Pete Weber Leads Qualifying after Two Rounds in PBA Denny’s Dick Weber Open

by PBA Editor February 3, 2009 19:00
Pete Weber averaged 227.4 to take the qualifying lead after two rounds Wednesday in the Professional Bowlers Association Denny’s Dick Weber Open at Fountain Bowl.
 
Weber, the son of the late Hall of Fame bowler Dick Weber, had a 2,274 10-game pinfall to hold a three-pin lead over reigning PBA Player of the Year Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, in second with 2,271. Norm Duke of Clermont, Fla., is third after two rounds with a 2,249 pinfall.
 
Weber, who is tied with Mark Roth for third all-time with 34 Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour titles and is also a member of the PBA and United States Bowling Congress Halls of Fame, is looking for his first television appearance and victory of the 2008-09 season.
 
He credited some recent instruction from his brother Rich with fine-tuning his game.
 
“Actually I’m bowling better than my performances are showing this year, but I’ve been getting some advice from several people and I think it kind of confused me,” said the 46-year-old St. Ann, Mo., resident. “Recently I went to see my brother Rich and he was able to break down in simple terms what I needed to correct so I’m coming into this tournament with a lot of confidence.”
 
The Denny’s Dick Weber Open, the 13th stop on the 2008-09 Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour features the “traditional” format used in the PBA’s early years with 15 games of qualifying determining the top 24 advancing to three eight-game blocks of round-robin match play. The top five players after match play advance to the stepladder finals.
 
“I really liked the old format,” Weber said. “I think I lot of the guys will tell you that they like bowling the longer formats.”
 
Other notables in the top 20 include Australian two-handed player Jason Belmonte, 10th; 2007 USBC Masters Champion Sean Rash, 12th, and the PBA’s all-time Tour titles leader Walter Ray Williams Jr., 16th.
 
The field of 158 bowlers will return Thursday for a final five-game qualifying block to determine the 24 players who advance to match play beginning Thursday afternoon.
 
Sunday’s ESPN finals get underway at 1 p.m. Eastern (10 a.m. Pacific).
 
 
Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour
Denny’s Dick Weber Open
Fountain Bowl – Fountain Valley, Calif.
February 4, 2009
 
Round 2 Qualifying (Name, Hometown, 10-game Pinfall)
1, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 2,274
2, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 2,271
3, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 2,249
4, Michael Fagan, Patchogue, N.Y., 2,248
5, Jeff Carter, Springfield, Ill., 2,217
6, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 2,203
7, Bill O'Neill, Southampton, Pa., 2,186
8, Tony Reyes, San Bruno, Calif., 2,185
8, Craig Tuholski, Washougal, Wash., 2,185
10, Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, 2,180
10, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 2,180
12, Sean Rash, Wichita, Kan., 2,173
12, George Lambert IV, Canada, 2,173
14, D.J. Archer, Mineral Wells, Texas, 2,172
15, John Nolen, Waterford, Mich., 2,155
16, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 2,150
17, Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., 2,146
18, Joe Ciccone, Buffalo, N.Y., 2,145
19, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 2,144
20, Jim Tomek Jr., Camp Hill, Pa., 2,142
21, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 2,140
22, Vance Sisk, Sun City, Calif., 2,139
23, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 2,138
23, David Traber, Hebron, Ill., 2,138
25, Brian Voss, Kennesaw, Ga., 2,130
25, Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 2,130
27, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 2,125
28, Mike DeVaney, San Diego, 2,121
29, Shalin Zulkifli, Malaysia, 2,120
30, Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, 2,118
31, Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., 2,116
32, Mitch Beasley, Puyallup, Wash., 2,109
33, P.J. Haggerty, Clovis, Calif., 2,108
34, Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 2,103
35, Ritchie Allen, Columbia, S.C., 2,097
36, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 2,096
37, Chad Kloss, Greenfield, Wis., 2,089
38, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 2,083
39, Jason Tehee, Fresno, Calif., 2,081
40, Matt Freiberg, Somerset, N.J., 2,074
41, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 2,072
42, Steve Harman, Indianapolis, 2,071
42, Dave Wodka, Las Vegas, 2,071
44, Tom Sorce, Blasdell, N.Y., 2,069
44, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 2,069
44, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 2,069
47, Ryan Abel, Bel Aire, Kan., 2,067
48, Troy Wollenbecker, Miami, Fla., 2,066
49, Terrance Reeves, Valrico, Fla., 2,065
49, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 2,065
51, Randy Weiss, Columbia, S.C., 2,064
52, Eddie Graham, Centerville, Ohio, 2,062
53, Isao Yamamoto, Japan, 2,060
54, Jon Brandon, Santa Clarita, Calif., 2,058
55, Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 2,053
55, Jesse Buss, Wichita, Kan., 2,053
55, Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., 2,053
58, Todd Book, Wapakoneta, Ohio, 2,051
59, Zack Jellsey, Fullerton, Calif., 2,050
60, Ken Simard, Greenville, S.C., 2,047
61, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 2,042
62, Paul Varela, Carson, Calif., 2,039
62, Humberto Vazquez, San Pedro, Mexico, 2,039
64, Brian LeClair, Athens, N.Y., 2,034
65, Andrew Cain, Scottsdale, Ariz., 2,030
66, Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, 2,027
66, Robert Smith, Columbus, Ohio, 2,027
68, Joe Bailey, Pittsburgh, Pa., 2,024
69, Michael Hornacek, Anaheim, Calif., 2,023
70, Rhino Page, Topeka, Kan., 2,016
71, Corey Husted, Milwaukie, Ore., 2,011
71, Tony Figuiera, Gardena, Calif., 2,011
73, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 2,008
74, Nick Weber, St. Charles, Mo., 2,007
75, Ken Abner, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2,004
75, Art Ramirez, Lake Havasu City, Ariz., 2,004
77, Edward VanDaniker Jr., Essex, Md., 2,003
78, Tim Mack, Indianapolis, 2,002
79, Katsuya Kamida, Japan, 1,996
80, Beau McVey, Derby, Kan., 1,995
81, J.T. "Action" Jackson, Tarzana, Calif., 1,988
82, Timothy Behrendt, St Louis, Mo., 1,986
83, Ronnie Russell, Indianapolis, 1,983
84, Tony Cowan, Payson, Ariz., 1,981
85, Chester Rogers Jr, Milwaukie, Ore., 1,979
85, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 1,979
87, Chris Grulke, Irvine, Calif., 1,970
88, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,960
88, Don Allen III, Vancouver, Wash., 1,960
88, Roger Taylor, Marshalltown, Iowa, 1,960
91, Andrew Frawley, Rhodes, Australia, 1,958
92, Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., 1,956
93, Frank Gallo Jr., Cape Carteret, N.C., 1,955
94, Raul Rosales, El Monte, Calif., 1,951
95, Missy Bellinder, Fullerton, Calif., 1,949
96, Jason Poli, West Des Moines, Iowa, 1,948
96, Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 1,948
98, Nathan Urrutia, Banning, Calif., 1,934
99, Rudy Kasimakis, Baldwyn, Miss., 1,927
100, Brent Ilagan, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 1,925
101, Mark French, Ventura, Calif., 1,923
101, Patrick Smith, Bakersfield, Calif., 1,923
101, Tony Rodriguez Jr., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 1,923
104, William Wilson, Yorba Linda, Calif., 1,915
105, Lowell Huber, Westminster, Calif., 1,912
106, Josh Montgomery, Cypress, Calif., 1,908
107, Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 1,907
107, Adrienne Miller, Buffalo Grove, Ill., 1,907
109, David Kebely, Bothell, Wash., 1,899
109, Anthony Thompson, Redding, Calif., 1,899
111, Alex Cavagnaro, N.Massapequa, N.Y., 1,896
111, Leonard Huber, Santa Ana, Calif., 1,896
113, Mason Sherman, Moorpark, Calif., 1,894
114, James Grago, Rome, N.Y., 1,893
115, Patrick Berkel, Irvine, Calif., 1,892
116, Victor Meyerhoff, San Francisco, 1,884
117, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,883
118, Kevin Westerman, Riverside, Calif., 1,881
119, Joseph Bondi, Moreno Valley, Calif., 1,877
120, Wendell Sabino, Valencia, Calif., 1,874
121, Rob Edwards, Vancouver, Wash., 1,873
122, Elysia Current, Ephrata, Pa., 1,869
123, Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind., 1,863
124, Robert Lee, Japan, 1,850
125, Jason Sterner, McDonough, Ga., 1,848
126, Douglas Svela, Downey, Calif., 1,840
127, Alex Medveditskov, Russia, 1,835
128, Kenneth Maxey Jr., La Habra, Calif., 1,827
129, Dave Arnold, Dublin, Calif., 1,819
130, Tyler LaBelle, Lake Forest, Calif., 1,812
131, Jason Lundquist, Delaware Water Gap, Pa., 1,809
131, Lee Vanderhoef, Greenville, S.C., 1,809
133, Neil Hicks III, Bonney Lake, Wash., 1,790
133, James Scimone, Anaheim, Calif., 1,790
135, Rodney Tramp, Porterville, Calif., 1,788
136, Carmen Salvino, Schaumburg, Ill., 1,782
137, Jonden Soper, Lake Havasu, Ariz., 1,779
138, Nicole Ellison, Chatsworth, Calif. 1,774
139, Michael Reichstein, Agoura Hills, Calif., 1,773
140, Demetrius Cash, Costa Mesa, Calif., 1,755
141, Ernie Juarez, Burbank, Calif., 1,750
141, Brian Jones, Riverside, Calif., 1,750
141, Marc Sy, Cerritos, Calif., 1,750
144, J.P. Smith, Bakersfield, Calif., 1,748
145, Aaron Golden, Chula Vista, Calif., 1,740
145, Alan Mojado, Pala, Calif., 1,740
147, Matthew Ridgway, Lake Elsinore, Calif., 1,731
148, Lauri Karppala Jr., Folsom, Calif., 1,729
149, Billy Oatman, Chicago, 1,719
150, William Jackson Jr., Gardena, Calif., 1,716
151, Micheal Fell, Riverside, Calif., 1,687
152, Syd Magargal, LaJolla, Calif., 1,675
153, Mark Ellel, Goleta, Calif., 1,674
154, Drew Parkin, Aliso Viejo, Calif., 1,668
155, Lawrence Pena, West Covina, Calif., 1,658
156, Brandon Platz, Manhattan Beach, Calif., 1,643
157, Lamont Hanna, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1,625
158, Jim Griffiths, Riverside, Calif., 1,587
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