Denny's Dick Weber Open LIVE on ESPN 1 pm Eastern

by PBA Editor February 7, 2009 19:00
TOURNAMENT NOTES
 
2009 DENNY’S DICK WEBER OPEN
Fountain Bowl
Fountain Valley, Calif.
February 8, 2009
 
SUNDAY’S MATCH UPS
Match #1:        No. 5 Michael Fagan vs. No. 4 Chris Barnes
Match #2:        Winner of Match #1 vs. No. 3 Ryan Shafer
Match #3         Winner of Match #2 vs. No. 2 Pete Weber
Title Match:     Winner of Match #3 vs. No. 1 Norm Duke
 
2009 DENNY’S DICK WEBER OPEN PRIZE BREAKDOWN:
1st      --    $35,000 (+ one-year exemption)
2nd   --    $17,500
3rd    --  $ 9,000
4th    --  $ 7,000
5th     --    $ 5,000
 
Tournament Purse -- $175,000
 
Format:
- 158 bowlers bowl (3) five-game qualifying blocks
- Cut to top 24
- Top 24 bowl (3) eight-game blocks of round robin match play (incl. one position round)
            - Cut to top 5 for stepladder finals
 
2009 DENNY’S DICK WEBER OPEN – BY THE NUMBERS
Field Size – 158
PBA Entries – 121
Amateur Entries – 37
 
2009 DENNY’S DICK WEBER OPEN – QUALIFYING AVERAGES (15 GAMES)
Amateurs – 187.88
Non-Exempt Pro – 200.71
Exempt Pro – 208.82
Average Needed to Cash – 207.00
Field Average – 197.78
TODAY’S FINALISTS
 
No. 1 Norm Duke
Qualified 1st after 15 games:          230.67 Avg.
Match Play record:                           17-7
*Lost to Pete Weber, 254-191, in Game 24 final position round match
 
No. 2 Pete Weber
Qualified 5th after 15 games:          220.67 Avg.
Match Play record:                           13-11
*Defeated Norm Duke, 254-191, in Game 24 final position round match
 
No. 3 Ryan Shafer
Qualified 13th after 15 games:       216.67 Avg.
Match Play record:                           15-9
*Defeated Chris Barnes, 246-196, in Game 24 final position round match
 
No. 4 Chris Barnes
Qualified 2nd after 15 games:         228.33 Avg.
Match Play record:                           13-11
*Lost to Ryan Shafer, 246-196, in Game 24 final position round match
 
No. 5 Michael Fagan
Qualified 6th after 15 games:          220.53 Avg.
Match Play record:                           16-8
*Defeated Tony Reyes, 224-216, in Game 24 final position round match
 
RECORD IN MATCH PLAY BY ROUND
                                                   Rd. 1                    Rd. 2                 Rd. 3              Overall
Norm Duke                               6-2                        4-4                      7-1                 17-7
Pete Weber                              7-1                        2-6                      4-4                 13-11
Ryan Shafer                            4-4                        4-4                      7-1                 15-9
Chris Barnes                           4-4                        4-4                      5-3                 13-11
Michael Fagan                       7-1                     4-4                     5-3                 16-8
 
TODAY’S FINALISTS IN ROUND ROBIN MATCH PLAY THIS WEEK
 
DUKE VS.
 
Weber:
-Defeated Weber 268-214 in their 19th game of match play
-Lost to Weber 254-191 in their 24th position round game of match play
Shafer:
-Defeated Shafer 214-203 in their 10th game of match play
Barnes:
-Lost to Barnes 238-235 in their 1st game of match play
Fagan:
-Defeated Fagan 260-202 in their 18th game of match play
 
 
 
WEBER VS.
 
Duke:
-Lost to Duke 268-214 in their 19th game of match play
-Defeated Duke 254-191 in their 24th position round game of match play
Shafer
-Defeated Shafer 258-225 in their 8th game of match play
Barnes:
-Defeated Barnes 231-184 in their 3rd game of match play
Fagan:
-Lost to Fagan 247-223 in their 12th game of match play
 
 
SHAFER VS:
 
Duke:
-Lost to Duke 214-203 in their 10th game of match play
Weber:
-Lost to Weber 258-225 in their 8th game of match play
Barnes:
-Lost to Barnes 223-198 in their 5th game of match play
Fagan:
-Defeated Fagan 248-167 in their 9th game of match play
 
 
BARNES VS.
 
Duke:
-Defeated Duke 238-235 in their 1st game of match play
Weber:
-Lost to Weber 231-184 in their 3rd game of match play
Shafer:
-Defeated Shafer 223-198 in their 5th game of match play
Fagan:
-Lost to Fagan 203-186 in their 4th game of match play
 
 
FAGAN VS.
 
Duke:
-Lost to Duke 260-202 in their 18th game of match play
Weber:
-Defeated Weber 247-223 in their 12th game of match play
Shafer:
-Lost to Shafer 248-167 in their 9th game of match play
Barnes:
-Defeated Barnes 203-186 in their 4th game of match play
 
 
 
 
QUALIFYING, MATCH PLAY AND TOURNAMENT AVERAGES
Name                                        Qualifying (Rank)      Match Play                     Overall
Norm Duke                                   230.67 (1)                   225.04                           227.21           
Pete Weber                                  220.67 (5)                   234.13                           228.95
Ryan Shafer                                 216.67 (13)                226.33                           222.62
Chris Barnes                                228.33 (2)                   220.71                           223.64
Michael Fagan                             220.53 (6)                   218.88                           219.51
 
MATCH PLAY STATISTICAL RANKS FOR 2009 DENNY’S DICK WEBER OPEN
                                                   Avg.                               Strike Pct.                       Spare Pct. w/splits
Norm Duke                               225.04                           63.90                                75.27
Pete Weber                              234.13                           66.91                                73.81
Ryan Shafer                            226.33                           60.00                                84.31
Chris Barnes                           220.71                           60.96                                82.65
Michael Fagan                        218.88                           59.93                                75.73
 
AVERAGES IN WINS, LOSSES
                              Wins                  Losses
Norm Duke          237.06               195.86
Pete Weber         253.85               210.82
Ryan Shafer       236.27               209.78
Chris Barnes      235.23               203.55
Michael Fagan   234.56               187.50
 
HIGHS AND LOWS OF THE 2009 DENNY’S DICK WEBER OPEN – QUALIFYING
Name                      High Game                                                Low Game
Duke                          290 (Gm. 11)                                              178 (Gm. 13)
Weber                      257 (Gm. 8)                                                179 (Gm. 14)
Shafer                     263 (Gm. 15)                                              161 (Gm. 8)
Barnes                    277 (Gm. 15)                                              189 (Gm. 12)
Fagan                     251 (Gm. 4)                                                181 (Gm. 15)
 
HIGHS AND LOWS OF THE 2009 DENNY’S DICK WEBER OPEN – MATCH PLAY
Name                      High Game                                                Low Game
Duke                         268 (Gm. 9, 21)                                        174 (Gm. 11)
Weber                       300 (Gm. 22)                                           161 (Gm. 14)      
Shafer                      267 (Gm. 20, 23)                                     181 (Gm. 16)
Barnes                      264 (Gm. 18)                                            183 (Gm. 16)
Fagan                       299 (Gm. 14)                                            148 (Gm. 17)
 
FINALIST TITLES
NAME                        Total titles (80)                     Majors (16)
Norm Duke                              31                                6 (1993 Masters, 94 T of C, 2000 National Champ., 2008 World                                                                                                Champ., 2008 U.S. Open, 2008 World Champ.)
Pete Weber                             34                                8 (1987 T of C, 1988 U.S. Open, 1989 National Champ., 1991                                                                                        U.S. Open, 1992 Touring Players Championship, 1998                                                                                                  National Champ., 2004 U.S. Open, 2007 U.S. Open)
Ryan Shafer                            4                                  0
Chris Barnes                           10                                2 (2005 U.S. Open, 2006 T of C)
Michael Fagan                         1                                  0
 
 
2008-2009 FINISHES
Norm Duke
Tournament/Finish
H&R Block Tournament of Champions/39th
Bayer Earl Anthony Medford Classic/47th
Don & Paula Carter Mixed Doubles Championship/1st
National Bowling Stadium Championship/6th
Lumber Liquidators Shark Championships/48th
Cheetah Championship/16th
CLR Carmen Salvino Scorpion Championship/50th
Chameleon Championship/30th
Ultimate Scoring Championship/Did not bowl 
Lake County Indiana Golden Anniversary Championship/25th
Pepsi Viper Championship/14th
PBA World Championship/1st
 
Pete Weber
Tournament/Finish
H&R Block Tournament of Champions/9th
Bayer Earl Anthony Medford Classic/27th
Don & Paula Carter Mixed Doubles Championship/45th
National Bowling Stadium Championship/9th
Lumber Liquidators Shark Championships/32nd
Cheetah Championship/13th
CLR Carmen Salvino Scorpion Championship/14th
Chameleon Championship/51st
Ultimate Scoring Championship/7th 
Lake County Indiana Golden Anniversary Championship/17th
Pepsi Viper Championship/41st
PBA World Championship/15th
 
Ryan Shafer
Tournament/Finish
H&R Block Tournament of Champions/5th
Bayer Earl Anthony Medford Classic/9th
Don & Paula Carter Mixed Doubles Championship/11th
National Bowling Stadium Championship/30th
Lumber Liquidators Shark Championships/47th
Cheetah Championship/7th
CLR Carmen Salvino Scorpion Championship/27th
Chameleon Championship/27th
Ultimate Scoring Championship/35th 
Lake County Indiana Golden Anniversary Championship/9th
Pepsi Viper Championship/15th
PBA World Championship/30th  
 
Chris Barnes
Tournament/Finish
H&R Block Tournament of Champions/6th
Bayer Earl Anthony Medford Classic/25th
Don & Paula Carter Mixed Doubles Championship/43rd
National Bowling Stadium Championship/4th
Lumber Liquidators Shark Championships/12th
Cheetah Championship/5th
CLR Carmen Salvino Scorpion Championship/30th
Chameleon Championship/11th
Ultimate Scoring Championship/39th 
Lake County Indiana Golden Anniversary Championship/29th
Pepsi Viper Championship/33rd
PBA World Championship/2nd
 
Michael Fagan
Tournament/Finish
H&R Block Tournament of Champions/22nd
Bayer Earl Anthony Medford Classic/19th
Don & Paula Carter Mixed Doubles Championship/27th
National Bowling Stadium Championship/25th
Lumber Liquidators Shark Championships/24th
Cheetah Championship/54th
CLR Carmen Salvino Scorpion Championship/9th
Chameleon Championship/38th
Ultimate Scoring Championship/27th 
Lake County Indiana Golden Anniversary Championship/22nd
Pepsi Viper Championship/6th
PBA World Championship/6th
 
 
FINALISTS VS. EACH OTHER ON TV
 
DUKE VS.
Weber:
-          Is 1-2 in (3) matches
o   Lost to Weber 247-234 in the Championship Round of the 1986 St. Louis Open
o   Defeated Weber 236-194 in the Championship Match of the 1997 Ebonite Challenge in Windsor Locks, CT
o   Lost to Weber 260-227 in the Championship Round of the 2001 Greater Louisville Open
 
Shafer:
-          Is 7-0 in (7) matches
o   Defeated Shafer 238-211 in the Championship Round of the 1993 Greater Detroit Open
o   Defeated Shafer 278-225 in the Championship Round of the 1997 Japan Cup
o   Defeated Shafer 245-195 in the Championship Match of the 1998 Brunswick Circuit Pro Bowling Classic
o   Defeated Shafer 246-226 in the Championship Match of the 2005 PBA Atlanta Classic
o   Defeated Shafer 218-179 in the Championship Match of the 2006 Columbia 300 Classic in West Babylon, NY
o   Defeated Shafer 235-219 in the Championship Match of the 2007 Pepsi Championship in Indianapolis, IN
o   Defeated Shafer 202-165 in the Championship Match of the 2008 Denny’s World Championship in Indianapolis, IN
Barnes:
-          Is 3-1 in (4) matches
o   Lost to Barnes 278-207 in the Championship Match of the 1999 PBA Oregon Open
o   Defeated Barnes 236-228 in the Championship Match of the 2000 MSN Open
o   Defeated Barnes 247-217 in the Championship Round of the 2003 PBA Greater KC Classic
o   Defeated Barnes 259-189 in the Championship Match of the 2008 PBA World Championship in Wichita, KS
Fagan:
-          Is 1-0 in (1) match
o   Defeated Fagan 248-184 in the Championship Round of the 2006 Columbia 300 Classic in West Babylon, NY
 
WEBER VS.
Duke:
-          Is 2-1 in (3) matches
o   Defeated Duke 247-234 in the Championship Round of the 1986 St. Louis Open
o   Lost to Duke 236-194 in the Championship Match of the 1997 Ebonite Challenge in Windsor Locks, CT
o   Defeated Duke 260-227 in the Championship Round of the 2001 Greater Louisville Open
Shafer:
-          Is 4-2 in (6) matches
o   Defeated Shafer 236-179 in the Championship Round of the 1988 U.S. Open
o   Defeated Shafer 236-212 in the Championship Round of the 2000 Parker Bohn III Empire State Open
o   Defeated Shafer 248-198 in the Semifinal Match of the 2003 PBA Tar Heel Open in Burlington, NC
o   Lost to Shafer 238-233 in the Championship Round of the 2003 PBA Empire State Open in Latham, NY
o   Defeated Shafer 189-186 in the Championship Match of the 2005 Bowlersparadise.com Classic in Hammond, IN
o   Lost to Shafer 215-213 in the Championship Round of the 2008 H&R Block Tournament of Champions
Barnes:
-          Is 0-2 in (2) matches
o   Lost to Barnes 260-257 in the Championship Round of the 2000 Orleans Casino Open
o   Lost to Barnes 201-189 in the Championship Round of the 2003 PBA Days Inn Open in Dallas, TX
Fagan:
-          Never Faced
 
SHAFER VS.
Duke:
-          Is 0-7 in (7) matches
o   Lost to Duke 238-211 in the Championship Round of the 1993 Greater Detroit Open
o   Lost to Duke 278-225 in the Championship Round of the 1997 Japan Cup
o   Lost to Duke 245-195 in the Championship Match of the 1998 Brunswick Circuit Pro Bowling Classic
o   Lost to Duke 246-226 in the Championship Match of the 2005 PBA Atlanta Classic
o   Lost to Duke 218-179 in the Championship Match of the 2006 Columbia 300 Classic in West Babylon, NY
o   Lost to Duke 235-219 in the Championship Match of the 2007 Pepsi Championship in Indianapolis, IN
o   Lost to Duke 202-165 in the Championship Match of the 2008 Denny’s World Championship in Indianapolis, IN
Weber:
-          Is 2-4 in (6) matches
o   Lost to Weber 236-179 in the Championship Round of the 1988 U.S. Open
o   Lost to Weber 236-212 in the Championship Round of the 2000 Parker Bohn III Empire State Open
o   Lost to Weber 248-198 in the Semifinal Match of the 2003 PBA Tar Heel Open in Burlington, NC
o   Defeated Weber 238-233 in the Championship Round of the 2003 PBA Empire State Open in Latham, NY
o   Lost to Weber 189-186 in the Championship Match of the 2005 Bowlersparadise.com Classic in Hammond, IN
o   Defeated Weber 215-213 in the Championship Round of the 2008 H&R Block Tournament of Champions
Barnes:
-          Is 1-2 in (3) matches
o   Lost to Barnes 265-260 in the Championship Round of the 2002 PBA Wichita Open
o   Defeated Barnes 217-215 in the Championship Match of the 2003 PBA Empire State Open in Latham, NY
o   Lost to Barnes 257-205 in he Championship Round of the 2008 H&R Block Tournament of Champions
Fagan:
-          Never Faced
 
BARNES VS.
Duke:
-          Is 1-3 in (4) matches
o   Defeated Duke 278-207 in the Championship Match of the 1999 PBA Oregon Open
o   Lost to Duke 236-228 in the Championship Match of the 2000 MSN Open
o   Lost to Duke 247-217 in the Championship Round of the 2003 PBA Greater KC Classic
o   Lost to Duke 259-189 in the Championship Match of the 2008 PBA World Championship in Wichita, KS
Weber:
-          Is 2-0 in (2) matches
o   Defeated Weber 260-257 in the Championship Round of the 2000 Orleans Casino Open
o   Defeated Weber 201-189 in the Championship Round of the 2003 PBA Days Inn Open in Dallas, TX
Shafer:
-          Is 2-1 in (3) matches
o   Defeated Shafer 265-260 in the Championship Round of the 2002 PBA Wichita Open
o   Lost to Shafer 217-215 in the Championship Match of the 2003 PBA Empire State Open in Latham, NY
o   Defeated Shafer 257-205 in he Championship Round of the 2008 H&R Block Tournament of Champions
Fagan:
-          Is 1-0 in (1) match
o   Defeated Fagan 247-195 in the Championship Round of the 2003 PBA Empire State Open in Latham, NY
 
FAGAN VS.
Duke:
-          Is 0-1 in (1) match
o   Lost to Duke 248-184 in the Championship Round of the 2006 Columbia 300 Classic in West Babylon, NY
Weber:
-          Never Faced
Shafer:
-          Never Faced
Barnes:
-          Is 0-1 in (1) match
o   Lost to Barnes 247-195 in the Championship Round of the 2003 PBA Empire State Open in Latham, NY
 
CAREER ROLL-OFF RECORDS
(One ball, sudden-death format to break ties)
 
Duke             7-3
Weber                       7-5
Shafer            3-7
Barnes           4-5
Fagan                        7-5
 
 
 
 
PBA PERFECTION- 300 GAMES
2009 DENNY’S DICK WEBER OPEN (1)
Mike DeVaney (Qualifying Round – Block 1)
Pete Weber (Round of 24 – Block 3)
 
So far during the 2008-09 season, there have been 59 perfect games in 13 tournaments for an average of 4.54 per tournament.
 
During the 2007-08 season, there were 101 perfect games in 21 tournaments for an average of 4.81 per tournament.
             Season           300 Games         # of Tournaments           Avg. per Tournament               
            2008-09                   59                               13                                          4.54
            2007-08                  101                              21                                          4.81
            2006-07                  119                              21                                          5.67
            2005-06                   86                               22                                          3.91
 
ALL-TIME PBA 300 GAMES ON TV (LUMBER LIQUIDATORS PBA TOUR) – 19
Name    Opponent (score)        Date                                            Tournament City
1.           *Jack Biondolillo           Les Schissler (216)                  April 1, 1967              Akron OH
2.           John Guenther             Don Johnson (189)                  Feb. 1, 1969              San Jose, CA
3.           Jim Stefanich                Glenn Carlson (243)                Jan. 5, 1974              Alameda, CA
4.           Pete McCordic               Wayne Webb (249)                  Jan. 31, 1987            Torrance, CA
5.           @# Bob Benoit              Mark Roth (255)                        Jan. 23, 1988            Grand Prairie, TX
6.           # Michael Aulby            David Ozio (279)                       July 31, 1993            Wichita, KS
7.           Johnny Petraglia          W.R. Williams Jr. (194)            March 5, 1994           Toledo, OH
8.           Butch Soper                  Bob Benoit (236)                       July 12, 1994            Reno, NV
9.           @C.K. Moore                 Parker Bohn III (192)                Feb. 2, 1996              Austin, TX
10.         Bob Learn Jr.                 Johnny Petraglia (279)            April 6, 1996              Erie, PA
11.         Jason Queen                Ron Papp (225)                        May 3, 1997              Huntsville, AL
12.         Steve Hoskins               W.R. Williams Jr. (234)            Oct. 15, 1997             Rochester, NY
13.         Parker Bohn III              Chris Sand (246)                      May 9, 1998              Reno, NV
                                                       Michael Mullin (191)               
14.         Steve Jaros                    Ricky Ward (200)                      Feb. 13, 1999            Chattanooga, TN
15.         Mike Miller                      Danny Wiseman (266)           June 20, 1999          Reno, NV
                                                       Tim Criss (224)
16.         Norm Duke                    W.R. Williams Jr. (213)            Jan. 5, 2003              Tacoma, WA
17.         Mika Koivuniemi           Jason Couch (248)                  Dec. 7, 2003              Windsor Locks, CT
18.         @Tony Reyes               Parker Bohn III (215)                Nov. 5, 2006              Taylor, MI
19.         Ryan Shafer                  Jeff Carter (228)                        March 18, 2007        Indianapolis, IN
 
# - Title match           @ - Won first title same show
 
 
**TELEVISED 300 GAME BONUS**
  • Any finalist rolling a 300 game this week in the championship round will earn a $10,000 bonus, compliments of the PBA
 
300 GAMES IN MAJOR FINALS
With just 19 televised 300 games ever bowled in PBA Tour history, it’s well documented how difficult the feat is. What’s even more rare is a televised 300 game in a Major final. It’s only happened four times in the history of the PBA:
 
No.      Name                                  Opponent                    Event                                    
1.         Jack Biondolillo                  Les Schissler                     1967 T of C*, Fairlawn, OH
2.         Johnny Petraglia                Walter Ray Williams Jr.     1994 National Championship, Toledo, OH
3.         Jason Queen                      Ron Papp                          1997 USBC Masters, Huntsville, AL
4.         Parker Bohn III                   Chris Sands                       1998 USBC Masters, Reno, NV
 
*First televised 300 game in Tour history
 
 
ALL-TIME LUMBER LIQUIDATORS PBA TOUR “7-10 SPLIT” CONVERSIONS ON TV – 3
1. Mark Roth (1980, Alameda, CA)
2. John Mazza (1991, Sunrise, FL)
3. Jess Stayrook (1991, Tucson, AZ)
 
2008-09 STATISTICS
 
2008-09 PBA Points Leaders
1.    Wes Malott                                  164,055
2.    Bill O’Neill                                   158,136
3.    Walter Ray Williams Jr.             137,038
4.    ►Norm Duke                              134,176
5.    Brad Angelo                                133,267
6.    Sean Rash                                  124,426.5
7.    ►Chris Barnes                          124,035
8.    Patrick Allen                               122,280
9.    Parker Bohn III                           116,478
10. Mike Scroggins                         114,113.5
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11. ►Michael Fagan                       101,134
12. ►Pete Weber                             100,754.5
13. ►Ryan Shafer                            98,257
Minimum points for today included
 
2008-09 PBA Money Leaders
1.         ►Norm Duke                        $113,300
2.         Patrick Allen                         $109,350
3.         Wes Malott                            $102,730
4.         Walter Ray Williams Jr.       $ 71,900
5.         Rhino Page                         $ 70,550
6.         Brad Angelo                         $ 64,300
7.         Bill O’Neill                             $ 63,950
8.         ►Chris Barnes                    $ 62,490
9.         Parker Bohn III                     $ 61,825
10.       Mike Scroggins                    $ 58,860
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14.       ►Pete Weber                       $ 41,600
17.       ►Ryan Shafer                     $ 39,220
20.       ►Michael Fagan                 $ 38,030
Minimum money for today included
 
2008-09 PBA Average Leaders
1.         Wes Malott                            226.11
2.         Patrick Allenl                                    225.60
3.         Bill O’Neill                             224.13
4.         Parker Bohn III                     223.98
5.         Walter Ray Williams Jr.       222.38
6.         Mike Scroggins                   222.28
7.         ►Chris Barnes                    220.91
8.         Mika Koivuniemi                  220.75
9.         Sean Rash                            220.20
10.       Tommy DeLutz Jr.               220.19
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13.       ►Ryan Shafer                     219.95
14.       ►Pete Weber                       219.89
16.       ►Norm Duke                        218.92
19.       ►Michael Fagan                 218.55
 
2008-09 PBA Player of the Year Points
1.         Wes Malott                            58
2.         Patrick Allen                         48
            ►Norm Duke                        48
4.         Walter Ray Williams Jr.       28
            Rhino Page                         28
6.         Bill O’Neill                             25
7.         Mike Scroggins                    24
8.         Brad Angelo                          22
9.         Parker Bohn III                     20
10.       ►Chris Barnes                    17
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19.       ►Pete Weber                        4
20.       ►Ryan Shafer                      3
26.       ►Michael Fagan                  1
*Minimum points for today included
 
*Point Distribution
1st Place – 16
2nd Place – 8
3rd Place – 4
4th Place – 2
5th Place – 1
 
ALL-TIME LUMBER LIQUIDATORS PBA TOUR CHAMPIONS
Pos.    Name                                        Titles
1.         Walter Ray Williams Jr.          45
2.         Earl Anthony                           43
3.         Mark Roth                                 34
            ►Pete Weber                          34
5.         Parker Bohn III                        32
6.         ►Norm Duke                           31
 
 
ALL-TIME PBA MONEY LEADERS
Pos.    Name                                        Earnings
1.         Walter Ray Williams Jr.          $4,068,516
2.         ►Pete Weber                          $3,279,669
3.         Parker Bohn III                        $2,759,242
4.         ►Norm Duke                           $2,715,744
5.         Brian Voss                               $2,379,278
6.         Amleto Monacelli                    $2,100,484
7.         Mike Aulby                               $2,097,520
8.         Tom Baker                                $1,795,649
9.         Marshall Holman                    $1,707,790
10.       Mark Roth                                 $1,639,796
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14.       ►Chris Barnes                       $1,592,407
17.       ►Ryan Shafer                        $1,471,366
155.    ►Michael Fagan                    $   355,004
Includes minimum money for today’s telecast
 
 
ALL-TIME MAJOR TITLES (through 2009 H&R Block Tournament of Champions-Las Vegas, NV)
 
No.    Name                              Number            Majors Won                                        
1.      Earl Anthony                        10                       73 NC, 74 NC, 74 TOC, 75 NC, 77
                                                                            Masters, 78 TOC, 81 NC, 82 NC, 83
                                                                            NC, 84 Masters
2.      Mike Aulby                               8                    79 NC, 85 NC, 89 US, 89 Masters,
                                                                            95 TOC, 95 Masters, 96 TPC, 98
                                                                            Masters
         Pete Weber                          8                    87 TOC, 88 US, 89 NC, 91 US, 92
                                                                            TPC, 98 NC, 04 US, 07 US
4.      Walter Ray Williams Jr.          7                    94 TPC, 98 US, 01 NC, 03 WC, 03
                                                                            US, 04 Masters, 06 WC
5.      Norm Duke                              6                    93 Masters, 94 TOC, 00 NC, 08 WC,
                                                                            08 US, 08 WC
         Don Carter                           6                     52 All-Star, 54 All-Star, 56 All-Star,
                                                                             58 All-Star, 60 NC, 61 Masters
7.      Del Ballard Jr.                          4                     87 US, 88 Masters, 89 TOC, 93 US
         Jason Couch                        4                     93 TPC, 99 TOC, 00 TOC, 02 TOC
         Dave Davis                              4                     65 NC, 67 NC, 68 TOC, 75 TOC
         Marshall Holman                    4                     76 TOC, 81 US, 85 US, 86 TOC
         Dave Husted                            4                     82 US, 85 TPC, 95 US, 96 US
         Doug Kent                            4                     91 Masters, 02 WC, 06 Masters, 07 WC
         Dick Weber                              4                     62 All-Star, 63 All-Star, 65 All-Star, 66 All-Star
 
MOST CAREER EVENTS BOWLED WITHOUT A TITLE (CURRENT EXEMPT PLAYERS ONLY)
                        Name                                     No. of events
            1.         Brian LeClair                        386
            2.         Joe Ciccone                         169
            3.         Brian Kretzer                        146
            4.         Jeff Carter                             121
            5.         Randy Weiss                        112
            6.         Nathan Bohr                         92
            7.         Chris Loschetter                  89
            8.         Ken Simard                           82
            9.         Bill O’Neill                             73
            10.       Dino Castillo                        69
            11.       Mitch Beasley                      55
 
 
 
THIS WEEK IN THE LUMBER LIQUIDATORS PBA TOUR NOTES
 
DICK WEBER
The 2009 Denny’s Dick Weber Open honors one of the game’s greatest bowlers and arguably its greatest ambassador. Weber, who passed away Feb. 14, 2005, won 30 Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour titles. A PBA Charter Member, Weber was the 1965 PBA Player of the Year. Other highlights of Weber’s career include:
 
œ PBA Charter Member and later served as PBA President (1969-70).
œ Only bowler in Tour history to win a PBA title in six different decades
œ Won eight of the first 18 Tour events
œ PBA Player of the Year in 1965
œ Three-time BPAA Bowler of the Year (1961, ’63, ’65)
œ Inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1975
œ Won four BPAA All-Star events, the predecessor to the U.S. Open (1962, ’63, ’65, ’66)
 
ALL IN THE FAMILY
All-time PBA titles for the Weber family:  127
Pete Weber – 75 (34 Tour, 41 Regional)
Dick Weber – 49 (30 Tour, 10 Regional, 6 Senior, 3 Senior Regional)
Rich Weber – 2 (2 Regional)
John Weber – 1 (1 Regional)
 
DICK WEBER vs. PETE WEBER
                                                              
Dick Weber             Pete Weber
Denny’s PBA Tour titles                      30                                34
Major Titles                                          4                                  8
Career PBA Earnings                         $956,832                     $3,279,669
PBA Tour Events Bowled                   550                              678
Television Appearances                     50                                118
HOF’ers beaten for title on TV            7                                  8
Match Play Apps.                                275                              363
Cashes                                               391                              498
300 Games                                         15                                56
 
 
THE PBA IN FOUNTAIN VALLEY
This week marks the 18th event held in Orange County and the eighth event ever held in at Fountain Bowl in Fountain Valley, all eight of which have come in successive seasons. The center is tied with Lava Lanes in Medford, Ore., and Taylor Lanes in Taylor, Mich., for the longest streak among current host centers.
 
Fountain Bowl is no stranger to hosting big events, as the 60-lane center hosted three U.S. Open events between 2000 and 2004. The list of winners in the center is impressive.
 
Event                                                                          Winner
59th U.S. Open (2001)                                                Mika Koivuniemi
60th U.S. Open (2003)                                                Walter Ray Williams Jr.
61st U.S. Open (2004)                                                ►Pete Weber
Orange County Classic                                              Brian Voss
2006 Dick Weber Open                                              Jason Couch
2007 Dick Weber Open                                              Jason Couch
            2008 Dick Weber Open                                              Mike Scroggins
 
This week also marks the fourth consecutive season Fountain Bowl has hosted the Dick Weber Open. It will also mark this first time that a left-hander has not won the event (Jason Couch won the first two; Mike Scroggins won last season). Prior to the PBA’s run at Fountain Bowl, the PBA visited Brunswick Wonderbowl on eight occasions from 1971-84.
 
Overall, this week marks the 162nd Denny’s PBA Tour event in the great state of California. The first Tour event ever held in California was the 1960 Northern California Open at Castle Lanes in San Francisco. Five-time Tour title winner Earl Johnson won the $2,500 top prize.
►Dick Weber won three Tour titles in the state of California, winning the 1961 West Regional PBA Open in Redondo Beach, Calif., the 1961 San Jose Open in San Jose, Calif. and the 1966 Fresno Open in Fresno, Calif.
 
 
FOUNTAIN VALLEY FACTS
 
The area encompassing Fountain Valley was originally inhabited by the Tongva people. European settlement of the area began when Manuel Nieto was granted the land for Rancho Los Nietos, which encompassed over 300,000 acres, including present-day Fountain Valley. Control of the land was subsequently transferred to Mexico upon independence from Spain, and then to the United States as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
 
The city was incorporated in 1957, before which it was known as Talbert (also as Gospel Swamps by residents). The name of Fountain Valley refers to the very high water table in the area at the time the name was chosen, and the many corresponding artesian wells in the area. Early settlers constructed drainage canals to make the land usable for agriculture, which remained the dominant use of land until the 1960s, when construction of large housing tracts accelerated.
 
Fountain Valley is home to Mile Square Regional Park, a 640 acre park containing two lakes, three 18-hole golf courses, playing fields, picnic shelters, and a twenty-acre urban nature area planted with California native plants, a 55 acre recreation center with tennis courts, basketball courts, racquetball courts, a gymnasium, and the Kingston Boys & Girls Club; also a community center and a new senior center that opened in June, 2005. A major redevelopment of the recreation center and sports fields is under construction as of December 2007.
OIL PATTERN NOTES
 
Length:  39 ft.
 
Description: The Dick Weber Pattern is designed to maximize creativity and performance from the world's best bowlers. This 39-foot pattern allows for a greater buffing distance, resulting in less oil placed at the end of the pattern. The result of this design is a lane pattern in constant transition requiring bowlers to make significant adjustments and to use their creativity in attacking the pattern from lane to lane. These performance qualities were the hallmarks of the great career of Dick Weber. This event marks the only time this season this pattern will be used.
 
DUKE AS NO. 1 SEED:
Norm Duke has qualified as the No. 1 seed (tournament leader) in a stepladder finals 14 times in his career. His record from that spot is 7-7 and he has averaged 234.64 in those 14 title matches.
 
DUKE VS. SHAFER IN TITLE MATCHES:
Norm Duke is a perfect 5-0 vs. Ryan Shafer in TV title matches. Two of those wins came when Duke was the No. 1 seed. Title match results for Duke vs. Shafer are below:
 
            YEAR              CITY                                                               RESULT
            *1998               Wichita, KS                                                     Duke def. Shafer, 245-195
            2005                Atlanta, GA                                                      Duke def. Shafer, 246-226
            2006                West Babylon, NY (Long Island)                     Duke def. Shafer, 218-179
            *2007               Indianapolis, IN                                                Duke def. Shafer, 235-219
            2008                PBA World Championship, Indianapolis, IN   Duke def. Shafer, 202-165
            *Duke was No. 1 seed
 
DUKE VS. BARNES IN TITLE MATCHES:
Norm Duke is 2-1 vs. Chris Barnes in title matches. His only loss to Barnes in a title match came when Duke was the No. 1 seed. Title match results for Duke vs. Barnes below.                            
 
            YEAR              CITY                                                               RESULT
            *1999               Portland, OR                                                   Barnes def. Duke, 278-207
            2000                Tucson, AZ                                                      Duke def. Barnes, 236-228
            2008                PBA World Championship, Wichita, KS        Duke def. Barnes, 259-189
 
DUKE VS. WEBER & FAGAN IN TITLE MATCHES:
Norm Duke is 1-0 in title matches vs. Pete Weber, defeating Weber when Weber was the No. 1 seed in the 1997 event in Windsor Locks, CT. He has never faced Michael Fagan in a title match.
 
HIGHEST LOSING SCORE ON TV:
Norm Duke was the tournament leader in the 1994 True Value Open in Peoria, IL, when he posted the highest losing score on TV in PBA history. Duke shot 280 vs. Bryan Goebel in the title match, only to watch Goebel start with the first 11 strikes before getting six pins on his final shot to post a 296 game.
  
PDW’S “FOUNTAIN” OF YOUTH
Pete Weber has made the championship round in four of the eight events contested here at Fountain Bowl. He made the telecast in two U.S. Opens here, finishing third in 2003 and winning the 2004 event. He also made the telecast in last season’s Dick Weber Open here, finishing 5th and is seeded second today. Here are Weber’s results from the eight events at Fountain Bowl:
 
59th U.S. Open (2001) – 44th
60th U.S. Open (2003) – 3rd
61st U.S. Open (2004) – 1st
2004 Orange County Classic – 13th
2006 Dick Weber Open – 35th
2007 Dick Weber Open – 26th
2008 Dick Weber Open – 5th
2009 Denny’s Dick Weber Open – ???
 
LOOKING FOR A WIN
Pete Weber went winless last season (2007-08), the first time that has happened since the 2004-05 season. Since winning his first title in 1982, Weber has only gone winless in seven seasons. His worst stretch was a 3-year period from 1994-96 when he failed to capture a title. He was also winless in 1983 & 1999.
 
SECOND-HALF SUCCESS AGAIN?
Today is Pete Weber’s first TV appearance of this season. Weber made four telecasts last season and all four of them came after the holiday break. Just like this season, his first TV appearance of last season came in this event. He finished fifth in last season’s Dick Weber Open and then proceeded to make back-to-back shows when he finished fourth at the H&R Block Tournament of Champions. He also finished fourth in Omaha, NE and second in West Babylon, NY (Long Island).
 
MOVING ON UP
If Ryan Shafer wins today, he would pass PBA Hall of Famer Wayne Webb and move into 16th place on the PBA’s all-time earnings list with $1,499,366. A win would also leave him only $515 shy of passing another PBA Hall of Famer, David Ozio, for 15th place all-time.
 
LONG TIME BETWEEN DRINKS OF WATER
Ryan Shafer is hoping to quench his thirst for a win today at Fountain Bowl. His last title came on Nov. 23, 2003, in Latham (Albany), NY.
Since his last win, Shafer has bowled in 108 events and has made 13 telecasts, including seven second-place finishes. However, in his last win, he did beat both Chris Barnes (semifinal match) and Pete Weber (title match).
 
EIGHT WOULD BE GREAT
Reigning PBA Player of the Year Chris Barnes is looking to extend his streak of winning at least one title per season to eight consecutive seasons dating back to the 2001-02 season.
 
FAGAN BATTLES HIS WAY IN
Michael Fagan entered the final position round game Friday night in sixth place, 34 pins off the show. In his position round match vs. Tony Reyes (who was fifth entering position round), Fagan watched as Reyes needed to double in the 10th frame to hold on to fifth place. Reyes got the first strike, but only got 8 on his next ball to lose the match to Fagan, 224-216. Fagan made today’s telecast by a mere four pins.
 
 
ONE FOR MYSELF
Michael Fagan is looking for his first career singles title today. In his four previous singles appearances, he has not finished higher than third and has only won one of his five matches on TV.
 
 
2008-09 COMMISSIONERS EXEMPTIONS:
Event/City:                                                                                        Recipient:
CLR/Carmen Salvino Scorpion Championship, Vernon Hills, IL       Jason Belmonte (finished 29th)
Cheetah Championship, Cheektowaga, NY                                          Jason Belmonte (finished 60th)
Lumber Liquidators Shark Championship, Baltimore, MD                   Mark Roth (finished 60th)
National Bowling Stadium Championship                                             Wayne Webb (WD-injury)
Brian LeClair (finished 29th)
Earl Anthony Medford Classic, Medford, OR                                          Marshall Holman (finished 63rd)
GEICO Plastic Ball Championship, Wheat Ridge, CO                         Brian Voss
Bowling Foundation Long Island Classic, West Babylon, NY                        Johnny Petraglia
 
 
TOP SEED IN STEPLADDER FINALS
This season, the Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour features 13 events with a stepladder finals format, the most on Tour since the 2001-02 season when there were 11 stepladder finals. Top seeds are 4-4 thus far this season in stepladder finals. Results for the top seed in stepladder finals from this season and the previous three seasons are below.
 
2008-09         4-4
* No. 1 Patrick Allen def. No. 2 Rhino Page to win the H&R Block Tournament of Champions
* No. 3 Wes Malott def. No. 1 Tommy Jones to win the Bayer Earl Anthony Medford Classic
* No. 4 Patrick Allen def. No. 1 Walter Ray Williams Jr. to win the National Bowling Stadium Championship
* No. 1 Rhino Page def. No. 2 Wes Malott to win the Lumber Liquidators Shark Championship
* No. 1 Parker Bohn III def. No. 3 Mike Scroggins to win the Cheetah Championship
* No. 1 Wes Malott def. No. 2 Ken Simard to win the CLR Carmen Salvino Scorpion Championship
* No. 5 Mike Machuga def. No. 1 Bill O’Neill to win the Chameleon Championship
* No. 3 Brad Angelo def. No. 1 Chris Loschetter to win the Pepsi Viper Championship
 
2007-08         5-4
* No. 3 Norm Duke def. No. 1 Mika Koivuniemi to win the 65th Denny’s U.S. Open
* No. 3 Tommy Jones def. No. 1 Pete Weber to win the GEICO Classic
* No. 1 Mike Scroggins def. No. 2 Walter Ray Williams Jr. to win the Pepsi Championship
* No. 1 Michael Haugen Jr. def. No. 2 Chris Barnes to win the H&R Block Tournament of Champions
* No. 5 Mike Scroggins def. No. 1 Chris Barnes to win the 2008 Motel 6 Dick Weber Open
* No. 3 Parker Bohn III def. No. 1 Rhino Page to win the 2007 Spartanburg Classic
* No. 1 Sean Rash def. Steve Jaros to win the 2007 USBC Masters
* No. 1 Robert Smith def. No. 5 Brad Angelo to win the 2007 CLR Windy City Classic
* No. 1 Patrick Allen def. No. 2 Wes Malott to win the 2007 Lumber Liquidators Championship
 
2006-07         3-6
* No. 1 Norm Duke def. Ryan Shafer in the 2007 Pepsi Championship
*Pete Weber def. No. 1 Wes Malott to win the 64th U.S. Open
* No. 1 Patrick Allen def. Parker Bohn III to win the 2007 Go RVing Classic
* No. 1 Jason Couch def. Patrick Allen to win the 2007 Dick Weber Open
* Norm Duke def. No. 1 Ryan Shafer to win the 2006 Columbia 300 Classic
* Wes Malott def. No. 1 Chris Barnes to win the 2006 Discover® Card Windy City Classic
* Tony Reyes def. No. 1 Wes Malott to win the 2006 Motor City Classic
* Doug Kent def. No. 1 Jack Jurek to win the 2006 USBC Masters
* Walter Ray Williams Jr. def. No. 1 Pete Weber to win the Dydo Japan Cup 2006
 
2005-06         0-4
* Tommy Jones def. No. 1 Norm Duke to win the Dydo Japan Cup 2005
* Mike Scroggins def. No. 1 Norm Duke to win the 2005 USBC Masters
* Jason Couch def. No. 1 Parker Bohn III to win the 2006 Dick Weber Open
* Tommy Jones def. No. 1 Ryan Shafer to win the 63rd U. S. Open
 
 
VICTORIES FOR VARIOUS SEEDS STEPLADDER FINALS
Here is a per season breakdown for titles won by seed in the stepladder format since 2000:
            2000   2001-02   2002-03   2003-04   2004-05    2005-06   2006-07   2007-08    2008-09
1st           8           7              2              2               2               0              3              5                4
2nd         3           4              1              1               1               3              3              0                 0
3rd          4           0              0              0               0               0              2              3                 2
4th          1           0              0              0               0               0              1              0                 1
5th          0           0              0              0               0               1              0              1                 1
6th          0           0              0              0               0               0              0              0                 0
7th          1           0              0              0               0               0              0              0                 0
8th          2           0              0              0               0               0              0              0                 0
 
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