PBA’s Top Senior Players Return to Dayton, Ohio For PBA Senior Dayton Classic

by PBA Editor April 22, 2009 19:00

A field of approximately 150 of the world’s top professional senior bowlers, including several of the Professional Bowlers Association’s all-time 50 greatest players, will compete in the PBA Senior Dayton Classic April 25-28 at Capri Bowling Lanes in Dayton, Ohio.

 

Among the 50 greatest players scheduled to compete in Dayton are John Petraglia, Manalapan, N.J.; Tom Baker, King, N.C.; Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla.; Steve Cook, Granite Bay, Calif., and Wayne Webb, Sacramento, Calif.  In his first year of eligibility, 24-time PBA Tour titlist and Hall of Famer Brian Voss of Alpharetta, Ga., will make his Senior Dayton Classic debut.

 

Other notables in the field are PBA Hall of Famers Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas; Roy Buckley, Westerville, Ohio and 10-time Senior Tour champion Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla.; Dayton Classic defending champion Keith Sharp, Orlando, Fla., and Ron Mohr of Eagle River, Alaska, who won the Senior Tour’s season opener in Jackson, Mich., on Tuesday.

 

The Dayton stop is the second of 12 events held throughout the spring and summer as the Senior Tour celebrates its 29th season.

 

Competition begins with eight-game qualifying blocks on April 26-27 at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.  The field will then be cut to the top 32 players who will advance to best-of-five match play beginning April 28 at 9 a.m.  Match play continues all day on April 28 with the Round of 8 and championship rounds scheduled for 6:30 p.m.  Practice and pro-ams will take place on April 25.

 

The Senior Tour summer 2009 schedule will include three majors – the USBC Senior Masters, the PBA Senior U.S. Open and the new PBA Senior World Championship – along with nine standard events.

 

For more information on the PBA Senior Tour, visit the Senior Tour section on pba.com.

 

2009 PBA SENIOR DAYTON CLASSIC SCHEDULE

Capri Lanes, Dayton, Ohio

 

Saturday, April 25
9 a.m. – A squad practice

11:30 a.m. – B squad practice
2, 4, 6 p.m. – Pro-ams

Sunday, April 26
9 a.m. - A squad qualifying (8 games)
4 p.m. – B squad qualifying (8 games)

Monday, April 27
9 a.m. - B squad qualifying (8 games)
4 p.m. – A squad qualifying (8 games)

Field cut to top 32

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