Dennis Psaropoulos Takes First Round Lead in PBA Senior Dayton Classic

by PBA Editor April 25, 2009 19:00

Trying for his first Professional Bowlers Association Senior Tour title, Dennis Psaropoulos of Lake Worth, Fla., averaged 241.6 to take the first round qualifying lead Sunday in the PBA Senior Dayton Classic at Capri Lanes.

 

The 57-year-old Psaropoulos had a 1,933 eight-game pinfall with games of 194, 247, 243, 254, 239, 265, 264 and 227          to hold a 46-pin lead over Emilio Mora of Defiance, Ohio, in second with 1,887.  PBA Hall of Famer and 24-time Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour titlist Brian Voss, bowling in his first season on the Senior Tour, is in third with 1,879.

 

Psaropoulos’ participation in the tournament was in doubt after having pulled a muscle around his ribs after bowling in a PBA regional event last week.

 

“I didn’t bowl the practice session yesterday because I didn’t think I was going to feel well enough to bowl today,” said Psaropoulos, whose previous best Senior Tour finish was second in the 2005 Senior U.S. Open.  “It was at a point where I couldn’t breathe naturally so I was hoping rest and taking some ibuprofen would help and fortunately when it came time to bowl today I felt fine.”

 

After his 194 game, Psaropoulos relied on some old-fashioned experimentation to get back on track for the rest of the block.

 

“I was just trying to get loose, trying different releases and equipment in that first game and eventually I found something that worked,” Psaropoulos said. “I was fortunate that the adjustments I had to make were minor and when you don’t have to make a lot of major adjustments it’s a big advantage.

 

The field of 140 players will bowl one more eight-game qualifying round Monday before the field will be cut to the top 32 qualifiers for match play rounds on Tuesday.  Match play begins with the round of 32 on Tuesday which will feature players who qualified 17th-32nd.  Bowlers qualifying 9th-16th will receive one bye and those qualifying in the top eight will receive two byes. The Round of 8, semi-final and championship matches are scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday.

 

For the second consecutive year, host proprietor Mike Irwin is offering a $50,000 bonus to a bowler who shoots a 300 game in the championship match on Tuesday. 

 

 

PBA SENIOR DAYTON CLASSIC

Capri Lanes, Dayton, Ohio

April 26, 2009

ROUND 1 QUALIFYING (8 games)

1, Dennis Psaropoulos, Lake Worth, Fla., 1,933
2, Emilio Mora, Defiance, Ohio, 1,887
3, Brian Voss, Alphretta, Ga., 1,879
4, Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 1,853
5, Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J., 1,847
6, (TIE) Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., and Jeff Schrum, Cherryville, N.C., 1,846
8, Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 1,826
9, Judge Abruzzese, Bronx, N.Y., 1,812
10, Hugh Miller, Seattle, 1,809
11, Ron Mohr, Eagle River, Alaska, 1,804
12, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 1,799
13, (TIE) Sam Zurich, Grant, Fla., and Curtis Aemisegger, Wauconda, Ill., 1,793
15, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 1,792
16, Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 1,787
17, Keith Sharp, Orlando, Fla., 1,786
18, John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,785
19, John McClure, Maumee, Ohio, 1,782
20, Dannie Hettinger, Circleville, Ohio, 1,778
21, Bill Argenbright, Fisherville, Va., 1,766
22, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 1,760
23, Dave Flemming, Fairborn, Ohio, 1,755
24, Mike Mineman, Belleville, Ill., 1,753
25, James Stanley, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1,750
26, (TIE) Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., and Matt Buxton, Jefferson City, Mo., 1,741
28, Russ Freeman, Lake Villa, Ill., 1,740
29, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 1,738
30, Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 1,732
31, Gale Voshell, Dover, Del, 1,731
32, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,730
33, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 1,725
34, Steve Lickliter, Beckley, W Va., 1,723
35, Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,719
36, Guppy Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 1,718
37, (TIE) Don Sylvia, Vero Beach, Fla., and Dick Baker, Henderson, Nev., 1,717
39, Kerry Fulford, Brownwood, Texas, 1,711
40, Frank Gallo Jr., Newport News, Va., 1,710
41, Brian Brazeau, Ocala, Fla, 1,704
42, Leo Plaia, New Orleans, 1,703
43, Don McAndrews, Angola, N.Y., 1,697
44, John Shreve Sr., Elyria, Ohio, 1,694
45, Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., 1,688
46, Ray Johnson, Battle Creek, Mich., 1,683
47, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 1,679
48, Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 1,674
49, Jimmy Johnson, Bellevue, Neb., 1,672
50, Bob Chamberlain, The Villages, Fla., 1,670
51, (TIE) Mark Scime, Winter Garden, Fla, and Dave Patchen, Oregon, Ohio, and Steve Bergan, O'Fallon, Ill., 1,669
54, Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 1,667
55, Mike Swackhamer, Parkersburg, W.Va., 1,664
56, Wayne Webb, Sacramento, 1,662
57, Randy Rau, Belleville, Ill., 1,650
58, Rohn Morton, Vancouver, Wash., 1,649
59, (TIE) Rod Michael, Florissant, Mo., and Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,648
61, Daniel Miner, East Moline, Ill., 1,645
62, (TIE) Barry Mefford, Aurora, Ill., and Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 1,644
64, (TIE) Douglas Weese, Carson City, Mich., and Rodney Tramp, Porterville, Calif., 1,643
66, Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 1,641
67, Ron Garr, Ridgedale, Mo., 1,640
68, Len Gray, Cincinnati, 1,639
69, Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,635
70, Chuck Haus, Linden, Mich., 1,632
71, Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio, 1,630.
72, Gerry Keslar, Tonganoxie, Kan., 1,629
73, Kim Buell, Speedway, Ind., 1,627
74, Chuck Fairchild Jr., New Canton, Va., 1,626
75, (TIE) Richard Hunt, Valparaiso, Ind., and Dan Clausse, Reno, Nev., 1,624
77, Norb Wetzel, Fond du Lac, Wis., 1,623
78, Bill Spigner, Vernon Hills, Ill., 1,619
79, (TIE) Jerry Owens, Beavercreek, Ohio, and Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,617
81, (TIE) Leo Scantamburlo, Riverview, Mich., and David Frazier, Parkersburg, W.Va., 1,613
83, John Hunt, Grayling, Mich., 1,610
84, Jay Young, Bowling Green, Ohio, 1,605
85, Keith Proehl, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,600
86, Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 1,594
87, James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn., 1,593
88, (TIE) Bill Hewlett, Meridian, Idaho, and Alan Brown, Fort Wayne, Ind., 1,591
90, (TIE) Roy Buckley, New Albany, Ohio, and Jim Shuck, Huntingdon, Pa., 1,589
92, Gregg Getzlow, St Charles, Mo., 1,584
93, (TIE) Harv Pallas, Stevensville, Mich., and Chuck Huckelberry, Rockford, Ill., 1,583
95, (TIE) Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., and Gary Hiday, Indianapolis, 1,582
97, Robert McDonald, Addison, Ill., 1,581
98, Larry Galloway, Fresno, Calif., 1,580
99, Ross McDonald, Clarksville, Md., 1,577
100, Bob Andersen, Forest City, N.C., 1,572
101, Bobby Johnson, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,568
102, (TIE) Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., and Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 1,562
104, Gary Badders, Dayton, Ohio, 1,560
105, Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 1,558
106, Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 1,557
107, Larry Grandt, Gurnee, Ill, 1,547
108, Richard Johnson, Canastota, N.Y., 1,544
109, (TIE) Mitch Jabczenski, Novi, Mich., and Stephen Bruck, Cincinnati, 1,542
111, (TIE) Jim Hutchinson, Ludlow Falls, Ohio, and Allen Meskan, Wood Dale, Ill., 1,541
113, Russell Powell, Dayton, Ohio, 1,539
114, Bruce Pierce, Zanesville, Ohio, 1,536
115, (TIE) Howard Frostman, Washburn, Wis., and Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 1,533
117, (TIE) Mark Jones, Amelia, Ohio, and Dave Bernhardt, Shelby Twp., Mich., 1,531
119, (TIE) Steve Fulton, Lansing, Mich., and Randy Lightfoot, St. Charles, Mo., 1,529
121, Donnie Todd Sr., Somerset, Ky., 1,526
122, Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla., 1,515
123, Joseph Stalnaker, Alderson, W.V., 1,501
124, Andy Ippolito, Forest Hills, N.Y., 1,497
125, Harley Trumbull, New Boston, Mich., 1,496
126, Karl Bosman, Trenton, Mich., 1,492
127, (TIE) James Scott, Villa Park, Ill, and George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 1,488
129, Glen Nakagawa, Highland Village, Texas, 1,484
130, Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., 1,483
131, Walter Knabb, Erlanger, Ky., 1,456
132, Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 1,455
133, Fred Baldwin, Sturgis, Mich., 1,454
134, Linda Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 1,444
135, Sam Perrotta, Lincoln Park, N.J., 1,436
136, Rick Cashell, Dedham, Mass., 1,433
137, Dennis Amato, Pine Brook, N.J., 1,431
138, Tom McBride, Cramerton, N.C., 1,390
139, Johnny Cook, Oneonta, Ala, 1,349
140, Gregory Smith, Baltimore, 1,342
141, Steve Cook, Granite Bay, Calif., 998 (WD)
142, Jeff Mackey, Mexico, Mo., 575 (WD)
143, Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 0 (WD)

* 300 Games - Dannie Hettinger, Barry Mefford

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