Bob Chamberlain Leads PBA Senior Miller Lite Knockout Classic

by PBA Editor August 15, 2009 19:00
Four-time PBA Senior Tour titlist Bob Chamberlain averaged 246.6 to take the first-round qualifying lead Sunday in the PBA Senior Miller Lite Knockout Classic, presented by the Illinois State Bowling Proprietors Association, at Town and Country Lanes.
 
Chamberlain, who won his last title in 2003, said a change in the ball position in his stance has dramatically improved his game over the summer break. “I’ve cashed every week this year, sometimes as a Super Senior, but it hasn’t been a good year,” the 60-year-old Villages, Fla., resident said. “I worked on a few things and now I’m throwing the ball real good. Hopefully things will turn around.”
 
Chamberlain rolled games of 234, 290, 183, 266, 236, 247, 257 and 260 for an eight-game total of 1,973 pins and a 45-pin lead over Senior U.S. Open champion Wayne Webb of Sacramento, Calif. Four-time PBA Senior Player of the Year Tom Baker of King, N.C., was in third place with a 1,922 total followed by Kent Wagner of Palmetto, Fla., at 1,895 and Hugh Miller of Seattle at 1,888.
 
The 117-player field will bowl another eight-game qualifying round on Monday after which the field will be cut to the top 32 players who will advance to the unique “knockout” rounds Tuesday. The “knockout” rounds, starting at 10 a.m., will feature three-game total pinfall competition among four players on a given pair of lanes, with the top two advancing. The last three-game round begins at 7 p.m. followed immediately by one-game semifinal and championship rounds.
 
PBA SENIOR MILLER LITE KNOCKOUT CLASSIC
Presented by the Illinois State Bowling Proprietors Association
Town and Country Lanes, Joliet, Ill., Aug. 16, 2009
 
FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND (after 8 games)
1, Bob Chamberlain, The Villages, Fla., 1,973.
2, Wayne Webb, Sacramento, 1,928.
3, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,922.
4, Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla., 1,895.
5, Hugh Miller, Seattle, 1,888.
6, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,881.
7, Richard Hunt, Valparaiso, Ind., 1,856.
8, Robert Flaws, Chicago Ridge, Ill., 1,854.
9, Dave Patchen, Oregon, Ohio, 1,845.
10, Vince Honeycutt, Buford, Ga, 1,830.
11, Dave Sill, Cary, Ill, 1,823.
12, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 1,800.
13, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,799.
14, Brian Brazeau, Ocala, Fla, 1,797.
15, John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,788.
16, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 1,786.
17, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 1,784.
18, Bill Hewlett, Meridian, Idaho, 1,781.
19, Steve Bergan, O'Fallon, Ill., 1,778.
20, Rodney Tramp, Porterville, Calif, 1,777.
21, Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., 1,768.
22, Dick Baker, Henderson, Nev., 1,767.
23, Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1,761.
24, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 1,752.
25, (TIE) Larry Zacharias, Bolingbrook, Ill., and Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,747.
27, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 1,745.
28, Ron Mohr, Eagle River, Alaska, 1,740.
29, Bob Faragon, Schenectady, N.Y., 1,739.
30, Bennie Holman, Decatur, Ill., 1,737.
31, Tom Carter, Aurora, Ill., 1,735.
32, Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 1,725.
33, Dean Jones, San Marcos, Texas, 1,724.
34, (TIE) Barry Gurney, West Hills, Calif., and Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 1,720.
36, Mickey Higham, Wood Dale, Ill., 1,715.
37, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 1,712.
38, (TIE) Bob Knipple, Long Beach, Calif., and Dale Diamond, Springfield, Ill., 1,710.
40, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 1,706.
41, (TIE) Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., and Wayne Nosse, Crest Hill, Ill., 1,704.
43, Keith Sharp, Orlando, Fla., 1,701.
44, (TIE) Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, and Gregg Getzlow, St. Charles, Mo., and George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 1,698.
47, Randy Rau, Belleville, Ill., 1,693.
48, Bobby Johnson, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,684.
49, Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 1,683.
50, (TIE) Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., and Ray Johnson, Battle Creek, Mich., 1,681.
52, (TIE) Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, and Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, and Roger Kossert, Lithia, Fla., 1,678.
55, Harv Pallas, Stevensville, Mich., 1,673.
56, (TIE) Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., and Dan Duskin Sr., Atlantic, Iowa, 1,661.
58, (TIE) Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., and Bill Nichols, Roseville, Calif., 1,658.
60, Kim Buell, Speedway, Ind., 1,653.
61, Jerry Morano, Lombard, Ill., 1,651.
62, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 1,647.
63, Michael Truitt, Orland Park, Ill., 1,644.
64, Jimmy Johnson, Bellevue, Neb., 1,637.
65, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,634.
66, Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 1,621.
67, Norb Wetzel, Fond du Lac, Wis., 1,620.
68, Curtis Aemisegger, Wauconda, Ill., 1,614.
69, (TIE) Mike Pullin, Rochelle, Ill., and Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 1,612.
71, (TIE) Lance Murray, Bourbonnais, Ill., and Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, and Richard Kanadet, Oak Lawn, Ill., 1,606.
74, (TIE) Robert McDonald, Addison, Ill., and Kim Kirkpatrick, Rockford, Ill., 1,600.
76, (TIE) Leo Plaia, New Orleans, and Mel Wolf, Jackson, Mich., 1,599.
78, Jim Gordin, Modesto, Calif., 1,597.
79, Bill Spigner, Vernon Hills, Ill., 1,584.
80, Dave Flemming, Fairborn, Ohio, 1,580.
81, Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 1,579.
82, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 1,578.
83, Randy Kemp, Joliet, Ill., 1,572.
84, Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,571.
85, Bill Idzior, Crown Point, Ind., 1,570.
86, Ross McDonald, Clarksville, Md., 1,566.
87, George Kontos, Joliet, Ill., 1,563.
88, (TIE) Rod Michael, Florissant, Mo., and Robert Sulzberger Jr., Peotone, Ill., 1,551.
90, Harley Trumbull, New Boston, Mich., 1,542.
91, (TIE) Rick Wagner, Burr Ridge, Ill., and Tom Hinz, Joliet, Ill., 1,539.
93, (TIE) Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., and Fred Cole, Visalia, Calif., and Max Shellabarger, Ogden, Utah, 1,536.
96, Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., 1,528.
97, Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 1,527.
98, Fred Baldwin, Sturgis, Mich., 1,492.
99, Barry Mefford, Aurora, Ill., 1,490.
100, Robert Kicmal, LaGrange, Ill., 1,488.
101, Kerry Fulford, Brownwood, Texas, 1,480.
102, Chuck Huckelberry, Rockford, Ill., 1,461.
103, Daniel Miner, East Moline, Ill., 1,457.
104, Tony Biliskov Jr., Chicago, 1,437.
105, Barry Witmer, St. Charles, Mo., 1,436.
106, (TIE) Vincent Oliva, Orland Park, Ill., and Ron Hubbell, Rochester, N.Y., 1,429.
108, Gregg Schmied, Schererville, Ind., 1,423.
109, James Gochis, Ivanhoe, Ill., 1,417.
110, Dan Clausse, Reno, Nev., 1,395.
111, Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,365.
112, Larry Helton, Bolingbrook, Ill., 1,353.
113, (TIE) Robert Walters, N. Las Vegas, Nev., and Allen Meskan, Addison, Ill., 1,352.
115, Bill Sell, Menasha, Wis, 1,315.
116, James Scott, Villa Park, Ill, 1,314.
117, Gus Stevens, Romeoville, Ill., 1,266.
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