Amateur Fero Williams Leads as PBA World Series of Bowling Gets Underway

by PBA Editor August 3, 2009 19:00
Former Team USA member Fero Williams of Fairfield, Ohio, averaged 239 for his 10 qualifying games Tuesday to roll into the lead after two rounds of the Lumber Liquidators PBA Motor City Open at Taylor Lanes.
 
Williams, a 28-year-old amateur and part-time computer tech, decided to bowl the first event in the PBA’s five-week World Series of Bowling “to see if I’m ready. Opportunities are dwindling for amateur bowlers. This is a test to see if I have the mental and physical abilities to compete at this level.”
 
Williams stood atop a field seeded with international talent. Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, was in second place with 2,340 pins, 50 behind Williams. Bill O’Neill of Southampton, Pa., was third at 2,271 pins followed by first round leader Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., and Sean Rash of Wichita, Kan., at 2,267.
 
“It feels good to be where I’m at,” Williams confessed. “I have worked hard, practiced hard and today everything just clicked. I was nervous all day, and usually when I’m nervous, I bowl well. I hope I stay nervous tomorrow.”
 
Reinforcing the international flavor of the World Series was Colombia’s Andres Gomez who was tied for 11th place with 2,233 pins and Martin Larsen of Sweden in 13th with 2,229.  Bowlers from 10 countries including the United States are represented in the field of 131 players.
 
After the complete field bowls a third five-game qualifying round Wednesday, the top 24 players will advance to match play Wednesday evening and Thursday to determine the top five players for the stepladder finals.
 
PBA MOTOR CITY OPEN
Taylor Lanes, Taylor, Mich., Aug. 4
 
SECOND ROUND QUALIFYING (After 10 games)

1, Fero Williams, Fairfield, Ohio, 2,390
2, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 2,340
3, Bill O'Neill, Southampton, Pa., 2,271
4, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 2,269
5, Sean Rash, Wichita, Kan., 2,267
6, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., and Jesse Buss, Wichita, Kan., 2,265
8, Joe Ciccone, Buffalo, N.Y., 2,264
9, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 2,248
10, Jeff Carter, Springfield, Ill., 2,234
11, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., and Andres Gomez, Bogata, Colombia, 2,233
13, Martin Larsen, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2,229
14, Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, 2,220
15, Ritchie Allen, Columbia, S.C., 2,214
16, Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., 2,212
17, Dave Arnold, Dublin, Calif., 2,211
18, Ken Simard, Greenville, S.C., 2,209
19, Troy Wollenbecker, Miami, 2,203
20, Tom Daugherty, Tampa, Fla., 2,200
21, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 2,196
22, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 2,184
23, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 2,179
24, Dan MacLelland, Saginaw, Mich., 2,176
25, Mike DeVaney, San Diego, and Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, 2,174
27, John May, Lincolnton, N.C., 2,173
28, Jason Poli, West Des Moines, Iowa, 2,172
29, Anthony LaCaze, Melrose Park, Ill., 2,171
30, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 2,165
31, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 2,162
32, Osku Palermaa, Espoo, Finland, 2,160
33, Michael Machuga, Erie, Pa., 2,155
34, Todd Book, Wapakoneta, Ohio, 2,154
35, Craig Nidiffer, Trenton, Mich., 2,139
36, Brian Himmler, Cincinnati, 2,137
37, Jeffrey Roche, Dearborn, Mich., 2,133
38, Amleto Monacelli, Barquisimeto, Venezuela, 2,132
39, Bo Goergen, Midland, Mich., 2,131
40, George Lambert IV, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 2,129
41, Brian LeClair, Athens, N.Y., 2,128
42, Brian Voss, Kennesaw, Ga., 2,127
43, Rhino Page, Wesley Chapel, Fla., and Jason Belmonte, Orange, NSW, Australia, 2,124
45, Tim Pfeifer, Cranberry Twp., Pa., 2,121
46, Wayne Garber, Modesto, Calif., 2,120
47, Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., 2,116
48, John Nolen, Grand Blanc, Mich., 2,112
49, Brian Thompson, Flat Rock, Mich., 2,108
50, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 2,104
51, Paul Gibson, Brunswick, Ohio, 2,101
52, Billy Oatman, Chicago, 2,098
53, Quinton Bohlen, Decorah, Iowa, 2,096
54, Ronnie Russell, Camby, Ind.; Stuart Williams, Cheshire, England, and Robert Smith, Columbus, Ohio, 2,092
57, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., and Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, 2,091
59, Jason Sterner, McDonough, Ga., 2,090
60, Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 2,089
61, Ed Carter, Akron, Ohio, 2,084
62, Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 2,083
63, Derek Sapp, Keokuk, Iowa, 2,079
64, Lee Vanderhoef, Greenville, S.C., 2,078
65, Paul Moor, Hull, East Yorks, England, 2,077
66, Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind., 2,073
67, Michael Fagan, Patchogue, N.Y., 2,072
68, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 2,068
69, Stevie Weber, Chalmette, La,, 2,067
70, D.J. Archer, Mineral Wells, Texas, 2,059
71, Johnathan Bower, Middletown, Pa., 2,058
72, Jason Wojnar, Chicago, 2,056
73, Rudy Kasimakis, Baldwyn, Miss., 2,052
74, Jay Futrell, Derby, Kan., and Todd Sim, Bell River, Ontario, 2,049
76, Bruce Falcon, Bay City, Mich., 2,048
77, Michael Haugen Jr., Carefree, Ariz., 2,046
78, Eddie Graham, Centerville, Ohio, 2,039
79, Mike Keily, Lakewood, Colo., 2,034
80, Thomas Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., and Billy Plane, Atlanta, 2,031
82, Edward VanDaniker Jr., Essex, Md., 2,030
83, Andrew Horodecki, Jackson, Mich., 2,019
84, Chad Kloss, Greenfield, Wis., 2,016
85, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 2,015
86, Jesper Agerbo, Denmark, 2,014
87, Jeff Austreng, Waterford, Mich., 2,013
88, Jonathan Van Hees, Charlestown, R.I., 2,011
89, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 2,005
90, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 2,003
91, Andrew Koff, Miami, 2,000
92, Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., 1,989
93, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,981
94, Chris Kliczinski, Pinckney, Mich., 1,980
95, Jeff Hicks, Allen Park, Mich., and Randy Weiss, Columbia, S.C., 1,973
97, Andrew Cain, Scottsdale, Ariz., 1,971
98, PJ Haggerty, Clovis, Calif., and Tae-Hwa Jeong, Dae-Jeon, South Korea, 1,968
100, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 1,953
101, Bryan Paul, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1,949
102, Thomas Larsen, Assens, Denmark, 1,948
103, Tim Mack, Indianapolis, 1,947
104, Steve Harman, Indianapolis, 1,936
105, Abed Daher, Brownstown, Mich., 1,930
106, Thomas Wall III, Fayetteville, N.C., 1,928
107, Matt Freiberg, Somerset, N.J., 1,909
108, Terrence Haines II, Garden City, Mich., 1,906
109, Anthony Moses, Dearborn Heights, Mich., 1,893
110, Mitch Beasley, Puyallup, Wash., 1,887
111, Matt Mueller, Bay City, Mich., 1,872
112, Steve Rogers, Bourbonnais, Ill., 1,871
113, Michael Wall, Fayetteville, N.C., 1,870
114, BJ Satkowski, Jackson, Mich., 1,865
115, Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 1,853
116, Nick Kokenos, St Clair Shores, Mich., 1,845
117, Bill Oravecz, Mentor, Ohio, 1,842
118, Douglas Mazurco, Brownstown, Mich., 1,830
119, Jason Zook, Tampa, Fla., 1,829
120, Andrew Featherstone, White Lake, Mich., 1,825
121, Cassidy Schaub, Ashland, Ohio, and Johnny Petraglia Jr., Youngstown, Ohio, 1,823
123, Robert Flunder IV, Toledo, Ohio, 1,810
124, Tony Campagna Jr., Chesapeake, Va., 1,800
125, Ed Campbell, Rochester Hills, Mich., 1,773
126, Christopher Brennan, Baltimore, 1,732
127, Alex Medveditskov, Russia, 1,729
128, Jack Nealon, Bowie, Md., and Danial Cline, Lansing, Mich., 1,715
130, Ivo Raul Chiriboga, Miami, 1,678
131, Brian DiCicco, Agawam, Mass., 1,590

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