Canada’s Lambert Leads First Round at Bayer USBC Masters

by Jason Thomas February 8, 2011 14:56

By Lucas Wiseman, USBC Communications

RENO, Nev. - After finishing in a tie and losing a roll-off to advance past the first cut last year, George Lambert IV came into the 2011 Bayer United States Bowling Congress Masters determined to avoid that situation at all costs.

The Canadian got off to a hot start to the tournament, shooting 1,256 for five games, an average of 251.2, to take the opening round lead Tuesday at the National Bowling Stadium. Chris Warren of Grants Pass, Ore., the 1990 Masters champion, sits in second with 1,200.

Lambert, who finished third at the 2006 Masters, shot an 820 set for his first three with games of 255, 279 and 286 before closing with 203 and 233.

"I tied for the last spot last year, and I remember being lost the last few games," Lambert said. "You have to get what you can get early because it's a shorter format. I definitely didn't want to be fluttering around the bubble tomorrow. I wanted to come out here and get off to a great start."

After Monday afternoon's practice session, Lambert said he was a bit uncomfortable with his ball reaction and entered Tuesday's round unsure of his game plan.

"I came into today pretty nervous because during the practice session my look wasn't very defined," Lambert said. "I didn't know how I was going to play the lanes. I decided to play them a little straighter and it paid off. I caught a couple good pairs and ran with it."

Defending champion Walter Ray Williams Jr. is competing in qualifying after a rule change for this year's Masters. Williams will advance to the match-play bracket no matter what, but can earn a higher seed with a good performance.

The 47-time Professional Bowlers Association Tour champion from Ocala, Fla., got off to a shaky start in the first round and sits in 205th place with a total of 914. Should he remain outside of the top 64, he would be placed in the No. 64 spot in Thursday afternoon's bracket.

All 256 players will return Wednesday for five games of qualifying before the field is cut to the top 65 for five final games of qualifying Thursday morning. The top 63 players plus Williams will move on to the double-elimination match-play bracket Thursday afternoon.

The USBC Masters is a major on the Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour and the champion of the event will earn $50,000 for first place. The final four players who survive bracket play will advance to the championship round, which will be televised live on ESPN at 3 p.m. Eastern on Sunday.

2011 BAYER USBC MASTERS

At National Bowling Stadium, Reno, Nev.

Tuesday's results

QUALIFYING ROUND 1

(Five games)

1, George Lambert IV, Canada, 1,256.

2, Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., 1,200.

3, Bryon Smith, Roseburg, Ore., 1,168.

4, J.R. Raymond, Saginaw, Mich., 1,167.

5, Mathew Jones, Avondale, Ariz., 1,160.

6, Mark Scuderi Jr., Rochester, N.Y., 1,159.

7, Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, 1,157.

8, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 1,152.

9, Joshua Kierpiec, Scottsville, N.Y., 1,151.

10, Bill O'Neill, Southampton, Pa., 1,150.

11, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 1,145.

12, Michael Haugen Jr., Carefree, Ariz., 1,137.

13, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 1,132.

13, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 1,132.

13, Dan MacLelland, Saginaw, Mich., 1,132.

16, Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 1,127.

17, Tommy Jones, Greenville, S.C., 1,126.

17, Mike Fagan, Patchogue, N.Y., 1,126.

19, Anthony Thompson, Redding, Calif., 1,119.

20, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 1,117.

21, Jesse Buss, Wichita, Kan., 1,115.

22, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1,114.

22, Jeff Carter, Springfield, Ill., 1,114.

24, Ricky Schissler, Henderson, Colo., 1,112.

25, Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., 1,108.

25, Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., 1,108.

27, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 1,103.

28, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,102.

29, Michael Steil, Wheeling, Ill., 1,100.

30, James Grago, Rome, N.Y., 1,098.

31, Steven Badovinac, Parker, Colo., 1,097.

32, Joe Ciccone, Buffalo, N.Y., 1,094.

33, Jason Munkberg, Redding, Calif., 1,093.

33, Jason Miller, Portland, Ore., 1,093.

33, Terrance Bright, Atlanta, 1,093.

36, Kimmo Lehtonen, Finland, 1,091.

37, Mike DeVaney, Murrieta, Calif., 1,089.

38, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 1,087.

38, Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., 1,087.

40, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, Keller, Texas, 1,086.

41, Steve Kloempken, Pleasant View, Utah, 1,085.

42, Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 1,083.

43, Erik Vermilyea, Mansfield, Texas, 1,081.

44, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 1,079.

45, Chris Cundiff, Portage, Ind., 1,078.

45, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 1,078.

45, Bob Rudnick, Lancaster, N.Y., 1,078.

48, Bobby Hall II, Landover, Md., 1,077.

49, David Beres, Waukesha, Wis., 1,076.

50, Mason Sherman, Moorpark, Calif., 1,072.

51, Jason Polreis, Sioux Falls, S.D., 1,071.

52, Paul Bober, Morton Grove, Ill., 1,070.

53, Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, 1,068.

54, Anthony LaCaze, Melrose Park, Ill., 1,065.

55, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,064.

55, Dave Arnold, Dublin, Calif., 1,064.

57, Wayne Garber, Modesto, Calif., 1,063.

57, Michael Clark Jr, Cleveland, Ohio, 1,063.

59, Brandon Kraye, LaHabra, Calif., 1,062.

60, Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., 1,061.

61, Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind., 1,059.

62, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 1,058.

63, Kyle King, Glendale, Ariz., 1,053.

64, Jerry Gentry Jr., Topeka, Kan., 1,052.

65, PJ Haggerty, Roseville, Calif., 1,050.

65, Stuart Williams, England, 1,050.

67, Cory Simmons, Wichita, Kan., 1,049.

68, Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, Kan., 1,048.

69, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 1,047.

70, Randy Weiss, Columbia, S.C., 1,046.

71, Teruyuki Obara, Japan, 1,044.

71, Quinton Bohlen, Decorah, Iowa, 1,044.

73, Lucas Legnani, Argentina, 1,042.

74, Toshiyuki Kaneko, Japan, 1,039.

74, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 1,039.

76, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 1,038.

77, Eddie Lallak, Cheyenne, Wyo., 1,037.

77, Rusty Thomsen, Morgan, N.J., 1,037.

77, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 1,037.

80, Lanndyn Carnate, Glendale, Ariz., 1,036.

81, Gary Schrader, Springboro, Ohio, 1,033.

81, G. Brett Cunningham, Clay, N.Y., 1,033.

83, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 1,031.

84, Michael Machuga, Erie, Pa., 1,028.

85, Santiago Mejia, Colombia, 1,027.

85, George Brooks, Loveland, Colo., 1,027.

85, Ian Willard, Milwaukie, Ore., 1,027.

85, Bill Crane III, Mishawaka, Ind., 1,027.

89, Brian Valenta, Lockport, Ill., 1,026.

90, Missy Parkin, Lake Forest, Calif., 1,025.

90, Thomas Ault Jr., Portland, Ore., 1,025.

92, Bob Rosenau, Redding, Calif., 1,024.

93, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 1,023.

93, Alex Cavagnaro, Massapequa, N.Y., 1,023.

93, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 1,023.

96, Chris Westerberg, Derby, Kan., 1,022.

96, Garret Ball, Albany, Ore., 1,022.

96, Theo Douthit, Phoenix, 1,022.

99, Mike Calderon, Phoenix, 1,020.

99, Greg Smith, Fort Wayne, Ind., 1,020.

99, Ed Smaglik, Flagstaff, Ariz., 1,020.

102, Jarrett Mizo, Honolulu, 1,019.

103, Scott Boyle, Salida, Calif., 1,015.

103, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 1,015.

105, Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 1,014.

106, Ralph Solan, Huntsville, Ala., 1,013.

106, Jon Brandon, Santa Clarita, Calif., 1,013.

108, Aaron Ramsden, Pleasant Valley, Mo., 1,010.

109, Christopher Collins, Savannah, Ga., 1,009.

110, Corey Husted, Milwaukie, Ore., 1,006.

111, Matt Freiberg, Simpsonville, S.C., 1,004.

111, Engelberto Rivera, Philippines, 1,004.

113, Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, Wash., 1,002.

114, Keith Dommer, Tucson, Ariz., 999.

114, Tony Todd, Myrtle Beach, S.C., 999.

116, Richard Wayne, Westland, Mich., 998.

117, Derek Gregory, Sonora, Calif., 997.

117, Eddie VanDaniker Jr., Essex, Md., 997.

117, Donald Barry Jr., Omaha, Neb., 997.

117, Adam Ishman, Las Vegas, 997.

121, William Bundza, Tucson, Ariz., 996.

121, Todd Reichenberger, Barre, Vt., 996.

123, Ricky Woods, Whites Creek, Tenn., 994.

123, Nikita Koshelev, Russia, 994.

123, Scott Kraye, LaHabra, Calif., 994.

126, Dennis Brown, Rio Rancho, N.M., 993.

126, Billy Young Jr., Edgewood, Md., 993.

128, Frank Schmal, Lincoln, Neb., 992.

128, Manuel Otalora, Colombia, 992.

130, CJ Godizano, San Francisco, 991.

130, Stephen Pavlinko, Sewell, N.J., 991.

132, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 990.

133, Rick Kouri, Castle Rock, Colo., 988.

134, Eric Parvey, Fargo, N.D., 987.

135, Rick Bell, Roy, Utah, 986.

136, Mitch Beasley, Puyallup, Wash., 985.

136, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 985.

138, Brian Himmler, Cincinnati, 984.

138, Daniel Jackson Jr., Portland, Ore., 984.

140, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 982.

141, Tyler Wilds, Mendon, Mich., 979.

142, Tony Reyes, San Bruno, Calif., 978.

143, Robert Slayton, Farmington, Minn., 976.

143, Edward Cotter, Levant, Maine, 976.

143, Bryon Fillmore, Carson City, Nev., 976.

143, Frank Rose Jr. III, Bellaire, Texas, 976.

147, Scott Norton, Costa Mesa, Calif., 974.

148, Andrew Graff, Las Vegas, 973.

149, Dave Wodka, Chatsworth, Calif., 972.

149, C.J. Pardini Jr., Petaluma, Calif., 972.

151, Daniel Miyamoto, Mililani, Hawaii, 971.

151, Anthony Pepe, Elmhurst, N.Y., 971.

151, Shawn Mosier, Bradford, Pa., 971.

154, Joe Salvemini, Henderson, Nev., 970.

155, Mike Kanada, Camarillo, Calif., 969.

156, Pete McCordic, Katy, Texas, 968.

156, Andres Gomez, Colombia, 968.

158, Curtis Woods Jr., Santa Rosa, Calif., 966.

158, Tim Mack, Indianapolis, 966.

160, Bryanna Caldwell, Tucson, Ariz., 965.

160, Robert Makino, Wildwood, Ill., 965.

160, Martin Pledger, Hot Springs, Ark., 965.

163, Greg Thomspon Jr., Dublin, Calif., 963.

163, Carmen Salvino, Schaumburg, Ill., 963.

165, Dennis Horan Jr., Temecula, Calif., 962.

165, Stephen Dunnigan, Palmyra, Pa., 962.

167, Brett Spangler, Niles, Ohio, 960.

167, Jeffery White, Milton, Fla., 960.

169, Adam Miller, Charlotte, N.C., 956.

170, Doug Kempt, Arcadia, Calif., 955.

170, John Kreyer Jr., Fridley, Minn., 955.

172, Brian Voss, Alpharetta, Ga., 952.

173, Greg Black Jr., Riverdale, Ga., 949.

174, Rhino Page, Dade City, Fla., 946.

174, Curtis Messer Jr., Aberdeen, Wash., 946.

176, Richard Vitko, Castle Rock, Colo., 943.

177, Dwight Burns, Tucson, Ariz., 942.

178, Robert Lee, Japan, 940.

178, Michael Silva, North Dartmouth, Mass., 940.

180, Matt Purkey, Clermont, Fla., 937.

181, Bryan Cavallaro, Perry Hall, Md., 935.

181, Robert Harmon, Sutter Creek, CA, 935.

181, Ivan Yee, San Francisco, 935.

184, David Knight, Folcroft, Pa., 934.

184, Tony Majcher, Rolling Meadows, Ill., 934.

186, Justin Godfrey, Feeding Hills, Mass., 933.

186, Jeff Germann, Wheeling, W.Va., 933.

186, Ed Szygiel, Mt. Laurel, N.J., 933.

189, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 931.

189, Chris Hook, Mira Loma, Calif., 931.

189, John Slavich IV, Schaumburg, Ill., 931.

192, Tracy Teeters, Beaverton, Ore., 930.

193, Don Sylvia, Reno, Nev., 928.

194, Andrew Mortensen, Tulsa, Okla., 927.

195, George Gohagan III, Austell, Ga., 925.

196, David Langer, Brooklyn Park, Minn., 924.

196, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 924.

198, Carl Labayan, Long Beach, Calif., 923.

199, Gregory Knolton, Memphis, Tenn., 922.

200, Anna Orlova, Russia, 919.

200, Kenny McPartlin, Reno, Nev., 919.

200, Michael Biederman, Post Falls, Idaho, 919.

203, Darrell Gilbert Jr., Valparaiso, Ind., 916.

204, Austin Kircher, Orangevale, Calif., 915.

205, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 914.

206, Takashi Kudoh, Japan, 912.

207, James Ratliff, Arnold, Mo., 911.

208, Zack Jellsey, Moreno Valey, Calif., 907.

209, Sabrina Duncan-Rose, Bellaire, Texas, 906.

209, Zachary Mangrum, Buffalo, N.Y., 906.

211, Duane Bird, Oroville, Calif., 905.

211, Charlie Bruno, Deptford, N.J., 905.

213, Brian Aldridge, Aberdeen, Ohio, 901.

214, Jason Sterner, McDonough, Ga., 900.

215, Robert Dessert, New Bedford, Mass., 899.

216, Randy Cote, Lebanon, Ill., 898.

217, Andy Zumwalt, Albuquerque, NM, 897.

218, Danny Tolentino, Central, S.C., 896.

219, Jason Smith, St. Bonifacius, Minn., 894.

220, Billy Gensch, Englewood, Colo., 892.

221, Charles Burns, Sparks, Nev., 890.

222, Douglas Sharp, Nashville, Tenn., 887.

223, Marvin Nezvensky Jr., Pueblo, Colo., 884.

224, Marvin Chappell Jr., Gastonia, N.C., 883.

225, Kevin Tade Jr., Oak Forest, Ill., 881.

226, Michael Houtz, Myerstown, Pa., 877.

227, Glenn Morgan, Seminole, Ala., 874.

228, Brandi Wolfe, Chandler, Ariz., 872.

229, Tony Ferguson, Brush Prairie, Wash., 871.

230, Michael Hartter, Honolulu, 870.

231, Donald Brown, Woodbridge, Calif., 869.

231, J.T. Jackson, Tarzana, Calif., 869.

231, Tetsuya Kobayashi, Japan, 869.

234, John Prescott, Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, 867.

235, Naoyuki Iguchi, Japan, 862.

236, Nicole Ellison, Chatsworth, Calif., 860.

237, Alex Dolginov, Russia, 858.

237, Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., 858.

239, William Hudson, Danville, Va., 857.

240, Vincent Caluori, Renton, Wash., 851.

240, Timothy Smith, Kaysville, Utah, 851.

242, John Reed, Pueblo, Colo., 845.

243, Andrew Loose, Chicago, 838.

244, Steven Lawson, Maricopa, Ariz., 836.

245, Devin Burbank, Reno, Nev., 835.

246, Brady Garrett, Irving, Texas, 830.

247, Travis Seawell, Virginia Beach, Va., 824.

248, Charles Sills, Reno, Nev., 821.

249, Rodney Machacek, Lincoln, Neb., 820.

250, Alan Mojado, Pala, Calif., 819.

251, Matthew Kalkowski, Chico, Calif., 814.

252, Bobby Hartshorn, Oroville, Calif., 809.

253, Michael Joseph, Roseville, Calif., 794.

254, Clyde Kennedy Jr., Campbell, Calif., 761.

255, Joe Branco, Hilmar, Calif., 755.

256, Roger Koplin, Citrus Heights, Calif., 749.


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