Sparks Leads 10 Qualifiers Advancing to PBA Detroit Winter Swing Main Event

by Bill Vint January 19, 2013 10:46

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (Jan. 19, 2013) – Ronnie Sparks Jr. of Ecorse, Mich., averaged 244.62 Saturday to lead the 10 players who advanced from the eight-game Pro Tournament Qualifier into the main event of the Professional Bowlers Association Detroit Winter Swing, which gets underway Tuesday at Thunderbowl Lanes.

Sparks, with an eight-game total of 1,957 pins, will join the Detroit Winter Swing field of 135 bowlers along with Brian Gunn, Chicago, 1,895 pins; Keith Caldwell, Detroit, 1,867; Justin Neiman, Warren, Mich., 1,865; Chad Reiffer, Kentwood, Mich., 1,850; Todd Book, Russells Point, Ohio, 1,834; Mark Milasinovich, Macomb, Mich., 1,828; B.J. Moore III, Apex, N.C., 1,812; Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 1,804, and Michael Calhoun, Wyandotte, Mich., 1,793.

A field of 93 bowlers entered the Pro Tournament Qualifier. The 10 who advanced will complete the field of 135 players who will bowl the Carmen Salvino Classic, Mark Roth Classic, Don Carter Classic and Earl Anthony PBA Players Championship qualifying events Tuesday through Friday. Among the 135 will be 40 members of the five-player, eight-team PBA League, who will use their qualifying scores for the inaugural rounds of PBA League competition.

All qualifying and match play rounds Tuesday through Friday will be covered live on PBA’s exclusive online bowling channel, Xtra Frame. To subscribe to Xtra Frame, visit pba.com and click on the Xtra Frame link.

PBA DETROIT WINTER SWING PRO TOURNAMENT QUALIFIER
Thunderbowl Lanes, Allen Park, Mich., Saturday
Final Standings (after 8 games; 10 players advance to main event)

1, Ronnie Sparks Jr., Ecorse, Mich., 1,957.
2, Brian Gunn, Chicago, 1,895.
3, Keith Caldwell, Detroit, 1,867.
4, Justin Neiman, Warren, Mich., 1,865, $100.
5, Chad Reiffer, Kentwood, Mich., 1,850, $100.
6, Todd Book, Russells Point, Ohio, 1,834.
7, Mark Milasinovich, Macomb, Mich., 1,828.
8, B.J. Moore III, Apex, N.C., 1,812.
9, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 1,804.
10, Michael Calhoun, Wyandotte, Mich., 1,793.

Failed to advance:
11, Jesse Smith, Garfield Heights, Ohio, 1,780.
12, Alex Robinson Sr., Detroit, 1,772.
13, George Gohagan III, Roswell, Ga., 1,765.
14, Steve Jacobs, Belleville, Mich., 1,756.
15, George Juszczyk Jr., Dearborn Heights, Mich., 1,751.
16, Paul Bober, Morton Grove, Ill., 1,746.
17, Mathew Jones, Phoenix, 1,733.
18, Jeremy Dixson, Detroit, 1,732.
19, Jimmy Magolan, Shelby Twp., Mich., 1,729.
20, Bob Hale, Louisville, Ky, 1,728.
21 (tie), Michael King, Garfield Heights, Ohio, and Michael Bradfield, Lansing, Mich., 1,725.
23, David O'Brien, Rochester Hills, Mich., 1,720.
24, Terrence Haines II, Westland, Mich., 1,719.
25, Franklin Snodgrass, Roseville, Mich., 1,707.
26, J.R. Raymond, Gaylord, Mich., 1,700.
27, Richard Barton Jr., Detroit, 1,691.
28, Terrell Peterson, Evergreen Park, Ill., 1,684.
29, Ryan VanHecke, Sterling Heights, Mich., 1,682.
30, Justin O'Hara, Westland, Mich., 1,678.
31, Scott Jones, Livonia, Mich., 1,660.
32, Seby Silvestri, Louisville, Ky., 1,650.
33, Chris Steward, Clawson, Mich., 1,648.
34 (tie), Ryan Powers, Portage, Mich.; Brandon Tarabek, Cleveland, and Jerome Penxa, Romeo, Mich., 1,644.
37, Chris Schweikert, Jackson, Mich., 1,641.
37, Timothy Mayer, Chesterfield, Mich., 1,641.
39, Robert Flunder IV, Toledo, Ohio, 1,638.
40 (tie), Abed Daher, Dearborn, Mich., and Aaron Morgan, Sylvania, Ohio, 1,633.
42 (tie), Bill Wittenberg, Warren, Mich, and Justin Jeffery, Lincoln Park, Mich, 1,629.
44, David Beck, Kankakee, Ill., 1,627.
45 (tie), James Gilbert, Harrison Twp., Mich., and Mike Magolan, Madison Heights, Mich., 1,626.
47, Matthew Pember, Lincoln Park, Mich., 1,622.
48, Gregory Hall, Detroit, 1,616.
49, John Kelley, Clinton Township, Mich., 1,606.
50, Chris Mowiinski, Westland, Mich., 1,586.
51, Stanley Hughes Jr., Detroit, 1,585.
52 (tie), Keenan Jackson, Detroit; Charles Weigt, Lincoln Park, Mich., and Chad Vendeville, Arlington, Texas, 1,573.
55, Kip Bodkin, Sandusky, Ohio, 1,572.
56, Kevin Bostrom, Muskegon, Mich., 1,564.
57, Philip Medley, Washington, Mich., 1,555.
58 (tie), Richard Pribula, Macomb, Mich., and Bob Chamberlain Jr., Holly, Mich., 1,540.
60, Scott Honeysett, Lansing, Mich., 1,538.
61, Charles Pettway, Detroit, 1,521.
62, Howard Ridgeway, Cleveland, 1,512.
63, Jhamall McGaughy, Burton, Mich., 1,504.
64, Chris McClintic, Jackson, Mich., 1,494.
65, Richard Baumgardt, Livonia, Mich., 1,490.
66, Jason Overmyer, Jackson, Mich., 1,484.
67, Mark Cassise, Dearborn Hts., Mich., 1,477.
68, Thomas McEwen Jr., Fenton, Mich., 1,473.
69, John Augustyn, Melvindale, Mich., 1,469.
70, Zack Carter, Chicago, 1,463.
71 (tie), Joseph Pettinato, Canada, and Lawrence Weiler Jr., St. Claire Shores, Mich., 1,449.
73, Monty Wonnacott II, Livonia, Mich., 1,444.
74, Roy Moebs, Wayne, Mich., 1,441.
75, Robert Lindeman, Garfield Hts., Ohio, 1,431.
76, Ramon Estrada, Connellsville, Pa., 1,427.
77, Tony Orsette, Dearborn, Mich., 1,418.
78, Kenn Anthony, Davison, Mich., 1,408.
79, Dale Smith, Taylor, Mich., 1,406.
80, Gerry Lobdell, Jackson, Mich., 1,402.
81, Pete Zerger, Livonia, Mich., 1,387.
82, Spencer DeFelice, Romulus, Mich., 1,382.
83, Tom Moore, Flat Rock, Mich., 1,360.
84, Jeffrey Rodman, Ferndale, Mich., 1,351.
85, Richard Napiewocki, Royal Oak, Mich., 1,338.
86, Kevin Gates, Stow, Ohio, 1,332.
87, Christopher Wilson, Hamburg, Mich., 1,326.
88, Levi Homler, Green Springs, Ohio, 1,302.
89, Alex Barnes, South Branch, Mich., 1,245.
90, Michael Norris, Melvindale, Mich., 1,165.
91, Colin Zurenko, Livonia, Mich., 1,156.
92, Monty Wonnacott, Canton, Mich., 1,057.
93, Joseph Clay, Taylor, Mich., 875.

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