Monacelli Averages 223.5 to Earn Senior Masters Top Qualifier Honors

by Jason Thomas June 12, 2013 14:31

By Lucas Wiseman, USBC Communications

Venezuela's Amleto Monacelli earned top qualifier honors Wednesday at the 2013 United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters and leads a group of 64 players who advanced to match play.

Monacelli, a USBC and PBA Hall of Famer, finished the 15 games of qualifying with 3,353 (223.5 average) at the South Point Bowling Center.

The top 64 players advanced to the double-elimination match-play bracket, which will get underway Thursday at 8 a.m. Pacific. The bracket will determine the final five bowlers who will compete for the title in the stepladder finals Friday at 3 p.m. Pacific.

Monacelli, a 19-time PBA Tour winner, put together his best five-game block of the tournament in Wednesday's third round, finishing with 1,131 on games of 224, 202, 224, 237 and 244.

"I feel good because I know the lanes are not really easy this week," said Monacelli, who won the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open presented by Storm last week. "You have to throw the ball really well to get to the pocket, but the carry is the thing I need to really work on."

After the second round, Monacelli wasn't happy with how he was throwing the ball but he regrouped heading into the third round.
"I was feeling tired from working out and bowling so much," Monacelli said. "This morning, I took it easy and decided not to work out, and I bowled much better today."

Wayne Webb of Grove City, Ohio, jumped into second place after qualifying with 3,339, while Pete Weber of Saint Ann, Mo., is third with 3,324. Randy Pederson of Clermont, Fla., is fourth with 3,303, and Mark Williams of Beaumont, Texas, rounds out the top five with 3,278.

Defending champion Mike Edwards of Tulsa qualified in the No. 9 position with 3,223.

Two of the three women in the field advanced to match play as USBC Hall of Famers Tish Johnson of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Robin Romeo of Newhall, Calif., finished among the top 64. Johnson qualified 30th with 3,112, while Romeo was 55th with 3,050.

Romeo previously made history when she became the first, and only, woman to make match play at the Senior Masters in 2007.
All rounds of the Senior Masters are being broadcast live on BOWL.com's BowlTV. For more information on the event, visit BOWL.com/SeniorMasters.

2013 USBC SENIOR MASTERS
At South Point Bowling Center, Las Vegas
Wednesday's Results

ROUND 3 QUALIFYING
(15 games)
1, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,353.
2, Wayne Webb, Grove City, Ohio, 3,339.
3, Pete Weber, Saint Ann, Mo., 3,324.
4, Randy Pedersen, Clermont, Fla., 3,303.
5, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 3,278.
6, Lennie Boresch Jr, Kenosha, Wis., 3,261.
7, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 3,247.
8, Thomas Baker, King, N.C., 3,232.
9, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 3,223.
10, Harold Sullins, Chesterfield, Mich., 3,206.
11, Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 3,194.
12, Noel Vazquez, Sacramento, Calif., 3,191.
13, Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 3,189.
14, Sam Carter, Ben Lomond, Calif., 3,177.
15, Joe Goldstein, San Bruno, Calif., 3,174.
16, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 3,172.
17, Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash., 3,171.
18, Kent Wagner, Bradenton, Fla., 3,170.
18, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 3,170.
20, Jeff Richgels, Oregon, Wis., 3,150.
20, Christopher Keane, New City, N.Y., 3,150.
22, Pete Thomas, Oklahoma City, Okla., 3,146.
23, Roger Kossert, Lithia, Fla., 3,140.
24, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 3,136.
25, Pete Argo, Washington, Ill., 3,122.
26, Dale Eagle, Laguna Miguel, Calif., 3,121.
27, Ron Winger, Las Vegas , Nev., 3,120.
28, Robert Brown, Cody, Wyo., 3,118.
29, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 3,116.
30, Tish Johnson, Colo Spgs, Colo., 3,112.
31, Jimmie Pritts Jr, Methuen, Mass., 3,111.
32, Craig Harrington, Eagle Mountain, Utah, 3,110.
33, Eric Forkel, Alamo, Nev., 3,109.
34, Jeff Schrum, Cherryville, N.C., 3,107.
34, Doug O'Bryant, Ball Ground , Ga., 3,107.
36, Les Shirwindt, Las Vegas, Nev., 3,106.
37, Marc Scherlis, San Diego, Calif., 3,105.
38, Robert Davidson, Mountlake Terrace, Wash., 3,104.
39, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3,100.
40, Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 3,089.
41, Mike Kanada, Camarillo, Calif., 3,087.
42, Robert Amoruso, Glenview, Ill., 3,080.
43, Ricky Woods, Whites Creek, Tenn., 3,077.
44, Rod Tramp, Porterville, Calif., 3,076.
45, Rob Rice, Sunnyside, Wash., 3,075.
46, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,074.
47, Bob Learn, Macomb, Mich., 3,067.
48, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 3,063.
49, Marv Sargent, Temecula, Calif., 3,060.
50, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 3,058.
51, Robert Worrall II, Colo Spgs, Colo., 3,056.
52, Rodney Garrick, San Francisco, Calif., 3,053.
52, Steve Pavlinko, Sewell , N.J., 3,053.
52, Paul Appling, Camarillo, Calif., 3,053.
55, Robin Romeo, Newhall, Calif., 3,050.
56, Mark McCreary, Livermore, Calif., 3,045.
56, Pete McCordic, Katy, Texas, 3,045.
58, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 3,037.
59, Peter Knopp, Bremen, Germany, 3,033.
59, Philip Meinke, Berlin, Germany, 3,033.
61, Eugene Captain, Bertha, Minn., 3,027.
62, Jack Nelson, Bismarck, N.D., 3,025.
63, Isaac Amkie, Mexico, 3,019.
64, Don Jackson, Bonita, Calif., 3,015.
65, Robert Lawrence, Del Valle, Texas, 3,014.
66, Matt Surina, Auburn, Wash., 3,012.
67, Barry Zimmerman, Grand Forks, N.D., 3,010.
68, Ronald Boroff, Mansfield, Texas, 3,009.
69, Gary Hadley, Santa Fe, N.M., 3,005.
70, Charlie Tapp, Portage, Mich., 3,002.
71, Thomas Martin, Olive Branch, Miss., 3,001.
71, Rick Minier, Houston, Texas, 3,001.
73, Steven Davis, Manteca, Calif., 3,000.
74, Louis Moretti, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,997.
75, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 2,995.
76, Donald Moser, Murrieta, Calif., 2,994.
77, Phil Prieto, El Paso, Texas, 2,993.
78, David White, Collierville, Tenn., 2,989.
78, Darwin Wimer, Mesquite, Nev., 2,989.
80, Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 2,986.
81, Howard Loosbroock, Henderson, Nev., 2,978.
81, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 2,978.
83, Sammy Dillard, Murfreesboro, Tenn., 2,973.
84, Mikie Lucente, Warren, Mich., 2,972.
84, Ron Schmidt, Whittier, Calif., 2,972.
84, Don Robinson, Boise, Idaho, 2,972.
87, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 2,971.
88, Robert Dillman, Albuquerque, N.M., 2,969.
88, Michael Cristofani, Grass Valley, Calif., 2,969.
88, Roger Taylor Sr, Marshalltown, Iowa, 2,969.
91, Steve Jones, Berlin, Md., 2,966.
92, Stan Winters, Simi Valley, Calif., 2,964.
92, Rohn Morton, Portland, Ore., 2,964.
94, Steven Skrinski, Kirkland, Wash., 2,963.
95, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 2,961.
95, Howard Partell, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,961.
97, George Corpuz, Sacramento, Calif., 2,957.
98, Richard Abboud, Omaha, Neb., 2,956.
99, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 2,955.
100, Larry Luvisi, Bardstown, Ky., 2,954.
101, Daniel Miyamoto, Mililani, Hawaii, 2,951.
101, Richard Campbell, Phippsburg, Maine, 2,951.
103, Richard Baker, Henderson, Nev., 2,948.
103, Timothy Myers, Milwaukie, Ore., 2,948.
105, Dennis Rakauskas, Apopka, Fla., 2,946.
106, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 2,943.
107, Char Hammel, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,940.
107, Lloyd Burleson, San Diego, Calif., 2,940.
109, Michael Schmid, Arden Hills, Minn., 2,934.
110, Mike Karch, Edgewood, Wash., 2,933.
111, Joe Salvemini, Silt, Colo., 2,932.
112, Greg Griebel, Merrimack, N.H., 2,931.
112, Barry Warshafsky, Peabody, Mass., 2,931.
114, Don Sylvia, Lady Lake, Fla., 2,930.
114, John Reichert, Dalhart, Texas, 2,930.
116, Paul Nilsen, Murrieta, Calif., 2,929.
117, Frank Gallo, Jacksonville, Fla., 2,928.
117, David Chew, Brentwood, Calif., 2,928.
119, Donald Robinson, Houston, Texas, 2,925.
120, Sam Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 2,923.
121, Fred Ferraro, Shady Shores, Texas, 2,922.
121, Robert Rudnick Jr, West Seneca, N.Y., 2,922.
123, Richard Cook, Olympia, Wash., 2,917.
124, Keith Painter, Woodbridge, Va., 2,916.
125, Craig Schiffler, Melrose, Minn., 2,915.
125, Russell Michaud, Hudson, N.H., 2,915.
125, David Rhoads, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,915.
128, Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 2,914.
128, Sal Bongiorno, Hollywood, Fla., 2,914.
130, Al Rezendes, Aurora, Colo., 2,912.
130, George Gibson, Stuart, Fla., 2,912.
132, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 2,911.
132, Jeff Jamison, Boulder City, Nev., 2,911.
134, Joseph Beck Jr, Montgomery, Ala., 2,907.
135, Douglas Kempt, Arcadia, Calif., 2,905.
135, Bill Evans, Scottsdale, Ariz., 2,905.
137, Michael Tryniski, Fulton, N.Y., 2,899.
138, Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 2,893.
139, Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 2,891.
140, John Younger, High Point, N.C., 2,888.
140, Raymond Cobb, Highland, Calif., 2,888.
142, George Lord, Mulberry, Fla., 2,887.
142, Jeff Moore, Boone, Iowa, 2,887.
144, Tim Maiseroulle, Buford, Ga., 2,886.
144, Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wis., 2,886.
146, John Parry, Oak Park, Calif., 2,883.
147, Brad Snell, Mt Prospect, Ill., 2,881.
147, Glen Smith, Seattle, Wash., 2,881.
149, Daniel Lockman, Poynette, Wis., 2,877.
150, Emilio Mora, Defiance, Ohio, 2,876.
151, Dean Hebner, Vancouver, Wash., 2,869.
152, David Shaw, Sun Prairie, Wis., 2,868.
153, David Shada, Caldwell, Idaho, 2,861.
154, Dave Gualeni, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,860.
155, Nelson Sand, Maple Valley, Wash., 2,859.
156, Steve Wright, Cypress, Texas, 2,853.
157, Robert Hamilton, Watkinsville, Ga., 2,851.
158, Roger Blad, Burnsville, Minn., 2,850.
159, Johnnie Short, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,849.
160, Dana Rouse, Glendale, Calif., 2,848.
161, Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 2,847.
162, Kenneth Racette, San Diego, Calif., 2,843.
163, Kenneth Ball, Avon, N.Y., 2,839.
163, Rudy Garcia, Benbrook, Texas, 2,839.
163, David Bordson, St. Paul, Minn., 2,839.
166, Robert Michaux Jr, Detroit, Mich., 2,838.
166, Robert Pazur, Venice, Fla., 2,838.
168, Timothy Bates, Orlando, Fla., 2,835.
169, Gary Morgan, Marietta, Ga., 2,834.
170, Jeffrey Suma, Auburn Hills, Mich., 2,833.
170, Garry Blanton, Owensboro, Ky., 2,833.
172, Bill Hewlett, Eagle, Idaho, 2,829.
173, Vaughn Doody, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,819.
174, William Block, Pembroke Pines, Fla., 2,818.
175, Robert Callari, Manchester, N.Y., 2,817.
176, Greg Waldon, Sun City West, Ariz., 2,814.
177, Dennis Keas, Alda, Neb., 2,800.
178, Dick Selgo Jr, Archbold, Ohio, 2,799.
179, Rodney Michael, Florissant, Mo., 2,798.
180, Gregory Popham, Crestview Hls, Ky., 2,794.
181, Mitch Vernon, Olympia, Wash., 2,793.
182, Mike Saraiva, Fairfield, Calif., 2,792.
182, Ronald Hosler, Denver, Colo., 2,792.
184, Lenny Guccione, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,790.
184, Charles Best, Buda, Texas, 2,790.
186, Len Mawson, Albany, Ore., 2,788.
187, Van Fenner, Reno, Nev., 2,785.
188, Michael Raleigh, Clyde, Mich., 2,784.
189, Bob Markiewicz, San Diego, Calif., 2,777.
189, Jack Wofford, Flagstaff, Ariz., 2,777.
191, Gary Bessette, Foley, Ala., 2,776.
191, Butch Hrouda, Dickinson, N.D., 2,776.
193, James Theyken, San Diego, Calif., 2,771.
193, Mark Payne, Amarillo, Texas, 2,771.
195, Chun Bae, Cedarhurst, N.Y., 2,770.
195, Jesse Campbell, Savannah, Mo., 2,770.
197, Jim Gordin, Modesto, Calif., 2,767.
198, Jerry Calvin, Thousand Oaks, Calif., 2,765.
198, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 2,765.
200, Barry Cheeney, Davenport, Iowa, 2,758.
201, Peter Toth, Simi Valley, Calif., 2,757.
202, Robert Heath, Grand Junction, Iowa, 2,756.
203, Don Hicks, West Babylon, N.Y., 2,755.
204, John Reed, Pueblo, Colo., 2,754.
204, Rick Darnell, McAllen, Texas, 2,754.
206, Phil Mann, Hazen, N.D., 2,752.
207, Lee Stewart, Rehoboth Beach, Del., 2,746.
208, Kent Gray, Bakersfield, Calif., 2,743.
209, Gary Palma, Binghamton, N.Y., 2,741.
210, Barney Harrington, Colorado Springs, Colo., 2,739.
211, Randy Turner, Shallowater, Texas, 2,737.
211, Thomas King, Oakdale, N.Y., 2,737.
213, Brian Miner, Vacaville, Calif., 2,734.
214, Lewis Elting, Carlsbad, Calif., 2,732.
214, Fred Cole, Visalia, Calif., 2,732.
216, Timothy Pierce, Portland, Ore., 2,725.
217, Scott Hockford, New London, Conn., 2,724.
218, Ron Garde, Henderson, Nev., 2,722.
219, Michael Christenson, Cantonment, Fla., 2,710.
220, Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 2,705.
221, Edwin Cutter, Manassas Park, Va., 2,703.
222, Max Shellabarger, Layton, Utah, 2,700.
223, Don Lane, Oakland, Calif., 2,696.
224, Gerry Chinn, Castaic, Calif., 2,694.
224, Bob LovVron, Terre Haute, Ind., 2,694.
226, Tom Crawford, Hudson Oaks, Texas, 2,690.
227, Marvin Nezvensky Jr, Pueblo, Colo., 2,686.
228, Thomas Nassar, Omaha, Texas, 2,677.
229, Dave Erickson, McFarland, Wis., 2,671.
230, Richard Wilkinson, Bennington, Neb., 2,665.
231, Rich Cutler, Valley Springs, Calif., 2,643.
231, Clark Dee, Centennial, Colo., 2,643.
233, Diogenes Perez, New York, N.Y., 2,634.
233, Tom Shepard, Goleta, Calif., 2,634.
235, Kent Johnson, Yucca Valley, Calif., 2,633.
236, Edgar Gomez, Bogota, Columbia, 2,631.
237, John Merrill, Twin Falls, Idaho, 2,624.
238, Rich Kleinman, Reno, NV , 2,597.
239, Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 2,593.
240, Gary Henderson, Moreno Valley, Calif., 2,591.
241, William Mose, Piscataway, N.J., 2,589.
242, Douglas Thompson, Aberdeen, S.D., 2,585.
243, Thomas Penna, Bethpage, N.Y., 2,584.
244, Donnie Crandall, Covina, Calif., 2,582.
245, Alan Schafer, Sun City West, Ariz., 2,580.
246, Clarence Caldwell, Jacksonville, Fla., 2,578.
247, Gary Ward, El Paso, Texas, 2,577.
248, Raymond Korchak, Virginia Beach, Va., 2,570.
249, Steven Banks, Oakton, Va., 2,557.
250, Glenn Morgan, Carson City, Nev., 2,553.
250, Ector Rodriguez, Penrose , Colo., 2,553.
252, Frank Rose, Bellaire, Texas, 2,538.
253, Darrel Curtis, Las Vegas , Nev., 2,533.
254, Dennis Frawley, Binghamton, N.Y., 2,532.
255, Larry O'Neill, Annandale, Va., 2,524.
256, Dustin Johnson, Chatsworth, Calif., 2,523.
257, Raymond Shuel, Winnipeg  Manitoba, 2,500.
258, James Giordano, Miami, Fla., 2,484.
259, Roger Vreeland, Roseburg, Ore., 2,473.
260, Dale Rider, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,435.
260, Bob Moeller, Long Grove, Iowa, 2,435.
262, Mark Sabatine, Liverpool, N.Y., 2,405.
263, Fred Marbaugh, Las Vegas, Nev., 2,298.
264, Larry Jordan, Lebanon, Ore., 1,920.
265, Mark Scime, Winter Garden, Fla., 827.
266, Robert Micek, Woodbury, Minn., 357.

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