Field Down to 12 Players Heading Into Final Day of USBC Senior Masters

by Jason Thomas June 12, 2014 13:34

By Lucas Wiseman, USBC Communications

A dozen players are still in the hunt to win the title as the first day of match play came to a close Thursday at the 2014 United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters.

There are four undefeated players remaining in the winners bracket, while eight players are still alive in the elimination bracket. Competition resumes at 8 a.m. Pacific on Friday at the South Point Bowling Center.

The Senior Masters concludes Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. Pacific with the stepladder finals, which will be broadcast live on BOWL.com's BowlTV.

Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Ocala, Fla., Mike Edwards of Tulsa, Okla., Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela and Jack Jurek of Lackawanna, N.Y., made it through four matches without a loss on the opening day of match play.

Williams, who entered the double-elimination match-play bracket as the top seed, defeated Rob Cline of Spokane, Wash., 681-581, in his final match of the day.

"If I win one more match, I'm on the show for sure," Williams said. "Obviously, I want to be the top seed but the odds are pretty good that I'll make the stepladder at this point. I'm definitely bowling well, but so are a lot of other guys."

In Friday's winners bracket matches, Williams will battle Edwards, while Monacelli takes on Jurek. The winners of those matches will bowl for the top seed in the finals.

There are still eight players in contention in the elimination bracket, including PBA and USBC Hall of Famers Wayne Webb, defending champion Pete Weber and Brian Voss. Also still alive are Toby Contreras, Jim Starks, Rob Cline, Ricky Woods and Robert Brown.

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.

2014 USBC SENIOR MASTERS
At South Point Bowling Center, Las Vegas
Thursday's results

MATCH PLAY
Double elimination, three-game matches decided by total pinfall (Name/hometown followed by three-game pinfall total)

OPENING MATCH PLAY ROUND
(Winners remain in winners bracket. Losers move to losers bracket)
(1) Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., def. (64) Steve Anderson, Colorado Springs, Colo., 686-609
(33) Eric Forkel, Henderson, Nev., def. (32) Mitch Vernon, Olympia, Wash., 666-560
(48) Dave Arnold, Elk Grove, Calif., def. (17) Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 572-568
(16) Ricky Woods, Whites Creek, Tenn., def. (49) Tish Johnson, Colorado Springs, Colo., 641-627
(9) Tom Baker, King, N.C., def. (56) David Anthony, Austin, Texas, 717-624
(41) Rob Cline, Spokane, Wash., def. (24) Sam Lantto, Eden Prairie, Minn., 685-610
(25) Mike Saville, Spokane, Wash., def. (40) Terry Leong, Henderson, Nev., 630-618
(8) Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash., def. (57) Ziggy Czaja, Cypress, Texas, 670-551
(5) Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., def. (60) Rick Zakrajsek, Lorain, Ohio, 655-611
(37) Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., def. (28) Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 660-651
(44) Greg Waldon, Sun City West, Ariz., def. (21) Howard Partell, Las Vegas, 667-584
(12) Kent Wagner, Bradentown, Fla., def. (53) Dale Eagle, Newport Beach, Calif., 644-605
(13) Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, Kan., def. (52) John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 682-655
(20) Darron Peters, Temecula, Calif., def. (45) Rick Francis, Linden, Calif., 592-480
(36) Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., def. (29) John Kirker, Taftville, Conn., 638-567
(4) Jim Starks, San Bernardino, Calif., def. (61) Lineal Floyd, Colorado Springs, Colo., 619-590
(3) Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., def. (62) Marc Scherlis, San Diego, 581-572
(35) Toby Contreras, Lees Summit, Mo., def. (30) Tommy Martin, Millington, Tenn., 674-595
(46) Peter Knopp, Germany, def. (19) Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 664-650
(51) Jim Murtishaw, Menifee, Calif., def. (14) Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., 711-693
(11) Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, def. (54) Vaughn Doody, Las Vegas, 700-590
(43) Tommy Kress, Hilton, N.Y., def. (22) Robert Brown, Cody, Wyo., 654-617
(38) Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, def. (27) Kerry Painter, Fairbanks, Alaska, 577-548
(6) Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., def. (59) Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 732-642
(58) Michael Karch, Edgewood, Wash., def. (7) Barry Zimmerman, Grand Forks, N.D., 637-613
(26) Pete McCordic, Katy, Texas, def. (39) David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 649-636
(42) Wayne Webb, Grove City, Ohio, def. (23) Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 708-679
(55) Rodney Garrick, San Francisco, def. (10) Robert Worrall II, Colorado Springs, Colo., 683-627
(50) Joe Salvemini, Mammoth Lakes, Calif., def. (15) Kurt Bogner, Longview, Wash., 668-655
(47) Rich Abboud, Omaha, Neb., def. (18) Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 629-558
(34) Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., def. (31) Jeff Prein, Stoughton, Wis., 713-689
(2) Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., def. (63) Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 745-674

ROUND 1 WINNERS BRACKET
Williams Jr. def. Forkel, 726-686
Woods def. Arnold, 737-643
Cline def. Baker, 710-674
Saville def. Miller, 598-590
Edwards def. Weber, 683-616
Wagner def. Waldon, 699-663
Steelsmith def. Peters, 697-638
Starks def. Bower, 652-598
Contreras def. Voss, 771-623
Murtishaw def. Knopp, 728-535
Monacelli def. Kress, 625-617
Bohn III def. Paul McCordic, 742-699
Karch def. Pete McCordic, 556-537
Webb def. Garrick, 827-672
Salvemini def. Abboud, 635-635 (10-9)
Jurek def. Traber, 714-696 

ROUND 1 ELIMINATION BRACKET
(Losers eliminated, earn $1,000)
Anderson def. Vernon, 703-635
Czaja def. Leong, 541-532
Keane def. Johnson, 638-596
Lantto def. Anthony, 697-580
Zakrajsek def. Goebel, 686-671
Floyd def. Kirker, 599-523
Eagle def. Partell, 556-519
Conroy def. Francis, 715-679
Scherlis def. Martin, 662-656
Painter def. Ferraro, 717-641
Goergen def. Baker, 714-693
Brown def. Doody, 649-638
Zimmerman def. Axon, 615-512
Dias def. Prein, 666-558
Parks def. Worrall II, 614-551
Henry def. Bogner, 639-481

ROUND 2 WINNERS BRACKET
Williams Jr. def. Woods, 717-596
Cline def. Saville, 747-680
Edwards def. Wagner, 647-624
Starks def. Steelsmith, 791-747
Contreras def. Murtishaw, 724-681
Monacelli def. Bohn III, 653-652
Webb def. Karch, 653-508
Jurek def. Salvemini, 658-632

ROUND 2 ELIMINATION BRACKET
(Losers eliminated, earn $1,100)
Knopp def. Anderson, 628-544
Kress def. Czaja, 662-551
Voss def. Keane, 685-655
Lantto def. Paul McCordic, 763-668
Garrick def. Zakrajsek, 550-547
Abboud def. Floyd, 736-642
Pete McCordic def. Eagle, 645-625
Conroy def. Traber, 741-728
Scherlis def. Arnold, 655-650
Painter def. Baker, 607-541
Goergen def. Forkel, 720-669
Brown def. Miller, 661-619
Zimmerman def. Waldon, 622-571
Peters def. Dias, 695-657
Weber def. Parks, 671-616
Bower def. Henry, 765-615

ROUND 3 WINNERS BRACKET
Williams Jr. def. Cline, 681-581
Edwards def. Starks, 677-619
Monacelli def. Contreras, 608-568
Jurek def. Webb, 696-643

ROUND 3 ELIMINATION BRACKET
(Losers eliminated, earn $1,300)
Knopp def. Kress, 744-631
Voss def. Lantto, 756-682
Abboud def. Garrick, 724-650
Conroy def. Pete McCordic, 642-635
Scherlis def. Painter, 609-579
Brown def. Goergen, 691-608
Peters def. Zimmerman, 641-635
Weber def. Bower, 678-631

ROUND 4 ELIMINATION BRACKET
(Losers eliminated, earn $1,500)
Wagner def. Knopp, 690-683
Voss def. Steelsmith, 685-581
Woods def. Abboud, 679-555
Conroy def. Saville, 673-595
Scherlis def. Salvemini, 666-605
Brown def. Karch, 701-654
Peters def. Bohn III, 647-588
Weber def. Murtishaw, 758-593

ROUND 5 ELIMINATION BRACKET
(Losers eliminated, earn $2,000)
Weber def. Peters, 687-631
Woods def. Conroy, 729-583
Brown def. Scherlis, 632-619
Voss def. Wagner, 727-620

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