Kretzer Crafty

Brian Kretzer is trying to make life a little easier for himself.

Kretzer, who had to qualify for the Denny’s PBA Tour through the Denny’s PBA Tour Trials two years in a row, averaged 237.57 over his second seven-game set Thursday to finish as the overall leader in the round of 64 in the 2005 Keystone State Championship at ABC West Lanes.

Kretzer, who finished 44th in the 2004-05 PBA World Point Rankings, five spots shy of an exemption, is currently 28th in the 2005-06 PBA World Point Rankings. He finished with a 3,297 14-game pinfall and goes into Friday’s match play round of 32 as the top seed.

“We knew the scores would be low today and this (oil) pattern is supposed to be low,” said Kretzer (Dayton, Ohio), who used a Morich Shock and Awe during qualifying. “I got out of the gate okay and suddenly I’m way in the number and still had 10 games to go. There was never really an anxious moment.”

Kretzer was 4th after the first seven game session, then averaged 225.33 in his first three games of the second block before a 289 in game 10 solidified his place among the top.

Kretzer will face Rick Lawrence (Celina, Texas) in the round of 32 as Lawrence finished 32nd with 2,923. Lawrence beat out Commissioner’s Exemption Bob Learn Jr. (Erie, Pa.) for the final spot by three pins.

Pete Weber (St. Ann, Mo.), who won last week’s 2005 Bowlers Paradise.com Classic for his 32nd career Tour title, finished 2nd with 3,283 and will face Tommy Delutz Jr. (Flushing, N.Y.), who finished 31st with 2,924.

The single elimination, best-of-seven games match play round of 32 gets underway Friday at 9 a.m. EST.

The final four will bowl for the $40,000 top prize and an exemption for the 2006-07 Denny’s PBA Tour season on Sunday. ESPN will air the final round live from ABC West Lanes Sunday, Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. EST.







Anthony Wins Second Major

David Anthony won his second career PBA Regional Tour major title, defeating seven-time Denny’s PBA Tour title winner Hugh Miller in the title match of the 2005 PBA Regional Players Invitational, 232-226, Thursday at the National Bowling Stadium.

Miller (Seattle) tossed his third straight strike to start the 10th frame, forcing Anthony to mark in the 10th to win the $10,000 top prize and a berth into the prestigious 2006 Dexter Tournament of Champions event.

“I knew Hugh was beating everyone pretty easily,” said Anthony, who converted a 10-pin in the 10th to clinch the victory. “I knew I had to bowl my best game, mentally and physically, to have any chance against him.”

Leading up to the title match, Anthony (Austin, Texas) had gone 8-3 with a 219.55 average in Thursday’s match play games while Miller rode a perfect 8-0 record into the final match with a 240.50 average.

Anthony, who began the title match with a spare followed by six straight strikes, previously won the 2004 Regional Players Championship and will be making his second straight Dexter Tournament of Champions appearance.

The eight-time PBA Regional Tour title winner began his day with a four-games-to-one win over Don Allen III (Vancouver, Wash.) in the best-of-seven-games match play round of 16.

In the best-of-five games round of 8, Anthony suffered a 299-201 game four loss to Marc Massie (Ft. Wright, Ky.) which evened the match at 2-2. He rebounded by taking the deciding game, 216-192, then went on to beat Kerry Kreft (Warren, Mich.) in the one-game semifinal match, 216-204.

The 2005 Regional Players Invitational featured a 56-bowler field comprised of the top eight bowlers from each of the PBA Regional Tour’s seven regions, vying for the second major title of the season.

PBA Regional Tour
2005 PBA Regional Players Invitational
National Bowling Stadium
Reno, Nev.
Thursday, Dec. 8

ROUND OF 2
(Single-elimination match play, best of one. Loser eliminated, earns $6,000)

#11 David Anthony, Austin, Texas, def. #5 Hugh Miller, Centralia, Wash., 1-0 (232-226).

ROUND OF 4
(Single-elimination match play, best of one. Losers eliminated, earn $3,200)

#5 Hugh Miller, Centralia, Wash., def. #9 Chris Warren, University Place, Wash., 1-0 (223-176).

#11 David Anthony, Austin, Texas, def. #15 Kerry Kreft, Warren, Mich., 1-0 (216-204).

ROUND OF 8
(Single-elimination match play, best of five. Losers eliminated, earn $1,600)

#5 Hugh Miller, Centralia, Wash., def. #13 Dave Arnold, Reno, Nev., 3-0 (200-199, 259-219, 223-221).

#9 Chris Warren, University Place, Wash., def. #1 Jeff Fehr, Cincinnati, Ohio, 3-0 (245-226, 216-186, 246-211).

#11 David Anthony, Austin, Texas, def. #3 Marc Massie, Ft Wright, Ky., 3-2 (246-265, 242-197, 279-222, 201-299, 216-192).

#15 Kerry Kreft, Warren, Mich., def. #10 Riga Kalfas, Florence, Ky., 3-2 (255-226, 227-257, 208-194, 201-290, 249-208).

ROUND OF 16
(Single-elimination match play, best of seven. Losers eliminated, earn $1,100)

#1 Jeff Fehr, Cincinnati, Ohio, def. #16 Doug Becker, Clermont, Fla., 4-3 (196-192, 235-216, 185-259, 197-247, 164-189, 215-193, 235-212).

#3 Marc Massie, Ft Wright, Ky., def. #14 Mark Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 4-3 (192-200, 195-233, 223-205, 227-233, 258-191, 242-228, 269-200).

#5 Hugh Miller, Centralia, Wash., def. #12 Del Ballard Jr., N. Richland Hills, Texas, 4-0 (268-183, 236-226, 258-238, 257-216).

#9 Chris Warren, University Place, Wash., def. #8 Ken Abner, Cincinnati, Ohio, 4-2 (233-169, 181-244, 194-177, 157-247, 279-248, 245-224).

#10 Riga Kalfas, Florence, Ky., def. #7 Chad Kloss, Greenfield, Wis., 4-3 (227-188, 211-171, 165-280, 168-231, 209-200, 169-265, 249-231).

#11 David Anthony, Austin, Texas, def. #6 Don Allen III, Vancouver, Wash., 4-1 (212-185, 200-193, 211-276, 189-188, 203-200).

#13 Dave Arnold, Reno, Nev., def. #4 Jeff Frankos, Daly City, Calif., 4-1 (236-177, 254-168, 205-202, 204-222, 224-167).

#15 Kerry Kreft, Warren, Mich., def. #2 Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 4-2 (215-193, 226-279, 183-234, 274-214, 226-225, 268-222).

Final team standings
1. Central Region – 318.5
2. Southwest Region – 291
3. Midwest Region – 259.5
4. Northwest Region – 206
5. West Region – 199
6. East – 161.5
7. South – 160.5

Final Standings
Pos Name - Hometown                             W-L Pins Prize
  1 Anthony, David - Austin, Texas              9-3      $10000.00 
  2 Miller, Hugh - Seattle                      8-1      $6000.00  
  3 Warren, Chris - University Place, Wash.     7-3      $3200.00  
  4 Kreft, Kerry - Madison Hts., Mich.          7-5      $3200.00  
  5 Massie, Marc - Ft. Wright, Ky.              6-6      $1600.00  
  6 Kalfas, Riga - Florence, Ky.                6-6      $1600.00  
  7 Fehr, Jeff - Cincinnati                     4-6      $1600.00  
  8 Arnold, Dave - Reno, Nev.                   4-4      $1600.00  
  9 Scroggins, Mark - Amarillo, Texas           3-4      $1100.00  
 10 Becker, Doug - Clermont, Fla.               3-4      $1100.00  
 11 Boresch Jr., Lennie - Kenosha, Wis.         2-4      $1100.00  
 12 Abner, Ken - Cincinnati                     2-4      $1100.00  
 13 Kloss, Chad - Greenfield, Wis.              3-4      $1100.00  
 14 Frankos, Jeff - San Francisco               1-4      $1100.00  
 15 Allen III, Don - Vancouver, Wash.           1-4      $1100.00  
 16 Ballard Jr., Del - N. Richland Hills, Texa  0-4      $1100.00  
 17 Woods Jr., Curtis - Santa Rosa, Calif.          3873 $600.00   
 18 Brandon, Jon - Santa Clarita, Calif.            3859 $590.00   
 19 Williams, Mark - Beaumont, Texas                3831 $580.00   
 20 McCune, Eugene - Munster, Ind.                  3825 $570.00   
 21 Jensen, Tyler - Wheat Ridge, Colo.              3819 $560.00   
 22 Keefauver, Shane - Canton, Ill.                 3800 $550.00   
 23 Wissinger IV, Nicholas - Utica, Mich.           3796 $540.00   
 24 Ziesig, Brian - Levittown, N.Y.                 3787 $530.00   
 25 LeClair, Brian - Athens, N.Y.                   3783 $515.00   
 26 Beres, David - Waukesha, Wis.                   3783 $515.00   
 27 Beasley, Mitch - Arlington, Texas               3778 $500.00   
 28 Swanson, Sean - Springfield, Mo.                3766 $490.00   
 29 Richgels, Jeff - Madison, Wis.                  3756 $480.00   
 30 Cartier, Kevin - Beverly, N.J.                  3747 $475.00   
 31 Tryniski, Michael - Fulton, N.Y.                3732 $467.50   
 32 Dohan Jr., Peter M. - Tampa, Fla.               3732 $467.50   
 33 Taylor, Steven - Pekin, Ill.                    3724 $460.00   
 34 Tuholski, Craig R. - Washougal, Wash.           3723 $455.00   
 35 May, John W. - Lincolnton, N.C.                 3722 $450.00   
 36 Simard, Ken - Greenville, S.C.                  3714 $445.00   
 37 Rice, Rob L. - Sunnyside, Wash.                 3704 $440.00   
 38 Patchen, Dave - Oregon, Ohio                    3700 $432.50   
 39 VanHees, Jonathan - Newport, R.I.               3700 $432.50   
 40 Hans, Chris - Blacksburg, VA                    3692 $425.00   
 41 Marshall, Chris - Mason, Mich.                  3684 $420.00   
 42 Baker, Stoney - Canton, Ga.                     3679 $415.00   
 43 Lanning, Tony L. - Lewisville, Texas            3665 $410.00   
 44 Smith, Paul - Canyon Country, Calif.            3664 $405.00   
 45 Furey, John - Freehold, N.J.                    3658 $400.00   
 46 Rogers, Steve - Bourbonnais, Ill.               3651 $395.00   
 47 Sargent, Marv - Temecula, Calif.                3637 $390.00   
 48 Graham, Rick - Lancaster, Pa.                   3619 $385.00   
 49 Morgan, Gary - Atlanta                          3576 $385.00   
 50 Leverage, David A. - Peoria, Ariz.              3559 $380.00   
 51 Franks, Darren - Canton, Ga.                    3521 $380.00   
 52 Hall II, Bobby - Landover, Md.                  3503 $375.00   
 53 Schlegel, Ernie - Vancouver, Wash.              3480 $375.00   
 54 Wilcox, Doug - Sacramento, Calif.               3446 $375.00   
 55 Peters, Darron - Murrieta, Calif.               3404 $370.00   
 56 Demmitt, Chad M - Omak, Wash.                   3399 $370.00   







Marshall Holman Awarded Commissioner’s Exemption

PBA Commissioner and CEO Fred Schreyer announced today PBA Hall of Famer Marshall Holman has been awarded the Commissioner’s Exemption for the 2006 Earl Anthony Medford Classic, Jan. 4-8, at Lava Lanes in Medford, Ore. The finals will take place Sunday, Jan. 8 live on ESPN at 10 a.m. PST.

Holman, a Medford native, owns 22 career Denny’s PBA Tour titles, which is tied for 10th all-time. Among his 22 titles are four Major titles, including the 1976 and 1986 Tournament of Champions and the 1981 and 1985 U.S. Opens. The 1987 PBA Player of the Year, Holman has earned over $1.7 million in career PBA earnings.

“Marshall was an obvious choice, being a resident of Medford as well as being one of the PBA’s greatest champions,” said Schreyer. “Marshall is a passionate player and exciting to watch. It will be fun for the fans in Medford to see him compete once again.”

A PBA member since 1974, Holman has competed in nearly 600 Denny’s PBA Tour events. He captured his first Tour title in the 1975 Fresno Open at the age of 20, and went on to capture 20 more titles over the next 13 years as one of the most dominant players on Tour. After nearly nine years without a Tour title, Holman showed he was still one of the game’s best, capturing his 22nd title in the 1996 Ebonite Classic.

“I’m very pleased to get the exemption. I had a nice career on Tour, but never did I expect in my wildest dreams the PBA would have a Tour stop here in Medford, and to have it be perhaps the best-run stop on Tour makes it even better,” said Holman, 51. “I’m definitely going to be fired up and do the best I can. No matter what, it’s going to be a great week.”

One of the most fiery competitors in Tour history, the right-hander is tied for 3rd all-time with 110 television appearances. He was elected into the PBA Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 1990.

This marks the second consecutive season Holman has been awarded the Commissioner’s Exemption for the Earl Anthony Medford Classic. Last season, Holman faced fellow PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber in the best-of-seven-games match play round of 64, falling four-games-to-none.







Eagle Soars To Lead

Dale Eagle averaged 224.67 over his final three games to lead the Denny’s PBA Tour Qualifying Round for the 2005 Keystone State Championship with a 1,554 seven-game pinfall Wednesday at ABC West Lanes.

Eagle, owner of 10 PBA Senior Tour titles and three Denny’s PBA Tour titles, got off to a quick start, rolling games of 220 and 258 to start his day.

“[Bowling] is more complicated than it’s ever been,” said Eagle (Tavares, Fla.), who will make his first appearance in a standard Tour event this season on Thursday. “My plan [Thursday] is to just go out there and bowl, and make the right decisions. I may have to slow the ball down and hook it.”

Eagle, who finished 23rd out of 466 bowlers in last month’s 2005 United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Masters, used a Storm Paradigm as his primary strike ball on Thursday.

Chris Blackmore (Alexandria, Va.) was 2nd with 1,510 while Jim Pratt (Glendale, Ariz.) was 3rd with 1,508.

Sam Ventura (Syracuse, N.Y.) was the top amateur, finishing 4th overall with 1,481. Randy Pedersen (Clermont, Fla.), a 13-time Denny’s PBA Tour title winner and current color analyst for the PBA on ESPN, was 5th with 1,476.

Left-hander Chris Hayden (Orlando, Fla.) and former Team USA member Sean Rash (Wichita, Kan.) tied for 6th with 1,470 before Hayden won a one-game roll-off, 190-171, to earn the final spot in the round of 64.

Normally, the top four non-exempt PBA members advance, but with exempt bowler Chris Barnes skipping his second straight event while recovering from back problems, five PBA members and the top amateur advanced into tomorrow’s round of 64.

The final four will bowl for the $40,000 top prize and an exemption for the 2006-07 Denny’s PBA Tour season on Sunday. ESPN will air the final rounds live on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. EST.







Fehr Fires 300, Leads Qualifying

Jeff Fehr, gunning for his first career PBA title, will enter the best-of-seven-games match play round of 16 in the 2005 PBA Regional Players Invitational as the top seed after he led qualifying Wednesday with a 4,144 18-game pinfall.

Fehr, a 24-year-old from Cincinnati, averaged 230.78 over his second nine-game qualifying block at the National Bowling Stadium to lead the 56-bowler field comprised of the top-eight bowlers from each of the seven PBA Regions’ point lists.

“I’m due. I’ve been close a few times,” said Fehr about his chances of winning this week. “I’m ready to take the next step forward.”

A late entrant this week, Fehr entered the event only after Troy Wollenbecker declined his invitation as a point leader in the Central Region.

Fehr, who used an Ebonite The One to shoot the event’s only 300 in his sixth game of the day, is no stranger to major events on the Regional circuit. He advanced to the semifinals of the 2005 Regional Players Championship before losing to eventual champion, David Beres.

Lennie Boresch Jr. (Kenosha, Wis.), looking to add to his 16 career PBA Regional Tour wins, was 2nd with 4,062 while Marc Massie (Ft. Wright, Ky.) took 3rd with 4,055. Jeff Frankos (Daly City, Calif.) was 4th with 4,042 and seven-time Denny’s PBA Tour title winner Hugh Miller (Centralia, Wash.) rounded out the top-five with 4,002.

Doug Becker (Clermont, Fla.) was 16th with 3,876, beating out Curtis Woods Jr. (Rohnert Park, Calif.) for the final match play spot by just three pins.

Competition concludes Thursday with the match play rounds of 16 and 8, followed by one-game semifinal matches. The winner of the one-game title match will earn the $10,000 top prize and a spot in the 2006 Dexter Tournament of Champions, the final event of the 2005-06 Denny’s PBA Tour season.

PBA Regional Tour
2005 PBA Regional Players Invitational
National Bowling Stadium
Reno, Nev.
Wednesday, Dec. 7

SECOND ROUND QUALIFYING
(Pos., name/hometown and 18-game pinfall. Places 1-16 advance to match play. Earnings for places 17-56 listed below.)

Pos Name - Hometown                            Pins Prize

  1 Fehr, Jeff - Cincinnati                    4144           
  2 Boresch Jr., Lennie - Kenosha, Wis.        4062           
  3 Massie, Marc - Ft. Wright, Ky.             4055           
  4 Frankos, Jeff - San Francisco              4042           
  5 Miller, Hugh - Seattle                     4002           
  6 Allen III, Don - Vancouver, Wash.          3982           
  7 Kloss, Chad - Greenfield, Wis.             3964           
  8 Abner, Ken - Cincinnati                    3964           
  9 Warren, Chris - University Place, Wash.    3946           
 10 Kalfas, Riga - Florence, Ky.               3933           
 11 Anthony, David - Austin, Texas             3912           
 12 Ballard Jr., Del - N. Richland Hills, Texa 3897           
 13 Arnold, Dave - Reno, Nev.                  3890           
 14 Scroggins, Mark - Amarillo, Texas          3884           
 15 Kreft, Kerry - Madison Hts., Mich.         3882           
 16 Becker, Doug - Clermont, Fla.              3876           
 17 Woods Jr., Curtis - Santa Rosa, Calif.     3873 $600.00   
 18 Brandon, Jon - Santa Clarita, Calif.       3859 $590.00   
 19 Williams, Mark - Beaumont, Texas           3831 $580.00   
 20 McCune, Eugene - Munster, Ind.             3825 $570.00   
 21 Jensen, Tyler - Wheat Ridge, Colo.         3819 $560.00   
 22 Keefauver, Shane - Canton, Ill.            3800 $550.00   
 23 Wissinger IV, Nicholas - Utica, Mich.      3796 $540.00   
 24 Ziesig, Brian - Levittown, N.Y.            3787 $530.00   
 25 Beres, David - Waukesha, Wis.              3783 $515.00   
 26 LeClair, Brian - Athens, N.Y.              3783 $515.00   
 27 Beasley, Mitch - Arlington, Texas          3778 $500.00   
 28 Swanson, Sean - Springfield, Mo.           3766 $490.00   
 29 Richgels, Jeff - Madison, Wis.             3756 $480.00   
 30 Cartier, Kevin - Beverly, N.J.             3747 $475.00   
 31 Dohan Jr., Peter M. - Tampa, Fla.          3732 $467.50   
 32 Tryniski, Michael - Fulton, N.Y.           3732 $467.50   
 33 Taylor, Steven - Pekin, Ill.               3724 $460.00   
 34 Tuholski, Craig R. - Washougal, Wash.      3723 $455.00   
 35 May, John W. - Lincolnton, N.C.            3722 $450.00   
 36 Simard, Ken - Greenville, S.C.             3714 $445.00   
 37 Rice, Rob L. - Sunnyside, Wash.            3704 $440.00   
 38 VanHees, Jonathan - Newport, R.I.          3700 $432.50   
 39 Patchen, Dave - Oregon, Ohio               3700 $432.50   
 40 Hans, Chris - Blacksburg, VA               3692 $425.00   
 41 Marshall, Chris - Mason, Mich.             3684 $420.00   
 42 Baker, Stoney - Canton, Ga.                3679 $415.00   
 43 Lanning, Tony L. - Lewisville, Texas       3665 $410.00   
 44 Smith, Paul - Canyon Country, Calif.       3664 $405.00   
 45 Furey, John - Freehold, N.J.               3658 $400.00   
 46 Rogers, Steve - Bourbonnais, Ill.          3651 $395.00   
 47 Sargent, Marv - Temecula, Calif.           3637 $390.00   
 48 Graham, Rick - Lancaster, Pa.              3619 $385.00   
 49 Morgan, Gary - Atlanta                     3576 $385.00   
 50 Leverage, David A. - Peoria, Ariz.         3559 $380.00   
 51 Franks, Darren - Canton, Ga.               3521 $380.00   
 52 Hall II, Bobby - Landover, Md.             3503 $375.00   
 53 Schlegel, Ernie - Vancouver, Wash.         3480 $375.00   
 54 Wilcox, Doug - Sacramento, Calif.          3446 $375.00   
 55 Peters, Darron - Murrieta, Calif.          3404 $370.00   
 56 Demmitt, Chad M - Omak, Wash.              3399 $370.00   

300 Games: Jeff Fehr.







Warren Holds Early RPI Lead

Chris Warren, a five-time Denny’s PBA Tour title winner, leads the 2005 PBA Regional Players Invitational after he averaged 234.89 over nine games of qualifying Tuesday at the National Bowling Stadium.

Warren, who won the 2002 PBA Regional Players Invitational, started his day with scores of 260, 214 and 222. After a 199 in game six, Warren rebounded with scores of 265 and 298 en route to a 2,114 nine-game pinfall.

“Things were good today. My confidence and my spare shooting were good all day,” said Warren, a PBA member since 1983 who also owns 20 PBA Regional Tour titles. “The lanes changed today and I was feeling out where I needed to be. I was in the hunt the whole time.”

The 42-year-old from University Place, Wash., leads the 2005-06 PBA Northwest Region points race. The point leaders in each of the seven regions at the conclusion of the PBA Regional Tour season earn an exemption for the 2006-07 Denny’s PBA Tour season.

Jeff Fehr (Cincinnati), looking for his first career PBA title, is 2nd with 2,067 while Riga Kalfas (Florence, Ky.) is 3rd with 2,061.

Hugh Miller, a seven-time Tour title winner from Seattle, is 4th with 2,059. David Anthony (Austin, Texas), who won the 2004 PBA Regional Players Championship, rounds out the top-five with 2,025.

The entire 56-bowler field, comprised of the top eight point leaders in each of the seven PBA regions, will return Wednesday for nine additional games of qualifying, after which the top 16 will advance to match play on Thursday.

This week’s winner earns $10,000 and a spot in the 2006 Dexter Tournament of Champions, the final event of the 2005-06 Denny’s PBA Tour season.

PBA Regional Tour
2005 PBA Regional Players Invitational
National Bowling Stadium
Reno, Nev.
Tuesday, Dec. 6

FIRST ROUND QUALIFYING
(Pos., name/hometown and nine-game pinfall.)

  1 Warren, Chris - University Place, Wash.    2114           
  2 Fehr, Jeff - Cincinnati                    2067           
  3 Kalfas, Riga - Florence, Ky.               2061           
  4 Miller, Hugh - Seattle                     2059           
  5 Anthony, David - Austin, Texas             2025           
  6 Boresch Jr., Lennie - Kenosha, Wis.        2019           
  7 Massie, Marc - Ft. Wright, Ky.             1999           
  8 Allen III, Don - Vancouver, Wash.          1990           
  9 Beres, David - Waukesha, Wis.              1979           
 10 Becker, Doug - Clermont, Fla.              1973           
 11 Wissinger IV, Nicholas - Utica, Mich.      1967           
 12 Kreft, Kerry - Madison Hts., Mich.         1956           
 13 Ballard Jr., Del - N. Richland Hills, Texa 1955           
 14 Arnold, Dave - Reno, Nev.                  1953           
 15 Swanson, Sean - Springfield, Mo.           1952           
 16 Frankos, Jeff - San Francisco              1947           
 17 Taylor, Steven - Pekin, Ill.               1945           
 18 Jensen, Tyler - Wheat Ridge, Colo.         1943           
 19 Keefauver, Shane - Canton, Ill.            1943           
 20 Williams, Mark - Beaumont, Texas           1936           
 21 Abner, Ken - Cincinnati                    1926           
 22 Graham, Rick - Lancaster, Pa.              1914           
 23 Tryniski, Michael - Fulton, N.Y.           1912           
 24 Scroggins, Mark - Amarillo, Texas          1906           
 25 Dohan Jr., Peter M. - Tampa, Fla.          1898           
 26 Lanning, Tony L. - Lewisville, Texas       1892           
 27 Smith, Paul - Canyon Country, Calif.       1892           
 28 Simard, Ken - Greenville, S.C.             1882           
 29 Brandon, Jon - Santa Clarita, Calif.       1881           
 30 Kloss, Chad - Greenfield, Wis.             1879           
 31 Ziesig, Brian - Levittown, N.Y.            1878           
 32 Rice, Rob L. - Sunnyside, Wash.            1875           
 33 LeClair, Brian - Athens, N.Y.              1875           
 34 Richgels, Jeff - Madison, Wis.             1871           
 35 Woods Jr., Curtis - Santa Rosa, Calif.     1871           
 36 Beasley, Mitch - Arlington, Texas          1860           
 37 McCune, Eugene - Munster, Ind.             1849           
 38 Hans, Chris - Blacksburg, VA               1843           
 39 VanHees, Jonathan - Newport, R.I.          1841           
 40 Franks, Darren - Canton, Ga.               1837           
 41 Rogers, Steve - Bourbonnais, Ill.          1835           
 42 Marshall, Chris - Mason, Mich.             1832           
 43 Cartier, Kevin - Beverly, N.J.             1826           
 44 Tuholski, Craig R. - Washougal, Wash.      1816           
 45 Hall II, Bobby - Landover, Md.             1816           
 46 May, John W. - Lincolnton, N.C.            1815           
 47 Patchen, Dave - Oregon, Ohio               1813           
 48 Sargent, Marv - Temecula, Calif.           1812           
 49 Baker, Stoney - Canton, Ga.                1808           
 50 Morgan, Gary - Atlanta                     1773           
 51 Leverage, David A. - Peoria, Ariz.         1762           
 52 Furey, John - Freehold, N.J.               1752           
 53 Schlegel, Ernie - Vancouver, Wash.         1747           
 54 Peters, Darron - Murrieta, Calif.          1738           
 55 Demmitt, Chad M - Omak, Wash.              1642           
 56 Wilcox, Doug - Sacramento, Calif.          1602           







PBA Spare Shots

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This Week
The Denny’s PBA Tour heads to ABC West Lanes for the 2005 Keystone State Championship, marking the Tour’s first time in the area since 1998, when Parker Bohn III (Jackson, N.J.) won the 1998 Greater Harrisburg Open. Besides Bohn, three other exempt bowlers have won in the Mechanicsburg area: Jason Couch (1995 Bowlers Journal Classic), Walter Ray Williams Jr. (1996 Greater Harrisburg Open) and Tom Baker (1997 Harrisburg Open).

Two of the top three in the 2005-06 PBA World Point Rankings will be looking to continue their hot starts to the season. Norm Duke (Clermont, Fla.), who sits atop the points list, has finished in the top 10 in six of seven events bowled this season. Behind him in 3rd is 27-year-old Tommy Jones (Simpsonville, S.C.) who has five top 10s in six events bowled.

A few Denny’s PBA Tour veterans will be looking to turn their slow starts to the season around. Williams is 32nd in points while Brian Voss (Alpharetta, Ga.) sits 43rd on the points list. Danny Wiseman, the 11-time Tour title winner from Baltimore, is 44th. Last season’s 2005 Dexter Tournament of Champions winner Steve Jaros (Yorkville, Ill.) is currently 46th in points.

Last Week
Pete Weber (St. Ann, Mo.) let the bowling world know he’s returned to form with his win in last week’s 2005 BowlersParadise.com Classic at Stardust Bowl I in Hammond, Ind. Weber, looking to snap a 23-event winless streak, defeated four-time title winner Ryan Shafer (Elmira, N.Y.) in the title match, 189-186. Both players grinded it out in the final match, with Shafer trying to overcome two opens early in the match while Weber converted four spares through the first five frames. A crucial failed 4-7-10 split conversion by Shafer in the 9th frame helped Weber to victory.

Sunday’s telecast was special for another reason, as it marked the first time in four years that four PBA Rookie of the Year award winners (Weber, Shafer, Angelo and Jones) reached the same championship round. The last time it happened was in the 2001 Villages Open, when Weber, Mike Aulby, Chris Barnes (Flower Mound, Texas) and Jason Couch (Clermont, Fla.) reached the finals.

This Week’s Schedule
The 2005 Keystone State Championship begins with the PBA Practice Session, Denny’s PBA Tour Qualifier and official PBA Pro-Ams taking place on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at ABC West Lanes. On Thursday, Dec. 8, the 64-bowler field will bowl two seven-game qualifying sessions, after which the top 32 will advance to match play.

Friday, Dec. 9 features best-of-seven games match play rounds of 32, 16 and 8. Saturday, Dec. 10 is a day for the fans with official PBA Pro-Ams taking place at ABC West Lanes, beginning at 10 a.m.

The live televised finals on ESPN will take place Sunday, Dec. 11 at 1 p.m EST, with one bowler taking home the $40,000 top prize and an exemption for the 2006-07 Denny’s PBA Tour season.

Did You Know?
Pete Weber’s 189 last week was the lowest title-match winning score since Jason Couch defeated Steve Wilson (Lake Worth, Fla.), 187-177, in the title match of the 2003 Pepsi Open in Wyoming, Mich., a span of 43 events.

In fact, Weber’s 189 is his lowest score in a title match since his 266-189 loss to Dennis Horan Jr. in the finals of the 2000 Touring Players Championship. Weber logged his lowest score ever in a title match when he fell to Mark Roth in the finals of the 1984 Greater Detroit Open, 243-153.

Weber’s highest score in a title match was 289, done twice. He beat Mark Thayer for the 1991 U.S. Open title, 289-184, and defeated Michael Haugen Jr. (Las Vegas) for the 2001 Greater Louisville Open title, 289-279.

All Good Things Must Come To An End
It took Pete Weber, a PBA Hall of Famer with over 30 Tour titles, to snap Tommy Jones’ impressive winning streak on TV at 15 matches. Jones fell to Weber in last week’s semifinal round, 207-167, marking his lowest score ever on TV. The 15 consecutive televised victories is just one shy of Jim Pencak’s PBA record of 16 straight victories from 1989-91.

The streak Jones reeled off is even more impressive considering who he beat en route to six straight title wins on TV. He defeated four former PBA Player of the Year award winners (Amleto Monacelli, Brian Voss, Patrick Allen and Norm Duke) and three fellow PBA Rookie of the Year winners (Paul Fleming, Chris Barnes and Brad Angelo).

His loss to Weber also ends another streak for Jones, as he had reached the title match in each of his last eight televised finals appearances. Before Sunday, the last time he failed to reach a title match was in the 2002 Memphis Open, when he fell to Bryon Smith in the wild card match, 278-199.

Final Frame
Following Sunday’s live ESPN televised finals of the 2005 Keystone State Championship, the “Final Frame presented by the Denny’s PBA Tour” will take place. The event will feature 51 bowlers trying to strike their way to a coveted exemption for the 2006-07 Denny’s PBA Tour season. The entire field will begin by throwing one shot. If a bowler strikes, he or she moves on. When bowlers fail to strike, their day is done.

Once the field is whittled down to four finalists, they will team with one of four coaches – Danny Wiseman, Norm Duke, Jason Couch and Tommy Jones – and bowl two semifinal matches without spare attempts. The first time a player fails to strike, he or she will call upon the coach to attempt the shot again. The two players with the most strikes out of 12 shots will advance to the final round, which follows the same format.

Although this event could be difficult to handicap, it’s important to note that Mike Edwards (Tulsa, Okla.) has the highest match play strike percentage (min. three appearances) of anyone in “The Final Frame” field this season at 65.97 percent. The bowler with the next-highest strike percentage participating in the special event is Bill O’Neill (Levittown, Pa.), who is 8th overall with a 63.88 strike percentage.

“The Final Frame” will be televised Sunday, Dec. 25 from 1-2 p.m. EST on ESPN.

Holiday Gift Ideas
With the holidays quickly approaching, bowling fans can check out the official online PBA store, which has added new merchandise for the holiday season. The online store now features hooded sweatshirts, zip-up sweatshirts, fleece jackets and an all-new baseball cap.

To check out these new items, or any of the official PBA jerseys and merchandise, visit the PBA’s official website, www.pba.com, and click on the “Store” link at the top of the homepage.

Sponsor Competition Update
Dexter had all three of its bowlers in the televised finals of the 2005 BowlersParadise.com Classic, and now Tommy Jones sits 3rd in the 2005-06 Sponsor Competition while Brad Angelo is 9th. Norm Duke, sponsored by BowlersParadise.com, still sits atop the standings. Here’s a look at the top five in the 2005-06 Sponsor Competition:

Rank Bowler Sponsor Points
1. Norm Duke Bowlersparadise.com 97,768.0
2. Wes Malott Ace Hardware 89,842.0
3. Tommy Jones Dexter 87,190.0
4. Mike Scroggins Denny’s 77,936.0
5. Jason Couch Miller High Life 75,742.0

2006 Dexter Tournament of Champions Roster
With Pete Weber already on the 2006 Dexter Tournament of Champions roster prior to his victory last week, Mike DeVaney (Temecula, Calif.), thanks to his 2003 Earl Anthony GEICO Classic victory, is on the bubble for the fourth straight week.

The 2005 Regional Players Invitational takes place this week in Reno, Nev. The winner of that event will be added to the 2006 Dexter Tournament of Champions roster.

Denny’s PBA Tour Entrants

No. Name Tournament
1. Pete Weber 2005 BowlersParadise.com Classic
2. Jason Couch 2005 Chicago Classic
3. Mike Scroggins 2005 USBC Masters
4. Mike Machuga 2005 Greater Omaha Classic
5. Wes Malott 2005 Mile High Classic
6. Tommy Jones 2005 Tulsa Championship
7. Steve Jaros 2005 Dexter Tournament of Champions
8. Patrick Allen 2005 Denny’s World Championship
9. Mika Koivuniemi 2005 Baby Ruth Real Deal Classic
10. Chris Barnes 62nd U.S. Open presented by Odor-Eaters
11. Amleto Monacelli 2005 Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Open
12. Norm Duke 2005 Atlanta Classic
13. Parker Bohn III 2005 El Paso Classic
14. Brian Voss 2004 Orange County Classic presented by Storm
15. Mike Wolfe 2004 Earl Anthony Medford Classic
16. Jason Hurd 2004 Pepsi Open
17. Rick Lawrence 2004 BowlersParadise.com Open
18. Walter Ray Williams Jr. 2004 Uniroyal Tire Classic
19. Brian Himmler 2004 Chicago Open
20. Danny Wiseman 2004 Miller High Life Masters presented by the ABC
21. Robert Smith 2004 Odor-Eaters Open
22. Patrick Healey Jr. 2003 Dexter Tournament of Champions
23. Ryan Shafer 2003 Empire State Open
24. Lonnie Waliczek 2003 Odor-Eaters Open
25. Chris Hayden 2003 VIA Bowling Open
26. Bryon Smith 2003 ABC Masters
27. Bryan Goebel 2003 Medford Open
28. Mike DeVaney 2003 Earl Anthony GEICO Classic

PBA Senior Tour Entrants

No. Name Tournament
29. Vince Mazzanti Jr. 2005 ABC Senior Masters
30. Tom Baker 2005 Senior U.S. Open

PBA Regional Tour Entrants

No. Name Tournament
31. David Beres 2005 PBA Regional Players Championship
32. TBA 2005 PBA Regional Players Invitational

2005-06 Denny’s PBA Tour Statistical Leaders

2005-06 PBA World Point Ranking Leaders
Rank Name Hometown Points
1. Norm Duke Clermont, Fla. 97,768.0
2. Wes Malott Austin, Texas 89,842.0
3. Tommy Jones Simpsonville, S.C. 87,190.0
4. Mike Scroggins Amarillo, Texas 77,936.0
5. Jason Couch Clermont, Fla. 75,742.0
6. Joe Ciccone Buffalo, N.Y. 62,647.0
7. Parker Bohn III Jackson, N.J. 58,156.0
8. Mike DeVaney Temecula, Calif. 56,066.0
9. Brad Angelo Lockport, N.Y. 55,982.0
10. Pete Weber St. Ann, Mo. 53,490.0
2005-06 Denny’s PBA Tour Earnings Leaders
Rank Name Hometown Earnings
1. Tommy Jones Simpsonville, S.C. $116,500
2. Mike Scroggins Amarillo, Texas $116,000
3. Norm Duke Clermont, Fla. $102,100
4. Wes Malott Austin, Texas $81,700
5. Jason Couch Clermont, Fla. $59,200
6. Mike Machuga Erie, Pa. $53,680
7. Pete Weber St. Ann, Mo. $52,300
8. Joe Ciccone Buffalo, N.Y. $35,400
9. Mika Koivuniemi Hartland, Mich. $32,000
10. Ryan Shafer Elmira, N.Y. $31,600
2005-06 Denny’s PBA Tour Average Leaders
Rank Name Hometown Average
1. Mike Scroggins Amarillo, Texas 231.41
2. Norm Duke Clermont, Fla. 227.32
3. Wes Malott Austin, Texas 227.01
4. Tommy Jones Simpsonville, S.C. 226.81
5. Eugene McCune Munster, Ind. 225.41
6. Jason Couch Clermont, Fla. 225.02
7. Parker Bohn III Jackson, N.J. 224.63
8. Robert Smith Thousand Oaks, Calif. 222.65
9. Joe Ciccone Buffalo, N.Y. 222.60
10. Patrick Allen Tarrytown, N.Y. 222.54

2005-06 Denny’s PBA Tour Match Play Leaders
(Min. Three Standard Match Play Appearances)

2005-06 Match Play Strike Percentage Leaders
Rank Name Strikes Frames Pct.
1. Wes Malott 543 807 67.29
2. Tommy Jones 501 758 66.09
3. Mike Edwards 252 382 65.97
4. Parker Bohn III 314 479 65.55
5. Pete Weber 316 483 65.42
6. Mike Machuga 308 476 64.71
7. Patrick Healey Jr. 186 291 63.92
8. Bill O’Neill 237 371 63.88
9. Chris Barnes 218 342 63.74
10. Walter Ray Williams Jr. 85 134 63.43
2005-06 Match Play Spare Percentage Leaders (Incl. Splits)
Rank Name Spares Attempts Pct.
1. Paul Fleming 69 79 87.34
2. Norm Duke 257 299 85.95
3. Mike Machuga 133 155 85.81
4. Randy Weiss 60 70 85.71
5. Doug Kent 163 192 84.90
6. Dale Traber 56 66 84.85
7. Brian Himmler 78 92 84.78
8. Eric Forkel 87 103 84.47
9. Walter Ray Williams Jr. 38 45 84.44
10. Tom Daugherty 43 52 82.69
2005-06 Match Play Games Winning Percentage Leaders
Rank Name Wins Losses Pct.
1. Wes Malott 46 25 .648
2. Chris Barnes 19 11 .633
3. Brad Angelo 24 14 .632
4. Tommy Jones 42 25 .627
5. Mika Koivuniemi 14 9 .609
6. Norm Duke 46 30 .605
7. Parker Bohn III 25 17 .595
8. Pete Weber 25 18 .581
9. Ryan Shafer 26 20 .565
10. Joe Ciccone 33 27 .550







2005 Regional Players Invitational Set to Begin Today

The second of two majors in the 2005-06 PBA Regional Tour season begins today as the 2005 Regional Player Invitational (RPI) will award one bowler with a spot in the 2006 Dexter Tournament of Champions.

The RPI features the top eight bowlers in each of the PBA’s seven regions competing for individual and team awards. Competition begins Tuesday at The National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., with nine games of qualifying beginning at 9 a.m.

Qualifying continues Wednesday with nine more games, after which the field will be cut to the top 16. Thursday features the best-of-seven games match play round of 16 and the best-of-five round of 8. The final four will bowl one-game semifinal and final matches immediately following, with the winner being awarded $10,000 as well as a berth in this season’s 2006 Dexter Tournament of Champions.

The winning team will be determined by each player’s finish at the completion of the entire tournament. Points will be awarded based on finish, with the winner receiving 56 points, second place receiving 55 points, third place receiving 54 points all the way down to 56th place (1 point). The team with the most points at the completion of the event will be declared the winning team.

This marks the seventh consecutive year the event will be held in Reno. Last season, Ritchie Allen earned a berth in the 2005 Dexter Tournament of Champions with a 197-165 win over Jason Williams.

The following is the roster for the 2005 Regional Players Invitational:

PBA West Region Team
1. Dave Arnold (Reno, Nev.)
2. Curtis Woods Jr. (Santa Rosa, Calif.)
3. Marv Sargent (Temecula, Calif.)
4. Jeff Frankos (San Francisco)
5. Jon Brandon (Santa Clarita, Calif.)
6. Doug Wilcox (Sacramento, Calif.)
7. Darron Peters (Murrieta, Calif.)
8. Paul Smith (Canyon Country, Calif.)

PBA Southwest Region Team
1. David Anthony (Austin, Texas)
2. Tony Lanning (Lewisville, Texas)
3. Mitch Beasley (Arlington, Texas)
4. Mark Scroggins (Amarillo, Texas)
5. Mark Williams (Beaumont, Texas)
6. Del Ballard Jr. (N. Richland Hills, Texas)
7. Sean Swanson (Springfield, Mo.)
8. Tyler Jensen (Wheat Ridge, Colo.)

PBA South Region Team
1. John May (Lincolnton, N.C.)
2. Pete Dohan (Tampa, Fla.)
3. Ken Simard (Greenville, S.C.)
4. Stoney Baker (Canton, Ga.)
5. Gary Morgan (Atlanta, Ga.)
6. Chris Hans (Blackburg, Va.)
7. Doug Becker (Clermont, Fla.)
8. Darren Franks (Canton, Ga.)

PBA Northwest Region Team
1. Rob Rice (Sunnyside, Wash.)
2. David Leverage (Peoria, Ariz.)
3. Chris Warren (Grants Pass, Ore.)
4. Chad Demmitt (Omack, Wash.)
5. Don Allen III (Vancouver, Wash.)
6. Craig Tuholski (Washougal, Wash.)
7. Ernie Schlegel (Vancouver, Wash.)
8. Hugh Miller (Seattle)

PBA Midwest Region Team
1. Steven Taylor (Pekin, Ill.)
2. David Beres (Waukesha, Wis.)
3. Lennie Boresch (Kenosha, Wis.)
4. Jeff Richgels (Madison, Wis.)
5. Eugene McCune (Munster, Ind.)
6. Shane Keefauver (Canton, Ill.)
7. Steve Rogers (Bourbonnais, Ill.)
8. Chad Kloss (Greenfield, Wis.)

PBA Central Region Team
1. Riga Kalfas (Florence, Ky.)
2. Ken Abner (Cincinnati, Ohio)
3. Jeff Fehr (Cincinnati, Ohio)
4. Marc Massie (Ft. Wright, Ky.)
5. Chris Marshall (Mason, Mich.)
6. Kerry Kreft (Madison Hts, Mich.)
7. Nick Wissinger IV (Utica, Mich.)
8. Dave Patchen (Oregon, Ohio)

PBA East Region Team
1. John Furey (Freehold, N.J.)
2. Rick Graham (Lancaster, Pa.)
3. Brian LeClair (Athens, N.Y.)
4. Kevin Cartier (Edgewater Park, N.J.)
5. Bobby Hall II (Landover, Md.)
6. Mike Tryniski (Fulton, N.Y.)
7. Jonathan VanHees (Newport, R.I.)
8. Brian Ziesig (Levittown, N.Y.)

PAST RPI CHAMPIONS
YEAR WINNER/HOMETOWN EVENT SITE
1969 Tom Hennessey, St. Louis Cincinnati, Ohio
1970 J.B. Blaylock, Alamogordo, N.M. Waterloo, Iowa
1971 Tye Critchlow, Los Angeles Pensacola, Fla.
1972 Harry O’Neale, Charleston, S.C. Oklahoma City
1973 Bob McGregor, Wichita Falls, Texas Lincoln, Neb.
1974 Ray Orf, St. Louis Tacoma, Wash.
1975 Bus Oswalt, Muncie, Ind. Irving, Tex.
1976 Glenn Carlson, Fresno, Calif. Canton, Ohio
1977 Don Helling, St. Charles, Mo. Canton, Ohio
1978 Kevin Gannon, Long Beach, Calif. Queens, N.Y.
1979 Willie Willis, West Haven, Conn. Charlotte, N.C.
1980 Ted Malicki, Solon, Ohio Stone Mountain, Ga.
1981 Jim Hills, St. Peters, Mo. Stone Mountain, Ga.
1982 Darwin Skrzynecki, Chicago Stone Mountain, Ga.
1983 Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa. Chamblee, Ga.
1984 John DiLutis, Baltimore Fern Park, Fla.
1985 Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa. Fern Park, Fla.
1986 David Traber, Cedarburg, Wis. Phoenix, Ariz.
1987 Bill Ryan, Dayton, Ohio Phoenix, Ariz.
1988 Bruce Carter, Las Vegas Orlando, Fla.
1989 Rich Abboud, Omaha, Neb. Orlando, Fla.
1990 Bruce Hollen, Baltimore Tacoma, Wash.
1991 Kevin McGerr, Lincoln, Neb. Corpus Christi, Tex.
1992 Marty Letscher, Bel Air, Md. Corpus Christi, Tex.
1993 Jeff Richgels, Madison, Wis. Corpus Christi, Tex.
1994 Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis. Corpus Christi, Tex.
1995 Ray Edwards, Middle Island, N.Y. Conroe, Tex.
1996 Ted Hannahs, Zanesville, Ohio Houston, Tex.
1997 Jason Hurd, Visalia, Calif. Honolulu, Hawaii
1998 Kevin Taber, Toledo, Ohio Honolulu, Hawaii
1999 Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas Reno, Nev.
2000 Bob Davidson, Seattle, Wash. Reno, Nev.
2001 Mike Nape, Aurora, Ill. Reno, Nev.
2002 Chris Warren, Puyallup, Wash. Reno, Nev.
2003 Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis. Reno, Nev.
2004 Ritchie Allen, Columbia, S.C. Reno. Nev.







PBA South Region Leaders Through December 5, 2005

2006-2007 Denny’s PBA Tour Points
(From April 1, 2005 through March 31, 2006)
Top point finisher receives an exemption to the 2006-2007 Denny’s PBA Tour.
2005-2006 Denny’s PBA Tour Players do not receive points for the 2005-2006 PBA Regional Tour.
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This Week on the Denny’s PBA Tour

2005 Keystone State Championship

This week the Denny’s PBA Tour heads to Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the 2005 Keystone State Championship. The event marks the first time the Tour has stopped in the state of Pennsylvania since 2003, when Patrick Allen captured the 2003 Greater Philadelphia Open.

The event will take place at ABC West Lanes, the seventh time the center has played host to a Denny’s PBA Tour event. Parker Bohn III won the last Tour stop held in Mechanicsburg, the 1998 Greater Harrisburg Open, where he defeated Steve Hoskins for his 16th career title.

Sunday’s live ESPN televised championship round will take place at 1 p.m. EST. Following the completion of the championship rounds, 51 bowlers will hit the lanes for the taping of “The Final Frame presented by the Denny’s PBA Tour”, where one bowler will strike their way to an exemption for the 2006-07 season. The show will air on Sunday, December 25 from 1-2 p.m. EST on ESPN.

During Sunday’s live ESPN telecast of the 2005 Keystone State Championship, fans can watch highlights from first round competition in the 2005-06 PBA Skills Challenge, featuring Mike Machuga taking on Patrick Allen.

2005 BowlersParadise.com Classic Re-Air
There will be no re-air this week of the 2005 BowlersParadise.com Classic. Check the ESPN Classic schedule below for more bowling on TV this week!

ESPN Classic
This week’s ESPN Classic schedule kicks off Monday with Sweden’s Mats Karlsson winning the 1986 Southern California Open, becoming the first foreign player to win a Tour title. Tuesday’s action features Don Johnson’s win in the 1977 Midas Open. The win was the 26th and final Tour title of Johnson’s career. Thursday, fans can see both the 1978 Long Island Open won by Johnny Petraglia and the 1995 Bayer/Brunswick Touring Players Championship won by Ernie Schlegel. Schlegel won the title at the age of 52, making him the oldest bowler to win a PBA Major title. The week concludes Sunday with the 1993 Greater Detroit Open, won by Norm Duke.

Below is the entire ESPN Classic schedule for this week.

ESPN Classic – Dec. 5-11
Day Event (Winner) Time
Monday 1986 Southern California Open (Mats Karlsson Noon – 1 p.m.
Monday 1986 Southern California Open (Mats Karlsson) 3 – 4 p.m.
Tuesday 1977 Midas Open (Don Johnson) Noon – 1 p.m.
Tuesday 1977 Midas Open (Don Johnson) 3 – 4 p.m.
Thursday 1978 Long Island Open (Johnny Petraglia) Noon – 1 p.m.
Thursday 1978 Long Island Open (Johnny Petraglia) 3 – 4 p.m.
Thursday 1995 Bayer/Brunswick TPC (Ernie Schlegel) 7 – 8 p.m.
Thursday 1995 Bayer/Brunswick TPC (Ernie Schlegel) 11 p.m. – Midnight
Friday 1995 Bayer/Brunswick TPC (Ernie Schlegel) 2 – 3 a.m.
Friday 1995 Bayer/Brunswick TPC (Ernie Schlegel) 4 – 5 a.m.
Friday 1979 Miller High Life Classic (Carmen Salvino) Noon – 1 p.m.
Friday 1979 Miller High Life Classic (Carmen Salvino) 3 – 4 p.m.
Friday 1987 Greater Los Angeles Open (Mats Karlsson) 7 – 8 p.m.
Friday 1987 Greater Los Angeles Open (Mats Karlsson) 11 – Midnight
Saturday 1987 Greater Los Angeles Open (Mats Karlsson) 2 – 3 a.m.
Saturday 1979 AMF Magicscore Open (Dick Ritger) Noon – 1 p.m.
Saturday 1987 Greater Los Angeles Open (Mats Karlsson) 7 – 8 p.m.
Sunday 1993 Greater Detroit Open (Norm Duke) Noon – 1 p.m.

*All times Eastern.

Birthdays
Dec. 12
Rick Lawrence, PBA exempt bowler and two-time Tour titlist.

This Date in History

Dec. 9

2001
Mika Koivuniemi becomes the first foreign-born player to win the U.S. Open as he defeats Patrick Healey Jr., 247-182, in the finals of the 2001 U.S. Open.







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