Walter Ray Williams Jr. Returns to Winning Form on Way to Third PBA50 Player of the Year Award

CHICAGO  – After winning his third PBA50 Player of the Year Award in his 10th season competing on the tour for players 50 and over, 59-year-old PBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. sent a message that he will be a major force for some time to come competing in the “senior” ranks.

Williams, who also earned the PBA50 Player of the Year crown in 2012 and 2013, opened the 2019 season with three consecutive wins including the PBA50 National Championship for his third career PBA50 Tour major, and never had a finish worse than ninth until a 17th-place finish in the PBA50 David Small’s JAX 60 Classic, the final PBA50 event of the season.  

The all-time Go Bowling! PBA Tour titles leader with 47 wins brought his career PBA50 Tour titles count to 14 which tied him for the all-time PBA50 Tour titles lead with retired Hall of Famer John Handegard.

“Obviously, it was a really good, encouraging season,” said Williams, who owns seven Chris Schenkel PBA Player of the Year honors on the PBA Tour.  “I wasn’t always the best bowler in the field (this season) but you can’t argue with three wins and the other top finishes I had.”

Williams is among a handful of players who continue to compete on both the PBA Tour and PBA50 Tour including fellow Hall of Famers and rivals for more than three decades, Norm Duke, Pete Weber, Parker Bohn III and Amleto Monacelli. Williams’ PBA50 Player of the Year award came at what could be a crossroads for his career on the PBA Tour.

“I wasn’t pleased with how I bowled on the regular tour this season so the PBA50 Tour gave me a lift,” he said. “Bowling on the regular tour has always been enjoyable for me but last season wasn’t enjoyable. I’m not ready to retire from bowling on the PBA Tour but that’s a tough tour with all those young guys.”

So tough, in fact, that Williams has added the two-handed delivery – made famous by tour stars Jason Belmonte, Anthony Simonsen and Jesper Svensson among a growing number of others – to his arsenal. He employs the technique to be more effective primarily when he has to play an “inside” shot.”

“Basically, if I have to move way inside and throw it right, that’s when I’ll use it,” Williams said. “It’s still a work in progress but it has become a useful tool for me when the (lane) conditions warrant it.  I like the results I’ve had with it, so I’ll continue to develop it.”

One example of the effectiveness of his two-handed technique was his performance in the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open where he eventually finished sixth after starting the tournament in 53rd after the first round of qualifying. He used the two-handed delivery often in qualifying and match play to negotiate the challenging Senior U.S. Open lane condition eventually finishing sixth. The fruits of his labor with the two-handed delivery paid off again when he bowled a 300 game in qualifying for the PBA50 River Extreme Open to become the first player to bowl a 300 game using a traditional and two-handed delivery in national PBA competition.

Williams led the PBA50 season with 32,480 points, more than 10,000 ahead of 2017 PBA50 Player of the Year Brian LeClair, who finished second with 22,320. Williams also led in earnings with $42,525 and was third in average with 227.48.

Three-time PBA Tour titlist Eugene McCune won the PBA50 Spectrum Lanes Open which served as a springboard to winning PBA50 Rookie of the Year honors. Bowling in just six tournaments, the 51-year-old hard-throwing right-hander, also had ninth-place finishes in the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open and the JAX 60 Classic and 13th in the USBC Senior Masters that contributed to his 11,070 point total leading rookie contenders. 

PBA Hall of Famer Ron Mohr once again dominated competition among players 60 years of age and older to win his fourth consecutive PBA60 Player of the Year Award.

The 63-year-old right-hander won the PBA50 David Small’s Championship Lanes Classic for his 11th career PBA50 Tour title and had a string of six top-five finishes in PBA50/60 tournaments plus a sixth-place finish in the PBA60 Dick Weber Championship to end the season.

“It’s been an unbelievable year, “said Mohr, a two-time PBA60 titlist who is the only player to win more than one PBA60 tournament since the category began in 2014. “I don’t recall ever being on a stretch where I’ve bowled that consistently well.

“I believe I have some good years left but what does concern me – like every athlete – is the time when you’re no longer competitive and you have a decision to make. But for now, I’m still seeing the lane (condition) well and throwing the ball with confidence.  Hopefully if I continue to focus on good execution the outcome will take care of itself.”

Mohr finished the PBA50 season third in points overall behind Williams and LeClair with 20,575, ranked fifth in average 222.53 and second in earnings with $33,440.

PBA50 Tour players will have the opportunity to vote on the PBA50 Dick Weber Sportsmanship award that will be announced later.

Mark Williams Wins PBA60 Dick Weber Championship for First PBA60 Title

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Seven-time Go Bowling! PBA Tour and three-time PBA50 Tour titlist Mark Williams defeated Rick Minier 177-175 in the title match to win the PBA60 Dick Weber Championship presented by DeHayes Insurance Group and 900 Global Friday at Pro Bowl West for his first PBA60 title.

In the final tournament of the 2019 PBA50/60 season and third event for players 60 and over, both Williams and Minier struggled in the title match with three open frames each. Minier’s most costly open came in the ninth when he left a 7-10 split.

Williams, who was the top seed for the stepladder finals, was working on a double heading into the 10th frame but got a scare when he left the 2-10 split after a light hit on his first shot of the frame. The resulting eight-count turned out to be enough to win the match.

“I knew I needed eight to be safe but it turned out I was lucky to get it,” the 61-year-old PBA Hall of Famer said. “I got the ball a little wide and it didn’t hook back like I thought it would. Sometimes you need breaks to win and I guess that was the one I needed.”

The low-scoring title match came as a surprise to Williams after a relatively high-scoring semifinal match in which Minier, the No. 2 seed for the finals, beat No. 5 seed Hall of Famer Brian Voss 279-228.

“I think the conditions really changed and caught both of us by surprise,” Williams said of the title match. “The way those guys were bowling I thought it would take 220 or 230 at least to win. I would have never thought that the (title) match would have been below 200.”

The stepladder finals started with Voss, trying for his second consecutive PBA60 title after winning the David Small’s JAX 60 National Championship Monday, beating No. 4 seed Jerry Sikora, who finished third in the JAX 60 National Championship, 246-226. Voss then went on to beat Emilio Mora 246-169 in the second stepladder match to advance to the semifinal.

Mora, trying for his first “senior” title, made a remarkable run to earn the No. 3 seed for the finals posting an 11-1 record in match play.

Defending champion and Fort Wayne native Ron Mohr, finished sixth ending his streak of six consecutive PBA50/60 tournament top-five finishes. The four-time and reigning PBA60 Player of the Year missed the stepladder final after losing his position round match to Mora 191-177.

PBA60 DICK WEBER CHAMPIONSHIP

Presented by DeHayes Insurance Group and 900 Global
Pro Bowl West, Fort Wayne, Ind., Friday

Final Standings:

1, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, $7,500.

2, Rick Minier, Houston, $4,000.

3, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., $2,500.

4, Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, $2,000.

5, Jerry Sikora, Lake Havasu, Ariz., $1,750.

Stepladder Results:

Match One – Voss def. Sikora, 246-226.

Match Two – Voss def. Mora, 246-169.

Semifinal Match – Minier def. Voss, 279-228

Championship Match – Williams def. Minier, 177-175.

FOURTH ROUND RESULTS (includes match play record, 26-game pinfall totals, including match play bonus pins. Top five advance to stepladder finals)

1, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 8-4, 6,109.
2, Rick Minier, Houston, 8-4, 6,002.
3, Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 11-1, 5,913
4, Jerry Sikora, Lake Havasu, Ariz., 7-5, 5,905
5, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 9-3, 5,896.
6, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 5-7, 5,849, $1,500.
7, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 6-6, 5,829, $1,450.
8, Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 8-4, 5,807, $1,425.
9, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 7-5, 5,806, $1,400.
10, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 4-8, 5,785, $1,375.
11, Bob Caruso, Dayton, N.J., 9-3, 5,767, $1,350.
12, Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C., 7-5, 5,731, $1,325.
13, Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 7-5, 5,727, $1,300.
14, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 7-5, 5,695, $1,275.
15, Toby Contreras, Lee’s Summit, Mo., 5-7, 5,681, $1,250.
16, Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 7-5, 5,662, $1,225.
17, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 4-8, 5,657, $1,200.
18, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 4-8, 5,652, $1,190.
19, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 4-8, 5,649, $1,180.
20, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 6-6, 5,635, $1,170.
21, Tommy Kress, Rochester, N.Y., 7-5, 5,630, $1,160.
22, n-Leroy Johnson, Chicago, 7-5, 5,629, $1,150.
23, Mitchell Vernon, Olympia, Wash., 5-7, 5,628, $1,145.
24, James Storts, Westfield, Ind., 7-5, 5,618, $1,140.
25, Mike Mineman, St Louis, 6-6, 5,586, $1,135.
26, (tie) Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 4-8, 5,574, and William Essman, Angola, Ind., 4-8, 5,574, $1,128.
28, Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 4-8, 5,495, $1,120.
29, Gene Bruihl, Petaluma, Calif., 4-8, 5,488, $1,115.
30, Conn Casey, Canada, 4-8, 5,430, $1,110.
31, n-Jerome Woodfork, Rockford, Ill., 5-7, 5,368, $1,105.
32, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 2-10, 5,340, $1,100.

n-indicates non-PBA member

PBA Spare Shots: Four PBA50 Superstars to Represent U.S. in 2019 World Bowling Senior Championships

Four PBA50 superstars – Walter Ray Williams Jr., Parker Bohn III, Lennie Boresch Jr. and Ron Mohr – will represent the United States in the 2019 World Bowling Senior Championships Sept. 3-9 at South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas along with four equally talented 50-and-older women stars.

Nearly 260 senior bowlers representing 41 countries are expected to compete for medals in singles, doubles, four-player team, all-events and masters competitions.

Williams has just completed a three-title PBA50 Tour season in which he earned Player of the Year honors for the third time after tying the record for career PBA50 Tour titles with 14. Bohn is a 35-time PBA Tour winner and a four-time PBA50 Tour titlist. Mohr, who has bowled for the U.S. ever since the World Senior Championships began in 2015, has just earned PBA60 Player of the Year honors for the fourth consecutive year. All three are PBA Hall of Famers while Boresch, a four-time PBA50 Tour winner, is a member of the USBC Hall of Fame.

On the women’s side, Leanne Hulsenberg, Tish Johnson and Luci Sandelin are USBC Hall of Famers (Hulsenberg and Johnson also are members of the PWBA Hall of Fame). Sharon Powers will make her debut as a Team USA representative.

In the inaugural World Senior Championships in 2015, the U.S. swept gold medals in every event. In 2017, the team almost repeated, winning every event except women’s doubles where it won silver and bronze medals.

LEN NICHOLSON’S BOOK TO BENEFIT IBMA SCHOLARSHIP FUND

nicholson bookPBA Hall of Famer Len Nicholson’s latest book, “Stone 8,” provides insights into the “60 greatest moments in PBA history” as celebrated during the organization’s 60th anniversary season in 2018, and it’ll also benefit the International Bowling Media Association’s Chuck Pezzano Scholarship fund.

Nicholson’s book, illustrated by Sam Villareale, is available for $27.50 including shipping, handling, taxes and scholarship donation. To order, click here: https://jackie-wyckoff.square.site/.

About the book, Bowlers Journal International senior editor and PBA Hall of Famer Bob Johnson noted, “If a picture really does say a thousand words, then it would take 60,000 words to fully describe the artwork of Sam Villareale, whose drawings help bring the stories of legendary lane man Len Nicholson to life. Here’s an opportunity to relive the top 60 moments in PBA history in both words and drawings – the words of a man who witnessed many of those moments and the drawings of a man whose talents span several art genres. No bowling library is complete without this book.”

PBA HALL OF FAMER RANDY PEDERSEN TO JOIN “NATIONAL BOWLING DAY” CELEBRATION

PBA Hall of Famer and veteran color analyst Randy Pedersen will participate along with Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America President Randy Thompson and PWBA champion Rocio Restrepo in a National Bowling Day celebration on the set of FOX and Friends in New York City Saturday morning.

In addition to taking about the role of bowling in society, the bowling guests will offer bowling tips to the FOX and Friends hosts, and introduce the Go Bowling Pin Car that will be on display on the FOX Plaza in New York. The show will air Saturday from 6-10 a.m. Eastern.

PBA REGIONAL UPDATE: TEENAGE SON OF PBA TITLIST WINS IN PBA EAST REGION

Anthony Neuer of Lewisburg, Pa., the 17-year-old son of PBA Tour titlist Andy Neuer, rolled two clutch strikes in the 10th frame to defeat Anthony Pepe of Long Island City, N.Y., 256-247, in the championship match of the PBA Bowlers Supply/Storm Open at Colony Park Lanes North Sunday.

Neuer, an accomplished bowler with two USBC Junior Gold Titles, advanced to the semifinal round in this same event in 2018. The future McKendree University student earned $2,500 in scholarship money as he became the second youngest amateur to win a PBA Regional event at the age of 17 years, 100 days. The youngest bowler to win a PBA Regional was Wesley Low Jr. at 15 years, 336 days, who won a PBA West Region tournament in Las Vegas in 2013.

Neuer qualified ninth and defeated Mark Scuderi Jr. of E. Rochester, N.Y., 2-0; Tommy Gollick of Oberlin, Pa., 2-0, and qualifying leader Kenneth Ryan of Farmingdale, N.J., 2-0, in best-of-three-game elimination matches before defeating Ryan Shafer, 279-187, in the semifinal match.

Pepe, a two-time Bowlers Supply Open champion, qualified third and defeated Tim Foy Jr. of Seaford, Del., 2-0, and Paul Bajorski of Islip, N.Y., 223-216, in the semifinal round to advance to the final match. Pepe earned $1,300 as the runner-up. Bajorski and Shafer earned $1,000 apiece as semifinal round losers.

Seven-time PBA Tour titlist Dick Allen of Lexington, S.C., won the 31st PBA Crystal Automotive Spring Hill South Open presented by Track Sunday at Spring Hill Lanes, defeating non-PBA member Colin Champion of Spring Hill, Fla., 247-234, in the title match.

Allen, a 40-year-old PBA Tour veteran, previously won the Spring Hill tournament 15 years ago at the age of 25. In addition to winning his 25th PBA Regional title, Allen also took home the $2,500 first prize.

While Allen waited in the wings as the No. 1 qualifier, Champion eliminated fellow non-pro Sean Riccardi of St. Petersburg, Fla., in the opening stepladder match, 254-213, and Cristian Azcona of Puerto Rico, 224-217, in the semifinal match.

The Spring Hill event is the PBA South Region’s longest-running tournament.

• Topping the PBA’s Aug. 9-11 weekend schedule of Regional tournaments will be the PBA50 Progressive/Gerdeman Insurance Agency/Al Smith Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep Central/Midwest Classic at Al-Mar Colonial Lanes in Bowling Green, Ohio; the Lakewood Storm Southwest Open presented by New American Funding at Holiday Lanes in Lakewood, Colo., and the Tony Reyes Memorial West/Northwest Member/Non-Member Doubles presented by Ebonite at Fourth Street Bowl in San Jose, Calif.

The Aug. 16-18 PBA Regional calendar includes the PBA50 Greater Jasper Central/Midwest Open at Eastown Recreation in Jasper, Ind.; the Emerald Bowl Southwest Challenge for non-champions Houston, Texas, and the Dave Husted Northwest/West Open presented by Hammer at Husted’s Milwaukie Bowl in Milwaukie, Ore.

The PBA’s schedule of Regional tournaments over the Aug. 23-25 weekend will be the PBA50 Sky Lanes Asheville South Open in Asheville, N.C., and the PBA50 Coldwater/Roto Grip Central/Midwest Open at Pla-Mor Lanes in Coldwater, Ohio.

The PBA closes its August schedule of Regional activity with the PBA60 Kingsport Super Senior South Open presented by Storm at Warpath Lanes in Kingsport, Tenn., Aug. 26-28, followed by the PBA60 Wilson & Sons Pest Control Super Senior Open at Victory Lanes Family Entertainment Center in Mooresville, Tenn., Aug. 29-31. The end-of-month weekend also includes the PBA50 Strike Zone Alleys Eastern Open presented by Hammer in Pottsville, Pa.; the PBA Illinois Valley Midwest Open at I.V. Super Bowl in Peru, Ill., and the PBA50 Mooresville South Open presented By Columbia 300 at Victory Lanes Family Entertainment Center in Mooresville, N.C.

● For complete PBA Regional schedules, rules and entry information, visit pba.com, open the “schedules” tab and click on PBA Regional Tours to find the event(s) in your area…and remember, you can follow “live scoring” for all PBA Regional events on pba.com (easily accessible for Apple and Android device users using the PBA app).

QUICK NOTES

• Bowling fans who raise questions about the decorum of the unique fandom at Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine, are encouraged to read the insightful feature story by Bryan Curtis for TheRinger.com. You can find the intriguing perspective by a non-bowler in his feature, “Can Bowling Win Over the ‘Lebowski’ Generation?’ at this link: “https://www.theringer.com/sports/2019/7/25/20726901/bowling-pba-tv-kyle-troup-big-lebowski-rob-stone-fox-sports.

Action resumes Saturday and Sunday in the FloBowling PBA Summer Tour points competition when AMF Western Branch in Chesapeake, Va., hosts the PBA Harry O’Neale Chesapeake Open, followed immediately by the PBA Wilmington Open Aug. 13-14 at Ten Pin Alley Family Fun Center in Wilmington, N.C. Updated points standings will follow each Summer Tour event at this link: https://www.pba.com/SeasonStats/PointsList/132?list=10. The FloBowling PBA Summer Tour points competitions also will determine the USBC Cup points leaders, and the eight qualifiers for both the FloBowling PBA ATX Invite and the PBA China Tiger Cup Invitational.

Defending Champion Ron Mohr Takes PBA60 Dick Weber Championship Lead After First Round

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Defending champion Ron Mohr bowled a 1,628 pinfall total for seven games to take the first-round lead Wednesday in the PBA60 Dick Weber Championship presented by DeHayes Insurance Group and 900 Global at Pro Bowl West.

The Fort Wayne native, who now lives in Las Vegas, bowled games of 246, 249, 204, 268, 245, 194 and 222 averaging 232 for the round.

“I missed the (lane condition) transition in in the 204 and 190 game,” said the PBA Hall of Famer who has already clinched his fourth consecutive PBA60 Player of the Year Award. “I wasn’t too worried about it because if you can grind out a 190 or 200 when you’re not able to make the right adjustment that’s not too bad.”

The 63-year-old Mohr, who also owns two PBA50 Player of the Year honors, is currently on a string of six top-five finishes in PBA50/60 competition. Most recently he finished fifth in the PBA60 David Small’s JAX 60 National Championship which ended Monday in Jackson, Michigan.

“It’s been an unbelievable run and hopefully I can keep it going for a good finish to the season in my hometown,” said Mohr, a two-time PBA60 titlist. “I don’t recall ever being on a stretch where I’ve bowled this consistently well.”

In July Mohr won the PBA50 David Small’s Championship Lanes Classic for his 11th career PBA50 Tour title.

Mohr holds a nine-pin lead over 2017 Dick Weber Championship runner-up Dave Axon of Bellevue, Nebraska finishing the round with 1,619. In third is 2017 winner Darryl Bower of Middletown, Pennsylvania with 1,599.

Rounding out the top five were JAX 60 National Championship and 2018 Dick Weber Championship runner-up Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Michigan in fourth with 1,583 and PBA Hall of Famer Mark Williams of Beaumont, Texas in fifth with 1,556.

JAX 60 National Championship winner PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss got off to a slow start finishing the round in 51st with 1,421.

The field returns for another seven-game qualifying round Thursday morning at 11 a.m. ET after which the top 32 players will advance to the first match play round at 5 p.m. After the second match play round at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, the top five players will be determined for the stepladder finals scheduled for noon.

FloBowling is providing live start-to-finish coverage of the PBA60 Dick Weber Championship, the final event of the 2019 PBA50/60 season. Subscription and schedule information visit www.flobowling.com.

PBA60 DICK WEBER CHAMPIONSHIP

Presented by DeHayes Insurance Group and 900 Global

Pro Bowl West, Fort Wayne, Ind., Wednesday

FIRST ROUND RESULTS (after seven games)

1, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 1,628.
2, Dave Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 1,619.
3, Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1,599.
4, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 1,583.
5, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 1,556.
6, Toby Contreras, Lee’s Summit, Mo., 1,555.
7, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,540.
8, Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 1,539.
9, n-Leroy Johnson, Chicago, 1,533.
10, (tie) Rick Minier, Houston, and Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 1,528.
12, Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 1,527.
13, Tommy Kress, Rochester, N.Y., 1,523.
14, John DiSantis, Wilmington, Del., 1,521.
15, Jerry Sikora, Lake Havasu, AZ, 1,520.
16, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 1,500.
17, Mitchell Vernon, Olympia, Wash., 1,495.
18, n-Gary Kresse, Chandler, Ariz., 1,493.
19, Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 1,489.
20, n-George Phillips, Centreville, Mich., 1,487.
21, (tie) Mike Moore, Marietta, Ohio, and Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,485.
23, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1,481.
24, Julius Mickel, Omaha, Neb., 1,475.
25, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,473.
26, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,472.
27, n-Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 1,471.
28, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,469.
29, Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 1,467.
30, n-Jerome Woodfork, Rockford, Ill., 1,464.
31, (tie) n-William Essman, Angola, Ind., and Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 1,463.
33, Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., 1,462.
34, Bill Neumann, Rensselaer, N.Y., 1,458.
35, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,457.
36, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,451.
37, Greg McMahan, Dandridge, Tenn., 1,450.
38, (tie) Mike Mineman, St Louis, Mo. and Bob Caruso, Dayton, N.J., 1,446.
40, Michael Tweed Sr., Camp Hill, Pa., 1,445.
41, Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C., 1,443.
42, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 1,442.
43, Gene Bruihl, Petaluma, Calif., 1,441.
44, Joe Salvemini, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1,440.
45, Jim Price, Harrrisburg, N.C., 1,433.
46, James Storts, Westfield, Ind., 1,432.
47, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 1,427.
48, Conn Casey, Canada, 1,426.
49, (tie) Richard Hunt, Valparaiso, Ind., and Mark Everette, Aliquippa, Pa., 1,423.
51, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 1,421.
52, Lance Lorfeld, University Place, Wash., 1,420.
53, n-Earl Bell, Troy, Tenn., 1,419.
54, Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 1,418.
55, n-Peter Minaudo, Chesterfield, Mich., 1,410.
56, Gary Reh, Fort Mohave, Ariz., 1,409.
57, Lyle Zikes, Arlington Heights, Ill., 1,405.
58, n-Andrew Bizub, Huber Heights, Ohio, 1,395.
59, Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 1,394.
60, Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 1,392.
61, (tie) Bill Sell, Menasha, Wis., and Dave Flemming, Fairborn, Ohio, 1,381.
63, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 1,380.
64, Jim Heintz, St. Charles, Mo., 1,377.
65, Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,369.
66, (tie) Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, and Bob Chamberlain, The Villages, Fla., 1,367.
68, Chuck Richardson, The Villages, Fla., 1,366.
69, Greg Scheetz, Scottsdale, Ariz., 1,363.
70, Ron Boroff, Mansfield, Texas, 1,361.
71, Jim Dilyard, Burbank, Ohio, 1,360.
72, Steve Bova, Massapequa, N.Y., 1,359.
73, (tie)Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., and Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 1,356.
75, John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,355.
76, Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 1,350.
77, Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., 1,340.
78, n-Dick Selgo, Archbold, Ohio, 1,338.
79, Charlie Tomey, Spartanburg, S.C., 1,337.
80, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 1,335.
81, Kurt Gengelbach, Lewisville, Texas, 1,334.
82, Dale Holgate, Peninsula, Ohio, 1,333.
83, Pete Bryan, Laurel, Del., 1,332.
84, n-Mike Haggerty, Montrose, Mich., 1,330.
85, n-Barry Gilitiuk, Mesa, Ariz., 1,321.
86, Dave Dunphy, Canada, 1,299.
87, n-Jay Young, Pemberville, Ohio, 1,291.
88, n-Roland Wright, Christianburg, Vir., 1,282.
89, James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn., 1,266.
90, n-Mostafa Nejatbakhsh, Canada, 1,263.
91, Don Lane, San Francisco, 1,258.
92, Glen Nakagawa, Highland Village, Texas, 1,250.
93, Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,249.
94, Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 1,241.
95, Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,224.
96, Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., 1,213.
97, Lucien Casagrande, Canada, 1,212.
98, Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 1,210.

n – non-member

Voss Beats Sullins in Title Match Thriller to Win PBA60 David Small’s JAX 60 National Championship

JACKSON, Mich. – PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss, a 25-time Go Bowling! PBA Tour and two-time PBA50 Tour titlist, defeated Harry Sullins 264-256 in the title match to capture the PBA60 David Small’s JAX 60 National Championship in memory of Mel Wolf title Monday at JAX 60 Lanes for his first PBA60 win.

Competing in the tournament exclusively for players 60 years of age and older, Voss started the match with eight strikes before he opened in the ninth frame after leaving the 4-6-7 split. Sullins, who also was trying for his first PBA60 title, was able to stay in the match with a string of eight strikes of his own after a 7-10 split in the second frame. The USBC Hall of Famer, who is a five-time PBA Tour and three-time PBA50 Tour winner, had a chance to win the match with a strike on the second ball of the 10th frame but left a solid 10 pin which gave the win to Voss.

“That’s why I bowl right there,” the 61-year-old Voss said of his victory. “I wanted the 300 game but it probably turned out more exiting the way it ended. It doesn’t matter how old you are or how many times you’ve done it, winning never gets old.

“I was really into it and Harry was too,” Voss added. “We were really pushing each other. I got a little slow with that shot in the ninth frame but fortunately I learned from it.”

Voss had a 13-3 overall match play record including a 6-0 run in the final round which contributed to his final day surge to earn the top seed for the stepladder finals.

“I didn’t feel I was bowling that great early in the tournament but when I got to match play I figured out I was just arcing the ball too much,” Voss said. “As it turned out I could just move a little further to the right and not put so much arc on the ball.”

Sullins, the no. 2 seed, won the semifinal match thriller 235-234 over No. 3 seed former Team USA member Jerry Sikora who left the 3-9 on his final shot of the 10th frame to give Sullins the win and a berth in the title match.

In the first stepladder match, three-time PBA50 Tour and one-time PBA60 titlist Mike Dias beat No. 5 seed and newly-crowned PBA60 Player of the Year Ron Mohr 211-200. In the second match Sikora beat Dias 227-190 to meet Sullins in the semifinal.

PBA Hall of Famer Johnny Petraglia, 72, led the first four rounds of the tournament but eventually finished sixth, losing to Mohr in the position round match to miss the finals.

The tournament was named in honor of longtime PBA50 competitor Mel Wolf who passed away in 2011. The one-time PBA50 Tour titlist was the driving force in bringing the senior tour to Jackson in 1992.

The PBA60 Dick Weber Championship presented by The DeHayes Insurance Group and 900 Global at Pro Bowl West in Fort Wayne, Indiana concludes the 2019 PBA50/60 season Aug. 7-9. Mohr, an 11-time PBA50 Tour and two-time PBA60 titlist, is the defending champion.

Fans can follow all the action via PBA’s online streaming partner FloBowling. For subscription and schedule information visit www.flobowling.com.

PBA60 DAVID SMALL’S JAX 60 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

In memory of Mel Wolf
JAX 60 Lanes, Jackson, Mich., Monday

Final Standings:

1, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., $10,000.

2, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield, Twp., Mich., $5,000.

3, Jerry Sikora, Lake Havasu, Ariz., $3,000.

4, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., $2,000.

5, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, $1,750.

Stepladder Results:

Match One – Dias def. Mohr, 211-200.

Match Two – Sikora def. Dias, 227-190.

Semifinal Match – Sullins def. Sikora, 235-234.

Championship Match – Voss def. Sullins, 264-256.

Modified Match Play Round 3 (includes match play record, 30-game pinfall totals, including match play bonus pins. Top five advance to stepladder finals)

1, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 13-3, 7,501.
2, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 10-6, 7,367.
3, Jerry Sikora, Lake Havasu, Ariz., 9-6-1, 7,359.
4, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 10-6, 7,352.
5, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 11-5, 7,336.
6, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 7-9, 7,287, $1,700.
7, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 8-8, 7,272, $1,600.
8, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 9-7, 7,210, $1,500.
9, Toby Contreras, Lee’s Summit, Mo., 8-8, 7,197, $1,450.
10, Mike Mineman, St Louis, 8-8, 7,190, $1,400.
11, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 9-7, 7,156, $1,375.
12, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 12-4, 7,107, $1,350.
13, Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 7-8-1, 7,065, $1,325.
14, Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 9-6-1, 7,011, $1,300.
15, Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., 8-8, 6,976, $1,285.
15, Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 7-9, 6,976, $1,285.
17, n-Jerome Woodfork, Rockford, Ill., 7-8-1, 6,900, $1,270.
18, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 6-10, 6,853, $1,260.
19, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 7-9, 6,851, $1,250.
20, n-William Essman, Angola, Ind., 6-10, 6,806, $1,240.
21, Bill Neumann, Rensselaer, N.Y., 5-11, 6,715, $1,230.
22, Rick Minier, Houston, 5-11, 6,678, $1,220.
23, Gary Reh, Fort Mohave, Ariz., 4-12, 6,655, $1,210.
24, Glen Nakagawa, Highland Village, Texas, 5-11, 6,464, $1,200.

Modified Match Play Round 2 (after 24 games, includes match play record and total pinfall including match play bonus pins. All 24 players advance to match play Round 3)

1, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 7-3, 5,995.
2, Jerry Sikora, Lake Havasu, Ariz., 6-4, 5,876.
3, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 7-3, 5,856.
4, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 6-4, 5,814.
5, Mike Mineman, St Louis, 6-4, 5,797.
6, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 5-5, 5,762.
7, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 4-6, 5,758.
8, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 6-4, 5,747.
9, Toby Contreras, Lee’s Summit, Mo., 4-6, 5,700.
10, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 6-4, 5,694.
11, Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 5-5, 5,688.
12, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 6-4, 5,667.
13, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 8-2, 5,649.
14, Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 6-4, 5,582.
15, (tie) Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 4-6, and n-Jerome Woodfork, Rockford, Ill., 5-5, 5,552.
17, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 4-6, 5,505.
18, Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., 4-6, 5,492.
19, Gary Reh, Fort Mohave, Ariz., 4-6, 5,468.
20, n-William Essman, Angola, Ind., 4-6, 5,448.
21, Bill Neumann, Rensselaer, N.Y., 3-7, 5,391.
22, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 3-7, 5,381.
23, Glen Nakagawa, Highland Village, Texas, 5-5, 5,304.
24, Rick Minier, Houston, 2-8, 5,270.

300 game – Brian Voss

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Parker Bohn III Rides Clean Second Round to Lead Qualifying for PBA50 David Small’s JAX 60 Classic

JACKSON, Mich. – Hoping to end a two-year drought without a win on the PBA50 Tour, PBA Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III of Jackson, New Jersey averaged 237 for 16 games to emerge as the qualifying leader for the PBA50 David Small’s JAX 60 Classic presented by Track.

The four-time PBA50 Tour titlist started Thursday’s second eight-game round at JAX 60 Lanes with a 205 game and then caught fire bowling games of 258, 258, 278, 245, 248, 246 and 235 bringing his two-round qualifying pinfall total to 3,803. He had no open frames in his second round.

“The good shots resulted in strikes and the bad shots resulted in nothing worse than a makeable spare,” said Bohn, who also has won 35 times on the Go Bowling! PBA Tour. “After the first game I just needed to tighten up my line to the pocket a little bit and more often than not I knocked them all down. I didn’t have to shoot at anything worse than a three-pin spare.”

Bohn, who notched his second top-qualifier honor in the last three tournaments, last won on the tour for players 50 and over in August of 2017 when he won the David Small’s Championship Lanes Classic. This season he has three top-five finishes with a best of second in the PBA50 Northern California Classic.

“I don’t mind telling you I’m tired of making shows and not winning,” said the 56-year-old left-hander. “There’s something to be learned from every tournament so hopefully I can put all that experience to use and win this one.”

As a result of finishing in the top eight, Bohn earned a bye into Friday’s second match play round. The other seven players earning a bye were: Joel Carlson, Omaha, Nebraska, 3,730; Brian Menini, Brookfield, Missouri., 3,700; Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Illinois, 3,686; Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Michigan., 3,682, followed by three Hall of Famers – Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 3,671; 2019 David Small’s Championship Lanes Classic winner Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3,667, and Brian Voss, Centennial, Colorado, 3,644.

If PBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Oxford, Florida is going to win his fourth tournament of the season and 15th of his career to take sole possession of the all-time PBA50 Tour titles lead, he’ll have to advance through Friday’s cashers round to earn a spot in the first match play round which is something he’s done in two of his wins that came early in the season.

Williams narrowly advanced to the cashers round finishing tied for 31st with 2017 PBA50 Player of the Year Brian LeClair, of Albany, New York. LeClair, who also advanced to the cashers round will be trying for his third win of the season.

Friday’s competition begins with the cashers round at 8:30 a.m. ET with match play rounds at noon and 3 p.m. After match play is completed the top five players will advance to the stepladder finals at 7 p.m. ET.

Final day coverage of the JAX 60 Classic will be streamed live by PBA’s online bowling channel FloBowling beginning at 8:30 a.m. For subscription and schedule information visit www.flobowling.com.

PBA50 DAVID SMALL’S JAX 60 CLASSIC

Presented by Track

JAX 60 Lanes, Jackson, Mich., Thursday

SECOND ROUND RESULTS (after 16 games. Top 16 advance to match play. Positions 17-36 plus eight PBA60 players advance to cashers round to determine eight additional match play spots)

1, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,803.
2, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 3,730.
3, Brian Menini, Brookfield, Mo., 3,700.
4, Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., 3,686.
5, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3,682.
6, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 3,671.
7, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3,667.
8, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 3,644.
9, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 3,620.
10, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 3,604.
11, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 3,600.
12, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3,589.
13, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 3,587.
14, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,581.
15, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 3,578.
16, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 3,575.
17, Steve Hoskins, New Port Richey, Fla., 3,574.
18, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 3,568.
19, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 3,551.
20, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,546.
21, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3,543.
22, Scott Greiner, Sunrise Beach, Mo., 3,537.
23, Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 3,525.
24, Gary Faulkner, Norfolk, Va., 3,523.
25, Jeff Johnson, Freeport, Ill., 3,520.
26, Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 3,518.
27, Ricky Schissler, Brighton, Colo., 3,513.
28, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 3,505.
29, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 3,502.
30, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,500.
31, (tie) Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., and Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 3,496.
33, Warren Eales, Chandler, Ariz., 3,479.
34, n-Michael Snow, Canada, 3,467.
35, Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 3,465.
36, Keith Lesko, Prosper, Texas, 3,464.
37, ss-Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 3,455.
38, (tie) ss-Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., and Mike Keough, Stockton, Calif., 3,452.
40, ss-Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 3,444.
41, n-Joe Ciach, Mississauga, Ont., Canada, 3,435.
42, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 3,418.
43, Greg Wilson, Warrenton, Va., 3,409.
44, ss-Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 3,405.
45, John Marsala, St. Louis, Mo., 3,402.
46, ss-Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3,393.
47, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,392.
48, Larry Verble, Mason, Mich., 3,382, $100.
49, ss-Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., 3,353.
50, (tie) Rick Woloszyn, Griffith, Ind., and Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 3,352.
52, Carl West, San Jose, Calif., 3,335.
53, ss-Chuck Richardson, The Villages, Fla., 3,334.
54, ss-Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 3,330.
55, (tie) James Storts, Westfield, Ind., and Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,317.
57, n-Lyle Kuhlmann, Woodruff, Wis., 3,310.
58, Michael Healy, Yonkers, N.Y., 3,307.
59, Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 3,290.
59, Danny Clark, New Palestine, Ind., 3,290.
61, Michael Duran, Banning, Calif., 3,288.
62, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 3,281.
63, Jay Davis Jr., Silver Spring, Md., 3,279.
64, Rick Francis, Linden, Calif., 3,278.
65, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 3,275.
66, Gene Bruihl, Petaluma, Calif., 3,274.
67, Tracy Teeters, Eugene, Ore., 3,271.
68, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 3,270.
69, Dick Gran, Hartville, Ohio, 3,267.
70, Steve Easterday, Strasburg, Ohio, 3,263.
71, Bill Hewlett, Las Vegas, 3,261.
72, Jim Pitts, Elmira, N.Y., 3,260.
73, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 3,254.
74, (tie) Jon DeLaney, McKinney, Texas, and Michael Tweed Sr., Camp Hill, Pa., 3,252.
76, Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., 3,242.
77, Dave Han, Birmingham, Ala., 3,230.
78, n-George Phillips, Centreville, Mich., 3,228.
78, Gregory McCreadie, Midland, Mich., 3,228.
80, Rick Minier, Houston, 3,225.
81, Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 3,207.
82, n-Larry Salvati, Canada, 3,206.
82, Greg Scheetz, Scottsdale, Ariz., 3,206.
84, James Campbell, Clearwater, Fla., 3,195.
85, John DiSantis, Wilmington, Del., 3,187.
86, Bill Vannoy, Lexington, S.C., 3,186.
87, Michael Craig, Westerville, Ohio, 3,184.
88, Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 3,171.
89, Gary Schluchter, Femont, Ohio, 3,155.
90, ss-Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 3,143.
91, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 3,136.
91, Lee Rautenberg, Boynton Beach, Fla., 3,136.
93, Carlos Denot, Mexico, 3,134.
94, Mark Abraham, Lansing, Mich., 3,132.
95, William Keenan Jr., Orlando, Fla., 3,123.
96, Rick Zakrajsek, Lorain, Ohio, 3,113.
97, Gary Reh, Fort Mohave, Ariz., 3,112.
98, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 3,110.
99, Doug Henry, Columbus, Ind., 3,099.
100, Jim Dilyard, Burbank, Ohio, 3,093.
101, Mike Moore, Marietta, Ohio, 3,090.
102, Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich., 3,088.
103, n-Douglas David, Mccomb, Mich., 3,044.
104, Lucien Casagrande, Canada, 3,016.
105, Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 2,867.
106, James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn., 2,859.
107, Glen Nakagawa, Highland Village, Texas, 2,830.
108, n-Mark Rose, Jackson, Mich., 2,799.
109, Scott Merritt, Iowa City, Iowa, 1,484.
110, John Chapman, Canada, 1,452.

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ss-PBA60 player ages 60 and over advancing to cashers round

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Minor Adjustments Help Steve Jaros Take PBA50 David Small’s JAX 60 Classic Lead After First Round

JACKSON, Mich. – Steve Jaros, a seven-time Go Bowling! PBA Tour titlist trying for his first PBA50 Tour win, bowled a 1,915 pinfall total for eight games to take the first-round lead Wednesday in the PBA50 David Small’s JAX 60 Classic presented by Track.

Bowling in his first PBA50 Tour event of the season, the 53-year-old Jaros bowled games of 226, 237, 224, 268, 257, 204, 243 and 256 at JAX 60 Lanes to hold a 31-pin lead over PBA Hall of Famer Mark Williams in second with 1,884.

“I want to bowl more but haven’t had time because of my work commitments,” said Jaros, who is only able to bowl an occasional PBA50 Tour event. “I’m fortunate that I’m able to make the most of the tournaments I do bowl for the most part and getting off to a good start is always encouraging.

“Today was one of those rounds where I could play the same part of the lane, keep the ball in play and didn’t have to make any drastic changes,” Jaros added. “The transition caught me off guard in the 204 game, but I was able to grind it out and didn’t have any opens.”

Jaros, of Yorkville, Illinois, had a career best PBA50 Tour finish of fourth in the 2018 PBA50 David Small’s Championship Lanes Classic.

The field returns for another eight-game qualifying round Thursday which begins at 11 a.m. ET. After a cashers round Friday morning at 8:30 a.m., match play rounds are scheduled for noon and 3 p.m. which will determine the top five players for the stepladder finals at 7 p.m.

Rounding out the top five were Keith Lesko, Prosper, Texas, 1,881; 2019 PBA50 Hamilton Lanes Open winner Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 1,875, and three-time PBA50 Tour winner Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 1,873.

PBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr., who recently locked up PBA50 Player of the Year honors and is trying for a record 15th career PBA50 Tour title, finished the first round in 15th with 1,804.

FloBowling is providing live start-to-finish coverage of the final PBA50 Tour event of the season. Subscription and schedule information is available by visiting www.flobowling.com.

PBA50 DAVID SMALL’S JAX 60 CLASSIC

Presented by Track

JAX 60 Lanes, Jackson, Mich., Wednesday

FIRST ROUND (after eight games)

1, Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., 1,915.
2, ss-Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 1,884.
3, Keith Lesko, Prosper, Texas, 1,881.
4, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 1,875.
5, ss-Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 1,873.
6, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 1,870.
7, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 1,863.
8, ss-Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 1,854.
9, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 1,840.
10, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 1,838.
11, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,827.
12, Ricky Schissler, Brighton, Colo., 1,824.
13, Steve Hoskins, New Port Richey, Fla., 1,814.
14, ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 1,811.
15, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 1,804.
16, Gary Faulkner, Norfolk, Va., 1,801.
17, (tie) Jeff Johnson, Freeport, Ill., and Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 1,795.
19, ss-Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 1,785.
20, Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 1,784.
21, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 1,775.
22, ss-Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 1,760.
23, Brian Menini, Brookfield, Mo., 1,752.
24, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 1,737.
25, ss-Dick Gran, Hartville, Ohio, 1,736.
26, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 1,735.
27, Scott Greiner, Sunrise Beach, Mo., 1,731.
28, ss-Jim Pitts, Elmira, N.Y., 1,728.
29, Mike Keough, Stockton, Calif., 1,726.
30, Larry Verble, Mason, Mich., 1,725.
31, ss-Chuck Richardson, The Villages, Fla., 1,723.
32, ss-Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,722.
33, ss-Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,717.
34, ss-Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 1,712.
35, ss-Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 1,711.
36, (tie) ss-Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, and ss-Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,706.
38, Greg Wilson, Warrenton, Va., 1,705.
39, Dave Han, Birmingham, Ala., 1,704.
40, ss-Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,702.
41, (tie) ss-Michael Tweed Sr., Camp Hill, Pa., and ss-Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., 1,700.
43, ss-Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 1,699.
44, n-Michael Snow, Canada, 1,698.
45, Danny Clark, New Palestine, Ind., 1,696.
46, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1,695.
47, ss-Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,692.
48, (tie) Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., and n-Joe Ciach, Mississauga, Ont., Canada, 1,691.
50, ss-Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 1,690.
51, (tie)Jon DeLaney, McKinney, Texas, and Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 1,683.
53, n-Lyle Kuhlmann, Woodruff, Wis., 1,676.
54, ss-Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 1,675.
55, (tie) ss-Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., and ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,673.
57, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,670.
58, ss-Bill Hewlett, Las Vegas, 1,667.
59, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 1,665.
60, Rick Zakrajsek, Lorain, Ohio, 1,659.
61, Bill Vannoy, Lexington, S.C., 1,655.
62, Tracy Teeters, Eugene, Ore., 1,653.
63, (tie) Carl West, San Jose, Calif., and Michael Duran, Banning, Calif., 1,652.
65, Gregory McCreadie, Midland, Mich., 1,646.
66, Mark Abraham, Lansing, Mich., 1,642.
67, ss-Lee Rautenberg, Boynton Beach, Fla., 1,639.
68, Michael Healy, Yonkers, N.Y., 1,638.
69, ss-James Storts, Westfield, Ind., 1,634.
70, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 1,622.
71, (tie) ss-Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., and Warren Eales, Chandler, Ariz., 1,621.
73, Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 1,620.
74, ss-Rick Minier, Houston, 1,612.
75, ss-Greg Scheetz, Scottsdale, Ariz., 1,610.
76, (tie) Rick Francis, Linden, Calif., and Rick Woloszyn, Griffith, Ind., 1,609.
78, Gene Bruihl, Petaluma, Calif., 1,607.
79, ss-Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 1,603.
80, ss-Gary Reh, Fort Mohave, Ariz., 1,596.
81, ss-Mike Moore, Marietta, Ohio, 1,595.
82, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,592.
83, (tie) ss-William Keenan Jr., Orlando, Fla., and ss-William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 1,591.
85, ss-Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 1,587.
86, Jay Davis Jr., Silver Spring, Md., 1,586.
87, Gary Schluchter, Femont, Ohio, 1,585.
88, John Marsala, St. Louis, Mo., 1,584.
89, ss-John DiSantis, Wilmington, Del., 1,582.
90, ss-Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 1,581.
91, ss-Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,578.
92, n,ss-George Phillips, Centreville, Mich., 1,577.
93, ss-Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 1,573.
94, ss-Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 1,562.
95, Steve Easterday, Strasburg, Ohio, 1,558.
96, Michael Craig, Westerville, Ohio, 1,540.
97, n,ss-Douglas David, McComb, Mich., 1,537.
98, n-Larry Salvati, Canada, 1,528.
99, ss-Jim Dilyard, Burbank, Ohio, 1,519.
100, James Campbell, Clearwater, Fla., 1,507.
101, ss-Glen Nakagawa, Highland Village, Texas, 1,487.
102, Scott Merritt, Iowa City, Iowa, 1,484.
103, Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich., 1,474.
104, ss-Lucien Casagrande, Canada, 1,463.
105, Doug Henry, Columbus, Ind., 1,453.
106, ss-John Chapman, Canada, 1,452.
107, ss-Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,433.
108, ss-James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn., 1,408.
109, Carlos Denot, Mexico, 1,388.
110, n-Mark Rose, Jackson, Mich., 1,332.

ss – PBA60 players ages 60 and over

n – non-member

Eugene McCune Wins PBA50 Spectrum Lanes Open; Walter Ray Williams Jr. Earns PBA50 Player of the Year

WYOMING, Mich. – Three-time Go Bowling! PBA Tour winner Eugene McCune of Munster, Indiana, beat Lennie Boresch Jr. of Kenosha, Wisconsin, 230-178, in the title match Sunday to win the PBA50 Spectrum Lanes Open presented by DV8 for his first PBA50 Tour title as a professional.

A third-place finish by PBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Ocala, Florida, was enough for Williams to clinch his third Player of the Year honor on the tour for players 50 and over.

“I don’t think I’ve ever bowled so bad in my life and won,” McCune said. “I didn’t have a lot of problems with the right lane but no matter where or how I threw it on the left lane I couldn’t find a shot. I was fortunate to get some breaks and was able to take advantage of them.”

In the semifinal match against Williams, McCune recovered from a gutter ball and open in the seventh frame by throwing strikes in the ninth frame and all three in the 10th to beat Williams 215-201 after Williams opened the door by missing a 3-10 split in the 10th. One of McCune’s breaks was a crossover strike in the 10th frame.

In the title match, Boresch, who was trying for his first win of the season and the fifth of his career, got off to an early lead but opened in the sixth and eighth frames after leaving splits while McCune was able to string together five strikes in the middle of the match using his trademark hard-throwing delivery from the corner to clinch the win.

“I was using a 15-pound ball earlier in the tournament but I wasn’t able to carry with it,” the 51-year-old McCune said. “I went to a 16-pound ball in the second round which enabled me to throw a straighter line to the pocket. It’s more work to throw 16, and I didn’t throw it the best tonight, but it was the right choice to deal with the changing lane conditions.”

Walter RayWith three consecutive PBA50 Tour wins to start the season and no finishes worse than ninth, Williams has put together a dominant season. He will have one more opportunity to win his 15th career PBA50 Tour title to take sole possession of the all-time titles lead on the PBA50 Tour when he competes in the PBA50 Jax60 Classic presented by Track July 30-Aug. 2 in Jackson, Mich., which will conclude the PBA50 season.

“Overall I’ve been very happy with the way I bowled this season,” said Williams, who holds the all-time titles lead on the Go Bowling! PBA Tour with 47 wins. “I don’t think I was always the best bowler in the field every week but you can’t argue with three wins and a lot of other good finishes. Hopefully I can get that 15th win in Jackson.”

In the opening stepladder match, last week’s PBA50 David Small’s Championship Lanes Classic winner, Ron Mohr beat Brian LeClair of Albany, N.Y., a two-time winner this season, 268-213. Williams, who was seeded third for the finals, started the second stepladder match with eight strikes to beat Mohr 266-237 to advance to the semifinal match against McCune.

Mohr beat Williams in last week’s David Small’s Championship Lanes Classic title match 279-215 for his first win of the season and 11th of his career.

Two PBA60 events – for players 60 and over – will conclude the “senior” season. The PBA60 Jax 60 National Championship in memory of Mel Wolfe will be conducted Aug. 3-5 and the PBA60 Dick Weber Championship presented by the DeHayes Insurance Group and 900 Global in Fort Wayne is scheduled for Aug. 7-9.

Fans can follow all the action via PBA’s online streaming partner FloBowling. For subscription and schedule information visit www.flobowling.com.

PBA50 SPECTRUM LANES OPEN

presented by DV8
Spectrum Lanes, Wyoming, Mich., Sunday

Final Standings:

1, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., $7,500.

2, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., $4,000.

3, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., $2,500.

4, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, $2,000.

5, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., $1,750.

Stepladder Results:

Match One – Mohr def. LeClair, 268-213.

Match Two – Williams def. Mohr., 266-237.

Semifinal Match – McCune def. Williams, 215-201.

Championship Match – McCune def. Boresch, 230-178.

Modified Match Play Round 2 (after six games, including match play bonus pins. Top five advance to stepladder finals)

1, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 9-3, 6,767.
1, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 10-2- 6,767.
3, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 8-4, 6,738.
4, ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 8-4, 6,727.
5, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 7-5, 6,614.
6, Warren Eales, Chandler, Ariz., 6-5-1, 6,588, $1,600.
7, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 7-5, 6,563, $1,500.
8, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 7-5, 6,535, $1,425.
9, Larry Verble, Mason, Mich., 8-4, 6,452, $1,375.
10, Jeff Zaffino, Warren, Pa., 6-6, 6,442, $1,350.
11, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 7-5, 6,407, $1,325.
12, Michael Healy, Yonkers, N.Y., 7-3-2, 6,320, $1,300.
13, ss-Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 8-3-1, 6,286, $1,270.
13, Paul Fleming, Ft. Worth, Texas, 6-6, 6,286, $1,270.
15, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 7-5, 6,267, $1,240.
16, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 8-4, 6,265, $1,220.
17, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 5-7, 6,197, $1,200.
18, Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 5-7, 6,186, $1,190.
19, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 8-4, 6,148, $1,180.
20, ss-Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 3-9, 6,107, $1,170.
21, ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 5-7, 6,101, $1,160.
22, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 5-7, 6,072, $1,150.
23, ss-Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 5-7, 6,051, $1,145.
24, Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 3-9, 6,040, $1,140.
25, Ricky Schissler, Brighton, Colo., 3-8-1, 6,027, $1,135.
26, Brian Menini, Brookfield, Mo., 4-7-1, 6,009, $1,130.
27, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 3-9, 5,980, $1,125.
28, ss-James Storts, Westfield, Ind., 5-3, 5,938, $1,120.
29, ss-Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 5-7, 5,927, $1,115.
30, Dave Han, Birmingham, Ala., 4-8, 5,876, $1,110.
31, ss-Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 4-8, 5,847, $1,105.
32, Kevin Anderson, Mt. Juliet, Tenn., 2-10, 5,654, $1,100.
33, ss-Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1-3, 4,285, $1,000.

Modified Match Play Round 1 (after six games, including match play bonus pins. All players advance to Round 2)

1, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 4-2, 5,258.
2, ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 5-1, 5,236.
3, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 5-1, 5,235.
4, Warren Eales, Chandler, Ariz., 4-1-1, 5,233.
5, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 5-1, 5,191.
6, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 4-2, 5,116.
7, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 4-2, 5,082.
8, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 4-2, 5,079.
9, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 4-2, 5,078.
10, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 4-2, 5,062.
11, Larry Verble, Mason, Mich., 5-1, 4,956.
12, Jeff Zaffino, Warren, Pa., 2-4, 4,947.
13, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 4-2, 4,934.
14, Paul Fleming, Ft. Worth, Texas, 4-2, 4,887.
15, Michael Healy, Yonkers, N.Y., 5-1, 4,863.
16, ss-Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 4-2, 4,836.
17, ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3-3, 4,834.
18, Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 2-4, 4,785.
19, ss-Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 2-4, 4,772.
20, (tie) Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 2-4, and ss-Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 2-4, 4,733.
22, Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 1-5, 4,703.
23, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 2-4, 4,691.
24, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 1-5, 4,670.
25, Ricky Schissler, Brighton, Colo., 1-5, 4,655.
26, ss-Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3-3, 4,654.
27, Brian Menini, Brookfield, Mo., 1-4-1, 4,642.
28, Dave Han, Birmingham, Ala., 2-4, 4,631.
29, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 2-4, 4,576.
30, ss-James Storts, Westfield, Ind., 1-1, 4,573.
31, ss-Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1-5, 4,567.
32, Kevin Anderson, Mt. Juliet, Tenn., 1-5, 4,540.

ss-PBA60 player ages 60 and over.

Consistent Second Round Enables LeClair to Top Qualifying for PBA50 Spectrum Lanes Open

WYOMING, Mich. – With recent back-to-back wins in the PBA50 River City Extreme and South Shore Opens, Brian LeClair continues his late-season surge after averaging 238 to take top qualifier honors for the PBA50 Spectrum Lanes Open presented by DV8 Saturday.

LeClair, who finished tied for fourth after the first round with an 1,843 pinfall total for eight games, bowled 1,964 in the second round Saturday to finish with a 3,807 16-game overall pinfall to lead 32 players into match play. He bowled games of 278, 257, 235, 227, 263, 222, 224 and 258 in the second round.

“I think the key so far is that I’m able to play my “A” game here,” said the 2017 PBA50 Player of the Year who finished 22nd in last week’s PBA50 David Small’s Championship Lanes Classic. “Last week it was kind of frustrating because I couldn’t get the ball to do what I wanted and I didn’t have the ability to fix the problem. This week I’m able to stand left and throw the ball out to the right and it comes back strong which is where I’m most effective.”

Walter Ray Williams Jr. closed his second round with a 268 game to finish qualifying in second with a 3,751 pinfall for 16 games.

With three consecutive PBA50 Tour wins to start the season and no finishes worse than ninth including a runner-up finish in last week’s PBA50 David Small’s Championship Lanes Classic, the PBA Hall of Famer has put together a dominant season. His work isn’t done however, as he still needs to finish 15th to clinch his third PBA50 Player of the Year honor. Williams also will be trying for a PBA50 Tour record 15th career win.

Sunday’s six-game match play rounds are scheduled for 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET after which the top five players will be determined for the stepladder finals at 7 p.m.

Trying for his second consecutive win of the season, PBA Hall of Famer and David Small’s Championship Lanes Classic winner Ron Mohr was able to continue his momentum finishing qualifying in third with 3,688.

Rounding out the top five were Bo Goergen of Sanford, Michigan with 3,664, and Warren Eales of Chandler, Arizona with 3,653.

Spectrum Lanes Open final-day coverage will be streamed live by PBA’s online bowling channel FloBowling.For subscription and schedule information visit www.flobowling.com.

PBA50 SPECTRUM LANES OPEN

Presented by DV8

Spectrum Lanes, Wyoming, Mich., Saturday

SECOND ROUND RESULTS (after 16 games. Top 32 advance to Sunday’s match play.)

1, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 3,807.
2, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 3,751.
3, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3,668.
4, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 3,664.
5, Warren Eales, Chandler, Ariz., 3,653.
6, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 3,646.
7, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,643.
8, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3,628.
9, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 3,592.
10, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 3,575.
11, Jeff Zaffino, Warren, Pa., 3,563.
12, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 3,519.
13, Larry Verble, Mason, Mich., 3,503.
14, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,500.
15, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 3,493.
16, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 3,492.
17, Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 3,489.
18, Paul Fleming, Ft. Worth, Texas, 3,484.
19, Ricky Schissler, Brighton, Colo., 3,476.
20, Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 3,470.
21, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 3,437.
22, Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 3,420.
23, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 3,416.
24, Michael Healy, Yonkers, N.Y., 3,404.
25, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,398.
26, Brian Menini, Brookfield, Mo., 3,397.
27, Dave Han, Birmingham, Ala., 3,392.
28, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 3,387.
29, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3,385.
30, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,380.
31, Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 3,378.
32, Kevin Anderson, Mt. Juliet, Tenn., 3,378.

Did not advance:
33, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 3,378, $1,000.
34, ss-James Storts, Westfield, Ind., 3,373, $1,000
35, Tracy Teeters, Eugene, Ore., 3,348.
36, Gary Faulkner, Norfolk, Va., 3,343.
37, Paul LeMond, Jasper, Ind., 3,336.
38, ss-Mike Mineman, St Louis, 3,329, $1,000.
39, Charlie Toney, Oak Hill, W.Va., 3,325.
40, ss-Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 3,321, $1,000.
41, ss-James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 3,318, $1,000.
42, Rick Graham, Lancaster, Pa., 3,315.
43, Steven DiMartino, Upper Saddle River, N.J., 3,310.
44, Michael Duran, Banning, Calif., 3,309.
45, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 3,306.
46, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 3,292, $1,000.
47, Carlos Denot, Mexico, 3,287.
48, ss-Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 3,285, $1,000.
49, John Marsala, St. Louis, Mo., 3,283.
50, Steve Hoskins, New Port Richey, Fla., 3,280.
51, ss-Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 3,279, $1,000.
52, (tie) Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, and Don Breeden, Clive, Iowa, 3,274.
54, James Campbell, Clearwater, Fla., 3,272.
55, ss-Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 3,269, $1,000.
56, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,266.
57, Pete DiChiara, Ardsley, N.Y., 3,265.
58, Rick Zakrajsek, Lorain, Ohio, 3,259.
59, Bill Hewlett, Las Vegas, 3,254.
60, Jeff Johnson, Freeport, Ill., 3,242.
61, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3,230.
62, Tommy Martin, Millington, Tenn., 3,223.
63, Scott Greiner, Sunrise Beach, Mo., 3,220.
64, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 3,216.
65, Dick Gran, Hartville, Ohio, 3,208.
66, Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 3,190.
67, Michael Craig, Westerville, Ohio, 3,189.
68, Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 3,188.
69, Danny Clark, New Palestine, Ind., 3,182.
70, Chuck Richardson, The Villages, Fla., 3,175.
71, Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 3,167.
72, Greg Wilson, Warrenton, Va., 3,158.
73, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 3,147.
74, Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 3,110.
75, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 3,103.
76, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 3,102.
77, Greg Scheetz, Scottsdale, Ariz., 3,092.
78, Jay Davis Jr., Silver Spring, Md., 3,079.
79, Rick Francis, Linden, Calif., 3,041.
80, Glenn Smith, New York, 3,025.
81, Ronald Reitzel, Perrysburg, Ohio, 3,012.
82, Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., 3,004.
83, Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 2,978.
84, Doug Becker, Clermont, Fla., 2,975.
85, Randy Robertson, Evansville, Ind., 2,959.
86, (tie) Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., and Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 2,928.
88, Jon DeLaney, McKinney, Texas, 2,918.
89, Dennis Briggs, New Galilee, Pa., 2,913.
90, Chris Fedden, Albany, N.Y., 2,908.
91, Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 2,906.
92, Carl West, San Jose, Calif., 2,903.
93, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 2,816.
94, Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 2,770.
95, Mark Abraham, Lansing, Mich., 2,763.
96, Glen Nakagawa, Highland Village, Texas, 2,762.
97, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 2,748.
98, Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wisc., 2,296.
99, Gary Reh, Fort Mohave, Ariz., 1,407.
100, Bill Vannoy, Lexington, S.C., 1,375.

ss-PBA60 player ages 60 and over cashing for $1,000

Zaffino Regains Consistency After Erratic Start to Take PBA50 Spectrum Lanes Open Lead After First Round

WYOMING, Mich. (July 26, 2019) – After starting with games of 296 and 185, Jeff Zaffino of Warren, Pennsylvania managed to regain some consistency for the rest of his first round Friday to lead the PBA50 Spectrum Lanes Open presented by DV8.

The 59-year-old Zaffino, a two-time Go Bowling! PBA Tour runner-up, followed his erratic start with games of 233, 257, 212, 205, 226 and 245 to lead the first round with a 1,859 pinfall total good for a 232 average.

“Everything was great in the first game – I had the right ball, right speed and was playing the right part of the lane – but that all went away in the second game,” said Zaffino, whose best PBA50 Tour finish was fourth in the 2017 David Small’s Championship Lanes Classic. I just couldn’t adjust in the second game because I was getting a ball reaction I didn’t expect, but fortunately I was able to get back on track in the third game.

Zaffino holds a nine-pin lead over three-time PBA50 Tour titlist Bob Learn Jr. of Erie, Pennsylvania, who finished the first round in second with 1,850.

PBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr., who is looking to sew up this third PBA50 Player of the Year honor in the Spectrum Lanes Open, finished the first round in third with 1,847.

Williams, who finished second in the PBA50 David Small’s Championship Lanes Classic Tuesday, continues his quest for his fourth win of the season and a 15th career PBA50 Tour title that would give him sole possession of the titles record on the tour for players 50 and over. The seven-time PBA Player of the Year, is the all-time PBA Tour titles leader with 47 wins.

Rounding out the top five after the first round were Bo Goergen of Sanford, Michigan and 2017 PBA50 Player of the Year Brian LeClair of Albany, New York tied with 1,843. LeClair, a two-time winner this season, won the recent PBA50 River City Extreme and South Shore Opens back-to-back to bring his career PBA50 Tour titles count to five.

The field returns for another eight-game qualifying round Saturday which begins at 11 a.m. ET. Match play rounds are scheduled for 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Sunday which will determine the top five players for the stepladder finals at 7 p.m.

FloBowling is providing live start-to-finish coverage of the Spectrum Lanes Open. Subscription and schedule information is available by visiting www.flobowling.com.

PBA50 SPECTRUM LANES OPEN

Presented by DV8

Spectrum Lanes, Wyoming, Mich., Friday

FIRST ROUND RESULTS (after eight games)

1, Jeff Zaffino, Warren, Pa., 1,859.
2, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 1,850.
3, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 1,847.
4, (tie) Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., and Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 1,843.
6, ss-Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1,836.
7, Dave Han, Birmingham, Ala., 1,829.
8, ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 1,828.
9, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 1,815.
10, Kevin Anderson, Mt. Juliet, Tenn., 1,800.
11, Steve Hoskins, New Port Richey, Fla., 1,791.
12, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 1,774.
13, ss-Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 1,771.
14, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 1,768.
15, ss-Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 1,766.
16, ss-Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1,762.
17, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 1,758.
18, Paul Fleming, Ft. Worth, Texas, 1,751.
19, Brian Menini, Brookfield, Mo., 1,744.
20, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1,732.
21, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,730.
22, Larry Verble, Mason, Mich., 1,728.
23, ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,727.
24, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,718.
25, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 1,717.
26, John Marsala, St. Louis, Mo., 1,714.
27, ss-Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,712.
28, Warren Eales, Chandler, Ariz., 1,700.
29, ss-Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,699.
30, Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 1,698.
31, Paul LeMond, Jasper, Ind., 1,697.
32, Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 1,696.
33,(tie) Steven DiMartino, Upper Saddle River, N.J. and Carlos Denot, Mexico, 1,684.
35, Gary Faulkner, Norfolk, Va., 1,677.
36, (tie) ss-James Storts, Westfield, Ind., and ss-Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 1,671.
38, Tracy Teeters, Eugene, Ore., 1,668.
39, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 1,663.
40, Jeff Johnson, Freeport, Ill., 1,656.
41, (tie) Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., Rick Graham, Lancaster, Pa., and ss-Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 1,645.
44, Michael Duran, Banning, Calif., 1,642.
45, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 1,641.
46, ss-Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,638.
47, Michael Healy, Yonkers, N.Y., 1,636.
48, (tie) ss-Pete DiChiara, Ardsley, N.Y., and ss-Dick Gran, Hartville, Ohio, 1,634.
50, ss-Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 1,633.
51, Don Breeden, Clive, Iowa, 1,632.
52, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 1,631.
53, ss-Mike Mineman, St Louis, 1,628.
54, Scott Greiner, Sunrise Beach, Mo., 1,622.
55, ss-Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 1,621.
56, ss-Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 1,617.
57, ss-Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,614.
58, ss-William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 1,613.
59, ss-Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 1,612.
60, (tie) ss-James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., and Ricky Schissler, Brighton, Colo., 1,609.
62, Rick Zakrajsek, Lorain, Ohio, 1,608.
63, ss-Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 1,604.
64, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 1,601.
65, Charlie Toney, Oak Hill, W.Va., 1,600.
66, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 1,598.
67, ss-Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,593.
68, Rick Francis, Linden, Calif., 1,590.
69, ss-Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 1,588.
70, ss-Chuck Richardson, The Villages, Fla., 1,577.
71, James Campbell, Clearwater, Fla., 1,570.
72, Michael Craig, Westerville, Ohio, 1,546.
73, Glenn Smith, New York, 1,537.
74, Jay Davis Jr., Silver Spring, Md., 1,535.
75, ss-Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., 1,528.
76, ss-Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wis., 1,526.
77, Dennis Briggs, New Galilee, Pa., 1,520.
78, ss-Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 1,519.
79, ss-Bill Hewlett, Las Vegas, 1,518.
80, Greg Wilson, Warrenton, Va., 1,509.
81, Randy Robertson, Evansville, Ind., 1,502.
82, ss-Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 1,496.
83, Tommy Martin, Millington, Tenn., 1,494.
84, Doug Becker, Clermont, Fla., 1,483.
85, ss-Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 1,475.
86, ss-Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 1,458.
87, ss-Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 1,453.
88, Jon DeLaney, McKinney, Texas, 1,445.
89, ss-Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 1,442.
90, Danny Clark, New Palestine, Ind., 1,441.
91, ss-Chris Fedden, Albany, N.Y., 1,436.
92, ss-Ronald Reitzel, Perrysburg, Ohio, 1,430.
93, ss-Glen Nakagawa, Highland Village, Texas, 1,423.
94, ss-Gary Reh, Fort Mohave, Ariz., 1,407.
95, ss-Gregory Scheetz, Scottsdale, Ariz., 1,400.
96, Carl West, San Jose, Calif., 1,393.
97, ss-John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,386.
98, ss-Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,368.
99, Mark Abraham, Lansing, Mich., 1,335.
100, Bill Vannoy, Lexington, S.C., 1,375.

300 games – Bob Learn Jr.

ss – PBA60 players ages 60 and over

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