The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) is the major sanctioning body for the sport of professional ten-pin bowling in the United States. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, the PBA membership consists of almost 4,300 members worldwide. Members include “pro shop” owners and workers, teaching professionals and bowlers who compete in the various events put on by the Association.

PBA50 Tour – Formerly “PBA Senior Tour.” Set up like the PBA Tour, but allowing PBA members 50 years and older to compete in their own events. List of PBA50 players – PBA50. Official web site: PBA50.

Season Points: 2018 Go Bowling! PBA50 Tour.

TOP 25
Points – Last Updated 8/12/2018 at 10:00 PM

Name Events Points
1. Michael Haugen Jr. 12 30,123
/+3/2. Brian Kretzer 12 23,915
3. ss-Ron Mohr 12 22,190
4. Walter Ray Williams Jr. 11 20,194
/-3/5. Norm Duke 8 20,014
/+2/6. Parker Bohn III 9 18,313
/-1/7. Lennie Boresch Jr 10 17,388
/+2/8. Amleto Monacelli 10 16,699
/-2/9. Ryan Shafer 11 16,685
/-1/10. Bob Learn Jr 12 14,886
11. Pete Weber 8 12,182
12. ss-Harry Sullins 10 11,617
13. Brian Voss 7 11,161
14. Bryan Goebel 10 10,477
15. s-Chris Warren 3 9,302
/+1/16. Eddie Graham 10 8,312
/-1/17. Mika Koivuniemi 2 8,163
/+3/18. ss-Mark Williams 5 8,126
/-1/19. ss-Sammy Ventura 12 7,885
20. Rolando Sebelen 5 7,765
/-2/21. Mark Sullivan 8 7,616
/+2/22. Doug Kent 6 7,419
23. Keith Lesko 9 6,965
24. Brian LeClair 8 6,912
/-3/25. John Marsala 5 6,584

All results: PBA50 2018 Go Bowling Tour

Professional Bowlers Association 50 Tour 2018 schedule and champions.

2018 PBA50 Tour titles
2 – Michael Haugen Jr. /leader by points/ photo →
1 – Warren Eales
Brian Kretzer
John Marsala
Norm Duke
Eugene McCune
Lennie Boresch Jr.
Brian Voss
Ron Mohr
Chris Warren
Mika Koivuniemi
2018 PBA60 titles
1 – Mike Dias
Ron Mohr


2018 PBA50 Tour Schedule

2018 PBA50 Tour #1
PBA50 Lucas Magazine Classic
Lane Glo Bowl in New Port Richey, Fla., United States (April 21-23, 2018)
Champion: Warren Eales of Chandler, Ariz.

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Non-Member Warren Eales Out Strikes Walter Ray Williams Jr. in Title Match to Win PBA50 Lucas Magazine Classic

by jschneider  |  Monday, April 23, 8:15 PM

Non-Member Warren Eales Out Strikes Walter Ray Williams Jr. in Title Match to Win PBA50 Lucas Magazine Classic

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. – Warren Eales of Chandler, Ariz., bowling as a non-member, fired the last eight strikes in the championship match Monday against Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Oxford, Fla., to win the PBA50 Lucas Magazine Classic at Lane Glo Bowl.

Eales, who is the Port Director for the United States Customs Service in Las Vegas, beat Williams 258-247 to become the first non-member to win a PBA50 Tour event since Nick Morgan of Sacramento, Calif., won the Senior Northern California Classic in 2008.

“Who knew this was going to happen,” said the 58-year-old Eales, who was the top qualifier for the stepladder finals of the first PBA50 tournament of the season. “To strike out in the 10th frame to beat Walter Ray, how could you script it any better? It’s a once-in-a-lifetime bowling experience.”

Williams, who was trying for his 12th PBA50 Tour title, finished the match with his 247 game forcing Eales to throw the first two strikes in the 10th frame for the win but Eales left little doubt about the outcome when he threw three pocket strikes.

“I have a pre-shot routine and I executed it exactly the way I wanted,” Eales said. “I just had to concentrate on keeping my hand underneath the ball, throw a soft shot and let it roll. The first shot in the 10th went exactly according to plan and then I just thought to myself I just need to do it one more time.”

Eales, who was a PBA member for two years in the mid-1980s, owns four USBC Open Championships top 10 finishes. He’s had several top 10 finishes in PBA regional tournaments and once finished 18th in a PBA Tour tournament. He’s a member of the Arizona, Phoenix and Mesa bowling halls of fame and now bowls tournaments mainly on the state and local level.

Eales trip to Florida for the Lucas Magazine Classic was actually part of a vacation with his wife Yeong.

“Once a year my wife and I take a week’s vacation around a tournament in a different part of the country,” he said. “This year we picked this tournament because there was also a regional in Sarasota a couple days before. Needless to say, it will be a vacation I’ll never forget.”

In the semi-final match Williams, who qualified third for the finals, beat one-time PBA Tour winner Mike Mineman of St. Louis 248-201 to advance to the title match. Mineman, who qualified second and was making his first PBA50 Tour finals appearance, won the 2006 Bayer Classic PBA Tour event.

In the second stepladder match, Williams beat No. 5 qualifier 56-year-old insurance agent Joel Carlson of Omaha, Neb., 268-241, to advance to the semi-final match.

Carlson, who has a best PBA50 Tour finish of third, which came in the 2016 Sun Bowl In The Villages, took advantage of a missed 10-pin and a gutter ball on a double by PBA Hall of Famer and two-time PBA50 Player of the Year Ron Mohr of Las Vegas to win the opening stepladder match 207-197.

The PBA50 Tour moves to The Villages, Fla. for the PBA50 National Championship presented by Spanish Springs Lanes and Radical April 24-28 which is the first major of the season.

Fans can catch all the action on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame. For subscription and schedule information visit www.xtraframe.tv.

PBA50 LUCAS MAGAZINE CLASSIC

Lane Glo Bowl, New Port Richey, Fla., Monday

Final Standings: 

1, n-Warren Eales, Chandler, Ariz., $7,500. 

2, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., $4,000. 

3, Mike Mineman, St. Louis, Mo., $2,500. 

4, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., $2,000. 

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

Stepladder Results: 

Match One – Carlson def. Mohr, 207-197. 

Match Two – Williams def. Carlson, 268-241. 

Semifinal Match – Williams def. Mineman, 248 -201. 

Championship Match – Eales def. Williams, 258-247.

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

1, n-Warren Eales, Chandler, Ariz., 5-1, 1,602. 

2, Mike Mineman, St Louis, Mo, 3-2-1, 1,572. 

3, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 3-2-1, 1,562. 

4, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 5-1, 1,549. 

5, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 4-2, 1,518. 

6, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 3-3, 1,517, $1,500. 

7, Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 3-3, 1,508, $1,600. 

8, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 3-3, 1,475, $1,500. 

9, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3-3, 1,464, $1,350. 

10, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 4-2, 1,447, $1,450. 

11, Sammy Ventura, Norwich, N.Y., 2-4, 1,407, $1,350. 

12, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 2-4, 1,382, $1,450. 

13, George Litwin, Miami, 2-4, 1,364, $1,350. 

*14, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 3-3, 1,300, $1,300. 

15, Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 1-5-0, 1,264, $1,350. 

16, John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 1-5-0, 1,207, $1,350.

*LeClair withdrew after fourth match because of injury and was replaced by Amleto Monacelli.

Match Play Round 1 (After five games, including match play bonus pins) 

17, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3-2, 1,233, $1,300. 

18, James Hansen, Anchorage, Alaska, 3-2, 1,217, $1,250. 

19, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 2-3, 1,209, $1,350. 

20, Eddie Graham, Centerville, Ohio, 3-2, 1,208, $1,250. 

21, Don Breeden, Clive, Iowa, 3-2, 1,205, $1,250. 

22, Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C., 2-3, 1,195, $1,250. 

23, Sam Maccarone, Williamstown, N.J., 3-2, 1,182, $1,250. 

24, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 2-3, 1,175, $1,250. 

25, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 2-3, 1,167, $1,150. 

26, Bill Watson, Monroe, Ohio, 3-2, 1,132, $1,150. 

27, Ralph Brunt Jr., Jensen Beach, Fla., 1-4, 1,127, $1,250. 

28, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 2-3, 1,113, $1,150. 

29, Steve Bova, Massapequa, N.Y., 2-3, 1,063, $1,150. 

30, Danny Clark, New Palestine, Ind., 2-3, 1,062, $1,150. 

31, John Donovan, Melbourne, Fla., 2-3, 1,030, $1,150. 

32, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 0-5, 918, $1,150.

Other Cashers (after five-game cashers’ round) 

33, Doug Becker, Clermont, Fla., 1,091, $1,050. 

34, Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 1,090, $1,050. 

35, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 1,082, $1,050. 

36, Gary Faulkner, Norfolk, Va., 1,080, $1,050. 

37, James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 1,068, $1,050. 

38, Kimmo Lehtonen, Finland, 1,061, $1,050. 

39, Ray Valdovino, Sacramento, Calif., 1,059, $1,050. 

40, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 1,058, $1,050. 

41, Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 1,049, $1,000. 

42, Todd Haney, Boiling Springs, S.C., 1,043, $1,000. 

43, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 1,042, $1,000. 

44, Harry Alchin, Madeira Beach, Fla., 1,026, $1,000. 

45, Jeff Schrum, Cherryville, N.C., 1,025, $1,000. 

46, Jim Pitts, Elmira, N.Y., 1,004, $1,000. 

47, John DiSantis, Wilmington, Del., 998, $1,000. 

48, Keith Lesko, Prosper, Texas, 996, $1,000. 

49, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 968, $1,000. 

50, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 931, $1,000. 

51, Fred Ferreira, Kings Park, N.Y., 930, $1,000. 

52, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 873, $1,000.

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2018 PBA50 Tour #2
PBA50 National Championship (Major), presented by Spanish Springs Lanes and Radical
Spanish Springs Lanes in The Villages, Fla., United States (April 24-28, 2018)
Champion: Lennie Boresch Jr. of Kenosha, Wis.

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Lennie Boresch Jr. Wins PBA50 National Championship for First Major And Fourth Career PBA50 Tour Title

by jschneider  |  Saturday, April 28, 7:32 PM

Lennie Boresch Jr. Wins PBA50 National Championship for First Major And Fourth Career PBA50 Tour Title

THE VILLAGES, Fla. – Throwing two pressured-filled strikes in the 10th frame of the title match, Lennie Boresch Jr. of Kenosha, Wis., beat PBA Hall of Famer Norm Duke of Clermont, Fla., in the championship match to win the PBA50 National Championship presented by Spanish Springs Lanes and Radical Saturday for his first PBA50 Tour major and fourth career title.

Boresch, a United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer, defeated Duke 198-192 to also win his third title at Spanish Springs Lanes after winning the Sun Bowl In The Villages in 2017 and also in his 2012 rookie season.

“It’s something you dream about your whole life,” said the 56-year-old Boresch. “To win a major especially against a great player like Norm – it’s something special for sure. This is going to take a while to sink in.”

Lennie Boresch Jr. trophy shotBoth players struggled to find a shot in the title match but Boresch had an opportunity to win when Duke, the top qualifier for the finals who was trying for his fifth PBA50 Tour title, failed to strike on his first ball of the 10th frame. Boresch made a one board move to the right and increased his speed slightly for the first shot in the 10th frame on the right lane and it turned out to be the right adjustment.

“I was visualizing what I wanted to do but I can tell you I was a nervous wreck,” said Boresch. “Fortunately I was able to get the ball to the area of the lane I wanted and came through with two of the biggest shots of my life.

“Throughout my career I’ve been in a lot of pressure situations where I needed a strike or a double to win but this was at a whole different level,” he added.

Boresch, who qualified third for the finals, defeated PBA Hall of Famer and four-time PBA50 Tour titlist Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., in the second stepladder match 248-221 to advance to the semi-final match.

In the semi-final match, Boresch beat 2018 PBA Hall of Fame inductee and two-time PBA50 Player of the Year Ron Mohr of Las Vegas, 242-232, to advance to the title match against Duke. Mohr was trying for his 10th PBA50 Tour title.

In the opening stepladder match, Bohn beat No. 5 qualifier PBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Oxford, Fla., 257-221. Williams, who finished second in the season-opening PBA50 Lucas/Magazine Classic, was trying for his 12th PBA50 Tour title.

The next stop for the PBA50 Tour will be the PBA50 Mooresville Open presented by Columbia 300 April 29-May 2 at George Pappas’ Victory Lanes in Mooresville, N.C.

Fans can catch all the action on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame. Visit www.xtraframe.tv for subscription and schedule information.

PBA50 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Presented by Spanish Springs Lanes and Radical

Spanish Springs Lanes, The Villages, Fla., Saturday

Final Standings:

1, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., $10,000

2, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., $6,000

3, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, $4,500.

4, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., $3,500.

5, Walter Ray Williams Jr. Oxford, Fla., $3,000.

Stepladder Results:

Match One – Bohn def. Williams, 257-221.

Match Two – Boresch def. Bohn, 248-221.

Semi-final Match – Boresch def. Mohr, 242-232.

Championship Match – Boresch def. Duke, 198-192.

FIFTH ROUND (after 34 games. Includes match play record and pinfall total including bonus pins. Top five players advance to stepladder finals)

1, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 11-4-1, 8,313. 

2, ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 11-5, 8,158. 

3, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 12-4, 8,115. 

4, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 10-6, 8,021. 

5, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 11-5, 7,992. 

6, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 9-7, 7,990, $2,500. 

7, ss-Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 11-5, 7,929, $2,200. 

8, Rolando Sebelen, Santo Domingo, Dominica Republ, 8-8, 7,774, $1,900. 

9, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 7-9, 7,713, $1,800. 

10, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 9-7, 7,710, $1,750. 

11, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 7-9, 7,685, $1,700. 

12, Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 10-6, 7,609, $1,650. 

13, n-Dennis Rakauskas, Apopka, Fla., 8-8, 7,586, $1,625. 

14, Gary Faulkner, Norfolk, Va., 7-8-1, 7,560, $1,600. 

15, ss-Sam Maccarone, Williamstown, N.J., 7-9, 7,539, $1,575. 

16, George Gomez, Orlando , Fla., 4-12, 7,449, $1,550.

FOURTH ROUND (after 26 games. Top 16 players advance to second match play round)

1, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 6-1-1, 6,255. 

2, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 7-1, 6,055. 

3, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 5-3, 6,013. 

4, ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 5-3, 5,986. 

5, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 5-3, 5,979. 

6, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 6-2, 5,963. 

7, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 4-4, 5,944. 

8, Rolando Sebelen, Dominican Republic, 4-4, 5,900. 

9, Gary Faulkner, Norfolk, Va., 4-3-1, 5,821. 

10, ss-Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 4-4, 5,811. 

11, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 4-4, 5,803. 

12, Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 6-2, 5,778. 

13, n-Dennis Rakauskas, Apopka, Fla., 5-3, 5,768. 

14, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 5-3, 5,767. 

15, George Gomez, Orlando, Fla., 3-5, 5,758. 

16, ss-Sam Maccarone, Williamstown, N.J., 5-3, 5,742.

Did not advance 

17, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 4-4, 5,729, $1,450. 

18, Dave Sill, Titusville, Fla., 3-5, 5,717, $1,440. 

19, John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 2-6, 5,716, $1,430. 

20, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 5-3, 5,712, $1,420. 

21, Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 5-3, 5,710, $1,410. 

22, Joe Scarborough, Charlotte, N.C., 3-5, 5,660, $1,400. 

23, ss-Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 4-3-1, 5,597, $1,385. 

23, Eddie Graham, Kettering, Ohio, 2-5-1, 5,597, $1,385. 

25, Don Breeden, Clive, Iowa, 3-5, 5,575, $1,370. 

26, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 3-5, 5,563, $1,360. 

27, ss-Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 1-7, 5,526, $1,350. 

28, Doug Becker, Clermont, Fla., 4-4, 5,521, $1,340. 

29, ss-Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 2-6, 5,505, $1,330. 

30, Ricky Schissler, Brighton, Colo., 2-6, 5,459, $1,320. 

31, n-Rich Garner, Hudson, Fla., 2-6, 5,435, $1,310. 

32, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 3-5, 5,395, $1,300.

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ss-PBA 60 player ages 60 and over

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2018 PBA50 Tour #3
PBA50 Mooresville Ford Open presented by Columbia 300
George Pappas Victory Lanes in Mooresville, N.C., United States (April 29-May 2, 2018)
Champion: Brian Voss of Cornelius, N.C.

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Brian Voss Wins Second PBA50 Tour Title in North Carolina’s Mooresville Open

by bvint  |  Wednesday, May 02, 6:46 PM

Brian Voss Wins Second PBA50 Tour Title in North Carolina’s Mooresville Open

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Brian Voss, who recently moved into the North Carolina neighborhood, threw two strikes in the 10th frame on the same lane where he had left a 7-10 split only two frames earlier, to defeat Lennie Boresch Jr. of Kenosha, Wis., 226-223, in the title match of the PBA50 Tour’s Mooresville Open presented by Columbia 300 Tuesday at George Pappas’ Victory Lanes.

Voss(At left, Brian Voss with Victory Lanes general manager Paul Kreins)

Voss, who won his only previous PBA50 Tour title in the 2016 Dave Small’s Championship Lanes Classic in Anderson, Ind., survived a wild final round of match play to earn the top berth in the stepladder finals where he had the title match under control until his pocket 7-10 let Boresch back into the match. Voss’ clutch double in the 10th forced Boresch – the only non-PBA Hall of Famer among the five finalists – to also double for the win, but the Wisconsin pro shop operator left a 4 pin on his first shot.

“I love to bowl. I live to win,” Voss said. “My sons were with me tonight. It was fabulous.

“There are days I wonder why I’m still doing this,” he added, “but when you experience this, it keeps you coming back. I love to entertain, to show my emotions. I live just to feel the adrenalin, not only when you win, but the path along the way. It’s addictive, overcoming the fear. It’s a great feeling.”

Voss, who will turn 60 later in the summer, said he moved to nearby Cornelius, N.C., from Colorado about three months ago because he had an opportunity to teach bowling, “so why not? I love being around the bowling world. I love to teach, so I moved.”

Boresch, fresh off winning his fourth PBA50 Tour title in the PBA50 National Championship at Spanish Springs Lanes in The Villages, Fla., a week earlier, eliminated Norm Duke of Clermont, Fla., in the semifinal match, 232-222. Boresch, who also defeated Duke in the PBA50 National Championship title match, used a late string of four strikes to overcome a pocket 7-10 split of his own while Duke lost his strike pocket early in the game and dug a hole he couldn’t escape.

Duke started the stepladder finals with a 279-214 win over Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., with only a 10 pin in the fifth frame preventing a perfect game. In the second match, Duke took advantage of Pete Weber’s only mistake – leaving and failing to convert the 3-10 split in the 10th frame – to win a classic battle with the St. Ann, Mo., hall of famer, 257-245.

The PBA50 Tour’s next event is the PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open, presented by Brunswick, at Farmingdale Lanes in Farmingdale, N.Y., beginning with eight-game qualifying rounds Sunday and Monday at 6 p.m. ET. The tournament concludes Tuesday with a cashers’ round, two modified match play rounds and the stepladder finals at 7 p.m. Brian LeClair is defending champion.

Fans can catch all the action on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame. For subscription and schedule information visit www.xtraframe.tv.         

PBA50 MOORESVILLE OPEN  Presented by Columbia 300  George Pappas’ Victory Lanes, Mooresville, N.C., Tuesday

Final Standings: 

1, Brian Voss, Cornelius, N.C., $7,500. 

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

3, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., $2,500. 

4, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., $2,000. 

5, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., $1,700.

Stepladder Results: 

Match One – Duke def. Bohn, 279-214. 

Match Two – Duke def. Weber, 257-245. 

Semifinal Match – Boresch def. Duke, 232-222. 

Championship Match – Voss def. Boresch, 226-223.

Match Play Round 2 (after six games, including match play bonus pins; top five advanced to stepladder finals)

1, Voss, 5-1, 1,607. 

2, Boresch, 4-2, 1,574. 

3, Weber, 5-1, 1,560. 

4, Duke, 3-3, 1,511. 

5, Bohn, 4-2, 1,505. 

6, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3-3, 1,489, $1,500. 

7, Don Breeden, Clive, Iowa, 2-4, 1,474, $1,500. 

8, Scott Greiner, Sunrise Beach, Mo., 4-2, 1,470, $1,500. 

9, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 3-3, 1,409, $1,350. 

10, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 4-2, 1,393, $1,350. 

11, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 3-3, 1,387, $1,450. 

12, Sammy Ventura, Norwich, N.Y., 3-3, 1,366, $1,350. 

13, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 2-4, 1,353, $1,350. 

14, Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., 1-5, 1,313, $1,350. 

15, James Hansen, Anchorage, Alaska, 1-5, 1,293, $1,450. 

16, ss-Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 1-5, 1,199, $1,350.

Match Play Round 1 (After five games, including match play bonus pins) 

17, ss-Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3-2, 1,159, $1,200. 

18, ss-Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 1-3-1, 1,157, $1,200. 

19, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1-3-1, 1,152, $1,200. 

20, Ralph Brunt Jr., Jensen Beach, Fla., 3-2, 1,147, $1,300. 

21, Peter Knopp, Germany, 3-2, 1,145, $1,200. 

22 (tie), Eddie Graham, Kettering, Ohio, 2-3, and Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3-2, 1,116, $1,200. 

24, ss-n-Ken Konczos, Medina, Ohio, 3-2, 1,095, $1,200. 

25, ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 2-3, 1,094, $1,100. 

26, ss-Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1-4, 1,091, $1,100. 

27, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 2-3, 1,079, $1,100. 

28, Craig Auerbach, Sunrise, Fla., 3-2, 1,052, $1,100. 

29, Joe Scarborough, Charlotte, N.C., 1-4, 1,034, $1,200. 

30, Keith Lesko, Prosper, Texas, 1-4, 1,027, $1,100. 

31, ss-Jeff Schrum, Cherryville, N.C., 1-4, 1,006, $1,100. 

32, Tony Rodriguez Jr., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 0-5, 975, $1,100

Other Cashers (after five-game cashers’ round) 

33, ss-Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,080, $1,050. 

34, ss-David Kneas, Annapolis, Md., 1,075, $1,050. 

35, ss-Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 1,065, $1,050. 

36, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 1,063, $1,050. 

37 (tie), Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., and, ss-Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,056, $1,050.

39, ss-Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,050, $1,050. 

40 (tie), ss-Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., and Dave Han, Birmingham, Ala., 1,042, $1,000. 

42, ss-Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 1,038, $1,000. 

43, ss-Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 1,025, $1,000. 

44, ss-Jay Boyle, Garnet Valley, Pa., 1,019, $1,000. 

45, Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 1,013, $1,000. 

46, ss-Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 991, $1,000. 

47, ss-Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 967, $1,000.

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2018 PBA50 Tour #4
PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open, presented by Brunswick
Farmingdale Lanes in Farmingdale, N.Y., United States (May 5-8, 2018)
Champion: Michael Haugen Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz.

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Michael Haugen Jr. Makes Right Ball Choices to Win PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open

by jschneider  |  Tuesday, May 08, 6:56 PM

Michael Haugen Jr. Makes Right Ball Choices to Win PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – Using three different balls to attack the changing lane conditions in the stepladder finals, Michael Haugen Jr. of Phoenix, won the PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open presented by Brunswick Tuesday for his second career PBA50 Tour title.

Haugen, the 2017 PBA50 Rookie of the Year and winner of the 2017 Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open, defeated PBA Hall of Famer and stepladder finals top qualifier Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Oxford, Fla., 277-195, in the title match at Farmingdale Lanes to win his first PBA50 Tour title of the season.

“It’s pretty special anytime you can beat the most prolific winner in our sport because he doesn’t give them away,” said Haugen of his win over Williams. “To beat Walter Ray for the title in a tournament named after Johnny Petraglia, it doesn’t get much better than that.”

The 51-year-old Haugen used three different balls in the finals, often using a different ball on each lane in his three matches.

“I used three different balls and just rotated them in and out depending on what I felt I needed to get the reaction I wanted,” said Haugen, a five-time PBA Tour winner. “It’s all about knowing what’s in your (bowling) bag and choosing the right ball for the right situation.”

Haugen, the No. 3 qualifier for the finals, started each match he bowled with at least four strikes.

He beat No. 4 qualifier Marty Berke of Allentown, Pa., who was making his first finals appearance, 224-170, in the second match and then went on to beat three-time PBA50 Tour winner Bob Learn Jr. of Erie, Pa., in the semifinal match, 244-194, to advance to the championship match against Williams.

“Whenever you can get off to a good start with early strings it’s going to put the pressure on your opponent,” Haugen added. “Fortunately, I was able to make the right decisions and didn’t waste those good starts.”

For Williams, who was trying for his 12th PBA50 Tour title, it was his second runner-up finish of the season after finishing second in the PBA50 Lucas/Magazine Classic to open the season. He also finished fifth in the PBA50 National Championship.

In the first stepladder match, Berke, who turned 60 on Monday, defeated five-time PBA Tour winner Ryan Shafer of Horseheads, N.Y., 237-188, whose fifth-place finish was his first PBA50 Tour finals appearance.

The fourth tournament of the season was named after PBA legend and Vietnam War veteran Johnny Petraglia who is a 14-time PBA Tour and eight-time PBA50 Tour winner. The BVL fund provides recreational and therapeutic programs and services to military veterans.

The PBA50 Tour will take a three-week break before returning with the PBA50 Northern California Classic presented by MOTIV May 27-30 at Harvest Park Bowl in Brentwood, Calif.

Fans can catch all the PBA50 Tour action on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame. For subscription and schedule information visit www.xtraframe.tv.         

PBA50 JOHNNY PETRAGLIA BVL OPEN

Presented by Brunswick

Farmingdale Lanes, Farmingdale, N.Y., Tuesday

Final Standings:

1, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, $7,500.

2, Walter Ray Williams, Jr., Oxford, Fla., $4,000.

3, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., $2,500.

4, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., $2,000.

5, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., $1,750.

Stepladder Results:

Match One – Berke def. Shafer, 237-188.

Match Two – Haugen def. Berke, 224-170.

Semifinal Match – Haugen def. Learn, 244-194.

Championship Match – Haugen def. Williams, 277-195.

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

1, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 5-1, 1,595. 

2, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 4-2, 1,585. 

3, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 4-2, 1,556. 

4, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 4-2, 1,514. 

5, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 4-2, 1,503. 

6, ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3-3, 1,498, $1,500. 

7, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3-3, 1,489, $1,500. 

8, (tie) Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3-3, and Don Breeden, Clive, Iowa, 3-3, 1,433, $1,500. 

10, Sammy Ventura, Norwich, N.Y., 3-3, 1,391, $1,300. 

11, Glenn Smith, New York, 3-3, 1,371, $1,300. 

12, ss-Bob Caruso, Dayton, N.J., 2-4, 1,340, $1,300. 

13, Danny Clark, New Palestine, Ind., 2-4, 1,323, $1,300. 

14, Ken Yokobosky, Fredon, N.J., 2-4, 1,310, $1,300. 

15, n-Christopher Viale, Westfield, Mass., 2-4, 1,274, $1,300. 

16, ss-Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 1-5, 1,224, $1,300.

Match Play Round 1 (After five games, including match play bonus pins)

17, ss-Sam Maccarone, Williamstown, N.J., 3-2, 1,169, $1,100. 

18, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 1-4, 1,156, $1,100. 

19, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 2-3, 1,132, $1,100. 

20, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 1-4, 1,104, $1,100. 

21, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 2-3, 1,086, $1,100. 

22, ss-Bill Neumann, Rensselaer, N.Y., 2-3, 1,077, $1,100. 

23, n,ss-John Masiello, Southgate, Mich., 1-4, 1,040, $1,100. 

24, Michael Healy, Yonkers, N.Y., 1-4, 977, $1,100.

Other Cashers (after five-game cashers’ round)

25, Rick Graham, Lancaster, Pa., 1,110, $1,000. 

26, ss-Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,109, $1,000. 

27, Craig Auerbach, Sunrise, Fla., 1,103, $1,000. 

28, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,097, $1,000. 

29, ss-Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,084, $1,000. 

30, ss-James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 1,082, $1,000. 

31, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 1,077, $1,000. 

32, ss-Keith Doran, Pomona, N.Y., 1,077, $1,000. 

33, ss-Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1,075, $1,000. 

34, ss-Pete DiChiara, Ardsley, N.Y., 1,016, $1,000. 

35, ss-Jim Pitts, Elmira, N.Y., 1,007, $1,000. 

36, ss-Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 1,003, $1,000. 

37, John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 967, $1,000. 

38, ss-Tommy Brodowski, New Hyde Park, N.Y., 913, $1,000.

300 games – Bob Learn Jr.

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PBA50 Tour #5
PBA50 Northern California Classic, presented by MOTIV
Harvest Park Bowl in Brentwood, Calif., United States (May 27-30, 2018)
Champion: Ron Mohr of Las Vegas, Nev.

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Ron Mohr Defeats Walter Ray Williams Jr. to Win PBA50 Northern California Classic for 10th Career PBA50 Tour Title

by jschneider  |  Wednesday, May 30, 9:09 PM

Ron Mohr Defeats Walter Ray Williams Jr. to Win PBA50 Northern California Classic for 10th Career PBA50 Tour Title

BRENTWOOD, Calif. – PBA Hall of Famer Ron Mohr of Las Vegas, overcame an open in the first frame and a 26-pin deficit early in the championship match to beat fellow Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Oxford, Fla., to win the PBA50 Northern California Classic presented by MOTIV Wednesday for his 10th career PBA50 Tour title.

Mohr missed a 10 pin in the first frame but battled back with a spare and then six strikes in a row to beat Williams, 237-218, in the title match for his first title of the season and second Northern California Classic title at Harvest Park Bowl having also won in 2011.

Ron Mohr PBA50 trophy shot“First, I thought here we go again,” the 62-year-old Mohr said after the open in the first frame. “But then I refocused and thought it’s early and it’s not over yet. I was actually more worried about the four strikes in a row that Walter started with than my ability to come back. I kept telling myself just make good shots the rest of the way and see how it goes from there.

Williams, who finished second for the third time this season, started with four strikes in a row but then ran into trouble when he left the 4-6-7-10 split in the fifth frame and could never recover after that. Williams, who qualified second for the finals, was trying for his 12th PBA50 Tour title.

Mohr earned top qualifier honors for the finals thanks to winning all of his 11 matches in match play earlier in the day.

“I was really bowling well all day today and had a lot of confidence going into the title match which probably helped me turn it around,” Mohr said. “It also helped that I really never had the feeling that I was way behind or was in a hole I couldn’t get out of.”

In the opening stepladder match, Johnny Petraglia BVL Open winner Michael Haugen Jr. of Phoenix, defeated 2017 Northern California Classic winner Amleto Monacelli, 258-213. Haugen was trying for his third career PBA50 Tour title and Monacelli was trying for his ninth.

In the second match, Haugen beat six-time PBA Tour winner Chris Warren of Grants Pass, Ore., who was trying for his first PBA50 Tour title, 248-216, to advance to the semifinal match against Williams. Williams then beat Haugen in the semifinal, 258-237, to advance to the championship match.

The PBA50 Tour travels to Las Vegas for the USBC Super Senior Classic May 31-June 3 and the USBC Senior Masters June 4-10 both at Sam’s Town, and then moves to the Suncoast Bowling Center for the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open presented by Storm June 11-15.

Fans can catch all the PBA50 Tour action on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame. For subscription and schedule information visit www.xtraframe.tv.         

PBA50 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CLASSIC

Presented by MOTIV

Harvest Park Bowl, Brentwood, Calif., Wednesday

Final Standings:

1, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, $8,000

2, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., $4,500

3, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, $2,500

4, Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., $2,000.

5, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, $1,750.

Stepladder Results:

Match One – Haugen def. Monacelli, 258-213.

Match Two – Haugen def. Warren, 248-216.

Semifinal Match – Williams def. Haugen, 258-237.

Championship Match – Mohr def. Williams, 237-218.

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

1, ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 6-0, 1,651. 

2, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 4-2, 1,524. 

3, Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., 4-2, 1,469. 

4, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 4-2, 1,403. 

5, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 4-2, 1,388. 

6, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 2-4, 1,374, $1,500. 

7, n,ss-Joe Salvemini, Yuba City, Calif., 4-2, 1,354, $1,500. 

8, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 4-2, 1,343, $1,500. 

9, Dennis Horan Jr., Oakley, Calif., 3-3, 1,335, $1,300. 

10, ss-Skip Pavone, San Jose, Calif., 2-4, 1,311, $1,300. 

11, ss-Rodney Garrick, San Francisco, 3-3, 1,293, $1,300. 

12, ss-Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 1-5, 1,291, $1,300. 

13, ss-Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 3-3, 1,278, $1,300. 

14, Greg McDaniel, Kimball, Neb., 2-4, 1,277, $1,300. 

15, Rory Peterson, Sacramento, Calif., 1-5, 1,275, $1,300. 

16, Mark Mazzulla, Brentwood, Calif., 1-5, 1,217, $1,300.

Match Play Round 1 (After five games, including match play bonus pins)

17, ss-Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash., 1-3-1, 1,117, $1,150. 

18, Joseph Petrovich, Tracy, Calif, 1-4, 1,068, $1,150. 

19, Noel Vazquez, Sacramento, Calif., 2-3, 1,066, $1,150. 

20, n-George Aboud, San Jose, Calif., 3-2, 1,052, $1,150. 

21, ss-Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 1-4, 1,029, $1,150. 

22, Andrew Warren, Austin, Tex., 2-3, 1,019, $1,150. 

23, Mark McCreary, Livermore, Calif., 0-5, 959, $1,150. 

24, ss-Mitchell Vernon, Olympia, Wash., 1-4, 943, $1,150.

Other Cashers (after five-game cashers’ round)

25, ss-Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,038, $1,000. 

26, ss-Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 1,035, $1,000. 

27, ss-Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1,034, $1,000. 

28, ss-n-Paul Appling, Camarillo, Calif., 1,024, $1,000. 

29, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,021, $1,000. 

30, Craig Miller, Tracy, Calif., 1,015, $1,000. 

31, Marty Deh, San Jose, Calif., 1,003, $1,000. 

32, ss-Alan Sabin, Winston, Ore, 995, $1,000. 

33, ss-Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 977, $1,000. 

34, Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 962, $1,000. 

35, ss-Jim Gordin, Modesto, Calif., 947, $1,000. 

36, n-Scott Luba, Dublin, Calif., 924, $1,000.

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2018 PBA60 event #1
Super Senior Classic
Sam’s Town in Las Vegas, United States (May 31-June 3, 2018)
Champion: Mike Dias of of Lafayette, Colo.

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Mike Dias Defeats Mark Williams to Win Super Senior Classic

by JSchneider  |  Sunday, June 03, 5:14 PM

Mike Dias Defeats Mark Williams to Win Super Senior Classic

By Matt Cannizzaro, USBC Communications

LAS VEGAS – Being 60 years old comes with its fair share of perks and discounts, and Mike Dias of Lafayette, Colorado, took advantage of the opportunity to compete in the Super Senior Classic this week by winning the 2018 edition of the event in his tournament debut. 

The 61-year-old left-hander nearly was perfect in a 278-205 title-match win against PBA Hall of Famer Mark Williams of Beaumont, Texas, who left seven single pins in the loss at the Sam’s Town Bowling Center.  Dias became the sixth different player since the inaugural event in 2013 to hoist the trophy at the Super Senior Classic, and he earned $8,500 for the victory. Williams, also a first-time participant, took home $7,000 as the runner-up. 

“It feels really good, and it’s always a great sense of accomplishment to achieve one of the goals you work so hard for,” said Dias, also a two-time PBA50 champion. “The journey is most of the process, but when you win, it’s such a nice bonus.” 

As the lone southpaw in the final round, Dias was in control of his own fate and made the most of the few practice shots he got on the championship lanes. He then tossed 10 strikes on the way to the win, leaving a 6 pin in the fifth frame and a 10 pin on his fill ball. 

“I had an opportunity to practice and break down the pair a little bit, and being the only left-hander allowed me to set it up to my liking,” Dias said. “Then, I just told myself before the match that if I could throw nine good shots, I was going to win the tournament. My goal was to stay in the process and just make good shots.” 

Williams wasted no time in his quest to meet Dias for a chance at the 2018 Super Senior Classic title by starting his semifinal match against Warren Nelson of Hemet, California, with six consecutive strikes, before being slowed by a pair of 10 pins. 

Nelson struck once in the first five frames, but rallied with seven consecutive strikes after a missed 10 pin in the fifth frame, to keep the pressure on Williams, who advanced by a 257-237 margin. 

“I battled some transition today and probably could’ve switched balls, though I didn’t have to do that too much this week,” Williams said. “I had a ball I thought about going to that would’ve rolled a little quicker and changed my entry angle, but it’s just so hard to switch balls after a 250 game. Overall, it was a great week. I got more comfortable as the week went on, and I feel good with my game right now. I hadn’t been bowling that well the last year or so, but I’ve had a few good tournaments in a row, and I’m looking forward to the rest of our time in Las Vegas.” 

On the way to the high-scoring match with Williams, Nelson survived a see-saw battle with No. 3 qualifier, Ben Hoefs of Mobile, Alabama, 191-181. 

Both players missed single-pin spares early in the game and then exchanged splits – first a 7-10 split for Nelson, then a 4-9 for Hoefs – to keep things close. Doubles for Nelson in the sixth and seventh frames and again in the ninth and 10th frames, were the difference. 

Nelson and Hoefs earned their spots in the championship round by winning their respective group stepladders earlier on Sunday. 

In the Group A stepladder, Hoefs defeated Harry Sullins of Chesterfield, Michigan, 204-182, and Skip Pavone of San Jose, California, 235-214, while Nelson worked his way through the Group B stepladder with wins over Patrick Padden of Grand Lake, Colorado, 255-227, and defending Super Senior Classic champion Ron Mohr of North Las Vegas, Nevada, 234-224. 

All 184 competitors this week at Sam’s Town rolled 12 games of qualifying over two days, before the field was cut to the top 46 for the six game Cashers’ Round. 

The top 12 bowlers, based on their 18-game pinfall totals, advanced to round-robin match play, where they were split into two six-player groups – Group A and Group B – with all odd-numbered qualifiers going to Group A and all evens going to Group B. 

At the conclusion of match play, the leader from each group automatically advanced to the final stepladder, earning the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds based on total pinfall for 24 games, including 30 bonus pins for each win in match play. 

Dias, the Group B leader, edged Williams, who topped Group A, by five pins for the top seed, while the No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 finishers in each group advanced to Sunday’s simultaneous group stepladders.  In claiming the top seed for the finals, Dias was consistent in his command of the 41-foot oil pattern used for the Super Senior Classic. Subtle changes in surface and speed helped him navigate the fresh and the burn, though he faltered briefly in the Cashers’ Round. 

He then was able to use what he’d learned all week to get back on track for match play, allowing him to climb back up the standings from fourth place after 18 games. 

“I stayed patient because I knew what I was seeing in the cashers’ round was a result of the change in traffic on the left side of the lane, and I knew they were going to play differently in match play,” Dias said. “I was patient and didn’t worry about having a couple of games where I stumbled because I felt like it was going to come back to me.” 

In four six-game blocks this week at Sam’s Town, Dias posted scores of 1,439, 1,434, 1,290 and 1,435.  Many of the Super Senior Classic competitors now will turn their attention to the USBC Senior Masters, the premier event for USBC members age 50 and older, which gets underway Monday with official practice.  All rounds of Senior Masters competition will be broadcast live on BowlTV, concluding June 10 at 1 p.m. Eastern.

2018 SUPER SENIOR CLASSIC  At Sam’s Town Bowling Center, Las Vegas  Sunday’s results  Final standings 

1, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 278 (one game), $8,500 

2, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 462 (two games), $7,000 

3, Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 428 (two games), $5,500 

4, Ben Hoefs, Mobile, Ala., 181 (one game), $4,000 

Stepladder results 

Match No. 1: Nelson def. Hoefs, 191-181 

Semifinal: Williams def. Nelson, 257-237 

Final: Dias def. Williams, 278-205 

Group A Stepladder 

Semifinal: Ben Hoefs, Mobile, Ala., def. Harry Sullins, Chesterfield, Mich., 204-182 (Sullins finishes tied for seventh, earns $2,500). 

Final: Hoefs def. Skip Pavone, San Jose, Calif., 235-214 (Pavone finishes tied for fifth, earns $3,200). 

Group B Stepladder 

Semifinal: Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., def. Patrick Padden, Grand Lake, Colo., 255-227 (Padden finishes tied for seventh, earns $2,500). 

Final: Nelson def. Ron Mohr, North Las Vegas, Nev., 234-224 (Mohr finishes tied for fifth, earns $3,200).

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2018 PBA50 Tour #6
USBC Senior Masters (Major)
Sam’s Town in Las Vegas, United States (June 4-10, 2018)
Champion: Chris Warren of Grants Pass, Ore.

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Chris Warren Defeats Childhood Friend Norm Duke, Wins USBC Senior Masters for First PBA50 Tour Title

by bvint  |  Sunday, June 10, 5:20 PM

Chris Warren Defeats Childhood Friend Norm Duke, Wins USBC Senior Masters for First PBA50 Tour Title

By Matt Cannizzaro, USBC Communications

LAS VEGAS – For more than 40 years, Chris Warren of Grants Pass, Oregon, has looked up to and learned from United States Bowling Congress and PBA Hall of Famer Norm Duke of Clermont, Florida.

Warren was able to put those lessons to work Sunday at the Sam’s Town Bowling Center as he defeated his childhood friend, live on BowlTV, two times to win the 2018 USBC Senior Masters for his first PBA50 title. 

He earned $20,000 for the victory and became the third bowler in history to win both the USBC Masters and Senior Masters, joining Dave Soutar and Walter Ray Williams Jr. in the exclusive club. Warren’s Masters title came in 1990 as one of his six career wins on the PBA Tour. 

As the undefeated top seed in the double-elimination format, Duke had a second chance at the title after falling 269-220 in the first game of the title tilt. 

DukeNorm2018SrMastersDespairForWeb275x155Duke got out to an early lead in the rematch after Warren left, and failed to convert, a 7-10 split in the second frame. Warren rallied to finish with seven consecutive strikes and a nine-count on his fill ball, forcing Duke to strike on the first shot of his final frame and get at least eight and a spare to win by a single pin.  After delivering the strike he needed, Duke left the 3-4-6-7-9-10 combination to fall short, 246-241. 

“There’s no words to describe how good Norm Duke is,” said Warren, a PBA journeyman whose last national title came in 1992. “Norm beat me at what I do best, which is throwing strikes, but it came down to one error. I outscored him, but he bowled an incredible game. You never want to see that happen to your buddies, and it happened. I just feel fortunate to have been there, and winning really is incredibly special.” 

Prior to making the deciding shot, Duke did the math, knew what he needed to win, or at least tie, and used his decades of experience to make the best shot he could. 

“I trusted myself to make my shot, and I didn’t,” said Duke, who has 38 PBA Tour titles and four PBA50 wins. “But, I look back and say, ‘Norm, you made the greatest shot in the history of your lifetime for the win, and you won it there, and then you lost it.’ I won it with one shot and lost it with another. That is sport. This is hurting right now, and it’s supposed to. If it didn’t hurt, we wouldn’t care. And if we care, it hurts. This is a tough one, but Chris is an excellent, excellent, excellent player, and a well-deserving champion, and I’m so happy for him.” 

Warren, Duke, hall of famer Del Ballard Jr. and a slew of other Southwest standouts grew up bowling together in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. They’ve pushed each other for decades and shared countless successes and defeats. 

In Warren’s recollection, they beat up on him pretty handily, but it helped make him the bowler he is. That’s still true today, along with the continued support of his six brothers, three sisters, wife, Michelle, and mother, Mary, who turned 92 this weekend. 

“Norm is someone who could always execute and make his spares, and I learned a lot from him in those areas, and Del is someone I always looked up to because he had no fear,” Warren said. “Del still helps me work on a lot of things, both mentally and physically, and Norm has helped me with my spare game tremendously. It’s amazing. Yes, we’re competitors, but we’re also lifelong friends. We’re family.” 

On the way to the 2018 Senior Masters title, Warren broke four tournament records. Including the shootout round that helped him earn his spot in the stepladder finals, and the second game with Duke on Sunday, Warren bowled a record 14 matches at the Sam’s Town Bowling Center. He collected 13 wins, which were consecutive, both records, after losing his first match to Jerry Smith or Englewood, Colorado, 511-501. The streak includes surviving the shootout round. 

In his 14 matches, Warren averaged a record 243.9, including a high series of 847 in a win over Noel Vazquez of Sacramento, California, and a 300 game on the way to eliminating Williams, the defending champion, 772-756. 

Two-time Senior Masters champion Tom Baker of King, North Carolina, previously held the tournament records for most matches (13), most wins in one tournament (12) and most consecutive wins (nine), all set in 2006 on the way the first of his two consecutive Senior Masters wins. Ross Packard of San Jose, California, averaged 243.8 in match play at the 2005 event. 

As he climbed his way to the title from the No. 4 position Sunday at Sam’s Town, Warren averaged 255 for his five games, shooting 236, 234, 290, 269 and 246. 

In the semifinal Sunday at Sam’s Town, Warren defeated 2017 PBA50 Rookie of the Year and 2018 PBA50 Player of the Year frontrunner Michael Haugen Jr. of Phoenix, 290-197. 

Warren left a 2 pin in the first frame and then rattled off 11 consecutive strikes, while Haugen left a 7-10 split on his first offering and only was able to throw one double the rest of the way. 

Warren earned the meeting with Haugen by defeating PBA50 newcomer Keith Lesko of Prosper, Texas, who was competing in the first major event of his career, 234-168. 

The opening match of the stepladder was a nail-biter against two-time PBA50 Player of the Year Ron Mohr of North Las Vegas, Nevada, in which Mohr had an opportunity to shut out Warren with two strikes and nine pins in his final frame. 

Instead, Mohr left a ringing 10 pin on his first shot, allowing Warren to strike on his first shot to seal the win. He achieved that and tossed two more strikes to escape with a 236-217 victory. 

The Senior Masters is the premier event for USBC members age 50 and older, and the 2018 edition featured 272 entries.

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2018 PBA50 Tour #7
Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open (Major), presented by Storm
Suncoast Bowling Center in Las Vegas, United States (June 10-15, 2018)
Champion: Mika Koivuniemi of Finland

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Mika Koivuniemi Wins Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open For First PBA50 Tour Title

by jschneider  |  Friday, June 15, 7:49 PM

Mika Koivuniemi Wins Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open For First PBA50 Tour Title

LAS VEGAS – Known as Major Mika during a 16-year career on the PBA Tour, 14-time PBA Tour winner Mika Koivuniemi lived up to that nickname by winning the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open presented by Storm Friday for his first title on PBA’s tour for players 50 and over.

The 51-year-old native of Finland, who was top qualifier for the stepladder finals, reeled off the first six strikes in a 259-237 win over Brian Kretzer of Dayton, Ohio, in the title match at the Suncoast Bowling Center to win the season’s third PBA50 Tour major.

“We may be getting older but winning never gets old,” said Koivuniemi, who won three majors during his PBA Tour career. “There’s a lot of great bowlers out here and many of them are bowlers who I bowled against on the PBA Tour so the competition is still tough.”

S75_0997 copyWith the first six strikes in the title match, Koivuniemi was able to build a lead that was just too much for Kretzer to overcome.

“I really felt good mentally and couldn’t have thrown the ball better considering I don’t bowl as much as I used to,” said Koivuniemi. “I used a ball that I felt good about but it’s one that I either throw a lot of strikes with or throw a lot of splits. Fortunately, it was strikes today.

“My attitude has always been to focus on what I can do to win,” he added. “Even though Brian was bowling well it didn’t have any effect on what I needed to do going into the (title) match.”

Koivuniemi, who has been retired from the PBA Tour for three years, isn’t able to bowl as much because he is the full-time head coach for the United Arab Emirates national bowling team.

“I’m fortunate that I’m still able to get time off to bowl these tournaments,” Koivuniemi said of competing in the Senior U.S. Open and USBC Senior Masters. “I believe I can win these tournaments so that’s why I make the trip.”

The two-time PBA Player of the Year also joined Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela as the only international players to win  the Senior U.S. Open.

Koivuniemi’s previous best PBA50 major finishes were seventh in the 2017 Senior Masters and ninth in the 2017 Senior U.S. Open.

Kretzer, who qualified fifth for the finals after making a big move from 14th after Friday’s first match play round, started by winning the opening match against No. 4 qualifier five-time PBA Tour winner Ryan Shafer of Horseheads, N.Y., 208-196. He then went on to beat PBA Hall of Famers Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., 243-193, and Brian Voss of Centennial, Colo., 257-196, on his way to the title match.

Kretzer, who owns one PBA Tour title, was trying for his first PBA50 Tour title. Bohn was trying for his fifth PBA50 Tour title and Voss was trying for his third and second of the season.

In danger of missing the cut to match play, PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., who was trying to become the Senior U.S. Open’s first three-time winner rallied in the final two rounds of match play with an 11-1 match play record but fell just short of making the finals finishing sixth.

The PBA50 Tour will take a four-week break and return to action with the PBA50 River City Xtreme Open presented by Ebonite in Monticello, Minn., July 17-20.

SUNCOAST PBA SENIOR U.S. OPEN

Presented by Storm

Suncoast Bowling Center, Las Vegas, Friday

Final Standings:

1, Mika Koivuniemi, Finland, $10,000.

2, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, $6,000.

3, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., $5,000.

4, Parker Bohn, III, Jackson, N.J., $4,000.

5, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., $3,500.

Stepladder Results:

Match One – Kretzer def. Shafer, 208-196.

Match Two – Kretzer def. Bohn, 243-193.

Semifinal Match – Kretzer def. Voss, 257-196.

Championship Match – Koivuniemi def. Kretzer, 259-237.

SIXTH ROUND

(after 36 games. Includes match play record and total pinfall including bonus pins. Top five players advance to stepladder finals).

1, Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., 9-3, 8,206. 

2, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 7-5, 8,095. 

3, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 8-3-1, 8,078. 

4, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 5-6-1, 8,057. 

5, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 8-4, 8,042. 

6, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 11-1, 7,974, $3,000. 

7, Allan Sennevall, Sweden, 9-3, 7,966, $2,800. 

8, n-Steven Smith, San Diego, 8-4, 7,964, $2,600. 

9, Eric Forkel, Henderson, Nev., 6-6, 7,959, $2,500. 

10, Rolando Sebelen, Dominican Republic, 6-6, 7,944, $2,400. 

11, Kimmo Lehtonen, Finland, 7-5, 7,926, $2,300. 

12, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 7-5, 7,912, $2,200. 

13, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 4-7-1, 7,894, $2,100. 

14, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 5-7, 7,859, $2,050. 

15, Andrew Frawley, Australia, 8-4, 7,842, $2,000. 

16, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 4-8, 7,841, $1,950. 

17, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 7-5, 7,832, $1,900. 

18, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 4-8, 7,788, $1,850. 

19, n-Steven Badovinac, Parker, Colo., 7-5, 7,778, $1,800. 

20, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 8-4, 7,771, $1,750. 

21, n-Paul Fleming, Bedford, Texas, 4-8, 7,767, $1,700. 

22, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 6-6, 7,755, $1,650. 

23, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 6-6, 7,714, $1,600. 

24, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 7-5, 7,705, $1,575. 

25, Eddie Graham, Kettering, Ohio, 4-8, 7,698, $1,550. 

26, Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., 6-6, 7,690, $1,525. 

27, Rick Minier, Houston, 4-8, 7,675, $1,500. 

28, Jeff Johnson, Freeport, Ill., 6-6, 7,625, $1,475. 

29, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 6-6, 7,590, $1,450. 

30, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 4-8, 7,579, $1,425. 

31, (tie) Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 4-8, 7,567, and n-David Bolles, Stockton, Calif., 6-6, 7,567, $1,388. 

33, n-Ben Hoefs, Mobile, Ala., 7-5, 7,558, $1,350. 

34, Ricky Schissler, Brighton, Colo., 5-6-1, 7,550, $1,325. 

35, Wayne Garber, Modesto, Calif., 7-5, 7,531, $1,300. 

36, Mark Mazzulla, Brentwood, Calif., 5-7, 7,442, $1,290. 

37, Jan Larsen, Sweden, 4-8, 7,421, $1,280. 

38, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 2-10, 7,370, $1,270. 

39, Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas, 3-9, 7,361, $1,260. 

40, *Pat Nolan, Japan, 2-3-0, 7,348, $1,250. 

41, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 2-5-0, 6,490.

*Alternate Pat Nolan replaced Mike Edwards who withdrew in second game.

FIFTH ROUND

(after 30 games. Includes match play record and total pinfall including bonus pins. All players advance to sixth round)

1, Mika Koivuniemi, Hartland, Mich., 5-1, 6,697. 

2, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 3-3, 6,691. 

3, n-Steven Smith, San Diego, 5-1, 6,660. 

4, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 4-2, 6,655. 

5, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 4-1-1, 6,630. 

6, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 3-3, 6,615. 

7, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 4-2, 6,592. 

8, Allan Sennevall, Sweden, 5-1, 6,559. 

9, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3-3, 6,533. 

10, Eric Forkel, Henderson, Nev., 3-3, 6,517. 

11, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3-3, 6,502. 

12, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 2-4-0, 6,497. 

13, Rolando Sebelen, Dominican Republic, 2-4, 6,491. 

14, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 3-3-0, 6,487. 

15, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 3-3, 6,453. 

16, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 4-2, 6,438. 

17, Kimmo Lehtonen, Finland, 2-4, 6,426. 

18, n-Steven Badovinac, Parker, Colo., 4-2, 6,421. 

19, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 5-1, 6,418. 

20, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 4-2, 6,389. 

21, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 2-4, 6,369. 

22, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 2-4, 6,366. 

23, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 3-3, 6,356. 

24, Jeff Johnson, Freeport, Ill., 4-2, 6,342. 

25, Rick Minier, Houston, 2-4, 6,340. 

26, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 4-2, 6,335. 

27, Eddie Graham, Kettering, Ohio, 2-4, 6,311. 

28, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 3-3, 6,293. 

29, Andrew Frawley, Australia, 3-3, 6,290. 

30, (tie) Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., 3-3, and n-Paul Fleming, Bedford, Texas, 1-5, 6,287. 

32, Wayne Garber, Modesto, Calif., 4-2, 6,286. 

33, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 1-5, 6,285. 

34, n-David Bolles, Stockton, Calif., 3-3, 6,258. 

35, Ricky Schissler, Brighton, Colo., 3-2-1, 6,243. 

36, n-Ben Hoefs, Mobile, Ala., 3-3, 6,237. 

37, Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas, 2-4, 6,181. 

38, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1-5, 6,178. 

39, Jan Larsen, Sweden, 1-5, 6,150. 

40, Mark Mazzulla, Brentwood, Calif., 1-5, 6,126.

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2018 PBA50 Tour #8
PBA50 River City Extreme Open, presented by Ebonite
River City Extreme in Monticello, Minn., United States (July 17-20, 2018)
Champion: Michael Haugen Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz.

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Michael Haugen Jr. Wins PBA50 River City Extreme Open For Second Title of the Season

by jschneider  |  Friday, July 20, 8:08 PM

Michael Haugen Jr. Wins PBA50 River City Extreme Open For Second Title of the Season

MONTICELLO, Minn. – Michael Haugen Jr. defeated Bob Learn Jr., 247-246, in the title match to win the PBA50 River City Extreme Open presented by Ebonite Friday for his second title of the season and third of his career.

Haugen, the 2017 PBA50 Rookie of the Year, became the first two-time winner this season and further tightened his grip on the PBA50 Player of the Year points lead with four tournaments remaining in the season.

In the title match, Haugen, who finished the match first, was able to shut Learn out when he struck on the first ball in the 10th frame and then made the 6-10 spare.

Haugen trophy shot“It was a good thing I got eight and not six or seven on the second ball otherwise I might not be standing here,” said Haugen of his second shot in the 10th frame. “I lost focus for a moment and the result of that shot could have been a lot worse.”

It was a long road for Haugen to reach the No. 1 qualifying position for the stepladder finals coming all the way from 20th after the first round of qualifying on Wednesday. Haugen made his dramatic climb with the help of a 5-0-1 match play round earlier in the day Friday.

“The lanes were tough for me at the start of the tournament but that just meant I had to do what I do best and that is adjust,” said Haugen, who won the Johnny Petraglia BVL Open in May for his first win of the season. “As the tournament went on I started getting more comfortable to the point where I was able to use my ball speed to make the adjustments I needed.

“I’m just keeping it simple and continuing to do what I have been doing all season,” Haugen continued. “If I keep executing and making good decisions I’ll keep getting good results.”

In the opening stepladder match No. 4 qualifier Brian Kretzer beat No. 5 qualifier PBA Hall of Famer and four-time PBA50 Tour winner Norm Duke, 290-228, to advance to the second match. Kretzer left a 10 pin in the first frame, made the spare, and then strung the next 11 strikes.

In the second match Kretzer, who was trying for his first PBA50 Tour title, beat No. 3 qualifier four-time PBA50 Tour winner Lennie Boresch Jr., 202-199, to advance to the semifinal match against Learn. Kretzer, the 2018 Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open runner-up, threw three strikes in the 10th to beat Boresch after Boresch chopped the 6-10 spare.

Learn, who qualified second for the finals, then beat Kretzer, 238-225, in the semifinal to advance to the title match against Haugen. Learn was trying for his fourth PBA50 Tour title and first since 2015.

The next stop for the PBA50 Tour will be the PBA50 South Shore Open presented by Hammer July 23-26 at Olympia Lanes in Hammond, Ind.

Fans can catch all the action on PBA’s online bowling channel PBA Xtra Frame on FloBowling. For subscription and schedule information visit www.flobowling.com.

PBA50 RIVER CITY EXTREME OPEN  presented by Ebonite  River City Extreme, Monticello, Minn., Friday

Final Standings:

1, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, $7,500.

2, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., $4,000.

3, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, $2,500.

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

5, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., $1,750.

Stepladder Results:

Match One – Kretzer def. Duke, 290-228.

Match Two – Kretzer def. Boresch, 202-199.

Semifinal Match – Learn def. Kretzer, 238-225.

Championship Match – Haugen def. Learn, 247-246.

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

1, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 5-0-1, 1,617. 

2, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 5-1, 1,604. 

3, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 5-1, 1,575. 

4, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 4-2, 1,538. 

5, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 4-2, 1,530. 

6, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 4-2, 1,506, $1,500. 

7, ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3-3, 1,492, $1,500. 

8, Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 4-2, 1,453, $1,500. 

9, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 2-4, 1,447, $1,250. 

10, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 3-3, 1,446, $1,250. 

11, n-Thomas Jones, Blaine, Minn., 2-4, 1,367, $1,250. 

12, Scott Greiner, Sunrise Beach, Mo., 1-5, 1,357, $1,250. 

13, Eddie Graham, Kettering, Ohio, 3-3, 1,335, $1,250. 

14, ss-Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 1-4-1, 1,294, $1,250. 

15, ss-Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1-5, 1,245, $1,250. 

16, Ralph Brunt Jr., Jensen Beach, Fla., 0-6, 1,192, $1,250.

Modified Match Play Round 1 (after five games, including match play bonus pins.)

17, Peter Knopp, Germany, 2-3, 1,135, $1,100. 

18, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 0-4-1, 1,126, $1,100. 

19, ss-Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1-3-1, 1,120, $1,100. 

20, Greg Thomas, Irmo, S.C., 2-3, 1,106, $1,100. 

21, ss-Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 2-3, 1,100, $1,100. 

22, ss-Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 3-2, 1,090, $1,100. 

23, Jeff Johnson, Freeport, Ill., 2-3, 1,062, $1,100. 

24, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1-4, 995, $1,000.

Other Cashers (after five-game cashers’ round)

25, ss-Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,032, $1,000. 

26, ss-Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 1,027, $1,000. 

27, John Marsala, St. Louis, Mo., 1,022, $1,000. 

28, ss-Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,021, $1,000. 

29, ss-Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 1,013, $1,000. 

30, ss-James Storts, Westfield, Ind., 1,010, $1,000. 

31, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 948, $1,000.

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ss-PBA60 player ages 60 and older.

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2018 PBA50 Tour #9
PBA50 South Shore Open, presented by Hammer
Olympia Lanes in Hammond, Ind., United States (July 23-26, 2018)
Champion: Eugene McCune of Munster, Ind.

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Hometown Favorite Eugene McCune Wins PBA50 South Shore Open as “Amateur”

by bvint  |  Thursday, July 26, 7:03 PM

Hometown Favorite Eugene McCune Wins PBA50 South Shore Open as “Amateur”

HAMMOND, Ind.  – Eugene McCune of nearby Munster, Ind., a 31-year member of the Professional Bowlers Association before “retiring” at the end of the 2016 season, won the PBA50 South Shore Open presented by Hammer at Olympia Lanes Thursday with a convincing 259-202 victory over leading PBA50 Player of the Year contender Michael Haugen Jr. of Phoenix.

“This is the first time since I retired I’ve bowled three days in a row,” McCune said. “I was really surprised after the way Mike spanked me twice in match play earlier in the day. He’s the best there is on the senior tour right now.”

McCune, who won three PBA Tour titles in 600 events and another 23 titles in 365 PBA Regional events, made a decision to not renew his PBA membership because of his work load and lack of time. While he won in his first PBA50 Tour event, he won’t get credit for a title because he’s not a PBA member.

“I work all of the time and the odds of making a show aren’t easy out here,” said McCune, who turned 50 in June. “These guys are still good; if they can get the ball to the pocket, they’ll strike all day long.

“It’s not a lack of desire to compete; it’s a financial decision now,” he added. “It’s always good to win, but right now it’s all about the money. I looked at the finals like bowling pot games – the first game was for $4,500, the next one for $7,500.”

Despite losing in his bid for a third PBA50 title this year, Haugen extended his PBA50 Player of the Year points lead.

“Eugene isn’t a member, so that means no one gained points on me,” Haugen said. “He out-bowled me, and if I couldn’t win, no one was a better story than Eugene. I always say, if a guy out-bowls me, I’m happy to shake his hand and tell him I’ll get him the next time.”

In the opening match, PBA50 Tour rookie Greg Thomas of Irmo, S.C., threw an early turkey that proved to be the difference in a 225-197 win over PBA Hall of Famer Bryan Goebel of Shawnee, Kan., who didn’t throw back-to-back strikes until the 10th frame.

In the second match, Bob Learn Jr. of Erie, Pa., the 2017 South Shore Open runner-up, gave Thomas an opening when he left the 4-6-7-10 split in the fifth frame, but Thomas missed a 9 pin in his seventh frame and failed to strike on his next three shots, handing Learn a 209-203 win.

McCune advanced to the championship match with a 248-215 victory over Learn in the semifinal match after Learn left a 7-10 split on his first shot and a 3-4-6-7-10 split on his second, failing to convert both. McCune struck on seven of his first eight shots and never trailed.

The tour’s next stop is the PBA50 Security Federal Savings Bank Championship presented by Track at Dave Small’s Heritage Lanes in Kokomo, Ind., beginning Saturday and concluding on Tuesday, July 31. After a brief respite, Xtra Frame on FloBowling resumes live coverage with the PBA50 Dave Small’s Championship Lanes Classic, presented by Roto Grip, in Anderson, Ind., Aug. 4-7, and the PBA50 Cup, presented by DV8, from Wyoming, Mich., Aug. 9-12, the concluding event of the PBA50 season.

PBA Xtra Frame on FloBowling wraps up the “senior tour” regular season with the PBA60 Dick Weber Championship for players 60 and older, presented by 900 Global, at Pro Bowl West in Fort Wayne, Ind., Aug. 14-16.

All of the PBA50 Tour’s events will be covered from start to finish live, exclusively on PBA’s online bowling channel, PBA Xtra Frame on FloBowling. For subscription information, visit FloBowling.com.

PBA50 SOUTH SHORE OPEN

presented by Hammer  Olympia Lanes, Hammond, Ind., Thursday

Final Standings:

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

2, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, $4,000.

3, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., $2,500.

4, Greg Thomas, Irmo, S.C., $2,000.

5, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., $1,750.

Stepladder Results:

Match One – Thomas def. Goebel, 225-197.

Match Two – Learn def. Thomas, 209-203.

Semifinal Match – McCune def. Learn, 248-215.

Championship Match – McCune def. Haugen, 259-202.

Modified Match Play Round 2 (after six games, including match play bonus pins):

1, Haugen, 6-0, 1,711. 

2, McCune, 4-2, 1,619. 

3, Learn, 5-1, 1,540. 

4, Goebel, 2-4, 1,481. 

5, Thomas, 4-2, 1,477. 

6, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 4-2, 1,432, $1,500. 

6, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 4-2, 1,432, $1,500. 

8, ss-Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3-3, 1,391, $1,500. 

9, ss-Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3-3, 1,361, $1,250. 

10, Chris Gibbons, Madison, Wis., 2-4, 1,352, $1,250. 

11, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 2-4, 1,347, $1,250. 

12, ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 2-4, 1,342, $1,250. 

13, Scott Greiner, Sunrise Beach, Mo., 2-4, 1,337, $1,250. 

14, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 3-3, 1,318, $1,250. 

15, ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 2-4, 1,298, $1,250. 

16, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 0-6, 1,236, $1,250.

Modified Match Play Round 1 (other cashers after five games, including match play bonus pins, $1,100 each):

17, n-ss-Leroy Johnson, Chicago, 3-2, 1,130. 

18, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 2-3, 1,112. 

19, Steve Kenyon, Grosse Ile., Mich., 2-3, 1,108. 

20, ss-Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1-4, 1,085. 

21, ss-Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 2-3, 1,072. 

22, n-John Chapman, Canada, 1-4, 1,062. 

23, ss-Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3-2, 1,044. 

24, ss-Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 2-3, 1,030. 

Other Cashers (after five-game cashers’ round, $1,000 each):

25, ss-Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 1,085. 

26, ss-Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1,077. 

27, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 1,076. 

28, Jeff Johnson, Freeport, Ill., 1,072. 

29, Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 1,057. 

30, Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich., 1,040. 

31, ss-Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,019. 

32, ss-Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 998. 

33, ss-Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 971. 

34, ss-Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 958.

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300 Games: Chris Gibbons, Doug Kent.

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2018 PBA50 Tour #10
PBA50 Security Federal Savings Bank Championship, presented by Track
Dave Small’s Heritage Lanes in Kokomo, Ind., United States (July 28-31, 2018)
Champion: Norm Duke of Clermont, Fla.

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Norm Duke Closes the Deal to Win PBA50 Security Federal Savings Bank Championship

by jschneider  |  Tuesday, July 31, 7:17 PM

Norm Duke Closes the Deal to Win PBA50 Security Federal Savings Bank Championship

KOKOMO, Ind. – After two tough losses in PBA50 Tour majors earlier in the season, PBA Hall of Famer Norm Duke of Clermont, Fla., was starting to question his ability to close the deal.

He regained his confidence Tuesday by defeating five-time PBA Tour winner and stepladder finals top qualifier Ryan Shafer of Horseheads, N.Y., 236-222, in the title match to win the PBA50 Security Federal Savings Bank Championship presented by Track at Dave Small’s Heritage Lanes for his first win of the season.

“I’m just elated to get the monkey off my back,” said the 54-year-old Duke, who finished second in the PBA50 National Championship and USBC Senior Masters. “In my opinion a second-place finish is one of the worst places you can finish.”

In the title match, Duke got off to a strong start with four strikes in a row and took advantage of an open frame by Shafer in the third frame when he left the 4-6-7-10 split. Shafer, whose second-place finish was his career best on the PBA50 Tour, was able to make a run by throwing five consecutive strikes to close the match but Duke through a nine-count on his first ball in the 10th frame to seal the win.

“The main thing for me was to manage the pocket hits,” said Duke, who qualified second for the finals. “You had to work to put a string of strikes together because light hits weren’t getting it done.

“When you do get on a string you’re adjusting on every shot,” he added. “It’s not like you get lined up and you can stay in one place for a while.”

Duke, who won his fifth career PBA50 Tour title, last won on the tour for players 50 and over in the 2017 Race City Open in Mooresville, N.C.

“I’ve had a lot of second-place finishes,” said Duke, a 38-time winner on the PBA Tour. “I knew I would win again but I just didn’t know when. I needed this and I’m glad I won it the way I did.”

In the semifinal match, Duke beat No. 3 qualifier Brian Kretzer of Dayton, Ohio, 244-226, to advance to the title match. Kretzer’ third-place finish was his third top-five of the season.

In the opening match, No. 4 qualifier Dale Csuhta of Wadsworth, Ohio, making his fifth career stepladder finals appearance and trying for his first PBA50 Tour win, defeated No. 5 qualifier two-time PBA50 Tour winner Jack Jurek of Lackawana, N.Y., 236-207.

In the second match Kretzer beat Csuhta, 216-201, to advance to the semifinal match against Duke.

The next stop for the PBA50 Tour will be the PBA50 Dave Small’s Championship Lanes Classic presented by Roto Grip Aug. 4-7 in Anderson, Ind.

Fans can catch all the action on PBA’s online bowling channel PBA Xtra Frame on FloBowling. For subscription and schedule information visit www.flobowling.com.

PBA50 SECURITY FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK CHAMPIONSHIP

Presented by Track

Dave Small’s Heritage Lanes, Kokomo, Ind., Tuesday

Final Standings:

1, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., $7,500.

2, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., $4,000.

3, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, $2,500.

4, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, $2,000.

5, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., $1,750.

Stepladder Results:

Match One – Csuhta def. Jurek, 236-207.

Match Two – Kretzer def. Csuhta, 216-201.

Semifinal Match – Duke def. Kretzer, 244-226.

Championship Match – Duke def. Shafer, 236-222.

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

1, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 5-1, 1,592. 

2, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 4-1-1, 1,528. 

3, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 4-2, 1,485. 

4, ss-Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 4-2, 1,430. 

5, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 4-2, 1,420. 

6, ss-Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3-3, 1,381, $1,500. 

7, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 3-3, 1,376, $1,500. 

8, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 3-3, 1,372, $1,500. 

9, ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 2-4, 1,366, $1,250. 

10, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 2-3-1, 1,345, $1,250. 

11, ss-Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3-1-2, 1,344, $1,250. 

12, Greg Thomas, Irmo, S.C., 3-3, 1,327, $1,250. 

13, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 2-4, 1,324, $1,250. 

14, Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., 2-4, 1,304, $1,250. 

15, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 2-4, 1,295, $1,250. 

16, ss-Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 0-6, 1,123, $1,250.

Modified Match Play Round 1 (after five games, including match play bonus pins) 

17, ss-Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 2-3, 1,130, $1,100. 

18, Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich., 3-2, 1,126, $1,100. 

19, ss-Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 2-3, 1,079, $1,100. 

20, Neil Kassel, Beavercreek, Ohio, 2-3, 1,075, $1,100. 

21, ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3-2, 1,060, $1,100. 

22, Rick Zakrajsek, Lorain, Ohio, 1-4, 1,054, $1,100. 

23, Ed Carter, Austintown, Ohio, 2-3, 1,051, $1,100. 

24, Eddie Graham, Kettering, Ohio, 1-4, 1,022, $1,100.

Other Cashers (after five-game cashers’ round)

25, John Marsala, St. Louis, Mo., 981, $1,000. 

26, ss-Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 966, $1,000. 

27, ss-Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 963, $1,000. 

28, ss-Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 960, $1,000. 

29, ss-Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 959, $1,000. 

30, ss-Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 947, $1,000. 

31, ss-Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 942, $1,000. 

32, Dave Han, Birmingham, Ala., 927, $1,000. 

33, Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 919., $1,000.

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2018 PBA50 Tour #11
PBA50 Dave Small’s Championship Lanes Classic, presented by Roto Grip
Dave Small’s Championship Lanes in Anderson, Ind., United States (Aug. 4-7, 2018)
Champion: John Marsala of St. Louis

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Marsala Beats Haugen to Win PBA50 Dave Small’s Championship Lanes Classic For First PBA50 Tour Title

by jschneider  |  Tuesday, August 07, 7:24 PM

Marsala Beats Haugen to Win PBA50 Dave Small’s Championship Lanes Classic For First PBA50 Tour Title

ANDERSON, Ind. – Newcomer John Marsala of St. Louis, beat Michael Haugen Jr. of Phoenix, 224-218, in the title match to win the PBA50 Dave Small’s Championship Lanes Classic presented by Roto Grip Tuesday for his first PBA50 Tour title.

Marsala, bowling in his fifth PBA50 Tour tournament, took control after five consecutive strikes in the middle of the title match and sewed up the win with a nine count on his first ball in the 10th frame. Haugen, whose second-place finish was enough to win PBA50 Player of the Year, was unable to string strikes until the ninth and 10th frame but by then it was too late.

Marsala won all six of his matches in the final round of match play earlier in the day to earn the top spot for the stepladder finals.

“It’s a dream come true,” said Marsala, who won his first title in topflight competition. “It’s something I’ve thought about since I was a kid.

“I knew I had to stay relaxed because I had to make sure I kept the ball in play,” the 55-year-old left-hander said of the title match. “I just had the attitude that win or lose, this tournament was a win for me. It was beyond my expectations.”

Haugen, the only two-time winner this season, also has two second-place and two third-place finishes which helped him take the player of the year crown.

The 51-year-old Haugen had to work hard for his runner-up finish earning the last position in the cashers’ round and then advanced through two match play rounds to earn the No. 2 qualifying position for the finals.

Haugen.MichaelJr_2017SrUSOpen(60) (1)“To win player of the year was a goal but you never know when it’s going to happen,” said the 2017 PBA50 Rookie of the Year. “As the season went on the confidence was building especially after my second win but all you can do is believe in yourself and hope good things will happen.

“Like I often say; wash, rinse and repeat,” Haugen added. “My goal is to keep it simple because it puts me in the best position to make the right adjustments and ball choices. I knew if I kept making shows I’d have a good shot at player of the year so I guess the formula worked.”

In the opening stepladder match between two of PBA’s all-time greats, No. 5 qualifier Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J. beat fellow PBA Hall of Famer and 11-time PBA50 Tour winner Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Oxford, Fla., when he won a one-frame roll-off, 10-9, after tying the match 247-247.

In the second match, Bohn, a four-time PBA50 Tour titlist, defeated seven-time PBA Tour winner Steve Jaros of Yorkville, Ill., 279-241, to advance to the semifinal where he lost to Haugen, 257-178.

The PBA50 Tour regular season concludes with the season’s final major when Spectrum Lanes in Wyoming, Mich., hosts the PBA50 Cup presented by DV8 Aug. 9-12. Players 60 and over will conclude the season with the PBA60 Dick Weber Championship Aug. 14-16 at Pro Bowl West in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Fans can catch all the action on PBA’s online bowling channel PBA Xtra Frame on FloBowling. For subscription and schedule information visit www.flobowling.com.

PBA50 DAVE SMALL’S CHAMPIONSHIP LANES CLASSIC

Presented by Roto Grip

Dave Small’s Championship Lanes, Anderson, Ind., Tuesday

Final Standings:

1, John Marsala, St. Louis, $7,500.

2, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, $4,000.

3, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., $2,500.

4, Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., $2,000.

5, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla. $1,750.

Stepladder Results:

Match One – Bohn def. Williams, 247-247 (Bohn won one-frame roll-off, 10-9).

Match Two – Bohn def. Jaros, 279-241.

Semifinal Match – Haugen def. Bohn, 257-178.

Championship Match – Marsala def. Haugen, 224-218.

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

1, John Marsala, St. Louis, Mo., 6-0, 1,701. 

2, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 5-1, 1,618. 

3, Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., 3-3, 1,613. 

4, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 4-2, 1,577. 

5, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3-3, 1,575. 

6, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3-3, 1,520, $1,500. 

7, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 4-2, 1,515, $1,500. 

8, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 4-2, 1,509, $1,500. 

9, Eddie Graham, Kettering, Ohio, 3-3, 1,496, $1,250. 

10, Doug Henry, Columbus, Ind., 2-3-1, 1,446, $1,250. 

11, Kevin Duncan, Mexico, Mo., 3-3, 1,441, $1,250. 

12, ss-Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 1-4-1, 1,431, $1,250. 

13, ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 1-5, 1,354, $1,250. 

14, ss-David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 2-4, 1,348, $1,250. 

15, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 2-4, 1,320, $1,250. 

16, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 1-5, 1,307, $1,250.

Modified Match Play Round 1 (after five games, including match play bonus pins)

17, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 2-3, 1,228, $1,100. 

18, Rolando Sebelen, Dominican Republic, 3-2, 1,190, $1,100. 

19, Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., 2-3, 1,179, $1,100. 

20, ss-Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 2-3, 1,157, $1,100. 

21, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 3-2, 1,153, $1,100. 

22, ss-Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 2-3, 1,098, $1,100. 

23, ss-Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1-4, 1,086, $1,100. 

24, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 1-4, 942, $1,100. 

Other Cashers (after five-game cashers’ round)

25, Danny Clark, New Palestine, Ind., 1,124, $1,000. 

26, ss-Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 1,099, $1,000. 

27, Chris Gibbons, Madison, Wis., 1,094, $1,000. 

28, ss-Gary Reh, Fort Mohave, Ariz., 1,064, $1,000. 

29, ss-Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 1,047, $1,100. 

30, ss-Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,041, $1,000. 

31, n, ss-Julius Mickel, Omaha, Neb., 1,029, $1,000. 

32, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,024, $1,000. 

33, ss-Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 1,016, $1,000. 

34, ss-Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 1,012, $1,000. 

35, ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,007, $1,000. 

36, ss-Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 697, $1,000.

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2018 PBA50 Tour #12
PBA50 Cup (Major), presented by DV8
Spectrum Lanes in Wyoming, Mich., United States (Aug. 9-12, 2018)
Champion: Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio

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Brian Kretzer Wins PBA50 Cup for First PBA50 Tour Title

by jschneider  |  Sunday, August 12, 7:57 PM

Brian Kretzer Wins PBA50 Cup for First PBA50 Tour Title

WYOMING, Mich. – Brian Kretzer of Dayton, Ohio, defeated PBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli, 259-225, in the title match of the PBA50 Cup presented by DV8 Sunday at Spectrum Lanes to win his first title on PBA’s tour for players 50 and over.

Monacelli jumped out to the early lead with four strikes in a row to start the title match and looked to be well in control with a 20-pin lead in the fifth frame. A turning point in the match came when Kretzer was able to convert the 2-4-10 split in the fifth frame to stay in the match and then went on to finish with seven consecutive strikes for the win. Still in contention in the ninth frame, Monacelli got a bad break when he left a pocket 7-10 split which ended his hopes of winning his fifth PBA50 Tour major title.

“When I left the 2-4-10 in the fifth frame I told myself that the match isn’t over if I can make this split,” Kretzer said. “I was fortunate to make it and then I just had to buckle down. It was up to me to make the right adjustments and make good shots for the rest of the match.”

Kretzer finished second after the qualifying portion of the tournament and put together a 10-6 record in match play earlier in the day Sunday which helped him earn the No. 1 qualifying position for the stepladder finals.

“I had a good feeling the whole tournament,” said the 52-year-old Kretzer, who also owns one PBA Tour title. “There was really never a time in the tournament where I felt like I was in trouble. It just seemed like all the ingredients were there to get it done this time.”

Earlier this season Kretzer finished second in the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open and had other top finishes of third in the Security Federal Savings Bank Championship and River City Extreme Open.

Monacelli beat South Shore Open winner Eugene McCune of Munster, Ind., who qualified second for the finals, 250-181, in the semifinal match to advance to the title match against Kretzer.

In the second match, Monacelli, who qualified third for the finals, beat fellow Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III, 237-192, to advance to the semifinal.

It was a memorable fourth-place finish for Bohn after taking a side trip to New York between the first and second rounds to participate in a National Bowling Day segment on “FOX & Friends” Saturday morning in New York City. He returned just in time to make the second round Saturday afternoon and went on to take top qualifier honors. In Sunday’s match play, he posted a 10-6 record which helped him earn the No. 4 position for the finals.

In the opening stepladder match Bohn defeated PBA Hall of Famer Ron Mohr of Las Vegas, 248-214, to advance to the second match against Monacelli. Bohn was trying for his fifth PBA50 Tour title and Mohr was trying for his 11th.

The 2018 PBA50 Tour season ends Aug. 14-16 with the PBA60 Dick Weber Championship presented by 900 Global for players 60 and over at Pro Bowl West in Fort Wayne, Ind.

The PBA60 Dick Weber Championship will be streamed live on PBA’s online bowling channel PBA Xtra Frame on Flo Bowling. Subscription information is available by visiting www.flobowling.com.

PBA50 CUP

Presented by DV8

Spectrum Lanes, Wyoming, Mich., Sunday

Final Standings:

1, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, $10,000.

2, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, $5,500.

3, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., $3,000.

4, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., $2,500.

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

Stepladder Results:

Match One – Bohn def. Mohr, 248-214.

Match Two – Monacelli def. Bohn, 237-192.

Semifinal Match – Monacelli def. McCune, 250-181

Championship Match – Kretzer def. Monacelli, 259-225.

FOURTH ROUND RESULTS (after 32 games. Top five advance to stepladder finals. Includes match play record and total pinfall including bonus pins)

1, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 10-6, 7,316. 

2, n-Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 13-3, 7,252. 

3, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 10-6, 7,238. 

4, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 10-6, 7,233. 

5, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 10-6, 7,216. 

6, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 12-4, 7,212, $1,800. 

7, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 13-3, 7,142, $1,700. 

8, Greg Thomas, Irmo, S.C., 11-5, 7,067, $1,650. 

9, Rolando Sebelen, Dominican Republic, 9-7, 7,047, $1,600. 

10, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 11-5, 7,046, $1,550. 

11, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 8-8, 7,004, $1,500. 

12, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 10-6, 6,978, $1,450. 

13, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 8-7-1, 6,902, $1,400. 

14, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 8-7-1, 6,866, $1,375. 

15, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 8-8, 6,851, $1,350. 

16, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 7-9, 6,792, $1,325. 

17, Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., 6-10, 6,772, $1,300. 

18, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 8-8, 6,739, $1,275. 

19, Keith Lesko, Prosper, Texas, 5-11, 6,732, $1,250. 

20, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 5-10-1, 6,728, $1,240. 

21, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 7-9, 6,712, $1,230. 

22, John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 8-8, 6,706, $1,220. 

23, n-Michael Kereluk, Warren, Mich., 6-10, 6,613, $1,210. 

24, Scott Greiner, Sunrise Beach, Mo., 5-11, 6,577, $1,200. 

25, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 6-10, 6,543, $1,190. 

26, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 5-11, 6,531, $1,180. 

27, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 4-11-1, 6,517, $1,170. 

28, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 5-11, 6,489, $1,160. 

29, Tony Rodriguez Jr., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 7-9, 6,475, $1,155. 

30, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1-7, 6,101, $1,150.

THIRD ROUND RESULTS (after 24 games. Includes match play record and total pinfall including bonus pins. All players advance to fourth round)

1, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 5-3, 5,457. 

2, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 5-3, 5,412. 

3, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 7-1, 5,350. 

4, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 4-4, 5,348. 

5, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 5-3, 5,320. 

6, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 6-2, 5,305. 

7, n-Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 7-1, 5,301. 

8, Rolando Sebelen, Dominican Republic, 4-4, 5,258. 

9, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 4-3-1, 5,257. 

10, Greg Thomas, Irmo, S.C., 5-3, 5,231. 

11, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 5-3, 5,186. 

12, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 5-3, 5,153. 

13, Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., 4-4, 5,134. 

14, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 4-3-1, 5,124. 

15, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 4-3-1, 5,112. 

16, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 5-3, 5,107. 

17, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 3-5, 5,098. 

18, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 6-2, 5,087. 

19, (tie) Tom Baker, King, N.C., 4-4, and John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 4-4, 5,048. 

21, Keith Lesko, Prosper, Texas, 1-7, 5,023. 

22, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 3-4-1, 5,017. 

23, n-Michael Kereluk, Warren, Mich., 2-6, 5,009. 

24, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 3-5, 4,983. 

25, Peter Knopp, Germany, 2-6, 4,966. 

26, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 2-6, 4,923. 

27, Scott Greiner, Sunrise Beach, Mo., 2-6, 4,898. 

28, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 2-6, 4,896. 

29, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 2-6, 4,824. 

30, Tony Rodriguez Jr., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 3-5, 4,818.

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PBA60 Dick Weber Championship, presented by 900 Global
Pro Bowl West in Fort Wayne, Ind., United States (Aug. 14-16, 2018)
Champion: Ron Mohr of Las Vegas, Nev.

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Ron Mohr Strikes Out in 10th Frame of Title Match to Win PBA60 Dick Weber Championship

by jschneider  |  Thursday, August 16, 1:05 PM

Ron Mohr Strikes Out in 10th Frame of Title Match to Win PBA60 Dick Weber Championship

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – PBA Hall of Famer and Fort Wayne native Ron Mohr won all four stepladder finals matches and threw three strikes in the 10th frame of the title match to win the PBA60 Dick Weber Championship presented by 900 Global Thursday at Pro Bowl West.

The 62-year-old Mohr, who qualified fifth for the finals, defeated top qualifier Harry Sullins of Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 237-235, for his second tournament win for players 60 and over. His first came in the 2017 Super Senior Classic.

Sullins, who finished the match first, made a late run finishing with five consecutive strikes and a nine-count which forced Mohr to get the first two strikes and at least nine on his fill ball in the 10th to win.

“I felt really confident on the right lane so I wasn’t worried about that,” said Mohr, who bowled his 10th frame on the right lane. “The left lane was the challenge and I found myself having to make a number of adjustments. I just had to read and react, stay in the moment and keep telling myself to stay slow.”

It was Mohr’s second senior win of the season after winning the PBA50 Northern California Classic in May for his 10th PBA50 Tour title. Sullins, a three-time PBA50 Tour winner, was trying for his first national senior title since winning the 2011 Senior Lake County Open.

Mohr found himself dangerously close to elimination more than once in the tournament. He started the tournament 44th after the first qualifying round and scrambled to make the cut to match play finishing second round qualifying in 25th after dropping as low as 31st. He then had to win his position round match in the final game of match play Thursday morning to take the fifth qualifying spot for the finals.

“I’ve made a lot of comebacks in a tournament for a good finish or to win but this one ranks right at the top,” said Mohr, who now makes his home in Las Vegas. “I don’t recall ever being on the brink of being eliminated as much as I was in this tournament.

“It’s a spectacular way to wrap up the season in a season where I accomplished way more than I thought I would,” he added. “This is extra special because I grew up here.”

Mohr, who earned his third consecutive PBA60 Player of the Year award, started the finals with a 288-215 win over No. 4 qualifier Christopher Keane of Cape Coral, Fla., who was trying for his first national senior title.

Mohr then went on to beat No. 3 qualifier, PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss of Centennial, Colo., who turned 60 earlier this month to become eligible for the Dick Weber Championship, 249-212, in the second match.

In the semifinal, Mohr beat PBA50 Tour veteran Sammy Ventura of Syracuse, N.Y., also trying for his first senior title, 224-184, to advance to the title match against Sullins.

The Dick Weber Championship was streamed live on PBA Xtra Frame on Flobowling now featuring multiple streams. Next on the Xtra Frame calendar is the PBA Tour’s Xtra Frame Gene Carter Pro Shop Classic Aug. 18-19. For subscription information visit www.flobowling.com.

PBA60 DICK WEBER CHAMPIONSHIP

Presented by 900 Global

Pro Bowl West, Fort Wayne, Ind., Thursday

Final Standings:

1, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, $7,500

2, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., $4,000.

3, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., $2,500.

4, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., $2,000.

5, Chris Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., $1,750.

Stepladder Results:

Match One – Mohr def. Keane, 288-215

Match Two – Mohr def. Voss, 249-212.

Semifinal Match – Mohr def. Ventura, 224-184.

Championship Match – Mohr def. Sullins, 237-235.

FOURTH ROUND RESULTS (after 26 games. Top five advance to stepladder finals. Includes match play record and total pinfall including bonus pins)

1, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 8-4, 6,500. 

2, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 9-3, 6,447. 

3, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 9-2-1, 6,327. 

4, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 8-4, 6,226. 

5, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 8-4, 6,180. 

6, n-Leroy Johnson, Chicago, 8-4, 6,167, $1,600. 

7, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 6-6, 6,157, $1,500. 

8, Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 7-5, 6,089, $1,450. 

9, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 7-5, 6,084, $1,400. 

10, Ed Silva, Manteca, Calif., 8-4, 6,066, $1,350. 

11, Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 7-5, 6,003, $1,300. 

12, (tie) Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 5-7, 6,001, and Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 7-5, 6,001, $1,238. 

14, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 6-6, 5,985, $1,200. 

15, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 7-5, 5,954, $1,175. 

16, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 6-6, 5,947, $1,150. 

17, n-Julius Mickel, Omaha, Neb., 6-6, 5,922, $1,140. 

18, n-Ed Austreng, Wterford, Mich., 9-3, 5,909, $1,130. 

19, n-Gary Kinyon, Lockport, N.Y., 7-5, 5,857, $1,120. 

20, Sam Maccarone, Williamstown, N.J., 6-6, 5,854, $1,110. 

21, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 7-5, 5,823, $1,105. 

22, Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 4-8, 5,817, $1,100. 

23, Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 5-7, 5,754, $1,095. 

24, James Storts, Westfield, Ind., 4-7-1, 5,743, $1,090. 

25, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 5-7, 5,721, $1,085. 

26, Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 4-8, 5,713, $1,080. 

27, Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 3-9, 5,701, $1,075. 

28, John DiSantis, Wilmington, Del., 4-8, 5,694, $1,070. 

29, n-Gus Yannaras, Greenfield, Wis., 3-9, 5,642, $1,065. 

30, Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 3-9, 5,619, $1,060. 

31, Phillip Moros, Lombard, Ill., 4-8, 5,588, $1,055. 

32, Mark Everette, Aliquippa, Pa., 1-11, 5,414, $1,050.

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2018 PBA50 Tour #13
PBA50 Storm Invitational
Planet Fun Bowling & Entertainment Center in Shallotte,NC, United States (Sep. 28-30, 2018)

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