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John Dudak takes first round lead at PBA60 Dick Weber Championship

2016PBA50JohnDudakJohn Dudak of Orland Park, Ill., a journeyman player on the PBA50 Tour, averaged 240 for six games to take the first round lead in the PBA60 Dick Weber Championship presented by Hammer Thursday at Pro Bowl West in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Dudak topped a field of 105 players, ages 60 and older, with a 1,442 pinfall total bowling games of 245, 258, 268, 234, 199 and 238. He holds a narrow two-pin lead over local player Bob Shank of Fort Wayne, Ind., who finished second with 1,440.

“Being able to bowl pretty much full time this year I’ve really learned how to make adjustments faster and with more confidence,” Dudak said. “You can never assume anything and if something’s not working you need to make a quick change.”

The 62-year-old Dudak, who has competed on the PBA50 Tour since turning 50, made the commitment to bowl full time this year and has been rewarded with eight cashes in eight tournaments.

“I don’t have a lot of big titles but we’ll see if this good start can lead to something big here,” said Dudak, who works as an automotive parts sales manager when not competing in PBA events.

Dudak’s best finish on the PBA50 Tour was 14th in the 2011 PBA Senior Lake County Open and he has several runner-up finishes in PBA regional competition.

The PBA60 Dick Weber Championship is one of two tournaments conducted during the PBA50 Tour season that is limited to players who are 60 and older. The other tournament open to 60-and-over players is the USBC Super Senior Classic.

Rounding out the top five after the first round were Chuck Richardson, The Villages, Fla., 1,421; Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,398, and Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 1,395.

The entire field returns to bowl another six-game qualifying round Friday morning which will determine the top 32 players who will advance to match play Friday afternoon. After the second round of match play Saturday morning, the top five will be determined for the stepladder finals scheduled Saturday afternoon at noon.

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PBA60 Dick Weber Championship – First Round Standings

Players with position, hometown and 6-game total; n-denotes non-member

1, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,442
2, Bob Shank, Fort Wayne, Ind., 1,440
3, Chuck Richardson, The Villages, Fla., 1,421
4, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,398
5, Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 1,395
6, Don Sylvia, Daytona Beach, Fla., 1,387
7, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 1,370
8, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,357
9, n-John Weltzien, Wellington, Fla., 1,341
10, Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 1,340
11, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 1,326
12, Edward Szklarski, Lockport, Ill, 1,323
13, n-Robert Reeder Jr., Bellefonte, Pa., 1,321
14, Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 1,320
15, (tie) Chris Fedden, Albany, N.Y., and Warren Nelson, Middleburg, Fla., 1,305
17, Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,304
18, n-Gary Kinyon, Lockport, N.Y., 1,297
19, (tie) n-Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., and n-Charlie Gadd, Lake Worth, Fla., 1,296
21, Edward Roberts, Braintree, Mass., 1,293
22, n-Gene Vincent, Decatur, Ill., 1,292
23, (tie) Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., and George Miller III, Grand Rapids, Mich., 1,288
25, n-Fred McClain, Allen Park, Mich., 1,286
26, (tie) George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C., Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., and n-George Hall, Genoa, Ill., 1,284
29, (tie) Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, and Larry Zacharias, Naperville, Ill., 1,281
31, Ron Boroff, Mansfield, Texas, 1,278
32, n-Frank Cascio, Tonawanda, N.Y., 1,274
33, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 1,271
34, (tie) Bill Nichols, Bella Vista, Calif., and Mitchell Vernon, Olympia, Wash., 1,268
36, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,263
37, Michael Truitt, New Port Richey, Fla., 1,261
38, n-John Henry Jr., Ft Wayne, Ind, 1,259
39, n-David Clark, Clinton, Okla., 1,257
40, (tie) Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., and Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 1,255
42, (tie) Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, and Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 1,253
44, (tie) Sam Maccarone, Blackwood, N.J., and Bob Caruso, Dayton, N.J., 1,250
46, (tie)n-Steve Kiss, Clackamas, Ore., and Dick Gran, Hartville, Ohio, 1,249
48, James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 1,245
49, Bill Hewlett, Las Vegas, Nev., 1,242
50, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,236
51, Richard Hunt, Valparaiso, Ind., 1,235
52, Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 1,228
53, Bob Heath Sr., Grand Junction, Iowa, 1,225
54, John Younger, Winston-Salem, N.C., 1,223
55, Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,222
56, Robert Flaws, Chicago Ridge, Ill., 1,221
57, Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 1,220
58, (tie) Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, and n-Dick Selgo, Archbold, Ohio, 1,218
60, Phillip Moros, Lombard, Ill., 1,215
61, Harv Pallas, Stevensville, Mich., 1,214
62, Dale Eagle, Twin Falls, Idaho, 1,207
63, Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,206
64, Lee Rautenberg, Boynton Beach, Fla., 1,205
65, William Keenan Jr., Orlando, Fla., 1,203
66, n-Peter Minaudo, Chesterfield, Mich., 1,202
67, Tommy Kress, Rochester, N.Y., 1,200
68, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 1,198
69, Daniel Seppa, Madison, Wis., 1,195
70, (tie) Kerry Fulford, Ft. Worth, Texas, and Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wis., 1,194
72, Don Lane, San Francisco, 1,193
73, Sam Perrotta, Newark, Del., 1,192
74, (tie) Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, and Fred Cole, Visalia, Calif., 1,188
76, n-Dennis Illig, North Tonawanda, N.Y., 1,184
77, n-Robert Davis, Annapolis, Md., 1,179
78, n-Ed Austreng, Wterford, Mich., 1,173
79, (tie)Mike Schmid, St. Paul, Minn., and Dave Kangas, Gwinn, Mich., 1,170
81, William Banks, Laurel Hill, N.C., 1,169
82, n-Michael Chapman, Garden City, Mich., 1,164
83, Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 1,162
84, (tie) Pete Gurskis, Orland Park, Ill., and Peter Brainard, Tampa, Fla., 1,157
86, Ross McDonald, Clarksville, Md., 1,152
87, Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 1,150
88, James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn., 1,149
89, Dale Diamond, Chatham, Ill., 1,147
89, n-Victor VanHentenryck, Fort Wayne, Ind., 1,147
91, Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 1,140
92, Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 1,134
93, n-Richard Logan, Indianapolis, Ind., 1,119
94, Allen Meskan, Addison, Ill., 1,090
95, Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,081
96, Bill Idzior, Crown Point, Ind., 1,080
97, Ronald Reitzel, Perrysburg, Ohio, 1,076
98, Robert Donovan, Prattsville, N.Y., 1,075
99, Roy Buckley, Westerville, Ohio, 1,068
100, Mike Moore, Marietta, Ohio, 1,067
101, Dale Holgate, Peninsula, Ohio, 1,058
102, George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 1,053
103, n-Jon McKeever, Marshalltown, Iowa, 1,013
104, Robert Teeters, Lapel, Ind., 996
105, Steven Banks, Leesburg, Va., 630

Author: Herbert Bickel
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