The inaugural Professional Bowlers Association World Series of Bowling got off to a wild start Thursday, but in the end Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr.
(left) of Ocala, Fla., stood on the top rung for the stepladder finals of the Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour Motor City Open. In the stepladder finals will be held Saturday, Sept. 5, at Thunderbowl Lanes
in nearby Allen Park for broadcast of ESPN on Sunday, Nov. 1, at 1 p.m.
Eastern, the 45-time PBA champion will meet,Chris Barnes
, Hall of Famer Pete Weber, Tommy Jones
and Bill Oâ€™Neill
. Weber defeated Finlandâ€™s two-hander Osku Palermaa, 258-205, in the position round, to knock Palermaa out of the finals.