Dan MacLelland takes first round lead in U.S. Open


    2011-12 PBA 12

    Hopes to become first Canadian to win PBA Tour Title; newly-elected PBA Hall of Famer Jason Couch fires 300

    201112PBADanMacLelland.jpg201112PBABrianKretzer.jpgDan MacLelland (pictured left) has done the imaginary role-playing during practice, dreaming about the day when he'll become the first Canadian citizen to win a Professional Bowlers Association Tour title.

    The 26-year-old Windsor, Ontario, native took the first step toward converting his dream into reality by taking the first round lead in the 69th U.S. Open at Brunswick Zone-Carolier on Tuesday, averaging 238.17 for six games for a six-pin lead over journeyman Brian Kretzer (right) of Dayton, Ohio, 1,429-1,423.

    Newly-elected PBA Hall of Famer Jason Couch of Clermont, Fla., fired a 300 game to close his first round and held onto third place with 1,410 pins. Mike Fagan of Dallas was fourth with 1,403 pins and Joe Ciccone of Buffalo, N.Y., was fifth at 1,374.

    201112PBA05OskuPalermaa3.jpg201112PBA05JasonBelmonte.jpgBesides MacLelland, two more international bowlers are in the top 20 after the first round, two-handers Osku Palermaa (left), Finland, and Jason Belmonte (right), Australia, Palermaa, who has won the PBA World Championship, the first "major" of the season, was in 16th place with 1,309. Belmonte, who has won three titles during the PBA World Series of Bowling, was 19th with 1,294. Missy Parkin, Lake Forest, Calif., was the best woman in the field in 25th place with 1,280.

    201112PBANormDuke.jpgDefending champion Norm Duke (left) of Clermont, Fla., finished with 1,225 pins and sat in 59th place.

    MacLelland, who is bowling in only his second full-time season as a PBA Tour player, has established himself as a top contender to win his first title, and he has been particularly impressive in some of the Tour's most demanding tournaments.

    In late January, the three-time Collegiate Bowler of the Year finished fourth in the Alka-Seltzer Plus Liquid Gels United States Bowling Congress Masters, one of the Tour's four major championship. During the 2010-11 season, he recorded sixth-place finishes in two other majors, the U.S. Open and the PBA Tournament of Champions.

    "I like tough tournaments," the former Saginaw Valley (Mich.) State University star said. "There's more emphasis on making good shots. Today, you had to get the ball into the air. The front part of the lanes got pretty dry, but I made the right ball choices and decisions, and everything worked out.

    201011PBA04DanMacLelland2.jpg"Throughout my collegiate career, we had to loft the ball on a weekly basis. We haven't had to do that so much this year because there has been more oil on the front part of the lanes, but I was kinda scared coming into this week knowing we'd have to get the ball into the air, and I had to convince myself I could do it."

    MacLelland (right) is aware that a Canadian has never won a PBA Tour title, and that has only fueled his drive.

    "It's always in the back of my mind," he said. "I've been knocking on the door. I've been fine-tuning my game to get me to the point where I'll have that chance. For me, the hurdle is winning a match on TV. I think once I get past that, it'll be a little easier.

    "Last year I made TV for the U.S. Open, but I was nervous. I can't hide it. The other times I've lost on TV it was a matter of getting experience, learning what ball to use, how to handle the lights. But the U.S. Open is the U.S. Open. It's the most prestigious tournament we have. To make it to TV the first time I bowled in it gave me a sense that I belong here and good things are yet to come."

    201011PBAJasonCouch.jpgMacLelland fired games of 209, 246, 206, 247, 255 and 266 to hold off the 45-year-old Kretzer, a 12-year PBA Tour veteran who owns one title.

    Couch (left), a 16-time PBA titlist, was as surprised as anyone in the building by his performance Tuesday because the U.S. Open hasn't been kind to him over the years.

    "I've struggled in the U.S. Open. Mightily," he said. "It's probably because it's the one tournament I've wanted to win more than any other. I finished second at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn., back in 1999 (he lost in the title match to Bob Learn Jr., 231-215), and that's one I'll never forget.

    "This tournament is so hard. You gear yourself mentally, but it just drains you, especially if you don't have much success over a few years."

    Just a week after learning he had been elected to the PBA Hall of Fame, the usually intense Couch was uncharacteristically laid back during his opening round.

    "I'm more relaxed these days. I know I'm on the downside of my career," the 42-year-old left-hander said. "I'm not expecting or asking so much of myself. I'm more patient. Five, 10 years ago, I would have demanded a good block out of the gate for myself, but I had no high expectations coming in the door this morning.

    "I think I was more shocked than anyone with that 300 game," he grinned. "I've been throwing one or two bad shots every game the past few weeks, but today I just bore down and focused."

    The 69th U.S. Open concludes Sunday, Feb. 26, with a four-player stepladder final televised live on ESPN at 3 p.m. Eastern. First prize is $60,000.

    The entire field of 394 will bowl two more six-game qualifying rounds Wednesday and Thursday. The top 98 players after 18 games will advance to a nine-game cashers' round Friday morning. After a total of 27 games, the top 24 will advance to three eight-game round robin match play rounds Friday evening and Saturday to decide the four stepladder finalists.

    All preliminary rounds leading up to Sunday's ESPN finals are being webcast live on the PBA's exclusive online bowling channel, Xtra Frame.


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    69th U.S. Open - First Round Results

    Players with position, hometown and 6-game total

    1, Dan MacLelland, Canada, 1,429
    2, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 1,423
    3, Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 1,410
    4, Mike Fagan, Dallas, 1,403
    5, Joe Ciccone, Buffalo, N.Y., 1,374
    6, Ron Nelson Jr., Bridgeview, Ill., 1,361
    7, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 1,341
    8, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 1,339
    9, Anthony LaCaze, Melrose Park, Ill., 1,322
    10, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 1,321
    11, Matthew O'Grady, South Amboy, N.J., 1,320
    12, Shannon Buchan, Waterloo, Iowa, 1,316
    13 (tie), Stephen Haas, Enola, Pa., and Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 1,313
    15, Rusty Thomsen, Morgan, N.J., 1,310
    16, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 1,309
    17, P.J. Sonday, Luzerne, Pa., 1,304
    18, Bill O'Neill, Southampton, Pa., 1,301
    19, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 1,294
    20, Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., 1,291
    21, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 1,289
    22 (tie), Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., and Josh Blanchard, Gilbert, Ariz., 1,283
    24, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 1,281
    25, Missy Parkin, Lake Forest, Calif., 1,280
    26, John Janawicz, Winter Haven, Fla., 1,279
    27 (tie), Michael Steil, Wheeling, Ill.; Wayne Porr, Hamburg, Pa., and Rhino Page, Dade City, Fla., 1,276
    30, Jesse Buss, Wichita, Kan., 1,271
    31, Steve Rogers, Manteno, Ill., 1,270
    32, John Szczerbinski, North Tonawanda, N.Y., 1,264
    33 (tie), Tom Baker, King, N.C., and John Briggs, Warwick, N.Y., 1,256
    35, Paul Gibson, Brunswick, Ohio, 1,253
    36 (tie), Daniel Farish, Louisville, Ky., and David Stouffer, Fort Myers, Fla., 1,252
    38 (tie), Brian Valenta, Lockport, Ill., and Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 1,249
    40 (tie), Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela; Adam Chase, Seaford, N.Y., and Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,247
    43 (tie), Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel, Fla., and Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 1,245
    45 (tie), Kurt Pilon, Warren, Mich., and Carleton Chambers, Detroit, 1,239
    47, Michael Haugen Jr., Carefree, Ariz., 1,238
    48 (tie), Christopher Blackmore, Fairfax, Va.; Dom Barrett, England, and Dan Furman, Amsterdam, N.Y., 1,237
    51, John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,236
    52 (tie), Greg Ostrander, Freehold, N.J., and Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, 1,233
    54 (tie), Rob Gotterbarn, Garden City South, N.Y.; Stephen Pavlinko, Sewell, N.J., and Billy Pautz, St. Peter, Minn., 1,230
    57, Kevin Brophy, Oakhurst, N.J., 1,228
    58, Joshua Berry, Glasgow, Ky., 1,227
    59, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 1,225
    60 (tie), Scott Newell, Deland, Fla., and Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,223
    62 (tie), Ken Yokobosky, Fredon, N.J.; Anthony Colosimo, Pembroke Pines, Fla., and Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 1,222
    65, Jimmy Cook, Indianapolis, 1,220
    66, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 1,219
    67 (tie), Darren Andretta, New Hyde Park, N.Y., and Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, 1,216
    69, Chris Lawson, Parker, Colo., 1,215
    70, Patrick Girard, Canada, 1,211
    71, Chad Hastings, Greenwood, Del., 1,210
    72, Dale Coleman, High Springs, Fla., 1,209
    73, Ken Simard, Greenville, S.C., 1,208
    74 (tie), Paul Pinto, Philadelphia, and Jason Freeman, Maple Shade, N.J., 1,207
    76, John Furey, East Windsor, N.J., 1,205
    77, David Canady, Germany, 1,204
    78 (tie), Eddie Graham, Centerville, Ohio; Brandon Tarabek, Cleveland Hts., Ohio; Gary Faulkner, Memphis, Tenn., and Juhani Tonteri, Finland, 1,203
    82, Lee Vanderhoef, Greenville, S.C., 1,202
    83, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1,200
    84 (tie), T.J. Schmidt, Osceola, Ind., and Chris Kramer, Richlandtown, Pa., 1,199
    86, Stephen Dieter, Bowmanstown, Pa., 1,198
    87, Fero Williams, Fairfield, Ohio, 1,195
    88, Robert Butler Jr., Staten Island, N.Y., 1,194
    89, Jake Peters, Decatur, Ill., 1,192
    90, Richard Rathjen Jr., Naples, Fla., 1,191
    91, William Guszczo, Orland Park, Ill., 1,189
    92, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 1,188
    93, Brad Kemp, Allentown, Pa., 1,185
    94 (tie), Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., and Jason Stadtler, Cherry Hill, N.J., 1,184
    96 (tie), Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C.; Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., and Joe Goldstein Sr., Hayward, Calif., 1,183
    99 (tie), George Branham III, Indianapolis, and Kenneth Lane, Rosedale, Md., 1,182
    101 (tie), Brian LeClair, Athens, N.Y., and Mika Koivuniemi, Finland, 1,180
    103, Kamron Doyle, Brentwood, Tenn., 1,179
    104, Scott Lavy, Troy, Mo., 1,178
    105 (tie), Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., and Frank Guccione, Castle Rock, Colo., 1,177
    107, Ray Struck, Orland Park, Ill., 1,176
    108, Jon Van Hees, Charlestown, R.I., 1,173
    109 (tie), George Kruse, Clifton, N.J., and Tommy Dakouvanos, Belford, N.J., 1,172
    111 (tie), Rob Sperling, Livingston, N.J.; Tim McAuliffe, Staten Island, N.Y., and Storm DeVincent, Westford, Mass., 1,171
    114, Mitch Beasley, Clarksville, Tenn., 1,170
    115, Alex Aguiar, N. Dartmouth, Mass., 1,169
    116 (tie), Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., and Dave Wodka, Henderson, Nev., 1,168
    118, Matt Gasn, Laurel, Md., 1,167
    119, Justin Bychkowski, Newtown, Conn., 1,166
    120 (tie), Glenn Smith, New York, and Vinny D'Ambrosio III, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,164
    122, James Fielder, Murray, Ky., 1,162
    123 (tie), Edward Bienvenue, Edison, N.J., and Lanndyn Carnate, Glendale, Ariz., 1,160
    125 (tie), B.J. Moore III, Apex, N.C., and E.J. Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 1,159
    127 (tie), Jason Sterner, McDonough, Ga.; Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, and Brian Himmler, Cincinnati, 1,158
    130, Walter Williams Jr., Lodi, N.J., 1,156
    131, Aaron Williams, Pennsauken, N.J., 1,155
    132, Kenny Ryan, Ocean, N.J., 1,154
    133, Tony Ament, Monroe, N.J., 1,153
    134, Sylvain Brisson, Canada, 1,152
    135, Ron Hurt, Fairfax, Va., 1,151
    136, Liz Johnson, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 1,150
    137 (tie), Sean Riccardi, Piscataway, N.J.; Andres Gomez, Colombia, and Cory Nichols, Hudson Falls, N.Y., 1,148
    140, Matt Taylor, Knightdale, N.C., 1,147
    141 (tie), Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, and Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 1,145
    143, Eric Cornog, Cherry Hill, N.J., 1,143
    144, Duane Kilts, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1,141
    145, Michelle Arrington, Philadelphia, 1,140
    146, Ernest Lukacs Jr., Manville, N.J., 1,139
    147 (tie), Shane Companion, Barre, Vt., and David Kilts, New York, 1,138
    149, Corey Husted, Milwaukie, Ore., 1,137
    150 (tie), Bernard Vandermeersch, France; Andrew Burke, St. Clair Shores, Mich., and Kevin Williams, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1,136
    153, Joel Larche, Canada, 1,133
    154 (tie), Martin Larsen, Sweden; Frankie Calca, Elmont, N.Y., and Michael Fontenot, Hampton, Va., 1,132
    157, Russell Wiltsey, Hamilton, N.J., 1,131
    158 (tie), David Carroll, Carbondale, Pa.; PJ Haggerty, Roseville, Calif.; Carlos Nieves, New York; Jaime Gonzalez, Colombia, and Joseph Schuld, Farmingdale, N.J., 1,130
    163 (tie), Stuart Williams, England; Robert Mockenhaupt, Rutherford, N.J., and Sean McAuliffe, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,129
    166 (tie), Jeff Schrum, Cherryville, N.C.; Art Swain Jr., Philadelphia, and Patrick Donohoe Jr., Hampstead, N.H., 1,128
    169, Mike Dole, Chicago, 1,127
    170 (tie), John Nolen, Waterford, Mich.; Chad Reiffer, Kentwood, Mich., and Wayne Garber, Modesto, Calif., 1,126
    173 (tie), Diante Fields, Mount Royal, N.J., and Bryan Paul, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1,125
    175 (tie), Craig LeMond, Jasper, Ind.; Fran Luzzi, Port Jervis, N.Y., and Kimmo Lehtonen, Finland, 1,123
    178 (tie), Gregory Krumnow, Vickery, Ohio, and Mark Cornelius, Peru, Ind., 1,121
    180, Stephen Hardy, Manchester, N.H., 1,120
    181 (tie), Chico Santiago, Tuckahoe, N.Y., and Chad Roberts, Reynoldsburg, Ohio, 1,119
    183 (tie), A.J. Johnson, Oswego, Ill., and Tyler Armour, Barre, Vt., 1,118
    185 (tie), Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind., and Ron Dixon, Boynton Beach, Fla., 1,117
    187 (tie), Jason Baker, Sharon Springs, N.Y.; Manuel Otalora, Colombia; Clint Dacy, Fort Worth, Texas, and Alex Cavagnaro, Massapequa, N.Y., 1,116
    191 (tie), Connor Pickford, Charlotte, N.C.; Jose Marte, Elmwood Park, N.J., and Terry Krawec, Canada, 1,114
    194 (tie), Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, and Gaetano Sereno, Ridgewood, N.Y., 1,113
    196 (tie), Charles Anderson, Sloatsburg, N.Y.; Kasey Normandin, Canada, and Diandra Asbaty, Chicago, 1,111
    199 (tie), Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., and Taylor Swartz, Windsor, N.Y., 1,108
    201 (tie), Travis Celmer, Wernersville, Pa., and Keith Goldberg, Yonkers, N.Y., 1,107
    203 (tie), Brian Robinson, Morgantown, W.Va., and Austin Boulds, Cereal Springs, Ill., 1,106
    205, Greg Rottengen, Washington, N.J., 1,103
    206 (tie), Drew Balta, Swisher, Iowa, and David Rosengarten, Gardendale, Ala., 1,102
    208, Michael Favor III, Bayville, N.J., 1,101
    209 (tie), Douglas Tonucci, Waldorf, Md., and Sean Wilson, Hawthorn Woods, Ill., 1,100
    211 (tie), Vincent Balisky, Elmhurst, N.Y.; Scott Norton, Costa Mesa, Calif.; Joe Krajkovich, North Brunswick, N.J., and Alain Bouchard, Canada, 1,099
    215 (tie), Gregory Matera, Staten Island, N.Y., and Marcelo Suartz, Brazil, 1,098
    217, Nicolas Forestier, France, 1,097
    218 (tie), Matthew Zasowski, Buffalo, N.Y.; Ryan Branson, Bordentown, N.J., and Tatu Lehtonen, Finland, 1,095
    221 (tie), Michael Santonastaso, Lebanon, N.J.; Raymond Johnston Jr., Leonardtown, Md.; Eric Vanderford, Brooklyn, N.Y., and Sean Rangel, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 1,093
    224 (tie), Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa; Scott Santos, Quakertown, Pa., and Scott Salem, Oradell, N.J., 1,093
    228 (tie), Jim Rogers, Brick, N.J., and Paul Bober, Morton Grove, Ill., 1,092
    230, Joseph Auger, Newburgh, N.Y., 1,090
    231 (tie), Justin Sloan, Fair Lawn, N.J.; Alexander Marx, Toms River, N.J., and Tim Panek, Randolph, N.J., 1,088
    234, Noel Pabilonia, Jersey City, N.J., 1,086
    235, Joaquim Fernandes, France, 1,085
    236 (tie), Michael Markis, Hawley, Pa., and Chris Deemer, Hamilton, N.J., 1,084
    238 (tie), Jeremy Boyer, Desloge, Mo., and Justin Warhol, Sound Beach, N.Y., 1,083
    240 (tie), Armando Santacruz, Ecuador and Jimmy Clark, Corinna, Maine., 1,080
    242 (tie), Todd Klinko, Oil City, Pa., and Chris Forry, Bridgeport, Conn., 1,079
    244, Brett Spangler, Niles, Ohio, 1,078
    245 (tie), Jason Lowery, Baltimore; Jim Dilyard, Burbank, Ohio; Melissa Kammerer, Staten Island, N.Y.; Frankie Mazzella, Staten Island, N.Y., and Michael Ahlquist, Sweden, 1,077
    250, Chris Fisher, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1,075
    251 (tie), Stephen Habel, Dubuque, Iowa, and Andrew Graff, Las Vegas, 1,073
    253 (tie), Michael Robey, Morrisville, Pa.; Michael Cimba, Monroeville, Pa.; Brandon Boyer, Hudson Falls, N.Y., and Daniel Dunleavy, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,072
    257, Jonathan Sellers, Stratford, Conn., 1,071
    258 (tie), Chris Thornhill, Salisbury, Md., and Billy Asbury, Odenton, Md., 1,070
    260, Ryan Friend, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,068
    261 (tie), Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., and David Simard, Canada, 1,067
    263, Deric Morris, Warner Robins, Ga., 1,066
    264 (tie), Jack Pieraccini, Pittsfield, Mass., and Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 1,065
    266 (tie), Toney Nelson, North Branford, Conn., and Anthony Colangelo, Helmetta, N.J., 1,064
    268 (tie), Jeremy Hunt, Sikeston, Mo.; Mike Rose Jr., West Henrietta, N.Y., and Mike Deckelman, Milford, Del., 1,063
    271, Greg Stahora, West Hazelton, Pa., 1,060
    272, Brian Lake, Warren, Mich., 1,059
    273, Michael McCord, Bayonne, N.J., 1,058
    274, Richard Horsley, Morrisville, N.C., 1,057
    275, Larry Del Vecchio, Chalfont, Pa., 1,055
    276, Charles Harris, Macungie, Pa., 1,052
    277, Kevin Bandrowski, Lancaster, Pa., 1,051
    278 (tie), Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J.; Sun Kim, Flushing, N.Y., and Kirk Trahan, Houma, La., 1,050
    281 (tie), John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., and Robert Wade, Winter Springs, Fla., 1,049
    283 (tie), Shane Holbert, Clifton Heights., Pa.; Brandon Robertson, Clinton, Conn.; Gary Smalling, Johnson City, Tenn., and Nicole Toto, Piscataway, N.J., 1,048
    287, Michael Ciardulli Jr., Valley Stream, N.Y., 1,047
    288 (tie), Cedric Anthor, France; Ken Karamichael, Somerset, N.J., and Ryan Funk, Midlothian, Ill., 1,046
    291 (tie), Keith DeCambra, Quincy, Mass., and Dave Martorella, Meriden, Conn., 1,045
    293 (tie), Chris Blaison, Newburgh, N.Y., and Tim West, Easton, Conn., 1,044
    295, Logan Klinge, Dubuque, Iowa, 1,041
    296 (tie), Kevin Cartier, Beverly, N.J.; Robert Fusik III, Hamilton, N.J., and James Wallace, Hicksville, N.Y., 1,040
    299, Michael Healy, Yonkers, N.Y., 1,039
    300 (tie), Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., and Paul Lemond, Jasper, Ind., 1,037
    302 (tie), Michael Machuga, Erie, Pa., and Joseph Truchan Jr., Ringwood, N.J., 1,036
    304, Corey Kistner, Decatur, Ill., 1,035
    305, Billy Bertuch III, Yonkers, N.Y., 1,034
    306, Judge Abruzzese, Bronx, N.Y., 1,033
    307, Eddie Torres, Port Ewen, NY, 1,032
    308, Steven Arehart, Chesapeake, Va., 1,030
    309 (tie), Yves Crouzat, France, and Pierre-Luc Larouche, Canada, 1,029
    311, Ethan Gray, North East, Md., 1,026
    312, Wayne Bolin, Lumberton, N.C., 1,021
    313 (tie), Frank Bellavia Jr., Niagara Falls, N.Y., and Marty Kirsten Jr., Greentown, Pa., 1,020
    315, Ed Rabbitt, Norwalk, Conn., 1,019
    316, Andrew Wojcik, Doylestown, Pa., 1,018
    317, Michael Dutkiewicz, Nicholson, Pa., 1,016
    318, Eric Page Sr., Templeton, Mass., 1,015
    319 (tie), Philip Karl, Jackson, Ohio; David Knight Jr., Folcroft, Pa., and Thomas McLane, Lusby, Md., 1,014
    322, Chris Tomlinson, Franklin, Tenn., 1,012
    323, Robert Brownie, Richmond, Va., 1,009
    324, Jonathan Glattstein, North Bergen, N.J., 1,008
    325 (tie), Sylvie LaLancette, Canada; Adam Monks, Conway, S.C., and Mark McNear, Altamonte Springs, Fla., 1,007
    328 (tie), Christopher Lee, Brooklyn, N.Y., and Chris Helton, Fountain, Colo., 1,003
    330, Jean Marie Gaudin, France, 1,002
    331 (tie), David Zeitz, Philadelphia; Johnathan Bower, Middletown, Pa., and David Perry, Fairfield, Maine., 1,001
    334, M. Humphrey, Cape Girardeau, Mo., 1,000
    335 (tie), Brian DiCicco, Agawam, Mass., and Al Giolat, Florissant, Mo., 999
    337 (tie), John Touhey, Miamisburg, Ohio, and Steven Maruffi, Brooklyn, N.Y., 998
    339, John Brown, Dexter, Mo., 996
    340 (tie), Richard Page II, Hillsborough, N.J., and Lawrence King, Billerica, Mass., 994
    342, Frank Gray Jr., North East, Md., 993
    343, Jerry Bohlman, Milton, Fla., 988
    344, Leon Platt, Summerville, S.C., 987
    345 (tie), Shaun English, Lebanon, Pa., and Jason Phillips, Greenwood, Ind., 986
    347, Maverick Mackovic, Oak Ridge, N.C., 984
    348, Devin Golden, Bethlehem, Pa., 983
    349, Chris Knappenberger, Slatington, Pa., 982
    350, Bradley Branam, Bloomington, Ind., 981
    351, Chris Boyd, Brick, N.J., 979
    352, Chris Riolo, Springfield, N.J., 976
    353, Matt Russo, Millstone Township, N.J., 974
    354, Thomas Grunwald, Astoria, N.Y., 973
    355, Mike Carmean, Georgetown, Del., 971
    356, Brian Crater, Hudson, Mich., 969
    357, Brian Sulzbach, Levittown, N.Y., 968
    358, Amanda Warren, Naperville, Ill., 964
    359, Daniel Gassera, Port Charlotte, Fla., 962
    360, J Marc Rougelin, France, 956
    361, Minh-Duc Le, France, 955
    362, Kevin Dziuba, Howell, N.J., 948
    363 (tie), Christopher Keane, New City, N.Y., and Jason Wilt, San Diego, 946
    365, Daniel Eremias, Edison, N.J., 945
    366 (tie), Chris Liotta, Dix Hills, N.Y., and Giovanny Jimenez, Plainsboro, N.J., 943
    368, Bryan Eaton, Wyoming, Mich., 942
    369, David Fantl, Springfield, N.J., 937
    370, Greg Flood, Philadelphia, 936
    371 (tie), Cyril Assie, France, and Matt Vancil, Dexter, Mo., 935
    373, Ralph Ehrlich, N.Massapequa, N.Y., 933
    374, Joel Eyssen, Manville, N.J., 932
    375 (tie), Thomas VanGorden, Hamilton, N.J., and Richard Ayers, Union, N.J., 931
    377 (tie), Anssi Valtonen, Finland, and Michael Shaw, Maple Shade, N.J., 926
    379, Domenico Curra, Mahopac, N.Y., 923
    380, Steve Wilstein, Boston, 910
    381, Shane Cunningham, Claryville, N.Y., 907
    382, Mike Gossman, Emmaus, Pa., 903
    383, Michael LoBianco, Brick, N.J., 897
    384, Michael Sucena, Philadelphia, 881
    385 (tie), Emmanuel Rigas, Trenton, N.J., and Beau Geier, Watertown, S.D., 866
    387, Greg Eskow, Syosset, N.Y., 848
    388, Steven Landry, Oakville, Conn., 841
    389, Aaron Knoll, Plainview, N.Y., 829
    390, Kevin Junice, Old Bridge, N.J., 828
    391, Christopher Gillette, Scotia, N.Y., 804
    392, Roy Cadoo Jr., Matawan, N.J., 795
    393, Robert French, Warner Robins, Ga., 790
    394, Joseph Gentile, Huntington Station, N.Y., 765

    300 game – Jason Couch