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24th Malta Open Championships
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The USBC and Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer set the pace through the first of the event’s three qualifying rounds at Sam’s Town Bowling Center in Las Vegas, rolling games of 244, 231, 256, 260 and 267 for a 1,258 five-game total Tuesday, while his roommate for the week, John Donovan of Melbourne, Florida, came within one strike of taking the lead later in the day.
Donovan needed to shoot 282 or better in his final game to catch Bohn and started the finale with nine consecutive strikes before leaving back-to-back washouts in the 10th frame for a 272 game and 1,248 total for the day.
Fellow Jackson resident John Petraglia (left), also a USBC and PBA Hall of Famer, finished the day in third place with 1,224. Ernie Segura of Taylor, Michigan, is fourth with 1,205, and Eric Forkel (right) of nearby Henderson, Nevada, is fifth with 1,198.
The leading trio of southpaws each bowled on a different squad Tuesday, with Bohn’s performance coming on the fresh 40-foot USBC Senior Masters lane condition.
“Things ended up being a lot better than I expected going in,” said Bohn, who owns 35 PBA national titles, including the 2001 USBC Masters, and three PBA50 Tour victories.
“I played farther inside yesterday in practice but saw some other lefties playing out and decided to come in today with an open mind and a plan to try some different things in practice. I feel like I have two or three different options, with the main goal being to get all I can for now. It’s like a new event once match play starts.”
Bowling on the final squad of the day gave Donovan a chance to scout the lanes and get an idea of how they were being played through the first 10 games of traffic on the left side. With the lanes only being oiled one time per day, Donovan’s first block came on the double-burn.
“I saw a lot of lefties playing more inside, but I wanted to stay as far left as possible, so I wouldn’t be affected by the right-handers as they moved left throughout the block,” Donovan said.
“I was hoping to get to 50 or 60 over, but I ended up have a good look and figured I could get more. I just never expected it to be as much as it was. I don’t think I doubled in any 10th frames, so that cost me a few more pins. I’m absolutely thrilled right now, though.”
The 50-year-old Donovan, a rookie this year on the PBA50 Tour, already has learned a lot from Bohn this season, having crossed with the hall of famer in his first two Tour stops. That experience definitely helped him Tuesday.
“Bowling with Parker at the first two stops really helped with my nerves and learning what’s happening out there on the lanes,” Donovan said. “I don’t really bowl as much as some of these guys, so talking to Parker and learning from him definitely has made me feel more comfortable.”
The roommates will lead the field of 263 Senior Masters competitors back onto the lanes at Sam’s Town for the second round of qualifying Wednesday with squads taking place at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Eastern.
Qualifying will conclude Thursday, with 15-game pinfall totals determining the 63 bowlers who will join defending champion Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela in the double-elimination match-play bracket.
Monacelli is tied for 12th place after Tuesday’s opening round with a 1,139 total. The USBC and PBA Hall of Famer is guaranteed the No. 64 seed if he falls out of the cut, but he can improve his seeding for match play during qualifying.
All rounds of qualifying and match play are being broadcast live on BowlTV and the five players who advance through the bracket will battle for the title in the stepladder finals Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern.
The Senior Masters is open to USBC members age 50 and older and is the second of two USBC senior tournaments taking place this week in Las Vegas.
Senior Masters bowlers are competing for a $16,000 top prize, while Japan’s Junichi Yajima (right) earned $6,500 for his win at the 2016 International Training and Research Center Super Senior Classic (USBC members age 60 and older) at Sam’s Town over the weekend.
Yajima (right), 70, a 41-time Japan PBA titlist, also is competing at the Senior Masters and is in 30th place after the first round with 1,103.
For more information on the USBC Senior Masters, click here.
Players with position, hometown and 5-game total; a-denotes non-member
1, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,258. 2, John Donovan, Melbourne, Fla., 1,248. 3, John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,224. 4, Ernie Segura, Taylor, Mich., 1,205. 5, Eric Forkel, Henderson, Nev., 1,198. 6, Michael Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 1,164
7, Marv Sargent, Temecula, Calif., 1,162. 8, Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 1,153. 9, Dave Washburn (a), Las Vegas, 1,152. 10, Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., 1,143. 11, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 1,142. 12 (tie), Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, and Bob Learn Jr., Lake Worth, Fla., 1,139
14, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1,136. 15, Noel Vazquez, Sacramento, Calif., 1,133. 16, Joseph Goldstein, San Bruno, Calif., 1,127. 17 (tie), Charles Vashaw (a), Deephaven, Minn., and Dave Arnold, Elk Grove, Calif., 1,126
19, Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 1,122. 20, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 1,120. 21, Steven Brinkman, Sussex, Wis., 1,119. 22, Patrick Shipley (a), Spring Valley, Calif., 1,118. 23, Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., 1,117. 24, Rich Abboud (a), Omaha, Neb., 1,116
25 (tie), Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., and Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 1,115. 27, Darron Peters, Temecula, Calif., 1,114. 28, Robert Davidson (a), Mountlake Terrace, Wash., 1,109. 29, Ross McDonald, Clarksville, Md., 1,105. 30, Junichi Yajima, Japan, 1,103
31, Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, Kan., 1,102. 32, Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., 1,101. 33, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield, Mich., 1,100. 34, Jim Murtishaw, Menifee, Calif., 1,098. 35, Roger Kossert, Lithia, Fla., 1,095. 36 (tie), Sam Maccarone, Blackwood, N.J., and Brian Kretzer, Kettering, Ohio, 1,094
38, Mark Hanken (a), Prineville, Ore., 1,093. 39 (tie), Rick Guined (a), Salem, Ore., and John Parry, Oak Park, Calif., 1,092. 41, John Austin Jr. (a), League City, Texas, 1,089. 42, Terry Leong (a), Henderson, Nev., 1,087
43, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1,086. 44, Sam Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,084. 45, Eddie Graham, Centerville, Ohio, 1,083. 46 (tie), Michael Healy, Yonkers, N.Y., and Robert Brown, Cody, Wyo., 1,081. 48 (tie), Kevin Anderson, Mt. Juliet, Tenn., and Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., 1,078
50, Sam Lantto (a), Eden Prairie, Minn., 1,077. 51, Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 1,076. 52, Joseph Petrovich, Tracy, Calif., 1,075. 53, Steve Anderson, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1,074. 54 (tie), Rob Rice, Sunnyside, Wash., and Henry Dawson (a), Elma, Wash., 1,072
56, Lennie Boresch, Kenosha, Wis., 1,070. 57 (tie), Kurt Bogner (a), Longview, Wash., Ron Mohr, North Las Vegas, Nev., Dick Baker (a), Henderson, Nev., Andy Neuer (a), Lewisburg, Pa., and John West (a), Milwaukie, Ore., 1,069
62 (tie), Scott Greiner, Platte City, Mo., Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, and Michael Klosin (a), Windham, N.H., 1,068. 65, George Szczublewski (a), West Seneca, N.Y., 1,067. 66, Mike Keough, Stockton, Calif., 1,066
67 (tie), Joe Beck, Montgomery, Ala., and Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash., 1,065. 69, Rick Minier, Houston, 1,064. 70, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 1,063. 71, Mark McCreary, Livermore, Calif., 1,059. 72 (tie), David Williams, Omaha, Neb., and Ken Fishman, Lutz, Fla., 1,058
74, Gary Reynolds, Groton, N.Y., 1,057. 75, Jeff Suma Sr., Auburn Hills, Mich., 1,053. 76, David Scardaville, Houston, 1,052. 77, Rick Francis, Linden, Calif., 1,051. 78 (tie), Skip Wolfe, Dixon, Ill., Billy Langford (a), Lone Grove, Okla., James Hansen, Anchorage, Alaska, and Rich Cook, Olympia, Wash., 1,050
82 (tie), Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., Craig Miller, Tracy, Calif., and Doug Becker, Clermont, Fla., 1,049. 85, David Chew, Brentwood, Calif., 1,048.
86 (tie), Ronald Boroff (a), Mansfield, Texas, and Peter Knopp, Germany, 1,047. 88, Jerry Brunette Jr., Rochester, N.Y., 1,046. 89 (tie), Richard Doty (a), Las Vegas, and Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,045
91, John Hough (a), Naples, Fla., 1,044. 92 (tie), Klaus Lischka (a), Germany, and Daniel Miyamoto, Pearl City, Hawaii, 1,043. 94 (tie), Philip Meinke (a), Germany, and Rodney Remmers, Moore, Texas, 1,042. 96, Ronald Cleveland (a), St. Paul, Minn., 1,039
97, David Graber (a), Las Vegas, 1,033. 98, John Masiello (a), Kenmore, N.Y., 1,032. 99 (tie), Alvin Lou (a), El Cajon, Calif., and Chun Bae, Cedarhurst, N.Y., 1,031. 101, P. Gregory Jackson (a), Spring Valley, Calif., 1,030. 102 (tie), Steve Jansson, Barnes, Wis., and Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 1,029
104 (tie), Stephen Kenyon, Dade City, Fla., and Raif Terry, Larned, Kan., 1,028. 106 (tie), Warren Eales, Chandler, Ariz., and Steve Ludwig (a), Breese, Ill., 1,027. 108, Jimmie Pritts (a), Methuen, Mass., 1,026
109 (tie), Michael Karch, Edgewood, Wash., and Robin Romeo, Newhall, Calif., 1,024. 111 (tie), Paul Renteria (a), Henderson, Nev., Roger Taylor, Marshalltown, Iowa, and Pete Thomas, Oklahoma City, 1,023. 114, Michael Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 1,022
115 (tie), Michael Tryniski, Fulton, N.Y., and Steve Wiemer, Springfield, Mo., 1,021. 117 (tie), Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., Doug Hayes, Clarksville, Tenn., and Walter Ray Williams Jr, Oxford, Fla., 1,017. 120, Lineal Floyd (a), Colorado Springs, Colo., 1,016
121, John Weltzien (a), Wellington, Fla., 1,014. 122, Howard Loosbroock (a), Henderson, Nev., 1,011. 123, Norman Spurlock, Kenner, La., 1,010. 124 (tie), Randy Scharf (a), Gillette, Wyo., and Bobby Nelson (a), Las Vegas, 1,009. 126 (tie), Tony Maresca (a), Mesa, Ariz., and Thomas Cook (a), Eagle Point, Ore., 1,008
128, Thomas Ream, Temple Terrace, Fla., 1,006. 129, David Cirigliano, Phoenix, 1,005. 130 (tie), Bruce Lamb (a), Sun City, Ariz., Mark Nance Sr., Grove City, Ohio, and Darrell Wood (a), Corpus Christi, Texas, 1,004
133 (tie) Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, and Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 1,002. 135 (tie), Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., and Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 1,001. 137, Rico Pura (a), S. Lake Tahoe, Calif., 1,000. 138, Howard Partell (a), Las Vegas, 999
139 (tie), Gary Reh, Bullhead City, Ariz., and Charles Cannon, Springs, Fla., 998. 141 (tie), Russ Davies, Las Vegas, Dennis Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., and Lawrie Hill (a), Australia, 997. 144, Phillip Moros, Lombard, Ill., 996
145, Mike Nogle (a), Hillsboro, Ore., 995. 146, Glenn Morgan, Carson City, Nev., 993. 147, Billy Froberg, St. Joseph, Mich., 991. 148, Robert Bures, Mentor, Ohio, 990. 149, Thomas Baker, King, N.C., 988. 150 (tie), Donald Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., and Robert Pohlman (a), Cedar Park, Texas, 986
152, Michael Bouvia (a), Redmond, Ore., 985. 153, Bianca Voelkl-Brandt (a), Germany, 984. 154, Theodore Bogumil (a), Surprise, Ariz., 983. 155, Robert Reed (a), Weed, Calif., 981. 156, Darwin Wimer, Mesquite, Nev., 980
157, Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., 979. 158 (tie), Tim Shirlock, Las Vegas, and Michael Owen, Gainesville, Fla., 978. 160, (tie) Chuck Richardson, The Villages, Fla., and Eddie Katz (a), Lakewood, Calif., 976. 162, Dana Wright, St. Paul, Minn., 973
163, Warren Burr, Wilmington, Del., 972. 164, David Taylor, Largo, Fla., 971. 165, Tommy Martin, Millington, Tenn., 970. 166 (tie), Donald Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., Jay Gneiting (a), Aberdeen, Idaho, Jim Gordin, Modesto, Calif., and Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 968
170, David Dayton, Reno, Nev., 966. 171 (tie), James Martin, Vero Beach, Fla., and Andreas Will (a), Germany, 965. 173 (tie), Jim Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., and Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 963
175, Ron Winger, Las Vegas, 962. 176, Scott Canfield, Mountville, Pa., 959. 177, Sal Bongiorno, Las Vegas, 958. 178, Rich Cutler, Valley Springs, Calif., 956. 179, Samuel Zebelean Jr. (a), St. Joseph, Mo., 954. 180 (tie), Ron Schmidt (a), Whittier, Calif., and James DePlanche, Taylor, Mich., 953
182, Paul Varela (a), Carson, Calif., 952. 183 (tie), Les Shirwindt (a), Las Vegas, and Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 951. 185, Jeff Shaw, Kennesaw, Ga., 950. 186 (tie), Stephen Pavlinko, Sewell, N.J., and Terry Rohrer (a), Fort Wayne, Ind., 949
188, Dick Selgo, Archbold, Ohio, 947. 189 (tie), Kelly O’Driscoll, Herriman, Utah, and Jeff Jamison, Boulder City, Nev., 944. 191 (tie), Marcio Vieira (a), Brazil, and Tracy Teeters, Eugene, Ore., 943
193, Mitch Vernon, Olympia, Wash., 942. 194 (tie), Robert Dillman (a), Bernalillo, N.M., Herbye Mitchell, Granbury, Texas, and Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 940. 197 (tie), Max Shellabarger, Layton, Utah, and Louis Moretti, Las Vegas, 939
199, Joseph Imperatore (a), Port St. Lucie, Fla., 938. 200, Dean Hebner, Vancouver, Wash., 937. 201, Scott Hansel-Farrell, Stockton, Calif., 936. 202 (tie), Charles Anton, Chesterfield, Va., and Jim Montgomery, Byron, Ill., 931. 204, Edgar Gomez, Colombia, 930
205, Jose DeCarvalho Jr. (a), Brazil, 928. 206, James Senatore, Fountain Hills, Ariz., 927. 207, Lloyd Burleson, San Diego, Calif., 926. 208, Edward Roberts, Braintree, Mass., 925. 209, Donald Robinson (a), Houston, 922. 210 (tie), John Younger, Winston Salem, N.C., and Forrest Cole (a), Riverton, Wyo., 919
212, Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 918. 213, Mike Raleigh (a), Clyde, Mich., 917. 214 (tie), Terri Moros, Lombard, Ill., Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., and Warren Blankenship (a), Ardmore, Okla., 914
217, Scott Dobie, Springfield, Ohio, 911. 218, David Bordson, St. Paul, Minn., 910. 219 (tie), Ed Silva, Manteca, Calif., Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., Johnny Manzella (a), McCalla, Ala., and John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 909
223 (tie), William Kaiser, Allen, Texas, and Don Sylvia, Daytona Beach, Fla., 905. 225, Wayne Clark, Locke, N.Y., 903. 226 (tie), Bob Baer (a), Simi Valley, Calif., and Robert Michalojko, Pittsburgh, 902. 228 (tie), Dave Shaw, Sun Prairie, Wis., and James Bryant (a), Miami, 898
230, Robert Michaux, Detroit, 897. 231 (tie), Michael Craig (a), Columbus, Ohio, Dennis Ferguson (a), Bellingham, Wash., and Timothy Myers, Milwaukie, Ore., 895. 234, Carl Nichols, Blaine, Wash., 893
235, Greg Waldon, Sun City West, Ariz., 892. 236, Don Robinson, Boise, Idaho, 891. 237, Charles Best, Buda, Texas, 890. 238, Robert Langhoff (a), Cheyenne, Wyo., 889. 239, Harry Mickelson (a), Yakima, Wash., 887. 240, Diz Francisco, Bakersfield, Calif., 885
241, William Milho (a), Phoenix, 883. 242, Bill Hewlett, Las Vegas, 882. 243 (tie), Mike Schmid, Arden Hills, Minn., and Kerry Fulford, Fort Worth, Texas, 878. 245, Pete Toth (a), Simi Valley, Calif., 870. 246, Don Jackson, Bonita, Calif., 868
247, Bruce Atwater (a), Douglasville, Ga., 865. 248, Gabriel Luchetta (a), Golden, Colo., 855. 249, Russell Edwards (a), Blue Springs, Mo., 849. 250 (tie), Garry Blanton, Owensboro, Ky., and Dave Erickson (a), McFarland, Wis., 846. 252, Don Lane, Emeryville, Calif., 841
253, Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 837. 254, Malcolm Helmuth, Elk Grove, Calif., 834. 255, Vaughn Doody (a), Las Vegas, 833. 256, Jeffrey Muzzy (a), Snohomish, Wash., 828. 257, Vincent Wright, New York, N.Y., 822. 258, William Medina, Whites Creek, Tenn., 767
259, Stevan Martin, Port St. Lucie, Fla., 755. 260, Edgar Aguilar (a), Huntington Beach, Calif., 753. 261, Kim Hebert (a), Phoenix, 665.
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