Nelson, Bohn top qualifying PBA50 World Championship

    07/21/16

    2016 PBA50 Tour #10

    Pete Weber finishes qualifying in third as 24 players advance to match play

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    2016PBA5010RonNelson.jpgBowling in his first PBA50 Tour tournament, non-member Ron Nelson Jr. of Bridgeview, Ill., averaged 256.6 in Wednesday's final qualifying round to lead 24 players who advanced to match play in the PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino World Championship presented by Storm at Island Xtreme Bowl in Welch, Minn.

    After finishing 18th in Monday's first round on the Viper lane condition pattern, Nelson (pictured left) moved steadily up the standings to eighth after the second round Tuesday on the Chameleon pattern before bowling a 1,283 five-game pinfall with games of 222, 289, 268, 259 and 245 Wednesday on the Scorpion pattern.

    For the three qualifying rounds, Nelson had a 3,585 15-game qualifying pinfall good for a 239 overall average.

    "To use a golf analogy you might say I had a good day pitching and putting," said Nelson, who owns one PBA regional tournament title and finished ninth in the 2009 U.S. Open. "I came in with a good game plan with my equipment and how I wanted to play the lanes. I got comfortable right away and started striking."

    The 24-player match play field will bowl two six-game rounds Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. CT which will determine the top five for the stepladder finals at 7 p.m.

    2015PBAParkerBohn.jpg Finishing second after qualifying was PBA Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III (pictured right and above) of Jackson, N.J., who had a 3,568 15-game pinfall. The 35-time PBA Tour winner moved into second with a 1,287 pinfall in the third round bowling games of 300, 216, 255, 268 and 248.

    Even though Bohn won the Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open conducted last season as a standard event for his third PBA50 Tour title, he approaches the World Championship differently.

    "You always have a good feeling when you come to a center where you've had success," said Bohn.

    2016PBA5009PeteWeber2.jpg"In the multi-event tournaments that we bowl on completely different lane conditions you are literally walking out of the same center at the end of the day but I approach it as each day you're walking into a different center in a new city. You have to clear your mind and prepare like it's a brand new tournament."

    Trying for his third consecutive major title of the season, Hall of Famer and defending PBA50 Player of the Year Pete Weber (left) of St. Ann, Mo., finished qualifying in third with a 3,566 pinfall. He bowled a third round leading 1,294 pinfall with games of 279, 215, 242, 258 and 300 to finish two pins behind Bohn.

    2015PBANormDuke.jpgThe winner of the PBA Senior U.S. Open and USBC Senior Masters is in the midst of a milestone season in which he has already won a record five PBA50 Tour tournaments including four consecutively.

    Hall of Famer Norm Duke (right) of Clermont, Fla., who was the qualifying leader after the first two rounds, dropped to sixth finishing with a 3,500 pinfall total.

    As the top qualifier in Wednesday's third round Weber will also lead 24 finalists for the Treasure Island Resort & Casino Scorpion Championship match play round Thursday at 5:30 p.m. After Thursday's match play the top five will advance to the Scorpion stepladder finals Friday at 5:30 p.m. which will award a PBA50 regional title to the winner.

    Bowling fans can catch all the action on pba.com's online bowling channel Xtra Frame.

     


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    PBA50 World Championship - Third Round Standings


    Players with position, hometown and 15-game total; top 24 advance to World Championship match play Saturday; n-denotes non-member

    1, n-Ron Nelson Jr, Bridgeview, Ill., 3,585
    2, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,568
    3, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,566
    4, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 3,519
    5, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 3,501
    6, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 3,500
    7, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 3,437
    8, Sam Maccarone, Blackwood, N.J., 3,427
    9, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3,423
    10, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3,404
    11, Andrew Frawley, Australia, 3,400
    12, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 3,399
    13, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3,394
    14, Randy Scharf, Gillette, Wyo., 3,379
    15, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 3,374
    16, Tommy Martin, Olive Branch, Miss., 3,361
    17, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 3,342
    18, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,337
    19, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3,331
    20, Robert Brown, Cody, Wyo., 3,325
    21, Ricky Schissler, Brighton, Colo., 3,310
    22, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 3,304
    23, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 3,296
    24, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 3,295

    Missed Cut:
    25, *Warren Nelson, Middleburg, Fla., 3,285, $1,250
    26, *Dave Han, Hoover, Ala., 3,276, $1,250
    27, *David Williams Jr., Omaha, Neb., 3,262, $1,250
    28, Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., 3,259
    29, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 3,258
    30, Al Danz Jr., Escanaba, Mich., 3,238
    31, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3,234
    32, Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 3,232
    33, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 3,231
    34, ss-Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, $1,250
    35, (tie) Danny Clark, New Palestine, Ind., and Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,206
    37, Bob Micek, Woodbury, Minn., 3,203
    38, ss-James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 3,191, $1,250
    39, Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., 3,186
    40, Don Breeden, Clive, Iowa, 3,184
    41, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 3,183
    42, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 3,181
    43, Bobby Nelson, Las Vegas, Nev., 3,179
    44, Jerry Sikora, Gibbon, Minn., 3,172
    45, ss-Bill Nichols, Bella Vista, Calif., 3,171, $1,250
    46, ss-Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 3,161, $1,250
    47, n-David Oulman, Medford, Minn., 3,139
    48, n-Sam Lantto, Eden Prairie, Minn., 3,134
    49, ss-Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,132, $1,250
    50, Scott Greiner, Platte City, Mo., 3,130
    51, Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 3,122
    52, Mike Keough, Stockton, Calif., 3,120
    53, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 3,118, $1,250
    54, ss-Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 3,112, $1,250
    55, Randy Peterson, Carrington, N.D., 3,108
    56, ss-Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 3,096, $1,250
    56, Dana Wright, St. Paul, Minn., 3,096
    58, Tracy Teeters, Eugene, Ore., 3,078
    59, (tie) Kenneth Bland Jr., Cibilo, Texas, and Kerry Fulford, Ft. Worth, Texas, 3,077
    61, Dale Eagle, Twin Falls, Idaho, 3,076
    62, Warren Burr, Wilmington, Del., 3,060
    63, David Taylor, Largo, Fla., 3,045
    63, Glenn Morgan, Carson City, Nev., 3,045
    65, Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 3,044
    66, Lyle Zikes, Arlington Heights, Ill., 3,006
    67, Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 2,970
    68, Fred Cole, Visalia, Calif., 2,962
    69, n-Mike Morris, Fargo, ND, 2,959
    70, Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., 2,953
    71, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 2,945
    72, Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 2,942
    73, Eugene Captain, Bertha, Minn., 2,904
    74, Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 2,897
    75, Jeffrey Taylor, Madison, Wis., 2,886
    76, Mike Schmid, St. Paul, Minn., 2,875
    77, Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 2,861
    78, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 2,860
    79, n-Ron Cleveland, St. Paul, Minn., 2,858
    80, Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wis., 2,837
    81, William Keenan Jr., Orlando, Fla., 2,794
    82, Dean Bruinsma, Clear Lake, S.D., 2,620

     


    PBA50 World Championship - Scorpion Championship Qualifying Results


    Players with position, hometown and 5-game total. Top 24 advance to Thursday's Scorpion Championship match play round. *indicates players cashing in Scorpion Championship regional prize list; ss-denotes PBA60 players ages 60 and over cashing for $200; n-denotes non-member

    1, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1,294
    2, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,287
    3, Ron Nelson Jr, Bridgeview, Ill., 1,283
    4, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 1,218
    5, Danny Clark, New Palestine, Ind., 1,178
    6, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,177
    7, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 1,173
    8, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 1,159
    9, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,156
    10, (tie) Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., and Robert Brown, Cody, Wyo., 1,149
    12, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 1,147
    13, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 1,145
    14, Dave Han, Hoover, Ala., 1,134
    15, Mike Keough, Stockton, Calif., 1,133
    16, Warren Nelson, Middleburg, Fla., 1,129
    17, Ricky Schissler, Brighton, Colo., 1,123
    18, Randy Scharf, Gillette, Wyo., 1,118
    19, Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 1,116
    20, Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 1,113
    21, Andrew Frawley, Australia, 1,112
    22, Bobby Nelson, Las Vegas, Nev., 1,107
    23, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 1,105
    24, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 1,100
    25, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1,099, $200
    26, (tie) Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 1,098, $200, and Bill Nichols, Bella Vista, Calif., 1,098, $200
    28, Tommy Martin, Olive Branch, Miss., 1,091
    29, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 1,088
    30, Jerry Sikora, Gibbon, Minn., 1,086
    31, n-David Oulman, Medford, Minn., 1,085
    32, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 1,078
    33, David Williams Jr., Omaha, Neb., 1,071
    34, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,066
    35, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 1,065
    36, ss-Sam Maccarone, Blackwood, N.J., 1,064, $200
    37, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 1,062
    38, Scott Greiner, Platte City, Mo., 1,058
    39, Don Breeden, Clive, Iowa, 1,056
    40, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,051
    41, ss-Dale Eagle, Twin Falls, Idaho, 1,050, $200
    42, ss-Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 1,046, $200
    43, Al Danz Jr., Escanaba, Mich., 1,042
    44, (tie) Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., and Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 1,041
    46, Kenneth Bland Jr., Cibilo, Texas, 1,039
    47, Lyle Zikes, Arlington Heights, Ill., 1,035
    48, Randy Peterson, Carrington, N.D., 1,032
    49, ss-Kerry Fulford, Ft. Worth, Texas, 1,028, $200
    50, (tie) Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., and ss-Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 1,027, $200
    52, ss-Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 1,026, $200
    53, n-Mike Morris, Fargo, N.D., 1,024
    54, ss-James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 1,023, $200
    55, ss-Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., 1,022, $200
    56, Bob Micek, Woodbury, Minn., 1,021
    57, (tie) Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., and Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 1,016
    59, Warren Burr, Wilmington, Del., 1,012
    60, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 1,010
    61, Eugene Captain, Bertha, Minn., 1,006
    62, Tracy Teeters, Eugene, Ore., 1,000
    63, (tie) Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., and Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 995
    65, Fred Cole, Visalia, Calif., 992
    66, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 983
    67, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 977
    68, Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 966
    69, Dana Wright, St. Paul, Minn., 964
    70, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 961
    71, n-Sam Lantto, Eden Prairie, Minn., 949
    72, Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 945
    73, David Taylor, Largo, Fla., 937
    74, Glenn Morgan, Carson City, Nev., 929
    75, Jeffrey Taylor, Madison, Wis., 924
    76, n-Ron Cleveland, St. Paul, Minn., 922
    77, William Keenan Jr., Orlando, Fla., 910
    78, Mike ScHmid, St. Paul, Minn., 896
    79, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 893
    80, Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wis., 877
    81, Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 843
    82, Dean Bruinsma, Clear Lake, S.D., 834