Don Breeden takes first round lead in PBA50 Dave Small's Championship Lanes Classic


    2016 PBA50 Tour #12

    2016PBA5012DonBreeden.jpgIowa State Bowling Association Hall of Famer Don Breeden of Clive, Iowa, often doesn't take advantage of practice sessions right before the tournaments he bowls in. He likes to have a fresh look at the lanes when competition starts.

    That routine paid off for the 52-year-old Breeden Monday when he bowled a 1,860 eight-game pinfall (232.5 average) to take the first round lead in the PBA50 Dave Small's Championship Lanes Classic presented by Roto Grip. He had games of 236, 265, 266, 233, 198, 223, 228 and 211.

    "I do most of my practice during the week," said Breeden (left), who has a best PBA50 Tour finish of fourth which came in the 2014 PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open. "I usually don't like to get to the lanes too early and like to have a fresh look at the lanes once competition starts. I figure if I'm not ready when I get there, I'll never be ready."

    2015PBA5010SamMaccarone.jpg Breeden's best finish this season was seventh in the UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl In the Villages in April. He holds a one pin lead over two-time PBA Tour and one-time PBA50 Tour titlist Sam Maccarone (right) of Blackwood, N.J., who finished with 1,859.

    "If you don't have the right execution it doesn't matter how right everything else is," said Maccarone. "Having the right ball and playing the right part of the lane is important but if the bowler can't put it all together you're not going to get the results."

    The 120-player field will bowl another eight-game qualifying round Tuesday which will be followed by match play on Wednesday. Fans can catch all the action on PBA's online bowling channel Xtra Frame. Subscription and schedule information is available here.

    2016PBA50JackJurek.jpg 2016PBA50TomBaker.jpg Finishing the round in third was two-time PBA Tour and two-time PBA50 Tour titlist Jack Jurek (left) of Lackawanna, N.Y. with 1,854, followed by western New York native PBA Hall of Famer Tom Baker (right) in fourth with 1,848.

    Baker, who is tied with Dale Eagle for second on the all-time PBA50 Tour titles list with 12 wins, is trying to move into second all alone which would put him just one back of the all-time leader John Handegard who leads with 14 wins.

    Six-time 2016 season winner Pete Weber withdrew from the tournament with a lingering hip injury.


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    PBA50 Dave Small's Championship Lanes Classic - First Round Standings

    Players with position, hometown and 8-game total; n-denotes non-member, ss-denotes PBA60 player ages 60 and over

    1, Don Breeden, Clive, Iowa, 1,860
    2, ss-Sam Maccarone, Blackwood, N.J., 1,859
    3, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 1,854
    4, ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,848
    5, David Williams Jr., Omaha, Neb., 1,842
    6, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 1,813
    7, Jeff Zaffino, Warren, Pa., 1,811
    8, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 1,802
    9, ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 1,795
    10, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 1,790
    11, ss-Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 1,788
    12, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,785
    13, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,782
    14, (tie) ss-Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, and Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 1,779
    16, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 1,771
    17, ss-Warren Nelson, Middleburg, Fla., 1,765
    18, ss-David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 1,760
    19, Ralph Brunt Jr., Jensen Beach, Fla., 1,758
    20, Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., 1,750
    21, Tracy Teeters, Eugene, Ore., 1,736
    22, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,735
    23, Dave Dunphy, Canada, 1,732
    24, Robert Brown, Cody, Wyo., 1,730
    25, Les Ash, Washington Ct. House, Ohio, 1,729
    26, Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 1,726
    27, ss-Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 1,723
    28, ss-James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 1,722
    29, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 1,712
    30, ss-Bill Hewlett, Las Vegas, Nev., 1,710
    31, John Brockland, St. Charles, Mo., 1,707
    32, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 1,705
    33, ss-Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 1,701
    34, ss-Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,697
    35, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 1,696
    36, Randy Scharf, Gillette, Wyo., 1,695
    37, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 1,694
    38, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 1,693
    39, Ernie Segura, Taylor, Mich., 1,689
    40, Al Danz Jr., Escanaba, Mich., 1,688
    41, Keith Lesko, Indian Land, S.C., 1,686
    42, Randy Robertson, Evansville, Ind., 1,681
    43, Conn Casey, Canada, 1,680
    44, (tie) ss-Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wis. and Billy Froberg, St Joseph, Mich., 1,678
    46, (tie) ss-Fred Cole, Visalia, Calif., and Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 1,677
    48, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 1,676
    49, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,672
    50, ss-Dick Gran, Hartville, Ohio, 1,663
    51, n-Doug Henry, Franklin, Ind., 1,658
    52, ss-Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 1,657
    53, ss-Chuck Richardson, The Villages, Fla., 1,656
    54, Neil Kassel, Beavercreek, Ohio, 1,653
    55, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1,640
    56, Danny Clark, New Palestine, Ind., 1,633
    57, (tie) ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., and ss-Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 1,630
    59, (tie0 Eddie Graham, Centerville, Ohio, Brad Sipes, Bloomington, Ill., and Rick Francis, Linden, Calif., 1,622
    62, Rick Zakrajsek, Lorain, Ohio, 1,618
    63, ss-John Thullen, Whiteland, Ind., 1,617
    64, Doug Becker, Clermont, Fla., 1,615
    65, Paul LeMond, Jasper, Ind., 1,611
    66, (tie) ss-Darrell Adams, Flintstone, Ga., and Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 1,610
    68, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 1,608
    69, (tie) ss-Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., and Jeff Thomas, Indianapolis, 1,606
    71, (tie) Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., and ss-Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,605
    73, n-Kevin Anderson, Mt. Juliet, Tenn., 1,600
    74, Curt Guinn, Greenwood, S.C., 1,597
    75, ss-Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 1,581
    76, ss-William Keenan Jr., Orlando, Fla., 1,578
    77, ss-Jerry Lau, St. Peters, Mo., 1,576
    78, (tie) ss-Dale Eagle, Twin Falls, Idaho, and Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 1,575
    80, ss-Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,573
    81, ss-Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 1,572
    82, ss-Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 1,571
    83, ss-Ross McDonald, Clarksville, Md., 1,567
    84, ss-Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 1,564
    85, ss-Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,556
    86, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 1,551
    87, Dave Flemming, Fairborn, Ohio, 1,549
    88, (tie) Tim Hartley, Englewood, Ohio, and Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,546
    90, Jerry Brunette Jr., Rochester, N.Y., 1,545
    91, Tommy Martin, Olive Branch, Miss., 1,537
    92, ss-Roy Buckley, Westerville, Ohio, 1,535
    93, ss-William Banks, Laurel Hill, N.C., 1,529
    94, (tie) Rick Woloszyn, Griffith, Ind., and Kurt Gengelbach, Carrollton, Texas, 1,525
    96, (tie) John Maloof, Park Hall, Md., and Terry Rohrer, Ft. Wayne, Ind., 1,521
    98, (tie)ss-Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., and n-Terry Buckner, Anderson, Ind., 1,519
    100, ss-Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,514
    101, ss-Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 1,507
    102, ss-Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 1,498
    103, (tie) ss-Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., and Kenneth Galitsky, Plainfield, Ind., 1,497
    105, John Kidwell, Indianapolis, Ind., 1,478
    106, ss-Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 1,473
    107, Robert Nelson, Las Vegas, Nev., 1,467
    108, ss-Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 1,463
    109, ss-Harv Pallas, Stevensville, Mich., 1,458
    110, n-Jeff Shircel, Sheboygan Falls, Wisc., 1,453
    111, Glenn Morgan, Carson City, Nev., 1,449
    112, Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 1,446
    113, ss-Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 1,427
    114, ss-Lee Rautenberg, Boynton Beach, Fla., 1,426
    115, Brian Staneff, Ontario, Canada, 1,415
    116, ss-Kerry Fulford, Ft. Worth, Texas, 1,390
    117, n-Dean Reid, New Whiteland, Ind., 1,389
    118, ss-James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn., 1,362
    119, ss-Richard Felten, Rockville, Md., 1,280
    120, ss-Allen Meskan, Addison, Ill., 1,270