Jack Jurek earns top qualifier honors in PBA50 Championship Lanes Classic

    08/03/16

    2016 PBA50 Tour #12

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    2016PBA50JackJurek.jpg Two-time PBA Tour titlist Jack Jurek of Lackawanna, N.Y., looks back on a 30-year career as a professional bowler as a little bit of a mixed bag, but has found his four seasons as a PBA50 Tour player especially rewarding.

    The 53-year-old Jurek (pictured), who is trying for his third win on the tour for players 50 years of age and older, emerged as the qualifying leader of the PBA50 Dave Small's Championship Lanes Classic presented by Roto Grip Tuesday in Anderson, Ind., with a 3,728 16-game pinfall total (232.87 average).

    "When I came out on the PBA Tour as a rookie in 1986 there were some expectations for me after college that I probably didn't live up to," said Jurek, who was the 1984 QubicaAMF World Cup men's champion and a standout at West Texas State.

    "Now that I'm out here on the PBA50 Tour I think I've made up for some of those missed opportunities on the young guy's tour.

    "It makes me feel better to know that I've had a pretty satisfying PBA50 career especially when you see the great players that are bowling out here right now. With two wins and two runner-up finishes among some of the other top finishes I've had, it's been pretty satisfying so far."

    In Tuesday's second round, Jurek had games of 201, 224, 269, 198, 257, 278, 240 and 207 after bowling a 1,854 eight-game block in the first round but thought working on improving his timing might give him even better results.

    "Today I bowled a pretty solid round and yesterday I probably scored better than I should have," said Jurek, whose best finish this season is second in the PBA50 Mooresville Ford Open. "Today, I went from a four-step to a five-step delivery to improve my timing, improved my execution and I was able to catch a good run."

    2016PBA5008RonMohr3.jpg2016PBA5009ParkerBohn2.jpg Finishing second 54 pins behind Jurek was two-time PBA50 Player of the Year Ron Mohr (left) with 3,674, followed by Hall of Famers Brian Voss, 3,669; Parker Bohn III (right), 3,651, and Tom Baker, 3,633.

    PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino World Championship presented by Storm winner Hall of Famer Norm Duke finished the day in sixth with 3,632.

    Fans can catch Wednesday's match play rounds and stepladder finals live on PBA's online bowling channel Xtra Frame. Subscription and schedule information is available here.

     


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    PBA50 Championship Lanes Classic - Second Round Standings


    Players with position, hometown and 16-game total; top 24 advance to match play, positions 25-40 plus eight PBA60 players advance to cashers round to determine eight additional match play finalists, ss-denotes PBA60 player ages 60 and over advancing to cashers round; n-denotes non-member

    1, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 3,728
    2, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3,674
    3, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 3,669
    4, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,651
    5, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,633
    6, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 3,632
    7, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 3,622
    8, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3,604
    9, Robert Brown, Cody, Wyo., 3,602
    10, Don Breeden, Clive, Iowa, 3,583
    11, (tie) Jeff Zaffino, Warren, Pa., and Sam Maccarone, Blackwood, N.J., 3,574
    13, David Williams Jr., Omaha, Neb., 3,573
    14, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,562
    15, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 3,544
    16, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 3,527
    17, James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 3,514
    18, Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 3,506
    19, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 3,503
    20, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 3,502
    21, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 3,489
    22, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3,471
    23, Tracy Teeters, Eugene, Ore., 3,469
    24, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 3,467

    25, Warren Nelson, Middleburg, Fla., 3,463
    26, Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 3,462
    27, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 3,458
    28, Eddie Graham, Centerville, Ohio, 3,451
    28, Randy Scharf, Gillette, Wyo., 3,451
    30, Ralph Brunt Jr., Jensen Beach, Fla., 3,438
    31, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 3,433
    32, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 3,429
    33, Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 3,410
    34, Conn Casey, Canada, 3,389
    35, Neil Kassel, Beavercreek, Ohio, 3,384
    36, (tie) ss-Dick Gran, Hartville, Ohio, and Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 3,381
    38, Keith Lesko, Indian Land, S.C., 3,374
    39, John Brockland, St. Charles, Mo., 3,369
    40, Chuck Richardson, The Villages, Fla., 3,351

    41, ss-Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 3,345
    42, ss-Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wis., 3,341
    43, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 3,307
    44, ss-Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 3,298
    45, ss-Dale Eagle, Twin Falls, Idaho, 3,295
    46, ss-Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 3,289
    47, ss-Bill Hewlett, Las Vegas, Nev., 3,283
    48, ss-William Keenan Jr., Orlando, Fla., 3,268

    Missed Cut:
    49, Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., 3,340
    50, Dave Dunphy, Canada, 3,338
    51, Al Danz Jr., Escanaba, Mich., 3,337
    52, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 3,318
    53, n-Kevin Anderson, Mt. Juliet, Tenn., 3,312
    54, Ernie Segura, Taylor, Mich., 3,303
    55, n-Doug Henry, Franklin, Ind., 3,297
    56, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,264
    57, (tie) Jeff Thomas, Indianapolis, and Randy Robertson, Evansville, Ind., 3,262
    59, Rick Zakrajsek, Lorain, Ohio, 3,261
    60, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 3,250
    61, Doug Becker, Clermont, Fla., 3,249
    62, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 3,246
    63, Fred Cole, Visalia, Calif., 3,243
    64, Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 3,236
    65, Danny Clark, New Palestine, Ind., 3,232
    66, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 3,231
    67, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3,227
    68, Brad Sipes, Bloomington, Ill., 3,223
    69, John Thullen, Whiteland, Ind., 3,212
    70, Curt Guinn, Greenwood, S.C., 3,211
    71, Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 3,209
    72, Rick Francis, Linden, Calif., 3,207
    73, Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 3,206
    74, Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 3,202
    75, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 3,197
    76, Jerry Brunette Jr., Rochester, N.Y., 3,193
    77, (tie) Billy Froberg, St Joseph, Mich., and Les Ash, Washington Ct. House, Ohio, 3,174
    79, Robert Nelson, Las Vegas, Nev., 3,167
    80, Tommy Martin, Olive Branch, Miss., 3,144
    81, Rick Woloszyn, Griffith, Ind., 3,142
    82, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,134
    83, (tie) Terry Rohrer, Ft. Wayne, Ind., and Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 3,129
    85, Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 3,109
    86, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 3,098
    87, John Maloof, Park Hall, Md., 3,096
    88, (tie) Dave Flemming, Fairborn, Ohio, and Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 3,092
    90, Ross McDonald, Clarksville, Md., 3,088
    91, Tim Hartley, Englewood, Ohio, 3,081
    92, Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 3,076
    93, Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 3,060
    94, Jerry Lau, St. Peters, Mo., 3,053
    95, (tie) Roy Buckley, Westerville, Ohio, and Paul LeMond, Jasper, Ind., 3,051
    97, Kurt Gengelbach, Carrollton, Texas, 3,047
    98, n-Terry Buckner, Anderson, Ind., 3,039
    99, Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 3,026
    100, Kenneth Galitsky, Plainfield, Ind., 3,003
    101, Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 2,973
    102, Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 2,971
    103, n-Jeff Shircel, Sheboygan Falls, Wis., 2,966
    104, John Kidwell, Indianapolis, Ind., 2,965
    105, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 2,960
    106, William Banks, Laurel Hill, N.C., 2,957
    107, Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., 2,928
    108, Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 2,925
    109, Glenn Morgan, Carson City, Nev., 2,920
    110, Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 2,882
    111, Brian Staneff, Ontario, Canada, 2,876
    112, Lee Rautenberg, Boynton Beach, Fla., 2,843
    113, n-Dean Reid, New Whiteland, Ind., 2,814
    114, Allen Meskan, Addison, Ill., 2,539
    115, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 2,721
    116, Kerry Fulford, Ft. Worth, Texas, 2,608
    117, Darrell Adams, Flintstone, Ga., 2,440
    118, James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn., 2,424
    119, Richard Felten, Rockville, Md., 2,176
    120, Harv Pallas, Stevensville, Mich., 1,808