Maryland duo takes classified doubles lead at USBC Open Championships

    05/24/07

    United States

    National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. (Feb. 17 - June 30, 2007)

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    Howard Jones Jr. of Damascus, Md., wasn't sure what to expect for his first trip to the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, but he got more than he could've hoped for when he teamed up with Anthonius Magturo of Derwood, Md., to move into the Classified Doubles lead Wednesday.

    The pair combined for 1,235 at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., and slipped past Brett Pfeifer and Larry Harvanko of Minneapolis, who previously held the lead with 1,232. Jones led the way with 620, and Magturo added 615, his first 600 series in four trips to the USBC Open Championships.

    "I wasn't sure what to expect, but I thought I'd be a little intimidated by the size of the Stadium and that something like this would probably be unreachable," said the 49-year-old Jones, who rounded out his Open Championships debut with 526 in team and 517 in singles for a 1,663 all-events total. "Some people told me that the conditions were pretty tough, so when I saw our score after two games, I was excited because I thought we had a chance at shooting 1,200. Now we just have to wait and see if it holds up. Anything can happen, but right now this just feels really good."

    Magturo, a church youth director and former network engineer whose tournament participation has been sporadic because of work responsibilities, made his third appearance at the Stadium and added 493 in singles and 455 in team for 1,563.

    "My goal was to bowl at least one 200 game, so bowling two in one set was a pleasant surprise for me," said Magturo, 40, who had 219, 236 and 160 in doubles. "I'm really still in awe. We were talking about it while we were bowling singles, and I still can't believe we're in the lead."

    Both Jones and Magturo said their trip to the tournament was a good balance of bowling and having a good time away from home, and they now plan to make regular appearances at the Open Championships.

    "Work has kept me from coming to the tournament more often, but I like to travel, and this gives me a chance to get away," said Magturo, whose first tournament appearance came at the 2000 event in Albuquerque, N.M. "Every time I've come, I've had a good time, so I'm definitely hoping to do it again next year."

    Presenting sponsors for the 2007 USBC Open Championships are Eldorado, Silver Legacy and Circus Circus Hotel/Casinos in Reno, Nev. Other participating sponsors are Kegel, official lane maintenance provider, Sands Regency Casino and Hotel, official brackets sponsor and supporting sponsors Atlantis Casino Resort and Spa and Harrah's Casino and Hotel.

    Top 10 division leaders with hometown and pinfalls:

    REGULAR DIVISION


    Team
    1, Barney's 1, Rogersville, Mo., (Tony Yarbrough, Ron Dixon, Chuck Gardner, Stan Garner, Joe Firpo), 3,368. 2, Browning Pontiac, Eminence, Ky., 3,358. 3, Ansara Restaurant Group 1, Detroit, 3,352. 4, Forgey Sports Medicine, Vancouver, Wash., 3,308. 5, Red Carpet Lanes, Waukesha, Wis., 3,287. 6, S & B Pro Shop 1, Troy, Mich., 3,280. 7, Smith Barney 1, Madison, Wis., 3,261. 8 (tie), Wichita Bowling Supply, Wichita, Kan., and Bowlers Universe 1, Rockford, Ill., 3,259. 10, Bowlers Universe 4, Rockford, Ill., 3,251.

    Doubles
    1, Jeffrey Butler, Garfield, N.J./Jonathan Masur, West Orange, N.J., 1,544. 2, Derek Eoff, Greenfield, Wis./Richard Volhard, Rothschild, Wis., 1,467. 3, Ken Duffield, Madison, Wis./Chris Pounders, Sun Prairie, Wis., 1,463. 4, Vinnie Atria, Louisville, Ky./Vernon Peterson, Winter Haven, Fla., 1,439. 5, Mike Shady, Fairview, Pa./Marc McDowell, Madison, Wis., 1,437. 6, David Ewald, Macomb, Mich./Nicholas Wissinger, Utica, Mich., 1,434. 7, Alex Cavagnaro, N. Massapequa, N.Y./Mark Hugo, Windsor Locks, Conn., 1,430. 8, Darren Jones, Waldorf, Md./William Blaney III, Indian Head, Md., 1,424. 9, Charles Hall Jr., Elk Grove Village, Ill./Mike Thomka, Wood Dale, Ill., 1,416. 10 (tie), Michael Steil, Wheeling, Ill./Craig Brown, Elgin, Ill., and David Cirigliano, Phoenix/Kelly Urrea, Mesa, Ariz., 1,411.

    Singles
    1, Chip Aki, Nicholasville, Ky., 814. 2, David Wilk, Upland, Calif., 804. 3, Ken Jessee, Huber Heights, Ohio, 793. 4, Andrew Udahl, Elk Grove, Calif., 792. 5, Mike Rose Jr., West Henrietta, N.Y., 787. 6 (tie), Chad Gutzman, Mount Pleasant, Mich., and Robert Daugherty, Dayton, Ohio, 783. 8 (tie), Kurt Fay, Hudsonville, Mich., Harry Banks Jr., Coal City, Ill., and Matt McNiel, Chanhassen, Minn. 782.

    All-Events
    1, Mike Rose Jr., West Henrietta, N.Y., 2,198. 2, Ken Abner, Cincinnati, 2,174. 3, David Beres, Waukesha, Wis., 2,164. 4, Mark London, Palatine, Ill., 2,148. 5, Ryan Kretchmer, Rochester, N.Y., 2,141. 6, Jerry Rich Jr., Fairport Harbor, Ohio, 2,136. 7, Mike Gaither, Grain Valley, Mo., 2,134. 8, Mike Shady, Fairview, Pa., 2,126. 9, Dede Davidson, Buellton, Calif., 2,118. 10, Jerry Brunette, Rochester, N.Y., 2,115.

    Team All-Events
    1, Browning Pontiac (Steve Fehr, George Gohagan III, Ken Jessee, Jon Murph, Ken Abner), Eminence, Ky., 10,071. 2, Smith Barney 1, Madison, Wis., 10,040. 3, Tom's Rhinoplasty, Newton, Iowa, 9,764. 4, S & B Pro Shop 2, Troy, Mich., 9,762. 5, Team USA Support 5, Omaha, Neb., 9,755. 6, Fiji Water, Rochester, N.Y., 9,751. 7, The BRD House 1, Dayton, Ohio, 9,723. 8, Lakeview Lanes, Fulton, N.Y., 9,676. 9, Vic Telemarketing 2, Westfield, Mass., 9,654. 10, MoRich Enterprises, Ocala, Fla., 9,652.


    CLASSIFIED DIVISION


    Team
    1, Roberts Repair (Dave Schmidt, Jerry Roberts, Rich Bucheit, Rick Rambo, Felix Salinas Jr.), Pontiac, Ill., 2,845. 2, Pfeifer Printing, Champlin, Minn., 2,820. 3, All of Them, Warner Robins, Ga., 2,793. 4, Moeller Plastering, St. George, Utah, 2,747. 5, Winkeljohn Printing, Celina, Ohio, 2,743. 6, Huikko's Bowling Center 1, Buffalo, Minn., 2,737. 7, Galaxy-Dew's Crew, Kinston, N.C., 2,737. 8, Doug's Auto Service, Beach Park, Ill., 2,722. 9, Lake County Rollers 1, Clarissa, Minn., 2,719. 10, Eagle's, Albany, Ore., 2,714.

    Doubles
    1, Anthonius Magturo, Derwood, Md./Howard Jones Jr., Damascus, Md., 1,235. 2, Larry Harvanko, Champlin, Minn./Brett Pfeifer, Minneapolis, 1,232. 3, Felix Fines/Paul Magaoay Jr., Sacramento, Calif., 1,230. 4, Debbie Hillygus, Dayton, Nev./James Ridgley, Sparks, Nev., 1,194. 5, Todd Christensen, Moncks Corner, S.C./Daniel Vassar Sr., Tonasket, Wash., 1,190. 6, Michael DiPaolo, Eighty Four, Pa./Donald Hughes, West Newton, Pa., 1,186. 7, Matt Mischznko/Clinton Taylor, Troy, Mont., 1,183. 8 (tie), Frank Goff Jr./Issac Vidaurri, Kingsville, Texas, and Gary Noteboom, New Holland, S.D./Eric Noteboom, Valentine, Neb., 1,181. 10, Joe Galloway, Interlachen, Fla./Eddie Dubeck, Palatka, Fla., 1,180.

    Singles
    1, Lenny Boogaard, Osakis, Minn., 673. 2, Matt Klenke, Coldwater, Ohio, 671. 3, Ken Varner, Lexington, N.C., 664. 4, Rand Syverson, Onamia, Minn., 660. 5, Victor Martinez, Plainfield, Ill., 658. 6, Tim Frank, Hastings, Neb., 656. 7, Jim Shara, Endicott, N.Y., 654. 8, Todd Guidry, Lafayette, La., 653. 9, Don Manhalter, Sterling, Colo., 652. 10, Robert Stephens, San Francisco, 650.

    All-Events
    1, Jim Shara, Endicott, N.Y., 1,837. 2, Larry Harvanko, Champlin, Minn., 1,836. 3, Todd Guidry, Lafayette, La., 1,824. 4, Michael Tieden, Blaine, Minn., 1,809. 5 (tie), Van Vasquez, Longmont, Colo., and Bob Chung, Alameda, Calif., 1,795. 7, Leroy Hayes, Cambridge, Neb., 1,794. 8, Frank Kostik, Ruffs Dale, Pa., 1,789. 9, Lenny Boogaard, Osakis, Minn., 1,779. 10, Judd Turner, Warner Robbins, Ga., 1,778.