Defending champion Wayne Webb leads four unbeaten players at USBC Senior Masters


    2011 PBA Senior Tour #7

    Takes on Walter Ray Williams Jr. Friday at Noon Eastern in a re-match of last year's championship

    2010PBASWayneWebb2.jpgDefending champion Wayne Webb (pictured left) of Grove City, Ohio, is one of four players still unbeaten after the first day of double-elimination match-play bracket competition at the 2011 United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters.

    Webb won four matches Thursday and needs to win three more to successfully defend the title he won last year in Las Vegas. This year's event is being held in a bowling center named after him - Wayne Webb's Columbus Bowl.

    The USBC Hall of Famer survived a scare in his final match of the night, falling behind by 36 pins in the three games, total pins match against Charlie Tomey of Spartanburg, S.C., before rallying down the stretch to take a 636-632 victory.

    "Today's my birthday and I didn't lose a match - that's pretty incredible," said Webb, a 20-time winner on the Professional Bowlers Association Tour who turned 54 on Thursday. "I thought Tomey had me. I had nothing out there and he had a little bit of a look, but I figured out a way to strike enough to beat him."

    201011PBAWalterRayWilliams.jpg2010PBASDaleTraber.jpgAlso unbeaten Thursday was USBC Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. (left) of Ocala, Fla., Dale Traber (right) of Cedarburg, Wis., and Chris Fedden of Albany, N.Y.

    The winners bracket resumes play at Noon Eastern on Friday with Webb taking on Williams in a re-match of last year's championship. Fedden will take on Traber for the right to stay in the winners bracket.

    A total of 12 other players are still alive in the losers bracket with hopes of winning the title but face a long road to get to the championship match, scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Eastern on Friday live on

    The winner of this year's Senior Masters will earn $14,000 and the total prize pool is more than $110,000.


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    2011 USBC Senior Masters Match Play

    Double-elimination, three-game matches decided by total pinfall

    Opening Match Play Round

    Winners remain in winners bracket. Losers move to losers bracket)

    (1) Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., def. (64) Robert Michaux, Detroit, 553-522
    (33) Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, def. (32) Mikie Lucente, Warren, Mich., 627-626
    (17) Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., def. (48) Ray Johnson, Battle Creek, Mich., 610-535
    (49) Keith Sharp, Orlando, Fla., def. (16) Gary Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M., 661-583

    (56) Don Sylvia, Reno, Nev., def. (9) Charles Vashaw, Deephaven, Minn., 579-564
    (24) Shannon Starnes, Fort Worth, Texas, def. (41) Larry Popp, Marion, Ohio, 552-476
    (40) Ron Garr, Ridgedale, Mo., def. (25) Randy Peterson, Carrington, N.D., 571-533
    (57) Kent Wagner, Bradenton, Fla., def. (8) Rick Vittone, Canada, 660-484

    (5) Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., def. (60) Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 620-536
    (37) Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., def. (28) Steve Jakubowski, Temperance, Mich., 644-643
    (44) John Chapman, Canada, def. (21) Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 577-512
    (53) Chris Fedden, Albany, N.Y., def. (12) Ron Boroff, Mansfield, Texas, 607-581

    (13) Bruce Heim, Marietta, Ga., def. (52) George Lord, Mulberry, Fla., 606-536 (20)
    Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, def. (45) Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich., 669-594
    (29) Richard Casey, Roanoke, Va., def. (36) Patric Donaghue, Honeoye Falls, N.Y., 671-618
    (61) Brad Snell, Mount Prospect, Ill., def. (4) Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 584-582

    (62) Peter Thomas, Oklahoma City, def. (3) Tom Baker, King, N.C., 720-623
    (35) Roy Buckley, Westerville, Ohio, def. (30) Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 565-495
    (19) Charlie Tomey, Spartanburg, S.C., def. (46) Robert Rudnick, Lancaster, N.Y., 600-544
    (51) Donald Griffin, St. Louis, def. (14) Dave Patchen, Oregon, Ohio, 612-503

    (54) Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., def. (11) Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 693-610
    (43) Ricky Beck, Box Elder, S.D., def. (22) Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., 599-586
    (27) Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., def. (38) John Shreve Sr., Sheffield Village, Ohio, 508-492
    (6) Wayne Webb, Grove City, Ohio, def. (59) Tom Carter, Rockford, Ill., 618-514

    (7) Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., def. (58) Bobby Johnson, Chillicothe, Ohio, 636-577
    (26) Al Rezendes, Aurora, Colo., def. (39) Michael Tryniski, Fulton, N.Y., 619-587
    (42) Jeff Garrison, Hawthorne, Calif., def. (23) Pete McCordic, Katy, Texas, 678-616
    (55) Mike Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, def. (10) Sam Maccarone, Sewell, N.J., 648-570

    (15) Rick Pollard, Versailles, Ind., def. (50) Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 642-537
    (18) Peter Knopp, Germany, def. (47) Dick Selgo, Archbold, Ohio, 636-593
    (31) Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, def. (34) Rick Lawrence, Waxahachie, Texas, 652-587
    (2) Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., def. (63) Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 783-632


    Winners Bracket Round One

    Winners remain in the Winners Bracket, losers move to the Losers Bracket

    Croucher def. Csuhta, 603-556
    Traber def. Sharp, 640-611
    Sylvia def. Starnes, 616-552
    Garr def. Wagner, 574-566

    Berke def. Parks, 570-562
    Fedden def. Chapman, 612-587
    Henson def. Heim, 651-622
    Snell def. Casey, 652-576

    Thomas def. Buckley, 644-619
    Tomey def. Griffin, 654-629
    Beck def. Blatchford, 590-555
    Webb def. Metzner, 677-603

    Ferraro def. Rezendes, 630-560
    Henry def. Garrison, 616-615
    Knopp def. Pollard, 609-537
    Williams def. Lineberry, 624-567


    Losers Bracket Round One

    Winners remain in the Losers Bracket, losers eliminated, earn $950

    Michaux def. Lucente, 616-566
    Peterson def. Vittone, 668-561
    Skidmore def. R. Johnson, 565-543
    Vashaw def. Popp, 530-512

    Profitt def. Jakubowski, 655-565
    Donaghue def. Eagle, 589-561
    Kauble def. Boroff, 684-614
    Lord def. Segura Jr., 576-555

    Pierce def. Baker, 539-538
    Carter def. Shreve, 609-599
    Rudnick def. Patchen, 600-562
    Dias def. Soutar, 571-549

    B. Johnson def. Tryniski, 644-492
    Lawrence def. McCorkle, 650-608
    McCordic def. Maccarone, 603-553
    Gonzalez def. Selgo, 631-559


    Losers Bracket Round Two

    Winners remain in the Losers Bracket, losers eliminated, earn $1,000

    Michaux def. Griffin, 639-561
    Peterson def. Blatchford, 690-649
    Skidmore def. Buckley, 624-586
    Vashaw def. Metzner, 659-635

    Profitt def. Garrison, 679-630
    Pollard def. Donaghue, 697-673
    Kauble def. Rezendes, 600-575
    Lord def. Lineberry, 594-520

    Sharp def. Pierce, 600-525
    Carter def. Starnes, 182-161 in roll-off after a 604 tie
    Csuhta def. Rudnick, 684-493
    Wagner def. Dias, 604-588

    Chapman def. B. Johnson, 633-590
    Lawrence def. Heim, 573-549
    Parks def. McCordic, 715-696
    Casey def. Gonzalez, 601-548


    Winners Bracket Round Two

    Winners remain in the Winners Bracket, losers move to the Losers Bracket

    Traber def. Croucher, 642-599
    Garr def. Sylvia, 582-455
    Fedden def. Berke, 605-574
    Snell def. Henson, 589-574

    Tomey def. Thomas, 593-569
    Webb def. Beck, 699-504
    Ferraro def. Henry, 629-567
    Williams def. Knopp, 673-592


    Losers Bracket Round Three

    Winners remain in the Losers Bracket, losers eliminated, earn $1,100

    Michaux def. Peterson, 600-592
    Vashaw def. Skidmore, 575-523
    Pollard def. Profitt, 632-605
    Lord def. Kauble, 588-573

    Sharp def. Carter, 659-529
    Wagner def. Csuhta, 687-638
    Chapman def. Lawrence, 653-634
    Parks def. Casey, 668-613


    Losers Bracket Round Three

    Winners remain in the Losers Bracket, losers eliminated, earn $1,250

    Berke def. Michaux, 595-584
    Henson def. Vashaw, 674-585
    Croucher def. Pollard, 558-546
    Sylvia def. Lord, 588-562

    Sharp def. Knopp, 596-554
    Henry def. Wagner, 744-701
    Beck def. Chapman, 639-516
    Thomas def. Parks, 655-567


    Winners Bracket Round Three

    Winners remain in the Winners Bracket, losers move to the Losers Bracket

    Traber def. Garr, 692-690
    Fedden def. Snell, 606-599
    Webb def. Tomey, 636-602
    Williams def. Ferraro, 683-650