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Brian Voss wins Dave Small’s Championship Lanes Classic


2016PBA5012BrianVoss2.jpg2015PBA50LennieBoresch.jpgProfessional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Brian Voss of Centennial, Colo., a 25-time winner on the PBA Tour, won the PBA50 Dave Small’s Championship Lanes Classic presented by Roto Grip Wednesday for his first win on the tour for players 50 and older.

Voss (left) defeated United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer and top seed Lennie Boresch Jr. (right) of Kenosha, Wis., 222-206, in the championship match to hand Boresch his second runner-up finish in a row after losing in last week’s PBA50 South Shore Open title match to Pete Weber who won his record sixth title of the season.

From left manager Angie Colip, Brian Voss, proprietor Dave Small.

“I get old but winning never gets old as the saying goes,” said Voss, who turns 58 Thursday. “This game takes a lot to win. There’s so much to think about and there’s not one moment that I’m not working thinking about what I need to do on every shot.”

In a relatively close match, Voss held a seven pin lead in the seventh frame but then threw a double in the eighth and ninth to prevent a comeback by Boresch, who was trying for his third career PBA50 Tour title and his first since 2013. Voss also picked up a rare 3-4-6-7-10 split in the third frame which helped him stay in front early in the match.

“I take pride in making a lot of the splits I leave,” said Voss, who is also a member of the USBC Hall of Fame. “Whether it takes one shot or two you just have to believe that you can knock them all down. You have to think you can always make it.”

2016PBA50BrianKretzer.jpg2016PBA5008RonMohr4.jpgVoss’ previous best PBA50 Tour finish was second in the 2009 PBA Senior U.S. Open.

“To be honest, every year that goes by you never know.” Voss said. “It starts to wear on you especially this year because I’ve been in the top 10 pretty consistently. In a strange way, now that it’s over with, it kind of seemed easy.”

In the opening stepladder match, PBA50 Tour rookie Brian Kretzer (left) of Dayton, Ohio beat two-time PBA50 Player of the Year Ron Mohr (right) of Las Vegas, 243-213, and then went on to beat Hall of Famer and four-time PBA50 Player of the Year Tom Baker (below right) of King, N.C., 279-211, in the second match.

2016PBA50TomBaker.jpgIn the semifinal match Voss defeated Kretzer 240-222 to advance to the title match.

The PBA50 Tour travels to Fort Wayne, Ind. for the DeHayes Insurance Group Championship presented by Pro Bowl West and Ebonite Aug. 6-9 and the PBA60 Dick Weber Championship presented by Hammer, Aug. 11-13, both at Pro Bowl West.

The season wraps up with the PBA50 National Championship presented by Riley Hospital for Children Aug. 14-17 at Signature Lanes in Elkhart, Ind.

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PBA50 Championship Lanes Classic – Stepladder Results

Dave Small’s Championship Lanes in Anderson, Ind., USA (July 31-Aug. 3, 2016)

Championship Round:
1. Brian Voss, Centennial, 462 (2 games), Colo., $7,500
2. Lennie Boresch Jr., 206 (1 game), Kenosha, Wis., $4,000
3. Brian Kretzer, 744 (3 games), Dayton, Ohio, $2,500
4. Tom Baker, King, N.C., 211 (1 game), $2,000
5. Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 213 (1 game), $1,750.

Playoff Results:
First Match: No. T4 Kretzer def. Mohr, 243-213
Second Match: Kretzer def. No. 3 Baker, 279-211
Semifinal Match: No. 2 Voss def. Kretzer, 240-222
Championship: Voss def. No. 1 Boresch, 222-206

PBA50 Championship Lanes Classic – Match Play Results

Modified Match Play Round 2
(after six games, including match play bonus pins. Top five advance to stepladder finals; ss-denotes PBA60 player)
1, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 5-1, 1,554
2, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 4-2, 1,522
3, ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 5-1, 1,468
4, (tie) Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 5-1, and ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 4-2, 1,467

Missed Cut:
6, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 4-2, 1,458, $1,500
7, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 3-3, 1,447, $1,500
8, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3-3, 1,428, $1,500
9, ss-Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 2-4, 1,413, $1,300
10, Don Breeden, Clive, Iowa, 2-4, 1,405, $1,300
11, Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 2-4, 1,389, $1,300
12, (tie) Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 2-4, 1,326, and Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 2-4, 1,326, $1,300
14, ss-David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 2-4- 1,280, $1,300
15, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 2-4, 1,277, $1,300
16, ss-Warren Nelson, Middleburg, Fla., 1-5, 1,221, $1,300

Modified Match Play Round 1
(after five games, including match play bonus pins):
17, Robert Brown, Cody, Wyo., 3-2, 1,188, $1,200
18, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3-2, 1,184, $1,200
19, Jeff Zaffino, Warren, Pa., 2-2-1, 1,177, $1,200
20, ss-Sam Maccarone, Blackwood, N.J., 3-2, 1,162, $1,200
21, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 2-3, 1,149, $1,200
22, Ralph Brunt Jr., Jensen Beach, Fla., 2-3, 1,146, $1,200
23, ss-James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 2-3, 1,136, $1,200
24, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 2-3, 1,131, $1,200
25, John Brockland, St. Charles, Mo., 1-3-1, 1,122, $1,100
26, Tracy Teeters, Eugene, Ore., 1-4, 1,120, $1,100
27, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 3-2, 1,112, $1,100
28, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 2-3, 1,102, $1,100
29, Conn Casey, Canada, 2-3, 1,099, $1,100
30, ss-Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 1-4, 1,095, $1,100
31, David Williams Jr., Omaha, Neb., 2-3, 1,058, $1,100
32, ss-Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 2-3, 1,016, $1,100

Other Cashers
(after five-game cashers’ round):
33, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,090, $1,000
34, ss-Dick Gran, Hartville, Ohio, 1,077, $1,000
35, ss-Dale Eagle, Twin Falls, Idaho, 1,075, $1,000
36, Randy Scharf, Gillette, Wyo., 1,065, $1,000
37, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 1,042, $1,000
38, Eddie Graham, Centerville, Ohio, 1,039, $1,000
39, ss-Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wis., 1,036, $1,000
40, Keith Lesko, Indian Land, S.C., 1,035, $1,000
41, ss-Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,031, $1,000
42, Neil Kassel, Beavercreek, Ohio, 1,011, $1,000
43, ss-Chuck Richardson, The Villages, Fla., 1,005, $1,000
44, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 995, $1,000
45, ss-Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 981, $1,000
46, ss-Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 957, $1,000
47, ss-Bill Hewlett, Las Vegas, Nev., 934, $1,000
48, ss-William Keenan Jr., Orlando, Fla., 878, $1,000

Herbert Bickel

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