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Don Breeden takes first round lead in PBA50 Championship Lanes Classic


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, 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.jpgBreeden’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 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.jpg2016PBA50TomBaker.jpgFinishing 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

Herbert Bickel

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