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Jack Jurek earns top qualifier honors in PBA50 Championship Lanes Classic


2016PBA50JackJurek.jpgTwo-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.jpgFinishing 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

Herbert Bickel

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