67-Year-Old Ted Staikoff Leads PBA50 Fountain Valley Open First Round

by Gianmarc Manzione 0

Jerry Schneider
Professional Bowlers Association

Staikoff.Ted_BlackHawkSD_2013(4)After competing on the PBA50 Tour for 17 years with a best finish of third, 67-year-old Ted Staikoff of Black Hawk, S.D., is hoping his lead after the first round of qualifying in the PBA50 Fountain Valley Open presented by Track Monday might be a sign of even better things to come.

Staikoff bowled an 1,854 eight-game pinfall (231.7 average) with games of 258, 279, 207, 196, 245, 226, 213 and 230 at Fountain Bowl to hold a 12-pin lead over last week’s Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open winner Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., who bowled 1,842.

“I started out playing pretty far outside and then moved in to about the 10th board but I was able to use the same ball the whole round,” said Staikoff, who finished 27th in the Senior U.S. Open. “Tomorrow, I’ll start the same way with the same ball and hope for similar results.”

Staikoff’s best PBA50 Tour finish of third came in the 2003 Senior Manassas Open. He also has two fourth-place finishes to his credit which came in the 2004 Epicenter and Chillicothe (Ohio) Opens.

Staikoff attributed a change in his delivery suggested by ball rep Tom Carter and PBA Hall of Famer Wayne Webb for improvement in his game recently.

“Both Tom and Wayne said I needed to come through the ball more at the line because I was spinning it off my hand too much and just wasn’t getting good carry,” Staikoff said. “I just have to remember to keep executing that way and not fall back into a bad habit.”

Rounding out the top five after the first round were 10-time PBA Tour winner Bryan Goebel of Shawnee, Kan., 1,831; Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,822, one-time PBA Tour winner Bob Spaulding, McKinney, Texas, 1,806.

The 103-player field will return for another eight-game qualifying round Tuesday which will determine 34 players who will advance to match play on Wednesday. The top five after match play will advance to the stepladder finals scheduled for 7 p.m. PT.

Xtra Frame, PBA’s online bowling channel, is providing live coverage of the Fountain Valley Open. For subscription information visit http://www.xtraframe.tv/pba/.

PBA50 FOUNTAIN VALLEY OPEN PRESENTED BY TRACK

Fountain Bowl, Fountain Valley, Calif., Monday

First Round Standings (after 8 games)

1, ss-Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,854.
2, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 1,842.
3, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 1,831.
4, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,822.
5, Robert Spaulding, Mckinney, Texas, 1,806.
6, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 1,788.
7, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 1,785.
8, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,779.
9, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 1,762.
10, (tie) Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, and ss-Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 1,746.
12, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 1,742.
13, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 1,741.
14, John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 1,740.
15, Dave Arnold, Elk Grove, Calif., 1,738.
16, ss-Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 1,735.
17, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 1,733.
18, John Austin Jr., Friendswood, Texas, 1,721.
19, ss-a-Alvin Lou, El Cajon, Calif., 1,712.
20, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 1,711.
21, ss-Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 1,703.
22, Rodney Garrick, San Francisco, 1,701.
23, Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., 1,699.
24, ss-Jim Starks, San Bernardino, Calif., 1,697.
25, ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,690.
26, Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., 1,689.
27, Doug Kempt, Arcadia, Calif., 1,688.
28, Jeff Garrison, Hawthorne, Calif., 1,687.
28, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 1,687.
30, ss-Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 1,686.
31, (tie) ss-Dick Baker, Henderson, Nev., and ss-Roger Kossert, Lithia, Fla., 1,682.
33, Dana Wright, St. Paul, Minn., 1,679.
34, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,678.
35, James Hansen, Anchorage, Alaska, 1,672.
36, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 1,670.
37, ss-Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 1,665.
38, Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash., 1,658.
39, Eddie Katz, Costa Mesa, Calif., 1,654.
40, Bob Markiewicz, San Diego, 1,652.
41, Warren Nelson, Middleburg, Fla., 1,649.
42, Eric Forkel, Henderson, Nev., 1,647.
43, ss-Kent Whitson, Sausalito, Calif., 1,631.
44, ss-Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 1,630.
45, ss-Dale Eagle, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 1,621.
46, ss-Edgar Gomez, Colombia, 1,616.
47, Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 1,615.
48, ss-Don Robinson, Boise, Idaho, 1,610.
49, ss-Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 1,605.
50, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 1,603.
51, Robin Romeo, Newhall, Calif., 1,600.
52, ss-Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,596.
53, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 1,595.
54, Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 1,589.
55, ss-a-Steve Kiss, Clackamas, Ore., 1,586.
56, Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 1,585.
57, ss-Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,583.
58, Glenn Morgan, Carson City, Nev., 1,581.
59, (tie) ss-Lew Elting, Carlsbad, Calif., and Tony Majcher, Rolling Meadows, Ill., 1,579.
61, ss-Bill Nichols, Roseville, Calif., 1,576.
62, Mario Ortez, Visalia, Calif, 1,570.
63, ss-a-Johnny Pineda, Tustin, Calif., 1,561.
64, Mike Watson, Grass Valley, Calif., 1,560.
65, ss-Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 1,558.
66, (tie) ss-Jim Murtishaw, Menifee, Calif., and ss-Ron Winger, Las Vegas, 1,554.
68, ss-Jim Gordin, Modesto, Calif., 1,548.
69, ss-James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 1,546.
70, ss-Fred Cole, Visalia, Calif., 1,540.
71, (tie) ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., and ss-a-David Chew, Brentwood, Calif., 1,527.
73, a-Bob Sitman, Cypress, Calif., 1,526.
74, ss-Dave Schultz, West Bend, Wis., 1,523.
75, Tommy Martin, Olive Branch, Miss., 1,522.
76, Mike Kanada, Camarillo, Calif., 1,517.
77, a-Chip Pettiford, Los Angeles, 1,513.
78, Rob Rice, Sunnyside, Wash., 1,512.
79, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1,510.
80, ss-Chuck Best, Buda, Texas, 1,502.
81, Randy Peterson, Carrington, N.D., 1,501.
82, Brian Tinsley, Medford, Ore., 1,500.
83, ss-a-Paul Appling, Camarillo, Calif., 1,496.
84, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,495.
85, ss-a-Douglas Andrews, Seal Beach, Calif., 1,473.
86, Jim Hageman, San Jose, Calif, 1,469.
87, ss-Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 1,468.
88, Larry Galloway, Lakewood, Calif., 1,466.
89, Carl Labayan, Long Beach, Calif., 1,449.
90, Tracy Teeters, Eugene, Ore., 1,445.
91, ss-Stan Winters, Simi Valley, Calif., 1,444.
92, (tie) ss-Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., and ss-Gerald Calvin, Thousand Oaks, Calif., 1,443.
94, a-Kent Steckbeck, Lakewood, Calif., 1,441.
95, ss-Glen Nakagawa, Highland Village, Texas, 1,439.
96, a-William Waters, Irvine, Calif., 1,434.
97, Carey Hoffmann, Phoenix, 1,420.
98, ss-Ray Cobb, Highland, Calif., 1,395.
99, a-Roger Stone, Orange, Calif., 1,390.
100, Darron Peters, Temecula, Calif., 1,389.
101, ss-Don Lane, San Francisco, 1,376.
102, Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 1,362.
103, Pete Milkovich, Hercules, Calif., 1,348.

ss-denotes PBA60 players ages 60 and over

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