Pete Weber Continues Dominance in PBA50 Mooresville Ford Open

by Bob Johnson 0

Weber.Pete_2015PBALMatch1BrooklynvsNYC(3)MOORESVILLE, N.C. – In another dominating qualifying performance, Pete Weber of St. Ann., Mo., continued to pace the field in the PBA50 Mooresville Ford Open presented by Columbia 300 and Miller High Life Tuesday, averaging 250.6 to take top qualifier honors at George Pappas’ Victory Lanes.

The PBA Hall of Famer and 2015 PBA50 Player of the Year compiled a 4,010 16-game pinfall total bowling 2,012 in Tuesday’s eight-game round after a 1,998 in Monday’s first round. Weber’s games in the second round were 246, 212, 268, 227, 279, 290, 279 and 211.

“I didn’t change a thing from yesterday,” said the 53-year-old Weber. “I used the same two balls and played the lanes basically the same as yesterday. I actually bowled a little better in the second round and that’s kind of unusual for me. Most tournaments I drop down a little in the second round of qualifying but I was able to keep the momentum going.”

After the second round, 24 players advanced directly into Wednesday’s match play rounds. An additional eight players will earn match play spots after a cashers round Wednesday morning. The match play rounds will determine the top five players for the stepladder finals scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.

“I’ll be prepared for match play,” the 37-time PBA Tour titlist said. “I have a good read on the lanes and I’m confident in my equipment. I have a third and a second-place finish here, all I’m missing is the No. 1.”

Weber is hoping to win his second consecutive title this season, winning last week’s UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl In The Villages by defeating two-time PBA50 Player of the Year Ron Mohr 204-162 in the championship match to also win his fifth career PBA50 Tour title. Weber finished fourth in the season-opening Pasco County Florida Open.

Weber held a 202-pin lead over Stoney Baker of Canton, Ga., who finished qualifying in second with 3,808. Rounding out the top eight were Ralph Brunt Jr., Jensen Beach, Fla., 3,789; Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3,782; Bob Spaulding, Colorado Springs, Colo., 3,705; Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 3,690 and Hall of Famers Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,688, and Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 3,671. Defending champion Jack Jurek of Lackawanna, N.Y. qualified 12th with 3,603.

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George Pappas’ Victory Lanes, Mooresville, N.C., Tuesday


Second Round Standings (after 16 games)

Top 24 advance to match play; 25th-50th places plus eight PBA60 players advance to cashers round which will determine eight additional match play finalists


1, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 4,010.
2, Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., 3,808.
3, Ralph Brunt Jr., Jensen Beach, Fla., 3,789.
4, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3,782.
5, Bob Spaulding, Colorado Springs, Colo., 3,705.
6, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 3,690.
7, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,688.
8, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 3,671.
9, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 3,660.
10, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,616.
11, Robert Brown, Cody, Wyo., 3,612.
12, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 3,603.
13, (tie) Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., and Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 3,573.
15, George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C., 3,558.
16, Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 3,549.
17, Keith Lesko, Indian Land, S.C., 3,542.
18, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 3,541.
19, Dave Han, Hoover, Ala., 3,525.
20, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,521.
21, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 3,513.
22, Tommy Martin, Olive Branch, Miss., 3,512.
23, (tie) John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., and Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 3,509.
25, Robert Leonard Sr, Lockwood, N.Y., 3,508.
26, (tie) Pete Arruda, Gilbert, S.C., and Kenneth Bland Jr., Cibilo, Texas, 3,496.
28, Dale Eagle, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 3,481.
29, Curt Guinn, Greenwood, S.C., 3,476.
30, Peter Knopp, Germany, 3,475.
31, (tie) Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., and Dennis Rakauskas, Apopka, Fla., 3,470.
33, Warren Nelson, Middleburg, Fla., 3,466.
34, (tie) Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., and Greg McMahan, Dandridge, Tenn., 3,465.
36, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 3,455.
37, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3,449.
38, Dave Sill, Titusville, Fla., 3,444.
39, (tie) Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, and Mac Sanders, Taylors, S.C., 3,441.
42, Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 3,438.
43, Joe Scarborough, Charlotte, N.C., 3,422.
44, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 3,418.
45, Bobby Johnson, Chillicothe, Ohio, 3,411.
46, Doug O'Bryant, Ball Ground, Ga., 3,400.
47, Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 3,398.
48, James Hansen, Anchorage, Alaska, 3,397.
49, Ken Shealy, Myrtle Beach, S.C., 3,392.
49, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3,392.
51, Todd Haney, Boiling Springs, S.C., 3,377.
52, Chuck Walker, Blaine, Tenn., 3,357.
53, ss-Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 3,345, $1,000.
54, ss-Kerry Fulford, Ft. Worth, Texas, 3,341, $1,000.
55, Mike Mineman, St Louis, 3,333.
56, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 3,332.
57, Glenn Morgan, Carson City, Nev., 3,331.
58, Darryl Traber, Waterford, Wis., 3,327.
59, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 3,325.
60, ss-Sam Maccarone, Blackwood, N.J., 3,321, $1,000.
61, ss-William Banks, Laurel Hill, N.C., 3,319, $1,000.
62, ss-James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 3,317, $1,000.
63, (tie) Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill. and n-ss-Charlie Gadd, Lake Worth, Fla., 3,314, $1,000.
65, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 3,306.
66, n-Mal Williams Jr., Hicoh Point, N.C., 3,303.
67, ss-Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 3,292, $1,000.
68, ss-Ken Gibson, Greenville, S.C., 3,283, $1,000.
69, Don Sylvia, Daytona Beach, Fla., 3,280.
70, Warren Burr, Wilmington, Del., 3,279.
71, Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C., 3,275.
72, Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 3,274.
73, Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 3,273.
74, (tie) Steven Grotowski, Ft Lauderdale, Fla, and Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,270.
76, Dannie Hettinger, Circleville, Ohio, 3,263.
77, n-Mike Long, Charlotte, N.C., 3,262.
78, Leon Davis Jr., Silver Spring, Md., 3,261.
79, Tim Hartley, Englewood, Ohio, 3,257.
80, (tie) Dave Flemming, Fairborn, Ohio, and Larry Woomer, State College, Pa., 3,256.
82, Edward Roberts, Braintree, Mass., 3,253.
83, n-Charles Allen Jr., Pell City, Ala., 3,241.
84, Richard Beeson, Lexington, N.C., 3,239.
84, Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 3,239.
86, Tracy Teeters, Eugene, Ore., 3,234.
87, David Taylor, Largo, Fla., 3,233.
88, (tie) Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., and David Zelger, Red Lion, Pa., 3,227.
90, Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wis., 3,226.
91, (tie) Jerry Brunette Jr., Rochester, N.Y., and Tommy Brodowski, New Hyde Park, N.Y., 3,223.
93, Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 3,217.
94, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 3,215.
95, John Gant, Medford, Mass., 3,214.
96, Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 3,211.
97, David Kneas, Annapolis, Md., 3,203.
98, Ross McDonald, Clarksville, Md., 3,200.
99, Larry Popp, Marion, Ohio, 3,198.
100, Brent Hunter, Glenville, Pa., 3,197.
101, Ken Fishman, Lutz, Fla., 3,196.
102, Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., 3,190.
103, Barry Slater, Locust, N.C., 3,184.
104, Karl Ramonas, Port St. Lucie, Fla., 3,177.
105, Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 3,176.
106, Mark Scime, Winter Garden, Fla., 3,170.
107, Jeff Porter, Morristown, Tenn., 3,168.
108, John Younger, Winston-Salem, N.C., 3,161.
109, Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 3,158.
110, (tie) Michael Byers, Charleston, S.C., and Gary Shultis, Levittown, N.Y., 3,155.
112, Jim Price, Harrrisburg, N.C., 3,152.
113, Scott Greiner, Platte City, Mo., 3,150.
114, William Keenan Jr., Orlando, Fla., 3,141.
115, Timothy Regan, East Northport, N.Y., 3,130.
116, Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 3,117.
117, Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., 3,113.
118, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 3,108.
119, Mark Nance Sr., Grove City, Ohio, 3,104.
120, Steve Easterday, Strasburg, Ohio, 3,102.
121, n-John Stronka, Davie, Fla., 3,098.
122, James Cayton, Canton, N.C., 3,096.
123, David Sanders, Blythewood, S.C., 3,091.
124, Roy Buckley, Westerville, Ohio, 3,078.
125, Todd Wilson, Summerfield, N.C., 3,077.
126, William Tenan Jr, Hayes, Va., 3,064.
127, Paul Kreins, Mooresville, N.C., 3,039.
128, Tony Myers, Pensacola, Fla., 3,029.
129, (tie) Wayne Bolin, Lumberton, N.C., and John Austin Jr., League City, Texas, 3,022.
131, Randy Robertson, Evansville, Ind., 2,995.
132, Rich Giragosian, Charlotte, N.C., 2,987.
133, Pete Bryan, Laurel, Del., 2,986.
134, n-Henry Blough, Elizabethtown, Pa., 2,983.
135, Ben Snyder, Maryville, Tenn., 2,970.
136, George Lord, Lakeland, Fla., 2,968.
137, Sam Perrotta, Newark, Del., 2,958.
138, Rick LeChette, Lincoln University, Pa., 2,945.
139, Mike Walden, Stony Point, N.Y., 2,939.
140, Larry Felts Jr., Moore, S.C., 2,933.
141, James West, Catonsville, Md., 2,904.
142, Chuck Anton, Chesterfield, Va., 2,899.
143, Bobby Dunn, Augusta, Ga., 2,864.
144, William Medina, Whites Creek, Tenn., 2,859.
145, James Hutchinson, Ludlow Falls, Ohio, 2,853.
146, Gary Simon, Bridgeport, W.Va., 2,845.
147, n-Andrew Jones, Danville, Va., 2,842.
148, Richard Felten, Rockville, Md., 2,837.
149, n-Jerry Childers, Springville, Ala., 2,820.
150, Peter Brainard, Tampa, Fla., 2,774.
151, Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 2,471.


n-denotes non-member

ss-denotes PBA60 player ages 60 and over out of the regular prize fund cashing for $1,000

Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson has received more national writing awards than any other bowling writer — close to 70 over the course of his 40-year career. He began at age 16 as a staff writer and then assistant editor for the weekly Pacific Bowler newspaper in his native California, and within three years was writing feature stories for Bowlers Journal. He has written for the magazine ever since, except for a five-year span when he was hired as the founding editor of another magazine. He moved to Chicago in 2000 and spent 13 years in the Windy City, including five as Bowlers Journal’s Editor. In 1975, Johnson received the Robert E. Kennedy Award as California’s top undergraduate high school journalist. Five years earlier, on the lanes, he had shared the Bantam Division Doubles championship in the Orange County Junior Bowling Association Championships. Today, he continues to work full-time for Bowlers Journal as its Senior Editor, to write his popular “Strikes Me” column, and to edit Luby Publishing Inc.’s weekly business-to-business Cyber Report.

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