Rookie Bob Spaulding Averages 241.8 to Top PBA50 Northern California Classic Qualifying

by Gianmarc Manzione 0

Bob Spaulding of McKinney, Texas, who won the 1995 Quaker State 250 for his lone PBA Tour title, averaged 241.8 to earn top qualifier honors for the PBA50 Northern California Classic presented by MOTIV Tuesday at Harvest Park Bowl.

Spaulding, a 53-year-old PBA50 Tour rookie who hasn’t competed in topflight professional competition since 1997, led qualifying with a 3869 16-game pinfall, bowling games of 189, 276, 258, 259, 213, 248, 278 and 222 in Tuesday’s second round.

“I’m basically having to learn everything all over again,” said Spaulding, who also finished second to Mike Aulby in the 1995 Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions. “Until a few months ago I’ve never bowled with this equipment. Everything’s different from the ball surfaces to the weight blocks to just about everything, so I’m pleasantly surprised at how well I’m doing.

“I have to say everybody’s been great out here and a lot of help so it makes everything all that much more enjoyable.”

Spaulding leads a field of 33 bowlers who will compete in Wednesday’s match play to determine the top five for the stepladder finals. All of tomorrow’s action can be seen on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame with finals coverage schedule to begin at 5:30 p.m. PT.

The Northern California Classic is the third PBA50 Tour tournament Spaulding has competed in this season, with a best finish of 16th in last week’s Fountain Valley Open.

Spaulding edged out PBA Hall of Famer, Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela, by 12 pins; Monacelli logged a 3857 pinfall. Rounding out the top five were last week’s Fountain Valley Open winner, Brian LeClair, of Delmar, N.Y., 3742; Dave Arnold of Elk Grove, Calif., 3738; and first-round leader, Chris Warren, of Grants Pass, Ore., 3736.

Former major league all-star pitcher and PBA50 Tour rookie, John Burkett, made the cut, finishing in a tie for sixth with PBA Hall of Famer, Brian Voss, of Centennial, Colo., with a 3691 pinfall. It marks the fourth of five tournaments Burkett has made the cut, and he is hoping to improve on his season’s best finish of 15th in the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open.

Xtra Frame, PBA’s online bowling channel, is providing full coverage of the final day of the PBA50 Northern California Classic. For subscription information visit http://www.xtraframe.tv/pba/.

PBA50 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CLASSIC PRESENTED BY MOTIV

Harvest Park Bowl, Brentwood, Calif., Tuesday

Second Round Standings (after 16 games. Top 24 advance to match play; places 25-33rd plus eight PBA60 players advance to cashers round to determine eight additional match play finalists)

1, Bob Spaulding, McKinney, Texas, 3,869.
2, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,857.
3, Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 3,742.
4, Dave Arnold, Elk Grove, Calif., 3,738.
5, Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., 3,736.
6, (tie) John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, and Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 3,691.
8, Joe Goldstein Sr., San Bruno, Calif., 3,679.
9, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3,671.
10, James Hansen, Anchorage, Alaska, 3,649.
11, Nick Morgan, Sacramento, Calif., 3,627.
12, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,602.
13, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3,596.
14, Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 3,592.
15, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 3,591.
16, Ron Winger, Las Vegas, 3,589.
17, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,585.
18, Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., 3,579.
19, Tony Majcher, Rolling Meadows, Ill., 3,571.
20, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3,560.
21, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 3,557.
22, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,550.
23, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,545.
24, a-Sam Carter, Ben Lomond, Calif., 3,540.
25, Kerry Painter, Henderson, Nev., 3,536.
26, Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 3,518.
27, a-Terry Leong, Las Vegas, 3,511.
28, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 3,500.
29, Darron Peters, Temecula, Calif., 3,499.
30, (tie) Ray Cobb, Highland, Calif., and Warren Nelson, Middleburg, Fla., 3,494.
32, Noel Vazquez, Sacramento, Calif., 3,491.
33, Rob Rice, Sunnyside, Wash., 3,483.
34, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 3,468.
35, ss-Bill Nichols, Roseville, Calif., 3,462, $1,000.
36, Craig Miller, Tracy, Calif., 3,461.
37, (tie) ss-Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 3,456, $1,000, and Mark McCreary, Livermore, Calif., 3,456.
39, ss-Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 3,447, $1,000.
40, ss-a-John Dorsett, Concord, Calif., 3,441, $1,000.
41, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 3,439.
42, Rory Peterson, Sacramento, Calif., 3,437.
43, (tie) Junior Self, Martinez, Calif., and a-Al Bella, Pittsburg, Calif., 3,435.
45, Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., 3,431.
46, ss-Gerald Calvin, Thousand Oaks, Calif., 3,414, $1,000.
47, ss-Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 3,413, $1,000.
48, Glenn Morgan, Carson City, Nev., 3,411.
49, Doug Kempt, Arcadia, Calif., 3,401.
50, Brian Tinsley, Medford, Ore., 3,400.
51, Rodney Garrick, San Francisco, 3,393.
52, ss-Dale Eagle, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 3,391, $1,000.
53, ss-Stan Winters, Simi Valley, Calif., 3,384, $1,000.
54, John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 3,382.
55, Fred Cole, Visalia, Calif., 3,371.
56, Dick Baker, Henderson, Nev., 3,340.
57, Dan Sasaki, Richmond, Callif., 3,339.
58, a-Paul Herrera, San Jose, Calif., 3,338.
59, Lew Elting, Carlsbad, Calif., 3,333.
60, Dave Dayton, Reno, Nev., 3,300.
61, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,295.
62, Eric Forkel, Henderson, Nev., 3,294.
63, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 3,291.
64, (tie) Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, and Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 3,288.
66, a-David Chew, Brentwood, Calif., 3,287.
67, Dave Bolles, Stockton, Calif., 3,280.
68, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3,277.
69, Timothy Bell, Sacramento, Calif., 3,260.
70, Scott Hansel, Stockton, Calif., 3,256.
71, Pat Nolan, Japan, 3,230.
72, Eddie Katz, Lakewood, Calif., 3,227.
73, a-Dennis Jones, Fremont, Calif., 3,201.
74, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 3,197.
75, Keith Pridgeon, Antioch, Calif., 3,196.
76, Joe Beck, Montgomery, Ala., 3,193.
77, Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 3,180.
78, Duane Wilson, Brentwood, Calif., 3,173.
79, Jim Gordin, Modesto, Calif., 3,170.
80, Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 3,167.
81, a-Phillip Spruill, San Francisco, 3,166.
82, Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 3,164.
83, a-Steve Adams, Grass Valley, Calif., 3,161.
84, Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 3,153.
85, John Austin, Friendswood, Texas, 3,131.
86, Joseph Jimenez, Rowland Hts, Calif., 3,106.
87, a-Scott DeSelms Sr., Castro Valley, Calif., 3,081.
88, Don Lane, San Francisco, 3,067.
89, a-Larry Dyson, Stockton, Calif, 3,050.
90, Mike Watson, Grass Valley, Calif., 3,045.
91, Chuck Best, Buda, Texas, 3,019.
92, Larry Galloway, Lakewood, Calif., 2,997.
93, Dave Schultz, West Bend, Wis., 2,996.
94, a-Kenneth Daily, Danville, Calif., 2,984.
95, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 2,974.
96, Mike Saraiva, Napa, Calif., 2,937.
97, Rich Kleinman, Reno, Nev., 2,921.
98, a-Christopher Sargent, Crockett, Calif., 2,769.
99, Lauri Karppala Jr., Folsom, Calif., 2,607.
100, Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 2,780.
101, Glen Nakagawa, Highland Village, Texas, 1,457.

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

a-denotes amateur

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