Wednesday, January 20, 2010

PBA Tournament of Champions

Rhino Page of Dade City, FL, averaged 233.2 for 16 games to take the second round lead in the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Tournament of Champions at Red Rock Lanes Wednesday.
Page, a three-time Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour titlist, had a 3,731
pinfall to
hold a four-pin lead over PBA Hall of Famer and 1987
Tournament of Champions
winner Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., in
second with 3,727.

Page finished second in last season’s Tournament of Champions losing to
defending champion
Patrick Allen of Wesley Chapel, FL, 267-263. Page lost the
match when he threw a four-count
washout in the 10th frame, handing the victory
to Allen.

“I’m coming in here really focused and motivated this year,” said the 26-year-old Page. “I just have
to continue to work hard and continue to do what
I’ve been doing.

“The main thing right now is to get to match play which is actually my favorite part of the tournament.
From there I need to get to the TV finals and hopefully
this year it will be a different story.”

Weber, tied for third all-time with 34 PBA Tour titles, is trying for his ninth major. He is currently tied
for second with Mike Aulby in career majors with
eight. Earl Anthony is the all-time leader with 10
major titles.

Kelly Kulick, the first woman to earn a berth in the Tournament of Champions by winning the PBA
Women’s Championship
earlier this season, is currently in sixth
place with a 3,628 pinfall (226.7

PBA Hall of Famer and 1994 Tournament of Champions winner Norm Duke had to withdraw
because of injury.

The 63-player field will bowl one more eight-game qualifying round Thursday
morning after which the
field will then be cut to the top 24 qualifiers who will
advance to match play Thursday evening.
Match play continues with two
additional rounds on Friday. The top four after 48 games will advance
Sunday’s stepladder finals which airs at 1 p.m. Eastern (10 a.m. Pacific) on ESPN.

Red Rock Lanes, Las Vegas, NV
Second Round (after 16 games)

1, Rhino Page, Dade City, Fla., 3,731
2, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,727
3, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 3,701

4, Mike Fagan, Patchogue, N.Y., 3,681

5, Dave Wodka, Chatsworth, Calif., 3,655

6, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 3,628

7, Mika Koivuniemi, Howell, Mich., 3,625

8, Wayne Webb, Sacramento, Calif., 3,583

9, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 3,578

10, Ritchie Allen, Columbia, S.C., 3,574

11, Tony Reyes, San Bruno, Calif., 3,564

12, Michael Haugen Jr., Carefree, Ariz., 3,554

13, Sean Rash, Wichita, Kan., 3,553

14, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 3,545

15, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 3,529

16, Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, 3,527

17, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 3,508

18, Robert Smith, Columbus, Ohio, 3,505

19, Anthony LaCaze, Melrose Park, Ill., 3,493

20, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 3,482

21, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 3,470

22, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,469

23, John Nolen, Grand Blanc, Mich., 3,466

24, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 3,460

25, Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 3,443
26, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 3,437
27, Del Ballard Jr., Keller, Texas, 3,434

28, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 3,428
29, Joe Ciccone, Buffalo, N.Y., 3,427
30, Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 3,417

31, Scott Norton, Costa Mesa, Calif., 3,416

32, Bill O'Neill, Southampton, Pa., 3,413
33, Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, 3,410

34, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,406

35, Mike DeVaney, San Diego,
Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, TX, and Michael Machuga, Erie, PA 3,403
38, Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash., 3,400

39, Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., 3,399

40, Christopher Collins, Savannah, Ga., 3,389

41, Rick Lawrence, Waxahachie, Texas, 3,383
and Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 3,383
43, Bryon Smith, Roseburg, Ore., 3,361
44, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 3,358

45, Doug Kent, Newark, N.Y., 3,357

46, Jeff Carter, Springfield, Ill., 3,331

47, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 3,330

48, Brian Himmler, Cincinnati, 3,313

49, Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver, Wash., 3,310

50, Brian Voss, Alpharetta, Ga., 3,304

51, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,301

52, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 3,294

53, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 3,289

54, Mike Mineman, St Louis, Mo., 3,275

55, John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 3,246

56, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 3,233

57, Dave Arnold, Dublin, Calif., 3,207

58, Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind., 3,188
59, Roy Buckley, Westerville, Ohio, 3,134

60, Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., 3,084
61, Don McCune, Las Vegas, 3,066

62, Carmen Salvino, Schaumburg, Ill., 2,923

63, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., WD

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