Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Ferraro Wins PBA Senior Dayton Classic

Steve Ferraro of Kingston, N.Y., won his second Professional Bowlers Association Senior Tour 
title Tuesday by defeating Hall of Famer Wayne Webb 213-210 in the championship match of the 
PBA Senior Dayton Classic at Capri Lanes.

Ferraro, in his third full season on the Senior Tour, was somewhat surprised that his win came in 
the opening event of the 30th PBA Senior Tour season.

“As I was preparing for the season I really wasn’t bowling well,” said the 56-year-old Ferraro. “I’m 
capable of winning out here but thought it would take me a few more tournaments. I did surprisingly
well for the first tournament.”

Ferraro’s first Senior Tour win came in last year's Decatur (Ill.) Senior Open.

In Tuesday’s semifinal round Ferraro defeated Mike Dias of Lafayette, CO, 222-202, and Webb 
defeated two-time Senior Tour titlist Henry Gonzalez of Colorado Springs, CO, 190-186, to 
advance to the championship match.

In the title match Webb, the winner of the 2008 and 2009 Senior U.S. Opens and is a 20-time 
Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour titlist, rolled three strikes in the 10th frame to force Ferraro to mark. 
Ferraro made a spare and threw a 9-count in the 10th to lock up the win.

“I was fortunate to still be in the match because I was down 25 pins early,” Ferraro said.
“I was able to put four strikes together in the middle of the match and kept the momentum going.”

It was a disappointing loss for Webb who recently moved to Columbus, Ohio from Sacramento, CA,
to become a bowling center proprietor.

“It was just one of those things where I didn’t bowl well enough to win and really couldn’t
adjust to the lanes,” Webb said.

Capri Lanes, Dayton, Ohio, April 20

Championship match
Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y. ($8,000) def. Wayne Webb, Columbus, Ohio ($4,500), 213-210

Semifinal Round (losers earn $3,000)
Webb, def. Henry Gonzalez, Colorado Springs, Colo., 190-186
Ferraro def. Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 222-202

Round of 8 (best-of-three games, losers eliminated, $1,700 each)
Gonzalez def. Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 2-1
Webb def. Roger Kossert, Lithia, Fla., 2-1
Dias def. Bobby Johnson, Chillicothe, Ohio, 2-1
Ferraro def. Jeff Zaffino, Warren, Pa., 2-1

Round of 16 (best-of-five games, losers eliminated, $1,300 each)
Traber def. John Chapman, Canada, 3-2
Gonzalez def. Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 3-2
Kossert def. Kelly Painter, Henderson, Nev., 3-0
Webb def. Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 3-1
Johnson def. Brad Snell, Mount Prospect, Ill., 3-2
Dias def. Sam Maccarone, Glassboro, N.J., 3-1
Ferraro def. Hugh Miller, Seattle, 3-0
Zaffino def. Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 3-1

Round of 24 (best-of-five games, losers eliminated, $1,150 each)
Chapman def. Bill Spigner, Vernon Hills, Ill., 3-1
Gonzalez def. Chris Fedden, Albany, N.Y., 3-0
Painter def. Bob Chamberlain, The Villages, Fla., 3-0
Csuhta def. Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, 3-2
Snell def. Patric Donaghue, Honeoye, N.Y., 3-1
Dias def. Ron Mohr, Eagle River, Alaska, 3-1
Ferraro def. Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 3-0
Zaffino def. Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 3-0

Round of 32 (best-of-five games, losers eliminated, $1,050 each)
Spigner def. Bill Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 3-2
Gonzales def. Tim Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 3-1
Painter def. Vince Honeycutt, Buford, Ga., 3-1
Cshuta def. Jim Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 3-1
Donaghue def. Rod Tramp, Porterville, Calif., 3-1
Dias def. Mitch Jabczenski, Novi, Mich., 3-1
Eagle def. Henry Blough, Elizabethtown, Pa., 3-0
Williams def. Chuck Gardner, Charlotte, N.C., 3-0

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