Friday, August 13, 2010

Henry Wins PBA Senior Lake County Indiana Open

Mike Henry of Brunswick, Ohio, ended his 10-year 
quest for his first Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Senior Tour title in the 
PBA Senior Lake County Indiana Open at Olympia Lanes Thursday, defeating Tim 
Kauble of Marion, Ohio, 247-166, in the title match.

Henry, at age 62, upset three consecutive favored players. Kauble was the 
title-match favorite after winning the PBA Golden Anniversary Senior 
Championship at Olympia Lanes two years earlier. In the semifinal round, Henry 
upset 47-time PBA Tour champion and PBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr. of 
Ocala, Fla., 235-192. In the match before that, he had eliminated another PBA 
Hall of Famer, Wayne Webb of Columbus, Ohio.

“It has been a lot of hard work and it paid off,” said Henry, who had previously 
finished second twice in PBA Senior tour events. “There were 117 great bowlers 
to start this tournament, but to beat Wayne Webb and Walter Ray? I wouldn’t 
trade this for anything.”

“Mike made the lanes look easy, but they were tough,” Kauble said. “If they had 
been easy, there would have been more left-handers in the hunt and there 

Henry won a large eagle trophy along with an $8,000 prize and said he was going 
to mount the eagle on the front of his motorhome so everyone could see it while 
he drives down the highway to the Senior Tour’s next stop in Decatur, Ill.

Kauble advanced to the championship match by defeating Ron Profitt of 
Brookville, OH, 233-211, while Henry was eliminating Williams, in his rookie 
year on the PBA Senior Tour, in the other semifinal round match, 235-192.

Henry’s upset victory also played a key role in the PBA Senior Player of the 
Year points race, stalling Webb’s hopes of virtually locking up the PBA Senior 
Player of the Year title, and he prevented Williams from gaining meaningful 
ground on Webb in the points race.

Webb failed to add to his points total when he was eliminated in his 
best-of-three-game match against Henry, 2-0. Webb remained the leader with 48 
points while Williams earned four points for finishing third to move into a tie 
for second place with Mark Williams (no relation) of Beaumont, Texas, both with 
32. The top four finishers in each PBA Senior Tour event earn 16, 8, 4 and 2 
Player of the Year points, respectively.

“I hate to lose, but I hate it even more when it’s my own fault,” Webb said. 
“Mike bowled a good match, but I made some bad shots. Oh, well. It’s not the 
first time and it won’t be the last.”

The PBA Senior Tour’s next event is the Senior Pepsi Open at Spare Time Lanes in 
Decatur starting Saturday and concluding Tuesday, Aug. 17.’s Xtra Frame 
will provide live video streaming coverage of the Senior Pepsi Open finals 
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Olympia Lanes, Hammond, Ind., Thursday, Aug. 12

Championship Match
Mike Henry, Brunswick, Ohio ($8,000) def. Tim Kauble, Marion, Ohio ($4,500), 

Semifinal Round (losers earn $3,000)
Kauble def. Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 233-211.
Henry def. Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 235-192.

Round of 8 (best of three games, losers eliminated, $1,700 each)
Kauble def. Kent Wagner, Palmetto, Fla., 2-0.
Henry def. Wayne Webb, Columbus, Ohio, 2-0.
Williams def. Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 2-1.
Profitt def. Tom Baker, King, N.C., 2-0.

Round of 16 (best of five games, losers eliminated, $1,300 each)
Kauble def. Bob Chamberlain, The Villages, Fla., 3-2.
Henry def. Mark Zamora, Bellevue, Neb., 3-0.
Traber def. Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 3-0.
Webb def. Rick Vittone, Canada, 3-0.
Wagner def. Michael Tryniski, Fulton, N.Y., 3-1.
Profitt def. Shannon Starnes, Fort Worth, Texas, 3-2.
Baker def. Conn Casey, Canada, 3-0.
Williams def. Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 3-1.

Round of 24 (best of five games, losers eliminated, $1,150 each)
Starnes def. Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 3-1.
Zamora def. Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 3-1.
Eagle def. Larry Popp, Marion, Ohio, 3-1.
Tryniski def. Robert Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 3-1.
Vittone def. Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Township, Mich., 3-1.
Casey def. Bob Knipple, Long Beach, Calif., 3-0.
Kauble def. Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 3-2.
Parks def. Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J. 3-0.

Round of 32 (best of five games, losers eliminated, $1,050 each)
Casey def. Larry Graybeal, Elizabethton, Tenn., 3-1.
Starnes def. Mark Everette, Aliquippa, Pa., 3-1.
Tapp def. Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3-1.
Tryniski def. Patric Donaghue, Honeoye Falls, N.Y., 3-2.
Vittone def. Dan Miner, East Moline, Ill., 3-2.
Zamora def. John Forst, Salt Lake City, 3-0.
Eagle def. Barry Mefford, Aurora, Ill., 3-2.
Petraglia def. Peter Knopp, Germany, 3-1.

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