Thursday, August 25, 2011

PBA Regional Roundup

Former PBA Tour exempt player Brian Waliczek of Birch Run, MI defeated 
Patrick Dombrowski of Parma, Ohio, 189-132, to win the PBA Central Region’s 
fourth annual Lefeld Implement Classic at Pla-Mor Lanes Sunday, Aug. 21. The 
title was Waliczek’s seventh in PBA Regional competition and earned him a $4,000 

Also in the Central Region, a number of PBA Senior Tour stars made a stop at 
Al-Mar Lanes in Bowling Green, Ohio, between the Decatur, IL and Jackson, MI, 
tour events. Tom Baker of King, NC, defeated Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Ocala, 
FL, 234-197, on Friday, Aug. 19, to win the Progressive/Gerdeman Insurance 
Agency Senior Classic and a $3,500 first prize. It was Baker’s 22nd overall PBA 
Regional title.

In the PBA East Region, Brent Hunter of Glenville, PA, defeated Tommy Brodowski 
of New Hyde Park, NY, 237-204, to win the Colony Park Lanes Senior Open at 
Colony Park Lanes East in York, PA, Sunday for his first PBA Regional title. 
The win qualifies Hunter for the 2012 PBA Tournament of Champions, which will be 
held at Red Rock Lanes in Las Vegas next April.

In the PBA South Region, Jason Sterner of McDougal, GA, won seven of eight 
matches and went on to record a 94-pin victory over Kyle Troup of Taylorsville, 
NC, in the Budweiser Columbia (S.C.) Open at Royal Z Lanes Sunday. Sterner, 
who was in third place after 13 qualifying games, finished match play with a 
21-game total of 5,281 pins to claim his sixth career PBA Regional title and the 
$2,500 first prize.

In Chillicothe, MO, amateur Dave Williams Jr. of Omaha, NE, defeated Duane 
Kilts of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 255-212, to win the PBA Midwest Region Fast Lane 
Non-Champions Challenger Open on Sunday. Because he is an amateur, Williams does 
not earn eligibility for the PBA Tournament of Champions.

In the Southwest Region, amateur Robert Klann from Cibola, Texas, defeated 
two-time defending champion Nathan Bohr of Wichita, KS, 255-215, to win the 
15th annual Killeen Open at Hallmark Lanes in Killeen, Texas, on Sunday. Klann, 
a recent Lindenwood University graduate bowling in only his second PBA Regional, 
won all seven single-elimination match games on his way to his first PBA win. As 
a non-member, however, Klann doesn’t qualify for the PBA Tournament of 

In the PBA Northwest Region, Erik Hohlbein of Renton, WA, posted a 9-3 match 
play record and compiled a total of 4,859 pins Sunday to win his fifth career 
regional title in the Dave Husted Northwest Open at Milwaukie Bowl in Milwaukie, 
OR Hohlbein, who earned $2,000, defeated Bob Davidson of Seattle by 247 pins 
for the title.

Next weekend’s round of PBA Regional events includes the PBA East Region Mil-Ray 
Foods Open at 30 Strikes in Stratford, NJ; the Midwest Region Premiere Bowling 
and Entertainment Center Open in Pleasant Hill, Iowa; the PBA Southwest Region 
Greenville (Texas) Open at DB’s Sports Grill and Bowling, and the West Region’s 
Pain Center Open at Johnson Lanes in Sun City West, Ariz. All are Friday-Sunday 

For complete Regional tournament schedules and entry information, visit 
and click on “Regional Tour” under the “Schedules” drop-down tab.

England’s Dominic Barrett defeated PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss, 484-465, in the 
two-game title match of the BNC Open at BNC Bowling Center in Bratislava, 
Slovakia, on Sunday, Aug. 21.

The World Tenpin Bowling Association’s fledgling World Bowling Tour has already 
booked a new event for the 2012 season. The WBT will include the Bahamas 
International Bowling Classic, Feb. 27-March 4 at Mario's Bowling and 
Entertainment Palace, a new 50-lane bowling center in Nassau. It will mark the 
first time a World Bowling Tour event will be held in the American Zone outside 
of the United States.

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