Pete Weber Moves Into PBA50 National Championship Lead After Second Round

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Pete Weber Moves Into PBA50 National Championship

Lead After Second Round

THE VILLAGES, Fla. (April 26, 2018) – Starting his 2018 PBA50 Tour season with a fresh outlook on his game, PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber fired a 1,389 six-game pinfall total in the second round Thursday to take the lead in the PBA50 National Championship presented by Spanish Springs Lanes and Radical.

Looking to get back on the winning track after a winless 2017 season, Weber bowled games of 236, 269, 227, 246, 244 and 167 in the second round to move from seventh after the first round to take the lead with a 2,771 12-game pinfall.

“I’m making a very strong effort to change my attitude,” said the 55-year-old Weber. “Basically, I’m trying not to get mad and keep my cool when things aren’t going well. The 167 I bowled in the last game was a good example. I was disappointed, but I didn’t let it upset me like it would normally.”

Weber, an 11-time PBA50 Tour titlist, his hoping to come back after a disappointing 2017 season which came after his record breaking 2016 PBA50 Player of the Year season in which he won six tournaments and four in a row.

“Last year wasn’t a good year and part of it was because I was probably making it worse by getting mad every time things weren’t going well,” Weber added. “This year I’m feeling good and I’m trying to enjoy myself a little more out here. “I’ve always enjoyed bowling out here on the senior tour but in general I’m trying to stay more positive.”

Weber holds a 26-pin lead over George Gomez of Orlando, Fla., bowling in only his second PBA50 Tour tournament. Gomez bowled games of 199, 225, 217, 202, 279 and 223 in the second round and finished with a 2,745 pinfall for two rounds.

Former Major League Baseball All-Star pitcher John Burkett of Southlake, Texas, who also bowled 1,389 in the second round, bowled games of 218, 279, 277, 193, 183 and 239, to finish the day in third with 2,715.

Burkett is hoping to improve upon his previous best PBA50 Tour finish of fourth in the 2015 Northern California Classic. His best finish in a major was 11th in the 2017 PBA50 Miller Lite Players Championship.

Rounding out the top five after the second round were Gary Faulkner of Norfolk, Va. with 2,712 and PBA Hall of Famer Bryan Goebel of Shawnee, Kan., with 2,711.

The 171-player field returns for the final six-game qualifying round Friday beginning at 9 a.m. ET after which the top 32 players will be determined for Saturday’s first round of match play at 9 a.m. After the first round of match play the top 16 players will advance to the second match play round at 2 p.m. which will determine the top five players for the stepladder finals at 7 p.m.

All rounds of the tournament, including the stepladder finals, are streamed live exclusively on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame. For subscription and schedule information visit xtraframe.tv.

PBA50 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Presented by Spanish Springs Lanes and Radical

Spanish Springs Lanes, The Villages, Fla., Thursday

SECOND ROUND (after 12 games)

1, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 2,771.
2, George Gomez, Orlando, Fla., 2,745.
3, John Burkett, Southlake, Texas, 2,715.
4, Gary Faulkner, Norfolk, Va., 2,712.
5, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 2,711.
6, Michael Haugen Jr., Phoenix, 2,707.
7, Rolando Sebelen, Dominican Republic, 2,698.
8, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 2,683.
9, ss-Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 2,649.
10, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 2,646.
11, ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 2,635.
12, ss-Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 2,633.
13, (tie)Joe Scarborough, Charlotte, N.C., and n,ss-Mark Scime, Winter Garden, Fla., 2,632.
15, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 2,625.
16, ss-Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 2,613.
17, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 2,611.
18, ss-Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wis., 2,608.
19, (tie) John Donovan, Melbourne, Fla., and Ricky Schissler, Brighton, Colo., 2,602.
21, n-Dennis Rakauskas, Apopka, Fla., 2,592.
22, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 2,590.
23, ss-Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 2,586.
24, Steve Kenyon, Dade City, Fla., 2,585.
25, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 2,584.
26, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 2,583.
27, ss-Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 2,579.
28, Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 2,578.
29, (tie) Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., and ss-Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C., 2,568.
31, ss-Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 2,566.
32, n-Rich Garner, Hudson, Fla., 2,563.
33, Eddie Graham, Kettering, Ohio, 2,549.
34, Dave Sill, Titusville, Fla., 2,547.
35, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 2,545.
36, ss-Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 2,535.
37, Doug Becker, Clermont, Fla., 2,530.
38, Jimmy Jean, Kathleen, Ga., 2,525.
39, ss-Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 2,521.
40, Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 2,520.
41, Ralph Brunt Jr., Jensen Beach, Fla., 2,511.
42, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 2,510.
43, ss-Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 2,508.
44, ss-Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 2,503.
45, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 2,499.
46, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 2,494.
47, Randy Rose, Davenport, Fla., 2,492.
48, ss-Sam Maccarone, Williamstown, N.J., 2,491.
49, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 2,486.
50, Michael Craig, Westerville, Ohio, 2,485.
51, n-Corbett Austin, North Ogden, Utah, 2,480.
52, n-Don DuPree II, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., 2,475.
53, (tie) ss-Jeff Schrum, Cherryville, N.C., and Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 2,473.
55, (tie) Tommy Martin, Millington, Tenn., and Charlie Toney, Oak Hill, W.Va., 2,471.
57, Peter Knopp, Germany, 2,469.
58, ss-Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., 2,464.
59, Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., 2,463.
60, (tie) ss-Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., and ss-Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 2,451.
62, (tie) Alan Wilson, Martinsville, Ind., and Scott Greiner, Sunrise Beach, Mo., 2,446.
64, ss-John Gant, Medford, Mass., 2,445.
65, Darin Hays, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 2,442.
66, (tie) Glenn Smith, New York, N.Y., and Tony Rodriguez Jr., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 2,440.
68, ss-Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 2,439.
69, Sammy Ventura, Norwich, N.Y., 2,437.
70, Don Breeden, Clive, Iowa, 2,433.
71, Jon DeLaney, McKinney, Texas, 2,427.
72, n-John Hough, Naples, Fla., 2,423.
73, Bill Watson, Monroe, Ohio, 2,418.
74, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 2,417.
75, Greg Kemp, Conroe, Texas, 2,415.
76, Craig Auerbach, Sunrise, Fla., 2,412.
77, (tie) ss-Tommy Brodowski, New Hyde Park, N.Y., and James Campbell, Clearwater, Fla., 2,409.
79, Danny Clark, New Palestine, Ind., 2,406.
80, James Hansen, Anchorage, Alaska, 2,402.
81, ss-Lew Elting, Carlsbad, Calif., 2,401.
82, n-ss-Michael Dioguardo, Patchogue, N.Y., 2,400.
83, ss-Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 2,398.
84, n-John Stronka, Davie, Fla., 2,397.
85, ss-Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 2,393.
86, (tie) ss-Larry Gross, Ocala, Fla., and Pete Arruda, Gilbert, S.C., 2,390.
88, Mike Keough, Stockton, Calif., 2,389.
89, (tie) Kevin Williams, Brooksville, Fla., and Ernie Segura Jr., Taylor, Mich., 2,386.
91, ss-Widmar Vargas, Riverview, Fla., 2,383.
92, ss-n-John Pullen, Oyster Bay, N.Y., 2,380.
93, Michael Byers, Charleston, S.C., 2,376.
94, Timothy Regan, East Northport, N.Y., 2,375.
95, ss-Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 2,374.
96, (tie) Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich., and Robert Lawrence, Austin, Texas, 2,369.
98, Glenn Morgan, Carson City, Nev., 2,366.
99, John Kidwell, Indianapolis, Ind., 2,359.
100, (tie) ss-Brian Miller, Springfield, Ohio, and Timothy Martin, Harrisville, R.I., 2,357.
102, ss-James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 2,343.
103, Jerry Brunette Jr., Naples, Fla., 2,338.
104, (tie) ss-Nick Panicaro, Ocala, Fla., and ss-Don Sylvia, Port Orange, Fla., 2,334.
106, ss-David Goldenberg, Holtsville, N.Y., 2,331.
107, (tie) Darryl Dempsey, Pinellas Park, Fla., and n-Michael Owen, Gainesville, Fla., 2,327.
109, Harry Alchin III, Madeira Beach, Fla., 2,324.
110, Mike Mineman, St Louis, 2,315.
111, ss-Steve Bova, Massapequa, N.Y., 2,313.
112, n-Rick Pittman, Fruitland Park, Fla., 2,311.
113, ss-William Banks, Laurel Hill, N.C., 2,308.
114, Doug O’Bryant, Ball Ground, Ga., 2,307.
115, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 2,303.
116, Richard Morgan, Grand Island, Fla., 2,300.
117, ss-Chuck Richardson, The Villages, Fla., 2,298.
118, ss-John DiSantis, Wilmington, Del., 2,297.
119, ss-Mike Schmid, St. Paul, Minn., 2,294.
120, Rick Francis, Linden, Calif., 2,287.
121,n,ss-Dennis Psaropolus, Lake Worth, Fla., 2,286.
122,(tie) ss-Rich Giragosian, The Villages, Fla., and ss-Ken Waters, Kingsport, Tenn., 2,282.
124, Tony Johnson, Canton, Ohio, 2,277.
125, ss-James Storts, Westfield, Ind., 2,273.
126, ss-William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 2,270.
127, n-Lester See, Yulee, Fl., 2,267.
128, (tie) n-Dave Van Riet, Summerfield, Fla., and Norm Spurlock, Kenner, La., 2,265.
130, ss-Chuck Best, Buda, Texas, 2,263.
131, George Patel, England, 2,261.
132, Ken Fishman, Lutz, Fla., 2,259.
133, Todd Haney, Boiling Springs, S.C., 2,256.
134, David Bleggi, Jacksonville, N.C., 2,251.
135, ss-Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 2,238.
136, n,ss-Patrick Trudeau, St. Petersburg, Fla., 2,236.
137, James Deplanche, Taylor, Mich., 2,232.
138, (tie) Barry Clare, Bayside, N.Y., and David Taylor, Largo, Fla., 2,229.
140, John Austin Jr., League City, Texas, 2,212.
141, ss-Steven Grotowski, Ft Lauderdale, Fla, 2,210.
142, ss-Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 2,202.
143, Joe Fulner III, Belleview, Fla., 2,200.
144, ss-Thomas Ream, Tampa, Fla., 2,198.
145, Tim Hartley, Englewood, Ohio, 2,193.
146, Johnny Wilson, Colorado Springs, Colo., 2,183.
147, ss-Jim Pitts, Elmira, N.Y., 2,161.
148, ss-Louis Alessi, Clearwater, Fla., 2,157.
149, Wayne Bolin, Lumberton, N.C., 2,149.
150, ss-Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 2,148.
151, ss-Peter Brainard, Tampa, Fla., 2,146.
152, Mal Williams, Jr, Greensboro, N.C., 2,130.
153, ss-Larry Williams, St. Augustine, Fla., 2,127.
154, ss-Fred Ferreira, Kings Park, N.Y., 2,121.
155, ss-Rich Schubert, Cornith, Texas, 2,116.
156, ss-Larry Helton, Bolingbrook, Ill., 2,108.
157, ss-n-Joseph Woznicki, Lakeland, Fla., 2,102.
158, ss-Dennis Thomas, Navarre, Fla., 2,100.
159, ss-Ray Valdovino, Sacramento, Calif., 2,092.
160, Michael Vella, Bellport, N.Y., 2,081.
161, ss-David Martin, Chesapeake, Va., 2,079.
162, ss-Dave Schultz, Summerfield, Fla., 2,073.
163, ss-Bob Chamberlain, The Villages, Fla., 2,062.
164, ss-Mark Nance Sr., Grove City, Ohio, 2,059.
165, ss-Robert Donovan, Prattsville, N.Y., 2,053.
166, Bill Ursillo, Bluffton, S.C., 2,032.
167, ss-Timothy Bates, Orlando, Fla., 1,979.
168, ss-Daniel Kelso, New Fairfield, Conn., 1,978.
169, ss-Stephen Lippman, Palm Harbor, Fla., 1,967.
170, ss-Lindell Woolard, Tallahassee, Fla., 1,938.
171, ss-Dowell Milliken, Lake Grove, N.Y., 1,336.

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