Harry Sullins Fires 279 in Final Game of First Round To Take Lead in PBA60 Dick Weber Championship


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Harry Sullins Fires 279 in Final Game of First Round

To Take Lead in PBA60 Dick Weber Championship


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Aug. 14, 2018) – Five-time PBA Tour and three-time PBA50 Tour winner Harry Sullins of Chesterfield Twp., Mich., bowled a 279 game in his last game of first round qualifying Tuesday to take the lead in the PBA60 Dick Weber Championship presented by 900 Global for players ages 60 and over.

The 60-year-old Sullins bowled a 1,683 seven-game pinfall total at Pro Bowl West with games of 196, 276, 247, 212, 265, 208 and 279 going around Sammy Ventura of Syracuse, N.Y., who finished the round in second with 1,653.

The 196 game could have been 220,” Sullins said. “I had a good shot to the pocket but I just didn’t have my speed and line to the pocket matched up like I did in the second game.

“The 279 at the end of the game was kind of unexpected because in the game before it (208) I didn’t have a good feel,” he added.  I really didn’t make much of an adjustment in the last game, I just refocused and gave it a little more extra effort.”

Sullins is hoping to end a drought without a win in national senior competition that dates back to the 2011 PBA50 Senior Lake County Open.

“Every year it gets harder on the senior tour,” Sullins said. “There’s more and more good players coming out here and there’s a lot of guys that are just plain tough to beat. I’ve had a lot of good finishes recently just not good enough to make the top five.”

Rounding out the top five after the first round were William Peters, Dayton Ohio, 1,623; Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 1,620, and Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 1,597. PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss finished the round in sixth with 1,579 and defending champion Darryl Bower of Middletown, Pa., finished tied for 22nd with 1,495.

The PBA60 Dick Weber Championship is the final event of the PBA50 Tour season and is the second event specifically for players 60 and over.  Mike Dias won the Super Senior Classic for players 60 and over in June.

The PBA60 Dick Weber Championship is streamed live on PBA’s online bowling channel PBA Xtra Frame on FloBowling now with multiple streams. Subscription information is available by visitingwww.flobowling.com.

The entire field returns Wednesday morning for another seven-game qualifying round at 9 a.m. ET.  The top 32 players will then advance to the first round of match play at 4 p.m.  After another match play round Thursday morning, the top five will be determined for the stepladder finals at 1 p.m.



Presented by 900 Global

Pro Bowl West, Fort Wayne, Ind., Tuesday


FIRST ROUND RESULTS (after seven games)

1, Harry Sullins, Chesterfield Twp., Mich., 1,683.
2, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,653.
3, William Peters, Dayton, Ohio, 1,623.
4, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 1,620.
5, Bruce Hall, Westborough, Mass., 1,597.
6, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 1,579.
7, Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 1,564.
8, John DiSantis, Wilmington, Del., 1,559.
9, Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,547.
10, Michael Chrzanowski, Shepherd, Mich., 1,539.
11, (tie) Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, and Johnny Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 1,537.
13, Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 1,528.
14, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 1,527.
15, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,526.
16, n-Peter Minaudo, Chesterfield, Mich., 1,524.
17, Henry Dawson, Elma, Wash., 1,513.
18, n-Victor Van Hentenryck, Fort Wayne, Ind., 1,508.
19, Robert Donovan, Prattsville, N.Y., 1,500.
20, n-Julius Mickel, Omaha, Neb., 1,499.
21, Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 1,497.
22, (tie) n-Ed Austreng, Waterford, Mich., 1,495 and Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., 1,495.
24, Frankie May, Reading, Pa., 1,491.
25, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,486.
26, Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 1,485.
27, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 1,484.
28, John Hunt, Grayling, Mich., 1,482.
29, n-Leroy Johnson, Chicago, 1,481.
30, n-Gary Kinyon, Lockport, N.Y., 1,480.
31, Warren Nelson, Hemet, Calif., 1,478.
32, Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wis., 1,471.
33, Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 1,469.
34, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,466.
35, Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 1,465.
36, Michael Lucente, Warren, Mich., 1,459.
37, (tie) Ron Glick, Morganville, N.J., and Bill Sell, Menasha, Wis., 1,457.
39, Phillip Moros, Lombard, Ill., 1,456.
40, Mike Moore, Marietta, Ohio, 1,454.
41, Sam Maccarone, Williamstown, N.J., 1,453.
42, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 1,451.
43, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 1,448.
44, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,447.
45, Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 1,445.
46, Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., 1,444.
47, n-Gus Yannaras, Greenfield, Wis., 1,440.
48, Jim Heintz, St. Charles, Mo., 1,438.
49, Mark Everette, Aliquippa, Pa., 1,436.
50, Charlie Tapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., 1,429.
51, Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 1,426.
52, Bob Caruso, Dayton, N.J., 1,425.
53, John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,423.
54, n-Mike Haggerty, Montrose, Mich., 1,422.
55, (tie) James Storts, Westfield, Ind., and Ross McDonald, Las Vegas, Nev., 1,417.
57, n-George Phillips, Centreville, Mich., 1,410.
58, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 1,401.
59, Carlton Turley, Huntingtown, Md., 1,392.
60, Lance Lorfeld, University Place, Wash., 1,387.
61, n-Fred McLain, Allen Park, Mich., 1,385.
62, Richard Hunt, Valparaiso, Ind., 1,384.
63, (tie) Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., and n-Fran Bax, Niagara Falls, N.Y., 1,379.
65, Dale Holgate, Peninsula, Ohio, 1,374.
66, Don Lane, San Francisco, 1,369.
67, Bob Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 1,367.
68, Ken Ball, Avon, N.Y., 1,364.
69, Gary Reh, Fort Mohave, Ariz., 1,360.
70, n-Daniel Mayer, Waterford, Mich., 1,353.
71, Richard Nardozza, Clearfield, Pa., 1,350.
72, n-Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 1,347.
73, n-David Memmer, Defiance, Ohio, 1,344.
74, (tie) Dale Reh, Appleton, Wis., and Daniel Seppa, Madison, Wis., 1,334.
76, Jim Dilyard, Burbank, Ohio, 1,329.
77, Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,318.
78, Mike Flinchbaugh, Marion, Ohio, 1,314.
79, Mark Nance Sr., Grove City, Ohio, 1,313.
80, Robert Davis, Annapolis, Md., 1,304.
81, Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 1,303.
82, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 1,297.
83, n-Earl Bell, Troy, Tenn., 1,292.
84, Burdette Walker, Rockwood, Pa., 1,289.
85, n-Victor Latuch, Somerset, Penn., 1,284.
86, Lyle Zikes, Arlington Heights, Ill., 1,282.
87, Stephen Lippman, Palm Harbor, Fla., 1,273.
88, Allen Meskan, Addison, Ill., 1,255.
89, Chris Patton, Park City, Utah, 1,252.
90, n-Joseph Woznicki, Lakeland, Fla., 1,242.
91, n-Roland Wright, Christianburg, Va., 1,237.
92, Peter Brainard, Tampa, Fla., 1,231.
93, Robert Teeters, Lapel, Ind., 1,225.
94, Allen Brothers, Punxsutawney, Pa., 1,216.
95, n-John Goerlitz, Defiance, Ohio, 1,208.
96, Bruce Siegel, Highland Park, Ill., 1,109.
97, n-William Zwit, Galesburg, Ill., 1,064.


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Brian grew up in New York before moving to Phoenix, AZ in 1991. He has been involved in writing for his own bowling publication called “Striking Spotlight.” He has been published in the Desert Bowler Newspaper, Windy City News Newspaper and the Bowlers Journal. Hirsch is a Youth Director in the Kenosha USBC and a former Director for the Metro Phoenix USBC. As a Level 1 and RVP USBC coach, he can be found coaching his wife Amber and their son Masen each Saturday morning. Hirsch currently has (6) 300’s and (4) 800’s and is a member of the International Gay Bowling Organization where he is a five-time IGBO Champion and a six-time Arizona State Grand Canyon State Games Medalist. The Hirsch’s moved to Wisconsin to be closer to family and assist the Freedom Farm for Vets. Hirsch’s home bowling center is Sheridan Lanes, located in Kenosha, WI.


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