Jabczenski, Monacelli pace PBA50 Senior/Super Senior Doubles Classic after Round One

    08/12/13

    2013 PBA50 Tour #10

    Exhausted Michigan Super Senior averages 227 to lead entire Decatur field

    2009PBASMitchJabczenski.jpgMitch Jabczenski (pictured left) of Novi, Mich., isn't sure how he did it, but one day shy of his 61st birthday, he found himself leading the entire field after the opening round of qualifying in the PBA50 Tour Senior/Super Senior Doubles Classic presented by Brunswick at Spare Time Lanes Sunday.

    Jabczenski, who has never finished higher than ninth place in a PBA50 Tour event, fired games of 210, 233, 215, 222, 211, 234, 269 and 222 for a 1,816 pinfall total – a 227 average – to lead not only his fellow 60-and-older Super Senior players, but the younger 50-59 Senior field as well.

    2013PBA50AmletoMonacelli.jpgPBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli (right) of Venezuela led the Seniors with 1,796 pins on games of 187, 212, 232, 177, 260, 203, 278 and 247.

    "Don't ask me how I did it," Jabczenski said. "When I walked in and saw how tough the scoring was, I wasn't very comfortable.

    "I didn't get in to Decatur until this morning," he added. "I went to my niece's wedding (Saturday) and it was a seven-hour drive to get here. I was exhausted, but I laid down for an hour. Maybe it helped. I didn't throw ball very hard, but I guess I threw it hard enough."

    If the standings stay the same after Monday's second eight-game qualifying round, Jabczenski would wind up as Monacelli's partner for the match play competition on Tuesday.

    After qualifying, all pins will be dropped and the top 14 senior players will be paired in qualifying order with the top 14 super senior players for two Baker format round-robin match play rounds Tuesday. After 14 games of match play, the top four teams will advance to a Baker format stepladder finals starting at 7 p.m. CDT.

    Monacelli hopes to stay on top in the Senior division because there are PBA50 Player of the Year points at stake, and this will be his last chance. He is bowling with Team Venezuela in the World Tenpin Bowling Association World Championships next week in Las Vegas, and will miss the final PBA50 Tour event in Welch, Minn. So finishing high in Decatur is important to him.

    The 16-game qualifying totals in Decatur will be the basis for PBA50 Player of the Year points awarded for the doubles event. The top Senior qualifier will earn 16 points, second place eight points, third four points and fourth place two points.

    201213PBAWalterRayWilliams.jpg201213PBA14PeteWeber4.jpgReigning PBA50 Player of the Year Walter Ray Williams Jr. (left) of Ocala, Fla., with 58 points, currently leads Monacelli by 18 points. Pete Weber (right) of St. Ann, Mo., in third, 28 points behind Williams with 30 points. Lennie Boresch Jr. of Kenosha, Wis., is one point behind Weber.

    The top three players in PBA50 Tour points also are competing for berths in the ESPN-televised PBA50 Tour Finals , a new special event that will be conducted during the PBA World Series of Bowling V at South Point Hotel, Casino and Bowling Center in Las Vegas in early November.

    "After the first four games, I was only eight (pins) over (a 200 average), but then I got the right ball in my hand, the right grip and I bowled a lot better," Monacelli said.

    "I've had a great year. I led almost every week but in match play if you don't win, you don't get the points. But I'm still in good position to make the top three for the finals at the World Series, so that's my goal now."

    The PBA50 Tour completes its 2013 season with the Treasure Island Resort and Casino Open presented by Motiv at Island Xtreme Bowl in Welch, Minn., Aug. 18-21.

     


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    PBA50 Senior/Super Senior Doubles Classic - Round One


    Players with position, hometown and 8-game total

    Seniors (ages 50-59)
    1, Amleto Monacelli, 1,796
    2, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 1,765
    3, Tom Adcock, Decatur, 1,754
    4, Dale Csuhta, 1,731
    5, Lennie Boresch Jr., 1,706
    6, Harry Sullins, 1,703
    7, Pete Weber, 1,690
    8, David Axon, 1,688
    9, Wayne Webb, 1,679
    10, Kevin Foley, 1,671
    11, Walter Ray Williams Jr., 1,651
    12, Scott Smith, 1,642
    13, Don Holmes, 1,640
    14, Kenny Parks, 1,620
    15, Todd Kjell, 1,615
    16 (tie), Mike Edwards and Darryl Bower, 1,614
    18, Tom Baker, 1,590
    19, Bob Learn Jr., 1,587
    20, Robert Harvey, 1,582
    21, Bryan Goebel, 1,575
    22, Kent Wagner, 1,553
    23, Paul McCordic, 1,538
    24, Michael Shequin, 1,525
    25, Bob Markiewicz, 1,523
    26, Brian Miller, 1,520
    27 (tie), Mark Williams and Al Pote, 1,502
    29, Bennie Holman, 1,489
    30, Roger Painter, 1,486
    31, Frank Miceli, 1,485
    32, Gene Davis, 1,458
    33, Tim Pierce, 1,449
    34, John Dudak, 1,425
    35, Tom Howison, 1,420
    36, Tom Carter, 1,418
    37, Chris Keane, 1,408
    38, Rick Woloszyn, 1,387
    39, Jamie Lynn Fox, 1,386

    Super Seniors (ages 60-older)
    1, Mitch Jabczenski, 1,816
    2, Mike Chrzanowski, 1,685
    3, Marc Lineberry, 1,669
    4, Don Blatchford, 1,668
    5, Rick Minier, 1,663
    6, Gary Dickinson, 1,647
    7, Ted Staikoff, 1,640
    8, Emilio Mora Sr., 1,636
    9, Sal Borngiorno, 1,631
    10, Harv Pallas, 1,629
    11, Dick Selgo, 1,625
    12, Dave Bernhardt, 1,624
    13, Bill Henson, 1,608
    14, Don Sylvia, 1,606
    15, Roy Buckley, 1,600
    16, Tim Kauble, 1,581
    17, John Petraglia, 1,577
    18, Sam Perrotta, 1,575
    19 (tie), Patrick King and Dick Gran, 1,574
    21, Bill McCorkle, 1,548
    22, Jerry Lau, 1,530
    23, Kerry Painter, 1,516
    24, William Keenan, 1,510
    25, Lee Brosius, 1,508
    26, Ron Profitt, 1,498
    27, Galen Keas, 1,497
    28, Henry Gonzalez, 1,496
    29, Steve Stein, 1,494
    30, Dan Duskin Sr., 1,487
    31, Dennis Lane, 1,486
    32, Bill Idzior, 1,484
    33, Frankie May, 1,483
    34, Dale Eagle, 1,482
    35, Brendan Bierch, 1,476
    36, Larry Graybeal, 1,466
    37, Gene Vincent, 1,462
    38, Gary Hiday, 1,459
    39, Daniel Miner, 1,439
    40, Bob Kelly, 1,435
    41 (tie), Donald Breihan, and George Hall, 1,422
    43, George Lord, 1,412
    44, Ken Waters, 1,402
    45, Robert Holzbauer, 1,391
    46, Barry Witmer, 1,387
    47, Melvin Lingafelter, 1,382
    48, Robert Teeters, 1,373
    49, Allen Meskan, 1,367
    50, Kim Kirkpatrick, 1,365
    51, Walter Sova Sr., 1,326
    52, Peter Brainard, 1,283
    53, Dan Clausse, 1,250
    54, Hank Knisley, 1,154