Ozio wins his third GPBT title in Texas Open

    04/17/07

    GPBT Tour #15

    Interstate Lanes in Round Rock, Texas (April 14-16, 2007)

    2007GPBT15DavidOzio.jpg David Ozio is in the driver's seat now toward becoming the first Generations Pro Bowling Tour Bowler of the Year. He defeated last week's winner, Dave Soutar, 239-212 at Interstate Lanes in Round Rock, Texas Monday evening to win the $8,000 top prize and his third GBT title. He is now tied with Dale Eagle with three titles, and one of his was a major in Toledo early in the season.

    In the title match, Ozio took a commanding lead through the first six frames, but a 1-2-7 washout in the seventh frame gave Soutar a chance to get back in the match. 'Soupy' jumped on the opportunity with three strikes in frames 7-9, but Ozio recovered to get a huge strike in the ninth for a double. He then added the first one in the tenth to wipe out Soutar's chance to catch him. Soutar earned $4,500 for second.

    "I just told myself when I got up in the ninth, throw a world class shot," said Ozio. "I threw a terrible shot in the seventh, and being the great champion he [Soutar] is, I knew he would jump on my error. I have a hard time repeating good shots when I have to throw it slow, and that's what happened in the seventh. Lucky for me, I had room to come back and shut him out."

    Soutar almost didn't bowl the event because of a recurring back ailment, but it got better during the practice session and he ended up bowling for the title two weeks in a row. "He let me back in with the washout," said Soutar, "and I was hoping he would give me a chance at the end, but he threw a great shot, and that was it. Still, starting out the week with a bad back, I'm happy. It's been a pretty good two weeks."

    In earlier matches, Ozio defeated Jimmy Young, 226-223, and Young defeated Mark Roth, 256-212, and Jim King, 248-178. In the Classic Division (60 and over), Soutar defeated Dale Eagle 226-221 and Gary Dickinson 192-179. Prior to that Dickinson beat Roger West 225-160.

    The Generations Pro Bowling Tour will conclude its inaugural season with the final event in Houston April 19-23 at Emerald Bowl.

    2007 GPBT Texas Open

    Interstate Lanes in Round Rock, Texas (April 14-16, 2007)

    Championship Match:
    Ozio def. Soutar, 239-212


    Senior Division (50-59)

    Playoff Results:
    First Match: Young def. King, 248 - 178
    Second Match: Young def. Roth, 256-212
    Third Match: Ozio def. Young, 226-223

    Senior Division - Final Standings after Match Play Round 2 and Stepladder

    Players with position, hometown, total, average and earnings

    1. David Ozio, Beaumont, Texas, 7184, 239.47, $8,000
    2. Jimmy Young, Friendswood, Texas, 7032, 226.84, $3,000
    3. Mark Roth, Fulton, N.Y., 6935, 239.14, $2,000
    4. Jim King, New Braunfels, Texas, 6463, 222.86, $1,500
    5. Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 6146, 219.50, $1,000
    6. Kerry Fulford, Gatesville, Texas, 6142, 219.36, $925


    Classic Division (60 and over)

    Playoff Results:
    First Match: Dickinson def. West, 225-160
    Second Match: Soutar def. Dickinson, 192-179
    Third Match: Soutar def. Eagle, 226-221

    Classic Division - Final Standings after Match Play Round 2 and Stepladder

    Players with position, hometown, total, average and earnings

    1. Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., 6987, 225.39, $4,500
    2. Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 6783, 233.90, $3,000
    3. Gary Dickinson, Edmond, Okla., 6623, 220.77, $2,000
    4. Roger West, Brentwood, Tenn., 6331, 218.31, $1,500
    5. Chuck Pierce, Dallas, Texas, 6120, 218.57, $1,000
    6. Vinnie Atria, Louisville, Ky., 6016, 214.86, $900


    Roth and Eagle continue to lead GPBT Texas Open match play at halftime


    2007GPBTLogo_small.jpg Mark Roth and Dale Eagle are still on top of the leaderboard in the GPBT Texas Open. Roth opened round three with a 279 game and cruised to a perfect 6-0 match play record Monday morning at Interstate Lanes in Round Rock, Texas. David Ozio stayed in second, but won only three matches.

    In the Classic Division, Dale Eagle won five of his first six matches to keep his lead. He rolled a 1452 in round three. Last week's GPBT champion, Dave Soutar, also went 5-1 to move into the second spot.

    The final six games of match play roll Monday afternoon at 1:00 after which the top four players in each division will advance to the stepladder finals. The two division leaders will bowl for the title and the $8,000 top prize.


    Senior Division (50 and over) - Match Play after six of twelve games

    Players with position, hometown, 22-game total, average, W-L record, bonus and grand total

    1. Mark Roth, Fulton, N.Y., 5397, 245.32, 6-0, 180, 5577
    2. David Ozio, Beaumont, Texas, 5258, 239.00, 3-3, 90, 5348
    3. Jim King, New Braunfels, Texas, 4994, 227.00, 2-4, 60, 5054
    4. Jimmy Young, Friendswood, Texas, 4905, 222.95, 2-4, 60, 4965
    5. Kerry Fulford, Gatesville, Texas, 4894, 222.45, 2-4, 60, 4954
    6. Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 4810, 218.64, 3-3, 90, 4900


    Classic Division (60 and over) - Match Play after six of twelve games

    Players with position, hometown, 22-game total, average, W-L record, bonus and grand total

    1. Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 5142, 233.73, 5-1, 150, 5292
    2. Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., 5046, 229.36, 5-1, 150, 5196
    3. Gary Dickinson, Edmond, Okla., 4931, 224.14, 4- 2, 120, 5051
    4. Chuck Pierce, Dallas, Texas, 4840, 220.00, 2-4, 60, 4900
    5. Vinnie Atria, Louisville, Ky., 4699, 213.59, 2-4, 60, 4759
    6. Roger West, Brentwood, Tenn., 4743, 215.59, 0-6, 0, 4743


    Roth and Eagle keep lead in GPBT Texas Open


    2007GPBTLogo_small.jpg First round leaders Mark Roth and Dale Eagle held on to the lead Sunday in round two, after 16 games of qualifying in the GBT Texas Open at Chet Ventura's Interstate Lanes.

    2006GBT01MarkRoth.jpg The scoring for the whole field cooled off a little in round two, but Roth (right) rolled a steady 1867 to stay 49 pins ahead of David Ozio, who fired a 1919 to get within 49 pins of the lead going into the match play.

    "Today was just a different day," said Roth. "My carry was not as good today, but I stayed clean, and never got in trouble."

    2005PBAS07DaleEagle_small.jpg Dale Eagle (left) increased his lead Sunday in the Classic division. He rolled an 1828 to take a 129 pin lead into round three. "Today, I lofted the ball on a couple of pairs and tried to stay behind it more," said Eagle. "I made good shots and good decisions today, and it worked pretty well." Chuck Pierce moved into second with a 1775 on Sunday.

    Round three starts at 8:30 am Monday, with the top 12 (six from each division) bowling six games of round robin match play. The finalists will roll six more in round four, after which the top four in each division will make the cut to the stepladder finals after 28 games.

    At the completion of the stepladder, the two division winners will bowl for the $8,000 title. The runner-up will earn $4,500.


    Senior Division (50 and over) - Qualifying Round 2

    Players with position, hometown, 16-game total and average.

    1. Mark Roth, Fulton, N.Y., 3899, 243.69
    2. David Ozio, Beaumont, Texas, 3850, 240.63
    3. Kerry Fulford, Gatesville, Texas, 3659, 228.69
    4. Jimmy Young, Friendswood, Texas, 3650, 228.13
    5. Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 3646, 227.88
    6. Jim King, New Braunfels, Texas, 3644, 227.75

    Missed Cut:
    7. Dennis Psaropoulos, Lake Worth, Fla., 3594, 224.63
    8. Donald Robinson, Houston, Texas, 3588, 224.25
    9. Joe Vito, San Antonio, Texas, 3578, 223.63
    10. Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 3504, 219.00
    11. Roderick Gonzalez, DeDorado, P.R., 3487, 217.94
    12. Ronald Boroff, Mansfield, Texas, 3474, 217.13
    13. Billy Hargett, Temple, Texas, 3432, 214.50
    14. Don Patterson, Knoxville, Tenn., 3409, 213.06
    15. Joel Leider, Andover, Maine, 3407, 212.94
    16. Bert Morrison, Cleburne, Texas, 3332, 208.25
    17. Dave Barmore, San Marcos, Texas, 3317, 207.31
    18. Randy Niehaus, Rockford, Ill., 3266, 204.13
    19. Pat Currie, Ft. Worth, Texas, 3203, 200.19
    20. Dale Hoffman, Georgetown, Texas, 3195, 199.69
    21. Rudy Garcia, Ft. Worth, Texas, 3163, 197.69
    22. James Slaughter, Georgetown, Texas, 2964, 185.25


    Classic Division (60 and over) - Qualifying Round 2

    Players with position, hometown, 16-game total and average.

    1. Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 3690, 230.63
    2. Chuck Pierce, Dallas, Texas, 3561, 222.56
    3. Gary Dickinson, Edmond, Okla., 3551, 221.94
    4. Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., 3543, 221.44
    5. Roger West, Brentwood, Tenn., 3533, 220.81
    6. Vinnie Atria, Louisville, Ky., 3395, 212.19

    Missed Cut:
    7. Dan Clausse, Reno, Nev., 3387, 211.69
    8. Grady Creasie, Olive Branch, Miss., 3370, 210.63
    9. Mel Wolf, Jackson, Mich., 3368, 210.50
    10. Robert Gibbs, Abilene, Texas, 3356, 209.75
    11. Ron Garr, Ridgedale, Mo., 3337, 208.56
    12. Win Cockrell, Harker Heights, Texas, 3208, 200.50
    13. Dewayne Thompson, Fort Smith, Ark., 3201, 200.06
    14. Phil Prieto, El Paso, Texas, 3193, 199.56
    15. Robert Andersen, Forest City, N.C., 3153, 197.06
    16. Jack Hower, Edmond, Okla., 2907, 181.69
    17. Dave Morales, Georgetown, Texas, 2870, 179.38
    300 Games – Kerry Fulford


    Roth rolls to big lead in GPBT Texas Open


    2007GPBTLogo_small.jpg Mark Roth in on a roll in the Generations Bowling Tour Texas Open at Interstate Lanes. The PBA Hall of Famer came out with guns blazing in the first round. He started with a 237, then went on a tear, firing lines of 269, 266, 269, and 279 in the next four. After a 'low' game of 221 he finished with a pair of 240's for an amazing eight game total of 2032, a huge 254 average.

    "I just got lined up early, had a great shot, and carried. That's about it." said Roth. "I can't complain. I only had one open the last game and still shot 240. I just made little moves during the transition. I didn't have to jump around much. Sometimes you just relax and throw it good, and that's what I did today."

    David Ozio is in second in the Senior Division (50 and over) with a 1931, and Kerry Fulford sits in third at1887 for the first eight games.

    In the Classic Division (60+), Dale Eagle is the leader with a total of 1862. Gary Dickinson is second with 1840, and Dave Soutar has a 1795 to claim the third spot going into round two.

    "I bowled a little better than last week. I didn't make the right decisions last week, and today, I put a little more zip on it," said Eagle. "I had a little more lift and power, and that did it for me today. I went a little straighter today, and it worked pretty well."

    Round two rolls Sunday at 10am, after which the field will be cut to the top 12 players (6 from each division) for round robin match play.


    Senior Division (50 and over) - Qualifying Round 1

    Players with position, hometown, 8-game total and average.

    1. Mark Roth, Fulton, N.Y., 2032, 254.00
    2. David Ozio, Beaumont, Tex., 1931, 241.38
    3. Kerry Fulford, Gatesville, Tex., 1887, 235.88
    4. Joe Vito, San Antonio, Tex., 1876, 234.50
    5. Dennis Psaropoulos, Lake Worth, Fla., 1831, 228.88
    6. Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Tex., 1821, 227.63
    7. Donald Robinson, Houston, Tex., 1812, 226.50
    8. Jimmy Young, Friendswood, Tex., 1772, 221.50
    9. Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 1768, 221.00
    10. Roderick Gonzalez, DeDorado, P.R., 1767, 220.88
    11. Ronald Boroff, Mansfield, Tex., 1758, 219.75
    12. Jim King, New Braunfels, Tex., 1743, 217.88
    13. Joel Leider, Andover, Maine, 1701, 212.63
    14. Pat Currie, Ft. Worth, Tex., 1669, 208.63
    15. Don Patterson, Knoxville, Tenn., 1651, 206.38
    16. Billy Hargett, Temple, Tex., 1642, 205.25
    17. Bert Morrison, Cleburne, Tex., 1641, 205.13
    18. Dave Barmore, San Marcos, Tex., 1607, 200.88
    19. Dale Hoffman, Georgetown, Tex., 1597, 199.63
    20. Randy Niehaus, Rockford, Ill., 1583, 197.88
    21. Rudy Garcia, Ft. Worth, Tex., 1535, 191.88
    22. James Slaughter, Georgetown, Tex., 1380, 172.50


    Classic Division (60 and over) - Qualifying Round 1

    Players with position, hometown, 8-game total and average.

    1. Dale Eagle, Tavares, Fla., 1862, 232.75
    2. Gary Dickinson, Edmond, Okla., 1840, 230.00
    3. Dave Soutar, Bradenton, Fla., 1795, 224.38
    4. Chuck Pierce, Dallas, Tex., 1786, 223.25
    5. Roger West, Brentwood, Tenn., 1782, 222.75
    6. Dan Clausse, Reno, Nev., 1728, 216.00
    7. Ron Garr, Ridgedale, Mo., 1706, 213.25
    8. Robert Gibbs, Abilene, Tex., 1697, 212.13
    9. Grady Creasie, Olive Branch, Miss., 1684, 210.50
    10. Mel Wolf, Jackson, Mich., 1671, 208.88
    11. Dewayne Thompson, Fort Smith, Ark., 1658, 207.25
    12. Robert Andersen, Forest City, N.C., 1650, 206.25
    13. Vinnie Atria, Louisville, Ky., 1641, 205.13
    14. Phil Prieto, El Paso, Tex., 1606, 200.75
    15. Win Cockrell, Harker Heights, Tex., 1561, 195.13
    16. Dave Morales, Georgetown, Tex., 1424, 178.00
    17. Jack Hower, Edmond, Okla., 1376, 172.00