Jack Jurek Averages 233 to Earn Top Qualifier Honors In PBA50 Dave Small’s Championship Lanes Classic

by JSchneider  |  Tuesday, August 02, 6:25 PM

Two-time PBA Tour titlist Jack Jurek of Lackawanna, N.Y., looks back on a 30-year career as a professional bowler as a little bit of a mixed bag, but has found his four seasons as a PBA50 Tour player especially rewarding.

The 53-year-old Jurek, who is trying for his third win on the tour for players 50 years of age and older, emerged as the qualifying leader of the PBA50 Dave Small’s Championship Lanes Classic presented by Roto Grip Tuesday with a 3,728 16-game pinfall total (233 average).

“When I came out on the PBA Tour as a rookie in 1986 there were some expectations for me after college that I probably didn’t live up to,” said Jurek, who was the 1984 QubicaAMF World Cup men’s champion and a standout at West Texas State. “Now that I’m out here on the PBA50 Tour I think I’ve made up for some of those missed opportunities on the young guy’s tour.

“It makes me feel better to know that I’ve had a pretty satisfying PBA50 career especially when you see the great players that are bowling out here right now. With two wins and two runner-up finishes among some of the other top finishes I’ve had, it’s been pretty satisfying so far.”

In Tuesday’s second round, Jurek had games of 201, 224, 269, 198, 257, 278, 240 and 207 after bowling a 1,854 eight-game block in the first round but thought working on improving his timing might give him even better results.

“Today I bowled a pretty solid round and yesterday I probably scored better than I should have,” said Jurek, whose best finish this season is second in the PBA50 Mooresville Classic. “Today, I went from a four-step to a five-step delivery to improve my timing, improved my execution and I was able to catch a good run.”

Finishing second 54 pins behind Jurek was two-time PBA50 Player of the Year Ron Mohr with 3,674, followed by Hall of Famers Brian Voss, 3,669; Parker Bohn III, 3,651, and Tom Baker, 3,633.

PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino World Championship presented by Storm winner Hall of Famer Norm Duke finished the day in sixth with 3,632.

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PBA50 DAVE SMALL’S CHAMPIONSHIP LANES CLASSIC

Presented by Roto Grip

Dave Small’s Championship Lanes, Anderson, Ind., Tuesday

SECOND ROUND STANDINGS

(after 16 games. Top 24 advance to match play. Positions 25-40 plus eight PBA60 players advance to cashers round to determine eight additional match play finalists)

1, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 3,728.
2, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 3,674.
3, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 3,669.
4, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,651.
5, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,633.
6, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 3,632.
7, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 3,622.
8, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3,604.
9, Robert Brown, Cody, Wyo., 3,602.
10, Don Breeden, Clive, Iowa, 3,583.
11, (tie) Jeff Zaffino, Warren, Pa., and Sam Maccarone, Blackwood, N.J., 3,574.
13, David Williams Jr., Omaha, Neb., 3,573.
14, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,562.
15, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 3,544.
16, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 3,527.
17, James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 3,514.
18, Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 3,506.
19, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 3,503.
20, David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 3,502.
21, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 3,489.
22, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3,471.
23, Tracy Teeters, Eugene, Ore., 3,469.
24, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 3,467.
25, Warren Nelson, Middleburg, Fla., 3,463.
26, Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 3,462.
27, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 3,458.
28, Eddie Graham, Centerville, Ohio, 3,451.
28, Randy Scharf, Gillette, Wyo., 3,451.
30, Ralph Brunt Jr., Jensen Beach, Fla., 3,438.
31, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 3,433.
32, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 3,429.
33, Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 3,410.
34, Conn Casey, Canada, 3,389.
35, Neil Kassel, Beavercreek, Ohio, 3,384.
36, (tie) ss-Dick Gran, Hartville, Ohio, and Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 3,381.
38, Keith Lesko, Indian Land, S.C., 3,374.
39, John Brockland, St. Charles, Mo., 3,369.
40, Chuck Richardson, The Villages, Fla., 3,351.
41, ss-Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 3,345.
42, ss-Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wis., 3,341.
43, Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., 3,340.
44, Dave Dunphy, Canada, 3,338.
45, Al Danz Jr., Escanaba, Mich., 3,337.
46, Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 3,318.
47, n-Kevin Anderson, Mt. Juliet, Tenn., 3,312.
48, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 3,307.
49, Ernie Segura, Taylor, Mich., 3,303.
50, ss-Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 3,298.
51, n-Doug Henry, Franklin, Ind., 3,297.
52, ss-Dale Eagle, Twin Falls, Idaho, 3,295.
53, ss-Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 3,289.
54, ss-Bill Hewlett, Las Vegas, Nev., 3,283.
55, ss-William Keenan Jr., Orlando, Fla., 3,268.
56, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,264.
57, (tie) Jeff Thomas, Indianapolis, and Randy Robertson, Evansville, Ind., 3,262.
59, Rick Zakrajsek, Lorain, Ohio, 3,261.
60, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 3,250.
61, Doug Becker, Clermont, Fla., 3,249.
62, Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 3,246.
63, Fred Cole, Visalia, Calif., 3,243.
64, Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 3,236.
65, Danny Clark, New Palestine, Ind., 3,232.
66, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 3,231.
67, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3,227.
68, Brad Sipes, Bloomington, Ill., 3,223.
69, John Thullen, Whiteland, Ind., 3,212.
70, Curt Guinn, Greenwood, S.C., 3,211.
71, Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 3,209.
72, Rick Francis, Linden, Calif., 3,207.
73, Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 3,206.
74, Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 3,202.
75, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 3,197.
76, Jerry Brunette Jr., Rochester, N.Y., 3,193.
77, (tie) Billy Froberg, St Joseph, Mich., and Les Ash, Washington Ct. House, Ohio, 3,174.
79, Robert Nelson, Las Vegas, Nev., 3,167.
80, Tommy Martin, Olive Branch, Miss., 3,144.
81, Rick Woloszyn, Griffith, Ind., 3,142.
82, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,134.
83, (tie) Terry Rohrer, Ft. Wayne, Ind., and Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., 3,129.
85, Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 3,109.
86, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 3,098.
87, John Maloof, Park Hall, Md., 3,096.
88, (tie) Dave Flemming, Fairborn, Ohio, and Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 3,092.
90, Ross McDonald, Clarksville, Md., 3,088.
91, Tim Hartley, Englewood, Ohio, 3,081.
92, Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 3,076.
93, Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 3,060.
94, Jerry Lau, St. Peters, Mo., 3,053.
95, (tie) Roy Buckley, Westerville, Ohio, and Paul LeMond, Jasper, Ind., 3,051.
97, Kurt Gengelbach, Carrollton, Texas, 3,047.
98, n-Terry Buckner, Anderson, Ind., 3,039.
99, Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., 3,026.
100, Kenneth Galitsky, Plainfield, Ind., 3,003.
101, Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 2,973.
102, Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 2,971.
103, n-Jeff Shircel, Sheboygan Falls, Wis., 2,966.
104, John Kidwell, Indianapolis, Ind., 2,965.
105, Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 2,960.
106, William Banks, Laurel Hill, N.C., 2,957.
107, Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., 2,928.
108, Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 2,925.
109, Glenn Morgan, Carson City, Nev., 2,920.
110, Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 2,882.
111, Brian Staneff, Ontario, Canada, 2,876.
112, Lee Rautenberg, Boynton Beach, Fla., 2,843.
113, n-Dean Reid, New Whiteland, Ind., 2,814.
114, Allen Meskan, Addison, Ill., 2,539.
115, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 2,721.
116, Kerry Fulford, Ft. Worth, Texas, 2,608.
117, Darrell Adams, Flintstone, Ga., 2,440.
118, James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn., 2,424.
119, Richard Felten, Rockville, Md., 2,176.
120, Harv Pallas, Stevensville, Mich., 1,808.

n-denotes non-member

ss-denotes PBA60 player ages 60 and over advancing to cashers round