Tournaments Held in Rogersville, Tenn., Kingsport, Tenn., and Mooresville, N.C.


Four PBA Regional titles were awarded in the South Region’s annual extended Labor Day tournament series for PBA50 and PBA60 competitors. The series ended Monday with the PBA50 Mooresville Convention & Visitors Bureau Open at Victory Lanes in Mooresville, N.C.

PBA Hall of Famer Tom Baker of King, N.C., Gregory Turner of Temple Hills, Md.; Brian Kretzer of Dayton, Ohio; Dale Csuhta of Wadsworth, Ohio, and Michael Haggitt of Springfield, Ohio, each won titles.

Baker kicked off the series by defeating Dave Martin of Chesapeake, Va., 216-161, in the final of the PBA50 Daniel Cantwell Law Offices Rogersville Open in Rogersville, Tenn., on Aug. 29. The win secured Baker’s 37th Regional title and a first-place prize of $2,000.

Three days later in Kingsport, Tenn., Turner captured the second title of the weekend at the PBA60 Kingsport Convention Center Open at Warpath Lanes defeating Darryl Bower 216-214. Bower needed a double in the tenth to win, but left a stubborn 8-pin on his second shot. Turner’s win was his first Regional title and $2,000 for first-place.

Kretzer and Csuhta were next, winning the PBA50/60 Mooresville Baker Doubles Open at Victory Lanes in Mooresville, N.C. They defeated the team of Chris Keane of Cape Coral, Fla. and Dan Knowlton of Dade City, Fla., 193-189, for the title and collected $4,200.

In the series finale, Haggitt put together three early strikes and fended off Chris Collins of Myrtle Beach, S.C. to win 188-170. Haggitt took home $3,000 and his second PBA50 Regional title for the Mooresville win.

PBA50 tournaments are open to players ages 50 and older; PBA60 events are for players ages 60 and older.

East End Lanes, Rogersville, Tenn., Sunday August 29, 2021

Tom Baker, King, N.C. ($2,000) def. Dave Martin, Chesapeake, Va. ($1,100), 216-161.

Semifinal Round (losers earned $900):
T. Baker def. Steve Lickliter, Beckley, W. Va., 182-179.
Martin def. Scott Thomsen, Sumter, S.C., 248-214.

Round of 8 (best of three games, losers eliminated and earned $720 each):
T. Baker def. David Bowers, Knoxville, Tenn., 619-502.
Martin def. Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C., 657-635.
Thomsen def. Greg McMahan, Dandridge, Tenn., 702-641.
Lickliter def. Dave Davison, Monessen, Pa., 656-644.

Round of 12 (total pinfall three games, losers eliminated and earned $625 each):
McMahan def. Mike Byers, Charleston, S.C., 573-490.
T. Baker def. Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., 718-607.
Lickliter def. Charlie Toney, Oak Hill, W. Va., 702-639.
Bellinger def. W.R. Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 706-627.

Round of 16 (total pinfall three games, losers eliminated and earned $550 each):
Byers def. Michael Painter, Moore, S.C., 664-657.
Bellinger def. Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 597-570.
Toney def. Tommy Reeves, Gastonia, N.C., 625-568.
S. Baker def. Greg Wilson, Warrenton, Va., 635 (10) – 635(6).

Warpath Lanes, Kingsport, Tenn., Wed. Sept. 3, 2021

Final Standings: 1, Gregory Turner, Temple Hills, Md., $2,000. 2, Darryl Bower, Middletown, Pa., $1,100. 3, Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, $1,000. 4, Dave Johnson, Ashtabula, Ohio, $900.

Stepladder Results: Game 1: Bower def. Johnson, 234-227. Semifinal: Bower def. Csuhta, 225-216. Championship: Turner def. Bower, 216-214.

Final Qualifying Standings (after 16 games):

  1. Turner, 3,899.
  2. Csuhta, 3,823.
  3. Bower, 3,782.
  4. Johnson, 3,768.
  5. Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 3,743, $825
  6. Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3,687, $750.
  7. Ken Shealy, Myrtle Beach, S.C., 3,581, $700.
  8. Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,580, $675.

300 Games: Ken Shealy, Darryl Bower, Greg McMahan, Brian Gottry.

Victory Lanes, Mooresville, N.C., Saturday Sept. 4, 2021

Final Standings:

  1. Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio/Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, $4200.
  2. Dan Knowlton, Dade City, Fla./Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., $2,400.
  3. Donald Hogue, Akron, Oh.,/Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, $2000.
  4. Chuck Richey Jr., Concord, N.C.,/Charley Toney, Oak Hill, W.Va., $1,800.

Stepladder Results:
Match One – Hogue/Profitt def. Richey/Toney, 194-161.
Semifinal – Kretzer/Csuhta def. Hogue/Profitt, 223-210.
Championship – Kretzer/Csuhta def. Knowlton/Keane, 193-189.

Final Qualifying Standings (after 20 games, top 4 advanced to stepladder finals):

  1. Knowlton/Keane, 4,133.
  2. Kretzer/Csuhta, 4,093.
  3. Richey/Toney, 4,054.
  4. Hogue/Profitt, 4,034.
  5. Glenn Smith, New York, N.Y./Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 3,985, $1,600.
  6. Steve Kenyon, Grosse Ile, Mich./James Storts, Westfield, Ind., 3,957, $1400.
  7. Dick Gran, Bradenton, Fla./Eddie Graham, Kettering, Ohio, 3,949, $1,300.
  8. Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del./Troy McKinney, Yorktown, Va., 3,915, $1,200.

Victory Lanes, Mooresville, N.C., Monday Sept. 6, 2021

Mike Haggitt, Springfield, Ohio ($3,000) def. Chris Collins, Myrtle Beach, S.C., ($1,600), 188-170.

Semifinal Round (losers earned $1,100):
Haggitt def. Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 198-166.
Collins def. Chris Johnson, Nashville, N.C., 244-190.

Round of 8 (three games total pinfall, losers earned $900 each):
Johnson def. Michael Painter, Moore, S.C., 632-591.
Collins def. Eddie Graham, Kettering, Ohio, 714-666.
Haggitt def. Joseph Boothe, Belvedere, S.C., 585-497.
Kretzer def. Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., 659-262(injury).

Round of 12 (three games total pinfall, losers earned $725 each):
S. Baker def. Keith Kolozsi, Conway, S.C., 614-546.
Haggitt def. Mike Preston, Gainesville, Fla., 591-545.
Graham def. Scott Thomsen, Sumter, S.C., 663-528.
Johnson def. Donald Hogue, Akron, Ohio, 643-636.

Round of 16 (three games total pinfall, losers earned $625 each):
Kolozsi def. Steve Kenyon, Grosse IIe, Mich., 579-496.
Haggitt def. Greg McMahan, Dandridge, Tenn., 669-649.
Graham def. Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 641-581.
Johnson def. Justin Lewis, Knoxville, Tenn., 703-592.