Fresh Look at the Lanes Helps Don Breeden Take First Round Lead In PBA50 Dave Small’s Championship Lanes Classic

by JSchneider  |  Monday, August 01, 7:41 PM

Iowa State Bowling Association Hall of Famer Don Breeden of Clive, Iowa, often doesn’t take advantage of practice sessions right before the tournaments he bowls in. He likes to have a fresh look at the lanes when competition starts.

That routine paid off for Breeden Monday when he bowled a 1,860 eight-game pinfall (232.5 average) to take the first round lead in the PBA50 Dave Small’s Championship Lanes Classic presented by Roto Grip. He had games of 236, 265, 266, 233, 198, 223, 228 and 211.

“I do most of my practice during the week,” said Breeden, who has a best PBA50 Tour finish of fourth which came in the 2014 PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open. “I usually don’t like to get to the lanes too early and like to have a fresh look at the lanes once competition starts. I figure if I’m not ready when I get there, I’ll never be ready.”

Breeden’s best finish this season was seventh in the UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl In the Villages in April.

Breeden holds a one pin lead over two-time PBA Tour and one-time PBA50 Tour titlist Sam Maccarone of Blackwood, N.J., who finished with 1,859.

“If you don’t have the right execution it doesn’t matter how right everything else is,” said Maccarone. “Having the right ball and playing the right part of the lane is important but if the bowler can’t put it all together you’re not going to get the results.”

The 120-player field will bowl another eight-game qualifying round Tuesday which will be followed by match play on Wednesday. Fans can catch all the action on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame. Subscription and schedule information is available by clicking on

Finishing the round in third was two-time PBA Tour and two-time PBA50 Tour titlist Jack Jurek of Lackawanna, N.Y. with 1,854, followed by western New York native PBA Hall of Famer Tom Baker in fourth with 1,848.

Baker, who is tied with Dale Eagle for second on the all-time PBA50 Tour titles list with 12 wins, is trying to move into second all alone which would put him just one back of the all-time leader John Handegard who leads with 14 wins.

Six-time 2016 season winner Pete Weber withdrew from the tournament with a lingering hip injury.


Presented by Roto Grip

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

FIRST ROUND STANDINGS (after eight games)

1, Don Breeden, Clive, Iowa, 1,860.
2, ss-Sam Maccarone, Blackwood, N.J., 1,859.
3, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 1,854.
4, ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 1,848.
5, David Williams Jr., Omaha, Neb., 1,842.
6, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 1,813.
7, Jeff Zaffino, Warren, Pa., 1,811.
8, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 1,802.
9, ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 1,795.
10, Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 1,790.
11, ss-Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 1,788.
12, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 1,785.
13, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 1,782.
14, (tie) ss-Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, and Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 1,779.
16, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 1,771.
17, ss-Warren Nelson, Middleburg, Fla., 1,765.
18, ss-David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 1,760.
19, Ralph Brunt Jr., Jensen Beach, Fla., 1,758.
20, Brian Cooper, Henderson, Nev., 1,750.
21, Tracy Teeters, Eugene, Ore., 1,736.
22, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,735.
23, Dave Dunphy, Canada, 1,732.
24, Robert Brown, Cody, Wyo., 1,730.
25, Les Ash, Washington Ct. House, Ohio, 1,729.
26, Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 1,726.
27, ss-Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 1,723.
28, ss-James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 1,722.
29, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 1,712.
30, ss-Bill Hewlett, Las Vegas, Nev., 1,710.
31, John Brockland, St. Charles, Mo., 1,707.
32, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 1,705.
33, ss-Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 1,701.
34, ss-Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,697.
35, Mike Edwards, Tulsa, Okla., 1,696.
36, Randy Scharf, Gillette, Wyo., 1,695.
37, Kenny Parks, Hammond, Ind., 1,694.
38, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 1,693.
39, Ernie Segura, Taylor, Mich., 1,689.
40, Al Danz Jr., Escanaba, Mich., 1,688.
41, Keith Lesko, Indian Land, S.C., 1,686.
42, Randy Robertson, Evansville, Ind., 1,681.
43, Conn Casey, Canada, 1,680.
44, (tie) ss-Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wis. and Billy Froberg, St Joseph, Mich., 1,678.
46, (tie) ss-Fred Cole, Visalia, Calif., and Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 1,677.
48, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 1,676.
49, Christopher Keane, Cape Coral, Fla., 1,672.
50, ss-Dick Gran, Hartville, Ohio, 1,663.
51, n-Doug Henry, Franklin, Ind., 1,658.
52, ss-Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 1,657.
53, ss-Chuck Richardson, The Villages, Fla., 1,656.
54, Neil Kassel, Beavercreek, Ohio, 1,653.
55, Tom Carter, Columbus, Ohio, 1,640.
56, Danny Clark, New Palestine, Ind., 1,633.
57, (tie) ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., and ss-Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 1,630.
59, (tie0 Eddie Graham, Centerville, Ohio, Brad Sipes, Bloomington, Ill., and Rick Francis, Linden, Calif., 1,622.
62, Rick Zakrajsek, Lorain, Ohio, 1,618.
63, ss-John Thullen, Whiteland, Ind., 1,617.
64, Doug Becker, Clermont, Fla., 1,615.
65, Paul LeMond, Jasper, Ind., 1,611.
66, (tie) ss-Darrell Adams, Flintstone, Ga., and Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich., 1,610.
68, Dale Traber, Cedarburg, Wis., 1,608.
69, (tie) ss-Brendan Bierch, Grafton, Mass., and Jeff Thomas, Indianapolis, 1,606.
71, (tie) Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., and ss-Dennis Lane, Kingsport, Tenn., 1,605.
73, n-Kevin Anderson, Mt. Juliet, Tenn., 1,600.
74, Curt Guinn, Greenwood, S.C., 1,597.
75, ss-Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 1,581.
76, ss-William Keenan Jr., Orlando, Fla., 1,578.
77, ss-Jerry Lau, St. Peters, Mo., 1,576.
78, (tie) ss-Dale Eagle, Twin Falls, Idaho, and Don Herrington, Ballston Lake, N.Y., 1,575.
80, ss-Steve Stein, Staten Island, N.Y., 1,573.
81, ss-Paul McCordic, Sugar Land, Texas, 1,572.
82, ss-Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, 1,571.
83, ss-Ross McDonald, Clarksville, Md., 1,567.
84, ss-Emilio Mora Sr., Defiance, Ohio, 1,564.
85, ss-Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,556.
86, Todd Kjell, Roscoe, Ill., 1,551.
87, Dave Flemming, Fairborn, Ohio, 1,549.
88, (tie) Tim Hartley, Englewood, Ohio, and Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 1,546.
90, Jerry Brunette Jr., Rochester, N.Y., 1,545.
91, Tommy Martin, Olive Branch, Miss., 1,537.
92, ss-Roy Buckley, Westerville, Ohio, 1,535.
93, ss-William Banks, Laurel Hill, N.C., 1,529.
94, (tie) Rick Woloszyn, Griffith, Ind., and Kurt Gengelbach, Carrollton, Texas, 1,525.
96, (tie) John Maloof, Park Hall, Md., and Terry Rohrer, Ft. Wayne, Ind., 1,521.
98, (tie)ss-Gary Kammes, Winfield, Ill., and n-Terry Buckner, Anderson, Ind., 1,519.
100, ss-Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 1,514.
101, ss-Tim Pierce, Portland, Ore., 1,507.
102, ss-Ron Profitt, Brookville, Ohio, 1,498.
103, (tie) ss-Paul Mielens, Menomonie, Wis., and Kenneth Galitsky, Plainfield, Ind., 1,497.
105, John Kidwell, Indianapolis, Ind., 1,478.
106, ss-Dave Bernhardt, Romeo, Mich., 1,473.
107, Robert Nelson, Las Vegas, Nev., 1,467.
108, ss-Bill McCorkle, Westerville, Ohio, 1,463.
109, ss-Harv Pallas, Stevensville, Mich., 1,458.
110, n-Jeff Shircel, Sheboygan Falls, Wisc., 1,453.
111, Glenn Morgan, Carson City, Nev., 1,449.
112, Gary Alstott, Washington, Ill., 1,446.
113, ss-Galen Keas, Alda, Neb., 1,427.
114, ss-Lee Rautenberg, Boynton Beach, Fla., 1,426.
115, Brian Staneff, Ontario, Canada, 1,415.
116, ss-Kerry Fulford, Ft. Worth, Texas, 1,390.
117, n-Dean Reid, New Whiteland, Ind., 1,389.
118, ss-James Souder, Greeneville, Tenn., 1,362.
119, ss-Richard Felten, Rockville, Md., 1,280.
120, ss-Allen Meskan, Addison, Ill., 1,270.

n-denotes non-member

ss-denotes PBA60 player ages 60 and over

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