Hall of Famer Brian Voss Wins Dave Small’s Championship Lanes Classic For First Career PBA50 Tour Title

by JSchneider  |  Wednesday, August 03, 7:00 PM

Hall of Famer Brian Voss Wins Dave Small’s Championship Lanes Classic For First Career PBA50 Tour Title

Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Brian Voss of Centennial, Colo., a 25-time winner on the PBA Tour, won the PBA50 Dave Small’s Championship Lanes Classic presented by Roto Grip Wednesday for his first win on the tour for players 50 and older.

Voss defeated United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer and top seed Lennie Boresch Jr. of Kenosha, Wis., 222-206, in the championship match to hand Boresch his second runner-up finish in a row after losing in last week’s PBA50 South Shore Open title match to Pete Weber who won his record sixth title of the season.

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“I get old but winning never gets old as the saying goes,” said Voss, who turns 58 Thursday. “This game takes a lot to win. There’s so much to think about and there’s not one moment that I’m not working thinking about what I need to do on every shot.”

In a relatively close match, Voss held a seven pin lead in the seventh frame but then threw a double in the eighth and ninth to prevent a comeback by Boresch, who was trying for his third career PBA50 Tour title and his first since 2013. Voss also picked up a rare 3-4-6-7-10 split in the third frame which helped him stay in front early in the match.

“I take pride in making a lot of the splits I leave,” said Voss, who is also a member of the USBC Hall of Fame. “Whether it takes one shot or two you just have to believe that you can knock them all down. You have to think you can always make it.”

Voss’ previous best PBA50 Tour finish was second in the 2009 Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open.

“To be honest, every year that goes by you never know.” Voss said. “It starts to wear on you especially this year because I’ve been in the top 10 pretty consistently. In a strange way, now that it’s over with it kind of seemed easy.”

In the opening stepladder match, PBA50 Tour rookie Brian Kretzer of Dayton, Ohio beat two-time PBA50 Player of the Year Ron Mohr of Las Vegas, 243-213, and then went on to beat Hall of Famer and four-time PBA50 Player of the Year Tom Baker of King, N.C., 279-211, in the second match. In the semifinal match Voss defeated Kretzer 240-222 to advance to the title match.

The PBA50 Tour travels to Fort Wayne, Ind. for the DeHayes Insurance Group Championship presented by Pro Bowl West and Ebonite Aug. 6-9 and the PBA60 Dick Weber Championship presented by Hammer, Aug. 11-13 both at Pro Bowl West.

The season wraps up with the PBA50 National Championship presented by Riley Hospital for Children Aug. 14-17 at Signature Lanes in Elkhart, Ind.

Fans can catch all the action live on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame. Monthly subscriptions are $7.99; 3-day passes are $3.99 and a yearly subscription is available for the equivalent of $1.25 per week.

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Presented by Roto Grip
Dave Small’s Championship Lanes, Anderson, Ind., Wednesday

Final Standings:

1, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., $7,500.

2, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., $4,000.

3, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, $2,500.

4, Tom Baker, King, N.C., $2,000.

5, Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, $1,750.

Stepladder Results:

Match One – Kretzer def. Mohr, 243-213.

Match Two – Kretzer def. Baker, 279-211.

Semifinal Match – Voss def. Kretzer, 240-222.

Championship – Voss def. Boresch, 222-206.

Modified Match Play Round 2 (after six games, including match play bonus pins. Top five advance to stepladder finals)

1, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 5-1, 1,554.
2, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 4-2, 1,522.
3, ss-Tom Baker, King, N.C., 5-1, 1,468.
4, (tie) Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 5-1, and ss-Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, 4-2, 1,467.
6, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 4-2, 1,458, $1,500.
7, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 3-3, 1,447, $1,500.
8, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3-3, 1,428, $1,500.
9, ss-Dale Csuhta, Wadsworth, Ohio, 2-4, 1,413, $1,300.
10, Don Breeden, Clive, Iowa, 2-4, 1,405, $1,300.
11, Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 2-4, 1,389, $1,300.
12, (tie) Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 2-4, 1,326, and Joel Carlson, Omaha, Neb., 2-4, 1,326, $1,300.
14, ss-David Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 2-4- 1,280, $1,300.
15, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 2-4, 1,277, $1,300.
16, ss-Warren Nelson, Middleburg, Fla., 1-5, 1,221, $1,300.

Modified Match Play Round 1 (after five games, including match play bonus pins):

17, Robert Brown, Cody, Wyo., 3-2, 1,188, $1,200.
18, Sammy Ventura, Syracuse, N.Y., 3-2, 1,184, $1,200.
19, Jeff Zaffino, Warren, Pa., 2-2-1, 1,177, $1,200.
20, ss-Sam Maccarone, Blackwood, N.J., 3-2, 1,162, $1,200.
21, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 2-3, 1,149, $1,200.
22, Ralph Brunt Jr., Jensen Beach, Fla., 2-3, 1,146, $1,200.
23, ss-James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 2-3, 1,136, $1,200.
24, Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 2-3, 1,131, $1,200.
25, John Brockland, St. Charles, Mo., 1-3-1, 1,122, $1,100.
26, Tracy Teeters, Eugene, Ore., 1-4, 1,120, $1,100.
27, Mark Sullivan, Indianapolis, 3-2, 1,112, $1,100.

28, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 2-3, 1,102, $1,100.
29, Conn Casey, Canada, 2-3, 1,099, $1,100.
30, ss-Edward Silva, Manteca, Calif., 1-4, 1,095, $1,100.
31, David Williams Jr., Omaha, Neb., 2-3, 1,058, $1,100.
32, ss-Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 2-3, 1,016, $1,100.

Other Cashers (after five-game cashers’ round):

33, ss-John Dudak, Orland Park, Ill., 1,090, $1,000.
34, ss-Dick Gran, Hartville, Ohio, 1,077, $1,000.
35, ss-Dale Eagle, Twin Falls, Idaho, 1,075, $1,000.
36, Randy Scharf, Gillette, Wyo., 1,065, $1,000.
37, Kevin Foley, Reno, Nev., 1,042, $1,000.
38, Eddie Graham, Centerville, Ohio, 1,039, $1,000.
39, ss-Steven Jansson, Barnes, Wisc., 1,036, $1,000.
40, Keith Lesko, Indian Land, S.C., 1,035, $1,000.
41, ss-Don Blatchford, Santa Monica, Calif., 1,031, $1,000.
42, Neil Kassel, Beavercreek, Ohio, 1,011, $1,000.
43, ss-Chuck Richardson, The Villages, Fla., 1,005, $1,000.
44, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 995, $1,000.

45, ss-Marc Lineberry, Camanche, Iowa, 981, $1,000.
46, ss-Patrick King, Yankton, S.D., 957, $1,000.
47, ss-Bill Hewlett, Las Vegas, Nev., 934, $1,000.
48, ss-William Keenan Jr., Orlando, Fla., 878, $1,000.

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