Saturday, November 10, 2001

Smith defeats Weber in Greater Cincinnati Classic




Cincinnati Enquirer

        Robert Smith, 27, defeated Hall of Famer Pete Weber to advance to the round of 16 in the PBA Greater Cincinnati Classic at the Erlanger Super Bowl.

        Smith won 3-1 (190-236, 243-232, 226-221, 268-186). He owns two PBA titles, both won last year.

        “I'm feeling comfortable,” Smith said. “My mental game has improved tremendously in the past three weeks. After I lost the first game to Pete, I didn't panic like I have in the past, and I was able to come back and win my match.”

        Second Round Qualifier Results

        (Name/Hometown followed by 18-game pinfall total. Top 32 advance. Places 33-64 show earnings.)

        1, Robert Smith, Simi Valley, Calif., 4,149. 2, Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, Kan., 4,129. 3, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 4,116. 4, Lee Johnson, Bloomington, Ind., 4,063. 5, Chris Barnes, Dallas, Texas, 4,054. 6, Steve Hoskins, Tarpon Springs, FL, 4,050.

        7, Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla., 4,031. 8, Mika Koivuniemi, Finland, 4,011. 9, Tim Criss, Bel Air, Md., 4,000. 10, Richard Wolfe, Vienna, Va., 3,998. 11, John May, Lincolnton, N.C., 3,979. 12, Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, Md., 3,958.

        13, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 3,955. 14, Patrick Allen, Tarrytown, N.Y., 3,937. 15, Jason Hurd, Titusville, Fla., 3,936. 16, Chris Sand, Chesterfield, Mich., 3,934. 17, Bryon Smith, Roseburg, Ore., 3,930. 18, Eric Forkel, Northridge, Calif., 3,916.

        19, Ryan Shafer, Elmira, NY, 3,914. 20, David Billings, Portland, Ore., 3,907. 21, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 3,901. 22, Tommy Delutz Jr., Flushing, N.Y., 3,900. 23, Steve Wilson, Lake Worth, Fla., 3,896. 24, Mike Aulby, Indianapolis, IN, 3,887.

        25, Justin Hromek, Towanda, Kan., 3,879. 26, Doug Kent, Newark, NY, 3,878. 27, Michael Machuga, Erie, Pa., 3,873. 28, Patrick Healey Jr., Mexico, 3,869. 29, George Branham III, Indianapolis, Ind., 3,867. 30, Jack Jurek, Lacka wanna, N.Y., 3,864.

        31, (TIE) Kip Roberts, Mechanicsville, Va., and Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,862. 33, Dave Husted, Milwaukie, Ore., 3,856, $1,000. 34, Steve Jaros, Bolingbrook, Ill., 3,836, $1,000. 35, Johnny Petraglia, Manalapan, N.J., 3,827, $1,000. 36, Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, 3,824, $1,000.

        37, Ron Scheucher, Muskego, Wis., 3,816, $1,000. 38, Gary Hulsenberg, Incline Village, Nev., 3,814, $1,000. 39, Brian LeClair, Chatham, NY, 3,790, $1,000. 40, Warren Guernsey, Cobleskill, N.Y., 3,788, $1,000. 41, Mike Wolfe, New Albany, Ind., 3,777, $1,000. 42, Jack Laffey, Indinapolis, Ind., 3,775, $1,000.

        43, Brian Himmler, Cincinnati, Ohio, 3,766, $1,000. 44, Paul Fleming, Bedford, Texas, 3,763, $1,000. 45, Mark Mosayebi, Charlotte, N.C., 3,758, $1,000. 46, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, PA, 3,750, $1,000. 47, Don DuPree II, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., 3,743, $1,000. 48, Chris Hayden, Tampa, Fla., 3,738, $1,000.

        49, Gregg Zicha, Glen Ellyn, Ill., 3,727, $1,000. 50, Paul Koehler, Stuart, Fla., 3,725, $1,000. 51, Paul Masminster, Dayton, Ky., 3,716, $1,000. 52, Jason Duran, Greenly, Colo., 3,712, $1,000. 53, Riga Kalfas, Florence, Ky., 3,710, $1,000. 54, Bob Glass, Lawrence, Kan., 3,704, $1,000.

        55, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 3,702, $1,000. 56, Jason Queen, Oreana, Ill., 3,689, $1,000. 57, Del Ballard Jr., N. Richland Hills, Texas, 3,686, $1,000. 58, Dave Arnold, Reno, Nev., 3,670, $1,000. 59, R.D. Miller Jr., Danville, Ill., 3,667, $1,000. 60, Jeff Lizzi, Sandusky, Ohio, 3,640, $1,000.



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