In my opinion, the PBA is missing the boat marketing this on TV. I would think there's a better potential audience for TV with the older generation than the younger generation. The PBA was in it's heyday in the 70s and 80s. They had a large viewing audience back then, who are familiar with the names and faces of the players who are now competing on the senior tour. The younger generation doesn't care about bowling (in masses) as the older generation does. The older generation probably finds the current PBA stars as being boring, or not being able to identify with them. People are nostalgic, especially the older we get. How many names do you recognize from the top 50 in the current event going on? And wouldn't you tune in for the finals to see the bowlers bowl? Those who grew up watching the Pro Bowlers Tour, or any fan of bowling currently over 40 would certainly tune in. I would have to believe this could be marketed better than the current PBA. This is a gem, and they don't even know it. Just my opinion.
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Second Round Standings (after 16 games; top 24 advance to match play; 25th-51st places plus eight PBA60 players advance to cashers round to determine eight additional match play finalists)
1, Bob Learn Jr., Erie, Pa., 3,898.
2, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,843.
3, Tom Baker, King, N.C., 3,836.
4, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 3,833.
5, Tom Howison, Chillicothe, Ohio, 3,819.
6, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 3,806.
7, Brian Voss, Centennial, Colo., 3,788.
8, Brian LeClair, Delmar, N.Y., 3,775.
9, Dale Eagle, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 3,753.
10, a-Ken Wyatt, Sterling Hts., Mich., 3,745.
11, John Petraglia, Jackson, N.J., 3,719.
12, a-John Hough, Naples, Fla., 3,709.
13, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 3,695.
14, Stoney Baker, Canton, Ga., 3,687.
15, Mike Dias, Lafayette, Colo., 3,686.
16, Jeff Bellinger, Columbia, S.C., 3,685.
17, Dennis Rakauskas, Apopka, Fla., 3,684.
18, Tracy Teeters, Eugene, Ore., 3,683.
19, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 3,659.
20, Roy Buckley, Westerville, Ohio, 3,652.
21, Joe Scarborough, Charlotte, N.C., 3,651.
22, Lee Brosius, Ashburn, Va., 3,648.
23, David Kneas, Annapolis, Md., 3,639.
24, Warren Nelson, Middleburg, Fla., 3,636.
25, Frank Gallo Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 3,621.
26, Ralph Brunt Jr., Jensen Beach, Fla., 3,617.
27, (tie)Timothy Kauble, Marion, Ohio, and Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa., 3,609.
29, a-Mike Long, Charlotte, N.C., 3,587.
30, Dave Patchen, Oregon, Ohio, 3,585.
31, James Knoblauch, Waukesha, Wis., 3,584.
32, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 3,578.
33, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 3,574.
34, Doug O'Bryant, Ball Ground, Ga., 3,573.
35, Jay Boyle, Garnet Valley, Pa., 3,570.
36, (tie) Ron Mohr, Las Vegas, and Peter Knopp, Germany, 3,564.
38, a-James Hansen, Anchorage, Alaska, 3,562.
39, John Conroy, Mahopac, N.Y., 3,561.
40, a-Louis Manzella Jr., Mt. Olive, Ala., 3,553.
41, Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 3,550.
42, Don Sylvia, Daytona Beach, Fla., 3,548.
43, (tie) Wayne Bolin, Lumberton, N.C., and ss-Michael Henry, Brunswick, Ohio, 3,541.
45, James Lord, Fort Mill, S.C., 3,539.
46, Bill Henson, Westerville, Ohio, 3,522.
47, Bryan Goebel, Shawnee, Kan., 3,502.
48, Mike Hastings, Millsboro, Del., 3,493.
49, Dave Sill, Titusville, Fla., 3,492.
50, Danny Weikel, Bessemer City, NC, 3,491.