Bowling News USA - August 14, 2013 Painter/Adcock Notch PBA50 Doubles Title...
The doubles team of PBA50 Tour veteran Kerry Painter and local standout Tom Adcock (pictured l-r) combined for their first PBA50 Tour title by winning the PBA50 Senior/Super Senior Doubles Classic presented by Brunswick Tuesday at Spare Time Lanes.
The pair beat two of PBA's all-time greats, Hall of Famers Johnny Petraglia of Jackson, N.J. and Wayne Webb of Columbus, Ohio, 267-187, in the Baker format championship match.
"I could tell within the first five minutes that we were going to click together," said Painter, who owns two PBA50 regional titles and has a best PBA50 Tour finish of third which came in this season's United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters. "I didn't know Tom before we bowled the tournament but it didn't take long at all to develop confidence in each other.
"This is a special moment for me to win after six years bowling on the PBA50 (Tour)," the 60-year-old Painter added. "Bowling two of the greats that I watched on TV in a situation like this is something I never would have believed."
For Adcock, a 51-year-old IT specialist from Decatur and a self-described tournament weekend warrior, it was an emotional win.
"It couldn't be any more special to win this tournament," said Adcock who just became a grandfather last week. "I'm just feeling a lot of emotion right now. I'm thankful for PBA having this tournament here because I'm not able to bowl a lot of tournaments because of my work and family commitments.
"Kerry's very positive and I picked up on that right away," Adcock added. "He has a game where he keeps the ball in play which worked well with my game. There were times when he was bowling fantastic and I wasn't and times when maybe I was bowling better but in the end we were able to work together."
Adcock owns one PBA regional title and also owns a USBC Open Championships team title.
In the semifinal match, Painter and Adcock beat the doubles team of Emilio Mora Jr. of Lakeland, Fla. and Hall of Famer Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., 220-194. In the opening match, Mora and Weber beat Bill Henson of Westerville, Ohio and 10-time PBA Tour winner Bryan Goebel of Shawnee, Kan., 236-226.
The tournament used a doubles format where a senior player (ages 50-59) and a super senior (ages 60 and over) were paired up for match play based on their qualifying positions in their respective divisions. The Baker format requires players to alternate frames in a game to combine for one score.
PBA's online bowling channel XtraFrame will provide start-to-finish coverage of the season's final event, the PBA50 Treasure Island Resort and Casino Open presented by MOTIV at Island Xtreme Bowl in Welch, Minn. Aug. 18-21.
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