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Our 55th Year

VOL. 55, NO. 47 www.TheBowlingNews.net DECEMBER 1, 2011

Inside:

G.G. Wright Passes

Services for Gudrun Gerda (G.G.)

Wright, 69, were held November

28th in Killeen. Page 2

PBA SW Regional Results

At Bowlero Lanes, Farmington, NM.

Page 8

Stories from the WSOB

Behind the scenes by Leisha Murr.

Page 14

International Flavor by Genie

Franklin Page 14

PBA Spare Shots Page 17

Features

Off the Sheet

By Clint Dacy Page 2

Loving Left-Handedness

By Aaron Walsh Page 4

Honor Roll Page 3

Last Call w/Leisha

By Leisha Murr Page 9

Looking Back Page 11

Tomorrow’s Stars Page 12-13

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Pin Points to Ponder

By Chuck Pezzano Page 18

Up Your Average

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Who is Jackie Bowling?

Jackie Bowling

By Genie Franklin, Publisher

A few weeks ago, after

watching some of the live

action on the PBA’s Bowling

Channel, Xtra Frame, I found

ARLINGTON — The Bowling

Proprietors’ Association

of America (BPAA), bowling’s

premier trade association today

announced Captain Mark Kelly

(USN, Ret.) and commander of

the Space Shuttle Endeavour’s

final mission will be the featured

speaker at International

Bowl Expo when it meets June

24-28, 2012 in Reno, Nevada.

Capt. Kelly will deliver his

remarks Wednesday morning,

June27 during the bowling

industry’s annual convention

and trade show.

Kelly, who recently retired

from the U.S. Navy and NASA,

is an experienced naval aviator

myself wondering who is the

girl with the microphone. The

girl they refer to as Jackie

Bowling. She operates as the

PBA’s sideline reporter; all of

the players seem to know her

well and respond to her well,

but I’m not sure the viewing

public and fans of the sport

have much of an idea of where

she came from. When we were

out in Las Vegas last week

covering the World Series of

Bowling, we sat down and

interviewed the mysterious

Jackie Bowling.

Jackie Bowling is her

moniker, but her real name is

Jaclyn Marinkovich, of Detroit,

Michigan. An avid bowler since

she was 8 years old, Jackie decided

to bowl the 2009 WSOB

pro-am at Thunderbowl Lanes

in Allen Park, MI. because she

Continued on Page 11

Shuttle Commander Mark

Kelly To Keynote Bowl Expo

Gardner ends

Valeria Gardner took her

sweet time adding another title

to her resume. Gardner has

been bowling NABI for more

than 20 years and her last win

was nine years ago.

Gardner fired 201 to make

the cut and never looked back

as she posted 221 and 219 in

the shoot-out format, at AMF

Continued on Page 26

Captain Mark Kelly

who flew combat missions during

the Gulf War and has been

decorated with the Defense

Continued on Page 13

Valeria Gardner

Wounded warrior participates

in his first PBA tournament

By Page Dew

(pagedew@q.com)

Duty…Honor…Country!

Those are not just words to

Colorado’s Chris Helton, one of

thousands of wounded warriors

back in the United States after

serving their country in Iraq

and Afghanistan. Chris spent

nine and a half years in the

U.S. Army, joining two days

after 9-11-01.

Chris, the soldier, is also a

bowler, and a good one with a

high series of 842. In November,

he chose to take on the

toughest tasks in bowling, the

PBA World Series of Bowling

featuring 204 of the best bowlers

in the world. The roster

included PBA Champions and

international stars representing

16 countries.

Chris competed on four

different and difficult lane patterns.

It would be a challenging

experience for anyone, much

less someone who has never

competed at the professional

level; and someone who is still

fighting physical injuries from

his war wounds.

In the war, Chris was

severely wounded and almost

died. Surgical complications led

to a stroke for the now 27-yearold,

who is 40 pounds lighter

than his fighting weight. He

not his desire to be the best he

can be.

In the WSOB in Las Vegas,

Chris did not finish near the

top on any of the qualifying

days, but he met his goal of

learning what he has to work

on in the future. As word about

Chris spread throughout the

bowling community assembled

at the South Point Hotel,


Chris Helton at the World Series of Bowling.

Casino and Bowling Center,

PBA members such as Sean

Rash, Diandra Asbaty, Jason

Belmonte, Parker Bohn, and

Stevie Weber came over to him

to offer help and encouragement.

PBA officials and representatives

of bowling products

companies thanked him for

his service; all offered words

of encouragement and bowling

tips.

One of the first companies

to substantially assist Chris

was Brunswick, with an offer

to supply him with equipment

for the entire Tournament. Ball

Continued on Page 25

drought has lost a lot of strength, but

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For a fun and entertaining

discussion on fashion with Nathan

Bohr check out his videointerview

with Genie Franklin

at www.TheBowlingNews.net.

Bohr dishes on the story

behind his PBA jersey, and of

course, that turquoise belt.


Page 2 | Thursday, December 1, 2011 | THE BOWLING NEWS

I hope everyone had a safe

and Happy Thanksgiving and

made it back safe and sound

from travels abroad.

Thanksgiving is about

tradition and spending time

with family and friends, and

I was fortunate to have spent

time with Nikki’s family in

Oklahoma as well as my family

here in the Metroplex.

Obviously the good side is

that I get to see everyone and

catch up on the previous year’s

events, but the negative side is

all the food that my body takes

in on that one day. There is no

calculator available that could

measure all the food that I ate,

and I no doubt gained a couple

of pounds.

Certainly pushing away

from the table instead of ingesting

a third piece of pie was an

option, but I had to try mom’s

pumpkin pie or else it might

have hurt her feelings right?

I will be the first to admit

that I thought the NBA lockout

was going to be a non-factor

and that they were just trying

to be cool like the NFL lockout,

but I was completely wrong.

Both sides have now taken this

thing so far that I’m not sure

that they can recover quickly

from this.

The NFL missed preseason

games and nobody cared, but

had they missed any of the

regular season it would have

been disastrous. Now that the

NBA has already cancelled an

entire two months of games,

they are treading on thin ice

with the fans.

We can deal with missing

training camp, preseason, and

being a little rusty, but if you

mess with season long stats

and a shortened season, then

I’m simply not interested.

What happens if Derrick

Rose leads the league in points

per game and sets an NBA

record, but it’s only for 40

games?

That puts an asterisk by it,

and trust me, we fans hate the

asterisk. MLB had a strike in

1994 that cancelled the entire

post season and dragged all the

way to opening day 1995 where

they decided to settle on a 144

game season instead of the

normal 162.

Two seasons were disrupted

and altered and a massive

backlash ensued where attendance

was down over

40% when the season finally

started.

I can absolutely see this

happening to the NBA. As a

matter of fact I would love to

see arenas completely empty

as a sign to the owners and

players that no matter how

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is buying it then you cannot

exist!

It took me several years to

get back into baseball after

the strike in 1994-95 because I

realized that I didn’t need baseball

and that my life continued

on and something else filled

the void for me.

So far I haven’t missed

basketball much at all and now

that the season will have an

asterisk I could care even less.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: There is

now a handshake deal in place

that could put the NBA back

on the floor. We will have to

see what the season will consist

of, and if the Daceman will be

watching.)

There is one thing that

athletes in any sport must do,

and that is to appreciate the

talent and work that it takes

just to play in the league of the

greatest players in the world.

Therefore it is mind boggling

to me to see someone

like the Detroit Lion’s dirty

and despicable defensive end

Ndamukong Suh stomp on

another player like he was

nothing.

He should know as much as

anyone how he would feel if he

injured someone so bad that it

ruined their career.

The problem is that he

doesn’t think at all while he

is on the field and this is why

he needs to be suspended for

a couple of games. If the guy

can’t control himself then the

league needs to control him

and when his career is in

jeopardy, then maybe he will

finally get it.

What makes it worse is that

in this day and age of over

media exposure he thought

that the 10 cameras that were

on him wouldn’t show him

stomping another player? He

also stated in his after-game

press conference that he and

the guy upstairs know what

happened and that’s all that

matters to him. Well I hope he

was referring to Big Brother

because we all know what he

did and he’s delusional if he

thinks that his actions were

justified in any way shape or

form.

Bowlers

Reunion

From Carolyn “Mudd”

Anderton – To ALL Bowlers,

there will be a bowler’s

reunion on December 10th

from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

at Papa G’s Sports Bar in

Bedford, located at 121 N.

and Harwood. This is event

is open to all, so come and

reunite with friends from

the past, put this on your

calendar. For more info,

check out Mudd’s Facebook

page.

Gudrun Gerda (G.G.) Wright

Services for Gudrun Gerda

(G.G.) Wright, 69, were held

November 28th at Crawford

and Bowlers Funeral Home

Chapel in Killeen.

Mrs. Wright died Nov.

21 at Scott

and White

Hospital

She was

born June

16, 1942

in Mainz/

Gonsenheim,

Germany

where she

was reared

and educated.

She was of

the Lutheran

faith.

She was a

world-class

swimmer and

competed with the Mainz

Swim Team for 8 years and

captured the German Championship

in 1958.

A graduate of numerous

military contracting schools,

she served as a Non-Appropriated

Fund (NAF) employee

for 20 years completing her

career as a contract specialist

for NAF.

During her career she

received the Commanders

Award for Civil Service.

G.G. was a member of the

Killeen-Fort Hood Women’s

Bowling Association for 34

years. She was a director

on the Killeen-Fort Hood

Women’s Bowling Association

for 10 years. She had been

the Secretary for the Fort

Hood Officer’s Mixed League

for 30 years.

An avid bowler, she

participated in the WIBC

Nationals Tournament for 26

consecutive years.

Gudrun Gerda (G.G.) Wright

She competed in the

Texas State Women’s Bowling

Association Tournament for

29 years.

She was a certified AJBC

coach and coached youth

bowling on

Fort Hood

during the

1970s.

She was

inducted in

to the Greater

Killeen-Fort

Hood USBC

Association

Hall of Fame

in 2005.

She worked

as a freelance

photographer

with her

husband at

numerous

bowling settings to include

the induction of Billy Welu

into the Texas Sports Hall

of Fame. Her photographs

have appeared in bowling

newspapers such as Gulf

Coast Bowling News, The

Bowling News, The Killeen

Daily Herald and various

web sites promoting bowling.

She was a member of the

Bowling Writer’s Association

of America and the Southern

Bowling Writers Association.

She is survived by her

husband, Don of Killeen; two

sons, Keith Alan Wright of

Florida, Mark Steven Wright

of Ohio; one daughter Vikki

Dee Wright (John) of Henrietta,

TX.; 9 grandchildren, 1

great-grandson and her brothers

Michael and Wolfgang of

Germany.

She was preceded in death

by her mother Hildegard

Schrader.

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Matt Cabanski, Fiesta Lanes ................................. 835

Lee White, Diamond Lanes .................................... 833

Zach Prather, Northrock Lanes ............................. 826

Mark Gunthorpe, Hallmark Lanes ......................... 824

Robert Henderson, West Acres Bowl ................... 816

Mitchell Van Gundy, BRC Thousand Oaks ........... 812

Thomas Wynne, Killeen Bowlerama ..................... 806

Willie Jackson, Jr., Brunswick Westcreek Lanes . 805

Josh Orr, Terrell Bowl ............................................ 796

Cory Sharp, Western Bowl .................................... 795

Ken Martin, AMF Spare Time Lanes ..................... 783

Rickey Smith, Freedom Lanes .............................. 782

Jake McKewin, Plano Super Bowl ........................ 780

Tyson Branagan, AMF Showplace Euless Lanes . 777

Travis Tribolet, Stadium Lanes .............................. 773

Paul Norwood, Heritage Lanes ............................. 773

Steve McBride, AMF Richardson Lanes ............... 773

Clint Moehlman, Mel’s Lone Star Lanes ............... 772

Brandon Davidson, AMF Showplace Garland ...... 771

Greg White, Forum Bowl........................................ 771

Pete Evans, Lakeplex Lanes .................................. 771

Chris Sledge, Eastridge Lanes .............................. 771

Tony Treiber, Eastridge Lanes ............................... 771

Clint Straitwell, Oil Bowl Lanes ............................. 769

Mike Walters, Brunswick Zone Watauga .............. 767

Chris Shipley, AMF DeSoto Lanes ........................ 763

Matt Boyd, USA Bowl ............................................. 763

Ron Reynolds, AMF Lewisville Lanes ................... 756

Danny Bergman, Pin Center Bowl ........................ 750

Mike Miller, Tenpins & More .................................. 746

A C Givens, Brunswick Zone Denton.................... 742

Randy Mason, Red Bird Lanes .............................. 739

Mike Bailey, Strikz .................................................. 726

Chris Palas, Rowlett Bowl-a-Rama ....................... 716

Jack Armstrong, AMF Hurst Lanes ....................... 697

Alex Harcourt, Shenaniganz .................................. 672

John Johnson, AMF Irving Lanes ......................... 632

Women

Jean Maxson, Killeen Bowlerama ......................... 769

Teresa Roths, West Acres Bowl ............................ 769

Donna Dowd, Tenpins & More .............................. 760

Jeri Taylor, Heritage Lanes .................................... 733

Jennifer Hayes, AMF Richardson Lanes .............. 730

Diana Jessie, AMF Showplace Euless Lanes ...... 729

Cathy Nelson, Brunswick Westcreek Lanes ......... 728

Bethany Dupree, Fiesta Lanes .............................. 720

Candra Chandler, Western Bowl ........................... 718

Elaine Burick, Brunswick Zone Denton ................ 716

Rosa Sledge, Eastridge Lanes .............................. 713

Lisa Steele, Brunswick Zone Watauga ................. 710

Renee Nevels, BRC Thousand Oaks .................... 707

Linzey Roberts, Northrock Lanes ......................... 707

Karin Ciesiolka, Hallmark Lanes ........................... 702

Pam Lawrence, Mel’s Lone Star Lanes ................. 699

Cindy Connolly, AMF Lewisville Lanes ................. 696

Kara Congi, AMF Spare Time Lanes ..................... 695

Stacy Chestnut, Diamond Lanes ........................... 686

Sarah Brund, Freedom Lanes ............................... 684

Jenny Norris, Oil Bowl Lanes ................................ 681

Susan Lee, Rowlett Bowl-a-Rama ......................... 676

Linda Chambers, AMF Showplace Garland ......... 673

Brandy Smith, Plano Super Bowl .......................... 671

Susan Charlton, USA Bowl .................................... 668

Amy Hart, Cowtown Bowling Palace ..................... 665

Cathy Eberly, Strikz ................................................ 662

Linda Chambers, Terrell Bowl ............................... 650

Beth Wright, Lakeplex Lanes ................................. 644

Cindy Stallins, Forum Bowl ................................... 637

Erica Wilson, Red Bird Lanes................................ 631

Suzanne Torres, Stadium Lanes ............................ 627

Jolynn Baird, AMF DeSoto Lanes ......................... 603

Andrea Collins, AMF Hurst Lanes ......................... 597

Shirley Acosta, AMF Irving Lanes ......................... 577

Carol Dziatlik, Shenaniganz .................................. 571

Becky Lee, Pin Center Bowl .................................. 544

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Vernon Smith

This week’s high male is

Vernon Smith who shot 279-

279-289 for an 847 series in

the Men’s Nite Out league at

Cowtown Bowling Palace.

Vernon has been with

Bell Helicopter for the last 17

years as a Precision Deburr.

For those that don’t know that

what that is, it means that he’s

the last line of defense before

the part gets onto a helicopter,

thank you Vernon!

What is your high series?

This is my highest ever; I

believe I have bowled eight

800’s now.

How many 300’s have you

bowled? 34

Thoughts on your big night? I

was just trying to stay focused,

and keep it going. I left a 10pin

in the 4th frame of the first

two games, and then a ten pin

in the first, and a ten pin on

the last shot, so 4 ten pins out

of 36 shots, I was amazed at

the series. You just hope those

ten’s fall like you want them to,

and fortunately they did. I was

really just trying to focus and

make sure that I was throwing

the ball the best I could.

What ball did you throw?

The Lane 1 Chain Saw Massacre,

my buddy Eddie Thomas

was telling me about the Lane

1 balls, and if you keep it

going, those balls will really

strike. So I gave them a shot,

and those balls have really

been working.

Who drills your balls? Xeno

Garcia drilled this one; previously

Otis Pillow has drilled

my balls.

What is your all-time

favorite bowling ball? I really

try to keep an open mind with

equipment, and back in the

90’s Ross Maxwell told me

to give Ebonite, Storm, and

Columbia a shot, and at that

time I was throwing nothing

but Rhino Pro’s. But I followed

his advice, and now I will

throw everything.

What is your average in this

league? 224

What is your all-time high

average? 232

How long have you been

bowling? I got started in 1980;

my parents bowled but I didn’t

really start then. I started

bowling with my wife in her

Radio Shack work league. I

saw a guy bowling, he had a

300 ring, and I wanted one of

those, and was determined to

get myself one.

Who is your favorite pro

bowler? I am a big fan Amleto

Monacelli, he was the reason

why I was the Rhino Pro man.

Most memorable bowling moment?

My first 300; it was the

ultimate shaking like a leaf,

knees clacking moment. It was

at DC Southwest, people were

back there watching, I was on

THE BOWLING NEWS | Thursday, December 1, 2011 | Page 3

cloud nine, it was a really cool

moment.

Vernon’s tip of the week:

Throw the ball and watch it

react, and make the adjustments.

The lanes and reaction

of the ball will tell you what

adjustments need to be made.

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Welcome to a special 2011

Year In Review installment

of “Loving Left-Handedness”,

an informative and often

satirical glimpse into life from

a left-handers perspective,

written by lefties, and intended

for both lefties and, of course,

sometimes our right handed

counterparts too.

As the holidays descend

upon us in full force I thought

it would be fun to recap some

of the wisdom, fun, and banter

that has made this column tick

in 2011. This is also a good opportunity

to catch up on some

of the highlights, just in case

you missed an episode. Not

that you ever would though

right? So here they are in no

particular order, The Best of

2011.

We burst the rumor that the

Earth’s rotation is what give

left handers an advantage

in bowling, and in life, and

placed the blame back on

people’s natural tendency

to have bias for what they

do not understand. Truth

is the majority of us know

we all have good days and

bad ones on the lanes but

ultimately handedness is not

the deciding factor.

Yes, I used to watch the

PBA telecast’s through a

mirror so I could see the

best righties on earth from

the left side of the lane…

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rather ingenious I think. I

also shaved a Brunswick “B”

and “Phantom” logo in the

back of my head in 1991 A

la Vanilla Ice…I think we

can all agree we did some

dumb things when we were

teenagers…let’s move on.

While I do log more games

annually than Publisher

Tony Franklin, we’re both

far surpassed combined by

linage from Metroplex league

bowlers extraordinaire Clint

“Daceman” Dacy and Leisha

“Last Call” Murr.

A full team of lefties

at USBCs or any team

tournament would be a

spectacle and most likely

either end up sinking like

the Titanic, with the vocal

minority citing an inability

to adjust; or end with

domination in which the

same crowd would protest

the lanes being walled on the

left…think about that for a

second…try not to be one of

those people.

Your “qwerty” keyboard

favors left handers almost

8 to 1 in words that can be

typed with just the right

hand versus those typed with

just the left…”reverberated”

is still by far my favorite,

what’s yours?

Past, present, and future…A

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most likely a lefty. Yep that

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means it’s a left hand on the

big red button most times…

scary thought huh?

Techies are more likely

than the average 10% of the

population to be left handed.

Four of the five original

Apple founders including

Steve Jobs (RIP) dreamed up

the original Mac up in their

right brain. This is also why

I’m better at Angry Birds

than you.

One place left handers do

not dominate is in the NFL

as illustrated by my attempt

to draft an all lefty fantasy

team this year. Although I

did quote Hank Williams Jr.

in that piece about three days

before he got himself booted

off ESPN…the lefty curse,

watch out.

In all seriousness thank you

to everyone reading for all of

your emails and messages on

Twitter. I’ve really enjoyed the

correspondence and am thankful

for the friends (old and

new) this column has opened

up for me. If you have more

questions or any comments for

me I welcome them via email

aaron@TheBowlingNews.

net and you can follow me on

Twitter @awal75 to send them

there. In closing I want to give

my top five New Year’s resolutions

for 2012.

#5 - More time in the Gym,

less time on the couch…I think

this is obligatory on everyone’s

list.

#4 - Get 21 games in for

league this year…I’m trying to

log a book average three years

in a row!

#3 - Read more to my son

and encourage him to ask a lot

of questions about life…he’s a

lefty too.

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At AMF Lewisville

Reynolds racks up 756,

Connolly banks 696

Ron Reynolds led the scoring

charge for the week at AMF

Lewisville Lanes with a powerpacked

258-264-234 = 756 J B

Trio league outing.

Cindy Connolly led the ladies

by firing a 245-242-209 = 696

Saturday Madness set.

HONOR ROLL

Patrick Schmidt 214-588, Sandy

Kneale 246-615, Clint Johnson

263-742, Laney Royal 234-663,

Marie Prazak 210-552, Eric Van Hoff

197-552, Sara Knight 127-353, Terry

Beech 244-677.

Bob Villarreal 278-677, Trish

At AMF DeSoto

Shipley nails 763,

Baird banks 603

Chris Shipley locked up the

top score of the week at AMF

DeSoto Lanes with a 205-279-279

= 763 Pushovers league series.

Jolynn Baird, Shipley’s league

mate, fires a blue-ribbon 209-179-

215 = 603 set to front distaff

scoring.

HONOR ROLL

Ray Petry, sR. 244-650, Vanessa

Brown 203-597, William Anglin 234-

691, Nancy Briggs 224-548, Victor

Minor 279-752, Dorothea Wilson

240-582, Brandon Bowers 221-596, Pat

At USA Bowl

Boyd registers 763,

Charlton records 668

Matt Boyd landed the top

score of the week at USA Bowl

after pocketing a top drawer

276-239-248 = 763 Super Stars

session.

Susan Charlton led the ladies

with a free-wheeling 221-221-226

= 668 TNL Ladies set.

HONOR ROLL

J D Underwood 238-658, Mary

Barlow 175-486, K B Empy 258-715,

Ronnie Willets 233-664, Billy Stover

247-683, Vanessa Brown 210-569,

Antonio Acosta 166-456, Tammy

Austin 175-406.

Ricardo Martell (4 games) 267-870,

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Happy Holidays and New

Year everyone, God Bless…see

you in 2012!

Hicks 244-629, Ron Reynolds

264-756, Theresa Stoner 206-577,

Amy Enloe 202-570, Edgar Tamplin

275-658, Shannon Strickland 218-607,

Ron Reynolds 238-685.

Betty Young 193-514, Peter

Avlogitos 264-706, Mindy McNeal

201-571, Carrie Jeske 193-520, Kevin

Westdyk 257-740, Stacy Schick 247-

664, Ray Freeman 267-718, Stacie

Hatton 200-581.

Ted Bennett 223-634, Dale Toon

245-611, Craig Haney 232-611, Beth

Strong 170-465, Scott Cristee 236-

631, Sue Romo 151-433.

Montanaro 213-540.

Ollis Chalmers 236-581, Pam

Hopkins 191-542, John Barrientos, Jr.

231-607, Lisa Alonzo 201-528, Bradley

Robinson 279-739, Troy Howell 255-

579, Dennis Williams 256-685, Becky

Bowden 217-530.

Aric Alcaraz 246-706, Stacey

Williams 248-579.

SENIORS

Vernon Johnson 223-570, Dorothy

Perry 176-468, Paul Allee 242-562,

Glenda Cleveland 222-532.

Mindy McNeal (4 games) 191-663, Brad

Ellis 258-628, Edie Deal 191-542, Don

Schultz (2 games) 224-428, Mary San

Miguel (2 games) 162-297, Jim Ellis

210-557.

Dennis Bolding 269-716, Deneen

Wilson 236-623, Charles Bass 106-303,

Jim Ellis 196-543, Jason Nurse 269-715,

Jennifer Curl 225-631, Todd Williams

234-670, Cindy Garrison 190-552.

Greg Charlton 225-655, Tammi

Rowley 175-466, Michelle Carr 254-655,

Phillip Martinez 125-349, Beth White

118-330, Mike Meyers 149-404, Mary

Jo Wilmoth 146-407.

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Brunswick Continues to Prove Investing in

Bowling is a Striking Opportunity

Muskegon, Michigan — As

the popularity of bowling

increases, so do the profits.

The Bowling Proprietors

Association of America recently

reported increased revenues

within the bowling industry,

with more than a $10 billion

impact on the national

economy. Brunswick has

continuously worked to grow

the popularity of bowling in

the U.S. and on an international

scale. There are numerous

factors which continue to make

bowling a profitable industry:

Bowling continues to lead

the industry as the nation’s

top participatory sport.

According to the Bowling

Proprietor’s Association of

America (BPAA), bowling’s

non-profit trade association,

the 2010 Simmons Research

Data ranks bowling number

one in popularity. It has

virtually double the number

of active participants of

At Plano Super Bowl

McKewin red hot with

299/780, Smith snags 671

Fong and Hopkins 300’s,

Jake McKewin held the hot

hand last week at Plano Super

Bowl with a high-powered 245-

golf and triple the active

participants of tennis or

skiing within the United

States.

The popularity of bowling

has grown on a global

scale. Over 100 million

people are bowling annually

in 100 countries. In 1976,

Brunswick opened its first

bowling center in Moscow,

today over 50 percent of sales

come from international

markets; Brunswick has a

strong focus on Australia,

Brazil, Dubai, India, Mexico,

Poland and Russia.

Bowling has evolved into

a year-round, multi-leisure

activity which combines

sport, leisure and activity.

The popularity of bowling

has grown substantially

among women and youth

bowlers.

Investors are attracted to

the business of bowling.

The continuous growth and

236-299 = 780 Jack & Jill league

series.

Brandy Smith led the ladies

success within the industry

makes bowling an ideal

investment. Although the

development of a bowling

center demands a substantial

capital investment, the low

inventory requirements and

strong cash flow offer unique

financial advantages for

potential investors.

Throughout 2011, Brunswick

Bowling celebrates its 50

years of continuous presence in

Europe.

As a global bowling leader,

Brunswick officially established

its European headquarters

and the entity, Brunswick

GmbH, in 1961 in Frankfurt,

Germany where it continues to

operate today.

Since then, Brunswick has

opened numerous international

offices and facilities throughout

Europe securing its presence

as a global leader within the

industry.

with a free-wheeling 201-226-244

= 671 Humpers set.

Bill Fong and Anthony

Hopkins shared high-game

accolades with award-winning

perfectos.

HONOR ROLL

Eric Woodward 237-692, Lisa Prior

201-501, Henry Honore III 236-653,

Tayna Vulmen 218-615, Bill Fong 721,

Debbie Lambert 212-571, Todd Smith

273-677, Loree Clark 236-631.

Gary Hancock 258-733, Diane

Wallentine 218-556, Marion Crawley

168-461, Linda Simeone 172-479, John

Walsh 285-726, Kari Harberts 162-462,

Leon Jones 280-689, Kathy Molski

213-608.

Norman Bowers 203-557, Betty

Kiefert 200-517, Joey McKay 266-755,

Melissa Carrillo 251-652, Owen

Crannell 256-752, Kay Pingsterhaus

194-535, Kevin Hiam 198-568, Melissa

Carrillo 219-562.

Susan Flick 198-550, Diane Mueller

200-549, Mario Colaluka 265-716, Greg

Staton 247-694, Ed O’Keeffe 195-575,

Phyllis Haynes 165-462, Mada Chavez

237-648, Mike Moore 279-709, Bill

Fong 279-755.

Diane Wallentine 228-595, Patty

Ellington 230-632, Julie Barrett

236-609, Richard Felixson 246-671,

Jeanette Morris 191-558, Frank Philips

289-730, Diane Wallentine 268-644,

Robert Eidenier 258-763. Ashley Goss

210-582, Emilo Natividad 287-753,

Debby Oulicky 233-650, Sean Lavery

(4 games) 278-997, Megan Simon (4

games) 249-876, Carson Thompson

225-599, Kati Aceves 189-540.

At AMF Lewisville

Reynolds racks up 756,

Connolly banks 696

Ron Reynolds led the scoring

charge for the week at AMF

Lewisville Lanes with a powerpacked

258-264-234 = 756 J B

Trio league outing.

Cindy Connolly led the ladies

by firing a 245-242-209 = 696

Saturday Madness set.

HONOR ROLL

Patrick Schmidt 214-588, Sandy

Kneale 246-615, Clint Johnson

263-742, Laney Royal 234-663,

Marie Prazak 210-552, Eric Van Hoff

197-552, Sara Knight 127-353, Terry

Beech 244-677.

Bob Villarreal 278-677, Trish

At Strikz

Bailey scorches 726,

Eberly jams 662

FRISCO, TX – Mike Bailey

booked a banner 232-259-235 =

726 J C Penney’s series to head

the honor roll for the week at

Strikz.

Cathy Eberly shot the highest

series in the past 2 years for the

ladies with an outstanding 208-

242-212 = 662 Morning Glories

outing.

HONOR ROLL

Carlos Salfor 214-609, Arlene

Espinosa 146-398, Clayton Colby 245-

626, Jennifer Blythe 210-564, Craig

Brown 25-583, Candy Torrey 216-529,

Jimi Gentry 236-560, Cathy Eberly

Hicks 244-629, Ron Reynolds

264-756, Theresa Stoner 206-577,

Amy Enloe 202-570, Edgar Tamplin

275-658, Shannon Strickland 218-607,

Ron Reynolds 238-685.

Betty Young 193-514, Peter

Avlogitos 264-706, Mindy McNeal

201-571, Carrie Jeske 193-520, Kevin

Westdyk 257-740, Stacy Schick 247-

664, Ray Freeman 267-718, Stacie

Hatton 200-581.

Ted Bennett 223-634, Dale Toon

245-611, Craig Haney 232-611, Beth

Strong 170-465, Scott Cristee 236-

631, Sue Romo 151-433.

203-542.

Felice Owings 194-494, Debra

Gorman 159-448, Rick Irvine 279-719,

Cathy Eberly 212-543, Jin Reynen 216-

641, Pat Irvine 185-494, Lee Gramly

247-705, Susan Powell 192-521, Jamie

Sensat 248-651. Jacqueline Moore

135-360, Jim Reynen 253-664, Cathy

Eberly 197-563, Clayton Colby 233-648,

Debbie Colby 179-496, Blake Irwin

227-636, Denise Alexander 190-447,

Chris Johnson 226-642.

Chris Covey 246-665, Laine Barr

169-496, Robert Goldsmith 234-627,

Lillie Brewer 160-446.

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2012 Senior Queens shifts

to Texas next fall

ARLINGTON — The dates

and location for the 2012

United States Bowling Congress

Senior Queens have been

changed, and the event now

will be part of a weeklong

celebration of senior women’s

bowling at the International

Bowling Campus in Arlington,

Texas, in late October 2012.

The qualifying, match-play

and championship portions of

the USBC Senior Queens will

take place at the International

Training and Research Center,

and all rounds will be broadcast

live on BOWL.com. New

for 2012, the tournament will

feature a stepladder championship

round. The official dates

and details of special events for

competitors will be available in

early spring.

The change accommodates

the addition of the Senior U.S.

Women’s Open as a division of

the U.S. Women’s Open, which

will take place in Reno, Nev.,

in June, just two weeks before

the Senior Queens originally

was scheduled to be conducted.

“We are thrilled there

Steve McBride outscored the

competition last week at AMF

Richardson Lanes with a hardhitting

276-244-253 = 773 XXXX

Rated outing.

Jennifer Hayes unloaded a

high-flying 259-247-224 = 730

set in Classic Trios league play.

HONOR ROLL

Sam Stephenson 236-607, Linda

Foley 171-447, Christy Daniels 253-701,

Syd Hammond 229-608, Flo Arista 193-

464, Heather Gesino 226-643, James

Rougely 244-656, Rosie Flores 190-491.

Chris Johnson 235-668, Tonya

Dickey 218-569, Bob Willingham

211-571, Joyce Kerby 165-477, Emilio

Natividad 264-631, Patty Ellington

Randy Mason won the battle

for top billing with top drawer

226-268-245 = 739 numbers in

Red Bird Mixed action last week

at Red Bird Lanes.

Erica Wilson’s sterling 199-

267-165 = 631 set in the Sunday

Night Mix league led the ladies.

HONOR ROLL

Jane Daris 189-516, Vicki Collins

181-521, Bam Pride 259-702, Robert

Grigsby 269-675, Stephen Powell 246-

662, Rebecca Salinas 168-461, Betty

Anderson 201-550, Pat Karre 207-551.

Rob Billman 278-736, Deanna

are now two major events for

our senior women bowlers,”

USBC Managing Director of

Tournaments Brian Lewis said.

“In order to better serve our

bowlers who wish to compete

in both of these major senior

women’s events, we have

elected to change the dates and

location of the Senior Queens.

It also gives them the opportunity

the experience the ITRC

and see what else the IBC and

Arlington have to offer.”

The 2012 Senior Queens

will be the 13th edition of the

annual event that is open to

USBC female members age 50

and older. Earlier this year,

Paula Vidad of Sun City, Calif.,

won the 2011 tournament in

Syracuse, N.Y.

Senior Queens bowlers face

the traditional double-elimination

match-play bracket – the

same format used by the USBC

Queens – to crown a champion.

The winner receives a tiara,

pendant and trophy. First place

for the 2012 Senior Queens will

be $5,000 with an estimated

overall prize pool of $30,000.

At AMF Richardson

McBride crushes 773,

Hayes belts 730

222-618, Ed Bedford 276-712, Judy

Hinman 201-504.

Ben Hassan 254-594, Dana Cantwell

147-415, Clint Johnson 290-767, Leon

Jones 223-589, Terri Riches 179-504,

Jim Mahoney 245-660, Karen Koenig

177-490, Terence Robinson 212-596.

Alice McManus 166-473, Vandy

Krouch 224-644, Ashley Klein 159-442,

George Livings 182-525, Barb Guillotte

168-461, Ron Yoshida 269-688, Rhonda

Yoshida 220-603, Ron Williams

232-600.

Terry Shannon 189-551, Luke

Hickey 214-594, jean Doty 136-335,

Wes Grizzaffi 267-695, Danyelle Becker

236-581.

At Red Bird Lanes

Mason garners 739,

Wilson weaves 631

Hoffman 230-602, Brian Dickerson

253-693, Chad Daris 287-676, Jeffery

Cathey 227-604, Deanna Hoffman

200-559, Butch Lee 222-658, Cindy

Howell 194-557.

Randy Mason 268-739, Lynette

Evans 189-478, Leonard Miller 235-659,

Alice Edwards 214-578, Gary Foster

258-652, Dale Shaw 202-484, Anthony

Flowers 201-506, Sandra Hawkins

162-447.

Billy Schmidt 255-706, Carolyn

Large 178-493, Cindi Wilson 187-510,

George Gillman 204-583, Sheila Lock

175-444.

The Senior U.S. Women’s

Open will be conducted at the

National Bowling Stadium from

June 22-29. That event, along

with the U.S. Women’s Open,

will take place in conjunction

with International Bowl Expo.

Highlights of the championship

match will be shown on the

television broadcast of the U.S.

Women’s Open finals.

At AMF Hurst Lanes

Armstrong

taps 697

Jack Armstrong headed the

leader boards last week at AMF

Hurst Lanes by logging laudable

263-236-198 = 697 numbers in

the Wednesday Mixed action.

Andrea Collins, Armstrong’s

league mate, rolled a tidy 207-199-

191 = 597 set to lead the ladies.

HONOR ROLL

Kevin Head 202-592, Cyndi Harres

192-459, Jason Yott (4 games) 243-863,

Kevin Connell (4 games) 231-833, Earl

Elliott 227-633, Nancy Hightower 176-

499, Camden Jackson 170-456.

Raynesia Nagel 194-444, Tom Sharp

248-655, Margie Koen 200-533, Brad

Tyrone 173-505, Debi Smith 159-450,

Scott Millar 254-690, Lisa Girton 189-

556, Darrell Scruggs 221-542.

Sasha Gallegos 178-498, Dennis

James 219-619, Latasha Revels 213-451.

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Mark Busscher Senior 221.1 MISSIONS 257

Brenda Padilla Lady 213.3 MAGIC 217

Stephen Padilla Guest 225.2 GAME 2

2 Bob McGregor Super Senior 229.5 9352 104 MAGIC TOUCH $3,200 MISSIONS 248

Jim Stephens Senior 234.1 JAGUARS 208

Stefanie Nation Lady 229.6 GAME 3

Chris Johnson Guest 242 MISSIONS 204

3 Steve McBride Super Senior 209.8 8829 98 SMASH $2,400 SMASH 188

Gary James Senior 216.6 GAME 4

Rita Heger Lady 217.6 MISSIONS 257

Jacob Heger Guest 238.9 MAGIC TOUCH 224

4 Willie Jackson Super Senior 228.6 8872 97 JAGUARS $2,000

Mike Moscato Senior 214.2

Amanda Vermilyea Lady 206.6

Eric Vermilyea Guest 237.8

5 Doug Hayes Super Senior 239 9035 90 MAGIC $1,600

Danny Inocencio Senior 211.2

Rachel Perez Lady 229.7

Mike Shirley Guest 223.7

6 A.C. Adam Super Senior 233.6 9114 86 ILLUSIONS $1,400

Bill Ferguson Senior 226.4

Christy Daniels Lady 208.9

Chris Hayes Guest 242.5

7 Jim King Super Senior 211.6 8829 86 SIGNALS $1,200

Mark Williams Senior 217.3

Anita Manns Lady 215.7

Omar Arnett Guest 238.3

8 John Woessner Super Senior 218.6 9008 84 OVERTIMES $1,100

Mike Warren Senior 233.8

Jodi Woessner Lady 225.9

Chad Newman Guest 222.5

9 Paul Pender Super Senior 231 8826 84 BIGTIMES $1,000

Warren Blankenship Senior 230.3


Page 8 | Thursday, December 1, 2011 | THE BOWLING NEWS

Mike Dias Wins PBA Southwest/

West Region Farmington Open

Farmington, N.M. — Mike

Dias of Lafayette, Colo.,

defeated Kurt Gengelbach of

Carrollton, Texas, 278-183, to

win the Professional Bowlers

Association Southwest/West

Region Farmington Open at

Willie Jackson, Jr. turned

in the top score of the week at

Brunswick Westcreek Lanes.

Jackson’s rip-roaring 228-277-300

= 805 Wednesday Warm Up set

headed the men’s race.

Cathy Nelson, from the Classic

High Pot group, rolled a super

solid 257-239-232 = 728 set to

lead the ladies.

HONOR ROLL

Laughtoh Smith 289-781, Nita Stein

213-619, Jesse Negrete 217, Olga Perez

148-373, Robert Raley 578, Jackie

Payne 187, Charles Covert 268-739,

Priscilla Bettis 496, Ken Leach (9 pin,

no tap) 298.

Lahoma Gietzen (9 pin, no tap) 240,

Ron Waller (9 pin, no tap) 826, Sharon

Bumpus (9 pin, no tap) 634, Tom

Johannessen 258-672, Vella Edwards

223-600, Connye Gurney 198, Cathy

Lode 473.

Donald Slack 209, Susan Seward

153, Charles Williams 192, Ranndee

Drake 150, Ron Coggins 278, Gloria

Bowlero Lanes.

The title was Dias’ third of

the year in the PBA. He won

his first PBA Senior Tour title

earlier this year in Florida, and

his first PBA Senior Regional

title in Junction City, Kan. He

At Brunswick Westcreek

Jackson, Jr. turns in

300/805, Nelson nails 728

Llagas 235, Bernard Tate 697, Jamey

Coggins 591, Jimmy Howery 268, Kim

Permenter 186.

Travis Thomas 268, Corene Cloud

502, Danny Speck 268, Billy Fontenot

772, Vernon Smith, Jr. 257-768,

Elizabeth Sienicki 247-651., Danita

Wyley 235-642, Brian Hammond

265-745, Beverly Rogers 243-638. Keith

Thomas 275-716, Cassandra Norris

633, Ben Ross 290-785, Terri Trefger

227-675, Mike Moscato 268-751, Pearl

Tucker 216-610, Stephen Rogers 267,

Judy Matlock 180-466, Scott Martin

689.

Patti Sprinkle 180, Terri Trefger

245-607, Chester Jones 244-658,

Lahoma Gietzen 183, Janice Hart 478,

Coy Hart 258-713, Teresa Ledford

165-420, Ben Brose 267, Cindy Hargrove

246-631.

Laughton Smith 267, Jeff Hamilin

245-603, Star Schott 148-409, Chuck

Cox 209-586, Bill Ritsch 202-593, Teresa

Tibbs 213-570, Arlene Holland 147-378,

Sonja Nichols 164-437.

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earned $2,500 along with his

title.

Dias defeated Lonnie Waliczek

of Wichita, Kan. 231-211, to

advance to the championship

match. In the first stepladder

match, Dias dominated Mitch

Beasley of Clarksville, Tenn.,

226-164.

Gengelbach earned $1,625

for second place, Waliczek won

$1,200 for third, and Beasley

$1,000 for fourth.

PBA SOUTHWEST/WEST

REGION FARMINGTON OPEN

BOWLERO LANES, FARMINGTON, N.M.

Final Standings: 1, Mike Dias,

Lafayette, Colo., $2,500. 2, Kurt

Gengelbach, Carrollton, Texas, $1625.

3, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan.,

$1,200. 4, Mitch Beasley, Clarksville,

Tenn., $1,000.

Stepladder Results:

Match One – Dias def. Beasley,

226-164.

Semifinal Match – Dias def.

Waliczek, 231-211.

Championship – Dias def. Gengelbach,

278-183

Final Match Play Standings (after

18 games, including match play bonus

pins):

1, Gengelbach, 8-2, 4,239. 2,

Waliczek, 8-2, 4,221. 3, Dias, 5-5, 4,097.

4, Beasley, 5-5, 4,042. 5, Eric Espinda,

Albuquerque, N.M., 4-6-0, 3,949, $875.

6, Lineal Floyd, Colorado Springs,

Colo., 4-6, 3,862, $775. 7, Ben Laughlin,

Tempe, Ariz., 5-5, 3,843, $700. 8, Andy

Mortensen, Fort Smith, Ark., 5-5, 3,682,

$650. 9, Eric Altenburg, Albuquerque,

N.M., 3-7, 3,611, $625. 10, Ricky

Schissler, Henderson, Colo., 3-7, 3,529,

$600.

At AMF Irving Lanes

Johnson inks

632 series

John Johnson compiled a top

flight 214/632 Odds and Ends

series to gain the top spot on

the honor roll last week at AMF

Irving Lanes.

Shirley Acosta posted a fine

251/577 Senior VIP’s set to lead

the ladies.

HONOR ROLL

Jesse Hodgkiss 235-540, Durwood

Andrews 220-544, Ann Hayes 223,

Al Nagel 182-481, Janice Andrews

521, Garfield Andrew 523, June Trout

191-517, Ralph Garling 238-598, Jannete

Vasquez 194-493.

Kenny Stearns 235-576, Kathy

Wilson 192-479, Chris Tidwell 212,

Brenda Ullman 176, Bubba Smart 564,

Tessie Wells 457, Kevin Weatherford

254-627, Vicky Alcorn 192-482, Jeanie

Newman 187-493.

Curtis Engel 211-600, Hillary Kraus

181, Mary Lay 480.

At AMF Spare Time

Martin drums up 783,

Congi blasts 695

Lowy and Ray add 300’s

Ken Martin captured highseries

honors for the week at

AMF Spare Time Lanes with a

free-wheeling 255-248-280 = 783

STL Rejects session.

Kara Congi registered a

sizzling 193-245-257 = 695

Mates & Dates set to front distaff

scoring.

Andrew Lowy and Jimmy

Ray shared high-game honors

as each recorded award-winning

perfectos.

HONOR ROLL

At Rowlett Bowl-a-Rama

Palas decks 716,

Lee peppers 676

Chris Palas’ rollicking 238-

264-214 = 716 Adventurers

outing headed the leader

boards for the week at Rowlett

Bowl-a-Rama.

Susan Lee, from the

Wednesday Women group,

posted a sterling 232-258-186 =

676 set to front the ladies.

HONOR ROLL

Art Fletcher, Jr. 263-713, Anona

Porter 218-581, Brady Kennedy 222-

545, Ralph Parman 254-643, Betty

Parman 190-540, Debi New 189-532,

Pete Hamilton 265-712, Barbara Shaw

Linda Harrell 207-537, Bob Mann

264-736, Leona Davis 179, Mary Ann

Conley 478, Jonathan Washington 280,

Johnny Anderson 711, Sandra Albin

245, Kara Congi 648, Susan Klocinski

222-493.

Pat Schulze 193-529, Sherry

Paroulek 193, Thomas Mendonca

232-620, Lisa Miller 171-476, Jackie

Metz 476, Randy Windle 253, Lisa Ray

233-598, Ben Suite 646, Doug Fretz 235-

630, Sandra Stratman 180-435. Mike

Donahue 762, Cassie Reese 223-605,

Bob Costabile 739, Sonya Little 235-665.

225-581.

Paul Freudigman 246-643, Nay

Coulter 202-508, Tony Boyd 279-692,

Susan Lee 213-588, Larry Hollifield

(2 games) 205-384, Becky Fuller (2

games) 135-263.

John Mock, Sr. (2 games) 213-418,

Mary Ellen Rossbach (2 games)

203-367.

SENIORS

Gary Teague (2 games) 153-255,

Sharon Whitaker (2 games) 170-305,

Bill Clay 208-607, Louise Garner 189-

549, Stephen Small (no tap) 264-679,

Shirley Large (no tap) 211-538.

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By Leisha Murr

November has been a very

busy month for me with a trip

to Las Vegas to watch some of

the WSOB followed by a roadtrip

to Oklahoma to bowl in the

Tulsa Open, and having travel

league (and a make-up) on

the other weekends. So, I was

happy to stay home and have

a very relaxing Thanksgiving

weekend with my family.

My dad works for the

railroad, so we never make

very big plans for the holidays

because you never know if

he will be home or called

to work. Originally, we had

planned to just take the easy

route this year and go out for

Thanksgiving dinner. Instead,

my sister-in-law invited us to

join with her family for dinner

at their house. So, my mom

cooked the turkey and dressing

and she took care of the rest

and we had a big multi-family

gathering after all. My uncle

and cousin also decided to join

us from Oklahoma, so it was

a great day with lots of loved

ones.

My dad worked until 9 p.m.

that night, but we saved some

turkey and pumpkin pie for

him so he wasn’t too disappointed.

He was called back

to work by noon the next day,

Vernon Smith, Jr. pocketed a

strike-filled 279-279-289 = 847

Men’s Night Out series to end

as the number-one bowler of

the week at Cowtown Bowling

Palace. He added a 238 game to

end the evening with a four-game

1085 series.

Amy Hart fired a sizeable

231/665 Ladies and Gents set to

lead the lady bowlers.

Sam Magill and Mike Velasco

shared high-game accolades with

award-winning 12-baggers.

HONOR ROLL

Keith Cantrell 205-470, Katie

Tallant 220-519, Alex Alcantar 180-517,

Jesse Negrete 257-665, Katie Tallant

236-618, Matt Allen 253-651, Genni

Barnes 224-573, Eddie Tice 252, Mary

Lou Timms 211.

Mark Hannah 677, Gloria Llagas

614, Ross DiCapo 259, Dee Munsell

252-694, Bill Anderson 248-689, Kevin

Roberts 719, Josh Barnes 287, Jamie

Hines 256-622, Chris Barnes 289,

Dorina Hart 232.

Darren Phillips 280, David

Hernandes 719, Charlotte Robertson

573, Rick Tice 279, Christina Conder

230, Frankie Mata 257-660, Bernie

so he didn’t get much time to

relax over the holiday. He will

be making up for it this week

as he starts his five weeks of

vacation through the end of the

year. I’m not sure my mom can

make a “honey-do” list long

enough to keep him occupied

for five weeks, but at least we

know he will not be working

for Christmas this year.

I got a message on Facebook

from a friend I met a few years

ago while working the Mini

Eliminator tournaments in Las

Vegas. They were in town for

the holidays and going to the

Cowboys’ game on Thanksgiving

Day. I happily went over to

Arlington on Thursday night

to say hello and catch up with

them for a while after the

game. We talked about getting

together for some tournaments

and all of the great times

and memories we make at

bowling tournaments. I don’t

think anyone ever gets tired

of hearing all the stories from

the “good old days” of bowling.

It’s really amazing how many

great friends I’ve made over the

years because of this game we

call bowling. I’ve met people

from all over the world and I’ve

never been off this continent

(although my passport is ready

At Cowtown Bowling Palace

Smith, Jr. lights up

847, Hart blisters 665

Magill and Velasco add 300 games

Adkins 216-576, Jason Brewer 247-665,

Katie Tallant 213-581.

Josh Markey (4 games) 289-919,

Sam Magill (4 games) 899, Mike

Velasco (4 games) 957, Steve Graeve (4

games) 279-1027, Chris Gibson 231-611,

Krystal Gibson 162, Keith Grassmuck

217-628.

Mike Walters racked up a

rousing 767 Men’s Commercial

series to earn the top spot on the

honor roll last week at Brunswick

Zone Watauga.

Lisa Steele booked a banner

710 Coed set to front fem scoring.

HONOR ROLL

Eddie Thomas 280, Kathy Foote 267,

Don Holland 738, Julie McHugh 607,

James O’Connor 716, Miki Jo Parish

698, Dick Riley 773, Anna Jutson 634,

to go!)

So as I was heading home

on Thursday night I thought,

maybe I should stop and get

myself a new TV with the

“Black Friday” sales that were

about to begin. I was already

out, so why not, right? I took

the exit to go to Best Buy and

as I saw the traffic-jam to get

into the parking lot I just kept

driving. Their parking lot,

along with the three surrounding

store’s were completely full

and the line to get in the door

was around the building. Starting

the “Black Friday” sales at

midnight (or even on Thanksgiving

Day) has just tripled the

number of crazy shoppers out

there. For me, the deals aren’t

worth all the headaches. I’ll

hold out for “Cyber-Monday”

and see if I can get a good deal

online in my pajamas instead.

I try to be thankful each

and every day, but Thanksgiving

always reminds me of how

much I have to be thankful

for. Today, I am thankful that

I have a TV that works and

I don’t HAVE to fight all the

crazy shoppers at midnight to

save $20 on a new one.

In all seriousness, I am

thankful each and every day

for my family who supports

me even when I do things that

don’t necessarily make them

proud. They are always there

for me in the good and the bad

and will love me unconditionally.

I am also thankful for all

of the great friends and “bowling

family” I have. We touch

each other’s lives, and win or

lose, we will be there for each

other.

James Huffines 214-609, Paul

Harrington 279-672, Miranda

Harrington 256-614, Brian Cope 268,

Dawn Crum 190-525, Michael Vasquez

265-647, David Spears 265.

Robbie Kauffman (4 games) 268-

994, Leon Aragon 705.

SENIORS

Red Kelly 234-630, Larrie Boyett

199-511, Larry Thun 231-588, Clodine

Griffin 199-520, John Stewart 224-581,

Karen Holder 197-554, Randy Biel 248-

678, Margie Newville 214-554.

John Stewart 247-702, Charlene

Ardoin 191-525, Don Key 212, Alice

Phillips 201-569, Sherman Osbon

205-593, Wanda Eads 182, Randy Biel

205-583.

At Brunswick Zone Watauga

Walters wraps up 767,

Steele snags 710

Dave Henault 572, Reva Lovett 475.

Tim Schmerbach 708, Elizabeth

Olivieri 502, Duane Skinner 524,

Jennifer Roberts 550, Buddy Moore

681, Ashley Hannah 532, Lisa Head 557,

Fred Gonzales 710, Derrick Lott 748.

Debbie Ensminger 616, Joe Grace

679, Hallie Ranta 454.

SENIORS

Larry Farnan 678, Frances Fox 512,

Don Holland 731, Ginnette Patzer 574.

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BVL Representatives Participate in

National Veterans Day Activities

For numerologists, 11-11-

11 marks an historical date.

However, for the thousands

joining in the National Veterans

Day ceremony at Arlington

Cemetery, it was much more.

November 11, 2011, Veterans

Day, was an opportunity to

pause and remember the sacrifice

of those who have served

our country. In a ceremony

replete with pomp and tradition

- from the 21 gun salute to the

Brandon Davidson was

definitely on target last week

at AMF Showplace Garland

Lanes as he dominated scoring

with a thundering 246-258-267

= 771 Thursday Men’s League

performance.

Linda Chambers held the

hot hand for the ladies with a

rip-roaring 258-181-234 = 673

Follies set.

Mike Bressler’s awardwinning

12-bagger earned highgame

honors.

HONOR ROLL

David Taylor 278-697, Shawn Taylor

167-465, Johnny Lannan 256-750,

Donna Hough 221-594, Paul E Wilson

wreath laying to the parade of

colors -- the day is filled with

patriotic symbolism and deep

reflection.

As the wind whipped the

flags aligning the Amphitheatre

at Arlington Cemetery,

the crowd turned to watch

the specially-appointed Presidential

Color Guard to initial

the start of the observance.

These designees marched in

step, carrying the flags of the

At AMF Showplace Garland

Davidson crushes 771,

Chambers hurls 673

Bressler 300

258-699, Nikki Hardwick 221-604,

Kelley Dickey 246-663, Ashley Byrd

137-383.

Pam Lewis 203-475, Joe Garrison

235-639, Vickie Holcomb 180-505,

Russell Parks 243-716, Robert W

Wilson 287-740, Beth Fox 189-502,

Mike Bressler 716, Voddie Adamcewicz

259-746.

Sammye Ragland 217-583, Dan

Aleman 148-371, Haily Perkinson

178-485, Tony Thayer 278-762, Tonjah

Castro 244-613, Tony Walton 256-735,

Jancy Deaver 234-626, Tommy Toney,

Sr. 266-727.

Rick Waltz 254-673, Evelyn Rawls

189-524.

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Committee.

Representing the Bowlers

to Veterans Link (BVL) as a

member of that committee, was

HN Sean Ryan Bridges (USN),

currently serving at Walter

Reed National Military Medical

Center. Bridges carried the

American flag in honor of the

California USBC BVL, as he is

the grandson of the long-time

co-chair of the California BVL

campaign, Rosie Parker. For

decades, the California USBC

has been the frontrunner in

fund-raising to support the BVL

cause. Joining Bridges to carry

the BVL flag was Steve Faunce,

of the Thunderbird Lanes

chain of bowling centers in the

Philadelphia area. Thunderbird

Lanes has helped to lead

the bowling center effort in the

support of BVL.

Following remarks by VA

Secretary Eric Shinseki and

President Obama at the observance,

BVL representatives

convened to lay a wreath at

the Tomb of the Unknowns.

This contingent included BVL

Board Chair Darlene Baker,

BVL Board Member Wally Hall,

and two special guests of BVL,

Stu Upson, Executive Director

of the United States Bowling

Congress, and Steve Johnson,

Executive Director of the Bowling

Proprietors’ Association of

America.

Earlier that morning, Upson

and Johnson were invited by

BVL to represent the charity at

a special White House breakfast

hosted by President and

Mrs. Obama. There, they had

the opportunity to speak with

the President about BVL and

the organization’s commitment

to support our nation’s active

duty and veteran service men

and women.

From the Cemetery, the BVL

At Shenaniganz

Harcourt

hurls 672

ROCKWALL, TX – Alex

Harcourt turned in a solid 266-

193-215 = 672 Eazy Rollerz series

to take top honors last month at

Shenaniganz.

Carol Dziatlik, Harcourt’s

league mate, paced the ladies

again with a tidy 154-193-224

= 571 set.

HONOR ROLL

Jordan Kasper 231-672, Alex

Harcourt 266-674, Daphne Potter

188-545, Larry Barnes 248-607, Carol

Dziatlik 202-516, Keith Dunbar 223-

609, Tony Greer 204-514, Cindy Allen

187-529.

Justin Beavers 224-592, Kimberly

Greer 193-565, Tony Greer 219-589,

Kimberly Greer 226-617.

Board Members and special

guests joined VA Secretary Eric

Shinseki for a private meeting

which featured the presentation

of a facsimile check of

$761,660.26; the amount raised

by BVL during the 2010-2011

season. At the meeting, BVL

Chair Darlene Baker also

outlined several initiatives being

planned by BVL to further

support the VA.

“It was an honor to represent

BVL at these activities,”

noted Upson. “It brings the

importance of BVL activities

into focus. Both the President

and Secretary Shinseki acknowledged

the great support

that America’s bowling family

provides to our veterans. They

BBIA Unveils First

Industry Catalog

Arlington, Texas - After

a decade of discussion, the

Billiard & Bowling Institute of

America (BBIA) will publish

bowling’s first cooperative

industry catalog. “Currently,

each manufacturer will supply

a catalog of each brand to their

distributors. The distributors

will place each catalog in a

large binder then forward

the binders to the pro shops

and bowling centers within

its area,” said BBIA President

Phil Cardinale. “The problem,

however, is that there is an

amazing amount of overlap

in sending more than one

catalog to the same address. By

sending one group catalog to

each location, both manufacturer

and distributor will save

thousands.”

The association has

contracted Luby Publishing

to manage the entire project.

Luby Publishing, which is

an associate member of the

association, owns Bowlers

At AMF Showplace Euless Lanes

Branagan polishes off 777,

Jessie unloads 300/729

Maddux 300, Howard and Sustaita 299

Tyson Branagan was definitely

on target again last week at AMF

Showplace Euless Lanes after

rounding up the top score with

a formidable 289-211-277 = 777

Masters series.

Diana Jessie, Branagan’s

league mate, captured high-game

and high-set honors for the ladies

with a hard-hitting 246-300-183

= 729 set.

Monroe Maddux shared

high-game honors with Jesse as

each recorded award-winning

12-baggers. Sylvester Howard

and Joe Sustaita tied for runnerup

kudos with their 299 solos.

HONOR ROLL

Bryan Bowlin 259-775, John Sholar

280-747, Mark Haug 279-734, Michael

April 258-734, Chad Vendeville 246-

728, Joseph Coleman 268-708, Gary

know the difference BVL

programs make for our active

duty and veterans service men

and women.”

Founded in 1942 by the

sport of bowling, the Bowlers

to Veterans Link is guided by

representatives of the United

States Bowling Congress and

Bowling Proprietors’ Association

of America. To date, BVL

has raised almost $30 million

for recreational and therapeutic

programs and services to boost

morale and brighten the spirits

of those who have served our

country. For more information

and photos of the event, visit

http://www.BowlforVeterans.

org.

Journal International, Bowling

Center Management, Pro Shop

Operator, Billiards Digest and

Billiard Retailer. The company

also produces US Bowler

(originally print, now online)

and US Youth Bowler on behalf

of the USBC. Luby Publishing

President Keith Hamilton said,

“I congratulate BBIA for its

initiative to turn a concept into

reality on a project that will

have a huge, positive impact for

its members for years to come.”

The catalog will contain

various brands and product

lines for consumer, supply and

capital equipment products.

You must be a member of BBIA

to participate in the catalog,

which will ship on July 1, 2012

and cover the 2012-13 bowling

season (will also be available

at Bowl Expo). If you have any

questions, please contact Keith

Hamilton or Barbara Peltz at

Luby Publishing. To join BBIA,

please register on-line at www.

billiardandbowling.org.

Painter 267-707, Robert Trombley

268-698.

Robert Jones 257-688, Elmer

Howard 241-687, Jeff Crawford 273-678,

Dustin Brock 247-676, Tommy Baer

235-670, Adam Tucker 256-627, Steve

McDaniel 213-598, Randy Graham

194-517.

Crystal Askins 247-689, Carol

Johnson 247-638, Judith Guillory

213-620, Stephanie Harp 237-616, Rita

Becker 237-593, Stephanie Hammons

231-590, Sherry Houghton 210-588,

Mindy Wynn 202-587.

Valerie Williams 226-583, Anna

Jutson 210-570, Terri Homme 221-570,

Judy Leuty 200-568, Susan Johnson

221-561, Barbara Chaky 209-549, Judy

Leuty 179-520, Cassi Dehaas 167-465.

Pam Elston 210-542, Denise

Wheeler 135-391.


WHO IS JACKIE

Continued from Page 1

had never met a professional

bowler. She was invited to

watch the WSOB qualifying

and was hooked from that

point on.

She tried to go to as many

tour stops as she could that

season. The PBA and the Xtra

Frame noticed she kept showing

up and asked, “Who is this

person”?

Throughout the summer,

Jackie kept up with all of the

tour stops, the senior tour and

the regional tour. After seeing

so much of her at all of these

events, the PBA decided to invite

her to the senior tour stop in

Jackson, MI. Marinkovich came

out to the senior tour stop and

talked with them on PBA Xtra

Frame and before she knew it,

she was interviewing Wayne

Webb. This was a girl who was

not a reporter nor had any formal

training in the art, and had

ever been on camera. However,

from that point on, she would be

known as Jackie Bowling and

sponsored by Power House.

It turns out that the PBA

was looking for a female

presence that was a fan, not a

professional analyst or seasoned

reporter. Well Bowling

fit the bill perfectly because

she is a huge fan and doesn’t

have any professional broadcasting

experience. After high

school, she went to college to

be an art teacher. Not really

finding her niche, she left college

and worked full time at a

friend’s bar & grill until she fell

into her dream job with PBA’s

Xtra Frame. In her spare time,

Jackie plans to take some communication

and broadcasting

classes online, now that she’s

found her passion.

When Jackie isn’t on tour,

she works part-time and continues

to bowl league and tournaments.

Her average is around

185, but she does get some tips

from the guys on tour, so she

can get over the 200 mark.

Bowling hopes her fans

realize she is a true bowler, a

fan of all bowlers and the sport

of bowling. She wants to support

bowling and keep it alive. Her

main purpose and the reason

why she is Jackie Bowling is

because she is a huge fan that

wants to embrace everything out

on the road and bring the players

to the fans at home. As for

her view of traveling and being

on the road, she had this to say,

“It’s awesome! This is a dream

traveling with these guys. Every

one of these guys is special in

their own way. It’s cool to see

how they react after a shot and

how they are after they bowl. I

don’t know how to explain how

cool it is to be on the road and

be in this environment. You

get to know these people on

a personal level and it’s super

cool.” Cheers to the PBA and

Xtra Frame for giving Jackie her

shot, and bringing the bowlers

to the fans.

For the full Jackie

Bowling video-interview,

visit our website at

www.TheBowlingNews.net.

Tile artist Sal Grieco has been at it again, this is Cowtown’s display of

league bowlers that have served in our armed forces. This board is

ceramic tile and can be added to. Each picture has the bowlers name

and branch of service. It is in a very prominent place so everyone will

see it. Jamie Brooks said “Our bowlers really like it and I hope

others will copy it.”

At Brunswick Zone Denton

Givens handles 742,

Burick drills 716

Brown 300

AC Givens headed the honor

roll for the week at Brunswick

Zone Denton by logging laudable

266-256-220 = 742 numbers in

UR Varsity league action.

Elaine Burick was high for the

ladies with an awesome 268-267-

181 = 716 Tuesday Seniors set.

Lee Brown’s award-winning

12-bagger garnered high-game

honors.

HONOR ROLL

David Wernert 278-638, Heather

Wallace 208-569, Amanda Ferrell

235-604, Keith Wilson 235-663, Janet

Samson 195-542, Jim O’Neal 243-691,

Frederica Studamire 244-634, Joey

Quezada 235-634.

Greg White wrapped up the

top numbers for the week at

Forum Bowl with a high-flying

246-266-259 = 771 Crusaders

series.

Cindy Stallins pocketed prime

193-235-209 = 637 marks in

Twilight action to lead the ladies.

Paul Henderson’s awardwinning

perfecto captured highgame

laurels.

HONOR ROLL

Mark Neville 258-739, Pam Stewart

203-523, Duane Bates (9 pin) 300-747,

Pam Stewart (9 pin) 252-696, Joyce

Johnson 171-497, Shannon Murton

198-517, Stephen Gray 237-664, Carol

McGirley 203-563.

Lupe Reyna (4 games, 9 pin)

300-1101, Susan Brownell (4 games,

Claudia Taylor 175-471, Tim French

(2 games, no tap) 288-512, Jennifer

LaChance (2 games, no tap) 266-521,

John Little 268-742, Jennifer Dean

277-667, Alex Paeltz (4 games) 226-810.

Linda Stevens 205-537, Joseph

Haynes 255-695, Tamie Nelson 170-

466, Steve Wiederrich 259-711, Mary

Dreessen 215-576, Pat Carrico 239-666,

Mary Berry 248-602, John Fersch

205-566.

Pat Crump 177-495, Roger Shady

222-601, Betsy Sheats 183-487, Tim

Voyles 252-596, Michelle Slater 150-

392, Jonathan Pelc 248-619, Diana

Lau 167-461.

SENIORS

Jim O’Neal 277-679

At Forum Bowl

White wraps up 771,

Stallins sweeps 637

Henderson 300

9 pin) 268-914, Nate Gillespy 278-718,

Terri Griffith 236-626, Robair Ross

234-623, Hung Nguyen 230-623, Lisa

Brock 200-568.

Eric Cedillo 222-569, Silvia

Hernandez 179-496, Carl Wilson 278-

695, Dena Buffington 216-618, Al Rush

(4 games) 295-986, Michelle McFarland

(4 games) 257-898, Marcellas Abney

257-673.

Roberta Stanfield 204-564, Carl

Coppenger 259-719, Chuck Pauley

252-706, Ruthie Flores 194-524, Ricky

Swope 247-719, Kristal Canales 212-

604, Yolanda Garrett 229-616, Brad

Sampson 253-685.

Marva Sampson 222-603, Calvin

Payne 288-759, Tricia Guzman 194-

555, Jeremy Allen 258-733, Constance

Parker 164-479.


THE BOWLING NEWS | Thursday, December 1, 2011 | Page 11

10 YEARS AGO

The Real Deal, Chris Johnson led the honor roll with 300/847

at AMF Jupiter…Jesse Brown Jr. shot 791 at AMF Showplace

Garland…Kelly Ray with 789 at Forum…Randy Richey was

hooking the lane at Big Town on his way to shooting 751…for

the second week in a row Lisa Wasson led the ladies with 724 at

Plano…Jennifer Tedrow shot 722 at AMF Jupiter…Traci Wilson

with 722 at AMF Irving…Youth bowler Elaine Barnes, and yes

I know I owe you a phone call, shot 705 at AMF Richardson…a

truly great guy, Tommy Delutz beats Chris Barnes in the PBA

Long Island Open to win his second tour title…Billy Rogers wins

scratch marathon at DC West…Dino Castillo helps the Team USA

win the gold in Argentina…Brenda Yarbrough wins NABI at

AMF Irving…In other Youth action, Danny Neil shot 754 at AMF

Richardson…BRC Watauga’s finest, Johnathon Hooks shot 645.

20 YEARS AGO

Steve Boultinghouse led the honor roll with 300/816 at Grove

Country…House Pro Jeff Cathey led Red Bird with 798…Skip

Talley with 300/792 at Showplace-Garland…the real Rudy Garcia

with 772 at Westcreek…Bill Cross shot 771 at Showplace-Euless…

Denise Harrison led the ladies with 741 at DC SW…Traci Amorella

was high at Showplace-Euless with 734…Amy Kuhns shot 658

at Westcreek…Linda Taylor was high at Watauga as usual with

673…Dave Ferraro wins his sixth PBA Title at the TPC in Taylor,

MI, he’s in my all-time top-five…Mike Gray shot 300 at Watauga…

Mike Bard 300 at Showplace-Euless…for the Youth bowlers, it

was Kelly April with 430 and Lindsey Brown 374 at Watauga…

Justin Pittsinger shot 612 at Blazer…Tanya Fadeley 602 at Forum.

30 YEARS AGO

Big, Bad, Butch Calvert led the honor roll with 300/783 at

Lewisville…Carl Fagan shot 779 at Meadowbrook…Jerry Long

with 770 at Buckner…Scotty Bruce rolled 638 at Hart…Mason

Norlander shot 718, and I didn’t even know that he bowled…the

great “George” McLaughlin led the ladies with 670 at Plano…

Mary Grundy shot 660 at Richland…Dottie Travis 609 at Big

Town…Gladys Jackson shot 668 at Red Bird…the richest first

prize in Pro bowling history is announced, $40,000 for winning

the 1982 Firestone Tournament of Champions…Diane Linville

beats Rick Ramsey to win $1250 in TTBA at Buckner, crazy that

we bowled for more money 30 years ago than we do today…Frank

Ellenburg wins first Pro Title in Syracuse over Wayne Webb.

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Zach Prather led the Southwest-area

USBC youth bowlers

with a booming 279-268-279

= 826 Ivy League series at

Northrock Lanes.

Hollyann Johansen led the

girls with a super strong 279-

236-236 = 751 Youth Classic set

at West Acres Bowl.

Dustin Hufner and Alec Patterson

from West Acres Bowl

shared high-game honors with

award-winning 12-baggers.

At BRC Thousand Oaks Lanes,

San Antonio – Gilbert Leal 264-742,

Syndey Barren 245642, Stephen Canto

III 145-391, Makayla Jacobs 135-351,

Joseph Seitz 141-400, Gilbert Leal

245-711, Amanda Pate 226-638, Richard

Anyel 267-597.

At Diamond Lanes, Odessa – Cole

Brauchi 123-352, Jessica Duran 100-

269, Isaac Marquez 155-311, Holly

Brauchi 103-280, Marco Martinez 186-

404, Sabrina Owens 108-272, Jonathan

Martinez 219-434, Robert Arnold

202-501, Katie Carrigan 161-392,

Michael Hopkins 279-730, Samantha

Owens 234-577, Tyler Mauck 204-533,

Kendall Smith 128-341, Sterling Beadle

215-542, Brianna Brusuelas 139-314,

Gary Owens 182-481, Aimee Dugan

143-396, Fabian Deleon 218-589, Brady

Blau 177-480, C J Ricks 160-409, E J

Mancha 221-589, Kris Arnold 222-517.

At Fiesta Lanes, New Braunfels –

Andy Tibbitts 70-187, Oscar Doepke

87-233, Cameron Schultz 120-290,

Banner Bradshaw 139-411, Edward

Nichols 215-496, Chris Fonda 215-583,

Mitchell Wesch 246-605, JJ Baltierra

218-618, Devin Blume 214-628, John

Goates 268-632, Wesley Bryan 242-668,

Bobby Rios 234-669, Brad Edwards

245-688, John Goates 259-700, Philip

Fort Worth USBC Youth Results

Dyane Yanai headed the Fort

Worth-area USBC youth bowling

last week with an impressive

265/698 Final Destination series

at AMF Showplace Euless Lanes.

Deidra Juetten paced the girls

with a tidy 279/642 Wonders set

at AMF Showplace Euless Lanes.

At AMF Showplace Euless Lanes–

Major Whisenton, Jr. 267-645, Bobby

Foret 187-504, Thomas Phanmaha

109-316, Andrew Fugitt 76-204, Cody

Busocker 66-108, Jaden Takayesu 224-

541, Lindsay Paredes 165-456, Liberty

Estrada 78-210.

At AMF Spare Time Lanes – Diane

Hasty 193-536, John Howell 192-532,

Justin Beaver 91, De’Siree Knight 97-

187, Nathan Hackler 172, Christopher

Carson 148-385, Justice Hardison 237.

At Brunswick Westcreek Lanes

– Cooper Cox 239-648, Courtney

Williams 277-704, Haven Barboza

280-740, Philip Williams 276-709, Ariel

Tibbitts 118-296, Fayth Schumann 171-

400, Emily Foster 153-422, Shelby Light

168-468, Megan Knetsch 204-507, Colby

Delano 193-509, Megan Eaglehouse

199-560, Colby Delano 257-605, Megan

Knetsch 256.

At Freedom Lanes, Duncan,

OK – Pake Stephens 238-537, Sheldon

Yeargan 190-516.

At Hallmark Lanes, Killeen – Maya

Dixon-Dates 528, Hunter Wood 160-

400, Caitlin Schirripa 107-259, Jimmy

Van Hovel 64-105, Robert Marley 164-

416, Cynthia Boneo 148, Peyton Sloan

45-111, Mike Mikell 178-479, Wendy

Dillon 140-411, Jason Bardales 255-651,

Stephani Brown 237-650, Jordan Cina

353, Malachi Smith 71-142, Mickinzie

Lowe 100-199, Heath Fletcher 231-625,

Suzanne Brown 171-408, Jordan Garza

565, Summer Salak 523, Shyanne Ciesiolka

120-311, Jeffrey Stamp 191-482,

Rebecca Arrevalos 211-491, Jessica

Bearden 355, Brittany Rockwell 201.

At Heritage Lanes, Oklahoma City,

OK – Jaylen Ramirez 285-736, Gabriel

Fein 661, Austin Jorski 279-747, Perry

Hall, Jr. 708, Tiesha Davis 246-583, Grace

Hall 237-644, Katie Stubblefield 611,

Lauren Tinnin 582, Grace Hall 266-731.

At Killeen Bowl-a-rama, Killeen

– Chance Capinia 257-604, Dustin

Gatliff 269-760, Molly Maxson 235-592,

Douglas Vaughan 75-181, Bryan Cathey

169-449, Erika Shaffer 172-442, Jimbo

Thompson 657, Molly Maxson 187-506,

Chance Capinia 255, Dustin Gatliff

627, Ariana Charles 225-611, Devin

Johnson 226.

At Mel’s Lone Star Lanes, Georgetown

– Josh Belew 222-609, Kayla

Endicott 256-645, Andrew Goode 155-

400, Matthew Kohn 177-461, Kira

Coggins 191-479, Lee Garcia 172-395,

Katie Hamlin 130-358, Jay Garcia 178-

508, Rachel Garber 160-446, Cooper

Cox 212-571, Katarina Korn 101-273,

Nathanael Wright 140-353, Laci Moore

101-290, Kevin Williams 100-252,

Chance Moore 165-478, Jared Nichols

172-526, Casey Tibbs 111-291, Trey

Johnson 124-335, Brennon Pegues 124-

316, John Holland 178-438, Chandler

Ritsch 185-534.

At Brunswick Zone Denton – Greg

Venable 205-604, Miranda Bussell 201-

601, Matthew Reed 117-331, Morgan

Montgomery 98-249, Ben Kastel 236-

571, Darla Dreessen 202-539, Holden

Perry 139-357, Jennifer Penny 168-369.

At Brunswick Zone Watauga –

Micah McCracken 673, Chris Signo 289,

Katelyn Bailey 519, Jordan Tucker 190,

Justin Latham 284, Katharina Mente

334, Spencer Rath 428, Rosie Baxley 405,

Hamman 207-561, Jed Huth 186-520,

Kayla Endicott 172-491, Conner Barnes

143-358, Jaelle Hamman 168-436,

Dylan Peteete 218-603, Asia Wren

203-543, Derek Mullinix 103-197, Erin

Baumbach 92-184.

At Northrock Lanes, Wichita,

KS – Keri Ladigo 221-585, Zach Prather

289-741, Ashley Engram 233, Isaac

Gonzales 266, Alex Connell 266, Austin

Rago 700, Michelle Bible 588.

At Pin Center Bowl, Cleburne – Ben

Chandler 134-317.

At West Acres Bowl, Wichita, KS –

Patrick Dimitt 290-783, Anthony Guice

184-499, Abby Kennedy 213-514, Gus

Morgan 279-779, Jessica Ayres 225-581,

Brandon Bonta (2 games) 160-319,

Jocelyne Winegarner (2 games) 74-146,

Brandon Kraus (2 games) 233-413,

Megan McGill (2 games) 133-250,

Dalton Sebor (2 games) 120-226, Ricky

Madrigal 123, Chrisha Smith 100,

Gabriel Rodgers 95, Allison Vogt 63.

At Western Bowl, Amarillo,

TX – Mason Edmondson 289-780,

Caleb Goehring 279-763, Jonah Snell

221-634, Laramie Davis 233-620, Don

Grenier, Jr. 248-619, Kamren Tobar (avg

139) 233-597, Matthew Synet 208-562,

Hayden Bax 252-559, Adam Hendricks

213-540. Hayden Bax 189-537, Brennan

Gerdes 224-534, Shawn Lively (avg

117) 175-492, Kerry Avant (avg 126)

162-444, Devin Wood (avg 97) 140-369,

Rheagan David (avg 126) 186-442,

Taylor Barnes (avg 117) 159-401.

At Tenpins & More, Rio Rancho,

NM – Josh Helmick 207-694(4 games),

Janeyl Carper 198-753(4 games), Kory

Hetmer 197-517, Brittany Leiby 183-512,

Bryan McDowell 193-479, Kishandra

Howard 180-464, Braden MacKay 160-

362, Stephen Poswaitowski 174-360,

Raven Semendoff 131-298.

Justin Blankenship 665, Jeffrey Fleming

384, Amanda Amerson 345, Rebekkah

Jones 454, BJ Hines (4 games) 348,

Megan Streck (4 games) 383.

At Cowtown Bowling Palace – Anthony

Gann 685, Cody Franks 259-715,

Nadia Stone 193-507, John Cantu III

256-690, Olivia Lindsey 179-490, Adam

Beasley 247-679, Jake Swift 133, Ro’Nae

Medearis 139, Josh Jones 222-487,

Shyanne Johnson 191-510, Randy Cross,

Jr. 216-570, Zachery Moore 206-517 .

At Forum Bowl – Mitchel Neville

236-627, Kayla Lopez 195-507, Kade

Pirtle 123-230, Samantha Brown 106-188,

Aiden Mills 117-223, Kyleigh Monroe

94-170, Adan Ruiz 144-410, Amaya Boles

142-389, Codey Dong 135-383, Samantha

Kuilan 133-331, David Carter 180-494,

Kristin Hilker 180-445, Trevor Goad

146-435, Katelynn Correll 151-387.

Boys

Zach Prather, Northrock Lanes ............................. 826

Patrick Dimitt, West Acres Bowl ............................ 783

Mason Edmondson, Western Bowl ....................... 780

Anthony Simonsen, Plano Super Bowl ................. 771

Dustin Gatliff, Killeen Bowlerama ......................... 760

Austin Jorski, Heritage Lanes ............................... 747

Gilbert Leal, BRC Thousand Oaks ........................ 742

Haven Barboza, Fiesta Lanes ................................ 740

Michael Hopkins, Diamond Lanes ........................ 730

Sean Vong, AMF Lewisville Lanes ........................ 723

Cody Franks, Cowtown Bowling Palace ............... 715

Dayne Yanai, AMF Showplace Euless Lanes ....... 698

Micah McCracken, Brunswick Zone Watauga ...... 673

Johnnie Arriago, AMF Showplace Garland .......... 653

Jason Bardles, Hallmark Lanes ............................ 651

Cooper Cox, Brunswick Westcreek Lanes ........... 648

Triston Miller, AMF Richardson Lanes .................. 641

Mitchel Neville, Forum Bowl .................................. 627

Austin Ellis, USA Bowl ........................................... 623

Josh Belew, Mel’s Lone Star Lanes ...................... 609

Greg Venable, Brunswick Zone Denton ................ 604

Pake Stephens, Freedom Lanes ........................... 537

John Howell, AMF Spare Time Lanes ................... 532

Kory Hetmer, Tenpins & More ................................ 517

Jimmie Henson, Jr., Rowlett Bowl-a-Rama .......... 462

David Green, Red Bird Lanes ................................ 462

Nate Gumpert, Strikz .............................................. 405

Ben Chandler, Pin Center Bowl ............................. 317

Girls

Hollyann Johansen, West Acres Bowl .................. 751

Grace Hall, Heritage Lanes ................................... 731

Stephani Brown, Hallmark Lanes .......................... 650

Kayla Endicott, Mel’s Lone Star Lanes ................. 645

Deidra Juetten, AMF Showplace Euless Lanes ... 642

Syndey Barren, BRC Thousand Oaks ................... 642

Lindsay Paredes, Plano Super Bowl ..................... 638

Ariana Charles, Killeen Bowlerama ...................... 611

Colby Delano, Fiesta Lanes ................................... 605

Miranda Bussell, Brunswick Zone Denton ........... 601

Michelle Bible, Northrock Lanes ........................... 588

Samantha Owens, Diamond Lanes ....................... 577

Morgan Reising, AMF Lewisville Lanes ................ 569

Makensie Martin, Red Bird Lanes ......................... 545

Diane Hasty, AMF Spare Time Lanes .................... 536

Nia Davis, AMF Showplace Garland Lanes .......... 536

Katelyn Bailey, Brunswick Zone Watauga ............ 519

Sheldon Yeargan, Freedom Lanes ........................ 516

Brittany Leiby, Tenpins & More ............................. 512

Nadia Stone, Cowtown Bowling Palace ................ 507

Kayla Lopez, Forum Bowl ...................................... 507

Ashley Hathaway, AMF Richardson Lanes ........... 496

Courtney Coggins, Brunswick Westcreek Lanes . 479

Rheagan David, Western Bowl .............................. 442

Madison Smith, Rowlett Bowl-a-Rama.................. 296

Jayme Brooks, Strikz ............................................. 264

Dallas USBC Youth Scores

Dallas USBC Youth Scores

Anthony Simonsen lit up the

Dallas-area USBC youth bowling

last week with a thundering

289-247-235 = 771 Showstoppers

series at Plano Super Bowl.

Lindsay Paredes, Simonsen’s

league mate, paced the girls with

a booming 233/638 set.

At AMF Lewisville Lanes – Kaylee

Holmes 92-260, Jeremy Palmatier 99-

265, Zhanna Miller 102-268, Brandon

Reising 188-520, Danielle Cole 171-394,

Sean Vong 246-723, Morgan Reising

209-569.

At AMF Richardson Lanes – Triston

Miller 224-641, Ashley Hathaway

191-496, Cody DeGray (2 games) 103-

173, Aamari Faulkner (2 games) 56-107,

Jared Shurtleff 226-631, Riley Ramirez

112-194, Brianna Urban 86-155, Nicholas

Lemon 173-446, Samantha Hesler

102-303, Madison Ward 172-443, Marc

Rosenzweig 576.

At AMF Showplace Garland Lanes

– Johnnie Arriago 223-653, Nia Davis

202-536, Xavier Ford 118-347, Grace

Blair 107-305, Timothy Becker 58-119,

Sara Taylor 139-397.

At Plano Super Bowl – Lindsay

Paredes 227-628, Cordell Reedy 138-

361, Abby DePalma 101-235, Aidan

Hudson 158-382, Kristin Wood 124-367,

Tyson Gray 193-433, Hailey Keister

166-430, Jaxon Baron 176-468, Moriah

Leraas 144-402, Taryn Gray 198-553,

Allister Rutledge 238-654, Hunter harty

262-667, Amber Robinson 239-621,

Tyler Samsel 254-702, Jessica Bowen

155-448, Josh Kravencko 155-412, Megan

Cooley 152-431, Anthony Simonsen

240-659, Veronica Prior 143-415, Adam

Smith 255-721, Kirsti Jack 212-526,

Brad Rodda 222-506, Ashley Hansen

203-541, Andrew Williams 205-540,

Kirsti Jack 166-413, Ethan Sibigroth

9995-177, Hajrah Ali 78-141.

At Red Bird Lanes – David Green

167-462, Makensie Martin 208-545,

Taylor McCaleb 139-396, Cheyenne

Hancock 142-352, Chase Kuehnhold

152-269, Bailey Speaks 109-182.

At Rowlett Bowl-a-Rama – Zoe

Park 46-113, Isiah Freeman 175-432,

Madison Smith 18-296, Jimmie Henson,

Jr. 175-462.

At Strikz – Nate Gumpert 141-405,

Jayme Brooks 102-264.

At USA Bowl – Austin Ellis 256-623,

D’Ontae Rhone 197-495.


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Dallas Mesquite - Week 2

Boys Varsity

1. Mesquite 2-0; 2. Poteet 2-1; 3. North

Mesquite 1-1; 4. John Horn 1-1; 5. Bishop

Lynch 1-1; 6. Woodrow Wilson 0-1; 7. West

Mesquite 0-2.

Girls Varsity

1. Poteet 3-0; 2. North Mesquite 1-1; 3.

Mesquite 1-1; 4. Bishop Lynch 1-1; 5. Woodrow

Wilson 0-1.

Boys Jr. Varsity

1. Mesquite 2-0; 2. Bishop Lynch 2-0; 3. Poteet

Lane Laughter

2-1; 4. John Horn 1-1; 5. Woodrow Wilson 0-1;

6. North Mesquite 0-2.

Girls Jr. Varsity

1. Bishop Lynch 2-0; 2. Woodrow Wilson 0-0.

Dallas Garland - Week 2

Boys Varsity

1. Rowlett 2-0; 2. Sachse 2-0; 3. South Garland

0-2; Lakeview 0-2.

Girls Varsity

1. Sachse 2-0; 2. Lakeview 1-1; 3. South

Garland 1-1; 4. Rowlett 0-2.

Boys Jr. Varsity

1. Rowlett 2-0; 2. Sachse 2-0; 3. South Garland

0-2.

Girls Jr. Varsity

1. Lakeview 2-0; 2. Sachse 1-1.

YOUTH TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

International Family Tournament 2012

October 2011 - March 2012 In-center Qualifying Window,

April 21-22, 2012 State Finals - Fiesta Lanes, New Braunfels

July 26-29, 2012 National Finals - Jupiter Lanes, Jupiter, Florida

TBCA Youth Tournaments 2011-12

May 5-6, 2012 All Star State Finals - Del Mar Lanes, Houston

April 21-22, 2012 National Family - Fiesta Lanes, New Braunfels

August 4-5, 2012 Grand Prix State - Dart Bowl, Austin

Grand Prix Regionals –2011-12 ( 8 regionals )

Sundays - 10 AM & Noon

December 4, 2011 Plano Super Bowl, Plano

December 11, 2011 Hallmark Lanes, Killeen

April 15, 2012 Fiesta Lanes, New Braunfels

May 20, 2012 Mel’s Lone Star Lanes, Georgetown

June 3, 2012 Red Bird Lanes, Duncanville

June 10, 2012 Grand Station Entertainment, College Station

High School Tournaments

March 4, 2012 High School Regional Playoffs - ( Sunday ) Locations TBD

March 24-25, 2012 High School State Finals - AMF Euless Lanes, Euless

Teams / Girls –Saturday, Boys –Sunday

March 31-April 1, 2012 High School All District, Grand Station Entertainment, College Station

Greater Fort Worth USBC Tournaments

www.fwbowling.com

January 21-22, 2012 Youth Championship Tournament, Cityview Lanes, Ft. Worth, TX.

January 28-29, 2012 Youth Championship Tournament, Cityview Lanes, Ft. Worth, TX.

April 15, 2012 Youth/Adult Tournament, Forum Bowl, Grand Prairie, TX

Dallas USBC Youth Tournament

December 3-4 & 7-8, 2011 Red Bird Lanes, Duncanville

Other Tournaments

May 25-27, 2012 Malott’s All-Stars Youth Championships, Highland Lanes, Austin, TX.

www.MalottsAllStars.com

If you have upcoming youth tournaments you would like listed on the schedule, contact

The Bowling News at 817-267-8686, fax: (817-267-1813) or

email: bowlingnews@sbcglobal.net.

SHUTTLE COMMANDER

Continued from Page 1

Superior Service Medal and the

Distinguished Flying Cross. He

was selected as an astronaut in

1966. He flew the first of his

four missions in 2001 aboard

Space Shuttle Endeavour, the

same shuttle he commanded

on its final flight in May 2011.

He also led the mission team

aboard the shuttle Discovery

and is only one of two individuals

who have visited the

International Space Station on

four different occasions.

“Captain Kelly is an

American hero who inspires

others to be their best while

remaining true to their core

values,” said Steve Johnson,

executive director of the BPAA.

“He exemplifies leadership, the

importance of teamwork and

courage under pressure - all

applicable to business owners

in today’s world. He is a role

model for all who have aspirations

and dreams.”

Already a celebrated American,

Kelly was thrust into the

international spotlight after

the January 2011 assassination

attempt on his wife, U.S. Rep.

Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz.

Kelly and congresswoman

Giffords’ forthcoming memoir

Gabby which shares their story

of hope and resilience will be

released November 15.

Kelly’s identical twin

brother, Scott, is also an astronaut

who served as commander

of both the Space Shuttle and

the International Space Station.

They share the distinction of

being the only siblings who

have travelled in space.

With over 6,000 flight hours

in more than 50 different

aircraft, 375 aircraft carrier

landings, 39 combat missions

and more than 50 days in

space, Kelly is one of America’s

more experienced pilots.

Bowling and flying in

space share some similarities,”

said Capt. Kelly. “Whether it is

throwing a bowling ball down

a lane or flying a spacecraft

to a touchdown on a runway,

there is an enormous amount

of concentration involved.

Neither are easy. I’m looking

forward to speaking to the

bowling industry and getting

some tips on how to keep it out

of the gutter.”

Kelly received his B.S.

degree in marine engineering

and nautical science from the

United States Merchant Marine

Academy in 1986 and in 1994

he was awarded his M.S.

degree in aeronautical engineering

from the U.S. Naval

Postgraduate School. He retired

from the U.S. Navy and NASA

in October 2011.

THE BOWLING NEWS | Thursday, December 1, 2011 | Page 13

EBONITE SASBA TOUR

2012 SCHEDULE

Dec 3-4, 2011 Cityview Lanes Fort Worth, TX . . . . . . . . Age Bracket Tournament

Dec 17-18, 2011 Cowtown Bowling Palace Fort Worth, TX . Annual Christmas Team

Jan 7-8, 2012 Crossroads Bowling Center Beaumont, TX Member/Guest Doubles

Jan 14-15, 2012 USA Bowl Dallas, TX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Singles

Jan 21-22, 2012 Lake Air Lanes Waco, TX . . . . . . . . . . . . Singles

Feb 4-5, 2012 Sunny Lanes Oklahoma City, OK . . . . . . . Singles

Feb 18-19, 2012 Sheridan Lanes Tulsa, OK . . . . . . . . . . . . Singles

Feb 25-26, 2012 University Lanes Denton, TX . . . . . . . . . . SS Singles

Mar 10-11, 2012 All Star Lanes Shreveport, LA . . . . . . . . . Claude Thomas Singles

Mar 31-Apr 1 Cowtown Bowling Palace Fort Worth, TX . Member/Member Doubles

Apr 14-15, 2012 AMF Euless Euless, TX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Annual Trio

Apr 21-22, 2012 Astro Bowl San Antonio, TX . . . . . . . . . . ????

May 12-13, 2012 AMF Showplace Austin Austin, TX . . . . . . Age Bracket Tourney

May 26-27, 2012 Armadilla, I Pasadena, TX . . . . . . . . . . . . Member/Guest Doubles

June 2-3, 2012 USA Bowl Dallas, TX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SS Singles

June 30-July 2 Plano Super Bowl Plano TX . . . . . . . . . . . Firecracker

July 7-8, 2012 Del-Mar Lanes Houston, TX . . . . . . . . . . . Member/Guest Recruiter Dbls

July 21-22, 2012 Cityview Lanes Fort Worth, TX . . . . . . . . Over 67/Over 60/ Over 50 Trio

July 28-29, 2012 Copperfi eld Houston, TX . . . . . . . . . . . . . Singles

Aug 18-19, 2012 Cityview Lanes Fort Worth, TX . . . . . . . . Non-Champs

Aug 25-26, 2012 Cowtown Bowling Palace Fort Worth, TX . Over70/Over60/Over50/Guest

Sept 1-2, 2012 University Lanes Denton, TX . . . . . . . . . . SS Singles

Sept 15-16, 2012 All Star Lanes Shreveport, LA . . . . . . . . . Member/Guest Doubles

Sept 22-23, 2012 Cityview Lanes Fort Worth, TX . . . . . . . . Over 60/ Over 50/ Guest Trio

Sept 29-30, 2012 Cowtown Bowling Palace Fort Worth, TX . Over 70/ Over 60 Doubles

Oct 13-14, 2012 All Star Lanes Shreveport, LA . . . . . . . . . SS Singles

Oct 27-28, 2012 AMF Euless Euless, TX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Annual Championship

Nov 3-4, 2012 Del-Mar Lanes Houston, TX . . . . . . . . . . . Singles

Dec 8-9, 2012 Cityview Lanes Fort Worth, TX . . . . . . . . Age Bracket

Dec 15-16, 2012 Cowtown Bowling Palace Fort Worth, TX . Christmas Team

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BOWLING

Deck your halls then roll our balls!

Come relax after all that decorating (or just

get the kids out of the way so you can hide

your gifts). Talk back to the pin boy, watch a

video, id llearn th the ttechnology h l th that t goes iinto t

making the pins and

balls, play a game

or two of string-pin

bowling. There is

so much to see and do!

West Texas A&M University

Office of Recreational Sports

WTAMU Box 60825

Canyon, TX 79016-0001

Mark Scroggins

Collegiate Bowling Coach

mscroggins@wtamu.edu

(806) 651-2334

621 Six Flags Drive, Arlington, TX 76011

Open: 9:30-5:00 Tue-Sat

(closed Christmas Eve & New Years Eve)

www.bowlingmuseum.com

info@bowlingmuseum.com

817-385-8215 or 817-385-8210

Holiday Bonus: Bring a non-perishable food item for

The North Texas Food Bank and get $5 $5.50 50 admission

(one discount per donated item – not valid with other discounts)


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Behind the scenes at the

World Series of Bowling

By Leisha Murr, Columnist

Genie and I are back from

our short week in Las Vegas

covering the World Series of

Bowling. We interviewed lots

of players, about 30 in all,

and got to see lots of great

action. We did about 25 video

interview’s and will be posting

those on The Bowling News

website over the coming weeks,

adding a few new ones each

week to give you something

new to watch with regularity.

Here are my thoughts on

some of the behind the scenes

goings-on.

For the second year in a

row, the bowling center at the

South Point Casino and Hotel

was the host for the WSOB.

The entire World Series, which

accounts for almost half of the

PBA tour season, was held on

their 64-lanes. It costs so much

to pack up the trucks and move

all of the equipment to another

center (even across town) that

financially it makes sense for

the PBA to stay in one place.

South Point is a split bowling

center with a concourse

down the center separating

each side of 32 lanes. Xtra

frame was set up right in the

middle of the concourse on an

elevated platform with all of

their chairs, computers, and

cameras ready with a birds-eye

view to cover all the action.

The split set-up also worked

out well for the WSOB because

they put the bleachers down

the center of the concourse and

spectators could keep an eye

on the action going on either

side during the tournaments.

The number of spectators

watching the event disappointed

me. There were several fans

from the older demographic,

but very few middle-aged or

younger fans. Most of the

qualifying was held during

normal working/school hours,

so there weren’t many families

out bringing their children to

watch either.

There were no Pro-Am tournaments,

autograph sessions,

charity events, or anything special

to give the fans and spectators

a chance to interact and be

excited to see the professional

bowlers in action. It was great

to see two of the greatest in our

sport, Hall of Famers’ Carmen

Salvino and Mark Roth in the

crowd all week supporting the

event and talking to the fans,

the few fans that there were.

The tournaments were

extremely confusing and hard

to follow, and even some of the

competitors we talked to said

they had to check the board

each time they finished bowling

to see when they needed to

be back to bowl again. Every

day, there were just more

games of qualifying for yet

another tournament. There

weren’t any exciting match-play

formats or elimination rounds

to watch until the final days of

the event and during the taping

of the television finals.

With the bowling center

being inside the South Point

hotel, it is a very convenient

place to stay. They have just

about everything you need

onsite. Restaurants in the

building cover all types of

cuisine including a buffet, café,

Mexican, Italian, a steakhouse,

a deli, a coffee and ice-cream

shop, and a Steak ‘n Shake.

There wasn’t too much down

time during the WSOB, but

South Point also has a movie

theater, gym and spa for the

guys to relax and de-stress.

Several players stayed

on-site, but many also got

into groups of 4-8 and rented

a house or condo nearby.

Those renting said being away

from the building gave them

a chance to clear their heads,

relax with friends, and have

a normal meal. You get the

opportunity to get out in the

fresh air and don’t get sucked

into gambling each night.

We didn’t see very many

of the bowlers in the casino

gambling while we were there.

I’m not sure if they had

gambled a lot during the first

week and were out of money,

or just tired, or just trying to

ignore the casino and focus on

bowling. I did, however, see

several players sending their

bets to the sports book each

day, so there was still some

gambling going on.

After two weeks of bowling

every day, the players were a

little worn down. The attitudes

were great if they were bowling

well, but really negative

for those who were struggling.

Having all of the events on

the same lane surface favored

some players more than others

and led to some frustration

for those who didn’t match up

well. A couple of the Southwest

areas’ finest even showed their

Continued on Page 17

International Flavor at the WSOB

By Genie Franklin, Publisher

The World Series of Bowling

brings in a lot of international

bowlers. So, while I was in

Vegas, I asked a few of them

some questions about their

American favorites.

What is your favorite

American sport?

Jason Belmonte (Australia):

Baseball, I like the Dodgers

and White Sox

Dom Barrett (England): I

like golf and my favorite player

is Luke Donald (editor’s note:

golf originated in Scotland and

Donald is an English player)

Stuart Williams (England):

American Football, my favorite

player is the Oakland Raiders

kicker Janikowski. He seems

very laid back, like he just

finished a cigarette on the

sideline. My favorite team is

the New England Patriots, but

pretty much any team with

England in the name.

Mika Koivuniemi (Finland):

Learned to watch football, but

hockey is my favorite – Red

Wings. I am starting to root

for the Lions since they are

winning.

Nina Flack (Sweden): Bowling

(editor’s note: bowling didn’t

originate in the U.S.)

Sandra Andersson (Sweden):

Bowling

Martin Larsen (Sweden):

None, but I went to one baseball

game…it was too slow

Andres Gomez (Columbia):

I love NFL and College football.

My favorite team is the Florida

Gators.

What is your favorite

American food?

JB: I like the Cheesecake

Factory

DB: Anything fried

SW: Chicken Parmesan, you

can’t get it anywhere else

MK: Steak

NF: Hamburgers

SA: Fried Chicken

ML: Hamburgers

AG: A good hamburger off

Jason Belmonte (Australia)

the grill

What is your favorite

American city?

JB: I like Chicago to relax

and Las Vegas to party. I would

like to live in Manhattan for a

year.

DB: New York

SW: Phoenix, I like the

hot weather (editor’s note: no

one likes the hot weather in

Phoenix, Stu has an American

girlfriend that lives there.)

MK: I live in Michigan, but

if I could retire, I would like

to own a vineyard in northern

California.

NF: Las Vegas

SA: Las Vegas

ML: Las Vegas

Since most of the international

bowlers have traveled

the world, I asked what

country makes the best beer?

JB: I don’t drink, but my

Australian mates say Germany

DB: Belgium

SW: I’m non-alcoholic, but

Italy makes the best food.

MK: Finland beer

NF: Carlsberg, a Swedish

beer

SA: Heineken

ML: Germany, they make a

lot of good beers.

AG: I like European beers,

like Heineken. I also found a

great Belgian beer, called Duvel

that has twice the alcohol of

regular beer.

Sandra Andersson (Sweden)

Dom Barrett (England)

Martin Larsen (Sweden)

Mika Koivuniemi (Finland)

Nina Flack (Sweden)

Stuart Williams (England)

Andres Gomez (Columbia)


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Continued from Page 3

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my feet all night, just added a

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The Brunswick DV8 Reckless,

it is my first new ball in three

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The third annual PBA World

Series of Bowling is in the

books and beginning Sunday,

Dec. 4, ESPN will provide

millions of bowling fans with

nationally-televised coverage

of the PBA Tour during the

2011-12 season.

The PBA Tour’s new television

season, which includes 18

Sunday telecasts, will begin

with a “doubleheader” on Dec.

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World Bowling Tour Finals

presented by the PBA airing in

back-to-back one-hour segments.

The PBA-ESPN season

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of Champions from Red Rock

Lanes in Las Vegas on Sunday,

April 15.

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World Bowling Tour Finals

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World Championship, Carter

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World Championship, Hardwick

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World Championship, Aulby

Division, Las Vegas.

Jan. 15, 1 p.m. – WSOB PBA

World Championship finals,

Las Vegas.

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coverage of Cheetah Open

presented by Ebonite, Fountain

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Jan. 22, 3 p.m. – WSOB

Bayer Viper Open, Las Vegas.

Jan. 29, 12:30 p.m. – USBC

Masters, Las Vegas.

Feb. 5, 4 p.m. – Chris Paul

PBA Celebrity Invitational, New

Orleans.

Feb. 12, 3 p.m. – WSOB

Chameleon Open, Las Vegas.

Feb. 18-19 – Xtra Frame

coverage of Don Johnson

Memorial Open presented by

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Feb. 19, 3 p.m. – WSOB

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Feb. 26, 3 p.m. – 69th U.S.

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March 4, 3 p.m. – WSOB

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March 10-11 – Xtra Frame

coverage of Detroit Open

presented by Track

March 25, 2:30 p.m. – WSOB

Mark Roth-Marshall Holman

PBA Doubles Championship,

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March 31-April 1 – Xtra

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April 1, 1 p.m. – WSOB

Carmen Salvino Classic, Las

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April 8, 1 p.m. – WSOB

Pepsi PBA Exempt Players

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April 15, 1 p.m. – PBA

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of the finals of that event on

Sunday, March 25. The special

“draft” of doubles partners

will be webcast at no cost on

pba.com’s Xtra Frame online

bowling channel, YouTube and

pba.com.

The selections show will

feature PBA Tour Commissioner

Tom Clark and PBA Hall

of Famer Mark Roth, along

with Jackie Bowling interviewing

all of the team members.

The show also will include

highlights of action from the

PBA World Series of Bowling

plus interviews with Turbo

2-N-1 President Lori Tessmar

and/or company representative

Bob Learn Jr.

Players who qualified for the

Mark Roth-Marshall Holman

PBA Doubles Championship

include, in qualifying order,

Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind.;

Wes Malott, Pflugerville,

Texas; Andres Gomez, Co-

BEHIND THE SCENES

Continued from Page 14

frustration on the lanes. One

launched a ball underhanded

from the back of the approach,

and another just threw the

ball down the lane with a

two-handed chest pass at yet

another un-makeable spare at

the end of the week.

The stress, number of

games, and long hours during

the WSOB got to everyone, but

every single player we asked to

interview or talk to was happy

to take a minute and give us a

good interview. I was surprised

that we didn’t really see any

other media or press at the

WSOB. Bill Vint did a great job

with all of the press-releases

and communications for the

PBA, and PBA’s Xtra frame was

doing some player interviews,

but that was it until the finals.

The PBA is holding the release

of all of the results until they

air, but Gianmarc Manzione

with USBC communications

was onsite at the finals and

has posted spoilers of all of

the WSOB results on bowl.com

if you would like to see.

lombia; Mike Fagan, Dallas;

Martin Larsen, Sweden; Bill

O’Neill, Southampton, Pa.;

Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga,

N.Y.; Sean Rash, Montgomery,

Ill.; Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo.;

Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla.;

Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla.;

Jason Belmonte, Australia;

Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C.;

Dan MacLelland, Saginaw,

Mich.; Mike Scroggins, Amarillo,

Texas, and Mike DeVaney,

Murrieta, Calif.

DIAS, MACCARONE WIN PBA

REGIONAL TITLES

Mike Dias of Lafayette,

Colo., defeated Kurt Gengelbach

of Carrollton, Texas, 278-183, to

win the joint PBA Southwest/

West Region Farmington Open

at Bowlero Lanes in Farmington,

N.M., Sunday, Nov. 20.

The title was Dias’ third

“first” in PBA competition

this year. In April, he won his

first PBA Senior Tour title in

Winter Garden, Fla., In October

he won his first PBA Senior

Regional title in Junction City,

Kan., and his win in Farmington

was his first in standard

PBA Regional competition. He

also earned $2,500.

In Laurel, Del., Sam Maccarone

of Sewell, N.J., started the

championship match with the

10 strikes on his way to a 289-

182 victory over Kent Wagner

of Palmetto, Fla., in the PBA

East Region’s Bryan’s Bowling

Center Senior Open presented

by The Insurance Market on

Sunday. The win was Maccarone’s

13th in regional competition,

but his first in more than

a year. The three-time East

Region Senior Player of the

Year earned $1,800.

The only PBA Regional

activity over the Thanksgiving

holiday weekend will be

the PBA Southwest Region’s

Beaumont Open at Crossroads

Bowling Center in Beaumont,

Texas. And over the Dec. 2-4

weekend, the only activity is

the PBA South Region Surfside

Open at Surfside Lanes in

Surfside Beach, S.C.

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successfully involved in competition,

exhibitions, business,

broadcasting, developing high

school and collegiate programs

and in March took on the

major position as United States

Bowling Congress director of

coaching with all the enthusiasm

of a 16 year-old, not a

tireless worker of 46.

It turned out that she

couldn’t make the official

presentation during the East

Coast Bowling Proprietors

convention in Atlantic City

and the Met Bowler of the Year

in the female category, Kelly

KT Embroidery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29.5 22.5

Ron Williams Pro Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 28

Hurst Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 29

USA Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24.5 31.5

Spares and Strikes Pro Shop . . . . . . . . . 20 32

As of November 20

Dallas Women

B-1

Lewisville Travelin’ Trouble. . . . . . . . . .39.5 32.5

AMF Irving Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34.0 38.0

AMF Garland Deuces Wild . . . . . . . . . .32.0 40.0

Brunswick Zone Denton . . . . . . . . . . . .27.0 45.0

B-2

Sparetime 2 D Xtreme . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47.0 25.0

Forum Bowlers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34.0 34.0

Cityview Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33.0 39.0

Plano Super Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32.0 40.0

B-3

AMF Lewisville Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . . .41.5 30.5

Innovative Pro Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34.0 38.0

AMF DeSoto Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33.5 38.5

University Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22.5 49.5

B-4

AMF Garland Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40.5 31.5

USA Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38.5 33.5

Lusha’s Ladies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37.5 34.5

Wick’s Pro Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36.5 35.5

B-5

The Bowling Shop/Lewisville . . . . . . .45.0 27.0

Ballard’s Bowling Solutions . . . . . . . . .41.0 31.0

Richardson Lightning Strikes . . . . . . .41.0 31.0

Sheroes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39.0 33.0

B-6

Red Bird Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50.0 22.0

Forum Bowl 300 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43.0 25.0

Your Neighborhood Pro Shop . . . . . .34.0 38.0

All Star Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30.0 42.0

B-7

Terrell Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50.0 22.0

Rowlett Bowl-A-Rama . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47.0 25.0

DeSoto Candles Make Scents . . . . . . .39.5 32.5

Pride and Joy Day Care . . . . . . . . . . . . .35.0 37.0

B-8

AMF Euless Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35.5 36.5

AMF Richardson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34.0 38.0

TBC Pro Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34.0 38.0

The Bowling Shop/Garland . . . . . . . . .31.5 40.5

B-9

Power Bows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40.0 32.0

DeSoto Sophisticated Ladies . . . . . . .32.5 39.5

All Star Bowl Pro Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . .23.0 40.0

No Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.0 0.0

As of October 30

Fort Worth Women

District #1

Spare Girls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 19

AMF Spare Time Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 26

Forum Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 26

AMF Showplace Wings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 28

Hurst – Otis’ Pro Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 31

Cityview Traveling Ladies . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 32

District #2

Chad’s Bowling Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 21

Nine & A Wiggle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 21

LSL Spares & Strikes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 24

USA Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 28

Cowtown Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 33

No Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 56

Kulick did the substitute role.

The pair have been the nation’s

most recognized stars in the

past decade. Kulick was, and

still is, a resident of Union, NJ.

Kulick’s appearance

brought up the question as to

whether she would mention

her being included in ESPN the

Magazine’s photo display of top

athletes, female and male, in

intimate poses.

Kulick handled the subject

with frankness and humor,

explained how it all came

about, that she had major input

all the way, and now that the

large audience might have seen

her, how the audience might

look in similar circumstances.

She received a huge laugh and

a warm loud ovation.

Kulick has long been rated

as one of the finest bowlers in

the world and one of the sport’s

premier ambassadors in every

way. She continues to enhance

that role model designation.

Bill O’Neill was named Met

male bowler of the year. The

Southampton, Pa. four-time

collegiate All-American, threeyear

Team USA star, and PBA

Rookie of the Year, continues

to impress. He was the only

player to cash in all 12 Tour

events and made the top five in

three of four majors.

The writers selected Leanne

Hulsenberg as the nation’s top

female bowler, based mostly

on her win in the 2011 Open

where she bested Kulick in the

final game. Fans will probably

recognize her easier by her

maiden name of Barrette, a top

star on the women’s pro tour

for almost 20 years. She won

26 titles, was Player of the Year

twice and elected to the USBC

Hall of Fame in 2007. When the

women’s tour was suspended in

2003, she cut her bowling and

spent her time as a homemaker

and mother. She picks her

spots and hopes the tour can

return. The Open was the first

time her husband saw her win,

since they didn’t meet until

after the tour sputtered.

For the first time ever, a

senior tour bowler was elected

male national bowler of the

year as Ron Mohr of Eagle

River, Alaska piled up performances

that the writers felt

could not be overlooked.

He tied the record for one

year tournament titles winning

four of 10 starts. Mohr qualified

for the match play portion

in all 10 events he rolled, then

proceeded to rack up a 69

percent win ratio in the head

to head matches. In addition

to his four wins, one of them

being the Senior U.S. Open,

Mohr finished second twice,

third twice, fourth and 13th.

Though senior prizes are

modest, he pocketed $56,100

to lead the money winning

list, and ran away with the

point list based on tournament

position finishes.

What Mohr can you ask

of any bowler, even though

many feel that winners of the

Open, the Masters and the

Tourney of Champions should

be given more acclaim than

seniors. They usually do but

what Mohr did was a once in a

half-century performance well

worth special notice.

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At Tenpins & More

Dowd drills 760,

Miller marches 746

Brenning adds 300, Dowd 299

RIO RANCHO, NM – Donna

Dowd from the Rancho Runners

league was the high bowler for

the month at Tenpins & More, by

rolling a stout 247-225-288 = 760

series. For the men, it was the

third best bowler in the family,

Mike Miller who led the honor

roll with 279/746 numbers in

Mixed Emotions action.

High-game accolades went

to Dan Brenning with a perfect

300 game, and not to be out-done

by Donna, Eddie rolled a nearperfect

299 game.

HONOR ROLL

Same Romero 230-535, Sue

Bowling update

From Tenpins & More

Rio Rancho High School

joined the advanced team’s

winners circle Saturday at

Isleta’s Fun Connection Lanes.

The team won the third

stop in a 12 -week season that

concludes with the annual

State Championships at Tenpins

& More on February 11.

They averaged 176 per game

in the finals, above their entering

average, to beat Cleveland 2

in the 28 school event.

Cleveland teams 6 and

7 won the opener and next

beating Manzano High and

Cleveland 13 respectively.

The three intermediate

average team winners have

been Cleveland, Onate and

Los Lunas, while the novice

average winners have included

Albuquerque Academy, Mayfield

and West Mesa.

As well as the aforementioned

teams, Cibola and

Volcano Vista also host practice

sessions each week at Tenpins

Buffington 215-464, Larry Leffler

267-641, Michelle Carper 189-451, Perry

Hampel 254-622, Arthana Hampel

186-447, Chris Webb 267-647, Dana

Miller-Mackie 235-683.

Wayne Luco 268-669, Diane

Wemple 248-525, Arturo Boniello

268-624, Teri VanWyk 207-474, Sharon

Krizan 246-610, Michael Meegan

269-673, Teresa Hope 246-583, Lance

Hutchinson 236-596.

Dana Miller-Mackie 278-736, Eddie

Dowd 299-653, Jeff Jones252-661,

Steven Padilla 149-376, Sharon

Sandoval 150-411, Dan Brenning

300-649, Dennis Helmick 266-698, Jeff

Jones 245-590.

& More with more than 170

high schoolers involved.

Area league bowlers are

getting ready for a busy tournament

season between now and

the start of the year.

This week, Tenpins & More

hosts the 11th annual New

Mexico Games State Bowling

finals as well as a full-field

Doubles Marathon.

Next week, the Christmas

Cash 9-pin No-Tap runs

December 1-4, followed by the

11th annual Junior Bowlers

Tour Doubles on December 11

that attracted a record 83 teams

last year.

The 12th annual Champion

of Champions has nine qualifying

squads scheduled December

10-18 to determine the

38 finalists in four categories

(men, women, seniors, youth)

who will bowl for a minimum

$ 4,000 in prize-money December

23-27.

Add in High School meet #6

on December 17, New Year’s

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Field set for the state finals of the

11th annual New Mexico Games

Seventy-one bowlers

advanced to the state finals

of the 11th annual New

Mexico Games at Tenpins &

More Sunday.

Tyler Masterson, of the UNM

bowling squad, won the scratch

open men’s division with a

consistent effort, on games of

206, 194, 233, 210, 208 and 230.

His 1,281 beat Rio Rancho’s

Bo Bolon by 12 pins, while Jeff

Jones’ closing 232 for 1,245 got

him to third place.

Dominic Huerta, soon to

defend his title in the men’s

Champion of Champions

tournament coming up next

month, threw four big games

- 221, 245, 269 and 222 - to

win Men’s A from Ray Fleenor

by 126 pins with Santa Fean,

Gerry Herrera next 23 pins

behind.

Former Las Cruces lefthander,

Jesse Henson opened

strongly with 247, 200, 222 to

win Men’s B by 26 pins over

Trevor Warnken’s 1,475, while

Volcano Vista High School

coach, Perry Hampel was third

with 1,458.

Jim Hern beat his entering

average four times in six games

for the Men’s C win from

Darnell Smith and Brandon

Brown.

Long-time Don Chalmers

Ford employee, Diana Treat

made a successful return to

the winner’s circle, taking

Women’s A with 1,239, 34 pins

ahead of UNM freshman, Sara

Vargas with Diane Wemple

third.

Connie Scheer included 202

and 245 in compiling 1,452

to beat out Rebecca Sanchez

who overcame a slow start

with five consecutive aboveaverage

games, including 202

in Women’s B. Third went to

Becky Luco with 1,368.

Dana Sanders fired 171, 160,

183 and 159 (off an average of

139) to win Wiomen’s C with

1,387, eight pins ahead of Jenn

Bedard’s 1,379 and Rosemary

Overholt’s 1,361 that included

221.

John Lund won the Senior

Men’s A with an opening set of

247, 226 for 949, putting Steve

Mackie in to second with 912

followed by Ray Fleenor at 860.

Bob Lawrence won a close

Senior Men’s B with 903, followed

by Dennis Scott 889 and

Jose Viramontes 888, while Jay

Medas returned to tournament

play winning Senior Men’s C

with 899 from Mark Taylor 885

and Kivie Wolfe 865.

Jan Medas’ 861 was enough

in Senior Women’s A to beat

Jodi King 835 and Cheryle Costales

830, while Cheryl Sparkman’s

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or for those going on a

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website makes it easy to book

any trip.

MyBowlingVacation.com is

the official travel website of

USBC and members are encouraged

to book flights, hotels,

rental cars and more at the

easy-to-use website. MyBowlingVacation.com

already has

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Continued on Page 26

At West Acres Bowl

Henderson explodes with

299/816, Roths nails 769

Andes 805, Davis 804, Hawkins 300/803, Ferri, Freeland,

Fullerton, Hand, Hollis, Hufner, McLean, Miller, Mullis,

Patterson, Schmidt 300’s, Ballinger, G Gardner, J Gardner,

Johnico, Smith 299’s,

WICHITA, KS – High

scores abounded last month at

West Acres Bowl with Robert

Henderson leading the way.

Henderson took top honors with

a booming strike-filled 299/816

series.

Kevin Andes (805), Steve Davis

(804) and Senior bowler, John

Hawkins (300/803) followed close

behind Henderson with their own

USBC honor scores.

Teresa Roths headed the ladies

leader board with a thundering

245-265-259 = 769 Monday Nite

Sport set.

Sharing high-game honors

with perfectos were: Adam Ferri,

Steve Freeland, Adam Fullerton,

Tom Hand, Jake Hollis, youth

bowler Dustin Hufner, William

McLean, Erin Miller, Bill Mullis,

youth bowler Alec Patterson and

Rob Schmidt. Leon Ballinger,

Gary Gardner, Justin Gardner,

Paul Johnico and Fred Smith

tied for runner-up honors as all

posted 299 solos.

HONOR ROLL

Fred Smith 695, Mary Holland

192-545, Todd Balfour 280-764, Tami

Ayres215-626, Justin Showalter 265-

724, Melissa Parson 278-697, James

Adams 278-788, Gary Gardner 279-783,

Sandy Martin 177-507.

Dean Kimple 278-735, Regina

Pinkston 224-581, Marci Williams 279-

672, Pat Dillon 192-558, Julie Bachelder

235-654, Richard Johnson 289-780,

At Northrock Lanes

Prather crushes 826,

Roberts delivers 707

Cerullo 299/825, Breedlove 300/821 and 300/800, Fredholm,

Hall and Varrianno 300’s, Rintoul 299

WICHITA, KS – Youth bowler,

Zach Prather headed the honor

roll for the month at Northrock

Lanes with a strike-filled 279-

268-279 = 826 Ivy League series.

Jared Cerullo and Jeffrey

Breedlove followed close behind

Prather with their own 800

series. Cerullo registered a

299/825 during Bob Shelton

Memorial league action while

Breedlove recorded a 300/821

and a 300/800 Bud Select series.

Linzey Roberts topped the

charts for the ladies with a topnotch

289-204-214 = 707 Bud

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Katie Verbil 275-745, Paul Johnico 728.

Amber Charleston 139-388, Kim

Potter 227-608, Susan Coyne 228-628,

Jennifer Warren 193-535, Donna

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HONOR ROLL

Rachel Wolf 280-722, Marci

Williams 279-734, Jeffrey Breedlove (4

games) 1099, Cory Simmons (4 games)

258-1006.

SENIORS

Homer Hammond 290, Joann Wells

247, Ron Boomershine 774, Loretta

Hoffman 247, Joann Wells 626.

Chippeaux 256-682, Dianna Keeton

222-641, Kurt Powell 277-768, Heather

Ranney 223-569.

Sandi Davis 211-608, Scott Branum

267-750, Leanne Downey 258-762, Dave

Logan 278-787, Teresa Roths 258-682,

Tom Richardson 277-760, Sandi Davis

258-632, Dale Gibson 264-729.

Susie Coyne 197-578, Justin Gardner

789, Sheryl Nelson 254-655, Emily

Ernstman 190-490, Leon Ballinger

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Sebor (2 games) 194-334

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The Thumbhole

The more snug the thumbhole,

the more pure your

release. The tighter the hole,

the faster you come out of it.

Seems counterintuitive, huh?

There’s a lot to a thumbhole.

It’s got to be right size and

shape, the pitch needs to be

spot on, and it has to be in the

right location on the ball. A

thumbhole that’s too loose or

doesn’t fit the shape of your

thumb will cause a tight swing

and an inconsistent release.

Your thumb should exit with

no drag.

If the thumbhole is too big,

as the ball descends into the

swing the thumb starts to slip

out of the hole since the hole is

too big. You don’t want that to

happen so, you squeeze to be

sure no one needs to bail out

of the bowler’s area when it’s

your turn. You’ve got a death

grip through the swing and

you hang up at release a bit.

Whew! That was close. You

almost launched one! Guess

that Pro Shop Dude/Dudette

got it too tight.

Off to visit the pro shop

you go, asking that the hole

be opened up since you can’t

get out of it. The operator has

probably said, “No, you don’t

want it big. You’ll clear the ball

better when the fit is snug.”

You think he’s crazy and insist

that it be made bigger.

It’s a vicious circle. The bigger

the hole, the more the ball

tends to slip off your thumb.

The more it feels like it’s slip-

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Paul

Norwood compiled a top flight

269/773 league set to gain the

top spot on the honor roll last

month at Heritage Lanes.

Senior bowler, Jeri Taylor

earned the top spot again to

lead the lady bowlers with a fine

278/733 set.

Cid Davis posted an awardwinning

12-bagger to win highgame

honors.

HONOR ROLL

Vicki Starr 601, Janette Cassel 590,

Vicki Frederick 629, Tami Batson 588,

Stephanie Fein 621, Kathy Heath 610,

Michelle Fox 594, Vicki Frederick 608,

Herese Carter 600, Jesslyn Rhoades

ping, the more you’ll squeeze.

Imagine a cylinder around

your thumb. Now bend your

knuckle a bit. That cylinder

better expand so it becomes big

enough to accommodate the

new diameter your bent thumb

created. When you bend your

knuckle to squeeze the ball,

the thumb has to have more

space, in other words, a bigger

hole. The more you squeeze,

the bigger the hole you need.

The bigger the hole, the more

you need to squeeze.

There are at least two

benefits of a snug thumbhole.

One is a smooth, flowing,

effortless armswing. The

other is a clean release. It’s

not biomechanically possible

to squeeze the ball without

involving the entire arm and

shoulder. A tight arm means a

rigid and restricted armswing

and delivery - not a good idea

DUNCAN, OK – Rickey Smith

led the way at Freedom Lanes last

month with a stellar 258-286-238

= 782 Halliburton set.

Sarah Brund, Smith’s league

mate, fronted the ladies with a

rollicking 233-232-219 = 684 set.

At Heritage Lanes

Norwood nails 773,

Taylor tosses 733

Davis 300

At Freedom Lanes

Smith tackles 782,

Brund blasts 684

593.

Jerry Hill 679, Cotton Potter 685,

Cliffton Conatser 686, Doug Humphrey

687, Jason Woodford 689, Sheldon

White 695, Victor Norton 696, Blake

Starr 697, Cid Davis 708, Blake Starr

713, Matt Nutter 723. Jeff Khamthansey

727, Don Cassel 739, John Williamson

740, Terry Lee 741, Joey Seay 763.

SENIORS

John Moon 632, Jim Bannon 634,

Lee Lawson 636, Larry Johnson 662,

Beef Chambers 666, John Williamson

666, Ken Jones 675, Tom Huelskamp

681, Florence McGraw 564, Mary

Warfield 571, Sharon Nausbaum 572,

Ruby Nichols 595, Karen Burton 620,

Michelle Montgomery 626.

when you’re trying to repeat

shots and be consistent. The

muscles can only contract so

far. If you are squeezing the

ball in the swing, you are

contracting your muscles to do

so. If they are contracted before

the release, you’ll have nothing

left to put on the ball!

Grip the ball from the base

of your thumb to the pad. If

your thumbnail is against the

back of the hole, you’re doing

it right. For many people,

when they first do this, they

are shocked at how big the

thumbhole feels. In theory,

your thumbhole could be as

big around as a baseball and

you could still hold onto the

ball. Not many of us, of course,

could tolerate this but it does

serve to point out which part

of your thumb should grip the

ball. We’ll talk about the ART

of taping your thumbhole next

month.

Give the gift that keeps

on giving this Christmas…..

bowling lessons! Visit Susie at

strikeability.com.

HONOR ROLL

Nancy Morris 222, Kathy Solomon

514, Jeff Janssen 280-703, Jean Brund

233-626, Jim Harrison 248, Kathy

Solomon 191-519, Rich Cassidy 640,

Josh Schoonover 264, Jean Brund

256-670.

Tony Valencia 739, Chet Mahlow

247-672, Dana Yeargan 200, Kaitlyn

Downey 507, Josh Brund 241, Jean

Brund 244-635, Gary Hance 675.

SENIORS

Mike Kudla 240, Jan Travis 194-543,

Joe Nubby 637, Kathy Solomon 501.

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At Hallmark

Gunthorpe volts to 299/824,

Ciesiolka sizzles at 702

Gunthorpe 298

KILLEEN, TX – Mark

Gunthorpe’s power-packed

299/824 Friday Duos series

headed the leader boards for

the month at Hallmark Lanes.

Gunthorpe then turns in a 298

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HONOR ROLL

David Tittsworth 245-672, Esther

Navarro 235-651, Russell Brown 647,

Maria Dittmer 244-547, Jerry Kilpatrick

203-545, Cynthia Byars 189-495, Pete

Schirripa, Jr. 729, Owa Ciesiolka 644.

John Ciesiolka 267-727, Phil Noble

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220-544, Rosie Perez 629, Warren

Howard 732, Jeffrey Stamp 279-683,

Mitzi Cina 198-534, Luis Boneo

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Love 199-514, Jose Caballero 289-718,

Pete Schirripa 278-739, Esther Navarro

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Atkinson 221-596.

Dick Atkinson 575, Karin Ciesiolka

243-602, Bob Alleman 269-720, Mike

Call, Sr. 605, Vivan Mikell 442, Suzie

Wollek 233-636, Mark Gunthorpe 290-

744, Nella China 554, Mary Schirripa

210-576.

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Bud Herron 241-635, Gene Love 632,

Jay Herman 248-719, Polly Norton 217-

562, Ivy Jefferson 582, Bryce Ellison

683, Ray Miles 257-673, Barbara Person

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At Mel’s Lone Star Lanes

Moehlman polishes off

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GEORGETOWN, TX – Clint

Moehlman won high-set honors

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Thunder league series.

Pam Lawrence, from the Pot

O Gold group, was red hot with a

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Jonathan Merriman’s awardwinning

12-bagger garnered

high-game accolades.

HONOR ROLL

Bob Drewitt 257-677, Wanda Clark

197-536, Isaac Barajas 248-732, Elena

Johnson 265-655, Les Arnold 234-659,

At Killeen Bowlerama

Wynne posts 806,

Maxson claims 769

Hartgrove 300, Gregg, Thompson 299, Payne 295

KILLEEN, TX – Thomas

Wynne lit up the lanes last

month at Killeen Bowlerama

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numbers in Sundowners action.

Jean Maxson, Wynne’s league

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Tracy Paul 253-628, Pat Parker

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Bob Drewitt 267-738, Wanda Clark

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Tom Camacho 256-686, Cecille

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SAN ANTONIO, TX – Mitchell

Van Gundy nailed down highseries

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Thousand Oaks last week.

Renee Nevels, Van Gundy’s

league mate, fronted fem scoring

with an outstanding 221-248-238

= 707 set.

Russell Dover and Shawn

Salzman’s near perfect 299 solos

earned them high-game honors.

HONOR ROLL

Brenda Clink 202-521, Patti Kelso

179-522, Nick Picard 279-729, Marlo

Cook 279-645, Tim Alva 266-737,

Mitchell Van Gundy 279-793, Brenda

Clink 257-633, Eddie Mossler 257-661.

NEW BRAUNFELS, TX – Matt

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at Fiesta Lanes. Cabanski fired a

290/835 set in the Ball & Chain

league. He then followed that set

up with an 800 series.

Josh Jones, from the

Strikemasters group, followed

close behind Cabanski with a

298/801 series.

Bethany Dupree, also from the

Ball & Chain league, paced the

ladies with a fine 258/720 set.

Alan Bueche, Coop Cooper,

Jason Edwards, Jim King and

R J Klann garnered high-game

honors as each registered awardwinning

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John Klipper 236-670, Jerry

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Van Gundy soars to

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Dover and Salzman 299’s

Dee Pollock 160-435, Joyce Gallegos

150-439, Ian Normandin 280-601, Sarah

Buck 189-508, Chad Moore 220-616,

Blanche Fry 181-528, Russell Dover

738, Allison Hall 277-682.

Fernando Rodriguez 278-666, Teena

Lansing 190-500, Brandon Lee 268-783,

Barbara Neve 186-521, Shawn Salzman

784, Glenys Frazier 233-565, Amanda

Eachus 225-617.

SENIORS

Terry Vance 238-698, Roberta

Grassmuck 212-595, John Robinson

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Tom Donahue 268-597, Maria

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Cabanski records 835,

Dupree delivers 720

Jones 298/801, Cabanski 800, A Bueche, Cooper,

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Alan Bueche 724.

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Angela French 166-452, Angela Parvin

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Donna Walker 194-518, Nancy

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Kathy King 199-571, Elaine Riding

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THE BOWLING NEWS | Thursday, December 1, 2011 | Page 23

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Attendance Up At 2011 East Coast Bowling Centers Convention

ARLINGTON — The East

Coast Bowling Centers Convention

(ECBCC) proved once

again to be the premier regional

trade show in the bowling

industry. The annual meeting

of bowling centers owners,

managers and industry professionals

was held on Atlantic

City’s famous boardwalk at

Trump’s Taj Mahal October 10

- 12, 2011, and despite a weak

economy, officials say attendance

was up 5 percent and the

trade show welcomed 28 new

TERRELL, TX – Josh Orr

topped the charts last month

at Terrell Bowling Center after

pocketing prime 279-279-238 =

796 numbers in the Courtesy

Nissan Classic outing.

Linda Chambers paced the

ladies with a rip-roaring 212-

191-247 = 650 Monday Night

Mixed set.

Mike Sullivan earned highgame

honors with an awardwinning

perfecto.

HONOR ROLL

Colton Barrow 267-735, Vanessa

Barrow 205-576, Michael Price 269-711,

Alice Lacy 201-542, Ricky Campbell

256-704, Lisa Massey 244-644, Mike

Sullivan 748, Janet Newkirk 216-614.

Billy Rogers 257-703, Toy Callahan

companies on the exhibit floor.

“Even in a soft economy

that has affected all businesses,

including bowling centers,

it was very encouraging to

see more proprietors at the

convention this year as well as

new exhibitors.” said ECBCC

committee chair Jack Moran of

Roseland Bowl in Canandaigua,

N.Y. “There were also many

positive comments about our

educational sessions and the

new topics added this year.”

Over 27 states were repre-

At Terrell

Orr turns in 796,

Chambers nails 650

Sullivan adds 300

245-636, Bryan Ellis 263-729, Jason

Hill 232-611, Barbara Shaw 221-628,

John Johnson 279-710, Joan Mowery

190-527, Don Richey 268-756, Kathy

Hopkins 210-598.

Kaden Helm 278-637, Deanna

Adams 205-575, Art Cooper 222-609,

Jodie Taff 214-538, Richie Rylant 267-

767, Pat Cooper 181-516, Donald Davis,

Jr. 257-735, Ben Riddle 232-577.

Wayne Bell 235-615, Elaine

Brumbaugh 209-560, West Holmes

253-718, Delores Green 191-542, Phillip

Earnheart 237-700, Sylvia Reyna 210-

562, Jonathan Harris 266-710, Lou

Goff 199-586.

Mark Blasius 254-735, Darrell Miller

289-687, Larry Cooper, Sr. 278-705, Jody

Vaughan 259-716.

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sented among the convention

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customer service standards,

selling to the corporate client,

family entertainment in the

bowling center, packaging

your center to attract more

customers, new league formats

and the tools to market them,

effectively using social media

plus coaching clinics, ball

manufacturer demonstrations

and an idea exchange on

everything that drives traffic

into your center.

Keynote speaker Jim Snack

brought his message, “The

Magic of Teams: Working

Together For The Fun Of It!” to

the Monday luncheon, sponsored

by Brunswick Bowling

& Billiards who, along with

Budweiser, sponsored the Monday

evening welcome reception

which featured entertainment

from The Bowling Music

Network.

Tuesday morning’s breakfast

keynote message, sponsored by

Kids Bowl Free, was presented

by Bruce Davis whose topic

was titled, “If They Love Us

So Much, Why Don’t They Do

It More Often?” QubicaAMF

sponsored Tuesday’s luncheon

keynote by Rich Benzer and

Georganne Kizer who talked

about taking your business

off auto pilot. During the

luncheon, the Metropolitan

Bowling Writer’s honored Pro

Bowler Carolyn Dorin-Ballard

with the Bill Landgraf Award

for Excellence. The scribes

also honored Leeanne Barrette

Hulsenberg and Ron Mohr

as National Bowlers Bowers

of the Year, and Kelly Kulick

and Bill O’Neill, Metropolitan

Bowlers of the Year. Ruth

Bouie received a special service

award for her years of service

to local bowling.

At the Wednesday State of

the Industry breakfast attendees

heard industry updates

from BPAA Executive Director

Steve Johnson, USBC Executive

Director Stu Upson and International

Bowling Museum and

Hall of Fame President Keith

Hamilton and past President

Pat Ciniello.

Tuesday and Wednesday

afternoon were reserved for the

trade show where attendees

had a chance to visit with

exhibitors, vendors and others

in the industry to see and talk

about the latest innovations

in the bowling business. The

highlight of the convention

was a portable bowling lane

donated by John LaSpina and

Maple Family Centers, N.Y.,

which became a centerpiece

of the trade show. The lane

provided the first-ever Charity

Challenge bowling match with

PBA Hall of Famer Norm Duke.

Proceeds were divided equally

between the International

Bowling Museum and Hall of

Fame, Bowl for the Cure and

Bowling to Veterans Link.

The convention ended

Wednesday evening with a

banquet and the “Party at the

Taj” featuring Apollo Robbins

- “The Gentleman Thief,” who

literally stole the show.

Sponsors for the 2011

EBCCC include Platinum: the

Bowling Proprietors’ Association

of America, International

Bowling Industry, the official

magazine of the ECBCC,

QubicaAMF, Brunswick Bowl-

At Oil Bowl Lanes

Straitwell chalks up

769, Norris nails 681

Copeland 299, Crum 295

LONGVIEW, TX – Clint

Straitwell headed the honor roll

for the month at Oil Bowl Lanes

with a super solid 769 Tuesday

Mega Bucks series.

Jenny Norris’, Straitwell’s

league mate, lofty 258/681 set

led the lady bowlers.

Frank Copeland’s near perfect

299 solo garnered high-game

honors. Johnny Crum added a

295 single to earn runner-up

honors.

HONOR ROLL

Roy Groggins 235-626, Dori Eason

199, Stoney Thomas 224, Ron Waits

253, Myron Foster 276-714, Frank

ing, Pepsi and Jani King. Gold:

Budweiser, Strike Ten Entertainment,

North Pointe Insurance

Group, Jack Link’s Beef

Jerky, Rockstar Energy Drink,

Game On Foods, Georgia Coffee

and ASG Bowl. Silver: Ace

Mitchell Bowlers Mart, Bowling

Music Network, Kids Bowl

Free, Kegel, Wells Fargo Insurance

Services and the United

States Bowling Congress.

Special thanks to Brunswick

Bowling and QubicaAMF who

have already signed up as

Platinum sponsors for the 2012

convention.

Copeland 266-682, Paul Simmons

257-703, Shannon Tatum 233-640,

Carrie Kinsel 221.

Linda Strait 225, Chris Cranford

279-744, Alan Kiker 744, Kim Fourman

243, Frank Copeland 754, Rita Lewis

235-660, Ken Messer 243-691, Laura

Payne 281-657, Johnny Crum 679, Julie

Autry 247-658.

Ariel Wotipka 667, Charlie Hoot

277-755, Allen Waits 268-734, Michael

Reyna 279-709, Todd Bonner 249-667,

Greg Metzler 267.

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All teams must consist of one man and one woman.

December 3 & 4, 10 & 11

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High 5 Gear Secures the “First

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Lynda Barnes

HARTLAND, Wis. – High

5 Gear is proud to announce

that Professional Bowler Chris

Barnes of Double Oak, Texas,

has signed on to be the first

professional male member of

High 5 Gear’s Pro Staff.

Chris has achieved bowling

success across the globe

and become one of the most

recognizable faces in the

industry. Chris joins his wife,

Lynda, on the High 5 Gear Staff

and together they will show

their passion for the sport by

wearing High 5 Gear’s topof-the-line

sublimated jerseys

and using the company’s

accessories.

“It’s truly an honor to be a

member of the Pro Staff, and I

look forward to showing off the

best High 5 Gear has to offer,”

said Chris Barnes, a 13-time

champion and former Player of

the Year.

“Lynda and I are very

excited to join the High 5 Gear

team and its great staff. This

company is run by bowling

people, for bowling people.

They have revolutionized bowling

apparel and have made

superior quality and customer

service the hallmarks of their

company. It seemed like a perfect

fit for us and we are proud

to be a part of a company that

is so invested and supportive of

our bowling industry.”

Chris Barnes is coming off

a season that included a win

at the World Championship,

which helped him become the

sixth player in professional

history to complete the Triple

Crown (World Championship,

U.S. Open and Tournament

of Champions). He finished

the year at the top of the

points list, second in earnings

($133,260) and sixth in average

(219.35).

Since turning pro in 1998,

the right-hander has collected

SEVEN POINTS, TX – Pete

Evans topped all scoring last

month at Lakeplex Lanes by

polishing off robust 771 numbers

in the Gutter Dusters league

action.

Beth Wright fronted distaff

scoring with a stalwart 644

outing.

HONOR ROLL

Peyton Pruett 729, Robert Dempsey

721, Carl Ivey 696, Dan Herod 695, Tim

more than $1.8 million in

earnings. He was the 1998

Rookie of the Year, 2007-08

Player of the Year and reached

the $1 million mark faster than

any other player in history (220

events).

Prior to starting his professional

career, Chris Barnes was

an All-American at Wichita

State University and enjoyed

many successes as a member

of Team USA. He also collected

three titles at the United

States Bowling Congress Open

Championships.

Chris Barnes later returned

to Team USA when international

competition was opened up

to professionals and helped the

United States to team gold medals

at the 2008 and 2010 World

Tenpin Bowling Association

World Men’s Championships.

At Pin Center Bowl

Bergman

handles 750

CLEBURNE, TX – Danny

Bergman was tops for the month

with a strong 268-256-226 = 750

series in Wednesday Nite Misfits

action at Pin Center Bowl.

Becky Lee registered a solid

204/544 Casino set to lead the

ladies.

HONOR ROLL

Rick Bingham 247-635, Becky Lee

187-537, Lisa Cheek 211-528, Alan

Hewitt 245-664, Becky Lee 201-497,

Randy Allison (9 pin) 189-536, Dodi

Lancaster (9 pin) 186-434, Tim

Dempsey 235-592.

Debbie Lee 175-501, Ronnie R 233-

656, Kathy McGonagil 182-507, Robert

Spurlock 234-601.

SENIORS

Bill Barber 233-653, Shirley Johnson

189-517.

At Lakeplex Lanes

Evans chalks up 771,

Wright snags 644

Haley 677, Phillip Earheart 674, David

Taylor 666, Lyn Heady 664, Ken Hood

663, Jim Thomas 663, Jeff Haley 662.

Mark Fritsch 656, Charlie Ford 656,

Tracey Haycraft 614, Joy Montooth 600,

Marsha Bingham 595, Jan Woods 591,

Robin Putnam 588, Dee Dee Lambert

582, Belinda Simpkins 581, Joyce

Bracey 579.

Sandy Robertson 567, Tammy

Haley 566, Patti Naasz 564, Monica

Crawford 556.

WOUNDED WARRIOR

Continued from Page 1

Specialists Robert Lawrence

and Billy Orlikowski spearheaded

that effort and also

worked with Chris on lane play

and his physical game. They

have promised to continue their

association with him beyond

the World Series of Bowling.

Before the Tournament, Del

Ballard, a member of the PBA

Hall of Fame, and two- time

USBC National Coach of the

Year Susie Minshew helped

Chris with his physical game.

Chris and Alisa, his wife

of six years, now live in the

Colorado Springs area. Alisa

will graduate in December

with a degree in nursing from

Colorado State University,

Pueblo. Chris is now medically

retired from the Army, does

software applications and is

majoring in physics and math

at the University of Colorado,

Colorado Springs (UCCS)

But he still has his dream

of bowling and winning

against the best in the world.

Here’s hoping that his dream

becomes a roadmap to reality.

Page Dew is a freelance

writer and correspondent to the

Bowling News Network

LIFE IS GOOD AT

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THE BOWLING NEWS | Thursday, December 1, 2011 | Page 25

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PBA Experience leagues

available from Sport Bowling

ARLINGTON — United

States Bowling Congress Sport

Bowling members looking to

challenge themselves on the

same conditions seen on the

Professional Bowlers Association

Tour again will have that

opportunity with the return of

the PBA Experience.

PBA Experience leagues will

be back in action beginning

Nov. 1, and bowlers will be

able to test their skills on the

Viper, Shark, Scorpion, Chameleon,

Cheetah, Earl Anthony,

Carmen Salvino, Detroit Open,

World Championship, Tournament

of Champions and U.S.

Open oil patterns featured at

national and regional PBA

events. Patterns will be available

in the coming weeks as

they are adapted for the various

lane machines.

“Bowlers really seem to

enjoy measuring themselves

against the pros they see on TV

and other Sport bowlers,” said

USBC Executive Director Stu

Upson. “We are pleased to once

again partner with the PBA

to offer this option to leagues

across the country.”

Competing on the same lane

patterns used at the highest

level helps bowlers focus on

accuracy and shot making and

puts an emphasis on spares.

What sets a Sport pattern apart

from a traditional house condition

is the ratio of oil applied

to the lane. A Sport pattern is

much flatter and less forgiving,

while a house shot allows for a

greater margin of error.

While competing in a

PBA Experience league does

require a membership upgrade,

there are many benefits to

taking the Sport Bowling

challenge. Along with being

able to pinpoint weaknesses

and hone their skills, Sport

members are eligible for special

awards, member rewards, great

discounts from bowling’s top

manufacturers and local pro

shops and a members-only

section on BOWL.com that

features tips and other valuable

information.

“PBA Experience leagues allow

bowlers to experience what

it’s like to bowl on the PBA

Tour, but at their own pace and

in a more comfortable environment,”

said PBA Commissioner

Tom Clark. “These patterns

are familiar and recognizable,

and bowlers can improve by

watching the PBA telecasts for

strategies or by reading tips

from their favorite PBA stars.

We’re all looking forward to

the return of this program.”

The international oil patterns

currently being used for

Team USA Experience leagues

will continue to be available.

For more information on

PBA Experience leagues, visit

BOWL.com/sportbowling.

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SAVE ON TRAVEL

Continued from Page 20

ships in Reno, Nev., including

Silver Legacy, Circus Circus

and Eldorado, the presenting

sponsors of the Women’s

Championships.

If booking a group block

(10 or more rooms) for a USBC

event, call MyBowlingVacation.

com at 1-888-280-0637. All

rooms under a group block

must be confirmed with payment

30 days prior to arrival or

rooms will be released back to

hotel inventory. Room availability

and rates are all subject

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GARDNER

Continued from Page 1

Garland November 20, to earn

the title and the $691 ($430,

plus $261 from the Progressive

Pot) first-place prize.

Runner-up Frankie Garza

had 201 the second game to

make the cut by 3 pins and

followed up with 208 to earn

$361 ($230, plus $131 from the

Progressive Pot).

Ted Garner and Drika

Courtney finished in third and

fourth to cash for $132 ($110,

plus $22 from the Progressive

pot) each.

Other cashers were: 5-8.

Wendy Mooring, Kam Mostowfi,

Linda Yarbrough, Ross

Hansen, $95 each; 9-11. John

Jones, Vinny Meneades, Terry

Osborn, $80 each.

High Qualifiers: Leon

Schon, Vinny Meneades, $3

each; Valeria Gardner.

High Pot Winners: Frankie

Garza, $25; Valeria Gardner,

Brian Harston, Vinny Meneades,

$15 each; Eddie Rogers,

Kam Mostowfi, Leon Schon,

$10 each; David Gardner, $5.

The Tournament had 48

entries with a total payout of

$2,787.

May this holiday

season be filled

With

Lots of blessings.

Merry Christmas &

Happy New Year.

We wish you and

your families

The very best,

Big Spring

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Tribolet turns in 300/773,

Torres tosses 627

Gant, Klement 300, McKinney 299, Tribolet 298

SAN ANGELO, TX – Travis

Tribolet posted a powerful 236-

300-237 = 773 Slaves & Masters

league performance at Stadium

Lanes last month.

Suzanne Torres snares a 195-

201-231 = 627 Concho Pearls set

to lead the ladies.

Vern Gant and Skip Klement

shared high-game honors with

Tribolet as each recorded awardwinning

12-baggers. Ricky

McKinney’s near perfect 299 solo

took runner-up honors while

Trenton Tribolet followed with

a 298 single.

HONOR ROLL

Leroy Smith 290-717, Trenton

Tribolet 681, Ricky McKinney 706,

Vern Gant 662, Gerry Andrews 211-538,

Travis Tribolet 280-728, Shawn Holden

223-564, Wes Green 279-715, Cat Taylor

202-523.

Phil Bailey 276-740, Janis Baucom

223-642, Ryan Gant 289-668, Jean

Stepp 212-534, Sherrie Trubenstein

204-505, Sarah Jones 233-570, Cameron

Hartson 212-616, Phillip Buckner

257-636.

Mollie Larimore 234-607, Amanda

Bowker 224-605, Skip Klement 704,

Alice Wiest 235-584, John Rowoldt

242-620, Rickey Roberson 267-624,

Marjorie Green 223-542, Noah Torrez

267-640.

SENIORS

Truman Kennemer 255-623, Kay

Franklin 211-644, Danny Patridge 274-

644, Julia Rodriguez 209-517, Charles

Biederman 249-651, Lorenza Dickison

208-465, Truman Kennemer 243-604,

Joyce Epp 200-525.

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At Western Bowl

Sharp smashes 795,

Chandler strokes 718

Ault 300

AMARILLO, TX – Cory Sharp

won the battle for top billing last

month at Western Bowl with

a booming 236-290-269 = 795

Friday Nite Runarounds series.

Candra Chandler, from the

Pantex Mixed group, led the

ladies with a high-flying 235-

234-249 = 718 set.

Mike Ault earned highgame

accolades with an awardwinning

perfecto.

HONOR ROLL

Terry Johnson 279-774, Eddy Kelley

279-774, Kevin Ireland 280-770, Greg

Moore 267-764, Luke Wilcox 279-761,

Mike Ault 268-757, Cory Sharp 279-748,

Barry Francis 256-748, John Walton

289-745.

ODESSA, TX – Lee White

collected high-game and series

honors for the month at Diamond

Lanes with a chart-topping

300/833 Jacks & Jills outing.

Ron Leverich, Jeffrey Nettles

and Joe Tidwell finished close

behind White as they each

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David Frazier 254-744, Seth

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(avg 140) 231-622, Chris Higgs (avg

123) 204-560, Frank Lockwood (avg

137) 243-595.

Hannah Stedman 243-671, Candra

Chandler 246-662, Megan Campbell

268-660, Hannah Stedman 245-651,

Glenda Bouker 267-644, Cindy Brock

246-644, Pat Herring 233-640, Carrie

Wichers 257-633.

Christa Harvey 255-632, Brenda

Duncan 244-628, Mary Moreland

247-622, Elayne Glenn 233-618, Alicia

Barnes (avg 142) 211-599, Laura Field

(avg 129) 206-547, Diana Francis (avg

156) 255-620.

At Diamond Lanes

White drills 300/833,

Chestnut claims 686

Leverich 300/804, 298/825, Nettles and Tidwell 806, Rose and

Stephenson 300’s, Dickman, Sr. 299, White 298, Ward 295

series. Leverich finished with

dual series with a 300/804

and a 298/825 in Jacks & Jills

action. Nettles and Tidwell both

registered 279/806 sets during

Young at Heart league play.

Stacy Chestnut rolled a lofty

249/686 Young at Heart set to

lead the ladies.

THE BOWLING NEWS | Thursday, December 1, 2011 | Page 27

At Eastridge Lanes

C Sledge with a 300

and Treiber tie at 771,

R Sledge builds 713

Coggins 300

AMARILLO, TX – Chris

Sledge and Tony Treiber tied

for the top spot on the honor

roll for the month at Eastridge

Lanes as both recorded 771

series.

Sledge fired games of 300-

203-268 in Lo Bowl action

while Treiber downed lines of

280-248-243 in Men’s Night Out

league play.

Rosa Sledge fronted fem

scoring with a stellar 257-255-

201 = 713 Lo Bowl outing.

Taylor Coggins shared highgame

honors with Sledge as

each posted award-winning

12-baggers.

HONOR ROLL

Debra Burnett 177-518, Jim Sarna

238-685, Steve Logsdon 243-716, Ben

Hilmers 259-698, Justin Wren 246-696,

Timmy Crites 278-706, Aaron Johnston

Bud Rose and Len Stephenson

shared high-game accolades

with White and Leverich as they

also recorded award-winning

12-baggers. Kirk Dickman, Sr.

earned runner-up honors with a

near perfect 299 solo while Lee

White added a 298 single. Jack

Ward also added a 295 solo.

HONOR ROLL

Billy Carrigan 249-709, Ronnie

Hurst 268-676, Brent Atkins 290-658,

Bea Weekes 158-369, Bonnye Beadles

157-370, Wanda Tomlinson 180-450,

Christen Oglesby 199-507, Ashley

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Jennifer Tidwell 268-661, Kristy

James 203-606, Shawn McCutcheon

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Evans 251-577, James Henderson

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Mike Smith 290-652, Ausie Burns

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Eunice Rice 190-488, Jo Shipman

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Bill Bartholomae 233-582, Len

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Mark Scroggins 269-724, Aaron

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