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Daugherty wins PBA
“Thumbless” delivery proves the difference as
Floridian wins first PBA Tour title
LAS VEGAS — After bowling
a Professional Bowlers Association
record-low 100 game
in his only previous television
appearance, Tom Daugherty of
Wesley Chapel, Fla., redeemed
himself in the Bowlers Journal
winning three consecutive
matches including a 200-182
victory over top qualifier Osku
Palermaa of Finland, to capture
his first PBA Tour title at South
Point Hotel and Casino.
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To my bowling family
I can never thank you
enough for the support, kindness
and compassion you have
shown Emma and I in the last
few months. Danny would be
extremely proud of the way
the bowling community came
together in someone’s time of
need, even if it did not involve
his family. I am overwhelmed
by everything that has happened
the last few months,
good and bad. From thoughts
and prayers to donations and
fundraisers, I will never be
able to express how much they
mean to me. Knowing that you
are there for us has brought
me comfort. I am proud to be a
part of this family.
Thank you for everything
you have done,
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Scorpion Championship finals,
the fourth of five GEICO PBA
World Series of Bowling IV
events, aired Sunday on ESPN.
Daugherty, who bowled his
record-low game in a 299-100
loss to eventual champion Mika
Koivuniemi in the semifinal
round of the 2011 PBA Tournament
of Champions, used his
“thumbless” delivery to mow
down an impressive field of
high-rev power players in the
Scorpion finals, raising his
Continued on Page 10
Danny, Emma and Janelle
John Szczerbinski and Danielle McEwan champions at
the 2013 USBC Team USA Trials.
take Team USA Trials titles
HENDERSON, Nev. —
John Szczerbinski of North
Tonawanda, N.Y., and Danielle
McEwan of Stony Point, N.Y.,
emerged as the champions
Monday at the 2013 United
States Bowling Congress Team
USA Trials and will represent
the United States at the QubicaAMF
World Cup later this
Szczerbinski held on in a
tight championship match,
defeating defending champion
Marshall Kent of Yakima,
Wash., 218-211, while McEwan
successfully defended her
title with a 267-194 win over
Diandra Asbaty of Chicago at
Sunset Station's Strike Zone
Kent had a chance to take
the title and continue his reign
as Team USA Trials champion
but needing a double in the
final frame, he left the 2-4-5
on his first shot to concede the
title to Szczerbinski.
"My goal coming here this
week was just to make Team
USA again," said Szczerbinski,
who earned his third term
on Team USA. "Winning this
tournament is just icing on the
cake and being able to go to
the World Cup? It's just hard to
explain everything I'm feeling."
In the women's title match,
McEwan rolled to her second
All Star Bowl grand
opening, page 6
consecutive title with ease,
knocking off Asbaty, who
earned a spot on Team USA for
a record 15th time.
"It was such a long week,
and I'm completely drained,"
said McEwan, who is now a
two-time Team USA member.
"I remember last year when
I won, it really didn't sink
in until I got back to the
hotel room, and I think that's
happening again. It's just an
In the semifinals, Kent took
down John Janawicz of Winter
Haven, Fla., 257-196, while
McEwan defeated Josie Earnest
of Nashville, Tenn., 199-181.
All of the players who
advanced to the stepladder
finals earned automatic spots
on Team USA in 2013 by
surviving a grueling five-day,
30-game format that awarded
points based on the position
they finished in each day.
The National Selection
Committee also announced the
remainder of the Team USA
roster, which was made up
of two men and two women
based on their performance
at the Team USA Trials and
five men and five women who
met eligibility requirements
and submitted resumes for
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Big Finn-ish for Koivuniemi
December IBMA Bowler of the Month
ARLINGTON — Mika
Koivuniemi, Finland, has been
named December 2012 Kegel
Bowler of the Month by the
International Bowling Media
Koivuniemi captured two
international tournaments in
the month. The first win was
the Round 1 Japan Cup, a
268-164 decision over Yoshihiro
Kaji, Japan. His trip to the title
began with a defeat of Yoshihiro
Sakuraba, Japan, 228-171
and a close semifinal win over
SAN ANTONIO – Zeke Ziakas
earned top billing last week at
BRC Thousand Oaks by breaking
off a star-studded 257-289-247 =
793 Armadillos league set.
Jovan Blankenfeld found her
name in lights by rolling potent
208-255-258 = 721 numbers in
Thursday Early Mixed action.
Dennis Mann earned highgame
honors with an awardwinning
Jeff Critchfield 279-697, Helen
Keith 258-716, Bruce Rice 259-621,
Vivian Corona 221-510, Frank Parker
258-665, Ruth Tuller 205-566, Dennis
Mann 737, Helen Keith 259-670, Patti
Brenda Clink 178-522, Frank Bove
244-713, Selina Perez 235-652, Graham
Monteleone 279-627, Barbara Neve
219-560, Enrique Martinez 246-662,
Jennifer Harper 205-578, Karen
Jim Dymond 234-630, Cheryl
Nickles 189-477, Billy McAvoy 216-517,
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This week’s high male
is Don Hightower who shot
267-300-279 for an 846 series
at AMF Showplace Garland
in the NASCAR league. Don
works in dispatching for an air
What is your high series?
This is my first 800. I’ve had a
792 and 796 before this.
Jason Milligan rounded up the
top score of the week at Cowtown
Bowling Palace with hard-hitting
207-279-248 = 734 numbers in
Ft. Worth Classic Trio action.
Milligan finished his night of
bowling with a 12-bagger and a
4 games series of 1034.
Michelle Teel’s sparkling
236-239-234 = 709 Wednesday
Winner’s set dominated the
ladies high-series race.
Matt Suarez garnered runnerup
honors with a near perfect
Frankie Mata, Jr. 278-725, JJ Martin
266-701, Amy Hart 234-659, Mike
Gancar 254, Jannette Sanchez 216-606,
Kristin Warzinski (4 games) 258-929,
How many 300’s have you
Thoughts on your big
night? The rack came down
on the ball I was using in
the third frame of the first
game, damaged it and I had to
change balls. So I pulled out
the Blue Ultra Zone, made a
small adjustment to the right
and stayed there all night.
The lanes were perfect for me.
When I got done all I could
think about was that it took me
20 years to do it.
What ball did you throw?
Brunswick Blue Ultra Zone,
I have thrown all of my
honor scores with Zone balls. I
bought this ball off the internet
because it’s not made anymore.
Who drills your balls? I got
At Cowtown Bowling Palace
Milligan corrals 734,
Teel hammers 709
Milligan 300, Suarez 299
Miki Jo Parish (4 games) 257-860,
Scott Teel 279.
John Cantu, Jr. 266-594, Mary
Ann Darr 171-483, Michael Williams
266-673, Buddy Jennings 256-592,
John Cantu, Jr. 260, Gloria Plemons
188-510, Daniel Hughes 258-661, David
Chris Gibson 250-651, June Terry
171-414, Patrick Childers 245-612,
Cathy Walsh 161-439, Ricky Main 222.
Bob Brewer 232-632, Karen
Wittenberg 212-547, Ken Knowles
226-606, Irene Knofs 202, Frank
Phillips 223, Janice Lower 201, Mike
Moschellase 279-724, Wanda Eads
213-541, Ken Knowles 245.
Betty Odom 195-541, Bob Brewer
237-654, Carrie Reed 192.
these drilled at Jupiter Lanes.
What is your all-time favorite
bowling ball? It would be the
Brunswick Black Ice.
What is your all-time high
average? 221 last year.
How long have you been
bowling? I started when I was 8
yrs-old, my dad got me started.
I bowled until I was about 24
then quit for about four years.
I am now back and averaging
about 215-220. My cousin is
Ernest Harwell III and has over
80 sanctioned 300 games. He
used to be my main coach and
taught how to properly throw
Most memorable bowling moment?
It has to be this series.
When I realized I had the 800
in the 9th frame I had to take
a moment just to let it sink in.
I have had lots of close calls
and to finally shoot 800 was
What lessons has the
game taught you? I would say
patience. As a younger kid
I would get angry, but as I
have gotten older I understand
that being patient and staying
focused works best.
This week’s high female is
Wanda Parker who shot 236-
246-280 for a 762 series in the
Tuesday High Rollers league
at AMF Showplace Garland
Lanes. Wanda says she has a
new breath of life with bowling
and still loves the sport.
Where were you born?
Toledo, OH where they used
to have a tour stop. I moved to
Texas in 1990. Graduated from
College, and moved to Texas.
We have much better weather
What ball did you throw?
The Storm IQ Tour. I can’t put
it down, I have been throwing
it everywhere since October.
It’s a very versatile ball.
Thoughts on the big series? I
got some new equipment. I’ve
changed up my arsenal and
found some balls that are more
conducive to my game. I moved
away from Storm equipment a
few years ago, but my teammate
convinced me to get that
What is your all-time
favorite movie? Major League it
is a classic sports movie. I also
like The Program.
What is your favorite
restaurant? McDonalds, how
scary is that!
Where did you take your best
vacation? LA. I got to go to the
Staples and the old Forum. We
didn’t get to go to a game but
got to hangout outside, it was
What is your favorite song
of all time? Anita Baker is my
What’s the best advice you’ve
ever received? Anything worth
having is worth the work. That
is something I have always
heard from the adults I grew
If you were the commissioner
of all things bowling for a day
what would you change? The
format of the US Open. I would
like to make it more fair for
amateurs. We need to limit the
number of balls you can use.
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You should only be able to use
the balls that you checked in
on the first day. It would level
the playing field a little bit.
Favorite hobby besides bowling?
Just listening to music,
all different kinds. I have XM
radio and just like to listen
to everything. And of course
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Attention By Mark London
His older brother Bob was
at the end of his first PBA Tour
stop after taking two years
off for a major overhaul of his
game. Rick Benoit had seen
first-hand the work Bob did
starting with a 10-pound ball,
then a 12, and then 15, learning
to generate more rotational
torque to the ball, increasing
entry angle to the pocket and
through the pins. Results to
this point brought Bob from
limited success to top seed of
the 1988 PBA Quaker State
Open stepladder finals. Rick
had a front row seat at Forum
Bowl that fateful Saturday
afternoon, about to be shown
nationwide on ABC Television.
Little did he know on that
day, January 23, 1988, his life
would be forever changed, too.
It evolved into the world-class
coaching career that continues
to this day.
Rick recently reflected
rather philosophically on the
events leading up to one of
the most amazing stories to a
TV 300 game in PBA history.
Although Bob did bowl league
at Forum Bowl in prior years,
there are a few details even
long-time Metroplex bowlers
may not know.
“Many know of Bob’s
reinvention of his game, but
few know that Bob also built
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a successful business during
this time as well. Bob owned
and operated his own auto
body shop and it was not an
easy decision to go back out
on tour. I can tell you that the
entire family was not behind
the decision to shut down the
successful business to follow
his dream. I can tell you of
our conversation where I said
Bob you have to follow your
dreams. If you don’t, you will
regret it in future years. Do not
worry about success or failure
just follow your dreams, you
will be good at whatever you
do,” offered Rick Benoit.
It was at this point Rick’s
theories of ball motion could
explain what Bob was doing
with his new release and roll,
theories that form the basis for
his teachings that have taken
him around the world more
than a few times. So how did
Rick come up with these?
“The Dallas/Fort Worth
area and the PBA Southwest
Region made Bob the bowler
he became and I look back on
those years and realize that it
also gave me my career as a
coach. If anybody was to do the
research, I promise you that
era and the bowlers that were a
part of it were as special as any
group to ever impact the PBA
tour,” Benoit added. “Oh what a
different time it was. The days
of urethane, static weights and
talk of pin carry. I will say
this; I still see ball motion today
the same way I saw it back
then. The only difference is it
is on a much wider scale. Ball
roll creates the special player
and what Bob had was a very
unique roll that allowed him
to see the lane and pin carry
differently. During those years,
we spoke often about pin carry
while today most bowlers talk
about balls and lane play. Bob,
as with many special bowlers
back then, could get their ball
to hit by what many bowlers
considered to be “roll out.”
Believe me, it was not a roll
out, it was just another part of
transition and Bob could use a
part of the pocket that scared
other bowlers. Bob could stay
ahead of the moves because he
had both sides of the pocket,
both light and heavy, he knew
it and would use that as part of
his strategy against anybody he
would face. Seeing the distance
where the ball would get in
to a roll was more important
than hitting specific board and
attacking that distance with a
certain angle was a priority.
That combination was the focus,
and believe it or not that is
still a conscious thought every
time I am helping a bowler.”
Rick was Brunswick’s
representative on the PBA Tour
in the late 90s and early 2000s,
helping numerous players
(even a few regional players
like myself) with his cutting
edge insight of ball angles and
reaction. If you have logged
onto his website, www.bowlu.
com, you have seen a small
sample of his work. Benoit
summed up his thoughts
about his brother’s first of four
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At AMF DeSoto
Pride smothers 729,
Johnson charts 645
Williamson 300, Milliorn, Jr. 299
Bam Pride won high-series
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235-226-268 = 729 numbers in
DeSoto Classic league production.
Deneace Johnson headed
the ladies’ leader board with
a rousing 186-255-204 = 645
Erik Williamson’s awardwinning
perfecto garnered highgame
honors while Wes Milliorn,
Jr. earned runner-up honors with
a near perfect 299 solo.
Matt Lawrence 235-685, Lucy Chism
Larry Lee was definitely on
target last week at Rowlett Bowla-Rama
after collecting highseries
honors with a 243-266-211
= 720 Wednesday Mixers series.
Barbara Shaw, Lee’s league
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193-257 = 650 session to front
Tony Hughes 227-637, Amanda
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Dellie Bolton 248-610, Chuck Mooney
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Wes Milliorn, Jr. 727, Tanisha
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Vicky Dunnn 190-514, Lonnie Stewart
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Garcia 242-693, Lisa Alonzo 203-520.
Mike Miller 248-722, Wendy Kent
246-606, Ron House 278-708, Janet
Robert Shelton 177-574, Kay Carter
210-557, Paul Shepherd 225-510,
Dorothy Perry 245-623.
At Rowlett Bowl-a-Rama
Lee lights up 720,
Shaw shoots 650
Randy Terry (2 games) 176-326,
Sharon Whitaker (2 games) 155-307,
Rodney Savole 253-618, Louise Garner
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Linda Small (no tap) 151-435, Will
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D’Ontae Rhone fired a booming
188-274-214 = 676 Showstoppers
series at Plano Super Bowl to
lead the Dallas-area USBC youth
bowling last week.
Shana Geerdes, Rhone’s
league mate, led the girls with a
rollicking 235-211-233 = 679 set.
At Plano Super Bowl – Luke
Henke 116-334, Mya Murray 68-194,
Aidan Hudson 149-410, Faith Kiefert
116-314, Cameron Mcenany 137-369,
Josie Hulkewicz 89-234, Trey Bevels
209-482, Katelyn Elliston 121-352, Hope
Gramly 205-573, Lorenzo Benavides
226-609, Andrew Williams 245-658,
Kimmi Klein 146-430, Donalvon
Shaw 137-356, Hailey Keister 191-542,
DeShunn McKenzie 214-528, Hope
Gramly 233-542, Nate Leiter 213-615,
Shana Geerdes 224-640, R J Grantham
209-538, Veronica Prior 203-536, Drew
Claus 242-637, Jill Helbig 200-545,
Rick Pierce (2 games) 92-182, Angie
Hulkewicz (2 games) 77-143.
At Red Bird Lanes – David Green
242-558, Kaylee Hancock 184-538,
Zackary McGlothin 96-184, Allura Jules
84-159, Taylor McCaleb 140-335, Katie
Gutierrez 99-251, Benedict Ulibarri
133-241, Morgan Dixon 123-243.
JUST PAYING ATTENTION
Continued from Page 4
PBA titles. “The Quaker State
Open was the first tournament
back for Bob and talk about
a dream. All anybody has to
do is watch a replay of the
show and realize how special
it was. I knew of the hard
work Bob put in, I knew of the
everyday challenges, I knew of
the concerns that were part of
the decision, and when it all
unfolded in front of the camera
it became a storybook reality.
Nobody could have imagined
this would happen, including
all of us who believed so
strongly in Bob as a person
or athlete. I honestly don’t
remember the event but I do
remember all the things that
surrounded it. And I am proud
of him for doing what many of
us only talk about doing. What
was a dream became a reality
only because his love for the
game was strong enough to
overpower those that said it
would be a mistake,” said Rick.
Bob Benoit defeated Mark
Roth 300-255 to win the 1988
Quaker State Open. He remains
the only bowler to roll a title
match 300 game in his first
game on national television.
History was as little as 12 shots
away. And that’s all it took.
D’Ontae Rhone, Plano Super Bowl ....................... 676
Adam Beasley, Cowtown Bowling Palace ............ 652
David Green, Red Bird Lanes ................................ 558
Caden Witt, AMF Showplace Euless Lanes ......... 446
Shana Geerdes, Plano Super Bowl ....................... 679
Shyanne Johnson, Cowtown Bowling Palace ...... 622
Alexa Veigel, AMF Showplace Euless Lanes........ 547
Kaylee Hancock, Red Bird Lanes ......................... 538
Fort Worth USBC Youth Results
Adam Beasley led the Fort
Worth-area USBC youth bowling
last week with a powerful 214-
235-203 = 652 Strikers series at
Cowtown Bowling Palace.
Shyanne Johnson, Beasley’s
league mate, posted a sparkling
155-235-232 = 622 series for the
girls’ top spot.
At AMF Showplace Euless Lanes
– Caden Witt 159-446, Alexa Veigel
221-547, Victoria Hylton 166-456.
At Cowtown Bowling Palace –
Cameron Silva 202-522, Brittney Martin
208-554, Collin Clark 194-566, Nadia
Stone 191-511, Dylan Smith 73-135,
Haggan Allcock 73-146, Jake Swift
135-355, Ro’Nae Medearis 149-385,
Seth Skinner 131-356, Bethany Jones
129-351, Connor Fleming 108, Kaitlyn
Grand opening for
All Star Bowl in Ennis
All Star Bowl in Ennis has
opened its doors again thanks
to the Cathey family, owners of
Red Bird Lanes in Duncanville.
“This area is going to continue
to grow and everything
has been trending towards
south of Dallas. So, I thought
it was a great opportunity to
open another center without
the cost of building a new one.
Our plans are to put in laser
tag and have the facility geared
towards a family entertainment
center so there is something to
do for everyone in the family,”
said Billy Joe Cathey, Managing
It took a lot of hard work to
get the center cleaned up and
operational as it had sat idle for
some time under bank ownership.
Red Bird bowlers volunteered
their time and skills to
help with the renovations such
as Michael Brackney - electrical,
Patrick Sliger - plumbing,
Jimmy Travnicek - a/c, Rodney
Brooks – phone tech, and
Clifton Carrington - doors.
All Star Bowl will start short
season and winter leagues
this week and expect to have
leagues five nights a week.
The Cathey’s also plan to grow
their youth program as well as
getting the high school bowling
program back at the center.
“I would like to invite everyone
to come out and check
us out. We will start hosting
tournaments to get the good
bowlers in this area involved in
bowling again,” said Billy Joe.
Billy Joe did have one more
surprise up his sleeve on Saturday
as he proposed to longtime
girlfriend Lauren Daniel during
the Grand Opening festivities,
and yes she accepted.
“I’m proud of all their hard
work and their excitement.
I’m proud for my family. We
had a lot of people donating
their time and we can’t thank
them enough,” said owner Lois
Cathey of Billy Joe and Lauren.
Billy Joe would like to thank
Jeff, Jeffrey and Jennifer for
keeping Red Bird going; Rick
and Patti Holloway for their endless
hours of help; all of the staff
at All Star Bowl and my mom,
Lois, for making it possible.
From left, Lauren Daniel, Cornelda Johnson-Rochelle, Billy Joe
Cathey, Lois Cathey, and Chance Cathey.
Lusk catching bowling fever
5-yr old AJ Lusk of San Antonio looks to be a bowling prodigy
in the making. The right-handed kindergartner started bowling
a year ago after having a birthday party at BRC Thousand Oaks,
and his love for the game took off from there.
Editor’s note: These pictures were meant to go with the feature
story last week but missed the printers deadline.
At AMF Showplace Garland
Hightower blasts 300/846,
Don Hightower led the leader
boards at AMF Showplace
Garland Lanes last week with a
stellar, award-winning 267-300-
279 = 846 NASCAR session.
Donny Yow finished close
behind Hightower with an awardwinning
300/810 TGIF series.
Wanda Parker carded
commendable 236-246-280 =
762 numbers in Tuesday High
Dale McFarland locked up the
top score of the week at AMF
Showplace Euless Lanes after
posting a power-packed 269-
280-278 = 827 Masters league
Diana Jessie, McFarland’s
league mate, registered a sizzling
249-279-204 = 732 set to head
the ladies honor roll.
Dustin Brock’s awardwinning
12-bagger earned highgame
honors while Cody Glenn
took runner-up accolades with a
Dwayne Miller 279-776, Robert
Jones 279-750, Chris Lucas 248-739,
Cody Glenn 736, Kevin Wynn 268-723,
Shayne Wilson 269-752, Buddy
May 226-639, Carlene Riddell 193-535,
Linda Chambers 267-699, Gary Harris
247-671, Shirley Haney 203-535, JD
Venable 237-659, Joan Mowery 186-517.
Rene Benavides 258-761, Ernest
Harwell 268-762, Arvese McGraw
274-684, James Roach 267-724, Janis
Gharras 205-586, Brian Talley 267-726,
Linda Chambers 238-657.
At AMF Showplace Euless Lanes
McFarland fields 827,
Jessie grabs 732
Brock 300, Glenn 296
Dustin Brock 710, Charles Newton
278-699, Joe Laehr 237-664, Clint
Priscilla Dinh 255-704, Sheila
Walton 224-656, Demetrya Wilson 233-
628, Mindy Wynn 225-622, Michele
Humann 225-610, Lucky Hansen
209-581, Karen Hader 223-572, Valerie
Terri Homme 216-531, Lucky
Hansen 202-530, Judy Leuty 168-446.
BJ International magazine
celebrates 100 years
CHICAGO - Bowlers Journal
International (BJI), the longestrunning
sports magazine in
America, is celebrating its
“We have been
looking forward to
2013 for quite some
time,” said Luby
Publishing Inc. President
“This is a special
time for the magazine and the
Hamilton noted that BJI’s
turning 100 is a great tribute
to bowling: “One industry
has supported one magazine
through two World Wars,
a Great Depression, several
recessions and 9/11. This is
a story that we want to tell
to the mainstream media - to
spotlight bowling in a positive
and loyal light.”
As part of the celebration,
each issue will contain a
feature of historical significance,
leading up to the actual
anniversary issue in November
2013. Here is a sampling of
All-Time Vintage Covers
The Ultimate Bowling
All-Time Global Bowling
BJI’s Ultimate Bowling Hall
100 Bowling Places You Must
The Complete Bowling
“The quickest and
best way to reach
people in bowling–”
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The Ultimate Bowling Lesson
Book (from BJI’s “Top 100
BJI’s Diamond Jubilee All-
A Century of Bowling
Center Architecture &
throughout the year
Emeritus Mort Luby
Jr.’s 12-part series on
the history of the magazine,
J.R. Schmidt’s 10-part “Time-
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line” series (each devoted to
a specific decade), and the
best of “The Bowlers Journal
Interview” through the years.
To help fund various
the magazine has thus far
lined up a Gold Level sponsor
(the Professional Bowlers
Assn.), Silver Level sponsors
(Brunswick, Classic Products,
Kegel, Master Industries, Strike
Ten Entertainment, Storm
Bowling and Roto Grip) and
Bronze Level sponsors (The
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Hotel Casino, QubicaAMF,
Turbo, and the United States
Bowling Congress). Hamilton
said that additional sponsors
are expected to come on board
throughout the year.
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10 YEARS AGO
Cody Jones led the honor roll with 801 at DC Cityview…Ron
Campbell shot 300/779 at DC West…Sam Hill with 773 at Red
Bird…Ann Jones led the ladies with 717 at DC Cityview…Cathy
Nelson shot 711 at DC West…Carolyn Toal rolled 679 at Skaggs…
Bryan Goebel wins his 10th PBA title at the Medford Open, great
bowler but I didn’t think he had 10 titles…Mike Fleming and
Tom Young wins SASBA Member Guest doubles at Riverlanes in
Tulsa…Mark Roth names PBA Senior Player of the Year…David
Speight wins NABI at AMF Showplace Euless.
20 YEARS AGO
James Askins led the honor roll with 300/847 at Showplace-
Euless, you might want to keep a copy of the paper this week
James…Daniel Adams shot 837 at
Jupiter…Max Harader with 300/808
at Forum…Jo Martin Randel led the
ladies with 760 at DC SW…Carolyn
Anderton shot 300/749 at Showplace-
Euless…Beth Parker with 703 at
Forum…Parker Bohn III wins Phoenix
Open…Dave Ferraro named 1992 PBA
Player of the year…Sweet little Butch
Calvert shot 300 at Triangle –Lewisville…Jeff
Freeman a perfect game at
Jupiter…Love the Ron Williams pic,
looking good Mr. Kotter.
30 YEARS AGO
Del Ballard Jr. led the honor roll with 743 at Jupiter…Bert
Olsen shot 739 at Richland Bowl…David Brewster rolled 731 at
All Star West…Gail Derrick led the ladies with 663 at All Star
West…Louise Reynolds shot 653 at Meadowbrook…Linda White
with 646 at Richland…Steve Ray shot 300 at Hart…David Brewster
wins TTBA at Golden Triangle and $1000…Wyatta Roberge won
the BBA at Bronco.
At Plano Super Bowl
Findling scores 300/774,
Ellington packs 705
Click, Findling, Lavery-Spahr 300’s
Joe Findling soars with an
award-winning 300-226-248 =
774 series at Plano Super Bowl
to lead the men for the week in
the Pepsi Classic league. Findling
downed an additional 300 game
to end his 4 game series with
Patty Ellington earned top
fem honors with a rip-roaring
203-254-248 = 705 LVD set.
Leonard Click and Anthony
Lavery-Spahr shared highgame
honors with Findling as
each recorded award-winning
Russell Knight 244-641, Danielle
Hopland 258-674, Tom Hay 259-739,
George Vaughn 279-728, Steve Umfleet
289-722, Rhonda Gibson 214-622,
Cathy Sposito 232-650, Christy Eckrote
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Leon Jones 288-771, Peggy Whitlock
196-571, Jon Greene 266-701, Linda
Chambers 235-652, Ron Munoz
270-730, Libby Cherry 196-557, Pete
Mahrew 269-771, Megan Simon (4
Mitchell Tinney 288-771, Jim
Grisham 265-735, Leonard Click 693,
Kay Pingsterhaus 223-656, Randy
Vickery 247-692, Stephanie Robinson
225-576, James Goetz 245-700.
Tammy Crawford 212-587, Darren
Whitehead 254-664, Michele McElwey
Brian Grange’s blue-ribbon
277-275-248 = 800 Sunday Mixed
production earned top billing
honors for the week at Red Bird
Lauren Daniel’s banner 215-
201-170 = 586 Sunday Night Mix
session paced the ladies.
Paul Grody 256-717, Mary Edgett
174-480, Dorothy Jones 179-489,
Rodney Brooks 211-539, Deanna
Hoffman 214-577, Kevin Boykin 251-
TEAM USA TRIALS
Continued from Page 1
The men's selections based
on resumes Chris Barnes, Bill
O'Neill, Tommy Jones, Mike
Fagan and Steve Smith, while
Eddie VanDaniker and Kyle
King were selected based
on their Trials performance.
Joining the women's team as
selections from resumes were
Liz Johnson, Kelly Kulick,
Shannon O'Keefe, Stefanie
Nation, Shannon Pluhowsky,
while Brittni Hamilton and
Missy Parkin were picked
based on Trials performance.
There were also four spots on
Junior Team USA awarded Monday
with the top two age-eligible
finishers for the boys and girls
earning automatic spots. The
selection committee also added
two boys and two girls.
Joining Junior Team USA
were EJ Tackett, Wesley Low,
Kamron Doyle and Dominic
Partipilo on the boys side,
while Elise Bolton, Morgan
O'Brien, Mary Wells and
Ashley Rucker made it on the
For more information on the
Team USA Trials, visit BOWL.
2013 USBC TEAM USA TRIALS
At Strike Zone Bowling Center, Henderson, Nev.
Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., def. John
Janawicz, Winter Haven, Fla., 257-196
John Szczerbinski, North Tonawanda, N.Y., def.
Danielle McEwan, Stony Point, N.Y., def. Josie
Earnest, Nashville, Tenn., 199-181
McEwan def. Diandra Asbaty, Chicago, 267-194
OVERALL - TOP 20
(Position, name, hometown, final total. Points
based on finishing position in each round;
top three advance to stepladder finals after
1, John Szczerbinski, N Tonawanda, N.Y., 31.
2, John Janawicz, Winter Haven, Fla., 75.
3, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 86.
4, Eddie VanDaniker, Chatsworth, Calif., 89.
5, EJ Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 94.
6, Kyle King, Glendale, Ariz., 98.
7, Vince Biondo III, Carpentersville, Ill., 106.
8, Nathan Bohr, Derby, Kan., 107.
9, Matthew Farber, Plainview, N.Y., 115.
10, Aaron Lorincz, Belleville, Mich., 132.
11, Ivan Miyasato, Fresno, Calif., 143.
12, Wesley Low, Palmdale, Calif., 149.
13, Kamron Doyle, Brentwood, Tenn., 152.
14, Dominic Partipilo, Aurora, Ill., 165.
15, Jay Futrell, Derby, Kan., 169.
16, Devin Bidwell, Wichita, Kan., 175.
16, Robert W Gotchall, Lincoln, Neb., 175.
18, Steve Smith, San Diego, Calif., 177.
19, Eric Cornog, Cherry Hill, N.J., 180.
At Red Bird Lanes
Grange grabs 800
681, Brian Dickerson 242-653, Arthur
Deborah Hodge 184-504, Paul
Grody 279-677, Cindy Howell 200-
518, Makensie Martin 201-544, Tim
McGlothin 238-663, Carolyn White
209-559, Keith Jennings 235-635,
Ramona Boyd 177-486.
Terry Harris 233-600, Sandra
Jennings 159-415, Michael Brackney
247-651, Vera Hobbs 181-501, Cindy
Howell 208-553, Dale Phillips 201-492,
Carolyn Large 182-512.
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20, Jarrett Mizo, Honolulu, Hawaii, 185.
1, Diandra Asbaty, Chicago, Ill., 43.
2, Danielle McEwan, Stony Point, N.Y., 53.
3, Josie Earnest, Nashville, Tenn., 67.
4, Sarah Lokker, New Baltimore, Mich., 75.
5, Brittni Hamilton, Webster, N.Y., 75.
6, Elise Bolton, Merritt Island, Fla., 75.
7, Jacqueline Carbonetto, Blauvelt, N.Y., 76.
8, Bryanna Caldwell, Red Rock, Ariz., 82.
9, Leanne Hulsenberg, Roseville, Calif., 82.
10, Kayla Bandy, Pikeville, Ky., 90.
11, Missy Parkin, Fullerton, Calif., 91.
12, Shannon Pluhowsky, Dayton, Ohio, 92.
13, Morgan O'Brien, Lomira, Wis., 103.
14, Megan Kelly, Dayton, Ohio, 133.
15, Kayla Johnson , Washington, Ill., 140.
16, Brenda Padilla, Mansfield, Texas, 144.
17, Ashley Rucker, Bartlesville, Okla., 144.
18, Kristina Frahm, Oswego, Ill., 146.
19, Mary Wells, Westerville , Ohio, 146.
20, Gabriella Mayfield, Lake Isabella, Calif., 148.
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By Leisha Murr
I know I talked about the
PBA last week, but I just
have to do it again this week
because I am so excited to see
some of the new PBA League
team competition starting next
week, Jan. 19-27, in Detroit.
The PBA Winter Swing will
consist of 4 tournaments, the
PBA Carmen Salvino, Mark
Roth and Don Carter Classics,
along with the Earl Anthony
PBA Players Championship.
The 125 player field for the
Winter Swing had reserved
spots for all 48 players on the
8 PBA League teams as their
individual daily qualifying
scores will also count towards
the team competition.
The eight teams are each
captained by a “Franchise
Player.” These players were
the top 8 PBA competition
point leaders from the 2011-12
season. The franchise players
had a league draft and picked
five fellow tour competitors and
an alternate to complete their
teams. Each team will have a
celebrity owner who will pick
their team names and logos.
Besides name and money, I
wonder what other presence
the owners will have in the
league, if any.
The first team, captained
by Norm Duke is the Dallas
Strikers with celebrity owner
TO- Terrell Owens. Duke chose
You meet All Types at the
Int’l Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame
(near the Six Flags in Arlington)
All ages will enjoy the colorful,
5,000-year history of bowling. The
collection of historical artifacts and
interactive presentations is the
perfect outing for a family, school
group, or club. The Hall of Fame
section of the museum is a dynamic
venue that honors the legends g of
the game, past and present. The
museum is an interactive
experience designed for people of
all ages. Explore this exciting game
from the time of ancient Egypt
up until il the h very present.
Rhino Page, Amleto Monacelli,
Bryon Smith, and Mike Machuga
to fill his team and the
supplemental pick was Mike
Pete Weber’s team consists
of Tommy Jones, Scott
Norton, Jack Jurek, and John
Szczerbinski with Brad Angelo
as an alternate. This team was
picked up after Norton’s recent
win by sports icon and founder
the Women’s Sports Foundation
Billie Jean King. King is
also the co-founder of World
TeamTennis which is included
in the team’s name and logo,
the WTT KingPins out of New
Actor and comedian Kevin
Hart is the celebrity owner of
the Philadelphia Hitmen with
franchise player Bill O’Neill.
Drafted to his team are Mika
Koivuniemi, Chris Loschetter,
Mike DeVaney, and Dick Allen
with Dino Castillo as the
team’s supplemental pick.
Jason Belmonte’s team
is owned by professional
basketball player Chris Paul
who plays for the Los Angeles
Clippers. Not surprisingly his
team is named L.A. X. Joining
Belmonte are Wes Malott,
Andres Gomez, Parker Bohn
III, Dave Wodka, and alternate
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as a youth in Detroit is the
owner of the Motown Muscle
with captain Mike Fagan.
Adding to Fagan’s scores for
the team qualifying are Tom
Smallwood, Mike Scroggins,
Ronnie Russell, and Jesse Buss.
Fagan’s supplemental pick for
the team is Kelly Kulick.
Chris Barnes’ team draft
picks include a couple of
Englishmen, Dom Barrett
and Stuart Williams, as well
as a couple of fellow Wichita
State University Alums Josh
Blanchard and Nathan Bohr.
His alternate pick was Jon
VanHees. Actor and comedian
Chris Hardwick, who is the
son of PBA Hall of Famer
Billy Hardwick, is the owner
of Barnes’ team the Silver Lake
Atom Splitters. Chris Hardwick
started an “All Star Celebrity
Bowling” challenge on the
Nerdist YouTube channel where
celebrity teams compete for
charity. If I ever make it to
California, I want to check
out the Spare Time Bar in the
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
with just 2 lanes where these
are filmed. Looks like a really
linebacker for the Pittsburgh
Steelers, LaMarr Woodley is
the owner for the Pittsburgh
Jack Rabbits with franchise
player Osku Palermaa.
Palermaa chose a few other
international players to join
his team including Martin
Larsen, Dan MacLelland, and
Thomas Larsen. Joining them
are Patrick Allen and Anthony
LaCaze as the alternate.
The 8th team has not
yet found an owner, but is
captained by the current PBA
Player of the year Sean Rash.
Other team members are Ryan
Ciminelli, Ryan Shafer, Walter
Ray Williams Jr., Jason Sterner,
and supplemental pick Tom
Hess. Looks like another strong
team; I wonder why no one has
picked them up. You have to
wonder if Rash is hard to work
with considering he was also
passed over in the selection
process based on resume to
join Team USA last week.
Anyway, I’m looking
forward to seeing these teams’
strategy and working together
in the team competition. Will
they help each other out during
the qualifying to boost their
team’s score even though they
are also competing individually
at the same time, or only
work together as they start the
Baker team competitions? I’ll
be tuning in on Xtra Frame to
find out and look forward to
the first team round on ESPN
Sunday, Jan. 27th.
Ohh, and if any of you have
been missing Jackie Bowling,
the rumor from a very reliable
source is that she will be
joining iab TV (IABowling on
YouTube) at the winter swing
Continued from Page 1
television average by 88 pins in
After sneaking into the
stepladder finals in fourth position
by four pins over Rhino
Page of Dade City, Fla., Daugherty
ruined Jason Sterner’s
television debut, eliminating
the McDonough, Ga., resident,
199-177. He then romped past
Australian two-handed star
Jason Belmonte, 256-187, and
threw a critical double in the
fifth and sixth frames of the
title match to defeat Palermaa,
getting help from the Finnish
two-handed star when he had
consecutive opens in the sixth
and seventh frames.
Ironically, Daugherty put
together the best performance
of his professional career while
glancing at a very large “100”
in a graphic above the lanes
promoting “Bowlers Journal
“I want to thank Bowlers
Journal for reminding me all
day of my 100 game,” Daugherty
said with a grin at the
conclusion of the match.
While all four finalists use
power techniques that allow
them to generate significant
hooking power, the key was
slower ball speed, a result of
Daugherty not using his thumb
in his delivery.
“The difference between
me and the two-handers is
my ball speed,” Daugherty
said. “They throw it 100 miles
per hour, so I can actually do
something they can’t and that’s
a slow hook. I knew if I could
get by Sterner, I’d have a good
chance. I knew (Belmonte and
Palermaa) weren’t going to
bowl anything. They might say
they threw some bad shots,
but I didn’t think either one of
them could shoot 200 because
of their ball reactions.
“They couldn’t get inside
as far as I was because of
their ball speed. Their ball
would never hook from there,”
Daugherty added. “As soon as
Belmo tried to move in just a
little, he missed the headpin. It
was easy for me to do, too, but
on my good shots, I could get
the ball to make the turn. They
couldn’t do that.”
Daugherty admitted he was
nervous in making his second
At AMF Lewisville
Curl storms 784,
Robb raises 670
Jeff Curl blasted his way to the
top of the AMF Lewisville Lanes
leader board with a thrilling 268-
237-279 = 784 JB Trio league
Heather Robb led the ladies
with a rollicking 219-203-248 =
670 Rising Stars set.
Jody Wagner 269-782, Bob Lassiter
243-680, Amy Anderson 214-604, Bob
Bottorff 229-584, Dana Stites 205-532,
career television appearance.
“There was a lot of nerves
going on the first game. The
three-bagger kinda calmed me
down, but leaving that 3-6-9-10
in the first frame was unnerving.
I didn’t want to start with
an open,” he said after successfully
converting the difficult
spare. “That’s all I thought
about after making the show:
not starting with an open and
that’s not the spare you want to
shoot at in the first frame.”
Daugherty said he was
thrilled to win his first PBA
Tour title because it made him
eligible to bowl in the 2013 PBA
Tournament of Champions under
revised eligibility rules that will
only allow PBA Tour champions
to enter. He had bowled in the
TOC previously under rules
that allowed PBA Regional title
winners to participate.
“I was so disappointed when
they changed the TOC criteria,”
Daugherty said. “I made a lot of
money in that tournament the past
two years, but now I’m back.”
South Point Exhibition Hall, Las Vegas
Final Standings: 1, Tom Daugherty, Wesley
Chapel, Fla., $20,000. 2, Osku Palermaa, Finland,
$10,000. 3, Jason Belmonte, Australia,
$7,000. 4, Jason Sterner, McDonough, Ga.,
Stepladder Results: Match One – Daugherty def.
Sterner, 199-177. Semifinal Match – Daugherty
def. Belmonte, 256-187. Championship
– Daugherty def. Palermaa, 200-182.
NEW “PBA BOWLING
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Software, developers of the PBA
Bowling Challenge, is offering
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partnered with the PBA twice
before to create games for
mobile devices that allow players
to bowl against PBA greats
like Pete Weber, Walter Ray
Williams Jr. and Mike Fagan.
The most recent offering,
which makes its debut on Jan.
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updated physics, and a robust
tournament system. With more
bowling balls, venues and PBA
stars than previous titles, PBA
Bowling Challenge expands on
every aspect of game content.
John Collins 255-693, Kim Laurits
223-616, Ross Mathews 259-712, Stacie
Jeff Curl 279-784, Kathy Kyle 227-
637, Rita Smith 246-597, Kevin Moore
227-631, Marcia Lord 215-566, Ronald
Reynolds 279-763, Sabina DeBord
213-620, Jim Bennett 279-772, Mindy
Carrie Jeske 197-523, Russ Caples
290-772, Jim Ficaro 222-623, Chris
TRAVELING CLASSIC BOWLING
ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
Men — Dallas I-II, As of January 5
AMF Lewisville Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 42
AMF Garland Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 46
Allen Bowl Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 48
Cityview Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 48
Plano Super Bowl Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 48
Go Tell It . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 55
USA Bowl Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 35
4-HHHH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 40
Forum Bowl Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52.5 43.5
Holiday Glass and Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 44
AMF Euless Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 50
Plano Super Bowl Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . 26 70
AMF Spare Time Red Door Lounge . . 53 43
Winston Water Cooler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 43
Red Bird Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 46
AMF Irving Lounge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 46
Serviceledger.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 52
BBB Enclosures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 53
AMF DeSoto Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 36
Cotton Bowlers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 45
The Storms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 45
AMF Richardson Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . .48.5 47.5
Otis Pillow Pro Shop-Hurst . . . . . . . . . . 35 61
Level 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 68
Splitsville-Fairview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 30
Red Bird Lanes Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 32
Chad’s Bowling Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 39
AMF Irving Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 43
Plano Super Bowl Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 46
AMF Lewisville Pro Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 57
USA Bowl Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 63
Ghost Team 32 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 96
Allen Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 36
Cityview Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 41
AMF DeSoto Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 43
AMF Euless Hot Wings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 46
Rich’s Pro Shop/Forum Bowl . . . . . . . . . 49 47
AMF Spare Time Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 50
On The Border . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 34
AMF Garland Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 42
Forum Bowl Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 46
Rowlett Bowl-A-Rama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 53
The Bowling Shop/Garland . . . . . . . . .37.5 58.5
5 J Builders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26.5 69.5
Dallas Women, As of January 6
The Bowling Shop/Garland . . . . . . . . .65.0 31.0
Lewisville Travelin’ Trouble. . . . . . . . . .51.0 45.0
Sparetime 2 D Xtreme . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49.0 47.0
Richardson Lightning Strikes . . . . . . .39.5 56.5
Plano Super Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47.0 49.0
AMF Garland Deuces Wild . . . . . . . . . .44.0 52.0
Brunswick Zone Diamond Queens . .44.0 52.0
Cowtown Bowling Palace . . . . . . . . . .39.0 57.0
GunsAmerica.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55.5 40.5
Rowlett Bowl-A-Rama . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48.0 48.0
AMF DeSoto Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46.0 50.0
Pride and Joy Day Care . . . . . . . . . . . . .41.5 54.5
On The Border . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60.0 36.0
AMF Garland Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46.0 50.0
University Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44.0 52.0
Cowtown Bowling Palace Ladies. . . .35.0 61.0
Sheroes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64.0 32.0
DeSoto Candles Make Scents . . . . . . .48.0 48.0
Westcreek Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47.0 49.0
Cityview Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47.0 49.0
USA Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56.0 40.0
AMF Richardson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53.5 42.5
Power Bows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49.0 47.0
AMF Irving Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40.0 56.0
The Bowling Shop/Lewisville . . . . . . .56.5 39.5
4H Invest - Bowling Diva’s . . . . . . . . . .56.0 40.0
AMF Euless Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51.0 45.0
Wick’s Pro Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49.0 47.0
Lusha’s Ladies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52.5 43.5
Red Bird Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52.0 44.0
Forum Bowl 300 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48.5 47.5
DeSoto Sophisticated Ladies . . . . . . .43.0 53.0
Bowling with Innovation . . . . . . . . . . .44.0 52.0
TBC Pro Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39.0 57.0
Forum Bowlers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39.0 57.0
Kathy’s Transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38.5 57.5
Fort Worth Women, As of January 6
AMF Spare Time Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . .64.0 32.0
Lone Star Spares & Strikes . . . . . . . . . .50.0 42.0
Spare Girls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47.0 49.0
Bowling Heifers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41.0 55.0
Cityview City Slickers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36.0 60.0
Nine & A Wiggle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52.0 40.0
Chad’s Bowling Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50.5 45.5
Forum Hit & Miss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48.5 47.5
USA Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47.0 49.0
AMF Showplace Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . .35.0 53.0
Continued from Page 3
Where were you born? Fort
Thoughts on the big series?
I knew I was close but nobody
was really paying attention,
so when I added it up it was a
nice surprise. I’m still bowling
with the same 6-yr-old ball;
I just bowl the three games
a week and don’t practice, so
I’m just happy to have a great
What is your all-time favorite
movie? Pure Country with
Steve Albin kept the hot hand
at AMF Spare Time Lanes last
week by leading the honor roll
with a high-quality 253-279-275
= 807 STL Businessmen’s series.
Ginger Busocker, from the
Sundowners group, posted a
sterling 205-209-245 = 659 set
to front fem scoring.
Linda Harrell 168, Carrie Lacey
437, Ron Thompson 249-694, Kara
Congi 215-602, Thomas Robinson 255,
Roberta Stanfield 223, Norm Patterson
671, Gayle Brice 557, David Cooley 212.
Amber Lumpkin 188-506, Bob
Robert Dunaway soars to the
top of the leader board with a riproaring
228-231-278 = 737 Fast
Lane Trio series for the week at
Wanda Parker, Dunaway’s
league mate, was equal to the
task as the top fem with a topnotch
189-231-214 = 634 set.
Tommy Peacock 244-657, Hazel
Bunyea 191-555, Al Nagel (9 pin)
278-808, Janet Swope (9 pin) 277-682,
Joyce Johnson 193-528, Holly Ginn
201-540, Tony Anderson 278-666, Carol
Colton LaCour (9 pin, 4 games)
280-965, Holly Beers (9 pin, 4 games)
248-764, Ed William 200-553, Nina
At Brunswick Westcreek
Smith rips 733,
Stein bags 681
Laughton Smith compiled
a top flight 289-227-217 = 733
Sunday Mixed series to gain the
top spot on the honor roll last
week at Brunswick Westcreek
Nita Stein, also from the
Sunday Mixed group, grabbed
the top spot on the honor roll to
lead the ladies with a solid 206-
George Strait, he’s my man.
What is your favorite
restaurant? Mexican food, what
would you do in Texas without
Mexican food! Mexican Inn is
my favorite; they tore the one
down in Bedford to make the
road wider, so now you have to
go to Fort Worth to eat there.
Where did you take your best
vacation? Fernandina Beach in
Florida, I was there just this
last year. It was a relaxing time
in late August. I hadn’t been on
vacation in a while so it was
What is your favorite song of
At AMF Spare Time
Albin elevates to 807,
Busocker levels 659
Weber 596, Rocky Vasquez 237, Sue
Yanez 136-359, Lonnie Yanez 601,
Ronny Landrith 267-741, Alesia Pickett
236-647, JoAnn Smith 191, Peggy
Judy Haas 202, MaryLee Heiermann
556, Bennie Jones 249, Ruth Hale
213-572, Bill Holland, Jr. 660, Ralph
Miller 225-552, Tammy Lindner 169-
479, Aubrey Stephenson 262, Sandra
Bryan Strickland 666, Regina Taddy
621, Lance Davis 290-733, Gwen Cooper
245, Derrick Omey 214-551, Marguerite
Vonkolen 179-469, Brad Young 212,
Sally Brady 155-427, Jay Johnson 496.
At Forum Bowl
Dunaway scores 737,
Parker packs 634
Martinez 145-422, Ricky Simon 256-
703, Mary King 277-596, Gary Patton
Lisa Girton 190-567, Rich Van 225-
598, Sandy Loyd 139-381, Tony Medina
227-581, Marsha Reed 169-458, Bill
Cheek 230-663, Dena Buffington 201-
557, Robert Dunaway (4 games) 964.
Wanda Parker (4 games) 247-881,
Charles Burton 228-652, Annie Adanni
202-547, Brad Burton 267-701, Karen
Beich 194-530, Chuck Pauley 210-598,
Robbi Pauley 201-501, Ron Rogers
Jamie Swope 171-480, Chorm 227-
577, Henry Milton 233-650, Dorothea
Wilson 220-625, Jeff Davis 234-650,
Madison Neville 213-550, Hung Le
220-627, Renea Powell 182-529.
268-207 = 681 set.
Calvin Thomas 265-667, Fae Hogan
169, Vella Edwards 464, Coy Hart
258-657, Sandy Johnson 188-531, Mary
Drake 190, Karen Kologe 520, Lee
Louise Tripplett 214, Rich Perez 691,
Virginia Hamilton 537.
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all time? Anything by George
Strait, I own every CD he’s ever
What’s the best advice you’ve
ever received? Just be yourself;
always take up for yourself,
because no one else will.
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