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Our 55th Year

VOL. 55, NO. 45 www.TheBowlingNews.net NOVEMBER 17, 2011


Future Success in Younger


The popularity of bowling

continues to increase each

year, partially due to a younger

demographic. Page 2

Hanna passes at 33

Aaron Hanna passed away

last weekend after a long and

courageous battle with a kidney

disorder. Page 4

PBA to return to Non-

Exempt Tour Page 6

SASBA Results Page 13


Publisher’s Column

By Tony Franklin Page 2

Honor Roll Page 3

Off the Sheet

By Clint Dacy Page 7

Tomorrow’s Stars Page 8-9

Sponsored by Classic Products

Lane Laughter Page 9

Looking Back Page 11

Last Call w/Leisha

By Leisha Murr Page 16






Five elected to USBC

Hall of Fame

ARLINGTON — The United

States Bowling Congress Hall

of Fame Committee has elected

five new members to the USBC

Hall of Fame - two in Outstanding

USBC Performance, two in

Meritorious Service and one


Wheelchair bowler Al

Uttecht of Anaheim, Calif.,

was elected in the Pioneer

category, multiple-time USBC

Open Championships winners

Lennie Boresch Jr. of Kenosha,

Wis., and Gary Daroszewski

of Franklin, Wis., were selected

in the Outstanding USBC

Performance category and Joan

Feinblum of Santa Rosa, Calif.,

and the late Kerm Helmer of

Utica, N.Y., were honored for

Meritorious Service.

The induction ceremony

will take place April 26 at the

USBC Convention in Arlington

and will include those elected

from the national Superior

Performance ballots. On the

men’s ballot are Tom Baker,

King, N.C.; Steve Cook, Granite

Bay, Calif.; Jason Couch,

Clermont, Fla.; David Husted,

Milwaukie, Ore.; Amleto Monacelli,

Barquisimeto, Venezuela;

and David Ozio, Beaumont,

Texas. The women’s ballot has

one name - Dede Davidson,

Buellton, Calif.

Uttecht, the first person

chosen in the

Pioneer category

since 2008,

blazed a trail

for wheelchair

bowlers everywhere

and is

regarded as the

most accomplished such bowler

in the sport’s history. He was

confined to a wheelchair after

sustaining injuries in Vietnam

in 1970 and began bowling

later that same year.

He has won the American

Wheelchair Bowling Association

Tournament of Champions

13 times, is a 12-time AWBA

National Scratch champion and

a seven-time AWBA National

All-Events champion.

“I am totally blown away

at this honor, and I have no

words to describe how I feel,”

said Uttecht, who was inducted

into the AWBA Hall of Fame in

1985. “This is from someone

who when I was first asked

to join a bowling league, I

said you cannot bowl from a


A three-time winner at the

USBC Open Championships -

all of which came with fellow

electee Daroszewski - Boresch

also has won dozens of local

and state titles in Wisconsin.

He won the 2000

Team All-Events

title and the

Team and Team


titles in 2009

at the Open


“I’m very honored, but it

took me by surprise a little bit,”

said Boresch, who currently

ranks fifth on the lifetime average

list at the Open Championships

with 215.43. “I thought I

might have a chance to get into

the Hall of Fame one day, but

you never think it will happen.

It’s quite an honor, especially

with my teammate Gary going

in as well.”

In addition to the three

Open Championships titles

with Boresch, Daroszewski also

won Open titles three other

times. He won the 1982 Team

All-Events, 1983

Team All-Events

and 1989 Regular

Doubles with

Gus Yannaras.

He is a member

of the Wisconsin

Bowling Association

Hall of

Fame and has been a bowling

center proprietor since 1982.

“I don’t think any bowler

ever steps foot in their first

tournament with the thought

of making it into the Hall of

Fame, so this is an unbelievably,

outstanding thing to have

happen to me,” said Daroszewski,

who has bowled in the

Open Championships with

Boresch since 1992. “It’s really

overwhelming. It hasn’t kicked

in yet how big an accomplishment

this is.”

Feinblum has devoted

nearly five decades of service

to bowling at the national, state

and local levels, including four

years of work on the committees

and task forces that helped

develop USBC. She also served

on the Women’s International

Bowling Congress Board of Directors

for more than a decade

and most recently served as

the chairperson of the USBC

Nominating Committee and the

USBC Hall of Fame Committee.

Continued on Page 4


Update, page 14-15

Hough shoots 817 to

win Texas Mixed State

By Breanne Eoff, Staff Writer

The Texas Mixed State

tournament wrapped up the

weekend of November 5-6. The

tournament was held at Plano

Super Bowl for the Team event

and AMF Showplace-Garland

for the Double/Singles event.

During the announcements for

this event, it was noted that

over 500 teams competed this

year, a definite increase over

last year’s event.

Timothy Hough of Mesquite

had a memorable tournament,

shooting 817 scratch, in Singles

to take over the Men’s Singles,

196 and Up division. His score

with handicap was an 865.

Hough shot games of 279, 258

and 290. It was his first 800

series. Tim wasn’t expecting

to shoot such a large score that

day; he shot a low 600 series in

team the day before. “My main

By Tyson Branagan,

Staff Writer

As most are now aware,

PBA stars Sean Rash and

two-handed sensation Jason

Belmonte have not been the

closest of friends since the

“Bottlegate” ordeal that took

place this past summer at the

GEICO Team Shootout. It was

there that Rash had enough of

hearing Belmonte supposedly

crackling a plastic water bottle

during Rash’s and other approach

and let out a profanity

laced tirade on national TV.

As the 2011-2012 PBA sea-

ARLINGTON — Liz Johnson

of Cheektowaga, New York, has

been named the October 2011

Kegel Bowler of the Month by

the Bowling Writers Association

of America.

Johnson captured the

women’s singles and women’s

doubles gold medals in the

16th Pan American Games in

Guadalajara, Mexico.

Team USA teammate Kelly

Timothy Hough

goal was to just bowl better

than I did the day before.” He

especially wanted to bowl well

because he was bowling with

his wife Donna. “She got me

into bowling and has helped

me over the years. She helped

Continued on Page 13

Rash and Belmonte

feud continues

son kicked off last weekend at

South Point Bowling Center in

Las Vegas for the third World

Series of Bowling, it was clear

that eventually the two would

cross paths. The two will

face-off in the opening match

of the World Bowling Tour

Finals presented by the PBA as

the Nos. two and three seeds

airing on December 4th, but

that has yet to take place, and

little time went by before the

two once again were involved

in yet another altercation.

Under this season’s World

Continued on Page 10

Johnson Strikes Gold As

BWAA Bowler of the Month

Kulick and Johnson averaged

just over 219 in a 328-pin victory

over silver medalists Sandra

Gongora and Miriam Zetter

of Team Mexico. Johnson then

grabbed her second gold medal

of the games by downing silver

medalist Jennifer Park, Team

Canada, 2-0 (232-186, 235-190)

in a best-of-three final match.

The Pan American Games are

Continued on Page 2

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Random Thoughts

The PBA All-In Showdown

and $45,000 was won by

Tommy Jones, of Simpsonville,

SC. Jones was sponsored in the

event by The Bowling Shops,

and owner Dino Castillo. Dino

also sponsored Bill O’Neill. “I

looked at the odds, I figured

I had the best clutch bowler,

Jones, and the best bowler

going, in O’Neill, so maybe

we could make a little cash,”

said Castillo. Dino felt that the

field had a few unproven guys,

he wasn’t sure how Rash was

bowling (turns out REALLY

good), but they would have to

beat the GOAT (Greatest of All

Time), in Barnes. So the odds

were decent that they might

come out on top, and they certainly

did. Jones and Castillo

will also be donating a portion

of their winnings to JDRF.

The event did fall short from

the “action feel” standpoint

that the PBA was gunning for.

“It didn’t have the gritty feel

of action, the crowd wasn’t

yelling like they might be

if the event was held on the

East coast,” added Castillo.

He did mention that there has

been some water-cooler talk

about possibly having another

Showdown during the US Open

week, as it’s held in NJ, one of

the action Mecca’s. Great idea

in my opinion.

Since my phone call to Dino

woke him up from a long night

Tony Franklin, Publisher

of playing poker, I figured

I would ask him one more

question about the real story of

the WSOB thus far, Sean Rash

and his five TV Finals. “Unimaginable,

unheard of. He’s

throwing the ball the best I’ve

ever seen, its sick.” So there

you have it……

Continuing with the WSOB

theme, I’ve found myself

watching lots of Xtra Frame

action in the evenings. The

portion of bowling that I’ve

always been interested in is the

behind the scenes action, and

the early qualifying rounds.

With Xtra Frame I get both.

For instance last Monday night

I was watching as the Finals

of the Scorpion Open was

getting started, and the players

were practicing. The PBA had

their sideline reporter, Jackie

Bowling, going through the

pairs talking to players and

ball reps. She was getting the

inside scoop on what they were

throwing and the subtle things

they were trying before the

round started. This is the kind

of stuff we would never get to

see or hear prior to the greatness

of live streaming. It really

has the ability to keep you

connected to the sport in a way

that has never existed before.

Then once competition started,

you got to hear from the

announcers as they commented

on all of the action, and on

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most nights they will have

random bowlers or others in

the sport stop by the booth. On

Tuesday night they had Leslie

Bohn, wife of Parker Bohn III

on the mic, as she provided her

thoughts on several topics, one

of those being her husband.

Xtra Frame is great, and live

streaming is awesome. It’s

the next generation, and I can

easily see a time in the very

near future where the PBA just

gives up on being on TV, and

goes on-line only. That day is

coming quickly.

As far as WSOB results go,

Sean Rash has made all five TV

shows an absolutely amazing

accomplishment. IIdemaro

Ruiz, a relative unknown from

Venezuela has made two

shows. So far they’ve had five

events and 32 TV finalists, of

those, 14 are International players.

Yes times are a changing,

the bowling world is flat. Only

one Chris Barnes TV showing

and no Tommy Jones sighting.

Only two lefties made TV, Patrick

Allen and Ryan Ciminelli.

No Walter Ray, no Bill O’Neill,

no Wes Malott. What’s wrong

with the big guy? Only one

other Texan besides Barnes

made a show, Mike Fagan, and

he’s a transplant. South Point

is rough on lefties, rough if

you throw it straight, basically

just rough if you don’t throw it

a certain way—hard and from

the left gutter. Regardless of

what pattern they put out, the

players end up throwing it over

the left gutter half way through

each block, which favors a

select few that can really open

up the lane. In Castillo’s words,

“It’s all about rev rate this year.

They added more volume of oil,

which added more down the

lane.” That’s the negative side

of bowling in only one center;

the lane surface will dictate

what “types” of players are

going to find success.

I mentioned in the last issue,

that Genie and Leisha will

be out in Las Vegas next week

to cover the WSOB for The

Bowling News. We are building

the list now of people we want

to interview. The PBA has so

many new and different things

going on that it should make

for some compelling stories.

Like Mike J. Laneside, and

Jackie Bowling, I mean who

are these people and where did

they come from? Hopefully in

a few weeks we’ll have that



Continued from Page 1

the second-largest multi-sport

event after the Olympic Games,

which are also held every four

years. Nearly 6,000 athletes in

36 different sports competed in

the American Zone.

Others capturing votes in a

very close vote this month were

Jason Belmonte, Australia,

winner of the PTT Thailand

Tournament, Osku Palermaa,

Finland, winner of the Columbia

300 Vienna Open, and Wu

Siu Hong, men’s division winner,

AMF Australian Masters.

Future Success of Bowling is

in the Younger Demographics

Muskegon, Michigan - The

popularity of bowling continues

to increase each year,

partially due to a younger

demographic gravitating

to the sport. Students, for

example, find bowling a

fun and inexpensive form of

casual entertainment. However,

there is also a growing trend

among high school and college

students joining competitive

bowling. In 2010, a record

number of students competed

in bowling tournaments.

The United States Bowling

Congress (USBC) reports over

50,000 high school and 3,500

college athletes competed in

bowling tournaments in 2010.

According to the Bowling

Proprietors Association of

America (BPAA), the bowling

industry’s trade association, as

of 2010 high school bowling

had seen double-digit growth

in five of its last eight seasons,

and the number of varsity

bowlers has more than doubled

within the past decade. In

2010, 47 states recognized

bowling on the high school

varsity or club level – a drastic

increase from 20 states in 2002.

During the 2010-2011 bowling

season, there was a record

number of participants at the

varsity level. As a result of the

popularity in bowling among

students, many colleges now

offer bowling scholarships

through the NCAA.

Bowling has become quite

popular as a competitive sport

among high school and college

students, as we have seen

trends change drastically to

include bowling as a varsity

sport. Many bowling centers

helped nurture this growth by

creating youth-oriented leagues

to spark an interest in student

bowlers and create a passion

for bowling at a young age.

This forward-thinking concept

created a new generation of

bowlers that will continue

to impact the popularity of

bowling in years to come,” says

Gary Smith of Brunswick.

In 2010, the USBC created

the Youth Education Services

(YES) Fund. YES initially began

developing a sports model

for bowlers 12 years of age and

older. This specially-designed

program involves testing teambased

competitions, development

of training and recruitment

programs which targets

the younger demographic.

“Brunswick is proud to be a

part of the YES Fund industry

initiative. It is great to see

companies make an investment

into the future of our industry

as we work together to create

a more positive experience

for our youth bowlers,” states

Brian Graham, Brunswick

Consumer Products.

Recently, Brunswick Bowling

& Billiards announced

its support of a new bowling

exhibit located in the Iowa

Hall of Pride. The exhibit was

designed to celebrate notable

achievements over the past

100-plus years by high school

graduates in Iowa communities.

A project of the Iowa High

School Athletic Association

(IHSAA), the Iowa Hall of Pride

honors past and present Iowa

high school students involved

in extracurricular activities

including athletics, academics,

and the arts.

Most recently, Brunswick

has offered $50,000 in matching

funds to the World Tenpin

Bowling Association for youth

development worldwide. These

funds will be used to help

build the next generation of


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This bowling event is a fundraiser for JJ Pounds, a 14 year old youth bowler out of Allen Bowl. JJ has

been diagnosed with a brain tumor and is undergoing treatments. His family does not have medical

insurance. Proceeds from this event will be used to help offset his medical expenses.

To be held at

Plano Super Bowl

2521 K Avenue, Plano, Tx. 75074; Phone 972-881-0242

Saturday, November 19, 2011 - 7:00 PM

(check-in will start at 6:00 PM - entries close at 6:45 PM)

$35.00 entry fee per team

Breakdown: $15.00 lineage, $20.00 to the Pounds Family

This is a non-sanctioned event - ANYONE can bowl

Must be one youth (20 years or younger) & one adult per team

Come and have a family night out for a good cause!!

We will have door prizes, raffles, 50/50's

All proceeds for raffles and 50/50's will go

to the Pounds family

Let's pull together to help this family.


Robert Jones, AMF Showplace Euless Lanes ..... 827

Paul E Wilson, AMF Showplace Garland Lanes ... 817

Andrew Kirshner, AMF Lewisville Lanes .............. 811

Chris Johnson, Cowtown Bowling Palace ............ 803

Brett Cooper, Brunswick Westcreek Lanes .......... 802

Jimmy McGahan, Forum Bowl .............................. 801

Les Burnham, Plano Super Bowl .......................... 798

Steve Fuhrman, Brunswick Zone Watauga ........... 791

Bryan Rogers, AMF Richardson Lanes ................ 782

Rudy Garcia, Jr., Cityview Lanes .......................... 777

Scott Millar, AMF Hurst Lanes ............................... 776

Bam Pride, Red Bird Lanes ................................... 771

Derek Eoff, AMF Spare Time Lanes ...................... 768

Aric Alcaraz, AMF DeSoto Lanes .......................... 766

Charles Consla, BRC Thousand Oaks .................. 762

Michael Keith, BRC Thousand Oaks ..................... 762

Les Burnham, USA Bowl ....................................... 760

Tracy Brock, Brunswick Zone Denton .................. 738

Richard Krecek, Rowlett Bowl-a-Rama ................. 721

Jim Reynen, Strikz ................................................. 708

Kevin Weatherford, AMF Irving Lanes .................. 612


Tabitha Wall, Rowlett Bowl-a-Rama ...................... 735

Amy Hart, Cowtown Bowling Palace ..................... 726

Bev Richardson, AMF Richardson Lanes ............. 704

Jennifer Hanson, Forum Bowl ............................... 703

Debby Oulicky, Plano Super Bowl ........................ 703

Amy Langham, Cityview Lanes ............................. 696

Cathy Nelson, Brunswick Westcreek Lanes ......... 696

Lindsey Walker, AMF Showplace Euless Lanes ... 692

Jennifer Curl, USA Bowl ........................................ 691

Bertha Sanchez, AMF Showplace Garland Lanes 687

Kara Congi, AMF Spare Time Lanes ..................... 685

Michelle Stewart, BRC Thousand Oaks ................ 684

Miki Jo Parish, Brunswick Zone Watauga ............ 678

Janet Miller, AMF DeSoto Lanes ........................... 651

Lisa Smithers, AMF Lewisville Lanes ................... 641

Dianna Donnelly, Brunswick Zone Denton ........... 628

Cathy Eberly, Strikz ................................................ 622

Lauren Daniels, Red Bird Lanes ........................... 620

Dana Short, AMF Hurst Lanes ............................... 570

JoAnn Helton, AMF Irving Lanes .......................... 529

At Cityview Lanes

Garcia, Jr. tosses 777,

Langham banks 696

Rudy Garcia, Jr. won the highset

race last week at Cityview

Lanes by hammering out hefty

279-280-218 = 777 marks in

Billie & Les High Pot action.

Amy Langham paced the

ladies scoring contest with a

laudatory 214-237-245 = 696 Mo’s

Matchpoint series.


Ron Palmer 265-715, John Heiliger

269-762, Cherie Deleon 247-677, Mary

Sanford 212-613, Josh Briggs 267-738,

Vicki Wright 225-556, Josh Castillo

227-581, Chris Rittenbury 265-722.

Cathy Simmank 204-556, Birdie

Auerbach 193-565, Mike Maas 257-760,

June Barker 212-573, Johnny Clopton

279-718, Linda Madewell 198-541, John

Martin 202-520, Kathy Devries 171-453.

Brandon Luper 290-761, Catie

Jensen 265-668, Nick Granado 278-750,

Corrina Urias 225-586, Ted Diesslin

267-697, Rock Joseph, Jr. 254-634, Amy

Langham 200-523, Frank Lenihan 290.


Chester Jones 268-698, Bobby Wineinger

267-711, Cheryl Killough 211-558.

At AMF Hurst Lanes

Millar rolls with 776

Scott Millar earned highseries

honors for the week at

AMF Hurst Lanes with a super

solid 258-279-239 = 776 Rainbow

Bowlers series.

Dana Short, Millar’s league

mate, led the ladies with a

rollicking 214-162-194 = 570 set.


Billy Brown 189-518, Cyndi Harres

161-432, Charles Young 212-607, Lucky

Hansen 192-551, Randy Alsobrooks

279-727, Loretta Belcher 195-546, Nathan

Bereuter 166-424, Linda Davis 163-361.

Joe Laehr 247-660, Linda Neal 214-

559, Cody Sheppard 276-740, Diana Kee

203-518, Candace Wilemon (127 avg) 232.

Robert Jones

This week’s high male is

Robert Jones who shot 279-258-

290 for an 827 series in the One

Grand league at AMF Showplace

Euless. Robert works in

the Aerospace industry. His

favorite pastime is recreational

bowling with wife, Clarice.

What is your high series? My

previous high series was 761.

How many 300’s have you

bowled? One, that I bowled in

December of last year.

Thoughts on your big night?

The lanes were good to me that

night. I only had to move one

board all night, and I was very

relaxed. The 800 series is the

standard for great accomplishments,

but I was trying not to

focus on it too much. I was just

trying to throw good shots. After

that first strike in the tenth

the last game it really relaxed

me and it was a good feeling.

What ball did you throw?

Storm Tropical Heat Black and

Silver; I have been using this

ball for six months and have

been really happy with it.

Who drills your balls? Up

Your Alley Pro Shop at AMF

Spare Time.

What is your all-time favorite

bowling ball? It has to be the

old Ebonite Stinger that I shot

my 300 with, or this one. Both

have been good options.

What is your average in this

league? Right now it’s 225

What is your all-time high

average? 219

How long have you been

bowling? I bowled summer

league as a kid, then got away

from bowling for a few years.

I got back into it in 1998, but

have only been bowling league

since August of last year, so

I haven’t bowled league for

10 years. I had been playing

softball with my friends, Steve

Dreyer, Leo and Jackie Furr,

but decided to bowl league

instead last year. We won the

league the first time out. I’m

bowling this year with John

Johnson, and Kyle McClunt.

Who is your favorite pro

bowler? I like Norm Duke and

Walter Ray Williams. They

just go about their business,

consistent, good spare-shooters,

no nonsense kind of guys.

Most memorable bowling

moment? Either shooting 300 or

winning that league championship.

It is always special to be

able to reminisce about winning

with your team.

Robert’s tip of the week: Stay

relaxed and try to have some

good positive energy and enjoy

the moment. When the lanes

are good to you, enjoy it.

Tabitha Wall

This week’s high female is

Tabitha Wall with 255-236-244

for a 735 series in the Wednesday

Mixers league at Rowlett

Bowl-a-Rama. Tabitha is

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computer programmer for The

City of Mesquite, and has been

with them for eight years.

What is your high series?


How many 300’s have you

bowled? 286

Thoughts on your big night?

Everything felt good and I was

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What ball did you throw?

The Storm Fast

Continued on Page 11




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Aaron Hanna passes at 33


Hanna passed

away last weekend

after a long

and courageous

battle with a

kidney disorder.

Hanna was

only 33 but has

been battling

the disease

since he was

10 years-old.

He is the son of

long-time area

bowler Paul

Aaron Hanna

Toal and wife Carolyn. “I never heard that boy complain one

time. Most never even knew that he was sick,” said Toal on

the strength of his son. “He loved to work with people and

help them get better at bowling. He recently started coaching

one of the area’s High School bowling teams,” said his

mom. Hanna made a big impact on those around him, and

his parents were surprised, pleased and amazed to see how

many lives that he touched. The word of his passing spread

faster than the family could have ever imagined, speaking to

the lasting connections that Aaron had made with so many

people. Hanna worked off and on at All Star Ennis Bowl

and his favorite hobbies were hunting, fishing and of course

bowling. He recently returned from a fishing trip to Port

Aransas with his sister where he reeled in a 40 lb. Red Fish.

He is survived by his parents, sister Annie, and brother Paul


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“I was shocked, and I

thought maybe I was dreaming

because I had just gotten out

of bed when I got the phone

call with the news I had been

selected,” said Feinblum, who

was recently

featured in a

segment on The

Learning Channel

focusing on

how her bowling

family helped

her in her battle

with breast cancer. “I just feel

very humbled because having

been on the USBC Hall of

Fame Committee, I know how

difficult it is to make it because

of all the worthy candidates.”

A physical education teacher

for more than 35 years, Helmer

dedicated his life to the growth

and development of youth and

collegiate bowling until his

passing in 2002.

He initiated the men’s and

women’s bowling programs

at Erie Community College in

Buffalo, N.Y., and led the Kats

Cathy Nelson, Cooper’s league

mate, rolled a sky-high 202-256-

233 = 696 set to lead the lady


Dale Farris shared high-game

honors with Cooper with an

award-winning 12-bagger.


John Jones 269-743, Denise Jones 255-

658, Brian Grange 267-738, Catie Jensen

237-654, Earl Laurence 256-733, Pearl

Tucker 233-643, Paul Parker 267-722, Nita

Stein 233-635, Vernon Smith, Jr. 245-703.

Lea Anne Sikora 235-620, Steven

Sanchez 277-701, Crystal Askins 227-

618, Danita Wyley 213-613, Dale Farris

744, Nigra Burnett 246-674, Ronnie

Everage 255-724, Anita Whitley 218-600.

Joey Howery 247-703, Sonja Nichols

182-453, Chuck Cox 236-653, Cassie

Williams 132-386, Trenton Steele

245-659, Silvia Steele 9, Nick Garcia

212-612, Rachel Garcia 160-422, Jeff

Hamlin 278-751.

Teresa Tibbs 189-504, Arlene

Holland 114-306, Laughton Smith

244, Nita Stein 211, Willie Jackson, Jr.

244-685, Fae Hogan 579, Jesse Negrete

245-648, Paula Armstrong 166-439.

Terri Trefger 268-662, Sylvestor

Boston 279, Gloria Llagas 256-643,

Ron Coggins 734, Willie Jackson, Jr.

278, Scott Atcheson 235, Patti Sprinkle

191-523, Jeff Auch 647, Tom Clark 247,

Dorina Hart 177.

William Bollinger 646, Leeann

Clark 455, Don Jordan 258, Mary Hove

202, Chester Jones 668, Darlene Jones

535, Ken Garber 225-658, Jennifer Korn

223-628, Greg Avery 268-674.

Barbara Avery 190-541, Adam

Martin 229-615, Suzanne Gardner 181,

Patti Sprinkle 483, Charles Covert 238-

677, Vicky Kopp 202, Karen Lob 537,

Billy Fontenot 266, Corene Cloud 205.

Laughton Smith 715, Melissa

Tomlinson 192-560, Tom Johannessen

243-658, Michelle Reynolds 192, Tilly

Triplett 556, Ronnie Burns 273, Kecia

Andries 236-643. Carlos Ortiz 267-685.

Doug Freemon 227-608, Barbara

Griggs 194-490, Cathy Lode 218-560,

Daniel Shue 223, Tonya Mangum 131,

Matt Aiken 205, Susan Seward 129.

to 16 National Junior College

Athletic Association men’s

titles and 21

women’s titles.

His men’s and

women’s teams

each claimed a

pair of national

titles as well.

Helmer was

active in the bowling industry,

serving on the Board of Direc-

At Red Bird Lanes

Pride records 771,

Daniel rolls 620

Bam Pride racked up an

estimable 235-246-290 =

771 series in Tuesday Men’s

Commercial action last week to

take top billing on the honor roll

at Red Bird Lanes.

Lauren Daniel, from the

Sunday Nite Mix group, paced

the Duncanville ladies with a tidy

208-199-213 = 620 set.


Jane Davis 191-567, Lauren Daniel

185-524, Billy Cathey 258-709, John

Hinckel 190-568, Dorothy Jones 197-

510, Pat Karre 204-536, Chris Groom

279-722, Deanna Hoffman 209-570.

Michael McKnight 254-686, Clay

Robinson 235-653, Jeffery Cathey 241-

620, Deanna Hoffman 290-594, Bradley

Robinson 258-727, Judy Dillabough

202-522, Michael Lewis 278-704.

Lynette Evans 191-487, James

Bridges 247-618, Alice Edwards 208-

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Sandra Hawkins 145-420, Michael

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At AMF Spare Time

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Congi belts 685

Chovanec, Katchelhoffer 300’s

Derek Eoff heated up the AMF

Spare Time Lanes last week with a

high-powered 248-254-266 = 768

STL Businessmen’s league series.

Kara Congi was high for the

ladies with a blistering 202-257-

226 = 685 Mates & Dates set.

Phil Chovanec shared

high-game honors with Matt

Katchelhoffer as each registered

an award-winning perfecto.


Andrea Jaksa 204-553, Harry

At Rowlett Bowl-a-Rama

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Krecek sees 721

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Tabitha Wall compiled a

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Richard Krecek led the guys

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707, Gaylene Wilson 498. Doug Fretz

225-621, Sandra Stratman 194-532,

Bob Costabile 268-708, Melissa George

235-599, Tamara Hamilton 244-627.

Gutierrez (2 games) 106-201, Rey

Benitez 245-604, Steve Potter 238-646,

Julie Nelson 198-513, John Mock, Sr.

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Bev Jones (2 games) 160-317,

Scott Ylda 215-631, Magen Hathaway

199-530, Susan Lee 215-587, Terry

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Vicki Shelton 163-440, Tony Boyd 707,

Susan Lee 693.


Ray Lanham (2 games) 148-295,

Myra Lovell (2 games) 181-314, Rodney

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524, Jim Ritchie (no tap) 262-655,

Jeannie Weber (no tap) 204-552.

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PBA to Return to Non-Exempt Tour for 2012-13

SEATTLE — The constantly

changing climate in the world

of professional sports has

prompted the Professional

Bowlers Association to return

to a competitive environment

that will re-open the doors to

its national tour to all aspiring

professional bowlers.

Changes in competition rules,

announced to the PBA membership

at the start of the PBA World

Series of Bowling, will mean the

end of the “exempt tour” concept

the PBA has employed since the

2004-05 season and a return to a

“non-exempt” Tour program for

the 2012-13 season.

“Over the past few years the

definition of an PBA Exempt

Tour player has changed fairly

dramatically,” said PBA Commissioner

Tom Clark. “For the

current season, the number of

exempt players was reduced from

an original field of 57 to 49 with

only two events (Carmen Salvino

Classic and the Pepsi PBA Elite

Players Championship) that fit the

traditional Exempt Tour model.

“With the goal of setting

the PBA on a new trajectory,

following discussions with

many players and industry

leaders, the PBA is announcing

a rules change that eliminates

the Exempt Player designation

beginning next season.

All tournaments during the

2012-13 season will be open to

all players – as most of them

have been the past two years

– with the PBA Tournament of

Champions and the new PBA

Elite Players Championship

being the exceptions.”

While competing to earn

Exempt Player status is no

longer an incentive, earning

a high position in the PBA

competition points list during

the 2011-12 season will still be

extremely important. Competition

points will determine

which players are eligible for

the season-ending Dick Weber

PBA Playoffs and will also be a

major factor in determining the

field for the PBA Elite Players

Championship, which will consist

of players who have won

major titles in the two most

recent seasons plus players

who rank high on the previous

season’s points list to round out

an exclusive field of 36.

“We have changed the name

of this year’s Pepsi PBA Exempt

Players Championship – which

will be part of the PBA World

Series of Bowling currently underway

in Las Vegas – to reflect

the changes. The event will now

be named the Pepsi PBA Elite

Players Championship, launching

a new Elite Players Championship

tradition,” Clark said, “and every

player in the Pepsi PBA Elite Players

Championship will cash.”

In conjunction with the

rules changes, the PBA will

revive the former Touring 1

and Touring 2 classifications

which identified players by the

number of events they entered.

Those classifications will

include specific membership

benefits and exposure similar

to the Exempt Tour model.

Touring 1 status will be

earned by players who bowl 80

percent of the PBA Tour events,

including the World Series of

Bowling, two additional majors

and three Xtra Frame Tour events.

Touring 2 status will be earned

by those who bowl 60 percent of

the Tour schedule including the

World Series, one major and one

Xtra Frame Tour event. Players

also must maintain a minimum

average of 190 in PBA Tour competition

to retain their eligibility

At Forum Bowl

McGahan topples 801,

Hanson collects 703

Towle 300, Allen 299

Jimmy McGahan’s first rate

267-268-266 = 801 Fast Lane Trio

session ended as the number-one

set of the week at Forum Bowl.

Jennifer Hanson, McGahan’s

league mate, took top honors for

the ladies with a tip-top 224-244-

235 = 703 set.

Brian Towle posted an awardwinning

12-bagger to win

high-game honors while Jeremy

Allen’s near perfect 299 solo took

runner-up honors.


Mark Neville 227-670, Pam Stewart

179-517, Lenny Solomon (9 pin) 300-

856, Pam Stewart (9 pin) 266-682,

Lessie Watkins 202-543, Holly Ginn

199-570, Brian Heath 233-667, Carol

McGinley 224-554.

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“We hope the rule change

concerning the dissolution of

the Exempt Player designation

and continued focus on the

value of the PBA Tour point list

will give more opportunities for

players to grow as top PBA players

and remove any confusion

over what being exempt entails,”

Clark concluded. “While elite

status may be awarded to fewer

players, the rewards for achieving

that status will have greater

value than it has in the past.”

Frank Mills (9 pin, 4 games)

300-1083, Nancy Lira (9 pin, 4 games)

255-816, Ricky Simon 239-637, Tammy

Henderson 220-553, Kyle McCullough

214-596, Donna Pulice 194-550.

Wallace Chambers 236-674, Silvia

Hernandez 195-506, Carl Wilson 258-649,

Gwen Pogue 232-608, Jimmy McGahan (4

games) 1028, Jennifer Hanson (4 games)

886, Jim Graham 247-700.

Annie Akanni 242-613, Mark

Willingham 275-703, Karen Hoyle 211-

565, Bill James 243-643, Ruthie Flores

193-545, Joseph Canales 255-697, Tami

Rogers 258-692, Bobby Scott 289-747.

Melody Rickie-Foster 236-685, Levi

Bryant 288-767, Denise Luquis 193-552,

Billy Dunn 246-690, Tricia Guzman

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The World Series of Bowling

can be summed up in either

two or three words. If its two

it would be ‘Sean Rash’ or if

it were three it would be ‘high

rev rate’.

Either way the WSOB was

dominated by the young guns

and their high velocity and

high rev rates. Quite frankly

if this is where bowling is

headed I will be forced into

early retirement because I

can’t physically throw a ball

that hard, nor am I capable of

putting that much hand into it.

I used to think that I could

throw a ball pretty fast, but

after watching those guys bowl,

I look like I’m in slow motion.

I have seen how dominate Rash

can be up close and personal,

in losing a two game match to

him in the Round of 8 a couple

of years ago in Fort Sill, OK.

All it took was ten minutes

of practice using a ball that

soaked up some oil and he

was able to trap me playing a

part of the lane that I had no

chance of beating him from. It

wasn’t fun at the time, but two

years later I think it was genius

and I love the strategy he used.

He was able to dictate where

I was going to play because

he knew I couldn’t physically

do what he does, and he used

that to his advantage. To me

Chris Johnson dominated

scoring last week at Cowtown

Bowling Palace by posting an

award-winning power-packed

279-257-267 = 803 Men’s Night

Out series.

Josh Burnham finished close

behind Johnson with an awardwinning

802 series.

Amy Hart earned fem scoring

honors with an outstanding

257/726 Ladies and Gents set.

Vernon Smith, Jr. posted an

award-winning 12-bagger to earn

high-game accolades.


Brian Lindsey 224-631, Randy

Cross, Sr. 195-543, Katie Tallant 203-

597, Tyler Sims 258-683, Gloria Llagas

268-718, Tony Edwards 255-671, Katie

Tallant 223-533, Bobby Shaw 250-648.

Mary Lou Timms 534, Dick Smith

268-683, Bill Williams 247-654, Leon

Aragon 247-722, Chris Morgan 688,

Jackie M 205, Jason Magallon 280-

696, Daniel Hughes 279-700, Jamie

Hines 583, Ben Morgan 258. Charlotte

Robertson 206, Les Messinger 254,

Katie Tallant 232-587, Theodis James

246-636, Lindsey Megredy 627, Romiro

when you can get to this level

of thinking then it completely

changes the game. This is part

of the challenge missing from

league bowling and house


Say what you will about

Rash, but you cannot argue

how special the feat he pulled

off truly is. He essentially

bowled 5 tournaments and beat

over 200 of the best bowlers

in the world every single day.

If you can do that once every

couple of years you can have

a career in bowling, but if you

do it every day you become the

old Tiger Woods.

Also this week the PBA

announced that they are doing

away with the exempt tour and

returning to open tournaments.

I think this is a good idea

because there is no way in

the world the PBA should be

turning away entries at this

point. Personally I loved the

idea of the exempt tour when

each player was guaranteed a

paycheck each and every week,

but over the last couple of

years, that had dwindled down

to next to nothing.

Without working for a ball

company or winning a major

you can’t earn enough money

to make a living on tour. This

week at the WSOB you could

beat 196 of the best bowlers in

At Cowtown Bowling Palace

Johnson jams 803,

Hart tosses 726

Burnham 802, Smith, Jr. 300

Botello 235-651, Sandra Waits 201, Bruce

O’Keefe 607, Michelle Teel 201-556. Mike

Velasco 289, Josh Burnham (4 games)

279-1051, Chris Johnson (4 games) 279-

Steve Fuhrman won the

battle for top billing last week at

Brunswick Zone Watauga with

power-laden 791 numbers in the

Men’s Commercial league action.

Miki Jo Parish-Dorin-Ballard

paced the ladies’ scoring race

with a career high 678 Thursday

Mixed set.

James LeCroy won high-game

honors with an award-winning



Jon Redfield 766, Mia Davis 574,

the world, finish 5th and miss

the show, and only make $2500

for your effort. All this, while

last February I won the Non-

Champions event in Houston

for $2000. What’s wrong with

this picture?

I don’t know how to fix the

problem (if I did I would start

up my own money making

venture), but everything

revolves around the money and


People didn’t get excited

about the Texas Rangers until

they were popular and winning.

You could say the same

thing about golf. It was most

popular several years ago

when Tiger was the story line

and everyone wanted to see

him play. The popularity is

what was sold to sponsors and

therefore more money for the


Somehow we have to

find a way to make bowling

something people want to

watch, and quite frankly if I’m

a bowler and I don’t even care

about watching it then what

does that say about the product.

It needs work!

I wouldn’t be much of a

journalist if I didn’t at least

mention the biggest story of

the week in sports. The debacle

at Penn State. When I think

of Penn State there are three

things that come to mind: 1)

cool uniform, but no helmet 2)

NFL running back, draft busts,

and 3) Joe Pa.

So the events that have

unfolded in the last week are a

shock to everyone. As much as

you respect Coach Paterno as

a legend in college sports his

departure from the university

and any possible sanctions

1072, Mike Moore 268-674, Dawn Crum

198-544, Paul Harrington 246-623, Rene

Miller 197, Chris Crum 243-614.


John Stewart 259-599, Wanda Eads

206-541, John Willis 231-599, Ima

Moreland 204, Bob Bailey 242, Alice

Cain 522, Red Kelly 236-601, Alice

Phillips 219-623, John Hunt 223-601.

Larrie Boyett 198-530, John Stewart

219-610, Karen Wittenberg 195, Don

Key 236-605, Alice Phillips 182-514,

Sherman Osbon 209, Wanda Eads

169-500, Randy Biel 191-535.

At Brunswick Zone Watauga

Fuhrman racks up 791,

Parish-CDB turns in 678

LeCroy 300

Tony Bundy 729, Dave Schwartz 727,

Tina Wright 614, Dave Henault 609,

Reva Lovett 463, Tim Schmerbach

640, Maria Kennedy 505, Duane

Skinner 535.

Jennifer Roberts 489, Justin Wyatt

681, Ashley Hannah 594, Lisa Head

562, Robert Bayer 648, Jen Skrodzki

257-605, William Loga 740, Debbie

Ensminger 649, Jason Green 670, Jill

Demuth 508.


Jimmy Hill 734, Frances Fox 492,

James LeCroy 738, Sue Condotta 528.

THE BOWLING NEWS | Thursday, November 17, 2011 | Page 7

against him are fully deserved.

It happens every day in this

crazy world where covering up

a crime makes you a part of it,

and when it comes to endangering

children, the stakes are

too high to turn a blind eye.

Anyone who could do such

despicable things to children

would no doubt be capable of

doing just about anything, and

I certainly wouldn’t want them

around my program.

Essentially the decision was

made to sweep this under the

rug and pretend it didn’t happen

so they could protect the

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Kobe Nelson 508, Bayleigh Padron 471,

Bryce Sheets 329, Amanda Amerson

428, Connor Strehlow 515, Rebekkah

Jones 434, BJ Hines (4 games) 447,

Megan Streck (4 games) 592.

At Cityview Lanes – David Graves

49-127, Olivia Williams 71-201, Mitch

Williams 82-221, Mallory Murphy 124-

306, Andrew Becker 90-225, Samantha

299, D’Ontae Rhone 202-601, Madison

Ward 141-398.

At AMF Showplace Garland Lanes

– Dakota Boyette 267-642, Jordan

Hodge 220-576, Amare Miller 133-393,

Hannah Cassell 133-347, Kaylan Nicholson

180-510, Jordan Hodge 220-630.

At Plano Super Bowl – Anthony

Simonsen 257-726, Shana Geerdes

279-686, Noah Raleigh-Turner 90-262,

Emma Johnson 67-183, Noah McElwey

137-380, Kristin Wood 109-296, Jaxon

Baron 204-480, Hailey Keister 153-429,

Hunter Kiefert 156-424, Zoey Ruby

151-394, Alexes Burton 237-653,

Lorenzo Benavides 244-652, Ashley

Hansen 225-628, Drew Claus 234-662,

Lindsay Paredes 224-570, Adam Smith

256-671, Jessica Bowen 172-461, Jaxon

Baron 179-498, Megan Cooley 139-377,

Anthony Simonsen 276-789, Veronica

Prior 149-395, Mitchell Whitehead

LeClear 160-450, David Becker 105-285,

Chloe Davis 66-176, Sam Ambani

158-395, Caitlyn Wallace 111-291, Blake

Grove 103-249, Connor Williams 73-

198, Brandon Bonner 62-181, Sydnee

LeClear 42-107, Josh Gibbs 166-425,

Matthew Becker 70-155, Stephanie

LeClear 51-100, Jeremy Petosa 203-

547, Cameron Royse 185-498, Thelma

Watson 166-443, Adam Sears 127-328,

Steven Morris 156-376, Khilya Dyche

168-414, Richard Blake 154-418, Austin

Schotanus 187-495, Tory Davis 107-283,

Jeremy Petosa 203-532, Alison Norman

90-248, Colton Treece 164-443, Katie

Hamlin 153-411, Dalton Sparks 111-276,

Thelma Watson 192-504, Tyler Meeks

192-455, Tanner Bankston 192-529,

Marin Smolcic 179-427, Matthew

Becker 199-564, Dillon Spark 107-276,

Andy Steed 172-443.

At Cowtown Bowling Palace –

Treyce Bass 108, Ramon Alcantar 166,

Gaby Gonzales 193-459, Shaylee Hubbell

179, Adam Beasley 279-695, Brittney

Martin 188-471, Chandler Ritsch 247-

619, Nadia Stone 182-537, Cody Franks

226-614, Jacob Boone 164, Randy Cross,

Jr. 221-595, Shyanne Johnson 200-551,


Youth Scores

Gilbert Leal headed the Southwest-area

USBC youth bowling

last week with a sky-high 257/717

series at BRC Thousand Oaks.

Brianna Hernandez, Leal’s

league mate, led the gals with a

rollicking 237/561 set.

At BRC Thousand Oaks, San

Antonio – Caden Blackmon 159-413,

Makayla Jacobs 150-344.

289-778, Maura Morgan 201-501, Nicki

Liu 223-615, Shana Geerdes 279-686,

Brad Rodda 255-735, Brianne Hansen

221-632, Rick Pierce 88-171, Hajrah

Ali 78-141.

At Red Bird Lanes – Jamall

Washington 178-480, Kaylee Hancock

164-467, Carissa Petrik 67, Chase Kuehnhold

144-280, Amanda Eans 101-196,

David Green 181-461, Makensie Martin

205-548, Madison Jones 68-181, Darrell

Simon 110-247, Cheyenne Hancock

141-377, T J Rudd 196-358, Amanda

Eans 102-203.

At Rowlett Bowl-a-Rama – Xavier

Gutierrez (2 games) 70-133, Zoe Park (2

games) 47-108, Isiah Freeman 151-383,

Madison Smith 94-257, Zachary Fowler


At Strikz – Klayton Colgrove 200-

501, Tara Meche 72-212, Alex Andrade

111-289, Katie Schuh 61-163.

Daniel Christopher 216.

At Forum Bowl – DJ Williams

224-572, Kayla Lopez 177-592, Kade

Pirtle 115-209, Shacayla Carter 132-

233, Trey Boles 108-199, Samantha

Brown 90-171, Adan Ruiz 143-397,

Amaya Boles 132-350, Dylan Rogers

147-375, Samantha Kuilan 109-281,

Zach Jennings 154-408, Lexey Hilker

158-429, Jason Honegger 147-377,

Kristin Hilker 145-405, Mitchel Neville

227-572, Shelbie Goad 159-457.

At AMF Spare Time Lanes – John

Howell 226-587, Z’Na Perez 211-567,

Nathan Hackler 83-158, Amiah

Johunkin 92, De’Siree Knight 161,

Charisa Graham 161, Christopher

Carson 112-311, Kelcie Crunk 134-355,

Liayah Lyons 220.


Continued from Page 7

Penn State name, but just as I

tell my daughter it’s better to

tell the truth now and suffer a

small consequence then to get

caught in a lie later and suffer

a much bigger consequence.

Paterno’s consequences

will be, a destroyed legacy

and years of ongoing court

settlements for the rest of his

life. It’s a small consequence

compared to the mental

and physical abuse the kids

endured because he did next

to nothing to stop something

he knew was going on. It’s a

sad day when protecting your

reputation is more important

than saving children from

harm. He is not in my Hall of

Fame that is for sure.


Anthony Simonsen, Plano Super Bowl ................. 789

Gilbert Leal, BRC Thousand Oaks ........................ 717

Adam Beasley, Cowtown Bowling Palace ............ 695

Dakota Boyette, AMF Showplace Garland Lanes 642

Jake Stewart, Brunswick Zone Denton ................. 628

Jake Whitson, AMF Richardson Lanes ................. 626

Nathan Runs Through, Brunswick Zone Watauga 612

Christopher McCaleb, AMF Showplace Euless ... 607

Cooper Cox, Brunswick Westcreek Lanes ........... 600

Denzel Goins, AMF Lewisville Lanes .................... 591

John Howell, AMF Spare Time Lanes ................... 587

DJ Williams, Forum Bowl ....................................... 572

Matthew Becker, Cityview Lanes ........................... 564

Klayton Colgrove, Strikz ........................................ 501

Jamall Washington, Red Bird Lanes ..................... 480

Zachary Fowler, Rowlett Bowl-a-Rama ................. 446


Shana Geerdes, Plano Super Bowl ....................... 686

Jordan Hodge, AMF Showplace Garland Lanes .. 630

Jaden Takayesu, AMF Showplace Euless Lanes . 613

Kayla Lopez, Forum Bowl ...................................... 592

Z’Na Perez, AMF Spare Time Lanes ..................... 567

Brianna Hernandez, BRC Thousand Oaks ........... 561

Brianna Avery, Brunswick Westcreek Lanes ........ 558

Miranda Bussell, Brunswick Zone Denton ........... 556

Makensie Martin, Red Bird Lanes ......................... 548

Nadia Stone, Cowtown Bowling Palace ................ 537

Morgan Reising, AMF Lewisville Lanes ................ 533

Thelma Watson, Cityview Lanes ........................... 504

Vanessa Vasquez, Brunswick Zone Watauga ....... 492

Ashley Hathaway, AMF Richardson Lanes ........... 454

Madison Smith, Rowlett Bowl-a-Rama.................. 257

Tara Meche, Strikz .................................................. 212


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

November 6, 2011 Western Bowl, Amarillo

November 20, 2011 Highland Lanes, Austin

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


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

Nov. 25,26 & 27, 2011 Chris Barnes Thanksgiving Youth Classic Tournament,

Plano Super Bowl, Plano, TX

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


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.

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St. Ambrose freshman named

Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow

ARLINGTON — Kyle Anderson

of Lockport, Ill., has been

selected as the 2012 Chuck Hall

Star of Tomorrow Award recipient.

Presented by the United

States Bowling Congress, the

award annually recognizes

star qualities in a male high

school senior or college student

who competes in the sport of


“It means so much to me

to be selected for this award,”

Anderson said. “I am honored

to be selected for a national

award honoring Chuck Hall

and one that has been given to

others who I have admired as

bowlers. It actually humbles

me to think about it.”

A freshman at St. Ambrose

University in Davenport, Iowa,

Anderson is studying accounting,

finance and business. He

also is taking sports management

courses, and someday

would like to have a career in

the bowling industry.

Anderson started bowling at

age 5, and when he was 6, he

said his league director gave

him a medal for Bowler of the

Year. From that point, he was

hooked on the sport.

A May 2011 graduate from

Lockport High School, Anderson

had a weighted grade-point

average of 4.13 on a 4.0 scale.

He was a three-time winner of

the Porter Pride Award, given

to a Lockport student for athletic

leadership and academic


On the lanes, he was the

first individual to win backto-back

high school bowling

titles in Illinois, winning the

state title in 2010 and 2011.

A five-time competitor at the

USBC Junior Gold Championships,

he finished eighth at the

2011 event in Las Vegas. He

placed 17th at the 2011 North

Pointe High School Singles


Anderson was selected to

the Dexter/USBC High School

All-American Team for 2010-11.

He has been active in community

service projects and helps

with the care of his 87-year-old

neighbor, a widow who lives

alone and cannot drive, by

bringing food, newspapers and

books and walking her dog.

The Chuck Hall Star of

Tomorrow Award is named for

the former Young American

Bowling Alliance executive

director, who spent much of

his life helping young people

through his association with

junior bowling.

For being selected for the

award, Anderson will receive a

$6,000 scholarship that will be

Kyle Anderson

formally presented at the 2012

USBC Convention to be held in

April in Arlington.

Chuck Hall Star Of Tomorrow

Award winners

Year, winner, hometown

1980 Chris Whitty, Simonton, Texas

1981 Drew Barthle, Tampa, Fla.

1982 Ricky Corona, Oakland, Calif.

1983 Dan Nadeau, Las Vegas

1984 Robert Beck, Houston

1985 Justin Hromek, Andover, Kan.

1986 Pat Healey, Wichita, Kan.

1987 Mark Fisser, Buena Park, Calif.

1988 Bradley Joinetz, San Antonio, TX

1989 Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan.

1990 Jason McCarty, Fultondale, Ala.

1991 Chris Williams, Anchorage,


1992 Robert Smith, Moorpark, Calif.

1993 Vince Biondo, Hoffman Estates, Ill.

1994 Michael Mullin, New City, N.Y.

1995 John Miller, Wichita, Kan.

1996 David Eisenberg, Kendall Park,


1997 Todd Filter, Cedarburg, Wis.

1998 James (Eddie) Kirtley, Bowling

Green, Ky.

1999 Andrew Cain, Glendale, Ariz.

2000 Scott Norton, Cypress, Calif.

2001 Sean Rash, Anchorage, Alaska

2002 Nathan Bohr, Austin, Texas

Lane Laughter

2003 Marc D’Errico, Rochester, N.Y.

2004 Patrick Haggerty, Weimar, Calif.

2005 Brandon Temple, Tempe, Ariz.,

2006 Eric Helmrich, Saint Leonard, Md.

2007 Jonathan Buckert, Rochester, N.Y.,

2008 Kyle Kahlden, Houston

2009 Chris Bardol, Brockport, N.Y.

2010 Andrew Koff, Miami, Fla.

2011 Brent Bowers, Mulvane, Kan.

2012 Kyle Anderson, Lockport, Ill.


Buja of Rockford, Ill., has

been selected to receive the

2012 Alberta E. Crowe Star of

Tomorrow Award. The award

is presented annually by the

United States Bowling Congress

to a female high school senior

or college student who has

excelled in the sport of bowling

as well as off the lanes.

“Being selected as the

Alberta E. Crowe Star of

Tomorrow winner is definitely

an honor,” Buja said. “Former

winners of this award have

gone on to become important

figures in the world of competitive

bowling, and it is incredible

to receive the same award

that these women received.”

Buja is a sophomore at

the University of Maryland

Eastern Shore, where she is

majoring in Human Ecology -

Dietetics. She plans to become

a physician’s assistant or

attend medical school.

A two-time member of the

Dexter/USBC High School All-

American Team, she was a fouryear

member of the Jefferson

High School bowling team and

was captain her last two years.

She helped her team win the

state title in 2008 and had a 300

game as Jefferson was the state

runner-up in 2010, her senior

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Maryland Eastern Shore bowler named

Alberta E. Crowe Star of Tomorrow

Megan Buja

year. Off the lanes, she was

class valedictorian, editor of the

school yearbook, class secretary

and student council member.

Sue Williams, coach of the

Jefferson High School program,

has known Buja since she

started competing in the area’s

middle school program.

“At age of 12, she showed

the determination to be the best

she could be, not only on the

bowling lanes, but also academically

and socially,” Williams

said in her recommendation.

“I have come to appreciate her

many fine qualities, and I have

watched her grow as a bowler

and a person.”

Buja already has enjoyed

success on the collegiate level

as a member of the UMES team

that captured the USBC Intercollegiate

Team Championships

and NCAA Women’s Bowling

national titles in 2011. She also

qualified for the USBC Intercollegiate

Singles Championships.

She made the Dean’s List in fall

2010 and spring 2011 and was

a National Collegiate Bowling

Coaches Association Academic


Her community volunteer

activities include serving as

a middle school and junior

league bowling coach, working

as a lane monitor for Special

Olympics, church mission trips

and participating in the Relay

For Life.

Named in honor of the

seven-term president of the

Women’s International Bowling

Congress, the Alberta E. Crowe

Star of Tomorrow Award is

presented to a female USBC

member who exhibits star

qualities such as distinguished

bowling performances on

the state and national levels,

academic achievement and

extracurricular and community


For being named the Alberta

E. Crowe Star of Tomorrow,

Buja receives a $6,000 scholarship

that will be presented at

the 2012 USBC Convention in

Arlington in April.




Year, winner, hometown

1961 Betty Kuczynski, Cicero, Ill.

1962 Joy Abel, Lansing, Ill.

1963 Judy Soutar, Leawood, Kan.

1964 Ann Bosworth, Belleville, Ill.

1965 Karen Linton, El Paso, Texas

1966 Betty Jo Crow, Fairway, Kan.

1967 Mildred Ignizio, Rochester, N.Y.

1968 Pamela Carver, Phoenix, Ariz.

1969 Janice Sue Reichley, Dallas

1970 Cheryl Robinson, Destrehan, La.

1971 Rosalyn Raab, San Antonio, Texas

1972 Karen Gustafson, Sunland, Calif.

1973 Leslie Ferris, Arlington, Va.

1974 Pam Dusek, Ontario, Calif.

1975 Donna Adamek, Apple Valley, Calif.

1976 Regina Loveall, Amarillo, Texas

1977 Kathy Kirst, San Antonio, Texas

1978 Nikki Gianulias, Vallejo, Calif.

1979 Audrey Gable, Whitehall, Pa.

1980 Tish Johnson, Panorama City, Calif.

1981 Shelley Johnson, Toledo, Ohio

1982 Vicki Parker, Pelham, N.H.

1983 Laura Dulisse, Blauvelt, N.Y.

1984 Kristine Gross, Citrus Heights, Calif.

1985 Becky Kregling, Stratford, Conn.

1986 Lori Benge, Wichita, Kan.

1987 Dionne Lee, Modesto, Calif.

1988 Lynda Norry, Concord, Calif.

1989 Stefanie Marek, Wilmington, Del.

1990 Kelly Everding, Arvada, Colo.

1991 Laura Ross, Mahwah, N.J.

1992 Kari Murph, Dayton, Ohio

1993 Elizabeth Johnson, Niagara Falls, N.Y.

1994 Pamela Inloes, Modesto, Calif.

1995 Kassy Hyman, Dyer, Ind.

1996 Michelle Ewald, St. Claire Shores, Mich.

1997 Kimberly Claus, Mesquite, Texas

1998 Diandra Hyman, Dyer, Ind.

1999 Amy Rocco, Phoenix

2000 Robin Crawford, Hendersonville, Tenn.

2001 Melissa Bellinder, Fullerton, Calif.

2002 Anita Manns, Austin, Texas

2003 Lindsey Coulles, Centerville, Ohio

2004 Amanda Burgoyne, Newport, Minn.

2005 Cassandra Leuthold, Blackhawk, S.D.

2006 Josie Earnest, Vandalia, Ill.

2007 Joi Bell, Pflugerville, Texas

2008 Brittni Hamilton, Webster, N.Y.

2009 Ricki Williams, Wichita, Kan.

2010 Heather D’Errico, Rochester, N.Y.

2011 Nicole Mosesso, Centerville, Ohio

2012 Megan Buja of Rockford, Ill.

At AMF Irving Lanes


bags 612

Kevin Weatherford’s stellar

215/612 Odds and Ends series

took top honors for the week at

AMF Irving Lanes.

JoAnn Helton paced the gals

with a nice 192/529 Senior VIP’s



Jessie Hodgkiss 248, Bobby Ullman

599, Beulah Burgess 187, Stanley

Henderson 232, Mary Lay 483, Al Nagel

565, June Trout 185-459, Paul Mahon

213-544, Brenda Ullman 154, Chris

Tidwell 193-526.

Kathy Wilson 392, Dennis Holder

191, Tessie Wells 144-388, Kenny

Stearns 516, Mary Lay 189, Curtis

Engel 202-537, Louise Feuberbacher

514, Hillary Kraus 188-508.

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Turbo Renews Sponsorship for 2012

Military Bowling Championships

Turbo Bowling Accessories

has renewed their sponsorship

for the 2012 Military Bowling

Championships to be held

January 15-19 in Las Vegas.

More than 180 six-member

teams are expected to compete

in this 55th annual event at the

Orleans and Gold Coast Bowling

Centers in Vegas. The event

also includes Doubles and

Singles competition, Sweepers

and Mixed Doubles.

“Turbo is once again

delighted to have the opportunity

to give back and support a

great event for our active and

Les Burnham headed the

honor roll for the week at USA

Bowl with a hard-hitting 278-

233-249 = 760 Golden Age Trio

league session.

Jennifer Curl paced the ladies

with a classy 257-211-223 = 691

Pony Express set.

John Vance’s award-winning

12-bagger garnered high-game



Maggie Jo Hipskind 176-481, Steven

Lewis 277-688, Lisa Rubin 248-618,

Craig Patterson 236-684, Vanessa

Brown 214-616, Clayton Couch (4

retired military service men

and women!” said Lori Tessmar,

Turbo’s President.

“We are very proud of this

event and of all who participate

in it,” said Brad Edelman, from

High Roller. “We are always

striving to have the finest companies

involved, and we are

thrilled to have Turbo continue

their sponsorship.”

As in previous years, The

Turbo Prize Patrol will be in

full effect. Contestants will

be randomly selected daily to

receive free prizes. Be sure

to sport your Turbo logo

At USA Bowl

Burnham levels 760,

Curl uncorks 691

Vance 300

games) 276-832, Mindy McNeal (4

games) 196-656.

Jack Soria 279-759, Jennifer Curl

257-675, Jim Ellis 181-507, Pat Sheetz

192-505, Craig Ritz 208-549, Sheila

Capps 138-357, Don Schultz (2 games)

222-441, Donna Abel (2 games)


Jim Ellis 200-521, Amy Collins 243-

611, Brad Ellis 246-662, Chris Wooley

179-456, Tracy Hallberg 224-626, John

Reger 279-720, Amy Brown 239-631,

Philip Martinez 166-458, Michelle

Furlow 124-323.

Bill Shirley 172-470, Kaye Cameron


Date: Nov. 19

Time: 1 PM-3PM

3 man teams (any

mix), 80% of 210

Handicap (individual).

Average cap of 600


Entry fee: $20 a man or $60 a team

Format: 3 games moving a pair to the right after

each game.

Brackets and Crossovers will be available.

Winning team will receive a ham for each bowler.



4330 Thousand Oaks Blvd.

San Antonio, TX 78217


patches once again provided

with registration materials.

Turbo representatives will be

on-site throughout the week

to offer information on their

expanding line of accessory

products. Turbo will also offer

discounted and convenient grip

replacement services, apparel

and other new accessory items

for purchase.

Turbo joins industry sponsors

Storm, USBC, 3G High

Performance Shoes, Boyd Gaming,

K&K Bowling Services,

Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Jack

Daniel’s, Pabst Blue Ribbon,

Pepsi, EFXbowling.com, Kaplan

Continued on Page 13

At Brunswick Zone Denton

Brock fires 738,

Donnelly delivers 628

Collier 300

Tracy Brock compiled a

top flight 257-289-192 = 738

Corporate Rollers league series

to gain the top spot on the honor

roll last week at Brunswick Zone


Dianna Donnelly, Brock’s

league mate, led the ladies with

an impressive 182-235-211 =

628 set.

Chuck Collier claimed highgame

honors with an awardwinning



John Maynard 246-663, Diann

Overgaard 173-486, Mike Wittmis

267-716, Amanda Farrell 201-577, Ray

Studnicki 233-658, Devonna Hoffman

212-562, Jerod Day 225-620, Amber

Walters 189-560.

At BRC Thousand Oaks

Consla, Keith tie at 762,

Stewart snares 684

Crosby, Keith and Ledwig 300’s


Consla and Michael Keith tied

for the top spot on the honor roll

last week at BRC Thousand Oaks

as both fired a power-packed

762 series.

Consla posted 270-268-224

games in Not so Holy Rollers

action, while Keith rolled 258-

246-258 lines in Early Mixed

league play.

Michelle Stewart, Keith’s

league mate, registered a sizzling

222-219-243 = 684 set to lead the

ladies high-set chart.

Rob Crosby, Michael Keith and

Justin Ledwig shared high-game

honors as each recorded awardwinning



Brenda Clink 200-506, Wanda

Hannah 186-527, Rick Lugo 285-

619, Carol Kenney 248-605, Norn

Dominguez 245-714, Gwen Cobb

At AMF Showplace Garland

Wilson pockets 299/817,

Sanchez mints 687

Hightower, Reed 300

Paul E Wilson outdistanced

the competition last week at

AMF Showplace Garland Lanes

with a red hot 260-299-258 =

817 Sons of Herman Friendship

league series.

Bertha Sanchez, from

the T.G.I.F. group, posted an

impressive 237-223-227 = 687 set

to lead the lady bowlers.

Don Hightower and John Reed

shared high-game honors as each

recorded award-winning perfectos.


Tony Volner (no tap, 2 games)

242-443, Jennifer LaChance (no tap,

2 games) 224-422, Mike Wittmis

259-732, Jennifer Brockette 213-580,

David Wernert (4 games) 231-844,

Linda Stevens 257-562.

Ray Studnicki 253-660, Kady

Wilkinson 174-478, Keith Bancewicz

276-674, Cindy Wiederrich 207-498,

Randy Beard 245-686, Linda Long

236-596, Phillip Yoder 235-644, Betsy

Sheats 225-535.

Roger Shady 222-601, Betsy Sheats

183-487, Bill Gorman 179-516, Maria

Altieri 153-421, Carl Dreessen 256-705,

Nancy Dreessen 194-488.


Phil Hughes 256-718, Dee

Jungerman 201-517, Sheryl Stein


223-616, Glen Mossler 246-572, Beulah

Pritz 194-460.

Tyrone Murray 222-612, Herb Van

Gundy 289-658, Jamie Hall 248-653,

Mike Phoenix 240-648, Ruby Edmister

191-472, Sarah Buck 178-490, Quentin

Snow 268-658, Trisha Lepri 224-556.

George Van Tine 243-665, Sheila

Van Gundy 220-571, Justin Ledwig 750,

Jessica Hirschman 247-655, Brandon

Lee 266-732, Vera Brown 205-497,

Barbara Neve 197-521, Michael Keith


Felicia Sorrells 242-601, Helen

Keith 223-651, Ron Crosby 730, Delores

Walker 257-654.


Tyrone Crosby 241-683, Edna

Martin 224-607, Larry Maureschat

244-630, Maria Velazquez 196-496, Bill

Hogan 279-624, Terry Vance 224-624,

Joe Perez 246-539, Betty Laskowski

196-534, Pita Quinney 182-543.

Ted Pritts 290-755, Lisa Samsel

204-553, Joyce Lindley 214-530, Kelley

Dickey 210-683, Ashley Byrd 160-401,

Lorriane Plantey 195-470, Tom Weaver

201-553, Kathy Hopkins 210-546, Larry

Calton 246-621. Judy Parker 168-487,

Josh Seaton 262-650, Melora Wilt 175-

457, Russell Parks 268-699, Robert D

Moss 213-547, Joan Mowery 166-462,

Bruce Coleman 268-715, Tonjah Castro

258-664, John Brackey 278-650. Rose

Gisi 184-507, Joe Garrison 217-629,

Rita Williams 157-460, Michael Ensey

256-716, John Reed 706, Terry Teofan

248-676, Jessica Taylor 268-672, Daniel

Adams 290-757, Don Hightower 793.

Tonjah Castro 223-606, Nathan Cox

253-703, Linda Chambers 238-666,

David Rawls 278-723, Evelyn Rawls

192-541, David Taylor 279-740, Shawn

Taylor 137-400.


Continued from Page 1

Series formats, after eight games

of qualifying, the top 16 players

advanced to an additional six

games, and twice in four events,

Rash and Belmonte were paired

together for the semi-final

round. It is a standard in PBA

competition that the first bowler

done on a pair is to write all

scores for fellow competitors

on the pair, and as Belmonte

finished first, he failed to write

the scores for Rash on multiple

occasions. Whether or not it is

a big issue, it is a standard that

all players know and follow,

and given their recent history,

it is quite apparent that there is

more to it than simply Belmonte


Rash took offense once

again to the actions of Belmonte,

and while it did not

nearly escalate to the level of

this summer’s Team Shootout,

Rash voiced his displeasure,

even getting the attention of

Chris Barnes on the adjacent

pair, and fully renewing the

rivalry of Rash and Belmonte.

Through the first five events at

the World Series of Bowling, both

Rash and Belmonte have reached

the televised finals together in

three events, the WSOB Chameleon

Open, GEICO Shark Open

and the PBA World Championship.

In the first two, there is a

very high chance that the two

will face one another, and one

can only believe there will be

high emotions involved, and

potentially even some tension.

The two have since sat

down with one another and

had a heart-to-heart talk to

attempt to ease some of the

tension, with no word coming

out of what was said or

discussed, but the rivalry was

started months ago, and clearly

will continue.

Some believe that much

of this is petty complaining,

but nonetheless, it is great for

Continued on Page 11


Chris Johnson led the honor roll with a booming 826 at AMF

Jupiter…Ken Washington with 815 at AMF DeSoto…Chris Groom

led AMF Richardson with 809…Chad shot 774 at AMF Hurst…

Daralynn Stewart led the ladies with 730 at AMF Jupiter…Mrs.

Tam Wasson shot 703 at Plano…Colene Dodd was high at AMF

Richardson with 687…the Scroggins Pro Shop, consisting of

Jason Williams, Gary Robinson, Steve Hauk, DJ archer, and

Mike Scroggins won the Brunswick World Team Challenge in

Las Vegas, and $10,000…Fred Barnes won the SASBA event in

Houston over everybody’s best buddy Big Al Woolum, where is

Big Al these days…Michelle Adams wins NABI at AMF Jupiter…

Shawn Shankle shot 299 at AMF Jupiter…Londell Spencer shot

300 at BRC Watauga…Youth, Chris Delaney shot 760 at PSB.


Tee Thrower led the honor roll with 298/810 at Hurst…Rick

Minier with 804 at Blazer…Mr Action, Lynn LeFlore shot 792 at

Showplace-Garland…Jeff Tomertoe rolled 300/784 at Westcreek…

Mickie Archer led the ladies with 706 at DC SW…Bev Richardson

was high at Blazer with 299/702…Lisa Heath shot 683 at Forum…

Linda Taylor shot a roaring 618 at Watauga…Bill Walker won

the $5000 first prize for the Texas Masters Thanksgiving Classic,

Wayne Huyck got second, anybody remember that dude…Jess

Stayrook beats Ron Palombi for the Brunswick World Open title

and $34,000…Brad Ellis shot 299 at Showplace-Euless, congrats

that’s was a big game for you…in youth action, Travis Pirotte

shot 673 at Red Bird…Julie Locke 582 at Plano…James Schaffer

518…Chad Newman of Chad’s Pro Shop shot 403 at Euless, I

guess even superstars have to start somewhere.


Jim Arney was high at Berry Bowl with 781…Bobby Pope

wins $1000 for BBA title at Golden Triangle…AT Highland rolls a

300/793 at Bowlerland…Marcia Lambert shot 600 at Wedgwood…

Dennis Anderson shot 761 at Lewisville…Del Ballard won the

TTBA at Jupiter, beating Ted Warren to win $1000…Ballard

also shot a huge 822 at Jupiter…Marc Simpson rolls 678 at All

Star West…Sue Elmore rolls 602 at Red Bird…Diane Chadwick

wins first BOM title at Circle…Mike Gray was high at Richland

with 735.

At Plano Super Bowl

Burnham smashes 798,

Oulicky plasters 703

Lavery and Whitney add 300s

Les Burnham led the scoring

parade for the week at Plano

Super Bowl with a thundering

268-265-265 = 798 Pepsi Classic

league series.

Debby Oulicky topped the

ladies again this week with a

blue-ribbon 232-225-246 = 703

Texins Mixed Classic set.

Sean Lavery and Ryan

Whitney shared high-game

accolades as each registered an

award-winning 12-bagger.


Kevin Prior 269-671, Christie

Daniels 247-685, Darren Whitehead

290, Charles Preston 290-748, Tayna

Vulmen 225-617, Bill Ferguson 268-

786, Melba July 204-556, Brent Miller


Maria Mayers 204-568, Casey Park

267-665, Diane Wallentine 225-621,

Kathy Denison 165-468, Judy Conover

164-462, Brian Meadows 236-674, Lyn

Graham 190-504, Steve McBride 260-694.

Eva Rhodes 192-563, Dave Cogburn

232-669, Donna Pollock 193-521, Eric

Browning 289-753, Monica Morris 236-

635, Mike Southward 229-651, Karen

Clevenger 213-610, Justin Pittsinger


Sheila Sledge 200-493, Denise

McElvoy 204-567, Michelle Artman

210-546, Ed O’Keeffe 227-537, Sandy

Genovese 163-456, George Vaughn

268-767, Ashley Adams 219-628, Mark

Plagens 264-704.

FRISCO – Jim Reynen posted

a top-notch 172-257-279 = 708

Trio League series to head the

honor roll for the week at Strikz.

Cathy Eberly paced the ladies

with a fine 244-210-168 = 622

Morning Glories set.


Ron Shive 226-622, Candy Torrey

194-539, Milt Whitham 199-572,

Jennifer Blythe 213-521, John Carter

213-590, Pat Sniderwin 201-530, Luanne

Hinsey 176-459, Carlos Saflor 235-640.

Romeo Rivera 202-497, Jimmy


Continued from Page 3

Who drills your balls? Wicks

Pro Shop, I’ve been going there

for at least 8 years.

What is your all-time

favorite bowling ball? I like

Storm products in general; they

work really well with my high

ball speed.

What is your average in this

league? 203

What is your all-time high

average? 209

How long have you been

bowling? My parents bowled in a

league for several years with Ray

Johnson. I would go the bowling

alley and watch them bowl, and

then started in the Saturday league

when I was 16. I’ve been bowling

ever since. I even met my husband

Sam, in a league at Grove Country.

Who is your favorite pro

bowler? Norm Duke because

of his versatility, Kelly Kulick,

and also Liz Johnson.

Most memorable bowling

moment? Bowling in a SW

Regional PBA event and almost

making the top 16th. It was

only the second PBA tournament

I had ever bowled so I

was very proud of that.

Tabitha’s tip of the week:

The tip that has helped me the

most, is to figure out who the

best people are to listen to. It’s

important to have a few people

that you can really trust that

know your game. You don’t

want too many people giving

you advice because then it just

gets confusing. The other aspect

is to know your own game,

there is no substitute for knowing

what adjustments to make

when it is just you out there.

Dawn Klapper 246-662, John Gough

256-705, Diane Wallentine 234-590,

Patty Ellington 220-611, Julie Barrett

213-579, George Vaughn 279-763,

Jeanette Morris 191-543, Greg Gray


Diane Wallentine 213-594, Robert

Eidenier 278-769, Ashley Goss 223-570,

David Nolan 258-708, Mike Boss (4

games) 289-1057, Megan Simon (4

games) 248-818, Randy Baille 258-666.

Eva Rhodes 235-592, Dave Verrelli

258-719, Jeanette Verrelli 221-602,

Steven Grimes 242-695, Debbie

Lambert 259-639, Rick Mann 269-710,

Cindy Mann 207-582, Libby Cherry 259.

At Strikz

Reynen racks up 708,

Eberly snags 622

Francisco 165-451, Rick Irvine 267-684,

Angela Garcia 196-493, Ron Shive

222-612, Mike Johnson 235-667, Tracy

Buckaloo 179-500, Mike Matusik 235-634.

Susan Powell 181-449, Mark Timm

251-627, Mary Kay Stone 139-387, Keith

Smith 234-680, Cathy Eberly 182-529,

Kenneth Judge 249-629, Debbie Colby

186-527, Chris Johnson 226-631.

Denise Alexander 156-409, Chris

Covey 255-643, Laine Barr 182-524,

Steve Gewurz 216-620, Deanna

Goldsmith 176-481, Rick Brewer 215-

598, Sarah Rise 160-440.

THE BOWLING NEWS | Thursday, November 17, 2011 | Page 11


Continued from Page 10

the PBA and great storylines

to build around. The two

currently have been at the top

of their respective games and

with both being very high

emotion, exciting players, the

anticipation will only build as

the televised finals approach

and fans wait to see what will

happen next.


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SASBA Results:

Minier heats up in Finals to

win in Baton Rouge

By Jim King

Consider the following…

Mark Williams averaged 238 in

the qualifying to lead the field.

In the first seven games of

the finals, he averaged 238 as

well…yet he now trailed Rick

Minier by 163 pins.

Rick averaged 260 for the

finals and won his first seven

matches. Nobody else could

figure out the carry as well as

Rick and Mark.

Pete Thomas finished with



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Andrew Lowy

Russell Corwin

Cody Carlton


a rush for 3rd, Dale Dumbleton

got 4th and Jim Stephens

rounded out the top five.

Thanks to Kenny Winstead

and Rusty Bethley for their

hard work obtaining sponsors

and promoting the tournament.

The Metro Bowl staff

worked hard as well.

Rusty Beach made his first

finals. Dumbleton, Stephens

and Robert Dunaway had the

only 300s.

T.J. Johnson wins 5th

SASBA title!

By Jim King

T. J. Johnson grabbed the

lead after two games of the

finals and bowled steady the

next five games to lead Pete

Thomas by 65 pins entering the

title match.

T. J. settled the issue early

as he ran off the front six on

his way to shooting 248 and

nailing down the title.

Joe Lecroy started the

tournament with 170- 160

games before finding his stride

and whacked ‘em the rest of

the way to grab 2nd.

Dennis Francis bowled on

A squad Sunday morning and

shot 300 the last game to go

around Pete. Robert Dunaway

rounded out the top five.

Thanks to Mike Holland and

crew for being gracious hosts.

Del-Mar is one of our best

stops…thanks largely to Mike’s

promotion of the tournament.

We had nine first -time

bowlers and Joe Vickrey, Walter

Goldston and Rick Moseng

all made their first finals.

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It was supposed to be a

party, a traditional part of the

Kingdom International bowling

event in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia,

but the party in the darkness

of a March night almost turned

into a disaster when a group

of bowlers drove high-powered

all-terrain vehicles and dune

buggies out onto the sand


There was a multi-vehicle

crash. Three of the bowlers

sustained serious injuries, including

England’s Dom Barrett,

who was driven back to the

campsite with a blood-spattered

forehead, swollen face and a

fractured collarbone. Barrett

and the other injured bowlers

have now fully recovered,

which the English star proved

Sunday in Reno, Nev., where he

won the PBA West/Northwest

Region Sands Regency Casino

Open at the National Bowling

Stadium for his first PBA title.

Barrett, who currently ranks

fifth on the European Bowling

Tour points list, posted

an 8-2 match play record and

compiled 4,126 pins, including

match play bonus pins, to


Continued from Page 15

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Direct+ applies conditioner

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application provides unmatched


For the first time ever,

Brunswick will be sponsoring

a premiere Media Lounge for

all local, national and international

media attending the

World Series of Bowling from

November 17-20. The Brunswick

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media guests complimentary

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reporters to interview professional

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leaders. Media guests will also

receive exclusive press seating

for tournaments.

THE BOWLING NEWS | Thursday, November 17, 2011 | Page 13

win the $2,000 first prize in

Reno by 16 pins over new PBA

member Josh Blanchard of

Gilbert, Ariz.

Ironically, Blanchard also

bowled in the Saudi Arabia

event in March and he, too,

sustained minor injuries in an

earlier ATV crash in the desert.


Continued from Page 10

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At AMF Richardson

Rogers crushes 782,

Richardson produces 704

McBride 300

Bryan Rogers pocketed prime

248-256-278 = 782 numbers in

XXXX Rated action to lead the

scoring contest for the week at

AMF Richardson Lanes.

Bev Richardson, from the

Classic Trios group, rolled a riproaring

277-215-212 =704 set to

lead the lady bowlers.

Steve McBride, Roger’s league

mate, rolled an award-winning

12-bagger to earn high-game



Dan Levitan 194-548, Debbie

Whitson 168-454, Bill North 208-592,

Flo Arista 173-455, Cindy McBride

248-661, Hoss Cowan 267-646, Tina

Johnson-Stewart 202-5354, Chris

Johnson 246-659.

At AMF DeSoto

Alcaraz wheels 766,

Miller handles 651

Pride 300, Fletcher 298

Aric Alcaraz won high-set

honors last week at AMF DeSoto

Lanes by polishing off robust

229-259-278 = 766 numbers in

DeSoto Classic action.

Janet Miller, Alcaraz’s league

mate, led the ladies with a classy

212-181-258 = 651 set.

Bam Pride claimed high game

honors with an award-winning

12-bagger. Jim Fletcher took

runner-up honors with a 298 solo.


Pedro Silva, Jr. 279-710, Dellie

Bolton 215-578, Bob Gray 235-657,

Lynette Berry 286-648, Jimmie Smith


Continued from Page 1

me a lot that day, helping me to

stay focused and focus on my

fundamentals.” Hough felt like

he got into a grove “the pins

just seemed to fall my way,

it was one of those days.” He

doesn’t take the series lightly

though. He is very proud of his

honor score and the accompanying

state title.

Hough is not a highly

competitive bowler, though he

does carry a 203 average in

his bowling league at Terrell

Bowling Center. He bowls one

or two tournaments a year and

doesn’t practice a lot. However,

he is always looking to improve

his average each year and learn

new things while bowling in

his league.

In all the Texas Mixed State

Tournament crowned champions

in 18 different divisions

and awarded over $65,000

in their prize fund. For final

results, you can visit www.

texasbowling.com and click on

the Mixed State link.

LaNisha Wilcox 207-565, Michael

Broing 287-618, Joyce Kerby 183-475,

James Alexander 237-648, Delynda

Lanzillo 208-568, Ed Bedford 247-691,

Barb Wygren 201-556, Jerry Anderson


Billie Richardson 154-418, Phil

Rudnick 268-758, Cory Dollard 267-729,

Kathleen Wright 255-638, Wes Wade

258-680, Jae Wainscott 201-550, Bill

Vasquez 214-585, Lana Gray 165-444.

Joshua Curlett 247-669, April

Walder 158-449, Bill North 226-639,

Sandee Lowe 196-446, Sandy Watson

252-661, Rhonda Yoshida 220-606,

Chuck Kelly 246-679, Terry Shannon


Gary Makanani 203-556, Alison

Jones 115-340, Les Drake 267-690,

Danyelle Becker 214-576.

279-759, Janet Miller 226-613, Wes

Milliorn, Jr. 277-713, Kathy Sirovica


Johnny Hopkins 206-600, Angela

Chalmers 191-532, David Hernandez

225-659, Lisa Alonzo 198-529, Bam

Pride 746, Jessica Lowy 215-570, Videll

Kelly 236-647, Lynette Harris 223-566.

Michael Snowden 280-737, Ronni

Johnson 217-611, Jim Fletcher 718,

Drenda Sneed 255-602.


James Bridges 204-559, Billie

Bradley 174-515, Payton Driggers 193-

562, Sue Hill 218-555.

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Fagan tops international

field in Bayer Viper Open

LAS VEGAS — Hoping for

his third Professional Bowlers

Association Tour title, Mike

Fagan of Dallas, led an international

field of four players

Saturday who advanced to

the televised finals of the PBA

Bayer Viper Open at South

Point Lanes.

After 14 games of qualifying

in the first tournament of the

PBA World Series of Bowling,

Fagan had a 3,393 pinfall

(242.3 average). In Saturday’s

final six-game round he bowled

games of 209, 237, 246, 279,

237 and 269.

Fagan finished 90 pins

ahead of second-place finisher

Stuart Williams of England,

who had a 3,303 pinfall.

Four-time PBA Tour winner

Sean Rash of Montgomery, Ill.,

finished third with 3,261 and

Ildemaro Ruiz of Venezuela

rounded out the top four with


“I had some momentum

coming into the final round

and was able to get into cruise

control,” said Fagan. “It’s nice

to be the tournament leader but

you still have to win when it

counts on TV.”

Williams, whose previous

best Tour finish was sixth in

the 2009 PBA Cheetah Champi-

LAS VEGAS — International

twin-grip players Jason Belmonte

of Australia and Osku

Palermaa of Finland took the

top two spots after qualifying

in the Professional Bowlers

Association Chameleon Open

Sunday at South Point Bowling


Belmonte and Palermaa, the

only players to have won a PBA

Tour title using a two-handed

delivery, will advance to the

Chameleon Open televised

finals which will be taped by

ESPN at 3 p.m. on Nov. 18.

After 14 games of qualifying

in the second tournament

of the PBA World Series of

Bowling, Belmonte, whose PBA

onship, felt he could capitalize

on the Viper lane condition

especially in Saturday’s final

qualifying round.

“My goal was to stay steady

for the whole round and hope

to maybe catch a couple pairs

where I could shoot a big

game to vault up the standings

and that’s pretty much what

happened in that round,” said


The Bayer Viper Open

is the opening event of the

2011-12 PBA Tour season, and

the first leg in the PBA World



South Point Bowling Center, Las Vegas, Saturday

(After 14 games; top 4 advance to ESPN finals)

1, Mike Fagan, Dallas, 3,393.

2, Stuart Williams, England, 3,303.

3, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 3,261.

4, Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 3,240.

DID NOT ADVANCE (after 14 games)

5, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 3,219,


6, Bill O’Neill, Southampton, Pa., 3,215, $2,400.

7, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 3,206, $2,300.

8, Kimmo Lehtonen, Finland, 3,193, $2,200.

9, Dom Barrett, England, 3,187, $2,150.

10, Mike DeVaney, Murrieta, Calif., 3,163,


11, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,148, $2,050.

12, Jason Sterner, McDonough, Ga., 3,124,


13, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 3,100,


14, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 3,078, $1,900.

15, Kurt Pilon, Warren, Mich., 3,065, $1,850.

16, Hyun Bum Kim, South Korea, 3,054, $1,800.

Belmonte and Palermaa top

Chameleon Open qualifying

title came in the 2009 Bowling

Foundation Long Island Open,

led with a 3,308 pinfall total

(236.2 average). Palermaa,

who won last season’s GEICO

Shark Championship, finished

second with 3,292.

“I was bowling scared

yesterday, like I was afraid

to make errors which caused

more errors,” said Belmonte of

his disappointing 75th place

performance in Saturday’s

Bayer Viper Open. “I was too

cautious and I had to make

sure to come out more aggressive


“Today was a new day and

generally I had more confidence.

Any time I got into a

England’s Dom Barrett tops

PBA Scorpion Open qualifying

LAS VEGAS — International

players continued to make an

impact at the World Series of

Bowling as Dom Barrett of

England earned top-qualifier

honors in the PBA Scorpion

Open Monday at the South

Point Bowling Center.

Barrett bowled a 3,264

14-game pinfall total (233.1

average) with the help of a

1,453 six-game block on games

of 248, 277, 210, 241, 178 and

299 in the final round.

Barrett will be joined by

PBA Tour titlist Dave Wodka

of Henderson, Nev., four-time

Tour titlist Sean Rash of

Montgomery, Ill. and 13-time

Tour winner Patrick Allen of

Baltimore in the Scorpion Open

ESPN Eliiminator finals which

will be taped at 6 p.m. PT on

Nov. 18.

Barrett, who currently ranks

fifth on the European Bowling

Tour points list, won his first

PBA title in a regional tournament

in Reno last weekend on

his way to the World Series.

“I came here to win one of

these tournaments,” said Barrett,

who is also third in PBA

World Championship qualifying.

“Winning the regional

gave me a lot of confidence.

This is going to be my first

(PBA) show and I couldn’t be


The key to my success so

far has been taking advantage

of every minute of practice

time I’ve had since I’ve been

here to work on everything

from making adjustments to

selecting the right ball.”

Rash earned his third

straight television final, and

fortified his lead after 24 games

of PBA World Championship


Rash, who has already

qualified for the ESPN televised

finals of the Bayer Viper Open

and Chameleon Open, had

a 1,870 eight-game pinfall

(233.7 average) in the morning

lull or I was cruising I just kept

reminding myself not to bowl

scared—just grab the ball and

get it. This is a huge confidence

builder for the rest of the


Also advancing to the Chameleon

TV finals were fourtime

PBA Tour champion Sean

Rash in third, with a 3,267

total, and Ildemaro Ruiz of

Venezuela in fourth with 3,183

pins. It will be the second

consecutive TV finals for both

players who also qualified for

the Bayer Viper Open finals.

With Rash and Belmonte

in the Chameleon finals, a

re-match is possible from

their emotional “bottlegate”

qualifying round.

“Having already made two

TV shows helps loosen up your

arm swing,” he added. “I’ve

bowled well in all three World

Series events and the All-In

Showdown. All you ever want

to do is give yourself a chance

to win. If you give yourself

enough chances, you’ll win and

that’s what I’m trying to do.”

With the conclusion of

Monday’s eight-game Scorpion

qualifying round, the fourth

and final animal pattern is

tomorrow’s GEICO Shark Open.

After the Shark round, the top

53 players based on 32 games

will advance to Wednesday’s

LAS VEGAS — Bowling fans

will be seeing a lot of four-time

PBA Tour champion Sean Rash

on ESPN this season.

Rash continued his unprecedented

PBA World Series of

Bowling streak Tuesday, qualifying

for his fourth consecutive

television final at South Point

Bowling Center. With his thirdplace

finish in the GEICO Shark

Open, the Montgomery, Ill.,

resident has qualified for the

ESPN-televised finals in all four

animal pattern tournaments -

Bayer Viper Open, Chameleon

Open, Scorpion Open and the

Shark Open.

Rash finished the tournament

with a 3,238 14-game

pinfall (231.3 average) and

had games of 243, 222, 209,

230, 214 and 247 in Tuesday’s

six-game final round to secure

his berth in the TV finals.

“I have everything working

together right now,” Rash said.

“Physically and mentally I’m

in the right place and I’ve got

great equipment.”

Asked about the challenge

of competing on four different

conditions over four days, Rash

said it’s all in the preparation.

“Every day is a different

day and having a game plan

confrontation during the GEICO

PBA Team Shootout in June in

Chicago. Both players will also

go head-to-head in the World

Bowling Tour finals which is

also part of the World Series of

Bowling lineup.

The Chameleon Open is the

second leg in the PBA World

Championship. In addition

to competing for a spot in

the Chameleon Open finals,

all World Series of Bowling

competitors will bowl two

more eight-game qualifying

rounds in the PBA’s Scorpion

and Shark tournaments over

the next two days to qualify

for the eight-game PBA World

Championship cashers round.

eight-game PBA World Championship

cashers round. After

a total of 40 games, the top

16 players will advance to the

ESPN-televised elimination

finals in the first PBA major

championship of the season.


South Point Bowling Center, Las Vegas, Monday

(After 14 games; top 4 advance to ESPN finals)

1, Dom Barrett, England, 3,264.

2, Dave Wodka, Henderson, Nev., 3,247.

3, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 3,217.

4, Patrick Allen, Baltimore, 3,212.

DID NOT ADVANCE (after 14 games)

5, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 3,187, $2,500.

6, Mika Koivuniemi, Finland, 3,162, $2,400.

7, Ji-Hyun Cha, South Korea, 3,159, $2,300.

8, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,156, $2,200.

9, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 3,132, $2,150.

10, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 3,123,


11, Stuart Williams, England, 3,114, $2,050.

12, Josh Blanchard, Gilbert, Ariz., 3,097, $2,000.

13, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 3,060, $1,950.

14, Stevie Weber, Chalmette, La., 3,029, $1,900.

15, Anthony LaCaze, Melrose Park, Ill., 2,995,


16, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 2,978,


Barnes Tops GEICO Shark

Open Qualifying

for each day really becomes

important in the World Series,”

he said. “That’s going to help

put yourself in a position to

win and it has worked great so


Thirteen-time Tour champion

and defending PBA World

Championship winner Chris

Barnes of Double Oak, Texas,

led the Shark qualifying and

will be making his first World

Series television final after

posting a 3,297 pinfall total

(235.5 average). He had games

of 226, 290, 268, 176, 227 and

268 Tuesday night.

“I really haven’t been

bowling up to expectations,”

Barnes said. “I’ve been way off

the pace and need to get out of

the block much better. It was

important for me to make this

show and get some momentum

going into the last round of the

World Championship.”

Also making the Shark

Open finals were Australian

two-hander Jason Belmonte,

who finished second with

a 3,251 pinfall, making his

second television final and

reigning PBA Player of the Year

Mika Koivuniemi of Hartland,

Mich., who finished fourth

Continued on Page 15


South Point Bowling Center, Las Vegas, Sunday

(After 14 games; top 4 advance to ESPN finals)

1, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 3,308.

2, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 3,292.

3, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 3,267.

4, Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 3,183.

DID NOT ADVANCE (after 14 games)

5, Brian Valenta, Lockport, Ill., 3,172, $2,500.

6, John Furey, East Windsor, N.J., 3,164, $2,400.

7, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 3,162, $2,300.

8, Lee Vanderhoef, Greenville, S.C., 3,160,


9, Antonio Medina, Louisville, Ky., 3,122,


10, Tyler Jensen, Ft. Worth, Texas, 3,121, $2,100.

11, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 3,113,


12, Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., 3,108, $2,000.

13, Patrick Girard, Canada, 3,098, $1,950.

14, Josh Blanchard, Gilbert, Ariz., 3,065, $1,900.

15, Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, 3,044, $1,850.

16, Dennis Eklund, Sweden, 2,970, $1,800.

Rash Dominates PBA World

Championship Qualifying

Earns Fifth TV Final

LAS VEGAS — Sean Rash

of Montgomery, Ill., completed

the most impressive five-day

run in the three-year history

of the Professional Bowlers

Association’s World Series of

Bowling Wednesday, earning

the top qualifying position for

the PBA World Championship

and earning an unprecedented

fifth consecutive television

finals berth.

Rash, a 29-year-old fourtime

PBA Tour champion,

averaged 234.03 over 40 games

bowled on five different lane

conditioning patterns at South

Point Bowling Center to finish

with 9,361 pins and earn a

$5,000 bonus as top qualifier

by 296 pins over Tom Smallwood

of Saginaw, Mich.

“I’ve got my foot down and

going full force,” Rash said.

There are so many great

players here, you can’t let up.

If you think positive, positive

things will happen. You need

to avoid the negativity. With

this (40-game) format, you

have to have that mindset.”

Rash, who qualified for

the Bayer Viper, Chameleon,

Scorpion and GEICO Shark

Open finals the previous four

days, is the first player to reach

more than three television

finals in a World Series. He

will be among the 16 players

who now advance to a series

of four divisional elimination

rounds in determining the PBA

World Championship winner.

In each divisional final,

named in honor of past

PBA World Champions Don

Carter, Billy Hardwick, Johnny

Petraglia and Mike Aulby, four

players will bowl one game

with the lowest-scoring player

eliminated. The three surviving

players will bowl a second

game, again eliminating the

low score. The two survivors

will then bowl a game to

decide who advances to the

PBA World Championship

finals which will follow the

same format.

All five PBA World

Championship rounds will be

contested on Saturday, Nov. 19,

in a special arena lanes setup

at South Point, starting at 10:30

a.m. PT. The telecasts will air

on ESPN on five consecutive

Sundays except Christmas Day

(Dec. 11, 18, Jan. 1, 8 and 15)

at 1 p.m. ET.

First prize in the 2011

PBA World Championship is


The World Series of Bowling

will take a break Thursday.

Competition resumes Friday

with the All Region South Point

Open and Carmen Salvino

Classic Tour Qualifying Round,

followed by a special PBA West

Region Member/Non-Member

Doubles event Saturday afternoon

and Sunday. Competition

for PBA Tour players resumes

Monday with Carmen Salvino

Classic qualifying rounds.

All preliminary rounds of

World Series competition are

being webcast live on PBA’s

Xtra Frame online bowling




South Point Bowling Center, Las Vegas, Nov. 8

Final Qualifying Standings (after 40 games; top

16 advance to ESPN finals)

1, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 9,361.

2, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 9,065.

3, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 9,047.

4, Stuart Williams, England, 9,023.

5, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 8,974.

6, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 8,954.

7, Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 8,921.

8, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 8,906.

9, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 8,874.

10, Andres Gomez, Colombia, 8,861.

11, Josh Blanchard, Gilbert, Ariz., 8,849.

12, Dom Barrett, England, 8,843.

13, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 8,838.

14 (tie), Mike Fagan, Dallas, and Ryan Shafer,

Horseheads, N.Y., 8,831.

16, Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., 8,825.

DID NOT ADVANCE (after 40 games)

17, Rhino Page, Dade City, Fla., 8,794, $3,500.

18, Bill O’Neill, Southampton, Pa., 8,780, $3,300.

19, Tyler Jensen, Ft. Worth, Texas, 8,747, $3,100.

20, Scott Norton, Costa Mesa, Calif., 8,736,


21, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 8,723,


22, Patrick Allen, Baltimore, 8,712, $2,900.

23, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 8,706, $2,850.

24, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 8,701,


25, Dan MacLelland, Canada, 8,700, $2,750.

26, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 8,685, $2,700.

27, Dave Wodka, Henderson, Nev., 8,666, $2,650.

28, Mika Koivuniemi, Finland, 8,665, $2,600.

29, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 8,662, $2,550.

30, Patrick Girard, Canada, 8,659, $2,500.

31, Stevie Weber, Chalmette, La., 8,644, $2,450.

32, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 8,614, $2,400.

33, Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 8,597, $2,200.

34, Jason Sterner, McDonough, Ga., 8,596,


35, Mike DeVaney, Murrieta, Calif., 8,594, $2,100.

36, Brian Valenta, Lockport, Ill., 8,593, $2,080.

37, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 8,586, $2,060.

38, Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, 8,584, $2,040.

39, Kurt Pilon, Warren, Mich., 8,570, $2,020.

40, Mitch Beasley, Clarksville, Tenn., 8,562,


41, Kimmo Lehtonen, Finland, 8,560, $1,980.

42, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 8,557, $1,960.

43, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 8,556, $1,940.

44, Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, 8,552, $1,920.

45, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 8,550, $1,900.

46 (tie), Matthew O’Grady, South Amboy, N.J., and

Lee Vanderhoef, Greenville, S.C., 8,535, $1,870.

48, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 8,525, $1,850.

49, Hyun Bum Kim, South Korea, 8,512, $1,840.

50, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Ocala, Fla., 8,501, $1,830.

51, David Haynes, Las Vegas, 8,481, $1,820.

52, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 8,470, $1,810.

53, Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., 8,436,




Don Carter Division (Saturday, Nov. 19, 10:30 a.m.

PT; ESPN air date Sunday, Dec. 11, 1 p.m. ET;

winner advances to World Championship finals)

Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill.; Pete Weber, St.

Ann, Mo.; Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y.;

Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan.

Billy Hardwick Division (Saturday, Nov. 19, 12:30

p.m. PT; ESPN air date Sunday, Dec. 18, 1 p.m.

ET; winner advances to World Championship

finals)Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich.;

Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela; Andres Gomez,

Colombia; Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y.

Johnny Petraglia Division (Saturday, Nov. 19, 3:30

p.m. PT; ESPN air date Sunday, Jan. 1, 1 p.m.

ET; winner advances to World Championship


Jason Belmonte, Australia; Brian Kretzer, Dayton,

Ohio; Josh Blanchard, Gilbert, Ariz.; Mike

Fagan, Dallas.

Mike Aulby Division (Saturday, Nov. 19, 5:30

a.m. PT; ESPN air date Sunday, Jan. 8, 1 p.m.

ET; winner advances to World Championship

finals) Stuart Williams, England; Osku

Palermaa, Finland; Dom Barrett, England; Jack

Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y.

PBA World Championship Finals (Saturday, Nov.

19, 8:30 a.m. PT; ESPN air date Sunday, Jan.

15, 1 p.m. ET)Carter, Hardwick, Petraglia and

Aulby Division winners




After a day off to rest up

and re-focus, competition

resumed in the PBA World

Series of Bowling Friday at

South Park Bowling Center

with the combined Carmen

Salvino Classic Tour Qualifying

Round and All Regions South

Point Open.

Also Friday, in Exhibit Hall

A in another part of the South

Point Casino/Hotel complex,

construction was getting

underway on the special television

set that will host 14 ESPN

telecasts and eight PBA Tour

title events over a span of four

days next week.

All of the television shows

are open to the public at no

cost. The schedule includes

the men’s and women’s World

Bowling Tour Finals presented

by the PBA on Thursday, Nov.

17, starting at 5:30 p.m. PT.

The Friday, Nov. 18 schedule

includes the Bayer Viper Open

finals at 1 p.m., Chameleon

Open finals at 3 p.m., Scorpion

Open finals at 6 p.m. and

GEICO Shark Open finals at 8


Saturday, Nov. 19, is PBA

World Championship day with

the Don Carter Division finals

at 10:30 a.m., Billy Hardwick

Division finals at 12:30 p.m.,

Johnny Petraglia Division

finals at 3:30 p.m., Mike Aulby

Division finals at 5:30 p.m.,

and the PBA World Championship

finals – featuring winners

from each of the four divisions

– at 8:30 p.m.

The 2011 PBA World Series

of Bowling wraps up on Sunday,

Nov. 20, with the Lumber

Liquidators Mark Roth-Marshall

Holman PBA Doubles preliminary

round at 10 a.m., doubles

finals at noon, Carmen Salvino

Classic finals at 3:30 p.m. and

the Pepsi PBA Elite Players

Championship at 5:30 p.m.


Continued from Page 14

with 3,190 pins to make his

first final. The Shark Open

finals will be taped by ESPN on

Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. PT.


South Point Bowling Center, Las Vegas, Tuesday

(After 14 games; top 4 advance to ESPN finals)

1, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 3,297.

2, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 3,251.

3, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 3,238.

4, Mika Koivuniemi, Finland, 3,190.

DID NOT ADVANCE (after 14 games)

5, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 3,189, $2,500.

6, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 3,131,


7, Josh Blanchard, Gilbert, Ariz., 3,127, $2,300.

8, Tyler Jensen, Ft. Worth, Texas, 3,119, $2,200.

9, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 3,083,


10, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 3,073, $2,100.

11, Michael Haugen Jr., Carefree, Ariz., 3,063,


12, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 3,060, $2,000.

13, x-Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 3,030, $1,950.

14, Dan MacLelland, Canada, 3,027, $1,900.

15, Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela, 3,022, $1,850.

16, Brian Valenta, Lockport, Ill., 2,927, $1,800.

x-Duke defeated Williams, 236-161, in a onegame

roll-off after they tied for 16th place.

THE BOWLING NEWS | Thursday, November 17, 2011 | Page 15

PBA World Series of Bowling Notebook

Construction Begins on World Series Television Set




World Series of Bowling

spectators noticed that the

Jason Belmonte and Sean

Rash weren’t warming up to

each other in the wake of last

summer’s “bottlegate” confrontation…and

because both were

bowling at an extremely high

level, they wound up assigned

to the same pairs of lanes

for much of the competition

through the first five days.

While the two rivals did

their best to avoid each other, a

minor snit over filling out each

other’s scoring recaps surfaced,

adding to tensions. But after

five consecutive days of butting

heads, Belmonte and Rash got

together and had a heart-toheart

talk in an effort to put

their differences behind them.

How the rivalry plays out

will be visible to the world

when the pair square off in the

opening match of the World

Bowling Tour Finals presented

by the PBA. As the No. 2 and

No. 3 qualifiers in the WBT

series, they will meet in the

first telecast of the PBA season,

airing Sunday, Dec. 4, at 1 p.m.


With Rash making five

consecutive World Series

telecasts – and Belmonte three

shows – the two players will

be on the lanes together in the

Chameleon, Shark and possibly

the PBA World Championship


Speaking of ESPN telecasts,

five World Series players

will make their national

PBA television debuts. Three

are international players:

England’s Stu Williams

(Bayer Viper Open) and Dom

Barrett (Scorpion Open),

and Venezuela’s Ildemaro

Ruiz (Viper). Ruiz also will

appear in the Chameleon

Open and all three

qualified for the PBA World

Championship finals. The

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For the final tournament

days of the World Series of

Bowling, Brunswick will build

two exclusive bowling lanes

within the South Point Hotel

and Resort. A Brunswick crew

of six individuals will spend

five days (November 11-15)

building this high-tech bowling

other two are former Wichita

State University stars – Tour

rookie Josh Blanchard of

Gilbert, Ariz., and eight-year

Tour veteran Nathan Bohr

of Wichita who secured

his first TV appearance by

finishing 16th in the World

Championship cashers’ round

by 31 pins over Rhino Page

of Dade City, Fla.

A new rule allows PBA

players to use their cell

phones to “Tweet” and post

comments on their Twitter

and Facebook accounts

during competition, giving

their fans up-to-the-minute

insight into what’s going

on during World Series





Live coverage of competition

in Saturday afternoon’s PBA

West Members/Non-Members

Doubles qualifying will include

action only from featured

lanes. During Sunday’s match

play rounds, Mike (J. Laneside)

Jakubowski, Jeff (The Bowling

Doctor) Mark and others will

provide commentary.

In addition to the more than

100 hours of live coverage of

competition, Xtra Frame will

be providing interviews with

new PBA CEO Geoff Reiss,

PBA Commissioner Tom Clark,

retired PBA CEO/Commissioner

Fred Schreyer, noted

coach Mark Baker, Colombian

women’s star Paolo Gomez,

Bahrain national coach Tim

Mack, England’s Dom Barrett

and Stu Williams, and PBA

Tour champions Dick Allen and

Chris Barnes, among others. To

subscribe to Xtra Frame, visit

pba.com. Special one-day rates

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Brunswick maintains its

leadership as the exclusive

lane maintenance and capital

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PBA uses Brunswick Direct+

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Continued on Page 13

Page 16 | Thursday, November 17, 2011 | THE BOWLING NEWS

By Leisha Murr

Love him or hate him, you

are going to be seeing a lot of

Sean Rash on TV this season.

Rash has made the finals

of all of the tournaments held

so far at the PBA World Series

of Bowling; a PBA record of

five consecutive shows. Plus,

he will be on the first show

of the ESPN broadcast season,

December 4th, for the World

Bowling Tour finals which will

be taped on Thursday night

at the WSOB arena. Rash also

made the final match at the

All-In Showdown to start off

the week. And, there are still

three more tournaments to

bowl. Regardless of the pattern

they are putting out, he seems

to be matching up very well.

There is one thing about

the WSOB that is hard for me

to understand: with so many

different bowling centers in the

Las Vegas area, why are they

only using one? They are bowling

almost half of the PBA tour

season all on the same lanes.

I understand for the taping of

the TV shows it is more cost

effective to have the arena set

up and tape in the same place,

but for qualifying they could

mix it up a little. There is a lot

of friction on the lane surface

at the South Point, so it seems

like no matter what pattern

they are bowling on, it forces

the players to move left and

play the middle of the lanes.

That puts the high-rev players

like Rash right in their comfort


Sean Rash is not without

his share of drama which,

good or bad, has people talking

about him and bowling. Of

course, we all know about the

“bottlegate” incident this sum-

Robert Jones collected top

honors for the week at AMF

Showplace Euless Lanes with a

power-packed 279-258-290 = 827

One Grand league production.

Lindsey Walker, from the

Matchpoint Mixed group, fronted

distaff scoring with a chart

topping 221-183-288 = 692 set.

Vince Marchello’s awardwinning

12-bagger earned highgame

honors, while Jonathan

Bolejack took runner-up kudos

with a 299 solo.


Jonathan Bolejack 290-782, Chad

Vendeville 279-774, Joe LeCroy 279-765,

Jonathan Bolejack 759, Jeff George

278-731, Dustin Brock 258-729, Kevin

mer between Rash and Jason

Belmonte. Apparently, not all

is forgiven between the two of

them, because there was some

minor discussion/confrontation

about writing down scores

while they were crossing with

each other this week. Belmonte

also made two of the animal

pattern shows, the World

Championships’ show, and the

WBT finals, so Belmo and Rash

will definitely meet each other

on a few of the shows taping

this weekend. We will have to

see if the PBA can find another

incident to make a big deal

about to promote the eventual


I, for one, hope there isn’t

any more drama, but I know

that they will still be great

shows to watch because these

two definitely do NOT want

to lose to the other. A couple

of months ago I wrote about

rivalries in sports, and it seems

like we may have a pretty good

one with these two here in


Rash has also been stirring

up a little more trouble for

himself with a comment he

made after stoning the 9-pin

to lose the All-In Showdown

Friday night. Frustrated with

all of the negativity and

internet chatter towards him,

Rash told Jeff Richgels, who is

a bowling blogger and USBC

Hall of Famer, to tell everyone,

“to shut up,” or if they think

they are good enough, then

shoe up (only in not so nice of


Rash goes on to clarify in

Richgels’ next blog, that he

was really talking about all of

the negativity in the bowling

forums and social media, not

At AMF Showplace Euless Lanes

Jones chalks up 827,

Walker crunches 692

Marchello 300 game, Bolejack 299

Wynn 246-704, Mike Thrasher 267-694.

James Sherwood 255-685, Chuck

Heintzelman 238-656, Tyson Oliver

237-654, Art Kveck 226-650, Anthony

Moore 256-637, Larry Perna 241-634,

Joe Cessna 245-614, Crystal Askins


Lisa Wasson 226-673, Judy Leuty

238-665, Sheila Walton 247-633, Chris

Allums 265-615, Jo Russell 244-607,

Valerie Williams 235-601, Mindy

Wynn 199-595, Lydia Blazek 205-585,

Barbara Chaky 225-577. Dana Rogers

220-575, Sherry Houghton 210-573,

Tamsen Todd 212-552, Judy Leuty

191-518, Annie Carrington 180-515,

Valerie Stilen 182-477, Chantelle Carter


specifically the negativity

towards him personally. We

all know that the PBA is

struggling and there are lots of

things wrong with our sport,

but why just sit around and

complain about it unless you

are offering up a solution.

Regardless if you are a fan

of Sean Rash or not, you can’t

take anything away from the

way he has been bowling in

this World Series. Along with

making the final two in the

Showdown, he qualified third

for the Viper finals, third for

the Chameleon, first for the

Scorpion finals, and third again

for the Shark finals. After the

first four days of qualifying

was combined, he lead going

into the World Championships’

cashers round. After another

eight games, he was the highest

qualifier for the World

Championships’ show and

earned a $5,000 bonus.

Rash is arrogant and cocky

on (and sometimes off) the

lanes, but when you bowl as

well as he does, maybe you

should be.

Rash has his share of

fans and haters, but either

way, maybe his intensity and

filter-less comments (for lack

of better words) will be good

for ratings. He’s an excellent

bowler; he has proven himself

in that respect not only this

week, but in his previous years

on the tour as well. Maybe

bowling needs a little more

excitement and drama, along


Metro Bowl

Baton Rouge, LA

October 29-30 2011


1 Rick Minier (SS) $1,000.00

2 Mark Williams $800.00

3 Pete Thomas $700.00

4 Dale Dumbleton (SS) $600.00

5 Jim Stephens $500.00

6 Nicky McClantoc $450.00

7 Charlie Hufford (SS) $400.00

8 Robert Dunaway $350.00

9 Roger West (SS) $300.00

10 Bob Troutt $290.00

11 Avery Leblanc (SS) $280.00

12 Rusty Beach $270.00

with good bowling, to bring up

the viewership.

I’m sure there’ll be people

cheering for and against Rash

as the weeks go by even

though we will already know

the results of the shows. I just

wish we didn’t have to wait so

long to watch it all happen.

As we go into the last few

tournaments of the WSOB this

week, I hope to see a lot more

from some of last year’s top

PBA players like Chris Barnes,

Mika Koivuniemi, and Bill

O’Neill. Barnes and Koivuniemi

have both made one show so



far at this year’s WSOB, but

unfortunately for them it is

the same one, the Shark Open.

After making what was the

record of three shows at last

year’s WSOB, O’Neill has been

struggling at this year’s event

with his highest finish being

6th on the first day during the

Viper Open. I assume it has

been a disappointing World

Series for all three of them,

and I hope that they can turn

it around going into the final

three tournaments. I can’t wait

to get out to Vegas this week to

watch (and play some craps)!

At AMF Lewisville

Kirshner drills 811,

Smithers snags 641

Andrew Kirshner claimed

high series honors for the week

at AMF Lewisville Lanes with

a thundering 289-277-245 =

811 Monday Nite Men’s league


Lisa Smithers’ sturdy 269-

195-177 = 641 Homeless League

series headed the ladies’ leader



Patrick Schmidt 258-672, Dee

Jungerman 203-574, Laney Royal

234-663, Debbie Lassiter 206-615,

Donny Clark 267-669, Sara Knight

155-410, Brian Watts 225-632, Sabina

DeBord 184-535, Ryan Curtis 268.

Mike Garcia 268-762, Mary Barton

235-599, Rita Smith 213-614, Brad

Williams 278-719, Stacie Hatton

236-566, Ken Smithers 268-642,

Shawn Kelly 270-705, Mindy McNeal

225-621, Jan Shambo 180-485.

Marvin Kyser 268-745, Jacqui Hicks

214-603, Phil Bender 277-746, Stacie

Hatton 197-517, Gary Kluempke

248-646, Kristen Ficaro 199-520,

Larry Newboles 245-680, Crystal

Maksymowiz 216-526. Channing

Park 223-587, Sherri Vargas 190-453,

George Romo 246-668, Sue Romo



Del-Mar Lanes

Houston, TX

November 5-6, 2011


1 T.J. Johnson (SS) $1,050.00

2 Joe Lecroy $800.00

3 Dennis Francis (SS) $700.00

4 Pete Thomas $580.00

5 Robert Dunaway $510.00

6 Mark Williams $460.00

7 Paul McCordic $420.00

8 Ricky Siegfried (SS) $390.00

9 Rick Minier (SS) $360.00

10 Randy Shewmake $330.00

11 Jim Stephens $310.00

12 Joe Vickrey $300.00

13 Paul Houston $290.00

14 Donald Robinson $280.00

15 Richard Martin (SS) $270.00

16 Walter Goldston $260.00

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