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Our 55th Year

VOL. 55, NO. 13 www.TheBowlingNews.net MARCH 31, 2011

Inside:

BWAA Annual Awards

and Hall of Fame

The Bowling Writers Association of

America announced veteran scribe

Joan Taylor of East Stroudsburg,

Penn., will receive the 2011 Luby

Hall of Fame Award. Page 2

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The bowling lanes at the National

Naval Medical Center were the site

of the inaugural event of a new

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parties. Page 7

Features

Honor Roll Page 3

Pin Points to Ponder

By Chuck Pezzano Page 6

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field of 120 players in the

PBA Senior Don Carter Open at

Carter Family Bowl in Winter

Garden, Fla., April 17-21.

The Senior Don Carter Open

will be followed by another

Florida stop when the 50-andolder

generation returns to

Spanish Springs Lanes in The

Villages, Fla., April 23-26, after

a one-season absence.

Heading up the 120-player

field in Winter Garden will

be PBA Hall of Famer and

2010 Senior Rookie of the

Year Walter Ray Williams

Jr. of Ocala, Fla. The 2010

Senior Tour was one of the

most exciting in history with

a Senior Player of the Year

race involving three Hall of

Famers that was decided in the

last tournament of the season.

Wayne Webb secured Senior

Player of the Year honors by

winning the Senior Jackson

Open, outlasting Williams and

another Hall of Famer, Mark

Williams of Beaumont, Texas.

W.R. Williams, who earlier

in the 2010 season earned PBA

Player of the Year, narrowly

missed in his bid to become

the first to win PBA Player

and Senior Player of the Year

honors in the same year.

Named after one of

bowling’s all-time greats, the

Senior Don Carter Open, will

also benefit two charities

— United Cerebral Palsy and

the Juvenile Diabetes Research

Foundation.

Other stars scheduled

to compete are PBA Hall of

Famers Dave Soutar, Bradenton,

Fla.; Johnny Petraglia, Jackson,

N.J.; Tom Baker, King, N.C.;

Dale Eagle, Frisco, Texas; and

Ernie Schlegel, Vancouver,

Wash. Also entered are 2009

Senior Player of the Year Ron

Mohr of Eagle River, Alaska,

and 1998 Senior Player of the

Year Pete Couture, Titusville,

Fla.

Other Florida standouts

entered are five-time PBA Tour

and one-time Senior Tour titlist

Bob Handley of Winter Park,

six-time Senior Tour and four-

Continued on Page 10

Never too late for

perfection

By Breanne Eoff, Staff Writer

It’s been 15 years since his

first, but on March 14th Homer

Dudley Sr., threw his second

career 300 game. That’s quite

the wait, especially for Homer

who turned 81 years old back

in December.

Homer, who currently averages

196, shot the honor score

in the Classic High Pot league

at Brunswick Westcreek Lanes,

where he bowls on the team,

No Guts No Glory. He moved

up from the sixth to the fifth

man on the team in December,

taking over the final spot from

ARLINGTON — Team USA’s

Bill O’Neill and Chris Barnes

will represent the United States

in the men’s division at the

2011 Pan American Games

in Guadalajara, Mexico, in

October.

Karen Koenig, James

Mahoney and Justin Westerman

captured their first NABI

title in the team tournament at

AMF Lewisville March 19-20.

Koenig led the team with

683, while Mahoney posted 635

and Westerman followed with

557 for an 1875 three game

total and the $2,100 first place

prize.

Ted Garner, Barbara Garner

and Don Crawford finished

second with 1860 and received

$960.

Finishing third and collecting

$480 for their 1858 score,

were Will Hopkins, Jason

Thompson and Walter Joseph,

Jr.

Other cashers included: 4.

Lendon Wood, Ashley Fennell,

David Bush, $240; 5. Frankie

Garza, Tina Garcia, Gina

Gregor, $210; 6. Leo El-Amin,

Eric Taylor, Eddie Rogers, $210;

7. Bob Keilich, Bill Myers, Ted

Kelly Kulick, Bill O’Neill

selected as BWAA

Bowlers of the Year, Page 4

his son Homer, Jr.

Using his Brunswick Fury

bowling ball that night, Homer

knew he had a chance at

perfection when he threw the

first five strikes perfectly in the

pocket.

His 10th and 11th strikes

however went high for Brooklyn

strikes, so on his last shot

he moved a little. “The ball felt

like it weighed 100 pounds on

the last shot, but I just tried

to throw it as hard as I could”

The five pin wobbled a bit, but

decided to fall, granting him

a perfect game. Homer was so

Pan Am Games

O’Neill, Barnes will

represent Team USA men

The two stars on

the Lumber Liquidators

Professional Bowlers

Association Tour survived a

qualifying process that gave

them points based on their

finish at the Pan American

Garner, $150.

Charles Millsap took the

singles title with a nice 698

and $500 first place prize.

Barbara Garner posted 680

Homer Dudley Sr.

excited he jumped over the ball

rack.

That must have been a sight

Continued on Page 16

Games Trials (60 percent), the

United States Bowling Congress

Masters (20 percent) and the

U.S. Open (20 percent).

O’Neill led with 100 points,

earning the maximum of 66

points for leading the Trials,

while Barnes finished with

94 total points. Tommy Jones

just missed advancing with 92

points.

All 11 Team USA men

competed in 32 games on

Tuesday and Wednesday at

Continued on Page 13

Koenig, Mahoney and Westerman

take NABI team title

as the runner-up and earned

$250.

Tina Garcia finished third

with 671 and collected $125

Continued on Page 15

Team Winners, Jim Mahoney, Karen Koenig,

Justin Westerman (not pictured)


Page 2 | Thursday, March 31, 2011 | THE BOWLING NEWS

BWAA Taps Joan Taylor For

Hall of Fame Honor

Kelly Kulick, Walter Ray Williams Jr.

Named Bowlers of the Decade

Arlington — The Bowling

Writers Association of America

announced veteran scribe Joan

Taylor of East Stroudsburg,

Penn., will receive the 2011

Luby Hall of Fame Award and

bowling pioneer Bill Bunetta

will be honored posthumously

with the Alberta Crowe

Meritorious Service Award.

The awards will be presented

during the Columbia Awards

dinner Tuesday evening, June

28 at the Gaylord Texan Resort

in Grapevine, Texas.

The Luby Hall of Fame

Award, named after the late

publisher and USBC Hall Famer

(Meritorious Service, ‘74) Mort

Luby, is presented annually

to a recipient who has made

a distinguished contribution

to print, broadcast, telecast

or photographic coverage of

bowling over an extended

period of years.

The Alberta Crowe

Meritorious Service Award is

presented to an individual or

organization for outstanding

long-term accomplishments in

and for the sport of bowling.

The award, encompassing

the BWAA’s John O. Martino

Award and the National

Women Bowling Writers’ Jo

Ettien Lieber Award is named

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member of the USBC Hall of

Fame (Meritorious Service,

‘82), and BPAA Hall of Fame

(Lerner Award ‘80).

Joan Taylor, has covered

bowling at all levels of the

sport and business for 35 years

and is a current member of the

BWAA board of directors.

Bill Bunetta, who passed

away in March, 2010 at age

90, was a bowling legend.

He was a charter member

of the Professional Bowlers

Association, owned six world

championships and is in 8 halls

of fame. His only PBA tour title

came in 1960 at Fairless Hills,

Pa. Bunetta was known as

The Professor” because of his

vast knowledge of the game of

bowling and his great ability to

teach the game. In 1995 he was

the oldest bowler in history to

roll back-to-back 300 games.

Kelly Kulick and Walter

Ray Williams Jr. will also be

honored at the awards banquet

after being named BWAA

Female and Male Bowler of

the Decade for their bowling

accomplishments.

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Men

Mike Moscato, Brunswick Westcreek ................... 814

Calvin Ferguson, BRC Thousand Oaks ................ 810

Bill Fong, Plano Super Bowl .................................. 806

Larry Darvas, AMF DeSoto .................................... 805

Kevin McCormick, AMF Showplace Euless .......... 804

Clint Austin, Forum ................................................ 801

Rudy Garcia, Jr., Cityview...................................... 793

Ryan Whitney, AMF Richardson ............................ 788

Mike Bressler, AMF Garland .................................. 787

Ben Morgan, Cowtown Bowling Palace ................ 778

Daryl Hughes, AMF Lewisville ............................... 771

Clint Austin, AMF Spare Time ............................... 762

Jimmy Augello, Brunswick Zone Watauga ........... 759

Chuck Henitzelman, USA Bowl ............................. 748

Lorenzo Lawson, Astro Super Bowl ..................... 743

Chris Eggeling, Interstate ...................................... 737

Wayne Curb, AMF Irving ........................................ 732

Rob Billman, Red Bird ........................................... 712

Pete Hamilton, Rowlett Bowl-a-Rama ................... 700

David Edwards, Strikz ............................................ 681

Billy Decicco, AMF Arlington ............................... 606

Women

Tennelle Milligan, Forum ........................................ 759

Melissa Carrillo, Plano Super Bowl ...................... 746

Ronni Smith, AMF DeSoto ..................................... 745

Michelle Stewart, BRC Thousand Oaks ................ 742

Kathleen LeCroy, Brunswick Zone Watauga ........ 736

Arvese McGraw, AMF Richardson ........................ 734

Miki Jo Parish, AMF Showplace Euless ............... 726

Brenda Padilla, AMF Spare Time .......................... 725

Jovan Blankenfeld, Astro Super Bowl .................. 723

Jennifer Curl, USA Bowl ........................................ 718

Linda Chambers, AMF Garland ............................. 718

Terri Trefger, Brunswick Westcreek ...................... 688

Tristan Bridgewater, Red Bird ............................... 677

Cheryl Johnson, AMF Lewisville ........................... 667

Amy Langham, Cityview ........................................ 662

Amy Hart, Cowtown Bowling Palace ..................... 645

Sammye Ragland, Rowlett Bowl-a-Rama ............. 597

Jessica Blair, Interstate ......................................... 576

Denise Alexander, Strikz ........................................ 554

Mary Lay, AMF Irving ............................................. 508

Angie Kaufman, AMF Arlington ............................. 425

At USA Bowl

Heintzelman hits 748,

Curl collars 718

Chuck Heintzelman from the

Just for Fun group, pocketed

power-laden 246-258-244 = 748

numbers en route to earning

high-set honors for the week at

USA Bowl.

Jennifer Curl headed the ladies’

leader board with a robust

234-227-257 = 718 West Stars

league showing.

HONOR ROLL

Keith Womack 174-466, Mona

Coleman 176-434, Jeff Dool 171-448,

Connie Holmes 200-497, Wes Wade

267-615, Kristi Peterson 185-430, Steve

Kerr 248-689, Donna Peters 153-439,

Kathleen Correra 245-674. Chris

Wooley 172-418, Dana Short 236-624,

Robert Dunaway (4 games) 215-819,

Lynelle McLain (4 games) 220-645,

Billy Ruel 246-597, Gina Sancho 131-

361, Robert San Miguel 180-352.

Donna Abel 196-314, Rodney Williams

233-661, Scott Millar 214-545,

Judy Ioleheart 170-482, Cindy Guidry

204-543, Randall Buda 279-728,

Jody Muskett 268-715, Terry Pefuhl

244-669.

Crystal Warwick 208-530, Mike

Talbot 226-640, Brandi Baker 213-616,

Gorge “Motor” Grimes 256-702, Jennifer

Curl 246-626, Victor Dewberry

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Mike Moscato

This week’s high man is

Mike Moscato with a 279-279-

256 for an 814 series at Cowtown

Lanes. Mike works for

Alcon which is a major Eyecare

company based in Fort Worth.

He’s been with Alcon for 10

years, and transferred to Texas

with them.

What is your high series?

846 at Westcreek, I’ve bowled 4

or 5 800’s.

How many 300’s have you

bowled? 7 or 8

Thoughts on your big night?

I was trying not to think and

was just letting it happen. I had

been in a bit of slump lately,

shooting 660’s so I changed

balls, tried to stay down and

stay firm. Just go back to the

basics and I started carrying

everything.

What ball did you throw?

Storm Virtual Energy, on the

right conditions it’s a monster.

Who drills your balls? This

ball was drilled by EJ at Ron

Williams Pro Shop.

What is your all-time favorite

bowling ball? Back in the

day it was the Black Hammer,

it was so versatile. My favorites

now are the Mutant Cell or the

Virtual Energy.

What is your average in this

league? 225

What is your all-time high

average? Probably around 225

How long have you been

bowling? Probably 40 years, I

took 5 years off around 2000

because I got burned out. My

parents were bowlers so I

started young, bowled junior

leagues and stayed with it. I

grew up in Queens, NY, bowled

youth leagues there and then

moved to Orlando, FL. I’ve

lived in Texas for three years,

and it seems that Texas has

one of the strongest bowling

communities anywhere, lots of

great competition.

Who is your favorite pro

bowler? I always liked Earl

Anthony, he was so consistent

and no matter what they lanes

were like, he was always close,

hard to beat.

Most memorable bowling

moment? The first 800 I bowled

in 1984. I was bowling in the

Orlando City Tournament, I

shot 802 on a long oil condition.

It was the first 800 shot in

the City Tournament. It would

be great if more centers would

have winter leagues with sport

shots, instead of just the short

seasons. The conditions better

prepare the bowlers for the

challenging lane conditions.

Matt’s tip of the week: I

have always told myself to stay

under control and don’t get

too upset when you throw bad

shots or miss spares. You have

to forget about those shots and

move on.

THE BOWLING NEWS | Thursday, March 31, 2011 | Page 3

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Page 4 | Thursday, March 31, 2011 | THE BOWLING NEWS

At AMF Spare Time

Austin soars to 762,

Padilla unloads 725

Chetister adds 300

Clint Austin landed a blistering

269-279-214 = 762 STL

Businessmen’s series to lead the

scoring race for the week at AMF

Spare Time Lanes.

Alan “Chester” Chetister garnered

high-game accolades with

an award winning perfecto.

Brenda Padilla’s sturdy 252-

215-258 =725 STL Rejects set led

the ladies scoring contest.

HONOR ROLL

James Scales 236, Pat Schulze 202,

Leon Brice 654, Gayle Brice 537, Mark

Jimmy “The Nez” Augello

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Kathleen LeCroy’s blistering

286/736 Thursday Mixed

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Mark Haug, Johnathon Hooks

and Mark Ferguson shared high

game accolades with award-winning

perfectos.

HONOR ROLL

Wilson 269-685, Sonya Little 236,

Sandra Goodrum 236, Kara Congi 633,

Grady King 280-720, Donna Hieshman

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Rob Spangler 245, Jackie Metz 185,

Kenneth Keller 638, Tina Calderon 494,

Brandon Havens 246, Joann Partida

198-523, McWain Galdo 636, Aaron

Mathews 636, Doug Fretz 267-651, Lele

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Patrice Bradley 514, John Hartsel

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Cowthorn 254-620, Katie James

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LeCroy lands 736

Haug, Hooks and Ferguson 300

Gary Anderson 738, Sandy Dooley

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673, Reva Lovett 525, Mark Haug 720,

Sarah Estill 653, Richard Bushaw

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Kendra Arrington 565, Lisa Head

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Andrea Fleming 707.

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ARLINGTON — Kelly Kulick

of Union, N.J., and Bill O’Neill

of Southampton, Pa., capped

off impressive years by being

named 2010 female and male

Bowlers of the Year by the

Bowling Writers Association of

America.

Kulick was a nearunanimous

selection with 46

of 48 first-place votes from

BWAA members. With each

vote worth five points and

no second- or third-place

votes (two and one point,

respectively), Kulick totaled

230 points. Wendy Macpherson

of Henderson, Nev., received

the other two top votes but

finished third in the voting

with 25 points behind Liz

Johnson of Cheektowaga,

N.Y., with 43. Shannon

Pluhowsky of Kettering, Ohio,

was fourth with 16 points and

Brenda (Edwards) Padilla of

Mansfield, Texas, fifth with 14.

O’Neill led the men’s voting

with 25 of 48 first-place votes

and 152 total points. Chris

Barnes of Double Oak, Texas,

had 11 first-place votes and

100 points while Walter Ray

Williams Jr. of Ocala, Fla.,

had 12 first-place votes and

95 points. Mike Scroggins of

Amarillo, Texas, with four

points and Mike Fagan of

Patchogue, N.Y., with three

were the other finalists.

Kulick had one of the

greatest years of any bowler

in 2010. In January, she

became the first woman to

win a Professional Bowlers

Association national title

in the PBA Tournament of

Champions. In April, she

captured her second United

States Bowling Congress

Queens title. And just two

weeks later, she won the U.S.

Women’s Open.

Those feats alone likely

At Cityview

Garcia, Jr. belts 300/793,

Langham shoots 662

Hammonds 298

Rudy Garcia, Jr. headed the

leader boards with high-game

and series last week at Cityview

Lanes with a hard hitting 257-

300-236 = 793 series in Billie &

Les High Pot action.

Amy Langham led the ladies’

high-set chart in the Mo’s Matchpoint

group after registering a

sizzling 247/662 set.

Brian Hammonds took runner-up

honors with a 298 solo.

HONOR ROLL

Richard Neace 244-709, Jodie

Snook 279-702, Cherie DeLeon 217-618,

Karen Wittenberg 224-584, Curtis Seals

280-782, Vernon Smith, Jr. 289-767,

Karen Steele 222-647, Jody Clement

225-579.

would have netted Kulick the

top 2010 honor but she wasn’t

finished. Later in the year,

she captured gold medals in

doubles and team, silver in allevents

and bronze in singles

and trios in the Pan American

Confederation Women’s

Championships. She also won

a PBA regional in Lakewood,

Wash., and the Malaysian

Open.

For the year, she averaged

219.32 and earned $46,440 in

the PBA Women’s Series.

O’Neill nearly matched

Kulick. He captured the Men’s

U.S. Open and the PBA Pepsi

Viper Championship, was

runner-up in the PBA World

Championships and fifth in

the USBC Masters. He also

earned gold medals in the

singles, all-events and team

events in the World Tenpin

Bowling Association World

Championships.

O’Neill averaged 222.32 and

earned $140,565 during PBA

competitions held in 2010.

Kulick and O’Neill will

receive their awards in June

Mike Bressler headed the

leader boards last week at AMF

Garland after collecting high-series

honors with a rollicking 242-

279-256 = 787 Salty Dogs set.

Linda Chambers sky-high

224-246-248 = 718 Wednesday

NASCAR showing garnered fem

Steve Fleck 239-689, Leigh Batten

259-629, Brooks Lopez 266-713, Kim

Richey 222-600, Bryan Payne 247-601,

Ron Palmer 265-741, Linda Hentz

182-500, Mike Riesz 227-646, Theresa

Bankston 230-656.

Dee Munsell 279-748, Leanna

Renken 190-482, Mike Kenny 222-

652, Melissa Reininger 180-504, Dion

McMiller 268-689, Denis Muilenburg

261-665, Amy Langham 233-647, Brian

Hammonds 767.

Eric Grimes 266-624, John Martin

256-678, Kathy Devries 176-449, Danny

Clanton 276.

SENIORS

Harold Evans 237-647, Karen Holder

244-617, Monty Bowers 641.

Kelly Kulick

Bill O’Neill

during the BWAA Annual

Meetings and International

Bowl Expo in Grapevine, Texas.

At AMF Garland

Bressler compiles 787,

Chambers claims 718

Myrick adds 300 game

scoring laurels as usual.

Clint Myrick’s award-winning

12-bagger garnered high game

honors.

HONOR ROLL

Ted Pritts 279-744, Donna Hough

252-694, Paul E Wilson 269-746, Mary

Jean Tarlton 180-525, Ricky Jaramillo

257-624, Donna Goare 225-493, Judy

McIlwain 157-442, Mark DeArment

Sr., 279-695.

Kathy Hopkins 217-590, JB Roark

227-649, Patsy Smith 179-518, James

Korn 269-736, Kathy Hopkins 214-601,

Chester Cockrill 234-644, Gloria Brown

170-427, Russell Parks 268-782.

LuLee Rechenthin 200-491, Leslie

A Mitchell 224-604, Rhonda S Mitchell

193-537, Matt Cook 279-721, Gloria

Brown 179-472, Frank Jachetta 195-567,

Linda Alexander 232-530, Curtis West

256-758.

Gary Palmer 290-741, Erika Nannis

193-531, Bertha Sanchez 212-569, Heath

Ford 225-559, Kimberly Fields 158-455,

John Walters 221-562, Mary Copeland

188-498, Robert Dempsey 276-760.

Kevin Carbo, Jr. 279-729, Waclaw

Adamcew 269-729, Sammye Ragland

231-600, Carlos Saflor 215-595,

Elizabeth Burnet 162-399, Clint Myrick

783, Tara Maryland 233-659, Robert

Blassingill 254-724.

Jancy Deaver 226-671, Ken Blackerby

255-745, Angela Ashley 258-693,

Chris Slone 267-635, Debra Chambers

177-498, JL Morse 248-718, Calondria

Enette 145-409.

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At Cowtown Bowling Palace

Morgan mauls 778,

Hart topples 645

Spotonski 300, Adkins 299

Ben Morgan rocketed to the

top of the honor roll last week

at Cowtown Bowling Palace by

compiling a classy 287/778 Monday

Mixers league session.

Amy Hart posted a sterling

234/645 Ladies and Gents set to

front fem scoring.

Jason Spotonski took highgame

honors with an award

winning 12-bagger, Blain Adkins

rolled a near-perfect 299.

HONOR ROLL

Duane Skinner 257-613, Andrea

Espinoza 246-534, Brian Lindsey

253-641, Rene Miller 185-522, James

Rodriguez 221-578, Justin Wing 216-

526, Amanda Gamm 185-510, Keith

Duke 248-697.

Rachel Cantu 213-540, Lou Sirois

247-669, Nicholas Galati 247, Donna

Barnes 190-497, Mary Lou Timms 500,

Brian Thornburg 279, Kevin Roberts

279-725, Jamie Hines 235-587, Chris

Morgan 727.

Michelle Teel 627, Darrell Hart

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Adult Leagues

266-682, Amy Hart 221-606, Jason

Magallon 258, Andrea Espinoza 214,

Billy Wacker 257-664, Lindsey McGredy

213-589, Michelle Teel 213, David Bates

(4 games) 267-970. Blane Adkins (4

games) 290-1035, Kevin Roberts (4

games) 290-946, Jesse Negete 256-734,

Eppie Ortega 201-506, David Pruitt

231-633, Rene Miller 194, Scott Thistle

194-582, Richard Fishburn 213-565.

Ladondra Fishburn 175-486, Zack Key

228, Jewel Densmore 177, Dennis Hoos

233-616, Amanda Morris 175 Baby

Shay Tate 230.

SENIORS

John Stewart 233-604, Karen Holder

203-570, James Godbey 225, Alma

Jones 203, Red Kelly 633, Dian Fleck

187-540, Les Messinger 234-573, Carol

Beck 191-508, Frank Philips 227-585.

Karen Wittenburg 189-523, James

Godbey 599, Ima Moreland 188-504,

Johnny Gallant 259-678, John Ferrell

255-642, Tessie Ellis 204-498, James

Godbey 225-642, Alice Cain 193-534.

Decicco delivers 606

Billy Decicco headed the

honor roll for the week at AMF

Arlington with a solid 214-215-

177 = 606 High Rollers league

showing.

Angie Kaufman’s, Decicco’s

league mate, banner 139-144-142

= 425 session paced the ladies.

HONOR ROLL

Richard Betts 187-513, Chester Joe

212-553, Christine Decicco 101-281, Bill

Holland, Jr. 205-533, Susan Holland

195-421, Joshua Martinez 104-255,

Kimberly Jordan 88-233.

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PIN POINTS

TO PONDER

By CHUCK PEZZANO

Are pro bowlers athletes?

You have heard that question

before, and you will hear

it again and again.

The PBA Official Yearbook

tells us that within a 42-game

tournament, players will lift

more than five tons, carrying

it for a total of two miles while

projecting the ball more than

700 times at an average speed

of 17 m.p.h. at a target 60 feet

away.

Dictionaries tell us that an

athlete is one who contends for

a prize. The word books also

define an athlete as anyone

trained or fit to contend in

exercises requiring physical

agility, stamina, and often

strength.

The pro bowler fits- Though

strength is helpful and even

necessary at times, the type

needed in pro bowling is not

the brute strength so needed in

the heavy contact sports.

In pro bowling, timing,

coordination, and a delicate

touch at times add up to a high

degree of finesse to go along

with measured force to score

consistently. However, pro

bowling takes rhythm, balance,

and skilled muscular effort.

The muscles must be supple

and toned, always in shape, but

not necessarily rock hard.

A pro bowler must be highly

competitive. He pays to play,

unlike baseball, football, basketball

and other players who

are paid to play. The bowler’s

pay is what he wins, and he

cashes well only with superior

performances.

Dedication is a must for

any successful athlete. A pro

bowler must spend long hours

for many years perfecting,

maintaining and adjusting

his skills. Too many times a

pro bowler is classed with the

average fun bowler.

That’s akin to equating a

touch football game at a picnic

with the Super Bowl and a

company softball game with

the World Series.

A pro bowler rolls more

games in a week than the

average bowler rolls in more

than a year. He probably

spends more time in actual

competition than any other

sports performer, firing away

on the lanes more than seven

hours on some days. The total

time involved, back and forth

between squads, preparation

(checking equipment and

studying lane conditions) can

often add up to a 12 hour day,

not counting any practice or

coaching sessions.

There is no relaxing. In the

qualifying each and every roll

of the ball counts toward the

total score and in the match

play tense situations are common.

There must be the utmost

ability to concentrate under

constant pressure on TV in a

sport where you are always in

a crowd, yet always all alone.

Spectators are only a few

feet away from the competing

players, You sit near other

players, but it is you against

the conditions, pins and often

yourself. There is no coach,

teammate or friend to help

once you are on the approach.

You roll your way out of

trouble or wait until the next

time.

Pro bowling has become

a sophisticated and scientific

sport. You must adjust practically

every game to every lane

At Plano Super Bowl

Fong rocks 806, Carrillo

masters 299/746

Rador 802, Whitehead 801, Fong, Goldgar,

Griffen, Henley, Holt, Kepner, Prior, Short 300’s

Bill Fong landed a thundering

279-248-279 = 806 Pepsi Classic

league series to head the leader

boards for the week at Plano

Super Bowl.

Melissa Carrillo, from the

Sportsman group, outdistanced

the ladies with a sky-high 207-

299-240 = 746 set.

Chris Rador and Darren

Whitehead finished close behind

Fong with award winning 800

series. Rador, Plano Senior Stars,

shot an 802 and Whitehead shot

an 801 in the Sunday Youth/Adult

league.

Bill Fong, Ansel Goldgar,

Dustin Griffen, Louis Henley,

Lance Holt, Phil Kepner, Kevin

Prior and Derek Short shared

high-game honors as each recorded

award-winning perfectos.

HONOR ROLL

Chris Rador 277, Darren Whitehead

279, Kevin Prior 792, Lisa Prior 180-517,

Roy Bond, Jr. 247-690, Brenda Box 255-

640, Richard Waltz 269-731, Sherri Fite

184-430, Chuck Christian 268-740.

Tayna Fulmer 246-685, Mike Halverson

269-731, Janice Ramirez 213-567,

Lance Holt 760, Pam Holt 190-469,

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and at times within a game.

You must learn about equipment,

bowling ball actions and

reactions, lane surfaces, lane

finishes, lane dressings, and

other variables, each worthy of

deep study and homework.

The sport looks simple. It

is—simple to play, difficult to

master, impossible to conquer.

Each higher competitive

plateau presents a new challenge,

and the pro level is the

highest peak.

Is a pro bowler an athlete. If

you rate physical contact and

brute power at the top of your

list, the answer would be no.

But if you add up the skills and

knowledge needed, physical

and mental, necessary for success,

there is little doubt that a

pro bowler must be, emphatically

ranked as an outstanding

athlete.

Casey Park 247-698, Debra Gardner

290-674, Patty Ellington 237-650, Linda

Davidson 226-583. Louis Henley 729,

Jeanette Morris 212-616, Bill North

235-672, Linda Small 196-494, Ryan

Whitney 286-797, Steve Garcia 246-661,

Karen Clevenger 214-571, Kevin Hiam

233-651, Melissa Carrillo 202-552.

John Sevier 234-690, Samantha Wing

189-449, Debbie Brown 190-539, Janet

Sanders 183-525, Jim Marcom 263-715,

Buck Butgereit 214-564, Suzanne

Bucholz 195-480, Scott Craddock

258-729.

Julie Barrett 235-625, Mike Watt

246-727, Sybil Williams 215-609,

Dale Streetman 246-710, Lisa Garza

236-633, Geoff Martin 289-758, Diane

Wallentine 233-606, Cathy Sposito

247-609.

Andy Fischman 221-552, Ansel

Goldgar 280-727, Leslie Evans 205-599,

Larry Parker 248-667, Diane Wallentine

224-623, Frank Oliver 268-770,

Barbara Jernigan 239-635, Jeremy

Bostock 279-757.

Melissa Carrillo 230-658, Bill

Fong (4 games) 1019, Tayna Fulmer

(4 games) 231-866, Trent Jacobs 257-

724, Donna Klemme 204-554, Warren

Conley 248-691, Lyn Ables 243-650.

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The bowling lanes at

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of Bowlers to Veterans Link

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parties. This first party was

for a group of service men and

women who travelled the short

distance from Walter Reed

Army Medical Center to enjoy

an afternoon of camaraderie

and competition on the lanes.

“Our ‘We Salute You’ parties

truly represent what BVL is

all about,” explained Darlene

Baker, Chair of the BVL Board

of Directors. “Our goal is to

show the troops we honor their

sacrifices for our country; and

our approach here is to utilize

bowling as a recreation therapy

vehicle to create a positive

environment featuring fun,

physical and mental fitness,

and fellowship.”

The bowling party series

was created to provide

returning service men and

women receiving care at both

Walter Reed and Bethesda

Naval Medical Center an

opportunity to step away from

the often-stressful hospital

setting and provide an outlet to

have fun.

These heroes can be

hospitalized for weeks or

months depending on the

severity of their injuries and

their course of treatment,”

continued Baker. “They are

from every state in the Union

- separated from family and

friends. This is where BVL

can really make an impact on

behalf of our sport.”

The home states of the

participants in the inaugural

event represented a crosssection

of our nation -- from

California to New York;

Arkansas to Ohio, and ranged

in levels of bowling experience.

They fought in Iraq and

Afghanistan, stood watch on

the USS Enterprise, did tours

in Guantanamo Bay, Panama,

Pakistan, and Japan.

Regardless of backgrounds,

however, participants roundly

agreed that the afternoon

was “a 300.” One member of

the group from Texas said

this about the event, “It was

wonderful, even though my

bowling wasn’t!! I’ll be back,

though!” Another bowler from

Connecticut, who admitted she

was hesitant of her abilities

prior to the party, noted “I

have not been bowling since

I was very young, but I did

better than I thought I would!”

She concluded, “I enjoyed (the

activity), though I was unsure

before I came. It was a good

distraction from everything

else going on.”

A California hero who

has served in no less than

11 locales noted this, “(Even

though) I bowled in last place

…I enjoyed bowling very

much today. The event brought

a smile and laughs which I

haven’t experienced in quite

some time. I’m glad I decided

to participate.”

Perhaps the most moving

response was from a soldier

who hails from Alabama.

“Thanks for providing me an

opportunity to get out and have

At AMF DeSoto

Darvas collects 300/805,

Smith banks 745

Sutton 299

Larry Darvas rolled a hearty

247-300-258 = 805 Pushovers

series to lead scoring last week

at AMF DeSoto.

Ronni Smith, also from the

Pushovers group, posted a stately

279-242-224 = 745 set to lead

the ladies.

Eddie Sutton’s near perfect 299

solo took runner-up honors.

HONOR ROLL

Victor Minor 260-711, Arlette

Washington 225-594, Frank Bell 279-

748, Nita Stein 258-660, Steve Frazzetto

258-734, Stacey Williams 223-631,

Steven Thomas 278-689, Penny Jurecko

175-451.

Chuck Hudson 256-717, Leritha

Pride 237-622, Bob Gray 253-629,

Angela Chalmers 191-514, Jeremy

Jaramillo 247-696, Kati Aceves 194-506,

Dennis Williams 233-643, Lucy Chism

196-548.

James Bridges 277-748, Melody

Foster 230-617.

SENIORS

James Bridges 279-675, Kay Carter

190-494, William Anglin 257-617, Susie

Pogue 188-521.

Pete Hamilton crafted a

top-flight 206-268-226 = 700

Wednesday Mixer series to end as

the number-one set of the week

at Rowlett Bowl-a-Rama.

Sammye Ragland’s, Hamilton’s

league mate, nice 203-195-

199 = 597 set paced the lady

bowlers.

HONOR ROLL

Art Fletcher 249-632, Anona Porter

183-544, Tom Kelley, Sr. 248-651, Becky

Banks 204-593, David Hermasillio 193-

553, Julie Reid 188-478, Nancy Heltzel

some fun. The best part for

me was that everything was

taken care of: the lane rental,

shoes, food, even a goody

bag was given out! The lanes

were decorated for our party

and it made me feel good that

someone thought enough of

us to make sure that we had a

good time.”

In addition to the afternoon

of bowling, all participants

were treated to lunch and

received gift bags which

included T-shirts with the

BVL logo and the “Bowling

Supports America’s Troops”

tagline, playing cards, and

an assortment of candies and

other treats. The gift pack also

included the USBC publication

The Bowler’s Guide: An

instructional and educational

guide to bowling.”

BVL needs financial

support to continue these

events, as well as the host of

other programs provided to

our nation’s service men and

women. Please visit http://

www.BowlforVeterans.org to

learn more and make your

pledge.

At Strikz

Edwards

delivers 681

FRISCO – David Edwards first

rate 236-199-246 = 681 session

ended as the number-one set of

the week at Stikz in the Lousy

Bowlerz league.

Denise Alexander’s, Edwards’

leaguemate, fine 215-142-197 =

554 session fronted fem scoring

for the ladies.

HONOR ROLL

Fred Badenhop 246-630, Susan

Powell 174-477, Aaron Rager 250-618,

Candy Torrey 194-546, Ron Shive

225-620, Stephanie Lewis 178-434, RJ

Steines 154-482, Shazad Hooda 439,

Cathy Eberly 195-554.

Carlene Rullmann 168-463, Clayton

Colby 266-680, Cathy Eberly 211-563,

Jim Reynen 221-625, Debbie Colby

201-550, Ryan Yablonsky 148-406, Niko

Romero 144-387.

At Rowlett Bowl-a-Rama

Hamilton handles 700

191-523, Jerry Lanier 268-669.

Chelsea Dean 171-505, Scott Jones

245-667, Marianne Beckner 232-573,

Mark Plagens 225-670, Carolyn

Marshall 171-497, John Smock Sr. (2

games) 221-395, Mary Ellen Rossbach

(2 games) 179-334.

SENIORS

Arley Terry (2 games) 165-308,

Betty Bruedigam (2 games) 153-300,

Bill Clay 214-512, Karen Dyer 188-499,

Bill Clay (No tap) 266-630, Betty

Bruedigam (No tap) 221-652.

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Dallas USBC Youth Scores

Dakota Boyette headed the

Dallas-area USBC youth bowling

last week with a thundering

268/728 Jr/Sr High Rollers series

at AMF Garland.

Jaden Takayesu led the girls

with a powerful 245/638 Major

set at AMF Lewisville.

At AMF Showplace Garland Lanes

– Dakota Boyette 268-728, Jordan

Hodge 237-617, William Yaryan 156-

428, Sara Taylor 152-424, Courtney

Salinas 213-616, Dakota Boyette

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At AMF Lewisville Lanes – Jake

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245-638, Leo Wendt 235-580, Oksana

Braun 157-447, Michael Cole 192-526,

Danielle Cole 110-315.

At Plano Super Bowl – Troy

Berneburg 248-696, Lindsay Paredes

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Schneider 199-523, Zoey Ruby 163-426,

Allister Rutledge 247-651, Shana

Geerdes 183-508, Sheldon Fulton 245-

665, Rachel Kugelstadt 213-619, Sean

Cooley 201-518, Hope Gramly 190-504,

Fort Worth USBC Youth Results

Trayon Smith topped the

Fort Worth-area USBC youth

bowling charts last week with a

chart-topping 289/740 Peterson

Point series at Brunswick Zone

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Katie Tallant led the girls with

a tidy 210/610 All Stars set at

Cowtown Bowling Palace.

At Brunswick Zone Watauga

– Trayon Smith 289-740, Shyanne

Johnson 222-576, Daunte Orr 292,

Sasha Azua 402, Liam McDaris 554,

Madelyn Rogers 454, Micah McCracken

597, Kyra Zink 480, Josh Burnham (4

games) 696.

At Brunswick Westcreek Lanes

– Cooper Cox 236-668, Katelyn George

210-585, Kevin Williams, Jr. 84, Jessica

Wike 158, Nathanael Wright 189, Marina

Jedro 112, Daniel Shue 159, Laura

Fuentes 92, Kamari Wine 159, Aveion

Walker 141, Steven Jedro 121, Katie

Hamlin 151, Chandler Mayfield 159,

Chance Moore 140, Logan Scheps 215,

Hayden Russell 161, Nathan Ferguson

135, Patrick Ferguson 99, Garrett

Ferguson 156, John Holland 167.

At Cityview Lanes – Mitch 72-202,

Ashley 52-104, Phillip 96-210, Bethany

80-218, Joshua Reininger 122-298,

Kimberly Sharp 140-389, Joshua

Gibbs 144-378, Brhea Stevens 106-270,

Andrew Steed 143-395, AJ Schotanus

Talisen Baron 154-433, Christie Draper

212-514, Sheldon Fulton 225-633,

Christina Henderson 236-617, Kevin

Blake 216-640, Tara Lopez 202-511,

Will Plagens (4 games) 241-608, Tara

Lopez (4 games) 212-590, Jack Swan

92-176, Abby DePlama 78-153.

At Red Bird Lanes – Kendall Jackson

256-635, Lizzie Williams 189-507,

Maygan Dickerson 127-334, Sebastian

Hill 129-305, Rachel Fender 125-353,

Kendall Jackson 220-615, David Green

(2 games) 259-441, Bailey Speaks (2

games) 138-214.

At AMF Richardson Lanes – Ronald

Rougely 257-629, Katie Ross 139-393,

Ashley Hathaway 165-393, Aiden

Walker 152-441, Jake Whitson 213-526,

Noelle Griewek 150-352.

At USA Bowl – Chris McCaleb

235-578, Kim Rios 125-369, Daniel

Castillo 118-343, Sara Griffin 121-285,

Dontae Rhone 211-567, Nina Castillo

101-273, Wilson Gonzalez 138-345,

Diana Maldanado 120-303, Andrew

Arroyo 125-338, Karina Rosas 122-322,

Jessica Ferretiz 111-296.

At Strikz – Ryan Yablonsky 148-

406, Niko Romero144-387.

155-406, Matthew Reininger 112-312,

Shaylee Hubbell 117-321, David Becker

120-327, Khilya Dyche 138-386, Blake

George 155-417, Katie Carlberg 171-

452, Kevin Graham 215-537, Sheldon

Graham 198-466, Paul Casten 206-596,

Tyler Meeks 167-397, AJ Sutton 158-

408, Adam Sears 213-534, Toby Jones

122-305, Tanner Bankston 220-525,

Marin Smolcik 163-396, Matthew

Becker 176-447.

At Cowtown Bowling Palace – Scott

Teel 258-730, Chandler Ritsch 265-682,

Katie Tallant 210-610, Grace Gann 98,

Zachery Moore 205-506, Jessica Cantu

195-554, Katie Tallant 202-555, Lindsay

Munn 138, Gabrielle Gann 106, Praise

Learley 104, Randy Cross, Jr. 247-574,

Katie Tallant 181-530, Jeremy Petosa

182-532, Shyanne Johnson 186.

At Forum Bowl – Mitchel Neville

209-564, Madison Neville 182-540,

Gilbert Bolivar 111-186, Anyssa Boles

101-175, Jayson Honegger 212-520,

Samantha LeClear 160-457, David

Carter 170-481, Kristin Hilker 167-424,

D J Williams 201-561, Kayla Lopez

200-532.

At AMF Showplace Euless Lanes

– Connor Strehlow 192-485, Rachel

Thornton 150-440, Kevin Knott 165-

469, Makensie Martin 157-436, Lane

Thompson 144-303, Kaitlyn George

118-327.

Area USBC

Youth Scores

Harrison Jarvis led the Southwest-area

USBC youth bowling

last week with a booming 236-

224-258 = 718 Scholarship series

at BRC Thousand Oaks.

Sydney Barren, Jarvis’ league

mate, paced the girls with a huge

223-204-222 = 649 set.

At Astro Super Bowl, San Antonio

– Sean Corbett 259-699, Jeanette Van

Gundy 222-519.

At BRC Thousand Oaks Lanes, San

Antonio - Harrison Jarvis 258-718,

Sydney Barren 223-649, Triston Gordon

214-565, Kylie Strain 217-501, Gilbert

Leal 257-679, Katelyn Nelson 201-577,

Kelsi Anderson 231-602.

Editors Note: We will have

the results of this tournament

next week.

The San Antonio Madison

Mavericks earned the top seed

in the 2011 Texas High School

Bowling Club State Tournament

held March 26-27 at AMF

Showplace Lanes in Euless.

The Mavericks’ senior-laden

lineup will enter the tournament

with their starting lineup

averaging 212, 7 pins higher

than Flower Mound. San Antonio

Taft is seeded third at 200.

Rounding out the top 10 are

Harker Heights (Killeen) and

McKinney Boyd at 198; Allen

and Amarillo at 192; Denton

Ryan and Fort Bend Dulles at

191; and Killeen Ellison at 189.

The Mavericks are the 2009

state champions and were

runners-up last year, losing

to Plano East. Allen (2008 &

2002), Garland Lakeview Centennial

(2005), Denton Ryan

(2004), and Richland (2003)

are past champions competing

in this year’s tournament.

In the girl’s tournament, the

top three seeds are all from the

Dallas area, led by Plano East,

averaging 187. 3-time champion

Allen is the 2nd seed at 183

while McKinney Boyd is 3rd at

175.

Katy holds the #4 seed at

173 while 2008 champion San

Antonio Madison is the 5th

seed at 170. Round Rock Stony

Point is #6 at 165. San Antonio

O’Connor is the #7 seed at

Boys

Trayon Smith, Brunswick Zone Watauga .............. 740

Scott Teel, Cowtown Bowling Palace .................... 730

Dakota Boyette, AMF Garland ............................... 728

Harrison Jarvis, BRC Thousand Oaks .................. 718

Sean Corbett, Astro Super Bowl ........................... 699

Troy Berneburg, Plano Super Bowl ...................... 696

Cooper Cox, Brunswick Westcreek ...................... 668

Kendall Jackson, Red Bird .................................... 635

Ronald Rougely, AMF Richardson ........................ 629

Jake Helbig, AMF Lewisville.................................. 600

Paul Casten, Cityview ............................................ 596

Chris McCaleb, USA Bowl ..................................... 578

Mitchel Neville, Forum ........................................... 564

Connor Strehlow, AMF Showplace Euless ........... 485

Ryan Yablonsky, Strikz ........................................... 406

Girls

Sydney Barren, BRC Thousand Oaks ................... 649

Jaden Takeayesu, AMF Lewisville ......................... 638

Lindsay Paredes, Plano Super Bowl ..................... 629

Jordan Hodge, AMF Garland ................................ 617

Katie Tallant, Cowtown Bowling Palace ................ 610

Katelyn George, Brunswick Westcreek ................ 585

Shyanne Johnson, Brunswick Zone Watauga ...... 576

Madison Neville, Forum ......................................... 540

Jeanette VanGundy, Astro Super Bowl ................. 519

Lizzie Williams, Red Bird ....................................... 507

Katie Carlberg, Cityview ........................................ 452

Rachel Thornton, AMF Showplace Euless ........... 440

Ashley Hathaway, AMF Richardson ...................... 393

Katie Ross, AMF Richardson ................................ 393

Niko Romero, Strikz ............................................... 387

Kim Rios, USA Bowl ............................................... 369

San Antonio Madison Boys, Plano East Girls Carry Top Seeds

into the Texas High School Bowling State Tournament

164 and Converse Judson is

#8 at 160. The #9 seed is New

Braunfels Canyon and 2002

champion Harker Heights

(Killeen) is the #10 seed at 157.

Flower Mound, Plano East

Bowlers Top Seeds in Singles

Tournament

Justin Tan of Flower Mound

carries the top seed going

into the singles tournament

averaging 242. Harrison Jarvis

of San Antonio Madison is not

far behind at 231 while Kyle

Chandler of Tomball is the #3

seed at 224 and Travis Davenport

of Flower Mound is #4 at

221. A total of 33 of the 65 boys

competing in the tournament

average over 200.

Kelsey Potts of Plano East

earned the top seed for the

girls, averaging 208 while

Austin N.Y.O.S. charter school

star Kiara Grant is the #2 seed

at 207. Rachel Kugelstadt of

Plano Senior earned the 3rd

seed at 205 while 2008 singles

champion Danielle Walker of

Keller Central is seeded #4

with a 203 average. Allen’s

Melanie Crawford is #5 at 200.

36 boys and 36 girls teams

will compete for the team title

while 65 boys and 65 girls will

vie for the singles title this

weekend at AMF Euless in

Euless.

This is the 10th year the

Texas High School Bowling

Club (THSBC) has conducted

Continued on Page 9

YOUTH TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

International Family Tournament

April 16-17 State Finals, Fiesta Lanes, New Braunfels, TX

July 28-30 National Finals, Louisville, KY

April 9 Lone Star Youth Classic Tour, Noon at AMF Richardson Lanes

April 10 — Grand Prix Qualifying, Plano Super Bowl. Qualifying squads at 10

a.m. and noon.

May 7-8 All Star State, Mel’s Lone Star Lanes, Georgetown

May 15 Youth-Adult Team Baker Challenge, AMF Lewisville

May 15 Grand Prix Regional, Bandera Super Bowl, San Antonio

May 27-29 Malott’s All-Stars Youth Championship, Highland Lanes, Austin

July 15-17 — $100,000 High School Singles Championship Tournament, Red

Rock Lanes, Las Vegas, NV.

August 6-7 Grand Prix State, Cityview Lanes, Fort Worth

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.


PBA Spare

Shots:

BRUSCHI’S ADVICE TO NFL

PLAYERS: PRACTICE YOUR

BOWLING GAME Retired

New England Patriots linebacker

Tedy Bruschi, during

an appearance on ESPN’s

SportsCenter Thursday, said if

he was still an NFL player with

the labor issues facing players

and owners today, he would

“be working on his bowling

career.”

The comment was accompanied

by a friend’s cell phone

video of Bruschi bowling a 300

game during a summer practice

session.

WATCH PBA PLAYOFFS

“PRE-GAME SHOWS” ON

XTRA FRAME “Pre-game

shows” leading into the telecast

of the Go RVing Regional

Championships round of the

Dick Weber PBA Playoffs on

Sunday, March 27, at 2:30 p.m.

Eastern is currently airing

on pba.com’s Xtra Frame, the

Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour’s

exclusive online video streaming

service.

Similar shows previewing

the Lucas Oil Regional Championships

round on ESPN on

Sunday, April 3, at 1 p.m. and

the Conference Championships

round on Sunday, April 10, at

1 p.m. also will air on Xtra

Frame, beginning the Monday

prior to each telecast.

The final “pre-game show”

will preview the Dick Weber

PBA Playoffs finals, which will

air live from Woodland Bowl in

Indianapolis on Sunday, April

17, at 1 p.m. Eastern.

O’NEILL, BARNES TO

REPRESENT U.S. IN PAN

AMERICAN GAMES Lumber

Liquidators PBA Tour stars Bill

O’Neill of Southampton, Pa.,

and Chris Barnes of Double

Oak, Texas, will represent the

United States in the 2011 Pan

American Games in Guadalajara,

Mexico, in October as

points leaders based upon a

Pan Am Games qualifier plus

their finishing positions in the

SAN ANTONIO MADISON

Continued from Page 8

a state team tournament and

8th year for a state singles

tournament. The THSBC is

administered by the Texas

Bowling Centers Association,

the state bowling proprietors

organization.

All teams, consisting of 5

bowlers, will bowl 3 games.

Based on total pinfall, the top

16 teams advance to the match

play round starting at 1:30 p.m.

Teams will be seeded 1-16 and

will be placed in a standard

match play bracket with the

#1 seed bowling #16, #2 vs.

15, etc. in Baker Format team

games. Each match will consist

of a best 2-of-3 game series.

Winners advance until a state

champion is crowned. Baker

format is where the leadoff

bowler bowls the 1st and 6th

Bayer USBC Masters and the

U.S. Open.

O’Neill led with 100 points

after topping the Pan Am

Games qualifier. Barnes finished

with 94 points, nipping

Tommy Jones of Simpsonville,

S.C., by two 92 points. O’Neill

topped the 32-game, two-day

Pan Am Games qualifier at

the International Training and

Research Center in Arlington,

Texas, with 7,386 pins. Patrick

Allen was second with 7,185

and Barnes was third with

7,160.

The two women representatives

will be determined

based on finishes in the USBC

Queens, U.S. Women’s Open

and a Pan Am Games Trials in

early May.

LOSCHETTER WINS

KUWAIT INTERNATIONAL

OPEN Lumber Liquidators

PBA Tour competitor Chris

Loschetter defeated Norway’s

Tore Torgersen, 255-186, to win

the $25,000 first prize in the

Kuwait International Open at

Cozmo Bowl in Kuwait City,

Kuwait, Tuesday. Loschetter

was the top qualifier for the

stepladder finals.

Finland’s Osku Palermaa,

who won the GEICO Shark

Championship earlier in the

season to lock up an exemption

for the 2011-12 PBA Tour

campaign, finished fifth.

Exempt Tour players Sean Rash

of Montgomery, Ill., finished

sixth; Jason Belmonte of Australia

finished eighth; Stuart

Williams of England finished

10th and Ronnie Russell of

Marion, Ind., finished 17th.

The Kuwait Open was the

fifth of seven events on the

new World Bowling Tour

schedule. The final two events

will be held in Bangkok,

Thailand, Sept. 24-30, and in

Sydney, Australia, Oct. 10-22.

CIMINELLI, WARREN CAP-

TURE REGIONAL TITLES With

the Lumber Liquidators PBA

Tour season winding down,

the PBA Regional program is

heating up.

In Hubbard, Ohio, Ryan

Ciminelli of Cheektowaga,

N.Y., defeated Brian Kretzer

of Dayton, Ohio, 233-226, to

win the joint PBA Central/East

frames, the #2 bowler bowls

the 2nd & 7th frames, etc.

Singles competition features

the top 65 bowlers from the 35

districts across the state who

qualified through 10 regional

tournaments.

All bowlers bowl 3 qualifying

games. Based on total

pinfall, the top 16 will advance

to the match play round

following immediately after

the qualifying. Bowlers will

be seeded in the same manner

as the team event. The round

of 16 and quarterfinals will

be a best 2-of-3 game format.

Semifinals and finals will be a

single game match.

179 schools competed in

the Texas High School Bowling

Club this season.

Region Hubbard Open at

Bell-Wick Bowl on March 20.

The regional title was the first

of the year for the 2011 Earl

Anthony Memorial champion.

Ciminelli earned $2,600 along

with his third career regional

title.

Ciminelli defeated another

Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour

exempt player, Jeff Zaffino of

Warren, Pa., 199- 182, to advance

to the title match while

Kretzer edged Rhino Page of

Dade City, Fla., 213-205, in the

other semifinal round match.

In Grants Pass, Ore., qualifying

leader and hometown

favorite Chris Warren defeated

Kevin Foley of Reno, Nev., 215-

196, to win the PBA Northwest

Region’s Caveman Bowl Open

on Sunday. The title was

Warren’s 26th in the Northwest

Region. He also earned $1,700.

Assuming the qualifying

rules remain the same, Jeff

Schrum of Cherryville. N.C.,

became one of the year’s first

to qualify for the 2012 PBA

Tournament of Champions

when he defeated William

Banks of Laurel Hill, N.C.,

238-139, to win his first PBA

title and $1,700 in the PBA

Fayetteville. N.C., Senior Open

Sunday at Lafayette Lanes.

The only PBA regional

scheduled for this weekend is

the joint PBA Midwest/Central

Region Stars & Strikes Open

sponsored by Allstate at Scott

Air Force Base, Ill., near St.

Louis.

QUICK NOTES: ESPN Classic

will air the finals of the 2008

PBA Chameleon Championship

from Taylor, Mich., on Monday,

April 11, at 11 p.m. Eastern

and the finals of the 2008 PBA

Ultimate Scoring Challenge,

also from Taylor, on Monday,

April 18, at 11 p.m. Eastern.

U.S. Open champion Norm

Duke, who has been throwing

“Strikes for Sy” since January,

added 86 strikes to his season

total during the Dick Weber

PBA Playoffs, bringing his

grand total to 1,022. Duke is

helping raise money for Sy

Harger, a four-year-old who

lives near Duke’s home in

Clermont, Fla., who suffers

from Eosinophilic Esophagitis,

a rare medical condition which

prevents him from eating solid

foods. Duke’s “Strikes for Sy”

campaign asks people to pledge

a specific amount for each

strike Duke rolls for the rest of

the season. If you would like to

support of Duke’s effort, visit

http://www.strikesforsy.com/

to enroll. A penny-a-pin pledge

would mean a contribution of

$10.22 to the effort, a five-cent

pledge would mean a $51.10

donation and a dime-per-pin

would mean a $102.20 donation

to “Strikes for Sy.”

THE BOWLING NEWS | Thursday, March 31, 2011 | Page 9

USBC NEWS:

Team captain wins truck at

Open Championships

RENO, NV — Tom Elston

of Sterling Heights, Mich.,

booked a round-trip ticket to

the 2011 United States Bowling

Congress Open Championships,

but now, driving home may be

an option after he won the first

of four Chevy Silverado pickup

trucks being given away at the

National Bowling Stadium this

year.

The 57-year-old righthander

made the traditional

march down Center Aisle

with his team Saturday night

and unassumingly tested his

footing on the approach as he

had in 27 previous trips to the

USBC Open Championships.

Just before the start of

practice, he was called back

to the end of Center Aisle and

rewarded for the countless

hours of work that go into

being a team captain at

the Open Championships.

Jennifer Cunningham, the

Director of Marketing for the

Reno-Sparks Convention &

Visitors Authority and Open

Championships Tournament

Manager Duane Hagen were on

hand to award the truck.

The funny part was that I

was getting ready and didn’t

even hear the announcement,”

said Elston, an automotive

designer who captained one

of his group’s two teams. “My

teammates were yelling at me

and telling me that I won, and

I didn’t even know what it was

that I won. They told me it was

the truck, and I was completely

shocked. I couldn’t believe it.”

The truck giveaway is one

of the many exciting features

of the USBC Eagle’s Nest,

an exclusive club for team

Lane Laughter

captains who fielded teams in

2010 and are registered to do so

again in 2011.

“I’ve never won anything like

this,” Elston said. “I’m the guy

who will always buy raffle tickets

or contest tickets, but never win.

This is really something.”

The club was created in

conjunction with the RSCVA

as a way to recognize captains

for their hard work and to

celebrate the return of the

Open Championships to Reno

for an unprecedented second-

consecutive year.

The response to the Eagle’s

Nest was overwhelming, and

the club includes more than

5,900 captains. In addition,

nearly 200 captains earned

Super-Captain status with four

or more teams.

As Eagle’s Nest members,

captains receive the USBC

‘E-Nest’ Newsletter. They also

have the opportunity to enter

captain-only brackets and are

eligible to win one of the highperformance

Storm bowling

balls being given away each

day at this year’s event.

All giveaway winners are

randomly selected from the list

of eligible team captains.

“We’ve had the same basic

team for many years, and as

team captain, you sometimes

have to replace bowlers,

but that’s part of it,” said

Elston, who started his Open

Championships career at the

1984 event, which also was

held in Reno. “I’ve enjoyed

being a team captain, and I’m

very grateful for the Eagle’s

Nest. I can’t thank everyone

enough for everything they

have done. This is great.”


Page 10 | Thursday, March 31, 2011 | THE BOWLING NEWS

2011 PBA SENIOR

Continued from Page 1

time PBA Tour winner Steve

Neff of Homosassa Springs

and four-time Senior Tour and

two-time PBA Tour winner Bob

Chamberlain of The Villages.

Qualifying rounds will be

conducted April 18-20 and

match finals rounds on April

21. Practice rounds will be

conducted the morning of

April 17 with pro-am squads

conducted at 1, p.m., 3 p.m., 5

p.m. and 7 p.m. with a special

youth pro-am conducted April

16 at 5 p.m. Pro-am entry

information may be obtained

by contacting Carter Family

Bowl at (407) 656-2000. Tickets

for qualifying and match play

finals rounds are also available

by calling Carter Family Bowl.

In addition to Carter Family

Bowl, Playdrome Rose Bowl in

Allentown, Pa., will be a firsttime

Senior Tour host when

the PBA Senior Mark Roth

Allentown Open is conducted

Clint Austin outscored the

competition last week at Forum

Bowl with an award-winning

299-289-213 = 801 Crusaders

league production.

Tennelle Milligan fronted fem

Mr. Bill’s Color Pin Sweeper

Every Saturday Night 7:30 PM

Check-in at 6:30 PM

$20 Sweeper entry fee

Mystery Score - 1st Game Strike Pot

King and Queen Tickets • Mega-Shots Every Night

Crazy Eights after Sweeper

$5.00 entry fee - up to two re-entries

Strike pot tickets every game

COME JOIN THE FUN!

All split

conversions pay

money

May 21-24. The second major

of the season, the USBC Senior

Masters moves from Las Vegas

to Wayne Webb’s Columbus

Bowl in Columbus, Ohio, July

31-Aug. 5.

The Senior Tour’s other

major, the PBA Senior U.S.

Open presented by the

Suncoast, returns to the

Suncoast Bowling Center in Las

Vegas June 12-17.

2011 PBA Senior Tour

Schedule

April 17-21 – PBA Senior

Don Carter Open, Carter

Family Bowl, Winter Garden,

Fla.

April 23-26 – PBA Senior

Sun Bowl In The Villages,

Spanish Springs Lanes, The

Villages, Fla.

May 1-4 – PBA Senior

Miller High Life Classic,

George Pappas Victory Lanes,

Mooresville, N.C.

May 21-24 – PBA Senior

Mark Roth Allentown Open,

Playdrome Rose Bowl,

Allentown, Pa.

June 12-17 – PBA Senior

At Forum Bowl

Austin wraps up 299/801,

Milligan garners 759

Jesse-Nunn 300

scoring with a stellar 247-258-254

= 759 set in the Fast Lane Trio

session.

Diana Jesse-Nunn, Milligan’s

league mate, claimed high-game

honors with an award winning

Handicap

90% of 220

Ladies fi ve-bagger pays $5.00 once a night.

Men‛s six-bagger pays $5.00 once a night.

Will also pay out men‛s and women‛s high series

each night - scratch/handicap

Handicap-Scratch-Ladies Brackets $5.00 each

Cross-Over Doubles $1.00 per person

Mr. Bill 817-925-3892 Cell: 817-557-0749

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Southwest Parkway

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972-641-4406 or 972-647-2275

U.S. Open, Presented by the

Suncoast, Suncoast Bowling

Center, Las Vegas

June 19-22 – PBA Senior

Northern California Classic,

Harvest Park Bowl, Brentwood,

Calif.

July 31-Aug. 5 – USBC

Senior Masters, Wayne Webb’s

Columbus Bowl, Columbus,

Ohio

Aug. 8-11 – PBA Senior Lake

County Open, Olympia Lanes,

Hammond, Ind.

Aug. 13-16 – PBA Senior

Decatur Open, Spare Time

Lanes, Decatur, Ill.

Aug. 22-25 – PBA Senior

Jackson Open, Airport Lanes,

Jackson, Mich.

Aug. 27-30 – PBA Senior

Dayton Classic, Capri Lanes,

Dayton, Ohio

12-bagger.

HONOR ROLL

Ron Eddins 200-566, Mary Edgett

205-538, Pam Stewart 211-541, LeeAnn

Hill 191-553, Sharon Liles 211-523, Tony

Hernandez 249-726, Carol McGinley

207-563, Jeff Davis (no-tap, 4 game)

255-937.

Nancy Lira (no-tap, 4 game)

263-905, Jimmy Himonubbe 237-658,

Chrissy Castro 215-547, Eric Cedillo

236-620, Silvia Hernandez 192-548,

Mark Neville 258-669, Mary King

236-551, John Munson 237-662. Donna

Sue Brady 193-525, Larry Fewell (4

games) 265-967, Tennelle Milligan (4

games) 258-983, Steve Cotter 259-691,

Annie Akanni 233-590, Bruce Newkirk

279-728, Marcella Mills 193-535.

Carlos Ortiz 267-697, Robbi Pauley

173-497, Joseph Canales 257-756, Jodie

Rogers 225-572, Leritha Pride 226-

653, James Walton 257-724, Maribel

Mendiola 185-511, Rich Briendine

241-638.

Amber Snyder 181-493, Don Harris

266-692, Linda McCollum 190-527,

Tony Flowers 213-602, Hollye Freeman

129-370.

At AMF Irving

Curb bags

732 series

Wayne Curb booked a banner

732 series in Men’s Trio action for

the week at AMF Irving.

Mary Lay led the gals with a

nice 184/508 Major Classic set.

HONOR ROLL

Don Banfield 203-536, Louise

Umsted 209-483, Norman Arnold

187-542, Mary Lay 194-491, Bobbie

Matievic 176-466, Bubba Smart

199-559, Maria Williams 202-486,

Steve Golden 198, Emilio Guzman

532. Jannette Vasquez 171-410, Jim

Simpkins 188, Vicky Alcorn 178-459,

Ray Lynch 184-475, John Johnson 505,

Jeanie Newman 173-466, Paul Mohon

214-691, Louis Nielson 204-491, Jessica

Hudson 165-439.

⌧ ⌧ ⌧

At AMF Richardson

Whitney handles 300/788,

McGraw charts 734

Stephenson 299

Ryan Whitney won the highset

contest last week at AMF

Richardson as he tossed top notch

300-230-258 = 788 numbers in

the Sunday Showdown action.

Arvese McGraw fronted the

ladies with a super smooth 209-

259-266 = 734 XXXX Rates set.

Sam Stephenson’s near perfect

299 solo took runner-up

honors.

HONOR ROLL

Sam Stephenson 621, Gary Pfeil 289-

759, Pete Tredwell 266-758, Jennifer

Hayes 258-712, Sherry Osier 235-656,

Michelle Rogers 236-651, Gary Peterson

213-609, Linda Peterson 163-470, Ted

Pritts 279-774. Karen Koenig 214-526,

At Interstate Lanes

Eggeling explodes with 737

ROUND ROCK – Chris Eggeling

hammered out a hefty

227-286-224 = 737 Alley Cats

league series to take the top spot

on the honor roll last week at

Interstate Lanes.

Jessica Blair, from the Double

R Handicap group, rolled a lofty

225-185-166 = 576 set to pace

the ladies.

HONOR ROLL

Ryan Belz 181-524, Bonnie Bingham

203-503, Jery Gregor 141-318, Krystal

Bird 142-381, Bob Wilson 253-625, Geor-

Hieu Du 236-653, Teri Gonzalez 181-

475, Bill North 213-573, Kay Blanton

175-478, James Alexander 244-676,

Elynn Boss 247-637, Mike Crouch

269-766, Judy Hinman 186-486.

Leon Jones 267-654, Dawn Klapper

234-579, Adam Spencer 175-497,

Heather Mosoff 170-386, Bob Willingham

232-599, Sherri Fite 187-538,

Andrew Esquivel 214-619, Amanda

Rippetoe 163-451.

Bill North 191-525, Sharon Alohin

177-423, Mike Walker 277-716, Ron

Yoshida 231-651, Rhonda Yoshida 209-

597, Karl Hinman 255-615, May Kisay

191-499, Romah Pugh 265-684.

Vicki Grizzaffi 212-507, Debbie

Whitson 145-410.

gia Hoffman 204-550, Donnie Rodriguez

213-611, Marcia Bailey 181-494.

Gervis Guice 248-682, Angel

Ramirez 223-551, Chris May 268-672,

Shayla Mickens 191-537, Justin Rogers

255-696, Kelly Edwards 213-557, Rene

Garza 254-692, Sheree Artes 180-492.

Kenny Kiehl 245-671, Brenda

Walker 201-558, J Frigillana 235-632,

Sharon Balusek 193-549, Trey Nelson

248-731, Ken Brown 279-725, Auggie

Olivarez 120-331, Trudy Crossley

180-524, Danny Wright 95-226, Serena

Guin 160-434.

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Round Rock, TX 78664

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10 YEARS AGO

Jim Stephens led the Honor Roll at Jupiter with an 802…My

national’s teammate and great friend Alan Hunter shot 300/780

at Plano, god bless you brother…Lisa Wasson was high for the

ladies with 739 at Plano, take that Tam…CDB was high at DC

West and BRC Watagua…Darlene Rogers was high at AMF Euless

with 680, such a sweet girl…NABI hero Terry Taylor leveled

Forum with 776…Carolyn Dorin-Parish-Ballard wins Fort Worth

city all-events title shooting 2111…Becky Derstine wins NABI

at Forum…Megan Simon led Fort Worth Juniors with 613…Jim

Carter, 300 at DC West, yawn.

20 YEARS AGO

Steve Medina led the Honor Roll at Blazer with 791…Steve

Spurgin rolled 771 at Plano SB…POTA, aka Rick Southwick was

high at the only place he could bowl a 200 game, Hurst Bowl,

with 738…Tim Caldwell 751 at Big Town…Pam Candler and

Barbara Candler led the ladies with 700…Beth O shot 698 at

Jupiter…Susie Minshew rolled up a 695 at DC FW…Lisa Talley

a rock-solid 622 at Showplace Garland…Bo Bowden wins $3000

at Garland, winning a Neil Walsh tourney, Randy Johnson

runner-up…our little buddy Kris Lecroy shoots 760 in junior

leagues at Watauga…Genie shot 487, ugh…Justin Pittsinger was

high for the kids at Blazer with 783.

30 YEARS AGO

The legendary James LeCroy led the honor roll with 783 at

Wedgewood…Bob Lehr blasts 782 at Plaza…James Brashears

bombs 771 at Jupiter…The Bowling News adds Steve Neff as a

columnist…Brad Davidson Jr rips DC West as a junior bowler

with 665, another blast from the past that I miss hanging out

with…Barry Luckingham, I mean Larry Buckingham bops 758

at Meadowbrook

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At BRC Thousand Oaks

Ferguson claims 810,

Stewart peppers 299/742

Hall aces 300, Young 299

SAN ANTONIO – Calvin Ferguson

was on target last week at

BRC Thousand Oaks after pocketing

power-laden 278-277-255

= 810 numbers in Armadillos

action.

Michelle Stewart, from the

Thursday Early Mixed loop, led

the ladies with a sky-high 237-

206-299 = 742 showing.

Jeff Hall, Ferguson’s league

mate, garnered high-game honors

with an award-winning 12bagger.

Mike Young, Stewart’s

league mate, shared runner-up

honors with a near perfect 299

solo.

HONOR ROLL

Richard Russell 267-664, Lisa Fox

245-579, David Wersell 260-735, Sherri

Sherrier 237-640, Jeff Hall 674, Helen

Keith 233-648, Tyrone Crosby 248-622,

Elaine Goliday 195-515, Bruce Rise

247-653.

Martin Velasquez 256-690, Sheila

Van Gundy 226-642, Cliff Varner

255-714, Jan Leaders 215-541, Gralend

Harris 277-649, Chris Galler 255-718,

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Cornelius Stewart 267-638, Rhonda

Stockton 230-489.

Sam Little 230-719, Maryroze

Hollyday 201-539, Elvin Keeney

265-663, Helen Keith 258-694, Mike

Keith 235-680, Eddie Mossler 234-597,

Clint Scheib 220-620, Herb Van Gundy

259-613.

At Astro Super Bowl

Lawson lands 743,

Blankenfeld bags 300/723

SAN ANTONIO – Lorenzo

Lawson, Alamo City Masters

leaguer, collected high-series

honors with a high-powered

259/743 series

Jovan Blankenfeld rolled an

award-winning 12-bagger to

garner high-game accolades and

lead the ladies with a 723 Storm

All Star set.

HONOR ROLL

Mike Bratton 266-645, Sun Chang

201-487, Stephen Mathis 269-681, C J

MIXED TEAM TOURNAMENT

First Place Team

$2,500.00

Based on 36 teams

April 23rd, 2011

Team format:

4:1 or 3:2

Combination

Team Average

Cap: 1025

This is a non-sanctioned handicap tournament open to all bowlers except PBA exempt bowlers.

For more information, full rules and entry forms, contact the front desk at Astro Super Bowl

or the Tournament Directors:

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Email: cnatal@centurytel.net Email: jgbowls@aol.com

www.itabowling.com

Jamie Culbreth 289-702, Sam

Little 246-667, Ian Normandin 247-

686, Elaine Goliday 201-579, Sandra

Alonzo 211-504, Michael Phillips

280-767, Delores Walker 258-688, David

Greenfield 279-731.

Carol Kenney 247-699, Michael

Smith 279-637, Mike Young 683, Renee

Nevels 259-662, Jerry Powell 259-752,

Linda Bray 234-680.

SENIORS

Jesse Escobedo 243-670, Roberta

Grassmuck 203-549, Ted Smith 258-

664, John Robinson 244-575, Anna

Robison 201-488, Arlon Mueller

244-639, Bev Pollard 185-526, Steve

Nicholson 251-577, Phyllis Beaver

202-500, Don Black 243-657, Roberta

Grassmuck 202-540.

Pena 247-694, Anton Thomas 279-588,

JoAnn Thomas 258-652, Greg Bolds

245-641, Mary Simmons 188-468, Ken

Clark 277-657.

SENIORS

Willie Toney, Sr. 232-667, P J

Felton 168-462, Craig Johnson 206-539,

Sharon Nevels 246-555, Doug Carter

255-643, Bert Grassmuck 193-483, Rudy

Campos 269-716, Jessica Hirschmann

225-628, Johnny Franklin 248-544,

Barbara Faught 206-487.

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Do You Remember?


At Red Bird Lanes

Billman pockets 712,

Bridgewater tosses 658

Rob Billman stroked super

solid 268-233-211 = 712 numbers

in the Red Bird Men’s league play

to claim high-series honors for

the week at Red Bird Lanes.

Tristan Bridgewater paced the

Duncanville ladies with a smooth

223-220-234 = 677 Sunday Nite

Mixed set.

HONOR ROLL

Judy Dillabough 209-524, Lauren

Daniel 232-581, Billy Cathey 279-671,

Thomas Pulis 232-644, Donald Bowen

188-497, Rebecca Salinas 121-331,

Margaret Padgett 210-507, Pat Karre

529.

Bradley Robinson 226-626, Deanna

Mike Moscato dominated

scoring last week at Brunswick

Westcreek by posting a 279-279-

256 = 814 series in High Pot with

a Twist action.

Terri Trefger, Moscato’s league

mate, fired a blue-ribbon 177-

277-234 = 688 set to garner fem

scoring honors.

Homer Dufley, Sr. and Ron

“Mrs 300” Coggins shared highgame

honors as each registered

award-winning perfectos.

HONOR ROLL

David Dewberry 278, Vicky Kopp

213-560, Corey Rape 649, Carlos

Zapata 256, Tamra Kelley 189-523,

Jesse Negrete 641, John Garnett

258-719, Pearl Tucker 244-648, Willie

Jackson 279-719.

June Hervey 257-635, EJ Nenchka 278-

737, Amy Hart 258-675, Chad Vendeville

258-726, Theresa Bankston 268-631,

Michael Hinson 259-715, Beverly Rogers

247-616, Eddie Gould 284.

Hoffman 226-590, Fred Downey 226-

618, Arthur Stangl 259-664, Glenda

Nelson 191-530, Russell Arms 222-609,

Monica Diaz 196-494, Bill Young

245-656.

Ashley Sheehan 213-528, Robert

Saunders 222-621, Annie Gregory

211-522, Dustin Mires 238-661, Deanna

Hoffman 243-618, Dustin Mires 243-

666, Erica Ramsey 198-508, Pedro

Silva 212-607.

Dale Shaw 236-542, Anthony Flowers

211-562, Brenda James 160-436,

Billy Cathey 277-699, Glenda Richardson

203-504, Cindy Howell 192-560,

Gary Spurlock 222-630, Carolyn Shaffer

170-491, Jennifer Farrell 253-658.

At AMF Lewisville

Hughes notches 771,

Johnson jams 667

Helm and Bertini snag 298’s

Daryl Hughes belted out a

note-worthy 257-268-246 = 771

Monday Nite Men’s series to take

top billing on the honor roll for

the week at AMF Lewisville.

Cheryl Johnson, from the JB

Trio group, led the ladies with a

robust 181-275-211= 667 set.

Ashley Helm and Joe Bertini

shared high-game honors with

near perfect 298 solos.

HONOR ROLL

Paul Cameron 237-640, Joyce Mc-

Clurg 219-532, Chris Johns 253-634,

Erlinda McIntire 211-551, Jay Moody

255-669, Roseanne Langston 128-338,

Bradley Knight 203-589, Katie Sanders

173-489.

Ronnie Cook 267-718, Sabina

DeBord 233-595, Clint Kent 266-752,

Susan Cox 224-577, Larry Hatton

222-655, Julie Turner 212-570, Joe

Bertini 728, Sabina DeBord 196-556,

Robert Clark 255-672.

Lynette McLain 209-594, Evelyn

Sass 186-500, Lee McDonald, Sr.

279, Bruce Waller 269-760, Paula

Amschler 245-628, Peter Avlogitos

230-629, Anissa Chambers 155-417,

Eric Reising 279-729.

Ashley Helm 638, Drew Nichols

237-575, Kristen Ficaro 176-503, Jeff

Parlato 247-672, LaRae Pritchard

192-491, Dale Toon 244-540, Linda

Allen 211-471, Casey Mercer 290-702,

Cindy Poe 186-465.

At Brunswick Westcreek

Moscato snags 814,

Trefger racks up 688

Dufley, Sr., Coggins 300

Nita Stein 268-611, Brien Keeler

259-684, Greg Kennon 224-568, Alice

Rogers 212-550, Shawn Beam 256,

Amanda Dominguez 215-603, Ben Brose

276-717, Karen Burns-Lane 232-600,

Russell Hall 246-672. Virginia Jeandron

204-498, James Wright II 239-655, Patti

Sprinkle 189-486, Ron Krueger 235,

Karen Holder 204, Genie Roberts 528,

Steve Graeve 267-760, Marshal McNeese

266-739, Chester Jones 267. Eleanor

McDonald 176, John Allen 267, Virginia

Hamilton 176, Gloria Llagas 234-632,

Darryl Rogers 709, Don Slack 253, Susan

Seward 220, Robby Dally 259, Paula

Davis 214-487, Charles Covert 710.

Dick Ensminger (9 pin no-tap)

300, Carol Neubauer (9 pin no-tap)

286, Lee Rodawalt (9 pin no-tap) 300,

Ron Waller (9 pin no-tap) 266, Bob

Wike 115, Cassie Williams 143, Luther

Mayfield, Jr. 159.

Star Schott 142, Deion Lewis 210,

Chuck Cox 278-692, Jonathan Redfield

256-690.

O’NEILL, BARNES

Continued from Page 1

the International Training and

Research Center to finalize

the rankings. O’Neill led the

field with a total of 7,386, an

average of 230.8, while Patrick

Allen was second with 7,185.

Barnes finished third with

7,160.

“I was feeling really

good and even when I was

struggling a little bit I still

was throwing the ball well,”

O’Neill said. “Going to the

Pan Am Games is going to be

pretty neat. It could be a once

in a lifetime opportunity. It’s

an Olympic setting, and I’m

looking forward to watching

some of the other sports as

well.”

For Barnes, it will be the

second time he has competed

in the Pan American Games.

He represented Team USA in

the 1995 event in Buenos Aires,

Argentina, and relishes the idea

of going back again.

“I really wanted the

opportunity to go back again,”

said Barnes, who won two gold

medals at the 1995 event. “I

think the Pan Am Games are

very reflective to what bowling

would be in the Olympics.

I thought it was one of the

coolest events I have been a

part of in my bowling career.”

The Pan American Games

are an Americas version of the

Olympic Games which includes

the Olympic program sports

and others that are not part

of the Olympics. The United

States Olympic Committee

has specific requirements for

selecting players to compete in

the event.

In each of the three events,

the players were ranked in

order of finish with the highest

finisher in each event earning

11 points, second gets 10

and so on. If a player did not

compete in an event, they get

the same amount of points as

the final finisher.

The Masters and U.S. Open

each made up 20 percent of

the points total, while the

Pan American Games Trials

represented the other 60

percent.

The two representatives in

the women’s division will be

determined based on finishes

at the USBC Queens and U.S.

Women’s Open. The women

will bowl their Pan American

Games Trials the first week of

May.

With the Pan American

Games Trials completed, the

Team USA men will now take

part in specialized training at

the ITRC, which is considered

the home of Team USA,

throughout the rest of the

week.

2011 TEAM USA PAN AMERI-

CAN GAMES QUALIFYING

(Final ranking points; top

two advance to Pan American

Games)

1, Bill O’Neill, 100. 2, Chris

Barnes, 94. 3, Tommy Jones,

92. 4, Patrick Allen, 88. 5, Mike

Fagan, 70. 6, Wes Malott, 58. 7,

Walter Ray Williams Jr., 54. 8,

THE BOWLING NEWS | Thursday, March 31, 2011 | Page 13

EJ Tackett, 32. 9, Scott Boyle,

30. 10, Steven Smith, 24. 11,

Jarret Mizo, 18.

2011 TEAM USA PAN AMERI-

CAN GAMES TRIALS

(32 games, makes up 60 percent

of qualifying points)

1, Bill O’Neill, 7,386. 2,

Patrick Allen, 7,185. 3, Chris

Barnes, 7,160. 4, Tommy Jones,

7,128. 5, Wes Malott, 7,074. 6,

Mike Fagan, 7,052. 7, Walter

Ray Williams Jr., 6,986. 8,

Scott Boyle, 6,818. 9, Steven

Smith, 6,766. 10, EJ Tackett,

6,756. 11, Jarret Mizo, 6,587.

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SPOTLIGHT

Continued from Page 3

four years now.

Thoughts on the big series?

I really didn’t feel that well

that night, didn’t eat dinner

but ended up bowling great.

It was my first 299, first 11 in

a row, and my first 800, all

in one night. At first I was

excited about the 299, but

then once I realized I had

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shot an 800, it was really an

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How long do you plan to

keep bowling? Until I can’t do it

any more physically; I’ve been

bowling since I was 6.

What is your all-time favorite

movie? My husband and I

are huge movie buffs, and I

know this will sound cheesy,

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but Titanic is my favorite. That

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Where did you take your best

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about to take my best vacation.

My husband and I are going

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July.

What is your favorite piece

of technology? I would have

to say my DVR, I can’t stand

commercials, so I just go right

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If you were the commissioner

of all things bowling for a day

what would you change? I love

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anything that I would want to

change. I would bowl everyday

if I could.

Favorite hobby besides

bowling? Reading, my favorites

are vampire, fantasy and Sci-fi

books.

We were unable to contact

Tennelle Milligan, who posted

a 247-258-254 = 759 set in the

Fast Lane Trio league at Forum

Bowl. We will try to get her in

the Spotlight for next week.

World Bowling

Tour rankings

Top 25 after five events (Pos.,

Name, Country, Points)

MEN

1, Mika Koivuniemi, Finland, 125.

2, Sean Rash, USA, 90. 3, Osku Palermaa,

Finland, 76. 4, Chris Barnes, USA,

68. 5, Tore Torgersen, Norway, 61. 6,

Dominic Barrett, England, 60. 7, Paul

Moor, England, 55. 8, Martin Larsen,

Sweden, 53. 9, Chris Loschetter, USA,

51. 10, Norm Duke, USA, 50. 10, Tom

Hess, USA, 50. 10, Syafiq Ridhwan,

Malaysia, 50. 10, Tommy Jones, USA,

50. 14, Jason Belmonte, Australia., 47.

14, Ronnie Russell, USA, 47. 16, Kimmo

Lehtonen, Finland, 41. 17, Jack Jurek,

USA, 40. 17, Thomas Larsen, Denmark,

40. 19, Lucas Legnani, Argentina, 33.

20, Dennis Eklund, Sweden, 32. 21,

Marco Baade, Germany, 30. 21, Mike

DeVaney, USA, 30. 21, Ryan Shafer,

USA, 30. 24, Karl Wahlgren, Sweden,

29. 25, Chris Warren, USA, 28. 25, Gery

Verbruggen, Belgium, 28. 25, Stuart

Williams, England, 28.

WOMEN

1, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, USA,

145. 2, Kelly Kulick, USA, 100. 3, Nina

Flack, Sweden, 85. 4, Krista Pollanen,

Finland, 80. 5, Liz Johnson, USA,

70. 6, Clara Guerrero, Colombia, 50.

6, Helen Johnsson, Sweden, 50. 8,

Sandra Andersson, Sweden, 46. 8,

Jazreel Tan, Singapore, 46. 10, Rocio

Restrepo, Colombia, 40. 10, Tannya

Roumimper, Indonesia, 40. 12, Nicki

Ainge, England, 38. 13, Mai Ginge

Jensen, Denmark, 35. 13, Missy Parkin,

USA, 35. 15, Anna Orlova, Russia, 30.

16, Victoria Johansson, Sweden, 27.

16, Rebecka Larsen, Sweden, 27. 16,

Elin Adolfsson, Sweden, 27. 16, Patricia

Luoto, Germany, 27. 20, Joline Persson

Planefors, Sweden, 26. 21, Bryanna

Caldwell, USA, 25. 21, Heidi Manninen,

Finland, 25. 21, Marilyn Planchard,

France, 25. 24, Diandra Asbaty, USA,

24. 24, Vanessa Fung, Hong Kong, 24.

24, Marija Tkachenko, Latvia, 24. 24,

Hee Kar Yen, Malaysia, 24.

⌧ ⌧ ⌧

THE BOWLING NEWS | Thursday, March 31, 2011 | Page 15

KOENIG, MAHONEY

Continued from Page 1

and Ted Garner was close

behind with 670 and received

$110 for fourth.

Other cashers included:

5. Lendon Wood, $100; 6. Ira

Bassett, $100; 7. Mitchell Anderson,

$80; 8. David Williams,

$60; 9. Eddie Rogers, $50; 10.

Tina Garcia, $50; 11. Fisher

Howell, $40; 12-13. Jason

Thompson, Jeremiah Laroe,

$30 each.

High Qualifier (no-tap)

Charles Millsap, Mitchell

Anderson, Tina Garcia.

High Pot Winners

Walter Joseph, $30; Ira

Bassett, James Mahoney, Tina

Garcia, David Williams, Katie

Meneades, $20 each; David

Johnson, Jason Thompson, $10

each.

TRAVELING CLASSIC BOWLING

ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA

As of March 5

Men — Dallas I-II

District #1

BBB Enclosures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 53

4-HHHH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80.5 55.5

Gravediggers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 65

Plano Super Bowl Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 65

The Storms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63.5 72.5

AMF Richardson Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44.5 91.5

District #2

AMF Euless Sharks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 50

AMF Garland Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85.5 50.5

Rich’s Pro Shop-Forum Bowl . . . . . . . .80.5 55.5

Spare and Strikes Pro Shop . . . . . . . . .71.5 64.5

Holiday Glass and Mirror . . . . . . . . . . .58.5 77.5

Red Bird Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44.5 91.5

District #3

Winston Water Cooler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 54

AMF DeSoto Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 64

AMF Irving Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 65

Classic Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 70

Forum Bowl Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 82

All Star Ennis Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 86

District #4

AMF Lewisville Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88.5 47.5

Allen Bowl Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68.5 67.5

The Bowling Shop at Richardson . . .63.5 72.5

AMF Spare Time Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 76

USA Bowl Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59.5 76.5

Your Neighborhood Pro Shop . . . . . . . 57 79

District #5

Allen Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 49

The Bowling Shop at Garland . . . . . . . 79 57

Forum Bowl Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78.5 57.5

Advanced Financial Strategy . . . . . . .70.5 65.5

All Star Ennis Pro Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 66

On The Border . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65.5 70.5

AMF Richardson Pro Shop . . . . . . . . . . . 62 74

Plano Super Bowl Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . 55 81

District #6

Red Bird Lanes Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 56

Otis Pillow Pro Shop-Hurst . . . . . . . . . . 73 63

Cotton Bowlers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 63

AMF Irving Lounge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 68

AMF Euless Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 72

AMF Garland Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 74

USA Bowl Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 76

Cheers With Passion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 97

District #7

AMF Lewisville Pro Shop . . . . . . . . . . .80.5 55.5

Werry Theory Embroidery . . . . . . . . . . . 79 57

Splitsville-Allen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73.5 62.5

Spare Time Red Door Lounge . . . . . . . 70 66

AMF DeSoto Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55.5 80.5

R and J Trailers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 85

As of March 13

Men — Fort Worth South

District #1

USA Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 56

Watauga Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 57

Spares and Strikes Pro Shop . . . . . . . .74.5 61.5

Hurst Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 70

AMF Euless . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 79

Otis Pro Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43.5 84.5

District #2

KT Embroidery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 58

Singles Winner, Charlie Millsap

BoY Standings

1. Eddie Rogers, 3,185; 2.

Bob Robinson, 2,735; 3. Ted

Garner, 2,680; 4. Anthony

Sewell, 2,550; 5. Austin Hill,

2,548.

The tournament had 40

teams with a total payout of

$5,915.

Thrown Together. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72.5 63.5

Watauga Strike Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 64

Spare Time Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 71

Joshua Automotive CSI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 71

Showplace Lounge Lizards . . . . . . . . .63.5 72.5

As of March 20

Dallas Women

B-1

Ron Williams Pro Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 54

The Bowling Shop/Richardson. . . . . . . 75 61

DeSoto Candles Make Scents . . . . . . . . 68 68

TBC Pro Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 71

B-2

The Bowling Shop/Garland . . . . . . . . . . 97 39

All Star Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74.5 61.5

Plano Super Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 66

DeSoto Sophisticated Ladies . . . . . . . . 39 97

B-3

Wick’s Pro Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 55

Richardson Lightning Strikes . . . . . . . . 78 58

Advanced Financial Strategies . . . . . .71.5 64.5

AMF Euless Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65.5 70.5

B-4

Terrell Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87.5 48.5

Red Bird Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 61

Dangerous Curves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74.5 61.5

A Fine Line Permanent Cosmetic . . . . 54 82

B-5

AMF Richardson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 66

Forum Bowlers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 75

USA Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56.5 79.5

Your Neighborhood Pro Shop . . . . . . . 51 85

B-6

Lewisville Travelin’ Trouble. . . . . . . . . . . 79 57

Dallas Indian Bowling Tourn. . . . . . . . . 50 86

Allen Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49.5 86.5

University Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45.5 90.5

B-7

AMF Irving Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68.5 67.5

AMF Garland Deuces Wild . . . . . . . . . . . 66 70

People’s Pro Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 71

Forum Bowl Double Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 89

B-8

Brunswick Zone Denton . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 47

AMF Lewisville Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . . .78.5 57.5

Rowlett Bowl-A-Rama . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73.5 62.5

AMF DeSoto Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 98

B-9

The Bowling Shop/Lewisville . . . . . . . . 96 40

Pride and Joy Day Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 54

Sparetime 2D Xtreme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 54

Cityview Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32.5 103.5

As of March 27

Fort Worth Women

District #1

Cityview Traveling Ladies . . . . . . . . . . .83.5 60.5

AMF Showplace Wings . . . . . . . . . . . . .77.5 66.5

AMF Spare Time Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . .69.5 74.5

Cowtown Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 75

Westcreek Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 84

District #2

AMF Showplace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 51

Nine & A Wiggle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 66

Hurst – Otis’ Pro Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 76

Spares & Strikes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67.5 76.5

Forum 5um . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 92

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OK, here’s the deal, I’ve

never been the adventurous

type of person. Putting myself

in a potentially physically

harmful situation seems like

an unnecessary risk.

However, my wife is pretty

outgoing as far as that goes.

She’s been in a hot air balloon,

and even did some solo

skydiving.

So to keep our marriage

vibrant and exciting I decided

that we would attempt a zipline

adventure after seeing a

Groupon for it at Beaumont

Ranch in Grandview, TX.

After purchasing the

Groupon I didn’t seem to have

any panic other than trying to

stay under the weight limit.

Daceman, hanging in.

Now 250 pounds may sound

easy; but fully dressed, a donut

or two during the week, and all

the gear that you have to wear,

I knew it was going to be close.

So all week long I drank

lean shakes from GNC and

managed to stay under the

number.

On the Saturday night before

our zip-line was to occur

I finally started getting a little

nervous. Things that aren’t

supposed to break, actually

break all the time so how can I

be 100% sure.

Do they go up there daily

and swing a 249 pound dummy

across the 1500 foot ravine to

test to make sure it will hold?

I don’t think so. We arrived

on site and I immediately

noticed that our guides looked

all of about 16 years old.

These punks have my life in

their hands? But it was too late

to turn back now, so we went

to the first of the 6 lines we

were to tour.

The first was a baby version

where your feet can still touch

the ground. This one was okay

for me for obvious reasons.

I went last so I could take

pictures of Nikki. Then after

everyone understood how to

do it we moved on to the next

lines which progressively got

taller, longer, and faster.

They told us to go up the

steps in the order we want to

go, and all eight people in our

group looked at me.

Now I could easily read

their minds…if this thing holds

up the fat guy then we should

all be good. I didn’t appreciate

it, but I understood it!

So as I’m staring over

the edge I thought that the

worst case scenario would

be multiple fractures; lots of

recovery time, but nothing life

threatening.

Actually letting go that first

time was extremely difficult.

I’m not good at trusting

equipment so this was a major

deal for me. As you can tell

by the fact I’m writing this

column…everything went fine

and I safely arrived at the other

side.

About the third line I

started noticing that when I

would jump off the ledge the

line seemed to sink further

down than everyone else, but

we were so high up it shouldn’t

matter.

That is until we got to the

1500 foot (longest in Texas)

line. Nikki went first this time

and she took the iPhone with

her so she could take pictures

of me. I noticed when she

split the trees, even she was a

little lower than I would have

thought was safe.

But again these kids know

what they’re doing so I wasn’t

too worried. As I began my decent

down the last line I tried

to get cute and let go with both

hands, but quickly decided that

this was a bad idea as I started

spinning.

After getting control I

noticed that the tree branches

that everyone else cleared with

ease weren’t looking so good

for me.

Yes, you guessed it; I got an

old fashion whooping on my

back-side from the branches

from the tree.

However, I did arrive safe

and moderately sound on the

other side and was glad that it

was over.

It was a lot of fun and I’m

glad we did it, but I wish I

could have enjoyed the scenery

a little more. If you get a

chance I would highly encourage

you to do it, but try not to

be such a weenie like me.

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to see considering Homer bowls

with a back brace on. “I’ve had

three back surgeries and have

four discs fused together, so

I wear a brace to support my

back and take some pressure

off.” And, the entire league

of 30 teams got to witness it.

Most teams stopped to watch

as Homer got close to the last

shot, but before he threw the

last ball, the whole league was

behind his pair. The center

announced his accomplishment

shortly thereafter.

Arlene Lorenzo, who’s been

the league secretary for 27

years, since the league started,

was excited for Homer, “he’s

very nice and loves bowling”

she said. Arlene has filed the

paperwork with USBC for

Homer’s award, which makes

Homer happy. He’s very excited

and anxious to get the recognition

for his accomplishment.

Homer, a retiree of G.E.,

started bowling in 1987 and

continues to bowl in multiple

leagues now. He currently

bowls on Monday afternoons

in a senior league at Forum

Bowl in Grand Prairie, the

Classic High Pot league on

Monday nights and a 9-pin

senior league on Wednesday

afternoons at Forum. In the

Wednesday league he is the

high average with a 239.

Homer continues to

practice to improve his game

and continues to update his

bowling ball arsenal having

just ordered a new Brunswick

bowling ball.

Homer plans to continue

bowling for as long as he can.

“If you don’t use it, you lose it.”

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Miki Jo Parish-Dorin-Ballard

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Patrick Adams garnered highgames

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