Saturday, October 30, 2010

Bowling Highlights Column 10-29-10

Fifth Career 300 For Dean Shattuck

Monticello right-handed power bowler Dean Shattuck is a competent knowledgeable kegler and his keen savvy of lane conditions and along with his sticking with an old AMF Ultra C bowling ball produced his fifth career 300 game October 14 in the Thursday Men's league at Colonial Lanes in Chester.
Dean bowls regularly in the Monday Men's league at Kiamesha Lanes but subs three to four times a year in the Thursday league at Chester.
Dean noted that this most recent 300 was bowled with an AMF Ultra C which is over 10 years old and is believed to be a urethane bowling ball. He added that the old ball has been bringing him success lately.
His fourth career 300 was bowled December 23, 2009 in the Wednesday Men's league at Kiamesha Lanes.
Always an advocate for the improvement of the sport of bowling and while a member of the Wednesday Men's league at Kiamesha Lanes Shattuck several years ago was one of the strong proponents of a shot change for this league.
Dean noted that at that time there was a need to change the oil pattern (or lane shot) because of the fact that the former easy house pattern produced averages that were not real.
"We needed a truer shot pattern", Shattuck noted at that time.
Prior to his December 23, 2009 perfect game Dean purchased a new MoRich LevRG bowling ball and he credits that ball with his fourth 300.
The October 14 scores for the 48-year-old Shattuck were 300, 229, 224, 753.
Dean's third career 300 was bowled on January 30, 2008, also in the Wednesday Men's league at Kiamesha Lanes with scores of 300, 238, 237, 771.
His previous high series was a 792. He scored his second career 300 game on February 21, 2007 in the Wednesday Men's league at Kiamesha Lanes.
Dean is a member of the board of directors of the Tri-County NY USBC. He maintains a 220 average in the Chester league and a 217 in the Monday league at Kiamesha Lanes.. Dean has been bowling for over 28 years.
Dean is married to Kelly and they have one daughter, Karla.
Employed as an electrician in Rockland County Dean also owns and operates his own electrical contracting business.

The Bowling Tip
By Mike Luongo

Bowlers: This weeks tip will help you execute and repeat good shots by having your body set properly so that you can use the laws of physics to roll the ball and eliminate tension in your swing.
As I've mentioned in previous columns, too much upper body and head movement make it very difficult to repeat shots.
The purpose of the stance is to place the body in an athletic position, eliminate all unnecessary movements during the approach and reduce TENSION.
Resting forearms against the body, in the stance, will help reduce tension in the upper body.
How do we do this?
Here are the four steps in the proper order for setting posture.
1. Set the feet (toward your break point).
2. Set your head (tilted over the ball).
3. Set your posterior (this is your balance point as you are swinging a heavy object).
4. Set the ball position close as noted above.
You are now in position to start a smooth approach. Maintain your body position and let the ball swing under your shoulder. You will find this easy to repeat shot after shot.
Note: Watch the PBA and note the body positions but keep in mind that your exact body position may vary to accommodate different physiology. Also, if your ball does not fit, it will be difficult to eliminate tension from your swing.
Mike Luongo is technically certified through IBPSIA as a Pro Shop Operator and Teacher. He is also a Silver Level Coach with the USBC and is a Sales Advisor and Special Events Coordinator with the Storm and Roto Grip Bowling Ball Company. If you have a question or subject you would like covered, he can be reached at 435-720-7271 or via e-mail at mikel@stormbowling.com

This column is written by Ed Townsend, a public relations consultant to the amateur and professional sport of bowling and to several bowling writers associations. If you have a topic that would make good reading, or have league and tournament scores and information, Ed can be reached at 439-8177, via e-mail at edwardctownsend@hotmail.com and by fax at 230-8674. For a more expanded version of the bowling column, please visit our Web Page at http://bght.blogspot.com/ This column is also available on Facebook.
LOCAL SCORES
BY ED TOWNSEND

Beechwood Lanes

Recent highlight scores in the Monday Ladies League included a 180 game, a 178 game and a 514 series by Diane Staves, Julie Yewchuck 183, Jody Schanil 162, Pam Wayne 168, 161, Beth Schumacher 180, Wendy Finn 170, Diane Conroy 160 and Karen Borowski 169.
In the Tuesday Ladies League, Pat Peters 173, 467 and Debbie Loughrey 168, 168, 459.

Fox Bowling Center

Recent highlight scores in the Tuesday Ladies Early Birds League included a 224 game, a 194 game and a 565 series by Dana McGraw, Brianna Walker 208, 199, 544 and Lori Walker 189.
In the Wednesday Men’s Independent League, Frank H. Couse Jr. 245, 629, Jim Dibble 245, 680, Bill Gleim 243, 257, 703, Ben Green 245, 664, Mark Hawley 226, 633, Jack Hazen 237, 650, Steve Jacobi 245, 632, Rob Johnson 234, 246, 702, Ryan Kille 247, Donnie Marino 241, 227, 665, Walt Oralls 236, Josh Rice 241, Rich Rigas 263, 258, 702, Jonathon Wayne 225, 625, Zuke Wormuth 234, 601 and Tony Wright 236, 661.
In the Thursday Men’s Deposit National League, Al Bullis Jr. 232, Andy Bullis 230, 617, Howard Couse Sr. 610, Frank Couse Sr. 234, 225, 653, Jeff Curtis 242, 656, Lenn Davis 610, Nate Finch 230, 647, Paul Fritz 233, 278, 733, Bill Gleim 251, 267, 677, John Gurnick 634, Paul Ignatovich 256, 268, 266, 790, Gino Jones 236, Greg Keesler 246, 225, 686, John Lanner 258, 636, Rick Mills 230, Neil Mosher 602, Skip Wilson 236, 622, Dan Wormuth 248, 633 and Fran Wormuth 225.
In the Friday Mixed Doubles Couples League, Andy Bullis 245, 647, Howey Couse 235, 673, Crystal Ellis 189, 213, 224, 626, Bill Gleim 248, 676, Dave Lester 625, Aaron Lester 227, Mark McGraw 300, 683, Rick Mills 233, 626, Walt Oralls 266, 287, 768, Sandy Winans 272, 182, 615, Dan Wormuth 231, 633 and Jeremy Wormuth 277, 243, 267, 787.
In the Sunday Afternoon Mixed Fun League, Don Marino 621, Dave Mills 612, Rick Mills 241, 234, 665, Savanna Mills (youth girl’s scores) 142, 171, 156, 469 and Sally Rigas 190.

Kiamesha Lanes

Recent highlight scores in the Monday Men’s League included a 235 game, a 227 game and a 622 series by Frank Scuderi, Matt Fallon 627, Lloyd Bridges 228, Steven Rivera 247, Francisco Martinez 232, Al Caycho 258, 623, Jon Wilhelm 235, 657, James VanAken 246, 663, Josh Strang 254, Tom Belgiovene 267, 682, John Hoffmann 600, Dan Ricco 227, Mike Weiner 235, 620, Eddie Lake 268, 235, 717, Rick Lake 254, 655, James Ratner 278, 238, 698, Kort Wheeler 225, Keith Hackett 237, Kevin Stackhouse 237, Jaryl Scott 651, Donald Durland 226, 622, David Graham 612, Michael Mahusky 258, George Battle 236, and Dean Shattuck 244, 226, 682.
In the Tuesday Mixed Firefighters League, Karen Kilgore 194, Debbie Durland 229, 212, 200, 641, Jon Wilhelm 234, 235, 694, Ed Guthrie 236, 630, Linda Schaefer 224, Andrea Grossman 254, 605, Neil Bell Jr. 603, Carena Collura 205, Mary Lee Williams 183, 522, Joan Lake 203, 519, Dorian Jennings 202, 533, Kris Gwiozdowski 230, Jack Rustic 235, 653, George Kelley 225, 607, Jim Gerrand 234, and Shane Cunningham 243, 632.
In the Wednesday Men’s League, Paul Durland 238, 662, James VanAken 233, 642, Tom Belgiovene 247, 677, George Battle 255, Kevin Stackhouse 226, 239, 684, Laresko Niifa 268, 602, Eddie Lake 241, 247, 690, Kenny Atkins 605, Gregory Fallon 234, 245, 685, Matt Fallon 235, 663, Jon Wilhelm 245, 243, 671, Richard Bradford 246, 655, Donald Durland 290, 233, 736 and Shane Cunningham 228.
In the Thursday Ladies League, Rita Burdick 213, Liz Burgio 197, 167, 520, Mardette Wilcox 181, Valerie Exner 190, Barbara Durbak 200, 187, 184, 571, Karen Perrello 202, Jennifer Parisi 184, 202, 545, Kathy King 213, Lisa Cartwright 168, 190, 513, Jenelle Wood 194, Trasey Barres 211, 182, 172, 565, Camille Carpinone 181 and Mary Atkins 181, 177, 504.
In the Friday Night Mixed League, David Graham 259, 279, 230, 768, Edward Lake 203, 257, 234, 694, Thomas Skiff III a 243, 228, 204, 675, Tom Palmer 213, 206, 227, 646, Eugene Kelly 227, 204, 211, 642, Kyle Shivers 232, 230, 632, Ryan Lepke 210, 226, 630, Vinnie Scuderi 224, 218, 618, Paul Berens 217, 213, 613, Frank Emmens 202, 215, 611, Frank Scuderi 258, 604, Laresko Niifa 210, 203, Alpesh Patel 224, Kevin Stackhouse 212, Larry Berens 217, Ryan Sonnenschein 216, Robert Sze 204, Glenn Fraser 221, Roy Sweeney 200, Victor Decker 210, Daniel Ricco 205, Joan Lake 213, 195, 216, 624, Cathy Carpenter 212, 202, 191, 605, Tammy Sze 199, 190, 566, Mary Ann A. Drobysh-Berens 205, 521, Francine Kaiser 504, Jennie Worden 504, Carolyn Williams 204, 504, Joan Redington 500, Nancy Greene 196, Trasey Barres 208, Vera Bernhardt 187 and Judith Kelly 188.

Liberty Lanes

Recent highlight scores in the Monday Men’s League included Thomas Fix with games of 203, 237 and 245 for a 685 series, Kyle Stevens 245, 225, 202, 672, Paul Minton 223, 201, Ed Blume Sr. 212, Carmine Santillo 224, Carl Houghtaling 213, Ed Blume Sr. 212, Jason Jones Sr. 201 and Ricky Nichols 200.
In the Wednesday, Men’s League, Kyle Stevens 256, 226, 237, 719, Jim Fiore 237, 244, 677, Rob Tuttle 211, 251, 638, Andy Butler 222, 201, 612, Dwayne Cabrera 245, 610; Jason Jones Sr. 215, 221, 610, Russell Bivins 217, 609; Dan Martinetti 231, 212, 603, Ralph Coney 203, 214, Ed Blume Sr. 212, 201, Thomas Fix 200, Jason Jones Jr. 234, Juan Lopez 234, Merlin Bound 223, Justin Lopez 216, Mark Carman Sr. 215, Anthony Atkins 212, Stew Stevens 207, Herbie Sklar 203 and Chris Stevens 200.
In the Thursday Ladies League, Jane Mann 187, 187, 505, Maureen Hopper 202 and Audrey Woolard 182.
In the Friday Mixed League, Russell Bivins 210, 233, 602, Betty Dole 203, Robert Fix III 203, Alan LaBounty 201, Tony Mears 201 and Bonnie Carman 180.
In the Saturday Mixed League, Anthony Atkins 222, 209, 616, Kyle Stevens 217, 608, Phil Norris 245, 200, Keith Smith 255, Jon Wayne 207, Angie Desmond 192, 232, 572, Wendy Swan 181, 180, Deming Roosa 223, Walt Edwards 214, Josh Milucky 212, Gene Smith 209, Geo Crary 206, Thomas Fix 202, Jim Petrosky 202 and Rich Bivins 200.
In the Sunday Mixed League, Rich Winters Sr. 266, 235, 695, Bob Feeney 208, 206, 605, Jim Fiore 209 and Robert Cady 200.
In the Liberty Elks Bumper League, Jakes Parks 77, Ethan Smith 72, Londyn Thomas 66, Kaytlyn Ingrassia 48, Makayla Dutcher 38 and Hailey Kennedy 26.In the Liberty Elks Bantam League, Dara Schiff 104, Tanner Parks 98, Ian Cody 92, Zachary DeLong 89, Owen Siegel 86, 71, 157, Nick Dworetsky 79, 49, 128, Marie Lyons 76, 70, 146, Sean McMahon 68, 68, 136, Gabriel Florez 59, Myan Florez 57, David Schiff 52, Kayla McMahon 43, Jessica Dworetsky 40 and Aidan Whitehead 23.
In the Liberty Elks Teenage League, Brendan Siegel 189, Louie Brahm 175, 167, 495, Robby Allegretta 170, 143, 435, Anthony Kolarik 170, 164, 478, Zachary Cody 161, 113, Robert Feeney 160, 151, Glen McCausland 148, 137, 119, 404, Robby Lyons 146, 400, Alaura DeLong 134, Cameron Reichenbaugh 131, Thomas McCausland 119, Jon Greisbeck 115 and Ryan Feeney 112.
POWERHOUSE BOWLING,
PBA’S XTRA FRAME TEAM
UP FOR LOCKER
ROOM REPORT

Reports to bring viewers behind-the-scenes look from World Series of BowlingPowerhouse™ and pba.com’s Xtra Frame webcast are teaming up to bring viewers behind-the-scenes coverage from the World Series of Bowling in Las Vegas.The Powerhouse Locker Room Reports will be hosted by the newest member of pba.com’s Xtra Frame, Jaclyn Marinkovich, a.k.a. Jackie Bowling, who will be talking to players between sets while they regroup and clean equipment for the next challenge.This year, the locker rooms at all Professional Bowlers Association events will be stocked with state-of-the-art equipment produced by Ebonite International’s pro shop equipment brand, Powerhouse™. Everything a bowler — regardless of what company they bowl for — needs will be on hand provided by Powerhouse™, from resurfacing machines, drill presses, ball cleaners, polishes, etc.“Powerhouse™ is constantly stressing the importance of keeping bowling balls clean and how to properly care for them,” said Powerhouse™ Brand Manager Paul Figliomeni. “What better way to show the importance of properly maintaining your bowling equipment than to show how the pros do it.”By cleaning your bowling ball regularly, you can sustain the life and the performance of the ball. Having the right equipment on-hand at the World Series of Bowling is even more important, since the lane patterns change daily and with so many bowlers, the lanes break down quickly.“Having the Powerhouse™ Locker Room will give bowlers the variety of equipment from polishes and Abralon® pads to adjust the surface of their equipment to match up with the lane conditions.”The Powerhouse™ Locker Room Reports will be featured on Xtra Frame throughout the World Series of Bowling. Watch the Powerhouse™ Locker Room Reports at www.pba.com or on YouTube.About Ebonite International Ebonite International is a privately-owned company that services bowling centers, distributors and retail outlets domestically and internationally. The company’s consumer product brands include Ebonite,Hammer,Robby’s,Columbia 300,Track and Powerhouse™; its commercial product brand is Ebonite Bowling Center Direct.

DEL BALLARD JR. REJOINS EBONITE

INTERNATIONAL ON TOUR

Del Ballard Jr. rejoins ebonite international on tour.

Recent battle with tonsil cancer not keeping PBA legend off the lanes.


Despite his battle with tonsil cancer this summer, Del Ballard will once again join Ebonite International, Inc. on the Professional Bowlers Association Lumber Liquidator tour this season as the company’s tour representative. Ballard, 47, a 13-time PBA titlist in his own right, has been contracted by the bowling ball manufacturer to represent the company’s four ball brands during the PBA tour, which begins with the World Series of Bowling, Oct. 24, at South Point Bowling Center in Las Vegas.Ballard, who found out he had the rare form of cancer after returning home from Saudi Arabia with a sore throat that would not go away, is going to have his work cut out for him as Ebonite International, Inc. has expanded its pro staff.Among this expanded staff include reigning PBA Player of the Year and PBA Senior Tour Rookie of the Year Walter Ray Williams Jr., 2010 PABCON All Events gold medalists Liz Johnson, Shannon Pluhowsky and Tournament of Champions winner Kelly Kulick, in addition to its staff from last year, which included Bill O’Neill, Mike Fagan, Jason Couch, Tommy Jones and Chris Barnes.Ballard’s treatments have gone well, according to his wife and Ebonite Brand Manager Ed Gallagher, who has worked with Ballard for many years.“The cancer has almost completely dissipated,” said Ballard’s wife, United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Carolyn Dorin-Ballard. “So the prognosis is very good and his doctors are thrilled with the way his body has accepted his treatments.”Ballard has been mum on the subject of his cancer and completely focused on the upcoming World Series of Bowling, saying that the expanded Ebonite International staff shouldn’t be a problem.“I have worked with many of these guys before, so hopefully the additional players will not be a factor,” Ballard said.The PBA has changed the coaching rules this year that will allow tour reps to talk to the bowler while they are bowling, he said.“Some like to talk, some do not,” he said. “It is my job to cater to the needs of the players; however, with a large staff, I will only have a certain amount of time for each player.” Ballard still battles with a sore throat, according to Gallagher, and to be sure he does not overtax himself, Hammer Brand Manager Jeff Ussery and Track Brand Manager Paul Figliomeni are on hand during the World Series to give Ballard a hand if needed .“I really want to thank Ebonite International for giving me this opportunity,” Ballard said.Thanks are not necessary, according to Gallagher.“We are thrilled he is feeling well enough to participate in the WSOB in Las Vegas,” the brand manager said. “After his bowling days were over, Del became one of the best, if not the very best tour rep any player could ask for. He is a great coach of the physical game, lane play, ball selection and tournament strategy, and last, but certainly not least, how to cope with different players and understand how they think. He brings instant credibility, as he has been through the wars and prevailed.”In addition to the players drawing strength from Ballard’s experiences on the lane, they are now drawing strength from Ballard’s latest battle.“The players feel so much inspiration from his progress, and that does not even address the skills he possesses as the premier Tour Rep,” Gallagher said.About Ebonite International Ebonite International is a privately-owned company that services bowling centers, distributors and retail outlets domestically and internationally. The company’s consumer product brands include Ebonite,Hammer,Robby’s,Columbia 300,Track and Powerhouse™; its commercial product brand is Ebonite Bowling Center Direct.
PBA WORLD SERIES OF
BOWLING RECAP: DAY FOUR

MR. CONSISTENT BILL O'NEILL SURGES INTO PBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD
The PBA World Series of Bowling is a combination of a series of sprints in the middle of a marathon. While players are trying to finish in the top 16 in each of the five daily 12-game qualifying rounds on five different PBA lane conditioning patterns, the real race is to finish high in the standings after 60 games for the 2010 PBA World Championship, the Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour's first major championship of the 2010-11 season.

Reigning U.S. Open champion Bill O'Neill of Southampton, Pa., has demonstrated he isn't the most talented sprinter, but he's doing great in the marathon. O'Neill hasn't won a stage yet, but he has been the most consistent player in the field of 252, advancing to next week's match play finals in the all four animal pattern championships completed thus far: 15th in the Cheetah round, eighth on the Viper pattern, seventh on the Chameleon (where he is defending champion) and 13th in the Scorpion round. That performance has landed him in the lead for the PBA World Championship after 48 of 60 games.

PBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS
(After 48 of 60 games; top 63 cash; top 8 advance to live ESPN/ESPN2 stepladder finals on Jan. 14, 15 and 16 at South Point Bowling Center)

1, Bill O'Neill, Southampton, Pa., 10,969.
2, Sean Rash, Wichita, Kan., 10,939.
3, Mika Koivuniemi, Finland, 10,901.
4, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 10,867.
5, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 10,834.
6, Brian Kretzer, Dayton, Ohio, 10,808.
7, Mike DeVaney, Murrieta, Calif., 10,793.
8, Michael Haugen Jr., Carefree, Ariz., 10,787.
9, Tyler Jensen, Ft. Worth, Texas, 10,781.
10, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 10,779.
11, Ritchie Allen, Columbia, S.C., 10,776.
12, Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 10,770.
13, Kimmo Lehtonen, Finland, 10,755.
14, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 10,746.
15, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 10,734.
16, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 10,730.
17, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 10,725.
18, Jeff Carter, Springfield, Ill., 10,691.
19, Jason Sterner, McDonough, Ga., 10,672.
20, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 10,665.
21, Mike Fagan, Patchogue, N.Y., 10,664.
22, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 10,652.
23, Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, 10,626.
24, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 10,620.
25, Steve Jaros, Yorkville, Ill., 10,611.
26, Pete Weber, St. Ann, Mo., 10,607.
27, Mike Scroggins, Amarillo, Texas, 10,598.
28, Scott Norton, Costa Mesa, Calif., 10,596.
29, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 10,592.
30, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 10,587.
31, Andres Gomez, Colombia, 10,584.
32, Dan MacLelland, Canada, 10,553.
33, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 10,501.
34, Stevie Weber, Chalmette, La., 10,491.
35, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., 10,486.
36, Dominic Barrett, England, 10,478.
37, Bryon Smith, Roseburg, Ore., 10,471.
38, Kip Roberts, Glenallen, Va., 10,468.
39, Eddie VanDaniker Jr., Essex, Md., 10,449.
40, Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., 10,448.
41, (tie) Joe Ciccone, Buffalo, N.Y., and Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 10,435.
43, Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., 10,420.
44, Andy Mortensen, Irving, Texas, 10,412.
45, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 10,403.
46, Tom Sorce, Blasdell, N.Y., 10,395.
47, Tony Reyes, San Bruno, Calif., 10,388.
48, Patrick Girard, Canada, 10,376.
49, Dino Castillo, Carrollton, Texas, 10,364.
50, D.J. Archer, Mineral Wells, Texas, 10,353.
51, Gregory Thompson Jr., Dublin, Calif., 10,344.
52, Lennie Boresch Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 10,338.
53, Michael Machuga, Erie, Pa., 10,333.
54, Mark Buffa, Canada, 10,329.
55, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., 10,314.
56, Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., 10,305.
57, Peter Ljung, Sweden, 10,298.
58, Randy Weiss, Columbia, S.C., 10,283.
59, David Haynes, Las Vegas, 10,279.
60, Jun-Yung Kim, Korea, 10,278.
60, Brian Voss, Alpharetta, Ga., 10,278.
62, Eddie Graham, Centerville, Ohio, 10,276.
63, Dennis Horan Jr., Temecula, Calif., 10,272.
64, Jack Jurek, Lackawanna, N.Y., 10,261.
65, Dave D'Entremont, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, 10,256.

PBA ADDS $28,000 TO GEICO SHARK CHAMPIONSHIP PRIZE LIST
Thanks to successful participation in the PBA World Series of Bowling beyond original expectations, the PBA has decided to add an additional $28,000 in prize money to the final stage of qualifying week, the GEICO Shark Championship qualifying round. Instead of paying 16 places, all players finishing in the top 50 during the final 12 games of Week One of the World Series will be rewarded with pay checks.

LIVE ON XTRA FRAME COVERS 14 HOURS OF OPENING DAY ACTION
Bowling fans around the world were able to follow 14 hours of live action on Xtra Frame, the PBA's exclusive video-streaming service, on Monday. Full-year, World Series only and one-day trial memberships are available by visiting www.xtraframe.tv href="http://www.xtraframe.tv/>.">http://www.xtraframe.tv/>.

BOWLING PRODUCT COMPANIES TO DEMONSTRATE NEWEST PRODUCTS
Bowling fans attending the PBA World Series of Bowling at South Point Bowling Center between Sunday, Oct. 31, and Wednesday, Nov. 3, will have an opportunity to learn more about the newest bowling products during a series of demonstrations by PBA Registered Product Companies.

The demonstrations also will be taped for on-demand viewing on PBA's newly-revamped Xtra Frame video streaming service at the conclusion of the World Series. Each of the participating companies also has a display booth on-site at South Point where fans can get additional information.

For on-site fans, the demonstration schedule includes (all times Pacific):

Sunday, Oct. 31
Noon MOTIV
12:30 p.m. Track
1 p.m. Ebonite
5:30 p.m. Brunswick
6 p.m. Turbo 2-N-1 Grips
6:20 p.m. - EFX

Monday, Nov. 1
12:15 p.m. Storm Products
12:45 p.m. Roto Grip

Tuesday, Nov. 2
12:15 p.m. Hammer
12:45 p.m. Columbia 300

Wednesday, Nov. 3
12:15 p.m. AMF300
12:45 p.m. 900 Global

The leading woman after 48 games was reigning PBA Tournament of Champions winner Kelly Kulick of Union, N.J., with 10,314 pins. Her 35th place finish in the Scorpion qualifying round advanced her into 55th place in the World Championship standings. Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, N.Y., was her closest challenger among the 10 women in the field, in 77th place with 10,187 pins.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

HAMMER TOURNEY 2010

The 2010 Hammer Outing championship team, from the left, John Dunnigan, Mike Watson, Howard Pellman and Ronald Menges.

Robert "Rat" Ratner doing some housekeeping on the first green during the Hammer Outing


The foursome of Tom Willi and Fred Stabbert III during the Hammer Outing.


The Thor trophy being carried into the Sullivan County Golf & Country Club.


The Legendary Hammer of Thor trophy.


Fred Stabbert III, left, and TomWilli share golf stories at the Hammer Outing.


Ruby Steinberg, right, and Joe Decker share memories at the Hammer outing.


Photos of previous departed members of the links


Photos of previous departed members of the links.


Bruce Reynolds talking about his father Harold Reynolds


Ruby Steinberg talking about his wife Alice.




Rick Yaun speaking about R. D. Yaun

Fred Stabbert III speaking about his dad, Fred Stabbert Jr.


FRED STABBERT JR.
R.D.YAUN

HAROLD REYNOLDS

ALICE STEINBERG

2110 HAMMER OUTING CHAMPIONSHIP

LIBERTY--Keith Hamlin's expressed desire to hold an outing (now called the Hammer Outing) to share the many pleasant memories of past "Friends of the Links" was honored September 25 with the admittance (induction) of Harold Reynolds, Fred Stabbert Jr., Alice Steinberg and R. D. Yaun into that beautiful course in heaven with the mystical name Valhalla Course in the land of Asgard (the highest heaven obtainable and reserved for only the most noble men and women.
The Hammer Outing September 25 was blessed with some of the most beautiful fall weather one could ever wish for and was held at the Sullivan County Country Club in Liberty.
Family members of departed golfers now admitted to the Valhalla Course spoke of memories with Bruce Reynolds saying how his father came to the game of golf at the early age of 77 years and that his dad thoroughly enjoyed the game and that he played for many more years.
Fred Stabbert III joked about how his dad and the members of his golf foursome would haggle over who won and how they would divide the winnings of their round....which only amounted to a few nickles and dimes.
Ruby Steinberg relayed how golf was a man's game until Alice took up the sport and became an avid and proficient golfer and how they enjoyed the game together.
Rick and Dan Yaun, excellent golfers in their own right, said that R.D. Yaun was one of the first golfers in the area to have his own powered golf cart and how much they enjoyed riding in it. R.D. also taught the boys that golf was a sport that could be played for a lifetime and that many great friendships were born on the links.
The the lore and traditions of the annual Hammer Outing brings tournament golf to what could easily be called a look at a mystical golf course in Heaven where there is reality and faith combined for past "Friends of the Links."
The Hammer Outing is the realization of the thoughts and words of the late Keith "Hammer" Hamlin and the combined efforts of his family and many friends.
Keith was a well-known and highly respected contractor doing business as the Hamlin Construction Co. and loved the game of golf where he achieved the nick name of "Hammer" for the way he drove the ball down the fairway.
Having just completed it's fourth year of competition, the Hammer Outing is truly fulfilling Keith's desire.
The Hammer Outing as described in the Lore and Traditions of the Hammer Outing is an outing that takes place on the fields of play "that so many of us have walked, talked, and played upon together," and "shall be an outing of joy, not remorse, an outing of brother and sisterhood, an outing to renew old friendships."
As to the "past" Friends of the Link's the Lore and Traditions of this event tell the story of the man who asked his priest to find out if there was a golf course in heaven and the priest came back to him with good and bad news by saying there was a course in heaven and it was beautiful but the bad news was the man was teeing off at 7 a.m. the next morning.
The Lore and Traditions point out that it has been left to "The Hammer" to find that beautiful course in Heaven and that the mystical course is called the Valhalla Course..
Keith, as would be expected, has a high seat on the governing board (Ting) at Valhalla and has let it be known that he has made arrangements for his past "Friends of the Links" to be admitted, as member, at this enchanting Links course.
The use of the word "Ting" comes from the fact that leaders of the villages in ancient times in the Celtic lands, The Isles, and parts of Europe held meetings to resolve issues of the day and these meetings were called (Tings) or things.
Previous departed members of the links admitted to the Valhalla Course include Richard Benton, Bertram Eisenberg, Robert Mullen, Richard Altbach, John "Jack" Coughlin, Thomas Kelly and Andrew Rorhback.
At each future Hammer Outing an additional foursome will be called to the Tee Box and honored as such and these players will be drawn from the roster of "Friends of the Links" that was established at the 1st annual Hammer Outing held October 8, 2007.
The Lore and Traditions point out that the word Asgard is described as "the highest realm in Nordic Lore, where the Gods dwell, the word Ting is the Nordic term for a council and Friends of the Links are honorable men and women who have shared the pleasure of golf together on earth.
This tournament has a unique trophy called appropriately "The Hammer Trophy" which is awarded to the champions but is immediately returned to its resting place, secured and sealed and kept in the Liberty Sullivan County Golf & Country Club Pro Shop. The trophy symbolizes the powerful nature that was Keith's. He is called by all those who knew him as a true gentleman and outstanding businessman.
The trophy presentation follows strict guidelines with the Hammer of Thor being removed from its place of stature, by a worthy representative (Keith's widow Susan Hamlin, presently performs this honor) and the trophy is presented to the chosen captain and teammates of the victorious team. The team, as one, shall hoist the Hammer skyward together and it will be held skyward until a toast, to all that have departed to play on the field of Heaven, has been offered.
The trophy is then immediately returned by the champions' captain to its resting place where it is secured and sealed, only to be removed at the next Hammer Outing.
Since the tournament is played at the nine-hole (alternating tees for the second nine) Sullivan County Golf & Country Club course, there are more players then available slots and golfers are accepted in the order their RSVP's are received.
The tournament format states that golfers submit their individual application with their current handicap and that teams are then established by the "Ting" whereby each foursome will include an A, B, C and D player based on handicaps and there are no established teams allowed to enter this tournament. The Hammer Outing is for all golfers in the Sulivan County area and is not exclusive to Sullivan County Golf & Country Club members. This tournament uses the best ball format.
The Legendary Hammer of Thor was hoisted this year by the team consisting of John Dunnigan, Mike Watson, Howard Pellman and Ronald Menges.
There are always great minds behind outstanding events like this and several of the organizers include Keith's widow Susan Hamlin, his son David Hamlin and long time friend Robert "Rat" Ratner.
Golfing friends and families with names of departed golfers and those having memorabilia can send the information to thehammer@thehammerouting.com

Monday, October 25, 2010

Here & There Column 10-26-10

Outdoor Antenna's Or PC Channels?

With continual fee disputes between television broadcasters and cable or satellite providers the only one getting hit in the pocket is you and me who just wants to see our favorite TV programs.
If the Fox-Cablevision dispute proves anything, is is that consumers are clearly not being protected. Another looming showdown between Fox parent News Corp. and Dish Network could see the channel blacked out for those subscribers too on November 1.
An interesting advertisement we read recently pushed the sale of an outdoor rotating antenna which the ad said would give TV viewers the opportunity to watch your local channels in HD with no fees and no hassles and that this antenna had a 100 mile range.
Remember back so many years ago when everyone had some form of outdoor or indoor rabbit ears and we got none of the present day fee disputes which always results in us paying higher cable or satellite rates fees.
Online Internet advertising is pushing their buttons and urging TV viewers to watch online TV on our PC's with no subscriptions or monthly fees, no hardware to install, no bandwidth limits and that there are over 3,500 channels available.
Some folks have noted that they have connected their PlayStation's HDMI cable from their laptop to their TV's and watched Internet television on their TV sets.....if this is actually a working solution and you could watch those thousands of HD-PC channels on your TV.....then cable and satellite companies could be in big trouble.
But not to worry folks.......our sometimes dysfunctional government and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is being pressured to intervene and politicians are calling for binding arbitration or keeping the TV signal on until the dispute is settled. Legislation may be introduced that would require broadcasters to keep their signals on the air during a stalemate in negotiations....most likely all this will do is provide us with continual television programming but there most likely will still be increased fees coming out of our checkbooks shortly after any settlement is agreed upon.
The bottom line here folks is that television viewers always seem to end up on the wrong end of the stick when broadcasters get greedy.... increase fees to cable or satellite providers always result in continual increases in our cable and satellite fees.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Bowling Highlights Column 10-22-10

Hall of Famer Roger Staubach

Football Icon To Speak To BPAA

The Bowling Proprietors Association of America (BPAA), the bowling industry's premier trade organization, announced last week that NFL Hall of Famer Roger Staubach will serve as keynote speaker June 29 at the 2011 International Bowl Expo at the Gaylord, Texan, in Grapevine, Texas.
The announcement was made at the East Coast Bowling Centers Convention held last week at the Trump Taz Mahal in Atlantic City, NJ
The Atlantic City convention also highlighted a year of significant accomplishments for the bowling industry. Fueled by increased interest from women and younger bowlers and the rising popularity of family entertainment centers, the industry recorded its fourth consecutive year of growth highlighted by a 2.7 percent increase in consumer participation with more than 71.1 million having bowled between March 2008 through March 2009.
The BPAA also reported that, during the same period, bowling generated a $10 billion impact on the U.S. economy.
PBA BOWLING

The groundbreaking 2010-11 Professional Bowling Association (PBA) Tour season, which makes its debut on ESPN on Sunday, Nov. 28, promises to build on those major highlights with plenty of compelling innovations. The PBA's 52nd season includes 21 original telecasts, beginning with the second annual PBA World Series of Bowling. Several firsts, such as live multi-day coverage for two major championships (PBA World Championship and U.S. Open) and the inaugural PBA Playoffs series to conclude the season, are helping the PBA redefine bowling on television in 2010-11. The signature event of the upcoming TV season is the PBA¡¦s return to ABC Sports after 14 years on Saturday, Jan. 22, for the live finals of the record-setting $1 million PBA Tournament of Champions. The Tournament of Champions telecast, which will award the richest prize ($250,000) in pro bowling history, also will be the first PBA finals aired in high-definition. Our TV season is built around capturing and delivering the drama of our major championships which shape the history of our sport,¡¨ said PBA CEO and Commissioner Fred Schreyer with a nod towards last season's most significant events and their notable champions, namely: ¡´ The storybook finish of laid off autoworker Tom Smallwood capturing the PBA World Championship. ¡´ The historic first-ever win by a woman registered by Kelly Kulick at the PBA Tournament of Champions. ¡´ The latest addition to the legendary career of 50-year-old all-time titlist Walter Ray Williams Jr. at the USBC Masters. ¡´ The glimpse into the future provided by Tour young gun Bill O'Neill at the Lumber Liquidators U.S. Open. "ESPN and ABC are once again going to be an important part of the PBA's growing history,¡¨ Schreyer said. The PBA previously aired on ABC for 36 straight years until 1997, and has been a staple on ESPN since the network's inception in 1979. ESPN also has announced a new three-year extension of its PBA coverage through 2013. Returning as the PBA¡¦s broadcast team will be play-by-play announcer Rob Stone and color analyst Randy Pedersen, a 13-time titlist on the PBA Tour. This season will be Stone¡¦s fourth and Pedersen¡¦s ninth in the broadcast booth. Every finals telecast (except the PBA Playoffs) will employ a stepladder elimination format. Each live event will bring the fans closer to the action with interaction via Facebook, plus ¡§PBA Talk Back¡¨ technology which allows glimpses into the players¡¦ minds in the heat of competition. ¡§PBA players throughout history have consistently delivered compelling storylines and our television formats produce countless pressure-filled shots every show," said PBA COO and Deputy Commissioner Tom Clark. "This season's television production will build anticipation for those moments that set bowling apart from any sport by presenting the true personalities of the best players in the world and capturing every nuance of the shots that will define their careers." Action on the lanes will begin with a 14-day World Series of Bowling and PBA World Championship at South Point Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., Oct. 25-Nov. 6. The multi-stage World Series and its deep field of 256 PBA members and international stars, will culminate with five separate five-man stepladder finals on Nov. 5 and 6, taped for delayed telecast on ESPN. The Cheetah, Viper, Chameleon, Scorpion and Shark Championships (representing each of the PBA's primary lane oil patterns) will air on five consecutive Sundays at 1 p.m. Eastern on ESPN, starting Nov. 28. Also, a unique ¡§USA vs. The World¡¨ team competition will be the final taped telecast from the WSOB and air Sunday, Jan. 9, also at 1 p.m. Eastern. The ¡§live¡¨ portion of the television season gets underway Jan. 14-16 when the top eight PBA World Championship qualifiers ¡V based upon 60-game totals on the five PBA oil patterns contested during the qualifying rounds of the World Series ¡V return to South Point for three days of live television coverage. The eight finalists will be placed into an eight-player stepladder, with the seventh and eighth seeds meeting in the first match and the winner facing the sixth seed on Friday night's hour-long show. Saturday's one-hour telecast will find Friday's survivor facing the fifth seed, with that winner taking on No. 4. The PBA World Championship will conclude on Sunday, Jan. 16, with a four-player stepladder finale. Following the PBA World Championship, all PBA regional, senior, Women¡¦s Series and National Tour champions in PBA history are eligible to gather at Red Rock Lanes on the north side of Las Vegas for the historic $1 million PBA Tournament of Champions beginning Jan. 16, and culminating with the four-player stepladder finals televised live Saturday, Jan. 22, on ABC at 2:30 p.m. Eastern. After the TOC, the PBA exempt Tour players head to Northern California for the One A Day Earl Anthony Memorial at Earl Anthony¡¦s Dublin Bowl in Dublin, Calif., beginning Jan. 24 and featuring a five-player stepladder final on Sunday, Jan. 30, on ESPN2. The season's third major championship is back in Nevada, as the USBC Masters conducted by the National Governing Body will bring a field of amateurs and professionals together in the spacious National Bowling Stadium beginning Feb. 6. The USBC Masters¡¦ four-player stepladder finals will air live on Sunday, Feb. 13. In between the live events, the third annual Chris Paul PBA Celebrity Invitational, named after the NBA star and avid bowler and benefitting his CP3 Foundation, will air on "Super Bowl Sunday," Feb. 6 on ESPN. In addition to Paul, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Ludacris and Hines Ward have participated in the event the past two seasons, matched up with PBA Tour stars in a doubles competition. The PBA next travels across the country for the season¡¦s fourth major championship, the 68th Lumber Liquidators U.S. Open, at Brunswick Zone Carolier in North Brunswick, N.J., Feb. 22-27. The U.S. Open, which features the most demanding lane conditions in bowling, will be the second event featuring three days of live TV coverage leading to the championship on ESPN on Feb. 27. Unlike the PBA World Championship's extended stepladder presentation however, the U.S. Open will feature coverage of the traditional match play rounds on Friday, Feb. 25, and Saturday, Feb. 26, leading into Sunday's four-player stepladder final. "We are particularly excited to bring the match play rounds of the U.S. Open to a national audience," Clark said. "Never before has the 'position round' been seen on TV, and anyone who has witnessed one live knows the TV audience is in for a treat. Something unpredictable will happen that night that fans have never seen before, and will be talking about long after." The third edition of the GEICO Mark Roth Plastic Ball Championship follows the U.S. Open, March 1-6, at AMF Thruway Lanes in Cheektowaga, N.Y. This exempt Tour event finds all of the players using identical limited-technology bowling balls, this season emblazoned with the logos of the top national charities under The Bowling Foundation's umbrella. The TV season will conclude with another new addition, the Dick Weber PBA Playoffs, March 8-14 at Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis. PBA Playoffs qualifying is already underway in PBA Regional competition and will feature not only the top 72 players who earn seeds through performance on the National Tour, but qualifiers from Regional play that will lead to two televised bracketed regional championship rounds and an eliminator TV round. Those three 90-minute telecasts will be taped on March 14 for delayed airing on ESPN beginning Sunday, March 27, and the live bracketed finals is April 17 on ESPN, also from Woodland Bowl.
Bowling Tip
By Mike Luongo

The tip this week is for all bowlers but will be especially beneficial to youth and beginning bowlers.
Many bowlers worry too much about their steps and footwork, giving very little thought to their upper body position.
In the past, most new bowlers were told that you must use a four-step approach and push the ball away on the first step. This advise was generally imparted by someone with the word "COACH" lettered on their shirt. Unfortunately this advise is pure rubbish.
First of all, all bowlers have different body types, different flexibility and different lengths to their arms and legs. So how is it possible that everyone can effectively use the exact same four step approach? They can't.
If you look back at the legends of the game, did any two bowlers have exactly the same style? No.
The most important thing is to get the bowler's body in the correct position.....head over the ball with the bowling shoulder tilted to the ball side. In this way, the feet will go where they must so that you do not fall down.
The bottom line is if you are someone who works with new or youth bowlers, you must understand that everyone has different physiology so you need to help them get their body into the correct position and not focus on how many steps they take (or how these steps are taken) to get to the foul line.
Mike Luongo is technically certified through IBPSIA as a Pro Shop Operator and Master Instructor. He is also a Silver Level Coach with the USBC and is an Advisor along with being involved with Special Events with the Storm and Roto Gip Bowling Ball Company. If you have a question or subject you would like covered, he can be reached by telephone at 435-720-7839 or vie email at milel@stormbowling.com

This column is written by Ed Townsend, a professional public relations consultant to the amateur and professional sport of bowling and to several bowling writers associations. If you have a topic that would make good reading or have league or tournament information, Ed can be reached by phone at 845-439-8177, by email at edwardctownsend@hotmail.com and by fax at 845-230-8674. For a more expanded version of our columns, please visit our
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LOCAL SCORES
BY ED TOWNSEND

Beechwood Lanes

Recent highlight scores in the Monday Ladies League included a 191 game, a 196 game and a 531 series by Barbara Cady, Julie Yewchuck 154, Kristen Emmett 154, 153, Karen Borowski 171, 167, Beth Schumacher 163, Tracey Puerschner 190, 161, Diane Staves 163, 155, 167, Diane Conroy 155, 168, Lori Kimmes 161, 190, Jackie Mootz 153 and Wendy Finn 155.
In the Tuesday Ladies League, Lillian Zieres 169, 448 and Debbie Loughrey 163, 435.

Gravity Alley

Recent highlight scores in the Wednesday Mixed Fun League included a 213 game and 556 series by Bill Rutledge.

Fox Bowling Center

Recent highlight scores in the Tuesday Ladies Early Birds League included a 180 game and 473 series by Linda Ferris.
In the Wednesday Men’s League, Steve Aitken 244, 650, Tom Anderson 243, 621, Mike Bowker 226, 651, Al Bullis 235, Cody Conway 235, 602, Frank Couse Jr. 244, 626, Frank Couse Sr. 241, 225, 253, 719, Jim Dibble 652, Art Gately 640, Bill Gleim 236, 677, Paul Ignatovich 257, 653, Pat Kille 225, 669, Ryan Kille 245, 650, Don Marino 234, 247, 684, Mark McGraw 248, Walt Oralls 299, 705, Rich Riggs 259, 610, Sam Rowe 225, Paul Siegler 227, Rodney Tweedle 227, Hank Whitmore 264, 602, Zuke Wormuth 624, Jeremy Wormuth 236, 231, 670 and Jay Wormuth 237, 670.
In the Thursday Men’s Deposit League, Al Bullis Jr. 605, Andy Bullis 241, 228, 675, Ray Cornwell 226, 259, 648, Howard Couse Sr. 237, 634, Jeff Curtis 640, Chet Delameter 609, Nate Finch 255, 639, Paul Fritz 633, Paul Ignatovich 256, 237, 692, Greg Keesler 607 and Matt May 246.
In the Friday Mixed Doubles Couples League, Andy Bullis 226, 632, Howard Couse Sr. 236, Frank Couse Sr. 237, 613, Anne Couse 246, 555, Howey Couse 227, 225, 246, 698, Crystal Ellis 204, 526, Bill Gleim 246, Gino Jones 234, Dave Lester 253, Julie Martin 189, Dana McGraw 204, 235, 603, Mark McGraw 244, 244, 647, Walt Oralls 276, 243, 742, Sandy Winans 215, 552 and Dan Wormuth 289, 247, 731.
In the Sunday Afternoon Mixed Fun League, Julie Cornwell 180, Ray Cornwell 232, 614, Marty Haeussler 225, Don Marino 225, 600, Savanna Mills (youth bowler) 168, 129, 136, 433 and Sally Rigas 217.

Kiamesha Lanes

Recent highlight scores in the Monday Men’s League included a 226 game and 653 series by Gregory Fallon, Al Caycho 227, Jon Wilhelm 227, James VanAken 618, Tom Belgiovene 248, 643, John Hoffmann 230, 604, Mike Mulligan 611, Eddie Lake 279, 248, 236, 763, Rick Lake 602, James Ratner 254, 245, 692, Kort Wheeler 256, 266, 712, Keith Hackett 245, 226, 665, Vinnie Collura 256, 684, Donald Durland 241, 256, 700, David Graham 242, 278, 719, Leroy Williams 246, Frank Muller Jr. 237, 626, Dean Shattuck 225, 232, 245, 702, Anthony Atkins 234, 631, Matt Fallon 608, Lloyd Bridges 628 and Kyle Shivers 256, 249, 725.
In the Tuesday Mixed Firefighters League, Cara Nicholson 183, 512, Debbie Durland 216, 237, 214, 667, Jon Wilhelm 244, 257, 715, Ed Guthrie 631, Cecil Walters 235, 644, Joan Redington 192, Neil Bell Jr. 246, 677, Andrea Grossman 182, Carena Collura 225, 560, Mary Lee Williams 201, 214, 577, Joan Lake 181, 534, Dorian Jennings 206, 188, 562, Lisa Cartwright 202, 532, Andy Richardson 226 and Kenny Atkins 258, 633.
In the Wednesday Men’s League, Paul Durland 626, Tom Belgiovene 237, 637, Kevin Stackhouse 600, Eddie Lake 235, 627, Frank L. Gerow 620, Kenny Atkins 642, Jody Farquhar 278, 660, Gregory Fallon 227, 267, 225, 719, Matt Fallon 231, 603, Jon Wilhelm 244, 235, 683 and Donald Durland 641.
In the Thursday Ladies League, Barbara Durbak 212, 180, 534, Lisa Cartwright 184, Debra Castillo 190, Kathy Shapiro 222, Carmille Carpinone 188, Mardette Wilcox 195, 180, 533, MaryJane Conklin 192, Joan Lake 189, 505, Liz Burgio 186, 500, Barb Merton 194, 546, Fran Kaiser 203, 180, 191, 574, Patricia Gibson 196, 510 and Debbie Durland 191, 501.In the Friday Night Mixed League, Donald Durland 237, 258, 243, 738, Kyle Shivers 269, 224, 645, Edward Lake 204, 235, 633, Frank Scuderi 227, 218, 633, Ryan Lepke 255, 623, Larry Berens 217, 211, 621, Michael Osborn 200, 243, 613, James Paterson 221, 226, 601, Frank Emmens 216, Thomas Skiff III a 203, Kevin Stackhouse 201, Ryan Sonnenschein 212, 200, Robert Sze 233, Alpesh Patel 212, Laresko Niifa 200, Glenn Fraser 202, Joan Lake 202, 277, 223, 702, Linda Schaefer 190, 201, 545, Julie Chen 515, April Aldrich 196, 514, Tolakii Deylii 193, 511, Mary Lee Williams 197, 511, Antionette Rau 180, Tammy Sze 189, Carolyn Williams 207, Mary Ann A. Drobysh-Berens 200, Joan Redington 181, Christa Sweeney 184 and Sillporah Boldiis 181.

Liberty Lanes

Recent highlight scores in the Monday Men’s League included Kyle Stevens with a 246 game, a 269 game and a 708 series, Todd Houghtaling 211, 209, 219, 639, Thomas Fix 214, 205, 614, Ricky Nichols 247, 601, Chris Stevens 227, Rudy Belanchia 234, Carmine Santillo 236, Paul Minton 229, Bruce Garritt 213, Walt Edwards 209 and Bobby Cooper 202.
In the Wednesday Men’s League, Ralph Coney 278, 212, 279, 769, Wayne Fox 222, 253, 225, 700, Keith Smith 237, 236, 200, 673, Kyle Stevens 202, 225, 233, 660, Jason Jones Jr. 226, 212, 200, 638, Dwayne Cabrera 248, 202, 632, Paul Minton 255, 632, Chuck McAllister 202, 212, 209, 623, Anthony Atkins 236, 222, 614, Gene Smith 215, 213, Ed Blume 219, 214, Jason Jones Sr. 215, 213, John Lopez 224, Damon Knack 214, Jerry Scandore 214, Stew Stevens 211, Rob Tuttle 210, Thomas Fix 209, Justin Lopez 209, Mark Carman Sr. 207, Herbie Sklar 206, Carlos Torres 204, Mike Durbak 201, Dan Martinetti 201 and Deming Roosa 201.
In the Thursday Ladies League,Joann Bowers 181, 500, Wendy Finn 182, Billie Jo Bound 189 and Maureen Hopper 183.
In the Friday Mixed League, Kyle Stevens 214, 264, 236, 714, Justin Fancher 221, 210, Alan LaBounty 228, Jim Fiore 202, 212, Sal Crescitelli 200, Bonnie Carman 186 and Wendy Swan 181.
In the Saturday Mixed League, Kyle Stevens 232, 223, 213, 668, Jon Wayne 223, 254, 656, Anthony Atkins 207, 200, Thomas Fix, Phil Norris 201, 204, Josh Milucky 207, Angie Desmond 191, 541, Tabatha Smith 191, 513, Wendy Swan 181, Chris Stevens 248, Dennis Desmond 215, Rich Vail 208, Jeremy Gulley 205 and Gene Smith 204.
In the Sunday Mixed League,Rich Winters Sr. 224, 244, 214, 682, Thomas Fix 231, 215, 635, Jim Fiore 205, 200, 206, 611, Robert Cady 226, 201, 592, Lynn Winters 194, 511 and Sheila Fix 180, 510.
In the Liberty Elks Bumper League, Logan Danzilo 91, Allie Dworetsky 81, Londyn Thomas 73, Ethen Smith 51, Paige Ottino 46 and Jake Parks 43.In the Liberty Elks Bantam League, Ian Cody 120, 111, 231, Owen Siegel 113, 61, 174, Noah Crowley 82, Zachary DeLong 82, Marie Lyons 73, Emma Dworetsky 70, Sean McMahon 70, 60, 130, Lindsie Siegel 68, David Schiff 67, Tanner Parks 61, 59, 120, Dara Schiff 59, Kayla McMahon 57 and Jessica Dworetsky 26, 15, 41.
In the Liberty Elks Teenage League, Louie Brahm 220, 167, 512, Michael Torres 201, 163, 512, Anthony Kolarik 161, 148, Ryan Feeney 123, Alaura DeLong 122, 100, Robby Allegretta 119, Thomas McCausland 118, 116, Robert Feeney 114, Glen McCausland 114 and Zachary Cody 99.
Pedersen, Eagle and Nicholson
Elected to Hall of Fame

The Professional Bowlers Association has announced that 13-time PBA Tour titlist Randy Pedersen, Senior Tour standout Dale Eagle and former PBA lane maintenance director Len Nicholson have been elected to the PBA Hall of Fame Class of 2011.> > All three will be inducted during ceremonies Saturday, Jan. 22 at Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas following the ABC Sports telecast of the PBA Tournament of Champions.> > Pedersen, 48, is currently the color analyst for Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour telecasts on ESPN but he earned entry into the Hall based on his accomplishments on the lanes. The Clermont, Fla., resident won the 1987 PBA National Championship for his lone major title and was ranked 35th on the PBA’s list of 50 greatest bowlers as part of the organization’s 50th anniversary celebration in 2009. He had 34 top-five finishes in 561 Tour tournaments bowled during his career, finishing in the top 20 in earnings six times and the top 20 in average eight times.> > “When Fred (PBA Commissioner and CEO Fred Schreyer) called me with the news, I had to put the phone down and give a great big yell,” Pedersen said. “It’s very humbling and gratifying. When I first started out on tour in 1981, I never imagined something like this could happen.> > “During the journey, my first thought was winning titles and making money. I never started thinking about the Hall of Fame until I was on the downside of my career. Maybe it’s always in the back of your mind, but when I was in my heyday, the focus was always on winning.”> > Eagle, 64, is the second player elected into the Senior section of the PBA Hall of Fame, following John Handegard, who was inducted in 2009. The Frisco, Texas, resident has 11 career Senior Tour titles which ranks tied for third all-time. Among his titles are four Senior Tour majors – Reno PBA Senior World Invitational (1997); The Villages Senior World Championship (1999); PBA Senior National Championship (2001), and USBC Senior Masters (2003).> > He was the PBA Senior Rookie of the Year in 1996 and Senior Player of the Year in 1999. In 171 PBA Senior Tour tournaments he has finished in the top five 40 times. He also won 10 Senior Regional titles and three PBA Tour titles.> > “It’s something I’ve been waiting for for 47 years,” said Eagle, who is still active on the Senior Tour. “When I was a teenager I dreamed of being a great bowler. Bowling and the PBA have been my life and to be recognized as a great player has made my dream a reality.”> > Inducted into the meritorious service category, Nicholson’s career was devoted to the science of bowling lane maintenance and for more than 20 years the Tucson, Ariz., resident was the PBA Tour’s lane maintenance director. Nicholson, 70, has gained worldwide industry recognition as one of the foremost experts on the subject of lane maintenance.> > Nicholson was instrumental in developing the PBA Lane Maintenance Program in 1971 which is still referred to today. He was a founding member of the Bowling Foundation which was created to finding solutions to scoring issues in bowling. An instructor, author of several bowling publications and host of the popular Phantom Internet radio bowling program, he also has served on the technical committee of the World Tenpin Bowling Association. He was a recipient of the bowling industry’s Flowers for the Living Award and the John Davis Award in recognition for his contributions to the sport.> > "This is the highlight of a career that has been devoted to such an important part of the sport," Nicholson said.> > Inductees are elected to the PBA Hall of Fame by a group of veteran bowling writers, industry leaders and current Hall of Famers.
Revamped Xtra Frame Makes
Debut in Time for PBA
World Series of Bowling

Back in 2000 when former Microsoft executives Chris Peters, Rob Glaser and Mike Slade purchased the Professional Bowlers Association, one of their visions was to deliver the best in professional bowling to the world via the Internet.

That decade-old vision, introduced as PBA's Strikepass in its formation days, took a giant step forward on Oct. 18 when a new-and-improved version of PBA's Xtra Frame joined forces with NeuLion to launch the newest generation of bowling on the Internet..

The most important thing to note is that Xtra Frame will have a new Internet address: www.xtraframe.tv. The former site (pba.com/xtraframe) is no longer functioning.
KELLI BRISCOE JOINS
INTERNATIONAL BOWLING
MUSEUM/HALL OF FAME AS CURATOR

Kelli Briscoe, an avid historian with extensive museum and journalistic skills, is the new curator of the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame (IBM/HF).

Briscoe, who in May earned a Master of Arts degree in ancient/medieval history from Southern Methodist University, started in her new position Oct. 18.

“We are delighted to have a person with Kelli’s background and talent with us,” said IBM/HF Chairman Pat Ciniello. “She’s going to help us maintain and preserve our extensive collection while making the IBM/HF a great place to visit.”

Briscoe most recently was administrative editor for Studies in the Novel at the University of North Texas in Denton. She previously was managing editor of Travelhost, Inc., in Dallas. Immediately before that, was a researcher/writer for Dallas’ Museum Arts, Inc., and a contract curatorial assistant for Fort Worth’s American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum.

Earlier in her career she was a writer and editor for a number of Texas-based publications including managing editor of Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine. She also was a web editor for a hospital cooperative.

“While I was working in journalism, I always had a passion for history so I went back to school to get my masters,” Briscoe said. “I didn’t know what to do with it but while I was in school I got the job at the C.R. Smith Museum putting together a timeline of the history of American Airlines. I also worked on updating the archives.

“I loved it. I realized this is what I wanted to be. Working with archives fit in well with my degree.”

After her contract ended, she worked for Museum Arts where she was involved with Denton’s African-American Museum, a Houston bible museum and Big Brothers/Big Sisters. So she was overjoyed when the IBM/HF opportunity arose.

“It was everything that I had done at the C.R. Smith Museum,” she said. “It’s great what they’ve accomplished here to get this place open. I was amazed. Now I feel I can help get everything ready for the future.”

Among Briscoe’s goals are to centralize the IBM/HF’s artifacts, create temporary exhibits and help promote the facility to families and youth both in and out of the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Briscoe and her two children live in the Dallas-Fort Worth suburb of Hurst.

About the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame
Located at the International Bowling Campus in Arlington, Texas, the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame collects, preserves and researches bowling’s history, provides a suitable home for bowling’s major halls of fame, and makes the museum’s information and collection available to interested parties globally for education, promotion and entertainment.

Here & There Column 10-19-10

Seniors Not Bored With This Election

Election day 2010 is November 2....just two weeks away and one perspective voting group is saying their vote does matter and that they are not bored with this midterm elections.
We have been out there talking with the "folks" and they are saying that the November 2 election is shaping up as one for the record books.
Older voters say they are going to vote heavy this election and that politicians are going to see what they are calling "the older Americans clout."
The majority of older voters we have had conversations with estimate that eight out of 10 voters over age 50 will cast ballots on November 2.
It's interesting to chat with some of the older voters who make it quite clear that they are mad with Congress and congressional incumbents.
Also high on the list of many of the older senior citizen voters is their anger about New York State taxes and how government in Albany is fractured and needs to be replaced.
The "senior" folks don't mince any words when they talk about their dissatisfaction with health care, Social Security, taxes and Medicare.
The 80 percent of 50 plus Americans planning to vote could determine what happens to our taxes, the fate of Social Security and who will be running Congress come January 1.
Outspoken seniors label our economy as the worst recession since the Great Depression and incumbent Washington politicians are allowing the largest tax increase in history.
One senior AARP group we sat in with during a discussion on New York State government noted the following:
1. Twenty years without a budget approved on time.....not acceptable.
2. Spending more than we have coming in.......our senior group can't live that way why should our government?
3. Take control of our government away from the 3 men in a room (governor, senate leader and speaker of the assembly) and give it back to the people.
4. It's time we do what the state of Nebraska has done, form a unicameral house (1 house instead of a state assembly and senate) who do nothing more than fight each other and the taxpayer and folks always end up losing.
The seniors we talked with surely did not show any sign of memory loss and they very well could be a major factor in the November 2 elections.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Bowling Highlights Column 10-15-10

New York Gets
1 PBA Tour Stop

The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) 2010-2011 tour season has only two East Coast stops and New York State's Cheektowaga (Buffalo) is again back on schedule.
The AMF Thruway Lanes at Cheektowaga was knocked off the regular tour season in 2009-2010 but this year the popular center will host the Mark Roth Plastic Ball Championship (formerly held on Long Island) from March 1 through Sunday March 6.
The only other East Coast PBA tour stop this season will be the return of the 68th Lumber Liquidators U.S. Open to the Brunswick Zone Carolier in North Brunswick, NJ from Feb. 21 through Sunday Feb. 27.

Bowling Tip
By Mike Luongo

The tip this week is for all bowlers but will be especially beneficial to youth and beginning bowlers.
Many bowlers worry too much about their steps and footwork, giving very little thought to their upper body position.
In the past, most new bowlers were told that you must use a four-step approach and push the ball away on the first step. This advise was generally imparted by someone with the word "COACH" lettered on their shirt. Unfortunately this advise is pure rubbish.
First of all, all bowlers have different body types, different flexibility and different lengths to their arms and legs. So how is it possible that everyone can effectively use the exact same four step approach? They can't.
If you look back at the legends of the game, did any two bowlers have exactly the same style? No.
The most important thing is to get the bowler's body in the correct position.....head over the ball with the bowling shoulder tilted to the ball side. In this way, the feet will go where they must so that you do not fall down.
The bottom line is if you are someone who works with new or youth bowlers, you must understand that everyone has different physiology so you need to help them get their body into the correct position and not focus on how many steps they take (or how these steps are taken) to get to the foul line.
Mike Luongo is technically certified through IBPSIA as a Pro Shop Operator and Master Instructor. He is also a Silver Level Coach with the USBC and is an Advisor along with being involved with Special Events with the Storm and Roto Gip Bowling Ball Company. If you have a question or subject you would like covered, he can be reached by telephone at 435-720-7839 or vie email at milel@stormbowling.com

This column is written by Ed Townsend, a professional public relations consultant to the amateur and professional sport of bowling and to several bowling writers associations. If you have a topic that would make good reading or have league or tournament information, Ed can be reached by phone at 845-439-8177, by email at edwardctownsend@hotmail.com and by fax at 845-230-8674. For a more expanded version of our columns, please visit our
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LOCAL BOWLING SCORES
BY ED TOWNSEND

Beechwood Lanes

Recent highlight scores in the Monday Ladies League included a 177 game, a 170 game and a 503 series by Diane Staves, Karen Borowski 196, 160, Jody Schanil 178, Diane Conroy 157, 153, Lois Erdman 154, Barbara Cady 155, 150, Jackie Gieger 156, Janet Bertholf 155, Wendy Finn 172, 180, Kristen Emmett 168, Tracey Puerschner 150, 153 and Debbie Murphy 176.In the Tuesday Ladies League, Pat Peters 171, 172, 506.

Gravity Alley

Recent highlight scores in the Wednesday Mixed League included a 201 game by Kevin Weniger and a 238 game by Scott Hardler.

Fox Bowling Center

Recent highlight scores in the Wednesday Men’s Independent League included a 234 game and a 643 series by Steve Aitken, Tom Anderson 229, Al Bullis Sr. 257, 627, Cody Conway 264, 611, Frank H. Couse Sr. 602, Jim Dibble 627, Brian Drumm 275, 703, Anthony Gately 245, 640, Craig Gehrig 226, 640, Dylan Green 232, 604, Mark Hawley 628, Jack Hazen 226, 245, 655, Paul Ignatovich 226, 608, Rob Johnson 243, 225, 683, Pat Kille 251, 269, 719, Donnie Marino 247, 228, 681, Walt Oralls 238, 237, 649, Josh Rice 279, 610, Sam Rowe 259, Tom Smith 232, 622, Jonathon Wayne 268, 676, Zuke Wormuth 246, 633, Jeremy Wormuth 235, 242, 667, Lyndon Wormuth 244, 602 and Jay Wormuth 256, 665.In the Friday Mixed Doubles League, Andy Bullis 243, 659, Frank Couse Sr. 615, Anne Couse 211, 548, Howey Couse 237, 246, 694, Crystal Ellis 201, Bob Ellis 235, Elizabeth Gleim 208, 530, Bill Gleim 247, 237, 679, Dave Lester 239, Mark McGraw 257, 267, 735, Rick Mills 625, Walt Oralls 232, 255, 688, Jen Smith 187, 517, Sandy Winans 210, Dan Wormuth 265, 236, 697, Jay Wormuth 609 and Michelle Wormuth 203, 505.In the Sunday Afternoon Mixed Fun League, Matt Johnson 237, 619, Don Marino 235, 237, 646, Dave Mills 268, 232, 701, Tiffany Parker (youth bowler) 221, 213, 594, Ed Townsend 226 and Shirley Townsend 180.

Kiamesha Lanes

Recent highlight scores in the Monday Men’s League included a 246 game, a 231 game and a 681 series by Gregory Fallon, Al Caycho 229, 225, 631, James VanAken 234, 632, Josh Strang 257, 235, 708, John Hoffmann 233, 246, 674, Micky Lake 234, Eddie Lake 289, 244, 737, Rick Lake 256, 669, Jack Moylan 258, 236, 680, James Ratner 246, 629, Kort Wheeler 246, 647, Ronnie Totten 245, Kevin Stackhouse 231, 606, Laresko Niffa 242, 646, Paul Durland 605, Vinnie Collura 226, 609, Nate Sanders 249, 643, Leroy Williams 258, 643, Larry Berens 256, 609, Dave Porter Jr. 244, Wayne Atkins 226, 633, Matt Fallon 226, 248, 694 and Steven Rivera 240.In the Tuesday Mixed Firefighters League, Allene Washington 197, Cara Nicholson 190, Tom Cooney 613, Debbie Durland 244, 573, John Cascone 611, Joan Redington 204, 518, Linda Schaefer 200, 184, Andrea Grossman 234, 180, 561, Carena Collura 183, 205, 555, Mary Lee Williams 192, 511, Joan Lake 195, 181, 245, 621, Dorian Jennings 210, 236, 618, Ryan Lepke 246, 614, Lisa Cartwright 191, 180, 530, Peter Scannell 241, Jack Rustic 606, Paul Curry 245, 615 and Kenny Atkins 231, 225, 672.In the Wednesday Men’s League, Paul Durland 253, 635, James VanAken 234, 633, Steven Belgiovene 239, 629, Tom Belgiovene 225, 602, George Battle 226, 233, 631, David Graham 227, 238, 667, Eddie Lake 268, 605, Frank Gerow 607, Kenny Atkins 257, Nick Price 258, 633, Edward Walsh 611, Rick Lara 233, 230, 620, Frank Emmens 229, Gregory Fallon 236, 660, Richard Bradford 245, 652, Donald Durland 221, 245, 670, Shane Cunningham 242, 643 and Kyle Shivers 247, 254, 696.In the Thursday Ladies League, Pat Shuart 190, Francine Kaiser 207, Joan Lake 178, 187, 511, Rudy Hoke 183, 523, Patricia Gibson 232, 556, Debbie Durland 180, 222, 575, Trasey Barres 200, 523, Carmilla Carpinone 200, Bonnie Geraine 209, 511, Christine Schultz 199, 180, 550, Mardette Wilcox 201, 520 and Liz Burgio 186.In the Friday Night Mixed League, Kyle Shivers 257, 277, 210, 744, Tom Palmer 244, 215, 237, 696, Eugene Kelly 233, 235, 224, 692, Donald Durland 247, 219, 220, 686, Frank Scuderi 255, 214, 659, Roy Sweeney 205, 223, 611, Paul Berens 223, 216, 609, Edward Lake 225, 604, Vinnie Scuderi 211, 204, 601, Robert Sze 201, Thomas Skiff III a 233, Leroy Williams 231, Orshii Boldiis 204, Alpesh Patel 213, Larry Berens 213, David Graham 211, Victor Decker 238, Michael Osborn 220, Kevin Stackhouse 212, Robert Linzer 205, Glenn Fraser 233, Cathy Carpenter 222, 227, 626, Carolyn Williams 186, 214, 562, Joan Lake 206, 546, Mary Lee Williams 203, 534, Antionette Rau 507, Sillporah Boldiis 185, 190, Linda Schaefer 186, Tammy Sze 180, Amanda Scuderi 180 and Christa Sweeney 196.

Liberty Lanes

Recent highlight scores in the Monday Men’s League included Kyle Stevens with games of 246, 279 and 249 for a 774 series, Rudy Belanchia 220, 238, 212, 670, Ralph Coney 234, 200, 627, Paul Minton 236, 213, Thomas Fix 216, Carmine Santillo 256, Carl Houghtaling 212 and Dan Martinetti 201.In the Wednesday Men’s League, Kyle Stevens 278, 268, 259, 805, Anthony Atkins 201, 243, 276, 720, Paul Minton 241, 222, 232, 695, Dwayne Cabrera 242, 234, 663, Ed Blume 213, 253, 662, Ralph Coney 233, 217, 634, Merlin Bound 220, 615, Rob Tuttle 247, 606, Gene Smith 212, Stew Stevens 226, Keith Smith 215, Bobby Cooper 213, Herbie Sklar 208, Wayne Fox 206, John Lopez 205, Thomas Fix 203, Jason Jones Sr. 203, Russell Bivins 202 and Mark Carman Jr. 201.In the Thursday Ladies League, Audrey Woolard 225, 182, 581, Karen Martin 199, Lynn Winters 200, Carly Sklar 190 and Maureen Hopper 183.In the Friday Mixed League, Kyle Stevens 248, 226, 202, 676, Russell Bivins 201, 234, 613, Wendy Swan 189, 526, Betty Dole 184, Alan LaBounty 214 and Jim Fiore 205.In the Saturday Mixed League, Jon Wayne 258, 216, 651, Kyle Stevens 243, 249, 687, Keith Smith 224, 221, 201, 646, Phil Norris 225, 278, 626, Jodi Gulley 211, 557, Chris Stevens 244, Herbie Sklar 237 and Rich Bivins 202.In the Sunday Mixed League, Robert Cady 213, 245, 645, Bob Feeney 238, 213, 631, Thomas Fix 234, 609, Sheila Fix 211, 538, Barbara Cady 186, 510, Jim Fiore 213 and Rich Winters Jr. 213.In the Liberty Elks Bumper League, Jake Parks 71, Kaytlyn Ingrassia 53, Hailey Ingrassia 52 and Paige Ottino 46.In the Liberty Elks Bantam League, Ian Cody 97, 90, 187; Owen Siegel 89, 54, 143, Marie Lyons 86, 59, 145, Dara Schiff 82, 72, 154, Lindsie Siegel 71, 63, 134, Tanner Parks 63, 47, 110, Kayla McMahon 60, 49, 109, David Schiff 58, 55, 113, Sean McMahon 56, 48, 104, Nick Dworetsky 49, 43, 92 and Jessica Dworetsky 20, 19, 39.In the Liberty Elks Teenage League, John Kolarik 210, 185, 193, 588, Robert Feeney 180, Anthony Kolarik 172, Robby Allegretta 166, 148, 416, Robby Lyons 159, 150, 437, Louie Brahm 158, 152, 454, Cameron Reichenbaugh 149, 141, 380, Ryan Feeney 146, 145, 124, 415, Zachary Cody 141, Glen McCausland 137, 123, 361, Jordan Balzano 134, Jonathan Greisbeck 130, Thomas McCausland 116 and Brendan Siegel 151, 144, 429.
PBA Spare Shots

ROSTER ADJUSTMENTS ANNOUNCED FOR PBA WORLD SERIES OF BOWLING
A series of late injury and work-related issues have resulted in several adjustments to the lineup for the PBA World Series of Bowling, which gets underway Oct. 25 at South Point Bowling Center in Las Vegas.

Players who have withdrawn include Steve Harman, Indianapolis; Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa; Allan Pomatto, Goose Creek, S.C.; Ronnie Horton, Christiansburg, Va., and Yosif Fatah, Bahrain.

Replacing those players from the “first-come, first-served” waiting list are Jim Tomek Jr., Camp Hill, Pa.; Don Allen III, Vancouver, Wash.; Jerry Johnson Jr., Las Vegas; Kevin Croucher, Grants Pass, Ore., and Jeff Voght, Canojahaire, N.Y.

Harman, who has also resigned his Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour exemption for the 2010-11 season due to personal reasons, will be replaced on the exempt roster by Nathan Bohr, Wichita, Kan., who was next in line on the 2009-10 Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour points list. Bohr had already entered the World Series.

PBA REGIONAL ROUNDUP powered by Xtra Frame:
LOSCHETTER, HESS POST SECOND REGIONAL VICTORIES OF THE SEASON
Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour exempt player Chris Loschetter of Avon, Ohio, defeated amateur William Osborn of Muncie, Ind., 254-224, to win the PBA Central Region’s Boss Plows/Mid-States Truck Open at Do-Ri-Me Lanes in Richmond, Ind., on Oct. 10 for his second PBA Regional title of the season and the eighth of his career. He earned $2,400 along with his title.

Loschetter edged former PBA Tour exempt player Dave Traber of Hebron, Ill., 195-184, and Osborn defeated Jeff Roche of Dearborn, Mich., 246-186, in the semifinal round to set up the championship match. Seven-time PBA Tour titlist Steve Jaros of Yorkville, Ill., and former exempt tour players Brian Himmler of Cincinnati and Tim Mack of Indianapolis lost in the Round of 16.


In the joint PBA Midwest/Southwest Regional Barney’s Open at Enterprise Lanes in Springfield, Mo., Tom Hess of Urbandale, Iowa, defeated Marc Heninger of Tonganoxie, Kan., by 13 pins to win $2,600, his second regional title of the season and the sixth of his career. Hess finished with a 10-2 match play record and a total of 4,629 pins for 20 games, including match play bonus pins. Heninger was 6-4-2 in match play and finished with 4,616 pins.

A pair of non-members won in the PBA East and West Regions. Jimmy Plessinger of York, Pa., defeated Tommy Gollick of Oberlin, Pa., 256-200, to win the East Region Leisure Lanes Open and $2,500 in Lancaster, Pa. Plessinger, a PBA member from 2004-07, was bowling in his third regional event this season as a non-member, but he won’t be credited with a PBA title because of his amateur status.

Likewise, 18-year-old amateur Lanndy Carnate of Glendale, Ariz., was a winner in the PBA West TKR Open at Golden Pin Lanes in Tucson, Ariz., on Oct. 10, but his 265-205 victory over two-time PBA Tour winner Michael Haugen Jr. of Carefree, Ariz., doesn’t count as a PBA title. Carnate won $2,400.

Carnate defeated former exempt tour competitor Dave Wodka, Chatsworth, Calif., 247-215, and Haugen edged another former exempt tour player, Ben Laughlin of Phoenix, 225-206, in the semifinal round.

On the schedule for the Oct. 15-17 weekend are regional events in the East Region at Varsity Lanes in Bowling Green, Ohio; in the Midwest at Maple Lanes in Waterloo, Iowa; in the South at NAS Freedom Lanes in Jacksonville, Fla., and a doubles event in the Northwest at Stardust Lanes in Walla Walla, Wash., as the two-month chase for eight additional PBA Playoffs qualifying positions in six regional areas continues. Qualifying tournaments in the PBA East, South, Central, Midwest, Southwest and combined West/Northwest Regions will continue through Nov. 30.

Xtra Frame, pba.com’s exclusive video-streaming service, will resume its live coverage of PBA action on Oct. 24 with comprehensive coverage of the 2010 PBA World Series of Bowling from South Point Lanes in Las Vegas. To subscribe to Xtra Frame, visit pba.com and click on the Xtra Frame logo.

LIVE TRACK NEW BALL INTRODUCTION TO AIR ON XTRA FRAME ON THURSDAY
Don’t forget: Track and Xtra Frame are teaming up on Thursday, Oct. 14, at 8 p.m. Eastern for a unique online introduction of the newest member of Track’s high-performance bowling ball family. While Xtra Frame is a subscription-based service, the Track webcast will be available to the general public at no cost between Oct. 14-17.

To view the Track ball show, live or delayed, visit http://xtraframe.pba.com, use the login: TrackBowling and the password: vip.

“WINNING WEDNESDAY” PRIZES ARE IN STORE FOR PBA’S FACEBOOK FANS
The PBA, PBA’S Official Product Registered companies and Crave Games have teamed up to provide a series of great prizes for PBA Facebook fans during the 2010-11 Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour season on "PBA Winning Wednesdays."

In order to participate, fans must become a PBA Facebook fan at:
http://www.facebook.com/ProfessionalBowlersAssociation?ref=ts. Once they are PBA Facebook fans, they will be eligible for the following prizes which will be awarded every Wednesday throughout the season:

Oct. 20 - Xtra Frame subscription for 2010 World Series of Bowling.
Oct. 27 - Xtra Frame subscription for 2010 World Series of Bowling.
Nov. 3 - Crave Games: Brunswick Pro Bowling for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
Nov. 10 - KR Strikeforce: $100 Gift Certificate to OnTheBallBowling.com.
Nov. 17 - Track high performance ball and logo shirt.
Nov. 24 - Crave Games: Brunswick Pro Bowling for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
Dec. 1 - Ebonite Mission 2.0 ball and Ebonite shirt.
Dec. 8 - Crave Games: Brunswick Pro Bowling for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
Dec. 15 - Storm Products high performance bowling ball and Storm 3-ball tote.
Dec. 22 - Crave Games: Brunswick Pro Bowling for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
Dec. 29 - Motiv Cruel C51 bowling ball, two-ball tote, Motiv Shirt.
Jan. 5 - Crave Games: Brunswick Pro Bowling for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
Jan. 12 – Vise Grips: three-ball tote roller bag, towel, accessory bag, assorted accessories.
Jan. 19 - Crave Games: Brunswick Pro Bowling for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
Jan. 26 - EFX Performance: His/Hers prize pack (sport wristband/nylon necklace for him, oval wristband, ortho foot pack for her)
Feb. 5 - Crave Games: Brunswick Pro Bowling for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
Feb. 12 - 900 Global: Bank bowling ball.
Feb. 19 - Crave Games: Brunswick Pro Bowling for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
Feb. 26 - Turbo 2-n-1 Grips: two-ball tote, towel, accessory bag, assorted accessories.
March 2 – Hammer: Jigsaw Trap bowling ball, two-ball tote, logo shirt.
March 9 - Crave Games: Brunswick Pro Bowling for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
March 16 - Columbia 300: latest performance bowling ball and logo shirt.
March 23 – Brunswick: latest performance bowing ball.
March 30 - Crave Games: Brunswick Pro Bowling for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
April 6 – Etonic: one pair of shoes.
April 13 - Roto Grip: high performance bowling ball and Roto Grip three-ball tote.
April 20 - Crave Games: Brunswick Pro Bowling for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
April 27 - Crave Games: Brunswick Pro Bowling for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
WOMEN’S PRO BOWLING TO
BE HONORED AT ARLINGTON’S
BOWLING MUSEUM AND HALL OF FAME

The new International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame (IBM/HF) is proud to announce that it will be adding a new exhibit to the museum which pays tribute to the history of women’s professional bowling. The exhibit will be unveiled during the International Bowl Expo and USBC Convention, which will be held, in Arlington, TX during the last week in June 2011.

“We are so excited about Bowl Expo, as well as the USBC convention, coming to Arlington, Texas. Those who attend this first-ever-event will get a first-hand look at the IBM/HF, International Training and Research Center, as well as the offices of the International Bowling Campus,” stated IBM/HF chairman Pat Ciniello. He went on to add, “The new exhibit will display rare photographs and artifacts – from those who made professional women’s bowling a reality, to the great women bowlers who competed on tour.”
A committee has been formed to develop the contents of the exhibit, as well as to raise funds in order to build it. Jim Goodwin, President of the Bowling News Network and publisher of Stars & Strikes Bowling Newsmagazine has been named chairman. Goodwin worked with the Ladies Pro Bowlers Tour and the Professional Women’s Bowling Association for 20 years. Public relations expert Joan Romeo, owner of The Marketing Team agency, will be handling the fund-raising and promotions aspect of the project. Joan’s two daughters, Robin and Tori, are former pro tour players. Robin is in the PWBA and USBC Halls of Fame.
Former LPBT & PWBA Tour Director and Historian Fran Deken will be an invaluable member of the team in recording the history and making sure all the right people are honored. Former PWBA owner and museum trustee John Sommer, who operated and financed the LPBT and PWBA for 22 years from 1981-2003, will contribute his time, effort, and expertise to the project. Deken and Sommer are also members of the PWBA and USBC Halls of Fame.
50 Years of Women’s Pro Bowling will occupy a prominent place within the new museum, and become a permanent part of bowling’s incredible history for all visitors to explore year round. The IBM/HF occupies 18,000 square feet of the International Bowling Campus, which is also the home for the United States Bowling Congress, the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America, the International Training and Research Center, and many more related organizations that make up bowling’s headquarters.

About the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame
Located at the International Bowling Campus in Arlington, Texas, the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame collects, preserves and researches bowling’s history, provides a suitable home for bowling’s major halls of fame, and makes the museum’s information and collection available to interested parties globally for education, promotion and entertainment.
Ebonite’s new Game
On goes distance

Come early November, when the weather starts to become crisp and the leaves begin to change into the warm jewel-toned colors of fall, Ebonite bowling will introduce its newest mid-performance bowling ball, Game On.The Game On is a follow-up to the brand’s Game Plan and will be the receiver every football coach dreams of: one who can go 110 yards untouched every time into the end zone.The Game On will give bowlers length down the lane with strong backend performance on light to medium-oiled lanes.“The Game On is a great addition to the Ebonite product line,” Ebonite Brand Manager Ed Gallagher said. “The Game On exhibits motion that we need, a ball that is very clean through the front part of the lane, and has great backend reaction.”The 15 pound Game On has an RG rating of 2.51, a differential rating of 0.058, an intermediate differential of 0.001 which is a very low mass bias.When it comes time to add to your offensive line this fall, be sure to put Ebonite’s Game On on your roster.The Game On will be released world-wide Nov. 9, 2010.— Ebonite Bowling Balls & Bowling Equipment - Ebonite is a brand of Ebonite International, Inc. Based in Hopkinsville, Ky., Ebonite International is a privately-owned company that services bowling centers, distributors and retail outlets domestically and internationally. In addition to Ebonite, the company’s consumer product brands include Hammer,Columbia 300,Track, Robby’s and Powerhouse™; its commercial product brand is Ebonite Bowling Center Direct.
HAMMER HARDCORE BRAWL
LOOKING FOR A FIGHT

Are you ready to Brawl Hardcore? Hammer’s newest addition to the Hardcore line, the Brawl is ready to whoop some ass on medium oiled lanes.The Brawl is equipped with the Bullet core introduced in the Grind and covered in Hammer’s aggressive Violent Flip Reactive™ coverstock. The symmetric core offers a wide variety of drilling patterns, which leaves the door wide open for performance options.“I really like this new combination that Hammer has created,” said Bill O’Neill, Hammer Staff Player and U.S. Open Champion. “The Brawl is a perfect fit right in between the Jacked and Grind, and will make transitioning on patterns far easier for me.”Finished with 800, 1000, and two cycles with 2000 Abralon® finish, the Brawl provides bowlers with medium hook and continuous backend.The black/violet Hammer Hardcore Brawl has a medium finish, an aggressive cover and a medium core for a score of 17 on the Hammer FCC (finish/core/cover) rating scale.“The Brawl is perfect for bowlers looking for a lot of hook and continuation,” said Hammer Brand Manager Jeff Ussery. “With our more aggressive coverstock on the Bullet core shape, the Brawl is ready to beat down the competition.”The Brawl is available in 10-16 pounds and will be released world-wide Nov. 16, 2010.— Hammer Bowling Balls & Bowling Equipment -Based in Hopkinsville, Kent., Ebonite International is a privately-owned company that currently services bowling centers, distributors and retail outlets both domestically and internationally. In addition to Hammer, the company’s consumer product brands include Track, Robby’s, Columbia 300, Ebonite and Powerhouse™; its commercial product brand is Ebonite Bowling Center Direct.
OUTBURST GIVES COLUMBIA 300
BOWLERS MORE BANG FOR BUCK

For those who like more performance for your money, Columbia 300 has got a deal for you in its newest bowling ball release, the Outburst.The Outburst is a sanded stronger version of the Burst which was released earlier this year. The Burst was a replica of the brand’s former high performance Resurgence bowling ball, at a lower price point and with a different surface preparation.“The Burst is a very popular ball for Columbia 300,” said Columbia 300 Brand Manager Bugsy Kelly. “Bowlers love the length and strong arcing motion the Burst gives them, but they’ve been begging us to give them a version of this ball that works better on more volume of oil, we’ve done just that with the Outburst.”The Outburst will come in a beautiful red and silver color combination, it will have great shelf appeal, Kelly said.It will be available in 12-16 pounds and will feature the Resurgence core. The coverstock will allow this ball to be versatile if modified for different bowling styles and different lane conditions, but straight out of the box will perform best on medium to heavy oil.“This is a ball that will outperform any other ball at this price point on heavier oil conditions,” Kelly said. “The Outburst is phenomenal compliment to the Burst and will give bowlers a great one-two combo in their arsenals.”The Outburst will be released world-wide Nov. 16, 2010.— Columbia 300 Bowling Balls & Bowling Equipment - Based in Hopkinsville, Ky., Columbia 300 is a long-time power brand servicing the bowling world with quality and professional products. Its parent company, Ebonite International, Inc., is a privately-owned company that services bowling centers, distributors and retail outlets both domestically and internationally. The company’s other consumer product brands include Ebonite,Hammer,Track, Robby’s, and Powerhouse™; its commercial product brand is Ebonite Bowling Center Direct.