Friday, September 23, 2016


  The 2016-17 Bowling Season Has Started

  Kiamesha Lanes bowling manager Eddie Lake  gave indications this week that although 2016-17 fall leagues have already started that some leagues still have openings available and bowlers interested are asked to call 845-794-5561.
  Leagues that are bowling at Kiamesha this season include the Monday Men's, Tuesday MIxed (four on a team),  Thursday Ladies and  Friday Mixed. There is no longer a Wednesday Men's league and no leagues on Saturday and Sunday.
  Starting in October will be the Saturday morning youth leagues.
  Lake noted that at the Liberty Bowl the only league presently scheduled is a two person doubles league that will be starting on Wednesday nights at 7:30 under the leadership of Dean Shattuck. Anyone interested can call Dean at 914-755-6643.
  A fun league called the ShopRite league will start in December. .
  Bowlers interested in starting a league in Liberty  are asked to call the above number.
  At Callicoon Kristal Bowl Kristal Whitmore reports that leagues are set for the  Monday Ladies  and Wednesday Men's and that she has openings for the Tuesday Men's league. Call her for information at 845-887-6887..
   The Monday Ladies league will once again bowl at the Villa Roma Beechwood Lanes.

  New League Shot
  & King Of The Hill
  At Kiamesha Lanes

  Kiamesha Lanes league bowlers are experiencing  a new bowling shot this season.
  Reports coming back to us was that the former league shot was too easy and produced too many high scores.
  The new league shot is said to be much tighter with more oil further down the lanes and will be pushing out the pattern to 42 feet. .
  It will be interesting to see what type of scores are produced on this shot.
  Manager Eddie Lake has also announced that there will be a new King Of  The Hill tournament each Wednesday night starting at 7 p.m.

  Mickey Luongo &
  Fiance Casey Wilson
  To Run Pro Shop

  Casey Wilson, Mickey Luongo's fiance, will be the new manager of the Pro Shop at Quinnz Pinz bowling center at 13 Railroad Ave. in Middletown (formerly called Middletown Lanes.)
  For many years the pro shop at Middletown Lanes was owned and managed by well known professional  Mike Luongo, Mickey's father.
  Mickey is also the regional sales manager for Storm bowling products which includes Roto Grip.
  The Quinnz Pinz pro shop hours are Monday-Friday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8-12 and 5-7.
  In addition to the Pro Shop announcement Casey and Mickey also announced that their wedding date is September 23, 2017 in Otisville, NY.
  Their wedding Website tells this story....... "high school sweethearts finally tying the knot. We are pleased to invite you to have a great time as we celebrate the long awaited marriage between Mickey Luongo and Casey Wilson. What better way to share a first meal as husband and wife than to have their favorite pizza guy serve authentic New York style pizza out of his pizza truck. They couldn't let that guy steal the spotlight so there will also be an ice cream truck and a  mountain of cupcakes to satisfy that sweet tooth. Want to join the after party? Be sure to hop on the conga line to the bar after the park festivities."

  September 24
  Storm Demonstration                             
  At Tarsio Lanes

  Storm Products Regional Sales Manager Mickey Luongo will be holding a demonstration day at Tarsio Lanes in Newburgh on Saturday, September 24.
  Storm and Roto Grip bowling balls will be demonstrated by Mickey and a few local staff representatives.
  The event get underway at 1 p.m.                                                               
  Ed"s Outlook

  We had the opportunity to talk to some of the professional bowlers on the staff of the Brunswick team this past spring  who competed in the the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) league event in Maine which produced some rousing, raucous and outrageously fun competition which is not the case on the regular PBA Tour where silence and no fan  movement is mandatory.  
  The professionals liked this atmosphere so much that some of the same will be repeated this year as team competition returns to Bayside Bowl in Portland for Maine Event 2017.
  At Bayside Bowl last year there was more fan interaction with the pros and cheering and loud music blared even when the bowlers stepped on the lanes and delivered their throw.
  The PBA's return to Portland will include a day of practice and pro-am activity when Maine adult, youth and senior league bowlers will have a chance to bowl with the stars of the PBA.
  Once again bowling fans will have the opportunity to watch this competition and the dates will be announced later this season.
  The PBA Fall Swing began this past Wednesday night with the Wolf Open finals. The fall swing telecasts on CBS SN (Sports Network) continues with the Bear Open Sept. 28, Badger Open Oct. 5, Detroit Open Oct. 12 and the King of the Swing special event on Oct. 19. All shows air at 9 p.m. (ET).

  Bowling Tip
  By Mike Luongo

  Learning the five fundamentals of a good bowling shot.
  So very often we forget the most basic steps that are designed to help us have fun and score a good game.
  These steps include getting ready in the stance position by taking a deep breath, bringing in air into our nose and exhaling through your mouth.
  The next step is getting lined up, before the start of  your match practice a couple of shots to see what the lane conditions are and even take a look at other bowlers and see what they are doing. You should watch your ball reaction and don't force your ball to curve.  (Equipment selection is important here.)
  Want good balance then make sure your first step is a short one.....this adds greatly to ending up with good balance when your release your ball.
  Keeping a loose swing is also important, stay away from using too much muscle. When you are ready to bowl make sure your hand and arm are relaxed before you start your approach.
  As you start the ball moving in your approach, make sure that the ball moves in a straight line toward the target on the lane. This will prevent your swing from going off line.
  Let the rest of your swing be relaxed.
  Mike Luongo is a certified IBPSIA Pro Shop Operator, Master Instructor, USBC Silver Level Coach and an Advisor-Special Events Assistant with the Storm and Roto Grip Bowling Ball Company. Have a question, call him at 435-720-7939 or email at
  Local Scores                                                  

  Kiamesha Lanes

  Monday Men's

  Pedro Agapito III a 268, 721, Vinny Collura 625, Donny Durland 225, 264, 658, Charlie Tuttle 236, 639, David Graham 227, Keith Smith 640, Eddie Lake 248, 247, 698, Rick Lake 236, 653, Vincent DeGraw 242, Thomas Belgiovene 257, 227, 697, Arthur Stevens 248, Lloyd Bridges 243, 655, Jon Wilhelm 236, 618, Robert E. Feeney Sr. 225, 635, George Baggatta 230, 620, John Lopez 232, 236, 657, James VanAken 628, Dean Shattuck 231, 240, 684, Russell Bivins 247, 649, Jason Jones Jr. 248, 669.

  Tuesday Mixed Firefighters

  Mary Lee Willliams 195, 232, 210, 637, Kevin Stackhouse 225, 615, Pedro Agapito III a 614, Tracey Barres 216, 535, Leanne Mangabang 203, 537, Linda Schaefer 183, 511, Andrea Grossman 199, 504, Liz Stubits 202, 528, Harry Dennis 255, Steve Belgiovene 249, 657, Jon Wilhelm 252, 600, David Graham 228, 231, 655.

  Thursday Ladies

  Sherri Laird 194, Lisa Cartwright 184, Stella Schmahi 185, Connie McKenley 198, 511, Pat Gibson 180, 202, 540, Sonya Robinson 180, Monica Lane 181, 522, Shirley Bowens 182, Cynthia Short 180, 183, 533.

  Friday Mixed

  Paul Berens 243, 629, Joan Lake 186, 189, 539, Linda Schaefer 204, Eddie Lake 637, Lauren Blume 181, Trasey Barres 184, 507, Pete Nastasi 243, 623, Angie Desmond 221, 192, 563, Tito Santiago 235, Julie Chen 189, Ryan Lepke 258, 643, Katie Hacker 206, Keith Smith 246, 278, 691, David Graham 622, John Hoffmann 237, 605, Kevin Stackhouse 246, 644.

  Beechwood Lanes

  Monday Ladies

  Pam Wayne 150, Tracy Puerschner 159, Diane Staves 191, 152.

  Ed Townsend is a Public Relations Consultant to the sport of bowling and brings over 60-years of sports journalism experience in writing and compiling the information for this column. If you have league or tournament information, bowl a 300 game or 800 series or even bowl your age, let Ed know at 845-439-8177, email at or fax at 845-205-4474. View this column and Ed's photos at We are also on Facebook and Twitter.

Casey Wilson and Mickey Luongo have announced their wedding date and that Casey will be managing the Pro Shop at Quinnz Pinz bowling center in Middletown. The two were familiar faces in the pro shop formerly operated by Mickey's father, Mike Luongo.  Mickey is also the Regional Sales Manager for Storm bowling products.

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