Agapito Hits 300 & 816
Agapito III has had a hot hand lately, recording a perfect 300 game on
Nov. 15 and following it up on Nov. 22 with an 816 series, both in the
Kiamesha Lanes Tuesday Mixed Firefighters league.
The 816 series saw him record singles games of 278, 249, 289 .
The 300 game followed by a 224, 231 and a 756 series was scored on lanes 13-14 using an IQ Tour Pearl bowling ball.
The 22-year-old Monticello bowler has
been bowling for 12 years and presently bowls in both the Tuesday Mixed
Firefighters league and the Monday Men's league, both at Kiamesha
Pedro noted that all 12 strikes were in the pocket.
This is his 16th 300 game and his 14th 800 series.
In the Tuesday league he bowls on the
Rock HIll Liquor Store team with team mates Kevin Stackhouse, George Dye
and Tola Deylii.
He presently maintains a 231 average for all leagues.
Pedro is not married but is engaged to Angela Scott. They have no children.
He is employed at the Crystal Run Village and is a DSP.
Copperfield Bowl in Houston on a Thursday night during the bowling season is where you'll likely run into Sean Osbourn.
But, it was an unexpected guest appearance at the center on a Monday
that yielded a record-setting performance for the 24-year-old
right-hander, who became the 29th bowler to roll three consecutive 300
games for a 900 series in United States Bowling Congress-certified
Osbourn bowled as a substitute in Copperfield Bowl's early league
session, and then was asked to fill in for someone on the late league.
The second half of his evening started with the usual paperwork any
bowler must fill out when bowling in new league for the first time, but
it ended with additional paperwork he never could have expected.
"I couldn't believe it - I still can't," said Osbourn, who owned four
300 games prior to Monday. "I wasn't shaking at the end, though. I
think I was in shock. It's great and crazy, and I can't believe it
happened to me. I love bowling and always have, and this is something
I'll never forget."
Osbourn's last 300 and 800 came at Copperfield Bowl in September,
when he opened the night with 12 consecutive strikes and added games of
258 and 254 for an 812 series, the third 800 of his career.
experience definitely helped him Monday after his perfect start,
despite impossible-to-avoid thoughts of the likelihood of a poor shot or
run-ending 10 pin. Neither happened, though, as Osbourn polished
off the first perfect set in the Lone Star State, topping the previous
mark of 899, shot by Bill Fong of Plano, Texas, in 2010.
"I'd never shot back-to-back 300s or two in the same set, so it was a
little unfamiliar, but I just tried to keep it going and keep the shots
online," Osbourn said. "I felt the same way at the end of the third
game, too. But, I was on my good lane. I tried not to overthink it and
just throw the ball."
Osbourn's 36-strike string came in the NFL Fall 2016 short-season league. The trios league kicked off its 14-week season in mid-September and is scheduled to run until Dec. 12.
"It definitely helped being in a trios league, so I didn't have to
wait that long and was able to keep my mind focused," said Osbourn, who
comes from a family of bowlers and has averaged as high as 230, which
came during the 2013-2014 season. "Being that it was the late league and
some teams had already left, there weren't that many people around.
Those who were left came up to congratulate me, and 5-10 minutes later
is when it really started to sink in."
Osbourn had about a week's notice concerning his substitute role in
Monday's early league, in which he bowled a less eventful series in the
670s. But, the first session served as a great warm-up and gave him an
idea how to attack the oil pattern, even though his record feat would
take place on a different pair of lanes.
Osbourn's achievement is pending approval from USBC and would be the 30th USBC-approved 900.
The first USBC-approved 900 occurred Feb. 2, 1997 when Jeremy
Sonnenfeld rolled three consecutive perfect games in Lincoln, Nebraska.
By Mike Luongo
At certain times during your bowling match slowing down the bowling ball is important.
If you find your bowling ball skidding right past the break point, you are on a lane that has more oil than normal.
The only way to compensate for this situation is to slow down your
bowling ball. By slowing down your ball, your ball will have less
momentum, therefore gripping earlier and hopefully on its normal break
So how do you slow down your bowling ball?
Just like adding more sapped to a ball, we will use our good old
buddy, gravity to help. This means holding the ball lower during our
approach. Depending on how much speed ou want to take off the ball, your
should lower it anywhere from two inches to a foot.
Another good tip to follow here is bending a little at your knees as well.
You will also want to start your approach closer to the foul line.
These ball speed tips will really help your ball speed, but they will take a lot of practice to master.
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, email him at email@example.com
Mon. Villa Roma Ladies
Diane Staves 150, 169, Diane Conroy 164, Danielle Meyer 160, Trish Ellmauer 190.
Callicoon Kristal Bowl
Mon. Hortonville Ladies
Bogdanowitz 165, 163, 168, Kelly Gombita 155, 151, Lillian Zieres 181,
167, 155, 503, Chris Burr 182, Debbie Loughrey 152, Robin Luckey 155,
232, 513, Deedee Schrader 155, 154, Barbara Pingel 166, Sharon
Cunningham 157, Judy Mohn 169, 152, Heidi Bauer 188, 153, Mardette
Wilcox 178, 183.
Brustman 194, 180, Rich Thony 201, Tim Sykes 191, Randy Fisher 197, Tom
Gain 198, Scott McGowan 197, Bobby Glassel 187, Hopper Hubert 189, Alby
Thony 215, Sami Markao 181, Doug Kautz 201, Roger Widmann 197, 225, 600, Ed Leroy 192.
nice 819 series by Donny Durland off single games of 297, 279, 243....he
carries a 243 average in this league, Jason Jones Jr. 234, 255, 685,
Michael Travis 603, Dan VanAken 225, 620, Pedro Agapito III a 246, 248,
716, Mike Mulligan 233, 620, Dan Ricco 253, 673, Mike Weiner 639, Ryan
Lapke 248, 604, Dave Graham 247, 244, 279, 770, Charlie Tuttle 236, 636,
Tom Belgiovene 267, 632, Jon Wilhelm 267, 237, 237, 741, Vincent DeGraw
245, 621, Chris Parken 227, Justin Lopez 236, 626, Kyle Matthews 277,
227, 678, Jaryl Scott 225, 246, 662, Vinny Collura 236, 257, 717, Kevin
Stackhouse 225, 237, 673, Keith Smith 244, 229, 686, Eddie Lake 227,
225, 657, Rick Lake 637, Ryan Feeney 257, Robert Feeney Sr. 618, Jody
Farquhar 236, 649, John Hoffmann 609.
Tues. Mixed Firefighters
Stackhouse 226, 287, 726, Bob Yakin Jr. 243, 603, Trasey Barres 180,
Larry Whipple 226, 631, Carena Collura 500, Dale Sonnenschein 236, 226,
667, Karen Martin 192, Kat Cronk 185, Tom Belgiovene 256, 653, Kyle
Giordano 233, 259, 688, Jon Wilhelm 269, 227, 717, John Hoffmann 280,
711, Jody Farquhar 246, 616, Christie Graham 182, 504, Mary Lee Williams
183, 520, Linda Schaefer 183, Joan Lake 184, 192, 514, Keith Smith 227,
237, 676, David Graham 233, 236, 678.
Barres 214, 230, 204, 648, Cathy Carpenter 181, Angie Desmond 203, 227,
599, Paul Berens 245, 604, Donnie Durland 241, 651, Glenn Fraser 226,
Eddie Lake 247, 265, 244, 756, Ryan Lepke 231, 279, 237, 747,
Christopher Meyer 227, Dan Ricco 243, Bill Schubert 604, Keith Smith
611, Kevin Stackhouse 246, 661, James VanAken 236, 233, 651.
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Kiamesha Lanes Tuesday Mixed
Firefighters Vice President Shane Cunningham, right, presents the USBC
300 game certificate to Pedro Agapito III.