Friday, January 27, 2017


PBA Kicks Off Big February on ESPN With Live
Main Event Terrell Owens PBA Super Clash on Super Bowl Sunday
PBA Tour stars to join NFL stars for live special event leading into Super Bowl on Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. ET

HOUSTON (Jan. 27, 2017) – The Professional Bowlers Association kicks off its Big February series with the Main Event Terrell Owens PBA Super Clash on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5, at 2 p.m. ET (1 p.m. CT) from the Main Event Entertainment Center in the Houston suburb of Katy, Texas.

In addition to Owens, NFL stars Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson and Devin Hester along with actor Quinton Aaron, who portrayed NFL star Michael Oher in the hit movie “Blind Side,” will headline an all-star lineup that also will include three-time PBA Player of the Year Jason Belmonte, Hall of Famers Norm Duke and Parker Bohn III, along with eight-time PBA Tour winner Bill O’Neil and 2016 PBA World Championship winner EJ Tackett.

Owens is an accomplished bowler who has competed in the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling and teamed with PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber to win the 2016 CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational. It could be a big weekend for Owens, who as a Pro Football Hall of Fame finalist, hopes to be among the hall’s class of 2017 that will be announced during Super Bowl weekend.

The Super Clash will offer PBA fans an entertaining lead-in to the Super Bowl where the New England Patriots will battle the Atlanta Falcons at Houston’s NRG Stadium.

“We are excited that sports fans will have this great entertainment alternative as a warm-up to the Super Bowl,” said PBA CEO & Commissioner Tom Clark. “Being live on ESPN from one of the most cutting-edge entertainment centers in the country with an exciting bowling show will be fun for the whole family. Like watching the Super Bowl, bowling is one of America’s favorite pastimes. When the best bowlers in the world mix it up on the lanes with NFL greats on Feb. 5 from the Main Event in Katy, Texas, it is sure to be a memorable show.

The show will also feature the announcement of the 2016 GEICO Chris Schenkel PBA Player of the Year, Harry Golden Rookie of the Year, Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Award winner and the winner of the Tony Reyes Memorial Service Award. The event also will include a pre-telecast trick shot exhibition by the pros, starting at 11 a.m. local time, and other surprises.

General admission into the facility is free, but seating located on the TV set is $49.95. Tickets are available by contacting the Main Event Katy sales office at (281) 394-4800. Main Event Katy is located at 24401 Katy Freeway.

“We’re thrilled to host the Main Event Terrell Owens PBA Super Clash at our Katy center, and to showcase our ‘Eat. Bowl. Play.’ experience to ESPN viewers around the country,” said Amy Phillips, Director of Promotions & Programming at Main Event Entertainment. “The PBA has been an awesome partner on this event and we’re excited to have so many big names from sports and entertainment joining us on Super Sunday. It’s going to be a lot of fun and a great show!”

In addition, other NFL players will be hosting “Super Bowling” events at the Shenandoah, Webster and Stafford Main Events, during the same time period on Super Sunday. Details will be announced soon.

PBA’s Big February on ESPN continues with live telecasts of three majors on consecutive Sundays at 1 p.m. ET. The Barbasol PBA Players Championship will air Sunday, Feb. 12; the FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions on Feb. 19, and back-to-back telecasts of the USBC Masters finals and World Bowling Tour Men’s and Women’s Finals presented by the PBA on Feb. 26. 

In addition to the lineup of live telecasts, the State Farm CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational which was taped on Jan. 17 at Lucky Strike L.A. Live in Los Angeles will air on Friday, Feb. 17, at 9 p.m. ET as part of the NBA All-Star weekend.

In addition to ESPN’s coverage, all telecasts will be simulcast on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN mobile app for those who would like to watch on-line or on mobile devices, and all preliminary rounds of the upcoming PBA major championships will be live-streamed on PBA’s online bowling channel, Xtra Frame (for subscription details and enrollment, visit

Thursday, January 26, 2017


Sweden’s Jesper Svensson continued to add to his portfolio of accomplishments after being confirmed as PBA’s George Young Memorial High Average award winner for the 2016 season after scoring at a 226.07 pace for 324 games.

Svensson, a 21-year-old two-handed left-hander, won the high average race by a fairly impressive 1.32-pin margin over fellow two-handed player Jason Belmonte of Australia, who averaged 225.75 for 364 games. Belmonte won high-average honors in 2013, when he set the PBA record with a 228.81 average, and in 2014 when he scored at a 226.71 pace.

Behind Svensson and Belmonte were E.J. Tackett of Huntington, Ind. (224.49 for 490 games); England’s Dom Barrett (222.80 for 372 games) and Canada’s Francois Lavoie (222.79 for 330 games).

The PBA also confirmed that Tackett was the organization’s overall 2016 earnings leader with $168,290, followed by Anthony Simonsen of Austin, Texas, at $143,278; Svensson at $138,380; Barrett at $116,890 and PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo., at $105,130.

(Editor’s Note: final 2016 PBA earnings and average lists are attached in Word documents to retain formatting).

In a hard-fought best-of-two-game match that required a sudden-death roll-off, Adam Zimmerman of Deer Park, N.Y. defeated  three-time Junior Team USA member Breanna Clemmer of Clover, S.C., to win the 2016 Teen Masters Grand Championship presented by Ebonite. The finals, conducted during the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VIII in Reno, aired Sunday on ESPNU.

Zimmerman, a two-hander who will be attending Webber International University as a freshman this fall defeated Clemmer, who will be attending McKendree University, in the opening match at the National Bowling Stadium, 184-173, in the first match but Clemmer came back to win match two, 179-176, setting up the roll-off. Zimmerman then won with a strike while Clemmer knocked down six pins on her first shot.

Both players earned their trip to the Grand Championship after winning their respective divisions in the Teen Masters National Championships in July in Tamarac, Fla., where each won a $6,000 scholarship.

The unique Teen Masters competition requires that players use only two PBA Skill balls (one plastic and one urethane) designed to place the focus on player execution rather than equipment selection.

“Even though the lanes were tough I was confident I could get the ball close to the pocket,” Zimmerman said. “It was awesome.  I’ve bowled in the Teen Masters all four years and to end my last year with a win was just a great experience.”

The PBA has announced a partnership with the Junior Bowling World Championships, a two-week long event that will be conducted at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., June 16-July 3.

The event will consist of doubles and singles formats in two divisions – the Under 20 Ladies division (June 16-23) and the Under 20 Men’s division (June 24-July 3).

The singles event will offer a $50,000 scholarship to the winner and the doubles winners will split a $50,000 first prize. For additional entry information visit the website.

The PBA has announced a promotional partnership with the Bowl4Life Foundation, a non-profit organization established to promote the sport of bowling  and youth development through quality coaching at all levels and to provide scholarship assistance to youth bowlers.

Established in 2013 by Brunswick Pro Staff Tour Representative Chuck Gardner, Bowl4Life has already awarded $16,000 in scholarships through youth tournament and other fundraising efforts.

High school bowlers are now eligible to apply for a $1,000 scholarship. For additional scholarship information and guidelines visit The deadline for the scholarship application is May 1.

The Bowl4Life mission is to not only improve a youth bowler’s ability but to promote education coupled with a strong focus on integrity, honesty, professionalism and respect  that will create a healthy competitive environment.

Jeff Zaffino of Warren, Pa. and partner Matt White of Warren, Pa., defeated defending champs Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J. and Patrick Allen of South Salem, N.Y., 2-0, in a best-of-three-game match to win the PBA/PBA50 Don Vay Memorial Central Doubles Classic presented by Columbia 300 at Legend Lanes in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Sunday.

The title was Zaffino’s 27th in QubicaAMF PBA Regional competition and White’s first. They also split a $4,000 first prize.

Zaffino and White blanked Tom Baker of King, N.C., and Chris Loschetter of Avon, Ohio, 2-0, while Bohn and Allen topped Richie Brown and Kelly Jordon of Marion, Ohio, 2-1, in the best-of-three semifinal round. The tournament drew a full field of 48 teams.

● After new member Kyle King of Glendale, Ariz., kicked off the QubicaAMF PBA Regional weekend at South Point Bowling Plaza with his first PBA victory on Friday, non-member Brett Wolfe and Stuart Williams teamed up to win Sunday’s South Point Member/Non-Member Doubles to complete the PBA West Region’s opening events of the 2017 season.

On Friday, King, who joined the PBA prior to the weekend, defeated Jason Tehee of Clovis, Calif., 232-225, to win the South Point West Challenge for a $2,000 prize and his first PBA title. The former Robert Morris-Illinois collegiate star defeated Scott LaRiviere of Murrieta, Calif., 258-212, while Tehee defeated non-member Eric Hatchett of Henderson, Nev., 264-230, in the semifinal round. The tournament was open to non-champions only.

On Sunday, Wolfe and Williams, both living in the Phoenix area, defeated non-member Alex Hoskins of Pocatello, Idaho, and Darren Tang of San Francisco, 476-441, to claim the $4,000 doubles first prize.

Wolfe, who won the 2002 USBC Masters as an amateur, and Williams defeated Kyle Duster of LaHabra, Calif., and Mark Myers of Phoenix, 521-484, while Hoskins and Tang eliminated Russ Oviatt of Tempe, Ariz., and Jakob Butturff of Chandler, Ariz. 511-460, in the semifinal matches.

● The Jan. 27-29 weekend includes the PBA and PBA50 Sands Regency West/Northwest Winter Classic doubleheader presented by Storm at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. The weekend also will include a Sands Regency West/Northwest Winter Challenge event for non-champions.

● For complete QubicaAMF PBA Regional schedules, rules and entry information heading into the new year, visit, open the “schedules” tab and click on QubicaAMF Regional Tours to find the event(s) in your area. For more information about QubicaAMF, visit or, for social media posts, visit

Wednesday, January 25, 2017


Peggy Elias, Wife of PBA Founder Eddie Elias, Dies

CHICAGO – Peggy Elias, the wife of the Professional Bowlers Association founder Eddie Elias, died Tuesday in Akron, Ohio. She was 72.

Eddie and the former Margaret (Peggy) Emerson both were Akron natives. She was not only renowned for her beauty, but had a wonderful singing voice that attracted a talent scout after she represented Ohio in the 1964 Miss America pageant. She eventually landed a spot with the singing group, the Pennsylvanians.

In an article by the late hall of fame bowling writer Dick Evans in 2008, Evans wrote that Peggy called Eddie, who had already established a reputation as one of the nation’s leading personal representation agents and career managers for several well-known athletes and show business personalities, to see if he could help her jump start her career in New York.

Eddie arranged a meeting with the William Morris Agency which led Peggy to a successful career in modeling and commercials. What started as a professional relationship soon turned into a romance and the couple soon began dating. They were married on Nov. 21, 1968, in New York City, and they reigned as one of Akron’s most celebrated couples for nearly 30 years until Eddie’s death in November 1995, six months after he suffered a major stroke.
After returning to her hometown, Peggy started her second career as a devoted mother of the couple’s two daughters, Rainy Margaret (born in 1971) and Annie Marlo (born in 1974), and as a community volunteer.

Peggy was a tireless supporter of The University of Akron, which named her an honorary alumna in 1997 in recognition of her outstanding service and dedication. She served UA as president of the Buchtelles, raising money for student scholarships, and was featured as a guest soloist on the University's 1979 Christmas album, considered to be one of the best albums of the season. She also served as a member of the Stewardship Committee of The University of Akron Foundation, was a generous donor to the College of Business Administration, and was instrumental in creating the Edward G. Elias Bowling Center in the Student Union, which houses important memorabilia from Eddie's years with the PBA and Peggy's career as a spokeswoman and model. Most recently, she was deeply committed to helping UA students through the annual Edward G. Elias Bowling Tournament.

She also served as a longtime member of Witan (Women in Touch with Akron's Needs), volunteered with the Surgery Department at Akron Children's Hospital, Mobile Meals, the Tuesday Musical Association and she taught Sunday school.

She is survived by her daughters, Rainy (Chris Staniszewski) of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Annie (Adrian Garcia) of Columbus, Ohio; grandchildren Edie Staniszewski, and Emerson and Alec Garcia; aunt Mary Lou Conn and sister Linda Williams, both of Terra Alta, W.Va.; and numerous other relatives and friends.

In Eddie’s absence, Peggy made occasional appearances at important PBA events, including the organization’s 50th Gala celebration in Las Vegas and the 2013 PBA League Elias Cup finals in Indianapolis where she presented the trophy named in her husband’s honor to Billie Jean King and her GEICO New York City WTT KingPins team.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Edward G. Elias Bowling Tournament or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Gifts to the tournament can be made at or mail a check (payable to the UA Foundation) to The University of Akron, Department of Development, Akron, OH 44325-2603. Gifts to St. Jude can be made at or mail a check to 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Final funeral arrangements are pending. Additional information may be obtained at the Catavolos Funeral Home website ( or by calling (330) 666-3089


Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic
Paradise Island, Bahamas
Pre-Tournament Notes
January 25, 2017

Hyo Joo Kim will look to defend her title at the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic.

“It’s great to be back,” Kim said through a translator. “But there’s a lot of wind these past few days and so I came initially very happy to be coming to the Bahamas and now I’m a little bit more anxious given the weather and the strong winds.”

The victory was the third of her young career on the LPGA Tour.

“My win on the LPGA Tour at the 2014 Evian Championship came much earlier than expected, so you’re right, I joined the LPGA a little bit earlier than I prepared for.  I’m very, very slowly walking up a very steep hill.”

Despite wins in each of the last three seasons, Kim has set her sights on consistency for the 2017 season.

“My main goal is that from the start of the season to the finish of the season, I hope I’m able to demonstrate an upward trend in my performance,” Kim explained. “Even more than any specific win, it is that continuing development in my game that I would like to see this season.”

Kim spent her offseason back home in South Korea where she was able to take part in an activity that she had always wanted to do - ice skating with her friends in Seoul.

“So I’ve always wanted to ice skate but was a little bit afraid because it looks very difficult,” Kim said. “Ultimately my friend said, “Let’s ice skate,” and so I did.”

ariya jutanugarn ready for 2017
Rolex Rankings No. 2 Ariya Jutanugarn is looking forward to starting her 2017 season after a busy off season in her native Thailand.

“Actually when I went back I had to do the stuff for sponsor like two weeks, so I do all two weeks and then after that get rest,” Jutanugarn explained.

While there were many sponsor obligations for the five-time winner she was able to escape down for some vacation time with her sister.

“Oh, we went to the beach, south in Thailand and we play jet ski.  We do a lot of fun.”

Jutanugarn is just getting back into playing golf as she arrived in the states after the New Year.

“Right now to me, especially this week, no expectation at all,” Jutanugarn said of her approach this week. “I just going to play, try to do the things under my control.  And, you know, like this year is 2017 is not going to be like 2016.  We’re just going to try to do something fun and don’t worry about the outcome.”

brooke henderson looking to build on solid 2016 season
After leading the LPGA in events played last season with 31 Brooke Henderson was ready for a break.

“Yeah, actually I didn’t intend on putting the clubs away for as long as I did, but I think a break is good considering how busy it was last year and I just really enjoyed the rest and relaxation,” Henderson said with a smile. “So right after seeing me we spent a few weeks in Florida and just kind of vacationed a little bit in the sun,” Henderson said. “And then we went back home for a month where it was snowy and cold, we built snowmen, went to tons of hockey games, and just enjoyed seeing friends and family at home.  The last few weeks we went back down to Florida to practice and train and get ready for the season where, you know, practicing just a few little things that I wanted to be a little bit better at this year.”

The break did Henderson good as she enters 2017 motivated to build on an impressive 2016 season where she won twice including her first major at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.

“You know, I’d love to get a few more wins and move my world ranking up a little bit.  Being number two last year, you know, and then slipping back to eight kind of    it’s a good feeling to be number two so I’m trying to get back there and repeat that.”

The process of trying to climb back up the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings begins tomorrow for Henderson at the Ocean Club.

“You know, this course looks a lot different than it has,” Henderson admitted. “I actually played two years ago too.  I won the money qualifier, but it looks a lot different and looks a lot more scoreable.  I think I was a little bit intimidated by it.  But it looks like if the wind stays down a lot of birdies can be made and a low score.  So hopefully everything goes my way this week and I get a Top 10 or finish high.”

125 - 30 players who would represent their countries in Rio at the 2016 Summer Olympics are in the field this week
14 - Not a single winner this year on the LPGA Tour has been over the age of 23
22 - Through the first 13 events of the 2016 LPGA season the average age of winners is 20.92
5 - Lexi Thompson is one of only five players on the LPGA or PGA Tour to have won an event in each of the last four seasons. Dustin Johnson (9 straight), Jimmy Walker (4 straight), Patrick Reed (4 straight) and Lydia Ko (5 straight) are the other four

Wednesday, January 4, 2017


Do You Have The Rumble Factor?
Binghamton, NY – The Binghamton Rumble Ponies, Double-A Affiliate of the New York Mets are pleased to announce The Rumble Factor. This regional talent show will provide individuals the opportunity to become members of the Inaugural Season on field staff for the 2017 season.
Interested individuals are encouraged to attend open auditions on Sunday, January 29th from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM in center court of the Oakdale Mall in Johnson City, NY.
Auditions will be held for the following positions:
·         On-Field Host
·         On-Field Members
·         Mascot
·         PA-Announcer
The ideal candidates will be capable of energizing a crowd every night and must be outgoing, enthusiastic, and energetic.
All interviewees must be sixteen years of age and able to attend all seventy home games, as well as any post-season games (if applicable). The Ponies will be giving away prizes to the 1st place, 2nd place, and 3rd place participants after the event as well.
Soloists are also encouraged to audition for the opportunity to sing the National Anthem prior to one of the home games.
For any questions please reach out to Eddie Saunders, Director of Marketing and Promotions at 607.722.3866 or by email at
The Rumble Ponies open the 2017 season on the road in New Hampshire on April 6 before celebrating their home opener at NYSEG Stadium on April 13. Season Tickets for the 2017 season are on sale now.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017


Sullivan County Loses Another Bowling Alley

  In February of 2013 the new Liberty Bowl bowling lanes officially opened for business following renovations which turned the former Eckert Drug Store at 187 Mill Street into a 12-lane bowling center.
  The center is now officially closed.

  Officials in the Village of Liberty have been told the bowling center would close and the present space will become the location of the Beer Store now located at 190 Mill Street across the street from the Liberty Bowl site.

  The Liberty Bowl became a reality when in mid-October of 2012 the announcement that the 16-lane AMF Liberty Lanes owned and operated by the Fix family would have no fall or winter leagues.
  The Liberty Bowling Corporation headed up by A. C. Patel put forth plans for remodeling the former drug store into a 12-lane bowling center.

  The Gold Crown Bowling Service company performed the major part of the bowling equipment installation and at that time the renovations along with adding the bowling equipment was all part of a roughly $300,000 makeover.

  Callicoon civil engineer John Fink prepared the detailed plans for the remodeling of the former drug store into the 12,000 square foot bowling center.

  League competition for some reason really  never caught on at Liberty bowl as the center hosted a ladies league for one season and was scheduled to host the Shop-Rite league this year but that league has recently relocated to Kiamesha Lanes on Wednesday night and a fun Mixed league on Wednesday was also scheduled to relocate to Kiamesha Lanes.

  The remaining active bowling centers now left in Sullivan County include Kiamesha Lanes,  Callicoon Kristal Bowl and the Beechwood Lanes at the Villa Roma.

   Ed's Outlook

  With the ever changing bowling climate in Sullivan County we last week talked with some real veteran old-timer bowlers and brought up the topic of two and four lane bowling centers along with older centers no longer in existence.  
  There were the two lane house in North Branch, other four lane centers were located in Callicoon Center, Lake Huntington, Hortonville and the Jeff Alleys and George's Colonial Inn Lanes both in Jeffersonville.
  There also at one time was a bowling center located above the original Corey's Restuarant in Liberty which is  now a bank parking lot.
  Remember the Bowl-O-Drome in Liberty owned and operated by the late Joe Cucci and family, then there was a bowling alley also on Broadway in Monticello near what use to be the Woolworth store.
  We have heard of several bowling alley's being located in Roscoe and that was confirmed by the  Town of Rockland historian.
  Livingston Manor did once house a bowling pin manufacturer.
  We remember well the Sullivan County Men's Traveling League but this only lasted several years. A real popular bowling league in the early 1950's was the Hudson Valley Men's Traveling League and one or possibly two teams from the Bowl-O-Drome in Liberty bowled in this league.
  Remember well walking down to watch this league on Saturday night and my hero's were well known Liberty attorney "Nish" (always wearing his full brimmed dress hat with his cigar) LeRoy and Jay Wheeler. 
  Those were the days.
  Bowling just never will be the same as those good old days. 
  Bowling Tip
  By Mike Luongo

  Bowlers: This week's column will answer a questions many bowlers ask about side weight.....will it make my ball hook?
  The answer is no it will not make your bowling ball hook,
  I have been fortunate to be able to spend some time with technical experts, and although we have suspected for quite some  time, we now have the proof.
  Two factors are needed to make a bowling ball hook...friction and rotation. (Gravity is also needed but I think we all understand or we would all be floating around.)
  You could take a bowling ball with the strongest weight block on the market, the most aggressive cover, drill it maximum leverage, add all the weight you want, and use a big balance hole, but, if the bowler does not impact proper rotation, or if friction on the ball's path down the lanes is not there......the ball will just go straight.
  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 at 

Local Scores

Beechwood Lanes

Mon. Villa Roma Ladies

  Tracy Puerschner 171, 184, 503, Diane Staves 169, 157, Marybeth Olsen 160-163, Pam Wayne 178.

Callicoon Kristal Bowl

  Darlene Mantzourate 159, Kelly Gombita 158, 151, Lillian Zieres 167, 175, 157, Debbie Loughrey 190, 157, Robin Luckey 164, 150, Sill Boldiis 157, Rebecca Rhodes 158, 166, Barbara Pingel 175, Judy Mohn 165, 175.

Wednesday Fun

  Brian Brustman 198, 211, Rich Thony 185, 180, 227, Tim Sykes 201, Mardette Wilcox 183, 167, Randy Fischer 206, 185, Tom Gain 191, Jack Diehl 211, Alby Thony 185, John Diehl 183, Craig Stewart 215, John Fischer 200, Chris Marston 196, Joey Meyer 197, Troy Parucki 206, Mike Sorge 202, Kory Keesler 209.

Kiamesha Lanes

Monday Men's

  Michael Travis 236, Russell Bivins 636, Mark Carman 236, Chris Parken 610, Kyle Matthews 278, 689, Jim Piontek 225, Pedro Agapito III a 263, 247, 704, Jaryl Scott 225, 234, 669, Paul Durland 226, Vinny Collura 258, 241, 246, 745, Donny Durland a nice 815 series off single games of 257, 279, 279, Rob Sze 257, Kevin Stackhouse 225, 627, Ronald Totten 257, 227, 687, Gary North 261, 245, 719, Dave Graham 245, 680, Chris Marler 226, 653, Keith Smith 256, 652, Eddie Lake 258, 244, 703, Gene Smith 247, 654, Michael Scuderi 279, 703, Frank Scuderi 246, 630, Jon Wilhelm 234, 652, Ryan Feeney 242, 610, Robert Feeney Sr. 607, Vincent DeGraw 241, Larry Whipple 654, James VanAken 235, 639, Jody Farquhar 257, 672, John Hoffmann 244, 673.

Tues. Mixed Firefighters

  Kevin Stackhouse 238, 225, 247, 710, Pedro Agapito III a 278, 249, 741, Shane Cunningham 236, 618, Trasey Barres 199, 220, 577, Larry Whipple 235, 655, Charlie Tuttle 258, 248, 705, Connie Beach 192, Mike Scuderi 233, 234, 662, Steve Belgiovene 254, 257, 700, Jon Wilhelm 249, 226, 698, Rudy Belanchia 245, 612, Niel Bell 254, 645, John Hoffmann 226, 268, 698, Christie Graham 181, 189, 506, Mary Lee Williams 185, 194, 525, Andrea Grossman 211, 558, Joan Lake 198, 192, 558, Liz Stubits 237, 565, Keith Smith 258, 700.

Thursday Ladies

  Audrey Woolard 221, 503, Shirley Bowens 212, Tabatha Smith 202, 513, Monica Lane 181, Pat Shuart 187, Joan Lake 233, 213, 597, Liz Stubits 191, 232, 561, Kearstin DeGraw 187, Liz Giumarra 187, Sherri Laird 184, 196, 554, Tricia Tuttle 193, 509, Stella Schmahl 182, Trasey Barres 225, 192, 227, 644, Loretta VanAken 180, 190, 531.

Friday Mixed

  Paul Durland 262, 624, John Hoffmann 237, 245, 686, Matthew Jahn 274, 684, Eddie Lake 228, Ryan Lepke 225, 607, Bill Schubert 225, 230, 627, Keith Smith 279, 693, Kevin Stackhouse 226, 602, Charlie Tuttle 245, 229, 683, James VanAken 257, 692, Larry Whipple 238, 655, Ester Barber 194, 504, Trasey Barres 191, 199, 195, 585, Cathy Carpenter 233, 509, Angie Desmond 183, 223, 559, MaryAnn Drobysh 500, Joan Lake 180, 214, 559, Linda Schaefer 209, Loretta VanAken 201, 513.

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, 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.

Just prior to the February 2013 opening of Liberty Bowl this photo was taken of the new lanes. approaches, pinsetters and scoring monitors. The center is now officially closed and will become a small part of Sullivan County bowling history.