Friday, February 3, 2017


   Two Major Local Tournaments

  The dates and information of two major local bowling tournaments have been announced for 2017.
  The Idle Hour Lanes 66th Annual Bowling tournament has been scheduled for April 22-May 7 at the tournament location of 2008 Scranton-Carbondale Highway in Scranton, Pa.
  The $6,000 guaranteed 1st place offers competition for men, women and mixed and a handicap team event.
  The Doubles Event has a first place prize of $2,500 in the handicap division while the scratch division awards a 1st place prize of $1,200.
   This tournament also offers bowlers the opportunity to win additional monies in the Crazy Strikes Progressive Jackpot, the Mega Series Jackpot, the Instant High Game Jackpot and the Instant High Series Jackpot. There is a $5 Jackpot Entry Fee.
  The entry fee per team is $170.00 ($34.00 per bowler). Doubles event is $68 per team ($34.00 per bowler.)
  The lanes will be reconditioned after each squad.
  The minimum number of games to use a 2013-14 average is now 12 games. Handicap for the team event is now based on 1100 and in the doubles event 440. There is no longer a scratch division in the team event.
  The 2016 tournament paid out in prize money a total of $36,540.00
  Dates, times and entry information can be obtained by calling 570-489-7526.
  One of the most popular area amateur tournaments is the South Side Bowl 34th Annual No-Tap team and doubles tournament.
  Held at 125 Beech Street, Scranton, Pa. this event runs from April 22 through May 21 (weekends only).
  The team event (men, women or mixed) has a guaranteed 1st prize of $5,000 with $2,500 for 2ed place. The doubles event (two men, two women or mixed) has a guaranteed 1st place prize of $2,000 with $1,000 going to second place.
  The 2016 tournament paid out over $105,001.00. There are also 2017 tournament jackpots and crazy strikes grids.
  Entry fee per bowler per event is $30.00.
  Tournament date, time and entry information can be obtained at 570-961-5213. Email at

                                                                 Ed's Outlook

  Wouldn't it be great if the new Montreign Resort Casino at Adelaar could attract a Professional Bowling Association tour event.
  We know that Montreign will be more than just a casino.
   It has previously  been noted that this overall project is more than a casino and is designed to drive tourism back to the Catskills.
  The overall casino project will consist of the entertainment center portion of the project and the center will include theaters, restaurants and a bowling facility.
  It is not known at this time what the total concept of the bowling facility project will look like and whether or not the bowing center might possibly be able to attract some of the Professional Bowling Association tour tournaments.
  Many of the PBA tournaments are now held in casino's located in Las Vegas, NV.
   Bowling Tip
   By Mike Luongo

  Taking care of your bowling equipment can play a very important part in anyone's bowling success.
  Bowling ball maintenance is very important and balls need to be cleaned and maintained  after each use.
  When bowling with a plastic ball it should be known that these balls are not porous and due to the high viscosity oils used today the oil will build up on the balls and eliminate any contact with the lane.
  To clean plastic balls you can use any car care product or household cleaner.
  Plain urethane balls with no additives are also porous and will not absorb oil and dirt. You can also use any car care product or household cleaner on these balls. If you like to keep this ball dull, use an abrasive pad.
  With the urethane based balls with additives commonly known as reactive or particle balls we recommend you towel the ball off after each shot and clean the ball as soon as possible at the end of each bowling session.
  If your reactive ball is dull and you want to keep it that way you can use warm water, dish detergent and a grey or burgundy pad (3M makes them) or the back of a scrubber sponge.
  If your ball does not have a dull surface you can use dish detergent with a rag (no abrasive) or a generic ball cleaner that is made for bowling balls and sold in pro shops. Many products are available to keep your ball polished and that offer the desired finish you want.
  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

                                                                   Local Scores

Beechwood Lanes

Mon. Villa Roma Ladies

  Tracy Puerschner 162, Diane Conroy 170, Lois Erdman 200, 151, 154, 505, Jodi Gulley 169, 158, Kristina Verrico 155.

Callicoon Kristal Bowl

  Mon. Hortonville Ladies

  Maureen Schlott 151, 151, Marty Bogdanowitz 154, Darlene Mantzourate 175, 160, 159, Ashley Blume 151, Charlene Meola 176, 168, Opal Hocker 170, Sue Naughton 182, 178, Kelly Gombita 184, Lillian Zieres 163, 166, Chris Burr 157, Debbie Loughrey 193, Robin Luckey 151, 151, 155, Virginia Connel 154, Sill Boldiis 160, 163, 159, Pat Peters 167, 186, Rebecca Rhodes 153, 164, Barbara Pingel 150, Judy Mohn 183, Heidi Bauer 160, Mardette Wilcox 168, 175, 161, 504, Kristin Emmett 171.

Wednesday Fun

  Bobby Glassel 220, 202, 242, 664, Brian Brustman 209, John Kline 207, Rich Thony 183, Tim Sykes 187, 198, Mardette Wilcox 203, 190, 542, John Diehl 202, Hopper Hubert 202, Jack Diehl 210, Doug Kautz 212, 189, Tom Bisig 213, Roger Widmann 233, John Fischer 236, Bill Meyer 216, Troy Parucki 187, Ed Leroy 180, Mike Sorge 198, Mark Schriber 181, Jim Kautz 205, 192, Kory Keesler 186.

Kiamesha Lanes

Monday Men's

  Chris Parken 244, 676, Dennis Matthews 226, 662, Justin Lopez 227, Kyle Matthews 233, 226, 667, Russell Bivins 226, 614, Peter Meachum 611, Justin Holland 617, Jim Piontek 236, 640, Pedro Agapito III a 226, 634, Vinny Collura 244, 238, 673, Donny Durland 638, Dan Ricco 233, 668, Mike Weiner 226, 611, Laresko Niifa 602, Kevin Stackhouse 233, 618, Dave Graham 244, 258, 715, Chris Marler 607, Keith Smith 266, 625, Rick Lake 279, 718, Gene Smith 608, Walt Edwards 226, Frank Scuderi 267, 658, Tom Belgiovene 237, 638, Jon Wilhelm 228, Larry Whipple 244, 258, 245, 747, James VanAken 278, 687, Al Caycho 264, 637, John Hoffmann 622, Chris Stewart 234.

Thursday Ladies

  Trasey Barres 193, 523, Connie McKenley 185, Kristy Lopez 189, Mari Jane Conklin 186, Joan Lake 190, 539, Tabatha Smith 185, 503, Shirley Bowens 210, Dottie Cox 214, 184, 562.

Friday Mixed

  Trasey Barres 183, 510, Angie Desmond 194, 507, MaryAnn Drobysh-Berens 188, 187, 528, Katie Hacker 183, Anne Kaplan 185, Linda Schaefer 187, 526,  Chris Seidler 194, Loretta VanAken 194, 182, 548, Pedro Agapito 247, 667, Donnie Durland 269, 660, Glenn Fraser 233, John Hoffmann 642, Eddie Lake 234, 624, Dan Ricco 226, 617, Bill Schubert 248, 646, Keith Smith 246, 619, Kevin Stackhouse 256, 626, Charlie Tuttle 226, 253, 678, James VanAken 278, 684, Larry Whipple 289, 677.

  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.  

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