Tuesday, March 14, 2017


 Bowlers Rap Out Some Nice Scores

  The 300 merry-go-round continues to highlight the scoring at Kiamesha Lanes.
  In the Tuesday Mixed Firefighters league Pedro Agapito III climbed back on the 300 bandwagon with a 300, 259, 254 for a nice 813 series.
  He bowl on the Rock Hill Liquors team with team mates George Dye, Tola Deylii and Kevin Stackhouse.
  In the Monday Men's league Mike Weiner found the range for a 300 game in the second game of his match and added a 206 for a 681 series.
  He bowls on the Americare Longshots team with team mates Mike Mulligan, Rob Sze and Dan Ricco.
  Wurtsboro bowler Donald Durland sure has had the hot hand recently.
  On February 20 in the Kiamesha Lanes Monday Men's league he scored a 300 game and backed it up with a big 836 series.
  On March 3 in the Friday Mixed League he pounded out another 300 and a 804 series.
  Then on Friday March 10 in the same league he notches a 812 series off single games of 278, 235 and a big 299.
  Donald is definitely one of the premier bowlers in the Tri-State area and from time to time competes in Regional Professional Bowlers Association events.
Ed's Outlook  

  The PBA has announced it is now accepting applications for the 2017 PBA Billy Welu Scholarship Award which recognizes exemplary qualities in male or female college students who compete in the sport of bowling.
   To be eligible candidates must be amateur bowlers who are currently in college (preceding the application date) and maintaining at least a 2.5/4.0 GPA or equivalent. Applications must be postmarked by June 15.
   The scholarship, which awards $1,000 to the winner, was established to annually recognize a college student who combines outstanding bowling talents with academic excellence.
   The scholarship is named after the PBA Hall of Fame bowler who passed away in 1974 and was best known for his expert analysis alongside legendary ABC broadcaster and fellow Hall of Famer Chris Schenkel on the “Pro Bowlers Tour” series. Welu was a two-time PBA Tour champion and was a member of the PBA Hall of Fame’s inaugural induction class in 1975. 

  Additional information and the application can be retrieved by clicking on http://www.pba.com/Corporate/Scholarships. The application is a PDF file and requires Acrobat Reader to view and print. Nominations can be emailed to scholarships@pba.com or sent through the U.S. mail to PBA Billy Welu Scholarship, 55 E. Jackson Blvd., Suite 401, Chicago, IL 60604.
      PBA News

  Professional Bowling Association (PBA) Tour players return to action in the first in a series of eight PBA Xtra Frame Storm Cup events March 17-19 when Sawgrass Lanes in Tamarac, Florida, hosts the Xtra Frame Reality Check Classic.

 Each of the Storm Cup events will be covered live from start to finish, exclusively by PBA's Xtra Frame live streaming service.
  If you don't have Xtra Frame subscription information is available at xtraframe.tv

Bowling Tip
By Mike Luongo

  Do you know the ball path your ball travels to the pins?
  Being able to really understand the path your ball takes is a great technique to use.
  It can really help you bowl a consistent ball and will give you the confidence you need to make those pressure bowling shots.
  It's nice to throw a ball and when it doesn't strike, you can say "my ball was a board over at the arrows....and now you know what you need to adjust.
  One needs to remember that there are many ways the bowling ball can hit the target.
  You need to focus in on multiple points on the lane to get a true idea of the path of your ball. Two important points, a starting point an d an end point and picking a third point somewhere in  the middle is recommended.

  The points to use include the foul line, the arrows, the dots or the break point to use to help see what the ball is actually doing.

  Now that you know the different parts of the lane your ball needs to hit to deliver that perfect strike, you can watch your ball travel down the lane and you can see if the path you wanted it to take.

  Paying attention to multiple points on the lane should really pay off in the long run.
  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 mikel@stormbowling.com

Local Scores

Beechwood Lanes

Mon. Villa Roma Ladies

Diane Staves 152, Diane Conroy 173, Lois Erdman 157, Lindsey Bauer 153, Tracy Puerschner 154, Danielle Meyer 170.

Callicoon Kristal Bowl

Mon. Hortonville Ladies

  Opel  Hocker 158, Kristen Emmett 187, Heidi Bauer 160, Judy Mohn 159, 173, Barbara Pingel 175, 160, Rebecca Rhodes 157, 178, Sill Boldiis 172, 157, Robin Luckey 178, 162, 155, Debbie Loughrey 166, 163, 154, Chris Burr 153, Lillian Zieres 201, 154, 210, 565, Kelly Gombita 210, 170, 154, 534, Sue Naughton 165, 183, Maureen Schlott 151, Darlene Mantzourate 188, Kirsten Sherwood 155, 151, 162, Charlene Meola 168, 156.

Kiamesha Lanes

Monday Men's

  Dan VanAken 233, Michael Davis 233, 239, 670, Rudy Belanchia 267, 244, 722, Jim Walsh 610, Russell Bivins 231, 636, Mark Carman 604, Pete Meachum 657, Chris Parken 636, Josh Strang 257, 232, 672, Jim Piontek 243, 638, Pedro Agapito 248, 245, 269, 762, Paul Durland 627, Vinny Collura 288, 693, Donny Durland 279, 707, Rob Sze 247, 655, Dan Ricco 638, Kevin Stackhouse 257, 243, 718, Ronald Totten 225, 227, 668, Ryan Lepke 259, 653, Dave Graham 233, 279, 716, Keith Smith 628, Eddie Lake 225, 237, 268, 730, Rick Lake 259, 690, Juan Lopez 227, 624, Gene Smith 601, Michael Scuderi 623, Tom Belgiovene 278, 225, 675, Lloyd Bridges 2324, 279, 735, Jon "Mr Urethane" Wilhelm 237, 257, 258, 752, Vincent DeGraw 248, 230, 680, Larry Whipple 237, 644, Al Caycho 236, 604, Jody Farquhar 242, John "Little Lefty" Hoffmann 236, 632.

  Tues. Mixed Firefighter

  George Dye 236, Kevin Stackhouse 247, 623, Kyle VanWolde 246, 616, Laresko Niifa 247, 244, 653, John "Little Lefty" Hoffmann 238, 244, 227, 709, Trasey Barres 196, 214, 190, 600, Larry Whipple 607, Debra Blackford 182, Carena Collura 198, 546, Mike Gesner 225, Christie Graham 184, Eddie Walsh 231, 244, 675, Mary Lee Williams 204, 181, 553, Joan Lake 226, 519, Rick Lake 238, 239, 671, Karen Martin 194, 549, Mike Scuderi 246, 256, 711, Keith  Smith 234, 279, 268, 781, Liz Stubits 223, 547, Steve Belgiovene 629, Kyle Giordano 243, 673, Jon Wilhelm 234, 626.

  Thursday Ladies

  Sherri Laird 211, 535, Lisa Cartwright 186, 201, 525, Tricia Tuttle 212, 189, 547, Maria Jeltsch 199, Stella Schmahl 189, Trasey Barres 207, 528, Liz Burgio 187, Barb Merton 191, 500, Kristy Lopez 241, Liz Stubits 213, 569, Christie Graham 184, 227, 586, Joan Lake 192, 528, Tabatha Smith 191, 505.

  Friday Mixed

  David Graham 226, 609, Eddie Lake 225, 237, 665, Dan Ricco 235, 602, Tito Santiago 606, Bill Schubert 247, 256, 698, Keith Smith 268, 279, 732, Kevin Stackhouse 226, 268, 709, Larry Whipple 607, Trasey Barres 245, 204, 607, Lauren Blume 522, Cathy Carpenter 213, 544, Doris Castro 218, 510, Angie Desmond 187, 524, MaryAnn Drobysh-Berens 205, 543, Anne Kaplan 225, 533, Joan Lake 226, 221, 604, Mary Lee Williams 183, 206, 524.

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 edwardctownsend@hotmail.com or fax at 845-205-4474. View this column and Ed's photos at http://bght.blogspot.com We are also on Facebook and Twitter.


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