Sunday, April 2, 2017


Vinnie Collura Jr. Scores 8th 300
  Forty-eight year-old Monticello bowler Vinnie Collura Jr. is a pure gentleman with great knowledge about the game of bowling and he recorded his 8th career perfect game and his sixth 800 plus series on March 13 in the Monday Men's league at Kiamesha Lanes.
  Bowling on lanes 1 & 2 and using a Roto Grip Shooting Star bowling ball Collura scored the 300 game in his third game of the match and added a 279 in the first game and a 232 in the second game for an outstanding 811 series.

  He bowls on the Monticello Greenhouse bowling team with team mates Donnie Durland, Paul Durland and Jaryl Scott.

  Collura bowls in just this one league and maintains a 234 average.
  When asked if all the strikes were in the pocket he answered, "of course."
  As to the number of years he has been bowling Vinney remarked "to many to remember."

   Vinnie is married to his wife Carena, also an excellent bowler and they both also enjoy the game of golf.They have no children. He is employed in Assistive Technology at The Center For Discovery.

Ed's Outlook

The best professional, collegiate and youth bowling tournaments once again will be nationally televised on CBS Sports Network as part of its agreement with the United States Bowling Congress.
The 23-event national television package features live coverage of the U.S. Open, a major event on the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Tour, and live or same-day coverage of the four major tournaments on the Professional Women’s Bowling Association (PWBA) Tour – the USBC Queens, Go Bowling PWBA Championship, U.S. Women’s Open and PWBA Tour Championships.
“We are thrilled to showcase the sport of bowling on CBS Sports Network through this extensive national television package,” USBC Executive Director Chad Murphy said. “From May to September, bowling will be appointment watching nearly every Tuesday in primetime for a national audience.”
The national television schedule kicks off May 2 with the Intercollegiate Singles Championships, and CBS Sports Network will televise at least one bowling show each week through the PWBA Tour Championships on Sept. 6.
In between, there will be 13 shows from the PWBA Tour, the finals of the Intercollegiate Team Championships, and the title matches of the Junior Gold Championships presented by the Brands of Ebonite International, and the USA Bowling National Championships presented by Sixlets.
The national television schedule will conclude with the live stepladder finals of the U.S. Open on Nov. 1.
The PWBA Tour, U.S. Open and youth events are collaboratively funded with the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America.
“We will have 23 weeks of shows for bowling, which is an opportunity to promote the sport and our partners to a national television audience,” said BPAA Executive Director Frank DeSocio. “The chance to keep bowling top of mind every week with a consistent schedule delivers a great benefit for the entire bowling industry.”
Most events will be televised on Tuesdays in primetime as 20 of the 23 shows will start between 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. (Eastern) and 15 of the shows will start at 8 p.m. (Eastern).
The PWBA Tour portion of the schedule kicks off with the live stepladder finals of the USBC Queens from the Raising Cane’s River Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Tuesday, May 23, at 10 p.m. (Eastern). Finals of the regular-season PWBA events will taped on location at the major event sites.
CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to

Bowling Tip
By Mike Luongo

  In the modern game, when the ball hooks is as important as how much it hooks.
  Watch your ball reaction on the lanes to see where the ball begins to move toward the pocket (the break point). Also watch the shape of the line between the release and break point and between the break point and the pocket.

  Being able to accurately watch your shot requires that you remain in a balanced  finish position until the ball hits the pins.

  There are three phases of ball reaction....skid, hook and roll. The ball skids through the heavier oil at the front (heads) part of the lane. As the ball finds more friction, it begins to hook. Once the ball has finished changing direction, it begins to roll toward the pins.
  Whether you choose to roll a straight or hook ball, many players make the mistake of trying to roll the ball too fast, losing their fundamental skills in the process.

  Most bowlers use a spare ball and roll the ball straight at spares because a straight ball takes the lane conditions out of ply. The straight ball takes the guess work out of the equation.

  A big help to a good game is having a great mental game....this will give you an edge over the competition.

  Remember to see what your game is going to look like by using the practice session before the game starts. Experiment when practicing to find out what works best.
  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

  Diane Conroy 155, Lois Erdman 154, 180, Tracy Puerschner 158, 208, 513, Julie Yewchuk 162, Pam Wayne 161, Jaclyn Kimmes 150, April Ackerman 150, 151.

Callicoon Kristal Bowl

 Mon. Hortonville Ladies

  Joyce Brooks 150, Kirsten Sherwood 152, Charlene Meola 157, Heather Puerschner 171, Sue Naughton 157, 176, Kelly Gombita 172, Lillian Zieres193, 158, 150, 501, Debbie Loughrey 167, 163, Robin Luckey 165, 214, 179, 558, Virginia Connel 162, Sill Boldiis 176, 172, 150, Pat Peters 155, Tolaki Deylii 153, 151, Deedee Schrader 156, 163, Judy Mohn 203, 156, Heidi Bauer 155, Mardette Wilcox 168, 205, 204, 577, Kim Doty 162, Kelly Lingle 169.

Kiamesha Lanes

Monday Men's

  Michael Travis 245, 245, 674, Carlos Torres 248, 626, Jason Jones Sr. 248, 634, Kyle Matthews 235, 615, Scot Moshier 640, Josh Strang 258, 229, 703, Jim Piontek 266, 649, Pedro Agapito III a 245, 672, Jaryl Scott 267, 637, Vinny Collura 226, 249, 634, Donny Durland 247, 245, 256, 748, Mike Mulligan 258, 672, Rob Sze 229, 606, Laresko Niifa 237, Kevin Stackhouse 225, 615, Ronald Totten 225, 638, Keith Smith 279, 696, Eddie Lake 237, 627, Rick Lake 227, 237, 667, Juan Lopez 225, 233, 632, Walt Edwards 619, Lloyd Bridges 236, 618, Jon Wilhelm 233, 642, Rich Feeney 227, 234, 621, Ryan Feeney 241, 621, Robert Feeney Sr. 235, 247, 258, 740, Vincent DeGraw 263, 685, Larry Whipple 237, 644, James VanAken 227, 601, Jody Farquhar 255, 648, John Hoffmann 233, 612.

Tues. Mixed Firefighter

  Patti Meade 183, Kat Cronk 196, Steve Belgiovene 227, 640, Kyle Giordano 287, 710, Jon Wilhelm 269, 670, Keith Smith 275, 693, Carol Schoenieber 181, Dave Graham 257, 258, 716, Kevin Stackhouse 234, 246, 256, 736, Pedro Agapito III a 226, 225, 656, Kyle VanWolde 268, 228, 695, Trasey Barres 187, 202, 207, 591, Carena Collura 192, Charlie Tuttle 237, 233, 659, Niel Bell 245, 631, John Hoffmann 227, 236, 258, 721, Barbara Rustic 181, Audrea Grossman 184, 518, Rick Lake 279, 683.

Thursday Ladies

  Trasey Barres 246, 222, 210, 678, Sherri Laird 201, 522, Tricia Tuttle 522,

Barb Merton 201, 199, 557, Connie McKenley 194, 522, Loretta VanAken 193, 203, 566, Kearstin DeGraw 188, Christie Graham 188, 516, Joan Lake 191, 507, Pat Shuart 180, Tabatha Smith 193, Dottie Cox 184.

Friday Mixed

  Donnie Durland 642, Glenn Fraser 254, 606, Dave Graham 244, 651, Eddie Lake 235, 238, 696, Ryan Lepke 650, Bill Schubert 234, 671, Keith Smith 622, Kevin Stackhouse 241, 653, Charlie Tuttle 257, 248, 715, Larry Whipple 234, 629, Trasey Barres 180, 512, Julie Chen 187, MaryAnn Drobysh-Berens 214, 192, 580, Katie Hacker 220, 188, 566, Joan Lake 189, 509, Linda Schaefer 181, Loretta VanAken 201, 510.

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 known 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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