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Our 55th Year

Brents, Branagan and Maldonado win 3rd Annual Vicki Rios Memorial Trio Tournament. Page 2

VOL. 55, NO. 4

JANUARY 27, 2011


PBA names press room for Hall of Famer Pezzano

PBA's press room at tournements and on named for Pezzano. Page 4

Pro Shop owner Chris Barnes Wins PBA continues to "Work Hard World Championship, for Your Success" Completes Triple Crown

By Emil Williams Jr. Super Bowl in Plano, Texas. Staff Writer For Du, everything regardIn any business setting, ining the "Your Neighborhood volving customer Pro Shop" trio interaction is starts and essential for the ends with the customer to feel customer. welcome, wanted "Our first goal and received. It is to make sure is the basis of a the customer is great business, always happy," and a connection said Du, who was that can last a born in Vietnam lifetime. It is this and lived there connection that until the age of pro shop owner, five before movHieu Du, prides ing to the United himself on. States. "In every Du is the shop, we have a owner of three nice television, pro shops table and chair Hieu Du in the DFW for our customers area, all carto sit and feel rying the same name, "Your comfortable. We also want to Neighborhood Pro Shop". The see our bowlers improve. To be original "Your Neighborhood a proper business person, you Pro Shop" is located inside have to have a philosophy and Rowlett Bowl-a-Rama located a mission for your company. in Rowlett, Texas, followed by Our motto is `Working Hard "Your Neighborhood Pro Shop for Your Success' and that's 2" inside University Lanes something we want to see in Denton, Texas and "Your happen." Neighborhood Pro Shop of Du began bowling in Continued on Page 15 Plano" found inside of Plano LAS VEGAS, NV ­ Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, exorcised his television demons Sunday, upsetting top qualifier Bill O'Neill of Southampton, PA, 267-237, to win the Professional Bowlers Association World Championship at South Point Bowling Center and become the sixth player in PBA history to complete the sport's Triple Crown. Along with his 13th career title, the 40-year-old Barnes won a $50,000 first prize. He previously had won the 2005 U.S. Open and the 2006 PBA Tournament of Champions, the other two legs in the PBA Triple Crown. The only other Triple Crown winners are Billy Hardwick, Johnny Petraglia, Pete Weber, Mike Aulby and Norm Duke ­ all PBA Hall of Famers. Barnes, the No. 4 qualifier, came into the PBA World

TNBA Singles Classic winners receive USBC entry

Winners in each of the tournament's divisions (men, women and seniors) will receive paid entry and airfare to either the USBC Masters, USBC Queens, USBC Senior Masters or USBC Senior Queens. Page 6

Entry deadlines extended

The entry deadline for the USBC Women's Championships has been extended to March 1, while USBC Open Championships competitors now will have until March 4. Page 6

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Championship with a 7-14 record on television in major championships, but he won four consecutive matches for the title to improve his record to 11-14. He defeated

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Looking Back Page 9` Off the Sheet

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Sewell takes eighth NABI victory

Anthony Sewell captured his eighth title in 13 years as a NABI member with his win at AMF Garland Jan. 15-16. Sewell originally joined NABI of Baltimore/Washington D.C. and joined the DFW organization about 4 years ago. Sewell defeated Martin Hester, 228-202, to earn the title and the $985 ($500, plus $485 from the Progressive Pot) first-place prize. Hester won $250 as runner-up.

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Team Corwin wins ITA Big D Mixed Team

Team Corwin won the Big D Mixed Team tournament held Jan. 15-16 at Cityview Lanes. ITA's tournament director Charlie Natal puts on the tournament which is held at different centers around the state. Teams are made up of five members and at least one of the members must be a woman. The Cityview tournament showed 38 team entries.

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Anthony Sewell

McCordic wins SASBA Shootout at USA Bowl

Team Corwin members, from left, Daniel Cruz, Aric Alcaraz, Emanuel Dotch, Russell Corwin and Yolanda Garrett.

Paul McCordic and Joe Lecroy battled for the lead the entire tournament and entering the title match, Joe had to beat Paul by 40 pins to claim the title. Paul was able to string some strikes and shoot 249 to claim his 7th SASBA title. Joe held on to 2nd, Mark Hill got 3rd. Maury Newman

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Brents, Branagan and Maldonado win 3rd Annual Vicki Rios Memorial Trio Tournament.

By Tyson Branagan Staff Writer On January 15th, 2011, bowlers from all over the south and southwest gathered at Tangi Lanes in Hammond, Louisiana for some good competition, fun, and most importantly, an annual tribute to the late Vicki Rios. The tournament, hosted yearly by Lee Tyrney in his 24-lane center and operated by Joey Amadeo, fills each year with a waiting list to get in for the opportunity to not only bowl for some money, but for the opportunity to win in honor of Vicki. Once again this year, the tournament quickly filled at 24 teams, but this year was different than the previous two, as Vicki's family made the trip together for the first time to attend the tournament in remembering their beloved daughter and sister, and take in some great bowling. "It was an honor to get to meet Vicki's family," tournament director Joey Amadeo said. "I am so pleased they were able to make the trip." The day got started with the Calcutta, in which $415 was raised for the scholarship fund in Rios' name, and then the action got started soon after, with each team bowling 6 games of match play qualifying, with 20 bonus pins for each individual win, and 40 bonus pins for a team victory. After 6 games, the field was cut to the top six teams, with the top two qualifiers receiving a 1-round bye in the finals. The team of Elizabeth Brents, Tyson Branagan and Shawn Maldonado, all of Texas got out to an early lead behind a 300 by Branagan out of the gate en route to an 871 start with bonus pins. It was an early indication of how high the scores would be as three teams cracked the 800 mark in game one. By the end of the 6 games of qualifying, some of the highest scores in the tournaments short history were posted, with Brents, Branagan and Maldonado leading the way at plus 1224. The team of Leslie Engeron, Kenny Winstead and Brian Bodenhemier earned the other bye in the finals by posting a score of plus 997, seven pins clear of 3rd qualifier Kristin Warzinski, Xeno Garcia and Eric Traylor. Rounding out the qualifiers were the inaugural winning team of April Ellis, Scott Monteleone and Shaun Thonn in 4th, Karyn Weschler, Byron Lau and Nicky McClantoc in 5th, and Brandy Silva, Nathan Vanputten and Mark Busscher earning the 6th and final cash spot. Brents led the entire field individually with a 1463 6game total, an average 243.83, proving that the women do, in

fact, fuel this great event. In the finals, Silva, Vanputten and Busscher defeated Warzinski, Garcia and Traylor to advance while Ellis, Monteleone and Thonn knocked off Weschler, Lau and McClantoc. In the semifinals, Brents, Branagan and Maldonado defeated Silva, Vanputten and Busscher in a close struggle of a match on a tough pair, relatively speaking, to earn their second straight finals appearance after a 2nd place finish a year ago. In the other semifinal match, Ellis, Monteleone and Thonn defeated Engeron, Winstead and Bodenheimer to give them the opportunity to bowl for their second title. In the title match, just like each year before, the match contained all the excitement anyone could ask for, and once again, came down to the 10th frame and the final bowler needing to strike to secure the victory. In a match full of strikes, Maldonado got up for his 10th frame after needing to strike his first ball of the 10th to secure the win, and much like the previous nine frames, threw another perfect strike, and would throw two more just like it to finish off a perfect

300, and earn their team $2700 for the win, plus Calcutta winnings. "They dominated the field, and finished it off by getting the win," said Amadeo, "and in true Vicki fashion, it was dramatic." "Shawn shot 300 in the final to help his team to a 794 scratch score, just enough to beat the 760 put up by their opponents," he added. "It was great to watch and be a part of." "It felt great to win," said Brents. "We came so close last year and we work so well together, it was great to finish it off this time." "I didn't know Vicki that well, but everyone down there is so friendly and fun to be

around that it just shows the type of person she was to have all these friends come together in memory of her," she added. Ellis, Monetleone and Thonn earned $1800 plus Calcutta for second. 3rd and 4th places earned $1050 plus Calcutta each, while 5th and 6th took home $690 each to round out the day. A tournament is the brain child of Rios along with Amadeo and Leisha Murr. It's a fantastic event in honor of a great person and bowler, and a friend to all that she met. As usual, it was a great success, but more than that, it was a great time by all in attendance, with some great and entertaining bowling to go along.

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258-269-257 for a 784 series in the Masters league at AMF Showplace Euless. Where were you born? I was born in Los Angeles CA, we lived there for 15 years then moved to Tulsa. My father wanted to move closer to his family. I transferred to the Dallas area with my job with American Airlines. What ball did you throw? The Ebonite Game Plan, it was an inexpensive $60 investment that I bought at SASBA. I had Otis Pillow lay it out and it has been one of the best investContinued on Page 12

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Danny Graf

This week's high man is Danny Graf with a 200-258-268 for an 826 series in the Denim & Duds league at Brunswick Zone Watauga. This was Danny's first 800 series and he said it was indescribable to finally shoot an 800, a real sense of relief and accomplishment. Where were you born? I was born in Dallas, we moved around a little bit when I was younger, but we ended back up in the DFW area. What ball did you throw? I used a Mission which had been a great ball for me, but I haven't been using it much lately. I had James Askins "Rejuvenate" the ball, and it worked. Shows me not to give up on a good ball to soon. Thoughts on the big series? I had been bowling good in this league but didn't expect to bowl that well. I had a bunch of my friends that there were rooting me on so that was great. They had changed the shot up at Watauga a little and I was playing a part of the lane that I don't normally play. How long do you plan to keep bowling? I bowl two leagues now, and alternate in another. I am just a league bowler and I plan to bowl as long as my body will allow me. What is your all-time favorite movie? I would have to say Slapshot, it's an older movie, and I'm a big hockey fan. What is your favorite restaurant? Anything Italian, my favorite Italian restaurant is Carrabba's. Where did you take your best vacation? My 21st birthday to Las Vegas, it was the last time that our family went somewhere together, my sister and my parents, it was a great experience. What is your favorite piece of technology? It is a tie between the Xbox and my cell phone, which is such a big part of my life. If you were the commissioner of all things bowling for a day what would you change? You can see that everyone is trying to get more youth in the game which is great. I think they need to cater to the league bowlers more and continue to get more kids involved more and make it more competitive. Favorite hobby besides bowling? Playing hockey, I played until I was 21, and now I only get to play once or twice a year now. I liked how difficult it is, the tempo and there are so many things going on with the game that most people don't even realize.

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Vernon Smith, Jr. locked up the top spot on the honor roll for the week at Cityview Lanes with a rip-roaring 300-247-259 = 806 Billie & Les High Pot series. Catie Jensen, Billie & Les High Pot's classy 227-204-268 = 699 set led the ladies' scoring race. Bill Dean from Sunset Combo followed up with a 299 solo. HONOR ROLL Jeremy Coon 269-748, J. J. Martin 277-707, Cherie DeLeon 205-574, Lori Wacker 235-620, James Miller 258-707, Donetta Fleming 237-644, Vernon Smith, Jr. 279-761, Cherie DeLeon 246-636. Gloria Walford 211-590, Steve Fleck 258-761, Leigh Batten 225-628, Ryan Kephart 278-711, Sandy Winstead 213-543, Marv Giltrap 279-751, Renee Nelms 255-645, Larry Oja 247-660, Kelly Oja 189-516. Larry Kirkland 258-735, Leanna Renken 180-456, Bob Foster 248-713, Diana James 226-561, Josh Lester 226644, Cary Fleming 258-736, Donetta Fleming 217-632, Bill Dean 299-742, Amy Langham 245-689. Marsh Wiershausen 289-721, Leigh Batten 243-692. SENIORS John Stewart 268-649, Karen Holder 223-590, George Mathis 265672, Roberta Giefer 208-543.


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At Interstate Lanes

White topples 749, Kewish lands 627

Round Rock ­ Aaron Whites' first rate-rate 224-267-258 = 749 Wild Ones league session ended as the number-one set of the week at Interstate Lanes. Jatonna Kewish from the Sunrisers' group rolled a lofty 215-211-201 = 627 set to lead the lady bowlers. HONOR ROLL Ryan Belz 229-601, Bonnie Bingham 167-448, Matt Bird 226-536, Krystal Bird 152-390, Chris Eggling 224-659, Georgia Hoffman 185-485, Donnie Rodriguez 232-624, Patsy Gross 168-481. Robin Kirk 277-728, H Koberlein 256-707, Stephanie Mueller 201-587, Karen Avenson 193-551, Kevein Perez 235-674, Jan Alderman 195-540, RJ Little 261-651, Cheryl Ross 194-494, Kenny Kiehl 247-676. Tammi Carter 207-532, Mark Raymond 256-672, Kathleen Johnson 185-505, Jessica Blair 218-558, Carol Rook 192-495, David Golla 269-748, David Miller 278-734, Dave Emerson 212-589. Susan Devereaux 161-454, Justin Devereaux 218-556, Jenette Smith 164-442, Nick Ferrida 169-451, Serena Guin 168-493, Fred Kelly 153-393, Olli Medina 169-416. SENIORS Larry Gautier 234-684, Kay Thomas 164-474, Swede Almquist 244-553, Dee James 168-461, Butch Reed 201-547, Mary Stech 161-443, William Hall 223-540, Jo Schiefen 155-426.

PBA Names Press Room in Honor of Hall of Famer Chuck Pezzano

SEATTLE, WA ­ Since the formation of the Professional Bowlers Association in 1958, no one has contributed more to the organization in so many different ways than PBA Hall of Famer Chuck Pezzano. In recognition of the 81-year-old Clifton, N.J., native's contributions to the PBA, his name will be permanently attached to the organization beginning with the introduction of the Chuck Pezzano PBA Press Room during the PBA Tournament of Champions at Red Rock Lanes in Las Vegas. The Chuck Pezzano PBA Press Room also will welcome the news media at all future Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour events and it will have a permanent home on for all news media visitors who visit the PBA's official website. "It think it's a pretty nice honor," Pezzano said. "It came as a complete surprise." Pezzano first became involved with the PBA as a topflight competitor and charter member; he was the first collegiate bowler in the United States to bowl an 800 series. But his legacy off the lanes far surpassed his credentials as a player as he evolved into the most prolific bowling writer in history. His weekly bowling column has been published in The Record in Hackensack, N.J., every week for more than 50 years. He has written stories for every leading bowling publication in the country. He has written books, worked as a consultant on television, movie and instructional videos, and traveled the country serving as an emcee and guest speaker at hundreds of bowling functions. And to this day, his nationallysyndicated columns appear in bowling publications across America. Pezzano also was heavily involved in PBA business affairs, running the PBA East Region for 20 years. He was secretary of the PBA Hall of Fame for nearly 20 years, and served as the organization's official historian for longer than that. Pezzano and fellow New Jersey entrepreneur Frank Esposito ­ who together created the PBA Regional program ­ were the first Meritorious Service inductees in the inaugural PBA Hall of Fame class in 1975. He was elected to the American Bowling Congress Hall of Fame in 1982, and was recipient of the Bowling Writers Association of America's Luby Hall of Fame Award in 1974. That's just a small sampling of the awards he has won. "I don't think anyone has poured more of his heart and soul into the PBA than Chuck Pezzano has over a span of more than 50 years," said PBA CEO and Commissioner Fred Schreyer. "Chuck Pezzano deserves to have his name attached to the PBA Press Room not only in recognition of all he has done for the PBA, but as an inspiration for all future bowling journalists." "Unveiling the press room for the Tournament of Champions honors all of the writers of the past who appreciated the greatness of what I always called the Firestone," Pezzano said. "(The

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At USA Bowl

Sampson strokes 299/774, Whiddon weaves 707

Brad Sampson captured high-game and series honors for the week at USA Bowl with an outstanding 258-217-299 = 774 OLBA series. Amanda Whiddon rounded up the top score for the ladies with a stately 266-264-177 = 707 West Stars session. HONOR ROLL Steve Kerr 248-717, Irene Yuen 180-506, Jim Ellis 209-577, Edie Deal 184-543, Jack Soria 243-718, David Brewster 279-730, Kathlene Correa 268-621, Susan Charlton 216-620, Jim Brown 226-662. Jennifer Curl 267-665, Brad McMullen 188-503, Terrye Turpin 155-397, Brian Badillo 277-695, Jennifer Curl 235-688, Matty Stolle 184-500, Don Carter 246-662, Patty King 166-458, Earl Davis 168-454. Kaye Cameron 161-446, Wes Wade 225-600, Holly Ingram 93-252

Grody garners 687, Jones collects 630

Paul Grody's stellar 226-278183 = 687 series in the Red Bird Mix action led the scoring parade for the week at Red Bird Lanes. Wendy Jones paced the Duncanville ladies with a sturdy 204194-232 = 630 Career Girls set. HONOR ROLL Lauren Daniel 233-598, Billy Cathey 247-683, Bradley Robinson 257-655, Mary Edgett 192-481, Carolyn Young 178-481, Vera Hobbs 183-494, Bradley Robinson 246-655, Deanna Hoffman 209-546. Tim Robinson 225-642, Jon Edmonds, Jr. 244-617, Bill Smith 233-595, Deborah Hodge 198-562, Len Cline 235-657, Elizabeth Stripland 213-585, Lynette Evans 177-504, Mel Richard 234-660. Carolyn White 198-524, Larry Martin 231-625, Lynette Berry 167-469, Brian Dickerson 222-638, Christi Curry 205-529, Lee Jones 204-560, Dale Shaw 185-484, Anthony Flowers 207-537. Sandra Hawkins 163-471, Fred Downey 191-490, Carrie Moser 180-470, Allen Fetner 242-675, Wendy Jones 229-615, Cindy Howell 222-545, Judy Tucker 194-496, Ted Shaffer 202-562, Susan Watts 174-494.


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TNBA Singles Classic winners to receive entry and travel to USBC Championships

ARLINGTON - The United States Bowling Congress and The National Bowling Association are partnering to offer a special bonus prize for the winners of the 2011 ReedHawthorne Memorial TNBA Singles Classic. Winners in each of the tournament's divisions (men, women and seniors) will receive paid entry and airfare to either the USBC Masters, USBC Queens, USBC Senior Masters or USBC Senior Queens. "TNBA continues to be a great partner for USBC and fine example of an inclusive organization in our sport," USBC Officer of Education and Diversity Eric Kearney said. "TNBA welcomes all bowlers into the organization and makes USBC certification part of their events. We are thrilled to provide this bonus prize as way of saying thank you." Founded in 1939 by African Americans, TNBA's mission is a commitment to the principles of sportsmanship, fellowship and friendship within its ranks and throughout the world of bowling. TNBA membership and tournaments are open to everyone. "We know this has created a buzz within the TNBA bowling community and will bring out the best classic bowlers, not only TNBA members, but other USBC bowlers as well," said TNBA President Dr. Michael Boykins. "This is a win-win for both organizations. It really shows USBC's support of its affinity groups and sets up a template for future opportunities. It also gives TNBA a platform to continue to grow its membership as bowlers come out for this tournament, and hopefully, future events, too." The 2011 TNBA Singles Classic will be contested in suburban Cleveland on February 18-20 at Freeway Lanes in Wickliffe, Ohio. USBC will provide results coverage on More information about TNBA and entry forms for the 2011 Reed-Hawthorne Memorial TNBA Singles Classic can be found at www.tnbainc. org.

Entry deadlines extended for 2011 Women's and Open Championships

ARLINGTON - Tournament season is right around the corner, and it's not too late to be part of the action at the 2011 United States Bowling Congress Women's and Open Championships. The entry deadline for the USBC Women's Championships has been extended to March 1, while USBC Open Championships competitors now will have until March 4 to submit their entries. The 2011 Open Championships will be the first to kick off this year as it begins its 122-day run March 4. Bowlers from all 50 states and several foreign countries will converge on the one-of-akind, 78-lane National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., before the tournament concludes on July 3. More than 12,000 five-player teams already are headed for "The Biggest Little City in the World," but there's still plenty of room available for bowlers interested in trying to earn a share of the $5 million prize fund. This year, the Women's Championships will return to New York state for the first time since 1996 and settle into Syracuse's Oncenter Complex, where 48 specially-constructed lanes and custom-built, state- of-the-art scoreboards will await more than 30,000 bowlers. The event gets underway April 7 and will run for 88 days, also concluding on July 3. The Women's Championships received a successful makeover in 2010 and now features three average- based divisions that use a 100-percent handicap format. Between the new look of the venue and the new format, the Women's Championships is a can't-miss opportunity for women of all ages and skill levels. "We take great pride in our championship events, and we don't want anyone to miss out on the opportunity to compete on bowling's biggest stages," said Brian Lewis, USBC Managing Director of Tournaments. "Entries for both the Open and Women's Championships have been steady as the original deadlines approached, so we want to give undecided bowlers and captains a little more time to get their teams together and join us." For bowlers looking for extra opportunities to cash in on the championship lanes, there's always a variety of side events and jackpots available on-site, including traditional brackets, strike jackpots and side pots. There are still prime spots available for 2011. For more information, visit BOWL. com/tournaments or call the tournament entries department at 800-514-2695.

At AMF Spare Time

Daugherty delivers 755, Brents claims 627

McDuff masters 300 game

Lloyd Daugherty chalked up estimable 230-247-278 = 755 numbers in the Sundowners league play to head the honor roll for the week at AMF Spare Time Lanes. Elizabeth Brents headed the ladies' leader board with an impressive 214-202-211 = 627 STL Rejects set. Mike McDuff received high game accolades as he rolled an award-winning perfect game. HONOR ROLL Carrie Lacey 196, Cheri Davis 515, Harry Woodruff 229-614, Cheta Philpot 210, Gayle Brice 566, Jason Brewer 246, Alesia Pickett 212, Sean Garrett 631, Kara Congi 590, Lynn Finley 220, Steve Albin 754. Dorothy Kage 225-515, Sherry Paroulek 199, Donni McMasters 499, Ron Vraa 278-706, Michelle Bergero 197, Ronnie Greiner 510, John Taylor 237-621, Joann Partida 220-572, John Torres 221-581. Renea Powell 237-567, Larry Walker 290, Gary Brown 744, Tim Tison 280, Cassie Reese 236-581.

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Morrison, Vendeville register 300 games

John Holtzapple's award­winning 278-217-299 = 794 Classic High Pot league session earned high-series honors last week at Brunswick Westcreek Lanes. Cathy Nelson, from the Classic High Pot group, headed the ladies' leader board with a blueribbon 247-214-245 = 706 set. Bert Morrison and Chad Vendeville shared high game honors as each registered an award winning 300. HONOR ROLL Jim Sarpey 258, Vicky Kopp 203, Chuck Cox 257-756, Yvette Bernal 537, Mike Patton 264-732, Emily Hampson 248-653, Steve Graeve 246-717, Terri Trefger 259-637, John Garnett 269-715. Richard Monteith 246-671, Karen Holder 195-520, Chester Jones 279, Virginia Hamilton 215-535, Monty Bowers 680, James Cuff 268, April Shelton 205, John Holtzapple 745, Fae Hogan 533. Richard Crossland, Jr. 255, Jamey Coggins 258-640, Taylor Coggins 690, Maudie Vickers 182-488, Mark Pugh 288-731, Nicki Mours 235-622, Tyrus Bartholomew 265, Gene Gaspar 685. Jeff Auch 265, Andy Chapman 651, Chuck Cox 232-670, Starr Schott 161459, Jonathan Redfield 279-730, Luther Mayfield III 207-567, Chad Vendeville 276-772, Anita Boroff 225-611. Ron Boroff 258-750, John Anderson 289-714, Randy Pustejovsky 246-711, Bert Morrison 300-727, Vernon Smith 248-710, Taylor Coggins 279-709, E J Nenichka 259-700, Marshall McNeese 278-752. Amanda Dominguez 248-674, Gina Cole 218-602, Larry Pringle 279-708, Jonathan Boughton 219, Ruby Nelson 177, Kenneth Leach 248-662, Karen Holder 203, Kesse Negrete 247-657, Andrea Collins 178-493, Danny Hudgins 269-710.

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Wednesday Mixed league member Jack Armstrong's rousing 246-246-257 = 749 series headed the leader boards for the week at AMF Hurst. Rachel Albizo led the ladies with a tidy 197-202-200 = 599 Misfits set. HONOR ROLL Mary Yager 179-507, Brad Tyrone 198-558, Debi Smith 153-445, Jack Armstrong 254-734, Michelle Barnes 214-545, Mike McGough 188-485, Deonna Stewart 142-377, John Sholar 217-549. Donald Wright 204-525, Carla Thompson 391, Mickey Roberts (4 games) 221-819, Jeff Russell (4 games) 215-805, Victor Quangvan (no-tap) 231-611, Blanco Contreas (no-tap) 150-409, SENIORS Dell Bronstein 217-621, Rose Jacobson 179-501, Lenora Joyner 177-465, Michael Meriwether 225-645, Lucky Hansen 215-573, Clint Barton 224-639, Linda Petty 190-494, Lee Murrell 245.

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Donna Zimmerman, USBC Hall of Famer, dies at age 77

ARLINGTON ­ Donna Zimmerman, a United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer, passed away Dec. 23, 2010 in Thousand Palms, Calif. She was 77. She was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1982 in the Superior Performance category. Zimmerman's best season came in 1965, when she captured the all events title at the Women's International Bowling Congress (now USBC) Championships and led her team to a secondplace finish at the tournament. She also won the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America doubles crown with Janet Harmon. For the 1965 season, Zimmerman was named to the Bowlers Journal International All-American team and finished second to Betty Kuczynski for Bowler of the Year honors. She was named Southern California Woman Bowler of the Year. Zimmerman was a charter member of the Professional Women's Bowling Association. She earned one professional title, the PWBA Oxnard Open in 1964, and took second in three other events. She was inducted into the PWBA Hall of Fame in 1996. She began her bowling career in her hometown of Akron, Ohio. In 1952, at age 19, she became the 27th woman in bowling history to roll a perfect game. It was the only 300 game the WIBC recorded during the 1952-53 season. One of her more interesting moments in bowling occurred at the 1959 BPAA All-Star Tournament in Buffalo, N.Y. A severe snowstorm left her without transportation, so Zimmerman and Buzz Fazio decided to run to the center. She described how they ran through the snow and managed to arrive at the center moments before the squad went to the floor. "The officials already had

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was 4th and Jim Stephens rounded out the top 5. Thanks to Susan Ellis and staff for being gracious hosts. 300s were shot by Leon Schon, Blane Adkins and Jeff Clark. Our next tournament is in two weeks. It is a Super Senior singles event at University Lanes in Denton, TX. Finalists 1. Paul McCordic $1,000.00; 2. Joe Lecroy $800.00; 3. Mark Hill $700.00; 4. Maury Newman (SS) $580.00; 5. Jim Stephens $510.00; 6. Doug Barron $460.00; 7. Pete Thomas $430.00; 8. Jeff Clark $400.00; 9. T.J. Johnson (SS) $370.00; 10. Les Burnham (SS) $345.00; 11. Wilfred V. Banks $325.00; 12. Daniel Adkins $305.00; 13. Ernest Ross (SS) $290.00; 14. Dennis Scott $275.00; 15. Russ Caples $260.00; 16. Jeff Janssen $250.00; 17. Blane Adkins $235.00; 18. Steve Sherrell $225.00; 19. Jesse Casteneda $215.00; 20. Bob Troutt $205.00. Other Cashers 21. Everett Davis $192.00; 22. Tip Bullock (SS) $191.00; 23. Glen Nakagawa $189.50; 24. Darrell Coats $189.50; 25. Ted Vascocu $188.00; 26. Fred Barnes (SS) $186.50; 27. Roger West (SS) $186.50; 28. Ron Depolo

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Garrett Graham led the Fort Worth-area USBC youth bowling last week with an outstanding 279/777 Strikers series at Cowtown Bowling Palace. Shyanne Johnson, Generation Gap member paced the girls with a sturdy 223/614 set also at Cowtown Bowling Palace. Scott Teel rolled a perfect 300 game in Fort Worth High School District action at Cityview Lanes. He bowls for Azle High School. At Brunswick Zone Watauga ­ Nathan Gonzales 264, Danielle Walker 218-580, Travis Kerbaugh 319, Sasha Azua 329, Clayton Heinold 593, Madelyn Rogers 446, Micah McCracken 663, Joshua Holdman 414, Paige Maloney 376, Micah McCracken 623, Kyra Zink 429, Josh Burnham (4 games) 807. At Brunswick Westcreek ­ Cooper Cox 251-658, Kevin Williams, Jr. 93290, Jessica Wike 129-323, Nathanael Wright 168-364, Kirsten Harris 132309, Daniel Shue 199-510, Rachel Garber 133-313, Kamari Wine 164-413, Katie Hamlin 104-263, Alex Grogan 221-548, Riley Livingston 95, Blane Towery 133-356, Sophia Livingston 120, Chandler Mayfield 177-455, Logan Scheps 278-611, Garreon Speed 207-567, Aveion Walker 206-508, John Holland 171-424, Hayden Russell 180-547, Josh Harper 179. At Cityview ­ Kevin Graham 212-563, Katie Carlberg 170-449, Tyler Meeks 153-450, AJ Sutton 144-412, Adam Sears 197-471, Mitch 63-167, Ashley 39-67, Phillip 53-105, Bethany 68-184, Sam Ambani 99-234, Kimberly Sharp 124-305, Matthew Reininger 163-379, Brhea Stevens 101-231, David Becker 99-242, Joshua Gibbs 106-308, Joshua Reininger 171-377, Shaylee Hubbel 180-416, Steven Morris 154-404, Khilya Dyche 154-410, AJ Schotanus 190-520, Reid Robinson 181-471, Tanner Bankston 173-478, Marin Smolcik 151-382, Matthew Becker 185-468, Toby Jones 89, Paul Casten 202-498, Blake George 207-537. At Cowtown Bowling Palace ­ Gabrielle Gann 106, Tyler Sims 209, Shyanne Johnson 212, Zachery Moore 197, Katie Tallant 202-570, Scott Teel 652, Katie Tallant 211­570, Adam Beasley 245, Jessica Cantu 207. Daniel Christopher 180, Chandler Ritsch 234562, Jeremy Petosa 211, Tyler Sims 545, Katie Tallant 188-504. At Forum Bowl ­ DJ Williams 200-549, Kayla Lopez 201-551, Trey Boles 91-166, Anyssa Boles 94-183, Ethan Loggins 87-165, Josie Geioque 78-149, David Carter 180-491, Kristin Hilker 177-468, Zach Jennings 176-446, Jordyn Ateman 121-351, Trevor Jones 200-549, Shelbie Goad 192-549. At AMF Showplace Euless ­ Devon Johnson 258-698, Destiny Velez 233555, Jesse Soria 230-626, Destiny Velez 207-548, Thomas Lopez 213-584, Cara Damschroder 170-453, Chris Mancuso 194-525, Ashlea Branch 159-384, A J Jones 170-482, Monica Gehring 158379, Jeff Nardi 173-466, Beth Geisel 155-370, Andrew Hayner 151-437, Erin Putchinski 135-363, Alex Scotch 165-414, Tiffani Tanaka 138-317.

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ARLINGTON ­ The Youth Education Services (YES) Fund expanded its partner base as five recognized bowling industry organizations stepped forward to join the program dedicated to youth bowling. Kegel, Luby Publishing, International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructors Association (IBPSIA), Billiard and Bowling Institute of America (BBIA) and Bowlers Journal International are now official YES Fund partners after making significant contributions. "I am extremely grateful to see these leaders in the bowling industry step forward in support of our future," Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA) Director of Youth, Chad Murphy said. "The YES Fund continues to be a way to unite all of bowling for the common goal of promoting youth involvement in the sport." When the YES Fund was created last year, an initial project was the development of a new mainstream sports model for bowlers 12 years old and younger. Preliminary pilot programs have received positive feedback and additional markets soon will have the opportunity to take part in the program. The YES Fund also has focused on providing assistance to high school bowling. In November, The YES Fund - High School Grant Program launched and will provide $2,500 to four high school programs annually. "All of the YES Fund projects are designed to keep young people engaged in bowling," Murphy said. "The outstanding commitment from our partners makes this possible and we hope more companies and individuals will join the YES Fund on this journey." The YES Fund is a joint initiative of BPAA and the United States Bowling Congress. The YES Fund also is supported by its founding partners Brunswick, Columbia 300, Ebonite, 900 Global, Hammer, QubicaAMF, Roto Grip, Storm and Track.

Dallas USBC Youth Scores

Martin Montes topped the Dallas-Area USBC Youth bowling last week with a booming 202-276-265 = 743 Youth series at AMF Garland. Courtney Salinas also from AMF Garland led the girls with a big 181-183-223 = 587 Jr/Sr Highrollers set. At AMF Garland ­ Xavier Ford 134-357, Grace Blair 110-323, Kishjuan Busby 265-698, JL Morse 249-678, Seana Hodge 154-424, Jordan Hodge 155-433. At AMF Lewisville ­ Dawson Byrd 88-244, Carmen Rush 87-225, Connor Mixson 213-502, Danielle Cole 126-291, Leo Wendt 190-470, Oksana Braun 176-465, Curtis Siler 255-714, Morgan Reising 202-566. At Red Bird ­ Kendall Jackson 226556, Makensie Martin 191-490, Kendall Jackson 217-513, Makensie Martin 177497, Damon Green 143-390, Cheyenne Hancock 107-272, David Green 202-385, Kaylen Speaks 111-195. At Strikz ­ Klayton Colgrove 177524, Ryan Yablonsky 190-503.

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Gilbert Leal led the Southwest-area USBC youth bowling last week in the Scholarship League with a 207-245-225 = 677 series at BRC Thousand Oaks, San Antonio. Sydney Barren, Leal's leaguemate paced the girls with a fine 193-193-213 = 599 set. At Astro Super Bowl, San Antonio ­ Peter Varner 274-662, Jeanette Van Gundy 245-623. At BRC Thousand Oaks, San Antonio ­ Christian Perez 234-676, Amanda pate 203-584, Trista Gordan 161-466, Sukari Mann 178-471. At Interstate Lanes, Round Rock ­ Josh Belew 226-625, Alex Sumruld 216-571, Nathan Diaz 146-367, Keishanlque Tyler 95-258, Tommy Fancher 116-315, Charlie Buxton 209-581, Ellen Birrell 213-535, Jeffrey Sy 211- 569, Rachel Wise 221-534, Thomas Ingram 196-543, Brittany McClure 149-674, Nick Marietta 175-453, Sara Smith 92-268.

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Boys Jr. Varsity

1. Flower Mound #1 5-1; 2. The Colony 4-2; 3. Flower Mound #2 4-1; 4. Lewisville 3-3; 5. Marcus 1-5.

Girls Varsity

1. Sachse 6-0; 2. Rowlett 4-2; 3. Lakeview 2-4; 4. South Garland 0-6.

Boys Jr. Varsity

1. Rowlett 6-0; 2. South Garland 2-4; 3. Sachse 1-5; 4. Lakeview 0-6.

Fort Worth - Match 11

Boys Varsity

1. Burleson 10-1; 2. Aledo 8-1; 3. Boswell 6-5; 4. Azle 5-5; 5. Trimble Tech 1-9; 6. South Hills 1-10.

Girls Jr. Varsity

1. Lakeview 5-1.

Dallas Mesquite - Match 6

Boys Varsity

1. Mesquite 6-0; 2. North Mesquite 4-2; 3. Poteet 4-2; 4. Bishop Lynch 2-4; 5. John Horn 2-4; 6. West Mesquite 0-6.

Girls Varsity

1. Boswell 9-2; 2. Burleson 9-2; 3. Azle 7-3; 4. Aledo 3-5; 5. Trimble Tech 2-8.

Boys Jr. Varsity

1. Azle 4-1; 2. Burleson 2-1; 3. Boswell 0-2; 4. Trimble Tech 0-25.

Girls Varsity

1. John Horn 6-0; 2. Bishop Lynch 5-1; 3. North Mesquite 4-2; 4. Mesquite 2-4; 5. Poteet 1-5; 6. West Mesquite 0-6.

Girls Jr. Varsity

1. Azle 2-1; 2. Boswell 1-1; 3. Burleson 0-1.

Boys Jr. Varsity

1. North Mesquite 5-1; 2. Bishop Lynch A 4-2; 3. Bishop Lynch B 3-3; 4. Poteet 3-3; 5. Mesquite 3-3; 6. John Horn 0-6.

Central Texas - Match 5

Boys Varsity

1. Ellison 4-1; 2. Harker Heights 4-1; 3. Shoemaker 3-2; 4. Copperas Cove 3-2; 5. Killeen 1-4; 6. Memorial Christian 0-5.

Girls Jr. Varsity

1. Bishop Lynch 6-0; 2. John Horn 4-2.

Girls Varsity

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Lewisville - Match 6

Boys Varsity

1. Flower Mound 6-0; 2. The Colony 5-1; 3. Lewisville 4-2; 4. Marcus 2-4; 5. Hebron 1-5; 6. Vacant.

Boys Jr. Varsity

1. Ellison 5-0; 2. Harker Heights 4-1; 3. Shoemaker 2-2; 4. Killeen 2-2; 5. Copperas Cove.


International Family Tournament Oct. 30-Mar. 12, 2011 Qualifying April 16-17, 2011 State Finals, Fiesta Lanes, New Braunfels, TX July 28-30, 2011 National Finals, Louisville, KY March 6 High School Regionals, locations to be determined. March 26-27 High School State - AMF Euless Lanes April 10, 2011 -- Grand Prix Qualifying, Plano Super Bowl. Qualifying squads at 10 a.m. and noon. May 7-8 All Star State, Mel's Lone Star Lanes, Georgetown May 15 Grand Prix Regional, Bandera Super Bowl, San Antonio July 15-17, 2011 -- $100,000 High School Singles Championship Tournament, Red Rock Lanes, Las Vegas, NV. August 6-7 Grand Prix State, Cityview Lanes, Fort Worth

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Michael Haugen Jr. of Carefree, Ariz., in Saturday night's elimination round, 243-172, to reach Sunday's finals where he eliminated Finland's Osku Palermaa, 246-176, and Sean Rash of Montgomery, Ill., 237-161, for the chance to meet O'Neill for the title. In the title match, Barnes started with six strikes to build a 31-pin lead after seven frames, but O'Neill refused to back down, finishing with a string of four strikes to force Barnes to mark in the 10th frame. Barnes' strike on his first shot in the clinched the title. "I feel bad for Bill," Barnes said. "He was the best bowler in the PBA World Series to get here, but I've been in his shoes a few times and I'm not going to give the trophy back. "There are a lot of guys who have won the PBA World Championship, but it's a short and distinguished list of guys who have won the Triple Crown," he added. "Right after I won, Billy Hardwick called my wife and told her to welcome me to the club." "I'm not unhappy with my performance," O'Neill said. "I threw all but one shot on line. When I needed shots to make Chris show up in 10th, they were all good. That's something I've struggled with out here. I think it's a good sign of things to come." The Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour immediately moved to Red Rock Lanes in northwest Las Vegas later Sunday for the opening qualifying round for the Champions Field in the $1 million PBA Tournament of Champions. PBA World Championship at South Point Bowling Center. Match 5: Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, def. Osku Palermaa, Finland ($12,000), 246-176. Semifinal Match: Barnes def. Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill. ($14,000), 237-161. Championship: Barnes ($50,000) def. Bill O'Neill, Southampton, Pa. ($25,000), 267-237.

Dale Reynolds dominates DC West with 824...Steve Burns sizzles 803 at Triangle Lewisville...Bryan Walker wheels 786 at Showplace Austin...Debbie Willett drills 732 at DC Southwest...Yolanda Garrett garners 714 at Forum...Pat Shue stomps Showplace Euless with 686...David Ozio wins Showboat Invitational to win first two PBA tournaments...Chris Schenkel and Bo Burton named play-by-play analyst and color commentator for the upcoming $150,000 Quaker State Open...Del Ballard Jr. wins $2,500 in the Lake Granbury Area PBA Regional Open, David Smith finished third for $1,000 and Brad Hunter finished sixth for $750.


Ricky Gutierrez leads Richland with 755...James Askins rolls 728 at Meadowbrook...Nick Cooper shot 709 at Hart...Jean Starkey hutches 654 at Bowlerland...Cyndi Cooper lops 644 at Ridglea...Sherrie Slaughter picks 637 at Berry...Marie Morris is the new manager at Richland Bowl..BWAA honors Gus Lombardi the Rip Van Winkle award, Alberta Crowe receives the John O. Martino award and Bud Fisher receives the Mort Luby Sr. Meritorious award.


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ARLINGTON, Texas - Members of United States Bowling Congress Sport Bowling leagues will have the chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to an ultimate Team USA Experience Fantasy Camp. Six winners will be invited to visit the International Bowling Campus in Arlington, Texas, where they will train with Team USA coaches at the International Training and Research Center and then take on six members of Team USA in a special competition broadcast live on "This is the ultimate opportunity for our Sport Bowling members to learn from the sport's best coaches and get to meet members of Team USA," USBC Managing Director of Marketing and Membership Kevin Terry said. "This program also provides even more value to Sport Bowling membership." To be eligible, USBC Sport Bowling members simply need to shoot a 200 game or higher in a USBC- certified Sport Bowling league between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2011 and then fill out the entry form on BOWL. com. Two semifinalists will be selected on the first day of each month beginning Feb. 1. Starting March 15 and continuing every other month, the four most recent semifinalists will face off in an online poll on For example, two semifinalists will be selected in January and two more in February. Those four will face off in the online poll starting


March 15. After 14 days of voting, the top vote-getter will win a trip to the Fantasy Camp to take advantage of the technology available at the ITRC. The ITRC is home to some of the most innovative and cutting-edge coaching technologies available in the bowling industry today, including highspeed video cameras, motioncapture devices, foot-pressure sensors and goggles enhanced with cameras to show exactly where a player is looking during the approach and delivery. A DVR system also is in place and can record any video feed to let a bowler see what they did on their last shot as soon as they step off the lane. Other technology includes Computer-Aided Tracking System, known as C.A.T.S.

which consists of a series of sensors placed along the lane that measure aspects of a bowler's game such as ball speed, accuracy, launch angle, and break-point control. CA.T.S. is combined with BowlersMAP, which breaks down video of the players, to give the athletes a real-time look at their games. A United States Olympic Committee-recognized training center, the ITRC is a joint venture of USBC and the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America. It is the most innovative and advanced training, research and testing facility in the sport of bowling with 14 lanes for training and six for research and testing. For more information on the Team USA Experience Fantasy Camp contest, visit bowl. com/sportbowling.

At AMF DeSoto

Jackson crushes 744, Bell blisters 695

Nate Jackson captured high series honors for the week after posting polarizing 234-279-231= 744 numbers in the Pushovers league at AMF DeSoto. Annette Bell from the DFW Mixed led the ladies with a classy 264-208-223 = 695 set. HONOR ROLL Victor Minor 258-710, Arlette Washington 220-543, Eddie Sutton 232-673, Joyce Thurman 233-583, Chuck Hudson 257-715, Jolynn Baird 210-597, Calvin Bailey 279-671, Patsy Petrik 188-476. Bud Price 207-603, Lynn Potts 148-438, Bob Gray 246-675, Joyce Thurman 192-536, Gabriel Ramirez 216-584, Dolores Heitman 194-542, Dennis Williams 190-555, Lucy Chism 183-509. Michael Snowden 252-698, Melody Foster 236-570, Ken Washington 243693, Deneace Johnson 209-569. SENIORS Robert Shelton 238-597, Billie Bradley 179-489, Fred Sommese 216589, Susie Poque 170-488

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ments I've made. Thoughts on the big series? I had lost some weight recently and had been bowling really bad. Now I am figuring out what I need to do differently with my swing. I also went back to Otis Pillow to have him change the pitch in my thumb holes and started using the switch grips in the thumb hole, and that has made all of the difference. It all came together on this night. How long do you plan to keep bowling? As long as my body will let me bowl. I see the little old ladies bowling and I want to be one of them. What is your all-time favorite movie? Bad Boys, I can watch that over and over again. But I can also watch Avatar all day every day...I can always

find something I missed. What is your favorite restaurant? III Forks, I always order the filet. Where did you take your best vacation? It would have to be the Hawaiian cruise for my 50th birthday. I liked that we visited a different island every day. Maui was the best. What is your favorite piece of technology? It would have to be the iPhone, everything is there. I can do it all from my phone; everybody needs one. If you were the commissioner of all things bowling for a day what would you change? I would like to change the rewards and recognition program. The majority of bowlers are not the high average competitive bowler and most awards are for those bowlers. The lower average bowlers

don't have a great program for their achievements; it feels like everything is geared to the competitive bowler. Most bowlers do it for the fun of the sport. Favorite hobby besides bowling? Travelling. I probably take three major trips in any given year. Next month I am going back to Hawaii, and I have always loved the Caribbean islands. We were unable to contact Wendy Schneider who paced the ladies scoring contest with a 279-226-213 = 718 series in the Thursday Early Mixed league at BRC Thousand Oaks. We will try to get her in the Spotlight for next week.

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SAN ANTONIO ­ Joe Vito won the high-set race last week at Astro Super Bowl by hammering out hefty 289/747 marks in the Guest Classic Trio league. Jessica Hirschmann, Guest Classic Trio member paced the ladies scoring contest with a laudatory 267/711 series. Ken Clarks' near perfect 299 solo garnered high game honors. Eric Van Buren fell a pin short with a nice 298 game. HONOR ROLL Greg Bolds, Jr. 279-724, Deborah Ross 203-560, Stephen Mathis 278-715, Cindy Diaz 232-619, Marty Penaloza 203-560, Fred Williams, Jr. 287-680, Crystal Carvajal 240-619, Bill Wagner 247-581. Sun Chang 225-498, Randy McKnight 227-526, Karen Davis 209-510, Ken Clark 299-703, Laura Godfrey 279-636, Eric Van Buren 298-703. SENIORS George Marshall 203-549, P. J. Felton 180-398, George Marshall 268-695, Doris Frazier 246-629, Rich Richardson 248-664, Deborah Devore 216-494, Rudy Gonzales 236-583, Susan Homony 204-522


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Team Corwin, with members Russell Corwin, Emanuel Dotch, Yolanda Garrett, Daniel Cruz and Aric Alcaraz posted a 7100 score for the 6 game format and collected $2,500 for their victory. Second place went to Texas Lane Saw Massacre with a 6846 score. Members were Eddie Lewis, Jr., Marcus Lewis, Sharon Millsap, David Johnson, Randy Price and Lou Lewis. They earned $1,250 as runner-up. Third place Team Milliorn collected $750 for their 6793. Members included Veronica

Smith, Valerie Reagor, Kay Kay Mathis, Mike Reagor and Wes Milliorn, Jr. Flush Fit Pro Shop took fourth place. Their score of 6775 earned them $500. Members were Mike Newton, Samantha Hess, Jeff George, Brian Lohse and Justin Boggio. Individual champions were Mike Patton with a score of 1545 and Veronica Smith, 1498. They each collected $100. High score recognition goes to Brian Lohse, Larry Darvas and Mike Patton who each posted a perfect 300 game. Leroy Willis, Jr. and Paul Henderson both posted a 299 respectively. The next tournament will be held at USA Bowl April 16-17.


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At Forum Bowl

Towle topples 814, McFarland spots 669

Brown bags 300 game, McCormack shoots 297

Brian Towle delivered a booming 290-279-245 = 814 series to top the charts during the Fast Lane Trio league session. Tammy McFarland, Towle's league mate, racked up 220214-235 = 669 set to lead the ladies. Tony Brown, also from the Fast Lane Trio claimed high game honors by snagging a 300 game. Bill McCormack of the Duo league fell a few pins short with a 297 game. HONOR ROLL Kenny Lindsey 200-553, Mary Edgett 180-507, Homer Dudley (9 pin no-tap) 256-730, Denise Moras 240-625, Bill Dodds (9 pin no-tap) 245-730, Dottie Robbins 254-652, Lessie Watkins 209-565. Pat Davidson 186-537, Holly Ginn 209-571, QA Tran 247-730, Carol McGinley 279-645, Lupe Reyna (9 pin­4 game) 298-1100, Nancy Lira 226-792, Warren Abao 226-660, Chrissy Castro 277-651. Gary Sewell 165-476, Susan Brounell 180-486, Seymour Hart 285-678, Mary King 215-560, Gary Painter 243-665, Dena Buffington 214-576, Trea Ward (4 game) 269-1047, Dorothea Wilson (4game) 269-889. Bill McCormick 297-695, Annie Akanni 213-568, Billy Mills, Sr. 259722, Marcella Mills 192-538, Carlos Ortiz 224-590, Mhalee Davila 204-563, Ricky Swope 259-739, Kristal Canales 208-556. Carron Ratcliff 268-736, Arlette Washington 227-633, Chris Osorino 258-751, Kim Castro 236-654, tony Medina 217-631, Marguerite Vonk 177-502, Ed William 201-519, Teresa Castillo 141-332.

To get to the final match, Sewell eliminated Linda Yarbrough, 230-214, and Barbara Garner, 228-200. Hester defeated Delanda McGhee, 215-200, and John Jones, 188-185, to get to the final game. The finalists were: 3-4. John Jones, Barbara Garner, $165 ($125, plus $40 from the Progressive Pot); 5-8. Delana McGhee, Charles Millsap, Kevin Gaddis, Linda Yarbrough, $90 each. Other cashers included: 9-16. Ira Bassett, Ted Garner, Vince Detiberis, Mini Williams, Ed Williams, Vee Avery, David Bush, Rob Robinson, $70 each. High Qualifier (no-tap) Vee Avery, $5; Vince Detiberis, Kevin Gaddis. High Pot Winners Kevin Gaddis, $75; Vee Avery, $20; John Jones, Denfield Joseph $15 each; Eddie Rogers, Michael Spencer, Laney Royal, Vince Detiberis, $10 each. ICC (Side Pots) Vee Avery, John Jones, Kevin Gaddis, $75 each; Denfield Joseph, $50. The weekend handicap tournament had 68 entries with a total payout of $4,601.

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At AMF Richardson

Cummings cans 784, Davis downs 715

Troy Cummings won the high-set contest last week at AMF Richardson Lanes as he tossed top-notch 257-238-289 = 784 numbers in the Trios action. Traci Davis, Cummings' league mate, paced the ladies with a salutary 203-245-267 = 715 set. HONOR ROLL Gary Pfeil 258-731, Billy Rodgers 267-720, Candace Longoria 245-663, Cela Conners 236-662, Louis Henley 192-559, Georgia Haynes 168-489, Ken Johns 287-740, Heather Hobson 255-659. Curtis Stewart 238-642, Sherry Wilson 178-453, Leon Jones 236-680, Karen Koenig 196-552, Hieu Du 234671, Debbie Falagrady 193-534, Neil St Amant 233-653, Elynn Boss 238-628, Kevin Matzko 243-642. Judy Hinman 213-586, Jason Head 249-712, Cela Conners 236-662, Patrick Newhouse 242-644, Melvina LeFlore 192-490, Bill Gillette 258-663, Heather Richter 167-451, Rey Esquivel 195-547. Amanda Rippetoe 188-485, Bud Wan 277-740, John Moore 267-727, Rhonda Yoshida 213-594, Jimmy Johnson 221-609, Emily Harting 235-575. SENIORS Jim Hutchins 215-561, Barb Guillotte 171-476, Roman Czopyk 247-639, Barb Guillotte 162-474.

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At Cowtown Bowling Palace

high school and attended several bowling center sleepover events. After college, he started bowling leagues with his sister and more league bowling would soon follow. It was at this point where he realized he needed a bowling ball with a custom fit instead of the normal house ball. His first ball was drilled by Bruce Gordon and Bea Martinez. "My first ball that was custom drilled for me was an AMF XS," said Du, who is an engineer by trade and has also worked part-time as a stock investor. "I realized the big difference in the feel from bowling with a house ball. I also noticed how both Bruce and Bea treated me as a customer and a bowler and that has stuck with me." It goes without saying that Du is always looking for a better way to serve his customers. He continues to experiment with various chemical combinations for finger and thumb slug moldings. He also has considered the possible use of clay as a molding tool for thumbs for the most accurate and precise feel. "I'm not doing my job, if I'm not trying to always improve," Du said. "I even have a budget for research and development." Du not only incorporates his motto in his pro shops, but he also displays it as a coach. Du is the voluntary head bowling coach at Plano East High School, but was only supposed to serve as an assistant coach when he joined the team in 2006. Upon his arrival, Du noticed several bowlers who were in the program just to "hang out". As a result, Du added a defined structure and the kids began to improve over time. After four weeks as an assistant coach, Du took over as head coach at Christmas break and went on to coach the boys team to its first state title and the first team title of any kind in Plano East High School history. Since then, he has led the Plano East bowling program girl's team to a state runner-up finish in 2009 and another boy's state title in 2010. "I welcome all bowlers and skill levels into my program," said Du, who also has mentored students in robotics and math. "I teach the kids to believe in themselves and I want to show them a different

Dull drills 756, Hines handles 624

Men's Night Out leaguer Scott Dull racked up a rollicking 279/756 series to earn top billing on the honor roll last week at Cowtown Bowling Palace. Jamie Hines paced the ladies with a sterling 224/624 Ladies and Gents set to lead the ladies. HONOR ROLL Brian Lindsay 682, Marchell Cross 184-492, Bill Ritsch 269, Deana Gann 200-537, Randy Cross, Sr. 661, Mark Vaughan 268-704, Lou Sirois 247-671, Donna Barnes 197, Mary Hernandez 209-557, Sarah Whitehead 191-557, Keith Duke 247-676, Sam Magill 276749, William Anderson 265-706. John Stewart 265, Lance Faulkner 279-748, Deana Gann 225, Dylan Reneau 258, Darren Phillips 733, Chelsey Hines 222, Eloy Rodriguez 267, Michelle Teel 580, Bryan Giles 276-698, Melissa Tice 222-617, Mike Moschella 259-645, Bernie Adkins 219-621, Jerry New 626, Jennifer Barnes 565. Blane Adkins 269-1017 (4 games), Robbie Kauffman 279-997 (4 games), Mike Daniels 247-662, William Daley 231, Greg Askis 640, Jonathan Wood 262, Gloria Llagas 237-615, William

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Brady Garrett posted a power-packed 269-258-247 = 774 Matchpoint Mixed series to claim high-series honors for the week at AMF Showplace Euless. Danielle Sharpe also from the Matchpoint Mixed league belted out a booming 25-233-244 = 712 set to earn top honors for the ladies. Bryan Bowlin, from the Masters group claimed high game honors with a nice 300. HONOR ROLL Jessie Brantley 278-770, Robert Jones 279-761, Paul Henderson 267-759, Dan Sprinkle 269-758, Rob Hendrix 277--745, Marvin Sitts, Jr. 270-735, Mike Belcher 257-717, Mark Delanney, Sr. 256-717. Dennis Carson 268-704, Keith Trumble 236-688, Greg Case 267-666, Mike Becker 226-663, Scott Derrickson 228-650, Gary Ponikiewski 239-647, Charles Walton 224-637, Josh Moore 234-627. Bud Haselden 245-610, Major Whisenton, Sr. 226-593, Robert Jones 237-585, Candace Longoria 265-708, Shelley Fugitt 255-666, Sheila Walton 223-661, Sherhonda Bishop 263-650, Leslie Low 243-618. Chris Penczynzyn 222-617, Valerie Williams 247-616, Dana Short 210-606, Anna Jutson 203-602, Kristina Hill 211-594, Sherry Houghton 225-585, Denise Wheeler 196-580, Rita Becker 194-538. Kristi Enyart 197-535, Sarah Wieman 191-531, Judy Leuty 192-527, Linda Petty 173-518, Jane Fox 173-513, Sandy Leftakes 171-480, Laurie Witt 171-469, Connie Crews 165-436, Feletia Lee 154-398.

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way to succeed. I think every kid will amount to something special with good character and work ethic." And Du has done just that. He has seen several bowlers exit his program that have left a lasting impression on him. "I remember a young lady in 2006 that began her freshman year with an average of 150, but was just a naturally gifted athlete," Du said. "She

worked hard and eventually became the state individual runner-up during her senior year losing 279 to 277 in the championship match. She now bowls for Stephen F. Austin. Watching them earn full scholarships to college is awesome, but watching them grow to be better people and better bowlers is even better." Looks like Du, is "Working Hard for Your Success."

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viewpoint, it provided everything you needed, and that's why it has been the best event in history from the start. "I appreciated it because it gave me an opportunity to meet and get to know the greatest players in the country, along with a lot of news media guys who weren't necessarily assigned to bowling," Pezzano continued. "The TOC put

bowlers on the same plane with other athletes. In the early years, first prize was $25,000 and some of the greatest players in baseball only made $40,000." "Every writer who covered the Tournament of Champions had to look for something beyond what happened on the lanes. It could be whether or not the old veteran would last until the end, a story about the new kid on the block, the Mike

Durbins (the first three-time TOC winner) who were always underrated, or the so-called discovery of a Dick Ritger, who really was one of the greatest bowlers of all time, but never got the credit until people saw him bowl in the Tournament of Champions." "I would never have thought about an honor like this," he added, "but it ranks right up there with any honor I've ever won."

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show is about. First the glorification of going to jail was the first thing that stood out. Apparently Snookie got drunk on a beach and was resisting arrest. When they asked her about the incident it almost appeared as if she was proud that she got arrested. I really hope the youth of today doesn't think that getting arrested is the norm and that it's no big deal. The truth is that these "celebrities" have no real future and so it doesn't matter what's on their permanent record. After knowing how the inside of the hiring practice goes I know the difficulty of finding a job with an arrest on your record. Another scary thing is how they make a big deal out of who is having "relations" with who. Educators are throwing their hands up in the air after spending years and years preaching about abstinence and safety just to have these fools glorify sleeping around. Typically I recommend watching shows, but not this one. I would encourage you to stop watching these shows so they'll take them off the air. Plus I'm tired of seeing people with zero talent and zero skills make millions of dollars. The Tournament of Champions is the premier tournament on the PBA Tour and after seeing the format for this thing you can definitely bet that the best bowler is going to win the tournament. It features one of the most grueling formats I think I've ever seen. To start at the lowest level, a person who has a simple regional title would have to bowl 14 qualifying games just to get into the elite field. Then they would have to 20 more qualifying games to make the top 53. Then once you make the top 53 you have to bowl 14 more games just to make the top 24. THEN you have to bowl 24 games of round robin match play to make the TV show. That's 72 games on a very challenging condition against the best of the best. I know just how hard that is to do physically, but the mental part, the ups and downs; it would be exhausting as well. Kudos to whoever comes out on top in this one!

For the last ten years, January has meant one thing; the season opener of American Idol. It's a little different this year than other year's as this is the first season without Simon Cowell, and I just wasn't sure what to expect. This year, Aerosmith's lead singer, or more importantly Liv Tyler's dad, Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez have joined the judges panel alongside Randy Jackson. In the first couple of episodes it became apparent that Randy is leading the way and seems to deliver most of the insults and bad news. Jennifer is more like Paula Abdul as she seems to have a really hard time saying no or crushing dreams. Steven Tyler is growing on me, but currently he seems like a one trick pony. Everything he has to say seems to include him screaming some ridiculous high note like he was singing a song. In past years it appeared that there weren't very many sixteen-year-olds, but this year it seems like the best talent are

the young ones. It also doesn't seem like they are showing a ton of the bad singers and are more focused on the good ones. Although I like to see the good ones I find that most people that I talk to like to see the train-wrecks more than the real talent. I'm really curious to see what the first ratings without Simon will be. Recently I've started to see an ugly trend with television. My wife Nikki directed me to some of the reality shows on MTV and some of them are really disturbing. More of a disturbing trend are the ages of the viewers of these shows. As a parent of a 12 year old girl I'm always telling her not to watch these sleazy shows, however, amazingly her TV always seems to just happen to be MTV while Jersey Shore is on when I go in her room. I've never actually watched an episode of Jersey Shore, but last night my wife was watching it and it was extremely disturbing to see what this

At AMF Garland

Trammell topples 813, Castro claims 717

Michael Trammell from the Saturday Nite Live group pocketed a power-laden 277-257-279 = 813 honor score en route to earning high set honors for the week at AMF Garland. Tonjah Castro, resumed her familiar spot at the top of the honor roll by firing a sparkling 190-268-259 = 717 series in the Wednesday NASCAR league. HONOR ROLL Ted Pritts 279-770, Donna Hough 246-690, Paul Wilson 256-730, Linda Morris 218-568, Winston West 209612, Donna Goare 188-487, Therese Henry 172-467, Mark DeArment, Sr. 219-612. Kathy Hopkins 213-591, Frad Jacobs 222-609, Jo Venable 192-484, Kevin Hill 288-721, Tonjah Cruz 253-663, Russell Parks 257-676, Betty Cash 189-531, David Lowery 249-601, Gloria Brown 163-429. Robert Dean Moss 215-594, Jean Mitchell 202-476, James Hardy 268-752, Al Aguilar 267- 729, Arlissa Jeffcoat 190-541, Bertha Sanchez 203-551, Buddy May 211-562, Kathy Horn 165-470. Lonnie Locke 267-770, Dwayne Ferrell 255-682, Erin McCarty 257638, Joe Lopez 256-750, Chris Castro 278-784, Arvese McGraw 248-644, Pam Thomas 205-562.

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