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Leanne Hulsenberg Takes Down Defending Champion Kelly Kulick to win Bowling’s U.S. Women’s Open

Lucas Wiseman - USBC Communications

ARLINGTON, Texas - Hall of Famer Leanne Hulsenberg of Roseville, Calif., topped defending champion Kelly Kulick of Union, N.J., 218-183 to win the 2011 Bowling's U.S. Women's Open. The championship round was contested June 30, on lanes constructed on the 50-yard-line of the famed Cowboys Stadium before a crowd in excess of 6,000, making it among the most well- attended events in bowl- ing history. Competing in the most unique venue in the his- tory of women's bowling, Hulsenberg claimed her first title in nearly a decade and earned $50,000 for the victory. The event, conducted by the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA), was broadcast Saturday on ESPN2. "I'm actually sitting here thinking I can't believe this just hap-

pened to me," said No. 2 seed Hulsenberg, a 27-time professional champion who won her last pro title Sept. 19, 2002, at the Three Rivers Open in Pittsburgh. "This win means so many different things to me. For my family it's a very spe- cial day because I met my husband after I stopped bowling full time. On a bowling level, it's special because I've been with Ebonite for 20 years and they had so much to do with this tournament." Had one of the finalists thrown a perfect game in the championship match, they would have received a $1 million prize, which is unprecedented in the histo-

ry of bowling. The quest for $1 million ended quick- ly, however, as both players started the championship match by leaving a 10 pin. "With the pressure of playing on one of the largest stages there is - Cowboys Stadium and on national TV - Leanne rose to the occasion and delivered an exceptional performance," said Steve Johnson, exec- utive director of the BPAA. "This is an incredible moment in a year that has seen bowling flourish in popularity among women and continue its incredible resurgence as the nation's number one participatory

sport. Speaking on behalf of the bowling industry and the 71 million bowlers across the United States, I congratulate Leanne for demonstrating everything that makes bowl- ing great and for showing what a champion is made of." Top-seeded Kulick, who won the 2003 and 2010 U.S. Women's Open, got off to a shaky start in the match, only striking on one shot in the first six frames while leaving the 4-6-7-10 split for opens twice. The 183 game was the lowest Kulick shot in her 49 tournament games. She entered the championship match averaging 241.35 for the event. "Unfortunately, my feel just wasn't there tonight," said Kulick, a seven-time Team USA member who is the only woman to win a title on the Professional Bowlers Association Tour. "The humidity level was very high, and I never got a comfortable fit with the ball. There never was a happy medium. It was- n't that I was lost on the lanes. I went in and did the best I

could." In the semifinal, Hulsenberg escaped with a narrow victory over No. 5 seed Lynda Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, 247-246, after Barnes went high and left the 6- 10 on her final shot of the game. Hulsenberg, who trailed by 42 pins at the halfway point of the match, rebounded by closing the game with seven consecu- tive strikes. Barnes began the second match with seven consec- utive strikes in eliminating No. 3 seed Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, N.Y., 259-225. Johnson left a 4-6 split for an open in the fourth frame and eventually trailed by more than 60 pins, a deficit from which she would never recover. In the opening match, Barnes defeated Shannon O'Keefe of Arlington, Texas, 268-166. O'Keefe, the fourth seed, failed to strike in the first five frames as Barnes jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. The U.S. Women's Open featured a record-breaking field of 286 of the top female bowlers in the world competing for a total prize fund of $225,000.

Leanne Hulsenberg’s proved she still has it, winning the Women’s U.S. Open in style.
Leanne Hulsenberg’s proved she still has it,
winning the Women’s U.S. Open in style.

Don Richard Blasted 300-822, Kevin Mal 300 at Majestic Lanes

HOPELAWN, NJ - Don Richard earned top honors in the Middlesex County Classic League firing games of 259-300-263 for a high series of 822. Kevin Mal rolled a 300 game. Joe Vaccaro rolled 279-244-245-

768, Stephen Kertesz 299-215- 242-756, Stephen Brown 213- 287-246-746, Nelson F. Alves 247-245-236-728, Bob Crandall 233-279-214-726, Louis Locricchio 248-226-245-719, and Ken Rask 207-244-266-717.

Rich Arkow Rolled 300 At North Levittown

LEVITTOWN, NY – Rich Arkow blasted a 300 game in the Monday Men’s Tavern League at North Levittown Lanes. Bruce Nielsen shot 290-777,

Steve Rapp 289, BJ Harrison 280, Gelnn Pruett 279, Paul Devito 299, Bill King 279-767, Bill Linnehan 288, and Alan Kiezek

280.

Chris Morciglio Tossed 778, Mike Almodovar 300 At Montvale Lanes

By Larry Diebner

MONTVALE, NJ - Chris Morciglio blasted scores of 223- 277-278 for a 778 series to lead all scoring in the Thursday Nite Early Bird League at Montvale Lanes. Mike Almodovar fired his 3rd 300 of the year for the high game of the night, raising his league lead-

ing average to 231. Tom Fojtlin bowled 258-722, Larry Diebner 265-721, Carlos Perez 248-720, Nick Hobencamp 286-716, Jimmy Rivers 247-711, Frank Picciotto 257-704, and Bill Allison rolled a 246 game on the way to a 702 series.

Jonnae Greaves Hit 300 At Farmingdale Lanes

FARMINGDALE, NY – Jonnae Greaves pitched a twelve bangger

300

and finished the night with a

740

series in the Tuesday Early

Birds League at Farmingdale

Lanes. Charlie Turner rolled 745, and

Cheryl Drusin tossed a 654 set to

lead the ladies.

Willie Zammitto Rolled 300 At Majestic Lanes

HOPELAWN, NJ – Willie

Zammitto blasted twelve strikes in

a row for a 300 game along with

a 236 and 220 for a 756 series

while rolling in the Madison Park Men’s League at Majestic Lanes. Jeff Scire rolled a 228 game then

a near perfect 299 and added a 244 to finish with the session high series of 771. Andrew Tripka also tossed one pin short of per- fection with a 299 between games

of 211 and 224 to finish with a734 set.

Steven Russo pitched 269-259-

237-765 followed by Jeff Kubasak with 214-236-267-717, Glenn Mohr 257-201-257-715, Dennis Smith 234-221-257-712,

Frank Mazzella 256-225-215- 696, Anthony Fontana 233-86- 691, and Stacey Brzozowski bowled 245-225-631.

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Joan Taylor’s Ten Pin Rap

Here are brief bowling biographies of this year’s Morris County USBC BA Hall of Fame inductees, who were honored at the 29th Annual Hall of Fame last month. Al Jones has been a sanctioned bowler in Morris County for more than 25 years. His best 15-year average is 208. He has 16 games of 300, six 299s and eleven series of 800 or better in addition to hundreds of 700s. He operates Pro Image Pro Shop at Rockaway Lanes and also at Parkway Lanes with Ken Yokobosky. Al won the prestigious Pat Patterson Award for outstanding PBA Regional members, and the Metropolitan Bowling Writers’ Dick Battista “courageous athlete” award. Greg Rottengen has been a sanctioned bowler in Morris County for more than 30 years. He has 12 games of 300, eight 299s and seven 800 or more series in addition to more than 140 series of 700 or more. His best 15-year average is 217. He is a silver level USBC Coach and can be seen at the annual Bowling Boot Camp at Rockaway Lanes. John Turner has been a sanctioned bowler in Morris County for more than 40 years. His best 15-year average is 209. He has had 8 games of 300, three 299s and two 800 series. Congratulations to the Class of 2011! At the same banquet, Jeremy Alosio was presented with the Charles A. Edwards Youth Scholarship Award. He was a senior at High Point Regional High School and will attend Ramapo College in September to major in computer science, with aspirations of becoming a teacher. He has a weighted GPA of 4.06. In addition to bowling he enjoys varsity golf and volunteering with the Red Cross and NJ Blood Services as well as his township’s “Adopt A Road” program. He resides with his parents, Donald and Kim Alosio of Lafayette.

Did you know? Ryan Shafer, a favorite regional pro and former guest at Bowling Boot Camp, has Type 1 diabetes. A year after he was diag- nosed, he joined the PBA and went on tour. He has managed his condi- tion and toured for 25 years. “I want people to know that it’s just a med- ical condition and not a death sentence. People can live with it and not be restricted.” He uses a glucose managing system manufactured by Animas, a division of the New Jersey health care and pharmaceutical firm, Johnson & Johnson. While one never knows what adventures wait when participating in national tournaments, our living legend, Emma P. Hendrickson had an unwelcome experience after her team event in Syracuse last week. According to Elaine Wilson, Carol Chadwick and Miriam Gonsiska, Miss Emma rolled her final ball in the event and then fell, breaking her hip. She needed surgery, which according to sources was successful, and the doctors described her as a “real trooper.” Apparently she had inter- views and photo sessions to cope with before her accident, as a 102-year old bowling legend who was participating in the USBC WBA National tournament. Ah the paparazzi!

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USBC Hall of Famer D.D. Jacobson Dies at Age 90

ARLINGTON, Texas – D.D. Jacobson, a member of the United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame, died May 30 at age 90. Jacobson, a resident of Sandy, Utah, didn’t start bowling until she was 29. An avid skier, her doctor suggest- ed she try something less strenuous when she became pregnant, and she turned to bowling. She won the 1964 Women’s International Bowling Congress (now USBC) Queens tournament, having to twice beat future hall of famer Shirley Garms to claim the title. She finished seventh at

the Queens in 1965 and third in 1967. Jacobson rolled a record 737 series to claim the singles title at the 1972 WIBC Championships in Kansas City, Mo. She said she was embarrassed after bowling identical 479 series in team and doubles. “I was ready to pack up, go home and skip the Queens if I didn’t do any better in sin- gles,” Jacobson said during an interview with The Woman Bowler magazine in 1981. “So I went for broke and changed my line to a deep inside angle. I’m sure I was more surprised than anyone else at the results.” She also won a team title at

1967 WIBC

the

Championships in Rochester, N.Y. Jacobson’s first national title came in 1960 as a mem- ber of the team that won the Bowling Proprietors’ of America team championship in Detroit. Her team would also take second in the event in 1963 and 1964. A California resident for many years, she won California WBA singles titles in 1961 and 1972 and team titles in 1960 and 1969.

She was inducted into the USBC Hall of Fame for Superior Performance in

1981.

Ron Mohr’s Dream Season Continues with Win in PBA Senior Northern California Classic

Alaskan defeats Hugh Miller in dramatic title match that goes down to the final frame for his second consecutive and third title overall of the season

By Jerry Schneider - PBA

BRENTWOOD, Calif. – Ron Mohr of Eagle River, Alaska, has estab- lished himself as the player to beat on the Professional Bowlers Association Senior Tour, by winning the PBA Senior Northern California Classic for his second consecutive, and third title overall, this season. Mohr, who won the PBA Senior U.S. Open just last week in Las Vegas for his first major, defeated Hugh Miller of Seattle 223-215, at Harvest Park Bowl in the dramatic title match that wasn’t decided until the 10th frame. Mohr’s win continued a dream season in which he has competed in four consecutive title matches and also has second, third and fourth- place finishes to go along with his three wins through the first six tour- naments of the season. His first win came in the Senior Miller High Life Classic in May. “The dream continues I guess—it’s absurd,” Mohr admitted. “What can you say but that I’ve been extremely fortunate this year. It’s all been so unexpected coming into this season after not having bowled compet- itively for seven months.” The winning shot came on the second ball of the 10th frame when Mohr doubled as a result of a “messenger” – a late-arriving pin that flew across the pin deck— knocking down a stubborn 10 pin. “I needed the first two strikes in the 10th and after I got the first one I felt like I had a good look, so I was pretty confident I could get the sec- ond one,” said the 2009 Senior Player of the Year. “The second shot was good but a little light and I thought well I gave it a shot, but here comes a pin out of nowhere to take out the 10 pin. “I thought maybe I used up all of my nine lives at that point,” he con- tinued. “In match play I had some breaks and got away with winning some matches I probably shouldn’t have—it’s all really just unbeliev- able.” With his win, Mohr has a commanding lead in the Player of the Year race but said he will miss the United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters, the season’s next stop and second major which will be con- ducted the first week in August so that he can attend his stepson Justin’s wedding. Mohr, who now has six career Senior Tour titles, missed most of the second half of last season to be with his wife, Linda, who eventu- ally passed away in January as the result of complications from surgery. In the semifinals, Mohr defeated Hall of Famer Wayne Webb 223-195, to advance to the final match and Miller defeated Dick Baker of Henderson, Nev., 248-237. At age 69, Baker was trying to become the oldest player to win a Senior Tour title. Miller, a seven-time Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour and one-time Senior Tour titlist, decided to enter the tournament at the last minute and dominated the qualifying portion of the tournament as top qualifier aver- aging 247, which was 10 pins better than No. 2 qualifier Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr., who was eventually was eliminated in the tour- nament’s Round of 8. Webb will be the host proprietor for the Senior Masters when the event is conducted July 31-Aug. 5 at his Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl in Columbus, Ohio.

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UPDATES

Denny Chin

Denny Chin is a long time 34th Ave. house bowler, that has improved dramatically over the last year. Coming in originally

with a 206 average he posted an

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Mika Koivuniemi, Chris Barnes, Bill O’Neill, Jason Belmonte All Nominated for 2011 Bowling ESPY

Fan voting continues through July 9; winners to be announced on ESPN July 13

By Jerry Schneider - PR/Media Relations

SEATTLE, Wash. – Reigning PBA Player of the Year Mika Koivuniemi; PBA’s newest triple crown winner Chris Barnes along with Bill O’Neill, and Jason Belmonte have been nominated for ESPN’s “Best Bowler ESPY” for 2011. ESPN recently announced nominees in 33 categories and fan voting is now underway through 11:59 p.m. ET on July 9 at espn.com/espys. To vote, click on the “click to get started” tab on the ESPYs homepage, then click on the “vote by category” tab and scroll down the list to locate the “Best Bowler” category. Click on the image of the player to vote. The winners will be announced during the 18th annual ESPYs, live on ESPN at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday, July 13 from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. Koivuniemi had a career season in 2010-11 winning the PBA Tournament of Champions for his ninth career title and third major while also finishing second in the Lumber Liquidators U.S. Open. He earned $330,040 becoming only the fourth player in PBA history to earn more than $300,000 in a season. Barnes won the PBA World Championship to become the sixth player to win PBA’s Triple Crown. The 13-time PBA Tour titlist also finished second in the inaugural Dick Weber Playoffs. O’Neill won his third career title in the Pepsi Viper Championship and finished second to Barnes in the PBA World Championship. Belmonte, the only player with a two-handed delivery to win a Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour title, had seven top 10 finishes in 2010-11 includ- ing finishing third twice.

ESPY BEST BOWLER AWARD WINNERS

2010

– Walter Ray Williams Jr.

2009

– Norm Duke

2008

– Norm Duke

2007

– Norm Duke

2006

– Walter Ray Williams Jr.

2005

– Walter Ray Williams Jr.

2004

– Pete Weber

2003

– Walter Ray Williams Jr.

2002

– Pete Weber

2001

– Walter Ray Williams Jr.

2000

– Parker Bohn III

1999

– Walter Ray Williams Jr.

1998

– Walter Ray Williams Jr.

1997

– Bob Learn Jr.

1996

– Mike Aulby

1995

– Norm Duke

The important thing is to VOTE!

Here is the proceedure again:

To vote, click on the “click to get started” tab on the ESPYs homepage, then click on the “vote by category” tab and scroll down the list to locate the “Best Bowler” catego- ry. Click on the image of the player to vote.

VOTE

Stacy Valerius Pitched 290-756 At Holiday Bowl

OAKLAND, NJ- Stacy Valerius led all bowlers rolling in the Wednesday Early Mixed League at Holiday Bowl when she posted 290- 259 to tally the high series of 756.

Jim Phelan rolled 248-700, Joe Salleroli 268-695, and Ed Casler 259-

694.

Nikki Arrigo, Danny Bivin, Sam Passaro Paced North Arlington Juniors

By Vince Albrecht NORTH ARLINGTON, NJ - In North Arlington’s Friday Adult-Junior Doubles, 13-year-old Sam Passaro threw himself in the mix for Bowler of the Week honors with huge over average games of 168 [his best ever] and 152 in bringing the Mega Monkeys within two points of sec- ond place as they swept past 4 T’s Laneside #2. Meanwhile, both 13-year-old Nikki Arrigo and 14-year-old Danny Bivin continued to state their case with impressive outings. Nikki scut- tled the tenpins with 203-540 as the A Girls managed to take two points from the Bottlecaps. Danny came up big with 197,193 in steer- ing Those Guys to a come-from-behind 1214-1202 victory over pace- setting 18 And A Half; 16year-old Bobby Manella rolled 199,182 in a losing cause. Rounding out match play, the Cardinals held onto fourth place by rebounding against G-Force, 7-0 as 15-year-old average leader Will Blanco carved out a 235-606. Team Awesome II shocked second place 4 T’s Laneside #1, taking two of three behind 13-year-old Margaret Ziobro’s two fine above average games. Atop this session’s youth over average leaderboard was Sam Passaro +62 followed by Danny Bivin +49, Nikki Arrigo +41, Will Blanco +33, Margaret Ziobro +32, Taylor Horniacek +22, Bobby Manella +22 and Tara Horniacek +10.

Horniacek +22, Bobby Manella +22 and Tara Horniacek +10. 812 scratch series including a 300 game

812

scratch series including a

300

game to lead the tourna-

ment. For the final match Chin bowled a 204+8 for 212 to edge out James Riccio who bowled a 182+27 to tally a 209 giving Chin a $500 payday for the championship.

Terence Taylor

In an event that went down to the 10th frame at Baldwin Lanes Terence Taylor threw a clutch strike to edge out Kimberly Jarosch by only two pins. To col- lect the championship trophy and

$1500.

3rd place went to Chris Jove posting 204+17 for 221 and good for a $500 payday followed by 4th place George Stephens with 186+ 9 for 195 and $250, 5th place Hugo Carullo $200, 6th place Hermie Hannibal $200, 7th place Eddie Quinones $200, 8th place Anthony Brown $125, 9th place Linwood Malloy $125 and rounding out the top 10 was Kyle Roberts taking home $125 Tournament high game went to George Stephens on shooting a 300 game during qualifying.

Kyle Roberts

Kyle Roberts wins his first NABI title at Gil Hodges Lanes. Roberts, with a new ball, made the cut at Gil Hodges Lanes and fired a 224 scratch game in the shootout to secure his first victo- ry. High game honors go to Jesse Hall who fired his first 300 game in qualifying. To win the championship plaque and a $500 check Roberts had to top second place Jason Crawford. Third place went to Frantz Colbert followed by Dexter Sapp, Cary Fishman, Jesse Hall, and Steve Williams who finished in 7th place.

went to Frantz Colbert followed by Dexter Sapp, Cary Fishman, Jesse Hall, and Steve Williams who

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PBA’s 2011-12 Season Begins with Third Annual World Series of Bowling, Concludes with Tournament of Champions

By Bill Vint - PBA Media Relations SEATTLE, Wash. – The Professional Bowlers Association World Series of Bowling returns for a third consecutive season, starting a new season of PBA competition that will culminate with the PBA Tournament of Champions in Las Vegas in April. The new season will get underway with the multi-event PBA World Series of Bowling Nov. 4-20 at South Point Bowling Center in Las Vegas and it will end April 8-15 when the PBA Tournament of Champions returns to Red Rock Lanes. In addition to PBA Regional, Senior, Women’s Series and National Tour title winners who are eligible for the Tournament of Champions, PBA Tour event winners during the 2011-12 season will receive exemptions to advance directly into the 36-player finals field for the 2012 event. The 2011-12 season will also produce the most extensive online coverage of PBA Tour competition in history, with more than 250 hours of live coverage on pba.com’s Xtra Frame planned, including four new “Xtra Frame Tour” events. Additional details regarding television coverage, tournament formats and more will be announced soon. 2011-12 PBA TOUR SCHEDULE Nov. 4-20 – Third annual PBA World Series of Bowling (Mark Roth Plastic Ball Championship, World Bowling Tour Finals pre- sented by the PBA, Viper Open, Scorpion Open, Chameleon Open, Carmen Salvino Classic, Earl Anthony Touring Players Championship, Earl Anthony Touring Players Baker Doubles Championship and PBA World Championship), South Point Bowling Center, Las Vegas (Xtra Frame and ESPN). Jan. 20-22 – PBA Xtra Frame Cheetah Open, Fountain Bowl, Fountain Valley, Calif. (Xtra Frame). Jan. 23-29 – United States Bowling Congress Masters, Sunset Station, Las Vegas (Xtra Frame and ESPN). Feb. 3-5 – PBA Xtra Frame Shark Open, Thunderbowl Lanes, Allen Park, Mich. (Xtra Frame) Feb. 17-19 – PBA Xtra Frame Don Johnson Memorial Open, Sequoia Lanes, Columbus, Ohio (Xtra Frame). Feb. 20-26 – U.S. Open, Brunswick Zone Carolier, North Brunswick, N.J. (Xtra Frame and ESPN). March 30-April 1 – Xtra Frame Dick Weber PBA Playoffs, Woodland Bowl, Indianapolis (Xtra Frame). April 8-15 – PBA Tournament of Champions, Red Rock Lanes, Las Vegas, Nev. (Xtra Frame and ESPN).

Bobby Mandella Tossing 223-622 is

Youth Bowler of the Week at N. Arlington

By Vince Albrecht NORTH ARLINGTON, NJ 02-11-11 – League-leading team 18 And A Half got a timely lift from 16-year-old Bobby Manella that enabled them to take five points from 4 T’s Laneside #1, 1197-1163. Bobby stroked the session’s best game/series with 223-622, earning for himself Youth Bowler of the Week. The surging Mega Monkeys climbed into second place by decking the Cardinals, 7-0; 13-year-old Sam Passaro continued his better than average scoring while the Redbirds came up short despite 15-year-old Will Blanco’s 206,203. In other position encounters, Those Guys took possession of fourth place by edging past Team Awesome II, 4-3. For the victors, 14-year-old Danny Bivin rolled 179,177 and Team Awesome hung tough behind13- year-old Margaret Ziobro’s three over average games. Four T’s Laneside 2 took five points from the Bottlecaps while the A Girls awaited the out- come of G-Force’s post-bowl. 13-year-old Nikki Arrigo continued her strong bowling stretch with 186-537. Bobby Manella landed atop the leaderboard with +46, followed by Danny Bivin +29, Sam Passaro +26, Nikki Arrigo +23 and Margaret Ziobro +23. For the adults, southpaw Orlando Lapa made it look easy with an overpowering three deuce 760 set; Tim Bray scratched out 215- 600, Joe Cauwels 209 and Patti Passaro 192-547.

AT PLAZA

Paul Shiel 288-718

MADISON, NJ – Paul Shiel led

the scoring in the Friday Classic League firing a 288 game for a high series of 718. Tim McKenna rolled 258, Pete Caporaso 254, Joe Horincewich 675, Anthony Parisi 657, Donna Badolato 237, and Stephanie Rahn

235.

Aaron Shruby 727

MADISON, NJ - Aaaron Shruby rolled 255-702, Marisa Del Sordi 235, and Elaine Wilson 212 in the Wednesday Trio League.

Rich Galante 657

MADISON, NJ – Rich Galante led the scoring in the Tuesday 400 Doubles Summer League firing a high game of 253 and a high series of 657. Scott Harwood shot 220, and Pat MacDonnell 209.

Dave Hulsizer Rolled 751 In Montvale Major League

By Joe Rizzi MONTVALE, NJ - Dave Hulsizer was the high scorer in the Montvale Major League, bowling a 751 series on games of 249, 266 and 236. His fine effort led GDC Contracting to a 26-4 rout over BuddiesProShop.com. Rocky Durocher added 279-678 for the winning team. Larry Toppin bowled 267-689 for Buddies. Rick Whitling bowled 216-279-238-733, leading GP's Restaurant to

a 20-10 victory over Sole Savers. Jun Roldan's 212-257-257-727 and Ralph Bernardo's 220-246-241-707 helped Rick's Pro Shop defeat West Shore Beauty Salon, 18-12. Mike Rovetto rolled 217-257-253-

727 and John Rankin 203-276-225-704, but despite their efforts Valley

Tent Rental was defeated by Team Ram Rod, 20-10. Bob Higgins rolled 258-218-236-712, Frank Picciotto 244-279-707, Mike Pasch 258-692, Chuck Ontal 246-685, Tim Hurd 247-666, Matt

Rovetto 234-666, Ron DeLuca 226-666, Mike Pagliocca 280-661, Keith Krokus 224-659, Jason Von Koester 237-657, Joe Romano 232-

650 and Joe Cauwels 246-650.

To the world you may just be one person, But to just one person you may be the world!

232- 650 and Joe Cauwels 246-650. To the world you may just be one person, But

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Bowling Joins President Obama's Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative to Promote Responsible Fatherhood

Dads Across the Nation are Invited to Take Their Kids to Enjoy a Free Game of Bowling on World Record Day - August 6 - with Free Coupons Downloadable at GoBowling.com

By Ron De Roxtra - BPAA

ARLINGTON, Texas, - The Bowling

Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA), bowling's leading non-prof-

it trade association and the voice of

the industry, today announced a his-

toric partnership with President Obama's Fatherhood and Mentoring

Initiative to help promote responsible fatherhood in the United States. As part of the partnership, and timed to World Record Day - August 6, 2011, the BPAA will offer free game coupons for fathers and their children on GoBowling.com, the online home of the bowling industry. The partnership with the BPAA is part of a larger initiative to promote responsible fatherhood by allowing fathers and their children to spend quality time together. President Obama is joining with fathers across the nation to send a strong message about personal responsibility and 'stepping up to the plate,' while supporting fathers who want to be there for their children. President Obama is supporting this effort through sound public policy - including increased funding for local responsible fatherhood programs - and part- nerships with community groups around the nation. He has also launched a new Fatherhood Pledge at www.fatherhood.gov to connect with dads around the country, and held town halls in local communities focusing on responsible fatherhood. The president launched a new Interagency Working Group on Responsible Fatherhood to elimi- nate barriers in public policy that keep dads from kids. Find out more information and get involved at www.fatherhood.gov. "Fatherlessness is an absolutely critical issue facing our nation and we are so pleased to offer the support of more than 4,000 bowl- ing centers across the nation in helping fathers spend time with their children - while enjoying America's largest participation sport," said Steve Johnson, exec- utive director of the BPAA. "Bowling is an excellent eco- nomical, fun activity that can be enjoyed by all ages, while pro- moting physical activity and mentoring. In bowling, the play- ing field is completely level - it is

a sport that truly rewards those

who work hard, show discipline

and focus on improving their game, great values for any dad to teach their child."

Added Johnson, "We are proud to partner with the Obama administration and to do our part to help combat this issue and give back to communities where bowling does business." Fatherlessness has become a growing crisis in America, as rates of father absence are increasing in all demographic groups, and among some con- stituencies fatherlessness has reached emergency proportions - in the African American commu- nity, fathers are absent from 2 out of every 3 households. When dads are not around, young peo- ple are more likely to drop out of school, use drugs, be involved in the criminal justice system, and become young parents them- selves. President Obama's Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative aims to establish sound public policy including increased funding for local responsible fatherhood pro- grams - and partnerships with community groups around the nation. For more information, please visit:

www.fatherhood.gov.

President Obama has said that being a father to Malia and Sasha is the most important job he has. At the same time, growing up without a dad himself, the president under- stands firsthand the holes that fathers leave in their families when they are absent. The president is joining with fathers across the

nation to send a strong message about personal responsibility and 'stepping up to the plate,' while sup- porting fathers who want to be there for their kids. And it doesn't take a lot for dads to step up to the plate. More than money, more than material things, kids simply want fathers to be there.

every

child deserves it. President Obama is supporting this effort through sound public pol- icy - including increased funding for local responsible fatherhood pro- grams - and partnerships with com- munity groups around the nation. He has also launched a new Fatherhood Pledge at www.father- hood.gov to connect with dads and others around the country, and held town halls in local communities focusing on responsible fatherhood. The president has also launched a new Interagency Working Group on Responsible Fatherhood to elimi- nate barriers in public policy that keep dads from kids. Find out more information and get involved at:

Every dad can do that

and

www.fatherhood.gov.

involved at: Every dad can do that and www.fatherhood.gov. Richard Schwager 300 at Hanover EAST HANOVER,

Richard Schwager 300 at Hanover

EAST HANOVER, NJ - Richard Schwager bowled another 300 in the West Morris Thursday Night Men's League at Hanover Lanes, It was his 2nd one this season. Dennis Amoto shot games of 245,259 and 254 for a 757 and the

night's high series followed by Richard Schwager rolling a 734, Mike Potoski 731, Mike Stoyko hit 729 highlighted by a 279 game, Howard Appleboum 726, Jack Safkan 713 Jared Lopez 710 and Tom Schweizer

708.

Stoyko hit 729 highlighted by a 279 game, Howard Appleboum 726, Jack Safkan 713 Jared Lopez
Stoyko hit 729 highlighted by a 279 game, Howard Appleboum 726, Jack Safkan 713 Jared Lopez
Stoyko hit 729 highlighted by a 279 game, Howard Appleboum 726, Jack Safkan 713 Jared Lopez

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Brian O’Flaherty, at 17-years-old, Hit 269-751 at Fair Lawn

By Vince Albrecht FAIR LAWN, NJ – The Stan Niemiec Youth Travel League action took place at Fair Lawn and Pascack Valley senior Brian O’Flaherty showed all present why he is viewed as one of North Jersey’s best high school bowlers. The 17-year-old carved out a season high 751 set on games of 234-269-248 and yet, even with Montvale teammate Bobby McCarthy adding 216-612, Shannon Rossi 179 and 10-year-old Matt Russell 192-

541, the squad managed to take just two points from Holiday in the high- est scoring match of the year. Holiday took two games and the wood point 2851-2839 on tremendous efforts from Ramapo juniors’ Mike Carr 269-681, Kevin Macchia 225-636, West Milford senior Tim Scott 259-

666 and younger brother Jeremy 222.

In other encounters, front running Bowler City I opened up a nine point lead by sweeping past shorthanded Fair Lawn I as the victors got solid scores from the entire quartet: John Draney 213-564, Stacy Fernandez 214-549, Matt Trento 204-532 and Ryan Perez 191-517. Fair Lawn I’s top producer was 11-year-old Steven Plaszky 179-522. After

splitting two tight contests, Bowler City II rode 14-year-old Jason Perez’

196 in the finale to overtake Fair Lawn II, 876-819 and snare the match,

5-2. Leading the scorers for Fair Lawn II were Jake Rollins 223-581 and Justin Floyd 205-578.

Lawn II were Jake Rollins 223-581 and Justin Floyd 205-578. Highlights at the USBC Open Championships
Lawn II were Jake Rollins 223-581 and Justin Floyd 205-578. Highlights at the USBC Open Championships

Highlights at the USBC Open Championships

Oregon bowler fires milestone 300, Anthony Pepe of East Elmhurst, N.Y., struck 29 times

By Matt Cannizzaro - USBC Media Relations

Michael Barber of Gresham, Ore., has enjoyed bowling success at the local and state level, and he experienced a breakout performance at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships on June 26 that earned him a spe- cial place in the tournament record books. The 49-year-old left-hander got off to a slow start this year at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., but found his rhythm in singles. He opened with a 227 game before stringing together 12 consecutive strikes for the 51st perfect game of the 2011 tournament and the 750th in 108 years of USBC Open Championships competition. "This feels fantastic," said Barber, who made his eighth Open Championships appearance and

finished singles with a 171 game for a career-best

698 series. "This is something I strive for every

time I come here. I got one in league, city and state tournaments. This is the next level." When Barber found out the true significance of his achievement, he was surprised there haven't been more 300s in the tournament's long history.

Although the event was contested for the first time in 1901, the first perfect game didn't come until 1913 when William Knox of Philadelphia got the job done in singles. "This means I belong to 750 of the best bowlers that have ever participated at this tournament," said Barber, who bowls league at Mount Hood Lanes in Gresham, Ore., and finished his 2011 tournament campaign with 540 in doubles and

536 in team for a 1,777 all-events total. "It's

remarkable. I would have thought the number would be higher than that." Four other bowlers also shot 300 at the Open Championships that week. Bill Kaelin of Virginia Beach, Va., made the most of a second opportunity at perfection when he rolled the 48th perfect game of the 2011 tour- nament on June 24. Kaelin shot 299 in his second game of singles, and his 202 start left him in seventh place in Regular Singles with 801. He became the 30th bowler in history to roll both a 300 game and 800 series on the tournament lanes, while Ron Bahr of Topeka, Kan., the 2003 Regular Singles champion (837) remains the only bowler with back-to-back 300s. Matt Weggen of Muscatine, Iowa, leads Regular Singles this year with 826. "I didn't really miss the pocket the first game, but I decided to move left and tried to get a little bit softer, and once I moved in, the shot was right there for me," said Kaelin, who made his 24th consecutive tournament appearance. "At the end of the second game, I wanted to make a good shot, but I pulled it. I had some adrenaline and was a little jittery. The 299 would've been a career highlight in itself, and I never thought about doing anything more. I try not to think about too much when I'm out there." Team USA member and first-time Open Championships participant Jarret Mizo of Honolulu also made a run at back-to-back 300s when he closed doubles with 12 consecutive strikes and started singles with 11 more before a 4 pin ended his run. The 24-year-old right-hander finished with a 738 doubles series and teamed with Daniel Miyamoto of Mililani, Hawaii, for a 1,375 total. Mizo's singles effort included games of 299, 209

and 228 for a 736 series, and he added 620 in team for a 2,094 all-events total. "I was really relaxed when we switched pairs for singles," Mizo said. "We watched the people who were there before us and saw they were play- ing in about the same area. I just made a small move, and the shot was still there. I stayed

relaxed until the 10th frame when I realized I had

a real chance at back-to-back 300s. I've never

done that before." Anthony Pepe of East Elmhurst, N.Y., struck 29 times on the way to games of 247, 248 and 300 for a career-best 795 series. He and Alex Cavagnaro of Lindenhurst, N.Y., moved into third place in Regular Doubles with a 1,482 total. Brandon Tarabek and Chad Reiffer of Grand Rapids, Mich., lead with 1,497. The 23-year-old left-hander had the 49th perfect game of the 2011 Open Championships. "On the final shot, I was really nervous," said

Pepe, who made his third tournament appearance and added 672 in team and 651 in singles for a 2,118 all-events total. "I told myself I really need- ed to get the last one. Once I saw all 10 go down,

it felt like a big weight had been lifted off of my

shoulders. When you achieve something like this,

in this type of environment, there are no words to

describe the feeling."

Richard Rathjen Jr. of Naples, Fla., shot 300 in his final game of singles June 26 after starting with games of 201 and 219. His 720 singles set was a career-best, and he added 641 in team and

636 in doubles for a 1,997 all-events total, also

his highest in 19 tournament appearances. His

300 was the 50th of the 2011 event.

"This is a feeling I've never felt before," said Rathjen, a 34-year-old right-hander who made his tournament debut at the 1993 event in Tulsa, Okla., and hasn't missed a year since. "I can't believe I was so emotional. I've shot several 300s, so it's not like I haven't been there before. I've just never been there at this tournament or in an environment like this." This year's 52 perfect games is the second-most in tournament history behind the 2002 event in Billings, Mont., where there were 64. George Palumbo of Henderson, Nev., a 30-year- old right-hander, and Farron Falls of La Mirada, Calif., a 51-year-old right-hander, also rolled 299 games this week.

New Yorker rolls first 300 at Bowlers Journal Championships

On June 24, Professional Bowlers Association champion Brian Ziesig of Levittown, N.Y., rolled the first perfect game of the 2011 Storm Bowlers Journal Championships presented by USBC. The 36-year-old right-hander posted games of 201, 300, 182 and186 on the way to an 869 set. Former Team USA member Andrew Cain of Scottsdale, Ariz., previously owned the year's highest game with 299. The Bowlers Journal Championships is being held alongside the Open Championships for the 65th year. It is being contested at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, and competition runs daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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SPORTS REPORTER

July 6 - 12, 2011

THE

MAGIC

AT

MAJESTIC

Sean Williams 787

HOPELAWN, NJ – Sean Williams led the competition

rolling in the Sunday Nite Mixed League firing games of 242-278-267 for a high series of 787. Elio Carrasco rolled 223-278-212-713, Aaron Williams 236-215-650, Mike Acevedo 214-219-624, and Dave Deli

256.

Elio Carrasco 773

HOPELAWN, NJ - Elio Carrasco topped the Garden State Mixed League firing 229-279-265 for a high series of 773. Jose Medina rolled 246-289-725, Sean Williams 246-215- 655, Sal Angotti 234-220-645, Bill Slattery 257-202-644, Kathleen Pranio 235-200, and Nicole Melchior 223. In the Knights of Columbus League Mark Makwinski shot 279-643, Cid Stentella 220-256-633, John Baginsky 224- 208-629, and Paul Yahnig 212-245-611.

Kevin Mal 763

HOPELAWN, NJ – Kevin Mal led the scoring in the

Middlesex County Classic League firing games of 215-269-

279 for a high series of 763.

Don Richard rolled 266-279-214-759, Jim Kish 257-258- 231-746, Stephen Kertesz 2592-36-246-741, Nelson Alves 204-246-279-730, Len Camporeale 279-249-724, Brian Lynch 288-234-710, Amanda Bemiss 222-229-258-709, John Kertesz 214-236-709, and Amanda Hermann 207-259-

206-672.

Richard Rowley 759

HOPELAWN, NJ- Richard Rowley led the scoring in the Senior No-Tap League firing games of 240-253-266 for the high series of 759. Larry Johnson rolled 219, Wayne Michel 233, and Yolanda Kardos 205.

Sean Williams 737

HOPELAWN, NJ – Sean Williams led all scoring in the Guys and Dolls League rolling games of 268-237-232 to tally the session high series of 737. Justice McDougald rolled 234-269-672, Lauro Perez 232-243-665, Rocco Fortunato 211-258-661, Bill Smith 256-213-659, and Thomas Poulos 227-638.

Steve Venito 974

HOPELAWN, NJ- Steve Venito topped the scoring in the Handicap Doubles League firing games of 236-203- 277-258 for a high series of 974. Rich Funk III rolled 258-257-266-953, Ken Horvath 255-269-235-944, Tim McQueary 256-251-212-221- 940, Chris Bascone 209-201-268-252-830, Lisa Palazzola 224-267-224-913, and Tiffany Newbury 202-

237-214-847.

John Kertesz 727

HOPELAWN, NJ – In the Performance Ball Trios League John Kertesz took the lead position when he shot 234-248-245-727 followed by Dale Schenider tossing 215-232, and Amanda Kertesz with a 214 game.

Paul Harney 698

HOPELAWN, NJ - Paul Harney led the scoring in the Tuesday Nite Trios League firing games of 237-212- 249 for a high series of 698. Richard Gibbons rolled 211-277-680, Justin McDougald 211-207, Bryan Senatore 212, and Michael Simko 213.

Steve Venito 697

HOPELAWN, NJ - Steve Venito led the scoring in the Family League posting games of 226-246-225 for a 697 high set. Bob Nebus rolled 239-213-649, Joe Bloodgood 216- 222-633, Paul Kopko 244-630, Robert McCracken 245, and Susan Bobrowski 212.

Pat Moreno 692

HOPELAWN, NJ – Pat Moreno took game and series honors while rolling in the Gemini Towing League fir- ing games of 278-215 for the session high series of 692. Ron Tanko rolled 235-256-690, Fabio Messina 2072-13- 246-666, Joe Herber 258-204-648, and Vinny Medvetz 245-

226-644.

Sean Williams 691

HOPELAWN, NJ- Sean Williams led all bowlers rolling in the Sunday Nite Mixed League by firing games of 278 and 216 en route to the high series of 691. Mike Acevedo rolled 256-224-667, John Delgado 253- 212-657, and Dave Deli 232.

Joe Herber 688

HOPELAWN, NJ – Joe Herber led the scoring in the Gemini Towing League firing games of 247-213-228 for a high series of 688. John Baginsky rolled 223-224-232-679, Scott Akaleweicz 204-214-231-649, John Baginsky, Jr. 200-248-632, and Myrtle Dunster 217.

Linda Shafer 686

HOPELAWN, NJ – Linda Shafer topped the scoring in the His & Hers League firing games of 221-209-256 for a high series of 686. Michael Holoka shot 269-223-676, Bill Smith 213-224- 234-671, Tom Poulos 207-224-233-664, Jim Hrasna 205- 231-202-638, and Andy Shafer 216-215-630.

Rob Williams 682

HOPELAWN, NJ – Rob Williams led the scoring in the Friday Nite Mixed League tossing games of 245-223-214 for a high series of 682. Eric Hatli rolled 278-644, Roccio Fortunato 2260203-215- 644, Glenn Aiellio 236-221-640, David Andriola 201-230- 201-632, and Melissa Hertenberger 212.

In the Bank League John Sidorko rolled 214-208-620.

Joe Lampariello 749

HOPELAWN, NJ- Joe Lampariello paced the Raritan Bay

Men’s League pitching games of 246-256-247 for the high

749 set.

John Kertesz shot 246-256-247-749, Joey Weisenstein 256-259-226-741, Sean Irvine 224-247-256-727, Rich Nicholls 233-257-236-726, Rob Williams 218-266-235- 719, Lee Kay 279-246-709, and Harriet Deppe 235-201. Kevin Kennelly rolled 244-232-669, Bill Aker, Jr. 228, and SteveN Baum, Jr. 215 in the Thursday Mixed Nuts League.

Dan DeBenedetto 747

HOPELAWN, NJ – Dan DeBenedetto topped the scoring in the Monday Madness League rolling 255-259-233 for a high 747series. Mark Douches rolled 224-216-238-678, Greg Nagy 237- 200-217-654, Michael Kelly 217-246-645, and Nick Viverito 254.

In the Academy Women’s League Erma McClain rolled 203.

Michael Morris 718

HOPELAWN, NJ - Michael Morris topped the scoring in the NJ Turnpike League firing games of

257-216-245 for a high series of

718.

Drew Rucinski rolled 215-213- 257-685, Pat Jones 256-242-639, and Dave Calamito 223.

Bill Venezia 713

HOPELAWN, NJ - Bill Venezia led the scoring in the Atlantic City Trios League firing games of 223-245-

245 for a high series of 713.

Joe Cordisco shot 254-204-652, Erick Kerekes 236-217-647, William Mezier III 236-225-631, and Ralph Doerfler 217-204-605. Andrew Smith rolled 237-235-646, Vinny Medvetz 233, and Mike Serio 232 in the Thursday Nite Mixed League.

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rolled 237-235-646, Vinny Medvetz 233, and Mike Serio 232 in the Thursday Nite Mixed League. G
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