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Vol. 73 No.40 December 5 - 11, 2012 50 cents
BROOKLYN, NY - Maple host-ed it 4th 9-Pin Tap Tournamentrecenty and added Marc Avena toits history of "real 300" bowlers ashe posted his 1st career 300.Tournament winners wereJeremiah Readie and MindyJoseph.
Michael Brus III 300 at Majestic
Marc Avena Rolled a 300 Game inTournament Play at Maple Lanes
HOPELAWN, NJ - Michael BrusIII topped the scoring in theMadison Park Men’s League atMajestic Lanes firing games of 205-300-213 for a high series of 718.Javier Ramos rolled 246-211-232-709, Matthew Manenty 223-279-693, Michael Consiglio 249-209-228-686, Eric Velazquez 224-247-670and Jessica Medoro 217.
Nick Klager 300 at Coram Country
CORAM, NY - Nick Klager shota 300 in the Monday Night Toss-ups Mixed League at CoramCountry Lanes and Mark Kleincame real close to perfect with 299.Doug Dwyer shot a 290 inHigh Rollers Men’s League onThursday and Rich Simeone shot a254 in our Leisure Glen Seniors.Aaron Fox, a junior bowler,shot a 278 en route to a 723 in theSunday Family Affair league fol-lowed by Drew Esposito also a junior posting a 277.ROCKAWAY, NJ - GeorgeDakak Jr. tossed a 300 game in a707 set but it was Donal Bryantwith his 299 game that took highseries honors with a 782 whilecontesting in the RockawayFoursome League at RockawayLanesPeter Furio bowled 254-719,Joan Dakak 218-589, LisaDiNapoli 212-619, and Rosa Bono197-522
George Dakak Jr. Blasted a 300,Donal Bryant 299-782 at Rockaway
Las Vegas, Nev. – Amateur George Gohagan III of Roswell, Ga., defeated Shannon Pluhowsky of Kettering,Ohio, on the fourth shot in a one-ball sudden death roll off,10-9, after they tied at 224-224, to win the ProfessionalBowlers Association All Region South Point Open at SouthPoint Bowling Center on Saturday, Nov. 10. The playersthrew three matching strikes in the roll-off before Gohagan broke the tie on the fourth attempt.In a companion event held in conjunction with the GEICOPBA World Series of Bowling IV, amateur Adam Ishman of Las Vegas and Barrett defeated amateur Raul Rosales of ElMonte, Calif. and Michael Haugen Jr. of Carefree, Ariz.,502-459, to win the PBA West Region Member/Non-Member Doubles on Sunday.Gohagan, who earned $3,500, defeated England’s DomBarrett, 300-298, in a nail-biting semifinal round to advanceto the title match while Pluhowsky ousted Tom Daugherty of Wesley Chapel, Fla., 247-236, in the other semifinal match.The All Region South Point Open included two other stun-ning matches, both involving the finalists. Barrett won his best-of-three-game Round of 8 match against Kyle Troup of Taylorsville, N.C., by winning an 11-ball sudden death roll-off after they tied a 280-280 in game two. Both players threw10 strikes in a row before Troup left a pin standing on his 11thattempt.Gohagan and Ron Nelson Jr. of Bridgeview, Ill., battled toa 300-300 tie in the second game of their best-of-five Roundof 16 match, and each then threw three strikes in the roll-off before Gohagan’s fourth strike eliminated Nelson’s seven-count. Gohagan went on to win the contest, 3-2, with a 268-253 win in game five.In the doubles event, first-time partners Ishman and Barrettearned $4,400. They eliminated Chris Klerk of Chandler,Ariz. and Martin Larsen of Sweden, 485-461, in the semifi-nal round while Rosales and Haugen edged Vince Wood of Moreno Valley, Calif. and Eddie VanDaniker Jr. of Chatsworth, Calif., 438-434, in their semifinal round match.The All Region South Point Open drew an internationalfield of 157 competitors while the Member/Non-Member Doubles drew a field of 66 teams.
Joe Goertz Memorial Junior Gold Scholarship Bowling Tournament at Ocean LanesGeorgia’s George Gohagan IIIWins PBA All Region South Point Open
Ishman and Barrett team up for Member/Non-Member Doubles Crown
LAKEWOOD, NJ - The Joe Goertz Memorial Junior GoldScholarship Bowling Tournament contested at Ocean Lanesis actually two tournaments in one. The first being a hand-icapped junior tournament, with a girls and boys division.The boys’ handicap division first five places were RobbieGuzman with a 682 scratch series and a 727 handicap series.Second place was Noah Zawadzky 695, third was RyanPitcher 689, and tied for fourth and fifth were JohnBoughton 681 and Andrew Lazarchick 681. The girls’ hand-icap division was won by Allyson Taureck with a scratchseries of 545 and a 707 handicap series. Second place wasAlexandria Laurenzano 688, third place Paige Peters 686,fourth was Katie Hagan 674 and fifth was Abigail Hulse656.The second part of the tournament is a scratch one divisionsport shot NEC pattern in which 4 games are bowled and thetop 16 move to a double elimination tournament with win-ner and loser brackets.The top 16 moving to the finals in order of finish for thefirst 4 games were: First Matt Russo with a 787 followed byAmber MacLeod 753, Shawn Kollmer 726, Leanne Reed726, Shaun Dillon 703, Lauren Hoffman 703, JessicaZalewski 698, Domenick Luongo 681, Victoria Boughton673, Matt Clark 665, Faith Meder 663, Tyler Wolfe 662,Steven Kotowski 659, Amanda Romano 658, Don Kane 657and Mike Melillo 647. Seven of the top 16 this year weregirls in the scratch competition.After the first elimination set – Melillo, Romano, Meder and Clark were eliminated, thus tied for 13th. In the next setLuongo, Wolfe, Reed and Kane were eliminated thus finish-ing 9th. In the winners bracket Kollmer beat Russo andHoffman beat Zalewski and in the elimination matchMacLeod defeated Kotowski and Boughton defeated Dillon.This was followed by Russo eliminating MacLeod andBoughton defeating Zalewski. Kollmer then defeatedHoffman in the winners bracket and Russo eliminatedBoughton. In the semi-finals Matt Russo then defeatedLauren Hoffman to set up a rematch of Shawn Kollmer vs.Matt Russo. Russo took the final two games from Kollmer to win the championship. The top five positions were MattRusso, Shawn Kollmer, Lauren Hoffman, Victoria Boughtonand with a fifth place tie between Jessica Zalewski andAmber MacLeod. The junior gold positions were won byVictoria Boughton for the girls and Shawn Kollmer for the boys.HACKENSACK, NJ - In theTuesday 6:30 4-man there was notone, but a pair of 300 games asCraig Born and Jon Masur both hit300. Born to complete a 716 seriesand Masur to complete a 743series.That's not to say that thereweren't other good scores as Jae-san Santander rolled 764 for ses-sion high series followed by GregRucker with a 705, Tom Fojtlin731, Mike Brenner Sr. 705, MasonGetto 725 and Frank Ghyliotti 753.In another session John Carmodytossed 740, Joey Verace 720, JasonPlump 713, Nick LaBruna 712,David Schwartz 710, FredStaniewicz 707, and DennisHudson rolled a 700.
Craig Born, Jon Masur 300 at Bowler City