ROCKVILLE CTR, NY – JasonFrench earned top honors in theMonday RVC 4-Man ClassicLeague at Rockville Centre Lanes blasting games of 300-251-279 for an impressive high series of 830.(3 weeks in a row he bowled a 300game).Tom Riccobono hit 290-223-725,Jamaal Braddon 290, Bruno Gerin279-225, Len Ambruso 279-239-257-775, Bill Koste 279, JoeAnderson 235-248-278-761,Matthew Rose 278, John Novichonek 278-235-248-761,David Goldman 279-268-750, andDanny Dong and Willie Fessler 269.
ARLINGTON, Texas - United StatesBowling Congress (USBC) ExecutiveDirector Stu Upson has resigned his position with the organization effectiveimmediately."On behalf of USBC, I want to thank Stu for all he has done for the organiza-tion and our sport," USBC PresidentAndrew Cain said. "Under Stu's leader-ship we have been able to accomplish anumber of important goals in furtheringour strategic plan. As we enter the next phase of our program, we will be lookingto new leadership to further enhance bowling and serve the millions of Americans who enjoy our sport.""I have enjoyed working with theUSBC Board, executive team and our members to help advance the sport we alllove," Upson said. "While there is stillmore work to do, I am confident that I am leaving theUSBC in a stronger and better position. I am grateful for the support and friendships I have gained during my tenureand know that great things are ahead for both the leadershipand members of USBC."Chad Murphy has been named Interim ExecutiveDirector of the United States BowlingCongress (USBC) by President AndrewCain. Murphy currently serves as theInternational Bowling Campus (IBC)Managing Director of YouthDevelopment, a position he's held sinceJanuary of 2012. Murphy will continuein his role supervising IBC YouthDevelopment in addition to InterimExecutive Director duties for USBC.Murphy served as Director of Youthfor the Bowling Proprietors' Associationof America before being elevated to hisrole with IBC Youth Development.Prior to joining the IBC, Murphy heldmanagement positions at ColumbiaIndustries and Ebonite. Earlier in hiscareer, he worked as a team member onthe Professional Bowlers Associationand Professional Women's BowlingAssociation tours for Columbia 300. He is a former mem- ber of Team USA and his playing honors include a silver medal at the 1998 World Tenpin Team Cup in Amsterdamand he was also part of the Ebonite Nitro/R's team that wontwo Grand Championships at the Brunswick World TeamChallenge Series in 1994 and 1996.
Jason Belmonte Defeats Sean Rash in First PBA Super Clash
By Jerry Schneider
Bill Law 300 at Farmingdale
STATEN ISLAND, NY – WillieVeniscofski blasted a 300 game inthe Joe Brezinski MemorialLeague at Rab’s Country Lanes.Tom Hollywood shot 279-258-734, Joe Goodheart 266 -736,Louis Mester 279-728, MikeKeavlana 278-671, Frank Lieggi266, Rob Reimann 257, and SeanLiotone 247.
Willie Veniscofski 300 at Rab’s
FARMINGDALE, NY – Bill Lawearned top honors in theWednesday Early Men HandicapLeague at Farmingdale Lanes fir-ing games of 300 and 252 for ahigh series of 765.Bay Stauder rolled 279-222-245-746, Robert Leventhal 278-200,Ron Hasemann 278, AnthonyGatterdam 269-224, AnthonyLupoll 247-221-268-736, JoeCaracciolo 267-247-702, JosephKelch 262-247-697, Frank Magro226-212-259-697, Paul Verderosa258-228-247-733, and Jeff Gallo258-236-733.
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ALLEN PARK, Mich. – The Professional BowlersAssociation’s fiercest rivalry between the two most recentPBA Players of the Year took center stage on ESPN in aSuper Bowl Sunday head-to-head battle. In the end, 2012-13PBA Player of the Year Jason Belmonte claimed an overallvictory over 2011-12 Player of the Year Sean Rash in theinaugural PBA Super Clash.The PBA Super Clash at Thunderbowl Lanes consisted of three games with the winner of each game earning $2,000and the player accumulating the highest three-game pinfalltotal winning a $10,000 grand prize.The duel didn’t disappoint with Belmonte winning game one,258-238. Rash turned the tables in the second game, 258-241,with Belmonte taking a three-pin lead into the final match.While both players had potentially game-changing splits thatresulted in open frames – Rash left the unusual 3-4-6-7 in thefourth and Belmonte an equally rare 6-7-9 in the sixth – Belmonte was able to maintain the edge with four-strikestrings from the second through fifth frames and again fromthe seventh through 10th frames to win the final match, 244-222, and the overall match, 743-718.Belmonte enjoyed the spoils of a Clash win that came on theheels of winning the 2014 Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions, his thoughts turned to the potential of the eventand how much PBA fans would like to see that kind of rival-ry play out in the future.“I don’t want to lose the traditional way we compete on tour, but if the sport needs something like this to build momentum,I think it’s great,” said Belmonte. “In this case you had two people who don’t particularly like each other competinghead-to-head and, as a participant, I thought it was prettyexciting. But ultimately it will be up to the fans and how theylike it.”Belmonte also believed the made-for-TV event might pro-vide an opportunity to showcase matchups fans would like tosee more often.“You could have a Walter Ray (Williams Jr.) vs. Pete Weber match-up or whoever,” Belmonte, a two-handed player,added. “There’s an opportunity with this kind of event to bring different types of bowlers together to see how theymatch up. I’ll bowl anyone and I know most of the guys outhere feel the same way.“This is another way to think about bowling if we need toincorporate some more entertainment,” Belmonte added.“Again, I want to keep tradition, but if this can help us, I’mall for it.”Like Belmonte, Rash also likes the potential for the clash for-mat.“I think everybody saw a good show and I hope the fansenjoyed it,” Rash said. “This is something we talked aboutdoing for a while, just waiting for the right opportunity. “It’sa great idea and you can put together some great clashes.”During the telecast fans also were able to see point-of-viewvideo images from Belmonte via “Belmo-Vision” – provided by his Google Glass headset. Belmonte used the innovativewearable computer that provides 720 dpi video for the firsttime during Tournament of Champions qualifying.