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July 2 - 8, 2014 Sports Reporter

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ARLINGTON, Texas – Chad Murphy has been named ExecutiveDirector of the UnitedStates BowlingCongress (USBC) bythe USBC Board of Directors. Murphyhad been serving asUSBC InterimExecutive Director since February, 2014.Chad Murphy Reporting to theUSBC Board of Directors, theExecutive Director serves as anofficer of the corporation and hasoverall operational responsibilityfor staff, programs, finance, andexecution of the strategic plan.“Chad Murphy is a highly capa- ble leader that emerged as a natu-ral fit for USBC,” USBCPresident Andrew Cainsaid. “Through his man-agement of IBC YouthDevelopment and in hisrecent role as USBCInterim ExecutiveDirector, Chad hasdemonstrated that he is a bold innovator withremarkable business acu-men.“He also possesses adepth of industry knowledge, alifelong passion for bowling, andan admiration for our volunteersthat will allow USBC to flourishas bowling’s National GoverningBody and premier membershiporganization. I am excited for our future and pleased to have Chadserve as our Executive Director.”See
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Chris Lucchese Blasted 300 At Rockville Centre Lanes
ROCKVILLE CTR, NY – MikeCzaplinski pounded out a 300game along with 227 for a 719series in the Tuesday Late Men’sLeague at Rockville Centre Lanes.Michael Fisch r olled 257-256-720, Dan Conlon 213-245-232-690, Matt Carey 279-213-668,Anthony Bruno 243-224-658,Michael Kearns 277-657, JohnHanlon 266, and Anthony DePace245.
STATEN ISLAND, NY – BobLampariello hit a 300 along with225 for a 720 set in the GoldenOldies at Rab’s Country Lanes.Ben Currao rolled 269, DottyBellantoni 234, Phil Pistilli 216,and Anthony Giberto 212.Dawn Burst shot 226 and JoanneFaillace 216 in the ColonialFuneral Home League.RENO, Nev. - Lisa Friscioni of Saddle Brook, N.J., and KathleenWeissman of Fair Lawn, N.J., com- peted against each other collegiate-ly but joined forces this week at the2014 United States BowlingCongress Women'sChampionships, where they coast-ed into the Division 1 Doubles lead.Weissman, a 30-year-old right-hander, led the way with games of 205, 267 and 238 for a 710 series,and Friscioni, a 29-year-old right-hander, added 194, 267 and 228 for a 689 set and 1,399 doubles total.Jan Schmidt of Hales Corners,Wis., and Sarah Germano of Rochester, N.Y., previously held the top spot with 1,311."It was tough because we started off slow the firstgame," said Friscioni, who made her eighth USBCWomen's Championships appearance. "The lanes played a little different from yesterday. We had a greatsecond game, and that's what really got us going."Friscioni and Weissman's team event was broadcastlive on BowlTV. After putting themselves in a spot tomake a run at the Diamond Division lead, the teamstruggled in the final game, eventually helping Time of Our Life settle into eighth place with 2,442. Lusha'sLadies of Frisco, Texas, lead with 2,651.The pair learned from the mistakes they made in their team event and worked harder as a team during doublesand singles at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center."I felt like we had more motivation today after not bowling well the last game in team," said Weissman,who made her seventh Women's Championshipsappearance. "We talked it over and had much better communication as a teamtoday. That was the key."Friscioni was a member the 2006 NCAA nationalchampionship-winningteam at Fairleigh DickinsonUniversity and earned thetournament's Most ValuablePlayer honor. Weissmanhelped New Jersey CityUniversity to a third-placefinish at the 2004 NCAA National Championship.After graduating, they began to bowl locallytogether, and the 2014event marked their firsttime competing together as doubles partners."We competed a lot against each other," saidFriscioni, who also helped FDU to the 2010 NCAAnational championship as an assistant coach. "Wemoved into the same area after graduation and began toteam up in the same leagues. Collegiate bowling was agreat experience, and this tournament gives us a chanceto get together with all of our friends."Friscioni added sets of 709 in team and 644 in singlesto finish her 2014 tournament with a 2,042 all-eventstotal, which places her second in Division 1 All-Events behind the 2,074 of three-time Women'sChampionships titlist Joey Biondo of Carpentersville,Ill. Weissman finished with 617 in singles and 595 inteam for 1,922.Bowlers competing in Division 1 have entering aver-ages of 190 and above. Teams competing in theDiamond Division have combined entering averages of 725 and above.
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Mike Czaplinski 300 at Rockville Centre Bob Lampariello 300 at Rab’s
Lisa Friscioni, Kathleen Weissman Take Lead at Women's Championships
By Matt Cannizzaro and Aaron Smith
ROCKVILLE CTR, NY – ChrisLucchese blasted a 300 game enroute to a 739 series rolling in theFriday Night Mixed League atRockville Centre Lanes.John Hodge rolled 279, JohnLaBau 258-245-259-762, JosephDiRie 259, Steve Patitucci 256-224-222-702, Paul Smith 258, Nick Graci 251-225, Tim O’Brien247, Al Doerrer 244-231, andGina Lella 240-221-633.LEVITTOWN, NY - Alex Cavagnaro posted a 289game in an 800 series to lead all bowlers rolling in theMonday Charlie Cap Classic at South LevittownLanes. Mike Katz 287, All Day Buccellato 278-756, BuzzGoodman 278-736, David Cummings 278, WillWatson 277, Jason Nikol 270-781, Tavie Caratozzolo269-740, Jason Kubat 268-750, Kyle Ludwig 267-742, Michael Capolongo 267, Lou Barbera 266, RossRobbins 266, Nadine Williams-Clory 279, PattiCacioppo 248, Vonetta Jolliffe 235, and AnthonyD’Elia 730.In the Wednesday Swingtime Seniors it was CappyCaporusso on top with 235-601, Bob Archer 211,Marilyn Johnson 206, Barbara Gaffney 202.Rolling in the Wednesday Early Birds, KathleenPuckhaber took the lead rolling a 240 game followed by Diane Contino with her 201.
Alex Cavagnaro 289-800 at South Levittown Lanes Chad Murphy Named USBCExecutive Director
By Jason Overstreet
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Chad Murphy
USBC photo
Lisa Friscioni and Kathleen Weissman.
July 2 - 8, 2014
RENO, Nev. - Even with a half game to go, there was little doubt ArtisticExpressions 1 of Oklahoma City was going to finish the day atop the stand-ings at the 2014 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships withthe highest score in 111 years of tournament history.ArtisticExpressions1OC2014at465x262.jpgThe only question beingasked at the National Bowling Stadium was how high the bar would beraised. The group answered with a 1,277 final game and 3,720 team tally,159 pins better than Motion Plus Lanes of Cudahy, Wis., which previouslyheld the lead and top spot in the record books with 3,561.Artistic Expressions 1 started the team event with games of 1,255 and1,188 before closing with the sixth-highest game in USBC OpenChampionships competition. Team Turbo Grips of Fort Wayne, Ind., ownsthe single-game record of 1,318, rolled just three days earlier."We knew that if we worked together, eventually this was going to hap- pen," said Pete Thomas, who is the veteran of the team with 16 tournamentappearances. "We practiced on the shot this morning, we practiced a fewtimes during the week and we put in the work. We made some good deci-sions and great ball choices. Before we started, I told them it was an honor to bowl with them. I knew it would be something special. But this special? No one could have predicted that."Ted Pritts led the way for Artistic Expressions 1 on Monday with a 768series and was followed by Thomas (758), Xeno Garcia (752), JimmyMcMartin (736) and Anthony Lavery-Spahr (706)."It's just an amazing feeling," Pritts said. "To be a part of something sospecial is a testament to my teammates and the things we were able to do.For it all to come together for us is incredible. If somebody beats it, we'll allfly out here and shake their hands.""It's like a dream come true," Thomas said. "To know that we've donesomething that no other team has done at Nationals, and by more than 100 pins, is beyond belief. We're excited for what the future holds. This team will be together for a long time, will continue to be humble about it and be excit-ed for what's going to happen in the next few weeks."
Murphy first joined theInternational Bowling Campus(IBC) in 2010 as Director of Youthfor the Bowling Proprietors’Association of America (BPAA).He became IBC Director of YouthDevelopment in 2011 at whichtime he assumed management of USBC youth programs as well. InJanuary of 2012, Murphy earned promotion to IBC ManagingDirector of Youth Development.“Bowling is far more than a pro-fession for me. It is part of myfamily, my fabric and who I am,”Murphy said. “My focus and pas-sion has been serving the sport of  bowling since I joined the campus.I am honored to take on this newrole for USBC and help lead our  National Governing Body andmembership organization for-ward.”Prior to joining the IBC, Murphyheld management positions atColumbia Industries and Ebonite.Earlier in his career, he worked asa team member on theProfessional Bowlers Associationand Professional Women’sBowling Association tours for Columbia 300. He is a former member of Team USA and his playing honors include a silver medal at the 1998 World TenpinTeam Cup in Amsterdam and hewas also part of the Ebonite Nitro/R's team that won twoGrand Championships at theBrunswick World Team ChallengeSeries in 1994 and 1996.The International BowlingCampus will conduct a search for new Managing Director of IBCYouth Development with USBCand BPAA Executive Directorscollaborating on the selection.Murphy will continue to superviseIBC Youth Development until anew leader for the department isnamed.
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Oklahoma Team Shatters Record At USBC Open Championships
By Matt Cannizzaro and Aaron Smith
Tom Baker Wins PBA50 Northern California Classic
By Jerry Schneider
BRENTWOOD, Calif. – Tom Baker of King, N.C., survived a champi-onship match battle of Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famersto win the PBA50 Northern California Classic presented by MOTIV for his 11th career PBA50 Tour title.Baker, a four-time PBA50 Player of the Year, defeated fellow Hall of Famer and PBA50 Tour rookie Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., 290-245, in the title match at Harvest Park Bowl which was also his first winof the season. In the first six tournaments of the 2014 PBA50 Tour sea-son each has been won by a PBA Hall of Famer.“The whole day I had to rely on my equipment,” said the 59-year-oldBaker who also owns 10 PBA Tour titles. “I must have used five or six balls today and the ball I used in the championship match I didn’t evenuse all day.“I was pretty fortunate to be able to bowl for the title,” he continued.“In the round of 16 I was down 2-0 and had to battle back to win the nextthree games to pull it out. I was having a lot of trouble leaving 10 pinson really good shots so it got pretty frustrating.”Ironically Baker avenged a championship match loss to Bohn in theBrentwood Classic PBA Tour tournament in 1998 where Bohn beatBaker 239-222 for the title.“We were talking about that and the one thing I remember about thatmatch is I left a big split that cost me a chance to win the tournament,”Baker said. “Naturally I was hoping history wasn’t going to repeat itself.”With his win, Baker moves into a tie for fourth on the PBA50 Tour career titles list with Gene Stus. John Handegard leads with 14 career titleswith Gary Dickinson and Dale Eagle tied for second with 12 titles each.In the semifinal round, Baker advanced to the championship match bydefeating Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli, 228-195, and Bohn defeat-ed five-time PBA Tour winner Eric Forkel of Las Vegas, 242-198. Bohnand Monacelli were trying for their second titles of the season whileForkel was trying for his first career PBA50 Tour title.Two-time defending champion Walter Ray Williams Jr.’s quest for athird consecutive Northern California Classic win was thwarted with a2-0 defeat in the round-of-8 best-of-three match against Forkel earlier inthe day.
The Professional Bowlers Association and Citizen Potawatomi Nation have reached agreement to return to Shawnee, Okla., for thethird annual PBA Summer Swing in 2015. Dates and other details haveyet to be finalized, but the announcement that the PBA will return toOklahoma was made during the Grand Casino Resort PBA Summer Swing finals by Citizen Potawatomi Nation Chairman John (Rocky)Barrett.It is expected the 2015 program will be similar to the 2014 Summer Swing, with preliminary rounds held at FireLake Bowling Center (alsooperated by the Grand Casino Resort group) with finals held on a spe-cial lane installation in the Grand Event Center in the Grand CasinoResort and Hotel complex.“The PBA is very happy to renew our relationship with the CitizenPotawatomi Nation and Grand Casino Resort group,” said PBACommissioner Tom Clark. “The 2014 event was a terrific experience.Our hosts could not have been more accommodating. FireLake is agreat facility for our preliminary rounds, and the Grand Event Center  provided us with a terrific setting for the finals. We couldn’t be happi-er. It’s great news for the PBA and our members to know a full year inadvance that we’re coming back to Oklahoma.”
July 2 - 8, 2014
 Rob Grieb 740
FARMINGDALE, NY – RobGrieb led the Wednesday FriendsLeague firing games of 214-268-258 for a high series of 740.Tim Jackson rolled 247, Jeff Goldstin 220-214-628, BiranWalsh 243-613, Dan Goldberg216, and Gary Raisman 201.In the Monday Summer SeniorsLeague it was Frank Napolitanoand Sheila Montgoris leading theleague with 189 games followed by Jerry Hoeler with 167, Edna Noonan 166, and Ken Lauri 163.
 Joseph Venezia 683
FARMINGDALE, NY – JosephVenezia led the scoring in theTuesday Party League firing 245-225-213 for a high series of 683.Paul Constantinopoli rolled 267-658, Mike Dease 234-211, Newton Winston 233-201, BrianBeale 226-226-640, and CarolMilliken 223.
 Ryan Winston 676 
FARMINGDALE, NY – RyanWinston led the competitionrolling in the Bowlympics DuoLeague pitching games of 255-243for a high 676 set.Maria Lucente shot 203-203-676,Tyler Guerin 247-235-661, RichValentine 247-218-647, andJoseph Napoli 231-214-639.
 Michael Walsh 676 
FARMINGDALE, NY – MichaelWalsh earned high series honorscontesting in the Monday Summer Trios League firing games of 256-215 for a session high series of 676.Jeremy Toner rolled 262-203-651, Artie Sloman 223-213-212-648, and Rich Valentine 258-211-634.
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Mitch Sacks, Flor Mangasi, RonDeLuca all rolled 279.
Monday 670 Trios
Mike Daus 285, Eric Perez 277,Omar Espinal 270, CaroleDeGroot 268
Tuesday Trios
Adrian Lawson 288, MattDonders 279-715, BobbyKropilak 279, Ron DeLuca 743.
 Steve McNichol 741
STATEN ISLAND, NY – SteveMcNichol led the scoring in theMichael Carbonaro Mixed Leaguefiring a high game of 278 for ahigh series of 741.Jason Todaro rolled 258-716,Victor Correa 245-694, DanGuidone 257-688, Bob Jacobson257-685, Lou Conte 267-674, andAndrew Barbasto 26-662.
 Scott Walsh 735
STATEN ISLAND, NY – ScottWalsh topped the Rab WilkinsonMemorial League firing games of 245-267 for a high series of 735.Mike King shot 248-245-732,Jeff Scire 278-720, KeithWunderich 260-254-715, BillSlattery 246-696, Joe Goodheart257-696, Seto Jew 243-690, AndyForminio 263-685, and DennisScire 249-685.
 Matt Cohen 724
STATEN ISLAND, NY – MattCohen led the scoring in theFriday Nite Mixed QuartetsLeague firing games of 265-256for a high series of 724.John Saker rolled 691, AshleyGottlieb 221-215-226-662, MikeVignola and Gene Ledger 257,John Gonzalez 249, and RossGottlieb 245.
 Anne Rubilotta 69
STATEN ISLAND, NY – AnneMarie Rubilotta led the scoring inthe Tuesday Earlybirds League fir-ing games of 214-226-257 for ahigh series of 697.Linda Napolitano shot 216, andAziza Abdelkadar and JoanneSoto shot 206.
Junior Gold Program Sets Membership Record
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ARLINGTON, Texas – The Junior Gold program has set a record for memberships for the 2013-2014 season and the Junior GoldChampionships presented by Track, Columbia 300, Ebonite andHammer could break last year’s record for number of participants.The Junior Gold program recently surpassed the 5,000-memberships barrier for the first time. The membership total shatters the record of 4,376 United States Bowling Congress Youth members who joined theJunior Gold program last season.“More youth bowlers and parents see the opportunity to earn scholar-ships and compete against bowlers from throughout the country at theJunior Gold Championships,” said Chad Murphy, USBC InterimExecutive Director and Managing Director of the International BowlingCampus (IBC) Youth Development. “The continued growth of the pro-gram and tournament is a testament to the work being done by youthdirectors and Junior Gold league and tournament coordinators whounderstand the value of the program and competitive bowling for youth bowlers.The 2014 Junior Gold Championships will take place July 12-18 in theBuffalo, N.Y., area. More than 2,600 youth bowlers have qualified for the tournament, which will debut an Under 12 division this year. Lastyear’s tournament drew just more than 2,000 participants.The first Junior Gold tournament, called the USA Junior Gold NationalBowling Championships, was held in 1998 at the National BowlingStadium in Reno, Nev., and drew 538 participants.

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