August 20 - 26, 2014
AT RABS COUNTRY LANES
Hank Allen Immaculatta D’Elia
Chuck Pezzano Joan Taylor Pat McDonough
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Some of the things that makebowling so great are also thethings that make it one of the mostcomplicated competitive sports foroutsiders to understand.For instance, in most sportsthere is a somewhat cut and driedlegal line dividing amateurs frompros. In most cases, it is tied tomoney earnings. Simply put, if you make money in a sport, or tryto make money competing in asport, you are a pro. If you don'taccept money or valuable andhigh costing merchandise prizes,then you are an amateur.In bowling that distinction isbased on whether you're a mem-ber of a professional bowlingorganization or on some vagueguidelines as to what constitutes aprofessional. Ability means noth-ing. Earnings mean next to noth-ing. So we have a situation where-by an amateur can win $100,000,or even a million, and for all prac-tical purposes, remain an ama-teur.On the other side you have theprofessionals. It isn't the most dif-ficult task to become a member of a pro bowling organization. Theyare many pros that don't win$1,000 in a year, and there aresome who don't win $100.Still, many tournament promot-ers and many organizations in thesport bar pros of any sort. Thereare many, many big money win-ning so-called amateurs with morethan adequate professional ability.And there more than enough onpaper pros.So where does all this put bowl-ing? It puts us on the top rung of confusion, with an A in misunder-standing, and highest honors innonstandardization, inexplicablerules, and undefinable regulations.There was a day when mostbowlers, within their averagerange class, wanted to bowl withand against the best, and so soughtcompetition a bit higher than theirlevel. Today, a host of top level,pro ability bowlers won't join apro group because that will barthem from certain tournaments.So they stay as non-pros, and oftenare rewarded because much of their top level competition isbarred.Man is a competitive animal,and so are bowlers, but they aren'tstupid it's always easier to take theeasy way out and in many casesbowling makes that possible.It could be that the easy way forbowlers is also the easier way forleague and tournament promotersdo what you must, to gain themost participants, including easyscoring and all forms of bowlinggambling.It could be that bowling man-ages to survive with many bowlerswho are just looking for a fewhours of diversion to get awayfrom something and really aren'tinto bowling, but are into what thebowling atmosphere can provide,some fun, some mixing, somerecreation, some exercise, andsome escape.But the lasting and stick-to-itappeal of the game must be inbowlers wanting to learn moreabout the sport, wanting toimprove, and wanting to be com-petitive, and that doesn't mean just for big money.Earl Anthony was just as com-petitively shooting for a two-inchhigh trophy as he is when he'sgoing for $100,000. And there arebowlers of all averages who are just as competitive as Anthony.What does it all mean? It meansthat bowling must first and fore-most be a sport. It means thatthere must be a second and thirdlook at the rules governing junior,high school, college, amateur andpro bowlers. it means we mustuncomplicate our most complicat-ed areas as soon as possible.
Kevin Buono 726
STATEN ISLAND, NY – Kevin Buono led the scoring in the Junior Scholarship Doubles League firing games of 244-247-235 for a highseries of 726.Michael Joyce rolled 210-234-258-702, Casey Sparacio 216-236-247-699, Carla Spoto 202-214-236-652, and Michael Schembari 245-626.
Al Felline 700
STATEN ISLAND, NY – Al Felline topped the scoring in the Senior Men’s League firing games of 255-227-248 for a high series of 700.Don Schwed rolled 257-225-681, Santo Lisa 223-213-237-673, JoeSessa 266, Bill Hillis 235, and Randy Viscuso 227.In another session Don Schwed rolled 259-256-656, John Sorrentino236, John Eadicicco 258-660, and Ed Rubino 216.
Ron Guy 696
STATEN ISLAND, NY – Ron Guy led the scoring in the Senior Men’sLeague firing games of 201-258-237 for a high series of 696.Don Schwed rolled 250-248-693, Sal Puma 215-245-208-668, Frank Polizzi 246-206-201-653, and Lou Dalto 266-205-643.
Don Schwed 696
STATEN ISLAND, NY – Don Schwed led the scoring in the Senior Men’s League firing games of 268-247 for a high series of 696.Ben Johnson rolled 257-227-683, Richie Taeschner 244, Al Felline210-255-660, and Bernie Weissman 225-212.Carla
681STATEN ISLAND, NY – Carla Spote led the scoring in the Junior Scholarship League firing games of 214-231-236 for a high series of 681.Mike Tellefsen rolled 220-225, Jonathan Petrizzi 227-226, KevinBuono 251, and Matt Cavais 235.
Anthony Gilberto 228
STATEN ISLAND, NY – Anthony Gilberto rolled 228, Howard Weiss205, Ralph Loggia 202, and Connie McNally 200 in the Golden OldiesLeague.In another session Frank Wainwright shot 224, Artie White 212,Ralph Loggia 210, Connie McNaly 187, and Alexis Boyd 181.
Mike Blum 801at Howell Lanes
By John Jennings
HOWELL, NJ - Mike Blum hadhigh game 298 and high series 801while rolling in the Monday NightMadness at Howell Lanes. Scott McIvor had a 279-705,Megan McGinley tossed a 223-632 for top women’s scoresIn another session MarvinHidalgo-Mora pounded the highseries 739 with a 266 game, JamesMacCloud 265 and RodneyCassano 257. Top women’s gamewent to Janine Smith and TheresaGarvey each tossing a 202.In yet another meeting MarvinHidalgo-Mora hit 268 with subVinny Coniglione taking high setat 677. Joe Horvath fired a 265-657 and sub Anthony Ruffino 661.High for the women series andgame went to Janine Smith, fol-lowed by Megan McGinley 224.
Kelly PutaskiTops at Howell
By John Jennings
HOWELL, NJ - In week 3, KellyPutaski had high game of theCoors Light Trio at Howell Laneswith a 267 and 673 series (86 pinsabove average). Tom Antus, 2ndhigh game 266 and 2nd high series721 (94 pins above average). Highseries went to Mike Kavaler with a749-259-258 (126 pins aboveaverage). Pete Marino whippedup a 695 also with a 258 game tono avail versus Team 11 and TomVonofrio (94 pins above average)with a 628 series. Cate McCarthy had high women’sgame 202. More Better and Team2 were tied for first place at 21-6.Girls Girls Girls are 20-7; andthree teams, Teams 15, Team 14,and Team 11, are tied at 18-9.