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January 12, 2011 Sports Reporter

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The East's Most Read Bowling Weekly 
Sports Reporter
The Nation's Leading Bowling Tournament Newspaper Since 1940
Vol. 71 No. 45 January 12 - 18, 2011 . 50 cents
HAVESTRAW, NY – Chris Keanetopped the scoring in the Boyz Nite Out League at Hi-Tor Lanesfiring a 288 game in the highseries of 803.Anthony DePalma shot 278-755,Emerito Castro 269, and VickyDelle Femine 217ELMWOOD PARK, NJ – DavidDeRosa collected his career first300 game while rolling in theFriday 1050 Major League atParkway Lanes.Vic Padilla hit 803, Justin Sloan775, Tom Schlomann 290-773,Kathleen Weissman 756, Chuck Trimblett 296-755, John Cosentini299-743, Al Winkler 731, TonyAmentea 729, Tom Redmon 709,Joe Brulato 707, and Jim Viola702.
Chris Keane 803 at Hi-Tor Lanes
 NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - SamMaccarone of Sewell captured his secondstate title in 2010 at the 29th New JerseyState Bowling Association MastersTournament at Brunswick Zone Carolier in North Brunswick. He previously wonthe Senior Masters title in November 2010.Maccarone after qualifying twelfth withan eight-game score of 1749 (Justin Sloanof Fair Lawn, was the leading qualifier with an 1893) then compiled a 6-1 match play record with a 230 tourney average. Inthe two-game match play finals he defeat-ed Walter McKnight of Brick, 445-378.Maccarone then defeated CharlesAnderson of Sloatsburg, NY, (the 2001Masters Champion) 476-451. He went onto beat Rob Hoffman of Freehold 481-420.Continuing his winning streak, he then topped SeanRiccardi of Piscataway 466-374, followed byMatthew O’Grady of South Amboy 467-392, to gainentry to the Championship match to face SeanRiccardi the survivor of the loser’s bracket.Riccardi earned his way to the championship matchgoing through the winners bracket defeating J.D.Santalucia of North Brunswick (1999 MastersChampion) 463-384, William Ripley of Burlington473-393, Kevin Cartier of Beverly (1998 MastersChampion) 497-495, before meeting Sam Maccaronein the fourth match which sent him into the losers bracket. Riccardi then defeated Cartier again 482-396,Michael Mullin of Congers, NY, 468-352, andO’Grady 458-442, to meet Maccarone in theChampionship matches.In the championship match, Maccarone had his firstdefeat by challenger Sean Riccardi, where Riccardiwas the victor with 491 to Maccarone’s 478. Thisforced a second match for the Championship of thetournament, and Sam Maccarone rose to the occasionto claim the Championship with 503-410, whichincluded a 300 game by Maccarone.Honor scores bowled in the tournament were: 300game rolled by Sam Maccarone; 11-in-a-row gameswere rolled by Sean Riccardi (3), Matt O’Grady andGary Budra of Howell.160 participated in the tournament.
Sam Maccarone Tops Sean RiccardiTo Win NJ State Masters Title
By Joanne Ramsey
The 2011 USBC Women's Championships Also Extended 
Tournament co-manager, Joanne Ramsey with runner-up,Sean Riccardi, event champion Sam Maccarone and co-man-ager, Ray Yates.
Michael Lawrence Hit 300In Plau Post at Hy-Way Bowl
UNION, NJ – Michael Lawrence blasted a 300 game to lead thecompetition in the Plau Post91/Monday Nite Minor League atHy-Way Bowl.Jay David shot 246-236-247-729,Alton Jenkins 235-256-237-728,and Charles Sansone 244-222-235-711.HOPELAWN, NJ – Jeff Scireearned top scoring honors in theMadison Park Men’s League atMajestic Lanes firing perfectwith a 300 game then added anear perfect 299 finishing with a248 game and the session highseries of 847.John Kaminski rolled 268-257-259-784, Jeff Kubasak 223-267-248-738, Bob Crandall 278-213-235-726, Neal A. Linder 201-276-246-723, Michael Dinaburg 247-235-234-716, Dan Dunleavy 247-267-708, and Wayne Yesalonis244-236-223-703.
Jeff Scire Blasted 300-299-847At Majestic Lanes
ARLINGTON, Texas - The United States BowlingCongress Open Championships is the can't-miss eventfor tens of thousands of bowlers each year, and there'sstill time to be a part of the historic 2011 tournament.The entry deadline has been extended to Jan. 15, soteams not yet entered still have a chance to join the60,000 bowlers who already have their sights set on ashare of the $5 million prize fund.The upcoming event will begin its 122-day run March4 and is scheduled to conclude July 3. Bowlers from all50 states and several foreign countries will converge onthe one-of-a-kind, 78-lane National Bowling Stadium inReno, Nev., which has been the site of many memorabletournament moments.The 2011 event marks the tournament's record 10th tripto Reno and seventh visit to the National BowlingStadium. It also will be the first time an event has beenheld in the same city in back-to-back years. The 2010tournament drew 14,189 teams to "The Biggest LittleCity in the World."For bowlers looking for extra opportunities to cash inon the championship lanes, there's always a variety of side events and jackpots available on-site, including tra-ditional brackets, strike jackpots and side pots.A few enhancements to the brackets menu in 2011include the availability of $5 brackets and ClassifiedCash-O-Matic brackets during doubles and singles,while three new products give more bowlers a chance towin:Off-the-Sheet Jackpot Bowlers who go "off the sheet"and finish a game with at least five strikes (frames eight-12) will split the accumulated jackpot at the end of thetournament. For $20, you will have nine opportunities tocash in on this exciting new product.Senior Side Event This is just for senior bowlers, age50 and older (on day of competition). For a $25 entry fee paid at the brackets window, bowlers will be entered intotwo special senior-only prize funds (singles and all-events). Both categories will feature a 1:4.5 cash ratio.Singles and all-events totals from the main tournamentwill be used for this product.Ultimate Mulligan Designed for super seniors (bowlersage 60 and older the day they compete), the UltimateMulligan requires entrants to compile their three highestgames of the 2011 tournament to arrive at their UltimateMulligan series score. Then, they will see how their three-game set holds up for the duration of the tourna-ment. The Ultimate Mulligan features a prize-fund-style payout with a cash ratio of 1:4.5. The entry fee is $20.There are still prime spots available for 2011. For moreinformation, visit BOWL.com/openchamp or call thetournament entries department at 800-514-2695.
There also are plenty of spots available for bowlersinterested in competing in the 2011 USBC Women'sChampionships in Syracuse, N.Y. More than 6,000teams are expected to compete in the event, whichbegins April 7 and runs until July 3. The deadline forthe Women's Championships is Jan. 15, 2011. Formore information and available times, visitBOWL.com/womenschamp.
January 12 - 18, 2011
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Lil Wayne, Nelly, Reggie BushJoin Chris Paul PBA CelebrityInvitational Field
 Hip-hop, NFL, NBA stars team up with PBA champions for Super Bowl Sunday telecast 
By Bill Vint |
 PBA Media Relations
 NEW ORLEANS, La. – Celebrity A-listers competed on the lanes with professional bowlers for charity last week. Hip-hop giants Lil Wayne and Nelly, along with New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush joinedfive PBA champions and host Chris Paul of the New Orleans Hornets for the third annual Chris Paul PBA Celebrity Invitational at Riverboat Laneson the New Orleans Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base.The pro/celebrity doubles event, which supports Paul’s charitable CP3Foundation, will air on ESPN on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 6 at 4 p.m. ET,for the third straight year as part of the PBA’s TV schedule.PBA Tour stars participating were PBA Hall of Famers Pete Weber and Norm Duke, former PBA Rookies of the Year Jason Belmonte and RhinoPage, and former PBA Player of the Year Wes Malott.The standing-room-only crowd consisted of personnel from all four  branches of the military and their families from the Naval Air StationJoint Reserve Base.“The Chris Paul PBA Celebrity Invitational has grown to be one of our most anticipated events every year,” said PBA Deputy Commissioner Tom Clark. “Chris and his superstar friends love bowling with our starsand the PBA is proud to partner with the Paul family on behalf of the CP3Foundation, which continues to brighten kids’ lives.”In the doubles competition, Weber paired with fellow St. Louis native Nelly, Duke teamed up with Lil Wayne, and Malott and Bush were animposing pairing. Belmonte and Paul partnered in an effort to defendtheir title. The teams competed in a stepladder finals for the unique ChrisPaul PBA Celebrity Invitational trophy. Page took on the four celebritiesin a new “Super Clash” shootout to kick off the festivities. NBA superstar LeBron James and the PBA’s Jason Couch teamed up towin the inaugural Chris Paul PBA Celebrity Invitational in 2008. Other celebrities who have competed in the event’s history include DwyaneWade, Kevin Durant, Ludacris, Lamar Woodley, Jack Del Rio and HinesWard.Paul founded his CP3 Foundation in 2005 as a tribute to his late grand-father and the Winston-Salem, N.C., community where he grew up andstarred at Wake Forest. The foundation has provided funding for activitiesranging from a scholarship program to food drives to recreational support programs for underprivileged children in both Winston-Salem and NewOrleans.Paul, an avid bowler who frequently refers to bowling as his “second-favorite sport,” is on his way to another NBA All-Star season. Both LilWayne and Nelly are Grammy-award winning artists with new recordingscurrently at the top of the Billboard charts. Former USC star Bush helpedthe Saints win their first Super Bowl title earlier in 2010.“What better way to get ready for the big game on Super Bowl Sundaythan watch this spectacular PBA event earlier in the day on ESPN?” Clark said. “Not only are the bowlers and celebrities great personalities, theyshare a love of the sport of bowling and competition at the highest level.”
ARLINGTON, Texas - Membersof United States BowlingCongress Sport Bowling leagueswill have the chance to win anall-expenses-paid trip to an ulti-mate Team USA ExperienceFantasy Camp.Six winners will be invited tovisit the International BowlingCampus in Arlington, Texas,where they will train with TeamUSA coaches at the InternationalTraining and Research Center and then take on six members of Team USA in a special competi-tion broadcast live onBOWL.com."This is the ultimate opportuni-ty for our Sport Bowling mem- bers to learn from the sport's bestcoaches and get to meet membersof Team USA," USBC ManagingDirector of Marketing andMembership Kevin Terry said."This program also provideseven more value to SportBowling membership."To be eligible, USBC SportBowling members simply need toshoot a 200 game or higher in aUSBC-certified Sport Bowlingleague between Jan. 1 and Dec.31, 2011 and then fill out theentry form on BOWL.com.Two semifinalists will beselected on the first day of eachmonth beginning Feb. 1. StartingMarch 15 and continuing everyother month, the four most recentsemifinalists will face off in anonline poll on BOWL.com. For example, two semifinalists will be selected in January and twomore in February. Those four will face off in the online pollstarting March 15. After 14 daysof voting, the top vote-getter willwin a trip to the Fantasy Camp totake advantage of the technologyavailable at the ITRC.The ITRC is home to some of the most innovative and cutting-edge coaching technologiesavailable in the bowling industrytoday, including high-speedvideo cameras, motion-capturedevices, foot-pressure sensorsand goggles enhanced with cam-eras to show exactly where a player is looking during theapproach and delivery. A DVR system also is in place and canrecord any video feed to let a bowler see what they did on their last shot as soon as they step off the lane.Other technology includesComputer-Aided TrackingSystem, known as C.A.T.S.which consists of a series of sen-sors placed along the lane thatmeasure aspects of a bowler'sgame such as ball speed, accura-cy, launch angle, and break-pointcontrol. CA.T.S. is combinedwith BowlersMAP, which breaksdown video of the players, togive the athletes a real-time look at their games.A United States OlympicCommittee-recognized trainingcenter, the ITRC is a joint ven-ture of USBC and the BowlingProprietors' Association of America. It is the most innova-tive and advanced training,research and testing facility inthe sport of bowling with 14lanes for training and six for research and testing.For more information on theTeam USA Experience FantasyCamp contest, visit: bowl.com/sportbowling.
Reggie Bush, Nelly, Lil Wayne and Chris Paul.
John Archibald
ARLINGTON, Texas – JohnArchibald of Webster Groves, Ill.,a United States Bowling CongressHall of Fame member, died Jan. 3.He was 85.The veteran bowling writer worked for more than four decades for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. After his retirement in1990, he continued to write bowl-ing columns until 1993. He wasinducted into the USBC Hall of Fame in 1996 for MeritoriousService.Before his induction, Archibalddiscussed how he tried to find themost human item to start his stories.“I want to hook the reader,whether a bowler or not, and min-imize the lingo and stats,” he said.“They turn off most people. Ialways try to remember the longer I write, the more readers I lose.”He began working for the Post-Dispatch as a sportswriter after graduating from the University of Missouri in 1949. After coveringsports for 20 years, he became thenewspaper’s first television criticin 1971, and then turned to featurewriting in 1977.But the one constant during hiscareer was his coverage of bowl-ing. After he moved from the sportsdepartment, he continued to write bowling columns for the section.He covered major tournamentssuch as the Bowling Proprietors’Association of America All-Star events, the World Invitational,USBC Masters and the FirestoneTournament of Champions.For 25 years he wrote the yearly bowling summary for Encyclopedia Britannica’s Book of the Year. He also wrote a book,Bowling for Boys and Girls,which was published in 1963.During his career, he won morethan 50 bowling writing awards,including six PBA writing compe-tition awards. He was inductedinto the PBA Hall of Fame for Meritorious Service in 1989.Archibald also served as presidentof the Bowling WritersAssociation of America in 1970and is a member of the Greater St.Louis Bowling Association Hallof Fame.
January 12 - 18, 2011

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