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August 3, 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. 72 No. 22 August 3 - 9, 2011 50 cents
WAYNE, NJ – Bob Lipinski blast-ed a 300 game in the ThursdayDoubles League at T-BowlLanes.Jim Hosier shot 275, HarveyEly 268-258-752, JameyDeSanto 255, John Cavalcante249, Rick Warren and Matt Snell246, and Joanne Egan 236.
Jay Pintus, Jay Vaccaro 300-794At Majestic Lanes
Danny Wiseman Wins PBAEast Region Cap Card Open
By Russ Mills
Jim Zimmerman Hit 299-1026At Holiday Bowl
OAKLAND, NJ – JimZimmerman topped the scoringin the Heineken Summer TrioLeague at Holiday Bowl firinggames of 299-253-246-228 for ahigh series of 1026.Pat Powell rolled a near-perfect299 game as well. Nick Wells rolled 247-268-246-245-1006, followed by ShawnAiello with 258-279-980, JasonCorning 279-257-975, BillHowell III 256-247-975, JoeTruchan 265-236-936, Joey Nelson 255-237-931, MikeMullin 249-258-929, CharlesAnderson 242-238-905, MikeMorgan 244-243-903, and BobLipinski 248-232-902.HOPELAWN, NJ – Jay Pintusearned top honors in the MondayMain Event League at MajesticLanes firing games of 244-256 before hitting a 300 to tally thehigh series of 800. Jay Vaccaroalso blasted a 300 game, alongwith games of 277 and 217 for a794 set.Bill Daunno rolled 268-258-213-739, Peter Labella, Jr. 257-268-212-737, Sean McAuliffe 257-248-234-736, Eric Oppenheimer 238-237-256-731, Nick Viverito247-256-219-722, MatthewManenty 268-236-202-706, andSuzan McGettigan 203-246.RENO, Nev. - Casey Murphy of Nixa, Mo., likes to preparefor the United States Bowling Congress OpenChampionships by competing at the nearby Storm BowlersJournal Championships presented by USBC.The 32-year-old right-hander enjoys the challenging lanecondition because it gives him a chance to get his arm-swing loose and make sure his skills are as sharp as possi- ble. This year, the extra effort helped him to a $10,000 pay-day as the event's Open Singles champion."It feels great," said Murphy, who rolled games of 267,277, 187 and 259 for a 990 total. "I've worked really hardon my game, and winning this lets me know the hard work is paying off. It's really hard to put into words."Murphy lives just north of Joplin, Mo., where a devastat-ing tornado touched down a little more than a month ago.Murphy and his teammates were just happy to get to Renowithout issue."It really puts everything into perspective," said Murphy,a software engineer for ANPAC, who bowls league atEnterprise Park Lanes. "We heard some of the death tollnumbers while we were bowling. We were lucky to get toReno. The Bowlers Journal really turned my week into a positive."In the tournament's Open Doubles battle, Paul Stolp of Edison, N.J., and Sean Riccardi of Piscataway, N.J.,emerged victorious with a 1,842 effort. Stolp led the duowith games of 257, 277, 228 and 185 for a 947 total, whileRiccardi added 247, 193, 221 and 234 for an 895 total and$7,500 prize check.Riccardi rolled a 300 game at the 2009 OpenChampionships, which helped him to top-10 finishes inRegular Singles and Regular All-Events, but he's happy toshare this success with his friend."This feels really good," Riccardi said. "We thought 1,800was a good score, but we didn't think it would hold up. Wesaw some big names come through and not beat us, so wethought we had a really good chance after all. It's prettycool. I'm happy to help Paul get a title. He's wanted one for a while, and he bowled really well. "Fresh off another solid performance at the USBC OpenChampionships, 2007 Regular Team champion BryonSmith of Roseburg, Ore., took his skills across town to theGrand Sierra Resort and claimed the Classic Singles title atthe 2011 Bowlers Journal Championships with a 951 set.He posted games of 264, 193, 236 and 258 to win the$1,600 top prize, and the effort also helped the 2003 USBCMasters winner to a share of the top spot on the Dual Entry prize list along with Brett Wolfe of Tempe, Ariz., the 2002Masters champion, who rolled a 951 set on the way to athird-place finish in Open Singles. They each received $550for topping the Dual Entry standings.
Storm B. J. Championships
page 7
Paul Stolp and Sean Riccardi Win Open DoublesAt Storm Bowlers Journal Championships
By Matt Cannizzaro
Bob Lipinski 300 at T-Bowl
LEBANON, Pa.– Danny Wiseman of Baltimore, defeated Tommy Gollick of Oberlin, Pa., 289-229, to win theProfessional Bowlers AssociationEast Region Cap Card Open at Cedar Lanes Sunday.The win was Wiseman’s 9th career regional title. Wiseman earned$2,700 for the win while Gollick earned $1,500 as the runner-up.Wiseman defeated Marty Berke of Allentown, Pa., 236-216, and Gollick defeated Rick Graham of Lancaster,Pa., 206-199, in the semifinal round.Berke and Graham each earned$1,050 as semifinal round losers.In the round of 8 where the best of three games moves on and losers areeliminated and earn $800 each:Wiseman def. Kevin Smith,Harrisburg, Pa., 2-1, Berke def. RustyThomsen, Morgan, N.J., 2-0, Grahamdef. Jeff Voght, Canajoharie, N.Y., 2-0, and Gollick def. Jason Stadtler, Cherry Hill, N.J., 2-1.In the round of 16 it’s the best of five games thatmoves on and the losers eliminated each earned$650 each: Wiseman def. Johnathan Bower,Middletown, Pa., 3-0, Thomsen def. DavidHarvey, Danville, Pa., 3-1, Berke def. Jay Boyle,Garnet Valley, Pa., 3-1, Smith def. Gary Shultis,Levittown, Pa., 3-0, Stadtler def. Joe Paluszek,Bensalem, Pa., 3-1, Graham def. John DiSantis,Wilmington, Del., 3-1, Voght def. Adam Baer,Gettysburg, Pa., 3-0, and Gollick def. Jim Tomek Jr., of Camp Hill, Pa., 3-0.Perfect games were rolled by Rick Graham andKevin Smith who each rolled two 300s andChampion Danny Wiseman tossed one perfecto inthe event.
Champion Danny Wiseman with Cedar Lanes proprietorDarrin Armel.Sean Riccardi and Paul Stolp
It is hard top believe that RockawayLanes is hosted its 11th Annual ProImage Bowling Camp. I have attached a“Star Wars” theme to this year’s sessions.Why? Because four…count‘em…four gold level certified coacheswere among the 11-member coachingstaff, a first for any bowling camp or clin-ic anywhere. There are only 39 gold-level coaches on the entire planet!Returning gold coaches Fred Borden(“Yoda”), Ken Yokobosky (“Han Solo”)and Jeri Edwards (“Princess Leia”). Newto the team is Wichita State Universityhad coach Gordon Vadakin (“Ben Obi-wan Kenobi”). Any of the other coachescould be Luke Skywalker. They are:Greg Rottengen, Noel Vega, ChipVincent, Bobby Willis, John Neral, andAl Jones. Borden has written numerous books and produced several videos for coaching. He, along with Edwards,Yokobosky, Ron Hatfield, AlexHamilton and Andy Parker produce“Mybowlingcoach.com.” More recentlyBorden was named USBC Coach of theYear in Grapevine, Texas. Edwards isformer head coach and was the firstfemale coach of Team USA.This team of stars spent time on and off the lanes with 31 bowling students, offer-ing guidance for the physical as well asmental game. Three students werewomen, three students were lefthanders.The oldest was Bob Rutherford, turning74 next month. “My average has beengoing down, so I wanted to come tocamp to improve. My teammate attend-ed the camp last year and recommendedit. It must have been worth it because herolled two 300 games last season, and hewent to the camp twice.”The youngest was 15-year-old JakeRollins, Glen Rock who was attending histhird camp. Why attend more than once?“There is a lot to remember each time,” hesaid. “Every time I attended, I improved(my average) about 10 pins per year. I amup to a 212 average.” This Glen Rock High School sophomore was working onnot bending over the foul line, provingthere is always something to learn.Every year camp director KenYokobosky, along with Fred Borden,tweaked the format and schedule. Thisyear, the new addition was bronze coachChip Vincent, an employee of the ProImage Pro shop, sanding cover stock of  bowling balls to show how that wouldaffect ball reaction. He said he was “giv-ing the ball more surface. It is importantto match the surface of the ball with thesurface of the lane at that time.” Vincentattended the camp five times, and thenwent through the process to become acertified coach. He is also certifiedthrough the Dick Ritger bowling camps.But maybe the best coach on staff isthe Pro trainer (“C-Three-pio”), a com- prehensive video device that enablesYokobosky to make videos from the back and side of each student, and addcommentary and even draw lines on thevideo to illustrate a point. He often com- posed the videos with a pro bowler onone side comparing with the student onthe other side.Everything that could be covered inthree days was explained, then put intohands-on practice: The physical game,mental game, lane play and equipment.Each section was broken into several com- ponents. Perhaps the most significant wasspare shooting, which can be key to win-ning or losing a match or tournament. Youwould be amazed at how intricate a gameof tenpins can be: the start, timing, ballspeed, distance, the shape of the shot, therelease, the sliding leg, wrist action, handand finger rotation, and so much more untilthe ball actually reaches the pins and yieldsthe almighty strike (or spare).Okay, so there was no Darth Vader assuch, but the “enemy” was in the bad bowling habits that coaches eradicatedwith their own brand of Death Ray. Andin the end, goodness triumphed over evil.It should be noted that Jackie Willis heldthe camp together, keeping coaches andstudents on track with the full schedule.The 31 students from New York, NewJersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia never complained about any sore muscles (afirst), but rather couldn’t wait to get back onto the lanes to apply what they hadlearned and to learn even more. Thecoaches rotated from lane to lane, eachone asking either “What did coach so-and-so have you work on?” or “Whatwould you like to do?”This included three pairs of fathers andsons. Moorestown’s Ed Ryan brought both sons, Tyler and Joe for return ses-sions. They could return home and coacheach other now.The epitome of wanting to learn morewas Eric Gentilella, attending his fifth bowling camp. He is a student and on theDevelopmental Team at Wichita State, agreat achievement for his first year in col-lege. When asked why he returned to thecamp when already experiencing the rig-ors of the a big part of what I have doneso far. And if I’m lucky enough to makethe Select Team (the premier team atWichita State) there will always besomething to learn. That team only takes12 male and 12 female students.” Hewas wearing a team tee shirt with themotto “Learn-work-win” on the back.Then there was Grant Nurse frommiddle Jersey. This 70-year-old started bowling 18 months ago and felt that thecamp would teach him how to do iteffectively. He is serious about every-thing he does. When he took up golf, heattended five golf clinics.On Sunday afternoon the campers par-ticipated in a “low ball” tournament.Picking off a corner pin counted as one.A gutterball counted as a strike, or ten. Agutterball on the second shot counted asa spare. It was not as easy as you wouldthink, either.The four finalists were JosephShaparis, Brooklyn, Jake Rollins, GlenRock (the youngest participant at age15), Ed Ryan, Moorestown, and Roger Shell, Manhattan. By the way, for peoplewho perceive bowlers as low on thesports totem pole, Mr. Shell is a profes-sional cellist on Broadway and formerlywith various pop singers and groups.All four continued the “low ball” for-mat on two lanes set with mock televi-sion lighting, and with spectator chairslining the outer sides of the lanes.Shaparis and Rollins went to the cham- pionship game and it was JosephShaparis, 25, who won a free campershipfor next year, valued at more than $600.As if three days of intense learningweren’t enough, I overheard one camper ask Ken Yokobosky if he gives privatecoaching as well, which he does. All of the coaches do.The Jedi warriors were now ready toconquer it all—lane conditions, spare-shooting, adjustments, and tweaking thesurface of their equipment, or buyingnew equipment (along with a myriad of grades of sandpaper).May the Force be with them!
 August 3 - 9, 2011
Joan Taylor’sTen Pin Rap...
Idle bowling thoughts.••• Great job by all involvedwith the staging of thewomen's U.S.Open atCowboy Stadium duringBowl Expo. It had to be theresult of many from manybowling groups working welltogether. And when all thehead counting is complete itcould well be the largest num-ber of people ever to attend abowling event.••• Of all the different ballsused in various sports andgames the bowling ball hasbecome one of the most sophis-ticated. And a deep knowledgeof bowling balls, their advan-tages and everything else canbe the difference between win-ning and losing at the highestlevels.••• It won't be long before lit-tle kids, and I mean little, willbe carrying around sanctioncards and proof of theirscratch average and their legalhandicap average and theirbumper bowling average.••• When are the airlinesgoing to give bowlers a break on luggage costs for bowlingballs when they are going to atournament? I rememberbeing on a flight that ran intoweather trouble and was bob-bing up and down like a cork on the end of a fishing line.And then a weak voice washeard, "Anybody on boardwant to buy a bowling ballcheap?"••• We have been trying tobecome an Olympic sportalmost since the beginning of organized bowling. One bowl-ing official, frustrated bybowling's failed attempts toget into the regular games,proposed bowling for the win-ter games. It didn't faze himthat the winter sports must beplayed on snow or ice. He sug-gested bowling lanes and allthe rest of the bowling equip-ment be carved of ice.••• Every bowler shouldthink about bowling in a tour-nament, at least now and then.There is one for every bowlerof every average, every ageand every sized pocket book. Ithas been estimated that some10,000 are conducted aroundthe world every year.••• Hugh Miller of Seattle, asolid national, regional andsenior pro champion, becamethe 40th person to win morethan a million dollars in proevents. That sounds goodexcept when you look at golf where that many golfers makea million or nearly that muchin a single year. Don't get frus-trated, just don't read the golf and tennis and other high pay-ing lists---and think about themany sports that have foldedor still struggle to survive.••• Though the maximumweight allowed for a bowlingball is 16 pounds, few bowlersneed use the limit. The idea isfor you to toss the ball com-fortably, not have it throw you.••• Only the late Dick Weberand Johnny Petraglia havewon pro titles in six differentdecades. In addition to themany obstacles preventingsuch a feat the most obviousone is just keeping healthyenough that long to continuein top flight play.••• Bowling's biggest need isan all-purpose weekly bowlingshow that features all type of bowling competition, instruc-tion, up close and personalinterviews and a little bit of everything about bowling thatcan whet the appetite of long-time bowlers and those withcasual interest.••• Bowling still bestowsmore awards than any othersport. That can only be toppedby coming up with anotheraward, an award annually pre-sented to every competitivebowler who never before wonan award.
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 NORTH ARLINGTON, NJ 03-11-11 – Will Blanco blasted a third game of 239 to finish with 616 andBobby Manella closed with 230 and matched Will’sseries as both boys led their teams to sweeps of their opponents in North Arlington’s Adult-Junior Doubles.Will’s effort helped the Cardinals take out 4 T’sLaneside #2 while Bobby’s champion 18 And A Half thundered past the A Girls. 13-year-old Nikki Arrigotallied 180 for the latter.The position battle for second place was a tightlycontested affair, with Those Guys holding onto a one point edge by managing three points from 4 T’sLaneside #1, 1093-1073. Taylor Horniacek wasinstrumental in 4 T’s two close wins with her over average games of 146, 139; Danny Bivin rolled 175-496 for Those Guys. Both teams will square off againin the finale.Meanwhile, the Mega Monkeys kept their flicker-ing hopes alive for a third place finish by grabbingtwo of three from Team Awesome II. Sam Passarofound the line after a low-scoring opening game tofinish with strong 180,165 scores; Margaret Ziobrohad a big over average second game to help accountfor Team Awesome II’s sole win, 394-381.Rounding out the evening’s action, G-Force sur- prised the Bottlecaps, 7-0 as 10-year-old Kyle Sanzocame through with two above average scores; leadingthe Bottlecaps was Chris McBride with a 166 finish.This session’s junior over average leaders wereSam Passaro +78, Bobby Manella +50, MargaretZiobro +43, Will Blanco +39, Danny Bivin and ChrisMcBride +21, Kyle Sanzo +19, Nikki Arrigo +14 andTaylor Horniacek +12. High scores from the adultsincluded Tim Bray 254-692, Tommy Horniacek 246-685 and Joe Cauwels 234-646.
 Steve Gonzalez 780
FARMINGDALE, NY – Steve Gonzalez topped the scoring in theTuesday Party League firing games of 289-233-258 for a high series of 780.Fred Catapano rolled 211-245-223-682, and Lloyd Hasluck 256-223-669.Thomas Altamura rolled 247-279-700 in the Saturday Friends & Co.League, helping his team Kats take 2nd place in the league.
 James Curran 278
FARMINGDALE, NY – James Curran rolled 278-226-244 for a highseries of 666 in the Monday 3-Man League.In the Kegel Challenge (different sport shot every week), Adam Chaserolled 257-266-224-747.In another session, Adam Chase rolled 227-20-257-684.In the Tuesday Party League Larry Johnson rolled 280-710, WillyMcCan 693, Rob Spann 686, and George Bove 669.
 Brian Beale 716 
FARMINGDALE, NY - Brian Beale led the scoring in the TuesdayParty League firing games of 224-258-234 for a high series of 716.Mike TenBrink rolled 267, Rob Larsen 225-256-660, James Curran235-246-691, Nicholas DiLauro 224-220-247-691, and Nelson 216-226-229-671.In the Monday 3-Man League, Tom Colon rolled 247-258-698, JamesCurran 227-224-246-697, and Brian Beale 210-268-206-684.In another session James Curran rolled 279, Brian Beale 266-660, andDave Holub 687.
Will Blanco, Bobby Manella 616 at North Arlington
By Vince Albrecht
Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour exempt player Brian Kretzer wasinducted into the Greater Dayton(Ohio) USBC Hall of Fame Aug.2.Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour exempt player Kelly Kulick of Union, N.J., has been elected tothe United States BowlingCongress Board of Directors as anathlete representative. The other four athlete representatives on theUSBC Board are newly re-electedTony Manna of Omaha; PBAmembers Andrew Cain of Phoenixand Wendy Macpherson of Henderson, Nev., and VernonPeterson of Lake Wales, Fla. PBAMedia Relations representativeBill Vint of East Troy, Wis., alsowas elected to the USBC Boardwhile BPAA Past-President andPBA Senior member Jim Sturm of Dunbar, W.Va., was elected to aone-year term as USBC President,effective Aug. 1.Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour exempt player Ronnie Russelldefeated Australia’s ThomasGross, 254-248, to win the inaugu-ral Brunswick Italia Challenge atRed & Black Bowling in Asti,Italy, and an $11,500 first prize, inlate June. Gross defeated fellowPBA Tour exempt player ChrisLoschetter, 231-216, in the semifi-nal round.

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