November 16 - 22, 2011
Tournaments, tournaments,tournamentsBowling wouldn't be the samewithout them. They can be thesweet icing on the bowlingcake. Each year there are some10,000 tournaments, give ortake a few hundred. They offerprizes ranging from tiny tro-phies to $200,000 or more if you roll the right game in theright place at the right time.Tournaments can go in dis-tance from a single ball to asmany games as you can roll inmany days. They are conductedat any and all hours and thereprobably isn't any time of theyear, any year, when a bowlingtournament isn’t being con-ducted in this rapidly shrink-ing world.Why should you bowl in atournament?If you enjoy bowling, you arecompetitive to a degree. Leaguebowling is more competitivethan open bowling and tourna-ments are just another exten-sion into another field of com-petition.If you look at tournamentbowling as a way to quick rich-es, forget it. Sure, there arewinners, big winners. But look at the prize ratios, one winnerfor so many entries, meaningfor every winner there must bemultiple losers.But that’s talking money.There's plenty of experience,satisfaction and competitivefun in tournaments, rewardsnot as obvious as money. Onlyyour check book can tell youwhat you can afford in the wayof tournament play.Once it tells you how far youcan go or how near you muststay, the next step is to check out what is available. Thatinformation is usually as closeas your nearest bowling centeror bowling publication, andoften your mailbox brings younews of the tournament goodiesavailable near and far.There is a tournament foryou, no matter your age, size,sex, average or what. The goodtournament promoters vergeon genius. You can win money,cars, trips, merchandise of allsorts, notice, and even glory.A word of caution. Most tour-naments are well conducted,and a boost to al tournamentsis to gain the help of the UnitedStates Bowling Congress sanc-tion to insure the integrity of the events.But there are many grabbers,interested in themselves first,and one of their chief delightsis to con people. And bowlersare people, and they can beconned, simply because theydon’t take the time to read,count or add.Check the entry blanks close-ly and read all the fine print.Seek out the breakdown of theentry fee. Part of the fee paysfor bowling, some for scoringand supervising, and it is neces-sary that a fair amount becharged for the many otherexpenses. And this is all fine,within reason.Be wary of too much beingtaken from the total entry fee,or too little. Always rememberwith the exception of some spe-cialized commercially spon-sored tournaments, you are notgoing to get something fornothing.So, if you are paying, get themost for your money. It is notas difficult as you might think.The same way a housewifeshops for groceries and otherneeds, a bowler should shop fortournaments.A bowler, any bowler, whodoesn't compete in tourna-ments, is missing a good part of the sport. Every bowler shouldgo out of his way to support hislocal and state associationevents.If you haven't been bowlingin tournaments, toss away allthe excuses, and give a couple atry. If you have been, you don'thave to be sold the benefits,only the cautions.As they say at most events,good luck and good bowling.
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MONTVALE, NJ – RyanMusciotto began bowling in 2005when he entered the SpecialOlympics program in Fairlawn, NJ and was happy just to scoreover 100 in a game. Then twoyears ago in the New Jersey Statefinals he won a gold medal while bowling on the Kingpins team andlast year he took gold in the topdivision for his age while alsoearning a gold with the Kingpinsagain as the record breakingmixed team.Ryan has bowled with the best,having competed in the PBA’sU.S. Open Pro-Ams bowling withWalter Ray Williams Jr. PeteWeber and Chris Barnes to name afew.He is currently holding a 190average as a USBC member and bowling in two sanctionedleagues.Just recently Ryan rolled a per-sonal best 730 series in theFrolicking Friday Mixed Leagueat Montvale Lanes and did it withgames of 220, 268 and 242.
Mike Garrido 299
FARMINGDALE, NY – Mike Garrido led the scoring in the TuesdayEarly Birds League firing games of 299-229 for a 715 series.Frankie Berardino rolled 212-255-246-713, Jim McGlynn 246-234-237-717, Edward Brown 246-222-223-691, and Kerrick Jones 223-233-203-659.
Kerrick Jones 794
FARMINGDALE, NY – In the Tuesday Early Birds Kerrick Jones posted 279-247-268 to finish with a 794 league leading series.In another session Frankie Beraridon shot 234-234-286-754, andLarry Romero 267-227-214-708.
AT OCEAN LANES
Joe Iacona 267
LAKEWOOD, NJ - Joe Iacona led the scoring in the Saturday Junior Classic League firing a high game of 267.Mike Ormsby rolled 254, Kelly Nicosia 252-209, Ryanmelia 248-247, Amber Huschak 236, Luke Kane 232, Corinne Maher 231-226,Kathy Lash 221, Madison Lukosius 195, Tori Campbell 194, FaithMeder 190 and Ariana Vincneti 180.Michael Guzman rolled 166, Paige Peters 160, Kamerin Peters 157,Livia Spalluto 155 and Mikayla Lane 127 in the Saturday Pin Hitters.
Katie Hagan 245
LAKEWOOD, NJ - Katie Hagan led the scoring in the SaturdayScratch Trio League firing a high game of 245.Michael Brennan rolled 216, Cathy Jones 214, Michael Tedeschi 203,Brain Lash 201, Christine Jones 194 and McKenan Collier 190.
Ryan Musciotto 730At Montvale Lanes
Mike Pasch 747
In Montvale Major
By Joe Rizzi
MONTVALE, NJ - Mike Paschled all scorers in the MontvaleMajor League, bowling a 747series on games of 267, 213 and267. His fine effort, along withMike Wuhrman's 244-697 andKevin Mahon's 226-669, led first- place Davey's Locker to a 30.5-2.5 blowout of second-place BergenBatting Center.Rick Whitling bowled 279-697,John Rankin 238-682, BobGreenwood 248-675, RockyDurocher 258-673, RalphBernardo 244-667, GerritOvereem 258-656, Rick Guevarra233-654, Mike Rovetto 222-643and Ron DeLuca 238-643.