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Vol. 72 No. 38 November 23 - 29, 2011 50 cents
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Six-time Professional BowlersAssociation Tour winner Wes Malott of Pflugerville,Texas, defeated rookie Josh Blanchard of Gilbert,Ariz., 266-214, to win the PBA All Regions SouthPoint Open at South Point Bowling Center.Malott, the 2008-09 PBA Player of the Year, col-lected his 14th career PBA Regional title and a$4,000 prize. Blanchard, who has been a PBA mem- ber for just over a week, earned $2,200.Malott defeated ChrisHayden of Las Vegas,268-228, and Blanchardeliminated Mike Faganof Dallas, 251-224, in thesemifinal round to set upthe championship match.The All Regions SouthPoint Open was the firstof two PBA Regionalevents taking place atSouth Point.PBA Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., and amateur partner Alex Aguiar of Dartmouth, Mass., defeated BrianKretzer of Dayton, Ohio, and amateur Jeff Fehr of Cincinnati, 428-415, towin the PBA WestRegion Member/Non-Member Doubles titleSunday at South PointBowling Center.Bohn fired a 224 andAguiar a 204 to claimthe $4,800 first prize.The victory was Bohn’s19th in PBA Regionalcompetition. He alsohas 32 PBA Tour titles,sixth best in PBA histo-ry. He and Aguiar upset the top-seeded team of HyunBum Kim of South Korea and Mika Koivuniemi of Hartland, Mich., 420-412, in the semifinal round toadvance to the title match.Action resumes in the PBA World Series of Bowling when qualifying begins in the CarmenSalvino Classic where after two six-game rounds, thetop 16 players will advance to an additional six-gamequalifying round to determine the top four players for the ESPN TV finals which will be conducted in SouthPoint Exhibition Hall.
SEATTLE - For the 32nd consecutive year, ESPN will provide millions of American bowling fans with nationally-televised coverage of the Professional Bowlers Associationduring the 2011-12 season.The PBA Tour's new television season, which includes 18Sunday telecasts, will begin with a "doubleheader" onSunday, Dec. 4 with the men's and women's World BowlingTour Finals presented by the PBA airing in back-to-back one-hour segments. The PBA-ESPN season will concludewith the live finals of the PBA Tournament of Championsfrom Red Rock Lanes in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15.Supplementing the ESPN telecasts, pba.com's exclusiveXtra Frame video streaming service will provide more than250 hours of live, online coverage of PBA Tour preliminaryrounds as well as start-to-finish coverage of four new XtraFrame Tour events during the season.
2011-12 ESPN-PBA TOUR SCHEDULE
(all times Eastern)Dec. 4, 1 p.m. - World Bowling Tour Finals presented bythe PBA (men), Las Vegas.Dec. 4, 2 p.m. - World Bowling Tour Finals presented bythe PBA (women), Las Vegas. Dec. 11, 1 p.m. - WSOBPBA World Championship, Carter Division, Las Vegas.Dec. 18, 1 p.m. - WSOB PBA World Championship,Hardwick Division, Las Vegas.Jan. 1, 1 p.m. - WSOB PBA World Championship,Petraglia Division, Las Vegas.Jan. 8, 1 p.m. - WSOB PBA World Championship, AulbyDivision, Las Vegas.Jan. 15, 1 p.m. - WSOB PBA World Championship finals,Las Vegas.Jan. 22, 3 p.m. - WSOB Bayer Viper Open, Las Vegas.Jan. 29, 12:30 p.m. - USBC Masters, Las Vegas.Feb. 5, 4 p.m. - Chris Paul PBA Celebrity Invitational, New Orleans.Feb. 12, 3 p.m. - WSOB Chameleon Open, Las Vegas.Feb. 19, 3 p.m. - WSOB Scorpion Open, Las Vegas. Feb.26, 3 p.m. - 69th U.S. Open, North Brunswick, N.J.March 4, 3 p.m. - WSOB Shark Open, Las Vegas.March 25, 2:30 p.m. - WSOB Mark Roth-MarshallHolman PBA Doubles Championship, Las Vegas.April 1, 1 p.m. - WSOB Carmen Salvino Classic, LasVegas.April 8, 1 p.m. - WSOB PBA Exempt PlayersChampionship, Las Vegas.April 15, 1 p.m. - PBA Tournament of Champions, LasVegas. WSOB = PBA World Series of Bowling
Parker Bohn III, Alex Aguiar WinPBA West Region Doubles Title
Wes Malott Won All Regions Evemt
By Bill Vint
Parker Bohn III
ESPN's 2011-12 PBA Tour Coverage Begins on December 4
New season to conclude with live PBA Tournament of Champions coverage on April 15
Fred Catapano Blasted 300At Farmingdale Lanes
FARMINGDALE, NY – FredCatapano blasted twelve in a rowfor a 300 game while rolling in theTuesday Early Birds League atFarmingdale Lanes.Earl Holden rolled 258-246-204-708.In the Wednesday Party Leagueand Tuesday Nite Owls LeagueGary Mertens and ThomasFleissner each shot a 277 gamerespectively.In the Wednesday Early Men’sLeague Mike Maisono shot 223-205-279-707 and Paul Bouchard279.
Keri May Hit 300 at RockawayRocco Fortunato Rolled 300At Majestic Lanes
HOPELAWN, NJ – RoccoFortunato led the scoring in theFamily League rolling perfectwith a 300 game between gamesof 194 and 288 for the sessionhigh series of 782.Steve Venito rolled 216-220-259-695, Dan Pawelek 219-210-248-677, Stephanie Hoff 200-246-221-667, James Medoro 266-645,Kevin Kopko 234-228-623,Robert McCracken 222-224-621and Bob Nebus 227-239-620.ROCKAWAY, NJ – Keri May blasted a twelve banger 300 gameto take the spotlight bowling in theMixed League at Rockaway Lanes.Tom Colucci shot close to per-fect with a 298 game on his way toa 733 set.Walt Forrester posted a 267 fol-lowed by Tyroen Waal with a 250,Donna Sodano 225, Corey Smith249-680 and Nidia Haneveld 238-608.