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Vol. 72 No. 40 December 7 - 13, 2011 50 cents
ARLINGTON, Texas - The United States BowlingCongress Hall of Fame Committee has elected fivenew members to the USBC Hall of Fame - two inOutstanding USBC Performance, two in MeritoriousService and one Pioneer.Wheelchair bowler Al Uttecht of Anaheim, Calif.,was elected in the Pioneer category, multiple-timeUSBC Open Championships winners LennieBoresch Jr. of Kenosha, Wis., and Gary Daroszewskiof Franklin, Wis., were selected in the OutstandingUSBC Performance category and Joan Feinblum of Santa Rosa, Calif., and the late Kerm Helmer of Utica, N.Y., were honored for Meritorious Service.The induction ceremony will take place April 26 atthe USBC Convention in Arlington and will includethose elected from the national Superior Performance ballots. On the men's ballot are TomBaker, King, N.C.; Steve Cook, Granite Bay, Calif.;Jason Couch, Clermont, Fla.; David Husted,Milwaukie, Ore.; Amleto Monacelli, Barquisimeto,Venezuela; and David Ozio, Beaumont, Texas. Thewomen's ballot has one name - Dede Davidson,Buellton, Calif.Uttecht, the first person chosen in the Pioneer cat-egory since 2008, blazed a trail for wheelchair bowlers everywhere and is regarded as the mostaccomplished such bowler in the sport's history. Hewas confined to a wheelchair after sustaininginjuries in Vietnam in 1970 and began bowling later that same year.He has won the American Wheelchair BowlingAssociation Tournament of Champions 13 times, is a12-time AWBA National Scratch champion and aseven-time AWBA National All-Events champion."I am totally blown away at this honor, and I haveno words to describe how I feel," said Uttecht, whowas inducted into the AWBA Hall of Fame in 1985."This is from someone who when I was first asked to join a bowling league, I said you cannot bowl from awheelchair."A three-time winner at the USBC OpenChampionships - all of which came with fellowelectee Daroszewski - Boresch also has won dozensof local and state titles in Wisconsin. He won the2000 Team All-Events title and the Team and TeamAll-Events titles in 2009 at the OpenChampionships."I'm very honored, but it took me by surprise a lit-tle bit," said Boresch, who currently ranks fifth onthe lifetime average list at the Open Championshipswith 215.43. "I thought I might have a chance to getinto the Hall of Fame one day, but you never think itwill happen. It's quite an honor, especially with myteammate Gary going in as well."In addition to the three Open Championships titleswith Boresch, Daroszewski also won Open titlesthree other times. He won the 1982 Team All-Events,1983 Team All-Events and 1989 Regular Doubleswith Gus Yannaras. He is a member of the WisconsinBowling Association Hall of Fame and has been a bowling center proprietor since 1982."I don't think any bowler ever steps foot in their first tournament with the thought of making it intothe Hall of Fame, so this is an unbelievably, out-standing thing to have happen to me," saidDaroszewski, who has bowled in the OpenChampionships with Boresch since 1992. "It's reallyoverwhelming. It hasn't kicked in yet how big anaccomplishment this is."Feinblum has devoted nearly five decades of serv-ice to bowling at the national, state and local levels,including four years of work on the committees andtask forces that helped develop USBC. She alsoserved on the Women's International BowlingCongress Board of Directors for more than a decadeand most recently served as the chairperson of theUSBC Nominating Committee and the USBC Hallof Fame Committee."I was shocked, and I thought maybe I was dream-ing because I had just gotten out of bed when I gotthe phone call with the news I had been selected,"said Feinblum, who was recently featured in a seg-ment on The Learning Channel focusing on how her bowling family helped her in her battle with breastcancer. "I just feel very humbled because having been on the USBC Hall of Fame Committee, I knowhow difficult it is to make it because of all the wor-thy candidates."A physical education teacher for more than 35years, Helmer dedicated his life to the growth anddevelopment of youth and collegiate bowling untilhis passing in 2002.He initiated the men's and women's bowling pro-grams at Erie Community College in Buffalo, N.Y.,and led the Kats to 16 National Junior CollegeAthletic Association men's titles and 21 women'stitles. His men's and women's teams each claimed a pair of national titles as well.Helmer was active in the bowling industry, servingon the Board of Directors for the American BowlingCongress and the Young American Bowling Alliance.He served as YABA President from 1999-2001.
FIVE ELECTED TO USBC HALL OF FAMERudy Johnson 300-826Rocco Ilaria 813 at Belleville
BELLEVILLE, NJ - RudyJohnson rolled perfect with a 300game between games of 247 and279 to tally the session high seriesof 826 while competing in the SkyClub Fitness League at Brunswick Zone Belleville. Rocco Ilaria wasnot too far behind tossing an 813set on games of 256, 279, and 278and Jason Newbery rolled 278-277-246-801.Earlier in the season John Valliand Andres Lopez each rolled a300 game and Felipe Camachowas close with a 299 game.
Mike Pasch 826 in Montvale Major
By Joe Rizzi
MONTVALE – Mike Paschearned a place in the spotlightwhen he led all scorers in theMontvale Major League atMontvale Lanes bowling a fantas-tic 826 series on games of 290,257 and 279. Despite Mike's greateffort, his team, Davey's Locker,was edged by Rick's Pro Shop II,17-16. Keith Lee rolled 211-279-233--723 and Ralph Bernardo256-675 for the winning team.Kevin Mahon bowled 231-668and Matt Wuhrman 246-660 for Davey's.High game of the evening belonged to Ray Keim, who rolleda 298 game. Ray added a 237 andfinished with a 730 series, leadingBuddiesProShop.com to a 23-10victory over CZ's Pro Shop. RonDeLuca bolwed 258-690 for CZ's.Toto Roldan's 209-236-263--708led 12-In-A-Row Pro Shop to a30-3 rout over J&C Irrigation.Jason Tenorio's 227-223-258--708helped Rick's Pro Shop I defeatValleyTent Rental, 25-8.Bob Greenwood 247-687, ChrisTrembath 241-677, Rick Guevarra245-674, Andrew Hedaria 246-672, Bob Higgins 254-661, BobBalzarek 234-661, Matt Rovetto246-660, Tom Flynn 259-655,Rich Naclerio 224-655 and ChrisArbegast 257-650.
Joey Jones 803 at Holiday BowlJim Broadfoot 300-774 in OLV
By Al Smetana
WAYNE, NJ – Jim Broadfoot wasthe star of the night as he poundedout games of 206-268-300 on theway to a league high 774 serieswhile rolling in Our Lady of theValley Bowling League at T-Bowl II.Harry Fivehouse was closest with233-672 followed by Rich Olson246-622, Jim Affinito 234-606, TomKaynak 212-605, George Tahinos226-604 and Ken Paul 212-600.OAKLAND, NJ – Joey Jones wasthe shining star rolling in the SalMarino Classic League at HolidayBowl when he tallied an impres-sive 803 series on games of 269,289 and 245. Not too far behind was SamPerrotta with a 783 set earned with268-247-267 followed by AlexRodriguez with 279-277-780, JimHosier 279-249-764, Jim demas279-248-761, Joey Lavecchia246-259-749, Dave Ritter 268-254-748, Harry Scheck 267-235-724, Jack Prins 277-235-717,Shawn Airllo 279-708, ChrisAndresen 248-706, Bob Lippi231-702, and Jacob Soloman 244-698.