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Regional Bowling & Recreational Centers

A Supplement To The Delphos Herald • August 2012

Delphos Recreation Center ................2 Astro Lanes ........................................3 Pla-Mor Lanes ....................................3 Westgate Lanes..................................4 Community Lanes...............................5 Northland Lanes .................................6 Speedway Lanes ................................7 Seneca Lanes NWOTBA 2012-2013 Schedule ..........8

Delphos Recreation Center 419-692-2695: Mel Westrich Sr PBA Sept. 23-25; PBA Singles Challenge Dates TBA Sept.-April; Saint Delphos, dates TBA Pla-Mor Lanes, Coldwater 419-678-3113: Lefeld Implement Classic PBA-Pro Am Aug. 17-19 Astro Lanes Wapakoneta 419-738-7306: Annual G. A. Wintzer & Son Classic Sept. 7, 8 & 9 Check your local Centers for more tournament information. Call today to reserve your space in these local tournaments. (opened to sanctioned bowlers)


Delphos Recreation Center
• Fall leagues now forming • Youth leagues • Lazer bowling Fri. & Sat. 9 p.m.-close • Children birthday parties • Full service snack bar • Corporate parties
September 23-25th
Many other tournaments

Delphos Recreation Center a place for all
The Delphos Herald Bowling Guide DELPHOS — The Delphos Recreation Center at 939 East Fifth St. in Delphos ((419) 692-2695) has been and remains a mainstay in the Delphos and surrounding bowling communities in its 50-plus years of operatiion. Ever since it opened in 1959 under the ownership of the Gengler Family, changed to the Cardone Family hands in 1979 and finally to its current owners, Bruce and Lisa Van Metre, in 1994, the establishment has grown in stature among bowlers and fans alike. With its 16 lanes and 13 employees, including a pro shop run by Bruce Van Metre, it has even become a mainstay on the Senior Professional Bowlers Association tour with its Central Regional tournament held every September. Currently open from August through June, it hosts leagues every night except Friday & Saturday — with open bowling, such as Friday Lazer Bowling from 10 p.m. to midnight, the other nights (call for available times): Monday - Ladies at 6 p.m. and the Men at 9 p.m. Tuesday - Men at 6 and 9 p.m. Wednesday - Men at 6 p.m. Thursday - Men’s 6:15 & Women’s 6:30 Saturday morning - Kids and Junior Bowling Sunday - Mixed Couples at 6 p.m. It features a full snack bar, with items such as pizza, Mexican food, appetizers and sandwiches.



16 Newly surfaced lanes with automatic scoring OPEN DAILY!
939 E. Fifth, Delphos 419-692-2695

Visit our website for all specials!

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Astro Bowling Lanes ready for patrons
The Delphos Herald Bowling Guide WAPAKONETA — Astro Bowling Lanes at 1113 Apollo Drive in Wapakoneta, Ohio ((419) 738-7306) offers 16 lanes for bowlers’ pleasure in the Auglaize County and surrounding area. The business, which is open on a daily basis from 11 a.m. to midnight, offers a variety of league opportunities every day Monday through Sunday. Women’s leagues are offered at the following times: 6 p.m. Monday; 6 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. Wednesday; and 6 p.m. Thursday. Men’s leagues are held 9 p.m. Monday; 9 p.m. Tuesday; 6 and 9 p.m. Wednesday; and 7 p.m. Friday. Junior leagues are held at three different times on Saturdays: 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; while a mixed league is held starting 6 p.m. Sunday at the lanes. With its four full-time and nine part-time employees, Astro Bowling Lanes has a pro shop available. It also offers a restaurant and bar that is open for lunch and dinner with a variety of specials and meals for patrons. The center was built in early 1970s and currently is owned and operated by Linus Harding and Denny Borgelt since 1978. The center is hosting the first annual G.A. Wintzer and Son PBA Classic in 2011.

Pla-Mor Lanes still in good hands
The Delphos Herald Bowling Guide COLDWATER — Stability is a good thing for many a business. In particular, it is good for bowling. Pla-Mor Lanes at 225 East Hardin St., Coldwater, Ohio 45828 ((419) 678-3113) is just such a place. The center was built by the Hartings Family in 1976 and remains in the family. The 16-lane house — home of a PBA Central Regional tournament; the Lefeld Implement Classic — is open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to midnight for bowlers’ convenience. Each lane also has automated scoring. Its 20 employees also allow for a pro shop to be available on a daily basis. As well, the establishment has a full-service restaurant and bar that includes a drive-through and carry-out convenience. Pla-Mor is home to a number of league opportunities on a nightly basis: Men’s, Women’s, Mixed and Senior Citizens, as well as Youth Leagues for all ages. On Friday night, Rock-and-Bowl is the main attraction.

2nd Annual PBA Central Region G.A. Wintzer & Son Classic
September 7th, 8th & 9th
Friday, September 7th PBA Practice Session 2:30 PM til 4:30 PM Junior Pro-Am & Special Olympics 7:00 PM Adult Pro-Am 7:00 PM Erbs Chicken Dinners 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM Outdoor Party 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM (Scott Schrolucke - DJ) “Something Special Mobile DJ Service” Saturay, September 8th PBA Qualifying A Squad - 8:00 AM B Squad - 1:30 PM C Squad - 7:00 PM Cookout in Tent Noon - Midnight Mutter - DJ & Karaoke 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Sunday, September 9th Match Play (Top 16 bowlers) 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Championship Round 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Awards presentation Approx. 5:00 PM

Call and sign up today! Youth Pro-Am 5:30 p.m. • Adult Pro-Am 8:30 p.m.

5th Annual PBA Central Region

Wapakoneta, OH 419-738-7306


August 17-19 Pro-Am Tournaments Friday, August 17

Come out and watch the best bowlers in the world!
Celebrity softball jerseys will be auctioned off immediately following game! All proceeds will benefit Muscular Dystrophy.


223 E. Hardin St. Coldwater, OH 45828 419-678-3113

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Bowling tips for the new or casual bowler:
• • • • • • • • • • • First knowing how to keep score in bowling Know the bowling terms can help If you don’t own your own bowling ball, make sure you know how to pick the best house ball to use. Learning some beginning bowling stances is a great tip All bowlers need to know the common courtesies for bowling Learning to control your bowling ball speed. Pressure bowling shots. Bowling ball path Learn to master the mental side of bowling. Bowling slumps do happen. Learn to get out of them quickly Bowling multiple strikes in a row and knowing how to pick up spares is critical for scoring high.

10 basic steps for a perfect release:
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Pick up your ball. Get your mind ready to bowl. Get your body ready to bowl. Eye your targets. Push out the ball. Let the ball swing back naturally Let the ball swing forward and take your step toward the target. Throw the ball onto the lane. Release the ball. Evaluate your bowling performance

Westgate Lanes offers many features for area bowlers
The Delphos Herald Bowling Guide LIMA — Westgate Lanes offers many amenities for the area’s bowling community. The house at 721 North Cable Rd., Lima (419) 227-7231) — owned and operated by the Johnston family since opening in 1958 — begins with a 36-lane facility that employees 50 people. It originally opened with 24 lanes but an expansion in 1961 added 12 lanes and a full-service restaurant. The current home of the University of Northwestern Ohio bowling teams was remodeled in 2001 to become the area’s premier entertainment facility. Though there is no pro shop available, it is also home to the Fireside Lounge and Char-Grill Restaurant, a fullservice menu and bar that features Lima’s finest pizza and a Sunday morning breakfast buffet. Its hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. MondayThursday; 8 a.m. to midnight Friday-Saturday; and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. Leagues include: Monday - Men’s Handicap and Mixed Doubles. Tuesday: Ladies Handicap. Wednesday: Men’s and Women’s Handicap. Thursday: Men’s Handicap. Friday: Mixed 4-person teams. Saturday: Junior Bowling League. Sunday: NFL League (3-person mixed teams) and Mixed League of 4-person teams (bowls every other week).

12 AM

Pins, Pizza & Pop

Pizza & Pins

Pins Package

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Community Lanes-Minster owned by the community
The Delphos Herald Bowling Guide MINSTER — The Green Bay Packers are a National Football League team that is owned by common shareholders within Packer Nation. So is Community Lanes-Minster, the bowling house at 356 East Third St., Minster, Ohio 45865 ((419) 628-2717; web address: The community-owned 18-lane center, originally a 12-lane center that added six more in 1991, was erected in 1959. It has had four managers since: Joe Baumer (19601996), Ron Baumer (1996-2006), JR Baumer (2006-08) and current head Chad Berning. The associates are Scott Bergman and Matt Doenges. Four full-time and two part-time employees assist in the operation of the facility which is open for business noon to 1 a.m. Monday/Wednesday/Thursday, noon to 11 p.m. Tuesday/Sunday and noon to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. League opportunities include: Men’s: 7 p.m. Monday (5-person teams); 6:30 p.m. Wednesday (5-person teams); and 9 p.m. Thursday (4-person teams). Women’s: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday (4-person teams); 9 p.m. Wednesday (4-person teams); and 6:30 p.m. Thursday (4-person teams). Mixed: 7 p.m. (3-person teams) and 11:45 p.m. Thursday (2- or 3-person teams). Ma and Pa: 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday (bowls every other week). There have been 10 300 games bowled at the facility, four in the last two seasons. The high series was by Galen Collier of 802. Dan Swiger runs Swiger’s Pro Shop at the center. The bar owns a Nightclub license with draft and domestic beer and liquor with Sunday sales. Kitchen hours for the restaurant are 4-11 p.m. MondayFriday and noon to 11 p.m. Saturday/Sunday, featuring sandwiches, subs, appetizers, pizza and award-winning wings. They also cater in-house parties and special events of any size, with a specialty of the wedding meal.

make it a

Bowling Night
Bowling Atmosphere with great food • Award winning pizza & Wings • Catering available for special events

Leagues available


• Monday men’s league 7pm 5-person team • Tuesday women’s league 6:30pm 4-person team • Wednesday men’s league 6:30pm 5-person team • Wednesday men’s/mixed 9pm 4-person team *NEW* • Thursday women’s league 6:30pm 4-person team • Thursday mixed league 7pm 3-person team *NEW* • Thursday men’s league 9pm 4-person team • Sunday Ma & Pa Leagues 6pm & 6:30pm

Family Fun Center for over 50 years.


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All bowling $1.00 per game
*************** NEW ***************

Happy Hour Specials

Northland in Johnston Family since 1961
The Delphos Herald Bowling Guide LIMA — The Johnston Family has owned and operated Northland Lanes (1730 North Union, Lima; (419) 2241961) since 1961. The business began in 1958. With 24 lanes and 30 employees, it is well-equipped to meet the needs of area bowling enthusiasts. There are league opportunities on a nightly basis: Monday: Mixed 4-person teams. Tuesday: Ladies Handicap. Wednesday: Men’s Handicap. Thursday: Men’s Handicap. Friday: Men’s Handicap. Saturday: Youth Leagues. Sunday: Mixed 4-person teams. Though there is no pro shop available, there is a fullservice lounge and snack bar for patrons.

Bowling terms & meanings
Baby ball, Baby the ball: Too delicate, not enough emphasis on delivering the ball with authority; released too carefully. Baby split: The 2-7 or 3-10. Barmaid: A pin hidden behind another pin; 1-5, 2-8, 3-9. (bicycle, double wood, oneinthedark, sleeper, tandem) Bedposts: The 7-10 split. (fence posts, goal posts, mule ears, snake eyes) Big ears: The 4-6-7-10 split. (big four, double pinochle, golden gate) Big fill: Nine or ten pins on a spare, or a double on a strike. Big five: Spare leave of three on one side and two on the other. Big four: The 4-6-7-10 split. (big ears, double pinochle, golden gate) Bucket: Four-pin diamond on sides or center of lane (2-4-5-8, 3-5-6-9, or 1-2-3-5). (dinner bucket) Christmas tree: The 3-7-10 or 2-7-10. Cincinnati: The 8-10 split. Clothesline: The 1-2-4-7 or 1-3-6-10. Dime store: The 5-10 split (5-7 is the “Kresge”). (Woolworth) Dinner bucket: Four-pin diamond on sides or center of lane (2-4-5-8, 3-5-6-9, or 1-2-3-5). (bucket) Grandma¹s teeth: A random array of pins left standing. Greek Church: Split leave when three pins remain standing on one side of the lane and two on the other (the pins resemble church steeples). Hole: 1) The 1-3 pocket, 1-2 for lefties; 2) another name for “split” (railroad), 4) an open Light seven: A hit too light on either side of the head pin resulting in the 2-4-5 or 3-5-6. Mother-in-law: 1) The 7 pin; 2) the back pin in a sleeper situation. Oneinthedark: Rear pin in the 1-5, 2-8 or 3-9 spare. (barmaid, bicycle, double wood, motherinlaw, sleeper, tandem) Poison ivy: The 3-6-10. Poodle: To roll a gutter ball. Rail: 1) The 1-2-4-7 or 1-3-6-10 spare; a “little rail” is the rail minus one of the end pins (1, 7, or 10). (picket fence) 2) The outside board of a lane, usually made of harder wood such as maple, which with wear may stand above the inner playing surface and cause balls to track along it rather than go into the channel. Railroad: A wide open split with both pins on the same line (4-6, 7-9, 8-10, 7-10). (hole) Sleeper: A pin directly behind another pin; respectively: 8-4, 5-1, 9-3. (barmaid, bicycle, double wood, motherinlaw, oneinthedark, tandem) Snake eyes: The 7-10 split. (bedposts, fence posts, goal posts, mule ears) Sour apple: 1) Weak ball which leaves the 5-7, 5-10 or 5-7-10 split; 2) specifically, the 5-7-10 split. Three quarter bucket: Three of the four pins of the bucket; three of the 2-4-5-8, 1-2-3-5, or 3-5-6-9. Tripped 4: When the 2 pin takes out the 4 by bouncing off the kickback. Washout: The 1-2-10 or 1-2-4-10 for right-handers and the 1-3-7 or 1-3-6-7 for lefties. Water in the ball: A weak ball, one that leaves an 8-10, 5-7 or 5-10.

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No~Tap Doubles Classic
ne in fve team ys o s a

Rodney Miller

18th Annual

High Team Score each month wins $100
Optional Singles Tournament $2 per person All money collected goes to prize fund Pays 1 in 10

$46.00 team entry $15.00 bowling $3.00 expenses $28.00 Prize Fund

$46.00 Total $183,000

paid out in 17 years Early Bird Specials
$250 for high Doubles $75 for Singles score as of February 8th

$2000.00 First Prize
- NO HASSLE SCORING - SPECIAL SQUAD TIMES UPON REQUEST 1/2 entry and $2 per team for 12 teams or more. SQUAD SPONSORS: Full entry and $2 per team for 20 teams or more.
SPECIAL AWARDS: Bowl one 300 game and receive a towel. Bowl a 2nd 300 game and receive a shirt. Bowl a 3rd 300 game and receive a jacket!! $10 instant cash for all 300 games.

Squad sizes of 20 or more (per shift) High Team Score for squad wins $100


Jan. Feb. Apr. May

Fridays - 7:30 and 9:30pm

4th, 11th, 18th, 25th 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd

5th, 12th, 19th, 26th 16th, 23rd 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th 10th, 11th

Saturdays - 1,3,and 5pm

March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th 3rd, 10th

High Score for the Final Weekend wins


Time Requested: 1st choice Date______________ Time__________ 2nd Choice Date_____________ Time___________ NAME __________________________________ AVERAGE ____________ Bowling House ___________________________ Adress, City, State, Zip __________________________________________________ Phone ____________________________ NAME __________________________________ AVERAGE ____________ Bowling House ___________________________ Adress, City, State, Zip __________________________________________________ Phone _____________________________

Weeknight shift in April and until the end of the tournament in May.

Mail to: Speedway Lanes, P.O. Box 74, New Bremen, Ohio 45869 or E-Mail:

419-629-2409 Call for Reservations

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September 16, 2012 Speedway Lanes October 21, 2012 October 28, 2012 Seneca Lanes Nu Arch Lanes New Bremen, OH Fostoria, OH Archbold, OH Coldwater, OH Bluffton, OH Delphos, OH Kenton, OH Lima, OH Wapakoneta, OH NWOTBA Singles Event NWOTBA Singles Event NWOTBA Member/Guest Event NWOTBA Singles Event NWOTBA Singles Event NWOTBA Singles Event NWOTBA Singles Event NWOTBA Seniors (50+) Event NWOTBA Singles Event NWOTBA Singles Event NWOTBA Junior/Senior Doubles Event NWOTBA Singles Year-End Event November 18, 2012 Pla-Mor Lanes December 16, 2012 Southgate Lanes January 20, 2013 February 17, 2013 February 24, 2013 March 17, 2013 April 21, 2013 April 28, 2013 May 19, 2013 Delphos Recreation Hillcrest Lanes 20th Century Lanes Astro Lanes

Ottawa Highland Lanes Ottawa, OH River City Bowl-A-Way Napoleon, OH Al-Mar Lanes Bowling Green, OH

For more information and reservations contact your local bowling alley or VIC SOCKRIDER 260-705-5592 260-705-5592
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