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Vol. 73 No.24 August 15 - 21, 2012 50 cents
Bill O’Neill Wins PBA East Region Bowlers Supply/Storm Cheetah Open
By Russ Mills - PBA
YORK, Pa. – Bill O’Neill of Langhorne, Pa., defeated Travis Celmer of Wernersville, Pa., 233198, to win the Professional Bowlers Association East Region Bowlers Supply/Storm Products Cheetah Open at Colony Park Lanes North. The title match, a re-match of last year’s finals, appeared headed toward a different result when Celmer began with five consecutive strikes. But O’Neill, who only threw one strike in the first half of the game, found the mark in the last half of the game while Celmer faltered with three consecutive splits. O’Neill collected $3,000 for his ninth career regional win. Celmer PBA Photo earned $1,600 as the runner-up. Champion Bill O’Neill with Colony Park Lanes North proprietor In addition to his championship Terry Brenneman, who is also with co-sponsor Bowlers Supply.. check, O’Neill earned the East Region’s fourth paid entry into the 2012 PBA World who entered the region’s optional “animal pattern” Series of Bowling as highest finisher among players championship series competition.
Eric Oppenheimer Hit 300 At Majestic Lanes
HOPELAWN, NJ – Eric Oppenheimer earned top honors in the Monday Main Event League at Majestic Lanes firing games of 267 and 227 around a 300 game to tally the session high series of 794. Joe Pugliese rolled 245-226269-740, George Borowski 216236-279-731, Paulo Toy 216-279206-701, Amanda Hermann 299208-701, Kelly Daunno 278-217674, and Greg Mintz 255-231661.
BJ Fuller Blasted a 300 At Farmingdale Lanes
FARMINGDALE, NY – BJ Fuller blasted a 300 game in the Monday Summer Trio at Farmingdale Lanes. Neil Williams rolled 268-743, Joseph Giammarino, Jr. 267-257245-767, Sal Alberino 259, Curtis Brown 258, Michael Walsh 255, Hari Soedarmastro 248-234, Clifton Jones 247, Derek James 238-235-244-717, and Eli Myers 242.
Ken Carson 300 at T-Bowl
WAYNE, NJ – Ken Carson tossed perfect with a 300 game in while rolling in the K&J Doubles League at T-Bowl II. Harvey Ely rolled 278, Peter Nguyen 275, Mario Pietrobono 269, Rick Warren 268, Sal Nicosia 264, Rick Warren 258, and Billy Ely 255.
Emil A. Dudas, Jules Miknyoczki, and James Jagt Elected to NJS USBC BA Hall of Fame
South Plainfield, NJ - The New Jersey State USBC BA and Richard Regan, Association Manager, announced that Emil A. Dudas of Toms River, NJ, Jules Miknyoczki of Easton, Pa., and James l. Jagt of Ringwood, NJ have been elected to the New Jersey State USBC BA Hall of Fame for 2012. The three newest members to the Hall of Fame will be inducted at the Annual Hall of Fame Dinner on Saturday night, September 22, 2012, as part of the Annual State Jamboree to be held at the Clarion Hotel and Convention Center in Egg Harbor, New Jersey. Emil A. Dudas has been an active bowler in New Jersey for more than 20 years and has three New Jersey State Championships – the 1997 Singles title, the 2004 New Jersey State Masters championship and the 2004 New Jersey State All Events title. Additionally he has won County titles in Bergen, Monmouth, Passaic and Ocean Counties. He has bowled in 19 New Jersey State Tournaments and cashed in every one. During his career he has fifty-two 300 games, thirty-six 800 series and 45 Eleven in a row awards. He also has a fifteen year composite average of 225. Emil will be inducted in the Bowling Achievement category Jules Miknyoczki started bowling at the age of 10 and has bowled in Easton Area, New Jersey State and PBA Tournaments over his career. His New Jersey State Tournament accomplishments include first place finishes in 1981 in both Singles and All Events and a first place finish in the 1990 Masters Tournament. In addition he has 19 Easton Area Tournament Championships as well as titles in numerous local tournaments. Jules bowled on the PBA tour from 1978-1983 and rolled a 300 on tour in 1980. His career highlights include thirty-eight 300 games, twelve 800 series and 25 Eleven in a row awards. Jules will be inducted in the Bowling Achievement category James l. Jagt was a dominant bowler in Bergen and Passaic Counties in the ‘70’s and ‘80’s, as well as on the New Jersey and National scene. He was on two teams that won New Jersey State titles (1977 and 1981) and won singles (1992), doubles (1989, 1992),and team titles (1980, 1995) in Bergen County as well as a team title in 1985 in Passaic County. In 1975 Jimmy and his partner rolled a 1585 series and 567 game. The series was the high double series rolled that year and just 24 pins shy of the then national record. During his career Jimmy bowled twentyfour 300 games and three 800 series. He also had a fifteen year composite average of 215. He is a member of both the Bergen and Passaic County Halls of Fame. James will be inducted in the Bowling Achievement – Veteran category. For more information on attending the installation and honor these new Hall of Famers contact Rich Regan at 122 East Golf Avenue, South Plainfield, NJ 07080 or via email at email@example.com or Jack Matthews, Hall of Fame Committee Chairman at 400 Meadowbrook Lane, South Orange, NJ 07079 – email firstname.lastname@example.org (973)762-3037.
August 15 - 21, 2012
Florida’s Greg Young Wins $64,000 Scholarship In Teen Masters Grand Championship
Boys’ high school champion sweeps girls’ division winner Ashley Dunn for title
By Bill Vint - PBA NEW YORK, N.Y. – Sixteen-year-old Greg Young of Viera, Fla., swept 15-yearold Ashley Dunn of Palmdale, Calif., 216-155 and 214-158, in the best-of-three-game title match of the Teen Masters Grand Championship Wednesday night to win a $64,000 scholarship package, the richest scholarship prize in youth bowling. The tournament finals were conducted on a special onelane installation in Vanderbilt Hall, inside New York City’s Grand Central Terminal, capping two days of match play competition for four high school-age girls and four boys who had qualified in July in Wickliffe, Ohio. Young, who will graduate from Viera High School in 2014, won the high school boys’ division earlier Wednesday for the right to bowl Dunn, the high school girls’ division winner, in the boy-meetsgirl grand championship match. While Dunn struggled to find the pocket in the first game, Young got locked in and finished with four strikes for a 216-155 victory. In the second game, Dunn failed to convert two 4-6-7 splits and didn’t throw a strike until her final ball in the 10th frame, while Young followed an unconverted 4-10 split in the third frame with a string of four strikes to build an insurmountable lead. “I was ecstatic to have a chance to pick the long (lane conditioning) pattern,” Young said. “Ashley’s great on the short pattern; she would have crushed me.” The Teen Masters is noted for its challenging lane conditions, requiring the youth bowlers to compete for part of the tournament on a long oil lane condition and part of the event on a shorter oiling pattern. Young won a coin toss for the right to choose which lane condition would be used for the grand championship match. To place further emphasis on skill over equipment technology, all players were limited to the same two Ebonite bowling ball models throughout the tournament. Young won the boys’ division of the finals over Aaron Yuratovich, 16, of Olathe, Kan. Yuratovich won a $4,000 scholarship Kamron Doyle, 14, of Brentwood, Tenn., finished third for a $2,000 scholarship and Jacob Ettinger, 18, of Lafayette, Colo., was fourth for a $1,000 scholarship. Dunn, who won an $8,000 scholarship, topped Haley Rubin, 18, of Brandon, S.D., for the girls’ division title. Rubin won $4,000 in scholarship money. Jessica Davies, 17, of Cape Coral, Fla., was third for a $2,000 scholarship and Melanie Hannon, 16, of Cheektowaga, N.Y., was fourth for a $1,000 scholarship.
“The feeling is unreal,” Young said. “I’m looking at the $64,000 check and seeing my future in college. I’m not sure what it will be, but I have a couple of years to decide.”
Idle bowling thoughts... •••You can't count the number of disagreements with judges and other officials during the Olympics. That is simply because many are judgment calls by experts in their sports who have a lot of leeway. No such problems in bowling 99 percent of the time. The basic rules cover personal equipment and all areas involving the playing equipment. And they are accepted around the world. •••"I'd rather be lucky than good." is a phrase you may have heard many times. You may have uttered it yourself. But can't mean it, or shouldn't believe it. Luck is fine in its place, in the proper perspective. But you can't practice or learn all about luck and therefore you can't perfect it. That makes luck a fitting and fleeting intangible. Don't get me wrong. Luck can and does cause a high undeserved game and it may be present for an entire night or throughout a tournament. Luck, in the right place, can produce an incredible game or night or performance. And one lucky shot in the right place might determine a title. It has often been noted that all the good breaks and bad breaks even out over the long run, though there are few bowlers who feel they will ever get even. But don't ever confuse luck with certain areas of skill such as an overworking hook ball or a dangerous angle akin to the gutter shot or an almost impossible angle. All the high numbers, averages, money earnings, titles and super credentials were not erected by bricks of luck. Stars of any era would rather be good than lucky and are so much the better for it. So will you.
•••William Edward Staub of New Jersey died recently at age 96, and he enjoyed a long list of activities such as building and flying radio controlled airplanes, water skiing, golf and near the top was bowling and he was an enthusiastic participant and bowling center owner. He also headed a number of companies and excelled in the exercise and aerobics field. Staub received a lifetime achievement award from Health and Fitness magazine. He was considered the most influential figure in the development and manufacturing of the home treadmill. •••The most important statistic to any pro bowler is earnings per tournament. The bottom line is how much money you spend to win prize money. Every sport is a challenge and in professional sports such as bowling, golf, track, rodeo, tennis, horseshoe pitching and many others that pay prizes to contestants but little in the way of guaranteed fees and salaries are the real gut grabbers. Your living is on the line and it is very difficult to play for pay and not be paid to play. •••The late Bruce Pluckhahn, ace writer and public relations genius for bowling once pointed out that if you look at attendance figures for sports they often seem staggering. But if you count league and tournament bowlers who roll 30 weeks or more and the thousands of tournament participants the guaranteed attendance figures for bowlers could be 100 million. •••Pro bowlers really aren't all that superstitious, but some claim it is a scientific fact that they roll much better while wearing certain colored uniforms.
August 15 - 21, 2012
Peter Briguglio Tops Maple Family Centers Summer Bowling Tour at Farmingdale Lanes
FARMINGDALE, NY - Peter Briguglio tallied the events highest scratch series of 750 to take first place in the Maple Summer Bowling Tour. This fourth round of the event was held at Farmingdale Lanes and Briguglio, rolled a scratch game of 257 to highlight his first place 750 set. 2nd place went to Chris Buzzinetti with a 234 high game and a 663 scratch series followed by Chris Weis 259-712, Mack Oakman Jr., Darryl Thompson 231, Louis Zamora 225-633, Greg Giotgio 224, 8th place went to Ed Scollins, 9th went to Joe Gallipani and 10th place went to Paul Lestingi.
August 15 - 21, 2012
AT WALLINGTON LANES
By Gloria Volpe
Gloria’s Anyway Doubles Our own Steve Cicchetti had the high game of the night with his 268 & 243 701, Kenny Lee had a nice 265, Our own Nick Mancini 264, Mike Roman 263 Kevin (Tito Jackson) 258 & 257, John Palmieri 258, Chris Briamonte bowled Two 257 games , Dominick Mancini 256 695. Lou Rondon 256, Brett Contreras 248 700, and Mike Barone, 246 & 245 Tuesday Anyway Foursome Al Luzzi had the high game and series with his 289 685, Doug Weiler 243 227 677, Brian Masincup 238, Jason Fistuneko 231 7 225, Kenny Demchak 229, Tom Twist 228, Spike Ianneilo 223, Mike Polito 221, and Shannon Kelly 203,201. Tuesday Trios Gianvito Clavelli had two nice games with 258, 213-672, Ray Applet 237, Kelle Trabucco 233,204, Dave Cicero 226 214-652, Matt Marquart 224, James Borsella and Matt Donders each posted a 215 Markos Foursome Andres Escalante had the high game in this league with his 276, Alan Kowal 248 & 244 226 718, Mike Roman 244,Tom Muszynski & Rick Smith 243, Nick Santana 241, John Rebecky 239, Will Henkelman and Our own Joe Leardo and Brian Heinrich 233 , Louis Rondon 226, Nicole D Ademo 209, Roberta Beattys 203, and Debbie Henkelman 201.
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August 15 - 21, 2012
AT FARMINGDALE LANES
Michael Berardino 719
FARMINGDALE, NY – Michael Berardino topped the scoring in the Wednesday Adult/Junior League firing games of 214-269-236 for a high series of 719. Joseph Angelone rolled 224212-246-682, Frank Berardino 233, Mike Testa 224, Pat Berardino 215, and Bruce Markland 202.
Wayne Seal 649
FARMINGDALE, NY - Wayne Seal paced the scoring in the Monday MNFP League firing games of 231-213 for a high series of 649. Ronnie Simon shot 223, Ronnie Soper 221, Linda Stephanopoulos 226, Mike McLaughlin 217, and Fran Savoldy 204.
In the Monday AM Seniors League Ken Lauri shot 181, and Cathy Caputo 153. Matt Ciullo rolled 190, Brandon Soedarmasto 189, Emily McLaghlin and Paige Sztabnik 188.
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Eric Vazquez 719
FARMINGDALE, NY – Eric Vazauez led the scoring in the Tuesday Party League firing games of 278-257 for a high series of 719. Brian Beale shot 256-225, Joseph Venizia 250, George Tinch 247-212, Dennis Dowdican 245, Joe Angelone 238-244-216-698, Michael Garfinkel 238-221, Dave Brand 237-223, Thomas Rogers 235, Joe Livolsi 204-234-233-671, Valerie DeLillo 216, and George James and Katie Rahner 200.
Dennis Dowdican 278
FARMINGDALE, NY – Dennis Dowdican led the scoring in the Tuesday Party League firing games of 278-235 for a high series of 669. Jamie Lane rolled 247, Lloyd Hasluck 245, Conor McCormack 243, Brian Beale 237, Tony Falzone 236, Will McCaw 233229-653, Valerie DeLillo 239, George Mazzochi 232, Dan Gazza 230, and Joan Hasluck 213. In the Pro Shot Challenge League Joe Costanzo rolled 218217, Sean Mott 216, Sly Curreri 208, Alex Marsillo 205, Chris Liotta 204, and Joe R. Mele 203.
Mike Bagnato 671
FARMINGDALE, NY – Mike Bagnato led the scoring in the Wednesday Friends League firing a 245 game for a high series of 671. Brian Walsh rolled 226, Joe Baumann 210, and Steve Butera 203. In the Wednesday Adult/Junior League Casey Sparacio rolled 236, Greg Pess 215, Robyn Haines 214, and Deanna Rosenberg 201. In the Summer Sunshine Kids League Joe Stainkamp shot 187, Marci Hunt 169, and Joan Healy 166-165.
August 15 - 21, 2012
J o a n Ta y l o r ’ s . . . . . . . . . . . Te n P i n R a p
Recently the Garden State Games were held at Majestic Lanes in Hopelawn, NJ. While entries were down from last year, a group of volunteers still gave up their Sunday to run the tournament and award the medals. Thanks to Joyce Brokling and Elaine Wilson for working all day. Elaine also bowled and finished first in her division. See following results from our locals. Many Morris County league bowlers distinguished themselves in several age and gender categories. Boys’ Scholastic division, 186 and over average: Lucas Cruz, Westfield, 1291 (six games), Tyler Vitelli, Annandale, 1230. Girls’ Scholastic, 176 and over average: Brianna Boze, Summit, 1024. Boys Scholastic, 171-185, Zachary Vitelli, Annandale, 1219. Girls’ Scholastic, 146-160, Jenna Henderson, Washington, 983. Girls Scholastic, 126-145, Rhianna Smith, Budd Lake, 991. Boys’ Youth, 125 and under, Francis Vitelli, Annandale, 919. Female Senior, 161-175, Elaine Wilson, Morris Plains, 1091. Female, Regular 186 and over, Jennifer Drury (second place), Parsippany, 1242.
Pete Thomas Won the $10,000 Senior Mini Eliminator At Texas Station, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV: Pete Thomas, who resides in Oklahoma, won the 2012 Summer Senior MiniEliminator at Texas Station in Las Vegas. Pete shot a 209 to defeat second place finisher, Bob Godden, Las Vegas, NV by 5 pins. Pete earned $10,000 for his victory while Bob earned $5,000. Finishing third was Darwin Wimer, Mesquite, NV who shot 200 worth $2,500. The final shootout was exciting as the three division champions competed in a 1 game shootout to determine the $10,000 winner. Bob, who won the handicap division, was getting 30 pins in handicap but missed three 10 pins in the first 5 frames to eliminate his advantage. Pete, the 50-59 division champion, bowled a clean game which was enough for the victory. Darwin, who won the super senior division, was always a double away from taking the lead and winning the title. The match kept all of the spectators in suspense the entire match. The first annual Senior Mini was a resounding success as over 300 entries were recorded with bowlers traveling as far as Australia and Germany to compete. More than 60 bowlers received a check from the $40,000 prize fund. Brunswick also distributed their latest high end balls and ran their famous Practice Range throughout the tournament. Two sweepers were run with both champions earning $1,000. Tony Pascua, from the 50-59 division, won the Sunday sweeper and Henry Murphy, a handicap bowler from Henderson, NV won the Monday sweeper. Over 100 entries were recorded in the two sweepers which paid out almost $5,000.
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Jerry Petti 788
HOPELAWN, NJ – Jerry Petti topped the scoring in the Senior No-Tap League blasting games of 264-240-284 for a high series of 788. Larry Johnson rolled 244, and Wayne Michel and Rose Petti 209. Mitch Sacks 744 FARMINGDALE, NY – Mitch Sacks topped the scoring in the Monday Main Event League firing games of 238-269-237 for a high series of 744. Bill Daunno rolled 279-237207-714, Kevin Menedez 207246-253-706, Matthew Manenty 235-257-689, Eric Oppenheimer 237-245-673, Rick Sciulla 219258-668, George Borowski 237235-663, Joann Borowski 234, and Jackie Mintz 211.
August 15 - 21, 2012
THE MAGIC AT MAJESTIC
Mike Consiglio 985
HOPELAWN, NJ – Mike Consiglio led the scoring in the Handicap Doubles League firing games of 278-205-279-223 for a high series of 985. John Fylpczuk shot 213-245238-250-946, Joe Lampariello 226-249-254-922, Thomas Ortiz III 202-219-267-254-912, Eric Velazquez 217-215-268-205-905, Nelson Alves 238-233-225-204900, Dawn Cerasani 210-267-227897, and Lisa Palazzola 215-218248-843. In the Junior HavABall League Branden Barrese hit 209, and Jason Amsterdam 189.
Matt Mitchell 664
HOPELAWN, NJ – Matt Mitchell led the scoring in the Performance Ball Trios League firing games of 205-235-224 for a high series of 664. John Kertesz rolled 220-208621, Bill Bailey 206-212, and Nick Shine 210.
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Ken Horvath 1002
HOPELAWN, NJ – Ken Horvath led the scoring in the 400 Handicap Doubles League firing games of 265-277-225-235 for a high series of 1002. Angelo Fallacaro, Jr. rolled 222-216-236-268-942, Kris Brus 229-269-278-934, Tommy Martino 235-215-279-925, Eric Haltli 232-234-239-210-915, Thomas Ortiz III 226-216-222245-909, Joe Lampariello 212220-256-218-906, Dawn Cerasani 253-798, Diane Yodice 244-204786, and Dotti Artale 236-786.
Dorien Soto 741
HOPELAWN, NJ – Dorien Soto led the scoring in the Monday Junior/Adult League firing games of 278-228-235 for a high series of 741. Joe Plescia rolled 266-214-679, Mark Wiget 235, Dave Rezes 234, Steph Crane 225-214, and Lisa Kjersgaard 232.
Jerry Petti 701
HOPELAWN, NJ – Jerry Petti topped all competition rolling in the Senior No-Tap League when he posted games of 255-280 for the session high series of 701. Wayne Michel rolled 233, and Larry Johnson 198.
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