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Vol. 73 No.32

October 10 - 16, 2012

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October 10 - 16, 2012 tion, keeping score for a TV show, or assisting officials from the local association level to national leaders. No person had more bowling memorabilia and no one shared it so well, so much so that he was considered the historian of the ABC. He invented the Landgraf system of changing pins, putting a new pin in each set, thus assuring pins would be rolled against evenly. Fairness, strict supervision, and understanding were his ethical standards. Landgraf also served as mayor of his home city, guided his wife's career as a world class pool player and was an expert in silver work. To win the Landgraf Memorial award is placing the recipient in the upper class of the sport's history---just as he was.

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Here are some bits and pieces of goings-on in the bowling community: College bowling fans again will be able to watch hundreds of hours of coverage on BowlTV during the 2012-13 United States Bowling Congress Collegiate season. For the fourth consecutive season, fans will be able to watch regular-season and postseason competition from across the country on's BowlTV. The schedule kicks off with the Brunswick Southern Collegiate Classic in Marietta, Ga., on Nov. 3-4. The interactive home of USBC is Go to for the fastest USBC headlines. BowlTV 2012-2013 Collegiate Broadcast Schedule: (Subject to change) Nov. 3-4 - Brunswick Southern Collegiate Classic; Nov. 30-Dec. 2 -Track Kat Klash (NCAA); Dec. 17-18 - Collegiate Shoot-Out; Dec. 19-20 Glenn Carlson Las Vegas Invitational; Jan. 25-27 - Kutztown Invitational (NCAA); Feb. 1-3 - Prairie View A&M Invitational (NCAA); Feb. 16-17 Backhaul Direct Hoosier Classic; March 15-17 - Music City Classic (NCAA); March 22-24 - NAIA Invitational; April 16-20 - USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships and USBC Intercollegiate Singles Championships. Many former touring pro bowlers are coaching these college teams now, and you’ll never see better sportsmanship than in these matches. If you didn’t already hear, or didn’t know him personally, PBA player Tony Reyes was killed in a car accident on September 28th. He had one PBA title and a “last man standing” shootout title. You would never know if he had an exceptionally good or bad block of games on tour because he had a constant million-dollar smile, regardless. He told me he wanted to work with young people in the inner cities of California, particularly Hispanics. Then he laughed because at the time he said he couldn’t speak Spanish. As a tribute to Tony, PBA Tour players will wear a special black-and-silver “TR” emblem during competition in the months ahead. The special TR logo reflects the colors of Reyes’ favorite sports team, the Oakland Raiders.

Bill Landgraf was a bowling pioneer whose life spanned the founding of the American Bowling Congress in 1895 and continued through the arrival of televised bowling and the establishment of the Professional Bowlers Association. There were few areas of bowling where he didn't excel. He was a brilliant organizer who held dozens of major administrative positions. He was a stickler on rules and regulations. He was a close friend of most of the legends who formed the ABC, the men who coordinated the rules of the game and developed the scoring system. He was a tournament creator and conductor and his Landgraf Classic was one of the most respected in the history of the sport. In all he did his time and effort were for his sport, whether he was helping Joe Thum in a promo-

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By Gloria Volpe

Monday Night Trios A nice high games for Austin Masser bowling 259-257 for a 729 set followed by David Cirkus 258-684, Linda Rose 258-668, Wallington’s own Brian Heinrich 256, Alan Kowel 255. And then 246 was a hot number for Robert Mc Neal, Michael Szewezk and Anres Escalante all shooting 246. G & L Friday Nite Mixed Jason Fistuneko was on fire in this league with his 269-231-674, Chris Kim 257, Joe Seipe 256, Bill Henkelman 243-217, and Mike Anello 233-227. Thursday Mixed The high scorer of the night was Ed Biggy with his 238-226 -222-686. Charles Jackson 216, Mike Biggy 213 and Lorie Biggy 206, Bud Light Tuesday 4 Man The scores were high for this league with Alan Kowal leading with a 290 game and T. J. Valentine was right behind with his 278-756. Kevin (Tito) Jackson hit 268-256-236-760, Jae Kim and Gary Eda 257, Victor Mendoza 256, Kevin Matawa 252, Paul Stamos 248, Tony Lore 247 along with Mark Nobile, Kris Kovarcik Paul Freudenvoll and TJ Valentine, Chris Montagna tossed 245 and Karen Valenti 233-205.

Another Reason To Attend East Coast Bowling Centers Convention October 14-17, 2012
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PBA Tour titlist Tony Reyes died early Friday morning, September 28, in a car accident near San Francisco. He was 38. Reyes competed in 14 seasons on the PBA Tour, won his lone Tour title in dramatic fashion in the 2006 Motor City Classic in Detroit where he bowled the 18th televised 300 game in PBA Tour history in the semi-final match against Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III before going on to defeat Wes Malott in the championship match 255-238. He cut back on Tour competition in recent seasons to concentrate on his pro shop business. Most recently, he finished 21st in the 2012 PBA Tournament of Champions and 27th in 2011. Reyes is survived by his wife, Nicole and one year-old daughter, Gianna.

Monday Early Birds: Ed Hardy 265, Kevin Sikora 233-646, Mark Bradley 233-621, Frank Grumka 231-600, Karen Evangelista 200 Fox Hills Seniors: Robert Forte 217, Don King 206, Lorraine Dacko 161 Morris Hills Mixed: Beth Williams 197 Rockaway Women: Susan Chillemi 201, Lois Kehmna 192 Rockaway Foursome: Joe Serico 246-662, Allen Apgar 241, Bob McGee 231, Joyce Hulbert 256-661, Rosa Bono 222 PBA Experience – bowled on changing PBA lane conditions: Rob Sperling 257, Tim Panek 246, Noel Vega 225, Lary Timpson 221, Joe Caloger 208 NorBu Lodge: Charles Wrigth 230, Bill Karpack 220-625, Chris Bakos 215, Lynn Perry 188 Thursday Nite Mixed: Tim Panek 249-657, Mark Novembre 235, Paul Engallena 225, Crabby Brown 224, Dori Tingoli 236 Lake Hiawatha A.C.: Keith Dougherty 254-681, Bill Karpack 246693, Dave Martorana 245-695



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Joey Jones 769
OAKLAND, NJ – Joey Jones topped the scoring in the Sal Marino Classic League firing games of 290-267 for a high series of 769. Dave Ritter rolled 279-257-763, Jack Prins 267-257-751, Shawn Aiello 258-247-739, Louis Lavecchis 248-247-722, Mike Kenney 269707, Anthony Lavecchia 258-704, Jim Hosier 238-701, John Mormando 257-689, and Tom Settembrino 245-686.

Chris Brennan 278
MADISON, NJ - Chris Brennan led the scoring in the CMIL League firing a high game of 278. Rich Kiemel rolled 268, and Justin Cabiltes 266, Jennifer Drury 227 and Jennifer Dunklin 216.

Matt Russo 730
LAKEWOOD, NJ – Matt Russo topped the scoring in the Saturday Scratch Trio League firing games of 247-247-236 for a high series of 730. RyanMelia rolled 235-244-237-716, Faith Meder 209-246-248-703, Tori Boughton 257, Tyler Brooks 234-246, Noah Zawadsky and Nick Colatrell 246, Karyn Lukosius 239, Jared Stuart 234, McKenna Collier and Larry Husted 233, Nick Chirichello and Amanda Nardiello 232, Justin Campbell 230, Amber MacLeod 226, and Kaity Lash 225.

Andrew Houseward 729
OAKLAND, NJ – Andrew Houseward topped the Thursday Late Men’s League at Holiday Bowl firing of 258-249 for a 729 hi set. John Mormando shot 267-705, Chet Morin 258-234-694, Gary Gilbert 238-686, Jim Ketterer 258-677, Dennis Bussanich 239-677, Kevin Hartog 237-663, and Paul Serzan 234-663.

John Manganiello, Donald Bryant 278
MADISON, NJ – In the Pat Martinelli Friday Classic John Manganiello and Donald Bryant each blasted a high 278 game. Brett Shapiro hit 275, Mike Potoski 722, Joey Parisi 689, Jennifer Drury 201, and Ellen Moore and Lissette Tapanes 200.

Robert Guzman 249
LAKEWOOD, NJ – Robert Guzman led the scoring in the Saturday Junior Classic League firing a high game of 249. Cathy Jones rolled 245, Nicky Spirio 225, Jillian Stuart 212, Christine Jones 206, Chris Swindel 191, Andrew Lazarchick 186, Michael Brennan and Alec Hehir 183, and Julianna Forbes 174. In the Saturday Pin Hitters League Livia Spalluto rolled 178-170, Joey Tedesco 155, Angol Gonzalez, Jr. 135, Joey Schamber 121, Amber Hauser 108, Emily Hehir 107, Michael Schamber 104, and Anthony Tedesco 94.

Mike Riccardi 706
OAKLAND, NJ- Mike Riccardi led the scoring in the Friday Men’s League firing a 252 game en route to the session high series of 706. Gerry Botbyl rolled 246-668, Ben Bucaro 238-665, Ed Fitzpatrick 256-652, George Tahinos 244-647, Jim Affinito 255-641, and Dave Van Harken 221-641.



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Overlooked in the wake of his PBA Senior Player of the Year campaign was the fact that Walter Ray Williams Jr. has overtaken Pete Weber as the PBA’s overall winningest player. With his most recent win in a PBA South Region senior event in Canton, Ga., Williams now has a grand total of 85 PBA titles: 47 in PBA Tour competition (the alltime record), four PBA Senior titles, 31 standard PBA Regional titles and three PBA Senior Regional titles. Weber, despite recording his first win as a senior in Sunday’s PBA Midwest Region St. Clair Bowl Senior Open, now has 84 total titles: 36 PBA Tour titles, 47 standard PBA Regional titles (the PBA record), and one PBA Senior Regional win.

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Clay Hunt 745
FARMINGDALE, NY – Clay Hunt led the scoring in the Tuesday Early Birds League firing games of 256-233-256 for a high series of 745. Curtis Brown rolled 248-269-222-739, Mike Garrido 278-248-707, Nicole Catapano 235, Pat Berardino 210, and Katie Rahner 206. In the Pro Shot Challenge League Joe R. Mele rolled 243-204-639, Ralph Ehrlich 231, Joe Costanzo and Kim Curreri 214, Dan Brazezicke 209, Sly Curreri 205, Sean Mott 203, and Marc Bieler 202.

Artie O’Neill 739
FARMINGDALE, NY – Arite O’Neill topped the scoring in the Thursday 3-Man with games of 289-257 for a 739 high set. Robert McNally shot 278-228-214-720, Larry Langsam 227-234270-731, Kenny Reinhart, Jr. 259-224, BJ Fuller 256-235, Bob Langis, Jr. 250-206, and Frank Magro 246-235-235-716.

Kevin Masick 729
FARMINGDALE, NY – Kevin Masick led the scoring in the Monday Night Fourplay League firing a high game of 258 and a high series of 729. Kyle Durfee hit 246, Rod Perry 243, Matthew Farley 227, John DiVito 227, Mike Palumbo 225-217, Fran Savoldy 216, Linda Stephanopoulos and Shari Kessler each tossed a 215 game.



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Metropolitan Bowling Writers Association HISTORY
In the early 1960’s a group of bowling journalists thought it was time to organize. Among the early members were Pat McDonough of the New York World Telegram and Sun, Gordon White Jr. of the New York Times, Joe Richards of the New York Mirror, Chuck Pezzano of the Bergen Record, Vic Kalman of the New York Daily News, Bill Libby of the New York Daily News, Jerry Levine of the New York Journal American, Dick Carmody of the Long Island Daily Press, freelance writers and publicists Jack Schwartz, Murry Goodman, Fred Ridolf, and Lou Sahadi. These men were the foundation of the Metropolitan Bowling Writers Association. The reasons to organize were simple, to communicate among themselves and to the bowling world, all of it. Over the years the monthly luncheons at the famed Leone’s Restaurant in NYC and awards dinners were used to honor hundreds in and out of bowling and to open channels to spread the news of this great sport. The MBWA has honored the top bowlers in the nation, the best local area stars, collegians and juniors as well as those who make it all possible with their dedication. The William Landgraf Memorial award is for persons who performed above and beyond, as competitors, administrators, proprietors, sponsors, journalists and any pioneering efforts. Landgraf was a standout in many areas of bowling in the New York area for more than 50 years. He was involved in rules, tournaments, charity and was a respected historian. Our Dick Battista award honors persons who have overcome severe physical handicaps. The late Battista was an early heart transplant patient who came back to return to the pro tour, the first athlete to return to his sport after a heart change. The Joe Richards Memorial Hall of Fame award honors a journalist, in honor of our beloved past president. Our special service awards celebrate any special contribution, above and beyond, to our sport.