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Vol. 74 No.01 March 6 - 12, 2013 50 cents
Jason Belmonte Wins USBC Masters Title
By Lucas Wiseman - USBC NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Australian two-handed star Jason Belmonte picked up his first major title and became just the second foreign player to win the United States Bowling Congress Masters and did it in front of a capacity crowd at Brunswick Zone Carolier. Belmonte defeated Wes Malott of Pflugerville, Texas, 258-245, to win the $50,000 first-place prize and a major title on the Professional Bowlers Association Tour. The victory was his sixth career PBA Tour title. “This is without a doubt the greatest feeling I’ve ever had on a pair of the lanes,” said Belmonte, who joined Finland’s Mika Koivuniemi as the only foreign players to win the Masters. “You come out on the PBA Tour, the hardest tour in the world with the greatest players in the world, and at the top of that PBA photo tree are the majors. To finally get atop Jason Belmonte earned the 2013 USBC Masters trophy in one and check the view out for the first an exciting match that was decided in the tenth frame. time is golden. It’s absolutely beautiful.” him to pull the ball left. The title match was filled with drama in the “Someone in the crowd caught me in the 11th final frame as Belmonte delivered three strikes, frame. I don’t want to say anything against the including a heart-stopping second shot in the fans in New Jersey because they’ve been great, 10th when a pin darted across to take out the 10 and it happened to some other guys during the pin at the last second. week, but it’s a bummer, a heart-breaker,” Malott Belmonte’s perfect 10th frame, capping a string said. “It happened during the biggest tournament of six strikes in a row, forced Malott to match of my career, when I had a chance to win, but I’ll him with three strikes of his own to take the title take the positives from this week and move forby one pin. Malott’s first shot barely struck with ward. That’s all I can do.” the 4 pin falling late, but his second shot went Malott, who entered the day as the No. 3 seed, high and left the 3-6-10, giving the title to advanced to the title match with a 202-185 victoBelmonte. ry over England’s Stuart Williams in the semifi“Watching that 4 pin fall at first I was like ‘oh nal. Malott took down Hall of Famer Parker no,’ but then I had an overwhelming feeling that Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., 255-248, in his first if it was meant to be it would be,” said Belmonte, match of the day. who went undefeated in the double-elimination The stepladder finals started with a bang as match-play bracket to earn the top seed for the Bohn opened the first game with the first eight finals. “It was like the tension just doubled, and strikes against Koivuniemi in a 278-246 victory. there was already a lot of tension. I can assure The Masters, which featured a total prize fund you the last thing I thought I was going to see of $325,000, is part of the World Tenpin Bowling was Wes not get the ball to the pocket.” Association World Bowling Tour. A sold-out After the loss, Malott said a distraction caught field of 468 players from 13 countries started the his eye on the second shot in the 10th and caused week in their quest to take home the trophy.
Steven Haneveld 299-801, Heriberto Matias 300 at Rockaway
ROCKAWAY, NJ - Steven Haneveld, a former junior bowler at Rockaway Lanes, shot his first 800 series as an adult blasting an 801 series highlighted by a near perfect 299 game while rolling in the Friday Nite Men’s League at Rockaway Lanes. Heriberto Matias found perfection rolling a 300 en route to a 750 set followed by Brandon Draughn tossing a 290, Ken Goeroge 278, Lou Pace 277, and Bob Webb with a 258 game.
Tom Twist 803 at Wallington
By Gloria Volpe WALLINGTON, NJ - Another Pin on the wall of fame belongs to Tom Twist with his 279, 266, 258 for an 803 set in the Tuesday Early 5-Man at Wallington Lanes. Craig Bagnoli hit 268, Toto Jowono 267, Dan Snyder 266, Jeremy Rybak 259, Frank Heaney and Kevin Easton 257, Fred O’Callaghan 248, Matt Dunn 247, John Rebecky 246, Bill Cappiello 245, Jim Patti Sr. 244, Bret Contreras and Jerry Ramirez 243, and Al Luzzi 238, 236.
Kenny Reinhardt 300 at Farmingdale
FARMINGDALE, NY – Kenny Reinhardt, Jr. blasted a 300 game in the Wednesday Men’s League at Farmingdale Lanes. Brian Bealie shot 279-245-717, Anthony Lupoll 267-738, Kenneth Brown 258-225, Dennis Rashkover 256-679, James Curran 250-223-685, and Anthony Gatterdam 248-243-701.
Michael Fandino 300 at JIB Lanes
FLUSHING, NY - Michael Fandino 300 797 series while rolling in the Friday Hi-Roller League at JIB Lanes. Paul Bauman Jr. tossed a 288 game in a 750 series, Steve Amarosa posted a 771 set highlighted with a 280 game followed by Nut Flowers with 279-746 and Quentin Collins tallied a 743 series.
Cindy Ribeiro, Bobby Fox are Maple’s Xtravaganza Winners
BROOKLYN, NY - Cindy Ribeiro and Bobby Fox will be traveling to the Red Rock Resort and Casino in Las Vegas Nevada, May 30th, to June 2nd, to compete in the “2013 Hall of Fame Xtravaganza Finals”. With $25,000 in cash and merchandise prizes they have a lot to look forward to. Cindy, a league bowler in the Friday Late Mixed at Farmingdale Lanes and Bobby, a Jib Lanes league bowler, had their names drawn from pool of hundreds of Maple Family Centers league bowlers having made contributions to the annual Bowlers to Veterans Link fundraisers conducted in: Coram Country Lanes, Farmingdale Lanes, Rockville Centre Lanes, Jib Lanes and Maple Lanes. In addition to the two day doubles tournaments in which they will be competing, Cindy and Bobby will meet bowling legends, attend an awards reception and hopefully make some money at the tables.
March 6 - 12, 2013
J o a n Ta y l o r ’ s . . . . . . . . . . . Te n P i n R a p
Spending five days at the USBC Masters tournament at Brunswick Zone Carolier Lanes, North Brunswick, gave me many new perspectives. There were 468 entries (the tournament sold out), of which 196 were PBA members; 12 were women and 13 countries were represented. Jack Cook, 15, Denville, was among a handful of high schoolers who tried their (bowling) hand at a very challenging shot. The consensus, though, was that the shot was still more navigable than last year’s US Open condition. Over three days of qualifying, 5 games per day, Jack averaged 183, finishing in 380th place, which wasn’t bad at all. He said he had fun, and learned you had to move (adjust on each lane) quickly. In crossing with Amleto Monacelli and Jeffrey Young, Cook said “they did everything the same. They were both friendly towards me.” Rather than return to the lanes Sunday for the televised final rounds, Jack opted to bowl in a Junior Bowlers’ Tour tournament in Hamilton (NJ), where he finished fourth. He needed to bowl to add to his points, which eventually decide the JBT Bowler of the Year. Who is Ashly Galante? She is the Powerhouse sideline reporter in conjunction with the webbased broadcast of Xtra Frame. It was refreshing to hear and see her in action with intelligent commentary and questions. Her background speaks for itself. She was on two national championship collegiate teams, Pikeville and Webber International. She made it onto Team USA at age 18. She was a Teen Masters champion, having led the tournament by 200 pins. She posted the national high average for youth bowlers on a sport shot for an incredible five consecutive years. She averaged 216 there. Check out her Ashly Galante Fan Page on Facebook, where she has bowling trivia, crossword puzzles, and a unique “whose ball specs are these?” feature. Geoff Reiss was on hand for the final rounds of the Masters. He is the relatively new Chief Executive Officer for the PBA. He wants to grow the audience of professional bowling to include people “outside the hard-core bowling enthusiasts” and to give the bowlers more opportunities to win money. “The sport is underappreciated and underleveraged. It has potential. It needs to be updated and modernized for the time we live in.” In his youth, he bowled at Century Lanes in New York. On Saturday, February 23rd, he and his son Jack bowled a few games at Carolier. I was proud of the crowd not only during the week, but especially on Sunday, when they rooted for all the finalists, even after New Jersey’s Parker Bohn III didn’t get to the final match. There is a strong rumor, soon to be confirmed, that the Masters will return to Brunswick Zone Carolier next year. I’ll be there!
PBA SPARE SHOTS
By Bill Vint - PBA
XTRA FRAME COVERAGE OF KOIVUNIEMI’S 7-10 SPLIT MAKES ESPN NEWS Mika Koivuniemi’s successful 7-10 split conversion during the final Elimination Bracket match of the USBC Masters, aired live on Xtra Frame and ultimately was aired as the “Bud Light Play of the Day” on ESPN’s SportsCenter. The 7-10 conversion proved to be a very big shot for Koivuniemi. It helped him clinch the fifth spot in the ESPN stepladder finals by 12 pins over Mike Machuga. Speaking of Xtra Frame’s comprehensive coverage of the Masters, the PBA has learned the average Xtra Frame viewer spent 54 consecutive minutes watching the live action. In addition, ESPN’s “Pardon The Interruption” hosts Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser celebrated the one-year anniversary of Pete Weber’s famous "Who Do You Think You Are? I Am!" moment after winning the 2012 U.S. Open during their show.
There are many ways to lose bowling friends and teammates, or at least, annoy them greatly. Here's a few: Use a person's personal ball or stick your fingers in it without asking permission first. Spill your drink on their bowling shoes. Shake hands with them after eating chocolate or potato chips, or after you run your fingers through your hair. Always tell them how good the person whose place on the team they took was. Yell at them. Give them the silent treatment. Never go to a league meeting. Go to every league meeting and question everything that comes up. Never read the rule book. Memorize every rule and make sure everyone knows that you know every word of the book. Tell the proud owner of a new, very expensive bowling ball that you could have got it for them wholesale.
Always keep score. Never keep score. Don't bother to learn how to keep score. Whenever you roll badly tell everyone how good you used to bowl. Use the bowling center as you market place to sell raffle tickets, cookies, candy, and everything else. Rush to the line without ever taking a look to see if anyone is ready to bowl on either side. Don’t bowl unless there are six lanes on each side open. Be the last one to arrive and the first one to leave, so much so that you don’t know how your team stands before the night starts and you’re gone before the night’s results are known. Never be ready to roll when it is your turn to bowl. Tell everyone, every time, when it’s their turn to bowl. Make excuses for every shot. Never have a reasonable excuse. Cry about everything. Never cry.
March 6 - 12, 2013
LAKEWOOD, NJ - The 18th Annual Ocean County USBC Youth Association Tournament was held at Ocean Lanes Bowling Center on February 24, 2013 and the results are in. This tournament is actually a group of 5 tournaments in one with 5 divisions Bantam/Prep Handicap, Boys Junior Handicap, Girls Junior Handicap, Boys Scratch and Girls Scratch the tournament encompassing all ages and skill levels. In the Bantam/Prep division - Christy Sharkey won the tournament with a 516 series and adding to her 162 pin handicap bowled a 678 series. Michael Guzman bowled a 559 scratch series with a 51 handicap for a 610 series, Kailee Derrick bowled a 292 series with
In the boys’ scratch division Robbie Guzman bowled games of 212-232-186-213213, for a 1,056 series to win the tournament. Second place was Mitchell Collier with a 1,022 series followed in third place by Mike Mellilo with a 1,007. Tyler Wolfe took fourth place with a 978 series and Nicholas Chirichello was fifth with a 969. In the girls’ scratch division Amber MacLeod bowled games of 222-215-166227-216 for a 1,046 series to easily win the tournament on the girls’ side. She was followed by Amanda Nardiello - second at 944, Lauren Hoffman - third at 937, Madison Lukosius - fourth at 930 and Jen Sisti - fifth at 897.
Ocean County USBC YA Tournament at Ocean Lanes
a 316 handicap for a total of 607. Stephen Spirio finished fourth with a 478 scratch series with a 117 handicap finished at 595 and Kamerin Peters bowled a 538 scratch series and with her 48 handicap tallied a 586 total series. In the Junior boys’ division - Brandon Lynch bowled a remarkable 783 scratch series and with his 138 pin handicap actually bowled a handicapped 921 set. Kyle Minissale bowled a 572 scratch series and with his 189 handicap bowled a 762. Third place was taken by Christopher Swindell with a 613 scratch added to his 120 pin handicap gave him a 733. Finishing fourth was Austin Daddato with a 607 scratch and 105 pin handicap for a 712 series. Jason LaVoie’s 546 scratch series added to his 123 pin handicap was enough for fifth place with a total 669 set. In the Junior girls’ division - Anne Jaggers bowled a 496 scratch series and with her 264 pin handicap won the division with a 760 handicap series. Emily Silber finished second with a 512 scratch series with 234 pin handicap for a 746 series. Danielle Robleski bowled a 484 scratch series which added to her 252 pin handicap gave her a 736 series for third place. April Sharkey finished fourth with a 495 scratch series with 204 handicap for a 699 handicap series. In fifth place Hayley Connelly bowled a 559 scratch series with 126 handicap gave her a 685 series. In the scratch division all bowlers, bowl five games on a sports pattern.
March 6 - 12, 2013
Division High School Wins County, Wing and Delisi Make All –Star Squad
LEVITTOWN, NY - Division High School dominated the Nassau County Team Championship tournament all day behind a total team effort from Junior Brasino, Nate Smith, John Licht, Chris Reilly and Brandon Soedarmasto to take home the first place trophy. In game 3, Division shot an impressive 1189 behind Brandon’s high 289 game. Congratulations also go out to Megan Wing and Kerri Delisi for making the County All-Star team. Megan was as steady as ever in her march to the States and Kerri posted a 701 series for her final 3 games to clinch a spot in the top 6. The final girl spot wasn’t that easy to seize, as a roll off was needed to fill the team. The roll off was the first ever during the counties. The staff and friends at South Levittown Lanes offers cCongrats to all the girls who competed and wish them the best of luck in Syracuse as we know you will represent Nassau County well. The Boy’s Individuals was one for the ages as Hicksville’s Robbie Culp and Sean Kingsepp put on a show. Culp struck like this was his job on the way to a 6 game total of 1485 (247 avg). Going into game 6 there was only an 11 pin difference from 8th place to 4th place so it was anyone’s game. The crowd was behind every shot and those who made it will represent Nassau County well.
Joe Leardo Jr. 745 at Parkway Lanes Ta k e ELMWOOD PARK, NJ – Joe Leardo Jr. led all pin attackers with scores of 279-258-208 for a strong 745 series to lead an active night of Yo u r high scorers in the Wednesday, Teterboro Bowling League, at Parkway F a m i l y Lanes. David Marmolejos bowled 256-712, Eddie Rojas 278-684, Mike B o w l i n g Guglielmino265-683, Ed Bakelaar Sr. 237-681 and Ed Bakelaar Jr. 246657.
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March 6 - 12, 2013
Mike Sala 276
FARMINGDALE, NY – Mike Sala led the scoring in the Tuesday Early Birds League firing a high game of 276. Charlie Turner rolled 269-237715, Kerrick Jones 269-700, Vernon Brown 268-721, Jason Lucas 267, BJ Fuller 258-743, and Brian Beale 254. In the Tuesday Nite Owls League Mike Kremlicka shot 254-220, Jonathan DeFranco 240-204, Rob Larsen and Steve Pasciuto 669.
SPORTS REPORTER March 6 - 12, 2013 John Rankin 279-771 in Montvale Majors LANES
Adam Krauss 727
FARMINGDALE, NY – Adam Krauss led the scoring in the Friday Late Mixed League blasting games of 278-247 for a high series of 727. Rene Costelllo 252, Rob Larsen 248-230-685, Junior Pascual 246, Hari Soedarmasto 244-673, Clay Hunt 236-213, John Lennon 236, Joe Johnson 235, and AJ Crocitto 234.
By Robert Balzarek MONTVALE, NJ – John Rankin Jr. lead Village Grill for the night with a 279-257-771 while rolling in the Montvale Major at Montvale Lanes. John's scores paired with Jeff Rovetto’s 269-703 and John Rankin Sr. 661 series beat SIR Webbing's with Sam Reiner 265-726. Rich Naclerio tossed 286-735 followed by Matt Rovetto with 279-732, Bob Greenwood 275-731, JJ Roldan 268-723, Jeff Rovetto 269-250-703, Mike Robetto 269-701, Terry Drenth 267-697, Rich Pizzutti 253-689, Larry Toppin 248-688, Bob Higgins 257-686, and Howie Johnson 244-680.
Neil Williams 277
FARMINGDALE, NY – Neil Williams rolled a high game of 277 in the Friday Late Mixed . Toni Caridi shot 268-233-684, Artie Moon 256, Bob Starzec 248, Tony Ammirati 247-223, Nick Crocitto 247, and Lukas Zito 246. In the Thursday Goodtimers League John Tiska shot 256, Mike Herman 234 and Mike Weber 234, and Gary Incandela and Brian Walsh 233. Rosie Snyder shot 208 in the Sunday Adult/Junior Scholarship League.
Matt Traina 678
FARMINGDALE, NY- Matt Traina led the scoring in the Saturday Nite Fun League firing a 249 game for a high series of 678. Rob Larsen shot 265-238-674, Clay Hunte 265, Edmond Wing 246620, Chris Buzzonetti 246215-634, Steve Brandt 245-700, Hari SOedarmasto 236-226-666, Al Spano 213-201-211, and Susan Schwiebert 210. In the Thu. Good Timers League Howie Garfinkel shot 236-213, Mike Weber 227, Ken Tamburrino 225, Dale ALberino 225-213, Mike Bagnato 224-214, Donna Bertuglia 222-204, and Frank Berardino 215.
Brian Siemers 246
FARMINGDALE, NY – Brian Siemers led the scoring in the Wednesday Party League firing a high game of 246. David Brand rolled 243, Mike Marrazzo 237, Lloyd Hasluck 227, Mike Siry 226, and Cindy Ellendorf 236.
March 6 - 12, 2013
March 6 - 12, 2013
Monday Early Birds: Ken George 258-642, Pj Lee 257-647, Jesus Cruz 236-659, Julianne Crowell 225-541, Tina Richardson 216-585, Leaan Chervnsik 196-526 County Tuesday Night Mixed: Thomas Griffin Jr. 258-649, Jason Ringle 257, John Scott 257-633, Nichole Spratford 214-629, Sue Marrero 204-600, Mickey Pukas 199-559 Fox Hills Seniors: Robert Forte 209-545, Rick Martone 209, Hank Smith 192-498, Kathy Ingenito 169-469, Irma Hujer 162-427, Carol Forman 157 Morris Hills Mixed: Jay Taormina 206-496, Andy Romo 202-490, Manuy Barraqueiro 178-465, Grace Mcdermott 183-451, Nancy Kolbusch 174-394, Dolores Webb 166-460 Rockaway Women: Lois Kehmna 222-593, Anette Rossi 214-524, Colleen Boyd 213-558 Rockaway Foursome: George Dakak Jr. 300 (8th. One) 781 series – Ed Cook 244-687, Kevin Sikora 234-625, Joyce Hulbert 237-667, Rosanne Cinotti 223-524, Nancy Piechocki 222-582 PBA Experience: Ken Yokobosky 236-642, Philip St. Amand 234, Joseph caloger 221, Gary Malone 213-593 Junior Leagues Lucky Strikers: James Gallagher 153-374, Mark Howarth 116-309, James Taylor 96-272. Ball Busters: Jack Cook 279-750, Nick Westergaard 244-684, Zachary Clark 244-631, Ryan Ackerman 220-601, Robert Murray 202 game, Steph Sihlanick 170-396, Haley Paccione 157-432. Monday Rec Program: Michael Mellifore 113219, Ricky Rodriguez 103-186, Christopher Cavalie 98-184, Hannah Digangi 89, Jack Hartsuiker 85, Rebecca Campbell 84. Dover High School–King Pins: Alexander Manrique 131-371, Christian Espinoza 123-308, Miguel Gonzalez 110-298, Yanina Olivares 118-289, Monika Mancera 109-301, Jonathan Sosa 100-274. Sizzlin’ Strikers: Nicholas Thiese 130-360, Benjamin Cruz 117-294, Dante Garrido 105-255, Emma Thiese 148-403 Weekend Warriors: Ben Miller 129-353; Antonio Rocha 85-227, Emma Wright 153-434, Carlyssa Leigh 138-406 Gutter Busters (2 games): Christopher Dunleary 93-173, Ella Dunleary 85-167, Chelsey Cruz 53-100
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Willie Zammitto 299
HOPELAWN, NJ - Willie Zammitto led the Madison Park Men’s League rolling a near perfect 299 game then added a 223 for the high series of 721. Michael Consiglio rolled 241-236-206-683, Michael Brus III 254232-675, Billy Smith 214-278-665, CJ Galloza 245-209-200-654, Matthew Manenty 202-231-213-646, Tom Martino, Jr. 227-226-646, and Kelly Daunno 204-225-620.
Ken Horvath 755
HOPELAWN, NJ – Ken Horvath topped the scoring in the Raritan Bay Men’s League firing games of 233-245-277 for a high series of 755. Ed Hayes, Jr. rolled 279-256-734, Travis Tilley 279-226-226-731, Lee Kay 226-257-224-707, Gabe Ferrari 203-235-256-694, Nelson F. Alves 222-235-220-677, Dena Simon 210-212-233-655, and Jaime Mugnone 253-226-652.
Tommy Martino, Jr. 740
HOPELAWN, NJ – Tom Martino, Jr. took high series honors rolling in the Middlesex County Classic League pitching games of 266-238-236 for the session high series of 740. Joe Lampariello rolled 247-246-232-725, Nelson Alves 226-251245-722, Anthony Stevens 215-259-247-721, Rob Geyer 255-266-718, William Watson 258-247-211-716, Dennis Smith 257-215-236-708, Frank Mortensen 257-245-203-705, Ryan Branson 201-238-266-705, and Glenn Mohr, Jr. 237-224-242-703.