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Vol. 74 No. 30 September 25 - 30, 2013 50 cents
Robert Harvey Earns Second PBA50 Dick Weber Sportsmanship Award
By Jerry Schneider - PBA SEATTLE, Wash. - PBA50 2008. Tour veteran Robert Harvey In 2013 he made a run of Boise, Idaho, has been at winning his second title by finishing second selected as the 2013 PBA50 in the season-ending Tour’s Dick Weber PBA50 Treasure Island Sportsmanship Award winResort & Casino Open ner by his fellow players presented by MOTIV, marking the second time he losing to Hall of Famer has won the honor named Pete Weber, 243-227, in after the legendary PBA the championship match. Hall of Famer. He also had a fifth-place “It’s an honor to win it finish in the PBA50 once and a surprise to get it Greater Birmingham twice,” said the 57-year-old Open presented by pro shop owner who first Ebonite earlier in the seawon the award in 2010. son. “It’s especially an honor to PBA photo “This season was probreceive an award that’s PBA50 Dick Weber Sportsmanship Award winner ably the most consistent voted on by your peers and Robert Harvey. I’ve had to date,” Harvey named after one of the said. “I had a couple of top-five finishes, finished in greats of the game.” Harvey, who has competed on the Senior Tour the top 20 in overall points and cashed in all but since 2008, owns one PBA50 Tour title which came three tournaments. When you’re having fun positive in the Illinois State BPA Ladies and Legends doubles things happen. I think that attitude rubs off on your event which he won with partner Kelly Kulick in fellow competitors.”
Chris Aponte 803, Kyle Handoga 300 In Monday Classic at Lodi Lanes
LODI, NJ - Chris Aponte hammered out a league high 803 set on games of 289, 235, and 279 while Kyle Handoga found perfection in a 300 game between games of 257 and 234 to close out the night with a 791 set in the Monday Classic 4Man at Lodi Lanes. Quentin Collins tossed 248258-237-743, Felix Perez 254257-233-744, Lisa Frisconi 256246-220-722, Jeremy Rybak 244267-727, Hansel Javier 245-259245-749, Steve Tripp 258-267741, and Kurt Gould - 256-278748.
George Tinch Blasted 300 In Party League at Farmingdale
FARMINGDALE, NY – George Tinch blasted a 300 game in the Tuesday Party League at Farmingdale Lanes. Kenny Simon rolled 280-258744, Kevin Falcone 221-278240-739, Peter Marshall 258223-677, Rob Larsen and Steven May 258, Mike Berardino 257, Mike Garfinkel 256, Jonnae Graeves 259, Paul Burns 253213, Matt Traina 247-227, Brian Beale 244, and Frankie Berardino 242.
Mike Stockman 300 at Parkway
ELMWOOD PARK, NJ – Mike Stockman found perfection in a 300 game while rolling in the Wednesday, Teterboro Bowling League, at Parkway Lanes. Tyrell Johnson pitched a 256 in a 711 set followed by Carole DeGroot rolling 258-707, Carl Haight 247-700, Robert Goodwin 269-689, Kevin DeFrancesco 256678, Roy Castelein 236-663, John Barone 236-663 and Richie DeRosa Jr. 268-661.
PBA East Regional Invitational at Maple City Bowl
48 top players from PBA’s East Region battle for World Series, PBA RPI Finals berths
By Russ Mills - PBA SEATTLE, Wash.– Maple City Bowl in Hornell, N.Y., is hosting the fifth in a series of six new Professional Bowlers Association Regional Players Invitational tournaments that will be covered live on PBA’s exclusive online bowling channel, Xtra Frame, and will reward winners with berths in a new ESPN-televised event during PBA World Series of Bowling V in early November. The new tournament series, which includes events in the PBA’s East, South, Central, Midwest, Southwest and joint WestNorthwest Regions, will provide more than 200 top regional players with international media exposure via Xtra Frame; include attractive prize funds in excess of $25,000 each with $6,000 to the winner and a 1:2 payout ratio, and provide the six winners with paid entries into the World Series. In addition, the winner of the RPI Finals telecast will earn a berth in the 2014 PBA Tournament of Champions. The RPI schedule includes the South RPI in Tavares, Fla. (won by Tom Daugherty of Wesley Chapel, Fla., in early August); the Midwest RPI in Peru, Ill. (won by Dave Beres of Waukesha, Wis., over Labor Day weekend); the Southwest RPI in Shawnee, Okla. (won by Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, on Sept. 8; the Central RPI; the East RPI at Maple City Bowl, Hornell, N.Y., Sept. 20-22, and the West/Northwest RPI at the National Bowling Stadium, Reno, Nev., Oct. 18-20. PBA Tour rookie E.J. Tackett, 21, of Huntington, Ind., was the leading qualifying on the Central Region points list. A one-time Central Region winner, Tackett made his PBA television debut during the GEICO PBA Summer Swing in Milwaukee followed by a sixth-place finish in the U.S. Open. In order to qualify for their respective RPIs, PBA members were required to qualify among the top 48 in competition points within their own regions during a seasonlong points race that ended on July 15. Each RPI will consist of a Friday pro-am and two six-game qualifying rounds on Saturday. The top 16 qualifiers will advance to three rounds of best-of-five-game elimination matches and two rounds of one-game eliminations on Sunday. Saturday’s top four qualifiers will earn two bye rounds and qualifiers five through eight will earn one bye round. See PBA EAST REGION page 2
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PBA EAST REGION
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"This is one of the most exciting initiatives for the PBA Regional program ever and shows the PBA's commitment to developing great players on the regional level,” said PBA Commissioner Tom Clark. “It made the races for the RPI spots in each region even more compelling and the resulting Xtra Frame and TV exposure for the regional program will shed more light on one of the most important foundations of the PBA." Bowling fans can watch the exclusive live start-tofinish coverage of each RPI event on Xtra Frame on Saturdays and Sundays. A full-year subscription is $64.99 and will include not only the RPI events, but the hundreds of hours of coverage from WSOB-V from Las Vegas, qualifying and match play rounds for many of the PBA’s 2014 tournaments and more. To sign up, visit pba.com and click on the Xtra Frame logo. iPhone, iPad and Android users can also download an Xtra Frame app to their mobile devices to catch all the action. Visit the Apple App store and search for PBA Xtra Frame. Android users need to search Google Play or, using a mobile device Play Store, search PBA or Xtra Frame. During the World Series at South Point Hotel, Casino and Bowling Center in early November, the top three RPI champions, based upon their finishing position in the PBA World Championship standings, will compete in a one-game RPI Finals “shootout” event that will air as part of the PBA Chameleon Championships on ESPN. The winner of the RPI Finals will earn a berth in the 2014 PBA Tournament of Champions. Here are the East Region’s top 15 points leaders: PBA EAST REGION TOP 15 RPI QUALIFIERS 1, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 112,993. 2, Adam Chase, West Babylon, N.Y., 54,473. 3, Johnathan Bower, Middletown, Pa., 49,701. 4, Matt O’Grady, South Amboy, N.J., 48,019. 5, Tommy Gollick, Oberlin, Pa., 47,347. 6, Patrick Allen, Wesley Chapel, Fla., 44,806. 7, Joe Ciccone, Buffalo, 43,316. 8, Ken Yokobosky, Fredon, N.J., 43044. 9, Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 42,310. 10, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 40,963. 11, Joe Paluszek, Bensalem, Pa., 37,393. 12, John Furey, Freehold, N.J., 36,281. 13, Gary Haines, West Bablyon, N.Y., 35,708. 14, Travis Celmer, Wernersville, Pa., 35,502. 15, Michael Houtz, Myerstown, Pa., 33,139.
Too often bowling has been depicted as an activity that has overcome a sordid past. As a youngster I sort of reluctantly accepted the oft repeated tales of drinking and gambling and assorted other ills as the main lure of the game, and not the thrill of rolling a ball and knocking down more pins than the other bowlers. Early in my writing career I met some people who were involved with the early days of the sport and others who were related• to or knew some of the pioneers of the game. One day a fellow sportswriter handed me a package, told me that an older woman had dropped it off for me and if I didn't want it to just throw it away. It was a scrapbook of bowling articles that appeared from 1900 to 1905. I was surprised, fascinated, and proud, and eagerly devoured every
word. It was all positive, maybe by design, maybe because that's the way it was. It had many a piece about women's bowling, informative, educational, and illustrative of a larger role women played than ever imagined. Serving on various Hall of Fame and other committees I had the opportunity to peruse long ago publications and articles about the sport plus much of the research done by bowling scholars such as Al Matzelle, Bruce Pluckhahn and Herm Weiskopf. Sure there was some gambling, drinking, plenty of needling, lip action, equipment tampering and all the rest that goes with the building of a sport, but there also was the touch of class given by builders, engineers, women, churches, athletic and social clubs and people from every walk of life.
September 25 - 30, 2013
Brandon Draugn, Steven Haneveld, Steve Jankovitz, Nick Westergaard 300 at Rockaway Lanes
ROCKAWAY, NJ - Brandon Draugn, Steven Haneveld, Steve Jankovitz and Nick Westergaard all earned no-tap 300 games while competing in the Thursday No-Tap League at Rockaway Lanes. Al Terantino pitched a 297 game while Teri Renn hit 296-679, Nidia Haneveld 266-764, and Rosa Bono 266-710. In the County Tuesday Night Mixed, Eric Benbrook rolled 278-665 followed by Danny Nyforuk 267-654, Anthony Daidone 264-game, PJ Adams 259-670, Walter Workman 257-643, Sandy Turner 246-652, Lynne Coleman 236-605, Amanda Angle 223-576, and Amy Banfield 214-487.
Marcus Huart, 12 years-old and bowling since he was 5, bowled his personal best 179 game this past summer while rolling at Eagle Rock Lanes. Marcus represents what the sport of bowling needs to reinforce its future. He has been instrumental in promoting bowling by encouraging friends to bowl in their spare time. He also enjoys other sports like swimming but bowling is definitely his favorite because it encourages, fun times, friendly competitiveness if they choose and just a great way to enjoy a Saturday morning or an afternoon with friends and families.
September 25 - 30, 2013
LODI LANES LEADERS
Wednesday Men's 820: Joe Colombo 268, Ritchie Suarez 268, Joe Lennox 266. Thursday Early Mixed: Glenn Bonomo 287, Ken Scheck 255. Monday Sun Mix: Marquis Byrd 225-244-265-734, Bob Cardinale 257, Michael Laspada 244. Monday Trios: Ralph Artemisio 268, Mike Semancik 256-268, Bobby Castillo 252-266-258-776. Survivors Trios Efren Capalaran 265, Mickey Travaglio 248. Friday G&L Bob Catena 268, Joe Seiple 264-726, Matt Donders 261, Terry McKinney 248. Monday Trios Mike Semancik 264, John Montagna 258. Wednesday Night Live John Cassetta 279-721, Keith McLeod 268, PJ Garcia 260. Wednesday Men 820 Mike Lennox 279-759, Joe Alfano 266, Ray Turton 253. Thursday Early Mix Shaun Dunning 257, Mike Biggy 244, Nick Mancini 243.
September 25 - 30, 2013
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AT FARMINGDALE LANES
Michael Berardino 731
FARMINGDALE, NY – Michael Berardino led the scoring in the Wednesday Adult/Junior Scholarship League firing games of 268-258 for a high series of 731. Ed Mencarelli shot 257-217644, Joseph Angelone 248, Kenneth Tamburrino 247-205, Christopher York 241, Pat Berardino 247, and Joe Migliano 225.
Steve Butera 235
FARMINGDALE, NY – Steve Butera led the scoring in the Wednesday Friends League firing a high game of 235. Scott Bannon shot 234-215, Tom Kennish 203, and Patricia Bento 212. In the PBA Experience League Eugene Neal shot 225, and Dan Levin 208.
Richard Pasciuto 701
FARMINGDALE, NY – Richard Pasciuto topped the scoring in the Monday Summer Trio League firing games of 278-235 for a high series of 701. Artie Sloman shot 274, James Micalizzi 261-224-678, Michael Walsh 258-211-219-688, Chris Traina 257-216-224-697, John Ramo 247234-677, Dale Alberino 246-215-664, Matthew Traina 242-223-237-702,
and Clive Tobias 238. In the MNFP Summer League Mike Martin shot 245, AJ Fragola 242, Shari Kessler 226, Jason Rundell 222, and Donnie Fratello 215. In the Friday Seniors League Barney Kral shot 192, Ken Lauri
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September 25 - 30, 2013
Casey Creutz Wins Title at Ocean
By Rob Romer LAKEWOOD, NJ - Forty one bowlers came out to the September Ocean Lanes Challenge Tournament. Rob Sherman had the high game for the qualifying round with a 269 the third game which helped him sneak into the cut. Cut was 575 (25) and our top qualifier was Matthew O’Grady with a 676 (+76) series. During match play Casey Creutz boasted scores of 268 and 279 which helped take the victory and earn one of twelve automatic spots in the Tournament of Champions held in December.
Ed Kilianski 733
At Montvale Lanes
MONTVALE, NJ - Ed Kilianski fired scores of 255-246-232 for a 733 series to lead all scoring in the Thursday Early Bird League at Montvale Lanes. Other great shooting for the night included Andy Raab 266-723, Mike Wuhrman 279-723, Rich Naclerio 258-720, Danny Jacaruso 280-712, Dave Spano 255-708, Mike Pasch 263-692, Craig Slawinski 255-691, Henry Carlos 258-689, and Tom Fojtlin 268681.
Andrew Stephens 258
MADISON, NJ – Andrew Stephens topped the Wednesday Trio League firing a high game of 258 and a high series of 695. Fred Crowell shot 254, Jon Russo 248, Jim HIntze 672, and Joe Marchese 667. In the Thursday Mixed League Jim Sirica shot 224, Mike Jenkins 204, Bill Phair 197, and Patty Campanelli 177.
Evan Weinberg 257
MADISON, NJ – Evan Weinberg paced the Junior/Major Breakfast Club firing a high game of 257. Jack Vander Meulen and Curtis Kyzima hit 235, and Madasyn Bancroft 170.
Joe Lampariello 713
HOPELAWN, NJ – Joe Lampariello took the lead in the Monday Main Event League firing games of 245-247-221 for a high series of 713. Russell McCarthy rolled 237246-229-712, Greg Goldstein 224237-236-697, Ardist Rivers 227201-247-675, Michael Romano 233-219-216-668, and Joe Herber 215-225-225-665.
September 25 - 30, 2013
THE MAGIC AT MAJESTIC
Larry Johnson 653
HOPELAWN, NJ – Larry Johnson was tops rolling in the Senior No Tap League firing games of 188-234-231 for a high series of 653. Wayne Michel rolled 153-201214, Joan Kelton 156-143-177, and Thomas Dyson 144-165. Daunno 238-278-884, Nichole Toto 213-244-222-859, and Lisa Palazzola 213-213-215-797.
John Kertesz 681
HOPELAWN, NJ – John Kertesz led the scoring in the Guys & Dolls League bowling 223-243-215 for a 681 high series. Keith Baird rolled 206-225228-659, Thomas Poulos 204-213, James McMillon 226, Cynthia Williams 223, and Carl Teshke 216.
Joey Weisenstein 913
HOPELAWN, NJ – Joey Weisenstein topped the scoring in the Handicap Doubles League pitching 238-248-215-212 for a high series of 913. Eric Velazquez rolled 227-268232-912, Rocco Fortunato 263225-203-213-904, Russell McCarthy 258-214-244-901, Rick Choinacki 245-236-246-900, Bill
Branden Barrese 233
HOPELAWN, NJ – Branden Barrese led the scoring in the Monday Junior-Adult League firing a high game of 233. Joseph Barrese hit 191-178, Steph Crane 170-160, and Nicole Zorilla 136.