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Vol. 74 No. 31 October 3 - 8, 2013 50 cents
BOWLING INVADES ATLANTIC CITY
Revel Hosts East Coast Bowling Centers Convention
See page 3 for schedule and more
Brian LeClair Wins PBA East Regional Players Invitational Title
By Russ Mills - PBA
Hornell, N.Y. – Brian LeClair of Albany, N.Y., defeated Rick Graham of Lancaster, Pa., 222169, to win the Professional Bowlers Association East Regional Players Invitational presented by Maple City Dodge Sunday, concluding two days of live Xtra Frame coverage from Maple City Bowl. LeClair, 48, earned $6,000, a paid entry into the PBA World Series of Bowling V in Las Vegas in late October and a berth in a new PBA RPI Finals which will be televised on ESPN. The regional title was LeClair’s 15th.
“This is the biggest win I’ve ever had,” LeClair said. “I’ve never won anything that is this special. It’s been more than 10 years since I’ve last bowled on television and I never thought I’d be bowling on ESPN again. “I’ve won at least one title in each of the past five years,” he added, “but when you are 48 years old, you never know if you’re going to ever win again. I like bowling on tougher conditions and I love it when I get a PBA photo chance to bowl on wood lanes.” Champion LeClair with event LeClair defeated Ryan sponsor Gary Harwood of Maple Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, N.Y. City Dodge.
in the semifinal round, 215-203, by throwing the first strike in the 10th frame. LeClair had already entered this year’s PBA World Series of Bowling V and admitted this would probably be his last time at the World Series, “but if I do well, you never know.” The East Region RPI was the fifth in a series of six PBA Regional championship events. The combined PBA West/Northwest Regions will host their RPI event at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. the weekend of Oct.
18-20. Each RPI winner will advance to the PBA RPI Finals that will be taped for delayed airing on ESPN as part of the World Series of Bowling V at South Point Casino, Hotel and Bowling Center, Oct. 26-Nov. 3. Each RPI is open to 48 players who have qualified through a season-long points competition in their respective regions, and each RPI is being covered live from start to finish on PBA’s exclusive bowling channel, Xtra Frame. Visit pba.com for Xtra Frame subscription information.
Rivera and Sacks 300, Castillo 785 at Lodi Lanes
LODI, NJ - Danny Rivera and Mitch Sacks both found the line to a 300 game and Sacks finished with a 771 set in the Monday Lodi Classic at Lodi Lanes. But it was Bobby Castillo rolling a pair of 279 games to earn high series honors with his 785 set. Tom Twist III did well again rolling 267-257-761, l followed by Kathleen Weissman with 265-258737, Mike Ibanez 278, Felix Perez 268, Quan Jacob 277-267, Chris Aponte 262, and TJ Davis 269.
Gary Haines, Tony Caridi 300 At Farmingdale Lanes
FARMINGDALE, NY – Gary Haines and Tony Caridi each blasted a 300 game while competing in the Friday Late Mixed League at Farmingdale Lanes. Mike Clark shot 279-230-245755 followed by Bob Starzec 268263-726, Joe Haines, Jr. 255, Wingo Hom 255-234-694, Joe Camacho 253-226, Clayton Hunt 248-218, Anthony Gatterdam 248, Shaun Ihasz 247-247, Junior Pascual and Rob Larsen 235, James Hood 233-218, Tom Kirchner 232, Michele Haines 222, and Debra Teney 208.
James Anemone, Brian Soto, John D'Elia, Billy Scime, Steve Ammirati 300 At South Levittown Lanes
LEVITTOWN, NY - James Anemone posted a 300 game en route to a 1062 series, Brian Soto hit 300, John D'Elia 300-1002, Billy Scime 300-1040, Steve Ammirati 300, all in the Pappy's Doubles League at South Levittown Lanes over the Summer. Mike Sodano tossed 289-973, Joe Marrone 279, Steve Lucchi 276, Frankie Calca 269, Ed Stadtlander 269-988, Anthony D'Elia 268, Seth Marcus 268, Frank Locascio 267992, Chris Lucchesse 267-996, Shawn Green 267, Chris Postel 266-995, Ian Lang 266-1010, Scott Ratliff 266, Vonetta Joliffe 222744, Silk Braddon 966, Mike Perrone 961, Jeff Scarola 2901083, Boogie McLean 279, James Anemone 279, Nike Jochade 278, Paul Bajorski 275-1017, Chris Ziesig 269-979, Tom Colon 268, Allan Gross 266, Ian Lang 266968, Frank Locascio 264-953, Vonetta Joliffe 215-803, April Fucci 212, Keith Pappas 279-975, Evan Meyers 279, Jason Kubat 279, Shawn Green 279, Anthony D'Elia 276, Mike Perrone 275-999, John D'Elia 276-1015, Seth Marcus 985, April Fucci 237, and Vonetta Joliffe rolled a 202.
Anthony Bascone 300 at Majestic
HOPELAWN, NJ – Anthony Bascone blasted a 300 game along with games of 205 and 267 for a 934 high series rolling in the Handicap Doubles League at Majestic Lanes. Angelo Fallacaro, Jr. rolled 268259-205-256-938, followed by Joe Lampariello rolling 232-236-260904, Tommy Martino with 242233-219-886, Jeff Scire 236-211231-203-881, Dawn Cerasini 235212-269-222-938, Lisa Palazzola 221-224-214-214-873, and Kelly Daunno bowled 226-248 in an 856 series.
October 2 - 8, 2013
PBA Field Set for 2013 Round1 Japan Cup
Walter Ray Williams Jr. to keep streak alive with 27th appearance
By Bill Vint - PBA SEATTLE (Sept. 13, 2013) – A field of 20 Professional Bowlers Association stars, led by points leader Jason Belmonte of Australia, and including recordsetting PBA Hall of Famer Walter Ray Williams Jr., will compete in the 27th Round1 Japan Cup Nov. 28-30 at Minami Suna Round1 Bowling Center in Tokyo. The top 16 PBA members who qualified for the Japan Cup based upon competition points earned during the past season include Belmonte; Wes Malott of Pflugerville, Texas; Sean Rash of Montgomery, Ill.; Pete Weber of St. Ann, Mo.; Chris Loschetter of Avon, Ohio; Scott Norton of Mission Viejo, Calif.; Bill O’Neill of Langhorne, Pa.; Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J.; Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, S.C.; defending champion Mika Koivuniemi of Hartland, Mich.; Stuart Williams of England; Dan MacLelland of Canada; Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas; Jason Sterner of McDonough, Ga.; Mike Fagan of Fort Worth, Texas, and Norm Duke of Clermont, Fla. Four players invited by the Japan Cup organizing committee include Finland’s Osku Palermaa; Rhino Page of Dade City, Fla.; Walter Ray Williams Jr., and Venezuela’s Amleto Monacelli. The 20 PBA qualifiers and invited players will be divided equally between Squads A and B for qualifying when the tournament gets underway In addition, invitations were extended to PBA members to participate in a Pro Tour Qualifier where additional berths in the tournament will be earned. Players who accepted the PTQ invitation include Ronnie Russell of Marion, Ind.; Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, N.Y.; E.J. Tackett of Huntington, Ind.; Josh Blanchard of Gilbert, Ariz.; Anthony LaCaze of Melrose Park, Ill.; Jake Peters of Decatur, Ill.; Tom Hess of Urbandale, Iowa; Julio Cesar Blancas and Humberto Vazquez of Mexico, and John Furey of Freehold, N.J. Koivuniemi, who defeated Japan’s Yoshihiro Kaji for his second Round1 Japan Cup title and a $71,700 first prize last December, is one of six multiple champions in the field. Bohn has won the Japan Cup four times. Jones is a three-time winner. Weber, Monacelli and W.R. Williams have each won the event two times. Barnes also has won the Cup once. The Japan Cup, hosted by the Japan Professional Bowlers Association and PBA, and sponsored by Round1 Corporation, will be nationally televised in Japan. The finals will subsequently be webcast on a delayed basis by the PBA on its exclusive online bowling channel, Xtra Frame. PAST JAPAN CUP CHAMPIONS 1985 – Ken Taniguchi 1986 – Pete Weber 1987 – Amleto Monacelli 1988 – Takeo Sakai 1989 – Randy Pedersen 1990 – Chris Warren 1991 – Walter Ray Williams Jr. 1992 – Parker Bohn III 1993 – Pete Weber 1994 – Brian Voss 1995 – Amleto Monacelli 1996 – Steve Wilson 1997 – Doug Kent 1998 – Parker Bohn III 1999 – Parker Bohn III 2000 – Parker Bohn III 2001-02 – Bob Learn Jr. 2002-03 – Robert Smith 2003-04 – Chris Barnes 2004-05 – Tommy Jones 2005-06 – Tommy Jones 2006-07 – Walter Ray Williams Jr. 2007-08 – Mika Koivuniemi 2008-09 – Patrick Allen 2009-10 – Tommy Jones 2010-11 – not held 2012 – Mika Koivuniemi
They said it well ---with comments: "The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta Put up with the rain.” ---DOLLY PARTON ( Splits and misses are as much a part of the game as strikes and spares) "Anyone who doesn't believe in miracles is not a realist." ---DAVID BEN GURION ( And that’s why every bowler of every average thinks about rolling a 300 game, and aims at the 7-10 split) “Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better." ---EDGAR WATSON HOWE (Like your teammates, league and association officials and bowling proprietors) “In all things, success depends upon previous prepa-
rations, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.” ---CONFUCIOUS (Practice, practice, practice) “I base most of my fashion taste on what doesn't itch."--GILDA RADNER ( Perfect advice when selecting bowling uniforms) "If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself.” ---CHARLES SCHULTZ (And let's face it, bowling is a funny game, even if it wasn't meant to be) "Advice is like snow: the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon and the deeper it sinks into the mind.” ---SAMUEL T.COLERIDGE ( Are you listening, bowling instructors)
Ta k e Yo u r Fa m i l y B ow l i n g
October 2 - 8, 2013
Plan to Attend the Largest Regional Bowling Convention in the USA!
Social highlights of the convention start with the Welcome Reception Monday, October 7, 2013, from 7 :00 to 8:30 pm. Come meet friends and enjoy food, drink, as you network with your peers kicking off the 2013 East Coast Bowling Centers Convention at the Revel in Atlantic City. Then on Tuesday, October 8, be a part of the Strolling Reception from 5:30 to 7:30. Join the movers and shakers on the Trade Showroom floor to mingle with the exhibiting companies, have a little wine, cheese, finger foods, and show your appreciation for supporting the East Coast Bowling Centers Convention. Open to all registered attendees. Wednesday, October 9, is the - not to be missed - State of the Industry Breakfast that starts at 9:00 am where you will hear the updates of all the happenings at the Bowling Proprietors Association of America (BPAA), United States Bowling Congress (USBC), Strike Ten Entertainment (STE) and the bowling industry, in general. With Executive Director BPAA Steve Johnson, USBC Executive Director Stu Upson, and President of STE Frank DeSocio. Cap off¬ the 2013 East Coast Bowling Centers Convention with a fun night of food, drink, music and entertainment...Dueling Piano style by attending the ‘REV IT UP!’ Reception and Banquet on Wednesday night from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Sing along, laugh and have a great time with old and new friends as we all send off the 2013 Convention on a “High Note!” So, “Rev Up” your vocal cords and get your list of songs to request! This night is one you won’t want to miss! All this plus everything the Revel Casino Hotel has to offer as it is the premium destination for Atlantic City casino and nightlife entertainment, hotel, dining and luxury resort experiences.
October 2 - 8, 2013
AT FARMINGDALE LANES
Ed Conlon 297-746
FARMINGDALE, NY – Ed Conlon topped the scoring in the Tuesday Early Birds League firing games of 213-297236 for a high series of 746. Kerrick Jones rolled 279, Frankie Berardino 269-238-223730, Amefika Greaves 268-232-694, Vernon Brown 267212-236-715, Leroy Floyd 267-227, Fred Catapano 265233, Tyrone Brown 258-236-211-705, Mike Garrido 223255-216-694, Tom Ostrowicki and Frank Berardino 246, Monica Karpinski 235-202, Susie Lew and Jonnae Greaves 226, Anna Bell 225, and Unix Coleman 222.
Adam Krauss 279-755
FARMINGDALE, NY – Adam Krauss led the scoring in the Wednesday Early Men’s Handicap League firing games of 279-257 for a high series of 755. Anthony Lupo II shot 278-224, Jim Fitch 269-245-701, Paul Bouchard II 268, Vincent Calabrese, Jr. 254-263-200717, Steve Gonzalez 259-247-223-729, Lenny Kelch 257, Bob O’Keefe 256, Robert McNally and Nathaniel Fuller 255, Anthony Gatterdam 254-246, Bill Vreeland, Sr. 237236-253-726, Steve Flapan 252-245, and Mac McNally 243-235-240-718.
Kevin Masick 279-750
FARMINGDALE, NY – Kevin Masick topped the scoring in the Monday Night Foulplay League firing games of 236235-279 for a high series of 750. Linda Stephanopoulos shot 266-207-661, Danny Schrafel 258, AJ Fragola 256-234-697, Frank Savoldy 252-201-226679, Warren Fare 246, Tom Sanicola 244, Danny Riccobono 239-221, Mickey Newbeck 236-212, David Inloes 234-211, and Rob Buckling 234.
Jay McCullough 279
FARMINGDALE, NY – Jay McCullough led the scoring in the Thursday 3-Man League firing a high game of 279. Morris Jackson shot 278-226, Sean Mott 278-266-735, Joe Casale 277, John Bergen 276, Andrew Carrig and John Cummings 269, Frankie Berardino 266, Joe Costanzo 258238, Matt Dobbins 258-252-721, Gene Neal 257-236-709, John McHugh 257, Joe Ranaldo, Marc Bieler and Sal Alberino 256, and Michelle Montgoris 253.
Joe Angelone 277
FARMINGDALE, NY – Joe Angelone paced the scoring in the Tuesday Nite Owls League firing games of 277-204, Author O’Connor shot 247, Barbara Smith 244, Richie Brennan 238, Chris Norton and Roger Herrscher 236, Rob Larsen 233, Bill Kremlicka 230, Peg Casoria 226, and Wayne Embleton and Kim Falcone 225.
Nicholas Mencarelli 731
FARMINGDALE, NY – Nicholas Mencarelli led the scoring in the Monday Bowlympics League firing games of 226-257-248 for a high series of 731. Sal Yannacone shot 207-237-214-658, Darius Fuller 204, and Jenna Liguori 200.
October 2 - 8, 2013
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October 2 - 8, 2013
Spanish American – Jim Testa 257-714, Benny Nieves 248-698, Tyrone Waal 226, Bill Coleman 226-598, Lynne Coleman 245-624. Monday Early Birds – Ken George 226-627, Evan Warshaw 225-636, Mike Riley 225-579, PJ Lee 221595, Leeann Chervsnik 192-538, Dori Macone 188-494, Judy Votitter 177-460. Morris Hills Mixed – Bob McClughan 172-458, Barry Webb 164-419, Ronald Stickney 158-386, Andy Romo 157-412, Grace McDermott 170-378, Rita McKoy 167463, Dolores Webb 160-394, Pam Antoniello 158-448. Rockaway Women – Kathy Glendon 185-455, Tracy O’Leary 181-510, Lois Kehmna 181-493, Susan Chillemi 178-495, Annette Rossi 169, Marybeth Kanouse 167-463, Claudia Lupfer 165, Marie Slater 164-442. Nor Bu – Bill Karpack 224-643, Chris Bakos 224-626, Charles Wright 223-574, Lynn Perry 225-615, Stacey Titus 212, Lisa Bischer 210-556, Maryanne Abasto 496. Thursday Night Mixed – Kevin Helm 279-643, Colin Beasty 276-701, Nick Westergaard 265-661, Robert Rhodes 229-616, Lynne Coleman 243-569, Tami Mehesy 208-522, Carole Cerenzio 202-548, Nidia Haneveld 199-573. Rockaway Mixed – Heriberto Matias 279-713, Tom Schweizer 269-655, Peter Furio 255-688, Jim Testa 246686, Joe Bawiec Jr. 246, Donna Sodano 228-587, Keri May 214-595, Lynne Coleman 202, Nicole Malson 200-545. Put Togethes – Geno McCroy 201-509, Fred Driver 191, Mike Svetik 183, Daryl Frank 501, Kevin Burdof 464, Keri May 227-634, Michelle Halko 186-506, Kim Ganniarotta 150-434.
October 2 - 8, 2013
Jimmy Rivers 719
At Montvale Lanes
MONTVALE, NJ - Jimmy Rivers topped all scoring in the Thursday Early Bird League at Montvale Lanes with scores of 204-258-257 for a 719 series. Other high scores for the night included Tom Bruno rolling 234-235-236-705, Dave Spano 254-705, Rick Hunt 278-692, Ed McAuliffe 245-678, Bill Allison 265-673, Tom Fojtlin 244-673, Larry Diebner 232-665, Gerrit Overeem 243-665, and Mike Folchi 236-660.
By Gloria Volpe Gloria’s Anyway Doubles The top scorer for this doubles league was Austin Masser with his session high game honoring 278 game followed by Ken Lee hit bowling 277, 244, 239, Mike Roman 276, 246-706, Emmanuel Cruz 274, David Cahoon 268, Dennis Fiueroa 267, Bret Contrreras 265, 246, Gary Pelikan 268,, Bill Zika 246, Joe Seiple 245, and Peter Pollicino tallying a 243 game. Tuesday Anyway Foursome Doug Weiler was on fire with his 257, 214-640, Walter Robinson 246, Nelly Mojica 215, Justin Pohan 205, Kim Bernardi 219, Grace Thomas 206.
October 2 - 8, 2013
THE MAGIC AT MAJESTIC
To the world you may just be one person, But to just one person you may be the world!
Jason Gomez 743
HOPELAWN, NJ – Jason Gomez led the scoring in the Middlesex County Classic League firing games of 251-268-224 for a high series of 743. John Kertesz shot 228-246-266740, Glenn Mohr, Jr. 213-269248-730, Joseph Hendricks 257227-245-729, James Lopez 246244-233-723, Rich Nicholls 258212-244-714, and Frank Greco 266-243-205-714. In the Winter Senior Citizen League Mary Doslik shot 174, Rich Rowley 171-170, and Wayne Michel 166.
Barry Bailey 673
HOPELAWN, NJ – Barry Bailey topped the scoring in the Garden State Mixed League firing games of 223-298 for a high series of 673. Richard Bienvenue shot 212226-637, James McMillon 204224-627, Michael Ramer 237, Albert Tadeo 227, and Kathleen Pranio 217. In the NJ Turnpike League Clarke shot 227, and Ted Yeung 200.
AT SOUTH LEVITTOWN
Monday Seniors: Bob Sandkuhl 211, Jan Godfrey 199. Wednesday Early Birds: Mary Davis 202, Addys Reilly 196. Wednesday Seniors: Bob Haskin 256, Richie Coyer 253,203,621, John Zalewski 224, Pete Thomasefsky 207, Charlie Stumpf 201, Joe Visone 233,212,640. Thursday Charles McShane: Keith Pappas 277, George Anderson 264, Mike Landini 258, Pete Cornell 257, Todd Klarikaitis 247, Howard Edelman 247, Doug Burwell 247,246,721, Omar Cerutti 245, Mitch Rippe 245. Thursday Night Foursome: Ray Munoz Jr. 257,256, Evan Kantor 256, Eddie Weissman 245, Howard Edelman 241. Thursday Hits and Misses: Jimmy Moore 246, Jim Fenimore 245, Viola Schineller 220.
Don Anione 663
HOPELAWN, NJ – Don Anione led the scoring in the His & Hers League firing games of 212-258 for a high series of 663. Michael Holoka rolled 227-203223-653, Carmine Latin 236-211622, Walter Malecki 227, and Alan Erickson 224.
Suzie Bleacher 696
HOPELAWN, NJ – Suzie Bleacher topped the scoring in the Middlesex County Classic League firing games of 214-224-258 for a high series of 696. Jen Daunno shot 244-229-657, Kelly Daunno 247-216-646, Tiffany Newbury 235-628, Kelly Joy 246, and Jessica Medoro 221. In the Tuesday Night Mixed League DJ Petardi shto 244, Mark Cumber 212, and Daniel Willard 210.
Justin Savers 266
LAKEWOOD, NJ – Justin Savers topped the scoring in the Saturday Scratch League firing a high game of 266. Tyler Wolfe shot 255, Tori Boughton 254, Shawn Kollmer 233, Josh Swindell 225, and Vicky Spirio 215.
Natalie Swidell 203
LAKEWOOD, NJ – Natalie Swidell rolled 2023, Jillian Stuart 199, Nick Kafarski and Christine Jones 197, Brian Lash 190, and Deann Downs 189 in the Saturday Junior League.
Frankie Billero Tops
LAKEWOOD, NJ – Frankie Billero rolled a 137, Alexis Fitzmaurice 119, Eric Lazarchick 115, and Kailee Derrick and Mikalah Carter 102 in the Saturday Pin Hitters League.