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January 2014 Volume 5, Issue 1

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Strikes n' Strokes editor
There are many things that we
take for granted, like looking at
the arrows on the lane or looking
at the blackboard in school.
For Johnathon Auch, its not the
same. He has trouble seeing the
blackboard, uses an IPad to have
his school book images enhanced.
And as for the arrows on the lanes,
he has trouble focusing on them.
Auch is not an average bowler
or student. Auch is legally blind.
But Auch recently rolled a
tremendous series of 665, a three-
game set which was twice as high
as his average. He rolled games
of 193, 244 and 208. The games
were his frst 200 games and it
marked his frst 600 series. He did
this bowling in the Saturday Cedar
Point League at Bay Lanes. He
was 332 pins above his average.
Senior Power
Mike Godard/Strikes n' Strokes
Members of the fve-man, 38-team senior league at Galaxy Lanes in
Grand Blanc warm up before the start of league play.
Strikes n' Strokes editor
The Duane Clinton Senior Clas-
sic League at Galaxy Lanes in
Grand Blanc is a whos who of
bowling in the mid-Michigan area.
What started out as a small
league (10-12 teams) nearly 20
SEE AUCH, Page 28
Doug Wortley, of Saginaw, is all
smiles after receiving his dozen
of Titleist Pro V1s for winning the
Strikes n' Strokes Facebook contest.
Strikes n' Strokes is publishing a
Golf only supplement and we will be
at the West Michigan, Midland and
Novi golf shows. Hope to see you
Strikes n' Strokes
A nasty snowstorm almost kept
Davisons Tylor Greene from
attending the 2014 USA Team
Trials in Las Vegas.
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Moskals 2 for 1 Handicap Tournament
In progress and ends May 7
Every Saturday
at Candlelite Bowl
Two tournaments one low price - $20 per bowler; $40 per team
Two separate prize lists - Can cash in both with one score
Poor Charley Singles
Squad times
Sundays 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
200 & UNDER 201 & OVER 85% HANDICAP FROM 240
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Poor Charley 2013-2014 Tournament Schedule
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Cost is $35 per bowler (four games guaranteed)
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There are two divisions 200-under and 201-over
For information call Chuck Moskal at 989.777.1385
Date Center Winner Runnerup Score
Nov. 23 Candlelite Bowl Matt Boucher Aric Richard 232-189
Nov. 30 Candlelite Bowl Aric Richard Ryan Beers 277-236
Dec. 7 Alert Lanes Josh Brown Pete Vander Haar 277-182
Dec. 14 State Lanes Nathan Block Seth Ferrio 264-206
Dec. 21 Bay Lanes Rob Lublin Matt Boucher 223-178
Dec. 28 Family Bowl Kevin Miller Tracey Toronjo 219-159
Jan. 4 Family Bowl Pete Gutkowski Terrence Richardson 259-237
Jan. 11 Bay Lanes
Jan. 18 Family Bowl
Jan. 25 Candlelite Bowl
Feb. 1 State Lanes
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Mar. 1 Crooked Creek
Mar. 8 Family Bowl
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* Last season the Poor Charley tournament paid out $23,197 in prizes. In the past 12 seasons, the-
Poor Charley paid out a total of $251,327.
Strikes n' Strokes editor
Rob Lublin was never a bowler
until last year. Although his family
spent time on the lanes, he just never
found an inkling for it.
Until sometime last season, that is.
I came with my brother (Steve)
and watched him bowl in a Poor
Charley tournament and he won it,
he said. I never bowled and never
got into it. But, I guess its my time,
I was married and had some kids,
he added. But, now I am single and
my kids are grown, so what better
way to spend the day . . . at the bowl-
ing alley.
While bowling in the Poor Charley
tournament at Bay Lanes in Decem-
ber of 2103, Lublin captured his frst
ever bowling tournament title.
Lublin defeated Matt Boucher,
223-178 to win the tournament.
My brother told me dont social-
ize too much until I get some games
going, Rob Lublin said. It really
worked. I am real happy with just
winning a trophy (the money was
also good, he noted). I got one trophy
at the house for a hole-in-one. So, I
get to put this right next to it. I am
loving it.
Lublin, 52, bowls once per week
at Drake Lanes in Birmingham. Hes
been making the trip up to the Poor
Charley tournament nearly every
week. His only expense to start up in
bowling was a bag and shoes. Lublin
said he uses one of his brothers old
bowling balls because the ft was per-
fect for him, too.
Its good exercise and (you) get to
hang out with some friends, he said.
I get a chance to get away with the
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Rob Lublin
Nathan Block
Matt Boucher
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First-year bowler earns
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BRENTWOOD LANES 178 Park Drive, Caro
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Strikes n' Strokes
Eight-fve bowlers, twenty more
than the previous year, took part
in the 2013 edition of the annual
Candy Cane no-tap tournament
fundraiser event, held in early
December at the Brentwood.
Wed like to thank every-
one who participated, said Lori
Comment, Brentwood owner.
It was a big success again (this
The proceeds from the event
beneftted the Caro High School
bowling team ($582) and the
Kiwanis Club of the Caro Area
With a handicap, no-tap score
of 865, the winner of the $150
top prize was Mike Riley of Caro,
followed by Brentwood co-owner
Ken Beachy at 848.
Rileys son, Travis, rolled an
818 series, good for fourth place.
Finishing third was Traviss
mother, Dawn, whose 845 total
earned her $50.
Also cashing were: Sean Dicks
(811-$25), Paul Ahejew (810-
$20), Larry Jorden (797-$20),
Jenny Jackson (787-$15), Brian
DeBeaubien (785-$15), Ashley
DeBeaubien 781-$10) and Robert
Haley (780-$10).
Candy Cane Tourney a success once again at Brentwood
Mike Godard/Strikes n' Strokes
Action from the Candy Cane tourney in Caro.
January 2014 Strikes n Strokes Page 7
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Strikes n' Strokes
Anyone who spends time around
the Friday Nite Live league at
Candlelite Bowl has, more than
likely, heard Sam Gatson use his
favorite expression after he rolls a
good game:
Bartenderbring me my
And, Gatson, 66, said it loud
and clear in late December fol-
lowing his frst career 300 game
after 23 years of league play in
the greater Saginaw area.
I was telling people, I had to
get one soonIm getting older,
joked Gatson, a native of Oak
Park in suburban Detroit.
Even though I wasnt doing
that well that
night, in the third
game I suddenly
realized I had the
frst six (strikes),
then the frst
By the time I
got to the last ball,
I wasnt even that
nervous. I just
blocked out the
crowd and threw
it in the pocket,
recalled Gatson,
whose previous
high game had
been 290.
The perfecto was prompted, in
part, by some good-natured razz-
ing from a longtime teammate,
Dave McCol-
He kept
telling me,
you arent
gonna beat
me until you
get a new
ball, said
So, he
did. Gat-
son bought
a 15-pound
( d r o p p i n g
from 16)
Storm Mar-
vel S from
Ideal Bowling Equipment in mid-
Its made all the difference,
added Gatson.
Following the feat, Gatson
couldnt help thinking about his
younger brother, Donald, a Sagi-
naw frefghter who passed away
several years ago.
He had a number of 300 games.
We used to go back and forth in
sports; he did some better and I
did other ones better, recalled
CAnd I dont play golf, but he
was a real good golfer. I still have
a newspaper article about him get-
ting a hole-in-one in the morning
and a 300 game that same night,
he added.
The only thing that would have
made it (Sams perfect game) bet-
ter is if he would have been there
to see it.
Candlelite's Sam Gatson gets his whiskey with his frst 300 game
Mike Godard/Strikes n' Strokes
Family fun during New Year's Eve bowling party with a little Hokey
Pokey and lots of bowling.
Page 8 Strikes n Strokes January 2014


Friday Night Fun League
Every other Friday thru April
Mixed league ~ Non-sanctioned
Strike-a-light ~ Mystery Game
Looking for a few more people
to join in the fun!
CALL 989-781-0050

$5.00 cover chg $.25 per game $1.25 shoes 7p-11p
$10.00 per person includes shoes 10pm-1am

School Night Bowling
5:00p 9:00p
$2.00 per game
CROOKED CREEK 9387 Gratiot Rd, Saginaw 989.781.0050
Qualifying Round
1st Drew Chernauckas - Dan Weigandt
2nd Tyler Scott - C.J. Brocker (1509)
3rd Drew Roosa - Dugan Roosa (1484)
4th Daniel Rios - Jonathan Anderson (1417)
5th Ben Kastros - Zach Miller (1407)
6th Drake McFarland - Andy Cradit (1387)
7th Landon Valley - Chris Valley (1378)
8th Kyle Ackerman - Mark Faupel (1366)
9th Kyle Tuttle - Austin Himmelein (1365)
10th Collin Valley - Lon Valley (1345)
11th Lauren Quarters - Tyler Kelly (1326)
12th Chad Sensabaugh - Dustin Sensabaugh
13th Tammy Crawford - Richard Kanusze-
wski (1245)
Elimination Round
(Best 2 out of 3 Baker Games)
First Round
Kyle Tuttle - Austin Himmelein def Kyle
Ackerman - Mark Faupel (237-237, 269-244,
229-205), Kyle Ackerman-Mark Faupel win
best ball double tie breaker in game 1 (10-10,
Daniel Rios - Jonathan Anderson def Tam-
my Crawford - Richard Kanuszewski (259-
222, 229-241, 230-217)
Ben Kastros - Zach Miller def Chad Sen-
sabaugh - Dustin Sensabaugh (222-193, 279-
Collin Valley - Lon Valley def Landon
Valley - Chris Valley (245-244, 226-209)
Drake McFarland - Andy Cradit def Lau-
ren Quarters - Tyler Kelly (241-249, 201-
192, 229-216)
Second Round
Kyle Tuttle - Austin Himmelein def Drew
Chernauckas - Dan Weigandt (248-233, 268-
Daniel Rios - Jonathan Anderson def Ben
Kastros - Zach Miller (242-184, 276-234)
Collin Valley - Lon Valley def Tyler Scott
- C.J. Brocker (281-269, 193-187)
Drew Roosa - Dugan Roosa def Drake
McFarland - Andy Cradit (233-224, 250-204)
Stepladder Finals
(Two-game Baker Total Pins)
First Match
Collin Valley - Lon Valley def Kyle Tuttle
- Austin Himmelein (502-415)
Second Match
Daniel Rios - Jonathan Anderson def Col-
lin Valley - Lon Valley (451-386)
Championship Match
Daniel Rios - Jonathan Anderson def
Drew Roosa - Dugan Roosa (462-451)
O'Connor savors the moment
Anderson, Rios capture 18th annual Christmas Eve adult-youth title at the Creek
Daniel Rios and Jonathan Anderson
Strikes n' Strokes editor
There was no bigger thrill for
Ron OConnor than having his
grandson (C.J. Brocker) next to
him on December 30. That day,
while bowling in the Crooked
Creek Eaton Early League,
OConnor threw 12 straight
strikes in the second game for his
frst 300.
When he came out on the
lane, he just wouldnt let me go,
OConnor said. Thats the most
amazing feeling I have ever had.
He was subbing for a team next
to me. In the frst game, I shot a
207 and he had a 217. When I had
the 300 game, I told him try to
beat that, he laughed. OConnor
started the third game with three
strikes and fnished with a 256 for
a 763 series. A couple of weeks
There is still time for this fun league
The Friday Night Fun League is looking for YOU!. The every other
Friday night league started Jan. 3. The shortened season can be joined
in at anytime. It is a mixed, non-certifed league that only costs only $11
per bowler and starts at 6:30 p.m.
January 2014 Strikes n Strokes Page 9
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Carmargo League action
Bypassing the 600 mark
Mike Godard/Strikes n' Strokes
More than 100 family members and friends were on hand on Sun-
day, Dec. 22, to watch the PBA tape-delayed broadcast of the Scorpion
Open. That was Saginaw's Tom Smallwood second of three straight
TV appearances as part of the 2013 World Series of Bowling format.
Smallwood took home the Scorpion Championship.
Strikes n' Strokes editor
Mike Hollenbeck kept missing his 600 series this year. Although the
52-year-old right-hander has seen the 600-plateau before, its just been
I would have a good high second game, he said. Then, the third
game I would fall apart and fnish in the 590s. I kept getting close even
in practice.
Hollenbeck missed the last 10 years of league bowling, mostly due to
family and work commitments. This year, his daughter Nicole started
bowling for Valley Lutheran High School. Along with that, one of his
friends had been bugging him for a couple of years to get back into the
We started kind of practicing this year, Hollenbeck said.
Recently, while bowling in the Monday Nite 14 League, Hollenbeck
started out with a 235 and a 236.
I had the frst four in the third game and then went split, split, he
said. I was thinking, there I go, miss that 600 again. I made an ad-
justment of one board and left three pins.
I got away from the splits, he added. So then I moved another
Page 10 Strikes n Strokes January 2014
MAYVILLE LANES 429 E. Main St., Mayville

Christmas fun at the lanes
Saturday Kids
High Game Boys
Miguel Kaake 171
Zach Smith 156
Reece Asmus 136
Parker McKeage 118
Chris Field 109
Tyler McKeage 86
Jacob Ramole 68
High Series Boys
Zach Smith 385
Reece Asmus 341
Miguel Kaake 327
Parker McKeage 221
Jacob Ramole 135
Bumper Kids
Boys High Game
Oliver Launstein 141
James Smithart 117
Gavin Estrine 117
Landen Topham 105
Ian Estrin 97
High Game Girls
Lainy Borgerding 110
Emily Borgerding 109
Layla Smithart 92
High Series Boys
Oliver Launstein 225
Gavin Estrine 223
James Smithart 192
Landen Topham 185
Ian Estrin 168
High Series Girls
Emily Borgerding 198
Lainy Borgerding 195
Layla Smithart 180
Senior Sunrise
High Game Men
Bernie Young 259
Butch Binder 235
Eugene McLellan 199
High Series Men
Frank Hornback 705
Donald Lawson 664
George Wilson 551
High Game Women
Virginia Naracon 192
Ellen Hornback 192
MaryJane Robinson 136
High Series Women
Betty DeRosia 513
Jan Grieve 470
Delphine LaVell 381
Who has heard about our Sunday Funday? It is a youth oriented program
with all you can bowl, and karaoke for just $7 per person. There is NO AL-
COHOL served on Sunday Funday. It is every other week, from 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
For information, call Phil at the lanes at 989-843-6971. Our next week for
Sunday Funday will be January 19. Get a group of your friends to come hang
out with us for a few hours of just plain fun!
January 2014 Strikes n Strokes Page 11
NORTHERN LANES 129 E. Saginaw Rd., Sanford 989.687.5562
Strikes n' Strokes editor
Bob Woods frst started bowling
with his dad when he was a kid
when his dad would take him out
on Saturday mornings. He started
bowling in more serious competi-
tion a few years later.
My dad would pick up his
friend and his (my dad's friend's)
kid and the four of us would go
bowling, Woods said. Anything
organized wouldn't happen until
I graduated from college (Michi-
gan State University) and moved
to Midland in 1973.
Woods, 67, said he was work-
ing at the now-defunct Collinson
Construction in Midland when a
few of his co-workers decided to
bowl one evening.
They approached me and
asked me if I wanted to bowl and
I told them that I haven't bowled
since I had been a kid, he said. I
thought about it and I said, 'Ok,
let's have at it.'
Woods said he has been hooked
on league bowling ever since.
Woods now bowls on Monday
and Thursday nights at Northern
Lanes for Roese Contracting in
Kawkawlin, where he has worked
since 1983 and is now its Vice
President of Operations.
Despite being in the middle of
the pack in the standings, Woods
said he is still enjoying the sea-
We may not be doing very
well, but we are having fun,
Woods said. That's the main
thing. If you can't have fun at this
game, it is time to get out. I have
always said that.
Personally, Woods said he isn't
having his best season.
I am not doing as well as I
would like, he said. One league
I am in the low 90s (190s) and the
other league I am in the 205-206
range. Those may be good scores,
but I expect more of myself. I
have averaged in the past more
than that.
Woods attributes what he con-
siders an off-year to just simply
getting older.
I need to make some adjust-
ments and probably need new
equipment, too, he said.
Woods' accomplishments over
the years includes two 300 games,
one at Valley Plaza and the other
at now-defunct Midland Lanes,
a 299 game in 2003, a 298 game
in 2001, and 770 series in 2011.
Woods believes bowling's popu-
larity has waned in recent years,
but does see bowling centers em-
ploying ways to get people more
It has really fallen down, but
you got to get the young kids in-
volved in it so they grow up liking
the sport, he said. I look at Val-
ley (Plaza). The reason they are
able to hold their own is because
Valley has got all the little kid's
game like putt-putt golf and some
video games in the bowling alley,
as well as the movie theater. So
there's things for kids to do while
parents bowl.
The thing that helps Northern
(Lanes) is they started a volley-
ball league in the summertime,
and that attracts a whole bunch
of people out there to stay at the
bar and buy drinks and stuff like
Woods pointed out that one of
the advantages bowling has over
other sports such as golf is that
it costs much less to participate,
which could work in its favor to
make a comeback in popularity.
It is (a pretty easy game to
learn) and it is a cheap game,
cheaper than golf, and it one of
the cheapest games around for en-
tertainment, he said. The prob-
lem I see is that the leagues are
too long, (so) your commitments
are too long. You are starting in
September and you are going
through the end of April.
Woods has seen a lot of chang-
es in league bowling since 1973,
most notably with the equipment
and technical abilities.
The bowling balls have
changed drastically, Woods said.
Years ago if you had a ball that
hooked a foot that was an awful
lot, but now the manufacturers
have said that you show them a
lane condition and they would get
you a ball that would beat it.
After not winning very many
Woods enjoys his time on the lanes
1129 E. Saginaw Rd. Sanford, MI 989.687.5562
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9500 Saginaw Rd, Richville 989.571.0103
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The Wortley's from left, Doug, Duane and Pat, were a three-genera-
tion trio from the 2001-2002 to the 2008-2009 season.
Theresa Kubiak wins the battle of the friendly family feud
Strikes n' Strokes editor
A family feud broke out at the
Black Label Challenge on Satur-
day, Jan. 11 at Richville Rec.
Ron Krueger, one of the co-
founders of the Black Label Chal-
lenge along with John Lefty
Andrews, was the top qualifier in
this years event.
His father, Dick Coot Krueger
was second and Rons sister The-
resa Kubiak was sixth. And to
boot, Theresas husband Paul was
tied for the last spot (eighth).
Paul lost his one-game rolloff to
Al Meatte Sr.
After the dust had settled in
the first round, Theresa defeated
her brother in a semifinal match
while Coot defeated Mike Go-
dard in the other. Theresa then
met her dad and came away with
a 264-221 handicap win.
It was a last-minute decision,
Theresa said. I havent been
bowling much this year but Paul
(her husband) called and said
there was an opening. So I said
that I would bowl.
It is always great to beat (my
brother), she said. But thats all
in good fun. I still root for him.
When I bowled my dad, it was
hard . . ., she added. I just tried
to play my game and I was pretty
proud of him too.
Ron Krueger led all qualifiers
with a 1,001 actual score for four
I had a new ball drilled by
Tom (Heins) from Ideal, he said.
I picked it up on Friday and it
worked out well.
Dick Krueger also was very
successful on the lanes.
I had 714 (actual) for my first
three games, he noted. All my
games were above 200. I was re-
ally happy with that.
It was a super feeling to be
bowling against her (Theresa),
he said. I thought that I would
put pressure on her by her going
first, but it backfired.
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The 11th Frame
January 2014 Volume 69, Issue 1
The 11th Frame
These are a few of the outstand-
ing bowlers, out of
the many talented
bowlers in our area.
Brandon Rich-
ard from Kearsley
bowled a perfect
game on Nov. 9th
at Richfeld Bowl.
Richard is a ju-
nior at Kearsley
high school and is
a member of the undefeated (4-0)
KHS bowling team, with the season
more than half way completed.
On Nov. 26th,
Hannah Ploof
also from Kears-
ley, bowled a nice
800 series and be-
came the second
girl in Flint Junior
Bowling history to
shoot an 800 series.
Ploofs series con-
sisted of 288-254-
258 and she also used radical bowl-
ing ball. Ploof has been involved in
youth bowling for the past ten years.
Cal Wykes from
Swartz Creek
bowled a 299 at a
high school bowl-
ing match on Jan.
4th at B's Bowl-
ing against Fenton.
Wykes is averag-
ing 210 as of Jan.
4th based on seven
games. He also
leads the boys metro league high
scratch game.
Also at the same high school match
at Bs Bowling, Heidi Martin a se-
nior from Holly High School bowled
a 278. Martin com-
mented her high
game consisted of 9
strikes in a row, an
in the tenth, eight
spare and strike.
Her highest game
before had been a
254. As of Jan. 4th
Martin is averaging
196 based on fve
games. She also
leads the girls metro conference
with high scratch game of 278 and
high scratch series of 476, her sec-
ond game was a 198.
The 11th Frame
Its not every day that the opportunity to become an
Ebonite International bowling ball tester comes around.
On Sept. 13th, 2013, I was one of four people chosen,
from across the nation, to actually live the dream. I was
also the frst woman that accepted a spot and the second
group of Average Joe bowling ball testers.
So you're probably asking yourself, How does one
get this opportunity? I was picked for this testing ex-
perience by applying to a contest on Facebook.
This dream job is also a reality for many of the staff
members of Ebonite International, as well as those
bowlers on the pro staff, such as Tommy Jones and
Chris Barnes.
The Ebonite International headquarters is located in
Hopkinsville, KY, more than 8.5-hour drive. The frst
day of testing was Friday, Nov. 8th from 12-5 p.m.
Upon arrival we were ftted by the in-house ball drill-
er, who drills for the staff and drilled are bowling balls
for testing.
Day one also involved touring the Ebonite Interna-
tional warehouse, factory and testing center. The ware-
house contained numerous bowling balls and equip-
ment ready to be shipped.
The factory, which was featured on How Its Made,
makes both bowling balls and pins.
It produces 2,500 to 3,000 bowling balls a day, on
The testing center has four bowling lanes, in a tem-
perature-controlled room with an amazing (and really
expensive) lane machine, which has the ability to put
out various oil patterns, such as Kegels ice oil.
During day one, we were also tested for various
bowling statistics using top-secret methods of technol-
ogy. That night we were also treated to dinner and got
to stay in an hotel.
The second day of testing was Nov. 9th from 8 a.m.-3
As soon as we got to the testing center we were given
an Ebonite legacy and source, along with two unknown
bowling balls that were drilled to ft us. The unknown
balls were going to be tested and the legacy and source
were the control balls.
The frst part of the testing consisted of throwing 20
shots as close to the pocket as possible.
This included using the C.A.T.S. (Computer Auto-
mated Tracking System) to record many statistics, such
as the ball trajectory, path, ball speed, etc.
We then had to rank the bowling balls using a scoring
system and make additional comments.
Being a bowling ball tester for Ebonite International
was a great experience and I am grateful to all those
wonderful people I encountered during my visit.
It was defnitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Ebonite International Average Jane Bowling Ball Tester
High-Scoring High School Students
Courtesy photo
Left- Edgar Rhee, Upper middle-Alex Senft,
Right-Courtney Cooney and lower middle-
Don Glasscock
Hannah Ploof
Cal Wykes
Heidi Martin
Brandon Richard
January 2014 Strikes n Strokes Page 19
years ago, has grown into one the
biggest, if not the biggest senior
league in the United States.
A couple of years ago, Bowl-
ers Journal reported that we were
the highest scoring senior league
and had the most teams, said Jerry
Weld, who has been the secretary
for the past 12 years. That was
when we had 32 teams.
The 38-team league (in a 40-lane
house) features many Hall of Fame
members from the Flint area. There
are also other Hall of Fame mem-
bers from other areas as well.
We have bowlers from Ponti-
ac, Saginaw, Corunna, Imlay City
and from all over, Weld said. The
league started at Northwest Lanes
and moved to Town and Country
for a couple of years before settling
in at Galaxy.
If you are bowling in this league,
youd better be ready to see the ball
hook right away.
Bowlers are allowed to pay for
practice prior to the league starting.
Then, with 10 minutes of warm-
ups, fve bowlers per lane with a
190-plus average per bowler and
you can see why lane conditions
will break down quickly.
But that hasnt dampened the en-
thusiasm for members to join the
Bowlers pay only $10 in bowl-
ing fees. But thats when the fun
begins. There are strike-a-lite pots,
50-50 and the second game dou-
Bowlers can bowl with any
number of doubles partners and it
costs them only $1 per bowler,
Weld said. Sometimes those pots
can get up to $2,000 to $3,000.
The league is open to men only
and has more than 200 regular
bowlers with more than 40 subs on
the sub list. In order to join, you
must be 55 yearsof age or older and
have a minimum 175 average
We thought about opening it up
to women one time, Weld said.
But the wife of one of the bowl-
ers was better than he was. He was
pretty adamant about not letting
women in the league.
Jack Eisele has been in the league
since it began.
When it frst
started, we were
very small, he
said. As time
went on, people
started hearing
about it. As bowl-
ers got old enough,
they started to join.
People are coming
from all over to
bowl. These guys are all great to be
Phil Satkowiak,
another original
member, keeps
bowling in the
league for the fun
and competition.
I used to bowl
in an all-star league
and the younger
bowlers got too
competitive and
pushed me out. Then, we started
a senior league. All those bowlers
are seniors now and starting to do
the same thing,
he laughed. There
are a lot of good
bowlers here. You
dont have to look
hard to see that.
Frank Manzardo
shot his frst 300
in the league. We
started the league
in 1994, he said.
I remember that because I was the
Most Improved
Bowler in 1995 . . .
my second year in
the league. I have
a lot of friends in
this league. We
never expected
this league to get
this big.
Snow Frazier, a member of the
Saginaw bowling Hall of Fame,
has been going to Galaxy Lanes for
the Duane Clinton Senior Classic
for the past two years.
He has been one of many Saginaw
seniors that have made the trip
down to Grand Blanc to enjoy the
A couple of guys wanted me to
join earlier than that, he said. But,
I was still working. I was looking
forward to joining the league once
I had retired.
There a lot of good bowlers in
this league . . . a lot of Hall of Fame
members. I also know a lot of the
Flint bowlers from the All-Star
matches. Its not a bad drive unless
there is a lot of snow.
FROM COVER SENIORS Home of the largest USA senior league
GALAXY BOWLING CENTER 2226 East Hill Rd, Grand Blanc 810.695.2700
Jack Eisele
Phil Satkowiak
Frank Manzardo
Clarence Frazier
2226 E. Hill, Grand Blanc
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RICHFIELD BOWL 5340 Richfield Road, Flint 48506 810.736.4880
The 11th Frame
Richfeld Bowl is celebrating its 40-
year anniversary, having frst opened
its doors in 1973. Since its opening, the
following people have been recognized
for their continuous service to Richfeld
Bowl: Karleen Adams, Dorothy Tubbs
and Don & Pat Pastor.
Karleen Adams is an employee at
Richfeld Bowl. She is often working at
the front desk, although this is not the
only department she has worked in. Ad-
ams is one of the only employees that
has, at one time or another, run every de-
partment at Richfeld Bowl, from the pro
shop to bartending, waitressing, mechan-
ic, managing, etc. Debbie Alexander, the
current offce manager at Richfeld Bowl
stated, Karleen is very honest, depend-
able, never misses work except for ill-
ness and tells it like it is.
Dorothy Tubbs has been involved with
the Double Jays a weekly mixed league
on Sunday nights, since its beginning.
She became secretary of the league after
its frst two seasons. In regard to her years
of service Dorothy Tubbs said, I enjoy
what I do; wouldnt do it all these years if
I didnt, The staff has always been good,
and I have made a lot of friends.
Don and Pat Pastor have been the sec-
retary/treasurer for the Kearsley Friend-
ship League since the beginning. What is
unique about this league is the fact that
it is not a money league, but all of the
money collected is put into the banquet.
Its been a lot of fun, great people on the
league and the bowling alley has always
been really good to us, stated Pat Pastor.
All those that were honored were giv-
en an engraved glass clock in recognition
of their four decades of service.
Christmas fun
Courtesy photo/
Karleen Adams receiving her
clock from Richfeld owner Jim
January 2014 The 11th Frame Page 21
The 11th Frame
Deborah Alexander was chosen
as the 2014 Flint Womens City
Tournament honoree.
Alexander has been involved in
the bowling industry for the past 27
She has participated in many
tournaments, and has held offcer
positions in several different bowl-
ing leagues and organizations.
Alexander has been bowling the
state tournament for the past 15
years, nationals for 12 years, the
state 600 Club for 12 years, local
600 Club for two years and the lo-
cal 700 Club for fve years.
She has also been really involved
in numerous leagues, having been
the secretary/treasurer for the Twi-
light Maniacs league at Richfeld
Bowl for the past 19 years.
Alexander has also been the sec-
retary for the Tuesday night Strikers
ladies league for six years, secretary
of the Blue Jay Flyers for four years
and Sergeant of Arms of the Thurs-
day Ladies league for 10 years.
In addition to her numerous lead-
ership positions in leagues, Alex-
ander has been involved in high
school bowling for past 13 years.
She has been President of the
Michigan High School Interscho-
lastic Bowling Coaches Association
(MHSIBCA) for the past fve years.
Furthermore, Alexander has been
involved in offce management
at Richfeld Bowl for the past 14
I was shocked at frst, didnt
think I was at the age to be picked
for such a high honor. My husband
and his friends said that as much
time as I spend in the bowling cen-
ters with bowling, high school and
the word of promotion that the
award was much earned, stated
Debbie Alexander, in response be-
ing chosen for the honor.
Flint Bowling Association Executive Board of Directors
President: Felipe Venegas
Association Manager: Jerry Fisackerly
Treasurer: Jim Burger
First Vice President: Susan Fisackerly
Second Vice President: Paul Grondin
Third Vice President: Garey Simon
Fourth Vice President: Ken Porzondek
Charlene Smith; James Ham
Gary LaClair; James Kitto
Mary Porzondek; Darrell Craw
Al Cozart; Melissa Mc Grath
Bradley Lokken; Andy Coleman
Keith Cross; James Mc Givern
The 11th Frame
Mike David captured the September National Senior Bowl-
ing Association event at Imperial Lanes. David qualifed 11th
and defeated Ed DeBlock, of Canada, 257-198; Dave Eatmon of
Ferndale, 227-198 and Ricky Hale, of Wilmington, Ohio, 221-
214 to advance to the title. There he defeated Don Boyed, from
Columbus Grove, Ohio, 226-218.
I was the frst bowler from Flint that won this title, he said.
I didn't bowl most of the summer. I decided to give it a try.
The one-day tournament had David roll a six-game qualifying block.
In the semifnals and fnals, David needed to strike out in the 10th frame to win both
of his matches.
This was special, since I hadn't bowled in many tournaments during the past three
years, said. I didn't know that I could still compete with them anymore. Now, I
Flint 700 Club Chapter 28 --- James McTaggart Bowler of
the Year Award Points Breakdown for each Tournament in
the 2013-2014Season.
These standings have been updated through: 1-6-14
Place Name Total Points
Place Name Total Points
Alexander honored by Flint
Women's City Tournament
David takes home National Senior
Bowling Association title
The Flint USBC is hosting the Greater Flint USBC Bowling As-
sociation Bowlers Appreciation Mixed Game Doubles Scholarship
tournament on Sunday, Jan. 26 at Holly Lanes. Each team will bowl
two regular games and two Baker games. There are two squads: 10 a.m.
and 1 p.m. The cost is $40 per team For information call 810.230.2740.
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ROLLAWAY LANES 317 South Main St., Davision 810.653.2011
FROM COVER GREENE Davison bowler makes the Junior USA team
Then, after battling tough scoring
conditions, Greene was rewarded
with a berth on this years Junior
USA Team.
I was supposed to leave at 8:30
that night, Greene said. It was un-
til almost 2 a.m. before we left on
the last possible fight. I would have
never made it to the team trials if I
wouldnt have left that morning.
Greene arrived in Las Vegas at 5
We had a practice session at
noon, he said. That wasnt too bad.
I got a little sleep.
I was lucky to be there, said
Greene, referring to his delayed
It was hard work, however, that
landed Greene a spot on the team.
I was expecting to bowl well
here, Greene said. I have tried the
last few years and had a good show-
In this years trials, Greene fn-
ished third among all the junior boys
during the grueling team trials.
On the fnal day, Greene bowled
in the frst squad and crossed pairs
with PBA Tour players Chris Barnes,
Mike Fagan and John Szczerbinski.
This was a good experience to
bowl the tough conditions and to
bowl with some of the best players
in the world, he said. I wasnt sure
if I was going to make it.
We bowled the frst squad and
had to wait for the women to bowl,
Greene said.
They had a ceremony at the end.
The top two bowlers received a spot.
Then they announced my name as
one of the selections.
It is the greatest feeling to be on
team USA, it has been a personal
goal of mine for at least four years
and it is just one of my greatest
achievements that I will never for-
get, stated Greene.
Greenes resume speaks for itself.
He bowled well in high school, has
a good collegiate bowling start and
fnished in the top 16 the last two
years at the Junior Gold.
His next step as a Junior Team
USA member is a training camp later
this June. From there, they take four
players to travel to Hong Kong and
then go bowl in the Tournament of
Winning a National Champion-
ship, numerous MJMA tournaments
and making Junior Team USA are
just a few of the many bowling ca-
reer accomplishments that Tylor
Greene has earned since graduating
Davison High School in 2012. That
same year he was named Michigans
Mr. Bowler.
Following high school, Greene
attended Robert Morris University,
where he went to further his academ-
ic career as well as his bowling.
The RMU-Illinois bowling team
was the 2013 USBC Interscholastic
National Champions. In response to
how it feels to win a national cham-
pionship, Tylor stated, It felt amaz-
ing to win, it is something not a lot
of college athletes get to do; we prac-
ticed 3 hours a day everyday to get
ready for it and working that hard
at something will always bring suc-
Greene is averaging 208 based on
42 games for Robert Morris so far
this year.
I only bowled in 25 matches last
year, Greene said. I have more of a
starting role this year.
Ive been working really hard this
year, he added. Our tournaments
are giving us good preparation for
the nationals. Plus, we practice really
hard as a team.
The No.1 ranked Robert Morris
University-Illinois mens bowling
team also placed frst in the Midwest
Collegiate Championships and the
8th Annual Roto Grip Eagles Baker
Challenge, having bowled a 300 bak-
er in game four of the ffth set.
That doesnt happen very often,
said Greene, who bowled the frst
and sixth frames of the perfecto. The
perfect game occurred in a tourna-
ment following his Team Trials ex-
This (making the USA Junior
team) was defnitely my biggest ac-
complishment so far, he said. My
next goal is to get good enough to
make the Mens USA Team.
When asked what advice he would
give to those high school students
thinking about college bowling,
Greene added, I would tell them
to keep practicing and there is noth-
ing more rewarding than being with
your team every weekend competing
against the best teams in the coun-
Greene would like to thank Danny
Hayes his college coach for work-
ing with him and his parents for
their support. Without them, none
of this would have happened, stated
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Courtesy photo/
Tylor Greene watches his ball hit the pocket during team trials
January 2014 The 11th Frame Page 23
VALLEY LANES 5021 Bay City Rd., Midland 989.496.3940
Bowling for children
Strikes n' Strokes editor
Curt Zastrow loves his once-
per-year visit to a bowling center.
For the past six years, Zastrow
has been bowling at Valley Lanes
in Midland to help raise aware-
ness about The Childrens Heri-
tage Foundation.
They stay open all night long
for us and dont charge anything
for lineage, said Zastrow, who
was at Valley Lanes in early De-
cember. We get some donations
through this but there is no par-
ticipation fee.
This gives us a chance to let
more people fnd out what we are
doing, he added. Its a chance
for us to mingle. Our word-of-
mouth is one of our biggest ad-
vertisements. There are a lot of
university students that are under
challenge today. We can show
things they can do that can make
a difference.
Zastrow used to be a pastor, but
felt his calling somewhere else.
We wanted to reach out to chil-
dren, he said. We touched 50
million childrens lives. We have
done things for kids in Somalia,
(were) involved with a China
foundation and own 2,400 acres
in Indonesia. We use that land
for orphanages and hope to teach
agri-business to that area.
Zastrow admits hes not much
of a bowler, but he loves his 24-
hour duty at Valley Lanes.
We have a couple of lanes, he
said. Some of their staff (Valley
Lanes) bowled with us and we
have another group coming in lat-
er (tonight). Its really becoming a
cool event.
For information on the Chil-
drens Heritage Foundation visit
Mike Godard/Strikes n' Strokes
Right, Curt Zastrow. Below, a
group of bowlers have fun bowl-
ing with the event while Zastrow
shows off his prowress.
Page 24 The 11th Frame January 2014
STARDUST LANES 3750 Bay Rd., Sag 989.793.6300
Strikes n' Strokes editor
Brad McNally shot a perfect
game that almost wasnt.
McNally, while
bowling in the
High Perfor-
mance Carpet
Bowling League
at Stardust Lanes,
had rolled a 223
in his frst game.
He started the
next game with
eight straight strikes while bowl-
ing on lanes 31-32.
Then, the unexpected happened.
The break arm on the 7-pin
side broke off, said mechanic
Dave Longo. I was working on it
for about 15 minutes. But the way
this broke I was going have to be
working on it for awhile.
Ive been a mechanic for more
than 20 years,
he added. We
have had to move
bowlers before.
But, never when
someone sitting
on a 300 before.
One of the man-
agers of the cen-
ter, Rick LaRue,
was also there.
When Dave had mentioned
that we might need to move the
bowlers, I said we need to keep
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January 30th Shorts
February Dark Horse
Thats Right-a stage
The perfecto that almost wasn't
Andre Gonzales 233
Morris Pruitt 217
Nate Moszyk 216
Andre Gonzales 805
Damien Botwright 747
Nate Moszyk 732
Andre Gonzales 300
Damien Botwright 289
Drew Chernaukas 269
Brianna Pitre 185
Brittany Yanna 184
Jessica Zissler 163
Brianna Pitre 681
Brittany Yanny 635
Jessica Zissler 566
Brianna Pitre 245
Brittany Yanna 236
Marissa Zissler 201
Greyson White 102
Chase Wallschlager 99
Michael Montalvo 96
Greyson White 422
Chase Wallschlager 333
Michael Montalvo 264
Greyson White 157
Chase Wallschlage 143
Michael Montalvo 115
Lily Nalevayko 77
Hannah Frenzel 59
Abagail VanHaaren 56
Lily Nalevayko 283
Abagail VanHaaren 222
Hannah Frenzel 193
Lily Nalevayko 105
Abagail VanHaaren 86
Hannah Frenzel 84
Camryn Jackson 75
Brayden Allen 75
Braylen Malone 75
Pierce VanHaaren 155
Braylen Malone 144
Devyn Franklin 142
Braylen Malone 79
Pierce VanHaaren 78
Devyn Franklin 76
Jesse Gonzales 234
Mareono Gonzales 234
Sidney Danner 234
Jesse Gonzales 755
Mareono Gonzalex 747
Sidney Danner 741
Travis Lowe 299
Sidney Danner 290
Clarence Frazier 279
Mareono Gonzeles 279
Frederick Bandy 279
Bill Beekman 279
Tracie Page 210
Kristy Kerr 209
Jenny Johnson 205
Kristy Kerr 725
Lynn Gonzales 691
Theresa Marshall 690
Kristy Kerr 279
Lynn Gonzales 257
Traci Page 246
Toni Smith 246
Brian Waliczek 246
Brian Mc Mahon 245
Steve Novak 239
Brian Waliczek 791
LeRoy Anderson 783
Dave Mann 783
Brian Waliczek 300
J R Raymond 300
Mareono Gonzales 300
Brad McNally 300
LeRoy Anderson 300
Jen Kocks 221
Farrand Schneider 196
Toni Smith 163
Jen Kocks 726
Erin Hensley 648
Julie Oczepek 635
Jen Kocks 279
Julie Oczepek 236
Erin Hensley 226
Ray Eddy III 232
Roy Gaines 210
Brian McMahon Sr. 208
Ray Eddy III 794
Casey Horner 723
Brian McMahon Sr. 722
Tex Williams 287
Casey Horner 285
Roy Gaines 280
Kim Dowis 212
Theresa Marshall 205
Kelly Horner 198
Kim Dowis 682
Theresa Marshall 646
Kelly Horner 622
Kim Dowis 259
Theresa Marshall 244
Janice Baston-Lee 224
Ron Lemmer 232
Jim Tesner 230
John Redeemer 227
Ron Lemmer 778
John Redeemer 772
Art Valls III 765
John Redeemer 300
Jim Tesner 299
Ron Lemmer 288
Dave Massman 208
Tom Hoffman 201
Larry Schroeppel 196
Len Doran 744
Dave Massman 681
Howard Brown 664
Len Doran 279
Dave Massman 277
Tom Hoffman 246
Howard Brown 246
Linda Doran 173
Sue Lockwood 166
Cathy Colpean 162
Linda Doran 608
Sue Lockwood 546
Cathy Colpean 526
Linda Doran 225
Sheryl McCulloch 198
Sue Lockwood 193
Brad McNally
Dave Longo
January 2014 Strikes n Strokes Page 25
MIDLAND USBC Bowl With Us! 989.239.5345
PO Box 2845, Midland MI 48641-2845
President - Kellie Krafft
1st Vice President - Mary Marshall
2nd Vice President - John Hitsman
Association Manager - Sue Tice
Serving Bowlers at
Northern Lanes - Sanford
Valley Lanes - Midland
Brenda Bovear Ron Davison Rick Goergen
Cora Hitsman Harry Welch Mark Schultz
Kayla King Patti Roebuck Peggy Leser
Mary Kay OHearn Bob Woods (Open Position)
Email: Website:
Like us on Facebook to get updates: Midland USBC Bowling Association
Honor your sponsor
Midland USBC Youth Championship
The Midland USBC Youth
Championships is a certifed
handicap tournament series
handicap will 90% from 660
The tournament will be held at
Northern Lanes.
The cost for the tournament is
as follows for each event.
Bowling fee: $7.50
Award fee: $1.75
Expense fee: $.25
Total expense per event: $9.50
Optional all-events: $1.50
Total cost for all tournament
events: $30.
Valley Lanes and Northern
Lanes have the tournament
applications and may be turned
into their Saturday morning
Team Event Dates & Times
March 1, 2014
9 a.m.
3 p.m.
March 2, 2014
9 a.m.
3 p.m
Singles-Doubles Dates &
March 1, 2014
9 a.m.
3 p.m.
March 2, 2014
9 a.m.
3 p.m
The 50th annual Midland USBC Captain/Sponsor Tournament is scheduled
for noon, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 at Northern Lanes. This tournament is for
Midland USBC bowlers only. There will be a banquet to follow - catered by
Northern Lanes.
The Bowling Family of the Year and the Sponsor of the Year awards will be
presented at the banquet.
There will be prizes given away at the banquet.
The cost is only $20 per bowler. A participation fee of $5 is required for
non-sanctioned participants (excludes sponsors).
This is a golden opportunity to thank your team sponsor for their support.
Deadline for entries is 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. No late entries will
be accepted. For information call 989.687.5562.
Entry forms are at Northern Lanes and Valley Lanes. Sponsor of the year
nomination forms may be included with your entry.
Hall of Fame
Doubles Tournament
February 1st at Noon; Cost is $12
per person at Valley Lanes; Open
to anyone. Can be any combo of
doubles. Deadline Jan. 25.
Midland USBC Doubles
February 16th at Northern Lanes;
Squads at 12:30 and 3 p.m. -
Open to anyone. Can be any
combo of doubles. The cost is
$20 per person.
Midland City Tournament
Week of April 12-20;
Team Event Tue-Fri @ Northern
Singles/Doubles Sat-Sun @ Val-
ley; Midland USBC members
only. The cost is $50 total for all
the events.
state tournaments, Woods and some friends started a tournament 20 years ago
called the Pawley Invitational Tournament, touring such places like Houghton
Lake and the surrounding area.
We were on teams on Monday night and on Thursday night and we were all
friends, but we bowled against each other, he said. We combined the teams
on Thursday night and we used to go to the state tournament all the time. We
found we weren't winning at the state tournament, so we decided to start our
own tournament.
The tournament was so successful in popularity that is eventually grew.
It was a 10-man tournament that eventually went to 16, he said.
The man who the Pawley Invitational Tournament is named, Tom Pawley,
died in January of 2013 and it was decided to keep the tournament going in
his memory.
Pawley worked at Ittner Bean and Grain in Auburn and Woods met him
through bowling, and just hit it off with him.
He was one of those guys that was just a heck of a guy to be around,
Woods said. Just an overall great guy and he is sorely missed.
Woods' idol was the late great Earl Anthony.
He was a quiet, unassuming bowler, Wood said. He had the best form of
any bowler I ever saw, and he was a staple on the Professional Bowlers Tour
every Saturday.
I am quiet and unassuming, but that's where the similarity ends, Woods
FROM PAGE 11 WOODS Friends started traveling tournament
Upcoming Tournaments
Page 26 Strikes n Strokes January 2014
2013-2014 Season
PRESIDENT: Steve Anderson 1st V.P.: Richard Rabideau
2nd V.P.: Susan Snow
Harry Ebach Pat Mahoney Linda Jackson
Robert Zill Bill Mead Sr Barry Nelson
John Robishaw Sr. Ray Faubert Jim Doak
Dorothy Thomas Berta Jimenez Kim Hallett
Bernice Bremer Dave Treib Theresa Kubiak
Website: Association Phone: 989.792.6126
Stardust: Ray Faubert, Linda Jackson, Berta Jimenez, Bill Mead Sr.
State Lanes: Rick Rabideau, Bunny Bremer, Steve Anderson, Bob Zill
Crooked Creek: Dave Treib, Pat Mahoney, Sue Snow, Harry Ebach
LeFevres: Harry Ebach, John Robishaw Sr., Barry Nelson, Jim Doak
Candlelite: Theresa Kubiak, Kim Hallett, Jim Doak, Dorothy Thomas, Exie Robinson
House Representatives
SAGINAW USBC Bowl With US 989.792.6126


Brackets, Jackpots, 50/50, Mystery Game

Mail entries and checks to: Harry Ebach Saginaw USBC, 1870 Burnham St, Saginaw, MI 48602
Squad Dates & Times
(Circle Dates wanted)

Sat. April 26 Noon
Sat. April 26 2:30 PM

Senior (50 & over)

Family Bowl
6220 State St
Saginaw, Michigan
Call for Reservations

Call for Reservations

Rule 319c (Average Adjustment) will be
effect and Tournament Manager will have
the authority to rerate bowlers

Entries Close at the Start of The Last Squad

Harry Ebach Tourn. Mgr.

Any combination Of Men and/or Women

Bowlers must present Certification cards and verification
of average if no book average


$500 1
(Both divisions based on 40 entries per division)

Bowling fee.$ 10.00
Prize fund....$ 36.00
Expenses.$ 4.00
Total per team.$ 50.00

Bowlers may re-enter but cash only once with the same
partner. See Rule #2

Prize fund returned 100%, Ratio of at least 1 for each 5
entries. 3 Teams per pair
You will have your first Squad pick, unless notified
700 Club tournament just around the corner
Courtesy photo/PBA
Kelly Kulick, above, will maker another appearance at the Saginaw
Bowl for the Cure Tournament. See ad on Page 31.
The 33rd annual Saginaw USBC 700 Club Tournament will be held
Sunday, Feb. 2 and Sunday, Feb9 at Stardust Lanes at 3750 Bay Road
in Saginaw. To qualify for the tournament, you must have rolled a 700
series in a certifed competition and belong to the Saginaw USBC.
Registration starts at noon and bowling begins at 1 p.m. on both
days. There is a guaranteed frst place handicap prize of $500 plus a
$50 Zehnder's gift card. The Tournament is sponsored by Zehnders.
The cost for the tournament is $35. There is also an Optional Open
(Actual) Division; a Optional Senior Actual and a Senior Handicap
Divison. Seniors must be 55 years old or older.
There is a limit of 88 bowlers per squad.
Prizes in each Division will be awarded on the ratio of at least one
out of every six.
Sponsors of eight bowlers receive a $20 gif certifcate from Zehnder's
and are eligible for sponsor awards.
For information call Chuck at 989.777.1385.
2014 - ??????
2013 - Glenn Botwright II
2012 - (tied) Phil Platko
Richard Bourdow
2011 - Ray Eddy III
2010 - Joe Rader
2009 - Joe Geese Jr.
2008 - Todd Fink
2007 - Gus Tyler
2006 - Ray Eddy III
2005 - Dale Strike
2004 - Ron Miller
January 2014 Strikes n Strokes Page 27

Join us in celebrating the 13

Anniversary of Bowl for the Cure

and Bowl with US! Together we can
make a difference in the fight against
breast cancer!
Attending again this year will be
Team USA and Professional
bowler Kelly Kulick.
LeFevres Family Bowl (Fri 2/28)
6220 State St
Saginaw MI
State Lanes (Fri 2/28)
5707 State Street
Saginaw, MI

Make checks payable to: Saginaw Bowl for the Cure

Friday Night LeFevres
Registration 5:00 pm
Exhibition 5:45 pm
Bowling 7:00 pm
Friday Night State Lanes
Registration 5:00pm
Exhibition 6:30 pm
Bowling 7:00 pm

Send Entry Forms to:
Craig Everett
2397 Anderson Rd.
Saginaw, MI 48603
(989) 790-9668
Norris Fleming
535 Jefferson
Hemlock MI 48626
(989) 860-1618

Bowling Information

Each team will consist of 5 or 6 bowlers.
Each team will bowl three games of nine pin no-tap.
At least $100.00 in pledges due on the night of bowling for each bowler!
Each bowler should bring completed Bowl for the Cure

pledge form with donations to registration.

Entry forms are due on Feb 1
, 2014
50/50 Drawings & Pizza provided
Random prizes will be awarded throughout the event.
Mystery Game first 2 games
Pick an alley where you want to bowl.
Our first 7 years we have raised $144,500.70
***Pick an alley you want to bowl at***
LeFevres______ State Lanes______

Page 28 Strikes n Strokes January 2014
BAY AREA USBC Bowl With Us! 989.671.9890
His bowling game has come a
long way. Auch, who just turned
16 in November, joined a bowl-
ing league for the frst time for the
2013-14 season.
After 36 games, Auch was aver
aging 111. Thats not bad for any
beginner bowler.
By listening to his coaches, and
with the help of a strong pair of
his average kept increasing. With
this big series, Auchs average rose
eight pins. His mother, Mary Beth
Auch, noted that Johnathan was
born with
Ocular Al-
binism. She
said that he
has a stig-
matism that
makes his
eyes dance
a bit and its
hard for him
to focus.
They can control it to a certain
point, she said. But theres noth-
ing to completely fx it. He had a
surgery when he was three to cor-
rect the lower muscles under the
Hes at a stable point right now,
his glasses are lowering in prescrip-
tion and starting to stabilize, she
Auch has never shied away from
sports or other school activities.
He played football in his fresh-
man and sophomore year at Cen-
tral, his mom said. He was doing
marching band at the same time and
jazz band in the mornings.
Then he threw this bowling thing
on top of that. What else, John,
she laughed. He does a lot. Noth-
ing is holding him back.
Mary Beth Auch has been over-
whelmed with all the help that
Johnathon has received through the
school system and sports.
Our school system has been
great with Johnathan, she said.
For awhile they had to enlarge all
the pages in his school books. Now,
with an IPad, he can enlarge it him-
self. They have all his books avail-
able for the IPad. Even, if he cant
read the word, it (IPad) will tell him
what the word is. Its so much easi-
er for him. Hes a straight A student,
his only downfall is reading. His
teachers give him the extra time he
needs to help with disability. They
have helped so much.
Auch has learned to cope with his
I have an IPad and some special
glasses to help me read the board,
he said. Usually, I sit in front of the
class. There are times my eyes get
stressed because I am trying to read
To put what Auch did with his
performance on the lanes into per-
spective, a 190-average bowler
could never be 332 pins above his
I really wanted to bowl (this
year) and my friends (Brenden and
Trevor Payne) needed help, Johna-
thon Auch said.
I have been working hard on
concentrating and my mind set to
bowl, he added. I struggled early.
Sometimes I cant see far distances
and have trouble seeing the arrows.
I am learning when I do things
wrong and how to correct it.
It is getting a little bit easier, be-
cause they (his coaches Kathy Char-
bonneau and Ann Marie Payne) are
showing me new ways to throw the
Johnathon Auch has a daily re-
minder of his 665 series, because
his mother posted the recap sheet
on the refrigerator.
I didnt realize what I had done
because I was focusing on my
game. Everyone started congratu-
lating me, and I said what just
It made me feel really good
about myself, that I really achieved
something, he added. I try to go
above and beyond just to prove to
people, that I can do things they say
I cant.
Bay Area USBC Association


Brad Bilhimer, President

Nancy Samolewski, Assn. Manager

Al Bilhimer, 1st Vice-President

Dick Clifford, 2nd Vice-President


Serving bowlers at:

American Legion Lanes, Unionville

Bay Lanes, Bay City

Alert Lanes, Essexville

Green Meadow Lanes, Sebewaing
Monitor Lanes, Bay City
Washington Lanes, Bay City
Pinny Lanes, Pinconning
Phone: 989.686.7777 (Nancy Samolewski)
Mike Barnhart Keith Jakobi
Dave Kowalski
Dale Milliman
Ann Roznowski
Jim Lyddy
Jerry Buda
Kathy Howe
Mickie Laskey
Mike Milliman
Sue Bumgarner
Lisa Hofmeister
Chon Mata Jr.
Roger Remar
Joe Sinif Dave Hopkins
FROM COVER AUCH Handicap not a problem for this bowler
January 2014 Strikes n Strokes Page 29
Michigan State USBC BA
111th Michigan State Open
Championship Tournament in
Muskegon from Jan. 11 through
May 18, 2014. The team event
will be held at the Sherman Bowl-
ing Center. Squad times are 11:30
a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday and
9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Sunday.
The Doubles/Singles event is at
the Northway Lanes. Squad times
are 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Satur-
day and 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on
There are two divisions based
on averages. Also, there is a
MSUSBC BA State Tournament
average for bowlers that have
bowled at least 18 games during
the past four years. The cost for
the tournament is $24 per event
with all-events optional ($7).
There is an optional scratch divi-
sion of $10 per event.
For additional information
call 231.733.5599 or visit www.
27th annual Bro Tournament
The 27th annual Bro Tour-
nament scheduled for Saturday,
Jan. 25 at Crooked Creek. Sign
in starts at 10:30 a.m. with the
tourney to start at 11 a.m. Bowl
four games then throw out the
lowest game. Handicap is 75 per-
cent from 220. The fve highest
men and the fve highest women
bowl off.
For information call Jim Fordos
at 989.643.3010 or Derek Fordos
at 989.529.2314.
Super Bowl Classic
Hideaway Super Bowl Clas-
sic at 4550 Howland Rd, Almont
MI 48003; Super Bowl Sunday,
Feb. 2, 2014. Entry Fee $35
Tournament will be done in
plenty of time to go home and
watch the Super Bowl.
$2000 in prize money, based on
70 bowlers; limited to 90 bowlers
Mystery game, brackets, strike
ball, ball raffes, door prizes jack-
Check in starts at 9 a.m.; bowl-
ing starts at 11 a.m.
Handicap is 80 percent from
203/50 maximum per game.
RSVP with Paco 810.728.0033
or Steve at 586.899.3476. For di-
rections call 810.798.8589.
Women's State
The Michigan State USBC
Women's Bowling Association
87th annual Championship Tour-
nament is scheduled from Feb. 8,
2014 to May 4, 2014 (unless ex-
tended). The team event is held
at the Monroe Sport Center in
Monroe. Squad times are 10 a.m.
and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and
Sunday with the exception of the
Opening Day ceremonies on Feb
8 with one squad at noon.
The Doubles and Singles tour-
nament will be held at Nortel
Lanes, also in Monroe. Squad
times are 9:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
on Saturday and 9 a.m. and 1:15
p.m. on Sunday. If bowling sin-
gles only, times will differ. Open-
ing weekend there are limited
There are three divisions based
on averages. The cost for the
tournament is $25 per event with
an $3 optional All-Events fee.
THere is also an optional scratch
division at $5 per event.
For information call the state
tournament offce at 616.635.2032
or visit
Tiffany's Fastpitch Softball
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014
- Sunday, March 16 2014 - Tif-
fany's Fastpitch Softball Club .
annual bowling tournament. At
Candlelite Bowl. Cost is $100
per team; The non-certifed tour-
nament consists of fve- person
teams opened to men and women.
Handicap is 90 percent of 230.
There is a 10-pin higher average
rule. The following are the squad
times: 6:30 p.m., Wednesday,
Feb. 26 ; Noon and 3:30 p.m.,
Saturday, March 1; 6:30 p.m.,
Wednesday, March 12; Noon and
3:30 p.m., Saturday, March 15; 1
p.m., Sunday March 16. Dead-
line is Feb. 20, 2014. For infor-
mation contact Dick Krueger at
PM Foundation
PM Foundation of Saginaw
County "Where there is darkness,
we offer light" annual bowling
fundraiser will be held at State
Lanes on two days at 6:30 p.m.,
Friday, March 14 and 1 p.m.,
Sarruday, March 15. Check in
begins 45 minutes prior to start
time. The cost for the three-game,
no-tap fundraiser is $25 per per-
son with four people on the team.
There is a limit of24 teams per
squad. The top three places will
be paid each squad based on 24
teams per squad. Proceeds go to
beneft Saginaw County fami-
lies and/or individuals who are
in need of fnancial assistance in
their time of need. For informa-
tion call 989.213.3307 or email
Holly Marie Schwind Tourney
The Holly Marie Schwind
Scholarship Foundation Bowl-
ing Tournament singles no-tap,
tournament will be held Sunday,
March 16. Check-in starts at 4
p.m., with the tourney to start
shortly afterward. The cost is
$25; $30 at the door. There is a
cap-no-cap, 9-pin, no-tap with a
twist. The Handicap is 80 percent
of 220 using book average from
last year of current average of 21
games or more. Also included
will be a plate of nachos.
Anyone who wishes to col-
lect pledges and collects a mini-
mum of $50 will receive a free
entry. Contact Zach Schwind at
Special sponsorship opportuni-
ties include putting a fve-person
team together representing your
company for $125. Lane Sponsor-
ship $100; Chinese auction dona-
tion and Door prize donation. For
more information contact Zach
Schwind at 989.501.0096.
Hall of Fame Doubles
There will be a Hall of Fame
Doubles tournament at 10 a.m. ,
May 18 at Grand Blanc Lanes.
The tournament is open to any
member of any bowling Hall of
Fame. The cost is $25 per person
for the three games. Handicap
is 100 percent based on a 440
maximum team average. Special
hotel rate of $59.99 plus tax per
night (one or two) at the Comfort
Inn. One King or two queens and
breakfast will be included. For
information call Jack Cannon
Calendar of Events
Page 30 Strikes n Strokes January 2014
prior, OConnor had shot 767.
All 12 shots were in the pock-
et, he said (referring to his frst
perfecto. I missed my mark a
couple of times but the ball held
its line.
Hes my only grandson, said
OConnor, referring to Brocker.
He was a premie at birth and he
became the frst person that was
in the NeoNatal unit to bowl in
the (Littlest Angels) bowl-a-thon.
Then, he was on the St. Charles
state championship team.
I have been so proud of him,
he added. He is an all A student
at Central.
OConnors highest series is
793, rolled about four years ago.
I would love to get a 800, he
said. I always thought that would
be the biggest thrill. But this (per-
fect game) was even better, espe-
cially with C.J. here to see it.
FROM PAGE 9 HOLLENBECK Shoots 700 after 10 years away from lanes
FROM PAGE 8 O'CONNOR Grandson witnesses O'Connor's frst 300
FROM PAGE 24 MCNALLY Not even a broke down lane can stop this 300
board and up a half of a foot. It put
me back into the pocket.
Hollenbeck fnished out with fve
in a row for a 233 game and a 704
series his frst series above the
I still didnt hit my 600, he
laughed. I wasnt even thinking
about it. After I started striking
again in the third game, I knew I
had a good series.
It wasnt until I turned around
after striking out in the 10th, that I
realized I reached 700, he added.
Hollenbeck has been using one
of his dads old bowling balls.
He died in 2005 and I had three
of his bowling balls, he added.
I kept only one of them to get
plugged and re-drilled. It was a
Storm Trauma Recovery.
Hollenbecks dad, Elmer, was
a 190-average bowler in the Bay
City area for many years.
His highest game was 298,
Mike Hollenbeck said. Im not
sure if he had used that one (Storm
I got another old ball from Jim
Sonsmith, he added. It was an
old red Hammer. I used that ball
for the frst six weeks or so. Then I
switched to the Storm ball.
After several weeks with the ball,
Hollenbeck almost switched back
to the red Hammer.
The week before I had my low-
est series (481), he said.
But, I decided to give the Storm
one more week. Im glad that I
stayed with it.
It feels great getting that frst
700 series, he said. Now, I cant
wait to bowl again.
Unfortunately, Hollenbeck had to
wait an extra week as snow post-
poned the next week of bowling.
them there as long as we can, LaRue said.
So Longo went to work. He stayed down by the pit area and manu-
ally worked on the lanes.
It was something that just needed to be done, Longo added. It
wasnt an easy fx. I had to work on it for about an hour after bowling
was done.
McNally was the recipient of Stardusts attention to detail.
I dont think I would have had a perfect game if I had to move, he
said. If we moved, we werent going to get warm-ups. I already knew
how the lanes (31-32) were reacting.
I was in my ninth frame when it broke down, said McNally, who
has seven certifed 300s and 18 altogether. I kept just walking around
(waiting for the lane to get fxed). Thats about all I could do.
I only needed to throw one more strike on that lane, he added
while noting he appreciated the efforts to keep him bowling on that
pair. All 12 balls were fushed in the pocket.
Since McNally had a potential 800 series brewing, Longo fnished
up the last game near the pits.
I couldnt strike in the third game, McNally said. The frst fve
frames, I left fve 7-pins. I ended up that game with a 190-something.
But Im glad we stayed on that pair.
Laura White and Bill Gates captured January's King of the Hill
Baker's Doubles at Crooked Creek. After winning the step-ladder
fnals, they defeated December's champions Brad and Melissa Mc-
Henry Fee and Shawn Clifford fnished frst in the six-game qualify-
ing block with a handicap score of 1,464. White and Gates was sec-
ond at 1.415 while Terrence Richardson and Homer Cook were third.
The next Strikes n' Strokes-Crooked Creek Baker's Doubles is Fri-
day, Feb. 7. Check in at 7:15; bowling at 8 p.m.
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King of the Hill series running in three houses King of the Hill Shootout Series
Various Oil Patterns
Top 4 Livestreamed
Stepladder Final
Monday Events
9:30PM @ Northern Lanes
January 20,27
February 3,10,17,24
March 3,10,17,24,31
Champions Invitational Finale
Sunday April 6th 10AM
Visit the calendar at and also the Facebook page for additional tournament updates.
Friday Events
10PM @ Bay Lanes
January 17
February 28
March 28

Tuesday Sport Events
9:30PM @ Stardust
February 11th
March 11th
Entry Fee $25 1:5 Cash Ratio
High Game Jackpots Handicap 85% from 240
$2 Brackets 2012/2013 USBC book average
All Events will be Livestreamed by !!
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Above, Kelly Grocholski interviews Jerry Pudvan after winning the
Bay City stop at Bay Lanes of the King of the Hill
Shootout Series. Above left, Craig Elliott, owner of
mans the registration table. Below, left, Jerry Pudvan (left) and Bobby
Wisniewski warm up before the fnals.
Strikes n' Strokes editor
Jerry Pudvan
put in a little
overtime while
bowling at Bay
Lanes recently.
Pudvan bowled
in his usual Fri-
day night league
and then stayed
on to bowl in the King of the Hill
He ended up defeating Bobby
Wisniewski in the fnals. (See the ad on this page
for other King of the Hill tourna-
My shot really didnt change
much all night, he said. I moved
maybe one half a board. It was
pretty warm so between shots I was
keeping my cool standing under the
fan. When I got up there (to bowl)
I made sure I got
myself focused
and took my
I shot 670
in league bowl-
ing, he added.
But I learned
from that and
moved right and
kept it straight.
The ball started carrying.
Wisniewski, who had shot 794 in
league play prior to the King of the
Hill, added another 794 in the three
games of qualifying to earn the top
spot in the stepladder fnals.
My shot went from having fve
to six boards of area to maybe two
in the fnals, he added. I wasnt
carrying (for strikes) like I did ear-
lier in the night.
Live from historic Thunderbowl Lanes
Hosted by Craig Elliott and and moderated by Bruce Falcon
Guests include: Tom Clark PBA Commissioner, Andrew Cain USBC National Pres-
ident, Mark Martin Metro Detroit USBC Manager, Dave Lewis Michigan State USBC
President. Live audience welcome. Audience participation encouraged. Call-in ques-
tions will be taken. Questions can also be emailed before the event to CraigElliott@
The panel will discuss the state of the game and plans for future growth among
other topics. It is scheduled for 7 p.m., Friday Jan. 24.
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