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Vol. 78 No. 44 January 10 - 16, 2018 25 cents

Jesper Svensson Wins PBA Cheetah Championship; Denise Fox 300 at Jib Lanes
FLUSHING, NY - Denise Fox 748, Benny Ortiz 256-259-215-
EJ Tackett Tames the Scorpion blasted a 300 game in the Midweek 730, Chris Mayr 259-256-686,
Former Rookies of the Year continue to set the pace for PBA’s youth movement Mixers League at Jib Lanes. Jimmy Ansale 233-234-670, and
Craig Bowden rolled 244-290- Pete Alvardao 255-242-675.
By Bill Vint - PBA
RENO, Nev. – Two former
Professional Bowlers Association
Andres Lopez 300 at Lodi Lanes
LODI, NJ – Andres Lopez 300 took Andrew Currie was near perfect
Rookies of the Year, Jesper
the spotlight in Tuesday Night 4- with his 299, followed by Carlos
Svensson of Sweden and EJ
Man listing a 300 game at Lodi Colon with 288, Sean Meyer 279,
Tackett of Huntington, Ind., con-
Lanes but it was Russ Van Housen Matt Grubiak 279 Tom Flynn 279-
tinued to set a high standard for
earning high set honors with his 767, James Rosado 279-759, John
the PBA’s youth movement with
289-279-240-808 followed by Steve Coleman 268, Felix Perez 266, and
victories in the GEICO PBA
Kotowski with 278-277-249-804. Andrew Suscreba 265
World Series of Bowling IX, pre-
sented by Eldorado Resorts Reno
Properties at the National Bowling
John LaBau 300 at Maple Lanes RVC
Stadium. ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - Paul Smith shot 268, Matthew
Svensson, the 22-year-old 2015 John LaBau blasted a 300 game in Franklin, and John Hodge 268,
PBA photo PBA photo
PBA Rookie of the Year, defeated Jesper Svensson the Friday Night Mixed League at John Hodge 264, and Alex
EJ Tackett
Denmark’s Thomas Larsen, 245- Maple Lanes RVC. Bogolubsky 258.
194, to win the PBA Cheetah PBA animal pattern champi- good shots, I’d have a good
Championship presented by PBA onships conducted during the chance to win,” said Svensson,
who finished the preliminary
Joseph Wilkinson 300 at Rockaway
Bowling Challenge Mobile Game WSOB IX and aired back-to-back
round game with a string of eight ROCKAWAY, NJ – Joseph 276 in his 674, Norm Wugman
for his seventh career PBA Tour on ESPN as part of the 2017-18
strikes. “I screwed up a little when Wilkinson tossed a 300 game con- 237-648, Allan Alpaugh 236-622,
title while Tackett, the 25-year-old Go Bowling! PBA Tour package.
I missed that single pin, but I got testing in the Chester Men League Anthony Daidone 235-605, Steve
2013 Rookie of the Year, picked Svensson, a hard-throwing left-
right back in it.” at Rockaway Lanes. Baiard 233-634, Tomy Annibale
up his ninth title with a 245-207 handed two-handed player, struck
If there was anything unusual Stephan Szardenings earned a 227-633, and Walt Rawa 216.
victory over Australia’s Jason on eight of his first nine shots,
Belmonte in the Pepsi PBA overpowering Larsen despite about the match, it was an extraor-
dinary level of intensity by the
Jose Medina 300 at Majestic Lanes
Scorpion Championship presented missing a 7 pin spare attempt in
the fourth frame for his only flaw. normally sedate, emotionless HOPELAWN, NJ - Jose Medina Ray Torio shot 215-246-236-697,
by blasted a 300 game in the Garden Robert Girod 223-220-247-690,
The Cheetah and Scorpion “By the end of the first match, I Swede.
got lined up so I thought if I threw State Mixed League at Majestic and John Sidorko and Nestor
Championships were the final two See PBA Page 2 Lanes. Averia 234.

U.S. Stars Defeat International Standouts to Defend USA vs. The World Team Title at WSOB IX
By Jerry Schneider - PBA England’s Stuart Williams, were PBA Tour winners
RENO, Nev. - The five leading American qualifiers in Jason Belmonte of Australia, Jesper Svensson of
PBA World Championship pinfall during the GEICO Sweden, Dom Barrett of England, Thomas Larsen of
PBA World Series of Bowling IX presented by Denmark and 20-year-old newcomer Rafiq Ismail of
Eldorado Resorts Reno Properties combined for 20 Malaysia.
clean frames and 18 strikes in 24 attempts to sweep the In what could be considered the all-star event of
best-of-two-game USA vs. The World team competi- WSOB IX, players earned their spots on their respective
tion, kicking off ESPN’s coverage of the 2017-18 Go teams based on their finishing positions after 40 games
Bowling! PBA Tour schedule. of qualifying in the PBA Chameleon Championship pre-
The USA team, captained by PBA Hall of Famer and sented by Reno Tahoe, Shark Championship presented
22-time PBA Tour champion Marshall Holman, includ- by Xtra Frame, Cheetah Championship presented by
ed PBA Tour champions Kyle Troup, Bill O’Neill, Ryan PBA Challenge Mobile Game and Pepsi Scorpion
Ciminelli, Tom Smallwood and PBA regional winner Championship presented by
Matt McNiel. Making up The World team, captained by See USA Page 4
2 SPORTS REPORTER January 10 - 16, 2018
PBA I’ve Seen That Strike Before!
Continued from Page 1 by Dave Williams
A recent article in the December 2017 issue of weeknight at about midnight.
“It was by far the most emotional title I’ve ever won,” Svensson
Bowlers Journal International (“Ruining Movie My introduction to the producer of the filmed
admitted. “Things have happened at home while I was here that…” He
Magic,” by Jef Goodger) got me to thinking about series was epic, but not unprecedented in the annals
stumbled and added, “This title means more to other people than just
how many times I’ve seen a certain strike on TV or of Hollywood lore. We exchanged pleasantries and
me. I’m just really, really happy I could finish it off. I had a friend who
passed away a week ago and I really believe he was watching me today. in the movies. I was given a script which included all of the bowl-
This one is for him, 100 percent. There’s nothing I can do but continue It brought back memories of my days at AMF, ing shots that I was to perform, beginning on the
doing what I love to do. It makes me appreciate that even more.” when media would ask about a shot of a strike for a next night.
To reach the Cheetah Championship telecast Svensson edged Larsen particular commercial or movie scene. Jack Later that evening I reviewed the contents of the
in the four-player shootout preliminary, 259-256, but both advanced to Graziano, Public Relations Manager for AMF at script and didn’t get much past my first bowling
the title match while Australia’s Sam Cooley (236) and Jason Belmonte that time, would contact John Mazey, Advertising shot. It stated, “throw the ball and let it hit the head
(222) were eliminated with the lowest scores. Manager, and he would go to the archives and send pin so that all the pins fall except the ten pin, and
In the second match of the ESPN doubleheader, Tackett made his only video of a strike for the particular venue. make it wiggle.”
WSOB IX television appearance count, striking on five of his first six But whenever the particular video did not match The next evening when we began filming I told
shots and adding another string of three strikes late in his match against what the venue called for, Mr. Mazey would get in the producer about the nuances of bowling and how
Belmonte, the two-handed Australian star who is the leading challenger touch with me to help him with a staged activity at commanding pins to react in a certain manner was
to displace Tackett as PBA Player of the Year in 2017. The win was a local bowling center or studio. As a member of just not possible. He acknowledged what I said, but
Tackett’s fourth of the year, one ahead of Belmonte, but two of the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA), I was we forged on with his preconceived script.
Belmonte’s titles are majors and he’ll have a shot at another one in the in a unique position at AMF to offer a bowler’s When it came time for my bowling shots, I dis-
PBA World Championship finals. opinion while still being in the executive “carpet covered that I was to use an 8 pound bowling ball,
Tackett not only realized where he stood compared to Belmonte in area” of the headquarters building in Westbury, so that the ball would match the one being used by
the competitive ranks, but he knew Belmonte was bowling at less than New York. the young bowler in the film. After about fifty
his physical best after an acute attack of food poisoning the night In addition to offering information about products shots, I told the producer that it just wasn’t possible
before. and implementation, I was also the “bowling ball because I couldn’t control the lightweight ball.
“I found out Jason wasn’t feeling well, but before the first game, I tester” at a time when AMF was experimenting That’s when the producer became a bowling
told him to dig deep…and after the first match, I told him to just keep with urethane bowling balls, from the original AMF instructor! First he had me move closer to the pins;
on going, and he did,” Tackett said. “I told him that we should finish Angle, to the Gray, Gold, Blue and Ultra - the first closer and closer to the pins, until I was within 10
the year on a high note, and we did. It could have gone either way. ball to offer the flair ball track, as a result of vary- to 15 feet from the pins. But alas, still not the
“I knew the only chance I had (for Player of the Year) after the first ing weight blocks within the ball itself. desired shot.
few days here was to make this show and win,” Tackett added. “In my While I now realize that I probably should have So then the producer told me to throw it harder,
eyes, (Belmonte) wins by a landslide, but if he doesn’t win the (PBA held out for a loftier pay check, at the time I was and he would slow down the speed in the actual
World Championship), I think it’ll be a pretty close vote. It’s out of my just so excited to be there and involved that I some- final draft; harder and harder I threw the ball,
hands.” times felt like paying them for all of the free prod- until…
Belmonte’s 269 topped the preliminary shootout. Tackett was second ucts and time allowed to experiment with the dif- Bang! The 8 pound bowling ball hung up on my
with a 258 while Brandon Novak of Chillicothe, Ohio (242) and Shawn ferent concepts. fingers and lodged itself in the masking unit. By
Maldonado of Houston, Texas (225) were eliminated. I probably should have considered contract resid- this time it was approximately 3AM, so we decided
uals as well, because I became the face behind all to pick it up again the next evening.

Sports Reporter
of the print and television ads of that era. There’s a We eventually finished the filming and the pro-
story behind every one of those campaigns, but the ducer was happy with the result. Many years later
one that truly relates to Goodger’s article involves when the National Bowling Council office in
Editor/Publisher  Dan McDonough a video session for the National Bowling Council. Washington, D.C., was being dismantled, Lance
Technology Editorial Assistants As the bowling guru at AMF, I was invited by Elliott asked me if I would like the original reel to
Hank Allen Immaculatta D’Elia Lance Elliott, Executive Director of the National reel high band master tapes.
Contributing Writers Bowling Council, to provide the bowling shots for I still have them, and they will someday be a part
Joan Taylor Pat McDonough an upcoming Learn to Bowl series on tape. We of the Bowling Museum historical records. And
would be conducting the filming at Melville Lanes, who knows, maybe the bowling shots will become
For information regarding advertising, which was close to the AMF Headquarters in the a part of those archived videos from which Jef
subscriptions, or editorial content write to: nearby town of Melville, New York. Filming would Goodger speaks in “Ruining Movie Magic.”
E-mail: begin after the completion of league play each
Or Dan at:
Sports Reporter Memories Are Made At Melville - 3AM
One of my fondest remembrances from the
P.O. Box 1491, Secaucus, NJ 07094 Learn To Bowl filming is this sketch from Paul
Lane, formerly of AMF Bowling Products, depict-
201)865-5363 ing a bowling ball stuck in the masking unit above
the pins, with the producer's last words for that
night... "It's a wrap!"
January 10 - 16, 2018 SPORTS REPORTER 3

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Anthony Angotti 798 Continued from Page 1
HOPELAWN, NJ- Anthony Angotti topped the scoring in the Family
League blasting games of 267-265-266 for a high series of 798. In the first Baker format match contested at the the 42-foot PBA Earl Anthony lane condition which
Brian Pawelek shot 223-249-224-696, Steven Osiadacz shot 200-266- National Bowling Stadium, where each player bowls was a neutral condition the players had not competed
637, Jason Nowak 224, and Joseph Banwer 212-207. two frames to combine for one score, the U.S. team on in WSOB IX.
took control with a 226-213 win when the World “In Baker team competition, especially on a new
Mark Clark 772 team couldn’t catch up after a missed 1-2-4-6-10 lane condition, communication is key,” said O’Neill,
HOPELAWN, NJ - Mark Clark topped the scoring in the Saturday Night washout in the fifth frame by Barrett. an eight-time PBA Tour winner. “With everyone’s
Strike Nation League firing games of 279-255-238 for a high series of The USA completely dominated game two, com- break point being so different it can be difficult to get
772. bining for a 279 while The World managed only 191. the reads so it was important that we were on the
Rakim Tillery rolled 268-238-258-764, Brian K. McAdams 238-279- Troup, O’Neill, McNiel and Ciminelli struck in the same page.
226-743, Steven C. Weeks 230-256-237-723, and Jordan Marangelli first four frames. Smallwood then converted a 10-pin “Marshall put together a good lineup and then it
236-237-236-709. spare in the fifth frame before the team closed out the was up to us to take it from there,” O’Neill added. “I
victory with a string of seven consecutive strikes. think there was only one frame where we didn’t hit
Richard Ruby 763 “We may have been the underdogs on paper but all the pocket and we had a high strike percentage so the
HOPELAWN, NJ - Richard Ruby topped the scoring in the Friday Night these guys had the qualities you need to contribute to rest took care of itself.”
Classic League blasting games of 246-258-259 for a high series of 763. a great team effort,” said Holman. “I had a good idea In 2016, the USA (Mitch Beasley, BJ Moore, Matt
Curtis Kyzima hit 223-267-242-732, John Kertesz 258-227-222-707, of what lineup would work and went with my first O’Grady, Dick Allen, EJ Tackett) beat The World
and Vinnie Pagnotta 210-234-246-692. instinct, but in reality, I could have put any lineup out (Sam Cooley, Barrett, Arturo Quintero, Francois
there and we would have been in good shape.” Lavoie, Martin Larsen) in a one-frame roll-off after
Mike Kelly 730 The USA vs. The World event was conducted on each team won one game.
HOPELAWN,NJ - Mike Kelly led the scoring in the Friday Night Mixed
League rolling games of 256-277 for a high series of 730.
David Chamberlain shot 203-258-208-669, Michael Dellamana 213-
234-221-668, Tony Tamondong 243-234-667, and Melissa Hertenberger
In the Jerzey Pikers League Al Queen rolled 231-204-62, Mike Morris,
Jr. 201-233-622, and Ceferino Rivera 204.

Patrick Plate 708

HOPELAWN, NJ - Patrick Plate led the scoring in the Premiere Pro
Shop Sunday Trios League firing games of 267-219-222 for a high
series of 708
Yanni Kornias shot 216-211-278-705, John Canova 225-235-233-693,
Ryan Poli 221-221-238-680, Michael Morris, Jr. 247-236-678, and Joe
Lampariello 218-210-245-673. &/E>ZĞƐƵůƚƐĨŽƌŚƵĐŬWĞnjnjĂŶŽŽƵďůĞ͛Ɛ
Ken Martino 694
HOPELAWN, NJ- Ken Martino paced the scoring in the Garden State HANDICAP WINNERS:
Mixed League rolling games of 224-26-234 for a high series of 694.
Jose Medina rolled 263-235-663, Robert Girod 223-234-203-660, and
Nicole Wells & Alex Protin: 349 + 337 + 372 + 324 = 1382
Joe Grispart 234-235-655. Jackie Wcas & Vincent Pavlick: 267 + 307 +320 + 435= 1329
Joseph Abadilla 670 Tom Schlomann & Robert Cox: 440 + 353 + 388 + 87= 1268
HOPELAWN, NJ - Joseph Abadilla paced the scoring in the Avenel
Youth League rolling games of 202-279 for a high series of 670. SCRATCH WINNER:
Korey Balweitz shot 214, and Joey. Yanuzzi 199.
In the Thursday Night Mixed League Nicholas Piomelli rolled 224- Russell Van Houten & Robert Mockenhaupt: 441 + 524 + 397= 1363
213-631, Kieran Zebrowski 214, Steve Moccio 211, and Kurt Nick Gavron & Andrew Suscreba: 500 + 429 + 423= 1351
Moszkowski 210.
ohn Syslo 662
HOPELAWN, NJ- John Syslo paced the scoring in the Don E. Hellhake
Andrew Suscreba: 289 + 235 + 243= 767
Memorial League rolling gamesof 246-215-201 for a high series of 662. Ted Failla: 216 + 258 + 199= 673
Joe Maloney rolled 225-215-211-651, Mike LeBlanc 245-207, Kevin
Kennelly 234, Nick Biamonote 237, and Mike Dinaburg 224.
Tom Schlomann: 255 + 175 + 209= 639
January 10 - 16, 2018 SPORTS REPORTER 5
AT ROCKAWAY LANES Woodland Bowl to Host GoBowling! PBA
Greenbriar Seniors: Alex Fox Hills Seniors: Stuart Gomer
Dalmedo 222-506, John Uffer 193- 257-707, Morris Horowitz 220- Nor Bu Lodge: John Hearn 254- 60th Anniversary Classic
537, Chris Peterson 163, Hedy 594, Joe Dagostino 214-587, 623, Charles Wright 246-666, Phil Historic PBA celebration to include special
Knight 151-433, Audrey Curlo 151- Diane Sullivan 188-457, Maty Ann Dattolo 245, Stacey Titus 233-636,
Darlene Krzanowksi 213-541, celebration dinner and Hall of Fame event
404, Lois Brancaccio 148. Vanderber 177.
Maryann Abasto 206-574. By Bill Vint - PBA
Chester Men: Mark Novembre Morris Hills Mixed: Bill CHICAGO – Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis, the only bowling cen-
257-638, Allan Alpaugh 245-588, Hamilton 210-474, Sal Antoniello Thursday Night Mixed: Jim ter in America that has hosted every Professional Bowlers
Tony Annibale 237-655, Stephan 182-504, Barry Webb 182-514, Westergaard 278-716, BIll Mott Association major championship tournament over the years, has
Szardenings 234-692, JT Wilkinston Dolores Webb 170-379, Beth 264 Curt Frazier II 247-738, Scott been selected as the site for a new event that will celebrate the orga-
231-595, John Scott 230-667. Williams 168-448, Gerrie Struble 246-710, Don Fries 237, nization’s 60-year history: the GoBowling! PBA 60th Anniversary
Taormina 142-363. Kathleen Reilly 224-506, Nidia Classic.
Monday Nite Mixed: Stuart Gomer Haneveld 210-584, Anne Tursky The new tournament, which will be open to all PBA members, will
269-686, Eddie Lafferty 269-685, Rockaway Women: Mary 203-542. be held between Tuesday, Feb. 13, and Sunday, Feb. 18, when ESPN
Jerry Dunn 238, Maria Jankovitz Cerenzio 203-579, Tammy will televise the stepladder finals live at 1 p.m. EDT. As part of the
205-539, Barb Elliott 198-531, Baldwin 183-483, Lois Kehmna County Tuesday Night Mixed: festive week, the PBA’s 60th Anniversary Celebration Dinner will
Linda Lynch 181. 182-525, Angela McDermott 176- Glen Frey 278-684, Jose Acevedo include its 2018 PBA Hall of Fame induction ceremonies on
481, Carol Scheu 174, Tina 278-729, Eddie Acevedo 276-655, Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Marriott North in Indianapolis.
Rockaway Trios: Dave Krivak 280- Richardson 17-499.
769, Richard McColligan 279-713, Gene Pukas 258-740, Michelle The GoBowling! PBA 60th Anniversary Classic is the second leg
Tom Griffin 278, Brian Theriault Rockaway Foursome: Ed Hardy DeVries 235-605, Sandy Turner of “Big February” portion of the 2018 GoBowling! PBA Tour sched-
276-759, David Nash 269, PJ 278-689, Stuart Gomer 267-707, 222-605, Bette M. Simmons 220- ule that includes two major events concluding with live coverage on
Adams 268-731, Jen Drury 253-630, Jason Standtler 258-689, Lynne 532, Linda Barber 209. ESPN: the return of the PBA Tournament of Champions to long-
Donna Roatta 190-548, Dori Tingoli Coleman 236-668, Elyse Dickman time host AMF Riviera Lanes in Fairlawn, Ohio, Feb. 6-11, and the
178-482. 203-525, Sheryl Carfi 176. Barbasol PBA Players Championship at Wayne Webb’s Columbus
Bowl in Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 21-25. February’s ESPN schedule
will also include a special Super Bowl Sunday presentation, the CP3
Lodi Lanes PBA Celebrity Invitational, and the Mark Roth/Marshall Holman
PBA Doubles Championship that will be held in conjunction with
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Sean Mott 289-811 Miguel Garrido 268 SUCH A PRECIOUS ACCOMPLISHMENT?
FARMINGDALE, NY- Sean Mott FARMINGDALE, NY - Miguel As the Professional Bowlers title proved the first one wasn’t the PBA has awarded a grand
topped the scoring in the Monday Garrido rolled 268, Calvin Association prepares for its 60th just luck. total of 6,318 titles in regional
Night Fourplay League blasting Nottingham 257, Sal Yannacone anniversary season in 2018, it ● We didn’t ask them, but the competition. Scientifically
games of 289-256-266 for a high 255, and Nathaniel Fuller 247 in would be interesting to know 36 players who have won three speaking, that’s a lot of regional
series of 811. the Tuesday Early Birds League. exactly how many bowlers have PBA Tour titles would likely titles.
David Feldman rolled 210-268- Tris Stremmel 266 held PBA membership since its agree with the two-time win- PBA history is filled with
257-735, Robert Horvath 250, and FARMINGDALE, NY - Tris formation in 1958. But keeping ners. enlightening “firsts” and unusu-
Mickey Newbeck 248. Stremmel rolled 266, William track of information like that in ● So that begs the question, al feats. For example, did you
Kyle Durfee 299 Romanelli 247, and Nicholas Hom the pre-computer era of the ‘50s how precious do you think PBA know Roy Lown of Baltimore
FARMINGDALE, NY - Kyle 214 in the Sunday Adult/Junior was rather difficult, so accurate titles are to the 132 players who was not only the first left-hander
Durfee topped the scoring in the League. membership data from the early have won four or more titles? to win a PBA Tour title (his only
Friday Late Mixed League blast- Irwin Tarlow 259 years isn’t available. ● A lot of bowling experts Tour title), but he won it in the
ing games of 299-246 for a high An educated guess is more thought Earl Anthony’s record first televised PBA Tour finals,
series of 736. than 10,000 bowlers have been of 41 PBA Tour titles (later the 1961 PBA National
Tarlow shot 259, and Tom Gomez
Tony Cardi rolled 279, Will PBA members at one time or upgraded to 43 when his two Invitational in Paramus, N.J. It
203 in the Thursday Green Men
Ramos 258, Mike Agosta 257, and another. But what the PBA did USBC Masters titles were rec- wasn’t national television, but it
Jim Campitiello 255. track was many of its more ognized) was untouchable. So WAS televised.
Bill Parsley shot 223-222, Fred
Elmo Reavis 288-770 important statistics, like who do you think Walter Ray And that’s how legends and
Ruhe 221, and Peter Jiminez 221
FARMINGDALE, NY- Elmo in the Thursday AM Golfers won a title…or two…or 47, Williams Jr.’s record 47 titles legacies begin – with stats and
Reavis led the scoring in the Epic League. which gives perspective to that will ever be broken? figures and notes about unique
Edge Trios League blasting games 10,000-plus estimate. ● 100% of all PBA title win- accomplishments.
Joe Angelone 258 A quick trip through some of ners will tell you that you can’t As the PBA prepares to cele-
of 288-279 for a high series of FARMINGDALE, NY - Joe
770. the PBA title stats reveals some win a title simply “by luck,” brate its 60th anniversary, it
Angelone paced the scoring in the interesting trivia, such as: regardless of how many players remains true that every PBA
Paul Svenson shot 269-225-244- Tuesday Nite Owls League rolling
738, Buzz Goodman 269-247, ● As of September 1, 2017, were in the field or how many Tour title has been precious, the
a high game of 258. 345 different players had won at games you had to bowl. ultimate prize in a bowler’s life,
both Sunil Kochar and Anthony Mike Larberg shot 257, Lukas
D'Elia 268, and both Keith Kasper least one PBA Tour title. ● Beyond the PBA Tour, thou- and every title has a story
Zito 255, and Daniel Smith 251. ● Exactly 51 players have won sands of PBA members also behind it. In 2018, the PBA is
and Darren Barlow 267. In the Sunday Vacation League 10 or more titles. have participated in the PBA going to re-live a lot of those
Brian Beale 708 Bobby Bonnett rolled 236, Vinny ● Of the 345 individuals who Regional program since the precious memories through a
FARMINGDALE, NY - Brian Pimpinella 226, and both Andrew have won PBA Tour titles, 124 inaugural National Resident Pro special “60 Most Memorable
Beale led the scoring in the Gendjoian and Albert DiBernardo (35.9%) have won one title. Championship in 1969. Over the Moments in PBA History”
Thursday Goodtimers League 223. ● 54 players (15.6%) are in the years 573 different players have review. Watch for it.
rolling games of 223-266-219 for Brian Becktold 257 group of two-time title winners won at least one PBA Regional
a high series of 708, FARMINGDALE, NY Brian who invariably said the second title…and as of September 25,
Dale Alberino hit 247, Mike Becktold rolled 257, Devin
Walsh 237, and Steve Bove 234. Flowers 233, and Chris
Eric Vazquez 277 Cassonetto 226 in the Monday HS
Wednesday Party League Eric
Vazquez shot 277, Mike Marrazzo
Practice League.
Tom Romanelli 255 This Space 

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Michael Graston rolled 202, Mark
Ferrara 192, and Brett Markland
Bill Jones rolled 237, John
Boniello 227, and Joseph Catalano

189. 219 in the Saturday Island Trees
Michael Forman 268 League. Contact Ocean Trio Challenge
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Tim Lau 786 "21 and Over" Joe DiRe 299
FLUSHING, NY - Tim Lau topped the scoring in the Ted Guy Classic LODI, NJ - Felician "21 and over" ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY- Joe DiRe led the scoring in the
League firing games of 279-262-245 for a high series of 786. Program has enjoyed Fall bowl- Oceanside Knights of Columbus League blasting a high game of
Erin Flack shot 259-268-258-775, Mel Chandler 249-282-742, Al ing, every week, at Lodi Lanes. I 299.
Licciardello 235-224-245-704, Chris Illescas 235-226-258-719, and happened by one afternoon and Richard Butt hit 277-222-216-715, Paul Barbuzza 253, and Kevin
Lenny Nguyen 214-248-237-699. watched for a while and they Gracey 247.
seemed to really enjoy bowling so
Craig Bowden 741 I asked if they would send me Bob Moscowitz 297
FLUSHING, NY- Craig Bowden topped the scoring in the Midweek something I could use to credit ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - Bob Moscowitz topped the scoring in
Mixers League rolling games of 276-242-223 for a high series of 741. them for their spirit and effort.. the Wednesday AM Trios League blasting a high game of 297.
Chris Mayr hit 259-267-718, Mike Rosenberg 221-227-226-673, and They agree that their best bowler Ed Frontera rolled 246-259-237-742, Mel Brown 256-236, and
Pete Alvardao 262-256-656. is Romello who averages in the James Marino 238.
170's. His high score was a 205
Shawn Wyatt 724 game which included 5 strikes and
FLUSHING, NY - Shawn Wyatt led the scoring in the Ball and Chain
Joe LaSpina 275-723
in November he bowled a 173
League rolling games of 225-262-237 for a high series of 724. ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - Joe LaSpina led the scoring in the
with 1 strike and 8 spares.
Brian Walters rolled 214-248-258-720, Paul Baumann, Jr. 278-224- Tuesday Late Men’s League rolling games of 213-235-275 for a high
Second best is Dominique bowl-
214-716, Twone Williams 254-232-215-701, and Dylan Bustillo 216- series of 723.
ing a 167 that included 4 strikes
241-243-700. Andrew Larsen shot 267, Matthew Meaney 264, Joe Ewald 262, and
and that was his best game for the
In the Early Birds Mixed League Dollar Bill Gantt rolled 238 Kingsley John Genna, Jr. 257.
season. Garrett is on a Special
Nwoke 232, Daryl Blankenship 227 and. Ashley Richards 226. Olympic team. His best game was
154 with 4 strikes.
John Genna 279
Dennis Fung 702 Also deserving mention of this ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY- John Genna rolled 279, Keith
FLUSHING, NY - Dennis Fung led the scoring in the Pin Pals League special group is Ciaraydah, an Massimillo 259, and Thomas Winchell 231-231 in the Sunday
rolling games of 228-233-241 for a high series of 702. inspiration to the bowlers with a Adult/Child League.
George Pirpinais shot 243-210-652, Steve Cheng 205-236-623, and consistent 120 or so game and her Tirsh Lugo shot 196, Dottie Maffucci and Linda Walsh 187, and
Steve Bates 213. best score was 131 with 3 strikes Marie DePalma 186 in the Monday Ladies Classic League.
in November.
Steve Novak, Sr. 279
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Bowler rolling a high of 106 with ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY- Steve Novak, Sr rolled 279, John

2 spares and 1 strike this fall.
Nicole bowls once a week with an
ECLC team. Her best game so far
LaBau 270, Daniel McNeill 258, and David Ciofalo 257 in the
Friday Night Mixed League.

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 greatly over the season. He ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - Richard Russo led the scoring in the
Home of many Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Leagues moved up a from a low of 50 to a Wednesday Night Mixed League rolling games of 268-247 for a high
70's average , bowling a strike in series of 710.
Excellent Junior Program and Adult-Junior Leagues his last game. Maria Price rolled 268, Les Forrai 266, Don Railey 264, and Mario
Ciara usually bowls in the high Parano 263.
&RPHVHHRXUVSHFLDOV 90'sand she has best game of 148 Adrienne Lupo rolled 183, Laurie Bettineschi 179, and Allison Vogt
with 3 strikes and 3 spares.,
169 in the Tuesday Koffee Kats League.
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Andre is the groups most
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY- George Fields rolled 259, Joe DiRe
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246,and William Tyson 240 in the Thursday Senior Birds League.
In the Sunday Adult/Child League Quentin Jones rolled 197-173,
November with a strike.
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and Morgan Winchello 177.
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Robert Gallego 245
 and watch their bowling spirit for
a while. ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY- Robert Gallego rolled 245, Amanda
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Jeremy Ramirez 256-701 at Lodi Lanes Mike Valanzano, Brian Larson Tops in
LODI, NY - Jeremy Ramirez led the scoring in the Ds Team Preps 17-
18 League rolling a high game of 256 and a high series of 701.
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Jake Nappi shot 248, Marissa Cosentini 244, Hassan Izzard 237, and
Amanda Madera 225. Yo u r HOWELL, NJ – NJ-Mike Valanzano led all bowlers in Hankel Classic
League at Howell Lanes with a 741 series; however, another talent.
Standings as of now are: Team Ramirez, Team Perry, Team
Cosentini, Team Madara, Team Fuscarino, Team Deliantis, Team Fa m i l y Brian Larson prevailed as Bowler-of-the Month (75 BOTM points).
Max Stalter led all bowlers with 40 BOTM points for the this session,

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Nappi. and James Rogers totaled 33 BOTM points each with identical high
In the Ds Bantams League Dylan Matawa had a high game of 155. games 279 and identical 724 series. Stalter’s series was 108 pins over
Standings as of now are: Team Lieberman, Team Matawa, Team average (POA) while Jared Brown of Anka Joe tossed a 696 for 102
Soriano, Team Juliana. POA. Leslie Bohn rolled 221-605 for top women’s scores

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