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Vol. 71 No. 26 September 1 - 7, 2010 50 cents

Mike Henry Tops PBA Senior Lake County Indiana Open
By Bill Vint HAMMOND, Ind .– Mike eagle on the front of his Henry of Brunswick, Ohio, motorhome so everyone could ended a 10-year quest for his see it while he drives down the first Professional Bowlers highway to the Senior Tour’s Association Senior Tour title next stop. when he won the PBA Senior Kauble advanced to the Lake County Indiana Open at championship match by defeatOlympia Lanes, defeating Tim ing Ron Profitt of Brookville, Kauble of Marion, Ohio, 247Ohio, 233-211, while Henry 166, in the title match. was eliminating Williams, in Henry, at age 62, upset three his rookie year on the PBA consecutive favored players. Senior Tour, in the other semiKauble was the title-match final round match, 235-192. favorite after winning the PBA Henry’s upset victory also Golden Anniversary Senior played a key role in the PBA Championship at Olympia Senior Player of the Year points Lanes two years earlier. In the race, stalling Webb’s hopes of semifinal round, Henry upset virtually locking up the PBA 47-time PBA Tour champion Senior Player of the Year title, and PBA Hall of Famer Walter and he prevented Williams Ray Williams Jr. of Ocala, Fla., from gaining meaningful 235-192. In the match before ground on Webb in the points that, he had eliminated another race. PBA Hall of Famer, Wayne Webb failed to add to his Webb of Columbus, Ohio. points total when he was elimiMike Henry “It has been a lot of hard work nated in his best-of-three-game and it paid off,” said Henry, who had previously fin- match against Henry, 2-0. Webb remained the leader ished second twice in PBA Senior tour events. “There with 48 points while Williams earned four points for were 117 great bowlers to start this tournament, but to finishing third to move into a tie for second place beat Wayne Webb and Walter Ray? I wouldn’t trade with Mark Williams (no relation) of Beaumont, this for anything.” Texas, both with 32. The top four finishers in each “Mike made the lanes look easy, but they were PBA Senior Tour event earn 16, 8, 4 and 2 Player of tough,” Kauble said. “If they had been easy, there the Year points, respectively. would have been more left-handers in the hunt and “I hate to lose, but I hate it even more when it’s my there weren’t.” own fault,” Webb said. “Mike bowled a good match, Henry won a large eagle trophy along with an but I made some bad shots. Oh, well. It’s not the first $8,000 prize and said he was going to mount the time and it won’t be the last.”

Pete Neal 299-802-1028 At Parkway Lanes
ELMWOOD PARK, NJ – Pete Neal topped the scoring in the Fred Gowe Summer Doubles League at Parkway Lanes blasting a high game of 299 and high series of 802-1028. Vic Padilla hit 856, Ed Elliot 949, Vin Turano 918, Dominick capozzoli 911, Brett Contreras 901, Jip Winfrey 897, Rich Selitto 894, Jim Ross 874, and Vin Vidovic 860.

Rich Funk III Rolled 300 At Majestic Lanes
HOPELAWN, NJ – Rich Funk III blasted twelve in a row for a 300 game in while bowling in the 400 Handicap League at Majestic Lanes. Tommy Martino earned high series honors when he shot 258247-235-917, Nelson Alves hit 233-237-237-892, Jason Paro 228241-887, Anthony Martino 240225-202-215-882, Walt Kronert 205-264-217-878, Brian Hawkins 210-224-255-874, Lisa Palazzoal 222-232-214-204-872, and Amanda Hermann 203-220-219832.

Joe Parisi 300 at Plaza Lanes
MADISON, NJ – Joe Parisi blasted perfection with a 300 game and finished the session with a 761 series while contesting in the Thursday Adult/Junior League at Plaza Lanes

Frank Fiscello Hit 300 At Hanover Lanes
EAST HANOVER, NJ -Frank Fiscello blasted a 300 game on his way to a 739 series while rolling in the West Morris Thursday Night Men's League at Hanover Lanes. Mike Diamond shot a 235 triplet for a 705 series. Paul Douvas hit 706, and Mark Gorgodian tallied a 700 set.

Ed Hayes, Jr. Rolled 299 At Majestic Lanes
HOPELAWN, NJ – Ed Hayes, Jr. led the scoring in the Raritan Bay Men’s League at Majestic Lanes firing games of 217 and 205 around a near perfect 299 for a session high series of 721. Gabe Ferrari shot 203-2252-246701, Ted Lapka 264-237-689, Lee Kay 207-246-219-672, Steve A. Venito 234-213-219-666, Joey Weisensetin 200-242-211-653, Diana Ragusa 258-258-206-650,

Joe Muscat’s First LIGBT Title
BABYLON, NY: Joe Muscat of Melville, NY won the $500 top prize and his first Long Island Generations Bowlers Tour (LIGBT) champion’s trophy. Finishing second was Anthony Distinti of Commack, NY who earned $300 as the LIGBT ran its first of two added summer events and a great crowd of 78 bowlers competed for over $6,000. The lane pattern for the Babylon tournament, for handicap bowlers, was Kegel’s Broadway Pattern. Twenty bowlers (better than 1 in 4) advanced to the finals with cut scores of 678 in the first squad and 667 in the second squad. All bowlers advancing to the finals were guaranteed $90 which was 30% more than their entry fee. The handicap shootout was extremely exciting as Joe Muscat needed a mark in the tenth to win the title. Joe bowled a 256 (194 scratch) to defeat Anthony Distinti by just 4 pins. Anthony rolled a 252 (202 scratch). There was a third bowler in the shootout but they were disqualified when their average was verified and it proved to be erroneous.

Vic Padilla Posted a 300 At Parkway Lanes
ELMWOOD PARK, NJ – Vic Padilla led game and series scoring in the Fred Gowe Summer Doubles League at Parkway Lanes firing perfect with a 300 game between games of 256 and 277 then added a 256 for the high series of 1102. Dominick Capozzoli was near perfect with a 299 game finishing with an 1006 set. Vin Vidovic shot 290-1038 followec by Steve Tripp tossing 1005, Frank Tafaro 980, Mike Barone 948, Bill Manghisi 9476, Vin Turano 944, Lynn Tolbert 935, Scott Koening 932, Rich Sellitto 909, John Soares 989, and Jip Winfrey 890.

Joe Muscat and Anthony Distinti



September 1 - 7, 2010

J o a n Ta y l o r ’ s Te n P i n R a p . . . .

The tenth Annual Pro Image Bowling Camp staff: Al Jones, Fred Borden, Jeri Edwards, Walter Ray Williams III, and KenYokobosky. Despite two days on and off the lanes, and some sore muscles, the enthusiasm was still there on Day Three of Bowling Boot Camp. The highlight of the day was the arrival of the reigning world’s best bowler, Walter Ray Williams, Jr. He spoke to the students about some humorous and not-so-funny experiences on the Professional Bowlers’ Tour over the past 27 years. He has nearly as many second place finishes as his 47 titles. But he reflected on that, saying “I’ve discovered that it’s okay to lose.” After lunch, Walter Ray stepped up on each lane and spoke with the campers, threw mostly strikes, gave autographs, and coached. After an elimination process of each camper picking off a corner pin from a full rack of pins, the last man standing was Ty Aquiliano, Hopatcong, a 17-year-old who has only been bowling for a year and a half. Ken Yokobosky set up a mock televised match with lighting, and fans surrounding the tournament lanes. He provided commentary throughout and interviewed both bowlers during the competition. Ty picked Al Jones to be his in-tournament coach and it was game on. When it was over, Williams posted 269 to Ty’s 189. He was awarded a free campership for next year, valued at more than $600. “I would have paid and gone anyway,” a delighted Aquiliano said. The Sparta High School senior already averages 192 and said “I owe it all to Al Jones. He built me from the ground up.” The camp improved Ty’s approach, hand placement, and he learned much more about the surface of bowling balls. While the entire three days can’t be put into a short column, there were highlights. Fred Borden, the head coach of Bowling Boot Camp, said that bowlers should have a plan, and then revisit it every three weeks. Go back to a coach for private sessions every six weeks. The four integral parts of bowling are the delivery, the lane, ball (especially the cover stock) and the brain.

Ty Aquiliano and Walter Ray Williams III This being the tenth camp at Rockaway Lanes, I asked Rich Mark, owner-proprietor, why he would give his center up for those three days year after year. “I want to create an awareness about the sport of bowling,” he said,” and this is one of many ways to do it. Teaching the sport is something that will grow it. I’ve always done things even if they cost money purely to expose bowling. For the students, the camp reinforces bowling as a lifetime sport.” I thought about the $615 fee, and by breaking it down per bowler per hour per coach, the camp was truly a bargain. For about $25 per hour the 48 students received classroom instruction, on-lane instruction from a host of world-class certified coaches, and resources to reinforce all they learned. They got to meet the Big Pro one-on-one, and formed new friendships with each other and with their coaches. You can’t really put a price on that.

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Are pro bowlers athletes? You have heard that question before, and you will hear it again and again. Of course they are. Dictionaries inform us that an athlete is one who contends for a prize. The word books also define an athlete as anyone trained or fit to contend in exercises requiring physical agility, stamina, and often strength. The pro bowler, male or female, fits, with the possible exception of strength. Though strength is helpful, it isn't vital because the type necessary in bowling is not the brute strength so needed in the heavy contact sports. In bowling, timing, coordination, and a delicate touch add up to a high degree of finesse needed to go along with selected force to score consistently. Top bowling takes rhythm, balance, and skilled muscular effort. The muscles must be supple and toned, in shape, strong, but not necessarily rock hard. A pro bowler must be competitive. He pays to play, unlike other sport players who are paid to play. The bowler's pay is what he wins, and he cashes only with superior performances. Dedication is a must for any athlete. A star bowler must spend long hours for many years building, perfecting and maintaining skills. There is a growing school of thought that today's bowling equipment might be better than the players and this cuts down on the time needed to get to the top. True or not, too many times a pro bowler is classed with the average fun and recreation bowler. That's akin to equating a touch football game at a picnic with the Super Bowl. Former PBA tour tournament director Harry Golden always pointed out how much time and physical effort a pro had to exert, and all-time great Carmen Salvino explained how many great athletes from other sports had trouble keeping up in bowling. One of the keen students of the sport, Hall of famer Johnny Petraglia weighs in, "If a kid pitches a shutout in Little League for six innings everybody considers him a great athlete. A typical game takes two hours so the kid is on the mound about an hour, gets a break every 10 minutes or so, and you can even call timeouts.” "That same kid could bowl in Junior Bowlers Tour events. He

gets on the lanes at 1 p.m., rolls qualifying, then might advance to the semi finals and then the stepladder finals. By the time he's finished it could be 9 p.m. He bowls on changing lanes, and generally is out there by himself for eight solid hours. At the end of the tournament the winner has gone through a real workout, yet nobody looks at him as a great athlete. This could be the same kid who pitched the shutout." There is a question as to which was the more demanding test. Top ranked bowlers roll more games in a week than the average bowler rolls in a year. They probably spend more time in actual competition than any other sports performer. Pro bowlers are often on the lanes more than seven hours and the total time involved, back and forth between squads, preparation (checking and drilling or changing balls, practicing, etc.) can more often than not add up to 12 hours in a single day. There is little relaxing, at any stage. Each and every roll of the ball counts in qualifying and match play. A must is the ability to concentrate under constant pressure, on TV, and in a sport where you're always in a crowd, yet always all alone. Spectators are only a few feet away from competing bowlers, but it is still you and only you against the lane conditions and the pins. Elite bowlers must learn about equipment, lane surfaces, lane finishes, lanes dressings, and other variables, each worthy of deep study and plenty of homework. The sport looks simple. It is, simple to play, difficult to master, impossible to conquer. Each higher average plateau is a new challenge, and the pro side is the highest peak. There are millions upon millions of bowlers. Few are high on the average list and those good enough to make a living at the sport can be counted in the hundreds. Is a bowler an athlete? Add up the definite skills and knowledge, physical and mental, needed for success at the higher and pro levels, and top bowlers must be ranked as outstanding athletes. And bowling must heed the words of Petraglia, "It's got to be brought out to the rest of the world that a bowler is an athlete, whether people believe it or not. The industry has got to help get that message across."

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September 1 - 7, 2010

Union County NJ USBC Supports Veterans Home

Sam Passaro Top Youth at North Arlington
North Arlington, NJ 07/16/10 – Thirteen-year-old Sam Passaro scored his second-best threesome of the season to pace Saute’ Two to a sweep of the Absentees in North Arlington’s Friday evening Adult-Youth Doubles. The Bacon Boys shocked league-leading Bosch Beastin, 5-2, despite junior Bryan Valentin’s 232 opener. The Bowling Bombers turned the tables on Boom Boom Pow, taking two of three in a position encounter to move back into a third place tie with them. Atop the youth leader-board were Sam Passaro +18, Bryan Valentin +52 and Danny Bivin +1. Best from their adult counterparts came from Vin Albrecht 268-654 and Tom Bivin 190.

Marsha Lasko, center, Asst. Supervisor of Recreation, Veterans Memorial Home, Menlo Park, NJ, accepts a donation from the Union County United States Bowling Congress Bowling Association (UCUSBCBA) in the amount of $4,900.00. Presenting the checks are Frank A Specht, right, President of the UCUSBCBA and Rodney Godfrey 2nd Vice President. The UCNJUSBC annually collects donations from the league bowlers. Special recognition goes to Chuck and John Fatigati, proprietors of Jersey Lanes in Linden, NJ. They have been matching funds collected from the bowlers of their bowling center for several years. This year’s donation was $1,451.00. Missing from photo was Christine McNulty, Supervisor of Recreation.

Bowling Proprietors' Association of America Finalizes An Exclusive Arrangement For Premier Women's Event
ARLINGTON, Texas, August 24, 2010 - The Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA) has inked a deal to have Turbo Bowling Accessories become a promotional sponsor of the prestigious Bowling's 2011 U.S. Women's Open. As part of the agreement, Turbo captures product line exclusivity to all marketing aspects of the historic event and the qualifiers leading up to the finals. The 2011 U.S. Women's Open is open to all female youth and adult bowlers in the United States and their international counterparts. The June 30, 2011 finals will be hosted on-site at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas (home of Super Bowl XLV). The event, scheduled to air on ESPN, is expected to draw one of the largest live viewing audiences in the history of the sport. Turbo, a leading manufacturer of bowling insert products and accessories, plans to use the partnership to further expand recognition in women's sports. "As a female executive of the bowling industry, it is my privilege and honor to be able to lend our support and sponsorship to this prestigious event," said Lori Tessmar, president of Turbo Bowling Accessories. "We commend the BPAA and Ebonite International for stepping up and offering this tremendous opportunity to showcase women's bowling." Bowling continues to be the largest participation sport in the U.S. as annually, more than 71 million consumers take to the lanes. Now women represent 49% of all bowlers and their involvement has grown the last four years with a 1.5% increase in the past 12months. "We are proud to have Turbo aligned with the 2011 Bowling's U.S. Women's Open and all marketing associated with this once-in-a lifetime event," said Steve Johnson, executive director of the BPAA. "As a progressive leader in our industry, Turbo recognizes the surging popularity of bowling among women and the heightened consumer demand to watch and attend bowling events."

September 1 - 7, 2010

high series of 744. Oren Warter hit 256-737 followed by Giles Ward rolling 257722, Anthony Parisi 255-708, and Tony Ferlise with 267-681.


Scott West 744
MADISON, NJ – Scott West topped the scoring in the Wednesday Trio League at Plaza Lanes by firing a 254 game for a

Rich Galante 662
MADISON, NJ – Rich Galante took the spotlight tossing a 235 game in a 662series followed by Tom HiIler with 226, Jim Matunas 247, and Tony Ferlise and Ben Geffken each posting a 593 set while contesting in the Tuesday Doubles League.





September 1 - 7, 2010

Walter Ray Williams Jr. Horseshoe Update
Walter Ray Williams Jr. isn’t playing horseshoes at the same level he was when he won six World Horseshoe Pitching Association championships, but a champion always seems to show his stripes. The reigning PBA Player of the Year finished a disappointing 11th in the 2010 World Horseshoe Pitching Championships in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Aug. 6, posting a 9-10 “match” record. But in the process, he handed horseshoe superstar Alan Francis of Defiance, Ohio, his only loss of the competition – a 41-36 decision that forced Francis into a playoff with Vermont’s Brian Simmons for the title. Francis won the playoff, 40-12, for his eighth consecutive world title and his 16th overall. “Alan had about his worst game in five years against me with an unbelievable amount of bad luck, kind of like someone getting pocket splits and taps as he had about nine ringers bounce off of the stake,” Williams said. “I pitched a decent game against him, but still quite a bit less than what I am capable of. I basically pitched the worst I have ever pitched at the world tournament having two of the worst games I have pitched since I was 10 years old.”

Keith Urquhart 744 at Stelton Lanes
PUSCATAWAY, NJ – Keith Urquhart led the scoring in the Wednesday Doubles League at Stelton Lanes firing games of 259-242-243 for a high series of 744. Joe Obst shot 246-238-228-712, Rob Lawless 209-276-244-709, Joe Grillo 267-225-210-702, and Nichole Toto 226-232-237-695.

September 1 - 7, 2010



PBA Accepting Meritorious Service Nominations for Hall of Fame
SEATTLE, Wash.– The Professional Bowlers Association is accepting nominations for meritorious service candidates for election into the PBA Hall of Fame in 2011. To be considered for the meritorious service section, individuals must have demonstrated service, devotion, ideas, ideals and contributions above and beyond the ordinary to the sport of professional bowling outside the framework of competitive bowling. Those submitting nominations for the meritorious service section are asked to include as much documentation and background information as possible. Deadline for submission of nominees is Sept. 7 and may be sent with supporting documentation to Corey Kistner via e-mail to<> or by regular mail, PBA Hall of Fame Meritorious Service, c/o Professional Bowlers Association, 719 2nd Avenue, Suite 701 Seattle, WA 98104.

Pat Crocitto, Danny Bivin Pace North Arlington Juniors
NORTH ARLINGTON, NJ 07/23/10 – In North Arlington’s Friday Adult-Youth Doubles, Pat Crocitto and Danny Bivin shared Youth Bowler of the Week recognition. Pat posted a +35 and an opening game 181 in leading the Bowling Bombers past Saute’ Two and undisputed possession of third place. Danny had a +27 in a strong finish, keeping his Bacon Boys in control of second place as they outscored Boom Boom Pow, 836-789. Meanwhile, powerhouse Bosch Beastin reduced its magic number to six with four weeks left, taking two of three from the Absentees; junior Bryan Valentin’s slightly older 18-year-old partner continued Bosch Beastin’s dominance with 246-665, raising his average to an awesome 217.


Brian Hawkins 973
HOPELAWN, NJ – Brian Hawkins led the scoring in the Handicap Doubles League firing games of 235-235-256-247 for a high series of 973. Tommy Martino shot 232-237-239-210917, Matt O’Grady 224-255-862, Ed Hayes, Jr. 223-268-834, Steve Bonner 206-222224-821, Lisa Palazzola 224-778, and Dawn Derasani 201-746. In the Mon. NIte Bud Open League Jack Fernicola shot 224-205-603, Lonnie Levy 236, Peter Ortiz 242, and JeN Daunno 205.

September 1 - 7, 2010

Lee Kay 667
HOPELAWN, NJ – Lee Kay led the scoring in the Guys and Dolls League firing games of 218-215-234 for a high series of 667. Steve Venito shot 234-234-656, Lauro Perez 205-236-201-642, Rocco Fortunato 222-226-635, and Elio Carrasoc 237-604. Wayne Bebert shot 229-601 in the Junior HavABall League.

Lauro Perez 656

Nelson Alves 948

HOPELAWN, NJ – Nelson Alves topped the game and series scoring in the Handicap Doubles League at Majestic Lanes firing games of 201-270-254-223 for a high series of 948. Walt Kronert shot 214-217-237-257-925, Tommy Martino 226-255-226-202-909, Rocco Fortunato 2545-221-224-895, Thomas Ortiz 224-235-205-852, Jason Paro 217-247-222-841, Steve Bonner 233-213215-837, Paul Stolp 211-247-833, Dawn Cerasini 203-213-204-819, Lisa Palazzola 205-201-211-794, and Jaime Mugnone 209220-789.

HOPELAWN, NJ – Lauro Perez paced the scoring in the Guys and Dolls League firing games of 211-204-241 for a high series of 656. Steve Venito shot 220-217-190-627, Elio Carrasco 206-203-600, Micahel Acevedo 224, Carole Lopez 233, Bobby Sarvida 219, Mike Dellamanna 212, Rocco Fortunao 207, Kyle Jannuzzi 202, and Mike Kelly 188. In the Junior HavABall League Jason Ciszewski shot 182, Heather Medoro 149, Brenden Barrese 122, and Andrew Shaw 130. Bill Bailey rolled 198-178-180-556, John Kertesz 150-179-142, Tom McQueary 150165-111, and John Gonczi 129 in the Performance Ball Trios League.

HELSINKI, Finland - Junior Team USA's Andrew Koff won the gold medal in boys all-events and helped lead the Americans into the team semifinals at the 2010 World Tenpin Bowling Association World Youth Championships. Koff became the first United States bowler to win the all-events in the history of the World Youth Championships, finishing with an 18-game total of 4,036, an average of 224.2, at Tali Bowl. His strong performance also helped the U.S. into the team semifinals in fourth position after six games of qualifying. Koff led the Americans with 1,335 and was followed by Jake Peters (1,273), Devin Bidwell (1,207) and Craig Hanson (1,117). The United States boys settled for the silver medal in team event after a high-scoring battle with Korea a the 2010 World Tenpin Bowling Association World Youth Championships. Junior Team USA fired a game of 860 in the gold-medal match, but it wasn't enough as the Koreans got ahead and never relinquished the lead in shooting 892 at Tali Bowl. The Korean girls also won the team gold medal. Craig Hanson led a balanced effort from the Americans with a 226 game and was followed by Jake Peters (222), Devin Bidwell (211) and all-events gold medalist Andrew Koff (201). The Koreans were led by JuYoung Kim with 237, while Hae-Sol Hong shot 235, Jong-Woo Park had 221 and Seung-Hyeon Shin had 199. "There's a little disappointment, but you can never be unhappy when you bowl well, and all four guys bowled really well today," Peters said. "We feel we bowled the best we could, and they bowled better. You can't do anything about that." In the semifinals, the United States took down top seed Estonia with ease, 942-786. Peters led the high-scoring effort with a 279 game. Bidwell shot 227, Koff had 220 and Hanson fired 216. Korea knocked out Australia in the other semifinal, 812-755. Korea's girls team won the title with an 839-785 victory over Korea. The Koreans advanced to the gold-medal match by ousting England, 816-756, while Singapore topped Malaysia, 860-769. In Masters match play action, which began after the team semifinals and finals Saturday afternoon, the United States' four players were eliminated prior to the medal rounds. Koff advanced to the quarterfinals, but fell to Ju-Young, 3-2, in the best-of-five games format. After taking a 2-1 lead, Koff dropped the final two games 219-210 and 221-196. Junior Team USA's Jenn Boisselle also made it to the quarterfinals, where she lost to Korea's Moon-Jeong Kim, 3-1. Boisselle took the first game 242-224 but then lost 176-141, 234-225 and 243-192. In the Round of 16, Koff defeated England's Richard Teece, 3-1, while Peters fell to Finland's Samu Valaranta, 3-1. Christine Bator lost to Moon-Jeong, 3-2, while Boisselle defeated Hayley White of England, 3-2.

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