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England’s Dom Barrett Wins DHC PBA Japan Invitational John Jay Lindo 300 at Jib Lanes
FLUSHING, NY - John Jay Lindo 930, Jimmy Vega, Jr. 246-223-
British star wins sixth title in opening event of 2018 Go Bowling! PBA Tour season blasted a 300 game in the PBC 844, Archie Nabas 233-233-835,
TOKYO, Japan – Amleto (Monacelli) beat me, Winter League at Jib Lanes. and Randy Reyes 203-211-223-
England’s Dom Barrett so it was great to have anoth- Randy Cruz shot 269-233-237- 804.
defeated Kyle Troup of er go at it.”
Taylorsville, N.C., 267- Barrett, who earned 5 mil- Shawn Berkowsky Slammed 300
204, to win the DHC PBA lion Japanese yen (roughly
Japan Invitational, the $46,000 US dollars), jumped At Maple Lanes RVC
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - series of 751.
first tournament of the into the tournament lead with
Shaun Berkowsky earned top hon- Bob Thorne shot 289-214, Abby
2018 Go Bowling! PBA a strong opening eight-game
ors in the Monday 4-Man Classic Pezzella 288, Nicholaus Filosa
Tour season, at Tokyo match play round. Troup,
League at Maple Lanes RVC fir- 279-257-731, John Boock 277,
Port Bowl. trying for his third PBA Tour
ing gams of 300-237 for a high and Joseph DiRe 269.
For Barrett, the title title, overtook Barrett in the
was the sixth of his second round of match play, Joe Scianna Blasted 300-794
Professional Bowlers but Barrett defeated Troup in
Association career and the final position round At Coram Country Lanes
came on the heels of a match to regain the top berth CORAM, NY- Joe Scianna earned Jason Faut rolled 299-749,
less-than-memorable start for the stepladder finals top honors in the Thursday High Anthony Reese 298, John Horton
to his 2018 season while where he ran away from the Rollers League blasting a high 278, Andrew D'Angelo 277, and
competing in non-PBA American two-handed play- game of 300 and a high series of Stephen Bennett 275.
events in Europe. er. 794.
“I just finished bowling Qualifying leader Anthony Jason Gomez 300 at Majestic Lanes
in Sweden and Finland,” PBA photo Simonsen of Austin, Texas, HOPELAWN, NJ - Jason Gomez 285-830, Pete Tirado 268-220-
he said. “I physically felt Champion Dom Barrett started the stepladder finals blasted a 300 game along with 279-767, Mark Toth 253-255-248-
good but I didn’t get anywhere, so I was looking for- with a 248-244 win over Marshall Kent of Yakima, 224-243 for a 767 series in the 756, Rich Nicholls 207-290-754,
ward to this week. Japan is very special. You have to Wash. He then eliminated Japanese star Shota Raritan Bay Men’s League at John Flypczuk 277-209-263-749,
qualify to be here and there is a lot of history with this Kawazoe, 278-257, before losing to Troup in the Majestic Lanes. and Joe Plescia 229-225-254-708.
event. I led it two years ago and (PBA Hall of Famer) semifinal match, 227-180. Steve Venito, Jr. rolled 288-257-
PBA Hall of Famer Norm Duke Helps Host Chris Paul Win
His Fourth State Farm® CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational Doubles Title
Houston Rockets star wins second consecutive title in multi-event extravaganza benefitting Paul’s CP3 Family Foundation
THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- With the help of PBA Hall O’Neill/Betts team to overcome. In the ninth frame, Paul
of Famer Norm Duke, Houston Rockets All-Star guard sewed up the win by picking up the challenging 4-5 split in
Chris Paul won his second consecutive and fourth overall front of an enthusiastic sold out crowd at Bowlero The
doubles title in the State Farm® CP3 PBA Celebrity Woodlands.
Invitational presented by GoBowling! in a special televised “I’ve been blessed to have some great partners over the
on ESPN from Bowlero The Woodlands in the suburban years and Norm certainly showed why he’s a Hall of
Houston. Famer,” said Paul, who won last year’s event with PBA
In the featured event of the ninth annual invitational event Hall of Famer Chris Barnes. “It was up to me to stay there
involving PBA stars and celebrity bowlers benefitting with him and keep the momentum going. Bowling’s like
Paul’s CP3 Family Foundation, Paul teamed with Duke for every other sport where, when you get that momentum
an error-free, 10 strike performance in the alternate-frame early, you want to keep it. If you do, good things are going
doubles format championship match to beat eight-time PBA to happen.”
Tour titlist Bill O’Neill and Boston Red Sox All-Star out- Paul also won doubles titles back-to-back in 2010 and 2011
fielder Mookie Betts, 259-226, in the title match. with four-time PBA Player of the Year Jason Belmonte. For
Paul and Duke combined for the first six strikes in the Duke, it was his first CP3 Celebrity Invitational win.
match which ultimately proved too much for the PBA photo
Norm Duke, STE President John Harbuck and Chris Paul See CP3 page 2
2 SPORTS REPORTER February 14 - 20, 2018

Tom Martino to receive BPAA Victor Lerner Memorial Medal CP3


ARLINGTON, Texas – The Bowling Proprietors' Award, named after BPAA's long-time chief execu- Continued from Page 1
Association of America (BPAA) is proud to announce tive officer, "Chief" Wapensky. Mr. Blough is being “Going into the finals I felt like we were the underdogs,” said Duke.
the recipients of the 2018 Bowling Industry Service recognized for his 50 years of passion and enthusi- “Mookie is a talented player and Bill is one of the best in the land
Awards, some of the most prestigious awards pre- asm for the sport of bowling. He currently serves as right now so we knew we were going to have our work cut out for us.
sented by the bowling industry. the President of the BPA of Pennsylvania, is a mem- “We got through the semifinal match in good shape but right before
Tom Martino (Majestic Lanes, Hopelawn, New ber of the BPAA Board of Directors, as well as the practice for the title match Chris was kind of lost and asked me ‘What
Jersey) has been selected as the 2018 BPAA Hall of Multi Unit Bowling Information Group (MUBIG). should I do?’ Chris is a guy who likes to play the inside part of the
Fame Inductee and recipient of the Victor Lerner Shannon O’Keefe (O’Fallon, Illinois) was select- lane and hook the ball, but I suggested he try playing outside where
Memorial Medal. The Lerner Medal is the highest ed to receive the Dick Weber Bowling Ambassador I was playing and, sure enough, he made it work. We just started
honor awarded by the BPAA and recognizes an indi- Award, named after the legendary bowling icon, rec- striking and we were on our way.
vidual for a lifetime of service to the bowling indus- ognizing her passion for the game and sport of bowl- “I don’t want to understate how big that 4-5 split conversion was,”
try and represents the recipient's induction into ing, both on and off the lanes. Duke added. “At that point the match still could have gone either way
BPAA's Hall of Fame, located at the International Jack McCarthy (Fern Valley Strike & Spare, if he had missed it, but that was a great shot.”
In the five-frame semifinal matches, the Duke/Paul team beat 2016
Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame in Arlington, Louisville, Kentucky) will be recognized with the
PBA Player of the Year EJ Tackett and Paul’s Rockets teammate,
Texas. Special Project award for his efforts in reviving the
James Harden, 109-90, and the Betts/O’Neill team beat the 2016 win-
Mr. Martino entered the bowling industry more “Pin Car” which is in production and set to debut at
ners, newly-elected Pro Football Hall of Famer Terrell Owens and
than 40 years ago and served not only at the state International Bowl Expo 2018.
PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber, 130-73, to advance to the final
level but on national committees as well. He served Keith Hamilton (Chicago) receives the 2018 match.
as treasurer of the Bowling Proprietors’ Association Media Award. A member of the Luby Publishing The telecast also featured a one-game Baker format team match
of America (BPAA) for six years and as president team for more than 30 years, he currently is president with two-time PBA Tour winner DJ Archer of Houston, Paul, Harden,
from 2014-2016. He currently is chairman of Strike of Luby Publishing as well as an award-winning jour- fellow Texan Dino Castillo and Rockets forward Trevor Ariza mak-
Ten Entertainment. nalist. ing up the Houston Strong team against 12-time Tour winner Sean
Diane Voight (Community Bowling Centers, Nancy Schenk, BPAA President and Awards Rash, Betts, Owens and 2017 Teen Masters representatives Hannah
Livonia, Michigan) will be recognized with the Committee Chairman, stated, "Again this year, the Diem of Seminole, Fla., and Logan Harvey of Titusville, Fla., mak-
President’s Medal for her many contributions and committee had many conversations to select individ- ing up the Bowlero All-Stars team. The Bowlero All-Stars overcame
years of service to the BPAA, not only as an At-Large uals in our industry that lead with humble service and an open in the second frame to soundly defeat a struggling Houston
Director on the BPAA Board of Directors but also as passionate dedication, and we congratulate and thank Strong team, 215-158.
past Chairman of the Executive Evaluation all our award winners for their countless contribu- In the third event of the telecast all of the participating celebrities,
Committee and current member of the Nominating tions to our industry." including actor/comedian Oscar Nunez and Rockets guard Bobby
Committee. The President’s Medal is given to an The Bowling Industry Service Awards will be pre- Brown, took part in the Go Bowling! Celebrity Super Clash sudden-
individual judged to have given exceptional support sented at the Annual Awards Luncheon, Tuesday, death shoot out where the low score in each frame was eliminated. It
and/or made significant contributions to the associa- June 19, 2018, during International Bowl Expo 2018 came down to a dual against Owens and Ariza in the eighth frame
tion in the eyes of the current BPAA president. at Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. The Lerner Memorial with Owens striking to win against Ariza’s eight count.
Albert Blough (CHB Sports, Reading, Medal presentation will take place during the general The Chris Paul Family Foundation strives to positively impact indi-
Pennsylvania) receives the coveted V.A. Wapensky session on Wednesday morning. viduals and families by providing resources that enrich and strength-
en healthy development of strong communities.
PBA’s February schedule of live ESPN telecasts continues with live

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Contributing Writers topped the scoring in the DS Team
Joan Taylor Pat McDonough Preps League firing a high game Diana Walters 276
of 269 and a high series of 706. CORAM, NY- Diana Walters blasted a high game of 276 in the Monday
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CORAM, NY - Domingo Vega topped the scoring in the Friday Night
Mixed League blasting a high game of 269 and a high series of 711.
Jay Schmidt hit 257, Steve Tisman 246, Billy Harrell 244, and
Margaret Finne 232.
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Another Stellar Season for Jakob Butturff Holy Angels Repeats as Bergen County
Highlights 2017 PBA Regional Awards Girls Champions
CHICAGO - PBA Tour standout SOUTH – Cristian Azcona of PBA50 Player of the Year in the
Jakob Butturff of Chandler, Ariz., San Juan, Puerto Rico, earned Midwest as well as the Central
Leonia’s Gabrielle Capalad Snares
didn’t match his record-breaking Player of the Year with five top- Region with a combined three Individual Title
2016 season that included a record five finishes in seven tourna- titles and two other top-five fin-
By Vince Albrecht
nine PBA Regional wins, but he ments including one win and ishes. Kevin Kullman of
HACKENSACK, NJ – Holy Angels’ [AHA] coach Pat Dunne knew that
did keep the momentum going three runner-up finishes. PBA Lockport, Ill., won the
it wasn’t likely his players would successfully defend the County Title
with four wins in 2017, and that Hall of Famer Walter Ray Midwest’s Pat Patterson Award.
they earned last season. Pre-tournament rankings by the Bergen Record
was enough to successfully defend Williams Jr. of Oxford, Fla.,
had the Angels behind a strong Teaneck squad and the Mahwah and
his PBA West and Northwest earned PBA50 Player of the Year SOUTHWEST – Another one
Ramsey teams as well.
Region Player of the Year honors. with four wins and two runner- of the PBA’s Tour Canadian
In the morning session at Bowler City, AHA rolled formidable enough
Bowling in a combined nine up finishes in six tournaments. stars, Francois Lavoie, was the
to stand in fourth spot of the eight qualifying schools advancing to the
tournaments in the West and Kristian Sieradzki of Seminole, Southwest Player of the Year
afternoon’s Baker rounds. Matched against fifth seed Ramsey, the
Northwest, Butturff also compiled Fla., earned Rookie of the Year, Award winner with three titles
Angels responded with 831 to eliminate the Rams in the five-game
three other top-five finishes which cashing in five events and mak- and three runner-up finishes in
Baker opening round, thus advancing to the semi-finals against sixth
included a second, third and a fifth ing two match play appearances 10 tournaments. Kyle Sherman
seed Ridgewood which rolled 820 in stopping third seed Mahwah.
place while also leading his fellow in seven tournaments. Krystal of O’Fallon, Ill., earned Rookie
The pre-tournament favorite Teaneck raced past eight seed Demarest,
regional competitors with a 236 Hall of Fayetteville, N.C., of the Year with two top-four fin-
829-695 and second seed Hackensack defeated Paramus Catholic, 721-
average. earned the Pat Patterson Award. ishes that included a title and a
661. To advance to the three of five games final, the semi-final winners
Butturff’s accomplishments in fourth-place finish. Mike Austin
would need to win two of three games.
2017 were among the highlights of CENTRAL – It was a busy of Conroe, Texas earned the Pat
AHA barely got past Hackensack, winning game three by just two pins
the PBA Regional Award winners, year for Canadian Graham Fach, Patterson Award. The Southwest
while Teaneck was upset by upstart Ridgewood, 2-1. The stubborn
announced by Director of the PBA who bowled extensively on the did not award a PBA50 Player of
Maroons pushed AHA to the limit before falling in the game five final,
Regional and PBA50 Tours John PBA Tour in addition to compet- the Year award.
176-148. While Coach Dunne stated it “wasn’t likely”, he knew his
Weber, recognizing Players of the ing in 15 events in the Central
squad was capable of going the distance and so they did.
Year, Rookies of the Year, PBA50 Region where he compiled eight WEST – Kyle King of
The individual winner from the morning’s three-game block was
Players of the Year and Pat top-five finishes including one Glendale, Ariz., earned Rookie of
Leonia junior Gabrielle Capalad with 248: 623; she became the Lions’
Patterson Award winners, for con- title, two second and two third- the Year with the help of one win
first ever County Champ.
tributions to the regional program, place finishes. Kyle Mayberry of and one third-place finish while
Qualifying Team Statistics: Teaneck 869: 2476, Hackensack 829:
in each of its eight regions. Dayton, Ohio, collected four also cashing in 10 tournaments.
2358, Mahwah 872: 2302, Holy Angels (AHA) 805: 2301, Ramsey 782:
Award winners were selected by top-three finishes in 16 tourna- PBA Tour and PBA50 Tour stand-
2288, Ridgewood 784: 2241, Paramus Catholic 716: 2105 and Demarest
the PBA’s regional managers: Russ ments which included one win, a out Michael Haugen Jr. of Phoenix
804: 2098.
Mills, East Region; Sam Zurich, second and two third-place fin- earned PBA50 Player of the Year
Other Team Numbers: Bergen Tech 725: 2078, Indian Hills 704: 1972,
South Region; Bobby Jakel, ishes to earn Rookie of the Year. with one win and two runner-up
Westwood 683: 1917, Fair Lawn 658: 1899, Dumont 671: 1889,
Central Region; Rich Weber, PBA Tour player and PBA50 finishes. PBA Tour veteran Josh
Paramus 648: 1827, River Dell 673: 1826, Pascack Hills 632: 1701, IHA
Midwest Region; Pete McCordic, Tour regular Brian Kretzer of Blanchard of Mesa, Ariz. was the
579: 1664, Tenafly 563: 1599, Northern Highlands 541: 1571 and
Southwest Region; Gary Mage, Dayton, Ohio, won PBA50 Pat Patterson Award winner for
Cliffside Park 534: 1502.
West and Northwest Regions, and Player of the Year honors in both the West.
Top Individual Scorers: Gabrielle Capalad [Leo] 169-206-248: 623,
Junichia Yoshida, Japan Region. the Central and Midwest
Annie Quinn [Hack] 225-190-196: 611, Lindsay Pepper [Ram] 216-186-
Here’s a summary of the 2017 Regions with a combined three NORTHWEST – Rookie of
201: 603, Mia Aish [Tea] 165-175-233: 573, Victoria Vucak [PC] 196-
PBA Regional Award winners: titles, one runner-up and one the Year honors went to San
186-188: 570, Krista Eskow [FL] 233: 542, Michaella Raab [Mah] 209:
third-place finish. PBA Tour Francisco’s Michael Tang who
542, Alisha Khan [PC] 195: 539, Allie Adamski [Mah] 220: 535.
EAST – Matt O’Grady of player Dave Wodka of had a best finish of fourth. PBA
Top 5-game Baker Scores: Allie Adamski 220, Michaella Raab 209.
Rahway, N.J., made the most of his Clarksville, Tenn., was the Pat Tour and PBA50 Tour veteran
seven regional events to earn Patterson Award winner. Hugh Miller of Mercer Island, Who’s Your Daddy Takes First Half
Player of the Year with five top- Wash., earned PBA50 Player of
five finishes that included one title MIDWEST – PBA Tour play- the Year honors with one win In Hankel Classic
and three second-place finishes. er AJ Johnson of Oswego, Ill., and two second-place finishes in Howell, NJ -The father-son combos of Brian and Larry Hart and Joe III
Rookie of the Year went to Ryan put together a four-title season in four events. Longtime PBA50 and Joe Jr. Ruggerio finished 7-0 to lock up sole possession of First Place
Galli of Binghamton, N.Y., who the PBA Midwest Region and Tour player Bob Harvey of for the Hankel Classic League with 80 points.
had two fifth-place finishes and added a third-place finish in Boise won the Pat Patterson Brian Hart tossed a 674 series the only one of eight bowlers on the
made match play in four of his six seven tournaments he entered to Award for contributions to deciding pair to beat his average under extremely hard scoring condi-
tournament appearances. Ray win Player of the Year. AJ PBA’s regional program. tions.
Edwards dominated the PBA50 Chapman of Manchester, Iowa, Top series of the session were Bob Doyle 707, John Petraglia, Sr. 679,
Player of the Year race with two earned Rookie of the Year with JAPAN – The Japan Region’s and Tom Hall 674. Top games of the night went to Jeff Smith 290, Tom
wins and four other top-five finish- one second-place and one Pat Patterson Award winner was Hall 277 and Tony Tesoriero 267.
es in seven tournaments. Mike fourth-place finish in four tour- Ebonite International. Player and The battle for second place includes Get Webzy.com and the Cripples
Healy of Yonkers, N.Y., was the naments. Brian Kretzer of Rookie of the Year will be both with 72 points, menwhile Mean Gene Machine (71 points) and Big
Pat Patterson Award winner. Dayton, Ohio, took home announced at a later date.
February 14 - 20, 2018 SPORTS REPORTER 5

AT JIB LANES Brick Memorial Gold Lakewood


Dylan Bustillo 717 Jimmy Vega, Sr. 928 In the Crown Jewels League High School Scotch Doubles
FLUSHING, NY - Dylan Busitllo FLUSHING, NY- Jimmy Vega, Sr Irving Smith shot 242, Eric
paced the scoring in the Ball and topped the scoring in the PBC Rogers 232, and Charles Barber Tournament at Ocean Lanes
Chain League rolling games of League blasting games of 269- 216. By Amanda Romano Toms River South, just ten pins
247-248-222 for a high series of 238-233 for a high series of 928. Damon Santarsiero 681 The 30th Annual Lakewood behind was second, followed by
717. Archie Nabas rolled 214-203- FLUSHING, NY - Damon Scotch Doubles Tournament was Brick Memorial's Gold Team and
Rick Ingber shot 248-243-217- 269-919, Gary Robertson 236- Santarsieero paced the scoring in held at Ocean Lanes on Saturday, in fourth was Brick Memorial's
708, Bobby Fox 212-242-246- 236-241-906, Kevin Viloria 267- the Holy Family League rolling January 27th. Scotch Doubles is a Green team. The high game and 5
700, and Ton Tranchina 238-216- 227-233-907, and Rhoy Castro games of 210-233-238 for a high Tournament whereby Individual game series for the preliminary
236-690. 244-214-241-904. series of 681. players are made up of one girl round was set by Amanda Shelters
In the Golden Age League John Roger King 252 Joe Agnello rolled 255-202-646, and one boy with the girl rolling and John Boughton of Brick
Kalinowski shot 234, Ed Lord FLUSING, NY - Roger King Leon Chao 225, and Robert Jones the first ball each game and then Memorial.
215, and Ely Veroza 214. rolled 252, Byron Lambright 247, 217. alternating shots. In the first Following the individual award
Renee Gerber 242, and Michelle In the Gottscheer League Lloyd frame if the girl does not strike, presentation the final round was a

GO BOWL Grant-Williams 225 in the Early Kiefer shot 216-223, Freddy the boy has to make the spare and step ladder format and the third
Birds League. Luscher 216-211 and Ernie Fink if she does then the boy leads off place team, Brick Memorial Gold,
203. the next frame and so on. Each took the win against Brick
team then consists of three indi- Memorial's Green team. During
vidual players and in total three the second step Amanda Shelters
boys and three girls. This year's and John Boughton rolled a 279
tournament grew to one of the which helped Brick Memorial
largest on record with 26 teams defeat Toms River South.
competing. (78 girls and 78 boys). The final round was Brick
Out of the 26 teams competing Memorial against the top seed
in the tournament the top four Toms River North and concluded
teams moved on to a step ladder to with Brick Memorial Gold work-
compete for the title. In the final ing their way up all the way up the
of the five game set Toms River step ladder to capture the title at
North's Gold team roared back the 30th Annual Lakewood Scotch
past Toms River South to take first Doubles Tournament.
place in preliminary round.
6 SPORTS REPORTER February 14 - 20, 2018

West Milford Boys, Wayne Valley Girls AT MAPLE AT FARMINGDALE LANES


Take Passaic County Titles LANES RVC Fred Catapano 774 Rini, Bressi 279
By Vince Albrecht FARMINGDALE, NY- Fred FARMINGDALE, NY- Brendan
ELMWOOD PARK, NJ – The boys competition was expected to be a Lawrence Welfare 782 Catapano topped the scoring in the Rini and Joe Bressi each fired a
tossup but when the smoke cleared, it was West Milford’s co-ed squad ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - Tuesday Early Birds League blast- high game of 279 in the Monday
which withstood a late charge from upstart Passaic Tech [PCTI] to snare Lawrence Welfare topped the ing games of 258-268-248 for a Night Fourplay League. Brendan
this year’s Passaic County Championship. Among the girls, it was again scoring in the Custom Thumbz high series of 774. hit 216-240-279-735, and Joe 214-
PCTI which almost pulled off an upset of perennial winners Wayne
Doubles League blasting games of Edward Brown hit 265, Tyrone 212-279-705.
Valley, but the Indians managed to come away with its fifth straight title.
288-279 for a high series of 782. Page 264, and Gerard Pannullo Eddie Gruber rolled 258, and
Unlike the previous four years when they were virtually uncontested, the
James Hellen rolled 280 Terry and Amifika Greaves 258. Billy Kerkenides 257.
Indians found themselves with a scant eleven pin edge over the Bulldogs
going into game three, but pulled together to stave off PCTI’s challenge.
Sussman and Al Johnson 278, Meghan Wing 769 Fabrizio Cerutti 276
Like last year, there was a brush with perfection among the boys as Steven Collins 269, and Richard
Salcedo 266. FARMINGDALE, NY - Meghan FARMINGDALE, NY - Fabrizio
Eastern Christian’s Rylan DeWaal Malefyt and Hawthorne’s Hunter Wing topped the scoring in the Cerutti rolled 276, Vonetta Jolliffe
Perry each had a game where they opened with eight strikes. Competing Phil Schaffer 298 Friday Late Mixed League blast- 268, Jason Nikol 265, Al Spano
on the same pair, Rylan finished with 266 and Hunter 279. Perry closed ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - ing games of 29-224-266 for a 259, Steve Warren 258, and Drew
his 670 set with 224 to earn individual best threesome title. Phil Schaffer fired a high game of
The individual girls’ winner was Mary Help’s Bryonna Richburg who high series of 769. Thompson and Jamaal Braddon
298 in the Thursday Mixed
led the Blue Jays to a third place finish with her strong 210: 593. Daniel Schrafel shot 268, 255 in the Expressway Glass
League.
Hawthorne Christian didn’t enter this year’s event, leaving fourteen Richard White 264, Kyle Durfee League.
Charlie Torres rolled 267-266,
boys’ squads and nine girls’ teams, results for which follow: 259, and John Parker 257. Jeff Moffitt 267
Tom Dowd 257, and both John
Team Statistics – Boys: West Milford 2862, PCTI 2760, Wayne Hills Verde and Teddy Avgerinos 247. In the Saturday St.Martin League FARMINGDALE, NY - Jeff
2645, Lakeland 2569, Clifton 2544, Wayne Valley 2541, Pompton Lakes Alex Grzybowski shot 241,
2407, Hawthorne 2368, Passaic 2322, Eastern Christian 2127, Weldon Drayton 740 Brillian Soedarmasto 234, and
Moffitt rolled 267, Chris Hansen
Manchester 2092, Eastside 1817, Kennedy 1688 and DePaul 1621. ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - 26, and Peter Mockler 236 in the
Mark Ferrara 224. Sunday Vacation League.
Top Individual Scorers: Hunter Perry [Hawthorne] 279: 670, Andrew Weldon Drayton led the scoring in
Finke [West Milford] 661, Joe Paolillo [Clifton] 645, Kyron Fairley the Wednesday AM Trios League Doug Karlson 289-747 In the Sunday Adult/Juniior
[PCTI] 627, Rylan DeWaal Malefyt 266: 625, Michael Polanco rolling games of 238-266-236 for FARMINGDALE, NY - Doug League Neil Stremmel shot 248,
[Passaic] 623, David Neil [Pompton Lakes] 259: 621, Ralph Utter [West a high series of 740. Karlson topped the scoring in the and Timothy Hom 213.
Milford] 611 and Dino Stoupakis [PCTI] 609. Both Mel Brown and Stan Wednesday Early Mens League Irwin Tarlow 257
Team Statistics - Girls: Wayne Valley 2192, PCTI 2116, Mary Help Rosadio rolled 258, and Steve blasting games of 289-257 for a
1909, Wayne Hills 1856, DePaul 1828, Passaic 1767, Clifton 1652,
FARMINGDALE, NY - Irwin
Carter 257. high series of 747.
Kennedy & Eastside 1309. Tarlow rolled 257, Tom Gomez
Top Individual Results – Girls: Bryonna Richburg [Mary Help] 210:
Quentin Jones 290 Chris DeLaura rolled 287-209, Al 246, and David Kent 219 to top all
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - Houdlett 270, Eugene Neal 268- bowlers in the Thursday Green
593, Maryann Ramirez [PCTI] 208: 569, Amanda Finke [West Milford]
Quentin Jones fired a high game 257, Shaun Larkin 268-267, and Men League.
209: 567, Marissa Cosentini [Wayne Valley] 539, Shannon Baer
[Manchester] 523, Amanda Madara [Hawthorne] 502, Hayley of 290 in the Sunday Adult/Child Scott Flomen and Mac McNally Fred Ruhe shot 235-222, and
D’Alessandro [Wayne Valley] 483, Juli-Anne Gamo [Clifton] 467, League. 258. Tony Cadena 201 in the Thursday
Ashley Tepale [Passaic] 465 and Melody Morris [Wayne Valley] 456. Joseph Massimillo bowled 280- Brian Becktold 290-744 AM Golfers League.
150, Morgan Winchell 145-142,
FARMINGDALE, NY - Brian Brian Siemers 257
AT ROCKAWAY LANES and Dominick Crescenzo 142.
Becktold topped the scoring in the
Corey Mahoney 258 FARMINGDALE, NY- In the
Morris Hills Mixed: Bill Hamilton 202-553, Sal Antoniello 190-490, Monday HS Practice League Wednesday Party League Brian
Barry Webb 180-409, Manny Barroqueiro 168-447, Joyce Brokling 184- RoCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - blasting games of 242-290-212 for
Corey Mahoney paced the scoring Siemers shot 257, Nick Fazzolare
508, Dolores Webb 177-479, Beth Williams 174-435. a high series of 744.
in the Wednesday Early Men’s 245, and Frank Sousa 234.
Travis Miller rolled 255, Michael In the Friday Sunshine Kids
Rockaway Foursome: Jason Stadtler 300-783, Richard McColligan League rolling a high game of Lamanno 237, and Chris
259-678, Brian Theriault 259, Kevin Sikora 255, Dave Katz 255-719, 258. League George Brenner rolled
Cassonetto 234. 226, and Bob Junge 203.
Lynne Coleman 245-688, Ellen O'Neill 216-535, Kathy Bradley 205- John Shilling hit 257, Keith
546. Nicholson 256, and Glen Smith Joseph Kotowicz 288-715 Mike Walsh 242
255. FARMINGDALE, NY- Joseph FARMINGDALE, NY - Mike
Rockaway Women: Lois Kehmna 230-596, Valarie Schreck 190-455, Steven Santiago 254 Kotowicz topped the scoring in Walsh shot 242, Brian Beale 239-
Mary Crenzio 188-519, Carol Scheu 184-474, Ellen Worsdorfer 180, the Tuesday Nite Owls League
Susan Chillemi 175-515, Marybeth Canouse 174-480, Tina Richardson
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - In 225, and Mike Bagnato 224 in the
the Saturday Scholarship League blasting games of 288-227 for a Thursday Goodtimers League.
171-482. high series of 725.
Steven Santiago rolled 254-246, In the Monday AM Seniors
Sean Nicholson 246, Amanda Mike Kilfoil hit 261, Lukas Zito League Oscar Neira rolled 185, Al
Nor Bu Lodge: Ryan Karpack 257-678, Pat Cook 256-654, John
Perillo 234, and Daniel Carley 258-258-714, and Bill Kremlicka Noll 182, and Ruby Janof 168.
Jenkins 237, Maryann Abasto 201-560, Stacey Titus 192-512, Darlene
Krzanowski 180-515. 228. 257.
February 14 - 20, 2018 SPORTS REPORTER 7

Jason Belmonte Aims For PBA Major Titles Records


In Upcoming PBA Tournament of Champions
And Barbasol PBA Players Championship
CHICAGO, Ill. (Jan. 23, 2018) - If he hasn’t already, titles. Since winning his first major in the 2011

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Australian two-hander Jason Belmonte is most cer- Players Championship at age 27, Belmonte has
tainly on the verge of adding his name to a list of elite won his nine major titles over a span of seven sea-
Get In The Game PBA icons. sons (2011-17). It took Anthony 11 seasons to win
:LQXSWRVWSODFH Belmonte concluded the 2017 PBA Tour season by his first nine majors since winning the 1973 PBA
6WDUWV0RQGD\6HSWWKDWSP winning the PBA World Championship at the age of National Championship for his first major (1973-
2QO\SHUZHHNERZOHUVSHUWHDP 34. With his victory over fellow two-hander Jesper 83), and it took Weber 26 seasons to accomplish
Svensson of Sweden, 238-225, in the title match, the the same feat after winning the 1987 Tournament
 Australian star collected his ninth career major title of Champions in 1987 (1987-2012). Both Weber, a
Ocean Trio Challenge and a record three in one season. He trails only PBA right-handed bowler, and Anthony, a left-hander,
VW3ODFHSHU7KLUG greats Earl Anthony and Pete Weber who are tied at would go on to win their 10th major titles in the
the top of the all-time list of PBA major title winners next season they bowled.
0DWFK3RLQW6\VWHP2QO\SHUZHHN with 10 each. Belmonte’s success using his two-handed style
6WDUWV6HSWHPEHUWKDWSP Belmonte’s first assault on the majors record will has not been overlooked by the bowling world. His


come when the PBA Tournament of Champions – influence has created a legion of young bowlers
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Fairlawn, Ohio. “I had no idea that the technique would become
 “I’m honored to be one win away from arguably the so popular,” Belmonte said. “However, I under-
Find us at: Facebook.com/oceanlanes two best bowlers who ever lived on the all-time stand that the more success I have – and other two-
 majors list,” Belmonte said after his World handers as well – it will create more and more
Championship win at the recent GEICO PBA World awareness of the style and also intrigue for bowlers
Series of Bowling IX. “I don’t know how I’ll feel if I to try it. I believe the style is now seen not as just

02179$/(/$1(6 get to 10 majors, but I’ll tell you that winning No. 9
was a pretty good feeling.”
a gimmick style, but as a style to be taken serious-
ly by fans, coaches and bowlers around the world.”

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In all, Belmonte’s major wins make up more than
half of his 16 career PBA Tour titles and include a
record four USBC Masters titles (2013, 2014, 2015,
After the TOC, Belmonte will compete in the Go
Bowling! 60th Anniversary Classic – a standard
PBA Tour event – at Woodland Bowl in
([LW*63DUNZD\  2017), two Tournament of Champions titles (2014, Indianapolis Feb. 13-18. He will then have another
 2015) and two Barbasol PBA Players Championship opportunity to win a \major when the Barbasol
Home of many Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Leagues titles (2011, 2017) in addition to his World PBA Players Championship, the second major of
Excellent Junior Program and Adult-Junior Leagues Championship crown. He is a U.S. Open title away the 2018 Go Bowling! PBA Tour season, returns to
from the PBA Triple Crown (U.S. Open, TOC and Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl in Columbus Feb.
PBA World Championship, Grand Slam (Triple 19-25 with the finals airing live Sunday, Feb. 25 at
&RPHVHHRXUVSHFLDOV Crown plus Masters) and the “Super Slam” (Grand 1 p.m. ET. The USBC Masters, U.S. Open and
:HZLOODGYHUWLVHVSHFLDOVUHJXODUO\RQRXUZHEVLWH Slam plus Players Championship). A third TOC PBA World Championship will be held later in the
title would put him in elite company with PBA year.
6HHRXUZHEVLWHIRUGHWDLOV Hall of Famers Mike Durbin and Jason Couch,
who are the only players to accomplish that feat. BELMONTE MAJORS SUMMARY

“To be in this position at this stage of my career (through 2017 PBA World Championship)
6FKRROV&DPSVDQG&RUSRUDWH*URXSV:HOFRPH is really something I couldn’t have dreamed of,” Career major tournaments: 40
.LGV3DUWLHV %XPSHU%RZOLQJ Belmonte added. “Obviously, going forward my Career major titles: 9
immediate goals are to surpass Earl and Pete but Career major Top 5 finishes: 19
)ULHQGO\)DPLO\$WPRVSKHUH it’s not an easy task. Career major Top 10 finishes: 28
 “Having won the Tournament of Champions and
0LNH)XQWVFK±0DQDJHU the Players Championship twice, I’m going into TOP 5 PBA MAJOR CHAMPIONS
-DVRQ2SSHOW±$VVLVWDQW0DQDJHU those tournaments with confidence but to win a (with number of wins and age at last major win)
-HDQ)XOPRUH±/HDJXH&RRUGLQDWRU major is difficult for the simple reason they Earl Anthony, 10 (last major win at age 46)
%RE%DO]DUHN±-XQLRU3URJUDP&RRUGLQDWRU demand more from you than other tournaments.” Pete Weber, 10 (last major win at age 50)
&DOOIRUPRUHLQIRUPDWLRQ Entering his 10th Tour season, Belmonte also Jason Belmonte, 9 (won 2017 PBA World
 will have his eye on setting a record for shortest Championship at age 34)
 time to reach 10 major titles. He already owns the Mike Aulby, 8 (last major win at age 38)
mark for shortest time span to win nine major W.R. Williams Jr., 8 (last major win at age 50)
8 SPORTS REPORTER February 14 - 20, 2018
Tor Varano, Derek Lewandowski, Trevor AT RAB'S COUNTRY LANES
Deliantis, Dylan Bulsan, Jake Nappi Bob Jacobson 744 John Venosa 279-713 Dennis Costantino 733
All Soar in Youth Travelers at Montvale STATEN-ISLAND, NY - Bob STATEN ISLAND, NY- John STATEN ISLAND, NY - Dennis
Jacobson led the scoring in the Venosa led the scoring in the Rab Costantino led the scoring in the
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Donna Zajac Memorial Mixed Wilkinson Memorial League Senior Action League blasting
Montvale, NJ – Stan Niemiec’s young bowlers were at Montvale, post- League rolling games of 268-250 blasting a high game of 279 and a games of 245-278 for a high series
ing a swarm of strike strings that made one wonder if they remembered for a high series of 744. high series 713. of 733.
what spares were. There were ten “600s” and thirty-three “200s” deliv- Tim Folkes shot 247-707, Phil Tom Wilkinson, and John Como Tom Hollywood hit 226-245-
ered during the session with five of the keglers exploding for threesomes Oppenheim 266-706, Rob Butler, 279, Kevin Rourke 278, Ray 246-717, Deo Lall 221-232-263-
of 673 or better. Jr. 268-695, Christian Ruiz 245, Laursen, Sr. 268, and Steve Basile 716, Joe Albanese 258-226-223-
The relentless onslaught of the beleaguered pins, incessantly driven off and Bobby Kelly 244. and Tom Roberts 256. 707, Frank Polizzi
the pin decks into the pits, was achieved first and foremost by 13-year-
old eighth grader Tor Varano; sparking the Hi-Tor II girls squad to an
impressive five of seven points win against a formidable Montvale quar-
tet, 1006: 2919-2775, Tor blasted her way to a season best 701 [256-209-
236]; her teammates all rolled well: Mercedes Morel 617 [190-201-
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In the morning’s tightest contest, Hi-Tor I edged Bowler City I 919-


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