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Vol. 79 No. 49 February 6 - 12, 2019 25 cents

Dick Allen Wins PBA Lubbock Sports Open Leroy Singletary, Mike Willis 300
Allen gets just enough in 10th frame of title match to win 201-200 At Maple Lanes RVC
LUBBOCK, Texas – Taking lane,” Allen said of his first ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - Charles Torres, Tod Klarakaitis,
advantage of a missed 10 pin in strike in the 10th. “Whatever Leroy Singletary and Mike Willis John Balbi and Manny Espinosa
the 10th frame by top qualifier the result was going be, it was each blasted a 300 game in the rolled 279, Matt Achstatter and
Sean Rash in the title match, definitely out of my hands at Monday 4-Man Classic League at James Hellen 267, Eric Rotbard
Dick Allen won the PBA that point. I think when Sean Maple Lanes RVC. 265-258, and Phil Rameau 264.
Lubbock Sports Open Sunday missed that spare it took me a
for his sixth career Go while to realize I still had a Matt Vanderhoof 801 at Parkway Lanes
Bowling! PBA Tour title. shot to win.” ELMWOOD PARK, NJ – Matt for a season high 801 series.
Bowling on a dual lane condi- Allen recovered to throw a Vanderhoof topped the scoring in Mike DeFrancesco rolled 275-
tion – the PBA 42-foot solid strike on his second ball the Wednesday, Teterboro 731, Mike Semancik Jr 260-726,
Scorpion condition on the left in the 10th but then threw Bowling League, at Parkway Michael DeSiervo 278-726, &
lane and the 32-foot Wolf lane another bad shot leaving the 3- Lanes slamming a 247-264-290 Michael Viola 248-714.
condition on the right lane – the 6 on the fill ball.
40-year-old Allen, who quali- “I was very fortunate on that Dave Katz and Glenn Frey 300
fied second for the finals, last shot because that could At Rockaway Lanes
defeated Rash 201-200 in the have easily been six,” Allen
ROCKAWAY, NJ - Dave Katz and Nick Westergaard rolled 280-
title match at South Plains added. “It was a roller coaster
Glen Frey each fired a 300 game 823, Paul Shiel 279, Keith Bower
Lanes. ride out there.”
in the Rockaway Foursome and Alison Gomer 258.
Down by 18 heading into the The title match was a far dif-
League at Rockaway Lanes.
10th frame, Allen doubled on ferent experience for Allen
his first two shots in the 10th
Dick Allen
PBA photo than the semifinal where he
Kenny Hosek 300 at Farmingdale Lanes
and then got eight on his fill ball beat two-hander No. 4 qualifi- FARMINGDALE, NY - Kenny 774, William Vasold III 280, Don
after Rash’s misfortune which was just enough for the er Kyle Troup 278-188 to advance to the title match Hosek fired a 300 game in the Perillo 279, Darren Andretta and
victory. Allen benefited from a late falling 2 pin on a against Rash. Epic Edge Trios League at William Ryan 277, Ramon
light hit on first strike. Farmingdale Lanes. Carcamo and Stephanie
See ALLEN page 2
“I knew it was a bad shot about 35 feet down the Joe Benus rolled 286-243-245- Ambrosino 269.

PBA Legend Carmen Salvino Competing in PBA Tournament of Champions at Age 85

There seems to be no stopping PBA legend Carmen Salvino. Akron, Ohio and then to AMF Riviera Lanes the following year where it
The 85-year old PBA Hall of Famer will compete in his 29th PBA remained for 29 years.
Tournament of Champions, extending his record as the oldest player to com- The first TOC was a two-day event featuring 25 PBA Tour champions –
pete in a Go Bowling! PBA Tour event. everyone who had won a title since the PBA’s formation four years earlier.
PBA’s most famous showman is one of the few remaining links to the storied It was conducted immediately after the Indianapolis PBA Open, the final
tournament’s origin dating back to the inaugural event in 1962. regular event of the Tour season, which also was held at Play Bowl. Salvino
“I’m in shape and ready to go,” said the 17-time tour winner. “I’m working finished third in the inaugural tournament (his best finish in the classic). Joe
out and doing a lot of bowling to get ready. My weight hasn’t changed in 63 Joseph won with a two-game total of 480 pins followed by fellow
years. I’m 195 (pounds) and haven’t fluctuated five pounds either side of that.” Michigan star Billy Golembiewski with 413 pins and Salvino with a 409
Salvino began planning to bowl in the 2019 TOC after competing in last sea- total.
son’s PBA 60th Anniversary Classic in Indianapolis. “I’m an example of not letting your age stop you,” Salvino added. “I’m
“People have no idea of how it feels to go into the locker room of one of the looking forward to showing those young guns a thing or two.”
great tournaments and see all the guys,” Salvino said. “For me, it goes beyond The Tournament of Champions stepladder finals will be televised live on FOX at
bowling—just to be there with those guys is a thrill.” 4:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 10 and the Players Championship finals will air live
The 1962 TOC was held at Play Bowl in Indianapolis and was actually on FS1 on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. ET.
billed as the Indianapolis 500 Festival Tournament of Champions according to In addition to the PBA Playoffs race, the Tournament of Champions and Players
Championship will be the first tournaments to feature a $1 million bonus if a play-
the Indianapolis Star’s coverage of the tournament. It’s an often-overlooked
er bowls a 300 game in the title match of either stepladder final. While there have
event because the tournament would not be held again for three years. In 1965, PBA photo
been 26 televised 300 games in the history of the PBA Tour.
Firestone began its landmark sponsorship, the classic moved to Bowlarama in Carmen Salvino
2 SPORTS REPORTER February 6 - 12, 2019

ALLEN PBA Tournament of Champions and Players Championship Already a

Critical Stretch for Players in Young Go Bowling! PBA Tour Season
Continued from Page 1 CHICAGO – With the 2019 Go Bowling! PBA Tour sea- the finals by Going to website at :
son barely a month old, players already find themselves
For Allen, who is in his 20th year on tour, it was his first win
at a critical juncture in the PBA Playoffs race with two For preliminary round tickets and pro-am entry infor-
since the 2018 PBA Xtra Frame Maine Shootout and his first title
majors back-to-back in February. mation contact Riviera Lanes at (330) 836-7985 and
on television since winning the 2011 Dick Weber Playoffs.
It got underway Feb. 4-10 at AMF Riviera Lanes in Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl at (614) 491-7155.
“I’m no spring chicken anymore,” Allen said. “I hope I can con-
Fairlawn, Ohio. It will be followed a week later by the
tinue a trend of being a late bloomer. At my age I know I don’t have
PBA Players Championship, Feb. 12-17, at Wayne PBA TOC SCHEDULE
that many competitive years left so I’ll just enjoy the ride as long
Webb’s Columbus Bowl in Columbus, Ohio. Monday, Feb. 4
as I can.”
The Tournament of Champions stepladder finals will be 3 p.m. – Pre-tournament qualifier
Rash was trying for his second consecutive and 14th career win
televised live on FOX at 4:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 10
after teaming with Matt Ogle to win the Mark Roth-Marshall Tuesday, Feb. 5
and the Players Championship finals will air live on FS1
Holman Doubles Championship which aired on FS1. 2-4 p.m. - Practice Session
on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. ET.
In the second match, Troup, who was trying for his fourth career
In addition to the PBA Playoffs race, the Tournament of Wednesday, Feb. 6
title, finished with four strikes in a row to beat Michael Tang 228-
Champions and Players Championship will be the first 11 a.m. - Qualifying Round 1 (6 games)
215 to advance to the semifinal match. Tang, the No. 3 qualifier for
tournaments to feature a $1 million bonus if a player 6 p.m. - Qualifying Round 2 (6 games)
the finals, was trying for his first career tour win.
bowls a 300 game in the title match of either stepladder
Troup capitalized on open frames in the ninth and 10th by No. 5
final. While there have been 26 televised 300 games in Thursday, Feb. 7
qualifier Rhino Page, who was trying to win his seventh career
the history of the PBA Tour, only two have been accom- 11 a.m. - Qualifying Round 3 (6 games)
title, to win the opening match 198-186.
plished in the title match and neither of those took place Top 24 players advance to Round Robin Match
The 2019 Go Bowling! PBA Tour heads to Ohio for back-to-back
in a major championship. Play
majors in February for the PBA Tournament of Champions from
The two other opportunities to win the $1 million 300 6 p.m. - Match Play Round 1 (8 games)
AMF Riviera Lanes in Fairlawn (Feb. 4-10) and the PBA Players
game bonus will come in the title matches of the live Go
Championship at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl (Feb. 12-17). The Friday, Feb. 8
Bowling! Indianapolis Open finals Sunday, Feb. 24 at 3
Tournament of Champions will air live on FOX at 4:30 p.m. ET on 11 a.m. - Match Play Round 2 (8 games)
p.m. ET on FS1 and PBA World Championship that will
Feb. 10 and the Players Championship will air live on FS1 at 1 p.m. 6 p.m. - Match Play Round 3 (8 games)
air as part of the PBA World Series of Bowling X in sub-
on Feb. 17. Top 5 players advance to Stepladder Finals
urban Detroit on March 21 at 8 p.m. ET.
In the upcoming majors stretch, four-time PBA Player
Saturday, Feb. 9
When the going gets tough.... of the Year Jason Belmonte will again try to tie, and or
break, the record for most PBA major wins. The nine-
Pro-ams - 9 a.m., noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.
time majors champion made a run at the record in 2018
The tough get an ad in the by finishing fourth in the Tournament of Champions and
Sunday, Feb. 10
4:30 p.m. - Live stepladder finals on FOX
second in the Players Championship when he lost to Tom
Sports Reporter Smallwood, 259-239, in the title match. PBA Hall of
Famers Earl Anthony and Pete Weber share the record for
Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl, Columbus, Ohio
most major titles with 10. Weber also will bowl in both
201.865.5353 events, trying to take sole possession of the record. Tuesday, Feb. 12
Practice session - 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Tournament of Champions defending champion Matt
O’Grady of Rahway, N.J., made an incredible run to win 7:30 p.m. - Celebrity Pro-Am
the 2018 title, coming all the way from a pre-tournament Wednesday, Feb. 13
qualifier to the stepladder finals where, as the No. 5 qual- 10 a.m. - Qualifying Round 1 (6 games)
ifier, he won all four stepladder matches culminating with 4:30 p.m. - Qualifying Round 2 (6 games)
a 207-193 title match win over Sweden’s Jesper Svensson
to win his first PBA Tour title. Thursday, Feb. 14
Competition points earned in both majors will be valu- 10 a.m. - Qualifying Round 3 (6 games)
able for players who are competing for 24 berths in the Top 24 players advance to Round Robin Match
inaugural PBA Playoffs. Players will continue to compile Play
points through the USBC Masters which concludes April 5 p.m. - Match Play Round 1 (8 games)
1. The preliminary rounds of the PBA Playoffs will be
held April 7-10 at Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine, Friday, Feb. 15
which will air on FS1 throughout April and May with the 11 a.m. - Match Play Round 2 (8 games)
top four players returning to Portland to compete for a 5 p.m. - Match Play Round 3 (8 games)
$100,000 first prize – the richest in bowling – during the Top 5 players advance to Stepladder Finals
live finals that will air over two days (June 1-2) on FOX. Saturday, Feb. 16
To view the current PBA points list go to: Pro-ams - 3 p.m., 6 p.m.
Preliminary rounds of both the Tournament of Sunday, Feb. 17
Champions and Players Championship will be streamed 1 p.m. – Live stepladder finals on FS1
live on Fans can purchase tickets for
February 6 - 12, 2019 SPORTS REPORTER 3

Jib Lanes~Flushing (718) 591 - 0600

Maple Lanes RVC~Rockville Centre (516) 678 - 3010
Farmingdale Lanes~Farmingdale (631) 249 - 4300
Coram Country Lanes~Coram (631) 732 - 2022
Countryside Lanes~Clearwater, FL (727) 796 - 8100
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Sean Romney 299 Stephen Pasciuto 268
FLUSHING, NY - Sean Romeny fired a high game of FARMINGDALE, NY- Stephen Pasciuto rolled 268,
299 in the Epic/Maple Foursome League. Kenny Simon 258, Lukas Zito and Michael Markoski
Steve Schneider, Chris Paroly, Wes Grant and Don 256, and Khayri Welch and Joseph Kotowicz 255
Perillo rolled 279, Kathryn Rivera 278, Nathaniel Ed Smith 267
Fuller 269, and Gary Haines and Matt Slobodin 268. FARMINDALE, NY - Ed Smith led the Epic Edge
Mike Wals rolled 247, Keith Squires 246, and Vinny Trios League rolling a high game of 267.
Pimpinella 234 in the Sunday Vacation League. Steve Remmeert rolled 265, Jim Cloudman 259, Robert
Paul Bajorski 289 Brown and John Fitzgerlald 258, and Dennis Reardon 256.
FARMINGDALE, NY - Paul Bajorski topped the George Robinson 259
scoring in the Epic Edge Trios League blasting games FARMINGDALE, NY - George Robinson rolled 259,
of 289-257, Tom Biryla 233, and Rob Grosso 203 in the Saturday
Jeff Scarola and Taylor Groene rolled 279, Eric Family and Friends League.
Smyth 270, Evan Myuers 269-268, Anthony D'Elia In the Thursday Green Men League Steve Swerksy
253-256-267-776, Jason Kubat and Kathryn Rivera rolled 217, Irwin Tarlow 214, and Tom Ferraro 212
266, and Louis Getzelman 264. Joseph Costanzo rolled 223, and Stephen Diaczun, Sr
Ed Smith 289 197 in the Sunday Adult/Junior League.
FLUSHING, NY - Ed Smith fired a high game of 290 Mike Crevoiserat 259
in the Thursday Businessmens League. FLUSHING, NY - In the Tuesday Nite Owls League
Barry Kadane hit 268-258, John Patrowicz 267, Mike Crevoiserat rolled 259, Ricard Pasciuto 256, Bill
Sean Haughney 266, and John Conrad 255. Kremlicka 246, and Thomas O'Malley 245.
Mike Walsh rolled 237, Dale Alberino 224, and Paul In the Tuesday Ladies League Vickie Rich and Cathy
Rourke 221 in the Thursday Goodtimers League. Fiore rolled 200.
Eugene Neal 289 Alfonse Visco 258
FARMINGDALE, NY - Eugene Neal fired a high FLUSHING, NY - Alfonse Visco rolled 258, David
game of 289 in the Wednesday Early Men Handicap Morgenberg 233, and Rick Gray and Tom Gomez 224
League in the Saturday Nite Friends League
Joseph Laier rolled 274 Cameron Potts 269, Adam In the Sunday Adult/Junior League Nicolas Fina rolled
Kipnes and Mike Fradera 268, and Ken Brown 267 236-200, Ryan FIna 225, and Stephen Diaczun, Jr 213.
Richard White 279 Alex Grzybowski rolled 227, Brian Lunetto 211, and
FARMINGDALE, NY - Richard White fired a high Brillian Soedarmasto 191 in the Saturday St Martin
game of 279 in the Friday Late Mixed League Daniel Schrafel 256
Rob Larsen rolled 269, Wingo Hom 266, and Mike FLUSHING, NY - Daniel Schrafel hit 256, Brendan
Agosta 259. Rini, David Feldman and Paul Baron 248, and Rod Perry
Tyler Ciulla rolled 222, Benjamin Raifer 221, and and Fred Kantrow 245 in the Monday Night Fourplay .
Anthony Schiano 195 in the Friday Teens League.
Daniel Scime 255
Nichola Fina 279
FARMINGDALE, NY - Daniel Scime rolled 255, Les
FARMINGDALE, NY - Nicholas Fina fired a high Tse 251, Greg Rapena 2324, and Albert Dibernardo 232
game of 279 in the Sunday Adult/Junior League. in the Wednesday Party League.
Ryan Fina hit 188-175, Stephan Diaczun Jr 186, and In the Sunday Adult/Junior League Joseph Costanzo
Lea Gravino 165. rolled 246, and Stephan Diaczun, Sr 198.
Joe Livolsi rolled 210, Marvin Slifkin 193, and Joe Tracey Hennessy rolled 214, Dan Sheean 202, and
Mule 177 in the Friday Sunshine Kids League. Scott Hennessy 189 in the One Nite 2nd Saturday .
Vernone Brown 278 Mike Marrazzo 248
FLUSHING, NY - Vernon Brown topped the scoring FARMINGDALE, NY - In the Wednesday Party
in the Tuesday Early Birds League firing a high game League Mike Marrazzo rolled 248, Albert
of 278. Dibernardo245, and Daniel Scome 242
Steven Coleman rolled 277, Michael Alvarez 267,
Morris Jackson 266, Michael Berardino 263, and Jay Whitaker 247
Thurston Cunningham 259 FARMINGDALE, NY - In the Thursday Goodtimers Jay
Damon Dipaolo 269 Whitaker hit 247, Mike Walsh 241, Nick Terracciano 224,
FARMINGDALE, NY - Damon Dipaolo rolled 269, Melissa Schumacher 245
Traci Summus 266, Barry Kadane Clayton Hunt, and FARMINGDALE, NY - Melissa Schumacher paced
Nathaniel Fuller 259, Jeff Page and Curtis Brown the Saturday Island Trees firing a high game of 245.
257, and Eddie Brown 255 in the Tuesday Early Jeff Doscher rolled 242, Michael Katz 234, Greg
Birds League. Eskow 234, and Daniel Katz 230.
February 6 - 12, 2019 SPORTS REPORTER 5
By Vince Albrecht Trevor Lauber [Pascack Valley] 191-246-219: 656, Bryan Fuscarino 299
LODI, NJ – With the exception of the inaugural Liam Barron [Mahwah] 167-197-280: 644 and Eric LODI, NJ - Bryan Fuscarino topped the scoring in the Saturday Morning
2002-03 New Year High School Team Grunblatt [Mahwah] 245-173-226: 644. Juniors League firing a high game of 299 and a high series of 732
Championships [NYTC], Monmouth County Howell Qualifying Girls Teams: Warren Hills 775-785-822: Radwin Rodriguez rolled 279 Jeremy Ramirez 244, Amanda Madera
H.S. boys bowlers have never failed to qualify for the 2382, Westwood 803-788-782: 2373, Mahwah 797- 238, Krista Eskow 235, and Antony Frangiosa and Hunter Peryr 232.
Baker Playoffs. During that stretch, the Shore 744-830: 2371, Teaneck 867-616-801: 2284, Peter Rivera 814
Conference powerhouse has emerged with the title Ridgewood 800-745-722: 2267, Howell 729-814-
LODI, NJ - Pater Rivera topped the scoring in the Saturday Fil-Am
four times [including yesterday’s win over Clifton], 723: 2266, AHA [Holy Angels] 665-568-800: 2033
League blasting games of 278-258-278 for a high series of 814.
finished second three times and third twice. The girls’ and Demarest 598-688-653: 1939.
Kathleen Sloan fired 299, Bobby Castillo 298-789, John Keossy 297,
squad had an incredible run starting in 2007-08, win- Girls All-Star Squad: Olivia Ostrander [Warren Hills]
Joel Carrillo 270, Kevin Miranda 268-733, and John Mendoza 268-686.
ning seven consecutive titles before dropping the 227-197-201: 625, Amanda Madara [Hawthorne]
2014-15 final to champion Westwood in 2014-15. 226-148-187: 561, Michaella Raab [Mahwah] 217- Robert Mockenhaupt 290
Howell won their eighth title two years ago, edging 134-205: 556, Amelia Brunda [AHA] 174-153-224: LODI, NJ - Robert Mockenhaupt blasted a high game of 290 in the
Wayne Valley. Yesterday, the Lady Rebels settled for 551 and Chachi Chinea [Ridgewood] 194-178-166: Tuesday Night 4 Man League.
second place, falling to repeat champion Warren 538. Carlos Colon rolled 289, Kevin Matawa 279, Michael Blandino and
Hills, a power in the Skyland Conference. Baker Playoff Round - Boys: Quarterfinals: North Dave Nagelhout 267, Greg Work 257, and Mike Brenner, Sr 255.
Qualifying Boys Teams: West Milford 983-920-914: Bergen 2 West Milford 1, Clifton 2 Pascack Valley 0, Tom Flynn 277-781
2817, Howell 850-1010-944: 2804, Fair Lawn 865- Howell 2 North Arlington 0, Howell 2 Fair Lawn 1; LODI, NJ - Tom Flynn led the scoring in the Friday G&L League blast-
939-991: 2795, Clifton 966-863-931: 2760, Pascack Semifinals: Clifton 2 North Bergen 0, Howell 2 ing a high game of 277 and a high series of 781
Valley 875-999-866: 2740, Mahwah 838-803-1038: Mahwah 0; Final: Howell 3 Clifton 0. Steve Roseillo and Matt Dunning rolled 268, Brian Welleneider 259,
2679, North Arlington 891-794-959: 2644 and North Baker Playoff Round - Girls: Quarterfinals: Warren Glenn Bonomo 258, and Karen Wynn 257.
Bergen 945-845-840: 2630. Hills 2 Demarest 0, Teaneck 2 Ridgewood 0, AHA 2
Boys All-Star Squad: Johann Gamo [Clifton] 242- Westwood 1, Howell 2 Mahwah 1; Semifinals: TJ Valentin 279
204-257: 703, Hunter Perry [Hawthorne] 246-225- Warren Hills 2 Teaneck 0, Howell 2.5 AHA 1.5; LODI, NJ - In the Public Safety League TJ Valentin rolled 279, Mike
215: 686, Nick Greco [Fair Lawn] 168-256-258: 682, Final: Warren Hills 3 Howell 1. Rochinski 277, Bobby Haase 265, BIll Ochuuzzo 258, Dave Ferrell, Jr
257, and Ken Lee 256.
Jeff Cymny 279
(Inside Farmingdale Lanes) 999 Conklin Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735 - - (631) 694-4575 LODI, NJ - Jeff Cymny rolled 279, Steve Leach 275, Michael Blandino
267, and Amanda Santos 236 in the Monday Night Trios League.

Bill Larsen 728 Dean E. Edwards 758
HOPELAWN, NJ - Bill Larsen led HOPELAWN, NJ - Dean E Edwards
the scoring in the San Remo Open topped the scoring in the Saturday
League firing games of 244-249-235 Night Strike Nation League firing
for a high series of 728. games of 244-236-278 for a high
Steve Peters rolled 270-242-212- series of 758.
724, Marcus Snead 225-244-236-705. Theo Lasure shot 235-255-258-748,
Ed Patri 724 Chris Aponte 219-257-258-734,
HOPELAWN, NJ - Ed Patri led the Brian K. McAdams 235-230-268-
scoring in the Friday Night Mixed 733, and Matthew B Walker 239-278-
League rolling games of 245-279-200 215-731.
for a high series of 724. Logan Miller 650
Tony Tamondong rolled 277-225- HOPELAWN, NJ - Logan Miller
692, Ricardo Santiago 226-232-224- paced the scoring in the JEMMS
682, Macarthur Wilson 243, and Family League rolling games o f221-
Melissa Hertenberger and Ernesto 203-226 for a high series of 650.
Averia 235 Steven Osiadacz rolled 237-623,
Jake Olszyk 718 Jose DeLaBarrera 246, and Samanta
HOPELAWN, NJ - Jake Olszyk led Osaidacz 223.
the scoring in the Thursday Night Joey Yanuzzi 252
Mixed League firing games of 218- HOPELAWN, NJ - Joey Yanuzzi the
253-247 for a high series of 718. scoring in the Avenel Youth League
Mike Forrestal rolled 258-215-62, firing a high game of 252.
Lauro Perez 265, and Tito Polidura Collin McBride rolled 225, and
236. Justin Kane 214.
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Striking a new balance for scoring opportunities based on science and the individualized styles
of Present and Future bowlers
Significant BALL RULE CHANGES were adopted in 2018. The USBC Rule Who is going to enforce the rule? A tournament or league official may
Book, Chapter 8: Equipment Specifications, Section 7 Drilling Requirements. inform a bowler to remove any ball from use until it is verified to be in com-
The changes have created a lot of confusion. The USBC has modified some of pliance with the standards.
the changes to allow a phasing in of the full requirements for August 1, 2020. If the ball is not removed or the bowler had prior knowledge of such, games
What is in effect now (February 1, 2018)? are subject to forfeiture or disqualification.
The rules effect the drilling of the ball and the use of the ball by the bowler. If the bowler had no prior knowledge of non-compliance, the prior scores stand
The section of the rules covers two categories the holes (or indentations) drilled but the ball cannot be used again until it is in compliance.
into the ball and the balance of the ball that is required.
The looser more flexible standard is applicable now; however if a bowler What does this mean to a USBC league bowler?
chooses to use the 2020 standard now that ball will not require modification to League bowlers should check with the ball driller to see that the equipment
be legal on or after the August 1, 2020 date. they use is in specification.
Holes: There may be up to five holes drilled –one for each finger and thumb League bowlers purchasing new balls or redrilling a ball should demand a note
for one hand. A bowler must be able to show that all five holes can be used or receipt from the ball driller that the ball meets USBC eligibility based on the
together, although he does not to use all five each delivery. If at any time he August 1, 2018 standard or the August 1, 2020 standard. Any ball drilled and
does not use the thumb hole – that thumb hole is also considered the balance given to a bowler out of spec that ball driller has a duty to inform the bowler that
hole. it is out of spec.
One balance hole is permitted not to exceed 1 ¼” in diameter. Slugs and bowl-
ing tape are allowed in the balance hole but no interchangeable device. The bal- What does it mean to Leagues?
ance hole must not intersect any gripping hole. Any bowler may bring it to the attention of a League Director that a bowler
One vent hole per finger/thumb hole is allowed providing it is not more than appears to be using a suspect ball. If a majority of the League Officers at the ses-
¼” diameter. sion want to have the ball checked, it should be checked immediately unless the
One mill hole for inspection is permitted and it is not to exceed 5/8” in diam- bowler asserts who the ball and that it was confirmed to be in specification. If your
eter and 1/8” in depth. ball is drilled by a competent professional ball driller, the bowler and League
Balance: For all balls 10 pounds or more, four criteria are to be met with meas- should be relatively certain ball is within specs. Any ball drilled and given to a
urements taken from the center of the grip. bowler out of spec that ball driller has a duty to inform the bowler that it is out of
No more than 3 ounces top/bottom weight. spec.
No more than 1 ounces of left or right side wide.
No more than 1 ounce finger/thumb weight. What does it mean to Tournaments?
A ball used without any indentations or holes may not have more than one It is advisable that the Tournament Director and entry form specify that
ounce difference between any two halves of the ball. bowlers need to comply with the rule and the Tournament will randomly check
balls and have tournament officials assigned to see if balls appear to possibly
What goes into effect for August 1, 2020? violate the current rule and should be immediately spot checked.
Holes: There may be up to five holes drilled- one for each finger and thumb of
the same hand. All must be used. If a bowler does not use the thumb hole that What do the rules mean for professional ball drillers or Pro Shops?
the center of the palm area must be scribed or scored by a “+” sign (crosshair) The professional ball driller and Pro Shops need to check each ball that is
on the ball at that spot, and the bowler must have that spot covered by the palm drilled to be sure it is compliant for use as of August 1, 2018 and/or August 1,
during each delivery. 2020. The major differences for 2020 are: simplifications to the static weight
No balance holes are permitted (on older equipment filling a balance hole is measurements, no balance hole for a regular gripped bowler, and a center of grip
permissible if balance requirements are met). cross hair marking for two-handed bowlers. Two handed bowlers will need to
One vent hole per finger/thumb hole is allowed providing it is not more than inform the driller if the two-tests are needed for ability to use the thumb hole as
¼” diameter. well. The Pro Shop may put a disclaimer that if the bowler alters the ball from
One mill hole for inspection is permitted and it is not to exceed 5/8” in diam- its original drilling, the compliance needs to be redone.
eter and 1/8” in depth.
Balance: For all balls 10 pounds or more, the 2020 criteria listed below are to Where is the center of grip?
be met with measurements taken from the center of the grip. The center between the two finger holes and the thumb hole.
No more than 3 ounces top/bottom weight left/right weight, finger/thumb For two-handed bowlers, the location on the ball surface of the center of the
weight are permitted. palm when the two fingers are positioned in the finger holes.
A ball used without any indentations or holes may not have more than one If a two-handed bowler occasionally uses the thumb hole, the center of grip has
ounce difference between any two halves of the ball. to be checked for compliance based on both conditions.

What about a bowler who sometimes uses the thumb hole and other times does It Pays to Advertise in the
The ball has to meet both specifications using the two different centers of the grip. Sports Reporter
February 6 - 12, 2019 SPORTS REPORTER 7
Bob Dail, Jr. 808, Jim Benson 807 in Hankel Classic
by John Jennings was 102 POA. Vinny Coniglione, Machine moved up two spots with ROCKAWAY ROLLERS
HOWELL, NJ - The Hankel Sr. 279 and Brian Hart 278. Leslie a 7-0 (2457) drubbing of Destino’s
Classic featured two 800 series by Bohn topped women scorers with Pizza. Myballzachertz stayed in
Steven Haneveld 289
Jim Benson 807 and Bob Dail, Jr. a 200-644 and Janine Smith 620 the top six with 66 points after a 5- ROCKAWAY, NJ - Steven Haneveld topped the scoring in the
808. Benson hammered home a for 83 POA. 2, 2499 victory over Freehold Thursday Night Mixed League firing a high game of 289.
300 game and his series was 128 On the first of the last three posi- Tire. The final two nights will tell Don Fries rolled 278, Jim Testa 258-730, Stan Czapka 244, Nidia
pins over age on lanes 27-28. Dail tion nights, Korner Kings at 71 whether the Korner Kings win the Haneveld 229, and Sue Dobrinsky 220
on lanes 23-24 fired three games points (5-2, 2666) leapt over Team first half or another of the other Tom Selkow 279
above 265 en route to136 POA. 13 (70 points) scoring 2490. next five teams gain first with ROCKAWAY, NJ - Tom Selkow topped the scoring in the
Jeff Warbet of the first place Where’s Rondo now at 68 points some fine bowling and possibly Rockaway Foursome League firing a high game of 279.
Korner Kings fired a753 for 126 (5-2,491) passed Bounty Hunters lucky breaks. Richard McColligan rolled 268-794, Barry Lehman and Glen Frey
POA. John Halliday with 726 also 66 points (2454). Mean Gene 267, Nick Westergaaard 258, Brandy Dennis and Alison Gomer
Tom Jordan 279
ROCKAWAY, NJ - Tom Jordan rolled a high game of 279 in the
Rockaway Trios League
Brian Scott hit 268-750, Frank Dalton 267, Mike Polhamus 265,
and Mike Kavanaugh and Chris Bruun 264.
Lies'l Apgar 737
ROCKAWAY, NJ - Lies'l Apgar led the scoring in the Rockaway
Foursome League firing a high game of 268 and a high series of
Brian Lipp rolled 254, Ken George 246, Ron O'Neill 245, and
Morris Horowitz 242.
Larry Bahneman 278
ROCKAWAY, NJ - Larry Bahneman rolled a high game of 278 in
the Monday Nite Mixed League.
Michael Holdnak hit 247, Glen Malmstone 246, Alison Gomez
237, and Helga Wagner 222.
Charles Wilfong 276
ROCKAWAY, NJ - Charles Wilfong fired a high game of 276 in the
County Tuesday Mixed League
Julio Soto rolled 258, Tony Greene 254, Sandy Turner 249, and
Dave Katz 246.
In the Fox Hills Seniors League Stan Czapka rolled 225, Jesus
Cruz 223, Lenny Richman 219, and Regina Nataluk 214.
Beth Williams rolled 200, Sal Antoniello 191, Barry Webb 189,
and Bill Hamilton 185 in the Morris Hills Mixed League.
Susan Chillemi rolled 198, Lois Kehma 191, and Angela
McDermott 174 in the Rockaway Womens League.
Joey Lamont 269
ROCKAWAY, NJ - Joey Lamont rolled 269, Stephan Szardenings
259, Harry Wright 255, Glenn Robinson 246, Mark Novembre 238,
Craig Brooks 234, and Joseph Wilkinson 232 in the Chester Mens
In the Greenbriar Seniors League Alex Dalmedo shot 193, and
John Oates and Vera Peterson 186.
Andy Boyd 244
ROCKAWAY, NJ - Andy Boyd paced the scoring in the Nor Bu
League rolling a high game of 244.
Justis Campbell hit 235, Stacey Tutus 234, and Adam Salsberg
In the Bumper Busters League Eli Zimmerman rolled 106 and
Cody Willis 100.
Matthew Dingnam rolled 183, and Gavin Mattes 164 in the Ball
Busters League.
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Tim O'Brien 290 Mike DeFalco 263 Carlton Davis 246
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - Tim O'Brien fired a high game of 290 in ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - In the Wednesday AM ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - Carlton Davis rolled
the Monday 4-Man Classic League. Trios League Mike DeFalco fired a high game of 263. 246, George Micaelowski 224, and George
Robert Farrell rolled 280, Danny Rothbard 278, and Mark Walton, John John Migliano rolled 254, Henry Clay 246 and Gary Micaelowski 224 in the Sunday HMA Memorial
Boock and David Goldman 268. Mangiello and Dwight Flowers 243. League.
Lisa Norris rolled 182, Jeannie Polacco 173 and Susan Randel and Quentin Jones rolled 236, Brian Morreale 234, and
Danielle Davis 171 in the Monday Classic League.
Daniel Carley 243
Shane Zaccolli 226 in the Sunday Adult/Youth ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - Daniel Carley rolled
John Baque 288 League. 243 Jeffery Persky 234 and Mekhi MIcael 205 in the
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - John Baque led the scoring in the Bowl Mario Parano 259 Saturday Scholarship League.
N Cruise II League firing a high game of 288. ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - Mario Parano paced Adrienne Lupo rolled 200 Lisa Pues 197, and
Brian Beale rolled 258, John Spinelli 236 and Sal Torrisi 228. the scoring in the Wednesday Night Mixed League Laurie Bettineschi 179 in the Tuesday Koffee Kats
Chris Barbaro 279 rolling a high game of 259. League.
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - Chris Barbaro fired a high game of 279 Willie Fessler rolled 255, Frank Masone 254, and
in the Custom Thumbz Doubles League. Gregory Frank 253.
Marc Walton shot 269, Leroy Singletary 264, Alby Pezzella 258, and
Anthony Cassonetto 251.
Keith Manza 279
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - Keith Manza topped the scoring in the
Wednesday Early Mens League rolling a high game of 279.
Stan Lane rolled 277, John Balbi 268, and Bob Thorne 265.
John Genna, Jr. 279
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - John Genna Jr led the scoring in the
Tuesday Late Mens League firing a high game of 279.
Tom Bammann rolled 268 Bill Latham 267, Scott Rufer and Dan
Rubino 265, and Anthony Bruno 259.
Joe LaSpina 268
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - Joe LaSpina fired a high game of 268 in
the Sunday Adult/Child League.
Peter Morreale rolled 260, Keith Massimillo 258 and Donald Jones
Keith Massimillo 267
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - Keith Massimillo fired a high game of
267 in the Oceanside Knights of Columbus League.
Ron Pastore rolled 266, Phil Schaffer and Robert Hernandez 258, and
Pete Morreale 255.
In the Rockvilles League Gerri Forrai hit 235, Judy Torres 233, and
Jeanette Holler 219.
Erica Gershkowitz rolled 203 and Sheila Weissman 172 in the Tuesday
Long Beach Catholics League
Randy Catania 267
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - Randy Catania fired a high game of 267
in the Thursday Mixed League
Raoul Vegosen rolled 258 Frank Cimino 256, Rick Boremski 255, and
David Williams 248.
In the Thursday El Cheapo Mixed League Robert Walkowiak rolled
216, Rich Snyder and Boris Sosa 215, and Sean McGinn and Barry
Lituchy 214
Ed Frontera 265
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - Ed Frontera fired a high game of 265 in
the Thursday Senior Birds League
Stanley Rosadio rolled 259, George Fields 255, and Charles Johnson
and Joe DiRe 237.