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Vol. 72 No. 9 May 4 - 10, 2011 50 cents
Missy Parkin is USBC Queens Winner
By Matt Cannizzaro - USBC Communications SYRACUSE, N.Y. - After a heart-breaking finish at last year's United States Bowling Congress Queens, there was no way Missy Parkin of Lake Forest, Calif., was going to let the coveted title get away again. The 29-year-old right-hander headed into the 2011 USBC Queens more determined than ever and defeated top-seed Elysia Current of Ephrata, Pa., 214-189, to claim her first major championship at the Oncenter Convention Center on Wednesday. The championship round aired live on ESPN2 and marked the first time a women's bowling event was broadcast in high definition. "I've made TV shows before, but I've never won, and words can't describe how I'm feeling right now," said Parkin, who took home the Queens tiara and $20,000 first-place check for the win. "I was raised in a pro shop and a bowling center, and this is something I've always dreamed about. To finally get it is an amazing feeling." Parkin made a run at the Queens title last year in El Paso, Texas, but her efforts were derailed by a 7-10 split USBC photo that haunted her for months after. She stepped up needMissy Parkin collected the USBC Queens Trophy ing a mark to defeat eventual champion Kelly Kulick in the second match of the night, but the untimely split left in Syracuse, NY. her with a fourth-place finish. Current, a 26-year-old right-hander, earned $10,000 "After last year's show, I was pretty devastated, and for the runner-up finish. for a while after that, every time I left the 7-10, I got In reaching the title match, Parkin downed USBC Hall angrier and angrier," said Parkin, whose only loss this of Famer and 2002 Queens champion Kim Terrellweek was against Current in the match to determine the Kearney of Grand Prairie, Texas, 235-172. TerrellNo. 1 seed for the TV show. "But today, I definitely had Kearney received $7,000 for the third-place effort. a different mindset. I told myself I needed to throw 10 To open the championship round, one-time good shots every game, and that's all I could do. That Professional Women's Bowling Association titlist Cathy was my plan all week, and it worked out well." Dorin-Lizzi of Sandusky, Ohio, defeated USBC Hall of Current started the championship match with three Famer and three-time Queens champion Wendy consecutive strikes before being slowed by a split and Macpherson, 180-168. three straight spares in frames five through seven. A Dorin-Lizzi was the only bowler in the 206-player missed washout in the ninth frame ended her bid for her field guaranteed to make the show, since she was slated first win on bowling's biggest stage, but she intends to to be the sideline reporter for the telecast, but she chose learn from the experience. a different route, which included a match-play win over "I didn't catch a couple of the shots like I should have, her hall-of-fame sister, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard. Dorinand the end result wasn't good," said Current, who was Lizzi's run came to an end in the second match of the the 2003-04 Collegiate Player and Rookie of the Year at night as she fell to Terrell-Kearney, 223-206. She took Fairleigh Dickinson and then went on to help Wichita home $5,000 for the fourth-place finish. State to a televised national championship in 2007. "I'm The 2011 Queens featured 206 of the top female definitely going to take what I learned here and use it to bowlers in the world competing for a total prize fund of help me achieve bigger and better things." $120,000.
Ralph Bernardo Blasted 826 In Montvale Major
By Joe Rizzi
MONTVALE, NJ - Ralph Bernardo was the star of Montvale Lanes in the Montvale Major League, firing an 826 series on games of 290, 267 and 269. Despite his great effort, however, Rick’s Pro Shop was defeated by GP’s Restaurant, 19-11. Rick Whitling bowled 247-269236-752 for GP’s. Toto Roldan rolled 278-268-233779, leading 12-In-A-Row Pro Shop to a 20-10 victory over CZ’s Pro Shop. Mike Pasch added 246216-256-718 for the winning team. Dave Hulsizer’s 226-279-247752 and Rocky Durocher’s 237237-255-729 led GDC Contracting to an easy 27-3 victory over Rite Way. Chris Trembath bowled 278214-226-718 and Jeff Schuster 234-210-257-701 for Rite Way. Matt Rovetto’s 279-255-203-737 and Kevin Mahon’s 221-245-253719 helped North Jersey Turf & Trim defeat The Game Zone, 1911. Alex Kowalchuk’s 247-218254-719 led BuddiesProShop.com past Valley Tent Rental, 22.5-7.5. John Rankin rolled 233-245-225703, Dave Spano 247-697, Joe Cauwels 248-695, Kevin Conroy 243-687, Tim Hurd 237-683, Mike Rovetto 259-682, Alan Fernand 289-679, Jeff Rovetto 247-672, Adrian Lawson 232-667, Tony Mascio 252-666, Larry Toppin 257-662, Bob Greenwood 257661, Chris Arbegast 236-654.
Johnny Petraglia, Jr. 300-822 At Brunswick Zone Carolier
Rudy Johnson, Ray Smarsh, Matt Hagae Hit 300
NO. BRUNSWICK, NJ - Johnny Petraglia, Jr. took high game and series honors while rolling in the Middlesex County Major League at Brunswick Zone Carolier Lanes firing games of 300, 267, and 255 for the session high series of 822. Rudy Johnson blasted 279-300215-794, Ray Smarsh 256-300212-768, and Matt Hagae 300207-202-709. Brian Lynch bowled 224-279258-761, Ryan Batty 279-235236-750, Rich Page 254-247-243744, Tom Girdley 262-255-221738, Bob Kontra 245-268-221734, Aaron Williams 255-248217-720, Dennis Riebesel 268247-205-720, Steve Columbus 267-212-237-716, and Ked 200245-268-713.
Eric Applegate 300 at Majestic
HOPELAWN, NJ- Eric Applegate blasted a 300 game in the Family League at Majestic Lanes. Steve Venito hit 223-242-278723, Kevin Kopko 225-223-267715, Rocco Fortunato 228-268215-711, Joe Bloodgood 238-232235-705, Bob Nebus 247-210216-673, James Medoro 236-633, and Karen Drost 222.
Mike Dias Wins His First PBA Title with the Senior Don Carter Open
By Jerry Schneider - PBA Media Relations WINTER GARDEN, Fla. (April 21, 2011) – After four seasons competing on the Professional Bowlers Association Senior Tour, Mike Dias of Lafayette, Colo., captured his first title by winning the PBA Senior Don Carter Open at Carter Family Bowl. Dias defeated Tom Howison of Chillicothe, Ohio, 215-176, in the championship match after winning five previous matches to get to the final. Two of those matches were against PBA Hall of Famers Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Ocala, Fla., and Mark Williams of Beaumont, Texas. “The toughest part of the whole day was definitely having to beat two Hall of Famers in back-to-back matches,” said the 54-year-old Dias who works as a software engineer for the Boeing Co. “You could PBA photo say it was a dream match against Walter Ray having to throw two New PBA Champion Mike Dias and Jim strikes to beat him.” Carter, proprietor of host center. In the Round of 8, Dias defeated PBA Hall of Famer and two-time Senior Tour winner Mark Williams 2-1 in a best-of-three-game match, and then in a semifinal match defeated Williams Jr. who was also last season’s Senior Rookie of the Year, 222-213, to advance to the championship match. “I had a feeling the scores would be low in the final match,” said Dias who has one PBA regional tournament title to his credit. “It was going to be a matter of which one of us adjusted the quickest. After the previous two matches I was actually pretty relaxed for the final so I just made the best shots I could and whatever happens, happens.” In the other semifinal match, Howison, a third-year Senior Tour Player also looking for his first win, defeated 2009 Senior Player of the Year Ron Mohr of Eagle River, Alaska, 173-138.
May 4 - 10, 2011
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The New York City United States Bowling Congress is in search of a Manager. The NYCUSBC is the local association responsible for certifying bowling leagues and centers in New York City. The Association / Office Manager, reports to the Board of Directors of the NYCUSBC. The work schedule is Mon-Thurs 8:30am to 4:00pm and does include some evenings and weekends.
Eric Smyth 290
FARMINGDALE, NY – In the Friday Late Mixed League Eric Smyth rolled 290-729, and Jen Ferraro 267-645. BJ Fuller shot 713 in the Tuesday Nite Owls League.
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Hari Soedarmasto 773
FARMINGDALE, NY - In the Friday Late Mixed League Hari Soedarmasto shot 277-773. Mike Tenbrink shot 278 and Mike Garfinkel 277 in the Sunday Early Mixed League. Bill Kremlicka hit 269-701 in the Monday Early Birds League.
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Bay Stauder 289
FARMINGDALE NY - In the Wednesday Early Men’s League, Bay Stauder rolled 289-743, and Clifford Jones 276. Brian Beale shot 706 in the Wednesday Party League.
Pictured here are the winners the Rockaway Lanes recent PBA Regional ProAm Tournament along with the Regional champion and runner-up. Richard Mark (proprietor Rockaway Lanes) Jimmy Westegaard, Haley Paccione, Matthew Goldberg, Emma Thies (Junior 1st place winners) Rick Graham winner Regional, Charles Anderson 2nd place Regional and Dori Tingoli (Rockaway Lanes Manager)
Jonnae Greaves 278
FARMINGDALE, NY - Jonnae Greaves led the scoring in the Tuesday Early Birds League firing a high game of 278 and a 726 series. Mike Garrido rolled 737, and Ed Conlon 722.
Joseph Kelch 289
FARMINGDALE, NY - Joseph Kelch led the scoring in the Wednesday Early Men’s League firing a high game of 289 and a high series of 791. Larry Straus shot 279-711, Lenny Kelch 278, Roger Costa III 277, Tyrone Brown 276-720, Bob O’Keefe 741, and Lukas Zito 726.
Clay Hunt 278
FARMINGDALE, NY - Clay Hunt shot 278, Tony Cardi 713, and Eric Smyth 703 in the Friday Late Mixed League. Al Spano shot 289-769 in the Saturday Nite Fun League.
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Leroy Williams 279
FARMINGDALE NY - In the Tuesday Early Birds League Leroy Williams shot 279, Fred Catapano 740, and Larry Romero 702. Ron Miller hit 279, Mike Gelman 712, and Drek Graf 707 in the Thursday 3-Man League. In the Friday Late Mixed League Bob Starzec hit 726. Bill Kemlicka rolled 269-701 in the Monday Early Birds League. Clay Hunt shot 706, Willie Petro 705, and Melvin Janey 701 in the Tuesday Early Birds League.
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May 4 - 10, 2011
May 4 - 10, 2011
Kevin Dorrman Hit 300 at T-Bowl
WAYNE, NJ – Kevin Dorrman blasted a 300 game in the Knights of Pythias League at T-Bowl II. Mark Duca shot 279-764, Ed O’Neill 269-717, Sean Crapps 265, Steven Barkley and Jason Lasser 258, and Marc Martorano 248.
Bonita Brantley 300 at Olympic
BELLEVILLE, NJBonita Brantley blasted perfect with a 300 game in the Belles/Beaux League at Brunswick Zone Belleville/OlympicLanes and Alvin Spraggins posted a 254 game.
Nikki Arrigo, 13-Years-Old, Bowler of the Week
By Vince Albrecht NORTH ARLINGTON, NJ 0121-11 – There were some fine singles thrown by the younger bowlers in Friday’s Adult-Junior play at North Arlington. 13-yearold Nikki Arrigo led the good news with the evening’s high game of 207, earning her Bowler of the Week honors. Even though her strong finish left Nikki with a creditable 508 set, her team dropped two close games to Those Guys, which benefited from young Danny Bivin’s 183 score. 11-year-old Taylor Horniacek tied her season best of 190 against the same opponent as second place 4 T’s Laneside I clipped the Cardinals, 7-0. The Mega Monkeys rode young Sam Passaro’s huge over average 159 to climb back into third place by winning three points from leagueleading 18 And A Half. In other matches, the Bottlecaps pulled off another upset victory, snaring two of three from Team Awesome II as 13-year-old Chris McBride finished on a high note with 191. 4 T’s Laneside II surged to within one point of fifth place by sweeping past G-Force, 7-0; 8year-old Tara Horniacek rolled two above average games for the victors. The week’s junior leader-board showed Taylor Horniacek and Sam Passaro with +56 followed by Chris McBride +51, Nikki Arrigo +48 and Danny Bivin +38. Their adult counterparts produced some impressive numbers, not the least of which was the pin-shattering 290-803 from southpaw Tommy Horniacek. Joe Cauwels scored 237-692; Tim Bray 269-687, Tom Bivin 245, Vin Albrecht 223 and Theresa Horniacek 202.
May 4 - 10, 2011
HAVESTRAW, NY – Alex Rodriguez shot a near perfect 299 game while rolling in the Boyz Nite Out league at Hi-Tor Lanes, Vicky Delle Femine rolled 244292-776, Hazel Li 241-634, and Jennifer Fox posted a 285.
Dave Pfeiffer 300 at Lodi
LODI, NJ – Dave Pfeiffer murdered the maples for a 300 game while competing in the Monday Lodi Classic League at Lodi Lanes. Jennifer Deblasi hit 233-270.
Alex Rodriguez 299 at Hi-Tor Chris Arbegast 796 at Montvale Lanes
By Larry Diebner MONTVALE, NJ - Chris Arbegast blasted scores of 269-259-268 for a 796 series to lead all scoring in the Thursday Nite Early Bird League at Montvale Lanes. Dave Spano 246-694 and Ed Kilianski 265-680 combined to help power Joe & Joe Restaurant to a first place finish for the first half of the split season. Other great shooting for the night included Tom Fojtlin 248-729, Jim Rivers 268716, Jack Horan 256-703, Mike Folchi 258-699, and Gerard McNerney 234-690.
Larry Diebner 744 at Montvale Lanes
MONTVALE, NJ - Larry Diebner fired scores of 246-245253 for a 744 series to lead all scoring on the opening night of the second half of the Thursday Nite Early Bird League at Montvale Lanes. Other great shooting for the night included Ed McAuliffe 279-716, Doug McFarlane Jr. 245-713, Tom Fojtlin 237-708, Eric Honor 279-708, Jimmy Rivers 266-704, Frank Picciotto 259-694, and Mike Scilingo 258682.
May 4 - 10, 2011
AT SOUTH LEVITTOWN
John Siano 756
LEVITTOWN, NY- John Siano led the scoring in the Thursday Night Foursome League firing games of 257-225 for a high series of 756. Tom Olino hit 277-707, Cary Kilvan and Thomas Taravella 268, Will McGaw 264, Jack Edvabsky 260, and Anthony Lupo and Rob Cunningham 257.
Anthony Gatterdam 710 Jenn D’Iorio 247
LEVITTOWN, NY – Anthony Gatterdam paced the Friday Astoria Federal Men’s firing 286257 for a high series of 710. Mike Agosta shot 279, Mike Clark 258, Shawn Blessinger 254, and Patul Verderosa 704. LEVITTOWN, NY- Jenn D’Iorio rolled 247, Jennifer Traina 201, and Theresa Rogers 200 in the Tuesdday Early Birds League. In the Wednesday Ladies Scratch League Virginia Vannier rolled 200-220, and Karen Pira 200.
Jag Gabino 300 at Farmingdale
FARMINGDALE, NY – Jag Gabino earned top honors in the Thursday 3-Man League at Farmingdale Lanes blasting a 300 game for a high series of 765. Dave Diamond rolled 279-752, and Eddie Brown 278-731.
Mike Lang 276
LEVITTOWN, NY – Mike Lang led the scoring in the Wednesday Grumman League firing a high game of 276. Doug Desousa rolled 265-700, Larry Langsam 249, Mark Munzo 247, and Lori Brizzi 245-647.
Irv Freed 265
LEVITTOWN, NY – Irv Freed led the scoring in the Thursday Hits N Misses League firing a high game of 265. Kevin Weiss shot 257, Jim Fenimore 256, Diane Moore 232, June Iacone 223, and Angela Bitsimis 211.
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Michael Anspach Balsted a 299 At Farmingdale Lanes
FARMINGDALE, NY- Michael Anspach led the scoring in the Thursday 3-Man League firing a high game of 299. Eliel Myers hit 289-732, Michael Bernardino 278, Robert O’Connor 277-748, and Eugene Neal 750.
Noel Vega 759
ROCKAWAY, NJ – Noel Vega led the Dave Valerius Trios firing a 279 game for a high series of 759. Shawn Casey rolled 246-714, Chip Vincent 244-635, Scott Van Syckel 243-640, Dori Tingoli 216, and Tami Mehesy 205. In the Tuesday Night Mixed League Dan Richards rolled 245600, Louis Fontanella 223 and Kara Cook 201. Tammy Baldwin shot 217 in the Women’s League.
Joe Larusso 727
ROCKAWAY, NJ - Joe Larusso led the County Tuesday Night Mixed bowling a near perfect 299 game for a high series of 727. Danny Nykforuk rolled 278-664, Bill Ratliff 265-684, Keith Garrison 257-715, Sandy Turner 254-670, Nichole Spratford 234656, Sue Marrero 204, and Maureen Yowe 195. In the Morris Hills Mixed League Bob McClaughan shot 217.
Joe Tobjy 264
ROCKAWAY, NJ - Joe Tobjy led the scoring in the Fox Hills Seniors League firing a high game fo 264. Don King and Rick Martone fired 214. Ed Galuksa 700 ROCKAWAY, NJ – Ed Galuska led the scoring in the Ball Busters League firing a 267 game for a high series of 700.
Ken George 687
ROCKAWAY, NJ – Ken George led the scoring in the Monday Early Birds League firing a 247 game for a high series of 687. Kevin Sikora rolled 245-638, Chris Larick 239-616, Jim Westergaard 234, and Linda Cordasco 204.
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Peter Furio 675
ROCKAWAY, NJ – Peter Furio paced the scoring in the Foursome League firing a 269 game for a high series of 675. Peter Saldino shot 268-695, William Ritaccio 257, Kurt Roper 253-686, Angela McDermott 235, and Liza Dinapoli 223. In the PBA Experience League Bill Carrier shot 241, Tim Panek 233, and Jonathan Maione 214.
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May 4 - 10, 2011
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Dorien Soto 720
HOPELAWN, NJ- Dorien Soto led the scoring in the Thursday Nite Mixed pitching 267-258-720. Jim MacBride rolled 213-269677, Scott Akalewicz 258-223663, Rollin E. Ball 215-256-657, and Andrew Smith 226-223-647. In the Merck League Bill Pyrz rolled 210-267-671, Anthony Scutari 223-202, and Tu Trinh 216.
Scott Akalewicz 703
HOPELAWN, NJScott Akalewicz led the Gemini Towing League with 222-243-238-703 set. Thomas Ortiz III shot 252-207230-689, Joe Herber 227-218209-654, Pat Moreno 237-223647, and Justin B. McDougald 233-214-624. Mark Cumber rolled 234 in the Bank League.
Bob Nevus 688
HOPELAWN, NJ – Bob Nebus led the Family League pitching 229-261 for a high series of 688. Steve Venito rolled 207-246-224677, Rocco Fortunato 202-246-220668, Kevin Kopko 225-245-666, Eric Applegate 210-202-603, Benjamin Bobrowski 242, Joey Mack 224, Anthony Angotti 222, and Susan Bobrowski 216-207-600.
Don M. Hellhake 710
HOPELAWN, NJ – Don M. Hellhake led the scoring in the Thursday Mixed Nuts League firing games of 277-247 for a high series of 710. Kevin Kennelly rolled 218-229246-693, Don E. Hellhake 234246-200-680, and John Syslo 201248-225-674.
Paul Woitowicz 702
HOPELAWN, NJ – Paul Woitowicz paced the Iselin AA League firing games of 212-224266 for a high series of 702. Danny Hunter rolled 211-248621, Andy Phillips 258, Rob Hennesy and Barbara Woitowicz 236.
Paul Harney 652
HOPELAWN, NJ – Paul Harney paced the Tuesday Nite Trios League firing games of 227-224201 for a high series of 652. John F. Hornyak, Sr. rolled 201268-638, Richard J. Gibbons 203220, Bryan D. Senatore 256, and Charlene Martino 214-216-625.
Bill Larsen 702
HOPELAWN, NJ – Bill Larsen led the scoring in the Knights of Columbus League firing games of 257-223-222 for a high series of 702. Cid Stentella rolled 226-220214-660, Nick Simone 246-216656, Jeff Nemeth 246-216-642, and John Baginsky, Jr. 212-224205-641.
Ryan Kirkland 665
HOPELAWN, NJ- Ryan Kirkland led the scoring in the Tuesday Nite Trios League firing games of 215258 for a high series of 665. Richard Gibbons rolled 239-215648, John Hornyak, Sr. 210-202234-646, and Paul Harney 237-612. In the Sunday Nite Mixed League Tino Mendez rolled 234207-247-688, Rich Nieratka 212237-210-659, Bobby Sarvida 212247-633, and Sean Williams 242.
Jim MacBride 693
HOPELAWN, NJ – Jim MacBride topped all bowlers rolling in the Thursday Nite Mixed League firing games of 235-236-222-693. Andrew Smith rolled 289-665, Vinny Medvetz hit 221-202-236659, Scott Akalewicz 244-213656, and Matt Cestone 205-203240-648.
James Medoro 700
HOPELAWN, NJ- James Medoro topped the scoring in the Family League firing games of 278-205217 for a high series of 700. Rocco Fortunato shot 238-258675, Al Patrick 244-245-666, Kevin Kopko 249-646, Joe Bloodgood 244-221-646, and Karen Drost 236-213-643.
Rich Rowley 666
HOPELAWN, NJ – In the Winter Senior Citizens League Rich Rowley rolled 211-234-221-666, Jerry Petti 204-213-600, and Ed Suster 177.