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Vol. 72 No. 25 August 24 - 30, 2011 50 cents

Dale Eagle Wins PBA Senior Decatur Open
This 12th Career Senior Tour Title Win ties him for second on Senior Tour career titles list
By Jerry Schneider - PBA DECATUR, Ill. – Dale Eagle of Tavares, Fla., won the Professional Bowlers Association Senior Decatur Open to notch his 12th career Senior Tour title putting him in a tie for second on the all-time Senior Tour wins list. The 65 year-old Eagle, who was inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in January, defeated Kent Wagner of Palmetto, Fla., 223-186, in the title match at Spare Time Lanes. “I was trying to be perfect on every shot and maybe too perfect,” said Eagle. “It was a tough shot where I had to play a straighter line. It was one of those tournaments where you needed some breaks to win and I got a lot of breaks in match play.” Eagle, a three-time winner on the PBA Tour, is tied for second with Gary PBA Photo Dickinson on the Senior Tour all-time wins Dale Eagle(right) collects the Senior Decatur Open trophy list and both bowlers trail career titles from Spare Times Lanes proprietor Gary Haines. leader John Handegard with 14. Eagle’s win was his first in two years with his Norm Duke has helped me work out a problem last title coming in the 2009 Senior Miller High with my release.” In the semifinals, Eagle defeated Harry Sullins Life Classic. His previous best finish this season of Chesterfield Township, Mich., 192-171, to was sixth in the Senior Don Carter Open. “I’ve had some health issues especially with advance to the championship match. Sullins was my knees and back and I’m working hard on get- trying for his second consecutive and third win ting in better shape,” said Eagle, the 1999 PBA overall this season. In the other semifinal, Senior Player of the Year and 1996 Senior Wagner, a two-time PBA Tour winner, defeated Rookie of the Year. “I’m working hard on my Dave Axon of Bellevue, Neb., 237-194. Both game and learning a lot from the younger guys. players were trying for their first Senior Tour win.

Lukas Zito Blasted 300 At Farmingdale Lanes
FARMINGDALE, NY – Lukas Zito earned top honors while contesting in the Monday 3-Man League at Farmingdale Lanes when he blasted games of 227 and 247 before posting twelve strikes for a perfect 300 game to tally the sessions high series of 774. Brian Beale shot came close to perfection when he tossed a 297 game then added games of 225 and 212 to finish with an impressive 734 set. Brian Beale rolled 279-647 followed by James Curran with 225266-228-719, Jeff Gallo 266-202647, Ray Permiceo 213-241-266720 and James Gavigan bowled a 257 game.

Bobby Lipinski 300 at T-Bowl II
WAYNE, NJ – Bobby Lipinsky tossed a 300 game while bowling in the Thursday Doubles II league at T-Bowl II then added a 232 game to finish with a 737 high set behind Mr. 300 Jim Hosier’s 726 series highlighted by games of 275 and 247. This was Lipinski’s second consecutive 300 game as he rolled one last week as well. Melissa Pyrt, a 169 average bowler, did well in this meeting posting a 235 game, rolling most pins over average for the women at plus 66. Steve Kurt took the men’s most pins over average with a 252 game, 91 pins over for the game. Pat Powell posted a 709 series followed by Jim Iaconio, Sr. with 690, Sal Nicosia 679, Rob Auriemma 671, Ed O’Neill 666 and Billy Ely rolling a 658.

Joe Kearney 290-1009 at Holiday
OAKLAND, NJ - Joe Kearney tossed a near perfect 290 game then added a 289 and 237 finishing with a 1009 high set in the Heineken Summer Trio at Holiday Bowl. Tom Stellingwert rolled 279280-249-1006 for a close second followed by Andrew Davidowicz 245-235-247-276-1003, Eric Cornog 258-289-235-1003, Mike Mullin 255-252-236-969, Jim Zimmerman 260-236-244-956, Bob Lipinski 259-256-246-956, Matt Mitchell 265-234-954, and Charles Anderson 245-248-943. .

Harry Sullins Wins PBA Senior Lake County Open For Second Title of the Season
By Jerry Schneider - PBA HAMMOND, Ind. (Aug. 11, 2011) – Harry Sullins of Chesterfield Township, Mich., defeated the most dominant player on the Professional Bowlers Association Senior Tour at Olympia Lanes to win his second Senior Tour title of the season. Sullins defeated Ron Mohr of Eagle River, Alaska, who was trying for a record-tying fourth title this season, 246-221, in the championship match. “It’s hard enough to win one title in a season, much less two,” said Sullins, who won the Senior Sun Bowl in the Villages earlier this season. “That’s especially true when you have to beat someone like Ron who’s having an unbelievable year.” Mohr, who did not compete in last week’s USBC Senior Masters, got off to the early lead in the title PBA Photo match throwing five strikes before leaving the 1-2-4-7 Lyle Zikes of Beverly Lanes on left with champion Harry in the sixth frame and failing to convert the spare. Sullins and All State agent tournament sponsor Mark “I had a lapse in concentration and never got back in Havlic. the moment,” said Mohr, “I was having such a good time that I probably let the emotion get the best of me.” Sullins, who is also a five-time winner on the PBA Tour, knew the importance of taking advantage of Mohr’s misfortune. “I knew if I could just double after Ron’s open it would turn the match around,” said Sullins whose first Senior Tour title came in the 2009 PBA Senior World Championship. “I had to draw on all of my experience making adjustments throughout the whole tournament to make the shots I needed in the semifinal and title matches.” In the semifinals, Sullins defeated hometown favorite and 2008 USBC Senior Masters winner Kenny Parks of Hammond, 246-189, while Mohr eliminated Hall of Famer and four-time Senior Player of the Year Tom Baker of King, N.C., 258-228.



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Bowling still remains a strange sport when it comes to separating the amateurs from the pros. Money doesn't decide because you can be an amateur and earn unlimited amounts and be a pro and not pocket a dime. The only strict divider is your membership in a professional group such as the Professional Bowlers Association. There also is a Japanese pro organization. But that leaves the majority of more than 100 bowling countries in the world without pro affiliation, and in those nations there are many major tournaments paying $10,000 to $30,000. And many of the countries reward their so-called amateurs with goodies such as merchandise, lodging and even employment when they win the so-called amateur events conducted almost everywhere. Youngsters are also getting into the act as scholarship grants are awarded in many junior tournaments. Women, who lost their pro

tour years ago, now are welcome to join the PBA and United States Bowling Congress and roll in what was once an all male territory. And from the lowest ranks of bowlers to the highest, tournament directors have made it easier to compete for one big reason---to gain as many entries as possible. Therefore you might see some pretty bad bowlers, talent wise, rolling in the U.S. Open or USBC Masters because they won a spot or have enough extra cash to pay the entry fee and expenses. On the other side you see highly talented and high average bowlers rolling in tournaments geared to lower average bowlers. Handicap systems are used in many events, some of them offering big money. Yet, the lure and much of the big loot in the sport remains with the avowed pros, and more than 4,000 top bowlers in the world are PBA members. Though they don't rate with athletes in other

sports when it comes to earnings, they do very well for a sport organization that didn't even exist a little more than 50 years ago. Walter Ray Williams Jr. is the career money leader with over four Million dollars. He also had the best single year, with $419,700 in 2002-03. Pete Weber has won more than $3 million, and Norm Duke, Parker Bohn, Brian Voss, Amleto Monacelli and Mike Aulby are well above $2 million. That's strictly official winnings, does not include special prizes, sponsor fees, incentive fees for wearing certain apparel and using designated equipment on TV, plus good fees for exhibitions and other appearances. Those who have found their niche in pro bowling can look forward to long careers, 20 to 30 years, and those that don't make it, can enjoy the chase. But don't try to class bowlers on their ratings as amateurs or pros, but simply on their performances.

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Howie Garfinkel 289
FARMINGDALE, NY – Howie Garfinkel led the scoring in the Tuesday Party League firing a high game of 289. Fred Catapano rolled 280-206-671, Brian Beale 279-236-708, Sean Brownson 278, James Curran 226268-697, George Bove 207-245-215-670, and Wayne Embleton 218-225-216-659. In the Wednesday Friends League George Rotberg shot 213-216-236-665, and Clayton Hunt 265.

Bobby Falcone 743
FARMINGDALE, NY – Bobby Falcone led the scoring in the Tuesday Party League firing games of 207257-279 for a high series of 743. Pat Martino rolled 279, James Curran 211-266-653, Steve Gonzalez 257, Fred Catapano 231-234-235-700, Rob Larsen 214-245-241-700, Curtis Brown 254-216-666, and George Tinch 212-231-215-658. In the Wednesday Friends League Joe Livolsi rolled a 255 game.

Brian Beale 716
FARMINGDALE, NY –Brian Beale paced the scoring in the Tuesday Party League firing games of 224-258234 for a high series of 716. Mike TenBrink shot 267, Rob Larsen 225-256-660, James Curran 235-246-210-691, and Nelson 216-226229-671. In the Kegel Challenge (different Sport shot every week) Adam Chase shot 257-266-224-747. In another session Adam rolled 227-200-257-684. In the Wednesday Friends League Dave Panichi shot 236-264-206-706

Adam Chase 937
FARMINGDALE, NY – In the Kegel Challenge League Adam Chase rolled 260-209-233-235-937 and Mark Bieler 289. In another session Mark Bieler rolled scores of 219-279-232 for a 922 set and Norm Ginsberg tossed 248211-245-229-933.

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By Bill Vint - PBA

SPORTS REPORTER August 24 - 30, 2011 PBA STARS HELP RAISE $300,000 FOR Kristina Frahm Earns PBA Scholarship JEFF GORDON CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION Kristina Frahm of Oswego, Ill., who helped the University of
support of Jeff Gordon’s Children’s Foundation and Riley Hospital for Children. The annual bowling fundraiser has generated more than $1.58 million to Riley Hospital for Children since its inception. In addition, Gordon made a pledge of $1.5 million to Riley Children’s Foundation in 2010, establishing the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation Pediatric Cancer Research Fund. Funds from the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation are creating a $1 million endowment for research conducted in partnership between Riley Hospital and the Wells Center for Pediatric Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine. The remaining $500,000 is addressing immediate research needs at Riley Hospital. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Maryland Eastern Shore win a pair of NCAA Women’s Bowling Championships and a USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships title as part of her four-year reign as a collegiate All-American, has been selected as winner of the Professional Bowler Association’s 2011 Billy Welu Scholarship.

PBA Hall of Famers Mike Aulby and Parker Bohn III, along with PBA Tour champions Danny Wiseman and Doug Kent, participated in the 10th annual “Jeff Gordon Bowling Ball” in Indianapolis on July 28, an event that raised more than $300,000 in

More PBA News
PBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli won a pair of gold medals for Venezuela in the men’s singles and men’s all-events categories in the 44th Lee Evans Tournament of the Americas at Sawgrass Lanes in Tamarac, Fla. Monacelli won the singles crown with a 12-game total of 2,657 pins and led in all-events with a 36-game total of 7,879 pins, a 218.86 average. The event, which drew competitors from 15 American Zone countries, ended on August 6.

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Rami Ahmed 793
HOPELAWN, NJ - Rami Ahmed led the scoring in the Monday Main Event League firing games of 255-259-279 for a high series of 793. Kevin Mal rolled 278-235-226-739, Ryan Friend 234-234-249-717, Brian Lynch 255235-224-714, Carmen Serignese, Jr. 279-213211-703, Nick Viverito 245-252-695, Stephen Brown 267-216-212-695, and Jen Daunno 237224-215-676. In the Monday Junior/Adult League Craig Chrobocinski rolled 204-225-628, and Lauro Perez 238.

Craig Chrobocinski 700
HOPELAWN, NJ – Craig Chrobocinski led the competition in the Monday Junior/Adult League firing games of 222-255-223 for a high series of 700. Lauro Perez rolled 210-256-224-690, and Daneille Medvetz 198-191-195-584.

Lewis Roles 699
HOPELAWN, NJ – Lewis Roles led the scoring in the Senior No-Tap League firing games of 263-264 for a high series of 699. Richard Rowley rolled 259-212-216-687, Larry Johnson 232-619, and Mary Doslik 203222.

Michael Consiglio 1038
HOPELAWN, NJ - Michael Consiglio led the scoring in the Handicap Doubles League firing games of 258-265-299-216 for a high series of 1038. John Kertesz rolled 248-279-289-1009, Jay Pintus 246-251-244-936, Russell McCarthy 222-256-222-231-931, Rich Nicholls 228-203225-270-926, Lauren DeTommaso 214-214248-243-919, and Jaime Mugnone 204-218246-213-881.

John Kertesz 696
HOPELAWN, NJ- John Kertesz led the scoring in the Performance Ball Trios League firing games of 231-211-254 for a high series of 696. Dale Schneider rolled 214, and Nick Shine 206. In the Jr. Hav-A-Ball League AJ Angotti shot 234-236, and Heather Medoro 210.

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