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Sean Rash Wins PBA Tournament of Champions Brian Ricciardi Hit 815 at T-Bowl
By Bill Vint - PBA
LAS VEGAS Sean Rash of Montgomery, Ill., won the PBA Tournament of Champions at Red Rock Lanes, ending a five-year, 14-tournament television drought with a 239-205 victory over Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, N.Y. Rash, who hadnt won a title since the 2007 United States Bowling Congress Masters, started the title match with four strikes and bowled an almost errorfree game to win the $80,000 first prize and the fifth title of his career. This one ranks right up there with the most important titles Ive ever won, Rash said. Your first title is always special, and so is your first major, but this tournament is special because everyone who bowls in it is a champion. The other guys in the finals are all great young players. PBA Photo The biggest thing is learning from your failures. I Sean Rash is Champion of Champions ending a learned that a long time ago, and Ive worked hard to five-year drought with a 239-205 win. overcome my mistakes, the 29-year-old said. The great thing about winning a title like this is were all his next 10 shots. Belmonte couldnt solve the right family out here. Every other player wants the other guy lane until the 10th frame and by then it was too late. Belmonte came into the finals with three victories durto succeed. It really feels good. With his title, Rash also inserted himself into the ing the 2011-12 PBA Tour season and was considered PBA Player of the Year chase. He unofficially led the a leading contender in the PBA Player of the Year race. In the opening match, Ciminelli defeated another Tour in earnings, average and competition points while Player of the Year contender, Mike Fagan of Dallas, finishing in the top 10 in 11 of 14 tournaments. Ciminelli had nothing but praise for Rashs perform- 190-182, in a mistake-filled match. Fagan opened in ance after eliminating two PBA Player of the Year can- three of his first five frames before rallying with a late turkey. Ciminelli also survived a pair of unconverted didates in his first two matches. Im disappointed I didnt win, but Sean bowled a splits, throwing the first string of three strikes in the great game. He earned it, Ciminelli said. Getting to match to protect his slim lead and converting a 7 pin in the title match was another step in my career. I won by the 10th frame to lock up the win. Fagan had won a far the biggest check Ive ever gotten ($40,000), I qual- pair of 2011-12 titles including the United States ified for the Japan Cup and Ill get to bowl in the PBA Bowling Congress Masters, one of the PBA Tours four major championships. Summer Series, so it was a big week for me. With Ciminellis loss, the PBA Tour completed its first In the semifinal match, Ciminelli missed a 7 pin in the first frame but raced away to a 257-223 victory season since 1962 without a left-handed title winner. over Australias Jason Belmonte, striking on nine of

NO. ARLINGTON, NJ Brian Ricciardi topped the scoring in the Knights of Pythias League at TBowl II firing games of 236, 290 and 289 for a session high series of 815.

Chris Pagano rolled 254-727, Mario Pietrobono 276-727, Mihai Cirstea 265, Ed ONeill 259, Marc Martorano 258, Dave Herman 257, and John Calcante and Rob Gilbert 255.

Wally Casola 812 at Fairlawn


By Steve Nitch FAIR LAWN, NJ Wally Casola took high series honors rolling in the Friday Night Scratch League at Fair Lawn Brunswick Lanes tossing games of 278, 279 and 255 to finish with an 812 series. Loucas Georgiou was runner-up with an impressive 768 on games of 246, 268, 254. Henry Carlos was right behind with a 763 on games of 246, 259, and 258. Adam Concepcion tossed 239256-236-731, Felix Perez 244202-278-724, Edwin Diaz 276213-216-705, Other mentionable scores rolled by Karl Kalogera 289, Jerry Boggi 258-241, Matt Liss 256, Dave Naugle 237-279.

Jim Ketterer Hit 806 at Holiday


OAKLAND, NJ - March 22nd was a special night for Jim Ketterer. While bowling in the Thursday Nite Late Men's League at Holiday Bowl Jim opened the competition with a 300 game. It was the 14th perfect score of his career. But Jim's night was not over yet. He had an average 2nd game with a 216 but his 3rd game was another gem. After starting out with a solid 10 pin and spare, Jim went on to throw 11 strikes in a row to finish with a 290 and an 806 series. This was Jim's 2nd 800 of his career and he beat his previous high series by 4 pins.

Ken Horvath 300 at Majestic


HOPELAWN, NJ Ken Horvath rolled a 300 game while contesting in the Middlesex County Classic League at Majestic Lanes. Richard Russo shot 280-279751, Ed Hayes, Jr. 208-267-275750, Nick Guarneri 234-227-289750, Rocco Fortunao 204-268267-739, Andy Poludura 249-258232-739, Joe Herber 257-246235-735, Eric Oppenheim 237278-220-735, and Glenn Mohr, Jr. 279-224-211-714.

Dave Hulsizer 815 in Montvale Major


By Joe Rizzi MONTVALE Dave Hulsizer led all scorers in the Montvale Major League, rolling an 815 series on games of 267, 269 and 279. His fine effort led GDC Contracting to an easy 32-1 victory. Rocky Durocher added 236-695 and Tony Mascio 269-684 for the winning team. Tom Van Wort bowled a 752 series on games of 268, 225 and 259, leading Rite Way to a 27-6 rout over Bergen Batting Center. Mike Folchi added 233233-237-703 for Rite Way. John Rankin's 258-243-235-736 and Mike Rovetto's 213-226-290-729 helped Valley Tent Rental defeat Rick's Pro Shop I, 22-11. Rick's Guevarra posted 278-226-204-708 followed by Alex Protin 255-238-210-703, Adrian Lawson 214-221-265-700, Bob Greenwood 237-697, Joe Alfano 250-696, Ralph Bernardo 248-695, Keith Lee 278-695, Mike Wuhrman 268-693, Justin Hawkins 269-693, Larry Toppin 256-693, Rick Whitling 240693, Mike Pasch 245-690, Jun Roldan 248-690, Toto Roldan 248-681, Jason Tenorio 228-676, Ken Demchak 245-675, Chris Trembath 243-672, Ramil Caburnay 244-664 and Bob Balzarek 245-661.

Jason Maulbeck 300 at Plaza


MADISON, NJJason Maulbeck blasted a 300 game in the CMIL League, along with a high series of 771. Margaret Byrne hit 246, and Jennifer Dunklin 631. In the Monday Night Ladies League Lori Pucek rolled 206, Nancy Roberts 202, and Carolyn Paddock 201.

Michael Malagreca 300 at Rabs


STATEN ISLAND, NY Michael Malagreca, Sr. blasted a 300, along with a 246 for a 756 series in the Tom McGuire Senior Mens League at Rabs Country Lanes. Tom Magrone shot 247-280258-785, Tommy Dinardo, Jr. 258707, Joe Valente 247-706, James Cartledge 259-679, Sammy Hernandez 243-678, and Chris DiLauro 245-671.

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Dave Hulsizer 774 in Montvale Major


By Joe Rizzi MONTVALE Dave Hulsizer continued his great bowling, leading all scorers for the second straight Tuesday in the Montvale Major League, rolling a 774 series on games of 257, 279 and 238. His fine effort led GDC Contracting to a 20.5-12.5 victory over BuddiesProShop.com. Rocky Durocher added 208-256-256-720 for the winning team. Larry Toppin bowled 201-265-248-705 for Buddies. Justin Hawkins rolled 255-243-255-753 and John Rankin 257-226246-729, leading first-place Valley Tent Rental to a 23.5-9.5 victory over CZ's Pro Shop. Ron DeLuca bowled 224-237-247-708 for CZ's despite the defeat. Jun Roldan's 269-247-228-744 powered Rick's Pro Shop II past Rick's Pro Shop I, 19-14. Jason Tenorio and Rick Guevarra led Rick's Pro Shop I with 257-235-247-739 and 232-243-238-713, respectively. Toto Roldan's 278-269-726 and Tom Flynn's 260-255-706 helped 12-In-ARow Pro Shop rout DFWTOM, 25.5-7.5. Dennis O'Flaherty bowled 226-247244-717, Bob Higgins 227-257229-713, Kevin Conroy 290-233-705, Carl Garcia 278-684, Alan Fernand 267-677, Jeff Rovetto 246-675, Mike Rovetto 246-672, Mike Wuhrman 253-671, Mike Pasch 231-670, Chuck Ontal 240-670, Bob Greenwood 245-663, Joe Alfano 248-660, Keith Lee 237-658, Rick Whitling 232-656 and Brian Masincup 247-653.

MAPLE LANES HIGHLIGHTS


Men: John Grable 298/687 Peter Radioli 290/745 Randall Wilson 290/737 Steve Laurelli 289/711 Chris Merola 279/718 Women: Kayla Stavrou 245/616 Mindy Joseph 244/633 Nicole Candela 243/672 Bonny Feliciano 234/627 Vanessa Bobe 226/614 Joan Mesiti 226/638 Gillian Clarke 225/615 Youth: Teens: Michael Martell 279/727 Steve Aiello Jr. 267/681 Gary Pacheco 266/642 Gabriel Vazquez 241/624 Joseph Romano 213/577 Alexandra Shock 210/589 Christina Kaye 201/547 Joseph Trapani 184/504 Kyle Leahy 166/401 Juniors: Lawrence Bianco 166/398 Jaclyn Bianco 165/432 Brooklyn Wheeler 152/342 Nicolette Cangro 114/318

2012 USBC Womens Championships Underway in Reno


By Aaron Smith - USBC

Tim Dunn, Reno Gazette-Journal photo

ROCKAWAY ROLLERS
Friday Tri-Mixed: Geno McCroy 197-502, Fren Driver 190-547, Jerry Szekula Jr. 180 game, Deb Montgomery 202-554, Michelle halko 170-453. Spanish American Mixed: Jason Dominguez 275-733, Benny Nieves 250-673, Eddie Acevedo 247-673, Maria Marrero-Kirc 149-413. Junior Leagues Sizzlin Strikers: Nicholas Theis 197-435, Benjamin Cruz 163-428, Ben Miller 158-427, Aaron Wasilas 133 game, Emma Thies 146-405 Weekend Warriors: Tyler Bott 191-538, Mary Wright 179-405, Emma Wright 149-435, Carlyssa Leigh 142-377. Gutter Busters (2 games): Andrew Bassett 96-189, Marek Kazik 89172, Chelsey Cruz 81-154.

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Mitch Weinberg 738
MADISON, NJ Mitch Weinberg led the scoring in the CMIL League firing a 279 game for a high series of 738. Jennifer Dunklin hit 231. In the MC Police & Fire League Matt Mucci rolled 258, Dan Pridham 247-651, Bill Granata 237, and David Lee 650.

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RENO, Nev. - The 2012 United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships kicked off with a bang last Saturday as the first of more than 30,000 bowlers took to the lanes at the National Bowling Stadium. Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority Chairman of the Board Dwight Dortch and local and bowling-industry dignitaries helped welcome the participants and their guests back to The Biggest Little City in the World. The festivities featured a ribbon-cutting ceremony, the traditional Mass Ball Shot and live entertainment, which included "The Man in the Mirror," a theatrical tribute to the music of Michael Jackson. The show will be running at Eldorado Hotel Casino throughout the duration of the USBC Women's Championships. The opening squad saw 74 teams make their way down Center Aisle to usher in the 2012 event, which will run for 86 consecutive days, concluding July 8. During that time, more than 6,100 five-player teams will compete in the 93rd running of the world's largest participatory sporting event for women. USBC Hall of Famer Flora Mitchell, who made her 50th Women's Championships appearance on Sunday, rolled out the ceremonial first ball. The bowlers then participated in the Mass Ball Shot Ceremony, and 74 bowling balls simultaneously rolling toward the pins signified the official start of the tournament. The Women's Championships is making its record seventh appearance in Reno, with six of those being held at the 78-lane Stadium. The Women's Championships includes three average-based divisions and a 100-percent handicap format. The divisions are: Diamond, for bowlers with averages of 180 and above (handicap is based on 220); Ruby, for averages of 150-179 (handicap based on 180) and Sapphire, for averages of 149 and below (handicap based on 150). Prizes also will be awarded for the top overall scratch scores.

Dan Pridham 731


MADISON, NJ Dan Pridham led the scoring in the Tuesday 400 Doubles League firing a 274 game for a high series of 731. Dave Hanft shot 255-653, Mike Potter 237, and Donny Prisco 610. In the Monday Night Ladies League Lori Pucek shot 225-607, and Jodi Belli 203. Joe Fosko rolled 222, Ron Kazpenik 221, Joe Paino, Russ White, and Rich Kersted each tossed a 213 and Linda Adams hit 206 in the Pharma Plus League.
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By Vince Albrecht HACKENSACK, NJ - Taking cues from their celebrated senior sisters, Lyndhurst s Jordan Lopez and DePauls Joe Malyack, both freshmen, rose to the occasion in leading their teams to North Jersey sectional titles. Jordan rapped out a statequalifying 278-675 in North 1-A sectional play at Bowler City to lead Bergen County Group 1-2 champ Lyndhurst to the Group 1 sectional crown and Joe went one better, winning the North 1-B individual title at T-Bowl with 263-663, in propelling DePaul to the North 1-B Group 2 crown.

Mike Aiellos 710 at Parkway Lanes


Elmwood Park, NJ Mike Aiellos led all pin attackers with scores of 247-234-229 for a strong 710 series to lead the Wednesday, Teterboro Bowling League, at Parkway Lanes. Dave Irwin rolled 256-705, Matt Dunning 245-694, Ed Bakelaar Sr 278-688, Jan Dul 257-680, Doug Weiler 248-673, Steve Semancik 247672, Mike Semancik Jr 240-669, Rob Roman 245-667, Dave Begosh 277-666, Mark Marton 238-657 and Eddie Rojas 244-657.

Freshmen Lead Lyndhurst, DePaul to North Jersey Titles


Their older siblings, Lexus Lopez and Colette Malyack, North Jersey Girl Bowler of the Year candidates, contributed as well, both averaging better than 200 in their three-game sets. The 1-A individual title went to Don Boscos Vince Siekierski who bombarded the maples with a scorching 753 set. The top two teams in each of the four Groups along with the nine best individual performers in both the 1-A and 1-B sectional competition advance.

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In a dramatic race to the finish and with thousands of fan votes
Britney Spears has been named the 2012 Celebrity Bowling Hall of Fame champion and will be inducted into the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame. Spears bowled over a number of fellow celebrities and pop icons including, Hulk Hogan, Drake and LeBron James, before finally taking down Christina Aguilera the final round of competition to be crowned champion. Jeff Bridges (a.k.a. "The Dude" in The Big Lebowski) will also be honored as an inductee for winning the "Legacy" portion of the bracket for defeating rival bowling icon Bill Murray (a.k.a. "Ernie McCracken" from Kingpin). For more information, check out the Scoresheet Blog on www.gobowling.com.

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SOUTH LEVITTOWN LANES PIN POUNDING In the Monday Seniors: Michael Sala 225,606, Ray Wilson 212, Rich AT PLAZA Jones 205.
In the Monday LIA: Richie Visconti 278, Chris Liotta 266,670, Darren Thomas 254, Nick Marchelos 249, Jen Zappolo 257, Alice Debbie 206, Joanne Perry 215, Joseph Morreale 266, Chris Schnepp 265, Peter Taormina 260. In the Tuesday Early Birds Emily Socolow 223,623, Regina Sander 220, Denise Exner 213, Jamie Olson 210. In the Tuesday BK Sweeneys: Mike Gregorio 289-267, Joe McLaughlin 269,247,736,, Bill Hammond 255, Dan Hastings 247, Jeff In the Saturday K of C: Dean Halverson 245, Joe Rogers 236.Miller 246.

Victor Pitra 267


MADISON, NJ Victor Pitra led the Livingston Business Mens League firing a high game of 267. Mike DAries and Paul Demyanovich rolled 236, and Tom Klein 636. In the Tuesday Doubles League Donny Prisco rolled 232-652, Dave Hanft 227, Joe Fosko 226, Mark Masucci 636, and Dan Pridham 615.

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Carl Pratt 707
STATEN ISLAND, NY Carl Pratt led the scoring in the Tom McGuire Senior Mens League firing 246-276 for a high series of 707. Jim Slein rolled 258-265-705, Joe Carlo 256-711, Kent Grzelzka 279, Tom Nolan 245-702, Mark Frezza 243, and Thomas Wykle 244.

Tom Kaynak 774 in OLV


By Al Smetana WAYNE, NJ Tom Kaynak was heavy hitter in the Our Lady of the Valley Mens Bowling League at T-Bowl II rolling games of 279 and 259 on the way to a session high 774 series. Mike Vigorita rolled 269-716, Randy Klein 278-717, Mark Galliano 241-664, Jeff Dudas 235-643, Rich Shanley 228-637, Dave VanHarken 228-600, and Ben Bucaro 214-599.

Tuesday Early 5 Man The High Scratch game for this league was 263 bowled by Joe Damico , Charles Worth Tom Twist and Joe leardo Jr 258 Dennis Richie 257, Kevin Easton 256, Dante Lyer256, Toto Jowono,242,255. Bob Simone , Cory Czechowiski,247, Tom Twist 246, Jason Rybak, 245, Jermey Rybak, Kevin Easton, Ed Lisi 243, Rich Pero Jr240, Bill Clayton 238 , Fred O Callaghan237, John rebecky 235. Scratch High Series goes to TaDah Tom Twist 731, Toto Jowono 730 Charles 726. St Misfits Gary pelican came up with the high score in this league with his 255, Mike Roman had two nice games 235,222, Cory Sherman 221, Carl Strunk 220, Billy Johnson & Shirley Taylor 208. Adult Jr. The Adults: Jeff Di Domenico 246-214, Rich Kanski 244,211, Scott Rysz 203, Mike Perez Sr 200. The Jrs: Alex Consulmagno 180-168-163, Frank Coste 195 Jade Seegers 153,141 126. Tyler Murray 162.

Ann M. Rubilotta 652


STATEN ISLAND, NY Ann Marie Rubilotta led the scoring in the Tuesday Early Birds League firing games of 234-224 for a high series of 652. Louise Proscia shto 09, Michele Spaan 205, Laura Haring 207.

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CUSTOM THUMBZ DOUBLES Antoine Sinclair & Quentin Collins shared the spotlight with perfect 300 games each with a 279 and an 815 for Quentin! 280 for Chris Barbaro; 279s for Tom Riccobono and Eddie Sakyiamma; Ray Brooks with a 276; a pair of 267s from Michael Ramirez and Joe Austin; From the Women Nadine Williams-Clory shot a 269, 224 and 202; 266, 247 and 225 from Edith Davis with a 738 series; Audrey Singleton gave us a 246 and 243

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Steve Venito 794
HOPELAWN, NJ Steve Venito led the scoring in the Family League firing games of 248-257289 for a high series of 794. Robert Krimin rolled 242-236289-767, Rocco Fortunato 215219-215-649, Chet Gurbisz 203226-605, Alexa Venito 227, Benjamin Boborwski 230, Anthony Angotti 218, and Bobby Krimin 214.

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Joe Grossi 671
HOPELAWN, NJ Joe Grossi led the Knights of Columbus firing games of 256-224 for a high 671. Cid Stentella shot 225-211-625, Mark Makwinski 202-217-615, and Joe Vollmuth 205-216-610.

Joe Herber 665


HOPELAWN, NJ Joe Herber led the la Buona Pizza League firing 202-278 for a high series of 665. Jennifer Caval shot 287-664, Ronald Rosario 253-267-656 and Kristen Troutman 235.

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Aaron Williams 751


HOPELAWN, NJ Aaron Williams led the scoring in the Sunday Nite Mixed League firing games of 225-270-256 for a high series of 751. Lauro Perez rolled 203-276-214693, Robert Krimin 216-258-209683, Alex Ramos 219-278-678, Cid Stentella 245-220-203-668, and Miek Acevedo 205-233-214652.

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Joe Thurston 706


HOPELAWN, NJ - Joe Thurston led the Friday Nite Mixed pitching 237-211-258 for a high 706 series. Frank Testa rolled 216-267-669, Vinnie Russo 212-217-219-648, Kenny Anderson 217-225-206648, Dave Rezes 245-210-647, and Kevin Eccleston 259-637.

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Don Anione 673


HOPELAWN, NJ - Don Anione topped the His & Hers League firing 216-227-230 for a 673 high series. Michael Holocka rolled 269-643, Carmine Latin 267-202-622, John Vignola 228, and Bonnie DeSimone 212. In the Avenel Youth League Tom Sharfetz rolled 223-237-621, Jordan Rey 203-227-616, Anthony Ruiz 224-203-615, Mark Scotto DiVetta 221, and Rowan Wyatt posted a 205 game.

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Bill Pope 666


HOPELAWN, NJ - Bill Pope paced the scoring in the Friends & Family League with games of 233-245 for a 666 high series. Bill Martino rolled 212-231-642, Phil Gessner 204-234-609, and Lou San Jose 209-228-607.

Ryan Flessner 654


HOPELAWN, NJ Ryan Flessner led the scoring in the Merck League firing games of 204-279 for a high series of 654. John Halliday rolled 202-222613, and Robert McCracken 224.