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Vol. 73 No.10 May 9 - 15, 2012 50 cents

Diandra Asbaty Wins USBC Queens

By Lucas Wiseman - USBC ARLINGTON, Texas - The last time Diandra Asbaty of Chicago reached the championship match of the United States Bowling Congress Queens, she bowled a match to forget. This time, she bowled a match she will never forget. Asbaty defeated USBC Hall of Famer Carolyn DorinBallard of Keller, Texas, 244-227, to win her first career major title at the 2012 USBC Queens presented by Storm. In 2007, Asbaty also advanced to the Queens final but lost to Kelly Kulick, 192-143. This time she would not be denied. Asbaty needed a strike and seven pins in the final frame and threw three perfect strikes to lock up the win at the International Training and Research Center. "I'm still in shock and literally feel like I'm in a dream," said Asbaty, a 14-time Team USA member. "It's every girl's dream to step in the 10th against a bowler like Carolyn and throw a strike to win. She was one of my idols growing up and really inspired me." Asbaty said the experience in 2007, when she lost as the Queens top seed, helped lead her to the moment she experienced this time. "If I could take what happened in 2007 and change it, I still wouldn't do it," said Asbaty, who was the No. 3 seed in Tuesday's finals and picked up $20,000 for the win. "That moment and that heartbreak made this win possible." Dorin-Ballard, who earned $10,000 for finishing second, got at least nine pins down on every ball in the title match and struck seven times, but a 7 pin in the ninth and

Jimmy Vega Jr. Blasted 300-857 Dantei Tiongco-300 at Jib Lanes

FLUSHING, NY - Jimmy Vega Jr. Found perfection banging out a 300 game while competing in the United Filipino Bowling Club at Jib Lanes and finished the session posting a very impressive 857 series. Dantei Tiongco also tossed twelve in-a-row to tally a 300 game as well.

Rocky Durocher Rolled 300-805, Justin Hawkins Hit 300-804, Chris Trembath 300 at Montvale
By Joe Rizzi MONTVALE Rocky Durocher led all scorers in the Montvale Major League, in one of the highest scoring sessions in the history of the league. Rocky's 805 series, on games of 300, 236 and 269, led GDC Contracting to a 27-6 victory over 12-In-A-Row Pro Shop. Dave Hulsizer added 279-246-258-783 for the winning team. Toto Roldan rolled 229-243-257-729, Tom Flynn 225-269-223-717 and Ramil Caburnay 279-245-707 for 12-In-ARow despite the defeat. Justin Hawkins also had a great performance, bowling an 804 series on games of 300, 247 and 257. His effort led Valley Tent Rental to a 267 victory over Bergen Batting Center. Chris Trembath had the third 300 of the night, adding a 231 game and finishing with a 719 series. Teammate Chris Arbegast finished with 247-224-235-706, but despite their efforts Rite Way was defeated by DFWTOM, 18-15. Rick Guevarra's 207-256-277-740 helped Rick's Pro Shop I edge CZ's Pro Shop, 18-15. Jun Roldan rolled 265-236-235-736, but despite his effort Rick's Pro Shop II was defeated, 21-12. Other fine scores for the week included: Fred Knispel 246-697, Forde Prigot 258-694, Ron DeLuca 235-688, Brian Masincup 247-687, Larry Toppin 268-686, Jason Tenorio 264-682, Ed Smith 246680, Mike Rovetto 245-678.

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Diandra Asbaty with her USBC Queens tiara and trophy.

a 10 pin in the final frame opened the door for Asbaty, who tossed the final six strikes. "Am I disappointed, absolutely, but I put the ball in the pocket and you can't control what happens sometimes," said Dorin-Ballard, who won the Queens in 2001. "Now it's time to work a little harder and get ready for the U.S. Women's Open in June." A total of 131 of the top bowlers competed in the Queens, which featured a prize fund of $110,000.

Adam Baer Wins PBA East Region

Rockaway Lanes Chameleon Open

By Russ Mills -PBA ROCKAWAY, N.J. Adam Baer of Gettysburg, Pa. defeated Greg Ostrander of Wall, N.J. in the Professional Bowlers Association East Region Rockaway Lanes Chameleon Open at Rockaway Lanes. Baer, the top seed going into the stepladder finals, needed to fill 19 pins in the final frame to earn his 2nd career regional title. Baer earned $2,500 while Ostrander earned $1,350 as the runner-up. Ostrander also earned the East PBA Photo Regions first paid entry into the Regional Champion Adam Baer, center, with Rockaway Lanes 2012 PBA World Series of proprietor, Richard Mark and general manager, Tori Tingoli. Bowling as highest finisher among players who entered the East Regions optional onship events. In addition, the player who earns the animal pattern championship series competition. most competition points for all four animal pattern During the coming months, the East Region will tournaments also will win a berth in the World also conduct Cheetah, Scorpion and Viper champi- Series of Bowling.

Jim Zimmerman, John Lewis Rolled 300 at Holiday Bowl

OAKLAND, NJ Jim Zimmerman and John Lewis each blasted 300 games and then also rolled a high series of 770 to tie for scoring honors in the Coors Light Singles at Holiday Bowl. Shawn Aiello rolled 299-257203-759, Eric Cornog 290-267208-765, Mike Mullin 268-268239-765, Charles Anderson 279225-276-780, Tom Gentilella 279258-223-760, Jim Hosier 258258-227-743, and Mike Fradkin 258-247-203-708.

Drew Rucinski 300 at Majestic

HOPELAWN, NJ Drew Rucinski blasted a 300 game, along with 205-211 for a 716 series in the NJ Turnpike League at Majestic Laens. Pat Jones rolled 225-249-258732, Michael Morris 231-296725, Basha Miller 243-217-656, Ed Aumann 258-631, and Joyce Ellison 202.

stick firm and change it to a memorial. When the west was still young, so was Pat McDonough, but he remained young all the days of his long life. Family was important to him, and he had a number of families. First there was his blood family, and he kept tabs on them all. Then there was his baseball family, the sport he covered so well as a young journalist. That baseball family included the likes of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Leo Durocher, Joe Di Maggio, and a list of Hall of Famers too long to note. He talked with them, ate with them, traveled with them, and chronicled them. There was his writing and journalistic family. First, with the baseball and harness and horse racing writing fraternity, and then with his bowling writing buddies and all the rest of the media, print, radio, and TV. He was deeply involved and helped conceive, write and produce the first bowling show ever, on TV, more

As Memorial Day approaches it is a-fitting time to remember. "Pleasant memories are a collection of magic moments sown and harvested through the years." And this indeed is the legacy of Pat McDonough, who, although he was but a few days shy of his 90th birthday when he died,passed away all too soon, back in 1996. He-would be 106 now, but remains timeless. A gentleman and a scholar, a historian, a husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and a friend, honored and respected by all. A gathering originally was scheduled to honor Pat on his 90th birthday. On his passing it was decided to

May 9 - 15, 2012 than 60 years ago. In bowling he was an all-everything, a bowler, a league and tournament organizer and conductor, an idea man, an officer of all types of bowling organizations. He was a stickler for accurate records and he was a master at digging up interesting and unique records. He also carefully scrutinized material oral and written and politely but firmly corrected and constructively criticized. His Mensa class mind was sharp, and sure. And always, he exhibited a keen sense of wit and humor. He brightened up any dark room, gave delight to many a dull affair, and usually left them laughing, no matter how grim a situation might seem. Pat McDonough was a man for all seasons, for all centuries, for all people. We honor him for all he was and all he always will be. Memories are storehouses of imagination, the treasuries of the past. Pat's memories will stretch into forever.


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Don Schwed 726
MADISON, NJ Don Schwed led the scoring in the Tom McGuire Senior Mens League rolling 279-278 for a high series of 726. Bob Coogan rolled 258-722, Joe Grilo 246-241-678, Joe Carlo 258-676.

Chip Bonanno 712

MADISON, NJ Chip Bonanno led the scoring in the Senior Mens League firing games of 235-280 for a high series of 712. Alvo DePetro shot 204-253-640, Andy DeMario 225-238-635, Jenn Castro 235-250-624, Benny Garcia 246-230, Dick Desroches 258, and Duke Vellozzi 246.


Friends and Family Mixed Showtime Hanley 300/767 Scratch Perry-300 IBEW League Jorge Ortiz-300 Tom Grecula-300 Matt Dugan-299 Ball & Chain League Richie Salcedo-299/799 Marlon Enriquez-295/779 Holy Family League Damon Santarsiero-298


Men: Larry Giannone 289/699 Steven Maruffi 278/720 Joshua Weinberger 277/784 Peter Radioli 268/709 Ed Penafiel 268/763 Robert Calabrese 267/714 Women: Betty Selmani 265/608 Leiba Sutherland 247/639 Pamela Conlon 246/640 Melinda Cziraki 243/621 Josephine Scoma 242/645 Mindy Joseph 241/612 Senior Men: Bob Mormando 267/619 Joe DelGreco Sr. 255/677 Alby Pezzella 237/694 Joe Serrantonio 230/626 Senior Women: Vivian Striano 235/561 Judy Tosto 216/574 Frances Bellucci 213/515 Jeanette Dasaro 178/515 Dolores Misciagna 173/505 Teens: Steven Aiello Jr. 256/622 Gary Pacheco 240/662 Juniors: Brooklyn Wheeler 187/427 Nicholas Pira 153/369 Michael Pelletiere 137/372 Sean Pecoraro 127/343 Kaitlyn McKenzie 124/290 Jonah Smith 122/330

Harry Franz 695

MADISON, NJ Harry Franz led the scoring in the Wednesday Trio League firing a 258 game for a high series of 695. Dave Krivak rolled 247-687, Dick Raymond 243, Frank Baragona 636, and Stephanie Rahn 225.

4 By Vince Albrecht
BOONTON, NJ Pompton Lakes varsity bowler Dillon Cilento emerged as Holidays latest high roller in Stan Niemiecs Youth Travel play. After opening with 202, Dillon drew the attention of players and spectators alike by stringing an eight-bagger, only to be thwarted by a stone 9-pin on what seemed a perfect pocket hit. He finished with 255, the afternoons best score; his 620 set led all keglers and earned him Bowler of the Week recognition. Teammate Brian Rizzi tripped the plastics with 234-599 and southpaw


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Dillon Cilento Youth Travelers Bowler of the Week

Mike Carr added 214,201 as leagueleading Holiday won their position battle with Bowler City I, 5-2. Tops for BCI were Rob Gilbert, Jr. 211,201and Eric Grabusnik 201. Fair Lawns 12-year-old anchor Tyler Nappi pulled out the opener against Montvale with a tenth frame mark and in game two, due to a lane malfunction, had to wait six minutes before going after his 1-2-4 tenth frame leave, knowing he had to convert it and then roll a strike to win the game. Seemingly unflappable, Tyler converted the spare and then rolled a nine, gaining a tie for his team, made possible by teammate Madison Perrys strong 168 score. Montvale bounced back with a strong third game to come away with four of the seven points, behind Katie Didonatos 183-531 and 11-year-old Matthew Russells 179,172. In other matches, Haley Hassan scored 181,205 and Nick Reyes 179 as Bowler City II swept past Bowler City III, 2587-2481; Alijah Jackson rolled 177, BC IIIs high single and Olivia Wank had the teams high set with 427, well above her average. Boontons Karl Kattermann tallied 216, the days third best single and his mates all contributed in taking two of three from Bowler City IV; Patrick Teshima had 192, 195 while Adam Gelvan closed with 156 and Rose Feiwel added 148, 147.


In the Friday Astoria Federal Men: Brian Heyman 268,244,736, Mickey Gallagher 264,244,733, Mike Clark 237. In the Sunday AM Trios: Keith Hengel 288, Willie Lane 278, Jason Forshee 267, Sal Guidice 259, Sal Delvecchio 258, Dave Roberto 254, Gerry Dennis 713, Christina Schulze 278,258,741. In Monday LIA: Nick Marchelos 299,749, Joseph Morreale 269,245, Ed Werbeck 269,749, Shawn Blessinger 259,248,749, Marlo Weissman 219, Laura Hines 213, Lil Fucci 205. In Tuesday Early Birds: 242, Shari Gatterdam 213, Emily Socolow 205, Nancy Stuber 204, Regina Sander 202. In the Thursday Charles McShane 4-Man: Jon Orsini 279,746, Wayne Wright 268, Joe Henn 266,733, Dean Halverson 256, Peter Rodriguez 256, Vic Geryk 255,729. In the Thursday Night Foursome: Keith Pappas 279,269,749, Bret Doremus 279, Dan Kantor 278, Boomer Mackin 269,738, Rob Cunningham 267, Billy Scime 259,258,257,774, Matt Lalima 258,738, Mike Kraly 727.

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Jag Gabino 786
FARMINGDALE, NY Jag Gabino topped the scoring in the Thursday 3-Man League firing 269-227-290 for a high series of 786. Damon Brown shot 279-257-740, and Joe Casale 234-225-279-738.


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Jarred Wichnovitz 703
STATEN ISLAND, NY Jarred Wichnovitz led the Larry McSorley Junior League pitching 268-208-227 for a high 703 series. Nicholas Siegel earned a new level in his bowling when he tossed his first 200 game with a 209. Sean Feldman rolled 235-639, Chaz Carvalho 214, Caroline Gottlieb 214, Frank Bernardini 212, and Joseph Dorman 203.

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John Bergen 737

FARMINGDALE, NY John Bergen led the scoring in the Wednesday Early Mens League firing 233-268-236 for a high series of 737. Ken Brown shot 246-235-227-708, Charlie Turner 243-244-215-706, Steve Brandt 279-235-697, and Gary Brandt 279.

Prime Timers Walt Taormina Sr 216, Tom Irvolino 196 Don French 194, Joe Bev 192 , Greg Shenloogain 190. Coors Light Public Safety Kenny Lee 244-238 269 751, Kevin Tito Jackson 246, Gerard How u Doing Schell239, Emillo Jimenez didnt practice this week and he only had a 236 , Eddy Rolon 236, 226, Robert day 234,225, Jose Morell & Tim Letavish 222, Paul Lombardi bad shoulder and all bowled a 220 Pablo Spadavecchia 216 Lousy Bowlers There were some good scores I guess there not such Lousy Bowlers anymore Chris Lugo 219-213-215, Dan Johnson & Frank Ficctola 208. Big Daddy 203, El Guero 201 & Doreen Mondadori 203. Wed Ladies HDCP Jenna Cipolla had the high game for the night with her 223, Kim Birnardi 219, and Lorraine Fecanin 211, Nice Bowling Ladies.

Howie Garfinkel 735

FARMINGDALE, NY Howie Garfinkel rolled 268-257-735, and John Tiska 278-701 in the Goodtimers League. Steve Hamlin shot 223, Sean Mott 213, and Justin Borneo 208 in the St. Martins League.

Greg VanPelt 689

STATEN ISLAND, NY Greg van Pelt topped the SIVH League firing a 267 game for a high series of 689. Marco Reccinia shot 267-682, Rob Alvaraco 258-664, Marc Shapiro 239-664, Anthony Ginetto 256, and Bill Lyons 254.

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Kenny Demchak 710 at Parkway

ELMWOOD PARK, NJ Kenny Demchak led all pin attackers with scores of 236-255-219 for a high series of 710 in the Wednesday, Teterboro Bowling League, at Parkway Lanes. David Reilly hit 244-681, Jim Viola 246-680, Mike Semancik Jr 248673, Jan Dul 256-668, Mike Guglielmino 268-664, Mark Marton 243663, and David Friedhoff 225-651.

OCEANSIDE K of C Elwood Verity game us a 277; Nolan Ryder with a 276 and a 718 series; 266 from Ed Graeff with a 727 series; 265 from Andrew Massimillo and 257s from Keith Massimillo and Richard Tanner; 256 from Santo Ardolino. THURSDAY EL CHEAPO 238 from Lyle Chernoff with a 618 series; SENIOR BIRDS 257 for Aubrey Pereira with a 665 series; Richard Franklin shot a 256; 672 series from Huxley Smith. SUNDAY ADULT JUNIOR For the Men: 289 for Ramon DeLeon; 254 game and 702 series from John Balbi; 252 from Eric Osorio; For the Women: 207 game and 590 series for Barbara Migliorino; For the Boys: 277, 243 and 214 games for a 734 series from Cameron Lohr; 237 for Adam Malave with a 665 series; For the Girls: Andrea Turrisi with a 210; Jenn Ackerman had a 541 series. ROCKVILLES Betty Lescher had a great night with 248, 210 and 208 for a 666 Series! Stacy Salomides shot 226 and 224 with a 605 for three; 219 from Gloria Belmonte; Cathy Abbate threw a 214; 203 from Rhonda Portnoy ; TUESDAY NIGHT MEN Anthony DePace shot 279 and a 728 for three; 278 for Les Forrai with a 739 Series; 268 from Michael Forrai; Scott Kapica 256; Robert Gottfried 253 WEDNESDAY EARLY MEN 300 for Jeff Bishoff with a 718 Series; Pat Zenker 265 and 703 Series; Ben Gregoretti shot 258; 254 for Elwood Verity WEDNESDAY NIGHT MIXED Matt Wright had a 704 series; 279 and 700 Series from John Howarth; Charles Brower 268; Rennie Gardner 257; Willie Fessler 256 and 711 for three THURSDAY NIGHT MIXED Andrew Laurita had a 277 and 743 Series; 269 for Rich Laurita, Sr.; Phillip Karfinkel 258; 257s from Henry Geisperger, John Jenkins and Rich Boremski; Ray Berrios with a 256 KOFFEE KATS 209 from Adrienne Lupo; Donna Moonan 521 Series; 503 Series from Laurie Bettineschi CLARK GILLIES FOUNDATION Esther Alongi 205 and 529 for three.



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James Cypher 748
HOPELAWN, NJ - James Cypher led the Middlesex County Classic League firing games of 253-237-258 for a high series of 748. Walt Kronert rolled 246-257227-730, Nick Dotommaso 238251-236-725, Joe Herber 230244-246-720, Richard Russo 258276-716, John Kertesz 230-239234-703, Ken Horvath 268-244703, Eric Brown 236-234-230700, Rocco Fortunato 221-264214-699, Dyshon Coley 234-245219-698, Russell Bennett 236240-212-688, Richard Funk III 236-226-686, and William Bailey 263-686.

Cid Stentella 691

HOPELAWN, NJ - Cid Stentella led the scoring in the Knights of Columbus tossing 245-223-223 for a high 691 series. Richard Maddock rolled 204-

206-245-655, Bob Banko 203244-638, and Joe Vollmugh 236. In the Bank League John Sidorko rolled 222, Christine Sidorko 212, and Jim Smith 211.

Kathleen Pranio 718

HOPELAWN, NJ Kathleen Pranio topped the scoring in the Garden State Mixed League firing games of 242-245-231 for a high 718 series. Matthew Walker rolled 201266-222-689, Bill Slattery 223235-212-670, Jose Ruiz 230-248669, Richard Hecht 234-207-635, and Nicole Melchior 268.

Alfred Kaufman 717

HOPELAWN, NJ Alfred Kaufman led the Atlantic City Trios with 248-213-256 for a 717 high series. Peter Marinello rolled 213-235215-663, John Krupinski 256-227660, and Mike Freedley 203-24620-655. In the Tuesday Nite Trios William D. Willard rolled 214255-642, Paul Harney 247-626, and Anthony G. Tremarco 268.

Mike Bauer 710

HOPELAWN, NJ Mike Bauer led the scoring in the Friday Nite Mixed tossing 233-265-212-710. Glenn Aiello rolled 218-267675, Richard Funk III 235-241670, Jason Ricciardelli 222-222214-658, Joe Thurston 234-212207-653, and Frank Testa 207267-651.

Jeff Monteleone 698

HOPELAWN, NJ - Jeff Monteleone topped the scoring in the Academy Madness bowing 248235-215 for a high series of 698. Rich Funk III rolled 247-234209-690, Dan DeBenedetto 258236-689, Mike Dellamanna 211232-628, and Shelly Jacques 234206.