1 Our 61st Year VOL. 61, NO. 6 FEBRUARY 9, 2017 Parker Bohn III and Actor Quinton Aaron Win Main Event Terrell Owens PBA Super Clash KATY, Texas (Feb. 5, 2017) PBA Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III and actor Quinton Aaron teamed up to win three straight matches to take home the Main Event Terrell Owens PBA Super Clash title Sunday at Main Event in Katy, Texas. NFL stars Terrell Owens, Chad Ochocinco Johnson and Devin Hester, along with Aaron, who portrayed NFL star Michael Oher in the hit movie Inside: WSOB Records Viewership Gains on ESPN Page 3 BPAA Honors Announced Page 5 Behind the Scenes with Mark London at Super Clash Page 7 PBA Spare Shots Page 9 Features Random Thoughts By Tony Franklin Page 2 Terrell Owens, Parker Bohn III, Aaron Quinton and Main Event CEO Charlie Keegan Honor Roll Page 3 Tomorrow s Stars Page 6 Lane Laughter Page 6 Live Stream Schedule Page 10 Just Paying Attention By Mark London Page 11 Scan with smart phone to visit our website The Blind Side, headlined the all-star lineup. PBA stars competing in addition to Bohn were three-time PBA Player of the Year Jason Belmonte, Hall of Famer Norm Duke and eight-time PBA Tour winner Bill O Neil. In the title match, which aired live on ESPN Sunday afternoon, Aaron and Bohn were never challenged beating the Belmonte/Ochocinco team Indiana s E.J. Tackett Wins 2016 PBA Player of the Year Award; Canada s Francois Lavoie is Top Rookie EJ Tackett KATY, Texas (Feb. 5, 2017) Thanks in part to a commanding performance in the end-of-season GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling in Reno, which included his first major title in the PBA World Championship, 24-year-old E.J. Tackett of Huntington, Ind., was the overwhelming choice as the 2016 GEICO Chris The stepladder seedings for the alternate frame doubles finals were determined by a kickoff round where the teams had to bowl as many strikes as possible in 90 seconds. In the opening match, Bohn and Aaron defeated Duke and Owens, In the semifinal, Bohn and Aaron beat Hester and O Neill to advance to the title match against top seed Belmonte and Ochocinco. The show also featured a segment with Duke, Bohn, O Neill and Belmonte performing some of their remarkable trick shots. Announcers Dave LaMont and Randy Pedersen also showed their trick shot prowess. During the telecast PBA Commissioner Tom Clark announced E.J. Tackett as the 2016 GEICO Chris Schenkel PBA Player of the Year. Also announced were Francois Continued on Page 10 Francois Lavoie Schenkel Professional Bowlers Association Player of the Year. The results of voting by his fellow PBA members and international bowling news media representatives was announced by PBA CEO and Commissioner Tom Clark during Sunday s Main Event Terrell Owens PBA Super Clash which aired live Continued on Page 2 Junior Gold Championships Sites Set for 2018, 2019 and 2020 ARLINGTON, Texas Dallas, Detroit and Indianapolis will be the summer destinations for youth bowlers as International Bowling Campus Youth Development has determined sites for its national youth events for 2018 through The Junior Gold Championships, USA Bowling National Championships and Bowling. com Youth Open will head to Dallas in 2018, Detroit will serve as the host city in 2019 and Indianapolis will be the site of the national events in We re excited to have Dallas, Detroit and Indianapolis play host to our youth events, said Gary Brown, IBC Managing Director of Youth Develop- ment. These tournaments bring together the best youth bowlers in the nation and we appreciate the support of the leaders in these communities as we continue to build a future for the sport. The 2018 Junior Gold Championships presented by The Brands of Ebonite International will be held in Dallas for just the second time. While 1,300 bowlers took part in the 2004 event in Dallas to set a participation record, the Junior Gold Championships has continued to grow and has drawn more than 3,100 participants in each of the last two years. We look forward to having the nation s best youth bowlers in Dallas for the 2018 Junior Gold Championships, Dallas Continued on Page 9 Lou Marquez to Manage Pro Shop at ITRC ARLINGTON, Texas Lou Marquez has joined the International Training and Research Center staff as manager of the pro shop for the facility located at the International Bowling Campus. Marquez, the former president of the International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructors Association, was Director of Training at the Metro Detroit Bowling and Resource Center the last three years. While president for IBPSIA, he created training-course curriculum and certification programs for the bowling industry. The ITRC is a state-ofthe-art training facility, and I m excited to join the staff, Lou Marquez Marquez said. I ve worked with bowlers and coaches from throughout the world, and this is a great opportunity for me. A United States Bowling Congress Gold coach, Mar- Continued on Page 3
2 Page 2 Thursday, February 9, 2017 THE BOWLING NEWS Random Thoughts Lisa Wasson won her second Texas Sr. Queens title in dramatic fashion. She shot 266 in the last position round game to leapfrog Barbara Bias and Barbara Shaw and take the win. Wasson has had quite the record in this event the last four years; she finished 2nd, 1st, 2nd, and first again last weekend at Forum Bowl. Wasson said that she is crediting her four boys for PLAYER OF THE YEAR Continued from Page 1 on ESPN. Clark also announced that 23-year-old Quebec City native Francois Lavoie was selected as the 2016 Harry Golden Rookie of the Year, becoming the first Canadian ever to win that award. The 2016 Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Award, selected by PBA Tour players, went to Tom Smallwood of Saginaw, Mich., and the 2016 Tony Reyes Community Service Award winner for exceptional community or charitable activities was Rhino Page of Orlando, Fla. Tackett, PBA s only fourtime title winner in 2016, was involved in a highlycompetitive Player of the Year race coming into the World BUY - SELL AMF - BRUNSWICK EQUIPMENT - COMPLETE PACKAGES WORLD S LARGEST NEW - USED SPARE PARTS INVENTORY ALL AMF BUMPER PARTS: XS QBUMP, DURABOWL AND GEN II IN STOCK Tucker Bowling Equipment Co. 609 N.E. 3rd St. Tulia, Texas Call (806) Fax (806) Bowling Parts, Inc. P.O. Box 801 Tulia, Texas Call (806) The Bowling News Tony Franklin, Publisher Mailing Address: P.O. Box 6003, Frisco, TX Cell: Website: pushing her through to victory. I was receiving texts from all of my sons encouraging me when I would say how hard the lanes were. Bowlers were leaving strange splits on what looked like good shots. The boys told me things like (you got this) and (finish strong). I did just that, I focused on my mark and never missed. I probably shouldn t say this, but I was extremely proud with Series where he not only won the PBA World Championship for his fourth title of the year and he was one of three players to qualify for the match play finals in all four PBA animal pattern championships (Cheetah, Chameleon, Scorpion and Shark) that are part of the WSOB. He ended the year as the PBA s earnings leader ($154,900) and finished third in scoring average ( for 490 games). In addition to the PBA World Championship, Tackett won titles in the 2016 Xtra Frame Storm Open, Xtra Frame PBA Team Challenge and the Bear Open during the PBA Fall Swing. At age 24, he became the second-youngest player to win PBA s top annual individual honor. 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But as far as the Super Bowl goes, it was a spectacular Hardwick was younger when he was selected as PBA s first Player of the Year in 1963 at age 22. It s absolutely amazing, Tackett said. I switched to 16 pounds at the end of the 2015 season, had some success and just kept doing what I do. I got the ball rolling the right way and kept it going all year. Winning on television gave me a boost in confidence. I always knew I could do that, but to actually win on TV was something else. One thing I ve always noted about the (Player of the Year) award is it s named for Chris Schenkel (the PBA Hall of Fame announced for years on ABC-TV). Most people don t know he was from my home town. Tackett also is off to a great start in 2017, winning the PBA Tour s first event, the DHC PBA Japan Invitational in Osaka, Japan. I m going to stay in the same mindset and try to make TV shows and win, he said. That s why I do what I do try to win. Lavoie, who joined the PBA following a successful collegiate bowling career at Wichita State University, made four television finals during his first year, but none was more impressive than the U.S. Open where he not only won his first title and a major at that but also bowled the first nationally-televised 300 game in the prestigious tournament s colorful history. The sport s oldest major championship began as the BPAA All Star in Lavoie was involved in a Canadian-dominated Rookie of the Year race with Ontario s Graham Fach, his Team Canada teammate, who drew first blood when he won the Barbasol PBA Players Championship early in the year to become the first Canadian to win a PBA Tour title (also a major). After winning the U.S. Open, Lavoie broke open the race in the World Series, winning his second title in the PBA Shark Championship and finishing the season fifth among the PBA s average leaders ( for 330 games) and seventh in Continued on Page 5 finish to an otherwise very bad game. Shocking that the NFL playoff season was littered with huge blowouts, save for the Cowboys-Packers game, and of course SB 51. As a general rule, I enjoy the parity in the NFL, but I also really like when great teams dominate. This year I felt there were some really great teams, which should have produced great games, but it just didn t happen. And if not for the Brady show in the last 15 minutes Sunday night, it wouldn t have been a great game. Why is it that, why do these great teams get blown out at this time of the year? I think it s a pretty simple answer in most cases. It s the injuries, after 16 weeks of hard-core NFL action, teams and specifically the players are just beat to death. Take Oakland for instance, At JB s Allen Bowl Linderman crunches 799, Campbell hammers 684 Brian Linderman pocketed potent = 799 Thursday Mixers numbers to lead the scoring parade for the week at JB s Allen Bowl. Beth Campbell fronted fem scoring with a rip-roaring = 684 Match Play Mixers series. Sealan Moodley , Jami Ellis JB S ALLEN BOWL New Owners Jamie Brooks & Butch Warren New Management General Manager - Chris Johnson NEW UPDATES COMING SOON! NEW SYNTHETIC LANES NEW LAMINATE FLOORS NEW A/C UNITS NEW FOOD MENU Call us for leagues, open play or parties! pretty great team all year, then their QB goes down in week 16 and they re done. Pittsburgh should play New England pretty tough, but they lose their all-world running back in the first quarter, and their done. The NFL for all of its greatness is such a violent sport that continues to get more violent each year. 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For More Information Contact NCTUSBC: Kevin Roberts THE BOWLING NEWS Thursday, February 9, 2017 Page 3 GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VIII Records Big Viewership Gains on ESPN WSOB PBA title event telecasts average 15% increases year-over-year; produce highest single show rating in two years CHICAGO (Jan. 31, 2017) The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) is riding the wave of momentum from significant viewership gains on PBA World Series of Bowling telecasts as its Big February shows are set to begin on ESPN this Sunday. Boosted by a Christmas Day audience of more than 1 million viewers for the PBA Scorpion Championship presented by Reno Tahoe USA, the six-telecast GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VIII presented by Silver Legacy enjoyed a 15 percent increase in viewership year-over-year to close out the 2016 PBA season on ESPN. The Christmas Day audience was the highest for a PBA event on ESPN in two years. The WSOB, held for the second straight year at the National Bowling Stadium in LOU MARQUEZ Continued from Page 1 quez s role at the ITRC will include training and lessons in addition to management of the pro shop. The ITRC offers individual and group lessons, as well as training for high school, collegiate and national teams/federations. Marquez earned Gold status, the highest level of coaching certification from USBC, in He served as a Team USA coaching specialist in , assisting with Junior Team USA. He worked at Turbo 2-N-1 Grips from as head coach. There, he created the training and fitness curriculum for Turbo Tech. In 2011, he started the Turbo Tech Collegiate Expo, an educational and recruiting platform for high school students. Lou knows how to run a successful pro shop and has a great deal of experience training players and coaches, said ITRC Head Coach Rod Ross. He s worked with national teams, including his work with the Team USA program, and is a great addition to the ITRC team. Before joining Turbo, Marquez was a coach and pro shop manager at the Kegel Training Center, working with professional and elite amateur bowlers and training national, collegiate and high school coaches. He then worked for the Hong Kong Bowling Federation, where he implemented the adult and youth training curriculum for the national teams. The ITRC is the home of Team USA. To learn more, visit BowlingITRC.com. Reno, has the greatest audience reach and is the most lucrative event in professional bowling. WSOB VIII, which had competition dates Nov. 27-Dec 11, featured multiple PBA title tournaments, a purse of more than $700,000 and PBA bowlers from 23 different countries. In addition to the viewership gains on ESPN, WSOB VIII also had strong reach and increases across the rest of the multifaceted PBA Network: The PBA s digital streaming service Xtra Frame, which At Strikz Irvine crushes 695, Colby topples 613 FRISCO Rick Irvine rolled a power-packed = 695 series in the Monday Mixerz league to lead the way at Strikz last week. Debbie Colby, from the Lousy Bowlerz group, was the high for the ladies by shooting a rock solid = 613 series. Richard Ridgdill , Kevin Connell , Kevin Higar , Loren Tenczar , Debbie Colby webcast more than 100 hours of live coverage of WSOB VIII, had a 15 percent subscription increase over 2015 and a 49 percent increase in 3-day subscription passes. The PBA s web site, pba. com, had 142,000 unique visitors making 2.3 million page views, many following live scoring during the duration of WSOB VIII. 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4 Page 4 Thursday, February 9, 2017 THE BOWLING NEWS Illinois Bowler Records 900 Series ARLINGTON, Texas Prior to lacing up for league Friday evening at Strike N Spare II in Lockport, Illinois, Sam Esposito of Homer Glen, Illinois, had two United States Bowling Congress-certified 300 games to his credit. By the end of the night, the 26-year-old right-hander added three more perfect games to his collection on his way to George Stilen s Wednesday Winners session led the men with a top notch = 785 series last week at Cowtown Bowling Palace. Ariel Berry s banner = 658 Ft. Worth Classic Trio outing paced the ladies high-set chart. David Dunn and Cory Phillips shared high-game honors with award-winning 12 baggers while Keith Duke took runnerup honors with a near-perfect 296 solo. Stella Evans , Steven Sanchez , David Poe 279, Samuel Magill 277, Jerry Owczarski 266, Pat Currie 259, Sandy Soule 731, Jerry Trubenstein , Jacklyn Wild 213, Jesse Callan 255. becoming the 31st bowler to roll a 900 series. Esposito connected on 36 consecutive strikes during the Friday Classic league at Strike N Spare II to join Andrew Mank of Belleville, Illinois, as the second bowler from Illinois to achieve the score. Mank recorded his 900 series in March After getting through the At Cowtown Bowling Palace Stilen explodes with 785, Berry handles 658 Dunn, Phillips 300, Duke 296 Lina Choun 204, Charles Brown 254, David Dunn 747, Chase Martin 243, Les Messinger 242, Michelle Teel 256, Ron Nason 257, Alma Rodriguez 241, Shawn Bailey 257, Jessica Bingham 238. Brittany Hughes , Keith Duke 769, Mark Cozart 287, Micah McCracken 279, Duane Skinner 248, Debi Tucker , Robert Tune 245, Nathan Runs Through 245, Robby Dally 690. SENIORS James LeCroy 268, Carole Watson , Jim Riley 247, Carla Yarborough 207, Frank Stone , Karen Holder 531, John Stewart 235, Karen Holder , John Lower 234, Michael Masters 229. Ken Eilert 650, Butch Sisk 256, Jesse Donald , George Hernandez, Sr Contact Xeno Garcia to Reserve Your Spot Today! Visit our Facebook Page for More Details: Storm Bowling Draft Scratch Trio League first two games, Esposito relied on his teammates and friends to keep the pressure at bay as he continued to get closer to having a perfect evening. After I got the second one, I thought if I could get the first few strikes of Game 3, I would be able to shake some of the nerves and have a chance at doing it, said Esposito, who had two 800 series with a high of 822 prior to Friday s performance. My friends and teammates were trying to keep me calm, talking about work and keeping my mind off of what was happening. Upon arriving to the 10th frame, Esposito stuck to the process that already had got him 33 consecutive strikes to start his set and was unfazed by his surroundings. I knew I had a chance to do something that very few people get the opportunity to do, and my mind kind of went blank, Esposito said. I just wanted to do the same thing that had worked all night, not change a thing and let my body take over. All 38 lanes had stopped, and you could ve heard a pin drop. There was absolute silence, and everybody was watching. Despite the final shot getting right of target, the result for Esposito was the same as he entered the record books. Esposito was greeted at the foul line after the final shot by friends and teammates, and he s appreciative of the bowling community for getting to share ESPN Continued from Page 3 (and growing) of WSOB VIII content from a combination of highlight and full archived ESPN shows. The PBA s social media WSOB VIII coverage and repurposed video highlights reached 6.3 million people. There were nearly 1 million WSOB-related video views on PBA Facebook alone. The WSOB VIII s main event, the PBA World Championship, which aired live Dec. 11 and was replayed on ESPN on New Year s Day, was won by 2016 PBA Player of the Year candidate EJ Tackett. The other title events, which all aired live on ESPN3 and WatchESPN for the first time and on delay on ESPN, were won by Mike Wolfe (Cheetah Championship presented by PBA Bowling Challenge mobile game), Mitch Beasley (Chameleon Championship presented by HotelPlanner.com), Tommy Jones (Scorpion) and 2016 PBA Rookie of the Year candidate Francois Lavoie (Shark Championship). The 2017 PBA on ESPN season began Sunday with the Main Event Terrell Owens PBA Super Clash live from Katy, Continued on Page 10 WHY ADVERTISE? Call us for more information in the experience. I was worried about the final shot, Esposito said. I got it right from where I was all night but luckily it came back and struck. I took a big, deep breath afterwards and said thank you. I got tackled by everybody, but that was amazing. It honestly still hasn t hit me that I shot three perfect games in a row. I m still in shock, but to have everybody cheering for me and congratulating me was amazing. It shows what a great bowling community we have, and it was special to be able to share that with everybody. Esposito s achievement is pending approval from USBC and would be the 32nd USBCapproved 900. The first USBC-approved 900 occurred Feb. 2, 1997 when Jeremy Sonnenfeld rolled three consecutive perfect games in Lincoln, Nebraska. USBC-Approved 900 Series (32) Jeremy Sonnenfeld (R), Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 2, 1997 Tony Roventini (L), Greenfield, Wis., Nov. 9, 1998 Vince Wood (R), Moreno Valley, Calif., Sept, 29, 1999 Robby Portalatin (L), Jackson, Mich., Dec. 28, 2000 James Hylton (R), Salem, Ore., May 2, 2001 Jeff Campbell II (R), New Castle, Pa., June 12, 2004 Darin Pomije (R), New Prague, Minn., Dec. 9, 2004 Robert Mushtare (R), Fort Drum, N.Y., Dec. 5, 2005 and Feb. 19, 2006 Lonnie Billiter Jr. (R), Fairfield, Ohio, Feb. 13, 2006 Mark Wukoman (R), Greenfield, Wis., April 22, 2006 P.J. Giesfeldt (R), Milwaukee, Dec. 23, 2006 Rich Jerome Jr. (R), Baltimore, Dec. 22, 2008 Chris Aker (L), Winnemucca, Nev., Oct. 30, 2009 Andrew Teall (R), Medford, N.J., Nov. 2, 2009 Andrew Mank (R), Belleville, Ill., March 18, 2010 William Howell III (L), Middletown, N.Y., Oct. 21, 2010 Matt Latarski (R), Medina, Ohio, Nov. 28, 2010 Bob Kammer Jr. (R), Crown Point, Ind., Jan. 8, 2011 John Martorella Sr. (R), Greece, N.Y., April 12, 2012 Jimmy Schmitzer (R), Riverside, Calif., April 20, 2012 James Williams (R), Pawcatuck, Conn., (bowled in Wakefield, R.I.), April 16, 2013 Joe Scarborough (R), Charlotte, N.C., (bowled in The Villages, Fla.), April 21, 2013 Todd James (R), East New Market, Md., (bowled in Laurel, Del.), March 18, 2014 Amos Gordon (R), Colorado Springs, Colo., April 11, 2014 Earon Vollmar (R), Toledo, Ohio, Jan. 19, 2015 Hakim Emmanuel (R), Stoughton, Mass., Feb. 19, 2015 David Sewesky (L), Dearborn, Mich., Jan. 10, 2016 Dale Gerhard (R), Mill Hall, Pa., Jan. 12, 2016 Sean Osbourn (R), Houston, Nov. 21, 2016 John Buchanan III (R), Evansville, Ind., Jan. 11, 2017 Sam Esposito (R), Homer Glen, Ill., Feb. 3, 2017** ** Pending formal approval by the United States Bowling Congress. 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5 BPAA to Honor Richard Dick Corley with Victor Lerner Memorial Medal ARLINGTON, Texas The Bowling Proprietors Association of America (BPAA) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2017 Bowling Industry Service Awards, the most prestigious awards presented by the bowling industry: J. Richard Dick Corley (Bowl New England, Colchester, Vermont) has been selected as the 2017 BPAA Hall of Fame Inductee and recipient of the Victor Lerner Memorial Medal. The Lerner Medal is the highest honor awarded by the BPAA and recognizes an individual for a lifetime of service to the bowling industry and represents the recipient s induction into BPAA s Hall of Fame located at the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame in Arlington, Texas. Mr. Corley is cited for his nearly 50 years of successful bowling center management in the New England states, his many years of service to the Multi Unit Bowling Information Group (MUBIG) and Strike Ten Entertainment as well as his philosophy in sharing information with fellow proprietors to make the industry stronger. Scott Devers (Mike Aulby s Arrowhead Bowl, Lafayette, Indiana) will be recognized with the President s Medal for his many contributions and years of service to the BPAA, specifically as chairman of the governance committee. The President s Medal is given to an individual (proprietor/ manager) judged to have given exceptional support and/or made significant contributions to the association in the eyes of the current BPAA president. Andy Bartholomy (Andy B s/bartholomy Centers, Springfield, Missouri) will receive the coveted V.A. Wapensky Award, named after BPAA s long-time chief executive officer, Chief Wapensky. Mr. Bartholomy is being recognized for his leadership as longtime Smart Buy Committee Chairman and his enthusiasm for the sport of bowling. He has also been a member of the Multi Unit Bowling Information Group (MUBIG) serving as Vice President as well as actively participating in many FEC groups and conferences. Jason Belmonte (Orange, NSW, Australia) is being recognized with the Dick Weber Bowling Ambassador Award, named after the legendary bowling icon, recognizing his many contributions to the game and sport of bowling, both on and off the lanes. Roger Nyquist (Lake Shore Lanes, Albany, Oregon) will be recognized with the Ruben A. Dankoff Award for Public Policy and Legislative Service for his aggressive debates against employer mandates in the state of Oregon and Linn County. Awarded to an individual or organization who provides outstanding voluntary service on the federal, state or local government level in the development of legislation, public policy initiatives or other political efforts which benefit BPAA members or the industry as a whole, Nyquist has been an invaluable resource for proprietors and is currently serving on the BPAA Legislative Committee. Dave Driscoll (Dave Driscoll & Associates, Mount Dora, Florida) will be recognized with the Special Projects award for his longtime efforts in promoting high school bowling and youth bowling in the state of Florida. He was instrumental in getting bowling a varsity sport in Florida, facilitates state bowling tournaments and helps other states with high school tournaments. Kevin Hong (Normandy Park, Washington) will receive the 2017 Media Award. As a freelance writer, photo journalist and bowling enthusiast, he has visited 57 different locations in 11 states plus Canada to gather information for his Vintage Alleys project. Hong s Facebook presence, website and work featured in many magazines, newspapers and websites earned him the Media Award. The Greater Baton Rouge USBC Association will be recognized at the USBC Convention with the BPAA USBC Association Award, which is presented to a local USBC association who has demonstrated a high degree of cooperation with their local BPAA proprietor group. The relationship between BPAA and local USBC associations is critical since local associations represent the consumer and BPAA member centers are the playing fields THE BOWLING NEWS Thursday, February 9, 2017 Page 5 for bowling. The BPAA appreciates how local USBC associations work with our member centers and acknowledges these relationships when they are exemplary. Nancy Schenk, BPAA President and Awards Committee Chairman, stated, Many excellent nominees were reviewed this year and these award recipients represent incredible leadership, unassuming service and honorable dedication, and Jonathan Bolejack was red hot last week at Forum Bowl with a chart-topping, award-winning = 845 Columbia 300 Masters series. Robert Money followed close behind Bolejack with an awardwinning 277/803 Fast Lane Trio set. Diana Jessie, Bolejack s league mate, registered a sizzling = 728 set to front distaff scoring. Dean Braudrick and Lance Wiseman shared high-game honors with Bolejack with awardwinning 12-baggers. Andrea Jaksa , Roberta Stanfield , David Harris (9 pin, 4 games) , Wanda Green (9 pin, 4 games) , Levi Bryant , Syida Johnson , Elmer Howard Kara Congi , Donavon Kemp we congratulate and thank them for their contributions to the bowling industry. The Bowling Industry Service Awards will be presented at the Annual Awards Luncheon, Tuesday, June 20, 2017, during International Bowl Expo 2017 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville. The Lerner Memorial Medal presentation will take place during the general session on Wednesday morning. At Forum Bowl Bolejack turns in 300/845, Jessie registers 728 Money 803, Braudrick, Wiseman 300 s , Jennifer Cantrell , David Dewberry , Tammy Henderson , David Flores , Dana Short , Derrick Omey Katrina Sloan , Roderick Alford, Jr , Helen Woodley , Robert Money (4 games) 976, Michelle McFarland (4 games) , David James , Sandra Goodrum Ricky Swope , Kayla Lopez , Talmadge Welch , Troy Howell , Bobby Daugomah, Sr , Kim Castro , Michael Vanegas , Dolores Heitman John Mann , Lisa Boynton , Royce Bailey , Lisa Pool , Ricky Wolfe , Barbara Craig SENIORS Mark Shell , Judith Guillory , Tom Czaykowski (9 pin) , Joyce Johnson (9 pin) PLAYER OF THE YEAR Continued from Page 2 earnings ($79,920). Usually there aren t multiple rookies who win titles, but I was fortunate to have a strong finish and that s kind of what sealed the deal, Lavoie said. I m sure Graham had the same goal, but only one of us can win. To finally have it official is great. (Winning Rookie of the Year) was a goal, Lavoie said. Every year on Team Canada our coach tries to help us set goals and that s one of the goals I set for myself. You try to aim high, but also set a goal that s feasible. It justifies all of the hard work I ve put in. It s been a great year for Canadian bowling. Smallwood, 39, has been a popular competitor since joining the PBA Tour in After losing his job with General Motors during the economic downturn, Smallwood decided to pursue his childhood dream of competing on the PBA Tour. He entered the former PBA exempt tour qualifier in Allen Park, Mich., and won an exemption to bowl full-time the following season. But he then pulled off a dream victory, winning the PBA World Championship for $50,000 and his first Tour title, resulting in enormous national media attention that included a feature in Sports Illustrated, network television exposure and major national newspaper features. Smallwood won a second title in the 2013 PBA Scorpion Championship and he has made 11 additional championship round appearances, including runner-up finishes in the 2011 PBA Tournament of Champions and the 2016 PBA World Championship. It s a really a good deal, Smallwood said, adding with a grin, When you don t say much, people think you re nice, but it s nice to be thought of as a good guy. I spend a lot of time with (three-time Nagy award winner) Parker Bohn, and I know what kind of guy he is. To be in the group with him, and the other winners, is pretty cool. Other nominees for the Nagy award included 2015 winner Josh Blanchard of Mesa, Ariz.; Lavoie; Brad Miller of Raytown, Mo., and Jon Van Hees of Charlestown, R.I. Page is the fourth recipient of the Tony Reyes Community Service Award, honoring the popular PBA Tour champion who lost his life following a traffic accident in Joining previous recipients Parker Bohn III, Missy Parkin and Ed Godbout, Page was nominated for his involvement over the past eight years with the Thomas Cacioppo family in New York in raising money to combat Crohns and Colitis. The Rhino Page Strike Out Crohns and Colitis fund-raisers have generated more than $225,000 to help combat the debilitating digestive tract disorders. In March, Page will expand his involvement by hosting the PBA Strike Out Crohns and Colitis South Open at Boardwalk Bowl in his adopted hometown, Orlando, Fla. 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6 Page 6 Thursday, February 9, 2017 THE BOWLING NEWS Collegiate Ticker Youth Honor Roll Boys John Adams, Plano Super Bowl Daniel Christopher, Cowtown Bowling Palace Ryan Martinez, JB s Allen Bowl Trevor Goad, Forum Bowl Nate Pendy, Strikz Caleb Reed, Red Bird Lanes Girls Taylore Ryan, JB s Allen Bowl Moriah Leraas, Plano Super Bowl Jordan Norman, Cowtown Bowling Palace Lauren Bate, Strikz Cheyenne Hancock, Red Bird Lanes Lyric Nunley, Forum Bowl The West Texas A&M men and Grand Canyon women rolled to victories at the Rebel Classic, a Tier 1 event in the United States Bowling Congress Collegiate season, last weekend in Las Vegas. The Rebel Classic took place at The Orleans Bowling Center and included six traditional games and 12 two-game Baker matches with total pinfall, including bonus pins, determining the winner in each division. The West Texas A&M men built nearly a 200-pin lead after Saturday s opening round and never looked back, securing the win with a 11,966 total. Iowa Central Community College finished second with 11,526, and St. John s was third with 11,323. West Texas A&M s Tyler Albracht averaged more than 248 for his six-game block, including a 300 game, to earn the top individual honor with a 1,490 total. Arizona State s Chase Nadeau was second with 1,382, and Grand Canyon s Kyle Simi (1,350), Fresno State s Joshua Taylor (1,342) and St. John s Will Blanco (1,318) also finished in the top five. The Grand Canyon women also built an early lead after going undefeated during Saturday s six traditional games and earned the win with a 10,685 total. Hastings finished in second place with 10,139, and West Texas A&M was third with 9,937. Grand Canyon s Correen Lieber topped the women s individual standings, finishing her six-game block with a perfect game on her way to a 1,394 total, a average. Hastings Bailey Zeleny finished in second place with 1,200, while Grand Canyon s Jennifer Pheigaru (1,176), Iowa Central s Christina Hemann (1,158) and Hastings Harmonie Trenn (1,156) also earned a spot in the top five. In other USBC Collegiate action over the weekend: - At the Sin City Open in Las Vegas, the West Texas A&M men and women collected the top spots. - At the FAMU Rattler in Pensacola, Florida, the Alabama State women defeated Alabama-Birmingham in Game 7 to claim the title, At the Prairie View A&M Invitational in Arlington, Texas, the Nebraska women won their fifth consecutive Prairie View Invitational title by sweeping Vanderbilt in the finals, At the Red Flash Invitational in Altoona, Pennsylvania, the St. Francis-Pennsylvania women earned the top spot by defeating Norfolk State in the championship round, At the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association II in Fayetteville, North Carolina, the Fayetteville State women captured the top spot in the Southern division, while Virginia State led the way in the Northern division. - At the Westchester Shootout in Fishkill, New York, the College of New Jersey men and Sacred Heart women posted winning totals. - At the American Heartland Intercollegiate Bowling Conference III and IV in Westland, Michigan, the Wright State women and Notre Dame-Ohio men swept the top spots. - At the Great Lakes Bowling Conference III in Neenah, Continued on Page 9 Lane Laughter Fort Worth USBC Youth Results Daniel Christopher topped the Fort Worth-area USBC Youth bowling last week with an outstanding = 618 Strikers series at Cowtown Bowling Palace. Jordan Norman, Christopher s league mate, led the girls with a sparkling = 579 set. At Cowtown Bowling Palace Adam Beasley 231, Madelyn Rogers 206, Blake George 220, Olivia Roberts 179, Bryce Sheets 202, Alyssa Ballard 169, Terrence Tucker , Kyrah Durham , Ryan Flores 113, Gyanna Simmons 140, Paul Smith 111, Brooklyn Richards 112, Noemi Lievano 91, Maddie Dinan 76, Thomas Dinan 201, Kali Barrera 198. At Forum Bowl Carson Morris , Rayni Hess , Daniel Jennings , Hailee Grange , Hamilton Joseph , Charisse Graham , Abraham Lopez , Alyssa Knight , Kade Pirtle , Jillian Spridco , Tyler Brooks , Feliciti Campbell , Trevor Goad , Lyric Nunley , Kevin Young , Harley Hubler , David Carter (4 games) , Katarina Korn (4 games) Dallas USBC Youth Scores Taylore Ryan headed the Dallas-area USBC Youth bowling last week with a rollicking = 654 Youth Mania series at JB s Allen Bowl. John Adams paced the guys with a rip-roaring = 639 Sunday Youth/Adult set at Plano Super Bowl. At JB s Allen Bowl Ryan Martinez , Jayden Okwesa , Naiya Okwesa , Tiger Bruney , Audian Paxson At Plano Super Bowl Brady McDonough , Jordyn Wright , Noah Raleigh-Turner , Marisa Munguia , Joshua Pillado , Allie Turner , Cole Christner , Moriah Leraas , Brady McDonough , Bella Hudson , Xavier Patterson , Sierra Jones , Sabrina Inman , Cameron Wing , Pam Hodson , John Adams , Nicole Gattenby , Tyson Gray , Hayleigh Hale , RJ Grantham , Kendyl Goodger , Wyatt Smyser (2 games) At Red Bird Lanes Caleb Reed , Cheyenne Hancock , Beverly Hoffman , Benny Ulibarri (2 games) , Lea Robinson (2 games) At Strikz Zachary Smullen , Lauren Bate , Enrique Arrendondo , Tara Meche , Matt Reed , Haylee Reece , Nate Pendy , Logan Solis , Nathan Gumpert , Ryan Gast , Joey Skiba
7 THE BOWLING NEWS Thursday, February 9, 2017 Page 7 Behind the Scenes with Mark London at the Main Event Terrell Owens PBA Super Clash Elsewhere, you will read the recap of the Main Event PBA Super Clash on Super Bowl Sunday. Here, in a special edition of JPA, are a few of my observations sitting just outside camera range. Oh, if you had the under on my camera time Sunday, safely proceed to the cashier s window. I will have comments in the March Bowlers Journal International from the two Teen Masters Junior Varsity champs (what used to be the U-14 age division), Mabel Cummins and Kirk Mowl on their experience, but I can tell you this. They showed more poise than many adults would have in the same circumstance. They didn t appear too nervous and both bowled wonderfully. Cummins did bowl last summer on CBS Sports Network, but this was Mowl s first time on national television. Terrell Owens really, really loves bowling and isn t afraid to say so. He also knows the touring players are true athletes. Might even tell the story about Quinton Aaron s winning ball some week, too. What follows is a montage of pictures Publisher Tony asked me to shoot from around the set you didn t see on ESPN. Here are just a few.
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9 THE BOWLING NEWS Thursday, February 9, 2017 Page 9 PBA Spare Shots NEW BAYSIDE BOWL GETTING READY FOR PBA LEAGUE, ROTH/HOLMAN DOUBLES IN APRIL While the PBA is moving into the Big February portion of its 2017 season, construction is progressing on the new Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine, in anticipation of the arrival of the PBA League and Mark Roth/Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship in April. Construction of West Bayside Bowl, the new eightlane addition to the facility, will complement East Bayside Bowl, the existing 12-lane side. The new addition is expected to be completed by the end of February. Proprietor Charlie Mitchell said a special grand opening will take place in mid-march. East Bayside will remain as-is with its original bar-restaurant retaining the historic feel of the facility. The Roth/Holman Doubles will use all 20 lanes in East Bayside and West Bayside for preliminary rounds, with the live ESPN finals (on Sunday, April 16 at 1 p.m. ET) and all four televised rounds of PBA League competition (airing on consecutive Sundays April 23-May 14, all at 1 p.m. ET) originating from the new West Bayside lanes. BIG FEBRUARY MEANS A SUPER MONTH OF XTRA FRAME COVERAGE PBA s Big February schedule of major championships means a big month of exclusive live streaming coverage on Xtra Frame, beginning with the qualifying rounds of the Barbasol PBA Players Championship Feb from Wayne Webb s Columbus Bowl in Columbus, Ohio. Following the live ESPN finals of the Players Championship on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 1 p.m. ET, the PBA and Xtra Frame head to Shawnee, Okla., for live coverage of the PBA Hall of Fame induction ceremonies and 2016 PBA Awards presentations on Monday, Feb. 13, at 8 p.m. ET from the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort. Xtra Frame coverage then moves to FireLake Bowling Center in Shawnee for the preliminary rounds of the FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions, Feb That week is concluded by the live ESPN finals of the TOC from FireLake Arena on Sunday, Feb. 19, at 1 p.m. ET. Big February continues with qualifying and double-elimination match play coverage of the USBC Masters from The Orleans Bowling Center in Las Vegas, Feb The USBC Masters finals, followed by the World Bowling Tour Men s and Women s Finals presented by the PBA will air live, back-toback, on ESPN on Sunday, Feb. 26, beginning at 1 p.m. ET. In addition to the major championships, Big February will include Sunday s Terrell Owens Main Event PBA Super Clash at 2 p.m. ET and the eighth annual State Farm Chris Paul PBA Celebrity Invitational on Friday, Feb. 17 at 9 p.m. ET as part of the NBA All-Star weekend, both airing on ESPN. The finals for all PBA ESPN telecasts are simulcast on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN mobile app for those who would like to watch online or on mobile devices. QUICK NOTES Mark Benvenuto of Stamford, Conn, won a new highperformance Brunswick ball, Pat Brown of Flint, Mich., will get a new high-performance MOTIV ball; and Mary Weir of Livermore, Calif., will receive a new DV8 ball all as bonus prizes for subscribing to Xtra Frame. The January sweepstakes, sponsored by the respective PBA Product Registered partners, includes winners every month, selected from among new Xtra Frame subscribers, who are automatically entered when they enroll as a monthly or Xtra Frame Season Ticket (full year) subscriber. Russell Lopes of Carmichael, Calif., is the January winner of the $200 HotelPlanner.com certificate, good for future lodging expenses, compliments of PBA s official travel partner. The monthly sweepstakes, which is open to anyone who books a hotel through the HotelPlanner. com link on pba.com. BOWLER FRIENDLY PRO SHOPS & OTHER SERVICES Hilltop Pro Shop 2010 US business 287 Waxahachie, TX Located inside Hilltop Lanes Pete Seibel Susan Seibel KELLY RAY Claims Specialist Come See Our Balls!!! Roofing & General Contracting Residential & Commercial C: Michael Patton Family Owned and Operated Licensed & Insured LIC# M38709 Mention this Ad to Receive $25 OFF the First Hour of Labor JUNIOR GOLD Continued from Page 1 Sports Commission Executive Director Monica Paul said. Dallas is a premier sports destination and we re excited to help showcase the biggest youth bowling event of the year. Detroit will play host to the Junior Gold Championships for the third time in The 2013 event in the Motor City marked the first time the Junior Gold Championships surpassed the 2,000-participants mark. The event also was held in Detroit in Bowling is a big part of the Detroit sports landscape and it s great to be able to play host to these youth events, Kris Smith, Director of the Detroit Sports Commission, said. We expect another great turnout and I m sure the bowling community will be excited to see these outstanding youth bowlers. Indianapolis will extend its record for most times to host the Junior Gold Championships when the tournament returns in In the first 19 years of the event, Indianapolis has been the host city five times, including 2016 when the event had a record field of almost 3,300 participants. Indy s long-standing tradition of holding sporting events will continue as we welcome back the Junior Gold Championships, said Chris Gahl, senior vice president of marketing for Visit Indy. We look forward to hosting the athletes, their families, and fans for another successful event. The Junior Gold Championships brings together the top youth bowlers in the country to compete for scholarships and spots on Junior Team USA in six divisions U12 Boys, U12 Girls, U15 Boys, U15 Girls, U20 Boys and U20 Girls. Athletes qualify for the event through Junior Gold leagues and tournaments. The USA Bowling National Championships feature U12 and U15 teams that qualify through regional events while the Bowling.com Youth Open is a non-qualifying event open to all United States Bowling Congress Youth members and features singles, doubles and team events. All events are conducted by IBC Youth Development. The Junior Gold Championships were first conducted in 1998 at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nevada, and drew 538 participants. The Youth Open Championships started in 2009 while the USA Bowling National Championships had its inaugural event in Go to BOWL.com/Youth- Tournaments for more information on the events. COLLEGIATE TICKER Continued from Page 6 Wisconsin, the Wisconsin- Whitewater men and Viterbo women rolled to big wins. - At the Westchester Classic in Wappingers Falls, New York, the Molloy women and Stevens men finished at the top of the standings. rowlettbowlarama 5021 Lakeview Parkway Rowlett, TX
10 Page 10 Thursday, February 9, 2017 THE BOWLING NEWS At Plano Super Bowl Carroll hurls 816, Gibbons lands 773 Gengelbach 802, Autry, Craddock, Huynh, Loden, Oliver, Park, Stephens 300 s Michael Carroll s rip-roaring = 816 production in the Sportsman league earned top billing on the honor roll last week at Plano Super Bowl. Kurt Gengelbach finished close behind Carroll with an award-winning 275/802 Pepsi Classic outing. Sierra Gibbons landed the top spot on the honor roll for the ladies with an outstanding = 773 set in Texas Trio league play. Julian Autry, Scott Craddock, Sang Huynh, Fred Loden, Frank Oliver, Casey Park and Jim Stephens shared high-game honors with award-winning 12-baggers. Doug Brown , Heather Hudson , Mike Norris , Caroll Rodriguez , Sang Huynh 749, Cathy Sposito , Steven Fuhrman (4 games) , Gary Peterson Diane Halterman , Scott Craddock 792, Jackie Fisher , Warren Conerly , Emily Sallee , Russell Wright , Sierra Gibbons , Jay Williams Fran Bivens , Steve Mitchell , Michelle Artman , Jim Monroe , Jean Foland , Christi Nedved , Jackie Fisher , Jeremy Braden Kay Pingsterhaus , Grace Castleberry 221, Louise Lackey , Ed Rasmussen , George Donahue , John McCall , Nancy Chalker Marshall Medlin , Shemeddra Clark , Justin Thompson , Diane Wallentine , Linda Blain , Stacy Starry , Harold Bunch , Dottie Culpon Bryan Halterman , Michelle Artman , Jon Greene , Jessica Ford , Alex Rodriguez, Sr , Debbie Whitson , Jeremy Bostock , Lois Abrego Kurt Gengelbach (4 games) 1049, Kiyoko McDonald (4 games) , Scott Buchanan Sr , Stefanie Johnson , James Kendrick , Kay Pingsterhaus Dan Metevier , Sherry Schmidt , Rex Cruz , Kaitlin Williams , Gary Suder , Melissa St. John BOHN/QUINTON Continued from Page 1 Lavoie of Canada as Harry Golden Rookie of the Year, Tom Smallwood as Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Award winner and Rhino Page as the winner of the Tony Reyes Community Service Award. Two rising stars in youth bowling, 2016 Teen Masters U14 Boys and Girls Division champions, Kirk Mowl of Ormond Beach, Fla., and Mabel Cummins of Elburn, Ill., participated in a special doubles exhibition where they were paired with a pro. Cummins and Belmonte, representing the New England Patriots, defeated Mowl and Tackett, representing the Atlanta Falcons, 19-18, in a four-frame match that used a special football scoring system. Earlier in the telecast Cummins substituted for the late-arriving Ochocinco in the kickoff round to help that team earn the top seed for the Super Clash. PBA s Big February on ESPN continues with live telecasts of three majors on consecutive Sundays at 1 p.m. ET. The Barbasol PBA Players Championship will air Sunday, Feb. 12; the FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions on Feb. 19, and back-to-back telecasts of the USBC Masters finals and World Bowling Tour Men s and Women s Finals presented by the PBA on Feb. 26. In addition to the lineup of live telecasts, the State Farm CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational which was taped on Jan. 17 at Lucky Strike L.A. Live in Los Angeles will air on Friday, Feb. 17, at 9 p.m. ET as part of the NBA All-Star weekend. Live Stream Schedule Sponsored By PBA XtraFrame The Bowling Channel (Subscription available at pba.com and xtraframe.tv.) Barbasol PBA Players Championship Qualifying - Rd. 1 A Squad Monday February 6 8:50 AM Barbasol PBA Players Championship Qualifying - Rd. 1 B Squad Monday February 6 2:50 PM Barbasol PBA Players Championship Qualifying - Rd. 2 A Squad Tuesday February 7 8:50 AM Barbasol PBA Players Championship Qualifying - Rd. 2 B Squad Tuesday February 7 2:50 PM Barbasol PBA Players Championship Qualifying - Rd. 3 A Squad Wednesday February 8 8:50 AM Barbasol PBA Players Championship Qualifying - Rd. 3 B Squad Wednesday February 8 2:50 PM Barbasol PBA Players Championship Qualifying - Rd. of 24 Thursday February 9 8:50 AM Barbasol PBA Players Championship Qualifying - Rd. of 16 Thursday February 9 3:50 PM Firelake PBA Tournament of Champions Qualifying - Rd. 1 A Squad Monday February 13 9:50 AM Firelake PBA Tournament of Champions Qualifying - Rd. 1 B Squad Monday February 13 3:50 PM PBA Player Awards & HOF Induction Dinner Special Event Monday February 13 6:50 PM Firelake PBA Tournament of Champions Qualifying - Rd. 2 A Squad Tuesday February 14 9:50 AM Firelake PBA Tournament of Champions Qualifying - Rd. 2 B Squad Tuesday February 14 3:50 PM Firelake PBA Tournament of Champions Qualifying - Rd. 3 A Squad Wednesday February 15 9:50 AM Firelake PBA Tournament of Champions Qualifying - Rd. 3 B Squad Wednesday February 15 3:50 PM Firelake PBA Tournament of Champions Qualifying - Rd. of 24 Thursday February 16 9:50 AM Firelake PBA Tournament of Champions Qualifying - Rd. of 16 Thursday February 16 4:50 PM USBC bowl.tv YouTube Channel Saturday February 11 Hoosier Classic Stream Time TBD Sunday February 12 Hoosier Classic Stream Time TBD Kameleon Sportswear BowlStreamtv (formerly michiganbowler.tv) (Available on livestream.com and BowlStreamtv.com) Saturday February 18 Sunday February 19 TNBA Reed Hawthorne Game of Wickliffe Wickliffe, OH ESPN Continued from Page 4 Texas. The special event telecast kicks off Big February for the PBA, with major championships airing live on ESPN at 1 pm EST for the following three consecutive weeks: Feb. 12 (Barbasol PBA Players Championship) Feb. 19 (FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions) Feb. 26 (USBC Masters) Additionally, the CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational (Friday, Feb. 17) and the live World Bowling Tour Finals (Feb. 26 following the Masters), fill out ESPN s PBA coverage in February. All PBA programming on ESPN is simulcast on ESPN3. com and WatchESPN. PBA Xtra Frame will cover all of the major championship action from qualifying to the finals live for subscribers. Go to pba.com or xtraframe.tv for information. InsideBowling.com (Available on InsideBowling.com) Saturday February 25 Sunday February 26 Fusion Realtors - Community 1st National Bank Open JUST PAYING ATTENTION Continued from Page 11 many of us will visit in the next six months, South Point Hotel, Casino, and Spa in Las Vegas, home to the USBC Open Championships. He is part of a sports wagering-based broadcast service called Vegas Stats and Information Network, or VSIN, which will be headquartered at South Point. According to a press release, VSIN s newsroom will be in the middle of South Point s Sports Book and will be the origin of several daily live shows. The channel aired a preview show before the Super Bowl hours before kickoff on SiriusXM Radio, then will start regular programming on Monday, February 27. There s a guy who would have some amazing stories about 1970 s network sports television. Among other questions, I would love to ask about his broadcast-opening signature line back then, You are looking live at... ############## Speaking of looking live, elsewhere in this week s TBN will be some photos and notes from this past Sunday s Main Event PBA Super Clash. Hoping to get some once-in-a-lifetime photos as well, so stay tuned.
11 THE BOWLING NEWS Thursday, February 9, 2017 Page 11 Just Paying Attention Another JPA, another week of stories about how bowling intertwines with the mostwatched event on television in the Western Hemisphere each year, the Super Bowl. For those of you scoring at home, JPA gets written each week about twenty minutes from NRG Stadium. Each Friday before the big game the last few years, NFL Hall of Fame Players, in cooperation with GoBowling.com, and title sponsor, Citibank, host the Pro Football Hall of Fame Players/Legends Bowling Classic. Each five-person team has a Hall of Famer or NFL Legend as the fifth bowler, similar to golf outings. This year s event was last Friday at AMF Stafford in southwest suburban Houston. The evening started out with all the pros introduced by former San Diego (now Los Angeles) Charger Hank Bauer, who is just as good a public speaker as a color analyst for Chargers radio broadcasts. The organizers then led us in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, then when the recording of the National Anthem didn t start on time, the players started on their own, as we all sang it a cappella. According to my own By Mark London count, there were about twenty legends and twenty Hall of Famers. Our group was paired with Keith Byars, running back from The Ohio State University (Jodi Woessner and Jimmy Johnson let me know if the word The is not included) who spent twelve NFL seasons with four teams, most notably the Philadelphia Eagles in the Coach Buddy Ryan era of the late 80 s. Byars had bowled a little bit, but not lately, as he told us beforehand. He did come through as Buckeyes do, marking with the rest of us as we rolled through two games, the first regular scoring, the second was But unlike league play, teams bowled on only one lane. A vast majority of the participants were casual bowlers. Another source of enjoyment were the pros on either side of our group. On the lane to our left was another running back, another Ohio native, Notre Dame running back Greg Bell. He spent six NFL seasons with three different teams, leading the league in rushing touchdowns as a Los Angeles Raider next to Bo Jackson. Taking what looked like a 12-pound house ball, he was making the pins move. Bell definitely had bowled before, as he quietly confirmed to me afterwards. He had just the right touch with speed and rotation, helping his team to win the event. With a performance ball and a better fit, he could have easily shot a couple mid-200 games. The pro to our right was a little older, but showed as much life as the 20-somethings on his team. Hall of Famer Lem Barney, who spent all eleven seasons with the Detroit Lions, perhaps the best cornerback of his era. Barney showed off his singing voice in his introduction, repeating some of the bars he sang as a background singer in Marvin Gaye s legendary 1971 song, What s Going On. Yes, the pipes sounded just fine. ################ From time to time, the question comes up about why I bother with the JPA Lost Classic, highlighting a TV finals from what you would think is this sport s vast library of television history. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Like other programs of the 1960 s and 70 s, many were recorded, but not saved due to the high cost of videotape and broadcast VTR s. Thus, shows may have aired once or twice, then the tape was reused for another show. Last week, the IBMA Board of Directors (International Bowling Media Association, which I am a board member) received an about the HBO Legacy Initiative, (yes, the one and only Home Box Office, that HBO) asking if the Association had any of the twenty-one PBA TV finals airing on HBO from June 1973 through July The network had already checked with the PBA, and no, they don t have any of those shows. They featured a young Dick Stockton, Spencer Ross, and Marty Glickman as lead announcers, with Houston s Skee Foremsky as color analyst. The most familiar HBO produced show I ve seen on YouTube is the 1974 PBA New Jersey Open from that year s summer tour. Frequent YouTube contributor mrbowling300 uploaded the video in various segments in This was a pretty entertaining show with two PBA Hall of Famers making their first finals, Marshall Holman and Joe Berardi. The other three are also USBC and/or PBA Hall of Famers, Don McCune, Don Johnson, and Carmen Salvino. Stockton was working his way up the ranks to the national level, having just left KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh after a two-year stay. Who knows, Stockton may have included a bowling play-by-play segment on his audition to NBC, as he landed a co-lead announcer job on what was to become a signature game in baseball broadcast history, Game 6 of the 1975 World Series. Next time you see the recording, it s Stockton s voice you hear on the television audio of Carlton Fisk s 12th inning walk-off homer. In the early days of cable, much like broadcast television, bowling was a frequent subject, and HBO was glad to have something to air in its growing rotation of programs. And yes, they actually sponsored a few PBA tournaments as well. ############## Brent Musburger did broadcast his final game for ESPN last week, but he is not really going off in the sunset. He s going all the way to somewhere Continued on Page 10 At Red Bird Lanes Venters cracks 718, Cathey books 666 Charles Venters compiled top-flight = 718 Thursday Night Mixed marks to claim high-series honors for the week at Red Bird Lanes. Lauren Cathey, from the Sunday Night Mixed group, led the ladies with a classy = 666 set. 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