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October 1 2011 Bowling Newsletter

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Bowl Better By Doing Nothing
Those days are long gone and as far as being a good bowler is concerned, they should be forgotten as techniques for the sport.

Jerry Schneider | PBA Media Relations
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South Dakota’s Ricky Beck Elected PBA Senior Rookie of the Year
Ray Randall of Dearborn, Mich., earns Dick Weber Sportsmanship Award

SEATTLE (Sept. 29, 2011) -- With the help of three top-10 finishes, Ricky Beck of Box Elder, S.D., was elected as the 2011 Professional Bowlers Association Senior Rookie of the Year.

Beck, who is retired from the Air Force, finished sixth in the Senior Dayton Classic, eighth in the Senior Northern California Classic and 10th in the PBA Senior Decatur Open.

“It was always a dream of mine to compete on the PBA Tour but because of my Air Force commitments it wasn’t possible,” said the 50-year-old Beck. “Since I retired, competing on the Senior Tour was a golden opportunity.

“Winning Rookie of the Year is a huge boost in confidence. Generally I’m pretty comfortable with my game and will continue to work hard for better seasons in the future.”

Beck, who owns one Senior Regional title, was also the 2010-11 PBA Midwest Region Senior Rookie of the Year. He has won several armed forces titles while in the Air Force and was a member of the All-Air Force bowling team. He was also a TEAM USA alternate in 1992.

Other players receiving votes for Senior Rookie of the Year were Randy Petersen, Carrington, N.D.; Marty Berke, Allentown, Pa.; Bo Goergen, Sanford, Mich.; Tommy Brodowski, New Hyde Park, N.Y.; Mike Tryniski, Fulton, N.Y.; Terry Metzner, Kentwood, Mich.; Don Hicks, W. Babylon, N.Y.; David Goldenberg, Lake Grove, N.Y.; Steve Easterday, Strasburg, Ohio, and Tom Ream, Tampa, Fla.

Ray Randall of Dearborn, Mich. won the Senior Tour’s Dick Weber Sportsmanship Award. The 68-year-old former Air Force veteran and retired design engineer for Ford Motor Co. has been competing regularly on the Senior Tour since 1996.

“This is a great honor and especially meaningful for me because Dick was a friend of mine,” Randall said. “I’m not bowling as well as I used to but I still enjoy bowling against the best. I enjoy competing even when I’m not bowling well.”

ESPN’s 2011-12 PBA Tour Coverage Begins on December 4
New season to conclude with live PBA Tournament of Champions coverage on April 15

SEATTLE (Sept. 29, 2011) – For the 32nd consecutive year, ESPN will provide millions of American bowling fans with nationally-televised coverage of the Professional Bowlers Association during the 2011-12 season.

The PBA Tour’s new television season, which includes 18 Sunday telecasts, will begin with a “doubleheader” on Sunday, Dec. 4 with the men’s and women’s World Bowling Tour Finals presented by the PBA airing in back-to-back one-hour segments. The PBA-ESPN season will conclude with the live finals of the PBA Tournament of Champions from Red Rock Lanes in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15.

Supplementing the ESPN telecasts,’s exclusive Xtra Frame video streaming service will provide more than 250 hours of live, online coverage of PBA Tour preliminary rounds as well as start-to-finish coverage of four new Xtra Frame Tour events during the season.

2011-12 ESPN-PBA TOUR SCHEDULE (all times Eastern)
Dec. 4, 1 p.m. – World Bowling Tour Finals presented by the PBA (men), Las Vegas.
Dec. 4, 2 p.m. - World Bowling Tour Finals presented by the PBA (women), Las Vegas.
Dec. 11, 1 p.m. – WSOB PBA World Championship, Carter Division, Las Vegas.
Dec. 18, 1 p.m. – WSOB PBA World Championship, Hardwick Division, Las Vegas.
Jan. 1, 1 p.m. – WSOB PBA World Championship, Petraglia Division, Las Vegas.
Jan. 8, 1 p.m. – WSOB PBA World Championship, Aulby Division, Las Vegas.
Jan. 15, 1 p.m. – WSOB PBA World Championship finals, Las Vegas.
Jan. 22, 3 p.m. – WSOB Bayer Viper Open, Las Vegas.
Jan. 29, 12:30 p.m. – USBC Masters, Las Vegas.
Feb. 5, 4 p.m. – Chris Paul PBA Celebrity Invitational, New Orleans.
Feb. 12, 3 p.m. – WSOB Chameleon Open, Las Vegas.
Feb. 19, 3 p.m. – WSOB Scorpion Open, Las Vegas.
Feb. 26, 3 p.m. – 69th U.S. Open, North Brunswick, N.J.
March 4, 3 p.m. – WSOB Shark Open, Las Vegas.
March 25, 2:30 p.m. – WSOB Mark Roth-Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship, Las Vegas.
April 1, 1 p.m. – WSOB Carmen Salvino Classic, Las Vegas.
April 8, 1 p.m. – WSOB PBA Exempt Players Championship, Las Vegas.
April 15, 1 p.m. – PBA Tournament of Champions, Las Vegas.
WSOB = PBA World Series of Bowling

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