July 7 2012 Bowling Newsletter
Geometry To Aid Your Bowling
That really bolsters my own theory that, "two spots and a straight swing make for a straight line," when I'm bowling. As long as I stand on the right board, then, and look at the correct mark, I will throw a straight line to a given break point.
Bill Vint | PBA Media Relations
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PBA Spare Shots
PBA.COM TO PROVIDE gLIVE SCORINGh FROM TEEN MASTERS
The PBA, in cooperation with Killer gBh Promotions, will provide live scoring on pba.com for the Teen Masters qualifying rounds from Freeway Lanes in Wickliffe, Ohio, Monday, July 9 through Wednesday, July 11. Live scoring on pba.com will include the High School Girls and Boys, and 14-Under Boys and Girls six-game qualifying rounds on Monday and Tuesday, followed by a High School Girls and Boys gmixed lane conditionh qualifying round Wednesday morning that will determine the match play finalists in both divisions.
Recaps of the high school round-robin match play rounds Wednesday evening and Thursday afternoon, and Thursdayfs 14-Under championship rounds, also will be posted on pba.com.
The top four boys and top four girls will advance to the Teen Masters Grand Championships Aug. 6-8 at Grand Central Terminal in New York City. The Grand Championships will be carried live, exclusively on PBAfs Xtra Frame online bowling channel. More than 170 youth bowlers are expected to compete for more than $100,000 in scholarship money in the 15th annual Teen Masters event. To subscribe to Xtra Frame, visit pba.com.
BEST BOWLER gESPYh VOTING ENDS JULY 9
Reminder: bowling fans have until Monday, July 9, to to cast their votes for the 2011-12 gbest bowlerh ESPY. The winner will be announced during the ESPY Awards telecasts which will air on Wednesday, July 11, at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN. Candidates are three-time 2011-12 titlist Jason Belmonte, Tournament of Champions winner Sean Rash and USBC Masters champion Mike Fagan. To vote, visit espn.com/espys and follow the instructions.
CHRIS LOSCHETTER WINS BRUNSWICK ITALIA CHALLENGE
Chris Loschetter of Avon, Ohio, won his second European Bowling Tour title in the inaugural Brunswick Italia Challenge on Sunday, July 1, at Bowling Red & Black in Asti, Italy, topping reigning PBA Player of the Year Sean Rash of Montgomery, Ill., by 55 pins for the win.
Loschetter, a 10-year PBA Tour veteran who is looking for his first PBA Tour title, finished the round robin match play finals with a 13-game total of 3,155 pins including match play bonus pins for the win. Englandfs Dom Barrett finished third while Ryan Ciminelli of Cheektowaga, N.Y., and Ronnie Russell of Camby, Ind., rounded out the top five.
PBA TOUR STARS HAVE STRONG PRESENCE IN TEAM USA COMPETITIONS
The PBA will have a potent presence on Team USA as its pursues world titles in the World Tenpin Bowling Associationfs international competition later this year.
Chris Barnes, Tommy Jones and newly-crowned U.S. Womenfs Open champion Kelly Kulick will join amateur Shannon OfKeefe as Team USAfs representatives in the inaugural WTBA World Singles Championships in Limassol, Cyprus, from Sept. 18-26.
Representing Team USA in the Pan American Bowling Confederation Combined Championships Aug. 18-25 at Sunset Stationfs Strike Zone Bowling Center in Henderson, Nev., will be Patrick Allen, Bill OfNeill, Tommy Jones and amateurs John Janawicz, Steve Smith, and Marshall Kent on the menfs squad while Liz Johnson will join Stefanie Nation, Josie Earnest, Diandra Asbaty, Shannon Pluhowsky and Leanne Hulsenberg on the womenfs team.
Sean Rash will bowl with AJ Johnson, Tammy Turner and Addileen Pointer at the 2012 Lee Evans Tournament of the Americas July 29-Aug. 4 in Tamarac, Fla. Kamron Doyle, the youngest player ever to gcashh in the U.S. Open, will bowl in the under-15 boys division. Doyle finished 61st in the 2012 U.S. Open at the age of 14.
Team USAfs representatives for the 48th QubicaAMF World Cup will be Marshall Kent and Danielle McEwan, the winners in the Team USA Trials held earlier in the year. The World Cup takes place Nov. 24-Dec. 2 in Wroclaw, Poland.
FREE gXTRA FRAME ON YOUTUBEh SHOWS FEATURE BOWL EXPO INTERVIEWS
PBAfs Xtra Frame offers a peek inside the bowling industry through a series of interviews with PBA leadership, PBA competitors and industry leaders from International Bowl Expo in Reno, Nev., now available at no cost on the PBA YouTube Channel. Use this link (http://www.youtube.com/user/PBAProBowlersAssn) to subscribe to the PBAfs free YouTube programming.
REGIONAL ROUNDUP: SHAFER, PICKFORD WIN gANIMAL PATTERNh TITLES
PBA Tour veteran Ryan Shafer of Horseheads, N.Y., defeated Jonathan Van Hees of Charlestown, R.I., 279-228, to win the PBA East Region Homefield Bowl Viper Open presented by Columbia 300 at Homefield Bowl on Sunday, July 1.
Shafer, who qualified for the finals by one pin, started Sundayfs match play with back-to-back 258 games, advancing from last to first, a position he never relinquished. Shafer earned $2,500 and his 18th career PBA Regional title.
Brad Angelo of Lockport, N.Y., earned the East Regionfs second entry into the 2012 PBA World Series of Bowling as highest finisher among players who entered the East Regionfs optional ganimal patternh championship series competition.
In the PBA Central Region, Connor Pickford of Charlotte, N.C., defeated Brandon Novak of Chillicothe, Ohio, by 25 pins to win his first PBA Regional title in the Storm Products/Beechmont Toyota Chameleon Open at Cherry Grove Lanes in Cincinnati on Sunday. Pickford finished with a 9-3 match play record and a total of 4,744 pins for 20 games, including match play bonus pins, to win the third of four PBA Central Region ganimal patternh championships. He also earned $2,600.
Brian Himmler of Cincinnati, who finished seventh, earned a paid entry into the 2012 PBA World Series of Bowling as the high finisher among those who paid the optional animal pattern championship series entry fee.
In the PBA Midwest Region, Dale Traber of Cedarburg, Wis., rolled 269 in his final game of match play to go from fourth to first and win his 50th overall PBA Regional title in the one-day Fox Bowl Open sponsored by Allstate Insurance in Wheaton, Ill., on Sunday.
With his big finish, Traber won the title by 10 pins over rookie Derek Eoff of Madison, Wis., finishing with a 10-2 match play record and a 19-game total of 4,740 pins, including match play bonus pins. The title was Traberfs 39th career standard PBA Regional title. The 55-year-old right-hander also has won 11 Senior Regionals. Eoff also finished second in his PBA debut a week earlier in Oak Forest, Ill.
The July 6-8 weekend features two animal pattern championships: the South Regionfs Chameleon Open presented by Columbia 300 at George Pappasf Liberty Lanes in Gastonia, N.C., and the West Regionfs Vanessa Brown Homes Viper Open at Yosemite Lanes in Modesto, Calif. Also on the calendar for July 6-8 are the PBA Midwest Miller Lite Regular/Senior Doubles sponsored by Allstate Insurance at Raymondfs Johnsburg (Ill.) Bowl, and the East Regionfs Bethmann-Russell Syracuse Open at Flamingo Bowl in Liverpool, N.Y.
In all PBA regional animal pattern championships, players can pay an optional animal pattern entry fee for the right to win a paid entry into the PBA World Series of Bowling, Nov. 2-11 at South Point Bowling Center in Las Vegas. In all seven PBA Regions, the player who accumulates the highest number of competition points in the regionfs four animal pattern events (Cheetah, Scorpion, Chameleon and Viper) will earn a World Series entry, whether or not he participates in the goptionalh entry program.
For complete PBA regional schedule and entry information, visit pba.com and click on gRegional Toursh under the Schedules tab.
œ PBA member Andrew Cain of Phoenix has been re-elected United States Bowling Congress President for a one-year term beginning Aug. 1. Cain, a five-year PBA member and winner of one PBA Regional title, has served on the USBC Board of Directors since 2007. The former Arizona State University collegiate All-American has bowled since age 6, rolled his first 300 game at age 12 and has won nearly a dozen international medals as a former member of Team USA and Junior Team USA.
œ Grand Touring Vodka has signed PBA Tour stars Bill OfNeill and Tom Smallwood to marketing contracts to help promote the product to bowling centers across the U.S. Florida-based Grand Touring Vodka was founded by former NASCAR driver Greg Sacks and his family.
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