Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bowling Bytes--4/27/10

~ Hulsenberg rolls 803 to stay undefeated at USBC Queens -- "USBC Hall of Famer Leanne Hulsenberg of Roseville, Calif., put herself in good position to make a run at her second Queens title as she tied for the second-highest series in match-play history on her way to an undefeated record at the El Paso Convention and Performing Arts Center on Monday. After qualifying fourth, the 1999 Queens champion defeated Stacey Fehr of Cincinnati, Ohio, 661-573, before beating defending champion Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, N.Y., 803-698. Hulsenberg's 803 ties her with Shannon O'Keefe of Arlington, Texas, who rolled 803 at the 2009 Queens in Reno, Nev. Johnson holds the record for the highest match-play set with 806, also shot in the 2009 event..."

~ Videos from the 2010 USBC Queens

~ Dorin-Ballard leads USBC Queens field into match play -- "The field for match play is set at the 2010 United States Bowling Congress Queens as USBC Hall of Famer Carolyn Dorin-Ballard of Keller, Texas, continued her torrid pace by breaking the 15-game qualifying record on her way to leading the field. The 2001 Queens champion posted an 1,118 score in her final five-game block to finish at 3,636 overall, surpassing Kelly Kulick's 3,472 set in the 2009 event. Dorin-Ballard now owns the highest five, 10 and 15-game totals in tournament history..."

~ Wheelchair bowlers compete at USBC Open Championships -- "One of the best attributes regarding the sport of bowling is that it can be played by people of all ages, skill levels and abilities, and John Budd of Batesville, Ind., and Kevin Schaefer of Fountain Valley, Calif., found out that the USBC Open Championships encourages those same sentiments. Budd and Schaefer are wheelchair bowlers and members of the American Wheelchair Bowling Association. Joined by four other AWBA members, they made the trip the National Bowling Stadium to compete at the 2010 Open Championships last week. Schaefer made his third appearance at the tournament, while Budd made his first..."

~ On the lanes with Fero Williams -- "In the coming months, we'll talk with some of best-known bowlers at the USBC Open Championships and get their thoughts on their time at the tournament and what it takes to succeed on the championship lanes. This week, we heard from former Team USA member Fero Williams, who owns USBC records for 300 games and 800 series in a single season (2006-07) with 22 and 27, respectively. His record-setting year included six leagues and five tournaments at seven bowling centers in five states. The talented right-hander has rolled more than 100 perfect games and nearly as many 800s in his career. He was a member of Team USA in 2006 and 2007 after a runner-up finish at the 2006 USBC Team USA Trials. He claimed six medals at the 2006 Lee Evans Tournament of the Americas..."

~ Ron Mohr Sets Record Pace to Lead PBA Senior Columbus Open Second Round -- "
Reigning PBA Senior Player of the Year Ron Mohr of Eagle River, Alaska, set three PBA Senior Tour records Monday on his way to the second-round lead in the PBA Senior Columbus Open at HP Lanes. Mohr had a record 16-game overall pinfall of 4,243 after Monday’s second qualifying round for a 265.1 average, breaking his own mark of 4,036 set in 2008. His second eight-game qualifying round pinfall of 2,160 (270 average) broke the previous record of 2,119 set by Hall of Famer Wayne Webb of Columbus in Sunday’s first round. Webb dropped to fourth after Monday’s second round..."

~ Mohamed Kamel, Zandra Aziela win qualifying in 12th Sinai International Open -- "Mohamed Kamel of Kuwait and Zandra Aziela, Malaysia, lead 36 men and 16 women into the finals of the 12th Sinai International Open Bowling Tournament at International Bowling Center in Cairo, Egypt. Kamel lead the field of 121 men with his three highest 4-game series of 1010, 1005 and 901 and a 2916 pinfall total (243.00 average). Kamel was the only player who had two series over 1000...Zandra Aziela combined her highest 4-game series of 1013, 951 and 865 to lead the 38-player women's field for 2829 pinfall total. She was the sole woman, who cracked the 1000-bar in qualifying..."

~ Janine Primrose remains undefeated in USBC Senior Queens title defense -- "Janine Primrose (pictured left) of Gardnerville, Nev., developed a knack for finding herself behind in matches during her run to the 2009 USBC Senior Queens title, and she has continued to fight her way back to victories at the 2010 event at the El Paso Convention and Performing Arts Center. Finding herself down going into the final game of her first and second round matches on Monday, she rallied with games of 245 and 247 to defeat USBC Hall of Famer Nancy Fehr of Cincinnati, 613-567, and Melody Felton of Colfax, Iowa, 653-635, respectively..."

~ Tommy Jones: The Interview, Pt 1 -- "Anyone who watched either of the two telecasts on which Tommy Jones appeared last season - the USBC Masters and the 2009 Earl Anthony Medford Classic - might have wondered what happened to the Tommy Jones whom the PBA named the 30th greatest player in history just as he also prepared to turn only 30 years old, the Tommy Jones who won his first ten titles more quickly than anyone in the history of the Professional Bowlers Association..."

~ If You're Looking for 'Magic' to Revive Your Game, It Might Just Be a Stone's Throw Away (Par Bowling: Tom Kouros--Bowlers Journal International, April 2010, pg.52) -- "...Trust me, no matter how talented you are, you can't compete using old, antiquated equipment in today's environment..."

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