Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Bowling Bytes--6/15/10

~ Kelly Kulick threepeats as BPAA Bowler of the Month -- "Kelly Kulick (pictured) of Union, New Jersey, has been unanimously named the May 2010 Kegel Bowler of the Month by the Bowling Writers Association of America. Her 2010 U.S. Women's Open victory was Kulick's fourth major title in the last nine months and the second in a fifteen day span. She added the Open title to the USBC Queens, PBA Women's World Championship, and her historic PBA Tournament of Champions victory...Kulick becomes the first bowler to win the BWAA Bowler of the Month award three times in a single calendar year since Tommy Jones in 2005..."

~ Mark Williams Plays Two Different Shots to Win 2010 PBA U.S, Senior Open -- "Playing two entirely different shots in the championship match, PBA Hall of Famer Mark Williams won the 2010 PBA Senior U.S. Open at the Suncoast Bowling Center Friday for his first major Senior Tour title. Using the same ball and playing the right lane from an extreme outside angle and the left lane much farther inside, Williams defeated reigning Senior Player of the Year Ron Mohr of Eagle, River, Alaska, 198-181, to also win his third career Senior Tour title..."

~ Handley leads at Senior Masters after Round 1 -- " Bob Handley of Winter Park, Fla., averaged 234.2 Monday to take the opening round qualifying lead at the 2010 United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters. Handley totaled 1,171 for five games, an average of 234.2, at the South Point Hotel and Casino Bowling Center. He had games of 223, 238, 227, 245 and 238 and leads a field of 298 of the top senior bowlers in the country..."

~ Harry Sullins Takes Early Second Round Lead in USBC Senior Masters -- "Harry Sullins of Chesterfield Township, Mich., took the early second round lead in the USBC Senior Masters Tuesday at South Point Bowling Center, averaging 211.3 for a 10-game total of 2,113 pins.First round leader Bob Handley was scheduled to bowl his second five-game qualifying round on the third and final squad of the day..."

~ Sport bowling helps California bowler find success at USBC Open Championships -- "Paul Appling of Camarillo, Calif., enjoys the challenge of USBC Sport Bowling lane conditions because they help prepare him for events like the USBC Open Championships. The 61-year-old right-hander has bowled in Sport and PBA Experience leagues for the last four years with the hope of improving his game, and he got the ultimate payoff for his hard work when he rolled the 26th perfect game of the 2010 Open Championships at the National Bowling Stadium on Saturday..."

~ International star Nepocumeno holds coaching clinic in Jakarta -- "USBC’s busiest coach, bowling ambassador Paeng Nepomuceno of the Philippines, cut short his participation in the ongoing Philippine International Open to conduct a four-day Level One and Bronze certification seminar in Jakarta, Indonesia...Paeng recently visited the International training and Research Center at the International Bowling Campus in Arlington, Texas, and was updated with the latest coaching techniques and the research being conducted at the ITRC. Paeng said he was amazed with all the new developments by USBC..."

~ Nina Flack, Helen Johnsson defend Doubles title in Women's European Championships -- "Nina Flack and Helen Johnsson (r-l) claimed the first gold medal at the 3rd Women's European Championships 2010, when the Swedes successfully defended the Doubles title Monday at Zelta Boulinga Center in Riga, Latvia. In the championship match, the 2008 WEC Doubles champions defeated Finland'sPiritta Kantola and Krista Pöllänen, 454-429. Flack had 233 and Johnsson added 221 while Kantola had 248 and Pöllänen 181..."

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