Monday, June 21, 2010

Bowling Bytes--6/21/10

~ PBA West Leaders Through June 20, 2010

~ The 11th Frame: 'Green Machine" cements status as top senior player in the world -- "Ron Mohr might be the reigning PBA Senior Player of the Year but there's no doubt who the best senior bowler in the world is right now. In a battle of Hall of Famers and living legends, Wayne Webb defeated Walter Ray Williams Jr., 705-628, in the title match to win the United States Bowling Congress Senior Masters, USBC and PBA reported.Webb, who was known as the "Green Machine" during his touring days and now is a bowling proprietor in the Columbus, Ohio, area, went undefeated in seven matches to win the $16,000 top prize of the Senior Masters at the South Point Hotel and Casino Bowling Center in Las Vegas.

~ Marcus Berndt wins 19th Malta Open Championships from top seed -- "Marcus Berndt (pictured), Sweden, led the 19th Malta Open Championships at Eden SuperBowl in St. Julian's in qualifying and earned the No. 1 seed for the stepladder final after going 9-2 in match play averaging 221. In the championship match in best-of-three games format, Berndt swept No. 2 seed Matt Chamberlain (right), England, two-games-to-none, to win the title and the 2.500 Euro top prize..."

~ Seniors bowlers invade Vienna for the 2010 European Senior Bowling Championships -- "Almost 1000 senior bowlers invaded Austria's capital city of Vienna for the 2010 European Senior Bowling Championships, which got underway on Saturday evening, June 19th, with the Opening Ceremonies at Eventhotel Pyramide. The ESBC will kick off on Sunday morning 9 a.m. CET at three of Vienna's biggest bowling centers, Plus Bowling, Brunswick Bowling Hernals and Brunswick Bowling Prater. From June 20-24 almost 300 women and more than 600 men from 22 countries will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles, Doubles and Trios. The participating countries are Belgium, Catalonia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the host country of Austria..."

~ BPAA got out of business for elite bowlers as PBA Tour flourished by Dick Evans -- "Since covering the first of more than 200 PBA tournaments starting in 1964, I firmly have believed the Professional Bowlers Association is the best thing ever to happen to the Bowling Proprietors Association of America...It is my opinion that if the BPAA doesn't become a stronger support group to the PBA in the near future,, there is a definite possibility that one year soon there will be no more PBA and no more bowling on TV...I put my theory to Fred Schreyer (pictured right)!, who has proved an admirable leader since taking over as Commissioner and CEO of the PBA in 2005 -- five years after the old PBA went broke and was purchased by former Microsoft executives Chris Peters, Mike Slade and Rob Glaser...Below you will find his answer to my questions about BPAA's support of the PBA and other timely and interesting issues including the $1 million Tournament of Champions with the telecast scheduled live on the ABC Network at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday Jan 22..."

~ Young Wisconsin bowlers challenge lead at USBC Open Championships -- "Wisconsin always is well-represented at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, and the next generation of Badger-State bowlers made their presence known on the sport's biggest stage Saturday. Propelled by a 1,258 game, the fourth-highest team effort in tournament history, Warhawks (pictured left) of Milton, Wis., made a run at the top spot in Regular Team before settling into third place with a 3,387 total. Bowlers Edge Pro Shop (right) of Neenah, Wis., the 2003 team champion, leads with 3,408. Warhawks entered the National Bowling Stadium with a carefully-devised strategy, and although some opening-game nerves and a few errant shots led to a 974 start, the teammates got comfortable and started striking..."

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