Friday, July 2, 2010

Bowling Bytes--7/2/10

~ This Weekend’s GEICO PBA Team Shootout on ESPN at a Glance

~ PBA East Region Leaders Through June 28, 2010

~ PBA Midwest Region Leaders Through June 28, 2010

~ PBA Central Region Leaders Through June 28, 2010

~ Senior Masters Title Convinces Webb to Complete Quest for Senior Player of the Year Honor -- ”As a competitor on the PBA Tour for more than a quarter century, Wayne Webb put together a Hall of Fame career capturing 20 titles including the Tournament of Champions and a Player of the Year crown. But two major titles — the U.S. Open and United States Bowling Congress Masters—eluded him. On June 18, in a marquee matchup of two PBA greats, Webb defeated reigning PBA Player of the Year Walter Ray Williams Jr., 705-628, in the title match to win the USBC Senior Masters at the South Point Hotel and Casino Bowling Center in Las Vegas...Webb, who moved to the Columbus, Ohio area in early April to open Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl, had planned to end his season after the Senior Tour’s two majors in Las Vegas to concentrate on his center back home. But after a win in the Senior Columbus Open, a runnerup finish in the season-opening Senior Dayton Classic and a ninth-place finish in the Senior U.S. Open, he’s a leading contender for Senior Player of the Year honors. As a result, he is planning to adjust his schedule so he can compete in the last three events of the season...

~ Memory Lane: The Dave Bolles Story -- “It is October 15, 1989 at Camino Bowl in Mountain View, Calif. Dave Bolles, who has made the finals of a major on the PBA West Region tour and will have a shot at bowling the Tournament of Champions with a top-four finish, curls up in the fetal position on a bench in the bar, ill and falling asleep after telling the tournament director that he is too sick to go on. He has no idea that just a few hours from now he will attain bowling immortality, that this is the week he will tell people about for the rest of his life...”

~ USBC Senior Championships Underway in Reno -- “The 2010 USBC Senior Championships is underway at the National Bowling Stadium and nearly 350 bowlers from 47 states and three Canadian provinces have converged on The Biggest Little City in the World...”

~ Malta Sue Abela, Mark Spiteri to compete in 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Zagreb -- “June at the SuperBowl in St. Julian's, Malta, saw the Malta Tenpin Bowling Association's (MTBA) qualifying event for this year’s QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup, which will be held in Zagreb, Croatia between the 15th - 24th of October. The BWC is one of the most prestigious events in the worldwide tenpin bowling calendar, with typically in excess of eighty nations represented by their male and female champions. Malta will be represented by Mark Spiteri and Sue Abela after the duo came through to top their respective divisions with flying colors...”

~ Williams, Jussila overtake qualifying lead in 1st Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open -- “2007 World Ranking Masters champion Stuart Williams (pictured left), England, and Perttu Jussila (right), Finland, led two of the three qualifying squads on Thursday at Dream-Bowl Palace in Unterföhring near Munich, Germany, en route to move into 1, 2 in the overall qualifying standings of the 1st Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open...Among the top 16 are PBA exempt player Chris Loschetter (left) and PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss (right), both United States. Loschetter, who is still seeking his first PBA title sits in 5th place with 1373 featuring six games between 215 and 245. Voss, who will serve on the Austrian coaching staff in the upcoming Men's World Championship in August, is 14th with 1330 including a 280 high game...”

~ California bowler rolls 300, takes Singles lead at USBC Women’s Championships -- “Krischna Howard (pictured left) of Hawthorne, Calif., rolled the 12th perfect game in the 91-year history of the United States Bowling Congress Women's Championships on her way into the lead in scratch and Diamond Singles on Thursday. The 31-year-old right-hander started singles with a pair of 246 games before rolling 12 consecutive strikes to finish with a 792 scratch series. She received an additional 22 pins of handicap per game, which gave her a final score of 858. Team USA member Tennelle Milligan (right) of Arlington, Texas, previously held the scratch lead with 779, while Shauna Shannon of Albuquerque, N.M., led Diamond Singles with 797...”

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