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Tore Torgersen Wins Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open Rick Espinosa 300 at Maple Lanes RVC
By Jerry Schneider - PBA Bowler of the Year and a ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - Frank Krulish rolled 265, Mike
LAS VEGAS – Tore Torgersen member of the World Rick Espinosa fired a 300 game in Lancaster and Gloria Belmonte
of Norway, a highly-decorated Bowling Writers Hall of the Thursday Mixed League at 254, and Paul Barbuzza and Kyle
bowler on the international Fame. “I was thinking that I Maple Lanes RVC O'Connor 247.
stage, thwarted PBA Hall of hadn’t missed a 10 pin in a
Famer Mika Koivuniemi’s bid while, no problem – and
for a second consecutive what happened? I missed it. Jeremy Milito 300-300-300-900,
Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. I was very fortunate to get James McLean, Jr 300 at Farmingdale
Open presented by Storm title away with winning after
Friday by winning the low- missing that.” FARMINGDALE, NY - Jeremy Don Perillo and Sunil Kochar
scoring title match 184-178 at Torgersen joined 2007 Milito and James McLean, Jr each rolled 279, Nick DiLauro 276-
the Suncoast Bowling Center. Senior U.S. Open winner blasted a 300 in the Epic Edge 264, Louis Getzelman 269, TJ
PBA photo
In a title match where strikes Champion Tore Torgersen with Mike Kaufman Rick Minier as the only non- Trios League at Farmingdale Gregg 268, Darren Barlow, Alfred
were hard to come by, the 50- members to win the major. Lanes. Jeremy blasted 300-300- Spano, and Paul Bajorski 267, Ed
year-old Torgersen, bowling as a non-PBA member, Torgersen, who lists the 1994 Qubica/AMF World 300-900, and James hit 257-300- Stadtlander 266, and Kristina
was able to take an early lead in the match when Cup title and the 1999 World Championships all- 259-816. Porter 264.
Finland native Koivuniemi, who was top qualifier for events gold medal among his many accomplishments
the stepladder finals for the second consecutive year, in international competition, qualified second for the Ty Dawson Won 2019 Super Senior Classic
failed to convert the 1-2-10 washout in the fourth stepladder finals. By Matt Cannizzaro - USBC missing the 3-6-10 in the sixth
frame. Torgersen missed a 10 pin in the seventh In the semifinal match he beat No. 3 qualifier PBA LAS VEGAS - Google might be frame of the title tilt, he rallied
frame, but the 52-year-old Koivuniemi couldn’t take Hall of Famer Norm Duke who was trying for his
working overtime with bowling back with three more strikes to
advantage of the opportunity, giving the win in the second Senior U.S. Open win and sixth career
season’s third and final major for players 50 and over PBA50 Tour title, 196-180, to advance to the title
fans trying to learn pull away from
to the Norwegian. match. more about Ty Miller for good.
“I made the mistake about thinking about the 10 Dawson of Miller, a seven-
pin,” said Torgersen, the 2000 World Amateur
See TORGERSEN page 2 Sunnyvale, time Professional
California, who out- B o w l e r s
Sandra Andersson Wins PWBA Fountain Valley Open lasted nearly 200 of Association Tour
By Aaron Smith - PWBA PWBA Fountain Valley Open. the top United champion and the
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – Although both players fought to States Bowling lone left-hander in
Sweden’s Sandra Andersson won her find the best look on this week’s 37- Congress members the championship
first career Professional Women’s foot oil pattern during the title tilt, the age 60 and older at round, collected
Bowling Association Tour title in a match was separated by just three the 2019 Super $7,000 for the run-
stunning title match at the 2019 pins, with Andersson having the Senior Classic. USBC photo ner-up finish.
PWBA Fountain Valley Open. advantage, heading into the ninth The 66-year-old Champion Ty Dawson "I can't believe it,
The back-and-forth finale at frame.
right-hander and first-time partici- but I can, because I threw the ball
Fountain Bowl came down to the final Andersson, a 27-year-old right-han-
pant at the Super Senior Classic really well," Dawson said. "I
shot as Bryanna Coté of Red Rock, der, quickly gave the advantage back,
was the top seed for the star-stud- worked hard to get this far, and I'm
Arizona, was unable to strike on her leaving a 7-10 split she was unable to
fill ball to force a tie, leaving an 8 pin convert. ded stepladder Sunday at the excited about this. The adrenaline
to allow Andersson to claim a 184- PWBA photo
With the open going into the 10th Sam's Town Bowling Center and and emotions were really high. I
Sandra Andersson wasted no time showing his desire shed a few tears. I had a bunch of
183 victory and $10,000 top prize. frame, Andersson finished on the left
“This means so much,” said Andersson, who earned lane, where she had not delivered a strike in her first for the coveted title and $8,500 top my friends come up and congratu-
the top overall seed through 30 games of qualifying this four attempts, and rolled three strikes to force Coté to prize, striking on the first five late me afterwards, so it feels real-
week. “I’ve been working so hard for the past few years strike on her first shot for a chance to win or record a shots of his 227-214 win over ly good knowing your peers
and knew I really, really wanted to win today. I’m just spare and strike for a tie. Hugh Miller of Mercer Island, appreciate all of the hard work."
thrilled that I was able to do it.” See ANDERSSON Page 2
See DAWSON Page 4 provided live coverage of the 2019 Though Dawson faltered briefly,
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ANDERSSON Continued from Page 1 TORGERSEN Continued from Page 1

“The shot in the ninth wasn’t that great, and I was- position to win. “I could tell it wasn’t going to be a strikefest but I like the challenge
n’t too happy about it,” Andersson said. “But I knew “Recently, I found myself not making the best shots of thinking your way out of trouble and that’s the way it was the whole
to just go and take one pin and see what the scores under pressure, so I think I proved to myself I can tournament,” Torgersen said. “Once you get in that mindset that’s how
were. I knew there still was a small chance I could handle that pressure and make that shot. I put the ball the tournament is going to be, you just adjust to it. Don’t get me wrong,
come out as the winner.” where it needed to go, but the pins didn’t fall my I’ll join in on a strikefest party, but if it’s not, I’m not afraid of making
Coté, working on a strike in the ninth, left a light- way.” the big changes you need to make on a challenging condition.”
pocket 8 pin and converted the spare to start her 10th Coté advanced to the title match after defeating Torgersen also had a two-season stint on the Go Bowling! PBA Tour
frame. Needing a strike to force a one-ball roll-off, Colombia’s Clara Guerrero, 209-190. Guerrero held a 15 years ago when he had a career high third-place finish in the 2005
Coté delivered a flush pocket hit only to find another slight advantage heading into the ninth frame but also Birmingham Open.
8 pin and second consecutive runner-up finish at the was slowed down by a 7-10 split. In the opening stepladder match, No. 5 seed 2018 PBA50 Rookie of
PWBA Fountain Valley Open. Coté, who had rolled strikes in her eighth and ninth the Year Rolando Sebelen of the Dominican Republic, defeated No. 4
“I literally started crying,” said Andersson, who frames, secured the win with a nine count on her first seed three-time Team USA member Steven Smith of San Diego, 246-
was the runner-up as the top seed at the 2016 United delivery in the 10th frame. 200, to advance to the second stepladder match against Duke. Sebelen,
States Bowling Congress Queens. “I’m still a little bit In Saturday’s first match, Guerrero delivered five who finished fourth, improved on his 10th-place finish in his Senior
shaky, but I’m really proud I was able to do what I’ve consecutive strikes starting in the second frame to U.S. Open debut in 2018. Smith, also bowling as a non-member, fin-
been practicing for all these years – throw those outdistance hometown favorite Missy Parkin of near- ished fifth improving on his eighth-place finish in 2018.
strikes when it matters.” by Laguna Hills, California, 238-189. In the second match, Duke defeated Sebelen 245-193 to advance to the
Coté was the top seed at the 2018 event at Fountain Parkin finished in fourth place at the Fountain semifinal against Torgersen.
Bowl but fell to Danielle McEwan of Stony Point, Valley Open for the second consecutive season. Earlier this season the 55-year-old Duke won the Go Bowling!
New York, in the title match, 215-182. She was proud Competition this week at the PWBA Fountain Indianapolis and Go Bowling! Jonesboro Opens for the 39th and 40th
to be able to throw one of her best shots of the day Valley Open included two eight-game qualifying PBA Tour titles of his career becoming the oldest player to win back-to-
when she needed it. blocks on Friday to determine the 32 players for back PBA Tour titles.
“I can take away a lot from today,” said Coté, the Saturday’s Round of 32. An additional eight-game The 2019 PBA50 Tour season will take a break before starting up
2016 PWBA Lexington Open champion. “I fought block Saturday morning narrowed the field to 12 again with the PBA50 River City Extreme Open presented by Hammer
myself physically a lot just today. There were some players, who bowled six additional games to deter- July 9-12. Fans can catch all the action on Visit
games where I wasn’t bowling well, but I kept fight- mine the stepladder finalists. for subscription and schedule information.
ing to make the best shots I could to put myself in
Remember...... LEADERS AT
You never get a second chance Final Standings:
to make a First Impression
LODI LANES 1, Tore Torgersen, Norway, $15,000
2, Mika Koivuniemi, Finland, $7,500
Wilson Aponte, Jr 813 3, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., $5,000
LODI, NJ - Wilson Aponte topped 4, Rolando Sebelen, Dominican Republic, $4,000
the scoring in the Monday 670 5, Steven Smith, San Diego, $3,000
Trios League firing a high game of
279 and a high series of 813 Stepladder Results:
Russ Van Housen rolled 289, Match One – Sebelen def. Smith, 246-200.
Quentin Collins 288, Dan Match Two – Duke def. Sebelen, 245-193.
Twomey 287, Joseph Granada Semifinal Match – Torgersen def. Duke, 196-180.
286, Chris Mota, Julio Canales, Championship Match – Torgersen def. Koivuniemi, 184-178.
Carlos Colon, Daijin Smith,
Phillip Burnett, and Daquan Green
279 Alex Baluyut and Mike Belmonte, Duke, Butturff and
Brenner 278, and Danny Simonsen Nominated for
Chinchilla 269.
2019 ESPY Best Bowler Award
PJ Adams 279-753 Voting Now Open
LODI NJ - PJ Adams led the scor-
ing in the Tuesday Trios League Fans have the opportunity to select the winners by voting online at and social media platforms. Visit this link to vote:
rolling a high game of 279 and a
high series of 753.
Mike Scarfino rolled 280, Ricky
Hosted by actor/comedian Tracy Morgan, the awards will be
McCulligan 277-746, Henryt
announced Wednesday, July 10 during the ESPYs telecast from the
Verdina 269 Armando Verdina
Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles beginning at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
268, Robert Grippo 267, and
Voting will remain open until the start of the ESPYs telecast.
Jaime Medina 262.
July 3 - 9, 2019 SPORTS REPORTER 3

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• How did PBA Hall of Famer
Dawson became the seventh different player since the inaugural event John Roam 789
Nelson Burton Jr. spend his 77th
in 2013 to hoist the trophy at the Super Senior Classic, and one of his HOPELAWN, NJ - John Roam topped the scoring in the Monday
birthday on June 6? He bowled as
keys to success this week at Sam's Town simply was to focus only on the Summer Adult/Child League firing games of 280-244-265 for a high
a sub in the Wednesday Handicap
things he could control. series of 789
Singles league at Stuart Bowl in
Early in the championship match, when Miller missed a 6 pin and 4- Will Harris shot 268-234-672, Nick Simone,Jr 214-267-672, MIke
Stuart, Fla., and rolled games of
10 split in back-to-back frames, Dawson wasn't watching his opponent 279, 290 and 269 for an 838 Moore 206-246-203-655, Joshua Fylpczuk 222-225-646, Logan Miller
or the scores and had no idea he'd opened up such a significant lead. He series. He then added a 248 for a 246, and Ryan Poll 234.
said his own miscue in the sixth frame was the adrenaline getting the four-game series of 1,086 for a Chris Fisher 793
best of him, something he was able to move past with a quick mental 271.5 average. HOPELAWN,NJ - Chris Fisher topped the scoring in the Premiere Pro
reset. • Don’t Forget to Vote: Four- Shop Singles League blasting games of 247-247-299 for a high series of
"I kept my mind still and didn't really focus on anything," Dawson time PBA Player of the Year 793.
said. "I wanted to clear my mind and focus on what I wanted to do. I did- Jason Belmonte, PBA Hall of Brandon Micewicz rolled 227-227-278-732, Jordan Stoveken 234-244-
n't even watch to see how Hugh was bowling, so I had no idea if I was Famer Norm Duke, and rising 206-684, Jen Daunno 206-268-206-680, and Landis Crawford 225-269-
winning or not. I waited to the end of the match to look up and see the stars Jakob Butturff and Anthony 661.
scoreboard. I was focused on my game, since I had no control over what Simonsen – four players who
he was doing."
Rusty Thomsen 922
have already put together mile- HOPELAWN, NJ - Rusty Thomsen topped the scoring in the
Miller earned his spot in the championship match with an exciting stone seasons in the 2019 Go Wednesday PBA Sports Singles League blasting games of 218-234-256-
284-226 win against Pete McCordic of Katy, Texas. Miller started the Bowling! PBA Tour season – 214-922.
semifinal with 10 consecutive strikes, before a 4-6-7-10 split ended his have been selected by ESPN as Bob Caruso rolled 216-253-851, Lauren Hoffman 245-220-838, Matt
run at perfection. nominees for the 2019 ESPY Gibney 216-214-801, Jonatan Adams 214-200-785, and Tom
In the opening match of the Super Senior Classic stepladder, Best Bowler Award. Fans will Wisniewski 215-214-211-780.
McCordic eased past Darryl Bower of Middletown, Pennsylvania, 247- select the winners by voting
157. online at and
John Kaminski 649
McCordic and Bower were the survivors of the unique and simultane- social media platforms: HOPELAWN, NJ - John Kamnski rolled 245-211-649, Brian
ous group stepladders that kicked off Sunday's action at Sam's Town. MacDonald 218-207-619, Tom Bailey 234, and Robert Power 227 in the
In the Group A stepladder, Bower defeated 2017 Super Senior Classic y/_/page/voting48/best-athlete- South Shore League.
champion Ron Mohr of Las Vegas, 222-204, after Mohr missed two 10 sport.
pins and could not recover. Bower defeated Chris Keane of Cape Coral, • Fans can watch the 2019
Florida, in the opening match, 234-210. Teen Masters from July 1-5 on
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July 3 - 9, 2019 SPORTS REPORTER 5
Shocking Finish:
Regional Title Decided By Two Gutter Balls
By Bill Vint
Brady Stearns won his first PBA Regional title in Mounds View, Minnesota, in what might have been the
most bizarre ending in PBA Regional tournament history.
At the PBA Mermaid Lanes Midwest Open presented by Columbia 300 on June 9, Stearns defeated Nick
Pate, 240-239, to win the title and $2,500 first prize after Pate, needing two pins on his fill ball after convert-
ing a 10 pin spare in the 10th frame, saw his final shot drift right into the gutter.
Ironically, Stearns had opened the door for Pate in similar fashion just moments earlier. Working on a string
of six strikes including the first two in his 10th frame, Stearns also threw his final shot into the gutter to give
Pate an easier chance to win. Had Stearns struck on his fill ball, he would have forced Pate to also strike on XBowling’s New BVL Game
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Adding to the irony, the Mermaid Lanes Midwest Open was contested on the Del Ballard Jr. lane oiling pat-
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gutter ball on his final shot to lose the 1991 PBA Fair Lanes Open title to Pete Weber. bowlers and America’s veterans win prizes, prestige and donations.
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Matt Achstatter 299 Danny Schrafel 279
FARMINGDALE, NY - Matt Achstatter fired a FARMINGDALE, NY - Danny Schrafel rolled 279,
John McDonough 1003
high game of 299 in the Custom Thumbz and Brian Beale 268 in the Monday Night Fourplay FLUSHING, NY - John McDonough led the scoring in the 2 x 4
Doubles League. Doubles League blasting games of 202-268-279-254 for a high series
LeagueJohn LaBau 275
Bill Salvatore rolled 267-270-243-780, Michael of 1003.
FARMINGDALE, NY - John LaBau topped the Greg Fuji rolled 202-245-247-227-921, Vinny Nguyen 212-268-223-
McMahon 238-267-227-732, Nadien Williams- scoring in the Friday Night Mixed League firing
Clory 267, Anthony Cassonetot 265-245, and 901, Jaime Ansale 227-269-213-901, Ronnie Fandino 216-222-212-
games of 275-265 for a high series of 766. 245-895, and Daniel Conlon 201-259-225-877.
Jamal Steele and Lawrence Welfare 258. Stanley Cummings rolled 268, Tom Masone 257,
Charlie Torres 290 Rick Boremski 256, and Felix Moronta 255-253. Danny Bartucci 705
FARMINGDALE, NY - Charlie Torres fired a Boris Sosa 264 FLUSHING, NY - Danny Bartucci rolled 277-212-216-705, Joe
high game of 290 in the Thursday Mixed Peltzman 257-227-214-698, and Jhun Chacon 237-623 in the Ball and
FARMINGDALE, NY - Boris Sosa rolled 264,
League. Chain League.
Robert Walkowiak 211, Rich Snyder210, and
Paul Milford roleld 254, Rick Espinosa 248, Jackie LaBau 205-201 in the Thursday El Cheapo Rich Scherne 695
and Gary Ton 247 Mixed League. FLUSHING, NY - Rich Scherne led the scoring in the Midweek
Cameron Potts 289 Keith Massimillo 258 Mixers Summer League rolling games of 233-223-239 for a high
FARMINGDALE, NY - Cameron Potts fired a series of 695
FARMINGDALE, NY - Keith Massimillo rolled
high game of 289 in the Wednesday Early Mens Kevin O'Neill rolled 217-204-254-675, Mike Rosenberg 255-235-
258, Sal Palmeri 256, and Pete Jonker 242 in the
Handicap League. 674, and Nasir Asraf 244.
Oceanside Knights of Columbus League.
Chris Valentine and David Morenberg rolled In the Rockvilles League Patrice Nolan and Jason Lindo 694
269, and Matthew Gierl 268 Jeanette Holler rolled 226, and Debra Potasso 213. FLLUSHING, NY - Jason Lindo led the scoring in the PBC Summer
Robert Spann 289 George Michaelowski 257 League firing games of 245-247-202 for a high series of 694.
FARMINGDALE, NY- Robert Spann fired a FARMINGDALE, NY - In the Sunday HMA Todd David rolled 249-253-689, Mannix Cruz 245-225-214-684, and
high game of 289 in the Tuesday Early Birds Memorial League George Michaelowski rolled 257, Glenson Magsombol 213-201-153-667.
League. Dennis Brown 243, and John Baque 235. Arnold Lim 278
Samuel Cooke rolled 269, Tyron Page 268, and
Amefika Greaves 267. Jay McCray 257 FLUSHING, NY - In the Adult Child League Arnold Lim shot 278,
FARMINGDALE, NY - Jay McCray rolled 257, Arthur O'Connor 257, Steve Palmisano 252, and Brian Walters 247.
Jeffrey Brezinski 280
Thomas Romanelli, Frederick Tucker 256, Don
FARMINGDALE, NY - Jeffrey Brezinski rolled Saunders 252, and Ricky Amparado 247 in the
280, Wingo Hom 279, and Howie Delman 268. Thursday Senior Birds League.
Gaetano Sereno 280 Erica Gershkowitz rolled 193-181, Debbie
FARMINGDALE, NY - Gaetano Sereno led the Donnelly 180, and Susan Coren 174 in the Tuesday
scoring in the Monday 4 Man Classic League Long Beach Catholics League
rolling games of 280-258-265 for a high series of Robert Benenati 257
803. FARMINGDALE, NY - In the Wednesday Night
Tom Riccobono rolled 265, Kyle O'Connor Mixed League Robert Benenati rolled 257, Paul
263, Dan DGirolamo and Jeremy Slade 258, Milford 253, Mario Parano 248, and Frank Rugolo 246.
Robert Aiello and Leroy Singletary 257, and
Alby Pezzella 256. Vance Bailey 248
Nick Lupo 279 FARMINGDALE, NY - In the Tuesday Late Mens
League Vance Bailey rolled 248, Les Forrai 244,
FARMINGDALE, NY - Nick Lupo rolled a high and Matthew Meaney 243.
game of 279, followed by Jeffrey Juarez 278 in In the Tuesday Koffee Kats League Patrice Guido
the Epic/Maple Foursome League rolled 191, Celine Bajaj 179, and Laurie Bettinesci
Brian Ziesig rolled 274-268-257-788, Terry 177-167.
Cazzalino 269, and Rob Figgers and Louis In the Monday Classic League Linda Walsh and
Getzelman 268. Danielle Davis rolled 233


PBA stars Anthony Simonsen, Kyle Troup, Jakob match finished off the 18-14 win by the U.S. One point
Butturff and team captain Chris Barnes successfully was awarded in each singles, doubles and Baker team
defended the Weber Cup against a quartet of European match bowled using the World Bowling “current frame”
PBA stars – Osku Palermaa, Jesper Svensson, Stuart scoring system. The U.S. win evened the series at 10-10.
Williams and captain Dom Barrett – in the 20th anniver- The invitational event will return to Europe in 2020.
sary of the Ryder-Cup-style bowling event, but the first The Weber Cup was conducted over a span of four
held on American soil. days on a single lane in a stadium-style setting at
Simonsen’s 287-278 win over Williams in the 32nd Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
July 3 - 9, 2019 SPORTS REPORTER 7


Phil Schaffer 827 Barbara Singleton 290
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - Phil Schaffer topped the scoring in the Thursday Mixed ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - Barbara Singleton topped the scoring in the Thursday
League blasting games of 269-279-279 for a high series of 827, Senior Birds League blasting a high game of 290.
Alby Pezzella rolled 268, Giselle Eras 267, Randy Catania 266, Paul Centineo 257, John Lutter rolled 269, Jerry George 264, Joel Washington 253, and Roberto DeGuzman
Charlie Torres 254, and George Diakoumakso 251. 246.
John LaBau 810 Nicholas Ditaranto 289
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - John LaBau topped the scoring in the Friday Night Mixed ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - Nicholas Ditaranto fired a high game of 289 in the Tuesday
League firing games of 260-260-290 for a high series of 810. Late Mens League
Felix Mornota shot 270, Pat Zenker 258-247 , Donald Ceparano 255, Thomas Romaneli Steve Brazzi rolled 278, Zachary Blumenthal 267-236-266-769, and Tom Bammann 258
and Tony Parziale 254, and David Lake 251. Alby Pezzella 289
Ben Gregoretti 298 ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - Alby Pezzella topped the scoring in the Custom Thumbz
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - Ben Gregoretti fired a high game of 298 in the Wednesday Doubles League blasting a high game of 289
Early Mens League. Bill Salvatore roleld 286, Lawrence Welfare and Josh Vine 279, Matt Achstatter 268, Dave
Al Digangi rolled 268, Mike Fisch 267-258, Steven Friedman and Carmelo Ciulla 257, Goldman 259-256, Jeremy Schuster 258 and Charlie Torres and Jamal Steele 257
and James Guardino 253. George Michaelowski 286
Pete Morreale 290 ROCKVILLE CENTRE NY - George Michaelowski rolled a high game of 286 in the
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - Pete Morreale topped the scoring in the Oceanside Knigts Sunday HMA Memorial League.
of Columbus League blasting a high game of 290 Carlton Davis shot 256-227 and Juan Garcia 222.
Kyle Smith and Dave Willams rolled 279, Mike Interrante 278, Keith Massimillo 266, Alex Magness rolled 201, Frank Morovich 159 and Christine Reilly 149-148 in the Date
Jimmy Kampuries 265, and Patrick Zenker 257. Night League.
Shaun Berkowsky 278
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - Shaun Berkowsky fired a high game of 278 in the
Wednesday Night Mixed League.

George Stephens Sr rolled 267, Willie Fessler 254, and Gregory Frank 253.
In the Rockvilles League Kathy Andrews rolled 247, Vicky Lockwood 233, and Patty
Werbeck 213.
Randy Catania 277

BOWL ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - Randy Catania fired a high game of 277 in the Thursday
Mixed League.
Kyle O'Connor rolled 269, Ed Boremski 267, Frank Cimino and Charlie Torres 265, Al
Fabiano 262, Dave Williams 258, Teddy Avgerinos 257, and Thomas Hannigan and Ray
Berrios 256.
Michael Fisch, Lawrence Welfare 269
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - Michael Fisch and Lawrence Welfare each rolled a high
game of 269 in the Custom Thumbz Doubles League.
Paul Circharo rolled 267-257, Justin Royal 264, Michael McMahon 257-252, Rich
Rosenthal and Nick Mayo 255, and Billy Rappel 253.
In the Thursday El Cheapo Mixed League Robert Walkowiak rolled 234, Barry Litucy
225, and John Moran 224
Only $20.00 Per Month! Peter O'Donogue 266
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - Peter O'Donoghue rolled a high game of 266 in the
G #/'5'4#;WT 8'4;&#;^ Wednesday Night Mixed League.
Michael Travers rolled 265, and Robert Benenati 256.
John Lutter 266
Offer Valid June, July, & August ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - In the Wednesday AM Doubles League John Lutter rolled
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ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - Robert Picard fired a high game of 266 in the Tuesday Late
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Marc Walton 259
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - Marc Walton rolled 259, Rick Cohen 225, and Mike Ferrette
222 in the Bowl N Cruise II League.
8 SPORTS REPORTER July 3 - 9, 2019
ARLINGTON, Texas – After reviewing recent research on tinue to monitor leagues and competitions as the equipment major short-duration events. USBC also will maintain the
lane dressing and examining the current rules about how we use, and the lanes on which we compete, continue to Standard, Challenge and Sport lane conditions average con-
lane oil is applied, the United States Bowling Congress evolve,” USBC Equipment Specifications chair Andrew version charts, for those who wish to compete in leagues
Equipment Specifications Committee determined the three- Cain said. “A review of the current lane-dressing regulation and tournaments on challenging lane conditions.
unit rule, required at the time oil is applied to a lane, no was simply the next logical phase of research and one with- The Equipment Specifications Committee also set the
longer is applicable and will be suspended. in which the applicability of the three-unit rule itself was specification for any hole drilled in a bowling ball.
The USBC Equipment Specifications and Certifications called into question. This process of constant inquiry and Effective Aug. 1, 2020, drilled holes cannot exceed a
team’s research has shown advancements in technology, ensuing research is central to maintaining the integrity of diameter of 1-9/16 inches and a hole cannot have a depth of
including how today’s bowling balls drastically alter any oil our sport.” more than 4-1/2 inches. The specification includes holes in
pattern applied to a lane surface, have made the rule obso- With the suspension of the three-unit rule, local associa- which removable devices are used, though the holes size
lete. tions no longer will be required to submit an annual Lane specifically was set to allow all existing removeable devis-
Instituted by the American Bowling Congress in 1992, the Dressing Inspection Report (LDIR) for its centers. es to remain.
three-unit rule states lane dressing could be applied in any The research performed at the International Training and Also, because any gripping hole that does not have the
amount and any distance, as long as there was a minimum Research Center in Arlington showed lane patterns are dras- thumb or fingers inserted into it throughout the approach
of three units, and it became the only standard oil pattern tically altered by the use of today’s bowling balls, and most would be classified as a balance hole, which is not allowed
regulation. patterns likely do not comply with the three-unit rule by the as of Aug. 1, 2020, any secondary hole drilled inside of a
The review of the three-unit rule is a continuation of the end of a league session. gripping hole that is not intended for gripping purpose is
USBC’s commitment to continually explore all facets in USBC will continue to run Sport-compliant patterns for considered a void and not allowed, except for vent holes.
bowling while thinking about the future of the sport. its national events, such as the USBC Open and Women’s Go to for the report on the
“At this time, it makes sense to suspend the rule but con- Championships, the Junior Gold Championships and its three-unit rule.