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Joel Carlson Throws Three Strikes in 10th Frame to Win Guy Serano Hammered 300
PBA50 David Small’s JAX 60 Classic At Maple Lanes RVC
By Jerry Schneider - PBA ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - Robertson 279, Dan DiGirolamo
JACKSON, Mich.– Joel Carlson of Guy Serano blasted a 300 game in 278, Matthew Rose 269-255,
Omaha, Nebraska threw three pres- the Monday 4 Man Classic League Jeremy Slade and Tom Winchell
sure-filled strikes in the 10th frame at Maple Lanes RVC 268, Teddy Avgerinos 267, and
of the title match to beat top seed Eric Rothbard rolled 290, Gary Gregg DeAngelo 264.
Brian Kretzer of Dayton, Ohio, 259-
255, to win the PBA50 David
Small’s JAX 60 Classic presented by
Paul Bajorski Slammed 300
Track for his second PBA50 Tour At Farmingdale Lanes
title of the season.
FARMINGDALE, NY - Paul Nicholas Ng 275, Taylor Groene
Carlson, who won the PBA50
Bajorski earned top honors in the and Michael Kilfoil 268, Sean
Hamilton Lanes & Entertainment
Wednesday Epic Maple Doubles Mott 267-258, Andrew
Center Open earlier in the season for
League at Farmingdale Lanes Mienkiewicz 267, Ramon
his first career PBA50 Tour title,
blasting games of 300-270 for a Carcamo and Amefika Greaves
also took advantage of a missed 3-6-
high series of 792. 259, Adam Chase 255, and April
10 spare by Kretzer in the 10th who PBA photo Paul Verderosa rolled 279, Fucci 254.
had started the match by converting Champion Joel Carlson with JAX60 GM Josh Solomon,
the 3-6-10 spare in the first frame proprietor Dave Small, Operations mgr. Brady Colip
and then threw eight strikes in a row Matt Burzynski Blasted 300
before missing the spare in the 10th. See CARLSON page 2
At Lodi Lanes
Eugene McCune Wins PBA50 Spectrum Lanes Open; LODI, NJ - Matt Burzynski fired a 279, Vinnie Pavlick and Don
Walter Ray Williams Jr. Earns PBA50 Player of the Year 300 game in the Monday 670 Aquino 266, Pete Rivera 259 and
Trios League at Lodi Lanes. Craig Galletta and Andrew
By Jerry Schneider - PBA Quentin Collins rolled 257-258- Houseward 257
WYOMING, Mich.– Three-time 297-812, Derek Lewandowski
Go Bowling! PBA Tour winner
Eugene McCune of Munster,
Indiana, beat Lennie Boresch Jr. Ed Robertson 300 in Summer Fun
of Kenosha, Wisconsin, 230-178
in the title match to win the At Howell Lanes
PBA50 Spectrum Lanes Open By John Jennings Inserra 279-752 for 134 POA. Joe
presented by DV8 for his first HOWELL, NJ - Ed Robertson Mazurek a 685 series for 121 POA
PBA50 Tour title as a profession- threw a 300 game and a 776 series with a 258 game. Marvin Hidalgo-
al. for top honors in the Summer Fun Mora tossed a 725 series with a
A third-place finish by PBA League at Howell Lanes. Joseph 267 game.
Hall of Famer Walter Ray
PBA photo
Williams Jr. of Ocala, Florida, Champion McCune Eugene with proprietors
was enough for Williams to clinch Mike Eaton and Mike Eaton Jr. Charlie Torres Collected 300
his third Player of the Year honor
on the tour for players 50 and over.
In the semifinal match against Williams, McCune At Maple Lanes RVC
recovered from a gutter ball and open in the seventh
“I don’t think I’ve ever bowled so bad in my life ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - 222-225-269-716, Mark Walton
frame by throwing strikes in the ninth frame and all
and won,” McCune said. “I didn’t have a lot of prob- Charlie Torres blasted a 300 game 267, Nick Mayo 259, Frank
three in the 10th to beat Williams 215-201 after
lems with the right lane but no matter where or how in the Custom Thumbz Singles Wilders and Glenn Appel 257, and
Williams opened the door by missing a 3-10 split in
I threw it on the left lane I couldn’t find a shot. I was League at Maple Lanes RVC Thomas Sullivan 256.
the 10th.
fortunate to get some breaks and was able to take
advantage of them.”
See EUGENE Page 2 Nadine Williams-Clory rolled
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Continued from Page 1 Continued from Page 1
One of McCune’s breaks was a crossover strike in the 10th frame.
“That’s one thing I’ve learned and that is It was another eventful title match for In the title match, Boresch, who was trying for his first win of the season
never give up,” said Carlson, who watched as Carlson as he won the Hamilton Lanes Open in and the fifth of his career, got off to an early lead but opened in the sixth and
Kretzer finished the match first by missing the a roll-off with Mohr after tying in the title eighth frames after leaving splits while McCune was able to string together
spare and leaving him the opportunity to win match 279-279. five strikes in the middle of the match using his trademark hard-throwing
with a double and seven count. “Once he got “It was unbelievable to win the first one and delivery from the corner to clinch the win.
the strike in the ninth, I thought it was over and just as remarkable to win the second one,” said “I was using a 15-pound ball earlier in the tournament but I wasn’t able to
even in the 10th I fully expected him to make the 57-year-old Carlson. “I’ve always felt I carry with it,” the 51-year-old McCune said. “I went to a 16-pound ball in the
that spare. But when something happens and could win out here and I have the confidence. I second round which enabled me to throw a straighter line to the pocket. It’s
you get the opportunity you have to take it and don’t know if there’s anything like a normal more work to throw 16, and I didn’t throw it the best tonight, but it was the
prove you can win.” way to win a match but it seems like every right choice to deal with the changing lane conditions.”
Carlson, who was seeded fourth for the finals, match I’ve bowled (in a stepladder) has had With three consecutive PBA50 Tour wins to start the season and no finish-
won the three previous stepladder matches to more than its share of excitement.” es worse than ninth, Williams has put together a dominant season. He will
advance to the title match against Kretzer who After winning the recent PBA50 Spectrum have one more opportunity to win his 15th career PBA50 Tour title to take
was also trying for his second career PBA50 Lanes Open, Eugene McCune of Munster, sole possession of the all-time titles lead on the PBA50 Tour when he com-
Tour title. Indiana finished 10th in the JAX 60 Classic petes in the PBA50 Jax60 Classic presented by Track July 30-Aug. 2 in
Carlson opened with a 236-213 win over 11- which was good enough to lock up 2019 Jackson, Mich. which will conclude the PBA50 season.
time PBA50 Tour winner Ron Mohr of Las PBA50 Rookie of the Year honors. “Overall I’ve been very happy with the way I bowled this season,” said
Williams, who holds the all-time titles lead on the Go Bowling! PBA Tour
Vegas who was making his fifth consecutive PBA Hall of Fame Walter Ray Williams Jr.
with 47 wins. “I don’t think I was always the best bowler in the field every
championship round appearance and was trying had already clinched his third PBA50 Player of
week but you can’t argue with three wins and a lot of other good finishes.
for his second win of the season. the Year honor but his quest for a record 15th
Hopefully I can get that 15th win in Jackson.”
Carlson then advanced to meet Hall of Famer career PBA50 Tour title will have to wait until
In the opening stepladder match, of the PBA50 David Small’s
Doug Kent of Newark, New York, in the second the 2020 season after he just missed advancing Championship Lanes Classic winner, Ron Mohr of Las Vegas beat Brian
stepladder match also winning 236-213. out of the first match play round finishing the LeClair of Albany, New York, a two-time winner this season, 268-213.
In the semifinal, Carlson beat No. 2 seed 68- tournament in 17th. Williams started the season Williams, who was seeded third for the finals, started the second stepladder
year-old Charlie Tapp of Kalamazoo, with three consecutive wins, including the match with eight strikes to beat Mohr 266-237 to advance to the semifinal
Michigan, 216-175, to advance to the title PBA50 National Championship, and never fin- match against McCune.
match. Tapp a three-time PBA Tour winner was ished out of the top 10 in any other event until Mohr beat Williams in last the David Small’s Championship Lanes Classic
trying for his third PBA50 Tour title and first his 17th-place finish in Jackson. title match 279-215 for his first win of the season and 11th of his career.
since 2006.
August 28 - September 3, 2019 SPORTS REPORTER 3

Jib Lanes~Flushing (718) 591 - 0600

Maple Lanes RVC~Rockville Centre (516) 678 - 3010
Farmingdale Lanes~Farmingdale (631) 249 - 4300
Coram Country Lanes~Coram (631) 732 - 2022
Countryside Lanes~Clearwater, FL (727) 796 - 8100
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Team USA Wins Women’s Doubles at 2019 Pan American Games
By Matt Cannizzaro - USBC The Team USA tandem
LIMA, Peru - Team USA's entered the day in second
Stefanie Johnson and Shannon place, 43 pins behind Valiente
O'Keefe knew they would and Guerra, but halfway
have a great look on the fresh- through the six-game block,
ly oiled lanes at the 2019 Pan Johnson and O'Keefe were 227
American Games, so they used pins ahead of their nearest
that to their advantage en route adversaries and nearly 350
to the doubles gold medal at pins ahead of fourth place.
the Bowling Center of La Villa USBC photo The key to their success in
Deportiva Nacional (VIDE- Stefanie Johnson and Shannon O'Keefe the second half of the doubles
NA). event was how they attacked
They validated their assessment of the event's 41- the lanes as the oil pattern transitioned during the mid-
foot World Bowling Rome oil pattern with opening dle part of the block. Their strategy came from the
games of 477 and 469, before having to address the things they learned during the first round.
expected transition that slowed their momentum dur- "The lanes were a little different today, and we were
ing the opening round of doubles. able to stay right longer, but it became pretty evident
Johnson powered them through it with a big third when it was time for me to change balls to something
game (276), and O'Keefe regained her stride in Game that was a little cleaner but still read the midlane,
4 (235) to help the duo cruise to the victory with a 12- which happened toward the end of Game 3," said
game total of 5,317. O'Keefe, a 40-year-old right-hander. "By the end of the
Johnson, whose 1,409 six-game performance was last game, we'd only moved a few boards left the
the highest set in Pan American Games competition by whole day, so we were comfortable. Overall, we had a
a woman, paced the pair over the two days with an great day out there, and it was a lot of fun."
individual total of 2,692. O'Keefe added 2,625. Team USA head coach Rod Ross helped talk through
Mexico's Aseret Zetter (2,637) and Iliana Lomeli the things the team saw that day, and that helped them
(2,416) earned the silver medal with a 5,053 effort and select their equipment and game plan for the next six
Astrid Valiente (2,528) and Aumi Guerra (2,486) of the games.
Dominican Republic held on for the bronze with He also has been around long enough to know how
5,014. well Johnson and O'Keefe work together on the lanes,
The women's field this week in Peru includes repre- so once the plan was in place, he was able to step back
sentatives from 16 countries. and let them do what they do best.
"Just being at this event is an incredible experience "We went into today with a really good game plan,
and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and to be able to they played off each other really well and they made
compete in our first Pan American Games together the right moves," Ross said. "It was very exciting as a
already meant so much," said Johnson, a 35-year-old coach to be a part of this and be able to witness their
right-hander. "To come out on top truly is a dream lane play and excellent execution today on the way to
come true. We thought about this moment from the the gold medal. This is a great start to the week."
second we knew we both qualified, and it was amaz- The last time the Team USA women won the doubles
ing to stand up there together." gold medal at the Pan Am Games, which are held
Canada's Caroline Lagrange and Colombia's Clara every four years, was at the 2011 event in Guadalajara,
Guerrero previously shared the record for the event's Mexico. That win included a pair of USBC Hall of
highest six-game total during doubles with 1,366, Famers - Kulick and Liz Johnson.
while United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Saturday's doubles win wasn't the first for O'Keefe
and longtime Team USA member Kelly Kulick owns and Johnson at a top-tier event. The two also found the
the highest singles total, 1,376, rolled in 2011. top of the podium at the 2013 World Bowling World
While the additional accolades always are nice, Championships. The latest victory simply was another
Johnson and O'Keefe both attribute their continued memorable moment in an incredibly special relation-
success together to their team chemistry, communica- ship.
tion and ability to push and motivate one another. That "When I came off the lanes and we hugged, I just
has been the case since 2005, when they both made told her this was meant to be and I love her and I'm so
Team USA for the first of 15 consecutive times. grateful to be able to share this experience with her,"
"The chemistry Shannon and I have when we com- O'Keefe said. "I love all my teammates, but there has
pete together is undeniable, and I always know she has always been something special with Stef and I. So, I
my back, while I have hers, which is pretty hard to couldn't picture it any other way."
beat," Johnson said. "We knew we had to come out Since bowling was added to the Pan American
today as strong as possible, and we helped keep each Games in 1991, Team USA has won 21 of a possible
other focused the whole way. We had a great start and 32 gold medals and claimed 35 medals overall, 20
just kept riding that wave." more than the next-closest country.
August 28 - September 3, 2019 SPORTS REPORTER 5


Rob Auriemma 287 Tazz Wells 686
CORAM, NY - Tazz Wells rolled 255-686, Billy Harrell 256, and Edwin
LODI, NJ - Rob Auriemma blast-
Torres 244-658 in the Friday Summer Doubles League.
ed a high game of 287 in the
Thursday Doubles League
Andrew Suscreba hit 280, Dave Rachel Hines 232
Nagelhout, Mike Centrone, and CORAM, NY - In the Thursday Jr/Adult League Rachel Hines rolled
Mike Ciardulli 279, Jason Paro 232, Joseph Tagliamonte 198, and Jacob Lerit 175.
278, and Jason Jenkins 267. George Kohler rolled 209 in the Monday Foxwood League


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AT MAJESTIC Junior Team USA Dominates Doubles at 2019 PABCON Youth Championships
By Matt Cannizzaro - USBC
Chris Fisher 777 SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic
HOPELAWN, NJ - Chris Fisher - Junior Team USA had about as perfect of
topped the scoring in the Premiere a day as it could during doubles at the 2019
Pro Shop Singles League blasting Pan American Bowling Confederation
games of 258-278-241 for a high Youth Championships, winning the gold
series of 777. and silver medals in both divisions
Tyler Moore rolled 268-245-259- Tuesday.
772, Rocco Fortunato 244-225- Kamerin Peters and Mabel Cummins
245-714, Jen Daunno 234-257- struck gold first, winning the girls title with
223-714, Craig Chrobocinski 213- a 2,548 six-game total at the Sebelen
234-223-670, and Brandon Bowling Center. They topped their team-
Micewicz 216-235-219-670. mates, Caitlyn Johnson and Kaitlyn Eder
Rusty Thomsen 1024 by 39 pins (2,509), while Costa Rica's
HOPELAWN, NJ - Rusty Ericka Quesada and Alexa Fernandez
Thomsen led the scoring in the took the bronze medal with a 2,388 total.
Wednesday PBA Sport Shot Cortez Schenck and Sean Wilcox aver-
Singles League firing games of aged more than 216 and cruised to the
248-275-243-258 for a high series boys title with a 2,599 effort, 165 pins
of 1024. ahead of Junior Team USA's Anthony
Rocco Fortunato rolled 212-251- Neuer and Tom Hankey Jr., who finished second with 2,434. Johnson led the pair with a 1,284 total, and Eder contributed 1,225
256-234-953, Michael Weinert There was a tie for the bronze medal between Mexico's Hector Pina to the effort.
246-279-900, Ray Smarsh 216- and Sergio Barajas and Colombia's Sebastian Salazar and Felipe Gil Schenck and Wilcox also have had past success together, having
237-266-898, and Mark Simon (2,364). teamed for a doubles win at the 2014 Lee Evans Tournament of the
215-248-851 "Today was a lot of fun and a very rewarding experience for both the America, and both have enjoyed recent individual success while rep-
players and the coaches," said Junior Team USA head coach Bryan resenting the United States.
Chris Fisher 1000 Schenck earned a Masters gold medal at the 2018 World Bowling
O'Keefe. "We used what we learned yesterday during singles to adjust
HOPELAWN, NJ - Chris Fisher Youth Championships, and Wilcox's debut with the adult version of
our game plans, and there's no better indication that we're on the right
topped the scoring in the Tuesday Team USA included two gold medals (doubles and team) and a bronze
track than winning gold and silver on both sides. Now, we'll focus on
Summer 400 Doubles League medal (all-events) at the 2019 PABCON Men's Championships.
taking that momentum into trios and team."
blasting games of 232-235-297- "Every victory is sweet, and to share it with one of my best
Tuesday's win was the second of the year for Peters and Cummins,
236 for a high series of 1000. friends makes it even better, almost surreal," Wilcox said. "I
who kicked off their 2019 Junior Team USA campaign with a doubles
Jen Daunno rolled 234-244-268- learned a lot at the men's event earlier this year, which included
gold medal at the inaugural World Bowling Junior Championships in
246-992, Michael Carter 221-247- focusing on our intensity. It's important to make every shot count,
259-254-981, Dave Henderson stay ahead of the moves and keep an eye on what the other players
On the way to their latest victory in the Dominican Republic, Peters
224-265-217-255-961, John are doing on the pairs we're going to. Seeing it all come together is
and Cummins held the top spot in the standings after all but one of the
Fylypczuk 228-258-278-959, and awesome."
six games. Peters set the pace with a 1,355 total, a 225.83 average,
Brian Adamson 200258-213-267- After winning Junior Team USA's lone medal at last year's World
which included five games over 220, and Cummins added a 1,193 set.
938. Youth Championships, Schenck also was sentimental in describing
They attribute their success on the lanes to great chemistry and
Eric Velazquez 745 being able to balance each other out. Cummins describes herself as Tuesday's win, because it's always more fun to share the spotlight
HOPELAWN, NJ - Eric Velazquez the eyes and the analyst, while Peters brings energy to the team. with friends and teammates.
topped the scoring in the Guys and "While bowling together in March, Kam and I really figured out Schenck led the pair at the Sebelen Bowling Center with a 1,351
Dolls League firing games of 237- how to bowl together as partners - we feed off each other's energy and total, a 225.17 average, and Wilcox contributed a 1,248 total to their
265-243 for a high series of 745. we communicate really well," Cummins said. "I think our communi- winning tally.
Ken Martino rolled 222-258-255- cation is what really helps us with the initial lane strategy and then "It's really cool to share this with Sean, of all people, since we
735, Joe Flagiello 212-298-692, getting through the lane transition. She's more of a feel player, but I bowled well together last time and took advantage of the opportunity
and George Karpinecz 244-253- usually can get a read from what she's doing. It just works, and win- to team up again five years later," Schenck said. "It's always amazing
676 ning again is really special." to win gold, and it really is a surreal feeling. Doing it with this guy is
Scott Ettinger 738 Peters agreed the duo works well together. awesome. We fought and fought all day, worked well as a team, grind-
HOPELAWN, NJ - Scott Ettinger "It means a lot to win again with Mabel, and I think it does say a lot ed our butts off and really gave it our all, so to come out on top is
topped the scoring in the Premiere about our chemistry and how well we work together," said Peters, incredible."
Pro Shop Singles League rolling who started the week with a bronze medal in singles. "Taking what we The 2019 PABCON Youth Championships includes two age-based
games of 244-215-279 for a high learned yesterday about the lanes and how they were going to transi- categories - 16-and-under and 21-and-under - though the United
series of 738. tion really helped us find success today." States only is participating in the U21 category.
Tyler Moore rolled 225-276-224- Johnson and Eder were sixth halfway through doubles Tuesday but The U21 field this week features more than 80 competitors repre-
725, Rocco Fortunato 247-253- rallied with games of 426, 476 and 480. They both also made runs at senting 12 countries on the boys side and 11 countries in the girls
222-722, Joe Lampariello 214- the first perfect game of the week for the girls on the challenging 38- division.
244-235-693, and Chris Lighty foot World Bowling Atlanta oil pattern, tossing eight and nine con- Bowlers are competing for medals in singles, doubles, trios, team,
258-676. secutive strikes, respectively, during the late push. all-events and Masters competition.
August 28 - September 3, 2019 SPORTS REPORTER 7

Paul Bajorski 279 Mike Kissel 251
FARMINGDALE, NY - Paul Bajorski FARMINGDALE, NY - Mike Kissel led the
topped the scorng in the Wednesday Epic scoring in the Thursday Pro Shot Singles
Maple Doubles League firing a high game of League rolling a high game of 251.
279. Michael Ruben rolled 232-228, Joe
Kyle Durfee rolled 277, Mindie Schwartz Kingston 230, and Marc Bieler and Justin
276, Ed Stadtlander, Noel Ocasio, and Warhol 225.
Jennifer Smyth 268, Don Perllo 267, Adam Tom Ferraro 246
Chase 266-263, Sean Mott 266, Andrew FARMINGDALE, NY - Tom Ferraro rolled
Mikeniewicz 264, Nicholas Ng 261, and 246, Mike Garone 231, and Irv Zaroff 222 in
Anthony D'Elia and Joe DiGiacomo 259. the Thursday Green Men League.
Salvatore Yannacone 259 Silvia ReypBozzonetti rolled 170, Wanda
FARMINGDAL, NY - Salvatore Yannacone Williams 163, and Paulett Miller 156 in teh
rolled 259, Miguel Garrido 254, and Michael Monday Seniors League.
Bagnato and Rob Rossi 238 in the Tuesday Jennifer Canale 236
Party League. FARMINGDALE, NY - Jennifer Canale
Joe Livolsi rolled 201, Marvin Slifkin 198- rolled 236, Edward Mencarelli 222-216,
174, and Gerard Hoeler 184 in the Friday Robert Schoenfeld 191, and Mike Bove 179
Summer Seniors League. in the Thursday Adult/Junior League.
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Scott Rasizer 761 Don Malin 289 Robert Wright 267
FLUSHING, NY - Scott Rasizer blasted games of 258-277-226 for a ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - Don Malin topped the ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - Robert Wright rolled
high series of 761, and Vernon Mackey sot 223-203-615 in the U R on scoring in the Wednesday Night Mixed League firing 267, Brett Lee 266, Charlie Torres 243, and Joe
Your Own League. a high game of 289. Andruszkiewilz 238 in the Tuesday Adult/Child
Salvatore Panzarella rolled 247, Joe DiRe and Willie League.
Arthur O'Connor 703 Fessler 236, and John Maglio 235.
FLUSHING, NY - Arthur O'Connor led the scoring in the Adult Child
Ed Frontera 247
League rolling games of 224-23-256 for a high series of 703.
Jonathan Schurin 266 ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - In the Wednesday AM
Arnold Lim hit 267-214-214-695, Matthew Sacktig 257, Riley Steiner ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - Jonathan Schurin Doubles League Ed Frontera rolled 247, Sondra
246, and Steve Palmisano 245. rolled 266, Brian Morreale 243, and Taylor Lee 233 Crummell 230, John Lutter 215, and Jerry Desmond
in the Tuesday Adult/Youth Scholarship League. 211.
Rich Hill 693
FLUSHING, NY - Rich Hill topped the scoring in the Midweek Mixers
Frederick Tucker 258

League rolling games of 232-235-226 for a high series of 693. ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY - Frederick Tucker
Kevin O'Neill rolled 255-206-211-672, Chris Mayr 205-257-650, and rolled 258-239, Joe DiRe 257-245, William Tyson
Chaz Ameres and Rich Scherne 247 and Jerry George 256, Steve Evelly 247, and Michael
Carpenter 2424 in the Thursday Senior Birds League.