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USBC Open Championships rookies excel: Justin Ziegler snares singles leads, A.J. Chapman grabs second in all-events
Monday, April 7, 2014 4:00 am
I’ve always thought of the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships as something that generally requires experience to win or even nearly win. And it’s more than the Sport...
Bob Richardson’s 792, Gayle Seltzner’s 624 top weekend scoring
Sunday, April 6, 2014 11:55 pm
Bob Richardson fired a 792 and Gayle Seltzner rolled a 624 to top Madison area scoring over the weekend. Richardson competed in the Sport Bowl Odd Couples League and Seltzner in the Prairie Lanes...
Joey Kick wins second career MAST Year End title; tournament shows flaws of USBC lane pattern program
Sunday, April 6, 2014 11:00 pm
Thanks to the United States Bowling Congress and it’s sorely-in-need-of-overhaul Red, White and Blue lane pattern program, I called it before the Madison Area Scratch Tour Year End began at...
Banter adds entertainment to Silver Lake sweeping into PBA League finals
Sunday, April 6, 2014 10:00 pm
Banter involving players and coaches added much to Sunday’s ESPN telecast of the PBA League semifinal featuring the Silver Lake Atom Splitters sweeping the Philadephia Hitmen. Chris...
Young sub A.J. Chapman leads Thanks Ronnie team to 3,514 at 2014 Open Championships
Sunday, April 6, 2014 4:30 am
If your team loses a bowler the caliber of former Junior Team USA and Team USA member Ronnie Sparks Jr. for the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, you’re usually in big...
Motion Plus Lanes falls short of team all-events lead at 2014 Open Championships
Sunday, April 6, 2014 3:00 am
I’ve been fortunate enough to take the team lead four times in my USBC Open Championships career and it can be extremely difficult after such a draining effort to come back and bowl well in...
USBC Blue 2 pattern delivers high scores at MAST Year End qualifying
Saturday, April 5, 2014 8:00 pm
The USBC Blue 2 lane pattern delivered its typical high scores Saturday at qualifying of the Madison Area Scratch Tour Year End tournament at Badger Bowl. The cut score to the top 12 for...
Motion Plus Lanes, Janz’s Home Improvement re-write Open Championships record book, leaderboard in momentous day at National Bowling Stadium
Saturday, April 5, 2014 4:00 am
In what may have been the most momentous day in United States Bowling Congress Open Championships history, Motion Plus Lanes of Greenfield and Janz’s Home Improvement of Beaver Dam re-wrote the...
Dee Gromowski slams 740
Friday, April 4, 2014 11:55 pm
Dee Gromowski slammed a 740 series and Sam Manderino fired a 784 to highlight Madison area bowling on Friday. Gromowski's big series came in tje Schwoegler's Jesters League, and Manderino competed...
PBA Midwest Region looking for Chicago area centers to host Allstate-sponsored PBA50 tourneys
Friday, April 4, 2014 7:00 am
The PBA Midwest Region is seeking Chicago area centers willing to host PBA50 tournaments sponsored by Allstate Insurance from September through the winter. PBA Midwest Region Regional Manager Rich...
Janz’s Home Improvement of Beaver Dam storms to 3,499 to again grab Open Championships team lead
Friday, April 4, 2014 4:00 am
Janz’s Home Improvement of Beaver Dam blasted 3,499 at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno on Thursday to put themselves in the same spot they were three years ago: on top of the team event...
MBA Hall of Famer Jerry Murphy just misses 10th career perfect game
Thursday, April 3, 2014 11:55 pm
Madison Bowling Association Hall of Famer Jerry Murphy fell a pin shy of his 10th career perfect game to highlight Madison area bowling on Thursday. Murphy, who is in his mid-70s and had his first...
Matthew Pursell fires 819 at Youth State Tournament
Thursday, April 3, 2014 9:00 am
Matthew Pursell fired an 819 in team event the weekend of March 29-30 at the Youth State Tournament, Madison Women’s Bowling Association Manager and proud grandmother Marge Pursell reported....
Kami Anderson slams 714
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 11:55 pm
Kami Anderson slammed a 714 series to highlight Madison area bowling on Wednesday. Anderson’s 714 in the Sugar River Lanes Badger League featured a 279 game and was her second 700 of the...
Michigan uses State Tournament averages for its State Tournament
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 12:00 pm
In my lengthy story here on the problems the Wisconsin State Tournament experiences with averages, handicap and sandbaggers, I noted that one intriguing option used by Michigan is an average based on...