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90th birthday party set for MBA Hall of Famer Elmer Thaden on May 6 at Dream Lanes
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 12:30 pm
Madison Bowling Association Hall of Famer Elmer Thaden will celebrate his 90th birthday at a party at Dream Lanes, where he was the mechanic for years, on May 6, grandson Chris Takier announced. The...
Haug, Mitchell slam perfect games; Smith fires 709
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 11:55 pm
Heath Haug and Shawn Mitchell slammed perfect games, and Chris Smith fired a 709 series to highlight Madison area bowling on Tuesday. Using a new Storm CROSSROAD he had drilled on Tuesday, Haug...
A first effort on the 2012 Open Championships pattern
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 4:50 pm
I had my first experience bowling on the 2012 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships pattern on Sunday at the Greater Iowa Bowling Association tournament at Cadillac Lanes in Waterloo,...
USBC not behind survey about combined Open/Women’s Championships at permanent site
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 11:57 am
There is an interesting open survey popping up all over the Internet that references a possible combined United States Bowling Congress Open Championships and Women’s Championships in a...
Bowl for the Cure fundraiser set for March 10 at Dream Lanes
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 5:00 am
The third annual Bowl for the Cure event benefiting the Madison affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is set for Saturday, March 10 at Dream Lanes. Bowl for the Cure is a year-round fundraising...
Pounders fires 772 in quiet Monday
Monday, February 27, 2012 11:55 pm
Mike Pounders fired a 772 and Jenny Gladem rolled a 625 to highlight Madison area bowling on Monday. Pounders competed in the Dream Lanes Suburban Merchants League and Gladem in the Bowl-A-Vard...
McVary’s 762, Kolosso's 646 top weekend scoring
Sunday, February 26, 2012 11:55 pm
Tom McVary fired a 762 and Lisa Kolosso a 646 to highlight Madison area bowling over the weekend. McVary competed in the Ten Pin Alley Less We Forget League, and Kolosso in the Bowl-A-Vard Lanes...
In wake of legendary, record fifth U.S. Open win, question is legitimate: is Pete Weber the greatest bowler of all time?
Sunday, February 26, 2012 10:00 pm
Based purely on statistics, no one could argue that Pete Weber is the greatest bowler ever of the PBA era — Walter Ray Williams Jr. and Earl Anthony are well ahead of him there. But my gut...
Punzel latest first-time MAST winner
Sunday, February 26, 2012 5:00 am
In a Madison Area Scratch Tour season dominated by first-time winners, Kevin Punzel became the latest with a win Sunday at Viking Lanes in Stoughton, MAST reported. Punzel defeated Brian Hoffman...
Zaffino wins Jasper PBA Regional, Goebel Virden PBA Senior Regional
Sunday, February 26, 2012 5:00 am
Jeff Zaffino won the PBA Central/Midwest Regional in Jasper, Ind., and Bryan Goebel the PBA Senior Regional in Virden, Ill., over the weekend, PBA reported. Zaffino earned $2,000 in winning the...
U.S Open day 5: A TV finals foursome that makes total sense
Sunday, February 26, 2012 2:00 am
The U.S. Open is the most demanding tournament in bowling by far, with the most difficult lane condition and a long grind of games facing what always is a great field. So the standings heading into...
May 18 could be an action-filled night in Baton Rouge
Saturday, February 25, 2012 11:00 am
One United States Bowling Congress news release that serious Open Championships competitors and fans look forward to every year is the list of "notable bowlers." USBC's Matt Cannizzaro put out the...
Oregon High School junior Shane Quam sets record with third perfect game of season
Saturday, February 25, 2012 9:30 am
I apologize for not giving more coverage to the record setting exploits of Shane Quam, a junior at Oregon High School who now has three perfect games this season, according to a story in this week's...
U.S. Open day 4: Belmonte makes huge move as Shafer's lead narrows
Saturday, February 25, 2012 2:00 am
Ryan Shafer's lead narrowed and the man who may be the world's best bowler right now moved from 14th to third in the first round of match play at the U.S. Open. Australian two-hander Jason Belmonte...
Thomas, Jackson, Krueger fire perfect games, Sammel slams 702
Friday, February 24, 2012 11:55 pm
Dick Thomas, Chris Jackson and Jeremy Krueger fired perfect games and Lauren Sammel slammed a 702 series to highlight Madison area bowling on Friday. Thomas fired his 20th career 300 and third this...