The 11th Frame Blog http://www.11thframe.com/news en-us 2018 11thFrame.com Jeff Richgels' 11th Frame blog. 10850 The 11th Frame: Second Midnight Bowlers Society $1,000 Entry High Stakes Tournament set for Friday, May 10 in St. Louis http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10850 The second Midnight Bowlers Society $1,000 Entry High Stakes Tournament is scheduled for Friday, May 10 at 9 p.m. at Concord Bowl in St. Louis, tournament founder Daniel Spink has announced. The tournament will be limited to 32 bowlers, who can use only two balls for the 8-game event on a “brutal” lane pattern that will be released in advance. There will be 30 minutes of practice before the start of competition.  With 32 bowlers, each game will pay out $1,550 for first,... subscribe to read more. Thu, 13 Dec 2018 05:00:00 -0600 10833 The 11th Frame: Kim Zimmerman fires 730, Donald Roelke falls a pin shy of perfection http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10833 Kim Zimmerman fired a 730 series and Donald Roelke fell a pin shy of perfection to highlight Madison area bowling on Wednesday. Zimmerman competed in the Prairie Lanes Eagles League, while Roelke’s 299 game came in a 711 series in the Dream Lanes Classic League. Bill Borchers had the high series with 785 in the Bowl-A-Vard Lanes Mixed Nuts League. Next were Dan Haufschild with 782 in the Prairie Men’s Rec League and and Alyssa Waldron with 636 in the Village Lanes Mixers League.... subscribe to read more. Wed, 12 Dec 2018 23:55:00 -0600 10847 The 11th Frame: 61st annual Chippewa Valley Match Games set for Jan. 5-6 http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10847 The 61st annual Chippewa Valley Match Games, one of the biggest tournaments in the northern half of Wisconsin, is set for Jan. 5-6 at Wagner's Lanes in Eau Claire, tournament organizer Denny Burkart announced. The entry fee is $100 and first is $1,500, with one in four bowlers cashing. There also is plenty of side action, including brackets and pots. And the top five seniors that do not make the cut will cash for $100 each. Qualifying is Saturday with squads at 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and the... subscribe to read more. Wed, 12 Dec 2018 05:00:00 -0600 10832 The 11th Frame: Jeff Baylor, Roger Dushack fire perfect games http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10832 Jeff Baylor and Roger Dushack fired perfect games to highlight Madison area bowling on Tuesday. Both 300s came in the Bowl-A-Vard Lanes Seniro Masters League, with Baylor slamming a 785 series and Dushack rolling a 718. Peter Kortes fell a shot shy of perfection with a 298 game in a 707 series in the Ten Pin Alley Fifth Quarter League. Jill Doucette led women’s scoring with a 671 in the Bowl-A-Vard NFL League. Next were Mark Newkirk with 770 and Mary Lo with 662, both in the Ten Pin... subscribe to read more. Tue, 11 Dec 2018 23:55:00 -0600 10846 The 11th Frame: Update: Why Houston wanted the 2022 USBC Open Championships, and why it will be in a new mixed-use facility, not the renovated Astrodome http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10846 The United States Bowling Congress on Tuesday announced that the 2022 Open Championships will be held in Houston, but it won’t be in a renovated Houston Astrodome, as has been the speculation that was first reported in Mark London’s “Just Paying Attention” column in the Oct. 6, 2017 issue of The Bowling News. The Harris County Board of Commissioners has approved a $105 million project to repurpose the Astrodome, making it more suitable for festivals and... subscribe to read more. Tue, 11 Dec 2018 15:15:00 -0600 10844 The 11th Frame: 900 Global staff contract top prize in Jan. 6 BOWL MKE OPEN tournament in Milwaukee that benefits collegiate bowling http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10844 A 900 Global staff contract valued at $750 is the top prize in the Sunday, Jan. 6 BOWL MKE OPEN tournament at AMF West in Milwaukee. Proceeds from the tournament that starts at 9:45 a.m. benefit collegiate bowling in Milwaukee, according to tournament director Ralph Hibbard. The entry fee is $60. Second will be $200 and a 900 global ball of choice. Third will be $150 and a 900 Global ball of choice. Prizes also will be awarded for fourth through eighth. The format is six games of qualifying... subscribe to read more. Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:00:00 -0600 10845 The 11th Frame: Dream Lanes youth bowlers get to compete against Madison Area USBC Hall of Famers on Saturday, Dec. 22 http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10845 Dream Lanes youth bowlers get to compete against Madison Area USBC Hall of Famers on Saturday, Dec. 22. The kids in the 9 a.m. league and the Hall of Famers will be competing in a pins-over-average format. The Hall of Famers who may be competing include Marc McDowell, Jim Fosdick, John Bisco, Phil Leighton, Paul Beckman, Dave Erickson, Dave Shaw, Ken Foster, Jesse Parizo, Jerry Murphy, Bruce Bryan, Jeff Barsness and Greg Stauffacher.        ... subscribe to read more. Tue, 11 Dec 2018 05:00:00 -0600 10831 The 11th Frame: Tim Fosdick slams 804 to top Monday scoring http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10831 Tim Fosdick slammed an 804 series to highlight Madison area bowling on Monday. Fosdick chained games of 289, 236 and 279 in the Dream Lanes Suburban Merchants League for his first supernational of the season. Here is video of the close of his series. Lindsey Conklin led women’s scoring with 621 in the Village Lanes Utility League. Next were Brad Miller with 792 in the Spartan Bowl Major League and Devan Andruss with 605 in the Village Utility. Other men’s series of 750 or higher... subscribe to read more. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 23:55:00 -0600 10843 The 11th Frame: Michigan team sets USBC team series record for team of 3 women, 2 men with 3,738 http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10843 A Michigan team on Monday set a United States Bowling Congress record for a team of three women and two men with a 3,738 scratch series. “The Bunnies” compete in the Miller Lite Suburban League at Fairlanes in Grandville, Michigan, which is part of the Grand Rapids USBC, which made a post about the team’s record effort. The team rolled games of 1,296, 1,273 and 1,169 Robin Orlikowski fired 814, Clustelle Henry 751, Don Nyenhuis Jr. 741, Lisa Doss 739, and John Thomasma Jr.... subscribe to read more. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 23:00:00 -0600 10842 The 11th Frame: Sun Prairie boys maintain lead, Sun Prairie Red girls take lead after Week 5 of Madison area high school bowling http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10842 The Sun Prairie boys maintained their lead and the Sun Prairie Red girls took the lead after Monday’s fifth week of Wisconsin District 4 High School Bowling. The boys and girls both competed at Prairie Lanes in Sun Prairie. Eleven boys varsity, four boys junior varsity, four girls varsity and one girls junior varsity teams are competing this year. For varsity only, there were 11 and four last season, and prior to that it was 11 and five, 11 and six, and 12 and six.  The... subscribe to read more. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 20:00:00 -0600 10840 The 11th Frame: 2019 PBA50 Tour, PBA60 schedule includes 3 new sites http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10840 The PBA Tour in this news release on Monday announced the 2019 PBA50 Tour and PBA60 Tour schedule that includes three new sites and three major tournaments. The season again starts with the Florida and East Coast swing in April and May: Clearwater (a new site) and The Villages in Florida; Mooresville, N.C.; and Trenton, N.J. (a new site) The Villages stop is the first major: the PBA50 National Championship presented by Spanish Springs Lanes and Radical. The West Coast and Las Vegas swing... subscribe to read more. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 10:00:00 -0600 10839 The 11th Frame: Third annual Compete for Kids’ Sake tourney March 23 at Schwoegler’s again will raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10839 The third annual Compete for Kids’ Sake fundraising tournament for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County is set for Saturday, March 23 at 11 a.m. at Schwoegler’s Entertainment Center. The USBC certified tournament features handicap at 90 percent based off of 220. The format is four games of qualifying with the top 16 advancing to bracket match play. It will be contested on Schwoegler’s house pattern. Bowlers who raised $50 or more get 5 bonus pins per game, and bowlers who... subscribe to read more. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:00:00 -0600 10821 The 11th Frame: Dan Lockman’s 782, Amber Krisher’s 618 top weekend scoring http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10821 Dan Lockman fired a 782 and Amber Krisher rolled a 618 to top Madison area bowling over the weekend. Lockman and Krisher both competed in the Prairie Lanes Co-Ed Naked League. Next were Mike Lynch with 734 in the Prairie Twiliters League and Racehl Petri-Rose with 608 in the Dream Eastside Couples League. Source: scores reported by Wisconsin State Journal and Facebook reports.... subscribe to read more. Sun, 9 Dec 2018 23:55:00 -0600 10820 The 11th Frame: Tony Oliva beats Dal Geitz to win MAST at Leisure Lanes for third career title http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10820 Tony Oliva defeated Dal Geitz 258-206 in the title match to win the Madison Area Scratch Tour tournament at Leisure Lanes in Monroe on Sunday, MAST reported. Oliva earned $524 in winning his third career MAST title. Geitz took home $290 for second. The tournament drew 58 bowlers who competed on Leisure’s house shot. The cut after four games of qualifying was 907, with defending champion Chris Gibbons leading qualifying at 1,037. Oliva made the cut in 15th with 908, downed No. 2 seed... subscribe to read more. Sun, 9 Dec 2018 20:00:00 -0600 10819 The 11th Frame: Dale Chlebowski, Bill Henry fire perfect games http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10819 Dale Chlebowski and Bill Henry fired perfect games to highlight Madison area bowling on Friday. Chlebowski’s 18th career 300 came in a 762 series in the Bowl-A-Vard Lanes 3-Man League. Henry’s second career 300 came in a 709 in the Sport Bowl Lions League. Here is video of the close of his 300. The top series were Rick Thomas’ 778 in the Sport Bowl Lions League and Lauren Sammel’s 688 in the Bowl-A-Vard 3-Man. Next were Ricky Thaden with 772 in the Dream Lanes Minor... subscribe to read more. Fri, 7 Dec 2018 23:55:00 -0600 10830 The 11th Frame: Could sweeping USOC changes in wake of Larry Nassar, USA Swimming scandals force reform on USBC? http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10830 Sweeping changes being instituted by the United States Olympic Committee in the wake of the Larry Nassar and USA Swimming scandals have the potential to force significant reforms on the United States Bowling Congress. The changes already have led to significant changes at some National Governing Body organizations such as USA Gymnastics. USBC is bowling’s NGB. While the changes at USA Gymnastics have been widely reported in the wake of the Nassar scandal, this Dec. 6 story in the... subscribe to read more. Fri, 7 Dec 2018 13:30:00 -0600 10818 The 11th Frame: Gary Anderson fires second career perfect game http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10818 Gary Anderson fired his second career perfect game to highlight Madison area bowling late Wednesday and Thursday. Anderson’s 300 came in a 662 series in the Waun-A-Bowl Beagles Classic League. Chad Zimmerman fell a pin shy of perfection with a 299 game in a 650 series in the Bowl-A-Vard Lanes Wally Warner League. The high series were Scott LaCoursiere’s 795 in the Bowl-A-Vard Lanes Wally Warner League, and Brittany Pollentier’s 665 in the Dream Lanes Major League. Next... subscribe to read more. Thu, 6 Dec 2018 23:55:00 -0600 10829 The 11th Frame: E.J. Tackett earns last spot in 2019 World Bowling Tour Finals with all-events win at 2018 World Men's Championships http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10829 E.J. Tackett grabbed the third and final spot in the 2019 World Bowling Tour Finals by winning the gold medal in all-events at the 2018 World Men’s Championships, PBA confirmed Thursday in this news release. Heading into the World Championships that concluded Wednesday in Hong Kong, Anthony Simonsen with 2,183 points and Stuart Williams with 1,943 had locked up the top two berths in the WBT Finals. Defending champion Jason Belmonte was third at 1,441, but Belmonte chose to be with his... subscribe to read more. Thu, 6 Dec 2018 13:00:00 -0600 10817 The 11th Frame: Zach Larson, Brian Call, Ross Grossman fire perfect games http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10817 Zach Larson, Brian Call and Ross Grossman fired perfect games to highlight Madison area bowling on Wednesday. Larson’s fifth career 300 came in a 757 series in the Bowl-A-Vard Lanes Mixed Nuts League. Call’s 13th career 300 and second this season came in a 720 in the Bowl-A-Vard Lake City League. Grossman’s first career 300 came in a 654 in the Bowl-A-Vard Lake City. Mark Wahl came within a shot of perfection with a 298 game in a 654 in the Village Lanes Mixers League.... subscribe to read more. Wed, 5 Dec 2018 23:55:00 -0600 10828 The 11th Frame: Formerly scattered Xtra Frame stops becoming concentrated 8-event 2019 PBA Summer Tour http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10828 What formerly were a series of Xtra Frame PBA Tour tournaments scattered across the calendar will become the 2019 PBA Summer Tour of eight PBA Tour title tournaments in a little more than five weeks, PBA announced in this news release on Wednesday. The tournaments will be webcast by FloBowling and feature a $40,000 USBC Cup points competition that will pay the top five points earners in the eight tournaments, including $20,000 for the top player. The USBC Cup points bonus will be part of the... subscribe to read more. Wed, 5 Dec 2018 15:00:00 -0600 10826 The 11th Frame: 9th annual Turbo Collegiate Expo set for July 7-10 in Detroit area http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10826 The ninth annual Turbo Collegiate Expo for high school bowlers is scheduled for July 7-10 at Clinton Township’s Imperial Lanes in the Detroit area, as always just before the Junior Gold Championships and related events. The Turbo Collegiate Expo debuted in 2011 and was the first high school bowling program developed as a comprehensive educational, recruiting platform for high school students, families and collegiate bowling programs offering bowling scholarships. High... subscribe to read more. Wed, 5 Dec 2018 08:00:00 -0600 10794 The 11th Frame: Canada’s Mitch Hupe takes hard road to Masters gold at 2018 World Men's Championships, beating E.J. Tackett, Andrew Anderson, Dan MacLelland, Kyle Troup in last 4 matches http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10794 Like that long ago Smith Barney ad, Mitch Hupe won his Masters gold medal at the 2018 World Men’s Championships the old-fashioned way: he earned it. Hupe qualified 20th for the Masters with a 24-game total of 4,995 (208,12 average) comprising his 6-game qualifying blocks for singles, doubles, trios and team. The stylish and powerful right-hander then defied what any bookmaker would have set as incredibly long odds by beating, in order, Jojoe Yannaphon of Thailand, 2016 PBA Player of the... subscribe to read more. Wed, 5 Dec 2018 08:00:00 -0600 10816 The 11th Frame: Tiffany Wuesthof slams 717, Jill Doucette fires 704 http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10816 Tiffany Wuesthof slammed a 717 and Jill Doucette fired a 704 to highlight Madison area bowling on Tuesday. Wuesthof chained games of 248, 247 and 222 in the Prairie Lanes NFL League, while Doucette competed in the Bowl-A-Vard Lanes NFL League. Rick Erce led men’s scoring with 793 in the Dream Lanes All-Star Classic League. Chris Green was next with 781 in the Dream Early Men’s League. Other men’s series of 750 or higher were 775 by Jim Fosdick in the Dream All-Star... subscribe to read more. Tue, 4 Dec 2018 23:55:00 -0600 10804 The 11th Frame: Robert Rowe III gives up on legislative proposal to put Open Championships changes in hands of transparent committee of tournament champions subject to delegate approval after USBC tell him it’s against law, won’t move it forward http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10804 Citing Wisconsin law, the United States Bowling Congress has declined to move forward Robert Rowe III’s proposed legislation that would take authority for USBC Open Championships rules out of the hands of USBC staff and put it into the hands of a committee of tournament champions (from any division), subject to approval of delegates at the USBC Annual Meeting. Wisconsin law applies because USBC remains a Wisconsin corporation, after being headquartered in the Milwaukee area for more than... subscribe to read more. Tue, 4 Dec 2018 16:00:00 -0600 10793 The 11th Frame: After easy win in semifinals, Team USA collapses in gold medal match against underdog Italy at 2018 World Men's Championships http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10793 In what could be considered a bowling equivalent of Villanova beating Georgetown for the 1985 NCAA basketball title, Italy swept top seed Team USA 189-169 and 210-166 in Tuesday’s  gold medal match of the team event of the 2018 World Men’s Championships at the South China Athletic Association Bowling Centre in Hong Kong. The result was even more astounding when you consider that in the semifinals, the U.S. routed Singapore 238-194 and 216-189. But the U.S.... subscribe to read more. Tue, 4 Dec 2018 08:00:00 -0600