The 11th Frame Blog http://www.11thframe.com/news en-us 2019 11thFrame.com Jeff Richgels' 11th Frame blog. 11247 The 11th Frame: Tim Fosdick fires 806 series http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11247 Tim Fosdick fired an 806 series to highlight Madison area bowling on what might be the last Wednesday of the 2018-19 season. Fosdick chained games of 259, 278 and 269 in the Dream Lanes Classic League for his 13th career supernational and second of the season. Here is video of the strike that clinched his 800. Jessie Hauge was next with 799 in the Village Lanes Businessmen’s League. Dave Eaton rolled a 761 in the Dream Classic. No women’s series of 600 or higher were reported.... subscribe to read more. Wed, 17 Apr 2019 23:55:00 -0600 11246 The 11th Frame: Matt Russo of Webber International voted college bowling MVPs by coaches, Bowler of the Year by media for men; Abby Ragsdale of St. Francis-Illinois, Lauren Piotrowski of Pikeville split awards for women http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11246 Matt Russo, a senior at Webber International, was voted Most Valuable Player by the National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association and college Bowler of the Year by the International Bowling Media Association for the 2018-19 season. The women’s awards were split, with Abby Ragsdale, a junior at St. Francis-Illinois, voted MVP by the coaches and Lauren Piotrowski, a junior at Pikeville, BOY by the media. The honors were announced at the Night of Champions banquet held Wednesday for the... subscribe to read more. Wed, 17 Apr 2019 23:30:00 -0600 11223 The 11th Frame: A FloBowling archive worth watching: Walter Ray Williams Jr. blasts 277, 288 to win PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open for 12th PBA50 Tour title http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11223 If you went to FloBowling.com Wednesday night to watch the stepladder finals of the 2019 PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open, you didn’t get to see it. FloBowling posted this tweet:“We are experiencing technical difficulties with the stepladder finals of the PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open. We are actively working to resolve the issue. We apologize for any inconvenience, and the full event will be archived on our site.” And the company later reported that the players had... subscribe to read more. Wed, 17 Apr 2019 22:00:00 -0600 11236 The 11th Frame: UW-Milwaukee's Matt Hibbard among 8 TV finalists at 2019 Intercollegiate Singles Championships and his 'reward' is facing 2016 ISC champion Daniel Hanson http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11236 In his first Junior Gold Championships in 2016, Matt Hibbard finished in the bottom 20 percent and when some on social media called for the event to be downsized, eliminating the lesser players in the field, Matt’s dad Ralph Hibbard always pointed to the inspiration the event and finish provided his son. On Wednesday at Poelking Lanes South in Dayton, Ohio, the UW-Milwaukee right-hander was one of eight players who advanced to the televised finals of the 2019 Intercollegiate Singles... subscribe to read more. Wed, 17 Apr 2019 17:00:00 -0600 11244 The 11th Frame: Ron Case edges into singles lead by a pin with 803 as California group lights up lanes at 2019 USBC Open Championships http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11244 With a flat 10-pin, spare and 4-pin, Ron Case got just enough in his final frame to edge past Ryan Mouw 803-802 to take the singles lead at the 2019 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships. Case’s singles capped a wild night for his California group that included a perfect game by Curtis Woods and Aaron Pawloski and Robert Huckaby moving into third in doubles with 1,392. Case opened singles with games of 299 — here is video of his 10th frame — and... subscribe to read more. Wed, 17 Apr 2019 05:00:00 -0600 11245 The 11th Frame: Rick Erce, Cody Ramsden fire perfect games http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11245 Rick Erce and Cody Ramsden fired perfect games to highlight Madison area bowling on Tuesday as the 2018-19 season winds down. Competing in the Dream Lanes All-Star Classic League, Erce opened with games of 239 and 256 before rolling his 27th career 300 and fourth of the season to close out a 795 series. Video of the close of the lefty’s 300 is here. Ramsden’s 17th career 300 and second of the season came in a 719 in the Ten Pin Alley Fifth Quarter League using a Radical SQUATCH.... subscribe to read more. Tue, 16 Apr 2019 23:55:00 -0600 11222 The 11th Frame: Picking up where he left off on PBA Tour, Norm Duke leads qualifying at 2019 PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11222 Picking up where he left off on the PBA Tour, Norm Duke grabbed the lead as qualifying ended Tuesday at the 2019 PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open presented by Lucas Magazine and Brunswick at Maple Country Lanes in Clearwater, Florida on Tuesday. Duke, who at 55 is a PBA Tour Player of the Year contender with two titles so far this year, was 11th after Monday’s first round of qualifying with 1,636 for seven games, then fired games of 268, 254, 255, 247, 225, 227 and 258 for 1,734 in... subscribe to read more. Tue, 16 Apr 2019 19:00:00 -0600 11235 The 11th Frame: Concordia’s Alex Ouellette, Arkansas State’s Averi Brown lead qualifying, UW-Milwaukee’s Matt Hibbard, UW-Whitewater’s Ryan Winters alive as fields cut to 16 men, 16 women in opening day of 2019 Intercollegiate Singles Championships http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11235 A qualifying block and the first round of match play reduced the fields in Tuesday’s opening day of the 2019 Intercollegiate Singles Championships to 16 men and 16 women, the United States Bowling Congress reported in this news release. The day at Poelking Lanes South in Dayton, Ohio, started with 24 men and 24 women competing in a 6-game qualifying round to determine seeding for match play, with the top eight men and top eight women earning a bye to the second round of match play on... subscribe to read more. Tue, 16 Apr 2019 17:00:00 -0600 11243 The 11th Frame: Save the date: After 6 years, Badger Elite set to return Sept. 28-29 http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11243 With the loss of sponsorship and the retirement of long-time Badger Elite and Central Wisconsin Scratch Bowlers Tour tournament director Dale Hackbart, the prestigious Badger Elite tournament was canceled in 2014. Hackbart confirmed over the weekend that he would be returning to run the Badger Elite Sept. 28-29 at Dale’s Weston Lanes. The Badger Elite will have an entry fee of $125 and guaranteed top two prizes of $2,000 and $1,000. With 100 entries, first will be $2,500 and second... subscribe to read more. Tue, 16 Apr 2019 15:00:00 -0600 11242 The 11th Frame: Tim Fosdick’s 761, Marcia Fraley’s 645 tops Monday scoring http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11242 Tim Fosdick fired a 761 and Marcia Fraley rolled a 645 to top Madison area bowling on Monday. Fosdick competed in the Dream Lanes Suburban Merchants 3-Man League and Fraley in the Dream Early Nighters League. DuWayne Sime was next for the men with 757 in the Dream Suburban Merchants. No women’s series of 600 or higher were reported. Source: scores reported by Wisconsin State Journal and Facebook reports.  ... subscribe to read more. Mon, 15 Apr 2019 23:55:00 -0600 11221 The 11th Frame: Despite balky knee, Brian LeClair leads after opening round of 2019 PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11221 Despite a balky knee that has him competing with a brace on his left (sliding) leg, 2017 PBA50 Player of the Player Brian LeClair grabbed the lead after Monday’s opening round of the PBA50 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open presented by Lucas Magazine and Brunswick at Maple Countryside Lanes in Clearwater, Florida. LeClair, who won the 2017 Johnny Petraglia BVL Open, rolled games of 207, 212, 256, 279, 238, 280 and 259 to finish with a 1,731 total on the Johnny Petraglia 37 lane pattern.... subscribe to read more. Mon, 15 Apr 2019 22:00:00 -0600 11241 The 11th Frame: Jesper Svensson, Kyle Sherman, Dom Barrett, Wes Malott win in PBA Playoffs Round of 24 show that features wild finishes http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11241 Jesper Svensson, Kyle Sherman, Dom Barrett and Wes Malott won in the PBA Playoffs Round of 24 in a show that aired Monday night on FS1 after being taped last Monday at famed Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine. The Playoffs feature the top 24 in PBA Tour points this season, with the top eight getting one bye. First is $100,000. And knowing that pot of gold is at the end of the Playoffs rainbow will have Marshall Kent and Josh Blanchard likely lamenting the end of their losses to Svensson and... subscribe to read more. Mon, 15 Apr 2019 21:00:00 -0600 11057 The 11th Frame: Fourth annual South Point Senior Shootout Nov. 11-15 at South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas already sold out http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11057 It’s a testament to the great tournament Ron Mohr and his crew have built in the South Point Senior Shootout presented by Logo Infusion that the fourth annual edition at South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas Nov. 11-15 already is full at 150 entries. The World Series of Bowling-style event is open to all bowlers at least 50 years old as of the start of the tournament who have two or fewer PBA Tour and/or PBA50 Tour titles, or who have reached 63 years old no matter what they have... subscribe to read more. Mon, 15 Apr 2019 09:00:00 -0600 11233 The 11th Frame: Tim Fosdick’s 760, Kathy Morris’ 625 top weekend scoring http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11233 Tim Fosdick fired a 760 and Kathy Morris slammed a 625 to top Madison area bowling over the weekend as the 2018-19 season winds down. Fosdick’s 760 came in the Dream Lanes Eastside Couples League and Morris in the Viking Lanes Specials League. Next were Doug Leikness with 744 and Lisa Kolosso with 609, both in the Dream Eastside Couples. Source: scores reported by Wisconsin State Journal and Facebook reports.  ... subscribe to read more. Sun, 14 Apr 2019 23:55:00 -0600 11234 The 11th Frame: Eric Shelby beats Joe Johnson to win 2019 Phoenix Open in Richland Center http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11234 Eric Shelby defeated Joe Johnson to win the 2019 Phoenix Open on Sunday at The Phoenix Center in Richland Center. A field of 63 players bowled three games with the top 24 advancing to bracket match play and the top eight earning one bye. The matches were two games decided by total pins. The cut to the top 24 was 646. Jeremy Lansing led qualifying with an 822 series that included a 298 game. Ryan Oelke fired a 299. First was $1,100, second $610, third and fourth $240 each, and fifth through... subscribe to read more. Sun, 14 Apr 2019 20:00:00 -0600 11232 The 11th Frame: Stephen F. Austin beats top seed, defending champion Vanderbilt to win 2019 NCAA bowling championship http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11232 Stephen F. Austin beat top seed and defending national champion Vanderbilt to win the 2019 NCAA bowling championship on Saturday, April 13, at RollHouse Wickliffe in Wickliffe, Ohio, the NCAA reported in this news release. SFA beat Vanderbilt 4-1 in the best-of-7-games Baker format match that was televised on ESPNU. SFA lead-off bowler Carlene Beyer is from Manawa and was Wisconsin High School Bowling State Singles champion in 2016 and 2017. Vanderbilt defeated Nebraska in... subscribe to read more. Sat, 13 Apr 2019 22:00:00 -0600 11231 The 11th Frame: Rob Gotchall, Derek Eoff lead Huskers 1 into 4th in team all-events at 2019 USBC Open Championships http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11231 Rob Gotchall and Derek Eoff of DeForest led Huskers 1 into fourth place in team all-events at Thursday and Friday at the 2019 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships at South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas. The team moved into seventh in team with 3,118 (1,017-1,105-996) on Thursday, and then bowled a solid minor events Friday to total 9,555 for team all-events, team member Jermey Wolfe reported in a message exchange. The team’s minors scores were not posted as of early... subscribe to read more. Sat, 13 Apr 2019 03:00:00 -0600 11208 The 11th Frame: Jim Fosdick fires 827 featuring perfect game; Jeff Chandler also slams 300 http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11208 Jim Fosdick fired an 827 series featuring a perfect game, and Jeff Chandler also reached perfection to highlight Madison area bowling on Friday. Competing in the Dream Lanes Industrial Nites League, Fosdick opened with his 106th career perfect game and sixth of the season, then added 278 and 248 for his ninth supernational of the season, tops in the Madison Area USBC. Chandler’s second career perfect game — and second in the past five weeks — came after games of 213 and 214... subscribe to read more. Fri, 12 Apr 2019 23:55:00 -0600 11228 The 11th Frame: Bowlero Elite Series doesn’t make Tuesday’s top 150 original cable telecasts ranked by 18-49 viewership http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11228 Tuesday night’s Bowlero Elite Series show on NBC Sports Network didn’t make the top 150 original cable telecasts, which are rated by 18-49 viewership, ShowBuzzDaily.com reported. Because it did not make the top 150, the total number of viewers wasn’t available. Show 150 — something called Quien Da Mas S3 on Universo — had a 0.04 rating for the prized 18-49 demographic and 76,000 average viewership. Since bowling shows tend to have a viewership that skews older,... subscribe to read more. Fri, 12 Apr 2019 18:00:00 -0600 11229 The 11th Frame: As expected, NAIA makes bowling a championship sport for 2019-20 http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11229 As expected, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Friday that men’s and women’s bowling will become the 27th and 28th sports to earn national championship status beginning in the 2019-20 school year. The NAIA made the announcement in this news release after the NAIA National Administrative Council voted to approve the measure at the annual NAIA Convention in West Palm Beach, Florida on Friday. “The sport of bowling has experienced steady growth... subscribe to read more. Fri, 12 Apr 2019 15:00:00 -0600 11220 The 11th Frame: U.S., European teams completed for 2019 Weber Cup to be held June 18-21 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11220 The teams that will represent the U.S. and Europe in the 2019 Weber Cup June 18-21 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas have been completed, the Weber Cup announced. The U.S. team captained by Chris Barnes will include left-hander Jakob Butturff and 2-handers Anthony Simonsen and Kyle Troup. Details are in this Weber Cup release. The English team captained by Dom Barrett will include fellow Englishman Stuart Williams, Finnish 2-hander Osku Palermaa, and Swedish 2-hander Jesper Svensson. Details are... subscribe to read more. Fri, 12 Apr 2019 14:00:00 -0600 11207 The 11th Frame: Scott Henes fires perfect game in 789 series http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11207 Scott Henes fired a perfect game to highlight Madison area bowling late Wednesday and Thursday. Henes’ 300 — he has many but the exact number was not reported — came in a 789 series in the Dream Lanes Major League. Brittany Pollentier led women’s scoring with a 698 in the Dream Major. Next were Ben Kojo with 783 in the Oregon Bowl 3-Man League and Christine Smith with 653 in the Prairie Lanes Classic League. Other men’s series of 750 or higher were... subscribe to read more. Thu, 11 Apr 2019 23:55:00 -0600 11213 The 11th Frame: Spoiler alert: Results of the Round of 8 shows of the 2019 PBA Playoffs http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11213 If you don't want to know the results of the 2019 PBA Playoffs Round of 8, do not read this story. There were two Round of 8 shows each featuring two matches taped on Wednesday. The PBA Playoffs are being contested at famed Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine, with the first Round of 24 show featuring four matches airing live on FS1 on Monday night and the second featuring four matches taped Monday night and airing next Monday, April 15, at 7 p.m. Central time on... subscribe to read more. Thu, 11 Apr 2019 03:00:00 -0600 11206 The 11th Frame: Jim Ring slams 815; Ray Nelson, Dan Haufschild fire perfect games http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11206 Jim Ring slammed an 815 series and Ray Nelson and Dan Haufschild fired perfect games to highlight Madison area bowling Tuesday and Wednesday. Ring chained games of 288, 289 and 238 in the Ten Pin Alley Fifth Quarter League. Nelson’s 29th career 300 and second this season came in a 737 series in the Dream Lanes All-Star Classic League. Here is video of the close of Nelson’s 300. Haufschild’s first career 300 came in a 730 in the Prairie Lanes Men’s Rec League. Mary Lo... subscribe to read more. Wed, 10 Apr 2019 23:55:00 -0600 11212 The 11th Frame: Spoiler alert: Results of the Round of 16 shows of the 2019 PBA Playoffs http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11212 If you don't want to know the results of the 2019 PBA Playoffs Round of 16, do not read this story. There are four Round of 16 shows each featuring two matches taped three on Tuesday and one on Wednesday, followed by the two Round of 8 shows each featuring two matches taped on Wednesday. I’ll update this Round of 16 story as each match is completed and I’ll have a separate “Spoiler alert” story on the Round of 8. The PBA Playoffs are being contested at famed Bayside... subscribe to read more. Wed, 10 Apr 2019 17:00:00 -0600