The 11th Frame Blog http://www.11thframe.com/news en-us 2018 11thFrame.com Jeff Richgels' 11th Frame blog. 10094 The 11th Frame: USBC releases research study on bowling technology http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10094 The United States Bowling Congress on Tuesday released the results of its research that began in 2015 into bowling technology and its impact on the sport. "The Bowling Technology Study — An Examination and Discussion on Technology’s Impact in the Sport of Bowling" in the form of a 57-age PDF is attached to the bottom of this story, and can be downloaded from this news release. The study included some fascinating studies by its USBC Equipment Specifications and Certifications team,... subscribe to read more. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:00:00 -0600 10093 The 11th Frame: PBA Tour champion Kyle Troup at Bowl-A-Vard Lanes for Storm Demo Day on March 1 http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10093 Rising young PBA star Kyle Troup will appear at Bowl-A-Vard Lanes as part of a Storm Products Demo Day on Thursday, March 1 from 3-6 p.m. Bob Holzbauer, the owner of Phoenix Pro Shop, said the balls that will be available for people to try are the Storm HY-ROAD NANO, SONIQ and INTENSE and the Roto Group DARE DEVIL DANGER and HYPER CELL FUSED.  For more details, call Bowl-A-Vard at 608-244-7246 or Phoenix Pro Shop at 608-241-3040. Troup has two PBA Tour titles and after a strong World... subscribe to read more. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:00:00 -0600 10079 The 11th Frame: Luke Ganser fires ninth career perfect game http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10079 Luke Gasner fired his ninth career perfect game to highlight Madison area bowling on Monday. Ganser’s third 300 of the season came in a 730 series in the Riviera Bowl Specials League. The tops series were Nick Sailing’s 771 in the Riviera Special and Karen Kipp’s 686 in the Dream Lanes Early Nighters League. Next were Matt Lajter with 755 in the Waun-A-Bowl Niters League and Janice Ryan with 673 in the Dream Early Nighters. Rollie Truehl recorded a 754 in the Spartan Bowl... subscribe to read more. Mon, 19 Feb 2018 23:55:00 -0600 10086 The 11th Frame: Brittany Pollentier fires 739, 738 in MABA Women’s City Tournament to win singles, all-events titles http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10086 Brittany Pollentier fired 739 in singles and 738 in team as she totaled 2,163 all-events and won the singles and all-events titles in the Madison Area Bowling Association Women’s City Tournament the weekends of Feb. 10-11 and 17-18 at Bowl-A-Vard Lanes. Pollentier now has 10 700 series this season. The other top scratch scores winning titles were Ashley Chlebowski and Lauren Sammel with 1,327 in doubles and Jilz Design — Mary Beth Thomas, Doris Anderson, Char Clementi and Lisa... subscribe to read more. Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:00:00 -0600 10077 The 11th Frame: Jakob Butturrf finds a measure of redemption in winning Go Bowling! PBA 60th Anniversary Classic http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10077 Back in October, Jakob Butturff set a record by leading the U.S. Open by 617 pins, only to lose the title match to fellow lefty Rhino Page 256-222 — the kind of loss that can stick with a player. This week in the Go Bowling! PBA 60th Anniversary Classic, the lefty with the quirky corkscrew release and devastating strike ball ran away from the field again, earning the top seed by 313 pins. The result in Sunday’s finals live on ESPN would be totally different, though, as... subscribe to read more. Sun, 18 Feb 2018 23:59:00 -0600 10078 The 11th Frame: Andrew Olson fires 765, Mrylena Stewart slams 673 to top youth scoring http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10078 Andrew Olson fired a 765 series and Mrylena Stewart slammed a 673 to top Madison area youth scoring over the weekend. Olson chained games of 239, 289 and 237 at Prairie Lanes and Stewart competed at Dream Lanes. Next were Riley Allen with 737 (278-202-257) at Village Lanes, Jeromey Hodsdon with 723 (278-209-236) at Prairie, and Cila Freitas with 665 at Dream Lanes. In the Prairie Storm Challenge League on the 45-foot Kegel Route 66 lane pattern, the top scores were Hodsdon’s 701... subscribe to read more. Sun, 18 Feb 2018 23:55:00 -0600 10085 The 11th Frame: Jeromey Hodsdon, Cila Freitas, Landon Kelling, Demi Kontos take top spots, Brendan Holl, Zach Thomas fire perfect games in BYBT at Bowl-A-Vard Lanes http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10085 Jeromey Hodsdon, Cila Freitas, Landon Kelling and Demi Kontos won the division titles and  Brendan Holl and Zach Thomas fired perfect games in Sunday’s Badgerland Youth Bowlers Tour tournament at Bowl-A-Vard Lanes. Hodsdon, who averaged 236, earned $254 in winning the boys scratch division. Freitas, who averaged 202, earned $202 for winning the girls scratch division. Kelling, who averaged 192, earned $249 for winning the boys handicap division. Kontos, who averaged 165, earned... subscribe to read more. Sun, 18 Feb 2018 20:00:00 -0600 10064 The 11th Frame: Mike Hoffman tops Chris Gibbons at Viking Lanes for 19th career MAST title http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10064 Mike Hoffman beat Chris Gibbons 235-212 in the title match at Viking Lanes in Stoughton on Saturday for his 19th career Madison Area Scratch Tour title, MAST reported. Hoffman qualified sixth with 930 for four games on Viking’s house shot and then totaled 955 in his four games of match play. The 19 titles is second best in MAST history. Hoffman later posted this on Facebook: “Lucky to be taking this home today!!! LOVE my Hammer Dark Legend Solid... Used the Track Logix and the... subscribe to read more. Sat, 17 Feb 2018 20:00:00 -0600 10063 The 11th Frame: Matt O'Grady’s dream week continues as he becomes first pick in 2018 PBA League draft http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10063 Matt O’Grady is having a pretty solid week. If it wasn’t enough that he won the PBA Tournament of Champions for his first PBA Tour title on Sunday, the New Jersey right-hander became the top pick in the 2018 PBA League draft on Saturday. O’Grady posted this on Facebook after the draft: “So very grateful to have been picked for the League by my childhood Idols Johnny Petraglia, Parker Bohn III, Walter Ray Williams Jr. Yeah Sean Rash is alright too! Beyond blessed thank... subscribe to read more. Sat, 17 Feb 2018 17:00:00 -0600 10068 The 11th Frame: Battle for final TV spot goes to last ball as Jakob Butturff, Marshall Kent, Keven Williams, Matt Sanders, Shota Kawazoe make stepladder finals of Go Bowling! PBA 60th Anniversary Classic http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10068 The battle for the final spot in the stepladder finals of the Go Bowling! PBA 60th Anniversary Classic went down to the final ball, with Shota Kawazoe edging out Bill O’Neill by a single pin on Friday night at Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis. Andrew Anderson, who finished third on Sunday in the PBA Tournament of Champions, also was in the running as he was looking at a potential 278 final game when he left a brutal solid 9-pin in the ninth frame. Anderson finished 12 pins behind Kawazoe.... subscribe to read more. Fri, 16 Feb 2018 23:59:00 -0600 10061 The 11th Frame: Bob Richardson fires 51st career perfect game http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10061 Bob Richardson fired his 51st career perfect game to highlight Madison area bowling on Friday. Richardson’s third 300 of the season came in a 739 series in the Sport Bowl Lions League. The top series were Mike Pounders’ 761 in the Ten Pin Alley Frenzy League and Nicole Russell’s 652 in the Schwoegler’s Tiger Mixed League. Kayla Klink was next for the women with 646 in the Schwoegler’s Tiger Mixed. Source: scores reported by Wisconsin State Journal and Facebook... subscribe to read more. Fri, 16 Feb 2018 23:55:00 -0600 10076 The 11th Frame: Amazing Jakob Butturff extends lead to 170 pins heading into final round of match play at Go Bowling! PBA 60th Anniversary Classic http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10076 I would hope by now that anyone put off by Jakob Butturff’s quirky style has come to accept it the way they accepted, for example, the bent elbows of Don Carter and Earl Anthony or the sideways armswing of Ron Williams. Because the amazing 2-time PBA Tour champion is just eight games from bowling for another PBA Tour title, as he holds a 170-pin heading into the final round of match play of the Go Bowling! PBA 60th Anniversary Classic at Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis.  It’s... subscribe to read more. Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:00:00 -0600 10075 The 11th Frame: Loss of 2017 ITC title for Webber International over use of ineligible player raises sadly familiar issue of hypocrisy of bowling’s 'amateur' rules http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10075 United States Bowling Congress Collegiate on Thursday announced that it has determined the Webber International men’s bowling team must vacate its 2017 Intercollegiate Team Championships title and its third-place 2016 finish because the team used a player who was ineligible for competition. USBC stated in this news release that “The Webber player violated USBC Collegiate Rule 207 related to professional membership and Webber violated the USBC Code of Conduct for failing to perform... subscribe to read more. Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:00:00 -0600 10067 The 11th Frame: After roller coaster first round of match play, Jakob Butturff keeps lead in Go Bowling! PBA 60th Anniversary Classic http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10067 An observer might look at the before and after standings for the first round of match play of the Go Bowling! PBA 60th Anniversary Classic and think it was an uneventful evening at Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis: Jakob Butturff started with a 93-pin lead over Marshall Kent and ended with a 94-pin lead over Kent. But the reality was that Butturff fell out of the lead after losing his first four matches and regained it by winning his final four, though he actually scored higher in the first four... subscribe to read more. Thu, 15 Feb 2018 23:59:00 -0600 10060 The 11th Frame: Toby Probst fires 827-300, Albie Wheeler rolls 800; Mike Hoffman slams perfect game on World Bowling Rome Sport pattern http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10060 Toby Probst fired an 827 series featuring a perfect game, Albie Wheeler rolled an 800, and Mike Hoffman slammed a perfect game on the World Bowling Rome Sport lane pattern to highlight Madison area bowling late Wednesday and Thursday. Probst fired his first career supernational with 827 on games of 300, 289 and 238 on Thursday night at Lake Ripley Lanes in Cambridge. Wheeler chained games of 257, 279 and 264 in the Spartan Bowl Major League. Hoffman’s 70th career 300 came after games... subscribe to read more. Thu, 15 Feb 2018 23:55:00 -0600 10074 The 11th Frame: MABA Hall of Famer Jesse Parizo fires 300-806 at State Tournament, Nathan Reetz 800 as he and Justin Weiss take doubles lead; Zagar's takes team, team all-events leads http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10074 Madison Area Bowling Association Hall of Famer Jesse Parizo fired a perfect game in an 806 series, and Nathan Reetz slammed an 800 as he and Justin Weiss took the doubles lead in a high-scoring weekend at the 116th annual Wisconsin State Bowling Association Championships — aka the State Tournament — in the Fox Valley. Parizo opened doubles at Rev’s Bowl, Bar & Grill with a perfect game, then added games of 247 and 259 as he and partner Dave Laskowski totaled 1,363.... subscribe to read more. Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:00:00 -0600 10073 The 11th Frame: BowlerX.com partnership with PWBA includes title sponsorship of PWBA Twin Cities Open http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10073 BowlerX.com, the online bowling superstore, and the PWBA Tour on Thursday announced a partnership for the 2018 season that includes the title sponsorship of what will be the BowlerX.com PWBA Twin Cities Open. The tournament is set for Aug. 9-11 at Cedarvale Lanes in Eagan, Minnesota, with the stepladder finals airing on Saturday, Aug. 11 at 4 p.m. Central time. “All of us at BowlerX are super excited to partner with the PWBA Tour and to add the BowlerX.com name to a PWBA Tour... subscribe to read more. Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:00:00 -0600 10072 The 11th Frame: Jakob Butturff averages 245.5 in cashers round to take lead heading into match play at Go Bowling! PBA 60th Anniversary Classic http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10072 Jakob Butturff averaged 245.5 in Thursday’s cashers round to take the lead heading into round-robin match play at the Go Bowling! PBA 60th Anniversary Classic at Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis. Butturff came into the round tied for second with Matt Sanders, just four pins behind leader Marshall Kent, but the lefty with the devastating corkscrew release unleashed games of 268, 258, 290, 217, 185, 237, 300 and 209 for a 1,964 block total and 5,851 24-game total (243.79 average). The 2-time... subscribe to read more. Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0600 9704 The 11th Frame: 2018 PBA League draft pool limited to top 75 in 2017-18 PBA Tour-World Bowling Tour earnings http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9704 Note: The original version of this story posted on Sept. 29, 2017, and has been updated multiple times. The draft for the 2018 PBA League should avoid the controversy that surrounded it in 2017, thanks to eligibility rules announced Friday in this PBA news release. Last year’s draft was marred by retired star Mike Fagan’s allegation that PBA CEO and Commissioner Tom Clark influenced teams' picks, an allegation Clark categorically denied. Details are in my story here. No players... subscribe to read more. Thu, 15 Feb 2018 11:30:00 -0600 10066 The 11th Frame: Marshall Kent jumps past lefties Jakob Butturff, Matt Sanders heading into cashers round at Go Bowling! PBA 60th Anniversary Classic http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10066 Playing his A game, Marshall Kent jumped last left-handers Jakob Butturff and Matt Sanders in Wednesday’s second round of the Go Bowling! PBA 60th Anniversary Classic at Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis. Kent, a 4-time PBA Tour champion who was PBA Rookie of the Year in 2014, fired games of 215, 244, 268, 268, 202, 227, 266 and a 256 on the Dick Weber 45 lane pattern for 1,946 in the second round, a pin better than his first round as he totaled 3,891. Butturff, a 2-time PBA Tour champion,... subscribe to read more. Wed, 14 Feb 2018 23:59:00 -0600 10059 The 11th Frame: Dave Schraufnagel fires perfect game http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10059 Dave Schraufnagel fired a perfect game to highlight Madison area bowling on Wednesday. Schraufnagel’s 300 came in a 752 series in the Prairie Lanes Men’s Rec League. The top series were Andrew Gannon’s 769 in the Bowl-A-Vard Lanes Mixed Nutes League and Kayla Klink’s 632 in the Ten Pin Alley Hump League. Next were 766 by Tim Herbrand in the Riviera Bowl Men’s Classic League and 627 by Patty Spires-Merkel in the Schwoegler’s Happy Hour Rollers League.... subscribe to read more. Wed, 14 Feb 2018 23:55:00 -0600 10070 The 11th Frame: Madison Area Bowling Association Adult/Youth Championships set for March 10-11 http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10070 The 2017-18 Madison Area Bowling Association Adult/Youth Championships are scheduled for the weekend of March 10-11 at Waun-A-Bowl in Waunakee. Competition is in three divisions — U20, U15 and U10 — with the division winners earning paid entries to the state finals April 14-15 and 21-22 at Lakeshore Lanes in Sheboygan. The entry fee is $30 per team and $750 in scholarships will be awarded based on 50 entries. The winners also get invitations to MABA's annual Dinner with the... subscribe to read more. Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:00:00 -0600 10071 The 11th Frame: 9th annual Estrogen Open set for Aug. 12 at Poplar Creek Bowl in suburban Chicago http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10071 The 9th annual Estrogen Open is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 12 at 10 a.m. at Poplar Creek Bowl in the Chicago suburb of Hoffman Estates. The tournament is an 8-game scratch women’s tournament. Natalie Cortese won last year over a 45-player field. The top five advance to a stepladder finals after match play. The lane pattern is not released. The flyer says it will be “low scoring and fair.” The entry fee is $80 if paid by July 12, $90 after July 12, with $18 for lineage and... subscribe to read more. Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:00:00 -0600 10065 The 11th Frame: Brian Robinson aiming to become modern Bob Benoit or Mike Miller as lefties Anthony Pepe, Jakob Butturff top first round of Go Bowling! PBA 60th Anniversary Classic http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10065 Left-handers Anthony Pepe and Jakob Butturff took the lead after Tuesday’s first round of the Go Bowling! PBA 60th Anniversary Classic, but Brian Robinson offered the most intriguing story of the tournament at Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis.  Robinson is a 28-year-old 10th-year PBA member who has made match play twice in 58 PBA tournaments and after hurting his right wrist about 18 months ago, switched to 2-handed delivery.  On Monday, he totaled 1,972 for eight games, putting... subscribe to read more. Tue, 13 Feb 2018 23:59:00 -0600 10058 The 11th Frame: Chris Pollentier fires 17th career perfect game, Brett Bluel first; Teri Taylor slams 713 http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10058 Chris Pollentier fired his 17th career perfect game, Brett Bluel his first career perfect game, and Teri Taylor slammed a 713 series to highlight Madison area bowling on Tuesday. Pollentier’s third 300 of the season came in a 791 series in the Ten Pin Alley Fifth Quarter League. Here is one video of the close of his 300 and here is another. Here is Pollentier’s post after his 300: “300 #17 tonight with the #RotoGrip HYPER CELL FUSED, and 2nd with this ball since drilling it... subscribe to read more. Tue, 13 Feb 2018 23:55:00 -0600