The 11th Frame Blog http://www.11thframe.com/news en-us 2018 11thFrame.com Jeff Richgels' 11th Frame blog. 10671 The 11th Frame: Bradley Thompson fires perfect game in 814 series http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10671 Bradley Thompson fired a perfect game in an 814 series to highlight Madison area bowling on Wednesday. Competing in the Prairie Lanes Men’s Rec League, Thompson opened with his ninth career 300, then added games of 267 and 247 for his second supernational of the season. Thompson later posted this on Facebook:"Awesome night of bowling, started with my 9th 300 and finished it off for my 11th 800!" Kim Zimmerman led women’s scoring with 661 in the Prairie Eagles 623 League. Next... subscribe to read more. Wed, 17 Oct 2018 23:55:00 -0600 10676 The 11th Frame: Richie Teece takes first-round lead of FloBowling PBA Bear Open as A squad has 14 of top 18 spots http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10676 England’s Richie Teece averaged 235 to take the lead after Wednesday’s first round of the FloBowling PBA Bear Open, with 14 of the top 18 spots taken by bowlers from A squad. Since the lanes are re-oiled between qualifying squads and PBA typically takes steps to make sure there isn’t a wide talent disparity between squads, it’s fascinating to see such a wide disparity. B squad bowled first in the Bear Open on Wednesday at The Lanes at Coffee Creek in Owasso, Oklahoma,... subscribe to read more. Wed, 17 Oct 2018 23:00:00 -0600 10684 The 11th Frame: USBC Open Championships survey report on tournament changes full of shameless spin and distortions http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10684 The survey that the United States Bowling Congress reported Wednesday that it conducted of about 10 percent of competitors after the 2018 Open Championships is so full of shameless spin and distortions it’s hard to know where to begin. The survey aimed to measure reaction to changes announced in October 2015 that started with the 2017 USBC Open Championships, USBC said. Additional changes announced in March that start with the 2019 Open Championships were not part of the survey.... subscribe to read more. Wed, 17 Oct 2018 18:00:00 -0600 10670 The 11th Frame: Bryan Zimmer slams 814, Andrew Gannon 804 http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10670 Bryan Zimmer slammed an 814 series and Andrew Gannon an 804 to top Madison area bowling on Tuesday. Zimmer chained games of 258, 279 and 277 in the Prairie Lanes NFL League, while Gannon competed in the Bowl-A-Vard Lanes U Play U Pay League. Lisa Kolosso led women’s scoring with 641 in the Village Lanes All-Star Co-Ed Classic League. Tiffany Wuesthof was next with 634 in the Prairie NFL. Other men’s series of 750 or higher were 761 by Ross Bussan and 750 by Heath Haug in the... subscribe to read more. Tue, 16 Oct 2018 23:55:00 -0600 10675 The 11th Frame: Anthony Simonsen beats Andrew Anderson in title match of FloBowling PBA Wolf Open with huge implications for PBA Player of the Year race http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10675 In a title match that might have been decisive in the PBA Player of the Year race, Anthony Simonsen instead muddied the waters by beating Andrew Anderson 239-226 to win the FloBowling PBA Wolf Open, the first tournament of the Fall Swing. The Fall Swing and the U.S. Open — the final major championship of the season — Oct. 24-31 at Northrock Lanes in Wichita, Kansas, are the final events of the 2018 Go Bowling! PBA Tour. Coming into the Fall Swing, the leading contenders for Player... subscribe to read more. Tue, 16 Oct 2018 23:00:00 -0600 10663 The 11th Frame: Austin Powers slams 802, Cody Roedner fires Madison area USBC season-high fourth perfect game http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10663 Austin Powers slammed an 802 series and Cody Roedner fired his Madison area USBC season-high fourth perfect game to highlight Madison area bowling on Monday. Powers chained games of 290, 255 and 257 in the Prairie Lanes Major League. Powers later posted this on Facebook:"What a great night for bowling and for the brewers!! Way to go Brewers!! But bowling tonight went great with these two gems of a duo. 290-255-257 for my 3rd 800 for a 803. Must have balls in your bag easy transition from the... subscribe to read more. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 23:55:00 -0600 10674 The 11th Frame: Bill O’Neill leads FloBowling PBA Wolf Open after first round as he seeks 10th career title that could cement Hall of Fame status http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10674 With nine career PBA Tour titles that includes the 2009-10 U.S. Open, Bill O’Neill might be just one title from cementing his status as a PBA Hall of Famer.  I know I won't even think twice about voting for him if and when he gets No. 10, as his career has been solid and steady, with the occasional spectacular thrown in. He took a step toward No. 10 by taking the lead after Monday’s first round of qualifying in the  FloBowling PBA Wolf Open, the first of three events... subscribe to read more. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 23:00:00 -0600 10681 The 11th Frame: #Chasing300: What would it feel like to throw a shot for $1 million? A PBA player may find out in 2019 http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10681 Jakob Butturff created a major stir in the bowling world on Sunday when he made this post on Facebook:“SICK SICK SICK DEAL WITH FOX SPORTS AND FLOBOWLING!!! 300 in the title match of either the Tournament of Champions, Players Championship, Indianapolis Open, and the World Championship of 2019 is worth ONE MILLION BIG ONES!!! Spread the word! #FloBowling #PBA #FoxSports #Chasing300” I’ve thrown shots for USBC Eagles and PBA Regional titles, amounting to a few thousand... subscribe to read more. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 10:00:00 -0600 10682 The 11th Frame: Raffle will give winner an unforgettable experience tied to 2019 PBA Hall of Fame Classic http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10682 A $20 raffle ticket will give the winner an unforgettable experience tied to the 2019 PBA Hall of Fame Classic, while also raising money for the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame, the IBMHoF and PBA announced. The online raffle ticket link for the Hall of Fame VIP Experience is now live. Tickets also will be available at select bowling centers throughout the U.S., or by contacting the IBMHoF at 817-385-8230 or www.bowlingmuseum.com. The release details all the winner will... subscribe to read more. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 09:00:00 -0600 10662 The 11th Frame: Austin Minor slams 751, Taylor Jensen fires 704 to top youth scoring over weekend http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10662 Austin Minor slammed a 751 series and Taylor Jensen fired a 704 to top Madison area youth bowling over the weekend. Minor competed at Dream Lanes and Jensen at Prairie Lanes with games of 258, 189 and 257. Also at Prairie, Mason Schellin recorded his “first official 700” with 705 (289-199-217), according to his mother Denise’s post on Facebook that included video of the close of his 289. In the Prairie Storm Challenge League on the USBC White 3 lane pattern, the top scores... subscribe to read more. Sun, 14 Oct 2018 23:55:00 -0600 10664 The 11th Frame: Corey Schmidt beats T.J. Dunn to win Madison Area Scratch Tour tourney at Dream Lanes for his first career MAST title http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10664 Corey Schmidt beat T.J. Dunn 279-184 in the title match to win the Madison Area Scratch Tour tourney at Dream Lanes for his first career MAST title. The tournament drew 50 entries and the cut to the top 16 on the Dream Lanes Major League modified house shot was 894 for four games.  Dunn led qualifying with 1,037, while Schmidt snuck into match play at 902 then averaged 256 in his four matches. Schmidt earned $542 for the win, with Dunn taking home $306 for second. The other match play... subscribe to read more. Sun, 14 Oct 2018 20:00:00 -0600 10683 The 11th Frame: Rick Volhard beats Gary Mainz Jr. to win Wolf River Non-Pro at Lake Shore Lanes in Shawano http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10683 Rick Volhard defeated Gary Mainz Jr. 227-206 in the title match to the Wolf River Non-Pro at Lake Shore Lanes in Shawano on Sunday, the WRNP reported. First was $441 and second $270, and Volhard also earned $165 in the Bet You Win pot. The tournament drew 40 bowlers and the cut to the top 14 was 875 for four games. Ben Hafeman led qualifying with 1,002 to earn $40. James Feng fired a 299 game in qualifying. Melissa Lang Garbe became the third woman to make it to the semifinals of a Wolf... subscribe to read more. Sun, 14 Oct 2018 19:00:00 -0600 10661 The 11th Frame: Scott Olson’s 763, Linnea Walstead’s 628 top Friday scoring http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10661 Scott Olson fired a 763 and Linnea Walstead rolled a 628 top Madison area bowling on Friday. Olson competed in the Sport Bowl Lions League and Walstead in the Dream Lanes Industrial Nites League. Jay Thysse was next with 757 in the Dream Industrial Nites. No other women’s series of 600 or higher were reported. Source: scores reported by Wisconsin State Journal and Facebook reports.... subscribe to read more. Fri, 12 Oct 2018 23:55:00 -0600 10668 The 11th Frame: 3 cheers for the JPBA for moving to ban wrist devices 'for supporting and improving performance' http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10668 Almost every time I see someone posting about how 2-handed bowling is cheating and should be banned, I reply along these lines: 2-handed bowling is the Fosbury Flop of bowling — a better way to do something using nothing but your body — while few seem concerned about the use of mechanical devices that impact/control how a person releases the ball. As far as I know, the PBA, PWBA and World Bowling have never had any rules restricting the use of such devices. To be crystal clear, I... subscribe to read more. Fri, 12 Oct 2018 09:00:00 -0600 10660 The 11th Frame: Casey Gibney, Mark Geitt fire perfect games at Viking Lanes http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10660 Casey Gibney and Mark Geitt fired perfect games in the Viking Lanes Badger League to highlight Madison area bowling late Wednesday and Thursday. Gibney’s 45th career 300 came in a 788 series, while Geitt’s 300 came in a 720. The top series were Mick Krachey’s 794 in the Prairie Lanes Classic League and Brittany Pollentier’s 692 in the Dream Lanes Major League. Emily Oldenburg was next for the women with 640 in the Dream Major. Other men’s series of 750 or... subscribe to read more. Thu, 11 Oct 2018 23:55:00 -0600 10659 The 11th Frame: Bradley Thompson tops Wednesday scoring with 778 http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10659 Bradley Thompson fired a 778 to top Madison area bowling on Wednesday. Thompson competed in the Prairie Lanes Men’s Rec League. Matt Ziegler was next with 756 in the Sport Bowl All-Stars League. No women’s series of 600 or higher were reported. Source: scores reported by Wisconsin State Journal and Facebook reports.... subscribe to read more. Wed, 10 Oct 2018 23:55:00 -0600 10577 The 11th Frame: Update: Billy Eysoldt admits mistakes, vows to ‘make it right’ and says that ‘Proprietors Cup will move forward’ http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10577 Note: The original portion of this story that provides background is below the new portion and it first posted Sept. 7, 2018. Proprietors Cup founder Billy Eysoldt has declined my requests for an interview with 11thFrame.com to go into detail regarding his issues with the Internal Revenue Service, but posts this week attacking him on the “WikiLeaks Bowling” Facebook prompted him to respond. I had asked Eysoldt a while back about rumors that the Proprietors Cup was done and he... subscribe to read more. Wed, 10 Oct 2018 18:00:00 -0600 10669 The 11th Frame: World Bowling signs deal with Singapore-based Reddentes Sports that aims to grow media rights http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10669 World Bowling on Wednesday announced in this news release that it has signed a deal with Singapore-based sports consulting agency Reddentes Sports “with the mandate to develop new broadcast properties, manage the distribution of its media rights and explore new commercial opportunities.” Reddentes Sports’ first major task is overseeing the broadcast production and media rights distribution for the World Bowling Men’s Championships in Hong Kong on Nov. 23 through Dec. 5,... subscribe to read more. Wed, 10 Oct 2018 16:00:00 -0600 10575 The 11th Frame: After Facebook exchange, comment by Chad Murphy, Syracuse center manager says he was told to apologize or he’d lose his job if center didn’t get Bowlers Journal Championships http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10575 T.J. Haas was the facilities manager for Bowlero (formerly BowlmorAMF) Corp.’s AMF Strike 'N Spare Lanes in Syracuse, N.Y., in August 2017 when he had an exchange regarding the costs to level lanes in this lengthy thread in the USBC Bowlers Discussion Forum on Facebook. Haas, 30, who said he has been installing and resurfacing lanes starting when he was a kid with Resurface by US, a company that his father was a partner in, said he took issue with the per-lane costs being used by United... subscribe to read more. Wed, 10 Oct 2018 09:00:00 -0600 10658 The 11th Frame: Roger Dushack slams 814 series, Rick Erce fires perfect game http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10658 Roger Dushack slammed an 814 series and Rick Erce fired a perfect game to highlight Madison area bowling on Tuesday. Dushack’s 814 came in the Bowl-A-Vard Lanes Senior Masters League. Competing in the Dream Lanes Tuesday All-Star Classic League, Erce opened with his 24th career 300, then added games of 255 and 221 for a 776 series. Here is video of the final shot of his 300. Christine Smith led women’s scoring with 619 in the Bowl-A-Vard Senior Masters, Next were Tom Smyth with... subscribe to read more. Tue, 9 Oct 2018 23:55:00 -0600 10667 The 11th Frame: More FOXifying: Specto will be part of PBA Tour shows on FOX Sports http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10667 There was a time when CATS was featured on some PBA Tour shows, which was awesome for those of us who desire more technical information analyzing the shots made by competitors. So hooray for this: Specto, which PBA Tour CEO and Commissioner Tom Clark aptly calls “like CATS on steroids,” will be part of the PBA Tour TV shows on FOX Sports that start this winter, Clark and Kegel’s Don Agent announced in this Facebook live video last Friday. Specto at its website describes... subscribe to read more. Tue, 9 Oct 2018 10:00:00 -0600 10657 The 11th Frame: Jon O’Konek fires 16th career perfect game http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10657 Jon O’Konek fired his 16th career perfect game to highlight Madison area bowling on Monday. O’Konek’s 300 came in a 724 series in the Waun-A-Bowl Niters League. Dude Young had the high series on Monday with 768 (290-254-224) in the Riviera Bowl Special League. David Allen was next with 763 in the Dream Lanes 3-Man League. 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, 8 Oct 2018 23:55:00 -0600 10666 The 11th Frame: FloBowling PBA Fall Swing Oct. 15-20 will feature 2-pattern set-up for main event Tulsa Open http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10666 When the PBA first announced the Fall Swing would be held in 2018, it said the Dragon 45 lane pattern would be used for the main event, the Tulsa Open, as I reported in this story. On Monday, PBA announced in this news release that the Tulsa Open instead would be contested in a 2-pattern format, with the Bear 39 lane pattern on the left lanes and Wolf 33 lane pattern on the right lanes.  Those patterns are being used in the Wolf Open and Bear Open that also serve as qualifying for the... subscribe to read more. Mon, 8 Oct 2018 11:00:00 -0600 10665 The 11th Frame: Prairie Open Over 40 3-Person tourney set for Saturday, Jan. 26 http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10665 The Prairie Open Over 40 3-Person scratch tournament at Prairie Lanes is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 26, at 11:45 a.m. The tournament, which is open only to bowlers 40 and older, was started by Tim Sullivan, with the help of Mark Henry and Lowell Maves, and originally was called Sully's 40 and Over Tournament, although it was commonly known as the Over 40 Henry Hitter for its similarity to the popular Henry Hitter 3-Man Tournament.  The entry fee is $180 per team, with $50 of each $60... subscribe to read more. Mon, 8 Oct 2018 05:00:00 -0600 10650 The 11th Frame: Austin Minor slams season-high 762 to top youth scoring http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/10650 Austin Minor slammed a season-high 762 to top Madison area youth bowling over the weekend. Minor competed at Dream Lanes. Allison Dempski led girls scoring with 634 at Prairie Lanes. Collin Krachey was next for the boys with 689, followed by Austin Est with 676, both at Prairie. Cila Freitas was next for the girls with 624 at Dream Lanes, followed by Taylor Jensen with 622 at Prairie. In the Prairie Storm Challenge League on the USBC White 3 lane pattern, the top scores were Est’s... subscribe to read more. Sun, 7 Oct 2018 23:55:00 -0600