The 11th Frame Blog http://www.11thframe.com/news en-us 2019 11thFrame.com Jeff Richgels' 11th Frame blog. 11712 The 11th Frame: Jensen Est fires 724, Brianna Thurston slams 690 to top youth scoring; 12-year-old Brodie Marks posts first 700 series http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11712 Jensen Est fired a 724 series, Brianna Thurston slammed a 690, and 12-year-old Brodie Marks posted his first 700 series to highlight Madison area youth bowling over the weekend. Est rolled games of 245, 255 and 224 and Thurston 236, 199 and 255, both at Prairie Lanes. Using a new MOTIV VILLAIN drilled by Rob Bailey, Marks fired a 290 game in his 706 at Dream Lanes, with the game and series both career highs for the son of Dan and April Marks. For boys, Carter Albrecht rolled 717... subscribe to read more. Sun, 13 Oct 2019 23:55:00 -0600 11719 The 11th Frame: Rick Volhard edges Matt Walter to take Wolf River Scratch Bowlers Tour at Lakeshore Lanes in Shawano http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11719 Rick Volhard edged Matt Walter 192-191 in the title match to win the Wolf River Scratch Bowlers Tour tournament at Lakeshore Lanes in Shawano on Sunday, the WRSBT reported at its Facebook page. First was $504 and second $360. Volhard also earned $185 in the Bet You Win pot. Here is video of the title match. The tournament drew 45 bowlers and the cut to make match play was 894 for four games. Lefty Mike Thill  led qualifying with 1,001 (230-279-192-300). He earned $40 for leading... subscribe to read more. Sun, 13 Oct 2019 20:00:00 -0600 11707 The 11th Frame: Rick Thomas rolls 734, Megan Jirsa slams 691 to top Friday scoring. http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11707 Rick Thomas rolled a 734 series and Megan Jirsa slammed a 691 to top Madison area bowling on Friday. Thomas and Jirsa both competed in the Sport Bowl Lions League. Next were Joe Sirianni with 726 in the Dream Lanes Industrial Nites League, and Lisa Kolosso with 607 in the Schwoegler’s Tiger Mixed League. Source: scores reported by Wisconsin State Journal and Facebook reports.... subscribe to read more. Fri, 11 Oct 2019 23:55:00 -0600 11706 The 11th Frame: Brittany Pollentier falls a pin shy of perfection and an 800 series http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11706 Brittany Pollentier fell a pin shy of perfection and an 800 series to highlight Madison area bowling late Wednesday and Thursday. Pollentier, who has at least six career 300 games, fired a 299 game in a 799 series in the Dream Lanes Major League. The 799 is the highest series by a Madison area woman this season. Pollentier led the Madison Area USBC with 17 700 series last season, including a high of 792. She had a supernational as a youth bowler, but hasn't cracked 800 as an adult. She later... subscribe to read more. Thu, 10 Oct 2019 23:55:00 -0600 11705 The 11th Frame: A.J. Ziegler, Zach Larson fall a pin shy of perfection; Mary Lo slams 694 http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11705 A.J. Ziegler and Zach Larson fell a pin shy of perfection, and Mary Lo slammed a 694 to highlight Madison area bowling on Wednesday. Ziegler’s 299 came in a 785 series in the Sport Bowl All-Stars League. Larson’s 299 game in a 776 in the Bowl-A-Vard Lanes Mixed Nuts League. Lo’s 694 came in the same league and led women’s scoring. Kim Zimmerman was next for the women with 673 in the Prairie Lanes Eagles League. Other men’s series of 750 or higher were 766 by... subscribe to read more. Wed, 9 Oct 2019 23:55:00 -0600 11696 The 11th Frame: The true GOAT? Don Carter’s competitors on what made him great, where he rates with other legends http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11696 When the U.S. Open starts later this month, Jason Belmonte will make his second attempt to stand alone in bowling history. When he won the PBA World Championship in March for his 11th major title, Belmonte put himself alone in PBA history, leaving Earl Anthony and Pete Weber tied for second with 10 PBA major titles. But, as I have written numerous times, Don Carter held the true historical record of 11 major titles — now equaled by Belmonte. Carter won four BPAA All-Stars... subscribe to read more. Wed, 9 Oct 2019 08:00:00 -0600 11710 The 11th Frame: 2 weeks away, PTQ for 2019 U.S. Open not yet necessary http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11710 According to what is posted at BOWL.com, the roster of “direct entry” qualifiers for the 2019 U.S. Open totals 94 players, meaning there are 50 spots available in the PTQ on Oct. 23 at Victory Lanes in Charlotte, N.C.   As of Tuesday, the PTQ roster is just 46 players, meaning if the U.S. Open were starting this week, the field will not be full. Update Friday, Oct. 11: It's now listed as 51 advancing out of the PTQ, which is up to 50 players, as posted here. I would imagine... subscribe to read more. Wed, 9 Oct 2019 07:55:00 -0600 11704 The 11th Frame: Bradley Thompson, Craig Swenson, Bob Poole slam perfect games http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11704 Bradley Thompson, Craig Swenson, and Bob Poole slammed perfect games to highlight Madison area bowling on Tuesday. Thompson’s 300 came in a 773 series in the Prairie Lanes Big Ten League. Swenson’s seventh career 300 came after games of 231 and 202 to close out a 733 in the Dream Lanes All-Star Classic League. Here is video of the close of his 300.   Poole’s first career 300 came in the Schwoegler’s Sportsmen’s League; his series was not reported. The top... subscribe to read more. Tue, 8 Oct 2019 23:55:00 -0600 11711 The 11th Frame: Tommy Jones for PBA Hall of Fame should be a unanimous vote http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11711 There is absolutely no doubt that Tommy Jones will be elected to the PBA Hall of Fame from the ballot that went out Monday and must be returned within a week. What I spent some time Tuesday thinking about is whether there was any way for someone to logically not vote for Jones. There isn’t. If the vote for Jones isn’t unanimous, I’d sure like to hear from anyone who doesn’t vote for Jones so I could hear their reasoning! But it might be an upset if Jones were... subscribe to read more. Tue, 8 Oct 2019 18:00:00 -0600 11703 The 11th Frame: Matt Anderson fires 768, Chelsea Hanson rolls 606 to lead Monday scoring http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11703 Matt Anderson fired a 768 series and Chelsea Hanson rolled a 606 to lead Madison area bowling on  Monday. Anderson competed in the Schwoegler’s Good Neighbors League, and Hanson in the Viking Lanes Monday Night Twiliters League. Shawn Mitchell was next for the men with 721 in the Dream Lanes Suburban Merchants League. 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. Mon, 7 Oct 2019 23:55:00 -0600 11057 The 11th Frame: Update: Move to 6 per pair expands field to 180 for fourth annual South Point Senior Shootout Nov. 11-15 at South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11057 Update May 29, 2019: South Point Senior Shootout tournament director Ron Mohr announced Wednesday that the field for the 2019 South Point Senior Shoot would be expanded from 150 to 180 players by moving from five bowlers per pair to six. “After much discussion, consideration, and consternation (not to mention player input) we have chosen to expand the 2019 South Point Senior Shootout presented by Logo Infusion from the current 150 players to a maximum of 180," Mohr said in an email.... subscribe to read more. Mon, 7 Oct 2019 14:00:00 -0600 11702 The 11th Frame: Collin Krachey fires third career perfect game, Jose Williams slams season-high 748 series to top youth scoring http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11702 Collin Krachey fired his third career perfect game and Jose Williams slammed a season-high 748 series to highlight Madison area youth bowling over the weekend. Competing at Prairie Lanes in the Thursday Storm Major League, Krachey opened with 300, then added games of 211 and 203 for a 714 series. Williams rolled games of 190, 279 and 279 at Dream Lanes to edge past Krachey’s 742 at Prairie on Sept. 12 for the season-high. Cila Freitas led girls scoring with a 651 at Dream Lanes. Next... subscribe to read more. Sun, 6 Oct 2019 23:55:00 -0600 11695 The 11th Frame: Cody Roedner routs Chris Gibbons 289-234 in title match at Dream Lanes for third MAST title http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11695 Cody Roedner routed Chris Gibbons 289-234 in the Madison Area Scratch Tour title match at Dream Lanes on Saturday for his third career MAST title. Roedner had a potential 290 and Gibbons a potential 279 when Gibbons left a 3-6-7-10 split in the eight frame. Though he made the spare, it would turn out to be the crucial shot of the match, which can be seen in this video that also includes a post-match interview with Roedner. Roedner and Corey Schmidt won the MAST doubles at... subscribe to read more. Sat, 5 Oct 2019 20:00:00 -0600 11709 The 11th Frame: Ten Pin Alley to get lanes leveled by Bowling Voodoo, which did Dale’s Weston Lanes last year http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11709 Ten Pin Alley in Fitchburg is the center I consider my home center, where I do my practicing, sponsor a MAST tournament, and sub in the Madison area’s top league, the Ten Pin Alley Bullseye Masters League. The Pounders family and their great staff always are willing to put out patterns for players to practice on, which is a key to being competitive in tournaments. But Ten Pin also is a maddening place to bowl due to the inconsistent topography of its lanes, which has become increasingly... subscribe to read more. Sat, 5 Oct 2019 09:00:00 -0600 11694 The 11th Frame: Mike Hoffman fires 793, Cher Breunig slams 672 to top Friday scoring http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11694 Mike Hoffman fired a 793 series and Cher Breunig slammed a 672 to top Madison area bowling on Friday. Hoffman competed in the Sport Bowl Friends League and Breunig in the Prairie Lanes Friday Night Couples League. Next were Dave Shaw with 771 in the Prairie Couples and Becky James with 671 in the Schwoegler’s Tiger Mixed League. Rick Thomas recorded a 760 in the Sport Bowl Lions League. Other women’s series of 650 or higher were 657 by Becky Murphy in the Sport Lions, 655 by... subscribe to read more. Fri, 4 Oct 2019 23:55:00 -0600 11708 The 11th Frame: FloSports rebrands, finally launches Android app http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11708 One of the frustrating things about FloBowling for me was the lack of an Android app, which meant I suffered a frustrating experience when watching Flo on my phone, including when I used ChromeCast to my office HDTV. That prompted me to buy a Roku for my office TV and that was a great investment of about $35, enabling me to watch all the Flo I want with great quality while writing in my office. But that didn’t help when I was out and about and wanting to watch some Flo: watching using a... subscribe to read more. Fri, 4 Oct 2019 18:00:00 -0600 11693 The 11th Frame: Herb Kimpel, Ethan Witterholt slam perfect games http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11693 Herb Kimpel and Ethan Witterholt both slammed their second perfect games of the season to highlight Madison area bowling late Wednesday and Thursday. Kimpel’s 83rd career 300 came in a 739 in the Dream Lanes Major League. His prior 300 this season came in the same league on Sept. 4. Witterholt’s 300 came in a 733 in the Prairie Lanes Groundball League. Witterholt’s prior 300 this season came in the same league on Sept. 19. The top series were Rick Erce with 792 in the Dream... subscribe to read more. Thu, 3 Oct 2019 23:55:00 -0600 11692 The 11th Frame: Paul Wright fires 754, Mary Lo slams 699 to top Wednesday scoring http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11692 Paul Wright fired a 754 series, and Mary Lo slammed a 699 to top Madison area bowling on Wednesday. Wright competed in the Oregon Bowl Community League and Lo in the Bowl-A-Vard Lanes Mixed Nuts League. Next were Conrad Marking with 750 in the Sport Bowl All-Stars League, and Hilary Neff’s 676 in the Schwoegler’s Happy Hour Rollers League. Other women’s series of 650 or higher were 663 by Chris Smith in the Bowl-A-Vard Mixed Nuts, and 657 by Sherri Seefeldt in the Prairie... subscribe to read more. Wed, 2 Oct 2019 23:55:00 -0600 11701 The 11th Frame: Anthony Simonsen declines PBA China Tiger Cup Invitational, Kyle Troup takes his place http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11701 Anthony Simonsen said in a message exchange that he was declining the spot he earned in the PBA China Tiger Cup Invitational Nov. 19-22 in Suzhou, China, elevating Kyle Troup into the tournament. Simonsen didn’t answer when asked why he was declining his invitation. PBA previously reported in this Spare Shots news release that he was declining the invitation because of a prior business commitment.  The top eight points earners in the PBA Summer Tour earned the expenses-paid spots... subscribe to read more. Wed, 2 Oct 2019 17:00:00 -0600 11691 The 11th Frame: Dino Bratz fires 800, Nick Larson slams 793-299 http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11691 Dino Bratz fired an 800 series and Nick Larson slammed a 793 series featuring a 299 game to highlight Madison area bowling on Tuesday. Bratz competed in the Bowl-A-Vard Lanes Senior Masters League, and Larson in the Riviera Bowl Special League. Rachel Zimmer led women’s scoring with 624 in the Village Lanes All-Star Co-Ed Classic League. Christine Smith was next with 619 in the Bowl-A-Vard Senior Masters. Other men’s series of 750 or higher were 794 by Cody Ramsden in the Ten... subscribe to read more. Tue, 1 Oct 2019 23:55:00 -0600 11700 The 11th Frame: BowlTV expanding college webcasts to 13 regular season tournaments, as well as postseason http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11700 BowlTV will expand its college webcasting schedule to include 13 regular season tournaments, as well as the postseason for the 2019-20 season, the United States Bowling Congress announced in this news release Tuesday.  The schedule includes all 10 USBC Collegiate Tier 1 competitions and a pair of NCAA events, starting with the Midwest Collegiate Bowling Championships this weekend at AMF Bowlero in the Milwaukee suburb of Wauwatosa. Saturday's competition includes six traditional team... subscribe to read more. Tue, 1 Oct 2019 16:00:00 -0600 11690 The 11th Frame: Jesse Parizo fires 784, Chelsea Hanson rolls 625 to top Monday scoring http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11690 Jesse Parizo fired a 784 series and Chelsea Hanson rolled a 625 to top Madison area bowling on Monday. Parizo competed in the Spartan Bowl Major League and Hanson in the Viking Lanes Monday Night Twilighters League. Jim Fosdick was next for the men with 767 in the Dream Lanes MARBA East League. Other men’s series of 750 or higher were 751 by Shawn Mitchell in the Dream Suburban Merchants League and 750 by Brian Anderson in the Spartan Major. No other women’s series of 600 or... subscribe to read more. Mon, 30 Sep 2019 23:55:00 -0600 11699 The 11th Frame: Good stuff: Peers vote Sammy Ventura 2019 PBA50 Dick Weber Sportsmanship Award winner http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11699 Sammy Ventura’s signature line on Facebook is “Good stuff” and that is a perfect description of what his peers on the PBA50 Tour think of him. Sammy Ventura, who is from Syracuse, New York, is the 2019 PBA50 Dick Weber Sportsmanship Award winner as voted on by his fellow competitors on the PBA50 Tour, PBA announced Monday. “It’s an award you always hope to receive not only because it’s voted on by your peers but because of the person it’s named... subscribe to read more. Mon, 30 Sep 2019 12:15:00 -0600 11689 The 11th Frame: Scott Roelke fires 11th career perfect game to highlight weekend scoring http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11689 Scott Roelke fired his 11th career perfect game to highlight Madison area bowling over the weekend. Roelke sandwiched his 300 between games of 236 and 221 for a 757 series in the Dream Lanes Opposites League. Here is video of the final shot of his 300. Doug Leikness led men’s scoring with a 759 in the same league. Kim Zimmerman led women’s scoring with 682 in the Prairie Lanes Twiliters League. Leah Bischel was next with a 645 in the Dream Lanes Early Birds League. The top... subscribe to read more. Sun, 29 Sep 2019 23:55:00 -0600 11680 The 11th Frame: Brady Stearns edges top seed Nathan Michalowski 205-197 to win 2019 Badger Elite http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/11680 In a matchup of PBA Regional champions, Brady Stearns edged top seed Nathan Michalowski 205-197 in the title match to win the 2019 Badger Elite at Dale’s Weston Lanes in Weston. Stearns earned $2,000 for first and an additional $390 in the Bet You Win pot. Michalowski won $1,000 for second. The tournament featured eight games of qualifying on Saturday, with the top 14 in the 56-player field advancing to Sunday’s competition.  The top 14 bowled eight more games Sunday, using... subscribe to read more. Sun, 29 Sep 2019 22:00:00 -0600