The 11th Frame Blog http://www.11thframe.com/news en-us 2017 11thFrame.com Jeff Richgels' 11th Frame blog. 9735 The 11th Frame: 9th annual Plastic Classic again set for day after Thanksgiving at Schwoegler’s http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9735 The ninth annual Plastic Classic will again will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 24, its traditional day after Thanksgiving place on the calendar. It will be the second year it has been at Schwoegler’s, where Jim and Jessica Wipperfurth run the pro shop after years of running it at tournament host Badger Bowl. The tournament restricts bowlers to plastic — actually polyester — balls of the type that were state of the art back in the 1970s, but now are mostly used for spare... subscribe to read more. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:00:00 -0600 9723 The 11th Frame: Quinn Sheehy falls a shot shy of another perfect game http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9723 Quinn Sheehy, who fired an 857 series with 299 and 300 games earlier this season, fell a shot shy of another perfect game to highlight Madison area youth bowling over the weekend. The powerful right-hander sandwiched a 297 game with games of 236 and 235 for a 768 series at Prairie Lanes. Andrew Olson, who fired a 300 in the Badgerland Youth Bowlers Tour tournament at Schwoegler’s on Sunday, was next with a 723 (196-260-267), also at Prairie. Cila Freitas led girls’ scoring with... subscribe to read more. Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:55:00 -0600 9722 The 11th Frame: Roger Dushack fires third perfect game of season in 827 series http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9722 Roger Dushack fired his third perfect game of the season in an 827 series to highlight Madison area bowling over the weekend. The left-hander started his night in the Dream Lanes Minor League on Friday with 21 strikes, losing his chance for back-to-back 300s on a solid 8-pin in the 10th frame of his second game. Dushack rolled games of 300, 279 and 248 for his fourth career supernational and 11tth career perfect game. Here is video of the close of his 300. Lauren Sammel led women’s... subscribe to read more. Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:55:00 -0600 9724 The 11th Frame: Nathan Michalowski downs Tim Morris in title match at Dream Lanes to win second career MAST title http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9724 Nathan Michalowski defeated Tim Morris 268-238 in the title of the Madison Area Scratch Tour tournament at Dream Lanes on Sunday to win his second career MAST title, MAST reported. Michalowski qualified 12th with 900 for four games, then averaged more than 240 to win his four  matches. First was $609 and second $336. Other prize money was $215 for third and fourth, $163 for fifth through eighth, and $126 for ninth through 16th. The tournament drew 57 bowlers for competition on the Dream... subscribe to read more. Sun, 15 Oct 2017 20:00:00 -0600 9734 The 11th Frame: Andrew Olson, Cila Freitas, Landon Kelling, Kayla Roidt take top spots, Olson fires perfect game in BYBT at Schwoegler’s http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9734 Andrew Olson, Cila Freitas, Landon Kelling and Kayla Roidt won the division titles and Olson fired a perfect gamein Sunday’s Badgerland Youth Bowlers Tour tournament at Schwoegler’s. Olson, who averaged 242, earned $248 for winning the boys scratch division. Freitas, who averaged 203, earned $130 for winning the girls scratch division. Kelling, who averaged 165, earned $260 for winning the boys handicap division. Roidt, who averaged 170, earned $253 for winning the girls... subscribe to read more. Sun, 15 Oct 2017 19:00:00 -0600 9732 The 11th Frame: Defending champion Matt O’Grady, runner-up Dick Allen qualify again for PBA Regional Challenge http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9732 Matt O’Grady’s national coming out show was the last year’s GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling, where he won the PBA Regional Challenge by beating Dick Allen 225-217 in the title match. O’Grady and Allen could meet again as they earned repeat trips to the competition in Reno by winning the points races in the East and South regions, respectively, PBA announced in this news release. The PBA Regional and PBA50 Tour Challenge events will kick off GEICO PBA World Series of... subscribe to read more. Fri, 13 Oct 2017 08:00:00 -0600 9733 The 11th Frame: Yannaphon Larpapharat, Jesper Svensson and Diana Zavjalova lead WBT points heading into PBA World Championship http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9733 After finishing 1-2 in the PBA Tour-World Bowling Tour Thailand tournament, Yannaphon Larpapharat of Thailand and Jesper Svensson of Sweden are tied for the WBT men’s points lead, while Latvia’s Diana Zavjalova tops the women’s points standings heading into the World Series of Bowling, which will host the World Bowling Tour Finals taping Nov. 19 for airing on ESPN on Jan. 7. The three men and three women who will qualify for the WBT Finals will be... subscribe to read more. Fri, 13 Oct 2017 07:00:00 -0600 9721 The 11th Frame: Casey Gibney, Tom Smyth fire perfect games http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9721 Casey Gibney and Tom Smyth fired perfect games to highlight Madison area bowling late Wednesday and Thursday. Gibney, who has numerous 300s in his career, rolled his second of this season in a 764 series in the Dream Lanes Major League. Smyth, who also has numerous 300s, sandwiched his first of the season between games of 213 and 203 for a 716 series in the Ten Pin Alley Verona High Balls League. The top series were Gregg Williams’ 784 and Brittany Pollentier’s 689, both in the... subscribe to read more. Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:55:00 -0600 9728 The 11th Frame: Chris Barnes, Ron Mohr make PBA Hall of Fame voting a no-brainer this year http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9728 If a person is conscientious, Hall of Fame voting can be a brutal experience. (If you're not conscientious, you have no business being a Hall of Fame voter!) After all, you are helping decide whether or not a person gets the biggest honor possible in a sports career — not voting for someone who is a borderline candidate invariably makes me feel bad. But at the same time, a voter must keep in mind that they can cheapen the honor and the institution by voting for those who aren’t... subscribe to read more. Thu, 12 Oct 2017 05:00:00 -0600 9720 The 11th Frame: Bob Leary fires perfect game to top Wednesday scoring http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9720 Bob Leary fired a perfect game to highlight Madison area bowling on Wednesday. Competing in the Prairie Lanes Men’s Rec League, Leary opened with his 300, then added games of 237 and 223 for a 760 series. Doug Leikness was next with a 753 in the Dream Lanes OM Cubed League. The top women’s series both came in the Bowl-A-Vard Lanes Mixed Nuts League: Suzy Brochers with 617 and Jenna Larson with 607. Source: scores reported by Wisconsin State Journal and Facebook reports.... subscribe to read more. Wed, 11 Oct 2017 23:55:00 -0600 9719 The 11th Frame: Rollie Truehl, Brett Buenzli fire perfect games http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9719 Rollie Truehl and Brett Buenzli fired perfect games to highlight Madison area bowling on Tuesday. Truehl’s 36th career 300 came in a 664 series in the Bowl-A-Vard Lanes Senior Masters League. Buenzli’s first career 300 came in the Schwoegler’s Sportsmen’s League. His series was not available. Steve Reiber fell a shot shy of perfection with a 298 game in a 723 series in the Prairie Lanes NFL League. The top series on Tuesday were Jacob Thomas’ 794 in the Ten Pin... subscribe to read more. Tue, 10 Oct 2017 23:55:00 -0600 9725 The 11th Frame: Storm Spin program aims to entice recreational bowlers with high-tech balls, boost center revenue http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9725 Storm Products has begun offering a new program called Spin that aims to entice recreational bowlers to rent high-tech balls for their open play, boosting center revenue and perhaps starting those bowlers on the path to becoming more serious about bowling. Storm has not trademarked the idea and would subscribe to the idea that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, said Storm vice president of business development Gary Hulsenberg, noting that at a trade show this summer in Red Wing,... subscribe to read more. Tue, 10 Oct 2017 08:00:00 -0600 9718 The 11th Frame: Mike Pierick fires 793 to top Monday scoring http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9718 Mike Pierick fired a 793 series to top Madison area bowling on Monday. Pierick competed in the Prairie Lanes Major League. Corey Schmidt was next with 746 in the Village Lanes Utility League. No women’s series of 600 or higher were reported. Source: scores reported by Wisconsin State Journal.... subscribe to read more. Mon, 9 Oct 2017 23:55:00 -0600 9727 The 11th Frame: Josie Barnes joins 5 defending team champs on Team USA for 2017 World Bowling World Championships http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9727 Josie Barnes will join five members of the defending team champions on Team USA for the 2017 World Bowling World Championships Nov. 24-Dec. 5 at South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas, the United States Bowling Congress announced on Monday. The five returning members are Stefanie Johnson, Kelly Kulick, Danielle McEwan, Shannon O'Keefe and Shannon Pluhowsky.  Four of the six women won titles during the 2017 PWBA Tour season. "Being able to represent our country is something we always... subscribe to read more. Mon, 9 Oct 2017 12:00:00 -0600 9717 The 11th Frame: Youth bowler Cila Freitas fires first career perfect game http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9717 Cila Freitas, a 16-year-old right-hander, fired her first career perfect game to highlight Madison area bowling over the weekend. Freitas’s 300 was the first by a female — adult or youth — in the Madison area this season. Her 300 came in a 623 series at Dream Lanes on Saturday. Here is video of her powerful final strike. The top scores in youth leagues were Austin Est with 730 (234-227-269) and Hannah Yelk with 676 (247-256-173), both at Prairie Lanes. Jeromey Hodsdon was... subscribe to read more. Sun, 8 Oct 2017 23:55:00 -0600 9726 The 11th Frame: Calumet men, St. Ambrose women win titles at 2017 Midwest Collegiate Tournament at AMF Bowlero http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9726 The Calumet College of St. Joseph men and St. Ambrose University women won the titles at the 2017 Midwest Collegiate Tournament over the weekend at AMF Bowlero in the Milwaukee suburb of Wauwatosa. Here is a video feature on Calumet. And here is a video feature on St. Ambrose. The tier 1 tournament’s Facebook page is here. Full results eventually will be posted here. 2017 MIDWEST COLLEGIATE TOURNAMENTMENS TEAM STANDINGS  College Gr Total 1 Calumet College of St Joseph 10050 2... subscribe to read more. Sun, 8 Oct 2017 20:00:00 -0600 9710 The 11th Frame: Kayla Klink fires 706 to highlight Friday scoring http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9710 Kayla Klink fired a 706 series to highlight Madison area bowling on Friday. Klink’s 706 in the Schwoegler’s Tiger Mixed League tied for the fourth-highest series by a Madison area woman this season. Lisa Kolosso leads with 752. Rick Thomas led the men on Friday with 746 in the Sport Bowl Lions League. Next were Kyle Nielsen with 721 in the Sport Lions and Mary Beth Tomas with 663 in the Schwoegler’s Tiger Mixed. Brittany Pollentier recorded a 659 in the Sport Friends... subscribe to read more. Fri, 6 Oct 2017 23:55:00 -0600 9716 The 11th Frame: Thailand’s Yannaphon Larpapharat becomes first from country to win PBA-World Bowling Tour Thailand Open http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9716 Top seed Yannaphon Larpapharat of Thailand edged defending champion Jesper Svensson of Sweden 212-202 on Friday to become the first bowler from the host country to win the PBA Tour-World Bowling Tour Thailand tournament at Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Paragon in Bangkok, according to results posted here. BowlingDigital.com reported in this story that the 34-year-old right-hander and Storm staffer doubled in the 10th to beat Svensson. Larpapharat, who is a member of Team Thailand, won a gold medal... subscribe to read more. Fri, 6 Oct 2017 08:00:00 -0600 9709 The 11th Frame: Albie Wheeler, Chris Scharnke, Jeff Prein, Tyler Riekena fire perfect games; Cher Breunig slams 722 http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9709 Albie Wheeler, Chris Scharnke, Jeff Prein and Tyler Riekena fired perfect games, and Cher Breunig slammed a 722 series to highlight Madison area bowling late Wednesday and Thursday. Wheeler’s 300 came in a 758 series in the Spartan Bowl Waubesa Mixed League. Scharnke’s sixth career 300 came in a 755 in the Dream Lanes Moonlight League. Here is video of the close of Scharnke's 300. Prein’s 56th career 300 came in a 743 in the Ten Pin Bullseye Masters, the area’s top... subscribe to read more. Thu, 5 Oct 2017 23:55:00 -0600 9715 The 11th Frame: Update: Sean Rash leads qualifying at PBA-World Bowling Tour tourney in Thailand; Stuart Williams leads Round 3 advancers http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9715 Sean Rash led qualifying at the PBA-World Bowling Tour tournament at the Blu-O Rhythm & Bowl Paragon in Bangkok, Thailand, according to results posted here. The tournament, which offers a first prize of just under $30,000 out of a total prize fund of about $125,000 and a PBA Tour title if the winner is a PBA member, features nine games of qualifying in 3-game blocks with unlimited re-entries. Women can elect to receive 8 pins handicap per game, though that means they are ineligible for a... subscribe to read more. Thu, 5 Oct 2017 16:00:00 -0600 9714 The 11th Frame: 5th annual 2-pattern La Crosse Open set for Saturday, Nov. 18, with format changes http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9714 The format has been changed for the fifth annual 2-pattern La Crosse Open presented by Brunswick on Saturday, Nov. 18 at Pla Mor Lanes, 807 4th St. South in La Crosse. The tournament annually fills and the only way to hold a spot is to pay for your entry. Call 608-385-4053 for more information. The tournament’s Facebook page is here. The format is qualifying of six games across 12 lanes on alternating pairs of modified house pattern and challenge pattern, with shifts at 9 a.m. and 1... subscribe to read more. Thu, 5 Oct 2017 08:00:00 -0600 9708 The 11th Frame: Zach Larson fires 779, Addie Darga and Kim Zimmerman roll 604 to top Wednesday scoring http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9708 Zach Larson fired a 779 series and Addie Darga and Kim Zimmerman each rolled 604 to top Madison area bowling on Wednesday. Larson competed in the Bowl-A-Vard Lanes Mixed Nuts League, Darga in the Village Lanes Mixers League and Zimmerman in the Prairie Lanes Eagles 623 League. John Losse was next with 754 in the Dream Lanes Classic League. Source: scores reported by Wisconsin State Journal.... subscribe to read more. Wed, 4 Oct 2017 23:55:00 -0600 9712 The 11th Frame: Billy Eysoldt keeps building the Proprietors Cup — and the bowlers keep coming http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9712 When Ohio bowling center manager Billy Eysoldt created the Proprietors Cup after being inspired by a friend who quit a good job to play poker for a living, there were plenty of skeptics. Of course, whenever anyone tries to think big and do something positive in bowling, there are plenty of skeptics, and that’s especially true when it’s about big entry fees and big prize funds. And to be fair, the skeptics often are proven right: remember the tournament that was going to pay $1... subscribe to read more. Wed, 4 Oct 2017 08:00:00 -0600 9713 The 11th Frame: PBA Tour ESPN TV shows start Dec. 10, PBA World Championship airs New Year’s Eve http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9713 PBA Tour shows on ESPN for 2017-18 start with the USA vs. The World match on Dec. 10, while the PBA World Championship will be on New Year’s Eve, according to this page at PBA.com. The USA vs. The World match will be at noon Central time on Sunday, Dec. 10. The Chameleon Championship and Shark Championship will air back-to-back on Sunday, Dec. 17 starting at noon Central time. The Cheetah Championship and Scorpion Championship will air back-to-back on Sunday, Dec. 24 starting at noon... subscribe to read more. Wed, 4 Oct 2017 05:00:00 -0600 9707 The 11th Frame: Cody Roedner fires MABA season-high 845; Bradley Thompson, Derek Eoff, Paul Wright slam perfect games http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9707 Cody Roedner fired a Madison Area Bowling Association season-high 845 series and Bradley Thompson, Derek Eoff and Paul Wright slammed perfect games to highlight Madison area bowling on Tuesday. Competing in the Ten Pin Alley Fifth Quarter League, Roedner chained games of 298, 279 and 268 to surpass the prior season-high 837 by Corey Schmidt in the Village Lanes All-Star Co-Ed Classic on Sept. 19. Roedner later posted this on Facebook: “Wow what a night! Shot 845 tonight with the Motiv... subscribe to read more. Tue, 3 Oct 2017 23:55:00 -0600