The 11th Frame Blog http://www.11thframe.com/news en-us 2017 11thFrame.com Jeff Richgels' 11th Frame blog. 9626 The 11th Frame: Sean Rash wins PBA Xtra Frame Gene Carter’s Pro Shop Classic for 12th PBA Tour title; runner-up E.J. Tackett extends Storm Cup points lead  http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9626 Sean Rash won the PBA Xtra Frame Gene Carter’s Pro Shop Classic on Sunday for his  12th PBA Tour title, while runner-up E.J. Tackett extended his lead in the $50,000 PBA Xtra Frame Storm Cup points race. Rash was the top seed and beat Tackett 257-223 in the title match at Mid-County Bowling and Entertainment Center in Wilmington, Delaware, to win his first PBA Tour title of 2017. Rash had a 7-bagger in the match that included a fortunate Brooklyn on the PBA World Championship lane... subscribe to read more. Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0600 9633 The 11th Frame: Vernon Peterson wins 14th annual New Mexico Open http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9633 Vernon Peterson has won the 14th annual New Mexico Open, according to reports. Peterson beat Anthony Simonsen in the title match after Simonsen had downed Jakob Butturff and Steve Smith to open the stepladder finals. The tournament at Tenpins & More in Rio Rancho has not posted official results yet, and I will update this story when  it does. The archive of BowlstreamTV’s webcast on the final day is here. Archives for the rest of the tournament can be found at... subscribe to read more. Sun, 20 Aug 2017 21:00:00 -0600 9636 The 11th Frame: Parker Bohn III, Lynda Barnes complete huge week for Team USA with Masters gold medals at 2017 World Bowling Senior Championships http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9636 Based on the plethora of foreign champions on the PBA Tour and PWBA Tour these days, one would expect the World Bowling Senior Championships to look much different 30 years from now. The 2017 World Senior Championships at Dream-Bowl Palace near Munich, Germany, looked a lot like the PBA and PWBA did 30 years ago: dominated by Americans. Back then, it was huge news when Mats Karlsson became the first foreigner to win a PBA Tour title in 1986 and Amleto Monacelli was emerging as a superstar,... subscribe to read more. Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:00:00 -0600 9625 The 11th Frame: Tommy Jones leads qualifying of PBA Xtra Frame Gene Carter’s Pro Shop Classic http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9625 Tommy Jones edged Marshall Kent by one pin to lead Saurday’s qualifying of the PBA Xtra Frame Gene Carter’s Pro Shop Classic at Mid-County Bowling and Entertainment Center, PBA reported in this news release. The 18-time PBA Tour champion and long-time Ebonite staffer opened with a 299 and added games of 191, 204, 262, 237, 256 and 220 for a 1,669 total on the PBA World Championship lane pattern. Kent, who totaled 1,668, came into the tournament in second in the $50,000 PBA Xtra... subscribe to read more. Sat, 19 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0600 9635 The 11th Frame: Team USA sweeps team, all-events gold medals at 2017 World Bowling Senior Championships http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9635 Team USA won both the men’s and women’s team gold medals and Team USA’s Ron Mohr and Leanne Hulsenberg won the men’s and women’s all-events gold medals at the 2017 World Bowling Senior Championships at Dream-Bowl Palace near Munich, Germany, on Saturday. The men’s and women’s teams also won the team gold medals in the 2015 World Bowling Senior Championships in Las Vegas. The men’s team featured three players who were on the team in 2015 - Mohr,... subscribe to read more. Sat, 19 Aug 2017 20:00:00 -0600 9634 The 11th Frame: Wesley Low Jr. returning to Junior Team USA for 2018 as USBC cites 'administrative error' http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9634 Wesley Low Jr. is returning to Junior Team USA for 2018, the United States Bowling Congress announced in this news release Friday. Low won the U20 division at the 2017 Junior Gold Championships last month, which would earn him a spot on Junior Team USA for 2018, but at the time USBC told me in this story that he was ineligible to qualify for the 2018 team via 2017 Junior Gold because of the suspension he and three other Junior Team USA members incurred for underage drinking in 2016, which I... subscribe to read more. Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:00:00 -0600 9631 The 11th Frame: Doubles gold medals go to Parker Bohn III, Bob Learn Jr. over Team USA teammates, Canada's France Joubert, Jill Friis over Team USA at World Bowling Senior Championships http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9631 Parker Bohn III and Bob Learn Jr. beat Lennie Boresch Jr. and Ron Mohr, but Canada's France Joubert and Jill Friis defeated Tish Johnson and Leanne Hulsenberg to prevent a Team USA sweep of the doubles gold medals at the World Bowling Senior Championships at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany, on Friday. In the men's title match, Bohn fired 233 and Learn added 206 for 439 to down the 427 by Boresch with 234 and Mohr with 193. In the men's semifinals, Bohn with 173 and Learn with 222... subscribe to read more. Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:00:00 -0600 9630 The 11th Frame: Kamron Doyle leaving Wichita State, joining PBA http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9630 Kamron Doyle, a young bowler who has been garnering headlines since he was the youngest player to cash in a PBA Regional at 12 and the U.S. Open at 14, is leaving Wichita State University and will join the PBA. Doyle sent this statement to 11thFrame.com on Friday morning:"I have had many people ask me about Wichita State lately. So I have decided to let the public know I will not be returning. I would like to keep my reasons short, although there were many that lead to my decision. Wichita... subscribe to read more. Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:00:00 -0600 9632 The 11th Frame: Senior Scratch Bowling Association of Iowa releases 2017-18 schedule http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9632 The Senior Scratch Bowling Association of Iowa has released its 2017-18 schedule. The organization runs monthly tournaments during the bowling season across Iowa — and sometimes the Illinois side of the Quad Cities — for bowlers 50 and older. The regular singles format is six games of qualifying followed by a stepladder finals, usually on house shots. Special format events include the 111 Doubles in which a duo’s combined ages must total at least 111, and the 50/50 4-Man... subscribe to read more. Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:00:00 -0600 9623 The 11th Frame: Latest GIBA Fusion Realtors/Community First National Bank Open set for Sept. 15-17 in Waterloo, Iowa http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9623 The first of this season’s two Greater Iowa Bowling Association Fusion Realtors/Community First National Bank Opens is set for Sept. 15-17 at topography-maximized Maple Lanes in Waterloo, Iowa, GIBA Administrator Joe Engelkes announced.  The popular tournament that pays out thousands more in prize money than it takes in in entry fees annually draws a full field of 180 bowlers, or close to it. Mail entries to Engelkes at 3018 Saratoga Drive, Waterloo, IA 50702.... subscribe to read more. Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:00:00 -0600 9624 The 11th Frame: Team USA's Ron Mohr, Lynda Barnes win gold in singles at World Bowling Senior Championships http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9624 Ron Mohr and Lynda Barnes of Team USA won gold medals in singles at the World Bowling Senior Championships at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany, on Wednesday, Annie Izard of Talk Tenpin reported. Izard posted pictures of the players on the medal stands and pictures of the recap sheets on her Facebook page. For the men, Joe Ciach of Canada won the silver, and Lennie Boresch Jr. and Parker Bohn III of Team USA earned bronze medals. For the women, Leanne Hulsenberg of Team USA won the... subscribe to read more. Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:00:00 -0600 9530 The 11th Frame: Stefanie Johnson’s PWBA Orlando Open win seems like a movie script http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9530 If someone was going to write a script for a new movie about bowling, they might craft something along the lines of Stefanie Johnson’s win in the PWBA Orlando Open, which aired Tuesday night on CBS Sports Network. The competition in the tournament prior to the TV finals was held in July at Boardwalk Bowl in Orlando, Florida, which was the 33-year-old right-hander’s home center when she attended the University of Central Florida. Here is my story on that competition. And the... subscribe to read more. Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0600 9613 The 11th Frame: California’s Cloverleaf Strikers beat Georgia All Stars 3-1 to win U12 title at 2017 USA Bowling National Championships http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9613 California’s Cloverleaf Strikers won the final two games to hold off the Georgia All Stars 3-1 to win the U12 title at the 2017 USA Bowling National Championships presented by Sixlets. The best-of-5 modified Baker finals aired Tuesday night on CBS Sports Network after being taped July 22 at Game of Wickliffe in the Cleveland area. The format has the first two bowlers in the lineup bowling frames 1-5-9 and 2-6-10, respectively, while the final two bowl frames 3-7 and 4-8, respectively.... subscribe to read more. Tue, 15 Aug 2017 22:00:00 -0600 9548 The 11th Frame: New bowlersKrate offers monthly shipping of accessories   http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9548 Co-owners Bryan Manno and Aaron Yuratovich have come up with a new business they called bowlersKrate that will test how much bowlers value the convenience of online ordering of accessories. For a per month fee, bowlers can select which accessories — grips, tape, shirts, tools, towels, etc. — they want for their krate, which then is shipped to them. Bowlers can choose the valueKrate or premiumKrate and the term of their subscription, which determines how much their cost is and how... subscribe to read more. Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:00:00 -0600 9621 The 11th Frame: Madison Area Scratch Tour finalizes 2017-18 schedule http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9621 The Madison Area Scratch Tour has finalized its 2017-18 schedule, kicking off Saturday, Sept. 9 at Bowl-A-Vard Lanes and concluding with the Year End Championship at Village Lanes on April 7-8. M&J Truck and Auto Repair returns as sponsor of the M&J Truck and Auto Points Race, and Schwoegler’s Pro Shop will sponsor the Year End Championship. Title sponsors include Capitol Tire, Bowlweb.com, Spartan Bowl, Phoenix Pro Shops, Viking Lanes, Village Lanes and 11thFrame.com. As... subscribe to read more. Mon, 14 Aug 2017 10:00:00 -0600 9609 The 11th Frame: Dick Allen wins PBA Xtra Frame Chesapeake Open for first PBA Tour title in 6 years http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9609 Dick Allen won his first PBA Tour title in six years by beating top qualifier Ryan Ciminelli 205-176 in the title match of the PBA Xtra Frame Chesapeake Open at AMF Western Branch Lanes in Chesapeake, Virginia, on Sunday. Allen, who lost the lead to Ciminelli in the final qualifying game, earned $10,000 in winning his fourth career PBA Tour title. “I’ve been close a couple of times,” Allen said in this PBA news release, “but after coming so close (a third-place finish... subscribe to read more. Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0600 9607 The 11th Frame: Adam Morse blows through his own expectations in winning 11thFrame.com Open http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9607 Winning the Greater Iowa Bowling Association 11thFrame.com Open was not even in Adam Morse’s thoughts when he came to Cherry Lanes in Dubuque, Iowa, on Sunday. The 3-squad field of 156 players bowled six games of qualifying on Saturday with the top 48 advancing to Sunday’s 12 games of “Flanagan format” semifinals and the top five then advancing to the stepladder finals. Morse was 39th after Saturday with 1,316, just 23 pins ahead of the cut number, 138 pins out of... subscribe to read more. Sun, 13 Aug 2017 22:00:00 -0600 9619 The 11th Frame: 7-person 2018 Wisconsin Bowling Hall of Fame class includes Terry Kulibert, Dennis Juechter, Scott Helm in skilled category http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9619 The 2018 Wisconsin State USBC Hall of Fame features seven inductees: Terry Kulibert, Dennis Juechter and Scott Helm in the skilled category and Richard Board, Greg Gomez, Bob Schmidt and Bob Stichart in the meritorious category. Those men were elected when the Wisconsin Bowling Hall of Fame Committee met on Saturday, Chairman Mike Van Domelen and WSBA Executive Director Don Hildebrand reported. I am a member of the committee, but was unable to make the meeting because the 11thFrame.com... subscribe to read more. Sun, 13 Aug 2017 18:00:00 -0600 9622 The 11th Frame: Natalie Cortese wins 2017 Estrogen Open http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9622 Fresh off finishing third with Brad Miller in the PBA-PWBA Xtra Frame Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles — aka The Luci — in Houston the last weekend of July, Natalie Cortese won the 2017 Estrogen Open on Sunday at Poplar Creek Bowl in the Chicago suburb of Hoffman Estates, Cortese led qualifying with 1,675, followed by Krystyna Frieders with 1,654, Summer Jasmin at 1,545, Katie Zwiefelhofer with 1,526, and Ashley Jackson at 1,516. In the stepladder finals,... subscribe to read more. Sun, 13 Aug 2017 17:00:00 -0600 9608 The 11th Frame: Ryan Ciminelli leads qualifying in PBA Xtra Frame Chesapeake Open http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9608 Powerful left-hander Ryan Ciminelli averaged nearly 240 to lead Saturday’s qualifying in the PBA Xtra Frame Chesapeake Open at AMF Western Branch Lanes in Chesapeake, Virginia, PBA reported in this news release. The 7-time PBA Tour champion rolled games of 258, 248, 249, 202, 240, 230, 219 and 268 to total 1,914 to top the 130-player field. Anthony Caso, a PBA Regional champion, was second at 1,880. Josh Blanchard was third with 1,866, Rhino Page fourth at 1,826, and Andres Gomez fifth... subscribe to read more. Sat, 12 Aug 2017 23:00:00 -0600 9606 The 11th Frame: Andy Mills leads at 308 over, cut is plus 93 in qualifying at 11thFrame.com Open http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9606 Andy Mills led with 1,508 for six games and the cut was Ryan Lakota at 1,293 in Saturday’s qualifying for the 11thFrame.com Open at Cherry Lanes inside the Diamond Jo Casino in Dubuque, Iowa. The 3-squad field of 156 players bowled six games of qualifying with the top 48 advancing to Sunday’s 12 games of “Flanagan format” semifinals and the top five then advancing to the stepladder finals. Mills highlighted his round with a 299 game, leaving a solid 10-pin on his final... subscribe to read more. Sat, 12 Aug 2017 22:00:00 -0600 9617 The 11th Frame: Darryl Bower cuts down the Ax to win PBA60 Dick Weber Championship http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9617 Darryl Bower cut down top seed Dave “The Ax” Axon to win the PBA60 Dick Weber Championship presented by Hammer Saturday at Pro Bowl West in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Bower, a PBA Tour champion and bowling proprietor, fired the last six strikes after a 4-6-7 split and open to beat Axon 255-208 to earn his first PBA60 national title, PBA reported. “Being able to throw the ball straight and fairly slow allowed me to repeat shots,” Bower, who won the 1985 PBA True Value Open in... subscribe to read more. Sat, 12 Aug 2017 20:00:00 -0600 9605 The 11th Frame: Shea Bittenbender wins 11thFrame.com sweeper that draws 54 players http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9605 The first Friday night sweeper with the GIBA 11thFrame.com Open was a resounding success, drawing 54 players to Cherry Lanes at the Diamond Jo Casino in Dubuque, Iowa. The sweeper was set up to max out at 52 players with four on a pair on the 26 lanes in the main bay at Cherry Lanes, which also has four more lanes in a separate party room. GIBA administrator Joe Engelkes ended up putting five bowlers on two pairs to accommodate all 54 players. Shea Bittenbender, a non-PBA member from the St.... subscribe to read more. Fri, 11 Aug 2017 22:00:00 -0600 9616 The 11th Frame: Kenny Parks takes lead heading to final day of PBA60 Dick Weber Championship http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9616 Kenny Parks lost his first two matches, but then won his last four Friday and took the lead heading into the final round of the PBA60 Dick Weber Championship presented by Hammer at Pro Bowl West in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Parks was third after the 12 games of qualifying Thursday and Friday as the top 32 in the 105-player field advanced to match play Friday night and Saturday. The top five then advance to the stepladder finals on Saturday at 11 a.m. Central time.  Marc Lineberry was... subscribe to read more. Fri, 11 Aug 2017 20:00:00 -0600 9236 The 11th Frame: 2017 11thFrame.com Open set for Aug. 11-13 with new Friday sweeper, more added money, same 2015 U.S. Open lane pattern http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/9236 The 2017 GIBA 11thFrame.com Open will be Aug. 11-13 at Cherry Lanes inside the Diamond Jo casino in Dubuque, Iowa. We had intended for it again be held the last weekend of August but Greater Iowa Bowling Association administrator Joe Engelkes and his family have a family wedding that weekend. The weekend before (Aug. 18-20) we would have had to go without webcasting as Craig Elliott’s BowlStreamtv will be webcasting the New Mexico Open that weekend. The weekend after is... subscribe to read more. Fri, 11 Aug 2017 08:00:00 -0600