The 11th Frame Blog http://www.11thframe.com/news en-us 2016 11thFrame.com Jeff Richgels' 11th Frame blog. 8769 The 11th Frame: Arick Ecker’s 782 tops a quiet Monday http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/8769 Arick Ecker fired a 782 series to top a quiet Monday of Madison area bowling. Ecker competed in the Spartan Bowl Major League. Al Kapugi was next with 746 in the Prairie Lanes Major League. No women’s series of 600 or higher were reported. Source: scores reported by Wisconsin State Journal.... subscribe to read more. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:55:00 -0600 8766 The 11th Frame: Candace Kipp fires 710 series a week after 298 game to top youth scoring http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/8766 Candace Kipp continued her hot start to the season by firing a 710 series a week after rolling a 298 game to top youth scoring over the weekend. Kipp, a senior at Madison East High School, chained games of 195, 235 and 280 at Prairie Lanes. A week earlier, she lost a perfect game when she left a pocket 7-10 split on her final shot, with her 298 coming in a 686 series at Prairie. Andrew Olson led boys scoring with a 716 (204-255-257) at Prairie. Next were Chris Lohr with 696 at Prairie and... subscribe to read more. Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:55:00 -0600 8753 The 11th Frame: Rick Erce fires 16th career perfect game http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/8753 Rick Erce fired his 16th career perfect game to highlight Madison area bowling late Thursday and Friday. Erce’s second 300 of this season came in a 777 series in the Dream Lanes Moonlight League. His first of the season came in the same league two Thursday earlier. Arick Ecker fell a pin shy of perfection with his 299 coming in a 752 series in the Dream Pinheads League. Dan Marks had the second-highest series on Friday with a 761 in the same league. Lisa Kolosso led women's scoring... subscribe to read more. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 23:55:00 -0600 8759 The 11th Frame: Grit — literal and figurative — and daring change to 5-step approach helps Shannon Pluhowsky to Masters gold at 2016 PABCON Adult Championships http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/8759 Shannon Pluhowsky got off to a tough start at the 2016 Pan American Bowling Confederation Adult Championships at Bolera Departamental in Cali, Colombia. The 34-year-old lefty and EBI staffer struggled to 1,227 in singles and 1,202 in doubles on the 36-foot Beijing lane pattern, but some grit — literal and figurative — and a daring change from a 4- to 5-step approach helped her rally and ultimately on Friday she won the Masters gold medal.   Pluhowsky, a 16-time Team USA... subscribe to read more. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 23:00:00 -0600 8763 The 11th Frame: MBA Senior Masters set for Sunday, Nov. 13 at Waun-A-Bowl http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/8763 The Madison Bowling Association Senior Masters will be Sunday, Nov. 13 at 11 a.m. at Waun-A-Bowl. The tournament is open to MBA members who are at least 50 years old. The Senior Masters entry fee is $45 in advance, $50 the day of the tournament. Based on 40 entries, first is $315 and second $185, down to $55 each for 12th and 13th. The format is six games of qualifying followed by a stepladder finals for the top four. I am the defending champion but won’t be able to make it this... subscribe to read more. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:00:00 -0600 8752 The 11th Frame: Mike Stabenaw slams 814; Greg Richardson, Todd Steckelberg, Sean Short, Nate Smith fire perfect games http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/8752 Mike Stabenaw slammed an 814 series, Greg Richardson, Todd Steckelberg, Sean Short and Nate Smith fired perfect games to highlight Madison area bowling late Wednesday and Thursday. Stabenaw chained games of 268, 268 and 278 in the Prairie Lanes Classic League. Richardson’s second career 300 came in a 757 series in the Ten Pin Alley Thunder League. Steckelberg's ninth career 300 came in a 740 in the Prairie Classic. Short’s third career 300 came in a 714 in the... subscribe to read more. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:55:00 -0600 8757 The 11th Frame: Huge start, clutch finish lifts Colombia over Team USA for team gold medal at PABCON Adult Championships http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/8757 A huge start and a clutch finish lifted Colombia over Team USA for the team gold medal on Thursday at the 2016 at Pan American Bowling Confederation Adult Championships, the United States Bowling Congress reported in this news release. Competing in front of a home crowd at Bolera Departamental in Cali, Colombia, the Colombians blasted a 1,218 opening game and held the lead until losing it in the sixth and final game before a clutch finish earned gold. Colombia held a 135-pin lead going into... subscribe to read more. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:00:00 -0600 8765 The 11th Frame: MBA to publish league bowling scores at its webpage http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/8765 The Madison Bowling Association announced Thursday that it will begin publishing league bowling scores immediately. The MBA made the announcement here on its webpage at Bowlweb.com. The Wisconsin State Journal recently changed its bowling score submission policy to accepting only scores emailed as a text file attachment, or embedded in the body of the email. The MBA said it prefers emails, either embedded in the body or by attaching a file such as .doc, .xls, or .txt. The MBA also will... subscribe to read more. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:57:00 -0600 8751 The 11th Frame: Chris Scharnke fires third career perfect game http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/8751 Chris Scharnke fired his third career perfect game to highlight Madison area bowling on Wednesday. Scharnke’s 300 came in a 716 series in the Dream Lanes Classic League. The high series on Wednesday were 768 by Eric Pederson in the Bowl-A-Vard Lanes Lake City League and 636 by Mary Lo in the Bowl-A-Vard Mixed Nuts League. Next were Doug Leikness with 763 in the Dream OM Cubed League and Kim Zimmerman with 604 in the Prairie Lanes Eagles 623 League. Source: scores reported by Wisconsin... subscribe to read more. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:55:00 -0600 8762 The 11th Frame: Tom Daugherty delivers big dose of what PBA needs in winning Wolf Open http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/8762 A huge key in fans loving a sport is caring about players and/or teams, and that includes both love and hate. In addition to his incredible greatness, the thing that makes Pete Weber arguably still the most important bowler in the PBA is that he is so polarizing: It’s hard to find a fan who doesn’t have an opinion one way or the other of Weber, and for many it’s a strong opinion. If not Weber, the most important bowler is Jason Belmonte, who is another polarizing figure fans... subscribe to read more. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:30:00 -0600 8756 The 11th Frame: Team USA rebounds from doubles disappointment to win gold, bronze in trios at PABCON Adult Championships http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/8756 Even with same lane pattern being put out by computerized lane machines, the lanes will play different day to day in a long tournament like the 2016 Pan American Bowling Confederation Adult Championships in Cali, Colombia. When players use different balls with altered surfaces playing different lines, there simply is no way the lanes won’t turn out at least slightly different. And according to assistant coach Chris Barnes, the Team USA women saw that in the transition from... subscribe to read more. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:00:00 -0600 8761 The 11th Frame: Motion Plus Lanes USBC team features Mitch Beasley, Chad Kloss, Eric Fritton, Camden Rokita, Scott Salinas http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/8761 One new group for the 2017 USBC Open Championships will feature some big names — at least in the Midwest. Motion Plus Lanes will feature Mitch Beasley, who finished second in the PBA Tournament of Champions in February; Chad Kloss, a PBA Regional champion and former PBA Tour exempt player; Camden Rokita, a PBA Regional champion with a strong Open Championships record; and Wisconsin bowlers Eric Fritton and Scott Salinas, Kloss said in an exchange of messages. The cross team will include... subscribe to read more. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 08:00:00 -0600 8750 The 11th Frame: Ross Bussan fires 837-300, Aaron Wells and Eric Hewitt also slam perfect games http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/8750 Ross Bussan fired a perfect game in an 837 series and Aaron Wells and Eric Hewitt also slammed perfect games to highlight Madison area bowling on Tuesday. Bussan’s 16th career 300 was sandwiched by games of 289 and 248 in the Bowl-A-Vard Lanes NFL League for the highest series in the Madison area early in the 2016-17 season. Wells’ 17th career 300 came in a 793 in the Dream Lanes All-Star Classic League. Here is Dream Lanes' video of Wells final strike. Hewitt’s 300... subscribe to read more. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 23:55:00 -0600 8755 The 11th Frame: Clara Guerrero, Rocio Restrepo close strong to win doubles gold before home fans at PABCON Adult Championships http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/8755 Clara Guerrero and Rocio Restrepo of Colombia closed with two big games to win the doubles gold medal before their home fans on Tuesday at the Pan American Bowling Confederation Championships. With 516 and 489 to finish, the two PWBA Tour champions totaled 2,756 to win gold by 40 pins over Aruba's Kamilah Dammers and Thashaina Seraus at Bolera Departamental in Cali, Colombia, the United States Bowling Congress reported. Guerrero, a Columbia 300 staffer, fired 1,394 (250-203-206-211-280-244)... subscribe to read more. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 23:00:00 -0600 8760 The 11th Frame: Matt McNiel, teammates announce new 2-team group for USBC Open Championships http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/8760 New United States Bowling Congress Open Championships rules I detailed in this story are sure to lead to some interesting new line-ups for the 2017 tournament  in Las Vegas. One of those includes future USBC Hall of Famer Matt McNiel, who left his Linds Lakers group this summer, as I detailed in this story that broke the news. At the time, McNiel told me that “I’m not going to name any names, but I’ve got some good friends that I’ve been chomping at the bit to... subscribe to read more. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 08:00:00 -0600 8749 The 11th Frame: Jerry Ewers fires 758 to top Monday scoring http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/8749 Jerry Ewers fired a 758 series to top Madison area bowling on Monday. Ewers competed in the Spartan Bowl Major League, which also featured Nate Sime’s 751. Al Kapugi was second on Monday with 755 in the Prairie Lanes Major League. No women’s series of 600 or higher were reported. Source: scores reported by Wisconsin State Journal.... subscribe to read more. Mon, 19 Sep 2016 23:55:00 -0600 8754 The 11th Frame: Practice turns golden for Missy Parkin in PABCON Adult Championships singles http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/8754 It was a Columbia sweep in Colombia on Monday. In singles at the 2016 PABCON Adult Championships, Team USA’s Missy Parkin won the gold medal, Colmbia’s Clara Guerrero silver, and Team USA’s Bryanna Cote bronze. All three are Columbia 300 staffers. Parkin totaled 1,437 on consistent games of 234, 245, 242, 244, 226 and 246, Guerrero 1,415 and Cote 1,370 on the 36-foot Beijing lane pattern, one of the shortest used by World Bowling. (The men bowled on the 44-foot London... subscribe to read more. Mon, 19 Sep 2016 23:00:00 -0600 8686 The 11th Frame: Milwaukee Open set for Oct. 23; again part of Four Diamonds series http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/8686 The 14th annual Milwaukee Open Match Game Championships is set for Sunday, Oct. 23 at Bluemound Bowl in Brookfield. The tournament again will be part of the Four Diamonds Series with December’s Wisconsin Championship Doubles, and January’s Fantasy Draft Tournament and Greater Milwaukee Bowling Association Team Classic. Bowlers who compete in two of the four tournaments will get a free entry into the Four Diamonds Series Year End Tournament. The tournament’s Facebook page is... subscribe to read more. Mon, 19 Sep 2016 05:00:00 -0600 8746 The 11th Frame: Nate Sime fires 764 to top weekend scoring; Ryan McKee leads youth scoring with 671 http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/8746 Nate Sime fired a 764 series to top Madison area bowling over the weekend, while Ryan McKee led youth scoring with 671. Sime competed in the Viking Lanes Specials League. Kari Capener was high for the women with 615 in the Sport Bowl Neighbors League. McKee bowled at Dream Lanes, where Lukas Johnson was next with a 648. Nicole Mottier led girls scoring with a 591 at Bowl-A-Vard Lanes. Source: scores reported by Wisconsin State Journal.... subscribe to read more. Sun, 18 Sep 2016 23:55:00 -0600 8743 The 11th Frame: Casey Murphy thinks his way to becoming first 2-time champion of GIBA Fusion Realtors/Community First National Bank Open http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/8743 Casey Murphy edged Kyle Sherman 245-232 in the title match Sunday to become the first two-time champion of the GIBA Fusion Realtors/Community First National Bank Open. And it may have been his brain that won him the title as much as his physical skills. In Saturday’s seven games of qualifying, only 38 of 165 players could average 200 on the 36-foot lane pattern featuring 28.165 mL of Kegel Curve oil and ratios of 1.79-1 for the middle-outside track, 1.06-1 for the middle-inside track,... subscribe to read more. Sun, 18 Sep 2016 22:00:00 -0600 8747 The 11th Frame: Team USA's Marshall Kent goes undefeated in winning Masters gold medal at PABCON Adult Championships http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/8747 Team USA’s Marshall Kent did not lose a game in winning four straight best-of-3 matches to win the Masters gold medal at the 2016 Pan American Bowling Confederation Adult Championships at Bolera Departamental in Cali, Colombia, on Saturday, the United States Bowling Congress reported. The 23-year-old right-hander and Storm staffer beat Ildemaro Ruiz of Venezuela (243-224, 267-244), Team USA teammate John Szczerbinski (245-234, 204-172), and Massimiliano Fridegotto of Venezuela (238-190,... subscribe to read more. Sat, 17 Sep 2016 23:00:00 -0600 8742 The 11th Frame: Kyle Sherman takes huge lead in qualifying at GIBA Fusion Realtors/Community First National Bank Open http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/8742 On a condition so difficult that the cut took just a 195 average, Kyle Sherman averaged more than 243 to lead Saturday’s qualifying in the GIBA Fusion Realtors/Community First National Bank Open at Maple Lanes in Waterloo, Iowa. Sherman, a right-hander from the St. Louis area, totaled 1,707 for seven games, giving him a stunning 144-pin leader over second-place qualifier Eric Fritton, a lefty from the Milwaukee area. The top 56 from the 166-player field advanced to Sunday’s six... subscribe to read more. Sat, 17 Sep 2016 22:00:00 -0600 8736 The 11th Frame: Paul Thony fires sixth career perfect game http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/8736 Paul Thony fired his sixth career perfect game to highlight Madison area bowling late Thursday and Friday. Thony’s 300 came in a 747 series in the Dream Lanes Moonlight League on Thursday night. Here is Dream Lanes' video of Thony’s final strike — a late-falling 7-pin. And here is the Facebook post with the video: “You'll be hard pressed to find a COOLER 300 game video! Congratulations to Paul Thony, who shot his 6th career 300 game last night, 9/15/16, in... subscribe to read more. Fri, 16 Sep 2016 23:55:00 -0600 8745 The 11th Frame: With huge finish, Team USA wins PABCON team gold http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/8745 In a seesaw battle for the team gold medal Friday at the 2016  Pan American Bowling Confederation Adult Championships, Team USA took the lead from Canada, then lost it back, then grabbed it for good with a huge final frame, the United States Bowling Congress reported. After Thursday’s first 3-game team round at Bolera Departamental in Cali, Colombia, Canada led the U.S. 3,440-3,372, with defending team champion Colombia third at 3,364, followed by Mexico at 3,229, and Puerto Rico... subscribe to read more. Fri, 16 Sep 2016 23:00:00 -0600 8739 The 11th Frame: Update: GIBA releases lane pattern details for Fusion Realtors/Community First National Bank Open Sept. 17-18 http://www.11thFrame.com/news/article/8739 Note: This story has been updated. The lane pattern for the GIBA Fusion Realtors/Community First National Bank Open at Maple Lanes in Waterloo, Iowa, on Sept. 17-18 will be the shortest ever used for a Fusion tournament, GIBA operator Joe Engelkes announced Wednesday. The symmetrical pattern is 36 feet with 28.165 mL of Kegel Curve oil and ratios of 1.79-1 for the middle-outside track, 1.06-1 for the middle-inside track, and 1-1 for the middle-middle track. The PDF of the lane pattern is... subscribe to read more. Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:00:00 -0600