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    VOL. 33, NO. 25                          Detroit, Michigan — Published Every Other Wednesday                              JULY 29, 2009


‘World Series of Bowling’ Kicks                                                                                                                            Rescue’ Aug. 8
                                                                                                                                                           at Country Lanes

Off at Taylor Lanes, Thunderbowl
                                                                                                                                                              Professional bowling
                                                                                                                                                           champions Aleta Sill and
                                                                                                                                                           Michelle Mullen will host
                                                                                                                                                           the fourth annual “Bowl-4-
                                                                                                                                                           Animal Rescue” on
    The inaugural Professional          greatest professional men and         events feature 64 players).                                                  Saturday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m.
Bowlers Association World Series        women bowlers, top international         Of the 72 players, 10 amateur                                             at Country Lanes in
                                                                                                                      WORLD SERIES OF                      Farmington.
of Bowling, coming to the Detroit       players and America’s future stars.   and/or PBA non-exempt players
area Aug. 2 through Sept. 6, will be    Five Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour      will qualify through Tour Qualify-
                                                                                                                      BOWLING EVENTS                          Sill and Mullen, who co-
a revolutionary festival of competi-    WSOB events (Cheetah, Viper,          ing Rounds. PBA Women’s Series            Aug. 3-6 — Motor City              own Aleta Sill’s Bowling
tive bowling boasting a $2 million      Chameleon, Scorpion and Shark         events will consist of 20 players (up   Open, Taylor Lanes                   World, will host of the
prize fund and seven ESPN tele-         Championships) will feature ex-       from 16 last season) with at least                                           event. Sill is a Detroit
                                                                                                                         Aug. 8-13 — PBA Cheetah           Dream Team Legendary
casts.                                  panded fields of 72 players (stan-    two players making the field
                                                                                                                      Championship, Thunderbowl            Athlete and bowling’s first
    The event features the world’s      dard Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour      through Tour Qualifying Rounds.
                                                                                                                      Lanes, Thunderbowl Lanes             woman to earn $1 million
                                                                                 World Series of Bowling exempt
                                                                              players include 41 from the 2008-          Aug. 14-16 — PBA Viper            in winnings. Mullen is a
                                                                              09 PBA Tour points list, eight from     Championship and PBA                 USA Bowling Gold Coach
                                                                              the PBA Tour Trials (conducted in       Women’s Series Viper Champi-         and author of “Bowling
                       IN THE                                                 May at Thunderbowl Lanes), eight
                                                                              players from PBA Regional Play-
                                                                                                                      onship, Thunderbowl Lanes
                                                                                                                         Aug. 18-20 — PBA
                                                                                                                                                              The Bowl-4-Animal

                  NEWS                                                        ers Invitational (conducted in De-
                                                                              cember in Reno), three international
                                                                              players, one “Golden Parachute”
                                                                              selection, one “medical deferment”
                                                                              and 10 players from the TQRs.
                                                                                                                      Chameleon Championship and
                                                                                                                      PBA Women’s Series Chame-
                                                                                                                      leon Championship, Thunder-
                                                                                                                      bowl Lanes
                                                                                                                                                           Rescue will benefit the
                                                                                                                                                           Friends for the Dearborn
                                                                                                                                                           Animal Shelter (FFDAS)
                                                                                                                                                           and the Michigan Animal
                                                                                                                                                           Adoption Network
       Historic Thunderbowl Arena                                                World Series of Bowling
                                                                              Women’s Series presented by
                                                                                                                         Aug. 23-25 — PBA Viper
                                                                                                                      Championship and PBA
                                                                                                                                                           (MAAN). According to
                                                                                                                                                           Mullen, “This is a great

       Returns to National Spotlite                                           “” events consist of 12
                                                                              players from the PBA Women’s
                                                                                                                      Women’s Series Viper Champi-
                                                                                                                      onship, Thunderbowl Lanes
                                                                                                                                                           event to support the care,
                                                                                                                                                           respect for and adoption of
                                                                                                                                                           animals in need. One
                                                                              Tour Trials, six champions from            Aug. 27-29 — PBA Shark
         • NEARLY 50 years after                                              2008-09 and two players from the                                             hundred percent of the
     it was built to showcase the                                                                                     Championship and PBA
                                                                              TQRs.                                                                        proceeds will benefit the
     best in bowling, “The Arena”                                                                                     Women’s Series Shark
                                                                                 All events are open to amateurs                                           FFDAS and the MAAN.”
     inside historic Thunderbowl                                                                                      Championship, Thunderbowl
                                                                              as well as professionals. Amateurs      Lanes                                   Tickets are $25 and
     Lanes in Allen Park is about                                                                                                                          include three games, food
                                                                              may enter directly the “open” events
     to come full circle.                                                                                                Aug. 30-Sept. 4 — PBA             and fun. There will be
                                                                              (Motor City Open, PBA World
         During the month of Au-                                              Championship, PBA Women’s               World Championship, PBA              auctions, raffles, door
     gust and into early September,                                                                                   Women’s World Championship           prizes and karaoke.
                                                                              World Championship and PBA Se-
     the arena bay inside Thunder-                                                                                    and PBA Senior World                 Bowlers can even have one
                                                                              nior World Championship). Ama-
     bowl Lanes will be abuzz with                                            teurs can also enter Exempt Tour        Championship, Thunderbowl            of the professional bowlers
     27 days of action as the centerpiece of the Professional Bowlers                                                 Lanes                                throw a strike for them.
                                                                              events through TQRs.
     Association’s “World Series of Bowling,” a unique festival of                                                                                            Tickets may be pur-
                                                                                 The Motor City Open at Taylor            Sept. 5-6 — ESPN taping of
     competitive bowling that will include seven championship tour-           Lanes in Taylor will kick off the                                            chased by calling Aleta
     naments and pay out more than $2 million in prize money.                                                         final rounds for all events except
                                                                              World Series of Bowling before the      the PBA Cheetah Championship         Sill’s Bowling World at
         “The arena is one of the reasons the PBA selected the Detroit                                                                                     (248) 615-9060.
                                                                              event moves to Thunderbowl Lanes        and the PBA World Champion-
     area for the inaugural World Series of Bowling,” said Thunderbowl        in Allen Park for all other competi-
     Lanes proprietor Tom Strobl, who purchased the Thunderbowl com-                                                  ship will take place in Thunder-
                                                                              tions. The finals of six of the seven   bowl’s arena. The finals of the
     plex in 1997. “There isn’t another facility like it. Bowling fans who
                                                                              events will be taped for delayed        PBA World Championship will
     attend the World Series are going to love it.”                                                                                                           You can now e-mail
                                                                              broadcast on ESPN Sept. 5-6 in the      be televised live on ESPN from         the Bowler’s Digest at
         George Prybla and his partners built Thunderbowl Lanes with
                                                                              arena at Thunderbowl Lanes.             Northrock Lanes in Wichita,
                            (Continued on Page 5)                                The PBA Cheetah Champion-            Kan., on Dec. 13 at 1 p.m.
                                                                                    (Continued on Page 10)

                               HEY BOWLERS!                                                        .
                                                                                      BEAT THE HEAT . .

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                                                                                                                                                                                 Wednesday, July 29, 2009

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                                    anniversary parties are the best! We
                                                                                    COSMIC                                  Bowling “9-Pin, No Tap” Mixed
                                                                                                                            Doubles, Saturdays at 9:30 p.m. First
                                    have full catering service for any type        BOWLING                                  place is $300, based on entries. Entry
                                                                                                                            includes mystery games. Optional high
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                                    Birthday Parties. Take advantage of our
                                                                               p.m. to 1 a.m. $20.90 (one hour) or
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                                                                                                                            East 17 Mile Rd., Sterling Heights. “9-          Video/Comedy
c/o Bowler’s Digest, P.O. Box 96,
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                                    upper lounge and its large dance floor.    hours). Up to five bowlers per lane. Call
                                                                                                                            Pin, No Tap” Moonlight Doubles. Sat-
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                                                                                                                            p.m. $25 per couple includes three
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      “Rock ‘n Bowl” rates.                                                                                                                                                shown on a large screen over the lanes
                                    party includes: bowling, unlimited         every Friday 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. ($18 per                                                      and you can bowl or dance while watch-
                                                                                                                                • TAYLOR LANES, 24800
                                                                               hour per lane), every Saturday noon to 4                                                    ing or listening to them. 9 p.m. to 1:30
                                                                                                                            Eureka, Taylor. “No Tap” Mixed
                                                                               p.m. ($2.75 per game) and Saturday night                                                    a.m. $15 including shoes. For more info,
                                                                                                                            Doubles. $25 per couple (includes
                                                                               8 p.m. to 2 a.m. ($18 per hour per lane).                                                   call (313) 928-4688.
                                                                                                                            mystery). Optional jackpots and lucky
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                                                                                                                            strike available. Karaoke in bar.
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                                             SHOP                              in our “NEW” game arcade. 6 p.m. to 9
                                                                               p.m. session — $9 plus $2.50 for shoes.
                                                                               9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. session — $15
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New Bowling Season Just Around the Corner
                                                                  practice balls.
                                                                      If you haven’t bowled for a
                                                                                                             METRO DETROIT USBC TOURNAMENT SITES
     METRODETROIT                                                 while, like since last spring,
                                                                  visit your local bowling center
                                                                  and work on your mechanics.               Tournament                      2009-10 Site                   2010-11 Site

     USBC NEWS                                                    By doing this you won’t be
                                                                  surprised when that first league
                                                                  session comes.
                                                                                                            Kickoff Classic
                                                                                                                                            Sterling Lanes
                                                                                                                                            Country Lanes
                                                                                                                                                                           Classic Lanes
                          By Association Manager                      If you are unsure about join-         Junior Masters                  Country Lanes                  Royal Lanes
                                                                  ing a league, encourage one of
                         Mark A. Martin                           your friends to join with you.            Super Senior Masters            Universal Lanes                Royal Lanes
                             For more information about           This can make the experience
                                                                  much more pleasant.                       Queens                          Sunnybrook Lanes               Shelby Lanes
                               the Metro Detroit USBC,
                                                                      Bowling centers offer                 500 Club                        Century Bowl                   Classic Lanes
                                 call 1-888-753-6350
                                                                  leagues at every level of com-
                              or visit             petition. There are leagues for           Youth Tournament                Sunnybrook Lanes               Sunnybrook Lanes
                                                                  all women, all men, mixed and
                                                   youth leagues at virtually all local centers.            Masters                         Rosebowl Lanes                 Astro Lanes
                                                       For parents, this is the chance to get your          Senior Masters                  Indian Lanes                   Thunderbowl Lanes
                                                   children involved in the game that you prob-
   • THE CALL for league bowling is in ably enjoyed in your youth. In addition to                           Women’s Championship            Century Bowl                   Astro Lanes
the air.                                           youth leagues there are also many family
   If you are not signed up for a league as yet leagues, where youth bowl with adults. There
                                                                                                            Open Championship               Century Bowl                   Astro Lanes
why not call your local bowling center and is much flexibility built into these league                      Senior Team                     Mayflower Lanes                Bronco Lanes
inquire about openings. Every bowling cen- structures to accommodate every family’s
ter will help place you in a league which needs.
matches your skill and interest level.                 Nearly all bowling centers offer a youth
   League bowling is the most reasonably program. Even if your local center has not                       Annual membership in the USBC through             Your best value in sports is still certifica-
priced recreational opportunity a person can had one in the past, check with the center               the Metro Detroit USBC is $19.                     tion, as it has been for over 100 years.
have. For an average of $12-$18 each league personnel about their current programs.                       The USBC, through the MDUSBC, offers                                 ***
session you can enjoy the physical exercise            Local bowling centers have done a tremen-      league structure support, standardized rules,              OFFICER SCHOOLS
the sport provides, the camaraderie of being dous job of keeping up with the times. The               bonding, awards program; standardization of
                                                                                                      the equipment used and recognized league              Historically the MDUSBC and former or-
with others with like interests and the com- summer time is when your local bowling cen-                                                                 ganizations have set aside dates to distribute
petition.                                          ter prepares for the busy fall/winter season.      averages. The MDUSBC also offers our own
                                                                                                      brand of local awards program and other op-        supplies to leagues for the upcoming seasons.
   Speaking of the physical exercise the game          The United States Congress (USBC) of-                                                             This year there will be no set dates for distri-
provides, make sure to stretch those muscles fers certified organizational support for                portunities only available to our members.
                                                                                                          The MDUSBC will continue to offer a new        bution.
before competition so you don’t end up on leagues. The annual cost is very nominal and                                                                      Due to the fact that half of the centers
the disabled list. Be sure to get to your league only has to be paid in one league to be cov-         improved plastic membership card directly
                                                                                                      mailed to each bowler this season, an im-          within MDUSBC host their own distribution
session a few minutes early and throw a few ered in your other local leagues.                                                                            school for their leagues, the leagues which
                                                                                                      proved awards program, discount opportuni-
                                                                                                      ties and a $20 savings coupon on a purchase        would attend the association-wide distribu-
                                                                                                      of $150 or more at participating pro shops.        tion has dwindled dramatically.
       W                           Welcome to                                                         There are over 40 bowling pro shops partici-          League secretaries should check with their
    NE                                                                                                pating in the program. The entire list is avail-   center to determine if the center will be host-

          Mayflower Lanes                                                                             able at                                       (Continued on Page 8)

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                                                                                                                                                                      Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Record Scores Are Final as 2009 USBC Open Championships Concludes in Las Vegas
    LAS VEGAS — The record run of the                 Not to be outdone, first-time winners         all-events total for Linds Limited this year and   lanes this year included the highest triplicate
2009 United States Bowling Congress Open          Brenda Edwards and Stephen Padilla of             was joined by Gary Daroszewski (2,080),            in tournament history. Kevin Shafer of Eaton,
Championships came to an end Friday, and          Mansfield, Texas, added their names to the        Ryan Lever (1,995) and Gus Yannaras                Ind., rolled three consecutive 248 games on
the event will be remembered for the perfor-      record books with a 1,566 doubles total,          (1,994). The highest Team All-Events total         the way to a 744 singles series. Alan Hardesty
mances and personal milestones that rewrote       which topped the previous record of 1,544,        in history is 10,425, rolled by Pollard’s Bowl     of Chicago previously held the triplicate
the tournament record books.                      rolled by Jonathan Masur of West Orange,          of Versailles, Ind., at the 1996 event in Salt     record with 247, which he rolled during
    Three major scoring records were broken       N.J., and Jeffrey Butler of Garfield, N.J., on    Lake City.                                         singles in 1993.
at Cashman Center this year, and an unprec-       the way to the win in 2007.                           The two titles give Daroszewski six for his        In May, active participation leader, Les
edented 10 bowlers reached the coveted 50-            Edwards contributed a 776 total to the        career, and only seven bowlers in history have     Berry of Wooster, Ohio, made his 66th tour-
year milestone. The list of champions in 2009     winning score and added a 300 game and 785        more. Yannaras and Traber each earned their        nament appearance and became the 11th
includes 13 first-time winners, while five        series in singles. A 571 series in team helped    fourth titles, while Boresch and Lever now         bowler in history to knock down 100,000 pins.
bowlers added to their legacies on the cham-      her to a 2,132 all-events total, the highest by   are at three apiece.                               Earlier in the tournament, active pinfall leader,
pionship lanes as repeat winners.                 a woman at the Open Championships. She                In the Classified Division, Robert Carter      Bill Lillard of Houston increased his career
    Ron Vokes of Racine, Wis., put on a show      also was the sixth woman to roll a perfect        and Michael Warren of Clinton, N.C.,               total to 115,192.
when he rolled a record 30 consecutive            game on the tournament lanes and the sec-         swooped in on the 153rd day of the                     Also, a record 10 bowlers joined the
strikes, including a 300 game, on the way to      ond, joining USBC Hall of Famer Wendy             tournament’s record 154-day run and grabbed        tournament’s 50-year Club, bringing the all-
an 857 singles series. He added 767 in team       Macpherson, to win a Regular Division title.      the Classified Doubles title with a 1,250 to-      time total to 108.
and 697 in doubles to earn the 2009 Regular       Padilla contributed a 790 series on the way       tal. Carter led the duo with a 636 series, while       In all, there were 34 perfect games this
All-Events title with a 2,321 total, the high-    to the title.                                     Warren contributed 614. Both were first-time       year, 17 299s, three 298s and six 800 series.
est in 106 years of USBC Open Champion-               Rounding things out in the Regular Divi-      participants.                                          For more information on the USBC Open
ships competition.                                sion was Linds Limited of Milwaukee, which            Bermuda’s Vernon Daniels rolled games          Championships, visit
    Stephen Hardy of Manchester, N.H., pre-       topped the 17,200-team field to claim the         of 236, 224 and 232 for a 692 series and be-                             ***
viously held the all-events record with 2,279,    Regular Team and Team All-Events titles. The      came the first international bowler to win             • REGULAR DIVISION Team Event
which earned him the title in Billings, Mont.,    five team members now have combined for           Classified Singles. It was his 12th appearance     Final Standings — Linds Limited (Gus
in 2002.                                          141 years of Open Championships experience        at the Open Championships.                         Yannaras, Gary Daroszewski, Ryan Lever,
    Vokes had his eye on a second eagle in        and 20 titles on the tournament lanes.                The Classified Team title went to Exter-       Lennie Boresch Jr., Dale Traber), Milwaukee,
Regular Singles until Bo Goergen of Midland,          This year, the group was led by Lennie        minators of Camp Springs, Md., which               3,449; Sack Toe, Sacramento, Calif., 3,427;
Mich., bested him with a record 862. Goergen,     Boresch Jr. of Kenosha, Wis., who rolled his      posted games of 871, 915 and 963 for a 2,749       Turbo 2-N-1 Grips 1, Madison, Wis., 3,403;
who competed for the 31st consecutive year,       second-career 300 at the Open Champion-           total.                                             Buddy Tierno Senior Tour, Mount Laurel,
rolled games of 299, 299 and 264 to earn his      ships and finished second in Regular All-             This year’s Classified All-Events cham-        N.J., 3,335; S and B Pro Shop 2, Sterling
first Open Championships title. Prior to          Events with 2,223. He helped Linds Limited        pion is Anthony Kastle of Charlotte, N.C.,         Heights, Mich., 3,325; Jr. Team USA Sup-
Goergen’s performance this year, John             to a 3,449 team score and 10,372 in Team All-     who rolled a 723 series in doubles, the third-     port, New Port Richey, Fla., 3,307; Don
Janawicz of Winter Haven, Fla., owned the         Events, the third-highest total since the in-     highest set ever rolled in Booster/Classified      Johnson Memorial, 3,306; Northern Lanes
tournament’s highest series, an 858 effort that   ception of the category in 1947.                  competition, and added 594 in singles and 517      Rec, Gaylord, Mich., 3,290; Rock River
earned him the 2004 Regular Singles and               Dale Traber, who went on to win the 2009      in team for a 1,834 winning total.                 Lanes, Fort Atkinson, Wis., 3,285; Lodge
Regular All-Events titles.                        USBC Senior Masters in June, added a 2,080            Additional excitement on the tournament        Lanes 1, Saline, Mich., 3,280.

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                                                                                                                        $6,000 for 1st Place
                                                                                                                       Based on 22 5-Man Teams
          All Jackpots Will Be Collected by League Officer(s)
                                                                                                         League Will Bowl 35 Weeks • All Jackpots Will Be Taken
              4-Man Teams • Team Cap: Entering Ave. 880                                                     by the House • 5-Man Teams (Entering Cap at 1050)
                  Dues & Entry Fee: $20 Per Bowler                                                               $10 Entry Fee and $20 Dues Per Bowler
         Individual Bowler’s Ave. Can Not Be Less Than 190                                                 Individual Bowlers Cannot Average More Than 215
                   The Ten Pin Rule Will Be in Effect                                                        100% Handicap for Teams With More Than 1025 Team Ave.
                 The League Will Not Have Any Subs                                                               For More Info, Call Renaissance Bowling Center
      Format: Season Will Be Divided Into Two 17-Week Halves                                                       Abbie Hill or Steve Douglas • 313-368-5123
          Special Award: Winners of Each Half Will Roll-Off
                             For Additional                                                              Now Forming for the 2009-10 Season
                    $2,500 PRIZE MONEY                                                                              THURSDAY NITE WORLD TRAVELERS
               Prize Fund: 1st Place Will Be $4,000 Per Half                                                       30 Teams • 5-Man Mixed • Starts 6:30 p.m.
                                 FOR MORE INFO                                                                           FRIDAY NITE PARKER MIX
               Call Steve Douglas at Renaissance Bowling Center                                                    28 Teams • 5-Man Mixed • Starts 6:30 p.m.
                              313-368-5123, Ext. 230
            Chuck or Lonnie at Winning Edge Pro Shop 313-893-3792                                                          SATURDAY NITE LIVE
          Lionel ‘Dad’ Williams at Pre-Paid Legal Services 313-680-1444
                                                                                                                   24 Teams • 4-Man Mixed • Starts 6:30 p.m.

          If You Haven’t Been to Renaissance Bowling Center, Don’t You Think It’s Time?
Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Summertime... and                                                                                        HISTORIC THUNDERBOWL ARENA
the Bowling’s Easy!                                                                                      RETURNS TO NATIONAL SPOTLITE
                                                                    tougher condition and want to                                         (Continued from Page 1)
                                                                    bowl against better bowlers.
     METRODETROIT                                                       I would like to take this time
                                                                    to thank the proprietors who
                                                                    have committed to PBA Expe-
                                                                                                         54 lanes in 1960, but a year later they added an amazing 2,000-seat, multi-level sta-
                                                                                                         dium with four lanes to house competition for Detroit’s entry into the fledgling Na-
                                                                                                         tional Bowling League.

     USBC SCENE                                                     rience leagues and to giving
                                                                    our bowlers a league to play in,
                                                                    as well as a condition to com-
                                                                                                             “The original layout included a restaurant with a view of the lanes from the upper
                                                                                                         area,” Strobl said. “It was almost a forerunner to sky boxes used in all major sports
                                                                                                         stadiums these days. It was a spacious area with ceilings two or three stories high.
                                                                                                             “But when the National Bowling League folded shortly after the facility was built,
                           By MDUSBC President                      pete on.                             the owners were stuck with it. So over a period of years, they built a 20-lane bowling
                                                                        Many bowlers are posting
                           Libbi Fletcher                           their scores, talking about
                                                                                                         arena over the top of the original seating area. The levels for the original seating are
                                                                                                         still there; we just built around them. The area where the restaurant used to be is now a
                                                                    which patterns they bowled on,       poker room.
                             For more information about             even the weather! It seems to
                                                                                                             “But the seating behind the lanes was retained and it was still a showcase for years.
                               the Metro Detroit USBC,              always rain on Michelle
                                                                                                         The Detroit All-Stars bowled there. The arena hosted a PBA tournament run by Earl
                                 Call 1-888-753-6350                Ewald’s bowling night, so she        Anthony in 1978. It hosted a local “Bowling for Dollars” TV show that aired in Detroit,
                                                                                                         Monday through Friday, for years.
                                                                        Speaking of the Ewald fam-
                                                                                                             “The arena has gradually changed,” Strobl continued. “We added more lighting and
                                                                    ily, I also learned that Dave        changed the seating in 2003. There is a huge pull-down video screen in the arena. On
                                                   Ewald has shot his 61st perfect game. Con-
                                                                                                         Fridays and Saturdays, we play music and have great fun. The place is packed.
                                                   gratulations, Dave! You are an inspiration to
   • AS WRITTEN in my previous column, us all, especially your sister Michelle. She has                      “The World Series of Bowling is bringing the original purpose of the arena full
I am on FaceBook a lot and learn quite a bit her sights set on you, don’t you worry.                     circle,” he added. “It’s going to provide what the original owners had in mind. It might
about what people are doing, where they are                                                              not seat 2,000 people, but there is comfortably room in there for 700 or 800 people.”
                                                       It isn’t just the PBA Experience leagues
going and with whom.                                                                                         The first World Series event in the arena will be a special “PBA Survivor Chal-
                                                   that are happening, either. A girl I work with        lenge” side event on Friday, Aug. 7. Next, preliminary competition in the PBA Cheetah
   This summer, one of the prevalent topics is bowling in an adult/youth league with her
has been people who are bowling through the daughter this summer.                                        Championship will take place in the arena on Wednesday, Aug. 12. From that day
summer. That is a very good thing. I guess I                                                             forward, the showcase arena will host Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour, PBA Women’s
                                                       There is another guy I know who men-              Series presented by BOWL.COM or PBA World Championship action on an almost
didn’t realize how many people actually tioned his big 210 average he was carrying
bowled through the summer, but this year it this summer, but then stated it is                           daily basis. The grand finale will involve the production of six championship television
has been pretty evident.                                                                                 shows for delayed broadcast on ESPN on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 5 and 6.
                                                   “unsanctioned.” After correcting him that it              It’s going to be a “can’t miss” opportunity for bowling fans not only in the Detroit
   I haven’t bowled a summer league in a few is “uncertified,” I proceeded to question what
years. Luxury Lanes used to have a very nice was he doing bowling in an uncertified                      area, but throughout the Midwest. For more information on ticket packages and prices,
summer league for women with a little dif- league! We are still discussing that.                         and to order tickets in advance, visit to
ferent format. It was a trio with match play           Summer is a great time to practice, get
points and teams are decided each week based some lessons, try out new equipment, meet
on last week’s performance.                        some new bowlers, enter Pro-Am tourna-
   It made things more interesting because ments to bowl with the professional bowlers
you bowled with different people as your team who will be in town all of August, take a friend

                                                                                                          NEWLADIES TRIO CLASSIC
nearly every week. You earned points as a bowling who hasn’t bowled before or in years,
team and for yourself, so it made you a little visit different centers to see what programs
better player.                                     are offered that work for you and your sched-
   I believe at the time, I was probably around ule and skill level.
a 170 bowler and out of my league, but I have          Our Michigan summer has been a chal-
always thought that bowling with better lenge this year and not because of the heat,
                                                                                                                $3,000 1st Place Guaranteed
bowlers makes you better. Thanks, Nicole!          but it has been cool and wet. August is quickly                                  ($1,500 Each Half)
   This year, I have read many accounts of approaching.
people from across the United States who are           Dust off that equipment, call a bowling
competing in summer programs, especially center, take advantage of the summer pricing
                                                                                                                         THURSDAYS AT 6:45 P.M.
the PBA Experience leagues. These bowlers that the centers have to offer and participate
want to get better, want to compete on a in National Bowling Week, then find a league
                                                   to join for the fall.
                                                                                                                    • 3 Ladies Per Team — 5-Person Roster
                                                       Call a friend that you used to bowl with                             • Handicap 70% from 630
   PRACTICE                                        years ago, or that you have always wanted to
                                                   bowl with and GO BOWLING!
                                                                                                                          • Dues $18 Per Person/Week
                                                                                                                  • 32 Split Season (Two 16-Week Sessions)
                                                                                                                           • Banquet at End of Season
                                                                                                                       • Affordable Jackpots... $30 for All!

                                                                                                                16 TEAM OWNER OPENINGS...
                                                                                                                 $25 Team Entry (Holds Your Spot)
                                                                                                              STARTS THURSDAY, AUGUST 27th
                                                                                                                                   For More Information, Call
                                                                                                                            Vicki at (248) 231-5901 or
                                                                                                                        Connie Cleveland at (313) 778-5996

                                                                                                                        Beech Lanes
                                                                                                                      15492 Beech Daly in Redford
                                                                                                                                (313) 531-3800
                                                                                                                                                     Wednesday, July 29, 2009


           Bowling Centers Association
             of Southeast Michigan                                                                                                                     MEMBER CENTERS

                                        • MEMBER DIRECTORY •
                  NORTH                                     LAKE SHORE LANES                          (586) 293-2722   DRAKESHIRE LANES (40)                   (248) 478-2230
                                                            31025 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores 48082               35000 Grand River, Farmington Hills 48335

AIRWAY LANES (32)                        (248) 674-0424     PAMPA LANES (40)                         (586) 264-8877    FORD LANES (24)                        (313) 292-1700
4825 Highland Rd., Waterford 48328                          31925 Van Dyke, Warren 48093                               23100 Van Born Rd., Dearborn Heights 48125

BAY LANES (32)                           (989) 684-7361     REGAL LANES (34)                         (586) 751-4770    GARDEN BOWL (16)                          (313) 833-9850
4243 North Euclid Ave., Bay City 48706                      27663 Mound, Warren 48092                                  4120 Woodward Ave, Detroit 48201

BOWL ONE LANES (40)                      (248) 588-4850     ROYAL LANES (32)                         (586) 758-4030    HARTFIELD LANES (52)                      (248) 543-9338
1639 E. 14 Mile Rd., Troy 48084                             21600 Dequindre, Warren 48091                              3490 W. 12 Mile Rd., Berkley 48072

CENTURY BOWL (52)                        (248) 666-4700     SHORE LANES (40)                         (586) 293-0880    LUXURY LANES (16)                         (248) 544-0530
7345 Highland Rd., Waterford 48327                          31100 Harper, St. Clair Shores 48082                       600 E. 9-Mile Rd., Ferndale 48220

CHERRY HILL NORTH (36)                   (248) 625-5011     STERLING LANES (50)                      (586) 979-5200    MARVEL LANES (24)                         (517) 337-7000
6697 Dixie Hwy., Clarkston 48346                            33200 Schoenherr Rd., Sterling Heights 48312               2120 E. M-78 Hwy., E. Lansing 48823

CLASSIC LANES (32)                         (248) 852-9100   SUNNYBROOK LANES (58) (586) 264-2700                       MAYFLOWER LANES (32)                      (313) 937-8420
2145 Avon Industrial Dr., Rochester Hills 48309             7191 E. 17 Mile Rd., Sterling Heights 48313                26600 Plymouth Rd., Redford 48239

PLUM HOLLOW LANES (24)                   (248) 353-6540     TOTAL SPORTS LANES (20) (586) 463-2000                     MERCURY LANES (17)                        (313) 846-4900
21900 W. 9-Mile Rd., Southfield 48075                       40501 Production Dr., Harrison Twp. 48045                  7630 Schaefer, Dearborn 48126

SHELBY LANES (24)                      (586) 731-4800       UNIVERSAL BOWL (28)                      (586) 751-2828    MERRI-BOWL LANES (40)                     (313) 427-2900
50721 Van Dyke Ave., Shelby Township, 48317                 2101 E. 12 Mile Rd., Warren 48092                          30950 Five Mile Rd., Livonia 48154

TROY LANES (40)                          (248) 879-8700     VAN DYKE BOWL (24)                       (586) 739-3700    NOVI BOWL (40)                            (248) 348-9120
1950 Square Lake Rd., Troy 48098                            43601 Van Dyke Ave., Sterling Heights 48314                21700 Novi Road, Novi 48050

                                                                                                                       OAK LANES (50)
                     EAST                                                       WEST                                   8450 N. Middlebelt, Westland 48185-1811
                                                                                                                                                                 (734) 422-7420

APOLLO LANES (14)                        (586) 772-2070     BEECH LANES (16)                         (313) 531-3800    OXFORD LANES (24)                         (313) 278-6800
29410 Gratiot, Roseville 48066                              15492 Beech-Daly, Redford 48239                            2200 S. Telegraph, Dearborn 48124

BONANZA LANES (44)                       (586) 756-3000     BOWL-E-DROME (20)                        (517) 546-0820    PLAZA LANES (40)                          (734) 453-4880
24600 Hoover Rd., Warren 48089                              907 E. Grand River, Howell 48843                           42001 Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth 48170

BRONCO LANES (32)                        (586) 756-8200     BOWLERO LANES (16)                       (248) 549-7500    RENAISSANCE BOWL (40)                     (313) 368-5123
22323 Ryan Rd., Warren 48091                                4209 Coolidge, Royal Oak 48073                             19600 Woodward Ave., Detroit 48203

CONTINENTAL LANES (54)                   (586) 293-2300     CHERRY HILL LANES (52)                   (313) 278-0400    ROMULUS REC CENTER (12)                   (734) 941-6200
31055 Gratiot, Roseville 48066                              300 N. Inkster Rd., Dearborn Heights 48127                 37452 Huron River Rd. 48174

FAIRLANES BOWL (40)                   (248) 548-9333        CLOVERLANES BOWL (64)                    (734) 427-6410    SUPER BOWL (60)                           (734) 459-6070
29600 Stephenson Hwy., Madison Heights 48071                28900 Schoolcraft Rd., Livonia 48150                       45100 Ford Rd., Canton 48187

FIVE-STAR LANES (50)                      (586) 939-2550    COLONIAL LANES (40)                      (734) 665-4475               SEE NEXT PAGE
2666 Metropolitan Pky., Sterling Heights 48077              1950 Industrial Hwy., Ann Arbor 48104

KINGSWOOD LANES (24)                   (586) 469-6411       COUNTRY LANES (32)                       (248) 476-3201
44925 Groesbeck Hwy., Clinton Twp. 48036                    30250 W. 9-Mile Rd., Farmington 48336
Wednesday, July 29, 2009

‘National Bowling League’ Ahead of Its Time
   • WHENEVER I mention the National                 ers earned $25,000 for the season and some         leagues ever succeed from the start; they must    pate and consider it one of their most memo-
Bowling League I get blank stares from most.         close to $50,000. Those were big bucks 40          build up over time, and the NBL didn’t have       rable bowling experiences, and the only time
   Yes, there was an NBL, and the dream was          years ago and in line with the salaries paid       the luxury of time because of financial losses.   they could bowl for a living and know they
to put bowling on the same footing as the            other professional athletes.                          You can’t blame some of the top stars for      could make a good living with their bowling
                             other pro sports. It        The pro tour had started and the average       not jumping in simply because they were do-       talent.
                             did get off the         first-place prize was less than $3,000. In 1960    ing well and didn’t want to get into an iffy          More than memories last from NBL be-
                             ground, more            Don Carter led the money winning list with         situation. The bowling industry sat on the        ginnings. Most of the various point systems
                             than 40 years ago,      $22,525 and in 1961 Dick Weber was best            sidelines mostly, not hindering the league, but   utilized in leagues and tournaments are off-
                             but not too far. In     with $26,280. So it was a good deal for top        not helping it much either.                       shoots of the then new and creative scoring.
                             fact it had a shaky     bowlers to opt for a guaranteed salary with           More than 100 of the best bowlers in the       The NBL was just a blip in bowling history,
                             flight all the way      no expenses needed to compete, and mem-            country from more than 20 states did partici-     but made the sport just a little bit better, too.
                             in the less-than-a-     bers of the league also were allowed to bowl
                             year it was in ex-      in some outside tournaments.
                             istence.                    The NBL was founded in February of
                                 The circuit         1960. Action started in the fall of 1961 and it
                             boasted 10 teams:
                             the Kansas City
                                                     was all over by the spring of 1962.
                                                         There is no single reason why it failed, but     Sunday Afternoon Mixed
  By CHUCK                   Stars (Blue and         there are a number of factors. The idea was

 Bowling Hall-of-Famer
                             Gray) Los Ange-
                             les Toros (Black
                             and Gray), Dallas
                                                     probably ahead of its time. The schedule was
                                                     atrocious. Super stars did not enter the fold.
                                                     Failure to obtain a national TV contract hurt
     and Nationally          Broncos (Red and        in two ways, in giving the league the notice                                          (All New Format)
  Syndicated Columnist       White), Omaha           and attention it needed and in adding rights
                             Packers (Blue and       money to the league.                                                 Meeting: August 9th at 2 p.m.
Gold), Fort Worth Panthers (Black and                    Though many of the owners were over
White), Detroit Thunderbirds (Brown and              ambitious and under financed they deserve                  Starting: August 16th at 2:15 p.m. (Practice at 2 p.m.)
Blue), United States Orphans, formerly the           the highest praise for being pioneers in at-
San Antonio Cavaliers (Red, White and Blue),
New York Gladiators (Black and Gold), Twin
                                                     tempting to fill a possible need. And they put
                                                     their money into the project. They spent more
                                                                                                             5-Person Mixed Team (At Least 2 Women)
City Skippers (Blue and White) and Fresno            than $20 million in building revolutionary                  Team Cap 1050 • Hdcp. 80% • Dues $15 • 34 Weeks
Bombers (Gold and Brown).                            new bowling stadiums or in converting bowl-
   Each team was required to carry at least          ing centers or theatres into bowling arenas.                               JACKPOTS TO INCLUDE:
seven players on its roster and was allowed a            There weren’t enough fans to pay the bills
maximum of nine, though changes were fre-            but there were fans, some events drawing more                            2nd Game Doubles $1 Individual
quent. The minimum wage was $6,000, and              than 2,000, but the league didn’t last long
there was no maximum and a number of play-           enough to create new fans. Few, if any sports                           3rd Game Doubles $10 w/Everyone

                                                                                                                        League Expanding to 32 Teams
                                  GET THE BOWLER’S DIGEST                                                                Contact James Ponder (248) 842-7684 or

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                                                                                                                                        (586) 758-4030
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                Bowling Centers Association
                  of Southeast Michigan                                                                                                                                    MEMBER CENTERS

   THUNDERBIRD LANES (46)                                                                                                               SKORE LANES (48)
   400 W. Maple Rd., Troy 48084
                                                    (248) 362-1660
                                                                                   DOWNRIVER                                            22255 Ecorse Rd., Taylor 48180
                                                                                                                                                                                      (313) 291-6220

   WESTLAND BOWL (60)                               (734) 722-7570    BIDDLE BOWL (8)                               (734) 283-0660      TAYLOR LANES (48)                             (734) 946-9092
   5940 Wayne Rd., Westland 48185                                     708 Biddle, Wyandotte 48192                                       24800 Eureka, Taylor 48180

   WOODLAND LANES (32)                              (734) 522-4515    FORT PARK REC. (18)                           (313) 383-1677      WOODHAVEN LANES (36)                          (734) 675-3554
   33775 Plymouth Rd., Livonia 48150                                  2055 Fort Park Blvd., Lincoln Park 48146                          20000 Van Horn Rd., Woodhaven 48183

   YPSI-ARBOR LANES (40)                            (734) 434-1110    INDIAN LANES (32)                             (734) 283-4700
   2985 Washtenaw, Ypsilanti 48197                                    4500 13th St., Wyandotte 48192
                                                                                                                                                                            Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Never Underestimate a Good Pair of Bowling Shoes
                                                     handers) slips out from under you as you push                   ***                                     x Send Questions to “Cheryl Daniels,”
                                                     off into your slide or last step you are losing      • FOR APPOINTMENTS, call (248)                     P.O. Box 252052, Novi, MI 48376-0252,

                                                     a lot of leverage at release point.                344-8940.                                            e-mail or
                                                         The better made shoes have a rubber push                     —                                      visit
                                                     off sole on the right shoe and a leather slide
                                                     sole on the left (for right-handers). The ca-
                                                     sual shoe is made to fit a left-handed or right-
                                                     handed bowler and both the left and right shoe
                                                                                                        New Bowling Season Just Around the Corner
                                                     is a slide sole.                                                                      (Continued from Page 3)
                                                         All good bowlers and aspiring bowlers          ing a center-only distribution night. In those cases all of the supplies will be given out at that
                                                     should invest in a good pair of bowling shoes.     center by MDUSBC representatives.
                                                     The tennis style or casual shoes are fine for          For those leagues where the center will not be hosting a center-only event the supplies can
                                                     beginners, but if you want better support and      be picked up at the MDUSBC office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. If this
                            By CHERYL                a more consistent slide, a good pair of bowl-      is inconvenient please call the association office to make other arrangements.
                             DANIELS                 ing shoes is essential.
                                                         The most high tech shoes have changeable
                               Member of the         slide soles and slide heels. If you bowl in dif-                                 CHANGES FOR THE FALL
                            Professional Women’s     ferent centers or lots of tournaments, you will       • THERE ARE five new rule changes that may affect league operations in the 2009-10
                             Bowling Association     encounter many different approaches. Some          season. In all cases leagues will be been given the flexibility to adopt these rules otherwise
                                                     approaches will be slippery and some will be       the USBC rule would be followed.
    • THE FEET are the foundation of the             tacky (sticky).                                       USBC Rule 105 gives the league the flexibility for vacancy scores just as they are for absentee
swing, and having good solid footwork sup-               Being able to adjust your slide sole and       scores. Under previous rules a vacancy score would never be reduced as an absentee score generally is.
plies leverage throughout the approach and           heel to fit the different approaches is invalu-    With this rule a league can adopt a rule which would treat a vacancy score as an absentee score is.
at release point.                                    able. Today there are a lot of bowling manu-          USBC Rule 107(c) allows a team using a substitute to be eligible for all high team prizes unless the
    In all sports today, footwear plays an im-       facturers that offer the better made bowling       league has a rule otherwise.
portant role and has become more and more            shoes that will help you get more out of your         USBC Rule 109(a) allows leagues the expanded flexibility to decide the minimum number for a
                                                                                                        legal line-up.
“high tech.” Tennis players, golfers, basket-        bowling game.
                                                                                                           USBC Rule 113(a) allows leagues to adopt a rule to declare co-champions.
ball players, boxers, runners, football play-                              ***
                                                                                                           USBC Rule 113(b) allows leagues the opportunity to decide what type of tiebreaker best suits its
ers, etc., all have sport specific shoes for their       • NOW OPEN — Cheryl’s Strike Mas-
respective sports. Bowling, like all sports, has     ters Pro Shop (located inside Novi Bowling
become more high tech and so has the bowl-           Center). Pro Shop Hours: (Spring hours)
ing footwear.                                        Monday-Saturday (5 p.m. to 8 p.m) and ap-
    Being able to generate power from the legs       pointments available from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
becomes much easier when you have good
footwear. In bowling, the right foot for right-
                                                     Get an equipment analysis and a custom de-
                                                     signed layout for your style of play. We will                    CAN-AM BAKER
handed bowlers is used to push off into the          match you up with the proper equipment for
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               IMPROVE YOUR GAME!                                                                                                    2008-09 Schedule
                           PRIVATE LESSONS                                                                         DATE
                                                                                                                                         BOWLING CENTER
                                                                                                                                         FIVE STAR LANES
                                                                                                                                                                                       12:15 p.m.
                           By Professional Women’s Bowling Association Star                                        11/08/08              THUNDERBOWL LANES —                           12:15 p.m.
                           CHERYL DANIELS                                                                          11/29/08
                                                                                                                                         SUNNYBROOK LANES
                                                                                                                                         WAYNE BOWL
                                                                                                                                                                                       12:15 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                       12:15 p.m.
                                                                                                                   1/11/09               NOVI BOWL — $2000                             2:30 p.m.
           Strike Masters Pro Shop                                                                                 1/24/09
                                                                                                                                         BOWL ONE LANES
                                                                                                                                         PLAZA LANES
                                                                                                                                                                                       12:15 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                       12:15 p.m.
                                                                                                                   2/28/09               TAYLOR LANES — OPEN                           12:15 p.m.
                           Located Inside Novi Bowling Center                                                      3/14/09               WAYNE BOWL                                    12:15 p.m.
                                                                                                                   3/28/09               WESTLAND BOWL                                 12:15 p.m.
                                                                                                                   4/11/09               BAY LANES — OPEN                              1:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                   10/24/09              BOWL ONE                                      12:15 p.m.
                                                                                                                   11/14/09              PLAZA LANES                                   12:15 p.m.
                                                                                                                   11/28/09              OAK LANES —                                   12:15 p.m.
                                                                                                                                         OVER/UNDER 50 OPEN
                                                                                                                   12/12/09              STERLING LANES                                12:15 p.m.
                                                                                                                   12/26/09              TROY LANES —                                  12:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                         GRAND FINALS

                                                                                                                            ALL DATES, CENTERS, AND TIMES ARE
                                                                                                                              SUBJECT TO CHANGE IF NEEDED.

                                                                                                                 THERE IS A DRESS CODE FOR THE GRAND FINALS.
                                                                                                                                      430 average cap
                                                                                                             (Based on 3 yr. composite of all leagues excluding sport conditions )
                                                                                                                                   Entry Fee: $120/team
                           GET A CUSTOM DESIGNED LAYOUT
                              FOR YOUR STYLE OF PLAY
                              (248) 344-8940
Wednesday, July 15, 2009

    Match Play 64 Shootout
                   TOURNAMENT & BOWLING TV SHOW

               Top 4 Women Make TV Cut & Top 4 Men Make TV Cut

        1st Place $500 Each Division
                                        Hosted by:
                            CLOVERLANES BOWL
                           28900 Schoolcraft Road in Livonia
        Saturday, Aug. 15 at 11 a.m. • 3-Game Qualifier
                                 Top 64 Scores Move On

      So You Think You’re One of The Best Bowlers in Michigan?
                Here’s Your Chance to Prove It on TV!
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                                                                                                                                                                   Wednesday, July 29, 2009

‘World Series of Bowling’ Kicks Off at Taylor Lanes, Thunderbowl
           (Continued from Page 1)                    Aug. 30-Sept. 4 — PBA World Champi-               Prize Funds — Prize funds for Ex-
ship will be bowled to its conclusion as a best-   onship, PBA Women’s World Championship           empt Tour events are set at $192,600 total per
of-seven-game match play event. The finals         and PBA Senior World Championship,               event ($25,000 first place). Women’s Series
of the PBA World Championship will air live        Thunderbowl Lanes                                boasts a total purse of $50,800 ($10,000 first
on Dec. 13 from Northrock Lanes in Wichita,           Sept. 5-6 — ESPN taping of final rounds       place).
Kan.                                               for all events except the PBA Cheetah Cham-          Prize funds for open events vary depend-
                                                   pionship and the PBA World Championship          ing on the event. For example, the Motor City
   Schedule — Events that make up                                                                   Open prize fund payout ratio will be 1 in 3
                                                   will take place in Thunderbowl’s arena. The
World Series of Bowling:
                                                   finals of the PBA World Championship will        based on the number of entries with a guar-         2009 PBA World Series
   Aug. 3-6 — Motor City Open, Taylor
                                                   be televised live on ESPN from Northrock         anteed first prize of $25,000 and last to cash       of Bowling Schedule
                                                   Lanes in Wichita, Kan., on Dec. 13 at 1 p.m.     of $1,400.
   Aug. 8-13 — PBA Cheetah Championship,              Tickets are available for TQRs, practice          For the PBA World Championship the                Upcoming Events
Thunderbowl Lanes                                  days, qualifying rounds, match play rounds       prize fund payout ratio is 1 in 4 with a mini-
                                                                                                                                                         LUMBER LIQUIDATORS PBA TOUR
   Aug. 14-16 — PBA Viper Championship             and ESPN telecasts. PBA is offering a vari-      mum of 53 checks based on 160 entries. A
                                                                                                                                                                  MOTOR CITY OPEN
and PBA Women’s Series Viper Champion-             ety of ticket options and packages. They may     54th place check would be paid when entries
ship, Thunderbowl Lanes                            be purchased by visiting www.pbaworldseries      reach 216. First place pays $50,000; last to                  Taylor Lanes, Taylor
                                          or onsite at Taylor Lanes and      cash $1,400.                                       Sunday, Aug. 2
   Aug. 18-20 — PBA Chameleon Champi-
                                                   Thunderbowl Lanes.                                   For the PBA Senior World Championship,          2 and 6 p.m. — Pro-Am squads
onship and PBA Women’s Series Chameleon                                                             the prize fund payout ratio is 1 in 3 based on
Championship                                          Entry Fees — PBA open field entry                                                                Monday, Aug. 3
                                                                                                    the number of entries; first place will be         11 a.m. — Practice
   Aug. 23-25 — PBA Viper Championship             fees will be $500 (Motor City Open, PBA          $15,000, last cash $1,000 with an additional
                                                   World Championship, PBA Women’s and                                                                  6 p.m. — Pro-Am squad
and PBA Women’s Series Viper Champion-                                                              10 Super Senior checks (ages 60 and over out
ship, Thunderbowl Lanes                            Senior World Championship). Non-member           of the regular prize list) that pay $700 each.     Tuesday, Aug. 4
                                                   open field entry fee is set at $600. TQR entry       The Women’s World Championship also             8 a.m. — A Squad, 5 games qualifying
   Aug. 27-29 — PBA Shark Championship
                                                   fees are $300 for PBA members and $325 for       sports a $15,000 first prize with a payout ra-     11 a.m. — B Squad, 5 games qualifying
and PBA Women’s Series Shark Champion-
ship, Thunderbowl Lanes                            non-members if paid in advance; $325 and         tio of 1 in 3 based on entries; first place will    4 p.m. — B Squad, 5 games qualifying
                                                   $350 if paid on site.                            be $15,000 and last cash $1,100.                    7 p.m. — A squad, 5 games qualifying
                                                                                                                                                       Wednesday, Aug. 5
                                                                                                       Tour Qualifiers — For Lumber Liq-                8 a.m. — B Squad, 5 games qualifying
                                                                                                    uidators PBA Tour events, Tour Qualifying           1 p.m. — A Squad, 5 games qualifying
                         Beech Lanes                                                                Rounds — called TQRs — are open to ama-
                                                                                                    teurs and non-exempt professionals. They are
                                                                                                                                                         (top 24 advance to round robin match play)
                                                                                                                                                        6 p.m. — Match Play Round One, 8 games
          15492 Beech Daly in Redford • (313) 531-3800                                              scheduled on weekends and will advance a
                                                                                                    minimum of 10 players into the fields of           Thursday, Aug. 6
                                                                                                    World Series events.                               11 a.m. — Match Play Round Two, 8 games
                FALL LEAGUE LINE-UP                                                                    For the first time, PBA Women’s Series
                                                                                                    events will hold TQRs with at least two play-
                                                                                                                                                       6 p.m. — Match Play Round Three, 8 games
                                                                                                                                                             Top 5 advance to stepladder finals
                                                                                                                                                               (Saturday, Sept. 5, 3:30 p.m.,
               MONDAY MORNING MIXED DOUBLES                                                         ers advancing to the field of 18.
                                                                                                                                                           Thunderbowl Lanes, Allen Park, Mich.)
           Starts Aug. 31 at 11 a.m. • Meeting Aug. 24 at 11 a.m.                                       Formats — The Motor City Open —
                                                                                                    open to exempt professionals, non-exempt             LUMBER LIQUIDATORS PBA TOUR
           Fun But Competitive Doubles (1 man + 1 woman = 1 team)
                                                                                                    professionals and amateurs — consists of 15               CHEETAH CHAMPIONSHIP
     Dues $15 Per Week • Super Prize Fund • $20 Team Entry Holds Your Spot
                   Handicap 80% from 420 (team cap of 420)                                          qualifying games followed by round-robin                 Thunderbowl Lanes, Allen Park
            Shorter 32-Week Season and Fun Season-End Banquet!                                      match play for the top 24. Top five after match    Monday, Aug. 10
                                                                                                    play will advance to stepladder finals.            11 a.m. — Practice
                                                                                                        The PBA Cheetah, Viper, Chameleon,
                    TUESDAY NIGHT MIXED 4SOME                                                       Scorpion and Shark Championships (exempt           Tuesday, Aug. 11
           Starts Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. • Meeting Aug. 25 at 7 p.m.                                     events) are named after and conducted on            8 a.m. — Round One Qualifying, 7 games
                                                                                                                                                        3 p.m. — Round Two Qualifying, 7 games
                    $5,000 1st Place GUARANTEED!                                                    PBA’s lane conditions. The events consist of
                                                                                                                                                           (top 28 advance; top 4 to Round of 16,
         4-Person Mixed Combo (at least one female) • Dues $18 Per Week                             14 games of qualifying with top 28 advanc-
                                                                                                                                                              5-28 to Round of 28-1 and 28-2)
           Jackpots 2nd Game Doubles • $40 Team Entry Holds Your Spot                               ing to best-of-seven game, single-elimination
                                                                                                    matches. Top four earn first-round byes; four      Wednesday, Aug. 12
             Handicap is 80% of the Difference in the 2 Teams’ Averages
                                                                                                    survivors advance to ESPN TV finals (except         9 a.m. — Round of 28-1, best of 7 games
                                                                                                    Cheetah Championship, which will be bowled                        (top 6 advance)
                   WEDNESDAY ST. EUGENE MEN’S                                                       to its conclusion as a best-of-seven match play     2 p.m. — Round of 28-2, best of 7 games
         Starts Sept. 9 at 6:45 p.m. • Meeting Aug. 5 at 7 p.m.                                                                                                       (top 6 advance)
             Well Established Men’s League Looking for a Few Teams                                                                                      7 p.m. — Round of 16, best of 7 games
                                                                                                        The PBA Women’s Series (presented by
                                                                                                                                                                      (top 8 advance)
         5-Men Per Team • No Individual Average Cap • Dues $18 Per Week                             “”) Viper, Chameleon, Scorpion and
                   End-of-Season Banquet and Great Pay-Out!                                         Shark Championships (exempt events) con-           Thursday, Aug. 13
        League is Competitive and Scores Well, But There is Some Fun, Too!                          sist of 14 qualifying games with cut to top         9 p.m. — Round of 8, best of 7 games
                                                                                                    eight for best-of-seven game single-elimina-        2 p.m. — Semifinal Round, best of 7 games
                  THURSDAY LADIES CLASSIC TRIO                                                      tion matches leading to the final two for the       7 p.m. — Championship Round, best of 7
                                                                                                    TV finals.                                         games
      Starts Aug. 27 at 6:45 p.m. • Meeting Aug. 20 at 6:45 p.m.
                                                                                                        The PBA World Championship is open to
                   $3,000 1st Place GUARANTEED!                                                     exempt and non-exempt professionals as well
                                                                                                                                                          LUMBER LIQUIDATORS PBA TOUR
                League Has a Sponsor • Dues are $18 Per Week                                                                                                    VIPER CHAMPIONSHIP
                                                                                                    as amateurs. The event consists of 18 quali-
   Affordable Jackpots ($30 for All) • Handicap 70% from 630 (team cap of 630)                      fying games on three different lane patterns             Thunderbowl Lanes, Allen Park
               Split 32-Week Season ($1,500 1st Place Each Half)                                    followed by a nine-game qualifying round.          Friday, Aug. 14
   16 Team Ownerships Available (9 remain) • $25 Team Entry Holds Your Spot                         The top 40 advance to best-seven-game,             11 a.m. — Practice
                  Banquet Provided by Sponsor at Season End                                         single-elimination match play. The top eight        3 & 6 p.m. — Pro-Am squads
          For More Information, Call Connie Cleveland at (313) 778-5996                             earn first-round byes, advancing to Round of       Saturday, Aug. 15
                                                                                                    Super 16. Four survivors advance to the TV          8 a.m. — Round One Qualifying, 7 games
                       SUNDAY COUCH POTATOES                                                        live ESPN final on Dec. 13 in Wichita, Kan.         3 p.m. — Round Two Qualifying, 7 games
                               Starts Sept. 13 at 7 p.m.                                                The PBA Women’s and PBA Senior World               (top 28 advance; top 4 to Round of 16,
     Fun Mixed Combo with 4 Per Team • Only $12 Per Week • Only 15 Weeks                            Championships feature a format the same as                      5-28 to Round of 28)
      Includes Season-End Banquet, Prize Money and Trophies for 1st Place                           PBA World except that the top 20 women and         Sunday, Aug. 16
        Lucky Strike and More! • There is Handicap and Room for Beginners                           top 20 seniors advance to best-of-seven-game,       9 a.m. — Round of 28, best of 7 games
                               Don’t Miss This One!                                                 single-elimination match play; top four earn                     (top 12 advance)
                                                                                                    byes to Round of Super 8. Two surviving se-         2 p.m. — Round of 16, best of 7 games
                    FOR MORE INFO ON LEAGUES,                                                       niors and two surviving women advance to                          (top 8 advance)
                                                                                                    the finals.                                         7 p.m. — Round of 8, best of 7 games
                     CALL VICKI AT (248)231-5901                                                                                                             (top four advance to ESPN finals)
                                                                                                               (Continued on Page 12)
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
                                                                                                                                                             Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Five Candidates for MMBA Hall of Fame                                                            ‘World Series of Bowling’ Kicks Off
    • FIVE members — Doug                                        Travis Franz — 3 years of
DeMarois, D.J. Hochstein,
Travis Franz, Chris Marshall
                                                              age, 15 years a member joining
                                                              the MMBA on 2-14-95. Partici-
                                                                                                   at Taylor Lanes, Thunderbowl
and Tony Stipcak — have been                                  pated in 107 tournaments. Win-                                   (Continued from Page 10)
named to the Budweiser Michi-                                 ner of three titles — Bowl One
                                                                                                   Television — World Series of
gan Majors Bowling Associa-                                   2002, Plaza 2003, Doubles
                                                                                                Bowling taped events will air on
tion Hall of Fame ballot.                                     2003 plus one second-place fin-   ESPN starting Oct. 25 in the PBA’s
    The ballots have been sent to                             ish. He has one 300 game in
                                                                                                usual Sunday 1 p.m. time slot.
the 12-man Hall of Fame com-                                  MMBA competition. He has
                                                                                                WSOB events will essentially make
mittee to vote on. The Hall was                               made the finals 19 times, cash-   up the first half of the 2009-10 Lum-
opened in 1980 and now has 58                                 ing in 43 tournaments. A life-
                                                                                                ber Liquidators PBA Tour season.
enshrined.                                                    time average of 216 for 916
                                                                                                For the PBA World Championship,
    Listed below is a capsule of
the accomplishments for the
                                     By KEN                   games. He is 56th on the all-
                                                              time money list with $12,425 in
                                                                                                the four survivors advance to the live ESPN final on Dec. 13 at Northrock Lanes in
                                                                                                Wichita, Kan.
five nominees in alphabetical      CHARRETTE                  earnings.
                                                                                                   The second half of the 2009-10 Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour season will be more
order. The results will be posted       Member of the            Chris Marshall — 40 years      traditional, with live television and stops across the country between January and April.
in a future issue of Bowler’s Di- Greater Detroit Bowling of age, 13 years a member join-
                                                                                                The second half will include three major championships - the Tournament of Champi-
gest.                                   Hall of Fame          ing the MMBA on 1-11-97. Par-     ons, USBC Masters and U.S. Open.
    Doug DeMarois — 52 years                                  ticipated in 64 tournaments.         Bowling fans around the world will be able to follow WSOB action through
of age, 20 years a member joining the MMBA Winner of five titles — Match Game 1997 (a           and its new subscription-based “bowling channel,” Xtra Frame. More than 100 hours
on 2-19-72. Participated in 118 tournaments. MMBA major), Galaxy 2000, doubles 2002,            of online programming using the latest in Internet streaming will also feature an ESPN
Winner of two titles — Redford 1983, Cherry Championship 2003 (a MMBA major), Royal             Sports Center-style program called PBA: 39x60.
Hill 1986. One 300 game in MMBA compe- Scot 2008, plus three second-place finishes.
tition. Served on the Board of Directors for He has seven 300 games in MMBA competi-                Side Events — Eight “side events” are scheduled during the World Series of
seven years. He has made the finals 23 times tion. He has made the finals 15 times cashing      Bowling. All side action entry fees go directly into the prize fund (no lineage or admin-
cashing in 58 tournaments. A lifetime aver- in 32 tournaments. A lifetime average of 224        istrative fees).
age of 206 for 980 games. He is 66th on the for 635 games. He is 45th on the all-time               Three side tournaments with $250 entry fee are restricted to non-exempt players.
all-time money list with $11,505 in earnings. money list with $14,535 in earnings.              Five sweepers with $100 and $80 entry fees are open to all comers.
                                                                                                    In order to participate in any side event, a bowler must enter at least one of the main
    D.J. Hochstein — 43 years of age, 19            Tony Stipcak — 50 years of age, 17 years    tournaments or any of the TQRs. Sweepers will be conducted on the PBA’s Earl An-
years a member joining the MMBA on 7-19- a member joining the MMBA on 1-16-82.                  thony, Tournament of Champions, U.S. Open, Dick Weber and Shark lane conditioning
80. Participated in 108 tournaments. Winner Winner of two titles — 21st Century 1984,           patterns.
of two titles — Royal Oak 1982, Fair Lanes Stardust 1987, plus one second-place finish.
1989, plus six second-place finishes. Bowler He was Bowler of the Year in 1987. He has              More Info — Detailed World Series of Bowling schedule and ticket information
of the Year 1989. He has made the finals 24 two 300 games in MMBA competition. He               is available at a dedicated website,
times cashing in 49 tournaments. A lifetime has made the finish 16 times, cashing in 62
average of 206 for 955 games. He is 36th on tournaments. A lifetime average of 206 for
all-time money winner list with $16,120 in 1,115 games. He is 54th on the all-time money
earnings.                                       list with $12,785 in earnings.

            GUS PONDER’S
                                                                                                 GREAT ‘8’ INVITATIONAL
                                                                                                  WEDNESDAYS AT 7:30 P.M.
             BOWL ONE                                                                                              League Starts Aug. 26th
                                                                                                                League Meeting Aug. 5th at 7 p.m.
           SENIOR CLASSIC                                                                                         $22 PER WEEK • 35 WEEKS

                      Mondays at 10:15 a.m.                                                     $15,000 Guaranteed 1st Place
                                                                                                                     (Based on 24 Teams)
                      55 Years Old and Older
                                                                                                   Top 8 Teams Make Year-End Rolloff
        $1,500 1st Place                                                                            to Compete for 1st Place Money
                                                                                                              Brackets / Jackpots (optional)
      Guaranteed Each Half                                                                               LAST PLACE PAYS $1,500
                                                                                                             $25 Deposit Secures Your Spot
                $300 Last Place                                                                                Visit Plaza Lanes’ Website for Rules
              Guaranteed Each Half                                                                                   (last year’s) and Other Info

                           (Based on 22 Teams of 4)                                                      OTHER LEAGUES AVAILABLE:
          $15 A WEEK INCLUDES MYSTERY                                                                     Men • Women • Mixed • Youth
      AVERAGES 170 AND UP • NO AVERAGE CAP                                                                SOME PRIME SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE
      31-WEEK SPLIT SEASON • STARTS SEPT. 14                                                                     FOR FULL LEAGUES!
             Individuals and Teams Needed
      CONTACT GUS PONDER AT 586-754-8248
                                                                                                                       PLAZA LANES
                                                                                                            42001 ANN ARBOR RD. IN PLYMOUTH
       or BOWL ONE LANES AT 248-588-4850
                                                                                                      (734) 453-4880 • FAX 734-453-7118
            1639 E. 14 Mile Rd. in Troy                                                                         

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