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					                                        The Van-Port
                                                “The Northwest’s Bowling Newspaper”
      Volumn 17, No. 12                                                                                              April, 2010


         Bill Michaels Jr.
        Masters Champion
             Patience & Perseverance Pays Off
                                 By Bob Wells
        Bill Michaels Jr. of Vancouver, Washington has a new trophy to add to his
collection, after grinding through the loser’s bracket to win the 25th Annual Reser’s
Portland Masters at Kellogg Bowl in Milwaukie, Oregon.
        Participating in his 6th Portland Masters Tournament, Bill showed his
experience and especially his patience as he had to go through the loser’s bracket to
get to the finals. Bill qualified 5th after the first 10 games; then defeated Greg Clark
and Mike Danielson, his first two matches. Next he ran into Kevin Henderson of
Albany who was probably the strongest 32nd qualifier in tournament history, and lost
“614” to “560.” That loss put Bill into the loser’s bracket and he had to bowl every
match from that point on. Bill bowled 4 matches on Saturday and 6 mores matches
on Sunday including a double win against the tournament leader Ian Willard of
Milwaukie.
        Ian Willard and Dan Jackson were the two undefeated bowlers left on Sunday.
They slugged it out in our highest match of the tournament with Ian winning “741 to           Bill Micahesl Jr with trophy
678”, putting Dan into the loser’s bracket. After Michaels defeated Bob Porter (605
to 554) in the last match on Saturday, he came up against the player he feared the
most, left hander Stoney Brown at 9:30 Sunday morning. But, his perseverance and patience paid off as
he beat Stoney 613 to 593. Next was another very talented left hander, Dennis Powell of Eugene. Bill
got by him “560” to “518”. But, look who was next…Kevin Henderson, the bowler who knocked Bill
into the loser’s bracket. This time it was bill’s turn as he defeated Kevin “654” to “483.” Now it was
Dan Jackson’s turn to come up against Bill, but again Bill came through with a “663” to “566” match to
win putting himself into the championship match against Ian Willard, the only undefeated bowler left.
This meant that Bill would have to beat him twice to win the title and that’s just what Bill did to become
the champion.
        Bill, who suffered a heart attack last June at the young age of 45, and is now on blood pressure
medication, commented that his patience really paid off for him as he got a lot of breaks at opportune
times in most of his matches and his opponents didn’t capitalize on his mistakes.
        This was his 6th attempt, with a 2nd place finish to Scott How in 2006 being his best finish prior
to this year’s win. He also has a PBA title to his credit, as he won the 1996 Resident Pro title for the
Northwest Region.
Bill said that what makes this win so special is that exactly 40 years ago his mother, Marie, won the US
Open also held at Kellogg Bowl. She was at Kellogg all weekend to watch him bowl, along with his
wife Toni and best friends Dennis and Robin Bailey.
Bill won $2,000, a Great Eagle Trophy, and a spot in next year’s USBC Masters in Reno. With his 2nd
place finish, Ian Willard gets $1,000 and a spot in next year’s USBC Masters also.
        Tournament highlights and sponsors information can be seen at www.portlandmasters.com,                 Ian Willard
along with some past history of this great event.

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  Results of Open Tournament at Triangle Bowl
     The team “2 right and 2 left” took first place. Team was com-
  posed of two left handed bowlers; ernie Gerald and Dale Hogman
  and two righties, Kurt Bogner and Dick Oxford. Bogner also won
  first in all events.




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SEATTLE, Wash. (March 24, 2010) The Professional Bowlers
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                                                                                                                April, 2010-The Van-Port-3
Good turnout for Classic at Husted’s Hazel Dell Lanes
Attendance was good considering it was the first weekend of spring break in Oregon. We had 87 bowlers and scoring was good. It took 216 average
to make the cut in “AA” and 219 in the Classic divisions. There were 2-275’s, a 276, and 2-277’s in qualifying, and it got better in the finals with
165 average Henry Nickila Jr. and “Classic” Division bowler Tyler Porter both lining up and rolling 300 games. Both are receiving $50 scholar-
ships for this accomplishment. There was more excitement with a 9th & 10th frame roll off for the 6th match play spot between Ryan Nikolas of
Milwaukie and Jordan Yoke of Longview. Nikolas rolled 57 & Yoke failed to strike on his 2nd ball ending the roll off. Excitement all around at this
one, and it continued into the final match in the classic division!
 In the Classic Division (200 & up): Brandon Loyear of Portland led the way into match play with 1192 and Jason DeGeus of Hood River was in
2nd with 1124. They both won 4 of their first 5 matches, ending with DeGeus in front with 2451 and Loyear trailing with 2401. Loyear came back
with a 244 to 224 for DeGeus, and we had a tie at 2675! They both received 1st place titles, $70 scholarships, DeGeus added a star to his banner
and Loyear earning his. Whew! What a match! Tyler Porter of Vancouver with a 300 in the finals finished 2nd with 2618, Ryan Nikolas of
Milwaukie 3rd with 2550, Cameron Weier of Federal Way 4th with 2409, and Preston Doupeâ•™ of Portland 5th with 2303. The cut was 1098.
 In the “AA” Division (180-199): Tyler Satter of Salem qualified 1st, then won 4 of his 6 matches to win the title, add a star to his banner, and
collect a $125 scholarship with 2700. Ashton Coigny of Portland finished 2nd, rolling 267 his final match, just missing the title by 9 pins collected
a $60 scholarship, Darren Stanley of Vancouver finished 3rd earning a $30 scholarship with 2604, Mathew Lewis of Longview 4th with 2294,
Matthew Owen of Cottage Grove 5th with 2266, and Erik Voss of Portland 6th with 2221. The cut was 1083.
 In the “A” Division (156-179): Henry Nickila Jr. of Portland qualified 4th, then went on a scoring blitz his first 3 matches, rolling 258, 236, and
a perfect 300, jumping into first, and held on the rest of the way to win the title, earn his banner, and collect a $100 scholarship with a 2417 total.
Aaron Yoon of Beaverton finished 2nd earning a $50 scholarship with 2399, Chris Jacober of Molalla 3rd earning a $25 scholarship with 2310,
John Figuracion of Vancouver 4th with 2184, Steven Vermillion of Milwaukie 5th with 2034, and Katryn Comeau of Vancouver 6th with 2022. The
cut was 921.
 In the “B” Division (154 & under): Theresa Kelly of Vancouver rolled into the #1 qualifying spot, then never looked back in match play, winning
5 of her 6 matches to win the title, earn her banner, and collect a $55 scholarship with a 2107 total. Andrew Sherwood of Mulino finished 2nd with
2018, Mickie Lee of Molalla 3rd with 1863, Scott Lee of Milwaukie 4th with 1802, Kendra Preuss of Vancouver 5th with 1769, and Tristan Walker
of Milwaukie 6th with 1538. the cut was 691.
 Thank you Husted’s Hazel Dell Lanes in Vancouver for a great tournament. With Mike Mumby at the controls, all employees cheering and happy
we were there, and the full service restaurant cranking out great food, how could we go wrong?

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     MarkSmudde
  300 at Hazel DelPlus

4-The Van-Port-April, 2010
                                                                                scoring potential away.
                                                                                 When you roll your spinning ball onto the part of the lane with
                     coach’s corner                                             dressing (oil), the ball cannot hook because there is no friction
                             by Vince Schiro                                    between it and the lane. When it goes off of the dressing pattern, at
                                                                                the end of the pattern or off the side of it, the spinning ball and dry
                                                                                lane will create friction, and the ball will hook. If you roll with a
Is this you?                                                                    lot of spin, then you need to go onto the dry well down the lane. If
 Too much oil? Too little oil? Too     the pattern, reducing their scoring      you roll with very little side spin, then you need to go off the side
dry? Dressing pattern is bad.          capability by as much as 50%. Two        of the dressing pattern so your ball will hook earlier.
Real spotty tonight. Your scores       people lately, that complained to         No matter how you bowl, or how much knowledge you have about
are horrible because of one or         me about lane conditions roll the        our sport, do not go to the front counter any more and vent anger to
more of these problems? You run        ball dead straight!                      the desk person. They didnâ•™t assemble the lane, didnâ•™t ap-
to the front desk and vent your         First, for those of you that roll the   ply the dressing and didnâ•™t roll the ball. Either learn to bowl
anger? Boy, feel a lot better now!     ball straight. There are no lane con-    better or come back when you have cooled off, and talk with the
Guess I told them!                     ditions for you. No matter what is       lane person or the center manager. Most centers dress the lanes in
 You leave the center, get into        on the lane, your ball is still going    a manner that provides a high scoring potential for most bowlers.
your car and drive away. A little      straight. For those of you that roll     They want you happy and want you back.
snow is falling onto a frozen sur-     some hook potential. Use the pat-         Until next month, have fun bowling!
face and sticking. On your way         tern! Most centers dress the lanes
home, a light changes, and you         somewhere between the 7th board          Nickila rolls first 300 in OJCT
skid into the intersection and hit     on each side. So the slick is in the      Henry Nickila Jr. of Portland, with a 165 average rolled his perfecto
a car that was on a green light        middle of the lane. For these cen-       in the 3rd game of the "A" Division finals. His first 3 games in the
going the other way. Nobody is         ters, the active (dry or less dress-     finals were 258, 236, and 300 for a 794 series! He won 5 of his 6
hurt, but when a police officer        ing) part of the lane is outside the     matches to win the title. Tyler Porter of Vancouver rolled his perfecto
arrives to help you sort it out, you   seventh board. So if you are roll-       in his 4th game in the Classic Division match play finals and finished
vent your anger at him for put-        ing the second arrow, and your ball      2nd in the unlimited division. What better time to roll a 300 than in
ting the snow and ice on the road-     never makes it outside that 10th         the finals of a tournament! Nickila is in the white shirt and Tyler is in
way. There! Guess I told him!          board, you are giving a lot of your      the red shirt. An added thrill was being congratulated by Dave Husted.
 Sound kind of stupid? It’s no
different what you did to the desk
person back at the bowling cen-
ter. That person is there to help
you have a nice time. I’m sure
they didn’t put the dressing on
the lane any more than the officer
put the slick condition onto the
roadway.
 You may not like what I say next.
But if you look back, you will
probably find you lost control
because of something YOU did
or did not do. Driving a little too
fast? Not preparing far enough
ahead of time for a change in the
light? Not having studded tires?
Maybe not having enough expe-
rience driving on slick condi-
tions? Maybe just petrified and
stiff from your fear of the slick
road? Knuckles white from grip-
ping the steering wheel so hard?
Or do you still blame that officer?
 I know the above happens. I
have seen it over and over.
Bowlers run to the front desk or
control counter out of frustration
and vent their anger at the desk
person. Not only does that desk
person not have anything to do
with lane conditions, but in many
cases, they may not even be a
bowler. And probably, most of
your problems came from some-
thing you did or did not do.
 Bowlers have told me for years
that the lane conditions at so and
so lanes is horrible. Doesn’t mat-
ter which center it is. I’ve heard
complaints about most of them.
I have watched some of these
“complainers”•• and found that                         PBA Experience League - Friday’s 7:00pm
most of them fail to use the dress-                4 person teams -adults/teenagers-starts June 4th
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They either try too hard to play                    Allen’s Crosley Lanes - 360-693-4789
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                                                                                                                      April, 2010, The Van-Port-5
Hot Streak continues for Bill Michaels Jr.                                               1. Bill “Fantini” Michaels Jr 2666 $650
                                                                                          2. Nate “Dogg” Davis 2514 $525
        by Kathy Tribbey
                                                                                         3. Jason “Smokin” Trees 2502 $400
March 14, 2010 – AMF 20th Century                                                        4. Tim “Oscar” Myers 2453 $350
Lanes - The man is on fire, what more                                                    5. Jason “I Can’t Win A Match” Williams 2453 $300
can you say? The hot streak continues                                                    6. Matt “Chris’ Brother” Mongelli 2449 $275
for Vancouver’s Bill Michaels Jr, who                                                    7. Bob “The Builder” Aleksinski 2448 $260
recently topped the 125 man field at                                                     8. Jason “King Sparky” Lower 2446 $250
the Portland Masters. Michaels only
                                                                                         9. Rob “Switchfoot” Edwards 2426 $230
averaged a mere 253 for 11 games to
                                                                                         10. Eryk “Low Revs” Jensen 2425 $215
win the Larry’s Pro Shop OBA at 20th
Century. After 6, games he lapped the                                                    11. Dan “Action” Jackson 2414 $210
field of 70 entrants at +409. The cut                                                    12. Thomas “Teeters” Ault Jr 2394 $205
score was Tim Dunham at +164, last                                                        13. Craig “Meat Plate” Tuholski 2386 $200
cash went to Jay Spellman at +163 and                                                    14. Bob “WhoBob?” Porter 2331 $195
high senior out of the money went to Johnny More at +156.                                15. Jason “Squasher” Hollingsworth 2329 $190
  Michaels started the match play with a win over Dunham 236–227. Then he padded
                                                                                         16. Tim “Avoid Low Monitors” Dunham 2315 $185
his lead even more with a dominating win over Matt Mongelli 259–190. His next
                                                                                         17. David “Keebler” Grooms 2307 $180
match was his only loss on the day, with Nathan Davis squeaking by him 239 – 234.
He drew the charging Davis again, this time getting revenge 238-226.                     18. Gary “Yamanoodle” Yamasaki 2260 $175
  In the step-ladder final, Tim Myers ran the front 10 strikes before leaving a 4 pin,   19. Kurt “Bonger” Bogner 2222 $170
easily defeating Seattle’s Jason Williams 289 -205. Jason Trees sent Myers home in       20. Mike “Ghostly” Kasper 2217 $165
the next match 277 – 248. Lefty Nathan Davis put the heat on early on Trees and won      21. John “McNugget” Hugget 2203 $160
the lopsided match 258 – 168. The title match was exciting, it came down to the wire.    22. Jason “5th Arrow” Miller 2123 $155
Michaels finished the match first, posting a 213. He forced Davis to double twice in
                                                                                         23. Jay “Daisy” Spellman 2123 $150
order to win. Davis packed his first shot
dead flush, but fell short on his second
attempt and shot 211. Congratulations
to Bill Michaels Jr, it must have been
the kiss of lady luck!
  Thank you to Robin and her staff at
20 th Century Lanes for hosting our
event. And a very special thank you to
Larry Schwab for being such a great
supporter of the OBA. Without his
generosity, the OBA wouldn’t be nearly
as successful as it is today. Our next
event is April 11th at Valley Lanes in
Beaverton, please visit our website for
more details.


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    300 at Mt. Hood All Stars




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               photos by Bob Wells

6-The Van-Port-April, 2010
Gearhart, OR – Frank Dietz of Jefferson,
OR won the Budweiser Open at            Dietz NWST Budweiser
Recreation Lanes for his 16th NW Senior
Tour title. Dietz qualified 7th and moved  Open Champion
to the lead with one game remaining in
the match play finals after winning the first
three matches with games of 227, 257
and 237.
  Bob Sturdevant, Vancouver, WA, trailed
by 56 pins heading into the final match.                 Budweiser Open Final Results
Dietz answered the challenge by posting
                                                                   Recreation Lanes, Gearhart, OR
his highest game of the tournament to
                                                                       QUALIFYING FINALS   BONUS TOTAL      PRIZE
win 258-206. Sturdevant took 4th place
for his best NWST finish.                     1  Frank Dietz           1305       979      120   2404       $600
   Steve Michaliszyn, Vancouver, WA,          2  Steve Michaliszyn     1321       911      90    2322       $450
defeated newcomer Lori Eskew,                 3  Steve Convirs         1288       919      90    2297       $400
Hillsboro, in their final match 238-204 to    4  Bob Sturdevant        1351       855      60    2266       $350
claim the runner-up position. Eskew           5  Lori Eskew            1277       910      60    2247       $300
           th
finished 5 for her highest NWST finish.       6  Steve Kiss            1263       844      120   2227       $270
                                              T7 Jon Tang              1344       801      60    2205       $230
  Steve Convirs, Vancouver, WA, moved         T7 Walt Lundgren (SS)    1364       841      0     2205       $230
from his 8th place qualifying spot to claim   9  Dan Cain              1329       824      30    2183       $200
3rd place and his best NWST finish.           10 Gary Jackson (SS)     1254       835      60    2149       $190
   Walt Lundgren, Albany, OR, led             11 Gary Nichols (SS)     1263       825      30    2118       $180
qualifying with a 227 average, but had        12 Dennis Day            1321       744      0     2065       $170
trouble in match play when his four
                                                 Super Senior (SS)
opponents averaged a combined 240 and
                                                 Tom Dean              1251                                 $90
won every game.                                  Bill McNelly          1218                                 $80
  Three events remain in the 2009-2010
NW Senior Tour seaso n before the Grand Finals May 22-23 at Kellogg Bowl in Milwaukie, OR.


   Whittington
    STRIKES
      back
    Dale Whittington has had
enough of the “bridesmaid” tag.
He dominated in impressive fash-
ion on Sunday March 14 th , at
Hanscams Bowl in Klamath Falls.
He had a rash of 2nd place finishes
recently which included losing to
Jerome Lee at Caveman bowl last
month, and the Senior Masters in
Portland in Feb. This time he was
victorious and his opponent in that
final match was Jerome Lee! The
first match of the TV roll-off saw
Andy Magerle take out Pattie
Cochran who had been on a tear
all day. She started with (2) 7-10
splits in the first 3 frames and
could not recover. Andy would
then lose to the”Iœmanan”
Jerome, in a great game bowled
by both players. 268-238, Jerome
would come from behind to over-
take Brian Tinsley 247-227 and
then eventually lose to Dale with
a 246-236 final match. Great
bowling by all of these competi-
tors. It was our final regular event
of the season, with the Grand Fi-
nals slated for May 1st and 2nd at
Siskiyou Lanes in Yreka. You
need 3 tournaments to be eligible,
we have over $2,000 in added
money this year. And don’t forget
about the “Kettle Barbecue” on
Saturday night!!!
http://www.lavalanes.com/soas/
Seniors/results/soshanscams.htm

Randy R. Cochran
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                                                     It’s at the museum




                             Left” The legendary
                             Joe Norris waits to
                             greet arrivals at the   Pinboys hard at work in an old “pit” display
                             Bowling Museum


                                                       The International Bowling Campus in Arlington, Texas should
                                                     be a must visit for all bowlers. The campus serves as home to
                                                     many bowling organizations including the International Bowl-
                                                     ing Museum and Hall of Fame.
                                                       This museum collects, preserves and displays the 5,000-year
                                                     history that has led to the sport of bowling’s world wide suc-
                                                     cess. In addition to the history of bowling, the completely
                                                     interactive 21st Century International Museum and Hall of
                                                     Fame will focus on contemporary era of the sport, specifically
                                                     its youth programs and international competition. The museum
                                                     will also house the Celebrity Hall of Fame exhibit. Custom
                                                     bowling merchandise and branded memorabilia will be avail-
  A display of pins at the museum in Arlington       able at Spare Partz, a unique concept in museum stores.




8-The Van-Port-April, 2010
Come Visit...
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Pope’s Kids Place…Swiss Trio Bowling Tournament                                                By Ernie Gerald

In 2004 The Swiss Trio Tournaments were started at Chehalis Bowl as a benefit for the Pope’s Kids Place in Centralia, Washington. Dr.
Isaac Pope an avid bowler and a retired Pediatrician and Sherm Smith started Pope’s Kids Place in 2003. It was a way to raise funds
and awareness for the special needs families that Pope’s Kids respite-(temporary Relief)-program serves. The tournament was started
at Chehalis Bowl but soon outgrew the 8 lanes there and moved to Fairway Lanes which has 18 lanes. That worked well for a few years
until the devastating December 2007 flood. While Fairway Lanes was being rebuilt, the committee arranged for the 2008 tournament be
held at Triangle Bowl in Longview. Due to more demand for the growing tournament for a larger facility, the tournament has remained in
Longview’s Triangle Bowl where the 32 lane facility can accommodate such a large group. The purpose of this tournament as a fundraiser
is to further the mission of Pope’s Kids Place to provide comprehensive and integrated health and social services with a focus on children
with special needs. Children with special needs and financially disadvantaged are helped at Pope’s. Pope’s Place is striving to get
community involvement for the opportunity to invest in the mission by helping support Pope’s Kids Place. Therefore the Pope’s Swiss
Tournament each year is a lot of fun and rewarding knowing it is for the children.
         Now for the tournament results…On January 30th Lyle Overlay, veteran first baseman for the Toronto Blue Jays and local
Lewis County Resident, came out to lend his support for Pope’s Kid’s Place. His team “The Overlay’s” bowled 6 games and signed
autographs for over an hour including signing a pair of bowling shoes. One lucky raffle winner walked away with an official MLB Lyle
Overlay autographed baseball and bat. Saturday February 6th the 7th Popes Swiss Tournament got underway at Triangle Bowl with
25 teams. This was the 3rd year in a row for this tournament held at Triangle Bowl. This year’s entries came from as far away as eastern
and 176, then 4 dueces to finish at -43: 137th in the starting field of 354. After 18 games the field would be cut to the top 25%
= 88 bowlers. 2nd day Josh shot 1199 (21st on his Squad).
                                                                  Portlands Master
                                                              Director’s (l to r) Bill
                                                             Otken, Champion Bill
                                                            Michaels Jr., Bob Wells
                                                            and Dave Husted at the
                                                               recent tournament at
                                                                      Kellogg Bowl
  2010 has started off as a great year to bowl at Mt.
Hood Lanes. So far this year we have had perfect
games. Gary Lenox who shot his first game last
December has only been bowling for 11 months. Keep
your eye on him on the future. Other 300s: Bill Sand-
ers, Matt Jones, Craig Anderson, John Slovinec (see
last months Van-Port), Brenda Melton, second woman
to shoot 300 in league and Sundae Payne, first to 300
for a woman at Mt. Hood.




    Gary Lenox, shown above with Portland USBC
    direcotr Bob Van Horn, shot a perfect 300 game
    recently at Mt. Hood Lanes. What’s so great about
    that” Gary has been bowling for only 11 months
    when he shot the perfect game! VanHorn presented
    Gary with his 300 ring.




                                  Craig Aderson
        Matt Jones
                                   300-Feb. 7
        300-Jan. 21




                                     Bill Sanders
      Brenda Melton                   300-Jan. 5
       300-Mar. 16

10-The Van-Port- April, 2010
 US Open recap by Mick McMahon
  National US Open 2010. Thank you Corey Kistner, Kirk VonKrueger, PBA, BPAA, Woodland Bowl, PBA Staffer Samantha Mulligan
(Press Pass), and Shawn Copeland!!!!!!!!1
Josh Brown and I took the red-eye out of PDX due to the 7 hour fly-time and the 3 hour time difference.              Feb 21st pulled
into Wooland,,Bowl (80 lanes in a row with no posts-like glueing 20th Century and Pro 300 together). First person met: Corey
Kistner (big hug), a 7 year “R°” Kid.2nd person: Amletto Monicelli bowling the ProAm. 6:00 PM: meeting for non-exempt players.
Corey proved he is the right man in the right place.Monday: 2-hour practice session. Stayed at a nice Best Western Hotel only 4
miles from the bowl: with a Red Lobster Restaurant only 4 blocks away (3 great dinners there):
    Tuesday first 6 game-block: Josh paired with Ken Simard (11 Regional Titles), Wayne Garber (Modesto, CA) a recent PBA
Telecaster, and Mike Ragon of nearby Marion, IN. Josh’s vote for nicest guy in the Tournament: Mr Garber! Slow start with 167 and
176, then 4 dueces to finish at -43: 137th in the starting field of 354. After 18 games the field would be cut to the top 25% = 88
bowlers. 2nd day Josh shot 1199 (21st on his Squad).
  3rd Day, just like the Oregon US Open, Josh poured it on with a 1244 set to end at + 1; FINAL GAME WAS 211. We’re in the cash
NOW!!! Several commented “only 19, bowling just 6 years, and you look this polished???”
   Final day: Josh awoke with a head-ache, bowled the semis with Tommy Jones and earned some repect. A few off-games, but
Josh’s final game in the 9-game semis was 236: his tournament high and jumping several places to end 74th. Then race to the
Airport, bound for HOME!!!!!
  Josh got lots of advice: Carmen Salvino- “Learn something every time you bowl! Even if you bowl bad, try to remember what you
learned as you’re leaving!” Dale Eagle: “Remember, these guys are no better than you; these guys are no worse than you!”
Even had a great Italian dinner at Maggione’s Restaurant (recommended by Ginny and Carmen Salvino) with The Sarge Corey: we
ate, joked, ate, told stories, ate, laughed for 3 1/2 hours. Corey told some great ones about Doug Kent, Biaise Bedola, Ernie
Schlegel., and the newby initiation by Chris Barnes!!! Maybe a VanPort story, Corey???
   A few great interviews: many thanks to Norm Duke for his time and insights.. Question: “ If there were 3 basic bowling styles:
cranker, stroker, and tweener, into which category would you fall??” Answer: “ All 3, and a few more
depending on what is needed!” The key to your longevity??: “Having a variety of games-versatility: knowing when to use the “soft-
hand” or “hit”. Question: “many have noticed that you and Petey sometimes have your fingers untuckedlike fanning the ball?”Answer:
“it’s just another release variation: like throwing a spiral football!”   Question: “Who’s the most talented Rookie?” Answer:
“Voting’s almost done, but it looks like Ryan C’;monelli will get Rookie Honors!” Amletto: “How old now?” “48”. “Can you stay on Tour
through age 50??” Answer. “Easily: no real physical problems except the bowler’s thumb and a minor forearm pull. But I stay in
shape!”
  Mitch Beasley (Idaho): Question: “Can you practice the US Open shot in Regionals?” Answer: “The National US Open pattern
is unique - unlike anything we see back home!” Question: “How are your chances this week?: Answer: “This is my 3rd
Nationals. I finished 60th last year, and last week I finished 10th in the Mixed Doubles with Laura Hardiman. Should be a good
week, although I’m fighting a minor cold virus!”Mitch made the cut!!!
    Some humor: Corey K.
down practicing on non-
Tournament lanes, rusty after
no bowling the prior 6 weeks:
I showed Corey the “pull-
swing” release used by many
of the top scorers; He struggled
a bit, going beak, beak, flag
right, then beak. Josh said:
“keep your day job, Corey!”
PAYBACK less than 2 hours
later when Josh slayed a 7-pin
10 feet south of the sweep;
Corey said: “clean up your
mess, Josh!” tie roll a ball down                                          4030 NE Halsey
the gutter)
    I met the Tournament’s
youngest entrant: 15 year-old
Zachary Cole of Illinois, and
                                                MONDAY
according to Zach’s Coach Bill       1:00 PM-SENIOR CASINO NO-TAP ($6.50)
Spigner “one of my best               Chinook Winds Casino trip on the last Monday
ever”!!! First day Zach               of each month. 3 member teams. 9 pin no-tap format
struggled, but bowled an
“even” block the second day.At
                                     6:30 PM-PBA EXPERIENCE LEAGUE ($10.00)
                                      Test your skills on the same lane conditions as the world’s
                                                                                                            THURSDAY
                                     top bowlers. 3 member teams.
5’8" and 180pounds,this young                                                                       6:30PM-PRICE IS RIGHT ($8.00)
man will be heard from again;                                                                       4 member mixed teams. Hollywood Bowl contributes to
had several nice chats with                                                                         prize fund. Top two teams win a special prize.
Zach’s dad Russ as we                        TUESDAY                                                6:30 PM-BEER LEAGUE ($10.00)
                                                                                                    4 member mixed teams. Sponsor to be determined. Prizes raffled
compared bowlers.                    6:30 PM-PRICE IS RIGHT ($8.00)                                 each week. Cash payouts at end of season. end of season
    Most Athletic-looking            4 member mixed teams. Hollywood Bowl contributes               tourament with the other beer leagues
bowlers (like they could             to prize fund. Top two teams win a special prize.
excel in several sports):            6:30PM-BEER LEAGUE ($10.00)
Sean Rash, Tommy Jones,
Brian Voss, and Jesse Buss
                                     4 member mixed teams. Sponsor to be determined. Prizes
                                     raffled each week. Cash payouts at end of season. end of                       FRIDAY
                                     season tourament with the other beer leagues
(whom I met at Jr Gold                                                                               11:00AM-FRIDAY AARP ($6.00)
Nationals when he made the                                                                           3 member teams
Team!!)                                                                                              6:30PM-FAMILY TIES ($5Kids)/$7 Adults)
    Woodland Bowl: great                WEDNESDAY                                                    4 member teams, 2 adults & 2kids.
hosts. Program Director             11:00AM ROSE CENTER SENIORS ($6.00)                              6:30PM-BEER LEAGUE ($10.00)
                                                                                                    4 member mixed teams. Sponsor to be determined. Prizes
Teri Powell went out of her         3 member teams                                                  raffled each week. Cash payouts at end of season. end of
way many times for the              6:30PM MEN’S SCRATCH ($12.00)                                   season tourament with the other beer leagues
bowlers/spectators, saying          3 member teams. 4 games. High prize fund!!!
they have 3100 weekly               6:30PM DESCHUTES BEER LEAGUE ($10.00)
league bowlers, of which            4 member mixed teams. Prizes raffled each week. Cash
160 are youth keglers (3            payouts at end of season. End of season tournament with the
                                    other beer leagues.
over a 200 average),
Thanks, Teri.
    Final quote: from Josh: “I
can sleep in, have a great
breakfast, work 4 hours on the
lanes, take a nap, then spend
$ 25.00 on dinner!!! I like the
lifestyle, and don’t want to go
home!!!!!!!”
     Mick


                                                                                                                             April, 2010-The Van-Port-11
Reno . . . . . . . . .
“it has it all”
Bowling has been a competitive sport for many years and
has the unique ability to brim families together.
The 8th edition of the Storm National Mixed
Championships featuring the Festival of Bowling is again
being held at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno. Nev..
and looks to continue that theme as it presents the
opportunity for families to compete together on bowling’s
biggest stage. The event will run for six consecutive
weekends from Sept. 30 until November 7.
The Storm National Mixed Championships is comprised of
two tournaments in one, The National Mixed Tournament
and the Festival of Bowling Tournament. The National
Mixed Tournament includes four events that allow families
to bowl together. The fourperson Mixed Team event includes two men and two women, while the Mixed Doubles
event includes one man and one woman. There also will be Mixed Singles and All-Events with separate prize
funds for men and women.
The Mixed Team event will he held every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m.. while Mixed Doubles and
Mixed Singles will take place every Thursday at 2 p.m. and every Fridati. Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. and 2
p.m. Bowlers are encouraged to arrive in Reno a few days early to get settled in and enjoy the things Reno has
to offer belorc hitting the lanes.

The Festval of Bowlingg allows bowlers to compete in Open Doubles, in which any Combination of partners is
allowed, while Open Singles is open to everyone.
If meeting new peopleor just bowling with the family is more to your liking. the Adult-Youth Doubles provides an
excellent opportunity for parents and grandparents to howl with their children or grandchildren and enjoy the
thrill of bowling together as a team. with the opportunity for prizes. One adult and one youth bowler are paired
together to Corm a team, with youth bowlers receiving scholarship money through the USBC SMART program.

Each individual may enter an event a maximum of three times. Mixed Doubles and Singles are the exceptions,
however. and howlers may enter those only once.
In the past seven years. the Storm National Mixed Championships featuring the Festival of Bowling has awarded
nearly $960,000 in prizes, with $30,000 in scholarship money going to youth howlers.
Presenting sponsors of the Storm National Mixed Championships featuring the Festival of Bowling Include Circus
Circus Ilotel and Casino and Silver legacy Resort Casino and the Silver Legacy Resort Casino. Special room rates are
available through the hotel sponsors.
Squad organizers are eligible for free room upgrades if they book between 5-15 rooms at the Circus Circus Hotel and
Casino. If they book 16 or more rooms. they receive a free mini-suite.
The Silver Legacy is offering a free room upgrade for 10 or more booked rooms.
For reservations, call the Silver Legacy at (800) 687-8733 (Booking (Code- MIXED10) or call Circus Circus at (866)
447-7728 (Booking Code- IBOWL10). Be sure to mention the Booking Code for your free upgrade.
Complete rules for the National Mixed Championships featuring the Festival of Bowling as well as an entry form, can
be found at www.nationalmixed.com
For further information, contact the National Bowling Stadium at (800) 304-2695. Monday through Friday. 9 a.m. to
5 p.m.. Pacific Daylight Time.




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12-The Van-Port-April, 2010
                                      more 300 shooters! Hazel Dell & Park



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April 11              OBA                                Valley Lanes                                                         Beaverton

April 17              NABI                               Recreation Lanes              (503) 738-5333                          Gearhart

April 17              Adult/Jr Swiss Scholarship         Wilsonville Lanes             (503) 682-2346                         Wilsonville

April 18              OJCT                               Interstate Lanes              (503) 285-9881                          Portland

April 17-18           NWST                               Harmony Lanes                                                         Toledo

May 1                 NABI                                Hazel Del Lanes              (360) 694-8364                         Vancouver

May 1                 NWST                               Milwaukie Bowl Grand Finals                                          Milwaukie

May 15                NABI                               Mt. Hood Lanes                (503) 492-9820                          Gresham

May 16                OJCT                               AMF Firebird Lanes            (503) 581-1697                          Salem

May 20-23             So. Oregon Match Play              Epi Center                    (541) 273-0700                      Klamath Falls

May 15-Aug. 15        Silver Creek Classic weekends      Silver Creek Lanes            (503) 873-5316                         Silverton

May 18-Aug. 1         NW Volcano Classic                 Triangle Bowl                 (360) 425-4060                         Longview

May 22-23-29-30 Canby Trios                              Canby Lanes                   (503) 266-1819                         Canby

June 5-6-12-13-19-20-26-27 Canby Trios                   Canby Lanes                   (503) 266-1819                         Canby

Sept.30-Nov.7         Storm National Mixed               National Bowling Stadium      (800) 304-2695                          Reno




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      Ask Bob                         by Bob Korth
                                                                                   turn the ball several things happen. First it creates false hook, you try to
Q. I have had 2 right shoulder surgeries and have just dropped from a 15lb         throw the ball out but you set in short, pull it just a bit and over turn it
ball to a 14lb one. My average has dropped 15 pins from 214 to 199. I am           toward the pocket and it feels like the lanes are really hooking. Then you
not really getting more speed on the ball, but just find that I am way too         finally force the ball out but you have over turned it and the result is no
inconsistent with the 14lb ball. Will I be better off going back to the 15lb or    fingers. The ball slides out and you get no hook and miss the headpin or get
hang in there with the 14?                                                         a 7-10 ripper or some other light split. Once you get the chicken winging
                                                                                   under control then you can swing the ball out and get the ball back. Work on
A. I dont know why you are going down in average with the 14 lb. ball. But         staying behind the ball longer and I think many of your problems will go
dropping that many pins makes me think there is more going on than the             away.
weight of the ball. More missed spares or more splits. This might be a me-
chanical problem rather than a weight problem. Also you may still not be           Q.I am a new bowler and 3 weeks ago I bought my first new ball. Yesterday
100 percent physically. During your next few sessions keep your score frame        when I went bowling I noticed it is all scratched up and even has some deep
by frame and after 4 or 5 series, look at your score sheets and see if there is    nicks and scratches. I complained to the desk person and was told this is
a pattern. How many missed spares and which ones, splits and which ones.           normal. I love my new ball and want it to look good. Do I have any recourse
What leaves you are getting like 2-4-5s and so on. See if it is truly inconsis-    with the bowling center?
tency or something else. You should also consult a coach for another opin-
ion. The 14 lb. ball may not be the problem.                                       A.From the first time you throw that new ball down the lane the ball surface
                                                                                   begins to deteriorate. In most centers the lanes are cleaned and oiled every-
Q. I just went up in weight from 14 lbs. to 16 lbs. to stop my chicken wing-       day. But no matter how diligent they are grit still gets on the lanes. When
ing. Is this a correct concept? Also I am having a hard time with dry lanes.       you roll the ball down the lane it will roll in about the same place every
When I throw the ball out many times it wont come back. When I try to              time. In this area the ball will show visible scratching. This is called the ball
move out a little it goes high. Please Help?                                       track and it can be useful to an instructor. This ball track tells the instructor
                                                                                   a story about how you throw the ball. Also you are dealing with a machine
A.Going up in weight to straighten out your arm swing will probably not be         which picks up your ball and returns it to you after each shot. Even the best
the answer. Chicken winging comes from turning the ball early. When we             kept machines will sometimes put a nick or a scratch on your ball. The
turn the ball early the hand comes over the top of the ball and elbow fly's        center is correct this is a normal process in the life of a ball. If the ball gets
out. This is where the term chicken winging comes from. If you are turning         really ugly you can have it resurfaced at the pro shop. They will sand it and
early you will still do that no matter the weight. Here is what you can work       polish it for a moderate fee. This will extend the life of the ball and make it
on to cure the dreaded chicken wing. Simply aim at your mark with your             look nearly new again. The bottom line is this some wear and tear is normal.
ring finger. Pushing your ring finger toward the mark will delay your turn         As with anything eventually you will need to replace it.
and cure over turning. Now for the dry lanes my best guess is that your
problem with dry lanes comes from your chicken winging. When we over               Ask a question, email askbob@clearwire.net

Sr. 50+ Shootout
Rose Bowl 3-14-2010
    by Lauren Fries

     It was a great day for Larry
Hoffman, as he qualified first after                              Join 1 Spring League and Receive 3 Free Games thru last day of
4 games to be seeded 1st in our step-                            your league . . .. Join Two Leagues, Receive 8 Free Games per Day
ladder format. Larry a 177 bowler,                                    Must be active member and current with all league fees.
had to beat Jamie, a 195 bowler, who
rolled his lowest game in the final
                                                                                                                               ROSE BOWL LEAGUE
match.
                                                                                                                                  REBATES . . .. .
1   Larry Hoffman             $200                                                                                              Added Money from Rose
2   Jaime Vazquez              100                                                                                             Bowl to League Prize Fund
3   John Slovinec               80                                                                                              Call for Special Details!
4   Dore Anderson               70
5   Joe Oldham                  65
6   Dick Stein                  63
7   George Smith                55
8
9
    Robert Smith
    Earl Gayhart
                                50
                                                                    Tuesday - Senior Trios League
Stepladder resutls: Dore Anderson def                            12:30pm - Starts May 11th, 2010 - Sanctioned Leagues
Oldham 2490196, Slovinec def Anderson
201-194, Vazquez def Slovinec 196-190.                                             Added Money......
Vazquez looses to Hoffman 2112-155.                                   Tuesday - Steve Metcalf’s Match Point Trios
                                                                    Starts May 11th, 2010 - 6:30pm - Added Money
Crosley Lanes
                                                       Saturday - Junior Trios Handicap League
Scotch Doubles                                                                     Open To All Juniors - 10:00am
                                                                                  Starts June 19th, 2010 - Only $.00
Division A                                                                           Win Special Practice Cards!!
1 Kathy Streissguth/LenMcCracken
1461 $108.2. Cathi Terwilliger/Rob
Burrell 1414 $78 3. Ava Castro/Fred                            Wednesday - Price is Right League
Anderson 1392 $58. 4. Jackie                                    6:30pm - Price is Right League - Only $8.00 per person
McGee/Steve McGee 1382 $44. 5                                      Men, Women,o r Mixed - Starts May 12th, 2010
Patty Parsons/Jack Anderson 1370
$34. 6 Patty Parsons/John Solberg
1344 $26. 29 entries                                               Thursday - Family Ties League
                                                                    7:00pm-Family Ties League - Our Most Popular
Division B                                                        $5.00 per Jr./$7.00 per adult - Begins May 13th, 2010
1 Shirley Mills/Tom Mills 1391 $80 2.                               Sanctioned League.....Win Special Practice Cards
Jackie McGee/Mike Goudge 1371                                             Pizza awarded to a team each week!
$50. 3 Tanya McCreay/Mike McCreay
1357 $26. 13 entries.                                          3800 S.E. 164th - Portland - 503-665-2134

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