Bowling World Newspaper

8 - Dec/Jan 2018 Helen Duval‘s Bowling Tips This is a Bowling League? Poor bowling can be traced to too much ―fun and games‖ while competing. This is not to criticize you or to minimize the sociability and good fun aspects of the game. A little humor and fun are great! But when those things interfere with your (or your opponent‘s) concentration or disturb the progress of the league, they should be curtailed. It‘s a matter of degree. There is a certain rhythm in the game that makes for better bowling. For example, in five-woman team play, if you are not ready to bowl when it‘s your turn, then the spacing of turns becomes a problem and rotating from lane to lane becomes lopsided. Other bowlers become irritable when someone is missing or you have to go looking for a bowler or when fellow players are inattentive. Here‘s a for-instance: Mary is faced with the big four or 5-10 split. Well, today is her lucky day and she picks it up. She turns around to share that exciting moment and no one is watching! The teams are so engrossed in conversation or telling a joke or or- dering refreshments that all is lost. With no moral support or enthusiasm from your teammates, wouldn‘t you be crushed? If this happened often to Mary—and I‘m sure it does in some leagues— wouldn‘t she start thinking about dropping off the team, perhaps even become disin- terested in bowling? Start watching bowlers after they finish their turns to see what they do. Some of them just wander off and don‘t even watch what or how others bowl. What I‘m trying to say is it‘s vital to good bowling to work together as a team both physically and in spirit of morale. A pat on the shoulder, a smile of encouragement or applause for a good performance will go a long way. At the beginning of each league season, I have a meeting with my team. I tell them there are some things that I expect of them: 1) Be ready to bowl and pass the bowler ahead of you at the ball return; 2) Be pleased with what you did no matter how good or bad…it could have been worse; 3) The bowler returning from the lanes is definitely to say something to the following bowler (like ―let‘s go‖, ―one more strike‖, etc.) that will put the teammate in a good frame of mind. So my ―sermon‖ for this month really means have fun but work together because this all helps for better bowling scores and better bowling. Come to think of it, that‘s not a bad New Year‘s resolution, in case you want to add another to your 2018 list! Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis to Host GoBowling! PBA 60th Anniversary Classic Historic PBA celebration to include special celebration dinner and Hall of Fame ceremonies CHICAGO – Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis, the only bowling center in America that has hosted every Professional Bowlers Association major championship tour- nament over the years, has been selected as the site for a new event that will celebrate the organization‘s 60-year history: the GoBowling! PBA 60th Anniver- sary Classic. The new tournament, which will be open to all PBA members, will be held be- tween Tuesday, Feb. 13, and Sunday, Feb. 18, when ESPN will televise the step- ladder finals live at 1 p.m. EDT. As part of the festive week, the PBA‘s 60th Anni- versary Celebration Dinner will include its 2018 PBA Hall of Fame induction cere- monies on Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Marriott North in Indianapolis. The GoBowling! PBA 60th Anniversary Classic is the second leg of ―Big Febru- ary‖ portion of the 2018 GoBowling! PBA Tour schedule that includes two major events concluding with live coverage on ESPN: the return of the PBA Tournament of Champions to long-time host AMF Riviera Lanes in Fairlawn, Ohio, Feb. 6-11, and the Barbasol PBA Players Championship at Wayne Webb‘s Columbus Bowl in Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 21-25. February‘s ESPN schedule will also include a special Super Bowl Sunday presentation, the CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational, and the Mark Roth/Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship that will be held in conjunction with the Players Championship in Columbus. ―Woodland Bowl has been the scene of many of the PBA‘s most historic mo- ments,‖ said PBA CEO and Commissioner Tom Clark. ―As we began planning for our 60th anniversary celebration, we wanted to bring it to a location that has been important to the PBA throughout its 60-year history.‖ Woodland Bowl is the only bowling center to host every PBA major champion- ship, at one time or another. The 70-lane center on Indianapolis‘ north side has hosted the PBA Tournament of Champions, PBA Touring Players Championship, U.S. Open, USBC Masters and PBA World Championship. ―We are honored at Royal Pin Entertainment to have our Woodland location cho- sen to host this very meaningful event,‖ said Jim Doty, Royal Pin Entertainment‘s General Manager. ―Our long association with the Professional Bowlers Associa- tion has been a labor of love that brings back memories of past events that include many hall of fame members who have competed at our Woodland Bowl loca- tion. We sincerely thank the PBA for honoring us to serve as the host center for the GoBowling! PBA 60th Anniversary Classic.‖ Additional details about the GoBowling! PBA 60th Anniversary Classic and the PBA 60th Anniversary Celebration Dinner will be announced later. PJ Haggerty Wins PBA Battle at Black Oak Casino West Region Title By Gary Mage Tuolumne, California (October 8, 2017) – PJ Haggerty of Roseville, Calif., won all 10 of his matches to post a winning 18-game total of 4,363 pins Sunday in the PBA Battle of Black Oak Casino West Open at Black Oak Lanes, but he needed the help he got from Chris Warren‘s missed spare conversion to pick up his 12th career PBA Regional title. Haggerty, who earned $2,500, defeated the Grants Pass, Ore., veteran by six pins for the title when Warren failed to convert the 3-6-10 in the 10th frame. Warren, who had a 5-5 match play record and 4,357 pins for 18 games including match play bo- nus pins, was trying for a record 48th PBA Regional title to break his tie with PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber, who also has won 47 standard PBA Regional titles. Weber, who also was trying for a 48th title Sunday, lost in the semifinal match of a PBA Midwest Regional tournament in Ottumwa, Iowa. PBA BATTLE AT BLACK OAK CASINO WEST OPEN Black Oak Lanes, Tuolumne, Calif., Sunday Final Match Play Standings (after 18 games, including match play bonus pins): 1, PJ Haggerty, Roseville, Calif., 10-0, 4,363, $2,500 . 2, Chris Warren, Grants Pass, Ore., 5- 5, 4,357, $1,300. 3, Chad Uyehara, Clovis, Calif., 4-6, 4,147, $1,000. 4, Jakob Butturff, Tempe, Ariz., 4-6, 4,091, $900. 5, Robert Harmon, Jackson, Calif., 8-2, 4,029, $800. 6, Wayne Garber, Modesto, Calif., 4-6, 3,989, $700. 7, Russell Lopes, Carmichael, Calif., 4-6, 3,954, $675. 8, Lanndy Carnate, Modesto, Calif., 5-5, 3,901, $650. 9, Mark Mazzulla, Brentwood, Calif., 4-6, 3,827, $625. 10, Tony Rodriguez Jr., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 2-8, 3,619, $600. n-denotes non member