MARCH 2013 -
Storm Bowling Products Signs On As
Title Sponsor Of Bowling's
U.S. Senior Women's Open
Second Jewel in Senior Ladies Triple Crown to Be Part of July
Super Bowling Week in Columbus, Ohio
ARLINGTON, Texas - Bowling's U.S. Senior Women's Open, presented by
Storm Bowling Products, is set to roll in Columbus, Ohio this summer. Accord-
ing to the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA) two days of
qualifying followed by stepladder championship matches will be contested
July 21-24 at Sequoia Bowl. The entry fee is $250 with an expected top prize
of $5000 to be awarded to the champion.
"We are pleased to be a part of the U.S. Senior Women's Open," said Dave
Symes, president of Storm Bowling Products, "Storm has always been dedi-
cated to growing the sport of bowling by holding the highest standards of in-
novation, quality, workmanship and performance to inspiring existing bowlers
and develop new ones. We are proud to sponsor a showcase of women
bowlers who exemplify these ideals in every category."
The second jewel in the Senior Ladies Triple Crown is expected to attract
the best senior women bowlers in the country and will be held the same week
as the Bowling's U.S. Men's and Women's Opens, and the International Fam-
"This will be a unique opportunity for bowlers and bowling fans to see some
of the best men and women bowlers in the world in one city, at one time." said
John Losito, BPAA Tournament Committee chair. "The extra excitement of the
International Family Tournament will make this a truly super bowling week in
Bowling's U.S. Senior Women's Open kicks off Sunday, July 21 at Sequoia
Bowl, with a two-hour practice session starting at noon, (all times local). Two
rounds of six-game qualifying matches will roll off on Monday, July 22, at 9:00
a.m. and 2:00 p.m., respectively, with the top qualifiers advancing to Round
On Tuesday, July 23,
Round 3 qualifying begins
at 9:00 a.m. and the top 16
bowlers will face-off at
2:00 p.m. in Round 1 of
match play. The second
round of match play will
roll off at 9:00 a.m.,
Wednesday, July 24, and
the top four finalists will
advance to the stepladder
finals at 2:00 p.m.
The Senior Women's
Triple Crown consists of
the National Golden La-
dies Classic at The Or-
leans, Las Vegas, March
18-21 and the Senior
Queens at the Interna-
tional Training and Re-
search Center (ITRC) in
Arlington, Texas, October
24 -29 . The Sen i o r
Women's Triple Crown
Shoot-out, presented by
The Orleans, will be held
at the ITRC Oct.
27. To be eligible for the
Shoot-out, bowlers must
compete in all three Triple
For more information
contact Kristin Warzinski
call 800-343-1329, ext.
A Long List Of Bowling Benefits
By: Fred Eisenhammer
Bowlers use up quite a few calories during the course of playing their game.
AMF Bowling Center provides both the question and answer in its one-page public-relations
testimonial to the game.
“Need fun? Add bowling.”
On the same sheet, AMF lists the healthy benefits of bowling. Many of these benefits are
well-known, but some might be surprising.
With thanks to Bob Edwards, the general manager of AMF Woodlake Lanes in Woodland
Hills, for providing the list, here are those benefits, according to AMF:
-- Bowling burns roughly 240 calories per hour of activity.
-- It strengthens and tones your arm, shoulder, chest and leg muscles.
-- It improves heart and respiratory fitness.
-- It increases endurance while maintaining bone density.
-- It speeds up your metabolism.
-- An average bowler swings a bowling ball a full 360 degrees.
-- An average bowler with a 16-pound ball swings 864 pounds full circle in a three-game se-
ries. That is well over one-third of a ton.
-- An average bowler walks an average of 60 feet per turn, or about 6/10 of a mile in a three-
-- The social aspect of bowling helps improve your mental outlook.
-- Bowling is a lifetime sport. It is one of the few sports that allows you to compete at a high
level at an older age.
-- Bowling provides an exercise option for those with physical limitations.
-- The millions of dollars of scholarships awarded annually to youth bowlers help them reach
their educational goals, which keeps our nation as a whole healthy.
That’s AMF's list, but there are more benefits.
One of my personal favorites is the feel-good bond that brings together teammates when
they compete in league play.
It’s a bond that often keeps players bowling on the same team for years and in some
cases, for decades. Nothing like chemistry to bring out the best in a team. It’s a winning for-