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International Senior Open releases Bulletin No. 2

Inaugural event at 5-star Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa features two different age divisions for both men and women - Men 50-60, Men 61 and older, Women 45-55 and Women 56 and older

2012RedRockLanes2_small.jpgBulletin No. 2 is out for the 2012 International Senior Open which be held at the famous Red Rock Lanes, a 60-laner within Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa in Las Vegas, Nev. United States, from Dec. 2-8, 2012. The inaugural tournament is dedicated to senior bowlers and features Singles, Doubles, Team and Masters competition with two different age divisions for both men and women - Men 50-60, Men 61 and older, Women 45-55 and Women 56 and older.

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The Vanishing Alleys project by Kevin Hong

Former professional photographer toys with the idea of going around and photographing the old "bowling alleys" before they are gone for good

KevinHongArlingtonWA_small.jpgKevin Hong has been a bowler for nearly 30 years. During that time, he has bowled tournaments everywhere – from tiny six-lane centers to the (now-closed) 106-lane Showboat in Las Vegas. He was competing in a tournament in early 2012 in a little eight-lane center in central Washington State when his first thought was, "You just don't see places like this anymore." Old "bowling alleys and other "retro" features are the focus of his Vanishing Alleys project.

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Big prizes awarded at AMF National In-League Tournament Finals in Las Vegas

Four divisional finalists win $50,000 each in prize money

2012NationalInLeagueTournament_small.jpgThe $700,000 AMF National In-League Tournament 2012 started with more than 25,000 AMF league bowlers, After several rounds, 108 players secured their spots in the National Finals which were held at The Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. on April 27 and 28. The finalists were divided into four divisions. After two days of elimination-style competition, the four division winners each walked away with $50,000.

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Cassandra Leuthold shoots big games to win Women's Bowling Alliance St. Louis Open

Plaza Lanes in St. Charles, Mo., USA (May 26-27, 2012)

2012WBAStLouisOpenCassandraLeuthold_small.jpgCassandra Leuthold (center) of Rapid City, S.D., won the WBA/ St. Louis Open sponsored by Columbia 300 and the $4.000 top prize Sunday, May 27, at Plaza Lanes in St. Charles, Mo. The former collegiate standout, seeded third, defeated No. 2 seed, Stefanie Nation of Grand Prairie, Texas, 467-443, in the semifinal and then fired games of 256 and 265 to fly past top seeded Shannon Pluhowsky of Kettering, Ohio, 521-424, to wrap up the title.



Caroline Lagrange, David Simard emerge as women's and men's National Champions

2012 Canadian National championships declare 2013 Adult and Youth Team Canada players

2011WWCTriosCarolineLagrange300_small.jpg2012CANNCDavidSimard_small.jpgCaroline Lagrange (l.) and David Simard (r.) won the gold medals at the 2012 Canadian National Championships 150 of the top bowlers in Canada were vying for a place on the Adult and Youth Team Canada for 2013. Three-time defending champion Lagrange won her fourth consecutive women's national title finishing with 6380 30-game total including bonus pins. Simard beat out defending champion Dan MacLelland for the men's title by 189 pins.



2012 Canadian National Championships to take place at Mississauga's Classic Bowl

2012CANNCPoster_small.jpg 150 of the top bowlers in Canada - 97 men and 53 women - will compete for the right to wear Team Canada colors in 2013 at the 2012 National Championships which will take place from May 17-21 at Classic Bowl in Mississauga, Ontario. The entrants include 16 women and 21 men who will be eligible for the 2013 Team Canada youth team. After 30 games the top six men and six women will form the adult teams. Another two men and two women will be selected by the National Selection Committee to form the 2013 Adult Team Canada.

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Marin, Daniels, Srock end 3rd World Seniors Invitational with victory in Masters finals

2012WorldSeniorsInvitationalLogo_small.jpg Oscar Marin of Brazil (Men's Division A/B), Jerry Daniels (Men's Division C) and Christine Srock (Women's Division), United States, ended the 3rd World Seniors Invitational with victory in the Masters finals Saturday at Sawgrass Lanes in Tamarac, Fla., United States. 12 players in each division bowled one best-of-three games round to cut to top 6 who determined the champions in round robin match play. The third World Seniors Invitational drew 37 players - 25 men and 12 women - from seven countries.

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Mariani, Brunet, Srock win All Events titles at World Seniors Invitational

All but one player advance to Friday's Masters finals

2012WorldSeniorsInvitationalLogo_small.jpg Tom Mariani, United States, averaged 223.05 over 21 games to win the All Events title in the Men's Division A/B at the 3rd World Seniors Invitational at Sawgrass Lanes in Tamarac, Fla. Jacques Brunet of France took the title in Men's Division C, while Christine Srock, United States, captured the women's title. 36 of 37 participants, 12 in each division, advanced to Friday's Masters finals. They bowl one best-of-three games round to cut to top 6 who will determine the champions in round robin match play.

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USA (2), Virgin Islands win doubles titles at World Seniors Invitational

Men Division C bowler Jerry Daniels becomes first multiple winner

2012WorldSeniorsInvitationalLogo_small.jpg Men Division C Singles champion Jerry Daniels teamed with Norbert Buchanan, both United States, to win the Doubles event en route to become the first multiple winner of the 3rd World Seniors Invitational. The duo finished 281 pins ahead of second-place Jaques Lagarde and Jacques Brunet of France. Their compatriots Willie O. Harrell and Tom Mariani captured the title in Men's A and B Division, while Ernestine Canton and Sabrina Hodge took the gold medal in the Women's division.

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3rd World Seniors Invitational gets underway with Singles event in Florida

Carvalho, Daniels, Srock claim first titles at Sawgrass Lanes in Tamarac

2012WorldSeniorsInvitationalLogo_small.jpg Eugenio Carvalho averaged 239.17 to win the men's scratch division at the 3rd World Seniors Invitational Monday at Sawgrass Lanes in Tamarac, Fla., United States The Brazilian led the 13 players with 1435 six-game total. Jerry Daniels, United States, finished with 1336 including 30 pins handicap to win Men's Division C. Christine Srock, United States, captured the women's Singles winning the 12-player women's division with 1176 total. Competition continued Tuesday with the Doubles event.



Saskatoon's Dwight Safroniuk first male winner of CTF Leadership Award

2011SpecialOlympicsDwightSafroniuk2_small.jpg Dwight Safroniuk (pictured), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, is the first male winner of the new Canadian Tenpin Federation Hazel McLeary Leadership Award. Safroniuk, who was born without hearing, joined the Special Olympic in 1999 and won gold in Singles and Doubles at the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games. The award was created to honour 'Joe Bowler' who will probably never be nominated to the CTF Hall of Fame or achieve Bowler of the Year status, but makes bowling a better sport by their dedication and commitment.



Canadian Tenpin Federation announces new Hazel McLeary Leadership Award

CTFLogo2_small.jpgBWAAHazelMcLeary_small.jpgThe Canadian Tenpin Federation has created a new major annual award, the Hazel McLeary Leadership award. When you read this description, it is no wonder that it is being named after Hazel McLeary (pictured) of Victoria, British Columbia. She has been involved with tenpin bowling in so many capacities over many, many years, and embodies the characteristics and passion for the sport that this award is meant to recognize.

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Dana Miller-Mackie wins her second National Golden Ladies Classic title

By Gianmarc Manzione, USBC Communications

2012NGLCDanaMillerMackie_small.jpgUSBC Hall of Famer Dana Miller-Mackie won the first leg of the Senior Women’s Triple Crown Series Thursday at The Orleans in Las Vegas, Nev., defeating fellow Hall of Famer Robin Romeo, 216-200 for the 2012 National Golden Ladies Classic title. This is Miller-Mackie’s second National Golden Ladies Classic title and the win earned her a top prize of $2,000. In the Super Senior Division of the event, Janine Ditch edged out Connie Palmer with a total pinfall of 2,855 over Palmer’s 2,795.



Karen Marcano, Richard Leon win 2012 Venezuelan National Team trials

Marcano and Amleto Monacelli to represent Venezuela in PABCON Tournament of Champions

2012VenezuelanBowlingFederationFVB_small.jpgThe Venezuelan Bowling Federation National Team Trials determined the players who will represent Venezuela in international competition in the year 2012. International competition in 2012 includes PABCON Tournament of Champions, Tournament of the Americas, PABCON Championships, South American Championships, World Youth Championships and Central American and Caribbean Championships.

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Robby Spigner wins Beat the Champs by Dale Bowman

2012BeattheChampsRobbySpigner_small.jpg Next up for Robby Spigner is parking in Old Town. The 30-year-old added to his family's bowling history by winning the men's finals of the 51st Beat the Champions on Sunday (March 4) at Burr Oak Bowl in Blue Island with a scratch 972. "It's weird, I have a place to hang a TV in the city, but not to park a car," said Spigner, who won a 2012 Ford Focus from the Chicagoland Ford Dealers. "The first thing will be to find a place to park my Ford."



Ontario teenager Mykaela Mitchell becomes youngest Canadian girl to bowl a 300 game

20120205MykaelaMitchell300_small.jpgMykaela Mitchell of London, Ontario rolled a 300 game in a recent tournament held at Classic Bowl, Mississauga, Ontario. Mitchell, born August 25, 1997, at 14 years, is the youngest girl to bowl a Canadian Tenpin Federation certified 300 game. Mitchell bowled the 'perfecto' in the Joyce Woolgar Memorial Twosome on February fifth. She had a 946 series for four games including 236, 180, 300 and 230 en route to break two age division records.

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Tish Johnson wins $10,000 at WBA/ABT Las Vegas Event

Bryanna Caldwell, Cassandra Leuthold achieve perfection in the semi-finals

2012WBAABTSouthPointLVTishJohnson_small.jpgTish Johnson of Colorado Springs, CO won the first National Women's Bowling Alliance (WBA) event hosted by the Amateur Bowlers Tour (ABT) Winter Nationals at South Point Lanes in Las Vegas by topping 90 entries of the best women bowlers in the U.S. for a $10,000 payday. Johnson, a 25-time PWBA champion and two-time Player of the Year, averaged 247 in the semi-finals and match play finals with a record of 3-1 for the title.

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Big payday for Canadian Dan MacLelland; wins $30,000 top prize in The International Mini

Darrin Remiticado, Willie Wells finish second and third at Sunset Station's Strike Zone Bowling Center

2012MiniEliminatorTop3_small.jpgPBA exempt player Dan MacLelland (center), a native Canadian who lives in Saginaw, Mich., won The International Mini Sunday morning, Feb. 5, at Sunset Station's Strike Zone Bowling Center in Las Vegas, Nev., and received the $30,000 first-place check. In the one-game championship match, the Canadian Bowler of the Year 2011 defeated Bronze Division champion Darrin Remiticado of Stockton, Calif.,, and Silver Division champion Willie Wells of Herriman, Utah,  203-187-182. 

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D.J. Archer wins 10,000 Dollar in All Events in Las Vegas

Mike Machuga hits jackpot at Sunset Station's Strike Zone Bowling Center

200506PBADJArcher_small.jpg201011PBAMikeMachuga_small.jpgFormer PBA exempt player D.J. Archer (l.) of Pt Arthur, Texas averaged over 240 in the qualifying of the USBC Masters, WTBA International Open and The International Mini en route to win $10,000 first prize in All Events with 4813 20-game total. Two-time PBA champion Mike Machuga (r.) of Erie, Pa., matched Archer's earnings when hit the jackpot at one of the Keno machines in Strike Zone Bowling Center.

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56 players advance to The International Mini finals on Super Bowl Sunday

Finals start at 8 a.m. at Sunset Station's Strike Zone Bowling Center in Las Vegas

2012MiniEliminatorLogo_small.jpg A total of 56 players advanced to the divisional finals of the 2012 International Mini starting at 8 a.m. Pacific on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5. Alex Aguiar of N. Dartmouth, Mass. set the tone in Saturday's qualifying in the Gold Division with 993 four game total. Julio Blancas of Mexico City, Mexico rolled the highest series of the day in the Silver Division (1000) and Courtney Harris of New York City totaled 871 including handicap to lead the Bronze Division. .

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