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Dominican Republic starts Tournament of The Americas with three gold medals in Singles

Puerto Rico and the United States win two each; Colombia gets one

2010ToAAumiGuerra_small.jpgBowlers from the Dominican Republic claimed three gold medals in the opening event of the 48th Lee Evans Tournament of The Americas currently underway at Boardwalk Bowl in Orlando, Fla. Aumi Guerra (pictured left; Adult Women), Julio Goris (Senior Men) and Manino Fernandez Junior A (ages 16-19) Boys won the Singles titles in their respective divisions. All players bowled two six-game series over two days with the 12-game total determining the winners. Puerto Rico and the United States earned two gold medals each and Colombia got one.

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Curt Gruinn grabs TAT crown at The Orleans

Republished courtesy of Stars & Strikes (Volume 20, No. 8, August 2010)

2010TATCurtGuinn_small.jpg2010HighRollerDennisKillough_small.jpgCurt Guinn (center) from Greenwood, SC, became the 2010 TAT Amateur Champion at The Orleans in Las Vegas, Nev., and walked away with the $20,000 top prize. Brent Bowers finished second and received $10,000, with Tony Knuth third ($7,500), Paul Carter fourth ($6,000) and Chris Martin in fifth ($5,000). Rookie Dennis Killough (r.) has won $25,000 in the 2010 July High Roller at Sam's Town.

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Team USA members head to Tournament of The Americas

Boardwalk Bowl in Orlando, Fla. (Aug. 2-7, 2010)

ImageA handful of Team USA members will have their first taste of international competition when they take part in the 48th Lee Evans Tournament of The Americas. The week-long competition starts Monday, Aug. 2, at Boardwalk Bowl in Orlando, Fla., and the tournament features Adult, Senior (ages 50-plus), Junior A (ages 16-19) and Junior B (ages 12-15) divisions. The invitational competition for countries of PABCON (Pan American Bowling Confederation) is the oldest annual international tournament in the American Zone.

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World-class bowling writer Dick Evans dies on Independence Day

A memorial service to honor the life of Dick Evans will be conducted Friday, July 30

BWAAPastPresidentDickEvans_small.jpgDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Dick Evans, an award winning writer for both The Miami Herald and Daytona Beach News-Journal, died Sunday, July 4th, at the age of 78. Evans was the first daily newspaper reporter inducted into the Professional Bowlers Association's Hall of Fame in 1986 and also the American Bowling Congress' Hall of Fame in 1992. Evans, despite serving as a judge for 10 years when he was not eligible to enter stories, won a record 60 plus Bowling Magazine writing awards.

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Scott Pohl wins $20,000 at 2010 Summer Mini-Eliminator

South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa in Las Vegas, Nev., USA (June 29 - July 4, 2010)

2010SummerMEScottPohl_small.jpgScott Pohl (second from right), a 41-year-old right-hander from Burnsville, Minn., won the 2010 Summer Mini-Eliminator and its $20,000 top prize. Scott rolled a fantastic 276 game in the championship shootout to defeat the senior division champion Sam Carter of Ben Lomond, Calif. (224) and 210 & under handicap champion Bob Godden of Las Vegas, Nev. (189). Carter earned $10,000 for his runner-up position while Godden won $7,500 for third place.



Caroline Lagrange, Art Oliver Jr. are the 2010 Canadian National Champions

Rev's Bowling and Entertainment Center in Burnaby, BC, Canada (May 21-24, 2010)

2010EBT05CarolineLagrange_small.jpg2010ArtOliver_small.jpgCaroline Lagrange (l.) and Art Oliver Jr. (r.) are the 2010 Canadian National Champions. Defending champion Lagrange led the women's field by 78 pins to win her second consecutive national championship. Oliver had a comfortable 206-pin lead in the men's divison to cruise to his first title. Both Lagrange and Oliver are multi-year Team Canada members. The annual championships took place at Revs Bowling and Entertainment Center in Burnaby, BC, May 21-24.



Vancouver area to host 2010 Canadian National Championships

CTFLogo2_small.jpg96 of the best bowlers in Canada – 60 men and 36 women – will compete for the right to wear Team Canada colors in 2011 in the 2010 Canadian National Championships. Competition will take place over four days at Rev's Bowling and Entertainment Center in Burnaby, British Columbia. The entrants include 10 women and 17 men who will be under 20 years of age on January 1, 2011 and eligible for the Team Canada youth team. Activities begin on May 20th at Rev's with the opening ceremonies scheduled for 7 p.m.



Delgado, Herrera end Cambowl Mayor 2010 with victory in Masters

Metrobowl in Guatemala City. Guatemala (May 2010)

Viviana Delgado, Costa Rica, and local favorite Andres Herrera, Guatemala, ended the Campeonato Centroamericano y Mexico Cambowl Mayor 2010 Metrobowl in Guatemala City with victory in the women's and men's Masters. In the women's finals, Delgado, seeded 6th, swept former World Games champion Sofia Granda, Guatemala, 2-0. Herrera, who has won the men's All Events title, went the distance against Alejandro Cruz, defeating the Mexican in the decisive game, 189-168. The Cambowl Mayor 2010 drew 24 men and 24 women from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico and the host country of Guatemala.

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Joseph Hostetler hits The BTM Clean Block Pot

Becomes the first bowler in two years who accomplished the feat

2010BTMLogo_small.jpgJoseph Hostetler of Minerva, Ohio bowled a 932 series on May 10 to move into second place in The BTM tournament in Reno, one of the side tournaments contested at the USBC Open Championships venue in Reno, Nev. Hostetler was happy with his games of 212, 234, 233, and 253 though being a few pins shy of taking the lead since his 4-game block was clean with no open frames. He became the first bowler in two years to record a clean block in The BTM. If he is the only bowler this year with a clean block, he will collect the $12,500 jackpot.



Montreal hosts 2010 CTF Annual Meeting April 23-24

Cathy Innes, Surrey, British Columbia, elected President

CTFLogo2_small.jpgThe Greater Montreal Tenpin Association played host for the 2010 Canadian Tenpin Federation Annual Meeting and National Mixed Championships. The Radisson Hotel in Laval, Quebec was the site of the annual gathering of delegates which began with a workshop and Open Forum on Friday, April 23rd and concluded with the delegates meeting on April 24th. Ten candidates were seeking election for three positions on the board of directors.

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Dana Miller-Mackie wins 20th Golden Ladies Classic by Jim Goodwin

Republished courtesy of Stars & Strikes (April 2010)

2010GLCDanaMillerMackie_small.jpgDana Miller-Mackie defeated Virginia Norton, 265-194, to win the 2010 Golden Ladies Classic, held at the Orleans Bowling Center March 8-11. Miller-Mackie (pictured right with Tournament Director Darryl Smith, Tournament Founder Jeanette Robinson) earned $2000 for the victory. In prior finals matches, Norton defeated Carole Jones, 248-245, and Paula Vidad, 221-204. In the opening match, Vidad defeated Robin Romeo, 234-227. The event drew a record field of 80 players.



Golden Ladies prove their bowling lives start at 50 and last a lifetime By Dick Evans

A record field of 80 turn out for Golden Ladies Classic in Las Vegas

ColumnistDickEvans_small.jpg Stephen Ambrose, a fantastic history writer, made famous E Company with his "Band of Brothers" book that followed the exploits of the 101st Airborne from Normany to Hitler's Eagle Nest. Jeanette Robinson, a super bowling promoter, is making famous a "band of sisters" who bowl in the Storm National Golden Ladies Classic each year. The 20th renewal of the National Golden Ladies Classic drew a record 80 entries, five more than the previous high.

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Ricky Henderson wins $25,000 in The 2010 TAT Amateur Nationals

The Orleans bowling center in Las Vegas, Nev., USA (Feb. 1-7, 2010)

2010TATRickyHenderson_small.jpgThe 2010 TAT Amateur Nationals at the The Orleans in Las Vegas, Nev. registered 4968 entries in this one-week event. Ricky Henderson (center) from Baltimore, Maryland walked away the winner and he took home $25,000. Finishing second was Senior division bowler John Young earning $15,000 for his efforts. Third place went to Joseph Guerrero cashing for $12,500, while 205 division bowler Fabio Andrade made $10,000 for 4th place. 189 & Under Handicap bowler Erik Glenn cashed for $6,000 for 5th place.

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Tony Marine becomes first champion at inaugural Classified Mini-Eliminator

South Point Casino, Las Vegas, Nev., United States (Feb. 4-7, 2010)

2010ClassifiedMiniEliminatorTonyMarine_small.jpgAnthony Marine, Long Island, New York won the first ever Classified 210 & under Mini-Eliminator sponsored by Columbia 300. Marine won $5,000 thanks to a 233 scratch game (251 with handicap) in the final shootout match. Finishing second was another Long Islander, Damon Gizzi of St. James, with 226 incl. handicap worth $2,500. Third place went to Landon Young of Las Vegas, who received $1,250 for 197 with handicap.

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Rick Miller wins $20,000 at the 2010 Winter Mini-Eliminator

South Point Casino, Las Vegas, Nev., United States (Feb. 3-7, 2010)

2010WinterMERickMiller_small.jpgRick Miller of Lincoln, Nebraska won the 2010 Winter Mini-Eliminator sponsored by Columbia 300. Rick received the $20,000 winner's check after bowling a 236 in the final shootout match, 20 pins greater than second-place finisher Sam Carter, a senior bowler from Ben Lomond, Calif., who earned $10,000. Finishing third was the 205 & under champion Darnell Pearson of Baltimore, Md., who shot a 193 to earn $7,500.



CTF names Lagrange, Lambert 2009 Canadian Bowlers of the Year

2009BWCCarolineLagrange2_small.jpg200910PBAGeorgeLambertIV_small.jpgThe Canadian Tenpin Bowling Federation (CTF) has announced the 2009 Bowlers of the Year for adult male and female, senior female and junior male and female bowlers. Caroline Lagrange, Notre-Dame de Pins, Quebec and George Lambert IV, Hamilton, Ontario, were named in the adult division. Both won the 2009 National Championships. Lagrange (l.) also won the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup while Lambert (r.) earned a spot on the 2009-10 Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour.



Jack Guay named to CTF Hall of Fame

2008BWCJackGuay_small.jpgJack Guay of Calgary, Alberta has been named as the 15th member of the Canadian Tenpin Federation Hall of Fame in the Athlete's category. Guay joins 14 other athletes, one veteran and nine builders in the national tenpin hall. The presentation will be held at the closing banquet of the National Championships which will take place in Surrey, British Columbia May 21-24, 2010. Guay, the 2004 Canadian Male Bowler of the Year, is a two-time Team Canada member.



Andres Galmez wins Track StriXe 2010

Cosmic Bowling Center in Santiago de Chile (January 19-21, 2010)

StriXeLogo_small.jpg2009VOClaraJulianaGuerrero3_small.jpgInternational Hammer Staff Member, Harold Andres Galmez has won the Track StriXe 2010 at Cosmic Bowling Center in Santiago de Chile. In the title match of the single-elimination finals Chile's best bowler defeated Alejandro Deschamps, United States, 511-451. 14 players were invited to bowl in the Track StriXe 2010 including two-time World Champion, Clara Juliana Guerrero (right) of Colombia.

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Bill Fong's 899 a new Texas Record By Jim Goodwin

Misses 16th USBC certified 900 series by a 10-pin

20100119BillFong899_small.jpg46-year-old Bill Fong (pictured) made a little bowling history in his Monday Mixers league session January 19 at Plano Super Bowl. Fong, owner of his own hair salon for the past 20 years, missed a perfect 900 series by a hair, rolling 300-300-299 in his quest to roll the 16th USBC certified 900 series in bowling history. A stubborn 10-pin on his 36th delivery made him the 11th bowler to roll an 899. However, set a new series record in Texas. The previous record was 890, set in April 2002 by DeSoto's Frankie Alonzo.

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First Monica Brooks Memorial draws 173 entries from four southwest states

Plano Super Bowl in Plano, Texas (Jan. 2-3, 2010)

2010MBMSTWyattandWarrenCaldwell_small.jpgThe first Monica Brooks Memorial Scholarship Tournament was a big success. The event drew adult /youth doubles teams from four southwest states – Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana - totaling 173 entries at Plano Super Bowl in Plano, Texas. The winners were Wyatt Caldwell and his dad, Warren Caldwell (pictured) from Richardson, Texas, who defeated Rachel and Patrick Carr, Siloam Springs, Arkansas in the final match, two-games-to-none, to win the $1,000 SMART Scholarship award.

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