Defending Team All-Events champions compete at USBC Open Championships


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    2012USBCOCKKBowlingServices5.jpg Four members of K&K Bowling Services 5, the defending Team All-Events champion at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, were in Baton Rouge, La., this week to put their title on the line at the Baton Rouge River Center.

    Although they got off to a strong start, they came up short in their bid for another title, finishing with a 9,115 total May 29. S&B Pro Shop 1 of Clinton Township, Mich., leads Team All-Events this year with 9,954.

    The 2012 version of K&K Bowling Services 5 included USBC President Andrew Cain, Adam Ishman, former Junior Team USA members Chris Klerk and Kyle King. They were joined by Antonio Medina, who bowled in place of Les Shirwindt, who recently underwent eye surgery and was unable to fly in from Las Vegas.

    "It means everything to have the opportunity to defend," said Cain (far right), a three-time Team USA member who won the 2001 USBC Team USA Trials. "I think we're all pretty aware that very few people even get the opportunity to win a title, let alone come back with most of their team and defend it. So, whether we bowled well or not this week, just having the chance to defend is one of the best feelings you can have at this tournament."


    Last year, at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., K&K Bowling Services 5 turned in a 3,163 team score, well behind the tournament leaders, but quietly battled back in doubles and singles to take home the Team All-Events crown with a 10,283 total.

    Although the hill wasn't quite as steep this time after a 3,101 effort in team, there was the added pressure of trying to become the first to win back-to-back Team All-Events titles since Lodge Lanes of Belleville, Mich., achieved the feat in 1998.

    Medina led the way for K&K Bowling Services 5 this year with a 1,944 all-events total and was followed by King (1,825), Ishman (1,793), Klerk (1,780) and Cain (1,773).

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    2012 USBC Open Championships - Regular Division

    Top 10 division leaders with hometown and pinfall

    1, Nicholas J's Pro Shop 2 (Nick Heilman, Matt Mysliwiec, Greg Pizl, Trevor Yonan, Andy Mills), La Crosse, Wis., 3,401. 2,, Wichita, Kan., 3,344. 3, Cambridge 1, Arlington, Texas, 3,319. 4, Artistic Expressions 1, Oklahoma City, 3,316. 5, Linds Lakers 1, Minneapolis, 3,278. 6, S & B Pro Shop 1, Clinton Township, Mich., 3,277. 7, The Locker Guy 1, Mankato, N.D., 3,247. 8, Clone Huskers, Madison, Wis., 3,244. 9, Frans Pro Shop 1, Waterloo, Iowa, 3,239. 10, ND Storm 1, Mandan, N.D., 3,227.

    1, Matt McNiel, Prior Lake, Minn./Charles Vashaw, Deephaven, Minn., 1,489. 2, Roger Blanchard/Jimmy Zimmerman, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,464. 3, Jeff Fehr/Ken Abner, Cincinnati, 1,462. 4, Mark D'Angelo, Elmira, N.Y./Ryan Kretchmer, Rochester, N.Y., 1,453. 5, Thomas Corbett, Minneapolis/Gary Green, Houlton, Wis., 1,439. 6, Chad Newman, Grapevine, Texas/Michael Warren, Dallas, 1,436. 7, Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash./Adam Barta, Girard, Ohio, 1,429. 8, Chris Hans, Rocky Mount, N.C./Ryan Whitney, Lewisville, Texas, 1,420. 9, Dan Bock, Albert Lea, Minn./Chad Nelson, Owatonna, Minn., 1,419. 10, Scott Erickson, Oregon, Wis./Chris Gibbons, Madison, Wis., 1,410.

    1, Henry Teetz III, West Allis, Wis., 800. 2(tie), Andrew Kleutgen, Wild Rose, Wis., and Dustin Knipp, Mansfield, Ohio, 785. 4, Ryan Whitney, Lewisville, Texas, 773. 5(tie), John Ferretti, Erie, Pa., and Jim Murtishaw, Menifee, Calif., 771. 7, Robert Hanson, Tacoma, Wash., 765. 8, Camden Rokita, Springfield, Ill., 763. 9(tie), Matt Smith, Altoona, Iowa, and Mark D'Angelo, Elmira, N.Y., 756.

    1, Matt McNiel, Prior Lake, Minn., 2,202. 2, Ryan Whitney, Lewisville, Texas, 2,170. 3, Derek Eoff, Madison, Wis., 2,167. 4, Nick Wissinger, Clinton Township, Mich., 2,152. 5, Nick Heilman, La Crosse, Wis., 2,121. 6, Brian Waliczek, Birch Run, Mich., 2,111. 7, Brian Diede, Huron, S.D., 2,105. 8, Kent Wagner, Bradenton, Fla., 2,099. 9(tie), Chris Gibbons, Madison, Wis., and Tom Adcock, Decatur, Ill., 2,089.

    Team All-Events
    1, S&B Pro Shop 1 (Bill Orlikowski, Nick Wissinger, Mark Moore, Kerry Kreft, Dave Ewald), Clinton Township, Mich., 9,954. 2, The Locker Guy 1, Mankato, Minn., 9,925. 3, Cambridge 1, Arlington, Texas, 9,817. 4, Linds Lakers 1, Minneapolis, 9,801. 5, Fran's Pro Shop 1, Waterloo, Iowa, 9,795, 6, Clone Huskers, Madison, Wis., 9,770. 7, Lodge Lanes Too, Orlando, Fla., 9,744. 8, POHL POSITION, W. Henrietta, N.Y., 9,741. 9, Five Horsemen, Racine, Wis., 9,731. 10, Little Lebowskis, Littleton, Colo., 9,687.


    2012 USBC Open Championships - Classified Division

    Top 10 division leaders with hometown and pinfall

    1, Nite Owls (David Dean, Winston Ware, Leon Clark, Michael Hicks, John Sperry), Madison Heights, Va., 2,707. 2, K & K Bowling Services, Saint Joseph, Mo., 2,691. 3, Frazee 2, Vergas, Minn., 2,678. 4, Garden Center Lanes 4, Alexandria, Minn., 2,670. 5, K Lines 2, Gildford, Mont., 2,658. 6(tie), Cardinal Lanes, Hoisington, Kan., and Lani Ohana, Honolulu, 2,650. 8, Schmidt Motors, Ogallala, Neb., 2,639. 9, Donnas Lounge 2, Sheffield, Iowa, 2,631. 10, Bluedog Blazers, Webster, S.D., 2,614.

    1, Randy Tennant, Onida, S.D./Tim Luken, Gettysburg, S.D., 1,231. 2, Daniel Broussard, Broussard, La./Rob Clark, Rayne, La., 1,196. 3, Lenny Boogaard, Osakis, Minn./Larry Sorenson, West Union, Minn., 1,187. 4, Kathy Barthel, Jacksonville, Ala./Thomas Gaskins, Bessemer, Ala., 1,184. 5, Jewell Ownbey/Forrest Ownbey, Newport, Wash., 1,182. 6, Don Driver, Howard, Colo./Dave Culp, Salida, Colo., 1,180. 7, Jeremy Skelenar/Bobby Turner, Kearney, Neb., 1,177. 8, Eric Douglass, Goldfield, Iowa/Dale Helgevold, Osceola, Iowa, 1,170. 9, Paul Reker, New Ulm, Minn./Norman Skarphol, Madelia, Minn., 1,163. 10, Darrin Remiticado, Stockton, Calif.,/Ricky Takeya, North Las Vegas, 1,160.

    1, Joel Fee, Pella, Iowa, 655. 2, Dennis Hanson, Harbor Beach, Mich., 640. 3, Jerry Roberts, Primghar, Iowa, 637. 4, Rick Richter, Primghar, Iowa, 634. 5, Douglas Hines, St. David's Island, Bermuda, 625. 6, Travis Simplot, Oregon, Wis., 622. 7(tie), Ken Brewster, Goshen, Ind., and Randy Irvin, Cortez, Colo., 621. 9(tie), Randy Witters, New Weston, Ohio, and Mark Herring, Seymour, Mo., 619.

    1, Aaron Lam, Columbia, Mo., 1,763. 2, Dennis Poepping, Alexandria, Minn., 1,746. 3, Paul Schrubbe, Horicon, Wis., 1,742. 4, Harry Arnold, Falls City, Neb., 1,741. 5, Sheldon Goldberg, Hollywood, Fla., 1,739. 6, Darrin Remiticado, Stockton, Calif., 1,735. 7, Jerry Roberts, Chino Valley, Ariz., 1,721. 8(tie), Devon Dye, Port Hueneme, Calif., and Douglas Hines, St. David's Island, Bermuda, 1,713. 10, Nathan Christen, Oregon, Ill., 1,710.