USBC Hall of Famer Jimmy Schroeder celebrates 65 years at USBC Open Championships


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    Four bowlers roll perfect games bringing the total for the year to 20

    2013USBCOCJimmySchroeder.jpgUnited States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Jimmy Schroeder (pictured left) of Tonawanda, N.Y., became the sixth bowler in USBC Open Championships history to make 65 appearances on the tournament lanes.

    The 83-year-old right-hander has traveled thousands of miles and overcome health challenges, including three major hip surgeries, to keep his consecutive streak intact, and he made his 65th straight appearance May 18-19 at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. He received a plaque, chevron and custom ring to commemorate the milestone.

    "Bowling has been great to me, and I have met so many wonderful people," said Schroeder, who made his Open Championships debut at the 1949 event in Atlantic City, N.J., and was inducted into the USBC Hall of Fame in 1990.

    "At this time in my life, this means a lot to me, and it gives me something to look forward to each year. Sometimes, just walking from the hotel is a challenge because I just don't have the stamina anymore, but I'm still hoping to make it a few more years to catch Joe and Bill."

    Late USBC Hall of Famer Joe Norris of San Diego and the late Bill Doehrman of Fort Wayne, Ind., each competed in the Open Championships a record 71 times, while Sylvester Thiel of Lake City, Minn., is the active participation leader with 68 years.

    USBC Hall of Famer Bill Lillard Sr. of Houston (66) and the late Les Berry of Wooster, Ohio (66), are the other bowlers to reach 65 years.

    Schroeder, who is one of just 13 members of the tournament's 100,000-Pin Club, shot 530 in singles, 485 in doubles and 479 in team this year for a 1,494 total. He has knocked down 115,397 pins and is third on the career pinfall list. Norris tops the list with 123,770, while Lillard is the active pinfall leader with 121,434.


    Four bowlers roll perfect games

    2013USBCOCDanielDistler.jpg2013USBCOCGregoryStaubs.jpgDaniel Distler of Shawnee, Kan., Gregory Staubs of Harpers Ferry, W.V., Will Garber of Modesto, Calif., and Paul Rumbaugh of Stafford, Va., all rolled perfect games at the USBC Open Championships this week, bringing the total for the year to 20.

    Distler (left), a 62-year-old right-hander, rolled his 300 during his team event May 14. He had games of 131, 213 and 300 for a 644 series.

    Staubs (right), a 40-year-old right-hander, took a step back in time as he switched to a plastic ball for his final game of singles May 15 and finished with the 18th perfect game of the 2013 event. He started with 153 and 199 before firing 12 consecutive strikes for a 652 series.

    2013USBCOCWillGarber.jpgGarber (left) is the son of former Professional Bowlers Association exempt player Wayne Garber, and he employs a unique two-handed style, attacking the lanes from the left side.

    2013USBCOCPaulRumbaugh.jpgThe 19-year-old started his team event May 18 with games of 146 and 201 before finishing with a perfect game for a 647 series. All of the other 300 games this year have been by right-handed bowlers.

    Rumbaugh (right), a 53-year-old right-hander and 21-year veteran of the United States Air Force, rolled the 20th perfect game of the year in team May 18 after games of 204 and 181. He finished with a 685 series.


    A look ahead

    2008USBCOCJuddHall.jpgJudd Hall (pictured left, celebrating his 60th appearance in 2008) of Carrollton, Ohio, will make his 65th consecutive USBC Open Championships appearance May 24 at 6 p.m. EDT. He will become the seventh bowler in history to reach the coveted milestone. A brief ceremony will take place prior to his team event, and he will receive a plaque, chevron and custom ring.

    There will be two live stream broadcasts from Reno this week, with both coming from the USBC Women's Championships at the nearby Reno-Sparks Convention Center.

    2012USBCWCLindsayBakerElysiaCurrent.jpgThe exciting doubleheader kicks off May 25 at 2 p.m. EDT as past USBC Senior Queens champions Paula Vidad and Lucy Sandelin hit the lanes for their team event.

    As soon as they're done, defending champions Lindsay Boomershine and Elysia Current (pictured right, l-r) will make their way into the RSCC for doubles and singles.

    Boomershine and Current claimed the Scratch Doubles title at the 2012 Women's Championships and tied for the top spot in Diamond Doubles. The effort helped Boomershine to the Scratch All-Events title. They will take the lanes at 5 p.m. EDT.


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    2013 USBC Open Championships - Regular Division

    Top 10 division leaders with hometown and pinfall

    1, Lodge Lanes Too (Mitch Jabczenski, John Gaines, Scott Newell, Vernon Peterson, John Janawicz), Orlando, Fla., 3,538. 2, Junior Team USA Support 1, Mansfield, Texas, 3,521. 3, Leaf Lovers, Justin, Texas, 3,509. 4, Red Carpet Lanes, Waukesha, Wis., 3,499. 5,, Wichita, Kan., 3,469. 6, Team Pabst, Verona, Wis., 3,450. 7(tie), S & B Pro Shop 1, Clinton Township, Mich., and, Portland, Ore., 3,439. 9,, Naugatuck, Conn., 3,438. 10, Linds Lakers 1, Brooklyn Park, Minn., 3,436.

    1, Alex Aguiar, Dartmouth, Mass./Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 1,422. 2(tie), Chris Greene/Joe Keltner, Wichita, Kan., and Joe Conti Jr., Liverpool, N.Y./Derek Magno, Cicero, N.Y., 1,403. 4(tie), Tony Reynaud, Harwinton, Conn./Glenn Hood, Ellington, Conn., and Patrick Dombrowski, Parma, Ohio/Marc Massie, Alexandria, Ky., 1,399. 6, Russ Wilson, Lawrence, Kan./Jay Futrell, Derby, Kan., 1,396. 7, Ben Hoefs, Mobile, Ala./Henry Teetz III, West Allis, Wis., 1,392. 8, Dave Woffington, Lancaster, Pa./Jerred Poff, York, Pa., 1,387. 9, Adam Barta, Girard, Ohio/Robert Gotchall, Lincoln, Neb., 1,373. 10, Donald Robinson/Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 1,370.

    1, John Szczerbinski, North Tonawanda, N.Y., 789. 2, Matt McNiel, Prior Lake, Minn., 787. 3, Mike Shady, Fairview, Pa., 783. 4, Aaron Jones, Palos Hills, Ill., 778. 5, Kelly Bonta, Wichita, Kan., 776. 6, Greg Roberts, Oshkosh, Wis., 771. 7(tie), Robert Young, Ontario, Calif., and Vince Biondo, Carpentersville, Ill., 769. 9, Rick Perry, Kalispell, Mont., 764. 10, Don Breeden, Clive, Iowa, 760.

    1, John Szczerbinski, North Tonawanda, N.Y., 2,228. 2, Dean Billings, Rootstown, Ohio, 2,214. 3, John Janawicz, Winter Haven, Fla., 2,169. 4, Joe Keltner, Wichita, Kan., 2,154. 5, Steve Novak, Bay City, Mich., 2,153. 6, Steve Harman, Indianapolis, 2,151. 7, Vince Biondo, Carpentersville, Ill., 2,141. 8, Dean Mueller, Vernon Hills, Ill., 2,140. 9, Jack Laffey, Indianapolis, 2,139. 10, Christopher Hill, Franklin, Wis., 2,133.

    Team All-Events
    1, Junior Team USA Support 1(Matthew Tuckfield, Steve Novak, Anthony LaCaze, Jeffrey Mersch, Erik Vermilyea), Mansfield, Texas, 10,247. 2, HornswogglerS, Staten Island, N.Y., 10,204. 3, Backhaul Direct - Lumper, Indianapolis, 10,111. 4, Leaf Lovers, Justin, Texas, 10,108. 5, Team Tilt, Lawrence, Kan., 10,065. 6, Red Carpet Lanes, Waukesha, Wis., 10,007. 7, Cambridge 1, Arlington, Texas, 9,988. 8, Linds Lakers 1, Brooklyn Park, Minn., 9,953. 9,, Wichita, Kan., 9,921. 10, Team, West Henrietta, N.Y., 9,906.


    2013 USBC Open Championships - Classified Division

    Top 10 division leaders with hometown and pinfall

    1, Schmitt Reddi Mix 2 (Ray Green, Ron Morgan, Dan Palmer, Kent Stoker, Randy Taylor), Bennett, Colo., 2,763. 2, Scotty's 1, Alexandria, Minn., 2,720. 3, Aztec 2, Lacey, Wash., 2,707. 4, It Was The Water, Lacey, Wash., 2,687. 5, The Inexplicables, Conetoe, N.C., 2,662. 6, Kleve Construction, Wyoming, Iowa, 2,659. 7, Rushmeier Homes, Spanaway, Wash., 2,652. 8, Moeller Plastering, Woodland, Wash., 2,643. 9, Garden Center Lanes 4, Alexandria, Minn., 2,642. 10, NEFF, Mammoth, Wyo., 2,635.

    1, Jose Rivera, New Sharon, Iowa/Ronnie Licht, Montezuma, Iowa, 1,209. 2, Dick Shroyer, Florence, S.C./Paul Locklair, Effingham, S.C., 1,160. 3(tie), Tom Musante, San Mateo, Calif./Ryan Riewer, Fargo, N.D., and Wayne Sakai/Glen Yagi, Lodi, Calif., 1,150. 5, Robert Biederstadt/Walter Williamson, Bellingham, Wash., 1,141. 6, Todd Austin, Cedar Springs, Mich./David Lane, Sparta, Mich., 1,140. 7, Raymond Cummings, Miramar, Fla./Rudolph Levarity, Miami, 1,139. 8, George Kolstad, West St. Paul, Minn./John Kolstad, Bedford, Texas, 1,135. 9, (tie), Richard Eisenhut, Downers Grove, Ill./Richard Janicke, Lena, Ill., Glenn Smoot, Fay, Okla./Bob Wion, Fairview, Okla., and Arden Schuft, Gaylord, Minn./Glenn Koch, Glencoe, Minn., 1,134.

    1, George Atkinson Jr., Henderson, Nev., 663. 2, Wayne Laszczak, Bartlett, Ill., 658. 3, Dan Delong, Emerald, Wis., 641. 4, Ryan Peterson, Story City, Iowa, 640. 5, James Kennedy, Plattsburg, Mo., 631. 6(tie), Johnny Anderson, Richfield, Utah, and Joe Erickson, Auburn, Wash., 627. 8, John Schrader, Enid, Okla., 625. 9, Joe Post, Celina, Ohio, 618. 10, Steve Maczynski, Reed City, Mich., 614.

    1, LeRoy Krein, Mandan, N.D., 1,762. 2, Mitch Soeffker, Gaylord, Minn., 1,746. 3, Tyler Stockeland, Hannaford, N.D., 1,717. 4(tie), Keith Gerger, Albany, Ore., and Jose Rivera, New Sharon, Iowa, 1,706. 6, Fawn Worthen, Las Vegas, 1,700. 7, Roy Umehira, Honolulu, 1,698. 8, Vic Norbury, Gresham, Ore., 1,696. 9, Marcus Drew, Dillon, Mont., 1,693. 10, Roger Munson, Belmond, Iowa, 1,692.