Ohio's Zeke Bayt takes over lead in Regular Singles at USBC Open Championships

    06/19/13

    United States

    Jared Zitek, Lee Vanderhoef roll perfect games #26 and #27 at National Bowling Stadium; final live stream broadcast from the 2013 USBC Open Championships will take place June 25

    2013USBCOCZekeBayt.jpgZeke Bayt (pictured left) of Westerville, Ohio, rolled games of 288, 268 and 239 on June 16 to move into the top spot in Regular Singles at the 2013 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships with a 795 series.

    The 20-year-old right-hander passed Team USA member John Szczerbinski of North Tonawanda, N.Y., who set the bar April 21 with a 789 set.

    Bayt struggled on the 39-foot Sport Bowling-certified lane condition early in doubles, but a ball change helped blend out the pattern and gave him the opportunity to see his name at the top of the leaderboard.

    201213PBAJohnSzczerbinski.jpg"I switched balls in the last frame of the second game of doubles," said Bayt, who made his second USBC Open Championships appearance.

    "I noticed I was trying to make perfect shots with the same ball and was really trapping myself. No matter what I did, if I wasn't perfect, it was a split or something hard to pick up. I changed balls to blend out the backend. When I missed left, it stayed there, and when I missed a little right, it rolled enough to where it would fade into the pocket nicely."

    Bayt added 647 in team and 611 in doubles for a 2,053 all-events total. Szczerbinski (right) leads Regular All-Events with 2,228.

     


    Two bowlers roll perfect games at National Bowling Stadium


    2013USBCOCJaredZitek.jpgJared Zitek (left) of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Lee Vanderhoef of Greenville, S.C., brought the perfect game tally at the 2013 USBC Open Championships to 27.

    Zitek, a 37-year-old right-hander, reached perfection at the National Bowling Stadium on June 11 after games of 182 and 215 for a 697 series.

    He added 673 in doubles and 665 in singles to finish his eighth Open Championships appearance, and first since 2010, with a 2,035 all-events total.

    2013USBCOCLeeVanderhoef.jpg Vanderhoef (right), a 34-year-old right-hander, connected on 12 consecutive shots June 16 on the way to a 740 team series, which included games of 197, 300 and 243.

    He is the 28th bowler in the 110-year history of the Open Championships with multiple 300s on the championship lanes. His first came during singles at the 2009 event in Las Vegas.

    Vanderhoef added 721 in doubles and 654 in singles this year for a 2,115 all-events total.

     


    A look ahead


    The final live stream broadcast from the 2013 USBC Open Championships will take place June 25 at 2 p.m. EDT, as senior standout Pete Thomas and Xeno Garcia, who rolled a perfect game at the 2004 tournament at the National Bowling Stadium, hit the lanes for doubles and singles. The broadcast can be viewed live at YouTube.com/BowlTV.

     


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    2013 USBC Open Championships - Regular Division


    Top 10 division leaders with hometown and pinfall

    Team
    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, The Bowling Shop 1, Keller, Texas, 3,506. 5, Red Carpet Lanes, Waukesha, Wis., 3,499. 6, CareerAthletes.com, Wichita, Kan., 3,469. 7, Team Pabst, Verona, Wis., 3,450. 8(tie), S & B Pro Shop 1, Clinton Township, Mich., and Shirts4bowling.com, Portland, Ore., 3,439. 10, Buddiesproshop.com, Naugatuck, Conn., 3,438.

    Doubles
    1, Brian Burkhardt, St. Louis/Rick Gatlin, Eureka, Mo., 1,440. 2, Alex Aguiar, Dartmouth, Mass./Brian LeClair, Albany, N.Y., 1,422. 3(tie), Chris Greene/Joe Keltner, Wichita, Kan., and Joe Conti Jr., Liverpool, N.Y./Derek Magno, Cicero, N.Y., 1,403. 5(tie), Tony Reynaud, Harwinton, Conn./Glenn Hood, Ellington, Conn., and Patrick Dombrowski, Parma, Ohio/Marc Massie, Alexandria, Ky., 1,399. 7, Marc Scherlis, San Diego/Marv Sargent, Temecula, Calif., 1,397. 8, Russ Wilson, Lawrence, Kan./Jay Futrell, Derby, Kan., 1,396. 9, Ben Hoefs, Mobile, Ala./Henry Teetz III, West Allis, Wis., 1,392. 10, Jacob Wright, Terre Haute, Ind./Jeremy Dixson, Bay City, Mich., 1,389.

    Singles
    1, Zeke Bayt, Westerville, Ohio, 795. 2, John Szczerbinski, North Tonawanda, N.Y., 789. 3, Matt McNiel, Prior Lake, Minn., 787. 4, Mike Shady, Fairview, Pa., 783. 5, Aaron Jones, Palos Hills, Ill., 778. 6, Kelly Bonta, Wichita, Kan., 776. 7, Chris Kliczinski, Pinckney, Mich., 773. 8(tie), Greg Roberts, Oshkosh, Wis., Brandon Hinderer, York, Pa., and Rick Minier, Houston, 771.

    All-Events
    1, John Szczerbinski, North Tonawanda, N.Y., 2,228. 2, Dean Billings, Rootstown, Ohio, 2,214. 3, Eric Espinda, Albuquerque, N.M., 2,183. 4, John Janawicz, Winter Haven, Fla., 2,169. 5(tie), Corey Husted, Milwaukie, Ore., and Mike Moore, Orlando, Fla., 2,166. 7, Joe Keltner, Wichita, Kan., 2,154. 8(tie), Steve Novak, Bay City, Mich., and Andrew Colon, Zephyrhills, Fla., 2,153. 10, Steve Harman, Indianapolis, 2,151.

    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, Higgy, Westerville, Ohio, 10,058. 7, Red Carpet Lanes, Waukesha, Wis., 10,007. 8, Cambridge 1, Arlington, Texas, 9,988. 9, Linds Lakers 1, Brooklyn Park, Minn., 9,953. 10, CareerAthletes.com, Wichita, Kan., 9,921.

     


    2013 USBC Open Championships - Classified Division


    Top 10 division leaders with hometown and pinfall

    Team
    1, Schmitt Reddi Mix 2 (Ray Green, Ron Morgan, Dan Palmer, Kent Stoker, Randy Taylor), Bennett, Colo., 2,763. 2. Trinity Clothing, Glendale, Ariz., 2,746. 3, Cash Gas Co LLC, Ava, Mo., 2723. 4, Scotty's 1, Alexandria, Minn., 2,720. 5, Aztec 2, Lacey, Wash., 2,707. 6, Skyline Chili, Independence, Ky., 2,702. 7, It was the Water, Lacey, Wash., 2,687. 8, The Inexplicables, Conetoe, N.C., 2,662. 9, Kleve Construction, Wyoming, Iowa, 2,659. 10, Rushmeier Homes, Spanaway, Wash., 2,652.

    Doubles
    1, Jose Rivera, New Sharon, Iowa/Ronnie Licht, Montezuma, Iowa, 1,209. 2, Isaac Vidaurri/Frank Goff, Kingsville, Texas, 1,180. 3, Dick Shroyer, Florence, S.C./Paul Locklair, Effingham, S.C., 1,160. 4, Bruce Mercer/Anita Mercer, Vermont, Ill., 1,159. 5(tie), Tom Musante, San Mateo, Calif./Ryan Riewer, Fargo, N.D., and Wayne Sakai/Glen Yagi, Lodi, Calif., 1,150. 7, Robert Biederstadt/Walter Williamson, Bellingham, Wash., 1,141. 8(tie), Todd Austin, Cedar Springs, Mich./David Lane, Sparta, Mich., and Tim Reeder, Phoenix/Dale Waddell, Mesa, Ariz., 1,140. 10, Raymond Cummings, Miramar, Fla./Rudolph Levarity, Miami, 1,139.

    Singles
    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, Mark Heilman, Kasota, Minn., 637. 6, Adam Atherton, Independence, Ky., 635. 7, Russell Hirayasu, Kailua, Hawaii, 632. 8, James Kennedy, Plattsburg, Mo., 631. 9(tie), Johnny Anderson, Richfield, Utah, and Joe Erickson, Auburn, Wash., 627.

    All-Events
    1, Daniel Pero, Tacoma, Wash., 1,807. 2, Jerry Fagan, Apple Valley, Calif., 1,798. 3, Rick Sixberry, Boulder City, Nev., 1776. 4, LeRoy Krein, Mandan, N.D., 1,762. 5, Mitch Soeffker, Gaylord, Minn., 1,746. 6, Tyler Stockeland, Hannaford, N.D., 1,717. 7, Adam Atherton, Independence, Ky., 1,715. 8, Cory Overman, Fort Worth, Texas, 1,708. 9, Mark Heilman, Kasota, Minn., 1,707. 10(tie), Keith Gerger, Albany, Ore., and Jose Rivera, New Sharon, Iowa, 1,706.