Wisconsin group leads three events at USBC Open Championships


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    New York's Derek Magno tops singles standings; New York's Michael Walker II rolls fifth perfect game of 2014 event

    2014USBCOCJanzsHI.jpgTim Damerow of Waupun, Wis., posted a career-best 2,228 all-events total to secure the Regular All-Events lead at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships on April 4, and he lifted Janz's H.I. of Beaver Dam, Wis. (pictured left), into the top spot in Team All-Events with a 10,363 total, the fourth-highest score in tournament history. Damerow also teamed with Beaver Dam's Joe Janz to take the Regular Doubles lead with 1,378.

    "I don't think it has sunk in yet," said Damerow, who made his seventh USBC Open Championships appearance and used the same ball on the way to sets of 778 in team, 746 in singles and 704 in doubles. "It's amazing. I'm as happy as can be. It really is a dream come true."

    Andy Bunkoske added a 2,075 all-events effort for Janz's H.I. and was followed by Joe Janz (2,030), Tim Janz (2,026) and Randy Hupf (2,004). The Team All-Events record of 10,425 was set by Pollard's Bowl of Versailles, Ind., at the 1996 tournament in Salt Lake City.

    Janz's H.I. had the Regular Team lead for about 24 hours, before Motion Plus Lanes of Cudahy, Wis., rolled a 3,561 set, the highest in 111 years of Open Championships competition.


    New York's Derek Magno tops singles standings at National Bowling Stadium

    2014USBCOCDerekMagno.jpg2014USBCOCJustinZiegler.jpgLess than 15 hours after the top spot in Regular Singles changed hands for the first time in almost a month, Derek Magno (left) of Cicero, N.Y., again shook up the leaderboard at the USBC Open Championships with a 788 series.

    The 33-year-old right-hander rolled games of 289, 265 and 234 at the National Bowling Stadium on April 7 to grab the lead from Justin Ziegler (right) of Corona, Calif., who rolled a 784 series April 6.

    Magno added 721 in team and 609 in doubles for a career-best 2,118 all-events total, which is fifth overall.


    New York's Michael Walker II rolls fifth perfect game of 2014 event

    2014USBCOCMichaelWalkerII.jpgMichael Walker II (pictured) of Weedsport, N.Y., rolled the fifth perfect game of the 2014 USBC Open Championships on April 5.

    The 28-year-old right-hander added games of 189 and 190 for a 679 series to help Rick's Lawn Service of Auburn, N.Y., to a 3,165 total. He finished his fifth Open Championships appearance with 766 in singles and 597 in doubles for a 2,042 all-events total. Walker is sixth in Regular Singles.


    A look ahead

    John Molnar of Livonia, Mich., will become the 170th member of the 50-Year Club at the USBC Open Championships when he marches down Center Aisle on April 11 at 6 p.m. Eastern, and Mac Segar of Osprey, Fla., will add his name to the list April 15 at 6 p.m. Eastern.

    Maynard Johnson of Crystal, Minn., one of 17 bowlers to log 60 years of Open Championships participation, is expected to become the 15th bowler in tournament history to knock down 100,000 pins. He will enter the 2014 event with a career pinfall of 98,753, just 1,247 pins from the milestone.

    The next live stream broadcast from the Open Championships will take place April 11 at 6 p.m. EDT as 2012 Regular All-Events runner-up Ryan Whitney of Lewisville, Texas, hits the lanes at the National Bowling Stadium for his team event.

    Whitney rolled the first of 19 perfect games at the 2012 tournament and also went on to finish seventh in Regular Singles (773) and ninth in Regular Doubles with Chris Hans of Rocky Mount, N.C. (1,420).

    All live stream broadcasts from the 2014 Open Championships are sponsored by Track and can be watched at YouTube.com/BowlTV.


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    2014 USBC Open Championships - Regular Division

    Top 10 division leaders with hometown and pinfall

    1, Motion Plus Lanes (Jeff Nimke, Chris Pierson, Chad Maas, Chad Kloss, Dave Beres), Greenfield, Wis., 3,561. 2, Thanks Ronnie, Orlando, Fla., 3,514. 3, Janz's H.I., Beaver Dam, Wis., 3,499. 4, Storm Products Inc., Brigham City, Utah, 3,341. 5, Oregon Bowlers Association 1, Cornelius, Ore., 3,319. 6, Mid-City Lanes, Staatsburg, N.Y., 3,316. 7, Ray Cyr's Pro Shop, Baldwinsville, N.Y., 3,315. 8, Towne & Country Lanes 1, Hartland, Wis., 3,311. 9, Strike It Rich Pro Shop 1, Tafton, Pa., 3,305. 10, Dan Nadeau's Pro Shop, Grand Junction, Colo., 3,280.

    1, Joe Janz, Beaver Dam, Wis./Tim Damerow, Waupun, Wis., 1,378. 2, Tim Janz/Andy Bunkoske, Beaver Dam, Wis., 1,370. 3, Clay Herrbach, Montgomery, Fla./P.J. Haggerty, Roseville, Calif., 1,363. 4, Brandyn Cox/Jimmy Cox, Petersburg, Va., 1,360. 5, T.J. Mento/Art Alexander III, Baldwinsville, N.Y., 1,352. 6, Steve Slifka, Phoenix/Darron Peters, Temecula, Calif., 1,344. 7, Ryan Losli, Hillsboro, Ore./Tim Myers, Milwaukie, Ore., 1,343. 8, Kathy Tribbey, Cornelius, Ore./Wade Rees, Spokane Valley, Wash., 1,342. 9, Mike Carno, Baldwinsville, N.Y./Larry Porter, Whitesboro, N.Y., 1,340. 10, Chad Gutzman/Jeff Cross, Mount Pleasant, Mich., 1,325.

    1, Derek Magno, Cicero, N.Y., 788. 2, Justin Ziegler, Corona, Calif., 784. 3, Terrence Blevins, Chicago, 783. 4, Bill Faerber, St. Cloud, Minn., 772. 5, Damon Stalkfleet, Muscatine, Iowa, 767. 6, Michael Walker II, Weedsport, N.Y., 766. 7, Jace Peterson, Ocala, Fla., 758. 8, Dave Gajewski, Oak Creek, Wis., 754. 9, Steven Howell, Fairview, N.C., 751. 10, Joe Lipan, Sheridan, Ore., 749.

    1, Tim Damerow, Waupun, Wis., 2,228. 2, A.J. Chapman, Wichita, Kan., 2,194. 3, Art Alexander III, Baldwinsville, N.Y., 2,132. 4, Darron Peters, Temecula, Calif., 2,129. 5, Derek Magno, Cicero, N.Y., 2,118. 6, Chris Pierson, Waukesha, Wis., 2,104. 7, Justin Ziegler, Corona, Calif., 2,081. 8(tie), Larry Porter, Whitesboro, N.Y., and Curtis Odom, Coldwater, Mich., 2,076. 10(tie), Chad Maas, Waukesha, Wis., and Andy Bunkoske, Beaver Dam, Wis., 2,075.

    Team All-Events
    1, Janz's H.I. (Joe Janz, Andy Bunkoske, Tim Janz, Randy Hupf, Tim Damerow), Beaver Dam, Wis., 10,363. 2, Thanks Ronnie, Orlando, Fla., 10,061. 3, Motion Plus Lanes, Cudahy, Wis., 9,995. 4, Lakeview Lanes, Baldwinsville, N.Y., 9,851. 5, Towne & Country Lanes 1, Hartland, Wis., 9,756. 6, Mid-City Lanes, Staatsburg, N.Y., 9,699. 7, Precision Pro Shop, Lake Worth, Fla., 9,682. 8, Southern Storm, Ocala, Fla., 9,649. 9, Strike It Rich Pro Shop, Tafton, Pa., 9,612. 10, Bud Light Sheboygan, Sheboygan, Wis., 9,552.


    2014 USBC Open Championships - Classified Division

    Top 10 division leaders with hometown and pinfall

    1, Scotty's 1 (Tom Lee, Dave Fremling, John Fremling, Dan Fremling, Jon Lee), Alexandria, Minn., 2,843. 2, Oakridge Farms, Frazee, Minn., 2,710. 3, Storm Construction, Mazeppa, Minn., 2,709. 4, Alibi Lounge, Shelby, Mont., 2,662. 5, Hughes Farms 2, Parsons, Kan., 2,653. 6, Burnside Lobster Farms, New Effington, S.D., 2,650. 7, Hughes Farms 1, Parsons, Kan., 2,639. 8, Falkos 23, Aurora, Ill., 2,622. 9, Minnesota Select Sires 2, Fergus Falls, Minn., 2,618. 10, Blue Dog Blazers, Webster, S.D., 2,607.

    1, Chad Razink, Clontarf, Minn./Paul Beyer, Benson, Minn., 1,222. 2, Mark Skog/Carol Skog, Norway, Mich., 1,156. 3, Chuck Welle, Hawley, Minn./Ryan Knutson, Dilworth, Minn., 1,149. 4, Matt Blauer/Ryan Swalling, Burley, Idaho, 1,144. 5, Greg Mickelson/Mark Kemper, Frazee, Minn., 1,143. 6, Rose Weinrich/Wayne Weinrich, Foxfield, Colo., 1,118. 7, Gary Miskovic, Naperville, Ill./Randy Miskovic, Lansing, Ill., 1,113. 8, Alan Miller, Eunice, N.M./Hugo Naegele, Hobbs, N.M., 1,104. 9(tie), Robert Kaytor/Jerry Rechtzigel, Glencoe, Minn., and Clinton Dougherty, Palm Bay, Fla./James Naylor III, Melbourne, Fla., 1,101.

    1, William Hawkins, Houston, 669. 2, Kent Delaney, Webster, S.D., 616. 3, Jerry Kemper, Fargo, N.D., 612. 4, Routha Church, Port Allen, La., 610. 5, Stanley Higashihara, Honolulu, 603. 6, Allan Wendt, Frazee, Minn., 602. 7, Brian Luosa, Waukegan, Ill., 600. 8, Rana Bogan, Kensington, Md., 599. 9(tie), Del Stewart, Grand Junction, Colo., and Ken Ewalt, Grenville, S.D., 595.

    1, Mark Bylander, Vergas, Minn., 1,761. 2, William Hawkins, Houston, 1,734. 3, Greg Mickelson, Frazee, Minn., 1,698. 4, Jerry Kemper, Fargo, N.D., 1,692. 5, Jed Lye, Benson, Minn., 1,687. 6, Marshal Lagred, Starbuck, Minn., 1,682. 7, Chris Gauf, Mission Viejo, Calif., 1,679. 8, Alan Sibley, Muskegon, Mich., 1,668. 9, Clinton Dougherty, Palm Bay, Fla., 1,667. 10, Bruce Hatcher, Kearney, Neb., 1,662.