Florida bowler rolls second perfect game of 2010 USBC Open Championships


    United States

    2010USBCOCPorterAngel.jpgPorter Angel IV (pictured) of Orlando, Fla., could not have picked a better time to roll the first perfect game of his bowling career.

    The 27-year-old right-hander tossed 12 consecutive strikes on bowling's biggest stage and recorded the second 300 of the 2010 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships on Tuesday.

    After a disappointing 488 performance in team Monday, Angel spent part of the evening practicing at a nearby bowling center and returned to the National Bowling Stadium on Tuesday with a little extra confidence.

    "Yesterday, I struggled, so I really got angry at myself," said Angel, who is the head mechanic at Orlando's Aloma Bowling Center. "I went and beat on the lanes last night and just wanted to get ready for today."

    Angel immediately started striking in doubles and followed the 300 with games of 182 and 203 for a 685 series. He teamed up with Raymond Turgeon of Casselberry, Fla., for a 1,115 doubles effort.

    "It was incredible," Angel said. "I woke up, went and ate at a buffet, came in here, and it just lined up for me real well. I've got four 300s in practice, but this is something I'll never forget. If you're going to shoot 300, make it count. I've had a 298 and a 299 in league, so I'm glad I finally got a 300."

    Angel's only other USBC Open Championships appearance came at the 2003 event in Knoxville, Tenn., where he also excelled in doubles, shooting 625. Other priorities and responsibilities kept him from returning to the tournament lanes until now, but he'll definitely be back in the future.

    2010USBCOCBarryZimmerman_small.jpg"Last night, I had some fun and met some people at the local bowling alley, and then, today, I woke up and just felt good," Angel said. "It's amazing. I can't get over it. I'm still shaking. I'll be back next year. I'm going to try to bowl every year now."

    Angel added a 645 series in singles and finished his first trip to Reno with a 1,818 all-events total, nearly 250 pins better than his 2003 debut.

    Barry Zimmerman (right) of Grand Forks, N.D., rolled the tournament's only other perfect game on March 8.

    2010USBCOCLogo_small.jpg Presenting sponsors for the 2010 USBC Open Championships are Circus Circus, Eldorado and Silver Legacy Hotel/Casinos in Reno, Nev. Other sponsors include Sands Regency Casino Hotel, official brackets sponsor, Kegel, official lane maintenance provider, US Steltronic, official scoring system, and supporting sponsors Storm Bowling Products, UPS, Nationwide Insurance, Atlantis Casino Resort and Spa, Harrah's Reno Casino and Hotel and Peppermill Hotel Casino.


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    107th USBC Open Championships

    National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev., United States (Feb. 20 - July 5, 2010)


    Top 10 division leaders with hometown and pinfalls


    1, Bluebird Lanes (Dennis Campbell, Ron Davis, Michael Dugan, Robert Flaws, Ray Struck), Orland Park, Ill., 3,122. 2, St. Charles Lanes, St. Charles, Mo., 3,085. 3, Central Saw and Mower, Racine, Wis., 3,081. 4, Bowlers Junction, Hemet, Calif., 3,080. 5, J&J Pro Shop, Mount Crawford, Va., 3,066. 6, Pandorum, Buford, Ga., 3,063. 7, CMS Concrete 2, Nashua, N.H., 3,049. 8, The Bowlers ER, Des Plaines, Ill., 3,035. 9, J Wood's Flooring, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 3,030. 10, Pita Uno, Shakopee, Minn., 3,023.

    1, Jason Hale, Des Moines, Iowa/Matt Smith, Altoona, Iowa, 1,411. 2, Brian Salapatek, Cortland, Ill./Anthony Jovanovich, DeKalb, Ill., 1,379. 3, Mark Henrichs, Edgar, Wis./Jim Moore, Mosinee, Wis., 1,362. 4, Alvin Lou, El Cajon, Calif./Bob Handley, Winter Park, Fla., 1,342. 5, Richard Voakes Jr., Oshkosh, Wis./Troy Schaefer, Neenah, Wis., 1,326. 6, Mitch Bakies, Reynoldsburg, Ohio/Mark Wolford, West Liberty, Ohio, 1,323. 7, David Meyer, Staatsburg, N.Y./Steve Ferraro, Kingston, N.Y., 1,313. 8, John Bossone, Carroll, Ohio/Carl Cramer Jr., Austintown, Ohio, 1,307. 9, Nolan Baker/J.D. Pelow, Westminster, Calif., 1,305. 10, Shawn Mariani/Ryan Mapes, Havre, Mont., 1,301.

    1, Barry Zimmerman, Grand Forks, N.D., 766. 2, George Kontos, Joliet, Ill., 760. 3, Larry Thompson Jr., Spring, Texas, 742. 4, Tony Biondi, Orlando, Fla., 734. 5 (tie), Steven Vance, Stone Mountain, Ga., and Troy Kendrick, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 729. 7, Ron Davis, Orland Park, Ill., 727. 8, Matt Smith, Altoona, Iowa, 722. 9 (tie), Steve Blanchet, Lawrence, Mass., and Chris Kirschner, Seattle, 715.

    1 (tie), Matt Smith, Altoona, Iowa, and George Kontos Joliet, Ill., 2,073. 3, Barry Zimmerman, Grand Forks, N.D., 2,044. 4, Ray Struck, Orland Park, Ill., 2,023. 5, Robert Phillips, North Ridgeville, Ohio, 2,017. 6, Jim Moore, Mosinee, Wis., 2,016. 7, Curtis Odom, Coldwater, Mich., 1,994. 8, Doug Hayes, Clarksville, Tenn., 1,987. 9, William Banks, Laurel Hill, N.C., 1,986. 10, Thomas Hinz, Joliet, Ill., 1,980.

    Team All-Events
    1, Bluebird Lanes (Dennis Campbell, Ron Davis, Michael Dugan, Robert Flaws, Ray Struck), Orland Park, Ill., 9,602. 2, Sign Producers 1, Winter Garden, Fla., 9,341. 3, Team USA, St. Louis, 9,223. 4, Bowlers Junction, Hemet, Calif., 9,214. 5, Super Bowl-Appleton, Kaukauna, Wis., 9,165. 6, Hot Printing 1, Holland, Ohio, 9,135. 7, Breakpoint Pro Shop 1, Sartell, Minn., 9,096. 8, Breakpoint Pro Shop 2, Sartell, Minn., 9,075. 9, Team Dirty, Madison, Wis., 9,060. 10, Bowldocs Pro Shop 1, University Place, Wash., 9,031.



    1, EWI/NPS/Denny's (Lawanda Scott, Lynette Crowther, Derek Arnold, Kelliann Frank, Phillip Savelli), Mentor, Ohio, 2,699. 2, Whitlow Furnace, Scobey, Mont., 2,602. 3, Stevens Seed, Clarion, Iowa, 2,594. 4, Who U Wit, Hayward, Calif., 2,578. 5, Stuart Bowl 3, Stuart, Iowa, 2,573. 6, Schmidt Motors, Ogallala, Neb., 2,567. 7, Minnow's Marine, Havre, Mont., 2,558. 8 (tie), Lucky Strike Lanes, Spearfish, S.D., and Daylight Donuts, Hays, Kan., 2,554. 10, PMAHC EHT, Ocala, Fla., 2,552.

    1, Tyson Sims/Scott Wilcox, Georgetown, Idaho, 1,182. 2, Pat Fitzgibbons, Colorado Springs, Colo./Pete Fitzgibbons, Goodland, Kan., 1,173. 3, Greg Allen/Stacey Bauer, Ogallala, Neb., 1,166. 4, Holly Ventura, Harwood Heights, Ill./Bob Zurek, River Grove, Ill., 1,149. 5, Delmar Brownell/Dale Brownell, Spearfish, S.D., 1,148. 6, Scott Werner, Overland Park, Kan./Mark Klyn, Pella, Iowa, 1,145. 7 (tie), Terry Crowther/Monte Gebhardt, Roundup, Mont., and Richard Anderson, Julesburg, Colo./Dan Ford, Chappell, Neb., 1,141. 9, Terry Henkle, Garrison, Iowa/Larry Albers, Van Horne, Iowa, 1,139. 10, Kevin Jenkins/George Haney, Incline Village, Nev., 1,138.

    1, David Garcez, Merced, Calif., 669. 2, Mark Plute, Montrose, Colo., 644. 3, Curt VanLaningham, Ogallala, Neb., 624. 4, Ryan Goettsch, Galva, Iowa, 618. 5, Robb Waynick, Dunbridge, Ohio, 605. 6, Ryan Fritchen, Dakota Dunes, S.D., 604. 7 (tie), Patrick Mcdermand, Villa Park, Ill., and Roger Southland, Lowell, Mich., 595. 9, Anne Woodhull, Golden Valley, Minn., 593. 10, John Stolarski, Waterford, Mich., 592.

    1, Richard Eisenhut, Downers Grove, Ill., 1,766. 2, John Stolarski, Waterford, Mich., 1,733. 3, Doug Boleyn, Waterloo, Iowa, 1,719. 4, Pat Fitzgibbons, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1,712. 5, Ryan Goettsch, Galva, Iowa, 1,702. 6, Mark Plute, Montrose, Colo., 1,701. 7, Robb Waynick, Dunbridge, Ohio, 1,690. 8, Gena Harvey, Boise, Idaho, 1,689. 9, Jay Lere, Moorhead, Minn., 1,687. 10, Greg Allen, Ogallala, Neb., 1,683.