The 11th Frame 10/4/18
By Bill Ryan
Congratulations to the Bowling Green State Univertsity men’s bowling team for its recent championship in the collegiate tournament held in Adrian, Michigan. The team topped eight other teams for the win including University of Michigan.
The Falcons totaled 7,237 pins with Olivet College its closest competitor at 6.953.
Two Falcons were among the top five with SteveKocher second overall at 1,755 pins and Kyle Waynick fifth at 1,185.
Look for more Falcon details as the season continues.
Also, congratulations to Gary Wachter in the Eagles League for the first 300 game of the season, he finished with a 716 series. Lucas Jenne in the same league fell one pin shy at 299; and Mike Metzker was another pin back with his 298.
In the pros
Professional Bowlers Association champions Patrick Allen of South Salem, N.Y., and Mika Koivuniemi of Finland have been elected to the PBA Hall of Fame along with veteran bowling journalist Bob Johnson of Las Vegas and long-time Indianapolis tournament host Jim Doty, PBA CEO and Commissioner Tom Clark rently announced.
The 2019 PBA Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will be held on Jan. 5, at the International Bowling Campus in Arlington, Texas, as part of the PBA Hall of Fame Classic tournament that will be contested at the International Research and Training Center Jan. 2-6. The finals of the first tournament on the 2019 Go Bowling! PBA Tour season will be televised live on FS1 on Sunday, Jan. 6, at 11 a.m. EST.
Veteran PBA50 Tour player Chris Keane of Cape Coral, Fla., has been selected as the 2018 PBA50 Dick Weber Sportsmanship Award winner in voting by his fellow competitors, becoming the second two-time winner of the award.
The 60-year-old Keane, who won his first sportsmanship award in 2014, has been competing on the PBA50 Tour for eight seasons. He took the opportunity to bowl full-time on the PBA50 Tour after selling his car wash and auto repair business.
“It was very special to win it the first time and especially so the second time,” Keane said. “You become such a family out here (on tour) that you want to see everyone succeed. I try to reach out and help guys whenever I can and many of them do the same for me.
The only other player to previously earn the Dick Weber Sportsmanship Award twice was Robert Harvey in 2010 and 2013.
Other 2018 PBA50 Tour award winners were Michael Haugen Jr., who earned PBA50 Tour Player of the Year; Rolando Sebelen, Rookie of the Year, and Ron Mohr who earned his third consecutive PBA60 Player of the Year. Player and Rookie of the Year awards were based on competition points. Recipients will receive their awards during a presentation at the 2019 Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open in Las Vegas.
Al-Mar Lanes’ eighth annual World Series of “Basebowl” Championship is Sunda at 10 a.m. Details at Al-Mar.
League highlights through Sept. 30
- ASD I Remodeling Tour Trials (featuring professional=style lane conditions) :
Adam Dilsaver, 254, 660; Steven Kocher, 235, 644; Derek May, 632; Dave Walter, 265, 606; Rob Bentley 244; Mark Wolford Sr. 236, 610.
Standings: BGSU 2, 24-6; Wammes, 21-9; Dilsaver, 20-10.
- Bobcat 2 a Days:
Linda Alfaro, 217, 596; Avery Latta, 171, 481; Jana Kirian, 170, 472;Miguel Lorenzen, 152, 433
Stands: Boys Latta and Austin Bowen, each 42 wins; Gilrs Kaylee Gonyer, 30; Savaqnah Garner, 25.
- Randy Miller Doubles (four games):
Kris Kolk, 230, 820; Shaun Crusa, 234, 817; Gene Van De Velde,2322, 780Yogi Wammes, 233, 736
Standings Kolk-Wammes, 66.5-33.5; Grames-Grames 61-39.
Gary Wachter, 200, 716; Brian Close, 716; Lucas Jenne, 299, 696; Mike Metzker, 298, 692; Brent Norris, 267.
Division leaders: ASD Remodeling 33-2 and Cardiac Kids, 22-13
Mark Gruhike, 276, 726; Mickey Higham, 594; Kurt Wood, 266, 684; Kyle Friedley, 280.
Divsion leaders, ASD I Remodeling 26-9; Gerdeman Insurance, 19-16
Jordan Franks, 623; Terry Leek, 616; Chris Peace, 248; Dean Bressler, 246; Women: Mallory Fritz, 195, 542; Yogi Wammes, 191, 508
Division leaders, Iler, 100-35 and Palmer Excavating, 89-46.
- Tuesday All Stars: (two games) Bbenito Baldonado, 165. Girls, Naomi Ewuzie, 152, 273; Kaitlyn Peck, 229; Ryland Power, 134.
Standings, Team 7, 10.5-4.5; Team 12, 10-5
- Ladies Major:
Cheyenne Kolczynski, 227, 632; Pancha Melendrez, 205, 538; Yogi Wammes, 537; Robin Euler, 205.
Division Leaders, Marsh & Marsh, 18-10; El Zarape, 21-7
- Tuesday Coffee (two games)
Cathy Lowry, 190, 353; Phyllis Morelan, 191, 344; Judy Lee, 174, 339.
Standings: Team 7, 20-0; Team 3, 18-2
- Monday All Stars (two games):
Edison, Anzenbahcer, 268; Conner Main, 259; Blair Baldonado, 195; Greyson Dulaney, 164; Girls: Ciu Won, 279; Kaliyah Fordham, 149, 270; Katie Cheatwood, 146.
Standings Team 12, 11-4; Teams 14 and 15, both, 10-5