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Kegler's Connection


   March 20, 2001

TABLE OF CONTENTS
 Kegler's Connection News:
       1. Welcome Notes
       2. Tip of the Week
 PBA/PWBA News:
       3. PBA Announcer Poll  
       4. PWBA Regional Schedule
 ABC/WIBC/YABA News:
       5. ABC Convention Amendments Adopted
       6. ABC Hall of Fame Inductees
 World Team Challenge News:
       7. Windsor Locks, CT Event
 Miscellaneous News:
       8. Stock Watch
       9. Other Sites
     10. And Finally
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1. Welcome Notes

In this week's edition of Kegler's Connection you'll read about ABC convention news, a PBA poll to choose the next color commentator for the PBA Tour, and George shares tips on bowling etiquette that will win you friends in your leagues.
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2. Tip of the Week

This week, George talks about bowling etiquette.

Bowling is a game that can be enjoyed by everyone.  However, like most other sports, bowling is a game most enjoyed when it flows smoothly.  Here are some tips to make sure your night at the lanes goes off without a hitch.

Try to stay in your area.  Many times bowlers tend to wander off.  They go talk to their friends, or look to see how someone is bowling that they have in a jackpot.  When they aren't back when it is their turn to bowl, it slows the entire pair down.  The groove that was established is now broken, and people have a habit of getting irritated when bowlers are constantly not ready when it is their turn.

Keep one ball on the rack.  There is a limited space on the ball returns for bowling balls, and in a five-person team league, there are already ten bowling balls on the rack.  Most ball returns do not hold many more than that, so if you use a spare ball, keep it off the return until you need it.  Once it is used, make sure to get it off the rack so that other bowlers won't have to reach up into the ball return itself to get their bowling ball.

Bowling is fun, but no one wants to be at the lanes for three hours for their league night.  Be courteous to other bowlers, and everyone will have a great time.
Until next week :)

George Freeman

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3. PBA Announcer Poll

The PBA is holding a poll to see which color commentator the viewers preferred.  During the last swing of eight telecasts, fans watched Marshall Holman, Randy Pedersen, Brian Voss, and David Ozio test their mettle for two telecasts each.

To vote for your favorite commentator, scroll to the bottom of

http://www.pba.com/news/index.asp

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http://www.bowlingfans.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=6&t=000006
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4. PWBA Regional Schedule

With both the PBA and PWBA tours on hiatus through at least May, you might find yourself going through telecast withdrawals.  The PWBA has published their regional schedule, so if you're in the neighborhood of an event, you can go watch a tournament live.

Check out the schedule at:

http://www.pwba.com/tour/2001/2001%20Regional%20Schedule.htm
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5. ABC Convention Amendments Adopted

With the ABC Delegates meeting adjourned you may take a look at which amendments to the playing rules and the ABC constitution were adopted, rejected, deferred, or withdrawn.

For a list of the amendments, visit:

http://www.bowl.com/templates/BowlDotCom/common/news/record.html?record=2886

What rules do you think the ABC/WIBC should adopt or drop?

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6. ABC Hall of Fame Inductees

The ABC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held March 15 in Reno, NV. Receiving the honor of induction into the Hall of Fame were Mike Aulby, Bill Spigner, John Jowdy, and Gary Bower.  

For more on the inductees, visit:

http://www.bowl.com/templates/BowlDotCom/common/news/record.html?record=2901
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7. Windsor Locks, CT World Team Challenge

Get round-by-round results from the fifth World Team Challenge stop of this season in Windsor Locks, CT.  The tournament runs this weekend, March 24-25.

Also if you're curious when a WTC is coming to a city near you or find out what rule changes occurred for the 2001 season, visit:

http://www.bowl.com/bowl/abc/common/events/record.html?record=2476
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8.  Stock Watch
AMF (AMBW) .13 at 11:48 EST on 03/20/01
Brunswick (BC) 21.01 at 11:44 EST on 03/20/01
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9. Other Sites

With both tours on hiatus, the bowling world is a little quiet these days. Use the time to visit some of the other bowling websites you might not visit regularly:

Tom Clark's The World of Tenpins column in USA Today:

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/bowling/clark.htm

The International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame in St. Louis, MO:

http://www.bowlingmuseum.com/

The Official Page of Amateur Bowling--The Tournament Source:

http://www.bowling300.com/
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10. And Finally
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