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Kegler's Connection

   March 27, 2001

 Kegler's Connection News:
       1. Welcome Notes
       2. Tip of the Week
 BPAA News:
       3. Bowling Blastoff Events to be Introduced in May
 Hollywood News:        
       4. Visit Beautiful Stuckeyville
       5. ABC To Have Its First Black President
       6. YABA Honor Page Now Includes Team Scores
 BWAA News:
       7. Sommer, Vint and Baca Receive Top BWAA Honors
 College Bowling News:
       8. Sixteen Left in BWAA Collegiate Bowler of the Year Race
 Miscellaneous News:
       9. Stock Watch
       10. Go Bowling Free!
       11. And Finally
1. Welcome Notes

Welcome to the latest edition of Kegler's Connection.  This week's issue brings you information on a Pepsi promotion that earns you free bowling, visiting a virtual Stuckeyville based on the hit TV series "Ed," and Jeff Piroozshad fills in as guest tip writer as George Freeman has the week off.

2. Tip of the Week

Filling in for George Freeman this week is Jeff Piroozshad, Assistant Director -- Coaching for USA Bowling.

This week was a great event for Kegler's Connection.  One of the founders of this newsletter, Angel Zobel-Rodriguez, gave birth to her second child, Zoe Gabrielle, on Thursday night.  First, we all want to wish Angel and her family our congratulations.  Second, this leads up to the tip of the week.

It's been a while since Angel has thrown a bowling ball, and she's very eager to get back on the lanes, as anyone who has not bowled in a while knows.  Be it pregnancy in this case, or injury, sometimes you get some time off and when you throw that first ball after a few months, or years, you have to keep some things in mind.

First, don't try to throw ten games your first time back.  Your body will not like you for it and it will tell you the next morning.  Remember, your bowling muscles haven't been used in a while and you need to take it easy on them the first few times out.  Start off with a game or two, and slowly build yourself up.

Second, make sure you do some stretching exercises both before you take that first shot, and AFTER you are done with those first few sessions.  Not only is stretching the best way to warm your muscles up, but it's a great way to cool them down as well so you don't cramp up.

Third, don't worry if your timing is off or if you miss a lot of spares you don't normally miss.  In fact, don't even keep score.  Remember, you're just trying to build your game back up to where it was and it's not going to happen in one session.

Fourth, HAVE FUN!

Take care all -- until the next time I decide to give George the week off.

Jeff Piroozshad

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3. Bowling Blastoff Events to be Introduced in May

The BPAA and YABA have announced May as Bowling Blastoff month.  BPAA member centers will host the event beginning May 5 to encourage a new generation of bowlers to join youth leagues and learn-to-bowl classes.

For more information, visit:
4. Visit Beautiful Stuckeyville

You seen most of the Town of Stuckeyville on NBC's new hit show, Ed, but now you can now visit the rest of it on Virtualstuckeyville is actually full of information on the series including an episode guide, an EdCyclopedia, which is an index of everything Ed, photos of the cast and crew, polls, and an extensive frequently asked questions list. If you too are a fan of Ed you'll be sure to enjoy this extensive fan site.

To visit Stuckeyville and Stuck Bowl, just click on:
5. ABC To Have Its First Black President

Thomas DeChalus of Deer Park, N. Y., will become the ABC's 88th president May 1, making him the first African-American president of the American Bowling Congress.

The retired New York City fireman, who turns 74 on March 21 succeeds Joe Connell Higgins of Arlington, Texas. DeChalus first joined the ABC Board of Directors in 1981 and became an ABC Vice President in 1992.

For more information, visit:
6. YABA Honor Page Now Includes Team Scores

Now the same YABA webpage that highlights individual honor scores also lists team top stars and honorable mentions.  For a list of all the YABA honor scores, visit:
7. Sommer, Vint and Baca Receive Top BWAA Honors

John Sommer, Jr.; Bill Vint; and Sam Baca; have been honored with the three highest awards of the Bowling Writers Association of America at the organization's convention.

Sommer received the John O. Martino Award; Vint earned the Mort Luby Sr. Award, and Baca received the Rip Van Winkle Award.

Read more about the honorees at:
8. Sixteen Left in BWAA Collegiate Bowler of the Year Race

Eight men and eight women are left after balloting for the 2001 BWAA's Collegiate Bowler of the Year Award, co-sponsored by Columbia 300 and Ebonite International.

Read all about it at:

In a related collegiate news, check out who made the IBC Sectional Qualifiers by visiting:
9.  Stock Watch

AMF (AMBW) 0.155 on 03/27/01 at 9:31 EST.
Brunswick (BC) 19.63 on 03/27/01 at 10:37 EST.
10. Go Bowling Free!

Did you know you can get a free game just by drinking soda?  As part of Pepsi Company's "Get Bowled Over with Flavor" promotion you can find a free bowling pass on specially marked 12-packs and 2-liter bottles of Orange Slice, Wild Cherry Pepsi, Mug Root Beer, Lipton Brisk, or Diet Lipton Brisk. Offer available for a limited time only.

For more info, visit:
11. And Finally

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