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   April 16, 2000

Table of Contents
 * Grandstand News
     ~ Scrambler Chat Results
     ~ Tip of the Week
 * PBA/PWBA News
     ~ PWBA Starts Spring Tour in New Mexico
     ~ Eric Forkel Injured
     ~ PBA Announces Japan Cup Contigent
     ~ Chris Peters Featured on Fox Sports Net
 * ABC/WIBC/YABA News
     ~ World Record Holder Starts Cross Country Trek
 * Miscellaneous News
     ~ Stock Watch
 * And Finally

*** Grandstand News ***
***** Scrambler Chat Results *****
Congratulations to this week's scrambler winners:
1st Place: PokemonBowler - 282 points
2nd Place: Abwlr - 228 points
3rd Place: Nosoup911 - 180 points

Find a chat that gives you the right approach by visiting AOL Keyword: GSBowling. New, longer blocks of chat six nights a week.


***** Tip of the Week *****
This week George Freeman suggests stretching to give your game a lift:

When you see a baseball pitcher take the mound, do you see him step up and immediately throw 95 mph fastballs? Of course not, he warms up first. The first step in warming up for any activity is to stretch.

Stretching allows your muscles extra flexibility. Without this flexibility, the chances of pulling or tearing a muscle is increased. Start by stretching your leg muscles by doing some squats. This will allow for knee bend and extension. You can stretch your back muscles by leaning down to touch your toes. It's not necessary to actually try to touch them, but just being able to hang in that position will allow the back muscles to get loose.

These are just a few examples, for a more comprehensive explanation, you can get info from your doctor, or even at the bookstore.


*** PBA/PWBA News ***
**** PWBA Starts Spring Tour *****
The PWBA starts its spring swing this week in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and will be televised Thursday, April 27 on ESPN2 at 1 pm ET. After New Mexico, stops in San Diego, and Las Vegas are scheduled.

Back to the lanes go the lady pros including Lynda Barnes, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, Wendy Macpherson, Cathy Dorin, Dede Davidson, Leanne Barrette, Carol Gianotti-Block, and Kim Terrell. The veterans will have to contend with the likes of rookie Tennelle Grijalva, former Team USA standout.

Check for round-by-round updates in The Pro Tours message folder at AOL Keyword GSBowling or visit www.pwba.com.


***** Eric Forkel Injured *****
PBA Champion Eric Forkel has been hospitalized after an accident at his home this week. While working on a tree, he fell through a skylight, suffering head and neck injuries. While he is in ICU, he is expected to make a full recovery.

Send your cards and well wishes to

Eric Forkel
C/O PBA
1720 Merriman Road
Akron, OH 44334


***** Chris Peters Featured on Fox Sports Net *****
New PBA Chairman Chris Peters will be featured on FOX Sports Net's GOIN' DEEP this Sunday at 7:00 PM local time. Correspondent George Ciccarone tells the "Prince of Pins" story. GOIN' DEEP is FSN's weekly sports magazine show hosted by Chris Myers. Check local listings for exact times.


***** PBA Announces Japan Cup Contingent *****
June 30 marks the end of the 18-month point listing that determines the Japan Cup qualifiers. Since the PBA Tour's summer schedule begins after that date, the PBA has announced the PBA bowlers who will be representing the U.S. in September.

For a list of the players, please visit http://www.pbatour.com/selnews.asp?ID=468


*** ABC/WIBC/YABA News ***
***** Record Holder Starts Cross Country Trek *****
Thomas Becker, holder of Guinness World Record for marathon bowling, launches a 30-day blitz today to recruit companies to help sponsor a cross-country tour to raise awareness and funding for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA.) Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) kills more babies than any other inherited disease.

For more information, visit http://www.bowl.com/bowl/wibc/common/news/record.html?record=1888


*** Miscellaneous News ***
***** Stock Watch *****
AMF (PIN) 2 at 15:55 EDT on 4/14/2000
Brunswick (BC) 17 15/16 at 16:00 EDT on 4/14/2000


*** And Finally ***
Your leagues may be ending, but the PWBA is getting into gear. Even if you're taking the summer off, don't forget about the sport completely. Enjoy bowling from a whole new perspective--as a bowling fan.


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