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Kegler's Connection

   November 22, 2001

Kegler's Connection News:
       1. Welcome Notes
       2. Tip of the Week
       3. Telecast Schedule
       4. Feldman Named BWAA Bowler of the Month
       5. Proposed Amendments to WIBC Announced
       6. YABA Stars
FIQ News:
       7. Hyman, Castillo Take Masters Titles as U.S. Wins Gold
World Cup News
       8. Itakura, Haugen Capture World Cup Titles
Collegiate Bowling  News
       9. North Carolina Central University Captures First CIAA Championship
       10. NCBCA Releases First Coaches' Poll
World Team Challenge News:
       11. Scroggins Pro Shop Wins World Team Challenge
Miscellaneous News:   
       12. Stock Watch
       13. Cool Topics
       14. And Finally

1. Welcome Notes

Welcome to the latest issue of Kegler's Connection.  In this edition, you'll find news about the first NCBCA Coaches' Poll, Michelle Feldman being named BWAA Bowler of the Month, and George talks about holiday shopping.

Kegler's Connection and the staff of wishes to extend to our readers our deepest gratitude for your support and we wish each of you the happiest of Thanksgiving holidays.
2. Tip of the Week

This week George talks about shopping for the holidays.

I'm writing this the day before Thanksgiving, and I usually make fun of stores that have Christmas stuff out weeks before Thanksgiving.  However, I guess I'll jump on the bandwagon and talk about shopping for Christmas before Thanksgiving.

If there is a bowler on your gift list, there are a lot of options to consider.  Bowling balls are being released faster than the Montreal Expos lineup, so instead of getting a ball that will be obsolete by the holidays, I would suggest getting a gift certificate if you are planning to buy someone a bowling ball.  That way they can go into the pro shop and decide for themselves.

Accessories are really really good ideas for stocking stuffers.  Things like rosin bags, booties for shoes, new skin, bowling towels, bowling tape, all of these things are always needed by the everyday bowler.  If your recipient doesn't need anything new, most bowling centers offer certificates for open bowling now.  We could all use more practice :).

Friday will be a monster shopping day, spending part of it in the bowling center pro shop will save you on some big crowds--at least for a while.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving Day.

Till next time,
George Freeman

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3. Telecast Schedule

PWBA Brunswick Shoot-Out, ESPN2: Monday, 11/26/2001 at 9 PM ET, Rebroadcast 11/29/2001 at 1 AM ET and 2 PM ET
PBA/U.S. Open, ESPN: Sunday, 12/09/2001 at 01:00-02:30 PM ET
PWBA/Women's U.S. Open, ESPN: Sunday 12/09/2001 at 2:30-4 PM ET.

Be sure to check for any changes and more bowling related shows at:
4. Feldman Named BWAA Bowler of the Month

Michelle Feldman was selected Bowling Writers Association of America Bowler of the Month for October. In consecutive weeks last month, Feldman, a 25-year-old right-hander from Skaneateles, N.Y., won her second Professional Women's Bowling Association championship of the season and eighth of her career at the Three Rivers Open in Pittsburgh, and she placed second at the Hammer Players Championship in Rockford, Ill.

Read more about your favorite pros by visiting
5. Proposed Amendments to WIBC Announced

Delegates will be presented with five WIBC and 11 joint WIBC/American Bowling Congress proposed amendments during the 2002 Annual Meeting, with recommendations from the WIBC Board.

A complete listing of proposed amendments can be found at
Share your opinions and tell us what admendments you'll like to see at our Leagues & Sport Bowling Forum: ________________________________________________________________
6. YABA Stars

Once again, it's time to celebrate the accomplishments of youth bowling.

The YABA Top Stars salutes young bowlers with honor scores of 300, 299, 298, 700, 800, and more.

Celebrate the great bowlers of tomorrow today by visiting:

Post your congratulations or talk with other YABA bowlers at:
7. Hyman, Castillo Take Masters Titles as U.S. Wins Gold

Members of TEAM USA came away with a strong feeling of patriotism after their overwhelming performance at the 13th Federation Internationale des Quilleurs American Zone Championships which concluded Nov. 11 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The U.S. earned gold medals in every event except men's and women's singles and added silver medals in five events and bronze medals in three events. The effort was capped by a sweep of the gold and silver medals in the tournament-ending Masters competition.

The tournament featured 118 men and 98 women from 22 countries in North, Central and South America.

View the complete results by visiting:
8. Itakura, Haugen Capture World Cup Titles

Japan's Nachimi Itakura and Norway's Kim Haugen won the women's and men's titles, respectively, Nov. 10 at the 2001 AMF Bowling World
Cup at P.S. Bowling Pattaya in Pattaya, Thailand.

Itakura disposed of The Philippines' Liza del Rosario in two games, 247-224 and 257-224, to become the first Japanese person to
capture the Bowling World Cup.

The 38th AMF Bowling World Cup will be held in Riga, Latvia, Oct. 20-26, 2002.

Complete results can be found at:
9. North Carolina Central University Captures First CIAA Championship

North Carolina Central University defeated Virginia State University, 3-2, in a best-of-five Baker format championship match Nov. 6 to capture the inaugural Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Women's Bowling conference championship title.

The CIAA is one of only three conferences that has women's bowling competing at the National Collegiate Athletic Association
varsity level for the 2001-02 season. 

There currently are 39 schools competing at the NCAA level for women's bowling.

North Carolina Central won the first two games of the finals 167-147 and 171-165 to jump to a 2-0 lead, but the Lady Trojans of Virginia State swept games three and four 155-148 and 157-149, to even the match at two games each. The Lady Eagles beat Virginia State, 175-156, to capture the conference title.

North Carolina Central went undefeated in match play and was tied for first with Fayetteville State University following the first day of competition. Fayetteville State placed third in the tournament.

North Carolina Central's NeClea Coleman and Gina Peoples were named to the all-tournament team along with St. Paul's College's Nijea Rich; Shaw University's Shahtia Gay; and Virginia Union University's Candice Roberts.

10. NCBCA Releases First Coaches' Poll
The National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association (NCBCA) has released the first NCBCA Coaches' Team Poll. The selections were made by geographically diverse panels of NCBCA member coaches. For complete results, rankings, player profiles and more, visit:
11. Scroggins Pro Shop Wins World Team Challenge
Scroggins Pro Shop of Amarillo, Texas, with team members Jason Williams, Gary Robinson, Steve Hauk, D.J. Archer and Mike Scroggins topped 15 of the nationís top bowling teams to win the 2001 ABC/Brunswick World Team Challenge Grand Championship at the Castaways Hotel, Casino & Bowling Center in Las Vegas.

Scroggins Pro Shop earned $10,000 and the Darold Dobs Trophy by defeating AMF/Brazeauís Pro Shop of Ocala, Fla., (Brian Brazeau, Tony Biondi, Ryan Boyd, Adam Colton, Dennis Rakauskas), 442-372, in the two-game championship match.

Get complete results by visiting
12. Stock Watch

AMF (AMBW) 0.054 on 11/21/01 at 15:05 EST.
Brunswick (BC) 18.83 on 11/21/01 at 16:01 EST.

Confirm all data with your broker or financial advisor before trading.
13. Cool Topics

Cool topics will return next week. In the meantime you can check out the Community and create your own cool topic. Who knows, we might just feature yours!
14. And Finally

In future issues, we'll have on the scene coverage from both the U.S. Open and the USA Bowling Amateur Championship.  Send story ideas, press releases, and suggestions for future bowling tips to: [email protected]

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