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December 4, 2000
Table of Contents
* Grandstand News
~ Welcome Notes
~ Tip of the Week
~ GSTDs Make American Bowler
* PBA/PWBA News
~ PBA Winter 2001 Telecast Schedule Announced
* ABC/WIBC/YABA News
~ WIBC Adopts Breast Cancer Charity
* Team USA News
~ Team USA Bowlers to Puerto Rico for World Tenpin Cup
~ Team USA Tryouts in Reno
* Miscellaneous News
~ Stock Watch
~ Ed Moves to Wednesdays This Week
* And Finally
*** Grandstand News ***
***** Welcome Notes *****
Welcome to the latest edition of Kegler's Connection. This week we bring you the PBA telecast schedule for Winter 2001, the latest news on Team USA, and George's tip on league rules.
***** Tip of the Week *****
This week, George Freeman reminds us to
Knowing Your By Laws
Every league has a set of rules to supplement the rules given by the American Bowling Congress or Women's International Bowling Congress. These are called by laws. They lay the ground work for each individual league. Since there are different types of leagues, there are many different sets of bylaws. At each organizational meeting at the beginning of the season, all bowlers are invited to sit down and discuss the bylaws and vote on what goes into them. It is important to be familiar with these rules, they govern how things work in your league. Any matters not covered in the bylaws are most usually deferred to the ABC/WIBC rulebook. It's a good idea to keep both an ABC rulebook, and a copy of your league's bylaws handy, preferably in your bowling bag, for easy reference. If you don't have a copy of your bylaws, go to your league secretary, they will be able to get you a copy. Knowing the rules will make playing a lot more smoother, and much more fun.
Till next time,
George Freeman :)
***** GSTDs Make American Bowler *****
Readers of Kegler's Connection have known for some time that the Bowling Forum volunteers enjoy the competition and camaraderie of bowling tournaments together. On page 6 of American Bowler magazine, the GSTDs of Bowling and some of the chat regulars make their full-color debut in a short feature about their travels and travails.
*** PBA/PWBA News ***
***** PBA Winter 2001 Telecast Schedule Announced *****
The PBA Winter Tour telecasts will all air on Sundays in 2001 with live shows from 12:30 to 2 pm ET. Starting with the National/Senior Doubles January 14 and continuing for eight weeks, the tour travels down the West Coast with stops in Reno, Daly City (San Francisco), and Las Vegas, makes a stop in Ohio, and then covers the East Coast with stops in New York, North Carolina, Florida, and Virginia.
For a complete run down, visit:
*** ABC/WIBC/YABA News ***
***** WIBC Adopts Breast Cancer Charity *****
The Women's International Bowling Congress Board of Directors has approved the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation as an official charity effective immediately. The decision was made at the board's Nov. 4 meeting at Bowling Headquarters in suburban Milwaukee.
For more information, please visit:
*** Team USA News ***
***** Team USA Members in Puerto Rico for World Tenpin Cup *****
National Amateur Champions, Bill Hoffman (Columbus, OH) and Diandra Hyman (Dyer, IN), will lead the 12-person U.S. squad into competition at the World Tenpin Team Cup, December 3-7 in Carolina, Puerto Rico. The 4th WTTC will feature 16 teams, five from each of the FIQ/WTBA Zones (American, Asian, and European) plus host, Puerto Rico.
The entire story can be found at:
For a schedule and results of the event, visit:
***** Team USA Tryouts in Reno *****
Two hundred eleven bowlers are eager to represent their country by competing in the USA Bowling Championships December 12 through the 15. The top 5 men and women automatically earn a berth on Team USA, and an additional three men and women will be added by the National Selection Committee. This year's tournament will be broadcast online by Ticket2Sports.
The folks who bring you Kegler's Connection wish special luck to our very own Jeff Piroozshad who will be competing as well.
For more information on the tournament, visit:
For information on the National Selection Committee, visit:
*** Miscellaneous News ***
***** Stock Watch *****
AMF (AMBW) .095 at 3:02 pm EST on 12/01/00.
Brunswick (BC) 17.0625 at 4:00 pm EST on 12/01/00.
***** Ed Moves to Wednesdays This Week *****
Fans of the "bowling alley lawyer" take note--Ed is moving to Wednesday night on December 6th, to the coveted spot before award-winning West Wing. Ed will be airing at 8 pm Wednesdays on NBC.
*** And Finally ***
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