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Kegler's Connection


   July 18, 1999

Table of Contents
  * Grandstand News
     ~ Bowling Chat Schedules
     ~ Scrambler Winners
  * PBA News
     ~ Range Throws Perfecto; Regroups to Win Showboat Seniors
  * Other Bowling News
     ~ U.S. Open
     ~ Pan Am Games
     ~ Congratulations
  * YABA News
     ~ Junior Olympic Gold Results
  * Miscellaneous News
     ~ Stock Watch
     ~Zippy Goes Bowling
  * And Finally

*** Grandstand News ***
***** Bowling Chat Schedule *****
It may be summer, but fall leagues will be starting up soon. Do you have a question regarding new equipment, or did you miss anything that happened this summer? Visit one of our Bowling Chats (Available to AOL Members Only) and catch up on what's going on in the sport.


***** Scrambler Winners *****
Bowling Scrambler Winners from July 12th:

1ST Bowlman23 - 325
2ND Bjrusin - 301
3RD JBreier - 171
4TH SHUBwlr815 - 117

Join GSTDSteveM on Mondays from 10-11 PM to test your bowling knowledge and your keyboarding speed!


*** PBA News ***
***** Range Throws Perfecto, Regroups to Win Showboat Seniors *****
When Vince Range shot 300 in the semifinal match, nerves could have taken over, as they have for many players who toss a perfect game. And he did falter a bit in the opening frames of the championship match leaving a ten pin and failing to convert a 4-6 spare before going on to beat Dick Baker 244-220 for the $15,000 win. Read about it at PBA Tour.


*** Other Bowling News ***
***** U.S. Open *****
The U.S. Open begins July 24 with pro ams at Milford Lanes, in Milford, Connecticut, culminating in a *live* TV final on Sunday, August 1, from 2-3:30 PM ET. The tournament begins in earnest on July 26, and the schedule includes eight games of qualifying on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Thursday morning the top 45 men and women return for eight more games of qualifying, after which, the field will be cut to 24 on each side for the first eight-game block of matchplay. On Friday, two more rounds of matchplay will be contested. The field will be cut to the top 15 on each side. The top male and female after the 56-games will be seeded into the TV finals, and the second and third place bowlers will be seeded into the next round of brackets. The remaining bowlers will bowl three rounds of "best of five" bracket matches on Saturday. Of the 180 each, men and women, who compete, 90 spots on each side will be devoted to members of the PBA and PWBA. The remaining 90 spots are earned in local and state tournaments by amateurs, and by international players from 10 countries. For more information, read Bowl BPAA.


***** Pan Am Games *****
The 1999 Pan American Games begin on July 23. Representing the United States is bowling's Team USA. Daily results should be found on Bowl USA: News and The XIII Pan American Games Official Web Site.


***** Congratulations *****
The Bowling Forum wishes their best to Chris Barnes and Lynda Norry who got married this weekend. And where do Touring Pros go for their honeymoon? The U.S. Open! Best of luck to the new couple.


*** YABA News ***
***** Junior Olympic Gold Results *****
Congratulations to the boys and girls who competed in Junior Olympic Gold.
On the boys's side:
1. Scott Norton, Cypress, CA, 10,251
2. Nathan Bohr, Austin, TX, 10,213
3. Christopher Loschetter, W. Melbourne, FL, 10,065
4. James Levendosky, Jenison, MI, 10,048
5. Steven Villanueva, S. South San Francisco, CA, 10,028
6. Christopher Loschetter, W. Melbourne, FL, 10,065
7. Mike Bronsart, Lake Havasu City, AZ, 9,968

And representing the girls:
1. Shannon Pluhowsky, Phoenix, 10,143
2. Melissa Bellinder, Fullerton, CA, 9,726
3. Jackie Edwards, Simi Valley, CA, 9,644
4. Kristal Scott, Painesville, OH, 9,577
5. Stefanie Nation, Miami, 9,490
6. Amber Gazverde, Flower Mound, Texas, 9,487

Final and day-by-day results for all participants can be found at Bowl YABA: News.


*** Miscellaneous News ***
***** Stock Watch *****
AMF (PIN) 6 15/16
Brunswick (BC) 30


***** Zippy Goes Bowling *****
Every now and again, bowling makes the mainstream, or in this case, the quasi-mainstream. The Zippy The Pinhead comic strip is a case in point. Click on the link, and then go to the June 26, 1999 strip.


*** And Finally ***
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