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July 3, 1999
Table of Contents
* Grandstand News
~ Welcome to Our Newest GSTDs
~ The Right Approach
~ Tip of the Week
~ Scrambler Winners
* PBA/PWBA News
~ Barry Gurney Wins in Boise
~ 32-Game Record Reviewed
~ ACDelco to Return to SoCal in January
* ABC/WIBC News
~ ABC Final Results
~ WIBC Final Results
* YABA News
~ Junior Olympic Gold
~ International Coca Cola
* Miscellaneous News
~ Stock Watch
~ High Roller
* And Finally
*** Grandstand News ***
***** Welcome to Our Newest GSTDs *****
We'd like to welcome our newest GSTDs to the Bowling Forum (Available to AOL Members Only) now that they've had some time to adjust to their new positions.
GSTDGutter will be hosting chats and covering AOL Hometown: Bowling Community Center. His chat debut occurred Friday night from Las Vegas, home of the High Roller.
GSTDBigBee is Kegler's Connection very own Rick Benoit, creator of Rick's Report. Rick is the Brunswick PBA Tour Rep, and will continue to share insight into the lane conditions on the pro tour. He also provides a list of the top ten balls used when the PBA on tour.
GSTDMaroon will be handling our Bowling Message (Available to AOL Members Only) boards and hosting chats.
And answering questions in our message boards will be GSTDRing10, Joe Firpo. He's sharing his years of experience on the PBA Tour, as a tour rep, a touring pro, and a pro shop professional as the Bowling Forum's "house pro."
So if you see them online, say hi, or drop them an e-mail and welcome them to the Bowling Forum.
***** The Right Approach *****
Summer's here, and the time is right for some light bowling reading. OK, that's not how the song goes, but being bowlers, we hope you understand. Make sure to catch up on back issues of The Right Approach (Available to AOL Members Only), written by Bowln Diva. Bowler's Journal International quotes Diva this month about the CBS coverage of the PBA Tour. You can read about it at PBA Tour.
***** Tip of the Week ****
This week's Tip of the Week comes from PWBA titlist, Dede Davidson.
Here's a tip for practice, if you are unsure where to play on the lane. If you are trying to find the oil line, I would suggest you try a shot at the first, second, third, and fourth arrows. Here's an example:
Let's say you hit the first arrow, and the ball goes Brooklyn. Then you hit the second arrow and the ball goes through the nose. On your next shot, you hit third arrow, and you leave a bucket. Hitting fourth arrow, leaves you with a washout.
You've just found where the oil line is. It's approximately the 15 board (3rd arrow) with dryer boards to the right (for right handers). This is where you can make the most mistakes, and still hit the pocket. Generally you always want to have hook to the right, and oil to the left (again, for righties), so if you miss a little left, it holds, and if you miss right, it will recover and still hit the pocket.
Hope this helps you find the pocket,
Good luck bowlers,
***** Scrambler Winners *****
This week's Scrambler winners are:
1st DEBOLOBO - 344
2nd RaceU4her - 325
3rd Halo bb - 287
4th FLEMBWL2 - 160
5th LAGNAF300 - 83
Join GSTDSteveM every Monday at 10 PM!
*** PBA/PWBA News ***
***** Barry Gurney Wins in Boise *****
Congratulations to Senior Tour player Barry Gurney for his PBA win in the Boise Senior Open and the $8,000 pay day. This title marks Gurney's fourth senior title, but first since 1995. Gurney defeated tournament leader Dick Baker 238-211. The senior tour next travels to Brentwood, California for the Northern California Senior Classic. For the complete story, visit PBA Tour.
***** 32-game Record Reviewed *****
From the PBA website: It was originally thought Steve Jaros had established a 32-game scoring record at the recently completed ACDelco All-Star Classic at Cal Bowl in Lakewood, Calif. Jaros knocked down 7,895 pins in 32 games of qualifying (246.71 average), besting the record of 7,794 (243.56) set by Pete Weber at the 1994 Showboat Invitational in Las Vegas. The problem was that Weber didn't actual own the record. Parker Bohn III knocked down 7,940 pins in 32 games at the 1998 Oronamin C Japan Cup (248.12 average) at Tokyo Port Bowl. However, that record was erroneously not recorded in the PBA Media Guide, leading everyone to believe Jaros had established a new record. The official 32-game scoring record does belong to Bohn at 7,940 pins and that record will be reflected in next year's PBA Media Guide.
***** ACDelco to Return to SoCal in January *****
Tommy Delutz, Jr., defending champion, and the winners of the fall PBA tournaments will be seeded into matchplay for the second ACDelco All-Star Classic when it returns to Cal Bowl in Lakewood, CA in January next year.
*** ABC/WIBC News ***
***** Final Results ABC National Tournament *****
Kudos to the ABC National Tournament winners and cashers. For final results from Syracuse, visit Bowl ABC.
***** Final Results WIBC National Tournament *****
And congratulations for the women who bowled well at Woodland Bowl. Unofficial results can be found at Bowl BOWLDOTCOM.
*** YABA News ***
***** Junior Olympic Gold ****
For our youth bowlers heading to Florida for JOG, the Bowling Forum wishes you well. And if you haven't heard, the JOG Reception is now free due to sponsor participation. Read about it at Bowl YABA.
***** International Coca Cola *****
Salt Lake City will be flooded with junior bowlers representing the 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the world during the first week in August at the 1999 Coca Cola Youth Bowling Championships. The tournament will feature both scratch and handicap divisions for both boys and girls. For more information, visit Bowl YABA.
*** Miscellaneous News ***
***** Stock Watch *****
AMF (PIN) 7 9/16
Brunswick (BC) 28 5/8
***** High Roller *****
Competitive bowlers have flocked en masse to Las Vegas to compete in the yearly tradition--megabuck tournaments. Follow the updates of the High Roller at High Roller Web Site this week, and get information about future tournaments, including the Senior Classic and the PBA/High Roller in August.
*** And Finally ***
Thanks for reading folks, and have a safe and SANE holiday weekend. We'd like you all back here next week. If you have comments or questions, e-mail us at the Bowling GSTDs, and if you have friends that enjoy bowling as much as you, have them subscribe directly at Bowling Forum Newsletter Subscription (Available to AOL Members Only) or if they're not on AOL, e-mail us.
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