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Kegler's Connection

   January 16, 2000

Table of Contents
  * Grandstand News
     ~ Live from Las Vegas
     ~ Scrambler Winners
     ~ Tip of the Week
  * PBA/PWBA News
     ~ PBA Telecast and Top 5
     ~ ABC Town Hall Meetings Cover Dues Increase Proposal
     ~ New Sponsors Added to ABC Satellite Event
     ~ YABA Stars
     ~ YABA Magazine Touts February Debut
  * Miscellaneous News
     ~ Stock Watch
     ~ Eliminator Final Results
  * And Finally

*** Grandstand News ***
***** Live Updates from Las Vegas *****
Look for live updates on the PBA from The Orleans in Las Vegas. The Bowling Forum will bring you live round by round coverage and special interviews with the pros from our very own Diva Las Vegas.

***** Scrambler Winners *****
Congratulations to our Scrambler winners from last week. Catch the fun on the second and fourth Mondays of the month with GSTDSteveM.
1st Halobb - 314
2nd Yorkilvr - 122
3rd IYODA300 - 91
4th Tazypooh - 84
5th Hutson915 - 69

***** Tip of the Week - Eating like a Champ *****

I love a good meal like everyone else, but if you want to perform your best in bowling, or any other sport, you have to monitor what you eat before you take to the lanes.

If you are bowling in a tournament, try to avoid anything greasy or high in cholesterol. It may taste good, but in about 2 hours it will kick in, and you'll be sluggish, not good for a bowler. Try to eat light, like maybe pasta with light dressing and a salad. That way your body will have the energy it needs, and still be able to keep the brain focused on bowling.

Good luck :)

*** PBA/PWBA News ***
***** PBA Telecast and Top 5 *****
The PBA National Senior Doubles will air Sunday at 12:30 PM ET on ESPN. The 90-minute telecast will be shortened and rebroadcast on ESPN2 on Thursday, January 20th from 1-2 PM ET. Appearing on the telecast are:

1, Bob Glass, Lawrence, KS and Robert Smith, Simi Valley, CA (N), 12-6, 16,803
2, Pete Couture, Titusville, FL and Dave Husted, Milwaukie, OR (N), 12-6, 16,396
3, Jim Long, Palm City, FL and Brian LeClair, Chatham, NY (N), 13-5, 16,257
4, John Bennett, Auburn Hills, MI and Rick Steelsmith, Wichita, KS (N), 11-7, 16,182
5, Chuck Pierce, Dallas and Brian Himmler, Cincinnati, OH (N), 9-9, 16,107

*** ABC/WIBC/YABA News ***
***** ABC Town Hall Meetings Cover Dues Increase Proposal *****
January and February will be busy months for Roger Dalkin and Jack Mordini, ABC Executive Director and Assistant Executive Director respectively. In an effort to meet with local directors and discuss the proposed dues increase, they will be making fifteen stops across the country in a "town hall meeting" style.

To find out where the Town Hall Meetings will be next visit:

***** New Sponsors Added to ABC Satellite Event *****
Brunswick will have company in the "Get in the Zone" Challenge tournament occurring during the ABC National Tournament in Albuquerque, NV. Bowler's Journal International, Peppermill Hotel and Casino, and Sands Regency Hotel and Casino will be presenting sponsors. Bowler's Journal's involvement is in addition to the yearly Bowler's Journal tournament held at a local center coinciding with the ABC event. This year's Bowler's Journal will be held at Sun Valley Bowl.

For more information, visit

***** YABA Stars *****
YABA has released the junior bowling honor scores for the weeks of Dec. 30 through January 12. Find the best juniors from your area and around the country at

***** YABA Magazine Touts February Debut *****
YABA's newsletter Xpress is growing up and becoming a full-fledged magazine for youth bowlers with a February debut. Read about it at

***** ABC, WIBC, YABA, AMF Team Up for Charity *****
Bowling's ABC, WIBC, and YABA along with AMF will team up to raise money and awareness to fight spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), the number one inherited cause of infant death. Leading the effort will be Thomas Becker who bowled a record 30 hours of bowling. He will attempt to bowl 100 games in each of the 50 states as well as attempting to break his own 30-hour record during the opening ceremonies of ABC in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

For more information, read

*** Miscellaneous News ***
***** Stock Watch *****
AMF (PIN) 2 7/8
Brunswick (BC) 21 5/16

***** Eliminator Final Results *****
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Final results, pinfalls, and earnings of the 2000 Storm International Eliminator Tournament:

1. Mike Faliero, Buffalo, NY, $100,000
2. Auturo Quintero, Mexico City, Mexico, $50,000
3. Robert Huckaby, Santa Cruz, Calif., $25,000
4. Chuck Toy, Imperial Beach, Calif., $12,500
5. Rick Benard, Las Vegas, Nev., $7,500

Match One-Toy def. Bernard, 241-223.
Match Two- Huckaby def. Toy, 212-202
Match Three- Quintero def. Huckaby, 199-164.
Match Four- Quintero def. Faliero, 170-163
Match Five-Faliero def Quintero, 191-172

In double elimination format, Faliero was undefeated as top seed and had to be defeated twice by Quintero for Quintero to win the tournament.

*** And Finally ***
That brings us to the end of another issue of Kegler's Connection--the official newsletter of AOL's Grandstand Bowling Forum and If you have comments or questions about this week's issue, feel free to write us at Bowling GSTDs. And if this newsletter isn't coming to your e-mail box, you're doing way too much work. Subscribe by entering your name above!

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