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Kegler's Connection

   April 21, 2000

Table of Contents
  * Grandstand News
     ~ Happy Holidays from Kegler's Connection
     ~ Scrambler Chat This Monday
     ~ Tip of the Week
  * PBA/PWBA News
     ~ PWBA Las Cruces Open
     ~ Eric Forkel Continues to Improve
     ~ WIBC Bowlers Get Tournament Results Online
     ~ YABA Top Stars
     ~ Storm Forms Partnership with YABA and Coca Cola Youth Bowling
  * Miscellaneous News
     ~ Stock Watch
  * And Finally

*** Grandstand News ***
***** Happy Holidays from Kegler's Connection *****
Due to the holidays this week, we're sending an early, abbreviated issue of Kegler's Connection. The volunteers who provide you with KC wish you a safe and happy weekend. Feel free to stay up to date with the latest news by visiting

***** Scrambler Chat This Monday *****
This Monday marks the fourth Monday of the month. What does that mean? It's time for Scrambler chat. If you're looking to compete, join the fun Monday night at 10 pm ET. If you're looking to share ideas, find a chat at a time good for you at AOL Keyword: GSBowling.

If you haven't visited in a while, stop in and see our new hosts.

***** Tip of the Week *****
This week, HOST GSTD Maul, George Freeman, asks you to believe--not in bunnies bearing chocolate surprises, rather, believe in yourself.

When you are up on the lanes trying to make the 10 pin (or 7 pin), do you find yourself thinking, "I hope I don't miss this spare"? That's negative thinking, and more often than not, creates doubt, thus making the spare all that more difficult. It's not just spares either, it can be any scenario: Practicing something new in your game, bowling in league, competing in a tournament: Negative thought patterns are easy to develop. It's simply human nature. Nobody is perfect, but you can minimize the effect of these thoughts to your game by just thinking positive. For example, instead of thinking, "I hope I don't miss this spare"... how about, "No sweat." It's simple, sounds goofy, but it works.

*** PBA/PWBA News ***
**** PWBA Las Cruces Open *****
The PWBA telecast from Las Cruces, New Mexico will be televised Monday, April 24 at 9 pm ET and Thursday, April 27 on ESPN2 at 1 pm ET.

1. Kim Adler
2. Pauliina Aalto
3. Liz Johnson
4. Marianne DiRupo
5. Wendy Macpherson

To see the final results without waiting for the show, visit

Check for round-by-round updates from the PWBA next stop in Mesa, AZ in The Pro Tours message folder at AOL Keyword: GSBowling.

***** Eric Forkel Continues to Improve *****
Eric Forkel continues to recover from injuries sustained in an accident at his home last week.

For details, please visit

*** ABC/WIBC/YABA News ***
***** WIBC Bowlers Get Tournament Results Online *****
WIBC Tournament Bowlers heading to Reno can find out what numbers other bowlers are putting up or they can check how their scores are holding up by visiting

***** YABA Top Stars *****
Congratulations to the YABA bowlers spanning from Annapolis to Yuma and ranging from ages 13 to 21 who shot honor scores in the last two weeks. Look for youth bowlers you might know by visiting

***** Storm Forms Partnership with YABA and Coca Cola Youth Bowling *****
Storm Products Inc., of Brigham City, Utah, a major bowling equipment manufacturer, has agreed to a partnership with the Young American Bowling Alliance and the annual Coca-Cola Youth Bowling Championships, being held July 26-30 at Showboat Bowling Center in Las Vegas.

For more information, visit

*** Miscellaneous News ***
***** Stock Watch *****
AMF (PIN) 2 at 15:54 EDT on 4/21/2000
Brunswick (BC) 18 15/16 at 16:00 EDT on 4/21/2000

*** And Finally ***
As we celebrate the rites of spring, find some time to celebrate the sport you love. Bowl a tournament, or take the family bowling. And if the lanes are a little squirrelly this week when you go to bowl league, relax, and know a whole group of new bowlers have been introduced to the sport over the school break.

Send your story ideas and suggestions to [email protected]. Have a great week!

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