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Kegler's Connection

   May 7, 2000

Table of Contents
  * Grandstand News
     ~ Return from Reno
     ~ Tip of the Week
  * PBA/PWBA News
     ~ PWBA Greater San Diego Open
     ~ Seniors Return to Pennsylvania
     ~ Carolyn Dorin-Ballard Named BWAA Bowler of the Month
     ~ Eric Forkel Continues Recovery
     ~ Reno to Host Festival of Bowling 2000
     ~ WIBC Convention Complete
     ~ Youth Honor Scores
     ~ ABC Tournament Low to Cash Predicted
  * Team USA/College Bowling
     ~ 2000 Intercollegiate Bowling Championships
  * Miscellaneous News
     ~ Stock Watch
  * And Finally

*** Grandstand News ***
***** Return from Reno *****
HOST GSTDs Diva and Maroon are back from WIBC National Tournament and Convention with money still in their pockets. As a first time delegate, Diva found the entire process very eye-opening. The delegates voted to raise the national dues $2, while allowing modest increases at the state and local levels as well.

Diva reports the bowling went very well and the squads floored on time. If you're interested in seeing how a specific bowler from your hometown fared, visit

***** Tip of the Week - Pre shot routine *****

During any type of bowling, be it practice, league, or tournament, it is a good idea to have a pre shot routine. A pre shot routine will allow you to fall into a rhythm more easily, and allow you to perform with more consistency. Some people have a routine of picking up their bowling ball, wiping it with a towel, wiping the sole of their feet, then getting up on the lane. That's only one example, the possibilities are endless. It should be something you are comfortable with and can repeat on a regular basis with little or no difficulty. The routine will provide you with a more comfortable "feel" in your game.

*** PBA/PWBA News ***
***** PWBA Greater San Diego Open *****
The PWBA goes prime-time with this week's telecast on ESPN2. Scheduled to air May 8th at 9 pm ET, the Greater San Diego Open will feature
1 Carolyn Dorin-Ballard
2 Michelle Feldman
3 Kim Terrell
4 Jackie Mitskavich
5 Kim Adler

The telecast will be rebroadcast May 11 at 1 am ET on ESPN2. Also on the telecast this week or next, look for highlights of the induction of Lisa
Wagner and Dana Miller-Mackie into the WIBC Hall of Fame for Superior Performance.

***** Seniors Return to Pennsylvania *****
While not televised, the Senior Tour is in full swing. The event in Reading, PA, has already reached capacity at 144 seniors, with a waiting list of 19.

For complete results of Senior PBA events, visit

***** Carolyn Dorin-Ballard Named BWAA Bowler of the Month *****
Carolyn Dorin-Ballard was voted Bowling Writers Association of America Bowler of the Month for April by a select panel of the organization, BWAA President Dan Glus announced this week.

Kim Adler, Cocoa, Fla., who won the PWBA Las Cruces (New Mexico) Open, was runner-up in the balloting.

The BWAA's web site can be found at

***** Eric Forkel Continues Recovery *****
Eric Forkel continues to recover from injuries from a fall at his home last month. Forkel is home, is walking each day, and began physical therapy this week.

The entire story can be found at

*** ABC/WIBC/YABA News ***
***** Reno to Host Festival of Bowling 2000 *****
The folks at have announced the return of the Festival of Bowling to the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, NV, October 20 through November 19. The event marks a renewed emphasis on the Mixed Doubles Championships as well as the additional events including Baker team, trios, and senior events.

The Bowling Forum and Kegler's Connection anticipates a return of at least six teams, as last year's tournament was the highlight of the tournament bowling season. Among those returning to defend his title will be chat host, George Freeman--our very own HOST GSTD Maul.

For information, entry blanks, and a listing of all the events, visit

***** WIBC Convention Complete *****
The WIBC Annual Meeting and Convention was held May 1-3 in Reno, NV. To find out the results of specific amendments and the revisions made to the bylaws visit

Newly elected officers and directors can be found at

***** Youth Honor Scores *****
Twice a month, YABA publishes a list of the junior bowlers with honor scores during the past two weeks. To see what tomorrow's bowlers are shooting today, visit

***** ABC Tournament Low to Cash Predicted *****
Current estimated low-to-cash scores for the 2000 ABC Tournament are as

Event: Regular Division, Classified Division
Team: 2,827, 2,620
Doubles: 1,153, 1,046
Singles: 594, 536
All Events: 1,807, 1,608

Low to cash scores for 1999 were:

Team: 2,769, 2,576
Doubles: 1,138, 1,032
Singles: 584, 530
All Events: 1,778, 1,592

*** Team USA/College Bowling ***
***** 2000 Intercollegiate Bowling Championships *****
West Texas A&M's men's team and Morehead State's women's team won the respective 2000 Intercollegiate Bowling Championships held in Wichita.
Round-by-round results can be found by visiting

*** Miscellaneous News ***
***** Stock Watch *****
AMF (PIN) 1 15/16 at 15:43 EDT on 5/05/2000
Brunswick (BC) 19 7/16 at 16:01 EDT on 05/05/2000

*** And Finally ***
Let Kegler's Connection keep you informed each week. You can help in the process by sending story ideas, press releases and suggestions to [email protected]. Have a great week!

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