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Kegler's Connection

   September 10, 2001

 Kegler's Connection News:
       1. Welcome Notes
       2. Tip of the Week
       3. Japan Cup Results
       4. PWBA Foundation Games V, Top Four to TV
       5. PWBA/U.S. Open Headed to Laughlin
       6. Telecast Schedule
       7. First Sport 300 shot
       8. YABA Stars
 USA Bowling/Team USA News:
       9. Two Members Resign to "Go Pro"
 Miscellaneous News:
       10. Stock Watch
       11. Cool Topics
       12. And Finally
1. Welcome Notes

Welcome to the first edition of the new season.  We've been working overtime to get breaking news on the Women's U.S. Open, information on the PBA and PWBA telecasts, results from the Japan Cup, and news on Team USA members who turned pro.  Also this week's KC has YABA Stars, George talks about getting back into shape, and we debut a new feature, Cool Topics.
2. Tip of the Week

This week George, talks about getting back into shape.

For many bowlers starting the 2001-2002 fall season, this will be the first time in about 3 months they have picked up a bowling ball. While these bowlers may have remained active in the summer doing other sports activities, bowling taxes muscles that usually are not called upon in other sports, so it is important to make sure you are prepared.

Before your league night, take 5 minutes or so to stretch. Flex the knees with some deep knee bends, holding it there for a 10 count, this will help loosen the leg muscles up, and help prevent muscle pulls. It is also a good idea to stretch the arm and shoulders. Take your bowling arm and bring it across your body, lifting your other arm to hold it there for a 10 count or so. Windmills are also good, simply moving your arms around in a big circle to help loosen those muscles up too. although this tip is intended for bowlers coming back after a long layoff, these stretching exercises are good for all bowlers before they start their league night.

Also, when throwing your first couple balls in practice, don't go all out 100%. Take the time to throw a couple easy shots to get your body used to the muscle memory required for bowling. This will also help avoid straining muscles that have not been used in a while.

Being prepared for league means more than just having your shoes on your feet and your ball on the rack. Getting the body ready is as important as getting the equipment ready.

Till next week,
George Freeman

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3. Japan Cup Results

Bob Learn, Jr., won the $50,000 Japan Cup Sunday, defeating Ryan Shafer, 176-172.  Shafer's second place finish was worth $25,500.  Other stepladder finishers were

3. Danny Wiseman, $14,000
4. Tommy Delutz, Jr., $10,000
5. Takeo Sakai, $8,000
6. Steve Hoskins, $7,000

The 16 PBA players who earned berths in Japan now return to the U.S. and join the rest of the PBA players in the Heartland for the Wichita Open.  
4. PWBA Foundation Games V, Top Four to TV

Featured on Monday nights PWBA telecast at 8 pm ET on ESPN2 are

1. Liz Johnson
2. Wendy Macpherson
3. Carolyn Dorin-Ballard
4. Anne Marie Duggan
5. PWBA Women's U.S. Open Headed to Laughlin

ROCKFORD, Ill.  - The 34-lane Riverside Lanes, housed within Don Laughlin's Riverside Resort Hotel and Casino in Laughlin, Nevada, will host the 2001 Women's U.S. Open Bowling Championship December 1-9, the Professional Women's Bowling Association announced today.

In addition, PWBA officials announced that the championship round of the Women's U.S. Open Bowling Championship will air live on ESPN from Riverside Lanes Sunday, December 9, 2001, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern time. The women's finals will air immediately following the conclusion of the men's U.S. Open finals, also on ESPN.

"The facilities and enthusiasm of the staff at Riverside Lanes, combined with the beautiful southern Nevada locale, are going to make this a memorable U.S. Open for all participants, amateur and professional," said Jan Schmidt, PWBA director of marketing. "This will be a great place to launch a new era in women's bowling."

Read the full story:

Discuss the location at:
6. Telecast Schedule

They're back!  Both the PBA and the PWBA are being telecast this month.  

PWBA, Foundation Games V, ESPN2, Monday, September 10, 8 pm ET. Rebroadcast September 16, 1:30 am ET.
PWBA, Paula Carter Classic, ESPN2, Monday, September 17, 8 pm ET.
PBA, Columbia 300 Open, ESPN, Tuesday, September 18, 08:00-09:30 pm ET.
PWBA, Storm Challenge, ESPN2, Monday, September 24, 8 pm ET.  Rebroadcast September 25, 2 pm ET.
PBA Peoria Open, ESPN, Tuesday, September 25, 08:00-09:30 pm ET.

Be sure to check for any changes and more bowling related shows:
7. First Sport 300 shot

The first official 300 game shot on the new Sport oil patterns has been recognized.  Read all about the Florida man who did it by visiting:

To see the specialized Sport Bowling awards, visit:
8. YABA Top Stars

August 1 was the start of the new YABA calendar year.  Honor scores from youth bowlers across the country are now available.  Check for bowlers you might know by visiting:
9. Two Members Resign to "Go Pro"

Shawn Evans and Brian Kretzer, both members of TEAM USA, have resigned their positions on the TEAM to pursue a career on the Professional Bowlers Tour.  The replacements for the TEAM members are Dino Castillo of Irving, TX and Dave Garber of Dallas, TX.  The two were chosen according to the USAB procedure for Selection of Members.

For more information, visit:
10. Stock Watch

AMF (AMBW) 0.038 on 09/10/01 at 15:59 EDT.
Brunswick (BC) 20.81 on 09/10/01 at 16:01 EDT.

Confirm all data with your broker or financial advisor before trading.
11. Cool Topics
The Message Board Community is the ultimate resource for bowling fans thanks to it's 1,500 members!

Here is what's hot or makes for interesting discussion this week:

PBA Leveling The Playing Field
Ball reps are now banned from talking/giving assistance to the pros. What's your take on it?

PBA Senor Tour Being Phased OUT!
Post your comments on the discontinuation the PBA Senior Tour.

How About Some Refreshing League Format Ideas?
Bowl in a uniquely formatted league? Have an idea for one, share it.

True League Meeting Stories
Share your most wild league meeting stories.

Best Team Names?
What are the best team names you heard or made up?

Bowling's Savior Or Foe?
Is Sport Bowling going to save Bowling's integrity and attract former bowlers or will it cause more to quit?

Let's Bowl On Comedy Central
What do you think of the new show's portrayal of bowling?

Weird Items?
What is the weirdest thing you keep in your bowling bag or wont go bowling without?

12. And Finally

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