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Kegler's Connection

   May 29, 1999

Table of Contents
  * Grandstand News
     ~ The Right Approach
     ~ Check Out Our Chats
     ~ Look for us LIVE from WIBC
  * PBA/PWBA News
     ~ PBA Oregon Open
     ~ PWBA News
  * ABC/WIBC News
     ~ The Best at Perfection
     ~ Andrew Cain Named Star of Tomorrow
  * Miscellaneous News
     ~ Stock Watch
     ~ Elizabeth Dole Considers White House Lanes a "Perk
     ~ Tournament Season
  * And Finally

*** Grandstand News ***
***** The Right Approach *****
Did you know that the Bowling Forum (Available to AOL Members Only) has its own weekly bowling column? The Right Approach (Available to AOL Members Only) is written by BOWLN DIVA and highlights a different aspect of bowling each week. A new column appears every Monday, so stop by and check it out!

***** Check Out Our Chats *****
Tired of the bowling chat rooms that grind along, or get you bumped offline? The Bowling Forum's chats run six nights a week, with hosts that keep the conversation on target. So visit the Bowling Chat Schedule (Available to AOL Members Only) to find a chat that's right up your alley!

***** Look for Us Live from WIBC *****
GSTDs Rage, Hammer and Maroon begin their trek to bowl WIBC Nationals in Indianapolis next week, with a quick detour to the Hoinke, so be sure to check the Forum Announcements (Available to AOL Members Only) for updates on their progress and a live chat from WIBC!

*** PBA/PWBA News ***
***** Oregon Open *****
The top four qualifiers after match play, and 42 total games of qualifying are

1, Norm Duke
2, Chris Barnes
3, Bob Learn, Jr.
4, Sean Quinn

Duke has lead since the third round, fighting off a serious threat from Barnes in round six. Bowlers 2, 3, and 4 face each other in a shoot out match with the winner to face Duke and a chance at the $17,000 top prize. The finals air live Saturday on CBS affiliates at 3 PM ET.

**** PWBA News ****
It's the last stop on this swing, so set your VCRs to ESPN2 on Tuesday, June 1 at 4 PM ET to watch the St. Clair Classic. Bowlers in the 3, 4, and 5 position bowled a shoot out match, and the final two matches were head to head. In an effort to maintain the suspense for those who want to be surprised, you can find the results of the tournament now at PWBA Home. Appearing on the telecast are:

1 Wendy Macpherson
2 Carolyn Dorin-Ballard
3 Dana Miller-Mackie
4 Tammy Turner
5 Leanne Barrette

*** ABC/WIBC/YABA News ***
***** The Best at Perfection *****
Most people know that Bob Learn, Jr., the most prolific 300 shooter on the PBA Tour with 56 perfectos. Did you know that a 32-year-old from Saginaw, MI has edged out Learn in amassing 300 awards? Read about Joe Jimenez' amazing accomplishments at Bowl ABC.

***** Andrew Cain Named Star of Tomorrow *****
The 1999 winner of the Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow award is Andrew Cain of Glendale, AZ. The Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow Award annually recognizes exemplary qualities in a male high school senior or college student who competes in the sport of bowling. For more information on Cain's recognition, visit Bowl ABC.

*** Miscellaneous News ***
***** Stock Watch *****
Brunswick Corp (BC) 24
AMF (PIN) 6 5/16

***** Elizabeth Dole Considers White House Lanes a "Perk" *****
In all the talk about presidential salary increases, who'd think that bowling would come up. But this week it did, as this AP newswire story attests:

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Elizabeth Dole would be satisfied with the $200,000 annual salary paid to presidents.

In a letter to House Speaker Dennis Hastert, the Republican presidential contender said the proposal to double the salary for future presidents was "ill-advised."

She said $200,000 was "fair and appropriate," given the "cost-free housing" in the White House, free travel, the use of Camp David and "perks" like a bowling alley, movie theaters and putting greens as added compensation for the president.

"The value of these benefits adds up to millions of dollar annually," Dole said in the letter. "When all these benefits are taken into consideration, I believe the taxpaying public would join me in opposing a presidential pay raise."

Congress is debating whether to raise the president's salary for the first time in almost 30 years.

***** Tournament Season *****
Leagues are over, and you've got time to travel. The weather's finally nice, so why not plan a vacation around some of the best tournaments in the country? There are tournaments for both scratch and handicap bowlers, and in every price range.

Hoinke Classic Located in Cincinnati, the Hoinke draws bowlers from all over the country during its run. The format features team, doubles, and singles events. Your friendly neighborhood GSTDs are making this a side trip to their adventures in WIBC land.

High Roller Web Site This megabuck tournament holds several events in Las Vegas each year with sweepers and major payouts. The next one is coming up early this summer, so check it out.

Bowling Tournaments. The Official Page of The daddy of all tournament sites. Rather than being a tournament itself, this site offers tournament listings in EVERY State.

Bowl The Festival of Bowling, formerly the ABC/WIBC Mixed Doubles, is held in Reno this fall at the National Bowling Stadium. This year it features many new categories.

*** And Finally ***
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