PBA recognizes Tampa's Dohan as top regional player
By ERIC MUSKATEVC
Published April 23, 2006
The PBA South Region named Pete Dohan of Tampa the Player of the Year after he won two titles and finished first in earnings and second in points, barely missing an exemption for the 2006-07 season.
Darren Franks Canton, Ga. took home Rookie of the Year honors, winning one title and cashing in 16 of 21 events. The Senior Player of the Year was given to Guppy Troup (Taylorsville, N.C.) for the second straight season. Troup led the region with two titles.
Michael Kastner (Powder Springs, Ga.) took home the Pat Patterson Award for the fourth year in a row.
YOUTH: For the first time, youth bowlers are invited to attend a new national scholarship tournament without qualifying at the state or local levels, the U.S. Bowling Congress announced Tuesday.
The 2007 USBC Youth Open Championships will debut in Buffalo, N.Y., and will be open to all USBC Youth members. The event will be conducted alongside the USBC Junior Gold Championships and USBC Youth Championships.
Bowlers will be able to take part in singles, doubles and four-player team competition at the annual, which will be held at AMF Thruway Lanes from July 13-21, 2007 (unless extended).
Competitors taking part in the Junior Gold or Pepsi events will also be eligible to compete in the Open Championships. Registration begins in November.
SMART: The Board of Directors approved changes to rules concerning the management of assigned scholarship awards in its board meeting Tuesday.
To protect bowlers' eligibility to participate in high school and/or collegiate level varsity sports, changes to youth rules concerning scholarship leagues and tournaments and changes to SMART scholarship use policies will take effect Aug.1.
Rule changes will mandate use of USBC's Scholarship Management and Accounting Reports for Tenpins program for all scholarship awards assigned to USBC Youth members from certified league and tournament competition.
Unassigned scholarship funds still may be managed locally.
The scholarship rule and SMART policy changes are in response to a determination by the NCAA and research of state high school athletic association bylaws, which allow athletes to accept scholarship awards based on performance as long as the awards are managed through the sport's national governing body.
Young bowlers who earn scholarship awards for their performances before and during their college years could be denied the chance to bowl for their NCAA college or university if their scholarship awards are not managed by the USBC.
PBA: For the second straight season, Chris Barnes won the biggest grand prize in PBA history, winning $200,000 by defeating Mike Scroggins six strikes to five in the finals of the season-ending Motel 6 Roll to Riches last weekend in Lewisville, Texas.
The first bowler striking six times in the final round took home the top prize. The Motel 6 Roll to Riches will air as two back-to-back, one-hour shows Sunday at 1 p.m.
HIGHLIGHTS: Chris Wulff went 289, 226, 299 for an 814 in the City of St. Pete Athletic's league at Sunrise Lanes to lead all bowling in a week of impressive scores.
Liberty's Bill Zuben also marked an 800 with a 290/805. Mariann Russo (265/708) at Liberty and Veronica Kessler (257/700) at Sunrise wowed the women's scores. Steve Felsman,Mike Roberts and Greg Ickes all bowled perfect games last week, with Ickes ending with a high 795. Check below for more marks.
NABI: Club 577 will be at Sarasota Lanes today with squad times of 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Eric Muskatevc can be e-mailed at Emuskatevc@aol.com.
SEMINOLE LANES - Calvin Esaw 724, Mike Roberts 300/691, Leroy Goffer 723, Keith Lawton 711, M.J. Till 243/634, Don Hodgon 702, Jon Baker 742, J.C. Nichlen 298/725, Jeremy Lewandowski 734, Matilyn Sullivan 222/610, Charlie Ludwig 737, Bob Hale 725, Greg Ickes 300/795, Keith Glasgow 268/744, Darryl Henson 700, Chuck Minor 720, Cal McGann 702, Darryl Dempsey 718, Justin Veitch 719, Chris Gilberti 724, Todd Schneider 714, Mike Williams 277/775, David Jones 296/758, Joe Corsetti 702, Ron Demillion 730. Match Game AM: Sue Hazelden 523, Sue Crook 574.
LIBERTY LANES - David Lairson 703, Tom Helme 289/720, Marty Murphy 748, Dave Warner 279/770, Frank Czarnecki Jr. 290/743, Bob Smolka 277/737, Jim Hamilton 279/735, Ray Baumbach 710, Greg Mong 270/727, John Hendry 279, Steve Scharmer 731, Grge Ickes 723, Jim Sowers 701, Daryl Slater 710, Ken Puchowski 289, John Cole 728, Bill Zuben 290/805, Joe Bereczki 299/760, Teresa Genevie 230/650, Tony Russo 738, Mariann Russo 265/708, Rick Langton 730, Barbara Noyes 605, Chris Wulff 274/740, Norm Brimm 750, Leigh Rayner 257, Jerry Vann 713, Paul Witt 276/788, Sandy Murphy 234, Steve Felsman 300/720, Dick Correa 714, Nick Gates 710, Mickey McConell 706, Joey Butcher 767, Darrin Campbell 279/748, Bob Porsi 704, Bob Nickerauer 700.
SUNRISE LANES - Special Delivery: Kevin Thompson 247, Tom Benyo 219. FL Mix Stars: Jack Stewart 223, Wendell Tullgren 224-248, John Hahmann 235-232, Dave Frankenfield 235, Jack Hewer 222. Meadowlawn: Will Koehler 215-213, Marian Carlson 200. Strike N Spare: Derek Perez 257/662, Keith Lawton 662, Dano Ho 259, Scott King 671, Dave Walter 259/700, Tommy Turner 677. Happy Srs.: Dot Coury 211, Ron Coury 200-211, Pete Mickunas 207, John Thornton 250, Malcolm Kroll 212, Jean Paul Maltais 204, Mike Gendron 246-222/673, Willy Koehler 207/592. Commercial: Odeen Walker 259/679, Bud Benfer 662, Walter Fredenburg 274/683, Eric Setterlind 257/686, Brain Hargrave 256/717, Richard Leska 269/697, Clay Hatfield 279/732, Matt Meredith 680, Rusty Genevie 690, Ray Mann 717, Darryl Dempsey 269/680, Gary Brunner 277/748, Scott Hammond 673, Greg Barnes 256/651, Steve Closuit 661, Jim Paul 277/698, Justin Veitch 688, Frank Mainenti 662, Mike O'Neil 676, Chad Zaleski 279-248/764. Funtime Mixed: Gary Tipton 698, Scott Macclinchy 663, Larry Townsend 664, Judy Allen 231/634, Marc Harvey 678, Scott King 279/695. FL Women Senior Stars: Hanh Pullen 210, Dottie Thompson 203, Melinda Kascia 213, Fran Graham 213. TGIF: Robert Dantschisc 665, Renee Dittmer 212, Veronica Kessler 257/700; Branden McCombs 268/727, Jim Bennett 254/678. City St. Pete: Chris Wulff 289-299/814, Jim Kramer 255. Sat. Nite Live: David Rossell 651, Mike Casey 655.
TEN PIN LANES - Men: Paul Doyon 279/760, Pete Sahner 277/647, Charles Maxey 257, Jeremy Lewandowski 679, Mike Feeley 651, John Hill 644, Tony Agostine 643, Dennis Blakely 247/669, Jason Pettry 631, John Burling 622. Women: Kari Militello 245/586, B.J. Plank 225/545, Jen Layton 213/550, Ivy Kemp 204, Ester Motzne 546, Deb Bailey 545, Pam Keene 534, Dawn Gillingham 531. Sr. Men: Ken Bayley 219/597, Tom McKenzie 217/551, Hollis Afield 208/551, Jim Callus 200, Bob Hendrickson 536, Bob Fogel 531, Paul Sanner 510, Jinx Talbot 506, Dave DeLorenzo 501. Sr. Women: Darlene Pruneau 217/545, Joan Hendrickson 194/524, Margaret Grover 186, Barbara Ellis 1853, Mary Girouard 484, Lee Simmons 471, Marian Love 471.
TARPON LANES - Highland Lakes: Dick Schuyler 199/544, Gary Rock 195/532, Helen Creaney 200/525, June Schuler 202/518. Monday Mixers: Tim Clark 225-201/633, Gene Sparks 228-205/631, Tina Domino 211-200/610. Lake Tarpon: John Ledner 199/514. Senior Men: Wes Jones 255-213/668, Paul Shepard 245-226/660, Bob Fusco 235-216/650. Breakfast Beat: Luann Johanning 195/545. Key West: Rich Grajera 257-224/697, Chris Hinchey 267-233/693. Senior Birds: Gary Hunter 202/535, George Noorts 208/532, Mary Lou Noorts 200/521. Highland Lakes Sr.: Gary Rock 222/564, Bob Rodgers 181/521. Industrial: Sean Bailey 265-215/675, Dean Headstrom 249-211/648. Tarpon Shores: John Scheuch 268/608.
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