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OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS WEEKLY GLANCE
(For June 6-12, 2012)
Leaderboards change at 2012 USBC Open Championships
Will Smith of Albany, Ore., made a run at the Regular Singles lead at the 2012 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships this week before settling into fourth place with a 782 total.
Smith struck 30 times on the way to games of 268, 267 and 247 at the Baton Rouge River Center in Baton Rouge, La., on June 8, but two open frames left him short of Henry Teetz III of West Allis, Wis., who has held the Regular Singles lead with 800 since April 1.
Smith added 645 in team and 566 in doubles for a 1,993 all-events total. Matt McNiel of Prior Lake, Minn., who is the only bowler in 109 years of tournament history with three 800 series on the championship lanes, leads Regular All-Events with 2,202.
Mark Blasius of Terrell, Texas, also made a run at the Regular Singles lead June 11 and flirted with the tournament's first perfect game since May 8. A 3-10 split on his 11th shot left him with a 288 game, which came between games of 224 and 267.
Blasius moved into fifth place with a 779 series and added 631 in team and 597 in doubles for a 2,007 all-events total.
In Regular All-Events, 2003 Regular Doubles champion Derek Sapp of Keokuk, Iowa, shot 731 in doubles, 719 in singles and 645 in team for a 2,095 all-events total June 12.
The three-time Team USA member averaged 241 during doubles and singles to catapult him into ninth place.
In Regular Doubles, Dave and Wayne Cooper of Pensacola, Fla., moved into 10th place with a 1,418 total June 12. Dave led the way with games of 257, 244 and 267 for a 768 series, while Wayne contributed 244, 225 and 181 for 650. McNiel and Charles Vashaw of Deephaven, Minn., lead Regular Doubles with 1,489.
In the Classified Division, HGNB 4 of Chicago posted games of 894, 905 and 818 and moved into 10th place in Classified Team with a 2,617 total June 8. Nite Owls of Madison Heights, Va., leads with 2,707.
Patricia Hicks led the way for HGNB 4 with a 546 series and was followed by Kathleen Maggio (535), Sabina DeBord (531), Renee Westdyk (526) and Vicki Moores (479).
A look ahead
The next live stream broadcast from the 2012 USBC Open Championships will feature USBC Hall of Famers Wendy Macpherson, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard and Carol Gianotti. They will hit the lanes at the Baton Rouge River Center on June 15 at 9:30 Eastern, and their team event will be shown live on BowlTV.
The rest of the group consists of some other familiar names. Joining Macpherson and Gianotti are Gina Daroszewski, Jill Weber and Kendra Gaines, while Dorin-Ballard's team includes Cathy Dorin-Lizzi, Tennelle Milligan, Leslie Bohn and Rocio Restrepo.
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Sponsors for the 2012 USBC Open Championships include Circus Circus Reno, Eldorado Hotel Casino Reno and Silver Legacy Resort Casino Reno. Other sponsors include the Belle of Baton Rouge, official brackets sponsor; Kegel, official lane maintenance provider; Humana, official registration sponsor; Bud Light and Budweiser, official beer sponsors; The Advocate, official publication sponsor; Brunswick, official lane provider; Steltronic, official scoring system; Storm Bowling Products and Nationwide Insurance.
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2012 USBC OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS
Baton Rouge River Center, Baton Rouge, La.
(Top 10 division leaders with hometown and pinfall as of June 5)
1, Nicholas J's Pro Shop 2 (Nick Heilman, Matt Mysliwiec, Greg Pizl, Trevor Yonan, Andy Mills), La Crosse, Wis., 3,401. 2, CareerAthletes.com, Wichita, Kan., 3,344. 3, Cambridge 1, Arlington, Texas, 3,319. 4, Artistic Expressions 1, Oklahoma City, 3,316. 5, Linds Lakers 1, Minneapolis, 3,278. 6, S & B Pro Shop 1, Clinton Township, Mich., 3,277. 7, The Locker Guy 1, Mankato, N.D., 3,247. 8, Clone Huskers, Madison, Wis., 3,244. 9, Frans Pro Shop 1, Waterloo, Iowa, 3,239. 10, ND Storm 1, Mandan, N.D., 3,227.
1, Matt McNiel, Prior Lake, Minn./Charles Vashaw, Deephaven, Minn., 1,489. 2, Roger Blanchard/Jimmy Zimmerman, Syracuse, N.Y., 1,464. 3, Jeff Fehr/Ken Abner, Cincinnati, 1,462. 4, Mark D'Angelo, Elmira, N.Y./Ryan Kretchmer, Rochester, N.Y., 1,453. 5, Thomas Corbett, Minneapolis/Gary Green, Houlton, Wis., 1,439. 6, Chad Newman, Grapevine, Texas/Michael Warren, Dallas, 1,436. 7, Hugh Miller, Mercer Island, Wash./Adam Barta, Girard, Ohio, 1,429. 8, Chris Hans, Rocky Mount, N.C./Ryan Whitney, Lewisville, Texas, 1,420. 9, Dan Bock, Albert Lea, Minn./Chad Nelson, Owatonna, Minn., 1,419. 10, Wayne Copper/Dave Cooper, Pensacola, Fla., 1,418.
1, Henry Teetz III, West Allis, Wis., 800. 2(tie), Andrew Kleutgen, Wild Rose, Wis., and Dustin Knipp, Mansfield, Ohio, 785. 4, Will Smith, Albany, Ore., 782. 5, Mark Blasius, Terrell, Texas, 779. 6, Heath Hartgrove, Columbus, Ohio, 775. 7, Ryan Whitney, Lewisville, Texas, 773. 8(tie), John Ferretti, Erie, Pa., and Jim Murtishaw, Menifee, Calif., 771. 10, Robert Hanson, Tacoma, Wash., 765.
1, Matt McNiel, Prior Lake, Minn., 2,202. 2, Ryan Whitney, Lewisville, Texas, 2,170. 3, Derek Eoff, Madison, Wis., 2,167. 4, Nick Wissinger, Clinton Township, Mich., 2,152. 5, Nick Heilman, La Crosse, Wis., 2,121. 6, Brian Waliczek, Birch Run, Mich., 2,111. 7, Brian Diede, Huron, S.D., 2,105. 8, Kent Wagner, Bradenton, Fla., 2,099. 9, Derek Sapp, Keokuk, Iowa, 2,095. 10(tie), Chris Gibbons, Madison, Wis., and Tom Adcock, Decatur, Ill., 2,089.
1, S&B Pro Shop 1 (Bill Orlikowski, Nick Wissinger, Mark Moore, Kerry Kreft, Dave Ewald), Clinton Township, Mich., 9,954. 2, The Locker Guy 1, Mankato, Minn., 9,925. 3, Cambridge 1, Arlington, Texas, 9,817. 4, Linds Lakers 1, Minneapolis, 9,801. 5, Fran's Pro Shop 1, Waterloo, Iowa, 9,795, 6, Clone Huskers, Madison, Wis., 9,770. 7, Lodge Lanes Too, Orlando, Fla., 9,744. 8, POHL POSITION, W. Henrietta, N.Y., 9,741. 9, Five Horsemen, Racine, Wis., 9,731. 10, Little Lebowskis, Littleton, Colo., 9,687
1, Nite Owls (David Dean, Winston Ware, Leon Clark, Michael Hicks, John Sperry), Madison Heights, Va., 2,707. 2, K & K Bowling Services, Saint Joseph, Mo., 2,691. 3, Frazee 2, Vergas, Minn., 2,678. 4, Garden Center Lanes 4, Alexandria, Minn., 2,670. 5, K Lines 2, Gildford, Mont., 2,658. 6(tie), Lani Ohana, Honolulu, and Cardinal Lanes, Hoisington, Kan., 2,650. 8, Schmidt Motors, Ogallala, Neb., 2,639. 9, Donnas Lounge 2, Sheffield, Iowa, 2,631. 10, HGNB 4, Chicago, 2,617.
1, Randy Tennant, Onida, S.D./Tim Luken, Gettysburg, S.D., 1,231. 2, Daniel Broussard, Broussard, La./Rob Clark, Rayne, La., 1,196. 3, Lenny Boogaard, Osakis, Minn./Larry Sorenson, West Union, Minn., 1,187. 4, Kathy Barthel, Jacksonville, Ala./Thomas Gaskins, Bessemer, Ala., 1,184. 5, Jewell Ownbey/Forrest Ownbey, Newport, Wash., 1,182. 6, Don Driver, Howard, Colo./Dave Culp, Salida, Colo., 1,180. 7, Jeremy Skelenar/Bobby Turner, Kearney, Neb., 1,177. 8, Jamie Lee Robertson/Chris Marsh, Boonville, Mo., 1,174 9, Eric Douglass, Goldfield, Iowa/Dale Helgevold, Osceola, Iowa, 1,170. 10, Paul Reker, New Ulm, Minn./Norman Skarphol, Madelia, Minn., 1,163.
1, Joel Fee, Pella, Iowa, 655. 2, Dennis Hanson, Harbor Beach, Mich., 640. 3, Jerry Roberts, Primghar, Iowa, 637. 4, Rick Richter, Primghar, Iowa, 634. 5, Douglas Hines, St. David's Island, Bermuda, 625. 6, Travis Simplot, Oregon, Wis., 622. 7(tie), Ken Brewster, Goshen, Ind., and Randy Irvin, Cortez, Colo., 621. 9(tie), Randy Witters, New Weston, Ohio, and Mark Herring, Seymour, Mo., 619.
1, Mark Knippers, Baker, La., 1,789 2, Aaron Lam, Columbia, Mo., 1,763. 3, Dennis Poepping, Alexandria, Minn., 1,746. 4, Paul Schrubbe, Horicon, Wis., 1,742. 5, Harry Arnold, Falls City, Neb., 1,741. 6, Sheldon Goldberg, Hollywood, Fla., 1,739. 7, Darrin Remiticado, Stockton, Calif., 1,735. 8(tie) John Davis, Oxford, Ala., and Jerry Roberts, Chino Valley, Ariz., 1,721. 10(tie), Devon Dye, Port Hueneme, Calif., and Douglas Hines, St. David's Island, Bermuda, 1,713.
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