6CHECK OUT ‘TIPS FROM THE PROS’ — PAGE 8PLEASETAKE A COPYCompliments ofThis ProprietorBrad AngeloWins ViperChampionshipVOL. 37, NO. 10Detroit, Michigan — Published Every Other WednesdayDECEMBER 26, 2012PBA Detroit Winter Swing FeaturesMultiple Events at ThunderbowlThe world’s greatest bowlersare headed to the Motor City’sThunderbowl Lanes for the multitournament spectacular PBA Detroit Winter Swing and the debutof the professional PBA Leagueteam event.The PBA Detroit Winter Swingkicks off with the Pro TournamentQualifier on Saturday, Jan., 19.Following events will be theCarmen Salvino Classic (Tuesday,Jan. 22 through Saturday, Jan. 26),the Mark Roth Classic (Wednes-IN THENEWSday, Jan. 23 through Saturday, Jan.26), the Don Carter Classic (Thursday, Jan. 24 through Saturday, Jan.26) and the Earl Anthony PlayersChampionship (Friday, Jan. 25through Sunday, Jan. 27).Tickets are now on sale for allPBA Detroit Winter Swing eventsat historic Thunderbowl Lanes inAllen Park. The PBA Detroit Winter Swing will produce five ESPNtelevision shows on Saturday, Jan.26 and Sunday, Jan. 27, including alive telecast of the PBA League onJan. 27.“Bowling has deep roots in teamcompetition, especially in Detroit,”said PBA Commissioner TomClark. “As a part of its 2012-13 season, the PBA is going to return fiveplayer team bowling competition tothe spotlight, but in a way it hasnever before been seen.”General admission ticket pricesfor ESPN tapings Saturday, Jan. 26and Sunday, Jan. 27, available onlythrough the website, rangefrom 10- 40 for a single show and 20- 80 for an all-day pass. Ticketinformation can also be obtained bycontacting Thunderbowl Lanes at(Continued on Page 4)Lauren Roberts Wins Metro DetroitUSBC Queens at Universal Lanes FROM LEFT: Doug Evans (runner-up), Lew Ansara(tournament sponsor), George Juszczyk (winner).George Juszczyk Tops MMBA Event GEORGE JUSZCZYK won the 23rd Budweiser Michigan Majors “Tournament of Champions” at Taylor Lanes inTaylor. This was Juszczyk’s second Budweiser MMBA title.Juszczyk was also the leading qualifier with a 2464 10-gamescore to pace the 47 entrants. See full story on page 7. LAUREN ROBERTS of Hazel Park won the Metro Detroit USBCAssociation Queens title on Sunday, Dec. 2 with a 233-210 triumphover Angela Wilt of Westland at Universal Lanes in Warren.Roberts qualified sixth with a six-game total of 1,206 on games of205-199-190-200-222-190. In match play she defeated Kimberly Siskof Brownstown, 60-49, in the second overtime after tying with 206,Sandra Schultz of Macomb, 233-150, and Jennifer Kreft of Warren,239-223, en route to the championship match. She averaged 211.7.Wilt qualified 13th with 1,152. She beat Stephanie Penxa of Romeo,223-168, Erin Williams of Warren, 190-158, and Ashley Denard of OakPark, 175-143, on her way to the final match. She averaged 195.Top qualifier Ashley Denard shot 1,276 including games of 209232-191-203-186-255. She finished third for 200.Roberts took home the top check of 900 plus a tiara pendent necklace compliments of Chinn Jewelry. Wilt settled for 450. Defendingchampion Jennifer Churchill of Windsor finished just out of the moneyin 18th place.Complete results are available at under “Tournaments.” The event was sponsored by Turbo 2-N-1 Grips and Chinn Jewelry.Brad Angelo ofLockport, N.Y., withtwo strikes and an eightcount in the 10th frame,ended four years offrustration with a 233232 victory overFinland’s Mika Koivuniemi to win the Professional Bowlers Association Viper Championshipat South Point Hotel andCasino.Angelo, who won hisonly PBA Tour title inthe 2008 Viper Championship in Omaha, Neb.,came into the ViperChampionship finals asthe top qualifier.The contest camedown to the 10th framewhere Koivuniemi,working on a string offour strikes, added a fifthon his first shot. Needingnine pins and a spare tolock up the title,Koivuniemi left the 3-69-10 to give Angelo achance to win with adouble and eight pins,and that’s exactly whatthe 11-year PBA Tourveteran got.Bowling on TV Sunday, Dec. 30(1 p.m. on ESPN) —PBA ChameleonChampionship Sunday, Jan. 06(1 p.m. on ESPN) —Bowlers Journal PBAScorpion ChampionshipYou can now e-mailthe Bowler’s Digest [email protected] Holidays from Bowler’s Digest

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Wednesday, December 26, 20123League Secretaries! Don’t Forget Average Sheets!card may have been received with a first name ofCharles, while the othermay be Chuck or someother name the bowler goesby. Remember the MetroDetroit USBC Associationdatabase has over 350,000By Association Managernames in it, so sometimes itis difficult for us to figure itout.For more information aboutIt also causes us extremethe Metro Detroit USBC,difficulty when the Decemcall 1-888-753-6350ber 31st sheet comes in withor visit www.mdusbc.comadded bowlers and no application cards for the bowler.Many times they only comein with a first initial and lastname. Do you know how many J. Smith’s IT IS CRITICAL that league secre- there are in the MDUSBC? Believe it or nottaries return the December 31st average there are 365 of them.League secretaries when you get this letsheets for adult leagues and December 1stand 31st average sheets for youth leagues ter about the bowlers get the informationto the MDUSBC office. This information is requested and mail or fax it back to us. Weused when verifying the results of the vari- want to make sure everyone is accountedous MDUSBC tournaments. If you haven’t for.sent it in yet simply mail or fax the form to***us. The fax number is (248) 443-2690.YOUTH TOURNAMENTAlong with the December sheets a list ofKICKS OFFbowlers registered in their league who had THEMETRODetroit USBC Youthnot paid their membership fees in any leagueTournament begins Jan. 6 at Cherry Hillaccording to our records.While many of these have been resolved, Lanes in Dearborn Heights. Many previoussome are still lingering. There are many rea- bowlers are already entered, however theresons why this situation may have occurred. are still several youth programs that haveOne reason could be a lack of linking two sent bowlers in the past that are not enteredbowlers with similar names together. One as yet.METRODETROITUSBC NEWSMark A. MartinANNUAL MEETING SET THE ANNUAL meeting of the Metro Detroit USBC will be held on Sunday,Jan. 20 at 5 p.m. at DeCarlo’s Banquet and Convention Center in Warren.All members of the Metro Detroit USBC Association are eligible to attend themeeting. All adults and youth over the age of 14 are eligible to vote.On the agenda are reports on the progress the MDUSBC has made during theprevious year, electing the vice-president, electing five adult members of the board,electing youth representatives to the board of directors, electing state delegates tothe respective state meetings and electing delegates to the USBC Annual Meeting.The members will also decide upon three amendments to the bylaws. The proposed amendments would remove the term limits for directors, elect officers by theboard of directors and change the local membership fee to 9 from 8.Anyone desiring to run for any of the positions should visit toobtain an application to be forwarded to the nominating committee. You can alsocall the MDUSBC office for an application.The event is comprised of four handicapand one scratch division for the team,doubles and singles events. Team andDoubles can be comprised of all female, allmale or mixed competing against their owndivision.Handicap is based on 90 percent from210 in the handicap divisions.Other dates for the tournament are Jan.13, 20, Feb. 3 and 10. Squad times are 9a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.For more information on availability contact the MDUSBC office at (248) 443-2695,ext. 105.***MDUSBC TOURNAMENTS THE METRO Detroit USBC Masterswill be held at Thunderbowl Lanes in AllenPark, located at 4200 Allen Rd. The datefor qualifying is Jan. 26-27 with match playon Feb. 2-3.The entry fee is 150 with a first prize of 4,000 and second of 2,000 based on 140entries. Rick Capaldi is the defending champion.The field will be limited to the first 160entries so it is critical for returning entrantsto send their entry fee and blank in as soonas it is received.The Senior Masters will be held at ShoreLanes in St. Clair Shores, located at 31100Harper Ave. The date for qualifying is Feb.9 with match play on Feb. 10 and 16.Harry Sullins of Chesterfield is the defending champion. The entry fee is 120with a first prize of 3,000 and a second of(Continued on Page 5)DETROIT ALL-STAR CLASSICPlaza Lanes Wins ‘Winter Season’ THE DETROIT All-Star Classic, into its 78th season of competition, witnessed a rare feat. Plaza Lanes wrapped up the Winter Season with still a week leftin the schedule. Plaza won the title at Taylor Lanes with a 2-to-1 win over arch rivalAnsara’s Restaurant Group. Randy Warnken paced the winners with a strong seriesof 780. Nick Wissinger helped out with 727.Other high scores from Taylor Lanes were as follows. Chris Nielson 741 andAbed Daher 725 from the Ansara’s team. Cozy Inn had Trey Raynes 759, Ed Burbo740 and Jon Murphy 704. Red Robin/Sunnybrook was led by Ron Napiewocki 774and Josh Jablonski 740. Scot Woodward led Eastridge Insurance with a 734 set. RedRobin/DBT/Charrette State Farm had strong leadership from Bill DeFrance 770.Columbia 300/Eastown Printing led the night’s festivities behind Nate Adams 795(high series for the night) and Kirk Sauro 777.The All Stars wrapped up the Winter Season on Thursday at Fern Hill Lanes inClinton Township. Scores skyrocketed as the league averaged a robust 231 for theevening. Cozy Inn put on the best show sweeping three points from championsPlaza Lanes. Cozy had pretty much a team effort behind Jon Murphy 792 includinga 300 game, Ed Burbo 771, Jim Grant 741, and James Koss 729. Plaza was led byDave Tulak with 761.Ansara’s Restaurant Group’s Kevin Trumbull took home high honors for theevening with 795. Teammate Abed Daher helped out with 769 as they swept RedRobin Restaurants/Sunnybrook lanes. Eastridge Insurance and Storm Products battledto a 1.5 - 1.5 draw. Storm was led by Tim Bishop 769 and Craig Nidiffer 731.Eastridge was paced by Rick Goyeau with 725. Columbia 300/Eastown Printingwon three points behind Nate Adams with 770. Nate earned bowler of the month forDecember as he averaged a whopping 252 for the month.The spring season will start up on Jan. 3 at Fraser Lanes at 7:30 p.m., followed bya trip Downriver to Woodhaven Lanes on Jan. 10 at 7:30 p.m.Make your plans to come out on Thursday evenings to watch some of the bestbowlers in the State of Michigan compete.— Art Schroeder, Secretary, Detroit Traveling All-Star ClassicFeaturing One of the Largest Selections ofBowling Balls, Bags, Shoes and Accessoriesin Southeastern MichiganTrophies, Plaques & Awards for ALL OccasionsEXPERT FITTING & DRILLINGBall Resurfacing & PolishingVisit Our Web Site at wojciksproshop.comMemberof theProfessionalBowlersAssociationLOCATED IN ROSEVILLE(Frazho & Gratiot)25935 Gratiot AvenuePHONE (586) 778-2272DEXTER & LIND SHOES IN STOCK

Wednesday, December 26, 20124‘Team Bud Light’ Strikes Back with Tops Series in Ebonite All-Stars TEAM BUD Light andsecond-placetiewithNorthridge Insurance haveThunderbowl Lanes, who againbeen battling each other in thewas propelled by RonnieEbonite All-Stars at ThunderSparks who had a 300 gamebowl Lanes for at least the pastand a 741 series. Their anchorthree years. Usually that battleman Charles McLeod posted ais a position night for the first710 series. There are six teamsplace championship of one ofwithin the leader Random Budzthe thirds of the season.and anything can happen in theThis past week Team Budnext few weeks.Light got the best ofOther high games for theNorthridge Insurance winningevening were Mason Brantleyfour out of five points whilewith a 300 and Brian Whitsettdoing it in sensational 290. The high series besidesThey established the highBurbo were Chuck Graddickteam series for the year withat 780 and Larry Walker atBowler’s Digestan actual 3607. Ed Burbo had743. Novella Daniels led theContibutor836 on games of 268-289-279.ladies with a high game of 259Captain Dave Tulak held up the anchor and a 661 by posting a 716 series. He is closelyBowlers with an average of over 230 infollowed by Bob Slayden at 690, Brian the league include George Juszczyk, GeraldTadrzak at 698 and Steve Allen at 667. The Johnson, Larry Walker, Mason Brantley andone game that Northridge Insurance did win Ronnie Sparks. During the past week thethey had to shoot 1211 to win the one league averaged 217, which is the highestpoint.average for the league for the season.The win by Team Bud Light put them in a***By TOMSTROBLHazel Park Bowl 24211 Hughes(248) THE ENTRY blank for the pro tournament qualifier for the 2013 Detroit Winter Swing is now posted on the Thunderbowlwebsite at and on the PBAwebsite.Applications can be posted online withthe PBA or may be hand delivered toThunderbowl Lanes. Thunderbowl will beputting out the Don Carter shot (to be usedfor the PTQ qualifier) on Tuesday eveningsand Saturday afternoons. The PBA loadedthe Don Carter shot on Thunderbowl’s A22 oiling machine so it should be close towhat the PBA will put down.Tickets for the television event are alsoavailable at Detroit Winter Swing at Thunderbowl(Continued from Page 1)(313) 928-688 or by visiting for more details.Special VIP reserved section high-table seating is also available on Saturday andSunday and special VIP section floor table seats are available for Saturday and Sunday at 30 for one show and 60 for an all-day pass.Tickets for qualifying and match play sessions Tuesday, Jan. 22 through Friday, Jan.25 are 10 for qualifying, 20 for match play and 25 for an all-day pass which areavailable on site at Thunderbowl.Thunderbowl will also conduct pro-ams on Sunday, Jan. 20 at 11 a.m. and Monday, Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. Pro-am entry fees are 75 for adults, 65 for Seniors and 35for youth with an optional bowling ball upgrade package at additional cost. Admission is 10.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012Christmas Miraclesshowed infection in herneck. The next day she hadan operation to remove theabscess and infection andthen was put on some heavyduty anti-fungal drugs,which she is still on.After three weeks in theBy MDUSBC Directorhospital, she got released,but is still on the meds andis having trouble sleeping,low energy, and nausea. EvFor more information abouteryone was so happy to seethe Metro Detroit USBC,her and hugs were everyCall 1-888-753-6350where! LOVEYOUMAN!The additional miraclesthis year looked like a Who’sWho of the Detroit Bowling Hall of Fame!Leona Obuchowski, along with husbandCass and brother-in-law Steve, came down I ALWAYS HAVE this saying of from the North Country now that she is re“Christmas Miracles” when friends show up tired. They even bought a couple of raffleto watch us bowl that never come and watch tickets!Also visiting on this night were Maryus bowl! It is funny how not everyone enjoys watching bowling like I do. In fact, I Mohacsi, Terry Grant, Carol Martin, Cryswill pretty much watch any sport. at least tal Trombley and Carol Davis! Formerleague members Mary Pipia, Linda Prill,for a while.This past Monday at Luxury Lanes, it Debbie Holbeck and Martha Hook alsowas our last night to bowl before the holi- came to visit.Of course, you know what I asked;days, since Christmas Eve and New Year’sEve fall on our bowling night. It is always a “Where is your equipment, there are teamfun night as each team brings two dishes to spots available!” No takers.It is always such a fun night! No one ispass and Paul Stuart bakes up pizzas to addin a rush, as this was our first night of theto the mix.For some reason, this year there were new half of the season. This brought anotherFOUR pasta salads, yep, my team had one miracle. Virginia Austin and Joann Carterof them. Last year, there were none! Every- returned to the league, along with teammatething was so good, although I don’t like to Rowena Flonoury, to fill the blind spot wehad in the first half! Welcome to the league,eat and bowl, but could not resist.Each team usually brings little gifts to ladies! Virginia, glad to see you back afterexchange with each other, although it is get- your surgery!Another Christmas Miracle, Erica Ewaldting harder and harder to come up withideas. there are only so many bowling or- bowled well on lanes 3-4! Last time shebowled there, I think she won our Funkynaments, so I did not do that this year.It was awesome to see Kathy Lazenby, Jackpot with four splits, all 7-10’s!Thanks for all of the MIRACLES.who bowls on my team. Unfortunately,Kathy received one of the tainted shots in Don’t be a stranger, ladies, come and visither shoulder that have plagued Michigan anytime!I hope everyone has a blessed holidaywith illness and even death!She reported to the hospital after an MRI season and a safe and happy New Year!METRODETROITUSBC SCENELibbi Fletcher5Secretaries! Don’t Forget Average Sheets!(Continued from Page 3) 1,500 based on 140 entries.The Metro Detroit USBC Association will conduct Annual Women’s and OpenChampionship Tournaments with both starting Sat., Feb. 2 through March 3 at BowlOne Lanes in Troy. Squad times are 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.All-events, team, doubles and singles, for both tournaments will be contested atthe same site. Handicap is based on 90 percent from 230. Squad organizers of 10 ormore teams are eligible for 10 per team organized. Spots can be paid for by checkmade out to MDUSBC, VISA or MasterCard. The prize ratio will be at least 1 in 10entries.For the Women’s Championship there are three average divisions (149 and under, 150-169 average and 170 average and up). The cost is 22 per person, per eventand a 2 all-events fee. The Women’s Championship is open to all female membersof the MDUSBC who bowled at least 21 games in the 2011-12 season in the MetroDetroit USBC Association or have 21 games or more in the current season inMDUSBC as of the time of bowling.For the Open Championship the cost is 150 per team for teams with a teamaverage of 1001 or more and 125 for teams with a team average of 1000 or under.Doubles and Singles are 25 per person per event and a 10 all-events fee. TheOpen Championship is open to all members of the MDUSBC who bowled at least21 games in the 2011-12 season in the Metro Detroit USBC Association or have 21games or more in the current season in MDUSBC as of the time of bowling.In the Open Championship bowlers can bowl as many times as they wish in theteam, doubles and singles events. They can even bowl with the same exact lineuptwice, but only cash once with that lineup. To bowl other times a team can competeby changing two bowlers. In doubles the same two players can bowl together twice,but only cash one. In singles a bowler can only cash once.For more information on the MDUSBC tournaments call the MDUSBC office at(248) 443-2695.***McKAY TOURNAMENT THE 22nd ANNUAL Tom McKay Charity Invitational Tournament was arousing success, raising nearly 11,000 split between the Karmanos Cancer Institute and the International Bowling Hall of Fame and Museum.Bob Barnes of Utica and Dick Krupa of Sterling Heights defeated Joe Baxter ofMacomb and Jonathan Murphy of Warren, 396-391, to claim the title.A good time was had by the 60 participants.If you would like to participate next year mark the date. 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Wednesday, December 26, 20126TIPS FROM THE PROSHow to Stay Calm When the Pressure’s OnBy CHERYLDANIELSMember of theProfessional Women’sBowling Association YOU ARE ON a nine-bagger going into the 10th frame andyour knees are shaking and yourheart is beating twice the normalrate. You have a chance to shoot300. What do you do?How do you respond when youfind yourself in this situation? Theway you respond has a lot to dowith trial and error. The most important thing is to stick to your rou-tine and isolate each shot that youmake.You cannot focus on whether ornot you carry a strike, but try toremain in the same frame of mindthat helped you get to that point.If you think of the penalty of notstriking you will put too muchpressure on yourself.Accept the fact that it is naturalto feel nervous under pressure butthat you must learn how to still beable to function even when you arenervous. Try to narrow yourthoughts down to the one or twothings that help you to make goodshots.In my case I have a tendency tomuscle my armswing, so I have tofocus on letting the ball drop freelyinto the downswing. I also try tomake sure I fully extend throughthe shot at release point.Through trial and error the goodbowlers learn how to develop amental game plan that fits theirtemperament. Some people have tokeep talking to others to stay loose.On the other hand somebowlers need to isolate themselvesmore to try to stay focused. YouIMPROVE YOURGAME!PRIVATE LESSONSBy Professional Women’s Bowling Association StarCHERYL DANIELSStrike MastersPro ShopLocated Inside Novi Bowling CenterGET A CUSTOM DESIGNED LAYOUTFOR YOUR STYLE OF PLAY(248) 344-8940have to rationalize to yourself thatthe only thing I have control overis whether I make a good shot andbeyond that I cannot control myluck. If you do not strike the worldwill not come to an end and youcan simply try to do better nexttime.Do not become obsessed withthe score but absorbed inshotmaking. I am sure that if youincorporate some of these ideasyou will eventually get that 300 orsurpass you highest score.*** SOME Suggestions:Concentrate on breathingdeeply. Think of something relaxing like your favorite song. Stayaway from negative conversation.Visualize one of your best previous shots. Narrow your thoughtsto the one or two things that helpyou make good shots. Keep a determined attitude that you willmake the shot you need under pressure.— Send Questions to CherylDaniels, P. O. Box 252, Novi,MI 48376 or e-mail me at“[email protected]” or

Wednesday, December 26, 201297George Juszczyk Wins Budweiser MMBA Tournament of ChampionsBy KENCHARRETTEnament of Champions at Taylor Lanes:George Juszczyk (Dearborn Hgts.) 1,600,Doug Evans (Clearwater, Fla.) 750, JeffEdwards (Sterling Hgts.) 500, CraigNidiffer (Trenton) 400, Chris Kliczinski(Pinckney) 300, Kurt Pilon (Warren) 240,Mark Milasinovich (Macomb) 220, JustinCrosby (Holly) 200, Bob Chamberlain Jr.(Holly) 190, Kerry Kreft (Warren) 180,Kurt Lambert (Saginaw) 160, Rich Vargo(Comstock Park) 150.*** THE COST for joining the MichiganMajors is 60 yearly dues. The Board of Directors voted on an incentive program —paying 40, a savings of 20 if you join priorto Jan 12, 2013. Anyone interested in joining can contact the tournament office at(586) 775-2414 or go to the web site THE BOWLER’S DIGESTADVANTAGEI GEORGE JUSZCZYKwin. Edwards never could getwon the 23rd Budweiseruntracked in the semi-finalMichigan Majors “Tournamatch. Doug Evans, one of thement of Champions” at Tayoldest at 64, had an easy 214lor Lanes in Taylor.161 win.This was Juszczyk’s secondEvans, one of the Hall ofBudweiser Michigan MajorsFamers, started with fourtitle. Juszczyk was also thestrikes to build a slim lead.leading qualifier with a 2464Juszczyk started with two10-game score to pace the 47spares then strung sevenentrants. There were three perstrikes for a 258-236 win.fect games by ChrisEvans came in fromKliczinski, Abed Daher andFlorida for the last tournamentBob Stempien.of Ken Charrette. “This manThe tournament was comade me a star by starting andsponsored by Ansara Redmaking the Michigan MajorsMember of theRobin Restaurants. This tour- Greater Detroit Bowling the greatest tournamentnament is labeled “best of theMichigan has ever had.”Hall of Famebest” because only those thatJuszczyk said, “What ahave won a title can enter. There were 19 thrill and privilege to win the TournamentMichigan Majors Hall of Fame members of Champions. This will also be trivia. Whobowling.won the last tournament of Ken CharretteThe opening match of the stepladder fi- regime? It will always be George Juszczyk.”nal had Craig Nidiffer eke out a 247-245The next tournament will be the start ofwin over Chris Kliczinski. Jeff Edwards a New Year on Jan. 12, 2013 at Thunderbowlturned the tables on Nidiffer as he

CHECK OUT ‘TIPS FROM THE PROS’ — PAGE 8CHECK OUT ‘TIPS FROM THE PROS’ — PAGE 6 VOL. 37, NO. 10 Detroit, Michigan — Published Every Other Wednesday DECEMBER 26, 2012 You can now e-mail the Bowler’s Digest at [email protected] Brad Angelo Wins Viper Championship Brad Angelo of Lockpo