Welcome to the Website for the Metro
2013 Annual Meeting - May 19
The 2013 MPUSBC Annual Meeting will be at the
Foothills Library, 19055 N 57th Ave in Glendale on May 19th at 1pm. All Metro
Phoenix USBC certified bowlers, adult and youth, are invited to attend.
Dave Cirigliano inducted into Arizona
State Hall of Fame
Josh Blanchard 300 game
Johnny Gonzales 813 series
2012-13 Open Championships
The 2012-13 MPUSBC Open Championships was hosted
by Brunswick Desert Sky (team event) and Glenfair Lanes (doubles/singles events)
on March 16, 17, 23 and 24.
Congratulations to Johnny Gonzales for his 813
series and Josh Blanchard for his 300 game in the team event. And
congratulations to Kevin Jenkins for a 300 game in the doubles event.
Checks will be mailed to the Team Captains on Tuesday, April
Royalty Weekend April 6-7
Masters, Queens, Princess, Classified
Masters Champion Andrew Cain
Queen Bryanna Caldwell
Princess Euffie DeLaFuente
Classified Masters Randall Reed
2012-13 MPUSBC Youth Scholarship
2012-13 High School Bowling
The season has finished. Click the link
on the left to see the 2012-13 results.
2012-13 Ladies Open Championships
Lois Miller, Marge Hawk and Jeanne Robbins
officially open the tournament. Combined, they have bowled in 143 yrs of
Phoenix Ladies Championships
The Ladies Open Championships at Let It Roll Bowl is
completed. The prize winners are posted below. The prize checks will be
printed and mailed this week. The scratch champions are posted separately.
These bowlers are credited with City Championships titles and will be invited
to the 2013 Awards Banquet to receive their awards. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Bryanna Caldwell for her 300 game rolled
in the doubles event!
Thank you to Let It Roll Bowl for hosting the tournament and
all the Ladies that competed the past two weekends
2012-13 Youth Open Championships
The Youth Championships were held at AMF Deer
Valley on January 26th and 27th. The OFFICIAL results are available by
clicking on the link below. All prizes are awarded as scholarships through the
SMART program. This year, $2,826 was awarded in scholarships. Medals
will also be presented to the top finishers. Congratulations!
2012-13 Senior Masters
Robert Lewis dominated the Senior Masters at
Lakeview Lanes. He lead the six games of qualifying with a 1444 total,
including the tournaments only 300 game. Then in the double elimination
finals he went undefeated to win the title. He defeated the 2012
Champion Tom Frigon 390-361, Rick Smyth 465-447, Mike Matosich 448-402 and
then Rick Smyth again 436-395. Rick battled his way back to the title
match by winning 3 additional matches in the contenders bracket after his
initial loss to Robert.
2012-13 Youth Open Championships
Deadline approaching - January 23rd
AMF DEER VALLEY
2011-12 MPUSBC High Averages
Emily Ornelas 218
William Graham 237
2012-13 Senior Open Championships
All of the scores and averages are being
re-verified. So far there have been some scores that were misentered and
current averages that were reported but not changed in the tournament
database. They should be made official by January 18th, just waiting on a
couple of league sheets to verify current averages. If you see a
discrepancy in theses unofficial results, please contact us.
Checks will be going out January 28th. Congratulations
to the cashers!
2012-13 Senior Masters
The Senior Masters will be on January 12th and 13th at
Lakeview Lanes. This is a scratch event for all bowlers over the age of 50.
The format is 6 games of qualifying on Saturday with the top 7 plus the 2012
champion, Tom Frigon, advancing to the finals. The finals will be
double-elimination 2 game matches. Entry fee is $80.00 with a $400.00
first prize based on 28 entries.
There was a win-a-spot held during the Doubles/Singles of
the Senior Open Championships. There were 13 entrants. Winning the entry into
the Sr. Masters was Mike Friedrichs with a 1384 total. John Babbitt was 2nd
with 1366 and will receive a $50 credit towards his entry fee.
BVL Tournament November
Thank you to all that donated and participated in the BVL.
SINGLES TOURNAMENT RESULTS
Honor Scores as of December 1st
Click on link to the left to see who has rolled
an honor score so far this season.
Valley of the Sun Senior Masters Tournament
MPUSBC Vice-President Joe Sharp presents Bill
Evans with his championship check
Bill Evans out-struck Cliff Connors to win the
11th Annual Valley of the Sun Masters at AMF Desert Hills. Bill qualified
6th with an 1116 five game total. In the 2 game semi-final round he rolled
games of 279 and 247 to move into 2nd place behind Connors. In the
elimination matches, he had a 269 and then 219 to move to the finals.
Connors was the top qualifier after 7 games advancing to the finals on games of
255 and 246. The first game of the 2 game finals went to Evans 279-252.
In the second game, Evans kept up the pressure on Connors. When Connors opened
late, Evans took advantage finishing with a 233 and 512 total to Connors 224 -
Valley of the Sun Senior Tournament
The Valley of the Sun Senior tournament results are posted
below. Click on the link for each event.
Congratulations to Cliff Connors for his 805 series in team
event and Bill Evans for his 300 game and 803 in doubles.
YOUTH King/Queen and Duke/Duchess
Congratulations to Gillian Coyle and Sean
Trzaskowski for winning their respective divisions in the MPUSBC Duke/Duchess
and King/Queen Youth tournaments. The tournament was held at Let It Roll
Bowl on November 18th. There were 26 entrants in the Duke/Duchess and 9
in the King/Queen. Gillian received $275.00 in scholarship funds and
Sean $150.00. A total of $1465 was awarded in scholarships.
Gillian Coyle, Brandon Carrillo (back),
Samuel Staggs (front), Austin Muldoon, Nathan Schmoldt
Back row: Jordan Hastings, Sean Trzaskowski;
Front row: Savannah Carr, Marina Stever
Maricopa County Senior Women's
The Maricopa County Senior Women's tournament was
held at AMF Desert Hills on November 3-4. The tournament had two divisions
in doubles and singles events. The results are posted below.
2012-13 Summer Membership cards
As has been stated in past
editions of the eNews, USBC is currently working on the development of a new
membership system. This system is based on Microsoft Dynamics CRM, a customer
relationship management software package developed by Microsoft. The first
stages of this development and rollout deal with internal systems for
communicating with vendors and managing data.
Due to the implementation of this new system at USBC Headquarters, we were
unable to send our summer membership files to our membership card vendor until
the system was completed. Because of this, members will notice delays in
receiving their membership cards purchased in a summer league.
The system is now active and all summer memberships purchased between March 15
and September 1 have been sent to our vendor. Bowlers who have purchased a
membership during this time frame should expect to receive their card in the
coming weeks. Please understand that this is directly related to the
installation of the new system with USBC and was no fault of our vendor.
A listing of the 2011-12 league averages can be
found by clicking on the "Averages" button on the left. These are all
the averages that were submitted to us by the league secretaries. There
were a couple of leagues that were not submitted and are not included.
All of the MPUSBC centers have a copy of the entire Yearbook League
secretaries that want one can pick it up at the league organizational meeting
from the MPUSBC Representative.
Averages can also be found on Bowl.com.
On the top right, click on "Find a...". A drop box will let you make a
choice to "Find a member" Click on that and it will bring up a new
screen where you can enter the name of the bowler you are searching for.
Be sure to enter the complete name, not nicknames. It is possible that a
bowler may not have their information available on Bowl.com. This could
be a result of them having checked the "omit from mailings' box on their
membership card. If this is the case, the bowler needs to contact USBC
Headquarters to have the box unchecked.
Summer league averages will be posted as they
are received from the league secretaries. Keep in mind that a USBC rule
passed by the delegates a couple of years ago now treat summer and winter the
averages the same. Unless otherwise noted in tournament rules, you must
your highest average, winter or summer, to enter the tournament.
5th Annual 2X2 Mixed Doubles Tournament
August 5th - AMF Christown
Adult and Adult/Youth Division
Denise Sturgeon and Matt Jones won the handicap
and scratch divisions of the Mixed Doubles held at AMF Christown. Their
handicap total of 1071 was 39 pins ahead of runner-ups Andrew and Jennifer
Cain. Low to cash was 958.
In the Youth Division, Gillian Coyle and Glen
Coyle teamed up for the win. Gillian will receive her $75 prize as a
Joe Sharp rolled the only 300 game of the
Congratulations to Lauren Douglas and Cierra
Chamot for winning the MPUSBC 2012 Youth Scholarships. Lauren will receive
$750.00 and Cierra $500.00.
Forty Frame Tournament
The MPUSBC conducted a Forty Frame tournament at
AMF Union Hills in conjunction with the Arizona State Championships. While
entries were not as good as hoped, the 57 that did enter had a fun time.
Jim Pratt was the top scorer with an 1171. Matt Villegas was 2nd with an 1167,
David Leverage 3rd with an 1165 and Matt Jones 4th with an 1161.
Unofficial low to cash is 1039.
The tournament features a number of fun frames in
the 40 frames including no-tap frames, mulligans, bonus frames, payday frames,
and sour frames where you lose pins for not striking.
Tournament of Champions
Did you win your league? Enter your team to
bowl in the MPUSBC Tournament of Champions. The tournament will be July
8th at Lakeview Lanes. All adult teams will be five bowlers. Youth
teams will be four bowlers. If your league had less, you can pick up anyone from
your league that bowled a minimum of 2/3rds of the league schedule. The
format will be 8 Baker games. Handicap will be 90% of 230 using the overall
average of the five bowlers. If your league secretary notified us, the
entry forms will be mailed to the league champions. Or you can download
70th Annual MPUSBC Open Championships
March 17, 18, 24 and 25, 2012 at AMF Christown and
Brunswick Tri City
The OFFICIAL standings are posted. All of
the score entries and averages have been verified before the standings were
made official. There were some entry errors and average changes that were
reported but not changed in the database/ These resulted in some changes
in the standings. The prize checks are being printed and will be mailed
to the team captains. Thank you to AMF Christown and
Brunswick Tri-City for hosting this year's City Championships.
FINAL PRIZE LISTING
26th Annual Open Masters
46th Annual Queens presented by STORM
March 31-April 1 at Let It Roll Bowl
Koizumi, King win titles
Jory Koizumi captured the 2012 Queens title by
defeating Bryanna Caldwell 493-417. Koizumi was undefeated in the double
elimination finals. She qualified 7th then defeated Brandi Wolfe, Savahna Porter
and Aesha Turner on her way to the title match against Caldwell. Other
finalists in order of finish, 3rd Aesha Turner, 4th Brandi Wolfe, 5th Tina
Stickney (defending), 5th Savahna Porter, 7th Brenda Burns and Mandy Etem.
Kyle King defended his title by defeating Lanndyn
Carnate in a one ball roll-off after they tied in their match 422-422. By
tournament rules, any tie in the 2 game double elimination finals would be
decided by a one ball sudden death roll-off until the tie is broken. In
this case, it determined the title. Kyle was undefeated so Lanndyn would have
needed to won twice. In their match, Kyle got 7 on the fill ball giving Lanndyn
a chance to strike out in the 10th frame to win. He got the first two but
got 9 on the last ball. Kyle elected to go first in the roll-off and threw
a strike. Lanndyn left a stubborn 10 pin to finish as runner-up.
Other finalists, 3rd 4-time Masters Champion Ben Laughlin, 4th Cliff Connors,
5th Randy Cote and Brett Wolfe, 7th Jim Pratt and Ron Schloss. With
winning back-to-back, King joins Ben Laughlin and Pete Partridge as the only
ones to successfully defend the title.
The Lane pattern for this tournament was
the 44 foot WTBA London.
Sam Burke was the winner of the Storm Marvel
Pearl bowling ball. The ball was donated by Storm Bowling as sponsorship
for the Queens tournament.
Princess and Classified Masters Tournaments
March 31-April 1 at AMF Union Hills
Pluhowsky, Sabye earn titles
Kathy Pluhowsky won the Princess title for the
3rd year in a row defeating Micki Bushnell 216-198. The other finalists were
Linda Baker in 3rd and Doreen O'Malley in 4th.
Joe Sabye defeated Ralph Mellecker 252-213 in the
Classified Masters. Finishing in 3rd was Youth USBC Member Sam Strunk. His
winnings will awarded as a SMART scholarship. In 4th was Larry Almo.
The Princess and Classified Masters tournaments
were held on March 31st-April 1st. These are handicap tournaments.
The Princess is for ladies that average 179 or less and the Classified Masters
for all bowlers 189 or less. We changed the finals format.
Qualifying was still 3 games. The field was cut in half for 2 more
games. The top 8 then returned on Sunday. They rolled 3 games with the
pin fall carrying over from Saturday. The top 4 for all 8 games then
advanced to the elimination style finals. The top 4 will rolled 1 game with
the lowest bowler eliminated. The remaining 3 rolled another game,
again the lowest eliminated leaving 2 finalists. They rolled
one game for the title.
CLASSIFIED MASTERS Results
70th Annual MPUSBC Ladies City Championships
February 11, 12, 18 and 19, 2012 at Brunswick Desert Sky
FINAL PRIZE LIST
Thank you for bowling. The standings are now
official. Prize checks will be mailed to the Team Captains.
Lisa Hiller (1499), Doreen O'Malley (1463) and
Gwen Turner (1455) won entries into the Princess tournament on March 31st-April
1st at AMF Union Hills. There were 30 entries at $5.00 each into the
win-a-spot so we awarded 3 paid entries.
Shirley Braverman won an entry into the Queens
tournament on March 31st-April 1st at Let It Roll Bowl. Shirley's
doubles/singles total was 1364. Aesha Turner earned a partial entry with
her total of 1360. There were 13 entries at $10 each.
MPUSBC Board Positions
The Metro Phoenix USBC needs you. If you are
interested in serving on the Board and being involved in the sport, submit an
application. This year at the Annual Meeting we will be electing the following
President; Vice President (2); Directors (12)
Youth Directors; National and State Delegates.
32nd Annual MPUSBC Youth City Tournament
The Youth City Championships was hosted by
Glenfair Lanes on January 28th and 29th. The awards from this tournament
will be presented as scholarships to the bowlers SMART accounts. There was a
total of $3017.00 awarded. Congratulations to all of the Youth Bowlers that
High School Bowling
Deer Valley, Centennial are League
Clink on the link on the left to go to
the High School page
54th Annual MPUSBC Senior Open
January 7-8, 2012 at AMF Shea Village
The Senior Masters presented by
DV8 Bowling will be on January 21-22 at
AMF Shea Village. Qualifying is 6 games at 2:00pm on the 21st. The
top 7 bowlers and the 2011 champion, Bob Hanson, will advance to the finals on
Sunday at 10:00am. The finals will be double-elimination, 2 game matches.
The entry fee is $80.00.
The winners of the DV8 bowling balls are: John
Cross and Jerry Saienni. Thank you to Robert Lawrence for donating them.
TOM FRIGON WINS SENIOR MASTERS presented
by DV8 Bowling
Tom Frigon came from the Losers Bracket and
defeated Larry Hoffman twice to win the 13th Annual MPUSBC Senior Masters. In
2011, Tom was the runner-up to Bob Hanson but this time he made sure rolling a
300 in the finals. In a strike filled finals, he won the two game match
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BVL Tournament Results
The results from the BVL Tournament at AMF
Christown are available. Prize checks will be in the mail soon. Thank you to
all that participated.
King/Queen and Duke/Duchess Youth
November 13th at Bell Lanes
The 3rd Annual King/Queen and Duke/Duchess
tournaments was held at Bell Lanes on Sunday, November 13th.
The King/Queen is scratch and the Duke/Duchess is handicap.
Alyssa Strunk defeated Michael Chamot 185-173 to
win the Duke/Duchess tournament. She advanced to the title match by defeating
Dylan Hall, Michelle Jenkins and Shane LeMay. For the win, she received a
In the King/Queen tournament, Jordan Hastings
captured the title over Savannah Carr, Marina Stever and Andrew Dosey. He
receives a $130 scholarship.
Duke/Duchess results: 1st Alyssa Strunk
$260.00; 2nd Michael Chamot $200.00; 3rd Shane Le May $170.00; 4th
Michelle Jenkins $100.00; 5th Dylan Hall $80.00
King/Queen results: 1st Jordan
Hastings $130.00; 2nd Savannah Carr $110.00; 3rd Marina Stever
$70.00; 4th Andrew Dorsey $55.00
Maricopa County Senior Women
AMF SCOTTSDALE, October 29-20
The 28th Annual Maricopa County Senior Women
tournament was held at AMF Scottsdale Lanes. This tournament has
doubles and singles events and is open to USBC Women bowlers in Arizona that are
at least 50 years of age.
Valley of the Sun Senior
AMF SCOTTSDALE, October 22-23
The 16th Annual Valley of the Sun senior
tournament was held at AMF Scottsdale Lanes. The tournament had a 4-person
team event, doubles, singles and all-events. The Standings are available
by clicking on the link below. There were a couple of corrections of
miss-entered scores and average corrections that had been reported but not
changed. Prize checks will be mailed the end of the week.
Valley of the Sun Senior Masters
Maresca captures the title
Tony Maresca barely made the finals having to win
a one-game roll-off over John Babbitt to advance. He took full advantage
of situation, grabbing the lead after the third game of match play and never
looked back, including rolling a 300 game in the final game. Larry Hoffman
used a 276 final game to move into 2nd, followed by Cliff Connors, Mike
Friedrichs, Alan Grobmeier and Randy Reis.
4th Annual 2X2 MIXED DOUBLES
The popular 2X2 Mixed Doubles returned to
AMF Christown Lanes on August 7th. There were 96 doubles teams that entered.
Bowlers could re-enter but only cash once with the same partner. Low to cash is 822.
The Metro Phoenix USBC presented six youth
bowlers with scholarships totaling $3500. The Youth USBC Members
submitted applications that were then scored by the Scholarship Committee.
Based on the point totals, the winners are Marina Stever, Steven Cheatham,
Lauren Douglas, Jessica Anaya, Rebeca Reguero and Joanna Griem.
3rd Annual MPUSBC TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
Did you win your league championship? If
so, your team is eligible for the Tournament of Champions to be held at
Brunswick Desert Sky on July 17th. The competition is 8 Baker format
games. Entry fee is $100 per team. If you team strength is less
than 5, you can pick up the additional bowlers from anyone in your league.
Entry information is being sent to all eligible bowlers as reported by the
league secretaries. It is a fun event to bowl and your team could be
named the Champion of Champions.
Metro Phoenix USBC is on Facebook
If you are a member of Facebook, join the Metro
Phoenix USBC Group
Fan page. We update it with information about tournaments, honor
scores and MPUSBC happenings.
Missing your USBC Membership card?
As bowlers are preparing for tournaments this
time of year, many bowlers are realizing that they did not get their membership
card or lost it. To obtain a replacement card, go to
www.bowl.com, in the right corner there is a
drop down box that says "Find a......" Click on "Find a member". It
will bring up a new page where you can enter your name or USBC ID#. You
must have the pop-up blocker turned off for this page to come up. Enter
your information then click on your name when it comes up. This will bring
up your USBC record. You can then reprint your membership card. This
printed version is acceptable at all USBC tournaments and is the method USBC has
us issue replacements.
One of the benefits of USBC Membership is the
newly launched Member Rewards program. There are 100's of discounts
available to USBC Members. Save on travel, movie tickets, cell phones,
Target, Best Buy, Dell Computers and more. Go to
www.bowl.com/memberrewards to access the USBC
Rewards program.. You will have to register but it is quick and easy.
Take advantage of your membership and SAVE!
You can also find us on Twitter using the
username of phxusbc. Follow us and get tweets on what is going on
in the Metro Phoenix bowling community.
Mike Friedrichs, Association Manager
- Telephone: 602-263-9700
- FAX: 602-263-1270
- Address: 3320 W. Cheryl Dr. B-123
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