OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS WEEKLY GLANCE
July 2 - July 8, 2014
The 2014 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships returned from a brief hiatus in exciting fashion as Edward Rondot of Ypsilanti, Mich., and Team USA member Shannon Pluhowsky of Dayton, Ohio, rolled perfect games on July 5 and July 6, respectively.
Both bowlers competed on the first USBC Open Championships team squad following the USBC Queens, and it didn't take long for Rondot to find his way into the record books.
The 47-year-old right-hander posted games of 233, 195 and 300 for the 34th perfect game of the 2014 event. His 728 series helped GoMongo.com of Saline, Mich., to a 3,034 team total.
Pluhowsky, a 31-year-old left-hander, became the 10th woman in tournament history, and second this year, to achieve the feat. She also was the second southpaw to achieve perfection at the National Bowling Stadium during the 2014 Open Championships.
The 14-time Team USA member's run came in her second game of singles. She sandwiched the tournament's 35th 300 between games of 180 and 236 for a 716 series. She added 730 in doubles and 623 in team for a 2,069 effort, just shy of her career-best 2,083, rolled at the NBS in 2010.
A look ahead
There again will be some short days at the USBC Open Championships as the National Bowling Stadium welcomes the 2014 USBC Senior Championships on July 8-9.
Senior players from across the United States and Canada will be in town to represent their states and provinces in six age-based categories in two divisions - Open and Women's.
All Senior Championships competitors will bowl six qualifying games over two days, and the field in each category will be cut to the top six players, who will advance to the three-game medal round to determine the champions.
The remaining team squads at the Open Championships will be held on July 10, 11 and 12. Doubles and singles competition will be held on July 11, 12 and 13. The final squad of the 2014 Open Championships will hit the lanes at 2 p.m. EDT on July 13.
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2014 USBC OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS
National Bowling Stadium, Reno, Nev.
(Top 10 division leaders with hometown and pinfall)
1, Artistic Expressions 1 (Anthony Lavery-Spahr, Jimmy McMartin, Xeno Garcia, Ted Pritts, Pete Thomas), Oklahoma City, 3,720. 2, Motion Plus Lanes, Cudahy, Wis., 3,561. 3, Donovan's Bunch, Painted Post, N.Y., 3,551. 4, Lodge Lanes Kids, Orlando, Fla., 3,527. 5, Thanks Ronnie, Orlando, Fla., 3,514. 6, Warriors, Lake Wales, Fla., 3,513. 7, Team Turbo Grips, Fort Wayne, Ind., 3,511. 8, The 11thFrame.com 1, Oregon, Wis., 3,502. 9, Storm Cincinnati, Cincinnati, 3,501. 10, Janz's H.I., Beaver Dam, Wis., 3,499.
1, Carl Poelzer/Clark Poelzer, Arden Hills, Minn., 1,465. 2, Chris Drewes/Devin Bidwell, Wichita, Kan., 1,463. 3, Angela Chirpich/Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 1,445. 4, Steve Harman/Nicholas Hoagland, Indianapolis, 1,439. 5, Lonnie Waliczek/Justin Hromek, Wichita, Kan., 1,428. 6, Andrew Jordan, Dublin, Ohio/Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1,425. 7, Marty LaVigne, Temperance, Mich./Mike Barron, Monroe, Mich., 1,424. 8, Joshua Schmehl, Seaford, Del./Casey Irvin, Selbyville, Del., 1,423. 9, Anthony Lavery-Spahr/Ted Pritts, Little Elm, Texas, 1,420. 10, Gary Lee, Mission Viejo, Calif./Blaine Weninger, Clackamas, Ore., 1,415.
1, Louis Jenkins Jr., Warr Acres, Okla., 826. 2(tie), Chris Murray, San Jose, Calif., and Jon Trzcinski, Lake Wales, Fla., 802. 4, Jeff Grego, Fort Wayne, Ind., 798. 5, Matt Riege, Waterloo, Wis., 792. 6, Jay Lang, Sterling Heights, Mich., 791. 7, Derek Magno, Cicero, N.Y., 788. 8(tie), Scott Safransky, Kenosha, Wis., and Justin Ziegler, Corona, Calif., 784. 10, Terrence Blevins, Chicago, 783.
1, Anthony LaCaze, Melrose Park, Ill., 2,273. 2, Tim Damerow, Waupun, Wis., 2,228. 3, Eric Copping, Websterville, Vt., 2,226. 4, Ben Canfield, San Diego, 2,209. 5, Dan Higgins, Westerville, Ohio, 2,208. 6, Jon Trzcinski, Lake Wales, Fla., 2,196. 7, A.J. Chapman, Wichita, Kan., 2,194. 8, Jeff Grego, Fort Wayne, Ind., 2,182. 9, Chris Forry, Bridgeport, Conn., 2,180. 10, David Stouffer, Lehigh Acres, Fla., 2,179.
1, Janz's H.I. (Joe Janz, Andy Bunkoske, Tim Janz, Randy Hupf, Tim Damerow), Beaver Dam, Wis., 10,363. 2, Artistic Expressions 1, Oklahoma City, 10,258. 3, Lodge Lanes Kids, Orlando, Fla., 10,205. 4, Team NABR, West Henrietta, N.Y., 10,169. 5, Rose Bowl Lanes, Newark, N.Y., 10,144. 6, MU Warrior Support 1, Omaha, Neb., 10,140. 7, S&B Pro Shop 1, Clinton Township, Mich., 10,136. 8, Lodge Lanes Too, Orlando, Fla., 10,109. 9, Higgy's Crew, Westerville, Ohio, 10,106. 10, Junior Team USA Support 1, Mansfield, Texas, 10,084.
1, Scotty's 1 (Tom Lee, Dave Fremling, John Fremling, Dan Fremling, Jon Lee), Alexandria, Minn., 2,843. 2, Ten Spot Lanes, Mandan, N.D., 2,806. 3, Yeah Spare II, Sacramento, Calif., 2,795. 4, Kenn's Pro Shop, Frankfort, Ill., 2,755. 5, Chaser's Pub, Las Vegas, 2,740. 6, Hanging with Haag, Greeley, Colo., 2,721. 7, RDU Rollers 3, Durham, N.C., 2,718. 8, Ten Pin Mafia, Bogota, N.J., 2,712. 9, Revolutions Pro Shop 1, Avondale, Ariz., 2,711. 10, Oakridge Farms, Frazee, Minn., 2,710.
1, Chad Razink, Clontarf, Minn./Paul Beyer, Benson, Minn., 1,222. 2, Cory Baltunado/Rogelio Baltunado, Waipahu, Hawaii, 1,196. 3, Randy Taylor, Bennett, Colo./Ron Morgan, Strasburg, Colo., 1,180. 4, Don Allen, Eugene, Ore./Todd Vrooman, Tualatin, Ore., 1,165. 5, Melissa Sharp, Mountlake Terrace, Wash./Joe Erickson, Auburn, Wash., 1,159. 6, Stacey Smith, Tomball, Texas/Stephen Kubis, Houston, 1,157. 7, Mark Skog/Carol Skog, Norway, Mich., 1,156. 8(tie), Chuck Welle, Hawley, Minn./Ryan Knutson, Dilworth, Minn., and Bernie Adkins, Venus, Texas/Brenda Bassett, Cedar Hill, Texas, 1,149. 10, Catina Hansen/Darlene Hunter, Goldsboro, N.C., 1,148.
1, William Hawkins, Houston, 669. 2, Peter Colangelo, DeLand, Fla., 662. 3, Jacob Ramos, Kapolei, Hawaii, 659. 4, Richard Cracco, Monee, Ill., 658. 5, Mark Heilman, Kasota, Minn., 650. 6, Christopher Young, Oakland, Calif., 635. 7, Howard Almond, Chesterfield, Va., 634. 8, Tim Despain, Redwood City, Calif., 633. 9, Mark DeMesa, South San Francisco, Calif., 632. 10, Alonzo Pikes, Chicago, 631.
1, Trevor Silva, Davis, Calif., 1,855. 2, Mark DeMesa, South San Francisco, Calif., 1,837. 3, Ryan Yadao, Las Vegas, 1,792. 4, Adam Martin, Rio Rancho, N.M., 1,784. 5, Steve Johnson, Rosholt, S.D., 1,774. 6, Richard Cracco, Monee, Ill., 1,773. 7, Mark Bylander, Vergas, Minn., 1,761. 8, Kyle Homan, Celina, Ohio, 1,744. 9, David Williams, Mandan, N.D., 1,743. 10, Tony Gannan, Chillicothe, Mo., 1,735.