California's Marv Sargent rolls the sixth perfect game at 2015 USBC Open Championships

    05/21/15

    United States

    Florida bowler Skip Hintz joins 50-year club; there will be two live stream broadcasts from the El Paso Convention Center this week

    2015USBCOCMarvSargent.jpgMarv Sargent (pictured left) of Temecula, California, has been one of the best doubles partners in recent history at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, but he was able to find individual success this week as he rolled the sixth perfect game of the 2015 event.

    The 56-year-old right-hander rolled 12 consecutive strikes between games of 189 and 196 for a 685 singles series May 17 at the El Paso Convention Center. Ronnie Sparks Jr. of Redford, Michigan, leads Regular Singles with 793.

    Sargent started his day with a 687 set, helping him and Marc Scherlis into 13th place in Regular Doubles with a 1,336 total. Anthony Simonson of Princeton, Texas, and Mark Sleeper Jr. of Kaufman, Texas, lead with 1,409.

    Since 2011, Sargent and Scherlis have been a mainstay near the top of the doubles standings, recording three top-15 finishes, with a best showing of fifth in 2011. Including their performance in 2015, Sargent has averaged more than 237 in doubles since 2011, while Scherlis has come in just under 225.

     


    Florida bowler joins 50-year club at El Paso Convention Center


    2015USBCOCSkipHintz.jpgSkip Hintz (pictured left) of Punta Gorda, Florida, became the 10th of 12 bowlers scheduled to join the 50-year club at the 2015 USBC Open Championships on May 12 and was able to celebrate the milestone alongside family and friends.

    2015USBCOCJohnJanawicz.jpgThe 70-year-old right-hander was joined on the lanes by his son, Chris Hintz, and daughters, Charlene Harmon and Corrine Ham. Three-time Open Championships titlist John Janawicz also made the trip to see Hintz take his place in tournament history.

    Hintz invited Janawicz (right) to bowl his first Open Championships in 1991 and was able to witness Janawicz's breakout performance at the 2004 event as he fired a then-record 858 series on his way to the Regular Singles and Regular All-Events titles.

    Hintz made his Open Championships debut at the 1965 event in St. Paul, Minnesota. In his 50th appearance, Hintz only bowled in the team event and rolled a 358 series, bringing his lifetime pinfall total to 80,431 for a career average of 186.1.

     


    A look ahead


    2013PBA50AmletoMonacelli2.jpg2013PBA50BobLearn.jpgThere will be two live stream broadcasts from the 2015 USBC Open Championships this week.

    The first will feature USBC and PBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli (left) and five-time PBA Tour titlist Bob Learn Jr. (right) on May 21 at 7 p.m. EDT. They will be showcased during their team event at the El Paso Convention Center.

    The second broadcast will include Jeff Fehr and his talented teammates during doubles and singles May 23 at 3 p.m. Eastern. The group is expected to include PBA champions Brian Kretzer and Mike Wolfe, along with two-time Open Championships titlist Ken Abner.

    Another participation milestone will be hit as well as Edward Rehnberg of Jupiter, Florida, joins the 50-year club on May 23.

     


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    2015 USBC Open Championships - Regular Division


    Top 10 division leaders with hometown and pinfall

    Team
    1, Team NABR (Adam Barta, Scott Pohl, Brian Waliczek, Mike Rose Jr., Rob Gotchall), West Henrietta, N.Y., 3,368. 2, Junior Team USA Support 1, Las Vegas, 3,359. 3, Linds Lakers 1, Brooklyn Park, Minn., 3,297. 4, Fran's Pro Shop-Maple Lanes, Waterloo, Iowa, 3,236. 5, Hashtag Team Dole, Cleveland, 3,231. 6, Bowling With Leverage Pro Shop, Peoria, Ariz., 3,211. 7, Calumet College of St. Joseph, Whiting, Ind., 3,195. 8(tie), Orham Inc., Bozeman, Mont., and Cambridge 2, O'Fallon, Ill., 3,184. 10, Coach K Scholarship, Pleasant View, Utah, 3,178.

    Doubles
    1, Anthony Simonsen, Princeton, Texas/Mark Sleeper Jr., Kaufman, Texas, 1,409. 2, Matt McNiel, Prior Lake, Minn./Charles Vashaw, Deephaven, Minn., 1,403. 3, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J./Brian O'Mara, Rochester, N.Y., 1,376. 4, Tom Woodworth/Jeremy Sonnenfeld, Sioux Falls, S.D., 1,372. 5, James Hansen, Anchorage, Alaska/Ron Mohr, North Las Vegas, 1,370. 6, Phil Karwoski Jr./Phil Karwoski Sr., Lake Worth, Fla., 1,357. 7(tie), Rich Abboud, Omaha, Neb./Jeff Nimke, Oshkosh, Wis., and Tony Manna, Papillion, Neb./Dave Axon, Bellevue, Neb., 1,352. 9, Marc McDowell, Monona, Wis./Mike Shady, Girard, Pa., 1,340. 10, Michael McCormick, Brookston, Ind./Steve Hartman, West Lafayette, Ind., 1,338.

    Singles
    1, Ronnie Sparks Jr., Redford, Mich., 793. 2, Scott Endersbe, Waite Park, Minn., 785. 3, Chad Oachs, Mankato, Minn., 772. 4, Matthew Tuckfield, Orlando, Fla., 771. 5, Jason Tom, Mechanicsburg, Ohio, 770. 6, Cassidy Schaub, Lucas, Ohio, 767. 7(tie), Matt McNiel, Prior Lake, Minn., and Andre Parker, South Holland, Ill., 765. 9, Darrell Guertin, Shrewsbury, Mass., 762. 10, Ron Nelson Jr., Bridgeview, Ill., 761.

    All-Events
    1, Matt McNiel, Prior Lake, Minn., 2,226. 2, Rob Gotchall, Clarksville, Tenn., 2,181. 3, Chad Maas, Waukesha, Wis., 2,152. 4, Shawn Naumann, Orlando, Fla., 2,135. 5, Ronnie Sparks Jr., Redford, Mich., 2,118. 6, Ron Nelson Jr., Bridgeview, Ill., 2,100. 7, Erik Vermilyea, Las Vegas, 2,083. 8, Steve Hartman, West Lafayette, Ind., 2,074. 9(tie), Matt Smallin, Glenburn, N.D., and Jason Tom, Mechanicsburg, Ohio, 2,062.

    Team All-Events
    1, Junior Team USA Support 1 (Matthew Tuckfield, Anthony LaCaze, Steve Novak, Jeffrey Mersch, Erik Vermilyea), Las Vegas, 10,064. 2, Team NABR, West Henrietta, N.Y., 9,886. 3, Train Wreck, Castle Rock, Colo., 9,749. 4, The 11thFrame.com 1, Oregon, Wis., 9,738. 5, HornswogglerS, Staten Island, N.Y., 9,710. 6, Motion Plus, Greenfield, Wis., 9,669. 7, KT Tape Bowling, Sanford, Mich., 9,651. 8, Linds Lakers 1, Brooklyn Park, Minn., 9,614. 9, S.B.I., Oregon, Wis., 9,584. 10, Cambridge 1, O'Fallon, Ill., 9,500.

     


    2015 USBC Open Championships - Classified Division


    Top 10 division leaders with hometown and pinfall

    Team
    1, Scotty's 3 (Brady Erdmann, Jed Lye, Marshall Lagred, Tyler Grabow, Alan Iverson), Alexandria, Minn., 2,676. 2, Scotty's 4, Alexandria, Minn., 2,646. 3, Rails Bar and Grill, Eagle Grove, Iowa, 2,597. 4, Persinger and Company, Selma, Va., 2,574. 5, T-Rays, Jamestown, N.D., 2,533. 6, Lani Ohana, Kaneohe, Hawaii, 2,532. 7, Lake Country Rollers 2, Clarissa, Minn., 2,530. 8, Scotty's 1, Alexandria, Minn., 2,527. 9, Minnesota Select Sires 1, Fergus Falls, Minn., 2,526. 10, Team Bazinga, Las Vegas, 2,510.

    Doubles
    1, Mike Heck, Browns Valley, Minn./Darin Ziemer, Fargo, N.D., 1,161. 2, Donald Holtz, Hutchinson, Minn./Gary Holtz, Litchfield, Minn., 1,153. 3, Brian Rozman/Bob Godden, Las Vegas, 1,134. 4, Ryan Burmester/David Burmester, Hampton, Iowa, 1,126. 5, Courtney Johnston/Eric Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 1,116. 6, Bruce Huikko, South Haven Minn./Leslie Huikko, Buffalo, Minn., 1,115. 7, Sterling Minke Jr., Columbus, Ohio/Sterling Minke Sr., Englewood, Fla., 1,111. 8, Cecilia Lung/Joseph Lung, Monterey Park, Calif., 1,106. 9, Michael Thielen/Darrell Pedersen, Eagle Grove, Iowa, 1,105. 10(tie) Sharon Nelson, Mesa, Ariz./Missy Price, Harrisburg, S.D., and Lien Economidas, San Ramon, Calif./Jeffrey LeeMars, Fremont, Calif., 1,100.

    Singles
    1, Dave Berky, Ely, Nev., 642. 2, Marshal Lagred, Starbuck, Minn., 636. 3, Jim Conkle, Pentwater, Mich., 628. 4, Donald Holtz, Hutchinson, Minn., 620. 5(tie), Michael Thielen, Eagle Grove, Iowa, and Jack Berrier, Bascom, Ohio, 610. 7, Billy Dedek, Amarillo, Texas, 605. 8, Jere Goff, Ormond Beach, Fla., 603. 9, Mark Bearman, Webster, S.D., 601. 10, Steven Gentzler, East Berlin, Pa., 600.

    All-Events
    1, Marshal Lagred, Starbuck, Minn., 1,734. 2, Michael Thielen, Eagle Grove, Iowa, 1,712. 3, Dave Berky, Ely, Nev., 1,706. 4, Darrell Pedersen, Eagle Grove, Iowa, 1,689. 5, Shea Branch, Dallas, 1,687. 6, Randy Miskovic, Lansing, Ill., 1,669. 7, Donald Holtz, Hutchinson, Minn., 1,663. 8, Joseph Whittaker, Provo, Utah, 1,660. 9, Bryan Herald, Chapman, Neb., 1,659. 10, Nathan Erickson, Melrose, Minn., 1,657.