Talented group cracks top 10 at 2015 USBC Open Championships


    United States

    Two live stream broadcasts from El Paso Convention Center this week



    2015USBCOLodgeLanesToo.jpgUSBC Hall of Famer John Gaines of Orlando, Florida, has worked hard as a team captain to assemble a talented four-team group (pictured above) that definitely left its mark this week at the 2015 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships in El Paso, Texas.

    Two of the teams cracked the top 10 in Regular Team on June 9 as Lodge Lanes Too (left) cruised into fourth place with a 3,280 total, and Lodge Lanes Kids moved into a tie for sixth place with 3,231. Team NABR of West Henrietta, New York, leads with 3,368.

    2015USBCOCJohnJanawicz.jpgThree-time USBC Open Championships titlist John Janawicz (right) led the way for Lodge Lanes Too with a 710 series and was followed by USBC Hall of Famer Norm Duke (705), 2013 Regular Team champions Vernon Peterson (637) and Mitch Jabczenski (629) and Jeff Ussery (599).

    2014PBACentralAaronLorincz.jpgFormer collegiate standout Aaron Lorincz (left) set the pace for Lodge Lanes Kids with 695 and was joined by Matt Gilman (684), 2014 Regular Singles runner-up Jon Trzcinski (643), 2013 Regular Team champion Scott Newell (627) and Shawn Lee (582).

    The two teams returned to the lanes at the El Paso Convention Center on June 10 to also find their way into the top 10 in Team All-Events, settling into third and seventh place.

    2015USBCOLodgeLanesKids.jpgIn the nine-game marathon, it was Lodge Lanes Kids (right) pulling ahead with a 9,807 total. Gilman led the effort with a 2,049 all-events effort, and he was joined by Lorincz (2,034), Trzcinski (1,977), Newell (1,960) and Lee (1,787).

    Lodge Lanes Too finished the 2015 campaign with 9,670, led by Duke, who moved into seventh place in Regular All-Events with 2,088. He was followed by Peterson (1,990), Janawicz (1,947), Ussery (1,826) and Jabczenski (1,819).

    Junior Team USA Support 1 of Las Vegas leads Team All-Events this year with 10,064.


    A look ahead

    2014BowlTVLogo_small.jpgThere will be two live stream broadcasts from the lanes at the El Paso Convention Center this week.

    The first will feature Higgy's Crew of Westerville, Ohio, which finished sixth in Team All-Events in 2013 and ninth last year. The group will hit the lanes for three games of team competition June 18 at 7 p.m. Eastern.

    On June 23 at 7 p.m. Eastern, BowlTV and USBC Open Championships fans will see something unique as twin standouts Mike and Mark Scroggins of Amarillo, Texas, lead a group of 10 left-handers onto the championship lanes.


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    2015 USBC Open Championships - Regular Division

    Top 10 division leaders with hometown and pinfall; changes highlighted in yellow

    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, Lodge Lanes Too, Orlando, Fla., 3,280. 5, Fran's Pro Shop-Maple Lanes, Waterloo, Iowa, 3,236. 6(tie), Hashtag Team Dole, Cleveland, and Lodge Lanes Kids, Orlando, Fla., 3,231. 8, Bowling With Leverage Pro Shop, Peoria, Ariz., 3,211. 9, Calumet College of St. Joseph, Whiting, Ind., 3,195. 10, Storm - Cincinnati, Cincinnati, 3,191.

    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, Brent Bowers, Wichita, Kan./Kris Prather, Milton, Fla., 1,395. 4, Ryan Kretchmer, Rochester, N.Y./Mark D'Angelo, Elmira, N.Y., 1,384. 5, Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J./Brian O'Mara, Rochester, N.Y., 1,376. 6, Tom Woodworth/Jeremy Sonnenfeld, Sioux Falls, S.D., 1,372. 7, James Hansen, Anchorage, Alaska/Ron Mohr, North Las Vegas, Nev., 1,370. 8, Phil Karwoski Jr./Phil Karwoski Sr., Lake Worth, Fla., 1,357. 9(tie), Rich Abboud, Omaha, Neb./Jeff Nimke, Oshkosh, Wis., and Tony Manna, Papillion, Neb./Dave Axon, Bellevue, Neb., and Lonnie Waliczek/Justin Hromek, Wichita, Kan., 1,352.

    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, Robby Porter, Rancho Cordova, Calif., 768. 7, Cassidy Schaub, Lucas, Ohio, 767. 8(tie), Matt McNiel, Prior Lake, Minn., and Andre Parker, South Holland, Ill., 765. 10, Darrell Guertin, Shrewsbury, Mass., 762.

    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, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 2,088. 8, Erik Vermilyea, Las Vegas, 2,083. 9, Steve Hartman, West Lafayette, Ind., 2,074. 10(tie), Matt Smallin, Glenburn, N.D., Rick Thomas, Willowbrook, Ill., 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, Lodge Lanes Kids, Orlando, Fla., 9,807. 4, Train Wreck, Castle Rock, Colo., 9,749. 5, The 11thFrame.com 1, Oregon, Wis., 9,738. 6, HornswogglerS, Staten Island, N.Y., 9,710. 7, Lodge Lanes Too, Orlando, Fla., 9,670. 8, Motion Plus, Greenfield, Wis., 9,669. 9, KT Tape Bowling, Sanford, Mich., 9,651. 10, Linds Lakers 1, Brooklyn Park, Minn., 9,614.


    2015 USBC Open Championships - Classified Division

    Top 10 division leaders with hometown and pinfall; changes highlighted in yellow

    1, Scotty's 3 (Brady Erdmann, Jed Lye, Marshall Lagred, Tyler Grabow, Alan Iverson), Alexandria, Minn., 2,676. 2, Ken's Old West, Page, Ariz., 2,653. 3(tie), Bermuda Onions 4, St. George, Bermuda, and Scotty's 4, Alexandria, Minn., 2,646. 5, Rails Bar and Grill, Eagle Grove, Iowa, 2,597. 6, Persinger and Company, Selma, Va., 2,574. 7, T-Rays, Jamestown, N.D., 2,533. 8, Lani Ohana, Kaneohe, Hawaii, 2,532. 9, Lake Country Rollers 2, Clarissa, Minn., 2,530. 10, Hall of Fame Lanes 2, Versailles, Ind., 2,529.

    1, Vicky Pollard/Jamie Pollard, Versailles, Ind., 1,162. 2, Mike Heck, Browns Valley, Minn./Darin Ziemer, Fargo, N.D., 1,161. 3, Donald Holtz, Hutchinson, Minn./Gary Holtz, Litchfield, Minn., 1,153. 4, Brian Rozman/Bob Godden, Las Vegas, 1,134. 5, Ryan Burmester/David Burmester, Hampton, Iowa, 1,126. 6, Melvin Reynolds/Robert Reynolds, Nevada, Mo., 1,118. 7, Courtney Johnston/Eric Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 1,116. 8, Bruce Huikko, South Haven Minn./Leslie Huikko, Buffalo, Minn., 1,115. 9, Sterling Minke Jr., Columbus, Ohio/Sterling Minke Sr., Englewood, Fla., 1,111. 10, Cecilia Lung/Joseph Lung, Monterey Park, Calif., 1,106.

    1(tie), Dave Berky, Ely, Nev., and Patty Turner, Oak Lawn, Ill., 642. 3, Marshal Lagred, Starbuck, Minn., 636. 4, Jim Conkle, Pentwater, Mich., 628. 5, Donald Holtz, Hutchinson, Minn., 620. 6, Russell Eyerman, Kingwood, Texas, 615. 7(tie), Michael Thielen, Eagle Grove, Iowa, and Jack Berrier, Bascom, Ohio, 610. 9, Hal Krehbiel, McPherson, Kan., 609. 10, Billy Dedek, Amarillo, Texas, 605.

    1, Marshal Lagred, Starbuck, Minn., 1,734. 2, Michael Thielen, Eagle Grove, Iowa, 1,712. 3(tie), Dave Berky, Ely, Nev., and Tony Gannan, Chillicothe, Md., and Patty Turner, Oak Lawn, Ill, 1,706. 6, Peter Eisele, Leigh Acres, Fla., 1,698. 7, Robert Abramson, Eagle Grove, Iowa, 1,697. 8, Darrell Pedersen, Eagle Grove, Iowa, 1,689. 9, Shea Branch, Dallas, 1,687. 10, Jarad Beckman, Henderson, Nev., 1,682.