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Date: 27 Feb 2005 13:29:09
From: D K
Subject: 2005 ABC tournament early top 10 lists
For a few years now I have posted the top 10s unregularly throughout the
tournament. The tournament started on January 12th and runs to
Independence day this year. There are 13,222 teams participating,
including those of us from TI going in a couple of weeks.
The top 5 in singles (regular and classified) can be had on the front
page for the tournament at:
http://www.bowl.com/tournaments/abc/National/main.aspx

Also available: Tournament history, including a look up feature. Don't
believe your buddy shot 498 in team and 677 in singles in 2000? Look it
up! It does only seem to go back to 1998 however...

http://lss.bowl.com/templates/abc/common/results/form.html

Also: lane condition graphs, pix of the opening ceremonies, travel info,
links to the BJ, Baton Rouge stuff, future host cites (through 2011), a
forum section on which someone is posting restaurant reviews (YAY!), and
web cams of the action (some still under construction).

BTW - did anyone on here use the ABC/UPS ball shipping feature last
year? How did it work out?

And now, on to the scores!


2005 ABC Championships
Regular Singles Standings

Rank Name Games Home Town Total
1 Clay Rees 235,268,278 Riverton,UT 781
2 Steve Stalter 257,234,268 Tucson,AZ 759
3 Chad Pierce 224,225,279 Flowery Branch,GA 728
4 Ralph Solan 241,237,247 Farr West,UT 725
5 John Gardner 244,231,242 Birmingham,AL 717
6 Jessie Bowersock 194,255,266 Sterling Hgts,MI 715
7 Keith Kolozsi 244,235,228 Las Vegas,NV 707
8 Chris Schultz 265,206,235 Dubuque,IA 706
9 Bruce Henry 177,257,267 Houma,LA 701
9 Steve Tatge 244,243,214 Janesville,WI 701
11 David Ozio 215,226,258 Beaumont,TX 699
.
.
.
100th 5 tied with 647

Regular Doubles Standings

Rank Name Games Home Town Total
1 Scott Hartnell 236,246,226 Kenosha,WI 1352
1 Jim Jaryszak 204,193,247 Sturtevant,WI
2 Randall Buda 225,222,255 Helotes,TX 1334
2 James Fugitt 258,182,192 De Soto,TX
3 Tony Melendez 224,234,183 Houston,TX 1327
3 Joey Amadeo 247,215,224 Ponchatoula,LA
4 Eric Bramble 176,212,257 Muscatine,IA 1316
4 Tyson Freyermuth 235,194,242 Illinois City,IL
5 Chad Tisdale 220,255,217 Fayetteville,AR 1309
5 Wade Hartman 191,210,216 Lowell,AR
6 Roger Wiemer 171,233,244 Springfield,MO 1302
6 Greg Shields 187,231,236 Springfield,MO
7 Sid Pagart 197,215,221 Slidell,LA 1300
7 Jeff Chighizola 241,213,213 Slidell,LA
8 Michael Johnson 241,245,205 Green Bay,WI 1299
8 Jeffrey Graunke 184,224,200 Summerfield,FL
9 Robert White 175,198,221 St Charles,MO 1298
9 Mike Wedemeier 207,259,238 O' Fallon,MO
10 Matt Gilman 225,243,225 Davie,FL 1293
10 Tom Mariani 183,212,205 Hallandale,FL
.
.
.
74th 3 tied with 1208

Regular Team Standings

Rank Name Games Home Town Total
1 Rossi Lanes 3143
2 Highland Lanes #2 3020
3 Raton Desierto 3014
4 Macanudos 3008
5 Tangi Pro Shop 2986
6 Jack & Jill Lanes #4 2979
7 Hamtram.com #6 2973
8 Scotts Pro Shop #1 2969
9 Precision Fit Pro Shop 2959
10 Hewitt's Hurricanes 2914
.
.
.
98th 4 tied with 2744

--
Solitaire, like any card game
requires a good hand - Buzz Burbank






 
Date: 28 Feb 2005 05:42:07
From: Mark
Subject: Re: 2005 ABC tournament early top 10 lists

D K wrote:
> For a few years now I have posted the top 10s unregularly throughout
the
> tournament.

Keep it up, it's fun to follow this event.

> Rank Name Games Home Town Total
> 1 Clay Rees 235,268,278 Riverton,UT 781
> 4 Ralph Solan 241,237,247 Farr West,UT 725

Lots of familiar names from the early weeks. Ralph is a Storm sales
rep, very good regional player (PBA), and an overall cool dude. Clay is
a young fellow who bowled for the University of Utah when I was there
as a graduate student (early 1990s or so). He loves bowling and owns a
pro-shop in Salt Lake City. He had a good shot at 300-800 in singles
but apparently chucked a bad one when he needed it and came up a bit
short. It's always nice to see good guys posting some decent scores.

--Mark



 
Date: 27 Feb 2005 14:50:44
From: Jeff Rife
Subject: Re: 2005 ABC tournament early top 10 lists
D K (david.kent@rochester.rr.com) wrote in alt.sport.bowling:
> BTW - did anyone on here use the ABC/UPS ball shipping feature last
> year? How did it work out?

I had no problems with it, and the price wasn't too bad, but I just checked
the balls coming back, because I didn't want to be without any balls
when I got back.

--
Jeff Rife


 
Date: 27 Feb 2005 08:51:07
From: Mudd Bug
Subject: Re: 2005 ABC tournament early top 10 lists

"D K" <david.kent@rochester.rr.com > wrote in message
news:4221CB18.EEF6C19E@rochester.rr.com...
> For a few years now I have posted the top 10s unregularly throughout the
> tournament. The tournament started on January 12th and runs to
> Independence day this year. There are 13,222 teams participating,
> including those of us from TI going in a couple of weeks.
> The top 5 in singles (regular and classified) can be had on the front
> page for the tournament at:
> http://www.bowl.com/tournaments/abc/National/main.aspx
>
> Also available: Tournament history, including a look up feature. Don't
> believe your buddy shot 498 in team and 677 in singles in 2000? Look it
> up! It does only seem to go back to 1998 however...
>
> http://lss.bowl.com/templates/abc/common/results/form.html
>
> Also: lane condition graphs, pix of the opening ceremonies, travel info,
> links to the BJ, Baton Rouge stuff, future host cites (through 2011), a
> forum section on which someone is posting restaurant reviews (YAY!), and
> web cams of the action (some still under construction).
>
BTW, the house where the BJ is being held is laying the BJ shot on all the
lanes.
Doing it three times a day, even the local leagues are playing on the shot.

I don't know if this is how it is every year but it gives a chance to
practice on the condition.


> BTW - did anyone on here use the ABC/UPS ball shipping feature last
> year? How did it work out?
>
> And now, on to the scores!
>
>
> 2005 ABC Championships
> Regular Singles Standings
>
> Rank Name Games Home Town Total
> 1 Clay Rees 235,268,278 Riverton,UT 781
> 2 Steve Stalter 257,234,268 Tucson,AZ 759
> 3 Chad Pierce 224,225,279 Flowery Branch,GA 728
> 4 Ralph Solan 241,237,247 Farr West,UT 725
> 5 John Gardner 244,231,242 Birmingham,AL 717
> 6 Jessie Bowersock 194,255,266 Sterling Hgts,MI 715
> 7 Keith Kolozsi 244,235,228 Las Vegas,NV 707
> 8 Chris Schultz 265,206,235 Dubuque,IA 706
> 9 Bruce Henry 177,257,267 Houma,LA 701
> 9 Steve Tatge 244,243,214 Janesville,WI 701
> 11 David Ozio 215,226,258 Beaumont,TX 699
> .
> .
> .
> 100th 5 tied with 647
>
> Regular Doubles Standings
>
> Rank Name Games Home Town Total
> 1 Scott Hartnell 236,246,226 Kenosha,WI 1352
> 1 Jim Jaryszak 204,193,247 Sturtevant,WI
> 2 Randall Buda 225,222,255 Helotes,TX 1334
> 2 James Fugitt 258,182,192 De Soto,TX
> 3 Tony Melendez 224,234,183 Houston,TX 1327
> 3 Joey Amadeo 247,215,224 Ponchatoula,LA
> 4 Eric Bramble 176,212,257 Muscatine,IA 1316
> 4 Tyson Freyermuth 235,194,242 Illinois City,IL
> 5 Chad Tisdale 220,255,217 Fayetteville,AR 1309
> 5 Wade Hartman 191,210,216 Lowell,AR
> 6 Roger Wiemer 171,233,244 Springfield,MO 1302
> 6 Greg Shields 187,231,236 Springfield,MO
> 7 Sid Pagart 197,215,221 Slidell,LA 1300
> 7 Jeff Chighizola 241,213,213 Slidell,LA
> 8 Michael Johnson 241,245,205 Green Bay,WI 1299
> 8 Jeffrey Graunke 184,224,200 Summerfield,FL
> 9 Robert White 175,198,221 St Charles,MO 1298
> 9 Mike Wedemeier 207,259,238 O' Fallon,MO
> 10 Matt Gilman 225,243,225 Davie,FL 1293
> 10 Tom Mariani 183,212,205 Hallandale,FL
> .
> .
> .
> 74th 3 tied with 1208
>
> Regular Team Standings
>
> Rank Name Games Home Town Total
> 1 Rossi Lanes 3143
> 2 Highland Lanes #2 3020
> 3 Raton Desierto 3014
> 4 Macanudos 3008
> 5 Tangi Pro Shop 2986
> 6 Jack & Jill Lanes #4 2979
> 7 Hamtram.com #6 2973
> 8 Scotts Pro Shop #1 2969
> 9 Precision Fit Pro Shop 2959
> 10 Hewitt's Hurricanes 2914
> .
> .
> .
> 98th 4 tied with 2744
>
> --
> Solitaire, like any card game
> requires a good hand - Buzz Burbank
>
>




  
Date: 27 Feb 2005 14:52:46
From: Jeff Rife
Subject: Re: 2005 ABC tournament early top 10 lists
Mudd Bug (muddbug@cox.net) wrote in alt.sport.bowling:
> BTW, the house where the BJ is being held is laying the BJ shot on all the
> lanes.
> Doing it three times a day, even the local leagues are playing on the shot.
>
> I don't know if this is how it is every year but it gives a chance to
> practice on the condition.

Hasn't it been a variation of a "house shot" for a few years? Last year
it was pretty much 15-25 were wet and everything else was dry, and there
was plenty of room once you found the breakpoint.

--
Jeff Rife


   
Date: 27 Feb 2005 16:19:50
From: Mudd Bug
Subject: Re: 2005 ABC tournament early top 10 lists

"Jeff Rife" <wevsr@nabs.net > wrote in message
news:MPG.1c8bef1e36defa35989bdc@news.nabs.net...
> Mudd Bug (muddbug@cox.net) wrote in alt.sport.bowling:
>> BTW, the house where the BJ is being held is laying the BJ shot on all
>> the
>> lanes.
>> Doing it three times a day, even the local leagues are playing on the
>> shot.
>>
>> I don't know if this is how it is every year but it gives a chance to
>> practice on the condition.
>
> Hasn't it been a variation of a "house shot" for a few years? Last year
> it was pretty much 15-25 were wet and everything else was dry, and there
> was plenty of room once you found the breakpoint.
>
I never bowled in the BJ so I don't know what the shot has been in the past.
But
this is not the house shot or any variation of it. The bowlers I talked with
say that it's
much harder that the normal house shot. When talking to the owner he said
it's just
easier to dress all the lanes the same. I'm going to give it a try in the
next week or two
to see for myself.

Anyway, the point I was making was that if you are going to bowl the BJ you
can open bowl
a few games knowing you are on the same condition as the tournament.

> --
> Jeff Rife


    
Date: 28 Feb 2005 06:00:20
From: Tony R Smith
Subject: Re: 2005 ABC tournament early top 10 lists
I haven't bowled it in the past three years, but I did the first two
years I bowled with TI... It sure wasn't a house shot back then! I was
very similar to the current Nationals shot. It played long and flat and
was a very over/under wet/dry condition... moderately heavy oil up front
with clean backends. Very similar to the Storm Challenge except that the
Storm Challenge had no backends at all! Compare that to the BTM which
was a perfect condition for throwing plastic and you had the Full Monty!
;-)

Mudd Bug wrote:

>"Jeff Rife" <wevsr@nabs.net> wrote in message
>news:MPG.1c8bef1e36defa35989bdc@news.nabs.net...
>
>
>>Mudd Bug (muddbug@cox.net) wrote in alt.sport.bowling:
>>
>>
>>>BTW, the house where the BJ is being held is laying the BJ shot on all
>>>the
>>>lanes.
>>>Doing it three times a day, even the local leagues are playing on the
>>>shot.
>>>
>>>I don't know if this is how it is every year but it gives a chance to
>>>practice on the condition.
>>>
>>>
>>Hasn't it been a variation of a "house shot" for a few years? Last year
>>it was pretty much 15-25 were wet and everything else was dry, and there
>>was plenty of room once you found the breakpoint.
>>
>>
>>
>I never bowled in the BJ so I don't know what the shot has been in the past.
>But
>this is not the house shot or any variation of it. The bowlers I talked with
>say that it's
>much harder that the normal house shot. When talking to the owner he said
>it's just
>easier to dress all the lanes the same. I'm going to give it a try in the
>next week or two
>to see for myself.
>
>Anyway, the point I was making was that if you are going to bowl the BJ you
>can open bowl
>a few games knowing you are on the same condition as the tournament.
>
>
>
>>--
>>Jeff Rife


     
Date: 28 Feb 2005 02:23:05
From: Jeff Rife
Subject: Re: 2005 ABC tournament early top 10 lists
Tony R Smith (tonyrsmith@myrealbox.com) wrote in alt.sport.bowling:
> I haven't bowled it in the past three years, but I did the first two
> years I bowled with TI... It sure wasn't a house shot back then! I was
> very similar to the current Nationals shot. It played long and flat and
> was a very over/under wet/dry condition... moderately heavy oil up front
> with clean backends.

Last year, anyway, the Bowlers Journal was on the same condition as the
40-frame, and it was basically a "house" shot. That's why I didn't bowl
in it...at that point, it's a carry contest.

--
Jeff Rife