David Walsh: Huntington 500 Club awards champions of city tournament
Cyndy Burns, Summer Malone and Betty Hardwick won titles last Sunday in the Huntington 500 Club's City Tournament at Colonial Lanes.
Burns and Malone shot 1,337 to win doubles. Hardwick posted 661 to win singles by a pin over Burns.
Donna Walters and Judy Swann shot 1,293 to finish second in doubles followed by Kathy Edwards and Hardwick with 1,286 and Ashley Gilbert and Lori Henson with 1,258.
Lileth Lawson took third in singles with 647 followed by Gloria Cathell with 638, Donna Walters with 637 and Margie Motz with 630.
Special prizes went to Henson, Burns and Barbara O'Brien.
Thanks to secretary/treasurer Joan Hopkins sending in the report.
THEY'RE BACK: The popular Sport Lane Pattern scratch singles tournaments resume in April 7 at Colonial Lanes. There are some changes for the season.
Entry fee will be $40 ($25 going to the prize fund, a $5 increase and the remainder to lineage and expenses). Prices for things like lane conditioner and cleaner have increased.
The tournament lanes will go from 33-34 back to the smaller number lanes as needed.
Start time will now be noon.
There will be a few new patterns used, too.
Details available at www.coloniallaneswv.com.
MORE EXPOSURE: Professional bowling is going to get more exposure. The Professional Bowlers Association and CBS Sports Network have entered into a multi-year television agreement that features a series of five telecasts originating from the new GEICO PBA Summer Swing in Milwaukee in June.
The agreement, announced Tuesday by PBA CEO Geoff Reiss and Dan Weinberg, Senior Vice President, Programming, CBS Sports Network, includes five two-hour telecasts featuring stepladder finalists from four PBA Summer Swing events, and concludes with a GEICO PBA Summer King of the Swing special event featuring the top five competition points leaders from the Summer Swing events.
Summer Swing telecasts debut Tuesday, June 11 (7 p.m.) on CBS Sports Network and continue for five consecutive Tuesdays at the same time.
"We're excited to partner with the PBA and showcase the world's best bowlers," Weinberg told Bill Vint of pbatour.com. "The PBA has a storied history and an established fan base and we're pleased to add it to our extensive lineup of event programming."
The GEICO PBA Summer Swing is a new series of PBA Tour events which will be contested on three new "animal pattern" lane conditions that will debut in Milwaukee. The qualifying segments of the PBA Badger Open, PBA Wolf Open and PBA Bear Open will be hosted by three different Milwaukee area bowling centers (AMF Waukesha, AMF West and AMF Bowlero) between May 19-30. The cumulative pinfall totals from the three animal pattern events will qualify players for the Milwaukee Open, the fourth event in the series, and the GEICO PBA Summer King of the Swing will feature the top five points leaders based on the four previous events.
CBS Sports Network, the 24-hour home of CBS Sports, is available to 100 million homes nationwide through local cable, video and telco providers including Verizon FiOS (Channel 94) and AT&T U-Verse (Channel 643, 1643 in HD) and via satellite on DirecTV (Channel 613) and Dish Network (Channel 158).
Pro bowling also gets exposure on ESPN.
David Walsh is a reporter for The Herald-Dispatch. Contact him at 304-526-2759 or dwalsh@herald- dispatch.com.