The Richmond Register


April 27, 2009

Jones Jr. joins 700 club at Galaxy


The bowling includes competition for both sanctioned bowlers and open divisions for age groups from age 8 to 55 and up. The bowling is scheduled for July 25 and 26. Go to for information and registration forms.

There will also be bowling for special needs persons on July 18 and 19.

National bowling news

Emma Hendrickson of Morris Plains, N.J., made history at the 2009 USBC women’s championships in Reno, Nev., last week. She became the oldest participant in tournament history at age 100.

It was Hendrickson’s 50th-consecutive appearance in the national championship tournament.

Malone, age 81, was hoping to be the 11th bowler to reach the 100,000-pins mark in Open Championships, but he fell just 10 pins short at 99,990.

Bowling on TV

There has been some interesting bowling competition on television during the past few weeks.

The final PBA tournament of the season was the PBA Open, which attracted 415 entries. Mike Scroggins defeated Norm Duke in the final match and took home the trophy and $100,000 first-place money.

A couple weeks ago, Jason Belmonte, the Australian bowler who rolls the ball with two hands, qualified for the Sunday show and won the $25,000 first-place money.

Belmonte does not insert his thumb into the ball, but he does insert two fingers of his right hand and holds his left hand on the front and bottom of the ball. Delivering the ball this way allows him to give the ball more revolutions. He started using this delivery when he was too small to hold the ball with one hand and he has continued to use this method with great success.

Local bowlers use a great variety of approaches and styles of delivering the ball, but there are no local bowlers who use a two-handed delivery at present. One bowler used this method to bowl a 300 game in a local no-tap tournament two years ago, but he has moved out of the area. Only three of his 12 strikes were no-tap strikes (nine pins on the first ball of the frame).

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