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USBC Announces Sports Writing Awards

19 May, 2013


The winners in two categories of the 2012 United States Bowling Congress Writing Competition have been selected.

The 61st annual writing competition, which drew nearly 70 submissions, consisted of a News/Feature category and an Editorial category. Three winners were selected in each category and each winner will receive a certificate and a paid one-year membership in the International Bowling Media Association.

In the News/Feature category, for non-fiction stories concerning any individual, facility, equipment or organization related to tenpin bowling involvement, or coverage of a bowling tournament or event, the winners are:

Bob Johnson, Bowlers Journal International, for his coverage of Bowling's U.S. Women's Open

Thomas Madrecki, Bowlers Journal International, for his feature on USBC Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli

Bill Vint, Bowlers Journal International, for his article on bowling legend Don Carter

In the Editorial category, for any opinion expressed in the media concerning a tenpin bowling-related subject, the winners are:

Keith Hamilton, Bowlers Journal International, for his article on Pete Weber and "Q" ratings

Fran Piraino, CNY Striker, for her tribute to Syracuse Bowling Hall of Famer Marty Piraino

Lyle Zikes, Bowlers Journal International, on the 2012 Bowling's U.S. Women's Open finals

To be eligible, articles must have been published between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2012.

About the United States Bowling Congress: The United States Bowling Congress serves as the national governing body for the sport. USBC is a membership organization that provides standardized rules, regulations and benefits to make bowling fair and fun for everyone. The interactive home of USBC is BOWL.com. Go to twitter.com/USBC for the fastest USBC headlines.

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