The Centex Men’s Travel League was in Waco for their last competition, and from what I heard, it was not a fun time. Leading District 1 is Sparetime with a record of 15-9.

The District 2 leaders share a tie with Max Attack Pro Shop and Phantom Warrior Gunners with records of 15-9.

Next on the schedule is Phantom Warrior Lanes on Sunday.

Bill Vint, with PBA media relations, reported that six-time PBA Tour champion Dave D’Entremont of Middleburg Heights, Ohio, affectionately known as “Double D” during a nearly quarter-century career on tour, died Saturday at a Cleveland area hospital at the age of 52. Details regarding his death were not immediately available.

D’Entremont was a product of the PBA’s regional program, having honed his skills in PBA’s former Headquarters (now Central) Region, where he won 19 titles in addition to his six PBA Tour titles.

Probably his most cherished Tour win was his victory in the 1996 Brunswick World Tournament of Champions, where he came from the fifth qualifying spot to win his only major. He defeated Dave Arnold, 215-202, in the championship match.

“Dave was never controversial and controversy was something he avoided,” said long-time friend, PBA Hall of Famer Wayne Webb. “He just concentrated on the job he had to do, and as a result became a great bowler.

“I think the important things that people will remember about Dave were that he was very gracious, had a big heart and, in general, lived life to the fullest. He was always there to help me on tour.”

D’Entremont’s best year on tour was in 1995, when he won two titles and won the Harry Smith Point Leader Award. He won his first title in the 1992 Fresno Open, 10 years after becoming a PBA member. His last tour title came in the 2002 Wichita Open, which ended a five-year winless streak.

D’Entremont was a member of the Ohio State and Greater Cleveland Bowling Association halls of fame.

He is survived by his wife, Sylvia; mother, Mami; brother, Alan; nieces Marissa and Allie and nephew Michael.

The PBA announced, “As the 2012-13 Professional Bowlers Association season enters the homestretch with the PBA World Series of Bowling V at South Point Bowling Center in Las Vegas beginning Oct. 25, the PBA has unveiled a new broadcast team concept along with its ESPN telecast schedule for the balance of the year and the start of the new 2014 season.

Starting Sunday, Dec. 1, at noon, ESPN will televise seven two-hour events from WSOB V, beginning with the PBA Cheetah Championship and running consecutive Sundays through Jan. 12. In all, ESPN will air 36 hours of PBA action through April 13 — up from 29.5 hours in 2013 — as part of its new five-year agreement announced earlier this summer.

Redefining its coverage strategy, during WSOB V the PBA will utilize the same broadcast team across both its online streaming video service Xtra Frame and ESPN television platforms by featuring the primary duo of longtime ESPN analyst Randy Pedersen and play-by-play voice Mike Jakubowski. Jakubowski, who previously worked the PBA Summer Series on ESPN, has called the action on Xtra Frame for the past five years.

Pedersen, who will return to the ESPN booth for the 13th consecutive year in 2014, is also bowling in the World Series, which will provide both Xtra Frame and ESPN viewers with unique insight from the viewpoint of a competitor. The 13-time PBA Tour titlist and 2011 PBA Hall of Fame inductee made a successful return to PBA competition in 2013 after a seven-year, injury-plagued absence, winning the first tournament he entered as a PBA50 Tour competitor.

Joining the ESPN broadcast team will be former Miss USA Kimberly Pressler as sideline reporter. It will be Pressler’s fourth PBA World Series of Bowling.

Michael Haugen captured the Southwest PBA Region Austin Open and took home the $2,500 first place money.

Local bowlers Eric Odette and Josh Maxson finished 30th and 37th, respectively.

On Friday, they will be in Conroe.

See you on the lanes.

Don Wright has been sharing insights on area/national bowling with Herald readers for more than 25 years. Contact him at

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