Carmen Salvino Classic
ABOUT CARMEN SALVINO
Carmen Salvino (born November 23, 1933) is a professional ten-pin bowler and a founding member of the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA). Salvino won 17 PBA Tour titles – among them the 1962 PBA National Championship. He also won two PBA Senior Tour titles, including the 1984 Senior National Championship. The right-handed bowler was among the eight original inductees to the PBA Hall of Fame in 1975, and is also a member of the USBC Hall of Fame (inducted 1979), the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame (inducted 1985), the Illinois Sports Hall of Fame, and the Chicago Sports Hall of Fame.
I never really have enjoyed the scoring pace being very high. It’s not something I pride myself on, being one of those guys that strikes all the time. It’s always been a grind for me and it’s something I really take into consideration when we come out on tour. I think the lanes are supposed to be a little harder. This week they didn’t play that way. It is what it is, we’ll go on to the Masters and the USBC will do the lanes there and hopefully they’ll be a little more challenging and have a better result.
“The week was a little disappointing. I felt like I came in to the week bowling pretty good, but just never really got comfortable trying to get the ball going through the pins. Everything was very high scoring this week, there were a lot of ups and downs, but I just never got anything going for 6 or 7 games in a row like a lot of the people out there.”