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Bowling Evolved adds ace Paula Vidad to its staff

Paula Vidad won her second straight Senior Women's U.S. Open bowling tournament last month.

Bowling superstar and 2014 Senior Women’s U.S. Open champion Paula Vidad has joined the staff of Bowling Evolved, co-host Dustin Markowitz said Monday.

The Bowling Evolved website provides lively podcast discussions about various bowling topics. It was launched in July 2012 by Whittier-born Markowitz and pro bowler Eric Forkel of Henderson, Nev., a Van Nuys High graduate.

Bowling Evolved halted operations in February because of time constraints and budgetary problems but will be returning next month with vodcasts – or video broadcasts that are carried over the Internet. Bowling Evolved is based in Laughlin, Nev.

“Frankly, I’m honored and privileged to have Paula as a member of Bowling Evolved,” Markowitz said. “She brings such a positive light to bowling.”

Vidad, who lives in Sun City, Calif., is the general managing partner of Revolutions Barstow Bowl. The 54-year-old Vidad claimed her second straight Senior Women’s U.S. Open championship last month by scoring a 234-210 victory over United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Tish Johnson in the finals.

Vidad, a right-hander, also won the USBC Senior Queens championship in 2011. She is a California State bowling hall of famer and founder of the Women’s Bowling Alliance.

Markowitz said Vidad will be representing Bowling Evolved and will offer assistance to the shows. Additionally, she will appear on the first round of Bowling Evolved tapings in September.

“I am looking forward to kicking off the new video bowling show,” Vidad said. “[It] will be a pleasure working with Dustin, Eric and staff to help educate bowlers and further our sport. Bowling is in our blood and we want others to find the love and passion this game/sport offers all ages.”

Vidad, who hails from Inglewood, holds the USBC record for most perfect games in a tournament – three (in 28 games) that she bowled in the 1998 Western Women’s Professional Bowlers tournament.

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