11th Frame 04.24.18
By BILL RYAN
Pam West is champion survivor; Wood County Insurance & Easy Street win league titles
Surviving the Game
Pam West of the Ladies Major League was crowned the champion survivor as the season-long inter-league competition at Al-Mar Lanes ended last week. West was among the five finalists from the original 100-plus entrants. In the critical final week she bowled 111 pins over average to win the $230 first-place prize.
Another Pam and another Ladies Major League member took second, Pam Simon was 49 pins over her average. Simon took home $95. Third place and $50 went to Jeff Ott who was 25 pins over average in his final week in the American League.
In fourth place was Mike Flora of the Eagles league was 2 pins over his Eagles League average and earned $30. Fifth place went to Marcos Zamudio, also of the American League, who was 18 pins under average in the final week. He earned $20.
League champions crowned
Both the Elks and the Eagles leagues crowned their champions last week.
In the Elks League Wood County Insurance, which won the East division defeated West division champion Bob Lee Insurance, 3-1 in the best of five Baker championship playoff. Scores were 262-209; 206-242; 202-194l and 242-218 with handicap. Champion team members are Dave Friedley, Dawn Poirier, John Emmerich, Chris Conner and Billy Malik.
Gary Wachter finished with the high league average at 219.10 followed by Matt Truman at 212.59, 59; while Mallory Fritz had the women’s high average at 194.56. Lucas Jenne had the high scratch series of 774, with Matt Truman rolling a 770 and Wachter a 757. Both Truman and Wachter recorded 300 games during the season. Fritz had the women’s high series of 694, with Same Wiley close behind at 671. Wiley had a 268 game and Fritz, a 265.
In the Eagles League Easy Street, the West division champion defeated East division winners Rosenboom, also by a 3-1 margin. They won the league’s Baker game final 225-201, 260-237, 196-267 and 228-197
The championship team members were George Knauss, Brick Burnell, Wally Fraker, Sarah Stretchberry and Jeff Goldsmith.
Ron Steinman Jr. recorded the league’s high average at 224.31, followed by Michael Wachter at 218.47. Roy Naugle Sr. recorded the high series of 765, followed by Rod Roth at 762. Both Steinman and Wachter each shot a 750 set. Ryan Allgire and Wachter each bowled a perfect 300 game in the league.
- The every-other week Jack & Jill League has also finished its season with A Spit Happens winning with an 84-28 record. Champion team members were Robin and Kirk Starkey and Nancy and Richard Campbell.
Kirk Starkey had the season high series of 732, high game of 279, along with the leagues high average of 213.60. Gene Van de Velde shot a 691 and Justin Hawkins a 266 game. Nancy Campbell had the women’s high series of 571; while Robin Starkey had the high game of 269 and average of 193.27 for the women.
Baker qualifying continues
There is still time to qualify for the Baker Qualifier which awards the champion of the in-house qualifiers an entry into the district finals where the champion will win $1,000. Contact Al-Mar for lane availability. The entry fee is only $10 per team.
Year-end tourneys near
This Friday starts the Year-end tournaments for league games at Al-Mar. The 9-Pot tourney kicks it off on Friday at 6 p.m. On Tuesday, May 1, it will be the Bingo tournament; followed by the Bracket event on Wednesday May 2; with the Poker tournament held on Thursday, May 3. Start times are 6 p.m. for each tournament.
The cost will vary for each bowler based upon discounts offered for each week or bracket entered by a bowler during the season.
- Spring leagues are now forming.
- Youth bowlers can still register for the annual Kids Bowl Free summer program.
In ongoing leagues
Just one adult and two after-school leagues are still ongoing.
- In the Ladies Major League, the playoffs are beginning as Marsh and Marsh won the final third in Division 1; while Groom Room edged Easy Street Cafe for the Division 2 final third win.
Leah Jenne led all bowlers last week with her 616 series, despite not having one of the top five games of the night. Betty Jackson and Pancha Melendrez each bowled a 232 game; Susan Harris, a 231, Pam West, 226 and Sandy Naugle, a 220. Melendrez totaled 588, Naugle, 586; Anita Dilsaver had a 578 and Carrie Derr, 575.
- In the after-school leagues Teams 9 and 7 are atop the standings with 77 and 74, wins, respectively in the Monday league. Conner Main was high with his 178 game and 324, two-game set, followed by Draven Kennedy 2i5h 163 and 288, to lead the boys. For the girls, Maggie Landry had the high game of 150. Paige Wulff had the high total of 271 including her 146 game. Shiann Springer had a 240 total for the girls.
- The Tuesday after school league finds teams 2 and 4 each tied with 44 wins at the top of the standings. Last week’s high bowler Aiden Rohleder with at1 for 287 who tied Chris Bullis with his 144 for 287. Anthony Cicigoi was close behind with 143 for 282. For the girls Megan Cicigoi had a 276 set with her 147 game; Isabella Calderon had 149 for 264; while Emily Lantz tied Isabella with a 149 in her 259 total.