Bowlers gearing up for Zone ‘S’ qualifier
It is that time of year again – the Zone ‘S’ qualifier for the Ontario Open 5 Pin Bowling provincial championships in Ottawa on Easter weekend of 2019.
Victoria Bowl, Kitchener was the site this past Sunday for the first block of 10 games for Open qualifiers and five games for Senior Open bowlers. The long distance for the provincials this year could be a reason for several local bowlers to not enter. We have five ladies bowling in a field of 15, and four of them are in the top nine positions despite a rocky start by a few.
Leasa Kendry-Schneider is currently in second place with a 10-game total of 2,498, Karly Horn is sitting fifth with 2,277, Caylie Butcher is close behind in seventh with 2,252, and Tisha VonWitzenhausen is in 13th place with 2,040.
David Cassidy is sitting in 24th in the Men’s Division with 1,926, Gord Howe is 25th with 1,918, and Brad McIntyre sits 26th with 1,850. Gord is also in the Senior Men’s division in 10th place out of 13 with 1,049 for five games.
This year we do not have an entry in the Senior Ladies Division. Good luck next week as the tournament shifts to Mike’s Lanes.
Mike’s 5 Pin Bowlers’ Association DC Finals of the O5PBA Hi-Low Doubles were last Sunday, with 20 teams qualifying for two spots in the provincial championships in Brantford Feb. 23, 2019. Sixteen of those teams finished on the plus side of this three-game pins-over-average format, and the top teams simply flip-flopped positions throughout.
Mark Labrance rolled a 310 single in game one as he and partner Carlo Palone sat first with a +155, but they slipped and eventually finished fifth with a +123. Our DC champions from the Men’s Major League started in seventh place with a respectable +46, rolled a +97 in game two, moving into second place and finished with a +99 to take first place with +242. Fred Fountain rolled 727 for a +127, and Norm Bradshaw added a 700 for +115. Runners-up from the Mixed Plant League, Debbie Palmby and Ron Schneider started second with +105, took the lead with a +51 in game two, and a -9 dropped them back to second with +147.
Jon Gagan and Kyle Debus from the Men’s League finished third with a +134, only seven pins back, and only five pins back from them for a fourth-place finish were Mercedes Graham and Joanne Bennett from the YABA with +129. Jon rolled the high single and triple for the tournament 346 and 790. Congratulations and good luck in Brantford.
WEEKLY HIGH SCORES
M5PBA: Karly Horn 305 – 700; Laurel Laughton 318 and Leasa Kendry-Scneider 735.
Lively Living Group – Steve VanKlooster 218, 326, 275 – 819; Larry Palmby 239 – 624; Monique Louwagie 221; Jerry Richards 320 and Marija Kelemen 224.
Ladies Tues. & Wed. - Carol Goebel 203; Joan Ebel 209; Elizabeth Schneider 210; Fern Pellar 207 and Rose Townsley 203.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS: Tiffany Keller 223, 142 – 363; Lindsay Fradgley 176, 178 – 354; Daniel Noon 115, 187 – 302; Meghan O’Donovan 131, 178 – 309 and Andy Van Schaik 201, 202 303.
STRATFORD PIN PALS: Emma Riehl 107; Lucas Forte 112, 126; Sierra Girvin 101 and Brett Bell 112.
BOWLASAURUS: Ruby Parker 112; Jonah Klippenstein 115; Ryan Scheerer 127 and Drew Bauwens 101
PEE WEE: .Allida Lugsdin 100, 104 – 204; Marcus Atkinson 100, Ethan Dickson 114 - 206 and Johnny Johnson 91.
BANTAM: Lucas Roberts 138; Andrew Davis 162; Jake Sippel 188 and Austin Bauer 185, 162 – 450.
JUNIOR: Dominic Boyles Keating 192; Brooke Louwagie 272; Payton Petrie 177; Dayton Lupton 177; Nolan Bannon 184; David Price 189, 307 – 667; Brooklyn Good 198 and Jaylen Gauthier 182.
SENIOR: Chloe Bannon 235, 233 - 614 and Daniel Coddington 217, 193 – 592.
I will see you next week “At the Lanes”.