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11th Frame: Al-Mar Lanes hosting Baker tournament (09-10-13) PDF Print E-mail
Written by BILL RYAN Sentinel Staff Writer   
Tuesday, 10 September 2013 09:57
Bill Wammes is celebrating the 25th anniversary of purchasing Al-Mar Lanes.
The initial celebratory event will be a special anniversary Baker Team Tournament on Sept. 29.
The unique format will feature the top 16 bowlers in the center (by average) being named as the team captains. The event begins at 10 a.m.
Those captains will draft their team members from among the next group of highest average bowlers. It is open to current bowlers at the center.
There will be 16 teams of five members each, for a limit of 80 bowlers. The captains will draft from bowlers who have made themselves eligible for the draft.
Wammes has compiled a list and notes more than 120 bowlers who average 190 or better. The top 16 will each carry an approximate average of 213 or better.
Following the top 16, the next group of bowlers will be drafted first by the captains from the next 16 bowlers (by average) plus any ties.
After the second bowler on each roster is selected, the draft field will continue down the average list.
The format involves 25 Baker games. Though that sounds like a lot of games, with the Baker format, each bowler only bowls two frames per game, so it will be the equivalent of roughly five games per bowler.
This is an invitational field among Al-Mar bowlers and is not expected to be opened to the public.
Wammes indicated once all the 80 spots have been filled with the selection of the fifth bowlers for each team, those who were not drafted will not participate and will be refunded their entry fee if paid in advance.
Cost is $25 per bowler,
After school: Al-Mar Lanes has expanded their after school bowling program this year to include Elmwood students.
The new fun league is open to those students in fifth grade up through high school students. Participants can ride the Al-Mar bus after school on Wednesdays, then participate.
Parents will pick up the students after bowling.
League openings: The Tuesday Coffee/Doughnut League at Al-Mar is looking for more women bowlers.
According to league organizer Nancy Wright, "This is just an enjoyable time and only involves bowling two games."
Currently, there are nine teams but the league is looking to expand the number of teams as well as line up some substitutes. The cost is $7 and the games start at 10:30 a.m.
Anyone interested can call Wright at 419-832-3801 or just stop out at 10:30 on Tuesday.
‚ÄĘ Al-Mar also reports that one more team is needed for the Sentinel Classic league on Monday evenings, and the Wednesday evening ladies' trio league.
The center also has openings on its weekend leagues including mixed leagues on both Saturday and Sunday as well as the Saturday youth leagues.
Youth of the Week: Youth bowlers who bowled the most pins over their average in any one game last week, with pins over, were:
Bantam/Prep, Girls: Kelly Miller, 59; Quinn Becker, 41; Boys: Chandler Serres, 35; Dawson Wohler, 31.
High Rollers:
Bowler    Game    Series
House shot
Yogi Wammes 279,243    736
Pancha Melendrez    228    620
Pancha Melendrez    235    -
Brandi Wallace    232    -
Pancha Melendrez    231    -
Mary Ann Dimick    222    -
Roger Pierstorff    -    748
Dean Bressler    279    -

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