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11th Frame: Al-Mar Lanes hosting three tournaments (10-08-13) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Tuesday, 08 October 2013 09:22
Al-Mar Lanes will host three bowling tournaments.
There will be the annual World Series of Basebowl on Oct. 20 and two special bowling tournaments the weekend after Thanksgiving.
Basebowl is one of the sports-themed series held at the center. Three-person teams bowl to score runs based on their ability to beat their individual opponents.
Entry fee is $30 per bowler with a payout of $450 per team with a full field of 16 teams. Bowling begins at 10 a.m.
Details are available at Al-Mar.
The Holiday Sweeper will be held Nov. 30, beginning at 1 p.m. There will be a limit of 64 bowlers with those having their entry paid first being guaranteed spots.
The event will use the World Tournament Bowlers Association Mexico City Pattern. First prize will be $800 based on a full field of 64.
The event is patterned after the similar annual event which was held at the now-closed Varsity Lanes.
On Dec. 1, will be the Holiday Doubles tournament at 10 a.m. This event has a limit of 32 doubles teams.
Entry fee for each event is $75 per bowler.
2014 PBA dates set: Bill Wammes, proprietor of Al-Mar is extremely pleased with the 2014 dates and schedule for the annual PBA Senior Regional tournament at his center.
For the first time in nearly a decade, the tournament will be held on a weekend.  The pre-event Baker tournament will be July 24. The practice and pro-am events will be July 25. Qualifying will be held on July 26, with the finals on July 27.
In addition to the weekend dates, he is also happy to again have the tournament sandwiched between two national senior tournaments. The Hammond, Ind. tournament will conclude the previous day, with the Dayton event to follow beginning the day after the regional ends.
With that schedule, Wammes is hoping to attract even more national players than normal. The weekend format also allows those seniors still working to attend and bowl.
Youth of the Week: Youth bowlers who bowled the most pins over their average in any one game last week, with pins over, were: Alex Bookenberger, 62; Jerrad Main, 48; Destiny Garner, 32; Jena Kirian, 30.
Surviving the game: The annual Al-Mar's "Surviving the Game" began at the local bowling center last week.
This year 167 bowlers entered. Each week, the bowlers most under average for that league session are eliminated.
Pancha Melendrez began in a rare slump, being eliminated in two leagues. She was 161 pins under in the Ladies Major and 108 pins under in the Stadium View Trio.
The other four bowlers eliminated the first week this year with pins under average were: Bill Wammes, Randy Miller, 117; Bob Lee, Elks, 104; Don Hannam, Sentinel Classic, 102; and Bob Vanscoder, American, 92.
High Rollers:
Bowler    Game    Series
House shot
Adam Sprague    -    749
Brent Norris    -    724
Denise Miller    223    -
Teresa Lambert    222    -
National tourney shot
Charles Easton    299    793
Donnie Backus    -    702
Chad Rieger    268    -
Brad Simon    262    -
Kyle Waynick    255    660,830
Jacob Spangenberg    228    626
same set    231    857
Kyra Beeker    199    -

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