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11th Frame: Albert wins tournament at Al-Mar Lanes (12-31-13) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Tuesday, 31 December 2013 10:33
Al-Mar Lanes hosted its first PBA Experience event on Sunday with Logan Albert taking the win.
Albert defeated Chad Close 221-169 in the championship game to claim the $80 first prize.
The contest used the Viper oil pattern which uses 37 feet of oil on the 60-foot lanes.
Albert was the top qualifier rolling games of 247, 236 for an 895 4-game total.
The field was trimmed to the top eight after the four games with one more game of qualifying before the field was trimmed to the top four for the stepladder finals. He shot a 207 in the fifth game for an 1,102 and the top seed for the finals.
Close earned the second seed after shooting a 236 in the fifth game to advance his position.
He qualified fourth at 845 including high games of 228 and 220.
The opening match of the stepladder finals saw third-seed Paul Schmich edge fourth-seed Jeremiah Simon, 170-166. Close then defeated Schmich, 213-190.
Close earned $50; with Schmich and Simon earning $40 and $25, respectively.
The other semifinalists included Jordan Franks, 855; Gary Schluchter, 804; Tony Romaker, 790; and Adam Sprague, 776.
In addition to the cash, all participants earned points toward the year-end finals. Albert took 50 points; Close, 30; Schmich, 25; and Simon, 20.
The other advancers to the fifth game received 15 points. For participating, the other bowlers in the event earned five points, each.
The bowlers with the most points at the end of the series will advance to the finals.
Youth of the Week: Youth bowlers who bowled the most pins over their average in any one game last week, with pins over, were: Blayne Keller, 62; Thomas Rieman, 55; Sofia Calderon, 52; Rylee Keller, 47.
Surviving the game: The seven bowlers eliminated for Week 11 in Al-Mar's "Surviving the Game" with league and pins under average were: Richard Koontz, American, 107; Dick Feehan, Eagles, 107; Bill Wammes, Sentinel Classic, 76; Chris Hines, Elks, 72; Tracy Close, Ladies Major, 68; Pat Ruck, Elks, 67 and Kevin Gilbertson, Randy Miller Memorial, 60.
New Year's reminder: There are still limited openings for Al-Mar's annual New Year's Eve party tonight.
The event features the "Pot of Gold" promotion with colored pins inserted to win money by striking when in specific spots in the rack.
There is also a deli buffet.
Tickets will be $40 per person at the door, which opens at 8.
High Rollers:
Bowler    Game    Series
House shot
Donnie Backus    279    742
Robb Waynick    279    739
Butch Naugle    279    -
Sherry Irick    224    -
National tourney shot
Chris Bagrowski    267    722
Sofia Calderon    203    -

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