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11th Frame: Perrysburg man sets PBA record (04-23-13) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 10:06
Darrell Ducat of Perrysburg set a Professional Bowling Association record Sunday at the PBA 50 Sun Bowl tournament in The Villages in Florida.
He became the oldest player to compete in a PBA tournament at the age of 87. The PBA50 tour was formerly called the PBA Senior Tour.
Although not a PBA member, Ducat is closely associated with the PBA as proprietor of the former Imperial Lanes in Toledo. Ducat annually hosted what was then known as the PBA National Championships from 1981-2002.
Local fans had the opportunity to see all of the greatest bowlers in the world during more than two decades at Ducat's centers. For the last three years of that run, the tournament was held at Southwyck Lanes, another Ducat facility. Earl Anthony won his record three consecutive National Championships at Imperial Lanes the first three years it hosted the event.
Ducat totaled 1,177 for his first eight games of qualifying on Sunday, a 147 average. On Monday, he shot 1,246 in his final block (155 average) for a 2,423 16-game total.
One other PBA record was broken at the Sun Bowl event Sunday saw Joe Scarborough of Charlotte, N.C., rolled three consecutive 300 games to start the first round of qualifying, the first 900 series in PBA history. Norm Duke previously rolled three consecutive 300s, however they spanned two different series.
Spring winners: Each year, Al-Mar holds a "Spring Madness" inter-league bracket tournament. Robb Waynick and Bill Wammes won the handicap bracket, while Ron Steinman Jr. won the scratch bracket. Each of the handicap fields began with 64 bowlers; while there were 32 in the scratch event.
Wammes nearly won both handicap events as he lost to Waynick in the finals 3-0. Waynick competed in the American League, while Wammes used his Randy Miller Memorial League scores in this bracket. Waynick earned $120 for the win.
Wammes totaled $180 including $60 for second place in the above bracket. In his winning bracket, he used his Elks League scores as he bested Charles Easton of the Sentinel Classic, 3-0. Easton also earned $60 as runnerup.
Semifinalists in the first bracket were Ryan Green of the Elks League and Kris Kolk of the Sentinel Classic. Susan Harris, Stadium View Ladies, and Wes Wint, Eagles, were the semifinalists in the second bracket.
Steinman of the American League earned $70 for winning the scratch bracket as he topped Mickey Higham of the Randy Miller Memorial, 3-1. Higham earned $30. Semifinalists in that bracket were Chuck Close and Larry Long Jr.
USBC awards: Gary Richardson, bowling in the Eagles League at Al-Mar Lanes rolled his second career 300 game on Thursday. He finished with a 751 series. In the same league Arie Wolfert came within one pin of perfection finishing with a 299. He earns a United States Bowling Congress 11-in-a-row award.
Year-end tourney: The final year-end tournament in Al-Mar's Singles tournament is Sunday at 11 a.m.
High Rollers:
Bowler    Game    Series
House shot
Gary Richardson    300    751
Arie Wolfert    299    749
Adam Dilsaver    -    737
Donnie Backus    -    727
Dean Bressler     288    -
Chris Bagrowski    285    -
Ernie Tebeau    278    -
Robb Waynick    276    -
Pancha Melendrez    
236,228    654
Denise Miller    233    615
Mary Ann Dimick    238    -
National tourney shot
Charles Easton    -    733
Aaron Morgan    267    -

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