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11th Frame: Youth can bowl free at Al-Mar (05-21-13) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 10:00
For many years, Al-Mar Lanes has offered one free game of bowling every day during the summer months for all youth bowlers.
In recent years, after joining the national Kids Bowl Free program, the program allowed youth to bowl two free games each day.
For youth to bowl free, they must be registered with the national office online at
While that program continues this summer, there will be an Adult-Child league on Wednesdays at 6 p.m.
A team will consist of one adult and one youth bowler.
The league begins July 17 and runs through Aug. 14.
The only cost is $5 per week for the adults, or the family may purchase a Kids Bowl Free Family Pass and use the coupons for a greater discount. The program and league is framed around the theme, "Let Your Kid Be the Star."
There will be instructions provided on the basics and all equipment is included with the charge.
For more information or to register for the limited openings, contact the bowling center at (419) 352-4637.
NOWTBA finals: Don Boyed of Columbus Grove was crowned the winner on Sunday in the finals of the Northwest Ohio Tournament Bowlers Association finals held at Al-Mar.
Boyed qualified fifth and earned the third seed for the stepladder finals.
In the championship match he topped the first seed Charles Easton of Sylvania, 213-200.
The top 10 bowlers advanced to the match play round with the five winners seeded into the stepladder.
Easton averaged 227 for the four games for a 910 qualifying total.
Boyed shot 840, a 210 average in the qualifying.
The top 13 bowlers in the qualifying cashed in the tournament. Donnie Backus of Bowling Green was the only Wood County resident to cash as he qualified eighth, with an 814 total.
He lost in the match play round to Gary Schluchter of Fremont.
Barry Burkholder, Lima defeated Ryan Beers, 203-200 in the opening stepladder match. Boyed then topped Burkholder, 224-179. Boyed then defeated Schluchter in the semifinals 198-175.
Golden trip: Bob Brissette of Petersburg, Mich., recently celebrated 50 years of participation at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships. He has bowled in summer leagues at Al-Mar from time to time.
Brissette, age 76, became the 159th bowler in tournament history to make 50 appearances when he made his milestone march down "Center Aisle" on May 2.
Brissette finished the 2013 event with 632 in doubles, 529 in team and 528 in singles for a 1,689 all-events total. He received a plaque, chevron and diamond lapel pin to recognize the achievement.
High Rollers:
Bowler    Game    Series
National tourney shot
Don Hannam Jr.     252    -
Yogi Lorenzen    200    -

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