|Long wins twice in city bowling tourney|
|Written by BILL RYAN, Sentinel Bowling Writer|
|Thursday, 30 January 2014 10:33|
Larry Long was a double winner at the city bowling championships at Al-Mar Lanes, taking both the singles and the all-events titles.
Ernie Tebeau and Kraig Starkey took the doubles crown in the open division.
In the women's division, Kathleen Kirkman was the easy winner in the singles, Leah Jenne and Jane Yarger won the doubles, and Bonnie Carrington took the all-events title.
Anita Sharpe and Pancha Melendrez tied for the actual all-events honor.
Long won the singles with a 772 actual series and an 802 with handicap. He bowled games of 259, 248 and 265 in the event.
He added a 688 in doubles and with his 608 in the team event totaled 2,158 with his handicap to win the all-events by 23 pins over his nearest challenger.
Donnie Backus recorded the top actual all-events total with a 728 in singles, 712 in team and 642 in doubles for a 2,082 actual and handicap total to place seventh in the field.
Starkey was second in all-events at 2,135, boosted by his 746 in doubles. He added 614 in team and 595 in singles.
Other leaders in all-events included Chris DeLuca in third, at 2,125; Carlos Calderon, fourth place with 2,120; Ken North, 2,106 and Ryan Allgire, 2,096, in fifth and sixth, respectively. Completing the top 10 were Adam Dilsaver, 2,038; Brent Norris, 2,037; and Chuck Close, 2,031.
Behind Long in second place in singles was Allgire at 764 with handicap. He shot games of 239, 247 and 254 for a 740 series. Third place was claimed by Brian Close at 744, actual and handicap, including games of 258 and 744. North was fourth at 742. He had games of 247 and 259 in his 724. DeLuca completed the top five at 733. He had a 236 high in his 675 set. Backus led the remainder of the top 10 with his 728 with a 255 high game. He was followed by Butch Naugle, 717; Dan Hines, 702; Adam Dilsaver, 698; and Nate Henschen, 697.
Starkey paced the doubles duo with games of 243, 227 and 276 for a 746 series, as Tebeau added 235 for 641. They finished with 1,387 actual and 1,495 with their handicap.
Their nearest rivals was the team of Mondo and Carlos Calderon. Trailing by 50 pins, as the brothers had 1,445. Both bowled well with Mondo Calderon having a 267 in his 676, while Carlos Calderon had a 244 high game in his 663 set. DeLuca teamed with Dustin Benschoter for third place in doubles at 1,400. DeLuca rolled games of 248 and 246 in his 694 while Benschoter finished with a 251 for 601.
Completing the top five were Dilsaver and Brad Simon in fourth at1,391; and Chuck Close and Dave Friedley in fifth at 1,387. Simon led his duo with 252 and 273 in his 742; Close games of 249 and 246 in his 719 set.
Kirkman entered the tournament with a 157 average, bowling games of 202, 171 and 236 in singles for a fine 609 series and 759 with handicap. She topped her nearest challenger by 69 pins. Carrington was second at 690 as the 151-average bowler rolled a 206 in her 525 set. Kathy Ackley finished third at 688 with a 556 series.
Jessica Simon, 683; Gail Wachter, 682, and Ruthie Echler, 681, were closely bunched in fourth through sixth, respectively. Susan Enright at 667, will likely complete the cashers at 667. Jessica Simon shot 204 and 214 in her 575 set; Wachter totaled 550; and Echler totaled 540.
Carrington's 525 in singles was added to her 522 in team and 518 in doubles for a 1,565 actual and the winning 2,060 all-events handicap total. Kirkman was 15 pins back at 2,045, as she had a 541 in the team event. Sharpe was third with handicap at 2,022. She had 620 in team, 597 in doubles and 573 in singles for the 1,790 actual and 2,033 handicap 9-game total. Melendrez also had a 620 in team, adding 601 in singles and 569 in doubles.
Ackley and Yarger completed the top five in the nine-game totals with 2,019 and 2,009, respectively.
Jenne led the champion doubles team total of 1,369. With an entering 158 average, She rolled games of 181, 171 and 174 for a 526. The other champion doubles team member, Yarger, entered with a 133 average and shot games of 190 and 175 in her 486 set.
Carrington teamed with Vicki Schumacher for second place in doubles at 1,343. Carrington rolled a 213 high game, along with a 173 in her 536 set. Schumacher, a 174-average bowler opened with a 209 game in her 531 series.
Angie Iliff and Gail Wachter finished third at 1,319. Iliff totaled 497; while Wachter added 494. Completing the top five were Sharpe and Jessica Simon at 1,317; and Ackley and Denise Miller at 1,295. Sharpe had a pair of 203 games in her 597; while Simon had a 200 in her 541.
Additional individual highlights from the doubles and singles events included in the open division: Brian Dimick, 267, 721; Long, 268, 688; Simon, 680; Rob Treen, 675; Zeke Varella, 268; Bill Schumacher, 268; Jim Smith, 268; Jason Ostrosky, 267; Backus, 260; Cindy St Peter, 206; Yogi Wammes, 204; and Vicki Schumacher, 200.
In the women's division: Melendrez, 215, 233, 601; Sharpe, 221, 201, 573; Jeri Dingman, 217; Carrington, 213, 202; Me√±a Calderon, 213; Vicki Schumacher, 209, 201; Melendrez, 209; Joyce Calderon, 205; Cindy Winfrey, 203; and Sandy Naugle, 200.
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