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Prep Roundup: Bowlers always strive for a clean game (05-07-13) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Tuesday, 07 May 2013 10:13
Bowlers always strive for a clean game.
For those not familiar, a "clean game" means there are only strikes and spares throughout the game.
Either a missed spare or a non-converted split would mar the clean game.
Having one clean game is good, having all three clean games in a series is a true accomplishment.
Throughout the bowling season, Al-Mar Lanes has a special promotion called "Three clean." On any given league or tournament session, a bowler can enter by paying $1 prior to the start of bowling. If they achieve three clean games that series, they earn an equal share of the proceeds from the fund at the end of the bowling season.
On 14 occasions during the 2012-13, bowlers who entered achieved the clean status. Each such series earned the bowler $31.
Mickey Higham earned four shares during the season for $124. Higham accomplished the three clean twice in the Randy Miller Classic, as well once each in the singles and the doubles events of the city tournament.
Donnie Backus earned $93 for accomplishing the feat twice in the American League and once in the Jack and Jill league. Bill Wammes twice earned shares of the pot for $62. He did it once in the Randy Miller and once in the Elks.
The other five bowlers to earn a share with their league were James Nickels and Kurt Wood, both of the American League; Larry Long in the Basebowl tournament; Chad Rieger in the city tournament team event; and Dennis St. Peter in the Guys and Gals Mixed league.
PBA returns: Al-Mar Lanes and the Professional Bowlers Association have set the dates for the Progressive Insurance/Gerdeman Insurance Agency PBA50 Regional Championship.
Formerly known as the senior regional, the PBA50 event will begin with the Make A Wish Pro Am on July 30, with qualifying on July 31 and the elimination format finals on Aug. 1.
Sponsorships and pro-am entries are now available by calling the bowling center at (419) 352-4637.
Admission is free.
The tournament annually draws many of the top names from the senior circuit and organizers are expecting this to be one of the strongest fields to date.
Reminder: This week Al-Mar will host many of its year-ending tournaments, including the bingo tournament tonight, handicap bracket event on Wednesday, the poker tournament Thursday evening and the inaugural 9-pot year end event Friday.
All tournaments are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.
The tournaments are open to league bowlers who participated during the year in the respective promotional games. Thousands of dollars will be awarded across the events.
High Rollers:
Bowler    Game    Series
House shot
Pancha Melendrez    
278,225    710
National tourney shot
Steve Jakubowski    267    -
Nate Henschen    267    -

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