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Tim Weimer wins March Senior Mini Match

Larry Jordan Takes 70 and Over Singles Tournament

Mike Braun Wins His 45th Mini-Match Tournament

Mike Braun won the February Super Senior Tournament on February 21.  This was Mike’s 45th Mini-Match championship, including Seniors, Super Seniors and Doubles. There were 26 bowlers entered 13 made the cut 827. Mike was also high qualifier with 984. Second was Doug Weese with 950. High games included Braun-268, Weese-278, and Hillary Platte-266.  Mike defeated George Miller 203 to 193 in the championship. See the brackets for the complete scores.

 

The Super Seniors appreciate this year’s sponsors, Young Automotive, LAFCU, Century 21-Mike Charlow, Smith Lawnscape-St. Johns (NEW) , Mike Hecksel and Mike Billiet (NEW) and Mr. K’s ProShop-Dave Spohn A HUGE THANK YOU to the above these sponsors who collectively provide an additional $250 in prize money each month. 

Kwiatkowski Survives to Capture February Senior Mini Match 

Billiet, Haight, and Dukewicz Win the First SENIOR TRIO Tournament

The TRIO of Mike Billiet, Brian Haight, and Tom Dukewicz won the First Senior Trio Tournament on January 17, 2020 at Royal Scot. They beat out 22 teams for the first prize of $600. The maximum team average for this tournament was 640, using last year’s highest USBC sanctioned average. It took a score of 2581 to make the top eight who then met in head to head competition, narrowing the field to four teams. Teams finishing 9-12 cashed but did not qualify for the match games.  The winners of the elimination games each bowled 2 games to determine the winner. The winners shot 1421 for the two game finals.  High four game qualifiers were Jim Valentine, Steve Fulton, and Ed Goldberg, shooting 2808, an average of 235.

Attached are the top 12 qualifiers and the final games that followed.

 

The Mini Match tournaments are supported by the contributions from the following Sponsors: Young Chevrolet-St. Johns. Century 21- Mike Charlow, LAFCU, Smith Lawnscaping-St. Johns, Mike Billiet, Mike Hecksel, and Mr. K’s Pro-Shop.

 

Thanks to Al Rule, Janine  Beachnau, and Bruce Marshall for running  the tournament and Royal Scot for the great conditions. 

   Montague and Penner win 50+ Doubles Tournament at Royal Scot  

Dennis Korkoske Earns December Super Senior Mini Match

Dennis Korkoske won  the December Super Senior Championship using the SHOOTOUT format at Charlanes on December 20th.  This was Dennis’ 6th Senior Championship. There were 30 bowlers entered and 15 made the cut of 839. Dennis was also the high qualifier shooting 966. Close behind at 2nd was Mike Billiet with 960. After qualifying The SHOOTOUT eliminated half the bowlers in each of 3 games, leading to a four-person final game. Dennis bowled 782 over the 3-games, closing with 268 to beat out the other 3 bowlers. In second place with 223 was Mike Braun, 3rd Dave Cushion-206, and 4th Larry Vance with 182. Bob Keller rolled 300 in the opening qualifying games. Other high games for the day were Korkoske 279, Billiet 268, and Cushion 268

 

The Super Seniors appreciate this year’s sponsors, Young Automotive, LAFCU, Century 21-Mike Charlow, Smith Lawnscape-St. Johns (NEW) , Mike Hecksel and Mike Billiet (NEW) and Mr. K’s ProShop-Dave Spohn A HUGE THANK YOU to the above these sponsors who collectively provide an additional $250 in prize money each month. Thanks to Mike Charlow, Ken Beachnau, Al Ruhl, Bruce Marshall, and Mike Hecksel for their management of this tournament. .

 

The next Super Senior.  Bowlers must have bowled in at least 4 tournaments to qualify for the season ending Championships, including a minimum of 2 singles tournaments. The 2 Doubles Tournaments and the new Trio Tournament count for each division.  If you are not sure how many more you need to qualify, contact Roger Small or Jim Andros.

Bob Keller Takes December Senior Mini Match

Bob Keller won  the December Senior Championship using the SHOOTOUT format at Charlanes on December 13th.  This was Bob’s 9th Senior Championship. There were 29 bowlers entered  (14 Super Seniors) and 14 made the cut (8 Super Seniors) of 881. Dave Spohn was high qualifier with 1050, and just one pin back at 1049 was Doug Weese. Keller bowled 920 to qualify. The SHOOTOUT eliminated half the bowlers in each of 3 games, leading to a four-person final game. Bob bowled 798, including a 287 game, over the 3-games, closing with 254 to beat out the other 3 bowlers. In second place with 217 was Dave Spohn (who had 290 in the 2nd shootout game), 3rd was Duane Kwiatkowsk-205, and 4th Brian Haight – 187. Other high games for the day were Brian Haight and Spohn with 279, and 268s by Doug Weese and Mike Billiet (and 277)

 

The Super Seniors appreciate this year’s sponsors, Young Automotive, LAFCU, Century 21-Mike Charlow, Smith Lawnscape-St. Johns (NEW) , Mike Hecksel and Mike Billiet (NEW) and Mr. K’s ProShop-Dave Spohn A HUGE THANK YOU to the above these sponsors who collectively provide an additional $250 in prize money each month. 

Don Schiele Wins First Super Senior Tournament

Don Schiele won  his FIRST LANSING Super Senior Championship at City Limits East on November 15. There were 24 bowlers entered and 12 made the cut 835. Mike Braun was the high qualifier shooting 976. Close behind at 2nd was Dan Taylor with 968. Schiele qualified 9th and won four matches to capture the championship. He beat Dan Taylor in the finals tossing 246-229 tossing the last 6 in a row before leaving a 6 pin on his last ball. High game for the day was 279 by Tom Rahl, also tossing a 268 during match game competition. Other high games were: 268 and 260 Dan Taylor. And 267 by George Fillingham. In the semi-finals, Schiele beat Steve Fulton 246-173 and Taylor beat Mike Billiet 268-196.

 

The Super Seniors appreciate this year’s sponsors, Young Automotive, LAFCU, Century 21-Mike Charlow, Smith Lawnscape-St. Johns (NEW) , Mike Hecksel and Mike Billiet (NEW) and Mr. K’s ProShop-Dave Spohn A HUGE THANK YOU to the above these sponsors who collectively provide an additional $250 in prize money each month. Thanks to Roger Small, Al Ruhl, Bruce Marshall, and Mike Hecksel for their management of this tournament. .

 

The next Super Senior mini match will be December 20 at Charlotte.  Bowlers must have bowled in at least 4 tournaments to qualify for the season ending Championships, including a minimum of 2 singles tournaments. The 2 Doubles Tournaments and the new Trio Tournament count for each division.  If you are not sure how many more you need to qualify, contact Roger Small or Jim Andros.

 

Entry Forms for the Senior (50+) Open Doubles – January 10, and the New Senior Trio Tournament (January 17) are now available. Contract Roger Small or Jim Andros or go click HERE to find the form on the Forms tab

Dave Spohn Captures November Senior Tournament
Second in a Row

Dave Spohn won  his 5th  Senior Championship and his second in a row, at City Limits-East on November 8. Dave beat Bill Bishop 259-237. In the semi-finals, Spohn beat Mike Charlow 258-208. Bishop beat Ken Beachnau 248-229. Dave’s 4 game total in the elimination match games was an outstanding 1032 for a 258 average.

 

There were 27 bowlers entered and 13 made the cut at 853. Duane Kwiatkowski was high qualifier shooting a great 1013. Bill Bishop was second with 972. High game for the day was 279 by Duane “Ski” as did Brian Haight in the match games. Dan Taylor had a 278 during qualifying

 

The Seniors appreciate this year’s sponsors, Young Automotive, LAFCU, Century 21-Mike Charlow, Smith Lawnscape-St. Johns (NEW) , Mike Hecksel and Mike Billiet (NEW). A HUGE THANK YOU to the above these sponsors who collectively provide an additional $250 in prize money each month. Thanks to Roger Small, Terry Hammond, Jeanine Beachnau and Bruce Marshall for their management of this tournament. .

 

The next regular monthly Senior Tournament is December  13 at Charlanes followed by the December 20 Super Senior Tournament also at Charlanes also. In order to qualify for the season ending Championships, bowlers must have bowled in at least 4 tournaments, including a minimum of 2 singles tournaments. The 2 Doubles Tournaments and the new Trio Tournament count for each division.  If you are not sure how many more you need to qualify, contact Roger Small or Jim Andros.

Cushion & Kwiecien Take Annual 120 Doubles at Royal Scot 

Gary House Wins His First Senior Tournament In Grand Rapids

Gary House won  his 1st  Super Senior Championship in only his second Super Senior appearance. It was held at Spectrum Bowl on October 19th. Gary nipped Dan Taylor by one pin 209 to 208 in the finals. Gary had to strike on his last ball to win. In the semi-finals, Gary beat Larry Jordan 223-181 and Taylor beat Jim Lang 215-195. Others in the final eight included Larry Vance, Mike Braun, Doug Stevens, and Mike Billiet.  

 

There were 28 bowlers entered and 14 made the cut at 809. The winner, House, was the last qualifier at 809. Larry Vance was the high qualifier shooting 1008, including a 299. Mike Billiet was second with 930, followed closely by Dave Cushion and Tom Laban. Besides Vance’s 299, other high games were Mike Billiet’s 269 and 268.

 

The Super Seniors appreciate this year’s sponsors, Young Automotive, LAFCU, Century 21-Mike Charlow, Smith Lawnscape-St. Johns (NEW) , Mike Hecksel and Mike Billiet (NEW). A HUGE THANK YOU to the above these sponsors who collectively provide an additional $250 in prize money each month. Thanks to Tom and Carole Morgan who hosted this tournament. Carole, Dora Nettleman, Cheryl Cross and Al Ruhl were this month’s table workers.

 

The next Super Senior Tournament is November 15 at City Limits East. The November Senior Tournament will be November 8 at City Limits also. November 1st is the Annual 120 Doubles at Royal Scot.  Bowlers must have bowled in at least 4 tournaments to qualify for the season ending Championships, including a minimum of 2 singles tournaments. The 2 Doubles Tournaments and the new Trio Tournament count for each division.  If you are not sure how many more you need to qualify, contact Roger Small or Jim Andros.

Dave Spohn Captures October Senior Tournament

Dave Spohn won  his 4h  Senior Championship at Charlanes-Charlotte October 10th. Dave beat Brian Haight 255 to 224. In the semi-finals, Spohn beat Doug Griffin 225-223 and Haight beat Bob Smrek 265-241.

 

There were 26 bowlers entered and 13 made the cut at 821. Spohn was high qualifier with 943 followed closely by Haight at 937. High game for the day was 279 by Haight, followed by Doug Weese-269, Mike Billiet-268 and Tom Rahl-267

 

The Seniors appreciate this year’s sponsors, Young Automotive, LAFCU, Century 21-Mike Charlow, Smith Lawnscape-St. Johns (NEW) , Mike Hecksel and Mike Billiet (NEW). A HUGE THANK YOU to the above sponsors who collectively provide an additional $250 in prize money each month. Thanks to Roger Small, Terry Hammond, Ken & Jeanine Beachnau and Mike Hecksel for their management of this tournament. .

 

The next regular monthly Senior Tournament is November 8 at City Limits East, followed by the November 15 Super Senior Tournament also at City Limits East. On November 1st is the annual 120 Doubles at Royal Scot.  In order to qualify for the season ending Championships, bowlers must have bowled in at least 4 tournaments, including a minimum of 2 singles tournaments. The 2 Doubles Tournaments and the new Trio Tournament count for each division.  If you are not sure how many more you need to qualify, contact Roger Small or Jim Andros.

Dave Cushion Wins Season Opening Senior Tournament

Dave Cushion won his 16th Senior Championship at Royal Scot September 27, the season opening tournament. The week before he was runner-up in the Super Senior Tournament. Dave beat Kurt Gundry in the finals 215-178. In the semi-finals, Cushion beat Spohn 211-185 and Gundry beat Tom Rahl 258-192 There were 25 bowlers entered and 12 made the cut at 876. Kurt Gundry was high qualifier shooting 982 and Dave Spohn followed closely at 971. High game for the day was 300, shot by both Bill Bishopand Duane Kwiatkowski. The Super Seniors appreciate this year’s sponsors, Young Automotive, LAFCU, Century 21-Mike Charlow, Smith Lawnscape-St. Johns (NEW) , Mike Hecksel and Mike Billiet (NEW). A HUGE THANK YOU to the above these sponsors who collectively provide an additional $250 in prize money each month. Thanks to Dora Nettleman, Mike Charlow, Bruce Marshall and Mike Hecksel for their management of this tournament. . The next Super Senior Tournament is at Spectrum Lanes-Grand Rapids, October 18. The October Senior Tournament will be October 11th at Charlanes. Bowlers must have bowled in at least 4 tournaments to qualify for the season ending Championships, including a minimum of 2 singles tournaments. The 2 Doubles Tournaments and the new Trio Tournament count for each division. If you are not sure how many more you need to qualify, contact Roger Small or Jim Andros.

Hilary Platte Wins Season Opening Super Senior Tournament

Hilary Platte won his fifth Super Senior Championship at Meadow Bowl on September 20, the season opening tournament. There were 27 bowlers entered and 13 made the cut 761. Mike Braun was the high qualifier shooting 902. Second at 887 was Dave Cushion. Hilary qualified fourth and won four matches to capture the championship. High game for the day was 258, shot by Mike Braun, Mike Chrzanowski, Jim Andros, followed closely by Dave Cushion with 256. In the semi-finals, Platte beat Braun 223-211 and Cushion beat Chrzanowski 226-195. In the final match, Platte beat Cushion 215-185.The Super Seniors appreciate this year’s sponsors, Young Automotive, LAFCU, Century 21-Mike Charlow, Smith Lawnscape-St. Johns (NEW) , Mike Hecksel and Mike Billiet (NEW). A HUGE THANK YOU to the above these sponsors who collectively provide an additional $250 in prize money each month. Thanks to Roger Small, Al Ruhl, and Mike Hecksel for their management of this tournament. . The next Super Senior Tournament is October at Spectrum Lanes-Grand Rapids, October 18. The October Senior Tournament will be October 11th at Charlanes. Bowlers must have bowled in at least 4 tournaments to qualify for the season ending Championships, including a minimum of 2 singles tournaments. The 2 Doubles Tournaments and the new Trio Tournament count for each division. If you are not sure how many more you need to qualify, contact Roger Small or Jim Andros.