The Greater Killeen-Fort Hood USBC Association concluded the Senior Tournament this past weekend and the team of C-T Alley Cats topped the leaderboard in the team event with a score of 2,851.
Wreckin Krew #1 finished second with 2,771. Coming in third was Bounce N Roll with 2,757. Low to cash in the team event was 2,731.
The virtual doubles event went to Birce Miller and Rullie Haywood posting 1,414.
Jerry Clark and Tawana Ramey finished second with 1,386. Just two pins back in third place were Don and Suzie Wollek with a score of 1,384. Low to cash was 1,377.
Singles saw Haywood with 750 taking first-place honors. Just three pins back was Linda Strickland with 747 for second place.
Ramey, with 743, finished third. Low to cash was 689.
All-Events went to Don Wollek with a combined score of 1,448. Second place was Rosemarie Konrad with 1,442. Beulah Morris finished third with 1,413. Low to cash was 1,378.
On May 10, Phantom Warrior Lanes will host the GKFHUSBC Tournament of Champions for the scratch tournaments. Bowlers qualifying for this event can be found at www.bowlkilleenforthood.org.
The Texas State USBC Association will honor Dick Atkinson with his induction into their Hall of Fame on May 17 at the Hilton Hotel on Loop 410 in San Antonio. Atkinson will also receive the Bowling Proprietor of the Year award.
The Professional Bowlers Association reported, “It’s one of those unofficial statistical categories, but long-time PBA observers have been wracking their brains trying to recall if there was ever a tougher field of finalists than the group of five who bowled for the PBA50 Tour UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl in The Villages, Fla.
All five finalists — top qualifier Tom Baker, Pete Weber, Norm Duke, Parker Bohn III and Walter Ray Williams Jr. — were PBA Hall of Famers and combined they have won 164 PBA Tour titles, plus another 19 PBA50 titles (not including The Villages’ title Duke won Tuesday). Baker was low man on the PBA Tour titles list with 10. Weber and Duke are tied for third on the all-time list with 37 each. Bohn is sixth with 33. Williams is the all-time leader with 47 Tour titles.”
It didn’t take Duke long to make his presence known on the PBA50 Tour. Bowling in his second PBA50 tournament, after finishing second in last week’s season-opening Pasco County (Fla.) Open, Duke defeated four-time PBA50 Player of the Year Tom Baker of King, N.C., 256-228, in the title match at Spanish Springs Lanes.
“I tell you, there were more titles in that final than I can even think about, so it makes winning that much more gratifying,” Duke said. “I’ve bowled against these guys on Tour so many times but it’s still the same — a battle for every game, a battle for every frame.”
Time is running out for you to nominate individuals for the coach and volunteer of the year; youth bowler of the year; Special Olympics bowler of the year; hall of fame; adult and senior bowlers of the year.
The deadline for nominations is May 31. Forms for these awards can be found at each center of from the website at www.bowlkilleenforthood.org.
The Centex Travel League has posted its standings through April 13 and leading District 1 is Lake Air Wranglers with a record of 75.5 wins and 60.5 in the loss column.
In second place is Bowlerama Men of Way with a record of 71-65.
Phantom Warrior Kings has third place with a record of 67-69.
District 2 is led by Phantom Warrior Gunners at 75-61.
Second place is held by Max Attack Pro Shop with a record of 73.5-62.5. Third place has Lake Country with a 71-65 record.
The Open Tournament and the Women’s Tournament are ongoing in Reno, Nev. All scores for the Open event for both classified and regular divisions as well as the ladies event with numerous divisions can be found in the tournament section of www.bowl.com.
See you on the lanes.
Don Wright has been sharing insights on area/national bowling with Herald readers for more than 25 years. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org