The Greater Killeen-Fort Hood USBC Association conducted the first session of the Senior Mixed Tournament this past Saturday at Killeen Bowlerama.
The CT Alley Cats lead in the team event with a score of 2,851. Wreckin Krew #1 is second with 2,771.
Third place has Bounce N Roll with 2,757.
In virtual doubles, Birce Miller and Rullie Haywood topped all bowlers with a combined score of 1,414.
Second place has Jerry Clark and Tawana Ramey with 1,386.
The third-place team of Don and Suzie Wollek posted a combined score of 1,384.
Rullie Haywood sits in first place in the singles event with a score of 750. Just three pins back is Linda Strickland at 747.
Third place has Tawana Ramey with 743.
Don Wollek tops the all-events with 1,448. Rosemarie Konrad is second with 1,442, and Beulah Morris is third with 1,413.
All unofficial scores can be found at www.bowlkilleenforthood.org.
There were several high games and series during the first weekend. High games were rolled by Phillip Thurston (257), Bob Chouinad (254) and Fred Lampa (253).
High series were rolled by Rullie Haywood (735), Joe Cutler (709), Tawana Ramey (704), Fred Lampa (682), Phillip Thurston (660), Ray Miles (656) and John Manibusan (655).
The tournament ends Sunday.
The USBC Womens Tournament in Reno saw a bit of history as Lisa Kelley of Wichita, Kan., made the trip to the 2014 United States Bowling Congress Women’s Championships for a reunion with her college teammates and walked away with much more as she rolled the 14th 299 game in tournament history on her way to the Division 1 singles lead Sunday afternoon.
The 40-year-old right-hander rolled games of 257 and 192 before making her run at the record books. A 2-pin on her final delivery cost her a chance at a perfect game, but her 748 series was just enough to sneak into the lead. Brandy Sanderson, of Bossier City, La., took the singles lead earlier in the day with 743.
On the men’s side of the USBC Open Tournament in Reno, from the time his flight landed in Reno on Tuesday morning, Graham Fach of Urbana, Ohio, was on the move, and that included a quick stop at his hotel, a to-go order at Denny’s, a quick march down center aisle at the National Bowling Stadium and a record performance at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships.
The 22-year-old left-hander barely had time to look around and admire the grandeur of the NBS before hitting the lanes at the one-of-a-kind venue for the first time, and three hours later, he polished off the ninth perfect game and first 800 series of the 2014 event.
Fach rolled games of 290, 246 and 300 for an 836 series and helped Donovan’s Bunch, of Painted Post, N.Y., to games of 1,223, 1,116 and 1,212 for a 3,551 team total, the second-highest score in 111 years of USBC Open Championships history. Motion Plus Lanes, of Cudahy, Wis., leads regular team this year with a record score of 3,561.
So for those of us, both men and ladies, you can see what you are shooting for.
Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela, a 19-time winner on the PBA Tour, notched his third career PBA50 Tour title Tuesday by winning the season-opening Pasco County Open at Lane Glo Bowl.
In a battle between two Hall of Famers, Monacelli defeated 37-time PBA Tour winner Norm Duke, of Clermont, Fla., bowling in his first PBA50 event, 259-190, in the championship match.
It sure didn’t take Duke very long to make his presence known on the PBA50 Tour.
Our association manager will be out of the area through Saturday, attending the USBC Convention, and again May 1-9. If you require any assistance during her absence, feel free to contact Connie White at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rod Kensinger at email@example.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