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Haywood’s Team wins Open tourney

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The 2013 Greater Killeen-Fort Hood USBC Association Open Tournament has concluded and there was some great scores posted.

Haywood’s Team held on to first place in the Division 1 team event with a score of 2,644.

Cream Sauce captured the Division 2 event with 2,574

Division 3 has Bock’s Team on top with 2,459.

Division 1 doubles has the family affair of Josh and Jim Maxson. Their combined score was 1,367.

Division 2 has J. Evans and B. Logan winning with 1,452.

In Division 3, Lorna and Rod Kensinger captured first place with 1,283.

The singles event had Jerry Clark winning Division 1 with a 702 series. Division 2 had Lonnie Willardson with a 685, and Division 3 was led by Jake Evans with an 811.

There were a few honor scores rolled, with Bryan Logan rolling a 289 in the doubles event. Andrew Holbert had a nice 723 series in the team event.

A complete listing of all scores can be found at www.bowlkilleenforthood.org.


The annual awards banquet and Christmas party will be held on Dec. 7 at the American Legion in Killeen. Awards for the Open Tournament will be presented along with other special awards

Tickets are $12 in advance, or $15 at the door.

There will be more on this as we get closer.


“The World,” a team of seven international stars, defeated an all-star team of American professionals to win the High 5 Gear PBA League Challenge: USA vs. The World, a special event that kicked off PBA World Series of Bowling V.

The international team won the Challenge with a 211-183 Baker team victory to conclude the special event, earning three points for the team win and a 4-2 victory in the competition, which featured a singles match, an alternate-ball doubles match and a Baker trio match.


Colombian native Clara Guerrero, now a U.S. citizen living in Pflugerville, wrote her own chapter in the PBA record book late Saturday when she joined Kelly Kulick of Union, N.J., and Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, N.Y., as the third woman ever to qualify for a nationally televised PBA Tour championship round. Guerrero, a 31-year-old right-hander, advanced from 10th place to fourth during Saturday night’s seven-game Cheetah Championship semifinal round to qualify fourth for the ESPN finals, which were conducted Saturday,for airing on Sunday, Dec. 1, at noon. 

Guerrero’s huge rally was even more impressive considering she started the semifinal round with a 189 game, falling farther off the pace, before finishing games of 244, 289, 213, 267, 278 and 277 to knock Craig Nidiffer of Trenton, Mich., out of the TV finals by 20 pins.

Guerrero has competed in the Southwest Region PBA Killeen Open.


The men’s travel league went to Waco last Sunday and there were a few changes in the standings.

First place in District 1 is Lake Air Wranglers with a record of 23.5 wins and 16.5 in the loss column.

District 2 is led by Max Attack Pro Shop with a record of 23-17. The league travels to Mel’s Lone Star Lanes on Nov. 17.


I got my new edition of Bowlers Journal in the mail today and all I can say is “WOW.”

It celebrates its 100 years in print and covers 300 pages. I just skimmed through it and it’s packed with history, stories and articles by some of their best writers.

If you don’t subscribe or have a friend willing to share, you will miss out on a great effort by Luby Publishing Inc.

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 wrightdk@hot.rr.com

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