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Manibusan tops Men’s tourney with 741 score

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The unofficial scores for the ninth annual Men’s Tournament have John Manibusan winning Division 1 singles with a score of 741. He posted games of 216-267-258.

Jerry Glessner took first place in Division 2 with a handicap score of 668.

J.J. Chapman topped division 3 with a handicap score of 756.

In men’s Division 3 doubles, Russell Meier and Glessner had a combined score of 1,340.

In the women’s event, Suzie Wollek led the singles in Division 2 with a handicap score of 549.

Division 3 saw Trudy Johnson posting a handicap score of 633.

Wollek and Bert Hitt teamed up for a handicap score of 1,316 to top Division 3.

Other scores can be found at www.bowlkilleenforthood.org.


Congratulations are in order for the ladies of Harker Heights High School who captured the State High School Championship at Bandera Bowl in San Antonio.

The Lady Knights defeated Copperas Cove, Texas City and McKinney Boyd in the brackets segment.

The final set between McKinney Boyd and Harker Heights saw the Lady Knights roll 197-172-199 against McKinney Boyd with 152-195-192. Heights needed two strikes in the 10th frame of game three and freshman anchor bowler Sierra Ciesiolka came through under that pressure.


The PBA50 Tour will make its 2014 debut April 12-15 when Lane Glo Bowl hosts the Pasco County Open in New Port Richey, Fla. Among the field of 100 or so players will be another PBA Hall of Famer making his PBA50 debut.

Norm Duke of Clermont, Fla., turned 50 on Tuesday. Duke, who still holds the PBA record as the youngest player ever to win a PBA Tour title, will join the ranks of 50-and-older players 31 years after that memorable event.

Duke was 18 years and 345 days old when he defeated Tom Milton of St. Petersburg, Fla., 238-204, to win the 1983 Cleveland Open.

“I’m going to be prepared. I’m not going to approach this like it’s retirement,” he said. “It’s something I’ll take very seriously. I’m not going just to play; I’m going to compete


A clutch ninth-frame spare by reigning PBA Player of the Year Jason Belmonte followed by three equally clutch 10th-frame strikes in the Baker team finale by Parker Bohn III gave L.A. X a 5-1 victory over the defending PBA League champion New York City WTT KingPins and a berth in the 2014 Elias Cup finals.

I was hoping for Pete Weber and his team the New York City WTT Kingpins would win and move on, but when Belmonte left the 3-4-7-10 split in the ninth frame, and converted the difficult spare sealed their victory.

I have to agree with Randy Pedersen, Scott Norton probably should have been anchor for the KingPins.

Three teams remain in the quest for the 2014 PBA Elias Cup, and that number will be reduced to two after actor/comedian Kevin Hart’s Philadelphia Hitmen meet the Silver Lake Atom Splitters owned by “Nerdist” creator and television personality Chris Hardwick, in the final PBA League semifinal battle Sunday on ESPN at noon.

Sunday’s winner will meet L.A. Clippers star Chris Paul’s L.A. X (Mika Koivuniemi, E.J. Tackett, Andres Gomez, Jason Belmonte and Parker Bohn III) in the Elias Cup championship match on ESPN April 13. L.A. X emerged with a 5-1 victory over the defending PBA League champion New York City WTT KingPins, owned by tennis legend Billie Jean King, to earn its berth in the Elias Cup Finals.


The next PBA Southwest Regional stop will be April 11-13 at the PBA Firelake Grand Casino Hotel Resort in Shawnee, Okla.

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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