The city tournament results are in and there was some pretty good bowling at Circle Bowl for this year’s two-weekends of play.
In the Open Championships, the Hole In The Ball Pro Shop No. 2 won with 2,846, with Mike and the Boys second at 2,822. The Young & Old took scratch team honors at 2,780.
Jessica McLin and Curtis Laird finished tied with Dick Loudenslager and Craig Conley in handicap doubles on a star-studded leaderboard at 1,484. Chad Broussard and Jacob Garretson were third at 1,474, but their very strong 1,437 scratch total won that division.
Leroy Pulliam shot a handicap singles total of 806 to win that division with Stephen Tomchek at 770 and Allen Cope and David Poe tied for third at 768. Cope’s total was with no handicap and that won the handicap division.
In all-events, Vance Baldwin won both handicap (2,228) and scratch (2,165, 240.5 average) divisions.
In the women’s city championships, All-Star Ladies won the handicap team at 2,875, with the Bayou Belles the scratch winner at 2,436. Mary Palisi and Emma Delatte took handicap doubles at 1,474, ahead of Kristy Koontz and Sarah Broussard at 1,407. The team of Kim Springfield and Mary Mansur took scratch doubles with another final total of 1,320.
Carlton Simpson won handicap singles in the women’s competition at 753, while Dawn Amedee took second in handicap with 747, and her scratch singles total of 707 won that competition.
In all-events it was Relekah May taking top handicap honors with 2,172, six pins better than Palisi, while Mansur again repeated as city champ in scratch all-events with a nine-game total of 1,956 (217.3 average).
In the Youth Championships, the all-events handicap champions were as follows: Bantams — Hunter Distefano (2,190) and Faye Grather (2,154); Preps — Logan Freeman (2,239) and Cadence Cagnolatti (2,339); Juniors — Gabriel Eunice (2,438) and Delaney Charowhas (2,145); and, Major-Seniors – Aaron August (2,270) and Theresa Deleon (2,270).
The scratch city champions for nine-games in Division I were Austin Bertrand with a 1,953 (217 average) and Keondra Eaton (1,930, 214 average) and Aaron August (1,559) and Ashtyn Yoches (1,211) in Division II.
There are a lot of divisions and other results from the tournaments that can be found at GreaterBatonRougeUSBC.com.
We are coming up on another BR Singles tournament on the weekend of Dec. 5-6 at Circle Bowl. It will be interesting to see how the entry goes after a big tournament in August, an event that was moved from its normal July spot it occupied for years.
Entry blanks are available in the bowling centers.
Circle Bowl will be closed on Thanksgiving, but All-Star Lanes will be open on Thanksgiving beginning at 3 p.m. for working off any holiday calories. They will also have a Thanksgiving 9-pin No-Tap Tournament at 4 and 6:30 p.m.
Circle will have free bowling for First Responders and their families on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Check with the center for more information.
Premier Lanes in Gonzales will be open as well on Thanksgiving.
Honor roll notes
Lots of great scores but I think first off has to be 93-year-old Homer Jackson who had a 509 series, almost 100 pins over his 138 average. That’s really pretty great. Congrats.
Brian Yoches had a 300 game with a strong 832 series of (267, 268, 300), while Chad Broussard, B. J. Autin, Cullen Vincellette and Greg Snee all had 300 games during the reporting period. Senior bowler Brian Von Gruben had a 202 triplicate for a 606 series. Diane Domingue had the best series for the women with 712 (289), while Daniel Bailey had 630 to lead the youth leagues and Loyd Hutchinson had 662 to lead senior league bowlers.
Back with you in two weeks on Dec. 8 as we preview the start of the 2015-16 television schedule for the PBA Tour. Until then, good luck and good bowling.