Regional and National Professional Bowlers will be in the area this coming weekend to compete in the Twin Oaks PBA Southwest Regional Tournament at the Twin Oaks Bowling Center.
The event kicks off Friday with a practice session during the afternoon and a mini-sweeper where local bowlers can compete for a chance to access the tournament for free.
The real action begins Saturday morning when the first team of bowlers hit the lanes for eight qualifying games.
The B team will follow in the afternoon and on Saturday evening the amateurs will have the opportunity to play with the pros in the Pro-Am.
Based on the number of entries, the best qualifiers will be back on Sunday morning to try to qualify for match play.
Spectators are always welcome, but you’ll need some ID from the DOD to enter Fort Sill, so be prepared.
For details, contact Twin Oaks Bowling Center.
Not a skyrocketing month to score so far as this week’s high streak missed the mark by 3 sticks with Matt Ray’s effort of 697.
Ray had games of 259, 236 and 202 to complete the series while playing in the Roudy Bunch league.
Tanya Biscaino’s top 242 game for the ladies was also a product of that league and Teri Jester had a total of 591 top ladies series games in the Entertainers League.
Another thing to note, it was nice to see some of our young bowlers in the lineup this week, Andrew Briggs with Andrew McCann and his new wife Kaitlyn McCann, all under the age of 22.
No-tapping action is always hot with Shirley Hanley leading her Summer Socialites No-Tap with a 799 on games of 243, 256 and 300.
And leading the No-Tappers on Tuesday was David Fishbeck with 805 while Bob Carter had a good game with the league’s lone 300 no-tap of the day.
Results Colorama Senior 9 pins No-Tap
Mike Peckinpaugh started the day in search of victory with a 300 go-to game and after games of 264 and 241, finished him in first place with 838.
Second place went to Cle Cox for an 833, followed by Ernie McAllister with 825 thanks to a 290 for Game 3, and Don Ginter Jr. took last place with 818.
Shirley Hanley was still there with an 821 which rose to 238, 298 and 207 to win the first female prize, followed by Karin Monahan’s 738 and Barbara Ellis’ 718.
Peckinpaugh, 805 and Hanley, 743, finished one and two for the Scratch Singles event.
(Gm 1, 1st) Carl Christman / Sam Bowman, 577
(Gm 1, 2nd) Lucy Alvarez / Bob Henderson, 562
(Gm 2, 1st) Charline Paslay / Chick Ellis, 569
(Gm 2, 2nd) Carl Christman / Sam Bowman, 523
(GM 3, 1st) Ernie McAllister / Randy Travis, 597
(GM 3, 2nd) Becky Payette / Don Ginter Jr., 567
Don Ginter Jr., Sam Bowman, Duncan McDonald
21 Jackpot: Carl Christman (7 + 6 + 9 = 22): no winner
Match Play: Marshall Miller (XXX): WINNER
Prize draw: Duncan McDonald (required 7, obtained 7): WINNER
Waldo: Shirley Hanley (with hairpin – left 4): no winner
Waldo: Shirley Hanley (no hairpin – left 4-7-9): No winner
Thunderbird Lanes welcomes the Senior 9-Pin No-Tap Colorama every Friday afternoon, starting at 1 p.m.
The event is open to all bowlers with verifiable averages and aged 50 and over.
Faustner crowned 3rd Po-Boy summer champion
Summer Po-Boy number three is on the books with 22 bowlers on hand for the competition.
Marc Cotledge of Altus qualified first over parts of 245 and 278 with a 523.
Duncan McDonald got 237 and 231 for the second seat with 495, Tony Faustner shot 205 and 235 for 490 for the third and Matt Ray won games of 203 and 257 for a 487 and a fourth.
The remaining bowlers to advance to the single elimination bracket in match play were Kaleb Phillips, 483, Mike Wilson, 480, Steve Lindsay, 473 and Sam Bowman, 451.
Please note that all series totals include handicap.
Round of 16: Cotledge beat Bowman, 259-220, Phillips beat Ray 225-201, Faustner beat Wilson, 207-181, and Lindsay beat McDonald, 237-228.
Cotledge didn’t back down and closed a 64-pin deficit to advance to the final against Phillips 203-184 and Faustner took the win over Lindsay 230-224 to prepare for the final game of the night.
Cotledge was one of only two participants at this week’s event to have a zero bowling handicap, entering an average of 220.
The finals saw Cotledge wrestle with the carry with a score of 207 as Faustner seemed to have found some steam and shot 234 scratch (259 handicap) to win the coveted Po-Boy title.
Keep in mind that Po-Boy events now take place on Monday evenings at Thunderbird Lanes. Registration fees will remain at only $ 25 per person.
The event will start at 7 p.m. Please register early to avoid delays.