Two elements made the tournament especially appealing: its nine-pin no-tap format (knocking down nine pins on the first ball counted as a strike); and the worthy cause: proceeds went toward youth scholarship awards.
It’s was Julian Lopez’s first tournament. The 8-year-old began with a case of butterflies but soon got over it, striking and high fiving with his senior partner Anita Hendrickson. Four bowlers – seniors Jim Padilla and Duane Wilson, and youths Tim Barton and Justin Van Dicken – earned perfect no-tap 300 games.
Top finishers and scholarship winners (youth and senior):
Scratch (no handicap) Division A: Ashley Jones and Keith Jones.
Scratch (no handicap) Division B: Guy Wallace and Jack Disney
Division A (handicap) scholarship winners:
First: Toni Ann Lupo and Allison Clegg; Second: Taylor Sylva and Duane Wilson; Third: AJ Collins and Bob Damico; Fourth: Connor Wax and Jerry Marshall; Fifth: Alexa Sylva and Jim Padilla; Sixth: DJ Throntveit and Mike Kaufman.
Division B (handicap) scholarship winners:
First: Austin Harden and Lou Bailey; Second: Emma Becerra and Anne Wangeman; Third: Sean Strachan and Jim McInnes; Fourth: Mikey White and Nick Bogovich; Fifth: Patrick Dabatos and Maddie Brickwedel; Sixth: Shelby Throntveit and Bert Bertolero.
– Contributed by Bob Damico