Rick Shawver posted a tournament high 299 en route to an 823 series to take top honors in this years LBA -Bowled Solutions 700 Tournament. Rich Schefft found the mark to capture the handicap 700 title.
165 bowlers particiapted in this years tournament featuring many of the top bowlers in the LBA. Nautical Lanes played host to the tournament and bowlers were greeted with the new state of the art Brunswick automatic scoring system and 40" high def monitors. Lorain's own 'Brooke Bowling' was on hand greeting bowlers Saturday nite selling 50/50 chances, Nautical Lanes partnered with our friends from Miller Lite/Coors so plenty of specials and prizes also were part of the festivities. The 700 Tourny committee headed by Don Sagert provided post bowling pizza and pop and plenty of door prizes and surprises made this 700 tournament memorable for all the bowlers and fans on hand.
Other tourny highlights included Billy Mannillo firing a high game leading 280; only to be surpassed by Rick's 299 the last game of his set.
The class of 2012 LBA Hall of Famers were announced in a pre-warm up announcement ceremony, with Dempsey Miller greeted and presented his recogntion letter by his son Sean, Hall member Al Frazier Jr. presented his brother Mark with the news and Pete Shullick was welcomed by his father Al. Ed Hromada rounds out this years class.
Thanks go out to all the bowlers and fans for their support of the 50/50 raffle, all proceeds will support Lorain Youth bowling through the LBA Scholarship fund.
Bowled Solutions presented their sponsor award to Rick after the session as tourny champion and Griips glove supporter.
Focus now turns to the LBA City Tournament coming up in two weeks. Get your entries in now!
Good bowling and check back in the next day or so for last weeks highlights from around the LBA