Tuesday, February 21, 2012

LBA Tourney's Completed, Bowlers set sights on State, National and PBA Events

Avon Lake's Nautical Lanes presented a good warm up for upcoming bowling tournaments including the Ohio USBC State Tournament in Toledo, USBC Nationals in Baton Rouge and the PBA Central Region Championships Tounament.  The 2012 Lorain USBC 800, 700 and City Championships tournaments concluded this past weekend at Nautical Lanes.  A challenging condition should be viewed as a good warm up for the upcoming tournament schedule.  I'd like to recognize actual tournament winners in this writing;  Joe Gummo in the 800, Rick Shawver in the 700 and Brad Saegert who walked away with Singles and All-Events titles in the City tournament. More tournament results will be posted once the scores are finalized.

From all the feedback we received; the 2012 LBA tournaments surpassed most bowlers expections; new automatic scoring, fun, well run tournaments will set the tone for upcoming LBA events and tournaments.  Planning is already underway for next years events.

LBA members Rick Zakrajsek and Chris Loschetter competed in last weekends PBA Don Johnson Tournament in Columbus, congrats to both bowlers as Chris finished in the top 20 (16th) and Rick a respectable 52nd place finish out of over 100 bowlers.  Losch moves on this week to compete in the US Championships in New Jersey.  Rick will be busy organizing the PBA Baldo Campana Central Regional Tournament to be held May 18-20 at Rebmans.  Qualifiers are currently scheduled for all local bowlers to take their shot in qualifying for the touranment, Look for entry forms at your local centers.

Some local highlights recently include:  Bryan Saladin and Craig Phillips firing their first 700's.
Dennis Gabrie and Calvin Coleman were close to perfect- shooting 11 in a row.
And just in Rick Shawver shot 300 last night in 'The Classic' League.   Good Shooting to all!

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