Akron Lanes Bowling Tournaments & Sweepers
The next Traveling Seniors’ Tournament (55+) is at Bill Whites Twin Star Lanes on November 17th. Sponsored by the Greater Akron Bowling Proprietors Association (they add $5 for every entry, i.e. 50 entries = $250 added to prize fund). Only $20 to bowl and pays off from $125 -$150. Get to the lanes before 11:30am to secure your spot in this excellent paying tournament!
October Sunday Sweeper Series
The Sunday Sweeper on Oct 16th had 49 bowlers, & paid 12 spots.
Congrats to Timothy Voytko for winning the Scratch Sweeper ($550) beating Vicktor D Varner (210) in the title match 266-233, Tim beat Keith Lang ($150) 300-257 in the semifinal match and Keith beat Jason Bowles ($100) 256-244 in the first stepladder match. 12th place was $40.
September Sunday Sweeper Series
In our September Sunday Sweeper on Sept 18th, we had 28 entries. Kyle Condrick qualified 4th and was beaten in the first match by Jason Boyles 278-212. Jason bowled Kimani Smith in the second match, with Kimani moving foward. Kimani stepped up to face another Smith – Brandon Smith. Brandon prevailed to win 1st place. Thank You to ALL of our Sweeper Bowlers!
- Brandon Smith ($350)
- Kimani Smith ($180)
- Jason Boyles ($100)
- Kyle Condrick ($75)
- Brandon Westerfield ($50)
- Ray Cook ($40)
- Billy Beeler ($40)
Midwest Scratch Bowlers Series – September 25, 2016 @ Akron Lanes
Congrats to Steven Waters for winning his first MSBS title at the MSBS Akron Open over Joe Bailey. Joe was also the top qualifier after six games today. Great bowling, guys!
Bill White’s Akron Lanes and Twin Star Lanes 11th Annual 300/800 Tournament was won by 66 year old Terry Ware. To participate in this no-entry-fee tournament a bowler must have rolled a 300 game or an 800 series during regular league play between August 1st, 2015 and July 31st, 2016.
Akron Lanes paid out over $6000 prize money at no cost to these bowlers. All 86 bowlers bowled a three game set, and the top 16 moved to semi-finals where they bowled 2 more games to qualify for the four person stepladder finals.
#3 seeded Billy Allshouse defeated #4 seeded Jim Wells 240 – 192. Billy went on to bowl #2 seeded Adam Pramik from Cuyahoga Falls and lost in a close 279 – 267 match. Adam moved on to bowl #1 seeded Terry Ware of Barberton. Not as many strikes this game, but Terry hung on to defeat Adam 209 – 195 for $500 1st Place prize. Adam received $350 for his runner-up finish. Last place #86 received $50.
Akron Lanes 300/800 Tournament
Higgins Scores “4 peat” in State Queen’s tournament held at Akron Lanes:
Former Canton Resident Jennifer Higgins went undefeated to capture her fourth consecutive Ohio Queens title at Bill White’s Akron Bowl over the weekend. The former Team USA player who now hails from the Central Ohio area, went through the Winners bracket undefeated to grab the top seed in the step-ladder finals.
In the step-ladder finals she defeated fourth seeded Melissa Van Dyke of Cleveland who was attempting to go all the way through the step-ladder field to the title. The southpaw Van Dyke opened the step-ladder finals with a 253-228 victory over Amber Sells, Van Dyke striking on seven of her last eight balls. This brought into the fray 2000 Queens champion Kari Watson of Dayton. The match was never in doubt as Van Dyke tossed the front eight strikes to coast to a 268-193 victory. Second seeded Andrea Behr who was the last person to suffer their first defeat in the winners bracket was next up. A late turkey by Van Dyke sealed the feat of Behr 194-184. In the title match, the tall Higgins tossed a five bagger mid match, but then Van Dyke threw a four-bagger late to force Higgins to toss a strike on her first ball in the tenth, which she did for the 235-228 win. The top Akron area player in the field was Nikki Stiteler of Medina, who lost in the second round of the winners bracket to Cincinnati’s Stacey Fehr daughter of PBA champion Steve Fehr and Nancy Amlung Fehr. Stiteler then went into the losers bracket of the double-elimination event where she defeated Carly Graham, and Jamie Beard before losing to Blair Blumenscheid. Erin Jackson of Portage County was also knocked into the losers bracket by Fehr, she then won one match in the losers bracket before being sidelined by Kristie Hegedus. Barberton High School graduate Denise (Spencer) Hauenstein lost to Shannon DeWitt before defeating Heidi Sanders and losing to Jamie Beard.
Stiteler was one of four ladies to fire a 300 game, doing it in the first game of match play. She fired 548 for her first two games of match play. This was the 30th annual Queens tournament, which began in 1986 and was won by Vicki Montgomery of Akron. This was Higgins, fifth overall win, she also captured the title in 2008 as Jennifer Petrick.
By David Miller. Ohio Bowling News