|Dan Martin and Mark Zerucha topped
all teams at the 2017 Portage County USBC BA Handicap
Doubles Tournament at Kent Lanes on November 4.
Mark's 245-265 in the two game finals allowed them to
cruise into the top spot by an 81 pin margin over the top
qualifying team of Lloyd
Ables and Josh
Wilson. Martin and Zerucha shared a nice
first place prize of $800. Second place finishers
Ables and Wilson split $400.
The tournament featured a 26 teams who bowled 4 games across 8 lanes. The top four teams then played two more games to determine the final prize order. Finishing third was the duo of Jeff Kelly and Russ Renkel followed by the team of Kyle Koeppl and Thomas Humphries. Also winning a paycheck for finishing in the fifth spot was the team of Jessica Potteiger and Jolson French.
Some of the excellent scores in the qualifying round were (in no particular order): Ryan Roderick 254, Brandon Manhard 278, Lloyd Ables 279-269, Logan Manhard 266, Josh Wilson 278, Kyle Koeppl 279, Jeff Kelly 278, Mark Zerucha 258-256, Dan Schueller 257-257, Rich Moore 268, Pat Adolph 279-257-257, and Jessica Potteiger 259. The best series for the first three games was 793 by both Lloyd Ables and Pat Adolph. The best four game series was 1025 by Pat Adolph.
In the four game finals, besides Zerucha's fine games there were Jeff Kelley's 265 and Lloyd Ables' 267.
The Portage County Handicap Singles Tournament is next Sunday, November 12 at 1:00 at Spins Bowl Kent (formerly Bill White's Twin Star Lanes).
The Portage County Handicap Doubles Tournament will be contested at Kent Lanes on Saturday, Nov 4 at Kent Lanes. You can get an entry form here.
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