Thursday, July 24, 2014

Fort bowlers earn aggregate banner

Here’s hoping the out-of-town bowlers enjoyed the food while they were here over the weekend.
That’s because those from the host community weren’t exactly hospitable on the lanes.

Fort Frances took first place in five of the six divisions, and garnered a slew of individuals honours, to capture the banner in a landslide at the annual Sunset Country Aggregate tournament.
The local contingent finished with 58 points—more than doubling the runners-up from Kenora with 29.
Dryden finished third overall with 19 points while Balmertown brought up the rear (12).
“It was a great weekend, in spite of the delays,” said tournament spokesperson Shirley Jensson, referring to lane problems that caused Saturday’s action to take two hours longer to complete than planned.
“Thanks to all the towns for the awesome participation,” she added.
“I hope everyone had a good time, renewed old acquaintances, made some new friends, and left with great memories.”
The quintet of Debbie Armstrong, Missy Wilson, Patti Fraser, June Wood, and Cheryl Goldamer won the ladies’ handicap team event with a total pinfall of 7,986, well ahead of second-place Dryden (7,403).
Jensson teamed up with Tamara Beyak, Kathy Bois, and Toni Benning to take the ladies’ scratch team event with a 6,444 total, beating out Kenora in second (6,333).
And the mixed handicap team event belonged to the Fort crew of Len Noonan, Armstrong, Goldamer, Mike Behan, and Robert Bombay, who topped the standings with an 8,186 total.
Kenora was a distant second at 7,760.
In the mixed scratch team event, the Fort group of Ken Dick, Benning, Bois, Rick Stamarski, and Bill Plumridge rolled to victory with a 7,264 total—way up on second-place Balmertown (6,701).
Behan then joined Jeff Watts, Dave Robar, Tylar Wilson, and Jordan Sokoliuk to capture the men’s scratch team event with a 7,379 total—well ahead of second-place Dryden (7,001).
The only division not dominated by Fort Frances was the men’s handicap team, which saw Fort Frances finish third at 7,744 behind Kenora (8,061) and Dryden (7,846).
That team included Rich Walton, Rob Paterson, Don Wood, Ben Hands, and Darren Revus.
When it came to singles’ awards, Watts was tops in the men’s scratch with a 1,714 total over seven games while Behan was third (1,577).
Armstrong accomplished the same feat in the ladies’ handicap division with a winning total of 1,780.
That also included the high four-game block of any bowler (male or female) during the weekend with a total of 1,088.
Fraser was second with a 1,743 total while Armstrong (because she bowled on two teams) was third at 1,719.
Behan, meanwhile, finished second in the men’s handicap division with a 1,755 total over seven games—just short of winner Mike Pavey from Kenora (1,773).
And bcause she bowled for two teams, Benning finished both second and fourth in the ladies’ scratch singles division with totals of 1,446 and 1,374, respectively.
Terri Hamilton of Balmertown was tops at 1,534.
Finally, Fort Frances swept the Mike Pavey Memorial Awards for high single games.
Taking the accolades were Watts with a 317 (men’s high single scratch), Benning with a 277 (ladies’ high single scratch), Fraser at 318 (ladies’ high single with handicap), and Walton at 304 (men’s high single with handicap).

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