By Ed Townsend
MONTICELLO March 18, 2005 The Monticello Elks No-Tap Scotch Doubles Tournament held on Saturday, March 12 at Kiamesha Lanes was another great success.
Some 50-plus couples competed in the event which was conducted by chairman George Kelly and co-chairman Roberta Yakin. Ronni and Pete Scannell also assisted on the tournament committee.
The champions of the 2005 tournament are Joan Redington and Tom Skiff Jr., who shot a 740 No-Tap series off singles games of 263, 255 and 222.
Second place honors went to Roberta Yakin and Rudy Belanchia, who shot a 713 No-Tap series off single games of 254, 230 and 229.
Finishing in third place were Lynn and Rich Winters, who rolled a 709 No-Tap series off single games of 197, 255 and 257.
The high No-Tap game of 288 was scored by Ronni Scannell and Kevin Stackhouse.
The No-Tap tournament features a strike with a nine-pin score.
Competitors enjoyed roast beef sandwiches, salads, ice cream and drinks at the Monticello Elks Lodge following the tournament.
USBC Team Challenge Series
To Hold Albany Tournament
Providing bowlers who enjoy mixed team play with a competitive tournament experience is the goal of the Storm United States Bowling Congress National Mixed Team Challenge Series, a test program currently being conducted by USBC.
The Storm USBC Mixed Team Challenge Series is being tested in six areas of the country with 11 one-day tournaments that combine regular and Baker format competition. The Baker format requires each member of a four-person team to alternate frames to combine for one score.
The Secoma Lanes team (Scott Haugen, Mandy Haugen, Louis Catiller and Kent Stockton) of Federal Way, Wash., recently won the fourth such event. The Secoma Lanes foursome topped a full field of 36 teams on March 6 at Pacific Lanes in Tacoma, Wash.
We liked the combination of regular and Baker format, said 44-year-old Scott Haugen. Bowling Baker was new to us and it kept things interesting. Its a great concept and we wouldnt hesitate to enter again.
Storm USBC Mixed Team Challenge events use a 90 percent handicap of 900 (combined average for four players). Any combination of men and women team members is allowed, but each team must have at least one woman player. Events are open to current ABC, WIBC or USBC members. However, PBA Tour exempt players are ineligible. The entry fee is $300 per team.