THe Black Oak Classic League supplied both the best and the best-of-the-worst teams in the 2013 Tournament of Champions and Cellar Dwellers Tournament.
The Cooks Bowling Supply team won the championship as Rick Bates, Jim Kraft, Bruce Cramer, Steve Munson and Freddy Irvin combined for 3,387 pins. Bates was tops at 722 set. The team will share $1,000.
The Situation team from the CrossPoint league was second at 3,373 as Mary and Glenn Mount, Wanda Perkins, George Roush and David Castro shared $700. Castro's 684 series led the team. Team Alcaraz from the SIRs league was third (3,345), earning $500. Rick Brown had a 676 set. Vern Masse, Chuck Schoup, Karl Vonspreckelsen and Frank Alcaraz rounded out the team.
In the 2013 Cellar Dwellers tourney, Skin Asylum, also from the Black Oak Classic, rolled a 3,460 to win the $600 first prize. Steve Munson, Jake Hall, Rick Bates, Stephanie Walton and Freddy Irvin make up the team, and Irvin was the top bowler at 777 on games of 288-269-220. Munson threw in a 749.
The 1-Nation team from the Federal league scored the second spot after tallying a 3,385. Team members sharing the $400 prize include Don Verastegui, Stephen Roy, Jason Hardenbergh, Tim Roy and Paul Frank. In third, the LJ Linder team from the Black Oak Classic league posted a 3,350 score and took home $300. Randi Blomdahl, Mike Toso, Mike Wolf, James Brodie and Donnie McKinney combined for the total.
The Swickard team with Deana, Gary and Mike took the top place in the Mixed Kegler Trio Tournament at McHenry scoring a 2,420. Mike had a no-tap 819 on games of 241, 278. 300. Rolling into second was Ann Zuidema, Anja DeBoer and Jesse Corralez with a 2,383. In third were Ken Thomas, Bre Sandoval and David Brown (2,379).
Janet Spooner topped the women's prize list in the Senior Fun Day Tournament at McHenry with her 886. Bernice Smith was second (869) and Juanita Hickman third at (859). On the men's list, Harold Walker led the field with his 853 with Marion Roberts (845) and Earl (836) next.
This Friday, the 55 and Older No-Tap rolls at Yosemite at 1 p.m. Check-in is at 12:30.
For scratch bowlers the May Six-Gamer runs Sunday at noon at Yosemite. Check-in is at 11. The field will compete on the Carmen Salvino oil pattern.
The 64th Peach Classic Tournament at McHenry is gearing up for its 10-weekend run. The kick-off squad is this Saturday at noon.
The Peach is one of the largest singles tournaments in the country and bowls every weekend through July 28. It's a five-game handicap event, with seven separate prizes list. Last year's prize fund totaled nearly $25,000 with a guaranteed prize fund this year of $20,000. Squads are at noon, 2:30, and 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Additional holiday squads will also be Monday and on July 4-5.
Dallas Kadry is an employee of McHenry Bowl; reach her at or at (209) 571-2695.