Kyle Courtroul, a Beyer High senior, teamed up with his mom and stepdad to take the title in two divisions of the 2nd Annual Modesto USBC Junior/Adult Tournament just completed at Yosemite Lanes.
Courtroul and Chris Marckese won the A Division with a score of 1,577. He then bowled with mom Stacey Marckese to finish first in the B Division with a combined score of 1,460.
Joseph and mom Jackie Fried topped the C Division, posting a 1,312 score. Divisions were based on the team average. Youth winners will receive scholarships for their efforts.
In the Family Adult Doubles Tournament, Garrad Marsh teamed with stepson Chris Marckese to win the A Division with a 1,413 score. Jim Marksman and daughter Jamie made the top spot in the B Division with a 1,434 score. C Division winners were the husband and wife team of Danny and Glenda Donovan, combining to roll a 1,447 set.
NINE LOCALS HAVE QUALIFIED as division winners to represent Modesto in the State Bowler-to-Veteran link Tournament to be held next spring. Qualifying was run along with the city doubles events, either bowling independently or using the scores from the doubles.
Division winners in the men's category were Mike Chase (Classic), Tom Smithwick (A) and Bill Baker (B). For the women, winners were Kelly Lewis (Classic), Dondra Drumond (A), Betty Gerritsen (B), Terry Roach (C), Liz Sakuma (D) and Virginia Higle (E). Scratch scores were used for the division winners, and handicap scores were used for a money prize list.
On the money list for the men, Mike Chase topped the list at a 780 score. Bill Baker finished second with a 745, with Adrian Davila's 738 at third. Dondra Drumond won the women's side registering a 700 set. Jamie Marksman finished at 674 for second, and Stacey Marckese posted a 673 for a close third.
ON A SAD NOTE, CHERYL ADRIAN, past president of the Modesto Women's Bowling Association, lost her battle with cancer recently. Adrian served on many committees and held several offices, including the presidency for two terms. She served as a member of the Modesto Bowling Council and was a dedicated spokesperson for bowling.
Those who bowled and worked with her in the association will remember her positive attitude and ever-present smile. Adrian was an avid bowler for many years along with her husband Jack.
WAYNE GARBER IS BACK on the tournament trail after his knee injuries this past summer. Rolling in the PBA West Region Cedar Lanes Open in Fresno, Garber won three of six matches to finish eighth, taking home $750.
Margaret Taddei is still on a roll, winning the women's side of the McHenry Crazy Hat Halloween Tournament with a score of 916. She's won the last two local no-tap events, the McHenry/Black Oak Trip Tournament and the Yosemite Senior No-Tap.
Gin Quinton placed second with an 844, with Wilma Tolliver third at 815. On the men's list, Joe Auria with his 924 series earned the top honors. Claude Ham was second after rolling a 919 set that included a no-tap 300 game. Rod Hirtzell was third with an 889. Fritz Klatt also recorded a no-tap 300.
The November Scratch 6-Gamer is rolling at Yosemite on Sunday starting at noon. Check-in is at 11 a.m. This is only one of two remaining qualifiers for the year-end Tournament of Champions set for Dec. 30. The event will use the PBA Scorpion oil pattern.
The NC Junior Bowling Tour is making a stop at McHenry on Sunday for the Modesto Championship. Check-in is at 8:45 a.m., with six games of qualifying starting at 10 a.m. Call Eric Hattrup at 925-812-1210 to hold your spot.
Dallas Kadry can be reached at email@example.com or 571-2695.