The 29th Annual Tournament of Champions finished up Sunday at McHenry Bowl and the official prize list has been posted.
Representing the Wednesday Mixed 5's league, the MoJo's team placed first with a 3,446 total.
Team captain Jim Martin and Tim Sereno paced the team with 693 sets. Tom Worsham added a nice 660 series to the mix. Rhonda Worsham (478) and Angie Martin (343) rounded out the team roster. The team qualified for 569 pins handicap for their winning total, and will share the $1,000 first-place prize.
Missing the top spot by a spare or two was the second-place team 10-4 Communications from the Black Oak Casino Classic league. Captained by Jason Dewar, the team tallied a 3,421 total. Dewar was high with a 736 set, and teammates Freddy Irvin (726), Bill Hamilton (718), Milo Coronado (651) and Paul Shafer (590) completed the team lineup.
The Take it out n Slamit finished in the third spot with 3,351. Lydia Herd captained the team from the Suburban league. A second Black Oak Classic team, the Garry Found, DDS team captained by Dave Ramsey, placed fourth with a 3,330. Rounding out the top five was Dorothy Pollard's team, The Traveler's, in the Midweek Madness league with a score of 3,295.
RUTH'S AVON TEAM from the Suburban League topped the McHenry Cellar Dwellers Tournament with a score of 3,200.
Team captain Ruth Johnson and team members Teresa Wancewicz, Marina Traynor, Jonny DeJesus and John Siler had 2,388 in pinfall, and added 812 pins handicap to come up with the winning score. The team will share the $600 first-place prize.
Bob Selover's The Hoo Ya's team from the Prime Timers placed second at 3,188. Selover was joined by wife Lita, Elfriede Luna, and John and Martha Dovolis. Team 11, captained by Claudelle Bonaccinie, finished third.
AFTER MAJOR INJURIES and two knee surgeries last summer, Wayne Garber is back and stronger then ever.
Garber brought home the title in the PBA West Region AMF Visalia Open this past weekend and earned $2,500. Garber qualified 22nd out of 36 advancers at a 1,843 total.
In the semifinals he moved up to eighth, holding a 3,054 total. During the single-elimination match-play finals, Garber won his first two sets and then meet Craig Donaldson from Clovis in the third round. Garber rolled a 279 against Donaldson's 256 and advanced to meet Wayne Webb of Sacramento in the title match. Garber edged out the win by a single pin, 237 to 236, to take the title.
Mary Eccleston won the women's side of the Senior No-tap at McHenry scoring a 925 set. Eccleston, a 135 average, rolled no-tap games of 230-215-252, plus her handicap of 228 for the win. In second was Glenda Olsen with a 854. Carol Riggs finished third with a 826 total. On the men's side, Glenn Jackson topped the list with a 878 series. Louie Taddei placed second with a 859, followed by Dennis McKinney (838) in third.
A Senior No-tap will be rolling Friday at Yosemite at 1 p.m. Check-in is at 12:30.
Short summer leagues are starting this week at both bowling centers. Call Wayne at Yosemite 524-9161 or Pam or Dave at McHenry 571-2695 for information.
Dallas Kadry can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 571-2695