The Butte USBC City Bowling Championships were held recently at the Star Lanes. The Championships consisted of the 16th Annual USBC City Open Tournament and 9th Annual Women’s USBC Singles Tournament.
A complete recap summary for the tournament can be found below and on the Butte USBC Facebook and website (ButteUSBC.com). The top winners for this year’s Open and Women’s tournament are:
Team Event – Jim’s Bar #3, Division 1 and Men’s Honor Team, Division 2
Doubles Event – Cody Cunningham / Steven Honer, Div. 1 and Michael Gribben / Leroy Lee , Div. 2
Singles Event – Dion Sommer, Division 1 and Debbie Martinich, Division 2
Scratch All Events – Joe Martinich, Divison 1 and Leroy Lee, Division 2
Handicap All Events – Bob Buck, Division 1 and Nick Piazzola, Division 2
Women’s Singles Tournament – Brenda Shaffer, Division 1 and Patsy Stanton, Division 2
Every year the Butte Bowling Association sponsors a men’s and women’s honor team made up of some of our oldest active bowlers. This year’s men’s honor team, which won the Division 2 team title, was made up of Chuck Pewitt, Ray Marshall, Galen Rich, and Leroy Lee. Joan Murphy, Judy Gustavsen, Char Erwin, and Vonnie Dahlman made up the women’s honor team.
The high game of the Open tournament was a 300 rolled by Keith Meagor and Denton Martinich, and the high scratch series was 827 rolled by Christopher Doyle. The high game of the Women’s tournament was 267 by Brenda Shaffer, who also had the high scratch series of 748.
This year’s championship tournament was made up of 64 bowlers in division 1 (average 175 and up), 65 bowlers in division 2 (average 174 and under) for a total of 129 bowlers that made up 46 teams, 54 doubles, 108 singles, and 89 all events entries.
This is the nineth year that the women’s tournament has been a singles event only. The tournament had 8 bowlers in division 1 (average 153 and up), and 18 bowlers in division 2 (average 152 and under).
— By Galen Rich, tournament manager