Fro’s Pro Shop #2, Monkey Business capture City Bowling Tourney titles

Fro's Pro Shop #2 captured the Southwest Michigan USBC Open Championship. (L-R) Dennis Weatherman, Ken Kennedy, Dae Dae Coleman, Bill Froberg and Mike Smith.
Sue Holland's 650 series led Monkey Business to the Women's Division City Team Bowling Championship. (L-R) Sue Holland, Kathy Pallas, Melissa Utter and Judy Roemer.

Fro’s Pro Shop #2, Monkey Business capture City Bowling Tourney titles

By Tom O’Neill

            The Southwest Michigan USBC ushered in their first combined open and women’s team bowling champions November 3 at Kelley’s Bowl. The men’s and women’s associations merged in August.

            Fro’s Pro Shop #2 captured the Open Team Championship while Monkey Business captured the women’s division.

            Bill Froberg shot 754 with games of 264, 267 and 223 followed by Ken Kennedy 684, Dennis Weatherman 663, Mike Smith 643, and Dae Dae Coleman 639 for a 3613 pin total. Second place went to the Avengers with 3563. Coleman shot 711, Javounte Jackson 581, Geoffrey Burnside 675 and Willie Mitchell 522.

            Kelley’s Bowl Watermark Brewing finished third with 3540. Mike Milnickel shot 681, Austin Comer 665, Thomas McMichael 637, Joseph Adams 592 and Brandon Glupker 538. Twenty-two teams competed for the $1500 first prize.

            Froberg’s 754 series was high for the Open followed by Bill Hendrixson at 729 (266). Coleman had 711, Don Burch 706 (269), Dan DuCharme 701 (245,246) and Jason Utter 700 (279).

            Other high games included Matt Hendrixson and Utter at 279, Jason Hosier 278, Weatherman and Burch 269, Mike Milnickel 268. Coleman, Froberg and Brad Flowers had 267 followed by Bill Hendrixson and Coleman with 266.

            In the Women’s Division, Lakeshore’s Monkey Business was first with 2692. Melmak from Coloma Lanes was second at 2616 and Wildly Inappropriate third with 2563.

            Monkey Business was led by Sue Holland’s 650 with games of 212, 215 and 223. Melissa Utter followed with 619, shooting 202, 189 and 218. Kathy Pallas had 471 and Judy Roemer 544.  The team totaled 2274 plus 418 pins handicap.                Melmak was led by Dieanna Chronister with 640 and games of 237, 244 and 159. Sharon Ball shot 232, 177 and 216 for 625. Kim LoPresti had 181, 213, 211 for 605 and Tiffany Moore 507 (206).  Melmak had 239 pins handicap.

            Kylee Punches had a 639 series and Karyn Fricke 633. High games included Fricke with 259, Utter 233,202 Punches 225, 211, 203, Heather Garrison 203, 200 and Gladys Hunter 200.

            Thirteen teams of women competed for the $1200 first place prize.




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