May 25, 2012
By: Mark Martin
BUDWEISER MICHIGAN MAJORS
Craig Nidiffer of Trenton won his sixth Budweiser Michigan Majors title with a 236-233 triumph over Jeff Roche of Dearborn at Nortel Lanes in Monroe. Nidiffer cashed for $1,000, while Roche settled for $500.
Nidiffer earlier defeated Tim Bishop of Livonia 211-202 to advance to the championship match after being seeded second for the stepladder finals.
The stepladder finals began with Ed Burbo of South Rockwood beating rookie Frank Snodgrass of Roseville 205-193. Burbo then fell to Bishop 205-193.
Bishop took home $450, Burbo $350 and Snodgrass $300. Snodgrass also cashed for an additional $100 as high qualifier with a six game total of 1,420.
Last month Mike Lucente of Warren captured his first MMBA title in the Match Game Championship over Ken Wyatt of Sterling Heights at Wayne Bowl in Wayne. Lucente took home $1,500 and Wyatt $750.
Local cashers were Bob Chamberlain Jr. of Holly for $500 and Troy Stus of South Lyon $375.
The next MMBA event will be the annual doubles tournament on June 2 at Lodge Lanes in Belleville.
For more information contact Ken Charrette at (586) 775-2414.
NATIONAL SENIOR BOWLING ASSOCIATION
Doug Spicer of Canton qualified first and came out on top in match play with a 237-225 win over John Thomasma of Kalamazoo in the National Senior Bowling Association at Sterling Lanes in Sterling Heights. Spicer earned $1,000 for his efforts, while Thomasma settled for $500.
Spicer beat Dick Selgo of Archbold, Ohio 248-194, Joe Krajenke of Clinton Township 256-245 and Rick Vittone of Canada 203-198 en route to the championship match.
Thomasma qualified third and beat Bobby Gross Jr. of Springfield, Ohio 254-214, Bob Michaux Jr. of Detroit 227-211 and Ed DeBlock of Canada 248-231.
Local cashers were Rod Harling of Oak Park for $120, Mike McCleskey of Southfield $100, Phil Horowitz of West Bloomfield $35 and Bill Haynes of Rochester Hills $35.
Last month Dave Tulak of Taylor won his fifth NSBA event with a 254-203 triumph over Larry Franz of Redford at Colonial Lanes in Ann Arbor. Tulak took home $1,000 and Franz $500.
Locals who fared well were Edwin Peart of Southfield $90 and Horowitz $70.
The next NSBA tournament will be June 9 at Merri Bowl in Livonia.
For more information contact Phil Horowitz at (248) 489-1333, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.nationalseniorbowling.com.
Date, Name, Hometown, Center, League
April 30, John Lingenfelter, Center Line, Bowl One Lanes, Senior Singles
May 5, Kristopher Farley, Royal Oak, Five Star Lanes, Five Star Stingers
May 6, Ryan VanHecke, Sterling Hts., Hazel Park Bowl, Hamtramck Quad
May 16, Mitchell Jabczenski Sr., Novi, Plaza Lanes, JJ’s Summer Classic Trio
May 19, James Kinnerman, Southfield, Beaver Vu Lanes, Postal Federal Employees
Date, Name (Score), Hometown, Center, League
May 16, Mitchell Jabczenski Sr. (853), Novi, Plaza Lanes, JJ’s Summer Classic Trio
Mark Martin writes a weekly bowling column for The Oakland Press and is the association manager of the Metro Detroit USBC Association. He can be reached at (248) 443-2695, faxed at (248) 443-2690 or e-mailed at email@example.com.