September 21, 2012
By: Mark Martin
BUDWEISER MICHIGAN MAJORS
Larry Walker of Garden City won his 10th Budweiser Michigan Majors title with a 246-180 triumph over Jason Rasinske of Diamondale at Royal Scot Lanes in Lansing.
Walker took home the top prize of $1,100 after qualifying second for the stepladder finals. He beat Dale Hofmeister of Essexville 238-208 to advance to the championship match.
“This was my goal to win double digit titles.” Walker said. “I was just telling my wife, I may have to quit. I have been bowling bad and hadn’t won in eight months. Then I win a senior title last week and now my 10th today.”
Rasinske was the top qualifier with a nine-game total of 2,144, an average of 238.2. He took home the second place check of $700.
Earlier in the stepladder finals Hofmeister defeated Nick Kokenos of St. Clair Shores 247-179 and George Juszczyk of Dearborn Heights 235-174.
Hofmeister cashed for $600, Juszczyk $500 and Kokenos $400.
Oakland County cashers were Josh Chaney of Hazel Park for $130, Andrew Anderson of Holly $115 and Glenn Pilon of Farmington Hills $110.
Dale Hofmeister won the August Budweiser Michigan Majors event at Galaxy Lanes in Grand Blanc with a 239-221 victory over Ed Burbo of South Rockwood.
Hofmeister was the top seed and took home $1,100, while Burbo settled for $600.
Local cashers included Justin Crosby of Holly for $240 and Matt Anderson of Holly $220.
The next MMBA event will be October 20 at Bay Lanes in Bay City.
For more information contact Ken Charrette at (586) 775-2414.
NATIONAL SENIOR BOWLING ASSOCIATION
Larry Walker of Garden City won the National Senior Bowling Association event at Woodhaven Lanes in Woodhaven with a 199-168 win over Mike Abbey of Jackson.
Walker was the top qualifier and beat Dan Mayer of Waterford Township 238-200, Dave Tulak of Taylor 214-171 and Rick Parschen of Strongsville, Ohio 199-165 to advance to the title match. Walker took home the top prize check of $1,000.
Abbey cashed for $500 after qualifying second and beating Ron Burgess of Plymouth 234-224, Mike LaRocca of New Hudson 194-188 and Doug Spicer of Canton 210-152.
Local cashers included LaRocca for $130, Mayer $90 and Dave Eatmon of Ferndale $90.
In the August event, Joe Krajenke of Clinton Township beat Doug Spicer 222-220 at Superbowl Lanes in Canton to take home $1,000, while Spicer cashed for $500.
Local bowlers cashing were Jim McPhail of South Lyon for $240, Phil Horowitz of West Bloomfield $240, Mark Hatchigian of Novi $140, and Edwin Peart of Southfield $100.
Ken Wyatt of Sterling Heights qualified 16th and won the July event at Bowl One Lanes in Troy with a 213-179 win over Dick Selgo of Archbold, Ohio. Wyatt took home $1,000 and Selgo $500.
Phil Horowitz cashed for $100 and Mike McCleskey of Southfield $100 as the local contingent.
The next NSBA tournament will be Oct. 13 at Century Bowl in Waterford Township. For more information contact Phil Horowitz at (248) 626-0300, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.nationalseniorbowling.com.
Date, Name, Hometown, Center, League
June 16, Gregory Hall, Detroit, Hazel Park Bowl, Hamtramck Singles Classic
June 18, Nick Beelaard, Windsor, Bowl One Lanes, Senior Singles Drop In
June 25, Jerome Chiselom, Pontiac, Cloverlanes, Monday Dynamic Doubles
July 2, Cornelius Edwards Jr., Pontiac, 300 Bowl, 300 Summer Doubles
July 3, Gregory Smith Jr., Southfield, Bronco Lanes, Chrysler Tuesday Morning Trio
July 7, Ronnie Sparks Jr., Ecorse, Hazel Park Bowl, Hamtramck Singles Classic
July 10, Andrew Bennett, Royal Oak, Sunnybrook Lanes, Sunnybrook Tuesday Trio
July 11, Keahston Fair, Pontiac, Airway Lanes, Wednesday Night Mixed
July 11, Richard Burke, South Lyon, Plaza Lanes, JJ’s Summer Classic Trio
July 12, Rodney Meadows, Southfield, Plum Hollow Lanes, Jammin’ Partners
July 12, Vincent Imbier, Waterford Twp., 300 Bowl, Thursday Morning Shooters
July 18, Richard Moceri, Troy, Five Star Lanes, Summer Trio Sweeper
July 20, Cody Shoemaker, Bay City, Hazel Park Bowl, Hamtramck Singles Classic
July 21, Rick Brown, Oak Park, Plum Hollow Lanes, July Fireworks Mixed Doubles
July 28, Aaron West, Detroit, Hazel Park Bowl, Hamtramck Singles Classic
July 29, Ronnie Sparks Jr., Ecorse, Hazel Park Bowl, Hamtramck Singles Classic
Aug. 2, James McPhail Jr., South Lyon, Plaza Lanes, Battle of the Sexes
Aug. 8, Edward Kaer, Waterford Twp., Airway Lanes, Wednesday Night Mixed
Aug. 12, Edward Flowers, West Bloomfield, Bronco Lanes, Bronco Mixed Doubles
Aug. 18, Justin Crosby, Holly, Galaxy Lanes, Budweiser Michigan Majors
Aug. 22, Theo Corcoran, Waterford Twp., Five Star Lanes, St. Jane Men
Aug. 28, Terry Scheuher, Livonia, Country Lanes, University Men
Aug. 29, Eric Tulley, Southfield, Plaza Lanes, Great 8 Invitational
Aug. 29, Edward Wright, Farmington Hills, Mayflower Lanes, Senior Men’s Classic
Aug. 30, Lawrence Mathies III, Detroit, Plum Hollow Lanes, TNT Mixed League
Sept. 1, James Rice IV, Detroit, Plum Hollow Lanes, LTB & Frenz Mixed
Sept. 4, Roger Turk, Clarkston, Cherry Hill Lanes North, Waterford Merchants
Sept. 4, Jeffrey Smith, Pontiac, Classic Lanes, Untouchables Mixed
Sept. 4, Terrance Broughton, Commerce Twp., Cloverlanes, Tuesday Prime Time
Sept. 5, James Uelmen, Ferndale, Astro Lanes, Hazel Park Eagles
Sept. 6, Lloyd Lewis, Waterford Twp., Airway Lanes, Thursday Men
Sept. 8, Pamela Murdock, Sterling Hts., Bowl One Lanes, Saturday Night Mixers
Sept. 9, William Freeman, Clarkston, Cherry Hill Lanes North, Mixed-4-Fun
Sept. 10, Michael Lotito, Eastpointe, Astro Lanes, GM Men’s Monday Night
Sept. 10, Shane Henry, Royal Oak, Detroit Athletic Club, Monday 6:00
Sept. 11, Christopher Cordle, Royal Oak, Astro Lanes, Tuesday Goodtimers
Sept. 11, Roland Franklin, Pontiac, Cloverlanes, Tuesday Prime Time
Sept. 12, Julius Bierkamp, Ferndale, Astro Lanes, Hazel Park Eagles
Sept. 13, David Potter, Highland, Century Bowl, Thursday Men’s House
Sept. 14, Brian Cokley, Wyandotte, Plum Hollow Lanes, Friday Nite Out
Date, Name (Score), Hometown, Center, League
June 18, Matthew Coleman (805), Auburn Hills, 300 Bowl, 300 Summer Doubles
June 25, David Davis Sr. (803), Clarkston, Cherry Hill Lanes North, Monday Men’s Trio
July 9, Nick Beelaard (804), Windsor, Bowl One Lanes, Senior Singles Drop In
July 15, Cody Shoemaker (814), Bay City, Hazel Park Bowl, Hamtramck Singles Classic
July 17, Paul McMurry (802), Farmington Hills, Woodland Lanes, Woodland Invitational Summer Trio
July 17, Steven Fishel (801), Oak Park, Woodland Lanes, Woodland Invitational Summer Trio
July 18, Richard Moceri (804), Troy, Five Star Lanes, Summer Trio Sweeper
July 24, Stephen Teart (804), Novi, Bronco Lanes, Chrysler Tuesday Morning Trio
Aug. 8, Edward Kaer (821), Waterford Twp., Airway Lanes, Wednesday Night Mixed
Aug. 16, Rick Tensley (814), Detroit, Plum Hollow Lanes, TNT Mixed League
Aug. 30, Lawrence Mathies III (850), Detroit, Plum Hollow Lanes, TNT Mixed League
Sept. 1, James Rice IV (827), Detroit, Plum Hollow Lanes, LTB & Frenz Mixed
Sept. 5, James Uelmen (805), Ferndale, Astro Lanes, Hazel Park Eagles
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.