Richard Hall, Minneapols, Minnesota, also had an amazing year, he rolled his highest ever 8-game total of 1,379. His best three of four games on lanes 1 to 8 gave him 108 pins over his entering average for the Doubles POA event. And along with partner Robert Pfeifer, Coon Rapids, Minnesota, who contributed 71 pins over his entering average win this Division with plus 179. Rick Hara, Skokie, Illinois, put together the winning Team for this years event. Team members included Dave Armstrong, Naperville, Illinois, “Boots” Kass, Palatine, Illinois Vernon Peterson, Lake Wales, Florida, and Norm Duke, Clermont, Florida. Using their best 3 of 4 games bowled on lanes 9 to 16 tallied the winning total of 3,114.
In the Team Pins-Over-Average division Gayle Sjoberg’s, Mora, Minnesota, included team members Jacke Nordstrom, Grantsburg, Wisconsin, Nancy Andresen, Zimmerman, Minnesota, Connie Stewart, Elk River, Minnesota, and Janna Ginter, Princeton, Minnesota, together bowled a total of 157 pins-over their combined entering average for the win. Dave Armstong, Naperville, Illinois, there he is again, is also have an amazing year, besides winning second place in the Singles Major event, he’s was first in the Sponsors only division, was part of the winning Team and takes top honors for the “ADDED” Actual Pinfall Event with his best four of eight games total of 891.
Once again we have Dave Armstrong, Naperville, Illinois, who tops the All Events Prize list with his ten game total of 2,146. Remember you need an entry in each one of the following events, Doubles, Team, one of the “ADDED” to qualify for this event.
With the 101 st Edition of the Classic in the history books, there were 4,036 bowlers who passed through the “Famous Golden Gates”. Congratulations to all our prize winners. A special thanks to all our hard working sponsors who keeps the most unique tournament in the world going year after year. Plus we’d like to extend the thank you to all the bowlers who helped their sponsors fill their squads and bowl in the 101 st Edition of the Classic.
On the other side…..Our companion tournament the Lumberjack Challenge…four games across eight lanes bowled on heavy wood using a 9 pin no tap format had 584 entries this year. Scott Pohl, Burnsville, Minnesota, edged out Timothy Becker, Cortland, New York, by just 11 pins with 1,075 for first place honors. Ashley Cox, Godrey, Illinois, was first in the ladies only division with a very nice four game set of 956.
Lumberjack of the year honors go to second place winner Timothy Becker, Cortland, New York, with a 20-game tally of 4,928.
Did You Know......
There were three bowlers who competed in their 50 th Petersen Classic this year! Jack Brown, Oak Lawn, IL, Gene Harchelroad, Sr., Greensburg, PA and Gene Kessler, St. Louis, MO.
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