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Cream of the Crop event lives up to its name
By DEREK LARIVIERE
Published June 15, 2007
With stars like Norm Duke, Shannon O'Keefe, Jason Couch, Diandra Asbaty and Patrick Allen atop the leaderboard at this year's 21st annual Cream of the Crop Tournament at Lane Glo Lanes and Lane Glo Lanes North, the event enjoyed possibly its most successful installation.
Andres Gomez walked away with championship gold in the crowning event of the tournament, the singles competition Saturday at the main center in New Port Richey. He finished ahead of such notables as Couch and Tommy Jones to take the title. The prestigious victory earned Gomez $6, 000.
"It's always good to get back to the local houses and compete every once in while, " said Couch, one of the most successful PBA Tour veterans. "This really shows what kind of talent you can find around here."
On Sunday at Lane Glo Lanes North in Port Richey, O'Keefe led the charge for her mixed doubles squad that included fellow New York native Dave Guindon. The duo won $5, 000 for their efforts.
The weekend opened with men's doubles at Lane Glo Lanes. Vernon Peterson, a former winner of the singles event, teamed with John Janawicz to take that first-place trophy. Janawicz tossed a perfect game early in the tournament to set the tone. That award also earned them $5, 000.
GARNER'S BUSY WEEKEND: Rich Garner, one of the top amateurs in this area, has been competing in top-line tournaments for years. He consistently has reached the finals and finished in the top 10 in PBA regional events and big-money sanctioned tournaments.
Last weekend, he was busier than usual on the lanes.
Garner is a regular at Spring Hill Lanes but lives in New Port Richey. He entered the Cream of the Crop Tournament on Saturday and was part of the 16-man finals dance. He finished ninth and won $500.
As if reaching the finals there was not enough, Garner then entered the third annual ESP Signs Spring Hill Lanes Invitational. Again, he reached the bracketed playoff as a seventh seed. He tossed a 731 series to qualify for the hunt.
His run at that crown ended with a first-round loss to Jay Tinkham, who had to toss a 255 game to dispose of Garner (209).