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Fick, Warner strike success

By PHIL GULICK

© St. Petersburg Times, published February 25, 2001


Mike Fick and Edmund Warner each won two titles, and Jamie Potter and Kelly Fecke tied for the scratch singles championship as the Upper Pinellas Junior Bowling Association's Tournament of Champions ended last Sunday at Dunedin Lanes.

Fick captured the Class AA scratch singles crown with a 701 series, then teamed with Brandon Derry to win the Class AA scratch doubles championship with a 1,348 pinfall. They represented Rainbow Lanes.

Warner won the Class B handicap singles with a 722 series, then helped Strike Stealers of Rainbow Lanes capture the Class A handicap title with a 2,741. His teammates are Kevin McCaffrey, Jose Espino and Charles Egnor.

Potter and Fecke, top-notch scratch players in the Countryside Lanes' youth leagues, each rolled a 619 series to share the Class AA singles championship.

Other girls singles winners were Crystal Goeller, Heather Brady, Aleese Bell and Keisha James. Fecke rolled a 266 game during her series.

Countryside Lanes' Don't Be Afraid won the Class AA scratch team championship with a 2,560 total.

The team comprises Stephen Rodriguez, Shawn Ryan, Nick Gates and Billy Kitchens.

Gates fired a 298 game in his singles competition, but didn't win. Other boys singles winners were Tim Powers, Mathew Uelmenn and Randy Denamen.

Highlights of the tournament were more than two dozen 200-plus games by boys and girls, including a 269 by Jon Wilson, 244 by Crystal Stutler, 266 by Ryan and 246 by Potter.

Rodriguez fired a 738 series and Heather McManus a 614. MEREDITH HOT: Matt Meredith of Sunrise Lanes rolled a 682 series to take the A Division singles lead.

Then Meredith teamed with Ryan Shumar for a 1,392 pinfall and the doubles lead in the Greater Pinellas YABA Championship Tournament at Twedt's Lanes.

The tournament ends today.

Meredith sparked Sunrise Lanes No. 1 to the B Division team lead with a 2,748. His teammates are Eric Chambliss, Monika Morris and Shumar.

Twedt's Lanes No. 5 and The Strikers and Hot Peppers of Ten Pin Lanes are the other leaders.

Ernie Trembath, Jason Sigmarovicg, Dan McLaughlin and Keevan Taplock are the other singles leaders.

TEAM LEADERS: With six weeks left in the season, the Fireballs, Striking City and Team No. 2 lead the Countryside Lanes' youth leagues.

Corin Agoris' 93-194 led teammates Vincent Sadowski, George Petersen and the Fireballs to a 44-12 points mark for the 8-and-under Young Olympians.

Joseph May rolled a 200-541 to keep Striking City in first in the Junior Olympians 9-11 division. His teammates are Matthew Helmer, Louis Sadowski and Anthony Kinney.

Stephen Farlekas nailed a 222-543 for the week's high in the Olympians, but Team No. 2 maintains the lead with a 47-9 mark.

Greg and David Lindberg, Brandon Kilpatrick and Brian Bright are Team No. 2 in the 12-and-over competition.

Shawn Ryan rolled a 258-695 to push Team No. 1 to a 39-17 mark in the Countryside Elite for 12-and-over high-average players. His teammates are Billy Kitchens, Scott Meredith and Jamie Potter.

Ryan leads the Elite Scratch Singles with a 128-33 mark, followed by Meredith at 101-60. Ryan heads the Gold Singles with a 114-30 record. Potter relinquished her Gold Singles lead to Kelli McManus with a 102-45 record.

Team No. 13 -- Regina Mowbray, Brandon Alipour, Ben Zold and Cliff Barnes -- hold the B.C. Junior Gold League lead at 88-32. Kevin Hindin of Team No. 5 rolled the week's high 259 game, and Meredith recorded a 653 series.

WORRALL WINS: St. Petersburg's Kent Worrall won this seventh NABI title and $500 last Sunday, beating St. Petersburg's Craig Willner 248-191 at Seminole Lanes.

St. Petersburg's John Lewis was third. Clearwater's Al Falsone took fourth and St. Petersburg's Marketta Davis placed fifth.

The NABI crew is at AMF Kenneth City Lanes today.

AROUND THE LANES: Loy Pryor rolled an 837 scratch series that is a men's record at Twedt's Lanes. ... Pat Wall recorded a 300-708 at AMF Kenneth City Lanes. ... Bob Jones fired a 290-738 at Dunedin Lanes. ... Paul Victory managed a 299 at Liberty Lanes. ... Judy Allen notched a 299-712 and Ken Devol a 297-684 at Sunshine Bowl. ... Entries close Monday for the St. Petersburg Women's Association City Tournament, which is scheduled for March at AMF Kenneth City Lanes. ... Carly Rettman's 701 series and John Rooks' 687 won the titles in the Clearwater Traveling Turtles Tournament at Countryside Lanes. The event generated 131 entries.

- Phil Gulick can be reached at xerxes6@aol.com or xerxes6@juno.com.

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