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Classic Ladies, Kroeger roll through tourney at Dunedin

By PHIL GULICK

© St. Petersburg Times, published March 18, 2001


The Classic Ladies captured the Division I title and Jodi Kroeger won the division singles and all-events crowns as the Clearwater Women's Association City Tournament ended last Sunday at Dunedin Lanes.

Patti Draper, Ella Jones, Michelle Belmont, Heidi Dean and Dianna Micenec made up the winning team with a 3,175 pinfall.

Patti's Bunch took the Division II championship with a 3,328, and Sellar Dwellars won Division III with a 3,172.

Amy Bowes and Renee Miller ousted first-week leaders Jan Tremmel and Kroeger to win the Division I doubles at 1,364. Tremmel-Kroeger had rolled a 1,344 the first weekend. Laurie Moss and Charlie Defreese captured the Division II crown with a 1,441, and Kate Heil and Farren won in Division III with a 1,407.

Defreese won the Division II singles with a 728 series. Heil was the Division II all-events winner at 2,143, with Defreese second at 2,080. Miller fired the tournament's high game, 275.

Kroeger won the Division I all-events at 2,089, and Carly Rettman captured the Division III all-events at 2,075. Danielle Kennard won the Division III singles with a 718 series.

TWEDT'S LEADS: The Twedt's Lanes Pro Shop was atop the team standings with a 3,531 pinfall after the first weekend of the 58th annual St. Petersburg Women's Association City Championship Tournament at AMF Kenneth City Lanes. Melissa Thompson and Peggy Filius led the doubles with a 1,501, and Anna White was atop the singles with a 774 series and the all-events with a 2,185 total.

Association secretary Maddie Dalrymple is hospitalized, so Marge Carver is running the tourney.

HALSTROM WINS: The Halstrom Masonry team overcame the rigors of wheelchair bowling and won the second annual Richard Baker Wheelchair Fundraiser last Sunday at Seminole Lanes.

Halstrom members were Gary and Brian Halstrom, Darrin Campbell and Mike Pittman. They shot a 1,469 total. Each of the players averages 200 or better, but Gary Halstrom fired the squad's high three-game series with a 425 -- 141 average.

Minor's Dragons finished second at 1,381 with Ed, Chuck and Doc Minor and Jim Higdon. Ed shot a 401 series.

Third was Hahmann's Has Beens at 1,292, with Don Vauiso, Don Kennedy, Bob Hervey and John Hahmann. Hervey recorded the tournament's high game, 159, with a team-best 379 series.

Able-bodied players competed from wheelchairs, many for the first time, to emphasize the difficulties faced by actual wheelchair bowlers. Although scores were low throughout the 24-team field, it was fun for all.

Proceeds went to the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

GOOD LIFE GAMES: The bowling competition of the annual Games is scheduled for March 27-29 at Seminole and Sunrise Lanes and Sunshine Bowl.

The starting time is 2 p.m. each day at Sunrise Lanes and 3 p.m. at Seminole and Sunshine Bowl.

The event is open to men and women singles and same sex or mixed doubles. Entries may be made by calling Matt Stevenson at Seminole Lanes, (727) 392-2271.

For more information, call (727) 892-5420 or visit the Web site at www.GoodLifeGames.org.

The Games open Saturday and continue through April 1 in 30 individual and team sports at various Pinellas County venues.

AROUND THE LANES: Sean Macintosh rolled an 824 series at AMF Kenneth City Lanes. ... Dennis Eggleston fired a 300-726 and Nick Francis a 300-735 at Countryside Lanes. ... Brian Tolston recorded a 299-708 at Seminole Lanes. ... John Moncrieff managed a 298 game at Sunrise Lanes. ... Todd Janssen nailed a 300 at Liberty Lanes. ... Scott Hammond and Harold Roy beat T.C. Hilderbrand and Phil James 452-424 to win the Sunrise Lanes Over 100 Tournament.

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

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