FIRST PLACE – SYLVIA’S KEGLERS – 3341
2ND PLACE – GEEZER POWER – 3328
THIRD PLACE – DASENBROCK KENNELS – 3326
Old Timer Staff, Sheri Deane, Linda Rose, John Deane, Steve Soelberg, Missy Holland, Debbie Deane and Dave Soelberg.
Debbie Deane with one of the many door prizes donated by Larry Schwab, Larry’s Pro Shop.
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VANCOUVER, USA DOMINATES OLD TIMERS WITH SYLVIA’S KEGLERS AND GEEZER POWER 1ST & 2ND
Jan Long, captain of Sylvia’s Keglers, was the first entry received by the 43rd Annual Old Timers Bowling Tournament, and her team finished in first place, too! Led by Gary Liedtke with 629, their 3341 team score took the Vancouver, WA team well into first and a $500 cash prize at the 43rd Annual Old Timers Bowling Tournament held Oct. 20th, 2012 at AMF 20th Century Lanes in Portland, OR.
In hot pursuit was second place winner Geezer Power, captained by Mike Martin (with a 635 series), also from Vancouver, pushing for a 3328 final score.
Finishing with the Top Dogs, Dasenbrock Kennels, captained by Roy Harker of Dundee, finished a close third with 3326. Star power for the team was Jim Barnes, a 177 averager who put together games of 233, 167, 257 for a 657 series.
Norm Ballard put together the oldest team again, Maude’s Crew, at 420 years, in keeping up the Ballard tradition. Norm’s mother, Maude Ballard is 100 years old, and bowled the tournament for several years.
Oldest man bowling in the tournament came from Salem. Don Overly, 92, bowled on Roger Brousseau’s Alley Masters Too team. John Billups, 93, who is recovering from hip surgery had to relinquish the age title until he bowls in the tournament next year.
Dorothea Lines, at 96-1/2, took the eldest title for the women, bowling on Berry Scruggs’ Dorothea’s Dream Team. Dorothea moved to Lebanon, OR, and was accompanied to the tournament by her daughters and biggest fans.
For the seventh year, Drew Carney featured the Old Timers Tournament on his live TV segment on News Channel 8 at Sunrise, Oct. 17th. New manager at AMF 20th Century Lanes, Bob Farmer, met the TV crew at 4:30 a.m. with the coffee on, and hot.
Larry Schwab, one of the Old Timer’s biggest supporters, again flooded the tournament with raffle prizes including three bowling bags, a bowling ball and dozens of bowling towels from Larry’s Pro Shop, located in the heart of AMF 20th Century Lanes.
Gerry Tate, bowling on Bailey’s 5 , captained by James VreNon of Vancouver, WA, hit both high game and high series of the tournament with a 279 game and 714 series.
In all, the tournament hosted 48 teams (240 bowlers), served 301 boxes of KFC chicken dinners and 50 bottles of champagne. It’s a day of fun, friendship and laughter and everyone is equal regardless of age, average or gender.
Next year’s tournament will be October 19th, 2013, again at AMF 20th Century Lanes. Entry forms will be mailed to this year’s captains in August. And, if you get your entry in early, your team may just finish first like Sylvia’s Keglers!
Click the links below for Results and article published in The Columbian Newspaper.