All-City Bowling Honorees
Today I reveal the 35th version of Kegler’s Korner All-City Bowling Teams.
The top five point totals will earn First Team status for both the men and women while the second five will earn Second Team honors.
There are three methods of earning points for the scoring system.
The first is highest league average with a minimum of 50 games bowled. The second will be the a player’s composite average with a minimum of 120 games bowled.
The men will use a base average of 200 while the women will use 170. For every pin over the base average, you will receive a point.
The third will go to the top three scratch finishes in both the open and women’s city tournaments. Bowlers earn three points for a first place finish, two for second place and one for third in only the singles, doubles and all events finishes.
Other ways to earn bonus points towards the All-City Teams include high game and series for both men and women during the season, two points for rolling a 300, three points for any male bowler with an 800 or over series and three points for any female bowler with a 700 or greater series and earning a top-five finish in either the Masters or Pro-Style.
First place receives five points, four for second and so on down to one for fifth.
If no 300 games, 800 series for men or 700 series for women are bowled during regular league play, the bowler with the highest game receives two points and highest series receives three points.
Players who earned selections to the 2017-2018 All-City Teams include: Women’s First Team - Emily Hoefer, Shawna Woosley, Madison Henderson, Tracy Ryba-Grant and Shayla Long. Men’s First Team - John Eckholt, Mike Anderson, Dennis Meyer, George McCarthy and yours truly.
Multiple time awardees include Eckholt earning his 35th All-City Team selection, eight selections for Anderson and Meyer, seven for McCarthy, five for Hoefer, four for Woosley and yours truly making my third.
All-City teams will be recognized at the annual Hall of Fame and Awards Banguet at a time and place to be determined.
Although Second Team honorees will not be receiving certificates at the dinner, here are the awardees to give members something to shoot for this season: Women’s Second Team - Jane Moore, Logan Schilling, Calan Reppert, Wanda Borowiak and Kim Hablitzel. Men’s Second Team - Nick Borgman, Tyler Peterson, Wyatt Ellis, Brady Hoefer and Gary Muth.
As a side note, Henderson, Schilling and Borgman all come from the junior ranks.
And now for our top bowlers and scores of the week provided by Terry Henke at Boulevard and Eckholt at Westbrook. High sores included Wayne Bellentine with a series of 687 on games of 225-206-256 for the men at Boulevard and Megan Woelfel rolling a 623 for the women on a game hihg of 236. The high games for the week were shot by Kyle Brestel and Kat Hughes. Brestel tossed a 279 while Hughes rolled a 247.
Westbrook’s best included president Dirk White and Brandon Silvey both shooting a men’s game-high of 269. Silvey took the honor for high series with a 770. Alexis Silva scored the women’s top scores with a 246 game and 531 series.
Until next week, sometimes, it’s better to be lucky than good.
Chuck McCarthy is a freelance writer for the Telegram. Be sure to check out his weekly Kegler’s Korner every Thursday.