Women’s team champion crowned at Heritage

The lady bowlers will be turning to singles and doubles competition in the 72nd annual Tiffin Women’s Bowling Associations City Tournament. Pending a recheck of scores, the team champion is Steamer’s Sports Bar as they shot a 3,091 total to lay claim to the title.

Team members include Christine Smith, Judy Legron, Anne Laughlin, Bev Brown and Jani Hartzell. Smut’s Pro Shop placed second, followed by American Legion, Heritage Family Bowling Center and K & E Tap Cleaning.

The remainder of the tournament will have bowlers seeking titles in singles, doubles and all-events. The Women’s Association meeting to hand out awards takes place March 6 at 7 p.m.

Meanwhile the men started team competition in the 83rd annual Tiffin Men’s Bowling Association City Tournament after finishing up singles and doubles action. After seeing some huge scores in singles and doubles, the first night of team action saw more of the same.

Holding down the top spot for now is Knuckle Deep Inc. as Dave Ross shot 714, Greg Anspach 637, Mark Ratliff 659, Scott Washburn 700 and Jack Book 628 for a total of 3,551. Considering the winning score last year was less than 3,200, I’d say the bar has been set.

Off Constantly is currently second with 3,479. Their scores included Rich Yates Jr. 745, Rich Yates Sr. 704, Jim Hershberger 630, Ken Bauman 619 and Chris King 661. Rounding out the top five teams are Bascom Elevator 3,161, Phillips Electric 3,138 and Pit Stop 3,129.

On night earlier, the Tiffin Men’s Bowling Association City Tournament concluded its singles and doubles competition last night. As is often the case, the winner of the singles crown also will take home the doubles title.

Gary Golden shot a sizzling 787 with handicap to top the singles chart. Second place went to Steve Steinmetz Jr., whose 757 series was an actual score. Third place went to Tim Bollenbacher with 725. Steve Norman (721) and Dave Coppus (713) rounded out the top five.

Golden and Bollenbacher teamed up to take the doubles championship by shooting 1,465. Second place went to Paul Landers Sr. and Tim Sturgill with 1,397. Rich Yates Jr. shot 739 and teamed with his dad Rich Yates Sr. to slot in third with a 1,379 total. Ron Mellott and Ken Lofton finished fourth with 1,361 while Ken Bauman and Chris King took fifth with 1,358.

After struggling on opening night, the women reverted to form as team competition continued in their tournament.

Steamer’s Sports Bar rolled a 3,091 series to take the lead. Team members included Christine Smith 510, Judy Legron 399, Anne Laughlin 387, Bev Brown 382 and Jane Hartzel 477. Smut’s Pro Shop is ended the night second with 3,022 while American Legion was 2,953.

Robin Dickman led the way on the evening with a 543. Other 500 series were shot by Janet Houk 537, Carla Siebenaller 534, Pat Cook 514 and Christine Smith’s 510. Two 200 games were shot with Carla Siebenaller leading the way with 209 and Robin Dickman shooting a 203.