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6 bowlers roll perfect games at foundation bowling tourney

 


Two Kimball bowlers joined three from Sidney and one from Cheyenne to share $1,000 in prize money at the Kimball Hospital Foundation’s 9 pin no-tap bowling tournament.

Robert Gardner and Scott Smith of Kimball, Randy Richards, Shawn Jallen and Marc Keane of Sidney and Winter Langhoff of Cheyenne each rolled perfect games in the 9 pin no-tap tournament. In the 9-pin no-tap format, the bowler gets credit for a strike even if he or she knocks down just nine pins.

In addition to the perfect game prize fund, leading bowlers in each division were awarded cash prizes on a one of six ratio. A total of 99 local and out-of-town bowlers took part in the four-day tournament, with proceeds going to help purchase a new state-of-the-art surgery table for Kimball Health Services.

“We had a great turnout despite some difficult traveling conditions for some of the bowlers on our first weekend,” said Kerry Ferguson, director of the Kimball Hospital Foundation. “People are very good to our hospital by supporting fundraisers like this one and our golf tournament in August.”

Richards, who rolled his 300 game on Saturday, finished in first place in the mens singles league division with a handicap series of 899 and generously donated his share of the $1,000 fund back to the foundation.

Langhoff, who also bowled his perfect game on Saturday, teamed with Burt Thomas of Cheyenne to take first place in league doubles with a 1,616 series. Just two pins back were Scott Smith and Michael Crow of Kimball with 1,614. Lynn Anthony and Kelly Garrett of Kimball were third with 1,593.

Crow took second place in men’s singles with 863, followed by Nathan Brauer of Sidney with 862.

In womens singles, LaDonna Welton of Sidney took first with a 923 series, followed by Bev Wilson of Kimball with 856 and Kaitlin Moss of Scottsbluff with 814.

Doug Barrett of Kimball was first in mens non-league singles with a 626, followed by Tom O’Brien and David Barrett, both also of Kimball, with scores of 624 and 466. The father-and-son Barrett team also combined to win the non-league doubles division with a 1,114 series, followed by James and Margaret Cleveland of Kimball with 906 and Bruce and Robin Tjosvold with 855. Robin Tjosvold also took first place in womens non-league singles with 536.

In the youth singles league, Thomas Muldoon was first with a 771 series. Zane Anthony was first in non-league youth singles with 515.

 

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