Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Holding a grudge!


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Lions Club Grudge Match Champions 2016 Left: Sonny Porter,Greg McDaniel, Brennan McDonald, Zack Porter

Kimball Lions Club held their annual 9 Pin No Tap bowling tournament over a two weekend period in February. This is the main fundraiser for the oldest Lions Club in the state of Nebraska.

The funds raised from the tournament are used specifically for the Kimball area. Programs such as hearing and vision screening for children and the general public, and the scholarship program are made possible from the funds raised.

One of the tournament events is the "Grudge Match". This event pits businesses and service organizations against one another for the bragging rights of being the best for one year. Last year's winner for the grudge match was Clean Harbors.

Out of the thirteen four-person teams registered for the grudge match, Kimball's own KimBowl group took the trophy home this year with an over all score of 3191. It will be displayed in KimBowl for one year until a new winner grabs the trophy for a different home.

Placing 2nd was the team from Autolok: Kathy Porter, Sonny Porter, Zack Porter and Greg McDaniels. 3rd place team from Anderson Crude were Kyle Anderson, Jeff Anderson, Shellon Anderson, and Mitch Brown. Rounding off the winners in 4th place is Wayne's Team: Tiffany Hottell, Casey Hottell, Austin Pile and Wayne Pile.

In the regular tournament, taking the winning place for Doubles out of 42 teams were Vern Mastin and Quinten Dobbins with a total of 1720. Coming in second was Dennis Eskam and Chris Douglas, third place winners were Terry Douglas and Steve Kaufman. Closing out the doubles in fourth place were Clay Keane and Nic Gallegos.

Men's singles hosted 57 bowlers over the two weekend event. Taking first place was Detsinh Sayaloune with a total score of 944. Placing second with a score of 902 was Vern Mastin. 3rd place went to Terry Douglass with a 876 score. Closing out in 4th place was Tim Anderson with a close 859.

Taking Ladies Singles out of 20 bowlers was Tonya Anderson with a total score of 900. 2nd place went to Shauna Geist for her total of 860. Coming in 3rd place with a score of 842 was Deb Taylor. Patty Smith finished the 4th place with an 815.

Splitting the $1000 prize money for a perfect 300 game were: Detsinh Sayaloune, Terry Douglass, Austin Pile, Wayne Pile, Chris Douglas, Michael Langhoff, Jr., Chuck Frakes, Vern Mastin, Clay Keane, Greg McDaniel, Brennan McDonald, and Greg Seltzer.

Monies received from this main fundraiser keeps many of the service projects going. Projects that include youth are the scholarship, Boy Scouts, vision and hearing projects.


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