Schubert and Moran claim Keith Kreger Memorial Singles Titles
by Bruce Harrison on December 5,2016
Andrew Day - Division A runner up,Donn Schubert - Division A Champion,Bruce Harrison - Tonawandas USBC President,Brian Moran - Division B Champion,James Knoop - Division B runner up
Andrew Day - Division A runner up,Donn Schubert - Division A Champion,Bruce Harrison - Tonawandas USBC President,Brian Moran - Division B Champion,James Knoop - Division B runner up

Classic Lanes in Kenmore was the site for the 25th annual Tonawandas USBC Keith Kreger Memorial Singles tournament on Sunday, December 4th. This year 26 bowlers competed in this handicap singles event. Handicap for the tournament was based on 100% of 215. Participants bowled in one of two divisions based on last season's average: Division A = 186 - 215; Division B = 185 and under. All participants bowled a three-game qualifier, which was then followed by step ladder finals for each division. All scores listed are with handicap.

Based on the number of entries, the top four participants from Division A and top two from Division B after the qualifying round were selected for the finals. Leading the way in Division A qualifying was Donn Schubert with a total of 671 with handicap. Andrew Day and Edward Abbott finished tied for second place with a total of 642. After a 9th and 10th frame roll-off Day claimed the 2nd seed position for the finals, with Abbott taking the third position. Finishing in the fourth position, one pin behind, was Warren Bush (641). In Division B, Brian Moran's 693 total with handicap was enough to claim the top seed position. James Knoop (689) took the second and final position for the finals.

In the Division B championship match, Brian Moran locked horns with James Knoop. Moran was able to overcome a 17 pin handicap deficit to defeat Knoop 227 221 and claim the Division B title. Brian Moran earned $100 to go along with his title and James Knoop took home $60 for his second place finish.

In the first Division A finals match Ed Abbott defeated Warren Bush 266 201. He then faced Andrew Day in the next match. Day proved to be too much for Abbott (241 184) to advance to the champion match against Schubert. Although both players started strong, Day's 248 was not enough against Schubert's 287. Schubert earned $140 for the win, while Day took home $90 for finishing second. Edward Abbott earned $70 for his third place finish while Warren Bush took home $60 for finishing in fourth place.

Scratch scores of note: Mark Kielazek (247); Donn Schubert (246).

The Tonawandas USBC Association thanks Brian Borowski and his staff at Classic Lanes for hosting this year's tournament. Please visit our website (www.tonusbc.com) often for more information on upcoming tournaments and events. Also, follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/Tonawandas-USBC-Association/208413462548863).

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