Submitted by Hank Northrip – March 7, 2017 –
This year’s “Open Tourney ‘s Singles Event” winner was not earned until the last ball was bowled. On the last squad of the tourney, at 7:30 pm, the scores were just about done and we had a all but given the title to Donna Knauss for her very impressive 673 score which was 6 pins more than Loy Hutchens 667. When the final score was delivered to the score-keeper, on the last ball that was rolled, Mac McGarr had bowled a strike that gave him a series of 676 to win the Singles Event!
The other events were less dramatic to get a winner.
Here are the winner’s and all who placed in the tournament;
First place – Newton’s Gold Team 2422
Second place – Newton’ Clean Sweep Blue Team 1177
The Doubles title was claimed by
First place-Cory Messal and Steve Bigham with a 1239 score.
Second place – Nyke and Jeff Newton’s with 1236
Third place – Linda and Jerry Newton with 1197.
And that brings us to Singles Event Winner
First place- Mac McGarr with 676
Second place – Donna Knauss with 673
Third place – Loy Hutchens with 667
Forth place- Linda Newton-639,
Fifth place- Pat Douglas-638, and
Sixth place- Nyke Newton-632.
All-Events, which is the combined scores of all three events added together
First place -Nyke Newton – total of 1968
Second place- Linda Newton with 1889
Third place – Chasen Newton with 1854
An interesting fact is that Linda Newton is the grandmother of both Nyke and Chasen Newton, and Jeff Newton’s mother. This year’s “Open Tourney” could have been called the Newton’s Open.