2019 LBLBC Club Tournaments

LBLBC Tournaments are organized for LBLBC members to compete with one another at the club level. Except for Novice Singles, Participants are awarded points towards the coveted "Bowler of the Year" honor. You automatically get 40 points for each tournament you bowl in and more if you place. In addition to points, you get cash if you place.


Points Distribution


  • 1st place - 100 points
  • 2nd place - 80 points
  • 3rd place - 60 points
  • Everyone else - 40 points


Tournaments are held on Saturdays and Sundays starting at 9:00am.

This Year's Tournaments

  1. Sun Feb 24: Men's & Women's Singles
  2. Sun Mar 24: Vet Novice Triples (Blind Draw)
  3. Sun Apr 28: Pairs (Blind Draw)
  4. Sun Jun 16: Vet / Novice Pairs (Blind Draw)
  5. Sun Jul 7: Novice Singles
  6. Sun Jul 28: 3-Bowl Pairs (Pick Your Partner)
  7. Sat Aug 17: Two-Bowl Triples (Blind Draw)
  8. Sat Sep 28:  Reinie Kramer Australian Pairs (Blind Draw)
  9. Sat Oct 26: Mixed Triples (Blind Draw)

Bowler Of The Year - Abe Pinnella

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The ninth and final LBLBC tournament of the season, the LBLBC Mixed Triples (Blind Draw) decided who the Bowler of the year was. Coming into the tournament, Abe Pinnella and Tom Richeson were tied with Christian de Taillac 20 points behind and Kole Carr 60 points behind. 


3 teams ended up with 3 wins and no losses. Abe's team was the team with the most plus points. 


Abe did all of this despite missing the next to the last tournament because he was at Nationals in San Francisco competing for the Men's Pairs prize. 


I would say an all around stellar year for Abe. 


Congratulations!

2019 Bowler of the Year Final Point Standings

10.26.19 LBLBC Mixed Triples

The ninth and final LBLBC tournament of the season was held Saturday October 26, 2019. The format was 3 10-end games of 3-bowl mixed triples, meaning there had to be a man and a woman on every team.

30 bowlers and 10 teams participated.  The bowling started at 9:00am and it timed out to about 1:50 per game. That put lunch at about 12:50. After a 30 minute lunch, the 3rd and final games began ending around 3:20pm.

All 4 bowlers with a chance to win Bowler of the Year were participating: Abe, Tom, Christian, and Cole. The winner of this tournament turned out to win Bowler of the Year.

1st Place

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Abe Pinnella, Susan Denton, Les Cantin

2nd Place

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Clay Nolde, John Monahan, Ginny Watford???

3rd Place

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Kenn Robillard, Amy Ding, Tom Richeson

9.27.19 LBLBC Reinie Kramer Australian Pairs

The eighth LBLBC tournament of the season was held Saturday September 27, 2019. The format was 3 8-end games of 4-bowl Australian Pairs.

This was  the largest turnout of bowlers yet this year. 32 bowlers and 16 teams participated.  The bowling started at 9:00am and it timed out to about 1:20 per game. That put lunch at exactly 12:00 noon.

Reinie's family and friends showed up for lunch, everybody gathered on the patio, some Reinie stories were told, a prayer from the grandchildren, and  Reinie's bowl was rolled for the last time. 


Then a fancy/schmancy lunch was provided with knockwurst, chicken sausages, sauerkraut, potato salad, other salads and deserts! A great time was had by all.

1st Place

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Chris Dodd, Kole Carr

2nd Place

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Sheila Conti, John Monahan

3rd Place (Doug left early)

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Christian de Taillac, Doug Killian

8.17.19 LBLBC 2-Bowl Triples (Blind Draw)

The seventh LBLBC tournament of the season held Saturday August 17, 2019. The format was 3 10-end games of 2-bowl triples. 

We had the lowest turnout of bowlers yet this year. Just 12 bowlers, 4 teams participated. But that resulted in a very interesting round-robin tournament where every team played every other team.

The bowling started at 9:00am, 45 minutes for lunch, and finished the awards presentations at 1:45pm. 

1st Place

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Abe Pinnella, Randy Hatfield, Jim Lyons

2nd Place

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Tom Richeson, Kole Carr, Sandy Graham

3rd Place

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Ed Chatlin, Scott Graham, Ken Robillard

7.28.19 LBLBC 3-Bowl Pairs (Pick Your Partner)




LBLBC hosted its sixth club tournament, 3-Bowl Pairs, on Sunday July 28th. The format was 3 10-end blind draw games.


We had a good turnout of 36 people (18 teams) to compete for a small cash prize and Bowler of the Year points. 

The Winners!

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  • 1st - Abe Pinnella, Tom Richeson
  • 2nd - Greg Mech, Clay Nolde
  • 3rd - Curt Bartsch, Dave Breedon

    



Winners were determined first by most matches won, most plus points, least opponents points, and most number of ends played.  


And once again, the last tiebreaker determined the winner between 1st and 2nd.  We really need to fix this.

7.7.19 LBLBC Novice Singles




LBLBC hosted its fifth club tournament, Novice Singles, on Sunday July 7th, The format was 3 blind draw games, first to 15 points wins.


We had a good turnout of 23 novices to compete for a small cash prize and more importantly, your name on the Novice Champion plaque on the wall. 

The Winners!

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  • 1st - Alan Burkholder
  • 2nd - Amy Ding
  • 3rd - Ben Brown

    



Winners were determined first by most matches won, most plus points, least opponents points, and most number of ends played.  


And wouldn't you know it, the last tiebreaker determined the winner between 1st and 2nd.  

6.16.19 LBLBC Vet / Novice Pairs (Blind Draw)

LBLBC hosted its fourth club tournament of the year on Sunday June 16th. The format was a Vet / Novice Four Bowl Pairs Tournament where the novice was the lead. Teams were selected through a blind draw. 

This tournament was a sponsored event. A club member who wishes to remain anonymous has graciously made a donation so that the winning team received $100/person and the second place team received $50/person, third place received $25/person. 

Lunch was provided and it still only cost $5 per player.  3 12-end games. Winning places were determined by total match points, total plus points, and total fewest competitor plus points. 3 match points per win, 1 per tie, and 0 per loss. Max 7 plus points.

1st Place

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Christian de Taillac, Julie Buchanan

2nd Place

Norma Goodhart, Amy Ding

3rd Place

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Joanne Hedgespeth, Stan Shuster

4.28.19 LBLBC Pairs

The third LBLBC tournament of the season held Sunday April 28, the format was changed to a 4-bowls and 3 ten-end games prior to bowling. 

20 bowlers participated.  Three 10 end pairs games were played with the winner having the most total game points (3 per game win, 1 per game tie) and most total plus points for all games. 

Bowling commenced at 9:00am and finished the awards presentations at 2:45pm.   

1st Place

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Greg Mech & John Flora-Tostado

2nd Place

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Tom Richeson & Shelley Cohen

3rd Place

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Ken Robillard & Abe Pinnella

3.24.19 LBLBC Vet Novice Triples

We had a great turnout of 30 bowlers for this tournament. Because 46% of the field were novices, each team contained at least one novice. Three 10 end triples games were played with the winner having the most total game points (3 per game win, 1 per game tie) and most total plus points for all games. We started at 9:00am and finished the awards presentations at 3:30pm. 

Winners

1st Place: Abe Pinella, John Monahan, Doug Killian

2nd Place: Joanne Hedgespeth, Ginny Watford, Martin Bressem

3rd Place: Larry Dunn, Pat Gallis, Dianne Bressem


2.24.19 LBLBC Singles

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Men played men and women played women in this members-only tournament. We switched from a 10 ends per game tournament to a first person to 15 points tournament. We started on time at 9:00am and finished the awards presentations at 2:45pm. 

Men's Winners

1st Place: Christian de Taillac

2nd Place: Lou Cohen

3rd Place: Tom Richeson

4th Place: Chris Dodd


Women's Winners

1st Place: Norma Goodhart

2nd Place: Tracy Manzi

3rd Place: Stephanie Smith