Match Game Bowling Tournament approaching

Entry deadline is Sunday, May 7

By Mike JohnsonKENOSHA.COM

Johnson began covering sports in Kenosha in 2004 as a staff writer for the Kenosha News and eventually became a news and sports editor there, serving in that role and covering the community until May 2022. Johnson grew up in Kenosha, graduating from Bradford High School in 2000 and then the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004. He still happily resides in town with his wife, Bridget, and son, Brady.

The league bowling season in Kenosha is a month away from reaching its always eventful conclusion.

And will be your one-stop shop for local bowling coverage over the next month.

The Match Game Bowling Tournament will commence for the 59th time — and for the first time under the official sponsorship of, announced in February as the Match Game Tournament’s new title sponsor — next month at Guttormsen Recreation Center.

This year’s Match Game Tournament kicks off with a practice session at GRC on Sunday, May 7, followed by qualifying week from Monday, May 8, through Friday, May 12. After a day off, champions in each division will be crowned during finals week from Sunday, May 14, through Friday, May 19.

The finals of the Women’s Division and Dick Reynolds Memorial Super Senior Men’s Division — now named in honor of a Kenosha bowling mainstay — will be on Sunday, May 14, and Wednesday, May 17. The finals of the Senior Men’s Division will be on Monday, May 15, and Thursday, May 18, and the finals of the Men’s Division will be on Tuesday, May 16, and Friday, May 19, all at GRC. will provide full coverage of the Match Game Tournament, including scoring updates and lane assignments each night during qualifying week and finals week, along with live videos, photos, interviews and feature stories. All coverage will be conveniently located in one place at’s Match Game Tournament Central page (, as well as on’s social media feeds.

Entry forms are also available on the Match Game Tournament Central page and must be submitted by Sunday, May 7, at 6 p.m.

Additionally, in advance of this year’s Match Game Tournament, will be running feature stories on three Kenosha bowling icons who passed away recently, Dick Reynolds, Jim Hedges and Bill Marescalco.

Check out in the weeks leading up to the Match Game Tournament for those feature stories.