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Pinfall total tops more than 500,000 throughout the 11 days.
A lot of pins hit the deck at Guttormsen Recreation Center during competition in the Kenosha.com Match Game Bowling Tournament.
To be exact, 510,060 of them.
That’s the grand total of how many pins were knocked down throughout the 11 days of Match Game play, during both qualifying week and finals week, from May 8-19 at GRC.
Fist-pumping 279 in the final match closes out a memorable Kenosha.com Match Game Bowling Tournament at GRC.
Closing in on completing a remarkable final-match rally to win his second Match Game Men’s Division title in three years, Ryan Zagar wound up with his big, powerful right-handed swing and sent a message.
The messenger made sure to deliver it.
It was Zagar’s electrifying ninth-frame strike in which a messenger — a pin that flies across the pindeck to knock over another and complete a strike — delivered the 10-pin to its fate with the other nine and sent Zagar into a ferocious fist-pump.
Divine intervention was the only logical — or illogical, depending on how you look at it — explanation for why the 10-pin went down on Dan Reynolds’ first throw of the 10th frame in his final match Thursday night.
But it’s like a one-liner for Rich Beltoya, Reynolds’ opponent in that last match: How good is Beltoya at bowling? So good even divine intervention can’t beat him. So good he wins when he doesn’t even know it.
Champions crowned in Women’s Division and Dick Reynolds Memorial Super Senior Men’s Division at GRC.
The first two champions in Kenosha.com’s sponsorship of the Match Game Bowling Tournament have been crowned.
And if Thursday and Friday nights are anything like Wednesday night, we’re in for an incredible finish to what has already been a memorable tournament.
Justin Smith and 10-time champion Lennie Boresch Jr. lead a competitive field after eight matches.
A whole lot of pins fell over at Guttormsen Recreation Center on Tuesday night.
Precisely 31,379 of them.
When the dust settled, that was the final pinfall accumulated on a prodigious scoring night — perhaps the most prodigious in the 59-year history of the Match Game — during the first eight matches of the Men’s Division finals in the Kenosha.com Match Game Tournament at GRC.
The final math, when tabulated among the 16 Men’s Division finalists bowling eight matches each Tuesday, was a staggering average of 245.15 per game for 128 games.
Dave Sjuggerud has found a great routine, and you can bet he’ll stick to it the rest of the week.
First, a soak in the hot tub. Then, a drink.
That was the routine that Sjuggerud said helped get him nice and relaxed before the first night of the Senior Men’s Division finals on Monday in the Kenosha.com Match Game Bowling Tournament at Guttormsen Recreation Center.
Judging by the results, it worked.
Finals in the Kenosha.com Match Game Bowling Tournament underway at GRC.
It was a night of major firsts for Colette McNally on Sunday at Guttormsen Recreation Center.
Competing in her first Kenosha.com Match Game Bowling Tournament — and therefore her first Women’s Division finals — McNally fired her first-ever 800 series to take over first place in the division on the first night of this week’s Match Game finals at GRC.
Six straight nights of finals begin Sunday at Guttormsen Recreation Center.
And with that, the finals field is all set.
With another pin-rattling night of big games and high scores — four perfect ones, to be exact — at Guttormsen Recreation Center, Friday put a wrap on five straight nights of qualifying for the Kenosha.com Match Game Bowling Tournament.
EYE ON THE FINALS: MATCH GAME BOWLING TOURNAMENT VETERAN SCOTT HARTNELL STARS IN THURSDAY QUALIFYING
After a night of big scores in qualifying for the Kenosha.com Match Game Bowling Tournament on Thursday, Scott Hartnell had a reminder that this week is, indeed, just qualifying.
So all that matters is getting to next week.
Stephanie Zagar enjoys a memorable debut; 10-time champion Lennie Boresch Jr. in the mix.
Whether you’re competing in it for the first time or you’re a highly accomplished professional bowler, the Kenosha.com Match Game Bowling Tournament means so much to bowlers in and around this city.
Take Stephanie Zagar and Lennie Boresch Jr., for example…
Nick DeCesaro, Crystal Schultz and Jeff Rampart all unseat Monday’s leaders.
After a long night of bowling Tuesday, Crystal Schultz summed up what most bowlers feel like at the end of a long qualifying night in the Kenosha.com Match Game Bowling Tournament.
“I’m tired,” Schultz said. “It was a lot, for sure. I’m definitely ready to go home and go to bed.”
She earned the rest. Read about her incredible eight-game block here!
Jeff Rampart called himself an “old guy.”
But he’s still chasing a fourth Men’s Division title in the Match Game Tournament, and he’s off to a great start.
Rampart opened the first night of this year’s Kenosha.com Match Game Bowling Tournament — the 59th annual Match Game — with a bang Monday.
IN MEMORY OF KENOSHA BOWLING ICONS
Super Senior Men’s Division named after the longtime Kenosha bowling fixture.
For the last several decades, if you needed information about bowling alleys in Wisconsin, there was no need to consult the Yellow Pages or, in more recent times, to do a Google search.
You could just ask Dick Reynolds.
Annual Match Game Tournament just not the same without former Sheridan Lanes owner.
Marescalco, who died on April 22, 2022, at age 85, left behind a legacy in Kenosha that’s touched many people in many facets, but he’s probably best-known for owning and operating Sheridan Lanes from 1973 to 2012.
Father, grandfather, husband, friend — Jim Hedges was many things to many people. Jim began working at Surfside way back in 1981 and eventually managed the business before he and his wife, Ellen, purchased it. For many, many years, you couldn’t go in and out of Surfside without seeing Jim Hedges.
Don't recognize the new name? You must have missed the announcement!
KENOSHA.COM TAKES OVER AS TITLE SPONSOR OF POPULAR MATCH GAME BOWLING TOURNAMENT
In conjunction with Kenosha’s three family-operated bowling centers, Guttormsen Recreation Center, Sheridan Lanes and Surfside Bowl, Kenosha.com is thrilled to announce that it is the new title sponsor of the long-running Match Game Bowling Tournament and will serve as Tournament Central for comprehensive, updated coverage of the tournament... Read More