Ann Arbor 700 Club
Welcome to the 2015-2016 Bowling Season
The Annual Newletter and Tournament Applications Packet was mailed to members Saturday, August 22nd. Please watch your mail for this envelope.
The first tournament of the year is fast approaching. The Fifth Annual 700 Club Open Trio Tournament will be held at BEL-MARK LANES in Ann Arbor on Sunday, September 27th. Cost of entry is $25 per person with the requirement that at least one person on the team is an Ann Arbor 700 Club member.
The State Jamboree is being sponsored by the Flint 700 Club this year and is being held at Galaxy Lanes on October 25th. Reserved entry deadline is October 15 with walk-ins accepted if lanes are still available. This year's tournament is limited to one squad of 42 teams. Please get your entries in early to claim a spot.
Good Luck and Good bowling in the 2014-2015 Season!
Tournament Dates for 2015-2016
Results of the 10th Annual 700 Club Doubles
This year's tournament saw twenty doubles teams vying for over $450 in prize money at Pinz Bowling Center. The doubles team of Erie and Ron Clement took home the championship as well as the top qualifying prize of $40. The high game of qualifying was 279 and was bowled by two bowlers. Donnie Odum had 279 the first game and Richard Payne had 279 the last game. Tres Smith had the high scratch series with a 691.
After qualifying, a mere 13 pins separated first and fourth place. Jim Hickenbottom and Reggie Green bowled a 278 game with handicap to take a 21 pin lead over Ron and Erie Clement heading into the final Baker game. Donnie Odum and Richard Allison were 62 pins off the lead. In the final Baker Game, Donnie and Richard mounted a determined comeback, striking in the first nine frames. In the 10 th frame a stubborn 10 pin would not fall and they settled for a 285 game with handicap. This score left them two pins shy of Ron and Erie, who bowled games of 248 and 246 with handicap for their final total of 1908. Jim Hickenbottom and Reggie Green finished third with a final score of 1894. Tres Smith and Robert Grams bowled back-to-back 209 games with handicap to capture the final cash spot with 1819 total pins. Thank you all for participating! Checks were mailed on April 27, 2015.
Final Results of the 30th Annual 600-700 Clubs Mixed Foursome
34 teams took to Lodge Lanes on February 8, 2015. The winning score of 2902 was bowled by the team of Leslie Cunningham, Terri Brotz, Michael Cunningham and Tom Brotz. Their score was 26 pins better than the second place finisher. 15 pins separated third through sixth place, with the low to cash score being 2839. Blaine Walch-Potter bowled the high game of the day, rolling a very fine 297 in the second game. Tres Smith led the men with 757 series. Penny Morgan bowled both the high game and series for the women, rolling a 277 third game on her way to a 706 series. In addition to Tres and Penny, three other bowlers posted 700 series: Blaine Walch-Potter (708); Jeff Kandler (707) and Dennis Arend (706). Kim Collar (666); Jennifer Fry (653) and Carrie Swift (651) posted 650+ Series. Tres Smith and Blaine Walch-Potter qualified for the 700 Key Chain Award. Thank you all for participating! Prize Checks were mailed on 2/24/2015.
Congratulations to Mike Goike, Winner of the Ferd Lipovitz Award for highest series bowled by a 700 Club member in 2013-2014.
Mike bowled his 864 series in last year's Michigan 700 Clubs State Jamboree. More recently, Mike shot an 869 series in Ed Rondot's DV8 Super Bowl Shootout. Congratulations Mike!
Final Results of the Ernie Dieterle Singles Classic
A total of 42 bowlers took to the lanes with 34 bowlers participating in the Regular Divisions and 23 bowlers participating in the Senior Divisions. Ed Vasas won the Scratch Division with a record setting 1586 score. Justin Goike, bowling in his first 700 club tournament, won the Handicap Division with a 1572 handicap score. In the Super Senior Division, Nazree Browning claimed the championship with a 738 handicap score. Ed Vasas claimed the Senior Division with his 804 first set score.
Ed Vasas bowled the high game and series of the day posting a 300 game and 804 series. Ed earned the $50 honor score prize for each of those honor scores. Ron Ellis fell one pin shy of perfection, bowling a 299 in the 4th game. Eleven bowlers had 700 series with 3 bowlers bowling better then 700 in each set: Ed Vasas (804, 782); Ron Ellis (749, 778); Justin Goike (749, 715); Nick DeFelice (756); Jerry Fritts (755); Marc Schmidt (724); Les Gentry (723); Mike Fink (715); George Fineran (714); Joe Andrusiak (713) and Chuck Morris (701). Two bowlers, Justin Goike and Todd Odum, earned 700 Series Key Chain Special Achievement Awards. Prize Checks were mailed on 2/23/2015.
Preliminary Results - 600 - 700 Clubs Mixed Doubles
Lodge Lanes hosted this year's tournament on December 14, 2014. This year's tournament saw 77 entries. The duo of Jessica Mitchell and Bill Risner took home the title and the top prize with a combined score of 1548. Jessica Mitchell and Jennifer Fry tied for the 600 club high game at 258. Jessica also led the 600 club bowlers with her 743 series. Ron Ellis earned two honor score prizes from the Ann Arbor 700 club for his 300 game and 837 series. 14 other bowlers also shot 700 series: Dave Roeder, 789, Doug McIntire, 777; Joe Holtz, 770; Ed Vasas, 758; Erik Collar, 753; Dan Rose, 750; Ed Rondot, 742; Rod Wiedmeyer, 738; Tom Brotz, 737; Don Lovely, 731; Nickolas Robison, 725; Mike Goike, 723; George Fineran, 723 and Rod Radant, 702. 12 600 club members shot 600 series: Traci Skye, 682; Roberta Fry, 661; Sierra White, 657; Kim Collar, 652; Jennifer Fry, 649; Carrie Swift, 640; Leslie Cunningham, 635; Teresa Marshall, 627; Becky Arend, 619; Penny Morgan, 619; Suzanna Watson-King, 608; and Ashley Fite, 602. More information will be posted when it becomes available.
Final Results of the Michigan 700 Club State Jamboree
Lodge Lanes was the site for the Michigan 700 Club State Jamboree. 13 teams from the Flint 700 Club joined with 24 teams from the Ann Arbor 700 Club to compete in this year's tournament for a prize fund of $1900 and over $4700 in brackets and jackpots. The team winning score was posted by Kurt Howard (625), Terry Ableson (660), Rod Radant (657) and Tom McVey, Jr. (741). Their 2800 pin grand total was a combination of 2683 scratch pins and 117 pins of handicap and was 20 pins better than the second place finishers. A mere 2 pins separated second and third place and 45 pins separated first and and the final paid position, fifth place. The high individual series for the first squad was bowled by Tom McVey, Jr. with a 741. The high individual game for the first squad was a tie at 279 bowled by Reggie Green, Terry Ableson and Malcolm Rhodes II. The ladies high individual game and series for the first squad was bowled by Cynthia Allison with 235 and 626, respectively. Malcolm Rhodes (738) and Robert Grams (719) bowled the other 700 series of the first squad. The team high score of the second squad was 2780. The high individual series for the second squad was bowled by Jim Finn with a 779. The high individual game for the second squad was bowled by Ron Ellis who started the second squad with an 11-in-a-row 290 game. The ladies high individual game and series for the second squad was bowled by April Voorheis with 265 and 666, respectively. Bobby Goike (774), Brian Moore (760), Rich Smith (718), Ron Ellis (714), Steve Altobello (711), Royce Holman (709), and Robert Krawiec (706) bowled the other 700 series for the second squad. Reggie Green bowled a 279 game to earn the 250 Game Lapel Pin in the first squad. Royce Holman bowled a 268 game to earn the 250 Game Lapel Pin and a 709 series to earn the 700 Series Key Chain in the second squad. The low to cash score is 2755. Prize checks were mailed on November 10, 2014.
Final Results of the Fourth Annual 700 Club Open Trio Tournament
Maplewood Lanes was the site for the Fourth Annual 700 Club Open Trio Tournament. 69 Bowlers, comprised of 61 Ann Arbor 700 Club Members and 8 non-members, helped to make this fourth tournament a success. The final results show the team of James Thomas(703), Cynthia Allison(651) and Richard Allison(692) winning with a combined 2170 handicap score. The high game of the day was bowled by Lonnie Jones who shot 299 in the third game. The high series of the day was bowled by Ed Rondot who had games of 217, 278 and 244 for his 739 series. Teresa Marshall and Mary Martin both had a 253 second game and Teresa had a 659 series to lead the women. Lonnie Jones(718) and James Thomas(703) were the only other 700 scores. Prize checks were mailed on October 14, 2014.
2014 700 Club Prize Fund
Last update August 30, 2015