New Year’s Day Tournament


Craig Schoonmaker (middle) is presented his first place check of $2000 and the trophy. Barnaby Jones (L) and KPA proprietor Doug Bohannon (R) do the presentation.

The 4th annual New Year’s Day tournament took place on Monday January 1, 2018. This year we instituted a new format which shortened the time for this event from over 12 hours in the past to just 4 hours. Bowlers rolled 6 games while skipping two pairs of lanes across the house. This year we had a great turnout with 74 entries. The lane condition was kept under wraps until the morning of the tournament. We used USBC Blue #3 which is a 38″ pattern with a 3.5:1 ratio. The scoring was tough and spare shooting was at a premium. Of the 74 bowlers only 15 of them were on the plus side after the 6 games.

Craig Schoonmaker came away with the $2000 first prize as he posted a 6 game total of 1300 (216.67 ave.). In addition to the prize money, Craig also received a paid entry into the 2018 US Open direct qualifier to be held in Malone, NY in February. He also was awarded a new Ebonite bowling ball courtesy of our tournament sponsor, Ebonite International.

The Capital Region Bowling Show was in the house for the event. They taped 5 games and will broadcast these on MY4 Albany on January 7 and 14, 2018.

Bowlers came from all over. We had entries from Kingston, Utica, Malone and Oswego. There were entries from Vermont & Massachusetts.

Steve Hardy, Sr. competed and finished in 11th place. Hardy is the ABC All Events Champion for 2002 with a then record 2279.

1999 ABC Masters Champion, Brian Boghosian was also in the field. He finished in 4th place.

A total of 12 bowlers cashed.

You can see the complete results by clicking the link below.


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