New Year’s Day Tournament



Brian LeClair (L) is presented his first place check of $3000 and the silver bowl trophy from KPA owner, Doug Bohannon. LeClair averaged over 230 for the day to claim the title.

The 5th annual New Year’s Day tournament, sponsored by the Brands of Ebonite International took place on Tuesday, January 1, 2019.  97 bowlers entered this year and tested their skills on Kegel’s Chichen Itza pattern.

Brian LeClair of Delmar was crowned the champion after he posted a 6 game total of 1397 (232.83 ave.)  Brian took home the $3000 guaranteed first place prize along with a new ball, donated by our sponsor, Ebonite International.  Brian also won a paid entry into the 2019 US Open Direct Qualifier to be held in Malone, NY on Feb. 10 and the coveted silver bowl trophy.

Craig Taylor was your runner up with a score of 1356 (226.00 ave.).  Craig won $1500.

Third place was won by Matt Sherman who went home with $1000.

The top three spots were all guaranteed.  With 97 bowlers in the filed a total of 16 cashed (1:6).  Last cash spot received $220.

Of the 97 bowlers, 30 were on the plus side while the overall average for the event was 188.63.

There were other ways to win money during the day.  All of the early bird entries were entered into high game pots for each game sponsored by KPA.  Over 50 bowlers took advantage of the discounted entry fee.  The winners of the high game pots received $25 each.  They were:

GAME 1Rebekah VanScoyk247
GAME 2Dave Jecko259
GAME 3Craig Schoonmaker279
GAME 4Dave Jecko299
GAME 5Matt Sherman279
GAME 6Jody Becker278

In addition to the high game pots, there were a total of 221 brackets.  New this year was an optional doubles event in which bowlers could pair up with any number of partners to combine their scores for a 12 game total.  The entry fee for this was $50 per team with 100% going back to the bowlers.  A total of 54 teams formed which meant 9 teams would get paid (1:6).  Brian LeClair and Nick Galusha took the top spot with a score of 2643 which won them $500.

B. LeClair/Galusha139712462643
B. LeClair/C. LeClair139712192616
B. LeClair/Wagoner139711752572
Hunt/B. LeClair113113972528
Holt/Hardy, Sr.133611582494

There was also a mini sweeper during games 2, 3, 4, 5 along with a high game pot for game 6.

We’d like to thank our sponsor Ebonite International.  And a special thank you to our tournament directors Jeff Segel and Jim Burton.

Download entry form and complete rules

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