2022 New Year’s Day Tournament

The 8th Annual Kingpin’s Alley New Year’s Day Tournament took place on Saturday, January 1, 2022.  This year’s event drew a field of 74 bowlers who bowled 6 games, moving pairs after each game.  

This year’s field featured three previous champions, Craig Schoonmaker, Steve Wagoner and three time defending champ, Brian LeClair.

The tournament pattern was a tough one this year.  40’ long and a 2.6:1 ratio made this a shot maker’s pattern that required solid execution.  Of the 74 bowlers in the field only 21 ended on the plus side. 

Jon Wilbur made his first appearance in this event and he made the best of it as he came away with an 89 pin victory to claim the coveted champion’s trophy and a $2000 payday.  Jon had only one game below 200 on the day (his last) as he paced the field with a 230.83 average, 1,385 pins total.

Jake Rivers was second having posted a 1296 total (216.00 average).  That was good for $1200.

Three time defending champ, Brian LeClair came out of the gate firing with a 276 game but he ended in 10th place with a score of 1,254.

Steve Wagoner, the 2017 champion finished in the money with a score of 1,249.

2016 Champ, Craig Schoonmaker finished in 16th with a score of 1,229.

The top 12 bowlers cashed.  

  1.  John Wilbur     1385    $2000
  2. Jake Rivers     1296  $1200
  3. Connor LeClair     1295  $600
  4. John Ferraro     1286   $325
  5. Zack Bogholtz     1286 $325
  6. Anthony Scaccia     1286 $320
  7. Billy McGaffin 1274 $290
  8. Brian Mariano 1266 $270
  9. Garrett Wolf 1262 $250
  10. Brian LeClair 1254 $240
  11. Steve Wagoner 1249 $225
  12. Ed Bauman 1243 $215
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2022 New Year’s Day champion Jon Wilbur (L) is presented his championship trophy and a check for $2000 by KPA Proprietor Doug Bohannon.

In addition to the high game pots, there were a total of 169 brackets. Back again 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 $45 from each entry going back to the bowlers. A total of 51 teams formed which meant 8 teams would get paid (1:6). John Wilbur and John Ferraro took the top spot with a score of 2671 which won them $500.

 

TEAM  /  BOWLER 1 SCORE  /  BOWLER 2 SCORE  /  TOTAL

John Wilbur/ John Ferraro  /  1385  /  1286  /  2671

Steve Wagoner / Jon Wilbur /  1249  /  1385  /  2634

Connor LeClair / Brian LeClair /   1295  /  1254  /  2549

Steve Wagoner / John Ferraro  /  1249  /  1286 /  2535

John Ferraro / Nick Wells /  1286  /  1242  /  2528

Jake Rivers / Craig Schoonmaker /  1296  /  1229  /  2525

Connor LeClair / Billy Rice /  1295  /  1225  /  2520

Matt Fazzone / Connor LeClair  /  1223  /  1295  /  2518

Kingpin’s Alley wants to say Thank You to all of the bowlers who came out and bowled today as well as thank you to all of the bowlers’ friends and family that came to watch.

We also extend our appreciation to our great staff and volunteers.  Without them this event could not happen.

All time NY Day Tournament champions

2022 Jon Wilbur

2021   Brian LeClair

2020   Brian LeClair

2019    Brian LeClair

2017   Steve Wagoner

2018   Craig Schoonmaker

2016   Mike Drexel

2015   Shawn Junko