In The Pocket: Admire nearly rolled three 300 games

Photo providedFormer SUNY Schenectady culinary arts student Bryan Admire recently put up big numbers in the Capital District All Star league.
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Former SUNY Schenectady culinary arts student Bryan Admire recently put up big numbers in the Capital District All Star league.

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Former SUNY Schenectady culinary arts student Bryan Admire served up some tasty bowling achievements recently in the Capital District All Star league at Sportsman’s Bowl.

The 24-year-old Mohonasen High School graduate rolled a 300 game during a huge 847 triple to lead the card by 75 pins, and he came within a couple of shots of a perfect triple. After leaving a 10-pin on his first toss of the night, he kept striking until leaving a 4-pin on his first shot in the 10th frame, settling for a 269. In game No. 2, he rolled the first seven strikes until coming up high and leaving the 6-10 in the eighth frame en route to a 278. He then pounded the pocket every shot in game No. 3 to pick up his 10th career perfect game and second 800 triple.

Admire currently bowls in just the one league because of work commitments. Not only is he a line cook at Delmonico’s Italian Steakhouse, but he is also working for the NYS Tax Department.

“I wouldn’t mind bowling more, but at the same time, it’s hard to travel three hours to a place, bowl six games, and then go home,” Admire explained. “I used to bowl twice a week. I bowled in the Tuesday Nite Classic league at Sportsman’s and also bowled in a league at Towne Bowling Academy once. But with my work schedule, it’s hard to commit to more than just once a week right now.”

Admire pointed out that in order to bowl in another league, or in tournaments on the road, he would have to give his employer plenty of notice to get the entire weekend off. He works 60 hours a week between his two jobs, including every Sunday at the restaurant.

Admire loves the power game, and he has the physique to handle it.

“I like hooking the ball,” he explained. “But I recently changed my grip, and it has helped me quite a bit. I used to bowl with the Sarge Easter grip, but over the quarantine during the pandemic break, I went to a full fingertip grip. I had pain in my ring finger for a year. That’s why I originally went to the Sarge Easter grip.”

The Sarge Easter grip is extremely uncommon these days. The middle finger is drilled with a fingertip hole, while the ring finger is drilled with either a conventional or semi-fingertip hole. It’s often used to improve axis rotation, prevent an early wrist turn, or to combat a finger injury.

“I used that grip since I was 18 years old, until I made the switch recently,” Admire said. “I first tried it on a couple of balls, and then when I felt comfortable, I started plugging all my balls and using the full fingertip grip on all of them.”

Admire learned the basics of the game from Sportsman’s co-owner Bob Tedesco Jr. and Sportsman’s desk man Mark Hilton.

“They mainly told me to use my legs more instead of just my upper body,” he said. “They also got me to stay down and look at my target instead of popping up at the line.”

Admire’s best average to date was a 223 in the Capital District All Star league, but he’s off to a great start, averaging 235 through the first eight weeks. He’s been using a Storm All-Road recently, but he doesn’t really have one favorite ball company right now.

“My goals are to bowl in more tournaments, but they have to be local,” Admire said. “I bowled in the USBC Nationals two years ago when they were held in Syracuse. I wouldn’t mind getting to the point where I could compete in the New England Bowling Association tournaments, and maybe the Bud Bowl. I want to win something that I would be proud of.

“Now, I’m working on getting lower at the line and bending more knees more. I put the ball down a little higher than most people, and I don’t get down at the line as low as I could like. I’m definitely working on that.”

By the way, although he helps serve up some delicious meals at Delmonico’s, his favorite type of cooking isn’t Italian or steaks. “I really enjoy decorating cakes,” he said.

MOVING ON UP

The second Sportsman’s Sweeper/Eliminator of the season drew a quality field of 20 bowlers last weekend, with Albany’s Brian Walton picking up the win.

The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk graduate shot a 245 in the five-man final game to rally past regional pro Nick Miseno, who shot a 236. Miseno appeared to have the finale locked up, but he missed a 4-pin in the seventh frame. Walton tossed a five-bagger to surge to the victory.

Rounding out the top five were Christian Chiarito (228), Jason Teale (193) and Austin Zullo (191).

The field was cut in half after the three-game qualifier, which was led by the afore-mentioned Admire, who collected a 300 game during a 764 triple. Matt Swiatocha (279-750), Pete Dougherty (268-741), Teale (270-739), Walton (268-734), Mike Pierce (258-717), Chiarito (300-713), Miseno (247-703), Chris Fawcett (248-702) and Zullo (269-678) advanced to the next round, where Teale shot a 300, Walton ripped a 268, Miseno tossed a 244, Chiarito ripped a 238 and Zullo shot a 235 to advance to the final five.

“I’ve been looking for a few tournaments to bowl in, and this one looked good,” said the 32-year-old Walton, who competes in league play at Del Lanes. “I got fortunate with a few shots, and when Nick missed that 4-pin, it gave me a shot to win.”

Walton has averaged as high as 245 in league competition and has 17 perfect games and 10 800 triples to his credit.

The next Sportsman’s Sweeper/Eliminator will be Dec. 19 at 2 p.m.

STRIKES & SPARES

Congratulations to regional pro Don Herrington, who qualified fourth with a 906 four-game series and then advanced to the third round, earning $150 in the fourth annual New York State Seniors Masters Championship at Rab’s Country Lanes on Staten Island.

Spare Time Latham hosts the next Amateur League Bowlers Association of New York tournament, a doubles event, on Dec. 13 at 9:30 a.m. The tournament will be sponsored by Martin, Harding & Mazzotti. Only bowlers with averages less than 215 are eligible. Handicap is 100% of 215, with a maximum of 75 pins per game. Entry fee is $100 per team, or $80 if paid by Dec. 6. First place will be $900, based on a full squad of 45 teams. There is also a $10 membership fee. Call Jim Burton (518-209-4748) for more information.

The third annual NYSCOPBA Over/Under Doubles Tournament will be held at Uncle Sam Lanes this Saturday at noon, at Hilltop Bowl on Nov. 19 and at Towne Bowling Academy Nov. 20-22. One bowler must be under 50 years of age, and the other must be over. Only one PBA or PWBA bowler is allowed per team. Entry fee is $140 per team, and $100 to re-enter with the same team. One in five tandems advance to the finals following the last qualifying squad on Sunday, Nov. 22. Qualifying will be three games across six lanes. There is a limit of 30 teams per squad. Contact Towne Bowling Academy at 518-355-3939 to make your reservation.

Also coming up soon at Towne Bowling Academy will be its 11th annual Handicap Team Tournament, with a $4,000 prize for first place and an optional singles tournament with $450 for the top prize. The tournament runs from Dec. 4 through Jan. 24, 2021. Entry fee is $160 per team and $15 per bowler for the optional singles. Handicap is based on 90% of 225.

The Empire State Youth Open series for both singles and doubles continues at Sportsman’s Bowl on Nov. 29 for a doubles event. Entry fee will be $40 per event, if pre-registered. The tournaments are USBC-sanctioned, and scholarship money is at stake. They will begin at 10 a.m. each day. Most of the events will be Junior Gold qualifiers. The remaining schedule will be Dec. 20, Jan. 10, Jan. 31 and Feb. 21. For more information, contact Sportsman’s Bowl at 518-355-4330. Checks can be mailed to Empire State Youth Open, c/o Steve Fawcett, 1321 Princetown Road, Schenectady NY 12306.

Barbecue Recreation Lanes in Hoosick Falls will be hosting a sweeper series, beginning Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Entry fee is $30 and the entry deadline is Friday at 9 p.m. Bowlers can register at Tom.Bowlingchat.net. There is a maximum of 30 bowlers per squad. One in eight bowlers will cash Handicap will be 90% of 220. Scratch and handicap brackets will be available. Walk-ins won’t be accepted. For more information, call 518-686-5751.

Town & Country’s second tournament of its sweeper series will be Sunday at 10 a.m. Entry fee is $40, and handicap is 90% of 215. There is a $5 one-time membership fee. The top 10 bowlers receive points toward the top performance award. Call Town & Country (518-456-1113) for more information.

MAJOR BOWLING

Chris Fawcett tossed a 289-775, Tammy Sader drilled a 279-773, B.J. Smith Jr. hammered a 286-772 and Jay Diamond recorded a perfect game to pace the Sportsman’s Majors Monday night at Sportsman’s Bowl.

Lindsey McPhail produced a 300 game and a 1015 four-game series, Zach Porter slammed a 279-1,007 and Tom Earl ripped a 279-969 in the Reis Group Kim Brown Memorial Mixed Doubles league Wednesday night at Towne Bowling Academy.

Nick Barnes continued his recent hot streak with a 746 triple, Bob “Goose” Faragon fired a 279-734 and Liz Kuhlkin put together a 257-707 in the Reis Group Kim Brown Memorial City League Monday night at Towne Bowling Academy.

Ryan Karabin posted a 265-983 four-game series to lead the Frank DePalma Boulevard Classic at Boulevard Bowl Tuesday night. P.J. Derenzo was second on the card with a 268-941.

Larry Banta unleashed a 255-957 four-game series, and Billy McGaffin recorded a 235-915 in the Amsterdam Men’s City league Monday night at Kelly’s Imperial Lanes. Brendan McGillin was third on the card with a 257-908.

REIS GROUP KIM BROWN MEMORIAL CITY LEAGUE

Standings

DeCrescente Distributing 19-5 J&F Law Care 17-7, Towne Bowling Academy 15-9, Syron’s Meat Market 15-9, 20 North 14-10, Downs Roofing 14-10, Vito Sindoni 13-11, Team 4 13-11, TSS Printing & Awards 12-12, KKV Recovery 9-15, D&D Lawncare 8-16, Home Tech Electric 8-16, Action Bowling Supply 7-17, Rollarama 4-20.

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Match summaries

DeCrescente Distributing (2)

Jessica Aiezza 238-177-275 — 690, Dave Samborin 182-201-180 — 563, Scott Rogers 212-202-195 — 609, Liz Kuhlkin 257-213-237 — 707. Totals: 889-793-887 — 2,569.

J&F Lawn Care (1)

Jason Brown 257-190-223 — 670, R.J. Martinez 179-277-215 — 671, Nick Stricos 189-210-182 — 581, Steve Hallenbeck 259-1199-184 — 642. Totals: 884-876-804 — 2,564.

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Syron’s Meat Market (2)

Ken Wilkins 204-189-225 — 618, Brandon Wolf 207-232-236 — 675, Don Herrington 201-215-230 — 646, Ken LaBelle Jr. 162-266-170 — 598. Totals: 774-902-861 — 2,537.

20 North (1)

Tommy Donato 257-178-177 — 612, Kenny Livengood 216-205-200 — 621, Joel Donato 225-256-178 — 659, Chris Radliff 255-218-203 — 676. Totals: 953-857-758 — 2,568.

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Towne Bowling Academy (3)

Tom Earl 215-237-210 — 662, Tom DiBell 209-201-249 — 659, Marty Capullo Jr. 214-238-265 — 717, Debbie Capullo 248-214-216 — 678. Totals: 886-890-940 — 2,716.

TSS Printing & Awards (0)

Dwayne Coonradt 220-247-179 — 646, Paul Dumas 232-190-197 — 619, Rick Speckhardt 171-189-199 — 559, Steve Wagoner 258-240-192 — 690. Totals: 881-866-767 — 2,514.

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Team 4 (1)

Marc Fowler 236-249-211 — 696, Cassius Boyd 200-189-234 — 623, Chris Jones 184-205-178 — 567, Chad Propper 216-220-217 — 653. Totals: 836-863-840 — 2,539.

Vito Sindoni (2)

Scott Chastenay 160-199-214 — 573, Mike DiCerbo 193-243-148 — 584, Rich Strath 202-225-238 — 665, Joe VanDerLinden 224-235-258 — 717. Totals: 779-902-858 — 2,539.

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Downs Roofing (3)

Chris Tinkle 195-198-230 — 623, Nick Barnes 245-246-255 — 746, Ryan Karabin 182-255-248 — 685, Billy Wigand 207-258-235 — 700. Totals: 829-957-968 — 2,754.

Home Tech Electric (0)

Austin Zullo 161-197-199 — 557, Chuck Schissler 184-166-190 — 540, Ronnie Zadrozny 167-202-182 — 551, Gabe Criscuolo 209-174-253 — 636. Totals: 721-739-824 — 2,284.

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Action Bowling Supply (0)

Rit Fazzone 187-164-182 — 513, Bob Messick 203-170-201 — 574, Natasha Bidwell 223-159-214 — 594, Matt Fazzone 228-224-248 — 700. Totals: 841-717-825 — 2,383.

KKV Recovery (3)

Nick DiCerbo 162-162-195 — 519, Vinny Struffolino 276-203-232 — 711, Jackie Malone 244-190-199 — 633, Bob Faragon 213-242-279 — 734. Totals: 895-797-905 — 2,597.

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D&D Lawncare (2)

Karrie Blake 191-212-171 — 574, Laura Rotter 195-191-185 — 571, Bill Judge 204-196-231 — 631, Jacob Ritter 168-256-229 — 653. Totals: 758-855-816 — 2,429.

Rollarama (1)

Ryan Gahan 180-215-258 — 653, Keith Lawyer 137-241-175 — 553, Dan Rotter 211-200-246 — 657, Tony Palumbo 192-177-198 — 567. Totals: 720-833-877 — 2,430.

SPORTSMAN’S MAJORS

Standings

Muny Grille 24-8, Next Level Detailing 24-8, Metroland Photo 23-9, Universal Auto Parts 21-11, Rollin’ Smoke BBQ 20-12, Mike’s Hot Dogs 19-13, Bob’s Pro Shop 17-15, Café One-Eleven 16-16, The Appliance Specialist 11-21, IDID 10-22, Klonowski’s Pro Shop 7-25, Girgenti’s Café & More 0-32.

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Match summaries

Girgenti’s Café & More (0)

Connor Shoemaker (absent) 200-200-200 — 600, Ernest Laduke Jr. 189-128-212 — 529, Rich Ellis 234-184-194 — 612, Jason Deitz 154-143-199 — 496. Totals: 777-655-805 — 2,237.

Muny Grille (4)

Jay Diamond 237-231-300 — 768, Dave Bingham (absent) 213-213-213 — 639, John Musto Jr. 245-216-244 — 705, Jamie Diamond 268-199-287 — 754. Totals: 963-859-1,044 — 2,866.

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Café One-Eleven (3)

Joe DiBiase 258-195-211 — 664, Joe O’Toole 186-232-182 — 600, Cory Buckley 255-222-266 — 743, Tyler Mochrie 168-256-277 — 701. Totals: 867-905-936 — 2,708.

IDID (1)

Tony Fernandez 203-214-220 — 637, Patti Tenyenhuis 248-202-179 — 629, Jim Valentino 204-221-171 — 596, A.J. Perone 225-149-252 — 626. Totals: 880-786-822 — 2,488.

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Bob’s Pro Shop (3)

Fred McMahon 190-181-203 — 574, Earl Lawrence Jr. 226-223-182 — 631, Bob Tedesco Jr. 196-190-187 — 573, Mike Smith 235-222-214 — 671. Totals: 847-816-786 — 2,449.

Klonowski’s Pro Shop (1)

Ted Klonowski III 168-228-215 — 611, Ted Klonowski Jr. 160-169-194 — 523, Jackelynn Noble 179-189-205 — 573, Jim Petronis 194-178-215 — 587. Totals: 701-764-829 — 2,294.

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Metroland Photo (4)

Lee Quivey 226-211-200 — 637, Steve Renzi 248-267-227 — 742, Mike Gallitelli 213-245-238 — 696, B.J. Smith Jr. 286-279-207 — 772. Totals: 973-1,002-872 — 2,847.

Mike’s Hot Dogs (0)

Doug Semerard 247-265-245 — 757, Tammy Sader 279-267-227 — 773, Rich Rogaski 185-223-140 — 548, Kevin Palmer 252-215-220 — 687. Totals: 963-970-832 — 2,765.

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The Appliance Specialist (1)

Melissa Bogholtz 206-278-186 — 670, Steve Fawcett 178-182-202 — 562, Zach Gravell 209-214-208 — 631, Chris Fawcett 279-289-207 — 775. Totals: 872-963-803 — 2,638.

Universal Auto Parts (3)

Andy Smith 152-196-268 — 616, Bill Heaphy III 245-196-241 — 682, Chris Smith 279-227-190 — 696, Chris Fedden 255-223-238 — 716. Totals: 931-842-937 — 2,710.

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Next Level Detailing (4)

Mike Guidarelli 220-246-278 — 744, Tom Siatkowski 229-211-217 — 657, Jim Parker 213-248-208 — 669, Matt Swiatocha 243-235-247 — 725. Totals: 905-940-950 — 2,795.

Rollin’ Smoke BBQ (0)

Kris Impellizzeri 169-215-193 — 577, Bill Carl 224-182-204 — 610, Kalynn Carl 192-248-253 — 693, Justin Carl 279-247-230 — 756. Totals: 864-892-880 — 2,636.

FRANK DEPALMA BOULEVARD CLASSIC

Standings

Downs Roofing 36-9, Derenzo’s Tax Service 24.5-20.5, Masons Automotive 24.5-20.5, Boulevard Bowl 19-26, D.A. Parisi & Co. 19-26, Kalpro 12-33.

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Match summaries

Kalpro (0)

Keith Lawyer 194-178-202-222 — 796, Kyle Wilkins 224-201-190-207 — 822, Bob Collins 173-199-150-163 — 685. Totals: 591-578-542-592 — 2,303.

Masons Automotive (5)

Mark Hansen 212-204-167-181 — 764, Robin Fredenburgh 200-228-205-200 — 833, B.J. Smith Jr. 215-238-227-215 — 895. Totals: 627-670-599-596 — 2,492.

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Downs Roofing (4)

Zach Strachan 265-235-201-204 — 905, Ryan Karabin 247-265-254-217 — 983, Tony Bianchi 256-175-192-227 — 850. Totals: 768-675-647-648 — 2,738.

Derenzo’s Tax Service (1)

P.J. Derenzo 248-216-268-209 — 941, Spark Derenzo 257-203-223-177 — 860, Bob Tuttle 257-186-180-167 — 790. Totals: 762-605-671-553 — 2,591.

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Boulevard Bowl (3)

Mike Scaccia 222-222-220-198 — 862, Brian Hart 182-192-200-191 — 765, Cory Bennett 172-189-191-181 — 733. Totals: 576-603-611-570 — 2,360.

D.A. Parisi & Co. (2)

John Mecca 198-219-203-174 — 794, Jeff Williams 198-201-182-176 — 757, Ken Wilkins 191-235-207-267 — 800. Totals: 587-655-592-517 — 2,351.

REIS GROUP KIM BROWN MEMORIAL MIXED DOUBLES

Standings

Sindoni Sausage 117-63, Revolutions Pro Shop 110.5-69.5, Never Enough Performance 110-70, Team 11 108-72, Towne Bowling Academy 102-78, Boulevard Bowl 98.5-81.5, Rogers MotorSports 98.5-81.5, Team 9 94.5-85.5, Team 20 93.5-86.5, TSS Printing & Awards 91.5-88.5, EARRRRLS 91-89, 15 Church 89-91, Next Level Detailing 87-93, Team 12 84.5-95.5, Loyal Nutrition 81.5-98.5, Team 8 77.5-102.5, Team 3 77-103, Team 17 73.5-106.5, Sportsman’s Bowl 66-114, A-Plus Heating 49-131.

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Match summaries

Rogers MotorSports (16)

Kelly Chrzanowski 223-204-219-191 — 837, Tom Rogers 217-213-210-241 — 881. Totals: 473-450-462-465 — 1,850.

Boulevard Bowl (4)

Lisa Rathbun-Read 183-248-192-181 — 805, Cliff Ruth 213-192-244-206 — 855. Totals: 418-462-459-409 — 1,748.

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Team 20 (5)

Chris Allen-Valenzuela 201-213-239-210 — 863, John Askew 220-197-176-193 — 786. Totals: 439-428-433-421 — 1,721.

Towne Bowling Academy (15)

Debbie Capullo 258-234-214-180 — 918, Ryan Gahan 221-198-226-201 — 846. Totals: 504-457-465-406 — 1,832.

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Team 8 (6)

Elizabeth Criscuolo 167-165-173-146 — 651, Gabe Criscuolo 208-188-227-189 — 812. Totals: 461-439-486-42 — 1,807.

Sindoni Sausage (14)

Liz Kuhlkin 194-233-241-278 — 946, Joe VanDerLinden 244-226-201-248 — 919. Totals: 441-462-445-529 — 1,877.

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Next Level Detailing (6)

Kim Swiatocha 226-164-179-202 — 771, Matt Swiatocha 215-227-232-255 — 929. Totals: 459-409-429-475 — 1,772.

EARRRRL’S (16)

Renee Earl 184-191-182-147 — 704, Tom Earl 279-247-229-214 — 969. Totals: 499-474-447-397 — 1,817.

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Team 17 (15)

Ursula Pasquerella 224-161-182-192 — 759, Joe Venduro 245-256-202-245 — 948. Totals: 511-459-426-479 — 1 ,875.

Never Enough Performance (5)

Kate Clark 214-268-204-204 — 890, Jamie Duncan 166-225-159-222 — 772. Totals: 411-524-394-457 — 1,786.

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TSS Printing & Awards (12)

Jackie Malone 225-218-225-203 — 871, Paul Dumas 185-218-268-269 — 940. Totals: 447-473-530-509 — 1,959.

Sportsman’s Bowl (8)

Erika Poje 203-221-179-211 — 814, Joe Wolf 225-231-213-211 — 880. Totals: 428-502-442-472 — 1,894.

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Loyal Nutrition (6)

Amber Dominic 217-201-156-193 — 767, Vinny Struffolino 246-254-219-164 — 883. Totals: 509-501-421-403 — 1,834.

Team 12 (14)

Janelle Irwin 220-201-259-218 — 898, Steve Irwin 156-269-224-214 — 864. Totals: 414-508-521-471 — 1,914.

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Team 2 (2)

Jenn Schissler 171-172-202-179 — 724, Chuckie Schissler 182-182-201-177 — 742. Totals: 397-398-447-400 — 1 ,642.

Revolutions Pro Shop (18)

Lindsey McPhail 258-216-300-241 — 1,015 Don Herrington 187-232-213-238 — 870. Totals: 456-459-524-490 — 1,929.

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Team 11 (3)

Kris Impellizzeri 214-227-184-188 — 813, Scott Rogers 237-247-227-223 — 934. Totals: 469-492-429-429 — 1,819.

15 Church (17)

Aliyah Liberatore 201-221-214-241 — 877, Ben Empie 178-223-208-204 — 813. Totals: 451-516-494-517 — 1,978.

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Team 9 (13)

Kaitlyn Barnes 222-231-252-224 — 929, Nick Barnes 217-247-206-255 — 925. Totals: 462-501-481-502 — 1,946.

A-Plus Heating (7)

Michelle Largeteau 145-133-109-144 — 531, Zach Porter 247-279-258-223 — 1,007. Totals: 481-501-456-456 — 1,894.

AMSTERDAM MEN’S CITY LEAGUE

Standings

JLD 60-21, Skyview Lounge 57-24, Excellent Autos 44-37, Imperial Lanes 44-37, RJ Sheetmetal 43-38, Team Bryk 36-45, Team Majewski 33-48, Team Schultz 33-48, Team Mason 31-50, Liberatore Electric 24-57.

Leaderboard

Larry Banta 255-957, Billy McGaffin 235-915, Brendan 257-908, Mike Bellinger 268-900, Dave Pangburn 257-898, Ken Myers 242-883, Justin Lansing 234-878, A.J. Bryk 258-854, Tony Cosentino 223-849, Jeremy McGaffin 228-844.

Reach Bob Weiner at [email protected]

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