[EDITOR’S NOTE: Even before the updated, unofficial standings are posted, atombash.com has a report on the current leaders in the Florida State Bowling Association’s Open tournament.]
Things remained status quo on the leaderboard after action in the next-to-last weekend (June 20-21) in the 81st annual Florida State Bowling Association Open Championship Tournament in Gainesville.
According to updated unofficial standings posted Monday (June 22), leaders of all eight events held firm, and in fact, there was only one change in any of the top three positions.
That change came in the handicap five-player competition, as an Orlando team called Just Look @ The Flowers moved into the runner-up spot with a score of 3,633. Coudron Irrigation of Lakeland remained the top handicap team with 3,696, and Lodge Lanes of Orlando still has the score to beat in team scratch totals with 3,638.
Denny Lutjens of Tampa has the No. 1 position in handicap singles with 845, and Shaun Goucher of St. Petersburg has the top scratch singles pinfall with 789.
In nine-game all-events, Micheal Preston of Gainesville still has the scratch score to beat with 2,246 (a 249.5 average), while Preston Willis of Bradenton leads handicap all-events with 2,578.
Willis and Tony Kormansek, also of Bradenton, are listed No. 1 in handicap doubles with 1,740, and Kormansek is runner-up in handicap all-events with 2,430. And still on top in scratch doubles are Presley Gissendanner and Micheal Preston of Gainesville with 1,499.
Mike Aleshire of North Port moved among the leaders in two scratch events, as he is now fourth in all-events with 2,172 and ninth in singles with 728. Among other new representatives of the Sarasota-Manatee in the Top 10 are Dustin Ferrell of Bradenton (sixth in handicap singles with 830) and Bowling Services III of Sarasota (sixth in scratch team with 3,311).
The 11-weekend tournament concludes next Sunday (June 28). Following are the current top three in each of the eight event classifications, plus any Sarasota-Manatee area bowlers in the Top 50. And to view the complete Top 50 standings in each event, click here.
- TEAM HANDICAP: 1, Coudron Irrigation (Orange Belt) 3,696; 2, Just Look @ The Flowers (Orlando) 3,663; 3, Lodge Lanes (Orlando) 3,662; 5, Tony 2 (Bradenton) 3,648; 15, C&L Awards (Sarasota) 3,583; 16, Bowling Services III (Sarasota 3,576; 41, Dream Team (Bradenton) 3,502.
- TEAM SCRATCH: 1, Lodge Lanes (Orlando) 3,638; 2, Flying Circus IV (Seminole County) 3,408; 2, Flying Circus I (Seminole County) 3,397; 6, Bowling Services III (Sarasota) 3,311; 42, Team SKOB(Sarasota) 3,035.
- DOUBLES HANDICAP: 1, Preston Willis and Tony Kormansek (Bradenton) 1,740; 2, Handy Rawls and Anthony Mann (Palm Beach) 1,585; 3, Presley Gissendanner and Michael Preston (Gainesville) 1,582; 13, Sandra Dickerman and Dan Dickerman (Bradenton) 1,528; 31, Amado Mendez and Robert Oden (Sarasota) 1,500; tie 35, John Kievith and Bill Lippman (Sarasota) 1,492.
- DOUBLES SCRATCH: 1, Presley Gissendanner and Micheal Preston (Gainesville) 1,499; 2, Kevin Stewart (Cape Coral) and Matt Gilman (Pembroke Pines); 3, Bobby Walters Sr. and Bobby Walters Jr. (Sunrise) 1,439; 36, Roger King and John Thompson (Sarasota) 1,317.
- SINGLES HANDICAP: 1, Denny Lutjens (Tampa) 845; 2, Kevin Reichenbach (Sarasota) 844; 3, John Wood (East Pasco) 843; 4, Tyler Lackey (Port Charlotte) 837; 5, Preston Willis (Bradenton) 833; 6, Dustin Ferrell (Bradenton) 830; tie 8, Nick Wagner (Bradenton) and Tony Kormansek (Bradenton) 825; 14, Jim Ord (Sarasota) 815; 17, Chuck Souzer (Sarasota) 804; 32, David Knapp (Sarasota) 792; 45, Sandy Combs (Sarasota) 780.
- SINGLES SCRATCH: 1, Shaun Goucher (St. Petersburg) 789; 2, Mike Kaczka (Key Largo) 784, 3, Kevin Reichenbach (Sarasota) 769; 9, Mike Aleshire (Port Charlotte) 728; 21, Nick Wagner (Bradenton) 704.
- ALL-EVENTS HANDICAP: 1, Preston Willis (Bradenton) 2,578; 2, Tony Kormansek (Bradenton) 2,420; 3, Arthur Fulbright (Gainesville) 2,354; 19, Tyler Lackey (Port Charlotte) 2,280.
- ALL-EVENTS SCRATCH: 1, Micheal Preston (Gainesville) 2,246; 2, Mike Kaczka (Key Largo) 2,229; 3, Shaun Goucher (St. Petersburg) 2,183; 4, Mike Aleshire (Port Charlotte) 2,172.
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