Local bowling: It’s tournament time across the region
Post-Tribune staff report December 25, 2012 9:24PM
Division winners at the Post-Tribune Sport Shot Classic in September were (from left) Mitchell Katic, Kaity Galka and Rob Krooswyk. | Steve T. Gorches~Post-Tribune
The Lakeshore USBC will hold its annual city tournament open to men and women starting Saturday, Jan. 19 with singles and doubles at Camelot Bowl in Portage. There are also singles and doubles squads on Sunday, Jan. 27 and Saturday, Feb. 9.
Team event will be held on Sunday, Jan. 20, Saturday, Jan. 26 and Sunday, Feb. 10, at Ray’s Lanes in Lake Station. The cost is $30 per event with all-events optional. There will also be a special award for seniors (ages 55-64) and super seniors (65-and-older), men and women.
Handicap will be based on 2011-12 average and all entrants must have at least 15 games in a Lakeshore Association league this season, or 21 games last season. For more details, contact tournament manager Ken Laviolette at 741-4915 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
P-T SSC around the corner: Can Kaity Galka repeat as women’s champ? Will her boyfriend Mitchell Katic win another youth title? Will one of his Calumet College teammates bring home a title? How about their coach, Mike Kubacki? The third Post-Tribune Sport Shot Classic and second annual Winter Classic — last year’s inaugural P-T SSC attracted 146 entries — will take place at 9:45 a.m., on Jan. 6 at Stardust III.
Like the other two PTSSC tourneys, there are three divisions — men, women and youth — with and entry fee of $30 prepaid ($40 day of event) and first place paying $600, based on 120 entries in each. Last January there were 46 youth entries alone, as they got ready for the high school postseason. For more details, call Shaun Ciesielski at Stardust III at 322-3666, or call me at 648-3141.
Greater Calumet senior tourney: The Greater Calumet Area USBC will hold its seventh annual Senior Singles Championships for men and women ages 50 and older starting Jan. 20 at Lan-Oak Lanes (2524 Ridge Road in Lansing, Ill.). Squads are at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, and at 9 a.m. and noon on Sunday, Jan. 27.
Divisions are designed to level the playing field for bowlers 50-59 who average 200 or less, and those averaging 201 or more. There are also divisions for 60 and older who average 200 or less, and 201 or more.
The cost is $25 for four games with the low game being tossed out. Handicap is based on 2011-12 averages. First place in each division will be $200 and winners will also receive a free ticket to the association’s 27th annual Hall of Fame and Awards banquet in December 2013. For reservations or more details, call the GCA USBC office at 923-7240.
Snow Bowl at Stardust II: The 17th annual Snow Bowl no-tap singles tournament will be held at 10 p.m., on Saturday, Jan. 13 at Stardust II in Hobart. The late-night event has a $25 entry fee (through Jan. 5 with a $5 late fee for entries after that date).
The tourney is open to men and women, 18 years and older, with handicap based on a 215 average. Out of every entry, $5 goes toward the Lakeshore Association scholarship fund.
And by popular demand, the late-night breakfast portion of the tourney will be back. For more details, contact Ken Laviolette at 741-4915 or email@example.com.