Romano’s hosts charity bowling tourney

SARANAC LAKE – The inaugural Winter Classic 9-pin charity bowling tournament was held Saturday and Sunday at Romano’s Saranac Lanes.

The event was established as an annual fundraiser to support handicapped and special needs children in the community. The goal to help those youngsters advance personal leadership skills and assist them in accomplishing goals otherwise unavailable to them financially.

The tournament, which was sponsored by the Adirondack Events Group, featured a recreation and pro division and included singles competitions in seven divisions as well as a team challenge contest.

Three bowlers tied for high game scratch, with Jeff Brown, Kevin Hanlon and Tom Foley all finishing with 300s.

Dick Barton took high game handicap honors with a 314 and was followed by Phil Muha with a 290 and Tom Hopseker with a 289.

Saranac Lake’s Chris Tallman won the high series scratch with an 800, Foley was just two pins back in second with a 798 and Hanlon placed third with a 775.

The high handicap series title went to Muha with an 821, Barton was runner-up with an 818 and Connie Tabolt was third with a 776.

The high handicap team crown went to TTPD with a 1,077, the Ladies CH were second with an 839 and the Ballbustrs were third with an 820.

Those three teams finished in the same order in the high handicap team series. TTPD won with a 3,147, the Ladies CH scored a 2,531 and the Ballbustrs finished with a 2,392.

Da House took the high team game scratch title with a 1,000, the 4Strangers were second with a 970 and Advance Auto knocked down 959 pins for a third-place result. Da House also won the team challenge championship with 3,015 pins, 4Strangers were the runner-up with a 2,871 and Advance Auto was third with a 2,833 count.

The winning teams and singles players earned plaques for their victories.