CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids United States Bowling Congress Bowling Association hosted the 101st Iowa State USBC BA tournament over the last several months, concluding May 6.
The tournament started Feb. 3 and ran every weekend for 13 weeks.
All of the events were held in two local bowling centers — May City Bowl and Cedar Rapids Bowling Center. The team event was at Cedar Rapids Bowling Center and doubles and singles at May City Bowl.
There were more than 5,200 bowlers vying for a state championships in the three events — team, doubles and singles — as well as in the all events category. There were three divisions this year — booster, standard and open — which caused a bit of confusion for some bowlers, but was fair for all bowlers because they were able to compete against like averages and not the whole field.
There were 43 perfect games (18 in team, 10 in singles and 15 in doubles) and 13 800 series (five team, five singles and three doubles). An 857 as the highest of the tournament.
Cedar Rapids has now produced more 300 games and 800 series in the history of the tournament with Waterloo falling into second with 32 300s and 13 800s, set in 2015.
The winners this year were:
l Booster team — Splits Happen of Marengo with a 3255
l Booster doubles — Christopher Shannon/Niles Lindsey of Independence with a 1432
l Booster singles — Dennis Smith of Des Moines with a 758
l Booster all events — Brandon Guilder of Postville with a 2185
l Standard team — Old Timers 20 of Marshalltown with a 3627
l Standard doubles — Andy Risinger/Allen Mumm of DeWitt with a 1536
l Standard singles — Justin Kern of West Des Moines with a 807
l Standard all events — Brianna Peyton of Des Moines with a 2334
l Open team — Elite Electric of Davenport with a 3616
l Open doubles — (tie) Laurel Ely/Jordan Ely of Kellogg and Bob Brummel/Josh Hepp of LeMars with a 1525
l Open singles — Jerran Marshall of Burlington with a 824
l Open all events — Jason Oskerson of New London with a 2347
The 2019 state tournament will be held in Muscatine at the Rose Bowl and information will be coming out sometime around September on the Iowa State USBC BA website and via mail to all team captains that had teams in the tournament this year. The deadline for reserved entries is Nov. 1. The final deadline is Dec. 1.