Paul Hennessy of Myrtle, Mo., won the last of three handicap sweepers at Indian Hills Bowl in Ash Flat Sept. 13, defeating Charlie Pipes of Jonesboro 218-171.
Twenty nine bowlers competed for the $855 in prizes in the event, with only the top five bowlers receiving cash.
After five games across 10 lanes, the top five bowlers went into single-game, elimination-style roll offs.
The top finishers after five games were: Paul Hennessey 1236; Charlie Pipes 1210; Earl Cali 1195; Kevin McCollum 1185; Mike Aronoff 1178.
Other top finishers who followed the cut of the top five finishers were: Jim Stark 1169; Al Guenette 1150; Justin Shelton 1144; David Johnson 1131; Mary Ivy 1119.
Ivy rolled the highest scratch game of the day, 259, after finishing the fourth game with eight strikes in a row.
Fifth place went to Mike Aronoff of Cherokee Village, after he lost to Kevin McCollum of Jonesboro 246-215, for $70.
Fourth place went to Earl Cali of Thayer, after he lost to McCollum in a close match, 219-209.
Cali received $95.
Next up was second-place finisher Charlie Pipes of Jonesboro. Pipes beat McCollum in the closest match of the day, 202-201. McCollum became the third-place finisher and won $130.
Pipes advanced to the final round to face top seed Paul Hennessey.
Hennessey easily defeated Pipes 218-171.
Pipes received $200 and Hennessey received $360 and top honors in the third and final of three sweepers events to kick off the 2008-09 season.