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Calis finish sweeper strong

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Batesville's Rick Isley won the second of three handicap sweepers at Indian Hills Bowl after defeating Adam Kingsbury of Cherokee Village in the final game, 261-202 with handicap, April 19.

The prize fund exceeded the first sweeper held on March 15, and a field of 38 bowlers competed for a total of $1,615.

After five games, the field was cut to the top eight bowlers.

Rick Isley was top seed after rolling scratch scores 191, 255, 223, 224 and 224 for a total of 1,207 with handicap.

Second was RC Cali of Thayer with scratch scores 198, 158, 219, 176 and 246 for a total of 1,192 with handicap.

Third was Oscar Najaro of Batesville with scratch scores 184, 269, 189, 148 and 161 for a total of 1,191 with handicap.

Fourth was Adam Kingsbury of Cherokee Village with scratch scores of 179, 166, 186, 226 and 199 for a of total 1,186 with handicap.

Fifth was Jessica Cali of Thayer with scratch scores 120, 178, 170, 138 and 107 for a total of 1,183 with handicap.

Mike Aronoff of Cherokee Village came in sixth; Danny Ruff of Ozark Acres was seventh; and Curtis Bancroft of Hardy and Jason Eddy of Batesville were tied for eighth place at 1,169, which was the cut line and forced the one ball sudden death roll-off. Eddy was up first after the coin toss and left the 6-7-10.

Bancroft stepped up and responded with a solid strike which left him in sole possession of the eighth-place spot.

These top eight finishers were seeded into a single-game bracket elimination format.

After the first round eliminations, bowlers and their finishing spots were: 8th place: Mike Aronoff ($85), 7th place: Curtis Bancroft ($100), 6th place: RC Cali ($110), and 5th place: Jessica Cali ($135).

The second round eliminated two bowlers and their finishing spots were: 4th place: Danny Ruff ($175) and 3rd place: Oscar Najaro ($250).

That left Adam Kingsbury and top seed Rick Isley.

Isley fired off five strikes in the first five frames, finishing with a 243 scratch and a 261 total with handicap.

Kingsbury couldn't get going to catch Isley and finished with a 156 and a 202 total with handicap.

Kingsbury received $290 and Isley received $490 and champion status for his efforts.

The next handicap sweeper is scheduled for May 31.

To reserve a spot, call tournament manager Anthony Doncheff at 870-847-6258, or e-mail him at tonydoncheff@centurytel.net.

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