Roger Kitchen claims Rockford men’s bowling title

StoryImage( ‘/Images/Story//Auto-img-114245550425292.jpg’, ‘Photo by Doug Halberstadt’, ‘A bowler on the approach at the annual Men's City Tournament held at Park Lanes.’);

The Rockford Bowling Association concluded its annual Men’s City Tournament Sunday, March 12 at Park Lanes.

A total of 714 individuals competed for the top honor in the singles division. According to tournament director Larry Spencer, “this is the largest number of entries in over 30 years.”

Even though the results won’t be “official” for a couple weeks, it looks as though this year’s title of the best bowler in Rockford will go to Roger Kitchen. Kitchen rolled a three-game series of 860. Kitchen is a league bowler at B & B Park Bowl.

Second place in the singles division goes to Jeremy Jewell with an 846. Rounding out the top five are Don Adams, 834; Steven Mielke, 814; and John Rodriguez, 808.

In the doubles division, the team of Lynn Heinemann and Gene Johnson took the top spot with a total pin fall of 1,603. The second place team was the father-daughter combination of Chuck Williams and Sue Salberg. They combined for 1,541 pins.

A group called “5 Plus 1” took first place in the team event last month. They combined for a total of 3,437. “Cats and Dogs” finished second, only 40 pins behind the winners.

From the March 15-21, 2006, issue

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