Stroud takes lead for women's city champion

The 6th Annual VUSBC Women's City Tournament started competition last weekend with senior bowler Delores Stroud taking the lead for the coveted title of Women's City Champion, which is based on the three-event, nine-game scratch total.

Stroud rolled sets of 597 (doubles), 537, (singles), and 536 (team) for a score of 1,670.

If Stroud's scores hold up, she will win three titles, city champion, handicap all events, and division I doubles title.

In the singles event, Samantha Wharton posted a very nice 624 scratch and 707 handicap set to take the lead in division I.

Ida Caballero, with a 611 scratch and 692 handicap, is currently in second place in the same division. Betty Scheffer holds the third-place spot with a score of 679.

The division II singles bowlers were closely bunched with Doris Schmidt taking the lead with a score of 659.

Sharold Garrett with 657 and Deborah Bues with 655 hold the second- and third-place spots, respectively.

The mother and daughter duo of Delores Stroud and Carri Lee are in first place in the division I doubles event with a score of 1,326. Delores led the way with a nice 705 set contributing towards the total.

Joanna Sanders (608) and Samantha Wharton (627) are in second place with a score of 1,235.

The division II leaders are senior bowlers and teammates Chris Sturm (700) and Betty Scheffer (681) with a score of 1,381.

Partners Carol Godde and Patricia Tidwell complemented each other very nicely as they both bowled a 643 set to total 1,286 for the second-place spot.

The third-place position is held by Emily Estrada (642) and Minnie Farias (641) with a score of 1,283.

In the team event, all teams competed in the first weekend, so team champions have been declared.

The competition was close in division II with team Thrown Together winning with a score of 3,156. Team members and scores are Rebekah Martinez (714), Patricia Bellanger (738), Dawn Marek (564), Michelle Bonuz (535) and Lori Heil (605).

In second place is the Stroud's team with a score of 3,141. Team members and scores are Delores Stroud (644), Amanda Kern (658), Nora Molina (578), Deborah Bues (692) and Carri Lee (569).

The team Fireball holds the third-place spot with a total of 3,082. Members are Zina Kalmus (582), Emily Estrada (588), Irene Mozisek (588), Minnie Farias (614) and Carolyn Danesie (669).

Only one team competed in division I, so they are the winners.

The team Game Over with a score of 2,729 won first place. Team members are Lynda Mikulec, Chris Guerra, Joanna Sanders, Ida Caballero, and Samantha Wharton.

In handicap all events, the division I leader is Delores Stroud with a nine-game total of 1,994. Betty Scheffer totaled 1,939 for second place, and Lori Heil is in third place with a score of 1,886.

The division II leader is Deborah Bues with a score of 1,989. Chris Sturm is in second place with a 1,961 total, and Kristen Washington holds the third spot with a 1,910 pins.

Next Saturday at 3 p.m., Century Lanes will host the last sets of doubles in this year's tournament.