Conchola fields week's top bowling score
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In a week when scores were low, Michael Conchola parlayed two good games to produce the winning series during Rolling Thunder League play.
Conchola started with great individual games of 255 and 244 before losing the line and finishing with a 172 to total 671 for the night.
Mark Svatek rolled the second high total with a very nice 253 game, contributing toward a 655 set.
Scott Snow rolled an impressive 256 individual game, and Tom Crowe posted a 244 high for another good game.
Rebekah Martinez recorded the women's high total while competing in the Sunday Striker League.
Martinez rolled a 208 high game on her way to a 553 series.
The 35th Annual Victoria Latin Bowlers's Club Tournament is on tap for this weekend at the Century Lanes.
The tournament is billed as a handicap team tournament, but there are individual champions for both men and women.
With 64 men's and 32 women's teams fighting for the chance at money and glory, tournament director Lee Caballero and all his staff have their hands full in accommodating the bowlers in the two-day tournament.
As usual teams from as far away as Fort Worth and the Rio Grande Valley will flock to the invitation-only tournament to show off their skill.
While all the team spots are full, Caballero may need men or women substitutes in case a team member fails to make it to the tournament. If you would like to be listed as a substitute and have an average from last year, call Lee Caballero at 361-571-3594 to be on the list.
Kelly Kulich won her third U.S. Women's Open title, which is one of bowlings' major crowns.
The tournament, hosted by the Bowling Proprietors Association of America (BPAA), was originally known as the All-Star Tournament since a majority of the bowling stars in the 1950s and 60s competed to see who was the best in the world.
The BPAA threw a wrinkle in this years's tournament, which was held in Reno, Neveda.
The match-game competition to reach the five step ladder finalists were bowled in the National Bowling Stadium.
The five finalists, however, competed on four lanes built on Virginia Street under the famous Reno arch.
Battling wind, dust and a sweltering desert sun, Kulich defeated Missy Parkin 170 to 160 after having to overcome splits in the eighth and ninth frames.
Kulich previously won U.S. Women Open titles in 2003 and 2010.
In the semi-final match, Parkin defeated Shannon O'Keefe 150-148.
In the inaugural Senior U.S. Women's Open, Robin Romeo defeated Lucy Sandelin 225-188.
WOODLAWN SUMMER DUO 1ST NO IDEA Men: J. Holbert 597; SUNDAY STRIKERS 1ST WHO'S BOWLING THIS WEEK Women: R. Martinez 208-553; J. Reyna 505; Men: R. Martinez 230-635; E. smith 604; ROLLING THUNDER 1ST THE CROSSROADS ROLLERS Women: O. Jackson 520; L. Popp 516; L. Heil 512; Men: M. Conchola 257-673; M. Svatek 253-655; T. Crowe 244-641; R. Brotze 225-629; A. Verduzco 228-620; C. Kurtz 612; J. Smith 610; S. Zeplin 604; R. Norman 597; J. Rodriguez 591; J. Blount 591; S. Miller 584; A. Mayfield 564; R. Verduzco 563; K. Rosales 563; T. Tanner 231-561; S. Snow 256-559; B. Hammack 558; J. Bryant 555; B. Hilbig 551.