Salvemini Takes Title at
BBA’s 1st Scratch Senior Singles
61 year old Joe Salvemini topped a great field of 48 bowlers and won $700 in the process in BBA’s 1st (of hopefully many) Scratch Senior Singles on August 21st @ Clayton Valley Bowl.
In the final match, Joe needed a 9 count or a strike on the 1st ball of the 10th frame for the win. The situation tightened up a bit when Salvemini came in light and left the 3-9. However, the new operator of the Pro Shop inside AMF Rocklin Bowl was up to the task and easily converted the spare and finished with a 229-221 win.
2nd place & $450 went to Garrie Yacap, who led all qualifiers with a huge 5 game block of 1320, which included a 1st game of 216….so he went 1104 for the final 4 games of qualifying and had a 300 in game 1 of the finals.
With a 226-191 win over Marty Deh in the final game of the finals round, Chuck Tillson remained in 3rd place to earn $320.
Of the 48 bowler field, the majority of it (28) was made of bowlers in the 55 & over age category, while the rest (20) came out of the 45-54 age group.
The oldest player in the event, 71 year old John Dorsett made the finals, qualifying 6th in his division with 1125, eventually finishing in 8th for $130.
The tournament’s other 300 game came from Ron Case in game 3 of qualifying, which was part of a 1258 block, which made him the high qualifier of the “kids” division.
Look for our 2nd BBA Senior Scratch Singles in November or December.