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    Sunday, 15 October 2017 09:26

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    NEW – You can now submit Biographies to, we will review each submission carefully and put them on the site.  In 2018-19 season. We are hoping to select bowlers from each areas and induct them into hall-of-fame which should be the summer of 2019.


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    PBA Returns to AMF Riviera Lanes in Akron for 2018 Tournament of Champions
    PBA to celebrate its 60th anniversary season with return to historic bowling center filled with memories


    CHICAGO (September 6, 2017) – The Professional Bowlers Association will return to historic AMF Riviera Lanes in suburban Akron, Ohio, for the 2018 PBA Tournament of Champions, February 5-11, as part of the organization’s 60th anniversary celebration, PBA CEO and Commissioner Tom Clark announced today. 

    Riviera Lanes, the home of PBA’s TOC from 1966 through 1994, provided the setting for many of the most memorable tournaments in PBA history. The 40-lane center in Fairlawn, Ohio, hosted the Tournament of Champions for 28 years, with Norm Duke winning Riviera’s final event. 

    Monday, 28 August 2017 10:58

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    Friday, 26 May 2017 08:27

    Ferguson surprised with induction

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         When Akron broadcaster Phil Ferguson walked into Prestwick Country Club to emcee the 12th Annual Tri-County Bowling Hall of Fame dinner at Prestwick Country Club May 19, he was surprised to see his two sons (Phil IV and Mike) and his older brother (former Pro Bowler Jeff) there along with co-workers Angela Bellios, Steve French and Bob Golic, he was further confused when Kathy Skinner handed him a program with one page missing;

    Friday, 07 April 2017 13:39

    Three elected to Tri-County for ability

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    The Tri-County bowling Hall of Fame (Summit, Portage, Medina) has elected four people including the first Josephine Stafinski Award winner this year,  The class which will be induted on May 19 at Prestwick County Club (note new location) will include Dave Oesch, formerly of Stow, now living in Georgia), Quinn Simpson, a Senior player who returned to Akron after a long time away and the late Steve Kinty, former proprietor of Turkeyfoot Lanes. The inaugural Josephine Stafinski Award for Outstanding Service will also be presented at the banquet. The name of the recipient will be announced at the banquet. Tickets are $28.00 apiece  with a choice of Black Angus Steak, Chicken Cordon Bleu or Broiled Roughy, . Tickets may be ordered by May 12 through either Hall of Fame Secretary  Kathy Skinner, at 330-929-3329 or Association Manager Judi Steinbrink at 330-896-9643. They must be paid for in advance by the 12th with your choice of dinner.  There will be a Cash bar at 6, and Dinner at 7, at the Country Club which is at 3571 Glen Eagles Blvd. in Uniontown.

    Sunday, 02 April 2017 19:22

    Twin Star Lanes Scratch Doubles Tournament

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    Saturday April 1st saw seventeen teams enter Bill White's Twin Star Lanes in Kent to compete in the Twin Star Lanes Scratch Doubles Tournament. The format consisted of; teams rolling four games across eight lanes, then cutting to the top four teams to advance to the step ladder finals to determine the championship winners.  High team game in the qualifying round went to Jesse Smith and Steve Waters who combined their efforts for a blistering 588, which also consisted of the high individual game of the tournament which saw Jesse Smith blast a 298. The score was shot in game two which propelled the team from 16th place to 2nd place. After qualifying the field was cut to the top four teams for match play which saw, the team of Mark Pordash and Joe Hostetler seeded 4th face off against the 3rd seeded team of Jesse Smith and Steve Waters, the team of Pordash and Hostetler totaled a series of 449, however, they fell to a combines score of 453 by Smith and Waters, thus advanced Smith and Waters into the next match and their awaiting opponents of  Rob Sample and Frank Testa. The two teams seemed to strike at will, however, Smith and Waters pulled away in the final frames to grab another victory totalling scores of 512 for Smith and Waters to 481 for Sample and Testa. Setting up the championship match between the 1st seed team of Howard Ridgeway and Teryo Wade against the 3rd seed team of Smith and Waters, which once again found Jesse Smith and Steve Waters out scoring their opponents 498 to 435 which gave the victory and the Twin Star Lanes Scratch Doubles Championship to Jesse Smith and Steve Waters. 


    Congratulations to the champions and to all the tournament competitors who participated in this event to make it the success it was.
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    Brandon Fleming a top Junior bowler in the area was on fire at Legend Lanes Sunday, firing 278 his first game, he started with the first 10 the next game before leaving a 9 pin and settling for 289, and closed with 238 for an 805 series and propel him and adult partner Chris Osborne to a 1482 series and the victory in the Greater Summit County USBC Junior-adult tournament scratch division. The other divisions champs having been determined yet due to verification of averages. Fleming is the son of top players Roger and Tina Fleming and Osborne is the proprietor of Perfect Fit Pro Shop. The team of Junior Angelo Biondo and top regional player Joe Bailey also passed the 1400 barrier.

    Friday, 17 March 2017 12:48

    Greg's Towing captures association tournament

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    Greg's Towing team tossed 3,311 the first week of action in the Summit County USBC ladies tournament at Brunswick Charger Lanes in Norton and saw it hold up to capture the Team Event Handicap title. BIG shot 3,304 the second week but fell 7 pins short. Members of the winning team were Debbie Stalnaker, Kellie VanNatten, Jenny Hughes, Linda Hughes and Allison McCarty. The team event actual title was captured by Perfect Fit Pro Shop with 2770. Members of that team were Lisa Osborne, Nancy Scorr, Sandy Brindley, Gwin Eckert and Nikki Fanizzi. Capturing the Doubles were Athena Ebersole and Missy Sikora with 1454 and the Singles Handiap was taken by Sam Underwood with 781 The Singles Actual title was taken by Nancy Scott with 700, nosing out Lisa Osborne by 9 pins. in the Donita Glenny Seniors event which is run concurrently with the tournament, Loretta Shackleford won the 75 and over division with 765, In the 70-75 division the titleist was Rebecca White with 653. Wanda Jones took the 65-70 division with 634, Julie Molenaur captured the 60-65 division with 690, Mary Jo Whited took the 55-60 division with 724 and 50 year old Nora Johnson took the 50-55 division with 665.

    Monday, 06 March 2017 19:19

    First weekend closes in Summit Ladies event

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    Greg's Towing shooting 3,311 leads the first week of Team Event in the Summit County USBC Ladies tournament at Brunswick Charger Lanes in Norton.  Doubles is lead by Adena Ebersole and Melissa Sikora with 1454. In second place are Becky Palmeri and Tammy Smith with 1424. Singles is led by Sam Underwood who rolls a 783 with her handicap. The actual Singles leader is Debbie Campbell with a 652 series. Action continues next week on Saturday at 9 and 1 and on Sunday Team Event will be just at I. The Donita Glenny Seniors event is going on concurrent with the Association Tournament.

    Monday, 13 February 2017 06:29

    Portage County Masters Results

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    Joe Bailey won the Portage County Masters, winning the final  game of the step-ladder finals over Steve Waters at Twin Star Lanes.  The tournament had 39 entrants this year who bowled four games at Sky Lanes, four at Kent Lanes, and four at Twin Star Lanes over two days.  Then the top nine bowlers bowled another four games to determine the four bowlers in the stepladder finals.  In the finals Tyler Meredith beat Frank Testa 247-216 before losing to Bailey 287-198.  In the final match Bailey needed a strike on his first ball in the 10th frame to win, and he got that strike and two more to win 238-221, and collect the $1400 first place prize.

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