2017 QUALIFIER - ROUND 1 RECAP
The 54th TN
Open kicked off on a clear cold
day at Greengarden Lanes with
first-time entrant Chris Jannazzo
from Meadville making sure that
the event started out with a
splash. With strikes on his first
18 shots he held the lead after
every game of round 1. His 1,275
block included games of
300-268-236-256-215 and, although
not a TN record it was good enough
for a 38 pin lead.
(258-277-268) in his opening three
games Dave Warren was just 1 pin
from the lead and after closing
with 232 and 202 he finished the
round in second place with 1,237.
6-time champion and always steady
performer was next with 1,233 with
last year's first round leader,
Chris Moffett next with 1,228.
With a 5-game score of 1,227, Nick
Godfrey was just one more pin back
in 5th place.
The top ten
was rounded out by Nick
Kightlinger (1,211), Cory Bithell
(1,207), Tom Petroff (1,200),
Kylle Twarowski (1,196) and Josh
7-time champion Lee Eighmy, Jr. is
in good position to make a run at
a three-peat and an 8th title as
he sits in 11th with 1,170. 1997
Champion Mike Machuga fashioned
the highest score from the B
squad, 1,153. Machuga's round
included the second high game of
the day, a 289, in game 4.
end of the day, the top 32 was
comprised of 28 bowlers from the A
squad and just 4 from B. That
current cut line is at +102 while
16th position is +151.
Edge Pro Shop awarded a prize, a
ball of choice and drilling, to
the highest score in round 1 and
that prize went to Chris Janazzo.
Mike Machuga's Next Level Pro Shop
is providing the same prize for
the highest score in round 2.
half, 77 of 167, of the field
managed a plus score for the day.
segment of the finals concludes at
Rolling Meadow Lanes at which time
the field will be cut to the top
32. The qualifier concludes with 6
more games at Westway next
Saturday at 1:00. The finals are
slated for Lake City Lanes and
Eastway lanes the following
weekend with both rounds at 1:00.