The 2016 Las Vegas Invitational was held at the Strike Zone Bowling Center in the Sunset Station Casino and hosted 40 bowlers making the trip and participating in this end of year bowling tour stop. It was a pleasure to welcome for the first time 6 new tournament bowlers; Lawrence Brown, Dominic Cirino, Marc Fenn, Bryan Hill, Jim Rice, and Lester Wood, all from the great state of Nevada. The Tournament began Thursday with a warm welcome and opening ceremony followed by the first and second sets of singles play. Friday morning, Doubles competition began and in the end J.K. Johnston of Texas and Doug Bureta of Wisc. bested Kenny Mumford and Phillip Daniel of Texas. The evening was enjoyed by many participating in the Up/Down Event, where prizes, bowling equipment, apparel, as well as 50/50 raffle were won by very happy participants. We had the wonderful privilege of having both Gary Hulsenberg from Storm bowling and PWBA Leanne Hulsenberg bowl and raffle off autographed memorabilia.
Saturday and Sunday completed singles sets 3 through 5, with a stair step roll off of all divisions Sunday afternoon. In the Scratch Div. top seed Shawn Beam took the title by defeating 2nd seed Mark Shepherd. In the “A” Division top seed Kenneth Hill made a 10 pin shot in the 10th frame for the win and held off Big Andy Bernt who battled all the way from the 5th seed. In the “B” Div. Kenny Mumford fell to top seed Bryan Hill who wins his first title in wheelchair bowling. Congratulations to all of the winners, and great bowling to everyone who participated.
To all the Sponsors and supporters that help make this event a success, thank you!!! We greatly appreciate The PVA, Storm Bowling, ABC Medical, The USBC, Logo Infusion, and Mobility Works. A special thanks to the Nevada Chapter PVA and the staff of Strike Zone Bowling Center for their hard work and support towards this event.
Thanks to all the members of the AWBA for attending the 2016 Las Vegas Invitational. We are looking forward to years of fun, great bowling, and developing new friends. See You Next Year!