The 9th Annual MSCPVA Invitational proved to once again succeed amidst the challenges we faced this year. A total of 23 bowlers from across the United States participated in this four day event, which is our smallest tourney yet. Health issues and family emergencies forced quite a few of our regular attendee’s to drop out.
Singles kicked off the event on Thursday, and continued through Saturday and Sunday, with the results listed below. There were some new faces this year, which is always nice to see. Friday hosted Doubles and the UP/down tournament. Richard Guerrero and David Spotts clenched 1st in Doubles with Sonny deGuzman and JK Johnson in a close 2nd. This year’s Up/Down was the highlight of the tournament; the event continues to thrive, selling out for the second year in a row, with over 115 bowlers! A 50/50 and prize raffle was held with great items won by many. Next year, MSCPVA is contemplating increasing capacity to a 5 person teams on each lane.
We would like to thank and acknowledge Ms. Carol Doan – Owner and General Manager of King Pin Lanes for her hospitality and continuous support. We gratefully acknowledge all of our community based sponsors without whose support we could not have produced this event, in particular Halliburton, for their generosity in providing the delicious barbecue for our veterans and bowlers on Saturday afternoon. And a big thank you to our newest AWBA National Sponsor, Storm Bowling, for their support of wheelchair bowling.
A special thank you to the AWBA scoring officials, Mrs. Helena Roy and Mrs. Linda Schneider, for their assistance with the tournament and to the MSCPVA Auxiliary and volunteers for coordinating the 50/50 raffles throughout the tournament. Last, but certainly not least, MSCPVA would like to extend our sincere appreciation to those who assisted in external fundraising for the tournament.
We look forward to seeing you next year for the Annual MSCPVA Invitational Wheelchair Bowling Tournament in August 21-24, 2014! This marks our 10th anniversary, we have some great events planned, and we hope to see you all there!
1st Eddy Hutchens, 2nd Mark Shepherd, Sr. 3rd Walt Roy
1st John Budd 2nd Doug Dalton, 3rd David Spots
1st Kelly Keyworth*, 2nd Dan Spotts 3rd Marge Samsel
1st Richard Guerrero/David Spotts
2nd Sonny deGuzman/JK Johnston
3rd Walt Roy/Mark Shepherd, Sr.
* Denotes first time winner