Sectional, Habetler Bowl: Beat the Champs

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Erica Pursell went the distance Sunday in winning the women’s side of the Section 3 sectional of the 55th Beat the Champions. The UIC graduate student totaled 726 with 62 pins of handicap at Habetler Bowl on Chicago’s Northwest Side.

[UPDATED: CPBA reassessed handicap on Monday and shifted the top three men’s spots.]

[ADDED] ArthurHarris out of Skyway won the men’s side with a scratch 754.

Patrick Wallace wonfinished third with a 767738, which included 9970 pins of handicap.

Handicap in BTC is 90 percent of the difference league average is under 210.

“Honestly, this is the first time I tried this ball in Illinois,’’ said Pursell, who came from Tuscon, Ariz. to study bio-engineering. “I tried to keep ahead by adjusting with the ball.’’

Pursell, who was one of three women to advance from Habetler, adjusted fine with steady games of 214, 237 and 213.

Wallace, a general expeditor for the United State Postal Service at O’Hare, opened strong with a 251 and a 247, before dropping to a 170.

“I threw it down and in,’’ said Wallace, one of three men to advance from Skyway Bowl. “I guess I relaxed a little too much in the last game.’’

Chicagoan Arthur Harris finished second with a 754 and was the only scratch bowler to advance to the finals. Other men advancing were William Nance, a retired teacher from Chicago, and William Hill, an engineer for Riverview Realty.

In the finals, the car is again the top prize for both the women (Lan-Oak Lanes, March 6) and men (Elk Grove Bowl, March 13). This year it’s a Ford Focus from the Chicagoland Ford Dealers.

Emily Hughes, 19, is the youngest to advance so far this year in BTC. The Wadsworth woman bowled in high school for Warren.

Other women advancing were Vanessa Quinones, a dental assistant from Elmwood Park, Wilhelmia Brown, an administrative assistant for Goodwill Industries, and Earlean Henry.

The final number that matters is the more than $2.7 million raised by more than 5.7 million entries from league bowlers in the first 54 years the Sun-Times and the Chicagoland Bowling Proprietors Association cosponsored BTC.

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Section 3 Sectional

HabetlerBowl,Chicago

Sunday’sResults

(Topfivewomenandfourmenadvance,pendingverification)

Women

Bowler,centerG1-G2-G3-HDC–TOT

EricaPursell,Habetler214-237-213-62–726

EmilyHughes,Habetler156-222-208-118–704

VanessaQuinones,Habetler182-248-185-83–698

WilhelmiaBrown,Skyway236-202-200-59–697

EarleanHenry,Bluebird167-163-187-178–695

AdrianTurner,Bluebird212-178-183-121–694

AnastasiaMarchiori,Habetler205-204-226-56–691

EvelKing,Bluebird175-141-213-159–688

FallonWillis,Bluebird190-235-188-75–688

CathyMatthews,Skyway182-192-219-94–687

StacieDebacker,Habetler177-166-188-145–676

KaceyBrophy,Lawn137-133-155-243–668

ElisaCampos,DiverseyRiver130-152-167-210–659

MichellePlant,Skyway214-224-201-8–647

SylviaRivera,Habetler136-141-121-240–638

CynthiaCulbertson,Bluebird159-104-162-207–637

SharonMadison,Bluebird163-165-174-135–637

JenniferVillanueva,Habetler149-148-154-183–634

BrendaBodunde,Skyway188-169-202-75–634

RickyWeaver,Lawn128-166-114-226–634

MoniquePatton,Premium134-161-145-191–631

NicolePacheco,Waveland183-185-220-40–628

MichelleRobinson,Bluebird175-147-134-172–628

OlgaPerez,Lawn170-148-140-167–625

ChynaEdwards,Skyway164-141-187-124–616

GloriaLaury,Premium164-147-146-159–616

MarthaCarpenti,Habetler107-162-119-226–614

MariaBohacsik,DiverseyRiver154-120-161-178–613

JoeAnWise,Skyway103-123-139-243–608

CarriePurdiman,Bluebird122-122-139-221–604

CarmenUlloa,DiverseyRiver157-153-135-153–598

DarthaHoskins,Skyway159-154-140-143–596

BarbaraMitchell,Skyway157-127-152-159–595

MariaMoncada,Habetler101-150-125-216–592

TevisRosemond,Bluebird136-201-185-70-592

LucineBuchta,Lawn167-149-151-124–591

LisaHolloway,Bluebird134-183-201-70–588

TessaBeltranWaveland169-187-179-45–580

MaryCarrington,Skyway140-168-119-153–580

JuliaPointdexter,Skyway176-139-147-118–580

SueSmietana,Habetler97-168-146-172–583

ShellyQuinn,Bluebird76-126-123-243–568

MaryJones,Skyway102-120-110-234–566

SaidaMatos,HabetlerBowl120-114-124-199–557

VanessaPitts,Lawn139-128-123-148–538

RochelleSims,Skyway110-90-124-194–518

Men

UPDATEDArthurHarris,Skyway228-247-279-0–754

UPDATEDWilliamNance,Skyway198-225-214-102–739

UPDATED PatrickWallace,Skyway251-247-170-70–738

WilliamHill,Bluebird233-245-671-51–722

ThomasDoherty,Habetler204-172-173-162–711

ChadMadison,Lawn243-172-180-113–708

BillMurry,Skyway138-187-214-151–690

DannyTruong,Habetler167-189-208-116–680

TheodoreSmith,Skyway191-176-221-91–679

AndrewPrice,Habetler197-236-245-0–678

RichMcgill,Waveland225-246-206-0–677

AndyDetlove,Habetler221-179-245-29–674

EddieValentino,Habetler194-195-203-78–670

EricSchweda,Habetler182-223-209-51–665

MiltonTurnage,Skyway191-201-234-37–663

KevinYoung,Bluebird180-228-253-0–661

ButchGladstone,Bluebird180-207-244-27–658

ScotNorris,Waveland194-214-233-16–657

WinstonHall,Bluebird193-189-159-113–654

DarnellMiller,Premium205-226-159-64–654

RonaldSouthern,Bluebird187-205-184-75–651

StanleyGriffith,Skyway183-224-191-51–649

WestonParker,DiverseyRiver169-159-192-129–649

WalterRicks,Skyway181-148-180-140–649

RaymondBitos,Bluebird245-179-183-40–647

ThomasSheehy,Habetler194-211-148-94–647

JohnFranklin,Bluebird147-228-138-132–645

LionelKeys,Skyway158-178-164-143–643

TonyStegich,Habetler166-159-167-151–643

WayneKroll,Lawn160-157-130-189–636

ReidGarcia,Habetler191-277-165-0–633

MarkCarson,Skyway151-209-216-54–630

MylesSpears,Skyway158-142-195-132–627

MorrisRichardson,Bluebird236-177-213-0–626

AngeloKeske,Habetler177-221-225-0–623

JessieRosado,Lawn245-180-193-5–623

GeorgeFletcherJr,Bluebird190-175-200-51–616

ShannonSouthern,Premium170-186-186-67–609

JackLapinski,Lawn150-163-137-153–603

MarkAlesia,Habetler224-150-225-0–599

LeonCooks,Skyway172-180-195-51–598

KeavithPitts,Lawn169-208-136-83–596

KenPencak,Lawn116-169-142-167–594

ScottSzczurek,Habetler135-142-124-189–590

DionCoy,Premium175-204-202-0–581

RenaldoDrisdel,DiverseyRiver186-146-122-116–570

SteveSchaefer,Bluebird183-135-204-45–567

PhilHinkes,Habetler192-159-170-43–564

HermanDickens,Skyway183-131-200-45–559

ArthurBranch,Skyway169-133-175-70-547

GregSkweres,Habetler199-156-178-0–533

HaroldReddick,Skyway145-159-154-91–458


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