Special to the record-courier
It was a battle of the Lewises in the Handicap Doubles tournament held last week at Sky Lanes that wound up with Ronnie and Craig winning the Portage County Handicap Doubles tournament.
And to make it more unusual, Howie Moore III (Howie) and son, Howard Moore (Taz), each made the stepladder finals on different teams.
In the stepladder finals, Eric and Ron Lewis, who qualified third, outbowled Taz Moore and Denny Carden, 619-415. However, Eric and Ron lost to Ben Hawkins and Howie Moore, 524-478.
The final step of the ladder, Ben and Howie, opposed Eric and Ronnie Lewis, the first place qualifiers. Ronnie and Eric earned a 45-pin spot, but didn't need it as they outbowled their opponents, 439-389, to split the $700 first place prize.
Howie had the highest scratch score in the tournament with a 290 in his first game. Neil Martin put together the high four-game series of 950.
The duo of Marcy Hawkins and Shelly Moore took the fifth and last cash spot but did not make the finals. The tournament drew a full house of 32 teams, including five women.
Last week, the association's Handicap Doubles tournament held at Sky Lanes was completely filled with 32 teams and tournament director Chad Akins had to turn away bowlers.
The women's 500 Club tournament last weekend was cancelled because of the lack of entries (3). The 600 Club tournament also was scheduled but the results were unavailable.