Archive Monthly Archives: May 2017

Wisconsin Open Championships Tournament In Green Bay Concludes

This past weekend marked the conclusion of the 115th Annual Wisconsin State Open Championship Tournament held right here in Green Bay.

Over 1960 teams competed in their divisions at Riviera Lanes.

There were also over 5020 sets of doubles and singles that competed at The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley​ over the past 18 weekends.

In all, over 89,000 games were bowled at the 2 centers.  There were 35 300 Games, and 10 800 series during the event.  ​


Notable Local Scores

Green Bay had a great showing in the tournament.  Check out the local bowlers who made the top 25 in each event below.

Team Division 1
"ABA - Out" is currently 2nd place in Division 1 (3665)
"20th Century Lanes -Denmark" is in 24th place in Division 1 (3517)

Team Optional Scratch
"ABA - Out" is currently 11th Place (3449)

Doubles Division 1
2nd Place: Simonet, Mark/Wilde, Randy (1566)
8th Place: Olsen Craig/Olsen, Kevin (1514)
14th Place: Becher, Jason/Kamke, Craig (1495)

Doubles Division 2
10th Place: Mertens, Joshua/Holewinski, Garrett (1375)
13th Place: Brunner, Dave/Siolka, Brian (1364)

Doubles Division 3
17th Place: Kraning, Shelley/Kraning, Jeff (1212)

Doubles Optional Scratch
1st Place: Simonet, Mark/Wilde, Randy (1534)
23rd Place: Johnson, Jake/Johnson, Josh (1425)

Singles Division 1
1st Place: Lemmen, Jeff (833)
6th Place: Young, Alex (809)
7th Place: Skenandore, Brad (804)

Singles Division 2
22nd Place: Mertens, Josh (702)

Singles Optional Scratch
1st Place: Lemmen, Jeff (833)
2nd Place: Young, Alex (799)

All Events Division 1
13th Place: Brien, Michael Jr. (2247)

All Events Division 2
1st Place: Lamers, Allan (2150)
6th Place: Mertens, Joshua (2050)
18th Place: Lackey, Kelli (1996)

All Events Optional Scratch
16th Place: Wilde, Randy (2179)
23rd Place: Lemmen, Jeff (2156)

300 Games
Brad Skenandore

800 Series
Jeff Lemmen: 299-277-257=833
Randy Wilde: 256-299-289=844

A big thanks go out to all the local volunteers who helped make this event a huge success.  The team at Riviera Lanes decided to take a quick photo before packing up. Hosting the largest state tournament in the country is no small feat!

Next year, the Women roll into town, stay tuned for more details on how you can volunteer.​

Left to Right: Lee Teske, Wayne Teske, Chuck Kimps, and Ray Lemmen

Top 64/32 Results

Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley held their annual Top 64/32 on Monday May 1st.  Check out the results below:

Mens Quarterfinals: Reggie Doxtater 470 def Dave Janssen 363; Kevin Weiss 423 def. Doug Follett 392; John Schermitzler 440 def. Steve March 320; Justin Doxtater 430 def. Tanner Jepsen 428; Scott Weber 509 def. Jake Ziebarth 367; Todd Mielke 447 def. Matt Morgan 423; Jeff Orvis 398 def. Jamie Phillips 385; Matt Heesaker 482 def. Brett Simons 331.

Mens Semifinals (1): Todd Mielke 390, def. Jeff Orvis 367; John Schermitzler 366 def. Justin Doxtater 327; Scott Weber 473 def. Matt Heesaker 392; Reggie Doxtater 378 def. Kevin Weiss 362.

Mens Semifinals (2): Scott Weber 452 def. Reggie Doxtater 370; John Schermetzler 415 def. Todd Mielke 364

Mens Finals: Scott Weber (279, 214 - 493) def. John Schermetzler (171, 244 - 415).  Weber claims his second Top 64 title.

Womens Quarterfinals: Kim Felton 437 def. Caitlyn Polarek 418; Wendy LaFave 374 def. Jordan Shafel 358; Rita Bostedt 416 def. Brianna Cubito 343; Kelli Lemmen 357 def. Beth Polomis 354.

Womens Semifinals: Rita Bostedt 405 def. Kelli Lemmen 386; Wendy LaFave 371 def. Kim Felton 301.

Womens Finals: Rita Bostedt 351 def. Wendy LaFave 276.  Bostedt claims her 3rd Top 32 Title.

New Board Of Directors For Merged Association

On Thursday, April 20th - all members of the Green Bay Bay Area Bowling Association, the Green Bay Area WBA, and the Green Bay Youth Associations were invited to attend a meeting to elect the board of directors for the new Green Bay Area USBC (Merged Association) which will take office for the 2018-2019 Association.  

51 Members attended the meeting to cast their votes.  Below is list of the new board which will take over the association beginning in August of 2018.  During the 2017-2018 season, the new board will be shadowing the 3 current boards to get an idea of how each association currently operates.  The mandate to merge was passed at the USBC National Convention in 2016.​