The 4th Annual Green Bay Open was held on October 23 at the Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley.
Nick Berken was crowned champion in the Scratch Division while Jacob McKeever took home the title in the Handicap Division.
Scratch Division Highlights
Round 1 of Qualifying saw 300s by Jake Ziebarth (Game 1) and Emmanual McPherson (Game 3). Ken Kempf led the first 3 games of qualifying with an 801 series (247-265-289).
After Round 1 (3 Games) - the field was cut to 16 bowlers. It took a 652 to make the cut. The remaining 16 bowlers bowled 2 additional games in the cashers round. After 5 games, Ken Kempf continued to lead with a 1259 total. The field was then cut to 6 bowlers, which took an 1123.
The remaining 6 bowlers were placed in 2 groups of 3 for the eliminator finals. Pair 1 included Ken Kempf (1259), Matt Heesaker (1144) and Tyler McNutt (1123). Pair 2 featured Jake Ziebarth (1175), Emmanuel McPherson (1152), and Nick Berken (1125). The bowlers bowled 1 game, with the low bowler eliminated after each game.
After the first round of eliminations, Jake Ziebarth (218) and Matt Heesaker (219) were eliminated. The second round took out Tyler McNutt (260) and Emmanuel McPherson (193). This left Ken Kempf and Nick Berken to compete for the championship. In that final match, Nick Berken defeated Ken Kempf 228 to 193.
Handicap Division Highlights
Round 1 of qualifying was led by Jacob McKeever (694). The field was then cut to the top 6 bowlers who advanced to the cashers round for 2 additional games.
After the casher's round, Jacob McKeever held his lead (1126) and was joined by Travis Skinkis (1053) and Eric Verhagen (1050) who also advanced to join McKeever in the eliminator finals.
After the 1st game of elimination Eric Verhagen was eliminated with a 187.
McKeever and Skinkis competed for the championship where McKeever defeated Skinkis 224 to 201.