Logan City bowler Rob Kaluci has won back-to-back S.A. Seniors Classic titles after taking out the senior men’s division yesterday in a showstopper.
The fourth seniors’ ranked event of the year also saw Cheryl Womack take out the senior women’s division title, after being named the Ladies Open Bowler of the Year for 2018 at TBAQ’s State Awards held in Toowoomba only a couple of weeks ago.
With qualifying beginning on Saturday at ZONE BOWLING Cross Road, it was on Sunday when the action heated up and where Kaluci had to keep his day one lead. After 182 in the opening game of the day, the Queenslander hit back with 236 to then bowl games of 219, 193, 22 and 189 to still be in the hunt for a second S.A. Seniors title in as many years. With Tony Stoppel mounting the pressure alongside Michael Holden, Kaluci finished with 232 and 212 to win the 2019 title, 63 pins ahead of Stoppel (3397) and Holden (3339) who rounded out the podium.
On day one Kaluci lead qualifying after the first 8 games of the tournament on Saturday averaging 221 which included a high game of 277.
In the senior women’s division, Cheryl Womack fought from second place after day one of qualifying to claim victory on Sunday afternoon and finish 54 pins ahead of next best Jeanette Baker.
Womack began day 2 in style opening with 213 and from then on the Queenslander’s key was consistency. Bowling games of 162, 198, 185, 192, 192, 183 and 199, Womack took the title from Baker who stepped it up in a gear in the final games but fell short by 54 pins to finish in second with Heather Robertson (2890) finishing in third.
Grand Senior Divisions
In the grand senior division, Tony Stoppel took out the men’s division over Bob Whybrow after averaging 212. In the grand senior ladies division, Jeanette Baker won her first title of 2019, after finishing 78 pins ahead of next best Heather Robertson.
For all the final standings visit www.tenpinresults.com.au.
Senior Men’s Division:
1st Rob Kaluci
2nd Tony Stoppel
3rd Michael Holden
Senior Women’s Division:
1st Cheryl Womack
2nd Jeanette Baker
3rd Heather Robertson
Grand Senior Men’s Division:
1st Tony Stoppel
2nd Bob Whybrow
3rd William Johnson
Grand Senior Women’s Division:
1st Jeanette Baker
2nd Heather Robertson
3rd Jill Morris.
The next event on the ranked calendar for the Seniors is the Venuto Cup in May at Oz Tenpin Epping.