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October 18, 2021

A six-team tie-breaker game was needed last Sunday to decide the top place-getters in the annual Fall Doubles Marathon at Tenpins & More.  All six duos went 6-2 in earlier match-play games, a rare event, requiring a exhaustive ninth game five hours in to the tournament.

Alex Giddings shot 199 and David Delmarcelle 146, with 36 pins handicap for a winning 381, to finish six pins ahead of Sandra Chavez and Ezequiel Lopez on 375, closely followed by Will Heaton and Joseph Paterson's 371.

Then came Raquel Smith and Kathleen Prioleau with 367, with 342 and 315 also cashing.

In a two-way roll-off for seventh and eighth, Mike Lee and Gerry Smith's 342 beat out Alex DeVargas and Kenneth Gonzales by 20 pins.

Highest averages were created by Pete Sheridan at 228.75, on the strength of 257, 238, 206, 215, 248, 205, 227 and 234, with Billy Grant at 222.8 and Eric Carriaga next with 220.4.

For the women, Aileen Linares was best at 211.75, with Sandra Chavez on 199.3.

The next Marathon is slated for Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday November 24, starting at 5 pm. It's always full, with a wait list, according to tournament director, Steve Mackie.

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November and December are shaping up to be highly competitive months.  The calendar of events shows three High School tournaments, a Special Olympics State final, state finals in 15 different divisions for the 21st New Mexico Games - Bowling, the aforementioned Doubles Marathon, the Christmas Cash 9-pin No-Tap finals, qualifying for the $ 4,000 Champion of Champions, a Junior Bowlers Tour double-header weekend, a Volcano Vista High School bowling fund-raiser and three separate New Year's Eve parties.

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October 8

Six winners came from last weekend's popular "Pentathabowl" tournament at Tenpins & More.  The five game format features a different scoring format each game, with 8-pin No-Tap, 3-6-9, 9-pin No-Tap, beat your average and a regular game, with handicap added in all but beat your average. This creates unusual winning scores.

The various game winners were Brad Anderson 343, Santiago Chavez 311, Ron Michel 340, Lorenzo Rico +64 and Rebecca Gill 285.

Overall winner was David Viera Jr of Espanola with 1,226, made up of 329, 293, 314, + 36 and 268. He beat locals Gerry Smith 1,176, Taylor Dickinson 1,164, Bob Edwards 1,154 and Jacob Armijo 1,152.

Other place-getters included Leeandra Jaramillo, Santiago Chavez, Dana Sanders and Jeremey King.

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Qualifying rounds for the Center's 21st New Mexico Games - Bowling continue in or out of league through October 27. Scoring pace is heating up for the Center finals scheduled between October 28-31.

"More than 270 entries have been received thus far", said tournament director, Steve Mackie. "We might even break the old record of 332 if qualifying scores continue to rise," he said.

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It was announced that the 16th "High 5 Teams Championship" will be held at Tenpins & More on Sunday January 9 .  The host Center are defending champions in both men's and women's divisions, having won back-to-back at Artesia Lanes and Skidmore's Holiday Bowl in 2019 and 2020, before the pandemic shut-down this past January.

Guillermo Espinosa staked a strong claim for inclusion in the men's squad with his second 300 game of the young season in Wednesday's fifth round of the "Bud Trios" league. Espinosa added 226 and 290 for an 816 three-game set and upped his current average to more than 225.

On the women's side, Aileen Linares has a 220 mark, followed by Dana Miller-Mackie and Dusti Griffin both near 210. On paper, both teams could "three-peat".

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Next Up:

October 10: Fall Doubles Marathon at 8 am

October 16: Special Olympics Regional event at 11 am

October 24: Color Pin Cash at 9.30 am

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