Plainfield’s Lane skips tasting, tastes victory in Beat The Champs
BY DALE BOWMAN For Sun-Times Media March 3, 2013 10:51PM
Beat the Champs at Skyway Bowl in Chicago. 1st Place Finisher- Kyle Lane of Plainfield, Illinois with the new 2013 Ford Focus that he won as champion of the men's 52nd Annual Men's Beat the Champs Bowling competition. | Al Podgorski~Chicago Sun-Times
Sunday’s results at Skyway Bowl, Chicago
Bowler, center G1-G2-G3-G4-HCP—TOT
Kyle Lane, Lisle 277-267-224-269-0—1,037
Mike Volsansky, Rolling 197-199-208-226-154— 984
Eugene Enriquez, Div. River 264-268-142-223-82— 979
Travis Mitchell, Castaways 247-269-248-174-0— 938
Jon Sabadosa, Rolling 237-194-199-223-79— 932
Marty Nelson III, Lakes 202-212-190-209-115— 928
Chris Schuch, Orland 213-225-225-255-0— 918
Henry Ausley, Castaways 171-279-241-222-0— 913
Dwight McKinley Jr., Burr Oak 185-213-200-287-25— 910
* Mike Dlhy, Willowbrook 199-242-162-224-75— 902
* Kyle Loving, Dolton 180-245-183-244-50— 902
J.D. Mich, Habetler 213-179-189-243-75— 899
Ryan Perotti, Stardust 263-221-212-198-0— 894
@ Rodney Carroll, Burr Oak 147-230-181205-129— 892
@ Jim Reitz, Pioneer 223-247-234-188-0— 892
Clyde Outlaw, Skyway 233-200-151-241-61— 886
Anthony Willoughby, Dolton 183-177-246-245-32— 883
Kevin Kullman, Orland 199-213-244-217-0— 873
Gary Wade, Classic 176-224-176-237-54— 867
Raymond Kabet Jr., Striker 194-205-192-146-129— 866
# Craig Pasch, Peotone 189-180-159-157-180— 865
# Joshua Watters, Rolling 163-236-193-187-86— 865
Dave Malesky, Fox 202-206-239-175-39— 861
Don Purcell, Tinley Park 217-182-170188-90— 847
John Ellis, Diversey River 172-184-124-190-176— 846
Eric Halvorsen, River Rand 194-188-198-191-61— 832
Alan Halik, Fox 172-225-213-201-18— 829
Andre Jones, Oak Forest 131-179-125-213-169— 817
Jim Van Geertruy, Lawn 167-137-108-151-252— 815
Andrew Cadie, Four Seasons 236-171-198-179-0— 784
David Gustafson, Beverly 159-161-213-153-97— 783
Scott Bozzi, AMF Forest 153-187-222-204-0— 766
*—tied for 10th; @ tied—for 14th; #—tied for 21st
PRIZES: 1st: 2013 Ford automobile; 2nd: 42-inch flat panel HDTV; 3rd: 32-inch LCD flat panel HDTV; 4th: 24-inch flat panel HDTV; 5th: 22-inch HDTV; 6th-13th: Ebonite ball and bag combo; 14th-21st: Ebonite ball; 22nd-32nd: KR StrikeForce 2-ball roller bowling bag.
WOMEN’S FINAL: Noon Sunday at Sunset Bowl, Waukegan.
Updated: March 3, 2013 10:51PM
Kyle Lane knows how to stay hot and how to stay out of hot water.
The Plainfield man rolled one of the highest scratch series in the 52-year history of Beat the Champions on Sunday at Skyway Bowl in Chicago.
Good thing Lane won the top prize, a 2013 Ford automobile from the Chicagoland Ford Dealers, because otherwise he was supposed to be at a wedding food tasting with his girlfriend.
He rolled games of 277, 267, 224 and 269 for a scratch 1,037. That was well ahead of Michael Volsansky, who finished second with 984, which included 154 pins of handicap.
‘‘My equipment,’’ explained Lane, a manager at Caterpillar. ‘‘I shot a 300 [on Saturday] with the ball I started with today.’’
He began with the Storm IQ Tour ball he used for a 300 on Saturday at Pioneer Lanes in Plainfield, then finished with a Storm IQ Tour Pearl.
‘‘I just knew I had to keep bowling,’’ Lane said. ‘‘I had a couple updates [from friends].’’
Four or five bowlers battled for the top spot through the event. And it helped that Lane and Volsansky were bowling on the same lanes.
Lane said that helped because he was learning the lanes ‘‘basically by watching others on the same pair of lanes and the two pairs of lanes down. Just get a quick visual and staying on it.’’
Bowlers rolled four games, jumping a pair of lanes after each game.
Volsansky matched the finish of his father, Steven, who placed second 16 years ago.
‘‘I am just happy I got a TV like my dad,’’ said Volsansky, a freelance fitness instructor from Bridgeview.
Of course, his is a big, huffing, 42-inch flat panel HDTV.
The biggest of big in Champs is on the charity end. In the first 51 years, 5,657,412 entries raised $2,783,374.87 for charity.