Laskov rolls her way to women’s title at 52nd annual Beat the Champions
BY DALE BOWMAN For Sun-Times Media March 10, 2013 11:03PM
Jen Laskov is with her new car after finishing first in the Beat the Champs competition Sunday March10, 2013 at Sunset Bowl in Waukegan. | Tom Cruze~Sun-Times
Sunday’s results at Sunset bowl, waukegan
Bowler, center G1-G2-G3-G4-HCP—TOT
Jen Laskov, Timber 136-139-173-194-324—966
Steph. Jakubiak, River Grove 171-216-210-203-162—962
Helen Gradowski, Hawthorn 226-213-208-248-50—945
Jean Held, Forest 157-195-181-169-223—925
Roberta Hall, Rolling 197-184-167-257-111—916
Jacqueline Nelson, Arena 180-179-228-184-140—911
Tinecha Banks, Dolton 200-167-200-264-68—899
Jackie Ybarra, Town Hall 194-173-189-190-118—864
Sandra Dekoj, Hoffman 232-189-201-203-21—846
Barb Lehr, Hoffman 184-159-129-202-169—843
Amy Lutchen, Oak Forest 170-156-210-124-180—840
Carolyn Budz, El Mar 216-198-174-135-115—838
Laurel Larsen, Raymond’s 232-202-160-204-39—837
Nancy Guiden, Skyway 163-139-148-164-212—826
Amy Jakubiak, Classic 174-191-172-146-140—823
Patrice Turner, Irving Park 171-161-167-188-129—816
Melissa Blanchard, Castaways 165-215-229-202-0—811
Hanni Merritt, Homewood 134-158-160-148-208—808
Stacy Royalty, Four Seasons 239-183-208-177-0—807
Chris Kamplain, Tinley Park 167-183-166-167-122—805
Sandra House, Halsted 158-144-163-111-226—802
Keesha Watts, Homewood 99-156-137-163-248—801
Pamela Allen Homewood 135-191-190-129-154—799
Sharon Bright, Dolton 192-162-177-195-72—798
Jo Ann Gilbert, Hillside 186-159-181-157-115—798
Lisa Gulick, Bluebird 169-205-204-185-0—790
Wanda Long, Skyway 120-106-137-146-277—784
Chardel Johnson, Homewood 136-157-123-103-262—781
Edwana Rodgers, Castaways 146-168-157-178-129—778
Ronda Perry, Burr Oak 231-136-154-125-115—761
Carrie Palumbo, Suburbanite 149-143-168-157-140—757
Armandia Collins, Dolton 61-161-150-144-219—735
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.
Jen Laskov knew.
‘‘I was telling everybody — without a doubt, 100 percent —
I was taking the car home,’’ she said.
Laskov won the women’s
finals of the 52nd annual Beat the Champions on Sunday at Sunset Bowl in Waukegan and won the top prize, a 2013 Ford automobile.
The North Side woman rolled games of 136, 139, 173 and 194 to go with 324 pins of handicap for a 966 to edge Stephanie Jakubiak, who totaled 962.
Laskov, who painted her nails to look like bowling pins, began league bowling only three years ago. She reached the sectionals from her Friday mixed league at Timber Lanes.
After advancing to the finals in February, she began bowling every day. She practiced primarily at Diversey River Bowl but also made two trips to Sunset.
‘‘I was surprised they had seven dots on [the foul line], so I was glad I came to practice,’’ she said.
Laskov, who was voted best real-estate agent in a poll by the Reader in 2012, comes by her competitiveness from her parents. Her father, Daryl, came to watch her bowl.
Laskov bowled on the same sets of lanes as Amy Jakubiak, mother of Stephanie. The Champs finals feature four games, with bowlers jumping a pair of lanes after each game.
Stephanie Jakubiak, a customer-service rep, had games of 171, 216, 210 and 203 to go with 162 pins of handicap.
‘‘My whole goal, if I didn’t carry, was to stay consistent and pick up my spares,’’ she said.
Her mission was accomplished. The Franklin Park woman rolled two clean games.
The cleanest numbers are the $2,783,374.87 raised for charity in the first 51 years the Sun-Times and the Chicagoland Bowling Proprietors Association have co-sponsored Champs.