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Story by: Robert M. Jadach

Chicago, Illinois - The 69th National Bowling Tournament was held this year on April 10, 11 and 12, 2015 in South Bend, Indiana. Thursday, Lodge 83 hosted a hospitality night to welcome the bowlers to their club. The lodge also had music, dancing, food, and other entertainment at their facility on Friday and Saturday nights.

Bowling got under way on Friday with the Singles and Doubles events and again on Sunday to complete those events. Saturday featured the team events with two squads bowling during the day.

Between the two team sessions, the tournament was officially started with the annual opening ceremonies held at Chippewa Bowl. Vice President Paul Odrobina welcomed the bowlers to South Bend and wished them good bowling and high scores. Vice President Odrobina thanked the officers and members of Lodge 83 for hosting the tournament and the owners of Chippewa Bowl and their staff for the terrific job they have done for the tournament. After the anthems played, a moment of silence was given to Director Joseph Samreta, who was the National Director for the Indiana/Michigan area. He introduced all the PNA dignitaries and guests who attended the opening ceremonies which included; PNA President Frank Spula, PNA Treasurer Marian Grabowski, PNA Commissioners; David Sinclair (District 8), Thomas Schemanski (District 10), Jerry Hejna (District 12), Wanda Juda (District 13), Mary Wozniak (District 15), Former PNA Director, Anna Wierzbicki, Fromer Commissioner of District 15 Irene Wroblewski, President of Council 197 Dennis Wozniak, President of Lodge 83 Denise Hock, Secretary of Lodge 83 Tasha Klipich, and former President of Lodge 83 Jason Newgent and Janice Odrobina. Lastly, Vice President Odrobina thanked his staff Joan Oskorep (who will be retiring from the PNA at the end of April) and Robert Jadach for the many years they assisted in making the Bowling Tournament run so smoothly.

To keep with the tradition started a few years back, the winning Men's and Ladies teams from last years' Tournament held in LaPorte, Indiana were announced and awarded their first prize plaques. The winning men's team was "I Am" from Slovan, PA and Joe Machak is the team captain. The winning ladies team who could attend this year but mentioned was "Dolls With Balls" from McKeesport, PA and Maureen Nelson was the teams' captain. The winning team accepted their awards from Vice President Odrobina, President Frank Spula and Treasurer Marian Grabowski. Vice President Odrobina asked Lodge 83 Officers Denise Hock, Jason Newgent and Tasha Klipich to roll out the first ball.




















MEN'S TEAM EVENTS
POS. TEAM/CAPTAIN/CITY SCORE
1 Torchy's Boys
Scott Torzewski - South Bend, IN
3416
2 I Am Again
Joe Machak - Taylorstown, PA
3407
3 Team Sparta
Mark Karczewski - South Bend, IN
3358
4 High Rollers
Gary Kovack - Cortland, OH
3329
5 No Mercy
John M. Kowalski - South Bend, IN
3261
6 Ambridge PNA
Ed Klak - Ambridge, PA
3251
7 Lightning
Casey Grabowski - Surprise, AZ
3228

MEN'S SINGLES EVENTS
POS. BOWLER/CITY SCORE
1 T. J. Crothers - Canonsburg, PA 781
2 Bill Vasconi - Hermitage, PA 771
3 Joe Navaroli - Westmoreland, PA 763
4 Vince Maiolo - Trafford, PA 760
5 Mark Karczewski - South Bend, IN 755
6 Braxton Stedmon - Belle Vernon, PA 754
7 Wilbert Schaible - LaPorte, IN 735
8 Brad Johnson - Sharpsville, PA 732
9 Jerome Torzewski II - South Bend, IN 727
10 Scott Torzewski - South Bend, IN 726
11 Wayne Uzardski - Canonsburg, PA 724
12 Chester Szczotka - Dearborn Hts., MI 720
12 Richard Kubarek - Chicago, IL 720
14 Dennis Borowski - South Bend, IN 719
15 Paul Kotlinski - Bridgeville, PA 712
16 Fred Smith - West Middlesex, PA 709
17 Tom Attenberger - Canonsburg, PA 699
17 Jim Sherman - Sharpsville, PA 699
19 Jerry Hejna - Palos Hills, IL 698
20 Dave Thompson - N. Huntingdon, PA 694
21 Rich Kovack - Viienna, OH 692
22 Jeff Wudkwych - Canonsburg, PA 689
23 Mark Goodin - Fairborn, OH 684
24 Mike Attenberger - Canonsburg, PA 674
24 Ray Dyrda - Chicago Hts., IL 674
26 Casey Grabowski - Surprise, AZ 673

MEN'S DOUBLES EVENTS
POS. BOWLERS/CITY SCORE
1 Dennis Borowski - Jerome Torzewski II
South Bend, IN
1465
2 Walter Duffy - Jim Simon
E. Rochester, PA
1407
3 Joe Navaroli - Dave Thompson
N. Huntingdon, PA
1405
4 Bill Wygant III - Devin Motley
Masury, OH
1397
4 Casey Carpenter - Bryan Roseboom
Canonsburg, PA
1397
6 Casey Grabowski - Marian Grabowski
Lemont, IL
1393
7 Rick Flood - Jason Marinski
Canonsburg, PA
1373
8 Dave Van Ord - Brad Johnson
Sharpsville, PA
1371
9 Paul Shinko - John Svitek
Canonsburg, PA
1369
10 Bill Vasconi - Jim Sherman
Sharpsville, PA
1368
10 Joe Niedzialkia - Eric Cooke
Avella, PA
1368
12 Mike Lemonakis - Robert Lloyd
Washington, PA
1365
13 Joe Marinski III - Jeff Wudkwych
Canonsburg, PA
1339

MEN'S ALL EVENTS
POS. BOWLER/CITY SCORE
1 Jerome Torzewski II - South Bend, IN 2201
2 Joseph Navaroli - Westmoreland, PA 2200
3 Scott Torzewski - South Bend, IN 2130
4 Casimir Grabowski - Surprise, AZ 2127
5 Dennis Borowski - South Bend, IN 2120
6 Bill Vasconi - Hermitage, PA 2119
7 Eric Cooke - Avella, PA 2118
8 Wilbert Schaible - LaPorte, IN 2115
9 Tom Atteberger - Canonsburg, PA 2091
10 Mark Karczewski - South Bend, IN 2087
11 T. J. Crothers - Canonsburg, PA 2082
12 Scott Krempec - South Bend, IN 2075

MEN'S SPECIAL CASH PRIZES
TEAM SERIES - SCRATCH

POS. TEAM/CAPTAIN/CITY SCORE
1 Team Sparta
Mark Karczewski - South Bend, IN
3013
2 We Need Pins
Wilbert Schaible - LaPorte, IN
3009
3 I Am Again
Joe Machak - Taylorstown, PA
3232

HIGH IND. SERIES - SCRATCH
POS. BOWLER/CITY SCORE
1 Wilbert Schaible - LaPorte, IN 735
2 Jonathan Bright - Apollo, PA 734
3 Jerome Torzewski II - South Bend, IN 719

HIGH IND. GAME - SCRATCH
POS. BOWLER/CITY SCORE
1 Richard Kubarek - Chicago, IL 289
2 Scott Krempec - South Bend, IN 279
3 Brian Geisel - Sharpsville, PA 269

WOMEN'S TEAM EVENTS
POS. TEAM/CAPTAIN/CITY SCORE
1 Dayton Gals
Mary Beth Goodin - Fairborn, OH
3320
2 Na Zdrowie
Tasha Klipich - South Bend, IN
3169
3 Polish Girls Gone Wild
Wendy Albers - St. Clair Shores, MI
3145
4 St. Joe's County FOP Lodge 155
LeAnne Knapp - South Bend, IN
3143

WOMEN'S SINGLES EVENTS
POS. BOWLER/CITY SCORE
1 Denise Gerhard - Vandalia, OH 768
2 Teresa Ostendorf - Dayton, OH 764
3 Lisa McAninch - Sharpsville, PA 753
4 Lynda Tompkins - South Bend, IN 685
5 Helene Roberts - Sharpsville, PA 678
6 Sharon Nelson-Liska - Berwyn, IL 662
7 Melissa Vasconi - Hermitage, PA 661
8 Mary Beth Goodin - Fairborn, OH 654
8 Susan Telego - Cortland, OH 654
10 Carolyn Nelson - Woodridge, IL 651
11 Wendy Albers - St. Clair Shores, MI 650
11 LeAnne Knapp - South Bend, IN 650
13 Joyce Geisel - Sharpsville, PA 645
14 Heather Szymanski - South Bend, IN 643

WOMEN'S DOUBLES EVENTS
POS. BOWLERS/CITY SCORE
1 Denise Gerhard - Teresa Ostendorf
Dayton, OH
1353
2 Caroilyn Krol - Melissa Krol
South Bend, IN
1291
3 Agnes Kowalczyk - Sandy Gregory
Brookfield, OH
1282
4 Apryl Turczynski - Denise Hock
South Bend, IN
1271
5 Breanna McAninch - Joni DelFratte
Sharpsville, PA
1270
6 Nancy Kuzniar - Joyce Geisel
Sharpsville, PA
1263
7 Therese Smith - Helene Roberts
Sharpsville, PA
1252

WOMEN'S ALL EVENTS
POS. BOWLER/CITY SCORE
1 Denise Gerhard - Vandalia, OH 2169
2 Teresa Ostendorf - Dayton, OH 2075
3 Carolyn Nelson - Woodridge, IL 1999
4 Lisa McAninch - Sharpsville, PA 1985
5 Brenda Durrenberger - North Liberty, IN 1969
6 Agnes Kowalczyk - Greenville, PA 1956

WOMEN'S SPECIAL CASH PRIZES
TEAM SERIES - SCRATCH

POS. TEAM/CAPTAIN/CITY SCORE
1 Polish Girls Gone Wild
Wendy Albers - St. Clair Shores, MI
2233
2 St. Joe's County FOP Lodge 155
LeAnne Knapp - South Bend, IN
2117
3 Polish Wild Cats
Joyce Geisel - Sharpsville, PA
2100

HIGH IND. SERIES - SCRATCH
POS. BOWLER/CITY SCORE
1 Lisa McAninch - Sharpsville, PA 561
2 Brenda Durrenberger - North Liberty, IN 524
3 Rosalie Jacobs - Kingsford Hts., IN 517

HIGH IND. GAME - SCRATCH
POS. BOWLER/CITY SCORE
1 Wendy Albers - St. Clair Shores, MI 214
2 Lisa McAninch - Sharpsville, PA 208
3 LeAnne Knapp - South Bend, IN 206