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Story by: Robert M. Jadach
Photos: Mary Srodon

Las Vegas, Nevada - The PNA 73rd National Bowling Tournament was held this year on April 28, 29 and 30, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bowlers gathered at the Gold Coast Casino's bowling center for their assigned squads.

The singles and doubles events took place on Sunday and Tuesday morning and afternoon. The teams bowled on Monday. For the first time in PNA tournament history, a delay on the start of Saturday's second squad was due to a severe thunderstorm which knocked out the power in the bowling alley and casino, as well as the sorrounding hotels in the area.

The opening ceremonies took place in between the bowling of the two team squads. Fraternal Director, Mary Srodon welcomed the bowlers, thanked the management of the Gold Coast Bowl and their staff for the terrific job they did for the tournament. She then introduced Vice President Marian Grabowski, who also spoke and introduced the dignitaries attending: PNA Business Board Directors, Jeff Twardy and Val Pawlos, Fraternal Director, Greg Chilecki, PNA Commissioner, Wanda Juda (District 13), former Director Anna Wierzbicki, and former Commissioner of District 12, Jerry Hejna, President of Las Vegas Lodge 3281, Piotr Nowinski and Director of Polish School, Ela Youngman. Fraternal Director Greg Chilecki and Vice President Marian Grabowski threw out the ceremonial first ball to officially start the tournament.

We would like to thank all of the bowlers who participated in the tournament and hope they enjoyed their time in Las Vegas.

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MEN'S TEAM EVENTS
POS. TEAM/CAPTAIN/CITY SCORE
1 Dzia Dzia's Guys
Jeff Twardy - Pittsburgh, PA
3388
2 Gutter Rats
Dale Myers - Harrison City, PA
3259
3 Griswald's
Joe Hetrick - Pittsburgh, PA
3255
4 Beer Frame
Rick Flood - Canonsburg, PA
3216
5 Mis-Fits
Jason Schultz - Roscoe, PA
3181
6 Eddie's Boys
Val Pawlos - Pittsburgh, PA
3150
7 McKeesport 352
Dean Marraccini - E. Pittsburgh, PA
3135
8 The Ducks
Dave Sezacko - Pittsburgh, PA
3128
9 Lightning
Casey Grabowski - Surprise, AZ
3090
10 Jackass
Ed Bavolar - N. Huntington, PA
3066

MEN'S SINGLES EVENTS
POS. BOWLER/CITY SCORE
1 Eric Pawlos - Pittsburgh, PA 775
2 Casey Grabowski - Surorise, AZ 749
3 Jason Schultz - Roscoe, PA 719
4 Jeff Twardy - Pittsburgh, PA 707
5 Brandon Peebly - McKeesport, PA 695
6 Frank Mozuch - Pittsburgh, PA 684
7 Kevin Kramer - Corapolis, PA 681
8 Tony Brajdic - N. Versailles, PA 680
9 Fran Gradich - Elizabeth, PA 676
10 William Schmid - Pittsburgh, PA 669
11 Mark Karczewski - South Bend, IN 668
12 Steve Galaski - White Oak, PA 664
13 Joe Matta Jr. - McKeesport, PA 662
14 Ted Gibala - McKeesport, PA 660
15 Ed Bavolar - N. Huntington, PA 658
16 Tom DeFelice Sr. - White Oak, PA 656
17 Jay W. Peebly - McKeesport, PA 654
18 Russ Miller - McKeesport, PA 647
19 Luke Baverso Irwin, PA 646
20 Bob Svec - N. Huntington, PA 644
21 Bill Frederick - McKeesport, PA 643
22 T. J. Crothers - Canonsburg, PA 638
22 Thomas Thompson - Pittsburgh, PA 638
24 Steve Arendas - N. Huntington, PA 635
24 Nick Mihon - Westmoreland City, PA 635
26 James Kontos - Lockport, IL 628
27 Fred Smallhoover - Pittsburgh, PA 624
27 Chris Kowalski - Palatine, IL 624
29 Dale Myers - Harrison City, PA 616
30 Vince Maiolo - Trafford, PA 616
30 Joe Hetrick - Pittsburgh, PA 616

MEN'S DOUBLES EVENTS
POS. BOWLERS/CITY SCORE
1 Brandon Peebly - Jay W. Peebly
McKeesport, PA
1381
2 Scott Kasten - Steve Jacobs
Kingsford Heights, IN
1365
3 Nick Mihon - Steve Arendas
N. Huntington, PA
1353
4 Eric Vermilya -Vince Maiolo
Trafford, PA
1348
5 Dan Matt - Carl Palastro Jr.
Oakdale, PA
1347
6 Joe Hetrick - Fran Gradich
Elizabeth, PA
1339
7 William Schmid - Kevin Kramer
Pittsburgh, PA
1334
8 Rick Flood - Robert Heffner
Strabane, PA
1333
9 Tony Brajdic - Jeff Puc
N. Huntington, PA
1331
10 Mark Pawlos - Jeff Twardy
Pittsburgh, PA
1311
11 Marian Grabowski - Austin Green
Glendale, AZ
1306
12 James Kontos - Casey Grabowski
Surprise, AZ
1034
13 Mark Karczewski - Mike Newgent
South Bend, IN
1302
14 Steve Galaski - Joe Matta III
White Oak, PA
1286
15 Dave Kern - Dennis Tomlinson
Pittsburgh, PA
1273

MEN'S ALL EVENTS
POS. BOWLER/CITY SCORE
1 Jeff Twardy - Pittsburgh, PA 2093
2 Eric Pawlos - Pittsburgh, PA 2081
3 Casey Grabowski - Surprise, AZ 2063
4 Jason Schultz - Roscoe, PA 2062
5 Vince Maiolo - Trafford, PA 2036
6 William A. Schmid - Pittsburgh, PA 2034
7 Steve Galaski - White Oak, PA 2014
8 T. J. Crothers -Canonsburg, PA 2011
9 Tony Brajdic - N. Huntington, PA 2008
10 Jay W. Peebly - McKeesprt, PA 1997
11 Russ Miller - McKeesport, PA 1986
12 Joseph Matta Jr. - McKeesport, PA 1985
13 Ted Gibala - McKeesport, PA 1982
14 Fran Gradich - Elizabeth, PA 1968
15 Brandon Peebly - McKeesport, PA 1967

MEN'S SPECIAL CASH PRIZES
TEAM SERIES - SCRATCH

POS. TEAM/CAPTAIN/CITY SCORE
1 Beer Frame
Rick Flood - Canonsburg, PA
2718
2 Lodge 1120 PNA
Scott Kasten - LaPorte, IN
2676
3 Mis-Fits
Jason Schultz - Roscoe, PA
2644

HIGH IND. SERIES - SCRATCH
POS. BOWLER/CITY SCORE
1 Scott Kasten - LaPorte, IN 733
2 Jason Schultz - Roscoe, PA 707
3 Austin Green - Glendale, AZ 6739

HIGH IND. GAME - SCRATCH
POS. BOWLER/CITY SCORE
1 Scott Kasten - LaPorte, IN 279
2 Jason Schultz - Roscoe, PA 277
3 Jeff Twardy - Pittsburgh, PA 267

WOMEN'S TEAM EVENTS
POS. TEAM/CAPTAIN/CITY SCORE
1 Slick Chicks
Rose Konsel - Erie, PA
3034
2 Mine's In The Gutter
Lisa Myers - Harrison City, PA
2951

WOMEN'S SINGLES EVENTS
POS. BOWLER/CITY SCORE
1 Michele Benner - Jeanette, PA 671
2 Tracy Maiolo - Trafford, PA 624
3 Lisa Myers - Harrison City, PA 623
4 Jennifer Jo Telisky - Warren, MI 596

WOMEN'S DOUBLES EVENTS
POS. BOWLERS/CITY SCORE
1 Michelle Brenner - Jessica Szymanski
N. Huntington, PA
1234
2 Rose Konsel - Rosalie Jacobs
Erie, PA / Kingsford Heigts, IN
1185
3 Lisa Myers - Tracy Maiolo
Trafford, PA
1183

WOMEN'S ALL EVENTS
POS. BOWLER/CITY SCORE
1 Michelle Brenner - Jeanette, PA 1980
2 Lisa Myers - Harrison City, PA 1796
3 Tracey Maiolo - Trafford, PA 1772
4 Wendy Albers - St. Clair Shores, MI 1768
4 Jennifer Jo Telisky - Warren, MI 1768

WOMEN'S SPECIAL CASH PRIZES
TEAM SERIES - SCRATCH

POS. BOWLER/CITY SCORE
1 Slick Chicks
Rose Konsel - Erie, PA
1999
2 Mine's In The Gutter
Lisa Myers - Harrison City, PA
1751

HIGH INDIVIDUAL SERIES-SCRATCH
POS. BOWLER/CITY SCORE
1 Wendy Albers - St. Clair Shores, MI 459
2 Rose Konsel - Erie, PA 442
3 Rosalie Jacobs - Kingsford Heights, IN 412

HIGH INDIVIDUAL GAME-SCRATCH
POS. BOWLER/CITY SCORE
1 Wendy Albers - St. Clair Shores, MI 184
2 Rose Konsel - Erie, PA 173
3 Michelle Brenner - Jeanette, PA 160