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Story by: Robert M. Jadach
Photos: Mary Srodon

Chicago, Illinois - The 70th National Bowling Tournament was held this year on April 24, 25 & 26, 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. Between the two team squads, the opening ceremonies took place. Fraternal Director Mary Srodon welcomed the bowlers thanked the management of the Gold Coast Bowl and their staff for the terrific job they have done for the tournament and then introduced all the PNA dignitaries and guests who attended which included; PNA President Frank Spula, who also spoke after the anthem were played, PNA Treasurer Marian Grabowski, PNA Fraternal Directors, Jeffrey Twardy and Greg Chilecki, PNA Commissioners; David Sinclair (District 8), Wanda Juda (District 13), Jaroslaw Musial (District 16), Allan Szuflada (District 17) Former PNA Directors, Val Pawlos, Joseph Kaminski, Anna Wierzbicki (who is also President of the Polish American Congress Illinois Division,, Piotr Nowinski, President of Lodge 3281 in Las Vegas, Elzbieta Youngman, President of the John Paul II Polish School in Las Vegas and Hon. John Petkus, Honorary Konsul of the Republic of Poland in Las Vegas. Hon. Petkus also threw out the first ball to officially start the tournament.

To keep with the tradition started a few years back, the winning Men's and Ladies teams from the Tournament held in South Bend, Indiana in 2015 were announced by Bowling Coordinator Robert Jadach. The winning men's team was Torchy's Boys from South Bend, Indiana. Scott Torzewski was the team captain. The winning ladies team was Dayton Gals from Dayton Ohio. Mary Beth Goodin was the team captain. Since both team were not in attendance their awards were sent to the captains prior to the tournament.

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

Photo Gallery

MEN'S TEAM EVENTS
POS. TEAM/CAPTAIN/CITY SCORE
1 Lightning
Casey Grabowski - Surprise, AZ
3417
2 White Eagles 1746
Frank Cwiklinski - Canonsburg, PA
3304
3 Fore Men
Robert Madej - Bonita Springs, FL
3300
4 JISM
Ed Bavolar - N. Huntington, PA
3268
5 Eddie's Boys
Val Pawlos - Pittsburgh, PA
3263
6 CHUDS
Jason Panek - White Oak, PA
3262
7 4 Guys & A Ho, Ho, Ho
Brian Jones - White Oak, PA
3201
Dzia Dzia's Boys
Jeffrey Twardy - Pittsburgh, PA
3198

MEN'S SINGLES EVENTS
POS. BOWLER/CITY SCORE
1 Rich Tonsetic - Canonsburg, PA 828
2 Eric Pawlos - Pittsburgh, PA 755
3 Mark Schultz - Washington, PA 752
4 James Kontos - Lockport, IL 748
5 Mark Pawlos - Pittsburgh, PA 742
6 Robert Madej - Bonita Springs, FL 729
7 Steve Kulback - Corapoolis, PA 728
8 Ed Bavolar - N. Huntingdon, PA 723
9 Roy Murdick Jr. - Export, PA 722
9 T. J. Crothers - Canonsburg, PA 722
11 Jonathan Bright - Apollo, PA 711
12 Brandon Peebly - McKeesport, PA 704
13 Aaron Mediate - Pittsburgh, PA 703
14 Casey Grabowski - Surprise, AZ 701
15 David O'Rozco - Lemont, IL 698
15 Jason Newgent - South Bend, IN 698
17 Jason DeFelice - White Oak, PA 696
17 Donald O'Neil - Canonsburg, PA 696
19 Paul Kotlinski - Bridgeville, PA 694
20 Fred Smallhoover - Pittsburgh, PA 689
21 Bob Svec - N. Huntingdon, PA 686
21 Jason Panek - McKeesport, PA 686
23 Frank Mozuch - Pittsburgh, PA 685
24 Ron Gregg - McKeesport, PA 683
25 Tyler Helms - Ambridge, PA 682
26 David Sill - McKees Rocks, PA 680
27 Tom Eggleston - LaPorte, IN 678
28 Jessey Horton - Aliquippa, PA 677

MEN'S DOUBLES EVENTS
POS. BOWLERS/CITY SCORE
1 Neil Barton - Mark Moore
Irwin, PA
1540
2 Mark Pawlos - Jeffrey Twardy
Pittsburgh, PA
1483
3 Mark Karczewski - Jason Newgent
South Bend, IN
1432
4 Casey Grabowski - Marian Grabowski
Lemont, IL
1421
5 Jay Peebly - Brandon Peebly
McKeesport, PA
1409
6 Aaron Mediate - Roy Murdick Jr.
Export, PA
1393
7 James Kontos - Stanley Krawczyk
Lemont, IL
1390
8 Jack Schmitz - Don Jones
Irrwin, PA
1382
9 Bill Oliver - Rick Sostaric
McKeesport, PA
1381
10 Steve Kulback - Fred Smallhoover
Pittsburgh, PA
1377
11 Pat Dilts Jr. - Tom Eggleston
LaPorte, IN
1351
12 Rich Tonsetic - Donald O'Neil
Canonsburg, PA
1331
12 Ed Klak - Joseph Baran
Ambridge, PA
1331
14 John Jones - Doug Simon
Ambridge, PA
1325

MEN'S ALL EVENTS
POS. BOWLER/CITY SCORE
1 James Kontos - Lockport, IL 2268
2 Richard Tonsetic - Canonsburg, PA 2236
3 Roy Murdick Jr. - Export, PA 2189
4 Edward Bavolar - N. Huntingdon, PA 2165
5 Eric Pawlos - Pittsburgh, PA 2134
6 Mark Pawlos - Pittsburgh, PA 2128
7 Casimir Grabowski - Surprise, AZ 2121
8 Fred Smallhoover - Pittsburgh, PA 2111
9 Robert Madej - Bonita Springs, FL 2110
10 Donald O'Neil - Canonsburg, PA 2090
11 Mark Karczewski - South Bend, IN 2078
12 Neil Barton - Pittsburgh, PA 2076
13 Paul Kotlinski - Bridgeville, PA 2075
14 David Sill - McKees Rocks, PA 2068
15 Brandon Peebly - McKeesport, PA 2066
16 Bill Oliver - N. Versailles, PA 2064
17 Jeffrey Twardy - Pittsburgh, PA 2063
18 Marian Grabowski - Lemont, IL 2060
19 Richard DiPaolo - McKees Rocks, PA 2058
20 Tom Eggleston - LaPorte, IN 2049
21 Joseph Matta Sr. - McKeesport, PA 2038
22 Aaron Mediate - Pittsburgh, PA 2024
22 Mark Schultz - Washington, PA 2024

MEN'S SPECIAL CASH PRIZES
TEAM SERIES - SCRATCH

POS. TEAM/CAPTAIN/CITY SCORE
1 Fore Men
Robert Madej - Bonita Springs, FL
3057
2 Lightning
Casey Grabowski - Surprise, AZ
2898
3 Top Shelf
Aaron Mediate - Pittsburgh, PA
2880

HIGH IND. SERIES - SCRATCH
POS. BOWLER/CITY SCORE
1 Neil Barton - Pittsburgh, PA 758
2 Ed Bavolar - N. Huntingdon, PA 742
3 Jonathan Bright - Apollo, PA 711

HIGH IND. GAME - SCRATCH
POS. BOWLER/CITY SCORE
1 James Kontos - Lockport, IL 278
2 Pat Dilts Jr. - LaPorte, IN 277
3 Jonathan Bright - Apollo, PA 267

WOMEN'S TEAM EVENTS
POS. TEAM/CAPTAIN/CITY SCORE
1 Slick Chicks
Rose Konsel - Erie, PA
3091
2 PNA #83
Tasha Klipich - South Bend, IN
2607

WOMEN'S SINGLES EVENTS
POS. BOWLER/CITY SCORE
1 Wendy Albers - St. Clair Shores, MI 702
2 Helen Rucka - Buckeye, AZ 649
3 Teresa Smith - Pittsburgh, PA 642
4 Deb Faight - Johnstown, PA 625
5 Denise Hock - South Bend, IN 618
6 Heather Szymanski - South Bend, IN 590

WOMEN'S DOUBLES EVENTS
POS. BOWLERS/CITY SCORE
1 Jennifer Jo Telisky - Wendy Albers
St. Clair Shores, MI
1351
2 Denise Hock - Helen Rucka
South Bend, IN - Buckeye, AZ
1340
3 Lynell Grego - Deb Faight
Johnstown, PA
1317

WOMEN'S ALL EVENTS
POS. BOWLER/CITY SCORE
1 Wendy Albers - St. Clair Shores, MI 2124
2 Helen Rucka - Buckeye, AZ 2038
3 Teresa Smith - Pittsburgh, PA 1929
4 Denise Hock - South Bend, IN 1896
5 Rose Konsel - Erie, PA 1723

WOMEN'S SPECIAL CASH PRIZES
TEAM SERIES - SCRATCH

POS. TEAM/CAPTAIN/CITY SCORE
1 Slick Chicks
Rose Konsel - Erie, PA
2020
2 PNA #83
Tasha Klipich - South Bend, IN
2117

HIGH IND. SERIES - SCRATCH
POS. BOWLER/CITY SCORE
1 Wendy Albers - St. Clair Shores, MI 616 
2 Helen Rucka - Buckeye, AZ 510
3 Heather Szymanski - South Bend, IN 470

HIGH IND. GAME - SCRATCH
POS. BOWLER/CITY SCORE
1 Wendy Albers - St. Clair Shores, MI 222
2 Helen Rucka - Buckeye, AZ 194
3 Rose Konsel - Erie, PA 190