The 2016-17 Titusville USBC season came to a close on March 12 with the conclusion of the championship events, held at Lin Van Lanes.

After Rocky Road Village — consisting of Josh Johnson, Chad Sheatz, Mark Williams, Ryan Williams, and Scott Williams — claimed the handicap and scratch team events on March 4-5, the singles, doubles and all-event winners were determined on March 11-12.

Craig Theuret and Dave Sopher won the handicap doubles event by one pin, 1559-1558, over second-place finishers Bill Lingo and Archie Eismont.

In the scratch doubles, Johnson and Taylor collected more accolades by winning the event with a 1433 score. Theuret and Sopher came in at second, with a 1412 total.

Taylor had the highest series in the doubles event with his score of 726. Gary Finlan’s 279 was the highest game in doubles play.

Eric Alderman came in first place in the handicap singles event with a score of 803, 30 pins ahead of Ron Moronski, who finished in second with 773.

Moronski claimed first place in the scratch singles event with a total of 725. Kayla Card finished in second, knocking down 702 pins.

To determine the all-event winners, scores from the different events (singled, doubles and team) were combined.

Johnson’s 2270 earned him the handicap all-event championship, while Taylor won the scratch all-event title with a score of 2129. Johnson also came in second in the scratch all-event, and Kevin Hipple was second in the handicap all-event.

Tournament Director Dave Sopher felt that the championships went “as smoothly as you could get.”

“We had 14 teams this year, which was four more than last year, and the singles and doubles were considerably more too,” Sopher said. “The bowlers like this tournament a lot, and many of them stayed around to watch and check out the standings throughout the event.”

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