The second annual Compete for Kids’ Sake was held on March 24th at Bowl-A-Vard Lane The event attracted 51 bowlers, generated over $3,200 in fundraising for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Dane County, and paid out $2,280 in prize money.

There were quite a few raffle prizes, including a Trek bicycle (Brian Hoffman) and a pair of Brewers/Cubs tickets (Chris Jackson). Kevin Bailey won the 50/50 raffle for $370.00, and kicked back $100.00 to the fundraising effort.

The cut to the top 16 was +184 (64 pins over average / 16 per game). While there were four zero handicappers in the final field, there were also three bowlers at max handicap (50 pins) and 9 others somewhere in between. This is definitely a tournament that offers opportunity for all bowlers averaging around 180 or more.

Shaun Taliaferro led qualifying at +263 (143 pins over average). Harley Aumann and Bryan Bannach both shot 299 games – Bannach with 812 his last three, and Scott Erickson had a 290. Dave Forsman was high individual game over average with a 277 (+97), and Brittany Svendsen was +83 with a 279 second game.

In a very exciting title match, Brittany Svendsen edged Ashley Chlebowski in the title match by two pins – 261 (227+34) to 259 (224+35). The title match video is here: [Facebook Link], and embedded at the bottom of this page.

2017-18 Compete for Kids' Sake Prize List

 Prize
Brittany Svendsen$600.00
Ashley Chlebowski$305.00
Harley Aumann$150.00
Kyle Sullivan$150.00
Scott Erickson$120.00
Kate Verdecchia$120.00
Cory Ritschard$120.00
Bryan Bannach$120.00
Bradley Thompson$75.00
Brian Hoffman$75.00
Danny Verdecchia$75.00
Felix McNight$75.00
Kirk Fakes$75.00
Dave Forsman$75.00
Chad Svendsen$75.00
Shaun Taliaferro$75.00

2017-18 Compete for Kids' Sake Match Play

1Taliaferro246
16Erickson253
Erickson244
Sullivan259
8Fakes195
9Sullivan251
Sullivan213
Chlebowski273
5Forsman210
12Verdecchia, K236
Verdecchia, K231
Chlebowski273
4Chlebowski290
13Thompson192
Chlebowski259
Svendsen, B261
3Svendsen, C244
14Ritschard261
Ritschard225
Aumann250
6Aumann246
11McNight192
Aumann236
Svendsen, B248
7Bannach231
10Verdecchia, D218
Bannach232
Svendsen, B250
2Svendsen, B248
15Hoffman237

2017-18 Compete for Kids' Sake Qualifying Scores

  Avg1234ScoreHdcpTotal
1Taliaferro, Shaun213257248243247995681063
2Svendsen, Brittany1961872792012569231361059
3Svendsen, Chad2192242642802441012441056
4Chlebowski, Ashley1952352392132239101401050
5Forsman, Dave1801422202772048432001043
6Aumann, Harley2202582012992421000401040
7Bannach, Bryan2272142672462991026121038
8Fakes, Kirk211239264236212951761027
9Sullivan, Kyle215247232278206963601023
10Verdecchia, Danny230225257259279102001020
11McKnight, Felix1801952371852018182001018
12Verdecchia, Kate180202181192222797200997
13Thompson, Bradley2302472462362679960996
14Ritschard, Cory181149214224213800196996
15Hoffman, Brian2302692472282459890989
16Erickson, Scott2302902062802089840984
17Pollentier, Brittany22221527919225794332975
18Prein, Jeff2302372432252589630963
19Sammel, Lauren21422517824824789864962
20Osterberger, John187186222159221788172960
21Schalow, Jonathan2302272661932669520952
22Johnson, Dan190179187191234791160951
23Kline, Kevin203214195213213835108943
24Burgenske, Dale194197204199192792144936
24Wahl, Matt182179189154222744192936
26Roedner, Cody2302791862432269340934
27Gullixon, Brooks201164236190220810116926
28Khouanlak, Mikey183178227169162736188924
28Haufschild, Dan21625620120220986856924
30Augustus, Edward194187187209194777144921
31Broughton, Brian195216202171181770140910
31Henes, David21818514626326886248910
33Bailey, Kevin20923719417322082484908
34Morice, Bernardo180178193127208706200906
35Bisco, Rocco21319322119922283568903
36Ramsden, Cody2302461901962678990899
37German, Dylan185194172178170714180894
37Green, Zach22316925721322786628894
39Burkhamer, Richard180138197140215690200890
40Thompson, Kevin2301992142592138850885
41Heller, Alex20620423116818178496880
42Meekma, Matt22222220121620784632878
43Pollentier, Chris2301931932452468770877
44Erickson, Dave205207196157185745100845
44Romain, Kristine180183150143169645200845
46Schalow, Roger196157174183193707136843
47Ecker, Bob190153170156202681160841
48Nygaard, Laura180177110128202617200817
49Tanin, Nick22322120920315378628814
50Jackson, Chris22718222718217876912781
51White, Ellen180130135124133522200722