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Kevin Bienko, the defending champion, and other former winners did not go down easily Thursday in the first day of the 55th George A. Obenauer Masters bowling championship that will wrap up Sunday at AMF Airport Lanes. Mike Faliero Jr., who won the 2007 title, led the qualifying with his 1,847 total to capture the Pete Parisi Award. It was the highest qualifying total s…

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The match-play portion of the 55th George A. Obenauer Masters bowling tournament has begun, and if two past champions want to add another crown to their respective trophy cases they will have to do it through the once-beaten bracket. Brad Angelo, who finished second during two-day qualifying, lost his first match Thursday at AMF Airport Lanes by a mere four pins to Zane…

Area bowling55th Annual George A. Obenauer Masters Tournamentat Airport Lanes, CheektowagaWednesday’s leaders1, Mike Faliero 928-919-1847; 2, Brad Angelo 923-908-1831; 3, Curtis Foss 804-966-1770; 4, Ryan Ciminelli 854-916-1770; 5, Jack Jurek 884-862-1746; 6, Kevin Bienko 844-879-1723; 7, Dana Voytovich 913-799-1712; 8, Justin Sokolowski 824-874-1698; 9, Joe Burgio 815-840…

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Qualifying is complete. Now the 55th George A. Obenauer Masters Tournament gets interesting with five former champions among the top six bowlers through the eight-game, two-night qualifying stages of the tournament at AMF Airport Lanes. West Seneca's Mike Faliero followed up Tuesday's series of 928 with a 919 four-game set to finish with a top, two-day qualifying total …

Area bowlingGEORGE A. OBENAUER MASTERS TOURNAMENTat Airport LanesTuesday’s leadersMike Faliero 928, Brad Angelo 923, Dana Voytovich 913, Mike Mallwitz 894, Jack Jurek 884, Jason Ciliberto 876, Rob Piccoli 874, Pat Brick 871, Mike Zarcone 867, Tom Sorce 865, Andrew Herbert 856, Ryan Ciminelli 854, John Palmer 847, Kevin Bienko 844, Dave Tolkacz 831, Zane Tester 831, Kristin…

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There are 12 past champions in the field for the 55th George A. Obenauer Masters Tournament. Seven of them find themselves in the top 14 of the event at AMF Airport Lanes. Mike Faliero of West Seneca and Brad Angelo of Lockport stand 1-2 following the first of two nights of qualifying Tuesday night. Faliero, a two-time champion, rolled a four-game series of 928. Angelo,…

Area bowlingGEORGE A. OBENAUER MASTERS TOURNAMENTat Airport LanesResults from 6:30 flight1. Dave Tolkacz 831; 2. Zane Tester 831; 3. Matt Zasowski 827; 4. Curtis Foss 804; 5. Pete Zmozynski 801; 6. Bob Rudnick 794; 7. Haley Carroll 791; 8. Derek Pawlowski 784; 9. Dave Kirsch 783; 10. Joe Wagner 780.GREATER BUFFALO USBC OPENat Kenmore Lanes WOMEN’S ALL-EVENTS: 1. Penny K. G…

Area bowlingGREATER BUFFALO USBC OPENat Kenmore Lanes Friday’s and Saturday’smen’s high scoresPaul Scheib 300-278-257-835 (T), Pat Brick 278-278-804 (T), 253 (S),Brian Cline 278-267-791 (T), Zane Tester 266-257-759 (T), 257-722 (T), Kevin Bienko 279-268-759 (T), Rich Bigos 268-251-755 (T), Chris Teluk 290—258-754 (D), Andy Rettig 259-258-753 (T), Jeff Biddlecom 300-746 (T)…

Area bowlingGREATER BUFFALO USBC OPENat Kenmore Lanes Final resultsTEAM HANDICAP: 1. Digati’s Boyz 3,053; 2, Zajac’s Funeral Home 2,996; 3, Bowlers For A Cure 2,984; 4, Palumbo’s Cheap 2,959; 5, Fam & Friends #4 2,939.SCRATCH: Digati’s Boyz 3,029.DOUBLES HANDICAP: 1. Ronald J. Trowbridge Sr./Ronald J. Trowbridge Jr. 1,547; 2. Tammy M. Derkovitz/Florian J. Sliwinski 1,534; …

Area bowlingGREATER BUFFALO USBC OPENat Kenmore Lanes Through ThursdayTEAM HANDICAP: 1. Bowlers For A Cure 2,984; 2. Will Bowl For Alcohol 2,909; 3. The Blind 2,892; 4. Last Minute 2,854; 5. CFGM 2,852. SCRATCH: Pickling Process 2,851.DOUBLES HANDICAP: 1. Ronald J. Trowbridge Sr./Ronald J. Trowbridge Jr. 1,547; 2. Tammy M. Derkovitz/Florian J. Sliwinski 1,534; 3. Matthew J…

Area bowlingGREATER BUFFALO USBC OPENat Kenmore Lanes Through WednesdayTEAM HANDICAP: 1. Bowlers For A Cure 2,984; 2. Will Bowl For Alcohol 2,909; 3. The Blind 2,892; 4. CFGM 2,852; 5. Cross Your Fingers 2,848. SCRATCH: Kenmore Lanes 2,817.DOUBLES HANDICAP: 1. Ronald J. Trowbridge Sr./Ronald J. Trowbridge Jr. 1,547; 2. William J. Lamphier/Micah E. Arnold 1,504; 3. Todd J. …

Area bowlingGREATER BUFFALO USBC OPENat Kenmore Lanes Through TuesdayTEAM HANDICAP: 1. Bowlers For A Cure 2,984; 2. Will Bowl For Alcohol 2,909; 3. The Blind 2,892; 4. CFGM 2,852; 5. Cross Your Fingers 2,848. SCRATCH: Kenmore Lanes 2,817.DOUBLES HANDICAP: 1. Ronald J. Trowbridge Sr./Ronald J. Trowbridge Jr. 1,547; 2. Curtis E. Johnson/Frank J. Anderson 1,492; 3. Paul S. W…

Area bowlingGREATER BUFFALO USBC OPENat Kenmore Lanes (Through Monday)TEAM HANDICAP: 1. Bowlers For A Cure 2,984; 2. Will Bowl For Alcohol 2,909; 3. The Blind 2,892; 4. CFGM 2,852; 5. Cross Your Fingers 2,848. SCRATCH: Kenmore Lanes 2,817.DOUBLES HANDICAP: 1. Ronald J. Trowbridge Sr./Ronald J. Trowbridge Jr. 1,547; 2. Curtis E. Johnson/Frank J. Anderson 1,492; 3. Paul S. …

Area bowlingGREATER BUFFALO USBC OPENat Kenmore Lanes (Through Sunday)TEAM HANDICAP: 1. Bowlers For a Cure 2,984; Will Bowl For Alcohol 2,909; 3. The Blind 2,892; 4. CFGM 2,852; 5. Cross Yoiur Fingers 2.848. SCRATCH: Kenmore Lanes 2,817.DOUBLES HANDICAP: 1. Ronald Trowbridge Sr./Ronald Trowbridge Jr. 1,547; 2. Curtis E. Johnson/Frank J. Anderson 1,492; 3. Paul S. Walczak/…