US NSA Hendersonville NC Results; Singles. 2017 09 11 and 12

Tournament Results
Tournament #19 Sept. 11, 12
National Singles M/W
Sponsored by: Miller’s Fine Dry Cleaning & Mills River Restaurant

Men’s Division
1. Wally Thyssen
2. Dave Wenger
3. Joseph Cote
4. Ray Lawson
1. Bob Phifer
2. Bud Wilber
3. Bob Smith
4. Tom Eastman

Women’s Division
1. Pat Knapp
2. Kathy Brennan
3. Christine Giumarra
4. Sandi Quinn

1. Betty Loveland
2. Marilyn Phifer
3. Cathy Lawson
4. Carolyn Burrell

Tournament Director: Ed O’Neal
Players: Men – 18, Women – 11  Sent along by Harold Thorne WITH THANKS!! 

On Site Reporting by Jeffrey Luneau:  In the men’s quarter finals two local favorites (Dave Wenger and Jay Fitzpatrick) played each other.  In the final game, Dave had the hammer and was down 16 points to Jay.  Dave managed to hide two 7s down the alley. Due to  blocks at the top of board and the large drift, they were not reachable by Jay.  Jay’s attempt to bump up for an eight just misses.  Still down 2 points Dave has little choice but to use the alley again.  There is little to no room in the seven; however, he manages to score a third 7 for 21 points and a win.  This was a close fought match all the way as expected.

Dave wins his semi match in two games and advances on to the finals playing for 1st in the Main.  He now faces Wally Thyssen .  Wally is coming off a close fought win over Joe Cote. In their third and final game,  Wally has a one point lead over Dave with the hammer in the last frame.  Every one is watching Dave looking for another miracle come from behind win. Dave’s attempt at getting Wally in the kitchen fails as Wally continues to clear the board.  He scores his hammer and wins his 1st National Singles pin. 

Congratulations to all for some really fun to watch matches


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