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Berner dominates SWF Women's Championships; Gross, Peacock win scratch doubles

Pin Street at Fort Myers hosted two Southwest Florida Bowling Association tournaments on Feb. 15-16.
Pin Street at Fort Myers hosted two Southwest Florida Bowling Association tournaments on Feb. 15-16.

Mary Berner of Fort Myers was the dominant performer in last weekend's (Feb. 15-16) Southwest Florida Bowling Association's women's championship tournament at Pin Street in Fort Myers.

Berner captured the scratch all-events title with a nine-game score of 2,062 (a 229.1 average), and she also topped the leaderboard in handicap all-events (2,206) and scratch singles (687). For good measure, she claimed the runner-up spot in handicap singles (735), and she teamed with Terri Skeese for second place in handicap doubles (1,399).

Renae Gross and Jennifer Peacock, representing Treasure Lanes in Port Charlotte, won the scratch doubles championship with a score of 1,146, while other tournament winners included: Newsome Team of Naples -- consisting of Bettie Newsome, Hannah-Shae Veros, Karin Davidson and Kristy Marino -- in handicap team (2,602); Donna Cesare and Theresa Bronchak of Naples in handicap doubles (1,412); and Cynthia Owens of Lehigh Acres in handicap singles (740).

In addition to Gross and Peacock, other Port Charlotte entrants on the list of cashers included: Mickeal Paige, fourth in handicap all-events (2,059); Ashley Schwartz, fourth in handicap singles (695); and Rose Gassera, eighth in handicap singles (690).

To view the complete tournament prize list, click here. And to see the complete standings, click here.

Southwest Florida Bowling Association Men's Tournament

David Stouffer of Lehigh Acres claimed the scratch and handicap all-events titles in the Southwest Florida Bowling Association's men's championship tournament, held in conjunction with the women's tournament last weekend (Feb. 15-16) at Pin Street in Fort Myers.

Stouffer posted a scratch all-events score of 2,209 (a 245.4 average), and his winning handicap all-events score was 2,263. He also was runner-up in scratch singles with 725, as compared to the winning total of 750 rolled by Jon Rakoski of Estero.

The four-player team handicap title went to Team Six -- consisting of Robert Taylor, Richard Mercadante, Wesley Penza and Bob Peters Sr. -- representing the host center, with a score of 2,953. Another Fort Myers foursome, Ball Jugglers (Jerry Lake, Bob Frisby, Clark Hollman and Chris Rich) won the scratch team title with 2,804.

Leon Walsh and Doug Clark of Cape Coral were victorious in both handicap doubles (1,579) and scratch doubles (1,472), while Peter Eisele of Fort Myers won handicap singles (779).

The only Port Charlotte bowlers to earn a spot on the prize list were Gary Toma and John Davis, who finished third in handicap doubles (1,509).

The complete tournament standings can be accessed by clicking here. And to view the prize list, click here.

Two other area association championship tournaments are on tap this weekend (Feb. 22-23). The Southwest Florida Youth Tournament will take place at Treasure Lanes in Port Charlotte, while the Sarasota-Manatee County Bowling Association's Open tournament will begin a two-weekend run at AMF Venice Lanes.

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