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VerVane and Fontanot claim Century Doubles title; Aleshire 1-2 in 'Alibi'

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Ed VerVane and Manny Fontanot emerged as champions in the Bobby Combs Century Doubles tournament at AMF Gulf Gate Lanes on Sunday (May 18).

VerVane posted a three-game handicap total of 728 and Fontanot added 714 to provide the winning score of 1,442, good for the top prize of $150, while Annie and Chris Elmore settled for the runner-up position, nine pins back at 1,433.

Terry Ashton and Dale Harshbarger finished third at 1,403, while rounding out the top five were Margie Sue Smith and Roberta Robeck (1,398), and Nellie Ralston and Kenny Combs (1,374).

Others cashing in the regular event were: Frank and Brad Mang (1,371); Bruce and Sandy Combs (1,343); Chris Christmas and Wendy Perna (1,337); and Frank Hunt and Mary Kyle (1,328).

Alibi Doubles: Mike Aleshire finishes No. 1 and No. 2

Although he didn't cash in the regular doubles, Mike Aleshire pounded out the top scratch and handicap total of 741, and that enabled him to finish first and second in the Alibi Doubles competition.

With Chris Christmas adding a handicap pinfall of 682, he paired with Aleshire for the winning score of 1,423, and Cliff Martin's 637 was good enough to join Aleshire in the No. 2 poisition with 1,378.

Chris Elmore and Don Humphreys captured third place with 1,370, while the remainder of the Alibi cashers were: Christmas and Cindy Territo (1,352); Sandy Combs and Fred Shaffer (1,336); and tying for the sixth and final cashing position were Ken Combs and Humphreys, along with Christmas and Cindy Wight (1,334).

Following Aleshire's scratch series of 741, other high scores among men were VerVane (669), Christmas (628) and Mike Rudolph (624), while the top women's scratch totals were posted by Gina Quiroz (559), Sandy Combs (548) and Janet Romig (542).

The final Bobby Combs Century Doubles event of the season drew a total of 43 in the regular tournament and 45 entrants in the optional Alibi Doubles.

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