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      February 19, 2002:

-Hometown Team Captures Indianapolis ABC World Team Challenge

02/19/2002 - Bowling Newsline
      Making its first American Bowling Congress/Brunswick World Team Challenge finals appearance, hometown Bowlers Sport Shoppe of Indianapolis won the second Team Challenge 2002 qualifier Feb. 17 at Woodland Bowl.

      Terry Brink, Mark Sullivan, Ed Frederick, Rich Heydon and John Bauerle defeated Team Voodoo of Columbus, Ohio, with veteran Team Challenge competitors Ted Hannahs, Bill Hoffman, Adam Barta, Ron Nelson and Bryan O'Keefe, 416-351, to earn a trip to the Grand Championship.

      In addition to airfare and lodging for the Grand Championship to be conducted in Las Vegas in November, Bowlers Sport Shoppe earned $3,400 plus Keepsake championship rings and the sponsor's trophy.

      The winners earned $1,100 for qualifying second plus $1,400 and a $900 bonus for winning the event. Bowlers Sport Shoppe narrowly made the eighth and final qualifying position from Baker match play and then steadily made its way up the standings to qualify second for the finals.

      In the semifinal match Bowlers Sport Shoppe defeated Keystone Builders (Kevin Gmach, Scott Helm, Brian Burgess, Mark Wukoman and Ron Scheucher) of Muskego, Wis., 366-322, to advance to the final.

      Team Voodoo earned $1,550 for second ($450 for eighth in qualifying plus $1,100) and Keystone Builders earned $1,350 for third ($400 for ninth in qualifying plus $950).

      Other finalists in the 44-team field from nine states were: 4, Storm Response, Naperville, Ill., $1,325 (7th in qualifying-$525 + $800); 5, Linds LTD, Milwaukee, $1,050 (10th-$350 + $700); 6, Bowlers Edge Pro Shop, Huber Heights, Ohio, $1,400 (4th-$800 + $600); 7, T-Byrd Lanes, Rochelle, Ill., $1,475 (3rd-$950 + 525); 8, Team Ebonite, Milwaukee, $1,850 (1st-$1,400 + $450); 9, Inland Athletic, Hammond, Ind., $1,000 (6th-$600 + $400); 10, Hawthorn Lanes II, Vernon Hills, Ill., $655 (11th-$305 + $350); 11, Roadkill, Milwaukee, $1,005 (5th-$700 + $305).

      Regency Title of Troy, Mich., won the three-player Second Chance event for teams not cashing after qualifying. Robert Naiman, Brian Waltz and Ryan McCallep earned $395.

      The next Team Challenge qualifier is March 9-10 at Fiesta Bowl in Richland, Wash. For entry information contact Tom Boedecker at (800) 514-BOWL, Ext. 3415, or visit bowl.com.


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