The 95th Brothers Tournament is set to kick off a 10-weekend run on Saturday at Landmark Lanes, with squads scheduled at 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Last year, Ryan and Rob Meyers won the brothers division with a 1,469 total, just three pins better than 2015 winners Steve and Sammy Taylor.
Mark Zimmerman and Mike Bohm cruised to the brothers-in-law title by 127 pins with a 1,408 total.
Former juvenile division winners Braden and Jacob Jones were the adult/juvenile champs with 1,312, while Clayton and Logan Wunder won their second straight juvenile title.
The tournament runs on weekends through Sunday, Jan. 28 next year.
MASTERS SUBS RULE: Teams from the Bill Mastronardi/Bud Light Masters league used a season-high six subs on Monday at Safari Lanes. And most of the substitute bowlers came through in a big way.
The top two series for the night were turned in by non-regulars Don Sweet and Chad Barnes.
Sweet rolled games of 300, 289 and 233 for an 822 series, bowling for the T&D Windshield team. That helped T&D beat WingStop, 30-20.
Barnes had a 772 set for Linn Lanes, which still dropped a 28-22 decision to Sunset Lanes. Barnes had games of 257, 266 and 249. Three weeks earlier, Barnes rolled a 778 at Safari, subbing for Rick Kidd.
Plaza Lanes got a 712 from sub Kevin Tockes in a 36-14 win over Roxy's.
Pete Burdette salvaged a tough night with a 300 game for Lannert Chiropractic. It was the 11th career trey for Burdette, who rolled it just two nights after being inducted into the Peoria association's Hall of Fame.
Safari increased its lead in the league to 19 points after a 36-14 win over Mt. Hawley. Bill Maher opened a 764 set with games of 279 and 267 for Safari. Mark Stenger added a 725, Brad Moore 705 and Rob Johnson 695 for a 2,889, which was the high team set for the night.
SWEEPER WINNER: Craig Bryant closed out the second Sunset Lanes Winter Sweeper event in Pekin with an 812 series to win the top prize of $160.
He started the finals with a 279-157 win over Josh Knox in the quarterfinals. Bryant then beat Mike McBride, 277-169, and topped Ryan Bannon, 256-239 in the title match.
Joe Robards led the field of 29 bowlers with 960 for his four qualifying games, which was four pins better than Collin Robbins. Both bowlers were eliminated in the quarters.
Also making the cut were Ken Lemons, Irvin Johnson.
CONDOLENCES: Peoria association Hall of Fame member Bill Durr, a former owner and operator of Midway Lanes, died on Nov. 2, in Washington.
He was a past vice president of the Greater Peoria Bowling Association and was inducted into the GPBA Hall of Fame in 2000. Condolences go out to his family.
UPCOMING EVENTS: Kicking off the holiday tournaments will be a Thanksgiving Team Shootout at Safari Bowl in Morton. The event starts at 10 a.m. Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. It will be for four-person teams with an average cap of 900. Entry fee is $220 per team, with $1,600 for first, based on 16 teams.
On Saturday, Plaza Lanes will be hosting a Thanksgiving Holiday Doubles event, starting at 10 a.m. Entry fee will be $100 per team, and handicap will be 80 percent of 220.
The Over/Under 50 tournament set for Saturday, Dec. 23, Roxy's is sold out, with a waiting list. One bowler must be 50 or older, and one younger than 50 on the day of the event.
The annual Holiday Trios tournament set for Sunday, Dec. 3 at Mt. Hawley Bowl also is sold out.
JOHNNY CAMPOS is the Journal Star bowling columnist. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 686-3214. Read his Spare Change blog at
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