Georgia State USBC Super Senior Bowling Tournament

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On Mar 25-26 2017 Georgia State bowling association held their annual super senior bowling tournament for bowlers who were over 60 years old . Fort Stewart submitted one team of 6 bowlers. They were Tom Rahn, Les Culver, Jerry Dickie, Joe Muzar, James Willis and Melvin Ford. They had to bowl 4 games and try to be the best. At the same time the individual scores were applied to the all event category. The Fort Stewart team finished 14th. But one of their bowlers finished 1st in all events. That bowler was Mel Ford. The field was cut to 66 bowlers and again they bowled 4 more games. At the end of 8 games for the day Mel Ford was 6th. The cut for Sunday’s matched was 8.
Sunday morning the competition renewed at 9 A.M. (bowling a round robin match against 7 bowlers and a position round at the end) Unknown to Mel Ford, he was the underdog in this tournament. Little did he know that Paul Bell was this years Senior All-Star Champion winning that title a mere 2 weeks ago. Starting slow Mel lost his 1st match at 205 to 214 to Paul Bell. Then the heat was on. 2nd match was a win at 299 to 142. 3rd match was 201 to 159. 4th match a win at 246 to 207. 5th match was a win at 238 to 224. 6th match was a loss at 203 to 236. 7th match was a win at 202 to 171. And the final match 1st place against 2nd place and with a 49 pin lead was a rematch against the arraigning Senior All-Star State Champ Paul Bell. Mel Ford lost the last match at 197 to 202. Points totaled Mel Ford won the Championship with 19 pins to spare.

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