Chuck Groat of Kearns Utah became the first ever back to back champion of the Budweiser Ringin Ten Scratch Classic.
A total of 185 entrants competed in the March 28th & 29th tournament. Bowlers registered from 7 states and Canada with the furthest from Pheonix, Arizona.
Chuck Groat was crowned the champion after 2 days of competition defeating Craig Harrington of Kearn, Utah, by a margin of 202-200. The Semi-final match saw Harrington defeat Mike Sagers of Clearfield, Utah, 215-191. In the preceding match Sagers defeated Mike Hanson of Spokane, Washington, 268-197. The first game of the step ladder finals, Hanson defeated Cameron Foster of South Jordan, Utah, 191-184.
Sunday's competition saw the closest competition in recent years. A first in Ringin Ten history was a tie for the 5th spot in the stepladder. A one game rolloff for the spot pitted Butte's own Keith Meagor against Cameron Foster. Foster narrowly defeated Meagor for the right to move on to the finals.
Other local and area bowlers that advanced to Sunday's final round were:
Harry Shaffer - 8th
Todd Edelen - 11th
John Brodersen - 15th
Former Champion Nate Gelling - 18th
Former Champion Mark Hodges - 31st
Dan Grundhauser - 38th
Mike Krankowski - 42nd
Tracy Potvin - 47th
Krankowski also posted the high score of the weekend with a 285.