Hodges wins city bowling title

McGinnis claims women's championship

Longtime Butte bowling standout Mark Hodges added to his legend in the city tournament held recently.

Hodges rolled a 713 series in the team event, 742 in doubles, and 669 in singles for a winning scratch all-events total of 2,124 pins in the fifth annual City Championship Bowling Tournament.

Jim McKenzie captured the handicapped all events with a 2,045 that included scratch scores of 642 in the team event, 725 in doubles, and 678 in singles.

Bill Barry and Kelly Sullivan won the handicapped doubles with scratch scores of 653 and 631 respectively, and a handicapped total of 1,579.

A tremendous effort was displayed by Scott Mulcahy to win the handicapped singles title by rolling his personal best scratch score of 649 with a handicap of 189 for and 838 series total.

The handicapped team event was won by the Fun Bunch #2 team with a score of 3,812. The total might be the highest team score ever bowled in the city championship tournament, but verification has not yet been found, spokesman Galen Rich said in a press release. Team members and their scratch scores were Jim McKenzie, 791; Eddie Zimpel, 639; Walt Parrett, 546; Keith Meagor, 690; and Dave W Martinich, 616.

The 69th Butte Women's Bowling Tournament saw Ruth McGinnis win the handicapped singles event with a scratch score of 427, plus a 206 handicap for a total of 633.

Raylene Shaffer and Brenda Rathbun won the handicapped doubles event with Shaffer's scratch score of 631 and Rathbun's scratch score of 645 for a total of 1,276. Since their averages did not allow for a handicap, they won this event with only their scratch scores.

The handicapped team event was won by The Man-Eaters team with a score of 2,506. Team members were Carolyn Parrow, 547; Debbie Martinich, 546; Raylene Shaffer, 588; and Brenda Rathbun, 657.

The two tournaments together had 54 teams (seven more than last year), 106 doubles, 212 singles, and 149 all-events entrants. Rich said association president Walt Parrett had much to do with the entry boosts.