8TH ANNUAL MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT
December 3 & 4, 2016 - Rab's Country Lanes
2009 Champion - Frank Wilkinson
2010 Champion - Jeff Kubasak
2011 Champion - Lou Gaudio, Jr.
2012 Champion - Tim McAuliffe, Jr.
2013 Champion - Tim McAuliffe, Jr
2014 Champion - Sean McAuliffe
2015 Champion - Michael Endress, Jr.
2016 Champion - Anthony Terzakos
UNDEFEATED TERZAKOS CLAIMS MASTERS CROWN
Top local bowlers emerged on Rab’s Country Lanes this weekend to compete for the Island’s most prestigious bowling title.
Anthony Terzakos, 21, became the youngest competitor to claim the Staten Island USBC Masters Championship Tournament title, adding his name to the impressive list of keglers who have captured the title in previous years.
This was Anthony’s first appearance in the event finals after competing in the event for the past three years. Terzakos made his way to the finals undefeated through the Winners Bracket, averaging 195 for the finals, defeating Dan Dunleavy 202 to 183 in the finale. As the winner of the Losers Bracket, Dunleavy would have had to beat Terzakos two times to capture the title.
Tournament Runner-Up, Dunleavy, has appeared in six finals, and finished second twice.
The 8th Annual Staten Island USBC Masters Championship Tournament started yesterday (12/3/16) with qualifying squads. In the qualifying round, bowlers bowled 5 games. The top 8 bowlers advanced to today’s finals. The competition was played on the 2016 USBC Masters Lane Condition.
In the finals, finalists competed in a single game double elimination bracket. Bowlers had the opportunity to lose twice before facing elimination.
As the 2015 Champion, Michael Endress, Jr. was automatically seeded into the Finals.
Standings going into the Finals
1 Ryan Friend 1,141
2 Melissa Kammerer 994
3 Rocky Salemmo 992
4 Dan Dunleavy 975
5 Robert Butler, Jr. 960
6 Anthony Terzakos 941
7 John Canini 935
1 Anthony Terzakos $700
2 Dan Dunleavy $300
3 Michael Endress, Jr. $250
4 Rocky Salemmo $220
5 Ryan Friend $190
6 Robert Butler, Jr. $150
7 Melissa Kammerer $120
8 John Canini $100
All Staten Island USBC Association tournament champions will be honored at the Championship Awards & Hall-of-Fame Dinner Dance to be held May 26, 2017 at LiGreci’s Staaten.
Summary of Finals
Ryan Friend def. John Canini 208 to 137
Michael Endress, Jr. def. Dan Dunleavy 213 to 212
Anthony Terzakos def. Melissa Kammerer 224 to 146
Robert Butler, Jr. def. Rocky Salemmo 174 to 167
Michael Endress. Jr. def. Ryan Friend 198 to 194
Anthony Terzakos def. Robert Butler, Jr. 180 to 170
Dan Dunleavy def. John Canini 225 to 154
Rocky Salemmo def. Melissa Kammerer 213 to 155
Dan Dunleavy def. Robert Butler, Jr. 186 to 168
Rocky Salemmo def. Ryan Friend 224 to 219
Anthony Terzakos def. Michael Endress, Jr. 177 to 170
Dan Dunleavy def. Rocky Salemmo 197 to 179
Dan Dunleavy def. Michael Endress, Jr. 258 to 183
Anthony Terzakos def. Dan Dunleavy 202 to 183