Smith captures 2020 Clash Title

Fran Smith, 2020 Clash of Champions Champion with Rab's Country Lanes Proprietor and SIUSBC Past President Frank Wilkinson and Runner-up William Courtney

In annual tradition, the 2020 Staten Island USBC Clash of Champions kicked off the 72nd Annual Women’s & 15th Annual Men’s Championship Tournament at Rab’s Country Lanes on Saturday February 15, 2020.

Youth and Adult All Events Champions from the 2018-2019 season were invited to compete in the Annual Clash of Champions.

The field*: Youth Champions Sean Brady, William Courtney, and Hannah Guevarra, and Adult Champions Kelly Schropp, Fran Smith, and John Venosa.

  • Youth Champion Lauren Ruth Sarreal along with Adult Champion Kevin Rourke were unable to compete in the event.

On the line: The title, the Chuck Curiazza Memorial Trophy, a $250 prize, scholarship awarded to youth, and of course bragging rights.

Round 1: scratch (handicap) score included
William Courtney 231 (256) defeated Hannah Guevarra 192 (253) and Sean Brady 144 (223), in a close match forcing William to double in the tenth frame to best Hannah by 3 pins.

Fran Smith 170 (208) defeated Kelly Schropp 202 (206) and John Venosa 170 (190).

Winner of each match advanced to the title match, to feature the youth vs. adult match.

In the finale, Fran rolled a 196 (234) game to beat out William 194 (219).

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