RICHLAND - Sunnyside's father and son duo of Rob and Brandon Rice managed an 11th place finish at last Sunday's Central Washington Open doubles competition, staged at Richland's Atomic Bowl.
A total of 47 two-person teams competed in the bowling tournament. Central Washington Open competitions are normally reserved for bowlers who average at least 190 in league play.
Of the 47 entries, the top 15 earned paychecks. The Rice's garnered a pay day of $240.
The top finishing team, Rob Cline and Mike Hanson of Spokane, received $940.
In the six-game qualifying block, the Rice's tallied a total pinfall of 2607, 13th best from the 47-team field. The top 14 teams advanced from the preliminary round to the four-game finals.
The elder of the father-son duo, Rob Rice, had games of 236-235-236-202-217-235 in the qualifying round. The younger Rice, a Sunnyside native who is actually a resident of Prosser now, rolled qualifying round games of 221-159-202-231-204-229.
In the four trophy round games, the Sunnyside duo won one of the four head-to-head match-ups. Each victory in the four-game finals brought with it 30 bonus pins to each team's total pinfall. The Rice's averaged 429, or 214.5 a man, for each of the four trophy round games.
Runners-up last Sunday were Derek Lehman and Roger Lehman of Richland. The second-place finish netted them a pay day of $700. A Couer d'Alene pair, Dennis and David Barnes, finished third and received $500.
Besides the Rice's, there were five other teams from the Sunnyside area entered in Sunday's Central Washington Open doubles competition. They included:
...25th place - Derek Colley (213-206-179-236-182-226) and Charles Jacobs (181-223-225-206-186-258);
...26th place - Rob Colley (223-262-192-170-216-174) and Chris Guy (197-207-233-187-227-181);
...29th place - Joseph Contreras (178-209-224-235-189-210) and Quincy Wallahee (290-151-203-192-176-162);
...32nd place - Tanner Schaneman (147-213-278-227-206-211) and Stacee Isaac (171-171-213-181-173-195);
...45th place - Jamie Corbus (191-169-188-126-130-201) and David Conradt (234-203-158-202-162-183).