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Kennewick bowler tops Central Wash. Open field at Sunnyside alley

Kennewick's Jeff Britton bested the field at a Central Washington Open competition staged at Sunnyside's Valley Lanes this past Sunday.

The monthly competitions are open to scratch bowlers from throughout Central Washington, most of whom average at least 190 in league play.

Britton, who tallied a tourney-best 2,232 pins in the 10 games he bowled, earned a $530 pay day for his efforts.

Runner-up honors went to Rob Cline of Spokane, who netted a total pinfall of 2,194. He collected $380 for his second-place finish.

Valley Lanes owner Rob Rice, a PBA regional professional, was one of only two Yakima Valley bowlers to cash in Sunday's tourney. Rice managed a fifth-place finish, earning a $200 paycheck in the process.

In the six qualifying games, Rice turned in efforts of 212-188-166-210-195-192. In the four trophy round games, he had performances of 165-248-192-218.

The other bowler from the Yakima Valley to cash in Sunday's tournament was Yakima's Harry Mickelson. He placed 10th overall and collected $135.

Also competing in Sunday's Central Washington Open competition were eight bowlers from the Lower Valley area, although none of them cashed. They included Brandon Rice, 22nd place (176-195-179-201-174-166); Christie Cromwell, 24th place (160-201-163-183-207-161); Jon Cox Jr., 27th place (174-222-176-143-175-177); Tanner Schaneman, 28th place (152-192-143-216-174-188); Denis Cavin, 31st place (135-166-180-213-172-191); Rob Colley, 33rd place (183-205-160-163-179-163); Derek Colley, 47th place (155-153-208-163-140-158); and Stacee Isaac, 48th place (156-189-174-148-159-147).

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