‘King of the Hill’ bowling

IRON MOUNTAIN – Sixteen bowlers from the Upper Peninsula and Wisconsin participated in the recent Recreation Lanes ‘King of the Hill’ bowling tournament, the first scratch tournament held at Recreation Lanes since 2000.

After four qualifying games, the bowlers were seeded into bracket style match play. Each match consisted of one, single-elimination game. Once down to two bowlers remaining, a final two-game match was held, with the highest total pin ball from the match winning the tournament.

Marquette’s Andrew Virch of Marquette won the event, beating out Lance Ellis of Niagara by a two game score of 387 (206, 181) to 365 (197, 168).

Finishing third and fourth were Al Danz of Escanaba and Matt Kilberg of Ishpeming. Rounding out the field of qualifiers were top qualifier Chris Loonsfoot of Baraga, Glenn Ayotte of Ishpeming, Brian Phillips of Quinnesec, and Tim Lueneburg of Escanaba.