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Ed Lojko, Hamburg, wins 10th annual Keystone Classic bowling tournament

Brian Gerner won second and Bobby Heffner placed in third

By From Scott Kreider

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Ed Lojko of Hamburg was victorious in the 10th Annual Keystone Classic bowled at the Keystone Social Club in Hamburg. He rolled games of 173, 220 and 224 for a 617 scratch series coupled with his 3-game handicap of 90 pins to give him a tournament winning total of 707.

Second place went to Brian Gerner with a 696 handicap score, while third place went to Bobby Heffner with a 687 score.

The tournament was run over four days with each competitor choosing one day to bowl their three games. This handicap singles event was based on last year’s highest Keystone average of each bowler. The three-game total plus handicap determined how they placed in the tournament standings.

The Keystone Social Club has a long history of bowling dating back to the 1920s. There are only two lanes and had used pin boys up until 1974 when automatic pinsetters were installed. Only the last four years did the Club start using a lane oiling machine to apply lane conditioner to the lane surface. Previously the lanes were oiled by hand using an insecticide sprayer. The latter method produced 5 perfect 300 games Harry Casper, Dwight Heckman, Scott Kreider and Brian Gerner {2}. Bobby Heffner scored a 300 in January 2015 on the newer application method.

Tournament Director Scott Kreider invites anyone to sign up for next year’s installment of this event which is scheduled for Dec. 6 to 9,