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Veteran bowlers to obtain Malone awards for Occasions-Information Open milestones

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When veteran bowler Bob Montgomery Jr. throws his first ball within the opening spherical of the 59th Occasions-Information Open at Greengarden Lanes on Saturday, he can have completed one thing that just one different individual has completed in the complete historical past of Erie’s most prestigious bowling match.

Previous to Saturday’s second shift, which begins at 1 p.m., match director Dave Hewett shall be presenting Montgomery, 69, with the Buddy Malone Aggressive Spirit Award, a brand new award that honors bowlers who’ve participated in 50 Occasions-Information Opens.

This yr will mark Montgomery’s 51st TN-Open, which equals Malone’s mark of 51. Malone’s, nevertheless, have been consecutive, whereas Montgomery missed one match throughout his years, in 1989.

Malone, 94, is anticipated to be readily available to hitch Hewett in presenting the award to Montgomery.

“I take pleasure in bowling,” was the principle cause Montgomery gave for his longevity mark. “It’s been excellent to me. I’m hoping to make one other 50 tournaments,” he mentioned, laughing.

The factor he likes essentially the most concerning the match is “simply assembly all my buddies that I’ve bowled with endlessly,” he mentioned. “The camaraderie, the tales that fly, simply attending to take part, is fantastic.”

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