Brian Gunn of Chicago, Illinois captured the trophy and the top cash prize for the PBA Illinois Valley Midwest/Central Open held at Illinois Valley Super Bowl, August 30, 2015. The field included 35 players from ten states and Venezuela, who qualified and bowled in the tournament. Gunn bested Sean Rash 279 - 269 for first place and collected $2,100.00. Rash took home second place and $1,200.00. La Salle - Peru High School Junior Nathan Stubler finished in 5th place and received $860.00 in his SMART college scholarship account.
Saturday, August 29th the pro bowlers participated with amateur bowlers in two tournaments - The Fab 5 and ProAm. Fab 5 teams consist of four amateurs and one professional bowling twelve games of Baker style format. The winning team was Denise and Dean Harper, Jeff Sittler, Rich Dauck and pro Steven Black. The team received $700.00 for their efforts in a field of fifteen teams.
Lee Soule cashed for $100.00 and first place in the adult portion of the ProAm. Youth winners were (12 and over) 1st Place Chris Moore - $80.00 and 2nd Place Shaun DesRocher - $42.00; (11 and under) 1st Place Trenton Acuncius - $80.00 and 2nd Place Veronica Martin - $42.00. Youth cash awards are awarded as scholarship money for college.
Thank you to our wonderful sponsors! We extend our sincere appreciation to our sponsors for helping us bring a regional Pro Tournament to Peru, Illinois. We invite you to support these community-minded organizations - Brunswick., Tower Gaming, NewsTribune, City of Peru, La Salle State Bank, WLPO, WAJK, WLWF, Eureka Savings Bank, Representative Frank Mautino, Senator Sue Rezin, Hometown National Bank, Toedter Oil, Bob's Business, O.J. Stoutner, Garzanelli's Super Club and Midland States Bank.