Kenny Calkins, III, 32 of Des Moines, Iowa is no longer searching for his first Regional PBA title this year. Sunday, September 2 he earned the honor of 1st Place in the Illinois Valley Midwest Classic at Illinois Valley Super Bowl. Calkins captured the title and earned $2,000 for his efforts by averaging 219.13 over 16 games. He finished the Qualifying Round in 11th place while averaging 220.86 over 7 games. In 5 games in the Round Robin he moved up to 5th place with a 213.42 average over 12 games. He moved up to 4th place in the Round Robin position round providing him the opportunity to compete in the Stepladder Rounds. Kenny beat Nate Stubler (4th Place - $650.00) 221-214 in the first Stepladder Round. He then beat defending champion AJ Johnson (3rd Place - $800) 236 - 228 in the semi-finals. He notched the title by beating Sean Rash (2nd Place ($1,100) in the title match 254 - 214. There were participants from 9 states.
Winners of the youth Pro Am Tournament held Saturday, September 1, 2018 were: 12 and over division - 1st Place Landen Miller, 2nd Place Matt Jacobson and 11 and under division - 1st Place Kaitlyn Miller.
Tournament sponsors include: La Salle State Bank, City of Peru, Ebonite, Classic Products, Toedter Oil, Western Bowling Proprietors Insurance, U.S. House of Representatives Congressman Adam Kinzinger, Illinois State Senator Sue Rezin, Illinois House of Representatives Member Jerry Long, Fran Szott Flooring, Walmart Distribution Center and Spring Creek Golf Course.