Six time DPBA pro tour champion, Ron Pelletier of New Bedford, Massachusetts won the prestigious 82nd Annual Frank Barber Eastern Duckpin Classic during the weekends of February 25-26 and March 3-4. Pelletier rolled scores of 948 (games of 129-207-137-143-151-181) and 929 (games of 173-139-135-183-141-158) in his two 6-game blocks to attain the winning score of 1877. Glen Burnie, Maryland's John Deantoniis was 2nd with a score of 1828, and a close 3rd was Baltimore, Maryland's Mark Berends with an 1822 total. Pelletier won $2,000.00, while Deantoniis pocketed $1000.00, and Berends took home $500.00. Lucky Strike Lanes in Mansfield, Connecticut hosted the event that included 95 entries. In the handicap division, Brandon Ganoe rolled a 2077 total for the $300.00 top prize. Finishing 2nd in the handicap section was Pelletier with 2048 for an additional $150.00, and Phil Foreman came in 3rd with a 2021 score for $90.00.
John DePalma of North Chelmsford, Connecticut won the "Over 60" award for best 12-game scratch total with 1650, earning $82.00. Special "out of the money" awards sponsored by the Bowler's Association of Connecticut and Rhode Island Duckpin Proprietor's Association went to Mike Trepanier (for Connecticut) with a 1658 score, and Will Rigney (for Rhode Island) who shot 1654.
Class "B" awards were paid out to bowlers with an average of 132 or less. Phil Foreman won $300.00 for 1st with 1751, Brandon Ganoe rolled 1735 for the 2nd prize of $150.00, and Jack Dansereau won $90.00 for 3rd place with 1705.
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