Professional Bowlers Tournament is hosted in Clermont County by Cherry Grove Lanes

Professional bowling visited Clermont County for a weekend of tournament action at Cherry Grove Lanes.

The Professional Bowlers Association’s (PBA) prestigious Central Region Storm Products/Beechmont Toyota Open took place July 10-12.

A total of 90 bowlers from seven states (Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Virginia) competed in this tournament in which the champion, Carleton Chambers of Detroit, earned $2,700 in prize money. In his 17 games, Chambers knocked down a total of 3,554 pins for a 209 average.

“The regional has been here quite a few years,” said Bobby Jakel of Chicago, the regional tournament manager. “This is actually a condensed national tournament. Cincinnati is a tremendous bowling site.”