Match play begins at Obenauer Masters

DEPEW, N.Y. (WIVB) – Match play is off and running at the 52nd annual Obenauer Masters Tournament, with 16 bowlers advancing to the next round in the winner’s bracket Thursday night.

Qualifying leader Mike Johnson (Grand Island) took down defending champ Mike Zarcone in the opening round tonight, winning 593-527.

Other notable scores tonight included former champion Jack Jurek (Lackawanna) defeating Andrew Herbert 677-654. Frank Bellavia, Jr. (Niagara Falls) delivered the top series of the night with a 700 to top Pat Brick.

The round of 16 gets underway Friday night at 6:30pm from AMF Lancaster Lanes in Depew. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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