On the evening of October 31, as the last tiny princesses, action heroes and goblins canvassed the streets in search of sweets, 16 costumed contestants gathered at the Burney Bowl for a 40-frame Halloween Tournament.
The tournament was hosted by bowling alley owner Colleen Perry.
Spirits were high as eight two-person teams competed. One vampire bowler, Clarissa McDonald, bowled with her victim Robert Evans whom she had bitten in the neck.
Teams paid a $45 entry fee to enter. Most of the teams won a Pay Day prize. Barb and Ken Hanan won the tournament and were awarded a cash prize of $150. Debby and Trapper Haskell won second prize and Carl and Sharon won third prize. Second and third place winners also received a cash prize.
Eileen Hovis and Kathy Lehman came in a close fourth. “If I only could have gotten that strike!” said Hovis. The she laughed and added quickly, “It’s not about the winning though. It’s all for the fun.”
And a lot of fun it was. There were bowls filled with plenty of candy to go around and Cat-woman Debby Haskell brought a vanilla and chocolate kitty-litter cake served out of a cat box.
“This is the first time I ever scooped out a litter box and put it in my mouth,” said Linda Colvin who came to watch the tournament and cheer the bowlers on. “It was delicious.”
All in all the event was a graveyard smash.