Senior bowlers from throughout the state assembled at the Lihu‘e Lanes for a two day singles 100 percent handicap tournament on June 12. There were four divisions separated by averages. Awards were given to the top four men and women in each division. Kaua‘i received 21 of the possible 32 possible awards.
The outstanding male/female bowlers were Kaua‘i bowlers Bernie Wise, Cathy Fernandez and Mercy Remata. A koa bowl was donated and personally presented by Mayor Bryan Baptiste.
The six game winners from each division are: (K=Kaua‘i, O=O‘ahu, M=Maui, H=Hilo, KO=Kona).
Masters men (Avg. 169-200): Bernie Wise (K)-1272, Vic Pezario (K)-1261, Nillo Matias (K)-1217 and Paul Miyamoto (K)-1209.
Masters women (Avg. 150-200): Evelyn Lum (K)-1252, Dolly Yaris (K)-1246, Flora Kahaunaele (K)-1206 and Marge Kinney (K)-1191.
Division A men (Avg. 160-168): Herman Fabian (K)-1255, Clifford Lee (K)-1242, James Fune (K)-1196 and James Cuaresma (K)-1186.
Division A women (Avg. 144-149): Mercy Remata (K)-1255, Janet Maeda (KO)-1200, Irene Izumi (KO)-1195 and Helen Izumo (H)-1170
Division B men (Avg. 149-159): Joe Calica (H)-1269, Edward Alakai (O)-1244, Sonny Gerardo (K)-1211 and James Enrigques (M)-1208.
Division B women (Avg. 135-143): Cathy Fernandez (K)-1255, Juanita Nelson (KO)-1232, Maggie Palafox (K)-1221 and Clara Napierala (O)-1208.
Division C men (Avg. 100-148): Ben Callejo (K)-1258, Edward Keoho Sr. (K)-1244, Ernest Domingo (K)-1240 and Joe Hashimoto (K)-1234.
Division C women (Avg. 100-134): Mary Pacol (O)-1251, Rosa Enriques (M)-1213, Myrtle Napoleon (K)-1211 and tied Sarah Hanson (K)/Danette Lee (K)-1186.
Kaua‘i’s Annie Javelina was given special recognition as being the oldest bowler in the tournament at 85 years young.
The tournament was sponsored by the Kaua‘i senior bowlers with the assistance of Marilyn Wong from the Recreation Agency of the Kaua‘i Office of Community Assistance.