Gutter Ball 25: Tony Schilmiller claims third championship

  • May 20, 2019
  • outreach
  • Nonfeature News Story
  • By John Froehlich; Images by Igor Houwat

Last Friday, the City Limits Bowling Center, was invaded by enthusiastic, and sometimes rowdy, Gutter Ball 25 bowlers attempting to win the ultimate prize of being crowned the ‘Gutter Ball 25 Champion”! 

Over 100 bowlers - from many different departments and labs - attended the event. (Check out the event pictures here)

Gutter Ball participants

The evening saw many twist and turns but after the last gutter ball was thrown and all potential challengers were vanquished, only one bowler survived the ‘Game of Thrones’-level struggle to win this prestigious event: Dr. Tony Schilmiller (Assistant Core Manager of the Mass Spec Facility). He's seen here, second from right.

Tony Schilmiller

It should be noted that Tony has been a previous winner of the Gutter Ball (2015 and 2016) but winning ‘Gutter Ball 25’ is indeed a special honor and will only add to Tony’s already considerable list of accomplishments!

Everyone looked sharp in their in official Gutter Ball bowling shirts (thanks to Linda Danhof’s efforts and compliments of a ThermoFisher shirt donation).

Group of participants

Thanks for the shirts Linda (she just got a strike)!

Linda Danhof

There were people of all ages...

Kid bowling

....there was much joy...

Lauren Hansen getting a strike

... and the general feeling was that our loyal bowling combatants have never looked better!

Bowlers

Special mention goes out to Igor Houwat, the official event photographer, who valiantly played a game with one arm in a cast. Now that is truly Spartan Will! Also, special mentions go out to the faculty members who came out and played this year!

Thank you to ALL the bowlers who came out this year and made GUTTER BALL 25 a very, very, special event!

Notable Scores:

  • Tony Schilmiller 180, 185
  • Brian St Aubin 183
  • Connor Bertocci 168
  • John Froehlich 167
  • Judd 165
  • Reid 160
  • Wajid 158
  • Erik Durfee 156,150
  • Jonathan Sakkos 156
  • Lee Alexander 155

Women's Division:

  • Zoe Hansen 149
  • Anne Rea 142
  • Starla Durfee 140
  • Colleen Curry 140
  • Emily Walker 140

Previous Gutter Ball Champs:

  • John Froehlich (2003, 2006)
  • Ken Keegstra (2004, 2007)
  • Jon Glynn (2005)
  • Jackson Gehan (2008)
  • Robin Harris (2009)
  • Katie Cabot (2010)
  • Andy Scollon (2011)
  • Erik Durfee (2012)
  • Matt Oney (2013)
  • Henrik Tjellstrom (2014
  • Tony Schilmiller (2015,2016
  • Eric Young (2017
  • Lee Alexander (2018)
  • Tony Schilmiller (2019)

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