After Tuesday’s second day of qualifying in the 56th annual Kenosha News Match Game Bowling Tournament, the Men’s Division was cluttered with former champions.

Three-time champion Ben Betchkal and 2013 champion Billy Harris Jr. remained in the two top spots — both qualified Monday — with scores of 2,041 and 1,988, respectively.

Chris Miletic joined the top three Tuesday at Guttormsen Recreation Center with an eight-game tally of 1,958, followed by Joe Meier at 1,944. Ryan Zagar (1,938), Ryne Greenwood (1,932) and defending champion Kyle Zagar (1,930) all bowled Tuesday and sat in fifth, sixth and seventh place.

Greenwood’s night was highlighted by a 300 game.

Rich Beltoya, who won in 1992, was ninth with 1,862.

In the Women’s Division, Sarah Pobloski moved into the top spot with a pinfall of 1,472 Tuesday, followed by defending champion Jackie Petts, who tallied 1,366 pins in the six-game series. Savanna Gerou was third (1,291), followed by Tracy Beltoya and Stephanie Frost, both with 1,259.

Dave Sjuggerud, who won the Senior Men’s title in 2017, sat atop the leaderboard with 1,928 pins, followed by Perry Hartnell (1,898) and Ed Seliga (1,866).

Sjuggerud closed his night with a 300 game.

Rounding out the top five through two days were Ken Woods (1,852) and Gene Pobloski (1,837).

The Super Senior Men’s Division leader was Sergio Elia, who tallied 1,296 pins Tuesday, followed by 2015 champion Frank Haselwander (1,278), Bob Casarsa (1,277), Lonnie McCrossen (1,259) and Steve Stone (1,244).

Qualifying runs through Friday, with bowling beginning at 6:30 p.m. each day.

The top 16 in the Men’s and Senior Men’s divisions, the top 12 in the Super Senior Men’s Division and the top 10 in the Women’s Division advance to next week’s finals.

For full qualifying scores through Tuesday’s action and today’s lane assignments, see the Scoreboard, Page B4.

Dan Truttschel

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