Peter Labella Jr. knocked over 813 pins scratch to storm into the opening-round lead of Jim Elliott’s 46th New Year Singles Classic over the weekend at Rab’s Country Lanes.
Bowlers took the lanes in the tournament for the first time in two years as the pandemic canceled last year’s event.
Right behind Labella is Steve Soos, the 2020 tourney champ, who felled 812 pins, including a perfect game.
Michael McNichol (790) rounds out the top 3.
George Cretella, the all-time New Year Singles Classic champ with six crowns, finds himself in the top eight with a 726 pinfall.
Alby Pezzello, who is positioned right above Cretella with a 735 set, also fired a 300.
Qualifying continues on Jan. 15 and concludes on Jan. 16. Squad times are set for 1 and 2:30 p.m. each day. The finals are set for Jan. 22.
The standings after the first weekend of qualifying
Bowler Net Hdcp Gross
- Pete Labella Jr. 813 0 813
- Steve Soos 812 0 812
- Michael McNichol 790 0 790
- Najee Mayers 768 0 768
- Dan Dunleavy 743 0 743
- Alby Pezzello 735 0 735
- George Cretella 726 0 726
- Russell Moran 617 84 701
***Cut for Non squad leaders scores not seeded is 718
300 GAMES: Steve Soos and Alby Pezello
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