Harvischak wins Warren Challenge

Submitted photo Warren Challenge Tournament Director Ted Snyder, left, presents Robert Harvischak with his trophy for winning Sunday’s Warren Challenge. The finals were held at Champion Lanes.

Staff report

Robert Harvischak won his second Warren Challenge title Sunday at Champion Lanes by rolling 2,005 pins in the round of eight finalists. Harvischak captured his first title in 2015.

Scott Baillie was second with 1,960 pins, while James Nolan had 1,939 pins. Both Baillie and Nolan rolled 300 games on Sunday in the 41st annual Warren Challenge.

Harvischak was fourth after the fourth round of eight rounds of finals. Only 19 pins separated Baillie, Adam Barta and Mark Lias in the top four. Baillie led with 973 pins at the time. Harvischak moved up to second after the fifth round of finals and took the lead for good after the sixth round.

Barta, Saturday’s leader heading into Sunday’s finals, finished fourth with 1,919 pins.

Dean Billings (1,869), Lias (1,808), Greg Martha (1,758) and Rich Speicher (1,554) round up the eight finalists from Sunday’s action.

Barta had a 10-pin lead on Harvischak after Saturday’s third-round action at Cortland Lanes — 4,064 to 4,054. Nolen was third (4,050), while Billings (4,030), Lias (3,884), Speicher (3,883), Baillie (3,827), Martha (3,823), Jim Newbrough (3,760) and Jeff Czerniak (3,736) round out the top 10 from Saturday’s third round.

Warren Challenge Finals

Sunday at Champion Lanes

1. Robert Harvischak 2,005

2. Scott Baillie 1,960

3. James Nolan 1,939

4. Adam Barta 1,919

5. Dean Billings 1,869

6. Mark Lias 1,808

7. Greg Martha 1,758

8. Rich Speicher 1,554


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