The wait is over for John Szczerbinski of North Tonawanda. He’s won the Regular All-Events title at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, which have been taking place over the last 125 days in Reno, Nev.
Szczerbinski finished with a 2,228 total to capture the title.
“It has been a long wait filled with ups and downs, but to have my score hold up is a pretty tremendous feeling,” said Szczerbinski, who had 789 in singles, 777 in team and 662 in doubles. “Not a lot of people get to win an eagle, especially at such a young age, so it’s really special.”
Szczerbinski, 25, almost won the Regular Singles title as well. His score held up for about two months when it was topped by Zeke Bayt of Westerville, Ohio. Bayt finished with a 795 total.
“I feel phenomenal,” said Bayt, who added 647 in team and 611 in doubles for a 2,053 all-events total. “This is the biggest thing I’ve ever done. I think surreal is the best word to describe it. I still almost don’t believe it happened.”