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Jim Zima bowling column: Vang family battles in Asian 3-Man Tour

12:55 AM, Apr. 9, 2013  |  Comments
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The Asian 3-Man Tour at Riviera Lanes is an Asian melting pot and a family affair - the Vang family that battled each other for the league title.

The league, started four years ago by James Feng and Steve Lor, is a league for men of Asian descent.

It includes nine three-man teams whose ancestry is either Hmong, Laotian or Chinese. Most of the league members were born in this county but some of the older ones immigrated here.

Feng, the only Chinese in the league, is the president and treasurer and Lor is the secretary.

The league recently concluded its fourth season, and Lor said he expects to add three teams for next season. Feng said he hopes the league grows more over the years as people who substitute in the league form regular teams.

The Two And A Half Men team of Ka, Tom and Arry Vang won this season's championship by beating the Funky Fresh team of Dale and Alvin Vang and Dhoua Lor in the best-of-three title match.

Ka and Tom Vang are brothers and Aary Vang is a cousin. Dale and Alvin Vang are brothers and cousins to the other Vangs, according to Steve Lor.

Lee Xiong was the league's most improved bowler and shot the only 300 game, his first, this season. Xiong averaged 144 last season and raised his average to 188 this season.

Feng posted the high scratch series, 791.

Feng won the league average title with a 229.89. Steve Lor was second with 218.06, followed by Jack Siharaj with 217.87, Sai Lor with 207.50 and Tom Vang with 206.95.

Many of the league's bowlers compete in other leagues besides the Asian 3-Man Tour.

Top 64/32 Tournament: The season-ending Top 64/32 tournament will be held May 6 at the Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley.

The top 64 men and 32 women who file entries will be invited to participate. Both the men's and women's division will be a two-game, total pins single-elimination tournament.

The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley is taking entries until April 27. The field then will be chosen based on bowlers' average as of April 15.

Entry blanks are available at Ashwaubenon and will be available at other bowling centers later this month.

Women's meeting: The Green Bay Area USBC Women's Bowling Association will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at Willow Creek Lanes.

Two members of the six-member board of directors, Michelle Bartoletti and Sandra Klimek, are up for re-election as is the sergeant at arms, Lenore Olsen.

Ball and Chain: The Keglers Ball and Chain Couples, organized in 1997 by Lynn and Jeff Timm and now competing at the Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley, has been disbanded.

When the Keglers Klub closed, the league moved to Century Lanes in De Pere for a couple of years before relocating to Ashwaubenon.

Lynn, on her Facebook page, said she and Jeff decided to hang it up but couldn't find anybody to take over running the league.

The league started with four teams and had 14 teams for 2011-12 before dropping to eight for this season.

Ashwaubenon manager Dave LaBar said the lanes will try to reorganize the league but only one of the eight teams indicated it wants to return next season.

Door note: Reggie Baudhuin's recent 822 in the Apple Valley Wednesday Night Washouts was his first 800 and the third-best series in the Door County Bowling Association history. It trails only Scott Voeks' 825 and John Heimbecker's 824.

Long time coming: Ray Lemmen, president of the Green Bay-Bay Area USBC Bowling Association, got his first 300 game in 1988. Now, 25 years later, Lemmen recorded his second last Wednesday in the Green Bay Major at Willow Creek Lanes.

Highlight: Jules DeMuth, Willow Creek Bellevue Strikers, earned a triplicate patch with three games of 179. ? John Angst, Riviera Golden Guys, picked the back row 8-9-10 split.

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