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Gentlemen of the Builders Tee Club:
 January 10, 2019



We are only one week into the new year and compromise over a “ wall”  between our elected officials seems distant. I hope they can figure this out soon and get back to governing.

I can’t remember when the BTC had 2 weeks off in a row. Let’s get back to work gentlemen!

It seems that Justin Kamper has a protégé down in Florida. Almost to the day another bowler accomplished a similar feat. The BTC (Gary Foster) received a letter and news article from Jack McGuire  about a bowler down there who had a 270, 298, and 300 game. Thanks Jack, I will pass on the article. Lightning strikes twice in two states!

A sign this is a small world after all, Tuesday at the bowling alley, while bowling together and talking, Jerry Junkas and Gene Banas discovered that 50 years ago they were in basic training, Echo Company (ES1), at Fort Campbell, Kentucky together, but did not know each other! Good thing because they may have shot each other! Lol.

Also, Val Sarli is introducing a new event for the bowling league, a Mini Calcutta. Details are later in the newsletter. Hopefully, there will be great interest in this event throughout the Club. See Val Sarli with any questions. (CLICK HERE for the Mini Bowling Calcutta form).

 On the courts of blue my compadres Charlie Dinolfo, Al Baldermann, and Bob Schaefer kept me running in every direction possible. Thanks for the workout!

 January BTC Birthdays:

Don Berry, Wayne Hutchinson, Dick Kamin, Dave Kappel, Jim McDermott, Ron Miller, Jim Reichenberger, Dennis Samoska Jr., William Sawyer, William Shaw, Joe Stein, David Sullivan, Mike Tomkins, Robert Welsch, Joseph Wilda, and Andy Zilis!

Enjoy your month gentlemen, maybe someone will buy you a drink!



   Your Secretary

Kevin Bewley





January 15, 2019 - Annual Meeting Dinner - 6:30 pm. - Silver Lake Country Club.


January 31, 2019 - 2019 annual dues must be paid.




The dues notice has been mailed out to every member and a copy of the dues notice is attached at the end of the newsletter and will be a part of each newsletter through January 2019.  (CLICK HERE for the dues form. Fill it out from your PC then print it to mail).


I would like to remind everyone that your 2019 BTC membership fees are due by January 31, 2019. The dues are $200.  For members who have been in the club 25 years and are 65 or older the rate is $120.

Pursuant to the Bi-Laws a late fee of $20 will be charged for payments made after January 31, 2019. Please help us out by paying on time!


Due to the rising costs of printing the Roster Book we are increasing the Roster Book ads to $125 (Full Page) and $75 (Half Page). Roster Book ads can be paid with submission of the membership dues and any changes from prior year’s ads should be included with payment. We truly value and appreciate our sponsors of the Roster Book and always strongly suggest you refer to the sponsors if you need any services first in the future.


Gentlemen, When sending in your 2019 Annual dues check PLEASE send along a completed and legible Annual Dues Notice Form with your check. I have received several checks with no form. We need completed forms for the Roster Book.  (CLICK HERE for the dues form. Fill it out from your PC then print it to mail)


Thank You,

Treasurer Gary Foster 


Mail To Treasurer:     Gary Foster

                                      5543 W. 174th St.

                                      Tinley Park, IL. 60477



SOMETHING NEW FOR OUR MEMBERS - We are going to put a video, etc. on the web site, that's "in the news" or good for you (Click Here).  Here's also the bonus link, to help get your golf game in shape for next season.  If anyone has photos or videos to share, of our Club in action, please email them to If your screen ever displays out-dated information, try to Refresh your PC first (F5 key).  The website has recently been updated to be more "mobile-device friendly".  Try visiting us from your tablet or smart phone, and send us your feedback.

Also, remember to check the "Other/Fleamarket" page for golf-related equipment for sale & upcoming golf events from our members.  Advertising here is FREE, for members only.  Click HERE for more bowling statsClick HERE for current golf handicaps & Full Season Golf Schedule Last year's financial report as presented by Tom Ollenburger (click here).   Click Here to sign up  for Rained-Out text messages (click here for instructions).




TENNIS NEWS – Al Baldermann



13 players.  Everyone was tired and sore, therefore, the matches must have been pretty good.


After tennis, 10 of us went to Doc’s for BBQ.  The food was just OK; however, the conversation was great.



Court 1

Cleary                       20/28

Rollins                      14/28

Schiera                     12/28

Abramowicz              10/28


Court 2

Anderson                  13/24

Ganz                         13/24

Bybee                       10/20

Schroeder                 12/24

Sutko                          9/20


Court 3

Bewley                     16/24

DiNolfo                     12/24

Schaefer                   11/24

Baldermann                9/24





Congratulations to Oak Forest Bowl for winning the first half in the "A" division. They had and kept the lead from the start. The position round is next Tuesday. There are still four teams with a possibility of winning the "B" division. Beggar's Pizza 2 has the best chance with a four point lead. The top series this week was by Teddy Ruthenberg with a 726 (267 game). Craig O'Reilly  shot a 721 series. And Jason Wojnar almost made 700 with a 698. Gary Foster had the best game with a 287. Randy Smith scored a 269 game. I haven't mentioned it lately; but half of the teams still haven't paid the sponsor fees.   


John Delano - Bowling Secretary 




HANDICAP              Game 1 Eberling 270               Foster & Ruthenberg 265

                                 Game 2 Smith 287                  Slusarczyk 273

                                 Game 3 Foster 314                  Ruthenberg 267


BLIND DOUBLES Kent/Switak 519         Kamper/Bat 504          Jim Eppolito/Tomkins 497


DOUBLES                Game 1 Eberling/O'Reilly 507            Foster/Krug 506

                                 Game 2 Smith/Kamper 541                Slusarczyk/Kent 540

                                 Game 3 Foster/Ollenburger 564         Foster/Kamper 562


TEAM GAME           Dan's Lock & Key 1154


MYSTERY               Game 1 Carryover

                                 Game 2 Ollenburger 210


CLEAN FRAMES  Klonowski & Wojnar 22F                     O'Reilly 19R


SCRATCH               Game 1 Ruthenberg 265                     Wojnar 257

                                 Game 2 Wojnar 247                            O'Reilly 246

                                 Game 3 Foster 287                              Ruthenberg 267


SCRATCH SERIES            Ruthenberg 726                      O'Reilly 721


SERIES DOUBLES            O'Reilly/Stein 1344                 Wojnar/Ollenburger 1333


SURVIVOR                         Kamper 239                            O'Reilly 238




6 Oak Forest Bowl 52 18   16 Beggars Pizza #2 43 27
8 Bluebird Lanes 39 31   10 Galassi S & S 39 31
1 Team Jenner 39 31   15 Mardi Gras Lanes 39 31
2 H & R Johnson 38 32   14 Beggar's Pizza 38 32
4 Bright Metals 34 36   13 Burr Oak Bowl 36 34
3 Beggar's OFK 30 40   9 Team Melfi 29 41
5 Dans Lock&Key 26  44   12 Van Henkelum 26 44
7 Tri Star 22 48   11 Mama Vesuvio's 26 44


Lane assignments for 1/15/19 (Position Round)


17-18    19-20    21-22    23-24    25-26    27-28    29-30    31-32

12-11      5-7      16-10      6-8      15-14      1-2       13-9       4-3