Gary Gordon (813) 838-6870
Tournament Director

Champion Profiles

Cory Misura

Cory Misura (St. Petersburg, FL) AMF University Open Championship - Elite Division

#9 ranked Cory Misura makes it a hatrick with his 3rd Elite Bowlers Tour title!  Shooting an impressive 5-game 1215 and a 299 game to boot, Misura locked himself into the 2018 COTY with an exempt entry fee.  Starting out the gate witha 256, he just never looked back at the field with a comfortable lead of 145 pins, he basically had an entire game to spare under his belt!  He looks to dethrone the current defending COTY champion this year.  Can he do it?  Time will tell!  Congratulations!!!

Karl Critchlow

Karl Critchlow (Tampa, FL) AMF University Open Championship - Classic Division

#2 ranked Karl Critchlow shows why perserverance is the key to winning!  This is Critchlow's first title coming so close in the past.  But not today said the veteran bowler who defeated 2nd place by ONE FREAKING PIN!!!!  With a score of 999, it was the one pin he needed to take home the title.  It doesn't matter if you win by an inch or a mile, a win is a win and Karl has now earned an exempt entry into the 2018 COTY where he looks to unseat the defending champion!  Congratulations on your outstanding bowling!

Elite Bowlers Tour Past Champions

*****10 Time Champions (1)*****

Chris Polizzi (2015 & 2016 COTY Champion)


8 Time Champions (1)

Brett Childress


7 Time Champions (0)


6 Time Champions (1)

Jarrod McComas (2010 & 2011 COTY Champion)


5 Time Champions (2)

Antonio Brooks, Jason Mahr


4 Time Champions (2)

Thomas Bosquez, Jr. (2017 COTY Champion),  Catherine Sargent (2013 COTY Champion)


3 Time Champions (7)

Milan Guerrero, Joey Mondeau, Jr., Cory Misura, Brandi Pena (2017 COTY Champion), Terrance Reeves, Doug Ribelin, Danny Wynn


2 Time Champions (29)

Troy Abe (2012 COTY Champion), Daryl Bonds, Joe Brannon, Russ Calabrese, Anthony Caso, Alison Cassel, Jean Cheshier, Wayne Dalton, Alexis Dombrowski, Tri Duong, James Gibbs (2013 COTY Champion), Hugh Hall, Joseph Heinke, Larry Hofacker, Kevin Hoeppner (2011 COTY Champion), Hal Kee, Armanda Kelly, Scot Leighly, Tracy McCoy, Ken McMaster, Dustin Ochoa, Sean Riccardi, Arthur Rosian, Tyler Selmont, Khaleel Thomas, Matthew Thomaskovich, Randy Whitehead, Walter Ray Williams, Jr. (2014 COTY Champion), Jason Zook

Champions (67)

Daniel Aponte, Jonathan Appleton, Cristian Azcona, James Babson, Danny Battles, Rich Bavilacqua, Michael Beal, Hayley Beavis, John Bell, James Brady, Cynthia Brice (2015 COTY Champion), Matt Burthay, Jose Carrillo, Chris Casale, Braulio Castillo, Colin Champion, Jim Cheshier, Brenton Christy, Ken Combs (2014 COTY Champion), Karl Critchlow, Don Daugherty, Wilfredo Figueroa, Dale Franklin, Gary Gordon, Jake Hallwas, Richard Hazelmyer, Jeffrey Heath, Dan Holdridge, Brandon Hott, Brian Huther, Steve Imhoff (2016 COTY Champion), Seth Jorden, Jason Keith, Adam Kilpatrick, Shawn Knowles, John Martin, Wade McCullum, Teresa McGee, Earl McNeil, Ralph McNeil, Joshua Mitchell, Joey Mondeau, Sr., Matthew Montgomery, Frank Notar, Bill Noyes, Jason Orr, David O'Sullivan, Eric Otero, Jacob Paavilainen, Jeff Pennell, Vernon Peterson, Clarence Pinckney, Derek Rosenberry, Lucy Sandelin, Austin Sargent, Jeff Sherwood, Donna Shoen, Andrew Shultz, Brandon Sweeney, Dave Tessman, Lawrence Thomas, Pat Trudeau, Willie Vargas, Clarence Walker, Shay Weeks, Richard Wilt, Jordan Yancy

Championship Shirt Colors (Design may vary by season)

1st Championship Shirt:      Choice of either Blue  /  Purple  /  Orange  /  Pink

2nd Championship Shirt:     Green  

3rd Championship Shirt:      Yellow

4th Championship Shirt:      Gray

5th Championship Shirt:      Red

6th Championship Shirt:      White

7th Championship Shirt:      Black

800 Series Club

Barbara Martin - 824 series 02/07/2010, John Griffin - 811 Series 04/18/2010, Chris Polizzi - 816 Series 07/31/2016, Cristian Azcona - 802 Series 03/25/2018

300 Game Club

Eugene Ramsay 07/12/2009, Andrew Shultz 08/30/2009, Luis Padilla 01/17/2010, James McEachern 02/07/2010, Steve Ragan 04/10/2011, Chris Polizzi 07/31/2016, Cristian Azcona 01/28/2018