Russ Michaud hit double digits with his 278-203 championship match victory over Bill Tessier at East Providence Lanes over the weekend. His 10th title also earned him another accomplishment which is winning in five decades. He joins Barry Warshafsky as the only two who have been consistently competitive throughout their careers to win an open tournament in that many different decades. The 58 year-old won his first tournament in 1978 at 21. In East Providence, he won $1,500 plus a paid entry into the Brunswick Tournament of Champions.
Russ’ Champion’s Message:
I’d like to thank my family and friends who always have wished me the best. Big Shout out to Ebonite for allowing me to represent TRACK bowling and providing me with fantastic support and products. Joe Farley, Tom Laskow for all your help and Rich Hanson for letting me be a part of a great team. Lastly, NEBA organization for running the best scratch tournament in the country. In this day and age when everyone is looking for something to bowl we are so fortunate to have this great organization. Keep up the great work!