The NW Senior Tour Highway 99 Open champion for 2018 is Shawn Copeland. This was Shawn's 2nd NWST title and he made it look easy. After qualifying second he made a couple of changes for match play and destroyed the rest of the finalists. His 4 match play wins with games of 245, 259, 256 and 257 gave him the championship with a 172 pin margin.
Winning 3 of 4 matches, Ron Martinson grabbed second place after qualifying 10th. Qualifying leader Steve Michaliszyn had to settle for 3rd. Jon Gustafson and John West rounded out the top 5 with a tie for 4th.
Special thanks go out to Lori and Mark Pearl for providing a special bowling center for the competition. Thank you also to Adam Ishman and Hammer Bowling for supporting senior bowling in the Northwest.
The NW Senior Tour takes a five week break before resuming tournament play January 20 at Husted's Hazel Dell Lanes in Vancouver, USA.