“Champs” Engagement Suits Grijalva Just Fine – Tennelle Grijalva
BRIDE-TO-BE TENNELLE Grijalva displayed no prewedding jitters at all while setting the women’s target score for the 40th annual Chicago Sun-Times/BPA Beat the Champs contest in December. The 2000 U.S. Open champ demolished every women’s BTC record imaginable on her way to an all-time high 758 series, including high game (276), consecutive strikes (26), and consecutive clean frames (30).
Grijalva, who bested a credible 678 men’s target score posted by Open cochampion Robert Smith, walked down the aisle four days after taping the broadcast, which aired Christmas day on Fox Sports Chicago. Beat the Champs raised nearly $60,000 from 37,095 league bowlers in 1999, bringing the total funds raised for Chicagoland charities during the event’s first 39 years to $2,231,586.58.
While the Chicagoland BPA hadn’t finished tallying its entries for the 40th edition at presstime, executive director Bill Duff was confident that, given recent format changes that encourage full league participation, a record number of bowlers (approaching 40,000) would qualify to compete for the two Ford Focus autos offered as grand prizes.
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