Hamilton’s Lambert pockets $25,000 in U.S. 10-pin tourney

Hamilton’s George Lambert IV finished third at the recent United States Bowling Congress Masters Tenpin Tournament in Milwaukee Wisconsin.

Lambert, 26, was the second seed in the tournament after qualifying with a 212 average. He lost to Doug Kent, 246-190, after Kent rolled six straight strikes. Kent went up against Lambert after beating Tommy Jones in a one-ball rolloff after they tied at 248.

Lambert said his match was “an experience of a lifetime.”

Kent won the title and the $100,000 top prize, with a 277-230 upset of top seed Jack Jurek.

Lambert, a second year student at Wichita State University, earned $25,000. The Hamilton native is a two-time Canadian champion, Canadian Bowler of the Year and a Team Canada member since 2001. After his match, he was on the road for the 10-hour drive back to Wichita as he had classes the next day.

Locally, Lambert had a 225 average and an 815 triple in his last year as a junior bowler.