Russell, Oliver, Lofft attack 10-pin record book at Prime Time

Records are made to be broken.

Two long time tenpin records fell at Prime Time Bowl by the same three bowlers. The first to go from the top spot was the three-man team, one game record of 793 held by Stacey Hunter, Kevin de Long and Kevin Picott. With a near perfect 299 by William Russell leading the way, an 815 was recorded with Art Oliver contributing a 269 and Jeff Lofft counting 247.

Earlier in the night, they surpassed the 793 with a 795 on games of 247, 269 and 279.

When the night was over, they also beat the three-man team four game record of 2,801 set by Lionel Lewis, Bob Gray and Greg Legge by a staggering 137 pins for a 2,938 total. Russell was again tops at 1025 (247, 220, 299, 259), followed by Lofft’s 960 (279, 218, 247, 216) and Oliver’s 954 (269, 192, 269, 224).

Lewis is holding a one-pin advantage over Oliver for high average, 236 to 235.

Oliver and Lofft also made headlines earlier. Oliver tallied his third 300 of the season as games of 300, 226, 229 and 193 gave him a 941 set.

Lofft tallied his first perfect game in a set of 175, 228 and 300 for a 703 triple. Oliver is now tied with Rowe, Troy Demers and Aaron Bouchard with eight perfect games.

At Skyway Lanes, Jamie Gamble started slow with 189 and 184 before finding the mark with a 299 game, leaving a four pin. Mike Scargall, 17, a 170 average kegler at Star Lanes started with a 299, leaving a six pin, before rolling 136 and 148.

Back at Skyway, Bill Lishinksi had a 726 (266, 225, 235), Dennis Goodburn rolled 708 (216, 213, 279) and Jim Margueratt tossed a 234 single.

In Tenpin Trivia, Hamilton’s highest stepladder series is 257, 258, and 259 by Mark Jackson. The highest triplicate is 223 by Klasu Herchenroder.