Ward gets his night going in perfect fashion at Prime Time


Rob Ward has his second perfect game, tossing a 300 at Prime Time Bowl. He started the night with his ace, followed it with a 190 and a 202 for a 692 triple.

Ward posted his first perfect game last May, also at Prime Time, which has seen 18 perfect games in its short existence. Tops is Skyway Lanes with its 91. Hamilton Mountain Bowl is next at 69 and Burlington Bowl has 39.

Todd Downey and Conrad Merkir both started with nine strikes as Downey hit 277 Merkir 274. Fern Anderson dealt a 182 all-spare game and Lionel Lewis had a 200. Lewis still holds high average over Art Oliver, 236 to 235, threatening Bill Rowe’s record of 233.

At Hamilton Mountain Bowl, Kevin Phillippo started with 10 strikes for a 288 game. Downey scored a 278, Ray Sakalas 274, Brian Lynch 269, Jack Luke, John Olejar and Bill Hicks 268, Tom “Mr.T.” Johnston 267 and 247, Ray Beitz 258 and Ron Smith and Conrad Merkir 247.

The top effort was E.J. Celani’s 771 on games of 224, 268 & 279.

At Skyway Lanes, just after Brenda Herchenroder smashed a 245 (602 triple), hubby Nobby blasted a 266 (674). Tim Easlick tallied a 654 (235), Chuck Ellis 645 (247), Kevin Garnett 245 and Mike Ellis 240.

For the ladies, Kathy Simpson plus 91 at 246, Debbie Roketta plus 70 at 215 and Aline Young had her first 500 of the season.

In junior play, Nick Murphy, 18, rolled a 704 and Tim Johnston, 15, scored 606 with a 240 single.

As stated here previously on Hamilton Scores, the oldest bowler in the United States is Bill Hargrove, 105 of Atlanta. An update on him shows he started bowling in 1924, and played trumpet with the Glenn Miller Orchestra when they visited Atlanta in the 1940s. When he was 101, his doubles partner, Art Shaffer was 103 for a total age of 204.

In Hamilton tenpin trivia, John Strowger went from 145 to 290, Sam Daleo 147 to 297 and Ryan Morgan 134 to 299.