21 pins give Hamilton couple tenpin title

The husband and wife duo of Josef and Marie Hudacek have won the Hamilton and District Tenpin Bowling Association Annual Mixed Doubles Tournament.

The Walter Avenue North residents used a 1,380 score at Hamilton Mountain Bowl to claim the $400 first prize. Twenty one pins behind were Jim Librock and Dee Gallant with Vic Kaknevicius and Tracy Williams third at 1,356.

Also cashing were Tom Johnston and Wendie Misener, fourth, Russ and Shelley Wright, fifth, Larry and Barbara Lancaster, sixth, and Bryan Norris and Tammy Marchington, seventh. Currently underway is the annual Association Tournament at Burlington Bowl.

In league play at Hamilton Mountain Bowl, Ed Maurer topped Sam Gualtieri, 267-265 with Bill Hicks tripping a 258, Kevin Phillippo had 257 and Tom “Mr. T” Johnston, a 248.

At Skyway Lanes, George Reid was 170 pins over average with games of 233, 234 and 258 for 725. Chuck Ellis just missed 700 as a 257 game led to a 698. Ed Margueratt tallied his ninth 600 of the season with a 627. He also has a 701.
Kyle Marquette dealt a 257, Ron Elliott 248 and 233, Bart Dabyka 242, Jim Margueratt 221 and Cheryl Feller was plus 65 at 217. Fred Bennett spared the unusual 1-2-7-10.

At the U.S. Open tournament is New Jersey, George Lambert the IV of Hamilton did not advance to the final 16 as a 201 average left him out.

At the Masters Tournament last October, Lambert made the nationally televised finals and placed third. He currently attends university in Wichita, Kansas.

Playing in Milwaukee, the 12th. sanctioned perfect 900 triple has been recorded by P.J. Giesfeldt and in Columbus, Ohio, Chaz Dennis, who uses both hands to bowl, is now the youngest perfect game shooter at 10 years and three months.

In Hamilton Tenpin Trivia, Gabe Bihary in April 1957 was the first Canadian to win a match at the A.B.C. Masters Tournament as he won a four-game match 742 to 662 in Forth Worth, Texas, and in the 1950s, Bihary was one of only four men to roll a 700 triple, a 712.