In tenpin bowling’s long & glorious past, 700 for three games, a 233 average, was considered the score to aim for. In the 1950’s, 700 was achieved only four times, and in the 1960’s, only 20 times. With todays improved lane conditions & dynamic bowling balls, 1000 for four games, a 250 average, is now the score to aim for. For the second time this season, the magic 1000 has been surpassed at Skyway Lanes.
Jayson Legg turned the trick as games of 277, 256, 235 & 234 produced an 1002. The next week he almost did it again with games of 224, 235, 279 & 246 for 984. The other 1000 at Skyway was Len Martin at 1001 (204,286,279,232). Jayson is part of the bowling Legg family along with father Larry & brother Shawn, all of which have fired perfect games, the only three member family to do so. There has been 12 series of 1000 or better at Prime Time Bowl with Art Oliver Jr. having four & Lionel Lewis Jr. three.
In other Skyway action, Sean Bailey has achieved a remarkable feat.
For the tenth time in the last 14 years, he has spared the difficult 7 – 10 split, five of them sanctioned. Bill Sherring recorded a Dutch 200 game alternating strikes & spares for ten frames. Joe Borkovic now has high triple in the Westinghouse league with a 713 (218,238,257) while Nobby Herchenroder hit a 652 & brother Mark 243. In VSL play, Mike Ellis 654 (257), Tom Cowles 267, John Roketta 236 & Jim Margueratt recorded his first 600 in over 16 months with a 617. During the annual Cancer Assistance Program Bowlathon, Al Craig, the colur voice of the Hamilton Bulldogs, did an excellent job as MC as he kept the action moving at a brisk pace.
At Hamilton Mountain Bowl, Cory Davies 995 with a 267 high, Aaron Bouchard 972 with 257 & 256 games, Steve Smith 908 & Bill Hicks 897 with a trio of 240 games. Terrific triples were Tom Johnston 725, Cory Davies 721, John Stanisz 706, Chrystal Maurer 697, John Neskovic 690 & Steve Cowie a super 278 single.
In Hamilton Tenpin Trivia, Joe Hruska rolled the high single in Hamilton in 1955 with a 269, the same year Gabe Bihary captured high average at 187. By comparison the high single this year is 300, (nine times), and high average 232.