Aces add to Hamilton Area 10-pin honour roll

A pair of perfect games in the last few days has raised the season total to 11.

Tom Johnston, a 200 average bowler known as Mr. T., started with 195 and 203 before 12 consecutive strikes in game No. 3 gave him his second career 300 game, and the first 300 at Hamilton Mountain Bowl since Larry Legg in June 2004.

A follow up 195 game gave him an 893 series. His first perfect game was in January 2004, also at HMB. It is number 196 on our all-time list.

Two days later, Brian DeFrance, a 16-year-old junior from Oakville, started off the Revolutions Pro Shop Junior League at Prime Time Bowl in Burlington with a 300 game. There was no let down for Brian as he responded with 201 and 220 for a 721 triple. His 300 game is number 233 on our all time list.

With the season down to the last few weeks, it looks like a tight battle for Association high average as Lionel Lewis Jr. and Art Oliver Jr. are tied at 235 at Prime Time Bowl. Bill Rowe Jr. holds the all-time high average at 233 from Skyway Lanes.

For the women, Wendy Zielonka holds a 213 average and Sioban Frey 211. Connie Ward, who recently won the Ontario Five
Pin Championship at Sherwood Lanes – 313 to 256 – holds the women’s record at 215. Frey has high single at 290.

In other Prime Time action, Matthew Lewis, tallied another pair of 700 triples (703 and 706) to raise his average to 207 for the 15-year-old son of Lionel Lewis Jr. Jim Librock continues to bash the pins with triples of 728 and 721 along with a 279 single. John Cherriere rolled back-to-back games of 269 and 270 for a 970 series. Oliver helped his 235 average with a 279 game.

At Hamilton Mountain Bowl, Cory Davies continued to hold a hot hand with a series of 992 (248, 231, 246, 268), 952 and 935 with a 279 game.

Super singles were Aaron Bouchard and Ed Maurer (279), Bill Hicks (269), Tom Simpson (266), Don Deveau (263) and Todd Downey and Ray Beitz (258). At Skyway Lanes, Mark Herchenroder (693), Joe Borkovic (686 with a 268 single), Doug Stickney (651), Chris Marquette( 649 with a 258 single) and yours truly, Jim Margueratt, had his first 600 in 16 months, a 617 (205, 215 and 196).

The annual general meeting of the association is set for Hamilton Mountain Bowl on Sunday, April 29. at 1:00 p.m.

In Hamilton tenpin trivia, Kevin Gillette beat Mike Aulby 248 to 227 to win the Canadian Open at Hamilton Mountain Bowl in August 1980 and former Hamilton Tiger Cat Angelo Mosca tied with John Wilson for high triple with 691 in 1970.