Legg dances to fifth perfect game


Larry Legg, by rolling a fifth perfect game, has added to the Legg family’s already impressive accomplishments. His latest 300 game came in the Prime Time Doubles League at Skyway Lanes. After starting with a 221, Larry found the line for 12 consecutive strikes and perfect game No. 5.

A 248 third game lifted him to a 769 triple, to which he added a 181 for a 950 series. Along with the five aces, Legg has a trio of 299 games and a pair of 800 triples, an 802 and an 801, for 10 honour scores. His two sons, Jayson and Shawn, also have perfect games to their credit, for the first Hamilton family to achieve this feat. Jayson has three and Shawn has one.

Along with the 300s, Jayson also has a 299 game, a pair of 298 games and an 802 triple for seven honour scores. That makes 18 honours for the Legg trio.

Many other Hamilton families have perfect games. Art Oliver Jr. has eight 300 games while father Art Sr. has one. Sean Bailey has four 300 games and father Garry has one and Jamie Russell has six 300 games to go with Uncle Rick Russell’s two. Al Easton and son Neil each have a 300 game, Doug Schatz has two and his brother Don has one, and brothers Mike and Len Garinger have one each. Another family with 300 games are Russ Wright and Shawn Anderson. The only husband and wife combo with 300 games are Aaron Bouchard with eight 300s while Amy has two.

Coming close are Conrad Merkir with four 300s and father Mike with a 298 game; Lionel Lewis Jr. has eight 300 games and son Matthew has a 299 game; Mick Anderer has a 300 game and son Mick rolled a 299 and a 298; Mark Ward posted a 300 game and brother Brian a 299 game; and Ed Maurer has five aces and brother Joe has a 298.

Four days after Legg’s latest 300, perfection hit Star Lanes where John Henley didn’t waste time with the 300 in his first game of the night. There was no let down in game two as he rolled a 235, but a 157 followed for a 692 triple. Two years ago last month, Henley had a chance for his first 300, but left the two pin for a 298 game and 736 triple.

With these two latest 300 games, the season total is now 13, one more than last year but 10 less than the record 23 set in 1998-99.

In Hamilton Tenpin Trivia, George Lambert IV, while still a junior, in an eight-day span in April 2000, fired triples of 815 (268, 279, 268) and 774 (258, 259, 257) at Skyway Lanes.