Sam’s Boys have a Classic finish to bowling season


The Jonarc Mens Classic and Tuesday Petersen Singles leagues at Hamilton Mountain Bowl have declared their winners for the 2006-2007 season.

Sam’s Boys cleaned up in the Jonarc Mens Classic by collecting $1,500 for the first half, another $1,500 for the second half, and the overall title and its $2,000 prize.

Sharing the five grand payout were Tom Simpson, Conrad Merkir, John Olejar and Sam Gualtieri. Second place overall went to The Snake Pit with Walter Kronschnable, Aaron Bouchard, Ed Maurer and Brad Russell. They shared $1,600 while The Animals – Doug Zigby, Jerry Wicks, Marc Zaluski and Bill Lishinski – were third overall and collected $1,200.

Taking the $1,600 prize for finishing first in both the first and second halves of the Tuesday Petersen Singles was Cory Davies. Bill Hicks of Brantford picked up a grand for his second place finish in both halves. Don Deveau claimed $350 for standing third in the first half and E.J. Celani went home with the same amount for third in the second half.

At the First American Zone Championships in Gualtemala City, Guatemala, George Lambert IV of Hamilton was fourth in teams, fifth in trios and 14th in all events. In the Masters competition, he lost to Rhino Page of the U.S., who threw a big 764 (279) against his 641.

In Hamilton Tenpin Trivia: Bob Coulter, former Spectator bowling writer for 30 years, bowled in the City Tenpin League at Skyway Lanes in the early 1980s and averaged 147 and 161. In 1995, Al Tone threw an 826 triple and singles of 290 and 289 in Singapore, and an 803 triple and 299 single in Rochester, N.Y. The first 300 game in Hamilton was rolled by Harvey Bray in 1963 while the first 300 game in Toronto was Bob Moore’s in 1964.