10-pin champions wear their crowns

The Hamilton Tenpin Bowling champions have been declared for the 2007-08 season.

Top averages belong to Lionel Lewis Jr. at 225 and Catherine Willis with her record 217. For Lewis, it is the fourth season in a row he is No. 1 while for Willis, who surpassed the 215 by Connie Ward, it is her first. Willis was a triple winner with her record 795 series, beating a 773, and her perfect 300 game. Jeff Lofft dealt an 816 triple for the men and the13 perfect men were Jeff Lofft and William Russell, who each had a trio of aces, and Shawn Anderson, Aaron Bouchard, Mark Cardwell, Pat Desjardins, Mike Ellis, Tom Johnston, Harry Knight, Matthew Lewis, Conrad Merkir, Marty Stokes, and David White.

The most improved bowlers were Derek Burke and Amanda Lupton.

In the women’s association’s annual tournament, the top handicap team was Mary Scandlan, Barb Dewing, Dorothy Castellan and Joyce Rowett.

Jacquelyne Martin was a triple winner in doubles with Marlene Martin and in singles and all events. In the scratch division, Jacquelyne Martin again was a winner on the top team with Marlene, Judy and Crystal Martin. Another triple winner was Dee Gallant in doubles with Amanda Lupton and in singles and all events.

For the men, the winning handicap team members were Chris Hicks, Frank Wells and Tim and Jamie Gamble. Brent Lacroix and Corey Raymer claimed the doubles title while Marty Stokes topped the singles and all events. The top scratch team was Cory Davies, Steve Smith and Shawn and Corey Ferguson. Another triple winner was Shawn Anderson in singles and all events and with Richard Parker in doubles.

The two top teams in the mixed team event were Ron Elliott, Ed Faulkner, Tammy Bryant and Tom Edgar and Richard Parker, Marty Stokes, Sioban Ryans and Shawn Anderson. The six divisional scratch champs are Jason Ives, Kyle Easton, Steve Cherry, Kevin Moore, Matt Cameron and Jeff Lorentz. Claiming the mixed doubles crown were Jacquelyn Martin and Jason Henhawk while Joyce Rowett and Ray Gordon bagged the seniors titles.

Hamilton Tenpin Trivia: The most high average titles belong to Joyce Campbell at 11 and Bill Rowe Jr. with eight. The most consecutive are Campbell at six and Rowe and Lewis at four. The first to average 200 were Don Wira, 204, and Wendy Zielonka, 201, 28 years ago