Records on the local lanes and pins in Fiji

A sixth team record has been broken this season.

Matt Lewis, Art Oliver Jr., and Lionel Lewis Jr., fired a three-man team, three-game score of 2,219 at Prime Time Bowling, eclipsing the previous best, 2,205. Oliver led the way with a 779 (226, 279, 274) followed by Matt Lewis 729 (235, 247, 247) and Lionel Lewis 711 (242, 211, 258).

At one point, Oliver rolled 20 strikes in 21 attempts. The old record was held by Ryan Setton, 716, Lewis, 727 and William Russell, 762. The other five team records this season were dealt by four-man teams.

Ed Margueratt has fired his highest triple ever in league play with games of 247, 247 and 225 for a 719 at Skyway Lanes.

He has a 722 triple to his credit, but that was a bowl out. The 719 is his fifth 700 after previous efforts of 713, 710 and 701. With recent triples of 642 (223), 640 (256), 636 (223) and 621 258), he now has 24 triples of 600 of better this season in two leagues for averages of 201 and 198.

Also at Skyway, Tom Edgar, 189 average, earned a CTF Century award for a 289 game when he cracked a 694 (224, 289, 181) triple. Mike Berg, 138 average, tallied his first ever 200, a 214 and his first ever 500, a 539 (201, 214, 124). Chris Marquette notched a 699 (258), Sean Elley had a 679 (255) and 675 (275), Sean Bailey rolled a 664 and Russ Wright toppled 650. Super singles were registered by Mark Herchenroder, 257, John Burke, 255, and Dave Iannazo (123 average), shone with a brilliant 237 game for a CTF Century watch. Brian Cooper spared the “Big Four” split. Derek Hannah tripped his second stepladder series of the season.

In Skyway Jonarc Classic play, top sets were Ryan Dickinson, 994 (279), Art Oliver Jr., 993 (275), Lionel Lewis Jr., 964 (278, 268), John Cherriere 938 (278) and Earl England 937 (258). Big singles were Jayson Legg, 287, E.J.Celani, 278, and Mike Howard, 267.

In the P&G league at Skyway, Walter Balog has high single with 289, one pin over Brent Andrecyk’s 288 while a 752 by Andrecyk is high triple by three pins over Mark Ward’s 749. Top averages are Ward’s 218 and Balog’s 206 while Kristy Toth tops the ladies with a 174 average, 639 triple and 246 single. Top Hamilton Association averages are Lionel Lewis (232) and Doug Schatz and Shawn Anderson, 228.

In the last four PBA tournaments, Hamilton’s George Lambert, finished ninth in the first one and won $3,600. Next, he averaged 219 for 10 games before losing in double elimination rounds to Danny Wiseman, 726 to 714, and Norm Duke, 670 to 639. In Colorado he average 214, missed advancing by 26 pins and pocketed $1,800. Lastly, in Ohio he average 214 for eight games.

In Tenpin Trivia; the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas has a Kingpin Suite with two bowling lanes for $10,000.00 a night. Retired NFL star Jerome Bettis has a perfect 300 game and Mel Gibson acquired an eight-lane installation for his private island in northern Fiji.