Perfect game total now at 28

The record perfect game total continues to rise as three more 300s bring the total to 28, five over the previous high of 23.

Shawn Anderson notched his record fourth of the season in tournament play at Star Lanes in Brantford. After shooting 962 (248, 235, 221, 258) in a qualifying round, Anderson started round two with the 300 game, then a 249 to claim the number one seed and advance to the title game where he threw a 279 to defeat Matt Lewis.

Anderson is the first Hamilton bowler to record four perfect games in a season. Also at Star Lanes, Aaron Martin has rolled a pair of 300 while bowling off and notched a natural 300 in a no-tap tournament.

One week later, more perfection at Star Lanes as Len Garinger started league play with his second career 300. No let down as he then pumped 258 and

211 for a 769 triple. Up to three weeks ago there had been only five 300s at Star Lanes, and then in a span of nine days, three more were turned in with Clint Doolittle starting it off with his third ace.

Perfect game number 28 was slapped by Chris King in the annual association tournament at Skyway Lanes. He started his singles event with the 300, started game two with another five strikes en route to a 252. A 168 final game gave him a 720 triple. The 300 is his second of the season with his first in early December at Skyway.

King’s 300 was only the second in the tournament, with Garry Bailey having the first way back in 1983. Also in singles, Kyle Kloosterman started with 10 strikes, before a pocket 7-10 split left him with a 287 and 755 triple. In the team event, Kloosterman started with 11 strikes before leaving the 4-7 for a 298 game. He then fired 242 and 268 for the first ever 800 in the tournament, an 808. Sam Gualtieri fired a 703 (241, 238, 224) triple and super singles were Aaron Martin, 267, and Charlie Waller, 256.

At Prime Time Bowling, there were five fine singles by lower average bowlers as Frank Hollingworth, 152 average, smashed a 234, Tammy Haines, 147 average, dealt a 228, Don Jamieson, 135 average, popped a 211, and Randy Mlynck, 145 average, grooved 206 and 205. Darren Melmer recorded a Dutch 200 game. At Skyway Lanes, Walter Balog rolled 732 (239, 266, 227), Wendell Harrison hit 701 (223, 244, 234) and super singles came from Brian Ward with 288 and 279, Klaus Herchenroder’s 278, Al Ryan had 267, while Matt Ashley, Nobby Herchenroder, Kyle Marquette, and Tammy Bryant all scored 244s. John Burke and Jeff Lang rolled 243s each, Joe Borkovic scored a 241, and Brent Andrecyk had a 275 bowl out. Sparing the 5-7 split were Val Noble twice in one game, while Frances Earl, and Dave Custeau and Ryan Dickenson spared the 7-10 split.

Hamilton Tenpin Trivia: Mohawk Lanes on Mohawk Road, managed by Lorne Elmer were in use from 1956 to 1984, and before Lucky Strike Lanes opened in Stoney Creek in 1958, another Lucky Strike Lanes were in play at King and James in Hamilton in 1920.