Team record tumbles quicker than 10-pins

For the fourth time this season, the four-man team, three-games record has been broken. With a 2,887 total at Skyway Lanes were Dave Custeau, 743, (222,242,279), Tim Enoksen, 737 (256,257,224), Ryan Dickenson, 720 (278,223,219), and Aaron Bouchard 687 (248,258,181). Earlier this season, scores of 2,858, 2,827, and 2,823 eclipsed the long time mark of 2,737. After posting game totals of 1,004, 980, and 903, a fourth game of only 791 left them with a 3,678 score for their four games, 67 pins under that record total.

A week later another fine four-man score was tallied at Skyway as Ryan Setton, 714, William Russell, 693, Art Oliver Jr. 723 (279), and Lionel Lewis Jr., 673, tripped a three-game score of 2,803 with team games of 949, 928 and 926. A fourth game of 861 gave them a four-game total of 3,664.

In Skyway Jonarc action, Lewis was tops at 993 (268, 201, 267, 257), with Kyle Kloosterman scoring a 967 (259, 278), Earl England 957 (254), Ed Maurer 908 (256), and Aaron Bouchard 901 (258). The next week Kloosterman was high at 997 (257, 215, 278, 247), with Art Oliver Jr. at 987 (278), Dave Custeau 978 (279), Lionel Lewis Jr. 951 (264, 259), Tim Enoksen 943 (256, 257) and super singles are Mike Ellis, 268, Corey Davies, 267, Matt Lewis, 259, Todd Downey and Chris King 258, Ray Beitz 257 and Steve Smith 256.

In other Skyway play, Mick Anderer started with 10 strikes for a 288, Ed Margueratt had 645 (240) and 604 (239), which gives him 30 triples of 600 or better, Matt Whalen hit 663 (179, 225, 259), Chris Marquette charted 650, Don Johnston rolled a 257, Doug Stickney showed a 247, Ron Elliott hit for 236, Lyle Jorgenson notched 230, and Nancy Johnston grooved a 202 triplicate.

An unsanctioned tournament was won by John Chapman followed by Corey Raymer, Chris King and Aaron Bouchard with 300 games rolled by Art Oliver Jr., Jason Dee and Lionel Lewis Jr.

At Star Lanes in Brantford, after a trio of 300 games in nine days, Reg Howe almost added to that list but he left up a 10 pin for a 299, followed by 235 and 201 for a 735. On a sad note, a fixture at Star Lanes for over 30 years, Doug Jordan, passed away six days after a house fire. Doug was always at the front door to greet everyone and worked for many years at Star as cleaner and pin chaser.

Due to a disability his opportunities were limited, but he loved his bowling and the friendships he made, one of which was Bill Hicks whom he bowled with for 40 years.

Helen Robinson, 82, past secretary of the Hamilton Junior Association and the Tuesday Night Mixed League at Hamilton Bowl, passed away in Kitchener. She was married to Norm, former Hamilton Junior Association president, for 40 years.

Hamilton Tenpin Trivia: In Hamilton’s first year of affiliation with the American Bowling Congress in 1908, the Rambler team rolled 2,442 in the annual ABC tournament and finished 221 out of 362 teams.