Jayme Allen rolls first perfect game of new season

Jayme Allen has rolled the first perfect 300 game of the 2009-2010 season by finishing off his bowling in the Skyway Brightside league with 18 strikes in a row. After starting with a 201, Allen ended his second game with six strikes for a 228, then dealt 12 more strikes in a row in his third game for a 729 triple and his second career 300. His first came in March 1993 at Skyway.

Until recently, Allen did the hockey trivia segment on the Hamilton Bulldogs radio show. At the same time as this 300, Ron Vansickle almost matched him as he started with 10 strikes before the big four split left him with a 284.

Also stringing the strikes was Ray Beitz in Skyway Jonarc action with the last eleven for a 290 game. Ryan Dickenson rolled a 270 and Lionel Lewis a 268. In Skyway City Tenpin play, Tim Enoksen smoked a 280 for a 689 triple and a 258 single. John Cooper finished strong with 275 and 247 for a 719 and the next week threw a 254 game.

Rick Bukowski bagged a 265, Gord Fickley had a 257, Mike Ricker scored 242, and Matt LaCroix marked a 235. Also at Skyway, Jody Horrelt missed a Canadian Tenpin Federation Century watch by one pin with a 242 while Chris King crushed a 732 (278), and Brent Andrecyk flipped a 254.

Splitsville Entertainment Centre, formerly Hamilton Mountain Bowl, is now open for league and open play. The lanes have been reduced from 60 to 34. In the first week of league play, Travis Cauley tripped a 268, Sam Gualtieri notched a 266, Corey Davies struck s 253 and with 247s were Steve Smith and Kevin Kartonchik.

Two of Hamilton’s finest tenpinners are in action in the United States and Puerto Rico. George Lambert IV has competed in seven events on the Pro Bowlers Tour. His top two finishes were a16th (for $3,400) and a 36th (winning $1,600). In the other five events, he cashed in three of them at $1,400 each for a total prize of $9,200.00. His average for the seven events was 200 with a high of 215. With a three-month break until the next event in Wichita Kansas in early December, George spent a few days back in Hamilton last week. After Wichita, another break until early January and then 13 events from then till April.

At the Pan American Bowling Championships in Puerto Rico, Art Oliver Jr., placed 30th in singles with 1,259 (215, 173, 213, 235, 192, 231) for six games.

Joe Ciach, formerly of Stoney Creek, was 21 and his wife Kerrie was 11th.

HAMILTON TENPIN TRIVIA; Hamilton Mountain Bowl, now Splittsville Entertainment Centre, opened on Aug. 11, 1978 with the first 300 by Ivan McLean, first 299 by Ed Daurie, first 298 by Al Tone and first 800, an 826, by Ron Smith.