Brantford Lanes’ quintet rolls to record

The 13-year-old record of 3,323 for a five-man team rolling three games, set May 6, 1996 at Skyway Lanes, was broken at Star Lanes in Brantford by 45 pins with 3,368.

John Henley led the way with 761 (257, 268, 236) with Deric Curley close behind at 751 (228, 268, 255). Also over 700 was Randy Park at 701 (199, 267,235) while Reg Howe scored a 632 (216, 202, 214) and Terry Mees 523 (166, 87,170). Team games were 1,066, 1,192 and 1,110 for the 3,368 and their place in the record book.

The 1,192 missed by six pins the one-game record of 1,192 from 1988. Henley has games of 300 and 298 to his credit and Howe a 299.

The Star Lanes juniors are also turning in high scores as Jessie Vivian, 168 average, was the best with a sparkling 654 (241, 243, 170). Darris Doolittle blasted a 596 with a 225 high, Dylan Williams had a big 258 game, Bryan Scargall was plus 68 with a 180, and Brock Martin was plus 54 with a 120. The Skyway Lanes juniors featured three big games: Kyle Gilmour 257, Ben Konyi 237, and Chelsea King 230.

Kevin Lenko reports good scores from a new Skyway singles match play league as John Stenekes blasted a pair of fine sets, 985 (199, 258, 259, 269) and 953 with a 279 high. In other Skyway action, John Giordano had a 748 (268), Tom Edgar rolled 682 (258), Gary Hodge posted a 279, Chris King showed a 278, Tim Enoksen was good for 269, Ed Maurer hit a 264, Mike Ellis charted 259, Jim Sherwood rolled 258, Ray Sakalas scored 254, and Lisa Howard had a 234.

In VSL action Ed Margueratt continued his hot shooting with 667 (258) and Ev Olmsted spared the 5-8-10 split. Aleta Manning dealt a 244 for the Monday Ladies.

In Westinghouse play, Nobby Herchenroder had 655, Walter Downey scored 654, Kyle Marquette had 242, John Neskovic posted a 232, Michelle Anger rolled 221 and Greg Heiman was good for 212. In Splitsville Centre, super singles were Travis Cauley (290), Chelsea King (266), Nicole Hand and Don Johnston (258), Gord Male (257), Peter White (255) and Brad Male (240).

In Five Pin news from Sheila Moser, going to Trenton for the provincial round of the Youth Bowling Council’s Senior Mixed Championships are Ryan Lupton, Ross Varlow, Matt and Melanie Moser, Morgan McConnell and Breanna Suckel. Good luck and good bowling to these talented five pinners.

Hamilton Bowling Trivia: A photo of the pin boy on alley four of the R.C.A.F. Convalescent Hospital on Aug. 6, 1945, shows him sitting only three feet above the right corner pin with no protection from flying pins. He was in full view of the bowler. The score sheet, with two men standing there, was on a stand beside the bowler only a couple of feet behind the foul line. The Hospital was located on the Auchmar Estate grounds, Fennell and West 5th from October 1943 to November 1945.