Oliver, England roll to perfection minutes apart


One week after adding to his local record with his 12th perfect game, Art Oliver Jr. notched number 13 at Skyway Lanes as he finished off a 1,009 (228, 245, 236, 300) set with perfection.

Only minutes earlier, Earl England was perfect in game two and dealt a 920 (201, 300, 228, 191) set. England likes company when he is perfect as he grooved his first 300 last February on the same day as Kyle Kloosterman pumped a 300. Five days later, another 300 at Skyway Lanes as Bill Cardwell started with the 300, his first, followed by 207 and 205 for a 712 triple.

In Skyway Happy Gang action, Sean Elley fired his first ever 700, a 734 (247, 245, 242) one week, then seven days later beat it by 27 pins with a 761 (247, 255, 259). Gary Reid Sr., also was consistent with a brilliant 736 (246, 244, 246). In Brightside Men’s play, Paul Jones smoked a 789 (257, 265, 267), Tom Cinti had a 258, Bob Ferguson hit 243 and Bill Braid recorded a237.

In V.S.L. action, Ed Margueratt cracked a 643 and spared the 2-7-8 split three minutes before his brother, Jim, spared the same split. Dorothy Klimek – 126 average – spared the “Big Four” split.

City Tenpin play featured Tim Enoksen, 730 (269), Tim Gamble, 710 (243), Mike Ricker, 279, Mike Anderer, 258, and Chris Hicks. 256. Earlier this year, Gamble threw a 299 game, leaving the four pin, in Rochester.

For the Skyway juniors June Najbor reports that B.J. DeFrancesco posted a 709 (208,247,254), Nick Murphy had a 681 (258) and 667 (247), Kyle Gilmour was good for 610 (214), Jennifer Lewis scored 588 (230) and 581 (226), Matt Lovell was strong with 582 (226), Christine Johnston tallied 571 (200), and 568 (222), Brett Starrs registered a 227, Chelsea King rolled 212 and Alexandra Amey – 127 average- posted 495 (182).

At Splittsville Centre, Bill Hicks started with 10 strikes for a 287.

Burlington Bowl play saw Chris Day earn a Century award for a 278 game and at Prime Time Bowling, Ryan Setton started with the first 10 for a 289. Top sets were Art Oliver Jr., 1,020 (202, 279, 260, 279) and 991 (279); Sean Patterson, 989 (286) and 986 (267); Howard Sculnick, 269, Amanda Lupton 258 and Gary Hyde 257.

Greg Schultz of Bowlerama Stoney Creek reports five 700 triples: John Katz, 742 (254, 256, 232); Anthony Dibastista, 716 (246, 247, 223); Greg Schultz, 712 (267, 198, 247); Corey Raymer, 709 (249, 216, 244); and Gordie Howarth, 706 (277, 236, 193)

A Boxing Day No-Tap Tournament will be held there on the 26th starting at 1 p.m.

Hamilton Tenpin Trivia: Four perfect games have been rolled at Bowlerama Stoney Creek – two by former manager Bruce Cockburn and one each by Phil Morris and Al Tone. With 299s are Danny Downs, Rick Kloosterman and Mike Ben while Cockburn has the lone 298 game. The late Bill Ciach, manager from 1968 to 1992, rolled a 450 in five pins there on Oct. 24, 1976. Cockburn’s son, Jeff, and Ciach’s son, Joe, both have perfect 300 games to their credit.