Brantford team breaks record … again


They did it again. The Brantford quintet that broke the 13-year-old, five-man team record of 3,323 for three games with 3,368, has broken it again, two months later.

And they did it impressively, compiling a pinfall of 3407. Randy Park lead the pack with a near-perfect 299 and 762 (213, 299, 250) triple. John Henley, who was high last time at 761, placed second at 709 (247, 215, 247). Deric Curley, who had 751 back then and a 300 game last month, was next at 674 (216, 222, 236) followed by Terry Mees 660 (204, 226, 230) and Reg Howe 602 (227, 182, 193).

Travis Cauley, who already has two perfect 300 games this season, almost made it three, but a big split, the 3-6-7-10, after 11 strikes left him with a 296 game and 979 (187, 296, 258, 238) set at Splitsville Centre.

Ken Montour threw the last 11 strikes for a 290 game. Bill Hicks used a 258 to build a 931 set, and with super singles on the mountain were Kevin Philippo, 268, Gord Male, 263, and Steve Smith, 244.

In junior play, Christine Johnston fired 13 strikes in a row, the last nine for a personal high 254 game and the first four in game three for a 204 and a 635 triple. In a YBT event in St. Catharines, she won the bronze medal and the gold went to Hamilton’s Samantha Cowan.

At Skyway Lanes Ed Margueratt fired his 17th. 600 of the season, a 663, with a pair of 246 games one week after a 651. Joyce Rowett was plus 67 with a

221 single and Kristy Toth earned a Century award for a brilliant 268 game.

Klaus Herchenroder started with 10 strikes before a “solid” 10 pin for a 288, and the very next game, son Marcus started with nine strikes before a 10 pin gave him a 278. After earlier efforts of 752, 729 and 729, Brent Andrecyk tallied his fourth 700 of the season, a 705 (257). Walter Downey delivered a 660 with a pair of 234 games.

In junior play June Najbor reports that B.J. DeFrancesco had a 254, Jennifer Lewis was good for a 245 and a 604 triple, Nick Murphy rolled 632 and Christine Johnston had a 224 game.

Long time Skyway bowler Clayton Kinzel passed away at age 89. Two years ago at the U.S.B.C. Senior Championships in Reno, Nevada, he placed 14th out of 41 and averaged 156. Our sympathies to this family and friends who will remember his passion for bowling.

At Prime Time Bowling, Jason Storie recorded a 703 (257), Ron Brett Jr. had a 697 (259) and 684 (252), Dave Lee showed a 268, Tim Greenhalgh scored a 256 and John Medland’s 256 was one better than Doug Medland’s 255, and 10 better than Paul Medland’s 246. Bill Hyatt scored a 244 and Jim Skinner recorded a 209.

At the Pro Bowlers Tour stop in Dublin, California, George Lambert of Hamilton averaged 208 for 14 games, and missed advancing by 12 pins, winning $1,600

HAMILTON TENPIN TRIVIA: In the 1950s, the Stelco Canada Works plant on Wellington Street North had two bowling lanes in the cafeteria. It is now an empty lot. Many years ago the Kenilworth Alleys were also known as Cinderella (1928) and Eagleton (1934), (named after owner/manager Henry Eagleton), and Handley Alleys (1941). Apartments are now on the second floor. The Connaught, at 25 John Street South, was also known as Midtown Lanes. It has been empty for many years.