Aces on the lanes hits 21


Sean Patterson at Prime Time Bowling and Randy Park at Star Lanes are the latest Hamilton bowlers to achieve perfection. In recording his second ace of the season, Patterson started with the 300, followed with a 209, before an injury in a 144 third game forced him to miss the last game. After missing the 300 with a 299 two months ago, Park didn’t fail this time. He started with a 210, then a 246, before blasting the 300 for a 756 triple.

Total perfect games this season is now 21 with Doug Schatz and Travis Cauley on top with three each.

Also at Prime Time, super singles were recorded by Vic Riding (288), Jeff Lofft (279), Richard Parker (267), Matt Lewis (260), Cauley (257), Sioban Ryans (255) and Shawn Gallea (plus 84 at 222). Top averages are Russell Ross and Patterson, at 230, and Ryans, at 209.

At Burlington Bowl, top singles are Mike Anderer (279), Vic Riding (278), Chris McDonald (272), Mannix Dellaire (267), Richard Wilson (266, with a 159 average), Gary Hyde (265), Chipper Cox (258), and Ross (257). Top triples are Catherine Rowe (729), Dellaire (722 and 697), Anderer (715), Riding (683), Ross (681), McDonald (674) and Vic Prohaska (670). Top average is Rowe at 218, one pin better than her 217 record high.

Get well soon wishes are extended to Rob McNaughton of Burlington Bowl.

For the Skyway juniors, Nick Murphy, who tallied a 707 (258, 256), reports Bethany Nicholson was plus 50 with a 179. B.J. DeFrancesco hit a 693 (269), Matt Lovell pegged 686 (257), Billy Craig scored a 636 (239, 234), Chelsea King hit for 628 (220), Kyle Gilmour rolled 615 (258) and Zoey Male scored 601. Ryan Wells -106 average – marked a 387 (154), Jonathan Haggerty – 97 average – hit for 357 (131) and Alexandra Amey – 130 average – scored 416 (164).

One game after Ed Margueratt started with eight strikes at Skyway for a 265 single and 671 triple, daughter Denise started with five strikes and finished with four strikes for an all-time high game of 228. The previous week, Ed fired triples of 686 (249) and 640 (235). Don Johnston smoked a 709 (226, 224, 259), Chris Marquette had a 693 (277), Art Oliver Sr., stroked a 653, Walter Downey hit for 247, Wendell Harrison was good for 232 and Nobby Herchenroder showed a Dutch 200 game.

Barb Hollands reports three Century award winners: Peter Cross, 245, Steve Opme, 244, and Dan Oulette 231.

TENPIN TRIVIA: Youngest bowler with a 300 is nine years four months old in Japan while the oldest bowler with a 300 is 88 in the United States.

Oldest bowler ever was Bill Hargrove of Atlanta at age 105 with a 106 average for 87 games. At age 102, he bowled in a tournament with his 101-year-old team mate.