Every bowler likes to finish the season in fine style and help his team win the league title. When Mike Anderer, on the last night, blasted a Skyway City Tenpin first with an 821 (223, 298, 300), triple, it enabled his NTS team to claim first place by two points over W.P. Mitchell and Lakeport, who tied for second.
Joining Anderer on the podium were Randy Latendre, Nan Bucci Jr., and Tim Enoksen, who claimed A division high average honours by five pins over Anderer, 222 to 217. Randy Bukowski and Mike Ricker were next at 210. Anderer’s 821 topped Enoksen’s 757 for high triple while Anderer’s last game 300 pushed Enoksen’s 288 to second.
In B division, Tim Lacroix was a double winner with his 708 triple and 299 single. Most improved was Lacroix at plus 19 from 166 to 185. With 279s were Ricker, John Cooper and Gord Fickley.
Topping the 700 club was Enoksen, with nine of them, while Anderer, Bukowski and Ricker were next at five each. Enoksen was also first in the 600 club with 22 followed closely by Anderer at 21. Only three times in 34 weeks did Enoksen fail to achieve 600 or better.
Altogether the 107-year-old league had one 800 triple and 32 triples of 700 or better. Sixteen times Enoksen surpassed the 250 mark, with a pair of 288s games the best. Anderer was next at 13 and Ricker third at 11.
In a previous column about fathers and sons with 300 games, one pair was missed. The eighth couple is Alan and Neil Easton. Congratulations to Jen Olmsted, Hamilton’s youngest perfect game roller, on the birth of her son, Gage. According to proud grandmother Evelyn, “mother, father and son are doing great”.
Bill Rowe Jr. has been selected as the head coach of the Qatar Men’s Team with a one-year contract. Recently, he has been with the team in Egypt and Bahrain.
“This is a busy year with many tournaments on the go,” said Rowe.
At the end of qualifying at the Canadian National Tournament in Vancouver, Art Oliver Jr. of Hamilton is first after 24 games with a 205 average and a 277 high game. His eight-game totals were 1,664, 1,608 and 1,665. He holds a two-pin edge over Mark Buffa with Jack Guay third and Joe Ciach. formerly of Stoney Creek, fourth. Next is match play.
TENPIN TRIVIA: A Pennsylvania man has just established an unbelievable record with 47 strikes in a row. After a first-frame open, he fired the 47 strikes in a row for a 1,179 (279, 300, 300, 300) series. The previous record was 40 in a row. The 1,179 is not, however, a four-game record. Many years ago an 1,198 (300, 299, 300, 299) was rolled. At the U.S.B.C.Tournament in Reno, an Ohio man threw 28 strikes in a row, and an Illinois man has dealt the 15th approved perfect 900 triple.