It was a Cliff Hanger in Westinghouse 10-pin league

The Cliff Hangers with Brenda Herchenroder, Carol Ford and the Marquette brothers, Kyle and Chris, came from behind on the last night of the Westinghouse League at Skyway Lanes to capture first place over the Star Warriors of Michelle Anger, Art Oliver Sr., and the Margueratt brothers, Jim and Edward.

Men’s high averages went to Nobby Herchenroder, 212, Ed Margueratt, 200, and Chris Marquette, 197. High triples are Jeff Laing, 699, Mark Herchenroder, 689, and Doug Stickney, 685. Top singles are Art Oliver Sr., 278, Walter Downey, 275, and Wendell Harrison, 268.

Ladies high average winner was Brenda Herchenroder at 173 and B division highs were Sheila Moser, 611, Val Noble, 595, and Fred Bird, 582, for top triples. Doug Griese, 233, Michelle Anger, 226 and Carole Anne Stickney, 217 for super singles.

Most improved were Nobby Herchenroder at plus nine and Carole Anne Stickney at plus seven.

Joining next season is a new team captained by Tim Enoksen with his daughter Kristen, Maggie Garner, Anthony Baille and Nan Bucci Jr.

Top averages in the Prime Time Bowling Trios are Sean Patterson, 229, and Art Oliver Jr., 227, for the men. For the women it was Sioban Ryans, 211, and Crystal Maurer, 194.

A pair of 800s were recorded by Oliver, 812, and Patterson, 802. Ryans easily topped the women with five 700 triples – 726, 722, 721, 719 and 709 while Maurer dealt a 679.

Five perfect games were crushed by Oliver, Richard Parker, Travis Cauley, and Patterson with a pair. Top women singles are Maurer, 287, and Ryans, 279. Sue McNaughton was most improved going from 167 to 179.

Qualifying for the 2010 CANUSA Games is set for Mondays at Skyway Lanes at 6:30 p.m. After many years with a decline in Hamilton Tenpin membership, the 2009-10 season showed a one per cent increase from 1,655 to 1,672 made up of 1,519 adult and 153 youth bowlers. Returning executive for next season are Karen Nicol as president and Sean Bailey and Tom Johnston as vice-presidents. Three new directors are Jim Hollands, Gloria Pfefferle and Jody Horrelt.

Harvey Bray, who had Hamilton’s first 300 game way back in 1963 at Hamilton Centre Bowl, is still bowling in St. Catharines with a 164 average.

HAMILTON FIVE PIN TRIVIA: Perfect 450 games have been rolled by Bill Smith at the Connaught in 1929, Lloyd Ormerod and Mike Simons in 1954, Garnet Ross in 1941 at the Y.M.C.A. Lanes managed by Ed Taylor, at Pla Mor, Ernie Martin in 1946 and Sid Stones in 1947 and Art Hale in 1951.

At Bar Don in Stoney Creek, it was Bill McNaughton in 1955 and Chester Pintwala in 1972, Bob Richardson at Westdale in 1955, Walt Fenner at Brant in 1955, Bill Ciach at Lucky Strike in 1978, Gord Marsh at Central in 1954, Ernie Terry, Eddie Mamela and Jack Braid in 1953, Bill Solski in Ancaster in 1975, and from Waterdown Lanes, Peter Holmes in 1984,Ron Bleses and Jeff Forrester in 2003 and Mike Bleses in 2006.