After missing most of last season with an injury, Lionel Lewis Jr. has fired a pair of perfect games in less than a month this season at Prime Time Bowling. His latest ace came in the second game of a 945 (226, 300, 235, 184) set.
Lewis now has 10 local perfect games. Shawn Anderson one week later notched his sixth perfect game after a 181 start and before 202 and 214 games for an 897 set.
Eight days later Josh Colwell tripped his second of the season at Brantford’s Star Lanes as the 300 came after 226 and 265 games for a 791 triple. Total perfect games at the half way point of the season is 15 after 33 and 31 the previous two seasons.
Number 16 was almost tossed by Todd Downey in Skyway Jonarc play but he came up three pins short with a 297 in an 879 (297, 186,225, 171) set.
Chelsea King, 212 average, followed up her perfect performance in the Skyway Sunday Juniors with a sparkling 277 single and another 700 triple, this time a 728 (228, 277, 223). Fine singles were Matt Lovell, 187 average, with a 204, Bethany Nicholson, 197, and Steven Craig, 194. After a near perfect 299 last October, Mark Ward again threw 11 strikes in a row for a 290 game in P&G action and Walter Balog collected a 255.
After a slump, Tim Enoksen responded in a big way with 11 strikes in a 279 game and 696 triple in Westinghouse play. Wendell Harrison scored a 684 (246), Nobby Herchenroder had a 634 (235), Carole Anne Stickney spared the unusual 1-5-6-10 split and in practice Jim Margueratt spared the unusual 7-8-9- split.
At Prime Time Bowling, Klaus Herchenroder and William Russell each crushed 280 games, Sioban Ryan rolled 279 and 258, Louis Sturm and Jason Stevens hits 278s, Vic Riding scored 268 and 256, Ian Hazeldon was good for 261, Jeff Lofft counted a 259, Dee Gallant scored with a 258 and Marty Stokes posted a 256.
Almost two years ago, Matthew Lewis fired a record setting 279 triplicate. This time he started with a pair of 279 games, then a 217 for a 775 triple.
A new tournament, Pins Over Average, is set for Burlington Bowl on Feb. 5 with Tom Johnston the man in charge.
Back at Skyway in Commercial action, George Sarnelli celebrated his retirement with 227 and 231 games before a 166 for a 624 triple. Vince Iacozza Jr. was still hot with 671 (261) and 657 (214, 226, 217) after a previous 707 (277). John Giordano dealt a 627 (256), Ron Colling hit for 600 and Gord Wright posted a 236.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Minnie LeBlanc who passed away in her 83rd. year. She last bowled at Skyway Lanes three years ago.
HAMILTON TENPIN TRIVIA: In 1955, Bar Don Lanes in Stoney Creek (now a parking lot) featured an exhibition match with Howard Braun and Joe Koziol beating Gabe Bihary and Andy Toth, 1,865- 792. At the first ever Provincial Tournament in Toronto 40 years ago, Toth & Al Cinti won the scratch doubles by 14 pins with 1225.