Alexanders are great in Bowlerama Doubles Tournament

Mike and Dave Alexander used a big 234 game to win the Hamilton and District Tenpin Bowling Association’s Scotch Doubles Tournament at Bowlerama Stoney Creek.

With a 585 scratch triple and 729 total with handicap, they won by eight pins over Lynda Hirschman and Walter Downey. Also over 700 were Brent Scott and Kyle Easton at 711 and Bruce Tyler and Henry Vamos at 703. Ray and Fran Gordon were close at 697 with Geddes Hill and Adolphus Cumberbatch next at 694.

Making a good showing were Barb and Jim Hollands at 689 for a seventh place finish. The top game was a 248 by Mike Merkir and Josh Colwell.

Two more perfect games have raised the season total to 19 after 300s by Sean Bailey and Chris King. Bailey celebrated birthday number 40 two days early as he notched his fifth 300 in the Family Twosome Tournament at Skyway Lanes, tripping a 718 (222, 300, 196) triple. The 300 by King, along with a 298, were reported by Barb Hollands. At Skyway he dealt triples of 757 (223, 234, 300) and 779 (257, 224, 298) one month apart. The 300 is his fifth and the 298 his first.

Our seventh 800 triple of the season was recorded by Jason Stevens at Prime Time with games of 256, 289, 257 to produce an 802. A 255 fourth game lifted him to 1,057. Also with 289s were Travis Cauley 992 (279, 212, 289, 212) and Art Oliver Jr., in a 981 set. Matthew Lewis smoked a 980 (267, 265) while his sister Jen slapped an 841 (235). Their father Lionel spared the 7-10 split. Mark Hebert stroked a 276, Marty Stokes a 257, and Amanda Lupton, 245.

Vince Iacozza Jr., blasted a 290 single and 717 (290, 205, 222) in Skyway Commercial play and Kelli Davis, 169 average, fired a 247 in Jonarc action. Nobby Herchenroder carded a 665 (246), Tim Enoksen a 646 (237) and Jim Margueratt almost cracked a 600 with 595 in Westinghouse play. With a 144 average, Anthony Baillie scored a 209, Jody Horrelt a 236 and Sean Elley a 235.

June Najbor reports for the Skyway Sunday juniors that Ben Konyi blasted a 257, Joey Ransom a 189, Alexandra Amey a 171 and Brett Starrs a 170. Also Shawn lubinski had a 145, Joshua Downey a 134 and Megan Downey was plus 25 with a 61 game.

Feb. 5 at Burlington Bowl is the first ever Hamilton Association Pins Over Average Tournament with Tom Johnston the man in charge. Squads are 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. An Illinois man has recorded the 19th certified 900 triple in bowling history.

HAMILTON TENPIN TRIVIA: The bowling lanes in the RCAF rehab building next to the Auchmar estate at West 5th and Fennell on the Mountain were in use from the early 1940s to the mid 1970s. They were not closed in the 1940s as previously reported. Betty Laird, a dedicated museum volunteer, bowled there in the 1970s. A pin and five pin ball are displayed in the museum which is undergoing renovations.