Two Skyway Lanes leagues have declared their champions. Topping the Monday night V.S.L. were M & M & A Smartie with Denise, Jim and Ed Margueratt, by one point over the Steel City Courier Slickers with Don Fraser and Barb and Roger Roy.
Triple crown winners were Ed Margueratt, 195 average, 693 triple and 267 single; Jen Olmsted, 164 average, 659 triple and 233 single; and Derek Hannah, 184 average, 645 triple and 256 single. Ev Olsted rolled a 523 triple and Denise Margueratt fired her second highest game ever – a 224 – and highest triple ever – a 521 (224, 149, 148). Her high game is a 228.
Most improved bowler was Travis Fraser who jumped from 120 to 130, and he also smashed a 221 game. The third annual John Rees Memorial Trophy went to Dan Lieberman. The first two recipients were Barb Roy and Joan Tidey.
Only four points separated the six teams with three of them having records of 50 and 49, and the other three, 49 and 50.
Another close finish came in Wednesday Westinghouse play as Doug Griese, Teresa Boyd and Nobby, Dylan and Marcus Herchenroder won by one point over Sheila Moser, Bill Ryce, Val Noble, Fred Bird and Jeff Laing. Tim Enoksen was a double winner with his 212 average and record setting 784 (289) triple while Chris Marquette captured high single honours with his near perfect 297 game.
Topping the women was Val Noble’s 168 average and Kristen Enoksen’s 585 triple and 268 single, the highest ever by a woman. On the last night, Marquette smashed a 664 triple and 258 single while Klaus Herchenroder rolled a 231 single.
A Friday night man has rolled his second 300 of the season in an unsanctioned league, and there was also a 300 at Burlington Bowl in an unsanctioned league.
Sean Patterson started his second game of the night at Prime Time Bowling with 10 strikes before a split left him with a 286. No splits or anything but strikes in game three for a perfect 300 and 774 (188, 286, 300) triple before a 234 finish and 1,008. Super singles included Jason Stevens, 277, Lionel Lewis and Scott Tarbat, 268, Mark Hebert, 265, John Cherriere, 255, Matt Lewis, 244, Amanda Lipton, 243, and Jen Lewis, 232.
Star Lanes features included Clint Doolittle, 762 (279), Doug Powless, 676 (256), Mike Davey, 642 (223), Darcy Powless, 639 (253), Kevin Martin, 639 (257), and Leigh Thompson, plus 152 at 508 (199).
TENPIN TRIVIA: One of the women bowlers at a Syracuse, N.Y., tournament is 102-years-old. That’s right – 102. Bowling has been featured on many television shows – NCIS, According To Jim, Roseanne, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Ed with Ottawa native Tom Cavanagh, and back on May 27, 1953 on Ozzie & Harriet, where Ozzie won the grand total of 20 cents and a case of ginger ale for high score of the night.