Bowling threesome chase down plus-100 scores


One of bowling’s most difficult awards to win is going over one’s average by 100 pins or more. A trio of bowlers achieved this unusual feat in recent play, including Geddes St. Hill. His 180 average at Burlington Bowl was eclipsed by a brilliant 289 game and a 693 triple. Also at Burlington Bowl, Henry Hulleman with his168 average rolled a 269 game with a 645 triple. At Skyway Lanes, Pat Johnston, who sports a 149 average, blasted a terrific 269 result.

Coming close to plus 100 at Burlington Bowl were Dan Goguen who had a 278; Jason Landry posted a 265; Fred Renaud was good for a 255; Colin Saunders marked up a 242; Debbie Gracie-Smith struck for 236; Susan Scargall came home with a 231; Sheila Fiorini had a 225; and Ron Crabbe pocketed a 221. Acacia Hill missed by only one pin with a 211.

In action at Skyway Lanes, Kyle Connelly smashed a 279; Tracey Rooke had 259 and 220 games; Lisa Howard, 246; Ed Margueratt, 227; Walter Balog, 226; Doug Griese, 208; Veronica Berg, 202; Nobby Herchenroder, 647 (244); Doug Stickney, 639 (235); and Barb Hollands, bowling on the same lanes as Johnston and Howard, posted a 202 to place third behind her lane mates.

Happy 80th birthday to Hamilton Tenpin Association life member Don Watson. Helen Nalborczyk, 122 average, was plus 97 at 463 (159,145,159). The third annual Scotch Doubles tourney is set for Skyway on Feb. 4.

Star Lanes reporter Bill Hicks says David Novak dealt his third 700 of the season, a 752 (237, 279, 236) and he finished the 279 with 11 strikes in a row. His younger brother, Preston, was plus 50 at 193. Derek Pite was plus 60 at 213 and Colton Williams used a 277 finish for a 689.

Back at Burlington Bowl, highlights included Mike O’Malley tripping a 648 with a 266 single; Larry Doucet, 255; Carol Shrubsall and Don Lupton, 226; Mike Pietrantonio, 225; Charlie Mahy, 222; Jennifer Corbin, 221; Deb Foggin, 220; Wayne Langlois, 208; and Adolphus Cumberbatch, 220 and 604 triple with a 163 average.

With a 171 average, Bill Campbell tallied 211 and 200. Earning 200 game awards are Eric Heath, 224, Sean Graglia and Mary Manoff, 214, and Norm Davidson, 200.

For the Burlington Bowl juniors, Shaun Brambley tossed a pair of 222s; Johnathan Posavad, 210; Brianna Crysler, 235, 217 and 205; Connor Higginbottom, 216; Jordan Brambley, 212; Jordan Bernaski, 202; and Drake Craig, an even 200.

For the Skyway juniors, three-year-old Robert Griffin, 36 average, fired a 213 (82, 65, 66) triple and Gage Peterman, also three, with a 32 average, scored a 90 double and 55 game. Laurie Bailey carded a 200 single and a 515 (190) triple and brother Carter, a 453 (179).

HAMILTON TENPIN TRIVIA: Outdoor alleys in Hamilton? Yes, according to the new book, Memories of the Beach Strip, is this reference to them, “Across from the outdoor bowling alley there is a restaurant”. Rumours have outdoor alleys at the corner of Queenston Road and Parkdale Avenue. Canal Bowl, also on the Beach Strip, which started as a dance hall, was torn down in 1981. It was part of the long-gone amusement park.