Five youth teams carry city’s colours into Five Pin Provincials

Ed Margueratt has tied his all-time high single of 278 with a 10 strike performance in the Westinghouse League at Skyway Lanes. He started his third game with five strikes, a 10-pin spare, another five strikes and a last ball nine count for the 278 and a 682 (171, 233, 278) triple. His team of Michelle Anger, 233, Art Oliver Jr., 214, Ron Elliott, 203, and Jim Margueratt also fired a 1,072 scratch game with Anger’s 233 a new women’s high single, topping Sheila Moser’s 222.

Nobby Herchenroder tallied a 645 with a 245 high and later that day Sean Elley dealt a 246. High averages are held by the husband and wife team of Nobby and Brenda Herchenroder at 198 and 165.

June Najbor reports that in Skyway Sunday juniors play, Shawna Prieur, 150 average, tallied a 531 (182); Joey Ransom, 128 average, had a 422 (156); Brett Starrs was plus 40 at 173; and Nick Wolfe, 118 average, scored with a 151 game. Brooke Nelson was plus 50 at 306, Ethan Bodden, plus 56 at 278, and Lindsay Pearce beat her 57 average every game for the second week in a row with 71, 68 and 72 for a 211.

At University Lanes, Bill Forester reports that Cameron Thomson, 38 average, tripped a 102 double with a 59 game; Michael Grisdale, with a 53 average, posted a 169 double with a 94 game; and Drew McGillion, 33 average, had a 112 double and 79 game.

At Prime Time Bowling, where Vic Riding is the new league co-ordinator, Russell Ross was high at 689 (257) followed by Dave Rombough’s 656 (248) and Terry Tuck’s 639 (226). Jerry Weninger was plus 104 at 569 with a 233 high followed by Mike Olexiuk, 219, Phil Vousden, 206, and Rod Appleby (137 average) 519 with a 191.

Amanda Lupton has moved from Prime Time to the new bowling centre in Milton, Champs Entertainment, set to open soon at 300 Bronte Rd.

Highlights from Burlington Bowl included Gary Hyde, 705 (266); Mannix Dallaire, 682 (249); John Haywood, 676 (255); Art Davies, 633 (234); and beating their averages by over 50 pins were Allan Gowing, 221, Sandy McKeown, 217, Eddie Gravelle, 213, and Marie Nunn, 192. Don Sprott, 129 average, tallied a 203 and Paul Gibson scored a 258.

Oz Harris, who fired a 299 game at age 75, has passed away at age 88. He was our oldest bowler with an honour score. He always remarked about the wobbly two pin that refused to fall.

John Conti reports that Hamilton is represented by three teams at the Youth Challenge Five Pin Provincial Championships in Oshawa. On the men’s team, coached by Bob Walters, are Dan Hamilton, Colin Busse, David Helwig, and Nolan and Marshall Hanigan. The ladies team, coached by Ian Wilson, is Jocelyn Forster, Richelle Eberhardt, Lia Conti, Ashley Macdonald and Melanie Moser. Norm Macdonald coaches the mixed team of Brad Visser, Dan Anderson, Jesse Forster, Caitlin Carter and Mallory Binns.

HAMILTON TENPIN TRIVIA: Super singles 10 years ago were Sam Gualtieri, 299 and 290; Klaus Herchenroder, 287; Walt Kronschnabl, 284; Bill Rowe, 279; Angelo Delry, 278; and Jim Margueratt, 257. In five pin play, Darryl Holditch dealt a 415 at Roseland Bowl in Burlington.