Stevens doesn’t wait long for second ace


Jason Stevens so much enjoyed rolling his first-ever perfect game, that he matched it one week later.

Stevens, who has a 200 average, rolled his 300 ace, a 243 and 235 for a 778 triple, and added a 160 for a 938 series. In his next outing, he again started with the 300, followed by 270 and 229 for a 799 triple. A 219 finale gave him an 1,018 series.

After only a pair of 300s were recorded in the first four months of the season, 13 have since been added for a total of 15. Coming close to number 16 was Len Garinger Jr., at Star Lanes. But a stubborn tenpin stood up for his 299 game. In
between games of 171 and 170, Ted Ranger threw a 290 at Skyway Lanes for a 631 triple.

Along with Stevens’ 300 last week, big singles in Jonarc play were Travis Cauley, 279, Bill Lishinski, 269, and John Giordano, 267.

In Westinghouse action, Jim Margueratt just missed his first 600 in a while as he finished with a 220 for 597. Also at Skyway, Brent Andrecyk threw a 279, Jayme Allen a 268, Tracey Rooke a 234, and George Reid, a 224.

In VSL play, Frances Earl rolled her high game of the season, a 187.

Burlington Bowl play saw Marcel Barrette, 656 (233), Cindy Parkin, 630 (245), and super singles by Snoopy Corbin, 256, Lou Spencer, 222 with a 154 average, Matt Saldanha, 213 with a 120 average, Doreen Ramsey, 214, Marg Haley 207, Betty Nowlan, 203, Jim Nowlan, 208, and Gail Lipnicky 203.

At Bowlerama in Stoney Creek, fantastic 700 triples have been fired by Anthony DiBattista, 781(255, 259, 267) and 720 (268, 217, 235); Corey Raymer, 755 (225, 252, 278), 709 (278, 227, 204), and 700 (208, 246, 246); Brian Yates 715 (254, 269, 192); Roy Katz, 721 (210, 268, 243) and 710 (267, 201, 242, and Mike Alexander 718 (217, 234, 267). Fine singles are Pete Vojic 255 and 247, Dave Stevenson, 246, and Lou Prtenjak, 233. Tannia Zullo failed to bowl her 106 average in all three games but she was consistent with three consecutive games of an even 100. One month later she was plus 135 with a 456 (161) triple. Jenny Katz dealt a pair of 600’s, 629 (213) and 604 (246).

From Whitehorse Lanes comes these big scores: Bob Henhawk, 150 average, used a 232 game to score a 559 triple. Gary Jones eased over 600 by 10 pins with a 232 effort. George Feere finished strong with a 229 for a 557.

With 200 game awards at Burlington Bowl are Pat Price, 224, Berniece Gowing, 213, Kim McEwan, 212, Angela Fraser, 202, Sophie Turnbull, Julie Graci and Carrie Janisse an even 200. Awards for tripping 500s at Burlington Bowl go to Kelly Craig, 535, Donna Lowry, 525, Sandra Chrysler, 520, JoAnne Knox, 515, Doreen Hyde, 505 (213), Mary Ann Ellwood, 505, and Cathy Watson, a 203 for 542. Nancy Drimmie finished strong with 205 and 210 for a 575.

The 20th sanctioned perfect 900 triple has been dealt by a Rochester man. The first 900 was 15 years ago and number 19 was fired 15 months ago.

To prove how bowling participation has dropped off in the U.S., Dearborn Michigan, which once boosted 10 houses, is now down to one.

Champs Entertainment Centre in Milton is now open with 20 tenpin lanes, six of which are in a private room.

HAMILTON BOWLING TRIVIA: Sportsman Lanes on Charlton Ave., where Tom Dixon rolled a 450 game in 1982, is scheduled to be torn down within one year. Bowling disappeared years ago and it is now home to a limo company, ambulance parking and a cab company. When Mike Bleses rolled a 450 at Waterdown Lanes in 2006, he had 18 strikes in a row. The only 700 triple in tenpins of the 1972-73 season was a 716 by Walt Zarycki. Andy Toth was on the All Star team of the Canadian Professional Bowlers in 1964-65. Mohawk Lanes, in use from 1956 to 1984, are now apartments.