After a 300 game at Skyway Lanes by Travis Cauley, the next three local perfect games, plus a 299, were turned in at Brantford’s Star Lanes. Jeff Easton followed a 225 with his 300, his second of 2012, then added a 199 for a 724 triple.
The next perfect men were Len Garinger Jr., with his second, and Richard Parker, with his fourth. Coming up one pin short with a 299 was Russell Dee, his first honour score. Not to be left out was Cauley who fired 11 strikes in a row for a 290 game and 1,024 (267, 209, 290, 258) at Skyway.
On the way to last season’s total of 17 perfect games, only two were recorded in the first half of the season.
After the trio at Star, Mick Anderer put Skyway back in the mix with his second 300 in a 745 (243, 300, 202) triple in City tenpin play. In the 2010-11 season, a man tallied two 300 games in Friday action at Skyway. Last week the same man tripped games of 279, 243 and 299 for an 821 triple, but the league is unsanctioned and receives no official recognition
While there have been 346 perfect games in sanctioned competition, there have been at least 60 bowled in unsanctioned leagues or tournaments.
Only one big game from Splitsville and that is a 279 by Bill “The Bowler” Hicks.
Kristy Toth was on top of her game in P&G action at Skyway as she finished strong with a 248 for a 618 triple. Features from the Happy Gang bunch included, Sean Elley, 630 (234), George Reid, 611 (226), Pat Berg, 178, and Veronica Berg, 176.
In Westinghouse play, highlights included Ed Margueratt, 633 (237), and Dylan Herchenroder, 257.
A new high single for the VSL belongs to Chuck Ellis at 265 while Derek Hannah collected a 234.
In Sunday Night Mixed play, Mark Ward had a 672 (267) and a 268 single, while John Burke blasted a 686 (256, 233).
At Burlington Bowl, Catharine Rowe cranked a 714 (256, 236, 222), John Stanisz had a 629 (252), Scott Charles rolled 625 (268), Ron Link showed 608 (228, 223), and Debbie Fawcett posted a 583 (217). With 200 games were Joey Welling, 233, George Knox, 226, Sandra Cox, 225, Doug Miller, 220 and 210, Sue Oxoby, 212, Mary O’Loughlin, 209, and with 200s were Jenny Davey and Carol Goosens.
With a 103 average, Pam Okhiro dealt a 153; Peter Winstanley, 138 average had a 186; Pam Miller and her 127 average hit for a 179; and Bernice Lillies with a 115 average posted a 425 triple with a 151 game. Linda Gamelin scored a 133 triplicate, Betty Franey had a 212 clean game; Sue Humber rolled a 182 all spare game; and with games over 200 were Cindy Parkin and Jason Landry, 230s; Larry Doucet, 226; Adam Turner, 214, Ralph Bryant, 211; Wayne Langlois, 205; and Zvonka Cunko, 202.
In Burlington Bowl junior action, Brianne Crysler was consistent with games of 188, 189, 188’ Jonathan Posavad finished with 214 and 214 for a 610; Dylan Stewart with a 121 average, had 464 (183); Aaron Cockburn was plus 50 at 180; Jordan Bernaski was plus 58 at 203; and Ben Lynes was plus 51 at 186.
HAMILTON BOWLING HISTORY
In 1987 Linda Thompson, 23, rolled her first of two 300 games at Burlington Bowl and Kevin Kartonchik, 17, bagged a 714 (289) at Skyway. In five pin news, Albert DeCarlo Jr., pitched a 440 at Sportsman, Roy Vanderwal had a 410 at Waterdown and Neil Harrison of Toronto smoked a 1,137 (408, 403, 326) at Sherwood.
Before Connie Dreher became Connie Ward she flipped a 386 at Sportsman. Blanche Hill, 96, rolled 229 and 211 at Bar Don. Wilf Barlow, 86, who opened Bar Don Lanes in 1950, passed away. He called the lanes The Home of Champions. And Pat Lancaster, who bowled both five and ten pins with two artificial legs, passed away.