A three-peat for 11 strikes in a row


skywaylanesA trio of Skyway bowlers – Amanda Lupton, Deric Curley and Ed Margueratt – have the recent distinction of rolling 11 straight strikes. In the Jonarc Classic league, Lupton and Curley both fired 290s and in Westinghouse play, Margueratt a dealt a 279. Lupton started with the 290, then slipped to 160, 194, and 148 for a 792 set. After an open first frame, Margueratt threw 11 straight strikes for the 279, his second highest game of all time behind a 300 last March. He also has a pair of 278s and a 277. The 696 triple (235, 182, 279) followed trios of 691 (236, 225, 230), 649 (268) and 666 (242) in VSL action at Skyway.

Also in Jonarc play, top sets were Scott Grunau 981 (268, 255), Travis Cauley 969 (247), Conrad Merkir 967 (276, 259), Wayne Clark Jr., 962 (265, 258, 256) and Shawn Anderson 939 (247) with super singles by Lionel Lewis, 277, Steve Smith 279, and Marc Worotny, 267. Sunday night play saw Chris Hicks blast a 692 (248, 239) and strong singles from Brian Ward, 248, Tracey Rooke, 245, Jody Horrelt, 237, Ed Podmokly, 235, and Brenda Copeland, 234. The Herchenroder brothers, Nobby and Marcus, had 230 and 224 respectively.

Reliable Barb Hollands reports mistakes in P&G scores. They should have been: Bill Lucas, 671 (255); Tracey Rooke, 621 (257); Bruce Todd, 612 (245); and Frank Bartlett, 511 (207). Junior scores from June Najbor include: Joey Ransom, 207; P.J. Cheyenne-Miller, 184; Brook Nelson plus 42 at 157; Shelbie Smith-Rizzi, 110 with a 64 average; and 4-year-old Allan Nelson, 79, with a 44 average.

From Splitsville, Christine Johnston had a consistent 807 (191, 224, 201, 191).

In Thirsty Thursday action at Burlington Bowl, super singles included: Fred Renaud, 230, Duncan Robson, 219, Bea Keays, 214, Anne Robson, 213, Don Craig, 212, Peter Samborsky, 210, Kevin Reid, 209, Allan Gowling, 206, Jan Jacobsen, 206, and 201, Sharon Mosher and David Roick, 205, Sophie Turnbull and Greg Salo, 204, Joey Welling, 202, Leo Puzinas and George Knox, 201, and Jeremy Fletcher an even 200.

Well over 600 were Corey Maillet, 690 (261), Mannix Dellaire, 674 (266), Joey Welling, 670, Dan Lowry, 632 (252), and easing over 600 by one pin was Brad Ireland (227). Dianne Humphrey more than doubled her 99 average with an award winning 202 game. Doing well in Wednesday Early Mixed play were, Norma Walter, 206, Ron Crabbe, 200, Betty Franey, 197 and Jim Nowlan, 188.

In Tuesday late mixed action, Rudy Pasalic had 660 (214, 212, 234), Norm Davidson posted a 219, Ken Brochu had a 204 and Gary Trute scored a 550 triple.

New Hamilton Association Director, Jim Morrison reports that he and Harold Jacques tied with 279 games.

Hazel McLeary, the only Canadian in the United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame, has officially retired from her duties with the Canadian Tenpin Federation after 45 years. She has travelled to 63 countries, 49 states (missed Arkansas), and nine provinces (missed Newfoundland).

HAMILTON TENPIN TRIVIA

When First United Church at King and Wellington streets, was completed 100 years ago, it featured a fill size gymnasium and an indoor bowling alley. It was destroyed by fire in 1969 and is now the home to Hamilton’s First Place.

To start off the year 2000…

  • John Dowell rolled 17 strikes in a row for games of 258 and 256.
  • Jayson Legg rolled 23 strikes in a row for games of 290 and 300. Wendell Harrison beat his high game of 299 with a 300.
  • George Lambert was second at the Las Vegas Invitational.
  • Brenda Campbell missed her seventh 1000 triple in five-pin play by one pin with a 999 (369, 297, 333) and Bruce Hendsby was one pin better at an even 1000 (321, 291, 388).
  • After a hole-in-one the previous year at Southbrook, Derek Hannah tripped a 300 at Skyway Lanes.