DiBattista – “Mr. 700” – leads the high rollers


bowleramaAt least 18 triples of 700 or better have been recorded at Bowlerama Stoney Creek and seven belong to Anthony DiBattista. They are 758 (258, 279, 221), 736 (234, 223, 279), 731 (226, 237, 268), 724 (264, 237, 223), 723 (247, 266, 210), 716 (205, 247, 264) and 702 (208, 237, 268).

Just over two years ago DiBattista threw a 299 game at Bowlerama. John Giordano has three 700s, 727 (257, 234, 236), 725 (248, 198, 279) and 713 (231, 223, 259). Valerie Ciach-Link topped 700 twice – 725 (267, 213, 245) and 704 (213, 268, 223) as did John Katz 714 (254, 223, 237) and 708 (274, 198, 236).

Roy Katz, who scored a perfect game 14 months ago, came in with a 707 (256, 234, 217). Greg Schultz, stepped out from behind the counter for a 711 (199, 236, 276) and Gordie Howarth tripped a 709 (234, 230, 245) and spared the “Big Four” split. The 18th 700 came from Brian Yates, 723 (279, 231, 213).

Also at this 24-lane house, Mike Alexander beat his average by three pins each game for a 199 triplicate. With a 155 average, Nicole Raymer tallied a 234 and 206. Sandra Guthrie was plus-66 at 201 and Rick Squires plus-73 at 208. Debbie Whitfield cracked a 524 and Tannia Zullo, 110 average, dealt triples of 500, 415, 406 and 402 with a 188 high game.

Nobby Herchenroder increased his high triple in Westinghouse action when a 712 (257, 196, 259) beat his previous best by 14 pins. Kyle Marquette scored a 610 and Fred Bird an even 600. Super singles included Doug Stickney, 241, Jeff Laing, 244 ,Ed Margueratt, 215, (with 6-7-10 and 4-9-10 split spares), Sheila Moser, 214, and Michelle Anger, 205. And Sean Elley captured a 666 (247), George Reid, 626 (247), and Barb Hollands eased over 200 by five pins with a stunning 205.

Art Oliver Jr. improved every game with 187, 213, 267 and 290 for a 957 set in Jonarc action. William Russell threw 11 in a row for a 279 while Doug Schatz and Steve Smith tallied 277s. Aaron Bouchard whipped a 954 (258, 257), and Crystal Maurer had a 948 (249, 248). Roger Roy spared the 3-7-10 split in VSL action.

In Skyway Monday Knight Ladies play, Karen Nicol and Barb Hollands were competing against each other and seconds apart they both spared the 5-7 split.

In Skyway Little Rebels play, Norman Walton, 59 average, improved from a 229 (80, 80, 69) to a 264 (106, 78, 80). C.J. Burnison zapped a 260 (94) with a 47 average and Ethan Methol 240 (96) with a 41 average.

Highlighting Burlington Bowl were Chipper Cox, 675 with a 255, Rob May, 629 with a 257 one week and then a 759 (259, 265, 235) the next week. Excellent singles came from John Neskovic, 246, Leo Puzinas, 225, Paul Gibson, 223, Tom McFadden, 215, Kevin Reid, 213, and Brad Ireland, Angela Fraser and Monica Cunningham, with 203s, and Peter Winstanley, 208 and 203 for a 586. With a 141 average, Jim Fenbow cleaned up with a 220 game and 507 triple.

John Conti reports these Hamilton results from the Provincial round of the Youth Challenge Five-Pin Tournament. Both the mixed and men’s teams qualified in second round play and in the playoffs both won a bronze medal. The ladies team placed fifth. During the qualifying round, all bowlers were trying for the Ontario All Star Team using their six game scores and the top three men and ladies will represent Southern Ontario at the Canadian Championships in Quebec next month. Qualifying on the Sothern Ontario team are Ross Varlow with a 279 average and Dan Anderson, a 258 average.

In five-pin league play at Sherwood, top triples are Mitch Davies, 911, Eric Milne, 869, Dave Birkby, 845, Eric Ridgeway, 841, John Conti, 832, and Martin Talbot, 822. Chantal Papineau topped the single parade with a 401 followed by Aaron Depoorter and Mike Forester, 361, Jay Berryman, 355, and Jeff Forester, 354.

TENPIN TRIVIA

Chuck Griffin in Las Vegas threw 11 strikes in a row, then his pacemaker acted up. He was allowed to finish the following week but left up two pins for a 298.

Jim Graham of Detroit rolled one strike, then the power went out and one week later he completed a 300 game with 11 more strikes.

During a recent Hawaiian vacation, U.S. President Barack Obama went bowling with the family. Former President Richard Nixon averaged 160 on the White House lanes.

A South Carolina man rolled two channel balls, then 11 strikes in a row for a 270.