Lewis adds a 297 to his resume


bowling_alleyMatthew Lewis has three perfect games, two 800 triples (837 and 810), a 299, and now he has a 297 game in Jonarc action at Skyway Lanes.

After 11 strikes, a high hit left up the three, six and ten pins for the 297. A 213 fourth game gave Lewis a 991 (266, 215, 297, 213) set. The 297 is the second in the league this season with Scott Grunau having the other. How rare is the 297 game? There have been at least 31 of them compared with 82 games of 298, 168 games of 299 and 369 perfect games.

With only 10 perfect games so far this season, the area is on pace for the lowest total since 12 were recorded in 2005. Four years ago there were 33. The last 300 came in mid-January this year.

In other Jonarc action, Aaron Bouchard missed his third 800 triple by one slim pin with 269, 262 and 268 games for 799. A 253 finale gave this super secretary a 1,052 set. His pair of 800s are 829 and 810. Ryan Dickenson blasted a 980 (256, 241, 255, 228), Steve Smith had a 943 (238, 225, 221, 259), Lionel Lewis rolled 957 (245, 269, 244, 199) and super singles included Doug Schatz, 279, Bill Lishinski, 276 and 261, Wayne Clark, 268, and Steve Smith, 267.

All five Herchenroders were the best in Westinghouse play as Mark dealt a 225, Nobby had a 217 and 656 triple, Dylan hit for 214, Klaus rolled 210, and Brenda hit for 204. Also, Kyle Marquette grooved a 639 (229), Doug Stickney had a 596 (225), and one week after Ed Margueratt posted a 671 (233, 213, 225), he pitched a 255 and spared the 2-4-8-10 split.

A former league member, Ted Banisch, has passed away at 74. Happy Gang strike makers were Jayme Allen, 647 (234); George Reid, 225; and Sean Elley, 219. Ron Brown spared the difficult 7-10 split and for the juniors, Carter Bailey a pair of 594 triples with a 243 single, Alexander Amey was a plus 83 at 213, and MacKenzie Leitch, with an 86 average, rolled a 344 triple with a 133 single.

For the VSL men, Chuck Ellis smashed a 255.

Barb and Wanda report from Skyway that Brian Ward had a 739 (235, 236, 268); Steve Babic posted a 690 (217, 256, 217); Pat Elo had a 683 (236, 224, 223); Bruce Todd scored a 558 with a stunning 259; Harry Hikida showed a 555 (211); Kerry fellows had a 527 (225); June Najbor hit for 496 (198); and Crystal Ingram had a 479 (185).

Burlington Bowl saw Michael Braet ease over 700 with 245, 208, and 256 games for 709. Dave Frizzell scored a 632 (250), George Mawhinney was good for 612 (223, 220); Gary Trute had a 596 (215); Mike Pietrantonio hit a 593 (232); Bruce Turnbull rolled a 580 (214); and Ed Cockburn showed a 570 with a pair of 200s. Fine singles included Linda Roberts, 217, Joey Dellaire, 213, Todd Hevenor, 204, Bob Smithand Meaghan Harper, 201s, Sophie Turnbull, 197, Larry McSherry, two 192s, Shirley Payne, plus 50 at 173, Aidan Cumming, plus 90 with a 410 triple, Johnathan Harper, plus 61 with a 345 triple, and Glynis Crochetiere, plus 45 with a 150 game.

June reports from the Skyway juniors that Christine Johnston tripped a 593 with a 216 high. Shelbie Smith-Rizzi was 50 pins over her average with triples of 273 (93, 92, 88) and 274 (83, 80, 111).

Pete Weber has won his 10th major title on the Pro Bowlers Tour by defeating Jason Belmonte 224 to 179. It is his 37th overall PBA title, tied with Norm Duke and behind Walter Ray Williams at 47 and Earl Anthony at 43. At age 50, he is the oldest to win a major title.

HAMILTON TENPIN TRIVIA

The provincial championships are set for Burlington Bowl next month. The last two times they were held there the turnouts were 508 teams in 1987 and 251 teams in 1993 where Danny Downs of Hamilton won the scratch all-events with a 228 average which included a 740 triple and 280 single. Walter Downey won the handicap singles by seven pins over Lionel Lewis Jr., Paul Landry, 160 average, fired 142, 170, and a near perfect 299 game. The only 300 at now-gone Oakville Bowlerama was Tim Curry’s in 1984, and the first 700 at now-closed Burl Oak Bowl was a 722 (269, 249, 204) by Randy Ireland in 1985.