Marc Worotny of Burlington has rolled the first 298 game of the season at Skyway Lanes. With his 192 average, he left the three and six pins after 11 strikes for the 298 and a Canadian Tenpin Federation Century Award. Then 206 and 175 efforts left him with a 679 triple, followed by a 170 for an 849 set. Mick Anderer and Bryce Tyler had the only 298s last season.
Four years ago at the Lilac No-Tap Tournament in Rochester, with his then-179 average, Worotny claimed the top prize of $3,000 with a 976 total for a 58 pin win. He started with a pair of no-tap 300 games, then a 268 for an 868 scratch total and 976 with handicap. Worotny also placed ninth in no-tap doubles with Jason Lucas and pocketed an additional $125.
June Najbor reports from the Skyway juniors that Davina Clark was plus 40 with a strong 102, Ashley Nelson was plus 24 at 142, Preston MacDonald had plus 27 with an 82, Caydence Meier was 22 over with a 74 game, and Drake Kotecki improved on his 87 average every game with 95, 100 and 134 for a 329. Ethan Bodden beat his 43 average twice with games of 69 and 68 while back again is Preston MacDonald with a 201 triple with his 54 average.
Jim Hollands reports in P & G play at Skyway that Anderer dealt a 660 (226, 203, 231), Stephen Osborne had 470 (162), Charlie Blair rolled 447 (166), and Linda Steplock scored with 430 (153). Harry Hikida rolled a 186 clean game, Kerry Fellows was plus 57 with a big 201, and super games came from Paul Ward (255) and Bruce Todd and Mark Winger (243).
Star Lanes action saw Samantha Dee earn a CTF Century Award for her brilliant 229 game which was 101 pins over her average. Then a 178 game lifted her to a 550 triple. Floretta Hill surpassed her 159 average every game with 202, 182, 170 for a 550 and Kathy Poirier was plus 50 with a 130 game.
Burlington Bowl junior play saw Brianna Chrysler drive her way to a 619 (224, 221, 174), Ben Lynes was consistent with 174, 175, 175 for a 524, and Michael Williams a plus 85 with a 213 single.
For the adults in Thursday action, Scott Lilley was another Century Award winner, going 104 pins over with a super 228 game. Rick Fumerton stirred a 222, Greg Miller, 220, Paul Gibson, 220 and 201, James Bell, 201, Mary O’Loughlin, 181 and 180, and Kathron Hann 146, 151 and 145 for a 442.
For the Monday night V.S.L. group at Skyway, a trio of 600s highlighted play: Mike Ellis, 639 (245, 206); Derek Hannah, 616 (233, 200); and Ed Margueratt, 604 (225, 200). Jeff Fraser was plus 65 with a 190 and Sylvester Salve was plus 45 at 180. A tight battle for high average is underway between Ellis and Margueratt at 198. In Jonarc action, Lionel Lewis Jr. dealt a 996 set and recorded his 14th sanctioned conversion of the seven-ten split. In Lionel’s words, he “ crushed” the split. Matt Lewis had a 937 and Steve Smith a 900.
Hamilton has lost two former local bowlers: Sandy Thorpe, wife of Jack, passed away in Whitby, and Liz Lambert, mother of George Lambert the fourth, passed away in England. Sandy was the mother of Jo-Ann, Paul, Ric, Ron, and Lisa. Liz was the mother of George, St. Charles Illinois, and Melinda of Welland. A celebration of life will be held for Liz in the spring.
HAMILTON TENPIN TRIVIA
With 2014 here, here is what happened one year ago when 2013 made its appearance: Amanda Lupton and Deric Curley fired 290s, Ed Margueratt and Jim Morrison had 279s, Conrad Merkir and Russ Selkirk had 276s and Dylan Herchenroder, 263. In 1982 Al Tone rolled four no-tap 300 games in a row at Hamilton Mountain Bowl. In 1995, Lionel Lewis and Linda Thompson won gold medals at a Miami tournament. In 2006 Sam Gualtieri needed time to warm up as after a 122 and then blasted games of 263, 278, 226 and not in Hamilton, but in Las Vegas at the Palms which has a Kingpin Suite with two bowling lanes. It’s yours for only $10,000 a night.