- February 13, 2003
Mike led his Holgate Metal Fab team to a so-so 3180 team handicap
series with a dominant 816 scratch series.
I’m not sure but I’d bet a buck and a quarter that this is the
first 800 series shot by a left-hander at Hamler Lanes.
It couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.
I’ve bowled against Mike numerous times and always looked forward
to the challenge. Mike’s
the type of guy that’s always quick with a laugh whether he’s shooting
260 or 160. Congrats to my
good friend. Hats off to ya’,
While Mike’s achievement was outstanding, Jason Horner took the
all-events lead on the same squad. This
hard chucking lefty (gheesh, another one) blew away his incoming 171
average by fashioning an awesome 698 scratch series.
With his 124 pins handicap Jason scored an 822 handicap series.
Nice shooting, J. The
all events leaders going into this weekend’s competition are as follows
(starting with third place): Jerry Drewes-796; Jeremiah Westhoven-781; Tim
Hockman-770; Ron Gable-762; Spencer Niese-749.
Geritol Bill’s Boys took a commanding lead Saturday with their
3504 handicap team series. Led by Denny Boyer’s (212 avg) 711 series, Botjer’s boys
showed how to do it with team consistency.
Grandpa Bill Botjer (216 avg) stroked a 710 series in the anchor
spot with fourth man Martin Kinder (209 avg) throwing the teams third 700
with 706. Jim “Beav”
Beaverson (219 avg) contributed a strong 656 series while lefty Scott
Burkey (197 avg) shot a 602. That’s
strong shooting, guys, and a tough score to beat indeed.
Hoops Trucking slid into the second high team slot Sunday using
another formula. Take four
guys with a high handicap and add one of the best tournament shooters ever
seen in Henry County as the anchor. Stir well and heat to pin busting temperature.
After three hours you get a 3409.
Lead-off man Daryl Fintel (178) set the pace with a 597 series and
was plus 63. Ben Bostelman (161) struggled to a 456 but Bill Hoops (157)
picked him up with his 531 number, plus 60 pins.
Keith Rosebrook (140) did his job with a 479 series putting him
plus 59. Last but not least
tournament buster Dan Hall (214) kept his reputation intact with his 709
series and putting him at plus 67 for the day.
Other teams on the leader board, from third to seventh are: Harry
Von Deylan John Deere-3397; Imbrock Pheasant Farms-3396; Hoops Accounting
#84-3377; Kline’s-3355; Hamler Air Tech-3322.
There are two squads remaining before the tournament’s
completion. Friday’s 7 pm
is full but a couple of spots remain on Saturday’s noon squad. Contact Clare Valley, Jon Hoops or Pat Yocom if you want to
Other happenings this week included Linda Welch shooting her first
ever 600 series on the Ball & Chain League Saturday night.
HCWBA’s newest 600 club member achieved her merit with games of
189-219-197 for her 605 series. Rick
Caudill, in the same league, threw an initial 11 strikes in game three but
tugged the last ball while finishing with a 298 score and an awesome 792
series. This followed a 732
series in which he shot just three hours earlier in the Saturday Nite
Mixed league. Doug Upell also
scored well in the B & C league with a first game 290 score, throwing
his last 11 strikes for his award score. Laura’s going to be one busy secretary filling out award
forms this week.