Marlene Pizzini For the Havre Daily News firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you ready for some bowling? I know our youth bowlers are chomping at the bit to get started. Please be patient, we will start you soon. There are a lot of details that need to be worked out and we are in the process. We will not be taking the extra time to print flyers so be watching here and keeping your ears open for dates and times. League meetings are being held this week in hopes the actual bowling season will begin next week. If you missed your meeting, or would like to join a league, contact the lanes at 265-5885. You may also call me at 265-4664 and I will forward your information to the league secretary. It’s never too late to join in on the fun. Ken is asking everyone to please get to the lanes at least 30 minutes early before bowling the first time so your ball or balls can be cleaned. A new oiler has been purchased, the lanes are spotless, and the machines have been cleaned. They would like to keep it that way. Nearly a year ago, our bowling season at Hi-Line Lanes ended. Some keglers chose to travel to Rudyard and Big Sandy, a lot more chose to call it a year. Big Sandy and Rudyard welcomed our locals, and I reported on their scores (my Tuesday night fix). A few began to travel again this year not knowing if we would have a season. I will continue to do the scores from Rudyard along with our local scores, and if I hear anything from Big Sandy, I will be glad to include them also. I guess you could say I got a slap on the wrist from National last year when I stated their dues would be going up. Guess what they have. USBC has raised adult dues by $2 and kids by $1. Women used to pay $2.25 to state, the men nothing. This has changed as the three organizations have merged. The men will begin paying state dues for the first time. Our women’s association had talked of raising our fees to include national’s raise, but since we will be bowling a short season and not planning on having a city tournament, we will keep them as is. Next year will be a different story. The last time I talked to Shawn Mariani, the men are going to try to keep theirs the same price also. One major rule change is in effect. The new rule book states bowlers’ scores qualify for USBC awards during prebowl and postponements. I believe I have read this rule has been changed to state. They will not qualify for USBC awards. Secretaries it’s something to look into as I will also.
Chris Pappas had the very high game and series of 267 and 672. He also had a 231 on his way to a 903 four-game series. Greg Spinler shot a 246 and 601 and Gordon Standiford shot a 229 and 625. Gary Standiford shot a 238; Todd Langel a 238 and a 592; Monty Groth a 567 and a 580; Dave Herman a 241; Sid Haugen a 595; and Fred Nelson a 570. The women’s highs came from K-Lines. Shirley had a 194 game and Dani a 522 series. Shirley Kline converted a 5-10 and a 5-8-10; Shelly Moss a 5-6-10; and Helen Inabnit a 506.