On Saturday, 30 eager bowlers took to the lanes all with the same objective in mind, to overcome the lane conditions and come out victorious in the annual Hi Line Lanes Challenge. Only one, Roman Surber, a local bowler, survived. Out of the 30 bowlers there was six women who put their skills up against the men and did very well. Two made the top 12 cut, and one, Laine Fitzpatrick, just missed the stepladder. Bowlers came from Cut Bank, Helena, Big Sandy, Harlem and Havre.
STEP-LADDER RESULTS: Game 1: Brandon Berreth 233 and Cody Thompson 180 (5th place). Game 2: Brandon Berreth 167 (4th) and Jacob Anderson 221. Game 3: Jacob Anderson 165 (3rd) and Ival Jackson 194. Game 4: Ival Jackson 204 (2nd) and Roman Surber 233. 6th place Laine Fizpatrick; 7th David Hassa; 8th Chris LaBuda; 9th J. W. Eaton; 10th Ryne LaBuda.
TOURNEY TRAIL: Little’s Lanes are having their annual 40 and Over Classic and 40/90 Doubles Saturday and Sunday, January 7th and 8th. Call for your spot 452-4116.
U.S.B.C. Rule 105 Absentee and Vacancy Scores. (a). Absentee or vacancy scores may be used only when a legal lineup is present. (b). Absentee or vacancy scores may not replace scores bowled by an ineligible player. (c). In a singles league, no vacancy score shall be used. Absentee scores will not be permitted, unless otherwise provided by league rule. (d) A vacancy score is to be used when a team has an incomplete roster. Vacancy scores are subject to the following, unless otherwise provided by league rule: Adult League: (a) The vacancy score shall be 120. (b) In handicap leagues, the handicap must be based on the vacancy score used. Handicap shall not be limited.
TIP OF THE WEEK: Remember lane courtesy. Bowler to the right always has the right away. Also do not drift into someone else’s lane. Stay in your lane going to the foul line and returning.
Junior leagues will resume on Dec. 4.
SUNDAY KEGLERS: S Hamilton 210, 514; K. Surber 242; M. Hamilton 658; The Ultras 877, 2490. SPLITS: G. Hoffman 5-7, 3-10, 6-7-10; D. Hoffman 3-10. 1st Ultras. 500’s & 600’s: L. Fitzpatrick 513; Dave Hoffman 607; K. Surber 607.
MONDAY STRAIGHTAWAY: D. Seidel 234, 758; J. Anderson 244; D. Kinsella 854; Kinsella Auction 623, 2360. 1st Minnow’s Marina.
TUESDAY WOMENS: J. Rodgers 233, 572; Ball Droppers 799, 2275. 1st Tilleman Motor, 2nd Mariani Insurance, 3rd Lucky Strike Casino.
WEDNESDAY MENS: K. Surber 258, 688; Morning Wood 1159, 3215. 1st Tie Diversified Surveying and Havre Ford.
THURSDAY MORNING AND THURSDAY MIXERS: N.A. Happy Thanksgiving.
MONDAY MIXED: M. Spinler 190, 519; D. Hybner 208, 538; Goldstone 844,; Wells Fargo 2420;
TUESDAY HDCP: C. Pappas 233, 598; Heydon Doors 847, Milk River Motors 2370.
WEDNESDAY WOMEN: n/a
200’S & 500’S & 600’S: D. Miller 225; D. Ditmar 215, 586; T. Langel 213, 547; Gordon Standiford 206, 568; D. Jones 525; Gary Standiford 506; M. Strissel 505.
SPLITS: A. Hind 3-10; R. Melby 4-5, 4-7-10; M. Strissel 5-10; M. Spinler 3-10; K. Patrick 3-5-7.
HIGHS FOR THE WEEK: Marjie Spinler 190, 518; Chris Pappas 233, 598.