By Marlene Pizzini
"There are probably a dozen great bowling instructors in the country. Isn't it strange that your league seems to have 11 of the 12."
The pots took another beating Saturday night at the hands of Kathy Johnson and Shawn Mariani, just to name a few. Ken Erickson collected $50 for picking the "Big 4" split. After the handfuls of cash had been grabbed, Jackpot Gary was left with strike, $255, pill $123, and YABA $295. TOGA! TOGA! TOGA! Wear your bedding and bowl for half price this Saturday night at 8.
At this time, Sunday, 3-5, there has not been a big response to the idea of d/s in the City Tourney. I will wait one more week. LADIES if you wish to bowl, sign the sheet at the desk or there will be no shifts!!!
The final stop of the Bud Traveling League took place Sunday at Choteau. A&K Lanes played host to 33 entrants for twelve hours before seeing their own, John Noid, capture first place. Mike Christianson of Conrad was second, Ed Thompson of Choteau third, Tim LaBuda, Great Falls, fourth, and Ray Schmidt of Choteau, fifth. Brett Antley finished in tenth but made a good attempt on some very dry conditions.
Rick Cummings of Great Falls and Donna Vaughn of Conrad scored the high series of the schedule, a 727 and 663 respectively. Most improved over the stops were Cindy Vandenberg and Mike Christianson of Conrad.
Cut Bank, Belt and Great Falls have shown interest in joining the league next fall. But this is one kegler who can't wait for this season to be over, so I'll talk about that then!
I have received info on a Hdcp Doubles Tourney; Phantom Game Tourney; and the annual NIBC & NWBT Tourneys. If you would like to know more about these, contact me. Be forewarned: bowlers must wear appropriate attire, shirts with sponsors name or bowlers name are encouraged. No Hats or Caps! No tank tops, beach wear, sweats, t-shirts, short shorts, overalls, or athletic shirts will be allowed. Kinda leaves a lot of us out of it, huh?
The Jr/Adult Hdcp Tourney took place over the weekend with Tyler and Robin Meyers capturing first in the Preps with 1301. Julie and Skip Owens 1284 was second followed by Katon and Wendy Gerky 1239; Tyler and Bruce Lam 1234; and Dustin and Kory Gerky 1223. Tabitha and Gordy Meyers topped the Bantams with 848 and Tyler Galbavy and Kristy Otto were next with 797. Keeping in tune with the Myers Rick Myers and Greg Mapes took the top spot of the Junior division with 1294. Brandon and Dennis Morse's 1235; and Eric Fanning and Gary Hillson 1099. The Majors were won by Trisha Keeler and Art Olson with a 1276. Sarah Cowan and Shane Mariani had a 1255; Jason Keeler and Greg Kardell 1240; Kyle Fanning and Dewey Sloan 1234; and Marcia Stratton and Joe White 1208.
Tyler Myers, who averages 100, rolled a 191 game and Marcia Stratton with a 156, rolled a 598. Art Olson converted the "Big 4" and eve McIntosh had a 232 for the adults. Thanks to Robin Myers for taking down the stats for me and Dewey "Slotn" for delivering them.
Marcia Stratton had highs of 183, 189 and a 4gm of 684 on the One on One. Trisha Keeler hit a 163; Chris Walin a 185, 182; Chris McIntosh 179; and Russell McIntosh a 160. Eric Lipp had games of 218, 200, a 585 and 733 4gm and Jason Keeler a 182, 708 4gm.
Tyler Galbavy earned a 140gm award and a 350 3gm when he rolled a 149, 356. His 149 and 207 were high for the Bantams as well as Sara Lofuts' 70 and 123. Prep highs were a 151, 347 by Cody VanSlyke; 133, 371 from Seth Jensen; and Kristi Hollingshead's 204, 467. Kristi received a 200gm award for her 204 (+92) and a 450 3gm for her 467 (+131). Aaron Hanson earned a 120gm, 300 3gm for his 132, 308; Jeanna Collom an 80gm, 200 3gm for her 93, 200; and Stephanie Keeley a 250 3gm for her 264. Junior highs were Taima Holzhausen's 162, 362 and Grant Neuens' 167, 363 for which both earned 160gm awards. Shane Boucher earned a 350 3gm for his 357. Trisha Keeler led the Major gals with her 170, 412 and the guys' highs were a 233, 577 by Brandon Komrosky and Kyle Austin's 205, 578.
Ann Ramsay has a b-day tomorrow! Sharnai Hamilton and "Judge" Carol Chagnon gain one on the 10th; and Jean Grandberg the 13th.
Wendy Sieglock and Sue Galle picked 5-7s; Bob Kinsella 6-7; Gwen Walin, Kandi Burrington and Patty 5-10s; Mike Smith 6-7-10; Anita Powers 2-7; Dave Dorr 3-6-7-10; Todd Donoven 3-7 and 3-7-10; and Apple Brown 5-6.
Wendy Gerky and Tracy Schend share high game honors with 225s and Pegi Hamaoka's 607 was the series. Wendy had a 598 and Tracy a 559. Karia Gerky shot a 210, 593; Julie Hamblock 583; and Candy Lipp 561.
Randy Randolph and Bob Blazer both had 257s on the men's side, Mike Sherrill had the high series of 686. Bob shot a 612 and Mike hit a 253. Shawn Mariani had a 256, 247, 665, 683, 604; Ryan Mapes 246, 676; Jim Evans 248; Bill Evans 251; and Kurt Gerky 243, 607, 649. "6" shooters: Art Olson 600; Hoss Loendorf 605 and 653; Kory Gerky 653; Mark Aspevig 633; Dusty Kline 656; Shawn Holden 605; Dave Wolf 604; Barry Zanto 603; Brett Antley 616; and Terry Grant 633.
The high 4 game series was an 826 by Mike Sherrill. Hoss Loendorf had the only other series of 800, an 819.
WOMEN'S 200s, 525s, 725s: Vicki Clark 205, 532; Sharnai Hamilton 201; Pegi Hamaoka 202, 607; Sylvia Hansen 205; Julie Hamblock 202, 208, 583, 735; June Erickson 202; Dixie Evans 208; Karia Gerky 210, 593; Wendy Gerky 202, 225, 203, 298, 542; Tracy Schend 225, 559; Cathy Brown 538; Julie Mariani 540; Anita Powers 526; Lana Herman 525; Candy Lipp 561.
MEN'S 225s, 575s, 750s: Shawn Mariani 256, 227, 236, 247, 665, 683, 718, 604; Art Olson 600; Shawn Holden 605; John Clark 585; Ryan Mapes 246, 676; Mike Hamilton 235, 577, 599; Randy Randolph 257; Mike Sherrill 232, 253, 686, 826; Bob Blazer 257, 612, 771; Hoss Loendorf 225, 605, 819, 653; Errol Shulund 226; Chris Young 237, 598; Jim Evans 248; Bill Evans 251; Kurt Gerky 243, 231, 607, 798, 649, 595; Kory Gerky 234, 653; Mark Aspevig 237, 633; Dusty Kline 233, 656; Dave Dorr 234, 588; Jim 235; Lorin Teske 586, 787; Dave Wolf 589, 790, 604; Greg Mapes 759; Jim Hoines 579, 770; Bob Ingram 770; Barry Zanto 603; Brett Antley 616; Don Jones 592; Terry Grant 633; Leo Miller 588; Shawn Burrington 592.
SUNDAY KEGLERS High team game: Creative Leisure 902; High team series: Simply You'Nique 2550; High women's game: Pegi Hamoaka 214; High women's series Pegi Hamoaka 562; High men's game: Shawn Mariani 278; High men's series: Shawn Mariani 729; Team Standings: 1. Simply You'Nique; 2. Holden's Hot Wheels; 3. Lucky Strike Casino; 4. VR Beauty Supply
WOMEN'S CITY High team game: Stellar Computers 822; High team series: Oxford Bar 2364; High women's game: Karia Gerky 210; High women's series: Karia Gerky 593; Team Standings: 1. Baker Amusement; 2. Master Sports; 3. Mariani Ins.; 4. Floren's Hill County Printing; 5. Kar Klinic/Makin Waves
WEDNESDAY MEN'S CITY (10-22) High team game: Bullhook Bottoms 1141; High team series: Andy's Supper Club 3125; High men's game: William Evans 251; High men's series: Dusty Kline 656; Team Standings: 1. Andy's Supper Club; 2. Bullhook Bottoms; 3. Stromberg's Sinclair; 4. North Star Dodge; 5. Cross Enterprises
THURSDAY HOUSEWIVES High team game: VR Hair Const. 651; High team series: VR Hair Const. 1852; High women's game: Apple Brown 191; High women's series: Anita Powers 526; Team Standings: 1. McLean's Grocery; 2. BNSF Diesel Shop; 3. VR Hair Const.; 4. Golden Triangle Seeds; 5. JM Donoven Designs
THURSDAY MIXERS High team game: Watson Trucking 877; High team series: Watson Trucking 2531; High women's game: Sylvia Hansen 195; High women's series: Sylvia Hansen 554; High men's game: Frank Christian 225; High men's series: Doug Watson 566; Team Standings: 1. PJ's Casino; 2. Watson Trucking; 3. Pizza Hut; 4. Tilleman's Appl. Service; 5. Swanson's Accounting
THURSDAY NIGHT GUYS & GALS High team game: Tire-Rama 843; High team series: PFD Inc. 2422; High women's game: Candy Lipp 205; High women's series: Wendy Gerky 542; High men's game: Kurt Gerky 231; High men's series: Kurt Gerky 595; Team standings: 1. Evans' Optical; 2. PDF Inc.; 3. Tip It; 4. Oxford Bar; 5. Schubert Brothers
BANTAMS Team 1; Team 5; Team 2
PREPS Pin Chasers; Americans; Team 10
JUNIORS Team 6; Strikers; PUNKS
MAJORS Happy Hookers; 3 Guys and a Hick; Team 1