Scott Tarbat rolls 812 Triple

By Jim Margueratt

Scott Tarbat has rolled our seventh 800 triple of the season as games of 278. 257 & 277 produced an 812. A 216 fourth game gave him a 1028 set. Earlier 800’s are Art Oliver 823, Josh Colwell 813, Steve Smith 809, Billy Craig 804, Chris King 802 & Ryan Dickenson 800. All- time 800 triples in Hamilton now total 115. After Barb Hollands reported that Tamiko Hikida spared the 2 – 7 – 9 – 10 split, Barb spared the 1 5 – 10 split, then a few frames later left it again, but missed it. Jim Margueratt knocked down the six and seven pins on his second shot, but the three pin was still standing.

The first honour scores of the season have been recorded at Burlington Bowl & Splitsville Burlington. At the former, Rob May, a Dundas resident with a 211 average, started with a 247 before 12 strikes in a row for a 300, then 215 for a 762 triple. Then at the latter, Frederick Renaud with a 167 average, followed a first frame spare with 11 strikes for a Century award winning 290 single which was 123 pins over his average. Then 187 & 207 games enabled him to post a 684 triple, 183 pins over his average for three games.

In October Ryan Dickenson , trying for his fifth 300 game, came up short with a 296. One month later he fired his fifth 300. No stopping Ryan as two months later games of 288, 277 & 235 with three strikes in the tenth frame produced an even 800 triple, his second after an 827. Then a slim three weeks later perfect game number six was the second game of a 993 (224,300,242,227) set.

Matt Havens was the best at Brantford’s Star Lanes as after he started with a 245, was perfect in game two for the 300, then added a 199 for a 744 triple.

Reliable Roy Katz is back with reporting that at Skyway Lanes six big triples by Ian Colby (223,222,209), Bill Carter 654 (223,222,209), Dave Clark 651 (236,235), Mark Giordano 650 (245,224), Scott DeWolfe 634 (245) & Dave Dickey started with a 253 to slip over 600 at 609. Mike Bomben blasted a 565 (204), Barry Reid tripped a 549 (211), Rick Squires 507 176) & Zeiko Krasulja eased over 500 by one pin with a 181 high game.

Roy then reports at Burlington Bowl after Janet Katz finally rolled her first 200 game after 30 years, almost had her first 500 triple as 165, 162 & 172 for a personal best 499 triple, just one pin short . Val Ciach-Link , 193 average, drove her way to a 646 with games of 211,222 & 213. C.J. Price used a 207 for a sparkling 553 & Debbie Daoust , 115 average, a 167 for a 403 triple.

Bowlerama Stoney Creek which closed last May was demolished last week. It was sold just over one year ago for one and a half million dollars. Condos will rise there soon. Burlington’s Roseland Bowl, with some lights still on, is still standing awaiting their turn with the wrecking ball. The Real Estate office next door is also coming down. Condos will also rise there. At one time there were three bowling centres in Stoney Creek. Now there are none. At one time there were five bowling centres in Burlington. Now there are only two, Splittsville & Burlington Bowl. At one time there were two bowling centres in Grimsby. Now there are none.

Ed Margueratt has surpassed 650 for the fourth & fifth times this season as games of 248,203 & 218 totalled 669 to raise his average to 199, then games of 239 & 246 paved the way for a 654 and a 200 average. Earlier high triples this season were 710, 707 & 663 along with a so close 649. Top average for the VSL group is Mike Ellis at 203 after recent triples of 686, 650 & 610 along with sparing the 2 – 4 – 10 split. Pat Horton scored a 249 single & Derek Hannah blasted a 235. Lisa Howard maintained her 184 Monday Knight average with a 628 triple & 245 single.

Tough spare conversions are Ed Margueratt the 1 – 2 – 4 – 10 twice in the same game, and Barb Roy converting the 6 – 8 split along with the 3 – 5 – 10. A correction has Sean Bailey firing a 1020 ( 247,269,226,278) set, not 1000 as previously reported. It was reported by Sean himself and was his first time over 1000.

Sympathy is extended to Hamilton Tenpin Association President Karen Nicol on the passing of her mother Madeline and Bob Beal on the passing of his wife Caroline.


  1. Win Green, a Hamilton police officer, fired a 701 (245,235,221) triple and 1939 all events score for nine games at his first ABC Tournament in Knoxville Tennessee in 1970.
  2. Bruce Wilson won $5,000 for the first perfect game at Burlington Bowl on February 20, 1983.
  3. Ed Maurer of Hamilton fired a 300 game at a CTF Tournament in Toronto in 1981 and his opponent rolled a 288 game. When Maurer rolled a 300 game at Skyway Lanes on November 17, 1980, his four other teammates rolled 187, 182, 182 & 151.
  4. Fourty years ago when 700 triples were rare, Andy Toth bowled out a 731 (255,219,257). He started with five strikes an finished with six strikes.
  5. In 1890 the Hamilton Bowling & Athletic Club was located at 112 James St. North with a phone number of Regent 7082. Proprietor was F.C. Cooper.
  6. When Hamilton Centre Bowl was open in the 1960’s, the price of a western sandwich was 40 cents and a clubhouse 70 cents .

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