Perfect games by Mike Janosik at Treasure Lanes and Chris Christmas at AMF Bradenton Lanes represent the headline performances in this weekend’s byteclay.com review of top bowling league scores from centers in the Sarasota-Manatee-Charlotte County area.
Bowling in the Thursday Earlybirds League, where he now carries a 223 average, Janosik pounded out games of 257, 203 and 300 en route to a 760 series.
Christmas blasted his perfecto to close out a 178-over-average 733 series in the Roaring 20s Senior Men’s Scratch League. His scores were 189, 244 and 300.
Two bowlers, Jim DiLorenzo and Mike Zink, fell one pin short of perfection, settling for scores of 299. DiLorenzo’s big game came in the middle of a 750 series in the Right On Target Mixed League at AMF Bradenton, where he now averages 211, and Zink’s 299 was in Game 2 of a 723 series in the Aqua Tech Pools Mixed League at AMF Venice, and his average now stands at 222.
Eleven-in-a-row efforts were posted by Larry Vezina and Ed Burlison, both in the Kays-Ponger-Uselton Men’s League at Treasure Lanes. Vezina rolled a 297 game to complete a 756 series, and Burlison had a 290 game in the middle of a 702 set.
Paula Wenzel has been on a roll in the Friday Mixed League at AMF Bradenton, and she followed up previous-week 277-776 numbers with a 730 series on scores of 249, 246 and 235, bringing her average up to 215.
Bowlers posting far-over-average performances were: Jerry Hines, a 118-over 279 in the middle of a 185-over 668 series in the Wednesday Seniors League at AMF Bradenton; Ian Gray, a 107-over 285 game in the middle of a 209-over 743 series in the TNT Custom Painting League at AMF Bradenton; Rodney Tennant, a 178-over 718 series that included a 264 game in the Aqua Tech Pools Mixed League at AMF Venice; and Ritchie Dubreuil, a 100-over 277 game that completed a 642 series in the Cook Spring Invitational League at Sarasota Lanes.
In other significant individual scores reported from all seven area bowling centers:
- AMF BRADENTON LANES: Ronnie Hayes 279-725, Bill Farmer 279-723, Joshua Merkel 279, Johnny Wetter Jr. 278-717, Wayne Kaminski 277, Anthony Tsikitas 269, Eric Thomas 268-729, Mike Clark 268, Mark Janssens 267, George McCorkle 267, Paul Farmer 266, Craig Ripley 265, William Rewis 265 and 703, Todd Steward 724; Paula Wenzel 239-650, Kelsey Sutton 234-655, Peggy Christmas 229, Gina Quiroz 228, Kai Leff 225 and 604, Rochelle Banks 605.
- TREASURE LANES: Steve Perin 289-644 and 278-712, John Campbell 280-740, Larry Magrie 279-758, Mike Aleshire 279-715, John Jones 279-707, Jerry Weese 278-777 and 275-735 and 268-711, David Jodoin 278-767, Ken Jones 278, John Holmes 276-723, Bob Lersch 270, Jimmy Poulos 269, Steve DiRizzo 268-740, Dane Verlato 268-706, Scott Trezise 266-735 and 708, Chuck White 266, Kevin Sullivan 730 and 710; Jennifer Peacock 247-624, Ursula Hall 226, Heatherly Faulkner 226, Dawn Smith 225, Diane Kays 604.
- SARASOTA LANES: James DeWitt 289-719, Cody Jones 279, Carlton Flonnoy 278-740, James McCleland 277-737, Wes Marshall 277-706, Steve Albritton 268, Mike Aleshire 717, Tony Cinelli 713, Steve Baran 709, Jesse Murse 708; Wendy Perna 257-639, Barb Ripley 230-654, Casey Waugh 624.
- BOWLAND PORT CHARLOTTE: William Grey 279 and 266, Justin Starr 267-720, Andrew Janosik 267, Matt Carter 266, Wes Flowers 720, Ray Tippins 715; Karen Buehler 234-610, Roseana Gassera 228-604, Pat Anderson 600.
- AMF GULF GATE LANES: Ed VerVane 278; Farrel Hansen 235, Cindy Grich 233-601.
- AMF VENICE LANES: Jack Lysinger 269, Stu Clark 266, George Barlow 732.
- ENGLEWOOD BOWL: Mickey Ward 278-709, Jerry Weese 268.
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