Two bowlers rolled 300 games in the Late-Night Team Tournament Saturday at Lane-Glo Lanes North, but it was a bowler with a 160 average who made the biggest impact.
Sophia Allen rolled a 248 scratch game and 596 series to help her five-person Sunny Side Up team win the $1,000 first prize. Toss in the sizable handicap a 160 bowler receives and Allen posted some big numbers.
"I think that's why this tournament is getting so big," said Lane-Glo's Pete Graffignino. "By using the handicap, an average team that bowls above average has a real good shot at winning."
Of course, Todd Epler's 300 game and 778 series did not hurt the Sunny Side Up team. Toss in scores of 237-639 by Jim Allen, 226-598 by Vince DeLaCruz and 224-581 by Dave Alley, and Sunny Side Up won the tournament by 82 pins.
The other 300 games was rolled by Matt Dusi, who led several bowlers with impressive scores. Also scoring big were Paul Sabol and Bob Porsi at 279, Jim Bilancione at 269, Lou Porsi at 267, and Mike Moore, Jeff Terito and Kim Adrian at 266.
Graffignino said that even one 300 game is unusual in the monthly tournament, and attributed the high scores to better lane conditions.
"Usually, late in the night, the lanes are flying out of the house," he said. "But we oiled them at 9:30 this time and the result was much higher scores. The bowlers really liked the conditions and I think we'll keep doing that."
The second-place team and $550 winner was Show Me the Money. Rex Walker led the team at 242-644, Eric Wordsell rolled 218-624, Mari Beth Morse 252-611, John Hamson 232-595 and Jim Cable Sr. 214-591.
In third for $250 was the F.I.F. Team. Bill Ferris led the scoring with 269-740, followed by Hank Behbom at 258-728, John Howell 224-639, Mark Cihal 233-599 and Janet Howell 178-449.
This month's tournament drew 18 teams, up from the usual 10-12.
"We're getting a real good response," Graffignino said. "There are a lot of good shooters entering and I think the bowlers enjoy the competition."
In other Lane-Glo news, the center will hold its 10-game Marathon/All-Night Tournament April 26-27. The tournament will begin at midnight and conclude the next morning when a breakfast buffet will be served.
The endurance tournament is open to the first 120 scratch bowlers who enter and the cost is $55. Every game a $55 high-game prize will be awarded and the bowler with the highest 10-game total receives $1,000 and entry into the Cream of the Crop tournament May 31-June 1.
Cream of the Crop entry forms are available at the center. Men's, women's and senior men's singles take place May 31 and mixed doubles on June 1.
For more information on the endurance tournament, call Graffignino at (813) 848-2566. For the Cream of the Crop, call (813) 376-2695.
HUDSON BOWL: Several outstanding scratch games were rolled last week, led by Bill Spicer's 280 in the Thursday Scratch Trio League. Curtis Frampton bowled 276 in the same league.
Close behind Spicer was Corey Ryman in the Flammer Ford Hi-Roller Doubles and John Curtis in the Hudson Roadrunners. Both bowled 279. Next at 278 were John Merritt in the NASCAR Club and Gabby Salvi in the Wednesday Men's NFL.
Three bowlers scored 267 _ Chuck Payne in the Tuesday Afternoon Mixed, Tom Flynn in the Tuesday Night Merchants, and Steve Bialkoski in the Wednesday Business Mixed.
Other men scoring over 250 were Ed Kalsh at 267 in the Tuesday Night Merchants, Rick Kleinman in the Tuesday Night Mixed Handicap Doubles, and Ron Nowamaker in the Super Senior Scratch Men.
The top women's score and the only one over 230 was Buffy Lent's 251 in the NASCAR Club.
T.J. Fioranelli led the juniors with a 235-610 in the Lightnings for ages 12-18. Shannon Omiecinski led the girls at 199-464. In the Hurricanes for ages 9-11, Michelle Hausman rolled 171-418 and Michael Golotto 160. In the under-9 Tornadoes, Bobbi McNichol rolled 112-210 and Jayme Rabideau 92-165.
LANE-GLO: Philip Ciaccio had the week's top score in league play with a 267-732 in the Thursday Mixers. Mark Van Dine matched that series with a high game of 254.
In the Tuesday Businessman's Handicap League, Louis Bowers rolled a 726 series, Ben Carrozzo a 268 game and Glenn Gabriel a 265 game. In the K of C League, Albert Delsanto rolled 231-632 and Stanley Klos 247-607.
In the Aches and Pains, Don Smith rolled 256-654 and Jack Schrom 243-630. In Thursday Working Men, Jerry Goldstein rolled 630. Rich Cancellaro rolled 234-668 in the Friday Foursome. In the Regency, Robert Plumpton bowled a 257.
Cecilia Naylor led the women with 217-608 in the Friday Foursome. Jan Leonard was next at 235-570 in the Thursday Mixers.
In the boys Generation Gap, Daryl Muckenfuss led the North Star Pee Wees with a 90. Steven Rotondo led the minors at 148, Jimmy Bilancione topped the majors at 184-478, and in the all-stars, Michael Anderson rolled 237-567.
In the girls Generation Gap, Lecie Krohn and Katie Gaglioti topped the Pee Wees at 92. Cherelle Robinson led the minors at 126, and Meghann Mills topped the majors at 166-407. The top all-stars were Tiffany Wisniewski at 199-533 and Heidi Young at 199-527.
LEISURE LANES: The week's top scores were recorded in the Thursday Business Men's League, led by Glenn Gabriel at 263-742. Pat Notacione rolled 249-701 and John Pozzi 247-686.
In the Monday Night Scratch Singles, Mike Sabo rolled a 700 series and Ed Malkiewicz a 671. Shawn Pickens rolled 233-637 in the Kings and Queens, Jim Knapp 225-630 and Kim Feagley 215-610 in the Village Openers, and Licio Giuliani 230-624 in the Italy American. Also, Del Ferguson bowled 258 in the Monday Night Scratch Singles.
In YABA Pee Wee boys competition, Korey Hilley led at 104. Erik Moffett topped the juniors at 186-496 and James McGoldrick led the majors at 207-545.
In YABA junior girls, Meghan McAtees led at 117. In the majors, Julie Ingalls led at 189-495.