If the first few weeks of the current fall-winter season are any indication, the number of so-called honor scores in the area may be on the rebound after a 2011-12 season that resulted in the lowest amount of such scores in more than three decades.
As detailed in a recent quadrust.com article, honor scores certified by the Sarasota-Manatee County USBC Bowling Association last season represented the lowest levels since the beginning of the “scoring explosion” in the 1980s. To read that article, click here.
During the 2011-12 season, SMCBA members posted 30 perfect games, seven series of 800 or better and 37 awards for 11 strikes in a row during a single game. By contrast, this week’s high-score league recap includes three perfect games, and there have already been nine 11-in-a-row scores reported in the young season.
James McKelly and Nathan McRee both rolled 300 games in the Jeffcoat Blueprinting Invitational League at AMF Bradenton Lanes, and Jason Jones fired a perfect game in the Monday Elite League at AMF Venice Lanes. Earlier this season, Steve Kosinski posted a 300 game in the After Hours Bail Bonds League at AMF Venice.
In addition, Chris Lege earned an 11-in-a-row award for a 298 game in the middle of a 702 series during this week’s session of the Honest A/C Mixed League at AMF Venice. And Charles Fletcher strung 11 consecutive strikes before a final-ball 7-count forced him to settle for a 297 game in the Jeffcoat Blueprinting Invitational.
Other high-score reports from area centers include:
- AMF VENICE: Tim Rohl 280-729, Dale Kendale 276-737, James McCleland 269-729, Kevin Clark 269-761, George Barlow 269, Mike Aleshire 268-760, Derek Lucas 268-702, Mike Zink 268, Dennis Johnson 268, Steve Kosinski 267, Chris Sell 266, Richard Gange Sr. 266, Jeff Stapleton 747, Ken McDougall 702.
- AMF BRADENTON: Matt Mangone 289, William Rewis 289, Mike Gallo 288, William Peltz Jr. 279, Ed Slusser 278, Justin Henderson 269, Gil Garcia 268, Charles Fletcher 267, Nathan McRee 267, Ed Freshwater 267, Lee Roy Santos 266, Al Esaw Jr. 740.
- TREASURE LANES: Jerry Weese 289-728, Joe Catropa 279-738, Steve Wong 277, Robert Davidson 269, Adam Dzikiewicz 267-710, Larry Salvatore 267, Mark Batties 267, John Jones 733, Jim Aleshire 727, Ed Burlison 717, John Tvaroch 712.
- AMF GULF GATE: Jerry Tucciarone Jr. 289, John Thompson 278-745, James Seper 276, Kevin Logan 729, Cody Esbrandt 720, Bryan Barsel 706; Janet Romig 235-604, Wendy Anderson 228.
- BOWLAND PORT CHARLOTTE: Mike Niehaus 279-795, Daniel Gassera 279-728, Chris Tompkinson 275, Joshiwa Graham 274, Jim Ulrich 269-731 and 265, Tony Wisenbarger 269, John Davis 268, Eric Hill 268, Dan Dishong 738, Jimmy Kuykendall Jr. 712.
- SARASOTA LANES: Nick Smith 280-753, Saul Insignares 267-737, David Tyree 267, Gene Christie 266, Gil Garcia 266, Aaron Albritton 266, Richard McLaughlin 701.
- ENGLEWOOD BOWL: George Fuller 710.