With the cooler temperatures and changing leaves , it can mean only one thing, the bowling season is in high gear again. Welcome back to another year of the bowling column. The column will appear very other Wednesday throughout the season.
The USBC-Ithaca Junior Bowling Program will be holding a chicken barbqueue fundraiser on Nov. 3 in the parking lot of the Bowl-O-Drome from 11 a.m. until it’s all gone. All proceeds will help offset the cost for the tournaments.
The Ithaca Bowling Association’s board of directors would like to extend a thank you to Vicki Stebbins, Gerry Angel, and Steven Angel for their contributions to the Ithaca USBC Association. All three stepped down after many years of service to concentrate their time on family and other interests.
The board also welcomes five new directors. Lee Christopher takes over the position of Director of Youth Program, along with Roger Stedge and Nick Christopher. Others joining the board are Pat Casselberry and Jake Blanford. Kenny Patel will be on the board as the Bowling Proprietor’s representative. Rounding out the Ithaca USBC Board of Directors is Matt VanEtten, President; Dave Allen, 1st Vice President; and Chris Besemer as 2nd Vice President.
The Bowl-O-Drome will be the host center for the Regional 3 Women’s 600 tournament. The event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10 and Sunday, Nov. 11. Squad times are 1 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday. This tournament is open to any women who have rolled a 600 series or better. Entry forms are available at the Bowl-O-Drome. Entries close one hour before the last squad on Sunday. If you have any questions, call the Bowl-O-Drome.
The 18th Annual Charles O. Miller Memorial Charity Doubles tournament will be held at 281 Bowl in Cortland on Sunday, Nov. 11 and Sunday, Nov. 18. Qquad times are 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. both days. Entry fee is $30 per team and the proceeds will go toward the Dream Factory of Central New York. For more information or to reserve a spot, call 281 Bowl at 756-5737.
300 games, 800 series
It did not take John Howe long to find the right shot that would lead him too perfection — not once, but twice. Howe, bowling in the AutoSalvage/Drome League, rolled his first 300 of the season in Week 2 on Sept. 11 and then rolled another Oct. 9. Chris Besemer also rolled a 300 in the Ace Security Mixed League at the Drome.
Patrick Schloupt came within 32 pins of breaking the city record when he put together games of 299, 277, and 247 for an 823 series in the AutoSalvage/Drome Men’s League. In the same league two weeks later, Mark Fuller had games of 278, 268, and 266 for an 812 series.
Speaking of Fuller, he was subbing in a league at Rossi Lanes in Elmira when he rolled games of 300, 255, and 257 for another 812 series. This was Marks’ 13th 300 games and seventh 800 series.