Thursday, August 14, 2014

Resilient Wombats Beat Tommies For Title
Williams' 703 Not Nearly Enough

Tough day's work for the victors

South Glens Falls - Don Williams won his fifth Forever Young high-average crown Thursday afternoon at Kingpin's Alley, fashioning a superb 703 series on games of 231, 225 and 247. It proved to be the lone accolade the veteran would take home on this day.

Gary Sampson fired 629 from the anchor spot, opening with 258 and 200 games and receiving ample assistance from wife Erica's (170-170-143) for 483 in the leadoff role. That was enough to power The Wombats to a 3-1 victory over the Tomahawks and the league championship for 2014.

The winners took the opener by 67 and followed that with a 40-pin triumph, putting the Toms' backs squarely against the wall. Having to win two points proved too steep a hill to climb.

John Urban posted 211-177-203 for 591 as the Over The Hill Gang beat Leftover 3-1 to finish in third place. Leftover got 569 from Rod LaChapelle and 564 from Ray Davignon and ended up tied for fourth with Twisted Sisters, who handled the Yanks 3½-½ behind Ellen Marcantonio's steady 171-179-170-520.

Floyd Butler shot 559 with an opening deuce but Fire And Ice were bounced 3½-½ by Kay + Dick as Mr. Kenneally fired 202-194-192 for 588. Everlyn Ferris managed an outstanding 171-159-185 for 515 in Ups And Downs' obliteration of The Singers. Roy Brady had the circuit's other 500 set.

Williams won best average with 206 and Kenneally ended at 203. Brady finished at 199, Butler 194 and Davignon 191.

Tomahawks (37-23) final season totals:

Bowler  Games    Total Pins   Single   Series   600+   200+   Average 
Roy Brady 45 8,980 260 673 7 24 199
  Don Williams   45 9,289 289 703 10 26 206

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Tomahawks On Verge Of Title As Brady Stars
Draw Or Better In Next Week's Finale Required

South Glens Falls - Roy Brady came off a disappointing 167 opener to throw consecutive 221 and 223 games, pacing the Forever Young league with 611 - and, most importantly, giving the Tomahawks a 3-1 win over Twisted Sisters in Week 14 action Thursday afternoon at Kingpin's Alley. Brady's partner, Don Williams, contributed a consistent (but sub-par) 190-193-196 for 579.

The win, combined with a surprising 4-0 upset sweep by Ups And Downs against the long-running first-place Wombats, vaulted the Tommies into the standings lead with one week remaining. Everlyn and Charles Ferris provided the firepower with six games above their averages.

Dick Kenneally had the other 600 or better series, a 603 on games of 189, 234 and 180 in Kay + Dick's 3-1 triumph over The Singers.

The Toms need at minimum a split of next week's points versus those pesky Wombats to assure the championship. There can be no tie without a half-point somewhere in the mix, so a roll-off is a remote possibility.

Williams and Kenneally are at 204 and Brady at 201 on the high-average list.