A perfect game by Chuck Souzer and a 778 series by Dolores Meyers are the top performances in this weekend's Examiner.com report of high scores at bowling centers in the Sarasota-Manatee-Charlotte County area.
Souzer blasted 12 consecutive strikes during competition in the Tuesday Night Blind Draw Doubles League at AMF Gulf Gate Lanes. The perfecto followed an opening-game 210 and a closing 226 for a 736 series.
Meyers opened the Broad Street Bar & Grill Mixed League season at Treasure Lanes in Port Charlotte in grand style, pounding out scores of 245, 255 and 278 in her 778 set.
Competing in the C&L Awards Mixed League at Sarasota Lanes, Manuel Fontanot finished the final game of his series with 11 consecutive strikes for a 290 score. He had opened the fall-winter league season with games of 192 and 215 en route to a 697 series.
Jason Smith turned in an impressive far-over-average performance in the Friday Night Mixed League at Englewood Bowl. His 171-over 663 series was capped by a 114-over 278 game, which followed scores of 187 and 198.
The overall scoring tempo is expected to pick up soon, as virtually all of the fall-winter leagues will be in full swing in the next few days, if they haven't started already. In other high-score accomplishments reported from area bowling establishments:
- BOWLAND PORT CHARLOTTE: Thomas Lindenberger 279, Daniel Gassera 268-725, Jimmy Kuykendall 268, Darryl Chamberlain 265-714, Paul Giles 749, Matt Carter 720; Ashley Schwartz 256-670, Renae Gross 236-637.
- TREASURE LANES: Ken Jones 269, Dennis Gonthier 268-702, Jim Lugiewicz 267, Dave Jodoin 730 and 722; Dawn Smith 247-625, Wendy Aldridge 235-643, Jennifer Peacock 630.
- AMF VENICE LANES: Jack Hanson 712; Nancy Koelper 226.
- AMF BRADENTON LANES: Wayne Slusser 266.
- SARASOTA LANES: Mike Rudolph 715.
- ENGLEWOOD BOWL: Kevin Craycraft 279-706,
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