No perfect games or 800 series were reported from bowling centers in the Sarasota-Manatee-Charlotte County area, so the top performances in this week's Examiner high-score report are a pair of eleven-in-a-row efforts in the same league at Bowland Port Charlotte.
John Hoppe got off to a sub-par start with games of 168 and 273 in the Al Davis Memorial League before unloading 11 consecutive strikes to begin his final game. The result, after a single-pin leave on the final ball, was a 299 game to complete a 640 series.
Meanwhile in the same league, Richard Oliveira opened with scores of 203 and 192 before he, too, strung 11 straight strikes before settling for a 296 game that completed a 691 series.
Matt Hoffman collected 10 strikes in a row en route to a 289 game as part of a 655 series during competition in the Thursday Night Mixed League at AMF Venice Lanes.
Bowling in the Kays-Ponger-Uselton Men's League at Treasure Lanes in Port Charlotte, Jerry Weese fired 10 consecutive strikes while posting a 284 game as part of a 779 series.
The best performance among area females was the 165-641 numbers posted by Jennifer Peacock in the Beef O'Brady's/Parquette Insurance League at Treasure Lanes.
In other high-score accomplishments reported from area centers:
- BOWLAND PORT CHARLOTTE: Darryl Chamberlin 279-772, Jeff Scudder 268, Tom Lindenberger 267-716, Craig Nichols 741, Tom Rea 713, Art Jozwiak 709, Daniel Gassera 708, Gary Krowka 700; Rosie Gassera 255-652, Gina Adamo 234-628, Ashley Schwartz 632, Jill Harper 626.
- TREASURE LANES: David Baker 277-715, Joe DiFranco 276-703, Rob Warner 269 and 269, Gordon Staley 268, Joe Catropa 267, Dave Jodoin 266-712, John Davis 710; Renae Gross 248-647, Dolores Meyers 237-626, Kim Blue 620, Kathy Maier 604, Ona Wood 600.
- ENGLEWOOD BOWL: John Stempien 279-727 and 267-703, Guy Jones 279-714 and 279, Brett Carberry 276, Dave Phillips 275, Randy Planck 266-702, Dave Brooks 266, John Swoboda 705; Kayla Staszewski 226.
- SARASOTA LANES: Aaron Atkinson 279, Marty McGiffin 269, Phil Rockey 268, David Shedrow 716; Michelle Nussbaum 229, Jessica Hendrickson 226, Dottie Ceurter 615.
- AMF VENICE: Rich Fitzgerald 279-751, Ryan Williams 268-751 and 267-760, Todd Ferrigno 267, Derek Lucas 265; Linda Davidson 242, Pam Rizzo 237, Mary Holmes 236.
- AMF GULF GATE: Jesse Hawver 279-742, David Gerber 279.
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