Davis tosses 300 game, 814 set

November 19, 2004|by LARRY YANOS

Tenpin bowler Aaron Davis is on a roll.

The 20-year-old Hagerstown resident, competing in the Saturday No-Nonsense Mixed League at Dual Lanes, Hagerstown, tossed games of 259, 289 and 266 for an 814 set - his first 800 set.

Four days later, Davis rolled a 300 game - his first perfect game in an adult league (the Darrell Witte Commercial Major Men's League).

Davis has two 300 games to his credit while bowling in the Dual Lanes Junior Program. He sports a 222 average in the league.


He also carries a 213 average in the Darrell Witte Commercial Major Men's League.

"I've been bowling in leagues since I was 4 years old," Davis said. "I was real happy with the 800 set and 300 game but the 800 is tougher. You have to string three good games together and be more consistent."

The 800 set included games of 259, 289 and 266.

"I finished the second game with 10 straight strikes and I knew what was needed in the third game (to get the 800 set). I was hopeful," Davis said.

For the 800 set, Davis will receive a plaque and $50 from Dual Lanes and awards from the Central Maryland Bowling Association and the American Bowling Congress.

For the perfect 300 game, Davis will receive $100 and a plaque from Dual Lanes and awards from the Central Maryland Bowling Association and the American Bowling Congress.

Hose tosses perfect game

Brad Hose, competing in the ninth annual Darrell Witte Memorial Scratch Doubles Tournament at Dual Lanes, tossed his first 300 game. The perfect effort was his first game in the six-game qualifier. His other games were 219, 212, 213, 202 and 179.

"Finally," the 24-year-old Hagerstown resident said. "I've been so close before and I figured it (the 300) wasn't going to happen this time, either. I didn't get nervous until the last ball."

Hose competes in three leagues at Dual Lanes. The Darrell Witte Commercial Major Men's League where he sports a 211 average, The Flying Feathers Mixed League where he carries a 233 average and The Art Harris Memorial Mixed League where he has a 214 average.

For the perfect game, Hose will receive a plaque from Dual Lanes and awards from the Central Maryland Bowling Association and the American Bowling Congress.

Burns wins tournament

Jimmy Burns won the third annual Charles "Eggy" Williamson Memorial Scratch Singles Duckpin Tournament at Dual Lanes.

Burns was the second highest qualifier with a six game scratch total of 941. Other qualifiers were: No. 1, Mark Nigh 1,024; No. 3, Gary McKinsey 935; No. 4, Andy Huffman 931; and No. 5, Kenny "Sleepy" Cross 913.

In the match play finals, Cross defeated Huffman, 143-115; McKinsey defeated Cross, 161-92; Burns defeated McKinsey, 169-114; and Burns defeated Nigh, 156-135.

Burns was awarded $300 for the win, courtesy of Garton Electric, Bubba's Deli, T.C. Smith Racing and a plaque courtesy of Aladdin Awards.

Tournament champions

Brian Weddle and Mark Smith were the winners of the Aladdin Awards Adult/Youth "King of the Hill" Tournament recently at Dual Lanes.

They were the top qualifiers with an eight-game handicap total of 1,859.

Other qualifiers were: No. 2, Chad and Billy Moser, 1,838; No. 3, Mike Fox Jr. and Shawn Reed, 1,749; No. 4, Tom Barna Jr. and Tom Barna Sr., 1,787; No. 5, Ben Madison and Rickey Fraley, 1,749.

In the match play finals: Madison-Fraley defeated Barna-Barna and Fox-Reed; Moser-Moser defeated Madison-Fraley and Weddle-Smith defeated Moser-Moser.

The top five qualifiers received awards from Aladdin Awards.

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