Dryden captures aggregate banner
Dozens of bowlers from across the region converged on Timber Lanes in Dryden over the weekend for the annual Sunset Country Aggregate tournament.
And when the last ball was rolled Sunday afternoon, the host contingent cruised to the banner with 44 total points.
But there definitely were highlights among bowlers who call Plaza Lanes here home.
The local mixed scratch team—featuring Toni Benning, Ken Dick, Bobbi-Jo Guenette, Bill Plumridge, and Rick Stamarski—took top honours in their division, edging Dryden by a mere 32 pins after the seven games (7,283-7,251).
Balmertown/Atikokan finished third (7,044), followed by Kenora in fourth (6,191).
The local men’s scratch team—comprised of Mike Behan, Bryan Patterson, Rick Stamarski, Jeff Watts, and Don Wood—finished second in their division, racking up a total pinfall of 7,354 over the seven games (four on Saturday and three on Sunday).
Dryden finished first with a 7,980 total, followed by Kenora in third (7,208) and Balmertown/Atikokan in fourth (6,626).
Due to a lack of bowlers, the local ladies’ scratch team actually was composed of members from other towns, who finished in fourth place with a 5,848 total.
They included Nicole Ernewein, Kate Wickstrom, Nathalie Bedard, Jessica Kiewning, and Karri Alcock.
Dryden took top spot (6,934), followed by Balmertown/Atikokan (6,871) and Kenora (6,555).
In the handicap division, the Fort Frances women’s team—featuring Debbie Armstrong, Patti Fraser, Cait Morrison, Shirley Jensson, and Missy Wilson—captured second place with a 8,109 total.
Dryden finished first at 8,388, followed by Balmertown/Atikokan in third (7,860) and Kenora fourth (7,842).
Due to a lack of bowlers, Behan, Patterson, and Wood also bowled on the Fort Frances men’s handicap team, along with local bowler Jim Fowler and Albert Lecot of Dryden.
They finished in third place with a 7,976 total.
Kenora took first place at 8,363, with Balmertown/Atikokan in second (8,288) and host Dryden fourth (7,689).
And in the mixed handicap division, the Fort Frances crew—comprised of Cheryl Goldamer, Lori Pattison, Dave Robar, Rich Walton, and June Wood—finished third with a 7,972 total.
Dryden took top spot (8,355), followed by Kenora in second (8,290) and Balmertown/Atikokan fourth (7,867).
There also were some individual highlights, as well.
Behan finished second in the men’s scratch series with a 1,712 total for the seven games (a 244.5 average), which wound up just 32 pins short of Darryl Rollins of Dryden (1,744).
Behan’s best scores were a 292 on Saturday afternoon before closing out with a 296 in his final game Sunday morning.
Norm Sanders of Dryden was third (1,654), followed by Chris Rollins of Dryden in fourth (1,644).
In the men’s handicap series, Fowler finished third with a 1,784 total, followed by Patterson at 1,758.
Fowler’s best game was a 374 on Sunday morning while Patterson’s top game was a 336 in his opener Saturday morning.
Myles Hall of Balmertown was tops (1,850), followed by Fiorino Troilo in second (1,811).
The ladies’ scratch series saw Terri Hamilton of Balmertown take first place (1,607), followed by Pauline Kressall of Dryden (1,551), Marlyne Crawford of Kenora (1,522), and Shelley Petsnick of Dryden (1,513).
The ladies’ handicap series was won by Kim Pavey of Kenora (1,897), followed by Alexis Hamilton of Balmertown (1,781), Sam Plante of Dryden (1,779), and Jenn Rollins of Dryden (1,759).
Fowler’s 374 (which was a 313 scratch) also earned him the Mike Pavey Memorial Award for the top men’s handicap score while Plumridge bowled a 390 in his first game Sunday morning to capture the award for the top men’s scratch score from the weekend.
Terri Hamilton had the top ladies’ scratch score (301) while Jeanine Murray of Dryden was tops for the ladies’ handicap score (328).
The high four-game block (first four or last four) went to Kim Pavey of Kenora (1,142 with handicap).