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Summer League 2002 - Week 6 Report

9th June 2002

Monday night saw yet more records being broken. It contained the first 20 - 0 scoreline (albeit against the vacancy scores) and a staggering fourteen 200+ games (including two 600+ total pin series).

First up was Gowks against Gutterlevel and it was the former who stamped their authority on the match immediately with Barbara Ogrodnik throwing a 203 and husband Stan throwing a 206. Despite Dave McGillvray bowling a 201, only Kenny MacAlpine, with a 219, could retain a point for Gutterlevel. In the second game, Gutterlevel managed to pull 3 points back but Gowks then rallied with the help of Rene Murray's 220 pins to take the lions share of game three and leave a 14 - 6 scoreline in favour of Gowks.

The second match saw Wasters playing Hitmen & Her. In a close match, Hitmen & Her piped Wasters by just 1 pin in the first and 17 in the second, with sub Don Mackenzie throwing a strike on his last shot to score 200 pins. In the final game, Wasters' Matthew Heenan managed a 201 only to be beaten by Hitmen's Gary Ross with a 211, with Hitmen's other sub, John Mackenzie, also hitting a 201.

In the final match, Papa's Kids became the first to annihilate the vacancy scores team with a convincing 20 - 0 win. A superb series from Fiona McLean (601 total including 200 and 215 games) only slightly overshadowed by Cliff Bell's rare triple with 211, 209 and 210 games making a 630 total - definitely reason to celebrate.

Apart from the already mentioned 200+ games and 600+ series', other notables include Gowks' Barbara Ogrodnik (551) and Rene Murray (578), Gutterlevel's Kenny MacAlpine (568), Wasters' Stuart Andrews (555) and finally Hitmen and Her's sub's John (556) and Don (552) Mackenzie.


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