The resurrection of the PIH Bowlarama brought new enthusiasm to the alleys of Langford Lanes as 20 hearty souls put their balls on the floor to establish some big scores. Leading the way to claim the World Championship title was The Short and Tall of it All team comprised of the ever-improving and consistent Christine Thate, right-hand/left-hand/both-hands bowler, Chris Hamilton, strike master and spare master, Gary Duncan, and four-time tournament winner, Bob Reid. Team Short/Tall knocked down the most pins over two games and recorded the highest single count of 516 in Game 1. On the other end of the spectrum, Team Zoot fired the most gutter balls and only knocked down 329 pins also in Game 1. They did improve to 408 in Game 2.
It was a night of fun and many unique and vastly different styles were featured on the alleys in our private 6-lane luxury suite. Food and beverages were available and prizes were given following the tournament for single-game high score, low score, and highest team score. Zack Fischer won a yellow rose, Bob Reid won a box of chocolates and Kristine Andrews and Garth Campbell won technical shirts as draw prizes. Susan Norrington, Marcia Stromsmoe and Louise Proulx showed great determination and courage by firing a total of 53 gutter balls among them. Bob Reid, Garth Campbell, and Andrew Morgan recorded the highest game scores by throwing a total of 31 strikes and spares among them. The Trail Sluts came second with 837 pins followed by Claire's Collection of 3-Fingered Balls with 780 pins and Team Zoot finished in the cellar with 737 pins. Full results are shown below.
Many thanks too all participants who attended. This may once again become an annual event, so shine up your balls and slip on your shoes. The Harriers are bowlers again!
A sampling of happy bowlers featuring the winning team and the Zack Man holding the World Championship trophy.
Sixth Annual* Harriers World Championship Fluff Bowling Tournament
Langford Lanes – October 18, 2014
OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT RESULTS
- The Short and Tall of it All – 1,011 pins knocked down in 2 games (World Champions)
- Trail Sluts – 837 pins (Runners-up)
- Claire's Collection of 3-Fingered Balls – 780 pins (Bronze is beautiful)
- Team Zoot – 737 pins (Cellar dwellers, no medals for fourth)
HIGH SINGLE GAME - TEAM
LOW SINGLE GAME - TEAM
AVERAGE SCORE PER GAME (2 Games)
HIGH SERIES (2 Games)
LOW SERIES (2 Games)
HIGH SINGLE GAME
LOW SINGLE GAME
MOST GUTTER BALLS
MOST UNIQUE STYLE
PAST PIH WORLD FLUFF BOWLING TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS
2001– BBK's Bullets (Karen Lawless, Chris Kelsall, Walter Cantwell, Bob Reid)
2002 – Can Bob Read or Sack It? (Alana Jones, Dave Evanoff, Bob Sackett, Bob Reid)
2003 – The Blueballs (Dan Fraser, Randy Jones, John McKay)
2004 – BBK Bounces Back (Karen Lawless, Adam Lawrence, Erik McKinnon, Sandi Heal, Bob Reid)
2005 – Roo's Rollers (Andrew Morgan, Peter Hollemans, Aaron Gillett, Lindsay Pellow)
2014 – The Short and Tall of it All (Christine Thate, Chris Hamilton, Gary Duncan, Bob Reid)
* Tournament may or may not be held annually, and may or may not actually take the form of a tournament. Such vagaries and details are left to the whim of the Tournament Director, who is self-appointed on an as-needed basis.