History of Bowling
Let's remember yesterday, even if we have to start today!
Of recent there has been news of a record setting series bowled by a team in St. Louis, but closer to home we believe this is still the association record for High Team Series. Team Fatman: Chris Miletic, Tim Sowinski, Tom Farr, Steve Fisher, and Al Markle. 1,201 + 1,287 + 1254 = 3,742. This series was bowled at Sunset Bowl.
We have reached out to get more details when this series was bowled.
Bertrand Bowling Lanes hosted a professional bowling association tour stop from 1964-1985. Each year of the event a banner was created recognizing the previous year's champion and displayed during the event. Recently George Lawrence dug these out and gave them to Tom Bertrand who has taken on the role of bowling historian for the Greater Lake County Bowling Association. Tom is provided an opportunity to share our sports history with the GLCUSBC board and association membership who attend the preseason workshop and annual meeting.
It was decided these banners would be shared with past champions and the opportunity to do this happened recently at Beverly Lanes on a Monday night while the former two-time champion of that event is still an active bowler in his family center. Pictured left is John Evanoff, a long-time friend, and teammate of Les', (center) ABC/USBC Hall of Famer Les Zikes and (right) Beverly lanes proprietor and bowling writer his son Lyle Zikes.