The 11th Frame

By Bill Ryan  

Al-Mar Lanes has options for you.  Just a game or two whether for league bowlers looking for some practice or some family fun, or just any kind of family gathering including birthdayparties for you or a group of friends looking for something different to do. The center now offers online registration for parties and open bowling at its website

Birthday parties

The birthday parties are a great option, especially for children’s birthdays. And I do mean children of all ages. A standard party offers options, but generally includes one hour of Kosmic bowling with a host and are mostly held on Saturdays. Those participating can get the rental shoes and balls for there use.  One free game for each guest to use for a later date. Plates, napkins and cups as well as invitations are provided and one slice of cheese pizza and a small soft drink.  The birthday honoree, who is free, receives a real bowling pin which can be used for autographs of those in attendance. There is also the opporunity for a group photo with a mascot “Pin Boy.”   These are all included for a minimum of 10 guests. The basic rate is $13.99 per child. Savings are available with silver membership.  Get full details and other options by contacting the center at 419-352-4637.

Pizza, Pins and Pop

A special offer for groups to enjoy is the Pizza, Pins and Pop which for $65.99 offers two hours of open bowling, rental shoes, one large one-item pizza, and a pitcher of soft drinks, not available Saturday before 5 PM or Friday and Saturday from 9 p/m/ to close. There are discount prices available for loyalty members and league bowlers.


Fantasy Doubles/Surviving the Game

Two popular long-term promotions are returning soon. The league within a league Fantasy Doubles will begin Oct. 1. In this event two bowlers from any team on any league pair off and compete using their regular league scores in a special fantasy league against other duos. This costs $5 per bowler per week.

The Surviving the game gets off and running on Oct. 8. In this elimination contest, the bowlers enter once and try to bowl as well as they can each week as compared to their average.  The bowlers who are most under average each week are eliminated for the season. Usually the last 25 survivors of the season get a minimum of their $5 entry fee back, with the final five earning significantly more.

More information will be available on these during the leagues.

League highlights through Sept. 16

•ASD I Remodeling Tour Trials (tougher PBA  lane conditions):

Jeff Piekarzewski, 278, 647; Juan Ybanes, 237, 635; Adam Dilsaver, 245, 609; Brock Lykens 243  Doug Trumbull, 237.

• Bobcat 2 a Days:

Matt Crites, 189, 485; Avery Latta, 168. 476′ Austin Brown. 165. 431 Linda Alfaro, 139, 379;

Jocelyn Zellers, 152, 358.

• Rally’s Junior All Stars:

Conner Main, 134, 378; Easton Duncan, 123, 364; Kyleigh Leu, 139, 304; Kaitlynne Repasz, 81, 219.

Previous week:

Main, 130, 331; Duncan, 125, 328; Adylann Babcock, 168, 432; Kendra Garner, 162;

Madisyn Duncan, 429.

• Randy Miller Doubles (four games):

Kris Kolk, 279, 1,001; Gene Van De Velde, 255, 853; Todd Buehrer, 837; Cheyenne Kolczynski, 236.

• Eagles:

Brian Close, 278, 688; Michael Brim, 681; Kris Kolk, 676; Joe Kolczynski, 267; Adam Dilsaver, 258

• American:

Mickey Higham, 278, 742; Ryan Spangenberg. 710; Jake Wint, 695; Kurt Wood, 269;

Kyle Friedley, 268

• Elks:

Jordan Franks, 237, 632; Mallory Fritz, 215, 628; Gary Wachter, 247, 619; Yogi Wammes, 299, 539.

• Ladies Major:

Teresa Hiler, 258, 577; Cheyenne Kolczynski, 554; Tricia Green, 200, 540; Yogi Wammes, 209

•Tuesday Coffee (two games)

Marie Feehan, 305; Sally Amos, 295; Kathy Lech, 165; Cathy Lowry, 156.