Throwback Thursday 12/14/17: “Q-C team dents records”

“A Quad-City team has made the national record books after some torrid shooting last weekend in the Gold Dust tournament at Milan Lanes.

Bob Neff’s Bowler’s Corner rolled the second highest ABC tournament series ever for a four-man team. It also added the third highest team game.

Jon Shanku, Chris Lorenzen and Dan Waline – all of Davenport – joined Durant’s Harold Petersen to shoot an amazing 2,852 three-game series. That’s an average of 237 a game per man.

The record is 2,976 set by The Dynamites of Mitchell, S.D., in 1979.

The Quad-City team also notched a staggering 1,050 team game – an average of better than 262 a man. Only two games in tournament history have been higher for four-man teams. The record is 1,074 by the same Dynamites in their record-breaking series. Second place of 1,051 also is held by the Dynamites.

Shanku led the firing last weekend with a 766 series. Waline shot 718, Lorenzen 708 and Petersen 660.

Individual scores in the high team game were: Lorenzen 279; Waline 265; Shanku 259; and Petersen 247.

“The surprising thing about that game was that game was that Chris (Lorenzen) was the only one to throw at least two strikes in the 10th frame,” Shanku said. “Otherwise, we would have easily topped the all-time record.””

-Quad-City Times
December 7, 1980

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