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Dickinson rolls Tahoe Bowl’s highest game of year

Column by John Shott

Welcome!

Our featured men’s bowler of the week is David Dickinson.

Dickinson started bowling at Kings Bowl in Millbrae, Calif., when he was 19 years old in 1993. Lucinda Nahinu, the local pro, and George Walker, taught him the basics of the game. While bowling in the United Air League, Dickinson began bowling in a 7 a.m. league and captured the high average plaque in 1993 with a 197 average.



Dickinson moved to Lake Tahoe in 1997 and started bowling at Tahoe Bowl in three leagues: Mixed Scratch Trio, Goofers and His and Hers. His highest series, 689, was rolled in Millbrae, Calif., in 1995 and highest game, 289, was rolled last week at Tahoe Bowl and is the highest game shot this year.

Dickinson is employed by Tahoe Bowl and participates in all tournaments. He takes advice from all bowlers, but only uses advice that will help him.



Recently Dickinson was voted in the TSBA as a board member. In his fifth season of bowling, rolling for Smith’s Awesome Woodcrafts in the His and Hers League, averaging 191, Dickinson rolled a 289/617 series to qualify as Shott’s men’s bowler of the week. Great bowling, David!

Our featured women’s bowler of the week is Tillie Allen.

In the His and Hers League, rolling for the Players Club, averaging 140, Allen rolled the high game of the week for all the women, a 217 effort with games of 155-149 to follow for a 521 series, qualifying her as Shott’s women’s bowler of the week. Great bowling, Tillie!

Special congratulations to Franz Goepfert, who earned his 700 series patch award from ABC with a 749 series in the Mixed Scratch Trio. Great bowling, Franz!

High scores of the week

Gutter Gussies (12/7) – Tammy Kirchubel 194, Ann Fitzsimmons 178, Judy Guinn 171. Ho Hum Trio (12/8) – Chris Henricksen 192, Tillie Allen 182, Sherl Bachtold 182, Margie Stephens 183. South Tahoe Seniors (12/8) – Jo Ann Hoy 166, George Markis 223, Steve Layton 185, Roger Bush 193, Gary Gruber 198. His and Hers (12/8) – Ray Wilson 204, Dennis Hofferbor 265/642, David Dickinson 289/617, Richard Hart 201, Kevin Iggens 200, Tillie Allen 217, Gary Parsons 190, Bob Wasilchuk 205, David Olivo 233, Michael Blank 247-233/660, James Sterling 202-202, Mike Kivi 208, Robert Pederson 211, William Campbell 233, Jim Hammond 203-235/630, Ginny Hammond 187. Sierra Hi Balls (12/9) – Max Withrow 204, Steve A. 210, Linda Matlin 190, Pam Donaldson 204, Carolyn Lewis 201, Norm Attenborough 208-210, Kevin Root 222. Goofers (12/9) – Dennis Minami 256, George Bergman 236, Tom DeGuide 218, Vicki Williams 180, Juan Bach 209, Norm Attenborough 209. Guys and Dolls (12/10) – Mario Lomibao 204, Chris Fountain 231, Karen Duron 171, Ed Johnston 200, John Filas 204, Danny Jones 265/609, Jeff Stockton 253, Bob Bolinger 208, Bob Swift 201, Monte Reece 206, Chuck Crites 203, Tom Nobriga 205, Bob Allender 230, Pat Fountain 229-205/629, Willie Campbell 233-201/602, Shirley March 212, Patrick Heath 223, Don Figeroa 202. Mixed Scratch Trio (12/10) – Franz Goepfert 236-266-247/749, John Shott 212-204, Willie Campbell 231, Mario Lomibao 233, Jim Sterling 215-213, David Ramsay 214-214/619, Lee Harvey 231. Basin Bowlers (12/9) – Rande Howell 215-212/606, David Koch 187, Doug La Pierre 225.

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