Joey Kick came within three strikes of tying Dan Swenson’s all-time Madison Bowling Association record 878 series before ending with an 853 that set the all-time record for Schwoegler’s Entertainment Center to highlight Madison area bowling on Tuesday.
Competing in the West Towne Sportsmen’s League, Kick opened with his 20th career 300, added a 278 and started his third game with nine strikes, league-mate Brian Longfield reported.
But Kick, who had an 803 earlier this season, finished 8-spare and 7-count for 275 and 853, said Longfield, who didn’t see exactly what Kick left as he was several pairs away.
That left him 25 pins shy of Dan Swenson's record.
The 853 is the fourth-highest series in the MBA this season, behind Dave Lehr’s 868, Nate Sime’s 857 and Rick Thomas’ 855.
Competing in the Village Lanes All-Star Co-Ed Classic League, Rachel Zimmer led the women on Tuesday with 766 (247-270-279), the fourth-highest series among Madison area women this season. Zimmer had a 758 earlier this season.
Cher Breunig has the high with 786, followed by Lisa Kolosso at 782, and Becky James at 767,
Eric Serfort was next on Tuesday with 794 in the Village Co-Ed Classic.
Other men’s series of 750 or higher were 783 Matt Lajter and 757 by Kai Deering in the Waun-A-Bowl Suburban League, and 752 by Curt Crubaugh in the Ten Pin Alley Fifth Quarter League.
Marcie Pursell was next for the women on Tuesday with 672 in the Spartan Bowl Datex-Ohmeda League, followed by Doris Anderson with 655 in the Village Co-Ed Classic.
Source: scores reported to Wisconsin State Journal.