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February 17 2011

All Perfect

Bowlers warm up the season with 300s.

Steve Stein
Special to The Jewish News

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t's been cold outside, but local
bowlers have been heating up
the lanes:
Dennis Horwitz is a model of
consistency.
He's bowled four 300 games, three
years apart. Each perfect game was
the third game of his series. And
all the 300s were rolled at Country
Lanes in Farmington Hills while he
was competing in the Brotherhood-
Eddie Jacobson B'nai B'rith League.
Horwitz's first three perfect games
were in 2002, 2005 and 2008. Then
he bowled 182-183-300/665 on Jan.
17, 2011. The 216-average bowler
was frustrated after his first two
games, but not because he was
having an off-night.
"I bowled well, but I didn't have
anything to show for it," he said. "I
told one of my teammates before my
third game that this place owes me."
Country Lanes did indeed owe
Horwitz a break, and he got one
on the 11th of his 12 conseuctive
strikes when he survived a Brooklyn
hit.
Horwitz's 665 series broke his
mold of consistency. He had 700
series with his first three perfect
games.
This is Horwitz's 29th year
bowling in the Brotherhood-Eddie
Jacobson League.

Perfection Not Enough
Howie Gerenraich has bowled 13
perfect games and six 800 series in
his bowling career. What's tougher?
"An 800 series, by far. Not even
close," he said. "Look at it this way.
Bowling a 300 doesn't ensure an
800 series. You still have to bowl
at least 250 in your other two
games. You have to make the proper
adjustments on the lanes, and make
spares. There's no margin for error."
Gerenraich, 55, added to his 300
and 800 totals recently at 300 Bowl
in Waterford. He bowled 269-300-
248/817 in the Senior Classic Trio
League on Feb. 3, and 277-300-
269/846 in the 3-Man Majors League
on Jan. 13.

Keith

Gerenraich
almost didn't bowl
Feb. 3. He was
supposed to attend
a seminar in Allen
Park, but it was
canceled because of
bad weather.

Kingston

Count At Nine
Keith Kingston is
climbing closer to double figures
when it comes to 300 games. He
now has nine after rolling a pair
this season in the University Men's
League at Country Lanes.
Kingston bowled 217-197-300/714
on Nov. 2, and 300-228-193/721 on
Jan. 11. His 10th frame Jan. 11 can
be seen on YouTube at http://strike.
mrbowling300.corn .
This is the first time Kingston has
bowled more than one perfect game
in a season. He says the thrill of a
300 hasn't gone away.
"No, it hasn't gotten old:' he said.
"What's interesting is sometimes I'm
nervous beyond belief as I get closer
to a 300; and sometimes I'm very
relaxed and focused, like I was [in
January]. You can tell on the video
that I was having a good time."

In The Cards
Lenny Miller won the 10th Texas
Hold'em poker fund-raising
tournament hosted by the Pisgah-
Zeiger and Bloch-Israel B'nai B'rith
units at the Jewish Community
Center in West Bloomfield.
Former champions Mitch
Mandell (January 2009) and Alan
Mudryk (June 2009) finished
second and third, followed by Brad
Howell, Lyle Schaefer, Jeff Belen,
Jared Rothenberger and Adam
Kresch.
The tournament generates funds
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sponsored by Pisgah-Zeiger and
Bloch-Israel.
There were 66 competitors, a
typical turnout, including about
15 newcomers, said Pisgah-Zeiger
President Rick Sherline.

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