York Dispatch Bowler of the Week: Jerry Bigelow

  • Columbia's Jerry Bigelow is The York Dispatch Bowler of the Week.
  • The 77-year-old recently rolled his first 300 game at East Lincoln Lanes.
  • He started bowling in 1960. His favorite bowlers are Pete Weber and Parker Bohn III.

Bowler: Jerry Bigelow, 77, of Columbia.

Jerry Bigelow

Latest bowling accomplishment: Rolled his first career 300 game at East Lincoln Lanes.

My reaction to the 300 game: I couldn't believe it. I never thought I would get one. Before the last ball, I took a deep breath and focused on hitting my mark. All 12 strikes were in the pocket.

I started bowling: At Columbia Lanes in 1960.

Bowlers I have learned the most from: John Ernie and John Jameson.

Part of my game I'm working on improving: My concentration.

Most difficult part about bowling: Converting the 7-pin.

Most non-bowlers don't realize that: It's a sport that can be fun.

Advice I would give someone just starting to bowl: Find a good coach.

PBA bowlers I like to watch:Pete Weber and Parker Bohn III.

Future goal: Roll an 800 series.

York Dispatch Bowler of the Week: Dave Bankert Jr.

Note: The York County Senior Match Play Tournament will be held Saturday, Jan. 28, and Sunday, Jan. 29. Four games of qualifying will be held starting at 10 a.m., Saturday, at Hanover Bowling Centre, and 2 p.m., Saturday, at Suburban Bowlerama. The field will be cut after eight games and the bowlers will compete in a modified match play starting 10 a.m., Sunday, at Lion Bowl. There are three age groups (50-59), (60-66) and (67-plus). The cost is $60 per bowler, if paid before Jan. 26, and $75 per bowler after that date. For information, or to register, call Lion Bowl at (717) 244-6215.

Bowler of the Week is submitted by the York County Bowling Proprietors Association.