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Mike Schottenstein throws a 242 scratch game.

Homage retained the top spot in the I.M. Harris B’nai B’rith Men’s Bowling League with just a week left to go in the regular season after taking 28 points in its win over Golden & Meizlish March 19. The team was led by Maurice Caplan and Barry Darroe who had four points each in the win over Golden & Meizlish, which lost the match despite Keith Golden’s 674 handicap series.

During other March 19 matches, Volunteers for Israel rose to second place while taking 21 points from Nutis Press. Volunteers sub Stu Gold helped his team make its move with four points and a 717 handicap series while Nutis sub Marc Carroll threw a 654 handicap series.

Shareatech dropped to third place during the day’s matches after handing 21 points to Conrad’s Gifts, who were led by Larry Gordon’s 673 handicap series. Conrad’s Gifts took the win despite Shareatech’s Marc Gutter grabbing four points while throwing a 743 handicap series.

In other matches, Tim Leasure’s four points and 764 league high handicap series for the day led Bressman Law to 28.5 points in its win over JAW Enterprises. Also, Murray Weinberg’s four points and 743 handicap series led Holiday Lanes to 19 points in its win over Strip Hoppers.

Meanwhile, in the International B’nai B’rith Bowling Association Orlov Doubles Tournament, the I.M. Harris team of Ira Nutis and Roni Hyman scored 1515 pins, finishing tied for sixth place and winning $34.

During the previous week’s matches, Shareatech, with four points from lead off bowler Justin Shaw and Jonathan Cooperman’s 722 league high handicap series of the day, took 23 points from league leader Homage. Golden & Meizlish, with four points each from Keith Golden and Jonathan Beck, took 22 points from Nutis Press, which was competing without Ira Nutis, the league high individual average leader.

JAW Enterprises, led by Mike Schottenstein’s 242 league high scratch game of the day, took 22 points from Conrad’s Gifts. Also, Volunteers for Israel, with four points by Randy Cuenot, took 27 points from Holiday Lanes while Strip Hoppers, with four points from A.C. Strip, took 23 points from Bressman Law.

Danny Rothschild – I.M. Harris Bowler of the Week



Danny Rothschild, 68, a 20-year-veteran of the league, is this week’s Bowler of The Week. He began his bowling career in a duckpin league in his former home of Silver Springs, Md.

Rothschild said he most enjoys “the Jewish guys in the league who come from all walks of life as well as their diversity.” The University of Maryland graduate retired after 30 years managing in the retail tire business. He is a member of Congregation Tifereth Israel in Columbus, an avid rock music fan, enjoys making people laugh and relaxes by tending the vegetables in his garden.

The bowler of the week is selected by the I.M. Harris B’nai B’rith Men’s Bowling League.

March 19 highlights

Splits –

Mike Caplan 2-6-7-10

Keith Golden 3-9-10 & 3-10

Jeff Wasserstrom 4-5-7

David Bressman 3-10

Jerry Friedman 5-10

Mark Mitzman 4-5

Larry Gordon 4-5-7

Dave Edelstein 4-5

Marc Gutter 5-7

Pooches – A gutter ball on the first throw followed up by a strike or a spare.

Howard Schlein

Clean Game – When there are strikes or spares in every frame

Jeff Wasserstrom

Pot O’Gold – Mike Caplan bowled for the $594 Pot and made the first strike but declined to go for the second and instead took home the $300 prize.

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Mike Caplan throws the winning Pot O’Gold strike.

March 12 highlights

Splits –

Ken Kerstein 3-10 (3x)

Terry Sherman 5-7-9, 5-10

Ron Weisman 2-4-7-10, 4-6

Stu Gold 3-10, 5-7

Mark Mitzman 3-5-10

Murray Weinberg 8-9

David Stone 4-5

Ari Frum 2-10

Jedidiah Bressman 5-7

AC Strip 2-7

Clean Game –

Jonathan Cooperman

Pot O’Gold – Terry Sherman bowled for a record $545 Pot but came up 3 pins short, winning $7.

Notables –

Jeff Wasserstrom’s 234 led all bowlers March 19 with the day’s league high scratch game.

Former league bowler, Ron Rycus, now a member of the United Auto Workers league in Lansing, Mich., recently bowled his third 300 game using the same ball he used for his 2010 perfect game. Rycus compared his change from bowling in the B’nai B’rith League to the UAW League as going from a “bagels and cream cheese league” to a “pizza and beer” league.

Maurice Caplan’s 57 points retained the top spot for High Individual Match Point while Ira Nutis’ 209.6 average retained the lead in the Individual High Average.

Team Standings Following March 19

1. Homage 215.5

2. Volunteers for Israel 193

3. Shareatech 188.5

4. Conrad’s Gifts 185

5. Nutis Press 176

6. JAW Enterprises 170.5

7. G & M Law 163.5

8. Strip Hoppers 162.5

9. Bressman Law 158.5

10. Holiday Lanes 147

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