It was quite a week for recent Peoria River City Association Hall of Fame inductee Pete Burdette at Safari Bowl in Morton.

He rolled a 300 game and an 815 series during the Safari Handicap Doubles Tournament on Sunday, and followed that with an 805 on Monday during the Bill Mastronardi/Bud Light Masters.

Burdette opened the doubles event with 289, 300 and 226 for an 815. He finished the six-game block with 1,440. He and partner Corey Gray placed seventh, one spot out of the cash.

On Monday, Burdette had games of 299, 279 and 227 to help his Lannert Chiropractic team to a 40-10 decision over Roxy’s.

DOUBLES CHAMPS: Eddie Flanigan and Steve Taylor survived a late charge by Sammy Taylor Jr. and Vince Pollard and held on to win the Safari Handicap Doubles event. The winners finished with a six-game doubles total of 2,850, just 13 pins ahead of Taylor Jr. and Pollard, to earn the $1,000 top prize.

Flanigan had a six-game block of 1,435 and Steve Taylor added 1,415. But in the final game, Flanigan rolled a 234 and Taylor a 201 for a 435. Sammy Taylor Jr. closed out a tournament-high 1,544 block with a 279 and Pollard added a 269 for a 548 to just fall shy of the top spot with 2,837.

Taylor Jr. had games of 258, 268, 257, 235, 247 and the 279 to lead the field with a 257.3 average.

Benny Barnwell (1,434) and Mike Baker (1,397) were third just six more pins back at 2,831, followed by Don Sweet (1,437) and Bob Baker (1,380) at 2,817, Chad Barnes (1,426) and Chris Stenger (1,383) at 2,809, and Fred Sims (1,411) and Brian Trammell (1,393) at 2,804.

Stenger and Mike Davis both just missed out on perfect games, posting identical 296 games. Both bowlers ended a string of 11 strikes by leaving the 4-6-7-10 split on their final shot.

THAT’S A WINNER: Rob Johnson beat a field of 43 bowlers last Sunday to claim the Grand Prix Senior Tour title at Frontier Bowl in O’Fallon.

He averaged 242.9 to win the $1,000 top prize. He qualified third for the stepladder finals with a 1,943, 20 pins behind tournament leader Rodney Mouser and three behind David Rosenburg.

In the finals, Johnson beat Kerry Davis, 266-234, and then eliminated Rosenburg, 239-195. Johnson knocked off Mouser, 225-213 for the title.

IT’S OFFICIAL: The final results for the Central Illinois Tournament at King Pin Lanes in Springfield were released last week, and the 1,466 by Kenny Combs and Gary Alstott held up to win the scratch doubles event.

Combs and Alstott split the winning score evenly, with both posting a 733 series. Their winning total was 12 pins better than the 1,454 posted by former doubles winners Tom Adcock and Jason Queen of Decatur.

YOUTH WINNERS: Blake Williams posted a tournament-high 875 handicap series to win one of the divisions of the Walt Kuykendall Prince & Princess Youth Tournament at Plaza Lanes last weekend.

Williams won the Boys Over 12 division to earn $170 in scholarship money. Austin Hall was second (805, $85), Daniel Curless third (783, $70), Peter Milich placed both fourth (771, $60) and sixth (738, $43.70) and Colton Wind was fifth (764, $50).

Christie Jackson was the Girls Over 12 winner with a 739 for $150 in scholarship money. Grace Liening was second (732, $75), followed by Jackie Compton (689, $50) and Kourtney Hauk (685, $44.13).

In the Boys Under 11 group, Isaiah Ghantos earned $120 in scholarship money with a winning 746. Bobby Edwards was second with 740 ($62.47).

Tamia Burke earned $100 for winning the Girls Under 11 title with a 700. Zakiya Burke was second, 20 pins back with 680 ($59.75).

MIXED EVENT: The inaugural Peoria River City Association’s Mixed Doubles Tournament will be held on the weekends of March 17-18 and 24-25 at Safari Bowl in Morton. Squad times are 11 and 2 p.m. each day, and entry fee is $20 per person.

There should be plenty of high scores, because the event is handicapped 100 percent of 300.

JOHNNY CAMPOS is the Journal Star bowling columnist. He can be reached at 686-3214 or at Follow him on Twitter @JohnnyCampos59.