The Richmond Register

November 11, 2012

BOWLING: Six men reach 700 at Galaxy

By Dean Acker
Register Bowling Columnist

RICHMOND — Six men bowled a 700 series at Galaxy last week led by Tyler Morgan with a 724.

Ollie Gasser (717), Mark Rogers (716), Neil Haggard (715), Brandon Simpson (713) and Shawn Barton (704) also reached this coveted level.

Gasser bowled the high game for the week at 278, which places him fourth on the leaderboard for the season.

Regina Barton rolled the best women’s scores for the week with a 247 game and 623 series.

“Turkey Shoot” scheduled for Sunday

The Madison County Bowling Association is sponsoring its seventh-annual “Turkey Shoot” at 2 p.m. Sunday.

This will be a combination 3-6-9 and no-tap tournament. Bowlers are awarded free strikes in the third, sixth and ninth frames, and nine pins down with the first ball in a frame counts as a strike in no-tap competition.

The entry fee is $15 to bowl four games. All bowlers are eligible. The men and women with the two top scores will each receive a $30 gift card.

Bowlers who roll three strikes in a row (called a turkey) will receive a ticket and be entered into a drawing for eight additional $30 gift cards.

Previously, frozen turkeys were awarded as prizes in this tournament, but it was determined that awarding gift cards which the winners could use to purchase a turkey was more practical.

Everyone is invited to come and bowl in this fun tournament.

League Highlights

Galaxy Classic

Neil Haggard (715) and Shawn Barton (704) bowled the high series scores for league members last week, while the highest games were 276 by Barton and 266 by Glenn Masters.

Substitutes Tyler Morgan (724) and Brandon Simpson (713) also rolled a 700 series.

A 600 series was bowled by Randy Burgess Sr. (670), Masters (670), Cody Daly (658), Barry Miller (654), Brandon Lutes (639), Lewis Jones Jr. (631), Dallas Thomas (630), Patrick Wells (629), Cody Dapkus (624), Scott Kaylor (615), Mike E. Bryant (605) and Ron Roberts (604).

Regina Barton led the league’s ladies with a 247 game and 623 series, followed by Andi Daly at 219 and 564.

There were 55 200-level games bowled by 33 individuals at this session.

Galaxy Girls

The top games in this league last week were 206 by Narita Rose and 200 by Brenda Marcum. This was Marcum’s first 200 game for this season.

Bridget Settles (523) and Marcum (514) rolled the best series scores for the night.

Splits were converted by Brenda Williams (3-10), Carole Bales (3-10), Dina Adams (2-7), Betty Lou Masters (3-10), Faye Willis (5-6-7), Mary Marcum (6-7-10) and Settles (3-10).


Pam Johnson (192) and Bridget Settles, with a no-miss 190 score, bowled the high games in this league last Tuesday.

The best series scores were 515 by Settles and 489 by Tina Hunter.

Splits were converted by Jane Ann Whitaker (2-7), Larilyn Koury (5-10), Johnson (5-10) and Settles (5-7 and 3-10).

Early Birds

Gail Campbell led this league last Wednesday morning with a 194 game and 531 series, followed by Beverly Brassfield at 190 and 503.

Wednesday Wonders

Tyler Morgan led the members of this league with a 267 game and 706 series, followed by Matt Joyce at 237 and 647.

A 600 series was also bowled by David Norman (645), Lewis Jones Sr. (640), Terry Jackson (608) and substitutes John Hickam (694) and Brandon Simpson (685).

Miranda Reffitt led the women in the league with a 215 game and 598 series, followed by JoAnn Smith at 194 and 510.

Randy Million and Cynthia Eades each converted a 5-10 split.

Friday Night Mixed

Mark Rogers led this league last week with a 716 series, which included a 249 game.

A 600 series was rolled by Glenn Masters (685), Neil Haggard (673), Ron Gugel (668), John Hickam (648), Lewis Jones Jr. (625) and Donnie Barger (622).

The top games were 250 by Haggard, 249 by Rogers and 248 by Masters.

The women were led by Novel Davis with a 211 game and 535 series, Julia Landreth with a 201 game and 523 series and Narita Rose with a 180 game and 512 series. This was the first 200 game of the season for Landreth.

Splits were converted by Bill Bowles (4-10) and Beverly Shearer (2-7-8).


Ollie Gasser rolled the top scores in this league at the Nov. 2 session with a 244 game and 660 series. Merle Meade was next in both categories with a 224 game and 598 series.

Scores for Nov. 2 were not available in time to be included in last week’s column.

Sandy Reynolds led the women on Nov. 2 with a 172 game and 470 series. Pat Harris rolled the second-best game (159) and Margaret Tilsley the second-best women’s series (435).

Ollie Gasser led this league last Friday and all the bowlers at Galaxy for the week with a 278 game. This ranks him fourth on the Galaxy leaderboard for men’s games this season.

Gasser, a senior at Model High School, also joined the Galaxy 700 club with a 717 series total.

It is too bad that Model did not enter a team in the KHSAA bowling competition. Gasser, along with J. J. Reisig, Turner Curtis and Raymond White could have been the nucleus of a team with a real chance to win the state championship.

Merle Meade rolled the next-best game (211) and series (621) for the night. Meade also bowled a no-miss 208 game.

The league’s women were led by Sandy Reynolds with a 573 series and 201 game and Sara Zuercher with a 529 series and 202 game.

Al McKnight picked up a 3-10 split.

Cash Money League

Ronnie Norris Sr. led this league last Monday with a 214 game and 581 series. Donald Spivey rolled the second-best game (202) and Mike Aldrich the second-best series (556).

Patricia Norris rolled the top women’s game (137), while Debra Robertson and Sara Burgess tied for the second-best women’s game at 127.

Burgess (380) and Mary Mink (340) bowled the best women’s series scores for the night.

Substitute Steve McKnight bowled a 244 game and 607 series.

Bad Bowlers No-Tap

Nine pins down with the first ball in a frame counts as a strike in no-tap leagues.

Kyle Shultz led the men in this league last week with a 268 game and 667 series. Gary Cromer was next with a 264 game and 648 series.

Other men who bowled a 600 series were Jim Hisle (628), David Robinson (623), Steve Dickey (617) and Ed Maggard (612).

Substitute Lynn Estes rolled a 746 series, which included two 255 games.

Tina Hisle led the league’s women with a 246 game and 676 series, followed by Gail Campbell at 243 and 620.

Last Week’s Top Scores

Men’s Games

Ollie Gasser    278

Shawn Barton    276

Glenn Masters    266

Brandon Lutes    258

Neil Haggard    257

Brandon Simpson    257

Cody Daly    256

Tyler Morgan    256

Mark Rogers    249

Scott Kaylor    248

Randy Burgess Sr.    245

Ron Gugel    244

Steve McKnight    244

John Hickam    237

Matt Joyce    237

Cody Dapkus    236

Patrick Wells    236

Lewis Jones Jr.    235

Robert Johnson    235

David Norman    231

Donnie Barger    228

Terry Jackson    226

Barry Miller    224

Joe Reichel    224

Mike E. Bryant    224

Lewis Jones Sr.    224

Merle Meade    224

Bill Bowles    223

Mike Riley    222

Woody Arvin    222

Craig Richmond    222

Steve Woltering    222

Ronald Richmond    216

Ron Roberts    215

Bobby Abrams    214

Ronnie Norris Sr.    214

Keith Nash    214

Dallas Thomas    213

Todd Young    213

Gary Cromer    212

Bruce Watson    212

Aaron Rose    211

Don L. Johnson    209

Joe Sageser    209

Chris Walker    206

Gary Kerns    205

Tim Wells    205

Donald Spivey    202

Carl Daniels    201

Anthony Taulbee    201

Paul Dapkus    201

Turner Curtis    200

Sean Christianson    200

Mike Aldrich    200

Women’s Games

Regina Barton    247

Andi Daly    219

Miranda Reffitt    215

Narita Rose    206

Sara Zuercher    202

Sandy Reynolds    201

Julia Landreth    201

Brenda Marcum    200

Kymmi Bowles    195

JoAnn Smith    194

Gail Campbell    194

Pam Johnson    192

Bridget Settles    190

Beverly Brassfield    190

Bridget Settles    183

Donna Fourre    183