By Dean Acker
By Register Bowling Columnist
Brandon Simpson bowled three 700 series last week (775, 745 and 711). John Hickam (789), Lewis Jones Jr. (768) and Mike E. Bryant (726) also rolled a 700 series.
Hickam and Jones Jr. narrowly missed bowling a 300 game with score of 290 and 289, respectively.
Narita Rose bowled the high women’s game for the week (217) and Regina Barton the best women’s series (583).
Dause Memorial Tournament set for Sunday
The second-annual Lemetta Dause Memorial Tournament will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday. Lemetta, an avid bowler and member of Galaxy’s 600 Club for women, succumbed to cancer in December 2011.
The tourney will use the 3-6-9 format in which bowlers are awarded free strikes in the third, sixth and ninth frames and the no-tap format in which nine pins down with the first ball in a frame counts as a strike.
The entry fee is $20 to bowl four games.
The proceeds will be donated to Hospice Care Plus in Lemetta’s honor.
Prizes will be awarded to the winners and numerous door prizes will be awarded.
Any business or individual who would like to contribute to Hospice Care Plus through this tournament by donating a prize or money may contact Harvey Poynter at 582-4764 or Beverly Shearer at 625-4130.
Lewis Jones Jr. led this league last Monday with a 289 game. Mike E. Bryant, David Norman and John Hickam each bowled a 279 game.
The best series scores were 775 by Brandon Simpson and 768 by Jones Jr.
A 600 series was bowled by Norman (697), Gary Cromer (667), Ron Gugel (675), Shawn Barton (674), Bobby Abrams (661), Randy Burgess (651), Lynn Estes (645), Neil Haggard (641), Barry Miller (639) and Joe Reichel (639).
Ronnie Hurd (636), Lewis Jones Sr. (628), Patrick Wells (618), Hickam (615), Glenn Masters (612), Billy McGuire (611), Scott Kaylor (609), Matt Wieczorek (606) and Aaron Rose (603) also reached the 600 series level.
The top games in this league last Tuesday were 190 by Linda Combs and 189 by Amy Felty, while the high series scores were 499 by Mary Marcum and 493 by Felty.
Splits were converted by Beverly Aleshire (6-7), Emma Lee Tate (3-10), Karen Hendrix (5-6), Velma Cruse (3-10), Ruby Jo Ward (2-7), Sherry Ernst (5-7), Faye Willis (3-10) and Brenda Marcum (5-8-10 and 3-10).
Tina Hunter (189) and Connie Bowlin (185) bowled the high games in this league last Tuesday, while the top series scores were 518 by Bowlin and 499 by Linda Bowles. Splits were converted by Hunter (5-8-10 and 5-10), Janie Ohr (4-8-9), Sherry Ernst (5-7) and Barbara Hendren (5-10).
Karen Kensicki led this league last Wednesday morning with a 204 game and 512 series. Beverly Brassfield bowled the second-best game (193) and Genny Bryant the second-high series (502).
Splits were picked up by Carroll Hackworth (5-10), Mollie Morris (4-6-10), Sue Hegel Meyer (3-10) and Barbara Brogle
Steve McKnight led this league with a 268 game and 677 series. Lewis Jones Sr. bowled the second-best game (243) and Bill Bowles the second-high series (663).
A 600 series was also bowled by Jones Sr. (646), Lewis Jones, Jr. (618) and Woody Arvin (606).
Substitute Brandon Simpson rolled 247 game and 711 series.
The league’s women were led by Kymmi Bowles with a 173 game and 462 series. The second-best women’s game was 158 by Mikki Moren and the second-high series was 440 by Pat Holtzclaw.
Teresa Jackson converted a 6-7-10, 4-9 and 5-10 split.
The top games in this league last week were 250 by Russell Jones and 246 by Carl Daniels, while the best series scores were 693 by Daniels and 609 by David Robinson. Mike Huser rolled a 600 series.
Tina Hisle led the league’s women with a 200 game and 508 series, followed by Beverly Shearer at 192 and 484.
Friday Night Mixed
John Hickam led this league last week with a 290 game and 789 series. Mark Rogers bowled the next-best scores for league members with a 257 game and 643 series. Substitute Brandon Simpson rolled a 255 game and 745 series.
A 600 series was also bowled by Lewis Jones Jr. (637) and Ron Gugel (605). The high women’s games were 217 by Narita Rose and 175 by Novel Davis, while the top series was 565 by Rose.
Splits were converted by Rose (4-7-9) and Debbie Jones (5-7).
Ollie Gasser (224) and Brian Ford (212) bowled the top games last week, while the best series were 633 by Gasser and 572 by Merle Meade.
The best women’s games were 190 by Sara Zuercher and 188 by Miranda Reffitt.
Sandy Reynolds (541) and Zuercher (529) bowled the high series scores for the women.
Beverly Werner converted a 5-7 split.
Steve Dalton (199) and Ronnie Norris Sr. (185) bowled the high games in this league last Monday, while the best series were 531 by Norris Sr. and 516 by Steve McKnight.
The top women’s games were bowled by Debra Robertson (149) and Carolyn McKnight (145), while the high series were 409 by McKnight and 376 by Robertson.
Bad Bowlers No-Tap
Nine pins down with the first ball in a frame counts as a strike in no-tap leagues.
Gary Cromer bowled the high game (276) and series (787) last Tuesday. His series score is a new high for the league this season.
Anthony Taulbee rolled the second-best game (245) and Ed Maggard the second-high series (662).
Joanna Dickey led the league’s ladies with a 208 game and 556 series, followed by Pat Taulbee at 151 and 404.
Last week’s top scores
John Hickam 290
Lewis Jones Jr. 289
Mike E. Bryant 279
David Norman 279
Brandon Simpson 268
Steve McKnight 268
Shawn Barton 258
Lynn Estes 258
Mark Rogers 257
Carl Daniels 254
Gary Cromer 251
Russell Jones 250
Lewis Jones Sr. 243
Eric Huff 243
Bill Bowles 241
Ronnie Hurd 241
Terry Jackson 241
Scott Kaylor 236
Ron Gugel 236
Glenn Masters 236
Randy Burgess 235
Woody Arvin 234
Russell Truesdale 234
David Robinson 233
Bobby Abrams 233
Neil Haggard 231
Joe Reichel 229
Billy McGuire 227
Matt Wiezorek 226
Ollie Gasser 224
Barry Miller 223
Patrick Wells 223
Ronnie Thomas 222
Ronald Richmond 220
Steve Woltering 215
Spider Weaver 214
Robbie Richmond 212
Donnie Barger 212
Brian Ford 212
Bruce Watson 211
Terry Jackson 209
James Webb 207
Tim Wells 205
Aaron Rose 205
Mike Huser 203
Ron Roberts 202
Kenny Smith 201
John Rice 201
Mike Riley 200
Narita Rose 217
Regina Barton 206
Karen Kensicki 204
Beverly Brassfield 193
Beverly Shearer 192
Gail Campbell 191
Sara Zuercher 190
Linda Combs 190
Tina Hunter 189
Amy Felty 189
Andi Daly 188
Miranda Reffitt 188
Sandy Reynolds 187
Connie Bowlin 185
Novel Davis 184
Mary Marcum 183