By Dean Acker
Register Bowling Columnist
There were five 700 series bowled at Galaxy this week. Brandon Simpson rolled two 700 series, while Ron Gugel, John Hickam and Glenn Masters each reached that level once.
Regina Barton rolled the first women’s 600 series of the season at Galaxy.
Details are included in the league highlights.
Senior tournament deadlines
Entries for the Kentucky senior men’s state tournament close Monday, while the deadline for registering for the senior women’s state tourney is Sept. 27.
The men’s tourney will be contested at Galaxy on Sept. 28 and 29 and the women’s tourney on Oct. 5 and 6, also at Galaxy.
Each tournament will involve competition in six age groups ranging from 50-54 to 75 and older. The winners in each age group will be eligible for the national seniors tournament in Reno, Nev., in July 2014.
Registration forms and rules are available at the Galaxy Center.
Gary Holtzclaw (233) and Mark Rogers (227) bowled the high games as this league opened its season on Sept. 11 with six teams. The best series scores were 633 by Rogers and 628 by Bill Bowles.
Pat Holtzclaw (166), Kymmi Bowles (165), Julia Landreth (164) and JoAnn Smith (164) rolled the top games for the league’s ladies. The best women’s series were 461 by Holtzclaw and 432 by Bowles.
The high games for the league’s members last Thursday were 241 by John Hickam and 216 by Gary Cromer. Hickam (594) and Carl Daniels (543) rolled the best series scores.
Beverly Shearer led the league’s ladies with a 199 game and 559 series, followed by Denise Lakner at 194 and 544.
Tina Hisle converted a 3-10 split.
Substitute Brandon Simpson topped all the league’s members with a 258 game and 716 series.
Ron Gugel (709) and John Hickam (703) rolled the high series scores on Friday and they also bowled the high games — 279 by Hickam and 268 by Gugel.
A 600 series was rolled by Steve Woltering (644), Lewis Jones Jr. (639), Glenn Masters (634) and Ronald Richmond (606).
The top women’s games were 228 by Jan Farnstrom and 217 by Narita Rose, while the best women’s series were 597 by Rose and 554 by Farnstrom.
Three other women — Sandy Reynolds (549), Margaret Tilsley (522) and Beverly Shearer (504) — also rolled a 500 series.
This league has expanded to include 16 teams.
Lewis Jones Sr. (268) and Glenn Masters (267) bowled the top games on Monday, while the best series were 740 by Brandon Simpson and 703 by Masters.
A 600 series was bowled by Joe Reichel (692), Lewis Jones Jr. (671), Bruce Watson (667), John Hickam (629), Ronnie Thomas (627), Lynn Estes (625), Randy Burgess (621) and Robby Bales (618).
Regina Barton led the league’s ladies with a 245 game and 602 series.
Brenda Marcum led this league on Tuesday with a no-miss 191 game, followed by Brenda Williams at 181.
The best series scores were recorded by Beverly Aleshire (503), Shella Cobb (477) and Betty Lou Masters (476).
Splits were converted by Masters (3-10), Jelemia Sanders (3-10), Beverly Shearer (2-7) and Velma Cruse (3-10).
Emma Reams (173), Janie Ohr (169) and Doris Gish (168) bowled the high games on Tuesday morning.
Ohr rolled the top series (474), followed by Connie Bowlin (461).
Splits were converted by Dewey Locker (8-9), Janell Williams (5-10), Sherry Ernst (2-7), Kim Owens (5-9-10) and Judy Lewis (5-8-10).
Beverly Shearer led this league with a 230 game and 560 series Wednesday morning.
Gail Campbell bowled the second-best game with a 195 score, while the second-highest series was 508 by Karen Kensicki.
Splits were converted by Campbell (5-7), Joyce Kearns (6-7-10) and Beverly Brassfield (2-7 and 2-9).
The top game (197) and series (569) were rolled by Gary Cromer on Monday.
Tony Jones bowled the second-best game (194) and Sam Spangler rolled the second-high series (481).
Jessica Bitnar led the ladies with a 176 game and 422 series, followed by Christy Andrews at 150 and 410.
Bad Bowlers No-Tap
Nine pins down with the first ball in a frame counts as a strike in no-tap leagues.
Kyle Shultz bowled the top game (225) and series (567) as this league opened its fall season as a doubles league on Tuesday.
Aaron Wilson rolled the second-best series (540) and he and Josh Wilson tied for the second-highest game at 220.
The league’s ladies were led by April Brumfield with a 197 game and 498 series, followed by Joanna Dickey at 175 and 461.
Splits were converted by Dickey (2-7 and 5-10) and Don Brumfield (2-7).
This week’s top scores
John Hickam 279
Lewis Jones Sr. 268
Ron Gugel 268
Glenn Masters 267
Brandon Simpson 258
Steve Woltering 239
Joe Reichel 238
Glenn Masters 235
Lewis Jones Jr. 235
Lynn Estes 234
Gary Holtzclaw 233
Mark Rogers 227
Barry Miller 226
Bruce Watson 226
Randy Burgess 226
Bill Bowles 226
Mike Riley 225
Bobby Abrams 225
Aaron Rose 224
Paul Dapkus 219
Ronnie Thomas 217
Gary Cromer 216
Ronald Richmond 215
Robby Bales 215
Tyler Harris 214
Rick Stamper 213
Kenny Smith 213
Charles Glodt 213
Gary Holtzclaw 212
Neil Haggard 212
Terry Jackson 211
Joe Bailey 211
Ron Roberts 211
Patrick Wells 210
Harvey Poynter 207
Ronnie Hurd 206
Todd Young 204
Merle Meade 203
Todd Young 203
Tim Wells 202
Carl Daniels 201
Tim Lainhart 200
Peanut Johnson 200
Regina Barton 245
Beverly Shearer 230
Jan Farnstrom 228
Narita Rose 217
Tracy Gugel 216
Margaret Tilsley 213
Sandy Reynolds 211
Gail Campbell 195
Denise Lakner 194
Sue Hegelmeyer 192
Brenda Marcum 191
Novel Davis 188
Alicia Butler 184
Brenda Williams 181
Karen Kensicki 180