The Richmond Register

September 19, 2013

BOWLING: Simpson hits 700 twice at Galaxy

By Dean Acker
Register Bowling Columnist

RICHMOND — 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.

League highlights

Wednesday Wonders

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.

Classic Doubles

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.

Galaxy Classic

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.

Galaxy Girls

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).

Early Birds

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).

Cash Money

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

Men’s games

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

Women’s games

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