Bobby Burton, James Noe, Ron Roberts and Beverly Shearer were elected to the Madison County Bowling Association’s Hall of Fame at the group’s annual meeting on April 7.
Burton bowled in leagues at Maroon Lanes for 21 years. He bowled the first 300 game in a Madison County league with a perfect game in September of 1974. He has also bowled an 800 series and numerous 700 series, and he carried an average of 200 or higher for four years.
Burton served on the MCBA board of directors for ten years including two years as president.
Noe has bowled for 46 years and has rolled one 800 series and multiple 700 series. He has served as a league vice-president for seven years and was owner of Maroon Lanes for 17 years.
Roberts has bowled for 38 years. He has bowled one 300 game, two 299 games and one 298 game. He has bowled numerous 700 series and maintained an average of 200 or higher for four years.
Roberts has served as an association director for ten years including two years as treasurer.
Shearer is a member of the board of directors for both the men’s and women’s associations at Galaxy and has served on numerous committees for both groups. She has bowled for more than 20 years, and she is a member of the Galaxy women’s 600 club.
Shearer is the secretary-treasurer for most of Galaxy’s leagues and prepares and maintains the stat sheets for nine of the ten Galaxy leagues.
Congratulations to these new members of the MCBA Hall of Fame!
Free lineage summer leagues
Galaxy is offering free lineage leagues again this summer. Bowlers in these leagues will pay $10 to bowl each week with 100 percent of the fees going to the prize fund. This will result in large pay outs at the end of the season.
The free lineage leagues will be offered on four nights. There will be a four-person team league on Monday, a no-tap doubles league on Tuesday (nine pins down with the first ball in a frame counts as a strike in no-tap leagues), a regular doubles league on Wednesday and a four-person team league on Friday.
The Tuesday league will start April 23, the Friday league April 26, the Wednesday league May 1 and the Monday league May 6. The Tuesday league will bowl a 15-week season, while the other leagues will function for 12 weeks each. All leagues will use a 6:30 p.m. starting time.
The Monday and Friday leagues will be sanctioned, meaning USBC membership is required. This does not apply to the Tuesday and Wednesday leagues.
Go to Galaxy or call 624-4444 to sign up for one or more of these leagues.