The Richmond Register

November 14, 2013

BOWLING: Simpson bowls trio of 700 series

By Dean Acker
Register Bowling Columnist

RICHMOND — Brandon Simpson bowled three 700 series this week (776, 758 and 703). A 700 series was also rolled by John Hickam (760), Randy Burgess (758) and Ron Gugel (711).

Gugel has reacbed the 700 series mark 11 times this season, while Simpson has reached that level eight times.

The highest game for the week was 280 by Steve Woltering.

The best women’s scores were a 256 game by Gail Campbell and a 632 series by Sara Zuercher.

MCWBA seniors tournament Sunday

The Madison County Women’s Bowling Association will play host to its annual seniors tournament at 2 p.m. Sunday. This tourney is open to all members aged 50 or more.

The entry fee is $15 to bowl three games. Cash prizes will be awarded to those who place in the top 20 percent based upon actual scores plus handicaps.

The champion will receive a paid entry for next year’s senior women’s state tournament.

High school bowling

The Madison Southern bowling team will open its 2013-14 season at 6 p.m. today with a match against Lee County at Galaxy.

The Eagles have road matches at Montgomery County on Saturday and Corbin on Tuesday.

The MSHS bowlers are coached by Margaret Tilsley and Randy Burgess.

Madison Central has bowled three matches this season. The Central boys topped Corbin, but lost matches to Lee County and Montgomery County. The results were reversed for the Lady Indians as they topped Lee County and Montgomery County, but lost to Corbin.

Central is coached by Mark Harrison and J. J. Harrison — no relation.

League highlights

Galaxy Classic

Randy Burgess (278) and Brandon Simpson (276) bowled the top games for the members of this league on Monday and they also rolled the high series scores — 776 by Simpson and 758 by Burgess.

Substitute John Hickam rolled a 277 game and 760 series and sub John Poynter bowled a 269 game and 692 series.

A 600 series was also bowled by Ron Gugel (686), Bill Bowles (668), Barry Miller (663), Robby Bales (653), Bobby Abrams (622), Shawn Barton (610), Aaron Rose (609) and Neil Haggard (604).

Two women bowled a 500 series — Regina Barton (530) and Chris Collins (521).

Galaxy Girls

Brenda Williams and Narita Rose led the members of this league on Tuesday. Williams bowled a 514 series and 179 game and Rose rolled a 192 game and 497 series

Substitute Gail Campbell bowled a 256 game and 584 series. Her 256 score ties her with Sara Zuercher for the highest women’s game at Galaxy this season.

Splits were converted by Rose (5-7), Beverly Aleshire (3-10), Jelemia Sanders (5-10) and Karen Hendrix (3-10).

Wednesday Wonders

The best series by the members of this league last week were 652 by Mark Rogers, 634 by Bobby Abrams and 626 by Lewis Jones Sr. Bill Bowles (233) and Jones Sr. (227) rolled the high games for league members.

Substitute Brandon Simpson topped all the league members with a 268 game and 703 series.

Pat Holtzclaw led the league’s ladies with a 183 game and 504 series. Cynthia Eades rolled the second-best women’s game (182) and Poovie Bryant recorded the second-high women’s series (436).

Debbie Jones bowled a season-best 162 game.

Classic Doubles

Bobby Abrams (238) and Josh Jackson (231) bowled the high games last Thursday, while William Taylor and Mike Huser tied for the best series score at 597.

The best women’s games were 181 by Tina Hisle and 172 by Beverly Shearer, while the high women’s series were 481 by Shearer and 469 by Hisle.

Terry Kirby converted a 5-7-9 split.


Steve Woltering and Ron Gugel recorded the top performances Friday. Woltering rolled a 280 game and 673 series and Gugel bowled a 711 series and 258 game.

A 600 series was also bowled by Lewis Jones Jr. (662) and Todd Young (604). Sub Brandon Simpson rolled a 276 game and 758 series.

Sara Zuercher led the ladies in the league with a 227 game and 632 series, followed by Narita Rose at 218 and 587.

A 500 series was also bowled by Sandy Reynolds (585) and Margaret Tilsley (500).


Connie Bowlin bowled the best game (189) and series (532) on Tuesday morning, followed by Doris Gish at 188 and 446.

Splits were converted by Kathy Palmer (5-8-10), Peggy Coy (4-9) and Tina Hunter (5-7 twice).

Early Birds

Gail Campbell bowled the high game (190) and series (506) Wednesday morning, followed by Pat Harris at 170 and 492.

Harris and Joyce Kearns each converted 3-10 splits.

Cash Money

Sam Spangler rolled the high game (216) and series (545) on Monday. Harlan Dyehouse bowled the second-best men’s game (178) and Bob Milto recorded the second-high men’s series (482).

The league’s women were led by Christy Andrews with a 192 game and 494 series, followed by Colleen Jackson at 162 and 444.

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 top game (246) and series (676) on Tuesday, followed by Aaron Wilson at 235 and 629.

The best women’s game (218) and series (591) were bowled by April Brumfield.

This week’s top scores

Men’s games

Steve Woltering    280

Randy Burgess    278

John Hickam    277

Brandon Simpson    276

John Poynter    269

Bill Bowles    268

Ron Gugel    258

Robby Bales    253

Glenn Masters    248

Lewis Jones Jr.    247

Bobby Abrams    238

Barry Miller    232

Josh Jackson    231

Lewis Jones Sr.    227

Russell Jones    224

Todd Young    222

Joe Reichel    222

Mark Rogers    220

Ronnie Hurd    220

Neil Haggard    220

Shawn Barton    217

Sam Spangler    216

Lynn Estes    214

Terry Jackson    214

Aaron Rose    213

Russell Truesdale    212

Gary Holtzclaw    211

Jim Collins    210

David Norman    210

Patrick Wells    210

Ray White    209

William Taylor    208

Rich Wells    207

Mike Huser    206

Will Logsdon    202

Ronald Richmond    202

Cody Dapkus    202

Peanut Johnson    201

Charles Glodt    201

Don L. Johnson    200

Kenny Smith    200

Ron Roberts    200

John Rice    200

Women’s games

Gail Campbell    256

Sara Zeurcher    227

Narita Rose    218

Sandy Reynolds    203

Chris Collins    194

Christy Andrews    192

Tracy Gugel    190

Gail Campbell    190

Connie Bowlin    189

Doris Gish    188

Regina Barton    188

Margaret Tilsley    183

Pat Holtzclaw    183

Tina Hisle    181