The Richmond Register

July 5, 2013

BOWLING: Simpson near perfect at Galaxy

By Dean Acker
By Register Bowling Columnist

RICHMOND — Brandon Simpson just missed a perfect game in the Monday Mixed League this week with a 299 score. He also rolled the high series for the week at Galaxy with a 740 total.

Details are included in the league highlights.

League highlights

Monday Mixed

Brandon Simpson fell just short of rolling the third sanctioned 300 game of his career with a 299 game. Simpson rolled two 300 games during the 2011-12 season.

Simpson opened the first game of his series with 11 strikes, but left the six pin on his 12th ball. He added games of 206 and 235 for a 740 score and his 24th 700 series of the season.

This was Simpson’s first-ever 299 game.

John Hickam bowled the second-best series (706), while the next-best games were 258 by Todd Young and 257 by David Norman.

A 600 series was bowled by Matt Cracraft (666), Norman (657), Lewis Jones Jr. (655), Bill Bowles (643), Tyler Magedanz (634) and Young (621).

The top women’s game was 203 by Miranda Reffitt, while the best women’s series was 498 by Narita Rose.

Paul Crowe converted a 2-10 split.

The Git-R-Done team (Terry Jackson, John Rice, David Norman and Brandon Simpson) holds a three-game lead over the Pittsnogglers (Zach Niekirk, Matt Cracraft and Tyler and Andrew Magedanz) with three weeks remaining in the season.,

Friday Doubles

The high game (268) and series (722) in this league last Friday were bowled by John Hickam.

Kyle Shultz bowled the second-best game with a career-best score of 238, while the second-highest series was 643 by Todd Young. Colin Green rolled a 624 series.

Beth Smith led the ladies in the league with a 128 game and 368 series.

This league will not bowl tonight because of the Independence Day holiday.

Summer Cash Money

Ollie Gasser (204), Russell Truesdale (203), Turner Curtis (202) and Ronnie Norris Sr. (200) bowled the top games on Monday.

The high series scores were 553 by Raymond White and 550 by Gasser.

Tuesday No-tap Doubles

Nine pins down with the first ball in a frame counts as a strike in no-tap leagues.

The best men’s series by league members this week were 764 by Gary Cromer, 752 by Bill Bowles and 709 by Lynn Estes.

A 700 series was also bowled by substitutes Brandon Simpson (770) and Randy Burgess (706).

Jim Hisle (295), Simpson (278) Cromer (277), Bowles (266) and Estes (265) bowled the top men’s games.

Beverly Shearer led the league’s ladies with a 757 series and 277 game. Narita Rose rolled the second-best series (714) and she tied Ellen Spurlock for the second-high women’s game at 251.

A 600 series was bowled by Donnie Barger (681), Tina Hisle (674), Jim Hisle (673), Kyle Shultz (661), Bobby Abrams (633), Todd Young (625), Carl Daniels (606), Ron Roberts (605) and Russell Truesdale (601).

Ellen Spurlock converted a 2-7-10 split.

KSBA Jamboree

The 49th annual Kentucky State Bowling Association Jamboree will be held in Leitchfield on July 13 and 14.

The Jamboree is a work session during which representatives from the local associations propose legislation and make plans for the KSBA’s annual meeting and state tournament in November.

Bluegrass Games

The 2013 Bluegrass State Games are under way. There will be competition in more than 25 sports ranging from archery to wrestling. Most of the action takes place in Lexington, but several other Kentucky cities serve as venues.

The bowling competition is scheduled for July 27 and 28 at the Eastland Lanes in Lexington. There will be singles and doubles events for six age groups from eight years old and younger to 55 years and older. Sanctioned and open classes are available in each age group.

The bowlers with the four highest scores in each age group after three games will advance to the medal round and compete for gold, silver and bronze medals.

The entry fee is $25 for one event or $35 for two events. Entries by mail must be postmarked by July 20, but on-line entries will be accepted until July 22.

Details and entry forms are accessible at

Bowling and NASCAR

Richard Petty Motorsports and Strike Ten Entertainment have launched a partnership which will feature as the primary sponsor of the No. 43 Ford Fusion car.

The car will make its on-track debut at the 400 on Aug. 4 at the Pocono Raceway in Pa.

“Just like racing, bowling is pure Americana — it’s a sport that brings people together and creates memories” Richard Petty said. “Bowling is enjoying a huge resurgence and this partnership will increase awareness about bowling centers and what they have to offer to local communities” he added.

This week’s top scores

Men’s games

Brandon Simpson    299

John Hickam    262

Todd Young    258

David Norman    257

Randy Burgess    247

Tyler Magedanz    246

Kyle Shultz    238

Matt Cracraft    237

Carl Daniels    236

Bill Bowles    235

Zach Neikirk    235

Steve McKnight    232

Neil Haggard    225

Glenn Masters    224

Lewis Jones Jr.    224

Steve Woltering    224

Colin Green    221

Bobby Abrams    215

Paul Crowe    215

Mark Rogers    214

Aaron Rose    211

John Rice    210

Andrew Magedanz    207

Mike E. Bryant    204

Ollie Gasser    204

Terry Jackson    204

Russell Truesdale    203

Bruce Watson    200

Ronnie Norris Sr.    200

Gary Cromer    200

Women’s games

Miranda Reffitt    203