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December 23, 2012

BOWLING; Christmas tourney a success

RICHMOND — Thirty bowlers took to the lanes for the Madison County Bowling Association’s Christmas No-tap tournament on Dec. 16. Nine pins down with the first ball in a frame counts as a strike in no-tap competition.

Lynn Estes bowled the high score at 844 for three games and took home the $25 first-place prize money for the men. Tyler Morgan finished second with a score of 833.

Narita Rose won $25 by leading the women with a 741 score, while Beverly Shearer placed second with a 631 total.

Estes and Bill Bowles each bowled a no-tap 300 game.

Bowlers received a ticket for each strike rolled. Morgan, Shearer and 12 bowlers whose tickets were drawn after the tournament selected one of 14 unmarked envelopes containing an amount ranging from $10 to $50.

Winning tickets were drawn for Bobby Abrams, Gary Cromer, Sue Hegelmeyer, Pat Holtzclaw, Terry Jackson, Lewis Jones Sr., Russell Jones, Betty Morris, David Norman, Jenny Norman, Mark Rogers and Jan Stepp. Jackson picked the $50 envelope.

League Highlights

There was limited league action last week as several leagues are taking a break between their fall and winter seasons or between the first and second half of their split seasons.

Galaxy Girls

Narita Rose led this league last Tuesday with a 210 game and 533 series.

Linda Combs bowled the second-best game (190) and Bridget Settles the second-best series for league members at 495.

Substitute Beverly Shearer bowled a 200 game and 510 series.

Splits were converted by Dina Adams (3-7) and Beverly DuPont (5-10).

This league will resume action on Jan. 8, 2013.

Early Birds

Gail Campbell bowled the top game (193) and series (485) in this league last Wednesday.

Karen Kensicki was second in both categories at 182 and 458.

Splits were converted by Campbell (4-5) and Juanita Lunsford (5-7 and 3-10).

Friday Night Mixed

Glenn Masters (259), Mark Rogers (254) and Lewis Jones Jr. (253) bowled the top games in this league last week.

 The best series scores were 658 by Rogers and 650 by Masters. A 600 series was also bowled by Bill Bowles (645), Lewis Jones Jr. (644) and Ronald Richmond (600).

 The league’s ladies were led by Narita Rose with a 227 game and 596 series, and Novel Davis with a 216 game and 538 series.

Davis picked up a 4-5-7 split.

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