By Dean Acker
Register Bowling Columnist
Janie Secchi finished as the state champion in the 60-64 age group of the Senior Women’s State Tournament, which was held at Galaxy on Oct. 5 and 6. Secchi collected $100 for her first-place finish and she qualified for the senior women’s national tournament in Reno, Nev., in July 2014.
Five other local ladies placed high enough to earn cash awards.
Sue Hegelmeyer finished second and Beverly Shearer placed fourth in the 55-59 division, earning $87 and $50, respectively.
Carroll Hackworth and Jelemia Sanders placed third and fourth in the 75-and-older division winning $72 and $61, respectively, and
Lois Evans collected $46 by placing seventh in the 65-69 division.
The number of positions qualifying for cash awards was determined by the number of entries in each division.
The 205 participants from throughout the Commonwealth bowled six games each — a total of 1,230 games. There were three sessions each day with most of the Galaxy lanes in use for each session. The winners were determined by the actual scores bowled plus handicaps.
Congratulations are due Madison County Women’s Bowling Association manager Velma Cruse, who served as the tournament director, for operating this large tourney in a most efficient manner with the help of the MCWBA board members and the staff of the Galaxy Center.
Ron Gugel (722) and Shawn Barton (719) rolled a 700 series to lead this league on Monday. The high games were 274 by Mark Rogers and 268 by Aaron Rose.
A 600 series was bowled by Rose (688), Brandon Simpson (697), Todd Young (655), Robby Bales (640), Mark Rogers (639), Barry Miller (639, Bill Bowles (633), Matt Wieczorek (632), Randy Burgess (629), Terry Jackson (611), Ronnie Thomas (606), Ron Roberts (606), Steve Woltering (606) and Cody Dapkus (600). The league’s ladies were led by Andi Daly with a 240 game and 605 series. Both of her scores were the highest bowled by a woman at Galaxy this week. Regina Barton rolled a 202 game and 560 series.
Jan Stepp led this league with a personal-best 223 game on Tuesday. She also tied Amy Felty for the second-high series at 526. Narita Rose rolled the high series for the night at 546. A 500 series was also bowled by Shella Cobb (525) and substitute Novel Davis (543). The best games after Stepp’s were 211 by Cobb and 209 by Felty.
Splits were converted by Lois Evans (6-9-10), Betty Lou Masters (4-5), Beverly Aleshire (2-7), Brenda Williams (3-10), Bridget Settles (5-7), Tammy Fourre (5-10), Carole Bales (3-10), Beverly Shearer (2-9) and Janie Secchi (3-10 and 5-6).
The high games on Tuesday morning were 163 by Linda Bowles and 161 by Doris Gish, while the best series scores were 461 by Gish and 444 by Bridget Settles.
Jane Gordon picked up the difficult 7-9 split. Other splits were converted by Kathy Palmer (5-9), Fanny Rice (5-10), Kim Owens (5-7) and Gish (5-10 twice).
The high games by the members of this league last week were 245 by Don L. Johnson and 232 by Mark Rogers, while the top series scores were 683 by Rogers and 611 by Gary Holtzclaw.
Kymmi Bowles (180) and Cynthia Eades (178) bowled the top women’s games. The top women’s series were 469 by Pat Holtzclaw and 439 by Bowles.
Substitute Brandon Simpson topped all the league members with a 267 game and 741 series.
Beverly Shearer led all the members of this league with a no-miss 214 game, and she rolled the top women’s series at 524 last Thursday.
Pam Bennett bowled the second-best women’s game (154) and Denise Lakner rolled the second-high women’s series (412).
The top men’s games were 209 by Josh Jackson and 197 by Andrew Parsons, while the best men’s series were 548 by Mike Huser and 522 by Carl Daniels.
Splits were converted by Shearer (6-7-10), Pam Bennett (5-7) and Bobby Abrams (5-7).
Glenn Masters and Ron Gugel bowled the best scores for the members of this league last week. Masters rolled a 266 game and 656 series and Gugel bowled a 258 game and 690 series.
Rizza VanDall led the league’s ladies with a 205 game and 540 series. Sara Zuercher and Margaret Tilsley tied for the second-best game at 187, while the next-best series was 524 by Zuercher. Sandy Reynolds rolled a 507 series.
Substitute Brandon Simpson scored higher than any league member with a 279 game and 738 series.
Gail Campbell led this league on Wednesday morning with a 182 game and a 521 series. Beverly Brassfield bowled the second-best game (176) and Sue Hegemeyer rolled the second-high series (453).
Splits were converted by Brassfield (3-10), Karen Kensicki (5-7), and Joyce Kearns (5-8, 5-10 and 6-7-10).
The best games by the male members of this league on Monday were 202 by Harlan Dyehouse and 191 by Donald Spivey, while the best series scores were 497 by Spivey and 466 by Dyehouse.
Christy Andrews led the ladies with a 189 game and 505 series. Jessica Bitnar rolled the second-best women’s game (157) and Colleen Jackson bowled the second-high women’s series (399).
Substitute Gary Cromer rolled a 213 game and 600 series, and sub T. J. Tudor converted a 3-6-7-10 split.
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 first no-tap 300 game of the season on Tuesday. Cromer’s gem included 11 actual strikes, with his only no-tap strike coming on his 11th ball. Cromer also rolled the high series for the night (693).
The next-best games were 254 by Steve Dickey and 253 by Kyle Shultz, while the second and third best series scores were 615 by Dickey and 611 by Shultz.
The league’s ladies were led by April Brumfield with a 216 game and 601 series, followed by Joanna Dickey at 177 and 473.
This week’s top scores
Brandon Simpson 279
Mark Rogers 274
Aaron Rose 268
Glenn Masters 266
Randy Burgess 266
Ron Gugel 258
Terry Jackson 257
Robby Bales 257
Shawn Barton 254
Todd Young 248
Barry Miller 247
Matt Wieczorek 246
Don L. Johnson 245
Steve Woltering 245
Ronald Richmond 234
Cody Dapkus 230
Mark Daly 229
Ronnie Thomas 228
Ron Roberts 227
Ronnie Hurd 225
Carl Daniels 223
David Norman 223
Bill Bowles 223
Gary Holtzclaw 222
Jarrod Moore 222
Patrick Wells 221
Ritchey Wilmot 217
Corey Miller 215
Lewis Jones Jr. 213
Gary Cromer 213
Lewis Jones Sr. 213
Paul Dapkus 212
Joe Reichel 212
Russell Jones 210
Charlie Harris 210
J. R. Martin 210
Neil Haggard 210
Josh Jackson 209
Bobby Abrams 205
Jim Holt 204
Lynn Estes 202
Harlan Dyehouse 202
Kenny Smith 200
Andi Daly 240
Jan Stepp 223
Beverly Shearer 214
Shella Cobb 211
Amy Felty 209
Rizza VanDall 205
Regina Barton 203
Novel Davis 195
Susie King 194
Narita Rose 192
Christy Andrews 189
Margaret Tilsley 187
Sue Hegelmeyer 185
Gail Campbell 182
Kymmi Bowles 180
Novel Davis 180
Sandy Reynolds 180