By Dean Acker
Register Bowling Columnist
The Madison County Bowling Association’s annual Christmas tournament will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday.
This will be a no-tap tournament in which nine pins down with the first ball in a frame counts as a strike.
The man and woman with the highest series scores will earn $25 and the man and woman with the second-highest series scores will receive $15.
Bowlers will receive a ticket for each strike bowled. At the conclusion of the tournament, 12 tickets will be drawn and the lucky ticket holders will choose an unmarked envelope containing from $5 to $50.
The entry fee is $15 to bowl three games. The tournament is open to all bowlers.
The high game (278) and series (706) this week were bowled by Barry Miller. David Norman rolled the second-best game (259) and series (682).
A 600 series was also bowled by Ronnie Thomas (648), Brandon Simpson (638), Glenn Masters (633), Shawn Barton (630), Ron Gugel (622), Robby Bales (618), Lewis Jones Jr. (614) and Bill Bowles (614).
Regina Barton bowled the best women’s scores with a 254 game and 647 series, followed by Andi Daly at 193 and 537.
This league will complete the first half of its split season on Monday with three teams contending for the championship.
Custom Designs (Chris Collins, J.R. Martin and Regina and Shawn Barton) is currently leading with 39 wins.
Get-R-Done (Terry Jackson, Mark Rogers, David Norman and Brandon Simpson) and Lucky 13 (J.J. Reisig, Ray White and Cody and Paul Dapkus) are tied for second place with 38 wins each.
The high games Tuesday were 207 by Narita Rose and 200 by Donna Fourre. They also bowled the best series scores — 588 by Rose and 474 by Fourre.
Splits were converted by Beverly Aleshire (9-10), Emma Lee Tate (4-5), Carole Bales (9-10) and Mary Mink (2-5-7 and 3-10).
The best series scores last week were 643 by Mark Rogers, 602 by Russell Jones and 599 by Carl Daniels.
Rick Stamper (256), Rogers (228), Jones (227) and Bobby Abrams (227) bowled the highest games for the night.
JoAnn Smith (442), Renda Roberts (427) and Pat Holtzclaw (425) rolled the best women’s series, while the high women’s games were 165 each by Smith and Roberts and 158 by Holtzclaw.
Bobby Abrams led this league last Thursday with a 233 game and 628 series, followed by Josh Jackson at 209 and 550.
The best women’s games were 179 by Tina Hisle and 176 by Denise Lakner. Beverly Shearer (493) and Lakner (482) rolled the highest women’s series for the night.
Bill Bowles, with a 248 game and 681 series, Ron Gugel, with a 236 game and 652 series, and Ronald Richmond, with a 236 game and 636 series, led the members of this league last Friday. A 600 series was also bowled by Glenn Masters (615).
Substitute Brandon Simpson rolled a 247 game and 688 series.
Narita Rose led the league’s ladies with a 208 game and 547 series, followed by Beverly Shearer at 179 and 510.
Rich Wells converted a 5-7 split.
Tina Hunter (195) and Bridget Settles (190) bowled the high games as this league completed the first half of its split season on Tuesday. The best series scores were 511 by Settles and 493 by Connie Bowlin.
Jamie Carroll picked up a 5-9-10 split and Bowlin, Sue Hegelmeyer and Joyce Kearns each converted a 3-10 split.
The Queen Pins (Sherry Ernst, Jackie Collier and Bridget Settles) finished on top for the first half of the split season with 39 wins, followed by Bowles Bowlers (Doris Gish, Yolanda Fritz and Linda Bowles) with 38 wins and No Shows (Joan Mott, Jamie Carroll, Sue Hegelmeyer and Betty Morris) with 37 wins.
The best averages for the first half were compiled by Bridget Settles (160), Connie Bowlin (155), Linda Bowles (150), Doris Gish (149) and Tina Hunter (147).
Settles (554), Hunter (544), Bowlin (532), Bowles (521) and Gish (512) bowled the best series scores.
The highest games were 208 by Settles, 202 by Hunter, 189 by Bowlin, 189 by Gish and 188 by Bowles.
Most improved honors went to Billie Moberly.
This league will start the second half of its season on Jan. 7, 2014.
Genny Bryant (200) and Karen Kensicki (189) bowled the high games Wednesday morning, while the best series scores were 501 by Kensicki and 493 by Pat Harris.
Splits were converted by Gail Campbell (5-7), Joyce Kearns (3-7-10), Sue Hegelmeyer (5-7) and Carroll Hackworth (5-6 and 2-7).
High school bowling
Madison Central held a match with George Rogers Clark at Joyland lanes in Lexington on Dec. 4. The Central girls won 7-0, but the boys lost to the Cardinals by a score of 6-1.
Danielle Harrison (150), Casey Dickerson (147) and Debborah Harrison (138) bowled the best games for the girls.
The best boy’s games were 190 by Daelyn White, 147 by Josh Maynard and 144 by Grant Willoughby.
A match scheduled with Wayne County on Tuesday was canceled as weather conditions prevented travel by the Wayne County team.
Madison Southern bowled road matches against East Jessamine Dec. 2 and Wayne County Dec. 6.
The Lady Eagles topped Wayne County 4-3, but lost to East Jessamine 5-2.
Megan Faught (186), Heather Smith (168) Ciera Plants (145) and Rebecca Sowder (144) bowled the best games against Wayne County.
Sowder led the Lady Eagles with games of 177 and 166 in the East Jessamine match.
Southern’s young boys team lost both matches by a score of 7-0.
The best games for the Eagles in the East Jessamine match were 168 by Zeb Davis, 142 by Kyle Maggard, 124 by Johnny Carl and 122 by John Richmond.
Kemonty Bruce (171), Davis (163) and Maggard (132) bowled the best boy’s games against Wayne County.
Southern will host a match with Corbin at 6 p.m. tonight.
This week’s top scores
Barry Miller 278
David Norman 259
Rick Stamper 256
Brandon Simpson 250
Bill Bowles 248
Robby Bales 246
Lewis Jones Jr. 244
Ronnie Thomas 243
John Hickam 243
Mark Rogers 237
Ron Gugel 236
Ronald Richmond 236
Glenn Masters 234
Bobby Abrams 233
Gary Holtzclaw 233
Russell Jones 227
Randy Burgess 227
Peanut Johnson 226
Todd Young 224
Shawn Barton 223
Fam Sevelo 222
Carl Daniels 215
Lewis Jones Sr. 213
Cody Dapkus 212
Paul Dapkus 211
J. J. Reisig 209
Josh Jackson 209
Lynn Estes 208
Neil Haggard 207
Mike Riley 202
Kenny Smith 202
Steve Marionneaux 200
Jim Collins 200
Regina Barton 254
Narita Rose 208
Genny Bryant 200
Donna Fourre 200
Tina Hunter 195
Andi Daly 193
Bridget Settles 190
Karen Kensicki 189
Pat Harris 188
Beverly Shearer 185
Sue Hegelmeyer 183
Susie King 181
Janie Secchi 180