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April 23, 2013

BOWLING: Simpson, Rogers hit 700 at Galaxy

RICHMOND — Brandon Simpson bowled his 12th 700 series of the season with a 728 score in the Galaxy Classic League on Monday.

Mark Rogers rolled the only other 700 series for the week with a 701 score in the Friday Night Mixed League, which included the high game for the week at Galaxy (267).

Regina Barton rolled the top women’s scores for the week with a 233 game and 628 series in the Galaxy Classic League.

Free lineage leagues start this week

Two of the four free     lineage leagues offered at Galaxy this summer will begin play this week.

A no-tap doubles league will start Tuesday and a four-person team league will start Friday. Both leagues use a 6:30 p.m. starting time.

Bowlers will pay $10 per week with 100 percent of the fees going to the prize fund. This will result in large payouts at the end of the season.

Go to Galaxy or call 624-4444 to join one or more of these leagues. Bowlers may also join by coming early to the first session.

Galaxy Championship Tournament

The second-annual Galaxy Championship Tournament will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday. This tournament is open only to Galaxy league bowlers.

The entry fee is $25.

After the bowlers have rolled three games, the 16 bowlers with the highest scores, including handicaps, will advance to double elimination match play. The tournament is handicapped at 90 percent of 210.

Tyler Morgan is the defending champion, while Lewis Jones Jr. and Bobby Abrams finished second and third last year.

Last week’s league  highlights

Galaxy Classic

This top-level league completed the second half of its split season on Monday.

Glenn Masters (257) and Gary Kerns (255) bowled the top games on the final night. The best series scores were 728 by Brandon Simpson and 679 by Neil Haggard.

A 600 series was also bowled by Tyler Morgan (671), Ron Gugel (666), Mark Rogers (650), Mike E. Bryant (648), Peanut Johnson (641), Shawn Barton (630), Regina Barton (628), Masters (625), Bruce Watson (622), David Norman (620), Ron Roberts (619), Lynn Estes (616), Ronnie Thomas (612), Anthony Taulbee (607) and Bobby Abrams (601).

Andi Daly rolled a 508 series.

Git-R-Done (Terry Jackson, Mark Rogers, David Norman and Brandon Simpson) emerged as champions for the second half of the split season.

Madison County Ford, led by a season-best 641 series by Peanut Johnson, moved from fourth place to second place on the final night. Mike Riley, Gary Holtzclaw and Ronnie Thomas are the other members of the runner-up team.

Spidermen (Billy McGuire, Tyler Morgan, Lynn Estes, Ron Roberts and Spider Weaver) finished third in the 14-team league.

The best averages for the full 31-week season were compiled by Brandon Simpson (228), Tyler Morgan (221), John Hickam (220), Ron Gugel (214), Lewis Jones Jr. (210) and Brandon Lutes (210).

The highest series scores were rolled by Lutes (790), Hickam (780), Simpson (775), Jones Jr. (768) and Shawn Barton (765).

The highest games were 300 each by Hickam and Barton, followed by Mike E. Bryant (290), Jones, Jr. (289) and David Norman (288).

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