The Richmond Register

March 12, 2013

BOWLING: Barton bowls perfect game

By Dean Acker
Register Bowling Columnist

RICHMOND — Shawn Barton bowled the fifth 300 game of the season at Galaxy with a perfect game in the Galaxy Classic League on March 4.

Five men — Brandon Simpson (732), David Norman (710), Steve Woltering (709), Joe Reichel (707) and Lewis Jones Jr. (703) — bowled a 700 series last week.

Jan Barnes rolled the top women’s game for the week with a 234 score in the Arlington League and Regina Barton bowled the high women’s series at 575 in the Galaxy Classic League.

Women’s city tourney results

The annual tournament of the Madison County Women’s Bowling Association was contested on March 2 and 3. Handicapped scores were used to determine the winners in each event, except all events scratch.

Margaret Tilsley won the singles title with a score of 707. Jamie Sowder was second at 684 and Brenda Marcum placed third with a score of 663.

Sowder and Miranda Reffitt teamed to take the doubles championship with a 1,243 score, while second place went to Marcum and Velma Cruse with a 1,223 total.

The team title was won by Strike Four (Terry Wilson, Sowder, Tilsley and Miranda Reffitt) with a score of 2,619.

Second place in the team competition was captured by Greenhouse Tech (Marcum, Cruse, Shella Cobb and Jelemia Sanders) with a 2,400 total.

Tilsley won the all events scratch competition with a 1,653 score, while the all events handicapped title went to Sowder with a score of 2,073.

Gail Campbell bowled the top scratch game (233) and series (599) in the tournament, while the highest handicapped game (256) and series (701) were rolled by Tilsley.

Dause Memorial tourney set for March 24

The second-annual Lemetta Dause Memorial Tournament will be held on March 24 at 2 p.m. Lemetta, an avid bowler and member of the Galaxy women’s 600 club, succumbed to cancer in December 2011.

The proceeds from this tournament will be donated to Hospice Care Plus in Lemetta’s name.

The tournament will use the 3-6-9 and no- tap formats. Bowlers are awarded free strikes in the third, sixth and ninth frames and nine pins down with the first ball in a frame counts as a strike.

The entry fee is $20 to bowl four games. Prizes will be awarded to the winners and several door prizes will be awarded.

Any business or individual that would like to donate a prize or money to support Hospice Care Plus through this tournament should contact Harvey Poynter (582-4764) or Beverly Shearer (625-4130).

League Highlights

Galaxy Classic

As noted at the top of the column, Shawn Barton bowled a 300 game in this league last Monday. This is Barton’s second 300 game at Galaxy (his previous perfect game at Galaxy was rolled in 2007) and the third of his career.

Barton’s perfect game is the fifth one rolled at Galaxy this season. Other members of the Galaxy 2012-13 300 club are Ron Gugel, John Hickam, Raymond White and Lewis Jones Jr.

This is the largest number of individuals to roll a 300 game in one season at Galaxy. However, the four men who rolled a perfect game during the 2011-12 season — Gugel, John Poynter, Brandon Simpson and Neil Haggard — rolled a total of six 300 games as Simpson and Haggard each reached perfection twice that season.

David Norman joined this season’s 700 club at Galaxy with a 710 score, which led this league last week. Joe Reichel also reached the 700 level with a 707 score.

Eighteen men bowled 600 series at this session. The highest 600 series were rolled by Matt Wieczorek (697), John Hickam (696), Lewis Jones Jr. (676), Randy Burgess (659), Barton (657), Brandon Lutes (653), Bobby Abrams (645), Spider Weaver (642) and Brandon Simpson (640).

Bruce Watson (627), Neil Haggard (626), Ron Roberts (622), Lynn Estes (621), Todd Young (619), Mark Rogers (617), Glenn Masters (605), Ron Gugel (604) and Ronnie Thomas (600) also reached the 600 series level.

Three women — Regina Barton (575), Judy Poynter (554) and Andi Daly (533) — bowled a 500-level series.

Galaxy Girls

Shella Cobb bowled the top game (203) and series (572) in this league last Tuesday, followed by Tammy Fourre at 196 and 513.

Several splits were converted last week. A 5-10 split was picked up by Mary Marcum and Betty Lou Masters and a 3-10 split was converted by Charlotte Hackworth and Beverly Aleshire.

Other splits were converted by Lois Evans (3-9-10), Brenda Marcum (6-7-10), Emma Lee Tate (4-5-7), Karen Hendrix (5-7), Sherry Ernst (4-7) and Linda Combs (3-5-10 and 4-7-10).


Jan Barnes set new highs for the season in this league with a 234 game and 545 series last Tuesday.

Janie Ohr rolled the second-best game (184) and Connie Bowlin the second-high series (480).

Linda Drummond picked up a 5-7-10 split.

Early Birds

Gail Campbell bowled a no-miss 215 game to lead this league last Wednesday morning.

Karen Kensicki (533) and Campbell (529) rolled the high series scores for the day. Kensicki also bowled the second-best game (201).

Splits were converted by Campbell (3-10 twice) and Beverly Shearer (2-7).

Wednesday Wonders

 Lewis Jones Jr. led the members of this league last week with a 247 game and 631 series, followed by Steve McKnight at 243 and 626.

Two substitutes rolled scores which were higher than those bowled by any league member. Brandon Simpson bowled a 259 game and 732 series and John Hickam rolled a 258 game and 685 series.

The league’s ladies were led by Jenny Norman with a 187 game and 437 series, followed by Pat Holtzclaw at 172 and 426.

Classic Doubles

David Robinson led this league last week with a 232 game and 601 series, followed by Steve McKnight at 231 and 589.

The top women’s scores were a 202 game and 557 series by Tina Hisle and a 193 game and 543 series by Beverly Shearer.

Hisle converted a 3-4-6-7 split and Russell Jones picked up a 2-5-7 split.

Friday Night Mixed

Congratulations to Steve Woltering who led this league last week with his career-first 700 game at 709. Lewis Jones Jr. was next with a 703 series.

 Five league members — John Hickam (689), Bill Bowles (669), Glenn Masters (651), Donnie Barger (645) and Ron Gugel (604) — and substitute Brandon Simpson (686) bowled a 600 series.

The highest games were rolled by Simpson (279), Bowles (258), Woltering (247), Hickam (247), Jones Jr (246) and Gugel (243).

The top women’s series were 467 by Novel Davis and 463 by Narita Rose, while the high women’s games were 179 by Lisa Ball and 172 by Davis.


Merle Meade (215) and Tim Wells (211) bowled the top men’s games in this league last week, while the best men’s series were 567 by Wells and 561 by Meade.

The lady members of the league were led by Sara Zuercher with a 209 game and 560 series. Rizza VanDall rolled the second-best game (181) and Sandy Reynolds the second-high series (509).

Substitute Miranda Reffitt bowled a 224 game and 566 series.

Splits were converted by Zuercher (2-5-7), Beverly Werner (2-7 and 3-10), Fred Tilsley (2-7 and 4-10) and Jamie Sowder (3-10).

Cash Money

Vince Townsend (204) and Ronnie Norris Sr. (203) bowled the top games for the members of this league last Monday. Substitute T. J. Tudor rolled a 220 game.

The best series scores were 543 by Sam Spangler and 539 by Ronnie Norris Jr.

Beth Voorhees (144) and Mary Mink (143) bowled the high women’s games, while the high women’s series were 414 by Mink and 399 by Voorhees.


Bad Bowlers No-tap

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

Adam Cromer led this league last Tuesday with a 265 game and 712 series. Ed Maggard bowled the second best scores with a 256 game and 702 series.

A 600 series was rolled by Steve Dickey (669), Gary Cromer (607) and Anthony Taulbee (603).

April Brumfield led the league’s women with a 188 game and 510 series, followed by Pat Taulbee at 187 and 466. Brumfield converted a 5-10 split.

Last week’s top scores

Men’s games

Shawn Barton    300

Brandon Simpson    279

Joe Reichel    275

Lewis Jones Jr.    259

John Hickam    258

Bill Bowles    258

David Norman    257

Brandon Lutes    257

Neil Haggard    256

Matt Wieczorek    255

Randy Burgess    248

Steve Woltering    247

Todd Young    246

Mike E. Bryant    244

Ron Gugel    243

Steve McKnight    243

Bruce Watson    235

Donnie Barger    235

Mike Riley    234

Ron Roberts    233

David Robinson    232

Bobby Abrams    231

Glenn Masters    231

Lynn Estes    225

Ronnie Thomas    225

Scott Kaylor    225

Spider Weaver    223

T. J. Tudor    220

Carl Daniels    218

Merle Meade    215

Robbie Richmond    214

Mark Rogers    213

Jim Holt    211

Tim Wells    211

Lewis Jones Sr.    210

Gary Holtzclaw    209

Russell Jones    207

James Webb    206

Billy McGuire    205

Aaron Rose    204

Vince Townsend    204

Gary Cromer    203

Craig Richmond    203

Ronnie Norris Sr.    203

Anthony Taulbee    201

Ronnie Hurd    201

Women’s games

Jan Barnes    234

Regina Barton    216

Gail Campbell    215

Sara Zuercher    209

Judy Poynter    207

Shella Cobb    203

Tina Hisle    202

Karen Kensicki    201

Beverly Brassfield    197

Tammy Fourre    196

Beverly Shearer    193

Andi Daly    190

Jenny Norman    187

Charlotte Hackworth    185

Janie Ohr    184

Rizza VanDall    181