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October 3, 2013

BOWLING: Johnson claims state seniors title

RICHMOND — Three local bowlers earned cash awards at the 30th annual KSBA seniors state tournament, which was held at Galaxy last weekend.

The winners were determined by their actual scores plus handicaps for six games.

Robert “Peanut” Johnson emerged as the state champion in the 70-74 age group. The Berea resident earned $88 for his win but, more importantly, he qualified for the seniors national tournament in Reno, Nev., in July 2014. The Kentucky State Bowling Association will pay his entry fee and most of his expenses.

Steve Woltering and Steve Marrioneaux finished second and third, respectively, in the 55-59 age group competition. They won $62 and $44, and they will be next in line to go to Reno if the winner of that division cannot attend the national tourney.

The tournament field of 120 entries included 15 local bowlers. Other local bowlers who finished among the top 10 positions in the their age groups included Fred Tilsley, Ron Roberts, Carl Daniels, Lewis Jones Sr. and Dean Acker. The complete results can be found at www.kybowl.com.

Congratulations are due Madison County Bowling Association president Harvey Poynter and association manager Lewis Jones Jr. for a well-run tournament with the aid of MCBA board members. The bowlers were highly complimentary of the way the tournament was organized and conducted.

The visiting bowlers also praised the facilities at Galaxy and the friendly and efficient service provided by manager Ray White and his staff.

Senior women’s tournament

Galaxy will also play host to the senior women’s state tournament on Saturday and Sunday.

A total of 217 women have registered for this tourney which will feature competition in six age groups ranging from 50-54 to 75 and older.

The winners in each age group will qualify to compete in the senior women’s national tournament in Reno, Nev., in July 2014.

League highlights

Galaxy Classic

Colin Green bowled the highest game of the young season at Galaxy with a 287 score in this league on Monday. Cody Dapkus rolled the second-best game (278).

The highest series scores were 691 by Barry Miller and 684 by Bobby Abrams.

A 600 series was also bowled by Dapkus (649), Brandon Simpson (641), Mark Rogers (632), Aaron Rose (629), Bill Bowles (628), Billy McGuire (623), Randy Burgess (619), Ron Gugel (619) and Shawn Barton (617).

The league’s ladies were led by Andi Daly with a 205 game and 563 series and Regina Barton with a 202 game and 560 series.

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