By Dean Acker
Register Bowling Columnist
Bill Bowles set a new high for a series at Galaxy this season with a 787 score in the Galaxy Classic League. Bowles also bowled the top game for the week at 279.
The best women’s scores were a 244 game by Beverly Shearer in the Galaxy Girls League and a 634 series by Regina Barton in the Galaxy Classic League.
Relay for Life tourney a success
The American Cancer Society and Relay for Life scotch doubles tournament attracted a field of 24 bowlers on Sunday.
The participants enjoyed an afternoon of bowling in this fun format while supporting a very worthy cause. Partners alternate rolling a ball in scotch doubles, which meant a bowler had to try to pick up the spare if his/her partner did not bowl a strike. There was a lot of good-natured kidding when the first bowler in a frame left a difficult split for the partner.
The duo of Randy Burgess and Brandon Simpson bowled an outstanding score of 760 for three games to win the competition. Kymmi and Bill Bowles finished second with a score of 594, and Tina Hisle and Luke Sullivan placed third with a 558 total.
The winners selected prizes from a group of items which had been donated by local businesses. Several door prizes were also awarded.
2014 KSBA schedule
The sites and dates for three major 2014 Kentucky State Bowling Association events were selected at the group’s annual meeting in Owensboro last weekend.
The Jamboree will he held in Cynthiana on the second weekend in July, the Seniors State Tournament is scheduled for Somerset on the first weekend in October, and the 59th-annual State Handicapped Tournament is set for the first three weekends of November in Paducah.
It was decided that the team competition at the state tournament will involve four-person teams. All previous state tournaments have used five-person teams.
Bill Bowles led this league with a 787 series and 279 game on Monday. As noted at the top of the column, his series score is a new high for Galaxy this season and the game score is the high for the week.
David Norman rolled the second-highest game for the night (246), while Regina Barton and Brandon Simpson tied for the second-best series by league members with scores of 634 each.
A 600 series was also bowled by J.J. Reisig (631), Ron Gugel (623), Norman (619), Ron Roberts (618), Lynn Estes (611), Ronnie Thomas (600) and substitute John Poynter (657).
Regina Barton (217) and Chris Collins (187) rolled the best women’s games, while the best women’s series were the 634 by Barton and 519 by Collins.
The highest series Tuesday was 614 by Narita Rose, which included a 223 game. The high game or the night was a no-miss 244 score by substitute Beverly Shearer, which was part of a 580 series.
The next-best scores by members of the league were a 188 game by Susie King and a 471 series by Shella Cobb.
Splits were converted by Tammy Fourre (4-6-10) and Jan Stepp (3-10).
Carl Daniels led the members of this league last week with a 238 game and 601 series. Bill Bowles rolled the next-best game (222) and series (587) for the league members. Substitute Brandon Simpson bowled a 246 game and 641 series.
The best women’s games were 165 by Renda Roberts and 163 by Julia Landreth, while the top women’s series were 448 by Landreth and 436 by Cynthia Eades.
Eades picked up a 3-10 split.
Mike Huser led this league last Thursday with a 202 game and 536 series, followed by Bobby Abrams at 197 and 519.
Beverly Shearer led the ladies with a 175 game and 490 series. Denise Lakner rolled the second-best women’s game (159) and Mary Taylor bowled the second-high women’s series (395).
Splits were converted by Terry Kirby (6-7-10) and Dean Acker (2-7-8 and 3-10).
The best scores last Friday were a 267 game and 761 series by Ron Gugel and a 245 game and 694 series by Randy Burgess.
A 600 series also was bowled by Steve Woltering (627), Bobby Abrams (625), Lewis Jones Jr. (607) and Fatu Sevelo (606).
Beverly Shearer (224) and Sandy Reynolds (205) bowled the high women’ games, and they also rolled the highest series scores — 543 by Reynolds and 529 by Shearer.
Bridget Settles led this league Tuesday morning with a 185 game and 524 series, followed by Linda Bowles at 184 and 481.
Splits were converted by Settles (2-7), Connie Bowlin (3-10), Sherry Ernst (2-7), Jackie Collier (3-10), Yolanda Fritz (4-7) and Kathy Palmer (2-7-10).
The high game (198) and series (521) were bowled by Gail Campbell on Wednesday morning.
Beverly Shearer rolled the second-best series (484) and Karen Kensicki bowled the second-highest game (171).
Pat Harris converted a 2-7 and a 4-5-7 split.
Sam Spangler rolled the high game (221) and series (565) on Monday, followed by Donald Spivey (212) and (542).
The best women’s scores were a 149 game and 442 series by Christy Andrews and a 140 game and 381 series by Sara Burgess.
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 high game (248) and series (610) on Tuesday, followed by Steve Dickey at 244 and 589.
The ladies were led by April Brumfield with a 191 game and 505 series. Joanna Dickey rolled the second-best women’s game (175) and series (418).
Cromer and Josh Wilson each converted a difficult Greek church 2-4-7-6-10 split. A Greek church split involves three pins on one side of the lane and two pins on the other side.
This week’s top scores
Bill Bowles 279
Ron Gugel 267
Brandon Simpson 246
David Norman 246
Randy Burgess 245
John Poynter 243
Lynn Estes 242
Carl Daniels 238
Ron Roberts 238
Bobby Abrams 235
Colin Green 233
Harvey Poynter 232
Todd Young 227
Steve Woltering 226
J.J. Reisig 226
Neil Haggard 223
Ronnie Thomas 223
Mark Rogers 223
Lewis Jones Jr. 221
Sam Spangler 221
Fatu Sevelo 216
Gary Holtzclaw 214
Lewis Jones Sr. 213
Aaron Rose 212
Donald Spivey 212
Steve Marionneaux 211
Don L. Johnson 209
Mike Huser 202
Ronnie Hurd 202
Ritchey Wilmot 201
Gary Cromer 200
Corey Miller 200
Beverly Shearer 244
Narita Rose 223
Regina Barton 217
Sandy Reynolds 205
Gail Campbell 198
Susie King 188
Chris Collins 187
Amy Felty 186
Margaret Tilsley 185
Bridget Settles 185
Karen Hendrix 184
Linda Bowles 184