More than 100 bowlers from all sections of Kentucky will be in Richmond this weekend to participate in the 30th annual state seniors tournament. There will be sessions at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.
The keglers will bowl six games each with the actual score plus handicaps determining the winners.
Bowlers will compete in six age groups ranging from 50-54 to 75 and older. The winners in each age group will be eligible to bowl in the national seniors tournament in Reno, Nev., in July 2014.
This tourney is generally referred to as the men’s state tournament, but women are eligible to participate following the merger of the American Bowling Congress and the Women’s International Bowling Congress into the United States Bowling Congress in 2005.
The senior women’s state tournament will be held at Galaxy on Oct. 5-6.
Ron Gugel set new highs for the season at Galaxy with a game of 280 and a series of 771 in this league on Monday.
Lewis Jones Jr. bowled the second-best scores for the night with a 259 game and 718 series.
A 600 series was bowled by Randy Burgess (679), Bill Bowles (670), Brandon Simpson (667), Ronnie Thomas (667), Lynn Estes (672), Lewis Jones Sr. (662), Barry Miller (645), Neil Haggard (644), Mark Rogers (642), Bobby Abrams (619) and Aaron Rose (614).
Twenty-six men rolled a total of 39 200-level games at this session. Their names are included in the top scores list at the end of this column.
Regina Barton led the ladies in the league with a 212 game and 566 series. Andi Daly bowled a 520 series.
Narita Rose led this league on Tuesday with a 204 game and 522 series, followed by Tammy Fourre with a no-miss 197 game and a 480 series.
Splits were converted by Brenda Williams (2-7), Bev Dupont (2-7-10) and Emma Lee Tate (4-5 and 3-9-10).
Mark Rogers bowled the top scores in this league with a 237 game and 661 series. David Norman rolled the second-best game (236) and Lewis Jones Jr. bowled the second-high series (620)
A 600 series was also bowled by Lewis Jones Sr. (613) and Terry Jackson (603).
The league’s ladies were led by Julia Landreth with a 181 game and 476 series, followed by Kymmi Bowles at 178 and 464.