The Richmond Register

September 26, 2013

BOWLING: Seniors state tourney at Galaxy this weekend

By Dean Acker
Register Bowling Columnist

RICHMOND — 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.

League highlights

Galaxy Classic

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.

Galaxy Girls

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).

Wednesday Wonders

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.

Classic Doubles

Beverly Shearer led this league with a no-miss 223 game which was part of a 538 series.

Genny Bryant bowled the next-best women’s scores with a 178 game and 474 series.

The best men’s scores were a 206 game and 523 series by Carl Daniels and a 200 game and 526 series by Mike Huser.


Ron Gugel bowled a 735 series and 258 game to lead this league, followed by Randy Burgess with a 670 series and 255 game.

A 600 series was also rolled by Ronald Richmond (657), Lewis Jones Jr. (629) and Bill Bowles (620).

Novel Davis (192), Beverly Shearer (188) and Narita Rose (188) bowled the high women’s games.

The best women’s series were 508 by Sara Zuercher and 492 by Sandy Reynolds.


Bridget Settles led this league Tuesday morning with a 191 game and 498 series. Linda Drummond was second in both categories with a 183 game and 480 series.

Splits were converted by Settles (5-7), Linda Bowles (2-7), Yolanda Fritz (4-10) and Dewey Locker (5-9-10).

Early Birds

Gail Campbell bowled the high series (538) on Wednesday morning and she tied Beverly Shearer for the high game at 183.

Karen Kensicki rolled the next-best scores with a 489 series and 180 game.

Splits were picked up by Beverly Brassfield (2-7) and Sue Hegelmeyer (3-10).

Cash Money

Sam Spangler led this league Monday with a 212 game and 590 series. Charles Glodt bowled the second-best game (192) and Donald Spivey rolled the second-best series (501).

The best women’s games were 160 by Jessica Bitnar and 149 by Christy Andrews. These two also rolled the best women’s series — 441 by Bitnar and 440 by Andrews.

Bad Bowlers No-Tap

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

A 600 series was bowled by Kyle Shultz (654) and Josh Wilson (603) on Tuesday. The best games were 263 by Steve Dickey and 231 by Wilson.

April Brumfield led the league’s ladies with a 224 game and 598 series, followed by Joanna Dickey at 159 and 419.

This week’s top scores

Men’s games

Ron Gugel    280

Lewis Jones Jr.    259

Ronnie Thomas    258

Bill Bowles    257

Neil Haggard    256

Randy Burgess    255

Brandon Simpson    248

Lewis Jones Sr.    247

Mark Rogers    246

Bobby Abrams    246

Lynn Estes    243

Matt Wieczorek    240

Aaron Rose    238

David Norman    236

Colin Green    231

Ronald Richmond    230

Barry Miller    226

Joe Bailey    225

Tim Wells    222

Glenn Masters    222

Billy McGuire    213

Patrick Wells    213

Sam Spangler    212

Bruce Watson    210

Terry Jackson    209

J. J. Harrison    208

Robby Bales    207

Carl Daniels    206

Joe Reichel    206

Charles Harris    204

Todd Young    204

Ray White    203

John Rice    201

Bill Schutters    201

Mike Huser    200

Ron Roberts    200

Don L. Johnson    200

Women’s games

Beverly Shearer    223

Regina Barton    212

Narita Rose    204

Tammy Fourre    197

Novel Davis    192

Bridget Settles    191

Sandy Reynolds    186

Linda Drummond    183

Julia Lambert    181

Andi Daly    181