By Dean Acker
Register Bowling Columnist
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.
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).
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).
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
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
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