The Friday Night Mixed and TGIF leagues have bowled simultaneously at opposite ends of Galaxy’s lanes on Friday nights for the past seven years.
These leagues have agreed to merge into one 12-team league for this season. This will result in a stronger league and an accompanying increase in the prize fund.
The TGIF league had bowled at the Maroon Lanes for several years, but the league had to move to Galaxy when that facility closed in February 2007.
The top scores in this league on the opening night are noted in the league highlights section.
This top-level league opened the new season on Monday with 14 teams.
Glenn Masters bowled games of 247, 235 and 236 to record the first 700 series of the 2013-14 season at Galaxy with a 718 score. John Hickam bowled the second-best series at 698.
The highest games were 279 by Shawn Barton, 258 by Ron Roberts and 253 by Neil Haggard.
A 600 series was also bowled by Brandon Simpson (691), Barton (687), Haggard (655), Roberts (652), Mark Rogers (650), Bruce Watson (629), Patrick Wells (612), Aaron Rose (609) and Mike Riley (604).
Andi Daly led the ladies in the league with a 213 game and 549 series.
Shella Cobb led this league with a 218 game and 582 series, followed by Narita Rose at 215 and 566. Rita Roberts also bowled a 500 series (526).
Splits were picked up by Carole Bales (3-10), Velma Cruse (4-5), Karen Hendrix (4-5 and 6-7-10), Brenda Marcum (3-10), Jelemia Sanders (5-10 and 3-10), Beverly Shearer (2-7) and Brenda Williams (3-10).
TGIF-Friday Night Mixed
Ron Gugel bowled the top scores on the opening night of the season for this merged league with a 265 game and 698 series. Glenn Masters rolled the next-best scores with a 226 game and 639 series.
Narita Rose led the league’s ladies with a 216 game and 547 series, while the second-best ladies game was 192 by Jan Farnstrom and the second-high series was 507 by Margaret Tilsley.