The Richmond Register

September 12, 2013

BOWLING: Friday leagues merge at Galaxy

By Dean Acker
Register Bowling Columnist

FRANKFORT — 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.

League highlights

Galaxy Classic

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.



Galaxy Girls

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.



Arlington

The top games in this league on Tuesday morning were 179 by Sue Hegelmeyer, 178 by Doris Gish and 176 by Dewey Locker.

Gish (507), Bridget Settles (468) and Tina Hunter (450) rolled the best series scores.

Nine women picked up splits at this session. Those converting splits were Hegelmeyer (5-7), Gish (3-10), Kim Owens (8-10), Jan Barnes (5-10), Sherry Ernst (4-5), Connie Bowlin (4-10), Yolanda Fritz (6-7-10), Linda Bowles (4-10) and Sue Higgins (5-7).



Early Birds

Karen Kensicki led this league with a 197 game and 566 series on Wednesday morning.

Beverly Shearer and Beverly Brassfield tied for the second-best game at 192. Shearer (543) and Brassfield (506) rolled the next-best series scores.

Splits were converted by Brassfield (2-7 and 3-10) and Charlotte Hackworth (3-10).



Cash Money

This non-sanctioned league opened its fall season on Monday with five teams.

Charles Glodt (199), Sam Spangler (191), Steve Dalton (188) and Donald Spivey (188) bowled the high games for the league’s members on the opening night.

The best series scores were 524 by Spangler, 491 by Glodt and 476 by Spivey.

The ladies were led by Christy Andrews with a 167 game and 432 series, followed by Jessica Bitnar at 159 and 381.

Substitute Gary Cromer topped all the league members with a 247 game and 646 series.



Bad Bowlers No-Tap

The start for this league was delayed until next Tuesday to provide an opportunity for more persons to join. This is a fun no-pressure league which allows bowlers with limited experience to develop their skills in friendly competition.

Persons of all skill levels are invited to come at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to join this league.

Youth programs

Galaxy’s youth programs will begin on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. There will be instruction and bowling for four groups of youngsters aged 3-4, 5-8, 9-12 and 13 and older.

Call Lucas Combs at 624-4444 for more information.

Senior state tournaments

Galaxy will be hosting the senior state tournament for men on Sept. 28 and 29 and the senior state tournament for women on Oct. 5 and 6.

There will be competition in six age groups ranging from 50-54 to 75 and older. The winners in each age group will advance to the national seniors tournaments in Reno, Nev. in July 2014.

It is anticipated that about 125 will participate in the men’s state tournament and about 200 are expected to bowl in the women’s tourney. The men’s tournament will have two sessions on Saturday and Sunday while the women’s tourney will hold three sessions on each day.

Registration forms and rules for these tourneys are available at the

Galaxy Center.

This week’s top scores

Men’s games

Shawn Barton    279

Ron Roberts    258

Neil Haggard    253

Gary Cromer    247

Glenn Masters    247

Brandon Simpson    247

Bobby Abrams    246

Joe Reichel    245

John Hickam    239

Lewis Jones Jr.    235

Bruce Watson    235

Mark Rogers    227

Ron Gugel    226

Bill Bowles    224

Aaron Rose    224

Peanut Johnson    224

Mike Riley    221

Merle Meade    214

Charles Glodt    213

Patrick Wells    213

Steve Woltering    212

Nate Rosenbaur    210

Robby Bales    208

Lewis Jones Sr.    204

Ronald Richmond    204

Terry Jackson    203

Mark Daly    201

Barry Miller    201

Harvey Poynter    201

David Norman    200



Women’s games

Shella Cobb    218

Narita Rose    216

Andi Daly    213

Karen Kensicki    197

Beverly Shearer    192

Jan Farnstrom    192

Beverly Brassfield    192

Sue Hegelmeyer    191

Rita Roberts    189

Pat Harris    187

Linda Combs    184

Donna Fourre    180

Jelemia Sanders     180