The Richmond Register


February 11, 2013

BOWLING: White’s 300 game highlight of week

RICHMOND — Raymond White rolled a 300 game while pre-bowling for last week’s TGIF League action. This is just the third 300 game of the season at Galaxy. The previous perfect games were bowled by Ron Gugel and John Hickam in Nov. 2012.

Hickam rolled the high series for the week with a 791 score in the Friday Night Mixed League.

The best women’s scores for the week were a 215 game by Beverly Shearer in the Friday Night Mixed League and a 574 series by Tina Hisle in the Classic Doubles League.

City tournament concludes this weekend

The final sessions of the Madison County Bowling Association’s annual city tournament will be bowled on Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. each day.

This tournament is open to MCBA members who have bowled at least 12 games in a sanctioned league at Galaxy this season. There is singles, doubles and team competition. The entry fee is $20 per bowler per event.

Teams bowling in Galaxy Leagues can pay the entry fee and use the scores they bowl in league play this week as their scores for the tournament.

500/600 tournament

Eight doubles teams participated in the Madison County Women’s Bowling Association’s annual 500/600 tournament on Feb. 3. This tournament pairs a woman who has bowled a 600 series with a partner who does not have a 600 series to her credit.

Beverly Shearer and her partner Brenda Marcum finished in a tie for first place with the duo of Margaret Tilsley and Terry Wilson. Each team finished with a handicapped score of 1,271 for three games.

The high scratch game for a 600 club member was 213 by Narita Rose, while Brenda Marcum rolled the high scratch game for 500 club members at 190.

Splits were converted by Marcum (4-5-7-9), Shearer (4-6-7) and Beverly Brassfield (2-7-10).

League Highlights

Galaxy Classic

There were several high scores bowled in this league last Monday including five 700 series, 13 600 series and 13 games over 250.

The night’s high games were 289 by Ron Gugel and 287 by Daniel Benge. This was the high game for the season by Benge, but Gugel had bowled a 300 game on Nov.12.

Benge bowled the top series at 776. The other 700 series scores were rolled by Shawn Barton (755), Joe Bailey (729), Barry Miller (725) and Gugel (712).

A 600 series was bowled by Neil Haggard (695), Randy Burgess (693), Glenn Masters (689), Lewis Jones, Jr. (683), Lynn Estes (663), Bruce Watson (649) and Patrick Wells (642).

Ronnie Thomas (634), Brandon Simpson (628), Mike E. Bryant (626), Brandon Lutes (610), Craig Richmond (602) and substitute Brian Ford (612) also reached the 600 series level.

Two women - Kymmi Bowles (530) and Regina Barton (510) - bowled a 500 series.

Galaxy Girls

Narita Rose led the members of this league last Tuesday with a 204 game and a 563 series.

Brenda Marcum rolled the second-best series (538) and Bridget Settles the second-high game (192) for league members.

Substitute Novel Davis bowled a 207 game and 564 series. Sub Linda Bowles also rolled a 207 game which was part of 506 series.

A 500 series was also bowled by Settles (513) and substitute Beverly Shearer (525).

An unusually large number of women converted splits at this session including Settles (2-7), Marcum (4-5 and 5-9), Janie Secchi (5-7), Susie King (2-7, 4-5 and 3-10), Beverly Aleshire (9-10), Mary Mink (5-7) and Lois Evans (4-5).

A 3-10 split was picked up by Pauline Denny, Linda Combs, Carole Bales, and Brenda Williams.

Dawn Bydal (2-7-10), Sherry Ernst (4-7-10) and Ruby Holton (2-7-8) also converted splits at this session.


As noted at the top of the column, Raymond White bowled a 300 game in this league. He is a senior at Model High School and this is his first season of league bowling.

White added scores of 205 and 155 for a 660 series to lead the league for the week.

Unfortunately, White is not eligible for a ring from the USBC for his perfect game because it was bowled during a pre-bowling session. Most leagues permit bowlers who cannot be present at a league’s scheduled time for a week’ s session to pre-bowl to establish scores to be used that week.

White’s gem counts toward his average and league awards, but a 300 game, as well as a 900 or 800 series, must be bowled during a league’s regular session to be eligible for an award from the USBC.

Merle Meade bowled the second-best scores for the week with a 236 game and 634 series.

Margaret Tilsley rolled the top women’s series (502) and second-best game (180). The high women’s game was 183 by Jan Farnstrom who also rolled the second-best women’s series (469).

Splits were converted by Tilsley (5-7) and Turner Curtis



Doris Gish bowled the high game (185) and second-best series (490) in this league last week.

 The high series for the day was 492 by Tina Hunter and the second-high game was 178 by Kim Owens.

Splits were converted by Gish (3-10), Owens (7-9), Bridget Settles (2-7) and Linda Drummond (3-10).

Early Birds

Gail Campbell (561) and Beverly Shearer (482) bowled the top series scores in this league last Wednesday.

The high games were 195 by Campbell and 176 each by Joyce Kearns and Sue Hegelmeyer.

Splits were converted by Kearns (3-10), Barbara Brogle (4-5) and Carroll Hackworth (5-6-10).

Wednesday Wonders

Steve McKnight (235) and David Norman (234) bowled the high games in this league last week.

Norman rolled the top series at 610, followed by Carl Daniels with a 584 total.

Jenny Norman led the league’s ladies with a 200 game and 497 series. Kymmi Bowles rolled the second-best women’s game (161) and Pat Holtzclaw the second-high women’s series (417).

Holtzclaw converted a 4-5-7 split.

Classic Doubles

Steve McKnight rolled the top men’s game (215) and series (613) in this league last Thursday, followed by Carl Daniels (200) and (591).

The top women’s scores were a 202 game and 574 series by Tina Hisle. Beverly Shearer bowled the next-best scores with a 518 series and a no-miss 194 game

Friday Night Mixed

John Hickam nearly reached the 800 series level with a 791 total which included the high game for the night at 289. Hickam sits at the top of the Galaxy leader board with a previous series score of 794.

The next-best games were 256 by Mark Rogers and 255 by Glenn Masters.

A 600 series was bowled by Ronald Richmond (646), Masters (642) and Rogers (600).

Beverly Shearer led the league’s women with a 215 game and 569 series, followed by Narita Rose at 177 and 490.

Substitute Kymmi Bowles rolled a 200 game and 498 series.

Splits were converted by Shearer (5-10) and Wanda Cole


Cash Money

Sam Spangler (226) and Ronnie Norris, Sr. (214) bowled the top games in this league last Monday, while the high series scores were 550 by Norris, Sr. and 544 by Steve Marionneau.

Patricia Norris led the women in the league with a 155 game and 358 series, followed by Debra Robertson at 123 and 328.

Bad Bowlers No-tap

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

The top games in this league last Tuesday were 277 by Josh Wilson and 253 by Gary Cromer.

Cromer (695), Wilson (647) and Ed Maggard (600) rolled the high series scores.

Joanna Dickey led the league’s ladies with a 245 game and 591 series, followed by April Brumfield at 177 and 466.

Last Week’s Top Scores

Men’s Games

Raymond White 300

Ron Gugel 289

John Hickam 289

Daniel Benge 287

Lewis Jones, Jr. 268

Bruce Watson 268

Joe Bailey 267

Shawn Barton 266

Barry Miller 265

Todd Young 257

Mark Rogers 256

Randy Burgess 255

Glenn Masters 255

Ronnie Thomas 246

Neil Haggard 245

Brandon Simpson 244

Chris Walker 242

Robbie Richmond 237

Lynn Estes 236

Merle Meade 236

Billy McGuire 235

Steve McKnight 235

Craig Richmond 234

Patrick Wells 234

Ron Roberts 234

Eric Huff 234

David Norman 234

Sam Spangler 226

Gary Holtzclaw 225

Ronald Richmond 225

Mike E. Bryant 224

Brian Ford 224

Carl Daniels 222

Bill Schutters 218

Don R. Johnson 217

Aaron Rose 216

Peanut Johnson 215

Ronnie Norris, Sr. 214

Lewis Jones, Sr. 213

Mike Riley 213

Brandon Lutes 212

Bill Bowles 211

Terry Jackson 210

Spider Weaver 210

Bobby Abrams 210

Russell Jones 209

Warren Martin 205

Ronnie Hurd 205

Woody Arvin 204

Ritchey Wilmot 203

Don L. Johnson 202

Ollie Gasser 201

T. J. Tudor 200

John Rice 200

Women’s Games

Beverly Shearer 215

Linda Bowles 207

Novel Davis 207

Narita Rose 204

Tina Hisle 202

Jenny Norman 200

Kymmi Bowles 200

Gail Campbell 195

Regina Barton 192

Bridget Settles 192

Brenda Marcum 188

Doris Gish 185

Keeley Gadd 183

Jan Farnstrom 183

Carole Bales 182

Andi Daly 182

Margaret Tilsley 180

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