Aaron Rose bowled the top series at Galaxy last week with a 706 score. This is the first 700 series of the season at Galaxy. Robert Johnson rolled the high game at 258.
The top women’s game was 211 by Beverly Shearer, while Regina Barton bowled the high women’s series at 576.
The men in this league quickly shook off any rust which may have accumulated during the offseason as several high scores were recorded on the opening night last Monday.
This league lived up to its high-scoring reputation as there was one 700 series, 11 600 series and 37 200-level games bowled on the opening night.
As noted at the top of the column, Aaron Rose rolled the first 700 series of the season with a 706 score on games of 235, 219 and 252.
David Norman led the 11 men who reached the 600 series level with a 682 score. The others who bowled a 600 series were Lynn Estes (663), John Hickam (642), Robert Johnson (639), Neil Haggard (637), Brandon Lutes (632), Daniel Benge (625), Patrick Wells (625), Mark Rogers (623), Bruce Watson (621) and Lewis Jones Jr. (610).
Johnson bowled the high game for the night at 258, followed by Cody Daly (255) and Rose (252),
Regina Barton bowled the top scores for the league’s women with a 210 game and 576 series. Andi Daly rolled a 517 series.
The names and best scores of the 31 bowlers who rolled one or more 200-level games are included in the list of high scores at the end of this column.
The top games in this league last Tuesday were bowled by Narita Rose (192) and Bridget Settles (187).
Karen Hendrix (515) and Settles (510) rolled the best series scores for the night.
Splits were converted by Brenda Marcum (6-7-9-10) and Emma Lee Tate (5-6).
Beverly Shearer led this league with a no-miss 211 game and a 546 series last Wednesday.
Barbara Brogle bowled the second-best game (181) and Joyce Kearns the second-highest series (469).
Shearer also picked up a 5-7 split.
J.J. Reisig fell just short of a 200 game as he led this league with a 199 score last Monday. Reisig also bowled the top series for the night at 566.
Nate Rosenbauer rolled the second-best game (189) and series (534).
The top women’s games were 156 by Lanette Rosales and 147 by Colleen Jackson. Janet Bird (393) and Rosales (391) rolled the best women’s series scores.
More leagues start this week
Five more leagues will open their new seasons this week.
The Arlington women’s league will begin play at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, while the Wednesday Wonders will start on Wednesday, the Classic Doubles on Thursday and the TGIF and Friday Night Mixed leagues will swing into action Friday. The latter four leagues use a 6:30 p.m. starting time.
The Bad Bowlers No-tap League will start on Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m.
It is not too late to join one of these leagues. Call 624-4444 or come early on the first night.
Photos on MCBA web site
Bowlers and others are encouraged to view the photos which have been posted on the Madison County Bowling Association web site.
This web site was designed and is maintained by the MCBA association manager, Lewis Jones Jr.
The site may be accessed at www.bowlky.com.
Welcome back tournament
Galaxy will hold a welcome back tournament on Sunday, Sept. 16, at 2 p .m.
This tournament is open only to bowlers who have signed up for a fall league at Galaxy.
After the bowlers have rolled four games across four pairs of lanes, the top five scorers will advance to a step-ladder final in which the No. 5 seed bowls the No. 4 seed with the winner bowling the No. 3 seed, etc. until a winner is determined.
Bowlers will use their highest average from the 2011-12 season or summer 2012. The handicap will be 90 percentage of the difference between the bowler’s average and 220.
The entry fee is $30. The bowlers finishing first, second and third will receive $300, $200 and $100, respectively, providing there is a minimum of 30 entries.
Kids Bowling League
Galaxy will offer a kids bowling league starting Sept. 29. The league will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday mornings for 12 weeks.
The league will include three games of bowling, instruction, achievement awards and an end of season party.
The cost is $8 per child per week. Call Kandi Weller at 624-4444 to sign up for this league.
Kentucky Senior Women’s State Tournament
The 31st annual Kentucky Senior Women’s state tournament will be held Oct. 6 and 7 in London.
There will be competition in six age groups ranging from 50-54 to 75 and over.
The entry fee is $36. Entry forms are available at Galaxy. Entries close on Sept. 21.
Kentucky Seniors State Tournament
The 29th annual Kentucky state seniors tournament is scheduled for Henderson on Oct. 6 and 7.
The winners in each of the age groups — 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74 and 75 and older — will receive a paid entry for the national seniors tournament in Reno, Nevada in July 2013.
The date for this tournament has been changed from the usual April date to October in order to meet the entry deadline for entries for the national seniors tournament and to avoid the bad weather months.
Also, this tournament has been designated as the 2013 state tournament because a 2012 state tournament was held in Elizabethtown in April.
The entry fee is $30 and entries will be accepted until Oct. 5.
Last week’s top games
Robert Johnson 258
Cody Daly 255
Aaron Rose 252
John Hickam 245
Lewis Jones Jr. 243
David Norman 237
Lynn Estes 236
Brandon Lutes 236
Bruce Watson 234
Barry Miller 231
Daniel Benge 228
Mark Rogers 227
Gary Cromer 227
Patrick Wells 226
Neil Haggard 224
Joe Reichel 223
Scott Kaylor 222
Spider Weaver 222
Mike E. Bryant 221
Randy Burgess Sr. 213
Cody Dapkus 213
Mike Riley 212
Mike Huser 212
Ron Roberts 212
Billy McGuire 210
Paul Dapkus 205
Rick Burton 201
Keith Nash 200
Beverly Shearer 211
Regina Barton 210
Narita Rose 192
Andi Daly 191
Bridget Settles 187
Barbara Brogle 181
Karen Hendrix 181
Keeley Gadd 180
Beverly Aleshire 180