By Dean Acker
Register Bowling Columnist
Thirty bowlers took to the lanes for the Madison County Bowling Association’s Christmas No-tap tournament on Dec. 16. Nine pins down with the first ball in a frame counts as a strike in no-tap competition.
Lynn Estes bowled the high score at 844 for three games and took home the $25 first-place prize money for the men. Tyler Morgan finished second with a score of 833.
Narita Rose won $25 by leading the women with a 741 score, while Beverly Shearer placed second with a 631 total.
Estes and Bill Bowles each bowled a no-tap 300 game.
Bowlers received a ticket for each strike rolled. Morgan, Shearer and 12 bowlers whose tickets were drawn after the tournament selected one of 14 unmarked envelopes containing an amount ranging from $10 to $50.
Winning tickets were drawn for Bobby Abrams, Gary Cromer, Sue Hegelmeyer, Pat Holtzclaw, Terry Jackson, Lewis Jones Sr., Russell Jones, Betty Morris, David Norman, Jenny Norman, Mark Rogers and Jan Stepp. Jackson picked the $50 envelope.
There was limited league action last week as several leagues are taking a break between their fall and winter seasons or between the first and second half of their split seasons.
Narita Rose led this league last Tuesday with a 210 game and 533 series.
Linda Combs bowled the second-best game (190) and Bridget Settles the second-best series for league members at 495.
Substitute Beverly Shearer bowled a 200 game and 510 series.
Splits were converted by Dina Adams (3-7) and Beverly DuPont (5-10).
This league will resume action on Jan. 8, 2013.
Gail Campbell bowled the top game (193) and series (485) in this league last Wednesday.
Karen Kensicki was second in both categories at 182 and 458.
Splits were converted by Campbell (4-5) and Juanita Lunsford (5-7 and 3-10).
Friday Night Mixed
Glenn Masters (259), Mark Rogers (254) and Lewis Jones Jr. (253) bowled the top games in this league last week.
The best series scores were 658 by Rogers and 650 by Masters. A 600 series was also bowled by Bill Bowles (645), Lewis Jones Jr. (644) and Ronald Richmond (600).
The league’s ladies were led by Narita Rose with a 227 game and 596 series, and Novel Davis with a 216 game and 538 series.
Davis picked up a 4-5-7 split.
Ollie Gasser (255) and Merle Meade (222) bowled the top games in this league last week. They also rolled the best series scores — 578 for Meade and 576 for Gasser.
The best women’s games were 207 by Sandy Reynolds and 197 by Sara Zuercher, while Reynolds (547) and Pat Harris (519) bowled the highest women’s series for the night. Zuercher also rolled a 500 series (501).
Season-best games were bowled by Raymond White (211) and Ritchie Wilmot (200).
Jamie Sowder converted a 2-7 split.
The three teams which finished at the top in this league as it completed the fall portion of its split season were recognized in last week’s column.
Down With The Splitz (Michelle Latno, Robert Johnson and Rita and Tyler Morgan) captured the league title.
7&11 (David Sowder, Don L. Johnson, Russell Jones and Lewis Jones Sr.) and Who Cares (Amy Barker, Carl Daniels and Pat and Gary Holtzclaw) finished in a tie for second place.
The individual leaders for the league are noted in today’s column.
Tyler Morgan took the “triple crown” for the men with the best average (213), highest series (729) and top game (276).
Matt Joyce (210), David Norman (207), Lewis Jones Jr. (203) and Bill Bowles (192) compiled the highest averages after Morgan.
The best series scores after Morgan were bowled by Joyce (712), Jones Jr. (697), Norman (683) and Carl Daniels (659).
After Morgan, the high games were rolled by Joyce (268), Jones Jr. (259), Norman (258) and David Kendrick (258).
Miranda Reffitt led the women in all three of the major statistical measures with a 184 average, 654 series and 263 game.
The next-best averages after Reffitt were recorded by Rita Morgan (161), Amy Barker (144), Kymmi Bowles (142) and Patricia Holtzclaw (141).
Morgan (572), JoAnn Smith (510), LuAnn Bryant (507) and Barker (497) completed the list of top five series scores.
The highest games bowled after Reffitt’s were 213 by Morgan, 206 by Holtzclaw, 194 by Smith and 193 by Bryant.
Most improved honors were earned by Pat Holtzclaw for the women and John Rice for the men.
This league will start the second half of its split season on Jan. 9, 2013.
Spare Change (Marietta McBride, Peggy Coy, Harriette Williams and Pam Johnson), Spare Parts (Sybil Fagan, Nancy Ross, Janell Williams and Brenda Underwood) and the Queen Pins (Sherry Ernst, Lynn Lainhart, Jackie Collier and Bridget Settles) finished in the top three positions as this league completed the fall portion of its schedule.
The top averages were compiled by Bridget Settles (161), Doris Gish (156), Connie Bowlin (155), Linda Bowles (148) and Tina Hunter (141).
Settles also rolled the high series (565), followed by Bowles (548), Bowlin (542), Gish (538) and Marietta McBride (506).
Settles completed a sweep of the “triple crown” by bowling the highest game (235). The next-best games were bowled by Becky Fraser (223), Jan Barnes (220), Gish (220) and Hunter (210).
Most improved honors went to Brenda Underwood.
Because of the length of today’s column, the individual leaders for the fall season in this league will be recognized in next week’s column
Last week’s top scores
Glenn Masters 259
Ollie Gasser 255
Mark Rogers 254
Lewis Jones Jr. 253
John Hickam 247
Charles Harris 225
Kenny Smith 233
Ron Gugel 224
Merle Meade 222
Ronald Richmond 221
Bill Bowles 220
Steve Woltering 220
Raymond White 211
Bobby Abrams 204
Robbie Richmond 200
Ritchie Wilmot 200
Narita Rose 227
Novel Davis 216
Sandy Reynolds 207
Beverly Shearer 200
Sara Zuercher 197
Gail Campbell 193
Linda Combs 190
Brenda Marcum 189
Bridget Settles 187
Pat Harris 185
Michelle Ratliff 185
Karen Kensicki 182
Amy Felty 180