The 2012-13 bowling season is underway at Galaxy. The official USBC season runs from Aug. 1 through July 31 each year.
The non-sanctioned Cash Money League and two women’s leagues — Galaxy Girls and Early Birds — opened their seasons last week.
The Cash Money League will bowl a 16-week fall schedule, while the women’s leagues will each bowl a full season of 30 weeks.
The top-level Galaxy Classic League will open its season tonight with an organizational meeting at 6 p.m. followed by the first session of bowling.
The Arlington women’s league will start on Sept. 4 at 9:30 a.m.
The starting dates for the remaining Galaxy leagues, all of which use a starting time of 6:30 p.m., are: Wednesday Wonders — Sept. 5; Classic Doubles — Sept. 6; TGIF — Sept. 7; Friday Night Mixed — Sept. 7 and Bad Bowlers No-Tap — Sept. 11.
All leagues use handicapped scoring which allows all the teams a chance to compete for league titles.
There is space available for teams and individuals in all leagues. Call Galaxy at 624-4444 to register or come to the first meeting to join one or more leagues and enjoy America’s No. 1 participant sport.
The top games bowled on the first night in this league last Tuesday were 190 by Mary Marcum and 189 by Tammy Fourre, while the highest series scores were 493 by Rita Roberts and 488 by Michelle Ratliff.
Sherry Ernst converted a 5-10 and a 2-4-5-10 split.
Gail Campbell rolled the first women’s 200 game of the season with a 212 score Wednesday. Joyce Kearns bowled the second-best score with a no-miss 191 game.
Campbell also bowled the high series for the day at 525 followed by Beverly Shearer (518) and Karen Kensicki (510).
Shearer converted a 5-10 split.
J. J. Reising (217) and Jim Collins (215) bowled the top games on the opening night Monday, while Sam Spangler (560) and Ronnie Norris Jr. (535) rolled the best series scores.
Beth Voorhees (152), Sara Burgess (145) and Colleen Jackson (145) bowled the top women’s games.
The high women’s series were 432 by Jackson and 402 by Burgess.
Best 2011-12 women’s scores at Galaxy
The best averages, series scores and game scores recorded by the men at Galaxy during the 2011-12 season were reported in last week’s column.
The top performances by the women at Galaxy last season are noted in today’s column.
Sandy Reynolds captured the “triple crown” for the women with the highest average, highest series score and a tie for the highest game score.
Reynolds compiled the top average at 180 in 84 games in the TGIF League. Andi Daly was next at 178 in 39 games in the Galaxy Classic League.
The names and averages for the 13 women who averaged 160 or higher for the past season are listed later in this column.
Scores from multiple leagues are not combined to develop an average, thus bowlers may compile an average in more than one league. The averages listed in this column are the woman’s best average in any one sanctioned league at Galaxy.
The United States Bowling Congress requires a bowler to roll a minimum of 21 games in a league for the average to be considered official.
The highest women’s series was 677 by Reynolds, who also bowled series scores of 605 and 602.
Andi Daly rolled two 600 series (631 and 602). Four other women also bowled a 600 series as noted in the top series scores listed below. Six women rolled series scores ranging from 598 to 579.
According to records retrieved from Maroon Lanes, the highest women’s series scores ever bowled in local leagues were 716 by Elaine Koroluk in Oct. 1989 and 712 by Margaret Tilsley in June 1991.
Reynolds and Narita Rose bowled the top 2011-12 women’s game at 257 each. Rose’s score was achieved in the City Tournament. Ten other women bowled games higher than 225.
Best 2011-12 women’s averages
Sandy Reynolds 180
Andi Daly 178
Tina Hisle 176
Sara Zuercher 175
Gail Campbell 173
Rita Morgan 171
Beverly Shearer 170
Novel Davis 166
Michelle Ratliff 165
Karen Kensicki 163
Narita Rose 162
Wilma Whittamore 161
Bridget Settles 161
Best 2011-12 Women’s Series
Sandy Reynolds 677
Regina Barton 645
Andi Daly 631
Tina Hisle 607
Beverly Shearer 606
Narita Rose 603
Lisa Ball 598
Gail Campbell 596
Judy Poynter 588
Sara Zuercher 588
Rita Morgan 579
Bridget Settles 579
Best 2011-12 Women’s Games
Sandy Reynolds 257
Narita Rose 257
Regina Barton 247
Beverly Shearer 244
Gail Campbell 241
Tina Hisle 237
Novel Davis 236
Linda Bowles 233
Andi Daly 233
Kymmi Bowles 231
Tammy Fourre 230
Michelle Ratliff 226
Last week’s top scores
J. J. Reising 217
Jim Collins 215
Mark Paier 212
Pete Young 206
Sam Spangler 204
Ronnie Norris Jr. 202
Gail Campbell 212
Joyce Kearns 191
Mary Marcum 190
Tammy Fourre 189
Rita Roberts 186
Michelle Ratliff 185
Beverly Shearer 185