Brandon Simpson bowled a true 300 score on the way to winning the $500 first-place prize money in the Galaxy no-tap tournament on Aug. 5.
In addition to regular strikes, nine pins down with the first ball in a frame counts as a strike in no-tap competition.
Simpson did not need the benefit of the enhanced scoring pattern during the third game of his series as he rolled 12 consecutive regular strikes for a perfect game. He added a no-tap 300 game and finished with a pin count of 1,431 for five games.
Bowlers with an average of less than 200 in a 10-pin league were granted a handicap of 100 percent of the difference between their averages and 200 for this tournament. Simpson received no handicap.
A field of 30 bowlers rolled five games each on five pairs of lanes during this event.
Tom Roth finished second with a handicapped total of 1,348 and collected $100.
Audrey Davis placed third with a score of 1,305, Terry Jackson was fourth at 1,280 and Michelle Poynter Ambrose was fifth at 1,274.
The bowlers finishing in the third through fifth places received $20 cash and a gift package of goods and services from local businesses.
David Norman bowled two no-tap 300 games and Jeff Napier one no-tap 300 game. Sue Hegelmeyer rolled the top women’s game at 278.
League bowlers shine in golf scramble
The results of the Galaxy golf scramble on Aug. 4 were reported in his inimitable style by Glenmore Jones in his Aug. 7 column in the Register.
I will not repeat this information, but I want to recognize the accomplishments of four Galaxy league bowlers in this scramble.
Gary Kerns and Harvey Poynter were members of the runner-up team. Jeff Napier took closest to the pin honors on No. 6 as did Mark Daly on No. 17.
Congratulations to these bowlers/golfers!
The Madison County Women’s Bowling Association will hold a planning meeting for the new season at 1 p.m. Saturday at Galaxy.
All lady bowlers are invited to attend this meeting.
Individual leaders in summer leagues
Monday Mixed League
Last week’s column recognized the teams which finished in the top five positions in this 16-team league. These five teams garnered a major share of the league’s prize money as their winnings totaled $5,600.
The Pittsnogglers (Paul Miller, Matt Cracraft and Tyler and Andrew Magedanz) took the league title, while the runner-up position went to Help Us (Beverly Shearer, Steve Woltering and Joanna and Bobby Abrams).
The teams which finished in the third through fifth positions were: Man On (Mark Rogers, Glenn Masters, Lewis Jones Jr. and Neil Haggard), The Pin Crushers (Mike E. Bryant, Brandon Lutes, Tyler Morgan and Clifford and Aaron Rose) and Andi’s Lil Nuggets (Randy Burgess Sr. and Andi, Cody and Mark Daly).
The individual leaders for this league are cited in today’s column.
The best men’s averages were compiled by Matt Cracraft (218), Mike Hilvers (212), Andrew Magedanz (210), John Hickam (210) and Mark Rogers (206).
The top men’s series were 713 by Matt Joyce, 711 by Cracraft, 709 by Mike E. Bryant, 709 by Andrew Magedanz and 706 by Lewis Jones Jr.
The highest games were bowled by Hilvers (290), Hickam (289), Alex Dapkus (286), Jones Jr. (279) and Neil Haggard (278).
The top women’s averages were: Andi Daly (173), Beverly Shearer (170), Narita Rose (164), Phyllis Lindsey (155) and Kymmi Bowles (151).
Daly rolled the top women’s series, (583), followed by Rose (566), Shearer (549), Lindsey (528) and Bowles (524).
The best women’s games were 217 by Shearer, 212 by Bowles, 211 by Rose, 203 by Daly and 197 by Lindsey.
Most improved honors went to Alex Dapkus for the men and Davina Richardson for the women.
Tuesday Doubles No-tap
The winning team in this league — JK (Jeff Napier and Kandi Weller) — and the other teams which finished in the top five positions in this 22 team league were cited in last week’s column.
Completing the list of top five teams were: Husband and Wife (Amy and Jeff Sadler), Low Rollers (Kymmi and Bill Bowles), Gutter Kings (Jason Johnson and David Robinson) and Double D (Don Brumfield and Dean Acker).
The top individual performances in this league are recognized in today’s column. Scores in no-tap leagues are higher than in regular leagues because, in addition to regular strikes, nine pins down with the first ball in a frame counts as a strike.
The top men’s averages were recorded by Jeff Napier (269), Matt Joyce (250), Bill Bowles (233), John Hickam (231) and Jeff Sadler (228).
The highest men’s series were bowled by Napier (866), Hickam (860), Joyce (844), David Robinson (831) and Sadler (796).
Napier rolled seven no-tap 300 games, Hickam bowled two no-tap 300 games and six men — Bowles, Gary Cromer, Carl Daniels, Joyce, Robinson and Sadler — rolled one no-tap 300 game each.
The highest women’s averages were 213 by Tina Hisle, 205 by Beverly Shearer, 202 by Narita Rose, 196 by Novel Davis and 185 by Kandi Weller.
The best women’s series were rolled by Shearer (749), Rose (725), Hisle (720), Davis (705) and Mary Lou Cox (654).
Hisle bowled the highest women’s game, (298), followed by Shearer (288), Cox (285), Rose (278) and Sue Hegelmeyer (264).
Most improved honors went to Jason Johnson for the men and Beverly Shearer for the women.
Galaxy fall league schedules
The starting dates for several of the fall 2012 Galaxy leagues have been announced. These leagues will hold an organizational meeting on the day and time listed with the first session of bowling to follow.
There are openings for teams and individuals in all leagues. All leagues use handicapped scoring, so all teams can compete for league titles. Call Galaxy at 624-4444 or come to the first meeting to register for one or more leagues.
Aug. 20 — 7 p.m. Cash Money League
Aug. 21 — 5:30 p.m. Galaxy Girls
Aug. 22 — 9 a.m. Early Birds
Aug. 27 — 6 p.m. Galaxy Classic
Sept. 3 — 1 p.m. Seniors Social
Sept. 5 — 6 p.m. Wednesday Wonders
Sept. 6 — 6 p.m. Classic Doubles
Sept. 11 — 6:30 p.m. Bad Bowlers No-Tap
All leagues bowl one night or day each week except the Seniors Social informal group which bowls at 1 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
The starting dates for other leagues will be announced next week.
Galaxy swap day
Galaxy is holding its second annual swap day on August 26 at 3 p.m. Bowlers are invited to bring balls and other equipment they no longer need to sell or swap with others.
The pro shop will offer discounts on new equipment that day, and there will be meal specials and a Monte Carlo event at 6 p.m.
The entry fee for the Monte Carlo tournament is $15.