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King Pins II win Tri-County Bowling Tournament

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During the Tri-County Men’s Tournament on May 16-17 the King Pins II come out victorious, beating out 15 other teams on two squads.
The team led Sunday’s action with a handicap series of 3645.  Mike Fletcher, the King Pins leadoff man, was one of only two bowlers to place in every event during the tournament.     
Fletcher had a combined score of 2,072 for Singles, Doubles, and Team Events. He averaged 230.2 for the weekend and was one the most consistent bowlers who in the tournament.     Our other overachiever of the weekend, Joe Bell, placed in every event as well.  Bell had a combined handicap score of 2,238, and averaged 220.7.   
Only one man, Chris Duncan, was perfect for the tournament, posting a 300 game in the second squad of the team event on Sunday.  Chris and his team from Longview were the only out-of-town team and fared well for the weekend.  Chris and one of his teammates, Monroe Walters, also took first place in scratch doubles competition with a score of 1346.      Other solid efforts for the tournament included:
Singles Competition
Mike Fletcher strung games of 237, 252, and 277 for a 766 series to claim first place in the Singles Handicap Division. Joe Bell posted a solid Handicap set of 764, with 277, 235, 168 games. To round out the top three was Commerce native Buddy McClendon, firing a handicap series of 735.          On the scratch side of the board, Jason Keller led the pack with games of 265, 241, and 204 for a set of 710.  Shayne Wilson came in second with a series just short of 700 with 691. Tarry Davison of Saltillo rolled a respectable 685 series.
Brother duo James and Richard Allen posted a fine handicap set of 1432 including games of 280, 244, and 258.  James’s 280 was just one frame away from a perfect game but nonetheless he still had 10 strikes in a row.  Joe Bell and Yantis’s Mike Nolen claimed second place in handicap doubles with a combined set of 1409.  Bell, keeping the pair in the running, fired games of 266 and 245.  Duane Anspon and Vincent Smith charted a third place series of 1381 including individual games of 237, and 245 for the handicap doubles competition.            Longview’s Monroe Walters and  Kilgore’s Chris Duncan bagged a scratch set of 1,346 to claim first place in the scratch division.  Dave Gholson and Neldon Smith put together a 1,300 set with a near 236 triplicate by Smith, who shot 236, 236, and 215, while Gholson fired 193, 236, and 184.  Another brother duo, brothers in-law Tarry Davison and Harold McClure, hit games of 239, 238 and 226 in a 1296 series, just missing the 1300 mark. 
Team Competition
King Pins dominated Sunday’s team competition play by placing first, with the King Pins II team and forth with the King Pins I team.  King Pins II team members, put together a solid handicap series of 3645 to take first place.  The team of I Don’t NO!! placed second with a combined score of 3,450, including games 231, 228, 236, 237, 223, and 253.  Brothers James and Richard Allen and their team The Crew followed closely behind with a 3,411.  Helping ensure the Allen brothers a spot in the top five was Larry Stovall by putting up a 289, the second highest game of the weekend, with 10 strikes in a row.  The King Pins I team trailed by 8 pins with a collective score of 3,402.  Smitty’s Bunch rounded out the top five with a series of 3,396, four of the five men shooting over 630.     
Over the two-day tournament weekend there were thirteen 700 series shot. James Allen paced the pack with  his 782 scratch series. Trailing just behind Allen were Jason Keller and Mike Fletcher, rolling 778 and 766.  James Allen and Larry Stovall were also near perfect with games of 280 and 289 both men putting together 10 strikes in row.  Chris Duncan was the only man to achieve the coveted perfect 300 game over the weekend. 
Tournament participants would also like to thank all the Sponsors of the tournament:Judge Terry Douglas, Encore Games, Burgers & Fries, Ronny’s Welding, Sells Custom Hay Hauling, Star Country 95.9, Yantis Credit Union, Double J Flooring and Granite, Classic Products, DollarSaver Shopper, Wyatt’s Towing of Sulphur Springs and Winnsboro, The Savannah, Dairy Health Services Inc., Etox Gases and Welding Supplies, Ghram International Truck Parts, Legacy Ag Credit, Chicken Express, ABC Autoplex, Pizza Inn, Osborn’s Jewelry, Micro Dairy Logic, Health Unlimited, Eternity Creations, Custom Threads, Ed’s T.V. Repair, Big Smith’s Bar-B-Que and Catering, Flippin Printing Inc., Crystal Feed Mills Inc., Dealers Choice Automotive, Animal Protection League, Howard and Sons Lawn Care, Hague Dairy, Parmer Truck and Trailer, Winnsboro Livestock and Dairy Auction, Farm County Inc., Bright Star Floors, Bodacious Bar-B-Que, Classic Lanes, and Just Country by Deonna Watkins and Linda Gammill.



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