|Dixon, Whitney, Chapa stroke 700s, continue string|
April 20, 2004 -- Darreyl Dixon, Cliff Whitney and Eloy Chapa rolled 700 series last week to help sustain Classic Lanes' four-year string of uninterrupted 700s.
Dixon shot his sixth 700 of the season, a 715, Thursday night, firing games of 246, 213 and 256. He carries the center's highest average at 228, two pins ahead of second-place holder Mike Fletcher. Dixon holds fourth position on the high series list at 783, and ranks third on the high game list with a 297.
Dixon rolled 23 strikes, nine spares and had two open frames, one of them a split.
Whitney logged the first 700 series of the week, shooting games of 216, 257 and 235 for a 708. It was his ninth 700 of the year to go along with his 801 honor series. Whitney currently ranks sixth on the high average list with a 215, is second to Fletcher's 813 series on the high series list and holds ninth place on the high game list with a 279.
Whitney registered 23 strikes, nine spares and had two open frames, one of them a split.
Chapa rolled games of 198, 278 and 224 for a 700 even Sunday night, his fifth 700 of the season. He ranks fifth on the high average list with a 216, is 17th on the high series list with a 731, where he is joined by Marilyn Smith and holds down ninth place on the high game list at 279. Chapa had a shot at a perfect score in Game Two, but he slid a ball wide of his mark and had to settle for an eight count and a spare.
Chapa rolled 25 strikes, five spares and had four open frames, three of them splits. He threw more strikes than Dixon and Whitney but also had more opens.
Michael Carter and Harold McClure both fell one pin short of 700s last week.
Carter had games of 217, 245 and 237 Tuesday, ranks ninth on the high average list with a 209, has a high game of 279 and ranks 10th on the high series list with a 749.
McClure had scores of 208, 243 and 248 Sunday, ranks 13th on the high average list at 205, tied with Turk Morgan, has a high game of 290 and ranks 18th on the high series list with a 728.
The top lady performer of the week was Laura Ballard, who stroked a 640 series with games of 203, 225 and 212. She holds 27th place on the combined high average list with a 190, good enough for fourth place, while her 640 series puts her in 62nd place on the combined high series list, including 10th among the ladies. Ballard has a high game of 233, which places her 16th on the ladies' high game list and 38th on the combined listing.
Tracie Chapa shot a 637 Sunday night with games of 211, 224 and 202, and Becky Spelman gathered a 619 series with games of 227, 193 and 199.
Others who bowled well last week included: Ken Sharp and Mike Gilliland (694), Mark Smith (685), Jason Parmer (678), Tommy Fletcher, Ray Howser and Neldon Smith (670), David Gholson (665), Andy Priest (662), Russ Nuss (660), Tarry Davison (652), Justin Parmer (647) and Bo Duncan (646).
Larry Mason writes a weekly column on the bowling leagues at Classic Lanes. His column appears on Tuesday.