Eleven bowlers grab 700s; Classic Lanes total grows to 158
Larry Mason

April 18, 2006 - Eleven men, Chad Dailey, Duane Anspon, Wes Campbell, Bruce Michaelson, Joe Kirkpatrick, Harold McClure, Mike Gilliland, Darrell Green, Ace Wiginton, Jason Keller and Tarry Davison, broke the 700 barrier this week, taking the center’s 700 series total for the year to 158. 

Two men, Mark Smith and Nathan Crist, came close, both shooting 697s. Three ladies, Becky Bowden, Barbara Siegert and Amanda Green, topped the 600 mark. 

Chad Dailey claimed the week’s top series, a 749, in Thursday’s men’s league play. Dailey rolled games of 244, 258 and 247 to garner his ninth 700 series of the season. Dailey, one of our Greenville-based bowlers, raised his average to 220, tying him with Vincent Smith for third place honors on the high average board. Thursday’s series is his season’s best; it moved him into 13th position on the high series chart, up two notches from last week. Chad’s highest game of the year is a 286, which is good enough to tie him for seventh place on the high game list. 

Second place this week was a tie between Duane Anspon and Wes Campbell, both men shooting 747. For Anspon, it is his first 700 series.  Campbell now has 17 700s, this season, as well as his first 800 series, shot just two weeks ago.

To get his first 700, Anspon rolled games of 269, 245 and 233 in Tuesday’s mixed league action. He averages 194 on Tuesdays and 190 on Thursdays.  He is tied for 24th on the high average board. Duane’s series was 165 pins over his series average, which is good enough to win a gift from the folks who administer the USBC. The 747 moved Duane into a three-way tie on the high series chart for 14th place. Anspon’s best game of the season is a 280, which ranks ninth on the high game list, where he joins two others. 

Wes Campbell is having a record setting season. He holds the men’s second highest average, a 221, one pin behind Mike Fletcher. He holds the season’s highest series, his 806. He has as season high 298 honor score, where he joins fellow Classic Lanes employee, Ace Wiginton. They rank third on the high game list. To find his center leading 18th series of 700 or higher, Wes stroked scores of 242, 268 and 237 in Tuesday’s action. He holds a one series lead over the center’s second most prolific producer of 700s, Jason Keller. Actually, Keller has the highest 700 series on the board, a 791, but Wes holds that 806. 

Greenville entrant Bruce Michaelson, one of our retired Air Force veterans and an employee at L3, collected his ninth 700 of the season in Thursday’s men’s league, shooting games of 257, 265 and 224 to finish the evening with a 746. Bruce has been coming on of late, as evidenced by the fact that he shot a 690 series on Tuesday evening, rolling games of 211, 256 and 223.  He averaged 239 for the seven-day period. Bruce is now averaging 218 on Tuesday and 216 on Thursday.  He holds the No. 5 slot on the high average board. This week’s series, his season’s best, moves him to the 15th position on the high series chart. Bruce is one of five individuals who have rolled a perfect game at Classic Lanes this fall/winter season. 

Joe Kirkpatrick was struggling a little in recent weeks, but seemed to find the groove on Thursday, shooting a 745 series, with games of 258, 212, and 275. Joe is averaging 213 on Tuesdays, 208 on Thursdays, and 207 on Sundays. He ranks ninth on the high average board. This is week’s 745 is Joe’s 11th 700 series of the season. His best, a 772, ranks eighth on the high series chart. Joe holds the top spot on the high game list by virtue of the fact that he not only has a perfect game this season, but also has a 298 honor game.  

Local law enforcement guy, Harold McClure, came through with the week’s fifth-highest series, a 724, shot on Thursday night. Harold rolled games of 232, 258 and 234. This is Harold’s sixth 700 of the season. His best series, a 738, places him 16th on the high series board. McClure averages 214 on Thursday and 208 on Sunday. He ranks eighth on the high average board.  Harold holds 11th place on the high game list with a 278 game, where he joins six other bowlers.

Mike Gilliland produced our sixth-highest series of the week, a 720, rolled on Tuesday night. Mike tossed games of 279, 205 and 236.  This is Mike’s sixth 700 of the current season. He is tied for 10th place on the high series chart with a 767. Mike is averaging 215 on Tuesday and 210 on Thursday. He ranks seventh on the high average board. Gilliland’s best game in the current season is a 288, which ranks sixth on the high game list. He is tied with two others. 

Darrell Green filed his highest series of the season, a 718, on Tuesday night.  He rolled games of 248, 279 and 191. Green is averaging 196 on Sundays, which places him 22nd on the high average board. Darrell’s best game of the season is a 289, which ranks fifth on the high game list. 

Jason Keller produced a 717 series on Thursday, shooting games of 221, 268 and 228. It is his 17th 700 of the season. Keller’s best series is a 791, third-best on the high series chart putting him 13 pins behind second place holder Mark Smith’s 804 and 15 pins behind first place claimant Wes Campbell’s 806. Keller ranks second on the high game list with a 299 honor game, and holds fourth place on the high average board with a 219 average in both the Thursday and Tuesday night leagues.  

Center general manager, Ace Wiginton, found his first 700 series of the season, a 715, rolled on Tuesday night. Ace rolled games of 267, 258 and 190.  The series moved him into 26th place on the high series chart. Ace is averaging 198 on Sunday, which places him in 21st place on the high average board. His best game is a 298 honor game, which ranks third on the high game list. 

Tarry Davison fashioned his 13th 700 series of the season on Thursday, shooting a 701 made up of games of 227, 228 and 246. Tarry ranks 11th on the high series chart with a 765, ranks sixth on the high average board with a 217 on Sunday and is fourth on the high game list with a 290 honor game. 

Mark Smith and Nathan Crist both shot 697s this week, both on Sunday.  Smith shot games of 237, 194 and 266 to get his, while Nathan shot games of 239, 223 and 235 for his. Mark ranks second on the high series chart with his 804 honor series, while Crist holds 31st place by virtue of a 705 shot earlier in the season. Mark carries a 209 average on Sundays, 11th on the high average board, Nathan a 203, 17th on the board. Mark is one of the five people who have rolled a perfect game this season, while Nathan’s best game is a 279, good enough to claim 10th place on the high game list. 

Becky Bowden led the ladies again this week, shooting a 676 series on Sunday night. Ms. Bowden rolled games of 257, 230 and 189 in the process.  Becky leads all of our categories, average (206), series (702), and game (280). 

Amanda Green shot a 605 series on Tuesday night, with games of 222, 222 and 161. Barbara Siegert finished Tuesday’s play with a 603 series shooting games of 160, 242 and 201. 

Lots of folks bowled well this week, but the 16 people above, ate up the column this week. Sorry. 

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Larry Mason writes a weekly column on the bowling action at Classic Lanes. His column appears on Tuesday.

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