Darrell Green is perfect at 300; Darreyl Dixon bags 298; center adds 8 700s
Larry Mason

Oct. 3, 2006 - Darrell Green recorded the third perfect game of his bowling career this past Tuesday, the first honor score of the season for Classic Lanes, while Darreyl Dixon collected the center's second honor score on Thursday night.

Both Green and Dixon shot 700 series, joining six others, Tarry Davison and Nathan Crist on Sunday, Cliff Whitney and Greg Pullen on Thursday, and Mike Gilliland and Nick Painter on Tuesday, running the center's total for 700s to 29. Two other men, Michael Carter and Harold McClure, came close to 700, shooting 694 and 693, respectively, while Becky Bowden claimed the top spot for the ladies.

Darrell (Green), and his other brother Darreyl (Dixon), shotthe first USBC honor scores of the current fall and winter season. Prior to this week, Mike Fletcher and Nathan Crist had come the closest to honoring, shooting 296 and 290, respectively. Both will earn awards from the Dallas Men's Bowling Association for their efforts.

Darrell Green shot the center's first honor score of the current season on Tuesday night, during mixed league play. Green shot games of 212, 195 and 300 to finish the evening with a 707 series, his second 700 in the past five weeks, and the third 300 of his career. His series moved him into 13th place on the high series chart, while his 300 took over first place on the high game list. Darrell raised his Tuesday average to a 208, which bumped him up to 16th place on the high average board, where he is tied with four other men.

Darreyl Dixon came through with the season's second honor score, a 298 in Game 1 of his 741 series from Thursday night. Dixon's second game was a 238, his third a 205. Darreyl's honor game elevated him to the No. 2 position on the high game list behind Green. His series was the second best shot this week, and is his third 700 of the season. He holds first place on the high series chart with a 793 he shot in Week 1 of competition. Dixon is averaging 228 on Sunday, and 218 on Thursday, and is tied with David Gholson for third place on the high average board at 228. Dixon rolled a 611 series on Sunday.

Tarry Davison didn't shoot any honor scores this week, but it wasn't due to a lack of effort. Tarry shot his second 700 series of the season, a 747, booked on Sunday night. Davison shot a first game of 203, followed by a 276 second game, and a 268 third. The series moved him to third place on the high series chart, up 11 places from last week's rankings. Davison ranks second on the high average board by virtue of his 232 Sunday night average. Tarry carries a 218 on Thursdays. Davison's highest game is a 276, which is tied for seventh on the high game list.

Nathan Crist produced his second 700 series in just four weeks of Sunday league play. This time, he rolled games of 290, 190 and 244 to finish the evening with a 724. The series moved him from 12th to seventh place on the high series chart. He raised his Sunday average to a 223, which landed him in fifth place on the high average board.Sunday's 290 game is his season's highest and holds fourth place on the high game list. He will receive an award from the Dallas Men's Bowling Association for the game. � �

Greg Pullen and Cliff Whitney shot identical series of 717 on Thursday night. Greg rolled games of 235, 258 and 224 in collecting his second 700 series of the current season, while Cliff had to work a little harder to garner his first. Whitney rolled a 170 first game, a score he wouldn't want to write home about. That game probably provided all the incentive he needed to do better in Games 2 and 3, which he did. He tossed a 268 in Game 2, followed by a 279 in Game 3. Pullen ranks fourth on the high series chart, while Cliff claims a 10th place tie with Bo Duncan.

Whitney is now averaging 220 on Thursday, while Pullen is carrying a 216 on Sunday. Whitney ranks eighth on the high average board, where he is tied with David Soeder, while Pullen claims a five-way tie for 10th place. Whitney's 279 from this week moved him into a four-way tie for fifth place on the high game list. Pullen is one slot behind Cliff on the list with 278, a feat he has accomplished twice this season. Cliff rolled a 637 on Tuesday.

It took him five weeks, but Mike Gilliland finally broke onto the 700 series chart. Tuesday night, Mike rolled games of 233, 240 and 237 to give him a 710. He is tied with Jason Parmer for 10th place on the high series chart. Mike raised his Tuesday average to a 211, 14th best on the high average board.Gilliland is averaging 191 on Thursday.Mike's best game of the season is a 254, 19th on the high game list.

Nick Painter registered his second 700 series of the new season, this one a 707. Nick rolled games of 236, 227 and 244. His best series, a 708, holds 12th place on the high series chart. Painter is averaging 215 on Tuesday, 11th best on the high average board.

Michael Carter shot a 694 series on Tuesday, rolling games of 233, 236 and 225. The series moved him to the 16th position on the high series chart, where he is tied with Jason Keller. The series improved Carter's Tuesday average to a 205, tying him for 18th place on the high average board.Michael's best game is a 236, 31st on the high game list.

Harold McClure came very close to hitting his third 700 series in just five weeks, but had to settle for a 693 on Thursday. His series consisted of games of 256, 204 and 233. Harold holds sixth place on the high average board with a 222 on Thursday, and is averaging 200 on Sunday. McClure's best series is a 720, ninth best on the high series chart.Harold is in a four-way tie for 10th on the high game list with a 268.

Becky Bowden shot another 600 series this past Sunday, hitting a 609, but, considering her average is a 216, 10th place on the high average board, one won't hear Becky boasting about this one. Her best series this season is a 700 even, which holds 15th place on the high series chart. Becky's best game is a 267, which holds 11th place on the high game list. Becky holds first place on all of the ladies' only lists - average, series and game.

Others who bowled well this week include: Jason Keller (685), Ray Howser (678 Tuesday/620 Thursday), David Gholson (676 Thursday/644 Tuesday), Doug Brann (669), Koy Cline (667), David Pellichino (666), Charles Harred (662), Bo Duncan (657), Wes Campbell (656), Joe Kirkpatrick (653), Russ Nuss (651), Michael Barnett (649), Tommy Fletcher and John Lambert (648), Ace Wiginton (643 Sunday/633 Tuesday/601 Thursday), Vincent Smith (643), Roy Schutz and Keith Ethridge (642), Wayne Womack and Bruce Michaelson (641), Rodney Miller (638), Terry Kozeluh (637), and David Soeder (630).

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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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