Keller shoots 1000 series; Harred tosses 300 game

Larry Mason

July 18, 2007 - Jason Keller shot the summer's first 1000 four game series on Thursday, while Charles Harred tossed a perfect game, the second of his bowling career. Both 700s came in calendar year 2007, and both were shot at Classic Lanes. For good measure, Charles shot his first 700 series of the summer season, as well. Becky Bowden booked the highest series by a lady for the week, shooting a 608 on Sunday. Jason Parmer and Darreyl Dixon came close to the 700 mark, but came up a wee bit short.� �

Jason Keller did his imitation of Babe Ruth this week by predicting on Wednesday that he would shoot a 1000 four game set on Thursday. And, just like Ruth, who pointed to the outfield fence, then proceeded to hit his world famous homerun, Jason delivered by shooting 1012 Thursday. Keller shot a 757 series for his first three games, 224, 274, 259 then finished with a fourth game of 255 to end the evening with his 1012. Keller averaged 252.33 for his first three games, and finished the night averaging 253 for his four games.

To put this into perspective for all of you, Jason shot 35 strikes out of 48 chances, had six spares, and only three open frames. That's a good night's work for any bowler, professionals included.

As a result of his Thursday night performance, Jason raised his average on Thursday to a 225, best in the house so far this summer, which gives him an eight pin lead over second place holder, David Gholson. Keller also took over first place on both the three and four game series charts with a 757 for the former, and 1012 for the latter. His best game of the summer is that 274 shot in his second game Thursday night, which holds fifth place on the high game list.

Charles Harred shot the week's second 700 series, posting a 709 on Thursday. It was his first 700 series of the summer, and, as if that weren't enough, he also produced the summer's first honor score with a perfect game of 300. Harred's other games to go along with his 300 were a 213 in game two and 196 in game three, to give him his 709 three game set, followed by a 175 fourth game that gave him an 884 for his four game set. The night's outing moved Charles to 12th place on the high average board at 195, where he joins Joe Kirkpatrick, and allowed him to take sole possession of first place on the high game list by virtue of his 300 in game one. Charles now holds fifth place on the three game high series chart, at 709, and moved to ninth place on the four game high series chart at 884.

Jason Parmer shot games of 213, 259 and 216 on Sunday to register his highest three game series of the summer, a 688, which places him ninth on the three game high series chart. He holds the 17th position on the four game high series chart with an 834. Parmer is averaging 210 on Sunday and 192 on Thursday. He ranks sixth on the high average board, where he is tied with David Strain, and has a 267 high game, which ties him with James Allen and Nathan Crist for eighth place on the high game list.

Darreyl Dixon shot games of 233, 176 and 279 in his first three games on Thursday, to give himself a 680 three game series for the evening. He shot a 169 in game four, which gave him a four game total of 849. For the evening, Darreyl produced the fourth best three game set, 680, as well as the fourth best four game series, 849. Dixon currently ranks fifth on the high average board with a 211 from the Thursday men's league, is third on the high game list with a 279, is fourth on the three game high series chart with a 718, and holds second place on the four game high series chart with a 942.

David Strain came within three pins of booking his second 900 series of the summer on Thursday, but had to settle for an 897, the second best four game series of the night. Strain tossed games of 234, 200, 223 and 240 to collect his 897. His three game series, for those of you who don't wish to do the math, was a 657. David is averaging 210 on Thursday, sixth on the high average board, is second on the high game list with a 288, is 14th on the three game high series chart with a 666, and holds third place on the four game high series chart with a 926.

Becky Bowden brought the ladies back to the 600 series mark this week, shooting a 608 on Sunday evening, throwing games of 196, 242 and 170. Ms. Bowden holds the ladies best average at 201, has the ladies highest series, a 667, and is second on the ladies high game list with a 248. Her daughter Angela is first with a 256. On the men's and ladies' combined listings, Becky ranks eighth in average, 14th in the high game category, and is 13th on the three game high series chart.

Others who bowled well this week include: James Allen (668/845), David Gholson (661 Sunday/649(851) Thursday), Greg Pullen (641), Doug Brann 639/873), Michael Burnett (630), Nathan Crist (625), Jeff Wright (623/804), Wes Campbell (616/825), Nevil Solomon (610/801), Brian Stegall (604/807), and Cliff Whitney (602/815). � � � � � � � � �

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

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