Classic Bowlers collect nine more 700 series

Larry Mason

May 1, 2007 - In the past 28 days, Classic Lanes bowlers have amassed 29 700 series, which means they have averaged two 700s every league night, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, during this string. And to think, a few weeks back, we were struggling to average one 700 series a week, and on one occasion, didn't do that. Something has gotten a lot better.

This week's top shooter was Mike Fletcher, who tossed a 790 series on Thursday to lead a cast of nine men in reaching 700 or better. Mike was joined by D.J. Kast who shot 750 on Tuesday, Darreyl Dixon 747 on Tuesday, John Lambert 735 on Thursday, Jason Parmer 730 on Sunday, Tarry Davison 729 on Sunday, Tyren Williams 721 on Thursday, Joe Kirkpatrick 717 on Thursday, and Duane Anspon 704 on Thursday. Becky Bowden was the week's top lady kegler, tossing a 671 series on Sunday.

Four individuals rolled 690 series this week, Michael Burnett 695 on Sunday, Joe Callahan 694 on Sunday, Harold McClure 693 on Sunday, and Danny Burns 691 on Thursday.� � � � � � �

Mike Fletcher is one of a handful of Classic Lane bowlers who has posted an 800 honor series at the center. In fact, Mike has two of the center's 13, one an 800 even, the other an 813. Thursday night he came very close to posting his third, but had to settle for a 790, 10 pins off of the mark. Mr. Fletcher shot games of 244, 289 and 257.

Mike has two 700 series this season, far below his totals in previous years. His first was a 700 even, which placed him 35th on the high series chart. This week's series moved him up the chart 32 slots, to third place. Mike's series raised his average to a 207, moving him to 11th place on the high average board. Fletcher's best game of the season is a 296 honor game, which holds fourth place on the high game list.

D.J. Kast contributed the week's second-best score, a 750 comprised of games of 244, 259 and 247. He followed Tuesday's performance with a 682 series on Thursday, shooting games of 229, 246 and 207. D.J. is averaging 216 on Tuesday, 204 on Tuesday and 201 on Sunday. He ranks seventh on the high average board. His best game is a 299 honor game, which ties him with Larry Siegert for second place on the high game list. This week's 750, Kast's highest series of the season, moved him to 12th place on the high series chart. � � � � � � �

Darreyl Dixon shot the third-best series of the week, a 747, with games of 267, 212 and 268. Dixon has been on a roll of late, having produced many of his 11 700s in recent weeks. Dixon has raised his average to a 223 on Tuesday, with a 213 on Thursday and 211 on Sunday. He ranks second on the high average board. Darreyl holds first place on the high series chart with a 793, a position he has held all season long. Darreyl's best game is a 298 honor game, which places third on the high game list, where he is tied with Ken Sharp.

Sulphur Springs city fireman John Lambert tossed our fourth 700 series of the week, a 735. John rolled games of 269, 252 and 214 to claim his first 700 of the season. John moved into 15th place on the high series chart, up 28 places from last week. Lambert's average increased to a 196, to move him into 22nd place on the high average board. Mr. Lambert has a high game of 269, which holds 12th place on the high game list.

Jason Parmer has had a reawakening of late. This week, he shot the center's fifth-highest 700 series, a 730, made up of games of 238, 245 and 246, to collect his third 700 of the season, and his season's best. Jason moved to 18th place on the high series chart, where he joins Joe Kirkpatrick. Parmer is averaging 191 on Tuesday, which ranks 25th on the high average board, where he joins Barbara and Larry Siegert, and Jeff Wright. Jason ranks sixth on the high game list with a 289. He is joined by Greg Pullen and David Gholson.

Tarry Davison contributed our sixth 700 series of the week, a 729, shot on Sunday. Tarry shot games of 238, 245 and 246, to collect his 22nd 700 series of the season. Davison continues to carry the center's highest average, a 224 from Sunday's league, and continues to sit atop the high game list with two perfect games to his credit. His top series is a 783, which holds fourth place on the high series chart.

Greenville bowler Tyren Williams shot our seventh 700 series of the week, tossing a 721 comprised of games of 258, 237 and 226. It was Tyren's second 700 of the season. Williams raised his Thursday's average to a 220, which moved him to fourth place on the high average board. His highest game comes out of this week's series, his 258 first game. It moved Tyren into a five-way tie for 20th place on the high game list.

Joe Kirkpatrick shot 700 No. 8 for the week, posting a 717 with games of 236, 218 and 263. It was his second 700 of the season. Kirkpatrick's best series of the season is a 730, which holds 18th place on the high series chart. Joe is averaging 203 on Tuesday, which holds 15th on the high average board. Joe is one of five individuals who have recorded at least one perfect game this season. Joe shot a 677 on Tuesday and a 626 on Sunday.

Our final 700 series for the week came from Duane Anspon. Duane shot games of 242, 245 and 217 to register his first 700 series of the season, a 704. The series moved Duane to 34th place on the high series chart. Duane's best game of the season is his 245 from Game 2 of this week's series. Duane started the night with a 184 average. His series raised Thursday's average to a 185.

Becky Bowden suffered a slight injury to her leg a couple of weeks ago, and as a result, had to miss one night of bowling, at that time. Based on this Sunday's performance, she appears to have made a complete recovery. Becky shot games of 225, 182 and 264 to finish play with a 671 series. Bowden continues to hold the ladies' top average in three leagues, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Becky has a 217 on Tuesday, and 209 in each of the other two. She ranks sixth on the men's and ladies' combined high average board. Becky is one of the five folks who have collected perfect games this season, and has grabbed seven 700s. Her best, a 762, ranks ninth on the high series chart.

Four men shot 690 series this week. Michael Burnett shot his highest series of the season, a 695, with games of 228, 258 and 209. Joe Callahan shot his highest series of the season, as well, booking a 694 comprised of games of 217, 242 and 235. Harold McClure shot our third 690 of the week, a 693, tossing games of 200, 246 and 247. Our Greenville based “disgruntled postal worker.” Danny Burns, shot our last 690 of the week, a 691 consisting of games of 255, 255 and 181.

Others bowling well this week include: Jason Keller (683), Neldon Smith (680), Ray Howser (673), David Vansickle (668), Nevil Solomon (665), David Soeder 662 Thursday/659 Tuesday), Dewayne Roach (660), Mike Gilliland (655 Tuesday/651 Thursday), Rick Pearce and David Gholson (654), Nathan Crist (650), Vincent Smith (645), David Strain and Allan Hague (641), and John Dodd (640).

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

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