Summer league champions named in close finishes

Gene Shelton

Aug. 19, 2009 - In the final night of summer league bowling at Classic Lanes, two championship races went down to the wire and a third league ended with co-champions in a week highlighted by hefty scores and personal bests.

The Split Happens team of Shane Quinn, Laura Prewitt, Brian Stegall and Anthony Sweat shaded two other teams by a slim half-point, 29.5-18.5, to claim the title in the Sunday Summer Mixed league Aug. 10. Split Happens edged No Mercy and Big Slick, tied for second at 29-19.

No Mercy’s team members were Danilee Ogle, Corey Ogle, Colby Pullen and Jason Keller, while the Big Slick team was made up of Margaret Morgan, Kari Arnold, Jeff Wright and Matt Arnold. The Shady Bunch squad, Shawna Hall, Brett Stovall, Chris White and Larry Stovall, finished fourth at 26.5 points.

In the Tuesday PBA Experience league, Jason Parmer and Keith Ethridge tied for the championship with 32 points each, two points ahead of Jason Keller, with James Allen in fourth with 28.

And in the Thursday Men’s Trio, Odd Bunch claimed the title with a 43-17 total, followed by What The at 39-21 and Power Players at 38-22.

The Odd Bunch, Dave Gholson, Bo Duncan and Mike Gilliland, led almost wire-to-wire, and after dropping the first two games by narrow margins Thursday, won games three and four and total pins to lock up the championship.

The What The team of Ron Braswell, Dickie Harrison, Ace Wiginton and fourth member Randy McKnight, won four points to claim second. Power Players, Colby Pullen, Greg Pullen and Tarry Davison, posted a five-point sweep to finish third at 38-22.

Other highlights of the week included Dwayne Allen’s first career 600 series, a 603 which included a personal best 234 game; Angela Allen’s solid 645 series and 243 game; a near-miss of the coveted 800 series award by Allan Hague, who fired a 781 to open scoring in the Thursday men’s league; a 233 game by Bandon Naifeh, who the previous Thursday hit his first 600 and entered Thursday play with a 163 average; and several other lofty scores.

Earlier in the season, four 300 games went up on the Classic Lanes scoreboard. Shayne Wilson posted a pair of perfect games, Tarry Davison contributed another, and Bruce Michaelson carded the first of the season while bowling as a sub.

Highlights of the final week’s play included:

Sunday Summer Mixed

Angela Allen’s hefty 645 series came on games of 177-225-243 after she entered the night’s play with a 166 average for the Long Horns team to pace the women’s scoring for the week. Debbie Miller rolled a 205 game and 527 series and Becky Bowden, the women’s average leader, rolled a 201 game en route to a 579 series.

On the men’s side of the scoring ledger, Jason Keller, averaging 232 for the summer, carded the center’s other 700 or better series on games of 202-267-248 for 717, and Allan Hague logged a 690 with games of 248-224-218. Keller’s 267 tied for high scratch game with Greg Pullen, who rolled a 638 for the night.

Trailing Keller and Hague in the series scoring were Nathan Crist at 661; Cory Ogle, 653; Larry Stovall, 650; Chad Nuss, 628; Shane Quinn, 625; Anthony Sweat, 623; and Justin Parmer, 615. Individual high games included Hague’s 248; Quinn’s 246; Larry Stovall, 242; Colby Pullen, 238; Sweat, 235; Chad Nuss, 235; Jason Parmer, 231; and Corey Ogle, 227 and 225.

Other scores of note included Amanda Parmer’s 154 game on a 117 average; Kaley Nuss, averaging 114, rolled games of 123-155-126; Shawna Hall posted games of 194 and 167 on her 143 average; and Catalina Torres had a 184 game on a 139 average.

For the full season, Becky Bowden’s 279 game and 675 set the scratch pace for the women, while Angela Allen’s handicap scores of 273 (game) and 735 (series) led in that category. Justin Haggerty and Jason Parmer each had 279 scratch games and Keller’s 737 topped the scratch series scoring. Haggerty took high handicap series with 742 and a handicap game of 293 and Quinn had a 286.

Tuesday PBA Experience

Jason Parmer’s 600 series on games of 220-292-188 was the top score of the final night, with Keller finishing with a 202 game and 559 series, followed by Darrel Green with 541 including a 212 game, and Jim Beard rolled a 203 game under the PBA lane conditions.

James Allen’s 267 led the season high game standings, with Ethridge at 251 and Keller with 249. In the season high series chase, Jason Parmer led with a 664 and Zach Howser rolled a 651. Keller’s 633 was third.

James Parmer took the most improved honors, boosting his average 18.14 pins to 170.4. Pam Parmer, the only woman bowler in the pro-style scratch league, had a high game of 196 and high series of 470 while increasing her average 5.73 pins to a respectable 141.73.

In the rolloff for cash prizes (not included in final standings points), Jason Parmer topped the scoring with a 610 series including a 243 game; Keller was second with a 598 on games of 209-189-200; James Allen was third with a 576 series; Darrell Green fourth with 522; and Ethridge finished fifth with a 500 even.

Thursday Men’s Trio

Allan Hague topped the scoring, starting with his 781 in the first three games and closing with a 193 for a 974 series. Joey Kirkpatrick fired a 274 in his fourth game for a 927 set. Other single game high scores of note included Nevil Solomon, 260, Ace Wiginton, 257, Jim Beard, 255; Colby Pullen, 254; Tarry Davison, 248; Joe Bell Jr., 246; Mike Love, 244; Shayne Wilson, 244; Bo Duncan, 243; Clinton Cline, 235; Koy Cline, 235; Dickie Harrison, 234; Jason Parmer, 233; Mike Gilliland, 233; Darreyl Dixon, 228; Buddy McClendon, 227; and Keller, 226.

In the series category, behind Hague’s 974 and Kirkpatrick’s 927, were Davison, 875; Gilliland, 870; Jason Keller, 866; Wiginton, 864; Harrison, 858; Clinton Cline, 853; Joe Bell Jr., 852; Wilson, 850; Colby Pullen, 831; Jason Parmer, 827; Beard, 823; Duncan, 821; Solomon, 811; and Dewayne Roach, 804.

Also, Phillip Coleman, bowling in a league for the first time, rolled games of 146-135-195-182 for a 658 scratch and 930 handicap total on a 124 average. Naifeh’s 233 game was 70 pins over average

Season scratch game leaders were Davison and Wilson with 300 games (Michaelson didn’t have enough games for his perfect game to count toward individual season league awards); and Jason Parmer and Randy Youngs tied with 289s.

Wilson had the high series with 1,054, followed by Davison’s 1,019 and Keller’s 1,008. In the handicap series standings, Colby Pullen recorded a 1,053 series, just one pin behind Wilson, and had a 296 handicap game. Wilson and Davison received no handicap. Wilson carried the high average for the season at 238 and Davison was at 225.

Note: This weekly bowling report will take a brief hiatus, as no league action is schedule for this week while fall leagues hold organizational meetings and prepare for the opening week. The column will resume at the end of the first full week’s league play. Meanwhile, some team and individual spots remain available for fall league action. Call Classic Lanes for details.

Gene Shelton writes a weekly column on the bowling action at Classic Lanes. His column appears on Tuesday.

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