Shayne Wilson fires 18th career 300 game in Classic Lanes action

Gene Shelton

July 8, 2008 - Shayne Wilson put together one of those nights during Classic Lanes league play last week that most bowlers can only reach in fantasies.

All Wilson did in the July 3 Thursday Men’s Trios was roll a perfect 300 game, knock down 1,054 pins in the four-game block for a 263-plus average for the night, come within four pins of another honor score with a 796 in his first three games, and go four games without an open frame.

Wilson, bowling with The King Pins on lanes 3-4, opened with a 239, shot the 300 in Game 2, and closed with games of 257 and 258. After the night’s set, Wilson said the 300 was the 18th perfect game of his bowling career. The right-hander’s 796 in the first three games barely missed a coveted 800 honor score, but he will get a 300 award from the USBC, the sport’s national governing body.

He had some help from his friends as well. Dewayne Roach fired a 903 on games of 238-237-226-202 and Mark Smith had a pair of 216 games on the way to an 831 block. The King Pins had the high game, 753, and high series, 2,788, in the league, and won three of five points for the night.

Wilson’s 300 was the third perfect game rolled at Classic Lanes this summer season. Bruce Michaelson and Tarry Davison have the other two. Wilson’s 1,054 series currently tops the four-game series chart.

On the women’s side of the scoring ledger, Becky Bowden again set the pace with a 244 game to open the June 29 edition of the Sunday Summer Mixed League. Bowden finished with the women’s top scratch series of the night, a 585. Angela Allen recorded a 207 game and 520 series, while Shannon Hague rolled a 195 game.

One of the more impressive sets in the Sunday mixed league was compiled by Laura Prewitt, bowling with the Split Happens team. Prewitt entered Sunday’s play with a 111 average and rolled games of 144-142-135 for a 421 scratch - a total of 88 pins over average for the night. With her handicap, Prewitt had a 661 series.

Other team and individual scores by league, for the week ending July 3, included:

Sunday Summer Mixed

At the halfway point of the summer session on June 29, Jason Parmer came close to yet another 300 game, hitting a 278, and topped the scratch scoring for men with a 656 series.

But it was Thompson Tornadoes who stole the team show, demonstrating what can - and often does - happen in a handicap league. The team posted the high handicap game, a 907, and high handicap series of 2,539 while winning three of four points. In the first game, Catalina Torres led off with a 120; Keith Millsap, averaging 115 going in, had a 163; Adam Thompson hit a 204 and Brandon Naifeh a 204 for a 691 scratch game. With their 216-pin handicap, the squad hit the 907 mark and went on to fire 1,891 scratch and 2,539 handicap team score. Millsap closed his set with 124 and 132 games for a 647 handicap score, Thompson had a 676 handicap total and Naifeh hit a 723 series including handicap.

Their opponents, the Wabam squad, shot the top scratch team series of the night, 2,290, paced by Parmer’s 278 in Game 2, when the team put an 803 scratch on the scoreboard.

The Split Happens squad leads the season standings at the halfway mark with an 18-6 record. Members are Shane Quinn, who rolled an impressive 265 in Game 2, Laura Prewitt with her 421 scratch and 661 handicap score, Brian Stegall with a 203 game, and Anthony Sweat with a 228 game.

In second place at 15-9 are Brownies - Shannon Hague, Greg Pullen, Allen Hague and me. Pullen fired a 637 for the night and Allan Hague a 600 as Shannon Hague popped a 195 game and 525 series.

Charlie’s Gang swept four points to move into third place a half-game back of the Brownies squad.

Other leading scorers were Michael Burnett, 265 game, 654 series; Matt Arnold, 233 game, 634 series; and Bobby Brown, 628 series.

Margaret Morgan, bowling with the Big Slick team, entered the night’s play on a 120 average and shot games of 125-168-166 for a 459 scratch and 675 handicap, while Arnold chipped in his 233 game and 634 series.

Justin Parmer had a steady 589 series with games of 191-199-199 and teammate Amanda Parmer went 40 pins over her average in the first game with a 157.

Tuesday PBA Experience

Zach Howser found the solution to the Cheetah pattern to card the night’s top series, a 606 on games of 215-192-199; Allan Hague shot 228 and 234 games in a 588 series; Jason Keller posted a 201 game and 582 series; and James Allen hit a 208 game. The Cheetah is the shortest pattern used on the PBA tour, with lanes dressed only 35 feet according to PBA charts.

In a makeup set on June 30, Keith Ethridge put together games of 226 and 217 in a 593 series, and Russ Nuss rolled a 202 game.

Season standings for the league were unavailable this week.

Thursday Men’s Trio

Despite the hefty scoring by Wilson and his teammates on The King Pins, the Odd Bunch squad continues to lead the league at the midway point with a 24-6 record. Odd Bunch members are Dave Gholson, Bo Duncan and Mike Gilliland. Odd Bunch holds a three-point lead on The King Pins.

Git-Er-Done is in third place, four points out. Members are Ronnie Wooten, Budddy McClendon and Doug Brann.

In addition to individual scores listed above, Joe Bell Jr. hit a 218 game; Darreyl Dixon shot a 232 game en route to an 837 four-game block; Charles Harred authored a 265 game and 877 series; Tarry Davison shot an 845 series with a 226 high; Dave Gholson carded an 818 set with a 222 high; and Mike Gilliland rolled an 864 set with a 235 high.

Others cracking the 800 barrier for four games were Michael Burnett, 808; David Holt, 830; James Parmer, 800; Koy Cline, 818; Jim Beard, 866; Nevil Solomon, 839; and Buddy McClendon, with a 264 game setting the table for an 810 series.


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

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