King Pins win team title at Tri-County Autoplex Men’s Handicap Tournament

Gene Shelton

July 30, 2008 - The King Pins team of Jason Keller, Mark Smith, Dewayne Roach, Mike Fletcher and Shayne Wilson hammered out a 3,480 to win the Tri-County Autoplex Men’s Handicap Tournament at Classic Lanes over the weekend.

The squad received only three pins in handicap, but authored a 3,477 scratch, averaging 695.4 pins per man for the three-game set.

Finishing second was the X-Force team of Brian Stegall, Anthony Sweat, Red Skelton, Michael Carter and Shane Quinn. The team rolled a total of 2,957 scratch and finished with a 3,188 handicap score. In third place was the CHA CHA CHAA! team of Jason Keller, Shayne Wilson, Dewayne Roach, Greg Pullen and Colby Pullen with a 3,074 scratch and 3,140 handicap.

Fourth place went to Whistle Blowers, the team of Tarry Davison, Jeff Wright, Rocky Propes, Buddy McClendon and Harold McClure. Whistle Blowers rolled a 2,915 scratch, hitting 3,098 including handicap.

Tarry Davison and Harold McClure teamed to win the doubles event with a 1,343 total. The pair received no handicap. Jason Parmer and Justin Parmer combined for a 1,336 handicap for second place, while Nathan Crist and Wesley Crist took third with 1,248.

Shayne Wilson also won the singles event, hitting a 729 scratch. He received no handicap. James Parmer was second with a 686 after rolling a 644 scratch, and Nathan Crist had a 653 scratch and 674 handicap total for third place.

In scratch singles, Joey Kirkpatrick led with a 681, followed by Bo Duncan’s 655 and Tarry Davison finished third with 652. Scratch doubles leaders were Mark Smith and Wilson with 1,258, while James Allen and Richard Allen were second with 1,183, and Nevil Solomon and Smith were third with 1,182. As the tournament was a handicap event, no cash prize is to be awarded in the scratch division.

Top scores for the optional all-events competition were not immediately available.

The Autoplex firm was a major sponsor of the tournament with a contribution of $1,000 to the prize fund, while other sponsorship funds were provided by numerous businesses and individuals to boost the added money total.

Plans call for prize money to be distributed Thursday evening at Classic Lanes, tournament officials announced.

The tournament drew nine five-man team entries, 17 doubles teams and 35 bowlers in the singles event competition, according to statistics provided by tournament officials Sunday night.

Gene Shelton writes a weekly column on the bowling leagues at Classic Lanes. He also provides occasional columns on special events.

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