Michaelson fires perfect game at Classic Lanes

Gene Shelton

June 10, 2008 - Bruce Michaelson tied a record that can be tied again, but not broken, at Classic Lanes in the second week of the Thursday Men's Trio league on June 5.

Michaelson, a right-hander noted for his smooth and consistent approach and release, stroked a perfect 300 game in the opener of the four-game set, the first perfect game of the summer season for the local center. And after those 12 consecutive strikes, he didn't have much of a letdown.

Michaelson fired a 1,010 scratch for the four-game block. He followed the perfect game with 227 and 268 for a 795 going into the final game and finished with 215, averaging a blistering 252.5 for the night. (Only the first three games of a four-game block are considered for high series awards by the sport's governing body, the United States Bowling Congress.)

Michaelson, a former Armed Services champion, hit the perfect game and big series bowing with Dave Gholson and Bo Duncan on the Odd Bunch team on lanes 9-10, pacing the squad to a five-point sweep and a league-leading 9-1 record.

Koy Cline wasn't all that far from his own perfect score, stroking a 287 in Game 2 for the Sit Down team. Shayne Wilson also got close, finishing the block with a 278 game and a 946 series; Charles Harred hammered out a 267 game; and Mike Miller put up a personal-best 269.

After two weeks of play, Lake Fork Strikers and Riff Raff are tied for second place a game behind Odd Bunch. The Lake Fork crew includes Jim Beard, who posted a 256 game and 848 series, Eric Booth and Nevil Solomon. Riff Raff teammates are Brian Gammill; Scotty Ogle, who chipped in an 825 four-game block; and Glenn Taylor with a consistent 818.

The King Pins (Dewayne Roach, Mark Smith and Wilson) carded the high team game and series for the night with a 712 and 2,655. In the 712 game, Roach added a 220 and Smith a 214 to Wilson's 278. Roach had an 869 series and Smith an 840 to go with Wilson's 946. As a team, the trio averaged 221 for the night.

On the women's side of the scoring, Becky Bowden again led the high game and series category with a 267 game and 610 series, while Debbie Miller hit a 204 game and 514 series and Sybil Galloway posted a 491 in the Sunday Summer Mixed League.

Other scores of note for the week ending June 5 included:

Sunday Summer Mixed

Allan Hague just missed a 700 series, rolling a 696 to help the Brownies team into a three-way, first place tie. Despite some stubborn single pins and a couple of splits on what seemed to be good hits, Hague recorded games of 196-235-265. Teammate Greg Pullen added a 657 set with a 244 high. Other team members are Shannon Hague - who, as co-owner of Classic Lanes, had to work instead of play Sunday - and me, the weak link on the squad. Brownies also recorded the high scratch team game, 804, and series, 2257.

Tied with Brownies for the league lead at 6-2 are Shady Bunch and Split Happens.

Shady Bunch team members are Shawna Hall, Brett Stovall, Chris White and Larry Stovall. Split Happens teammates are Shane Quinn, Laura Prewitt, Brian Stegall and Anthony Sweat.

Around the league, Catalina Torres posted a 161 game; Nathan Crist rolled a 604 series with a 216 game; Justin Parmer a 643 including 224 and 225 games; Brett Stovall had a 244 game and Chris White a 226; Cory Ogle fired a 674 series on games of 242-214-218, while Danilee Ogle rolled a 170 game; Richard Allen had a 602 series to go with teammate Becky Bowden's 267 game and 610 series; Bobby Brown posted a 672 series with a 255 high, Debbie Miller a 204 game and James Allen a 242.

Also, Brett Stovall fired a 224 and Chris White a 226 game; Shane Quinn fell just one stick short of a 600 series on games of 211-200-118 for 599; Jason Parmer's 256 game keyed a 636 series; Marcella Mitchell recorded a 170 game and 486 series; Kari Arnold had games of 154 and 161; and Jeff Wright finished with a 612 series including a 221 game.

Tuesday PBA Experience

The "Viper" PBA lane pattern bit some bowlers Tuesday night, but not Jason Parmer, who paced the scoring with games of 212-245-202 for 659.

James Parmer also cracked the 600 barrier with a 211-231-177 set for 619, and Keith Etheridge closed with a 232 game for a 601 set.

Others bowling well against the lane conditions faced by touring pros included James Allen with a 227 game, Jason Keller with a 220 in a 570 set; Greg Pullen a 202 game; Joey Kirkpatric a 204; Greg Pullen a 202; David Strain and Zach Howser with 210 each.

Pam Parmer, the lone woman battling the pro conditions, posted an impressive 196 game and finished with a 469 series, picking up one and one-half points in the process.

Jason Parmer leads the season points standings with seven, followed by Jason Keller a half-point back and Darrell Green with six points.

Thursday Men's Trio

� In addition to those listed above, several bowlers put up nice numbers on Thursday night.

� Mike Love shot a 255 game and posted an 806 for the four-game block; Nevil Solomon, an 803 series; Tarry Davison, an 850 set with a 233 high; Koy Cline ended the night with an 839 set; Brian Gammill, a 217 game; Buddy McClendon, 210; Doug Brann, 225; Ron Braswell, 221 and 203 games; Ace Wigginton, 218 game; Dickie Harrison, 236 game and 795 series; Jason Parmer, 221 game, 819 series; Jason Keller, 231 and 830; and Allan Hague a steady 819 with a 217 high; Darreyl Dixon, 234 and 827; Charles Harred, 893 with his 267 high; and Colby Pullen rolled an 812 series.

Note to bowlers: If you roll a personal best game or series, or "first" score - as in first 500 series, 200 game, 600 or 700 series - please leave a note at the front desk for inclusion in the next report.


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

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