A number of high series and games were posted in area leagues.
Doug Cox started it off with an excellent evening of bowling in posting the Central Georgia Association’s 43rd 800-plus series. Participating in the Commercial Tenpin league, Cox recorded games of 268, 268 and 277 for a total pin count of 813.
Will Amerson became the sixth person to achieve perfection this year. He rolled his inaugural 300 in the final game of his three-game set (774) the next week in the same Commercial Tenpin league at the Macon Gold Cup Bowling Center. He used a Columbia Wicked ball.
In this same league on the same night, Dennis Hanson followed with the seventh perfect game of the season and his second career 300 in the third game of his 757 series using an “old” Brunswick Purple Rhino ball.
Jimmy Jean became the eighth bowler to record a perfect game this year. Using a Hammer Grape Vibe ball, Jean achieved his seventh 300 in the first game of his thre- game set (724) in the Intramurals league at the Robins Lanes Center.
Next up in Warner Robins was Mike Handley. He posted his third and the season’s ninth perfect game in the Men’s Commercial league at the Warner Robins Gold Cup Russell Parkway Center using a Morich Dual Cap Vanguard ball. The game was sandwiched between scores of 181 and 207, resulting in a 688 set.
Eleven in a row
The following area bowlers received the USBC award for 11 strikes in a row: Dan Bueno, Jerry Clark, Henry Owens and Joseph StCyr.
Arlene Todd scored a clean set (three clean games) bowling in the Town and Country league at the Gold Cup Russell Parkway lanes in Warner Robins.
Macon honor roll
The Commercial Tenpin bowlers continue to excel, with high scores coming from Matthew Adams (781 and 741/289 and two 279 games), Terry Johnson (780/279 game), Steve Wade (750/289 game), Tony McLemore (718), Shane Smith (717), Pat Freeman (606), Mike Chandler (279 game), Sam McKee (279 game), Joe Patterson (279 game) and Seth Hysell (278 game). Virginia Kinchen rolled a 606 set in the Outsiders league. Topping the Wednesday night group were William Smith (739/276 game), Daryl Leslie (two 726 series/277 game), Todd Manning (725), Jerry Watson (704), Trellis Hamilton (691/254 game), Kathy Smith (666 and 654) and Erika Leslie (620). The Thursday stars were Steve Davis (725), Alvin Irvin (706/290 game), Cheryl Thomas (619), Johnny Fraley (279 game) and Eddie Collins (276 game). Johnnie Pryor (729 and 719/277 game), Travis Patterson (720 and 706) and Calvin Hill (two 707 series) continue their excellent bowling in multiple leagues.
Macon high rollers
Other men who led their leagues were Richard Young (698), Deric Morris (694), Darryl Hill (694), James Rosario (694), Jerod Dumas (688), Trey Smith (686), William Smith (685), Jonathan Jones (684), John Fisher (681), Latrone James (677), Joe Beeman (675) and Matthew Beeman (675). On the women’s side, highs went to Tammy Singleton (583), Colleen Dunagan (579) and Arnita West (575). Regarding the seniors, top sets went to Larry Elbrecht (646/258 game), David Hutcherson (621), Terry Campbell (617), Royce Chambers (616), Leonard Anthony (605), Willie Jackson (604), Mumbo Cornelieus (601) and Cathy Grant (589).
Warner Robins action
In the Gold Cup’s Finest league, Amy Handley posted a 626 total. John Hurdle (727) led the Harris and Lynn league. Scoring among the Men’s Commercial group were Bill Walker (748/276 game), Matt Adams (734) and Mike Kilinski (727). Rodell Poole’s 709 series including a 289 game topped the New Kids in the Alley. Leading the Town and Country bowlers were Bill Amaral (708), Brian Robison (700) and Arlene Todd (654). Highs on Tuesday belonged to Greg Aubin (752) and Kevin Dimuzio (739/288 game). Conal Jackson (753 and 734) continues to excel in more than one league. Other scores of interest were Jay Taylor (697), Bryan Busch (677), Helga Leahy (597), Rose Elliott (592), Cathy Gould (575) and Alicia Salas (575). Senior stars were Mike Mauro (634), John Trichnotis (619), Lloyd Britt (611) and Henry Owens (608/258 game). Kacie Field (579) was high for the youth.
Robins AFB action
High scores from the Charity league included Jeff Herman (748) and Joe StCyr (706/290 game). Honors in the Intramurals league went to Ben Black (709) and Glenda Manning (654). Topping the Tuesday group were Conal Jackson (732/278 game), Dan Bueno (297 game) and David Myrick (279 game). Scott StCyr (758), Mark Ross (732) and Celena Wilson (652/268 game) were great on Friday. Woody Ross (726 and 724/279 game) and Carolyn Helmick (637/279 game) scored in two leagues. Added high sets included Todd Swanson (691) and Ken Wade (680). Cara Stassel rolled a 602 series, including a 225 game, for the teens.
Tools of the trade
QUESTION: Where is the world’s largest bowling center?
ANSWER: Currently the Nayoga Grand Bowling Center in Japan is the largest with 156 lanes. The Tokyo World Lanes Center was the largest with 252 lanes but is now closed.
The Central Georgia USBC 2011 Senior Open Bowling Championship will take place at the Gold Cup Center in Macon on Dec. 11-15. Both singles and doubles events will be held. The cost is $10 per event. The tournament will be bowled during league play, with the recorded series counting for both events. The closing date for entries is Saturday. Entry forms are available at all local bowling centers.