The 2011 Central Georgia Association senior champions have been determined with the completion of the annual tournament held during league play. The competition was divided into three categories -- Division A (ages 50-59), Division B (ages 60-69) and Division C (ages 70 and up).
In Division A, Kelvin Jones captured the singles title (803) by a whopping 104 pins. Jones also won the doubles competition (1490) with his partner Leslie Strozier. In Division B, Buck Crosby secured the singles title (703) by only two pins over his nearest competitor Lyle Morgan. Crosby also finished first in the doubles (1338) with his partner Louis Kitchens. The singles title in Division C went to Charles Carter (728). Carter also followed with a doubles win (1352) with Tommy Goings.
Perfect game and 800 series
When Walter Alexander bowled the 15th perfect game of the season in the New Kids in the Alley league in Warner Robins, it was thought that the honor awards were completed until after the holiday break. Matthew Adams proved this was wrong. Participating in the last league scheduled before Christmas (Commercial Tenpin), he posted a terrific 803 series (279-224-300). This was the 16th perfect game of the year and the Association’s 46th 800 plus set. Up until last year, Matthew was the top youth bowler in the Central Georgia Association. The 20-year old has been bowling for 10 years in Macon. He is now taking core classes at Macon State College. In achieving his second perfect game, Adams used a 15 pound Storm Virtual Gravity Nano Pearl ball.
High average winners
The national high league averages for the past season belonged to: Adult Male: Patrick Partilla (259-Wyoming Valley USBC), Adult Female: Terry Haefke (242-Youngstown-Salem USBC), Youth Male: Colin Dall (240-Council Bluffs USBC) and Youth Female: Lizabeth Kuhlkin (225-Schenectady USBC).
Macon honor roll
In condensed league play due to the holiday break, the top men bowlers of the Commercial Tenpin league had one of their best weeks of the season. Top honors go to Robert Miller (766/278 game), E T Stanley (758), Doug Cox (733), Travis Patterson (722), Terry Johnson (721/279 game), Terry McLemore (721/277 game), Shane Smith (713), Mike Chandler (706), Fred Myers (704) and Charles Wade (279 game). Wednesday night belonged to James Rosario (756), Todd Manning (746), William Smith (724), Joe Patterson (723), Shane Smith (707), Erika Leslie (642), Glenda Manning (600) and Daryl Leslie (279 game).
Macon high rollers
Other men who rolled excellent sets included Kelvin Jones (693), Bill Johnson (685), George Smith (683), Deric Morris (680), Trey Smith (679) and Don Kester (678). Janette Nelson (589) and Angela Armstrong (582) led the ladies.
Tools of the trade
QUESTION: On position rounds, if the first place team cannot move down in the standings, are they required to bowl the last place team?
ANSWER: Position rounds pair teams according to their league standings - one versus two, three versus four, etc. If the first place team cannot move down in the standings, they are still not required to bowl the last place team. However, to make the league more competitive, many leagues have adopted a rule requiring the first place team to bowl the last place team if first place cannot move down in the standings. This is permissible by USBC rules.
CENTRAL GEORGIA ASSOCIATION
COMMERCIAL TEN PIN: Matthew Adams 803-300, Robert Miller 766, Terry Johnson 279; Gloria Burney 629-180, Karin Krueger 504, Alma Outlaw 182.
MONDAY SMOKE FREE: Charles Carter 672-246, David Hutcherson 603-241; Kim Smith 520, Charles Reid 513-198, Julia Cruz 183.
SOUTHSIDERS: Colleen Dunagan 560-199, Dolores Nunnemaker 518, Trudy Harris 193.
SUNDAY NIGHT MIXED: Johnnie Pryor 646-227, E T Stanley 644, Randy Smith 235; Janette Nelson 589-246, Gloria Stanley 542, Jean Denerson 192.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT MIXED: James Rosario 756, Todd Manning 746-269, Daryl Leslie 279; Erika Leslie 642-236, Glenda Manning 600, Angela Armstrong 237.