Warner Robins bowlers continue to excel. Steven Lackey Jr. rolled a super 832 series, including a 298 game in the Kings and Queens league. This was the second 800-plus set this year. From the New Kids in the Alley group, Corey Conger posted the sixth perfect game (708) of the current season. Both achievements were at the Russell Parkway Gold Cup lanes.
GOLDEN OLYMPICS MEDALS AWARDED
The statewide Golden Olympics were held recently in Warner Robins. Categories consisted of ages 55 to 89 broken down in increments of five (i.e. 55-59, 60 to 64, etc.). Medal recipients from the Central Georgia area were: Male Singles: Charles Mitchell (gold), Lloyd Britt (silver), Joe Pallini (bronze); Female Singles: Janette Daniell and April Mitchell (gold), Shirley Pallini (bronze); Male Doubles: Grady Clements/Eugene Boykin (McDonough) and Britt and Bryson Tanner (Athens) (gold), Royce Chambers and James Golden (Conyers) (silver); Female Doubles: Daniell and Jewel Crews (Waycross) (gold), Virginia Kinchen and Alma Pointzes-Boykin (McDonough) (bronze); Mixed Doubles: April and Charles Mitchell (gold), Chambers and Donna Maynard (silver).
Top sets were recorded by Joe Beeman (682) and David Hutcherson (678).
WARNER ROBINS ACTION
The members of the Kings and Queens league continue to be hot with top scores from Chris Gould (760), Stephen Lackey Sr (717), Cathy Copeland (643) and Trena Bolt (266 game). Top totals in the Ladies Night Out group went to Amy Handley (653) and Wilma Reeves (603). Kirk Thompson (746) paced the Men’s Commercial. Town and Country highs belonged to William Amaral (772) and Kimberly Conger (627). Jimmy Mauro (783 and 740/299 and 280 games) and Chuck Hebenstreit (781 and 756) scored in two leagues. Other leaders were Jay Taylor (678) and Melissa Zeuner (584). Mac Angley rolled a nice 717 set in the Tuesday Night Doubles. Senior highs belonged to Jerry Dennison (629), Mike Mauro (623), Henry Owens (618), Arlene Todd (608) and John Trichinotis (606). Youth stars were Blake Flanders (612) and Timothy Wilhite (600).
ROBINS AFB ACTION
Bob Walker’s 702 set topped the AFRC Mixed bowlers. Gene Lehman (715/278 game) scored in the Charity league. From the Intramurals, Jimmy Jean had a 741 set. Tuesday highs came from Will Kirksey (744), Jeff Herman (73 1/280 game) and Terry Frederick (278 game). Scoring on Friday night were Dan Bueno (718/280 game), Steve Putnam (713/278 game), Bob Chamblin (704), Courtney StCyr (690), Carolyn Helmick (619), Amber Lethco (613) and Kris Fiveash (256 game). Another leader was Randy Helmick (698). Nathan Johnson (605) and NeCole Hilton (602) led the teens.
TOOLS OF THE TRADE
Q: When I bowl a perfect strike, how many pins does my ball touch?
A: Four. For a right-handed bowler the ball contacts only the 1,3,5 and 9 pins. Left-handers contact the 1,2, 5 and 8 pins. So, theoretically, if one bowls a perfect game (300), only 48 pins are hit.
The 35th annual Georgia State USBC WBA Queens and Senior Queens Tournaments will be held on Feb. 27 and 28 in Milledgeville. The entry fee is $55 per bowler for individual competition and the deadline to enter is Feb. 5.
The 60th annual Georgia State USBC Women’s Handicap Championships will be held on weekends from March 5 through March 20 in Snellville and Lawrenceville. Singles, doubles and team events will be held. The entry fee is $24 per bowler per event and the deadline to enter is Jan. 15.