Burgs ‘In the Zone’ column
The doubles was captured by Roger Cupp and Jerry Mabry. Both men have been important and contributing bowlers to the center and in particular the development of youth bowling.
Other seniors who did well were Cecil Sowers (who also had a number of individual honors) and Don Agee. Len Smith and Don Strock finished in fourth place while Robert Smith and Don Melia rounded out the top five doubles teams.
The singles and all events were divided into three age groups (55-64, 65-74 and 75 plus.) In the singles categories, Randy Thompson (see, even a blind mice catches a worm every once in a while), Jerry Mabry, Robert Taylor and Oliver Edwards were atop the leaderboard in the 55-64 singles.
Cupp was the pacesetter in the 65-74 age division in singles competition. Roger defeated Bill Chafin by a mere three total pins. The next three high scores were recorded by Don Agee, William Gillispie and Jerry Duncan.
Doris Oliver grabbed top honors in the 75 plus singles competition. Cecil Sowers, Len Smith, Robert Smith, Warren Coates, Willis Webb and Layman Alexander all produced solid scores in their three game set.
In the all events, which is a competition based on combined singles and doubles bowling scores, there was a significant surprise at the top of the leaderboard. Randy Thompson finished in first place.
When I told my wife where I finished, she added “It is a good lesson for all bowlers. It goes to prove that anyone who has a handicapped score as high as you do can win. It demonstrates that there is hope for anyone.” I guess that is the last time I share my good bowling news with her.
Other bowlers in that age division who performed well were Mabry, Taylor and Edwards.
Cupp wrapped up a solid weekend with his first place finish in the 65-74 age division in all events. Jerry Duncan and the talented Brian Atkinson rounded out the top three in that category. Gillispie, Agee, Chafin, Strock and Melia all had more than respectable total during the six game total scoring system.
Sowers continued his solid bowling in 2012 with a solid win the 75 plus age category. Robert Smith, Len Smith, Doris Oliver, Coates and Webb all placed high in their age division.
The women also produced some outstanding performances in singles, double and all events. Peggy Rasnick led all competitors in the singles and all events in the 55-64 age division.
The 65-74 age group saw a pair of bowlers flip flop their top position in the 65-74 age competition. Sylvia Duncan won the singles while Anna Farley finished in the runner-up position. Farley captured the doubles title and Duncan trailed her for the title.
The singles top five was rounded out by Polly Myers, Charlotte Alexander and Alice Wrenn. Myers, Wanda Garrison and Judy Dowdy completed the highest scoring quintet in the doubles category.
A pair of the most pleasant and yet, competitive ladies grabbed the spotlight in the 75 plus age division. Barbara Hundley-Sowers finished in first in both singles and doubles. Bea Walker, whose contribution to bowling in this area, can’t be overstated, wrapped up a solid weekend with second places finishes in both categories.
Next week, I will add the open division to the summary of the NRVUSBCA tournament.
Congratulations to all the senior bowlers who not only made the weekend event a highly competitive competition but a fun time at the NRV SuperBowl.
Until next week, good bowling to everyone!!
-By Randy Thompson, special to The Burgs
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