Summer league crowns champions


Columnist Lee Owen Bowling


By Lee Owen

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

This past week, the Monday Night Trio wrapped up their summer season, and the final night went out with a bang.

Going into the final night, the second place team needed to win all four points to take home the title, and they came with their best night of the season.

The team of Yours Truly, Derrick Spruill, and Jason Small, known by team name “AHHH,” came in knowing what they had to do, and executed for all three games.

I got lucky and found my mark early and often, just missing perfection the first game with a 296, and ending the night with a 747 series.

Derrick just missed the 600 mark, tossing a 596, and Jason rolled a big 670 series, with a 260 the first game as well.

That was enough to win by almost 250 pins total on the night and bring home our second title in three years on the Monday Night Trio.

John Turner added a 265 game on the final night and Lake Krehel, who we were bowling against, pounded out a 663, to round out the top three for the week.

The ladies were led by Kaytee Simpson with a 212/597, followed by a 202 from Bobbi Jo Tarkington and a 186 from Brittney Gaumond.

With the end of the season, comes the high honors for individuals as well.

I ended up rolling the high scratch series for the season on the last night, with my 747, and Mark Tarkington’s 279 took home high scratch game, Brian Puhl took home handicap series with 782 and Ronnie Beasley earned handicap game with 290.

For the women, Kaytee Simpson had the high series with 699, while Bobbi Jo Tarkington had high game with 257.

On the handicap side, Brittney Gaumond took series with 766 and Amie Wallace took game with 282.

High average on the season for the men went to Mark Tarkington with a 221, and for the men, with one of the highest female averages ever at Albemarle Lanes, Kaytee Simpson had 199.8.

Thursday Night will be ending this week, so look for results from their wrap up next week.

Also, Winter leagues will be having their preseason meetings this week. This is where you, as the bowler, can address concerns and ideas for the coming year.

If you are still not on a team for the upcoming season, it is not too late. Get in to Albemarle Lanes and get in the book.