Area bowler Chesson joins 300 club


Ty Chesson


By Mike Hawkins

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Albemarle Lanes was the site of some of the hottest bowling imaginable last Tuesday night and at the end of the night, a new name had been added to the board recognizing our bowlers who have tossed perfect games.

Bowling on lanes 3 and 4 during the Fellowship League, Ty Chesson used his 14 pound Storm bowling ball to find the line to the pocket during his second game to become the 32nd local kegler to toss a perfect game in Elizabeth City and the second to do so in just three weeks!

The twelve strikes for 300 were part of 15 in a row and Chesson actually went 9 for 9 during the 10th frame of all three games.

Chesson, who has been bowling for about 10 years, currently carries a 170 average. His previous high score of this season was a 248-672 shot during the Monday night league back in October. His 300 game was a big part of a 649 series.

For his efforts, Chesson will receive a nice ring from the United States Bowling Congress to recognize his memorable game; not too bad for a guy who picked up the sport by hanging out with friends at the lanes.

Chesson wasn’t the only Fellowship bowler to dominate the lanes last week as Paul Lacher fired games of 228-248-239 for a night’s high series of 715. Lee Owen had another big night crushing games of 277-220-212 for an impressive 709!

Mark Tarkington continued his stellar month with a 265-675 to go along with Lake Krehel’s 254-673 and Jeffrey Barefoot’s 223-611 last Tuesday. Tarkington also fired a pretty impressive 245-708 during MLK action on Thursday night.

Kaytee Simpson (197-550), Bobbi Jo Tarkington (181-501), and Brittney Gaumond’s (187-479) were the top ladies from Fellowship.

Rolling during the Monday Night Mixed league, Rondell Christian struck on 23 of 33 first shots, including four strings of at least four strikes, and opened only 3 times on the night on his way to a 235-681 tally. He still had 700 in his sights entering the 10th frame of the last game before he left a solid 10 pin.

Williams Swinson’s 213-611, Kendall Ferebee’s 214 game, and Boris Beatty’s 568 series wrapped up the men’s leaders from Monday night.

Debbie Winslow found the pocket often to lead the ladies of Monday night with a 236-584. Linda Barrett found her old form to add a nice 202-522 while Bonnie Sawyer tossed a 194-505 in the league’s first action since Christmas.

Marvin Burnham had another big week during MLK. Tthe week after converting the Greek Church split, Burnham tossed games of 222 and 214 as part of a 609 series. John Bradley added a 237-601 and Lake Krehel found the line briefly for a 224 as well. Kudos to Joe Reid as well. Joe entered Thursday night with a 135 average, but after a pair of 157 scores, pitched an awesome 224 game, giving him 291-739 handicap numbers.

Brittney Gaumond lit up the lanes for a 212-571 to lead the ladies of MLK. Debbie Winslow (181) and Margaret Butts (160-418) rounded out the top MLK ladies.

Our local youth league completed its second round of qualifying for the Pepsi Youth Championships this past weekend with Gaston Pinner, Joshua Davenport, Jacob Davenport, Jacob Cooper, and Matt Cooper qualifying to advance to the sectional level to be held in Greenville during the second weekend of March.

They join October qualifiers Violet Olds, Elizabeth Scaff, Aidan Mummert. Bryce Hawkins, Ben Hawkins, Christopher Vinson, and Thomas Adams.

During this past Saturday’s league action, Bryce Hawkins led the way with a 169-486, edging his brother, Ben’s 184-474. Jacob Cooper (176) and Jacob Davenport (172) recorded other top games while Josh Davenport finished with a 417 series. Elizabeth Scaff tossed a 157 game to lead the young ladies.

Saturday’s Bumpers were paced by the efforts of Jason Nistler (105-203), Patrick Morgan (87) Tristan Hardison (66), Cheyanne Hardison 111) and Ariana Mummert (83).

Until next week, good luck and good bowling!!!