Owen shreds lanes at nearly 250 clip


Mike Hawkins Bowling Columnist


By Mike Hawkins

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Most of the adult leagues at Albemarle Lanes kicked off last week and there was some fine bowling done throughout the week, but without a doubt, some of the best league bowling around last week came out of Tuesday night’s Fellowship League.

Lee Owen turned in a 22-strikes, 10-spares, and no open frames masterpiece to top not only the Fellowship League, but every league bowler who put a shadow upon the steps of Albemarle Lanes last week.

When the final stroke had been made, Lee had tossed games of 259, 244, and 243 for a tremendous 746 series.

The show didn’t end with Mr. Owen though.

Chris Farrell turned in a 214-266-203-683 that on most nights would have led nearly any league across America.

David Ange joined the hit party with a nice 257-650 to round out the top three, but the massive scoring didn’t end there as Mark Tarkington (225-632), Lake Krehel (234-647), Chad Freeman (245-627), and Boris Beatty (203-608) all left breaking the 600-plus mark. The seven guys bagging at least a 600 series was the most I recall from one night of league play in some time.

Brittney Gaumond (190-505) and Crystal Owen (185-495) topped the ladies from the Fellowship League.

Martin Luther King league proved to be the stomping ground for the Winslow family as Bobby busted out for a 244 first game of the season followed by his daughter, Stephanie’s, 200, and his wife, Debbie adding a 199 game.

At the end of the night, Bobby had tallied a 609 series to top all the men, while Stephanie added a 224 final game to end the night with a 580 series.

Debbie’s 558 only trailed Stephanie on the ladies’ side.

Rondell Christain’s 229-597, Chris Farrell’s 204-597, and Brittney Gaumond’s 191-543 capped off the leaders from MLK’s first week of the 32-week season.

John Turner paced the Monday Night Mixed with a 222-582, to go along with Rondell Christian’s 195-556. Bobby Winslow claimed the top game of the night with a 225.

Susie Thomas led the ladies last Monday with a 202-547, just ahead of Stephanie Winslow’s 205-543 and Linda Barrett’s 188.

Ocie Manos tossed a 186 game as part of her 498 set to top the All-American Ladies last Thursday morning. Maria Madonia’s 171-473, Becky Hilderbrand’s 167 game and Mary Beasley’s 443 series were also among the top performances.

The only adult league to not begin last week was the Albemarle Rollers ladies’ league from Wednesday night. It will begin this week with a 6:30 start time. There may be a few available slots for that league if any area ladies would like to bowl on Wednesday nights.

There may also be spaces for individuals on Monday Night Mixed (6:20), Fellowship League on Tuesday (7:20), and MLK on Thursday nights (6:20). Anyone interested should simply show up on those nights to ask about joining.

The Youth and Bumper Leagues will officially begin this coming Saturday morning.

The Youth portion of the leagues is filling quickly, but minimal space is still available.

Anyone interested should be at the lanes by 9:30 a.m. this Saturday to get placed on a team.

Any youth that have a 3 or 4 member team they’d like to enter, should call Albemarle Lanes this week to let me know.

There will be four lanes available for bumper bowlers on Saturday mornings.

While bumpers is still set up as a league, it is a little more flexible in allowing parents to bowl as non-members along with their kids.

Until next week, good luck and good bowling.