Local bowlers dial in for top series

Bobby Marques was dialed in last Thursday during Sundowner pin action to power his way to the top bowling series for the week.

Marques had a great strike ball working to produce games of 244, 234, and a final game of 269 to total 747 for his set.

Mike Stacy has been absent from the top scores for the last couple of weeks, but he returned to his usual consistent scoring with games of 252, 226, and 245 for a second high 723 series during Red River action.

Stacy also rolled a 663 set in another league.

Tom Crowe also had consistent games of 237, 238, and 233 for a 708 series and the third 700 set for the week.

Congratulations to senior bowlers Larry Stroud and John Figueroa, who had flashes of their younger selves, with scores of 258 and 276-671 respectively.

Samantha Wharton posted the high series for the women while also competing in the Sundowner League.

She rolled games of 222, 212, and 190 for a 624 total.

Christine Speer with a 217 high individual game and 609 set was the second high.

Ida Caballero also broke the 600 mark with an excellent 240 individual game contributing toward a 604 total.

Other notable scores for the women were Sharon Guinn with a 588 and Terri Mason with a 223-580.

Vera Cruz Restaurant bowlers for the week were Bobby Marques 759 and Samantha Wharton 687, both from the Sundowner League.

The World Series of Bowling V will be competed Oct. 25-Nov. 3 in Las Vegas.

The results will be shown on ESPN in December.

With the influx of international players on national TV, such as Andres Gomez, (Columbia), Jason Belmonti (Australia), Mika Koivuniemi and Osku Palermaa (Finland), Stuart Williams (England) and others, American bowlers were hard pressed last year to win World Series titles.

A pioneer in International PBA competition was Mats Karlsson (Goteborg, Sweden), who in 1983 won the AMF Grand Prix, in Crawley, England, as an amateur.

He later came to the United States as a PBA member and won the PBA Southern California Open 1986 and the 1988 Brunswick Memorial World Open, defeating Marshall Holman.

Ameleto Monacelli (Venezuela) had joined the PBA before Karlsson but had not won a title at the time.

You could say that Mats Karlsson showed the international players that they had game.

The reason for my interest in Karlsson was piqued by local bowler Tom Crowe.

Crowe is a personal friend of Karlsson said that he would like to come to Victoria for a visit in a few months.

Other scores of note for the men were Harold Bellanger Jr. (248-695), John Figueroa (276-671), Steve Dickinson (268-670), Jerry Molina (254-667), T.J. Mooney (666), Larry Hall (268-664), David Flores (279-661), Steve Zeplin (257-659), Don Marques (657), Mark McDonald (655), Mark Svatek (649), Gary Hatter Jr. (267-647), Calvin Bigham (267), Larry Stroud (258), Cody Hammack (257), and Bobby Mowles (253).

TURKEY TROTTERS 1ST SPARE ME Women: L. Hempel 475; PINBUSTERS 1ST TEAM #2 FALL SUNDAY STRIKERS 1ST (3 way tie) TEAM 6, PROVOST POSSE, and IT'S NOT MY FAULT Men: G. Hatter Jr. 263-647; M. Osterson 227-640; C. Bigham 267-618; J. Cass 596; E. Smith 234-581; A. Williams 551; OVER THE HILL 1ST TWO + TWO Women: H. Gibbs 516; Men: J. Figueroa 276-671; A. Garcia 232-636; J. Simmons 577; M. Almendarez 547; S. Gritta 538; R. Estrada 529; W. Conaway 528; E. Lopez 524; B. Buzzell 518; RED RIVER STROUD'S VENDING Men: M. Stacy 252-723; J. Molina 254-667; T. Crowe 638; M. Pahmiyer 630; L. Stroud 258-616; R. Vivero 234-607; M. Michalec 236-605; T. Williams 235-605; D. Erdelt 604; K. Schupbach 597; D. Richards 595; S. Zeplin 226-592; J. Guerra 227-592; J. Silgero 228-592; M. Osterson 589; R. Kalmus 588; D. Matthews 228-585; J. Blount 583; D. Flores 566; H. Tesch 562; D. Blohm 560; P. Alva 233-559; J. Matson 551; D. Garcia 246; T. Bennett 234; MONDAY MIXED 1ST OILFIELD TRASH Women: D. Stroud 502; Men: H. Bellanger Jr. 248-695; J. Holbert 228-644; R. Vasquez 626; M. Redding 602; T. Wash 593; J. Talbott 593; M. Church 588; B. Redding 580; C. Youngblood 579; G. Berger 242-578; D. Padgett 578; B. Hartman 575; R. Beyer 562; D. dye 561; J. Walden 234-554; R. Martinez 553; M. McLemore 550; SUGAR & SPICE 1ST HANG THIS Women: C. Speer 217-609; S. Guinn 588; B. Koebrick 564; C. Lee 551; P. Bellanger 538; T. Wortham 528; J. Reyna 516; Men: T. Crowe 238-708; T.J. Mooney 225-666; L. Hall 268-664; M. Stacy 243-663; D. Flores 279-661; S. Zeplin 257-659; M. Svatek 649; S. Dickinson 226-647; C. Kurtz 246-639; K. Schupbach 238-631; R. Mason 240-631; W. Parker 239-618; B. Mooney 615; R. Estrada 233-614; J. Silgero 225-611; S. Kocian 226-606; T. Blake 605; B. Pontillo 247-605; R. Vivero 246-600; B. Jackson 599; M. Osterson 597; B. Mowles 253-595; D. Persilver 595; H. Tesch 594; M. Unger 591; R. Gonzales 588; J. Tweedle 235-588; L. Stroud 578; R. fisseler 577; C. Aiken 573; H. Johnson 564; J. Wittenburg 225-562; J. Parratt 558; W. Reyna 557; T. Rutherford 553; CAPTAIN'S LEAGUE 1ST (tie) HITS & MISSES and GIRLFRIENDS Women: J. Brown 222-524; M. Sweeney 509; C. Goode 211; DOW MIXED 1ST A DRINKING TEAM Men: D. Rodriguez 234-633; L. Adcock 228-611; L. Fuhrman 225-598; SUNDOWNERS 1ST OHHH DAMMM ITT Women: S. Wharton 222-624; I. Caballero 240-604; T. Mason 223-580; M. Matula 555; J. Thomas 208-538; S. Guinn 535; M. Bonuz 213-530; J. Sims 524; D. Gabrysch 520; J. McNary 518; Men: B. Marques 269-747; S. Dickinson 268-670; D. Marques 235-657; M. McDonald 229-655; S. Miller 234-647; S. Gritta 241-634; B. Korczynski 245-621; M. Flores 618; D. Garcia 232-618; L. Boyd 613; D. dye 232-608; V. Thomas 605; T.J. Mooney 599; G. Hatter Jr. 598; J. Glass 595; R. Rendon 582; D. Knowlan 578; M. Osterson 578; C. Hammack 257-578; D. Reissig 225-576; J. Rodriguez 236-576; E. Smith 573; J. Silgero 566; M. Mathieu 559; M. Michalec 558; B. Hammack 556; B. alex 555; B. Mooney 554; W. Jackson 554; M. Cantu 551; FRIDAY NITE TRIO Women: K. Garcia 515; Men: M. Hernandez 244-626; J. Flores 595; M. Soliz 590; C. Bigham 579; O. Tabora 574; R. Rodriguez Jr. 223-551;