Wortham opens season with top series

Aug. 29, 2017 at 1:57 a.m.
Updated Aug. 29, 2017 at 1:57 a.m.

Abel Garcia, bowling columnist

Abel Garcia, bowling columnist   Abel Garcia for The Victoria Advocate

Mike Wortham opened the Wild Turkey League with the week's high series, edging by Steve Dickinson for the weekly honor.

Wortham produced a high individual game of 258 to help with a 658 total.

Dickinson rolled a high individual of game 252 which contributed towards a 652 set on the opening night of the Monday Mixed League.

Lauren Kuecker posted a 209 high game and 520 set for the high women's score while competing in the Wild Turkey.

Deborah Kern rolled a 517 total in the Monday Mixed.

Five more leagues will start within the next two weeks and the bowlers should post more good scores.

Important information

The Century Lanes will be closed for re-surfacing Aug. 24 through the 27th.

Please continue to check the Century Lanes app for up-to- date information.

Due to Hurricane Harvey, The Over The Hill Gang canceled their meeting on Monday to confirm team rosters and free practice. Bowlers are still needed to fill some rosters. Contact Cecila Wilson at 361-572-9359 if you are interested in bowling and are over the age of 50.

Jim Mooney has decided to step down as VUSBC Association Manager after 10 years in that capacity. He had also previously served as an association director for 12 years prior to 2001. In 2001 Jim underwent a heart transplant and after being released by his doctors for normal activity he rejoined league competition until 2015.

I asked Jim if he had any thoughts on his tenure as association manager and he stated, "I enjoyed my time as association manager. Particularly after having to give up league bowling, it allowed me to still participate in the bowling community. I enjoyed creating the web site to make local and national bowling news easily accessible for the bowlers."

I am sure I speak for the local bowling community when I say "Thank You Jim for your hard work and dedication to the sport. The best of luck for your future plans."

During the last VUSBC Association meeting, Lori Hammack was chosen as the next VUSBC Association Manager. Lori is originally from Goliad but has bowled and lived in Victoria for many years. With her many years of bowling experience, and based on her work resume, she will do a great job in managing the local association.

Shannon O'Keefe won the PWBA St. Petersburg Open by defeating Clara Guerrero by a score of 202-200. Guerrero, who lives in the Austin area, could have closed out O'Keefe in the 10th frame but instead left 4-6-7-10 split. O'Keefe had left the 7-10 split in the eighth frame to lose the lead but Guerrero's bad shot gave her the title.

As the fourth seed, Guerrero won two matches to reach the championship game.

PWBA Nationwide Rochester Open to be televised

The PWBA Nationwide Rochester Open will be televised Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. on the CBS Sports Network.

RESULTS

WILD TURKEY 1ST (tie) C+3w=x and THE GAMBLERS Women: L. Kuecker 209-520; R. Wortham 504; Men: M. Wortham 258-658; K. Blake 230-622; N. DeLaGarza 219-584; MONDAY MIXED 1ST (tie) TEAM TROUBLE and ON A ROLL Women: D. Kern 517; Men: S.Dickinson 252-655; S. Kocian 236-633; R. Vivero 231-631; R. Martinez 223-613; K. Schupbach 611; D. Flounders 585; T. Miller 576; J. Wittenburg 237-574; M. Shows 227-573; L. Hall 570; L. Caballero 567; R. Lyman 564; P. Alva 563; T. Williams 557; T. Byrne 553; FUNTAPPERS (No Tap) League Champions GREAT BALLS OF FIRE with members Jim Lesikar, Cecilia Wilson, Jay Weber, Gerald Brooks, and Rob Lyman. Women: R. Wortham 257-622; Men: G. Brooks 300-777; B. Turek 266-737; R. Waterbury 254-727; M. Wilson 256-689; H. Tesch 258-665; R. Lyman 255-654.


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