Crowe, McNary top scorers

June 17, 2017 at 9:51 p.m.

Abel Garcia, bowling columnist

Abel Garcia, bowling columnist   Abel Garcia for The Victoria Advocate

Tom Crowe earned the high weekly series honors with an outstanding third game toward his series.

He started Rolling Thunder League play with games of 225, and 223 before rolling a final individual game of 279 to score a set of 728.

A nine-pin spare in the fourth frame of the last game was the only blemish in the big game. Several nine-pin spares in the first two games prevented a higher series, but he helped himself by converting two splits in the games.

JoAnna McNary elevated her game to post a great 651 series in the same league.

McNary brought her A game and rolled individuals of 225, 223 and 203 for her total.

A split open in the ninth frame and a miss in the 10th frame of the second game prevented a higher series.

Also breaking the 650 mark for the men were Tony Bennett's 663 and Scott Snow's 248-653.

For the women, Karisa Miller bowled a nice 566 set with a high game of 213 and Judy Reyna posted a 558 series.

Doubles tournament

The second Wednesday Night Jackpot Doubles Tournament of the month will be held at the Century Lanes starting at 7 p.m. With the Victoria Latin Bowlers Tournament coming up July 8-9, this is a good opportunity to get your competitive game going.

Bowler remembered

It is with sorrow that I note of another former Victoria woman bowler who passed away last month.

Linda Worsham Morley bowled in the late 1970s after her parents Pete and Marie Worsham bought the Woodlawn Bowling Center.

A celebration of life was held last Saturday for her and husband Bill Morley who passed earlier this year.

My condolence and sympathy to the family.

Johnson reigns supreme

Liz Johnson has been the PWBA Player of the Year for two years and she is making a case for a third straight win with her victory in last week's PWBA Storm Sacramento Open.

Johnson, who hails from New York, defeated Latvia's Diana Zacjalova 224-211. The victory was redemption for Johnson who lost to Zacjalova in this year's Queen Championship. In both tournaments, Johnson was the top seed.


CBS Sports Network will televise the PWBA Fountain Valley Open at 7 p.m. Tuesday and the PWBA Players Championship at 11 a.m. next Sunday.

In the inaugural PBA Main Event Tour finals, the group 1 champion has been decided with Australian Jason Belmonte again proving he is the man to beat.

With 22-year-old Swedish phenom Jesper Svensson waiting as the top seed, Belmonte blasted past fourth seed Anthony Simonsen 262-215 and second seed Sean Rash 255-221. The winner of group 1 was determined by a two-game match with the bowler with the most total pins being the victor.

Svensson won the first game 258-257 when Belmonte left the 10-pin on the last ball. The third game was a thriller and Svensson having a chance to close out Belmonte if he doubled in the 10th. However, a 6-8 split for the left-hander left him with a 221 game. Belmonte left the 7-10 split in the 10th frame but it was enough for a 225 game and a victory.

The group 2 step-ladder finals will be aired at 8:30 p.m. Sunday with E.J. Tackett being the top seed.


PBA great Walter Ray Williams just keeps rolling along at the age of 57 with another PBA50 title by winning the USBC SENIOR MASTERS. He became the first bowler to win the Senior Masters and the USBC Masters twice. Williams holds the PBA record of 47 titles and now he has 11 PBA50 titles to his credit.


ROLLING THUNDER 1ST SST Women: J. McNary 225-651; K. Miller 213-566; J. Reyna 558; Men: T. Crowe 279-728; T. Bennett 236-663; S. Snow 248-653; P. Delgado 233-627; R. Morris 608; H. Hernandez 606; C. Hammack 226-596; A. Whtiehead 593; J. Ramirez 225-586; L. Conner 227-586; M. McDonald 582; T.J. Mooney 229-581; R. Rendon 232-581; E. Smith 571; T. Bennett 565; R. Barnette 564; R. Lyman 224-558; C. Tamayo 555; R. Bassano 554; S. Kocian 239; FUNTAPPERS (NO TAP) 1ST (tie) WE'LL TAKE IT and GREAT BALLS OF FIRE Women: C. Wilson 541; Men: R. Lyman 250-711; M. Alex 276-698; G. Brooks 684; B. Turek 278-678; M. Hernandez 261-656.



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