Lyman secures top score

Nov. 11, 2017 at 8:57 p.m.

Abel Garcia, bowling columnist

Abel Garcia, bowling columnist   Abel Garcia for The Victoria Advocate

ABEL GARCIA Rob Lyman was probably not aware he needed a double in the 10th frame of the third game to secure his first weekly high scoring honors, but that was the end result.

He rolled individual games of 234, 247 and 234 to post a 715 total in Sundowner League play for his first 700 in Victoria. Only one miss in the three games helped his score also.

Lyman worked hard with bowling lessons and new bowling ball to improve his game and he has risen from a 180 average last year to 211 in the Sundowner League.

He had given up bowling for about 25 years before returning to the lanes three years ago with renewed enthusiasm. With the big set, I am sure the enthusiasm and confidence will grow.

Lindy Conner was a second bowler to break the 700 mark with individual games of 268, 214 and 223 contributing toward a 705 total in the Sugar & Spice League.

Shawn Miller also scored well in the Sundowner with a 697 total for third high.

Larry Hall was high bowler in the Monday Mixed League with a great 269 high game contributing towards a 692 series.

Other bowlers breaking the 250-650 mark were Glenn Mason (267-689), T.J. Mooney (684), Dandy Richards (682), Mike Stacy (674), Tom Crowe (251-664), Steve Dickinson (249-656) and Jeff Cass (656).

Lyssa Conchola has been improving her average for three years. She broke the 600 mark during Sundowner League competition to lead the women's scoring.

Individual games of 205, 219 and a final game of 180 helped toward a 604 series.

Other nice scores for the ladies were Terri Mason 584, Lisa Williams 579, Lori Hammack 235-577 and Saundra Calliham with an 265 individual game.

A local team finished second in the Texas Riviera Holiday Tournament at Century Lanes last Saturday.

The Global Takeover team from San Antonio won first place with a score of 4,345 in the four-game mixed tournament. Team members were Adam Martinez, Irma Day, Abby Bertholf, Jason Gonzalez and Matt Cabanski. The Victoria team, Let's Bowl, won second place money with a score of 4,325. Team members were Christina Henderson, Pat Robles, Jeff Cass, Christina Barber and Tony Bennett.

A team from San Antonio, The Money, won third place money.

Nov. 25 Century Lanes will host Houston's Handicap Doubles Tournament.

The tournament is three games with two squads scheduled for 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Bowlers can also pay an extra entry fee for an open singles event using the same scores bowled during the doubles event. The tournament will also have crossover doubles and high game pots.

For entry forms, contact Troy Houston at 713-449-9926 or


OVER THE HILL 1ST THE SENIORS Women: B. Mathiews 452; Men: A. Hempel 557; D. Marques 212-525; J. Cavazos 523; W. Conaway 203; MONDAY MIXED 1ST JUST ROLLING Women: D. Kern 512; B. Cowan 501; Men: L. Hall 269-692; S. Dickinson 249-656; S. Kocian 646; K. Schupbach 630; D. Flounders 238-620; R. Vivero 244-614; J. Cooper 608; J. Martinez 598; J. Talbott 591; C. Youngblood 576; B. Marques 576; V. Merkel 576; T. Williams 571; A. Costilla 562; T. Bennett 559; J. Holbert 558; B. Turek 556; D. Marques 552; B. Redding 552; SUGAR & SPICE 1ST WANNA BEES Women: T. Wotham 529; S. Guinn 523; Men: L. Conner 268-705; M. Stacy 248-674; T. Crowe 251-664; J. Cass 242-656; J. Tweedle 235-638; S. Zeplin 233-595; M. Wortham 581; S. Miller 564; B. Korczynski 554; K. Blake 554; CAPTAIN'S 1ST TROUBLE & COMPANY Women: N. Wallace 495; SUNDOWNERS 1ST WHO! Women: L. Conchola 219-604; T. Mason 584; L. Williams 206-579; L. Hammack 235-577; C. Speer 556; O. Jackson 546; S. Calliham 265-541.



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