Crowe grabs top score

By ABEL GARCIA
Jan. 6, 2018 at 7:57 p.m.

Abel Garcia, bowling columnist

Abel Garcia, bowling columnist   Abel Garcia for The Victoria Advocate

Tom Crowe led the Sugar & Spice League with a solid 684 series based on individual games of 244, 215, and 225. The pinfall gave Crowe the weekly high series honor.

Steve Zeplin scored the second high total with a 666 set in Sundowner League play. Other nice scores for the men were Steve Dickinson 659, Miles Michalec 651, Michael Conchola 276 and Tamarcus Bennett 256.

Sharon Guinn was high for the women with a nice 582 set bowled during Sugar & Spice action. She posted individual games of 211, 210, and 161 for her total.

Lisa Williams, with a 215 high game contributing towards a 562, posted the second high score for the women. Other nice scores for the ladies were Christine Speer 225-560, Rachel Wortham 560, Karisa Miller 552, Trudy Wortham 552 and Ida Caballero 233.

The Over The Hill and Monday Mixed Leagues will resume their league schedule this week.

Century Lanes will host the Bowl-A-Thon 2018 on Feb. 10 with registration beginning at noon and competition starting at 1 p.m. The Bowl-A-Thon benefits the Lions Eye Bank of Texas at Baylor College of Medicine and in particular provides education about the need for donation, vision safety and prevention for the causes of preventable corneal blindness.

Entry forms are available at the lane's front desk for early registration. After Jan. 26, entry fee per bowler will increase from $35 to $40.

GEICO PBA World Championship recap

I really enjoyed watching the GEICO PBA World Championship last Sunday afternoon on ESPN with the great bowling it provided in the step-ladder finals. In the first match making his first network TV appearance, Matt Sanders battled Kyle Troup to a 248 tie. In the best ball roll-off to break the tie, Sanders was unable to match Troup's opening strike and was eliminated. In a low scoring game due to lane transition and Troup missing two spares, Ryan Ciminelli defeated Troup 193-191. The third match brought out the best in Cimenelli and second seed Jason Belmonte when they both finished with a 257 game. In the best ball roll-off Belmonte left the seven pin on a mixer but Ciminelli recorded only seven pins on what he thought was a good delivery. The finals pitted the two hottest bowlers in the world, the right-handed Belmonte against the left-handed Jesper Svensson, both two-handed bowlers. Belmonte was able to pull out the game with a 238-225 win. This gave Belmonte his third major PBA title for the year, and the first bowler to win three Majors in one year. This is Belmonte's ninth major, leaving him one behind Earl Anthony and Pete Weber who have 10 majors.

World Bowling Tour Finals

Sunday at noon, ESPN will broadcast the World Bowling Tours Finals. The top three point-earners in PBA-WBT International events for women and men will compete in a step-ladder finals.

The women making the finals are Shalin Zulkifle (Malaysia), Danielle McEwan (Stony Point, N.Y.), Diana Zavjalova (Latvia). The men finalists are Marshall Kent (Yakima, Wash.), Jesper Svensson (Sweden) and Jason Belmonte (Australia).

Go Bowling PBA Tour Championship

The next Go Bowling PBA Tour Championship match to be televised will be another major, the Tournament of Champions. ESPN will broadcast the match at noon on Feb. 11.

RESULTS

CAPTAIN'S 1ST PIN PALS Women: J. Brown 482; B. Mathiews 471; SUGAR & SPICE 1ST WANNA BEES Women: S. Guinn 211-582; K. Miller 206-552; T. Wortham 551; C. Speer 535; O. Jackson 528; P. Robles 509; Men: T. Crowe 244-684; L. Conner 236-642; M. Stacy 237-631; S. Zeplin 618; M. Osterson 616; M. Wortham 600; S. Miller 230-586; P. Delgado 223-572; B. Marques 561; D. Padgett 230-553; J. Godina 225; SUNDOOWNERS 1ST WHO! Women: L. Williams 215-562; C. Speer 225-560; R. Wortham 560; I. Caballero 233-545; T. Mason 541; C. Wilson 508; Men: S. Zeplin 234-666; S. Dickinson 244-659; M. Michalec 233-651; J. tweedled 233-645; D. Richards 246-642; C. Hammack 247-641; M. Stacy 233-635; P. Delgado 231-631; D. Reissig 235-626; C. Reynolds 235-622; T. Bennett 256-619; S. Snow 615; D. Loya 227-612; TJ Mooney 611; R. Lyman 607; J. Cano 606; S. Miller 224-605; G. Mason 598; B. Hammack 595; T. Williams 588; M. Osterson 585; J. Matson 230-585; J. Flores 246-583; L. Hall 582; M. Conchola 276-581; E. Smith 573; J. Wittenburg 563; G. Brooks 229-561; J. Weber 558; K. Stasny 553; D. Dye 233.


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