Don McGhee, Jeff Wilcox and Larry Hadwin (left to right) each scored a 300 in Nine-Pin No Tap which wrapped up a successful bowling program for the 20th NW La. District Senior Olympics. Click photo to enlarge.
Larry Hadwin, Jeff Wilcox and Don McGhee each rolled a 300 game as Nine-Pin No Tap completed a doubleheader of new bowling activities Thursday at Holiday Lanes in Bossier City.
In Nine-Pin No Tap, any first-ball knocking off nine pins counts as a strike. McGhee tied his 300 in with earlier games of 256 and 262 to post the highest series for the day (818). That won him the gold medal in the men 60-64 age bracket. Wilcox opened with a 205 and added a 252 before hitti ng 300 and his 797 won the bronze medal in the 60-64 bracket. In the 65-69 age bracket Hadwin roared out of the blocks with his 300, but slipped to 190 before coming home with a 245 and his 735 was good for second behind Harry Strain’s gold showing of 753.
Carolyn Freeman rolled a 713 in the 50-59 age bracket to top the ladies. She had the top individual game (263) also.
Earlier in the week, Strain and Richard Rice stood out as Scotch Doubles Bowling joined the senior sports carnival, also at Holiday Lanes. Strain-Rice captured the gold in the 65-74 age bracket with a 570 score as mixed teams and teams of the same gender competed in the same competition.
In Scotch Doubles, the top mixed team score came from Paula and Larry Hadwin (534) in the 60-64 age grouping. Margie and Dennis Bamburg’s 475 was second best in the 65-74 age group and second best among mixed teams.
NINE-PIN NO TAP RESULTS
FEMALE–50-59: Gayle Pearce 580 Gold, Priscella Wright 423 Silver. 60-64: Carolyn Freeman 713 Gold, Paula Hadwin 588 Silver, Diana Carrier 533 Bronze. 60-65: Diane Smith 585 Gold, Susan Berry 577 Silver, Margie Bamburg 518 Bronze. 70-74: Jo Ann Smith 664 Gold, Kay Staples 640 Silver, Brenda Beck 562 Bronze. 75-79: Betty Jo Duncan 545 Gold, Mary Price 529 Silver, Red Fletcher 514 Bronze. 80-Plus: Sue Crow 626 Gold, Jimmie Moreland 527 Silver, Betty Hustead 480 Bronze.
MALE–50-59: Pat Jarecki 759 Gold, Mark Edmonson 742 Silver. 60-64: Don McGhee 818 Gold, Jeff Wilcox 797 Silver, Curt Drayden 753 Bronze. 65-69: Harry Strain 753 Gold, Larry Hadwin 735 Silver, Ray Smith 726 Bronze. 70-79: Gary Price 698 Gold, John Sands 654 Silver, Jim Draper 614 Bronze. 80-85: Dick Hainey 649 Gold, ernest Good 582 Silver, Bob Bell 539 Bronze.
SCOTCH DOUBLES RESULTS
50-54: Mark Edmonson-Pat Jarecki 499 Gold, Bill Laurenson-Gayle Pearce 493 Silver, Pam Robertson-Joal McKenzie 390 Bronze. 60-64: Paula and Larry Hadwin 534 Gold, Mary Kullenberg-Lajuana Ramey 469 Silver, Ron Hall-John Sands 458 Bronze. 65-74: Harry Strain-Richard Rice 570 Gold, Margie and Dennis Bamburgh 475 Silver, Diane Smith-Nancy Dusange 428 Bronze. 75-85: Jim Draper-Gary Price 523 Gold, Erv Duncan-Ernest Good 472 Silver, George Reed-Bob Bell 435 Bronze.