Gayle Pearce and Bill Laurenson did the best job of picking one another up and claimed the 50-59 age bracket gold medal in Scotch Doubles Bowling competition of the NW La. District Senior Olympics at Holiday Lanes Wednesday (May 22).
They had a 244 game along the way to a 561 series, better than Skip and Rosemary Crawford who came home with a 543 series. Under Scotch Doubles rules, a team member rolls a first ball in a frame and his or her teammate has to pick up any pins left standing. In case of a strike, the order the team is using continues into the next frame.
Bill Porter and Red Fletcher managed a 539 series for gold in the 60-64 age grouping.
50-59–Gayle Pearce-Bill Laurenson 561 Gold. Skip and Rosemary Crawford 543 Silver. 60-64–Bill Porter-Red Fletcher 539 Gold. Linda Devan-Ronnie Miller 502 Silver. Larry and Paula Hadwin 496 Bronze. 65-69–Al Alford-Jo Ann Smith 525 Gold. Elaine Ingersoll-Jim Draper 511 Silver. Susan Berry-Shelby Kautz 470 Bronze. 70-74–Richard Rice-Lajuana Ramey 456 Gold. Minnette McElhannon-Kay Staples 430. 75-90–Dick Hainey-Betty Hustead 490 Gold. Mary and Gary Price 468 Silver.