TERRE HAUTE —
Nine teams competed in the 20th Terre Haute Bowling Center Shootout last weekend (Oct. 30-31) with Team Drake emerging as the champion by a slim nine-pin margin.
Team members Chris Drake, Rick Fugate, Sean Pepper and Trevor Monroney had a score of 8,663. Second place went to Team Nichols (Ryan Nichols, David Paulin, David Monroney, Mike Gambill) at 8,554.
This was an A-B-C-D format tournament. Bowlers were placed in four divisions based on average, with teams picked at random — one from each division.
Overall high individual average in the 10-game tournament was turned in by Brian Taylor (234.1). Other high averages were Nichols 227, Paulin 223, Pepper 220, Fugate 220, Drake 219, Guy Johnson 215, Josh Snowden 215, Doug Weaver 214, Jason Hiddle 214, Darrell Davis 213, Trey Minett 213 and David Monroney 212.
By division, high average leaders were Taylor (A/234.1), Paulin (B/223.6), Pepper (C/220.9) and Kyle Eades (D/205.6). Top money winner was Pepper at $640.
If you didn’t compete in this tournament, bowlers have another opportunity to “Shootout” — this time at Vigo Bowl.
Vigo’s Team Shootout is Nov. 20-21, with basically the same format. Entry fee is $70. Five games will be rolled on Nov. 21 (1 p.m.) and five more on Nov. 22 (noon).
Teams will be randomly drawn prior to bowling on Nov. 20.
The Josh Combs Memorial Adult/Youth No-Tap Tournament returns for a second year at 1 p.m. on Dec. 12 at the Terre Haute Bowling Center. Check-in time is noon.
These are two-person teams, rolling three games (handicap) in four average divisions. If you’re not familiar with bowling parlance, “no-tap” means if you knock down nine pins or more on your first shot, that is scored as a strike.
All prizes awarded to junior bowlers are in the form of scholarships.
For more information, go to www.terrehautebowlingcenter.com or call (812) 238-2911.
Who is hot on the lanes this year?
Top men’s league bowlers at Vigo Bowl are Brandy Leturgez (229/Bell Welding), Jason Hiddle (228/Eagles Mixed), Gary Young (224/Bell Welding), Terry Coker (222/Bell Welding), Ron Leon Pharris (215/Eagles Mixed), Matt Lugar (213/School Staff) and Lonnie Pharris (210/Eagles Mixed).
Top women’s league bowlers at Vigo are Mandy Wilkins (234/Daugherty and Sons), Crystal Sullivan (214/Eagles Mixed) and Karen Prettyman (204/Daugherty and Sons).
Top boys youth bowlers at Vigo are C.J. Brooks (195) and Dewayne Perry (191), while the top girls are Amanda Perry (169) and Audrey Nelson (166).
Top men’s league bowlers at Terre Haute Bowling Center are Scott Johnson (231/Guarantee Roofing and 229/Russ Fisher Truck Parts), Tom Brown (216/Guarantee Roofing), Darrell Davis (216/Russ Fisher Truck Parts), John P. Walton (207/Savannah’s Trophy House), Albert Mayes (207/ANG Mixed) and Gene Bedwell (206/Savannah’s Trophy House).
Top “senior” men’s league bowlers at THBC include Herb Gosnell (199/Monday Prime Timers) and Jay Scamhorn (196/Monday Prime Timers).
Top women’s league bowlers at THBC include Jodi Moan (202/ANG Mixed) and Carol Davis (185/Nancy’s Songbird Karaoke).
Top boys youth bowlers at THBC are Cameron Bolinger (203) and Ian Bartlett (197), while top girls bowler is Erin Hazelrigg (165).
Before anyone gets upset, this is not an all-encompassing report on ALL leagues. Some leagues do not have averages posted in their weekly submission of league results to the Tribune-Star.
Note to Imperial Lanes and any other league not mentioned, please include high average bowlers from your leagues to be reported in a future column.