End of year includes birthdays, food and fun

Local bowlers presented The Ada News bowling columnist Ann Stewart with a surprise birthday card during the final day of Monday Night Mixers league play at the Lazer Zone Family Fun Center.

It’s all over except the “crying,” as the old adage goes — but that’s not exactly the sentiments expressed as the 2018-19 Monday and Tuesday Night Mixers seasons came to an end.

The only crying I am aware of came on Monday night, as the entire league signed a birthday card for me. I was so overwhelmed with gratitude that it flowed down my cheeks.

While my birthday is not until May 22, with our last get-together being Monday for the Monday Night Mixers and Tuesday for the Tuesday Night Mixers, they wanted to surprise me, and that they did.

The folks in this league spoil me, and I can’t express how proud and happy it makes me to be a part of such a great bunch of bowlers. And I am sure the feelings the bowlers have for each other on Tuesday night are probably the same.

While I was thanking folks on Monday night, I learned there are quite a few of us May bowlers. Since next Monday is our “Food and Fun Night,” I have decided to bring a birthday cake for everyone. Not just the May birthdays, but for every month’s birthdays represented throughout our league.

Both Monday night and Tuesday night bowlers are meeting at 6:15 p.m. each day to receive payouts and to enjoy a bit of finger food and fellowship.

After the payouts and recognitions on Monday night, the 9-Pin No-Tap, Tournament will start for the Monday Night Mixers.

Robbin George, our Monday League president, would like to try a different format for the End of League 9-Pin No Tap this year.

He shared with me his idea and, while I wasn’t quite sure at first, it seems to make it a bit more equitable for everyone. He proposes to make a list of those wishing to bowl in the No-Tap ranking their bowling averages from highest to lowest and pairing those bowlers accordingly.

Not only does this give everyone a greater chance, but it also allows us to bowl with someone other than our teammates. In the education world, we call that networking.

I am sad to report there are no new additions to our Achievement Recognition Wall as this season ends. I do know I saw some folks really working toward that goal, but they didn’t quite make it. Better luck to everyone next season.

I did, however, compare bowling averages from the third week of bowling until this, our final week, and was able to get the top five most-improved bowlers for each league.

For Monday night, the top five most improved are: Joe Thomas with a 23-pin increase, Gary Spikes and Charlie Berryman with 19-pin increases, Bryan Beauchamp with a 17-pin increase, Charlotte Toder with a 14-pin increase and Roland Griffin and Matt Stephens with 13-pin increases.

For Tuesday night, the top five most improved are: Randy Daniels with a 26-pin increase, Clayten Whatley with a 23-pin increase, Miranda Dean with a 22-pin increase, Jupie Booth with a 21-pin increase and Casey Amos with a 18-pin increase.

The standings for Monday night remained the same, with B&S Construction maintaining its lead to take first place for the league. Great job, gentlemen.

Likewise, although Kodiak Custom and Cole’s Upholstery are tied in games, Kodiak retains its place due to total pin count.

So as with Monday night, Tuesday night standings remain the same, with Ben’s TV taking first place for that league. Another great job, gentlemen.

I am already looking forward to next season and will keep up with the summer league so as to keep their standings posted accordingly.

I do plan to come out Tuesday night to meet some of these top teams and to make some contacts for the summer articles.

Monday Mixers: I’m working on my favorite recipes, now and Tuesday Mixers, can’t wait to meet you all.

Have a great summer, everyone.



Monday Night Mixers

(Week 36 of 36)

1 B&S Construction 96

2 Digits and Then Some 93

3 NAPA 90

4 Rob’s ProShop 83

5 Native Strikers 80

6 Misfits 76

7 Bowling Stones 74

8 Crazy Splitz 73

9 Split Personalities 68

10 Spare Me 62

11Three Chicks and a Dude 57

12 Ghost 2

Top Scores

Scratch game team: Rob’s ProShop — 739, Misfits — 730, Native Strikers — 723.

Scratch series team: Misfits — 2162, Native Strikers — 2105, Digits and Then Some — 1998.

Men’s scratch game: Cliffton Conatser — 257, Robbin George — 245, Bryan Beauchamp — 237.

Men’s scratch series: Cliffton Conatser — 699, John Rolen — 637, Robbin George — 608.

Women’s scratch game: Lisa John — 194, Janet Lowery — 183, Tonja George — 162.

Women’s scratch series: Lisa John – 541, Janet Lowery – 493, Lori Clements - 452.

Tuesday Night Mixers

(Week 36 of 36)

1 Ben’s TV 109.5

2 B&S Construction 94.5

3 Rob’s Pro Shop 86

4 Bronson’s Body Shop 83.5

5 Maddox 82

6 Tatum Trucking 71

7 Kodiak Custom 58.5

8 Cole’s Upholstery 58.5

9 A-Team 53.5

10 Ghost 5.5

Top Scores

Scratch game team: Ben’s TV — 762, Rob’s ProShop — 760, Bronson’s Body Shop — 725.

Scratch series team: Ben’s TV — 2168, Bronson’s Body Shop — 2117, Rob’s ProShop — 2095.

Men’s scratch game: Bryan Beauchamp — 256, Randy Goodman — 233, Jim Rice — 225.

Men’s scratch series: Jim Rice — 667, Randy Goodman — 642, Randy Daniels - 607.

Women’s scratch game: Teeoti Jimenez – 185, Skye Buck – 179, Miranda Dean — 179.

Women’s scratch series: Skye Buck — 494, Carey Brantley — 483, Teeoti Jimenez — 481.

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