Margie Floyd and Curtis Drayden (second and third from left) led the way in Mixed Doubles bowling with a 1,068 series at All-Star Lanes. ahead of the Joann Smith (left) and her partner Bill Laurenson (not shown), who had a 1,066 series. Cathie Etheredge and George Patton (at right) had the third best series of the day (1,055).
FLOYD-DRAYDEN TOP TANDEM
Margie Floyd and Curtis Drayden combined for the top series in NW District Mixed Doubles Bowling Wednesday at All Star Lanes in the first of six bowling events in the 2016 Senior Olympics.
With Drayden posting a 647 series, including a high game of 253, the leading pair posted a 1,068 score, two pins better than Joann Smith and Bill Laurenson. Third best series belonged to Cathie Etheredge and George Patton (1,055).
Floyd-Drayden won the Gold Medal in the 65-69 age group, ahead of Sammie Cox and L.D. Nash (1,045) and Rachel and Don Preuett (1,026). Smith and Laurenson claimed the 55-59 age grouping ahead of Gary Price and his daughter Jeanne Smith. Etheredge-Patton ruled the 60-64 bracket ahead of Gaila Clark and Wayne Mayo (965) and Mary Foisy and T.R. Morse (939).
Gayle Pearce and Mike Thomas won gold in the 50-54 age bracket with a 986 series. Rhonda Ward and Bubba Ogden were second with 910.
In team events such as doubles, the age designation is made usjng the age of the younger participant.
Laurenson had the high series for the boys at 648 with Drayden a pin back. Wayne Mayo (558), J.R. Morse (532) and Mike Thomas (520) rounded out the top five. Cathie Etheridge (561), Paula Hadwin (528), Sammie Cox (522), Rachel Preuett (504) Mary Maness (476) and Gayle Pearce (466) led the way for the girls.
Drayden had the high game for the men while Etheredge (223) led the ladies.
Next for bowlers is doubles Friday the 13th at All Star.
Ages 50-54: Gayle Pearce-Mike Thomas (986) Gold. Rhonda Ward-Bubba Ogden (910) Silver. 55-59: Joann Smith-Bill Laurenson (1,066) Gold. Jeanne Smith-Gary Price (840) Silver. 60-64: Cathie Etheredge-George Patton (1,055) Gold. Gaila Clark-Wayne Mayo (965) Silver. Mary Foisy-J.R Morse (939) Bronze. 65-69: Margie Floyd-Curtis Drayden (1,068) Gold. Sammie Cox-L.D. Nash (1.045) Silver. Rachel and Don Preuett (1,026) Bronze. 70-74: Lajuana Shirley-Richard Rice (988) Gold. Mary Magness-Danny McEacharn (919) Silver. Diane and Ray Smith (900) Bronze. 75-90-Plus: Red Fletcher-Jim Draper (1,004) Gold. Betty Hustead-Dick Hainey (863) Silver. Gwen Jordan-Ernest Good (788) Bronze.