Bowled over--winter intramural leagues begin at Rucker Lanes
January 22, 2010
FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Twelve players on three teams thumped 30 sets of 10 pins Jan. 11 during the winter intramural bowling season opening night at Rucker Lanes.
Teams representing the Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Warrant Officer Career College Family Support Group and Rucker Lanes will tangle for 10 weeks in the Monday nine-pin no-tap league.
Knocking down nine pins on the first roll in a frame scores a strike, leading to higher scores, according to Suzy Kelly, Rucker Lanes manager.
"It makes it way fun, especially for those who are rusty," said WOCC FSG team captain Celeste Page.
The WOCC group benefited from the scoring system as three of the four players averaged more than 145 points in the contest's opening night. Only one other person, NCO Academy team captain James Borchardt, pulled the feat.
Borchardt had the highest average of anyone that night, edging WOCC FSG member Jerome Doaty 182-179. Doaty had the best game of anyone, tallying 233 points in game 2.
Despite her team scoring the highest average in the first battle, Page said her team is out to build camaraderie and have fun outside of work.
"We are a new Family Support Group, and this is just another opportunity to have fun outside of unit functions," she said.
Nacholle Shallow, Rucker Lanes team captain, echoed the sentiment.
"We're just out to have fun. It's nice to get to know people by playing with them," she said.
While having a good time is the main objective, Page said grabbing a championship is another goal.
"Victory would be sweet. I think we are capable of it," she said.
Borchardt said his team will be aiming for installation bragging rights.
In addition to the three squads who square off on Mondays, six teams battle in the Tuesday night league.