September 3,1982 /.Montrose voice 17
Galleon One Rolls to Top Spot for Summer Mondays
By Billie Duncan
"Everybody wanted me to mother them all
the way to stardom. And I did," said Rich
Corder the day after the Galleon One
bowling team won the roll offs to clinch
the first place in the MSA Monday Night
Bowling League's summer season.
The people mothered to stardom were
Rich Ryan, Mike Rush, Bobby Hopkins
and Randy Templet. This was their first
time to bowl as a team.
At the end of the season, they were not
even in first place in their division. Happy
Trails was the first place team and Galleon One was second. That did not deter
But they felt that their toughest round in
the roll offs was when they faced the
Happy Trails team. "Once we beat them,"
said Corder, "We knew we would win."
"Rich was the one who suggested we
start a team," said Hopkins, who had not
bowled in a league for five years. Hopkins.
Corder and Rich Ryan are all tennis players also. The difference between the two
sports said Hopkins is that "tennis is a
much more strenuous sport."
But playing tennis aided his bowling
because "it helps to be in shape."
Bobby Hopkins is definitely in shape.
Besides the fact that the team is in good
shape, Hopkins cited a more important
reason that they won the roll offs. "We had
five guys who liked being together. Who
liked bowling together. It takes a team
He also said, "It takes a lot of confidence."
That motion was seconded in example
by Mike Rush who not only was sure that
they would win the summer league roll
offs, but is hoping that they win the Texas
Roll Off Tournament (TROT) this weekend. "I think we're going to win on Saturday."
When asked how long he had been
bowling, Rush replied, "I think the question is how long I've been trying to bowl."
At age 16, "I picked up a ball when I was
with the Job Corps." He refused to say
how many years ago it has been since he
Randy Templet has been bowling for 22
weeks. "H'b the first time I've had a ball in
my hand," said Templet. His average
"was 112, but it jumped to 120."
Templet loves to bowl, but there are
things about playing in the league for
which he does not care. "The thing I hate
the worst about it is the hours. I get up at
5:00 a.m., then I bowl to 12 (midnight) on
"We've also bowled on Sundays all season long." The practice really helped them
to improve their games and go on to win
first place. But Templet said, "I wasn't
trying to win, I was trying to keep up."
About TROT, he stated, "I'm ready for it.
Galleon One bowling team
It won't last long enough, I'm sure."
Then he added with a smile, "If wedon't
win, we'll give 'em a damn good game."
Rich Corder put it a bit more simply.
"We're gonna win."
Corder is the captain ofthe team and the
spark plug. He demands concentration
and dedication from the other members,
but he does not lose sight of the fact that
the reason they got together to bowl was to
Another thing that he insists upon is
honest and fair play. He has no time for
people who manuever their play in order to
get better handicaps. "I hear about
bowling guys who bowl poorly at first, so
they can win later."
"We don't do that. When we bowl, we try
to get every pin."
Corder gave an example of how dedicated the team was. "Rich Ryan one night
had no shoes to fit him—there were no
rental shoes to fit him, so he went and paid
$35 for a pair of shoes so he could bowl."
This was just before the roll offs.
Rich Ryan is dedicated in just about
everything he does. He holds a doctorate
in music (he is a pianist) and he is the top
ranked player in MSA Tennis. He has been
bowling for 12 years and has a 172 average (two pins below Corder's 174).
"Rich (Corder) just asked me one day if I
wanted to bowl," said Ryan. "I had no
thoughts of winning."
Corder chimed in, "The only reason he
got in it was for the glory." Ryan just
As far as the TROT, Ryan said, "I do well
under pressure. If it comes down to that, I
can hold my end up."
TROT aside, the whole team is looking
forward to playing in the winter league.
Rich Corder showing off his bowling style on the pool table
The racquetball league that is now being
formed has applied to the Montrose Sports
Association for acceptance as an affiliated sub-group, according to Jim Reagan,
MSA president. Said Reagan, "There
won't be a problem with that at all.
In the meantime, they have elected an
interim president and secretary. Ray Hubbard was chosen as president and Don
Rodriquez as secretary.
Reagan said that about 25 people
showed up at the Barn last Tuesday
(August 31) for an organizational meeting. "So, it's got a nice start to it."
Reagan asked that anyone interested in
the new league please call 432-7851 in the
The next meeting will be Tuesday, September 7 at 9:00 pm at the Barn, 710
of the Rodeo
Bruce Woolley of Travel Tech contacted
the VOICE because of an article in last
week's issue about the Nation Reno Gay
Rodeo. The article stated that several people who attended the Rodeo feltthatit was
not well organized.
"I thought it was down coverage," said
About Phil Ragsdale's organizing ofthe
Rodeo, Wooley said, "He's done a wonderful job for what he's got to work with."
Woolley added, "I don't think anybody
had a lousy, rotten time."
MSA Monday Night BowHng
LAST WEEK'S GAMES
Monday, August 30
HIGH GAMES HIGH SERIES
Don Helling 225 Harley Badde 608
Harley Badde 223 Gerald Hagan 579
Gerald Hagan 223 Rich Corder 576
ROLL OFF RESULTS
First Place: Galleon One (Rich Corder, cap.. Rich
Ryan, Mike Rush. Bobby Hopkins, Randy Templet)
TOTAL PIN HANDICAP TOURNAMENT RESULTS
1 Cherry Pickers 8705 3 Eurotan International
2 Next-T-Last 8665 8658
4 69ers 8634
WINTER LEAGUE START
(All games at Stadium Bowl. 8200 Braesmain)
Monday. September 20
Regular competition begins 9pm
MSA Eddie Chavez
Mixed Bowling League
PREVIOUS wfeEKS GAMES
Thursday. Sept. 2
Results next week
Thursday. August 26
Bob Akins 246.223.214 Richard Dauchy
Steve McConaughy 215,204
246.200 Terry Wolber 213
Mike Foster 223.201 Phil Howard 211
Butch Irish 222,222 Glen Barley 205
Paul Buenger 203
Jack Gilbert 201
Kevin Hull 200
(Through August 2S)
1. Just Marion & Lynn's 7 Thursday Knights
Tropical Fruit 8. Chases
2. For a Few Daddies 9. Thursday Night
3. The Rockettes 10. 4 to 1
4. Kindred Spirits' 11. Gutter Sluts
Aces High 12. Kindred Spirits'
5. Hang 10 Leather & Lace
6 Salt & Pepper 11
THIS WEEK'S GAMES
(All fjamei al Stadium Bowl. 8200 Braesmimj
Thursday. September 9
Regular competition. 9pm
Texas Roll Off Tournament
Spm Friday, Sept. 3, E/J's, 1213 Richmond
SCHEDULE OF PLAY
(All games at Stadium Bow'. 8200 Braesmain)
Team events: Saturday, 12 noon
Doubles: Saturday. 3pm
Singles: Sunday. 12 noon
BANQUET & AWARDS
Spm Sunday, Sept. 5, Brazos River Bottom, 2400
THIS WEEKS GAMES
Monday. September 6
Kindred Spirits (5245 Buffalo Speedway, 665-9756) it
S:30pm. single elimination. (2 entry, winner take all
Ranch (0620''. Main, 529-9730) at 9 pm. single elimination.
J2 entry, winner take all ($50 guarantee)
Tuesday. September 7
Larrpos! (2417 Times Blvd.. 528-8921) at Spm, single
elimination, 12 entry, winner take all
Wednesday. September 8
Brier Patch (2294 W. Holcombe, 865-0678) at 9pm, single
elimination, S2 entry, $50 prize
Q.B-I (1419 Richmond. 528-8903) at Spm, single
elimination. $2 entry, winner take alt and new pool cue
Thursday. September 9
Barn (710 Pacific, 528-9427) at 9pm. double elimination. $2
entry. $25 first round prize. $15 second round prize
Just Marion and Lynn's (817 Fairview, 528-9110) at 8pm, $2
entry tee, winner take all.
E/J's (1213 Richmond. 527-9071) at 10pm, double
elimination. $2 entry, winner take all
LAST WEEK'S MATCHES
Sunday. August 29
Rich Ryan over Jim Kitch 6-2, 6-0
Fred Lopez over Jim Kitch 6-2. 6-2
Jim Kitch over Ron Landrum 6-0, 6-2
Lestre Vela over Geno Escamilla 6-2, 4-6. 6-0
Bobby Hopkins over Michael Houston (default)
Bobby Hopkins over Jon Colbert 6-1, 6-2
Ryaa'Ryan over Kitch/Colbert 6-1, 6-0
Robet Arriaga over Rich Corder 5-7. 6-2, 6-2
David Garza over Thomas Cortez 6-0, 6-3
TOP TEN B LADDER
1 Rich Ryan 1 Geno Escamilla
2. fired Lopez 2. Donny Kelly
3. Jim Kitch 3 Mike Green
4 Ron Landrum 4. Robert Arriaga
5 John Ryan 5 Rich Corder
6. David Robicheaux 6. David Garza
7. fester Vela 7. Danny Casillas
8 Bobby Hopkins 8 Peter Lee
9. Jon Colbert 9. Eddie Chavez
10 Michael Houston 0. Thomas Cortez"
THIS WEEK'S MATCHES
(Courts located MacGregor Park Tennis Center Taks Gulf
Freeway south, exit Calhoun Just past UH campus on left.)
Sunday, September 5
Regular competition, 10:30am