Tuesday, May 15, 2018

–Central Valley Masters Scratch Open This Weekend at AMF Southwest Lanes

Scratch bowlers from across the state will be coming to town to compete in this great tournament with a guaranteed purse of $5,000 for 1st place guaranteed! If that doesn’t get your attention, don’t know what will!

Qualifying squads on Saturday are at either 10am or 3pm. Cost to enter is $200 with side pots included in this fee. Qualifying will be 7 games. Optional brackets available. One in five will advance to Sunday’s Final. (Match Play starts at 9am on Sunday morning.)

Event is sponsored by DV8 and Robb’s Pro Shop. Whether you are bowling this event or not, this is one you will want to see! For further information, go to www.centralvalleymasters.com.

–Yosemite Lanes Scratch 6-Gamer This Sunday in Modesto

If you don’t make the Finals of the Central Valley Masters, don’t forget about this event! Check-in starts at 11am, bowling starts at 12 noon. Entry fee is $60. We will cash 1 in every 3 bowlers thanks again to sponsorship of Freddy’s Tree Service. The optional Win-A-Spot is an extra $40 and will go to the highest 6-game qualifier of those who participate in the Win-A-Spot. Optional brackets, high game pots, last game pot and senior insurance (for those 50 and older) will also be available.

This Sunday will be on the PBA Don Johnson pattern (40 feet). This will be the same pattern that will be used for the 13th annual PBA/PBA50 Vanessa Brown Homes Western Regional at Yosemite Lanes May 24-27. And, this is the same pattern that will be used at the PBA50 national event at Brentwood May 27-31.

–Central Valley Masters’ Officers Team Up and Win San Joaquin Bowling Club Doubles In Visalia

CVM President John Curtis teamed up with VP Chris Gregory to bowl the San Joaquin Bowling Club Doubles event held on Sun., May 6 at Bowlero Visalia Lanes. They competed in a field of 22 teams and emerged as the event champions winning $500. Other bowlers from Bakersfield that competed were Jeff Ellington & Billy Weeks, placing 8th, Bobby Long & Chuck Grove and Carolina Alvarez & Andrew Svoren.

–Silver Foxes Doubles Tournament at AMF Southwest Lanes

The traveling tournament club, Silver Foxes, came to Bakersfield for their May event to AMF Southwest Lanes this past Sat., May 12, to hold a Doubles tournament. There was a total of (58) teams competing with the majority of competitors from Fresno and the coast. This was the second time Silver Foxes has held one of their events at AMF Southwest Lanes. The club had previously been to Bakersfield many years ago and held the event at Regency.

Silver Foxes board member, Barb Francisco teamed up with her husband, Diz and were the highest local team to place and placed 5th missing the roll-off by a mere 17 pins. Sonny Pollard teamed up with Aris Anadilla and they ended up placing 8th. Kelley Allen teamed up with Rick Bowman and got 10th place. Mike Maloy and Bill Field placed and cashed as well. And, Nancy Curran and Brian Maurseth also competed.

The winners of the event were Mark Conro and Nathan Winters from Porterville. The next Silver Foxes tournament is Sat., June 9th, 12 noon at Yosemite Lanes in Modesto. For further information about this club, call 559/381-0356 or talk to Barb Francisco.

–2018 USBC National Convention Recap – Updated with Further Information
Apr. 23-27, 2018
Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, NV

– Delegates in Attendance:
Association – 841
Athletes – 6
Board of Directors – 18
Hall of Famers – 17
Total = 882
– Ratio (Delegates to Members):
Current Year – 1 Delegate per 500 Members*
Years Past – 1 Delegate per 1,000 Members*
*These numbers indicate Delegates at Convention and USBC Membership are both down.
– Association Mergers:
2017-2018 Mergers: 142
Number of mergers needed to reach 100% for merged association: 250
– League Reclassifications (Regular to Challenge, etc.):
704 Leagues reviewed (1.5% of all leagues)
238 Leagues reclassified (less than 1% of all leagues)
142 Leagues not appealing reclassification
– Lane Inspection Workshops:
18 Workshops
591 Attendees
– Junior Gold
50 Centers
170 Competitions
3,554 Competitors
– Pepsi Tournaments
25,000 Competitors
$600,000 in Scholarships awarded
– SMART Program:
$1.75 million distributed
– BVL (Bowlers to Veterans Link):
$1.1 million raised
– Bowl for the Cure:
2017-2018 – $413,000 raised
Since 2000 – $11 million raised
– Certified Bowling Centers (USA):
– Equipment Specifications Committee:
Bowling balls tested and approved – 347
Other products tested (cleaners, etc.) – 36
Bowling pin permits issued – 33
Centers certified – 4,047 with 85,572 lanes
– Technology Updates:
All balance holes plugged by – August 1, 2020
Static Weight Rule changed to 3 oz. – January 1, 2020
Gripping Holes (5 max. & all used) – August 1, 2020
Ball Cleaners—no ball cleaners during competition, can only use dry towels – August 1, 2019
Oil Absorption Data—manufacturers must submit such data on new ball application forms – August 1, 2018

–Golden Empire USBC Lane Certification Committee Needs Help!

If you have time to help our GEUSBC Lane Certification Committee they are looking for some local bowlers to become a part of this committee and to help them when they go certify lanes. This is the time of year that this process starts. The committee usually goes out in the morning, or when the center first opens, to perform this task. It takes several hours (depending how many lanes the center has). The committee is currently looking for 4-5 people to help them this season. If you are interested or would like more information on what is involved, please contact GEUSBC President Ray Neubig at 661/333-8969 or talk to Diz Francisco.

–New Leagues Starting up at AMF Westchester Lanes – 1819 – 30th Street, 661/324-4966

Tues., May 15: Get Your Gear league, every Tues. for (16) weeks at 6pm. (3) games per week. Cost of league is $22 per person per week. Get your choice of any (2) of the following bowling balls—Brunswick Kingpin, DV8 Hitman, Hammer Gauntlet Fury, or Track Paradox Black Pearl.

Mon., May 21: Kid’s League, every Mon. for 8-weeks at 2pm. (3) games per week (shoes included). Two bowlers per team. Cost of league is $10 per bowler per week. Step up Your Game add a DV8 Poly ball for only $3 more per week. Join this league as it includes a FREE Summer Games Season Pass you can use to bowl every day, all summer long!

Mon., May 21st thru Mon., Sept. 3rd: Sign up NOW for “Summer Games” Season Pass. Bowl (3) games every day, all summer for (1) low price. Sign up NOW at bowlsummergames.com. Children (15 & Under) Standard Pass is $9.95; Passport is $43.95. For Adults (16 & Over) Standard Pass is $15.95; Passport is $48.95. Pays for itself in (3) visits or less! Mon.-Fri., open at 8pm; Sat. & Sun., open at 4pm.

–New League Starting at AMF Southwest Lanes – 3610 Wible – 661/834-2695

Thurs., May 17th: “Robb’s Ball League” starts. This popular league has teams of trios, any combo. It bowls for 15 weeks and at the end of the league each bowler gets a ball or equipment of their choice. League bowls on Thursday nights starting at 7pm. (League meeting on first night at 6:30pm.)

–Weekly Super Scores
– Congratulations to Robert Fox who rolled his second career 300 this past Friday bowling in Sweepers for the Mexican-American Men’s league at AMF Southwest Lanes. Both of his 300 games have been bowled this 2017-18 season.
– Congratulations to Raymond Lussier, of San Jose, who won the 2018 Pete Melton Memorial Scratch Tournament held the weekend of May 5-6 at Bowlero/Rodeo Lanes in Clovis. He credits his Code X ball “from start to finish” on his success at this event.


Now-June 30: USBC Women’s Championships, National Bowling Stadium, Reno, bowl.com.

Now-July 1: CUSBC 2018 Adult Championships, Keystone Lanes, Norwalk, calusbc.com

Wed.-Sun., May 16-20: 3rd Calif. Bowlers Tour Senior 50+ No Tap Doubles Tourn., High Sierra Lanes, Reno. For info, contact Gina at 925/757-2695.

Wed.-Tues., May 16-22: USBC Queens, National Bowling Stadium, Reno, bowl.com

Sat. & Sun., May 19-20: Central Valley Masters Scratch Open, $5,000 guaranteed for 1st, Sat. qualifying squads at 10am & 3pm, $200 entry fee (side pots included), AMF Southwest Lanes, Bakersfield, centralvalleymasters.com.

Sun., May 20: JAT at Forest Lanes/PBA Challenge #4, 9am, Lake Forest, bowljat.org.

Sun., May 20: Scratch 6-Gamer, 12 noon, Yosemite Lanes, Modesto, 209/524-9161.

Tues., May 22: Registration deadline for CUSBC State Convention for Delegates (weekend of Jun. 9-10 in Fresno), calusbc.com.

Wed., May 23: Golden Empire USBC Board Meeting, 6pm, AMF Southwest Lanes.

Thurs.-Sun., May 24-27: PBA/PBA50 Vanessa Brown Homes West, Yosemite Lanes, Modesto, pba.com.

Thurs.-Sun., May 24-6/3: 79th TNBA Annual Convention and 77th Champ. Tourn., Ann Arbor, MI, 513/769-1985.

Sat.-Sun., May 26-27: GameTimeBowlers Battle 5 “Double Challenge” 6-Gamer, 11am, Foothill Lanes, Fontana, 844/228-8539.

Sat.-Sun., May 26-27: Hillman Memorial Youth Scholarship Tourn., Cloverleaf Family Bowl, Fremont.

Sun., May 27: HammerPins Mxd. No-Tap Doubles Tourn., 11am, Travis Bowl, Travis AFB, hammerpins.net.

Sun., May 27: San Joaquin Bowling Club Singles Tourn., KC Bowl, Hanford, 559/385-8837.
Bowling High Scores for Tues., May 15, 2018

Bowling High Scores from AMF Southwest Lanes


300 – Robert Fox; 269 – Dave Sutton; 268 – Damon Blanton, Dale Frye; 264 – Casey Lawrence; 263 – Terry Isbell; 258 – Norris Richards, Kenny Branch; 256 – Tom Griffith; 248 – Jack Dunn; 246 – Brian Hoffmann, Alex Garcia; 245 – Roy Smith; 240 – Bill Bumacod; 236 – Jerome Ennis; 235 – Kevin Forster; 233 – Bill Dewing; 232 – Phil Cook

Youth Boys:
214 – Taylor DelTiempo; 197 – Desmond Smith; 187 – David Waybright; 175 – Adam Waybright; 161 – Tristan Perham


731 – Damon Blanton; 726 – Tom Griffith; 706 – Dave Sutton; 702 – Casey Lawrence

Youth Boys:
583 – Taylor DelTiempo; 495 – Adam Waybright; 452 – Tristan Perham


237 – Missy Lara; 236 – Bette Addington; 228 – Teresa Binkley; 224 – Candy Sutton, Lisa Isbell; 223 – Lenore Espinoza; 221 – Racquel Vergara; 205 – Lorri Howell; 203 – Mary Jane Brust

Youth Girls:
175 – McKenna Powers; 169 – Kira Sanders; 150 – Justine Tweedy; 137 – J’Marki McPherson


653 – Missy Lara; 631 – Lenore Espinoza; 611 – Lisa Isbell

Youth Girls:
448 – McKenna Powers; 406 – Justine Tweedy; 275 – Haley Dovell

Bowling Scores from AMF Westchester Lanes


257 – Tom Adame, Jr.; 235 – Paul Taniguchi; 234 – Benjamin Valdez; 225 – Alan Sorenson; 212 – Tim Brandon*
*first 200 (UPS league)!


726 – Tom Adame, Jr.; 650 – Benjamin Valdez

Tournament Results:

–Coffee Club*
Sun., May 6, 11am
AMF Westchester Lanes

Handicap Doubles: Shayla Phillips-McPherson & Jesse DeLaHerran (1885); Lorene Elijah & LaDonna Helton (1693); Terri Gamble & Roy Jones (1678). Let’s hear it for the girls!

Handicap Singles: 1. Jesse DeLaHerran (952); 2. Shayla Phillips-McPherson (933); 3. Roy Jones (897).

3-6-9 pot still has not been hit and $395 is now the carry over! Alex would like to thank his crew, LaDonna Helton & Norris Richards for their continuous help and also Ron Andrews and staff at AMF Westchester!

*Coffee Club is on Sunday mornings starting at 11am at AMF Westchester Lanes. Cost to enter is $20 for 4 games, blind doubles draw. Optional high pots, singles, and 3-6-9. Handicapped and fun bowling with some great local bowlers!

–2018 Golden Empire USBC City Adult & Youth Championships
Sat. & Sun., Apr. 21-22
AMF Southwest Lanes

FINAL/OFFICIAL RESULTS – Check “Golden Empire USBC” on for further information.

Adult Division:

Open Team Event
1. “Dizzle my Fizzle” (2915) – Mike Maloy, Zack Newman, Lisa Isbell & Diz Francisco
2. “Hammer Heads” (2866)
3. “United One” (2854)
4. “Hefley’s Team” (2835)
5. “G-Rider” (2826)

Open Singles Event
1. Phil Chow (816)
2. Sean Collier (787)
3. Daryl Watkins (778)
4. Charles Gabriel (770)
5. Andrew Svoren (752)
6. Jesse DeLaHerran (747)

Women’s Team Event
1. “Sorry, Not Sorry” (2799) – Lenore Espinoza, Missy Lara, Barb Francisco & Nancy Curran

Women’s Singles Event
1. Barb Francisco (763)-(720)
2. Ratthalpol Kittipahphong/“M” (763)-(686)
3. Patricia Alonso (728)

Youth Division:

Youth Team Event
1. “First Order” (2300) – Taylor DelTiempo, Desmond Smith & Kira Sanders
2. “Team 12” (2271)

Youth Singles Event
1. Tristan Perham (792)
2. McKenna Powers (764)
3. Kira Sanders (748)
4. Gabriel Regpala, Jr. (746)
5. Kassidy Sietsma (737) & David Waybright (737)

–Bakersfield Bowlers placing in the CA Women’s 500 Club 2018 Princess Tournament – March 24, 2018 – AMF Southwest Lanes, Bakersfield

A Division: 2. Irene Villalobos (604); 4. LaDonna Helton (577)
B Division: 1. Shayla Phillips-McPherson (687); 7. Shizuko Olson (613); 8. Teresa Binkley (610); 21. Linda Couser (568)
C Division: 7. Terry Skinner (591); 8. Carol Raymond (587); 10. Joyce Bell (580); 18. Midge Denning (544)
D Division: Loretta Avery (605); 3. Billie Reynolds (566); 4. Shirley Hubble (550)

Princess Roll-Off: 3. Loretta Avery; 4. Shaya Phillips-McPherson


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