Bowling column for Tuesday, June 12, 2018
By: Bette Addington

–Central Valley Masters Trios Tournament This Saturday in Santa Maria

Their next tournament is coming up in June on Sat., June 16th is the Central Valley Masters Trios Tournament which takes place at Rancho Bowl in Santa Maria. Squad times are 10am & 2pm. Team entry fee is $180. Bowlers bowl four games across 8 lanes. This is a handicapped tournament (80% of 220), beat the board with $1,800 guaranteed for 1st place! Payout is 1 in 6 teams. Brackets and Side Pots are available. For further information, go to

Get a team together and go support this tournament club who strives to put on tournaments that would interest a variety of bowlers as well as hold them in locations throughout central CA. Recently asked CVM President John Curtis a few questions about CVM. Did you know CVM has now been in existence for 4 years? Their first tournament took place in March of 2014 at Regency Lanes. They recently held a Scratch Open tournament at AMF Southwest Lanes. This was the second Scratch Open they hosted and both tournaments had a guaranteed $5,000 for first place (first one was held on Sept. 23, 2016). CVM asks their participants for feedback and strive to improve with each tournament they put on. John added, “We are very technology driven. We do live updates to our website so bowlers can check on where they are at on the monitors we put out or on their phones.”

CVM is comprised of a group of directors (8-10 members) and still has some of the original directors when they started. They have added some and some didn’t have the time. They all try to bowl the tournaments but sometimes they can’t because they are too busy running the event. They also have some friends that help them out if they are available.

For the horizon, John said, “We are moving into live streaming the events with some commentary. We are also going to be starting a podcast about bowling to let people know what’s going on in local bowling. We will also continue doing fundraising for children in need.” The last two years their Christmas for local needy kids have been a huge success bringing local bowlers together for a great cause. Now they are thinking of adding a fundraiser for back-to-school supplies for kids, so stay tuned for that.

In closing, John would like to “thank all the bowlers and people that support us. Most of all I would like to thank the CVM member who work hard because they love the sport of bowling. I couldn’t imagine doing this without them. When you work with your closest friends, it doesn’t seem like work.”

–2018 CUSBC State Convention Recap
June 9-10, 2018
Piccadilly Inn, Fresno, CA

The 12th annual CUSBC State Convention took place up north in Fresno the weekend of June 9-10. Delegates from associations all across the state attended. Golden Empire USBC was represented by Pres. Ray Neubig and Directors Bette Addington, David Waybright and Amber Waybright. David Waybright serves on the CUSBC State Board as their 2nd VP.

Sat., June 9:

Saturday afternoon was the USBC Jamboree that started with a presentation by David Prange/USBC Western Regional Manager. David gave us a recap of what was covered at the recent USBC National Convention that was held in late April in Reno.

First we saw a video of this year’s motivational speaker, Sam Glenn entitled “Igniting Progress” which was centered around our attitude. He demonstrated by painting a canvas himself which surprised everyone when it turned out to be an eagle. His main points were to combat stress with a good sense of humor. Is there any benefit to being uptight? A real leader understands they are a student every day. He then reflected on his Mom and her fight with cancer and who is now a cancer survivor because attitude is everything! He also used an example of sharing your popcorn is sharing your heart.

David then recapped the Legislative Update:
Tournament Rule 303 – requires all tourn. mgrs. be members of USBC.
Tournament Rule 319a – Assoc. Mgrs. not required to use printed Average Books anymore.
Tournament Rule 325 – Allows a tourn. to have a rule to allow teams bowling alone to set their own pace.
Bylaws B3 – Allows State Assoc. to have (2) “At-Large” Directors.
The above are all effective Aug. 1, 2018.

Next up was explaining the new requirements for Lane Certification Committees that took effect Apr. 1, 2018 on measurements and the new requirement of having three signatures on the reports (person doing inspection, proprietor and Assoc. Mgr.). This service is being done for the proprietors. Did you know, 85% of the lanes in the country are synthetic (measuring 5 panels)? Three panels are for wood lanes. All lanes will be certified because of now measuring all 5 panels. Next year they may not if the lanes don’t make the corrections or fix problems. Inspection equipment can be ordered at USBC bowling but it’s not cheap ($695). Also, Lane Dressing Inspection Reports are required annually.

He mentioned ARC (Assoc. Resource Center) that is on and is updated and invited all to go in and check it out and download it.

Then he went into the Bowling Ball Technology Study which is the result of four years of testing. Some of the changes to ball requirements will come in 2019; others in 2020. The reason for these changes is because the volume of oil has tripled over the last decade. Bowling balls have advanced technology but the lanes/playing field are still the same.

One of the biggest changes that affects the most bowlers is that the balance holes must be plugged by July 31, 2020 (this process can start Jan. 1, 2020). We were told these changes need to be done to protect the playing surface because things like scuffing grit on urethane balls is hard on the lanes. Also, we were told not to plug balls now or they are illegal. Another change to be aware of is bowlers can only us a dry towel during competition. We were told that if centers add more and more oil to protect the lane surface and slow down the transition. USBC wants to keep the same scoring pace with lower oil volume.

Merger Update – 125 mergers of associations completed this last season. There is approximately 250 left to complete this year. Nationally, USBC processed 60 of the 250 already this year. Tracy, CA is the only association in CA not merged.

Next up was Tracy Ebarb/International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame. Tracy is the Director of Business Development. He pitched the annual fee of $29 for having a Sustaining Membership into the International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame which had (46) members in 2016; (173) members in 2017 and their goal is to get (400) in 2018. For $29 you get a sticker and a membership card signed by Mike Aulby. They also have a brick program to honor a bowler or organization. Info can be obtained at

Sun., June 10:

The 2018 CUSBC Annual Meeting took place on Sunday morning. There were (55) Adult delegates, (13) Youth delegates, (3) CUSBC officers and (14) CUSBC Board members for a total of (85) eligible for voting.

The State budget was discussed and CUSBC Assoc. Mgr., Larry Peppers, explained why there was an increase in office expense as they have moved into a larger office and will have an increase in utilities as they no longer are in a shared-office facility.

Two youth bowlers were recognized that received the CUSBC $1,000 scholarship and one of them was our very own David Waybright!

The 2017-18 CA BVL donations totaled $107,228.97. This was down from last year’s $108,500.00. GEUSBC received a plaque and certificates for our participation as we were one of the few associations who donated more than $3 per bowler with our BVL donation of $3,815.00 which was $3.28 per bowler. We increased from the previous year’s donation which was $3,575.00. The hat was passed around at the meeting and $1,055 was collected to kick off this year’s BVL drive! The 2019 State BVL Tournament will be held in Stockton. It was also mentioned that there will be some changes to the averages used – Men and Women will now use the same average divisions.

Elections were held and Kathy Bruegeman was elected the new CUSBC President replacing Rosie Parker who termed out. David Waybright was re-elected to another term as CUSBC 2nd VP for Youth. And (5) incumbent CUSBC Directors were re-elected. Congratulations to local youth bowler, McKenna Powers, 14, who was appointed to serve on the CUSBC Youth Committee.

There was only one Bylaw Proposal (B-1) up for approval and it passed. It involved the Board of Directors/Election of Directors to have qualifications be submitted, in writing, at least 30 days prior to the opening of the Annual meeting to allow the Nominating Committee time to evaluate the qualifications of each candidate.

The date and location of the 2019 CUSBC State Convention will be June 8-9, 2019 at the Marriott Hotel (used to be Radisson) in Ontario, CA.

–Regency Lanes – A glimmer of hope?

Heard through the grapevine that Regency has sold to a guy who is considering keeping maybe 20-22 lanes for bowling and using the rest of the facility for an indoor soccer field?

–Taft’s West Side Lanes Adult Summer Doubles Bowling League

West Side Lanes inside West Side Recreation & Park District in Taft will be having an Adult Summer Doubles League that bowls on Mondays starting June 25 through August 13. League fees will be $10 per team plus $5 per week per person (or free with Recreation Center Membership). League meeting will be held on Mon., Jun. 25 at 6pm in the Party Room (league will bowl at 6:30pm). If interested, stop by the West Side Recreation & Park District located at 500 Cascade Place – Bldg. D in Taft or call them at 661/765-6677.

–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

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 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.

–Weekly Super Scores
– Congratulations to Carlie Medina III on his 300 game bowled on Thurs., June 7, for his final game of the night bowling in Robb’s Ball league at AMF Southwest Lanes.
– Congratulations to Nancy Curran for bowling her first 700 series on Thurs., May 31st, in Robb’s Ball league at AMF Southwest Lanes with games of 234-246-256 for a nice 736 series! And her team won all 4 too!


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

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

Now-July 29: 69th Peach Classic, every weekend, McHenry Bowl, Modesto, 209/571-2695

Sun.-Fri., Jun. 10-15: Suncoast PBA Senior US Open, Suncoast Bowling Center, Las Vegas,

Sat., Jun. 16: Central Valley Masters Trios Tourn., squads at 10am & 2pm, Rancho Bowl, Santa Maria,

Sun.-Thurs., Jun. 17-21: International Bowl Expo 2018, Las Vegas Convention Center,

Wed., Jun. 20: Golden Empire USBC Quarterly Open Meeting, 6pm, AMF Southwest Lanes

Fri.-Sun., Jun. 22-24: PBA/PBA50 West/No.West Doubles, High Sierra Lanes, Reno, NV,

Sat., Jun. 23: West Coast Senior Tour Singles, Oak Tree Lanes, Diamond Bar, 760/792-4596

Sat., Jun. 23: Xframe Tournament, 4pm & 6pm, Oak Tree Lanes, Diamond Bar, 909/860-3558

Sat.-Sun., Jun. 23-24: Cal Bowlers Tour Handicap Doubles Tourn., Delta Bowl, Antioch, 925/757-2695

Sun., Jun. 24: ABT, 4th St. Bowl, San Jose,

Sun., Jun. 24: GameTimeBowlers Battle 6 “The Next Level,” 1pm, Arrowhead Lanes, San Bernardino, 844/228-8539

Sun., Jun. 24: HammerPins Mixed Team Tourn., 10am, Pins N Strikes, Elk Grove,

Sun., Jun. 24: NCJET Youth Tourn., 9am check-in; bowl at 10am, West Lane Bowl, Stockton, 916/759-7535

Sun., Jun. 24: Scratch 6-Gamer, 12 noon, Yosemite Lanes, Modesto, 209/524-9161
Bowling High Scores for Tues., June 12, 2018

Bowling High Scores from AMF Southwest Lanes


300 – Carlie Medina III; 290 – Scotty Alvarez; 289 – Richard Perham; 279 – Mike Maloy; 278 – Charles Breeding, Mike Yorba; 269 – Cico Johnson; 267 – Andrew Svoren; 265 – Norris Richards, Tom Griffith, Zack Newman; 264 – Chris Garcia, Nick Garcia, Greg Hernandez; 258 – Zack Long; 256 – Jesse DeLaHerran; 254 –
Rick Bowman; 247 – Rich Jones; 246 – Tim Henson, Mikey Harmon, Mike Hefley, Bill Bumacod; 245 – Jerry Barker; 244 – Paul St. Laurent, Terry Hickey, Greg Owens; 243 – Tom Beckett; 239 – Roger Tilford; 238 – Mike Wafford; 237 – Sid Webb; 236 – James Morrow, Vern Spangler, Glenn Yeoman, Charles Gabriel; 235 – Ron Erickson; 234 – Sean Ambrose, Brian Maurseth, Randy Hale; 232 – Kenny Branch, John Gonsulos, Jay Davis, Eric Grider; 231 – Mike Mayo, George Denny, Craig Dowd; 230 – Charles Allen

Youth Boys:


803 (289-246-268) – Richard Perham; 766 – Mike Maloy; 756 – Cico Johnson; 746 – Charles Breeding; 742 – Carlie Medina III; 731 – Zack Long; 726 – Andrew Svoren; 715 – Chris Garcia; 704 – Norris Richards, Greg Owens

Youth Boys:


266 – Racquel Vergara, Jana Richardson; 256 – Nancy Curran, Tracye Hicks; 247 – Lisa Isbell; 227 – Bee Rivera; 222 – Shayla McPherson; 221 – Michelle Davis; 220 – Macy Bishop; 215 – Joanne Grove; 211 – Dunisha Wright; 206 – Barb Francisco; 205 – Lorri Howell, Missy Lara; 203 – Janet Cook; 202 – Kelley Allen, Lenore Espinoza; 201 – Irene Villalobos

Youth Girls:


738 – (247-256-235) – Tracye Hicks; 736 (256-246-234) – Nancy Curran; 706 – Lisa Isbell; 666 – Racquel Vergara; 641 – Jana Richardson; 609 – Lorri Howell; 603 – Shayla McPherson; 602 – Bee Rivera

Youth Girls:

Bowling Scores from AMF Westchester Lanes


Youth Boys:
106 – Cap; 98 – Kyle


Youth Boys:
294 – Cap; 255 – Kyle


Youth Girls:
81 – Kady Richardson


Youth Girls:
192 – Kady Richardson

Tournament Results:

–Coffee Club*
Sun., June 10, 11am
AMF Westchester Lanes

Handicap Doubles: 1. RJ Richardson & Roy Jones (1773); 2. Angel Purcell & Tim Henson (1699).

Handicap Singles: 1. RJ Richardson (900); 2. Angel Purcell (891); 3. PD Richardson (870).

3-6-9 pot was not hit and is currently around $320. Alex would like to give a shout out to his roll dog, Norris Richards for always helping him out!

Note: NO Coffee Club this coming Sunday due to CVM Trios Tourn. in Santa Maria and it’s Father’s Day.

*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!


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