Bowling column for Tuesday, December 10, 2019
By: Bette Addington

–GEUSBC BVL Roll-Off Tournament is This Sunday at AMF Southwest Lanes

The 2019 GEUSBC Marge Langdon BVL Tournament will take place this Sun., December 15th with squads at 9am & 1pm, at AMF Southwest Lanes. The BVL In-League Tournament has been taking place the last two weeks from Sun., December 1st thru Sat., December 14th. Check the Golden Empire USBC website ( or like them on Facebook “Golden Empire USBC” for updated information.

Hopefully you bowled a series you are happy with if you entered the BVL In-League Tournament. If not, feel free to come bowl the BVL Tournament this Sunday. The entry fee is $30. You can enter multiple times (both In-League and the Sunday BVL Tournament). All your scores will be listed in your division each time you enter (In-League or BVL Tournament).

The BVL Tournament (both In-League and Tournament) are different as not only do you bowl in divisions based on your book but men bowl against men, women against women and the youth have their divisions and boys are against boys and girls against girls. If you don’t have a book average then your current average (with 21 games or more) will be used. Divisions are as follows for the adults:
Men: 191 & Over – Classic; 170-190 – A; 151-169 – B; 131-150 – C; 130 & under – D.
Women: 181 & Over – Classic; 166-180 – A; 151-165 – B; 136-150 – C; 121-135 – D; 120 & under – E.
Youth (Boy/Girl): 201 & Over – Classic; 180-200 – A; 155-179 – B; 130-154 – C; 105 – 129 – D; 104 & under – E.
Winners of each division will represent GEUSBC and bowl in the 2020 Helen Duval BVL State Classic Tournament on Sat., March 28th at Rancho Bowl in Santa Maria.

Did you know BVL is bowling’s oldest charity? It is now in its 77th year, founded in 1942.

California has been the top state for BVL contributions the last several years thanks to your donations. Today there are 3.9 million disabled vets who have come back from battle with physical and emotional disabilities and many of these men and women suffer from PTSD and need the recreational services BVL provides to help them better cope with this frightening disorder. The Veteran’s Clinic here in Bakersfield on Westwind benefits from our donations to BVL. For further information about BVL, go to

–Central Valley Masters’ 4th “Christmas for Kids” is a Wrap!

Last Sunday AMF Southwest Lanes was transformed into a Christmas wonderland and bowlers were decked out in their favorite holiday outfits bowling and having a great time. The event even brought out some bowlers who have been away from the sport like Jeff Ellington and Robert Tweedy to come out and bowl and support this fundraiser.

The bowling tournament portion drew 68 entries and it was obvious that it didn’t matter if you were bowling good or not, everyone was having a good time! Christmas music was filling the air, winning raffle numbers were being announced and there was plenty of different ways those there could get in the spirit of the event and help raise money for some local needy families and have a blast doing it. Besides a general raffle, there was a silent auction going on, a super raffle with not one but three long tables of items to try and win and a 50/50.

And raise money they did to the tune of $4,700! Thanks to everyone who took the time to stop by and join in.

Congratulations to the tournament winners—Frank Isbell (Adult division) and Queona Reyes (Youth division). Donnie Apple won the Best Ball Challenge.

“We want to thank all that donated and bowled and came to support this event we put on. It is the most important event to us to put on every year.” Greg Barraza, Jr./CVM Director.

Added CVM President John Curtis, “I want to thank everyone who came out to support our 4th annual Christmas Fundraiser at AMF Southwest Lanes. The generosity of the bowling community is always amazing. Nothing brings people closer than a good cause. The weather did not put a damper on the day one bit. There were so many donations from homemade items to gift cards and baskets. I want to thank everyone who was involved in this event. Thank you to my CVM brothers and families who help out every year. Thank you to all the people that donated the prizes. I want to thank AMF Southwest Lanes for hosting this event. I hope we can return next year. This event is close to my heart and can’t tell you what it means to me on a personal level. There are too many names of people I want to thank personally but don’t want to miss anyone so I will just say I am blessed to have all you in my life. No matter what we are going through, today we are one big family raising money for children during Christmas and that says it all!”

For more information on CVM, go to

–Gabriella Mayfield Re-Signs with Motiv

Shout out to Mt. Mesa Lanes’ Gabriella Mayfield who recently re-signed her contract with Motiv for the fourth year. “I can’t say enough how amazing this company is, not only to me, but to the entire bowling industry. I haven’t been able to bowl due to another elbow injury, but knowing that a company still stands behind you through it all, is pretty incredible. I’m very blessed and lucky to be a part of such a great team for another year!” said Gabby Mayfield.

–AMF Westchester Lanes

The latest on what will become of what was once AMF Westchester Lanes is the lanes are being removed and the area that was the lanes will become a banquet hall. Mossman’s Westchester Bowl Coffee Shop remains open and may use the banquet hall as well when it is finished.

–Yosemite Lanes Scratch 6 Gamer this Sun., December 15th in Modesto

This Sunday will be the December Scratch 6 Gamer at Yosemite Lanes. Check in starts at 11am; bowling starts at 12 noon. Entry fee is $60. There will be added money so 1 in every 3 entries will cash, and they will have step-ladder finals. The pattern for this tournament will be the PBA Dragon pattern (45 feet). Optional brackets, High Game Pot, Last Game Pot and senior insurance will also be available. This is also your last chance to qualify for this year’s Tournament of Champions which will take place on December 29th. For further info, contact Wayne Garber at 209/524-9161.

–Local Bowling Centers

– The BLVD! – 3200 Buck Owens Blvd.,, 661/873-4477
Military Service (Active, Reserve, Retired, Law Enforcement, Fire & First Responders) get 15% off Food, Soft Beverages, Bowling, Laser Tag, Ropes Course & Arcade Play Every Day!
Live Music on the Patio – Every Friday from 6pm-8pm – FREE!
Sign Up for The BLVD!’s E Club, connect with them to get exclusive offers & updates. Join via their free WiFi or fill out a card today! (Like & follow @BLVDBAKERSFIELD.)
Monday-Thursday (Open-Close) $4.25/Game, per person
Friday (Open-5pm) $4.25/Game, per person
Friday (5pm-Close) $42/Hour, per lane*
Weekends (Open-Close) $42/Hour, per lane*
Shoes – $4/person—Socks – $2.50/pair
*Up to (6) people per lane

– AMF Southwest Lanes – 3610 Wible Road – 661/834-2695,
Fall Leagues are underway. Drop by and see where there are openings.
Holiday Parties – Start planning an epic Bowling Bash today! Packages include: Unlimited bowling & shoe rental; Inventive menus & premium bar packages; Superior lane side service; Event planning professionals who will help you with all the details. Please speak with an event guru or visit
Kids Custom Party Packages – Start planning your child’s party today! Packages include: Bumper Bowling and lightweight balls; Birthday cake and unlimited soft drinks; Kid-Friendly menus; Easy online booking; Event planning professionals who will help you with all the details. Please speak to our event team or book online at

Upcoming League – GR8 Times Bowling Club, starts Monday, January 6, 2020, 6:30pm. 8-week league. 3 games per week. 3 people per team. Low weekly fee. Club T-Shirt. End-of-season Pizza Party. DV8 bowling ball for only $6 more per week.

– West Side Lanes – 500 Cascade Place, Bldg. D, Taft, 93268 – 661/763-4246 or 765-6677

– Mt. Mesa Lanes – 4612 McCray Road, Mt. Mesa, CA 93240 – 760/379-3131,
Tournament Club – 1st Sunday of each month
Coffee Club – 3rd Sunday of each month

– High Desert Lanes – 205 Fitzgerald Blvd., Edwards AFB, CA 93523 – 661/275-2695

–Coffee Club Tee’s
Be the first on your pair of lanes to sport a new t-shirt designed by Coffee Club alumni Danielle Looney! Cost is just $20 each (or $25 if you want your name added) and they come in an array of colors. Personal message Danielle Looney on Facebook if you are interested.

–Weekly Super Scores
– Congratulations to Don Snow for adding another perfecto bowling a natural 300 in his Gamblers Anonymous Sunday night league on November 24th at AMF Southwest Lanes. A Hammer ball guy forever, this was his first night bowling with his new Motiv ball, the Jackel Ghost, right out of the box! Thanks to Gabby Mayfield for her assistance.
– Great bowling by Team 10/Team CVM (Chris Gregory, Chuck Grove, Zack Long, John Curtis & Zack Newman) at the 39th Big Swiss Tournament held on Sun., December 1, at Earl Anthony’s Dublin Bowl! They placed 4th in the event in a field of highly competitive bowlers from the region!! Event was won by Team 12 (PJ Haggerty, Jake Peters, Michael Tang, Curtis Woods & Warren Crawford).
– Congratulations to Mt. Mesa’s Ray Conner on his FIRST 300 game bowled on Mon., December 2, in the Men’s league at Mt. Mesa Lanes in Lake Isabella. He was bowling with his Trident Abyss.

–Our Sincere Condolences
Our sympathy and condolences to the family of Barbara Garman, 78, who passed away December 5th from cancer. She bowled in the Oldies But Goodies league at AMF Southwest Lanes. Her services are scheduled for Thurs., December 19th at 1pm at Greenlawn on River Blvd. In lieu of flowers, you can make a donation to the American Cancer Society or CBCC here in town in her honor.


Wed., Dec. 11: Golden Empire USBC Special Board Meeting, 6pm, AMF Southwest Lanes

Sat., Dec. 14: 585 Anchor Girl Trio Tourn., 11am, Bowlium Lanes, Montclair, 909/626-3528

Sat., Dec. 14: Foothill Lanes (50 & Over/50 & Under) Scratch 6 Gamer, 12 noon, Foothill Lanes, Fontana, 909/922-9900

Sat., Dec. 14: Silver Foxes Tourn., 10:30am check-in; bowl at 12, Bowlero Visalia Lanes, 559/381-0356

Sat. & Sun., Dec. 14-15: CBT Cup III Singles, Surf Bowl, Oceanside, 8:45am on 14th; 6pm on 15th, 661/418-8007,

Sun., Dec. 15: Golden Empire USBC BVL Tournament, squads at 9am & 1pm, AMF Southwest Lanes

Sun., Dec. 15: Deadline for Associations to file IRS Form 990,

Sun., Dec. 15: Scratch 6 Gamer, 12 noon, Yosemite Lanes, Modesto, 209/524-9161

Sun., Dec. 15: HammerPins Open 8 Gamer, 10am, Travis Bowl, Travis AFB,

Sun., Dec. 15: JAT Holiday Event, 9am, Cal Bowl, Lakewood,

Wed., Dec. 18: Golden Empire USBC Board Meeting, 6:15pm, AMF Southwest Lanes

Sat., Dec. 21: Average Joe Tournament Handicap & Scratch Doubles w/Crossover 4-Gamer, 5:30pm, South Point, Las Vegas, 661/240-7879,

Sat., Dec. 21: CCL Tournament Series #2, 10am, Country Club Lanes, Sacramento, 916/677-6047

Sat., Dec. 21: HammerPins Mxd. No-Tap Scotch Doubles, 1pm, Travis Bowl, Travis AFB,

Sat., Dec. 21: MSC Scratch 8 Gamer, 12 noon, Mira Mesa Lanes, San Diego, 858/578-0500,

Sat., Dec. 21: No-Tap 5 Gamer Handicap & Scratch Singles, 7pm, AMF Rocklin Lanes, Sacramento, 916/521-3524

Sun., Dec. 22: Coffee Club at Mt. Mesa Lanes, Lake Isabella, 10am, 760/379-3131

Sun., Dec. 22: San Joaquin Bowling Club Tourn., Clovis Bowlero, 559/385-8837
Bowling High Scores for Tues., Dec. 10, 2019

Bowling High Scores from AMF Southwest Lanes


280 – Tyson Holder; 278 – Mike Hardwick, Anthony Larsen; 274 – Bryan Williams; 269 – Jessie DeLaHerran, Diz Francisco; 268 – Justin Dean, Alex Garcia; 267 – Norris Richards; 266 – Joe Rodriguez, Charles Breeding; 265 – Sonny Pollard; 262 – Eric Grider; 259 – Donnie Apple, Carlie Medina III; 258 – Andrew Svoren, Hector Santiago, Greg Hernandez; 257 – Frank Walker, Paul St. Laurent; 255 – Kent Gray; 254 – Chris Garcia; 253 – Mike Maloy; 248 – Andy Sanchez; 247 – Mike Hutton, Kevin Harris, Phil Cook, Buddy Binkley, Rick Bowman; 246 – Aris Anadilla, Tim Henson, Zack Newman; 245 – Gilbert Alaniz, John Thierolf, Dave Taylor; 244 – Paul Taniguchi, Charles Gabriel, Robert Fox, Martin Garcia, Frank Isbell; 243 – Jim Smith, Richard Thomas; 242 – John Lloyd, John Curtis, Richard Maertz; 241 – Albert Castellon; 240 – Steve Watanabe; 237 – James Morrow, Russ Tweedy, Ron Erickson; 236 – John Gonsolus, Jeff Bertolucci, Arnold Espinoza; 235 – Mike Morgan, Glenn Yeoman, Kevin Eubanks, Zack Long; 234 – Mike Yorba; 233 – Christopher Pacheco, Bill Bumacod; 231 – Hughie Wilkinson

Youth Boys:
233 – Taylor DelTiempo; 188 – Ben Regpala; 180 – Tristan Perham; 172 – Deaken Kimbrell; 171 – Nolan Byers


772 – Doc Victor; 740 – Rick Bowman; 739 – Alex Garcia; 727 – Diz Francisco, Carlie Medina III; 721 – Paul St. Laurent; 719 – Jesse DeLaHerran; 718 – Charles Breeding; 714 – Sonny Pollard; 708 – Norris Richards; 701 – Donnie Apple

Youth Boys:
601 – Taylor DelTiempo; 482 – Ben Regpala


258 – Stephanie Sanders; 249 – Lisa Isbell; 247 – Dunisha Wright; 245 – Becky Hardwick; 243 – Lorri Howell; 237 – Kim Isbell; 226 – Toni Draeger; 225 – Steph Winn; 224 – Candy Sutton, Mary Gunsolus; 219 – Sherri Carter; 216 – Danielle Looney; 215 – Keri Bost, Lorene Elijah; 214 – Lucida Mote; 213 – Jaci Reynaga, Sue Wiggins; 212 – Mary Jane Brust; 211 – Barb Francisco, MaryKay Stolting, Irene Villalobos, Lora Garrett; 202 – Jana Eastin, Sophia Cole, Joyce Bell, Rita Smith, Bette Addington; 201 – Lenore Espinoza

Youth Girls:
190 – Queona Reyes; 169 – Gabriella Hogan


654 – Lisa Isbell; 633 – Dunisha Wright; 611 – Kim Isbell; 610 – Stephanie Sanders; 603 – Lorri Howell

Youth Girls:
493 – Queona Reyes; 435 – Gabriella Hogan

Bowling Scores from The BLVD!


289 – Carlie Medina III; 279 – Paul St. Laurent; 270 – Greg Barraza, Jr.; 268 – Mike Hefley, Eric Wisdom, Kevin Hale; 267 – Jackson Hering; 254 – Robert Fox; 247 – Andrew Svoren, Aris Anadilla, Charles Gabriel; 246 – James Cowan; 245 – Frank Isbell; 244 – Jesse DeLaHerran; 243 – Zack Long; 240 – Dan Long; 238 – Francisco Pina; 237 – Ian Byers; 236 – Rich Jones, Glenn Yeoman, Chris Gregory,
Donnie Apple; 235 – Mike Morgan, Andy Sanchez; 234 – John Curtis; 230 – Gary Montoya


725 – Paul St. Laurent; 720 – Jackson Hering; 714 – Kevin Hale; 713 – Carlie Medina III; 703 – Mike Hefley; 700 – Ian Byers


246 – Brittany Rivera; 225 – Stephanie Sanders; 224 – Lorri Howell; 215 – Joanne Grove; 206 – Sue Wiggins; 204 – Diana Nam


672 – Brittany Rivera; 593 – Lorri Howell

Bowling Scores from Mt. Mesa Lanes


300 – Ray Conner; 258 – Will Harman; 257 – Josh Alexander; 256 – Dave Good, Jordan Clements; 229 – John Weghorst

Youth Boys High Games:
199 – Brady Mead; 183 – Troyace Powers; 171 – Braeden Ege


727 – Dave Good; 726 – Ray Conner; 716 – Jordan Clements; 700 – Bill Murry; 668 – Josh Alexander

Youth Boys High Series:
532 – Brady Mead; 498 – Troyace Powers; 462 – Josh Wesala


224 – Chris Mayfield; 211 – Jill Putman; 204 – Zelma Richardson; 190 – Cindy Anderson

Youth Girls High Games:
180 – McKenna Powers; 134 – Taylor Salmon; 97 – Emery Ege


582 – Jill Putman; 580 – Zelma Richardson; 519 – Chris Mayfield; 506 – Betty Reed

Youth Girls High Series:
477 – McKenna Powers; 378 – Taylor Salmon; 260 – Emery Ege

Bowling High Scores from High Desert Lanes/Edwards Air Force Base


246 – Calvin Trowbridge; 243 – Joseph Smith; 239 – Damon Marshburn; 237 – Darryl Gaines; 225 – Ryan Delaney; 216 – Steve Svejda; 214 – Jeff Dodson


Tournament Results:

–Coffee Club– SPECIAL NOTICE—NO Coffee Club Dec. 15 due to GEUSBC BVL Tournament at AMF Southwest Lanes. Coffee Club returns to Mt. Mesa on Sun., Dec. 22, at 10am.
Sun., Dec. 1, 12 noon
AMF Southwest Lanes

Handicap Doubles: 1. Andrew Svoren & Doc Victor (1874); 2. Scott Collins & Norris Richards (1843).

Handicap Singles: 1. Scott Collins (995); 2. Andrew Svoren (965); 3. Doc Victor (909).

3-6-9 pot came down to “Robo” Robert Fox, but missed. Carryover now at $810.

Strike Pot was drawn by Lorene “Pooky” Elijah, but missed, good for $10. Carryover at $70.

Shout out to the crew for helping make this happen every Sunday–Road dog, Norris Richards and Momma Foxy!

Don’t forget to contact Danielle Looney for your very own Coffee Club t-shirt!!

–50th Cal State Senior Open Championships 2019
Oct. 19-20 thru Nov. 16-17
Modesto USBC
(Unofficial results thru Nov. 17) – Golden Empire USBC Bowlers

Team A, Handicapped:
11th place – “D & H” (Dunn & Helton) – 2,782

Singles A, Handicapped:
25th place – Jack Dunn – 727

Singles B, Handicapped:
6th (tie) – Charles Breeding – 753
– Aris Anadilla – 753
30th place – Phil Cook – 722

Singles C, Handicapped:
6th place Kenneth Torbron – 776

All Events A, Handicapped:
19th place – Sonny Pollard – 2,103
30th place – Jack Dunn – 2,067

All Events B, Handicapped:
10th place – Charles Breeding – 2,179

Coffee Club is on Sunday mornings at 12 noon at AMF Southwest Lanes (or sometimes at Mt. Mesa Lanes in Lake Isabella with starting time at 10am). 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! And, once a month, a No-Tap Tournament will be scheduled!!

**Strike Pot is a new game we started. It’s about purchasing raffle tickets for $5 each. During the second game we draw one ticket and that person must bowl a strike for the cash in the pot. If a strike isn’t bowled, then that person gets $10 and the amount is rolled over. If a person misses a week or more and chooses to participate for the total, they must pay $5 per week missed; if not, they only get amount raised that day if their ticket is drawn and they bowl a strike.

GET THEM WHILE THEY LAST!! Danielle Looney has created Coffee Club Tee’s!! She is selling them for $20 each and they are available in a variety of colors. You can also have your name put on them (it can be placed on the front below the logo or on the back across the shoulders) for a total cost of $25. If you would like to sport one of these, send Danielle Looney a message on Facebook and you are set!


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