Bowling Column- Tuesday February 4th, 2020

Bowling column for Tuesday, February 4, 2020
By: Bette Addington

–GEUSBC 2019-20 Awards Banquet In The Books

The Stockdale Moose Lodge was buzzing on Sat., January 25th. The day started out early with the Youth Pancake Breakfast from 7:30am-11am. GEUSBC Youth VP Gabriella Mayfield had her crew flipping flapjacks and serving. The morning went by fast and the next order of business was to prepare the Lodge for the Awards Banquet that evening.

This was GEUSBC President Zack Long’s first Awards Banquet to oversee and he wanted everything to be perfect. When the Awards Banquet attendees started arriving he got the news that the scheduled DJ was not going to be able to be there. Oh, no, besides being the DJ for music for the night, that was also the PA system! GEUSBC Board member Norris Richards to the rescue! Before we knew it, all was handled!

GEUSBC Board members Jana Richardson and Lorri Howell were busy trying to get those that arrived checked in and seated and get their dinner selections handled while Janet and Phil Cook took meat orders. Lorene Elijah was busy snapping pictures of everyone after they got settled at their tables. Danielle Looney was preparing her area for taking pictures of the night’s award winners. And before you knew it, the evening’s festivities were underway.

The BVL Division winners were first up to receive their awards; then the City Championship Tournament winners; then the Youth Scholarship Recipient was announced which was Nolan Byers. And before Nolan could get back to his seat, it was announced that he was also chosen to receive the Inaugural Randy Carter Youth Sportsmanship Award which was presented by Randall Carter.

Next up was the Bowlers of the Year presentations. This year the Bowlers of the Year were divided into two categories—Competitive and Bowler at Large. The Youth Committee followed along with these two categories as well. For the Adults, Zack Newman and Gabriella Mayfield were the Bowlers of the Year – Competitive and Jesse DeLaHerran and Lorri Howell were the Bowlers of the Year – At Large. For the Youth, Taylor Del Tiempo and McKenna Powers were the Bowlers of the Year – Competitive and Ben Regpala and Queona Reyes were the Bowlers of the Year – At Large. Congratulations to all!!

After that the Hall of Fame/Class of 2020 Inductees were presented and recognized and they were: Phil Cook for Superior Performance; Tim Henson for Superior Performance & Meritorious Service; Tammy Sibley for Superior Performance; and Mike Mayo for Meritorious Service.

–AMF Southwest Renovation Begins

The long-awaited renovation is starting the week of February 3rd.

Business and leagues will be minimally impacted during business hours. Most of the construction will be done during the overnight hours.

Areas impacted during this process will be the meeting room and lockers which will be eliminated to make room for Robb’s brand new Pro Shop. (For those of you that have lockers at AMF Southwest, you will need your items removed and turn in your keys by Thurs., February 6th.)

Your understanding is appreciated and AMF Southwest Lanes hopes you will look forward to the upgrades this remodel will bring.

–Save the Date—2020 Annie Schierlitz Youth/Adult Doubles Tournament, Sat., March 7th

All local adult and youth USBC certified bowlers get ready for the 2020 Annie Schierlitz Youth/Adult Doubles Tournament that is scheduled for Sat., March 7th, at AMF Southwest Lanes. Entry forms should be out soon. This is an annual fundraiser for our local youth bowling program.

Tentatively, there will be two squads and if you don’t have a partner, we will match you up with one so you can participate. It is No-Tap so that even adds to the fun! Entry fee is $40 per team. Mark your calendar now so you won’t miss it!

–2020 RecruitUS Collegiate Bowling Showcase

Thanks to Robb White for bringing this to our attention!

If you have youth bowlers bound for college, check out the RecruitUS Collegiate Bowling Showcase at www.lineuptournaments.regfox.com to find out all the details.

The event takes place the weekend of May 9-10 in Sterling Heights, Michigan. (The Boys are on May 9th and the Girls on May 10th.) It is a college recruiting event and exhibition tournament. Event is open for youth in grades 7th through 12th.

Event will take place at Sterling Lanes (33200 Schoenherr Rd., Sterling Heights, MI, 48312). Purpose of this Tournament and Event is to bring high school bowlers who are looking to compete on a college level, together with coaches from top College bowling programs. At this event, bowlers and coaches will have an opportunity to meet and exchange information. Bowlers then have a chance to demonstrate their skills on the lanes.

Registration fee is $75. Your opportunity awaits!

–Local Bowling Centers

– The BLVD! – 3200 Buck Owens Blvd., BLVDBakersfield.com, 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, amf.com
Hours of Operation
Mondays – 4pm-10pm
Tuesdays – 4pm – 11pm
Wednesdays – 12 noon-11pm
Thursdays – 4pm – 10pm
Fridays – 10am – 1am
Saturdays – 11am – 1am
Sundays – 12 noon – 1am

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 (661/834-2695, option #2) or visit amf.com/parties.
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 amf.com/parties.
Become a MVB (Most Valuable Bowler) and get up to $20 in FREE bowling. Learn more at amf.com/mvb

Upcoming Leagues – Lousy Bowlers Club, starts Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 6:30pm. 8-week league. 3 games per week. Four (4)-person teams, any combo. $9 per person per week. Free league t-shirt, end-of-season Pizza Party, and add a bowling ball (for a small fee). It’s not about the score—it’s about the FUN!

ROBB’S PRO SHOP (inside AMF Southwest Lanes) – 661/833-2695:
Hours of Operation
Mondays – 4pm-8pm
Tuesdays – 4pm – 8pm
Wednesdays – 12 noon – 8pm
Thursdays – 4pm – 8pm
Fridays – 12 noon – 8pm
Saturdays – 12 noon – 4pm
Sundays – Closed

– 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, www.Kernvalley.com/mtmesalanes
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

–National Bowling Stadium Anniversary

Hard to believe, but this year marks the National Bowling Stadium’s 25th Anniversary!

–February is Bowl for the Cure Month

Besides BVL (Bowlers to Veterans Link), Bowl for a Cure/Susan G. Komen is the other main fundraiser for bowlers across the United States. Think Pink ladies as we all know someone who has had, is surviving or has had cancer. For more information, go to www.bowl.com/BFTC/Give.

–24th Brunswick Modesto Masters – Apr. 4-5 – Yosemite Lanes, Modesto

Sign ups are now being accepted for the 24th Brunswick Modesto Masters. Entry fee is $135. First place is guaranteed $3,000 and 1 in 4 cash. It is open to all USBC members in good standing. Optional Brackets and Senior Insurance will also be available during qualifying.

There are two squads to choose from. A Squad is at 10am on Saturday and B Squad is at 3pm. Qualifying squads will be seven games.

Sunday will be double elimination 2-game matches.
Sign up now by calling Wayne Garber at 209/524-9161. He will need to know which squad you want to bowl. A Squad is limited to 64 entries.

–Our Sincere Condolences
– On Wed., January 22nd, we lost Wanda Thompson. Wanda was past-President of the Bakersfield Women’s Bowling Association. She served in that position for 12 years. She was also a member of our GEUSBC Hall of Fame inducted in 2003 for Meritorious Service. She was 86. Graveside Services were held on Fri., January 31 at Greenlawn Northeast (River Blvd.).
– On Tues., January 28th, we suddenly lost Michael Paul Alexander. Although Mike had not bowled for years, he was always at bowling with his wife, Peggy. Mike was 79. A Celebration of Life was held on Sat., February 1st at Crossover Church of Rosedale. Please keep Peggy in your prayers through this difficult time. She had just returned to bowling less than a month ago as she was recovering from a shoulder injury and had not bowled at all this season.

–Weekly Super Scores
– Consistent bowling by our GEUSBC President, Zack Long, on Thurs., January 23rd, bowling in the Stockdale Open league at AMF Southwest Lanes. He rolled games of 256-258-257 for a 771 series, wow!
– Congratulations to Mr. Chris Garcia, who shot his third career 300 game on Thurs., January 23rd, bowling in the Lowenders league at AMF Southwest Lanes. He’s bowling Lowenders, but the league this year is bowling on the HIGH end of the center and he likes those lanes!!
– Congratulations to Andrew Svoren who added yet another 300 game to his career on Wed., January 29th, bowling in the Las Vegas league at AMF Southwest Lanes. He also had a heck of a series too, a 797! He was throwing the Track Triton Elite.

–BOWLING COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Sat., Feb. 8: House Shot Scratch 5 Gamer, 1pm, Bowlium, Montclair

Sat., Feb. 8: Track Harley’s Scratch 12 Game Baker Doubles, 5pm, Harley’s Valley Bowl, Simi Valley, 805/415-7018
Sat., Feb. 8: CBT Doubles & Singles, squads at 10am/12 noon/2pm, Forest Lanes, Lake Forest, 661/418-8007, cbtbowling.com

Sat., Feb. 8: Silver Foxes Tournament, 10:30am check-in; bowl at 12 noon, Rodeo Lanes, Clovis, 559/381-0356

Sat. & Sun., Feb. 8-9: Cal Bowlers Tour Handicap Doubles Tourn., squads at 12/2/4, Paddock Bowl, Pachecho, 925/757-2695

Sun., Feb. 9: Coffee Club, 12 noon, AMF Southwest Lanes

Sun., Feb. 9: BB & K’s 8 Gamer, 10am, Bowlium Lanes, Montclair (37 ft. pattern), 909/450-9415

Sun., Feb. 9: Bakersfield Women’s 500 Club February Tournament, 1pm, AMF Southwest Lanes, 661/747-9101

Sun., Feb. 9: Valentine’s Day Scotch Doubles, 12:30pm, Earl Anthony’s Dublin Bowl, 925/828-7550

Sun., Feb. 9: Youth Sports USA Bowling Regional, Suncoast Bowling Center, Las Vegas, NV, 800/514-2695, x8426, tournaments@ibcyouth.com

Sun., Feb. 9: JAT, 9am, Westminster Lanes, Westminster, bowljat.org

Sun., Feb. 9: NCJET, 10am, Pins N Strikes, Elk Grove, norcaljrelitetour@gmail.com

Sun., Feb. 9: S.A.I.N.T. No-Tap Fundraiser for animals Tourn., Riverside Lanes, Laughlin, 1/888/590-2695

Sun., Feb. 9: PBA Tournament of Champions, 2pm, Fox

Sat., Feb. 15: CBT Top 3, squads at 10am/12 noon/2pm/4pm, Surf Bowl, Oceanside, 661/418-8007, cbtbowling.com

Sat., Feb. 15: No-Tap 5 Gamer Handicap & Scratch Singles, 7pm, AMF Rocklin Lanes, 916/521-3524

Sat., Feb. 15: CUSBC State Open & Women’s Championship entries due for Advanced Registrations, calusbc.com

Sat., Feb. 15: PBA Players Championship, 2:50pm, FS1

Sun., Feb. 16: Scratch 6 Gamer, 12 noon, Yosemite Lanes, Modesto, 209/524-9161

Sun., Feb. 16: Spare to Care Spring No-Tap Handicap Singles, 12:30pm, Stars Recreation Center, Vacaville, 530/724-0496

Tues., Feb. 18: CUSBC Pepsi Youth Qualifying Paperwork and Fees due, calusbc.com
Bowling High Scores for Tues., Feb. 4, 2020

Bowling High Scores from AMF Southwest Lanes

MEN’S HIGH GAMES

300 – Andrew Svoren, Chris Garcia; 298 – Charles Breeding; 290 – Mike Hardwick; 280 – Phil Cook; 278 – Diz Francisco; 274 – Nick Garcia; 269 – Mike Bost, Rick Bowman; 268 – Mike Maloy, Doc Victor, Kent Gray; 266 – Jesse DeLaHerran; 258 – Zack Long, Sonny Pollard, Zack Newman, Dave Cochran; 256 – Tom Beckett, Francisco Pina; 255 – Martin Garcia; 253 – Hector Zacarias; 246 – James Morrow, Gary Macio; 245 – Tom Griffith; 244 – Chris Amick, Tony Slabach; 242 – Lynn Bender; 240 – Buddy Binkley; 238 – Jim Smith, Rick Curran, Norris Richards; 237 – Aris Anadilla, Carlie Medina III; 236 – Hector Santiago, Danny Lawrence; 235 – Gilbert Alaniz, Doug Hulsey, Greg Hernandez, Casey Lawrence, Robert Fox, Tim Henson, Claudio Carbajal; 234 – Jason Sitton, David Elliott, Chris Castillo; 233 – AJ Santa Cruz, Matt Sanchez

Youth Boys:
211 – Ben Regpala; 202 – Nolan Byers; 177 – Deaken Kimbrell; 176 – Nickolas Hogan; 170 – Colby Grimsley; 85 – Dominic Thomas

MEN’S HIGH SERIES

797 – Andrew Svoren; 771 – Zack Long; 742 – Zack Newman; 719 – Diz Francisco; 715 – Chris Garcia; 710 – Kent Gray; 708 – Phil Cook; 700 – Charles Breeding

Youth Boys:
512 – Nolan Byers; 507 – Ben Regpala; 465 – Gabriel Regpala, Jr.; 168 – Dominic Thomas

WOMEN’S HIGH GAMES

266 – Becky Hardwick; 246 – Jaci Reynaga; 245 – Barb Francisco; 238 – Kim Isbell; 235 – Lisa Isbell, Stephanie Sanders; 234 – Dunisha Wright; 232 – Candy Sutton; 231 – Lucida Mote, Patty Ward; 229 – Lora Garrett; 225 – Sherri Carter; 223 – Missy Lara; 222 – Terri Mayo; 221 – Keri Bost; 220 – Sandra Jimenez, Erica Grimsley; 219 – Bette Addington, Jana Eastin; 214 – Sophia Cole; 210 – Irene Villalobos, Lauren Davin; 204 – Danielle Looney

Youth Girls:
179 – Jessica Escalera; 170 – Queona Reyes; 59 – Leah Tweedy

WOMEN’S HIGH SERIES

650 – Becky Hardwick; 638 – Terri Mayo; 629 – Lisa Isbell; 608 – Barb Francisco

Youth Girls:
436 – Jessica Escalera; 422 – Queona Reyes; 115 – Leah Tweedy

Bowling Scores from The BLVD!

MEN’S HIGH GAMES

269 – Andrew Svoren; 266 – Robert Fox; 255 – Chuck Grove; 248 – Chris Gregory; 245 – Donnie Apple; 243 – Cameron Isbell; 234 – Ian Byers; 230 – Mike Morgan; 227 – Mike Hefley; 226 – Greg Barraza, Jr., Charles Gabriel; 225 – Alex Garcia

MEN’S HIGH SERIES

745 – Andrew Svoren

WOMEN’S HIGH GAMES

233 – Barb Francisco; 215 – Stephanie Sanders; 214 – Lorene Elijah; 203 – Lorri Howell; 202 – Mylene Gabriel

WOMEN’S HIGH SERIES

614 – Stephanie Sanders; 604 – Barb Francisco; 598 – Mylene Gabriel

Bowling Scores from Mt. Mesa Lanes

MEN’S HIGH GAMES

299 – Jerry Sietsma; 274 – AJ Garcia; 269 – Brian Christensen; 266 – David Renteria; 257 – John Schulz, Scott Wells

Youth Boys High Games:
161 – Braeden Ege; 100 – Hunter Clark

MEN’S HIGH SERIES

791 – Jerry Sietsma; 719 – Jordan Clements; 696 – David Renteria; 695 – Mike Zude; 689 – Alan Clifton; 678 – Brian Christensen

Youth Boys High Series:
368 – Braeden Ege; 277 – Hunter Clark

WOMEN’S HIGH GAMES

219 – Danelle Gayman, Kathy Donahue; 211 – Annette Pounds; 179 – Becki Figeroa; 177 – Jessie Hassan, Krystal Renteria

Youth Girls High Games:
221 – McKenna Powers; 155 – Taylor Salmon; 58 – Emery Ege

WOMEN’S HIGH SERIES

574 – Annette Pounds; 507 – Danelle Gayman; 501 – Patty Andrade; 467 – Krystal Renteria; 466 – Mary Marcy; 460 – Cindy Anderson

Youth Girls High Series:
602 – McKenna Powers; 367 – Taylor Salmon; 160 – Emery Ege

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

MEN’S HIGH GAMES

258 – Charles Dupuis; 243 – Joseph Smith; 237 – Norm Bushrod; 225 – Stephen Conner; 224 – Damon Marshburn; 223 – Ken Tolentino

MEN’S HIGH SERIES

WOMEN’S HIGH GAMES

149 – Caylin Sparks

Tournament Results:

–Central Valley Masters Doubles Tournament
Sun., January 26, 2020
AMF Southwest Lanes

1st – Charles Gabriel & Andrew Svoren (1985) $800
2nd – Jackson Hering & Andy Sanchez (1970) $600
3rd – Danielle Looney & Mike Maloy (1908) $500
4th – Billy Weeks & Donnie Apple (1893) $400
5th – Zack Newman & Chuck Grove (1884) $300
6th – Joanne Grove & Kevin Hale (1861) $180
7th – Paul St. Laurent & Kent Gray (1858) $150
8th – Ratthaj Kittipraphaphon & Aris Anadilla (1839) $110
9th – Norris Richards & David Renteria (1829) $91

–Super Bowl Tournament
Sun., February 2, 2020
Mt. Mesa Lanes, Lake Isabella

Men:
1st – Jim Burrows
2nd – David Renteria
3rd – Alex Garcia
4th – Mike Clanton
5th – Mark Gayman

Women:
1st – Lorri Howell
2nd – Stephanie Sanders
3rd – Janet Garrison
4th – Zelma Richardson
5th – Becca-Roo Byrket

–Coffee Club – NOTE: Coffee Club will return this Sun., February 9, at 12 noon to AMF Southwest Lanes!

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!