Bowling Column- Tuesday June 23rd, 2020

Bowling column for Tuesday, June 23, 2020

By: Bette Addington

–BREAKING NEWS – The BLVD! opened June 8th; AMF Southwest Lanes opened this Fri., June 12th; Mt. Mesa this Sat., June 13th (reservation only), and Westside Lanes in Taft opened June 22nd!!!!

Here’s the info I have to share for each of the centers on reopening:

The BVLD! – Open 11am-9pm Sunday thru Thursdays; 11am-11pm Fridays and Saturdays. Make a reservation beforehand either online www.BLVDBakersfield.com

 or by calling them 661/873-4477. Temperature check as you enter facility. Masks are recommended when entering. Up to (6) can bowl together on a lane. Some days they use only even lanes; other days they use the odd lanes—UPDATE – they are getting partitions installed between the lanes so they can use them all! Cost to bowl is $25 per hour weekdays before 5pm; $30 after 5pm. Weekends price is $36 per hour before 5pm; $42 after 5pm.

–NEW Summer league: The BLVD! Youth Bowling League, Saturdays at 12 noon (June 27 thru August 29), for youth 8-18 years of age, 3 games for $12, Raffles for high scores, most strikes and more (must play all ten weeks to win prizes at the end of the season). For more info, email Vchivas@blvdbakersfield.com.

AMF Southwest Lanes – Officially opened Fri., June 12th at 4pm. Hours of operation: Fridays* – 4pm-12 midnight; Saturdays – 12 noon-12 midnight; Sundays – 12 noon to 10pm; Mondays – CLOSED; Tuesdays – 4pm-10pm; Wednesdays* – 4pm-10pm; and Thursdays – CLOSED.

*may open earlier these two days.

Social distance requirements of State & County will have to be met and will be posted in the Center. Masks are required upon entry through front door and to be work on the concourse. You do not need to wear a mask when bowling, eating or drinking. No more than (5) per lane which includes seating area on your lane you are bowling on so be aware of this if you are bowling league that you cannot bring spouses/family to watch if it takes you above the (5) person limit per lane. Practice rate will probably be the same as it was before the lockdown special rate ends Fridays and Saturdays at 6pm. Summer Game Pass is available for youth 15 years of age and younger. Summer league information, please keep checking back on website for updated information – www.amf.com/location/amf-southwest-lanes-ca

. Phone number is 661/834-2695.

–NEW Summer league: Southwest Summer Adult Youth No-Tap League, Wednesday nights at 6pm, starts on Wed., June 24th.

Mt. Mesa Lanes, Lake Isabella – Opening (for reservation only) starting Sat., June 13th from 12 noon-8pm. Groups of no more than (6) can start calling the bowling center 760/379-3131 to make reservations. To comply with CDC guidelines, this will be the only way we can do it so there is enough time for proper sanitation in between groups. We will also be using a temperature check before doing any of the following activities—bowling, bar or restaurant. Our arcade will remain closed until further notice.

–NEW: We are going to be starting out short 8-week Summer leagues this week. I’m only taking reservations for bowling per what the Health Department advises for our center.—Gabriella Mayfield

West Side Lanes, Taft – (inside Westside Recreation & Park District, 500 Cascade Place, Bldg. D, 661/765-6677, wsrpd.com.

 Opened on June 22nd. Hours are Mon.-Fri. from 11-3 & 5-8; Sat. from 9-1 & 3-7.

–Winter Leagues Ending – League Secretaries Get Your League Averages In

Final averages are official as of the date that your league ends and are due within (15) days to our local GEUSBC Association Manager Nancy Weber. If you need to contact her about getting your leagues averages in, her number is 661/204-1484.

–USBC Amends Playing Rules to Help Get Leagues Rolling Again

The USBC Board of Directors has approved waivers and modifications to their Playing Rules to provide certified leagues and tournaments with greater flexibility to return to bowling while adhering to local health guidelines related to COVID-19.

The modifications will allow competition to take place on one lane for the entirety of the game. Also, bowlers will be allowed to use isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol), to clean their bowling balls during competition. The EPA lists rubbing alcohol as an approved disinfectant for use against COVID-19.

Effective immediately, USBC has temporarily waived USBC Playing Rules 106a, 106b, 320a and 320b, which state that two lanes must be used for competition and bowlers must alternate lanes. It also waived the requirement that both lanes must be used for a bowler to be eligible for awards and average recognition. USBC will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and may rescind the waiver of these rules at any time.

–What’s Taking Place? What’s Cancelled??

To help bring you up to speed on what has been nationally cancelled or postponed indefinitely, here’s what we know:

–ISC/ITC Sectionals—postponed indefinitely

–USBC Senior Queens—postponed indefinitely

–USBC Masters—postponed indefinitely

–USBC Convention—cancelled

–PWBA Tour—cancelled

–USBC Queens—postponed indefinitely

–PBA Tour – scheduled to start April 6, status—West/NoWest scheduling events

–Super Senior Classic—postponed until later this year

–USBC Senior Masters—postponed until later this year

–USBC Senior Championships—postponed to 2021

–PBA World Series of Bowling Finals (Storm PBA XI Animal Pattern Champ.) – postponed indefinitely (Fox Sports is planning multiple re-broadcasts of PBA World Champ, PBA Tourn. of Champions & Roth-Holman PBA Doubles Champ. finals on FS1 and FS2 (check your local listings for dates and times).

–PBA Playoffs—postponed

–PBA League Draft—postponed

–Intercollegiate Team & Singles Championships—cancelled

–2020 USBC Open & Women’s Championships—extended tentative start date to Sept. 12 for Open; Sept. 19 for Women’s. If you wish to withdraw from any of these events, contact 888/910-2695.

–Bowl Expo scheduled for July 2-6 in Aurora, Colorado—cancelled

–TNBA 2020 National Championship Tournament scheduled from Aug. 6-17, Las Vegas—cancelled

–TNBA 2020 National Convention scheduled for Aug. 10-11, Las Vegas—cancelled

–USA Bowling National Championships – cancelled

–Youth Open Championships – cancelled

–USBC Junior Gold Championships – cancelled

For local tournaments, check my calendar at the end of this column on what has been cancelled and scheduled to date.

–Local Bowling Centers

– The BLVD! – OPEN for Bowling, Food & Alcohol!!–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 – Officially OPENED Fri., Jun. 12th, 4pm –3610 Wible Road – 661/834-2695, amf.com.

Hours of Operation

Mondays – CLOSED

Tuesdays – 4pm – 10pm

Wednesdays* – 4pm – 10pm

Thursdays – CLOSED

Fridays* – 4pm – 12 midnight

Saturdays – 12 noon – 12 midnight

Sundays – 12 noon – 10pm

*may open earlier on these days

ROBB’S PRO SHOP (inside AMF Southwest Lanes) –661/833-2695:

Hours of Operation (not sure, call first)

Mondays – CLOSED

Tuesdays – 4pm – 8pm

Wednesdays – 2pm – 8pm

Thursdays – CLOSED

Fridays – 4pm – 8pm

Saturdays – 12 noon – 6pm

Sundays – 2pm – 8pm

– West Side Lanes – OPENED Mon., Jun. 22!!–500 Cascade Place, Bldg. D, Taft, 93268 – 661/763-4246 or 765-6677

– Mt. Mesa Lanes – OPEN (reservation only), Sat., Jun. 13th from 12-8pm–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

Motive released the new “Desert Tank” on June 17th. Hopefully we will be back in business by then so I can get all my Motive maniacs their new equipment.”—Gabriella Mayfield

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

–Congratulations are in order!

– Congratulations to Alex Garcia & Chris Gregory who received their TNBA 300 rings last Tues., Jun. 16, bowling in the CVM Classic league at AMF Southwest Lanes. Alex bowled his back on Nov. 12 at The BLVD! Chris shot his before that on Oct. 15th, also at The BLVD!

– Michelle & Jack Dunn shared this as they bowled in the HammerPins No-Tap 5 Gamer at AMF Rocklin Lanes last Sat., Jun. 20: We witnessed a little bit of history today! Special congratulations go to Michael Clark, from Sacramento, who rolled five 300 games for a perfect 1500 series, the first perfect series in the 78-tournament history of this event! He had 52 natural strikes and only 8 no-taps in his 60 shots.

Bowling High Scores from AMF Southwest Lanes

(from Central Valley Masters Classic league – wk. 28)

MEN’S HIGH GAMES

279 – Andrew Svoren; 268 – Joe Rodriguez; 262 – Zack Long; 245 – Ranny Wiggins; 243 – Donnie Apple; 236 – Diz Francisco; 235 – Frank Isbell, Alex Garcia, Garry Montoya; 233 – James Cowan; 231 – Don Snow

MEN’S HIGH SERIES

687 – Joe Rodriguez; 682 – Frank Isbell; 671 – Andrew Svoren

WOMEN’S HIGH GAMES

244 – Kira Sanders; 237 – Lorri Howell; 236 – Stephanie Sanders; 227 – Danielle Looney; 226 – Ratthaj Kittipraphaphon

WOMEN’S HIGH SERIES

617 – Stephanie Sanders; 607 – Lorri Howell; 585 – Danielle Looney; 583 – Ratthaj Kittipraphaphon

–BOWLING COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Sat., Mar. 21: USBC Open Nationals, National Bowling Stadium, Reno, NV—POSTPONED TO Sept. 12 – Nov. 21. (2021 will be in Las Vegas, NV)

Sat., Apr. 18: USBC Women’s Nationals, SouthPoint, Las Vegas—POSTPONED TO Sept. 19 – Oct. 18. (2021 will be in Addison, IL)

Wed., Jun. 24: Live the PWBA Podcast with PWBA Tour Champion Bryanna Cote, 11am, bowltv.com

Thurs., Jun. 25: Live Podcast, Inside the OC with four-time Eagle winner Mike Rose, 11am, bowltv.com

Sat., Jun. 27: Porterville Lanes Doubles Tournament, 5:30pm, Bring your own partner, 952 W. Grand Ave., Porterville, 559/781-3090, Mike Pezzi on Facebook

Sat. & Sun., Jun. 27-28: CBT 2K Doubles/1K Singles Tournament, Bowlium, Montclair, squads-Sat. 1pm & 3pm; Sun. 10am, 12 noon & 2pm, 661/418-8007, cbtbowling.com

Sun., Jun. 28: San Joaquin Bowling Club Doubles Tourn., 10:30am, Freeway Lanes, Selma, 559/385-8837

Sun., Jun. 28: HammerPins Summer Scratch 8 Gamer – Singles, 10am, Stars Rec. Ctr., Vacaville, 707/631-1331, hammerpins.net

Mon.-Sun., Jun. 29-July 5: 20th Summer TAT, The Orleans, Las Vegas—POSTPONED to either 8/31-9/6 or 9/7-13, 1/844/321-8100

Thurs.-Sat., Jul. 2-4: CBT 2K Doubles/1K Singles Tournament, Bowlium, Montclair, squads-Thurs. 10am, 11:30am, 1pm & 3pm; Fri. 10am, 12 noon, 2:30pm & 5pm; Sat. 9am & 11:30am, FINALS 2pm Doubles/Singles/Scratch

Sun., Jul. 5: Elite Bowling Club #1 Scratch 8 Gamer, 10am, Bowlium, Montclair, 909/450-9415

Sun., Jul. 5: PBA/PWBA Mixed Doubles presented by Go Bowling!, 4pm, FS1