Bowling column for Tuesday, March 3, 2020
By: Bette Addington

–12th Annie Schierlitz Youth/Adult Doubles Tournament, this Sun., March 8th

All local adult and youth USBC certified bowlers get ready for the 2020 Annie Schierlitz Youth/Adult Doubles Tournament that is scheduled for Sun., March 8th, at AMF Southwest Lanes. This is an annual fundraiser for our local youth bowling program. All proceed portions from this event will be donated to the Golden Empire USBC Youth Fund in Annie’s name. For those who don’t remember Annie, she was the original Youth Coach at AMF Southwest Lanes when the center opened. She was known not only for her persistent help keeping our youth bowlers in the sport but originated the holiday sleep-overs at AMF Southwest Lanes for the kids!

There will be two squads—10am and 1pm. Three games, beat the board. 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. Come out and support the future of our sport.

–Central Valley Masters Trios Tourn. – next Sun., March 15th – AMF Southwest Lanes

Get your teams of trios ready! Sunday, March 15th is the date. AMF Southwest Lanes is the place. Squad times are 9am and 1pm. Cost to enter is $135 per team of trios. Bowl 4 games across 8 lanes in this Beat the Board event. This is a handicap tournament (80% of 220). Side pots, Brackets & Scratch Side available. For further information, go to

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–Bakersfield 500 Club’s annual Spring Fling – Sun., Mar. 29th – AMF Southwest Lanes

The Bakersfield Women’s 500 Club recently announced they will be having their 38th annual Spring Fling on Sun., March 29th at AMF Southwest Lanes in Bakersfield. Also, they have opened their Spring Fling up to all sanctioned women bowlers—no 500 series necessary! It’s an Invitational. Entry forms are out at AMF Southwest Lanes. Entry fee is $25. This event does divisions and has a 90% handicap. For further information, feel free to contact Linda Wright at 661/747-9101 (message or text), or email Linda at

–Good Luck to GEUSBC BVL Division Winners

The upcoming CUSBC 2020 Helen Duval/BVL State Classic will take place on Sat., March 28th, at Rancho Bowl in Santa Maria. Our division winners are scheduled to bowl in the 11am squad (opening ceremonies at 10:30am). Here’s who will be representing our GEUSBC association:
Andrew Svoren
Thomas Stancil
Clyde Benson
Kevin Dobbs
Mike Bost
Amir Arami

Becky Hardwick
Barb Francisco
Jill Putman
Keri Bost
Christina Mayfield
Terri Gamble

Youth Boys:
Ben Regpala
Nolan Byers
Tristan Perham
Riley Ray

Youth Girls:
McKenna Powers
Justine Tweedy
Taylor Salmon


St. Louis, MO–Did you catch the post that bolted across Facebook on Friday evening, February 28, about the five-man team from St. Louis posting a game that was just three strikes short of a 1,500?!? Incredibly, this senior team rolled a 1,457 for their first game of the night competing in the Tri-Challenge league at Concord Bowl in St. Louis, MO. The previous record was 1,434, and was also bowled in the St. Louis area by the team Buckets on Deck in November, 2011.

The team, Shelter Insurance–Tom Grimm (52), Mark Hood (58), Ron Testa (60), Tom Shucart (61) and Gregg Getzlow (62)–have been bowling in this big-time money league for three seasons now and have known and bowled against each other locally for decades. Hood & Getzlow have each won a Regional title and all of them have bowled and cashed in Regionals. This season, Hood & Grimm bowl two leagues a week, while the other three only bowl this league and sub. This team bowls tournaments when they can.

Coming into the league this past Friday night, here’s what averages each teammate had: Grimm (229); Hood (235); Testa (219); Shucart (227) and Getzlow (228). Mark Hood, who had been struggling the last month or so with the first game of the night decided he would drill up the brand new Hammer Fugitive and give it a try which proved to be a BIG move! Added, Hood, “We all drill new equipment at times trying to keep up with the young guys and at least for one night we did!” Picture this—they all struck through the fifth frame (so much for a beer frame!). The first non-strike was bowled by Grimm (third in the lineup), who stuck a 10-pin in the sixth frame, which, of course he picked up. The strikes returned through the seventh, eighth and ninth frames and the team posted the following games: Getzlow (289); Testa (300); Grimm (279); Shucart (300); and Hood, the lone lefty (289)! That’s 55 strikes for the 58 opportunities. Remarkable!

Mark Hood said, “It was mentally tough! We got done and you were drained,” said about achieving this feat. Concord Bowl sponsors this Tri-Challenge league which bowls three nights (Tues., Wed. & Fri.), and it is a handicap, big-money league, so obviously it’s competitive and teams strive to make the play-offs. Shelter Insurance has made the play-offs the last two years; however they have never won the league. Their goal this season is to win one of the halves of the split season.

As for whether they knew what they were achieving, “We did not know until after we were done. Thankfully!! We, of course, knew we were doing something special and I think we all knew we had to be close but like in most sport endeavors, we did not mention it to each other until we were done. It was very special because we all had grew up bowling with and against each other and have been friends through bowling for many years. I don’t think any of us knew how similar we were in our extreme competitive nature until we started bowling together. We found we love bowling together because of this and our competitiveness as a unit, I believe, culminated in setting this word record score. We were all bowling for each other not wanting to let each other down and that is what I believe made us have the ability to all throw good shots when it counted,” said Hood.

–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.

–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,
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
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
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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,
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

–Our Sincere Condolences
– On February 10th, we lost Richard Romanini. Regency Thursday night league bowlers will remember him as well as Stockdale Moose members. He and his wife bowled for many years on that league. He was 74.

–Weekly Super Scores
– Rick Bowman added another 300 to his career on Fri., Feb. 14th bowling in the Silver Streakers league at AMF Southwest Lanes. Congratulations!
– Congratulations to Greg Barraza, Jr. for his 300 game rolled for his third game of the night on Tues., Feb. 25th, bowling in the Central Valley Masters Classic league at The BLVD! Doing league secretary duties doesn’t bother him!
Carlie Medina III came oh so close to adding another 300 on this night as well but stuck a 7 for a 299.
– Congratulations are in order for Hector Santiago for shooting a 300 in the Las Vegas league at AMF Southwest Lanes on Wed., Feb. 26th.


Fri.-Thurs., Mar. 6-19: PBA World Series of Bowling XI, SouthPoint Plaza, Las Vegas, NV,

Sat., Mar. 7: CBT $15 Special Per Event, Bowlium Lanes, 10/12/2, Montclair, 661/418-8007,

Sat., Mar. 7: Valentine & LeForbes 645 Anchor Girl Trios Handicap Tourn., 9/1/5, Surf Bowl, Oceanside,

Sat., Mar. 7: Sport Pattern Challenge 4 Gamer Handicap & Scratch Singles, 7pm, AMF Rocklin Lanes, 916/521-3524

Sun., Mar. 8: 12th Annie Schierlitz Youth/Adult Doubles Tourn., squads at 10am & 1pm, AMF Southwest Lanes, 661/623-5707, 661/204-1484

Sun., Mar. 8: So Cal ABT, 11/1, Oak Tree Lanes, Diamond Bar, 909/989-0649,

Sun., Mar. 8: Lousy Bowler Tourn., Riverside Lanes, Laughlin, 1/888/590-2695

Sun., Mar. 8: JAT, 9am, PBA Challenge #3, Harley’s Valley Bowl, Simi Valley,

Fri., Mar. 13: 42nd TNBA Bill Rhodman Memorial “Cora Davis” 1st Mxd. Doubles Scratch Tourn., 6pm, Gold Coast, Las Vegas, 323/216-9535

Fri., Mar. 13: Closing date for entries for 42nd TNBA Bill Rhodman Memorial, 3/14-15, Gold Coast, Las Vegas,, 323/216-9535

Sat., Mar. 14: Silver Foxes Tournament, 10:30am check-in; bowl at 12 noon, Rancho Bowl, Santa Maria, 559/381-0356

Sat., Mar. 14: CBT No Tap, 10/12/2, Surf Bowl, Oceanside, 661/418-8007,

Sat. & Sun., Mar. 14-15: 42nd TNBA Bill Rhodman Memorial, Gold Coast Bowling Center, Las Vegas, 323/216-9535,

Sat. & Sun., Mar. 14-15: Cal Bowlers Tour Handicap Dbls. Tourn., 12/2/4 on Sat.; 12/2 on Sun., Clayton Valley Bowl, Concord, 925/757-2695,

Sun., Mar. 15: Central Valley Masters Trios/Beat the Board Tournament, 9am & 1pm, AMF Southwest Lanes, Bakersfield,

Sun., Mar. 15: BVL donation deadline for associations to CUSBC State,

Sun., Mar. 15: Mega Demo Day, 10am-1pm, Earl Anthony’s Dublin Bowl, sign up at local participating pro shops

Sun., Mar. 15: HammerPins Alibi Doubles, 11am, Beale Lanes, Beale AFB,

Sun.-Thurs., Mar. 15-19: 30th International Golden Ladies Classic Tourn., The Orleans, Las Vegas, 1/800/675-3267 – booking code: AGL0C03
Bowling High Scores for Tues., Mar. 3, 2020

Bowling High Scores from AMF Southwest Lanes


300 – Rick Bowman, Hector Santiago; 290 – Kent Gray; 280 – Mike Hardwick, Jesse DeLaHerran; 279 – Charles Breeding, Zack Newman; 277 – Eric Grider; 275 – Greg Hernandez; 268 – Sonny Pollard, Keith Bowman, Darrel Barnes; 267 – Justin Dean, Carlie Medina III; 266 – Andrew Svoren, Kevin Harris; 265 – Ed Wheeldon; 259 – Mike Yorba, Diz Francisco; 258 – Gary Maccio, Andy Sanchez, Chuck Grove, Ian Byers; 257 – Mike Bost, James Morrow, Sam Junyor, Steve VanWinkle; 256 – Phil Cook, Rick Curran; 254 – Billy Weeks, Joe Davin; 253 – Tony Slabach; 249 – Mike Maloy; 248 – Brian Block; 247 – Doug Heitman, Nick Garcia, Bill Dewing; 246 – Kevin Dobbs; 245 – Robert Mayo; 243 – Tyson Holder, Mike Mayo; 242 – Kevin Harbison; 241 – Bill Johnson; 239 – Bill Young; 237 – Tom Adame, Jr., Rod Stratton, Brian Maurseth, Thomas Stancil; 236 – Paul St. Laurent, Charlie Roberts, Jerry Pettiford, Robert Steele; 235 – Charles Gabriel, Bill Bumacod, Ray Adame, AJ Santa Cruz, Adam Sotelo; 234 – Antonio Avery, Michael Carpenter; 233 – Ron Erickson; 232 – Chris Garcia, John Neri; 231 – Brian Myers; 230 – Danny Lawrence

Youth Boys:
258 – Tristan Perham; 214 – Gabriel Regpala, Jr.; 213 – Ben Regpala; 205 – Taylor Del Tiempo; 203 – Wyatt Dovell; 190 – Harry Clark; 176 – Nolan Byers; 173 – Mason Hamlin; 171 – Nickolas Hogan; 161 – Clay Helton, Luke Meszaros; 99 – Dominic Thomas


761 – Mike Hardwick, Jesse DeLaHerran; 760 – Andrew Svoren; 744 – Sonny Pollard; 739 – Ian Byers; 732 – Zack Newman; 730 – Rick Bowman; 725 – Keith Bowman; 724 – Kent Gray; 720 – Carlie Medina III; 719 – Mike Maloy

Youth Boys:
611 – Tristan Perham; 555 – Gabriel Regpala, Jr.


266 – Stephanie Sanders; 245 – Kim Isbell; 243 – Tracye Hicks; 240 – Joanne Grove; 237 – Keri Bost; 236 – Becky Hardwick; 235 – Irene Villalobos; 231 – Barb Francisco; 225 – Candy Sutton; 223 – Michelle Davis; 218 – Lisa Isbell; 216 – Steph Winn; 214 – Annie Velasco, Danielle Looney; 213 – Lorri Howell; 212 – Susan Decant; 211 – Carol Raymond; 209 – Toni Draeger; 208 – Dunisha Wright; 207 – Sue Wiggins, Bette Addington; 206 – Patricia Cole; 204 – Toni Oddie; 203 – Teresa Binkley; 202 – Sophia Cole, Lora Garrett; 201 – Lauren Davin; 200 – Sandra Jiminez

Youth Girls:
168 – Queona Reyes; 159 – Justine Tweedy; 152 – Caelyn Serourian; 73 – Leah Tweedy


660 – Stephanie Sanders; 659 – Becky Hardwick; 655 – Joanne Grove; 634 – Tracye Hicks; 621 – Barb Francisco; 603 – Dunisha Wright

Youth Girls:
458 – Queona Reyes; 428 – Justine Tweedy; 410 – Gabriella Hogan

Bowling Scores from The BLVD!


300 – Greg Barraza, Jr.; 299 – Carlie Medina III; 278 – Zack Newman; 271 – Kent Gray; 269 – Rick Bowman; 268 – Darin Fox, Tim Henson; 265 – John Curtis; 257 – Norris Richards, Ranny Wiggins; 248 – Dan Long, Ian Byers; 247 – Chris Gregory, Antonio Avery; 246 – Mike Morgan, Joey Valenzuela; 245 – Jesse DeLaHerran; 244 – Zack Long; 239 – Mike Hefley; 236 – Brian Maurseth; 235 – Greg Hernandez, Kenny Honor


788 – Carlie Medina III; 722 – Rick Bowman; 712 – Jesse DeLaHerran; 711 – Chris Gregory; 700 – Greg Barraza, Jr.


258 – Stephanie Sanders; 213 – Sue Wiggins; 207 – Ratthaj Kittipraphaphon


686 – Stephanie Sanders; 581 – Sue Wiggins

Bowling Scores from Mt. Mesa Lanes


279 – Andrew Svoren; 268 – Jerry Sietsma; 267 – David Renteria; 259 – David Good; 257 – Steve Rinker; 244 – Jordan Clements

Youth Boys High Games:
179 – Austin Miller; 164 – Ryan Gayman; 161 – Braeden Ege


782 – Andrew Svoren; 741 – Jerry Sietsma, David Renteria; 650 – Jordan Clements; 633 – Darrell Dochterman

Youth Boys High Series:
449 – Austin Miller; 445 – Troyace Powers; 422 – Braeden Ege


256 – Annette Pounds; 221 – Jill Putman; 191 – Betty Reed, Danelle Gayman, Becca-Roo; 189 – Nancy McDonald

Youth Girls High Games:
168 – McKenna Powers; 133 – Taylor Salmon; 86 – Emery Ege


563 – Annette Pounds; 552 – Jill Putman; 513 – Becca-Roo; 507 – Nancy McDonald; 494 – Margie Haleman

Youth Girls High Series:
441 – McKenna Powers; 376 – Taylor Salmon; 208 – Emery Ege

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


250 – Courtney Phillips; 242 – Ryan Delaney; 237 – Joe Smith ; 230 – Brandon Weakland; 216 – Todd Stinchfield; 214 – Joe Hunt; 210 – Ryan Delaney; 206 – Jerral Roloff; 203 – Ken Rommelfanger; 201 – Jeff Dodson


669 – Courtney Phillips


153 – Caylin Sparks

Tournament Results:

–Coffee Club – NOTE: No Coffee Club for next two Sundays (3/8 & 3/15), due to local tournaments at AMF Southwest Lanes.

–Coffee Club
Sun., Feb. 9, 2020—Special Monthly 9 Pin No-Tap
12 noon at AMF Southwest Lanes

Doubles—1. Andrew Svoren & Paul St. Laurent (2125); 2. Alex Garcia & Diana Nam (2030).

Singles—1. Andrew Svoren (1102); 2. Norris Richards (1092); 3. Alex Garcia (1048).

Strike Pot – was drawn by Roy Jones but missed, good for $10. Carryover now at $65.

3-6-9 Pot – came down to Paul St. Laurent, but missed. Carryover now at $215.

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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