Bowling Column- Tuesday November 10th, 2020

Bowling column for Tuesday, November 10, 2020
By: Bette Addington
–CA STATE REGULATIONS KEEP US IN A HOLDING PATTERN
The good news, we are still hanging on in the red tier. The bad news, we might be dropped back down into the purple tier next Tuesday.
At this time I have not heard from AMF on any target week that Fall leagues might be able to start. With the uncertainty of our tier status, I am sure they are just like us waiting until next Tuesday to decide. So obviously we will not be able to start Fall leagues this week or next. Until next Tuesday…..
In the meantime, when AMF Southwest Lanes opens, Jose wanted me to share with you’re their updated hours of operation:
Mondays – 5pm to 10pm
Tuesdays – 5pm to 11pm
Wednesdays – 1pm – 11pm
Thursdays – 5pm – 10pm
Fridays – 11am – 1am
Saturdays – 1pm – 1am
Sundays – 1pm – 10pm
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–SINCERE CONDOLENCES
On Sat., Oct. 31, the local bowling community lost Tom Hale. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Randy and Kevin and their families. This was a sudden thing and their families are still trying to get through the shock. Tom will be missed. As of this time, a Celebration of Life has not been scheduled.
Also on Sat., Oct. 31, Randy Page’s Dad, John Page, passed away. He was 92.
–CONGRATULATIONS TO MR. & MRS. CHRIS GARCIA
Chris Garcia and Beth Tilley were married on Sat., November 7th. The happy couple are currently honeymooning!
–NEWS YOU CAN USE FROM CUSBC
The California USBC Board met on Sept. 29, and have made the following decisions:
–The 2021 Adult State Championships to be held at Forest Lanes in Lake Forest have been cancelled due to the unknow future of the centers reopening and the unknown capacity that the centers can hold once they do reopen.
–The 2021 Pepsi Youth Championships will be District (March) and State Finals (May) only. League level qualifying is removed. Only current California youth that are entered in a 2020-21 USBC certified league can participate. Youth Directors will be emailed a tournament packet by November 1st and hard copy packets by December. If centers are still closed by February 1, this event will unfortunately have to cancel.
–All other CUSBC events will be addressed next year.
–BOWL.COM HAS YOUR BOOK AVERAGE LISTED
With the delay in Fall/Winter leagues getting to start, did you know you can look up what your Book Average is on Bowl.com? You can also purchase your 2020-21 sanction card or wait until leagues do start and purchase your card through your first day/night of league bowling.
–TOURNAMENT CLUB CANCELLATIONS CONTINUE
Be sure to check with the tournament director whether an upcoming event is a go or not as it changes from day-to-day, even hour-to-hour! Many of them are trying their darndest to provide events for bowlers to compete in but are up against city, county and state health regulations.
–LOCAL BOWLING CENTERS

  • The BLVD! – CLOSED 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 – CLOSED –3610 Wible Road – 661/834-2695, amf.com.
    Hours of Operation (when center re-opens)
    Mondays – 5pm – 10pm
    Tuesdays – 5pm – 11pm
    Wednesdays – 1pm – 11pm
    Thursdays – 5pm – 10pm
    Fridays – 11am – 1am
    Saturdays – 1pm – 1am
    Sundays – 1pm – 10pm
    ROBB’S PRO SHOP (inside AMF Southwest Lanes) –661/833-2695:
    Hours of Operation
    CLOSED
  • West Side Lanes – CLOSED–500 Cascade Place, Bldg. D, Taft, 93268 – 661/763-4246 or 765-6677
  • Mt. Mesa Lanes – CLOSED–4612 McCray Road, Mt. Mesa, CA 93240 – 760/379-3131, www.Kernvalley.com/mtmesalanes
  • High Desert Lanes – CLOSED–205 Fitzgerald Blvd., Edwards AFB, CA 93523 – 661/275-2695
    –BOWLING COMMUNITY CALENDAR
    Sat., Oct. 3-Tues., Dec. 8: Sam’s Town Fall Tournament, 4-person teams, Sam’s Town, Las Vegas, 702/454-8022
    Sat., Oct. 24-Nov. 22: 51st CA State Senior (CSSBA) Open Championships, Sacramento—CANCELLED Thurs.-Sun., Nov. 12-15: CBT 7-7-7 Trios-Doubles-Singles No-Tap event, Sunset Station, Thurs.-11/2/5/8; Fri.-11/2/5; Sat.-9/12/2:30; Sun.-10/1, Las Vegas, NV, 661/418-8007, cbtbowling.com
    Thurs. & Fri., Nov. 12 & 13: CBT Bowling Clinic (with Coach Gary Oatis & Ramsey Basurto), 9am-10:15am, Sunset Station, Las Vegas, venmo: @Ramsey-Basurto57, 661/418-8007
    Thurs.-Sun., Nov. 12-15: CBT 7-7-7 Trios-Doubles-Singles No-Tap Event, Thurs.-11/2/5/8; Fri.-11/2/5; Sat.-9/12/2:30; Sun.-10/1, Sunset Station, Las Vegas, 661/418-8007, cbtbowling.com
    Fri. & Sat., Nov. 13 & 14: 60 and Over Scratch Classic, SouthPoint, Las Vegas, 5-game Sweeper on Fri. @ 3pm, Tournament on Sat. @ 10am, 562/243-0175
    Fri.-Sun., Nov. 13-15: 2020 Storm Nor Cal YBA Jr./Adult Championships (2nd weekend), National Bowling Stadium, Reno, NV, 925/485-1855, cindys@norcalbowling.com
    Sat., Nov. 14: LVBT Scratch 8 Gamer, 10am, Sam’s Town, Las Vegas, 702/629-9438
    Sat.-Sun., Nov. 14-15: Mega Elite Bowling Club Mixed Doubles Scratch event, private location, Sat.-9am & 3pm, 951/419-2751
    Sat.-Sun., Nov. 14-15: 4th Senior 50+ No Tap Doubles (1st weekend), Sat.-4pm; Sun.-10am, AMF Rocklin Lanes, Rocklin, 925/757-2695, CalBowlersTour@aol.com
    Sun., Nov. 15: The Beast Eliminator #9, 10am, La Habra Bowl, La Habra, tbebowling.com, TheBeastHandicapEliminator@gmail.com
    Sun., Nov. 15: Bowling is Back Hndcp. Singles 6 Gamer, 11am, AMF Pinole Valley Lanes, Pinole, CA, Dupree Dickey (510/500-6606)
    Mon.-Sat., Nov. 16-21: 2020 SouthPoint Sr. Shootout, presented by Logo Infusion, SouthPoint, Vegas—SOLD OUT!
    Fri.-Sun., Nov. 20-22: PBA Regional, Linn Lanes, Lebanon, OR, pba.com, 909/908-5713
    Sat. & Sun., Nov. 21-22: 4th Senior 50+ No Tap Doubles, (2nd weekend), Sat.-4pm; Sun.-10am, AMF Rocklin Lanes, Rocklin, 925/757-2695, CalBowlersTour@aol.com
    Sat. & Sun., Nov. 21-22: CBT California Love Doubles & Singles, private location, 661/418-8007 or 661/468-3796—CANCELLED DUE TO CALI COVID but looking for alternate location
    Sun., Nov. 22: Valentine & Bowlero Sr./Non-Sr. Scratch Doubles 8 Gamer w/Sr. & Non-Sr. Singles, 9am, Canyon Lanes, Cabazon, 909/725-6805
    –UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS ON THE HORIZON
    Sat., Nov. 28: SST Bowling Tourn., 9:30am, SouthPoint, Las Vegas, NV, Trisha Haynes
    Mon., Nov. 30: Donation deadline to CBW for OFP Charity Drive to be entered in basket drawing if you make a min. $20 donation, calbowlingwriters.org
    Fri.-Sun., Dec. 4-6: Elite Bowling Club in Mesa, AZ, 951/419-2751
    Fri., Dec. 4: Elite Bowling Club Doubles Event, 7pm, Bowlero Mesa Lanes, Mesa, AZ
    Sat., Dec. 5: Elite Bowling Club 2 squad 5 Gamer, 9am & 1pm, Bowlero Mesa Lanes, Mesa, AZ
    Sun., Dec. 6: Elite Bowling Club 1stSwiss, 9am, 4-person teams, Bowlero Mesa Lanes, Mesa, AZ
    Sun., Dec. 13: The Beast Eliminator #10, 10am, La Habra Bowl, La Habra, tbebowling.com, TheBeastHandicapEliminator@gmail.com
    Sun., Dec. 13: HammerPins Open, 10am, Travis Bowl, Travis AFB, 707/631-1331, hammerpins.net/Open
    Sat., Dec. 19: Victory Bowlers Holiday Classic, Mxd. Team & Doubles Shootout, 9am & 1:30pm, Canyon Lanes, Cabazon, 405/586-0871, victorybowling900@gmail.com
    Sun., Dec. 20: HammerPins Handicap Alibi Doubles 4 Gamer, 11am, AMF Pinole Lanes, Pinole, CA, 707/631-1331, hammerpins.net
    Sat.-Wed., Dec. 26-30: 17th JBT Youth Las Vegas Main Event, SouthPoint, Las Vegas, NV, bowljbt.com