Bowling column for Tuesday, May 29, 2018

PBA West/No.West Player of the Year Jakob Butturff Wins Central Valley Masters Scratch Open

Central Valley Masters held their Scratch Open the weekend of May 19-20 at AMF Southwest Lanes that drew top scratch bowlers from CA and AZ. A total of 101 bowlers were going for the $5,000 top prize. The field was cut to the 20 who returned on Sunday morning and then they were cut to 5. The final match between Jakob Butturff and Anthony Thompson was something to see with Butturff edging out Thompson 266 to 244!

Central Valley Masters would like to thank their sponsors DV8, Robb’s Pro Shop, Carlie Medina III and Zack Long. They would also like to thank the CVM members who gave up three days for this event. Special thanks to Lisa Isbell and Nico Storm for helping as well. And, thank you to the staff at AMF Southwest Lanes.

Event paid out $16,305 in prize money. They had (196) brackets paying out $7,075. And they paid out $1,435 in side pots. The bowlers were appreciative of CVM and this event. “You guys are awesome! Thank you so much for everything you do!! – Anthony Thompson.

Their next tournament is coming up in June on Sat., June 16th is the Central Valley Masters Trios Tournament which takes place at Rancho Bowl in Santa Maria. Squad times are 10am & 2pm. Team entry fee is $180. Bowlers bowl four games across 8 lanes. This is a handicapped tournament (80% of 220), beat the board with $1,800 guaranteed for 1st place! Payout is 1 in 6 teams. Brackets and Side Pots are available. For further information, go to

–2018 CUSBC State Convention
June 9-10, 2018
Piccadilly Inn, Fresno, CA

The annual CUSBC State Convention will soon take place up north in Fresno the weekend of June 9-10. Delegates from associations all across the state will be attending. This will be the 12th annual CUSBC Convention.

Activities for the weekend include a CUSBC Youth Committee meeting on Sat. at 10am which is for all Youth Delegates and Youth Members. At 1pm on Sat. there will be a USBC Jamboree conducted by David Prange, USBC Western Regional Manager who will be discussing the many changes of USBC. Prange will be joined by Tracy Ebarb of the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame. Saturday evening will be the Awards Banquet where they will be honoring Hall of Fame inductees and recognizing Manager of the Year, Coach of the Year – Chris Preble, and State Youth Scholarship winners – and our very own, David Waybright is one of them! They also will present the top three associations who raised the most funds for BVL as well as associations who raised $2 or more per member – and Golden Empire USBC will be recognized as we raised $3.28 per member!!

Golden Empire USBC will be represented by President Ray Neubig, along with Directors Bette Addington, David Waybright and Amber Waybright.

–Summer Youth League About to Start at AMF Southwest Lanes

Youth bowlers interested in joining a league this summer, mark your calendars for Sat., June 9th. That’s the first day of league that will bowl for 10 weeks at the cost of $100. League will be at noon on Saturdays and teams will be trios. If interested, please contact AMF Southwest Lanes at 661/834-2695.

–Taft’s West Side Lanes Adult Summer Doubles Bowling League

West Side Lanes inside West Side Recreation & Park District in Taft will be having an Adult Summer Doubles League that bowls on Mondays starting June 25 through August 13. League fees will be $10 per team plus $5 per week per person (or free with Recreation Center Membership). League meeting will be held on Mon., Jun. 25 at 6pm in the Party Room (league will bowl at 6:30pm). If interested, stop by the West Side Recreation & Park District located at 500 Cascade Place – Bldg. D in Taft or call them at 661/765-6677.

–Golden Empire USBC Lane Certification Committee Needs Help!

If you have time to help our GEUSBC Lane Certification Committee they are looking for some local bowlers to become a part of this committee and to help them when they go certify lanes. This is the time of year that this process starts. The committee usually goes out in the morning, or when the center first opens, to perform this task. It takes several hours (depending how many lanes the center has). The committee is currently looking for 4-5 people to help them this season. If you are interested or would like more information on what is involved, please contact GEUSBC President Ray Neubig at 661/333-8969 or talk to Diz Francisco.

–New Leagues Starting up at AMF Westchester Lanes – 1819 – 30th Street, 661/324-4966

Mon., May 21st thru Mon., Sept. 3rd: Sign up NOW for “Summer Games” Season Pass. Bowl (3) games every day, all summer for (1) low price. Sign up NOW at Children (15 & Under) Standard Pass is $9.95; Passport is $43.95. For Adults (16 & Over) Standard Pass is $15.95; Passport is $48.95. Pays for itself in (3) visits or less! Mon.-Fri., open at 8pm; Sat. & Sun., open at 4pm.

On May 20th the local bowling community lost Gene Crawley. Gene was 85. An Air Force Veteran, he was known to league bowlers at Regency Lanes for years and bowled up until just recently.

–Weekly Super Scores
– Congratulations to Mary Jane Brust on receiving her 35-Year Participation plaque when she competed in the 2018 CUSBC State Women’s Tournament the weekend of May 19-20 at Keystone Lanes in Norwalk.
– Congratulations x 2 to Zack Newman on his recent 300 game roll, 4 within a month at this point, with the most recent one rolled this past Thursday night, May 24th, bowling in Robb’s Ball league at AMF Southwest Lanes!
– Congratulations to Dan Long for making the cut this past weekend at the PBA Vanessa Brown Homes West, held at Yosemite Lanes in Modesto. Long also bowled in the Pro-Am held on Friday night. Long ended up placing 11th.


Now-June 30: USBC Women’s Championships, National Bowling Stadium, Reno,

Now-July 1: CUSBC 2018 Adult Championships, Keystone Lanes, Norwalk,

Now-July 29: 69th Peach Classic, every weekend, McHenry Bowl, Modesto, 209/571-2695

Thurs.-Sat., May 31-Jun. 2: Hall of Fame Xtravaganza, Red Rock Lanes, Las Vegas,

Thurs.-Sun., May 31-Jun. 3: USBC Super Senior Classic, Sam’s Town Bowling Center, Las Vegas,

Sat., Jun. 2: Mt. Mesa Lanes No Tap Tournament, 2pm & 6pm, bowl 4 games throw out your lowest, limited spots available. For info, call 760/379-3131.

Sat.-Sun., Jun. 2-3: Adult/Youth Doubles Smackdown, Sat. qualifying 1pm & 4pm at Santa Clarita and Linbrook; Sun. Finals at 10am at Winnetka,

Sun., Jun. 3: King/Queen of Pinole Scratch Singles Tourn., 10am, AMF Pinole Valley Lanes, 510/374-9069

Sun.-Sun., Jun. 3-10: USBC Senior Masters, Sam’s Town Bowling Center, Las Vegas,

Fri., Jun. 8: Entry deadline for Adult/Sr. Doubles Tourn., Riverside Lanes, Laughlin (Jul. 14), 909/757-2695

Sat., Jun. 9: First day of Youth Summer league at AMF Southwest Lanes, 12 noon.

Sat., Jun. 9: Cal Bowlers Tour Handicap 6 Gamer, 6pm, Diablo Valley Bowl, Concord, 925/757-2695

Sat., Jun. 9: Silver Foxes Tourn., 10:30am check-in; bowl at 12 noon, Yosemite Lanes, Modesto, 559/381-0356

Sat.-Sun., Jun. 9-10: CUSBC 2018 State Convention, Piccadilly Inn (2305 W. Shaw), Fresno,

Sun., Jun. 10: JAT at Cal Bowl/Season Finale, 9am, Lakewood,

Sun., Jun. 10: Nor Cal Swiss Team Challenge III, 9:30am, Games 1-3 at Dublin; Games 4-6 at Cloverleaf, 925/828-0378,

Sun.-Fri., Jun. 10-15: Suncoast PBA Senior US Open, Suncoast Bowling Center, Las Vegas,

Sat., Jun. 16: Central Valley Masters Trios Tourn., squads at 10am & 2pm, Rancho Bowl, Santa Maria,
Bowling High Scores for Tues., May 29, 2018

Bowling High Scores from AMF Southwest Lanes


300 – Zack Newman; 290 – Norris Richards; 278 – Matt Sanchez; 277 – Dick Brust; 270 – Doc Victor; 269 – Andrew Svoren; 268 – Kenny Branch, Dale Frye; 267 – Tyson Holder, Mike Hefley; 266 – Mark Bess; 265 – Robert Fox, Mike Yorba; 264 – Greg Owens; 263 – Terry Isbell; 262 – Perry Rogan; 259 – Sean Ambrose, Casey Lawrence; 257 – Mike Maloy, Ely Reyes, Zack Long; 255 – Craig Dowd; 249 – Carlie Medina III, Ranny Wiggins; 248 – Rick Bowman, Jack Dunn, Damon Blanton; 247 – Rich Jones; 246 – Tim Henson, Diz Francisco, James Morrow; 245 – Chuck Grove; 243 – Sid Webb; 240 – Buddy Binkley; 238 – Chris Garcia, Kevin Harris, Charles Breeding; 237 – Gary Cole; 236 – Dustan Sanders, Tom Griffith, Greg Hernandez; 235 – Elwood Elliott, Sam Gafford, Phil Cook, Jesse DeLaHerran; 234 – Dundee Wheeldon; 232 – Mike Harmon; 231 – Greg Smotherman; 230 – Kevin Dobbs

Youth Boys:


763 – Dick Brust; 756 – Zack Newman; 755 – Andrew Svoren, Ely Reyes; 746 – Mark Bess; 733 – Mike Yorba; 731 – Damon Blanton; 714 – Diz Francisco; 713 – Norris Richards, Matt Sanchez, Robert Fox, Terry Isbell; 712 – Doc Victor; 706 – Carlie Medina III; 702 – Casey Lawrence

Youth Boys:


270 – Jana Richardson; 267 – Stephanie Sanders; 258 – Lisa Isbell; 246 – Missy Lara; 236 – Lenore Espinoza; 222 – Nancy Curran; 214 – Michelle Davis; 213 – Shizuko Olson, Isabel Brim; 207 – MaryJane Brust; 201 – Virginia Planck, Bee Rivera; 200 – Alice Barefield

Youth Girls:


679 – Lenore Espinoza; 656 – Jana Richardson; 642 – Lisa Isbell; 630 – Stephanie Sanders; 602 – Bee Rivera

Youth Girls:

Bowling Scores from AMF Westchester Lanes
–No scores reported–

Tournament Results:

–Coffee Club*
Sun., May 20, 11am
AMF Westchester Lanes

Handicap Singles: 1. Lynn Bender (943); 2. Dunisha Wright (891); 3. John Curtis (886); 4. Alex Garcia (874).

3-6-9 pot was finally hit by Dunisha Wright!! Alex would like to thank his faithful helper, LaDonna Helton, for always being there!

*Coffee Club is on Sunday mornings starting at 11am at AMF Westchester Lanes. 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!

–AMF Southwest Lanes’ Youth “Tournament of Champions” for Junior All-Stars League
Sat., May 26
AMF Southwest Lanes

“The First Order”—Desmond Smith, Kira Sanders & Taylor DelTiempo

12 & Over
1st – Desmond Smith (+107) – $500 (AMF/Bowlmore)

2nd – Wyatt Dovell (+84) – $150 (league provided)
3rd – Nolan Byers (+64) – $95 (league provided)

11 & Under
1st – Tristan Perham (+109) – $150 (league provided)

2nd – David Alonso (+93) – $100 (league provided)
3rd – Jorge Pineda (+87) – $75 (league provided)

–Central Valley Masters Scratch Open
Sat.-Sun., May 19-20
AMF Southwest Lanes

1st – Jakob Butturff, Tempe, AZ – $5,000
2nd – Anthony Thompson, Redding, CA – $2,100
3rd – Wesley Low, Palmdale, CA – $1,500
4th – Ari Wilson, Las Vegas, NV – $1,200
5th – Kyle King, Glendale, AZ – $1,000
6th – Greg Thompson, Jr., Gilbert, AZ – $700
7th – Michael Pixley, Modesto, CA – $650
8th – Rick Meneley, Santa Maria, CA – $550
9th – Riely Chin, Fresno, CA – $450
10th – Myles Duty, Modesto, CA – $400
11th – Steve Smith, San Diego, CA – $350
12th – Russ Oviatt, Chandler, AZ – $325
13th – Buddy Lucas, Montclair, CA – $300
14th – DeeRon Booker, Anaheim, CA – $290
15th – Darron Peters, Temecula, CA – $280
16th – Justin Ziegler, Henderson, NV – $270
17th – Michael Duran, Banning, CA – $260
18th – Zack Newman, Bakersfield, CA – $250
19th – Ramsey Basuto, Lancaster, CA – $230
20th – Bobby Campagnale, San Bernardino, CA – $200
Total Prize Money – $16,305


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