Bowling column for Tuesday, June 26, 2018
By: Bette Addington
–Central Valley Masters Trios Tournament in Santa Maria – Another Success
In case you missed it, it was held Father’s Day weekend, on Sat., Jun. 16th at Rancho Bowl in Santa Maria. The event drew (35) trios team competing in the two qualifying squads that day. If you haven’t bowled at Rancho Bowl in a while, you would have been treated to bowling on newly re-done lanes and approaches—something we rarely hear being done these days! Add to that, they got brand new synthetic pins. This was the first time CVM held one of their events there and they came away saying, “All we can say is that we have never been treated better. Thank you to the staff that were always asking if we needed anything and was always willing to help.”
With 35 teams, they paid 5 spots and Team Andrew Liever #2 took the win. The Bakersfield team – Team Zackary Long (Zack Long, Charles Gabriel & Robert Fox) came in second place. One 300 game was shot by Ken Green, Sr. from Lompoc.
CVM would like to thank everyone who traveled to support them and thank the CVM crew who always work hard at running these tournaments and they will definitely be back to Rancho Bowl!
For further information on what’s on the horizon, go to www.centralvalleymasters.com.
–GEUSBC Upcoming Bakersfield Scratch Open – Sat., Aug. 11 – AMF Southwest Lanes
The newly-formed Golden Empire USBC Tournament Committee has been busy working to put together some fun local tournaments for bowlers, so if you haven’t already looked on their Facebook page “Golden Empire USBC” look it up and like it so you can stay up with all that is going on or coming up so you can be prepared!
The first tournament coming up is the Bakersfield Scratch Open which will take place on Sat., August 11 at AMF Southwest Lanes. There are two qualifying squads—one at 9:30am and the other at 2pm. $1,000 is guaranteed for first place (based on 50 entries). Cost to enter is $80 for 6 games of qualifying. For further information on this event, go to the Golden Empire USBC Facebook.
–Save Cloverleaf Family Bowl
Another established bowling center located in Fremont is in trouble of being torn down for redevelopment for housing units. The Cloverleaf Family Bowl, which has been in existence now for 55 years could be demolished. David & Marian Hillman opened Cloverleaf Bowl on March 23, 1963, and the center has stayed in the family and is now ran by Mike Hillman.
Please go online and sign the petition now to save Cloverleaf Family Bowl. The link address is https://www.change.org/p/save-cloverleaf-family-bowl.
–CA Bowling Writers NEW Charity
At the 2018 California Bowling Writers Annual Meeting it was decided that the organization would change from Phone Cards to the Troops to Operation: Freedom Paws which is an organization founded by Mary Cortani, a CA bowler and Veteran, that matches dogs with Veterans who have PTSD and other physical, neurological, psychological or mobility needs. The 2018 drive was kicked off at the CUSBC State Convention that was held in Fresno, CA, the weekend of June 9-10. More info will be on the CBW website, www.calbowlingwriters.org or if you would like to donate to this year’s campaign, mail your checks (payable to CBW) to CBW Treasurer Tina Martin, 57 Shields Lane, Novato, CA 94947-3877. Any amount is appreciated.
–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.
–Fall Leagues to consider at AMF Southwest Lanes for Fall, 2018
– Mexican American Men’s League – Friday nights, 6:30pm, teams are 4-men with a weekly 4-point win system. League bowls for 35 weeks. League meeting will be Sat., Aug. 25, at 5pm at Magoo’s Pizza on District Blvd. League starts on Fri., Sept. 7th. For more info, contact Joe Guerra at 809-8840.
– Stockdale Open League (formerly Stockdale Men’s) – Thursday nights, 6:30pm, teams are 4 men, 4 women, or 4 mixed. League bowls for 34 weeks (32 qualifying weeks/8-week sessions), $25 per week per person, handicapped 80% of 230 (max. of 60 pins). League meeting will be on Wed., Aug. 29, at 6:15pm in the Meeting Room at AMF Southwest Lanes. League starts on Thurs., Sept. 6th. For more info or to sign up, see Front Desk at AMF Southwest Lanes.
–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 bowlsummergames.com. 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.
–Weekly Super Scores
– Congratulations to Carlie Medina III on yet another 300 game bowled back-to-back league weeks again on Thurs., June 14, bowling in Robb’s Ball league at AMF Southwest Lanes.
– Congratulations to Michelle Dunn on her 600 series bowled on Thurs., June 21 bowling in Robb’s Ball league at AMF Southwest Lanes. She had games of 156-240-214 for a 610 series.
– Congratulations to Roger Tilford, for capturing the gold again this year bowling in the 2018 Firefighter Olympics held in San Diego this week!
–BOWLING COMMUNITY CALENDAR
Now-June 30: USBC Women’s Championships, National Bowling Stadium, Reno, bowl.com.
Now-July 1: CUSBC 2018 Adult Championships, Keystone Lanes, Norwalk, calusbc.com
Now-July 29: 69th Peach Classic, every weekend, McHenry Bowl, Modesto, 209/571-2695
Fri.-Sat., Jun. 29-30: Xframe 4th of July Tourn., West Covina Lanes, West Covina, 626/960-3636
Fri.-Sun., Jun. 29-Jul. 1: CBT (Competitive Bowling Tournaments) event, The Orleans, Las Vegas, CBTbowling.com
Sat., Jun. 30: Teen Masters Double Trouble XL, South Point, Las Vegas, teenmastersbowling.com
Sat. & Sun., Jun. 30-Jul. 1: CUSBC Diddy Watts Youth Challenge Qualifier, Linbrook Bowl, Anaheim, calusbc.com
Sun.-Fri., Jul 1-6: Teen Masters Boys Championship and Girls Championship, South Point, Las Vegas, teenmastersbowling.com
Mon.-Sat., Jul. 2-7: ABT Summer Nationals, South Point, Las Vegas, abtbowling.com
Mon.-Sun., Jul. 2-8: TAT (True Amateur Tourn.) 2018 TAT Amateur Classic, The Orleans, 1/844-321-8100, tatbowl.com
Wed., Jul. 4: July Firecracker Jr./Adult Tourn., Fireside Lanes, Sacramento
Fri., Jul. 6: Early entry deadline for Glenn Allison’s Anchor Girl Trio (7/14), La Habra Bowl, 562/691-6721
Sat., Jul. 7: Mt. Mesa Lanes Trios Tourn., squads at 9am, 1pm & 5pm, 760/379-3131
Sat., Jul. 7: Scotch Doubles, 12 noon, Keystone Lanes, Norwalk, 562/868-3261
Sat. & Sun., Jul. 7-8: HammerPins Handicap Summer Foursome Tourn., Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, hammerpins.net
Bowling High Scores for Tues., June 26, 2018
Bowling High Scores from AMF Southwest Lanes
MEN’S HIGH GAMES
300 – Carlie Medina III; 290 – Zack Newman; 289 – Andrew Svoren; 279 – Mark Bess, Brian Maurseth; 275 – Jack Dunn, Jesse DeLaHerran; 267 – Mike Harmon; 266 – Caxon Moore; 258 – Roger Tilford, Zack Long; 257 – Mike Maloy; 256 – Rick Bowman, Tim Brust; 254 – Sid Webb, Mike Severy; 253 – Doc Victor, Kevin Hale; 250 – Gary Cole; 249 – Hobbe Ellis; 247 – Bill Field, Craig Dowd; 246 – James Morrow, Ron Erickson; 245 – Jerry Barker, RJ Richardson, Tony Slabach; 244 – Sam Junyor; 243 – Warren Green, Phil Chow; 242 – Mike Wafford; 241 – Matt Sanchez; 238 – Randy Hale; 236 – Cico Johnson, Charles Breeding; 235 – Ranny Wiggins, Darrell Umbarger, Antonio Avery, Hak Kim; 234 – Russ Tweedy, Eric Grider, Nick Garcia; 233 – Sean Ambrose , Greg Owen; 232 – Joseph Rodriguez, Kevin Dobbs; 231 – George Alvarez
267 – Taylor DelTiempo; 185 – Desmond Smith; 179 – Anthony Regpala, Tristan Perham; 169 – Aiden Lo; 161 – Wyatt Dovell, Jorge Pineda
MEN’S HIGH SERIES
764 – Zack Newman; 763 – Andrew Svoren; 745 – Carlie Medina III; 752 – Jesse DeLaHerran; 738 – Phil Chow; 736 – Brian Maurseth; 721 – Kevin Hale; 708 – James Morrow, Zack Long; 706 – Jack Dunn
613 – Taylor DelTiempo; 516 – Desmond Smith; 493 – Tristan Perham
WOMEN’S HIGH GAMES
262 – Barb Francisco; 248 – Michelle Davis; 246 – Lisa Isbell; 245 – Mary Gunsolus, Stephanie Sanders; 234 – Susan DeCant; 230 – Shirley Hubble; 226 –
Dunisha Wright; 225 – Tracye Hicks; 224 – Patricia Cole; 222 – Virginia Planck
166 – Justine Tweedy; 147 – Jessica Escalera
WOMEN’S HIGH SERIES
684 – Stephanie Sanders; 649 – Lisa Isbell; 618 – Michelle Davis
412 – Justine Tweedy
Bowling Scores from AMF Westchester Lanes
MEN’S HIGH GAMES
136 – Cap; 99 – Kyle; 78 – Kellan Weaver
MEN’S HIGH SERIES
322 – Cap; 255 – Kyle; 223 – Kellan Weaver
WOMEN’S HIGH GAMES
55 – Kady Richardson
WOMEN’S HIGH SERIES
142 – Kady Richardson
–CVM Trios Tournament
Sat., June 16
Rancho Bowl, Santa Maria
1st – Team Andrew Liever #2 (2894) – $1,800
2nd – Team Zackary Long (2828) – $1,095
3rd – Team Tyson Barns #2 (2744) – $675
4th – Team Lhito Sariego (2739) – $420
5th – Team Pat Smart (2703) – $210
Sun., June 24, 11am
AMF Westchester Lanes
Handicap Doubles: 1. RJ Richardson & Pudge “Killa” Miller (1787); 2. Eric Wisdom & Lorene Elijah (1542).
Handicap Singles: 1. RJ Richardson (831); 2. Pudge “Killa” Miller (856); 3. Eric Wisdom (803).
3-6-9 pot was not hit and is currently at $330. Alex again would like to recognize and thank, Norris Richards, for always helping out!
*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!