Bowling Column by Bette Addington

 

–Oh Say Can You C!! The C’s Celebrated the Mt. Mesa Trios Tournament with Strikes!!

Mt. Mesa Lanes/Gabby Mayfield hosted their first-ever Trios Tournament this past Sat., July 7. There were three qualifying squads and the event ended up with (24) teams competing. Quite a few bowlers from Bakersfield made the trip to Lake Isabella to support this event including many of the Central Valley Masters group, who also helped Gabby with the event.

First C out of the gate with a 300 game was Carlie Medina III, followed by Bowler of the Year Charles Gabriel who shot a 299, then Craig Dowd joined in and also shot a 299. Congratulations for some great bowling for these three. The tournament used a house shot. “They took the top two teams from each of the three squads and then took the top two high alternates from all three squads who didn’t qualify,” said Ian Byers/CVM who kept the stats. A good time was had by all! When the strikes cleared, the champions were Lake Isabella’s Jordan Clements and Cameron Mason with Bakersfield’s Bobby Long.

Gabby Mayfield added, “Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our first trios tournament! We had a lot of fun, it was full at 24 teams which was awesome! We hope to have another successful event soon!”

–Four Local Youth Bowlers Qualify for State Diddy Watts’ Challenge

Congratulations to Deaken Kimbrell, Taylor Del Tiempo, Desmond Smith and Gabriella Hogan on qualifying for the Diddy Watts State Semifinals which will be held on Aug. 11 at Rancho Bowl in Santa Maria. They qualified in the Diddy Watts Youth Qualifier the weekend of June 30-July 1 that was held at Linbrook Bowl in Anaheim.

–GEUSBC Hall of Fame Nomination Boxes Out at Centers

The Hall of Fame nomination boxes are out on the front counters of AMF Southwest Lanes, Mt. Mesa Lanes and AMF Westchester Lanes for league bowlers to be able to nominate their choices for bowlers to be considered for the honor of either Superior Performance or Meritorious Service. Please notice that qualifications for both honors are printed on the sides of the nomination boxes (green is for Superior Performance and yellow is for Meritorious Service). Nominations need to meet these qualifications in order to be considered. Then fill out a slip for whichever honor you want your nominee to be considered and drop it in the box. These boxes will remain out now until July 25th. All nominations slips will be reviewed by the GEUSBC Hall of Fame Committee to check if those nominated fit the qualifications and, if they do, those names will be added to the 2018 list of nominees. The Hall of Fame Committee will be meeting a couple more times this season to narrow the names down to recommend to the GEUSBC Board to be considered for induction for 2018. Those currently serving on the Hall of Fame Committee are Glenn Yeoman, Aris Anadilla, Mike Hefley, Bette Addington, Sonny Pollard, Lisa Isbell & Ian Byers. 2018 inductees will be honored at the 2018 GEUSBC Awards Banquet scheduled for Sat., Oct. 20th at the Eagles Hall downtown.

–Save the Date – EBI Demo Day, Thur., August 2nd, AMF Southwest Lanes

Open to all Summer league bowlers and local league bowlers to give you a chance to try the latest EBI balls that will just be released to prepare for the upcoming Fall/Winter league season! Robb White/Robb’s Pro Shop will present the EBI Demo Day on Thurs., Aug. 2nd, from 3pm-6pm so mark your calendars now so you don’t miss this opportunity to be able to try the latest from Ebonite, Hammer, Track or Columbia line.

–GEUSBC Upcoming Bakersfield Scratch Open – Sat., Aug. 11 – AMF Southwest Lanes

Have you checked out the new Facebook page “Golden Empire USBC” yet? If not, you’ve missed a lot and need to like it!

The first tournament put together by the newly-formed Golden Empire USBC Tournament Committee coming up is the Bakersfield Scratch Open which will take place on Sat., August 11/National Bowling Day 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.

–Local Youth Coaches presented Bowling Shirts from Youth Bowlers

As many of you may or may not know, Directors and Board members of your local association are volunteers and do not get paid and do what they do for the love of the sport. This extends to those who work the Lane Certification Committee as well as those who are our Youth Coaches for the Saturday Junior league. They give up their Saturdays to come help coach those youths that want to improve their game and obviously their efforts don’t go unnoticed. Golden Empire USBC should be proud to know we had two youths win their 2018 State BVL divisions as well as we just had four youths advance to the State Diddy Watts semifinals!

GEUSBC Youth Director Kristin Smith explained how all this came about. “I thought back to my team mom little league days and how all the parents would pitch in to buy the coaches a gift at the end of the season. My husband has a friend who manufactures these shirts, so we reached out to him. My husband did the graphic design and his friend gave us a great deal. I handed out a “top secret” letter to all the parents and kids asking if they would like to pitch in on a gift for the coaches and most of them did. Everyone is so grateful for all their (bowling coaches) time and dedication, so they were all for it! We have amazing coaches and they deserved the world. But, all we could afford were the shirts, ha, ha!”
Bowling coaches Phil Chow, Brian Maurseth, Randall Carter and Lisa Isbell were presented their bowling shirts at the end of the season a couple weeks back at AMF Southwest Lanes.

–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. Over the 4th of July holiday, in a local parade, an entry in the parade was done by a group of bowlers who wanted to bring attention to this issue and was well received!

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.

–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

– PBA Mondays – Monday nights, 6:30pm, Match Play Singles, 4 games individual Match Play on certified Sport conditions, handicapped 80% of 200. League bowls for 30 weeks on 3 different Sport patterns. League begins on Mon., Sept. 10. For more info, contact Diz Francisco at 599-3097 or front desk.
– 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 Jack Dunn on his 4th career 300 game that he rolled for his second game of the night on Wed., June 27th bowling in the Gamblers Anonymous league at AMF Southwest Lanes.
– Congratulations to Andrew Svoren who came out blasting strikes and added another 300 game for his first game of the night to his career of many on Thurs., June 28th bowling in Robb’s Ball league at AMF Southwest Lanes. Teammates Jesse DeLaHerran rolled a 245 and Kevin Harris, a 246, so his team–“3 Guys/6 Balls”—bowled a whopping 791 scratch team game that game which took over the league’s season top scratch game!

–BOWLING COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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

Fri.-Sun., Jul. 13-15: 19th Pete Montalvo Memorial Open, Strikes Unlimited, Rocklin, mambo.org

Sat., Jul. 14: EBI International Harley’s Scratch 6 Gamer, 6pm, Harley’s Valley Bowl, Simi Valley, 805/415-7018

Sat., Jul. 14: Glenn Allison’s Anchor Girl Trio, 10am and 2pm, La Habra 300 Bowl, 562/691-6721, lh300bowl@gmail.com

Sat., Jul. 14: Silver Foxes Tournament of Champions, 10:30 check-in; bowl at 12 noon, AMF Rodeo Lanes, Clovis, 559/381-0356

Sat., Jul. 14: Adult/Sr. VIP Doubles Tourn., Riverside Lanes, Laughlin, 909/628-3966

Sat.-Sat., Jul. 14-21: USBC Jr. Gold Championships, Forum Bowling Lanes, Grand Prairie, TX, bowl.com

Sun., Jul. 15: Triple B’s Scratch 8 Gamer, 8:30am check-in; bowl at 9:30am, Bowlium Lanes, Montclair

Sun., Jul. 15: Visalia Masters, check-in at 10am; bowl at 11am, Bowlero Visalia Lanes

Wed., Jul. 18: Golden Empire USBC Board Meeting, 6pm, AMF Southwest Lanes

Fri.-Sun., Jul. 20-22: PBA/PBA50 Secoma Lanes West/NoWest Open, Federal Way, WA, bowl.com

Sat.-Sun., Jul. 21-22 & Jul. 28-29: CUSBC 2018 Youth Championships, Keystone Lanes, Norwalk, calusbc.com

Sat.-Sun., Jul. 21-22: West Coast Senior Tour Singles, Riverside Casino Lanes, Laughlin, 760/792-4596

Sun., Jul. 22: GameTimeBowlers Battle 7 “The Home Stretch,” 10:30am, Bowlium Lanes, Montclair, 844/228-8539

Sun., Jul. 22: HammerPins Summer Scratch 8-Gamer, 10am, Stars Recreation Ctr., Vacaville, hammerpins.net

Sun., Jul. 22: Scratch 6-Gamer Doubles, 12 noon, Yosemite Lanes, Modesto, 209/524-9161
Bowling High Scores for Tues., July 10, 2018

Bowling High Scores from AMF Southwest Lanes

MEN’S HIGH GAMES

300 – Jack Dunn, Andrew Svoren; 288 – Jesse DeLaHerran; 279 – James Morrow, Mark Bess, Zack Newman; 270 – Jeff Ellington, Randy Hale; 269 – Tim Henson; 268 – Zack Long; 266 – Rick Bowman, George Alvarez, Caxon Moore, Diz Francisco; 265 – Cico Johnson, Charles Gabriel; 264 – Terry Hickey; 259 – Phil Chow; 258 – Ron Erickson, Mike Maloy, Mike Yorba, Matt Sanchez; 256 – Tim Brust, Carlie Medina III; 253 – Greg Smotherman; 252 – Kevin Dobbs, Eric Grider; 249 – Craig Dowd; 247 – Sid Webb, Mark Harmon, John Gonsulos; 246 – Kevin Harris; 245 – Mike Hefley, RJ Richardson, Arnold Espinoza; 244 – Sam Junyor; 243 – Mike Wafford, Charles Breeding; 242 – Billy Weeks; 241 – Matt Sanchez; 238 – Jerome Ennis; 237 – Roger Tilford; 236 – Doc Victor, Chuck Grove, Greg Hernandez; 235 – Lynn Bender, Ranny Wiggins; 234 – Mikey Harmon, Hobbes Ellis, Kevin Hale; 233 – Sean Ambrose; 232 – Sam Gafford, Tom Griffith; 231 – Brian Maurseth

Youth Boys:
203 – Desmond Smith; 189 – Anthony Regpala; 181 – Deacon Kimbrell; 170 – Mason Hamlin

MEN’S HIGH SERIES

760 – Jesse DeLaHerran; 758 – Zack Long; 744 – Andrew Svoren; 738 – Mike Hefley; 728 – Zack Newman; 727 – Tim Henson; 726 – Diz Francisco; 719 – Phil Chow; 714 – Ron Erickson; 711 – Craig Dowd; 708 – James Morrow; 704 – Rick Bowman

Youth Boys:
505 – Desmond Smith; 467 – Anthony Regpala

WOMEN’S HIGH GAMES

259 – Stephanie Sanders; 258 – Lisa Isbell; 256 – Lenore Espinoza; 244 – Tracye Hicks; 242 – Barb Francisco; 240 – Michelle Dunn; 234 – Lorri Howell; 226 – Dunisha Wright; 225 – Bee Rivera; 222 – Jana Richardson; 212 – Bette Addington; 209 – Nancy Carr; 202 – Sandra Jimenez

Youth Girls:
172 – Justine Tweedy; 167 – Queona Reyes; 145 – Haley Dovell

WOMEN’S HIGH SERIES

729 – Lisa Isbell; 689 – Barb Francisco; 688 – Stephanie Sanders; 656 – Tracye Hicks; 631 – Lorri Howell; 616 – Lenore Espinoza; 610 – Michelle Dunn

Youth Girls:
437 – Justine Tweedy; 402 – Queona Reyes; 377 – Jessica Escalera

Bowling Scores from AMF Westchester Lanes
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Tournament Results:

–Mt. Mesa Lanes Trios Tournament
Sat., July 7
Mt. Mesa Lanes, Lake Isabella

1st – Jordan Clements, Cameron Mason & Bobby Long
2nd – Paul St. Laurent, Tim Henson & Rich Jones
3rd – Zack Long, Charles Gabriel & Jana Richardson
4th – Greg Hernandez, Robert Fox & RJ Richardson
5th – Chris Gregory, John Curtis & Carlie Medina III
6th – Gabby Mayfield, Jeremy Atkinson & Jim Burrows
7th – Carolina Alvarez, Andrew Svoren & Matt Sanchez
8th – Russ Tweedy, Norris Richards & Alex Garcia

–Coffee Club*
Sun., July 8, 11am
AMF Westchester Lanes

Handicap Singles: 1. Zack “The Real” Long (934); Alex “10lb ball” Garcia (881); Lynn “The Pin” Bender (859).

3-6-9 pot was hit by Zack “The Real” Long for $25. Alex said he can never say enough about his helpers—“LA”Donna and No “The Norris!”

SPECIAL NOTICE: Next Sunday, Jul. 15, Coffee Club will be doing a 9-Pin No Tap Coffee Club!

–Coffee Club
Sun., July 1, 11am
AMF Westchester Lanes

Handicap Doubles: 1. Lynn “The Pin” Bender & Doc Victor (1699); 2. Angel Purcell & Pudge Miller (1689).

Handicap Singles: 1. Alex Garcia (890); 2. Lynn Bender (866); 3. Pudge Miller (859).

3-6-9 was hit today by Alex Garcia for $360! Alex said he always has to thank his helpers, Norris and “LA”Donna!

*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!!

 
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