Bowling Column by Bette Addington

Bowling column for Tuesday, July 24, 2018
By: Bette Addington

–Upcoming GoBowling sponsored NASCAR race

National Bowling Day 2018 is coming up on Sat., Aug. 11th. National Bowling Day Week will be kicked off with GoBowling’s sponsorship of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Race at Watkins Glen International Speedway on Sun., Aug. 5. To add to the excitement, some lucky person has a chance to win $10k if No. 10, Stewart-Haas Racing car, to be driven by Aric Almirola, takes the checkered flag at this race. Last day to enter is Aug. 5. Go to https://gobowling.com/10k

–Celebrate National Bowling Day at The BLVD!

On Saturday, August 11, from 8am-10am, you can bowl at The BLVD! for just $2 a game with just $2 for shoe rental (up to 6 people per lane). So if you’ve been wanting to check out bowling and experience The BLVD!, here’s your time to do it! Offer is valid on Sat., Aug. 11 from 8am to 10am only and is subject to availability. The BLVD! is located at 3200 Buck Owens Blvd. across from Zingo’s Café.

–In 2 Weeks – 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. It is FREE to come down and try out these new balls on the market. Bring your favorite-fitting bowling ball to help them find the best fit for you to try out these balls.

JOE GOLDSTEIN, SR. – A BOWLER WHO CONTRIBUTES BOTH ON AND OFF THE LANES

Last summer at the EBI Demo Day that was held at AMF Southwest Lanes in Bakersfield, we were honored to have EBI Staffer Joe Goldstein, Sr. there sharing his knowledge of the EBI line helping bowlers select a new bowling ball best for them. He lives in the Bay area, so having him drive five-plus hours to Bakersfield to help run the Demo Day is special. Not only special to us but special to him!

In a couple weeks, Goldstein will be traveling to Bakersfield once again to help with the upcoming EBI Demo Day which will take place on Thurs., Aug. 2, from 3pm-6pm, at AMF Southwest Lanes in Bakersfield, CA. It is probably even more special this year as he is still recovering from a very damaging staph infection he got late last fall in his right foot/ankle. He kept having a lot of pain and when he went to bowl the Storm Mixed in Reno, on his first shot in practice, he said it felt like “my right heel exploded.” But he made it through the set in pain on a three “step” delivery for a 567 series. Three surgeries over the next eight months to rid him of the infection and then to correct his loss of flexibility in his ankle, he is now ready to finally return to bowling and with the help of physical rehab and his dedication, he can return to the PBA life once again.

Goldstein’s love of bowling radiates when you meet him. 2018 marks his 15th year on the EBI Staff. His bowling career started 45 years ago when he began bowling at the Sports Center Bowl in San Francisco. His current average has dropped to a 209 but considering his past season and what he has been through, that’s phenomenal. He usually averages above 225. His career highest book was 235 in 2013. Although he has never done the PBA tour, he has “always wanted to take a year or two and try my hand at it.” Nevertheless, he has some PBA Regional titles, three of them in fact, that he can boast about. The first one came in Visalia in May, 2009, “where I had to go up against my good friend, Tony Reyes, for the title.” His other two wins are a PBA50 in Daly City (2012) and another in Reno at the National Bowling Stadium (2013).

When asked if he’s every been televised at a PBA event, he said he’s come real close and been on Xtra Frame highlights during the PBA50 stops that he competed in. He bowled a 300 on Xtra Frame at the Northern CA Classic in Brentwood where he “nearly” made the show and also “nearly” made the USBC Senior Masters televised finals in 2016. Both tournaments he finished 6th.
If he’s not competing in Regionals or Master events, he is involved with bowling through the Bowlers Experience Pro Shop inside Cloverleaf Family Bowl. Not one to say he coaches anyone, he will admit that he’s “helped many get better and enjoy the game more with my help.” His home center is currently Sea Bowl in Pacifica where he plans to bowl a fun league with his family at the start of this winter season.

His life as an EBI Staffer involves working five or more Demos per year “whenever they are reasonably close to me. I don’t mind a road trip to help as well. As a staffer, we have requirements to keep our brand names alive and to engage bowlers in any possible way. I choose to attend more than our required amount for a couple of reasons. Hammer Bowling and EBI have kept me as a Rep for so many years, through good and bad times and I’ve stuck by them as well. I believe that we have the strongest family in bowling and growing stronger every day. My District Sales Managers have been very good to me from the great Pam Buckner to Mike Snellbaker to my manager now, Adam Ishman. I will do anything I can for Adam and EBI always.”

The EBI Demo Day will bring us brand new balls on the market from Ebonite, Hammer, Columbia and Track. Goldstein said, “as a Staffer, I do get my new releases before the public does and have time to sample and showcase them before the Demos, so I have more personal info on them to share with the Demo bowlers.” When asked if he, himself, ever been involved with the creation of a ball, Goldstein replied, “I personally have not been part of the creation of any of our balls, but you never know in the future… Every development began as an idea, and ours are welcome and taken seriously. Maybe I’ll come up with a ball idea or name that makes the development process!”

When asked what he enjoys the most when putting on a Demo Day, he said, “What I enjoy most about running a Demo Day is the chance to talk and mingle with bowlers of all skill levels. To be able to help build their games with new equipment and to build their confidence through encouragement…..priceless! During the Demo, I can spend some one-on-one time with a bowler who’s looking to find that new piece of equipment that helps with something that’s missing in their lineup or that creates a certain shape on the lane that they’ve been looking for.” This is what a Demo Day is all about and it is totally FREE to bowlers to experience. The Demo balls are either 14lb. or 15lb. balls with a broad selection of spans with interchangeable grips and thumb slugs so it is very important that you bring your best fitting ball to help them get the best demo ball fit for you when you arrive to test these new balls out.

Goldstein will be joined by several other Staffers to put on this Demo Day and all local staffers usually join in and offer to help put on this event as well to help service all the bowlers that show up. Local legend, Carlie Medina III, is partly responsible for bringing Goldstein to Bakersfield and when Goldstein talked about Carlie, he said, “Where do I start about Carlie Medina? Well I’ve known this man for quite a few years by competing against him and watching his scoring clinics to getting to know him as a close, personal friend and teammate and travel companion to a fellow EBI Staffer. This is one individual who exemplifies what a bowler should strive to be. Friendly, generous and what a force to be reckoned with!! I am proud to call this man my friend.” EBI is proud to say they have an abundance of big names on the national PBA and PBA50 tours such as Josh Blanchard, Jakob Butturff, Ronnie Russell, Shannon O’Keefe, Andrew Anderson and many more. Their most notable player on the PBA50 tour is the great Amleto Monacelli, who, Goldstein said, “is still in great shape and still throws it great as well.” These great balls have 20 National PBA titles and quite a few PBA 50 National titles as well and “there’s no end in sight.”

So, drop on by AMF Southwest Lanes (3610 Wible Road, Bakersfield) for the upcoming Demo Day on Aug. 2, and meet Goldstein and get to witness what he brings to town—“To say in a nutshell what I can bring to the Demo Day is my love for the game, my willingness to help all bowlers, and to help our labels grow in all areas. I am not the most technical bowler, but I do understand the game and will use what I know to help our Demo Day attendees.” This just in…..joining him at this event will be Adam Ishman/EBI District Sales Manager along with Carlie Medina.

–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 geusbc.org or email Information.geusbc@gmail.com.

–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.

–What’s Up at AMF Southwest Lanes – 3610 Wible Road, 661/834-2695
Hours:Mon.-Thurs., Open at 12 noon; Close at 11pm
Fridays, Open at 10am; Close at 1am
Saturdays, Open at 11am; Close at 1am
Sundays, Open at 11am; Close at 11pm
Open Play Prices: Monday-Thursdays, Open-4pm – $3.64; 4pm-8pm – $5.04; 8pm-Close – $3.64
Fridays, Open-4pm – $3.64; 4pm-6pm – $5.14; 6pm-Close – $5.74
Saturdays, Open-6pm – $5.14; 6pm-Close – $5.74
Sundays, Open-6pm – $5.14; 6pm-Close – $5.74
Upcoming Fall Leagues:
– 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.
– Vegas Funtime League – Tuesday nights, 6:30pm, teams are 4 bowlers, $18 per week per bowler. League meeting will be on Tues., Sept. 11 at 6pm (first night of league). Get 3 Days & 2 Nights in Vegas, $3,000 paid to first place team, all teams cash/In-squad cash prize drawings. Cocktail Party, Awards Dinner & Entertainment, Breakfast & Lunch Buffet.
– 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.
– 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.

–What’s Up at AMF Westchester Lanes – 1819 – 30th Street, 661/324-4966
Hours: Mon.-Thurs., Open at 2pm; Close at 10pm
Fri., Open at 2pm; Close at 1am
Sat., Open at 11am; Close at 1am
Sun., Open at 11am; Close at 10pm
Open Play Prices: Monday-Thursdays, Open-4pm – $3.64; 4pm-8pm – $5.04; 8pm-Close – $3.64
Fridays, Open-4pm – $3.64; 4pm-Close – $5.14
Saturday, Open-Close – $5.14
Sunday, Open-Close – $5.14
Upcoming Fall Leagues:
Monday nights – Spare Me & Adult/Jr. Doubles, 6pm, starts Sept. 10
Tuesday nights – Tuesday Ladies Handicap, 6pm, starts Sept. 4
Wednesday nights – Kern Bell & State Farm, 6pm, starts Sept. 12 (State Farm, Sept. 19, closed league)
Thursday nights – GR8 Times & UPS Store, 6pm, starts Sept. 20 for GR8 and Sept. 13 for UPS Store
Sundays – Coffee Club, 11am, ongoing
Sundays – Lights Out, 3pm, starts Oct. 21
Join a league this Fall and get 20% off food & drinks, (2) FREE practice games per week, 10% off parties & events and exclusive league coupons & birthday extras!

Now 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 Phil Cook who casually picked up the Big 4 split on Thurs., July 12, bowling in Robb’s Ball league at AMF Southwest Lanes during his first game of the night!

–BOWLING COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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

Tues., Jul. 24: Junior Gold (U12) on CBSSN, 8pm EST

Thurs.-Sun., Jul. 26-29: Amateur Bowlers Tournament Summer Nationals, South Point, Las Vegas, bowl.com

Fri.-Sun., Jul. 27-29: 20th Reno Jr./Adult Invitational, National Bowling Stadium, Reno, 916/663-5897, renojradult.net

Sat., Jul. 28: San Joaquin Bowling Club Singles Tourn., Yosemite Lanes, Modesto, 559/385-8837

Sat., Jul. 28: Gold Pin Tourn., 1pm, Earl Anthony’s Dublin Bowl, 925/828-7550

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

Sat.-Sun., Jul. 28-29: CBT/San Diego Open, Doubles & Singles, Mira Mesa Lanes, San Diego, 661/468-3796, cbtbowling.com

Sun., Jul. 29: HammerPins Mixed Team Tourn., 10am, Harvest Park Bowl, Brentwood, hammerpins.net

Mon., Jul. 30: Registration deadline for USBC Bronze Level Coaching Class in Fresno (8/11-12), bowl.com

Tues., Jul. 31: Junior Gold (U15), CBSSN, 8pm EST

Tues.-Fri., Jul. 31-Aug. 3: USBC Senior Championships, National Bowling Stadium, Reno, bowl.com

Thurs., Aug. 2: EBI Demo Day, 3pm-6pm, AMF Southwest Lanes

Fri.-Sun., Aug. 3-5: 10th Cal Bowlers Tour Reno Invitational, National Bowling Stadium, Reno, 925/757-2695, CalBowlersTour@aol.com

Sat., Aug. 4: PWBA St. Petersburg-Clearwater Open (live), CBSSN, 5pm EST

Sat., Aug. 4: West Coast Senior Tour Singles, Canyon Lanes, Cabazon, 760/792-4596

Sat.-Wed., Aug. 4-15: 11th Las Vegas August Military Team Classic, South Point, Las Vegas, high-roller.com

Sat.-Sun., Aug. 4-Sept. 23: 29th Fresno Bowling Championship Tourn., 8 weekends, Rodeo/Bowlero Lanes, Clovis, 559/252-4884

Sun., Aug. 5: Registration deadline for semi-finalists for CUSBC Diddy Watts Youth Challenge, calusbc.com

Tues., Aug. 7: Junior Gold (U20), CBSSN, 8pm EST
Bowling High Scores for Tues., July 24, 2018

Bowling High Scores from AMF Southwest Lanes

MEN’S HIGH GAMES

279 – Greg Smotherman, Carlie Medina III, Chuck Grove; 278 – Richard Perham Brust, Kevin Hale; 270 – Charles Gabriel; 269 – Craig Dowd; 268 – Sid Webb, Zack Newman; 267 – Mike Yorba; 265 – Mike Wafford; 260 – Sam Gafford; 259 –
Mike Maloy, Robert Fox, Chris Garcia; 258 – Kelly Nichols, Tom Griffith, Zack Long, Norris Richards; 257 – Rick Bowman, Jerry Barker, Brian Maurseth; 256 – Sean Ambrose, Matt Sanchez, Billy Weeks; 255 – Andrew Svoren, James Morrow; 254 – Jack Dunn, Jesse DeLaHerran; 249 – Roger Tilford; 248 – Diz Francisco, Aris Anadilla; 245 – Charlie Roberts, Tim Henson; 241 – Mark Bess; 238 – Arnold Espinoza; 237 – Cico Johnson; 236 – Mike Severy, Greg Hernandez, Mike Hefley; 235 – Paul St. Laurent; 234 – Doc Victor; 233 – Donnie Carr; 232 – John Gonsolus; 231 – Tim Brust, Bill Field; 230 – Mikey Harmon, Charles Breeding

Youth Boys:
237 – Taylor Del Tiempo; 204 – Anthony Regpala; 203 – Desmond Smith; 183 – Tristan Perham; 181 – Deaken Kimbrell; 180 – Aiden Lo; 179 – Jorge Pineda; 178 – Mason Hamlin

MEN’S HIGH SERIES

768 – Kevin Hale; 767 – Zack Newman; 757 – Carlie Medina III; 746 – Mike Yorba; 741 – Rick Bowman ; 740 – Tom Griffith; 737 – Greg Smotherman; 732 – Chuck Grove; 729 – Richard Perham Brust, Mike Maloy ; 725 – Craig Dowd, Robert Fox; 717 – Mike Wafford; 714 – Jerry Barker; 707 – Chris Garcia

Youth Boys:
606 – Taylor Del Tiempo; 541 – Anthony Regpala; 516 – Desmond Smith; 496 – Tristan Perham; 484 – Deaken Kimbrell; 482 – Mason Hamlin

WOMEN’S HIGH GAMES

264 – Dunisha Wright; 254 – Lenore Espinoza; 248 – Lisa Isbell; 246 – Tracye Hicks; 240 – Sue Wiggins; 225 – Barb Francisco; 223 – Jaci Reynaga; 222 – Cynthia Carr; 221 – Susan DeCant; 213 – Lorri Howell; 212 – Nancy Carr; 209 – Keri Bost; 208 – Bette Addington; 204 – Michelle Davis, Stephanie Sanders, Sizuko Olson; 201 – Deloris Tanabe

Youth Girls:
188 – Jessica Escalera; 184 – Justine Tweedy; 167 – Queona Reyes; 145 – Haley Dovell

WOMEN’S HIGH SERIES

640 – Lisa Isbell, Tracye Hicks; 639 – Dunisha Wright; 618 – Barb Francisco

Youth Girls:
437 – Justine Tweedy; 410 – Jessica Escalera; 402 – Queona Reyes; 352 – Haley Dovell

Bowling Scores from AMF Westchester Lanes

MEN’S HIGH GAMES

Youth Boys:
125 – Cap; 115 – Kyle; 78 – Kellan

MEN’S HIGH SERIES

Youth Boys:
346 – Cap; 256 – Kyle; 170 – Kellan

WOMEN’S HIGH GAMES

Youth Girls:
64 – Kady

WOMEN’S HIGH SERIES

Youth Girls:
161 – Kady

Tournament Results:

–Coffee Club*
Sun., July 22, 11am
AMF Westchester Lanes

Handicap Singles: 1. Don “Get’n my groove back” Snow (905); 2. Pudge “Left eye” Miller (875); 3. “No” The Norris Richards (853); 4. Alex “10lb. ball” Garcia (805).

3-6-9 pot was almost hit by Eric “Birthday Boy” Wisdom. Carryover pot is now at $130! Alex would like to thank Don Snow for the donation to cover next week’s donuts! Also to Chris & Bette Addington who designed a program to run Coffee Club a little smoother. Thanks to Lo and Norris for the Krispy Kreme’s!

–Coffee Club
Sun., July 15, 11am
AMF Westchester Lanes
-Special No-Tap-

Handicap Doubles: 1. Norris Richards & Eric Wisdom (2012); 2. Christina Appodaca & Jack Dunn (2002); 3. Pudge Miller & Thomas “Gunz” Stancil (1996)

Handicap Singles: 1. Mr. “No” Norris Richards* (1088); 2. Christina Appodaca (1023); 3. Charles Allen (1017).

*No-tap 300 by Norris Richards!

3-6-9 carryover is at $75!

*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! And, NEW, once a month, a No-Tap Tournament will be scheduled!!

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