Bowling column for Tuesday, January 7, 2020
By: Bette Addington

–GEUSBC 2019-20 Awards Banquet – Sat., January 25th – Stockdale Moose Lodge

All local bowlers are invited to attend the Golden Empire USBC Awards Banquet for both adult and youth bowlers that will be taking place on Sat., January 25th, starting at 6pm at the Moose Lodge (Belle Terrace & Stine). Tickets are now on sale from any GEUSBC Director and MUST be purchased by Mon., January 20th. Besides the Awards Banquet that night, there will also be a Youth Pancake Breakfast at the Stockdale Moose Lodge that morning from 7:30am-11:00am so your meals for that day are covered!

Tickets for the Awards Banquet are $20 for a Steak dinner or $10 for a Hamburger dinner. The Youth Pancake Breakfast tickets are $7 each.

Come attend and help induct our 2019 Class for Hall of Fame, congratulate the Bowlers of the Year (both adult & youth) and applaud the BVL Division winners as well as the annual City Championship tournament winners. Celebrate local bowling and the many individuals that make local bowling great!

GEUSBC Board Members that you can purchase tickets from are President Zack Long, VP Alice Roper, Youth VP Gabby Mayfield, Sgt. at Arms Chester Waybright, Assoc. Manager Nancy Weber, Bette Addington, Darryl Watkins, Jessica Allred, Jana Richardson, Stephanie Sanders, Norris Richards, Mary Jane Brust, Lorri Howell, Taylor DelTiempo, McKenna Powers, Keri Bost and Kira Sanders. If you don’t see any of these Directors out on the lanes and wish to purchase a ticket, please call or text Zack Long at 661/623-5707 before January 20th.

–First Scratch 6 Gamer for 2020 – Sun., January 12 – Yosemite Lanes

This Sunday, January 12th, will be the start of the 2020 Scratch 6 Gamers held at Yosemite Lanes in Modesto. Check in starts at 11am with bowling starting at 12 noon. Entry fee is $60. Optional Brackets, High Game Pot, Last Game Pot and senior insurance will also be available. This Sunday’s pattern will be on the PBA Mark Roth (42 feet). Any questions, contact Wayne Garber at 209/524-9161.

–New Book Just Released about Earl Anthony

Just released – “Earl – The Greatest Bowler of All Time” book by Barry Sparks is now available with 10% of profits being donates to the Earl Anthony Scholarship. Book has 293 pages.

Author Barry Sparks takes a season-by-season look at Earl’s impressive, dominating career. He shares the challenges Anthony faced, the reasons he was able to enjoy unparalleled success, his greatest achievements and his frustrations. Sparks interviewed more than 100 people, including 23 PBA Hall of Famers, to get a greater insight into the superstar. Earl’s peers shared stories about his work ethic, competitiveness, adaptability, temper and humor. No matter how much you know about Earl and his career, you’ll catch yourself saying, time and time again, “I didn’t know that.”

To order, please go online to or mail a check, money order or you can charge (cc number, expiration date and CVV number) to: Luby Publishing, 55 E. Jackson Blvd. #401, Chicago, IL 60604. Cost of book is $21.95 plus $6.95 for S/H.

–Local Bowling Centers

– The BLVD! – 3200 Buck Owens Blvd.,, 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 – 3610 Wible Road – 661/834-2695,

Holiday Parties – Start planning an epic Bowling Bash today! Packages include: Unlimited bowling & shoe rental; Inventive menus & premium bar packages; Superior lane side service; Event planning professionals who will help you with all the details. Please speak with an event guru or visit
Kids Custom Party Packages – Start planning your child’s party today! Packages include: Bumper Bowling and lightweight balls; Birthday cake and unlimited soft drinks; Kid-Friendly menus; Easy online booking; Event planning professionals who will help you with all the details. Please speak to our event team or book online at

Upcoming Leagues – GR8 Times Bowling Club, started Monday, January 6, 2020, 6:30pm. 8-week league. 3 games per week. 3 people per team. Low weekly fee. Club T-Shirt. End-of-season Pizza Party. DV8 bowling ball for only $6 more per week.
–Practice League, starts Friday, January 10, 2020, 10:00am. 16-week league. 3 games per week. Doubles/2 people per team. $20 per team each week.
–Christmas Club League, starts Friday, January 10, 2020, 10:00am. (League will not be bowling Jan. 17, 2020.) Doubles/2 people per team.

ROBB’S PRO SHOP (inside AMF Southwest Lanes) – 661/833-2695:
Hours of Operation
Mondays – 4pm-8pm
Tuesdays – 4pm – 8pm
Wednesdays – 12 noon – 8pm
Thursdays – 4pm – 8pm
Fridays – 12 noon – 8pm
Saturdays – 12 noon – 4pm
Sundays – Closed

– West Side Lanes – 500 Cascade Place, Bldg. D, Taft, 93268 – 661/763-4246 or 765-6677

– Mt. Mesa Lanes – 4612 McCray Road, Mt. Mesa, CA 93240 – 760/379-3131,
Tournament Club – 1st Sunday of each month
Coffee Club – 3rd Sunday of each month

– High Desert Lanes – 205 Fitzgerald Blvd., Edwards AFB, CA 93523 – 661/275-2695

–Coffee Club Tee’s
Be the first on your pair of lanes to sport a new t-shirt designed by Coffee Club alumni Danielle Looney! Cost is just $20 each (or $25 if you want your name added) and they come in an array of colors. Personal message Danielle Looney on Facebook if you are interested.

–High Five!
– Kudos to local Youth Coach Phil Chow, who continues to help our local youth bowlers and had a serious success story this past Sun., January 5th, working with Nickolas Hogan on his game. Nickolas shot an unbelievable 253 after his session with Phil!

–Weekly Super Scores
– Unbelievable run of natural strikes coming out of Keri Bost when she bowled in the monthly 9 Pin No Tap Special of Coffee Club on Sun., December 29, at AMF Southwest Lanes. First off she started throwing natural strikes during her second game which she finished with strikes. She then found out her name was drawn for the Strike Pot and after having to wait a good ten minutes to be able to move to her next pair of lanes to start her third game and roll her first ball of that game to see if she could win the Strike Pot, she did! She continued throwing natural strikes until well into the third game. She went on to win Singles that day as well as place second in Doubles with her partner Andrew Svoren. That Francisco blood is surfacing. Her game has steadily been improving this season!
– Congratulations to Chris Garcia who was presented his 300 ring from USBC last Thurs., January 2nd, in front of the Lowenders league at AMF Southwest League that he bowled back on September 12, 2019!
– Also TNBA rings were presented last Thurs., January 2nd, in front of the Stockdale Open league at AMF Southwest Lanes by TNBA Rep. Norris Richards to Carlie Medina III for his 800 rolled the last night of Stockdale Open last season and to Tim Henson for his 300 rolled also on September 12, 2019!


Sat., Jan. 11: CBT Surf Bowl Party, squads at 10am, 12 noon & 2pm, Surf Bowl, Oceanside, 661/418-8007,

Sat., Jan. 11: Central Solano USBC Women’s City Champ., 11:30am, Stars Recreation Ctr., Vacaville, 707/448-4368

Sat., Jan. 11: Silver Foxes Doubles Tourn., 10:30am check-in; bowl at 12 noon, Rodeo Lanes, Clovis, 559/381-0356

Sat., Jan. 11: XFrame 2020 New Year’s Event, squads at 2pm, 4pm & 6pm, Oaktree Lanes, Diamond Bar, 909/702-3369

Sat., Jan. 11 – Fri., Jan. 24: CUSBC Pepsi Youth League Level Qualifying Window,

Sun., Jan. 12: Coffee Club at AMF Southwest Lanes, 12 noon

Sun., Jan. 12: Bakersfield 500 Club, 1pm, AMF Southwest Lanes, 661/747-9101, open to all local ladies that have bowled a 400, 500 or 600 series

Sun., Jan. 12: Scratch 6 Gamer, 12 noon, Yosemite Lanes, Modesto, 209/524-9161

Sun., Jan. 12: Limited Scratch Doubles, 9am, Albany Bowl, Albany, message Dupree Dickey or DJ Mertz

Sun., Jan. 12: JAT Adult/Member Doubles, 9am, Cal Bowl, Lakewood,

Sun., Jan. 12: NCJET, 10am, West Valley Bowl, Tracy,

Tues., Jan. 14 – Sun., Jan. 19: PBA Hall of Fame Classic, ITRC, Arlington, TX,

Wed., Jan. 15: CUSBC State Award Nominations due,

Fri., Jan. 17 – Sun., Jan. 19: PBA50 Patton Amusement West Sr. Regional, Tracy,

Sat., Jan. 18: Gold Pin Scratch 6 Gamer, 1pm, Earl Anthony’s Dublin Bowl, 925/828-7550

Sat., Jan. 18: SouthPoint Showdown, 7:30pm, SouthPoint, Las Vegas, 702/292-1453

Sat., Jan. 18: Valentine & LeForbes 645 Anchor Girl Trios Handicap Tourn., squads at 9am & 1pm, Foothill Lanes, Fontana,

Sat., Jan. 18: Adult/Sr. VIP Doubles Tourn., Riverside Lanes, Laughlin, 1/909/628-3966

Sat. & Sun., Jan. 18-19: Youth Sports USA Bowling Regional, Cloverleaf Family Bowl, Fremont, 800/514-2695 x8426,

Sun., Jan. 19: 7th Tony Reyes Memorial Adult/Youth Doubles Tourn., squads at 10am & 1pm, 4th Street Bowl, San Jose, 408/453-5555

Sun., Jan. 19: CBT & BTB Doubles & Singles, squads at 10am, 12 noon & 2pm, Bowlium Lanes, Montclair, 661/418-8007,

Sun., Jan. 19: 11th Laughlin Blast Sr. No-Tap Doubles Handicap Tourn., Riverside Lanes, Laughlin, 619/251-9660

Sun., Jan. 19 – Sat., Jan. 25: 63rd Military Bowling Championships, SouthPoint, Las Vegas, 800/257-6179,

Mon., Jan. 20: Deadline to purchase GEUSBC Awards Banquet tickets (Sat.., Jan. 25, 6pm, Stockdale Moose Lodge (Belle Terrace & New Stine), 661/623-5707

Tues., Jan. 21 – Sun., Jan. 26: PBA Oklahoma Open, FireLake Bowling Center, Shawnee, OK,
Bowling High Scores for Tues., Jan. 7, 2020

Bowling High Scores from AMF Southwest Lanes


280 – Gilbert Alaniz; 279 – Andrew Svoren, Mike Maloy, Ian Byers, Bill Young, Kevin Forster; 270 – Rick Bowman; 269 – Sonny Pollard; 268 – Alex Garcia; 267 – Jessie DeLaHerran; 265 – Terry Isbell; 264 – Nick Garcia, Mike Hardwick; 262 – Chris Garcia; 259 – Robert Mayo; 257 – Richard Thomas, Justin Dean, Claudio Carbajal, Tom Beckett, Louie Vazquez; 256 – Casey Lawrence, RJ Richardson, James Morrow; 255 – Tom Adame, Jr., Tyson Holder, Zack Long; 254 – Justin Gordon, Antonio Avery; 253 – Diz Francisco; 247 – Clyde Benson; 246 – Paul St. Laurent, Tim Henson, Zack Newman; 245 – Phil Cook, Carlie Medina III; 243 – Jerry Barker; 240 – Keith Bowman; 239 – Gary Maccio; 238 – Kevin Dobbs; 237 – Doug Heitman, Mike Carpenter; 236 – Buddy Binkley, Billy Weeks, Bobby Fildes; 235 – Ray Neubig, Pat Philley, Matt Sanchez, Mike Yorba; 234 – Eric Grider, Aris Anadilla; 233 – Warren Green, Hector Zacarias; 232 – Charles Breeding; 231 – Dundee Wheeldon; 230 – CE Ludd, Frank Isbell

Youth Boys:*Youth leagues did not bowl during holidays*


740 – Ian Byers; 725 – Jessie DeLaHerran; 718 – Chris Garcia, Richard Thomas; 715 – Andrew Svoren; 708 – Rick Bowman; 707 – Sonny Pollard; 703 – Terry Isbell, James Morrow; 701 – Mike Maloy

Youth Boys:


276 – Barb Francisco; 243 – Kim Isbell; 241 – Stephanie Sanders; 237 – Lorri Howell; 233 – Teresa Binkley; 225 – Lisa Isbell, Keri Bost; 223 – Mylene Gabriel; 222 – Missy Lara; 221 – Irene Villalobos; 220 – Nancy Curran; 219 – Marie Smyth, Cynthia Carr; 216 – Sherri Carter; 213 – Arlene Chuman; 212 – Becky Hardwick; 211 – Patty Ward, Donna Fujihara; 204 – Heather Chuman; 201 – Rose Heisser, Jaci Reynaga; 200 – Danielle Looney, Lealga Fortson, Dunisha Wright

Youth Girls:


685 – Stephanie Sanders; 638 – Kim Isbell; 623 – Barb Francisco; 622 – Becky Hardwick; 620 – Sherri Carter; 616 – Lorri Howell

Youth Girls:

Bowling Scores from The BLVD!
*No Scores – Off for the Holidays!


Bowling Scores from Mt. Mesa Lanes


267 – Josh Alexander, Darrell Dochterman; 258 – Mike Clanton, Jim Burrows; 248 – David Renteria; 243 – Andrew Svoren

Youth Boys High Games:
164 – Ryan Gayman; 95 – Hunter Clark


749 – Jim Burrows; 714 – Josh Alexander; 690 – Darrell Dochterman; 674 – David Renteria; 673 – Barry Hileman

Youth Boys High Series:
440 – Ryan Gayman; 234 – Hunter Clark


223 – Jill Putman; 206 – Krystal Renteria; 183 – Paula Wells

Youth Girls High Games:
165 – Taylor Salmon


577 – Jill Putman; 549 – Krystal Renteria; 485 – Luci Hernandez

Youth Girls High Series:
411 – Taylor Salmon

Bowling High Scores from High Desert Lanes/Edwards Air Force Base
–No Scores Reported – Off for the Holidays!—


Tournament Results:

–Bakersfield 500 Club December Christmas Tournament
Sun., Dec. 8, 1pm
AMF Southwest Lanes

Div. A – Jaci Reynaga (603)
Div. B – Janet Cook (627); 2nd Pumpkin Santa Cruz (621)
Div. C – Linda Couser (555)
Div. D – Shirley Hubble (664)

–Coffee Club–

– Sun., Dec. 22, 10am
Mt. Mesa Lanes, Lake Isabella

Handicap Doubles: 1. Doc Victor & Stephanie Sanders (1889); 2. Norris Richards & Mike Clanton (1827); 3. Chris Gregory & Butch Hanna (1762).

Handicap Singles: 1. Doc Victor (1007); 2. Norris Richards (975); 3. (tie) Butch Hanna & Billy Weeks (889).

3-6-9 Pot was hit by Alex Garcia, good for $300; carryover now at $510.

Strike Pot was drawn by Josh Alexander but missed, good for $10. Carryover now at $115.

– Sun., Dec. 29, 12 noon
AMF Southwest Lanes – SPECIAL 9 Pin No Tap

Handicap Doubles: 1. Stephanie Sanders & Mike Bost (2177); 2. Keri Bost & Andrew Svoren (2155); 3. Bette Addington & Paul St. Laurent (2097).

Handicap Singles: 1. Keri Bost (1156); 2. Paul St. Laurent (1107); 3. Stephanie Sanders (1100).

3-6-9 Pot was missed. Carryover now at $560.

Strike Pot was drawn by Keri Bost and hit, good for $60. Carryover now at $115.

Don’t forget to contact Danielle Looney for your very own Coffee Club t-shirt!!

Coffee Club is on Sunday mornings at 12 noon at AMF Southwest Lanes (or sometimes at Mt. Mesa Lanes in Lake Isabella with starting time at 10am). 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, once a month, a No-Tap Tournament will be scheduled!!

**Strike Pot is a new game we started. It’s about purchasing raffle tickets for $5 each. During the second game we draw one ticket and that person must bowl a strike for the cash in the pot. If a strike isn’t bowled, then that person gets $10 and the amount is rolled over. If a person misses a week or more and chooses to participate for the total, they must pay $5 per week missed; if not, they only get amount raised that day if their ticket is drawn and they bowl a strike.

GET THEM WHILE THEY LAST!! Danielle Looney has created Coffee Club Tee’s!! She is selling them for $20 each and they are available in a variety of colors. You can also have your name put on them (it can be placed on the front below the logo or on the back across the shoulders) for a total cost of $25. If you would like to sport one of these, send Danielle Looney a message on Facebook and you are set!


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