Bowling column for Tuesday, July 7, 2020

By: Bette Addington

–BACK TO CLOSURES – It only lasted a couple weeks that we got to try to resume to normalcy but that quickly changed last Wednesday when we got the news that bowling centers in CA were among the establishments that had to close up again for the next three weeks. Let’s hope it is just for the next three weeks and not extended beyond that. Several Summer leagues were able to get started as well as a few Winter leagues returned to try and finish. Now it is anyone’s guess when we might be able to bowl again. Here’s hoping these three weeks bring the number of new cases of COVID-19 down and come Thurs., July 23rd we can return to bowling.


Before the second shutdown, Patricia Alonso, along with Andrew Svoren and Joe Smith, were busy traveling to bowling events (St. George, UT, down south and Vegas) and staying true to her winning ways, Patricia won her third CBT (Competitive Bowling Tournaments) title recently. This win was special as it came down to three pins for the win!! Congratulations, Patricia!


The 2020 Military Team Classic slated for Aug. 5-20 at SouthPoint in Las Vegas was recently cancelled. Being this event attracts entrants from around the country, High Roller Inc., decided to cancel this event in enough time for everyone to know. Many teams had already cancelled as well as many individuals which left teams incomplete due to fears of the virus. Then there were many who wanted to wait until the first of August to decide if they would enter. So, it was felt the best thing to do at this point was to cancel the event this year.

On a positive note, the January 2021 Military Bowling Championships tournament is still a go. It is scheduled to take place at SouthPoint in Vegas as well. For a brochure on this event, go to



During this pandemic, your local association has been meeting online to try and stay ahead of local bowling and trying to understand the effects the center closures will have on leagues and league bowlers. Obviously, we were not able to have our 2020 annual tournaments so we are waiting to see what fall will bring.

As of now, it looks like our annual Secretaries Workshop will be held online as well in August. More details on this when we have our next board meeting this month.


To help bring you up to speed on what has been nationally cancelled or postponed indefinitely, here’s what we know:

–ISC/ITC Sectionals—postponed indefinitely

–USBC Senior Queens—postponed indefinitely

–USBC Masters—postponed indefinitely

–USBC Convention—cancelled

–PWBA Tour—cancelled

–USBC Queens—postponed indefinitely

–PBA Tour – scheduled to start April 6, status—West/NoWest scheduling events

–Super Senior Classic—postponed until later this year

–USBC Senior Masters—postponed until later this year

–USBC Senior Championships—postponed to 2021

–PBA World Series of Bowling Finals (Storm PBA XI Animal Pattern Champ.) – postponed indefinitely (Fox Sports is planning multiple re-broadcasts of PBA World Champ, PBA Tourn. of Champions & Roth-Holman PBA Doubles Champ. finals on FS1 and FS2 (check your local listings for dates and times).

–PBA Playoffs—postponed

–PBA League Draft—postponed

–Intercollegiate Team & Singles Championships—cancelled

–2020 USBC Open & Women’s Championships—extended tentative start date to Sept. 12 for Open; Sept. 19 for Women’s. If you wish to withdraw from any of these events, contact 888/910-2695.

–Bowl Expo scheduled for July 2-6 in Aurora, Colorado—cancelled

–TNBA 2020 National Championship Tournament scheduled from Aug. 6-17, Las Vegas—cancelled

–TNBA 2020 National Convention scheduled for Aug. 10-11, Las Vegas—cancelled

–USA Bowling National Championships – cancelled

–Youth Open Championships – cancelled

–USBC Junior Gold Championships – cancelled

For local tournaments, check my calendar at the end of this column on what has been cancelled and scheduled to date.


– The BLVD! – CLOSED for Bowling, Food & Alcohol!!–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 – CLOSED –3610 Wible Road – 661/834-2695,

Hours of Operation

Mondays – CLOSED

Tuesdays – 4pm – 10pm

Wednesdays* – 4pm – 10pm

Thursdays – CLOSED

Fridays* – 4pm – 12 midnight

Saturdays – 12 noon – 12 midnight

Sundays – 12 noon – 10pm

*may open earlier on these days

ROBB’S PRO SHOP (inside AMF Southwest Lanes) –661/833-2695:

Hours of Operation

Mondays – CLOSED

Tuesdays – 4pm – 8pm

Wednesdays – 2pm – 8pm

Thursdays – CLOSED

Fridays – 4pm – 8pm

Saturdays – 12 noon – 6pm

Sundays – 2pm – 8pm

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

– Mt. Mesa Lanes – CLOSED–4612 McCray Road, Mt. Mesa, CA 93240 – 760/379-3131,

“I can do ‘to go’ food, but nobody can come inside.”–Gabriella Mayfield

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


– Hopefully you caught the great article in The Bakersfield Californian that was published on Fri., June 26, in the Sports section “Top area bowlers happy to be back in action” that featured Golden Empire USBC’s Bowlers of the Year At Large Jesse DeLaHerran and Lorri Howell written by Ron Stapp! Getting local bowlers in the paper is a tough task and they represented us well!!


– On this July 4th, we lost GEUSBC Hall of Famer and Past President of BBA, Jim LeDoux. He was 83. Jim and his wife, Bobbie, have both been involved with our association for many years and helped bring State tournaments to Bakersfield. Jim was also a former Baseball player. He and Bobbie just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this past May 7th. He will be missed.

Bowling High Scores from AMF Southwest Lanes

(from Central Valley Masters Classic league – wks. 29 & 30)


299 – Jesse DeLaHerran; 278 – Andrew Svoren; 276 – Chris Gregory; 268 – Dan Long, Ian Byers; 265 – Zack Newman; 257 – Donnie Apple, Don Snow, Aris Anadilla; 256 – Chris Garcia, Brian Maurseth; 254 – Alex Garcia


822 – Andrew Svoren; 759 – Jesse DeLaHerran; 732 – Dan Long; 731 – Ian Byers; 723 – Donnie Apple, Zack Newman; 706 – Brian Maurseth; 704 – Aris Anadilla; 700 – Chris Gregory


247 – Stephanie Sanders; 236 – Patricia Alonso; 232 – Ratthaj Kittipraphaphon; 225 – Joanne Grove; 219 – Lorri Howell; 215 – Jana Richardson; 206 – Danielle Looney; 198 – Mylene Gabriel


615 – Stephanie Sanders; 595 – Ratthaj Kittipraphaphon; 594 – Joanne Grove


Sat., Mar. 21: USBC Open Nationals, National Bowling Stadium, Reno, NV—POSTPONED TO Sept. 12 – Nov. 21. (2021 will be in Las Vegas, NV)

Sat., Apr. 18: USBC Women’s Nationals, SouthPoint, Las Vegas—POSTPONED TO Sept. 19 – Oct. 18. (2021 will be in Addison, IL)

Sat.-Sun., Jul. 11-26: CUSBC 2020 Youth State Championships, Forest Lanes, Lake Forest—CANCELLED

Sun., Jul. 12: Elite Bowling Club #2 Scratch 6 Gamer, 9am, Canyon Lanes, Morongo, 909/450-9415—SOLD OUT!

Fri.-Sun., Jul. 17-19: PBA 18th Double Decker West/NW Regional, Double Decker Lanes, Rohnert Park, 360/600-1229,

Sat. & Sun., Jul. 18-19: Go Bowling PBA Tour Finals, Bowlero, Jupiter, FL, Sat. @ 10am; Sun., @ 10am, CBS Sports Network

Sun., Jul. 19: 60 & Over Scratch Classic, 10:30am, Linbrook Lanes, Anaheim—POSTPONED

Sun., Jul. 19: Valentine & LeForbes 645 Anchor Girl Trios Tourna., 9am & 1pm, Bowlium Lanes, Montclair—POSTPONED


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