Bowling column for Tuesday, October 15, 2019
By: Bette Addington

–Cal State Senior Open Championships for Five Weekends Starting Oct. 19-20

The 50th Annual Cal State Senior Open Championships for 2019 will soon be underway for five straight weekends starting Oct. 19-20 in Modesto. Team event will be held at Yosemite Lanes and Doubles & Singles at McHenry Bowl. Always a popular event, if you are not yet signed up but wish to bowl, contact Tournament Director Gina Moura at 925/757-2695.

–November is BVL Month in America

When the first part of November comes, be ready to be visited on your lanes when you bowl league as the first two weeks in November are for the BVL (Bowlers to Veterans Link) In-League Tournament. You can use your scores bowled that day or night in league to enter the 2019 GEUSBC BVL Tournament. The In-League Tournament is cheaper than the BVL Tournament which is scheduled on Sat., November 16. Both options are open to league bowlers and you can enter as many times as you wish.

The BVL Tournament is different as not only do you bowl in divisions based on your book but men bowl against men, women against women and the youth have their divisions and boys are against boys and girls against girls. If you don’t have a book average then your current average (with 21 games or more) will be used.

California has been the top state for BVL contributions the last several years thanks to your donations. Today there are 3.9 million disabled vets who have come back from battle with physical and emotional disabilities and many of these men and women suffer from PTSD and need the recreational services BVL provides to help them better cope with this frightening disorder. The Veteran’s Clinic here in Bakersfield on Westwind benefits from our donations to BVL.

–Kegel Extends Partnership with USBC

Kegel has extended their partnership agreement with USBC to be their official lane maintenance provider for the USBC championship events.

USBC determines lane conditions for every USBC tournament while Kegel provides equipment maintenance and technical support for them.

Founded in 1981, Kegel is based in Lake Wales, Florida, where it has a 74,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility with a 12-lane training center. Visit to learn more about Kegel.


The 2019 Golden Empire USBC Awards Banquet that was scheduled in mid-October has been postponed to a later date. As soon as we get a date set, we will let you know.


Forgot to mention that not only besides placing this year in the CUSBC Women’s State Tournament up in Oroville, Donna Dial received her Participation Award for 35 years when she bowled this year at the event!

–Local Bowling Centers

– What’s Up at 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
Fall Leagues are underway. Drop by and see where there are openings.

Monday nights/6pm – Monday Ladies (formerly Tues. Ladies Handicap), started Sept. 9th. Openings for individuals or teams of four.

Wednesday nights/5:50pm – Gamblers Anonymous, Mixed league, starts Oct. 16th.

Saturdays at 12 noon – Saturday Juniors youth league, started Sept. 7th.

Sundays – Bowlero Corp. Gives Back league (all donations will go to USBC’s Bowl for a Cure plus Bowlero will match your donation). Starts on Sun., October 6, at 12:30pm. Four bowlers per team/3 games per week/12 weeks of bowling. Three levels to join—Bronze at $15 per week; Silver at $17 per week; or Gold at $21 per week.

– AMF Westchester Lanes – 1819 30th Street – 661/324-4966

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

–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.

–Weekly Super Scores
– Congratulations/great bowling to the cat rescuer, Zack Newman, who drilled up the new Baller ball from Columbia and shot a 717 with it in the Central Valley Masters league at The BLVD! and then a 779 with it at AMF Southwest Lanes in the Stockdale Open league. This ball comes highly recommended by Zack saying, “everyone needs this ball!”


San Jose, CA—The Board of the California Bowling Writers gathered in San Jose the last weekend of September for their Interim Meeting and were treated to a tour of Operation Freedom Paws and then wrapped up the weekend with the 2nd annual Operation Freedom Paws Fundraising Bowling Tournament held at 4th Street Bowl.

Saturday, Sept. 28, started with a tour of Operation Freedom Paws in San Martin. The CBW Board was excited to have been asked by OFP’s Mary Cortani to come take in part of her morning session as well as get a tour of the facility. When we arrived, we saw a session being taught how to give a pill to their service dog to get their dog to swallow it. Her secret way ended with showing the handlers how to give their dog a kiss on the nose and down the pill went! So clever. We were then taken on a tour by Jenna Hernandez and she showed us the inside of this huge building that they use when the weather is bad outside to train as well as they had a few dogs boarded in one area. We then saw the outside fenced exercise areas where the dogs were allowed to play and run while being monitored by a trainer. Jenna noted that they accept donations of sheets, blankets, towels and pillows. We then got to see their outside areas to work their dogs and relax with their dogs. OFP first priority is to help Veterans and a one-year program costs $17k per dog. We were joined on our tour by Vicki Topaz and found out she is in the process of doing a documentary, “Dog Walk Home” that she hopes to have done by 2021 ( She, like several others, are totally engaged with what goes on at Operation Freedom Paws and once you are there taking it in, you too, will be a believer as we soon were! This program is designed to heal a Veteran with a service dog and this process can take eight years. OFP gets sheltered dogs. Many of their Veteran clients come from all over California and are transported to OFP through Angel Flight.

Saturday afternoon the CBW Board conducted their Interim Meeting in the meeting room back at 4th Street Bowl in San Jose.

Sunday morning started bright and early with CBW board members along with Mary Cortani and her staff including Brenda Shiplett (Director of Marketing) and OFP photographer Alan Chan, along with Tournament Director Donna Morales and her volunteers from the Santa Clara County USBC association setting tables up prior to the first squad check-in at 9am. This year’s event not only featured a raffle but added a bake sale. There was also about six items for the Silent Auction displayed. And also new this year, Operation Freedom Paws brought an array of their t-shirts and sweatshirts available to sell. Something for everyone who came to bowl or came to take the event in.

The first squad at 10am went on as scheduled and the staff at 4th Street Bowl were there to make sure it ran smoothly. Several OFP clients and their dogs were there to be a part of the event again this year and also there to show tournament bowlers just how quiet and obedient these service dogs are in a setting like this. You would not even know the dogs were there! One of the clients even bowled this squad and said it was the first time he bowled in 15 years! His dog was there with him behind the pair of lanes he was bowling on and he would return back to his side after he bowled each frame.

The 2pm squad nearly filled the center and bowlers looked like they were having a great time. Many won raffle gifts as they bowled. The bake sale had more baked goods than buyers and even when the items were reduced to half price at the end of the second squad, there were still plenty items to choose from. A fun day had by all. Thank you to all that participated and brought this year’s donation check amount to $3,742.25! This year’s event was $1,253.25 more than last year’s inaugural tournament that was held at Morgan Hill Bowl.

Events are not possible without the help and support of volunteers.
– Special thanks to Donna Morales, Tournament Director, who created this event last year and puts in many hours making it become a reality.
– Harold Morales, understanding husband, photographer, participant and assistant to Tournament Director.
– Thanks to all the bowlers who came out (some bowled last year’s event too) and bowled as well as those bowlers who were not able to bowl but donated!
– Thanks to the CBW board members (Bette Addington, Donna Dillard & Tina Martin) for their donations and helping work the event.
– Thanks to the Santa Clara County USBC board members for their help running the tournament in various capacities:
–President Phyllis Castrovinci (also a CBW board member) – helped wherever needed and selling drawing tickets.
–V-President Tanya Nelson – running brackets
–Sgt.-at-Arms Carmen Bettencourt (also a CBW board member) – helped sell drawing tickets
–Director Doug Booth – helped sell drawing tickets
–Director Debbie Elliott – running brackets
–Fran Ellis – sold items at Bake Sale
–Louise Marseline – sold items at Bake Sale
–Jeff Evenson – MC extraordinaire throughout the entire tournament

– Thanks to Marvin Hale (Storm Staff)/Off the Sheet Pro Shop for his donation of a Storm bowling bag for the Silent Auction.
– Special thanks to Sean Mamlok/Get On Track Pro Shop at Morgan Hill Bowl for his donation of (3) bowling balls for the Silent Auction.

2nd Operation Freedom Paws Tournament Final Results
Sun., September 29, 2019
4th Street Bowl, San Jose

Men’s Division
1st – Steve Miller, San Jose (765) $94.50
2nd – Leon Haygood, Sr., Gilroy (752) $74.25
3rd – Jeff Luebbers, San Jose (738) $56.25

Women’s Division
1st – Maureen Huber, Santa Cruz (746) $108.00
2nd – Helen Kennedy, San Jose (738) $90.00
3rd – Linda Crockett, Gilroy (713) $76.50
4th – Pati Dellinger, San Jose (703) $67.50
5th – Lina Sujo, Sunnyvale (692) $58.50
6th – Marilyn Bianco, San Jose (687) $49.50

If you missed this event and would like to be included in this year’s California Bowling Writers’ Charity Drive to Operation Freedom Paws, you have until Dec. 31, 2019 to make a donation. Just log on to to download the Operation Freedom Paws donation form.

Operation Freedom Paws is located at 13920 Llaga Avenue, San Martin, CA 95046 (Physical address). Their phone number is (408) 683-9010. Their website is Four Paws, Two Feet, One Team.


Sun.-Fri., Oct. 13-18: Columbus Day Senior Tournament, The Orleans, Las Vegas,

Wed., Oct. 16: Golden Empire USBC Open Meeting (6:15pm) and Closed Board Meeting (following Open), AMF Southwest Lanes

Thurs.-Sun., Oct. 17-20: 42nd Anniv. ABT Nationals, SouthPoint, Las Vegas, 702/719-9085,

Sat., Oct. 19: CBT Doubles & Singles, 11:30/1/3, Keystone Lanes, Norwalk, 661/418-8007,

Sat., Oct. 19: PBA Experience Gold Pin Scratch 6 Gamer, 1pm, Earl Anthony’s Dublin Bowl, 925/828-7550

Sat. & Sun., Oct. 19-20: 2019 CA State Singles, Sat. @ 12 noon & 5pm; Sun. @ 10am, Rancho Bowl, Santa Maria,

Sat. & Sun., Oct. 19-20: 50th Cal State Senior Open Championships (opening weekend), Yosemite Lanes & McHenry Bowl in Modesto, 925/757-2695 (thru 11/16-17)

Sun., Oct. 20: Alameda Women’s 500-600 Club Annual Mtg., 11:30am, Manor Bowl, 510/582-9352

Sun., Oct. 20: JAT, 9am, Del Rio Lanes, Downey,

Fri.-Sun., Oct. 25-27: PBA SouthPoint Member/Non Member Doubles by Hammer, SouthPoint, Las Vegas,

Sat., Oct. 26: Doubles Tournament, 10am & 2pm, Mt. Mesa Lanes, Lake Isabella, 760/379-3131

Sun., Oct. 27: San Joaquin Bowling Club Crossover Doubles, 10am & 1:30pm, Porterville Lanes, 559/385-8837
Bowling High Scores for Tues., Oct. 15, 2019

Bowling High Scores from AMF Southwest Lanes


279 – Jesse DeLaHerran; 278 – Sonny Pollard; 276 – Kenny Torbron; 269 – Sean Ambrose; 268 – Robert Fox ; 265 – Eric Grider; 264 – Joe Cantu; 263 – Eric Siefert; 262 – Diz Francisco; 258 – Phil Cook, Charles Breeding, Justin Dean; 257 – Andrew Svoren; 256 – Gilbert Alaniz, Paul St. Laurent, Brian Maurseth, James Morrow; 255 – Rick Bowman; 254 – Richard Thomas, Mike Hardwick, Hector Santiago, Dave Cochran; 251 – Adam Sotello; 248 – John Lloyd; 247 – Greg Hernandez, Zack Newman, Charles Gabriel; 246 – Tim Henson, Ken Jones; 245 – Aris Anadilla, Greg Owens, Jr.; 243 – Bryce Long, Hobbes Ellis; 242 – Lonnie Jackson, Jr.; 241 – Kevin Forster; 240 – Albert Castellon; 239 – Charlie Roberts; 238 – Kevin Harris, Buddy Binkley, Bill Young, Chuck Grove, Mike Yorba; 237 – Kent Gray; 236 – Benjamin Valdez, Ron Erickson; 235 – Doug Heitman, Claudio Carbajal, Robert Mayo, Russ Tweedy, Ronald Jackson, Louie Vasquez; 234 – Thomas Stancil; 233 – Tom Adame, Jr., Joe Rodriguez, Brian Myers, Matt Sanchez; 232 – Brian Blasé; 231 – Jerry Barker

Youth Boys:
246 – Ben Regpala; 224 – Taylor DelTiempo; 214 – Tristan Perham


726 – Jesse DeLaHerran; 723 – Paul St. Laurent; 721 – Zack Newman; 717 – Mike Hardwick; 714 – Andrew Svoren; 713 – Sean Ambrose; 708 – Diz Francisco; 705 – Sonny Pollard; 700 – Benjamin Valdez

Youth Boys:
609 – Ben Regpala; 567 – Tristan Perham; 526 – Nolan Byers


287 – Becky Hardwick; 258 – Lorri Howell; 256 – Missy Lara; 248 – Virginia Planck; 243 – Lisa Isbell; 241 – Tracye Hicks; 235 – Keri Bost; 224 – Lauren Davin; 219 – Jaci Reynaga; 216 – Stephanie Sanders; 214 – Bette Addington, Barb Francisco; 213 – Mylene Gabriel; 209 – Candy Sutton; 206 – Sherri Aud; 205 – Dunisha Wright; 203 – Norma Pelham; 202 – Shayla Phillips McPherson; 201 – Lealga Fortson; 200 – Arlene Chuman, Terri Mayo

Youth Girls:
162 – Queona Reyes; 147 – Jenny Sheppard; 142 – Justine Tweedy; 70 – Avery Grimsley


657 – Lisa Isbell; 653 – Lorri Howell; 646 – Tracye Hicks; 619 – Missy Lara; 611 – Becky Hardwick

Youth Girls:
430 – Queona Reyes; 136 – Avery Grimsley

Bowling Scores from AMF Westchester Lanes
–No High Scores Reported–
Youth Boys:
Youth Boys:
Youth Girls:
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Bowling Scores from The BLVD!


290 – Bryce Long; 287 – Greg Hernandez; 277 – Chuck Grove; 268 – Norris Richards; 266 – Zack Newman; 259 – Mike Hefley; 258 – Andrew Svoren; 257 – Brian Maurseth; 256 – Ian Byers; 252 – Rupert Gregorio; 249 – Carlie Medina III; 247 – RJ Richardson, Nick Castro, Aris Anadilla, John Curtis, Colin Roossien; 245 – Jesse DeLaHerran, Greg Hernandez; 244 – Jackson Herring; 239 – Greg Barraza, Jr.; 236 – Alex Garcia, Roy Jones; 235 – Mike Morgan; 234 – Ranny Wiggins, Andy Sanchez; 233 – Don Snow; 232 – Ben Timpog


736 – Carlie Medina III; 731 – Andrew Svoren; 717 – Zack Newman; 713 – Alex Garcia; 698 – RJ Richardson


240 – Joanne Grove; 234 – Stephanie Sanders; 223 – Lorri Howell; 220 – Racquel Vergara, Sue Wiggins; 213 – Danielle Looney; 203 – Kira Sanders; 202 – Ratthaj Kittipraphaphon


628 – Stephanie Sanders; 605 – Joanne Grove

Bowling Scores from Mt. Mesa Lanes


279 – Jordan Clements; 278 – Dan Mayfield; 268 – Jim Burrows; 265 – Andrew Svoren; 258 – Rick Diffine

Youth Boys High Games:
234 – Troyace Powers; 191 – Braeden Ege; 142 – Josh Wesala


713 – Andrew Svoren; 691 – Jim Burrows; 687 – Paul Zude; 680 – Jordan Clements; 623 – Dan Mayfield; 609 – Josh Alexander

Youth Boys High Series:
514 – Troyace Powers; 510 – Braeden Ege; 399 – Josh Wesala


227 – Jessie Hassan; 207 – Annette Pounds; 192 – Pat Turnham; 184 – Renea Liske; 176 – Patty Andrade; 174 – Jill Putman

Youth Girls High Games:
223 – McKenna Powers; 102 – Taylor Salmon; 87 – Emery Ege


540 – Jessie Hassan; 519 – Annette Pounds; 516 – Jill Putman; 515 – Zelma Richardson; 499 – Pat Turnham; 472 – Betty Reed

Youth Girls High Series:
542 – McKenna Powers; 301 – Taylor Salmon

Bowling High Scores from High Desert Lanes/Edwards Air Force Base


236 – Jeff Dodson, Damon Marshburn, Jerral JD Roloff; 233 – Darryl Gaines, Brandon Weakland


Tournament Results:

– SPECIAL NOTICE – Next two weeks for Coffee Club will be at Mt. Mesa Lanes. Sun., Oct. 20th will be Cancer Crushers, so wear your PINK! Sun., Oct. 27th will be a pre-Halloween costume Coffee Club. Center opens at 10am and Coffee Club will start shortly after. –

–Coffee Club—
Sun., Oct.. 13, 10am
Mt. Mesa Lanes, Lake Isabella

Handicap Doubles: 1. Daniell Larae & Mike Bost (2020); 2. Mike Stevenson & Josh Alexander (1986); 3. Chuck Grove & Mike Clanton (1916); 4. Andrew Svoren & David Renteria (1888).

Handicap Singles: 1. Josh Alexander (1062); 2. Mike Bost (1039); 3. Andrew Svoren* (1038); 4. Chuck Grove (1032).

*300/276/248 – 824 series!

3-6-9 pot came down to Andrew Svoren and hit, good for $90. Carryover now at $440.

Strike Pot was drawn by David Renteria and hit, good for $90. Carryover at $140.

Special thanks to Alex’ crew—Momma Foxy and Norris Richards. And to Gabby & Dan Mayfield for their hospitality.

Don’t forget to contact Danielle Looney for your very own Coffee Club t-shirt!! Just in time for Halloween?!?

–Coffee Club—
Sun., Oct. 6, 10am
Mt. Mesa Lanes, Lake Isabella

Handicap Doubles: 1. Joshua Alexander & Chuck Grove (2003); 2. Joanne Grove & Stephanie Sanders (1831); 3. Charles Gabriel & Jordan Clements (1824).

Handicap Singles: 1. Alex Garcia (982); 2. Joanne Grove (958); 3. Chuck Grove (943).

3-6-9 pot was hit by Charles Gabriel, good for $50. Carryover at $435.

Strike Pot was drawn but missed by Mike Clanton, still good for $10. Carryover at $140.

Special thanks to Alex’s crew who were there when Norris isn’t available—John Lloyd & Billy Weeks. And thanks to Gabby & Dan Mayfield for their hospitality!

Coffee Club is on Sunday mornings (for the next two weeks at Mt. Mesa Lanes and the center opens at 10am, and Coffee Club starts soon thereafter). Cost to enter is $25 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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