Bowling column for Tuesday, October 1, 2019
By: Bette Addington


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.


– Congratulations to Joanne Grove for winning her division (SoCal Princess) in the North LA County 3rd annual So. Cal Queens & Princesses Tournament held on Sat., Sept. 28 at Harley’s Valley Bowl in Simi Valley. She won her final match in the Winner’s Bracket 226/176, which made her one of the four finalists in this tournament! She won in a field of 24 finalists.

– Locals that placed the highest in their division in the 2019 14th annual CUSBC Adult Championship State Tournament that was held this summer at Tyme to Bowl Lanes in Oroville, CA:
Women’s Team Handicap – “Forever Friends” from Taft placed 19th out of 149.
Women’s Doubles Handicap – Nancy Dyer & Donna Dial placed 30th out of 302.
Women’s Singles Handicap – Carol Lowe placed 77th out of 585.
Women’s All Events Handicap – Laini Davis placed 18th out of 576.
Open Team Handicap – “UPS Store League” placed 182nd out of 215.
Open Doubles Handicap – Junko Taniguchi & Ben Valdez placed 99th out of 442.
Open Singles Handicap – Hector Zacarias placed 56th out of 857.
Open All Events Handicap – Paul Taniguchi placed 125th out of 837.
Open Singles Scratch – Robert Fox placed 29th out of 140.
Open All Events Scratch – Robert Fox placed 39th out of 144.


Clovis, CA—Sunday, September 22, was the date. Bowlero in Clovis was the place. The 4th annual Melton Memorial was held and a good contingent of the best scratch bowlers around CA came to compete. Event organizers Chris Preble (Fresno State Bulldog Bowling Coach) and Mark Dinubilo (Central CA USBC) put their thoughts together to build an even better event for bowlers this year. They moved this event from May to September sighting that many bowlers had conflicts in May with end-of-the-year sweepers and other tournaments.

This year’s event had $1,500 guaranteed for first place plus $300 to the high qualifier. Qualifying started at 11am with 6 games and the Top 1:5 advanced to the Finals which took place at 4pm for a best of (3) game match single elimination with match frame scoring. Event also had special incentive cash awards for High Local, High Senior, High Woman and Out of the Cash.

When the dust cleared and there was one lone bowler standing, it was defending Champion, Raymond Lussier, and he rolled away on the special small scale tractor that is traditionally given away to the event champion! Funny story here as when he won this tractor last year, he decided to not take it and asked to donate it back in his name. However, last year, Ray’s fiancé, Melanie, wasn’t too happy that Ray had made that decision to not take the tractor so, when he repeated this year, he made sure the tractor was going to go home with him this time! The significance of this tractor is the late Pete Melton was a backhoe operator most of his adult life and the tractor was just something the tournament committee felt tapped into Pete’s history and that is how it came to be to be given to the event champion.

Raymond reflected on his win this year, “The format of the event is the main reason why I come out and compete every year they have the tournament. I find the scoring system a lot of fun and obviously different than what we compete on in the average competitive tournaments we have. It makes every frame feel like a ‘I have to strike in the 10th frame,’ which is a feeling I love in bowling. The pattern this year played more difficult than before, even though it was scoreable, it really forced you to execute shots. That, combined with the format, ended up being a lot of fun.”

Added, Coach Preble, “The modified house pattern played a bit on the difficult side which kept the scoring pace significantly slower than previous years. I actually think Pete would have liked them more this year than the past shoot-outs we’ve witnessed.”

Events like this are not possible without the support of groups and sponsors.
– Special thanks to Greg Geering/Dynamic Bowling Industries who has been a primary sponsor for the tournament since its inception. He also worked “behind the scenes” this year to help develop the oil pattern used.
– Central Valley Masters Tournament Club, who came on board this year and we were very appreciative of their efforts both financially and hands-on with the running of the brackets during the qualifying.
– The Brunswick Corporation and Ebonite International with both contributing equipment to help fundraise for the tournament.
– Bowlero Clovis and it’s staff for hosting.
– Tournament crew/monitors – Kevin Kwok, Carey Oakes, Talia St. Angelo, Adam Dinubilo.

4th Melton Memorial Shootout Final Results
Sun., September 22, 2019
Bowlero, Clovis

1st – Raymond Lussier, San Jose $1,500
2nd – Elijah Torres, Merced $750
3rd – Efren Balderas, Selma $500
4th – Brandon Bates, Fair Oaks $500
5th – Ivan Miyasato*, Clovis $350
6th – Wayne Garber, Ceres $350
7th – Ty Dawson, Alameda $350
8th – Matthew Goddard, Fresno $350

*top qualifier

–Local Bowling Centers

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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 to Becky Hardwick on shooting her highest game, a 287, since her return back to bowling a year or so ago! Becky bowled this game in the Mexican-American Trios league on Tues., Sept. 24th at AMF Southwest Lanes.

–Congratulations in Order!
– Congratulations to the new groom, Rich Jones, who got hitched to Morgan Watson on 09/09/19 in Orange Beach, AL!
– Congratulations to Matt Snow for graduating from Army Basic Training and “Turning Green” at Ft. Benning, Georgia on Sept. 20, 2019.


Fri.-Sun., Oct. 4-6: PBA Battle at Black Oak Casino, Toulamne,

Sat., Oct. 5: Scratch 6-Gamer Doubles, 6pm, Harley’s Valley Bowl, Simi Valley, 805/415-7018

Sat., Oct. 5: Sport Pattern Challenge Hndcp. & Scratch Singles 4-Gamer, 7pm, AMF Rocklin Lanes, 916/521-3524

Sat. & Sun., Oct. 5-6: USBC Leadership Academy, Sacramento

Sun., Oct. 6: CBT Top 3 Doubles & Singles, 10am/12/2pm, Bowlium, Montclair, 661/418-8007,

Sun., Oct. 6: Spare to Care Fall No Tap Fundraiser, 1:30pm, Stars Recreation, Vacaville, 530/724-0496

Sat., Oct. 12: Bowlium House Shot Scratch 5-Gamer, 1pm, Bowlium, Montclair, 909/626-3528
Sat., Oct. 12: CBT Top 3 Doubles & Singles, 12/2/4, Surf Bowl, Oceanside, 661/418-8007,

Sat., Oct. 12: Silver Foxes Tournament, 10:30am check-in; bowl at 12 noon, KC Bowl, Hanford, 559/381-0356

Sat., Oct. 12: 10th Top Dog Senior Scratch Tourn., 12:30pm, McHenry Bowl, Modesto

Sat., Oct. 12: LVBT Scratch 8-Gamer, 11am, Sam’s Town, Las Vegas, 702/629-9438

Sat. & Sun., Oct. 12-13: Jack Thomas Invitational Scholarship Youth Tourn., Sat./Dbls.; Sun./Team, Fireside Lanes, Sacramento, 916/725-2101

Sun., Oct. 13: Bobby’s Scratch 8-Gamer/Ball Giveaway, 10am, Bowlium, Montclair, 909/450-9415

Sun., Oct. 13: West Coast Sr. Tour Singles, Linbrook Bowl, Anaheim, 760/792-5711,

Sun., Oct. 13: HammerPins Handicap Alibi Doubles 4-Gamer, 10am, AMF Boulevard Lanes, Petaluma, 707/762-4581

Sun., Oct. 13: NCJET, 10am, Pacific Ave. Bowl, Stockton,

Sun., Oct. 13: Scratch 6 Gamer, 12 noon, Yosemite Lanes, Modesto, 209/524-9161

Sun.-Fri., Oct. 13-18: Columbus Day Senior Tournament, The Orleans, Las Vegas,
Bowling High Scores for Tues., Oct. 1, 2019

Bowling High Scores from AMF Southwest Lanes


289 – Carlie Medina III; 288 – Rod Stratton; 279 – Jesse DeLaHerran, Sonny Pollard; 269 – Sean Ambrose; 266 – Greg Hernandez; 264 – Joe Cantu; 263 – Eric Siefert, James Morrow; 262 – Diz Francisco; 259 – Charles Breeding; 258 – Eric Grider; 256 – Paul St. Laurent, Brian Maurseth; 255 – Zack Newman, Zack Long; 254 – Charles Gabriel, Mike Hardwick, Nicholas Hicks; 253 – Keith Bowman; 251 – Adam Sotelo; 249 – Robert Mayo; 247 – Andrew Svoren; 246 – Casey Lawrence, Aris Anadilla, Tim Henson, Tony Moody; 245 – Mark Bess; 244 – Tom Griffith; 243 – Buddy Binkley; 241 – Kevin Forster; 240 – Mark Barnes; 239 – Phil Cook; 238 – Bill Young, Chris Garcia; 237 – Mike Morgan; 236 – Matt Sanchez, Mike Maloy, Ray Neubig; 235 – Claudio Carbajal, Nick Garcia, Tom Adame, Jr.; 234 – Rick Bowman, Thomas Stancil, Doug Heitman; 233 – Ben Timpog; 232 – John Lloyd; 231 – Gil Moore

Youth Boys:
224 – Taylor DelTiempo; 218 – Ben Regpala; 185 – Tristan Perham; 181 – Gabriel Regpala, Jr.; 173 – Troyace Powers, Deaken Kimbrell; 167 – Nickolas Hogan; 99 – Tanner Cancio


744 – Rod Stratton; 738 – Tim Henson; 730 – Carlie Medina III; 727 – Eric Grider; 726 – Jesse DeLaHerran; 723 – Paul St. Laurent; 719 – Zack Newman; 718 – Andrew Svoren; 717 – Mike Hardwick; 713 – Sean Ambrose, Sonny Pollard

Youth Boys:
613 – Ben Regpala; 555 – Taylor DelTiempo; 514 – Tristan Perham; 174 – Tanner Cancio


245 – Keri Bost, Lisa Isbell; 235 – Danielle Looney, Dunisha Wright; 233 – Becky Hardwick; 224 – Heather Chuman; 220 – Barb Francisco; 214 – Bette Addington; 210 – Jaci Reynaga; 205 – Lorri Howell; 203 – Irene Villalobos; 201 – Mylene Gabriel, Stephanie Sanders, Toni Draeger

Youth Girls:
196 – Queona Reyes ; 181 – McKenna Powers; 178 – Gabriella Hogan; 163 – Justine Tweedy; 63 – Leah Tweedy


648 – Lisa Isbell; 626 – Danielle Looney; 624 – Becky Hardwick; 618 – Keri Bost
Youth Girls:
491 – Queona Reyes; 461 – McKenna Powers; 455 – Gabriella Hogan; 110 – Leah Tweedy

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

Bowling Scores from The BLVD!


296 – Zack Newman; 279 – Chris Gregory, Brian Maurseth, RJ Richardson, Greg Smotherman, Robert Fox, Andrew Svoren; 269 – Jesse DeLaHerran; 265 – Tim Henson; 259 – Charles Gabriel, John Curtis; 258 – Zack Long; 257 – Dan Long; 256 – Darin Fox, Robert Fox; 255 – Alex Garcia; 253 – Eric Wisdom; 252 – Shawn Kennemer, Chuck Grove; 249 – Thomas Stancil; 247 – Ian Byers; 244 – Ben Timpog; 234 – Rich Jones; 233 – Jackson Hering, Aris Anadilla


773 – Andrew Svoren; 750 – Zack Newman; 737 – RJ Richardson; 732 – Robert Fox; 731 – Zack Long; 722 – John Curtis; 721 – Carlie Medina III; 720 – Jesse DeLaHerran; 714 – Charles Gabriel; 704 – Jackson Hering


276 – Stephanie Sanders; 234 – Lorri Howell; 226 – Joanne Grove, Ratthaj Kittipraphaphon; 218 – Mylene Gabriel; 213 – Danielle Looney; 204 – Racquel Vergara; 200 – Lorene Elijah


736 – Stephanie Sanders; 609 – Joanne Grove

Bowling Scores from Mt. Mesa Lanes


290 – Mike Zude; 279 – David Renteria, Chuck Grove; 246 – John Weghorst; 236 – Darrell Dochterman; 226 – Jordan Clements

Youth Boys High Games:
192 – Braeden Ege; 177 – Josh Wesala; 140 – Ryan Gayman


794 – David Renteria; 773 – Mike Zude; 760 – Chuck Grove; 650 – Jordan Clements; 648 – John Weghorst; 631 – Darrell Dochterman

Youth Boys High Series:
492 – Braeden Ege; 452 – Josh Wesala


214 – Danelle Gayman; 194 – Pat Turnham; 188 – Jessie Hassan; 182 – Patty Andrade; 180 – Cindy Anderson; 172 – Zelma Richardson

Youth Girls High Games:
168 – Taylor Salmon; 130 – Ashlie Fish


516 – Danelle Gayman; 497 – Jill Putman

Youth Girls High Series:
432 – Taylor Salmon

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


256 – Joseph Smith; 245 – Norm Bushrod; 222 – Deric Birch; 221 – Damon Marshburn, Stephen Conner; 218 – Darryl Gaines; 213 – James Bigger; 212 – Joe Hunt; 211 – JD Roloff; 210 – Ken Rommelfanger



208 – Tasha Bushrod

Tournament Results:

– SPECIAL NOTICE – Sun., October 6th Coffee Club will be at Mt. Mesa Lanes in Lake Isabella. Center opens at 9am and Coffee Club will start shortly after. –

–Golden Empire USBC 2019 3 Generation Trios Tournament
Sat., Sept. 21
AMF Southwest Lanes

1st – Nick Saldana/Greg Hernandez/Lisa Isbell (2075)
2nd – Tristan Perham/Mike Bost/ Barb Francisco (2066)
3rd – Salmon/Alexander/Putman (2006)
4th – Justine Tweedy/Andrew Svoren/Aris Anadilla (1987)
5th – Powers/Clements/Bowman (1963)

–Coffee Club—
Sun., Sept. 29, 12 noon
AMF Southwest Lanes

Handicap Doubles: 1. Lorene Elijah & Zack Newman (1902); 2. Nick Castro & Charles Gabriel (1840); 3. Alex Garcia & Norris Richards (1805).

Handicap Singles: 1. Zack Newman* (1061); 2. Charles Gabriel (989); 3. Alex Garcia (917).

*299 game!

3-6-9 pot was drawn by Norris Richards but missed. Carryover now at $435.

Strike Pot was drawn and missed by Nick Castro, still good for $10. Carryover at $100.

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

–Average Joe Trios Tournament
Sat., Sept. 28, Santa Clarita Lanes

1st – Pamela Fears/Kimberly Green/Vincent Bravo (2678) $1,500
2nd – Bobby Davis/Lisa Ross/Luis Mora (2651) $750
3rd – Barb Francisco/Michael Bost/Diz Francisco (2649) $525
4th – Percy Roberts/Renee Laurent/Lorenzo Nathaniel (2621) $450
5th – Patricia Alonso/Roy Jones/Tony Moody (2612) $300
6th – LaTrice Blackwell/Louis Evans/Donald Eskridge (2601) $150
14th – Derrick Brown, Jr./Eugene Green/Tracye Hicks (2520)
20th – Carolina Svoren/Marvin Pettiford/Andrew Svoren (2484)
21st – Lorraine Page/Monique Henderson/Carlie Medina III (2469)
32nd – Lorriann Thompson/Lisa Isbell/Greg Hernandez (2190)

–Coffee Club—
Sun., Sept. 22, 12 noon
AMF Southwest Lanes

Handicap Doubles: 1. Stephanie Sanders & Jeanne Graham (1872); 2. (tie) Norris Richards & Roy Jones (1828) and Paul St. Laurent & Alex Garcia (1828).

Handicap Singles: 1. Alex Garcia (1021); 2. John Lloyd (966).

3-6-9 pot came down to Norris Richards but missed. Carryover at $390.

Strike Pot was drawn but missed by Billy Weeks, still good for $10. Carryover at $80.

Special thanks to Alex’s crew, Lisa Isbell & Norris Richards. Also to Melissa at AMF Southwest for doing another great job at the desk!

NEW! NEW! Coffee Club is on Sunday mornings NOW starting soon after 12:00 noon at AMF Southwest Lanes. 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.

NEWER! NEWER!! 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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