Bowling column for Tuesday, September 17, 2019
By: Bette Addington

–GEUSBC 3 Generation Trios, THIS Sat., Sept. 21, AMF Southwest Lanes

It was a hit last year so it’s back! The 3 Generation Trios tournament is a fundraiser for our local GEUSBC youth program. There are two squads offered—10am or 2pm. Trios teams are comprised of (1) Youth bowler (20 & under); (1) Adult bowler (21-49); and (1) Senior bowler (50 & up). Cost to enter is $70 per trios team ($20 for Youth and $25/ea. for Adult & Senior) for three games of competition. It is a handicap tournament (80% of 220). Side pots & Brackets will also be available. For more info or to get signed up, email

–PBA Acquired by Bowlero

Bowlero, which has been hosting the Bowlero Elite Series, has really gone big time by acquiring the PBA this past week. Bowlero is the company that was BowlMor. BowlMor has been phased out. AMF centers are converting to Bowlero centers to give you a little insight on these names we’ve been exposed to. AMF Southwest is set very soon to be transitioned into a Bowlero.

So what does this deal mean?
– Bowlero’s Chief Customer Officer, Colie Edison, becomes the CEO of the PBA while Tom Clark remains the Commissioner.
– No impact on the PBA’s 2020 schedule as it is currently comprised.
– No impact on the PBA’s deal with FOX.
– No impact on the streaming deal with FloBowling.
– Bowlero, which has been holding its Bowlero Elite Series on NBCSN, a competing network, will honor that contract for this year.
– Bowlero’s ownership of the PBA does not mean PBA Tour events will be held only at Bowlero centers.

–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 League Schedules are out! Drop by to pick up yours today.

Monday nights/6pm – Monday Ladies (formerly Tues. Ladies Handicap), started Sept. 9th. Openings for individuals or teams of four.
– Great Times/6:30pm, Mixed – started on Sept. 16th

Tuesday nights/6:30pm – Mex.-American Trios, Mixed, started Sept. 3rd. Have openings for women.

Wednesday nights/5:50pm – Gamblers Anonymous, Mixed league, starts Nov. 6th.

Thursday nights/6:30pm – Lowenders, Mixed league, started Sept. 5th. Have openings and opening for (1) team.

Friday mornings/10am – Friday Morning Mixed, Mixed trios, started Sept. 6th. Have openings for individuals.

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

– 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
– Great comeback game (after taking 4 years off from bowling) to Keri Bost who bowled a 245 game with a 618 series on Mon., Sept. 16, at AMF Southwest Lanes bowling in the Flaming 7’s league. She did bowl last season but this is her first big break after returning to the sport.
– Speaking of comebacks…also congratulations to Don Snow who bowled a natural 300 on Sun., Sept. 15, after he bowled a No-Tap 300 in the Gambling Fever league at AMF Southwest Lanes with an 810 series. The natural 300 came after he finished bowling league for the night when he had to bowl a make-up. Said Snow, “I was shocked! Never in my life did I think I’d get another one!” Snow’s last career 300 game was in 2010 which was right before he broke his back. Wow!
– First 300 games of the 2019-20 season were bowled on Thurs., Sept. 12th, at AMF Southwest Lanes. First one of the night was rolled by Tim Henson, bowling in the Stockdale Open league. Then, for his last game of the night, Chris Garcia, bowled a 300 game bowling on the other end of the center bowling in the Lowenders league.
– First 700 series by a female of the season goes to Lenore Espinoza, who got her strikes going for a nice 725, bowling in the Mex.-American Trios league at AMF Southwest Lanes on Tues., Sept. 10 with games of 255-236-234!

–Condolences & Sympathy
– Our condolences to David & Cheryl McMahan and their families in the recent loss of David’s mom, Ruby McMahan on Sept. 11. She was 89. Her services were Mon., Sept. 16 at St. Francis Catholic Church.
– Condolences also to Donnie Apple on the recent loss of his dad, Jerry Wayne Apple, Sr. on Sept. 13. He was 71. He was living in Idaho Falls, Idaho. His services will be on Fri., Sept. 20 at Wood Funeral Home in Idaho.


Wed., Sept. 18: Golden Empire USBC Board Meeting, 6:15pm, AMF Southwest Lanes

Wed., Sept. 18: Storm Matchmaker Demo Day, 3pm-6pm, Cal Bowl, Lakewood,

Sat., Sept. 21: Golden Empire USBC 2019 3 Generation Trios Tournament/Fundraiser, AMF Southwest Lanes, two squads—10am and 2pm,, 661/623-5707

Sat., Sept. 21: CBT 1st Brandon Chandler Fundraiser/Beat the Board, 10am, Oak Tree Lanes, Diamond Bar, 661/418-8007,

Sat., Sept. 21: PBA Experience Gold Pin Scratch 6-Gamer, 1pm, Earl Anthony’s Dublin Bowl, 925/828-7550

Sat., Sept. 21: No Tap 5-Gamer, 7pm, AMF Rocklin Lanes, 916/521-3524

Sun., Sept. 22: CCUSBC 2019 Pete Melton Memorial Shootout Scratch Tournament, 11am, Bowlero, Clovis,

Sun., Sept. 22: JAT, 9am, PBA Challenge #1, Forest Lanes, Lake Forest,

Mon., Sept. 23: Fall begins

Fri.-Sun., Sept. 27-29: PBA West/NoWest Open, Double Decker Lanes, Rohnert Park,

Sat., Sept. 28: Average Joe’s Trio Tournament, 11am, Santa Clarita Lanes, 661/816-3323,

Sat., Sept. 28: NLAC 3rd annual SoCal Queens & Princess Tournament, 9am, Harley’s Valley Bowl, Simi Valley, 323/252-7904,

Sat., Sept. 28: 60th anniversary Castle Lanes Alumni Reunion, 12 noon, Bel Mateo Bowl, San Mateo, 559/734-8158

Sat. & Sun., Sept. 28-29: Earl Anthony Memorial Jr. Fall Classic Scholarship Tournament, Sat./Doubles; Sun./Singles, Earl Anthony’s Dublin Bowl,

Sun., Sept. 29: 2nd annual Calif. Bowling Writers Operation Freedom Paws Bowling Tournament, 4th Street Bowl, San Jose, squads at 10am & 2pm, 408/246-3956,

Sun., Sept. 29: San Joaquin Bowling Club Trios Tournament, Valley Bowl, Madera, 559/385-8837

Sun., Sept. 29: SLACUSBC SoCal Masters & Apprentices Tournament, 9am, Winnetka Bowl, 323/252-7904,

Sun., Sept. 29: Lousy Bowler Tournament, Riverside Lanes, Laughlin, 888/590-2695

Sun., Sept. 29: JAT Adult/Member Doubles, 9am, Cal Bowl, Lakewood,
Bowling High Scores for Tues., Sept. 17, 2019

Bowling High Scores from AMF Southwest Lanes


300 – Chris Garcia, Tim Henson; 298 – Charles Breeding; 284 – Russ Tweedy; 268 – Doug Heitman, Matt Sanchez, Zack Newman; 266 – Joe Cantu; 263 – Bill Johnson; 258 – Robert Mayo, Brian Maurseth; 257 – Rick Bowman; 255 – Phil Cook; 254 – Mike Hardwick; 253 – Richard Maertz; 248 – Diz Francisco; 247 – James Morrow, Buddy Binkley, Aris Anadilla, Sonny Pollard, Alex Garcia; 246 – Andrew Svoren; 244 – Robert Steele; 243 – Donnie Gooding, Nick Garcia, Charlie Roberts; 241 – Carlie Medina III; 240 – Glenn Yeoman; 238 – Mike Maloy, Frank Isbell; 237 – Rod Stratton; 236 – Richard Thomas; 235 – Paul St. Laurent; 234 – Ted Cozby; 230 – Greg Hernandez

Youth Boys:
210 – Taylor DelTiempo; 192 – Ben Regpala; 173 – Troyace Powers; 167 – Tarin Espinoza


781 – Chris Garcia; 769 – Charles Breeding; 727 – Rick Bowman; 720 – Robert Mayo; 719 – Zack Newman; 717 – Tim Henson; 716 – Aris Anadilla; 703 – Doug Heitman

Youth Boys:
552 – Taylor DelTiempo; 509 – Ben Regpala


257 – Becky Hardwick; 256 – Tracye Hicks; 255 – Lenore Espinoza; 251 – Stephanie Sanders; 240 – Danielle Looney; 235 – Nancy Weber; 226 – Barb Francisco; 222 – Arlene Chuman; 218 – Cynthia Carr; 213 – Lisa Isbell; 206 – Heather Chuman; 203 – Pam Ennis; 202 – Candy Sutton, LaDonna Helton, Teresa Robison

Youth Girls:
196 – Queona Reyes; 181 – McKenna Powers; 178 – Gabriella Hogan; 163 – Justine Tweedy; 151 – Ashlie Fish


725 – Lenore Espinoza; 680 – Tracye Hicks; 659 – Stephanie Sanders; 631 – Danielle Looney; 620 – Becky Hardwick; 615 – Lisa Isbell

Youth Girls:
491 – Queona Reyes; 461 – McKenna Powers; 455 – Gabriella Hogan

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 – Brian Maurseth, Greg Smotherman; 267 – Andrew Svoren; 266 – Chris Gregory; 265 – Tim Henson; 259 – John Curtis; 255 – Alex Garcia; 253 – Eric Wisdom; 247 – Carlie Medina III, Donnie Apple; 246 – Charles Gabriel; 245 – Don Snow, Norris Richards; 244 – Phil Chow; 243 – Matt Sanchez; 242 – James Cowan; 238 – RJ Richardson; 235 – Ian Byers, Zack Long; 233 – Ranny Wiggins; 232 – Mike Hefley; 231 – Andy Sanchez


750 – Zack Newman; 732 – Andrew Svoren; 722 – John Curtis; 721 – Carlie Medina III


229 – Stephanie Sanders; 226 – Joanne Grove; 204 – Racquel Vergara; 203 – Lorri Howell, Mylene Gabriel; 200 – Lorene Elijah


628 – Stephanie Sanders; 609 – Joanne Grove; 566 – Lorri Howell

Bowling Scores from Mt. Mesa Lanes


300 – Dan Mayfield; 299 – David Renteria; 268 – Barry Hileman; 265 – Jordan Clements; 235 – Robert Reed; 227 – Josh Alexander

Youth Boys High Games:


793 – Barry Hileman; 762 – David Renteria; 720 – Darrell Dochterman; 709 – Jordan Clements; 631 – Clayton Hiles

Youth Boys High Series:


226 – Mary Marcy; 195 – Betty Reed; 194 – Donna Mead

Youth Girls High Games:


514 – Danelle Gayman

Youth Girls High Series:

Bowling High Scores from High Desert Lanes/Edwards Air Force Base
–No Scores Reported–

Tournament Results:

–Coffee Club—
Sun., Sept. 15, 12 noon
AMF Southwest Lanes

Handicap Doubles: 1. Lynn Bender & Zack Long (1866); 2. Lorene Elijah & Mike Bost (1770); 3. Thomas Stancil & John Lloyd (1765).

Handicap Singles: 1. Lynn Bender (935); 2. Paul St. Laurent (932); 3. Zack Long (931); 4. Tony Moody (921).

3-6-9 pot was missed. Carryover now at $355.

Strike Pot was drawn and missed by Tony Moody, still good for $10. Carryover at $75.

Special thanks to my staff, Norris Richards and Lisa Isbell. And, don’t forget to contact Danielle Looney for your very own Coffee Club t-shirt!!

–Coffee Club—
Sun., Sept. 8, 10am
Mt. Mesa Lanes

Handicap Doubles: 1. Chuck Grove & Betty Reed (1952); 2. Billy Weeks & Joshua Alexander (1818); 3. Jordan Clements & Donnie Apple (1816); 4. Mike Clanton & David Renteria (1805).

Handicap Singles: 1. Chuck Grove (1097); 2. David Renteria (978); 3. Joanne Grove (970); 4. Joshua Alexander (954).

3-6-9 pot came down to Mike Clanton and hit! Good for $80. Carryover at $300.

Strike Pot was drawn and hit by Lorri Howell!! Good for $85.

Special thanks to Gabby, Dan and staff for their hospitality as always! Thanks to my bestie, Norris Richards, Lorri Howell & Donnie Apple for helping out. And a special shout-out to Mr. Chuck Grove for shooting an 805 for his first three games (259-269-277)! Congrats!!

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 $1 each (max. $5 total per person). 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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