Bowling column for Tuesday, September 3, 2019
By: Bette Addington

–Fall Leagues start this week!

Welcome to the 2019-20 Fall bowling season. Hope you plan to join a league or two and support local bowling. If you are unsure of which league to join, just drop by on the day or night you wish to bowl about a half hour before league starts and see if there are any openings. AMF Southwest has quite a few leagues offered as well as The BLVD! Some leagues to consider:
–Tues. night, “Mexican-American Trios” at AMF Southwest Lanes, started Sept. 3rd, 6:30pm. Looking for women to fill some teams.
–Mon. night, “Monday Ladies” formerly Tuesday Ladies Handicap at AMF Southwest Lanes, starts Sept. 9th, 6:15pm (meeting first night at 5:45), openings for individuals or teams of four.

Joining a league is a great way to meet friends. All leagues are handicap which levels the field for everyone. Hope to see you on the lanes!

–Central Valley Masters Fundraiser for a Friend – Sun., Sept. 15, 8am-1pm

Central Valley Masters to the rescue! They have put together a Giant Yard Sale for a friend of many bowlers, Jennifer Lomeli, who recently lost practically everything in a house fire. For those of you that don’t remember who Jennifer is, she worked for years in the snack bar at Regency.

This yard sale will take place at 915 – 17th Street (corner of 17th & O) with an array of donated items for sale plus craft sale items, furniture, clothes, tools, shoes, toys and much more. If you have some gently-used items you would like to donate or new items, please contact John Curtis at 661/900-4559. Or, if you don’t have anything to donate, stop by and purchase something to contribute to this effort!

–Save the Date – GEUSBC 3 Generation Trios, 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

–Did you know?

Your GEUSBC Board of Directors are scheduled to be attending your league meetings and sharing information with you regarding your local association and what events are coming up that you could be involved in. Feel free to ask them about any league concerns you have.

Also, did you know ALL GEUSBC board members have to be RVP (Registered Volunteer Program) certified in order to serve on our board? Besides passing a test to be certified, a background check is also conducted.

–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.
Sunday nights/5:30pm – Gambling Fever Mixed league – started Aug. 18th, still has a few openings. Contact Mary Jane Brust, league Secretary.

Monday nights/6pm – Monday Ladies (formerly Tues. Ladies Handicap), starts Sept. 9th. Openings for individuals or teams of four.
– Flaming 7’s/6pm, Mixed – started on Aug. 12th
– Great Times/6:30pm, Mixed – starts on Sept. 16th

Tuesday nights/6:30pm – Mex.-American Trios, Mixed, starts Sept. 3rd.
– Vegas Funtime/6:30pm, Mixed, starts Sept. 10th.

Wednesday afternoon/1pm – Oldies But Goodies, Mixed Senior league, starts Sept. 4th.
Wednesday nights/5:50pm – Gamblers Anonymous, Mixed league, starts Nov. 6th.
– Petroleum Club/5:50pm, Men’s league, starts Sept. 4th.
– Las Vegas/9pm, Mixed league, starts Sept. 4th.

Thursday nights/6:30pm – Lowenders, Mixed league, starts Sept. 5th.
– Stockdale Open, Mixed league (any 4 combo), starts Sept. 5th.

Friday mornings/10am – Friday Practice, Mixed league, starts Aug. 30th.
– Friday Morning Mixed, Mixed trios, starts Sept. 6th.
Friday afternoon/1pm, Silver Streakers Mixed Senior league, starts Aug. 30th.
Friday nights/6pm – Mexican-Amer. Men, starts Sept. 6th.
– Dixie League, Mixed league, starts Sept. 6th.

Saturdays at 12 noon – Saturday Juniors youth league, starts 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

–Scratch 6 Gamer at Yosemite Lanes is this Sun., Sept. 8th

The September Scratch 6 Gamer is this Sun., Sept. 8th in Modesto. Check in starts at 11am; bowling starts at 12 noon. This tournament will be on the PBA Bear pattern (41 feet). Entry fee is $60 and thanks again to Freddy’s Tree Service, 1 in every 3 entries will cash! Optional brackets, high game pot, last game pot and Senior insurance will also be available. For questions, contact Wayne at 209/524-9161.

–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 and a sad farewell to Jack & Michelle Dunn who moved this past week to Live Oak which is a town up in northern CA near Yuba City. But Jack left us with some high scores from his league plus he and Michelle, along with Mike & LaDonna Helton, went Monterey the weekend of Aug. 23-25, to compete in the 2019 CUSBC State Senior Singles Tournament held at Monterey Lanes. Jack kept up his striking ways and ended up taking first place in his division (Men’s 70-74)!! Congratulations Jack Dunn!!
Mike Helton was sitting at 5th place in the Men’s 60-64 division; Michelle Dunn was sitting at 10th place in the Women’s 65-69 division and LaDonna Helton was 22nd in the Women’s 60-64 division so all cashed!!
-Congratulations to both Robert Fox and Roy Jones who bowled in the ABT So Cal event held at Deer Creek Lanes and made the cut on Sat., Aug. 31st. Robert Fox qualified in 5th position at +94 with a 694 and Roy squeaked in qualifying 12th at +71 with a 671. Although neither ended up placing, Roy Jones won the 900 Global Flux bowling ball given away at the event!
-Congratulations to Mike Bost for winning the Visalia Masters this past weekend at Bowlero Visalia Lanes and to Barb Francisco for winning second place! Mike won $500 for winning the tournament which drew 42 bowlers.

–Condolences & Sympathy
– We lost Joe Granillo on Aug. 20th. Joe was an active bowler in the Mexican-American mixed league at Regency years ago. He was 73. Services were held back on Aug. 30th at Greenlawn Southwest. For further info or to leave a message, go to


Tues.-Mon., Sept. 3-9: Fall/Winter leagues begin

Sat., Sept. 7: XFrame Handicap 5-Gamer, 3pm, West Covina Lanes, 909/702-3369

Sat., Sept. 7: CBT Scratch 7-Gamer, 10am, Bowlium, Montclair, 661/418-8007,

Sat., Sept. 7: Scratch 6-Gamer, 5pm, Ebonite’s Harley Valley Bowl, Simi Valley, 805/415-7018

Sat., Sept. 7: Sport Pattern Challenge 4-Gamer, 7pm, AMF Rocklin Lanes, 916/521-3524

Sat. & Sun., Sept. 7-8: Cal Bowlers Tour Handicap Doubles Tourn. w/Crossover Doubles, Delta Bowl, Antioch, 925/757-5424 or 925/757-2695

Sun., Sept. 8: Coffee Club will be at Mt. Mesa Lanes, Lake Isabella, which opens at 10am

Sun., Sept. 8: Scratch 6-Gamer, 12 noon, Yosemite Lanes, Modesto, 209/524-9161

Sun., Sept. 8: JAT, 9am, Bowlium, Montclair,

Sun., Sept. 8: NCJET, 10am, Stars Recreation Center, Vacaville,

Sun., Sept. 15: CVM “Fundraiser for a Friend” Giant Yard Sale, 8am-1pm, 915 – 17th St. (corner of 17th & O), contact John Curtis with donations or questions – 661/900-4559. (All proceeds go to Jennifer Lomeli who suffered a recent house fire.)

Sun., Sept. 15: Bakersfield 500 Club Meeting and Tourn., 12 noon, AMF Southwest Lanes, 661/747-9101

Wed., Sept. 18: Golden Empire USBC Board Meeting, 6:15pm, location TBD
Bowling High Scores for Tues., Sept. 3, 2019

Bowling High Scores from AMF Southwest Lanes


287 – Brian Maurseth; 279 – Chris Garcia, Andrew Svoren; 276 – Greg Hernandez; 269 – Jack Dunn; 268 – Aris Anadilla; 266 – Kevin Kizzy, Carlie Medina III; 258 – Phil Cook, Hector Santiago; 256 – Matt Sanchez, Mike Hardwick; 247 – Jake Massie, Charles Gabriel, Joe Cantu; 246 – Charles Allen; 245 – Paul St. Laurent; 239 – Mike Yorba, Alex Garcia; 238 – Zack Newman; 237 – Warren Green; 236 – Mike Morgan, Charles Breeding; 235 – Rick Sanchez, Thomas Stancil; 234 – Rick Bowman, Adam Sotelo; 233 – Benjamin Valdez, Chad Green, Gilbert Alaniz, Mark Bess

Youth Boys:
226 – Taylor DelTiempo; 225 – Nolan Byers; 212 – Tristan Perham; 202 – Nickolas Hogan; 195 – Tarin Espinoza; 180 – Gabriel Regpala, Jr.


775 – Carlie Medina III; 750 – Jack Dunn; 738 – Chris Garcia; 727 – Andrew Svoren; 726 – Hector Santiago; 703 – Brian Maurseth

Youth Boys:
604 – Taylor DelTiempo; 594 – Nolan Byers; 531 – Tristan Perham; 519 – Nickolas Hogan; 474 – Gabriel Regpala, Jr.


243 – Netta Yaeck; 233 – Mylene Gabriel; 225 – Racquel Vergara; 224 – Lisa Isbell; 219 – Rita Smith; 206 – Stephanie Sanders; 203 – Karen Polyniak, LaDonna Helton; 202 – Diana Gagliardi, Irene Villalobos

Youth Girls:
189 – Queona Reyes; 169 – Justine Tweedy


613 – Lisa Isbell; 610 – Stephanie Sanders; 601 – Racquel Vergara

Youth Girls:
476 – Justine Tweedy; 469 – Queona Reyes

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

Bowling Scores from The BLVD!


279 – Robert Fox; 259 – Charles Gabriel; 258 – Zack Newman; 256 – Darin Fox; 255 – Tim Henson, Alex Garcia; 249 – Thomas Stancil; 247 – John Curtis; 246 – Chris Gregory, RJ Richardson; 244 – Jackson Hering; 243 – Matt Sanchez; 239 – Ian Byers; 236 – Jesse DeLaHerran, Don Snow; 234 – Greg Barraza, Jr.; 233 – James Cowan; 230 – Greg Hernandez


732 – Robert Fox; 717 – Zack Newman; 714 – Charles Gabriel; 704 – Jackson Hering; 701 – RJ Richardson


218 – Mylene Gabriel, Joanne Grove


573 – Joanne Grove

Bowling Scores from Mt. Mesa Lanes
–No scores reported—
Youth Boys High Games:
Youth Boys High Series:
Youth Girls High Games:
Youth Girls High Series:

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

Tournament Results:

Note: Coffee Club on Sun., Sept. 8 will be at Mt. Mesa and will return to AMF Southwest Lanes on Sun., Sept. 15.

–Coffee Club—
Sun., Aug. 25, 12 noon—Monthly 9 Pin No-Tap
AMF Southwest Lanes

Handicap Doubles: 1. Mike Bost & Lynn Bender (2416); 2. RJ Richardson & Mike Maloy (2173); 3. Paul St. Laurent & Chester Waybright (2166); 4. Tony Moody & Roy Jones (2114); 5. Zack Newman & Butch Graham (2105).

Handicap Singles: 1. Mike Bost (1263); 2. Mike Maloy (1236); 3. Aris Anadilla (1120); 4. Zack Newman (1108).

3-6-9 pot came down to Russ Tweedy, but missed. Carryover now at $335.

Strike Pot was drawn by Shayla Phillips-McPherson and hit! Good good for $65. Carryover at $40.

Special thanks/could not have done this without the help of Central Valley Masters guys—John Curtis & Ian Byers. Thanks to Chris Gregory, Donnie Applie and RJ Richardson for bowling as well. And, don’t forget to contact Danielle Looney for your very own Coffee Club t-shirt!!

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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