The official results are in. Dee Bayer and Kristin Weimer finished fifth in the B Doubles at the 7th annual Cal-State Women's Championships in Fresno. They each won $138. Bayer also placed in the all-events for another $51. In B Singles, Karen Tweed was 43rd, collecting a small take-home prize of $33. Mary Ickes finished in the money in C Singles and All-Events, pocketing $31 and $51, respectively.
Up next for our local women and valley bowlers are tournaments in Reno and Modesto, and then the club's 40th Invitational on Oct. 28 at Bellevue Bowl.
Baker, Barnes at Yosemite
Coming back for an encore performance are Mark Baker, coach to the PBA touring pros, and Chris Barnes, the No. 1 player in the world. Both will be at Yosemite Lanes again this year for a two-day clinic slated or Sept. 8-9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. The cost is $350, which includes on-lane instructions, classroom presentations, personal instruction manual and lunch. The clinic is limited to 22 players.
Day 1 will include your physical game, as well as lane-play discussions by Baker. On Day 2, Barnes will discus PBA patterns, equipment discussions, lessons, and how to select a six-ball arsenal.
To sign up, you can contact Jim or Wayne at (209) 525-9161, or Scott at (209) 522-9856.
Silver Foxes Bowling Club
There is a correction in the schedule for the Silver Foxes Bowling Club for the 2012-13 season. The flyer from the board of directors that I received had McHenry Bowl as hosting the Foxes on Jan. 12 for the coming season, which was wrong. There was a mix up in the lineage price between McHenry and Yosemite Lanes. Yosemite Lanes has signed a contract and will be hosting the singles event on Jan. 12. The Foxes will be in action this Saturday at K.C. Bowl in Hanford with a start time of noon. Check-in desk opens at 10.
Larry Valenti Sr. had a great birthday present last Friday during McHenry Bowl's Senior Fun Day tournament. The tournament featured regular bowling in the first game, eight-pin no-tap in the second, and a nine-pin no-tap in the final game. Valenti had games of 228,290 and 280 for a total handicapped series of 858. His first-place showing was worth $61. This is back-to-back wins for Valenti at McHenry. His other half, Roberta, started off slow with a 165, but rebounded strongly with a 286 and 223 to win a championship of her own with an 875 ($68). The men and women have their own prize fund. Thirty-three men and 28 women participated.
Bellevue Bowl has its fall season sign-up sheets up with dates and times for all its league meetings. The first meeting is set for the Monday Night Merchants on Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. I will have a full lineup with league meetings and start-up nights. I do know that there are 18 teams already signed up for the Bellevue Bowl senior trio league on Tuesday afternoons.
Don Surdich is the Sun-Star's bowling columnist and can be reached at (209) 777-1111 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.