This Friday, McHenry Bowl in Modesto will host its annual Senior No-Tap Turkey Shoot, where bowlers can win a turkey by knocking down a colored head pin with a strike.
The Shoot is a nine-pin no-tap tournament. The event kicks off with a potluck lunch at noon and sign-ups starting at 12:30 p.m. Bowling beings at 1. Entry fee is only $15, and it will get you into a high-game pot for men and women paid out at the end of the tourney.
Michael Bayer, a new bowler rolling in his first-ever league, was jumping with excitement after rolling his first 200 -- a 201 in the Bellevue Seniors. ... Julie Egleston had her first 600 series with our association, a 623 in the Nisei League with a 233. ... Caren Thompson was on fire with games of 198, 233 and 247 for a 678 in Commercial Classic. Nevora Nush picked up the 4-6-10 split.
San Joaquin Bowling Club
In the one-day handicap singles tournament held recently at Freeway Lanes in Selma, Mark Bourdase won his third career club title. Bourdase rolled a 233 in his last game to catapult ahead of Kevin Kwok and Ryan Sziraki. Atwater's Sziraki finished in second place.
Next up for the club is a handicap trio event at K.C. Bowl in Hanford Saturday. The first squad kicks off at 11 a.m., and is limited to 24 teams. The club is adding $500 to the prize fund.
Marie Herrera is in the top 25 in unofficial results for the B Singles Division of 43rd Cal-State Senior Championships being held in Modesto. The tournament ends this weekend. Fresno and Clovis will host next year's Senior Championship at Sierra Lanes and Rodeo Lanes.
Never Too Old
You're never too old to roll a few great games, as Bill Dargan of Spring Hill, Fla., proved recently. Dargan, who averages 183, was rolling in the Monday Night Men's League at Spring Hill Lanes when he rattled off games of 257, 267, and a 300 for a super 824, impressive for any bowler.
Dargan's previous high game and series was 299 and 700, respectively. Oh, by the way, Dargan is 77.
The Merced/Atwater Women's 500 Club will host its annual Holiday Doubles at Bellevue Bowl on Dec. 9. Doubles must consist of a local 500 Club member and guest, man or woman. Entry fee is $22 per person, and the tournament will follow regulations bowling with handicap and is certified by the USBC.
Mark your calendars.
Don Surdich can be reached at (209) 777-1111 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Russ Cowperthwaite 197, Doug Laidlaw 279, Jerry Hill 268, Rikki Cascia 233, Dee Bayer 190, Deanna Cimmino 246, Casey McFarlin 225, Ron Danel 244, Jeremy Hurd 239, Kay Zimmerman 200, Dave Porter 236, Jerry McMillian 233, Concordio Banut 212, Robert Chaney 246, Dawn Fernandez 216, Ed Huddleston 234, Bill Simpson 236, Jess Ramirez 249, Jim Hamilton 232, Dave Souza 200, Keith Hunter 189
Deanna Cimmino 605, Gene Wallace 623, Brian Hickman 653, Jerry Hill 663, Ron Danel 669, Clarence Allen 674, Courtney Dahlin 686,
John Nunes 692, Larry Valenti Sr. 693, Larry Valenti Jr. 693, Marty Daniel 698, Mike Robins 710, Mark E. Thompson 729, Roger Ross 730