With the closing of Castle Lanes, Sean McCulloch has moved his pro-shop and equipment to Bellevue Bowl and is now ready to help local bowlers.
McCulloch told me he would be open every league night for bowlers needing work and during senior leagues on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. He will be offering new ball drilling, plugging and re-drilling of old balls, installing thumb slugs and finger inserts. You can reach him at (209) 358-6466.
The tour schedule for PBA50 is out.
This tour is for members of the PBA who are over 50 years old. Two members that come to mind are Walter Ray Williams Jr. and Pete Weber. The tour starts out in Tampa, Fla., on April 14-17. They will be making a West Coast stop June 16-19 at the Northern California Track Classic at Harvest Park Bowl in Brentwood.
The association will be holding its annual Senior Singles Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 19, at Bellevue Bowl at 1 p.m. Seniors must be at least 50 years old. Men and women will compete against each other in two divisions according to age. More info in the coming weeks.
Honor roll: Mike Coe 245/641, Roger Ross 245/658, Marty Daniel 244/661, Larry Valenti Sr. 257/663, Mike Gomes 255/663, Bryan Rivas 248/672, Larry Valenti Jr. 234/256/241,731, Kathy Baker (139 average) 202.
Don't forget to call Sandy Taylor at Black Oak Lanes to save a spot in Friday's senior no-tap. She can be reached at (209) 928-4348. The no-tap starts at 1 p.m. and the lanes provide coffee, cookies, and popcorn during the afternoon. Entry fee is $15 and the high-game pot for men and women is paid after every game.
New Year's wish
I hope that everyone had a great New Year's Eve and that 2013 will bring a couple of perfect games.
Don Surdich can be reached at (209) 777-1111 or via e-mail at email@example.com
Dennis Labuga 200, Deanna Cimmino 190, Carol Brewer 189, Kristin Weimer 205, Lew Reese 225, Keith Hunter Jr. 224, Tyler Davis 246, Eric Heitman 227, Steve Sanchez 211, Jim Hamilton 211, Carol Almeida 202, Matt Walker 223, Travis Mason 235, Dennis Gray 255, Bill Barthel 229, Don Surdich 236, Mike Danel 222, David Jarrard 229, Kenichi Miyata 233 (136 average).
Dave Souza 530, Rae Coonce 546, Carol Brewer 552, Clarence Allen 607, Keith Hunter Jr. 607, Tyler Davis 640, Mike Robins 646, Jerry McMillian 660, Doug Laidlaw 673, Mark E. Thompson 674, Sean McCulloch 679, John Ward 683.