The Merced County USBC Association is holding its annual meeting at Bellevue Bowl this Saturday at 11 a.m.
Several board members are up for reelection this year. There will be some new faces on the ballot for directors.
In the running are Caren Thompson, Courtney Dahlin, Gudi Ross, Jim Mullings, and Dave Egleston.
If you want on the ballot or know an association member who would be an asset to the board, you need to get in touch with Rae Coonce, President of the association at (209) 761-1290.
Is now the time for a change? Is the board stale, stagnant, and need of new ideas? Do you think you can help? If you have any questions from the board about anything pertaining to the board or the USBC in general? Now is the time to ask. Be at the meeting and have your voice heard.
Toyotech takes it all
Toyotech, lead by Cam Clemen's 266 in the first game of the roll-offs was all they needed to win the league championship for this year in the Wednesday Night Commercial Classic, the top league at Bellevue. The team's first game blew everyone away. Team members with their average are: Gene Broussard (199), Justin Broussard (170), Ronnie Gonzales (190), Cam Clemens (197), and John Lema (176). Topping the league averages were Nathan Flanagna with a 213 and Courtney Dahlin with a 200.
Joined at the hip
A couple of our bowlers are having hip replacements. Long time veteran bowler, Bruce Wescott had his replaced recently and first time bowler Dave Souza is having his replaced in June. This is no big deal for Wescott as he had a replacement a few years ago, he told me. Both will be in rehab for a while. We wish them a speedy recovery.
At the bi-monthly senior no-tap at McHenry Bowl last Friday in Modesto, we saw Manuel Frade tie for first place with an 835 with Jim Bass of Modesto. Russell Sanborn was next up at 830.
Frade rolls in the Guys & Dolls on Tuesday night with Paul's Landscape. The next no-tap will be a senior fun day no-tap this Friday at 1 p.m. which could be an 8-pin or a 9-pin no-tap. Who knows?
The Merced/Atwater Women's 500 Club will be hosting their first ever Scotch Doubles tournament this Sunday at Bellevue at 1:30 p.m.
This tourney is open all USBC members, both men and women can bowl. The doubles can be two men, two women, or mixed to bowl.
One bowler rolls the first ball, and the other bowls the second ball (trying to pick up any pins left). In the next frame they switch.
You bowl four games on a pair with the lowest scoring game thrown out. You use your April 15 book. Entry fee is $22 each. Entry closes Saturday at 5 p.m..
Cedar Lanes update
At you might remember, one of the premier bowling centers in the San Joaquin Valley closed last year on June 3. During the 1960's it hosted many PBA tournament and many state venues.
Cedar Lanes is being torn down and leveled and will be replace by a neighborhood Wal-Mart store. The new store will be open in 2015.
Note: Scoring and Series leaders will up in a few weeks after the summer leagues get rolling.
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 hereDON SURDICHUP YOUR ALLEY