Hey, kids and parents, Bellevue Bowl has a deal for the kids this summer with a short beginners league that includes free bowling balls.
It is the 8 for 8 league that starts today at 1 p.m.
The charge is only $8 per week for eight weeks (hence the name); it includes two games each week. Bowl with your friends and meet new ones.
You will have a choice of nine different, cool, colored bowling ball designs, and the balls are drilled to fit your hand. This program is open to kids from Merced County.
Registration starts today at noon at Bellevue Bowl on Bellevue Road in Atwater.
Silver Foxes resultsThere was another successful Silver Foxes Bowling Club's singles tournament at AMF Sierra Lanes with 113 bowlers rolling for the purse worth $3,000. The club paid out 28 places. For the first time in a very long time, there were no winners from our association. Taking first place was Bob Quon ($235) with Wolf Were in second ($205). The only name who might ring a bell was Joe Kusunoki in ninth place ($125). Kusunoki was a resident of our area a long time.
West Side lanesDid you know there were two bowling lanes in the city of Dos Palos many years ago? I was told by Jim and Mary Hamilton, who were raised in Dos Palos, that it was not a bowling center as such. The lanes were in the Sevatorum lounge and grille that had two regulation lanes and pin-setters setting up the pins.
The lanes are long gone now, but the Sevatorum is still going strong serving the people of Dos Palos. I don't know if they had small leagues, or the patrons had their own leagues. Maybe they had bets on who could get the most strikes or roll for a beer?
On the lanesJulie Egleston rolled a "Sour Apple" in the Cal-State Women's tournament in Southern California, a 5-7-10 split last weekend. Cam Clemens had a sixth-place finish in the Mark Bourdase Memorial singles tournament last weekend and earned $127.
PBA Senior OpenIt looks like Jim Gordin, owner of Yosemite Lanes, is back on the Senior PBA tour. He competed in the Suncoast PBA Senior U.S. Open in Las Vegas last week. The Senior U.S. Open was sponsored by Storm bowling. Also bowling was Ed Silva from Manteca. Silva ended up in 39th and with a check for $990, Gordin took 62nd for $700. They both roll in the Scratch 6 Gamer at Yosemite Lanes. Amleto Monacelli took the title, among 189 entrants.
This Week's High Scores
SCORING LEADERS: Mike Giordano 214, Dee Bayer 213, Lew Reese 219, Dennis Barcellos 226, Don Caesar 210, Brian Liebelt 266, Casey McFarlin 234, Patty Harrell 200, Julie Egleston 223, Michelle Haas 211, John Montoya 269, Bob Nush 257, Rebel Kendrick 178, Scott Eldridge 235, Larry Valenti Sr. 277, Roger Ross 243, John Pereira 246, Kim Barcellos 192, Nicole Wagner 189, John Neidhardt 228.
SERIES LEADERS: Dee Bayer 495, Sharee Frazier 547, Patty Harrell 573, Ed Huddleston 583, Deanna Cimmino 594, Bob Nush 631, Bill Barthel 636, Roger Ross 637,
Larry Valenti Sr. 663, Brian Liebelt 678, Rodney Alday 681, Mike Robins 687, Doug Laidlaw 688, Sean McCulloch 689, John Montoya 695, Dennis Gray 730.