Crazy Days bowling tournament sounds crazy fun

July 23, 2013 

It looks like our local Women's 500 Club has another winner coming its way, as this Sunday the club will be holding a Crazy Days mini tournament.

It has three different games during the afternoon. The first game will be a 3-6-9, where you will get an automatic strike in those frames.

The rest of the game is regular bowling. The second game is the favorite of everyone, the 9-pin no tap. The third game is an 8-pin no-tap.

It is open to both men and women, with separate divisions for both. The fun all begins at 1:30 p.m at Bellevue Bowl, it is a handicap tournament with your 2013 book will be used.

Entry fee is $22 per person. Entries close this Saturday at 6 p.m. They can be left at the control desk at Bellevue Bowl. For more information, contact Kristin Weimer, club secretary at (209) 393-1705.

The Peach

McHenry Bowl is ending their run of their 64th annual Peach Singles Classic in two weeks. It's a five-game (2-1-2) handicap event, with seven separate prize lists.

Last year's prize fund totaled nearly $25,00 with a guaranteed prize fund this year of $20,000. First place is guaranteed $2,000.

The Peach pays $100 up to 100th place. Local David King is on the board for the men's high scratch game with a 259. Squads times are at noon, 2:30 p.m., and 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. If you need a spot, call (209) 571-2695.

Birthday boy

P.J. Haggerty celebrated his birthday in style recently, as he won the Vanessa Brown Homes PBA West regional at Yosemite Lanes in Modesto. Haggerty turned 40.

The Auburn resident was in the groove on Sunday morning as he went 7-1 in match play. He bowled over Chris Warren from Grants Pass, Ore., 252 to 185 for the win and a $2,000 check.

Warren earned $1,100. Host Wayne Garber placed in 17th good for $425. Warren is leading the points standings of the regional, Haggerty is in third, and Garber in fifth.

The trio was bowling the Wine Country West/Northwest Open sponsored by Track at Double Decker Lanes in Rohnert Park last weekend. Warren took another second for $1,200, Garber took seventh for $700, and Haggerty took eighth for $700.

South Point center

Construction of the new arena at South Point Hotel and Casino will commence this year. South Point's current bowling center will still continue operations. It's already a world-renowned facility that annually hosts top professional and amateur events including the Professional Bowlers Association's World Series of Bowling.

The new tournament facility will include more than 60 lanes, featuring the latest bowling technology, tournament registration area, squad room, locker area and more.

"South Point already runs a premier bowling center where casual fans, amateurs and professionals from all over the world come to play the game they love," said Michael Gaughan, owner of South Point.

"This bowling tournament facility we're building with USBC will provide an unrivaled destination for bowling enthusiasts and add another dynamic element to attract visitors to South Point and Las Vegas."

Remember when

In 1973 Joe Fernandez rolled a 703. ... Quinn Young had 11 in a row. ...Gordon Aue had a 175 average. ... Frank Beames a 161 average. ... Ray Cornejo a 180 average... Gus Drumm a 169 average. ... Walt Hise a 185 average. ... Charles Cannaday a 709. ... Buichi Kajiwara takes the City Championship singles with a 710. ... Jack Herkert with a 152 average. ... Smokey Kimura a 182 average.

Don Surdich is a Sun-Star correspondent. He can be reached at (209) 777-1111 or via e-mail at name hereDON SURDICHUP YOUR ALLEY

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