SURDICH: Locals place in Senior State

September 24, 2013 

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SUN-STAR PHOTO BY MARCI STENBERG Don Surdich, bowling columnist COLSIG

MARCI STENBERG — Merced Sun-Star

The official results from the 4th Annual Cal-USBC Senior Singles tournament were sent to me with the new results that were held in Stockton in August. A glitch in the system had been repaired.

Atwater's Mike Bayer, an up-and-coming bowler who has only been bowling for a year and a half, had a ninth-place finish in the D division for $43. In the A division, Roger Ross finished in fifth place for $58. In the women's, Dee Bayer rolled to fifth place in the Super Seniors for $66. Great bowling. gang.

Next year's event will be held at AMF Cerritos Lanes in Southern California on Aug. 23-25. The event is open to all California USBC members who are at least 50 years of age.

Little Swiss trios

A $1,800 payday will be waiting for the first-place winner in Yosemite Lanes Annual Little Swiss Scratch Trios tournament set for Sunday, Oct. 6 at 10 a.m.

Any combination of men, women, or mixed with no team maximum. The tournament is limited to the first 16 entries. Entry fee is $300 per team, a $100 deposit is required to hold a team spot. Your high game pot is included with your entry. Optional brackets will be available.

To hold a spot or for more information, contact Wayne Garber at (209) 524-9161. A local team consisting of Neill Barcellos, Sean McCulloch, and Larry Valenti Jr. will be competing this year.

League highlights

Ceres' Cincy Lomeli, rolling in the Thursday night Neisi League, bowled her first 600 series, with games of 185-235-199 for 619. She also rolls at Yosemite Lanes in Modesto. Lefty Mike Robin bowled an even 700 in the Classic and Pete DeVries a 266. Clarence Allen, in the Guys & Dolls, rolled a 278 with a new Columbia Oath. ... Courtney Dahlin bowled a 710 in the Dolls.

BVL tourney

There are no plaques, no trophies for your desk, and no prize money during the Bowlers to Veterans Link tournament to be won. All proceeds are for our veterans and go to the hospitals and VA clinics in California.

Local winners earn a berth into the BVL state finals. You are rolling to help our vets. Your $10 donation will help their cause. Division winners will be on a total scratch basis for a three (3) game series.

The tournament will be held on Sunday, Nov. 10 at Bellevue Bowl at 1 p.m. Your dollars will make a difference in the life of our vets.

Gold box

Have you seen a gold box on the trophy case at Bellevue Bowl, and wondered what it is for?

It is for your suggestions for what type of awards that our association should make available to our members for games rolled, series, triplicates, and other honor scores. As you know, USBC will no longer award you after next fall season. No more key chains, magnets, and 11-in-a-row, etc.

If you win an award, what should it be? That is what our association needs to find out from you.

Do you want a pin for a game, a patch, a Big Mac, t-shirt or a jacket or what? The association policy is that if any member rolls their first 500, 600, or 700 series, you will receive plaque from the association. That will remain the same.


INDIVIDUALS: Eric Hickman 247, John Nunes 246, Bill Hickman 233, Cam Clemens 236, Dave Porter 233, Charles Mook 257, Don Layton 221, Paul Harvey 214, Sandy Alvaro 222, Lorenzo Alvaro 224, Jim Hamilton 232, Dana Lee 214, Marty Daniel 235, Richard Snell 234, Paul Harvey 214, Justin Decker 245, Tyler Davis 252, Casey McFarlin 225, Courtney Dahlin 277.

SERIES LEADERS: Julie Wescott 554, Deanna Cimmino 587, Rae Coonce 644, Tom Brewer 650, Jeremy Hurd 651, Gene Broussard 652, Mark E. Thompson 654, Larry Valenti Jr. 667, Sean McCulloch 667, Paul Merrill 675.

Don Surdich is the Sun-Star's bowling columnist and can be reached at (209) 777-1111 or via e-mail at

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