The Merced/Atwater Women’s 500 Club is hosting its annual Club Championship Singles Tournament at Bellevue Bowl on Sunday at 1 p.m. All bowlers must be members of the local 500 Club to bowl. Your entering average will be from your 2013-14 book; if none, summer or current average of 21 games must be verified by your league secretary.
There will be $200 added to the prize money for this tourney. The payout will be one out of five and awards will be mailed within 30 days. Check-in is 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with an entry fee of $22. Entry forms are available at the side desk. There will be three games of regular bowling. Members are required to wear their club shirts.
Hall of Fame meeting
Hall of Fame members, it’s time for you to cast your vote for the Class of 2015 to be inducted into the Merced County Bowling Hall of Fame. The association has invited all members to a meeting Saturday at Bellevue Bowl at 11 a.m. This year, the Hall of Fame and Scholarship dinner will be held April 11 at the Atwater Community Center. Members are urged to attend the meeting. Plans for the dinner will be discussed. Contact Keith Hunter, association manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (209) 722-7175 for information.
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Scotch Doubles in Sonora
The Mother Lode 500 Club in Sonora is hosting a Scotch Doubles tournament at at Black Oak Lanes on Saturday at 2 p.m. The tournament is open to USBC members. Doubles teams can consist of men, women or mixed. The entry fee is $35 per team. Your current 2014 book average will be used; if none, then your summer or current average of 21 games or more. You will be rolling four games. Entries close at 9 p.m. Friday. Entry forms are available at Bellevue Bowl.
10th Annual Senior No-Tap
There are spots available for the 10th annual Senior 9-Pin No-Tap at Black Oak Lanes on March 13 on the 1:30 p.m. squad. Your high game pot is paid out after every game for men and women. The final prize list will be paid after tournament’s end.
Checks are mailed out after the winner of the three squads are combined and determined. The lanes furnish cookies and coffee during the afternoon. You will use your 2014 book average, or your average as of Jan.1 if you do not have a book. The entry fee is $15. There are 20 spots reserved for Bellevue bowlers. Contact me if you’re interested in going.
Weber a star on ESPN
It looks like longtime professional bowler Pete Weber is now a star with ESPN. He made a promotion spot in conjunction with the USBC Masters. In the commercial, he looks like a typical league bowler. He is carrying an old one-ball bag and stops at the reception desk to exchange rental shoes for his street shoes. The receptionist is spraying the rental shoes with disinfectant as he leaves the building.
Weber finished third in the Masters. He had a slight problem with Jason Belmonte during their match, as Belmonte left his bowling towel on one of Weber’s ball. Weber told him not to leave his towel on the ball because he said it might have something on it that he didn’t want on his ball. It reminder me of the time that Sean Rash and Belmonte got into it with plastic water bottles when Belmonte was cracking a bottle during their match a few years back.
More on Belmonte‘s unbelievable run in the USBC Masters and the PBA Tournament of Champions next week.
SCORING LEADERS: Sharon Roper 185, Bob Simons 233, Marge Casaletto 164, Rikki Cascia 175, Patrick McGee 191, Ron Danel 225, Renee Danel 210, Gayle Sagin 150, Phyhllis Wallbaum 198, Jim Hamilton 268, Frances Smith 168, Ron Danel 225, Manuel Frade 185, Ed Rowen 210, John Pereira 248, Kristen Weimer 180, Marie Herrera 194, Ray Mayfield 245, Nathan Flanagan 277, Larry Valenti Sr. 278, Tom Brewer 265, Mary Hamilton 162, Diane Sousa 179.
SERIES LEADERS: Rose Galli 455, Ashley Danel 510, Tom McBride 517, Renate McIntyre 523, Terry Dvorack 530, Bill Helms 533, Ernie Pinheiro 558, Keith Hunter 563, Tom Brewer 572, LaDonna Stone 576, Mike Danel 583, John Neidhardt 597, Lew Reese 621, Chris Elias 621, Keith Daugherty 636, Paul Merrill 641, Lance Ollenberger 645, Ronnie Conzales 660, Ronnie Heil 663, Jim Hamilton 672, Nathan Flanagan 674.