You still have time to sign up for Bellevue Bowl’s Handicap Singles Seven Gamer this Saturday, Oct. 14.
The entry fee is $60. Action starts at 11 a.m. and you will be using your 2017 book average. There is a guaranteed first place of $350 based on 40 entries.
The tourney is open to all men and women who are members of the USBC. One out of every five will cash. You will roll seven games, moving one pair of lanes to the right after each game. The top five qualifiers will then move to a step ladder final.
Entry forms are now available at Bellevue Bowl. This will be a fun tournament and it is not certified by the USBC. Give Sean McCulloch a call at 209-358-6466 to reserve a spot or for information.
Hugh Gary 278-278-215 for a 771, Dawn Fernandez 244/628 series, Cam Clemens 669, Gene Broussard 267, Lew Reese 267, Sandy Alvara 279, Bill King 266, Caren Thompson 236, Olga Lopez 175, Adam Farris 248/643, Todd Gilles 652, and John Flanagan 279/670.
Fresno’s Chin wins Don Glover Masters
Riely Chin, the youngest masters winner at 23, won the 10th Annual Don Glover Masters in Bakersfield recently and took home the Glover trophy and a check for $3,000.
Seeded number one, Chin took on the second seed in Ray Lussier from San Jose. He defeated Lussier 245-193 for the win. Chin started the final match with five strikes and led by 50 going into the tenth frame. He was averaging 244 in the match play finals.
He also rolled a 300 during the tourney. Chin is attending Fresno City College and will be enrolling at Fresno State for this fifth year. He has been coached by Chris Preble of Fresno State which is known as the top bowling coach in California.
A total prize fund of $11,399 was paid out down to 14th with 71 entries. Two of our Modesto bowlers came home with a few bucks in their pocket as Wayne Garber finished in 11th for $230 and Lanndyn Carnate in 14th for $200.
Senior League on a roll
The Tuesday Senior league at Bellevue Bowl was rocking last week as they put their canes away and rolled. Newcomer to the area, Phyllis Diamond rolled 105 pins over her average with a women’s league high of 234. Ernie Penherio rolled a 244, Janie Schropp a 233 with a 597 series, Nevora Nush a 555 series, and Ed "Slick" Hudddleston a 245 with a great 675 set.
Haggerty takes the Battle at Black Oak
West coast pro P.J. Haggerty of Roseville took the the top prize of $2,500 last weekend at the 12th Annual Battle at Black Oak Casino West Region PBA Title held at Black Oak Lanes.
The win give Haggerty his 12th Regional title. In match play he was undefeated with a 10-0 record. A total of 44 West Coast PBA members were rolling in the regional event. Coming in second was Chris Warren of Grands Pass, Ore. with a 5-5 record for $1,300 was edged out by six pins by Haggerty.
A couple of Modesto bowlers picked up some bucks as Wayne Garber placed in 6th for $700, and Lanndyn Carnate in 8th place for $650. The final money spot was earned by Atwater's Neill Barcellos in 14th for $400.
Dod results from Santa Maria
The crowd from the Merced/Atwater area bowlers was sparse this year during the Columbus weekend Department of Defense tournament held every year at Rancho Bowl. It looks like the only locals making a some bucks were Bob Heller and J.D. Lawson during the payout on Sunday evening.
The attendance has dwindled ever since the leader of the local group Johnel Maryland was injured in a automobile accident few years back. Maryland was the driving force by getting bowlers to drive to Santa Maria for this big money tournament.