September 4, 2012

Bellevue Bowl rolling out new TVs, chairs

A couple of years ago Bellevue Bowl Fun & Entertainment Center made some major upgrades to its center. Management completely remodeled its restrooms, facilities that had been in use for close to 50 years. They also revamped the spare room lounge, adding five large flat-screen TVs and a new seating arrangement.

General manager Tommy Cardoza said that more major changes are to come in the near future. Up first: New black chairs for the concourse that are easy to maintain, needing only a damp cloth to wipe them clean. By the end of September, they should have new 40-inch, flat-screen monitors up and running. The monitors are from Brunswick, the world leader in bowling and billiard equipment. New illustrations will be highlighted on the monitors.


Here is the latest on the 7th annual USBC Open: Tournament officials have resolved all appeals and protests, and checks will be mailed out this Friday. This has to be the longest that our California bowlers have had to wait for their prizes. As you know, normally the checks are mailed out close to 30 days after a tournament’s end.

USBC award winners aren’t alone. Apparently, it has happened to those who rolled in the Peach Singles Classic in Modesto. Their final prize list has been put on hold pending average verifications. The USBC has granted the Peach a two-week extension on the final prize list. A re-rate list surfaced with potential conflicts. Checks should be hitting the mail around Sept. 11.

Silver Foxes at K.C. Bowl

A total of 100 bowlers hit the lanes at K.C. Bowl in Hanford last Saturday during the Silver Foxes Bowling Club’s monthly singles tournament. Men and women were rolling for a purse of more than $3,900. Elva Maltman took first place, collecting a check for $220. The only local making a few bucks was Jay Faughn of Modesto with a $108 check.

The next tournament will be a singles event and the club’s first-ever event in Bakersfield. The AMF Southwest Lanes will be hosting the club on Sept. 8 starting at noon. The club will be coming to Bellevue Bowl on Saturday, Nov. 10, for a singles tourney.

Black Oak Lanes

Senior no-tap bowlers, Black Oak Lanes near Sonora is hosting theirits monthly senior 9-pin no-tap this Friday starting at 1 p.m. Entry fee is $15 and during the afternoon they have coffee, cookies, and popcorn for all senior participants. High-game pots for men and women are paid out after every game.

San Joaquin Bowling Club

A trio of Castle Lanes bowlers were represented in the top 10 at last Sunday’s San Joaquin Bowling Club’s singles event at Valley Bowl in Madera. Taking first place was Ryan Sziraki, who came in with a 168 average; he received a check for $450. Sziraki was leading by more than 170 pins going into the last game. David King finished in sixth for $130, and Ron Gonzales in eighth for $105. A total of 48 bowlers competed in the event.

Remember when

in 1966 when Bill Carpenter (Fresno) and Elmer Paravagna (Merced) won $500 in the 3rd annual Gateway Doubles at Century Bowl. ... Percy Ortez rolled a 655 for Sunshine Farms. ... Mozelle Whisnant had a 211. ... Dawn Fernandez was secretary-treasurer for the women’s 600 club. ... in 1981 Ragsdale’s 7-11 won the City Championship with a 3,239. ... Lumie Vyborny was MBA president from 1949 to 1955. ... in 1978 Mary Jane McMurry won the women’s championship singles with a 705.

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