March 5, 2013

McCulloch earns generous bonus for rolling perfect game

It looked like Bellevue Bowl was well represented at the recent San Joaquin Bowling Club's singles event held at Valley Bowl in Madera.

It looked like Bellevue Bowl was well represented at the recent San Joaquin Bowling Club's singles event held at Valley Bowl in Madera.

Out of 12 locals competing, we had six bowlers placing in the money, and one bowler did exemplary. Sean McCulloch rolled a 300 game and received a $100 from Valley Bowl and a bonus of $50 from the club for rolling his perfect game. Larry Valenti Sr., Larry Valenti Jr., Ryan Syzraki, and McCulloch all placed. Newcomers were Adam Ferris and Tyler Davis who joined the club at Madera. It was their first adult and club tournament and they both cashed.

Silver Foxes results

The Silver Foxes Bowling Club's singles event was held on the Central Coast at Rancho Bowl in Santa Maria recently. They had 104 bowlers battling for a prize fund worth $2,800.

The club paid the first 20 placers, but for the first time that I can remember, we did not have any local bowlers in the prize list. Raul Buchan took first place and received a check for $225. The next scheduled tournament will be a singles event at AMF Visalia Lanes this Saturday at noon.

League highlights

Larry Valenti Jr. picked up the very wide split the 3-4-7and 10. ... In the Dolls it was Ed Rowen rolling his third career 700, a 721 with a high game of 268. ... In the Merchants it was Karen Farrero who had a 202 with a 129 average. ... In the City tournament it was Jeremy Hurd rolling a 775 scratch series in singles.

Black Oak tournament

A total of 15 Bellevue men and women seniors were rolling in the 8th Annual Black Oak Lanes senior no-tap tournament last Friday. A couple of 300 games rolled by Richard Moore and Jim Mullings were worth a few bucks. The tourney has one more day, next Friday, for their 10 a.m. squad. The entry fee is only $15, and you roll three games of 9 pin no-tap. If you are interested, contact Sandy Taylor tournament director at (209) 928-9437.

Bourdase junior scholarship

A fund is being made to honor the memory of Mark Bourdase, a Clovis bowler who passed away of Feb. 16.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorial donations be made to the Central California USBC, 575 No. Minnewawa Avenue, Ste. 12, Clovis, CA 93612. On your check you can memo: Bourdase junior scholarship.

The scholarship will honor up-and-coming junior bowlers in their college educations. Let's see what our association members can do to help out this junior scholarship fund.

Sad note

Mary Lou Flagg, 81, passed away on Feb. 19 after a short illness. Flagg was a long-time bowler in the area and all over the nation, wherever her husband James was stationed while he was in the Air Force.

I know that our senior ladies in the association will remember her. A couple of our seniors told me that she bowled at Century Bowl for years and I know that she bowled at Castle Lanes in the women's fun league. Services were private.

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


Caren Thompson 246, Richard Pazin 201, Chuck Gregory 226, Vane Vant 205, Herjinder Bagri 177, Bill Dills 232, Nevora Nush 201, Brian Liebelt 257, John Eversole 213, Roy Browning 234, Brian Hickman 278, Rick Newton 211, Gary Wescott 237, Peggy Docherty 247, Patty Harrell 211, Mike Coe 243, Kay Koehn 245, Niki Abernathy 192, Sachiko Howard 202


Tom Brewer 538, Jenny Avellar 561, Bob Weimer 587, Caren Thompson 605, Todd Gilles 622, Manuel Salazar 625, Mike Robins 630, Jerry McMillian 645, Roger Ross 663, Bill Botwright Jr. 671, Jim Fortin 679, Marty Daniel 693, Larry Valenti Sr. 704, Sean McCulloch 713, Mike Gomes 719

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