Our Merced/Atwater Women’s 500 Club is hosting its yearly Three on a Team handicap tournament June 12 at 1 p.m. at Bellevue Bowl.
The tourney is limited to the first 33 paid entries. Lineups can be three women, three men or mixed. Entry fee is $22 per bowler, and you roll three regular games. Your 2014-15 book average will be used. The handicap for this event is 80 percent of 220 for each bowler.
This tournament is certified by the USBC. Entries close at 6 p.m. Friday. If you snooze, you lose.
PBA pros join Vanessa Brown Regional/Pro-Am – The 11th annual Vanessa Brown Homes PBA Western Regional and 9-pin Pro-Am will be June 10 and 11 at Yosemite Lanes in Modesto and will include PBA players.
PBA50 pros Mike Scroggins, Ron Mohr and Harry Sullins and PBA pro Michael Haugen Jr. are scheduled to compete, Gary Mage, PBA West/Northwest regional manager, said in an email. Scroggins won eight PBA Tour titles, including two majors, and has three PBA50 titles. Mohr is an eight-time PBA50 winner and two-time PBA50 Player of the Year. Sullins won five PBA tournaments and is a three-time PBA50 champ.
With the PBA50 Northern California Classic starting Sunday in Brentwood, more pros could stop in Modesto on their way to Harvest Park Bowl. Scroggins, Mohr and Sullins also are entered in the Brentwood event.
There are three divisions to choose from in the Vanessa Brown tournament – senior ($25 entry fee), adult ($40) and junior ($20). Friday’s action rolls at 4 p.m. and Saturday’s at 7:30 p.m. Guaranteed first-place money is $250 in the senior division and $350 in the adult division with the junior division guaranteed $100 in scholarship prizes. Your highest 2016 book will be used.
If you want to sign up or need more information, call Yosemite Lanes at 209-524-9161. Yosemite is offering special packages for all bowlers from $110 to $190 for a Hammer Scandal or Ebonite Cyclone ball from 12 to 16 pounds, including drilling and your entry fee. A great deal.
Central Valley Seniors at Bellevue – The Central Valley Senior Bowling Club will host a singles event at Bellevue Bowl on June 18 at 1 p.m. This is a handicap tournament for men 55 and older and women 50 and older.
Tournament entry fee is $40. You can join the club the day of the tourney for $20 or bowl as a guest for a $10 non-refundable fee in addition to the entry fee. You roll four games of qualifying across eight lanes. Your highest book average as of April 1, 2015, will be used.
The top three will battle it out in a mini-stepladder final, with the winner between Nos. 2 and 3 bowling the No. 1 seed to determine the champion.
Bowlers will receive their winning checks the day of the tourney. The champion will receive a plaque.
Weber sets senior record – Pete Weber set another record by winning his fourth consecutive PBA50 Tour title. Weber was the top qualifier for the stepladder finals, and he went on to defeat Harry Sullins 223-184 in the title match of the PBA Senior U.S. Open in Las Vegas. Weber shared the previous record of three titles in a row with Hall of Famer Tom Baker.
Senior no-tap doubles at McHenry – This is for you, seniors: Mark your calendar for June 17 for the senior no-tap doubles at McHenry Bowl in Modesto, followed by Yosemite Lanes’ 9-pin no-tap June 24.
Black Oak Lanes in Tuolumne has two squads of 9-pin no-tap on July 1 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Call Jeff Hurley at 209-928-9437 to check availability.
Remember when – In December 1966, the Last Frame bowling column in the Sun-Star read: “In the roll-off Sunday at Continental Bowl, 100 women bowlers vied for the honor of advancing into the State BVL Championships in San Fernando Valley on April 14. Betty Brown bowled a 721 to win the Classic division honors; Mary Louise Bennett had a 720 to top the A division; Janie Schropp a 695 in the B division; Mary West a 668 in the C division; Laura Daniel a 672 in the D and Geraldine Nichols a 539 in the E division.”