Yosemite Lanes delighted six Bellevue bowlers Friday during their senior nine-pin handicap no-tap.
It looked like the Yosemite no-tap was especially pleasing for the ladies. In the first high game, Judy Simpson placed second with a 297, and Ed Rowen took first for the men with a 305. In the second high game, Janie Schropp rolled a 325 for first, Karen Hunter took second with a 310, and Simpson had a 279 while Jerry McMillian rolled a 292. In the third game, McMillian and Bill Simpson tied for first with a 306, and Schropp also had a 306.
In the women’s high series, Simpson finished first with a 901 ($47), Hunter placed second with an 852 ($27) and Schropp took third with an 833 ($25).
Black Oak Lanes’ monthly senior no-tap this Friday is full. McHenry Bowl will have its monthly no-tap July 15 at 1 p.m.
Vanessa Brown pro-am results – Here are Bellevue bowlers who participated in the recent 11th annual Vanessa Brown PBA West/Northwest regional at Yosemite. All scores are with the scratch score and the pro’s score plus handicap.
In the Friday afternoon senior pro-am, Bruce Wescott had a 1,711 for fifth place, Ed Rowen rolled a 1,661 for 14th, Julie Wescott had a 1,637 for 23rd, Larry Stone posted a 1,634 for 24th, Carol Almedia rolled a 1,589 for 47th, Phyllis Wallbaum had a 1,511 for 74th, and Dave Egleston rolled a 1,490 in 78th.
In the adult pro-am, Lee Almeida finished second with a 1,739, Melanie Karle came in 19th with a 1,597, and Brian Rivas was 25th with a 1,500.
Bellevue had 88 bowlers with some rolling on both days, Friday afternoon and Saturday night. The list of money winners will come out next week.
Gigantic 5 tourney – How about $2,000 for a first-place team? Get a five-person team together and enter Granada Bowl’s Gigantic 5 handicap tournament in Livermore to shoot for that prize. Cost is $200 per team and $40 per bowler.
The action is scheduled for July 10 with squads at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. USBC has certified the tournament, which is open to all members. The team can be all men, all women or mixed. Bowlers will use their 2016 book average. Each squad will have its own prize fund, which is based on 32 teams. There will be optional doubles and brackets. Sixteen teams already have signed up for the 1 p.m. squad.
Contact Tom Crane at 925-580-5002 or TC9erfan@aol.com.
Battle at Black Oak Casino – According to Gary Mage, PBA Northwest/West region manager, 46 bowlers competed in the Battle at Black Oak Casino last weekend in Tuolumne. The event drew regional competitors, many top scratch bowlers from the West Coast and several from out of state.
Topping the list of participants was PBA member P.J. Haggerty of Roseville. He had 4,701 total pins for a win over PBA regular player Michael Haugen Jr., who had 4,601. Haggerty collected $2,500, Haugen $1,300. The tournament paid down to 15 places.
Regional bowlers in the tournament included Will Garber, Myles Duty and Alex Bermudez from the Modesto area and Neill Barcellos from Atwater. Rick Francis of Linden was the only one who cashed in with a senior check for $250.
Next is the PBA Wine Country Northwest/West Open on July 8-10 in Rohnert Park.
Remember when – The 1969-70 average book of the Merced Bowling Association had the following scores for the season. Season-high games were by Joe Fernandez (279), Chuck Balch (278) and Richard Wiebelhaus (277). The 700 series bowlers were Wes Greenawald (729), Don Surdich (709) and Mervyn Nelson (706). Turning in 300 games in the association were Thomas DuPont on March 1, 1962, Clarence Smith on Oct. 19, 1964, Lloyd Hill on Dec. 21, 1966, and Walter Smith on March 6, 1967.