After winning big in the Camellia City tournament at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno, T.J. Jensen kept going as she took first place in the senior no-tap at McHenry Bowl last Friday.
Jensen rolled a three-game handicap set of 833. She also rolled two high games with a 314 and 288. She earned $58 in winnings, plus she had a potluck lunch.
McHenry and Yosemite Lanes in Modesto have separate divisions for men and women in their senior no-tap tournaments for high game and series. The next no-tap at McHenry is this Friday, which is a one-man and one-woman doubles. The action starts at 1 p.m.
League highlights – In the Bellevue Senior, Linda Roach rolled her first 500 series with games of 186, 158 and another 158 for a 502. She will be honored by our association with a 500 plaque. Cindy Souza had some trick shots as she picked up the 1-2-4 and 10 twice in back-to-back frames.
The Commercial Classic league had first-year bowler Lauren Moosebauer with a string of eight in a row in her first game for a super 266. She followed with a 163 and 162 for a 591, just missing her first 600 series.
Marnie Hamilton, rolling in the Guys & Dolls, had a great game of 252 with a 140 average. She is now eligible to join the local Women’s 500 Club with her 557 series. Jeff Stout rolled the game of the week in the Dolls with a perfect 300 last Tuesday night for a 705 series, both career highs. Remember last week, we had two 299s rolled in the Classic, one in which Brian Rivas left a solid 8-pin on his final ball with a flush pocket hit.
Senior Top-Dog – McHenry Bowl is hosting its fifth annual Senior Top-Dog Scratch tournament Oct. 18 at 12:30 p.m. All USBC card holders who are 55 years and older are eligible. The tournament has rounds of qualifying before cuts. Contact Terry Waring at (209) 571-2695 for information.
Bowl with the pros – Black Oak Lanes in Tuolumne is bringing back its fifth annual Battle at Black Oak from Oct. 10-12. It is the PBAW West Regional with the top pros from the West Coast.
The action starts Friday with the popular Pro-Am tournament for men and women. This year, the PBA women will compete during the weekend. The lanes are offering special packages for Pro-Am bowlers with Hammer and Storm balls. More on this in the coming weeks. If you want info, contact Sandy Taylor at (209) 928-9437.
Remember when – The Merced/Atwater Women’s Bowling Association announced the names of its 1978-79 officers. Scheduled to begin one-year terms were Mary Vergano (President), Freddi Braxton (Vice-President), Jane Moe (Secretary), Barbara McLane (Treasurer) and Jan Perez (Sergeant-at-Arms).
In 1973, Betty Dart shot a blazing 683 scratch series and 714 with handicap to win the Women’s City Singles title. Dart rolled games of 256, 225 and 202. Winning the all-events scratch trophy was Sandy Tooke with a score of 1,700.