Tues., Feb. 11: GESUBC Youth Committee Meeting, 4:30pm, Regency Lanes – Mike at 661/331-2695.
Tues., Feb. 18: Entry deadline for CA Pepsi Youth Championships – info at www.calusbc.com.
Wed., Feb. 19: GEUSBC Board Meeting, 6pm, AMF Southwest Lanes – Ray at 661/333-8969.
Wed., Feb. 19: Regency Las Vegas league starts tonight at 6:30pm – info at 661/325-6428.
It could have been a night of history in the making this past Tuesday, February 4, at Regency Lanes. It took place in the league play for the Tuesday Men’s Handicap league during the third game where opposing teams Team #1/Crest Bar & Grill were taking on Team 7 and both anchormen were on a striking course. That would be Mike Hefley on Team 1 and Ron Andrews on Team 7.
Hefley and Andrews continued striking and when they reached the tenth frame the whole place was talking. Could they both keep striking and both bowl a 300? Has this ever been done? As it all unfolded and to the glee of all present, Andrews went up first and achieved a perfect 300 game. Hefley then really had the pressure put on him but he kept his composure and smoothly was also able to bowl a perfect 300 game and everyone went wild!
The 2014 edition of the Bud Hannaman Super Bowl 6-Gamer is in the books. Thirty-seven local bowlers came out to Regency Lanes Super Bowl Sunday morning to honor the legacy of the late Bud Hannaman. Hannaman started this tournament on Super Bowl Sunday eighteen years ago and since his death, Gary Cole and Russ Tweedy have continued the legacy.
This was the first year the tournament was a 6-Gamer as it had been a 10-Gamer in the past. It is still a handicapped event. Bowlers bowl six games and then the top five bowl a TV-style roll-off to determine the champion.
Three bowlers—Diz Francisco, Robert Mayo and Carlie Medina III—made the trip to Modesto to bowl in the Modesto 6-Gamer this past Sunday, Feb. 9, taking place at Yosemite Lanes.
They bowled on the PBA Detroit Open pattern and although none of them were able to win this event, they placed. Francisco (+24) placed 9th; Mayo (+27) placed 7th good for $100; and Medina III (+48) placed 6th good for $120. Last Modesto 6-Gamer champion, Rich Custer, of Modesto, won this event again. Francisco did not come home empty as he was able to win the high senior series total, good for the tournament entry, $60.
Do you have a bowling buddy that you believe could be eligible for the GEUSBC Bowler of the Year? How are they selected and what are the criteria?
All current GEUSBC members are eligible for this award and are selected by the GEUSBC Hall of Fame committee. One male and one female bowler (adult or youth) are selected each bowling season for this award which is awarded during the GEUSBC annual Adult-Youth Joint Awards Banquet.
Bowlers interested in a chance-of-a-lifetime to be instructed by one of the best, if not the best coaches in bowling, here’s your chance!
The dynamic duo of Mark Baker and Chris Barnes will be here in Bakersfield offering not one but two 6-hour clinics at two local centers on September 10 and 11, 2014. Clinics will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Space is limited so if you are interested in participating in one of these clinics, please contact Diz Francisco (661)599-3097 as spots are filling up fast.
With the 44th annual Californian State Senior Bowling Association Senior Tournament recently wrapping up that was held in Fresno, a couple local bowlers faired pretty well in the final standings.
In the Singles C division, handicapped, Mike Mayo tied for first with a (797) with Rocky Lemon of Orange County and Junko Taniguchi came in second with a (787).
Mayo also placed first in the All Events C Division, handicapped with 2,228 total pins. Official results and prize checks will be issued later this month.
The 45th CSSBA Senior Tournament will take place in Modesto in 2014 for five consecutive weekends starting Oct. 25-26. For more information, go to www.cssba.net.