When the Glover Tournament Committee prepared for this year’s event over the last nine months they felt they needed to do some changes to entice more bowlers to come and bowl this event. It was more or less a make-or-break year for this event as the last couple of years the number of entrants had leveled off and not shown any increase and since this event’s committee strives to have one of the biggest prize funds offered to participants, it came down to seeing what could be done differently. But, little did the committee know, this weekend had some major surprises in store!
The annual GEUSBC (Golden Empire United States Bowling Congress) Adult & Youth Awards Banquet will take place this Saturday night, October 11, at the Eagles Hall (corner of 17th and H downtown). This Banquet is open to all bowlers and will be honoring the winners of the 2013-2014 local tournaments (BVL and Mixed City) as well as induct two very deserving people into the GEUSBC Hall of Fame and announces the Bowlers of the Year (male and female). Tickets must be purchased in advance as no tickets will be sold at the door. For further information on how to purchase tickets, contact GEUSBC President Ray Neubig at (661) 333-8969 or GEUSBC Vice President Vicki Taylor at (661) 809-6214.
Thanks to the coordination of local bowler, Diz Francisco and his wife Barb, some select local bowlers will have the chance of a lifetime to be able to partake in a special bowling clinic here in town to learn new skills to improve their game. The local bowlers participating are: Brian Maurseth, Mike Mayo, Matt Sanchez, Bette Addington, Gary Cole, Mylene Gabriel, Charles Gabriel, Ed Yoho, PD Richardson, Dan Long, Doc Victor, Chris Addington, Lynn Bender, Zack Long, Chris Gregory, Bryan Reid and Roger and Ryan Steele from Reno, NV at Regency on Wednesday. The Thursday clinic at AMF Southwest Lanes will have Nancy Curran, Buck Jackson, Clint Sanders, Rick Bowman, Ron Erickson, Phil Chow, Sean Ambrose, Robert Mayo, Carlie Medina III, Sonny Pollard, Cody Lewis, Aris C. Anadilla, Andrew Svoren, Diz Francisco, Barb Francisco, Norris Richards, Zack Newman and Kenny Branch. The clinic will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
If you did not get on a team or join a league yet, you still have time this week. Stop by your favorite center and ask as there are openings on day and night leagues and the desk personnel would be more than happy to advise you what league would be best for your level and availability.
Labor Day was the day the top four teams plus the wildcard team returned to Regency Lanes to face off to determine the winner of the 2014 Mega Ball league.
The first match teamed the wildcard team “In It To Win It” (Bette Addington, Gilbert Alaniz and Baldo Lomas) against the fourth seed “Smoke ‘n’ Mirrors” (Carlie Medina III, Shannon Branch and Zack Newman). To say this match was close would be an understatement as they tied for their one-game roll-off with both scoring 674! To break the tie they had a nine and tenth frame roll-off. Team Smoke ‘n’ Mirrors won 154-142.
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!