Tues., Apr. 30: Bill & Barbara Chrisman of Storm Bowling featured on American Restoration on the History Channel at 10pm ESDT.
Tues.-Sat., Apr. 30-May 4: USBC National Convention, Silver Legacy, Reno, NV
Sat. & Sun., May 4-5: Pepsi State Youth Finals, Classic Bowl, Daly City, CA
Mega Ball 2013 – it’s the 18th annual for this summertime favorite for local bowlers! This year’s league will have an even bigger field of bowlers as we welcome Taft bowlers to join in on this year’s Summer Mega Ball league.
Taft’s West Side Lanes already has 49 bowlers who are already rolling in their division at Westside Recreation & Parks District. West Side Lanes will be sending their top team to meet Regency Lanes’ Wild Card team in the first match of this year’s Mega Ball Roll-Off at the end of the league. Taft bowlers will also be bowling in the Mega Ball Sweeper at season’s end at Regency Lanes.
Although there is not enough room to list each and every amendment that will be voted on at the upcoming USBC (United States Bowling Congress) National Convention that will be taking place April 30 through May 4 in Reno, NV, here is a list of some of the important ones of interest.
Thanks to Storm Bowling, the anxiously-awaited Tony Reyes Memorial plastic ball is now available. Cost is $115 (cash, money order or cashier’s check), which includes shipping. A portion of money collected from the sale of each ball goes to the Tony Reyes Youth Scholarship fund. The ball comes with a ball cup for display purposes. If interested, send you name, ball weight, address (street, city, state and zip), and phone number along with payment to Ed Godbout. Ed’s address is 1441 North 4th Street, San Jose, CA 95112.
Also, FYI, Storm will be releasing seven new balls on May 14th! Storm, which has risen to be one of the top bowling ball companies on the market will bring out three new additions to their current line: Freak ‘n Frantic, Lights Out and Super Natural. This release will also include two new three-color options in the Tropical Breeze series and two new color options in the Ice line, the Mix. Storm states that with a 1500-grit polished finish, the Super Natural will help bowlers battling drier lane conditions and slower ball speed.
The Storm Nation was lit up on April 6 recognizing the local trio team, Zack Newman, Diz Francisco and Sean Ambrose for setting the record for the highest trios scratch series City record! All three bowlers were using Storm bowling balls and it is so exciting to see the company picked up on it and let them be nationally known. This record was bowled on February 18 at AMF Southwest Lanes as they competed in the Bakersfield Scratch Trio league.
Anyone still wanting to get a Tony Reyes tribute emblem, here’s the info. Cost is $5 (check or money order payable to PBA) for each patch. Proceeds from the sale of these patches go to the Tony Reyes Family Fund. To order, send your payment to PBA, c/o TR emblem, 615 Second Avenue – Suite 680, Seattle, WA 98104. Be sure to include your name and return address.
Going in as the top team with the most Elias Cup points, the WTT KingPins comprised of Pete Weber, Tommy Jones, Scott Norton, Jack Jurek and John Szczerbinkski came out as number one winning the 2013 PBA League Elias Cup, which was telecast on April 7. The WTT KingPins team’s owner is Billie Jean King.