1 BOWLING NEWS Page 1 Thursday California Bowling News P.O. Box 4160, Downey, CA Online: Office: (562) Fax: (562) Dave Gulley & Paula Vidad Paula Vidad New Reigning Queen at Temecula Lanes by Randy Gulley TEMECULA Paula Vidad is the General Manager of Temecula Lanes and Billiards in Temecula, CA. She was born and raised in Southern California and is an awesome women who loves the sport of bowling. She is a graduate of Cal-State University where she attended on a full bowling scholarship. She was the California State Women s Amateur champion and 1984 Ladies Professional Bowlers Tour Rookie of the year. She has three professional regional titles, seven state titles, Citrus Belt Queen s title and is a twotime Southern California All- Star team member. One of her most recent accomplishment is capturing the 2011 USBC Senior Queen s title. Paula became the General Manager of Temecula Lanes & Billiards in Temecula, CA on December 21, My brother Dave (Citrus Belt Hall of Fame for Superior Performance), Ann McGee and I visited this beautiful bowling center on January 26th and really enjoyed our visit with my friend Paula. She is also on the DV8 Regional Pro Staff. Paula has always been a mover and a shaker and has put together numerous tournaments. Her most recent effort is that she founded the Women s Bowling Alliance that is trying to step in for the defunct PWBA. This is an alliance of women who have a passion for bowling. One of the events that really places Paula in a class of her own is that in 1993 Western Women Professional Bowlers (WWPB) she set the Women s Record for the most 300 games in a Single Tournament, three (3) in 28 games. She is in three Hall s of Fame for Superior Performance, Citrus Belt (Inland Empire), Southern California and California State. When Paula isn t bowling she enjoys motorcycle riding, snow skiing and watching sports. Anyone who knows Paula knows she is one of the most kindest, sweetest individuals you will ever meet, and I m so lucky to have gotten to know this young senior bowler. Citrus Belt s KIMBERLY HUDSON Finishes Second at ABT Nationals by Frank Weiler LAS VEGAS The Citrus Belt s Kimberly Hudson finished in second place at the recent ABT Nationals, in the senior division. At the urging of friend and local teammate MARY ANDRUCZYK, Kimberly joined ABT in December. She selected the upgraded gold membership because it entitled her to a free bowling ball. It was just what Kimberly wanted to launch her ABT career. The ball she received and used to nearly win the senior title was the new Storm IQ Tour. It was the ball recommended by EMPIRE BOWL pro shop operator ZACH JELLSEY. The ABT national tournament was only Kimberly s third tournament. She did pretty well for a rookie and looks forward to many more tournaments in the future. She is grateful to her friend Mary for introducing her to the competitive world of tournament bowling. Mary said it would be fun and she was never more right then when I received my 250 check related Hudson. Hudson put together games of = 547 to qualify for the finals, and 199 and 193 during the semifinals. She lost in the championship match because of seven splits! LOS ANGELES In one of the highest scoring televised Baker format doubles title matches in PBA history, comedian and podcast innovator Chris Hardwick and 14-time Tour winner Chris Barnes defeated actor/comedian Kevin Hart and four-time PBA Tour titlist Bill O Neill, , to win the 5th annual Chris Paul PBA League All-Stars tournament aired Sunday on ESPN from Lucky Strike LA Live. Hardwick and Barnes combined for the last nine strikes in the title match to edge Hart and O Neill for the win. O Neill could have sewn up the match with a strike on the second ball in the 10th frame but left a 10 pin. This has to be the best celebrity tournament ever, said Hardwick, who is the son of PBA Hall of Famer Billy Hardwick. I was excited just watching it, much less bowling in it. They were kicking our butts at first and my mindset was to just not get slaughtered, added Hardwick. But Chris (Barnes) kept me pumped up and said we ve got a long way to go in the match. I have to admit that the pressure of that match got me a little fatigued, but looking back at it that may have helped because being a little tired forced me to relax and not over think it. Barnes, one of six PBA King of the Hill Sunday February 10th at 1pm (check in noon) Teams of 4 Max 785 Monthly Team Tournament with Optional Doubles Team Event Entry Fee 20 per person Optional & Under & Over 160 Mystery Game 2 Carry Over 500 Call Jon at (949) for more info or Hardwick and Barnes Team Up to Win Chris Paul PBA League All-Stars MISSION HILLS The ABTA will be hosted by Mission Hills Bowl Saturday Feb 9 in a one day event with five qualifying Saturday beginning at 12:00 1:00-2:30-4:00 & 6:00 PM. The board will be frozen with 1 in 5 bowlers advancing to the Semifinals at 8:00 PM with the Finals to follow. The Match Game will go for a Huge 3,500, and the Match Series is estimated at 400 and the is a nice 2,400 at Mission. Due to poplar demand and suggestions if the Match Game carries over it will then be a Sweet 5,000 at Westminster Lanes next week. triple crown winners, struck on all of his shots including all three in the 10th frame to win the match. We had our hands full with those guys, Barnes said of the Hart/O Neill team. They got off to a fast start with the first three strikes, but we didn t let them get too far away (Barnes and Hardwick started spare-strike-spare). I reminded Chris (Hardwick) that there was a long way to go in the match and anything could happen to turn it around. He threw some clutch strikes in the fifth, seventh and ninth to keep the string going. The 2013 fundraiser, benefitting Paul s CP3 Foundation, returned to a doubles format and showcased several owners and players in the new PBA League. Other Tour players competing in addition to Barnes and O Neill were reigning Player of the Year Sean Rash, five-time Tour winner Jason Belmonte, PBA Hall of Famer Norm Duke, four-time Tour titlist Mike Fagan, three-time Tour winner Osku Palermaa, and two-time PBA regional winner Missy Parkin. In addition to Paul, Hardwick and Hart, other PBA League owners represented were former NFL All-Pro receiver Terrell Owens, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker La- Marr Woodley, and actor Jesse ABTA Visits Mission Hills Match Series is 400 & pot is 2,400 If Match Game Carries over at Mission It will be 5,000 at Westminster Lanes There will be Guaranteed pots of 100 at 4:00 and 200 at 6:00 PM Saturday and only 7 total for the 3 games to enter. Mission Hills is located at Sepulveda, Mission Hills (818) Take 405 freeway to Devonshire east ¼ mile to Sepulveda then left, or take 118 freeway to Sepulveda then ¾ mile south. Please see our ad in this paper for more information. The following week we have a One Day event Saturday, at Westminster Lanes in Westminster. Feb. 23 West Covina Lanes and Mar 2 we visit the Bowlium in Montclair. Champions Chris Barnes & Chris Hardwick Williams. Other celebrities competing were Paul s Clippers teammate Blake Griffin and former NBA star and ESPN analyst Jalen Rose. Competition began with two Baker doubles elimination rounds of four doubles teams each with the highest-scoring team in each bracket advancing to the championship match. The Baker format requires the pro and celebrity to alternate frames in each game. In the first round Hardwick, creator of the popular podcasts The Nerdist and All-Star Celebrity Bowling, and Barnes, representing their Silver Lake Atom Splitters team combined for a 199 game eliminating Rose and Fagan, representing the Motown Muscle (190), Owens and Duke, representing the Dallas Strikers (186), and Williams and Rash bowling for the BROOKLYN STyLES (143). In the second round, Philadelphia area natives Hart and O Neill of the Philadelphia Hitmen advanced to the title match by combining for a 218 outscoring Griffin and Parkin, representing Billie Jean King s New York WTT KingPins (189), Paul and Belmonte bowling for L.A. X (182), and Woodley and Palermaa bowling for the Pittsburgh Jack Rabbits (177). Between semifinal matches the celebrities participated in the one-ball Super Clash elimination competition which was won by actor Quinton Aaron, who played the role of Baltimore Ravens lineman Michael Oher in The Blindside. Aaron struck on his seventh shot to edge tournament host Paul who had a nine-count. Defending champion Williams was eliminated in the fifth frame. Bowling News Honor Roll Name Score Date Center SANDY LUSCOMBE CHAPARRAL LANES ED CABS CAL BOWL STEVE CLARK CAL BOWL LEONARD RUIZ JR CAL BOWL JAMES LUCCI FOREST LANES JEREMY RUSSELL VISTA ENTERTAINMENT HAROLD HILL SR VISTA ENTERTAINMENT RON CAPPS WESTMINSTER LANES MICHAEL CURTIS EL CENTRO alan mojado 300/ cal oaks bowl pam pancoast palos Verdes Bowl MIKE RICK 827/ FOOTHILL LANES KMEL CUNANAN CARTER LANES JACK FELTON FOUNTAIN BOWL cecily fong keystone lanes toby lee EMPire bowl anthony washington sands bowl JASON CARRILLO MISSION HILLS BOWL tobe lee EMPIRE BOWL CHAUNEY MERRITT DEL RIO LANES ATTENTION ALL BOWLERS: bowl an honor score THIS WEEK & by Tuesday Noon YOUR NAME, SCORE, DATE & CENTER & you will be on the front page to: men: & 7-10 s Women: 298,299,300, 700+ & 7-10 s Why doesn t rain spares and strikes? EVENT OR CLUB DAY DATE BOWLING CENTER ABT SO CAL CITRUS BELT SUNDAY FEB 10 FOOThill LANES ABT SO CAL orange co. Saturday FEB 9 WESTminster lanes ABTA SATURDAY FEB 9 mission hills bowl JAT SUNDAY FEB 10 keystone lanes king of the hill sunday feb 10 FOREST lanes slac usbc bvl tourney sunday feb 10 PALOS verdes bowl uhbt SUNDAY FEB 10 PICkwick bowl valentine no-tap dbls sunday feb 10 Chaparral lanes
2 RiversideLanes3.25X8.BowlngNews 8/28/12 2:52 PM Page 1 Page 2 BOWLING NEWS BringYour Group Here for a New Experience WITH COSMIC BOWLING LIGHT SHOW! WINTER HOURS: SUN THURS 7:30AM TO 11:00PM FRI SAT 7:30AM TO 1:00AM RIVERSIDE LANES Book Sweepers Group Reservations Birthdays Corporate Parties Citrus Belt Seniors Score Big At Military Championships by Frank Weiler LAS VEGAS Several Citrus Belt senior bowlers did well at the recently completed Military Championships at the Gold Coast and Orleans bowling centers. Senior retired competitors have to be sixty years or older. It is amazing that there were over 500 such competitors on hundreds of teams, coming from all over the world, from all five branches of our armed forces. The tournament included an equivalent number of competitors in the active duty and retired (under sixty years) divisions. The tournament is managed by High Roller Inc., led by Brad Edelman. Myself and all my fellow competitors are thankful to Brad and his team for doing such a great job. This years tourney was the 56 Th. annual installment of the Military Bowling Championships. The mission of the tournament is to bring together military bowlers from home and worldwide assignments to participate in outstanding competition. The competition establishes a comradeship that all military members will always look forward to. The tournament features a 50,000 prize fund. Here are the top Citrus Belt senior finishers in each event: SCRATCH SINGLES (4 games) 15th Wilbert June nd Tom Smith SCRATCH DOUBLES (4 games) 3rd Zeke Veitenheimer / Frank Weiler th Marv Egeland / Les Claasen SCRATCH ALL-EVENTS (12 games) 12th Tom Smith th Wilbert June SCRATCH TEAM (4 games) 8th Budmen (Moreno Valley) SCRATCH TEAM ALL-EVENTS (12 games) 6th Budmen (Moreno Valley) 15, The tournament featured some great scores including John Donovan s 1063 ( ) in senior singles. His first three games totaled 808! While there were many great scores, I mention John s winning singles score because he was a member of the Budmen team from Moreno Valley. However, I didn t list him above because he isn t listed in the Citrus Belt Average Book for the last three years. The BOWLING NEWS salutes your bowling and service to our country.
3 BOWLING NEWS Page 3 CLOSING DATE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 20, OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS OFFICIAL ENTRY FORm SChEDULED DATES/TImES: TEAm EVENT Sat, Feb. 23 at noon, 3pm, 6pm Sun, mar. 3 at 9am, Noon, 3pm list squad Choices (in order of precedence): team: D/s: OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM NEW! Optional Scratch Division available for all four events! TEAm EVENT: Mission hills Bowl DOuBlEs/singlEs: Sun, Feb. 24 at 8:30am, noon, 3:30pm Sat, mar. 2 at 11:30am, 3pm, 6:30pm 2013 NLAC WOMEN S CHAMPIONSHIPS 1 Division hdcp only with Sepulveda Blvd. Mission Hills CA SCHEDULED DATES/TIMES: TEAM EVENT Sat, Feb. 23 at 12pm, 3pm, *6pm Sun, Mar. 3 at 9am, 12pm, *3pm usbc Certified 25 PER EVENT/PER PERSON DOUBLES SINGLES: 10 OPTIONAL ALL-EVENTS Mission hills Bowl Sepulveda Blvd. Mission Hills (818) OPTIONAL SCRATCh handicap: 80% of 230 FEBRUARY 10, 2013 DIVISION PER EVENT ESTIMATED *PRIZE FUND OF 15,000. *Based on 80 Teams CLEAN 30 POT; SCRATCH, HANDICAP & SR. SINGLES POTS & BRACKETS AVAILABLE ON-SITE USBC # highest Average (*if needed) Mission Hills Bowl 10 OPTIONAL ALL-EVENTS Sepulveda Blvd. Mission Hills (818) NEW! 5 OPTIONAL SCRATCH DIVISION PER EVENT HANDICAP: 80% of 200 List Squad Choices (in order of precedence): TEAM: D/S: NEW! Optional Scratch Division available for all four events! ENTRIES CLOSE: FEBRUARY 10, CLEAN 30 POT; SCRATCH, HANDICAP & SR. SINGLES POTS & BRACKETS AVAILABLE ON-SITE WOMEN S TEAM EVENT: 100 PER TEAM LIST NAMES IN ORDER LINEUP WILL NOT BE CHANGED Check One (list Local Assoc. est. from) USBC Certified 25 PER PERSON/PER EVENT DOUBLES SINGLES: DOUBLES/SINGLES: Sun, Feb. 24 at 8:30am, 12pm, *3:30pm Sat, Mar. 2 at 11:30am, 3pm, *6:30pm team EvEnt: 100 PER TEAm LIST NAmES IN ORDER LINEUP WILL NOT BE ChANGED Print Bowler's name (First, last) NEW! ONE HANDICAP DIVISION ONLY FOR ALL FOUR EVENTS Sepulveda Blvd. Mission Hills CA (*if needed) ENTRIES CLOSE: TEAM EVENT: Mission Hills Bowl PRINT Bowler's Name (FIRST, LAST) Highest Average (list Local Assoc. est. from) USBC # Check One 1 Cur 2 Cur. 1 3 Cur. 2 4 Cur 3 4 TOTAL AVERAGES Mark bowlers entered on a second team with an asterisk* Opt. scratch team - 20 DOuBlEs/singlEs EvEnt: 50 PER PERSON LIST NAmES IN ORDER LINEUP WILL NOT BE ChANGED PRInt Bowler's name (First, last) Opt. scratch All-Events (You must enter Hdcp first) Average TOTAL AVERAGES Mark bowlers entered on a second team with an asterick* Opt. Scratch Team - 20 DOUBLES/SINGLES EVENT: 50 PER PERSON LIST NAMES IN ORDER LINEUP WILL NOT BE CHANGED Check One PRINT Bowler's Name (FIRST, LAST) DS Optional Scratch All-Events (You must enter Hdcp first) Average Check One 1 10 hdcp 5 scratch Cur hdcp 5 scratch Cur 1 10 Hdcp 5 Scratch 1 10 hdcp 5 scratch Cur 2 10 Hdcp 5 Scratch 2 10 hdcp 5 scratch Cur Hdcp 5 Scratch 2 10 Hdcp 5 Scratch A Contract of Mutual Responsibility: To the Association Manager of the North Los Angeles County Bowling Association (NLAC USBC), acting for those whose names appears on this entry form. I hereby enter those listed in the events indicated and all agree to abide by the tournament and playing rules and regulations prescribed by the NLAC USBC, including all provisions set forth on the entry form, together with the playing rules and regulations of the United States Bowling Congress. Entry fees as shown on this entry form are herewith enclosed for the events entered. Premature termination of the Tournament brought about by war, national emergency causes relating thereto or there from fires, strikes, lockouts, labor difficulties or other reasons beyond the control of the NLAC USBC shall cause the foregoing prize schedule to be prorated in accordance with the number of entrants who have bowled in each of the respective events up to the time of termination. TEAm NAmE (Suggestive names will be edited) Team Captain (Print) Center Address City These rules, regulations, requirements and information must be read carefully before completing this form. An entry submitted without the required information and with incorrect fees remitted may be returned. IMPORTANT: Large groups may not be able to be scheduled in the same squad. We will try our best to accommodate. Entries will be processed and scheduled in the order they are received. Zip Center Address City mail PAYmENT AND COmPLETED ENTRIES TO: NLAC USBC OPEN ChAmPIONShIPS ENTRY TOTAL FEE team Date D/s Date MAIL ENTRY TO: NLAC USBC WOMEN S CHAMPIONSHIPS Devonshire St. #212, Granada Hills, CA Phone (818) time time Zip (confirmations) These rules, regulations, requirements and information must be read carefully before completing this form. An entry submitted without the required information and with incorrect fees remitted may be returned. IMPORTANT: Please list your squad times in precedence. We may not be able to schedule all your bowlers in the same squad. We will try our best to accommodate. Entries will be processed and scheduled in the order they are received. OFFICE USE ONLY team Entry no: team total Fee D/s total Fee All Events total Fee Devonshire st. #212, granada hills, CA Phone (818) (Suggestive names will be edited) Team Captain (Print) Phone (confirmations) Phone TEAM NAME OFFICE USE ONLY TEAM ENTRY NO: Team Total Fee D/S Total Fee All Events Total Fee Scratch Fees ENTRY TOTAL FEE Team Date D/S Date Time Time Enclose entry form, total fees & average verification (if needed) 8 A WEEK FOR 8 WEEKS OF PURE BOWLING FUN! Ultimate Handicap Bowling Tour (UHBT) JOIN the 8 for 8 BOWLING league today! JOIN the 8 for 8 BOWLING league today! 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4 Page 4 BOWLING NEWS Diddy Watts Youth State Singles Challenge Upon entering this event, I understand and agree to the rules and regulations of this tournament. Name Signature Male Female Address (City, State, Zip) USBC Youth Membership # Association Jacket Size (Men s Adult) Handicap Division (180-under) Average (See Rule #6) Cell Phone ( ) *Based on 225 district qualifying entries THREE Ways to Qualify to the Semi-Finals! Bowling Center Birthdate Age Must be 19 or younger on or before Aug 1 DISTRICT QUALIFIER: Boys Scratch 45 Girls Scratch 45 Handicap (180 average-under) 45 Sat, August 10 at 1pm Sat, August 10 at 4pm Sun, August 11 at 10am Sun, August 11 at 1pm LAST CHANCE QUALIFIER (August 17 9am): Boys Scratch 70 Girls Scratch 70 Handicap 70 SEND ENTRIES WITH PAYMENT TO: DW Challenge 45 Mitchell Blvd #7 San Rafael, CA DO NOT MAIL after AUG. 5 (DIST QUAL.) Questions? Andre Eubanks (323) Make Checks Payable to: CUSBC. Write DW Challenge in check memo. Visit us online at CalUSBC.com qualify from Semi-Finals to the DOUBLE ELIMINATION FINALS Last Weeks Solution teaming up TOGETHER for Scholarhip! ADULT/YOUTH DOUBLES TOURNAMENT Bowl with Family & Friends! OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM - MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO CUSBC I would like to enter the CUSBC Adult/Youth Doubles Tournament and agree to the rules and regulations of this event. AMF ORCHARD LANES (Dist 1) 2397 Esplanade, Chico (530) TOURNAMENT SITES: MC HENRY BOWL (Dist 4) 3700 McHenry Ave, Modesto (209) JUNE 29-30, TEAM ENTRY FEE GUARANTEED SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED IN EACH DIVISION OFFICE USE ONLY Rec d Paid AMF BOWL-O-DROME (Dist 7) S. Western Ave., Torrance (310) See what it s like to bowl on a professional shot! STRIKES UNLIMITED (Dist 2) 5681 Lonetree Blvd, Rocklin (916) CLOVERLEAF BOWL (Dist 3) Fremont Blvd #3, Fremont (510) SELECT ONE: SAT, JUNE 29 1 PM SAT, JUNE 29 4 PM YOUTH Youth USBC Membership # Male Female Address City Zip Local Assoc Home Center Birthdate Phone ( ) Cell Home Youth Ent. Average League A. Highest verifiable Winter certified avg (min 15 ga.) as of 4/15/13, If none, B. Highest verifiable certified current avg as of tourn. date (min 15 games), league sheet provided, If none, C. Highest verifiable avg (min 21 ga. - Summer and Winter), If none, D. Entering average: 125 MISSION HILLS BOWL (Dist 5) Sepulveda Blvd, Mission Hills (818) AMF RIVERSIDE LANES (Dist 6) 299 W. Orange Show Rd. San Bernardino 92408, (909) SUN, JUNE AM SUN, JUNE 30 1 PM SELECT ONE: SCRATCH DIVISION VISTA ENTERTAINMENT CTR (Dist 8) 435 W Vista Way, Vista (760) MAIL ENTRIES AND PAYMENT TO: CUSBC Ad/Youth Doubles 45 Mitchell Blvd #7 San Rafael, CA HDCP A DIVISION: 350-up (TOTAL TEAM AVG) HDCP B DIVISION: 349-under (TOTAL TEAM AVG) ADULT USBC Membership # Male Female Address City Zip * Local Assoc Home Center *Confirmations will be Phone ( ) Cell Home ed to adult. Adult Ent. Average League Highest USBC Winter certified average (min 21 ga.) as of 4/15/13, If none, Highest USBC certified current average as of tournament date (min 21 games), league sheet provided, If none, Highest average (min 21 games - Summer and Winter), If none, Entering average: 230 Scratch
5 BOWLING NEWS Page 5 American Bowlers Tournament Association P.O. Box 3721, Santa Fe Springs, CA Cell: Jack Trongale Wins Second ABTA Title at Action Lanes Mark Anthony Sr & Sunny Fong Hit Match Series will be 2,400 and Match Series estimated at 400 Match Game Still 3,500 & Will Be Raised to 5,000 Cap If Not Matched at Mission EL MONTE We returned to Action where we saw 176 entries come out on Saturday for a fun day of bowling. The cut scores were +63 for the men and +35 for the women. The Super Seniors added to the board (two men and one Woman) Housep Simonian +61, Tom Dahl +49, and Estela Ventanilla +25. Super seniors are men 63 and over, and for the women a young 55. That would give us 46 bowlers making it to the semi-finals. The High qualifiers for the tournament were Mark Andrews for the men with a +143 and for the women it was Deborah Sanders with a +76. They will get a paid entry into a future regular ABTA event. Each week our top seed draws the Match Series, and this time it was worth 302. Mark would draw the score and he drew a 448. We had two bowlers that bowled the score and it was Mark Anthony Sr and Sunny Fong, they took home 151 each. We will estimate the Match Series at 400 at Mission Hills event. This week it was both Chris Abing and Gino Mansilungan that missed on the last shot. They would split the 50 consultation, and we will go for 2,400 this week at Mission Hills. In our optional doubles, winning were Edmond Del Mundo and Mark Andrews with a 1427 for 110. Finishing in second was Chris Kelly and Rey Josafat Jr with a 1405 for 90. There was a total of 1,190 paid out in doubles and 23 paid spots with low to cash of This would bring us to our top Beat the Board finals. After the first game the low for the top 16 was +29 for the men and +29 for the women. The top five bowlers were Kelly Wynn and Emily Yeung in a tie for 4th place with a +37. In third place was Leslie Gabriel with a +39. In second place was Leonard Garcia with a +54. In first place was Jack Trongale with a +55. He was also the first game side pot winner for 65. After the second game the low for the women was now +20 and for the men it was +33. The top 5 bowlers after the 2nd game were Emily Yeung in fifth place with a +62, in fourth place was Joey Nepomuceno with a +66, in third place with a +74 was Mark Andrews, in second place was Tim Tran with a He was the 2nd game side pot winner for 70. Still in first place was Jack Trongale with a After game 3, the Final standings were in, the top 16 was + 9 for the three women and +33 for the men. The three women in the top 16 were Carrie Wong, Leslie Gabriele, and Emily Yeung. Finishing in the top 5 were Ming-Kai Liu in 5th place with a +71 for 110, finishing in 4th place was Du Quach with a +75 for 110. Finishing in 3rd place was Joey Nepomuceno with a 689 for 200. Finishing in a close 2nd place with a +124 was Tim Tran and he took home 500. Jack Trongale would finish in first place and his second ABTA title. He would take home 1,000 for the victory and an additional 100 for using a 900 Global ball, to give him a total of 1,100. There were a total of 3 people that picked him as a Horse and they were Bedell Vasquez, Jack picked himself, and the combination of Debra Sanders and Greg Kokanour, they would each get 302. Jack would draw the Match Game this week that was worth 3,500, and he drew a 216 and no one matched that score so the pot will carry over to Mission Hills with a back (562) (562) (Cell) ABTA Tournament Feb 9 Mission Hills Bowl Sepulveda Mission Hills CA Take 118 Freeway to Sepulveda and go 1 mile south or 405 Freeway to Devonshire east to Sepulveda and north ½ miles 2,900 1 st w/bonuses 1,000 Min 1 st Qualify saturday 12:00-1:00-2:30-4:00-6: // Semis 8:00 pm Top 16 Single Elim Finals to Follow Entry Fees Reduced Entry Fees Brackets Match Game Match Series Doubles--Side Pots Open to new Members up to 209 Avg. No PBA / WPBA Guaranteed Min of 30 Men & 7 Women (min) to Cash plus Super Seniors Men & women Qualify separately 0ptionql Hcp Side Pots Guaranteed 100 4:00PM 200 6:00PM only 7.00 total to enter 3,500 Min Prize Fund (Guaranteed) regardless of Entries top 16 Guaranteed in 5 entrants advance to the Semi Finals all Semifinalists to cash with top 16 advancing to the exciting Single elim finals format (most events) 3 Women Guaranteed Temporary schedule (may be a change) Take note Trongale Wins His 2nd ABTA Title at Action Lanes Joey Nepomuceno 3rd 200, Bobbie Mc- Collum (ABTA Dir.), Jack Trongale, Champion 1,100, Tim Tran 2nd, 500, Leslie Gabriel 12th 100, Leonard Garcia, 9th. up pot now at 1,494. NOTE If the Match Game is NOT hit at Mission it will have a new Cap of 5,000 at Westminster next week Champion Jack Trongale is from Habra and used a Missing Link drilled by ABTA member Iron Mike Villarreal. He is married to Bobbie and would like to thank his #1 fan Bobbie, Stan Por, Steve Brode and specially the ABTA and its fine staff. Tim Tran, Second Place, is from Costa Mesa and used a Morich drilled by Ben Mach. He is a Super supporter of the ABTA and one of the Good Guys!! Joey Nepomuceno, Third Place, is from West Covina and used a DV 8 Terror drilled by Chris Escuta. He is married to Charina and they have four children. He thanks God for all his blessings, his family for their support, Paula Vidad as his mentor, Chris Escueta for taking care of his equipment. Another Good Guy for sure!! The weekly 900 ball winner was Edmond Del Mundo. We will resume the regular raffles this week at Mission. This week we visit classy Mission Hills Bowl in the valley located at Sepulveda, Mission Hills (818) Take 405 freeway to Devonshire east ¼ mile to Sepulveda then left, or take 118 freeway to Sepulveda then ¾ mile south. Please see our ad in this paper for more information. The following week we have a One Day event Saturday, at Westminster Lanes in Westminster. Then Feb. 23 West Covina Lanes and Mar 2 we visit the Bowlium in Montclair. Squad times are 12:00-1:00-2:30-4:00 & 6:00 PM with Semifinals 8:00 PM. Top 16 will follow. You can check our website ( for schedule and directions. Make Plans for a good time! Its history folks as Jack Trongale one of the Good Guys if ever was one enters the archives as our latest champion. Thank you for being an ABTA member until then! Results of the Free Pool are 1st Quarter Marvin Galsin 7-3 Paid Reg entry. 2nd Qtr Sonia Coronado 1-6 Vegas Entry. 3rd Qtr 8-3 Danny Reece Sr Vegas Room and Finals Score to Housep Simonian 100 Cash Courtesy of Your Club. ABTA Guessing closest score, winner Ely Cruz. Closest miss by 3 pts. VEGAS room 2nd George Alford 4 pts VEGAS room--3rd 5 pts Johnny Washington 4th 50 5th miss by 6 pts Bernie Navarro and Joe Torre ABTA Shirts. ABTA Action Lanes February 2nd, Jack Trongale (ss) 735 1, Global 900 Ball Tim (Vien) Tran Joey Nepomuceno Du Quach Ming-Kai Liu Kelly Wynn Don Quitangon Manuel Vaca (60%) Emily Yeung Leonard Garcia (60%) Mark Andrews Som Seng Edmond Del Mundo Greg Kokanour Leslie Gabriel Carrie Wong Kurt Valmonte Gino Mansilungan Jhun Tan Victor Aquino (ss) Kenny Kwan Chris Kelly Johnnny Washington Tip Jeensalute Rey Josafat Jr Ricardo Baca Chonthida Athiprayoon Deborah Sanders Housep Simonian (60%)(ss) Faye Josafat David Dittlinger Tom Dahl (ss) Ely Cruz (ss) Kevin James Kevin Ma Elvin Godoy (lh) Danny Reece Sr Chao Lin Ed Palma Justin Ziegler Estela Ventanilla (ss) Michael Kong Marina Suos Peter Wong Scott Vasquez Sierrie Herradura(ss) DOUBLES 1 Edmond Del Mundo / Mark Andrews Chris Kelly / Rey Josafat Jr Kenny Kwan / Chao Lin Peter Wong / Kenny Kwan Edmond Del Mundo / Kenny Kwan Kelly J Wynn / Deborah Sanders Faye Josafat / Rey Josafat Jr Kenny Kwan / Michael Kong Edmond Del Mundo / Tim (Vien) Tran Edmond Del Mundo / Justin Ziegler Tim (Vien) Tran / Kurt Valmonte Edmond Del Mundo / Som Seng Michael Kong / Kevin Ma Tim (Vien) Tran / Som Seng Marvin Crowder / Rey Josafat Jr Deborah Sanders / Ely Cruz Kenny Kwan / Samson Kong Kelly J Wynn / Chris Kelly Kenny Kwan / David Quon Joey Nepomuceno / Roland Suase Edmond Del Mundo / Cezar Marcella Kenny Kwan / Thomas Licauco Kevin Ma / Samson Kong FINANCIAL REPORT Cut Scores Men: Sat + 63 Women: Sat + 35 Super Seniors: Housep Simonian (61), Tom Dahl (49), Estela Ventanilla (25) High Qualifer (Free Entry) Men: Mark Andrews Women: Deborah Sanders : Chris Abing / Gino Mansilungan Match Game: No Winner Match Series: Mark Anthony Sr, Sunny Fong RAFFLE WINNERS 900 Global Ball - Sponsor Edmond Del Mundo Prize Fund 176 4, Paid Entries 56 1, Optional Sidepots 1, Doubles 1, Cash & Carry Match Series Shirt & Trophy Total Payout 16, Feb 16 Westminster Lanes/ Westminster 12:00-1:00-2:30-4:00 & 6:00 Finals 8:00PM Feb. 23 West Covina Lanes / West Covina 12:00-1:00-2:30-4:00 & 6:00 Finals 8:00PM Mar. 2 Bowlium/ Montclair 12:00-1:00-2:30-4:00 & 6:00 Finals 8:00PM Mar. 9 Covina Bowl /Covina 12:00-1:00-2:30-4:00 & 6:00 Finals 8:00PM Mark Anthony and Sunny Fong Share Match Series at Action Lanes (L R) Tournament Director Bob Smith and Lina Voong, Action Lanes Super Employee, Congratulate Mark Anthony Sr. who shared the Match Series with Sunny Fong (not present for pic) Their 448 series got them half of the 302 Pot. Good Guys Win again!
6 Page 6 BOWLING NEWS 1, W/Mega POT SoCal A.B.T. ORANGE COUNTY Free Membership When You Join and Bowl SATURDAY, FEB.9th WESTMINSTER LANES 6471 Westminster Ave, Westminster ALL RE-ENTRIES MEGA POT OPTIONAL NEW DIABLO 3pm LAST CHANCE DIABLO SQUAD 1 GAME (1) IN (6) TO FINALS 1, W/Mega POT SoCal A.B.T. CITRUS SUNDAY, FEB.10 TH FOOTHILL LANES FOOTHILL BLVD, FONTANA FREE MEMBERSHIP WHEN YOU JOIN AND BOWL ALL RE-ENTRIES MEGA POT OPTIONAL NEW DIABLO 3pm LAST CHANCE DIABLO SQUAD 1 GAME (1) IN (6) TO FINALS FIRST ENTRY 50(MEGA POT OPTIONAL) *** SQUAD TIMES 12, 1:30 & 3pm *** 12N & 1:30 COMBINED CUT. LAST CHANCE DIABLO SQUAD SEPARATE CUT. ONE IN SIX ADAVANCE TO SINGLE GAME ELIMINATION FINALS FROM EACH CUT Entry Fee & 25 Gold Member All Others Add *** ABT SoCal MIKE RICK, RODGER HILL, JR. AND ANGELO BETHUNE WIN ABT SUPER BOWL EVENTS CITRUS Mike Rick won his first ABT championship at Deer Creek Lanes on Sunday, February 3. Mike is an estimator for Precision Floor Covering. Mike has been bowling for over 54 years and is currently bowling at Brunswick Fontana and has multiple 300s and a high series of 836 to his credit. He was using a Motiv drilled by Corky Demio for the win. Mike wanted to thank his wife, Janise, for her love and support and Corky for taking care of his equipment and helping him with his game. He also wanted to thank Deer Creek Lanes for hosting the tournament and the ABT Directors for running the event. When asked if he had any plans for his winnings, he said he had no plans, but he was sure his wife did. LANCASTER Rodger Hill, Jr. won the ABT SoCal Valley event at Sands Lanes in Lancaster on Sunday, February 3. This was Rodger s first win. Rodger is an equipment operator for the city of Los Angeles. He is married to Virginia, and they have three children, Rodger, III, Ryan and Brianna. He has been bowling for 20 years, 2 years with ABT. Rodger sports a high game of 267 and high series of 702. He was using a Hammer Plague drilled by Arvo Dygert. Rodger wanted to thank his wife and children for their love and support, Arvo Dygert for taking care of his equipment and Ruben Gonzales for helping him with his game. He also wanted to thank Sands Lanes for hosting the tournament and the ABT Directors for running the event. SAN DIEGO Angelo Bethune won his first ABT championship at Admiral Robinson Recreation Center on Sunday, February 3. Angelo is a member of the National Guard. He has been bowling for 40 years and currently bowls league at Admiral Robinson. He sports a high game of 300 and a high series of 692. Angelo was using Hammer equipment drilled by Jess Stayrook. He wanted to thank Admiral Robinson for hosting the tournament and the ABT directors for running the tournament. ABT SoCal Orange County will be at Westminster Lanes on Saturday, February 9. Squads are at 12N, 1:30 with the Diablo squad at 3PM followed by single game elimination finals. The address for Westminster Lanes is 6471 Westminster Avenue, Westminster. The phone number is , First place is guaranteed at 1000 with the Mega Pot. ABT SoCal Citrus is at Brunswick Foothill Lanes in Fontana on Sunday, February 10. Squad times are at 12N, 1:30 with the Diablo squad at 3PM followed by single game elimination finals. The address for Foothill Lanes is Foothill Blvd, Fontana. The phone number is First place is guaranteed at 1000 with the Mega Pot. FIRST ENTRY 50(MEGA POT OPTIONAL) SQUAD TIMES 12, 1:30 & 3pm 12N & 1:30 COMBINED CUT. LAST CHANCE DIABLO SQUAD SEPARATE CUT. ONE IN SIX ADAVANCE TO SINGLE GAME ELIMINATION FINALS FROM EACH CUT Entry Fee & 25 Gold Member All Others Add *** ABT SoCal SoCal Payout and Final Sandings for the week ending 2/3/ Entries 2,945 Side Pots 480 Championship Shirts 300 Other Prizes 0 Total Paid Out to ALL Members 3,725 Name City Winnings Mike Rick Redlands 500 Rodger Hill Jr Palmdale 500 Angelo Bethune San Diego 500 Spud Brown Lakeside 175 Vic Paolucci Orange 150 GM.Sheri Hampton, Champion Rodger Hill Jr, 2nd Don Roger Byrd San Diego 150 Brenner,3rd Rico Mc Kelvy,4th Troy Brooks & Nariyah Lee Liu Pasadena 125 Henry Hoang Monterey Park 100 Don Brenner Palmdale 100 Anthony Moore San Diego 100 Dom Laguardia El Monte 90 Andy Toro Sr Banning 80 Rico Mc Kelvy Chandler 75 Raul Rosales El Monte 70 Go Go Brown Lakeside 65 Ed Abarca Imperial Beach 60 Amanda Angel R.Cucamonga 55 Troy Brooks Landcaster 50 COMING SOCAL EVENTS ORANGE COUNTRY - FEB.9th SATURDAY WESTMINSTER LANES CITRUS BELT - FEB.10TH SUNDAY FOOTHILL LANES Dir.Dale Jones, Champion Mike Rick, 2nd Spud Brown 3rd Vic Paolucci 3rd Anthoney Moore, Dir.M.Tango Champion Angelo Bethune, 2nd Rodger Byrd AMF MECHANIC WANTED New 24 Lane Bowling Center L.A. 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7 BOWLING NEWS Page San Gabriel Valley USBC MEN-WOMEN-YOUTH CITY TOURNAMENTS TEAM EVENTS: SATURDAY: DOUBLES & SINGLES: SUNDAY: TOURNAMENTS TO BEING HELD AT ACTION LANES LOWER AZUSA RD EL MONTE, CA AMF FRIENDLY HILLS LANES E WHITTIER BLVD WHITTIER, CA tournament Dates TEAm EVENTS FEBRUARY 23 rd & march 2 nd DOUBLES & SINGLES FEBRUARY 24 th & march 3 rd squad times team Events saturday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Doubles & singles sunday 8:30 am 1:00 pm ENTRIES CLOSE February 15, CONTACT ThE SGVUSBC OR ChECk YOUR LOCAL BOWLING CENTER FOR ENTRIES CAL BOWL MARCH 2, 2013 Check-in from 8:30am-9:30am, Starts at 10:00am SCRATCH 10 GAMER HIGH WOMAN AND HIGH SENIOR (50+) ARE GUARANTEED TO CASH FOR AT LEAST 150 GAMES 4 & 7 - OPTIONAL MEGA POTS! 5 brackets games 2-3-4, and 4-5-6, and PATTERN: BEATEN PATH
8 Page 8 BOWLING NEWS The Perfect Game by Steve Felege Chit-Chat courtesy of Carol Mancini Editor s note: Last week, Steve was sick and self-medicating with a homemade elixir. Concerned about his health, I called to see how he was feeling. The conversation did not go as expected. Phone: Ring-ring...ring-ring.. Steve: Yeppo!? Carol: Steve? Steve: Yeppir! Carol: This is Carol Mancini. Steve: Carol! Hey, how ya doin? Carol: I m okay...how about you? Still fighting that cold? Steve: Oh yeah! Carol: Well, you sound better. I m guessing it s your magic elixir. Steve: Ohhhhhhhh...yeahhhhhh! Carol: Still having strange dreams? Steve: I sure am! You ll really like this one! On Sunday I dreamt that something called The Super Bowl was on TV, but I couldn t find it! Carol: That wasn t a dream. The Super Bowl was on TV. Steve: Really? I wonder why couldn t I find it? Carol: Who knows? Were you trying to change channels by using your telephone again? Steve: Just till the battery went dead. Then Beth handed me the remote control. Carol: Now that s funny! Steve: Yeah...she thought so too! She s still laughing about it. But even using the remote I couldn t find the program. Carol: It was on CBS from 9:30PM to 2:00AM, our time. Steve: Are you sure? Carol: Sure I m sure! I watched it myself. Steve: Well, it must ve been blacked out in my area! When I looked, all CBS had on was a football game. Carol: Uh, Steve...the Super Bowl is A FOOTBALL GAME! What did you think it was? Steve: I thought I d gone into a coma and woke up just in time to watch bowling s first-ever national championship match. You know, the super BOWL! Carol: Well, you weren t that lucky. We still don t even have a true national championship format yet. Steve: Oh good...i would have hated to miss it. But hey, if football calls their championship the Super Bowl, what will we call ours if we ever come up with one? The Super Football? I mean, that not only doesn t make sense, it sounds stupid! Carol: That s a real dilemma, but if we ever develop a national tournament, I m sure the powers that be will come up with an appropriate... Steve: I mean, think about it. Why do they call football stadiums bowls. Bowls are round. Stadiums aren t round; they re oblong...like a casserole dish... Carol:...name for it. Steve:...so it s incorrect to call any football game, a bowl game! Bocce, on the other hand, that can be called a bowl game! Duck pins, that s a bowl game! Kegel-bowling, that s a... Carol: Are you saying the Ravens and 49ers should have been playing in The Super Casserole Dish? Steve: Well, that would have been more accurate. Carol: I think it s time for your medication, coach! Steve: Nope...just took a big dose and... Carol: Say goodnight, coach! Steve: G night coach...zzzzzzzzzzz! Author s note: Since football has usurped the very name of our sport to enhance the marketing of their sport, what would be a good moniker for our national championship (if we ever have one)? your comments or questions to: Editor s note: Last week we had requested possible solutions to Steve s Peanuts dream. A few of you have responded with some interesting ideas. Keep them coming and we will share them in the next segment of The Perfect Game. ORANGE COUNTY USBC IS SEARCHING by Joy McGregor ORANGE COUNTY If you interact well with people, are high on camaraderie, intelligent, fun lovin and love bowling, then you definitely fit the profile and we are looking for YOU!! SCOREKEEPERS are in high demand for our annual Open, Women s and Youth Tournaments slated for Feb. 16 & 17 and Feb. 23 & 24 being contested at Valley View Lanes (team event) and Forest Lanes (doubles & singles). This is a paid position and tips are often-times offered. So, you can garner extra pocket change, exercise your brains and have fun at the same time -- that s called fulfillment, and that puts you on the corner of workin it and lovin it my friend! PLEASE, call Cheryl at the association office: 714/ to sign up! The deadlines to bowl in these popular and fun tournaments is looming so send your entries in or call the office to register NOW and reserve your spot. The colorful entry flyers are in all Orange County centers or you may download the forms at: ocusbc.org. No excuses... Remember What Makes You Smile...Bowling!! OPEN LETTER A fellow bowler, mother and wonderful friend Mary Helen Carrillo passed away Sunday. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jason Carrillo and family. Linda Johnson-Pilios Association Manager San Gabriel Valley USBC by Janie Pickwick Bowl 921 Riverside Dr. Burbank, CA (818) BURBANK So here it is February and the Groundhog in Punxsutawney, whose name is Phil, predicted an early spring. Gee do you think? In So Cal we have already had a taste of early summer, if you ask me. But then, I am one who thinks winter here is just too short and summer just too long. Still, I don t think I would live any where else. Ah, there s the rub. Sunday Vegas: (scr) Brian Monk 243, Vickie Jovicic 188, Mark Vaughn 647, Vickie Maas 507. (hdcp) Brian Drown 278, Nicole Nelson 257, Phil White 748, Naomi Pisnieski 697. Senior Swingers: (scr) Win Kato 202, Kay Samuelsen 178, Gil Carriaga 538, Seiki Tluczek 478. (hdcp) Fred Rapp 233, Cres Cruz 223, John Kanda 624, Jean Vogt 621. Monday All Stars: Youth. (scr) Grey Massey 79, Allison Takahashi 74, Ellery Goodsell 111, Megan Takahashi 115. (hdcp) Max Jenkins 178, Christine Dryden 161, Cameron Takahashi 305, Rachel Smith 283. NOTE: All home schoolers! A new 10 week session will be starting Feb. 11th. Monday 690: (scr) Tim Tritch 268, Crissy Gianficaro 230, Roger Desgroseilliers 707, Megan Hazzard 613. (hdcp) Ken Jones 241, Gloria May 237, John Sponsler 640, Teri Avanian 655. Practice League: (scr) Tommy Kientzy 224, Alyssa Meredith 176, Phil Williams 567, Chantal Pershing 412. (hdcp) Ace Robson 283,Angela Stansbery 268, Mike Epson 681, Danielle Pershing 690. LA Metro Telco: (scr) Ace Williams 225, Judy Kearney 162, Dwight Temple 586, Nani Bolliger 437. (hdcp) Julio Garcia 269, Debbie Turner 247, Chris Ries 702, Joyce Hill 655. Orbits: Handicap only. Vicki Olivia 248/610, Cheryl Mikels 227/603, Joan Jones 603, Cathy Stevens 226. ICF Mixed Trios: Handicap only. Kelly McDonough 251/695, Phil Bartus 242/650, Bernie Baima 234, Wilma Bartos 241/643, Karen Diamond 230, Josie Pemberton Guys & Dolls: (scr) Giacomino Veltri 240, Helen Owens 168, Jonathan Pearlstein 695. (hdcp) Ray Moriarity 269, Debbie Martenson 237, Russ Goetz 704, Brandy Barnes 707. Wed. Nite Hdcp: (scr) Richard Sevaslian 256, Ellen Kwon 226, Dan Pilgrim 773, Rosa Tribble 612. (hdcp) John Carter 266, Margie Silverman 265, Mike Rodriguez 754, Kristine Cotangco 676. Senior Foursome: (scr) John Kanda 217, Marie Menez 170, Richard Brown 537, Cres Cruz 431. (hdcp) Dennis Vigil 230, Barbara Rownd 214, Robert Cornett 634, Julie Peters 630. Thursday 890: (scr)dan Ziegler 265, Aida Rodriguez 205, Al DiMaggio 686, Sue Hutchens 537. (hdcp) Anthony Martinez 276, Helene Rouse 247, Manuel Gapol 714, Kim Chappell 729. That does it for the first week of February. So until next time...keep the ball rollin! - Now available BOWL THE ESSENTIALS OF BOWLING Approaching the Perfect Game (Second Edition) by Steven Felege Available in soft cover only 15/copy or 17/signed copy. 2 will be donated to support junior bowling. or 20/signed, numbered copy (limited edition of 1,000). 5 will be donated to a breast cancer charity to be chosen by Hall of Famer Carol Mancini. - Prices include shipping and handling. - Makes a great gift for ANY occasion! - To order, send check or money order to: King Pin Publishing, P.O. Box 22, Fairview, PA Quick... Send my book to: Name Address City State Zip Number of books? Amount enclosed SENIOR SCOTCH DOUBLES Saturday, February 16, 2013 Bowl at 12:30pm 20 Per Team Side Pots Included Optional Clean Game & 300 Game Pot Two Per Team (1 Man & 1 Woman) Both Bowlers Must Be 50 Years of Age or Older Bowl Four Games Games 1 & 3 Regular Bowling Games 2 & 4 No-Tap Bowling Handicap 90% of Carson St. Lakewood, CA Phone: (562)
9 BOWLING NEWS Page 9 CAL BOWL BOWLING REPORT 2500 E. Carson St., Lakewood, CA (562) LAKEWOOD Are you looking for something special to do with your favorite person this weekend? If you are a current league bowler at one of our five centers (Del Rio Lanes, Keystone Lanes, Forest Lanes, Cal Bowl or Saddleback Lanes) you are eligible for our SWEETHEART DOUBLES MIXED NO-TAP TOURNAMENT. It s on Saturday, February 9th. Check-in at 10:30 a.m., bowl at 11:00 a.m. and it s only 10 per person. Look at the prizes you can win: 1st place is 3 days and 2 nights at The Orleans in Las Vegas; 2nd place is 3 days and 2 nights at the Riverside Resort in Laughlin, featuring a Mini-Executive Room. Third place wins a 25 Gift Certificate to Chili s. Handicap is 100% of 230. Average used is highest book. If none, highest book. If none, highest 21 game average. If no book enter at 230. We reserve the right to rerate any bowler. Bowl at the center of your choice, prizes awarded at every center. Gobs and Gals: Allan Besto 763, Joe Torres Sr. 681, John Smith 675, Steve VonWiller 649, Chris Abing 646, Fred Catamisan 642, Meng Chea 627, Jerry Cant Jr. 623, Maria Bacos 660, Michelle Criswell 590, Shirley Owens 561, Arcell Lachmansingh 552, Joyce Charles 543, Tani Tolentino 529, Clara Negrete 523, Angela Hillig 520, Emmerson Wafer 299, Hank Baber Jr. 275, Adam McKenzie 268, Sidney Merritt 254, Faye Josafat 245, Norma Gaddison 230, Yen Lach 3213, Laurette Boulton 205, Sandra Johnson 200. L.B.S. Employees: Billy Willilams 588, Ellis Houston 564, Al Fagafa 492, Fred Faniel 245, Jose Valdez 199, Rich Alonzo 157, Kim Agulto 606, Maota Bahr 508, Becky Carroll 389, BJ Robinson 207, Marilyn Robinson 178, Betty Major 149. Sierra Bugs: Congrats to Greta Vines on her first 500 series, 533! She won the Scratch Side-pot with her 219 game. Other scores: Liz Maddy 216/544, Anna VonMuegge 529, Myra Kremen 509. Side-pots Game One: Liz Maddy 244, Game Three: Anna VonMuegge 213. Cal Stars: Anna VonMuegge 216/548, Darlene Hom 548, Lucy Seiple 520, Mattie Wylie 509, Shonna Hernandez 507. Side-pots Game One: Audrey Greene 239; Game Two: Mattie Wylie 193; Game Three: Anna Von- Muegge 253. V.A.: John Doval 580, Art Diemert 566, Jennifer Anwar 524, Sue Somes 445, Joe Morse 202, Maggie Ashby 172. Big Bear: Chris McIntosh 255/691, Paul Staff 641, Ken Seiple Jr. 633, Sonny Dew 625, Eric Motshwiller 618, Mark Fowler 616, Debra Gipson 257/637, Michelle Criswell 216/586, Carol Egenias 214/538, Joyce Charles 200/519. Grandma s/grandpa s: Walter Gist 209/549, Robert Kordich 213/543, Paul Morrison Jr. 203/524, Wayne Moon 520, Don Keith 519, Donna May 190/556, Lucy Seiple 490, Yvonne Clarke 199. Happy Rollers Forever: Mark Algiers 444, Mike Hallstrom 375, Jeff Kisch 362, Mark Desmond 318, Jon Hill 281, Yvonne Wescott 342, Emily Spivey 287, Phyllis Hearn 203, Billy Lockett 164, Lucio Ortega 142, Steve Kowalski 132, Tom Whitlock 121, Kevin Dykstra 112, Wanda Kinard 157, Carol Bonvino 105. Loose Change: Charles Weeks 679, Shorty Ramos 597, Ray Minter 558, Mario Monjet 511, Shane O Neal 499, John Woods 268, Patrick Merola 219, Karen Roubinov 511, Jessica Sanchez 176. Laughlin Sunset: Ray Minter 246/681, Jonathan Gale 268/670, Clarence Wynne 246/643, James Matthews 232/609, Carl Allen 596, James Talley 595, Genelle Williams 557, Michelle Allen 209/543, Donna Smith 202/532, Tami Wiley 204/509. Fil-Am Bowlers: Freddie Catamisan 247/714, Stephen Gaucin 265/682, Arvhin Garcia 246/633, Chris Eguilos 631, Manny Antonio 244/618, Faye Josafat 211/590, Marie Catalasan 214/539, Jean Colian 202/537, Shirley Owens 204/508. Laughlin Bowler Bears: Jonathan Gale 258/667, Andre McNeal 251/641, Mike Dees 223/604, Tim Cable 602, Julie Grabinski 507, Annette Choi 199/483. Vegas Crackpots: Jacob Culpepper 596, Gerald Brown 221/583, Gerald Williams Jr. 580, Sheila McKissic 234/521, Kim Taylor 500. Recycled Teens: Tony Morones 230/645, Ken Seiple Sr. 223/621, B.J. 237/621, Boylee Inocente 564, Don Keith 555, Ning Barcelona 555, Vancie Keith 211/540, Donna May 528. C-17 Sunset: Chuck Lew 632, Rand Carter 566, Baven Sung 517, Linda Cecola 474, Irene Mason 422, Mike Eisenzopf 226, Chuck Stafford 203, Mike Conaway 189, Linda Williams 157. L.B. Go Getters: Gary Anderson 639, Danny Collins 602, Larry Martinez 553, Kelly Barnes 495, Tracey Thorpe 457, Debbie Thorpe 359, Dave Leslie 235, Steve Anderson 215, Peewee Munson 192, Jaclyn Padgett 188, Josie Munson 175. Pin Heads: Shorty Ramos 234/688, Greg Kelly 212/613, Shane Oneal 591, Karen Roubinov 513, Suzi Kelly 512, Robin Fuller 208. Young At Heart: Rich Heid 279/760, Earl Hullett 247/680, Ellis Houston 241/680, Art Diemert 654, Fale Sula 649, Jim Plante 629, Andrew Morton 234/627, Glenn Merchant 237/616, Ed Hansen 243/605, Tua Sula 201/551, Oritta Steel 525. Corona Ladies: Diana Howard 181/521, Shirley Dohrman 517, Audrey Louis 181. Side-pots Game One: Caroline Stewart 208; Game Two: Audrey Louis 181; Game Three: Dianne Gardner 208. Kings and Queens: Leonard Ruiz Jr. 300 /768, James Trumbo 267/747, Eric Snow 736, Emmerson Wafer 267/731, Ed Cabs "300 /730, Steve Clark 300 /724, Denisha Williams 257/709, Necole Johnson 594. Ramona Ladies: Julie Grabinski 565, Becky Carroll 475. Side-pots Game One: Shiny Williamson 226; Game Two: Julie Grabinski 211; Game Three: Julie Grabinski 240. Cal Bowleros: Brenda Durnin 212/589, Carolyn Rousseau 204/577, Karen Witt 546, Agnes Blaisdell 224/540, Bheth Alcayde 539. Anna VonMuegge 202. Side-pots Game One: Marie 230; Game Two: Anna VonMuegge 202; Game Three: Agnes Blaisdell 262. Bowling Stones: Daniel Albino 220/518, Robert Aguilera 337, Elvia Malvido 241, Jeff Fujimoto 139, Odalys Govea 82. Mega Vegas: WELCOME BACK! 20 Teams, WOW! We still need 3 singles to fill in teams. Call Betty or Leonard TO- DAY! B.J. 257/656, Juan Ellison 237/649, Eric Motschwiller 269/622, Walter Jeffers 612, Thony Mony 583, Dee Lee 465, Lulu Torres 461. Senior Men s Trio: Chuck Morrissey SOUR APPLE. Is that Chuck Junior or Chuck Senior? Jim Plante 268/763, Larry Gray 760, Tom Freid 278/740, Rich Heid 268/726, Tony Morones 279/719, Chuck Blais 278/708, Harold Dubose 266/701, Sonny Dew 680, Gregory Mobley 679, Jimmy Hamilton 269/676. Captain & Crew: Sandy Cotcher 194/574, Joann Burke 535, Linda Kinney 501, Cathy Wyatt 220, Janet Faria 201. JUNIORS Here are the High Scratch Series for the Junior Leagues... Classifieds: Davon Love 532, Semaj Lewis 505, Henry Parades 469, Ashlyn Buckreis 389, Shavon Love 325, Bryan Wong 315, Aaron Wong 298. Mini-Bees: Nathan Bergevin 165, David Sahagun 115, Maggie Jenkins 163, Maggie Mariani 160, Katia Maldonado 120, Taj Katzoff 82, Melanie Gale 76. Bobcats: Michael Penuliar 406, Kameron Agulto 352, Nolan Fox 350, Jason Tolentino 344, Brennan Wingfield 344, Andy Arsenault 335, Anthony Maldonado 309, Marc Penuliar 300, Emily Jenkins 345, Myra Soriano 248. Adult/Youth: Adults Allen Tetter 569, Edward Buckreis 436, Paul Davis 418, Janet Love 542, Maria Kennedy 435, Rebecca Huber 354. Youth Matthew Tetter 409, Miles Davis 386, Kyle Huber 289, Morgan Kennedy 297, Latasha Love 294, Brianna Buckreis 279. REMINDER Get a partner and come on over for the Sweetheart Doubles Mixed No-Tap Tournament on Saturday, February 9th. You must be a current league bowler at Cal Bowl to be eligible for this tournament. Bowling News is proud to bring you... Chuck Pezzano Dean of Bowling Writers, PBA & USBC Hall of Fame PIN POINTS TO PONDER High average trends make sandbaggers, those who keep their averages down purposely to gain advantage in handicap pins, even more dangerous. Legitimate bowlers have higher averages, the cheaters keep low, thus gaining an even larger spread in handicap events, often too loose in rules and in checking every prize winner. What did Dick Agee, Luke Barlow, Charles Farmer, Jackie Hall, Bob Kwolek, Milt Molhusen, John Powell Jr. and Lewis Ray, all fine bowlers, have in common? At one time they were all listed on the roster of the Fort Worth Panthers of the National Bowling League. And in case anyone asks, the colors of the team were black and white. A dedicated scholar is someone who has discovered something more interesting, intriguing and involved as bowling. Best selling instruction author John Jowdy says that the best things in life are truly free, and also some of the worst bowling advice. You can lose bowling friends, or at least annoy them greatly, if you always keep score, never keep score, or, worst of all, never bother to learn how to keep score. Every bowling tournament, no matter how small, takes plenty of effort on the part of plenty of people. At the least, they are entitled to a little respect even when things don t go perfectly, which they never do. Some people need three and a half instructors to learn how to bowl. Knocking down 10 pins on the first ball earns you a strike on the scoresheet. If you rack up 12 strikes in a row you have a 300 game, yet in reality you have knocked down only 120 pins. So why don t we say the final score is 300 points, rather than pins knocked down. Maybe it s time for a shot clock to speed up league and tournament bowling as is done in pro competition. When will the bowling world understand that a membership card does not make a bowler a pro, nor does the lack of one make the person an amateur in ability. You always hear about champions and winning bowlers being such good sports. Why not? The bowling campus in Texas continues to progress, though the Hall of Fame and Museum could use a lot more space to display the interesting and informative memorabilia acquired over the years. A question often asked is how many balls does a pro bowler use in a year. Some use eight, and others have been known to use 80. Many times the happy ending to a lot of nights of bowling is the simple fact that the night has ended. TV reported that at a recent tournament, golf tournament that is, nice guy Phil Mickelson purchased a lemonade at a stand manned by youngsters and left an amazing high tip, one that if enough struggling golfers or bowlers could count on customers like him they might be better off in the lemonade business. Canoga Park Bowl Vanowen St. Winnetka, CA FAX: OPEN 24 HOURS California BOWL WINNETKA If you re a football fan we hope your favorite team won the Super Bowl. Did you enjoy the halftime show as well as the blackout or were you one of those who preferred to look at the commercials? Either way we hope everyone had a good time. The league sheets are in so let s take a look at the high scores for Canoga Park Bowl. River Maniacs: Lou Cherpin 27Fonvergne 278/745, Kevin Gross 725, Dan Kline 715, Tim Shope 268/714, Lucy Tralla 574, Linda Mannheim 227/562, Renae Englehart 221/560, Monise Kelly 545, Dave Templeton 278. Monday Nite Madness: Jerome Hampton 268/717, Shirley Godin 169/468, Steven Schulkin 243/665, Bob Pfleger 217/601, Patrick Rollins 223/598, Travis Coffman 212/533. Comedians: Michael Pollack 257/723, Sharon Weger 211/602, Ruben Sarkissian 264, Mary Becker 226/542, Russ Gothrick 257/722, Ray Stoy 698, Michael Fonvergne 692, Matthew Crippen 247/683, Scott Crawford 255/683, Jan Sandman 548, Irma Giles 200/529, Carol Asher 204/514, Susie Rothenberg Classic: Petra Kaun 256/680, Teresa Lauer 220/635, Carol Asher 200/586, Jan Sandman 569, Jeanne Ehlers 200/567, Farol Brifman 228, Robyn Willis 202. Short N Sweet: David Athans 245/682, Kathy Litzenberger 220/597, Ricky Reeve 269/646, Anthony Pavlowsky 233/629, Kevin Gross 225/590, Travis Coffman 575, Lynn King 213/542, Elmer Bernal 240. The Classics: Mark Lenhoff 230/650, Leah Hoffman 244/653, Louis Enriquez 210/605, Bo Fogel 234/633, Pam Findl 216/605, Gayle Kirby 223/603, Pam Blake 224/601. SFVCC Nikkei: Yoshi Kawamura 266/705, Noriko Fukunaga 224/608, Russ Yamaguchi 236/654, Kevin Eto 237/647, Doug Nakada 615, Sho Kadonaga 227/604, Pei Eto 205/552, Hisako Kokubo 521, Janet Yamaguchi 518, Stephen Sasaki 244. Phil-Am: Raul Ventenilla 275/691, Socorro King 200/555, Paul Layosa 224/633, Rey Caballero 578, Ivan Jison 214/567, Levi Navarrete 209/558, Erma Jones 508, Helen Ventenilla 503, Jennifer Alejandro 500, Ely Palarca 210. Eagles: Matt Hall 248/718, Gladys Stevenson 201/492, LJ Wiley 202/602, Ron Craig 203/537, Cindy Macklin 481. JUNIORS The Juniors are back in action and here are their scores. 8 for 8: Melanie Ventura 68/132, James Guo 108/199, Rory Winter 85/156. Junior Royals: Keith Nelson 253/658, Justin Pluchino 235/636, Kayla Bernstein 181/516, Erik Godin 182/501, Justin Nguyen 480, Tyler Smith 184. SENIORS Who do you think led the high series for the ladies in all 3 leagues...oops, you have to read more to find that persons name. 49 Ers Senior Trio: Carolyn Scherzberg 257/665, Howard Rovner 237/642, Richard Greenzweight 243/603, Rick Dobris 222/608, Mel Neiditch 234/602, Bob Husby 234/573, Diana Walden 214/530, Mary Lauer 203/525, Barbara Vaccarello 507, Keith Hazard 222. Funtimers: Carolyn Scherzberg 245/605, Ron Doll 259/705, Robert Adams 246/672, Richard Greenzweight 279/657, Marv Baker 235/610, Danny Martinez 606, Lucy Tralla 236/599, Karen McDonald 541, Bernice Nixon 214/520, Donna Mae Brown 201/497, Bernhardt Roth Ers Senior Trio: Carolyn Scherzberg 255/635, Scotty Alavazo 276/703, Rick Dobris 268/689, Ron Doll 673, Bernhardt Roth 658, Richard Greenzweight 245/658, Lucy Tralla 224/601, Mary Lauer 223/598, Patricia Carpenter 210/501, John Kelley 259, Gary Faught 248, Don McCoy 245. 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11 by David Yamauchi Hernandez Strikes For First Open Title Garden Grove The JAT made their way to Orange County for our annual stop at AMF Valley View Lanes. A field of 26 took the lanes in the Open Division on the over-under condition at Valley View. After 6 games of qualifying, Wesley Low Jr. led the field at +181 followed closely by Mark Curtis Jr. at +179 and Brandon Pekins at Parker Brooks was 4th at +87 and Jerome Jordan Jr. rounded out the top-5 at +76. Low-to-qualify was James Knapp at -5. In the bracket, we took 16 and it wasn t nice for the higher-seeded bowlers in round one. Top-seed Wesley Low Jr. fell to 16th-seed James Knapp 2-1 while 2nd-seed Mark Curtis Jr. was dismissed by 15th-seed Chris Valenzuela rd-seed Brandon Pekins fell to 14th-seed Kirk Chui 2-1 and 4th-seed Parker Brooks was swept out by 13th-seed Jordan Eres th-seed Jerome Jordan Jr. and 6th-seed Oscar Chan both got through the first round as did 10th-seed Brian Hernandez and 9th-seed Kevin Jones. In the quarterfinals, Kevin Jones got past the streaking James Knapp 2-0 and Jerome Jordan Jr. took three to knock out the local guy Jordan Eres 2-1. Brian Hernandez remained hot sweeping past Chris Valenzuela and Oscar Chan took two straight from Kirk Chui. In the semifinals, on the left side of the bracket Jerome Jordan Jr. took game one but Kevin Jones stormed back with a win and a win to advance to the Championship Match. On the other side, Oscar Chan took game one but Brian Hernandez got lined up and took game two and stormed to the Championship Match with a win. Moving to the banner pair for the Championship Match, Brian Hernandez out-survived Kevin Jones in game one Hernandez stayed around the pocket and struck his way to a win and his first JAT Open Division title. Nice bowling Brian! Watch highlights from JAT tournament events including shots from the qualifiers and the Championship Matches on YouTube by searching Junior Amateur Tour. Our next tournament will be this Sunday, February 10th at Keystone Lanes. It is the second tournament of the JAT PBA Series. The shot for the tournament will be posted on the JAT website on Saturday afternoon. Remember, there is a 100 bonus gift card for the bowler with the most total pins in qualifying for the three PBA Series events. See you all on the lanes this Sunday at Keystone! GARDEN GROVE Here is the latest news on the JAT Farm Club, coming to you from AMF Valley View Lanes. Our last tournament gave us twenty-two bowlers and it was good to see a couple of them that hadn t been out here for awhile. We also welcomed a few new bowlers and hope that we met their expectations. It was a very good day (except for the rain) with a fair amount of high scores to report as we took twelve bowlers into the second round of match play. Our thanks to the staff and management for the days accommodations. In the qualifying round we had the high game posted up by Eric Torrence with a superb 254. Close behind was Greg Adler with his 243. Nice shooting gentlemen. These two were followed by Daniel Martinez , Joseph Velick , Matthew Zweig 237, Shane Pierson 232, Julian Zavala 232, Bert Dominick 225, Patrick Rodriguez , Stephanie Zavala 223, and Patrick Lofgren 220. Zweig led the field after five games at plus 36, while low to advance came in at minus 95. In match play we added a few more reportable scores with Rodriguez starting us off. Next was Pierson 246, Zweig 236, Kylie Shishima 224, and Martinez 222. Javier Zavala made a three position jump to get into the finals, but it was Shishima jumping a big seven positions and into the top five. The finals then started off with the 5th seed Ja Zavala (-33) matching up against the 4th seed Zweig (+42). Zavala jumped out quickly and cruised to a victory, and advanced to now meet the 3rd seed Shishima (+45). Here, Shishima took advantage of Zavala not finding his line. Shishima grab this match Now against the 2nd seed Martinez (+131) there was just too much Daniel on the floor. Martinez took this game and on to meet the top seed Rodriguez (+208), in the best of three games. The first game went to the leader Rodriguez But the veteran Martinez marched back with a game followed by a win, to capture his third Farm Club title and second in a row, something only Rodriguez has accomplished this season. Congratulations Danny. Our next tournament will be this Sunday at Keystone Lanes in Norwalk. This will be our second of three PBA Challenges and a reminder that the bowler with the highest qualifying count for all three challenges will receive something nice at the end of the season Check the JAT website on Saturday evening for the oil pattern. Also to jog your memory, our first PBA Challenge was held on September 30th at La Habra 300. If you were at that tournament, you ll definitely want to be here this Sunday at Keystone Lanes. Check-in begins at our normal 8:15, with high scoring starting around 9:00. Hope to see everyone there. JAT Champion Brian Hernandez and 2nd Kevin Jones BOWLING NEWS Page 11 PBA Challenge #2 Shot will be posted on the website Saturday Farm Club/Open This Sunday - Feb. 10 Keystone Lanes Imperial Hwy, Downey (562) Check in 8:30 Bowl 9:00 Entry: 45 Open/40 Farm Now accepting credit/debit for all tournament fees For more info check online: Valentine No-Tap Doubles Tournament SAN DIMAS Sunday February 10th the Chaparral Ambassadors are hosting the Valentine s 3 game Doubles Throw-Out-The-Trash NoTap Tournament. Any two players, male or female may enter this tournament with a maximum entering average of 390. A bowler must use their highest verifiable average as of the date of this tournament. The source for verification of average can be from any of the following: This year s or last year s book, Bowl.com or highest verifiable league average with at least 21 games. Entry fee is per bowler and your handicap is based on 100% of 220. Optional brackets, side pots and 50/50 drawings will be available. You will find signup sheets at the control desk at Chaparral Lanes. Check-in starts at 11:30 am, and closes at 12:30 pm. Bowling starts at 1:00 pm. So signup early and enjoy the fun!! PAUL NILSEN Palm Springs 8 Gamer Champ by Frank Weiler PALM SPRINGS The man from Greer Ranch Murrieta went to the desert a week ago and dusted the best scratch bowlers the date palm area had to offer. By averaging 235 during eight games of qualifying, the Citrus Belt s Paul Nilsen was able to qualify third for the step ladder finals in the latest Palm Springs 8 Game scratch tournament. The finals saw the top five finalists bowl one game stepladder matches to determine the tournament champion. From the third qualifying position Nilsen won three match games , , to clinch the title. The title game saw Paul defeat Citrus Belt legend and top seeded VINCE WOOD. Vince was the first Citrus Belt bowler to roll a 900 series, back in 1999 at the old Cadillac Bowl in Moreno Valley. Paul used his Storm Victory Road and IQ Tour Pearl balls to take home the 850 winner s check. Paul wants to thank the BOWLING NEWS for recognizing his big win.
12 Page 12 BOWLING NEWS New Sponsor FINANCIAL ADVISORS is Adding Money to Super Pots and Sweepers The Financial Advisors Super Sweeper Sidepot 10 weekly entry fee per bowler, with half of the money being paid out each week, and the other half going towards the huge payouts on sweeper night at the end of the season. With 47 entries on Monday, the Financial Advisors sidepot is looking at 235 in the weekly sidepot and 9000 estimated for sweeper night. The top three series will get paid, as well as the top 16 games bowled that night. Bowlers are eligible to cash in each game. Financial Advisors Super Sweeper Sidepot, will be adding 1,000 to the total collected. If you win 2 Super Pots all season you ll be ahead before we even get to sweepers with the 9000 payout. 100% of all money collected will be paid out for the season. BOWLIUM gets the job done early DOWNEY Team BOWLIUM, the hottest team in the league has locked * Non Sport / PBA League up the third round. For the past 8 weeks their record is 37 and 3! You are in the money guys! Next week the league will be bowling for side-pots and position. Chauney Merritt finally got his game together (blessed with another 300). Good for side-pot number one. Mike Villarreal snagged game 2 with his 269, and game three was cashed by Gilbert Martinez s 278. (Who has won the most side-pots this season?) The EBONITERS also wager on a difficult feat CLEAN 30. That s 30 clean frames in a row. Familiar faces smiled at Bea, and pocketed their portion of the Clean 30. Bobby Campagnale, Miguel Garcia and Mike Villarreal. That s 2 for Mike. Check this, Mike s 269 was also the winning number for the Financial Advisors Pot. Nice night, Mikey! Who drills your equipment??? The league so far this year has chalked up six 300 s and three 800 s. All on some pretty tough lane conditions. Round four, right before booking time, is usually the toughest, but it might end up being the most playable. The league over-all is currently averaging 198. This week 17 guys raised their average and 47 lowered their average. Was that opportunity knocking or just a bad night on the lanes?? The BOWLIUM Brood is averaging 817. This is a team that meshed well. Jeff Seesholtz entered at 199 and is now 203. Anthony Barone came on board at 183. (He spends a lot of time on his game practicing.) He is up to a proud 203. Herbert Jones the Man of 21 Favors who can t say no has dropped from 205 to 200. Arnold Cheesman, carrying on the family tradition, anchors at 211.Congrats guys and enjoy the rest of the league time. Let s take a guess at who will be fighting for the 4th Round Winner s spot. By the numbers, PRO APPROACH averaging 831, should be a sho-in. CLYDES VIDEO GAMES at 815 looks very good to make a run for #4. Chauney is back, Ramon Torres is up a pin, Joe Jimenez is tough, and Leonard Ruiz Jr. is a proven winner. THREADWORKS has taken the heat, the jokes, the humiliation, and the losses. But fun time is over says they! Beware, they have posted notice! Looking at the G.J.C. SERVICES record, they have been close just can t catch the golden ring. G.J.C.= GET JUMPIN COUSINS! CONGRATS BOWLIUM SEE YOU IN JUNE. Headline Furnished by Mr. Jones TOP 10 LAST WEEK (On the Heavy Oil Round) 714 Mikey Villarreal 699 Bobby Campagnale 695 Gabriel Martinez 680 Miguel Garcia 678 Arnold Cheesman 658 Joe Jimenez 649 Paul Varela 647 Miguel Rosales 631 Ramon Torres 621 Keith Laing TOP 2 TEAMS ROUND 3 BOWLIUM Jeff Seesholtz Anthony Barone Herbert Jones Arnold Cheesman FINANCIAL ADVISORS, INC. Transamerica Financial Group Division Dean Sanderson Registered Representative License: 0F92487 PRO APPROACH Ken Di Iorio David Cogswell Jared Lawrence Billy Myers Jr Corona Pointe Ct. Suite Corona, CA STANDINGS ROUND 3 ( Week 6 of 7 ) Bowlium 27 Pro Approach 20 Sysco 19 Clydes Video Games 19 Power House Video Games 18 Herzog Insurance 17 GJC Services 17 Western Pacific Bowling Supply 16 Kegel 15 Junior Amateur Tour 14 Tifco Industries 12 Linder Insurance 11 Ultimate Hdcp. Bowling Tour 11 A Different Look Cabinets 10 Threadworks 7 A.B.T.A. 7 Office: Mobile: Fax: Financial Advisors Pot Mikey Villarreal E. Florence Ave., Downey CA (562)