MODESTO -- California Bowlers have stepped up again for veterans, leading the nation in support of the Bowlers to Veterans Link (BVL). Californians donated over $142,000, far eclipsing second-place Virginia at $39,000.
The BVL mission is to brighten the days and boost the spirits of our nation's veterans who are in VA Medical Centers and state homes. The donations pick up where government funding leaves off, providing recreational and therapeutic programs and services that speed recovery and improve morale.
The BVL program was founded by bowlers in 1942 to help support America's troops. Since then almost $30 million has been raised.
Modesto's Rich Custer has won back-to-back titles in the Scratch 6-Gamer Tournament at Yosemite, and has a chance to make it three in a row Sunday. Custer won the Willie Taylor Memorial 6-gamer in August then came back in September to win the monthly event. Sunday, the November sweeper will start at noon.
This is one of only two chances left to qualify for the year-end Tournament of Champions, Dec. 30.
The trio team of Fran Lockwood, Laverne Howe and Claudelle Bonaccinie finished in the top spot in the Ladies Trio Tournament at McHenry with a 2,410 team total. Olivia Clinton and Char Moscato teamed with Teeny Allen for second (2,396) and Elmira Jones, Sally Levesque and Denise Stucker came in third (2,372).
The doubles pair of Vern Masse and Anja DeBoer won the One Man/One Woman Doubles No-Tap Tournament at McHenry with a 1,760 score. DeBoer rolled a 932 set and Masse added 828. Eddie and Yvonne Mello rolled a 1,750 for second, paced by Yvonne's 962, while Eddie posted a 788 for the team total. Rainy Tanner and Gary Pattee teamed for third (1,705).Pattee finished with a 944, Tanner added a 761.
You have a bit over a week to get in your entry for the 3rd Annual Top Dog Tournament, which rolls Oct. 13 at McHenry. In this tourney, the entire field bowls three games then there is a cut to the top 20.
They bowl one more game, then the field is cut to the top 10 for the last qualifying game. The top four scorers then bowl the stepladder finals to decide the Top Dog. The event is reserved for scratch bowlers 55 and older. Check-in is at 11:30. Call Terry at (209) 571-2695.
The Modesto USBC Installation and Awards Dinner is Oct. 27 and tickets are available at the desks at McHenry and Yosemite. The event will be at the Elks Club on Charity Way and begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30. Tickets are $25.
Strike Out Hunger is running at McHenry through World Food Day, Oct. 16. Bring in 3 cans of food and bowl one game free. Good anytime and limited to one free game per person a day. All food will be donated to the Interfaith Ministries food programs.
Dallas Kadry is an employee of McHenry Bowl; reach her at email@example.com or (209) 571-2695.
Local Bowling Scores
McHenry Bowl Leagues
ADULT LEAGUES Mixed Match Point: James Brodie 279, Norman Williams 920, Janet Spooner 223. Monday Madness: Barry Peterson 256/671, Rhonda Aragon 212, Wendy Magdalino 528. Del Rio Jet Vegas: Travis Plummer 265, Justin Saaty 769, Kerry Bailey 540, Sheila Puscizna 200. Scratch Trios: Steve Plant Jr 285/894, Brigitte Boney 258/876. College League: Jim McCormick 199/537, Colleen Norby 172. Tuesday Triples: Bill Click 248/605, Cindy James 238/637. Duke n Duchess: Scott Duncan 225/617, Deann Smoke 225/623. Paramount: John Perez Jr 234/610, Joyce King 204/582. El Dorado: John Walsh III 289, James Hess 725. Wed. Vets: Bill Click 268/694, Ginger DeMello 179. Midweek Madness: Jim Bylow 267/626, Lisa Escamilla 514, Sue Sprenger 246. Reno Mixed: Manny Simas 278/766, Heide Erler 549, Karen French 205. Empress-Pioneer: Joyce Hebert 211, Mary Atwell 530. Wed. mixed 5's: Freddy Irvin 278/770, Bre Sandoval 233/600. El Portal: Ruth Sonke 184. Federal: David Pacheco 258, Sean Schafer 738. City Employees: Austin Hancock 254, Gene Kennedy 704, Carol Hancock 197/546. Suburban: David Epps 247/707, Samantha Malberg 208, Denise Draper 540. Black Oak Classic: Myles Duty 279/1089, Raymond Waring 279, Kayley Olvera 289, Carol Serpa 891. Friday Veterans: Terry McBride 257, James Brodie 717, Ginger DeMello 209/594. Reno Bound: Ken Talovich 290, Keith Nixon 713, DonDra Drumond 259, Nicole Nally 690. Sundowners: Adrian Davalos 276, Tony VanUnen 276/703, Kathy Stevenson 220, Cindy Geary 529. Sunday Jr/Adult: Dave Wedig 225, Samantha Malmberg 236. Weekenders: Larry Jones Jr 246, Don McKinney 683, Michelle Brasher 268/674. Memorial: James Mott 248/638, Matt Ernst 638.
SENIOR LEAGUES Friendly Villagers: Dan McGar 210/600, Betty Tull 174. Homewood Village: Raymond Whitler 220/580, Barbara Pong 192/510. Young at Heart: Warren Walker 257/637, Mary Mount 192, Pat Scrimsher 532. SIR: Gary Pattee 274, Pinky Martin 729. Classy Ladies: Charlotte Scott 187. CrossPoint: Peter Johnson 223, Terry McBride 587, Donnie Miller 202/524. Prime Timers: Robert Moore 610, John Bates 244.
YOUTH LEAGUES Tue Bumpers: Andre Scott 48. Super Bumpers: Antonius Thompson 126, Dawn May 83. Strikers: Braden Spani 127, Haley Spani 112. Wild Zodiacs: Kameron Simi 201/536, Sarah Bohrer 148. Jr Gold Scratch: Justyn Martin 246/882, Julie Scheaffer 255/863. Thurs Bumpers: Tyler Cornelius 45, Jazalle Pottruff 21. Thurs Super Bumpers: Emory Harned 100, Bella Ferrel 65. Cartoon Mania: Andrew Hill 130, Laura Fernandes 119. Thursday Trios: Richard Paul III 232/619, Skye Corralez 156. Sat Bumpers: Tyler Wilson 61, Mary Murphy 69. Sat Super Bumpers: Paul Massengill 107. Sat Comics: Brandon Osier 150, Nashlly Ureta 129. Prime Rollers: Richard Paul III 198/531, Sara Nassberg 160. Generation X: Joseph Fried 166, Sonia Parnoutsoukian 224/545. Sun Jr/Adult: Cody Greaney 226, Mykeah Pascua 125. Special Olympics: Eric Hawkins 196, Kelly Napuunoa 178. Modesto Blind: Robert Anglin 159, Jeannine Dalhgren 113.
Yosemite Lanes Leagues:
ADULT LEAGUES Monday Jr/Adult: Don Mathey 247/673, Steve Hotchkiss 267, Mia Wix 205/554, Sandy Hunter 204. San Joaquin: David Eckhardt 278, Gene Pettigrew 259/684, Linda David 241/632. Veterans League: Ray Anaya 275/722, Angie Karle 166. Comet: Jeff Warner 259, Rich Custer 253/747, Bonnie Garber 263/681. Town n Country: Ron Johnson 280/757. Classic Trios: Austin Hancock 300/727, Wayne Garber 278/727, Sharon Aronson 268/662. Morning Belles: Darlene Valocsik 208/536. Guys & Gals: Kevin Bingham 158/716, Sheri Cole 230/616. Telco: Gregg Ebenal 266/708, Gabe Machado 267. Mexican American: Brad Beckner 277/751, Tina Munson 245/637. Gallo: Don Mathey 254/716, Kelly Lewis 246/616. Staikoff Classic: Gary Riley 244, Larry Barker 236/690. Yosemite Majors: Jason Walton 300, Jason Dewar 279/806, Stephany Walton 210/561. Hi Low: Sandy Alvara 279, Brian Strain 258/697, Ben Swope 245/697, Kelly Lewis 234/637. Reno: Gabe Machado 254/632, Alicia Murray 220/583. Sunday Fun Mixers: Jared Pitts 290/735, Tina Munson 236/595. Sunday Jr/Adult: Andrew Schmidal 233, Natalie Hunter 216. SENIOR LEAGUES Hiz and Herz: Jerry Bradley 248/655, Martha Cody 176. Midway Match Point: Pedro Flores 247/663, Linda David 212/588. Jalopy: Bob Webster 223/576, Joyce Goblirsch 176. Young @ Heart: Cliff Marceau 262/679, Phyllis Diamond 192/524. Golden Age: Ray Gamble 225/620, Ron Dorville 234, Linda David 233/594. National Classic: Jeff Chin 280, Bob Neuerburg 257/686, Marcie Ingalls 192/525. Scratch Trios: Pedro Flores 248, Larry Jones Jr 246/686, Jan RuppVigneau 231/588.
YOUTH LEAGUES Monday Jr/Adult: Curtis Moffett 222, Brad Dillard 195/576, Ashley Wolff 201, Chole Wix 201, Tori Young 201/579. Marlins: Andrew White 79, Vicki Walker 115. Future Stars: Elija Mull 64, Lily Ulrich 108. Super Stars: Zachary Dressel 79, Elizabeth Haro 52. Sunday Jr/Adult: Derrick Munson 171, Kayla Pollinger 137.