Noel Vasquez of Sacramento emerged from among 24 bowlers as this year's Six-Gamer Tournament of Champions at Yosemite.
Rancho Cordova's Leo Dibenedetto rolled 1,406 in qualifying, but Vasquez was hot on his heels at 1,405. Wayne Garber, Scott Boyle and David Street rounded out the top five on the stepladder. Boyle beat Street and Garber in the first two rungs, but was knocked off by Vasquez in the third. The final round saw Vasquez edge Dibenedetto 211-204.
Joann Rico, Gloria Chin and Virginia Higle teamed up to win the Ladies Luncheon No-Tap Tournament at Yosemite with a 2,248 total. The trio of Jackie Wilson, Sherry Kuharich and Fonda Jameson was second at 2,232 with Sylvia Williams, Lori Hendrick and Sherrie Frahlech third at 2,176.
The Mixed Kegler Trio Tournament will be Thursday at McHenry. The tournament starts at 9:30 a.m. with check-in at 9. Teams can be any combination of men and women or you can come alone and be placed on a team.
Nomination deadline for the Modesto Hall of Fame and the 2013 Pioneer Awards is Feb. 1. To be eligible, bowlers must have been an association member for 20 years (continuously since 1993 or aggregate) and shown exemplary service or skill. The Pioneer Award is given to those who have supported bowling for 30 years or more through sponsorships, leagues and other activities. Nomination forms are available at both bowling centers.
Entry forms are available at both centers for the California Open and the California Women's State tournaments. Petaluma will host the 2013 Open Championships running weekends from April 20 through June 23.
Teams will roll at AMF Boulevard Bowl while and doubles and singles will find their home at Double Decker in Rohnert Park. The tournament is open to all California USBC members. Foursomes can be any combination of men and women. Entries close on March 15.
The 2013 Women's Championships will be hosted by San Gabriel Valley with the team event at Bowlium Lanes in Montclair, and doubles and singles at Oak Tree Lanes in Diamond Bar. The tournament runs April 13 through June 2. Entries close on March 15th.
For parents and youth bowlers, it's never too early to start scholarship applications. The Modesto USBC offers the Hall of Fame Scholarship and the Director's Scholarship. The Hall of Fame award is given to a graduating senior based on participation in youth bowling, scholastic aptitude and school involvement. The Director's award goes to high school students whose parents or grandparents are sanctioned league bowlers.
This Sunday, the Japan Cup Round 1 will be televised on ESPN at 10 a.m.
Dallas Kadry and employee of McHenry Bowl; reach her at email@example.com or (209) 571-2695