MODESTO — Wayne Garber is racking up points for the PBA West Region Invitational at the National Bowling Stadium later this year. Winning big regional tournaments will do that for a bowler.
Garber was a solid third in the qualifying for the Boise Northwest/West Open at 20th Century Lanes in Boise, Idaho, posting a 1,939 for eight qualifying games. Then the real fun began as the top 10 finishers entered match-play finals.
Garber won eight of his 10 matches, tallying 4,339 pins and the victory, by more than 200 pins. He earned him $2,000 and 25,000 points toward a sponsored spot in the invitational.
He is fourth on the PBA West leaders list, fifth in earnings, 10th in average (at 216) and eighth in cashes earning money in five of seven events.
Local scratch bowlers can compete in a PBA West Region stop when the Vanessa Brown Homes PBA West Regional Tournament hits town July 57 at Yosemite Lanes.
Non-members can enter for $285. Online entries close at midnight July 1. After that, entries must be made directly with the PBA Northwest/West Regional manager Gary Mage at firstname.lastname@example.org. To register, go online at www.pba.com.
For those who aren't ready to join the pros but would like to roll with some of the top names in the game, there will be two pro-ams July 5 at 3:30 p.m., and July 6 at 7:30 p.m. Entries are available at both bowling centers. Call Wayne at (209) 524-9161.
Congrats to Myles Duty for winning the Scratch 6-Gamer at Yosemite and the optional Win-A-Spot sweeper. Duty qualified second at plus-91, with Nick Kelley out in front at plus-138. Duty beat Kelley 236-232 in the final game of the stepladder finals.
Duty earned a berth in the year-end Tournament of Champions and a spot in the Vanessa Brown PBA stop.
Debbie Couch, Deana Swickard and Cindy James teamed to win the Ladies Luncheon No-Tap at Yosemite at 2,189. In second were Sylvia Williams, Lori Hedrick and Sherry Frohlech (2,059) with Jackie Wilson, Sherry Kuharich and Fonda Jameson (2,023) in third.
Betty Gerritsen took the top spot in the McHenry No-Tap Tournament with a 920 set. Mary Eccleston was a distant second at 822 followed by Beth Sims (812). James Brodie won on the men's side at 864. Gary Pattee was only one pin back at 863. Both had no-tap 300s. Gordon Ahart was third (851).
The Mixed Kegler Trio Tournament is Thursday at McHenry. The no-tap tourney starts at 9:30 a.m. with check-in at 9. Teams can be any combination of men and women. The 55 and Older No-Tap rolls Friday at Yosemite at 1 p.m.
Entries are open for the Junior/Senior Firecracker Doubles at McHenry on July 4 at 1 p.m. and Yosemite's Anytime Handicap Doubles rolls anytime lanes are available.
Local Bowling Scores
ADULT LEAGUES Mixed Match Point: Rick Lazaro 290, Donnie McKinney 1014, Jamie Marksman 215, Janet Spooner 725. Summer Madness: Mike Wolf 233, Rick Ealy 616, Maureen Ealy 191. Town n Country: Ryan Dunscomb 234, Rick Simi 625, Tabatha Brossier 192/525. Scratch Trios: Michael Coats 298, Chris Marckese 966, Kelly Lebherz 239, Lorie Bolme 847. Summer Triples: Mike Swickard 258/700, Jim Bass 258, Deana Swickard 234/556. Valley: Richard Perez 680, John Olivan 268, Bonnie Brady 181/528. Sport Shot Trios: Sean Schafer 300, Eddie Waring 952, Kayle Olvera 238/743. McHenry Wed Vets: Jerry Hanks 244, James Brodie 683, Melissa Taylor 169. Daytime Gamblers: Pinky Martin 257/741, Marty Nard 203, Donnie Miller 545. Wed Mixed 4's: Freddy Irvin 277/734, Share Hahn 206/545. Just Friends: John Veenstra 290/801, Alma Overweg 224/569. Imported Beer League: Robert Aguilar Jr 258, Craig Ronyack Jr 651, Kassy Angel 131, Marlene Miller 131. California: Mark Zaslove 257, Kyle Johnson 618. Sierra: Bret Greaney 225/669, Mona Stebbing 206/542. Gamblers Unlimited: Joe Plant 243/678, Debbie Parrish 241, Nicole Nally 582. Fri. Mixed 4's: Darrin Reposar 246, John Olivan 714, Martha Baucom 185/509. Weekenders: Eddie Waring 268/622, Mary Figures 214/586. Memorial: Matt Ernst 258/676, Jan Ernst 179.
SENIOR LEAGUES Friendly Villagers: Bill Hensel 214, Ralph Rodriguez 574, Lillian Hall 190. Captain & Crew: Leonard DosSantos 199/538, Pat Schrimsher 189/503.
YOUTH LEAGUES Tues Central Valley HS: Ian Mason 97, Crystal Souza 88, Austin Souza 114, Odette Wolf 117. Strikers: Diego Gloria 87, Kayla Miranda 38. Wild Zodiacs: Kameron Simi 219/588, Madison Mohr 122. Jr Gold Doubles: Justin Buchanan 232/792, Nadine Ureta 219, Vivian Serrano 678. Wed. Youth: Cotton Schukman 88, Haleigh Carter 92. Thurs Bumpers: Conner Berlenga 47, Jazelle Pottruff 53. Cartoon Mania: Gabriel Villasenor 141, Marissa Campbell 143. Sat. Bumpers: Tyler Wilson 76, Roy Woods 76, Kaydence Tilford 47. Sat. Comics: Nikolas Serrano 109, James Alcaraz 109, Jasmyn Ortiz 118. Prime Rollers: Ashton Russell 213/632, Kaitlyn Coupland 157. Generation X: Peter Kennedy 203, Joseph Fried 539, Nadine Ureta 175.
ADULT LEAGUES Riverside: Frank Ramsdell 279, Jake Hall 269/760, Ladonna Stone 245, Julie Eagleston 243/592. Veterans League: Bill Click 246, Terry McBride 237/643, Judy Roberson 163. PBA: Wayne Garber 260, Jason Dewar 215/605, Carol Serpa 202/571. Draft: Wayne Garber 300/802, Robert Wratchford 300, Kelly Lewis 278/695. NASCAR: Joe Diel 243/663, Annette Hall 221, Alicia Murray 200/558. King and Queen: Gary Riley 279, Jake Hall 258/716, Jennifer Braham 279/696. Summer Belles: Fumi Kibler 187/501. Road Runners: John Warburton 170, Janeen Koch 130. SF Giants League: Wayne Garber 278/736, Tori Young 240/640, Ronette Simon 258. Summer Staikoff: Jim Beattie 267, Pedro Flores 235/695. Beer League: Will Hinricks 232/577, Lupe Valdez 233/539. Thursday Jr/Adult: Norm Wolff Jr 257/736, Debboe Taliaferro 162. Sunday Jr/Adult: Steve McCoy 227, Natalie Hunter 191. Sunday Mixers: Charlie Nishiguchi 278, Alex Bermudez 278/759, Tina Munson 246/619.
SENIOR LEAGUES Midway Match: Frank Alcaraz 256/696, Sonny Rempfer 258, Linda David 267/627. Lunch Bunch: Frank Alcaraz 258/684, Marcie Ingalls 187/533. Senior Go Getters: Cliff Marceau 279/745, Cathy Marceau 156. After Lunch Bunch: Jim Bass 265/595, Ray Gamble 240/675, Linda David 223, Virginia Higle 212/589. Scratch Trios: Robert Moore 257/690, Sharon Moore 204/561, Sheri Cole 199/561.
YOUTH LEAGUES Thursday Jr/Adult: Curtis Moffett 234/614, Haley Wolff 242/646. Sting Rays: Tyler Posey 131, Melissa Karle 128. Future Stars: Michael Myers 83, Kalega White 69. Super Stars: Jared Shiffer 95, Marissa Seaman 115. Strikes and Spares: Jeremy Wall 141. Sunday Jr/Adult: Jake Williams 180, Megan Hunter 179.