Bowling to help the hungry

September 24, 2013 

— Earn free bowling and help feed the hungry!

In celebration of World Food Day, Oct. 16, McHenry Bowl will partner with Interfaith Ministries to collect canned and non-perishable food. Everyone who brings in five cans will get one free game of bowling, starting now and going through Oct. 17. On special events such as Rock-n-Bowl, MusicMania, Sunday Night Live and QuarterMania bowlers will get an admission discount for food donations.

Let's watch the food display grow!

San Jose's Marty Deh won the Yosemite Scratch 6-Gamer on what must have been a difficult shot. Deh qualified in the first spot with a plus-85, and was one of only three bowlers to average over 200. Dwayne Hunter was a plus-44 in second and Lenny Villajin was third at a plus-24. Deh waited in the wings for Joe Petrovich from Tracy to work his way up the stepladder finish from fifth.

The PBA TOC oil pattern proved a challenge for both competitors, but Deh prevailed in a 199-172 match. He took home $286 and earned his spot in the year-end Tournament of Champions. Petrovich settled into second and pocketed $210.

Don Olesen rolled a 926 set to win the men's side of the Yosemite 55 and Over No-Tap. Joe Cornish scored a 902 for the second spot. Bob Blackwell was in third at 862. Carl Elvik posted a no-tap 300 to boost him to fourth at 825. Beth Sims was high for the ladies at 847. Nancy Van Hulzen had a 776 total for second, followed by Evelyn White and her 763 score.

The trio team of Jesse Corralez, Earl Purcell and Bud Thompson won the Kegler Trio Tournament at McHenry at 2,380. Thompson paced the team with his 890 set on no-tap games of 290-300-300. Betty Plant, Beth Sims and Laverne Howe teamed for second at 2,339, led by Howe's 721.

The One Man/One Woman Doubles No-Tap Tournament rolls Friday at McHenry at 1 p.m.

Two scratch tournaments are on the horizon for October. The Little Swiss is rolling at Yosemite on Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. and the 4th Top Dog Tournament is Oct. 19 at McHenry at 12:30. The Swiss is a trio team event open to men and women with no team max. Entry is $300.

The Top Dog event is for scratch bowlers age 55 and older. It's for singles and makes several cuts until the final top four finish with roll-off in a stepladder finals. Call Wayne at (209) 524-9161 for Swiss info and call Terry at (209) 571-2695 about the Top Dog.

The McHenry Frank-n-stein family invites all youth bowlers and their family and friends to the 24th Pumpkin Shoot on Oct. 25 at 4 p.m. The party includes glow bowling, refreshments, costume contest and a chance to win a pumpkin. Call (209) 571-2695 to sign up.

Dallas Kadry is an employee of McHenry Bowl; reach her at (209) 571-2695 or

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