Annette Miller from Milpitas won the inaugural crown in the Modesto USBC first Princess Tournament and earned the $500 first-place purse. Marie Alberto of Santa Clara was the high qualifier going into the final round with a 1,254 handicap total. Miller qualified second at a 1,213 score. The two met in the two-game handicap match play finals to determine the champion. After the first game Miller had a comfortable lead but Alberto fought back to close the gap. Miller emerged the winner in a final 486-459 match. Alberto pocketed $350 for second-place honors.
The 22nd annual City Masters Tournament is set for the weekend of April 14-15 and will be held at Yosemite Lanes. Two seven-game qualifying rounds will be held on Saturday, April 14, at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. The early qualifier has limited spots so if you can only bowl at 10 a.m. get your entry in early. The two-game double-elimination match play finals will be held on Sunday the 15th starting at 8 a.m. The field will range from the top 16 to 32 qualifiers depending on the number of qualifying entries on Saturday. Cost per person is $135. First place is guaranteed at $3,000. See the entry for the dress code for this tournament. Call Wayne Garber or Jim Gordin at (209) 524-9161 for more information.
The team of Claudelle Bonaccinie, Laverne Howe and Betty Gerritsen took the top spot in the McHenry Ladies No-Tap Trio Tournament with a score of 2,266. Carol Bowers, Courtney MacPherson and Jennifer Kadry finished in the second spot with a 2,260 total. Taking third with a 2,249 was the team of Rose Baker, Tena Cozby and Carol Hancock.
This Friday morning the Yosemite Ladies No-Tap Trios Luncheon competes at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $10 per person with an optional $3 side pot. In the afternoon the action moves to McHenry with the St. Patty’s Day No-Tap Tournament at 1 p.m. Potluck at noon, check-in at 12:30 p.m. and wear your green.
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The St. Patrick’s Day Singles No-Tap Mulligan Tournament rolls at McHenry on Sunday, March 18 at 10 a.m. The event is open to all bowlers and will consist of four games of 9-pin no-tap. Bowlers are allowed to buy a Mulligan for each game at $1 and use it for any frame they want to redo. Bowlers will also receive a ticket for the $50 Mulligan Jackpot roll-off. If a bowler’s ticket is drawn they must roll two strikes, the first may be a no-tap strike but the second must be an actual strike. Cost is $25 per person including Handicap Side Pots. Call Terry Waring or Theresa Medeiros at (209) 571-2695 for more information or to sign up.
The month-long Bowling for the Cure is rolling at McHenry until March 28. Bowlers pay $1 and use their league scores for the prize board. The board has prizes of different values placed in random order. At the end of the tournament, wherever your score lands on the list, that will be your prize. All proceeds go to American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Walk on Sunday, October 21, in downtown Modesto.
Parents, your child has about six weeks left to submit applications for scholarship money from the Modesto USBC. The deadline is April 15. Two award types are available again this year – one for sanctioned youth bowlers and one for children of Modesto USBC members, bowlers or not. Each award can be given to multiple recipients. The Hall of Fame Scholarship is awarded to youth bowlers that are graduating seniors this year. The award is based on their bowling record, scholastic aptitude and school involvement. The second award is the Director’s Scholarship. This award can be won multiple times starting in 9th grade through 12th grade. It is open to children or grandchildren of current adult league bowlers. The application can be picked up at your local bowling center.