The proposed Turlock bowling center, the Ten Pin Fun Center, is all but history.
Developers told the Turlock Journal last week the project – to include 34 lanes of bowling and other recreational amenities – has been scrapped because of a lack of financial backing.
The 52,000 square-foot family entertainment center also was to include an arcade, laser tag and sports bar and grill with billiards and more.
The original project was approved by the Turlock City Council in 2010 with the proviso that the anchor tenant, the bowling center, be built before any other businesses could be added.
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At that time, the council vote amended the General Plan and the zoning designation from high density residential to commercial to make way for the project. In 2013, the Planning Commission agreed to amend the original vote to allow a Prime Shine car wash to be built on the property without the anchor tenant in place. ...
Leo DiBenedetto of Rancho Cordova claimed the title at this month’s Scratch 6-Gamer Tournament at Yosemite, but local Phil Ruth was the star. Ruth was the only bowler to post a score on the plus side, a 1,222 to lead the qualifying round by 42 pins. He also had the best low game of the round with a 166. The rest of the field had at least one game below that score. In the final match, DiBenedetto, a PBA Region champion, rolled a 211 to Ruth’s 182. DiBenedetto took home $250 and a berth in the Tournament of Champions for the win. Ruth settled for $190 for second.
This year’s Tournament of Champions is set for Jan. 4. Pat Baskin was the high scorer in the Yosemite Senior No-tap and topped the women’s list with her 937 set. Kim Heller (884) was second, followed by Kathy Ely (858). Greg Ereso won the men’s side with an 883, followed by Jim Bass (857) and Chris Martinez (847). ... The team of Claude Ham, Manny Simas and Bill Briscoe won the Kegler Mixed Trio Tournament, scoring 2,536. Briscoe paced the team and was high scorer in the tournament with an 865 set, including two no-tap 300 games. The Trio team of Earl Purcell, Bill Calvin and Bud Thompson placed second. Calvin and Thompson recorded no-tap 300 games. In third were Dave Moren, Tom Teague and Rick Ealy. ...
The One Man-One Woman Senior Doubles Tournament runs Friday at McHenry starting at 1 p.m. A potluck starts at noon, and check-in is at 12:30 p.m. Bowlers age 55 and older are welcome to compete. ... Entries are out for the fifth annual Top Dog Tournament at McHenry on Oct. 18 starting at 12:30 p.m. The format is different from other events. The field bowls three games with the top 20 advancing. They bowl one more game, with the top 10 moving on to the last qualifying game. The top four scorers will then bowl the stepladder finals to decide the Top Dog. The event is reserved for scratch bowlers age 55 and older. Call Terry at (209) 571-2695 for information. ... Masquerade Monday starts Oct. 6 at McHenry. Any bowler participating in Monday Afterschool Jam during the month of October who wears a mask will be given a $1 discount to the event. Their name will also be placed in a drawing to win prizes on the last Monday of the month. Afterschool Jam runs from 4-6 p.m. with unlimited bowling under party lights. Cost is $7 per person, including shoe rental.