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Modesto City entries wanted

Entries are out for the Modesto USBC City Tournament. The Team event is scheduled at Yosemite Lanes, while the Doubles and Singles competition is at McHenry Bowl.

Teams will be five members, in any combination of men and women, and will be placed in one of three divisions: men's, women's and mixed. Each division will have a Team, Doubles and Singles prize list.

The competition will run the weekends of March 8-9 and 15-16. Saturday squads are at 12:30 and 3 p.m., Sundays will roll at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Multiple participation is allowed in each event with certain restrictions; see the entry blanks for complete rules. Entries can be picked up at either bowl, and will close one hour before the first squad.

The Modesto USBC Senior Doubles No-tap Tournament is set for March 7 and 14. The doubles event will roll at McHenry this year, starting at 1 p.m. both days. Teams can be any combination of men and women, but will all be combined on one prize list. Bowlers may enter both squads as long as they have different partners. Entries close one hour before the start of the first squad.

Friday, the Sweetheart Doubles No-tap Tournament rolls at McHenry starting at 1 p.m. Check-in is at 12:30 p.m. Teams must be made up of one woman/one man.

Sixteen-year old James Lentz bowled his first 300 game during the Junior Gold Trios league. Lentz is a junior at Johansen High.

Sunday, the Modesto USBC will hold its board meeting at Yosemite Lanes at 9 a.m. The meeting is open to members for observation.

Following the meeting, the monthly bowling clinic will be held, starting about 10:30 a.m. and running until noon. Cost is $5 per person and includes three games of bowling with instruction from certified coaches. The classes are open to all members, from youth to seniors, on a first-come, first-served basis.

BOWL FOR THE CURE is running at McHenry through the end of February.

League bowlers can enter the event by donating $1 to the cause at the start of their league session. Their three-game score plus handicap will be used for placement on the prize board. Prizes have been donated by local merchants, and are placed randomly on the board and not necessarily in value order. Winners will be determined after the last league session in February. Bowlers can enter every time they bowl league, and can win more than one prize.

All money collected will be donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Association. Bowlers have raised over $6 million over the last seven years.

The Modesto USBC has joined with Brunswick to present the 12th Annual City Masters Tournament set for the weekend of April 5-6. First place in the scratch event is guaranteed at $3,000. Yosemite Lanes will host this year's event. Qualifying rounds are set for Saturday, with the top finishers returning Sunday for the final competition.

THE UNITED STATES Bowling Congress has changed its awards program starting Aug. 1, for the 2008-2009 season.

Honor score awards — such as the 300 game, 800 and 900 series, and 11-in-a-row — now given on an annual basis, will be changed to once-in-a-lifetime awards. The following season, all of the emblem and pin awards will become emblem awards only and also once-in-a-lifetime awards.

The 2008 California Youth Championships will be hosted by the North Los Angeles County Association from June 28-Aug. 10. Team events will bowl at Mission Hills Bowl in Mission Hills. Canoga Park Bowl in Winnetka will hold the Doubles and Singles. Entries are available at the bowls and are due by April 15.

Contact Dallas Kadry at mchbowl@aol.com or 571-2695

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