Only one pin separated the top two places in the Modesto USBC Seniors Doubles Tournament.
Ed and Rainey Tanner edged the second-place duo after posting a score of 1,614. Rainey rolled scores of 212-212-216, while Ed added games of 209-233-229 for a scratch total of 1,311. The pair qualified for 303 pins handicap added for their winning total.
Vern and Olivia Clinton just missed the lead spot with their score of 1,613. Olivia scored on games of 241-200-198, and with Vern throwing in a 176-191-253, the pair added 354 pins handicap for the second-place total. Betty Plant and Jerry Melvin took third at 1,602. Low-in-the-money was 1,582.
The prize list became official for the Modesto USBC City Tournament and checks should be available shortly at the bowling centers. All-Event winners were also officially posted. The Men's Scratch winner was Wayne Garber with a 2,195 total, scoring 760 in Team, 681 in Doubles, and 754 in singles. Freddy Irvin was second with a 2,100 score.
Manny Simas took the Men's Handicap All-Events with his 602/668/728 three-event scoring. He added 270 handicap to tally the winning 2,268 score. Simas also posted one of the two perfect games rolled in the tournament. Larry Barker rolled the other. Garber's scratch score of 2,195 was also good enough to take the second spot in handicap.
On the women's side, Randi Blomdahl finished in first for Scratch All-Events, scoring a 594-Team/606-Doubles/631 Singles for an 1,831 total. In a close contest for the Handicap All-Events list, Fonda Jameson topped the field with her 2,109. Scoring 497-Team/458-Doubles/551-Singles, she totaled a 1,506, then added a 603 handicap. Melissa Hill finished one pin out with a 2,108 score. Hill rolled 594-Team/562-Doubles/601 Singles and added 351 pins handicap for the total.
Dennis McKinney finished first on the men's list for the Yosemite "55 and over" No Tap with his score of 869. Second-place Ron Hirtzel recorded an 865 to settle into second. At 821, Ralph Baker took the third spot. On the women's side Anja DeBoer topped the field with her 880 set. Ellen Burton scored an 869 for the second spot, with Betty Gerritsen following in third at 835.
THIS WEEKEND the 12th Annual City Masters Tournament will be rolling at Yosemite. Saturday is the two seven-game qualifying squads at 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. The 12:30 squad is limited to 64 bowlers, and the 4:30 squad will be expanded if necessary to accommodate any remaining entries.
The top 16 qualifiers will roll over to the finals starting at 10 a.m. on Sunday with a guaranteed first-place prize of $3,000. Marty Deh out of Cupertino is the reigning champion, and local Brandon Perino took the runner-up spot in last year's contest. Bowlers may sign up by calling Wayne Garber at 524-9161 or showing up at least 15 minutes prior to the squad start.
THE OFFICIAL 2008 USBC Book Average cutoff is in two weeks. If you have bowled 21 or more games in a sanctioned league as of April 15, you will be listed in the official average book for the 2007-2008 season. If you have more than one average, the highest will be considered your book average.
Book averages are used at the start of this summer and the following winter leagues, and in most city, state and national tournaments. Local average records can be found at bowl.com going back to the 2000-2001 season. The site also allows you to print out your current membership card, and shows national scoring awards earned.
Dallas Kadry can be reached at email@example.com or 571-2695.