Kadry on Bowling: Sims, Bass combine to win doubles tournament at Yosemite Lanes

Beth Sims and Jim Bass were the winners in the Mixed Division of the Yosemite Lanes Anytime Handicap Doubles with a Twist Tournament. The pair rolled a 1,546 for a $175 top prize.

Virginia Higle and Frank Alcaraz posted a 1,490 for second and took home $120. Ronette Simon and Mike Seibel rolled a 1,477 and shared $80. The winner in the Men’s Division was the team of Gary Riley and Jim Cole, who rolled a 1,505 and shared the $210 prize.

Will Garber and Rich Custer tallied a 1,474 to take second and $160. Third place was a tie between partners Mike Seible and Nick Kelley and Clayton and Cameron Bowman. Each team rolled a 1,464 score and earned $105.

Sheri Cole and Virginia Higle claimed victory in the Women’s Division. The duo rolled a 1,408, good for $125. The Century Division – where the ages must add up to more than 100 years – was won by Fran Ball and Bob Hedrick. The two scored a 1,496 and pocketed $205. Mike Seibel teamed with Rob Tillary to tally 1,468 and finish second for $130. The optional scratch list was won by Will Garber and Rich Custer’s 1,474. They earned an extra $65.

There has been a date change for the Modesto USBC Awards and Installation Dinner. The new date is Nov. 15. The dinner is at the Elks Club on Charity Way. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets for the original date are good for the new date. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased at either bowling center or from an association board member. Call Association Secretary Pam Marksman at (209) 571-2695 with questions.

Teeny Allen teamed with Earl Purcell to win the One Woman-One Man Mixed Doubles at McHenry. The pair posted a 1,728 set. Pat Baskin and Gene Stamps finished second with their 1,608 score. In third, Cindy James and Bill Briscoe recorded a 1,590 score.

This Sunday, the Scratch 6-Gamer competes at Yosemite starting at noon; check-in is at 11 a.m. The tournament will roll on the PBA Viper oil pattern.

The Ladies Trio No-tap tournament runs Monday at McHenry starting at 9:30 a.m.; check-in is at 9.

Get your geek on for the Comic Bowl-a-Con party at McHenry the night of Oct. 10. Dress up for the costume contest and bowl under the black lights. Take photos with your favorite superhero, win prizes, buy custom comic art and visit the Sky High Comics and Krier’s Comics tables. The action starts at midnight and goes until 2:30 a.m. Pre-sale $10 tickets let you skip the line – purchase at the bowl, Sky High or Krier’s. They are $12 at the door.

Masquerade Monday starts Monday at McHenry. Any bowler participating in the Monday Afterschool Jam from 4-6 p.m. during the month of October and wearing a mask will be given a $1 discount to the event. Prize drawings will be included.

The annual spook-tacular McHenry Pumpkin Shoot bowling party is on the calendar for Oct. 27 at 4 p.m. Included in the $8 cost is two hours of bowling in the dark with spooky music, shoe rental, a pumpkin, hot dog and Halloween treat. There will also be prize drawings and a costume contest. Call June to sign up at (209) 571-2695.

USBC Bowling 2.0 beginner classes for adults at McHenry are starting Sunday at 4:30 p.m. The classes run four weeks and are free. Youth classes will start Oct. 8 at 4:30 p.m. Call Stacey at (209) 571-2695 for information or to sign up.