Kadry on Bowling: Cole wins senior event in Manteca; USBC fees increase

Sheri Cole took home the title and $205 prize in the Central Valley Senior Bowling Club’s June meet at Manteca Bowl.

Ron Quintinal was the top qualifier, rolling a 936 set. Cole qualified second at 922, followed by Joe Kusunoki at 903.

In the mini-stepladder roll-off, Cole defeated Kusunoki 257-190. Cole then defeated Quintinal 218-205 for the title.

Quintinal took home $172 for second, and Kusunoki earned $153 for third. Twenty-two spots were paid, and 850 was low in the money.

The next tournament will be at Black Oak Lanes in Tuolumne. Register early, as there will be a limit to the participants. Call Dave Brown at 209-549-2510 or Rick Lazaro at 209-531-8919 for information.

▪ At the annual meeting of the Modesto United States Bowling Congress, a $2 local dues increase was passed. Along with a $1 increase in state fees, membership will total $21 starting in August. The fee is broken down to be a $10 national fee, $2 state fee and $9 local fee. Pam Marquez was re-elected to the vice president position, and directors Jennifer Braham, Julie Egleston, Carol Serpa and April Walker were also re-elected. Elected new to the board as directors were James Spoonemore and Rhonda Newman. Next year’s delegates to the national and state conventions were elected. Representing Modesto USBC at the national will be Ed and Cyndi Blomdahl,and at the state will be Jim Bass and David Egleston. The new officers will be installed at the annual Bowling Awards and Installation Dinner on November 5 at the Elks Banquet Center on Charity Way in Modesto.

▪ Gene Stamps was the top scorer and high for the men in the McHenry No-Tap Tournament with an 898. Stamps included two no-tap 300 games. Bill Simpson and Steve Corthell tied for the second slot with 862 sets. Sonja DeLancy won the ladies side with her 874 score. Judy Simpson finished second with an 820, followed by Margaret Dodd with an 816 total. Gary Pattee rolled the only other no-tap 300 game.

▪ On July 24, the Yosemite Scratch 6-Gamer will compete starting at noon. Check-in is at 11 a.m. The shot will be the 2015 43-foot U.S. Open pattern. Entry fee is $60, and one in four will cash. Optional brackets, high game pot, last game pot and senior insurance will be available. Leading the Freddy’s Tree Service Bowler of the Year competition is Nick Kelley with 240 points. Myles Duty is second with 220.

▪ Only two weekends are left in the 67th annual Peach Classic at McHenry. The tournament runs Saturdays and Sundays with squads at noon, 2:30 p.m. and 5. First place is guaranteed at $2,500, 100th place pays $100, and the total prize fund has a $25,000 guarantee. Call 209-571-2695 for information or reservations.

▪ On July 21, the Kegler Trio Tournament rolls at McHenry at 9:30 a.m. Teams can be any combination of men and women. Check-in starts at 9 a.m.

▪ On July 22 , the Yosemite 50 & Older No-Tap Tournament begins at 1 p.m. Check-in is at 12:30. There are separate prize funds for men and women.

▪ For McHenry bowlers, the entries are out for the second annual McHenry Sizzlin’ Summer Doubles No-Tap Tournament running from Aug. 30 through Sept. 5. The tournament has three divisions – men, women and mixed – and nine squads from which to choose. Bowlers can bowl as many times as they wish, but they may only place once with the same partner. Call 209-571-2695 for more information.

Dallas Kadry: 209-571-2695 or