Going into the last weekend of the 67th annual Peach Classic at McHenry, the top spot on the Main Prize list has been disqualified from receiving handicap and a new leader has emerged. The disqualification stemmed from a nonreported rerated average. The new leader, scratch bowler Chris Alvarez of Sacramento, is at the top with a 1,245 set. Steve Kuykendall from Oakland is in second with a 1,235 series. The only perfect game to be rolled to date during the run of the tournament is also the first perfect game rolled by a woman in the 67 years of the tournament. It was posted by Orangevale’s Amber Vega. High game for the men is a 299 rolled by the current leader, Alvarez. The last squads are this Saturday and Sunday at noon, 2:30 and 5 p.m. The projected prize fund is in excess of $28,000 with seven prize lists. First place is guaranteed at $2,500, second $1,500 and 100th place pays $100. Call 209-571-2695 for information or reservations.
Nick Kelley won his second monthly Scratch 6-Gamer title this past weekend and took home the $331 first-place prize. Kelley qualified second at 56-under with a tough shot on the U.S. Open Pattern. High qualifier Rich Custer led qualifying with a 191 average or 52-under. It was the first time in my memory that it took less than even, or a 200 average, to top the qualifying rounds. Kelley defeated third qualifier Dylan Kubachi of Sacramento 242-157 in the semifinal match and went on to defeat Custer 201-178 in the final match. Custer took home $240 for his second-place finish. The win places Kelley on top of the Freddy’s Tree Service Bowler of the Year list.
The Mega-Doubles Tournament is running at Yosemite through Sept. 25. The handicap doubles event offers several options to bowl. Pairs can bowl anytime for $40 per team. Bowlers can also “wheel” their entry and bowl with up to four people at one time using their same scores. Yosemite league bowlers can enter during their league play and also “wheel” their entry with other league bowlers. There is also an optional Scratch prize list available for an additional $10. Bowlers may only place once on the prize list with the same partner.
Heide and Richard Erler teamed up with Carol Riggs to win the Mixed Kegler Trio Tournament at McHenry with a 2,488 total. Betty Gerritsen, John Heaton and David Coronado finished in the second spot after posting a 2,385 team score. The team of Ray Swickard Sr., Mike Swickard and Fritz Klatt rounded out the top three with their 2,357 total. Mike Swickard posted the only no-tap 300 game in the event.
Gerritsen was the high scorer and topped the women’s list in the Yosemite “50 & Older” No-Tap tournament with her 943 set. Debbie Couch was next in line at an 848 score. TJ Jensen tallied an 843 to end in third. Royce Sappenfield headed the men’s list on a 914 series. Richard Rupp’s 865 was good for the second slot. Bob Heller finished third at an 859. Both winners, Gerritsen and Sappenfield, recorded a no-tap 300 game in their scores.
This Friday, the “Senior Fun Day” No-Tap Tournament runs at McHenry starting at 1 p.m. Some combo of 8-pin, 9-pin and regular scoring will be used. Potluck starts at noon, check-in at 12:30.
This coming Monday, the Ladies Trio No-Tap Tournament rolls at McHenry starting at 9:30 a.m. This is a Bring-A-Friend tournament. If you bring someone who hasn’t bowled in the event before, both entries will bowl at half price. Check-in and potluck start at 9 a.m.
Dallas Kadry: 209-571-2695 or firstname.lastname@example.org