The 11th annual Willie Taylor Memorial Scratch 6-Gamer at Yosemite is this Sunday starting at noon. Taylor, a Modesto Hall of Fame member and top bowler in the area, died unexpectedly in April 2006. Entry fee is $70 and includes a $10 donation to the Willie Taylor Memorial Scholarship fund. A minimum of $350 plus sponsor money from Freddy’s Tree Service has been added to the prize fund. Optional brackets, side pots, last game pot, and senior (50 and older) insurance will be available. The tournament will be rolled on the Yosemite house shot. Check-in is at 11 a.m. Call Wayne for more information or to sign up at 209-524-9161.
This weekend is All Star Weekend at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno to honor the prestigious 2016 NorCal All Star Team. Five local youths will make their way to Reno to be recognized for their achievements. Julia Serrano and Courtney Sheppard both earned a spot on the Major Girls team. Elijah Torres made the Major Boys team. Roman Heath was named to the Junior Boys team, and Sara Nassberg earned a spot on the Junior Girls team.
The Modesto USBC is holding a League Secretary meeting Sunday at 10 a.m. at Yosemite. If you are a league secretary or would like to find out about the duties of a secretary, this would be the meeting for you. The agenda includes City Tournament information, USBC card update, sanctioning and awards. Most leagues will be electing their league officers including secretary at their league meetings later this month.
This Saturday, the Central Valley Senior Bowling Club will be at Black Oak Lanes at 1 p.m. for their monthly singles tournament. The field is filling fast, so call to reserve a spot before making the drive. Cost is $40 per person. Registration opens at 11 a.m. Call Dave Brown at 209-549-2510 or Sheri Cole at 209-578-6670 for more information.
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The team of Sylvia Williams, Irene Payne and Roseann Martinez led the field in the Yosemite Ladies Luncheon No-Tap with a 2,238 score. Jackie Wilson, Jodie Heaton and Fonda Jameson finished second after scoring 2,115. At a 2,065 total, the team of Beth Sims, Nancy VanHulzen and Lydia Sparks took the third spot.
Kathy Wesley finished in the top place for the ladies in the McHenry No-Tap with her 865 score. Betty Gerritsen was next in line with her 836 series. Taking third for the ladies was Laverne Howe, who tallied an 826. David Brown was high for the men’s side with his 862 series. Taking the second slot at an 860 total was Claude Ham. Rounding out the top three was Jim Brock with an 857 set.
The McHenry Kegler Trio No-Tap Tournament is set for Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Teams can be any combination of men and women. Check-in is at 9 a.m. Come with a team or alone and form a team.
This Friday, the 50 & Older No-Tap Tournament runs at Yosemite starting at 1 p.m. Check-in is at 12:30. The singles event has a separate prize fund for men and women.
The Bowling for Autism Tournament will roll at Yosemite on Sept. 17. All money raised will go to Autism Speaks. Lunch will be served at noon, bowling starts at 1 p.m. Call Wayne at 209-524-9161 for more information.
The summer leagues are winding down and the fall program of new leagues will start the first week of September. Schedules are available online at yosemitelanes.com and mchenrybowl.com, or stop by the centers and pick one up. For information at Yosemite, call Wayne Garber at 209-524-9161, and at McHenry, call Theresa Medeiros or Raymond Waring at 209-571-2695.