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Modesto bowling Hall of Famer Bruce Webb dies at age 88

Bruce Webb, a member of the Modesto Bowling Hall of Fame and longtime bowler, passed away last week. Webb was inducted into the Hall of Fame in the Meritorious Service category in 2002 because of his commitment to local bowling. His bowling career begin in 1952 while he was stationed in Japan. There he organized a bowling league his fellow servicemen. After returning to Oakdale he bowled at Oak Lanes where he was instrumental in forming the Oakdale Bowling Association and the Oakdale Match Club. He served as a director then became their president of both organizations. When Oak Lanes closed he drove to Modesto to bowl. There he became involved in the Modesto Men’s Bowling Association and served as president in 1999. He was an avid bowler. His high average was 207 and his high series was a 780. He shot his first 300 game at the age of 71 and his second shortly before turning 72. Condolences to his family.

The official results of the 38th annual Tournament of Champions have been released and the Dickey’s BBQ team can claim the bragging rights this year. The winning team comes out of the Black Oak Classic league at McHenry. Myles Duty paced the team with his 770 set on games of 267, 256 amd 247. Teammates and their scores are Brett Cleary (627), Raymond Waring (687), Donnie McKinney (725) and Brandon Bates (691). The teams scored a 3,500 for the win with no handicap. Second-place honors went to the Goof Balls team from the Wednesday Mixed Fives league. The team posted a 3,388 total including a 593 handicap. The roster included Rhonda Worsham (519), Angie Martin (351), Tim Sereno (671), Adam Worsham (592) and Tom Worsham (662). Rolling into the third place spot was the Let’s Start Over team bowling out of the Reno Bound league. Teammates Michael Martis (483), Sharliene Hackett (527), Derek Martis (577), CJ Hackett (662) and Chris Hackett (708) added to the 3,380 team total which included 423 pins handicap. Low in the money is 3,327.

The doubles team of Lana Trantham and Ron Gray won the Central Valley Senior Bowling Club’s doubles tournament at Harvest Park Bowl in Brentwood. The Trantham/Gray team was the high qualifier with a 1,920 score. Tracy’s Mal Cowen and Jim Robeson were second in qualifying scoring an 1,845 total. The two teams faced off against each other in a one game roll-off where the Trantham/Gray team came out ahead in a 431-372 match. They shared $352 for first place, second place paid $254.

The team of Fritz Klatt, Ron Myers and Don Fowzer placed first in the McHenry Mixed Kegler Trio Tournament with a score of 2,297. Joyce and Eddie Lewis team with David Brown to finish second with a score of 2,244. Taking third at a 2,226 was the team of Ted Langum, Steve Corthell and Farrin Cummins.

The winning team for the Yosemite Ladies Luncheon No-tap was Jackie Wilson, Joyce Lewis and Fonda Jameson scoring a 2,207. Alice Lazzerini, Debra Taliafero and Mary Morales finished in the second spot at 2,193. The third-place team of Evelyn White, April Doran and Debbie Britt posted a close 2,192.

Kim Heller topped the ladies’ side of the Senior Fun Day Tournament at McHenry with an 819 total. Betty Tull finished second with her 765 score. Taking the third spot at a 744 was Margaret Dodd. John Ellis was high for the men at 794. Ed Rowan finished second scoring a 793, followed by Arthur Holt’s third place finish of 785.

This Friday the 50 and Older No-tap tournament runs at Yosemite starting at 1 p.m. Check-in at 12:30. The singles event has a separate prize fund for men and women.

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