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PBA regional bowling tourney comes to Modesto’s Yosemite Lanes

The 12th annual PBA and PBA50 West Region Vanessa Brown Homes Open is coming to Yosemite Lanes July 1-2.

The pros shoe up on Saturday for the eight-game qualifying round.

The PBA50 tour, for pro bowlers over age 50, will qualify starting at 9 a.m. and the PBA qualifying will start at 2 p.m. Sixteen bowlers in each division will advance to the finals on Sunday morning starting at 8 a.m. Three No-Tap Pro-Am tournaments will accompany the event to give the local bowlers a chance to compete with the pros here for the tour stop. The two squads offered are either on Friday, June 30 at 4 p.m. or Saturday, July 1, at 7:30 p.m. Bowlers will be divided into three divisions – Adults, Seniors and Youth. The adults will pay a $40 entry fee and will have a guarantee $300 first place prize. Seniors will pay $25 and have a $250 guarantee. Youth bowlers will pay $20 and earn scholarship prizes. Ball packages are also being offered for all entrants.

Call Wayne Garber at 524-9161 for more information. Entry forms are at the local bowling centers.

The team of Kelly Napuunoa, Lynelle Hains and Joyce Lewis took first place in the Ladies Trio Team Tournament at McHenry. The trio rolled a 2,484 team total. Carol Bowers, Laverne Howe and Joyce Lewis finished second with a 2,313. Dorothy Pollard, Dorothy Giovannoni and Glenda Barnhart earned third-place honors with a 2,294 set.

Nancy Van Hulzen, Roswanne Martinez and Cindy James rolled a 2,209 team score to win the Yosemite Ladies’ Luncheon Tournament. The team of Sheri Cole, Roxanne Grubb and Jan Rupp Vigneau secured the second spot with their 2,188 total. Taking third place at 2,162 was the team of Ladonna Stone, Debra Taliaferro and Mary Morales.

Gene Stamps and John Schamante won the McHenry Senior Doubles No-Tap with a 1,698 score. Kay Koehnr teamed up with Frank Gasper to tally a 1,675 for second place. Rounding out the top three teams were teammates Frank Mendes and Ken Powers finishing with a 1,655.

This Saturday the Central Valley Senior Bowling Club will be at Gold Country Lanes in Sutter Creek at 1 p.m. for their monthly singles tournament. The tournament is open to male bowlers age 55 and over and women age 50 and over. The format is a four-game qualifying round with the top three in a stepladder final round. Cost is $40 per person. Registration opens at 11 a.m. and runs until 12:30 p.m. Call Dave Brown at 549-2510 or Sheri Cole at 578-6670 for more information.

The June Scratch 6-Gamer rolls this Sunday at Yosemite starting at noon. The bowlers will roll on the PBA Cheetah Pattern. The tournament will offer an optional PBA Win-a-Spot for $40 for the opportunity to earn a spot in PBA West Region Vanessa Brown Tournament. Check-in starts at 11 a.m. Call Wayne at 524-9161 for information.

This Thursday, the Mixed Kegler No-Tap competes at McHenry starting at 9:30 a.m. Check-in starts at 9 a.m. The trio team can be any combination of men and women. Bring a team or come by yourself and be placed on a team. Call Terry Waring at 571-2695 for more information.

The Yosemite 50 & Older No-tap Tournament is set for this Friday at 1 p.m. Check-in at 12:30.

The 68th annual Peach Classic Tournament is running at McHenry now through July 31. This coming weekend is a Bonus Weekend and will pay an extra $100 to the high score for each day and $50 to second high. Squads are at noon, 2:30 and 5 p.m. each day. Entry Fee is $60 per person and includes all prize lists. Call McHenry to reserve your time at 571-2695.

The CBS Sports Network will be telecasting the PWBA Fountain Valley Open at Fountain Bowl next Tuesday at 5 p.m. The top five scores will vie for the title in a stepladder final round.

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