Getting Out

Cole grabs Central Valley Senior Bowling Club tourney title

Sheri Cole took the title in the Central Valley Senior Bowling Club’s tournament stop in Atwater after qualifying third. Jim Marksman was the top qualifier with a 1,028 total. Dean Allen qualified second with a 1,002 score, followed by Cole who rolled a 1,001. In the first stepladder game Cole defeated Allen in a close match, 236-234. Cole continued her roll to the championship by defeating Marksman with a nice 263 game against his 193. Cole took home $200 for the first place finish. Marksman earned $170 for second.

Rich Custer won his second Yosemite Scratch 6-Gamer of the year after averaging 249 for the series, a 1,499 total. Custer won $355 for his title finish. Robert Wrachford Jr. finished in the second spot with a 1,480 total (246 average) and earned $250. Taking third was Joe Petrovich, who posted a 1,471 total (245 average), good for $195. The prize list was based on the six-game total with no stepladder finals. Next month the November tournament will roll on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. instead of the normal Sunday time. It will again be based on the six-game total with no stepladder. The last tournament of the year is set for Dec. 17 and bowlers need to have bowled in at least two of the monthly events to be eligible to participate.

Third generation bowler Ronnie Swickard posted his first 300 game while bowling in the Tuesday Triples league. Father Mike Swickard, grandfather Ray Swickard Sr. and uncle Ray Swickard Jr. each have had multiple perfect games. I guess it must run in the family.

Linda Roach was the high scorer and topped the ladies’ prize list in the Yosemite Senior No-Tap Tournament with her 896 score. Betty Gerritsen finished second after posting an 852 score. Taking third for the ladies was Rose Baker with a score of 851. High for the men was Alan Taylor scoring an 883. Taylor included two no-tap 300 games in his set. Harold Walker took second place with an 875 series, followed by Michael Heptner in third with an 873 set.

The team of Laverne Howe, Jerry Allard and David Coronado won the McHenry Kegler Trio Tournament with a 2,314 team score. Teammates Laurie Bodiford, Arthur Holt and David Rodgers tallied a 2,270 score to take second place. Taking third at a score of 2,260 is the team of Ryan Hill, Dossie Mayhue and Ron Myers.

The 2017 California State Senior Bowling Championships are in town the next four weekends. Team event is being held at Yosemite and Doubles & Singles are at McHenry. There will be a shortage of open lanes for public bowling during the daytime, but evenings lanes will be open. Call ahead to check for lane availability – Yosemite at 524-9161 or McHenry at 571-2695.

The 23rd annual Area 22 SIR Bill Tisdall Memorial Bowling Tournament will compete at McHenry on Thursday, Nov. 2 through Friday, Nov. 3. The USBC Certified tournament rolls a singles and doubles format. Contact SIR Jim Pastorelli at 209-406-8156 for more information.

Next week is Halloween and to help you celebrate the week kicks off with McHenry’s Masquerade Monday. For those wearing costumes or masks on Monday during Afterschool Jam will receive a discount and special treats. The Jam runs from 4-6 p.m. and will feature Halloween music and bowling in the dark.

The Storm National Mixed Championships are winding up the last weekend of competition at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno on Friday, Nov. 3 trough Sunday, Nov. 5. The tournament offers scratch and handicap team, doubles and singles events for seniors, adults and youth bowlers. Check out the tournament offerings and schedule at or call 800-304-2695.

The U.S. Open Bowling Tournament will be televised next Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. on the CBS Sports Network. After 56 games of qualifying and several cuts the top five bowlers remaining will enter into the televised stepladder final round and vie for $35,000 in first place prize money. The tournament is competing at Flamingo Bowl in Liverpool, N.Y.