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Mike & Sami Rice Still Going Strong

CaliforniaBowlingNews.com by Fred Eisenhammer WINNETKA – Mike and Sami Rice celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary at Winnetka Bowl last week, doing what they’ve been doing every Tuesday night – serving as league secretaries for the “Guys and Dolls” league. The reports are untrue that the San Fernando Valley couple has …

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2016 Sr Singles Results

2016 SENIOR SINGLES TOURNAMENT VALENCIA LANES Saturday, November 5, 2016 Download Prize List PICKWICK BOWL Sunday, November 20, 2016 Download Prize List Champion awards will be given for each site. This is a BVL State Tournament qualifying event. Names to be announced soon. The overall Champions in each division (both events …

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Gene Lane Gobbles Up Another No-Tap Title

CaliforniaBowlingNews.com by Fred Eisenhammer TARZANA – Winning the After-Thanksgiving Doubles No-Tap Tournament is getting to be old hat for Gene Lane. For the second straight year, Lane’s team claimed first place in Corbin Bowl’s handicap no-tap doubles tournament. Lane, who averages 172, combined with a sizzling Jim Harvey to finish …

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Alyse McCown Wins Top USBC Honor

CaliforniaBowlingNews.com by Fred Eisenhammer GLENDALE – It was Mission Accomplished for Alyse McCown. A year ago, McCown had told a reporter that she had hoped to win the North Los Angeles County USBC honor for posting the top women’s average for the 2015-16 season. Earlier this month, McCown received that very award in a presentation at Corbin Bowl in Tarzana. …

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Justin Pluchino Blisters His First 800 Series

CaliforniaBowlingNews.com by Fred Eisenhammer WINNETKA – It didn’t take long before Justin Pluchino got acclimated to the adult bowling leagues. Two months after he graduated from the youth leagues, the 20-year-old Pluchino crushed his first 800 series. Pluchino, a Professional Bowlers Assn. Tour aspirant, rifled scores of 267, 263 and 279 to finish with an 809 during competition in the Men’s Classic …

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OVER/UNDER DOUBLES TOURNAMENT

Saturday, December 3, 2016 1:00 P.M. Entry Fee $40 per team USBC Certified Download Tournament Flyer WINNETKA BOWL 20122 Vanowen St. Winnetka, CA 91306 818.340.5190 www.winnetkabowl.net   One bowler age 50 & above and one bowler age 49 or below per team. One division for all teams. Teams will bowl a …

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Karaoke Singers Take Their Best Shots at Corbin Bowl

CaliforniaBowlingNews.com by Fred Eisenhammer TARZANA – Bowling centers aren’t just bowling centers. In fact, they’ve been so much more for a very long time. Corbin Bowl in Tarzana, for instance, has showcased a weekly karaoke night for more than 20 years. The program has lured a slew of celebrities who have dropped in unexpectedly. Tennis star Venus Williams reportedly was one high-profile individual who visited Corbin …

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At 50, Michelle Silver Just Picking Up Steam

www.CaliforniaBowlingNews.com by Fred Eisenhammer VALENCIA – Michelle Silver doesn’t feel like a senior bowler. And she certainly doesn’t look like one. Nevertheless, the 50-year-old Silver added yet another laurel by claiming a women’s senior title in the seventh annual California State USBC Senior Singles championships last month at Valencia Lanes. Silver took first in …

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He was Like a Little Kid in a Candy Store

www.CaliforniaBowlingNews.com by Fred Eisenhammer WINNETKA – Move over Bryan Alpert. You now have some company nearby in the world of elite ambidextrous bowling in Rick Stine. For background, Alpert is the undisputed ambidextrous kingpin. He set a national United States Bowling Congress ambidextrous record in the 1996-97 season that still stands by rolling a 299, 300 and 800 series with each hand. Alpert, …

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2016 DIDDY WATTS YOUTH STATE SINGLES CHALLENGE

2016 DIDDY WATTS YOUTH STATE SINGLES CHALLENGE CONGRATULATIONS to Brenner Kwan-Golden from Corbin Bowl for winning the 2016 California USBC Diddy Watts Youth State Singles Challenge – Handicap Division (McHenry Bowl; Aug 13-14) Brenner earned a $400 scholarship for this championship win.  Also congrats to Louis De Pero from Winnetka Bowl …

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2016 Meritorious Service Recipients

Diddy Watts (posthumously) and Gary Montgomery have been awarded the 2016 NLAC USBC Hall of Fame Meritorious Service Award. Diddy’s family and Gary will be presented with their award at the NLAC Open Meeting on Sunday, July 31.   DIDDY WATTS February 4, 1946 – November 16, 2012 There isn’t …

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