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Russell Booth Takes a Gamble on Las Vegas

CaliforniaBowlingNews.com by Fred Eisenhammer LAS VEGAS – It’s not accurate to say that Russell Booth moved from Van Nuys to Las Vegas this year just so he could hit the lanes again with bowling buddy Charles Kenny. But it would be accurate to say that Booth’s departure drained another elite bowler from the Los Angeles-area. The 72-year-old Booth has been one …

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It’s No Surprise That Johnnie Englehart Is a Hall-of-Famer

CaliforniaBowlingNews.com by Fred Eisenhammer WINNETKA – When Johnnie Englehart arrived at Country Club Bowl in San Rafael last May for the 2017 California United States Bowling Congress state championship tournament, he remembered that he had bowled there once before. That was 30 years earlier – and it also was at the state championship event. It also was the year that Englehart claimed the …

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Justin Pluchino, 22, Rips Back-to-Back 300’s

CaliforniaBowlingNews.com By Fred Eisenhammer WINNETKA – Urged on by a throng of supporters, Justin Pluchino put on a show last week at Winnetka Bowl. The powerfully built Pluchino blasted an 857 series after opening with back-to-back perfect games (300-300-257). A madhouse crowd circled around Pluchino as he crushed one strike after another during …

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Ardani Rodas Making a Name for Himself at 15

CaliforniaBowlingNews.com by Fred Eisenhammer WINNETKA – Ardani Rodas is generating considerable attention in the Winnetka Bowl youth league. Ardani blasted his first 300 and 800 series on the same morning last month, blasting an 812 with scores of 267, 245 and 300. And he just turned 15 in January.  It was an effort that triggered memories of Justin Pluchino, who graduated from …

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I CAN ONLY HOPE…

by Tish A very dear friend of mine, Adolf Noce, who happens to be 97 years old, has regained his footing on the lanes. This past Wednesday while bowling with his friends, Adolf rolled a 216. It isn’t his first, nor will it be his last, but Adolf has fought hard to get here. I’ve had the pleasure of Adolf’s …

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Charles Kenny Hits the Coveted Century Mark

CaliforniaBowlingNews.com by Fred Eisenhammer NORTH LAS VEGAS – Charles Kenny got an early Christmas present from girlfriend Celia Ramirez and it turned out to be a memorable one. Kenny unpacked his newly gifted Storm Hy-Road Nano bowling ball, got the holes drilled on the ball and then powered a 300 in his first game with it – all in the …

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Finding a Home for an Old Bowling Ball

CaliforniaBowlingNews.com by Fred Eisenhammer WINNETKA – Notes, quotes and anecdotes: Wonder where old bowling balls go when they’re past their prime and they’ve run out of time? Some are thrown out, some are sold (at whatever price the seller can get), some are lost and some are passed on to friends and relatives. And …

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Eric Ott Named League Leader at PINZ

CaliforniaBowlingNews.com by Fred Eisenhammer STUDIO CITY – Surprise! It was announced last week that PINZ Bowling Center has a new director of leagues and league operations. What’s the surprise? The surprise is that PINZ has sported a flourishing array of leagues throughout its 60-year existence. That fact is overshadowed by …

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LA WORLD POLICE & FIRE GAMES

Aug 8-11 2017 Pinz 12655 Ventura Blvd. Studio City, CA 91604 (818) 769-7600 SCHEDULE: Tuesday – Practice day Wed – Singles Thursday – Doubles Friday – Team and medals awards FORMAT: Each event – 5 games Squads: 9am and 1pm You must be a law officer or a fire fighter in order to …

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Just Call Him ‘Miracle’ Martino

CaliforniaBowlingNews.com by Fred Eisenhammer WINNETKA – Do you believe in miracles? Tom Martino does. He lived through one. “He’s so frickin’ lucky. He’s lucky to be alive – and his son too,” said Loree Zeller, one of Martino’s friends. Martino, a veteran bowler who recently smoked a personal-best 267, got …

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