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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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Here’s a Los Angeles Bowling Quiz

www.californiabowlingnews.com by Fred Eisenhammer Los Angeles may not be the capital of the bowling world, but for many, it’s the center of their bowling universe. So in keeping with that L.A.-doesn’t-get-the-respect-it-deserves theme, we’re dedicating a bowling quiz to Los Angeles and its many talented bowlers. To get in the mood of taking …

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Debbie Stelle and Richard Melendrez Shine Brightest in Winning No-Tap Event

www.californiabowlingnews.com by Fred Eisenhammer WINNETKA – “I was shocked,” Debbie Stelle said. “I was very surprised,” Richard Melendrez said. To be sure, the two bowlers from Canoga Park were unlikely champions of a no-tap doubles tournament July 9 at Winnetka Bowl. They certainly weren’t the most feared pair of bowlers in this event that featured …

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JOIN USBC – See what you get!

At the CUSBC Annual Convention on June 11, 2016, the delegation approved a By-Law change to increase the state dues to $2.00 per member – the increase will take effect on August 1, 2016. 2016-17 USBC ADULT MEMBERSHIP PRICING for NLAC USBC Standard USBC Adult Membership: $20 ($8 local $2 state, $10 …

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Paired by Chance, Partners Mario McKenzie and Mike Cohen Win Sport-Tap Doubles Tournament

www.californiabowlingnews.com by Amy Lew WINNETKA — Mario McKenzie, 46, and Mike Cohen, 53, both pre-registered as single entrants needing partners for the first Sport-Tap Doubles tournament June 4 at Winnetka Bowl. In a previously bowled doubles event, the two finished a forgettable 14th place as a team. Then crossing paths a second time, when paired …

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Ed Chow Gets His Big Shot

http://www.californiabowlingnews.com by Fred Eisenhammer WINNETKA — Sometimes older doesn’t mean older. Sometimes, it just means better. Ed Chow will put that thesis to the test when he makes a rare tournament appearance in a West Coast Senior Tour event June 11 at Winnetka Bowl. The 77-year-old Chow, a top-of-the-line league …

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A Plea for Some Civility

http://www.californiabowlingnews.com by Fred Eisenhammer LOS ANGELES – It’s been said over and over in this newspaper. Bowlers are a breed apart when it comes to being passionate about their game.  No sport has athletes who are as equally passionate as bowlers. Of course, there are golfers and tennis players and …

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Justin Pluchino, 20, Turns In ‘Awesome’ Effort

http://www.californiabowlingnews.com By Fred Eisenhammer WINNETKA – Justin Pluchino admitted that he was speechless after he pulled off his spectacular feat. “I never thought this would happen,” Justin said. What Justin did was crush a 900 series – or three perfect games – during the Sweepers tournament of his Junior Royals league on May 23, 201?. It actually was a …

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Julia Frias, 18, Honored for 800 Series

http://www.californiabowlingnews.com by Fred Eisenhammer WINNETKA — Julia Frias admitted she was surprised about the noisy reaction to her final shot in her Junior Royals league competition March 19 at Winnetka Bowl. “I didn’t know why everyone was screaming,” Julia said. Julia had just struck out in the 10th frame to finish with a scorching 277 …

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2016 BVL STATE QUALIFIERS

The following bowlers have qualified to the BVL State Finals from City Tournament representing the NLAC USBC. CONGRATULATIONS!! Helen Duval Veterans Tournament Keystone Lanes 11459 Imperial Hwy Norwalk, CA 90650 (562) 868-3261 CLICK HERE FOR STATE FINAL RESULTS   GIRLS DIVISION Classic Julia Frias 204 A Div Jacey Opiana 184 …

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Matt Jones Has a Style All His Own

http://www.californiabowlingnews.com by Fred Eisenhammer WINNETKA – “I’ve never seen a bowler like that. He’s (bleeping) good.” So said ace bowler Troy Gibson about Matt Jones, who has generated considerable buzz because of his distinctive two-handed style. Jones, a 29-year-old Winnetka resident, is one of the area’s elite bowlers with a prolific 235 average. But what really …

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Charles Kenny Rips Off Stunning 876 Series

California Bowling News by Fred Eisenhammer GLENDALE – Charles Kenny makes no secret of the fact that one day he’d like to bowl the magical 900 series. He’s getting closer to doing it. The right-handed marksman crushed an 876 series with games of 300, 277 and 299 in league play a week and a half ago at Jewel City Bowl in Glendale. Kenny’s …

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