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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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For Johnnie Englehart, Bowling Can Wait This Time

CaliforniaBowlingNews.com by Fred Eisenhammer WINNETKA – Elite bowler Johnnie Englehart has racked up another three perfect games in 2016, making it 66 in his career. Just another ho-hum year for Englehart? Not exactly. When Englehart looks back at 2016, he won’t be dwelling on his multiple 300 games. Rather he…

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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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Art Rosenberg Rarin’ to Get Back in the Game

CaliforniaBowlingNews.com by Fred Eisenhammer WINNETKA — For someone who’s bowled about 50 years in leagues, Art Rosenberg didn’t expect his most memorable achievement in the sport to come at age 65. But on Oct. 13, 2015, Art turned in a performance at Winnetka Bowl that was absolutely striking – and unexpected. Art blasted…

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Adult/Youth No-Tap Tournament at Buena Lanes

Adult/Junior Doubles 9-Pin No-Tap Tournament BUENA LANES 1788 S. Mesa Verde Ventura 805-677-7770 ext. 305 One Saturday each month: 10/22/16 12/10/16 1/14/17 2/11/17 3/11/17 4/15/17 5/13/17 (dates subject to change) DOWNLOAD FLYER TIME: 5:00 pm check-in, start at 5:30 pm – note time change COST: $12.00 per bowler FORMAT: 4 games…

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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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LABA Hall of Famer & Past President Passes Away

LOS ANGELES — Archille Humphrey Julian Sr. was one of six children born to the late Archille and Philomene Humphrey Julian in New Orleans, Louisiana on May 24, 1935. He was the first child of this union; three siblings preceded him in death. Archille, affectionately known to family and friends as “Little Archille” or “Chick”…

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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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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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Prolific bowler Charles Kenny Says He’s Moving to Las Vegas

http://www.californiabowlingnews.com by Fred Eisenhammer NORTHRIDGE – It’s Las Vegas’ gain and L.A.’s loss.Charles Kenny, perhaps the Valley-area’s most electrifying bowler, will be leaving the area “at the end of the year.” The 35-year-old Kenny cited “economic reasons” for his decision to move to Nevada.  “It’s time for a change,” Kenny…

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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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