On Thursday, Oct. 27 at 5:30 p.m. there will be a meeting of U.S.B.C. Youth directors and board members to elect new officers, set schedule for the upcoming year for league and tournaments. Please plan to attend this meeting and let other parents that would like to get involved in youth bowling.
Youth bowling will commence on Oct. 30 at 1:30. Pee Wee bowling will start Nov. 6. (This league is only 6 weeks. By then we will have installed 6 more lanes of bank shot. No more blow up bumpers as they are beyond repair and obsolete.
Did you know that bowling offers more scholarships than any other sport? Yes, it’s true, with the men, women, and MBPAA offering scholarships along with more and more colleges having bowling teams. They are looking for top-notch bowlers to offer scholarships to.
It seems like every year we start with a large group of kids and they seem to get smaller as the year progresses. Also we lose a lot of bowlers to hockey, football, basketball, wrestling and other sports. It is too bad we can’t get together and work out a schedule for everyone, after all it is the youth who benefit. I would like to see bowling in the schools as a sport, but that is way off in Montana.
TOURNAMENTS: Final week-end of State Senior Tournament at Jack’s Lanes in Fort Benton. Call 406-868-4264 for reservations. 10th Annual Tournament. Dick Wolff Mens Scratch Tournament Nov. 5 and Sun. Nov. 6 in Calgary. For more information there is a poster at the lanes.
There is a 9-pin NoTap Tournament in February at the Elks in Great Falls. Call for more information and spots.
TIP OF THE WEEK: The art of Reading Lanes. (1) Watch your ball reaction as it goes down the lanes. (2) Manage your break point. (3) Loft the ball when heads burn up. You don’t have to loft the ball to extreme, as most bowling alleys do not allow lofting, Hi Line Lanes included. (4) Keep eye on mid lane reaction. Goes back to watching your ball reaction.
NOTE: If you have an honor score missing, it is because sheets weren’t completed. All sheets must have first and last names, all scores filled out to the end. Circle all women’s 200 games and 500 series. Men’s 225 games and 600 series. THANK YOU.
SUNDAY KEGLERS: Creative Leislure 891, 4 Budlight 2478; Sharnai Hamilton 189, 512; N. Turner 236, 633. 1st place The Ultras, 2nd Budlight, Mariani Insurance, Midtown Car Care.
MONDAY STRAIGHTAWAY MIXED: Super 8 619, Minnow’s Marina 2301. D. Seidel 182, 646; Ken Riska 234, 842. 800’s (4 games) Kyle Surber 816. 1st place Minnow’s, 2nd place Kinsella Auction.
WOMEN’S CITY: Tilleman Motors 799, 2343; M. Beck 196, T. Wright 488. 1st place Mariani Insurance and Lucky Strike Casino; 2nd Place Tilleman Motors.
MEN’S CITY: Everything Electric 1210, 3354; Shawn Mariani 255; Jay Burrington 677. Jim Burrington 223; Bret Preeshl 233, 606; Kyle Surber 239, 625.
THURSDAY MORNING: Raymond James 587, Griggs Printing 1603; J. Rodgers 177, B. Griggs 417. SPLITS: J. Rodgers 3-6, 7-10, 3-9-10. 1st place Raymond James. Make-up game: L. Harada 190, 548; J. Mayer 180, 513. SPLITS: L. Harada 5-10; L. Ophus 5-10; J. Mayer 6-7-10.
THURSDAY MIXERS: Pizza Hut #1 490 K & F Services 1259; J. Sparks 206, L. Fitzpatrick 525; J. McDonald 205, 553. 1st place L and L; 2nd place Palace Bar 2; 3rd place Palace Bar 3.
HIGH FOR THE WEEK: Men: S. Mariani 255, J. Burrington 677. Women: J. Sparks 206, L. Harada 548.