San Diego is back open and so is the San Diego USBC and BOWLING. We will be having our Annual Meeting this year and it will be in person. As you know we could not have the meeting last year because of the shutdown. The meeting will be on Sunday, July 11th at 1PM. We have the VFW hall at VFW Post 1512. It is located in Lemon Grove, address is 6873 Federal Blvd, at the corner of College Blvd and Federal Blvd. We will give a report on the health of the organization. Also, we will be awarding last years All Star plaques and other awards. Election of officers, directors and convention delegates is also on the agenda. Anyone can come, but only USBC members are eligible to vote. Please bring a copy of your membership card to verify you are current. Invitations are going out to each league secretary, so if you have question, you can contact them. You can also call the office, 619/697-3334 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope to see you there.
Donald Way, San Diego USBC, Association Manager
The San Diego USBC would like to announce the “Welcome Back/BVL Singles Tournament”. This tournament is open to any San Diego USBC and North County USBC member from the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 years. Women, men, and youth may participate. It will be conducted on August 8th at Mira Mesa Lanes and on August 22nd at Parkway Bowl. It will consist of three games with division of 160 and under, 161 to 190 and 191 and above. It is a handicap tournament. The entering average will be your highest composite average from the last three years. We will not give any money prizes and a trophy will be given to winners of each division. All funds received will be donated to the BVL charity. The entry fee will be $25.00 with $16.00 going to BVL. We will have raffle prizes to help with the donations. Please consider bowling the tournament.
With this portal you can pay with a credit card, and all fees will be paid for by the SDUSBC. You will need your Bowl.com login username and password. If, you do not have one, you will need to register on Bowl.com and create one. We would prefer that you register this way, but we understand that not everyone has access to a computer or wants to register online. If you want to do it offline, email us at email@example.com or call 619-697-3334. Please provide you name, USBC number, and center that you would like to bowl at. You will be able to pay at the tournament. The online portal will close one week prior to the tournament. Walk ins will be accepted, subject to lane availability.
Please see the flyer here and is also available at your center. The QR code will get you to the portal.
To the SDUSBC Membership:
The opening of bowling centers has allowed the membership to increase. This increase will allow the office to reopen, along with the county's safe reopening requirements. The SDUSBC office will reopen on May 4th at 9am. The hours will be Tuesday to Thursday, 9am to 3pm. We will be closed Friday thru Monday. The address is 7804 El Cajon Blvd Suite 203, La Mesa. The phone number is 619-697-3334. Please come by and visit, when you get the time.
Thank you, stay safe and healthy.
Attention Hall of Fame members:
If you are attending the National Tournaments you need to get your membership. Please let the San Diego USBC know if you need the membership. If you go to bowl.com, they will ask for a payment. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 619-697-3334.
Thank You and stay safe and healthy.
San Diego USBC, Association Manager
The San Diego USBC Board met on January 30th. At this meeting some hard decisions were made.
First, because we do not know when the centers will be able to open and the time it takes to set up the Championship Tournament, we have decided to cancel them for the 20-21 season. This includes the Open, Womens and the Youth City Tournaments. When we know that the centers will open and which ones will let have a tournament, we will run a one day tournament or two. This may include the Masters/Queens, Guys and Gals, or a BVL tournament. Again, this was a difficult decision.
Next, because of the short season, we have decided to cancel the All Star and the Hall of Fame Awards for this season. We know that this is disappointing for some and for us also.
We are planning on having an Annual Meeting after the centers open so that the membership can express their concern, have elections for the board, and conduct other business that is necessary.
We hope that the centers will open soon and we can get back to some form of normal. If you have any question or concerns, please email the office, email@example.com.
Thank you for your attention, stay healthy and safe
The San Diego USBC Board
Gerry Sagen, President
Announcement of All Star Teams:
The All Star teams for the 2019-2020 bowling year have been awarded.
The San Diego USBC board would like to congratulate the recipients of the award.
Team are in alphabetical order:
Youth Womens Team:Youth Mens Team:
Katelyn Abigania Gale Egana
Avery Domaguin Zach Greim
Andrea Martinez-Rique ` Brain Morse
Maikayia Villa Elias O’Hallaren
Womens Team: Senior Womens Team:
Donna Donohue Wendy Brown
Leah Reed Michele Carter
Valerie Riggin Laura Hardeman
Kayla Ursillo Connie Palmer
Mens Team:Senior Mens Team:
Jun Ayson Keith Hicks
Eric Cox Tom Ordel
Steve Mathews Lyle Rollins
John Powanda Steve Smith
The Bowlers of the Year are the bowler with the highest number of points.
The Senior teams have a captain and is the senior with the highest number of points.
Youth Womens Team:Womens Team: Senior Womens Team Captain:
Avery Domaguin Valerie Riggin Laura Hardeman
Youth Mens Team: Mens Team:Senior Mens Team Captain:
Zach Greim Jun Ayson Lyle Rollins
Again, Congratulation to all. We will present the plaques when bowling starts up again or at the Annual Meeting.
It is with great sadness that we announce that Lynn Graves, the Association Manager, has retired. She was with the association from the beginning and before with the San Diego WIBC and the San Diego ABC. She has done a great job for all the associations and she will be greatly missed. She is continuing as a director on the board, so she will be around.
Lynn nominated Don Way to become the new Association Manager, no other candidates were nominated and the board elected Don Way as the Association Manager. Don has been with the association since 2006 and has been a director, Vice President, and was the current President. He resigned the President position as of July 31, 2020 and will become the Association Manager on August 1, 2020. He will also continue as a director.
The board of directors elected Gerry Sagen as the new President and he will start on August 1, 2020.
The phone number to the office is the same: 619-697-3334.
Office hours will be Tuesday to Thursday 9 am to 3 pm. The office is still closed at this time and will reopen when the bowling center are able to reopen.
Web page is the same: sandiegobowling.com
The email has changed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Don Way cell phone is: 619-992-6509
Thank you and stay safe and healthy
San Diego USBC Board of Directors
USBC put out a press release and has cancelled all national events until 2021. Here is the release:
USBC CANCELS REMAINING 2020 NATIONAL EVENTS, USBC COLLEGIATE SEASON POSTPONED
Aaron Smith July 15, 2020
TALKING POINTS FOR ANNOUNCEMENT
ARLINGTON, Texas - The United States Bowling Congress has canceled all remaining national events for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“These decisions are tough on everyone, but mostly our players, athletes and members," USBC Executive Director Chad Murphy said. "USBC's mission is to serve our bowlers, and canceling the most significant events in the sport certainly is heartbreaking for all involved. Nevertheless, USBC has a responsibility to consider the health of its members and their communities. Given the increasing spread of COVID-19 in several states, along with constantly changing guidelines and travel restrictions, we sadly do not see a responsible way to conduct national events in 2020.”
This cancellation includes the previously postponed USBC Open Championships, USBC Women's Championships, USBC Masters, USBC Senior Masters, USBC Senior Queens and Super Senior Classic.
The 2020-2021 USBC Collegiate season will be postponed until January 2021 and be conducted as a second-semester sport. The dates for the Intercollegiate Team and Singles Championships will be determined at a later time, with plans to hold them in the late spring or early summer.
USA Bowling events and in-person coaching seminars for 2020 also have been postponed to 2021.
USBC previously announced the cancellation of the 2020 Professional Women's Bowling Association Tour season, with a possibility of conducting events in the fall and winter months. In light of current conditions, plans for a PWBA event in late 2020 now are indefinitely on hold.
USBC plans to resume a traditional schedule of events in January 2021, starting with USBC Team USA Trials, as conditions allow.
“While USBC national events are canceled, bowling certainly is not shut down for 2020," Murphy said. "USBC is confident competitive bowling can take place locally, and we are seeing many proprietors taking proactive steps to responsibly host leagues in accordance with local guidelines. Those steps will help leagues begin and tournaments to take place during the rest of the summer and into the fall. Our hope is that conditions improve to allow national events again in 2021.”
Teams registered for the 2020 Open and Women's Championships may request to have their payments rolled forward for the 2021 tournaments, or they can request full refunds.
Individuals who have submitted entries for any USBC short-duration event (Masters, Senior Masters, Senior Queens, Super Senior Classic) will be refunded in the upcoming weeks.
I guess we jumped the gun. Because the bowling centers have had to close again, we will also close the office.
Wednesday, July 8, will be the last day open for 3 weeks. If you have anything for the office, the mail slot is open. Please drop in there as we will be checking the mail once a week.
Again, sorry for the inconvenience, everyone stay health and safe, wear a mask and observe social distance.
Thank You and stay safe
Donald Way San Diego USBC, President
Some good news, the office will be reopening. It will be open Tuesday and Wednesday, July 7 and 8, from 9 am to 3 pm. Starting July 14, it will be open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 am to 3 pm. This reduction in open times is because of Covid-19 and the fact that we are low on funds. Also, when going to the building, they are requiring you to wear your mask inside.
Everyone stay healthy and safe, wear your masks and social distance.
San Diego USBC board members, by unanimous vote, voted to postpone our 2020 Annual Meeting due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 Pandemic. This difficult decision was made under the recommendations and guidelines of USBC.
The following procedures are set forth by USBC due to the postponement of a local/state Annual Meeting to allow the association board to continue operations.
USBC recommends following your state and local public health guidelines to determine if can hold your local or state association annual meeting later in 2020. The current local/state board can vote, by majority, to postpone the 2020 Annual Meeting. If the meeting is postponed, the only provision allowed by the board is to appoint positions to alleviate unnecessary vacancies. All amendments from 2020 would move forward to 2021 Annual Meeting for delegate/member action.
When the 2021 Annual Meeting is conducted, the 2020 Annual Meeting approvals should be the first piece of business. The delegates/members would act to approve the actions taken by the board. Then, the traditional 2021 Annual Meeting business would take place.
So, at this time all Board Members will continue in their present position. We will have the election when the 2021 Annual Meeting takes place. Also, the proposal that was scheduled for the 2020 meeting will be voted on at the 2021 meeting.
The Board Members have also voted to cancel the City Tournaments (Open and Womens) and also the Guys and Gals tournament. We are also cancelling the Installation and Awards Dinner for 2020.
The Senior Open is still scheduled for August, but the date has changed to August 23. We will make a decision on cancelation by July 15. We hope that Kearny Mesa Bowl will host the tournament.
The All Stars Awards are still going to be awarded for the 2020 year, with the scores calculated through May 15, 2020. When we get everything calculated, we will notify the winners and the membership. If you have extra scores, send them to the office email.
At this time the office is still closed and will reopen when the ‘stay at home’ order is lifted. Lynn still can be reached through the email address for questions.
Everyone be well and See you on the lanes soon.
San Diego USBC, President
March 15, 2020
To San Diego USBC Membership
In this important time, the San Diego USBC board has had to make some difficult decisions concerning upcoming events that have been planned. We considered all of the possiblities and on the advise of the National USBC, the CDC, and the San Diego County Health and Human Services, we are postponing the Annual Meeting and the Open/Women City Championship Tournament.
This was not an easy decision. On the Annual Meeting, we looked at the age of the members that usually attend the meeting. The members are in the range that the chance of being infected is high. We could not take the chance that anyone would be infected. Also, the county advised small meetings to have social distancing in place. This includes having 6 feet space between participants, and this is hard to accomplish. On the City Tournament, yes the amount of people in the bowling center would be less than the 250 recommended but during the squad change there could be quite a few more. Again, the chance of being infected would be high.
The following was emailed to all USBC members:
USBC COVID-19 UPDATE
The United States Bowling Congress (USBC) has postponed or suspended scheduled national events through the end of April due to concerns about COVID-19. Additionally, until further notice, USBC is suspending staff travel unless travel is deemed mission critical to the organization.
USBC recommends USBC state and local associations also postpone or suspend mass gathering events, meetings and travel in the best interest of public health. While individual state and local requirements related to mass gatherings are evolving, USBC recommends associations be proactive in considering the wellbeing of their members.
USBC has developed a Frequently Asked Questions guide to assist our associations, leagues and tournaments with rules and procedures related to postponing or canceling events.
USBC staff is available to answer any specific questions or concerns.
The San Diego USBC Board would like to thank everyone for their understanding. We are currently in talks with the venues to set up dates for the rescheduled events. As soon as we can lock down the dates we will let everyone know.
President, San Diego USBC
March 12, 2020
To the San Diego USBC Membership:
San Diego USBC will be following the guidelines of the National Organization plus the requirements from the State of California
and the CDC concerning our tournaments and meetings.
USBC is continuing to monitor the coronavirus situation and is relying on the direction of expert public health officials. At this time, all our events and schedules remain.
We encourage concerned participants to check the CDC website for the latest information.
At the Banner Tournament on Saturday, October 12, it was our great pleasure to present the USBC Eagle Award to a youth bowler. Katelyn Abigania received the Eagle for finishing first place in the USBC Championship Tournament singles tournament with a scratch score of 670. In the doubles event Katelyn paired up with Avery Domaguin to finish first with a scratch score of 1102. Congratulations.
On Sunday, August 18th, the SDUSBC Senior Open was conducted. We had 41 entries. They bowled 5 games of qualifying and then the top 6 went to an elimination round. During qualifying John Powanda bowled a 300 game. The 6 finalists were Randy Boeldt, Ken Meryman, Barry McGown, Lyle Rollins, Steve Potocny and top seed, John Powanda. After the first match Steve Potocny and Barry McGown were tied and had a 10th frame roll off, Steve had 3 strikes and Barry had an 8 count on the first shot. He was eliminated and finished in 6th place. Next game, Randy Boeldt was eliminated, and finished in 5th place. Lyle Rollins was the next to go and finished 4th. John Powanda lost the 4th game by 1 pin and finished 3rd. Ken Meryman and Steve Potocny bowled for the title and it came down to the 10th frame with Ken Meryman winning with a game of 240 to 235. Congratulations to Ken Meryman for the back to back win. We paid a 1:3 ratio and will pay to the 15th place, because 14 and 15th place tied. Congratulations to all and thank you for participating in the tournament and hope to see you next year.
Senior Open Tournament at Parkway Bowl Sunday August 18th. Entry
Awards and Installation Dinner was held July 27th 2019 at the Butcher Shop in Kearny Mesa. Choice of dinner was Filet Mignon, Salmon or Pasta Primavera. Food was excellent. The following were announced for the All Star Teams:
Ladies All Stars: Valerie Riggin, Captain and Bowler of the Year; Michele Carter, Donna Donohue and Virginia Young
Ladies Senior All Stars: Laura Hardeman, Captain;Wendy Brown, Rosanne Costanzo, and Connie Palmer.
Men All Star Team: Tim Ursillo, Captain and Bowler of the Year; Jun Ayson, Steve Mathews and John Powanda
Senior Men’s All Stars: Lyle Rollins, Captain; Mike Nelson, Tom Ordel and Patrick Shipley
Youth All Stars: Emily Cheesman, Captain and Bowler of the Year; Avery Domaguin, Trishelle Leal and Andrea Martinez.
Zach Greim, Captain and Bowler of the Year; Brian Morse, Elias O’Hollaren and Ian Versaggi.
Congratulations to all the All Stars.
President Don Way installed Dan Starkey as Vice-President and the following Directors: Alan Armstrong, Lynn Graves, Tom Ordel, Tony Parra and Deborah Fulbright as (Youth Director).
The Cal State Senior Games will be held at Kearny Mesa Bowl August 24-25. These games are Olympic style and award Gold, Silver & Bronze medals to the top three bowlers in each division for each event. The divisions are based on age 50 - 54, 54 - 59, 60 - 64, 65 - 69, 70 - 74, 75 - 79, etc. Bowlers must be California residents and 50 years of age or older.
There are three squads - Singles (Male & Female), Doubles & Mixed Doubles. There is a raffle for three bowling balls (one for each squad) as well as a 50/50 raffle for each squad.
For anyone interested in other sports the website sdseniorgames.org has a list of all kinds of sports that will be going on from July through October.
Congratulations to Katelyn Abigania. Katelyn won the Junior Gold National Championship and was recently presented her Awards by Don Way at San Diego USBC Banner Tournament. Avery Domaguin was presented her 1st Place Nationals Doubles trophy and Elias O'Hallaren was presented his State Award. Congrats to all. Photos
Our new address is: 7840 El Cajon Blvd Suite 203 La Mesa 91942
From: Andre Eubanks, President of the Southern LA County USBC Association.
Last year we hosted the inaugural SoCal Queens and Princess tournament, and thanks to our collaborative efforts we had 99 ladies compete from throughout the state, which is an amazing turnout.
This year we will be hosting the tournament at Cal Bowl in Lakewood, CA on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Competitors will compete in 4 divisions - Queens (Open Scratch), Senior Queens (Scratch-Aged 50+), Princess (Hdcp-199 and under) and Senior Princess (Hdcp-199 and under, Aged 50+).
All participants will bowl 5 games of qualifying and we will cut to the top 6 in each division for a single game double elimination bracket. A champion will be crowned in each division, and these champions will bowl a single game to determine the overall champion of the event.
We invite and encourage any female bowlers currently certified within the state of California to compete in the event (No transfer fees). Youth are also eligible to compete provided she completes a scholarship waiver prior to competition.
A copy of the entry form is attached, so please pass along to any female bowler in your association that may like to compete. We have already received a $500 donation to the prize fund with potentially more to come.
I want to thank you for helping to spread the word and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Andre Eubanks President Southern LA County USBC 323-252-7904 www.slacusbc.com
The Senior Open Tournament was held on Sunday August 19th. We had 47 entries. The qualifying Pattern was a modified house shot. The field was cut to six for the finals with John Powanda as top qualifier. Then the next five were Mike Hardeman, Paul Willey, Ken Meryman, Jun Ayson and Steven Potocny. The finals were an eliminator round of 5 games. 6th place was Paul Willey, 5th was Mike Hardeman, 4th was Steven Potocny, 3rd was Jun Ayson, 2nd was John Powanda and the winner was Ken Meryman. We would like to congratulate all the cashiers and participants. we had one honor score shot in the finals, it was by John Powanda with a nice 300 game.
Ken Meryman will receive $700.00, paid entry into next years Senior open and a plaque to commemorate the win.
Thanks to all that participated.
Donald Way San Diego USBC, President
The San Diego USBC Awards and Installation Dinner will be held on July 28th at The Butcher Shop, 5255 Kearny Villa Road, San Diego, CA 92123. Cocktails at 5:30 and Dinner at 6:00 PM. Dress Semi-formal. Choice of Entrée: Top Sirloin Steak or Chicken Scaloppini @ $40.00 each.
Come and be supportive of the members of the All Star Teams from your centers. Please contact our office by July 20th, at (619) 697-3334 to reserve your table and purchase your tickets.
We look forward to seeing you at our Awards and Installation dinner.
Lynn Graves, Association Manager
2018 Senior Open (formerly Senior Masters) will be held at Kearny Mesa Bowl on Sunday August 19th.
Congratulations to Jonathan Mayer, 2018 SDUSBC Masters Champion and Valerie Riggin, 2018 SDUSBC Queens Champion!
Please plan to attend Show your support Show membership card when signing in
Agenda Welcome Call to order Invocation Pledge to the Flag Standing Roll Call Memorial Introductions Rules for Annual Meeting Appointments Minutes from March 13, 2016 President's Report Association Manager Report Treasurer's Report Committee Reports All Star - BVL - Youth Committee/Banner City Tournament Queens & Masters Guys & Gals Senior Masters Elections: Officers, Directors, Youth Directors, Delegates
Congratulations to Jim Troussel who won the Senior Masters Tournament held August 14th. The top 6 qualifiers were Scott Jackson, Ken Meryman, Mike Kuttick, Jim Troussel, Gregory Jackson and Gary Burke. Don Way presented Jim his plaque and check for $500. Jim also won a free entry into next year's Senior Masters event. Photos
The 2016 Awards and Installation Dinner was held July 30th. The evening was a delight and everyone had a great time at the Butcher Shop Restaurant.
The Master of Ceremonies was Ron Weber, and as always he did a great job.
The first order of business for the President Don Way, was to install Dan Starkey as Vice President and he did accept. The following directors were also installed; Gerry Sagen, Tom Ordel, Debbie Fulbright, Donna Donohue, Al Armstrong & Lynn Graves they also accepted.
President Way called Chrissy Kremers to the microphone, she was to read a proclamation for her Dad, Ron Weber, naming him Mayor for a day of National City on July 31, as he celebrated his birthday. Chrissy was just to emotional, so Don Way read for her. Ron was speechless - hard to believe.
Pauline Armstrong called on Mike Nelson to escort Mr. Ernie Santos to the lectern as she read a resume of his dedicated service to the San Diego Bowling Association. Ernie was inducted into the Hall of Fame for Meritorious Service. Pauline called on Lynn Graves, she called on Tom Ordel to escort Mr. Rick Stangler to the lectern. After he got over his initial shock he proceeded to come forward. Rick was also Inducted into the Hall of Fame for Meritorious Service. His dedication to the Association and the B V L goes beyond the call of duty. Both gentlemen are very deserving of this award and the Association was proud to make it happen.
Ron called on Elida Calles and Megan Carpenter to present the Youth All Star Members and Bowler of the Year. The Girl's All Star Team included Megan Carpenter, Renee Gentry, Antonia Nothdurft and Ashley Wilcox. The Bowler of the Year for 2016 was Renee Gentry.
Megan Carpenter read the information on the Boy's All Star Team: Matthew Carpenter, Noah Dotterman, Carlos Perez and Justin Rico. The Bowler of the Year for 2016 was Noah Dotterman.
Ron called Dan Starkey to the lectern and he presented the Women's All Star Team; Michele Carter, Kayla Green, Laura Hardeman and Stacie Watson. The 2016 Bowler of the Year was Michele Carter.
Dan proceeded on to the Men's All Star Team: Jun Ayson, Tom Ordel, Patrick Shipley and Tim Ursillo. The 2016 Bowler of the Year was Jun Ayson.
Jun Ayson read the Senior Women's All Star Team: Rosanne Costanzo, Donna Donohue, Cheryl Maxwell and Connie Palmer. The Captain of the Team: Donna Donohue.
The Senior Men's All Star Team included Gary Burke, Don Jackson, Michael Nelson and Marc Scherlis; The Captain of the Team: Gary Burke.
The food was delicious, the gifts were awesome and everyone enjoyed the evening. Thanks to all who attended you made the evening possible. Special thanks to Jason Ondeck for taking photos during the evening. Photos
We the San Diego USBC Association would like to invite you and your guest(s) to the San Diego USBC Awards and Installation dinner on July 30, 2016 at The Butcher Shop, 5255 Kearny Villa Road, San Diego, CA 92123. Cocktails at 5:30 and Dinner at 6:00 PM. Dress Semi-formal.
Choice of Entrée: Top Sirloin Steak; Chicken Piccata; & Salmon @ $38.00 each.
Come and be supportive of the members of the All Star Teams from your centers.
Please contact our office by July 22nd, at (619) 697-3334 to reserve your table and purchase your tickets for who will be attending and their choice of entrée.
We look forward to seeing you at our Awards and Installation dinner.
Lynn Graves, Association Manager
Congratulations to Stacie Watson, 2016 SDUSBC Queens Champion and Steve Smith 2016 SDUSBC Masters Champion!
The Guys & Gals Tournament scheduled for Sea & Air Lanes has been moved to Parkway Bowl. Reason: The government is now requiring S S#'s for all who do not have a Military Card. The Senior Masters Tournament scheduled for Admiral Robinson has been moved to Mira Mesa Lanes for the same reason.
Awards/Installation Dinner is July 26th at Butcher Shop – Kearny Villa Rd 5:30 Cocktails 6 PM dinner; Choice of Prime Rib $40.00; Filet & Chicken Combo $45.00; Salmon $36.00 or Vegetarian Pasta $28.00 Contact the Association office to reserve your table by July 21st by 4 PM. Come and support the All Star Teams and Hall of Fame recipient.
Senior Masters Tournament is August 17th at Sea and Air Lanes check in 8:30 AM bowl at 9:30 AM cost $85.00 Entry deadline August 8th entries are at the centers. Senior Masters Entry
Luanne was a well-respected person in the San Diego bowling community. She managed Aztec Bowl, Sunset Bowl, Surf Bowl and, until her illness caused her to stop working, Parkway Bowl.
Luanne Hill Tacey lost her long battle with cancer on February 15, 2014 in San Diego, California.
Luanne is survived by her loving husband Russell; son David and daughter-in-law Lois; two granddaughters whom she loved dearly, Kayla and Sophia; sister and brother-in-law Kadee and Willie.
She will also be dearly missed by the many friends she had in her life.
A memorial service will be held for Luanne on March 2, 2014 from 2-6 p.m. at the Chapel of Preferred Cremation and Burial, 6529 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92115. There will be a memorial blessing at 4pm. You are welcome to share any special memories after the blessing.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Luanne’s name to the American Cancer Society.
The Awards Banquet was held on Saturday July 27th at Anchors and Spurs at 32nd Street. Ron Weber, Master of Ceremonies welcomed everyone to the dinner and introduced the Proprietors and their guests.
Dan Starkey was installed as 2nd Vice President by Lynn Graves. President Ernie Santos installed Directors: Chuck Shock, Shirley Raczka, Al Armstrong, Lynn Graves and Helen Kauwe for a three year term.
Helping President Santos in presenting the awards were Amiko Chapman and Kyle Thoma, two of our youth bowlers and board members. Thank you for doing an awesome job.
Don Way introduced the Youth All Star Teams and Bowlers of the Year: Amiko Chapman and Brett Hirsch were presented as the 2013 Youth Bowlers of the Year. Teams consist of: Megan Carpenter, Amiko Chapman, Renee Gentry and Joelle Lim. Brett Hirsch, Andre Lo, Thomas Ordel and Harley Sweigart.
Dan Starkey and Tom Donohue introduced the Women and Senior Women All Stars as follows: Michele Carter, Rosanne Costanzo, Laura Hardeman and Lindsy Staley who was named 2013 Woman Bowler of the Year. Sr. Women All Stars are: Wendy Brown, Donna Donohue, Connie Palmer and CeCe Richmond.
Male All Star Team: Jun Ayson, John Powanda, Lyle Rollins and Tim Ursillo was introduced as 2013 Male Bowler of the Year. Sr . Male All Star Team: Gary Burke, Bob Markiewicz, Dan Starkey and Rick Stangler.
Christine Ayson was presented her City Tournament All Events Award and a 300 Ring.
Congratulations to all the All Stars and their great bowling this past year.
In the Exhibition match that was held at Kearny Mesa during the City Tournament the Youth All Teams out bowled the Men and Women All Star Teams. This was quite a match and we hope to do it next year. So watch for the City Tournament dates.
Thank you everyone for attending and will see you next year.
Anchors and Spurs 2375 Recreation Way/Yama St, Bldg 3210 San Diego, CA 92136 No Host Cocktails: 5:30 PM Dinner: 5:45 PM Cost : $34.00 each Choice of: Grilled New York Steak or Lemon Herb Chicken Breast with Mashed Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables, Garden Salad, Rolls, Tea and Coffee
REVISED All Star Team Application. Applications are due NOVEMBER 15th. YOUTHADULT
All Star Team Applications are due October 31. Youth Adult
Lynn Graves receiving a Bowlers Veterans Sponsor Award from the Summer Olympics September 15 - 22, 2012 held in San Diego for the wounded warriors. Donations to BVL helped sponsor these Olympians. Mr Morrow is the Under Secretary for the National Cemetaries Department in Washington, DC.
Steven Kampley, Youth Bowler received his 300 ring from Lynn Graves On October 6, 2012
Congratulation to Michael Nelson and Tom Ordel. Both were inducted into the Hall of Fame for Superior Performance.
Congratulations to the following bowlers making the All Star Teams for 2011-2012:
Men's Regular Team John Powanda, Bowler of the Year Rick Stangler Tim Ursillo Lyle Rollins
Men's Senior Team Don Jackson, Captain Michael Nelson Tom Ordel Dan Starkey
Women's Regular Team Debbie Ayers, Bowler of the Year Connie Palmer Michele Carter Stacie Watson
Women's Senior Team Donna Donohue, Captain Wendy Brown CeCe Richmond Mary O'Neill
Youth Boy's Brett Hirsch, Bowler of the Year Harley Sweigart Benjamin Prodgalidad Connor Olsen
Youth Girl's Amiko Chapman, Bowler of the Year Joelle Lim Brittany Kolatzsny Ashleigh Durgin
The Senior Masters Tournament was held at Sea & Air Lanes on August 19, 2012. There were 31 entries. There were six qualifying games. The top five then bowled a step-ladder final. 5th place Mike Bodien (188) bowled Joe Colley (178); Mike Bodien (232) bowled Mike Castleton (258); Mike Castleton (245) bowled Bob Markiewicz (206) and final match was Mike Castleton (205) vs Ken Meryman (214). Ken Meryman was crowned the 2012 Senior Masters Champion. Photos
There was discussion to have a Super Seniors Divisionnext year along with the regular Seniors tournament. If you have any input on having a Super Senior Division, please contact the Association office at (619) 697-3334.
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The Open meeting was held April 22, 2012 with election of President and six directors. President Armstrong thanked everyone for their support the last three years as this was her final Annual Meeting as President.
Ernie Santos was elected President effective August 1, 2012. Following Directors were elected: Wendy Brown, Charlie French, JoAnn Graves, Bill Hudgins, Donna Donohue and Pauline Armstrong. Youth Directors appointed by the President to the Youth Committee were: Don Way, Tim Giedd, Mike Carpenter and Kyle Thoma who were approved to be on Board of Directors by the Youth Committee.
Election of Delegates to Reno Convention April 30 – May 4, 2013 were Al Armstrong, Pauline Armstrong, Tom Donohue, Charlie French, Lynn Graves , Shirley Raczka, Ernie Santos and Don Way. State Convention in Ontario, CA June 7-9, 2013 will be Al Armstrong, Pauline Armstrong, Tom Donohue, Charlie French and Shirley Raczka, Don Way was elected Youth Representative.
Youth City Tournament awards were presented to the youth. Harley Sweigart was presented his 300 ring which he bowled during the Youth City Tournament.
Banner Tournament had a 300 shot by Daniel Lopez at Mira Mesa Lanes. Scholarship Tournament is June 23rd at Parkway. Reminder to all Youth Coaches to register with RVP and also take the youth coach certification course.
Adult City Tournament – May 5-6 Team at Parkway and May 19-20 Doubles/Singles at Mira Mesa Lanes.
Queens and Masters was held with Debbie Ayers Queens Champion and Eric Cox Masters Champion.
Prince/Princess tournament is being renamed to “Guys and Gals Tournament” with maximum average for entering for men will be 179 and 169 for women.
Senior Masters Tournament will be held at Sea and Air August 19th watch for entries at your centers.
Installation will be held July 28th at the Butcher Shop in Kearny Mesa.
Shirley was born in St. Cloud, MN., she was one of seven children having four sisters and two brothers.
Shirley began to bowl at the wee age of five (5) with her father who loved to bowl. Now we know where her passion for bowling began. In her younger days Shirley then known as S.O.S. was one terrific bowler, back when the conditions were tough and a hard rubber ball was the ball of choice. Bowling was Shirley’s life and she was very, very good at it.
Then one day she had an accident fell and broke her ankle, she was devastated, but knowing Shirley she was determined to get back to the lanes and it wasn’t long before she was back with renewed enthusiasm.
Shirley bowled in fifty (50) WIBC Championship Tournaments, five (5) USBC Championship Tournaments and thirty (30) plus State Tournaments. If there was a tournament being held you could be sure Shirley would be there to participate. She was a National member of the 700 club and a National, State and local 600 clubs member.
She served on the California Women’s Bowling State Association as a director and the local San Diego Women’s Bowling Association & USBC Association as a director. She was honored by the San Diego Women’s Bowling Association and was inducted into the Hall of Fame. She received the Connie Bechtel Award and the Southern California Hall of Fame Award. She was a permanent member of the WIBC & USBC Associations.
Shirley loved rules, bylaws and legislation, that got her interested in parliamentary law, she studied and studied, took the Parliamentary Law test and became a certified Parliamentarian. She served many organizations with her expertise as a parliamentarian.
Shirley had three (3) children 2 daughters and one son. She had 6 Grandchildren and 7 Great grand children. Her younger daughter Reen was the best bowler of the siblings, but she had to give up bowling due to a knee injury. Reen always remarked her mother would pass away with a bowling ball in her hands.
Shirley will be missed by many, and when you see the color purple think of Shirley. Her love of the game will live on forever.
SD USBC ALL STAR Application deadline has been extended to November 15th. Please submit by that date.
SDUSBC All Star Committee
Make your calendars to attend the San Diego USBC Open Meeting to be held Sunday October 16, 2011 at 1 PM at the Church hall , 4400 Palm Ave, La Mesa, CA. All members are welcomed, must present current membership card or receipt.
BVL week is November 6 – 12, 2011. Watch for the envelopes in each of your leagues and lets support the troops who have served or are serving to protect our Country.
All Star entry deadline is October 31st – obtain an entry from the committee or at your bowling center. Men/WomenYouth
Youth Banner Tournament will be held at Parkway Bowl on October 15th . Check with your coach to register for this tournament.
Scholarship application due by February 1st for those Youth that are eligible. Please complete and submit to SDUSBC office.
Check the schedule for all the tournaments and submit your entries early. Entries will be posted on the web-site and at each center. Watch for the entries.
Congratulations to Stacie Watson and Melvin Maxwell for their Mixed Doubles win at the 20th Annual Mirum Quint Tournament. Stacie had games of 266, 256 and 299 for an 821 series. Stacie, Melvin and team members, Brenda Pugh and Thomas Williamson took the first place prize in the Team Event. Brenda had a 300 game in the team event.
California USBC Association has received an Appeal to a disqualification in the Open Tournament, pending that appeal we will not be able to issue the Final Standings or Prize Fund checks. Larry Peppers, CALUSBC
Installation and Awards Dinner was held at the Butcher Shop on July 30th, 2011.
The following people were named to the All Star teams by Dan Starkey and Tom Donohue: Men: Lyle Rollins, Bowler of the Year, Stan Caswell, Mike Nelson, Patrick Shipley and Cameron Smith Women: Laura Hardeman, Bowler of the Year, Debbie Ayers, Michele Carter, Connie Palmer and Lori Wilkinson Sr. Men: Tom Ordel, Captain, Jerry Fishkorn, Don Jackson, Rick Stangler, Dan Starkey Sr. Women: Donna Donohue, Captain, Wendy Brown, CeCe Richmond and Mary O'Neill Youth: Brandon Mori, Bowler of the Year, Jon Dukes, Brett Hirsch, Reeza Rabara and Harley Sweigart.
Pauline Armstrong, SDUSBC President installed the following: Fran Houck, Sgt at Arms, Directors: Dan Starkey, Rick Stangler, Shirley Schmardel, Tom Donohue and Spencer Dukes.
Spencer Dukes presented the Youth Scholarship Recipient: Melissa Reed
Lynn Graves presented Ron Weber with his Distinguished Service Award from CAUSBC.
San Diego's Joe Colley needs your help. He is one of four semi-finalists who has an opportunity to attend the Team USA Experience Fantasy Camp in Dallas, Texas. The person with the most votes will be selected to go to the camp. Vote for him each day.
We have had an appeal of a disqualification for not reporting 10 pin increase in average. USBC has instructed us to hold all checks and not to finalize the tournament until the appeal is completed.
California USBC Association
Awards/Installation dinner: July 30, 2011 at the Butcher Shop, Kearny Villa Road, 5:30 PM cocktails; 6 PM dinner. Choice of Chicken, Prime Rib, Salmon and/or Vegetarian Pasta.
Contact the Association office (619) 697-3334 to reserve your table by July 25th, 2011.
MEMBER SUSPENSION CLARIFICATION:
During the discussion at the Jamboree presentation last week, the topic of suspension of a member for non-payment of honor score rings was brought up.
If a bowler shoots an honor score and indicates he/she would like to purchase an upgrade, but never pays for any of it, charges are not brought against their membership. They are eligible to receive the standard award if they then choose not to purchase the upgrade.
If a bowler shoots an honor score, indicates he/she would like to purchase an upgrade, pays the down payment, receives the ring, and then does not pay the remaining balance, then charges for membership suspension can be brought upon them. They have agreed upon a payment plan with Keepsake and have then not fulfilled their agreement based upon the contract they signed.
In regards to Keepsake contacting the bowlers for payment, our contract with them says they will call the bowler 3 times and then after the call attempts they will mail a postcard to whomever the award is to be shipped to, so either the member or the local association.
Masters and Queens Tournament held April 3, 2011 at Sea and Air Lanes. Twelve (12) ladies entered the Queens Tournament. After the qualifying event the top 5 bowled a step-ladder format to determine the Queen’s Champion. Thanks to all the bowlers who entered and a special congratulations to Michelle Carter on being crowned the 2011 Queen’s Champion. Queens scores.
The Masters Tournament had 48 men enter the qualifying round and then cutting to the top 16 with a tie after the 3 game elimination match for 3rd – 5th place. A one game roll-off was bowled to determine the seeding for the step-ladder finals. Thanks to all the bowlers that entered the Masters. Congratulations to Steve Warren who was 4th seeded and was crowned 2011 Master’s Champion. Masters scores.
A 300 game was bowled by Eric Cox and a 7-10 split was picked up by Roger Byrd. There was some fantastic bowling by all participants. Thanks to Gerry Sagen, Manager of Sea and Air and his staff for hosting these events and to the board members that assisted.
Pauline ArmstrongSan Diego USBC President
The Open meeting was held March 13th 2011 at the Church Hall with 56 members in attendance. Ernie Santos was elected 1st Vice President. Directors elected were: Tom Donohue, Fran Houck, Shirley Schmardel, Dan Starkey and Nate Swiman. Spencer Dukes was elected Youth Director.
San Diego BVL winners that are bowling at State BVL on March 26, 2011 at Fireside Lanes in Citrus Heights, CA were announced as follows: Men’s Classic Div: Keith Chambers, A Div: Evan Gwaltney, B Div John Rowland, C Div. Scott Hooton and D Div Adrian Noyes. Women Division: B Div: Kelly Ferguson; C Div: Marissa de Luna; D Div: Erin Blain and E Div: Nancy Mancuso. Youth Division Male: Classic: Brandon Mori; A Div: Jeremy Buenviaje; B Div: Thomas Ordel Jr.; C Div: Ricardo Mendoza; D Div: Daniel LePiere; E Div: Tyler Hatfield. Youth Female: A Div: Kiana Rowe; B Div; Samantha Potter; C Div; Ashley Pizarro and E Div: Angeli Pizarro. $6800 will be sent to BVL that was collected thru the envelopes and candy sales. Thank you everyone for supporting BVL.
We have 6868 adult members and 628 Youth members for a total membership of 7496 members in San Diego USBC Association. We process between 1300 to 1500 awards every 20 days.
Hall of Fame applicants need to submit their application prior to April 1, 2011 for either Meritorious Service or Superior Performance. The application is on the web site or you may pick one up at the Association office.
Reminder: Queens and Masters entries are due by March 27th – either a deposit of $30 or full amount of $75. Tournament will be held April 3rd at Sea and Air with the White pattern being used.
Prince and Princess Tournament will be held May 1st at Brunswick Premier cost is $18 for those bowlers who are 169 avg and below for women and 175 avg or below for men. Entry deadline is April 24, 2011.
City Tournament entries are in the centers with Team event being held at Kearny Mesa Bowl and Doubles and Singles at Brunswick Premier. Dates are May 14 & 15 for Team and 21 & 22nd for Doubles and Singles. Get your entries in early to obtain your times.
Youth City Tournament awards were presented to the winners. Pictures are in the Photo Gallery.
The Open Meeting is scheduled for March 13th @ 1PM in the Church Hall. Please mark your calendars. The following positions will be on the slate for election: 1st Vice President; Sgt at Arms and 6 Adult Director and 2 Youth Directors. Attached is the application if anyone is interested, applications must be submitted 30 days prior to the Open Meeting per the By-Laws of the Association. Send to the Association Office, Attn JoAnn Graves, Nominating Chairperson. Scholarship information/application for the Youth must be submitted by February 1st the scholarship forms are on the web site.
Hall of Fame applications are to be submitted no later than April 1st and the applications are on the web site.
BVL Recreations will be at the Veterans Hospital in La Jolla on March 28, 2011 at 2 PM. These are young people that attend college and give up a year of college to perform for the Veterans all across the country. Everyone is invited to attend.
Entries for all the tournaments are at the centers. Please sign up and get your entry in early.
The San Diego USBC Fall Open Meeting was held Oct 17, 2010 at the Church Hall, 4400 Palm Ave La Mesa, CA.
A Moment of silence was held for John Perry and Majel Pignataro who have passed away.
BVL Week is Nov 7th thru 13th with envelopes being circulated through each league, so please watch for them and donate to a worthy cause. As our troops are protecting our country.
Michele Carter presented “Operation Shoe Box” Some of the items need to fill a shoe boxes for the troops are as follows: Shaving cream (Non-Aerosol only), eye drops (Relieves irritation from sand); Kleenex(individual packs); toilet paper (1”x4”) Q-Tips(travel packs - used to clean ears and guns); baby powder/foot powder(used on body and in boots to keep dry); toothpaste/toothbrush; dental floss/picks; writing paper, envelopes, pens; crackers, cookies, power bars (12 oz or individual snack packs) (cheese & crackers, peanut butter and crackers). Magazines, cross-word puzzle books (full list). Bring to the Association office or give to one of the Association Board members and they will deliver for you.
All Star information for Men, Women and Youth – applications due by Oct 31st, 2010.
Hall of Fame information available on web-site or Association office. Need to be submitted prior to April 1st, 2011.
Special Awards presented to the Youth State Champions. City Tournament winners were presented their awards. Photos
The following individuals have awards to be picked up at the office: Jackie Cunningham, Joyce Jensen, Joyce Dakin, Christine Sperry, Tanja Sorenson, Tamara Hauser, David Luther, Wally Riggs and Matt Riggs.
Election of delegates to National and State Conventions.
Convention report: adoption of proposals from USBC convention held in Reno.
Next meeting will be held in the Spring, watch for date.
Thank you to members and guests that attended the meeting.
The CA State USBC need volunteer workers for a “National Veterans Summer Sports clinic” sponsored by BVL on Monday September 20th thru September 24th, 2010 approx 6 hours each day in San Diego area. We need to RSVP by September 10th if you are interested in helping the Veterans. Contact Lynn Graves at (619) 697-3334 for more information.
Congratulations to Wayne Yamamoto, Sr Masters Champion! The Sr. Masters Tournament was held at Admiral Robinson Center on Aug 22, 2010. Wayne defeat Ken Racette, 236 to 235. Results
San Diego USBC Open Meeting: Oct 17th at 1PM at the Church Hall.
Open & Women’s City Tournament dates: May 14-15, 2011 Team – Kearny Mesa Bowl and Doubles & Singles May 21-22, 2011, Brunswick Premier Lanes.
Officer Workshops: August 28th at Noon at Parkway Bowl and August 29th at Noon @ Brunswick Premier. All officers are welcome to attend either of the workshops.
Congratulations to Al Armstrong and Charlie French, 2010 Hall of Fame Meritorious Service!
Congratulations to John Balla, California USBC 2010 Manager of the Year and Jon Dukes, 2010 Star of Tomorrow! Awards were presented to them at the State Convention in Fremont, CA June 13, 2010. Photos
The 2010 Senior Men’s Masters Tournament is August 22nd at Admiral Robinson Center. Entry form
San Diego USBC Awards/Installation dinner July 31st, 2010 Where: Butcher Shop, Kearny Villa Road Time: Cocktails: 5:30 PM Dinner: 6 PM Choice of Prime Rib, Chicken Mozzarella, Salmon or a Vegetarian meal. Dress: Semi-formal All Star Teams will be presented, Hall of Fame Inductees, installation of 2nd Vice-President and board members. Contact the Association office for prices and to reserve your table at (619) 697-3334.
City Tournament checks will be ready after June 18th. USBC allows us 30 days to issue the checks after a Tournament. If you are picking up someone else’s check, you must have a written authorization signed by that person.
San Diego USBC Awards/Installation dinner : July 31st, 2010
Where: Butcher Shop, Kearny Villa Road
Time: Cocktails: 5:30 PM
Dinner: 6 PM
Choice of Prime Rib, Chicken Mozzarella, Salmon or a Vegetarian meal.
All Star Teams will be presented, Hall of Fame Inductees, installation of 2nd Vice-President and board members.
Contact the Association office for prices and to reserve your table at (619) 697-3334.
Fall Open Meeting scheduled for Oct 17th at 1PM at the Church Hall 4400 Palm Ave, La Mesa, CA
The Spring meeting was held March 14th at the Fellowship hall with 47 members in attendance. Election of 2nd Vice President, six Adult directors and three Youth Directors was conducted. Elected were: Don Way - 2nd Vice President; Directors: Al Armstrong, Wendy Brown, Lynn Graves, Shirley Raczka, Chuck Shock and Mike Yellen. Youth Directors: Jon Dukes, Justin Trento and Denise Way.
Chuck Shock, BVL chairman reported contributions from the bowlers to BVL in the amount of $6841.64.
The following members qualified for the annual BVL tournament to be held at Yorba Linda Lanes: Classic Div: Justin Whiteley and Jennette McClure A Div: Mike Hatfield and Tita Geron B Div: D J Gayagas & Roberta Orndorff C Div: John Rowland and Nancy Gerdts D Div: Manny Aria & Stepenie Versaggi E Div: Jackie Tyrell
Youth: Classic Div: Jonathan Huang and Brittany Kolatzny A Div: Brandon Mari B Div: Brandon Loss and Jasime Durant C Div: Randy Jewell and Megan Mancuso D Div: Chris Hatcher and Lauren Seymour E Div: Nicolas Taylor and Maheleah Potter Congratulations to all the winners.
Charlie French presented the schedule for Lane Certification of the centers and announced that Brunswick Premier will be installing new lanes in May, 2010. Don Way, Youth Committee chairman announced the selection of the youth board.
Lynn Graves, Assoc Manager and Tournament chairman invited everyone to enter the tournaments. Queens and Masters is March 21st at Brunswick Premier, Prince/Princess April 25th at Kearny Mesa Bowl and City Tournament (Open and Women’s) May 15 & 16 Singles & Doubles at Parkway and Team is May 22 & 23 being hosted by Mira Mesa Lanes. Dan Starkey reported the Sr. Masters will be held in August and men age 50 and older may bowl in the tournament to be held at Ad. Robinson. There is a new provision to obtain access to the base. Need yr, make, model of veh, drivers license, and all passengers names in the vehicle. So please help us with this when you sign up for the tournaments.
We want to thank all who attended the meeting and hope to see everyone at the upcoming tournaments.
For the Masters and Queens Tournaments, Brunswick Premier Lanes will have the Modified Scorpion shot on Friday all day on lanes 27 – 48 at a cost of $1.99 per game if you are interested in a little practice for the event.
Congratulations to Gary Burke. He bowled an 803 PBA Series on 11/19/2009 in the PBA Experience League at Mira Mesa Bowl. The score is the 1st 800 in a PBA Experience League in San Diego.
CALIFORNIA USBC SELECTS DUKE 2010 “STAR OF TOMORROW”
Applications were received from some of the “best” of our youth bowlers in California and after the difficult task of lengthy and careful review of the candidate packages, we take great pride in revealing to you….. The “Best of the Best” for our 2010 Star of Tomorrow $1,000 Scholarship Award.
Spencer Jon Dukes, more often referred to by his middle name, is the 17-year old son of Spencer and Sarina Dukes of San Diego. Jon is currently a senior at the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts. Although Jon’s father has traveled at sea a great deal of the time with the United States Navy, Jon never faltered in his responsibilities to his mother; his 15-year old sister Kimberly; and to himself, to excel beyond his own pre-set boundaries. All through elementary school and high school Jon has made the Academic Honor Roll. From 2004 to present he has received numerous Honors of Excellence in Citizenship, English, Math, Music, Religion, Science, and Spanish as well as an Outstanding Achievement Award in various areas of specific english assignments and has received personally written letters from math teachers complimenting him on being such a wonderful student. At no surprise, Jon maintains a High School GPA of 4.13.
Jon is a member and attends weekly meetings of the school’s Key Club; The PAPIA (Asian Pacific Islander Association); The Science Club; and Jazz Band. He volunteers for the Key Club “Neighborhood Face-Lifts projects; PAPIA’s traditional Filipino and Samoan Dances for Community Events; The Science Club’s Special Events; and community performances by the Jazz Band. Besides being an extraordinary scholar, Jon has become a gifted musician. Since the fifth grade he remained focused on his violin skills. In seventh grade he earned Principle Second Violinist of the Middle School Orchestra and by eighth grade reached his goal as Concertmaster of the Intermediate Orchestra. Jon has participated in the local Honor Orchestra for five years and performed with them at the Copley Symphony Hall in San Diego. Jon’s goal while in high school... to become Concertmaster. All through high school he practiced day and night and it paid off, he is currently First Chair of Violins for his school’s Symphony Orchestra. In numerous competitions he has received no less than a Superior or Gold rating.
Jon bowled his first game at age seven and he knew on that first day that he wanted to pursue bowling at a higher level. He became a youth league bowler at age eight and as years went by, he began participating in more and more tournaments. He got his first taste of victory with a third place finish in a local Junior Bowler’s Tour Tournament. From that point on, he was hooked. He lived, slept, and ate bowling at that point in his life. Although Jon is primarily a self-taught bowler, he has been receiving occasional coaching the last couple of years from Barry Brown, Youth Coach at Admiral Robinson Bowling and Recreation Center. In 2007 Jon received a $400 Scholarship and a Trophy for a 1st Place finish in the 13th Junior World Team Challenge. He finished the 2008-09 season with a 204 average, an 824 high series and a 300 game. He currently carries a 196 and 220 in his two leagues and strives to protect his Title of 1st place in the Junior Masters Bowling League for the past four seasons. Jon also just shot his second 300 game on February 20. Jon has supported the SDUSBC tournament events and of recent, came away the winner of his division in their BVL Tournament finals. In all, he has built up over $3,000 in Scholarships from his tournament wins.
Not only does Jon set a wonderful example in his pursuit of being a better bowler, he has been a role model for the younger youth bowlers. He is a member of the San Diego USBC, attending the monthly meetings, and often presenting his ideas on fundraising events and how to make the Youth Bowling more fun. He authored some rule changes for the SDUSBC Youth All-Star Team; and has represented SDUSBC at our California USBC Annual Meetings. Jon is always one of those who volunteers to “go caroling” at the local V.A. Hospital at Christmas time. Not only has he volunteered to be the captain of his team in the Admiral Robinson World Team Challenge the past three years, he arrives early to league play to pass out recaps and league sheets, and he volunteers an average of 45 minutes each week coaching the younger youth bowlers during league play. Since age five. Jon has kept himself mentally and physically fit through his involvement with martial arts. He has the ranking of Third Degree Black-Belt. He serves the Martial Arts Club as Historian and has always lived by the organization’s theory of “living with morality and honor“. Adding to his versatility in accomplishments, Jon is a CPR Certified and has a California Driver’s License for over a year and proudly has a clean record of no citations or accidents.
With the continued loving support of his immediate and extended family members, Jon has his goals set on becoming a Martial Arts Instructor; maintaining the position as Concertmaster and…earning the title as a Professional Bowler. The formal presentation of awards to the wonderful “Star” will take place at our California USBC Annual Meeting, Sunday, June 13th at the Fremont Marriott-Silicon Valley in Fremont.
SDUSBC Open Meeting was held October 11, 2009 at 4400 Palm Ave, La Mesa, CA.
Tom Donohue, Legislative Chairman presented the $1.00 dues increase to be effective March 15, 2010. Dues will be $20.00 with National’s receiving $10.00, State $1.00 and SDUSBC $9. We were operating on $8 for the past 10 years without a dues increase. Due to the increase of doing business, ie utilities, supplies and needing a new computer was the reason for the $1.00 increase.
Chuck Shock announced BVL week - November 8 – 14. Watch for the envelopes and entries for the BVL Tournament to be held at Yorba Linda Lanes.
Lynn Graves announced the tournament dates for 2010: Youth City Tournament,February 20th,Team Event,Sea & Air Lanes February 21st,Doubles & Singles,Parkway Bowl Queens & Masters,March 21st,Brunswick Premier Lanes Prince & Princess,April 25th,Kearny Mesa Bowl City Tournament Open/Women, May 15th & 16th,Doubles & Singles,Parkway Bowl May 22nd & 23rd,Team Event,Mira Mesa lanes Senior Masters,August 22nd,Admiral Robinson Center
MARK YOUR CALENDERS AND WATCH FOR THE ENTRIES
Tom Donohue, Chairman stated deadline for All Star entries is October 31st - if you are bowling in 2 centers and wish to apply go to: sandiegobowling.com for the entry or contact one of the board members.
Charlie French, Lane Certification stated the centers have been certified and Parkway was given an extension so they could replace some of the lanes. We will be certifying Viejas Lanes the end of this month and Milt Galik is the manager.
Don Way announced there is a youth scholarship available for any high school senior or first year college student. Banner Tournament was held at Kearny Mesa Bowl on Oct 10th and the next one will be held at Mira Mesa Lanes on Nov. 14th at 1 PM. Youth All Star application presented.
Dot Spencer, Chairman of the Hall of Fame stated the applications are on sandiegobowling.com or may be obtained thru the office.
Convention delegates were elected for State and National Conventions.
Anyone that would like to purchase See’s Candy for the holidays, contact Lynn Graves at the Association office at (619) 697-3334.
Next meeting will be held in the Spring –please plan to attend.
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San Diego USBC Open meeting
Date: Oct. 11th, 2009 Time: 1:45 PM (note time change) Where: Church Hall 4400 Palm Avenue, La Mesa
Bring your 2009-2010 USBC Card or receipt for admittance. Presentation of Special awards Refreshments
Recommending a dues increase of $1.00 effective March 15, 2010 due to cost of living .
Please mark your calendars and see you at the meeting.
Pauline Armstrong President SDUSBC
The 2009 National Bowling Week Kicks Off On August 29 With The Record-breaking Attempt To Occur On National Bowling Day, September 5.
To launch the weeklong celebration, bowling centers across the United States will host special events that will include coaching clinics, bowling parties, quick and easy league sign-up and plenty of fun.
On September 5, All People Who Downloaded A Free Game Coupon At www.BOWL.com Will Be Able To Bowl A Free Game At Their Local Participating Center
Compete in certified league bowling – where each bowler has an internationally recognized average.
Be eligible to compete in local, state, more than a dozen national USBC championships and other USBC-certified tournaments. Experience fair, competitive play with USBC-standardized rules and regulations.
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Receive a subscription to US Bowler or US Youth Bowler, USBC’s quarterly magazines. Adult members also receive the monthly US e-Bowler, USBC’s electronic newsletter.
Earn individual and league awards based on standardized achievements.
Access up-to-the minute bowling information on bowl.com, bowling’s premier Web site, featuring special member sections and chat forums, plus league and tournament standings.Locate a USBC-certified coach in your area by using the “Find a Coach” feature of the USBC Coaching section of bowl.com.
Lead and grow the sport of bowling at the local level by becoming a USBC volunteer.
Take pride in wearing and displaying your USBC official merchandise, available at USBC events and on bowl.com.
Enjoy the fun and social opportunities of being a part of one of America’s largest participatory sport.
Results for the Youth City Tournament Finals April 25th & 26th
Thanks to all the bowlers from San Diego that participated in the BVL Tournament held in Bakersfield on April 4th. Congratulations Spencer “Jon” Dukes (Admiral Robinson Center) winner of the Youth Boy’s “A” Division.
Summary of Annual Membership Meeting March 15, 2009
SDUSBC Annual Membership meeting was attended by 56 members who elected a new President and 6 Directors. Two(2) Youth Directors were elected by the youth committee. The following people were elected for a 3-year term: President: Pauline Armstrong; Directors: Jose Bautista, Lola Benoit, Wendy Brown, Charlie French, Majel Pignataro and Dot Spencer. Youth Directors: Don Elmore Jr. and Don Way.
Announcement of Youth dues starting Aug 1st for a Standard Card will be $17.00; a Basic Youth membership of $5.00 is being offered for leagues 12 weeks or less. USBC Convention is April 28th thru May 3rd. Office will be closed.
Reminder of all the tournaments was announced:
Youth City Tournament April 25th Team at Brunswick Premier & April 26th Singles & Doubles at Mira Mesa Bowl
Open and Women’s City Tournaments May 30 & 31 Team at Kearny Mesa and June 6 & 7th at Parkway Bowl
Masters and Queens May 17th at Parkway Bowl
Prince/Princess Tournament May 23rd at Admiral Robinson.
Thanks to all who attended the meeting, it was greatly appreciated.
Annual Open Meeting November 2, 2008 at 1 PM in the Church Hall at the Association Office. Please attend.
BVL Week is Nov 9 – 15, 2008 watch for envelopes distributed through your league. Let’s honor our Vets.
An Officers Workshop has been scheduled September 6 at Parkway Bowl 1 PM. The workshop is open to all officers of leagues – please attend for new certification information and a chance to win the door prize raffle. Officers from other centers wishing to attend, contact Lynn Graves @ (619) 697-3334.
Keepsake has a sale on the 298-299 rings. Any bowler that has bowled a 298 or 299 game and would like to purchase a ring can contact Keepsake at 800-982-6515. Cost of rings are $49.95.
October 22, 2008 is BVL Nite at the Veterans Administration Hospital off La Jolla Village & I-5. Everyone is welcome to attend - let's support our troops. Re-Creation performance begins promptly at 7 PM so arrive a little early to obtain a seat. - Pauline 08/20/2008
If anyone has any of the old San Diego Bowling Association Average books from the 1950's to the 1990's and would like to donate them to the Association Office, please contact Lynn Graves or drop them by the Association Office.
The SDUSBC Installation and Awards Dinner was held August 2nd at the Butcher Shop Restaurant. Special thanks to Johnny Humble who was the Master of Ceremonies. The All Star Team Members are:
Senior Women Captain and Bowler of the Year - Donna Donohue, Wendy Brown, Jackie Hansen and Connie Palmer
Women Captain and Bowler of the Year - Laura Hardeman, Debbie Ayers, Michele Carter, Rachel Elhard and Gayle Racette
Senior Men Captain and Bowler of the Year - Don Jackson, Lou Mathews, John Maier, Dan Starkey and Tom Wemyss
Men Captain and Bowler of the Year - Josh Elhard, Nathan Bischop Gary Burke, Ricky Perez Jr. and Bob Markiewicz
Hall of Fame Recipient: Connie Palmer for Superior
SDUSBC Board installed were: Pauline Armstrong, 1st VP, Fran Houck, Sgt-at-Arms, and Directors: Tom Donohue, Tony Hogan, Shirley Schmardel and Dan Starkey
Anyone wishing to purchase tickets to the Installation/Awards Banquet to be held Aug 2nd at the Butcher Shop, 5255 Kearny Villa Road, San Diego92111, contact Lynn Graves at the Association office for reservations and tickets.
No Host Cocktails start at 6 PM. Dinner at 6:30 PM. Choice of Chicken Mediterranean $28.00 or Prime Rib $32.00. Dress is Semi-formal
Due to lack of entries, we are cancelling the remaining PBA Scratch 5-Game tournaments at Parkway Bowl.
The San Diego USBC Message Board has been removed from the website. Inappropriate use has caused this decision. At this time we are unable to control the Spam and inappropriate content with the resources we currently utilize.
SDUSBC Installation Banquet will be held at the Butcher Shop Restaurant on Kearny Villa Road August 2nd. Please reserve this date and plan to attend. All Star teams and Bowler of the Year Presentation.
The following people were elected to the Board of Directors for a 3-year term at the Annual Meeting held 4/6/08. Pauline Armstrong, 1st Vice-President Fran Houck, Sergeant of Arms Tom Donohue, Director Anthony Hogan, Director Fred Pasquarella, Director Shirley Schmardel, Director Dan Starkey, Director Nate Swiman, Director
The San Diego USBC Open Meeting will be held at the First Unitarian Church Hall at 1:00 Pm 4400 Palm Ave La Mesa Ca All Bowlers are welcome to attend.
Submitted by Lynn Graves:
Olen Stutzman - 12/31/24 - 3/12/08. To know him was to love him. A true friend and dedicated member of the bowling community, local state & Nationals. Ole served on the local association since 1969 and retired at the close of SDBA, he served on every committee with diligence and pride. He served on the Hall of Fame committee, as secretary for over ten years. He was always willing to lend a hand and even get down and dirty to assist on the lane certification committee each year, and we always did that job before the sun came up. Ole went through the chairs of the SDBA and served as President in 1989-90. As President of the California State Seniors Organization, many saw the organization grow under his guidence and influence. He received many awards for his dedication to the game of bowling, the following are just a few that he received. He was inducted into the SDBA Hall of Fame for Meritorious Service in 1992, inducted into the State Seniors Hall of Fame in 1993, received a 25 year plaque from the ABC for attendance in the National Tournaments , in 1996 Ole received the Ray Hanley Award for dedication to the game of bowling from the Southern California Bowling Writers. Ole enjoyed life and people, he loved to travel especially to Maui. He was a member of the American Legion Post 434 in Chula Vista, and served as Chaplin for the last two years.
Ole's service will be Saturday March 29th at the Little Chapel of the Roses in Bonita.
His loving and devoted wife MaryLee has asked that in lieu of flowers a donation in Ole's name to the American Legion Post 434 would be appreciated.
A friend has passed but never forgotten.
Spring Open Meeting REMINDER:
The San Diego USBC Open Meeting will be held Sunday April 6th At the First Unitarian Church Hall at 1:00 Pm 4400 Palm Ave La Mesa Ca All Bowlers are welcome to attend. If you need further information, please call 619-697-3334. We hope to see you there.
Bowlers to Veterans Link (BVL) week begins November 11th and ends November 17th. Watch for the envelopes coming thru the leagues. Also if you wish to have your scores qualify for an entry in the BVL Tournament that will be held next year in Stockton or Foster City, complete one of the forms that your Secretary has by donating $1.
BVL Committee Fran Houck, Chairman
11/04/2007 There was a nice turnout for the Fall Open Meeting. Committee reports were given, State and National delegates were elected. Youth Committee and Youth Board elections were also held. Dates for 2008 events were given, see Events page for more information. Entries will be posted when they are finalized.
To all Men Bowlers in San Diego USBC: Don't forget that the applications for the Men's and Senior Men's All Star Teams are due by November 15, 2007. You must get it to the SDUSBC office or have it postmarked by that date. If we receive it, or postmarked, after that date it will not be considered. Please be one of the many that will get the application in on time.
Thank You Don Way Men's All Star Chairman
10/31/2007 HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
REMINDER: The San Diego USBC Open Meeting will be held November 4th 2007 Sunday At the First Unitarian Church Hall at 1:00 Pm 4400 Palm Ave La Mesa Ca All Bowlers are welcome to attend the Fall Membership Mtg If you need further information, please call 619-697-3334 We hope to see you there. San Diego USBC
10/03/2007 Men's All Star Team Applications in bowling centers now. Closing date is November 15, 2007.
07/29/2007 San Diego USBC Princess Tournament scheduled for August 25 at Parkway Bowl
07/16/2007 SDUSBC Installation and Awards Dinner will be held August 4th at The Butcher Shop Restaurant, 255 Kearny Villa Road, San Diego 6 PM Cocktails, 6:30 Dinner, $30 per person, Semi-Formal. Contact Lynn Graves at the Association Office for Reservations and Tickets.
02/26/2007 CLARIFICATION - Participants in the SDUSBC Queens and Masters tournaments must hold a San Diego USBC card ($19.00). An Associate's Card ($8.00) is NOT acceptable. SDUSBC cards can be purchased at the tournament.
02/26/2007 SDUSBC Open Meeting - March 25th 1pm, Church Hall - 4400 Palm Ave, La Mesa.
02/26/2007 SDUSBC Nite at the Padres - May 11th @ 7:05. Padres are playing St. Louis. Tickets are $10 each. Contact the Bowling Centers or Lynn Graves, Association Manager for tickets.
01/24/2007 San Diego Masters and Queens Tournaments to be held at Mira Mesa Bowl Sunday, March 11, 2007.
01/22/2007 Submitted by Lynn Graves: Sidney Jackson passed away January 10th 2007. He was born in Pioneer, LA on September 30, 1919. He served in the Army and after serving his country he came to California and worked at North Island as an Aircraft Mechanic. Sidney was an avid bowler and served the San Diego Bowling Association as President in 1985-1986. He is survived by his wife Margaret and 2 sons. The viewing was January 17th 4:30pm at Greenwood Bible 4300 Imperial Ave San Diego,and the service was held at Bethel Baptist Church 1962 Euclid Ave San Diego at 1:00pm on January 18, 2007. We will miss Sidney he was a true friend to all who knew him.
10/24/2006 There will be a meeting on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 11:00 a.m. at the association office for all women interested in applying for the SD USBC Women’s All Star team. Discussion will include criteria change for city tournament (there will be no women’s city tournament this year due to state) and possible formation of a senior women’s all star team. This is also an opportunity to ask any questions you may have. - Wendy Brown, Chairman