May 16-Aug 16, 2009
PACIFIC AVENUE BOWL
Doubles & Singles Center:
WEST LANE BOWL
Prize Fund: $212,655
NEW! FOUR PERSON TEAMS
Larry Valenti Jr.
THIS TOURNAMENT IS A STATE MASTERS QUALIFIER
Use your Doubles/Singles scratch scores for
qualifying to the State Masters Finals
(32 seeded berths direct to the finals!)
Last Chance qualifier:
Sept. 11 at 7pm
Finals: Sept. 12-13 at Pacific Avenue Bowl
Phyl Knoll presenting Deon Martin with a USBC 11-in-a-Row 298 Game Award
Phyl Knoll presenting Deon Martin and Lenny Riley with CUSBC Open Tournament
Doubles Championship Plaques (1616 Series)
Saturday, May 16, 2009
The opening of the 4th Annual Open Championship Tournament was attended by twenty (20) teams from around the state. Bowlers were present from the Bay Area, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, Central Valley, Central Coast and Los Angeles regions.
The Stockton Police Department furnished the Color Guard and Tony Washington of Stockton sang the National Anthem.
The opening speech was by the Vice Mayor of Stockton, CA, Kathy Miller, who welcomed the bowlers and listed off some of the events and attractions available in the Stockton area. These attractions include the Stockton Ports baseball team and a new Arena Football team the Stockton Lightning.
The bowlers were also welcomed by Mr. Don Miller, the Director of the Stockton Sports Authority, who was very instrumental in bringing this year’s tournament to the Stockton area. Speeches were given by Mr. Ralph Rizzo, President of the Stockton USBC Bowlers Association and Mr. Al Hoffmann, President of the California USBC Association. Attendees included Alan Taylor, General Manager and Dave Hepperle, Assistant Manager of Pacific Avenue Bowl.
Christina Forrest of San Mateo, CA kindly fulfilled the duties of Josie Bowler and threw out the first ball in the tournament, leaving only the six pin. Considering the Crown she wore was falling off her head and the cape was dragging on the ground she did a great job. Thank you, Christina.
CONGRATULATIONS PARTICIPANTS ON YOUR CONTINUOUS SUPPORT!
25+ Years of Participation
Wayne R Craig
Gene A Lanse
Charles E Morrissey45 Years
Robert I Garcia
Dave A Dubois
Karl Hoglund32 Years
Pete Flores27 Years