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CONVENTION 2019

Annual Meeting & Convention
June 8-9, 2019

Ontario Gateway Hotel


CONVENTION DOCUMENTATION
Convention Schedule
Saturday Event Flyer

By-Laws
Convention Reports – Committees
Convention Reports – Officers and Directors


CONGRATULATIONS
2019 California State USBC Award Winners!

Hall of Fame Meritorious Service
Rosie Parker

Hall of Fame Superior Performance
Marv Sargent & Michele Carter

Manager of the Year
Will Padgett

Youth Program Director of the Year
Tammie Myers

$2,500 Star of Tomorrow Scholarship Winner
Roman Heath

$1,000 Youth Scholarship Winners
Roman Heath
Blake Jozwiakowski
Zoe Rodriguez

Michele Carter, Will Padgett, Marv Sargent & Rosie Parker

Roman Heath, Blake Jozwiakowski & Zoe Rodriguez


CONGRATULATIONS WINNERS!

1st: Mark Luzanilla and Daniel Hong
2nd: Ronnie Castillo and Stephanie Hong
3rd: Allison Acevedo and Donald Way

Congrats to Daniel Hong for shooting a 300 game!


2019 ADULT CHAMPIONSHIPS

UNOFFICIAL STANDINGS (pdf)

Entry Form – includes tournament rules (pdf)

Online Registration
Pay with Paypal or Check
Click here to log back into your online registration

Tournament Rules (pdf)
Replacement Form (pdf)
Average Verification Form (pdf)

Open 25+ Year Participation form (pdf)
Women’s 25+ Year Participation form (pdf)

Hotel Information (pdf)

2020 Advanced Registration form (pdf)
Forest Lanes, Lake Forest

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2019 CALIFORNIA PEPSI

STATE FINALS (May):
MAY 4-5, 2019

DOUBLE DECKER LANES
300 Golf Course Dr.
Rohnert Park, CA 94928


California Awards $50,000 in Scholarships to Pepsi Winners!

U8 & U10 District Scratch Scholarships – $7,317
District Handicap Scholarships – $10,315
U12, U15, U17 & U20 District Scratch First Place Winners – $3,200
State Finals Scratch Scholarships – $21,848
State Finals Optional Handicap Scholarships – $1,560

Scholarship Results Book


CONGRATULATIONS
PEPSI CHAMPIONS!

Elias O’Hollaren, Kearny Mesa (U12B)
Katelyn Abigania, Sea ‘N Air (U12G)
Daniel Hong, La Habra 300 (U15B)
Saphyre Nofuente, Steve Cook’s Fireside Lanes (U15G)
Michael Marmolejo, La Habra 300 (U17B)
Jennifer Loredo, CSU Fresno (U17G)
Matthew Sartoris, Cloverleaf Bowl (U20B)
Maranda Pattison, Windsor Bowl (U20G)

STATE FINALS (SCRATCH) RESULTS (pdf)
STATE FINALS OPTIONAL HANDICAP RESULTS (pdf)

U12-U20 DISTRICT FINALS FIRST PLACE 
$50 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
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2019 HELEN DUVAL VETERANS TOURNAMENT

HOSTED BY STOCKTON USBC

Open to USBC members: Men, Women and Youth!

BVL qualifying winners from each division will represent their local association in this tournament.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

West Lane Bowl
3900 West Lane
Stockton, CA 95204
(209) 466-3317

OFFICIAL RESULTS (pdf)

All BVL winners will receive a BVL jacket and medallion. Awards can be picked up from the CUSBC Convention in June from local associations.


Congratulations CALIFORNIA for the highest BVL donation in the nation for the 2017-18 season – $106,488. Presented at the USBC National Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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CSYABA

The California State Junior Bowling Association was organized in Fresno, 1965 under the leadership of Mr. Herb Hoff.  This entity was then reorganized on October 10, 1982 into the California State Young American Bowling Alliance, Inc. This organization has developed itself with the changing times of the century, creating many scholarship opportunities through awards and tournaments to help the future of our sport, which starts with the youth. Education is very important and with our help and your help, these youth will have a multitude of opportunities to pursue their college education while participating in the growing sport of BOWLING!! The last convention was held in San Diego in 2006.

The California Youth Leaders Association (CYLA) was formed back in 1985. This group of youths serve as a direct channel of communication between USBC youth bowlers and the California USBC Association. This organization also serves to train members in the operations and administrations of the California USBC Association; assist adult association officers and directors wherever possible; promote youth bowling through membership drives, serving as student coaches, conducting training programs; and instructs timely projects to further the growth and interest in youth bowling.

CSYABA Meritorious Service Award
Each local Association has the opportunity to nominate someone special each year for the Meritorious Service Award. The honoree should be someone who has been active in all phases of youth bowling, not just coaching at the local level. We have many dedicated men and women who have devoted countless hours promoting the youth program. Help us to honor them for their outstanding service in the promotion of youth bowling; Services to the Youth Bowlers of California State and Leadership on the State and/or Local level.
 

MERITORIOUS SERVICE RECIPIENT

1971

Frank “Skip” Helbing† & Elmer “Red” Irwin†

1972

May Bailey & Herb Hoff

1973

Audrey McCain

1974

James Payne

1975

Marge Higley† & Mary Holder

1976

Mary Hinman†

1977

Helen Duval†

1978

Edith Wiley†

1981

Myra Colcum

1982

Marion Hough

1985

Marge Brown

1987

Tillie Bertram†

1989

Jane Houghbty & Norman Jackson

1990

Lois Schumake & Ed Dayton

1991

Phyllis Bourque

1992

Shirley Chambers

1994

Joellyn Rinnander & Peter Bekey

1995

Helen Means & Roy Adams

1996

Claudia Ludwig & Matthew Arvanitis**

1997

Shirley Lyons & Kelly Moynihan (Avalos)**

1998

Nancy Arvanitis & Don Lauer Jr.**

1999

Lloyd Stone & Kerwin Fujikami**

2000

Christina & Georg Garrison & Heather Jordan**

2001

Mary Householder & Tracy Castro**

2002

Lindi Jordan & William “Bill” Phelps†

2003

Bobbi Waltman†

2004

Christopher Arvanitis

2005

Stan Howard & Diddy Watts†

2006

Lynn Matsubara

**Youth     Deceased

CSYABA Awards

2000

COACHES ALL-STAR TEAM:
Steve Snyder, Vista Enter. Ctr
Susan Loy, Vista Enter. Ctr
Rick Shook, Fireside Lanes
Joe Jimenez, La Habra Lanes

PROPRIETOR OF THE YEAR:
Bill Mossontte
Mission Hills Bowl

2001

COACH OF THE YEAR:
Phyllis Bourque
Vista Entertainment Center

COACHES ALL-STAR TEAM:
Tom Thompson, Fireside Lanes
Annie Schierlitz, Southwest
Stan Howard, Kearney Mesa
Art Lesberg, Buena Lanes

2002

COACH OF THE YEAR:
Annette Anderson
Brunswick Covina Bowl

COACHES ALL-STAR TEAM:
Allen Farris, San Hi Lanes
Ron Borden, Earl Anthony Bowl
Jim Chesnutt, Santa Clarita
Lee Fitzgerald, San Hi Lanes

2003

COACH OF THE YEAR:
Don Elmore
Kearney Mesa Bowl

COACHES ALL-STAR TEAM:
Eve Godfrey, Brunswick Vista Lanes
Julie Cashman, Clayton Valley Bowl
Marty Thurman,  Gardena Bowl
Wilbert Daniel, AMF Mardi Gras Lanes

PROPRIETOR OF THE YEAR:
Jack Thomas
Fireside Lanes

ASSOC. OFFICER OF THE YEAR:
Tom Leigh
San Fernando Valley

2004

COACHES ALL-STAR TEAM:
Barbara Lee, Pinz
Dexter Herrod, La Habra Bowl
Otha Stubblefield, Southwest Bowl

PROPRIETOR OF THE YEAR:
Phil, Victor and Sam Amenta
Gardena Bowl

ASSOC. OFFICER OF THE YEAR:
Julie Hamamoto
Ventura County YABA

2005

COACH OF THE YEAR:
Penny Robbins
Cambrian Bowl

COACHES ALL-STAR TEAM:
Bob (Grandpa) Loveridge, Bel Mateo
Lizlie Gittings
Arnie Bolten
Bill Fore

PROPRIETOR OF THE YEAR:
Bob Briney
Citrus Belt

ASSOC. OFFICER OF THE YEAR:
Andrew Minyard
San Gabriel Valley YABA

CWBA

CALIFORNIA WOMEN’S BOWLING ASSOCIATION (CWBA)

On May 8, 1924, a group of friendly and spirited women through their wisdom and foresight created a state bowling organization for the purpose of promoting and elevating the greatest of all participant sports – American Ten Pins.  This group, named the California Women’s Bowling Association (CWBA) was recognized as an Auxiliary to the Pacific Coast Bowling Congress (PCBC) later affiliated with the Women’s Bowling Congress, Inc.

C.W.B.A. INC. LIFE MEMBERS
 

Carrie L. Richardson*†

Past President

 

Agnes G. Duffy*†

Past President

 

Philena Bohlen*†

Past President

 

Ola Braheme*†

Past President

 

Winifred A. Berger*†

Past President

 

Mildred Peachy*†

Past Secretary

 

Mabs Kerwin*†

Past President

 

Mary Hinman*†

Past President

 

Almeta Piper*†

Past President

 

Betty Schlegel*†

Past President

 

Anna O’Malley*†

Past President

 

Mary Lynly*

Past President

 

Elva Stevens*†

Past President

 

Joan Feinblum*†

Past President

 

Helen Bellows*†

Past President

 

Linda Johnson*

Past President

C.W.B.A. INC., MEMBERS EMERITAE
 

Ethyl M. Enck*†

Past Secretary
and Treasurer

 

Myrie G. North*†

Past Director

 

Helen J. Duval*†

Past Second Vice President

 

Elaine Hagin*

Past First Vice President

 

Dorothy V. Fanning*†

Past Treasurer

 

Dura Nations*†

Past Director

 

Sally Throne*†

Past Director

 

Mary Pimentel*†

Past Second Vice President

 

Winifred Joplin*†

Past Sergeant-at-Arms

 

Adeline Azevedo*†

Past Director

 

Lillian H. Palmer*

Past Director

 

Blanche Cullen*

Past Director

 

Martha Miller*†

Past Director

 

Phil Severance*†

Past First Vice President

 

Cecelia Isham*†

Past Director

 

Fran Thompson*†

Past Third Vice President

 

Constance G. Bechtel*†

Past Treasurer

 

Snoda Miller*

Past Director

 

Dolores Ruppel*

Past Second Vice President

 

Eve Adams*

Past Director

 

Bobby Anchordoquy*†

Past Third Vice President

 

Bobbie Waltman*†

Past Director

 

Dorothy Kerins*

Past Director

 

Joan Scharsch*

Past Director

*Recipient from California Women’s Bowling Association     Deceased

CSBA

First it was talked about. For a number of years the chatter thrived. And then persevering men of a pioneer breed, who didn’t mind a hard task, took charge of it. And soon the California State Bowling Association (CSBA) came into being.

Its birth following World War II marked the dawn of a new era for bowling within the boundaries of the Golden State. Little did the founding fathers dream of the spectacular growth of their “baby”. Over the years it grew tremendously as an organization expressly designed for the staging of an annual statewide tournament for the male bowling population. In the early years of this century, the bowling scene in California was governed by the Pacific Coast Bowling Congress (PCBC) and the West Coast Bowling Congress (WCBC). These and other bowling organizations had existed on the western side of the Rockies for years, but none was affiliated with the American Bowling Congress (ABC). 

By the early 1930’s, a number of westerners were working to promote union with the ABC. One of the most prominent was Elmer “Red” Irwin of San Francisco, later to serve as ABC president in 1944-45, who made numerous trips throughout the area, talking of ABC affiliation. Irwin and his friends also were in contact with ABC headquarters in Milwaukee, and they suggested that a personal visit by a ranking ABC officer would help promote the union. So Elmer Baumgarten, the ABC secretary, made the journey himself to urge affiliation with the ABC. 

By 1935, details had been worked out, and local and state associations in the west began uniting with the ABC. By the early 1940s, after ABC became the governing body of men’s bowling activity in the west, the PCBC and WCBC ceased to exist. They had served the game well in their time, promoting and staging annual tournaments.

When the two organizations went out of business, talk about forming a state association began to filter through bowling centers in California. In 1943, efforts to organize a state association began when a group of interested bowlers began discussing the ways and means of establishing a California State Bowling Association. But, with the major problems association associated with the war waging through­out the world, organizational action could not materialize and was postponed until World War II ended. 

Then, in 1945, the idea was revived when the Southeast District Bowling Association, upon a motion made by Harry Stat, went on record as favoring organization of a state association. The first meeting of interested individuals was held in San Francisco with representatives from throughout the state attending. Present at that epic conference were Harry Stat and Matt Soares from the Southeast District B.A.; Jack Armstrong and John Cannon from the Los Angeles B.A.; Ralph Westfall from the San Gabriel B.A.; Jack Major, Barney Chapin and Laurie Anderson from the San Francisco B.A.; Matt Kiningham, Leigh Martin and Pete Demont from the Oakland B.A.; and Fred Diamond and John Jochims from the Richmond B.A. They discussed the needed ingredients to found a California State B.A. Such sincere interest to organize was expressed so they scheduled a second meeting for further discussion and organization. 

At the meeting in Fresno on October 28, 1945, the California State Bowling Association was officially founded and the first officers were elected, They included president Jack Major of San Francisco, first vice president Harry Stat of Long Beach, second first president Cliff Rishell of Oakland, third vice president Royal Van Dusen of San Diego, fourth vice president Art Parra of Long Beach, and secretary-treasurer Jack Armstrong of Los Angeles. 

Six weeks later on December 9 in Santa Maria, bylaws for the new state association were established and plans were initiated for the inaugural tournament. It was decided to hold the first event beginning October 19, 1946, at Sunset Bowling Center in Hollywood. Several meetings followed with the first tournament rules being thoroughly discussed and adopted. Application to ABC was made for a state charter and was issued on April 30, 1946. Articles of Incorporation under the laws of California were completed on July 18, 1946 and the organization came into being as a corporation on that date. 

It took a lot of hard work to get the first tournament off the ground, but off the ground it got.  The premier event, held on two weekends at one bowling center, attracted 166 teams, 400 sets of doubles, and 794 singles entries. The total prize fund amounted to $6,060. In the following years, with much earnest effort by all the pioneer officers and directors, the annual state championships grew by leaps and bounds. Alternating the tournament sites in northern and southern California each year, the event set new records for entries in 17 of its first 33 years, topped by the 3,747 team entries in 1978 in Orange County. The entries for 1981 in the Santa Clara Valley came close to the record with 3,728 teams, just 19 short. 

The host association team entry record was set in 1985 by Sacramento with 630 teams. That year the prize fund record was established when $403,672 was distributed among the winners. Every year from 1975 through 1985 the team entry total topped the 3,000 mark. This was during the period that the sport of bowl­ing enjoyed unprecedented popularity and ABC membership was at its peak. 

Since then, ABC membership dropped slowly year by year and, following national, state and local association trends, the California state tournament experienced a decline in participation. However, the California championships remains one of the largest and best state tournaments in the nation. In fact, the percentage of bowlers who participate in the annual event compared to national and state membership figures, has not decreased at all and still quite high. 

Prior to 1994, the California State Bowling Championships had been an event exclusively for male bowlers in the state. For many years the national, state and local association constitutions and bylaws had limited membership in the ABC to men only. Then in March 1994 delegates to the ABC national convention approved previous action by ABC’s board of directors to remove the “male only” affiliation to ABC membership. Thus, anyone, male or female, who paid the annual dues became eligible to obtain ABC membership and became entitled to all benefits of the organization, including participation in national, state and local association championship tournaments. As a result, the 1994 championships saw women participate for the first time, with about 200 females taking part. No longer known as the “men’s” state tournament, the number of women participants increased dramatically during the next few years as more and more women joined the ranks of ABC members. 

There were some difficult times during the formative years of the CSBA, but with much dedication and hard work those involved helped make the association and the state tournament a success. The officers and directors of the CSBA continued to look ahead, constantly seeking ways to give California bowlers the finest state tournament in the country. Although it is not always evident and it is not often expressed, the contributions and years of service by the hundreds of state officers and directors from 1945-2006 is very much appreciated. The devotion to the CSBA and to the sport of bowling by those volunteers has made the state association an outstanding organization. 

In February of 2006, history broke again when the CSBA merged with the California Women’s Bowling Association (CWBA) and the California Young American Bowling Alliance, Inc. (CSYABA) creating one state organization called the California USBC Association. With the same goals intact of promoting the sport of bowling, together we move forward once again. 

CSBA President History

The success of the California State Bowling Association (CSBA) can be attributed to many things, but great credit must go to those have served each year as president of the organization. 

Quite naturally, the presidents in the early years of the CSBA did not serve a long apprenticeship before rising to the position of importance. But, after a while the rest of them contributed great service for a number of years before becoming president, serving several years as a director and then four years as a vice president. There have been 53 presidents of the CSBA since 1946. One past president served for two terms and another, who was elected to serve, died just a few days before being installed in the office. Two of the past presidents have gone on to become presidents of the American Bowling Congress (ABC). Harry Sherwood was ABC president in the 1967-68 season and George Kampfen served as the ABC leader in the 1971-72 season. After a year as president, each person remained on the board for two more years. One year as junior past president and another year as senior past president – both positions with full participation and voting privileges. After that time, they no longer had a vote, but was welcome to attend meetings. And because of their knowledge of the functions of the association, they were often consulted and asked for assistance in matters of association policy. After retirement from the board, many past presidents continued a close relationship with the organization helping in what capacity they could. 

Our hats are off to all of the fine individuals whose loyalty and devotion gave them the opportunity to serve the California State Bowling Association and the bowlers of the Golden State.