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2019 DW CHALLENGE

CONGRATULATIONS!

Costa Gastouniotis
Boys Scratch Champion

Joanne Alibayan
Girls Scratch Champion

Ellie Houser
Handicap Champion

 

Thank you to Target for donating backpacks and
school supplies to the three Champions!

AUG 10-11 RESULTS:
LAST CHANCE QUALIFIER RESULTS
SEMI-FINAL RESULTS
BOYS SCRATCH BRACKET RESULTS
GIRLS SCRATCH BRACKET RESULTS
HANDICAP BRACKET RESULTS

JUNE 29-30 LAST CHANCE QUALIFIERS:
CAL BOWL QUALIFIER RESULTS
STEVE COOK’S FIRESIDE LANES RESULTS

MATADOR LANES QUALIFIER RESULTS

LOCAL QUALIFYING Continue reading 2019 DW CHALLENGE

2019 WINNER

MANAGER OF THE YEAR
Will Huefner

William ‘Will’ Huefner has a passion for bowling and has dedicated most of his youth and adult life to this sport and has given back to the sport on many levels ranging from youth bowling all the way up to his adult years!

Since 2014 Mr. Huefner has managed Beale Lanes located at Beale Air Force Base and he has nearly doubled its revenue and the center is now open 7 days a week to handle the bowlers and military personal. This is amazing and can be directly attributed to the hard work, dedication and loyalty to the sport of bowling and the industry as a whole!

2019 WINNER

YOUTH DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Tammie Myers

Tammie Meyers has been a key part of youth bowling in the Yuba Sutter area going back tto the 90’s at Yuba City Bowl. She currently runs the Youth Program at Nu Generation Lanes ad has been for almost 20 years. She single handedly spearheaded bringing scholarships to the youth programs in the early 2000’s and since then has given out over $35,000 in scholarships. Tammie coordinates all of the youth tournament dates, transportation, hotels, and even set up fundraisers to help offset cost or even to beef up the scholarship funds! Much of this was done on her personal time and many times with her own money with little to no help unless the parents and kids pitched in! Thank You Tammie!

2019 SOT WINNER

ROMAN HEATH SELECTED AS 2019 STAR OF TOMORROW WINNER

Roman Heath resides in Modesto and has been bowling since the age of 7. He has countless numbers of accomplishments in bowling including 9 USBC certified 300 games, making it on the All Coast Team of 2018 and placing in the top 3 for various NC-JET tournaments. He also placed in the Diddy Watts and the CA Pepsi State tournaments. He’s also interested in one day coaching and helping bowlers with their game! He is a very well-rounded young man!

2019 HOF MERITORIOUS SERVICE RECIPIENT – PARKER

2019 Hall of Fame Inductee
ROSIE PARKER

Rosie Parker has been involved in bowling for over 55 years and is the newest Past President of the CUSBC. She has served the California bowlers for many years and she has always been very diplomatic and empathetic when it comes to explaining rules etc. She has kept bowling at a high level of integrity and has always respected bowling and bowlers.

2019 HOF SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE RECIPIENTS

2019 Hall of Fame Inductee
MARV SARGENT

Marv Sargent, who was born in San Diego and raised in El Cajon started bowling at a young age and has never looked back! He joined adult leagues when he turned 17 and bowled his first Cal-State tournament in San Diego the next year. He has bowled in many State Tournaments since then and has done quite well! He boasts over 8-800’s, many 300’s, and a high average of 233. He was the P.B.A. Western Region Bowler of the Year in 2002. He has so many accomplishments there are too many to list here!

 

2019 Hall of Fame Inductee
MICHELE CARTER

Michele Carter, who also resides in San Diego, has a certified high average of 220, 12-300 games and 3 certified 800 series. She has bowled in many of the California State Tournaments and was the winner of the 2002 CWBA All-Events.

CONVENTION 2019

Annual Meeting & Convention
June 8-9, 2019

Ontario Gateway Hotel

SAVE THE DATE!
Hotel Picadilly, Fresno
June 13-14, 2020


CONVENTION DOCUMENTATION
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


2018-19 BVL DONATIONS
TOP THREE LOCAL ASSOCIATIONS

Citrus Belt USBC
$14,161.19

San Diego USBC
$12,849.20

Orange County USBC
$8,601.25

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!


CUSBC 2019 State Convention Recap

by: Bette Addington, CA Bowling Writers

June 7-9, 2019
Ontario Gateway Hotel, Ontario, CA

The 13th annual CUSBC State Convention took place down south in Ontario the weekend of June 7-9. Delegates from associations all across the state attended.

Fri., June 7:
–Friday night kicked off with a Mystery Doubles Tournament Mixer held at Bowlium Lanes in Montclair put on by the CYC Youth Committee and run solely by the youth. We had 16 bowlers show and had one 300 game shot by Daniel Hong from Fullerton. We paid out giftcards to the top three places.

Sat., June 8:
–Saturday started with Delegate Registration at 9am until 4pm.

–Then the Youth Meeting was from 11am-12 noon for all the Youth Delegates. We provided an update on what the CYC has been working on. One is a new youth scholarship that a family member started in memory of his aunt and uncle that were so involved with California bowling. It is the “Braheme Family Memorial Youth Scholarship Award Application” for $1000. We also presented some of our youth honor award that were applied for. These are for 298-299-300 games and 700-750 (girls) and 800 series awards. We were unable to show two videos of our youth so that was postponed until the Jamboree.

–The USBC Jamboree took place from 1:30pm-4pm with USBC Western Regional Manager David Prange and was open to both Youth and Adult Delegates. The room was filled with approximately 80 attending. David started the Jamboree with a film clip from the TV show Kelly & Ryan which featured Katelyn Abigania, from San Diego, who is a reigning U12 Division Jr. Gold Champion and she showed off her bowling skills on a temporary one lane and easily got a couple of strikes on live TV! She represented the sport very well.

But, next, would make all of GEUSBC bowlers proud, as he brought up the Eyewitness News/Channel 29 big interview with CUSBC 2nd VP David Waybright for his signing with Arizona Christian!! The room went wild!! David went red!!! Priceless!!!

Prange then went into his first presentation which outlined the ALA (Association Leadership Academy) and said that in 2018 272 associations/540 attendees participated. So far this year they have had four at the IBC (International Bowling Campus) in TX. He encouraged associations to participate in this.

Next up was information on the Center Certification program. Prange said they have been collecting a lot of data since 2018-19 was a grace year. But, he added, that 2019-20 season will also be a grace year. He encouraged all to complete certification and send them in on the updated center inspection report. Associations can now charge up to $10 per lane for this inspection if they so wish. But, he stressed, this is purely up to each association to decide. These reports are due each year by Aug. 31st and he added to send them in with what’s wrong because USBC want to know. Some interesting stats….24% of all centers pass all specs.; 76% have less than 5% out of spec.; 92% have less than 10% out of spec; and, 52% of all measurements are out of spec.

Under Equipment Specifications. August 1st is when the dry towel rule goes into effect. Dry shami’s are ok. Also on August 1st, the SafeSport RVP has to be passed by all association directors. This was passed by Congress and is a Federal Law as USBC is a member of the National Olympic Committee and that is why all associations under USBC are included. You will be removed from your Board by USBC if you are not compliant. And, USBC can dissolve an association if they all don’t comply! Any new Directors (18 years or older) elected to an association have (45) days of when they take office to take this RVP test. RVP is renewable once a year and takes like eight minutes to do. And, if you are RVP certified under another organization under SafeSport, like say Boy Scouts, you need to just go on and add USBC to your certification to be ok. While we are on this subject, under Observable Interruptible, make sure there are (2) adults in with a minor in closed offices like say the Tournament office. This is keeping all our members safe from abuse and inappropriate behavior designed for youth but it really encompasses adults and seniors as well.

When David asked how many at this Jamboree went to the 2019 USBC Convention only about a fourth raised their hands. Prange then showed a video of comedian Tim Gad that performed at the USBC Convention and here were a couple of the takeaways he presented—connect socially one on one; talk with people, not at them; and, keep the need to find new ways to connect with people.

USBC needs to have all association Archive Files up to date. Be sure to send your current ByLaws to them to have on file in case something ever happened to your association’s office. David said he hopes to continue his conference calls with association Presidents & Assoc. Managers. And, as always, please feel free to share any success with David (David.prange@bowl.com)!

Saturday night was the annual Awards Banquet and was well attended. The following were honored:

$1,000 Youth State Scholarship Recipients:
Roman Heath, Blake Jozwiakowski, Zoe Rodriguez

$2,500 Star of Tomorrow Scholarship Winner:
Roman Heath

Youth Program Director of the Year:
Tammie Myers (not present)

General Manager of the Year:
Will Huefner

Hall of Fame Inductees:
Rosie Parker, Meritorious Service
Marv Sargent, Superior Performance
Michele Carter, Superior Performance

Sun., June 9:
The 2019 CUSBC Annual Meeting took place on Sunday morning. Credential Report showed only (46) Adult Delegates, (12) Youth Delegates and (15) CUSBC Board present for a total of (73) eligible to vote.

For CUSBC Championship Tournaments, the Open/Women’s to date have had (416) teams competing this year and budgeted for (450). CUSBC Championship Tournament for 2020 will be held at Forest Lanes in Lake Forest with opening weekend April 4-5 and will run for nine weekends with the final weekend of June 27-28. $15,000 will be added to the prize fund!

Youth State is coming up in July for three weekends. They are going to try something new at Youth State with a random draw each squad (lane & bowler position) and will give out $100 scholarships! In 2018, Youth State had (120) teams and awarded $30k in scholarships. Pepsi Youth runs from Nov. thru May and awards $50k in scholarships. They have also upped it now where there are 8 winning divisions instead of 6 plus they also qualify for Jr. Gold. And, they have also just partnered with Strike 12 Jerseys (Strike12Creations.com, 805/552-6771). Check them out if you are needing shirts for your board.

For CUSBC Committee Reports, BVL had 220 bowlers compete in the 2019 BVL Helen Duval Classic back in March. They are currently looking for a center to host the 2020 BVL State tournament. And, once again, California was number one with the largest state association contributing to BVL for the 2017-18 season for the amount $106,488! CA has about 80,000 bowlers for 2019. Senior Singles (for bowlers 50 years of age and older) will take place in Monterey (Aug. 22-25) and they have 275 entered so far. CA State Singles will take place Oct. 19-20, in Santa Maria at Rancho Bowl.

CSSBA (Calif State Senior Bowling Assoc.) is hosting their 50th Cal State Senior Open Championships mid-Oct. thru mid-Nov. for five straight weekends. They already has 368 teams scheduled. It will be held in Modesto. Deadline to enter is Sept. 1st.

CUSBC Assoc. Manager Larry Peppers announced that the State Attorney General now requires a permit for raffles and that any group, league, or association needs to be careful when saying they are running a raffle – especially if you don’t have a permit and are not registered to run a raffle. If you register, they will require you to summarize all raffles by date, say how much income, how much expense, etc. Stay away from holding raffles – call them an “Opportunity” ticket.

Elections were held and all were incumbents except for two Directors—Terri Azvedo & Ronnie Yukihiro—both candidates had filed their nomination papers prior to the meeting and were introduced. Both were from Orange County. There were no candidates from the floor. All candidates up for election were voted in.

The date and location of the 2020 CUSBC State Convention will be June 13-14, 2020 at the Hotel Piccadilly in Fresno, CA. This Annual meeting, which started at 9am, was over at 10:46am.

Also at State Convention: Spectrum Credit Union had a booth outside our room for the Annual Meeting and Daniel Hasegawa was there to announce that Spectrum has now added CUSBC to their Credit Union and offering memberships. If any of us from CUSBC opens a membership with the Spectrum Credit Union, a $25 donation from Spectrum will go to our State Youth Scholarships; plus $25 will go to YOU when you open your account. And, after opening an account, if you refer a family member to open an account then that initial member will get a $25 referral fee and the new account member will also get $25.  They have great rates to get loans (1.85% for money market). Contact Daniel today at 510-627-5039.

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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