Whether you have bowled in bowling league before or just bowled for fun, or never bowled before, summer leagues are a great time to join a bowling league and see if you like the sport of bowling. Summer leagues are usually smaller teams than winter leagues and only last a maximum of fifteen weeks.

Summer Ball leagues

"What a deal" for local bowlers looking to get a new ball or two this summer! With two separate bowling ball leagues running this summer, there is no reason you shouldn't have a brand new bowling ball or two in your bag.

Whether you bowl in one or both of this summer's ball leagues--Robb's Ball League at AMF Southwest Lanes (on Wible) on Thursday nights starting on May 15th, or the 19th annual Mega Ball League at Regency (on Real Road) on Tuesday nights starting on May 27--there's plenty of fun and excitement at both centers. For more info, call AMF Southwest Lanes at 834-2695 or Regency Bowling Center at 325-6428.

Printed summer league schedules are available at local centers. You can sign up as a team or sign up individually and be put on a team. Both of the above ball leagues are trio teams. Mega Ball is a mixed trio league while Robb's Ball league is any trio (men, women or mixed).

Roy Jones wins fourth ABT Title

Congratulations to local bowler Roy Jones who won his fourth ABT (Amateur Bowlers Tour) title on April 19 that was held at Oak Tree Lanes in Diamond Bar.

Two tournaments at Regency

Team Regency Lanes "Aims to strike out cancer"/Relay for Life No-Tap Fundraising Tournament, this Sunday, April 27, 2 p.m.

For those of you interested in helping Team Regency Lanes raise some funds for their involvement in this year's local Relay for Life, here's your chance to come support their efforts. For $20/adults or $12/kids 12 and under you can participate in a fun Singles No-Tap Tournament. This price is for three games and includes shoe rental and first and second place winner will receive a new bowling ball! Plus there will be other fun things going on during this tournament like if you get a strike when a natural color head pin is up, you will automatically receive one free game pass. Then if you get five free game passes, you can cash them in for $10 in Regency Bucks! Come out and support Team Regency Lanes this Sunday before they participate in our local Relay for Life on May 3rd. For further information on this event, call 661/444-6397.

Regency's Next No-Tap Tournament, Sunday, May 18, 2 p.m., Regency Bowling Center.

Back by popular demand and with some changes, bowlers are invited to come bowl this fun event. First tournament was a rousing success and took place on April 13 with Jana Richardson showing she could put together some pretty good games bowling no-tap (208-260-244). This event was open to bowlers with a 180 average and below.

The May 18th tournament will be for 180 average bowlers and below but also have a division for bowlers with a 181 average and higher so it basically is open to everyone now! Handicap will be 80% of 180 for the 180 and below average bowlers and 80% of 220 for the 181 and higher average bowlers. Entry fee is $20 which is for 3 games and there will be an optional 3-6-9 pot for $5. Further information by either calling Regency at 325-6428 or following Regency at Regencylanes661.

Scratch Tournament in Santa Maria

Scratch bowlers there will be a 10 Game Scratch Marathon across 20 lanes on Saturday, May 3, starting at 10 a.m. at Rancho Bowl in Santa Maria. Guaranteed first place is $500 and prize fund payout is 1 in 5 entries. Entry fee is $65 by April 28; late entry fee is $75. Optional brackets and High Game side pots available. For further information, contact Lou Gilless at 805/922-9780 or email him at Gilless0223@comcast.net.

Weekly Super Scores

A couple of 300's to report that took place over the last two weeks for two very special local bowlers.

First one took place on April 7 when Ron Andrews fired his fourth 300 game this season bowling in the Bakersfield Scratch Trio league at Regency Lanes for his first game of the night. Wow, what a season for Andrews which started in early February when he bowled the dueling 300 game against Mike Hefley in the Tuesday Men's league at Regency, then 300 number 2 came the very next week, same pair, same league. Number 3 was rolled at AMF Southwest Lanes while he competed in the Mixed Doubles division of our 2014 Mixed City Tournament and then this one. He has a career total of ten perfectos.

Last Thursday, April 17, bowling in the Social Group league at Regency Lanes, Tim Gardea quietly shot a 300 game. It has been three years since he has had a 300 game.


Tues.-Fri., Apr. 22-25: USBC National Convention, Silver Legacy, Reno, www.bowl.com

Thurs., Apr. 24: Marge's Super Senior No-Tap Tournament, 1 p.m., Regency Lanes, 661/325-6428.

Sat., Apr. 26: San Joaquin Bowling Club Doubles Tournament, 10 a.m., AMF Sierra Lanes, 559/385-8837.

Sat.-Sun., Apr. 26-27: Teen Masters Qualifier, AMF Sierra Lanes, Fresno, 434/227-0205.

Sun., Apr. 27: Team Regency Lanes' Aims to Strike Out Cancer/Relay for Life No-Tap Tournament, 2 p.m., Regency Lanes, 661/325-6428.

Sat., May 3: 10 Game Scratch Marathon, 10 a.m., Rancho Bowl, Santa Maria, CA, 805/922-9780.

Sat.-Sun., May 3-4: Pepsi State Finals, Fountain Bowl, Fountain Valley.