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Blank not shooting blanks at local lanes


Our featured women’s bowler of the week is Carmen Blank.

Blank started her recreation bowling career in Los Angeles in 1980 when she was 20 years old.

She moved to Lake Tahoe in 1990 and started bowling at Tahoe Bowl in 1995 in the His and Hers League. Blank’s two children, Michael, 9, is now bowling in the Prep League in his third year, and Matthew, 7, is bowling in the Bantam League in his third year.

Blank’s highest game is 196 and highest series, 503, was rolled last week at Tahoe Bowl.

Blank bowls to meet people, have fun, and laugh, socialize and have a good time.

In the Guys and Dolls League, rolling for Hit & Miss, averaging 128, Blank rolled games of 156-180-167 for a 503 series, qualifying her as Shott’s women’s bowler of the week. Great bowling, Carmen!

Our featured men’s bowler of the week is Dan Pincus.

Pincus started bowling in the Rocket Peewees League at Rocket Bowl in Chatsworth, Calif., when he was just 11 years old in 1973. While hiking with his friend, John McDowell, they passed by the bowling alley and decided to drop in and bowl. The manager told them to come back on Saturday. After arriving at John’s home, they learned that John’s father was a league bowler, and he started both of them bowling in the Saturday Peewee League.

Pincus moved to Thousand Oaks, Calif., in the mid-1980s and began bowling in the adult league at Conejo Bowl for eight consecutive years. Pincus moved to Lake Tahoe in 1997 and started competing in the Basin Bowlers League in November 1998.

His highest game, 246, was rolled at Vista Lanes in Palmdale, Calif., in 1991, and highest series is 603. Pincus was on the first-place team as a junior in high school at Conejo Bowl in 1975 and has participated in four Pro-Am Tournaments, including one at the Showboat in Las Vegas.

Pincus bowls because it’s the only sport that he’s excels at and his goal is to win a side pot against some of the good bowlers.

In the Basin Bowlers, rolling for Rollin Hard, averaging 163, Pincus rolled games of 202-160-211 for a 573 series, qualifying him as Shott’s men’s bowler of the week. Great bowling, Dan!

Special congratulations to Mary Bondietti, who rolled games of 213-170-220, for a 603 series for the Dean Witter team in the His and Hers League.

High scores of the week

Gutter Gussies (2/22) – Tammy Kirchubel 207, Doris Aeberli 200, Barbara Harvey 180, Bobbie Wingate 177. Ho Hum Trio (2/23) – Candice Castiglione 183, Terri Paul 176, Tillie Allen 172, Carmen Withrow 171. South Tahoe Seniors (2/23) – Clyde Perlenfein 180, Leo Fuller 182, Joan Haglund 187, Mac Miranda 187, Bobbie Keiper 180, Jack Pot 194, Ray Horton 178, Guy Johnson 211, Robert McGuire 212, Rande Howell 191, Doris Aeberli 193, Franz Goepfert 203-215/611, Sheila Danna 182. His and Hers (2/23) – Raymond Wilson 208, Dennis Hofferbor 201-212-232/649, Robert Pederson 202, William Campbell 235/623, Don Dendauw 189, George Bergman 210, Richard Hart 226, Kevin Iggens 211-222/609, Don Halvorson 213-206, Mary Bondietti 213-220/603, Jim Klopp 203, George Markis 212-200, George Alm 221-246/653, James Sterling 222, Marcy Kivi 189, Mike Kivi 247-233/660, Neil Nyswonger 188, Andy Massey 205, Daryl Regala 203, Vic Nagy 191, Michael Blank 245-215-202/662, Jim Hammond 215-207/609. Sierra Hi Balls (2/24) – Ken Kostelnik 231, Sandy Ahbens 207, Jack Post 197, Steve Cooney 208. Goofers (2/24) – Harold Bogardus 231, Don Mayer 228, Dennis Minami 227, Greg Smith 212, Norman Kellogg 208, Linda Cherry 227, Mona Terrell 221, Doris Brozzo 200, Norma Thayer 185, Ann Fitzsimmons 187, Tom DeGuide 201. Guys and Dolls (2/25) – Carmen Blank 180, Jim Alex 209, William Campbell 216-232/622, Tom Nobriga 209, Jere Petrie 212, Brian Stanton 258, Neil Jones 225, Bob Swift 200, Mario Lomibao 224, Richard Hart 203, Chris Fountain 202, Lorna Hart 195, Rick Soyland 201, Cindi Wells 202, Mike Cullen 215, Judy Houle 192, Al Line 204, Kathy Bolinger 186, Bob Bolinger 210-210-213/633, David Smock 200, Pat Fountain 204. Mixed Scratch Trio (2/25) – Franz Goepfert 204, Kevin Blair 224, Mario Lomibao 224, Mike Blank 221-202/613, Rick Soyland 215-204/613, Tom Otomo 258/629, Willie Campbell 215-258-207/680, Bob 207, David Ramsay 217-201/609, John Shott 238/623, Russ Anderson 210. Basin Bowlers (2/26) – Don Swafford 195, Doug La Pierre 204, Larry Johnson 212, Rande Howell 215-244/648, Lupe Espinoza 215, Dan Pincus 202-211, Ray Knutson 197, Russ Anderson 234/603, Willie Campbell 200-201, Huey Melhorn 191, Wayne Koch 215, Jon Wallace 215, Ray Wilson 202.

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