Schedule Change

Our next tournament at Lariat Bowl in Red Bluff will now take place on October 1st, with our final event of the season taking place at Caveman Bowl in Grants Pass, Oregon on October 22nd.
Thank you for your understanding of these changes.

Tournament Results

August – Lava Lanes in Medford, OR

Congratulations to Medford, Oregon’s Tony Cox for becoming our 4th different OR / CA Senior Tournament Champion. Tony defeated Sean Fischer of Chico, California 227-197 in the Championship match to collect a $500 prize.

We had 26 bowlers for our 5th event of the season at Lava Lanes of Medford, with good scores coming on the Great Wall of China Kegel pattern.

Redding champion Brian Tinsley of Live Oak, California led qualifying with a +169 score, with the Cox shooting a 242 the last game of qualifying to sneak in as the cut number for match play at +93. Joe Guches became our third member to shoot a 300 game in qualifying this season, and he used the big final game qualifying to vault him into the finals as well. Nicco Holt was our high super senior out of the cash award winner with a 9th place effort overall at +73 for $100 and our only woman participant – Jill Creamer of Redding – qualified in second overall with a very nice +151 score.

The Matchplay round had some big momentum swings as Cox went from 8th to the lead in only two games on the strength of back to back 250’s, but Fischer locked up the #1 seed with a victory over Cox in the final matchplay game. Tinsley used a 233 victory over Creamer to edge out Don Carle for the final stepladder spot by 13 pins.

In the stepladder, Cox jumped out to an early lead and defeated Tinsley in the first match 245-197. The Title match was close throughout, with Cox stepping up in the 10th frame with a 10 pin lead & on a strike. Needing the first strike to shut out Fischer, Cox buried a strike to seal the win before adding the next two strikes to finish at 227. Fischer collected $375 for the runner-up finish.

Rick Yunke of Chico was our ball raffle winner of a new Brunswick Teal Rhino.

I want to thank Mike Buckman and all the Lava Lanes staff for being a wonderful host, as well as our sponsors, Adam Ishman & Brunswick Bowling, Donald D Marquart Sr & Epicenter, & Pat Young with Smooth Release Pro Shop.

Results, scores, cash prizes are posted at

Our next tournament will be at Lariat Bowl in Red Bluff, CA on October 1st. Entry forms are live on

July – Epicenter in Klamath Falls, OR

Congrats to Medford’s Brian Sendelbach who became our first 2 time champion by winning the OR / CA Senior Bowling Tour at The Epicenter on July 17th.

Brian defeated Chico’s Pat Young in the Title match 191-154 to collect $425, while Pat collected $350 for second. Pat had advanced to the Title match by stopping Jeff Polson of Medford in the semi final match 234-227. Polson collected $275 for third.

We had 21 bowlers that bowled in our first Oregon event. Brian led qualifying and became our second bowler to shoot a 300 to finish with a stellar +231, with David Brown being the cut number at +75, while Tony Cox was the first out of the cut and collected a $150 check at +71 for 7th place. Mark Johnston was our high super senior out of the cash for a $100 award.

A special thank you to our wonderful host Donald D Marquart Sr and Epicenter for a smoothly run tournament, as well as our sponsors, Brunswick Bowling & Adam Ishman, and Smooth Release Pro Shop and Pat Young. Don has graciously stepped up to sponsor our High Woman out of the cash award for the rest of this season so that we will pay $100 to the high non-cashing woman at each event regardless of entries.

Results, scores, cash prizes are posted at

Our next tournament will be at Lava Lanes in Medford on August 13th. Entry forms are live on

Winner Brian Sendelbach (Right) With Runner Up Pat Young


Congratulations to Brian Tinsley for winning our OR / CA Senior Bowling Tournament at Country Bowl yesterday. Brian defeated top seed Bob Reed in a close match, 232-224 to collect his first OR / CA SBT victory and a $450 payday.

We had 28 bowlers turn out to bowl in our third event of the season, with a moderately high scoring pace on the day. Brian Tinsley also was our first bowler to record a 300 in our new bowling club, and he led qualifying with a new record of 1247. The cut score was a +92 to make the top 8 for matchplay, with Brian Sendelbach getting the last check for 9th at +91. Tim Weston was our high Super Senior out of cash and collect the $100 prize, while Jill Creamer was our high woman out of cash for her $100 prize.

At the end of matchplay, Tinsley, Reed, and Jeff Polson had taken the top three positions to secure spots in the stepladder, with Polson holding off a late charge by Chris Gulliford by one pin. In the first match, a couple of untimely splits by Polson erased an early lead, and Tinsley threw a late 7 bagger for the 257-221 win. The title match was a back and forth affair that was never more than 10 pins difference. Brian finished first, with Reed having a chance to Double and get 9 pins to win the match. Bob got the first strike on a flush shot, but a ringing 10 pin on his second shot secured the victory for Brian.
I would like to give a big THANK YOU to Anthony Thompson and Country Bowl for hosting us, as well as all of the help this weekend for a super smoothly ran tournament. I also want to thank all the bowlers who came out to bowl, especially those that continue to help promote and encourage new participants for our newly founded organization.

June's Country Bowl Winner Brian Tinsley

May – Bowlero Chico in Chico, CA

We had our second official OR / CA Senior Tour event this season last Saturday at Chico Bowlero.

We had 17 bowlers bowl, & we cut to and paid out the top 6 qualifiers plus a bonus check for the high non-cashing super senior.
Scores were pretty moderate, with the cut after 5 games of qualifying of +43. Joe Flower was the high Super Senior out of the cut for the second month in a row at +9 for a $100 award.

John Gould led qualifying at +185, followed by Ron Mossbarger at +128. Following 3 games of matchplay with bonus pins and carryover from qualifying, John held the top spot for the stepladder finals @+364, over Sean Fischer +242 and Jason McCleary +225. Matt Surina finished 4th for $225, Ron Mossbarger 5th for $175, and Steve Fasoletti 6th for $145.

In the first stepladder match, it came down to the 10th, with Sean striking out in the tenth to force Jason to double, which he did to squeak out a 215-204 match. Sean collected $275 for 3rd, and he also was the raffle ball winner for a new Brunswick Defender Hybrid.
The Championship match stayed close until a finishing 5 bagger sealed the win for John over Jason. Jason collected $325 for second, with John taking home $425 for the win.

March – Yreka Lanes, Yreka, CA

We had 15 bowlers turnout today for the first OR / CA Senior Bowling Tour. With the generosity of our sponsors: Adam Ishman and Brunswick bowling, Bob Reed‘s Pro Shop in Yreka, and Pat Young’s Smooth Release Pro Shop in Chico, we were able to pay 6 spots as well as a high super senior out of the money extra check.

After qualifying, Brian Sendelbach led the field at +202, with David Brown +185, Jason McCleary +175, Joe Mitchell +143, John Lyn Gould +110, and Jill Creamer +98 as the last one in the cut. Joe Flower was our high super senior out of cash at +97 for $100 cash.

After 3 additional games of head to head matchplay, Brian locked up the #1 seed for the stepladder over David and Jason. Jill Creamer finished 4th for $250, John Lyn Gould finished 5th for $214, and Joe Mitchell finished 6th for $180.

David defeated Jason in the first match, 222-203. Jason received $300 for 3rd. In a high scoring & close Title match that featured 11 strikes for the champ and 10 for the runner-up, Brian defeated Dave 277-245. Brian got $500 for the win and Dave received $400 for second.

Thank you to Yreka Lanes and all their staff for a smoothly run tournament as well as the bowlers who came out for our first tournament.