The Latest News from Tenpins & More

June 22, 2017


Marty Bedford won Sunday's "best three of four" bowling tournament at Tenpins & More after being able to drop a 178 game.   Bedford finished with 664, made up of 205, 240 and a closing 219 to beat Cristobal Ortega by 15 pins.  

Ortega seemingly had a win in hand needing another strike on top of a three-bagger in frames seven, eight and nine of his last game but left a pocket 7-10 split to finish with 649.   He beat Dennis Helmick's 642, followed by Guillermo Espinosa's 617.

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The 4th Youth New Mexico Open will be held in conjunction with the 14th New Mexico Open at Tenpins & More from August 17-20.   It's the first time that a sizeable contingent of youth bowlers will have the chance to bowl "alongside" some of America's best players, including defending champion, Eric Hatchett of Henderson, Nevada and 2014 champion, Craig Nidiffer of Trenton, Michigan, both early confirmed entries in the $ 60,000 plus tournament.

Qualifying squads for youth will be held at 12 noon and 4 pm on Thursday August 17 and at 9 am and 2 pm on Friday August 18. The top eight in both the scratch and under 180-average divisions will bowl an elimination final on Sunday August 20 at 8 am.

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Seventeen leagues are on the schedule for the next fall league season commencing late August/early September at Tenpins & More.   Flyers will be available on-line and at the Center at 1416 Deborah Road SE in Rio Rancho from this week.


UPCOMING: Click here to visit our calendar page

Sun June 25: New Mexico Open win-a-spot at 9 am

Fri June 30, Sat/Sun July 1& 2: Final squads in Summer Handicap Games

Tues July 4: Summer Handicap Masters finals at 9 am

In older news...

June 14

High average bowlers from seven different states are early entrants in the New Mexico Open, set for it's 14th renewal at Tenpins & More from August 17-20.   Bowlers from New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona, California, Florida, Kentucky and Texas are signed up, including past top ten finishers such as defending champion, Eric Hatchett, Vernon Peterson, Steve Novak, Marty Bedford, Edward Rede, Carl Chavez and Chad Lusche.

The event this year is likely to attract a full field of 240 for the first time, following the addition of the 4th Youth New Mexico Open to the packed four-day schedule.   Tournament director, Steve Mackie said up to sixteen states are expected to send players to the $ 60,000 event.

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Mike Riley of Los Lunas pulled out the biggest game he could - a perfect game of 300 - to win Sunday's Spring 9-pin No-Tap open division at Tenpins & More. He beat out Marty Bedford 1,604 to 1,601 with leftie, Dan Rupp third on 1,598.  

Cliff Byer finished strongly with 252, 275, 266 (793) to win Men's A from Stephen Poswiatowski by 32 pins, followed by Tristan Sanders in third.

Joe Murphy moved up a division from Men's C to Men's B and won anyway with 1,289, finishing 90 pins ahead of a tie for second place between Jay Medas and Steve Ross on 1,199.

New Wednesday night league bowler (and golfer), Brad Palmerton won Men's C in a close finish with 1,259 from Casey Garrigan 1,242 and Fred Murphy 1,231.

Aileen Linares, who has numerous youth tournaments coming up this summer back east, won Women's A with 1,423 ahead of Troi Donnachaidh's 1,385 and Madeline Jaramillo on 1,277.

Gloria Gonzakowski won Women's B by 91 pins from Dana Sanders' 1,090 followed by Linda Herrera third with 1,074.

Samantha Garafolo was a model of consistency in winning Women's C shooting 198, 219, 231, 231, 206 and 199 for 1,284, well ahead of Arthana Hampel's 1,163 and Michele Cameron's 1,134 in third.

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