Tuholski tames Corvallis lanes

Oregon bowling tour keeps season moving forward
By Cliff Pfenning,

CORVALLIS - It might not have been as packed a setting as most events in past years, but winning a second-straight outing felt pretty good to Craig Tuholski Sunday at the OBA Tour event at Highland Lanes.

Tuholski, a 25-year veteran of OBA Tour events, ended a decade-long drought of wins by winning a trophy with his son, Chris, during a recent doubles event at Firebird Lanes in Salem.

Sunday, he owned Corvallis enough to win in a second consecutive outing.

“It sure was a long drought,” Tuholski said. “But, now, I’m on something of a roll. It feels great.”

The tournament played out along with the unique conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic in that all the competitors wore masks during the tournament, as did everyone else in the facility. The tournament time limit had play close out with matches rather than the traditional stepladder, and Tuholski won with the top average of nearly 240.

The OBA Tour returns to action Dec. 13 at Hazel Dell Lanes, in Vancouver, Wash.

Sunday's event was a first in Corvallis for the OBA Tour.

Play within the Pro Bowlers Association continues in the Northwest Region with the Jan Jordan Memorial Classic, Nov. 20-22, at Linn Lanes in Lebanon. 













Bowling centers reopening

Portland's bowling alleys got the state to recognize their plight
Staff Report

A week of motivated rallies helped Portland-area bowling alleys get the state to reconsider Phase One requirements and allow them to reopen immediately in news reported Thursday afternoon.

Bowling alleys in the tri-county area (Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas) had been closed since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in March caused the state to create a three-phase guide for reopening. After seven months, all three counties remain in Phase One, which keeps non-essential businesses such as bowling alleys that involve larger groups of people to gather in the state of closure.

A rally on Oct. 11 involving the 15 Portland-area lanes, got local media attention, and a promotional video the state bowling business leaders produced showing the safeguards they'd put in place, caused the state to reconsider its guidelines. The move allows skating rinks to reopen as well.

Tough guidelines still exist such as closure by 10 p.m., and no more than 50 people are allowed in the lanes at one time. But, the business operators have already prepped for such guidelines, including closing every other lane and constantly cleaning all surfaces.


Bowling in Oregon

4 Seasons Bowling Center, Hillsboro

AMF Firebird Lanes, Salem

Azalea Lanes, Brookings

Brickyard Lanes, LaGrande

Bullwinkle’s Fun Center, Wilsonville

Caveman Bowling, Grants Pass

Cottage Bowl, Cottage Grove

Desert Lanes, Hermiston

Elkhorn Lanes, Baker City

Elks Bowling Club, Astoria

Emerald Lanes, Eugene

Epicenter, Klamath Falls

Family Fun Bowling, Drain

Firs Bowl, Eugene

Four Seasons Bowling, Hillsboro

Gearhart Bowl

Gilchrist Lanes

Grand Central Bowl, Portland

Hanscams Bowling Center, Klamath Falls

Highland Bowl, Corvallis

Holiday Bowl, Florence

Kellogg Bowl, Milwaukie

KingPins - Beaverton, Portland

Lakeshore Lanes, Albany

Langer’s Fun Center, Sherwood

Lava Lanes, Bend

Lava Lanes, Medford

Linn Lanes Bowling Center, Lebanon

Lower Columbia Bowl, Astoria

Madras Bowl

Mt. Hood Lanes, Gresham

Milwaukie Bowl

Mounts Bowl

Muggly’s Bowling, Toledo

Nicoli’s Grill and Sports Bar, Lake Oswego

Nickel Bowl, Myrtle Creek

North Bend Lanes, North Bend

Northgate Bowl, Salem

NW Bowlers, Facebook Group

Northwest Senior Tour

Oldeline Lanes and Kitchen, Lincoln City

Orchard Lanes, Hood River

Oregon Bowlers Association

Oregon State USBC

Oregon Trail Lanes, St. Helens

Park Lanes, Hillsboro

PBA Northwest Region

PBA West Region

Rainbow Lanes, Forest Grove

Reedsport Lanes

Revolutionary Tournament Bowling, Handicapped

Roxy Ann Lanes, Medford

Shandy’s Bowling Center, La Pine

Silver Creek Lanes, Silverton

Southern Oregon Bowling Association

Starlite Lanes, Dallas

Strike City Lanes, Eugene

Sun Mountain Fun Center, Bend

Sunset Lanes, Ontario

Super Play Fun Center, Beaverton

TenDown Bowling, Roseburg

The Rec, Keizer

Tillamook Lanes

Tigard Bowl

TJ’s Family Fun Center, Lakeview

Wallowa Valley Lanes, Joseph

Walnut City Lanes, McMinnville

Willow Lanes, Heppner

Wilsonville Lanes

Woodburn Bowl


Prep bowlers aiming for state tournament

Medford's Lava Lanes set to host event, Feb. 25-27
By Cliff Pfenning,

Teams from across the state will be aiming to dethrone Roseburg and Hidden Valley at the 2011 Oregon State USBC Feb. 25-27 in Medford.

Roseburg won the boys title, while Hidden Valley won the girls title earlier this year at Valley Lanes in Beaverton. The Indians overcame an MVP performance from Matt McGill of Grants Pass, while the Mustangs featured MVP Stephanie Carter.

The first of the seven district tournaments is set for Jan. 29 in Bend. Sixteen teams will qualify for the state tournament. Last year, the tournament awarded more than $11,000 in scholarships.

An All-Star Tournament is set for March 12-13 in Prineville.


District 1: Feb. 5, 6 at Tillamook Lanes

District 2: Jan. 30 at AMF Albany Lanes

District 3: Feb. 13 at AMF 20th Century Lanes, Portland

District 4: Jan. 30, Firs Bowl, Eugene

District 5: Feb. 6, Lava Lanes, Medford

District 6: Jan. 29, Lava Lanes, Bend

District 7: Feb. 13, Rodeo Lanes, Pendleton



Feb. 25, 26, 27 at Lava Lanes, Medford



March 12, 13 at Rimrock Lanes, Prineville

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