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2013 FRESNO BOWLING
CHAMPIONSHIPS


"24th Annual" F.B.C.

18 weekends!
Aug. 4th to Dec. 9th
Entries Close Aug. 3rd

For more information Call Joe at
559-252-4885
Send in your entry form NOW by:
mail - 5835 E Hamilton, Fresno, CA 93727

now being held at

Sierra Lanes - 6450 N Blackstone Ave


Entries will be mailed out to squad organizers as soon as possible.

Another article from the Fresno Bee on our closing: "Demolition is expected to kick off before the end of this month on Fresno's iconic Cedar Lanes bowling alley to make way for a planned Walmart Neighborhood Market. The half-century-old Cedar Lanes located at 3131 N. Cedar Ave. closed about a year ago. It was the site of countless rounds of bowling, amateur tournaments as well as several professional outings. “We appreciate the sentimental significance of this site and we are working with the City and residents on a permanent, in-store tribute to Cedar Lanes’ rich history,” said Amelia McLear, senior manager of Community Affairs for Walmart, in a statement. The new Walmart Neighborhood Market is expected to open in early 2015 and employ about 65 people. Delia Garcia, a Walmart spokesperson, said in an email that site prep is ongoing at the Cedar Lanes site. Once it is complete, demolition will begin, likely before the end of the month, she said. Walmart plans to open two additional smaller-format Neighborhood Markets in the Fresno area this year — one at the southwest corner of Herndon and Willow avenues and one at 1830 Shaw Ave. in Clovis. The Central Valley's first neighborhood market opened at 1320 N. Demaree St. in in Visalia in March." Relive some memories on our Facebook Page.

ENTRY FORMS
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Scratch & Handicap
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Page 1 (cover)
Page 2 (rules)
Page 3 (entry form)
Page 4 (early bird)

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About our Closing

"FRESNO, Calif. (KMPH) — "They had the professional bowlers here for a long time. They've had statetournaments here. They've had a lot of tournaments, big draw," Mike Shaban of Fresno said about Cedar Lanes.

Shaban has been bowling there from the beginning."Since 1959," he said.

But he didn't just go for the bowling. "At one time the Cedar Lanes prime rib was the finest in the Valley," he said.

Edgar Llewellyn has been on a league there for about 20 years. "I'm here a lot. I even have a locker here," Llewellyn said.

Marvin Stollar bowls at Cedar Lanes twice a week with his buddies. "We're not much at bowling, but there's a lot of camaraderie," he joked.

But that's all about the change.

The Wathen Group announced it recently bought the shopping center and will tear it down for redevelopment. It's news that has bowlers down in the gutter.

"It's like my second home. It's a big loss," Shaban said.

"I hate to see old Fresno landmarks go," Stollar said.

"Sad, it's sad yeah," Llewellyn said.

But Cedar Lanes isn't the only business that will have to shut its doors.

Just three years ago, Jimmie Bosquez spent $10,000 moving his Fresno based sports memorabilia store next to the bowling alley. He spent ten years across the street. But people came in and wanted to redevelop that shopping center and put in a Fresh n' Easy, which didn't last very long.

"Just shocked, little devastated, disappointed. I was hoping they would've been a little more honest and come forward and sat down with us tenants and told us what was going on," Bosquez said.

Instead, Jimmie got a letter Monday afternoon saying he has to be out by June 25th.

"I'd like to stay in the neighborhood. It's a good neighborhood. Everybody wants to move away from the neighborhood, but I want to stay," Bosquez said. "It takes money to move again. Right now, just looking at it, I would say we're pretty much done for a while."

As for Cedar Lanes' loyal customers, they'll have to move on too.

"I hope we're able to keep the group together and get started at another place," Stollar said.

"I want to do more fishing," Shaban said.

"That's the whole thing, I don't know," Llewellyn said.

The Wathen Group will not elaborate on what will go in the spot, once Cedar Lanes is gone. It released this statement to KMPH: "After a great deal of thought, investigation and outlook to the future, the ownership has come to the difficult decision that it is time for the property to be redeveloped so that it may begin a new history... We would like to share those future changes with you, due to business timing issues we are not at liberty to do so at this time."



Men's Handicap Team Event 1st: $2,000
based on 300 teams
Women's Handicap Team Event 1st: $2,000
based on 300 teams
Optional Scratch
based on entries

Estimated
2011 Prize Fund $80,000

 

Official Results

Farewell to Cedar Lanes

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Men's Singles - Handicap Women's Singles - Handicap
Men's Doubles - Scratch Women's Doubles - Scratch
Men's Doubles - Handicap Women's Doubles - Handicap
Men's Team - Scratch Women's Team - Scratch
Men's Team - Handicap Women's Team - Handicap
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Mixed Doubles - Handicap


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