AUGUST 13 Dan Brenning of Albuquerque

* Dan Brenning of Albuquerque added his name to the entry list for this week’s $ 70,000 New Mexico Open with a solid 1,398/6 in Sunday’s qualifier in Rio Rancho.

Brenning, using a slower approach and ball speed, threw 239, 212, 266, 225, 224 and 232 to beat returning Andy Byer of Rio Rancho with 1,329.

Brenning was entry number 207, with the 19th annual meet exceeding 200 entries for the first time since 2016.

Seven previous winners are in the field, including defending champion, Cortez Schenck from Phoenix alongside bowlers from fifteen states as well as Canada and Mexico.

Notables include two-time US Open champion, Francois Lavoie of Kansas who has twice been runner-up here (2015 and 2021), Steven Novak of Kentucky and local pro, DeeRonn Booker.

There are fifteen women and two youth bowlers signed up. The highest place by a female was current US Women’s Open winner, Bryanna Cote of Arizona who finished fifth some years ago.

* The Summer 9-pin No-Tap tournament produced seven new winners in finals at Tenpins & More last week.

Rusty Copeland had 1,602/6 to win Open from Phil Topping by eight pins with early leader, Lorenzo Rico third, three pins behind.

Phillip Corson, improving weekly in his summer leagues, fired 1,638 that included a 300, 298, 300 finish ahead of Rob Troxell 1,495 and Tony DeVargas 1,451 for Men’s A.

Eric Ferdig finished strongly with 233, 274, 229 for 1,360 in Men’s B, nineteen pins higher than Seth Muller with Mikey Guevarra third with 1,314.

Youth bowler, Keller King won Men’s C with 1,242, well ahead of Gabrielle Copeland 1,105 and Benny Le Beau’s 1,038 in third.

Becky Fisher overcame a slow start 185 adding 212, 256, 228, 239, 221 in winning Women’s A on 1,341, followed by Donielle Waite 1,318 and Teresa Hope 1,282.

Shannon Lastyona closed with 257 and 246 to win Women’s B running down early leader Vickie Moore second with 1,216 and Felecia Padilla third.

Soccoro’s Teri Paterson ran away with the Women’s C win closing with 276 for 1,183. Then came Andrea Valdez 1,102 and Cathy Torbett 1,028 in third.

* Calendar:
Fri 18-Sun 20: New Mexico Open (Watch live or on-line at
Sun 27: Color Pin Cash at 9.30 am; Rio Rancho Regional Chamber Bowlathon for Vets at 1 pm