Military Bowling Championships Oil Patterns

Columbus Day Oil Pattern

August Plaza Oil Pattern

August Plaza Oil Pattern

August Bowling Center Oil Pattern

August Bowling Center Oil Pattern

85 Year Old Steals The Show By Winning Singles Title

Benny Salcines and Alta James

Benny Salcines and Alta James

El Paso USBC Association Hall of Fame Member Benjamin (Benny) Salcines cruised to the singles title by edging out Don Quitangon by 23 pins. This 169 average bowler had games of 227 237 and 200 for 664 and with his 162 pins handicap had a 826 good enough to take home the $2000.00 first place check. Benny used Storm Products throughout the tournament. This was a very emotional experience for not only Benny but all bowlers in the 2nd Annual Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters & First Responders Tournament at the Gold Coast in Las Vegas.

They had a re-entry squad for singles and there were several bowlers that didn’t bowl it due to the fact they didn’t want to take the title away from Benny. I actually saw tears from some of the bowlers as they announced Benny’s name for winning the singles.

Josh and Mitch Kelsey

Josh and Mitch Kelsey

Benny and his significant other, Alta James moved from El Paso TX to Austin TX about four years ago. Benny currently bowls in two leagues at Westgate Bowling Center and recently participated in his 26th USBC Open Championships. It obvious this is something he is very proud of doing. He retired from Billy the Kid (clothing industry) in El Paso TX.

The double winners were a father and son team. Josh (672) and Mitch (749) Kelsey had a 1531 with 111 pins handicap and won $1000.00. Josh is a claim adjuster in Surprise AZ, came in with a 203 average. He used the Columbia 300 Eruption Pro during doubles. Mitch, from Peoria AZ is a retired Law Enforcement Officer and came in with a 215 average. He used the Roto Grip Hyper Cell throughout the tournament.

The winning Team was the “2 Cops and the Informants” who ran away with this event with a handicapped total of 3011 and took home $500.00 each. My brother, Dave Gulley and Ann McGee Team came in a distance second with a 2880. On the winning team were: Thomas (Tom) Candura (600) with a 188 average, Bob Godden (726) with a 200 average, Richard Dominguez (565) with a 167 average, and finally Sean Buras (649) with a 188 average.

Tom Candura, Richard Dominguez, and Sean Buras (Bob Godden is missing)

Tom Candura, Richard Dominguez, and Sean Buras (Bob Godden is missing)

Tom is a retired Police Sergeant from Newark NJ and used a Roto Grip Hyper Cell and currently lives in Las Vegas NV; Bob is also from Las Vegas NV; Richard used the Blue Hammer, First Blood, and the Assassin and is from Las Vegas NV; and finally Sean works as a Casino Supervisor and lives in Henderson NV and he used the DV8 Endless Nightmare.
Don Quitangon won the all events title with a 2279 with handicap. He had a 571, 581, 641, for a 1793 scratch total and won $300.00.

Don Quitangon  and his friend

Don Quitangon and his friend

This tournament is for active & retired First Responders, Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters, men & women from agencies that serve our communities as well as their guests. Each four person team must include at least 2 that are eligible and up to 2 guests. For more information on this event please visit and let’s make this tournament an even a bigger success in 2015. This tournament was sponsored by Storm Products, Inc. and presented by the High Roller.

Photos and story by Randy Gulley.


First Responders Tournament Dec. 4 Photos

Everyone had a great time at The First Responders Tournament on December 4th, 2013!

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New Info, Updates & Schedule

High Roller NEW

November 11, 2013 – Greetings from Las Vegas!  And Happy Veterans Day to those that served, and their families – and thanks for your service!


Below are important notes and dates about High Roller events December ’13 through August ’14.
We are proud to announce the return of Storm & Roto Grip as presenting sponsor again in 2014!

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December 2 – 5, 2013

As recently announced, the prize fund is guaranteed on at least 40 teams – even if less than 40! The First Responders On The Lanes event is approaching quickly. There are still several teams looking for another player to fill their 4-person roster. If interested let us know! Click here to see the oil pattern:  We are using a 39′ pattern with 4:2 ratio named BC4-MR. Scroll through Red Crown patterns to find it.

Military Bowling Championships • January 19 – 23, 2014
Breakfast Awards Jan. 24

A very happy Veterans Day to all of you and thank you for your service! Both the Retired and Senior Retired Divisions at Gold Coast are now totally filled with a standby list. Still room for teams in the Active Duty/Vets Divisions at Orleans but that division could also fill. Storm announced the 2 balls for sale at $100 each: Marvel-S & Hy-Road Pearl. Oil patterns will be announced mid-December.


True Amateur Tournaments • February 3 – 8,
The Orleans

We’re very excited about the new additions of the Ladies Only & Seniors Only 1-day events during the TAT. Qualifying age for seniors is 50. TAT was shortened by a day to help with travel expenses and to make the squads larger. The new divisions are very popular!


April 14 – 19  •  Suncoast
2 60 & Over Events!

IMPORTANT NEWS – Both events in Senior Easter Classic will be for age 60 & Over only.
Senior Classic Week starts with a Masters-style event of 2 5-game blocks and a match play finals. 2nd event features all match play – start to finish!


True Amateur Tournaments • July 1 – 5

The summer version of the TAT will be a little shorter followed by the High Roller – both at Orleans. Discounts for players bowling both!

High Roller NEW

Return of the High Roller!
July 4 – 8  •  More info early December!

Watch for info coming soon about a new format! – The 31 year history of the July High Roller will be renewed at the Orleans. It will start during the TAT and finish several days after to keep your time and expenses at a minimum. An entry fee discount will be available for those bowling both tournaments. More info coming soon on entry fees, prize money, format & eligibility!


August Military Veterans Moves to The Orleans Hotel!
August 11 – 14  •  Breakfast Party August 15
Brochure out late December

NEW CENTER – NEW DATES! – The fastest growing event in High Roller history will again present the same popular Handicap team, singles & doubles format. But look for more new exciting features in our new home at Orleans Hotel, Casino & Bowling Center! It’s not too early to start putting your 4-person team together. At least 2 players have to have a military background with a maximum of 2 guests. Team average max is 840.


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Something for everyone! In Las Vegas -the Bowling Capital of the World!
Pick an event and come on out!

Whether you are looking for a team event or singles event, handicap or scratch, you will find something in our schedule that works for you!

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Watch 2013 Summer TAT – LIVE!

The 2013 Summer TAT is now in progress!  Watch it LIVE via streaming video!  Use the below link, or visit

August Military Team Classic Update


CALL US ASAP AT 1-800-257-6179!

Huge Increase in Teams Creates A Schedule Change

June 8, 2013 – Greetings from Las Vegas!  With more than 2 months before tournament time, we are happy to report a record number of teams!  The event has grown every year with last year’s 103 teams taking the floor.

As of this date there are 145 teams already registered. A & B Squads both filled quickly so we took the 6PM Re-Entry squad and turned it into a C Squad to accommodate additional teams. Then we pushed back the Re-Entry squads to 9:30pm each night.

There will still be fresh oil for every shift including the Re-Entry squads. The oil pattern can now be viewed

Sam’s Town is offering the contestants great room rates again this year!  Call now to reserve your room at 1-877-593-5993. Rates start at $27 plus tax and fees. Mention the August Military Classic by August 1 to get those rates.


Roto Grip will be selling their Defiant Soul and the Disturbed for just $100 to contestants!  A portion of the proceeds will go into the purse.

Don’t Forget….

  • Awards Party – FREE!   Friday, August 23 10am to noon
  • Free Practice session Monday, August 19  Noon to 1pm followed by the Optional Singles Sweeper at 2pm
  • All optional programs can be entered at Sam’s Town before you bowl your 1st event.

Want to bowl but don’t have a team? Join a team that needs an additional player!

Call us at 1-800-257-6179,  email us at or simply send in an application and entry fee and we will be happy to place you on a team.

You can ship your equipment to Sam’s Town and home again with K&K Pro Shop, located in the bowling center. Ship to:

Sam’s Town Bowling Center
C/O K&K Pro Shop
5111 Boulder Hwy
Las Vegas, NV  89122

K&K charges $9 per package to retrieve your equipment at Receiving and hold it for you in their Pro Shop until you pick it up.




Upcoming High Roller Las Vegas Events

True Amateur Summer Classic
Test your skills against amateur bowlers on live streaming from
Handicap & Scratch divisions

June 30 – July 6
Orleans Hotel, Casino & Bowling Center
Super Senior Masters
For all bowlers aged 60 & over ~ division for age 68 & over
August 26 – 30
Suncoast Hotel, Casino & Bowling Center

1st Responders On The Lanes
For Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters, EMT’s
December 2 – 5
Orleans Hotel, Casino & Bowling Center

The Evolving Tournament Scene in Las Vegas

The glory days of the Roller may be gone, but Vegas Tournament bowling is still pumping. Don’t let the bowling doomsdayers sway you, bowlers from all over the world are still having fun in the funnest city in the world.  Read more with this article from Roto Grip about the tournament scene in Las Vegas with High Roller!