, Port Arthur, Texas


December 14, 2013

Janice Todora bowling column: Gund rolls 300 for 798 series

BEAUMONT —  George Gund came back from the Thanksgiving holidays firing on all cylinders as he nailed the racks shooting a 237-261-300 for a 798 series. George shot his perfecto in the Thursday night Mega Money league. Not very far behind was Sami Jo Williams with 268-257-212 for a nice 737 set. Sami Jo shot this in the Monday night Valero league.

 Other notables for the week were Eric Manthei with a 757, George Parsley with a 727 and Russell Hebert with a 717.

 Our senior leaders for the week were Rick Hermsen, bowling in the Tuesday afternoon Road Runner league. Rick shot a nice 680 series. Our senior lady of the week is out of the Wednesday morning Queen Tumblers league. Alice Barnes shot a nice 588 set.

 MONDAY SENIORS: Venix Morris 225, Bruce VanBoskirk 182, Buddy Dufour 184, Cynthia Williams 140, Rick Hermsen 236-632.

 VALERO: Eric Kyles 269-661, Sean Mouchette 634, Bill White 641, Rhett Williford 235-665, C J Moity 279-687, Cindy Doyle 163, Royce Robbins 201, Mike Doyle 225-662, Carl Quinn 222, Lewis Garza 213, Kelsey Del Valle 181, Jamal Lowe 197, Alanda Boldt 226-607, Russell Hebert 235-214-268-717, Shane Harlow 231-634, Richard Cooper 224-641, Branden Powell 258-699, Gus Saba 166, Sami Jo Williams 268-257-212-737, Ryan Guidry 223, Jonathan Martin 269-666, James Chaney 241, Eric Wilson 187, Patsy Ronquille 199, Jackie Schell 199, Eric Manthei 220-289-248-757, Jamie Engle 224-636.

 ROAD RUNNERS: Bill Allen 220, Bill Lawless 210, Don Bourg 228, Phil Rogers 238, Cotton Glidewell 287-623, Rick Hermsen 234-680, Robert Seymour 213-601, CJ Moity 224-626.

 QUEEN TUMBLERS: Connie Mathison 202-565, Flo Benoit 175, Donna Loupe 164, Dot Font 178-506, Beverly Wallace 151, Rita Hicks 181, Bel Garcia 160, Brenda Dodson 194, Jenni Beaumont 187-523, June Badon 175, Lynne Richter 212-522, Alice Barnes 201-588, Donna Kelly181, Betty Shannon 513.

 GOLDEN OLDIES SRS: August Gonsoulin 210, John Beard 172, James Pitre 208, Gary Vincent 226-627, Don Edgerly 180, Don Bourg 212, CJ Moity 247-628, William Gore 218, John Greig 206, Art Leon 219, Oliver Balagot 226, Sue Morris 184, Frankie Hall 170.

 MID COUNTY MIXED: Rey Diestro 214, Chuck Hall 211, Alberto Elefano 183, Vladie Quirante 190.

 FUNBOWLERS: Charlene Wersig 191, Dean Wersig 237-611, Bob Grusecki 214, Jerry Thompson 203, Jean Parker 145, Myra Croaker134, Amanda Danis 163, Jessica Wooley 157, Brad Waugh 286-605, Bo Cohrt 644, Charles Venable 191, Danny Norris 257, Walt Homick 243-620, Kara Monceaux 175, Sandy Crow 179, Rusty Crow 226, Eric Kyles 218, Ashley Nunez 212-608, Bill White 248-678, Miranda Faubion 135, Alan Kay 216-606, Aaron Wersig 194, Zack Sonnier 221.

 MEGA MONEY: Tommy Nguyen 614, Craig Rankin 192, Devon Rankin 235-623, Chris Rhodes 268-600, Lewis Garza 235-613, Tommy Girolamo 213, Mike Rogers 610, Casey Smith 609, Chris Tovar 179, Karen Bellow 220-627, Bob Bellow 243-635, Matthew Maxwell 258-646, Russell Hebert 254-631, Danny Potter 228-636, Rick Hermsen 258-635, Scott Cooper 246-684, Rodger Reiland 224, Bo Cohrt 236-666, Roger Fregia 227, Wesley Williams 234-616, Wayne Lavergne 224-627, CJ Moity 235-627, Ronnie Sonnier 246-618, Kaylee Powell 247-604, Robert Seymour 208, Mary Jane Parsley 194, David Feldschau 245, Joseph Wolfe 246, DJ Schwartz 181, Corey Walker 253-630, Jeff Anderson 221-614, James Morein 213, Cole Guidry 231, Walter Homick 237-603, Isaac Rollins 211, Eric Monarch 215, Jeff Wright 244-617, Curtis Harrington 213-224-241-678, Steve Cormer 226, Eric Harrington 234-237-227-698, Georgia McElroy 165, Judy Arsenault 211, Aimee Engle 206, Drew McClary 242-627, RaeAnna Todora 235-609, Jamie Engle 254-246-232-732, Jeff Witzleben 253-632, David Bruno 235-604, Linda Morris 188, Tom Rogers 157, Mindy Rainwater 213, Gina Wilson 223, Hardy Charles 213, Logan Lomasney 226-657, Erik Postula 246-631, Gary Martin 603, George Gund 237-261-300-798, George Parsley 235-258-234-727.

 FRIDAY FUN BUNCH: Beverly Wallace 126, Stephanie Harrison 164, Kristopher Harrison 129, Jordan Anderson 161.


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  • Bassmaster Elites are coming back

    The Bassmaster Elite Series returns to Southeast Texas in March 2015 to fish out of Orange.
    The announcement was made last week, ahead of Bassmaster’s official tournament schedule announcement and the buzz is already strong in Southeast Texas and beyond.
    I was in Orlando, Fla. attending the ICAST (fishing trade) show and talked with a number of top anglers including Kevin VanDam, Mike Iaconelli and Shaw Grigsby who said it was no surprise they would return considering the massive turnout for the weigh-ins and that the area welcomed them in a very special way.
    It’s far too early to speculate anything like who the top contenders will be or how the fishing will be but there are some things to keep in mind and to look for over the next few months and into the event itself.
    • Prefishing-There is a pre-fishing cutoff that usually extends to right before the Bassmaster Classic and I fully expect most of the anglers in the Elites to come back and prefish.
    Last go-round probably 2/3 of the field fished the area but this time I expect that to be just about everyone. Many of the anglers that did not pre-fish told me they expected to have a lot of water to fish but the sheer volume and diversity was almost overwhelming.
    Beginning probably in the early fall we will see many anglers fishing local waters to get a better idea on how to approach the area.
    • East to West Runs-The Elite anglers fished far and wide but I expect even more running next go-round. After launching from the Simmons Drive Boat Ramp in Orange angler Bill Lowen ran down the Intracoastal, across Galveston Bay and fished in the Clear Lake area and placed in the top 12. The more adventurous anglers will try super long runs, in my opinion, even longer than last time to try and score on big fish. The Intracoastal Canal system makes that possible.
    • Sabine River -Very few of the anglers actually fished in the Sabine River despite the event being called the “Sabine River Challenge”. I think that will change with more anglers running as far north as they can to find pockets of fish that receive little pressure and perhaps a four or five-pounder to push them over the top.
    • Bigger Turnout-Last year some 34,000 people attended the event which set a Bassmaster record for an Elite event.
     It was broken a couple of weeks later in New York but I fully expect the 2015 tournament to draw 40,000 plus. The reason they are coming back is not for the stellar fishing because while we have lots of bass, everyone knows our fishery cannot compare to Toledo Bend for example.
    The support from the public however was amazing and that is what is bringing the top anglers on the planet to fish our area.
    We will have the very best coverage of the event beginning now and leading up to it with exclusive interviews with all of the top pros with not only their thoughts on the big event but with unique tips on how you can catch more fish.
    It’s an exciting time and I look forward to bringing you special coverage on a special event.
    (To contact Chester Moore, e-mail him at You can hear him on “Moore Outdoors” Fridays from 6-7 p.m. on Newstalk AM 560 KLVI or online at or watch him on “God’ Outdoors with Chester Moore” Saturdays at 10 a.m. on

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