, Port Arthur, Texas


November 30, 2013

Janice Todora bowling column: Williford, Williams roll 300 games

PORT ARTHUR — Congratulations are in order for Rhett Williford and Derek Williams. Both shot perfect games last week. Rhett shot his 300 in the Valero League while Derek shot his 300 in the Mega Money League. Bill White was near perfection as he shot a 299 in the Valero League and Gary Vincent shoots a 289 in the Golden Oldies Sr. League.

 Top series honors goes to Jamie Engle. Jaime shot games of 247-246-287-780. Finishing second was Derek with a 235-237-300-772. Sami Jo Williams takes top honors for the ladies with a 266-654 series. Our Seniors this week were led by Cotton Glidewell 231-628 and Queen Tumblers Connie Mathison with a 525 set. The Stars of Tomorrow were led by Kayla Gallegos with a 224-595 series and Katie Quinn with a 193-531.

 Other notables last week include Branden Powell 280-257-754, Skipper Arsenault 247-234-707.

 One night of league bowling was recorded with available results for this Thanksgiving week. Valero bowled and we had some honor scores there. Bill White 236-246-279-761, Kurt Cullums 248-256-244-748, Skipper Arsenault 247-279-738, Mark Maxwell 236-237-248-721, Branden Powell 289-709, Erik Manthei 268-705. Also the Monday Seniors bowled with Rick Hermsen 224-235-654, Gloria Divello 244-610 leading the way.

 We hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving and our next column will be in two weeks. In the mean time be safe and enjoy your holidays.

 Valero  (11/18/2013) — Rhett Williford 300-670, Bill White 299-665, Branden Powell 217-280-257-754, Skipper Arsenault 247-226-234-707, Sami Jo Williams 225-618, Kyle Miller 256-652, Russell Hebert 606, James Neel 614, CJ Moity 651, Mark Williams 603, Roger Hartwig 610, Erik Postula 233-231-685, Logan Lomasney 657-602, Erik Manthei 617, Sean Mochette 258-658, Richard Cooper 231-630

 Valero (11/25/2013) — Bill White 236-246-279-761, Kurt Cullums 248-256-244-748, Skipper Arsenault 247-279-738, Mark Maxwell 236-237-248-721, Eric Manthei 268-705, Branden Powell 289-709, Sami Jo Williams 224-632, Michelle Powell 628, Shane Harlow 267-248-690, Roger Hartwig 617, James Neel 233-607, Tommy Nguyen 622, Mike Doyle 237-642, Chris Marze 611, Stan Ruth 627, Steve Powell 235-657, Russell Hebert 239-604, Justin Tremont 233-634, Erik Postula 256-651, Logan Lomasney 616, Jamie Engle 238-662, Jonathan Martin 245-625, Ryan Smith 237-643, Ashley Nunez 214-611

 Mega Money — Derek Williams 235-237-300-700, Jamie Engle 247-246-287-780, Sami Jo Williams 266-654, GeorgeAnn Richardson 566, Donna Rhodes 561, Chris Rhodes 235-661, Scott Cooper 269-608, Thang Nguyen 246-623, Ronnie Sonnier 232-609, Branden Powell 235-625, Skipper Arsenault 236-236-687, Tommy Nguyen 256-618, Russell Hebert 246-607, Paul Vaughn 245-629, Chris Chiasson 245-238-666, Curtis Harrington 253-687, Chris Edwards 279-689, Eric Harrington 608, Trint Miguez 248-246-687, Linda Morris 579, Mindy Rainwater 596, Gary Martin 237-657, George Gund 238-273-690, George Parsley 247-632, Art Turner 620, Mike Charles 615, Hardy Charles 238-600, Corey Walker 607, Roynald Allen 238-233-654, Trey Todora 264-661, Logan Lomasney 230-638, Walter Homick 613, Bo Cohrt 237-235-682, Wayne Lavergne 247-665, Richard Calder 608, Jimmy Calder 235-654, Robert Duke 235-637, Keith Thibodeaux 277-689, Ben Wolfe 234-622

 Stars For Tomorrow — Kayla Gallegos 224-202-595, Katie Quinn 193-191-531

 Mid-County Mix — Chuck Hall 226-600, Marvin Balagot 541

 Fun Bowlers — James Roberson 235-624, Chris Merritt 229-615, Dean Wersig 232-244-658, Shannon Quinn 288-610, Micha Miller 286-647, Ashley Nunez 220-588

 Monday Seniors (11/18/2013) — Cotton Glidewell 231-628, Bill Lawless 246, Rick Hermsen 213 and John Prevost 176.

 Monday Seniors (11/25/2013) — Rick Hermsen 224-235-654, Gloria Divello 244-610

 Queen Tumblers — Wilma Pace 179, Alice Barnes 541, Connie Mathison 525

 Road Runners — Rick Hermsen 245-635, Judy Arsenault 512

 Golden Oldies — Gary Vincent 289-643, Tommy Girolamo 572, Gloria Divello 520


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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.
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    • 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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