18th Annual Nikkei Games Bowling (2017)

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Welcome to the 18th annual Nikkei Games Bowling Invitational. This tournament IS an officially recognized event in the Nikkei Games Organization!!! This year's Nikkei Games runs from July 27th - August 19th, 2017! Bowling location is - it will take place on August 19th at AMF Carter Lanes in Fullerton (off Lemon / 91 freeway).

This event coincides with the Nikkei Games / Nisei Week events of Track & Field, Karate, Judo , Kendo , Taiko, Baseball, Softball, Volleyball, Basketball, Golf and Bowling every year. Visit http://www.nikkeigames.org for more information.

This year's tournament again was conducted as a scratch tournament with a field of 115 Junior bowlers, 85 adult singles, 4 womens and 10 in the Men's Team Event and 2 in the seniors team event. Each year participation is increasing, remember we have a limited amount of spacing as there is only 1 squad of each event!! The kid's squad consisted of agest 2 - 17 ... ages 8 & under are using bumpers and 9 & over are bowling without bumpers. Ages 9 & under all receive a medal , while agest 10 & up bowl in divisions of about 6 or 7 and must place in the top 3 to earn a medal.

Adults singles squads are by age also, and all divisions consist of 6 or 7 bowlers with the top 3 bowlers earning the gold, silver and bronze (medals) - instead of medals though, the winners are given a nice commemorative towel embroidered in either gold , silver, or bronze. This towel is only available to the winners in the Nikkei Games bowling divisions, so they are hard to get! You can also create a singles division with friends from church, basketball, referrees whatever, just let me know you would like to form your own division and we can work together to get it going!

Adult team event squad is by men, women, seniors or if you have any other organizational challenges, last year we had OCO Optomist teams battling it out amongst themselves for the towels. This year the Yamaguchi Ohana formed a family ndivision to see who can beat who ... you may do this if you have friends or family that want to create their own division and have prizes provided for your division!

Lanes continue to be challenging every year as we follow the kids event (bumpers and all - this definitely makes the oil pattern a real challenge!) and we move lanes every game so you bowl all 1 game on the low , medium and high end of the house.

The top 3 in each event receive the Gold , Silver and Bronze medals respectively, there is no prize money. Adults have the coveted Nikkei Games Bowling towels in Gold, Silver and Bronze! The cost is only $15.00 per bowler per event , which includes a free Nikkei Games "Games for the Generations" T-shirt, 3 games of bowling (moving each game) a soda and snacks. Kids get an awesome goody bag from the committee!

We ran optional scratch pots paying out 100% for both the men and the women adult events and we have optional brackets too!

We also had an optional raffle that paid back 100% with 1st place prizes well over $100 each squad.

The winner's pictures and scores from the tournament will be sent in to the Rafu Shimpo with all the other Nikkei Games events.

Congratulations to all of our winners!


The tournament is hosted by the OC Sansei and Tozai Nikkei bowling tournaments. Thanks go out to the entire committee ( Alex Ho, Eric Shishima, George Irei, Tom & Lori Hikida, Carrie & Emil Francisco , Donald Toy, Everett & Jayne Nishikawa, Lynne Tomita, Rich & Susan Okamoto Lock and Gary & Lynne Umeno) for their help in staging this year's event.

See you all next year!! This website will always be here and next year will have the entry and stuff well before the tournament so be sure and visit - especially when it gets near May and June... Most likely we will continue to be the 1st saturday of August as has been since the first year Nikkei Bowling formed over 17 years ago!

Thanks for participating and see you next year.

Glenn Wada & Committee

Pictures of 2001, 2002, 2003 Winners!! - See and LIKE our facebook "Nikkei Games Bowling" page for more pictures

2017 Nikkei Games Bowling - August 19th, 2017 at Carter Lanes in Fullerton ....

2017 Nikkei Games Entry Form (Deadline August 15th, 2017 or when all spots are filled)
Participants as of June 1st, 2017

2016 Nikkei Games Bowling - August 20th, 2016 at Carter Lanes in Fullerton ....

2016 Nikkei Games Entry Form (Deadline August 7th, 2016 or when all spots are filled)
Participants as of June 1st, 2016
2016 Nikkei Games - Kids Medalists by Division
2016 Nikkei Games - Adults Medalists by Division
2016 Nikkei Games - Men TEAM Medalists
2016 Nikkei Games - Women TEAM Medalists
2016 Nikkei Games -Cerritos Baptist Church TEAM Medalists
2016 Nikkei Games - Wada Friends TEAM Medalists
2016 Nikkei Games - Yamaguchi Ohana Team Medalists

2015 Nikkei Games Bowling - August 1st, 2015 at Carter Lanes in Fullerton ....

2015 Nikkei Games Entry Form (Deadline July 25th, 2015 or when all spots are filled)
Participants as of August 1st, 2015
2015 Nikkei Games - Kids Medalists by Division
2015 Nikkei Games - Adults Medalists by Division
2015 Nikkei Games - Men TEAM Medalists
2015 Nikkei Games - Women TEAM Medalists
2015 Nikkei Games - Referees TEAM Medalists
2015 Nikkei Games - Yamaguchi Ohana Team Medalists

2014 Nikkei Games Bowling - August 2nd,2014 at Carter Lanes in Fullerton this year

2014 Nikkei Games Entry Form (Deadline July 25th, 2014 or when all spots are filled)
Participants as of June 19th, 2014
2014 Nikkei Games - Kids Medalists by Division
2014 Nikkei Games - Adults Medalists by Division
2014 Nikkei Games - Men TEAM Medalists
2014 Nikkei Games - Women TEAM Medalists
2014 Nikkei Games - Seniors TEAM Medalists
2014 Nikkei Games - Yamaguchi Ohana Team Medalists

2013 Nikkei Games Bowling - July 27th, 2013 at VALLEY VIEW LANES this year ....

2013 Nikkei Games Entry Form (Deadline July 23rd, 2013 or when all spots are filled)
Participants as of July 27th, 2013
2013 Nikkei Games - Kids Medalists by Division
2013 Nikkei Games - Adults Medalists by Division
2013 Nikkei Games - Men TEAM Medalists
2013 Nikkei Games - Women TEAM Medalists
2013 Nikkei Games - Seniors TEAM Medalists
2013 Nikkei Games - Seniors Women Team Medalists
2013 Nikkei Games - Referee #1 TEAM Medalists
2013 Nikkei Games - Referee #2 TEAM Medalists

2012 Nikkei Games Bowling - August 4th, 2012 - At Carter Bowl!

2012 Nikkei Games Entry Form (Deadline July 31st, 2012)
Participants as of August 4th, 2012
2012 Nikkei Games - Kids Medalists by Division
2012 Nikkei Games - Adults Medalists by Division
2012 Nikkei Games - Men TEAM Medalists
2012 Nikkei Games - Women TEAM Medalists
2012 Nikkei Games - Seniors TEAM Medalists
2012 Nikkei Games - Referee #1 TEAM Medalists
2012 Nikkei Games - Referee #2 TEAM Medalists
2012 Nikkei Games - Orange Coast Optomist #1 TEAM Medalists
2012 Nikkei Games - Orange Coast Optomist #2 TEAM Medalists

2011 Nikkei Games Bowling - August 6th, 2011 - At Carter Bowl!

2011 Nikkei Games Entry Form (Deadline July 31st, 2010)
Participants as of July 9th, 2011
2011 Nikkei Games - Kids Medalists by Division
2011 Nikkei Games - Adults Medalists by Division
2011 Nikkei Games - Men TEAM Medalists
2011 Nikkei Games - Women TEAM Medalists
2011 Nikkei Games - Seniors TEAM Medalists
2011 Nikkei Games - Referee #1 TEAM Medalists
2011 Nikkei Games - Referee #2 TEAM Medalists
2011 Nikkei Games - Orange Coast Optomist #1 TEAM Medalists
2011 Nikkei Games - Orange Coast Optomist #2 TEAM Medalists

2010 Nikkei Games Bowling - August 7th, 2010 - Note: Carter Bowl! 2010 Nikkei Games Entry Form (Deadline July 31st, 2010)
Participants as of July 29th, 2010
2010 Nikkei Games - Kids Medalists by Division
2010 Nikkei Games - Adults Medalists by Division
2010 Nikkei Games - Adults TEAM Medalists by Division

2009 Nikkei Games Bowling - Results at Westminster Lanes

2009 Nikkei Games Entry Form
2009 Medalists Pictures
2009 Nikkei Games - Kids Medalists by Division
2009 Nikkei Games - Adults Medalists by Division
2009 Nikkei Games - Adults TEAM Medalists by Division

2008 Nikkei Games Bowling

2008 Nikkei Games Entry Form
2008 Nikkei Games - Kids Medalists by Division
2008 Nikkei Games - Adults Medalists by Division
2008 Nikkei Games - Team Medalists by Division
2008 Medalists Pictures

2007 Nikkei Games Bowling

2007 Nikkei Games Entry Form
2007 Nikkei Games - Kids Medalists by Division
2007 Nikkei Games - Adults Medalists by Division
2007 Nikkei Games - Team Medalists by Division
2007 Medalists Pictures


2006 Nikkei Games Bowling

2006 Nikkei Games - Kids Medalists by Division
2006 Nikkei Games - Adults Medalists by Division
2006 Nikkei Games - Team Medalists by Division
2006 Medalists Pictures


2005 Nikkei Games Bowling

2005 Nikkei Games - Kids Medalists by Division
2005 Nikkei Games - Adults Medalists by Division
2005 Nikkei Games - Team Medalists by Division
2005 Medalists Pictures


2004 Nikkei Games Bowling

2004 Nikkei Games - All Bowler's Scores
2004 Nikkei Games - Medalists by Division
2004 Medalists Pictures
Nikkei Games Scoring Records (thru 2002)


2003 Nikkei Games Bowling Division

2003 Nikkei Games - All Bowler's Scores
2003 Nikkei Games - Medalists by Division
2003 Medalists Pictures
Nikkei Games Scoring Records (thru 2002)

* New for 2003 - Men's and Women's singles will now be divisioned by AGE.Each Age division had anywhere from 7 - 10 bowlers. So, one division by age didn't have too many participants i kept the number of participants in each division to a reasonable number that is why some have gaps of 12 years and others only 2 years.


2002 Nikkei Games Bowling Division

2002 Pictures
2002 Men's Singles Results
2002 Women's Singles Results
2002 Senior's Singles Results
2002 Junior Singles Results
2001 Men's Team Results
2001 Women's Team Results
Nikkei Games Scoring Records (thru 2002)


2001 Nikkei Games Bowling Division

2001 Nikkei Games Entry Form
2001 Men's Singles Results
2001 Women's Singles Results
2001 Senior's Singles Results
2001 Junior Singles Results
2001 Men's Team Results
2001 Women's Team Results
Nikkei Games Scoring Records (thru 2001)


2000 Nikkei Games Bowling Division

2000 Men's Singles Results
2000 Women's Singles Results
2000 Senior's Singles Results
2000 Open Team Results

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