For brothers Armando and Alejandro Moser-Hernandez, bowling is a family affair. Taught to bowl by their father Ed, the duo now bowls regularly in tournaments as far away as Milwaukie, Oregon.
Seventeen-year-old Armando and 8-year-old Alejandro both medaled in the Junior Bowler’s Tour at Riverside Lanes in Mount
Vernon February 8, where Alejandro won for his age group in the handicap division and Armando placed in the top 20 for his age group in the scratch division.
With a late spare in the title match, Alejandro bowled a 204 to narrowly beat the second-place finisher’s score of 201. The win earned him not only the Tournament Champion plaque, but also $215 in scholarship money.
Alejandro began bowling when he was 3 years old. He said his favorite part of the game is getting strikes.
Armando was selected to the Washington State Bowling Proprietors’ Association All-State Team 2 for Division II. Over the course of five games in the championship tournament in February, he averaged a 165. Armando began bowling when he was in first grade, and ever since then he has balanced his passion for the game with school and other sports. The sophomore is an infielder and pitcher for the Blaine varsity baseball team.
Both Alejandro and Armando have moved on to the state finals of the United States Bowling Conference (USBC) Pepsi Tournament, which will be held in Tacoma Saturday and Sunday May 17–18.
“We have fun bowling together in tournaments,” Armando said.