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Bette Addington - President

Bette Addington is another board member that brings a variety of talent to the California Bowling Writers. Married to Architect Chris for 27 years, she says "it is being a part of a team that has the same goals that really energizes me." Bette is a Bakersfield native and says she met Chris on jury duty. They are both and "only child" and share the love of cars, sports, and the ocean.

Bette has been the recipient of CWBA publicity awards for Outstanding Tournament Promotion (2001), Outstanding Overall Reporting (1998, 1999), the Lucelle Ware Memorial Award for Overall Excellence in Writing (1998) and NWBW Publicity Chairman of the Year award (2001) and the prestigious Mary Jannetto Award for Outstanding Local Bowling Promotion. Topping it off is her latest honor, being inducted into the Bakersfield WBA Hall of Fame in 2005.

She has been writing a weekly bowling column for the Bakersfield Californian for the last seven years and is Editor of the Bakersfield Car Club Council newsletter as well as spokesperson for the group. All this and she still has time to carry a 181 bowling average!

Bette is a Certified Level 1 YABA coach and enjoys working with youth. She started bowling in high school (hoping to meet someone interesting.) Chris was the bowler and after a disastrous start she decided the goal was to "beat Chris."

Bette shares Chris' love for building and re-building classic cars and they have won awards all over the Western U.S. and Canada. They even took one to Sweden and won there. Their latest is a 1940 Ford truck "Purple Sage."

Their family has recently increased by two Chocolate Labs - Chris' Mocha Lynne and the pup "Lucy" is Bette's.

She currently serves as Vice President - Women's Activities of the newly formed Golden Empire USBC organization and Chris is serving as President.

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