The area 600 Club reorganized in 2011, and the upcoming event represents its third yearly competition, open to all club members.
The Feb. 3 agenda will open with a meeting at 1 p.m., followed by the tournament -- to be held on a 7-8-9 no-tap format -- at 1:45 p.m. A social hour, including food, will take place at the conclusion of bowling.
The format calls for the first game to be a 7-pin no-tap, the middle game an 8-pin no-tap and the final game a 9-pin no-tap.
The $17 entry fee includes $2 annual membership dues, and new members will be required to pay the dues and submit a 600 Club application.
Handicap will be 90 percent of 200, using yearbook averages. If a member is no longer an active league participant, she may compete, using her most-recent yearbook average.
Even though the official entry deadline is Jan. 26, walk-ins will be accepted. Entry blanks can be found at Sarasota and Manatee County bowling centers.
For additional information, contact Pat Peters at (941) 355-4654, or e-mail her at email@example.com.
Sarasota-Manatee local association tournaments are upcoming
It's time to start thinking about two upcoming annual tournaments conducted by the Sarasota-Manatee County USBC Bowling Association. The 700-Plus Tournament will be held on Feb. 17 at AMF Bradenton, and the association's open championships will be held the following two weekends (Feb. 23-24 and March 2-3), also at AMF Bradenton.
Following are capsule summaries for both of those tournaments.
* 700-PLUS: The event -- featuring handicap doubles and virtual singles, both scratch and handicap -- will take place on Sunday, Feb. 17.
The doubles competition, beginning at noon, will be composed of teams with one SMCBA member who has rolled a three-game scratch series of 700 or better in the past four years and a member who hasn't done so. Entry fee will be $40 per doubles team if paid in advance, or $50 for walk-ins.
Virtual singles, starting at 3 p.m., will have a scratch division for bowlers who have rolled a 700+ series in the past four years, plus a handicap division for those who haven't done so. Bowlers must roll the doubles event to be eligible for singles, and the scratch division will feature a final-five stepladder finals.
For complete rules and tournament information, you can view or download an entry blank by clicking here.
* SMCBA OPEN: The association's championship event will be held on the weekends of Feb. 23-24 and March 2-3, with Saturday squads at noon and 4 p.m. and a single 1 p.m. squad on Sundays.
Competition will include five-player team, singles and doubles at a cost of $20 per player per event, plus optional scratch and handicap all-events at $5 each.
Entries will close on Feb. 20, and to view or download a tournament entry blank that includes all rules and information, click here.
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