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Beverly J. Wright Memorial Tournament is scheduled July 19-20 in Winter Haven
The Beverly J. Wright Memorial Tournament will be held July 19-20 in Winter Haven.

The 8th annual Beverly J. Wright Memorial Tournament is expected to draw entries from throughout Florida, when it is conducted at Cypress Lanes Family Fun Center in Winter Haven on the weekend of July 19-20.

With proceeds from the tournament earmarked for the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research, there will be five different events, and the entry deadline has been set for next Friday (July 11).

Three events will be held on Saturday, July 19: Senior Mixed Doubles at 9:30 a.m., Mixed Doubles at 1 p.m., and Open Scratch at 5 p.m. And two other events are set for 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 20: a Ladies Super Senior and a Ladies 5-Gamer.

The Beverly J. Wright Memorial fund was founded to honor a lady who lost a courageous battle with breast cancer, and the bowling tournament, also in her name, was started to raise money for breast cancer research.

John and Peggy Cismesia of Parrish were among the champions crowned in the seventh annual tournament, conducted last July, and to read an report on the 2013 competition, click here.

Following are capsule summaries of each of the five tournament events, and to view or download an entry blank, along with the official rules, simply click on the name of the event.

* SENIOR MIXED DOUBLES: Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m., and it is open to bowlers who will be at least age 50 at the time of competition. Entry fee for each team is $60, handicap is 90 percent of 230, and first place will pay a guaranteed $500. Optional brackets, side pots, raffles and silent auction will be available.

* MIXED DOUBLES: Open to all adult bowlers, the three-game handicap (90% of 230) event carries a $60 entry fee. There is a guaranteed top prize of $600, and optional side pots and brackets will be available. Check-in starts at noon.

* OPEN SCRATCH: Check-in begins at 4 p.m., and the event is open to all bowlers with a current USBC membership. Entry fee is $75, and competition is five games across 10 lanes. First place will return $750, based on 48 entries.

* LADIES SUPER SENIOR: This event is open to women who will be at least 60 years of age at time of bowling. Entry fee is $30, handicap is 90 percent of 220, and top prize would be $250, based on 24 entries. Check-in for both of Sunday's events will begin at 9 a.m.

* LADIES 5-GAMER: This event features both scratch and handicap (90 percent of 220) competition, and entry fee into either division is $50, or a player may enter both handicap and scratch for $90. The top two places in the handicap division will pay a guaranteed $750 and $500, while the top two scratch finishers will receive respective guaranteed payoffs of $500 and $250.

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