The popular tournament series features a unique format in which all doubles teams must consist of partners who have combined ages totaling at least 100 as of the time of bowling.
The event is open to all current members of the United States Bowling Congress, and there will be only one squad, beginning at 2 p.m.
The format will be three games on a handicap (90 percent of 220) basis, and entry fee will be $30 per doubles team, plus $5 per bowler for each entry into the optional Alibi Doubles event, in which bowlers use scores rolled by other (non-partner) tournament competitors for qualifying on a separate prize list.
Pre-entries are suggested, but walk-ins will be accepted, and it is requested that entrants check in at least 45 minutes prior to starting time.
In the most-recent Century Doubles, Glenn Jessup and Roger King captured top honors in a 62-team field on Dec. 16 at AMF Bradenton Lanes. For a report on that tournament, click here.
For more information, you may contact tournament director Sandy Combs at (941) 932-7594.
Sarasota Lanes hosts short-season 8-for-8 league
A special short-season eight-week league -- featuring eight weeks of bowling for only $8 a week -- will begin at Sarasota Lanes at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13.
Prior to the first night of play, there will be a start-up meeting at 6:30 p.m. for the league, which will end its season on May 1.
Participants will receive two games of bowling, a Frequent Bowler membership card, a USBC membership card and a custom-fitted bowling ball. In addition, there will be a 15-minute instruction clinic prior to each bowling night.
Any bowlers who pay for all eight weeks in advance will receive a $4 discount, making the eight-week fee $60. For additional information, contact Sarasota Lanes at 955-7629.
Bowling For Scholarships event at AMF Gulf Gate on April 20
The Sarasota County School Nutrition Association will conduct a scholarship fund-raising event at AMF Gulf Gate Lanes from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 20.
The cost of $15 a person -- or $75 per lane, for five people -- will include two hours of bowling, a pitcher of soda or beer,special colored-pin prizes, raffles and silent auctions.
All proceeds will be earmarked for seven scholarships to be provided to graduating high school seniors.
For additional information, call Karla Dumas at 321-4936 or Mary Murphy at 586-1742.
The final frame: Paul Burrow
Paul Burrow of Bradenton, a five-year member of the board of directors of the Sarasota-Manatee County USBC Bowling Association, died recently (Feb. 22).
Formerly from Canton, Mich., he moved to the area in 1982, and he attented an SMCBA board meeting as recently as Jan. 6 at AMF Gulf Gate.