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Century Doubles set at Treasure Lanes on Sunday; Hough wins Senior Sweeper

John Hough of Naples won last Saturday's Senior Sweeper at AMF Gulf Gate Lanes.
John Hough of Naples won last Saturday's Senior Sweeper at AMF Gulf Gate Lanes.
photo by Chuck Souzer

A few spots remain for prospective entrants in the third Bobby Combs Century Doubles tournament of the current season on Sunday (March 16) at Treasure Lanes in Port Charlotte.

On Friday afternoon, tournament director Sandy Combs informed that several openings remain for the always-popular event, and she may be contacted at (941) 932-7594 for up-to-date information.

Century Doubles competition features a unique format, with each doubles team comprised of partners with combined ages of 100 or more as of the tournament date. Each duo will roll three handicap (90 percent of 220) games for potential prize list placement.

Action will begin at 2 p.m., and the entry fee is $30 per doubles team. The fee breakdown consists of $12 for lineage, $14 for prize money and $4 for the Sarasota-Manatee Youth Scholarship Fund.

In addition, an optional Alibi Doubles competition -- at a cost of $10, or $5 per bowler -- affords each entrant the opportunity to combine scores bowled by other tournament entrants for placement in a separate prize fund.

Walk-ins will be accepted on Sunday, provided that lanes are available, and such entrants must register at least 45 minutes prior to starting time.

Defending Century Doubles champions are Larry and Cee Butler, who won the most-recent tournament on Dec. 8 at Sarasota Lanes. To read a full report of that tournament, click here.

The final Century Doubles tourney of the current season will be contested at AMF Gulf Gate Lanes on Sunday, May 18. To view or download an official entry blank for this Sunday's tournament, click here.

Hough wins Senior Sweeper at AMF Gulf Gate

John Hough of Naples topped the field in last Saturday's (March 8) Senior Sweeper at AMF Gulf Gate, defeating Chris Keane of Tampa and Mark Scime of Orlando in a three-player rolloff for the title. Hough rolled a final-game 236 to prevail, while Keane was nine pins back at 227 and Scime struggled to a 159.

Harry Wright and Jeff Stapleton, both of Venice, finished fourth and fifth, respectively, while Russ Mills of Orlando landed the final spot in the six-player cut after qualifying. Stapleton had been the three-game qualifying leader with a 718 series on games of 244, 216 and 258, while Keane (639) and Mills (636) were next in line.

In the six-player semi-final game, Keane had the top score at 264, followed in order by Scime (248) and Hough (218), setting the stage for the title game.

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