I think I wrote one article in December with the holidays, being sick, and my son Alex taking on a new job, I do not think I accomplished much in the month of December. So, I am catching up.
Bowling at Dunedin Lanes Bev Ullrich had a perfect 300 with a 921 series (4 games), and Roy Robertson also shot a 300-814 and Paul Balog 290-715. A nice New Year’s gift!!!
Here are some more great scores at Dunedin Lanes: 4 games series – Gary Whistler 267-1013, Chris Williamson 279-975, Dave Earnest 276-944, Gavin Newman 276-971, Ron Maniscalco 268-958. And from other leagues : Charlie Gill 289-640, Mark Clifton 689, David Hamm 260-751, Bob Lega 686, John Mojack 662, Louis Kusner 280-735, Michael Richardson 691, Jodi Kroeger 663. Senior leagues – Robert McConnell 695, Don Shattock 596, Gary Rock 580, Paul Shepard 607, Dick Dunno 594, Ray Aquino 677.
Winners of January’s 9-pin No Tap Doubles Tournament with a combined total of 2357 were Leighton Bryant & Tim Reeves of Sarasota.
The next Dunedin Doubles Tournament will take place Saturday, January 19th. This is a sanctioned event and teams maybe 2 men, 2 women or mixed. Valentine’s Scotch Doubles are scheduled for Saturday, February 9th at 4 pm. Teams are composed of 1 man and 1 woman. Entries for both events are available at www.dunedinlanes.com
Liberty Lanes had some perfect games throughout December - Ronnie Liles just went adult this season, and had his first perfect game as an adult 300-661… Congrats Ronnie. And some more 300’s go out to Billy Wilder 761, Gregory Bowen 674, Mark Salta 713.
Here are some more awesome games thrown during the holidays: Mariann Russo 268-659, 267-703, Jessica Whistler 265-734, 267-682, Renee Miller 299-744, 259-681, 230-679, 277-646, Teresa Genevie 238-681, Darlene Milton 257-720, 240-709, Cathy Walter 258-610.
Youth bowlers were on fire as well: An 8 year old young lady, Hannah Diem, loves to bowl, had a very nice 220 game! Very proud of her, way to go Hannah! Alex Matthews 235-623, 238-573, Kristian Sieradzki 279-673, Kari Garrett 208-570, Stephen Della Monica 255-680, Jason Acevedo 246-633, AJ Carrigan 259-641, Austin Vogt 247-646.
Upcoming Tournament at Liberty Lanes, this coming Saturday, January 12th is the Trio Tournament, limited to 24 teams, check in 5:30-6 pm. Entry fee $90 team. For more information you can visit their website at www.libertylanesbowling.com
Sunrise Lanes also had some great scores throughout the holidays: Matt Mayhugh 300-728, 299-247-258-804, and to start the New Year off, another 300-751. And the ladies were on fire: Cindy Sartor 227-659, Andrea Grzeslo 256-673, 233-664, Colleen Watson 279-681 & 290-655. Youth bowler KC Billetdeaux 237-592.
Sunrise Lanes starting on January 8 and running till March 15th, is the 9 or Better Tournament. Enter as often as you like. You have to be an adult to bowl and be 18 years of age or older. More information is on the website at www.sunriselanes.com
Upcoming tournaments and events at Twedt’s Bowling Center: January 12th at 2 pm Gulf Coast USBC is having their 4th Annual BVL bowl-a-thon. Some Veterans from Bay Pines Veterans Hospital will be bowling. They always look forward to coming out. There will be an auction for hotel stay, cruise and other items. We hope to see you out there. It will be a 9 pin no tap fun day!! Let’s raise some money for Bay Pines Veterans Hospital.
January 20th @ 1 pm – 8 for 8 is back!!! Play for your choice of bowling bags!!
Valentines Scotch Doubles Tournament will be held on February 10th at 1 pm. $20 per team. Sweet snacks & champagne will be served.
On March 17 @ 1pm they will be having their Droolapalooza Fundraiser. There will be an auction, raffles & 50/50. $15 per person & all proceeds go to Newfie Rescue.
Visit their website at www.littlecenters.com for more information.
More holiday scores from Seminole Lanes, Santa must have visited at Seminole: Santa delivered the following 300 games to Gerald Crawford 692, Ziggy Podlas 763, Doug Wessell 704, Ray Leitz 761. And Eddie Duer is 78 years old had a very nice 300 game as well, with a 785 series. Starting 2013 out right, Sean Crosby 300-711 & Vinny Sadowski (youth) 300.
Some more awesome scores: Leroy Goffer 299, Tiffany Crosby 223-269-269-761, Michelle Mullins 237-238-220-695, Gillian Dean 234-204-214-652, Jessica Belcher 213-241-217-671. Ladies have been on fire!
Youth bowlers: Brandon Lownsbury 276-769, Phillip Reckner 289-725, Nick Borries 255-672, Jeremy Dunson 263, Briana Stephens 203-536, John Hollis 258-693, Jacob House (10 years old) 210.
Upcoming Tournaments & Events: January 13th, Rulers of the House Team Tournament. Entry fee $100 per team. Based on 30 entries, $1000 first place.
January 19 & 20 – Gulf Coast is having their 2nd Annual Senior doubles/singles tournament.
9 or Better Tournament … Win weekly cash and enter as often as you would like. Starts January 8 thru March 15th. At both Seminole & Sunrise Lanes.
The last few days of the year and the first day of the year, Seminole had a Carabaas Doubles Tournament. The winners of the men division were Gary Halstrom & Drew Beierlein with a total of 1456. The mixed division winners were Hanh Pullen & Gary Halstrom with a total of 1444. And the women’s division went to Sandy Jones & Phyliss Berggren with a total of 1465. For other winners and to see what place you came in visit their website at www.seminolelanes.com
On February 17 with squads at 1 pm & 3 pm the 8th Annual Sweetheart Mixed Doubles Tournament. Entry Fee is $50 doubles and there is an optional singles tournament and entry for that is $25. For more info on this tournament you can call Mike Crosby at 727-343-4731.
Tournament and events at Ten Pin Lanes: On January 27th @ 3 pm – 8 for 8 is back. You get your choice of a new bowling bag.
Valentines Scotch Doubles Tournament is on February 10th at 1 pm. Entry Fee is $20 per team.
Saturday, February 16th @ 2 pm – Bill Jona’s Fundraiser
Earl Gaudet 6th Annual Memorial St. Patty’s Day Tournament is March 10th @ 1 pm. 8 pin no tap / baker system – Teams of 2 – 4 games $20 per team. 1 in 6 will cash. Donations go to Earl’s kids, USBC Youth Scholarship Fund.
For more information on above tournaments/fundraisers visit their site at www.littlecenters.com
Other happenings around:
High School Age Bowlers – Lower Pinellas Spring Trio High School Traveling League you will go between Liberty, Seminole, Sunrise, Twedt’s & Ten Pins. This league is open to high school youth private or public schools welcome to come out. The league will bowl on Thursday afternoons at 3:45 pm. \Three (3) bowlers to a team. 12 weeks from January 17 – April 11th. The 13th week April 18, will be pizza and end of season awards. Teams can be all boys, girls or mixed. Your choice. Handicap 100% of 220. It is sanctioned league, USBC youth award emblems & pins.The cost is $60. If you are not sanctioned you will be required to pay an additional $5 to sanction.
MEETING: January 10th, this coming Thursday at Seminole Lanes at 4:30 pm. For more information you can call Janet Waddell at 727-392-2271 option # 4 or by email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bowling Centers Association of Florida presents … The 2013 INTERNATIONAL FAMILY TOURNAMENT FLORIDA STATE FINALS IS being held this year on March 16 & 17th at Shore Lanes Palm Bay in Melbourne, Florida. Entry deadline is March 2, 2013. Entries I have seen at Seminole Lanes and if you need any more information you can contact Tod Janssen at Twedt’s bowling center, you can call him at 727-581-4102 or email him at email@example.com
And ADULTS – at Seminole Lanes & Liberty Lanes, the 79th Annual Florida State BA Open Championship Tournament is coming to our area. Entry forms are out at all our centers. Entry deadline is March 30, 2013. Tournament is from May 11 – June 30, 2013. Team event at Liberty & Doubles/Singles at Seminole Lanes. Hope to see you there!!