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Flonnoy teams with Quiroz for Century Doubles title, and he also posts Alibi win

Results have been announced for the March 16 Bobby Combs Century Doubles at Treasure Lanes.
Results have been announced for the March 16 Bobby Combs Century Doubles at Treasure Lanes.

Carlton Flonnoy was a two-time winner in the Bobby Combs Century Doubles tournament, conducted on Sunday (March 16) at Treasure Lanes in Port Charlotte.

Flonnoy teamed with Gina Quiroz for top honors in the regular tournament, and he won the optional Alibi Doubles competition with Fred Shaffer.

Flonnoy's entering average was 188, and he posted scratch scores of 226, 193 and 225 for a 644 series that, coupled with 91 handicap pins, provided him with a net pinfall of 735.

Quiroz, entering with a 170 average, rolled games of 223, 127 and 184 for a 534 scratch series (669 handicap) to help the victorious team to a 1,404 score, which was three pins better than the runner-up total of 1,401 compiled by Nancy Wroe and Bob Somers.

Third place went to Ed Yager and Terri Thomas with a pinfall of 1,389, while Chuck Souzer and Saul Insignares finished in the No. 4 position at 1,382. Rounding out the list of cashers were: Nellie Ralston and Kenneth Combs (1,368), Cindy Wight and Bruce Kintz (1,368), Karen Shaffer and Fred Shaffer (1,347), and Ashley Christensen and Sam Steiner (1,340).

Alibi Doubles captured by Flonnoy and Fred Shaffer

In the Alibi Doubles -- in which participants may combine their scores with any non-partner entrant -- Flonnoy's 735 score plus the 692 posted by Fred Shaffer resulted in the winning total of 1,427.

The second-place Alibi score was rolled by Bruce Combs and Yager at 1,416, while Souzer and Bob Pazur finished third with 1,407. Others cashing in the Alibi standings included: Bruce Combs and Flonnoy (1,402), Mary Kyle and Wroe (1,387), Flonnoy and Ed VerVane (1,375), and Rick Wight and Linda Wight (1,373).

The third event of the season in the always-popular tournament drew a total of 40 doubles teams, each with combined ages of at least 100 as of the time of bowling. And the final Century Doubles of the 2013-14 season will be contested at AMF Gulf Gate Lanes on Sunday, May 18.

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