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Florida State Youth State Tournament

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Florida State USBC Youth State Tournament

This was the first weekend of the FSUSBC Youth State Tournament, which is being held in our area, at Seminole Lanes for doubles/singles and at Liberty Lanes for the team evcnt.

We worked at Seminole Lanes over the weekend, and it is always so exciting to watch the youth bowlers. The little kids are exciting, their balls, go so slow down the lane, and you wonder if the ball is going to make it to the pins, no matter if they are slow or fast, it is very exciting to watch. We saw a lot of strikes, splits, spares, gutter balls and a lot of parents and grandparents cheering on the kids.

Gulf Coast USBC is selling T-Shirts, with the design done by our local bowler Kayla Dollinger from Ten Pin Lanes and the towel design done by Stephen Della Monica who is also on the Florida State USBC Youth board. They are also selling Youth State Pins, Screen Phone Cleaners, and tickets for a chance for an IPAD.

The first weekend results are on the Florida State Website at

Some of the Gulf Coast USBC bowlers bowled over the weekend. Currently sitting in 1st place in Division 10 Girls Singles Handicap is Amanda Fowler from Seminole Lanes with a 849 and in All Events in her division with a 2370 and she is holding first in All Events Scratch as well, with a 1551. And in All Events Handicap in Division 8 - 1st place is Sarah Sudduth from Seminole Lanes with a 2075 and Sarah is leading the pack with scratch all events with a 1733.

If you are coming to the State Tournament things to remember would be the dress code NO HALTERS, TANK TOPS OR HEAD APPAREL WILL BE ALLOWED. Shorts must be of mid-thigh length or longer. ALL PANTS WILL BE WORN AT Waist

LEVEL WITH NO UNDERWEAR OR BARE SKIN SHOWING. THE TOURNAMENT OFFICIALS WILL DETERMINE PROPER ATTIRE. Youth Participants will not wear or use bowling equipment depicting alcohol, tobacco, gambling, an illegal substance or inappropriate language/gestures during competitions (rule 301b).

If you need a sub before you are coming over the weekend, call our office, at 727-399-2695 so we can look for a sub for you before you get here. If you do not know you will need a sub till you are here, please be sure to come at least 1 hour before scheduled time to bowl and go to the tournament office to fill out the paperwork.

Everyone should check in at least a ½ hour before your scheduled time to bowl. Youth bowlers are the person who needs to check in, not the parents.

Looking forward to another weekend with the Florida State USBC Youth bowlers!!!!!

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