Entry blanks are now circulating for three tournaments to be conducted by the Florida State USBC Women's Bowling Association.
The Florida Women's Classic will be held on Sept. 28 at Pin Street at Fort Myers. In addition, the 2013 Florida Senior Women's Doubles and Singles Tournament will be held in Zephyrhills on the weekends of Nov. 2-3 and Nov. 9-10, and the 2014 FSWBA's annual championship tournament will begin on May 3-4 in Fort Myers.
Information on each tournament, along with links to official entry blanks, follow.
Florida Women's Scratch Classic
The Florida Women's Classic, which showcases some of the top amateur women bowlers in the state, is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 28, and the venue will be Pin Street at Fort Myers.
The tourney will be contested on a singles, match-play format, featuring five games of qualifying, followed by the match-play segment which will produce five bowlers who will advance to a stepladder finals.
Entries received by Sept. 25 will pay the regular fee of $80, but late entries -- up to 30 minutes prior to the 1 p.m. qualifying round -- will require a cash-only $100 fee payable at the tournament site.
All entrants must be a current USBC member, and first place will pay $500, based on 25 entries. To view or download the official entry blank, click here.
Florida women's state seniors championship
It's not too early to start thinking about participating in the FSWBA senior event, because the entry deadline is Oct. 1. Pin Chasers East Pasco will host the tournament, open to all FSWBA members who are at least 55 years of age as of the entry deadline.
Entry fee will be $18 per woman per event, plus an optional $2 for all-events, meaning a total of $38 if entered in all-events. All competitors must bowl both singles and doubles.
Singles will be contested in two age categories: Division 1 (55-64) and Division 2 (65-up). There will be only one doubles classification, and partners need not be in the same age bracket. No re-entries are permitted.
Saturday doubles squads will be at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., with Saturday singles at noon and 4 p.m. There will be only one Sunday squad in each event, with doubles at 9 a.m. and singles at 11 a.m.
Handicap will be on a 100 percent of 200 basis, and prize payment will be at least one cash for each 10 entries. Winners in each division will be eligible to participate in the National USB Seniors Championships (Women's Division).
Complete information is available on the official entry blank, which can be viewed or downloaded by clicking here.
Women's 2014 state tournament to be held in Fort Myers
The Florida State USBC Women's Bowling Association's 2014 championship tournament will feature four-player team competition at Bowland Cape Coral and singles and doubles at Pin Street at Fort Myers.
Opening weekend is May 3-4 with the windup on June 7-8, but there will be no bowling on Mother's Day weekend (May 10-11). The regular entry deadline is Feb. 1, but late entries will be accepted until March 1, although entries after Feb. 1 will require an additional $20 fee.
Regular entries will be $25 per woman per event, plus optional all-events, both handicap (100 percent of 220) and scratch at $5 each. In addition, optional scratch competition is available in each event at an additional cost of $5. Squad times will be at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on each of the tournament dates.
Multiple entries will be accepted in team event only, provided that no more than two team members compete together on a subsequent entry. To view the official entry blank, click here.
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