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For the second straight weekend in FSBA tournament, there were no lead changes

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With only two weekends of action remaining in the 80th annual Florida State Bowling Association championship tournament in Orlando, the scores to beat remain the same as they have been for the past two weeks.

According to up-to-date unofficial standings, nothing has changed atop the leaderboard over the past two weekends, and there were only two revisions involving the top three positions in week 8 (June 14-15).

The only such changes over the past weekend came in handicap singles, where Chris Giacamino of Orlando moved into the runner-up spot with a score of 848, and in scratch doubles, where David O'Brien and Josh Johnson of Jacksonville slipped into the No. 3 position with 1,410.

Thomas Slusser of Bradenton continues to lead the handicap all-events category with a nine-game net pinfall of 2,363, while Matthew Gilman of Broward County retained his scratch all-events leadership with a score of 2,210.

Once Rivals Now Teammates of Tallahassee sets the pace in handicap team competition with a 3,778 total, while Mike's Pro Shop No. 4 of Miami has the score to beat in the five-player scratch category (3,410).

Continuing to hold firm atop the leaderboard are: Jeremy Mooney of Palm Beach in scratch singles (782), Anthony Hampton of Ocala in handicap singles (851), Robert Platz and Jon Blum of Citrus County in handicap doubles (1,669), and Craig Montesi and Michael Moore of Orlando in scratch doubles (1,481).

Among representatives of the Sarasota-Manatee County USBC Bowling Association, the only final-weekend newcomers to the Top 60 were Beth Owen-Cipielewski of Sarasota, tied for 48th in handicap singles (783) and Semi-Pro, 60th in scratch team (2,878).

Two more perfect games were rolled last weekend, with Roger Bowker of Ocala turning the trick in singles on Saturday and Josh Johnson of Jacksonville rolling a 300 in doubles on Sunday. That brings the event's perfect-game total to 15.

The current top three in each tournament category, plus any Sarasota-Manatee County bowlers in the Top 60:

  • TEAM EVENT HANDICAP: 1, Once Rivals, Now Teammates (Tallahassee) 3,778; 2, James Team (Space Coast) 3,648; 3, Mike's Pro Shop No. 4 (Miami) 3,607. [Sarasota-Manatee entrants: 7th, Fletcher's Bunch 3,523; 11th, Four Aces 3,494; tie 38th, DJ & Crew 3,419.]
  • TEAM EVENT SCRATCH: 1, Mike's Pro Shop No. 4 (Miami) 3,410; 2, Flying Circus II (Seminole County) 3,207; 3, Mike's Pro Shop No. 2 (Miami) 3,178. [Sarasota-Manatee entrants: 60th, Semi-Pro 2.878.]
  • DOUBLES HANDICAP: 1, Robert Platz and Jon Blum (Citrus County) 1,669; 2, Lauren Bland and Mike Mojzak (Orlando) 1,602; 3, Craig Montesi and Michael Moore (Orlando) 1,567. [Sarasota-Manatee entrants: 9th, Tom Slusser and Stephen Gergle (Bradenton) 1,523; tie 17th, Ian Gray and Thomas McTigue (Bradenton) 1,505; 29th, Ed Swietek and Ed Slusser (Bradenton) 1,479.]
  • DOUBLES SCRATCH: 1, Craig Montesi and Michael Moore (Orlando) 1,481; 2, Korey Cieslinski and Richard Stefanik (Jacksonville) 1,422; 3, David O'Brien and Josh Johnson (Jacksonville) 1,410. [Sarasota-Manatee entrants: tie 47th, Ed Swietek and Ed Slusser (Bradenton) 1,245; tie 58th, Derek Lucas and Brent Dykstra (Venice) 1,234.]
  • SINGLES HANDICAP: 1, Anthony Hampton (Ocala) 851; 2, Chris Giacamino (Orlando) 848; 3, Jason Rowles (Orlando) 845. [Sarasota-Manatee entrants: tie 11th, Tom Slusser (Bradenton) 818; tie 28th, Curtis Miccichi (Bradenton) 798; 44th, Ronnie Hayes (Bradenton) 786; tie 48th, Beth Owen-Cipielewski 783.]
  • SINGLES SCRATCH: 1, Jeremy Mooney (Palm Beach) 782; 2, Michael Moscato (Space Coast) 767; 3, Tyson Kurth (Ocala) 762. [Sarasota-Manatee entrant: tie 17th, Ronnie Hayes (Bradenton) 730.]
  • ALL-EVENTS HANDICAP: 1, Tom Slusser (Bradenton) 2,363; 2, Lauren Bland (Orlando) 2,349; 3, Robert Davis (Greater Citrus) 2,292. [Sarasota-Manatee entrants: 18th Ed Swietek (Bradenton) 2,244; tie 27th, Preston Willis (Bradenton) 2,224.]
  • ALL-EVENTS SCRATCH: 1, Matthew Gilman (Broward County) 2,210; 2, Michael Moore (Orlando) 2,175; 3, Bobby Walters Jr. (Broward County) 2,154.

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