Fall season has begun; we are in the 2nd or 3rd week of bowling. How are you doing? I have seen a few perfect games throughout our association already.
LADIES – Have you had a 600 series or better? The Gulf Coast Ladies 600 club is having a tournament at Seminole Lanes on September 29th. Ladies from Gulf Coast, Tampa or Clearwater 600 club are welcome to join the tournament. The tournament starts at 1 pm. This is a sanctioned tournament.
We went to USBC National Convention this past April and learned that our OPEN tournament can be any type of format. So we changed it up a bit. We decided instead of having the team, doubles/singles, all events, that we would have a DOUBLES tournament. So on October 19 & 20 @ Liberty Lanes, we will have a Doubles Tournament. We are hoping everyone gives it a shot. Entry Fee $50, more than half goes back into the prize fund. Walk ins are accepted, based on lane availability. The tournament has two shifts each day. Teams can consist of 2 men, 2 ladies or mixed. Open only to Gulf Coast USBC members. Re-entries are allowed as long as you have a different partner.
If you have never bowled in a tournament, give it a try, it is a lot of fun!!!! We hope to see you at Liberty Lanes on October 19 & 20. If you do not have an average, you are required to have bowled 21 games for an average. If you do not have an average, be sure the day you come out that you bring a standing sheet from your league and you have bowled 21 games.
We will be running brackets, they are $5 each, some get one bracket and others may get in 8 or however many we have, so be sure to bring extra money.
The following weekend, is our October Youth/Adult Tournament to be held at Seminole Lanes. October 26 & 27, two shifts each day, both NOON & 3 PM. Must be a Gulf Coast USBC member. Again you can bowl one shift, two or all four, as long as you have a different partner each time.
Entry fee is $30. Walk ins are accepted based on lane availability.
Scholarships will be awarded based on 1 out of 6 entries ratio in each division (Bantam 8 & under, Prep 9-11, Junior 12-14 and Major/Senior 15-20, & Specials). The USBC YOUTH member of the team will receive the scholarship. All award fees will be returned 100%. In case of a tie, duplicate scholarships will be given.
Adults, if you want to bowl, and do not have a youth to bowl with, let me know at email@example.com and I will put you on the list. KIDS – If you do not have an adult to bowl with or you do have one, but you want to bowl another shift, let me know and I will find someone for you. I already have a list going. Handicap is 100% of 220 for all bowlers.
Brackets will be available, and kids do not forget brackets are $5 and we give 100% back to your SMART account. So again, if you want in one bracket that is $5 if you want in 4 brackets that is $20.
In November every year we have the St. Petersburg Women’s Classic. This is the 60th St. Petersburg Women’s Classic. 60 years!!! WOW!!! We have something extra special for the ladies who are coming out to bowl this year. Entry forms are on our website at www.gcusbc.org please download your entry form from there. Your bowling center should have them, or if you are unable to download, email me and I will be happy to email or mail an entry form.
This tournament is a team with 4 ladies to a team, doubles/singles and all event tournament. Two weekends, two shifts each day. Dates for the tournament are November 9 & 10 & November 16 & 17th.
Ladies come from all over Florida and some come from Georgia. This tournament is open to all Women USBC Bowlers.
THERE IS A DEADLINE ON THIS TOURNAMENT – OCTOBER 28, 2013 AT MIDNIGHT.
NO WALK INS.
The tournament is being held at Liberty Lanes for doubles/singles & Ten Pins for team.
On our website from Quaker Steak & Lube if ladies bring their USBC card, they will offer 10% off their bill for food & beverage. Also Harold Seltzer’s is offering for free their Wild Onion Rose appetizer to a table. The cards will be sent to your captain with your confirmation. I am working with other restaurants for discounts for the ladies.
Also I have already talked with some ladies from Vero Beach and found them two ladies from our area to bowl with. If you want to come to this tournament but are missing a lady or you are by yourself, and want on a team, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will help you locate a bowler or a team.
So ladies, let your friends know about this tournament, again it is open to all USBC women bowlers. So maybe your friends can come and visit for the weekend.
Hope to see all returning and new Classic Women bowlers !!