Tournaments, tournaments, and more tournaments.
Indeed, a variety of tournaments have been scheduled for the remainder of the current season, and prospective entrants may want to save this Examiner.com column for a checklist of dates and future reference.
Included in the following listing are the major tournaments to be conducted by the Sarasota-Manatee County USBC Bowling Association: the Senior, Open, Women's and Youth Championships, plus the 700-Plus and Bill Wenzel Valentine Doubles events.
In addition, events conducted by Sarasota-Manatee Bowling Halls of Fame -- such as Strike Out Breast Cancer, the Al Cerully Memorial golf tournament and the Andy Rapone Best-3-of-4 tournament -- are listed, and the dates and locations for the remaining three Bobby Combs Century Doubles tourneys are included.
And don't forget a pair of youth-adult tourneys -- a 9-pin no tap in October and a best-3-of-4 in December -- to help benefit the area's Youth Scholarship Program.
As you can see from the following listing, there is everything from competitive tournaments to fun-type events for everyone, and as entry blanks become available, they will be placed on the SMCBA's Web site, and to access that site, click here.
One other tournament, designed for high-average players -- the sixth in a series of Prove It Scratch Challenges -- will take place on Sunday (Sept. 29), and full details are available in an Examiner.com article that can be viewed by clicking here.
The upcoming area tournament schedule includes the following events:
- STRIKE OUT BREAST CANCER event, 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, Sarasota Lanes. To view or download a flyer, click here.
- YOUTH-ADULT 9-PIN NO-TAP, noon and 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct.6, at AMF Bradenton Lanes.
- SARASOTA-MANATEE MEN'S HALL OF FAME GOLF OUTING, 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at The Meadows Golf Course. (Rain date, Nov. 3).
- SMCBA SENIORS TOURNAMENT, times to be determined on Nov. 9-10, at Sarasota Lanes.
- BOBBY COMBS CENTURY DOUBLES, 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8, at Sarasota Lanes.
- YOUTH-ADULT BEST-3-OF-4 TOURNAMENT, 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15, at Sarasota Lanes.
- SMCBA YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS, times to be determined, Jan. 25-26, at AMF Gulf Gate Lanes.
- BILL WENZEL VALENTINE DOUBLES, noon and 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 9, at Sarasota Lanes.
- 700-PLUS TOURNAMENT (with virtual doubles), time to be determined, Sunday, Feb. 16, at AMF Venice Lanes.
- SMCBA OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS, times to be determined on Feb. 22-23 and March 1-2, at AMF Venice Lanes.
- BOBBY COMBS CENTURY DOUBLES, 2 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at Treasure Lanes in Port Charlotte.
- SMCBA WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIPS, times to be determined, March 22-23, at Sarasota Lanes.
- BOBBY COMBS CENTURY DOUBLES, 2 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at AMF Gulf Gate Lanes.
- ANDY RAPONE BEST-3-OF-4 TOURNAMENT, 10 a.m., 12:30 and 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 9, at Sarasota Lanes.
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