The sixth tournament in a series of Prove It Scratch Challenges will be held on Sunday, Sept. 29, at Sarasota Lanes.
Check-in, registration and a draw for starting lane assignments will run from noon to 1:15 p.m., and pre-competition practice will begin at 1:30 p.m.
Entry fee will be $50, and the prize fund will be based upon number of entries, with the first-place payout being $500, based on 40 participants. Optional brackets will be available at $5 per entry, and optional high-game jackpots will cost $8.
For the first time, if there are at least 25 entries and at least five seniors (ages 50-up) participating, the high senior out of the money will also receive a cash prize.
The format calls for four games of qualifying across eight lanes, and the first cut will be 1-in-4, with all advancing bowlers guaranteed to cash. Those who make the cut will enter the match-play segment, with qualifying pinfall carried over. Thirty bonus pins will be added to the net score of each match-play winner, and the field will be cut in half after each match-play round until a champion is determined.
There has yet to be a two-time Challenge winner. James McCleland is the defending champion, having won the August event, and prior winners were David Shedrow (July), Jon Rakoski (June), Aaron Albritton (May) and Dennis Beagle (April).
Strike Out Breast Cancer fund-raiser scheduled for Oct. 5
Area bowlers can help a good cause by taking part in the Strike Out Breast Cancer event, to be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, at Sarasota Lanes.
The cost will include two games of bowling, plus prizes, a silent auction and other surprises, and entrants do not have to be a USBC-certified bowler to participate.
Children are welcome, and bumper bowling will be available, upon request, for those under 10 years of age.
Proceeds will go to the local Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the area Youth Scholarship Fund and the Sarasota-Manatee Women's Hall of Fame. Sarasota Lanes is donating use of its facilities for the event.
Complete information can be found on the entry blank, and to view or download it, click here.
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