Prospective entrants who haven’t yet signed up to compete in the Florida State Bowling Association’s 81st annual Open championship tournament should be aware that the final deadline for submitting entries is Tuesday, March 31.
The tournament will be conducted in Gainesville over the course of 11 weekends, beginning April 11-12 and ending June 27-28. The five-player team competition will take place at Splitz Bowling Lanes, while singles and doubles will be contested at Alley Gatorz Lanes.
After three weekends of action (April 11-12, 18-19 and 25-26), there will be one “idle” weekend (May 2-3) before the event resumes May 9-10..
Entry fee is $25 per person per event, with an optional all-events fee of $5. In addition, optional scratch competition is available at $10 per event, plus $5 all-events, but those competing for scratch prizes must also enter the handicap (90 percent of 240) events.
On each of the tournament dates, five-player team squads will be at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., and singles and doubles action will begin at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Entrants may bowl only once in doubles and singles, but multiple participation is permitted in team event, provided that no more than three members of a team bowl together on a later squad.
As indicated previously, all entries must be submitted to the tournament director no later than March 31, and all pertinent information and rules can be found on the official entry blanks, available at most Florida bowling centers. In addition, you may view or download an entry blank by clicking here.
Florida youth state tournament scheduled in Fort Myers
The 50th annual Florida State Scholarship Tournament will be conducted in Fort Myers for five consecutive weekends, beginning May 23-24, and the deadline for submitting entries is Wednesday, April 1.
Four-player team competition will take place at Bowland Cape Coral, with singles and doubles hosted by Pin Street at Fort Myers, and the tourney is open to Florida USBC Youth certified members.
Entry fees have been set at $16 per bowler per event, plus an optional all-events fee of $2, and handicap will be on a 100 percent of 210 basis. Each event will be contested in six average classifications, as specified on the official entry blanks.
Team and doubles play can include any combination of boys and girls, and re-entries are permitted, providing that no bowler can compete in doubles more than once with the same partner, and teams may not have more than two repeat members. Further, a bowler may place only once in the singles event.
Complete information — including squad times and a breakdown of average categories in each event — can be found on the official entry blanks, and to view or download one, click here.
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