Walk-in entries will be accepted when the Sarasota-Manatee County USBC Association conducts its 23rd annual senior championship tournament Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 8-9) at AMF Venice Lanes.
The event is open to all USBC-certified bowlers in the state of Florida who will have reached the age of 50 at the time of competition.
Entry fee is $18 per player per event, plus an optional $3 all-events fee, and squad times will be at 1 and 4 p.m. both days. All prizes will be on a handicap (90 percent of 220) basis, and team and all-events will be contested in one classification. Singles and doubles will be in two age divisions: A (50-64) and B (65-up).
Doubles partners and four-player teams may consist of all men, all women or any combination of men and women, and when a doubles team consists of players from both age classifications, that duo will be placed in Division A.
Re-entries will be permitted, but bowlers may cash only once in singles and only once with the same partner in doubles. To cash more than once in team play, roster changes involving at least two bowlers must be made.
Complete rules and information can be found on the entry blanks, and and you may view or download an official entry blank by clicking here. And to view the complete set of tournament rules, click here.
Al Cerully Memorial Golf Tournament winners
Donny Johnson, Mike Elliott, Scott Long and D.J. June comprised the winning foursome in the recent Al Cerully Memorial Golf Tournament at IMG Golf & Country Club in Bradenton.
The eighth annual event, conducted by the Sarasota-Manatee County Men’s Bowling Hall of Fame, was contested on a four-person scramble format, and the runner-up team consisted of Kelvin Yow, Jack Myers, Paul Blackley and Tim Ayroid. Finishing third was the foursome of Dave Esterbrook, Will Turner, James Geist and Ty LaPerriere.
The final frame: Betty Bronk
Betty Bronk, for many years one of the finest female bowlers in the Sarasota area, died last week (on Oct. 27) at a nursing home in Valdosta, Ga., at the age of 87.
A native of Randolph County, Ind., she consistently carried one of the highest average among area female bowlers in the 1960s and 1970s, and in 1997, she became the fourth person inducted into the Sarasota Women’s Bowling Association’s Hall of Fame for superior performance.
Following retirement, she temporarily relocated to Franklin, N.C., where she worked at Franklin Lanes, and she returned to the Sarasota area in 2002, and although her average was far short of earlier levels, she continued to bowl at AMF Bradenton through the 2007-08 season.
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