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Local tournaments under way

By By Mike Carson/The Meridian Star
Oct. 16, 2001
The 2001 Annual City Mixed Championship is in the books. Both the men's and women's association would like to thank all local bowlers who participated. Due to the time which this article must be turned in, we will have final results in next week's column.
This weekend Meridian and Dixie Bowl will be hosting the 21st Annual Mississippi Magic Age Tournament. Approximately 175 women from around the state will be competing in the two day event. Participants will bowl three games Saturday and three games Sunday in four different age divisions. Anyone having door prizes to donate should contact Pat James.
Don't forget the Annual Halloween Scotch Doubles Tournament October 27-28 at Dixie Bowl. This annual YABA fund raiser also includes a drawing for a 27" Color TV. Raffle tickets are on sale each night during league play. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. The drawing will be held prior to the beginning of the last shift Sunday October 28. Make your plans to take part in the fun and worthwhile event.
Tournament entry forms are now available for the Mississippi State Mixed Tournament, scheduled for the first three weekends in November at McComb Bowling Center in McComb. Also on hand are entry forms for the men's State Bowling Tournament. This event will be hosted by Dixie Bowl December 1-2 and 8-9. There will be five age divisions beginning 50 years old, with all but Class "E" winners in each division receiving a paid entry to the National Seniors Tournament in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Closing Date for entries is November 1, so get your entries soon.
Locally, Thomas Clay provided the fireworks during the past week by posting his second career 300 game during action in the Hucklebuck League. After coming up just short 10 days earlier, Clay "found the pocket" all twelve times to lead the way. Leon Fike came close again, but wasn't able to close the door after punching out 11 straight strikes and ending with a 298 game. Andrew Clayton fired off a 10-in-a-row 289 game while recording a nice 761 series and taking top honors in the category. Amy Davis continues to shine for the ladies by recording a 267 game-643 series. Shirley Gaines recorded series of 615 and 625 and a 256 game while Sue Kirkpatrick chipped in a 246 game.