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Bowling tournaments coming up

By By Mike Carson / bowling columnist
Sept. 30, 2003
As we move into October, several tournaments are on the horizon for local bowlers. The first on the schedule begins this Saturday and Sunday and concludes next weekend as the Meridian City Mixed Tournament takes to the lanes. This will be a Team and Doubles tournament with an optional All-Events. Team may consist of any combination of men and women with at least one member of each sex on the roster. Doubles will consist of a man and a woman. All mixed teams in local are urged to take part in this annual event. Winners in both divisions will receive a cash award and a paid entry into the State Mixed Tournament which will be held at Hub Lanes in Hattiesburg the first three weekends in November. Entry forms are available at Dixie Bowl, so pick yours up and get your entry in. Shift times will be at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. each day.
Entry forms have arrived for the Magic Age Tournament which is open to all WBA members 55 years of age or older at the time of participation. This year's tournament will take place at Rebelanes in Tupelo Oct. 18 and 19. A new division has been added this year, giving the tournament five separate divisions. The closing date for entries is Friday, Oct. 3. All entries must be postmarked by midnight that day so you only have a few days left to get your entry in.
Also on on tap is the State Seniors Tournament open to men 50 years of age or older which will be held Dec. 6-7 and 13-14 at Spanish Trail Lanes in Gautier. Entry closing date for this tournament is Nov. 14.
Local bowlers continued to pound the pocket last week producing more big numbers. Last week's charge was led by Jim Broderick Jr. who used games of 266 and 288 to help blast out a nice 760 series in the Queen City league. Don Waldron chalked up his first "7" of the season by firing a 728 and Robby Relinski checked in with a 727. Tim Van Doren rounded out the list with a 713. Jim's 288 was not quite good enough to take the high games for the week as Robert Brown started with a spare and then strung out eleven-in-a-row to finish with a 290 in the Hucklebuck league. Rodney Bounds put together a 279 game and Tyrone McAlpine fired a 278. Rounding out the high games list were Bill Fike with a 269 and Ray McKay with a 265. Other guys crunching some big numbers were Robert Jenkins, C.O. Gray, Mike Cothern, Mike Holcomb, Mike Barfield and Shayne Barfield.
Plenty of ladies got in on the action too. Shelia Walker fired a 232 and Nita Fike used a 230 game as both ladies tied for the high series for the week with 614s. High games went to Debbie Jones for her 236. She also added a 223 to the list in separate action. Nonie Embrey and Matar McClinton each chalked up a nice 233 game. Cathy Jones made the grade with a 226 followed by Sue Kirkpatrick's 225 and Dana Carson's 224. Marlene Stokes came through with a 223 and Jane Gibson added a 222. Denise Rutledge rounded out the list with a 221. Congratulations to last week's Bowlerette league Bowler of the Week Carol Workman and the previous week's winner Ruth Hoy.
That's all for this week. Until next week. . . Good luck and good bowling!