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Handicap Doubles coming soon

By By Mike Carson / dowling columnist
July 23, 2002
The State tournaments are behind for now and next up on the agenda is the first annual Handicap Doubles Tournaments sponsored by Stan's Classic Tournaments. Already, entries have been received from as far away as Tennessee. The $3000 First Place prize is guaranteed regardless of the number of entries. Shifts will run at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. each Saturday beginning August 3 and 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. each Sunday beginning August 4. The tournament will conclude Labor Day using the Sunday schedule. The lanes will be oiled prior to the 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. shifts each day.
Multiple participation is allowed, meaning you may bowl with up to three partners each time you bowl. The entry fee is $30 per bowler with one partner and $25 per bowler for additional partners the same shift. You may enter as often as you like, but may only cash once with the same partner. The handicap for women will be 90% of the difference of 210. Men's handicap will be 80% of the difference of 210. Strong local participation is needed to help make this tournament a success so I would like to encourage you all to take part at least once over the next five weekends. Entry forms are available at Dixie Bowl or you may enter online at www.bowling100.com.
Believe it or not, the start of the 20002-2003 Fall/Winter league season is now only a few short weeks away. League secretaries should be contacting returning team captains to begin putting together their teams. All league meetings will take place the week of August 12-16. The season officially begins Monday, August 19. Openings are available in all leagues for teams and individuals. As always, there will be a selection of Mens, Ladies and Mixed leagues to choose from. Anyone interested in joining a league may contact Dixie Bowl Lanes and we will be happy to assist you in finding the league that is right for you.
Those of you who receive Bowling Magazine might want to take a little closer look at the July edition. On page 35 of the magazine you will find the name of Meridian's own Jamie Hagwood, who is recognized as the oldest bowler in the state. At 95 years young and still kicking, Jamie is one of the ten oldest active bowlers in the country. Although he is nine years behind the "leader" we have no doubt that one day he will have that honor!

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