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Meridian bowling camp ends as Stan's Classic tourney begins

By By Mike Carson / bowling columnist
July 30, 2002
The First Annual Meridian Bowling Camp was held last week at Dixie Bowl Lanes. Camp Director Betty Dorough termed the camp a success in its inaugural edition. Thirteen bowlers participated in the five day event.
She would like to thank M.A. Copeland, Jim Broderick, Jr., Johnnie Blackmon and Bill Fike, who all served as coaches. She also extends thanks to the following individuals and merchants who donated prizes: Mr. Discount Drugs, Firestone, Burns &Burns, Muna Federal, Papa Johns Pizza, Chik Fil-A, LJ Candy, Pat James and Joe Hasson.
The Stan's Classic Tournaments Handicap Doubles Tournament is scheduled to kick off this week. The tournament will run for five consecutive weekends before concluding Labor Day. First Place is guaranteed to pay $3000 regardless of entries. Multiple participation is allowed each shift you bowl. So grab a partner or two and take you best shot(s) at three grand.
Organization meetings for all nightly leagues will be held August 12-16. The 2002-2003 season officially kicks off the following week, August 19-23. All leagues will meet at their regularly scheduled bowling times at Dixie Bowl Lanes. Each team should try to have at least one representative at the meeting. Openings are available for teams and individuals in all leagues. If you are interested in joining a league, call or come by Dixie Bowl for more more detailed information on the various leagues and their starting times. As always, leagues will be available for men, women and mixed formats. Junior leagues will begin September 4 (Wednesday Fun Time) and September 7 (Saturday Morning Juniors). M.A. Copeland, Dixie Bowl manager, also is planning to unveil a new "surprise" in October.