Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

August 17, 2013

TRENT: Bowlers, are you ready for new season?

Locals fare well at New Midwest Tournament for Women.


Kokomo Tribune

---- — Let’s get this season rolling! If your bowling league hasn’t already had an organ-ization meeting, then I am sure it is just around the corner. When you receive your sanction card application, if it is already filled out by the computer system, check it before you sign it and turn it in. Make sure that your address, telephone number and e-mail address (if applicable) is correct. This is all very important for when you roll that 300 game this season.

How many of you remember me talking about the New Midwest Tournament for Women. This tournament involves Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Iowa and Wisconsin. Every year this tournament will rotate to one of these states as the tournament site. This year the site was Lansing, Mich., and there are 801 teams from 27 different states. This exceeds the total teams that were expected which gives this tournament a great success rating.

Our area had some bowlers who were very successful in this new tournament. Taking third place was Hoosier Hot Rollers with Sherry Mund, Robin Campbell, Bonnie Hundley and DiAnne Rickel. Just Having A Ball from Windfall took 54th place.

In the singles event, Tammy Burge placed 117th and Shannon Baden was 353. In doubles, Jennifer Hale and Twila Blazer took 87th and in all-events Hale placed 208th and Shannon Baden 286th.

It was great to have all these area bowlers place in this tournament when you consider there were a lot of ladies who bowled. Congratulations for being so successful in this new tournament, another first for the City of Kokomo.

AROUND THE LANES

• Eagles Bowling Center is looking for three teams of mixed for its Tuesday night league. Contact Rick Kelley at the center. Kokomo Sport Bowl and Don Lowry Lanes also may be contacted for open league spots.

• Youth leagues will hold signups soon and this is a great time to get your child involved. They will meet different kids from all over the area and make more friends and learn about the great sport of bowling. Contact Don Lowry Lanes at 765-453-7781 or Kokomo Sport Bowl at 765-457-5381 — they will always have a spot for your kids to bowl. They will even work around other sporting events to keep your child interested. Give them a call today and get the youth signed up.

• City of Firsts USBC is looking forward to another successful year of tournaments, golf tournament for the scholarship and the Hall of Fame and Recognition Banquet. Thanks to sponsors like Pam Maloney/Remax Team and Taylor PC’s along with so many others, it made these events so much more enjoyable.

• Secretaries, if you have any high scores, special events or any bowling-worthy news, please email me.

See you at the lanes.

Cyndy Trent is theTribune’s bowling columnist.She may be reached by email at cjtrent@att.net.