The Sarasota-Manatee County USBC Association has announced a series of league officers’ workshops to be held in area centers next weekend.
SMC USBC manager Terry Wood will conduct the meetings at the three area AMF establishments on Saturday, Aug., 6, with the Sarasota Lanes workshop to be held on Sunday, Aug. 7.
AMF Venice Lanes will host the first Saturday workshop at 11 a.m., with meetings to follow at AMF Gulf Gate (1 p.m.) and AMF Bradenton (3:30 p.m.). All league presidents and secretaries are encouraged to attend, and with regard to each of the AMF centers, the officers are requested to reply to the “RSVP cards” issued by center management.
The Sarasota Lanes get-together will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, while the date and time for the Englewood Bowl workshop has yet to be determined. For additional information, contact association manager Wood at (941) 723-1134.
BEST-3-OF-4 TOURNAMENT REMINDER: Keep the date of Saturday, Aug. 13, on your bowling calendar, because that’s the day that the annual Andy Rapone Best-Three-Of-Four Tournament will be conducted — with squads at 10 a.m., 12:30 and 3 p.m. — at Sarasota Lanes. Entry fee is only $10, and there will be two average categories: 185-up and 184-under. Complete information is on the entry blanks, available at area centers.
FINAL FRAME — VINCE MANNELLA: Although he hasn’t bowled for about a decade, Vince Mannella — formerly an avid league participant, primarily at AMF Gulf Gate Lanes — died in Sarasota on July 20 at the age of 66.
HIGH-SCORE REPORT: Eric Bailey strung 11 consecutive strikes before settling for a 297 game en route to a four-game 1,038 series during a recent session of the Al Davis Trios League at Bowland Port Charlotte.
Other recent high scores from around the area:
* AMF BRADENTON: Earl Hayden 277, Shane Earnest 268, Chris Olin 267, Patrick Ringland 266.
* AMF VENICE: Shawn Poneleit 267, Mike Elliott 266-705, Jeff Stapleton 265, Terry Cline 265, Mike Aleshire 731, James Kilanowski 711; Dolores Meyers 245.
* BOWLAND PORT CHARLOTTE: Walter Jones 280, Mark Kronenburg 279, Jim Ulrich 967 (4 games), Joshiwa Graham 930 (4); Alexes Fry 636.
* SARASOTA LANES: Craig Carson 266.
* ENGLEWOOD BOWL: Tony Clevenger 268.
* TREASURE LANES: Matt White 278.