It has been a high-scoring season for local bowlers — and there was another 800 series and perfect game this past week — and the Greater Lexington USBC is partnering with Collins Bowling Centers to recognize the abundance of award scores.
A tournament will be held at Collins Bowling Centers-Eastland at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, for all bowlers who have rolled an 800 series or 300 in sanctioned league play this season.
"We just wanted to recognize the great performances this season," Greater Lexington USBC President Helen Gilkerson said. "We hope to make it an annual event and we thank Danny Collins of Collins Bowling Centers for his help in making the tournament possible."
The event will be one game rolled across 10 lanes on a lane pattern a little more difficult than the standard house shot.
The tournament's winner will receive $500, with second earning $300 and third $200. The prize fund is a joint effort of Collins and the Greater Lexington USBC
Bowlers who have rolled an award score in the Greater Lexington USBC Youth Saturday morning leagues or the Greater Lexington USBC Tournament are also eligible. Those who qualify for prize money will receive scholarship money in accordance with USBC rules.
■ The latest bowler to qualify for the tournament was Phillip Kraft, who rolled an 835 series on March 26 in the Around Town League at Southland. Kraft sandwiched a 300 game between a 258 and a 277.
His 800 was the 18th this season, and his perfect game was the 40th.
So far, there are three women, three youth bowlers and 34 men eligible for the tournament.