Bowling: An bundance of summer league at region centers
Post-Tribune staff report April 30, 2013 11:16PM
Updated: June 2, 2013 6:42AM
Bowling doesn’t stop in the summer. The majority of Northwest Indiana bowling centers have summer leagues. Hobart Lanes has leagues on Tuesday through Friday, but the Thursday Triples Classic is a new version of the house’s former Monday Triples in the summer. Teams of three men, women or mixed will bowl four games against two different teams each night. The meeting is at 6 p.m. on Thursday, with the league starting May 9. For details, call 942-0906.
Cressmoor Lanes has its hav-a-ball league back for another season on Thursday nights starting this week. Bowlers have the choice of keeping the prize money or using it for a ball. For more details, call 942-6169.
Ray’s Lanes has its long-running Cleve’s League on Wednesday nights starting May 22 (meeting on May 15) with the same option as Creesmoor, with a twist. After 14 weeks, you get prize money. But if you want a ball, you can use the money to purchase a ball from Bill Morton’s Pro Shop at a 20 percent discount. For more details, call 962-1297.
Plaza Lanes in Highland is trying a twist with its Tuesday night sport shot events. Instead of holding a pair of sweepers on tougher lane conditions, Plaza wants to turn them into weekly sport leagues for adults and youth at 7 p.m. starting May 21. For details, call 923-3800.
State tourney kudos: A region team posted a stellar score at the men’s state tournament in Lafayette last weekend. The team of Herman James III, Dan Komisarcik Jr., Steve Millsap Jr., Rob Krooswyk and Jeff Snuffer rolled 3,362 for third place in team actual so far. Snuffer had the high series of 747.
Post-Tribune Tournaments: The annual P-T youth and adult tourneys are here. The 11th annual youth event will be at 11 a.m. on May 11 at Stardust Bowl II (girls and boys in separate events), while the adults will be on May 25 and 26 at Stardust Bowl III in Dyer — women at noon on Saturday and men at noon on Sunday. The qualifier lists have been posted at post-trib.com/sports. Youth cost $10 across the board, while the highest adult entry will be $15, based on qualification (women who roll 600 series or higher, men who rolled 780 or higher, a 300 game or won local sport shot tourney). For more details, call or text (219) 331-5600 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hall of fame nominees: The Greater Calumet Area Bowling Association is looking for men and women who have had an impact on the local bowling community for its hall of fame. Nominees should be at least 45 years of age and have been sanctioned league bowlers in GCA centers for at least 10 years. Hall of fame applications can be found on the hall of fame page of the GCA website, www.greatercalumet.com.
Nomination deadline is June 1. Send nominations to: GCA USBC, c/o Mike Kozy, GCA president, 8133 Kennedy Ave., Highland, IN 46322. For more details, call Kozy at (219) 933-6677.
GCABA scholarship opportunities: Graduating high school seniors who are sanctioned youth league bowlers are invited to compete for $1,000 or more in scholarships offered by the GCABA, which has awarded more than $12,000 in scholarships since 1998 to youth bowlers in leagues at GCA bowling centers in Dyer, Griffith, Highland, Hammond and Whiting in Lake County and Calumet City, Lansing and Lynwood in Illinois.
Minimum requirements are a 3.0 or B average throughout a student’s high school career and USBC Youth membership. The application deadline is June 15. For details or to download an application, visit www.greatercalumet.com and click on the Youth Scholarships page. For more details, call Joe Puchek at (219) 789-1755.
GCABA scholarship golf outing: The GCABA will host its seventh annual golf outing on July 27 at Wicker Memorial Park in Highland. Proceeds from the event will go toward the association’s annual scholarship for graduating high school senior girls and boys.
The four-person scramble format event will kick off with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Entry is $80 per person. Golfers can save $5 per entry by paying in full by May 1. Entry fee covers greens fees, carts, steak dinners, food and beverages. Special prizes for long drive, long putt and closest to the pins on all par-3 holes. Reservation deadline is July 17.
The GCABA is inviting businesses and individuals to sponsor a hole for $50 or donate a prize. For details and reservations, call Ed Wleklinski at (219) 810-7398.