Another King of the Hill sport shot sweeper season has started at Stardust Bowl III in Dyer, and that means another Post-Tribune Sport Shot Classic. The latest will take place at 10 a.m. (sign-ups at 9 a.m.) on Sunday, Oct. 27 with an entry fee of $35 if registered before the day of the tourney ($45 for walk-ins).
The format has changed a little with five games of qualifying now (yes, that means you’re getting your money’s worth) in three different divisions. That part hasn’t changed since this is the only sport shot tourney in the region with separate divisions and separate prize funds for men, women and youth. There will also be optional sidepots for adults and youth separately.
As for the lane condition this time, trust me … it’s going to be interesting. Think of the word “infinity” and try to figure it out.
For more details on the tourney, call Shaun at 322-3666 or myself at 314-3797.
Lakeshore Association Masters/Queens: The weekend before the P-T Sport Shot Classic will be the Lakeshore Bowling Association Masters and Queens tournament at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20 at Ray’s Lanes in Lake Station. The event is open to men and women who are Lakeshore Association members only at an entry fee of $60. Deadline for pre-registration is Oct. 6 — only cash entries are accepted after that date. Since it is a Masters/Queens event, like the state and national Masters/Queens, there is a dress code: Collared or mock style shirts (per USBC approval); only skirts, slacks, pants will be allowed. No crew neck T-shirts, shorts, spandex or denim apparel of any color be worn. No hats will be allowed except for medical reason. For more details or to sign up, contact tournament manager Ken Laviolette at 763-2034 or email@example.com.
High school season around the corner: On the same day as the Lakeshore Masters/Queens will be the Post-Tribune Preseason High School Bowl O-Rama at Stardust II. It’s the unofficial season kickoff with almost every Northwest Indiana team on hand. Last spring, not only did two area teams bring home state titles — Lake Central boys and Boone Grove girls — but a Northwest Indiana individual won a title for the first time as Merrillville’s Carly Larson won the girls title. That’s collectively a lot to live up to this season, but region teams will begin the road to duplicating those efforts at the O-Rama.