The Herald Bulletin

September 13, 2013

Angie Colip: Bowling season is back, and competition already is heating up

The Herald Bulletin

---- — Whether you have kept up your skills over the summer or took a break, bowlers are back into the centers for a brand new season.

People have been dusting off their bowling balls, or buying a new one, shining their shoes, catching up with their “bowling friends” and getting back into the routine of heading out to the center. Competitive or recreational, we all meet again in the same place for another great season.

The bowling column is back, and I am looking forward to another great year. Please keep the information coming. Anything that pertains to the sport of bowling is welcome. I will do my best to include it in my column.

The high scores that have previously run in Monday’s paper will be moving to Tuesday.

The new Anderson USBC Association board has been busy this summer. They have completed the new constitution and by-laws. Congratulations to all of the board members for taking on the job of putting together the new merged association. Lionel Stewart — President, Chris Kendall — Vice President, Ashley Wallace — Second Vice, Shanna Bass — Sgt. At Arms, Sterling Rogers, Tom Ferguson, Margie Chappell, Bill Kendall, Sr. and Connie Miller — two-year members, and Steve Davis, Terry Ellis, Jim Talkington and Chip Bonvillain are your board members. Thank you all for your hard work.

They have also put together a calendar of this year’s upcoming events. Anderson is honored to play host to multiple state events this year.

The month of January brings the Master’s Tournament on the 25 and 26. February has the city tournament with a brand new format. I will have more information as the date gets closer. March through May hosts the Women’s State Tournament. Get these events on your calendar now.

The Alexandria USBC and the Anderson USBC have joined forces with H2M Management/Score 60 Coaching for a coach’s clinic and bowler seminar. On Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon at Norwood Bowl, some of the most knowledgeable in the bowling world will give coaches and bowlers a new perspective on the game.

Not only will you receive classroom instruction but you will also see how things run behind the scenes. They will show you a different perspective by looking down the lane from behind the pins. On-lane instruction will be provided. Please bring your own equipment and learn about the five elements of bowling. Contact Norwood Bowl at 724-4666 to reserve your spot. Price is $30 per person.

On Saturday, Oct. 5, Alternatives will host its third annual Bowling to Strike Out Domestic Violence at Cooper’s Sport Bowl. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. with bowling beginning at 5 p.m.. You can raise pledges or find a sponsor for the $25 registration fee. A prize will be awarded to the person with the most pledges. There will be a themed basket raffle throughout the night. There will also be a raffle for an iPad 4 that will be drawn at the end of the night.

Angie Colip’s bowling column is published Fridays in The Herald Bulletin.