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CenTex area represented at national tournament

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Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 12:00 pm

The Centex Men's Traveling Classic Bowling Association fielded four teams for the Wildcard and National Tournament held at AMF Clear Lake, Houston and AMF Alpha in Webster.

Representing Centex were Bowlerama Knights, Bowlerama Men of War, Pro-Tech Plumbing Kings Court and Bowlerama Bad Company.

After the wildcard competition only the Bowlerama Knights qualified for the championship event on Saturday.

Sixty-eight teams say competition and after five games of qualifying the field was cut to sixteen. The 16 left standing rolled another four games and the field was cut to eight including the Bowlerama Knights.

The finals consisted of an eight game round robin position round and the Bowlerama Knights finished the event in sixth place.

The Bowlerama Knights team consisted of William Buren, Kenneth Barnes, Moty McKinney, Edgar Frazier, Vincent Sturdivant, Stanley Waters and Alfred Simmons.

Centex did not have a women's travel league; however, Sandi Charles a local association bowler bowls on the Dallas TCBA Team and were the defending champions having won the event in 2011.

The team of Lusha's Ladies consisted of Charles, Genie Franklin, Lisa Wasson, Liz Sienicki, Karleen Reynolds, Leisha Murr and Kiyoko McDonald. The team is sponsored by The Bowling News and Artistic Expressions.

The PBA Media Relations reports that the 13th annual Luci Bonneau Memorial Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles Tournament, the nation's most popular combination of high-level competitive bowling and fund-raising, returns to Palace Lanes in Houston, July 21-22, where it will receive PBA Regional title status and live online coverage on Xtra Frame for the first time in 2012.

The tournament, founded by Donna Conners, honors her long-time friend and fellow Professional Women's Bowling Association competitor who lost her life to breast cancer. The event is sponsored by Storm Products, Carol "Stormin" Norman's Pro Shop and others. Proceeds benefit the Stehlin Foundation for Breast Cancer Research.

Bowlers Journal reports that behind the black door in downtown Kabul, Afghanistan, is a place unlike any other in the city, even in the whole country.

Meena Rahmani, 28, started a bowling center. She has had to deal with gender bias and corruption, she says, but she has been amazed by an unexpected bowling aptitude among many Afghanis.

No alcohol is allowed - guards inside the half-ton fortified steel door turn away anyone with even a trace of it on their breath - and patrons have to surrender their cigarettes, which are put in lockers for safekeeping.

The center is marked by a simple sign over the door that reads, "Strikers." Beyond the gate, a covered, sandbagged driveway leads well away from the public road - a precaution against bombers. Inside, though, is another world.

A fastidiously clean restaurant space greets you.

Walking past a wall of cubbyholes with crisp new bowling shoes in assorted sizes, you reach the main hall, with 12 lanes fitted with Brunswick pinsetters and multihued Day-Glo balls clacking out of the return racks.

A brightly colored sign above the pins shouts "Advertise Here." Welcome to Afghanistan's first bowling alley.

I doubt you will find any of our Fort Hood Warriors bowling there.

Well it's possible we will be alternating between Reno and Orlando in the near future. Construction on the multi-level bowling facility coming to Downtown Disney World this fall is taking shape. Splitsville will be a 50,000 square-foot center that includes 30 bowling lanes, billiards, dining, music and nightlife.

According to BJI the Lake Buena Vista, Fla., installation not only will be the first two-level Splitsville in the country, it will be the largest Splitsville, and is included as part of the shopping and entertainment district's makeover at Downtown Disney.

Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer Johnny Petraglia became the first player in PBA history to win a national tour or Senior Tour title in six different decades by winning the PBA Senior Dayton Classic Presented by Roto Grip Thursday at Capri Lanes in Kettering, Ohio.

Petraglia, who won his eighth career Senior Tour title, also ended a three-year title drought by defeating reigning Senior Player of the Year Ron Mohr, 220-204, in the title match.

Rullie Haywood and Birce Miller are holding on to first place in the Texas State USBC Association Open Tournament, division 2 doubles with a score of 1,660. Ed Assel is in second place in division 2 singles with a score of 855. Allen Ward tops all-events, division 5 with a score of 2,574.

See you on the lanes.

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