PORT RICHEY Lane Glo North bowling center in Port Richey will host a PBA South region tournament Oct. 5-7. The tournament is open to all PBA card holders.
The weekend begins with a Pro-Am tournament Friday night. A Pro-Am for junior bowlers begin at 7, and the entry fee is $10. At 9, the second Pro-Am tournament begins for adults and seniors. Cost is $20 for adults, $10 for seniors.
The two-day region begins Oct. 6 with roll call at 7:30 for the first squad and 1:30 p.m. for the second squad.
Match play begins Oct. 7 at 11 a.m. with a round of 16. First-place prize is estimated to be $2,500, and an estimated one in three bowlers will receive some form of payout.
Among some of the expected professional bowlers competing should be Walter Ray Williams Jr. and Jason Couch. For information, visit www.pba.com or call Lane Glo North at (727) 848-2566.
EIGHT-GAME SCRATCH WINNERS: Top bowlers in Hudson Bowl's recent eight-game scratch marathon were Jason Mahr, Tony Brooks and Eddie Duer. Both Brooks and Duer rolled 299 games.
KIDS CAMP: Lane Glo North will host a weekly series of Sonic Kids Camps beginning Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. The camp will be held on Thursday nights. For $8 per child, bowlers will receive three games of bowling, a coupon pack from Sonic and four game tokens each week.
All bowlers in the camp will be invited to a season-ending party and be eligible for awards. For information, call Lane Glo North at (727) 848-2566.
OPERATION GRATITUDE: Hudson Bowl will host Operation Gratitude on Oct. 6 at 1 p.m. The fundraiser will collect money to go toward the purchase of items to be sent to members of the Armed Forces stationed overseas.
For $15, bowlers will receive three free games. Raffles and door prizes will also be held. For information, call Hudson Bowl at (727) 863-5481.
BACHELOR/BACHELORETTE PARTIES: Interested in throwing your best friend who is about to be hitched a bachelor or bachelorette party? Both Lane Glo Bowl in New Port Richey and Lane Glo North have a plan for you. The centers have a variety of packages for the parties, depending on size and other features.
Depending on the party package selected, a percentage of the party fee will be reimbursed to the lucky couple. For information, call Lane Glo Bowl at (727) 376-1164 or Lane Glo North at (727) 848-2566.
NEW LEAGUES: Lane Glo North will be offering two new leagues in October. The first is an Adult Bowl 'n Bag league. The league will begin Oct. 4 and will be held each Thursday night at 7. For $12 a week, bowlers receive a free bowling ball and bag.
Lane Glo North will host a restaurant and bar employees league. The league will be held on Sundays at 10 p.m. beginning Oct. 21. For $10 a week, teams in the league will receive a free pitcher of beer or soda. For information on the two leagues, call Lane Glo North at (727) 848-2566.
HONOR SCORES: Top scores recently recorded at Hudson Bowl were: Dennis Garlock, who posted h is first perfect game, Mark Kirchoff (798/299), Bill Lusk (297), Melissa Leathem (268), Melanie O'Grady (684/257), April Smyth (677/256) and Alicia Doane (714).