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March 27, 2014

BOWLING: Dause Memorial tourney a fun-filled success

BEREA — The third-annual Lemetta Dause Memorial Tournament to benefit Hospice Care Plus, which took place Sunday, was a financial success, and it provided a fun-filled afternoon for the bowlers.

Lemetta, an avid bowler and a member of the Galaxy women’s 600 club, was lost to cancer in December 2011.

There were 22 fewer bowlers than last year — the NCAA tournament schedule was likely a factor — but the amount raised exceeded last year’s total. The total contributed to Hospice on Sunday was $3,151, up from $2,200 last year.

The increased revenue was due in no small part to the efforts of Madison County Bowling Association president, Harvey Poynter, who served as master of ceremonies.

Poynter increased the enjoyment for the participants by offering prizes for the next strike bowled, next split converted, next person to leave five pins standing, etc. at various points during the tournament. He also promoted the silent auction, the bowling ball raffle, 50/50 ticket sales and encouraged cash donations for this worthy cause.

Kudos to Mark Rogers, who was very active in selling chances to win a new bowling ball, as his efforts added to the contribution to Hospice. Beverly Shearer is due congratulations for her work in soliciting contributions for the silent auction and door prizes.

The six men and six women with the highest scores selected prizes from the many which had been donated by businesses and individuals.

The scores were higher than usual because the tourney used the 3-6-9 and no-tap formats. Bowlers were awarded free strikes in the third, sixth and ninth frames and nine pins down with the first ball in a frame counted as a strike.

The enhanced scoring system helped four men — Bobby Abrams, Lynn Estes, Don L. Johnson and Lewis Jones Jr. — bowl a 300 game.

Bill Bowles finished with the highest score of 1,128 for four games. The other men who qualified for prizes and their scores were: Johnson (1,103), Steve Marionneaux (1,092), Jones, Jr. (1,089), Estes (1,035) and Lewis Jones Sr. (999).

The best women’s scores were bowled by Narita Rose (1,034), Pat Harris (960), Gail Campbell (958), Donna Fourre (891), Margaret Tilsley (884) and Judy Poynter (851).

Numerous door prizes were also awarded to those holding the lucky ticket numbers.

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