Liz White and Maureen Flynn set the pace as the 33rd annual Clearwater Women's Association City Championships opened last weekend at AMF Clearwater Bowl.
White and partner Janet Reed took the doubles lead in Division Two with a 1,366 total. White also led the Division Two singles with a 671 series. Debbie Stanley and Bobbie Davison led Division One doubles with a 1,260.
Flynn was the Division One singles leader with a 652 series. White and Flynn also lead their respective divisions in the All-Events.
The Division One team lead went to Hammer Time with a 2,475 pinfall. Team members were Jill Ontiveros, Darlene Finocchi, Tina Sumlin and Genevive Travet. Bowling Buddies, with Dot Williams, Lynn Wharron, Heidi Cairl and Michele Presley, held the Division Two lead with a 2,602.
The event drew 71 teams and ends this weekend.
Cihal stars: Averages didn't seem to mean a thing in the 11th annual Suncoast Women's Handicap Championships which ended Feb. 2 after two weekends at Hudson Bowl.
Holiday's Tracy Cihal entered the event with a 186 average and fired almost nothing but deuce games to win the doubles and All-Events. She was second in the singles and fired high scratch game and series of 276-731, both tournament records.
Cihal and partner Cheryl Victor captured the doubles with a 1,404 total, 20 pins better than second-placers Debbie Meade and Kelley Feagley.
New Port Richey's Sandy Saroukos won the singles title with a 704 series, entering with a 151 average.
The team title went to Charity Case out of Lane-Glo Bowl with a 2,527 total. Team members were Marge Moore, Pam Carter, Mindy Barkman and Terri Osteen. The Lane-Glo North Lanes' team of Corinne Sellers, Vicky McVey, Sue Berger and Cathy Henry finished second by only 19 pins.
Cihal fired games of 190, 258 and 191 for a 641 scratch in the singles competition. However, she put together games of 212, 276 and 243 for her 731 scratch series in the doubles. She won the All-Events with a 2,054 total. Her high career game is a 279, but the 713 is her career high.
There were 79 teams, 126 doubles and 252 singles entries and the event was considered one of the highest-scoring ever. Competitors rolled 14 scratch 600 series and 194 scratch 500 series.
Colleges to visit: Twenty-five colleges and universities representing 13 southeastern states will send teams to the annual Southern Intercollegiate Bowling Conference championships this weekend at Clearwater's Shore Lanes.
Some familiar names will challenge for titles in three divisions. The University of Florida's Linda Woods is the two-time defending WIBC-ACUI champion. She's from Hudson. The Gators also will field Tampa's Jack Sardenia and Hollywood's Eric Cox, this year's ACUI individual champion.
Glenn Foerster and Cameron Lashbrook will be competing for Florida State University. Both are former St. Petersburg Junior College competitors and Lashbrook has been nominated for academic All-American.
Action begins Friday at 5 p. m. when the three divisional winners and runners-up compete in a five-person-team, match-play round robin. FSU was the Division I winner with the Gators second. The University of Alabama-Huntsville won the Division II title with Georgia Tech second. Bluefield (W.Va.) State College out of West Virginia captured the Division III title with North Carolina State the runner-up.
The singles and doubles and a team championship rolloff will start Saturday at 9 a. m. George Cejka is the conference president, tournament director and FSU coach. There is no admission charge.
Ackerley wins third NABI: Clearwater's Tim Ackerley won his second straight NABI Club championship and third overall Sunday at AMF Clearwater Bowl. Ackerley defeated Cindy Hay of Land O' Lakes and Bradenton's Roland Callaway to collect $1,500. It was the first time anyone has won two straight NABI events since the club was founded two years ago.
NABI events are at Seminole Lanes, Altamonte Springs and Fort Myers this weekend.
Around The Lanes: Mark Salka nailed a 300-773 and George Anderson rolled a 296-676 at Dunedin Lanes last week. Doug Beckwith recorded a 300 game at Liberty Lanes recently. Super Senior Stars' bowler Joe Mirande, 81, rolled 10 strikes in a row for a 284-622 at Seminole Lanes last week. Liberty Lanes stages its annual 300 Tournament Feb. 29 open to anyone who rolled a sanctioned 300 game in 1991 in Pasco or Pinellas counties. The St. Petersburg Men's Association offers a fund-raising singles tournament for men and women March 7-8 at Liberty Lanes. Steve Hoskins finished third in the PBA Southern Regional at Havelock, N. C., last weekend and plans to return to the PBA tour this spring after retiring last year. The Florida West Coast Turtles Club holds a Scotch Doubles five-game tournament Sunday with a $16 entry fee and $100 to the winners. The St. Petersburg Women's 500 Club stages a no-tap event Sunday with a $12 entry fee. Entries close Feb. 25 for the 50th annual St. Petersburg Women's city tournament. Largo Lanes will be home to the Style Master 300 tournament Feb. 22-23.