The WIBC-ABC National Mixed Team and Doubles Championship opens Friday and runs daily through July 4 at Sunshine Bowl in Pinellas Park.
The third annual event drew 837 team entries, including a number of strong teams from the Tampa Bay area. Teams are composed of two women, two men and the mixed doubles, all bowling handicap. An optional All-Events division also will be contested. Entries are closed.
The event drew teams from across the county and Canada. Tampa's Strom Engineering features Safety Harbor's Chris Evering, a Tournament of the Americas and Team USA competitor.
The national handicap competition tests the abilities of men and women, regardless of averages.
_ PHIL GULICK
At a glance
What: WIBC-ABC National Mixed Team and Doubles Championship.
When: Friday through July 4.
Where: Sunshine Bowl, 6900 34th Street N, Pinellas Park, 40 lanes. Phone 521-3585.
Who: 837 mixed team and doubles entries from the United States and Canada. Entries are closed.
Times: Opening ceremonies, 7:30 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m. (weekends only) and 11:30 a.m., 2, 5 and 7:30 p.m. daily.
Admission: No charge.