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Assassins and Schotter lead tourney's winners

The Assassins II captured the Division I title and Palm Harbor's Jacqueline Schotter rolled a 705 scratch series to win the singles in the Clearwater Women's Association City Tournament at Countryside Lanes.

The Assassins (Judy Walton, Dianna Mooneyhan, Linda Spicer and Barbara Hendricks) recorded a 2,747 series two weekends ago. It stood the final challenge Sunday.

The Joyce team took the Division II crown (2,801), and GLE Construction of Clearwater won Division III (2,532 pinfall).

Schotter fired games of 237, 266 and 202 for her 705 scratch (815 handicap) singles victory over Largo's Dawn Cook (773). Palm Harbor's Danielle Kennard (721) topped Division II, and Clearwater's Theresa Rohl (717 series) won the Division III championship.

Cheryl Mourer, Tarpon Springs, logged 276, 290 and 231 games en route to a Division I doubles title (1,462) with Patti Farren.

Mourer won the division's all-events competition with a 2,213 total. Largo's Jane Snivley and Cathy Schwab (1,414) headed Division II, and Dunedin's Joan Carlo and Frances Schaub (1,389) took Division III.

Clearwater's Carol Rael won the Division II all-events with a 2,068. Carlo (2,055) was tops in Division III.

REICHERT WINS: Travis Reichert rolled a 756 handicap series to win the A Division singles in the annual Greater Pinellas YABA City Tournament at Seminole Lanes. Jacob Robson fired a 768 to take the B Division title. Julio Restina's 744 captured the "C' crown, Dane Nichols won the D class with a 759 series, and Dane Powell was tops in the E Division with an 824. TCS No. 6 from Seminole Lanes won the "A' team championship with a 2,700 pinfall. AMF No. 2 of AMF Kenneth City Lanes was the "B' winner, 2,932. Seminole No. 1 grabbed the "C' title with a 2,795, Liberty V from Liberty Lanes was the best "D' squad (2,740), Twedt's No. 3 was the "E' winner (2,681), and The Bucs of AMF Kenneth City Lanes secured the Special Division crown (2,416). Dan McLaughlin and Chris Ellis from Ten Pin Lanes captured the A Division doubles trophy with a 1,339 pinfall. Trent Morgan and Joshua Falzone won "B' (1,340), and James Stanton and Russell Brock were the "C' winners (1,396). Kelly Fecke, rolling for Seminole Lanes, topped the all-events scratch competition with a 1,995 pinfall. Ziggy Podlas, Seminole Lanes, fired a 290 game and finished third in Division A singles with a 699 series.

HIGDON LEADS: Gerri Higdon's 819 handicap series headed the singles competition after the opening round of the 60th annual St. Petersburg Women's Association City Tournament at Twedt's Lanes last weekend. The finals are this weekend. Higdon's series is six pins ahead of Gertrude Bevilacqua's 813. The Should-Have-Beens are the team leader with a 3,686 pinfall. They are followed by the Rolling Chics, 3,615. Mildred Crosby and Rubye Starling teamed for a 1,526 pinfall to grab the doubles lead. Trailing are Mary Hadden and Pauline Jellison, 1,492. Starling (2,408) also is the front-runner in all-events.

FUND-RAISER: The Tampa Bay Hepatitis and Liver Disease Support Group, Inc., will have a fund-raiser 1 p.m. April 6 at Sunrise Lanes. The entry fee is $20 for adults and $10 for kids 10-and-under. For information, call Don Vauiso, 577-0836.

AROUND THE LANES: Fran Cavallo rolled a 299-777 and John Genevie a 298 game at Dunedin Lanes. Jason, Ron and Danna Scanga won the monthly tri tournament and $1,000 at Liberty Lanes. Dewey Frazier nailed a 299-706 and Bob Muir a 290-711 at Sunshine Bowl. Brian Halstrom recorded a 300-761, Doug Rohr a 300-645, James Cantlin a 290-646 and Sean Crosby a 290-704 at Seminole Lanes. Bud Fox shot a 300-760, Sam Ardillo a 300-794 and John Heenan a 299-734 at Countryside Lanes. Walk-in entries will be accepted for the 66th annual St. Petersburg Association Championship Tournament, March 29-30 and April 5-6 at Liberty. The winning team receives $1,000. The Senior Match-Play Championships start April 12-13 at Sunshine Bowl. Registration is open, and the fee is $50. The Florida Youth Scratch Bowlers Tour is at Merritt Island on March 22-23. The entry fee is $45. It will be $50 at the door.

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