The 10th annual Journal Times Match Game Bowling Tournament is just a few weeks away and for the first time, you don’t have to be at least 21 years old to play.

The 10th annual Journal Times Match Game Bowling Tournament is just a few weeks away and for the first time, you don’t have to be at least 21 years old to play.

Bowlers age 18 to 20 are eligible to play in the tournament beginning this year, opening the door to some talented young bowlers to compete at Hillside Lanes.

Included in that group are Ryan Zagar, Katie Zwiefelhofer and Stephanie Schwartz of Racine and Cotie Holbeck of Burlington. Since bowlers still in school can’t win prize money directly, they will get help for school should they do well in the tournament.

“Any prize money would be put into a college fund in the bowlers’ scholarship fund,” Match Game Tournament director Pat McNally said. “That allows junior bowlers to bowl.”

The bowlers must bowl in their age category (regular men’s and women’s divisions).

Nothing else has changed in the tournament, which begins Sunday, April 29 at Hillside with a noon qualifying session for all but the Super Seniors division, which has its own qualifying session at 4 p.m. that day.

Qualifying will continue Monday, April 30 through Friday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m. each day. Women and Super Seniors bowl six games of qualifying and those in the Men’s and Senior Men’s divisions bowl eight games.

The first championship round, the Super Seniors, is at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 6.

Entry forms are available at all Racine County bowling centers and the entry fee is $50. Bowlers who are residents of Racine County are eligible to compete.

Last year, 148 bowlers participated with proceeds helping The Journal Times’ Newspapers in Education program.

For questions, or for further information, contact McNally at pmmcnally@earthlink.net



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