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Watch for bowling tournaments, both local and on TV

Steve Brownlee

I’ve got some good news and some bad news about the PBA tour.

The bad? For the first time in 2019, there won’t be a new TV show this Sunday.

But the good news is really good — instead of Sunday, you can watch the pros live next week on Monday night, Tuesday night, Wednesday night and Thursday night.

Just for good measure, look for a new taped show Friday.

Part of the World Series of Bowling being held in suburban Detroit, each show next week starts at 8 p.m. and will be shown on FS1.

The first three nights are animal-pattern events — Cheetah, Chameleon and Scorpion — with the World Championship major on Thursday.

Then the World Series’ USA vs. The World match will be on Friday, taped from the previous afternoon.

This is a better way to go than in past years on ESPN, which would suspend coverage for a couple weeks during this busy time of college basketball tournaments.

Now they’re leaving the weekends for all the college hoops league finals and giving even someone like me maybe more bowling than I can digest in a short period. I’ll take my chances, though.

Speaking of tourneys, the annual tourney held by the Marquette County U.S. Bowling Congress Association will be the last two weekends of this month at River Rock Lanes in Ishpeming.

There will be five shifts each weekend on March 23-24 and March 30-31 — at 1, 3:30 and 6 p.m. Saturdays and 1 and 3:30 p.m. Sundays.

With three-person team, doubles, singles and all-events (the combination of the first three events), the tourney is open to all sanctioned bowlers from leagues at River Rock and Superior Lanes in Marquette.

Sign-up sheets should be available at each center or call River Rock at 486-8000 for more information.

On Jan. 19, the fourth annual women’s tournament put on by the MCUSBCA was held. Twenty-two women competed in singles and doubles.

Connie Rintala won the singles championship, with Lisa Nichols runner-up. Following them was Dindy Cousineau in third, then Robin Porter, Heather Brochu and Nellie Elenbaas.

In doubles, Cousineau paired up with Joleen North for that title, followed by the duo of Nichols and Raeanne Trudgeon in second and Paulette Kordish and Donna Dix in third.

Steve Brownlee can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 252. His email address is sbrownlee@miningjournal.net.