Bassetti: Holiday Bowl to host benefit tournament

Several tournaments and benefit events are on the horizon, if not already within view.

March 16

The Ron (Jamie) Jones benefit bowling tournament will be March 16 at Holiday Bowl.

The event will have both scratch and handicap divisions with $1,200 guaranteed first-place among scratch bowlers.

All of the proceeds will go toward the medical expenses of Jones, who was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma or cancer at the tongue base.

For reservations, call 330-755-1444.

April 6 & 7

The 21st Ladies Senior Singles tournament of the Youngstown-Salem Women’s Bowling Association will be at Amron Lanes on April 6 & 7. Sessions are scheduled both days at 2 p.m. and also at 11 a.m. on April 7. Cost is $17 per person for the five-division event for those 55 and over. Entries close March 31. For more, call 330-651-4644.

May 17-25

The 48th annual Youngstown Mixed Doubles bowling tournament will run May 17-25 at Holiday Bowl. The USBC-sanctioned event is sponsored by the Youngstown Bowling Association. First place will pay $400 and $200 to the runnerup. The per-couple entry fee is $24. For more, contact Holiday at 330-755-1444.

Carter has 722

Susan Carter’s 256-722 topped Ladies Trio action at Wedgewood on Feb. 26.


Condolences to the family of Therese Droney, a past vice-president and director of the Youngstown Women’s Bowling Association, who passed on Feb. 28. She was 87.


Mahoning Valley Lanes has unlimited cosmic bowling every Friday and Saturday from 9 p.m.-midnight for $9 and customer appreciation night every Wednesday with $1 games and a 12-inch cheese pizza for $5.

From the AP

From the AP Sportlight feature compiled by Paul Montella on a weekly basis, comes this piece of information for March 5: In 1924, Frank Carauna of Buffalo, N.Y. becomes the first to bowl two straight perfect 300 games. Carauna throws five strikes to open his third game, giving him 29 straight strikes.

John Bassetti writes about bowling for The Vindicator. Email him at

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