There is an interesting little Thanksgiving No-Tap event set for All-Star Lanes in Baton Rouge over the Thanksgiving weekend with a qualifying format and a $500 guaranteed first prize.

The event starts on Thanksgiving night with three-game qualifying shifts at 4 and 6 p.m. On Nov. 28, qualifiers are at 1, 3 and 5 p.m. with more shifts set for 10 a.m. and noon on Nov. 29 and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Nov. 30.

Each day 1 qualifier for every five entrants qualify for the semifinals (there are men’s and women’s divisions in the qualifiers) and on Thanksgiving and Nov 28, there will be a high scratch and senior (50+) qualifier added to the mixed.

All the qualifiers will be put together for a semifinal round of three games on Nov. 30 at 3 p.m. with the 16 bowlers, male or female, advancing to the single game eliminator finals at 5 p.m. The finals will cut the field from 16 to 8, 8 to 4, 4 to 2 and then the title.

Entry blanks are available at All-Star Lanes and it should be an interesting tournament.

Speaking of tournaments

Of course, the city championships resume this weekend at All-Star Lanes in all three events, the open, the women’s and the youth. I’ve said that it is a great decision to handle all three at once and I think it is good for the youth to be able to bowl in a championship setting with their adult counterparts.

Also it won’t be long until the December edition of the BR Singles Tournament. That is scheduled for Dec. 6-7 at Circle Bowl sponsored by The Bowler’s Pro Shop and Hammer.

LSU club teams do well

Looks like the LSU Club bowling team is trying to prove that the win in Baton Rouge wasn’t a one-time thing as they finished third this past weekend in College Station, Texas. Justin Bui and Tyler Wright made the all-tournament team.

The members of the bowling teams are holding a fundraiser today at Circle Bowl to raise funds for the season ahead. Remember the club programs do not receive any major funding from the school and most of their travel and expense are handled by team members based on donations. Men’s programs are not NCAA-athletic sponsored teams, but they have the chance to compete for the USBC supported championships.

So if you see any of the team around this afternoon or evening at Circle Bowl and want to help out, feel free. I think we are finding we are seeing our stars of the present and the future.

Honor roll notes

Goodness what a great set of scores in the last reporting period and they came from all three bowling centers.

Terry Moore had 785 (269) and Greg Snee and John Amedee had 784 sets at All-Star. Lance Hymel had 780 with a 300 game at Premier Lanes in Gonzalez. Robbie Blackwell had a 780 with 279 at Circle Bowl. The women saw Tristan Senegal shoot 752 with 277 at circle Bowl, while Sara Broussard posted 712 with a 265.

Jacob Garretson led the youth bowlers with a 644 (258) set, while Gary Landry posted a strong 670 (226) to get best senior league honors.

There were a couple of big split pickups last week with Terry Moore making the 4-6-7-9-10 and Vance Baldwin picking up the Big 4 (4-6-7-10). Bryan Sutphen was 130 pins over average, while Brenden Daley was 80 pins over. Don Keller, Laura Keller, Tim Bartolo, Delores Grigsby and Anitha Zeno all posted 50 pins over average.

Team event Sunday morning awaits my team this Sunday. We’ll see if there is anything to report when we join you on Nov. 25. Until then, good luck and good bowling.