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2015 Florida State Bowling Association Open Tournament: April 11-June 28

The Greater Gainesville Bowling Association, Florida State Bowling Association, and the Gainesville Sports Commission are proud to announce the 2015 Florida State Bowling Association Open Championship Tournament is coming to Gainesville on April 11-June 28, 2015. This 11 weekend tournament is open to all bowlers affiliated with a USBC sanctioned league and will be held at two Gainesville bowling centers—Splitz at Funworks and Alley Gatorz Bowling Center. As many as 5,000 bowlers will compete throughout the 11 weekends in individual, doubles and team categories. With each bowler typically bowling a minimum of 9 games, over 40,500 games are expected to be bowled during the tournament. Last year’s tournament, hosted in Orlando, FL, recorded 5,561 room nights.

Local businesses are encouraged to get involved by providing discounts and coupons to restaurants, shops and attractions for the bowlers and their families. With the participants staying in Gainesville for two days each of the 11 weekends, the impact will be felt in the community’s shops, restaurants, and attractions; so draw them to visit your entertainment spot! For more information on how to get involved by providing discounts and sponsorships, please call the Gainesville Sports Commission at 352.338.9300 or email Matt Crimmins at mcrimmins@gainesvillesportscommission.com.

To ensure a successful event, volunteers are needed at each bowling center each weekend throughout the tournament. The tournament cannot run efficiently without support staff aiding bowlers with scoring changes and lane assistance, check-in, and updating scoring brackets. For more information on how you can get involved via volunteering, please call the Gainesville Sports Commission at 352.338.9300 or email ggbatourney@gmail.com.

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Apr
11
Sat
Florida State BA Open Championship @ Splitz & Alley Gators
Apr 11 – Jun 28 all-day
Florida State BA Open Championship @ Splitz & Alley Gators

The Greater Gainesville Bowling Association, Florida State Bowling Association, and the Gainesville Sports Commission are proud to announce the 2015 Florida State Bowling Association Open Championship Tournament is coming to Gainesville on April 11-June 28, 2015. This 11 weekend tournament is open to all bowlers affiliated with a USBC sanctioned league and will be held at two Gainesville bowling centers—Splitz at Funworks and Alley Gatorz Bowling Center. As many as 5,000 bowlers will compete throughout the 12 weekends in individual, doubles and team categories. With each bowler typically bowling a minimum of 9 games, over 40,500 games are expected to be bowled during the tournament. Last year’s tournament, hosted in Orlando, FL, recorded 5,561 room nights.

Local businesses are encouraged to get involved by providing discounts and coupons to restaurants, shops and attractions for the bowlers and their families. With the participants staying in Gainesville for two days each of the 11 weekends, the impact will be felt in the community’s shops, restaurants, and attractions; so draw them to visit your entertainment spot! For more information on how to get involved by providing discounts and sponsorships, please call the Gainesville Sports Commission at 352.338.9300 or email Matt Crimmins at mcrimmins@gainesvillesportscommission.com

To ensure a successful event, volunteers are needed at each bowling center each weekend throughout the tournament. The tournament cannot run efficiently without support staff aiding bowlers with scoring changes and lane assistance, check-in, and updating scoring brackets. For more information on how you can get involved via volunteering, please call the Gainesville Sports Commission at 352.338.9300 or email ggbatourney@gmail.com.

 

 

Apr
24
Fri
Suncoast Travel Ball Tournament @ Champions Park of Newberry, FL
Apr 24 – Apr 26 all-day
May
1
Fri
Turf War #2 Baseball/Softball @ Champions Park of Newberry, FL
May 1 – May 3 all-day
Turf War #2 Baseball/Softball @ Champions Park of Newberry, FL  | Newberry | Florida | United States

The Baseball Youth® Turf Wars II will be held May 1-3, 2015 at Champions Park in Newberry, FL. This is a 3 game guarantee event.

Age Groups: 8U, 9U-10U, 11U-12U, 13U-14U

For more information, please visit https://baseballyouth.launchtrack.events/register/baseball-youth-turf-wars-ii

May
8
Fri
Sunshine State Games Basketball
May 8 – May 10 all-day

The 2015 Sunshine State Games Basketball ?????Championships, sponsored by the FSF and the Gainesville Sports Commission, will be held in Alachua County, May 8-10, 2015.  Age groups begin with elementary school ages and run through High School divisions.

Click on the Link Below for Hotel Accommodations:

Sunshine State Games Basketball Hotel Information

DATES: Friday, May 8-Sunday, May 10, 2015

LOCATION: Various locations in Gainesville, Florida

PARTICIPANTS: Boys teams ages 10-18 (4th Grade through 12th Grade); Girls teams ages 10-18 (4th Grade through 12th Grade)

GAME TIMES: Friday, May 8 – 6:00-9:00 p.m.; Saturday, May 9 – 8:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.; Sunday, May 10 – 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

ELIGIBILTY: Teams from throughout the state of Florida will be eligible for entry into the tournament. There will be two divisions of play in each age division.
Division I (Gold) will consist of elite teams or travel teams that generally play the top competition among the various state basketball organizations (USSSA, AAU, YBOA).
Division II (Silver) will consist of school or recreation league teams that don’t compete as travel teams or play at the Division 2 level in state basketball organization tournaments.
Eligibility for each division will be grade-based. Players must present a birth certificate and a copy of a report card from the current school year at team registration.

TOURNAMENT FORMAT: Pool play format leading to bracket play with championship games to be played Sunday afternoon. Team and individual awards for first and second place in each division.
Three-game minimum guaranteed for every team.

For More Information, please visit:
Florida Sports Foundation Sunshine State Games Basketball Information

May
9
Sat
Gold Warm Up Softball Tournament @ Champions Park of Newberry, FL
May 9 – May 10 all-day

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