South Florida International Bowling Tournament 

South Florida International Bowling Tournament 

                                                                        Catch the Wave to Fun and Competition

10 May 2008

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Bowling Tournaments of The Americas Association
6919 W. Broward Blvd.
Plantation, FL 33317 USA

Tel: 954.577.9948
Fax: 954.423.4081

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FI  NEWS ..... for 2008

2008 - We moved again! 

Yes, we have moved North again - about 200 miles north this time to Central Florida's Orlando.  And the name has changed for our 21st edition of this tournament, this time to the Florida International.

In Orlando, there's Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World and much, much more to do and see for all ages, but the same fun and competition during tournament week.  

We will still have a full schedule of bowling and activities during our week and at the same entry fee - including a day trip to Florida's east coast for a day of sightseeing, Space Center, Friendship Party, the Awards Banquet, shopping at the many outlet malls that Orlando has to offer and fun and games for the whole family with our tournament transportation for all tournament scheduled events.  

The 21st Florida International Tournament started May 3, 2008 with our "Fun Tournament " 46 bowlers in divisions of Men, Women, Senior Men and Senior Women - 8 countries represented - will start competition on Sunday, May 4th.  

The competition will be three days of singles, two days of doubles - the 30 games of the week will conprise the All Events.  The Top 5 players of each division will go into the Master's, a stepladder final, for the White Jackets which will be awarded to the top scoring player in each division.

The Scores..... Men's and Women's Divisions as well as Senior Men's and Women's Divisions will bowl this year.

Returning 2007 Tournament Champions Gregory Hunter of Jamaica and Yvonne Randell of Ireland will have a fight on their hands again with the competition in the tournament this year.  Hunter will be bowling again in the Men's scratch division and Randell will vie for the Senior Women's title as the women will have both scratch and Senior divisions this year as will the men.  The divisions other than the Men's scratch will be small but they will be just as tough to become the top spot on May 9th after the Master's Event.  Senior divisions are handicapped by age with one pin given for every year over 56 and capped at 15 pins.

2008 Tournament Champions

Michell Laffilay, France

Mylene Juhel, France

Adult Scratch Division

John R. Wilson, Ireland

Yvonne Randell, Ireland

Senior Division

See all the scores here>>

"Just for Fun" mini tournament...
To start our week, some fun bowling and fun prizes for bowlers and guest, of course this also gave a chance to test the tournament lane conditions, and liked what they saw according to the scores, which were done this year by Brunswicks's Will Ehlers.  Prizes? - Fun stuff: like bowling themed bowls.

And the Just for Fun tournament winners were: Men -1st place: Devon Christie, Jamaica; 2nd: Harold Jablonski, Holland; 3rd: Lindberg Cooper, Bahamas. 
Women -1st: Pat Cummins, Ireland; Anya Delancy, Bahamas; 3rd: Pauline Compton, Ireland.

We had a busy schedule...
Shopping at the famous and Discount Outlet Mall shopping, a visit to the Kennedy Space Center, a fun Welcome Party, and Award Banquet. And there was all  to do and see in and around the hotel area, and Orlando itself with all its theme parks and amusements.

We have said goodbye to South Florida....
It was 20 great years in Miami and Fort Lauderdale 
and it saddens us to leave our first home, but.......
We are now settled in to our new home in Orlando, Florida 
and the Kissimmee area
and our bowling home at the AMF Kissimmee Lanes, where we hope to have another great 20 years or more.

Catch the Wave to Fun and Competition 
May 2-9. 2009
at the 22nd  tournament 
Florida International, in Orlando, Florida.  
A Place for fun for the whole family!

You will want to come before or stay after the tournament to see the Theme Parks (discounted tickets will be available as an option for tournament people  with easy transportation available from the hotel).   The special tournament hotel rate will be honored by our headquarters hotel for 3 days before and/or 3 days after the tournament hotel stay dates of May 2-11 (and flying mid-week is always less expensive).  Bring the whole family - where else can you combine great bowling with a great vacation for all the family to enjoy!  

You will find that most major airlines have international flights to Orlando's International Airport to make it easy to come and often bargain fares are to be found to this city.

Come join us for the excitement of Orlando in 2009, 
a memorable bowling vacation in Florida, the Sunshine State.
You won't want to miss it!

Headquarter's Hotel in Orlando available for our participants

The headquarters hotel and bowling center has been chosen.  We chose the best value for the type and the most comfortable hotel available for your stay in the heart of Orlando's action and at a distance of no more than 15 miles from the airport or bowling center.  Although you may certainly find a hotel of your own choosing, keep in mind that our tournament transportation will run only from our headquarters hotel which will be at a considerable discount from their usual rate per room - we will get more value for our money at the headquarters hotel.  

The Quality Inn Plaza on International Drive will be our hotel.  Their tournament host rate of $69 per room/per night (plus taxes) for a standard room with two beds was considerably lower than any other hotel of it's type.  Prices of rooms will apply three days before and after tournament dates.

The hotel has over 1,00 double rooms in a number of buildings, 3 pools, and both smoking and non-smoking rooms available.  It's amenities are what we look for during our long stay - hairdryers, irons, ironing boards, coffee makers, refrigerators, microwaves and an in-room safe.  In addition, Kids under 11 eat free with adult, complementary transportation to Sea World, Universal Studios and Wet-n-Wild, free wireless in lobby, laundry facilities and even services of transportation and money changing are available in the lobby.

We searched Orlando's hotels and found that the Quality Inn Plaza, would fill your needs for a great price and the tournament staff will be staying there along with you.  Join Us!

Our New Bowling Home.....

We will be bowling at the AMF Kissimmee Lanes in Kissimmee, Florida...a bus ride away from the hotel.  The bowling center has 32 lanes ready and waiting for our tournament and their staff is just as excited to have us as we are to be going there.  
Plans are being made for our special activities during the week's evenings.  Our tournament transportation will get us around on our week-long schedule of bowling and vacation fun.

An evening trip to Downtown Disney (Disney's shopping and restaurant area) will be on the schedule.   We will still have our party night and our banquet.  But we will leave some time for you to see the many attractions that Orlando has to offer.  Plan on staying extra days if you want to see Disney World or Universal Studios or swim with the Dolphins at Sea World.  

Join Us in Orlando in 2009 for the Bowling Time of Your Life!

   Tournament contact information:

   Our Bowling Tournaments of The Americas Association Office is located in Plantation, Florida.  We have no permanent office space at the bowling lanes and can be reached there only during tournament days.  Tournament Office hours are 9 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week.  Our office mailing address and contact numbers are:

        Bowling Tournaments of The Americas Association
Executive Director: Paulette Watson
        6919 West Broward Boulevard, #277
        Plantation, Florida 33317
        Tel: 954-577-9948
        Fax: 954-423-4081

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