45th Anniversary
Lee Evans Tournament of The Americas

      On behalf of all of us in the Tournament Office, we would like to welcome you to another year of great bowling competition at Don Carter’s Tamarac Lanes.

The tournament dates are August 11 – 18, 2007: Official practice is on the afternoon of Saturday, August 11th – 1 to 3 PM. Opening Ceremonies will follow the practice.

Tamarac Lanes:  Located at 8501 North University Drive, Tamarac, Florida.  We will have our tournament office set up at the lanes during the tournament week. 

     All Star Pro Shop is located in Tamarac Lanes and carries the newest bowling equipment of almost all brands available.  The All Star Pro Shop staff is both friendly and extremely knowledgeable and can help you with any equipment information or purchase.   We highly recommend that you get to know Mark Balter, who did our weighing and checking of equipment last year, and Tony for the best in pro shop services.

     Sawgrass Mills Mall, over a mile of discount shopping is across from our headquarters’ hotel.  Within walking distance are over 30 restaurants of all types, a supermarket, Sam’s Club warehouse shopping, computer and office supply stores, banks and much in entertainment including a multi-plex movie theater.

Lane conditions: The lane conditions will be under the direction of Brunswick Bowling and Billiards this year.  We will go to long oil / short oil patterns for each event.  Oil patterns will be sent to all Federations and posted on our website.  We expect to be able to have the patterns available by July 15.  

Starting Lanes: Starting lanes for the first day of each competition event will be chosen by drawing numbers during the Delegate/Coaches meeting on Saturday, August 11th at 10:30 AM at Tamarac Lanes by selected “Officials” at the Delegates Meeting. This should make the drawing go faster than last year.  Should no Delegate or team representative be present at the drawing of your starting lanes or a country has an incomplete team, the Official will draw from the numbers remaining after all others have drawn.

Entry Forms: All Forms for the Tournament of the Americas are available on our website, bowlingamericas.com, both for printing and for filing on-line and are being updated as quickly as possible. ALL FORMS provided must be completely and accurately filled out with the proper information including the 2007 Federation Code we will provide to you. If you let your bowlers, delegate or coaches fill out their own forms, please remember that they will need the Federation code in order for us to consider them.  Guest forms and hotel reservations do not need the code.

Complete and return the National Acceptance Form due July 1, 2007.

All other forms should be submitted to the Tournament Office by August 1, 2007.

If this is a problem because of your national qualifying dates, please contact the Tournament Office to make other arrangements. Please email us at [email protected]

Your Federation Code: Because anyone can copy our forms from our website and submit them, please use this code on the forms that require it so that we know it is an official entry. We will verify all names and information submitted to us from our website by an email to you or fax.  The Federation Code for 2007 is being sent to your Federation by email.

FEES: There is no change in participant entry fees. Bowler’s entry fee is $150.00 per bowler. Delegates and Coaches fee is $75.00. These fees include all tournament transportation, Award Banquet ticket and scheduled activities. These fees will NOT include your official shirt. The Official Tournament Shirt will remain at $35.00 per shirt.

Adult Guest fees will be $75.00 – this includes our bus transportation, including hotel shuttle bus, any scheduled activity and one ticket to our Award Banquet.  Adult guests not using our transportation but attending Award Banquet will be $50.00.

DELEGATES: Each country should have a delegate to handle all of your team's official business, as well as be members of committees and represent your Federation/Association at meetings. Although a delegate may be a bowler, it is very difficult for a person to perform the delegate duties and bowl as well, since delegate duties may take place during bowling competition. Please inform your Delegates that they must be in official tournament uniform during competition and opening ceremonies.

HOTEL:  Our official headquarters hotel will be the Crowne Plaza at Sawgrass Mills, located 12 miles west of the Fort Lauderdale airport.  Maps are available from our website bowlingamericas.com .  If using Miami Airport, the hotel and Sawgrass Lanes are an easy 30 mile drive north. 

They have offered us a special rate of $105.00 plus 11% Tax per room/per night for rooms with a maximum of four people sharing the room, because of the large block of room we have requested. The tournament rate is the same for single/double/triple or quad room. All rooms have refrigerators, coffee makers, in-room safe boxes, hair dryers and irons and ironing boards.  The hotel also has coin operated laundry machines, a fitness room, large pool, a restaurant and bar, free under-roof parking and more.  Information on the Crowne Plaza can be found on the Internet at our site bowlingamericas.com/ToA_pages/headquarters_hotel_info.htm or at www.sawgrasshotel.com.

For the hotel reservations, we will need complete credit card information sent to us to guarantee “first night deposit” to reserve your rooms. No rooms will be booked without a credit card.  These forms are not on a secure site. We suggest telephoning (1.954.577.9948) or faxing  (1-954-423-4081) your credit card information separately. Please see our suggestion on our website of splitting credit card information into two separate emails providers for security.  If you are submitting a federation credit card without a person present on arrival to sign for the room charges using that credit card, we will send you an authorization form for charges, which must be filled out with readable credit card pictures of both front and back of card and submitted to us for the hotel; in this case, you would not have to send credit card info on hotel form.

We will have our Awards Banquet at the Crowne Plaza.  Our tournament buses will run from the Crowne Plaza to the lanes during the week (must have tournament ID to use buses).  The hotel shuttle bus will also be available to go to the supermarket or to the Sawgrass Mills discount mall for those who need this transportation.

It is imperative that you have all your hotel reservations in early. The Hotel has given us a firm cut-off date of August 1st on our block of 100 rooms. All reservations for rooms must be made through the Tournament Office in order to receive our special sponsor rate (if you call the hotel directly you will be charged their regular rate, which is $149 per night).

 Late reservations will not be able to be placed at the Crowne Plaza.  We will book your rooms at the Crowne Plaza as soon as we have the complete information from you until we exhaust our block of rooms.  If necessary, we will try to book excess rooms at another nearby hotel.  However, this hotel may be at a higher rate and our tournament buses will not run from any hotel except the Crowne Plaza.


  • Women may wear black skirts, dress shorts (walking length), or “split skirts” to match tournament shirts. Women will not be permitted to wear slacks.  In the case of Women’s Divisions, all members of a team must be dressed in like garments on any given day – that is if one woman wears shorts, both must wear shorts on that day.  However, each Woman’s Division may be different or same by their choice - for instance, Junior’s may wear shorts on one day while Adult Women and Senior Women choose to wear another allowable item.
  • Men must wear black trousers. 
  • All bowlers must be in official tournament shirts when on lanes. 
  • Delegates and Coaches must also be in official uniform.

TOURNAMENT SHIRTS:  The 2007 shirt will be the same as last year - a poly-cotton blend – softer and more fitted than in the past years. Our shirt order forms have the chest sizes for the usual small, medium, etc. sizes.  Please take this into regard as you order your new shirts to be sure of a proper fit.  Please be aware that once the shirt is made we must charge for the shirt even if the size is incorrect unless it is a mistake on our part.  The price of the shirt will remain at $35.00 per shirt.   The Tournament logo on the front of the shirt will be embroidered in gold as will the person’s name, country and country map.   

Shirts cannot be ready if ordered late, as we expect to have as many as 250 shirts to make, and late orders will cause a problem with having a bowler in an official shirt at the start of the tournament as per our rules.  Please order as early as possible.  

If you have a official shirt made in 2006, you need not order another one unless you wish to.                                                                                                                                

TOURNAMENT RESULTS: Daily Tournament results will be available nightly in the hotel lobby for bowlers and delegates. Final result packages will be given to each delegate at the Award Banquet. Please fill out the Media Forms, so that we can also arrange daily or final reports to your local media. Results are also posted nightly to our website.


TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE: A tentative Tournament schedule will be posted on our website. We may make changes to the bowling schedule as sponsors choose to present seminars.  Please check it for updates.  The official schedule will be in the welcome bag.


     We look forward to having your country represented at 45th Lee Evans Tournament of The Americas, in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area. Please be sure to mail, fax or submit on-line from our website your National Acceptance Form by July 1st, followed by the balance of the completed forms as soon as possible, but no later than August 1st .


We have no office at Lanes and will only have a temporary office during our tournaments at Tamarac Lanes.  Please keep this information for further reference when trying to contact us.   We are sorry for any inconvenience but telephone calls can only be answered in English at this time.



Paulette Watson, Tournament Director

Bowling Tournaments of the Americas Association
6919 NW West Broward Boulevard, #277
Plantation, Florida 33317, USA

 Tel: (954) 577-9948    Fax: (954) 423-4081
Questions?  Email us at [email protected]

Don Carters Tamarac Lanes
8501 North University Drive
Tamarac, Florida 33323
Tel: 954.722.2700          Fax: 954.722.2703  

Crowne Plaza Hotel & Resort
13400 West Sunrise Boulevard
Sunrise, Florida 33323
Tel: 954.851.1020     Fax: 954.835.3609


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