Originally published on Saturday, July 7, 2012
Teams from Houston are the first-day leaders in the 35th Annual Victoria Latin Bowlers tournament at Century Lanes.
In the 32-team women's category, four of the top five teams Saturday were from the Bayou City.
Serve & Collect is in first place with a handicap total of 3,278. Team Latoya of San Antonio is in second place with a score of 3,248.
The Houston teams of Got Cheetos (3,196), On A Mission (3,159), and Poco Loco (3,130) are third through fifth, respectively.
Three Victoria women are in the top five of the individual scores.
Becky Bowen from Corpus Christi leads with a 777 handicap series.
Victoria bowlers Georgia Blake (739), Trudy Wortham (725), and Bobbie Long (721) hold the next three spots. Felecia Holmes of Houston is fifth with a set of 715
Houston fared well in the 64-team men's competition. End Results leads with a score of 3,383.
Quieres Mas of Corpus Christi is second with a score of 3,376. The next three spots are held by Team Omar (3,314) of Houston, Texas Riviera (3,310) of Corpus Christi and Century Lanes of Victoria with a score of 3,278.
Corpus Christi's Lee Contreras is the individual leader with a score of 777. Ted Pritts of Dallas is in second place with a score of 746.
Rounding out the top five are Eric Traylor (742) of Houston, Lacy Phillips (739) of San Antonio, and Eddie Moffitt (738) of Houston.
The competition will be decided in the final three games.
Traylor and Rodney Green of Houston almost rolled perfect games. They both spared in the first frame and then went to the wall for a 290 game. Traylor has no handicap, so his 742 individual series is scratch.
The Victoria Latin Bowlers Club host a dance for the competitors. The first squad will start at 8 a.m. Sunday.