• Bowling at Crenshaw Lanes

Tournaments

Crenshaw traditionally hosts two annual tournaments, the Crenshaw Sport Bowling Classic and the Marvin Overby Memorial Sport Tournament. Crenshaw Lanes will resume hosting tournaments when the new facility opens in Fall 2020.

Annual Marvin B. Overby  Memorial Tournament

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Crenshaw Lanes opened in 1964 with Marvin Overby as its first mechanic. Marvin served Crenshaw Lanes in various capacities including manager for almost 40 years. This tournament is a memorial to the late Marvin Overby, former coach and director of the FSU collegiate bowling program, who was an avid supporter of Sport Bowling.

Sport conditions are used at prestigious amateur events such as the Inter-Collegiate bowling championships, and by the International Federation of Bowling (FIQ) for various international competitions. Though the conditions will be challenging – this is a handicap tournament (based on 90% of 200) – so the tournament will be competitive for bowlers of all skill levels. Don’t worry if you don’t have a sport bowling average because your highest non-sport average will be adjusted down (ex., if you have a non-sport average of 180 this will be adjusted down to 166 and you will receive handicap based on this lower average).


Crenshaw Sport Bowling Classic

Summer Sport Tournament

You can experience the challenge of bowling on the same lane patterns that the FSU Bowling Team sees in intercollegiate competition. Competitions are held for both Youth and Adult, scratch and handicap.

The PBA conducts all of its major championships on Sport Conditions at events such as the USBC Masters, US Open, PBA World Championship and the list continues. These conditions are also used weekly in all sanctioned sport bowling leagues worldwide. Though the conditions will be challenging – this is a handicap tournament (based on 90% of 200) – so the tournament will be competitive for bowlers of all skill levels.

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Don’t worry about not having a sport bowling average because your highest non-sport average will be adjusted down (ex., if you have a non-sport average of 184 this will be adjusted down to 169 and you will receive handicap based on this lower average).

Click on image to view pattern on a larger scale.

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