Rim Country Lanes will be hosting some of the area’s and state’s best bowlers in two tournaments this weekend.
First, is an Amateur Bowling Tournament, which is the largest Amateur Bowlers Tour series in the West. This event will take place both Saturday, Aug. 25 and Sunday, Aug. 26.
Qualifying will be on Saturday, starting at 11 a.m. The finals will be bowled Sunday at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Rim Country Lanes will have the Mega Monsoon Scratch Sweeper Tournament at 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 25.
“This is a huge deal for us to have the caliber of bowlers that will compete, including some PBA regional bowlers,” said Joshua Reid, who manages Rim Country Lanes and will be competing in both events. One other Rim bowler, R.D. Nielson will also be in the two contests. Reid’s son, Joshua Belia Reid, 12, will be in the Mega Monsoon event.
Reid said between 40 and 60 bowlers from all over Arizona would be in the ABT tournament, with $1,000 prize guaranteed the winner, with additional cash awards made throughout the event.
He said 30 to 40 contestants are expected for the Mega Monsoon event. Between the two events, about $6,000 in prize money will be awarded.
Combined, the events should draw from 70 to 100 bowlers to town, along with their families, Reid said.
“Everyone is invited to come out and see some great bowling,” he said. There is no admission fee to spectators.
The ABT contest is the final tournament of its Summer Heat series before the Labor Day competition in Mesa where $3,500 would be awarded to the top bowler.
Fall Leagues starting
Rim Country Lanes’ Fall Leagues start next week. Anyone interested in learning more, should call (928) 474-9589. There are leagues for all ages, one just for men and another just for women, one just for seniors and one for youth, along with several mixed leagues.