1st Annual James A. Perkins Memorial Membership Drive Tournament a Success
The first tournament held in honor of long time bowling enthusiast and pro shop owner, James A. “Perk” Perkins brought out more than 55 sets of doubles to compete in the event. Many bowlers participated in the event that will benefit the senate’s membership building efforts and also reward a TNBA youth with bowling equipment or apparel. “Perk” was an avid supporter of youth bowling and helped many who came by his pro shop.
Perk’s wife, Regena was among the participants of the tournament. TNBA member, Tommie Young made a monetary contribution in lieu participating. New senate tournament bowlers from as far away as New Jersey participated in the event. Several local bowlers from the area joined the Senate for the first time making both the tournament and membership drive a success. Current paid membership for the 2012-13 bowling season stands at 133.
New Bull City TNBA Senate member Lavel Bailey teamed up with father-in-law, James Covington to take home the $1000.00 first place prize in Doubles, while Al Jones-Bey and Louise Hopson received $300.00 and $235.00 respectively for their first place finishes in the OPEN and Female Singles. See the complete prize distribution of more than $3000.00 at 1st Annual Memorial or the Tournaments page of this website.