Nineteen bowlers from the Verna’s Very Special Bowling League and the Cajun Splitters Bowling League competed in the 2018 Louisiana State Special Olympics State Tournament in Baton Rouge, according to Special Olympics bowling coach Betty LaSalle.

Following are the athletes who brought back medals and ribbons.

Gold Medals: Thierry Dardant, Robert Jester and Andrew Stevenson.

Silver Medals: Anna Allian, Leroy Holly, Brian Leroux, Glenda Hebert, Marie Segura and Josh Racca.

Bronze Medals: Angel McGinnis and Hannah Mire.

Fourth Place Ribbons: Larry Rogers and Travis Thibodeaux.

Fifth Place Ribbons: Rebecca Marceaux and Charlotte Schexnayder.

Sixth Place Ribbons: Jensi Istre.

Seventh Place Ribbons: Angie Broussard, Nolan Gaspard and Kathy White.

Coaches accompanying the bowlers were Landa Gann, Betty and Jerry LaSalle, Dina Mayard, Melissa Racca and Devon Richard. Volunteers who helped out were Harold Racca, Mary Stevenson and Stacey Thibodaux.

Both league bowl at the new Cajuns Lanes in New Iberia.

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The Louisiana State USBC Bowling Association 74th Annual Handicap Championship Tournament is set for Baton Rouge.

Team event will take place at Circle Bowl and All star Lanes will host the singles and doubles.

Tournament dates are June 2-3, 9-10, 16-17 and 23-24.

Squad times for team event will be Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Squad times for singles and doubles will be Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.. If squad times are filled some may be added later, but some squad times may be canceled because of low participation.

This is a four-person team event and bowlers may compete on three teams but only one doubles and singles.

Rules and regulations and price of  each event can be found on the entry blank. Closing date for entries is April 30.

In conjunction with the state tournament the annual state meeting will be held Saturday, June 4, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, which is host hotel for the tournament.

Check your local bowling center for entry blanks.

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The 2018 United States Bowling Congress Open Championship is underway in Syracuse, N.Y., according to a prepared statement from the USBC.

Over 40,000 bowlers are expected to compete in the 107-day event.

The 2018 Open championship is the 115th edition of the event and marks the fifth trip to Syracuse. Previous visit included 1935, 1958, 1973 and 1999.

Future tournaments are: 2019, Las Vegas; 2020, Reno, Nevada; 2021, Las Vegas; 2022, Reno, Nevada; 2023, Las Vegas; 2024, Reno, Nevada; 2025, Baton Rouge.

 

DICKIE BROUSSARD is the bowling writer for The Daily Iberian.

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