CHICAGO — It's time for bowlers in Chicago and around the country to polish their balls and get their lanes oiled. Registration is now open for the 2015 Second City Open Tournament Chicago, which welcomes dozens of LGBTQ bowlers to Chicago to compete for fun and prizes. The second annual event will be held March 7-8 at the 40-lane Waveland Bowl, the largest bowling alley in Chicago.
Last year's inaugural tournament drew nearly 130 bowlers ( including nearly two dozen women ) from the Chicago area and 12 other states. This year, organizers hope to increase participation to the maximum capacity of 144 bowlers. Both veteran bowlers and newcomers are invited to participate. Whole teams are welcome as well as partial teams and individuals, which can be matched up with others.
"We're building on the tremendous response we had to our first year," said Jason Kallen, co-director of SCOTCH 2015. Added Scott Marz, the tournament's other co-director: "The tournament is a great way for bowlers of all skill levels to shake off the winter cold, make some new friends and potentially win some prizes."
Participants and raffle entrants could win a variety of prizes, including cash awards, a new STORM bowling ball or a STORM bowling bag.
The SCOTCH earlybird registration fee is $99 until Feb. 7, after which the fee increases to $109. Feb. 21 is the final day to register.
The complete SCOTCH 2015 rules and details can be found at www.scotchbowling.com . Or Like and follow the latest SCOTCH news on Facebook athttps://www.facebook.com/SCOTCHtourney .