Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Bowlers Vie For Tourney Qualification.(Sports)

Byline: Journal Staff Reports

Tenpins & More in Rio Rancho is one of five area bowling alleys that are qualifying teams for a national tournament in Las Vegas in April.

This weekend, mixed teams of two can enter in-league or special squads, and one out of every eight teams that attempt to qualify will advance to the state finals at the end of February.

The state finals will qualify a team to travel to Las Vegas for the 2001 National Mixed Doubles Tournament, and all the team's expenses will be paid.

The national doubles event is one of the biggest money tournaments available to amateur bowlers. There is more than $125,000 in prize money at nationals, including $20,000 for the first-place team and a minimum of $1,000 for the last-place team. …

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