Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Tenpins Bowlers Vying For Trip to Australia.(Sports)

Byline: James Yodice Journal Staff Writer

Just over five dozen men and women are bowling in Rio Rancho this weekend and next with this pot of gold dangling at the end of a hook:

A weeklong trip to Australia. Make that a free weeklong trip to Australia.

Between 60 and 70 men and women are competing at Tenpins & More in Rio Rancho over the next two weekends at the Champion of Champions tournament, a first of its kind in this area.

The top man and woman in the event earn free airfare, hotel and $300 in spending money for a seven- to 10-day trip to Sydney, Queensland and the Gold Coast.

Tenpins proprietor Steve Mackie, a native of Australia, cooked up the idea earlier this year to bring together every winner of a house tournament (a tournament held at Tenpins) for a year-ending blowout with Australia as bait. …

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