The Luci Bonneau Memorial Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles tournament is set to begin on Friday, July 20, with some of the best bowlers in the world participating. This is the 13th time the tournament is being held, and part of the proceeds are going directly to charity. The PBA has decided to cover this great tournament on their Xtra Frame services, so you will be able see all of the great bowlers in action. The winners will earn $8000 and get a PBA Regional Tour title to their name.
The Luci Bonneau Memorial is a mixed doubles event, so the teams must consist of one man and one woman. There are going to be 84 teams participating tournament including some of the best bowlers the PBA Tour has to offer. Some of the favorites heading into the tournament have to be Shannon Pluhowsky and Tommy Jones, Linda and Chris Barnes, Liz Johnson and Sean Rash and Kelly Kulick and Mike Scroggins. Pluhowsky and Jones have won this tournament four out of the last five years, but they are going to be facing steeper competition this year.
While Pluhowsky and Jones have a great track record at this event, I do not think that they are going to walk away with the title again. I personally think that the favorites have to be Liz Johnson and Sean Rash. Sean Rash is bowling better than any person in the world right now, and Liz Johnson is one of the best female bowlers of all-time. Linda and Chris Barnes are also going to be a team to watch out for. Tommy Jones has not bowled that good the last few years, so I do not see how he can lead a team to victory against superior bowlers.
I have never heard of the Luci Bonneau Memorial before despite the great history of the tournament. I have commend the PBA for bringing this great tournament to everyone's attention. When you have some of the best bowlers in the world competing for a great cause, you can not get much better than that.
Jake has been an avid bowler since the age of 8, and regularly follows the PBA throughout the year.
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