Bowling Green, Ky.—February 5, 2015—The 2015 Mid-South Conference Bowling Championships begin at Southern Lanes on Friday, Feb. 6 and conclude with team champions crowned Saturday, Feb. 7.
The singles and doubles competitions are contested Friday with the double-elimination team tournament slated for Saturday. On Friday night, the eight men’s and women’s teams converge for the conference’s annual awards banquet at the National Corvette Museum.
Bowling is the first of four Mid-South Conference championships coming to Bowling Green this spring. The conference’s baseball, softball and tennis championships will be held late April and early May.
In Friday’s competition beginning at 11 a.m., each team enters up to eight individuals to compete in the singles and doubles championships. After coaches pair their doubles teams, each participant bowls five games with the top men and top women’s bowler collecting the most pins deemed the singles conference champions. The highest combined pin total from the paired teams is the conference doubles champions.
Team championships begin at 9 a.m. Saturday with four men and four women’s opening round matches and conclude with the championship match at 3:15 p.m. Pikeville men and Bethel women are the defending conference tournament champions.
In the men’s team championship, regular-season champion and top-seeded Pikeville (Ky.) faces eighth-seeded Cumberland (Tenn.). Other opening round matches include: No. 2-seed Campbellsville (Ky.) facing No. 7-seed Lindsey Wilson (Ky.), third-seeded Bethel (Tenn.) meeting sixth-seeded Union (Ky.) and No. 4-seed St. Catharine (Ky.) bowling fifth-seeded Cumberlands (Ky.).
The No. 1-seeded Pikeville women face No. 8-seed Lindsey Wilson in an opening round match. Second-seeded Campbellsville faces No. 7-seed Cumberland, third-seeded St. Catharine bowls sixth-seeded Union and No. 4-seed Bethel takes on No. 5-seed Cumberlands in the other opening round matches.
“When I first watched these bowling championship matches last year, I was captured by their uniqueness,” Mid-South Conference Commissioner Eric Ward said. “All 120 athletes are competing in the same room at the same time; all the school colors flying and fans cheering at once for every school. No other sports championship tournament offers that kind of immersive viewing experience.”
For more information about the Mid-South Conference and scheduling, please visit http://www.mid-southconference.org
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