The Fort Stewart United States Bowling Congress Association launched its Georgia State USBC Senior Bowling Tournament over the weekend at Marne Lanes with a ceremony, according to Ivey Sarvis, vice president and publicity chairman of the Fort Stewart USBC Bowling Association.
"It was a great set up," he said. "Our association board members, Marne Lanes and staff worked hard for a successful outcome of events."Sarvis said the Bradwell Institute Army ROTC Color Guard presented the colors and the former voice of the Marne, 1st Sgt. (ret.) Henry Blair, sang the national anthem.
Sarvis said Blair once sang for President George W. Bush and Rep. Jack Kingston.
The tournament will continue every weekend through Nov. 8, featuring the best women and open senior bowlers across the area.
Sarvis said the president of the Georgia State Women’s USBC was a guest speaker.
"And the president of the Georgia State Open USBC bowling association also spoke," he said. "Also the ceremonial rolling of the first ball of the tournament was done by city of Hinesville Mayor Pro-tem Mr. Charles Frasier. He presented both presidents a city of Hinesville Liberty Coin."
Sarvis said they were preparing to tally the results from the first weekend of competition and announce winners soon. The Courier will bring you results and photos as they become available.