Secoma Lanes will have bowling royalty throwing strikes in Federal Way starting Thursday, June 20.
Professional standouts Jeff Carter and Carolyn Dorin-Ballard are coming to town to conduct a pair of clinics. The duo is in Federal Way for the Professional Bowlers Association Regional Tournament. Secoma Lanes is hosting the event from June 20-23. Aside from the clinics, there will also be a pro-am tournament during the four days, where over 500 participants are expected to compete.
Carter highlights the list of professionals in Federal Way. The right-hander has thrown a United States Bowling Council-record 120 career 300 games and set the single season average record at 261.74. Carter has won one national title and 11 regional titles and inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2009.
Dorin-Ballard was named the Bowlers Journal Female Bowler of the Decade in 2000 and was the first female bowler to roll a 300 in PBA competition. Dorin-Ballard won 20 career PBWA national titles.
The two clinics will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m. on June 20. The cost is $60 per person and includes a question and answer period and on-lane drills.
To register for the clinics or PBA Northwest/West Secoma Lanes Open, call (253) 927-0611. The pro-am will be at 7 p.m. on June 20 and at 1 and 7 p.m. Friday, June 21. There will also be a Special Olympics event at 4 p.m. on June 21.
Secoma Lanes hosted a PBA regional tournament for the last four years. Prior events have included clinics from Walter Ray Williams, Jr, and Parker Bohn III, who are both members of the PBA Hall of Fame.