Ocala bowler nails five straight strikes in tourney win at Villages’ Fiesta Bowl

Nick Panicaro

Nick Panicaro took home the title from the recent Villages Bowling Senior Shoot Out at Fiesta Bowl.

Panicaro, of Ocala, rolled a 224 – including five straight strikes – to take the home the top prize over 68 other bowlers. He won $300, a paid entry into the July event and a champion’s shirt courtesy of Gotta Get Your Name On! And Panicaro is now eligible for the season Championship in August.

Ron Woods, of Hudson, was the runner-up with a 213 and a $200 prize. And Rich Garner, also of Hudson, took the third-place prize of $150 with a score of 184.

The complete results from the tournament can be seen by click HERE.

The next event at Fiesta Bowl will be held Saturday, July 20 and is open to all bowlers 55 and older. It will be followed a week later on Saturday, July 27 by the annual Non-Winners event. That is open only to those bowlers who have competed in at least one event in the 2018-19 season and haven’t won an event since Sept 2009.

Both upcoming events will start at 11 a.m. and will use the normal format, including the 70-and-older rule. These will be the last two events for bowlers to qualify for the season championship. Currently, 43 bowlers have qualified for the event.