The Iowa High School Athletic Association and the Iowa Girls' High School Athletic Union issued the following press release Wednesday morning regarding the 2013 State Coed Bowling Tournament:
The Iowa High School Athletic Association and the Iowa Girls' High School Athletic Union have postponed Thursday and Friday's State Coed Bowling Tournament at Plaza Lanes in Des Moines until Monday and Tuesday, March 11 and 12.
Information from the National Weather Service prompted the decision. Their forecast indicates snow will begin in Des Moines at about nooon, Thursday. While there may not be an issue in getting teams and individuals to Des Moines conditions will likely deteriorate rapidly. Neither the Girls' Union nor the Boys' Association want to have students, coaches or spectators attempting to return home from the Thursday competition or coming for the Friday competition to travel in unsafe and dangerous conditions.
The tournament will be held on Monday and Tuesday, March 11 and 12, 2013 at Plaza Lanes in Des Moines. Class 1A will compete on Monday and Class 2A will compete on Tuesday. Competition will be again at 11:00 am both days. Doors will open one hour before competition begins. Additional information will be provided to member schools with qualifiers.