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AMF Union Hills - 12/1/2019

Our event this weekend was at AMF Union Hills and had a nice turnout with this being the holiday weekend.  We had 69 total entries (50 qualifying & 19 economy parlay) for 3 squads, 21 prize winners and a 1 in 3.3 cash ratio which we paid out over $3,200 in main and side event prize funds. The players bowled on the 43ft Dean Man’s Curve oil pattern that was a very difficult pattern to play on the fresh. Players had trouble playing on the outside of the lane and there wasn’t a lot of margin of error when playing inside.  Pair to pair saw some big differences, but once the oil pattern started to break down in the 3rd squad, then scores started to go up!

AMF Tempe Village - 11/24/19

Our event this weekend was at AMF Tempe Village. We were worried we would get a low turnout due to other events going on, but the turnout was still pretty good! We had 77 total entries with 49 qualifying entries and 28 economy parlay entries. The players bowled on a 45ft Dragon oil pattern that had a lot more friction to it than most expected. Players were able to get the ball to hook from the outside and curve the lane a bit as long as they had softer ball speeds for their rev rate. There were definitely a variety of styles that matched up and did well this weekend. However, it seemed like 1-2 people in each division had a really good look and scores very high, while the rest of the field scored closer to normal SFT cut scores like +40 to +60.

AMF McRay - 11/17/19

Our event this weekend was at AMF McRay and we had a huge turnout with 120 entries (73 qualifying and 47 economy parlays).  We had 31 cashers, a 1 in 3.87 cash ratio and paid out over $5,300.00 in main and side event prize funds.  The players bowled on the 42ft PBA Scorpion oil pattern that played pretty tough for most of the day.  There were some higher scores but bowlers were able to play a variety of angles on the pattern.  The cut scores stayed around +60 for most of the day, which meant that you had to bowl about 10 pins over your average per game to qualify.

Bowlero Kyrene - 11/10/19

This weekend’s event was at Bowlero Kyrene lanes where we had 104 total entries (60 qualifying and 44 economy parlays), 28 cashers a 1 in 3.7 cash ratio and paid out over $4,700.00 in main and side event prize fund. The bowlers bowled on the 39ft PBA Viper oil pattern that was very difficult on the fresh, but seemed to breakdown and allow for some higher scoring in the later squads.  Also, bowlers would have a different look going from pair to pair and those that were able to adjust quickly were able to take advantage.

Bowlero Avondale - 11/3/19

Our event this weekend was at Bowlero Avondale!  We had a good turnout, with all the other events going on throughout the state, with 68 total entries (48 qualifying and 20 economy parlay), 21 cashers, 1 in 3.24 cash ratio and paid out over $4,100.00 in main and side event prize funds! The players bowled on a 36ft Brunswick Phase 1 oil pattern that played very difficult on the fresh, but really opened up on the last squad of the day. The pattern played a bit tricky with the middle of the lane playing like a shorter pattern, but the outsides did not. The outside part of the lane seemed to want to hang or not have as much reaction off them as one would expect with a shorter pattern. This kept scores very low until the last squad of the day with everyone moving left and being able to open up the pattern for the highest scores of the day.

AMF Desert Hills - 10/20/19

Our event this weekend was at AMF Desert Hills unfortunately we had a low turnout due to other tournaments running this weekend.  We had 43 total entries with 26 qualifying entries and 17 economy parlay entries. We paid out just around $1,700.00 in main and side event prize funds for the event.  The players bowled on a very tough 38ft Los Angeles that had low for the day. For the most part, players were trying to play outside or the deep the middle of the lane keeping their angles fairly tight.  The key to this pattern was leaving makeable spares and then picking up your spares.

Brunswick Mesa - 10/13/19

Our event this weekend was at the newly renovated Bowlero Mesa.  We had 84 total entries, with 53 qualifying and 31 economy parlays.  We had 23 total cashers, paid out over $4,000.00 in main and side event prize fund and had a cash ratio of 1 in 3.65!  The players bowled on a very demanding 52ft Badger oil pattern that forced EVERYONE to play straight.  Turns out 52ft of oil is a lot and don't allow the ball to hook very much.  Most players either played right to left pointing it at the head pin (righties) or played the middle of the lane and "faded" it back to the pocket. 

Bowlero Via Linda - 10/6/19

This weekend’s event was at Bowlero Via Linda and had a pretty good turnout.  We had a total of 89 entries (63 Qualifying & 26 Economy Parlay), 24 cashers, with a 1 in 3.7 cash ratio and paid out over $4,700.00 in main and side event prize funds.  The players bowled on a very tough 38ft Alcatraz oil pattern that had medium to low cut scores for most of the day. Most divisions took in the +30 range to advance, which means that they only had to bowl about 15-25 pins over average for the entire series, which is bowling a small amount over your average each game. The medium length pattern allowed players to play a variety of angles including down and in and deep inside angles.  The key to this shot was leaving makeable spares, so if you got it a little too far outside too early, then your ball would over hook for a split or if you got too far outside too late, then your ball roll out and leave a washout.

AMF Chandler - 9/29/19

Our event this weekend was at AMF Chandler where we got 81 total entries (53 qualifying and 28 parlay entries). The players bowled on the 41ft Turn Pike oil pattern that had low scoring with it taking +30 as an average to advance to the quarter finals. We even had some interesting things happen with the senior and women's cut, and it dropped all the way to -1, which Jim Montgomery was able to take advantage of. The players played in the middle part of the lane for the a majority of the day and as the middle of the lane got drier, the scores got lower as the players couldn't seem to get far enough left, but if they created too much angle the ball didn't want to recover.

We had some new bowlers join us for their first event this weekend! Juan Rodriguez, Brigido De La Fuente and Antonio De La Fuente all joined us for their first event! We hope you all had a good time this weekend! We look forward to seeing you at our next event!

Bowlero Desert Sky - 9/21/19

Our event this weekend was at Bowlero Desert Sky Lanes and unfortunately we again had a low turnout for this event.  We had 39 total entries with 25 qualifying entries and 14 economy parlay entries. We paid out just around $2,000.00 in main and side event prize funds for the event. The players bowled on the 42ft Autobahn oil pattern that had some pretty high scores for the day with Dishawn Byrd and Michael Dragon almost shooting 300’s.  For the most part players able to play up the lanes or were able to swing it through the middle of the lane but had to keep their angles fairly tight.  Once the pattern broke down, then you saw scores go through the roof!