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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!

Glenfair Lanes - 9/15/19

Our event this weekend was at Glenfair Lanes and we unfortunately had one of the lowest turn outs  we hvae seen in a very long time. We had 46 total entries with 25 qualifying entries and 21 economy parly entries. We paid out just around $2,000.00 in main and side event prize fund for the event. We also saw Momma's Mystery hit for $500 by Jim Montgomery! Congrats to Jim! The players bowled on a the 47ft Eiffel Tower oil pattern that had pretty medium scores for the day. For the most part, players were in the middle of the lane or keeping thier angles fairly tight because of the longer oil pattern. 

The quarter finals was on fresh as usual and the scoring was a little lower. After the 3 games were finished Carlos Vejar was the A division champion, Ron McDonald the B division champion and Willy Vuong the C diviosn champion. Willy would be looking for his first title in his 2nd title match while Ron and Carlos both have several titles looking to take down another one. 

AMF McRay - 9/8/19

Our event this weekend was at AMF McRay.  We had 82 total entries (45 qualifying & 37 economy parlay), with 22 cashers, a 1 in 3.4 cash ratio and a payout of over $3,200.00 in main and side event prize funds. The players bowled on a very difficult 40ft PBA Bear oil pattern that had some lower scores than usual. The pattern allowed players to play from any angle, but the key to doing well was leaving makeable spares and picking up spares.  Pair to pair there were some differences with oil carry down, but once the oil pattern started to break down in the 3rd squad, then scores increased a little with the average cut being around +40.

Brunswick Kyrene - 9/2/19

Wow!  What a weekend!  Another major, another major champion and another SFT AHT record!  We beat our old record by over 20 entries!  277 total entries throughout the 3 days, with 183 qualifying entries and 94 economy parlays.  The players bowled on a very interesting 42ft Patriot pattern that at times had low scores and at times had high scores.  It was pretty clear though, that the players that had the best ball reaction were players that could get in and slow hook it a bit.  Whether it was lefties or righties, the highest scores came from that kind of approach as a general rule.  The average cut scores for the weekend was around +60 which is medium by most standards.

Bowlero Avondale - 8/25/19

Our event this weekend was at Bowlero Avondale lanes and had a great turn out!  We had 105 total entries (65 qualifying & 40 economy parlay) for 3 squads, 28 prize winners and a 1 in 3.75 cash ratio and paid out over $5,900 in main and side event prizefunds.  The players bowled on the 43ft Brunswick Phantom oil pattern that was a very low scoring event. Players could play in just about any part of the lane, but there wasn’t a lot of margin of error and the pair to pair differences were also tough.

AMF Chandler - 8/18/19

Our even this weekend was at AMF Chandler lanes. We had a total of 96 entries with 60 qualifying entries and 36 economy parlay entries. We paid out over $4,000.00 in main and side event prize fund. The players bowled on the PBA Wolf oil pattern that was medium in difficulty as far as scoring pace. It played like a short pattern in the middle of the lane, but the outside part of the lane didn't hook as much as most people would have expected. This is most commonly the cause of older lane lanes where the topography has caused some crowns near the gutter that cause the lane panel to be slightly tilted towards the gutter. This means that the ball is fighting gravity to an extent when it's located to the right of the crowned lane panel. Even with that slight change, the players that scored the best were ones that played the far outside part of the lane, which is typically where someone must play to bowl well on the Wolf pattern.