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Mesa East Bowl - 6/18/2022

We would be out at Mesa East Bowl this weekend for another early bird 2-squad event. This would be the last one of the 2022 Spring Quarterly Circuit (April to June) and we would have several bowlers vying for the top spot. Even with the earlier squad times we would see another good turnout with 98 total entries (74 qualifying and 24 economy parlays), 27 cashers and a 1 in 3.62 cash ratio, paying out over $7,300.00 in main and side event prize funds. The bowlers bowled on the 41ft PBA Bear oil pattern that had some lower scores compared to last weekend. The pattern allowed players to play from any angle, but the key was trying to make high quality shots and pick up your spares. The cut scores stayed around +30 for most of the day with bowlers only need to get 5-10 pins above their average each game to advance.

Bowlero Christown - 6/12/2022

Our event this weekend was at Bowlero Christown, and we would see a great turnout considering this was the first time that we have been back to Christown in about 5 years!!!  We had 134 total entries (93 qualifying and 41 economy parlays) for this 2-squad event, with a cash ratio of 1 in 3.9 and paying out over $7,900.00 in main and side event prize funds. The players bowled on the 48ft PBA Shark pattern, that I do not think we have bowled on in quite a while. This pattern is a bit different in the fact that it is very long but doesn't use a lot of volume for the length. This creates an odd transition as the lanes as they "dry out" but they dry out in the middle and front part of the lane which causes the ball to hook early, so you have to move left. However, with most patterns you can continue to loop the ball more as they get drier because there are enough boards with no oil on them for the ball to continue hooking.

Bowlero Mesa - 5/30/2022

This weekend’s event was our 3-Day Memorial Day Major at Bowlero Mesa.  We would see 361 total entries (273 qualifying and 98 parlay entries) this weekend which would smash our previous record of 317 total entries (226 qualify and 91 parlays) for a Major event!  It was great to see everyone come out to compete and have a good time.  Honestly, we can’t thank the bowling community enough for all the help in making this such a successful event.  We would draw entries from around the state and would even see some bowlers come down from Utah to bowl our event.

AMF McRay - 5/1/22

Our event this weekend was at AMF McRay lanes and had a pretty good turnout for our two-squad event considering that there were so many other tournaments going on this weekend.  We would see 124 total entries (84 qualifying and 40 economy parlays) with 32 total cashers, a 1 in 3.7 cash ratio and paid out over $7,900.00 in main and side event prize funds. The players bowled on the very tough 41ft 2021 USBC Nationals Team oil pattern.  This pattern played a bit tricky with bowlers being able to play a variety of angles.  It seemed that the bowlers who were able to repeat their shots and leave makeable spares would see the most success.  The cut for the day would be around +45-50 so bowlers needed to shoot about 5-10 pins over their average per game to advance.

AMF Tempe Village - 4/24/2022

Our event this weekend was at AMF Tempe Village, and we had another good turnout with 122 total entries (85 qualifying and 37 economy parlays). We had 33 cashers, a 1 in 3.69 cash ratio and paid out over $8,300.00 in main and side event prize funds. The players bowled on the 45ft PBA Dragon oil pattern that played soft and we would see some higher scores throughout the day. Bowlers were able to play a variety of angles on the pattern as long as they were able to get their ball to read the lane and not overhook. The cut scores stayed around +75 for most of the day, which meant that you had to bowl about 10-15 pins over your average per game to qualify.

AMF Chandler Lanes - 4/3/2022

Our event this weekend was at AMF Chandler Lanes and we would have another great turnout to kick off the 2022 Spring Quarterly Circuit!  We would have 141 total entries (96 qualifying and 45 parlays), 36 prize winners, 1 in 3.91 cash ratio which would pay out over $9,500.00 in main and side event prize funds!  The players bowled on the very difficult Kegel 40ft Red Square oil pattern. This is Kegel’s version of the original U.S. Open pattern or the more commonly known PBA Bear oil pattern.  It is a very flat oil pattern that leaves practically no room for error and puts a premium on shot making and spare shooting. Since it’s not an extremely long or short oil pattern, players could play in many different places on the lane.  The key for the day was leaving makeable spares and picking them up.  The cut scores would hover around even so you would only need to bowl within few pins of your average to make the cut.

Mesa East Bowl - 3/20/2022

We would be out at Mesa East Bowl this weekend for a special early bird 2-squad event.  This would be the last one of the 2022 Winter Quarterly Circuit and we would have several bowlers vying for the top spot.  Even with the earlier squad times we would see another amazing, recording breaking turnout with 164 total entries (115 qualifying and 49 economy parlays), 40 cashers and a 1 in 4.1 cash ratio, paying out over $9,400.00 in main and side event prize funds.  The bowlers bowled on the 36ft PBA Viper oil pattern that was a bit tricky going from pair to pair but would allow for some higher scoring if you could take advantage of it.  The cut scores stayed around +60 for most of the day, which meant that you had to bowl about 10-15 pins over your average per game to qualify.

AMF Mesa - 3/6/2022

Our event this weekend was at AMF Mesa and wow…what a turnout.  We drew 140 total entries (98 qualifying and 42 economy parlays), had 36 cashers, a 1 in 3.88 cash ratio and paid out over $7,900.00 in main and side event prize funds. The players bowled on a 35ft Boardwalk oil pattern that played a bit harder than usual at this center.  Usually, this pattern can tend to be somewhat high scoring because it allows some miss room to the right if the bowler is able to get far enough to the right. Well, that did exist on some of the pairs, but other pairs didn’t have the same look.  In the first squad we would only see one bowler shooting a 200 game, which would tell you how the day would go.  The scores on the fresh pattern were low and would remain the same in the following squad.  The key today was to try to bowl your average as we would see negative cut scores in all three Divisions to advance to the quarterfinals.

Bowlero Via Linda - 2/20/22

Our event this weekend was at Bowlero Via Linda, and we had another huge turnout for our 2-squad event!  We would see a near record on our 1st squad with 73 bowlers!  We had 129 total entries (92 qualifying and 37 parlays), 34 cashers, 1 in 3.79 cash ratio and paid out over $8,600.00 in main and side event prize funds!  The players bowled on a 38ft PBA Mike Aulby oil pattern that was very misleading.  Many of the bowlers would think that since there was more oil volume that it would play like a house shot, but with all the oil in the front of the lanes it made it very hard to swing the ball. Because the pattern wasn't very long or very short, it allowed players to attack it from all angles.  The cut scores were pretty low with bowlers only needing to bowl a little over their average to advance to the quarterfinal round.  The main key was to leave makeable spares and then pick them up.

Bowlero Mesa - 2/6/22

Our event this weekend was at Bowlero Mesa and we would see another huge turnout.  When I mean huge, it was like bowling on Monday of one of our Major tournaments.  We had 164 total entries (119 qualifying and 45 economy parlays) with 41 cashers, a 1 in 3.97 cash ratio and we would pay out over $10,000.00 in main and side event prize funds.  Our first squad of the day had a 67 bowlers, which was amazing to see!  The players bowled on the 42ft WTBA Tokyo oil pattern that played pretty tricky for most of the day.  There were some higher scores but for most of the day 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 10-15 pins over your average per game to qualify.