2015 Tournament Results

Brunswick Mesa Results - 1/4/15

Well, every time we start a new season, it is always exciting. It is exciting to see if the clubs changes and additions from the previous season’s meeting make a difference. The main goal of our meeting in 2014 was to try to grow our A division in 2015. We wanted to get some new bowlers that weren’t eligible before and also restructure the division so that the A division and B division were closer in total entries.

AMF Deer Valley Results - 1/11/15

This weekend’s event at AMF Deer Valley was our very first Minor ever. We were excited to add this new format to our schedule in 2015 to create a lot more tournaments for the club members to bowl. The minors are one day events with only 3 squads that still have great payouts and all of the same features and formats that you have come to love! For our first ever one day event, it was a huge success! We had 73 total entries with 47 qualifying entries and 26 economy parlay entries. While we guaranteed 1st - $600, 2nd - $300 and 3rd - $200 regardless of entries, we still encouraged a strong turnout for the potential of an increased payout from the advertised guarantees.  Sure enough, the turnout was fantastic and we were able to increase the payouts for 2nd and 3rd $100 each! After one minor event we are excited about having more of these events coming up, including next Sunday, January 18th at Glenfair Lanes!

Glenfair Lanes Results - 1/18/15

We had another great weekend with a minor event at Glenfair lanes. The event drew 71 total entries with 42 qualifying entries and 29 economy parlay entries. We also had 20 cashers, a 1 in 3.5 cash ratio and a total payout of of over $5,000 in main and side event payouts.  We had another great turn out and positive response for our minor event format. We had more good signs regarding some of the changes that the members made to start this season. The divisions, once again, had a very balanced number of entries.  Also, some of the top amateurs came out again to compete in the A division. While, the newly eligible haven’t had any success yet, they very well could have in this event. One of the bowlers had a pain staking low game 3, and the other was not in the divisional insurance or they would have advanced.

AMF McRay Results - 1/25/2015

Well, there were a lot of other tournaments going on today, plus the pro bowl. We really weren't expecting another great turn to our 3rd straight minor event. As always, the SFT AHT family surprised me! The event drew 73 total entries which consisted of 45 qualifying entries and 28 economy parlay entries. It had 18 cashers, a 1 in 3.8 cash ratio and paid out over $3,300.00 in main and side event prizes. It is clear that the members are really enjoying bowling every weekend. There were some concerns that it may be tough for some people to afford to bowl every weekend and if people would get burnt out on it. This was our 4th event in 4 weeks and our 3rd straight minor. Each event has new bowlers that didn’t bowl in the last event and there are some members that just can’t get enough to bowl. So far the changes and additions for the 2015 season look very promising and we are excited to see if they continue to have successful results.

Desert Sky Results - 2/15/15

We had another great turn out at Brunswick Desert Sky lanes. The event drew 73 total entries, which consisted of 49 qualifying entries and 24 economy parlay entries. We had a total of 18 cashers which was a 1 in 4 cash ratio and the event paid out nearly $4,000.00 with only 3 squads of bowling. The best part that the increased number of qualifying entries combined with the fact that there were no exempt players added to the quarter finals allowed for a dramatically increased payout from the advertised amounts. The low to cash amounts were increased by $15 and the top 3 spots were increased by $100 each, which left the overall prize fund increased by over $400.

Deer Valley Results - 2/22/15

Our standard event this weekend was at AMF Deer Valley Lanes. The event drew 96 entries (55 qualifying and 31 economy parlay), 27 cashers, a 1 in 3.5 cash ratio and paid out over $4,000.00 in main and side event prize funds. The players bowled on the custom SFT pattern 40ft Death Valley pattern that proved to not be so deathly after all. The pattern was playable from all angles and yielded pretty high scores. Most of our cut scores this weekend were +100 or higher. Also, there were some players that really matched up well and went crazy! We had a few players go over +150 and even some that went over +200 so great bowling to all of you!

Brunswick Kyrene Results - 3/1/2015

Well we weren't sure how these new Minor formats were going to work out, but it is clear now that they are going great so far! We had our biggest turn out so far for a one day event with 93 total entries! The event had 62 qualifying entries and 31 economy parlay entries, 22 cashers, a 1 in 4.2 cash ratio and paid out over $4,000.00 in main and side event prizes. The incredible turn out allowed us to pay FAR MORE then our advertised guaranteed payouts. We were able to payout $1,000 for first instead of $600, $600 for 2nd instead of $300 and $300 for third instead of $200. We also increased the semi-finalist payouts from $160 to $175 and all of the quarter finalists went up $25. We can't thank all of the members enough for their incredible support over the years. We were suprised the very first time we got over 90 entries for 6 squads, and today we were able to accompish that with only 3 squads.

Brunswick Mesa Results - 3/8/15

I have to tell you, time is a funny thing. It was nearly two years ago that with every tournament, we were talking about breaking our last entry record. Even then, I thought to myself that the “record” talk has to inevitably come to an end. However, at the time I didn’t foresee our growth turning into format changes and the addition of our new Minor formats which are one day events. Because of that, we are ironically talking about “breaking records” again on a frequent basis. I suppose that is kind of a spoiler alert to the fact that our event this Sunday broke our one day event entry record again and was also our very first one day event to have over 100 entries! The event drew 108 entries, had 27 cashers , a 1 in 3.8 cash ratio and paid out over $4,500.00 in main and side event prizes!

AMF Chandler Results - 3/15/15

Our standard event at AMF Chandler drew 96 total entries (59 qualifying entries and 37 economy parlay), had 27 cashers, a 1 in 3.5 cash ratio and paid out over $4,500.00 in main and side event prizes. The players bowled on a custom SFT pattern Warner Blvd. that was 43ft in length and yielded high scoring all weekend. We saw many runs at 300 games, an 800 series, and our highest 3 game total with handicap EVER! That story is an entertaining, yet brutal one that I will save for later!