WOW! What a weekend of records, firsts, and many memories! We had our first honor score on the tour, first youth bowler champion, first event with over 100 entries, record high pay out, two brothers winning titles, and a 9th and 10th frame roll off! This might be a long summary, but it still won’t sum up how amazing this weekend was. It’s always a lot fun, but this weekend felt like it was the start of something special for the Strike Force Tour.
We had another fun and successful event this weekend at AMF Shea Village Lanes. We had a total of 68 entries. We had more new members welcomed to the Strike Force Tour Family and welcomed back some longtime members we haven’t seen before. I would like to give a shout out to Robert Nix a new member that made the quarter finals and also Jim Arnone for stopping by and saying hi! Jim, I hope I spelt your name right! We had a total of 68 entries and 20 cashers which is a 1 in 3.4 cash ratio!
Our last event was on father’s day, and even though the event was on a holiday weekend, we still drew 59 entries! It was a lot of fun and we welcomed a lot of new bowlers to the Strike Force Tour family. The event ended up having 18 cashers which is a 1 in 3.2 cash ratio! We had three members make their first SFT AHT quarter finals appearance. Big congrats to Chris Ingram, Johnny Wing Jr, and Charlie Krauch. We also had a lot of dad’s in attendance and would like to wish all of them a happy father’s day!
The big story was Charlie Krauch making his first quarter finals appearance a BIG ONE with a huge $1,000 win! Charlie was clutch in his semi-final match. He needed the first strike in the 10th frame to defeat Ron Gonzales in the A division semifinals. Congrats to Charlie on a clutch tournament victory! Charlie is good friends with a fellow SFT AHT Champion, Charlie Light. Now the race is on to see who will get the second title first!
We had another fun and successful tournament at Brunswick Via Linda Lanes. The event featured far less squads then a normal weekend but we still had 74 total entries for the weekend! There were 20 total cashers which was a 1 in 3.8 cash ratio! I would like to thank all of the members that continue to spread the word and keep coming out and bowling with the SFT family. Our growth and rapid success is all because of you!
We had another exciting and fun event at Let It Roll Bowl this weekend! We had 120 entries and 31 finalists and prize winners which is a 1 in 3.8 cut/cash ratio! We continue to pay out large first place amounts while also still taking a lot of bowlers to the finals! We got to see some of our longest running members come out and bowl with us again! I would like to say thanks to Tom Large, Roger Sensing, Wayne Swayda, Sheila Reddic, Brian Waugh, Choc Higa, Larry Smith, Bo Copeland, Mike Scimone, Naida Davis, Gary McCurdy, Lynn Arthur, Bruce Downs and many more. I want to extend a special thanks to you members for being such avid supporters of the Strike Force Tour Family for so many years!
This event was PACKED FULL of headlines, excitement, and a lot of FUN! The main headline was a text book rags to riches! Our tournament winner, Jesse Decker, paid for his bowling with a bag of change (photo below). He would later turn that bag of change in to $1,000! Jesse, you are lucky we didn't pay you back in change! We had another Parlay success story, with Jai Janoe. Jai showed the power of the parlay by winning his free entry with progressive pot, and then leading his average division to make the cut. Jai and Jesse are both great examples of how anything from a bag of change to $25 can put you in contention for $1,000! Congrats guys!
We had another incredibly fun and successful tournament at AMF Christown Lanes! We had a total of 82 entries and 21 prize winners which is a 1 in 3.9 cashing ratio, all while still paying out $1,000 for first and $500.00 for second. We couldn’t do it without all of the support from the Strike Force Tour family, so thank you!
We had another great turn out this week with 87 entries at Glenfair Lanes! We had a total of 23 prize winners which is a 1 in 3.8 cash ratio! We are having such an incredible start and it is all thanks to the Strike Force Tour family. Our tournament cut ratios to the finals have all been less than 1 in 5 while still guaranteeing $1,000 for first place. We couldn’t provide such a great prize fund without the support of everyone! So thank you!
We had a very successful co-op tournament with TNBA, with the two tournaments basically filling the house! We are pleased to announce our further partnership with the TNBA and will have announcements coming soon about some future events that we will be partnering up for.
We had another amazing turn out at AMF Desert Hills Lanes. There was a total of 96 entries which consisted of 71 qualifying entries, & 25 economy parlay entries. There were 20 bowlers that advanced to the quarter finals, which is a 1 in 3.55 cashing ratio!! Every tournament we are taking a lot of people to the finals and still paying out $1,000 for first! We couldn't do it with out all of the support from the Strike Force Tour family, so THANK YOU! The Divisional Insurance and Seniors/Women's Division really have become HUGE fan favorites. These tournament features are allowing more bowlers to make the cut at every tournament. There were some exciting things that happened this weekend. As much fun as all of the events are, this event is going to be hard to top. We had women bowlers dominate the prizes, old Strike Force Tour family members re-united, dramatic 9th & 10th frame roll off, an all lefty finals and so much more.
Our last event had another great turnout with 83 entries! We had a total of 22 cashers which ends up at a 1 in 3.77 cash ratio! WOW! Large first place prizes are great, but it really helps when the cut ratio allows for more bowlers to make the finals. We had multiple bowlers that really benefited from our divisional insurance and the optional senior and woman division. Tom Large with +30 and Ron Badger with +69 both made the cut as the high seniors. Roger Sensing, Hokey Begay, Jason Reick, and Lynn Arthur all made the cut with divisional insurance. The participants bowled on the Kegel Broadway pattern.The scores were fairly high for this event, most cuts were taking +80 to +100.