We had another fun weekend of bowling at AMF Chandler lanes this Sunday! The event drew 80 entries (51 qualifying, 29 economy parlay), had 23 cashers, a 1 in 3.5 cash ratio and paid out over $3,000.00 in main and side event prizefund. The players bowled on a custom 36ft SFT Sahara oil pattern that was one of the highest scoring patterns we have ever used. The members are used to the lanes being fairly difficult most of the time, so we surprised them with a higher scoring condition this Sunday. There is also a skill required to stay focused when it is easy to strike, and this weekend's conditions really tested that skill for the bowlers. We had two perfect games bowled, and a 298! The perfect scores were from Shane Valleau and Brad Van Sickle. Shane's 300 was with a Track ball, which thanks to our sponsor, Track bowling products, he gets a free Track ball for doing so. He was using the Lx05, which is one of his favorite balls on shorter patterns. Congrats Shane!
This event was an awesome one! We had all kinds of exciting finishes and firsts. The event had 82 entries (49 qualifying entries and 33 economy parlay entries), 21 cashers, a 1 in 3.9 cash ratio and paid out over $3,000.00 in main and side event prizefunds. The players bowled on the 40ft Brunswick Edge pattern that had some very interesting results. The scores for the entire tournament were much higher in the A division then any other division. Typically this is the opposite as the scores are usually higher in either the B or C divisions. However, scoring well on the pattern had a lot to do with playing the correct part of the lane which most of the A division bowlers seemed to be doing. However, the cut was also inflated by a very impressive performance that Jason Satterlee put on. He had a very nice 846 during qualifying that cemented that he was bouncing back from his slump and looking to win back to back events.
Our event this Sunday was at AMF Deer Valley lanes on the 39ft Winding Road oil pattern. The pattern may have been winding but it seemed to wind right into the pocket! We saw some of the highest scores we have ever seen! The players were able to play it almost like a house shot. They had free hook to the outside and a little bit of hold in the middle of the lane. It appeared that the most dangerous players were those that had slow ball speeds in the C division. Those players that were comfortable hooking it a little more had great ball reaction and some pins to make them tough to beat. However, once match play comes, you never know if those lower averaged bowlers will be able to keep their composure. The event had 58 total entries (40 qualifying & 18 economy parlay), 15 cashers and a 1 in 3.8 cash ratio.
Our event was at AMF Christown this Sunday, and we had a great time as usual. It was a standard event which means that it was guranteed $1,000.00 for first place regardless of entries as long as you are in the progressive pot. These events always have a certain level of hype behind them, and people are excited to bowl for that kind of money. The event drew 70 entries (48 qualifying entries and 22 economy parlay entries), had 18 cashers, a 1 in 3.7 cash ratio and paid out over $3,000.00 in main and side event prizes! The players bowled on a 41ft Turnpike oil pattern that proved to play a little difficult for most people. The average cut score didn't even require players to bowl over their average.
We had an awesome event today at AMF McRay Plaza lanes. The event drew 78 total entries (49 qualifying entries & 29 economy parlay entries), had 20 cashers, a 1 in 3.7 cash ratio and paid out over $3,000.00 in main and side event prizefund. The players bowled on the 43ft Dead Man's Curve oil pattern which proved to pay easier at times and harder at times. We had a very nice 300 game from Ron Schloss during our 10am squad that made it appear that the lanes weren't too tough but then our cut scores didn't really get too high, which most players being around +100 or lower. It was very clear however, that players that threw the ball alittle slower or liked to play in the middle of the lane a little bit had more success on this pattern.
Althogh, a lot of bowlers were in Las Vegas for the TAT, we still wanted to have an event for our bowlers that weren't able to make it up to the TAT. The event had a light turn out, but that didn't stop us from having a good time! The players bowled on the 39ft Middle of the Road oil pattern which had pretty low scores. It seems that no matter what pattern we put down at Let It Roll, the scores are fairly low. It is a tough center in general, which normally brings out the best in players.
We had Jakob Butturff win Momma's mystery score for $500, which was very exciting! We also had quite a few new players come out to bowl! We want to welcome Patrick Simonis, Scott Cronquer, Grant Dickerson, and Craig Heyer to the SFT AHT family. We look forward to seeing you all again at your next SFT AHT event! We hope you all had a good time and we thank you for coming out to give the events a try.
This event was our very first one day standard event. It was very exciting to see how it would go, and it was a big success with the event drawing 91 entries (68 qualifying entries & 23 economy parlay entries), 20 cashers, a 1 in 4.5 cash ratio and paid out over $4,000.00 in main and side event prizefunds in only 3 squads of bowling! Those are some pretty impressive stats for a tournament in the middle of the summer! I hate to continue to brag about our members, but this was yet another change they initiated at our mid-season meeting that seems to be a hit so far! Thanks again to everyone that shows up to the meeting and helps this club continue to improve!
Our event at AMF McRay lanes drew 60 entries, had 16 cashers, a 1 in 3.75 cash ratio and paid out over $3,000.00 in main and side event prizes. The players bowled on the 40ft Kegel Highway To Hell pattern that proved to be very difficult. It created some of the lowest scoring that we have seen in quite a long time. There were many players that didn’t think they made the cut, and made the cut easily because the scores were so low. Most of the cut scores throughout the tournament had players bowling below average and making the cut still. The average cut score was around +60 for all of the divisions and the quarter finals. One thing was for sure, the players that had an advantage were those that were good spare shooters. They were able to minimize the difficulty of striking.
The majors are always exciting! Our biggest payouts, turnouts and most anticipated events of the entire season. We currently have two majors each year, one on Memorial Day and one on Labor Day. This event was an awesome one! We had 168 entries (126 qualifying entries & 42 economy parlay entries), 44 cashers, a 1 in 3.8 cash ratio and paid out over $10,000.00 in main and side event prizefund. The pattern we used was the 42ft Stars and Stripes oil pattern that we designed specifically for this event. The pattern proved to be one of the higher scoring patterns we have ever used for any of our major events. The cut scores all weekend were typically around +110 to +130. Since the handicap system is based on 90% of 225, this means most people making the cut were bowling about 20 pins over average per game. It definitely appeared that the players that were comfortable hooking it a little bit more matched up a little bit better this weekend.