Our events at Cliff Castle Casino were a bunch of fun as expected! The main event drew 44 entries, had 12 cashers had a 1 in 3.6 cash ratio and paid out over $2,000.00 in main and side event prize fund. Our criss cross doubles event drew 13 teams which was smaller than usual, but was expected due to conflicting with the Manny/Mayweather fight. We want to thank all of our great members that made the drive to support the event and we look forward to our next out of town event.
This weekend we were at Glenfair lanes for one of our 1 day events, that have become very successful. This event seemed to be event fot he 1st timers! We had a lot of success from bowlers bowling in their very first tournament this Sunday! The event this weekend drew 77 entries (55 qualifying & 22 economy parlay), had 20 cashers, a 1 in 4 cash ratio and paid out nearly $4,000.00 in maind and side event prizefunds. The event, like many of the one day events had a large enough turn out to increase the prizefund from the advertised guarantees. First was increased from $600 to $700, 2nd from $300 to $500, 3rd from $200 to $400, divisional runner ups got $170 instead of $160 and low to cash in the quarters was increased from $80 to $95. We really weren't sure how the turn outs were going to be for our one day events, especially with having events every single weekend.
We had an awesome weekend in Laughlin for our annual Laughlin trip to get out down and bowl some tournaments with some new friends! Both events had more entries and local support this year then last year. We are excited to have already scheduled are return to Laughlin in 2016! We will be coming back on the same weekend in March in 2016 and will be using the same type of formats that we used this year! The criss cross doubles drew 26 teams, had 7 cashing teams and paid out nearly $1,000.00 in main and side event prizes. The Riverside Championship event on Sunday, used a Minor event format, had 41 entries (31 qualifying and 10 economy parlay), 12 cashers, a 1 in 3.4 cash ratio and paid out over $2,000.00 in main and side event prizes.
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.