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.
We had another fun event this weekend at AMF Chandler Lanes! The event drew 110 entries, 30 cashers, a 1 in 3.6 cash ratio and paid out over $4,000.00 in main and side event prizes! The bowlers bowled on a 38ft custom pattern that we designed for this event. It gave the players something a little different to bowl on then what they have had in the past. It was higher scoring, a little easier with more free hook than usual, but transistioned quite a bit. The scores the first two squads were very up and down. However, both days the scores really went through the roof on the final squad. It seems like, on this squad, the oil settled down a little bit and offered the most consistent scoring conditons. We had some of the highest cut scores this weekend that we have ever had with the average cut being over +110!