Our event this weekend was at Glenfair lanes and we had nice little turnout with all the other events going on in the Valley. We had 68 total entries (44 qualifying and 24 economy parlay), 26 total cashers, a 1 in 3.1 cash ratio and paid out over $3,250.00 in main and side event prize funds. Players bowled on the PBA 47ft Scorpion pattern. Most of the players played in the middle of the lane or around the 2nd arrow at the furthest right. It took a couple of squads for the pattern to finally break down and forced players further left, but once it finally broke down the scores increased significantly.
Our event this weekend was at Bowlero Kyrene and we had a great turnout! We had 111 total entries (71 qualifying & 40 economy parlay), with 31 cashers, a 1 in 3.58 cash ratio and a payout of over $5,500.00 in main and side event prize funds. The players bowled on a very difficult 40ft PBA Bear oil pattern that had some of the lowest scores of the season. The pattern allowed players to play from any angle, but the key was trying to make high quality shots and then pick your spares. There were quite a few people who thought that the scores would go up for the last squad as the lanes would have some more play on them by then. However, this didn’t happen at all, as the cut score stayed pretty much the same in all three divisions from squad 1 to squad 3.
Our event this weekend was at Bowlero Desert Sky Lanes and we had nice little turnout with 66 total entries (43 qualifying and 23 economy parlay), 21 total cashers, and a 1 in 3.15 cash ratio and paid out over $3,200.00 in main and side event prize funds. Players bowled on the 42ft Autobahn oil pattern. Most of the players played in the middle of the lane trying to push their ball out past the 2nd arrow. This house typically has a lot of friction and it didn't take very long for the pattern to break down which forced players to move further left resulting in some very high scores. The average cut for today was about +100, which meant that bowlers had to bowl at least 20 or more pins higher than their regular average.
The event today was at AMF McRay, we had 71 total entries with 41 qualifying and 30 economy parlay entries. The players bowled on the 38ft Winding Road oil pattern that yeilded medium to higher scores. The cut scores varied but averaged around +50 for the event, which meant it took bowlers bowling 10 pins over their average a game to make the cut.
We want to welcome Harold Smith and Geoff Garrow to the SFT AHT family! Thanks to you guys for coming out and trying out the event, we hope you had a good time in your first event!
The quarter finals were very low scoring, with one of the divisions taking minus to be the division champion! We had Bob Gazis coming out of the A division with +33, Kevin Dollar -3 in the C division and Dan Marks at +14. Which means the average leader actually bowled under their average to win their division.
Our event this weekend was at Brunswick Mesa! We had a total of 78 entries (51 Qualifying and 27 economy parlays) which was a good turnout considering a lot of other events going on. The event had a total of 24 cashers, a 1 in 3.25 cash ratio and paid out over $4,100 in main and side event prize funds. The players bowled on a very difficult 36ft Stockholm oil pattern that had some low scores, but also saw some higher scoring if you knew how to play the lanes correctly. Even though there was a good amount of hook due to the shorter pattern, it was still very easy to push your ball through the break point or miss the friction that was there. The average cut score ended up taking scores that required bowling 10-15 pins over your average per game, depending on the Division, as we saw some low scores advance from the B Division.
Our event this weekend was a big one! Such a big one that we almost broke just about every single event record we had. We had an entry just short of our record with 255 entries (175 qualifying & 80 economy parlay), 68 cashers, a 1 in 3.75 cash ratio and paid out just over $9,700 in our tournament main event prize fund and a new high of $7,800 in side event payouts for a grand total of just over $17,500 in total payout. The players bowled on a customize 43ft Freedom oil pattern that was created just for this major event. It had higher scores the entire weekend, with players having to average 20 pins over their average to make the cut. It was a longer oil pattern, but the lane surface itself had enough friction that it allowed them to not play too long. The players that seemed to match up the best seemed to hook it a little bit in the middle of the lane, but there were still some straighter players who were able to figure it out and make a run.
This weekend’s event was at AMF Chandler Lanes and had a nice turnout with all the other events going on around the Valley. We had a total of 74 entries (45 qualifying and 29 economy parlays), had 26 cashers, a 1 in 3.4 cash ratio and paid out over $3,600.00 in main and side event prize funds. The players bowled on a 35ft boardwalk oil pattern. This pattern can tend to be high scoring, because it allows players to get some free hook and some miss room to the right if the player is able to get far their ball far enough towards the right. The average cut scores for the weekend were high, around +90. We even saw Josh Molloy almost shoot an 800-scratch series, but he came up just a bit short shooting 840 with handicap.
Our event this weekend was at AMF McRay. Since it was Cinco de Mayo, we were happy to have a decent turnout and we appreciate everyone who decided to come out and bowl with us. We had 100 total entries with 63 qualifying entries and 37 economy parlay entries! The event had a total of 29 cashers, a 1 in 3.45 cash ratio and paid out over $4,700 in main and side event prize funds. The event was bowled on the 41ft Turnpike oil pattern which had low scoring for all three squads. The average cut score for the event was around +30 which meant bowlers only had to bowl 5-10 pins over average per game. The pattern's medium length allowed bowlers to play it from all angles and have a good amount of success.
Our event this weekend was held at AMF Chandler Lanes. We had a total of 97 entries (58 qualifying & 39 economy parlay), creating 26 cashers, a 1 in 3.7 cash ratio and a pay out of over $4,100 in main and side event prize funds. The players bowled on a very difficult 52ft Badger oil pattern that maintained a moderate scoring pace. The long oil pattern produced some high scores the first set. The scoring pace slowed down the second set, and we saw it go back up for third qualifying squad.
Our event this weekend was quite a bit smaller than expected due to the holiday weekend and other events going on. We were still happy to see a total of 56 entries (33 qualifying & 23 economy parlay), creating 18 cashers, a 1 in 3.1 cash ratio and a pay out of over $1,500.00 in main and side event prize funds. The players bowled on a very difficult 39ft Beijing oil pattern that yielded some pretty low scores, with lower scores in the A Division than any other Division. Being a medium length oil pattern, it did allow players to play a variety of angles, but that did cause players to try more overall options which sometimes caused them to split or lose focus on overall shot making.