Well we had a great turn out again at AMF Desert Hills with 70 entries, 22 cashers, 1 in 3 cash ratio, and almost $3,000.00 paid out in our main event. We had another 21 entries in our sweeper and when combined with high game pots, they paid out another $594.00. This event was bowled on a 42ft modified house shot that seemed to be very playable, but it wasn’t wide open. Both days had cuts of around 100 over with some scores that were REALLY HIGH. It was clear that there was some room to play with on the lanes for all styles, but you still had to execute to knock down all 10 pins. We even had someone who almost took advantage of the new Track incentive, of winning a Free Track ball by bowling an honor score. Ben Dewberry had the front 7 strikes with his 505A but a split later on cut him short of a free bowling ball!
We had another great event this weekend at AMF Squaw Peak Lanes. In the main event we had 68 entries, 19 cashers, a 1 in 3.5 cash ratio, and over $2,800.00 paid out. In our side events, we had another 31 sweeper entries, and when combined with our high game pots, the side events paid out another $755.00. We are slowly coming to a close to this season with only a handful of events left. I want to take this time to thank the members that have gotten us where we are now. Not only have you allowed us to remain consistent with the same format and initial guarantees, but you have helped us to expand even further! We started off with only 1st being guaranteed, and because of you, we now offer guaranteed 2nd place amounts, guaranteed side pots and our season point race was able to expand from 3 spots to 27! This season has been great, and I think we are all excited to see how it will end, and what the 2013 season has in store.
Well we had an incredibly fun event on Friday night. We had our first ever 40 frame game tournament. This was our 2nd event in the “Fun Force Format” series, and was probably the most fun so far. A lot of the bowlers had a blast going from frame to frame, seeing what was in store for them next. The bowlers bowled on a 39ft modified house pattern which would be the same pattern used for the weekend tournament as well. A lot of bowlers used this fun format as a way to get an idea of how to play the lanes on the weekend. The pattern really allowed bowlers of all styles to compete and didn't really have very many high scores.
Wow! What an incredible week and weekend of events. We had two events this weekend for the Thanksgiving Day Holiday. One was the 40 frame tournament and the other was our traditional format. There were so many story lines that it would be too much for one page to summarize both events, so if you want to read about the 40 frame event results you can click here. The events as a total drew 137 entries; we had 91 in our standard event and 46 entries in the 40 frame event. The two events combined paid out over $6,300.00! The standard event paid out $3,840.00 in the main event and 24 entries in the sweeper combined with high game pots paid out another $681.00. We want to thank the SFT AHT family for coming out and making this another incredible weekend! We had over 70 different members come out this weekend for all of our events! The family is definitely getting big!
This weekend was another fun one! We had some unforeseen circumstances arise and forced us to change the location of the event last minute. This didn’t hurt our turn out too much as we had 56 total entries, 18 cashers, a 1 in 3.1 cash ratio and paid out over $2,600.00 in our main tournament prize fund. Our side events created another 17 entries in the sweeper and when combined with our high game pots paid out another $436.00! As always, even with a quick location change, I want to thank everyone for spreading the word and still getting a decent turn out under the circumstances.
Well it was less than 9 months ago when we had our first event at AMF Tempe Village lanes. We had a little over 60 entries and it was a great start for a club under new ownership. We decide to end our 2012 season in the same place we started it and the SFT AHT family made it a very memorable one. The event this weekend drew 104 total main event entries, had 29 cashers, a 1 in 3.6 cash ratio and paid out nearly $4,000! Our side events drew another 45 entries in the sweeper and when combined with brackets, and high game pots paid out another $1,038.00! Needless to say, it was a very epic way to conclude our 2012 season and our last 2012 standard event. I know I say it a lot, but it can’t be said enough, I have to thank the SFT AHT community on how hard they have supported and spread the word to make this year what it was. I would like to thank you all one more time!
Wow what an amazing turn out! 99 teams! As always I want to thank the SFT AHT family for making our last event of the 2012 season such a successful one! You guys have allowed the club to grow and improve so much in 9 months, I really want to thank all of you.
The participants bowled on a house pattern for this fun force format and boy did it show! The scores were blazing high! Our low to cash was +199 for the team and our tournament champions were +336! There were high scores to come off of every squad. We had a squad leader incentive that paid $60.00 to the highest team on each squad. Congrats to David Kurland and Ben Dewberry for winning the first squad, Ben Dewberry and Seth Greinermiller for winning the second squad, and Bo Copeland and Tim Bryden for winning the final squad's incentive. We also had the high mixed team bounty which paid out $100. The winner of that sought after prize was Teri Hamilton and Seth Greinermiller.
This was our first every invitational and boy was it a good one. The bowlers bowled a 1 game bracket match play format all the way until a champion was determined. It is double elimination so each player can lose twice before they are out. If you want more info on how this tournament works and how each person was invited you can click here. The players bowled on a 44ft modified house pattern that was pretty difficult. The scores all day were fairly low. The players that could stay out of trouble by making their spares normally faired the best.