Our event this weekend was at AMF Union Hills and we had a nice turnout! We had 67 entries (20 parlay & 47 qualifying), 22 cashers, a 1 in 3.1 cash ratio and paid out over $2,000.00 in main and side event prize funds! The players bowled on a 43ft Mexico City oil pattern that for the most part was low scoring on the fresh, but scores went up as the day went on. The bowlers that had success were able to play in the middle of the lane and keep their ball inside the ten board at the breakpoint. If you got it too far outside, then the ball wouldn’t come back and leave you with a washout or split. The average cut scores were all around the +40 to +50 range, which meant most players had to bowl above their average.
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.
Our event this weekend was at AMF Union Hills and we had a good turnout for being our first Saturday event of the 2019 Season. We had 95 total entries (67 qualifying & 28 economy parlay) for 3 squads, 28 prize winners and a 1 in 3.4 cash ratio, paying out over $5,700 in main and side event prize funds. The players bowled on the 40ft Dean Man’s Curve oil pattern that was a very difficult pattern to play. Players had trouble playing on the outside of the lane and there wasn’t a lot of margin of error when playing inside. Also, pair to pair were big differences, but once the oil pattern started to break down in the later squads, then scores started to pick up.
Our event this weekend was at AMF Union Hills lanes. We had a total of 71 entries (48 qualifying - 23 economy parlay), 20 cashers, a 1 in 3.5 cash ratio and paid out over $3,000 in main and side event prize fund! The players bowled on a 38ft Alcatraz oil pattern that was very tough on the fresh, but quickly, and I mean quickly, opened up and yielded pretty high scores, but it was mainly for the styles that could get left, create steeper angles in the front part of the lane and use the friction in the middle of the lane to create some free hook. The scores were very low in the parlay, but by squad three they climbed up by more than 60 pins taking a cut score of +70 on average.
Our event this weekend was at AMF Union Hill lanes. The event drew 56 total entries (45 qualifying & 11 parlays), had 18 cashers, a 1 in 3.1 cash ratio and paid out over $3,200.00 in main and side event prize funds! The players bowled on the 48ft Eiffel Tower oil pattern that had matched up well with some bowlers to produce some very high scores on the fresh. Most players were playing straight at the headpin or just left of 3rd arrow and it seemed that the players that could control their ball speeds or had a higher rev rate did well throughout the day. It was a quirky pattern and was a change of pace for the regulars who haven’t bowled on a long pattern in a while.