Our event this weekend was at Brunswick Via Linda lanes. The event had a great turnout with 98 entries (68 qualifying entries and 30 economy parlay), 27 cashers and 1 in 3.4 cash ratio and paid out over $4,500.00 in main and side event prize fund. The players bowled on a very easy 39ft Don Carter oil pattern that had some of the highest scores of the year. High scores normally create two things very exciting bowling because of the striking and also very frustrated competitors. Bowling extremely well, shooting high scores to only miss the cut is one of the most frustrating things a tournament bowler can experience and that definitely happened this week. The average cut scores for the weekend were +82, which may not sound that high, but there were certain players in the field that really matched up well and bowled some huge scores.
Our event this weekend was at Brunswick Via Linda lanes and we had another great turn out with 108 total entries (81 qualifying and 27 economy parlay), 29 total cashers, a 1 in 3.6 cash ratio and paid out over $5,000.00 in main and side event prize fund. We were also excited to pay out $1,000.00 for first place since there were enough qualifyig entries! The players bowled on a pattern, that I don't think we have bowled on yet, the 48ft Brunswick Max. This pattern is a bit different in the fact that it is very long but doesn't use a lot of volume for the length. This creates an odd transition as the lanes "dry out" but they dry out in the middle and front part of the lane. This causes the ball too hook early, so you have to move left. However, with most patterns you can continue to loop the ball more and more as they get drier because there are enough boards with no oil on them for the ball to continue hooking.
We have had a run of great turn outs even though it’s the summer season and this weekend kept that streak alive! We had a huge 114 entries (80 qualifying & 34 economy parlay) turn out, with 30 cashers, a 1 in 3.8 cash ratio and a payout of over $5,000.00 in main and side event prize fund. The players bowled on a very difficult 40ft 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 make your spares. There were quite a few people who thought that the scores would maybe go up 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 2 to squad 1.
This weekend’s event was at Brunswick Via Linda lanes where we had 83 total entries (59 qualifying and 24 economy parlay), 23 cashers a 1 in 3.3 cash ratio and paid out over $4,000.00 in main and side event prize fund. The bowlers bowled on the 39ft PBA Viper oil pattern that was very difficult on the fresh, but seemed to breakdown and allow for some higher scoring. Over the years, it has also appeared that the lefties do fairly well in this particular bowling center.
As always we like to welcome the bowlers who bowled their first event with us this weekend. For the first time in a long time, we only had one new bowler! Rick Measels, welcome to the SFT AHT family! Hope to see you again buddy!
Our event this Sunday was at Brunswick Via Linda lanes on the 40ft Earl Anthony oil pattern. The pattern had higher scoring then most of other events this year with the average cut score for the event being around +70 which means players had to bowl around 10-15 pins over average per game. The players a variety of shots, but it appeared those that could play around the 2nd/3rd arrow with a little belly had the best ball reaction. The turn out was another good one with 73 entries (44 qualifying and 29 economy parlay), 22 cashers, a 1 in 3.1 cash ratio and paid out nearly $3,000.00 in main and side event prizes.