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.
This weekend’s event was at Brunswick Mesa lanes. We had a great turnout today with a total of 123 entries (67 qualifying and 56 economy parlays) and a record breaking 64 bowlers on the first squad!! We had 34 cashers and a 1 in 3.61 cash ratio that paid out over $5,000.00 in main and side event prize funds. The players bowled on the 42ft Tokyo oil pattern. It was a medium to long oil pattern and almost played like a house shot on the fresh, but the lanes transitioned very quickly. Bowlers that could move inside and use their rev rate could continue to play along the track which resulted in higher cut scores.
We had a huge turnout today with 142 entries (88 qualifying entries and 54 economy parlay entries), a 1 in 4 cash ratio and paid out over $6,000.00 in main and side event prize fund. The players bowled on a very tough 37ft Melbourne oil pattern that took an average cut score of +24 to advance to the quarter finals, which meant if you barely bowled your average each game you would still have made the cut! The players mainly played the outside part of the lane on the fresh, but as the day went on there were more players that were able to move to the inside part of the lane. Even in the later squads, the majority of players still played right of the 2nd arrow, but the scores didn’t really go up at all the last squad.
Wow! What an event! What a conclusion to our 2018 season! Not only was it a huge turnout, but it had a lot of excitement as well! The event had 114 total entries (77 qualifying & 37 economy parlay), 31 cashers, a 1 in 3.6 cash ratio and paid out over $6,000.00 in main and side event prize fund. The players bowled on a 37ft Melbourne oil pattern that, as a short pattern, you would think would be high scoring, but it wasn’t that at all. The qualifying cut scores were all pretty low with it taking an average of +13 to advance to the quarter finals which isn’t even bowling average! It seemed that as the lanes started to carry down more, and the balls hooked less, it became spotty and difficult from pair to pair which really kept scoring low.
Our 2018 Labor Day weekend major has come to an end and it was a big one as expected! The event drew 226 total entries (161 qualifying entries & 65 economy parlay), had 61 cashers, a 1 in 3.7 cash ratio and paid out over $12,000.00 in main and side event prize fund. As always, the majors always seem to offer everything! Big turnouts, big payouts, difficult lane conditions, exciting finishes, 9th and 10th frame roll offs and clutch finishes. We will get to all of them and more in this summary, but let's start off with the pattern. It was a 43ft custom oil pattern that played very difficult. It allowed some players to play further right, but for the most part, the players that did the best were closer to the middle of the lane giving a small belly. Most people were commonly playing 15-19 at the arrows throwing it out to 15-12 down lane. The cut scores throughout the weekend were pretty low averaging around +50 for all of the divisions for all of the days.