Our event this weekend was at Mesa East Bowl and we had a special early bird 2-squad event. We had a really good turnout for our earlier squad times with 89 total entries (59 qualifying and 30 economy parlays). We had 28 cashers, a 1 in 3.41 cash ratio and paid out over $5,200.00 in main and side event prize funds. The players bowled on the 38ft Alcatraz oil pattern that saw some higher scores on the fresh oil, but as the day went on the pattern would get tighter and tighter. It was a medium pattern where bowlers were able to play a variety of angles on the pattern and those that could strike a couple of strikes here and there would do pretty good. Our cut scores were all around the even mark with some even making with a slight negative score, which meant that if you just had to bowl close to your average to qualify.
Our event this weekend was at Mesa East Bowl for a 2-squad standard event. We had a pretty good turnout considering other tournaments going on in the Valley! We had 78 total entries (48 qualifying and 28 economy parlays) with a cash ratio of 1 in 3.61 and paying out over $3,900 in main and side event prize funds. The bowlers played on a very difficult 37ft Kegel Radium oil pattern, that is a bit short and flat, which saw some pretty low-cut scores. The average cut to make it to the quarterfinals was about even, which meant that you just had to get close to your average to move on. While the bowling center has the characteristic of creating some hook and some high scores, the pins however, really fly and it's very easy to have too much entry angle and leave a lot of single pin spares. So, picking up the spares would be key this weekend!
Our event this weekend was at Mesa East Bowl which always has a great turn out! This was our first event of the 2021 Spring Circuit and we would have a lot of their league bowlers come out to bowl and take a stab at the prize fund. We had a 2 squad record of 113 total entries (76 qualifying and 37 parlays) with 30 cashers, a 1 in 3.77 cash ratio and a payout of over $5,700.00 in main and side event prize funds. The players bowled on a 39ft PBA Chameleon oil pattern that started off playable and opened up more and more as the day went on. While the bowling center has the characteristic of creating some hook and some high scores, the pins however, really fly and it's very easy to have too much entry angle. The cut scores for the event were all in the +30's which means players had to bowl a few pins over average per game to advance.
This weekend was our very final event of the 2020 season. We had our Match Play Invitational at Mesa East Bowl. The top 24 bowlers in total season points, except the Player of the Year, 2nd and 3rd place bowlers were invited to bowl this event. These bowlers were all trying to win an event exemption for the upcoming 2021 season. The winner of this event would win 2 exemptions and 2nd place would get 1 exemption for the upcoming season.
This weekend’s event was at Mesa East Bowl and we had a huge turnout for our 2-squad event. We had 59 bowlers just on the first squad alone. In total we had 105 total entries (66 qualifying and 39 economy parlay), 32 cashers a 1 in 3.3 cash ratio and paid out over $7,000.00 in main and side event prize fund. The bowlers bowled on the 36ft PBA Viper oil pattern that was very difficult on the fresh, but seemed to breakdown a bit and allow for some higher scoring as the day went on. The cut for today stayed around +20 with bowlers just needing to hit their average to make the cut to the quarterfinals.