Tonight after 7 weeks of match play and 2 weekends of qualifying the 2013 Budweiser Big 10 will crown a winner. The crowd was amazing for the title match, there were many past champions in the crowd and supporters for both bowlers. It looked to be one of the largest crowds they have had in recent years.
Its a battle of the Steve Bs, Steve Breitbach the Champion of the Winners Bracket and Steve Beck the Champion of the Losers Bracket. Steve Breitbach needs one win to be crowned the champion while Beck needs to defeat Steve Breitbach twice to the title.
Before we get to that – we first need to congratulate Creslanes Pro Shop for winning the Baker Tournament. Team members include:Andy Ehrlich Tony Habel Stephen Habel Bob Beyer Steve Kamentz
Great Job Guys – this is a fun tournament where 5 guys bowl one game, each member of the team completing 2 frames each game – across lanes 1-12. Top 4 made it to the finals and a 2 game match play where 1 bowled 4 and 2 bowled 3 winners met for the championship! There were a lot of great games and fun was had by all!
Now on to the marquee match
Steve Breitbach vs Steve Beck
At 7 pm on lanes 7-8, Breitbach a lefty starts us with a strike, Beck starts with a strike on 8 and then gets another on 7 – almost leaving the 7-10 split but carries both out for a double to start. Breitbach goes 2-4-7 for a spare, strike, Beck goes light leaves the 2-8 and spares then strikes again, Breitbach leaves the 4-6-10 split and covers 2 for an open, 7 pin spare, Beck leaves the 10 pin and spares then leaves the bucket and covers it, Breitbach carries a light strike on 8, then a solid shot on 7 for a double, Beck strikes, then leaves a 4 pin and spares, Breitbach carries 2 more solid shots for strikes to make a 4 bagger, Beck covers the 7 pin, then trips the 10 in the first shot in the 10th on and then throws 2 solid strikes for 214. Breitbach can strike out for a 20 pin lead to start the match, but goes high leaving the 4-7-10 split and covers 2 for an open and a 203 game. Beck with an 11 pin lead starts game 2 with a 4 pin spare, Breitbach misses the 7 pin to start game 2, then carries a light strike, Beck carries a light strike in the 2nd, then goes high and leaves the 4-6-7 split for an open covering 2, Breitbach leave the 2-4-7 and spares, then misses wide left leaving the 1-2-9 and only taking the 1-2 on the spare attempt, Beck trips the 10 for a strike then rolls a solid strike, Breitbach goes high and leaves the 4-7 and spares, then with pins flying across the deck leaves a 7 pin and spares, Beck strikes again, then leaves a solid 9 pin and spares, Breitbach trips the 6-10 for a strike, then leaves a washout and covers 3, Beck strikes on his next two shots, Breitbach strikes in the 9th, then goes light leaving the 3 pin and spares, then strikes for 162 (his low game for the tournament). Beck finishes game 2 with a pair of strikes and a 10 pin for 236 and a 85 pin lead going into game 3. Last game Breitbach carries a light strike, Beck strikes then leaves the 10 pin and spares, Breitbach carries another light mixer then carries a solid shot in the 3rd, Beck leaves another 10 pin and spares, then strikes, Breitbach comes in light and leaves a 10 pin and spares, then strikes, Beck strikes 2 more times(3 in a row), Breitbach carries a light shot, then stuffs the pocket for a solid strike giving him a turkey, Beck trips the 10 out for a strike but goes high the next shot for 3-6-10 and spares, Breitbach strikes in the 8th, then trips the 6 for a strike in the 9th and a 5 bagger, Beck then strikes in the 9th and the first match is his, he finishes with a double and 9 for 245/695. Breitbach finishes his match with a 6 pin spare and then leaves the 7 pin for a nice 257 finish but comes up short with a 622 series. Now each bowler has a loss and the next match is for the Championship!
Steve Breitbach vs Steve Beck (match 2)
Match 2 moves a pair to the right – to 9-10 at 8 pm. Breitbach starts us out with a strike, Beck doubles, Breitbach leaves a light 7 pin and spares, then carries a mixer, Beck trips the 4 pin for a strike, then rolls a solid shot for strike, Breitbach strikes in the 4th, then leaves a solid 7 pin and misses it, Beck leaves a 9 pin tripping out the 4 to avoid a split and spares, then strikes in the 6th, Breitbach strikes, the leaves the 6-9 and spares, Beck leaves a 10 pin and spares, then a 9 pin and spares, Breitbach leaves a 7 pin and covers this one, then carries a mixer, Beck trips the 10 for a strike, then strikes again in the 10th, in the 11th he leaves a 10 pin and spares for 237, Breitbach strikes out in the 10th for 216. Beck starts game 2 with a 21 pin lead, and starts with a strike, Breitbach starts with 2 solid strikes, Beck carries 2 more, Breitbach strikes again in the 3rd, then leaves the 4-7 and covers only the 7 pin for an open, Beck trips the 4 for a strike, then another solid shot to make a 5 bagger, Breitbach leaves the 7 pin and spares, then comes in light and leaves the 10 pin and spares, Beck ends his string of strikes with a solid 8 and spares, then carries a light strike, Breitbach doubles on his next turn, Beck trips out the 10 pin and strikes then rolls another solid shot for a strike, Breitbach goes high leaving the 4-7-10 and covers 2 for an open in the 9th, then strikes out in the 10th for 210. Beck goes light leaving the 7 pin and spares, then strikes for 258. Beck leads Breitbach 495 – 426 after 2 games. Down 69 pins Breitbach starts with a strike, Beck matches him then leaves a 7 pin and spares, Breitbach goes light leaving the 2 pin and spares, then carries a light mixer, Beck leaves back to back 10s but covers them both, Breitbach goes high leaving the 4-7 and spares, then carries another light strike, Beck strikes in the 5th, then leaves a 7 pin and spares, Breitbach leaves a 7 pin and spares and is running out of frames, he leaves a solid 6 pin in the 7th and spares, Beck packs 2 solid strikes, Breitbach rolls a great shot but cant get the 7 pin to fall but moves it off its spot and spares and he strikes, when Beck strikes in the 9th the championship is his, he finishes with a 10 pin spares and 9 for 216 and a 711 series. Breitbach strikes out for 218 and 644. Steve Beck is your 2013 Budweiser Big 10 Champion! Congratulations! The crowd was on its feet for both bowlers who bowled terrific.
Both Steve’s had to deal with Cancer this year, Steve Breitbach lost his grandmother this past week to cancer, and Steve Beck battled Throat Cancer earlier this year. Both bowlers were gracious and gave great speeches, saying that no matter what each felt like a winner just getting to the finals. You could have heard a pin drop when while Beck gave his speech, thanking his family, friends and fellow bowlers for helping him through his trying year, Beck capped it all off by saying his goal this season after surviving Cancer was just to bowl and watch his son Cody play ball.
And with that its a wrap! The 2013 tournament is complete, we will see you all next year!
Here is a complete breakdown of the cashers and high scores
Steve Beck is the Winner of the 2013 Budweiser Big 10 Tournament!
Steve defeated Steve Breitbach in the 1st match tonight 695 to 622 to to force a second match, which he also won 711 – 644 to take the championship of the Budweiser Big 10 tournament!
|Big 10 Prize fund|
|1st place $1000.00 plus Trophy|
|2nd place $ 500.00 plus Trophy|
|prize fund pays down to 12th place.|
Prizes also awarded for:
- High Game of Tournament
- High Series of Tournament
- High Qualifying Score
Total prize fund – $2,815.00!!
Call Creslanes to schedule your qualifying time at 563-583-9766
Budweiser Big 10 – Final Results 2012
|Winner received a Budweiser Commemorative Beer Stein and $35.00|
|Colton Hedrick and Kurt Schmidt|
|Winners received A Budweiser Commemorative Beer Stein and $15.00 cash|
|Tyler Kohl 300|
|Tony Habel (2) 300|
|Dennis Pergande 300
Steve Beck 300
|Winners received A Budweiser Commemorative Beer Stein, and $15.00 cash|
|Kenny Slaght 836|
|9th Thru 12th Place|
|Winners receive A Budweiser Commemorative Beer Stein, and $75.00 cash|
|7th and 8th Place|
|Winners receive A Budweiser Commemorative Beer Stein, and $100.00 cash|
|5th and 6th Place|
|Winner receives A Budweiser Commemorative Beer Stein, and $200.00 cash|
|Winner receives A Budweiser Commemorative Beer Stein, and $300.00 cash|
|Winner receives A Budweiser Commemorative Beer Stein, A Plaque and $500.00 cash|
|Winner receives A Budweiser Commemorative Beer Stein, A Plaque, A Budweiser Champion Jacket and $1000.00 cash|