The 2016 Budweiser Big 10 Champion is Tyler Kohl! Congratulations!
Check out the scores and the recap of the Championship Matches!
Well here we are on a cold snowy night ready to see who will be crowned the 2016 Budweiser Big 10 Champion! We know it will be a left-hander – but will it be the Veteran Dan Moore who has to win twice to claim the title or will it be the kid who dreamed of being in the finals when he was a young pin chaser – Tyler Kohl
First there is the Baker Team Challenge – 12 – 5 person teams – bowling 12 games across the 12 lanes that the Budweiser Big 10 bowl on. The 5 members of each team bowl 2 frames each to complete a game, then do this 12 times across the 12 lanes.
Top 4 Teams bowl a two game roll off – with the high qualifier taking on the 4th place qualifier and on another pair 2nd and 3rd place qualifiers compete. Winners of those match bowl on another pair for the Championship
This year High qualifier was Schultz Process Service with a score of 2724, Creslanes came in second with a 2694, Shenanigan’s 3rd – 2674 and Schultz Painting grabbed the final spot with 2661.
Schultz Process Service defeated Schultz Painting, Creslanes defeated Shenanigan’s
For the Championship Schultz Process Service defeated Creslanes – Team Members:
Now on to the feature match
Dan Moore vs Tyler Kohl Lanes 7&8 7 pm
Dan Moore starts the match with a strike on the right lane, Kohl kicks the 8 out late for a strike and then rocks a solid strike for a double, Moore leaves a 4 pin and spares, then misses the 7 pin in the 3rd, Kohl strikes in the 3rd, then trips the 6 forward for his 4th strike to start the match. Moore trips a 6 pin for a strike, then gets a light mixer for a double, Kohl rocks 2 more strikes and is up to a 6 bagger, Moore pounds 2 strikes in the pocket to make a 4 bagger. In the 7th Kohl leaves a 7 pin and spares, then strikes, Moore goes high for a 4-7 and spares then strikes, Kohl finishes first – leaving a 7 pin and missing it in the 9th and repeating this in the 10th finishes with a 226 game – but it could have been so much more. Moore trips another 6 for a strike and then takes on two solid shots for a 236 finish and due to the 2 open frames by Kohl – Moore enjoys a 10 pin lead after game 1.
Game 2 Kohl starts first with a Brooklyn leaving the 4 pin and spares, Moore strikes in the first but goes high and leaves the 6-10 and only covers the 10 for an open. Kohl doubles on his next turn, Moore then doubles on his turn in the 3rd and 4th. Kohl leaves the big 4 his next trip up – and gets 2 for an open, then goes high again leaving the 4-7 and sparing, Moore leaves the 6 pin and spares, then covers the 7 pin for another spare, Kohl is light on his next shot – leaving the 3-9 and spares, then gets a nice light mixer for a strike, Moore goes strike, 6 pin spare on his next turn, Kohl comes up light again on the right lane and leaves the 3-9 again and spares, then is light again and leaves the 3-5 and spares. Moore is first to finish this game and he strikes in the 9th and 10th and then leaves a 7 pin and spares for 205. Kohl leaves a 7 pin and fails to pick this one up and it nets him a 176. Moore is now up 39 pins in the match, he starts game 3 with a 2-7 split and covers it, Kohl whose tempo was getting faster and faster through the second game, starts with a double and makes the match 10 pins closer, Moore doubles on his next turn to keep his lead, Kohl hits the pocket and sends a messenger to take out the 7 for a strike, then rocks a solid shot for a 4 bagger, Moore trips the 6 for a strike, then trips out the 6-10 for another strike and a 4 bagger, Kohl strikes for a 5 bagger and then goes light and leaves the 6-9 and spares. Moore rocks the pocket and somehow the 9 pin stands – he spares then sends a messenger to take out the 7 for a strike, Kohl leaves a 7 pin on his next turn but covers this one, then leaves the bucket and spares, Moore leaves the 2-4-7-10 split and gets 3 to make it a little more interesting then he strikes in the 9th. Kohl has to strike out to have any chance at all and he does strike in the 9th but leaves the bucket in the 10th and spares, then strikes for a 234 game and a 636 series, Moore finishes out with a strike and 7 pin spare for 226 and 667 and then WIN! There will be a 2nd match! Congrats to Dan Moore for winning the first match! Now it is winner takes all
Dan Moore vs Tyler Kohl Lanes 9&10 8 pm
Winner takes all and Moore starts us with a 6 pin spare, Kohl doubles on his turn, Moore matches him next trip to the lanes, Kohl strikes and then leaves a washout and gets 2, Moore goes high and leaves the 2-7 split but doesn’t cover this one he only gets the 7, then is light and leaves the 3-9 and spares, Kohl goes high and leaves the 6 pin and spares, then strikes, more goes high and leaves the 6 pin and then he strikes. Kohl leaves the bucket in the 7th and spares, then strikes , Moore misses the 7 pin in the 8th and then strikes , Kohl finishes game 1 with a 7 pin spare, Brooklyn in the 10th and 2 solid shots follow for a 215 start. Moore finishes his game with a double and 9 for a 202 game and down 13.
Game 2 Kohl starts with a strike and his tempo this match has been much better and it shows on the lanes, Moore doubles on his next turn, Kohl rocks two more strikes, Moore goes light and leaves a 10 pin and spares, then strikes, Kohl strikes again in the 4th for a 4 bagger then leaves a 3 pin and spares, Moore throws another strike for a double, then leaves the big 4 and gets 1 for an open. Kohl jumps on the open by striking on his next two shots, Moore comes back with a double, in the 8th and 9th Koh strikes 2 more times for 4 in a row, Moore finishes first by striking in the 9th and then leaving another 6 pin and sparing then gettign 9 – for 217 and 419 after two. Kohl finishes game 2 by striking in the 10th and tripping out the 6 for a strike in the 11th and then getting 9 for a great 278 game – and 493 after 2 with a 74 pin lead.
And here we are at game 3 of the last match of the 2016 Budweiser Big 10 Championship…. Moore needs a big game and some help from Kohl, he starts with a 6 pin spare and Kohl continues his striking ways but starting with a double, Moore leaves the 4-6-10 split and gets 2 then trips the 6 out for a strike in the third. Kohl sends a messenger after the 7 for a strike and then rocks a solid shot for 4 in a row, Moore strikes on the right lane and then leaves another 4-6-10 split for an open and when Kohl rocks two more strikes for a 6 bagger, the match is pretty much done, Moore leaves the 4-7 and gets just one for an open and then leaves the 3 and spares, Kohl strikes in the 7th and then comes in light for a 3 pin spare, More splits in the 8th and covers the 10 in the 9th, Kohl finishes on a high note – with strikes in the 10th and 11th and then comes in light to leave the 5-9 and gets 1. Moore leaves one more split to finish his night in 2nd place. He just didn’t have enough gas in the tank to get a come from behind win to take the championship from Kohl…… Moore had another great tournament and comes up 1 win short of the Championship – Great Tournament Dan Moore. Kohl – finished this match with a 266 game and a 759 Series to easily win the second match and become the 2016 Budweiser Big 10 Champion! Congratulations – Tyler made a big change in tempo after the first match saw him practically running to the line to throw the ball. The second set he paced himself great and it shows up in his scores, slowing down the pace of the game gave him the Championship! Well done and great Tournament Tyler Kohl!
Tyler had a great speech at the end of the night commenting about how 10 years ago he was a pin chaser at Creslanes and dreamed one day he would be good enough to win the Budweiser Big 10 Championship but never really thought it would happen. Guess what it did! Congratulations to Tyler!
Well that is it, there was a great crowd at the lanes tonight despite the weather.
I hope that everyone has a great Christmas and takes time to enjoy the reason for the season! Its not what’s under the tree but who is around it! Merry Christmas to all and a safe and Happy New Year!
Well we are down to who will win the Losers bracket – tonight 5 bowlers will face off til there is just one left standing. That bowler will face Tyler Kohl next week to have a chance to win the 2016 Budweiser Big 10 Championship!
There are 4 matches tonight – 5 700’s were shot – 2 bowlers shot 700 and lost, the largest win was only 48 pins. So let’s get it started…
Jason Lanser vs Bob Hochrein Lanes 3&4 6 PM
The first of two matches at 6 pm – Lanser starts out with a turkey, 7 pin spare, turkey, misses a 10 pin, turkey and leaves a 10 pin for a 245 start. Hochrein goes 5 bagger, 10 pin spare, 3-4-6-7-10 split and gets 3 for an open then strikes out for 252 and a 7 pin lead. Game two Hochrein goes, strike, 6 pin spare, back to back 10 pin spares, 2 pin spare, 5 bagger, 7-10 split and gets one for 234 and 486 after 2. Lanser goes strike, 10 pin spare ,turkey, 10 pin spare, 5 bagger and a 10 pin for 258 and 503 after two and takes a 17 pin lead. Game 3 Lanser starts with the 5 count bucket and spares, Hochrein doubles on his turn, Lanser answers with a double, Hochrein rolls two more strikes, and when Lanser leaves a 4 pin and spares, Hochrein takes the lead, Lanser then leaves the 7-9 split and gets one and has 96 through 5 frames, Hochrein leaves the 2 pin and spares on his next turn and then leaves a 10 pin and misses it, but has 137 through 6 and the lead. Lanser comes back after his open frame with a double, Hochrein strikes then leaves another 10 pin but covers this one, Lanser tacks on 2 more strikes and takes back the lead, Hochrein leaves a 2 pin the 9th and spares, then comes light again and leaves another 2 pin and spares and gets 9 for a 214 game and the match is over – Lanser gets up and strikes in the 10th and 11th and gets 9 for a 245 finish and defeats former Champion Hochrein 748 – 700. Hochrein has a really good tournament but suffers his second loss and finishes in a tie for 5th and 6th place with the loser of the next match and becomes a member of the 700 and lose club. Lanser finishes strong and will bowl again at 7.
|Jason Lanser||748||vs||Bob Hochrein||700|
Kurt Schmidt vs Heath Kohl Lanes 7&8 6 pm
Schmidt starts the match with a 7-10 split and gets 1 for an open, then rips off a 5 bagger, 7 pin spare and strikes out for 258. Kohl also opens the first frame – missing the 10 pin, strike, almost leaves a 7-10 split but knocks the 10 put and spares, then goes brooklyn and leaves the 5 pin and spares, a trio of light mixers for strikes, a pair of 10 pin spares, and a turkey for 216. Down 42 – Kohl starts with a 4 bagger, 2 pin spare, goes light and leaves the 10 pin and spares, 7 pin spare, 10 pin spare 3-10 for an open getting 1, another split and gets 2 for 201. Schmidt goes double, 9 pin spare, double, 10 pin spare, 2-4-7 spare, light strike and adds on 2 more for a turkey and adds a 9 spare for 234 and 492 after two. Schmidt is up 75 pins and starts game 3 with a 7 pin spare, Kohl goes light in the first for a mixer and then a solid shot on the left lane for a strike, Schmidt leaves the 2-7 split and gets 1 and then carries a light mixer, Kohl repeats the first two frames by carrying a light mixer on the right lane and then a solid shot on the left lane for a 4 bagger, Schmidt leaves a 7 pin and spares then strikes, Kohl rolls 2 more solid strikes and has made up more than half of the deficit from the first two games, Schmidt trips the 10 out on a light strikes for a double then goes high and leaves the 6-10 and spares, Kohl adds on 2 more solid shots for strikes for 8 in row, at this point if Schmidt strikes out – Kohl would need to strike out to win by 1, Schmidt throws a decent shot but leaves the 7 and misses it, then leaves the 3 pin and spares, Kohl gets a strike in the 9th and then gets the clincher in the 10th, he finishes off his fantastic come from behind win over Schmidt by striking out for a 300 game and a 717 series. Schmidt finishes up his game by striking and getting 9 for a 182 – 674 series and the former Champion is bumped from the tournament – Schmidt has a great tournament but comes up short. Kohl does what every bowler dreams of – rolling a perfect game to come from behind and win a match! Great job Heath – you win the chance to face Jason Lanser at 7 pm – good luck to both!
|Kurt Schmidt||674||vs||Heath Kohl||717|
Heath Kohl vs Jason Lanser Lanes 5&6 7 pm
Here we go with round two – The winner of this match will face Dan Moore at 8 pm. Kohl starts out game 1 covering the 10 pin then striking, then leaves the 4-6-7 split and gets 2 for an open, 2-4-8-10 split and gets 2 for another open, almost leaves the 7-10 split but kicks the 10 out then covers the 7 for the spare, turkey, 2-8-10 split for an open getting 2, then strikes out in the 10th for 191. Lanser goes strike, misses the 10 pin, leaves the 8-10 (the 2 pin got kicked out) and gets none, misses another 10 pin after a messages fails to knock it over for a strike, then finally has a bit of luck striking by tripping the 2 forward, adds on 4 more for a 5 bagger and then opens the 10th leaving the 3-10 split and gets 1 and he rolls 191 and we are tied after game 1. Game 2 Lanser goes strike, 7 pin spare, pair of 10 pin spares, turkey, 10 pin spare, 4 pin spare strike and misses the 10 pin for a 215 game and 406 after 2. Kohl gets a light mixer in the 1st, 4 pin spare, double, 2-8-10 split for an open, then strikes out with the first one in the 10th almost being a 7-10 split but kicks both out for the strike – he finishes with a nice 245 game and 436 after two and a 30 pin lead. Games 3 Kohl starts out with a light mixer for a strike, Lanser matches with a light strike, then almost leaves the 7-10 split the 7 goes first then a sweeper takes out the 10 for a strike, Kohl hits the pocket and a messenger misses taking out the 10 – he covers the spare, then strikes in the 3rd. Lanser rocks 2 more strikes for 4 in a row, Kohl strikes in teh 4th then comes in light and leaves the 3 and spares, Lanser carries a light strike and then rocks a solid shot for a 6 bagger, Kohl’s 6th – he stuffs the pocket and leaves a solid 9 and spares, then leaves a 10 pin and misses it, Lanser ends his strike streak with a 7 pin spare, and then goes high and leaves a 4 pin spares, Kohl who is behind now – needs to strike out to have a chance, he leaves another 10 pin and spares then strikes, needing help from Lanser (an open frame) Lanser strikes in the 9th and then leaves the 4 pin and spares then strikes for 248 and the match is over – Kohl finishes his game with a 7-10 split and a 184 game – and 620 series – Lanser has a 248 and 654 for the big come from behind win over Kohl. Kohl had a great tournament- 4th place finish and a fantastic come from behind match earlier this evening but gets knocked out by Lanser. Who is one match away from going back to the finals – but he needs to get by lefty Dan Moore. Will it be an all Lefty finals? Read on to see who wins
|Heath Kohl||620||vs||Jason Lanser||654|
Jason Lanser vs Dan Moore Lanes 9&10 8 PM
Lanser starts the match with a pocket shot and sends a messenger to take out the 10, then gets a light mixer for a double – the leaves a solid 9 and spares, strike and another solid 9 for a spare, strike, 2-8- spare, strike, light mixer, strike and a washout and gets 3 for 224. Moore strikes to start, then leaves the 7 and spares, 2-4-7 for a spare, double, bucket and gets only 2, strike, 7 pin spare, double and 6 pin spare and the lefty shoots 201 and is down 23 pins after waiting a few hours to bowl. Sometime during game 2 – Moore determined he need to throw 2 different balls, one for the right lane, one for the left lane, Game 2 he continues to do that starting the game with 2 solid strikes, then a light mixer for a strike, solid strike, mixer, 5 more solid pocket shots for a 10 bagger then goes high and leaves the 4-7 and gets 1 for 287 and 488 after 2. Lanser comes in light his first shot in game 2 and leaves the 2 and spares, then strikes, comes in light and leaves the 8 and spares, solid strike, mixer, solid strike, mixer, strike, leaves the 10 when a message missing taking it out, then misses the spare, then strikes and misses another 10 pin for 226 and 450 after 2 and down 38 pins. Lanser starts the last game with a 7 pin spare, Moore leaves the 2-4 and spares then gets a light strike, sticking to just one ball for both lanes. Lanser finally gets a messenger to take out the 10 and strikes, the a solid shot to make it a double, Moore almost leaves the 7-10 but both go and then he rocks a solid pocket shot to make a turkey, Lanser gets a light mixer, and a solid strike for a 4 bagger, Moore rocks 2 more solid strikes, Lanser leaves the 2-4 and spares then strikes, Moore adds one more solid strike for a 6 bagger then leaves a solid 9 and spares, Lanser has one hope – strike out and hope Moore opens – twice – He throws 2 solid strikes and waits for Moore who Leaves a 6 pin in the 9th and hooks by it for an open, now he must mark to shut Lanser out – he leaves the 7 pin that the lefty needs to clinch the win – he picks it up and then strikes and shuts Lanser out with a 237 game and a 725 series, Lanser finishes up with a strike and a 10 pin spare for a very nice 257 game and a 707 series and falls short of a bid for a second Budweiser Big 10 Championship. He is the second bowler tonight to shoot 700 and lose – which goes to show how tough the competition gets the closer to the championship week. Lanser had a great tournament bowled some really tough matches and won most of them – but 2 losses means you are out. Moore makes this an all lefty finals – not sure if this has ever happened before but I don’t believe its happened in recent years! Great bowling Dan Moore – you are the 2016 Budweiser Big 10 Losers bracket Winner – you will need to defeat Tyler Kohl twice next week to be the 2016 Champion! Good Luck to both bowlers!
|Dan Moore||725||vs||Jason Lanser||707|
Well that’s it for this week – Next week the Baker Team tournament starts at 3 pm – a change from prior years. The Baker Team challenge is a great tournament where 5 bowlers combine to bowl one game where each bowler only throws 2 frames in each game – and then bowl 12 games across the Big 10 Championship lanes – top 4 go head to head in the finals. If you have not seen this, its a fun event to watch, college and high school teams use this format for their meets and it makes for exciting unpredictable bowling.
Congrats to Dan and good luck to both Dan and Tyler Kohl next week. Safe travels!
We are almost to the end of the 2016 Budweiser Big 10 Championship – just 2 weeks after tonight. After tonight there will be Champion in the Winners Bracket and just 5 bowler left in the Losers Bracket!
Congratulations to Jason Lanser for rolling a 300 game in his first match and a 792 series!
There are only 2 matches to report on tonight, so here we go………….
Steve Beck vs Stephen Habel Lanes 5&6 7 PM
Beck starts the match with a split for an open – then goes high and trips the 9 out for a strike, adds on another for a double, then leaves back to back to back 10 pins and spares them all, he goes light and leaves the 4 pin and spares, then leaves the bucket and spares, in the 9th he leaves the 6-10 and covers it then double and 9 to finish with 199. Habel starts with a light mixer for a strike, then strikes two more times, comes in light and leaves a 7 pin and spares, strike, then comes in high but gets a sweeper to take out the 4 for a strike, then sticks a 10 pin and misses it, then strikes in the 9th, 10th and 11th leaving the greek churck in the 12th for 241 and a 42 pin lead. Game 2 Habel throws a 4 bagger, 2 pin spare, double, 3-6-10 and spares double and 5 wash out for a spare for another 241 and 482 after 2. Beck starts game 2 with 3 strikes, gets a light mixer for another, 3 more solid shots to make 7 in a row, another light strike for 8 in a row, and other strike in the 9th and then leaves a 10 pin in the 10th and strikes for 279 and 478 after 2 – down 4 pins. Game 3 Beck starts on the left lane and leaves the 10 and spares, Habel starts on the right lane and leaves a 10 and spares, then almost leaves another but a messenger takes out the 10 for a strike, Beck gets a light mixer and strkes, Habel rocks 2 strikes on his next turn to make a turkey, Beck throws two solid strikes for a 4 bagger, Habel strikes on the right and then comes in light for a 7 pin and spares, Beck comes in tight in the 6th for a 4 pin spare then strikes, Habel almost leaves the 10 pin but a messenger takes it out for a strike, then he taps the 10 out late for a pair of strikes in the 7th and 8th. Beck carries two really light strikes in the 8th and 9th for a turkey and the match is just pins apart, Habel then throws on the right lane and leaves the 2-4-10 split and makes it! Then he strikes in the 10th but leaves a 4 pin in the 11th and covers it for 236 and a nice 718 series. Beck needs to mark in the 10th to win and gets a solid strike for the win, he tacks on 2 more strikes and ends the match with a 269 – 747 finish to knock Habel out of the tournament. Beck will face the winner of the Sheffert Lanser match at 8 pm. Great match guys! I have to say I liked the outcome – but had it gone the other way – you would have to tip your cap to Stephen because he bowled really well – Congrats on a great tournament Stephen!
|Steve Beck||747||vs||Stephen Habel||718|
Jason Lanser vs Steve Beck Lanes 5&6 8 pm
Both bowlers bowled really well the first match – Beck rolled a 747 -but Lanser rolled a 300 and a 792 series! Now to see who would survive this match and make it once step closer to bowling the finals of the Big 10 Championship. Lanser starts this match with a strike, back to back 10 pin spares, strike, light mixer for a strike, 2-4-10 split and gets 1 for an open, turkey, 10 pin spare and strike for 211. Beck starts with a turkey, 4 pin spare, 3-6-10 spare, strike, then goes high and trips out the 4-9 for a strike, then leaves the 9 pin and spares, strike and 6-7-10 split and gets 2 for 223 and a 12 pin lead. Game 2 Beck starts with a turkey, covers the bucket, light mixer, light mixer tripping the 4 forward, 6- 10 spare, 2 pin spare, strikes out in the 9th and 10th for 244 and 467 after 2. Lanser goes 3-6 spare, strike, goes in light and leaves an 8 pin and spares, then rolls a 5 bagger, comes in light and leaves the 4-8 and spares then strikes out for 248 – 659 and down 8 pins. Lanser starts game 3 with a strike, Beck throws a pair of strikes, the second a light mixer, Lanser leaves the 2-8-10 split for an open and then strikes on the left lane, Beck leaves the 10 pin and spares, then leaves the bucket and gets only 2 for an open, Lanser then leaves the 2-8 and spares and then leaves the 10 pin and spares, Beck comes back with a strike after the open and then goes high and leaves the 10 pin and covers it. Lanser’s next turn he leaves the big 4 split and gets 2 and then covers the 10 pin, Beck strikes on the right and comes in light again on the left lane leaving the 5 pin on light mixer and spares, Lanser’s next turn he throws a pair strikes with pins flying off the deck. Beck is in the lead and needs to stay clean to win, he gets up on his good lane the right lanes and does not throw it well as it comes off his hand quick and leaves a wash out, he tries to pick it up – but gets just 1, he then strikes in the 10th and leaves a 4 pin and spares for 178 and 645. Lanser must strike to win and throws it flush in the pocket for a strike, needing good count – he goes brooklyn for a strike and then finishes it off with one more strike for 201 and a 660 series. Lanser makes the key shot to knock Beck out of the tournament. Beck has two open frames the last game – the key one in the 9th and finishes in a tie for 7th and 8 th place with Shawn Timmerman – who lost to Kurt Schmidt. Great bowling by Lanser making the key shot to put the match away!
|Jason Lanser||660||vs||Steve Beck||645|
And with that we are down to 6 bowlers – Jason Lanser, Kurt Schmidt and the 4 bowlers from the winners bracket – Round one saw Tyler Kohl beating up on Bob Hochrein 738 – 602, while Dan Moore had an easy time with Heath Kohl defeating him 698 – 590. Schmidt will face Heath Kohl at 6 PM while Lanser will take on Bob Hochrein,
Now the championship match – for the winners bracket. Dan Moore vs Tyler Kohl – lefty vs lefty. Moore shoots 224 the first game – Kohl 245, Moore has 199 in game 2 whiel Kohl has 235. Moore is down 423 – 480. Moore in game three could not carry on the left lane, he struck every time on the right for a 198 game – Kohl rocked a 5 bagger in the middle of the game to easily take the winners Bracket Championship 238 – 718 to Moores 198 – 621. Congratulations goes out to Tyler Kohl – the 2016 Budweiser Big 10 Winners Bracket Champion. Tyler gets the week off and watch as the Losers Bracket Champion is determined. The winners of the 6 pm matches will face off to determine who will bowl Dan Moore. Then winner of that match will have to win back to back matches on Finals night to with the 2016 Championship! Good luck to all who are left!
See you at the lanes next week! Safe travels!
Week 4 is Hell Week for the Budweiser Big 10. That means you have to win out the night to survive and move on to week 5. Your reward is if you survive you cash. When we get done tonight there will be 4 bowlers in the winners bracket and 8 in the Losers bracket.
There were only a few to really report on – but I did want to congratulate Rick Jacobs on starting the first shift with a 300 game and Tyler Kohl for rolling one for the lefties in Game 2 on the first shift – both went on to win their first matches.
There were matches at 6 – 7 – 8 tonight – I am reporting on 4 matches 2 from 6 pm and 2 from 7 pm…..
Heath Kohl vs Stephen Habel 6 PM Lanes 3&4
Kohl starts out this winner’s bracket match struggling big time, 2-10 split for an open, then goes 7 and 2 in frame 2, misses the 10 in the third and finally, finally sparing in the 4th covering the 2-8, then a 6 bagger and 9 pin spare for 216 finish after opening the first three frames, Habel has a better start going strike, 10 pin spare, gets only 2 when he leaves the bucket for an open, 5 bagger, 3-6 spare, strike spare for 222. Game 2 Habel goes turkey, 10 pin spare, strike, 3-6 spare, strike, 3-6-10 spare then strike, 2-4 spare and strike for 219 and 441 after 2. Kohl opens the first leaving the 7-10 split but gets 1, then a 4-8 spare, 10 pins spare, 5 bagger, 4-10 split and gets none, strike and 10 pin spare for 212 428 after 2 and down 13 pins. Both start with a double, Kohl rolls a strike in the third, while Habel leaves the 7 pin and spares, both roll strikes in the 4th and 5th, in the 6th Kohl strikes again while Habel leaves the 10 and spares, both strike in the 7th and Kohl strikes in the 8th for an 8 bagger – Habel must strike to have hope and needs help from Kohl, but gets 8 and spares, not mathematically the winner yet – Kohl leaves a single pin and misses it, now there is the slimmest chance that Habel can sneak out a win – but he needs a strike in the 9th and leaves the 10 pin and spares he finishes with a strike 10 pin spare for 217 – Kohl finishes the match with an open but gets the win with a 246 game and 674 series over Habel’s 217 – 658. Kohl rolls 20 strikes – by stringing a 6 bagger, 5 bagger and 8 bagger to knock Habel out of the winners bracket, Habel rolled 20 strikes and only had 1 open compared to Kohls 7 – open frames but Habel couldn’t string strikes together like Kohl and gets bumped to the Losers bracket. Congrats to Kohl – who makes the top 4 in the winner’s bracket.
|Heath Kohl||674||vs||Stephen Habel||658|
Jay Lanser vs Kyle Wiest 6 PM Lanes 9&10
Match 2 is a losers bracket match, winner bowls on loser is done. Lanser starts with a solid 8 for a spare, strike, misses the 6pin, 6-10 spare, 3-6-10 spare, 3-6-for an open getting 1, strike,light mixer for a strike, misses the 10 pin, covers the 2 and gets 9 for 168. Wiest goes strike, 3-6-9 and gets only 2, 10 pin spare, 2 pin spare, 7 pin spare, 3-9-10 split and covers it, 3-6-9-10 for a spare, strike, 4-6 for an open, 2-10 for an open and a 156 start. Game 2 Wiest strikes to start the game, almost leaves the 7-10 split but they fall, adds on 2 more strikes for a 4 bagger, goes brooklyn and leaves the 6 pin and spares, turkey, 3-6 spare, strike 4-7-8 spare fr 247 and 403 after 2. Lanser goes strike, 3 pin spare, misses a pair of 10 pins, 6 pin spare, 5 bagger and 9 miss for 215 and 383 after 2 and down 20 to Wiest. Game 3 Lanser starts with a double, Wiest leaves the 4 pin and spares, then opens with the 3-9-10 getting 2, Lanser leaves the 3-4-6-7-10 split and gets 4 for an open, Wiest leaves the 2-5 and spares, both strike in the 4th and when Wiest misses a 10 pin and Lanser doubles – Lanser takes the lead. Lanser goes high pocket for a strike on the right lane, and strikes again in the 7th, Wiest Doubles to stay in the match, Lanser goes high pocket again for a strike and strikes in the 9th, Wiest strikes 2 more times and it all comes down to the 10th. Wiest goes first and strikes, Lanser goes high and leaves the 3-6-10 and spares, Wiest must strike to have a chance to win and does, now its down to count and both bwolers strike in the 12th and Wiest doesn’t give up and wins by 4 slim pins 224 – 627 over Lansers 240 – 623. Both bowlers had quite a few opens – Lanser 7 – Wiest 5 – but the killer for Lanser was 4 single pin opens. Lanser has a good Tournament but falls in round 1 of Hell night and is out of the tournament – Wiest has to win 2 more times to survive….
|Jay Lanser||623||vs||Kyle Wiest||627|
Don Schroeder vs Shawn Timmerman 7 pm Lanes 3&4
Timmerman starts out this losers bracket match with a messenger taking out the 10 pin for a strike, striking again for a double, 3-6-10 spare, trips a 9 pin for a strike, adding 2 more for a turkey, 9 pin spare, 1-2-10 washout for an open, strike, 10 pin spare and strike for 212. Schroeder starts with a 4 bagger, 2-8 spare, double, misses a 10 pin, 2-8 spare, strike spare for 225 and a 13 pin lead. Game 2 Schroeder goes double, 2-5 spare, 5-8 spare, 2 pin spare, 3 pin spare, 2 -in spare, strike, brooklyn, strike spare for 222 and 447 after 2. Timmerman starts with a double, wash out for an open, 4 bagger, 9 pin spare, strike, 7 pin spare and 9 for 219 and 431 after 2. Down 16 pins after 2 Timmerman starts with a double, Schroeder strikes and covers the 6-10, Timmerman covers the 7 pin and the 4 pin, Schroeder goes high and leaves the 4-7 and spares, then higher yet and leaves the 3-6-10 in the 4th and the 5th for opens, Timmerman covers the 10 in the 5th and then picks up the 2-4, Schroeder covers the 10 pin, Then Timmerman carries 2 strikes and when Schroeder leaves the 2-4-10 split and gets 2, then misses the 10 pin the match is over – Timmerman completes the come from behind win by rolling strikes in the 9, 10 and 11th adding 9 more in the 12th for 244 – 675. Schroeder also strikes in the 9, 10 and 11th and adds 9 but nets a 166 and 613 for the loss. Schroeder is bumped from the tournament two wins from cashing, Timmermand stays clean the last game for the nice come from behind win!
|Don Schroeder||613||vs||Shawn Timmerman||675|
Kevin Sheffert vs Andrew Gantebein 7 PM Lanes 7&8
Sheffert starts us with a 4 pin spare, strike, 7 spare, turkey, 9 pin spare, strike 10 pin spare, strike 8 spare for 219. Gantenbein goes strike, 4-7 spare, double, 2 pin spare, double, misses the 3 pin, 10 pin spare, 9 spare and strike for 205 and down 14. Game 2 Gantenbeing goes double, 10 pin spare, covers a single pin, 7 spare, strike, 10 pin spare, 9 pin spare, turkey and 8 for 222 and Gantenbein is down just 4 pins going into game 3. Both start with a strike, Sheffert leaves the 3-6-10 and spares, Gantenbein strikes and takes the lead, Frame 3 Sheffert strikes, Gantenbein leaves the big 4 and gets none, then spares in the 4th, Sheffert opens with a big split and gets only 1. Both strike in the 5th and 6th, Sheffert strikes in the 7th, Gantenbein covers the 2-5 and both strike in the 8th, In the 9th Sheffert leaves the 10 pin and spares, Gantenbein goes brooklyn for a strike, Both strike in the 10th, when Sheffert leaves a 9 pin in the 11th and spares, Gantebein can win if he strikes, but he comes in high and leaves the 3 pin and spares for a 215 – 642 finish, Sheffert has 213 – 644 for the 2 pin win! while the 11th with critical for both – Pin count on splits ends up being the big factor. Gantenbein lost 4 pin on the big 4 split by going for it and not getting any. Those 4 pins would have taken him from a 2 pin loss to a 2 pin win. Sheffert also gave up a couple of pins count in game 3 on a split…. so in reality we could have had a tie! Instead – young Gantenbein learns a lesson on when to go for it and when to take the count, but the lesson bumps him out of the tournament! Andrew had a great first tournament and was a big help keeping score! Sheffert wins the chance to bowl the last round tonight to see if he is one of the final 12.
|Andrew Gantenbein||642||vs||Kevin Sheffert||644|
Well thats it for tonight – here are your Winners bracket finalist that will bowl for the Championship of the winners bracket next week….. Dan Moore, Heath Kohl, Tyler Kohl, Bob Hochrein
Competing as the final 8 in the Losers bracket….. Kurt Schmidt, Dennis Pergande, Shawn Timmerman, Andy Ehrlich, Kevin Sheffert, Jason Lanser, Steve Beck and Stephen Habel.
There are 4 past champions still competing – Hochrein, Schmidt, Lanser and Beck
Good luck to all – the Winner of the Winners bracket will earn week 6 off – a nice bonus besides being guaranteed first or second place! Also for all you Baker Bowlers the start time has changed and will start at 3 pm on Finals day.
Hope you all had a fun filled, family filled turkey Day – see you next week at the lanes!
The 2016 Budweiser Big 10 Championship Week 4 results are posted! If you survived Hell Week you get a check – which means we whittled the field to 12 tonight. Next week the Winners Bracket Champion will be determined and it will be one of these bowlers – Dan Moore, Heath Kohl, Tyler Kohl or Bob Hochrein. Matches are at 7 and 8 PM
Congrats also to Rick Jacobs who started the night tonight with a big win and a 300 game. Tyler Kohl also rolled a 300 in game 2 of the first of the 6 pm matches which helped him shoot big and win big with a 760!
Its week 3 of the Budweiser Big 10 Championship and after tonight half the field is eliminated. There were some not so great starts but great come from behind wins tonight…. so lets get to it.
Jay Lanser vs Adam Gross 7 pm Lanes 1&2
Lanser starts out with a 4 pin spare, strike 8 pin spare, Brooklyn, 3 more spares, strike misses a 9 pin, strikes out in the 10th for 195. Gross goes 4 bagger, 3-6-10 spare, 10 pin spare, misses the 6 pin, double, 10 pin spare and 9 for 222 and a 27 pin lead. Game 2 Gross goes turkey, 7 pin spare, strike, 4 pin spare, strike, misses the 10 pin, 3-6-10 spare and strikes out in the 10th for 217 and 439 after 2. Lanser goes through the nose but strikes in the first, then covers the 2-8, strike, 3 pin spare, double, 3-6 spare, 2-8 spare, came in really light for an 8-10 split for an open, and spared the 10th for 192 and 387 after two. Lanser is down 52 after two games, starts with a double, Gross leaves the bucket and takes 2, then covers the 2 pin, Lanser goes 7 pin spare, double through 5, Gross strikes in the third, then back to back 10 pins for spares and the match is within 20 pins, Lanser leaves a 4 pin and spares, then covers the 2-8, Gross covers the 2-8 in the 6th and strikes in the 7th, Lanser strikes in the 8th, Gross leaves the 2 pin and spares, Lanser strikes again for a double, Gross goes high and leaves the 3-6-9-10 and takes only 3 for an open and Lanser has control of the match, he strikes in the 10th and Gross leaves the 2-8 and spares and the match is over Lanser strikes out and Gross fills in a 9 count but Lanser pushes to the very end of the match and wins this Losers bracket match with a 246 finish for 633, Gross who missed a few single pins early and a couple of tough spares in the last game loses his match after being up 52 finishing with a 170 – 609. Gross who has made some nice runs to try to win the championship is out of the tournament. Lanser will get to see if he can survive Hell Week – where he will need to survive 3 matches to stay in the tournament.
|Jay Lanser||633||vs||Adam Gross||609|
Greg Klauer vs Dan Kasper 7 pm Lanes 5&6
Klauer starts this Losers bracket match with a brooklyn, then covers the 4-8, after that he was perfect throwing 10 strikes that rocked the pocket for a big 280 start. Kasper starts with a strike, a light mixer to make it a double, 3-6-10 and gets 1 for an open, 4 pin spare, strike, misses the 10, 4 bagger, 2 pin spare for 210 and down 70. Game 2 Kasper goes 2-4 spare, 4 pin spare, strike, 3-6-9 spare, turkey, 10 pin spare, 4 bagger for 238. Klauer goes strike, 3-6-10 spare, 4 bagger, 3-6-10 and gets 1, turkey and covers the 3-10 in the 11th for 231 and 511 after 2 and 63 pin lead. Game 3 Klauer starts with a strike and a 2 pin spare, Kasper gets 2 strikes, Klauer strikes again on the left lane and goes high and leaves the 6 pin and spares on the right, Kasper strikes twice more, Now we have a 20 – 25 pin match. Klauer strikes again on the left and leaves a 10 and spares on the right, Kasper throws 2 more strikes to make a 6 bagger and the match is within pins, Klauer leaves the 3-10 and gets 1, Kasper strikes in the 7th, Klauer leaves a 4 pin and spares in the 8th and Kasper strikes again and suddenly its Kasper’s match to win. Klauer is not able to pressure him by striking, he leaves the 3-6-9-10 and spares, Kasper leaves the 10 and covers it, Klauer leaves a 4 pin and spares in the 10th for 180 and 691, Kasper finishes the match by covering the 10 in the 10th and getting 9 more for a 267 – 715 come from behind win! Klauer who struck at will the first 2 games could not find a double the last game, Kasper never gives up and earns the win and the right to bowl next week in Hell Week. Great Match!
|Greg Klauer||691||vs||Dan Kasper||715|
Kody Klein vs Jeff Schueller 7 pm Lanes 7-8
Klein starts out with a 4 bagger just blasting the pocket, then the lefty leaves the 1-2-8 and gets 1, strikes, 2-4-6-10 and gets 1, strikes, 6 pin spare, strike, 6-10 spare for 197. Schueller strikes the first frame but it is a total struggle the rest of the game, 2-8 and gets 1, 6-7-10 split for an open, 2-5 and opens, covers the 2 pin, strikes, picks up the bucket, 2-5-8 for an open, misses the 7 pin and then the 10 pin for a 13o and down 67 after the first game with really no good look at the pocket. Game 2 he goes 4 pin spare, double, 2 pin spare, 10 pin spare, wash out for the open, covers the bucket, strike, another bucket for a spare, turkeys in the 10th for 203 and 333 after two. Klein starts with a double and looks to put an early end to this match but Fouls in the third, and gets 9 on the second shot, then 6-7 split for an open, then tight in the pocket for a 6 pin spare, strike, 2-7 split for a spare, 4-7 and missed both, 6 pin spare, and turkey for 173 and Schueller picks up 30 pins. Klein still has a 7 pin lead and starts us with a strike, and misses the 7 pin, Schueller throws a double, Klein strikes and covers the 2 pin, Schueller covers the 2-4-8, then strikes, Klein again strikes on the right lane, then goes high and leaves the 4-7 and spares, strike and 10 pin spare for Schueller and the match is within 10 pins with 4 frames to go…. Klein leaves the 3-9 and spares in the 7th, Schueller strikes, Klein goes high and leaves the 2-4 and spares, Schueller strikes and takes the lead, Klein strikes in the 9th, and so does Schueler, Klein needs a strike to have any chance in the 10th and leaves a single pin and spares for a 184 – 554 finish. Schueller strikes in the 10th and spares for 245 and 578 and a very unlikely come from behind win, 6 open frames in the first game alone and he keeps trying and gets the win over Klein who never really recovered after the foul is out of the tournament. Schueller will have to win 3 times next week to stay in. Just goes to show its never over – no matter how badly you start….
|Kody Klein||554||vs||Jeff Schueller||578|
Riley Smith vs Tucker Riegler 7 pm Lanes 11-12
Smith starts this last 7 pm match with a strike, , 3-5-6-9 spare, Double, 2-4-7 spare, double, 3 pin spare, double, then the big 4 in the 11th for 220. Riegler starts with the first 9 with brooklyns in the 5th and 8th frames – leaves an 8 pin in the 10th and misses it for 267 and a 47 pin lead. Game 2 is rough for Riegler opens with back to back 3-4-6-10 splits and gets 3 the first time and 2 the second, brooklyn for a strike then strikes for a double, 10 pin spare, gutters his first ball in the 6th and then gets 7, then leaves the 2-4-10 split for an open, brooklyn, 5 pin spare, 2-8-10 split for an open and a 138 game – half of his first game. Smith’s game 2 starts with a strike, 2-5-6 spare, double, 7 pin spare, double, 3-6-9 spare, and strikes out for 236 and 456 after 2 and now he has a 51 pin lead! Game 3 Lefty Smith leaves a 10 pin and spares, then goes high and leaves the 4-7 and gets 1 for an open, Riegler doubles, Smith leaves an 8 pin and spares then goes 7 spare in the 4th, Riegler strikes then covers the 10 pin and in 4 frames has picked up 30 of the 50 pins he is down. Smith doubles in the 5th and 6th, Riegler matches, Smith leaves the 7 pin and misses it and then strikes, Riegler tacks on two more strikes and the match is his to win as he now has the lead! Both bowlers open the 9th Smith leaves the 2-4-6-10 and gets 2 – Riegler the 2-8-10 and gets 2, Smith has to strike out to have any hope and carries the first one – Riegler leaves the 10 pin, Smith strikes on the second shot and Riegler misses the 10 for a 223 game, Smith needs 5 for a tie 6 to win and gets a strike to shoot 177 and 633 and hang on to win by 5 pins. Riegler who attempted a great come from behind win after a dismal second game falls short and is out knocked out of the tournament. Smith will get to try to win 3 matches next week to see if he can make it to the money rounds!
|Riley Smith||633||vs||Tucker Riegler||628|
Mike LuGrain vs Luke Althaus 8 pm Lane 11&12
Last Loser’s bracket match to review for tonight…. LuGrain starts out with a turkey, 3-6-10 spare, 2-5 and gets 1 for an open, strike, 3-6-7-10 split and gets 2 for an open, 2 pin spare, 2-4-5 and leaves the 4 for and open, strike in the 1oth and then a 5 count wash out and covers it for 176. Althaus goes 3-6 and gets 1 for an open, double, bucket for a spare, turkey, 7 pin spare, 8 pin spare, 10 pin spare and 8 for 211 and a 35 pin lead after game 1. Althaus is on the struggle bus the second game, starting with a 7-10 split for an open, strikes, misses the 10 pin, strikes, misses the 7 pin then misses the 10 pin again for back to back opens, a turkey to salvage the game a bit and then a 2-4-5-7 spare and strike for 170. LuGrain goes strike, 2-4-5-7 spare, 10 pin spare, 5 bagger with the last one collapsing the pins after going through the face, 7 pin spare, 10 pin spare and 6 for 233 and a 28 pin lead after 2. Game 3 starts and both leave the 10 pin LuGrain misses his, Althaus picks his up. LuGrain covers the 10 in the second, Althaus strikes, both strike in the third, LuGrain covers the baby split, Althaus strikes again, both strike in the 5th, and Althaus again in the 6th for a 5 bagger, while LuGrain leaves the 4-6-10 split and gets 2 for an open, and Althaus has fought back for the lead. LuGrain strikes in the 7th and Althaus covers the 10 pin, LuGrain leaves the 7 pin and spares, and Althaus leaves another 10 and covers it, Lugrain goes 2 pin spare, Althaus covers the 10 3 times in a row. LuGrain strikes out and Althaus covers the 10 for a fourth frame in a row and 7 more pins and his 233 finish and after the missing 3 single pins in the 2nd game – he covers 5 ten pins the last game to win 614 – 595 over LuGrain. LuGrain is out of the tournament because he just couldn’t put strikes together the last game and had a couple open frames. Athaus spare game redeems itself for the win and he is our last covered match for Hell Week.
|Mike LuGrain||595||vs||Luke Althaus||614|
Dennis Pergande vs Andy Oertel 8 pm Lane 5&6
Pergande has a rough start – leaves the 4-7 and takes one for an open, strike, 3 pin spare, strike, 10 pin spare, goes high and leaves the 2-4 and spares, strike, misses the 7 pin, strikes in the 9th and then misses 7 pin in the 10th for a 163 start. Oertel strikes a lot the first game going 4 bagger, 3-6-10 spare, strike, split for an open, turkey and 9 spare for 232 start and a 69 pin lead. Oertel goes 9 pin spare, 2-8-10 split for an open, back to back 4 pin spares, double, 2 pin spare, 10 pin spare, turkey and 9 for 212 and 444 after 2. Pergande starts to rock the pocket the 2nd game – starting with a strike, 7 pin spare, 4 bagger, 2-4-7 spare and strikes out for 257 and 420 after 2 picking up most of the 69 pin deficit he had after the first game. Pergande starts with a double and down 24 pins, Oertel moves deeper on the lane sweeping the ball out to the gutter and back in and leaves a light 7 pin and spares, then covers back to back 10 pins, Pergande leaves the 4-6-7 split for an open and he is back to 26 pins down, then strikes in the 4th and 5th, while Oertel goes high and leaves the 4 pin and spares, then strikes, when both strike in the 6th and 7th, the match is down to 16 pins – with Pergande behind. Pergande strikes in the 8th and Oertel leaves a 10 and misses it, the 9th has Pergande striking again and has the advantage, Oertel leaves another 10 pin but covers this one and when Oertel doesnt strike in the 10th – leaving the 2 pin the match is over – Pergande needs only count and strikes out rolling a 265 the last game and 522 the last two games ofr a 685 series to best young Oertel’s 203 and 647 finish. Oertel moves to the losers bracket and will wait for the 6 pm matches to complete to see who he will bowl. He now needs to win 2 matches next week to stay in the tournament – Pergande is one of 8 left in the Winners Bracket. Great match between this two.
|Dennis Pergande||685||vs||Andy Oertel||647|
So we are half way through the field, 8 left in the Winners bracket – Dennis Pergande, Jason Lanser, Dan Moore, Heath Kohl, Stephen Habel, Tyler Kohl, Bob Hochrein and Andy Ehrlich. Congrats! There are 24 left in the Losers Bracket. If you can survive Hell Week next week – you earn a check! Good Luck to All!
May you have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving! Take the time and thank someone for being a part of your life. It’s the best gift you can give them.
This is the first Elimination week for the 2016 Budweiser Big 10 tournament. 16 Bowlers end their championship dream and in another week the field will be cut in half…. but back to this week and some of the more exciting matches.
Brandon Marvel vs Rick Jacobs 6 PM Lanes 7&8
This was a high scoring match between a new comer and a veteran to the tournament. Marvel starts with a 6 bagger, 10 pin spare and strikes out for 279. Jacobs goes 4 bagger, 3-6-9-10 spare, strike, 4 pin spare, strike, 4-7-10 split for an open, strike and 9 for 213. Down 66 pins Jacobs mirrors Marvels first game by starting with a 6 bagger, 4 pin spare and strikes out for 279 and 492 after 2 games, Marvel goes turkey, 10 pin spare, strike, 4-7 spare, 2 pin spare, double, 3-6-10 spare and 9 for 224 and 503 after 2 games and an 11 pin lead. Game 3 Jacobs continues to strike, starting with a 4 bagger, Marvel goes strike, 3-10 split and 1 pin for an open , strike, 6-7-10 split and none for another open but then comes back with a double, Jacobs makes the match closer after taking the lead by missing a 10 pin in the 5th, then leaves the 3-6-7-10 split and covers it, then covers the 10 pin, Marvel leaves the 3-6 and spares then covers the 6-10. Jacobs leaves a 4 pin and spares then picks up the 10 pin. Marvel needs to strike out and leaves the 7 in the 9th and then strikes out for 187, Jacobs needs only a few pins and strikes and then picks up the 3-4-10 split for 214 and a big come from behind win. His 214 gives him 706, Marvel can’t hang on to win and his 187 finish nets him 690 and he is out of the tournament. Even though Marvel started with 15 of 17 strikes he never quit. Great job Rick!
|Brandon Marvel||690||vs||Rick Jacobs||706|
Jeremy Cook vs Jay Lanser 6 PM Lanes 5&6
Cook starts us out by striking every time on the even lane but the 11th frame, he spares the 5 pin in the 1st, 9 pin, 3-6-10, 10 pin and the 6-10 in the ninth, in the 11th he covers the 9 pin for a Dutch 200 game, Lanser manages a pair of doubles in his first game, picks up the 3-10 split in the 1st, covers the 4, opens in the 5th with a 3-10 split and gets one, opens in the 8th leaving the 3-6 and getting only one, pair of spares for 189. Game 2 he strings a 4 bagger, misses the 6 pin, doubles, 10 pin spare, strike, 7 pin spare strike for 226. Cook goes strike 7 pin spare, then finally strikes on the left lane to net him a turkey, 10 pin spare, 2-4-8-10 split and gets 3, strikes out for 234 and 434 after 2, Lanser has 415. Cook starts game 3 with a 1-3 spare, Lanser covers the 10, Cook strikes then misses the 10 pin, Lanser doubles, Cook covers the 10 then turkeys through 7, Lanser tacks on 4 more strikes for 6 in a row. Cook needs a strike in the 8th to stay in the match but leaves the 4-7 and spares, He needs help from Lanser to win but Lanser doubles in the 8th and 9th and his open in the 10 doesn’t matter. Cook strikes in the 9th and 10th finishing with a 212 but its not enough to fend off Lanser who strings 8 strikes for the win – 255 – 670 to Cook’s 646. Cook exits the tournament early for the first time in a long time. Lanser has a great come from behind win and will battle on next week
|Jeremy Cook||646||vs||Jay Lanser||670|
Stephen Habel vs Dan Kasper 7 PM Lanes 1&2
Habel starts this match with a strike, 9 pin spare, strike, 2-4-5-7 and gets only 2, strike, 7 pin spare, pair of 10 pin spares, strike and ends on an open the 2-4-10 split getting only 1 for a 172 start. Kasper opens the first with a 3-9-10 split and gets 2, strikes, 1-3 and gets 1, gets a turkey with a brooklyn in the middle, 1-3-6 spare, double and then misses the 10 pin the 10th for 191 but has a 19 pin lead. Game 2 he goes strike, 8 pin spare, 7 pin spare, trio of 10 pin spares, 2-4-10 split and gets none for an open, strike, 4 pin spare, 3-6-7 spare and a strike for 177 and 368 after 2. Habel goes back to back splits for opens leaving the 6-7 and getting 1, then the big 4 and gets 1, double, 2-4-8 spare, turkey, 4 pin spare, then leaves the 2-4-5 and gets only 1 for a 187 game 359 after 2. Habel starts game 3 with a turkey and being down 9 quickly turns that around when Kasper leaves the 10 and misses it, then strikes and leaves 2 more 10’s but covers both. Habel carries a brooklyn in the 4th and strikes again in the 5th for a 5 bagger, Kasper doubles in the 5th and 6th. Habel leaves the 6 pin and spares. Kasper leaves his 8th 10 pin of the match and covers then strikes. Needing help from Habel he doesn’t get it throws 4 in a row and ends his night with a split but the win his 267 finish is too much for Kasper who leaves another single pin in the 9th and doubles in the 10th for 203. Kasper leaves 12 single pins and can not hold off Habel who strikes big with the win. 267 – 626 to Kasper 203 – 571. Kasper who was in the winner’s bracket will fight on next week. Habel stays in the winners bracket and is on the short path to the Big 10 title!
|Stephen Habel||626||vs||Dan Kasper||571|
Doug Dammann vs Jason Lanser 7 PM Lanes 3&4
Another winner’s bracket match Dammann starts with a double, 9 spare, 7 bagger 9 spare for 268. Lanser goes double, pair of 9 spares, strike 9 spare, double 9 spare strike 7 and 2 for 216. Game 2 Lanser goes strike, gets 8 and misses the spare, then rips of a 6 bagger, pair of spares for 232 and 448 after 2. Dammann went turkey, three spares, double and a pair of spares for 222 and 490 after two. Game 3 Dammann is up 42 pins. He starts us with a double, Lanser starts with a turkey, Dammann gets 8 and only covers 1, then doubles, Lanser gets a 7 spare, then turkeys, Dammann misses a single pin then rolls a turkey to get us to the 9th, Lanser covers a single pin and doubles in the 9th and 10th then picks up a single pin for 245 and 693, Dammann who needs a mark to win leaves the 7-10 split and gets 1 for a 199 and 689 and the loss. Lanser stays clean for the win and strings enough strikes to get the narrow win. Dammann who missed a few spares earlier almost had enough to hold on for the one but the unlucky break of leaving the 7-10 split knocks him out of the winners bracket. Lanser has a great come from behind win and is on the short path to the championship.
|Doug Dammann||689||vs||Jason Lanser||693|
Tom Kramer vs Corey Schultz 7 PM Lanes 9&10
Kramer starts this match with a strike, 2-4 spare, strike, 7 pin spare, strike, High cross over strike, and adds another flush strike for a turkey, 7 pin spare, 4-7 spare, double and 8 for 225. Schultz goes 5 bagger, 9 pin spare, 4-7 spare, strike, 4-10 split for an open strike and 10 pin miss for 224 and down a pin. Schultz starts game 2 with a 10 pin spare, 4 bagger, 2-8 spare, strike, 6-10 spare, strike, leaves the bucket and gets 3 for 216 and 440 after 2. Kramer throws the first 8 in a row, 7 pin spare, double and 9 for a 278 game and 503 after 2 games and has a 63 pin lead. Game 3 Kramer spares the first frame, Schultz leaves the bucket and only gets 2 for an open, then throws a strike, Kramer goes strike 7 pin spare, Schultz gets 2 more strikes, Kramer strikes then leaves a 9 pin and spares, Schultz throws two more strikes for a 5 bagger, Kramer gets a double, Schultz tacks on 2 more strikes and is within 20 pins of Kramer who opens in the 8th witha 4-10 split, then loads up in the ninth with a strike, Schultz strikes in the 9th and has strung 8 strikes. And the match is TIED, if they both strike out we have a roll off. Schutlz leaves a 4 pin and spares, and Kramer strikes to narrowly hang on for the win, Schultz almost pulls off one of the biggest come from behind wins this year but falls short – his 257 697 is not enough to knock off past champion Tom Kramer who struck when he needed it and had only one open frame to roll 205 – 708 to win by 11 pins. Great bowling to both bowlers! Unfortunately for Schultz this loss knocks him out of the tournament.
|Tom Kramer||708||vs||Corey Schultz||697|
Shawn Timmerman vs Andy Oertel 8 PM Lanes 7&8
Last match of the night to cover – its a winner’s bracket match and Timmerman starts us with a double, 4-7 spare, strike, 10 pin spare, strike, 10 pin spare, 6-10 and gets one then dboule and 9 for 203. Oertel starts with a 4 bagger, 1o pin spare, strike, misses the 10 pin for an open, covers the 10, and strikes out for 237 and 34 pin lead. Game 2 he covers the 10 pin, then picks up the 4, , 2-8 spare, double, pair of 10 pin spares, turkey and 2-10 split for an open in the 11th for 222 and 459 after 2 games. Timmerman starts with a wash out for an open, strike, 2-5-8 spare, 7 pin spare, 6 pin spare, 5 bagger 10 pin spare to get a 226 and 429 after 2 and down 30. Game 3 Timmerman starts with a strike, Oertel leaves the 7-10 split for an open then strikes, Timmerman leaves a 4 and covers it then strikes, Oertel gets 2 more strikes, Timmerman leaves the 2-8 and spare then strikes, Oertel rolls 2 more strikes for a 5 bagger and extends his lead. Timmerman is not giving up adds on 2 more strikes for 3 in a row. Oertel leaves the 3-4-6-7 split and gets just 1 then strikes in the 8th, Timmerman racks off 2 more strikes and the match is within 10 pins, Oertel strikes in the 9th to keep the advantage, both strike in the 10th and Timmerman strikes in the 11th and when Oertel matches him the match is over. Timmerman tries to come back from 30 down with a great 256 game but its not enough as Oertel hangs on strikes when he needs it for a 238 and 697 set to best Timmerman’s 685 by 12 pins. a Great match by two young players!
|Shawn Timmerman||685||vs||Andy Oertel||697|
Well that’s it for this week – 16 players are gone from the tournament including past Champion Jim Johnson. Next week there are matches at 7 and 8 PM and another 16 bowlers will be knocked out of the tournament. Thanks to my helpers again this week – Andrew Gantebein, Steve Beck, Casey Hedrick, Tim Hedrick, Jim Leach – your help is greatly appreciated!
Have Veteran’s Day to all those that have served our country! My favorite veteran is my father Jim Vogt. Even though we thank them on the 11th remember to thank our vets all year long! My mom does this at the American Legion by collecting hotel soaps, shampoo and lotion bottles from her friends and family who travel and donating these to the VA hospitals. So next time you travel, think of the vets, take your own shampoo and donate!
Congrats to all the Winners! See you at the lanes next week
Week 2 is in the books and the field is down to 48. That means 16 bowlers dreams of being the 2016 Budweiser Big 10 Champion are over. 16 bowlers remain in the Winners Bracket and 32 in the Losers Bracket. Next week – week 3 – the field will have been cut in half! Matches are at 7 and 8 PM – see you there….. Greatest matches to be posted soon.
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