2018 Budweiser Big 10 Finals Week

Its finally here, the finals of the 2018 Budweiser Big 10 Championship Tournament!

Who will win Kevin Scheffert your winners bracket Champion or Dan Moore your Losers Bracket Champion?  We will check on them after we look at what happened earlier in the day with the Baker Team Tournament.

The Baker Team Tournament is a tournament where 5 bowler combine to bowl a single game, then repeat that 11 more times for a 12 game tournament.  If you have ever watched a High School or Collegiate Meet you have seen this exciting format.  This is how the format goes.  I will use my teammates names for simplicity.  I bowl the 1st and 6th frames, Cindy bowled the 2nd and 7th frames, Beco bowled the 3rd and 8th frames, Terry bowled the 4th and 9th frames and Steve bowled the 5th and all of the 10th frame.  You can change the order you bowl at any time during the start of a new game.  The tournament has always been a 12 team tournament and was expanded this year to 17 teams this year with hopes that it will grow and fill both sides.  Teams qualified by bowling one game on their starting lane, then switching with the team on their pair and bowling a full game on the other lane on their pair.  Then skipping one set of lanes and repeating on the next pair until they have completed 12 games.   The expanded field means more teams can qualify for the finals, in previous years 4 teams qualified, thankfully 8 teams qualified this year for bracket play!  8th place was 2499 – so it took 99 over to qualify this year.  The matches will be 2 game matches in the finals with each team bowling a complete game against their opponent on the pair they were assigned

In Round 1.   #4 DCS defeated 3. Sunset Lanes  #2 Lanser defeated #7 Fuzzy Nuts.  On the other side of the brack for round 1.   #4 FGC defeated #6 Last One.   #8 Creslanes defeated #1 Family Beer.

Round 2 #2 Lansers defeated DSC to move on to the championship match.  #5 FGC defeated Creslanes to get to the finals

Round 3 – The Championship round.

The Lansers team members were – Jason Lanser, Jerry Lanser, Justin Lanser, Ryan Duhme and Jeremy Cook

The FGC team members were – Dennis Pergande, Tom Bertjens, Tim Cole, Jason Robey and Clayton Cole

#5 FGC rolled a 223 game #2 Lansers a 219 game.  In game 2 both struggled Lansers bowled a 151 game and a 370 series, FGC struggled a bit too but comes out on top with a 181 game and a 404 2 game series and the 2018 Baker Team Championship!   Congratulations to all the qualified and especially to the FGC team!

Now on to the Finals of the 2018 Budweiser Big 10 championship Tournament.   Dan Moore must defeat Kevin Scheffert twice to be crowned champion.  Dan was in this same situation a few years back and forced a second match, he then lost the 2nd match and was runner up, not what he wanted but still a great tournament.   The crowd was pretty big this year, some of the bowlers from the Baker Tournament hung out to see who would be champion.  The Budweiser Crew was in attendance, Gary Fagan the Big 10 photographer and Jim Leitner from the Telegraph Herald.  Now on to the first Match!

Kevin Scheffert vs Dan Moore     Lanes 7&8      7 pm

Scheffert has an up and down start to game 1, he starts with the 3-6-10 and chops the 3 off for an open in the 1st, then doubles, leaves the 3-4-6-7 split and covers only the the 3-6 for another open.  Then gets some light shakers to go and turkeys in the 5th – 7th, ending that string with another split – the 3-4-6-7-10 getting only the 6-10 for a third open, he strikes out in the 9th and 10th for a 199 rolling 9 strikes in the game but had 3 opens.  Moore (a left hander) starts the first game with a light shot and leaves the 3-9 and spares, then covers the 3 pin, he then changes balls and 4 bagger with a few nice light mixers, he leaves a 7 pin to end the string and covers it, then gets lucky and trips the 3 to get a strike in the 8th, adds another in the 9th for a double then comes in light again leaving the 3 pin spares and leaves a 4 pin for a nice 236 game and a 37 pin lead.

Game 2 Moore is the one that struggles, he starts with another ball change gets a brooklyn to start, then covers the 4 pin, uncharacteristically misses an 8 pin, strikes,  goes high and leaves the 4-7-10 split, 8 pin and spares this time, washes out and gets 3 for an open, another ball change and strikes, a mixer in the 9th for a double then a mixer for a double, leaves the 4-7 in the 10th and chops it for his 4th open in the game for a 157 game and 393 after 2.  Scheffert has the light strike going and starts with a 4 bagger, comes in light for a 2 pin spare, 10 pin spare, 4 bagger to finish the game and a 7 spare and his 255 – 454 tops Moore by 61 pins going into the last game.  The two missed spares cost Moore about 31 pins (assuming he strikes on the fill ball in the 10th)

Game 3 Scheffert goes first and covers the 7 pin, Moore doubles, Scheffert opens leaving the 2-4-10 and gets 2,  then strikes, Moore leaves the 2-4 and spares, then gets a brooklyn, Scheffert strikes twice to make a turkey, Moore rolls 2 more strikes in the 5th and 6th for a turkey, Scheffert strikes in the 6th to make it 4 in a row and then goes high and leaves the 3-4-6-7-10 split and gets 3.  Moore strikes in the 7th and again in the 8th getting a light mixer and he has picked up 50 pins on Scheffert with a few frames to go.  Scheffert throws 2 solid shots in a row for a double in the 8th and 9th, Moore needs a double to force Scheffert to mark, but he doesnt get it he leaves a 9 pin the 9th and spares and covers the 7 pin the 10th and gets 9 for a 245 game and 638.  Scheffert finishes the match with a 3 pin spare and a strike for the Championship!  his 206 – 660 gets him the 2018 Budweiser Big 10 Championship.  Congratulations to both bowlers, this was an up and down match that could have gone either way.  Scheffert finishes the tournament UNDEFEATED!

Runner Up Dan Moore and Champion Kevin Scheffert

Here is a full prize list and winners

Hi Qualifier  $35 and a Budweiser Holiday Stein

Jason Lanser     1471

Hi Game       $15 and a Budweiser Holiday Stein

Colton Hedrick  300

Hi Series       $15 and a Budweiser Holiday Stein

Brett Besler        781

9th – 12th Place finishers    $75 and a Budweiser Holiday Stein

Keith McDermott

Jay Lanser

Brett Besler

Bobby Petsche

7th – 8th Place finishers      $100 and a Budweiser Holiday Stein

Josh Orr

Tyler Kohl

5th – 6th place finishers      $125 and a Budweiser Holiday Stein

Steve Beck

Rick Jacobs

4th Place                                 $225 and a Budweiser Holiday Stein

Jason Lanser

3rd Place                                 $325 and a Budweiser Holiday Stein

Ryan Kase

2nd Place                                $650 and a Budweiser Holiday Stein

Dan Moore

2018 Budweiser Big 10 Champion $1300 and a Budweiser Holiday Stein

Kevin Scheffert

2018 Budweiser Big 10 Champion Kevin Scheffert

 

 

2018 Budweiser Big 10 Losers Bracket Championship Week

Budweiser Big 10 fans – its one week before the finals.  Who will win out the Mini Hell week and face Kevin Scheffert next week in the finals of the Big 10 Championship?  Rick Jacobs, Jason Lanser, Steve Beck, Ryan Kase or Dan Moore.

Rick Jacobs vs Jason Lanser – Jacobs starts with 206 and 223 – 429 after 2 games.  Lanser goes 233 and 214 – 447 after 2.  Jacobs rolls 4 strikes the last game, 2 of them for a double, 5 single pin spares and stayed clean for 201, Lanser rolled 9 strikes and left 3 single pins and was clean also for a 249 game Lanser wins 696 to Jacobs 632.  Jacobs finishes in a tie for 5th and 6th with the loser of the next match – Lanser will bowl round two against the Winner of the next match.

Ryan Kase vs  Steve Beck – Kase rolls a 219 the first game – Beck goes 248.  Game 2 rolls reverse and Kase has the higher game of 223 with 2 opens and a 6 bagger, Beck nets 183 with no doubles and an open in the 10th.  Kase is up by 11 going into the last game.  The last game they start the same strike spare, then Kase takes off and rolls a 4 bagger, hitting ’em thin and watchin’ em spin.  Beck was clean again the last game until the 10th, only carried 3 strikes he nets a 181, while Kase is clean til the 11th, rolling a big double in the 9th and 10th to shut Beck out.  His 231 – 673 finish knocks 2 time past champion Beck out of the tournament with a 612 series.  He finishes in a tie for 5th and 6th with Jacobs.

Jason Lanser vs  Ryan Kase  –  Both bowlers came off pretty big wins, but we move to a fresh pair.  Game 1 Lanser 2 doubles and a clean game and gets 213.  Kase misses a 10 pin and has a split for 2 opens, he finishes the game with a 5 bagger and 7 count for 212 and 1 pin down.  Game 2 Kase leaves the 2-10 split and misses both, he rattles off 4 9 spares in a row and then finally in the 6th frames gets a strike and turns it into a turkey, 9 spare and strikes out in the 1oth for 214.  Lanser has 2 splits for opens, a 5 bagger and a double for 217.  The match is 430 for Lanser to 426 for Kase.  Lanser starts with a spare, Kase doubles and takes the lead.  Lanser goes strike spare, Kase spare strike, Lanser splits for an open and then spares, Kase tacks on 2 more strikes for a turkey, Lanser goes spare and strike, Kase strikes in the 7th and looks to have a 50 pin lead, then leaves the 10 pin in the 8th and misses it.  Lanser jumps on the open and gets 2 more strikes catching a break on a Brooklyn in the 9th for a turkey and gets himself back in the match.  Kase comes up light in the 9th leaving the 2-4-8-10 and gets only 2.  Kase strikes in the 10th and then gets a 9 spare for a 213 game and 639 series.  Now he sits and watches as his fate is in the next toss by Lanser, who makes a good shot but its a solid 10 pin, he spares and leaves another 10 pin for a 205 game and 633 series.  Kase edges Lanser by 6 thin pins.  Lanser who is the second past champion ousted by Kase tonight finishes in 4th place.  Can Kase win 3 matches in one night to make it to the Championship match or will Dan Moore deny him this opportunity and send himself to the Championship match to get revenge on Kevin Scheffert?

Ryan Kase vs  Dan Moore – Game 1 Kase rolls 2 doubles and a 5 bagger but has 2 big splits for opens so only nets a 221 for his 9 strike effort.  Moore gets a brooklyn for a double, another double and a 4 bagger.  He also has 9 strikes but he is clean and rolls a 238 game.  Game 2 Moore goes double, back to back splits for opens, strike, spare, spare, washes out for an open, then when it seemed bleakest he found the pocket and struck out in the 9th and 10th for a 187 and 425 after 2. Kase went strike, 3 spares, double spare double and when he needed a spare or better yet a strike to put himself up by 30 or more he opens leaving the 2-4-8 and catches only 2 for a 201 game and 422 after 2 and down by 3 pins.  Game 3 both bowlers start with turkeys, Kase adds a 4th strike, while Moore misses the 7 pin the 4th, then strikes, Kase gets a 5th strike and has the lead, and maintains the lead when he leaves the 2-7-8 split but covers it.  Moore rolls 2 more strikes to make a turkey through the 7th.  Kase has back to back disaster frames leaving the 3-4-6-7 split and gets 2 for an open, then leaves the bucket and gets only 2 for back to back opens.  Moore who went from being down to open just by watching Kase bowl, strikes in the 8th then covers the 3-9 spare, Kase rolls a great shot and leaves the 7 pin and spares, strikes in the 10th then comes in light and leaves the 8 – 10 split for an open and a 208 game and 630 series.  Moore needs pins and gets a strike to get the win, he caps it off with 9 more and misses the 7 pin but it doesn’t matter. his 234 game and 659 series sends Dan Moore to the Championship Match!  Congratulations Dan!  Dan took the 2nd easier route to the championship match as his only loss came when he bowled Kevin Scheffert in the championship round and lost by only 2 pins.  This should be a great finals next week.  Kase has his best finish yet in the Budweiser Big 10 Championship tournament and was a couple frames short of making the finals, he bowled well during the tournament and nets himself the 3rd place check.  Congrats on a great tournament!

So that is it – one week to go.  Matches are at 7 and 8 pm on Saturday.  I am looking forward to a fantastic finals!  Good luck to Scheffert and Moore!  If Moore is able to outscore Scheffert the first match he will have to defeat him twice, so there could be a winner take all 2nd match!

Before the finals, stop down in the afternoon to watch the Baker Team Tournament – it has been expanded  this year and may grow to be 24 teams in the next year or two…..  The baker tournament is 5 person teams where each bowler bowls 2 frames each in a game.  So all 5 bowlers combine to bowl 1 game.  If you have not seen Baker team bowling on TV or at a High School or Collegiate meet then this is something you need to stop down and watch!  Its one of my favorite events all year!

Good luck to all and see you at the lanes!

Stephanie

2018 Budweiser Big 10 Championship Winners Bracket Champion

It’s Winners Bracket Championship week!  Who will win out and get a bye week next week?  Jason Lanser, Kevin Scheffert, Steve Beck or Dan Moore

7 Pm matches

Tyler Kohl defeats Jay Lanser, rolling a 205 his last game to win easily 598-534.  Lanser and losers of the next 4 matches finish in a Tie for 9th – 12th place

Rick Jacobs defeats Bobby Petsche.  Petsche tries to get the come from behind win and rolls a nice 223 game but Jacobs rolls a 216 and wins easily 665 – 617.

Brett Besler loses to Ryan Kase.  Kase starts big with a 266 and never really lets Besler get back in the match – Kase wins 669 – 559

Keith McDermott loses to Josh Orr, Orr was consistent rolling a 599 McDermott struggled til the last game but his 224 finish falls way short with his 520 series.

So Lanser, Petsche, Besler and McDermott cash in 9 – 12th place

Dan Moore vs Jason Lanser – Winners Bracket match.  Both struggle mightly the first game Moore nets an 8 pin advantage 156 – 148.  Moore rolls 245 the next game and adds 42 more pins to his lead when Jason Lanser rolls 203.  Last game is a strike fest for both, but that is not good news for Lanser as his 245 does not get him the come from behind win as Moore tops him by 3 shooting a 248.  Moore’s 649 tops Lanser’s 596 and puts him in the finals for the Winners Bracket Champion – bowling the winner of the next match

Steve Beck  vs Kevin Scheffert.  Beck starts slow but nets a 217, but he is down 28 pins with  Scheffert striking out of the gate and getting 245 his first game.  Scheffert stays hot and gets a 246 in game 2, a ball change does not help Beck as he struggles to strike and rolls a 189, down 85 pins Beck finally starts striking but its not enough, he leaves a couple single pins to get a 246 game, Scheffert does run into a little trouble but not enough to lose his lead he finishes with a 202 the last game and finishes with a 693, Beck’s 652 was second high in the Winners bracket but he loses to the one bowler that bowled better than him.   A few missed spares pushes him too far behind and he and Jason Lanser will have to win 3 times (a mini Hell Week) to try to make it to the Big 10 Finals.

Ryan Kase vs  Josh Orr, Orr strugglers all 3 games – has a nice tournament but loses to Kase 589 – 514.  Orr is bumped and finishes in a tie for 7th and 8th place.  Kase will bowl Beck next week and he also needs to win 3 to make the finals

Tyler Kohl vs Rick Jacobs – Losers bracket match – Kohl starts with 222 and 213 435 after 2.  Jacobs has a 181 start, then comes back with a 236 game 417 after 2 and down 18.  Kohl doesnt finish as well as he started and ends his tournament with a 182 – 617 series and finishes in a tie for 7th and 8th.  Jacobs manages another big finish the last game to get the come from behind win – his 236 finish and 649 series earns him the right to bowl in the Mini Hell week next week.

Dan Moore vs  Kevin Scheffert – Winners Bracket Championship match

Moore starts with 211 and 202 – 413 after two games, Scheffert starts with a 245 and then drops to a 182 and is up just 14 pins going into the last game.  Game 3 Moore rolls first and strikes, Scheffert Strikes on his turn and then a 4-8 and gets 1 for an open.  Moore strikes on his next two shots, Scheffert doubles on his next turn, Moore rolls 2 more strikes for a 5 bagger, Scheffert doubles on his next trip but he is down now.  Moore rolls strike #6 then leaves the 3 pin and spares, Scheffert gest a light mixer and a solid shot for a 6 bagger going into the 9th frame.  Moore strikes on the right lane again and again leaves a light 3 pin on the left lane and covers it.  Scheffert finishes first, he goes brooklyn in the 9th and leaves the 10 pin and spares, he has a 2 pin lead going into the 10th.  Scheffert strikes all 3 shots, Moore finishes by striking out also but by 2 thin Pins Scheffert is the WINNERS BRACKET CHAMPION!  Congratulations!  Moore is not out of the tournament but will have to bowl next week to try to get to get the Championship matches.

So Next week we have Lanser vs Jacobs, Beck vs Kohl, the winner of those matches will bowl each other.  The winner of that match will bowl Moore at 8 pm to determine the winners bracket champion

Good luck to all – matches next week start at 6pm

2018 Budweiser Big 10 Hell Week – Greatest Matches Highlights

Here are the greatest Highlights from Week 4 – Hell Week

Ryan Kase  vs   Dan Moore.  Kase starts with 234-203 = 437, Moore  213-212 = 425.  Kase rolls 215 his last game but Moore over takes him rolling a nice 249 game for a 674 – 652 win over Kase.  Moore will bowl next week to try to be the Winners bracket Champion, Kase will have to survive the Losers Bracket matches in order to make it to the championship matches.  Congrats to Moore!

Congrats go out to Jason Lanser, Steve Beck and Kevin Scheffert for winning their Winner’s bracket matches.   These guys along with Moore will compete for the Champion of the Winners bracket next week – matches at 7 and 8 PM

Matt Gantenbein  vs  Kody Klein.  Gantenbein has 422 after 2, Klein 435, Gantenbein nets the win late in the game with a 237-659 finish to Klein’s 203-638.  His come from behind means he gets to bowl again. Klein is out of the tournament in a match that came down to a few key shots

Colton Hedrick  vs  Adam Gross.  Hedrick rolls 212-214 for 426 after two.  Gross 215-248 for 463.  Up 37 he rolls a 200 game, but Hedrick strikes every frame for a 300 GAME and the win 726 – 663.  A nice emotional win for Hedrick who will need to regroup and bowl again at 7.  Gross runs into a buzz saw the last game and is out of the tournament.

Brett Besler   vs  Terry Cottrell.  Besler shoots 238-229 for 467 after 2, Cottrell goes 2014-214 and his 418 means he is down 49 pins.  Besler runs into trouble and bowls a 177 game, Cottrell comes up short missing a few key spares in the match – his 220 638 is 7 pins short of a win as Besler wins with his 644.  Besler will need to win twice more tonight to stay in the tournament.  Past Champion Cottrell is out.

Heath Kohl  vs  Casey Hedrick.  Last match to review from 6pm then we move to 8 pm as all of the 7 pm matches were won pretty easily.  Kohl rolls 190-201 for 391 after 2, Hedrick starts 158-223 for 381 Kohl is up by 10 but the match comes down to the 10 frame and who will cover a spare.  Hedrick opens and Kohl covers the 10 to win with a 194 – 585 to Hedrick’s 197 – 578.  Kohl will need to win two more matches to make the finals next week and survive Hell Week.

Justin Lanser  vs  Rick Jacobs.  Jacobs is in his 3rd match of the night starts with 197 – 267 for 464 after 2.  Lanser has 228 – 199 and 427 after 2.  Jacobs struggles his last game and the match comes down to the 10 frame – he rolls a 170 game and Lanser needs to strike out to win and leaves a single pin in the 11th to fall short.  HIs 201 – 628 falls 6 pins short as Jacobs hangs on with a 634 series.  Jacobs will cash will need to win 5 more matches in the next two weeks to make the finals!  Great match guys!

Keith McDermott  vs  Heath Kohl.  McDermott goes 221-183 for 404 for 2.  Kohl 183 – 197 for 380.  Last game McDermott rolls a 208 and 612 and wins by 2 pins as Kohl falls short of a come from behind win with his 230 – 610 finish.  Kohl missed a few spares and left behind pins for splits and spares that would have give him the win.  Kohl misses the money cut, McDermott survives the gauntlet by winning all 3 of his matches and is in the money.  He like Jacobs and Brett Besler won all three of their matches tonight to survive!  Each will need to win 5 more matches to have a chance to bowl in the finals.  Good luck to all 12 bowlers next week!

Reminder matches are at 7 and 8 pm

This new abbreviated version of the Greatest matches is in response to not being able to find scorekeepers for ALL of the matches.  Hope you all had a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving – see you at the lanes!

Stephanie

2018 Budweiser Big 10 – Greatest Matches Week 3

I wanted to mention a few matches from last week that were great come from behind wins or narrow misses.

Jeremy Cook   vs   Steve Biver.  Cook had 439 after two games, Biver 416, Biver shoots 222, Cook struggles to a 165 and Biver takes the match 638 – 604.  A nice come from behind victory!

Austin Camp   vs   Zach Althaus.  Camp had 423 after two games, Althaus 471, Althaus shoots a 198 but its not enough to net the win as Camp rolls a 266 to get the win 689 – 669 – nice come back!

Marcus Henry   vs   Josh Einsweiller,  Henry has 410 after 2, Einsweiller has 389, Henry rolls a 193, but Einsweiller passes him with a 225 3rd game and wins 614 – 603.  Congrats on the nice come from behind win!

Jerome Lang  vs  Rick Jacobs.  Lang 409 after the first 2, Jacobs 461.  Down 52 Lang rolls a 206 game and comes up just short as Jacobs struggles in game 3 but gets the win with a 163 game and 624 series, Lang comes up short with a 615.  Congrats to Jacobs the big second game carries him through to the next round!

Josh Orr   vs   Jay Lanser.   Orr has 455 after two, Lanser just 399.  Orr shoots 192, its just enough as Lanser bowls well in game 3 but comes up short witha 235 – 634 finish, Orr gets the win with his 647.  This was a Winners bracket match so both bowlers bowl on – Lanser moves to the Losers bracket

Have a great week!

2018 Budweiser Big 10 – Greatest Matches Week 2 Full Blog

Elimination Week, the first one of the season.  1/4 of the field will exit the tournament early.  There were so many good close matches this week, I will be typing in shifts to get most of these reviewed.  So stay tuned I will review the first 4 of 10 matches tonight these are all from the 6 pm Squad.

Bobby Geoerdt   vs    Jeremy Cook        Lanes 7 & 8     6 PM

Goerdt starts the night picking up the 3-10 split, double, 2-4-8-10 split and gets 2, strike, 8-10 split and gets 1, pair of single pin spares, strike 10 pin spare strike for 179.   Cook leaves the 2-5 and chops itm, strings a 7 bagger with a brooklyn in the middle, split in the 9th for an open, 2-4-8-10 split and gets 2 for another open and with 7 strikes and no spares shoots a 224.  Game 2 Cook goes strike, 3-10 spare, 2-8-10 for an open getting 2, turkey, 10 pin spare, 4 pin spare, double and picks up the bucket for 211 and 435 after 2.  Goerdt goes strike 10 pin spare, double, 10 pin spare, turkey, washout and gets 3 for an open, 2-8 spare and 7 for 207 and 386 after 2 and down 49 pins.  Goerdt leaves the 6-9 and gets 1 for an open, then covers the 7 pin, Cook picks up a washout then gets a light mixer for a strike, Goerdt doubles, Cook goes 10 pin spare and strike, Goerdt trips the 2 pin for a strike and the rolls a solid shot to make a 4 bagger, Cook picks up the 4-7, then leaves the Big 4 and gets 2 and the match is within 10 pins with Cook still hanging on to the lead.  Goerdt leaves a 10 and spares then leaves a washout and opens getting 3.  Cookpicks up back to back 10s to keep his lead.  Both strike in the 9th, Goerdt doubles in the 10th and gets 9 to finish with a 222 and forces Cook to mark.  Cook comes in light and leaves a 2 pin and covers it up he gets 5 on the fill shot to win the match by 5 pins finishing with a 178 and 613 series, to hang on to the win and stay in the tournament.  Congrats!  Goerdt almost gets a great come from behind victory falling just 5 pins short.  Unfortunately for all of the 6 pm matches the loser exits the tournament.  Great job of pushing til the end but Goerdt is done.

Tony Hingtgen   vs   Jerome Lang       Lanes 5 & 6      6 PM

Hingtgen starts us out with a 4 bagger, 10 pin spare, strike, 3-6-10 spare, 10 pin spare, double, Big 4 and gets 1 for a 231 game.  Lang goes strike, 4 pin spare, 10 pin spare, 4-10 split and gets 1,  2-8-10 split and gets 1, 5 bagger 10 pin spare for 213.  Game 2 Lang goes strike spare, 5 bagger, misses a 10 pin, turkey and 9 for a 246 game and 459 after 2.  Hingtgen goes strike, 2 spares, strike, trips the 2-8 forward for a double, covers the 10, Washes out and gets 4 for an open, 10 pin spare, double and 10 pin spare for 201 and 432 after 2.  Hingtgen is down 27.  Game 3 Hingtgen goes strike, 4-7 spare to start, Lang doubles, Hingtgen trips a 4 for a strike, then throws a solid shot for a strike, Lang leaves the 3-6-10 and spares, Big 4 and gets 2 for an open, Hingtgen rolls 2 more solid shots for strikes, Lang goes strike, 10 pin spare, Hingtgen has just taken the lead and leaves the Big 4 and gets 2, then strikes, Lang strikes in the 7th and 8th and has about a 10 pin lead.  Hingtgen strikes in the 9th for a double, Lang follows up his 2 strikes with a light strike for a turkey.  Hingtgen strikes in the 10th and Lang leaves a 4 pin and spares, Hingtgen needs a strike for the win and leaves the 4-7 and spares for 230 and 662, Lang needs good count and gets 9 for the win, rolling a 209 668  to win by 6.  This was a great match in that both bowlers did what they could with the frames where they split or washed out.  Taking max pins on bad shots put both in a good place to win the match.  Unfortunately for Hingtgen its his second loss and he also exits early.

Luke Althaus    vs   Cory Deutmeyer    Lanes  1 & 2      6 PM

Luke starts out with a 2 pin spare, 2-8-10 split and gets 2, strike, 4 pin spare, double, 2-8-10 split and gets 2 again, strike, bucket and gets 3, strike 10 pin miss for 168.  Cory starts with a 4 bagger, 10 pin spare, strike, 5-9 spare, strike, 9 pin spare, 7 pin spare and strike for a 228 and a 60 pin lead.  Game 2 Cory goes 10 pin spare, strike, 2-4-8-10 split and gets 3, 2-4-10 split and gets 1, double, 2 pin spare, 9 pin and misses it, strikes, 2-8 spare and 9 for 172 and 400 after 2.  Luke goes turkey, 2-8 spare, 10 pin miss, turkey, 7-10 split and 1, 2-8-10 split and gets 2 for a 201 and 369 after 2 – down 31 and cuts his deficit in half.  Game 3 both start with a turkey, Luke leaves the bucket and spares in the 4th, Cory leaves the 3-6-10 and gets 2 for an open, Luke leaves the 2-4 and misses both for an open, Cory covers the 10 pin, Lukes strikes the next two frames, Cory misses the 10 pin , the covers the 6, Luke tacks on 2 more strikes for a 4 bagger, Cory covers the 2 pin and strikes and Luke is in the lead.  Both strike in the 10th, so it comes down to the shot in the 11th, Luke leaves the 7-10 split and misses both, if Cory strikes he wins, but leaves a 5 pin and spares.  Luke Althaus comes back from 60 down to win the match with a 238 607 finish, Cory Deutmeyer comes up just short, both bowlers had some key open frames later in the match that could have made this swing one way or the other.  Althaus strung more strikes in the end to net the Win – Congrats!  Deutmeyer is the third bowler this shift to come up short by 6 pins or less and exits the tournament.

Terry Cottrell    vs    Charlie Ties     Lane  9 & 10     6 PM

Past Champion Cottrell starts the first game strike, back to back 4 pin spares, strike, 10 pin spare, 4 pin spare, misses the 10, doubles and ends the game with a 4-6-7 split and gets 2 for 181.  Ties goes 4 bagger, 2-8-10 split and gets 2, then 3-6-9-10 and gets none, double, 4 pin spare, turkey for 220.  Game 2 strike, 2-8-10 split and gets 2, strike, 10 pin spare, strike, 2-10 split and gets 1, misses the 10 pin, strike, 10 pin spare, 8-10 split and gets 1 for 152 and 372 after 2.   Cottrell goes 7 pin spare, strike, 4-6-7 split and gets 2, double, 7 pin spare, strike, 2-8 spare, 2 pin spare, 4 pin spare and strike for 195 and 376 after 2 and up by 4.  Both start with a strike the 3rd game, Cottrell doubles his up, Ties leaves the 3 and spares, then rolls a turkey, Cottrell goes 10 pin spare, strike, 2-8 spare and Ties is back in the lead. Cottrell strikes in the 6th, Ties the 2-8 spare, then leaves the 4-7-10 split and gets 2, Cottrell leaves the 4-7 and spares then covers the 2 pin and gets the lead back when Ties misses 6-10 split completely, Ties covers the 7 in the 9th, Cottrell strikes, Ties doubles and gets 9 to finish with a 201 game and 573 series.  Cottrell needs 9 spare to win and gets a strike and the match is his.  He finishes by picking up the 10 pin and getting 217 and 593 to win by 20 and stay in the tournament.  Ties has been a tough competitor over the years but is bumped early this year with just too many open frames to come up with the win.  Cottrell was tough after the 3rd frame of the 2nd game, staying clean the rest of the night to get the Win.

Shout out to Kody Klein who smashed the pins tonight – rolling 30 strikes, 2 splits for opens, 3 spares for a nice 245-256-278 = 779 series

Riley Smith   vs   Cory Schultz       Lanes 7 & 8      7 pm

Smith starts with a 6 pin spare, strike, 6 pin spare, strike, 6 pin spare, 5 bagger, 3-6-7-9 split and 3 for 235.  Schultz goes strike 4 pin spare, strike, 10 pin spare, 2-8 spare, 4 pin spare, strike, misses the 7 , 3-6-10 spare and leaves the bucket and gets 2 for a 171.  2nd game he goes 4 pin spare, 4 bagger, 2 pin spare, and strikes out for 269 and 440 after 2.  Smith goes double, 6-10 and gets 1, strike, 7 pin spare, 3-6-9-10 and gets 3, 3-6-7-9 split for 3, turkey 9 spare for 188 and 423 after 2 and down 17 pins.  Both start game 3 with a strike, Schultz strikes again, Smith washes out but spares, then chops the 2-4-7-8 for an open.  Schultz almost leaves the 7-10 but kicks out the 10 and covers the spare, then a 2-5 spare.  Smith goes 3 pin spare and turkey through 7 frames.  Schultz doubles, 9 pin spare, and has increased his lead by 10 pins.  Smith covers the 10 in the 8th, Schultz leaves the 2-8-10 split and gets 2 then strikes, Smith strikes in the 9th and 10th and Schultz leaves the 2-4-7-8 and spares, now if Smith strikes he can win, Schultz gets 9 and a 201 game and 641 series, Smith gets 9 and the match over his 211 and 634 falls 7 pins short of a win and is bumped from the tournament. Schultz’s big second game is enough  to net him the win tonight!

Ben Cottrell    vs    Chris Pfab      Lanes 5 & 6      7 pm

Cottrell starts with a strike, Greek Church and gets 3, double, 9 pin spare, 6 pin spare, 4 pin spare, turkey, 4 pin spare for a 212.  Pfab goes double, 10 pin miss, 4-6-7 split and 2 ,turkey, 2-8 spare, Brooklyn, then two more strikes and 9 for a 223 and a 11 pin lead.  Game 2 he goes double, 9 pin spare, 6 bagger and ends the game with a 4-9 split and gets 1 for an open and 245 for 468 after 2.  Cottrell  starts with 4 spares, 6 bagger and a 9 pin spare for a 244 and 456 down 12 now.  Game 3 both start with a strike, Pfab strikes in the 2nd, 2-8-10 and gets 2 for an open, Cottrell leaves the 3–10 and gets none then carries a light mixer, then a 2 pin spare, and 5 pin spare through 5.  Pfab misses a 10 pin and the strikes and then picks up the 10.  Cottrell does the same and then carries a light strike and gets a Brooklyn, Pfab strikes then leaves the 3-6 and gets 1, Cottrell is now in the lead.  Both leave the 10 pin in the 9th, Pfab gets his, Cottrell misses his, now the match is down to about 5 pins with Pfab back in the lead.  Both strike in the 10th, Pfab leaves a 4 pin and covers it, Cottrell needs a strike for the win but gets 9 and the match is over his 178 – 634 falls 6 pins short of a win.  Pfab rolls a 172 -640 and does just enough the last game to net the win.  He remains in the tournament on the long road to the championship and Cottrell is bumped early.

Justin Lanser   vs   Keith McDermott      Lanes 1 & 2    7 pm

Lanser starts with a pair of spares, turkey, 2 more spares, big 4 and gets 2, 4 pin spare, strike, washout and gets 4 for a 200 game.  McDermott goes spare turkey, 3-6-10 spare, double, 10 pin spare, double 4 pin spare for a 235 game and a 35 pin lead.  Game 2 he doubles to start, 5 pin spare, 3-6-10 spare, double, back to back 10’s for spares, strike 4-7 spare and 7 more for a 211 game and 446 after 2.  Lanser goes 4 bagger, 4 pin spare, turkey, 9 pin spare, double and 9 for a 257 and 457 after 2 and an 11 pin lead.  Game 3 both start with a spare and a strike, McDermott leaves the 4 and spares, Lanser leaves the 4–10 and gets 2 for an open, he covers the 4 next, McDermott doubles and leaves the 3-6 and spares, Lanser gets the next 4 strikes, McDermott strikes then leaves a 10 and misses it, Both strike in the 9th and McDermott strikes out in the 10th for 216 and when Lanser gets 9 in the 10th the match is his, he spares and strike to win by 22.  684 – 662.  McDermott only has 1 open frame, the 10 pin he missed late, Lanser had 2 opens both splits but was able to bunch his strikes together more to get the win.  Justin remains in the Winners bracket and will bowl the winner of the next match.  McDermott suffers his first loss of the year and will bowl Steve Breitbach Jr next week.  Good luck to all!

Kyle Wiest    vs    Ryan Kase     Lanes 9 & 10     7 pm

Wiest starts game 1 with a strike, 10 pin spare, turkey, 3-9-10 and gets 2, strike, spare, 4 bagger for 225.  Kase goes spare, 4 bagger, 10 pin spare, turkey, 7 pin spare strike for a 248 and up 23 pins.  Kase starts with a 5 bagger, 4 pin spare, double, 9 pin spare, 3 pin spare and strike for 247 and 495 after 2.  Wiest turkeys to start, misses a 10, double, 3-6 spare, 2-4-8 spare, turkey and 9 for a a 231 and 456 after 2.  Down 39 Wiest starts with a strike 10 pin spare, Kase misses the 10 pin, the covers the 3-6-10, Wiest doubles, Kase leaves the 6-10 and spares, then leaves the 3–6-10 and opens , Wiest adds 2 more for a 4 bagger through 6, Kase leaves the 6 and has his 3rd open of the game when he misses it then covers the 2-8.  Wiest is now in the lead and covers the 4 pin then goes high but picks up the 3.  Kase doubles in the 7th and 8th, both strike in the 9th, Wiest has the lead still and if he strikes out he shuts out Kase.  Kase strikes in the 10th,  Wiest goes high and leaves the 3-6-7-10 and gets 3 for an openfor a 216 game and 672 series, Kase gets 7 spare to finish the match with the win, with his 189 finish and 684 series.  Kase survives 6 rough frames but finishes strong and gets the mistake from Wiest to get the win.  This was a Winners bracket match so both bowlers bowl on.  Good Luck to Both

Heath Kohl   vs    Dan Moore       Lanes 9 & 10     7 pm

A winners bracket match – same pair as the previous match, Kohl goes 10 pin spare, double, 6 pin spare, 4 bagger, 4 pin spare back to back, strike for 237.  Moore goes 6 bagger, 3 pin spare, 4 bagger and 9 for a 278.  Moore is up 41 and starts with a turkey, 4-7 spare, strike, 2-4-6-7 split and gets 1, 6 pin spare, strike, 7 pin spare back to back and a strike  for a 201 and 479 after 2.  Kohl goes 7 pin spare, 10 pin spare, 4 bagger, 8 pin spare, turkey, 8 and 1 for 245 for 482 after 1 and now he is up by 3.  Kohl starts with the first 6 strikes in game 3, Moore goes strike, 4-7 spare, and 4 bagger through the 6th, Kohl leaves the 3-6-9-10 and gets only 3, Moore strikes, both strike in the 8th,  Moore gets another in the 9th, Kohl leaves the 10 pin and spares, both strike in the 10th and the match is over more finishes with a 269, Kohl struck out for a 244.  Moore strings an 8 bagger for a come from behind win with a 748 series, Kohl bowls well but the late open and the big finish by Moore sends Kohl to the Losers bracket and the 700 and lose club with a nice 726.  This was 2 really good matches on this pair and we are finally done with the 7 pm matches!

Zach Althaus   vs  Bobby Petsche      Lanes 7 & 8     8 pm

Althaus starts his night with a solid 8 pin and spares, 10 pin spare, 5 bagger, 3-10 split for an open, strike, spare and 9 for a nice 224 start.  Petsche starts his game with a high shot that trips the 4-9 for a strike, then adds 2 more strikes, 10 pin spare, 1-2-8 spare, strike, 2-4-8-10 split and gets 2, strike, 3-6-9-10 spare, strike spare for 202.  Game 2 is rough for both bowlers Petsche starts with 3-6-9-10 spare, 6 pin spare, strike 10 pin spare, 2-8-10 split for an open, 2 pin spare, 2-4-8-10 split and gets 3, 6-10 spare, strike and 3-4-6-7-10 split and gets 3 for a 155.  Althaus doesn’t fair any better he goes strike, 2-5 and gets 1, Bucket and gets 2, 7 pin spare, 10 pin spare, double, washout and gets none, 2 pin and misses it, 1-2-4-7 and spares and gets 9 for a 151 game and 375 after 2, he is up by 18 and Petsche has 357 after 2.  Althaus covers the 3-10 to start then gets a high strike, Petsche goes high again for the big 4 split and gets 2, then strikes, Althaus gets back to back splits, 4-6 and gets 1, 4-9 and gets 1 , Petsche goes back to back 10 pin spares, Althaus strikes then chops the 3-6 for an open, Petsche strikes then leaves a light 8 pin and spares, Althaus gets a Brooklyn, Petsche leaves the 2-8-10 and gets 2.  Althaus leaves the 3-6 and gets 1, Petsche leaves a wash out and spares. So after 8 frames Petsche is up by 2 pins he strikes in the 9th, Althaus spares the 2-4, Althaus leaves the 10 in the 10th and spares and gets a strike for 152, Petsche gets the win when he strikes out in the 10th for a 192 and 549 series,  Althaus rolls 527 and lose by 22.  This match easily could have gone either way Petsche had 6 opens – mostly splits, Althaus had 9 opens 3 were splits, 1 wash out the rest were pick-upable.  This was a winners bracket match so Althaus is still in it and will meet Austin Camp next week to try to remain in the tournament.

Lucas McDermott   vs   Chris Haack      Lanes 3 & 4      8 pm

Last match tonight, Lucas goes strike 3-6-9-10 spare, double, 1-2-4-8 spare, turkey, 1-2-4-8 and gets 2, 6-9 spare and strike for 208.  Chris goes 4 bagger, 4 pin spare, 5 pin spare, 3-6-10 spare, 4-7 spare, 3 spare, 5 spare and 8 for a 219 and he has an 11 pin lead.  Game 2 he starts with a 5 bagger, 6 pin spare, 6-10 spare, 3 spare, strike, 3-6 spare and 9 for a 235 for 454 after 2.  Lucas goes 4 pin spare, 2-5 spare, strike, 7 pin spare, 4 bagger, 4-6-7 split and gets 2, turkey for 223 and 431 after 2.  Down 23 Lucas starts with a double and spare, Chris picks up the 6 pin, 4 pin, 10 pin and 9 pin then finally strikes.  Lucas turkeys then leaves a flush 10 pin and spares, Chris leaves a 4 pin and spares then misses a ringing 10.  Lucas is in the lead now by 20, both strike in the 8th, Chris leaves a 10 in the 10th, Lucas gets another strike.  Chris strikes in the 10th but its too little when Lucas spares in the 10th covering the 9 pin, he gets none on the fill ball but it doesn’t matter his 226 finish and 657 series nets him the win over Haack who rolls 185 and 639.  McDermott gets a nice come back win to stay in the Winners Bracket.  Haack who just couldn’t get a strike the last game moves to the Losers bracket and will face Kody Klein who rocked a nice 779 series earlier in the night

Congrats to all that survived!   It was a crazy night of close matches!   Good luck to all next week, the field will be cut in half after next week.  Remember shifts are at 7 and 8 pm!  Get there early to get a good seat!

Stephanie

2018 Budweiser Big 10 Week 1 Greatest Matches

We’re Baaack!

Yep it’s that time of the year again, time to watch or participate in the 2018 Budweiser Big 10 Championship Tournament.  64 Bowlers competing to be the Last Man standing, who do you think will win.

So here we go, another season has started, we have rookies, past champions and those giving it a go for another year.  Let’s get it started…..

Heath Kohl   vs   John Biver    Lanes 3&4    7 PM

Kohl has a rough start to game 1, 10 pin miss, spare, 10 pin miss, strike, split for an open, Solid 8 pin spare, 10 pin spare (finally), turkey and 10 pin spare for a 183.  Biver goes 3-6-10 spare, 4 pin spare, double, 3 pin spare, 2-5 spare, turkey and finishes game 1 with spare and strike for 224 and a 41 pin lead. Biver starts game 2 with 6-10 and chops it for an open, strike, 9 pin spare, 7-10 split, 6 bagger, 3 pin spare for another 224 and 448 after 2.  Kohl starts game 2 with a 4 bagger, 2 pin spare, turkey, 3-6-10 spare, 2-8 spare, and 9  for a 243 game and 426 after 2, but down 22 pins going into the last game. Kohl starts game 3 with a 3-6-10 spare, 4 pin spare and a 4-7 spare, Biver rolls a turkey, then a 4 pin spare, Kohl leaves the 9 pin and spares and is now 40 pins down.  He strikes in the 5th and 6th, Biver chops the 3-6-9-10 for an open, then strikes, Kohl adds two more strikes for a 4 bagger, Biver covers the 3-6 and the 10 pin.  Kohl covers the 7 pin in the 9th, Biver covers the 4 pin.  The match is down to 1 pin separating both bowlers with Kohl having the advantage going into the 10th…. Kohl going first he leaves the 3-6-9-10 and spares, with the loss of pin count now advantage Biver.  Biver leaves the 2-5-8 and spares.  Now we are tied.  Kohl rolls first and gets 8, finishing with a 219 and a 645 series, Biver needs 8 to tie and 9 for the win…..  he gets 8 and we have the first roll-off of the year on the first shift of the year.  2 frames 9/10th frame roll off.  Heath strikes on his first shot, Biver comes up light for a 2 pin and spares, Biver then leaves a split in the next frame and when Kohl strikes the match is over and Heath Kohl wins the roll-off.  Biver is bumped to the losers bracket with a tough loss.  Kohl escapes with the win after a rough start but finishes strong in the match and the roll-off to net the win. What a way to start the season….

Phill Breitbach   vs   Tony Hingtgen     Lanes 7&8    7 pm

Phill starts game 1 with a strike, 10 pin spare, 4 bagger, back to back single pin spares, turkey and 9 miss for a 247 start.  Tony goes double, wash out and gets 2 for an open, double, 10 pin spare, turkey, 8 pin spare and strike for 220 and down 27 pins.  Tony starts game 2 with a 10 pin miss, back to back 10 pin spares, 2 pin spare, turkey, 9 spare, 4 bagger for 226 and 446 after 2.   Phill goes strike, 1o pin miss, 7 pin spare, 10 pin spare, strike, 4 split and gets 4, strike, 3-6-7 split and gets 2, double, 8 and 1 in the 11th for a 168 415 after 2 and now he is down 31 pins.  Game 3 Phill starts with a pair of spares, Tony goes strike, spare, strike, Phill gets a strike in the 3rd and covers the 3-6-9-10 in the 4th, Tony opens the 4th with a 6-9-10 and gets only 2, then he doubles, Phill rolls 3 strikes in a row and the match is even, Tony leaves the 4-7 and spares and Phill strikes and takes the lead.  Tony leaves the 2 pin and spares and Phill strikes again.  Tony strikes out for 205 and 651 and loses when Phill carries a brooklyn in the 10th and the finishes by striking out, rolling 8 strikes in a row to come from behind and shoot a 259 and 674 series to get the win.  Congrats to Breitbach on the nice come from behind win!  Hingtgen finds himself on the left side of the board and to win the tournament he has to win out.

Bob Hochrein   vs   Colton Hedrick      Lanes 7&8    7 pm

The second match on 7&8 and we have another good one.  Hochrein goes strike, 3-6 spare, strike,3-4-6-7 split and gets 2 for an open, strike, 10 pin spare, strike, 4 pin spare, 4 pin spare,7-10 split and gets 1 for a 172.  Hedrick goes double, 3 single pin spares in a row, then misses the 10, strike, 2-8 spare, 2 pin spare, and strikes out for 204 and a 32 pin lead over last years champion.  Hedrick starts game 2 with a turkey, picks up a wash out, 10 pin miss, split for an open, strike, 2-5-8 and gets only 2,  leaves the 4-5 split and gets 1 and strikes out for 180 for 384 after 2.  Hochrein goes strike, 1o pin spare, 5 bagger, 4-10 split and gets 1, misses the 10 pin, strike and 7 split and gets 2 to finish with a 214 game and 386 and a 2 pin lead.  Game 3 the lead switch to Hedrick after Hochrein leaves the 3-4-6-7 split and gets 2, while Hedrick strikes, then covers the 9 pin, Hochrein gets 5 strikes in a row through the 6th frame, Hedrick does the same rolls a 5 bagger through the 7th frame to keep a lead over Hochrein who leaves a 7 pin in the 7th and spares then strikes in the 8th.  Hedrick leaves the 3-10 split and picks it up.  Hochrein can take the lead with a strike for a double, but comes in light for a 2-8-10 split and misses all of them, Hedrick is in the lead but leaves the 2-4-10 split and looks to have given Hochrein and opening to come back and win.  Hedrick picks up his second split in a row and then strikes in the 10th, Hochrein leaves the 2-4-8 and gets only 2 and the match is over Hedrick finishes with a strike and 7 for 242 and 626.  Hochrein had 3 opens the last game for a 204 finish and a 590 series and finds himself on the wrong side of the board for the rest of the tournament.  Congrats to Hedrick as picks up 2 splits to control the match and get a big win over last years Champion .

Cole Feltes   vs   Wes Hartford        Lanes 9-10     7 pm

This is a Match of two rookies to the big 10 tournament.  Sometimes its not how good you bowl, but that you win.  Feltes the first game had 3 opens and a bad count on a spare and double to get 161 in game 1, Game 2 he did much better 2 doubles and a clean game for 214 and 375 after 2.  Hartford had 2 doubles in game 1 and 2 opens for 186, game 2 he started with an open got a double in the middle and finished with 2 opens for a 172 game 358 after 2.  Game 3 saw Feltes get an open early in the 2nd frame, then back to back opens in the 6th and 7th, Hartford started with back to back opens but struck from the 5th – 9th to take the lead, Feltes strikes in the 9th, but when Hartford spares in the 10th the match is over and he nets the win with a 208 566 win over Feltes’ 526.  Congrats to Hartford for his first big 10 win.  Feltes came close and he will have another chance next week to stay in the tournament.

Ricky Garner   vs   Matt Gantenbein     Lanes  5&6     7 pm

Garner starts the match with an open missing the 7 pin, then covers the 10 and then the 7, strike, 4 pin spare, 5 bagger and leaves a solid 8 and spares for 227.  Gantenbein starts hot with the first 7 strikes, then leaves the 4-6-7 for an open, strikes again, 10 pin spare and 9 for 244 and a 17 pin lead, game 2 Gantenbein picks up the 4 pin, 3-6-7 split for a spare, double, 6-7-10 for an open, turkey, 2-5 and gets 1 for another open, 10 pin spare and 8 for a 194 game and 638 after 2.  Garner is hot the second game starts with a 6 bagger, back to back splits for opens, spare strike spare to end game 2 with a 225 and 452 and a 14 pin lead going into the last game.  Garner starts game 2 with an 8-10 split for an open, then doubles, Gantenbein trips the 2 pin forward for a strike, then covers the 4 pin, then doubles through 4, Garner leaves a 10 pin in the 4th and spares, then picks up the 9 pin and the covers the 10 again and strikes in the 7th.  Gantenbein picks up the 10 pin, strikes , covers another 10 pin. Garner leaves a solid 9 after a strike and then spares, Gantenbein get a light mixer for a strike, then rolls a solid shot in the 9th for a double.  Garner leaves the Greek Church in the 9th and gets 3 for an open, then doubles and gets 6 in the 10th for 185 and 637.  Gantenbein needs just good count in the 10th to win after Garner opens the 9th, he gets a strike and spare for a 228 and 666 series and a nice come from behind win.  Garner threw well the last game accept for the two splits which cost him the match.  He will also have to take the long road to the championship.  Gantenbein rolled 20 strikes and had 3 opens and was clean the last game to net him the win- Congratulations!

Steve Biver   vs   Corey Schultz      Lanes 1&2     8 pm

Biver starts our first 8 pm match with a turkey spare, strike 10 pin miss, 4 bagger 8 spare for a nice 234 game in his first Big 10 match, Schultz  goes strike, 10 pin miss, brooklyn, 5 pin spare, 4 pin spare, brooklyn, 5-9 spare and finishes with a 5 bagger for 217 and down 17.   Game 2 Schultz goes strike, spare, sends a messenger to get the 1o for a strike, misses the 10, covers a washout, picks up the 2-5 and then strikes out, carrying a brooklyn in the 11th for a 226 and a 443 2 game total.  Biver goes strike, 2-5-8 and chops it and gets 2, 7 pin spare, double, 9 pin spare, 7 pin spare, strike, 2-8-10 for an open, then misses the 10 for a 173 game and 407 after 2.  Down 36 pins Biver covers the 7 pin the first and strikes, Schultz strikes and leaves a pocket split and misses both, Biver covers the 2-10 split for a spare, then strikes, Schultz leaves the 2-4-8-10 split and gets 2, then doubles, Biver covers the 10 pin and then strikes.  Schultz misses the 10 pin in the 6th then strikes in the 7th.  Biver gets a high strike, then rolls a good shot for a turkey, Schultz leaves a flush 7 in the 8th and spares, then a high flush 9 pin for a spare in the 9th.  Biver misses the 10 pin in the 9th, then covers the 10 pin the 10th and strikes for a 207.  Schultz needs a double to win, gets a brooklyn in the 10th and goes high and leave the 6-10 and spares to lose by 1 pin.  Biver survives his first Big 10 scare and almost gives this one away in the 9th frame nets the win and will face Greg Klauer next week.  Schultz misses a few spares but more importantly missed important count on pins for two splits that cost him the match.  Good luck to both next week, remember every pin you can get is important.

Zach Althaus   vs   Steve Breitbach Jr.      Lanes  9&10     8 pm

Zach starts game 1 with a double, 10 pin spare, strike, 5-8 spare, 6 bagger and 6 for a 255 game.  Steve goes 3-9 spare, 10 pin spare, 1-3-4-6-7 split and gets 2 for an open, 4 bagger, 4-7 spare, 7 pin spare, 2-4-7 spare and 9 for a 204 and down 51 pins.  Game two Steve starts with a 5 bagger, 7 pin spare, double, 3 pin spare, leaves the 7 pin in the 10th and misses it for 236 and 440 after 2.  Zach starts game 2 with the 3-4-6-7-10 split and gets 3, strike, 4 pin spare, 3-6-8-10 spare, 6 bagger and 7 spare to net a 231 and a 486 after 2 games and a 46 pin lead.  Game 3 both bowlers start with turkeys, Zach spoiled his with a 4-6-7-9-10 split and gets 3, Steve Leaves back to back 7 pins and misses both.  Zach covers the 5 pin, then covers the 4-7.  Steve leaves the 10 and picks this up, then strikes.  Zach leaves another 5 pin and spares then strikes, Steve tacks on 2 strikes for a bagger going into the 10th.  When Zach leaves the 10 pin and spares in the 9th, he gives Steve a chance at a win, Steve doubles in the 10th to finish with a 5 bagger then adds on 8 more for a 234 and 674 series, Zach needs a mark and gets a strike to get the win – he keeps the second ball on the deck getting 9 and a spare and he finishes with 198 and 684 and nets a 10 pin win over Steve.  Zach had 3 opens – 3 big splits to net the win.  Steve had 4 opens, 1 washout and 3 single pin misses all 7 pins which cost him the win.  This was the last great match of the night Congrats to Zach Althaus for netting the win, good luck to Steve Breitbach Jr and the other 31 bowlers that lost their first match this week.

Thanks to Steve BeckKyle Wiest, Alecia Lanser, Greg Feltes, Casey Hedrick and John Biver for helping out with the Scorekeeping this week. As always with out their assistance I can not give you all the details on the best of the matches!

Well that is it for this week.  Next week 1/4 of the field will exit the tournament at the end of the night.   There was a great crowd there this week, new bowlers bring new fans, which makes for a loud fun crowd.

Good luck to all next week!

Stephanie

 

2017 Greatest Matches Championship Week

Well here we are one week before Christmas and its Finals night for the 2017 Budweiser Big 10 Championship.  Will Brody Green force a second match by winning the first or will Bob Hochrein ring up his 8th Championship win.

But before we begin the nights match(es) there is the Baker Team Tournament.  Where 5 bowlers compete together to bowl a single game.  The first bowler bowls the 1st and 6th frames, the second bowls the 2nd and 7th frames, the third bowls the 3rd frame and the 8th, the fourth bowler bowls the 4th and 9th frames and the final bowler bowls the 5th and all of the 10 frame.  Baker team bowling is a big part of Collegiate and High School bowling and is very fun to watch.  There are 12 teams that compete and bowl one game each on lanes 1 – 12.  Then the top 4 teams compete head to head to see who will win the tournament.  The top team this year was Creslanes, which was my team, other team members were Cindy  Cottrell, Steve Breitbach Jr, Terry Cottrell and Steve Beck.  Close behind us was Shenanigans and then the Volunteers.  The final team in was Schultz Painting.  There was about 50 pins separating these teams after 12 games so pin count and spares are a big deal.

In round one of the finals Creslanes took on the 4th place qualifier Schultz Painting.  Game one went in favor of Schultz 192 – 185.  Game 2 both teams had a string of strikes but Schultz won out with a 256 game and 448 total over Creslanes 238 423.  They would face the winner of Shenanigans and Volunteers.  First game goes to Shenanigans 209 – 146, game 2 went much the same way with Shenanigans cruising to the easy victory 246 – 457 to Volunteers 172 – 319.   So its off to the finals on lanes 5-6 where Shenanigans takes the early lead 257 – 246.  Game 2 Schultz Painting was relentless striking big with a 268 – 514,  2 game total Shenanigans rolled a 219 and 476 total.  Schultz Painting gets the team Win – Team members were Corey Schultz, Greg Klauer, Kyle Wiest, Chris Clancy  and Rick Jacobs.  They made it into the finals by just a few pins and came out with 2 big wins!  Congratulations!

Now to the main event

Bob Hochrein – Winners Bracket Champion  vs  Brody Green – Losers Bracket Champion  7 pm Lanes 7-8

Hochrein starts us out with a trip of the 4-9 for a strike, Green then leaves the 10 pin and misses it, then crosses over and carries a Brooklyn, Hochrein throws 2 solid strikes for a turkey, Green rolls a solid strike and then goes wide and comes in light and leaves the 4 pin and spares, Hochrein strikes again in the 4th and shoots a messenger over to take out the 10 on a light mixer for a 5 bagger to start the night.  Green strikes again on the right lane and then leaves a solid 9 and covers it.  Hochrein strikes 2 more times on his next turn for a 7 bagger and looks to want to end this match early.  Green rocks a solid strike, then comes in light and leaves the 8-10 split and gets 1 for an open.  Hochrein leaves a ringing 10 and spares then goes high in the pocket for a 4-10 split and gets 1, Green finish game 1 first with a strike in the 9th, trips a 9 out for a strike in the 10th and then leaves the 2-8-10 and gets 2 for a 192 start.  Hochrein leaves the 2-4-8 and spare then trips the 4 for a strike and a 246 game and a 54 pin lead.

Game 2 Green starts us out with a 2-8-10 split and takes 2, Hochrein goes high and leaves the 3 pin and spares, then leaves the 9 and spares, Green gets a nice light strike then rocks a solid shot in the pocket to get a double, Hochrein shoots 2 solid strikes in the 3rd and 4th.  Green gets a break on his next strike when the pins trip forward, then rocks a solid shot on the left lane and its a 4 bagger, Hochrein strikes one more time for a turkey then leaves a solid 9 and spares, Green rolls a great shot and shoots a messenger over to take out the 10 pin, then strikes again in the 7th for a 6 bagger, Hochrein adds 2 more solid strikes for a double, Green hits the pocket but leaves a rocking 10 pin and covers this one up, then strikes again.  Hochrein finishes game 2 first with a 2-4-10 split and gets 2, then strikes out in the 10th for a 223.  Green strikes in the 9th and 10th and then leaves the 4-8 for a 256 game.  Green has 448 after 2 and is down 21 to Hochrein who has a 2 game total of 469.

Game 3 Hochrein starts with a strike, Green sends a messenger on his next toss it goes into the 10 pin but it doesn’t take it out, he does cover the spare and comes back with a strike.  Hochrein gets a strike in the 2nd and then leaves a 4 pin on a high pocket shot and spares, Green goes strike, Solid 9 pin and spares, Hochrein tosses a pair of solid strikes for a double, Green tosses a pair of strikes on his next turn to try to stay in the match.  Hochrein strikes in the 6th for turkey then leaves the 7 pin and almost leaves the 10 pin, but he covers the 7 for a spare. Green strikes 2 more times and now he is down just 11 pins.  Hochrein strikes in the 8th to keep his lead then goes high and trips out the 4 and 7 but leaves the 10 pin and picks it up.  Green can strike out for the win but leaves a solid 10 in the 9th and spares then strikes out to force Hochrein to mark and get good count.  Green finishes with a 248 game and 696 series.  Hochrein strikes on a nice light mixer, then leaves a 7 pin, spare wins it right there, a miss and we have a tie and a roll off for match one.  Hochrein covers the spare and in the first show of emotion all night yells out a Yes on the approach and he is the 2017 Budweiser Big 10 Champion for the 8th time by 1 thin pin!  This was a great match, fought out hard on the lanes by both bowlers, there was some unbelievable taps on both sides and it comes down to carrying at the right time and 1 spare in the very first frame of the first game.  Both bowlers had 2 splits for opens, strike count was pretty even 23 for Hochrein and 24 for Green.  A one pin loss is a hard loss to take, even harder in the championship match, but Green bowled great for 7 weeks and nets 2nd place in his very first tournament – Congratulations!

What can I say about Hochrein, he did everything right.  He took every pin he could get, took count on splits and covered every spare, he threw a strike when he needed it at the end in the 10th and then completed the victory with the spare shot.  He did what a champion should do, fill frames.  Congratulations on a great tournament and what may be his last tournament if he holds true to his words.  What a fitting way to end a very great Budweiser Big 10 championship career by winning the last tournament you bowl in.

And that is it for the 2017 Budweiser Big 10 championship tournament.  Have a safe and Happy Holiday Season, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Until we start again – October of 2018

Stephanie

2017 Week 6 – Losers Bracket Champion Week

There are 5 bowlers vying for 1 spot and the chance to take on Bob Hochrein next week in the Finals of the Budweiser Big 10 Championship.  Who out of Pergande, Kohl, Green, Kasper and Althaus will find a way to survive the night

6 PM  –  Lanes 3-4

Dennis Pergande  vs  Heath Kohl

The first game Pergande left 4 single pins, rolled a turkey and a double, his only open was the 2-4-7-8  where he took 3 – his total was a 208.  Kohl rolled 2 doubles and finished with a 5 bagger – he also had an open, the 4-6 split and took 1 for a 242.  Game 2 Pergande rolled a turkey, left a solid 10 and spare, doubled, then left a solid 7 and spared, took the 2 of the 2-4-7 for an open and struck out for a 233.  Kohl went 4 pin spare, Brooklyn and then got back in the pocket and struck out for a 290 game and a 91 pin lead.  Pergande left 3 single pins in the first 4 frames and Kohl was clean and doubled in the 3rd and 4th, and the match was pretty much over Pergande 5 strikes the last 5 frames striking out in the 10th and finished with a 178 and Kohl rolled another double and opened the 8th chopping the 3-6-9-10  for an even 200 and 732 series.  Pergande had another great tournament but falls short in this match.  He finishes tied for 5-6th with the loser of the next match.

6 PM  –  Lanes 9-10

Brody Green   vs   Dan Kasper

Green covers the 4 in the first, 3-10 split for an open, double, big 4 and gets 2, does a ball change and leaves the 1-2-8 and spares then strikes, 3-6-10 and gets 1 , Ball change again and leaves the 4-7 and spares, 6-10 spare and 7 for a 160 game.  Kasper goes strike, 3-6-9-10 and gets 3, 3-10 and gets 1, 10 pin spare, Brooklyn, 6-10 spare, ball change and strikes, 5 pin spare, Brookyn, 6 pin spare and 8 for a 175 and a 15 pin lead.  Game 2 Kasper goes double, big 4 and gets 2 for an open, 10 pin spare, strike, 6-9 spare, Messenger takes out the 3-6-10 for a strike, 3-6 spare, Ball change in the 9th and leaves the 3-6-9-10 and spares, leaves the 1-2 and gets only 1 in the 10th for a 175 and 350 after 2.  Green goes double, 10 pin spare, strike, 3-6-9-10 spare, 7 pin spare, strike, 3-10 split and gets 1 for an open, 10 pin spare, double and 9 to finish  with a 205 and 365 after two and a 15 pin lead.  Green starts game 3 with a 3-10 split and spares, Kasper on his turn goes 2 pin spare, 7 pin spare, Green doubles on his turn, Kasper, strikes, then leaves a flush 10 and spares, Green goes high again and leaves the 3-10 split and spares again, then goes Brooklyn and leaves the 6 pin and spares, Kasper goes strike, 7 pin spare, Green leaves the 4-6-7 and gets 2 for an open and then strikes, Kasper leaves the Greek Church and gets none, then leaves the 6-10 and spares, Green leaves the 2-8 and spares and has doubled his lead, he strikes in the 9th, Kasper strikes in the 9th, 10th and 11th and gets 9 on the fill ball for a 198 finish and a 548.  Green needs to mark to win and goes high leaving the 3-6-10 and covers it, he nets the win with a strike on the fill shot and rolls a 193 game and a 558 for the 10 pin win over Kasper.   Kasper exits with a Tie for 5th and 6th with Pergande and has a great tournament.  Green will face Kohl in the 7 pm match to see who will win and Face Althaus for the final match of the night

7 PM   –  Lanes   5-6

Heath Kohl   vs   Brody Green

Kohl starts us off by missing a 6 pin, covering the 6-10 spare, turkey, 6-10 spare, trips the 4 for a strike, adds another for a double, 10 pin miss, trips the 4-7 for a strike and tacks on 2 more for a turkey in the 10th and a 214 game.  Green goes strike, 7 pin spare, strike, 2 pin spare, strike, 10 pin spare, 4-9 split and gets 1 for an open, double, 1-2 spare and strike to finish game 1 with a 195 and down 19.  Game 2 Green goes strike, solid 9 spare, strike, washout and gets 2, double, 4 pin spare, strike, 4-6-7 split and gets 2 for an open, trips the 4 for a strike, then leaves a 4 and spares for a 183 and 378 after 2 games.  Kohl goes turkey to start game 2, 3-6-7 split and gets 1, 1-2-4 spare, strike, 7-10 split and gets 1, goes Brooklyn and leaves the 10 pin and spares, 2-4-8-10 split and gets 2 for an open, strike and spare for a 175 game and 389 after 2 and an 11 pin lead.  Kohl starts game 3 with a 6-9-10 spare, Green leaves the 4 pin and spares then strikes, Kohl strikes then leaves the 6-7-10 split and gets 2 for an open, Green leaves the 2-8 and spares then covers the 4 pin and the match is tied, Kohl leaves a 7 pin and spares, then leaves the 3-10 split and gets 1 for an open,  Green trips out the 4 for a strike, then a mixer for a double, Kohl leaves a 5 pin and spare, then crosses over again and leaves the 6 and spares, Green strikes one more time for a turkey and a bigger lead, then covers the 6-10, Kohl washes out in th e8th and gets 2, then strikes, Green strikes in the 9th and 10th and the match is over he finishes by leaving the 10 pin and missing it for a 225 and a 603 series, Kohl spares and gets 7 for a 157 and a 546.  Kohl has another great tournament and finishes in 4th but can’t quite find a good line and falls short of the final match.  Green who keeps finding a way to win will face Althaus to see who will face Hochrein in the final next week.

8 PM  – Lanes 7-8

Brody Green   vs   Zach Althaus

Each match moves to a fresh pair tonight and the final match of the night is on 7-8.  Green goes 7 pin spare, 9 strikes, 3-6-10 spare for a very nice 277 game.  Althaus after waiting 2 shifts finally gets to throw and starts with a trip 9 for a strike, 3-6-9-10 spare, misses the 6 pin, 6-10 spare, 3 solid strikes, trips the 4 for another in the 8th and trips out the 4-7-9 for another strike in the 9th then tacks on 3 more for an 8 bagger and a 248 game but finds himself down 29 pins.  Green has a rough start to game 2 leaving the 3-4-6-7-10 split and gets 2, then a 5 count wash out and gets 4, turkey, 6 pin on a Brooklyn shot and spares, double, another 3-4-6-7-10 split and gets 3 for an open, light and leaves the 2 and spares then strikes for a 193 and 460 after 2.  Althaus covers the 3-6-10 in the first, then the 9 on a high pocket shot, strikes, solid 9 spare, 4-9 split and spares, double, 3-4-6-7 split and spares it, then doubles and goes light and leaves the 2 and spares for a 212 game and he also has 460 after two games and we are ALL TIED UP.  Green is up first and strikes, Althaus goes 2-8 spare and strikes, Green gets a light mixer and then a solid shot for a turkey, Althaus rolls two more strikes for a turkey, Green goes high and leaves the 6-7-10 split and gets 1 and goes from being in the lead to behind in one shot, he does throw a solid shot in the 5th to get back on track, Althaus leaves the 2-8 and spares in the 5th and strikes in the 6th.    Green rocks the pocket 2 more times for a turkey, Althaus throws a solid strike in the 7th and then leaves the 10 pin and misses it, Green trips out the 2-8 on a light shot and comes away with a strike and the lead, he then shoots a messenger to take out the 10 for a 5 bagger going into the 10th.  Althaus strikes in the 9th , but leaves a 3-6-7-10 split and misses them all.  The match was over before that shot he ends the game with a 197 and a 657 series and finishes his last two matches with a loss, and ends the night in 3rd place. Green bowls his way to the finals in his first Big 10 tournament adding on 2 more strikes and a 9 for a 262 and a 722 series.  Congratulation to Zach Althaus for a great Big 10 Tournament his only two losses are to the two bowlers in the finals!  Green bowled good enough to survive the first two matches and came up big in the end with a 7 bagger to earn the right to face 7 time champion Bob Hochrein in the finals of the Budweiser Big 10 Tournament.  Congratulations Brody Green!

Stop down early next week and watch the Baker Team tourament which kicks off at 3 pm and then the finals start at 7 pm, If Green can win the first match against Hochrein there will be a Winner takes All match at 8 PM.  Good Luck to Both Bowlers!

See you all at the lanes next week!  Should be a great finals.

Stephanie

2017 Week 5 Greatest Matches – Championship Bracket Week

Well its time to Crown a Champion in the Winner’s Bracket.  The Loser’s Bracket is bowling too and when the night is done the field is cut in half and we go from 12 bowlers to 6.

So here we go

Ben Cottrell   vs   Mike Myers    7  PM   Lanes 5-6

This is a Loser’s bracket match and so you have to win to stay in.  Cottrell starts us out with a Solid 9 and spares, 2 pin spare, 6-7 split and takes 1 for an open, 4 bagger, 2 pin spare, 3-10 split and spares, 7 pin spare and strikes for 212.  Myers goes 7 bagger , 4 pin spare, dobule and 10 pin spare for a nice 268 game and a 56 pin lead.  Game 2 Myers goes strike, 2-8-10 split and gets 2 for an open, 3-10 and takes one for an open, 9 pin spare, 10 pin spare, turkey, leaves a flush 9 pin and spares, strikes and leaves a 2 pin and spares for 195 and 463 after 2.  Cottrell goes light for a strike, 2 pin spare, a mixer for a strike, 4 pin spare, then strikes out (8 bagger) for a 260 game and 472 after and a slim 9 pin lead.  Game 3 of this winner bowls on match Cottrell starts with a double, Myers strikes in the first and covers the 2-7-8 split, then covers the 4 pin and strikes.  Cottrell picks up the 2 pin after coming light and then leaves the 5 count bucket picks it up, Cottrell then covers the 3-6 spare and when Myers leaves a 4 pin on a high pocket shot and picks it up Cottrell hangs on to his lead.  Myers then finishes his two frame turn with a 2-4-8 spare,  Cottrell covers the 10 in the 6th , then leaves the bucket and spares.  Myers strikes in the 7th, then comes in light for a 2-8 and spares, Cottrell strikes in the 8th and leaves a 2 pin in the 9th.  Myers finishes first leaving a 9 pin in the 9th and now he needs a double to force Cottrell to mark and he leaves the 3-6-9-10 and spares and then strikes for a 191 and a 654 finish.  Cottrell needs good count and gets 8 and then 1 to finish with a 185 and a 657 and a 3 pin win over Myers.  Myers who had a great tournament is bumped out and finishes in a tie for 9-12th place with Colton Hedrick, Jay Lanser and Dale Wiederholt.  Cottrell will bowl again at 8 pm to see if he can keep winning and make the finals.

Dennis Pergande  vs   Bryce Barrett     8 pm    Lanes 7-8

Another Loser’s Bracket match – this one starts with Pergande rocking 7 solid shots in the pocket then leaves a 7 pin and spares, then leaves the 6-8 split and takes 1, strikes, then leaves the 2-4-6-7-10 split and gets 4 for a nice 245 start.  Barrett starts with a double, 2-10 split and gets 1, strike, 2 pin spare, 2-8 spare, strike, Brooklyn, and then strikes out the rest of the way for a nice 234 game and won 12.  Game 2 Barrett goes 5 bagger, 1-2-4-8 spare, strike, leaves a rockin 10 pin and spares it, doubles and leaves another 10 pin and spares for 245 and 479 after two.  Pergande leaves the 1-3-9 and spares, turkey, 3 pin spare, Big4 and gets 2 for an open, strike, 7 pin spare, 3-7-9 split and takes just 1 for an open, turkey in the 10th for 198 and 443 after 2.  Pergande starts game 3 with a strike, Barrett goes strike and 2-10 split and takes 1, Pergande doubles on his next turn up for a 3 bagger so far, Barrett Strikes on the right lane again, then light again on the left lane for a 2-8-10 split and takes 2 for an open, Pergande strikes one more time for a 4 bagger then ends it with a 7 pin and spares,  Barrett leaves the 2-4-8 and spares then covers the 10 pin.  Pergande doubles his next turn and he has a solid lead.  Barrett matches on his next turn with strikes in the 7th and 8th.  Pergande strikes in the 8th then leaves a 6  pin in the 9th and spares, Barrett strikes in the 9th and can force Pergande to double in the 10th if he strikes in the 10th – He leaves a 4 pin spares and strikes for a 194 and a 673 series.  Pergande needs just good count now to win and leaves the 8 pin, spares it, then gets 6 more for a 243 game and 686 series and a come from behind win to knock the much younger Barrett out of the tournament.  Barrett had a great tournament but finishes in a tie for 7-8th place.  Pergande will bowl next week to see if he can survive 3 matches to face the winner of tonight’s winners bracket match.

Ben Cottrell   vs   Brody Green    8 PM    Lanes 9-10

Cottrell makes the blog twice in one night!  Let’s see if he survives round two against Green who bowls for Clarke College.  Cottrell starts us out with a 3 pin spare, double, 6-10 spare, 2-8-10 split and takes 2, doubles, 10 pin spare, 4 bagger for a 223 start.  Green goes 4-6 split and gets none, Solid 7 pin (almost leaves the 9 too) spares, 10 pin spare, strike, Trips the 4 forward for another strike, then 4 more strikes in a row with messengers taking out the 10 pin all 4 shots, solid strike in the 11th for an 8 bagger and then 6 for a 253 game and he has a 30 pin lead.  Game 2 Green goes strike, 10 pin spare, strike, 2-8-10 split and gets 2 for an open, strike, 2-4-8 spare, strike, High for a 4 pin just getting the 9 out and spares, then strikes out for a 208 and 461 after two.  Cottrell goes 6 pin spare, 4-8 spare, picks up the washout, leaves a solid 9 pin and spare, goes a little high trips the 4 out but leaves the 9 again and spares, high strike, 2 pin spare in back to back frames, then turkeys and gets 9 for a 210 and picks up two pins for a 433 total and down 28 pins.  Cottrell starts game 2 with a 10 pin spare, Green leaves the 2-10 split and gets 1 for an open and then strikes, Cottrell doubles his next turn, Green Matches on his next turn with a strike and light mixer, Cottrell misses wide and leaves the 1-2-4 and spares, then leaves a 4 pin and spares, Green strikes to extend his lead then leaves a 10 pin and spares, Cottrell strikes, then trips the 9 out for a double,  Green goes high and almost leaves the 4-9 but trips the 9 out and spares, then strikes.  Cottrell leaves the 4-8 on a light shot and spares then strikes to keep his hopes alive, Green strikes on his next shot and when he leaves the 2-8-10 and gets 1 he is the winner.  Cottrell strikes out for a 234 and nearly comes back twice in one night but Green holds him off for the 210 – 671 win over Cottrell’s 234 – 667 finish.  Congrats to both of these young bowlers – Cottrell joins Barrett in a tie for 7th and 8th place and Green will bowl on next week to see if he make the finals.

Zach Althaus    vs   Bob Hochrein   8 pm – Championship Match for the Winners Bracket – Lanes  5-6

By getting to this championship match these two bowlers have guaranteed they will finish the tournament in the top 3, now let’s see who will become the winner of the Championship bracket.  Althaus starts with a 2-8-10 split and gets 2 for an open, strikes, 7 pin spare, 9 pin spare, double, 2-8 spare, wash out and gets 3 for an open, 1-2-10 spare, turkey for a 191 game.  Hochrein goes 10 pin spare, 4 pin spare, 7 pin spare, 3-6-9-10 spare, 10 pin spare, 2-10 split for a spare, 10 pin spare, 8-10 split for an open and finally strikes in the 9th and then strikes out in the 10th for a finishing 4 bagger and a 197 game and a 6 pin lead.   Game 2 Hochrein goes double, back to back 7 pin spares, strike, 7 pin spare, 10 pin spare, double, 2-4-10 and gets 2 to open the 10th frame for a 202 game and 399 after 2 games. Althaus starts game 2 with a Brooklyn then tacks on 2 more solid strikes for a turkey, 6-10 spare, 4-7 spare, Brooklyn, goes left again and leaves the 3-9 and gets 1 then covers the 10 pin, double and 3-10 split and spares it for a 212 game and 403 after 2 and a very slim 4 pin lead.  Game 3 Althaus starts with a 3 pin spare, Hochrein doubles and takes the lead, Althaus leaves the 2-4-8 and takes 2 for an open, then leaves the 1-2-4-8 and gets 3 for another open, Hochrein strikes again then covers the 7 pin, Althaus covers the 3 pin and another single pin for back to back spares, Hochrein strikes, then covers the 3-6-10 spare, Althaus rolls a double, and the Hochrein matches in the 7th and 8th, needing to strike to stay alive Althaus goes high and leaves the 3-6-9-10 and takes 3 for an open, then leaves the 4-6 and opens, Hochrein spares in the 9th and 10th and strikes in the 11th for a 225 game and a 624 series.  Althaus finishes with a strike and spare for a 157 – 560 series.  He gets his first loss of the tournament and will bowl the 8 pm shift next week to see if he can get another shot at Hochrein.  Hochrein earns the week off next week and will attempt to win his 8th Budweiser Big 10 Championship.  He is going to make it tough for whoever challenges him as they will have to beat him TWICE!  Congratulations to Bob – as he would say – its not the score that matters its the W!

Enjoy your week off!

So Zach Althaus will wait for Pergande, Green, Kasper and Kohl to duke it out to see who he faces at 8 pm.  The winner of that 8 pm match wins the right to try to beat Hochrein twice the following week.  Good luck to all and see you at the lanes

Thanks to Steve and Corey Leach for helping keep the score

Stephanie