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

2017 Week 6 Losers Bracket Championship Results

Your Winner’s Bracket Champion – Bob Hochrein gets the week off while the bowlers in the Losers bracket duke it out to see who will earn the right to bowl Hooky in the finals of the Budweiser Big Ten Tournament.  This is a mini Hell week as some of the bowlers may have to win 3 matches to be the Champion of the Loser’s bracket

Good Luck to All!

2017 Week 6 Results – Losers Bracket Champion

2017 Week 4 Greatest Matches

There were a lot of great matches tonight and if you survive tonight you cash.  Special thanks to my helpers this week, Natalie Leach, Justin Lanser, Steve Beck

So lets see how Hell week went…..

Dan Kasper  vs   Jay Lanser    6 pm    Lanes 11-12

This is one of the Winners Bracket matches.  Kasper starts us out with a 10 pin spare,  leaves the 3-9 and misses both, goes high but strikes, covers the 1-2-4-8, strikes, single pin spare, strike, 10 pin spare, strike 2-10 split and spares and strikes for 186.  Lanser goes strike, 1-2 and gets 1 of them, covers the 10 pin, double, 2-8 spare, strike, 7 pin spare, strike, covers the bucket in the 10th and gets 9 for 195 and a 9 pin lead.  Lanser starts game 2 with a double, 3-6-10 spare, double, misses the 10 pin, covers the 10 pin, 4 bagger and 8 to end the game with a nice 232 and 427 after 2.  Kasper goes Brooklyn to start game 2, crosses over again and leaves the 5 pin and spares, covers the 10 pin, 6-10 spare, double, 4 pin spare, picks up the bucket, 3-6-10 spare, double and 7  for a 206 and 392 after 2 games and down 35 pins.   Game 3 Kasper starts with a turkey, Lanser goes bucket spare, 10 pin spare, strike. Kasper has picked up half of the deficit by the third frame, in the 4th he covers the 4-7  and then strikes, Lanser picks up the 2 pin and strikes, both strike in the 6th, Lanser leaves the 2-10 and gets none in the 7th while Kasper strikes again.  Lanser then misses the 10 pin in the 8th and Kasper strikes again for a 4 bagger.  Lanser strikes in the 9th and needs to strike out and have Kasper open both the 9th and 10th, but Kasper covers the 10 pin and then then both finish with a double and 6.  Kasper 253 – 645 defeats Lanser’s 198 – 625 to get the nice come from behind win and remains in the Winner’s bracket.  Lanser is still in the tournament and will bowl next week to remain in the tournament.

Tucker Riegler   vs  Kevin Scheffert   6 pm    Lanes  1-2

Riegler starts out with a double, 8 split miss, spare, 4 bagger, 4 split and gets 3 for an open ending with a spare and 8 for an even 200 game.  Scheffert goes strike, back to back splits for opens, spare, misses a single pin, finishes with 7 in a row for a 215 game.  Game 2 Scheffert goes 6 split and gets 2, strike, 4 single pin spares in a row, finishing with a 6 bagger for a 225 game.  Riegler goes double, single pin spare, 9 bagger for 279 and a 39 pin lead.  Game 3, Riegler goes spare – strike, while Scheffert starts with a double then picks up a single pin, Riegler goes spare strike again then splits and misses both.  Scheffert rolls a turkey.  Riegler spares and strikes in the 7th, Scheffert opens the 7th when he misses a single pin and Riegler still has the lead.  Scheffert strikes in the 8th, Riegler picks up a single pin and strikes in the 9th.  Scheffert also strikes in the 9th for a double.  Scheffert has a 1 pin advantage, both strike in the 10th, then again in the 11th, and when Scheffert strikes on his final shot he is the winner by 2 pins as Riegler gets 9.  A great come from behind win that could have gone either way.  Riegler had several frames where he didn’t get any pins on a split, plus the big split in game 1 where he got the big 4 split and got only 3 of the 6 remaining pins on a double.  Scheffert could have made his win a little easier too, as he missed a pair of single pins which would have put another 22 pins on his score.  Scheffert remains in the tournament, Riegler exits the tournament bowling really well – 684, but its not enough.

Jason Lanser vs   Ben Cottrell    7 pm     Lanes 5-6

This will be a quick recap, Lanser rolls a 5 bagger, pair of spares, strike, spare and turkey for 247 and finds he is down in the match by 53 pins….  That because Cottrell bowls his first 300 game in a very high pressure situation.  Game 2 Cottrell starts with a double – making it 14 strikes in a row, spare, strike, spare, turkey, spare, turkey for a 237 game.  Lanser goes spare, double, spare, 4 bagger, spare, turkey for a 248 and picks up 11 pins but is still down 42 pins after two games.  Game 3 Cottrell starts spare and a 5 bagger through 6 frames, Lanser goes strike, 7 and gets 2 and 9 miss then rolls a 5 bagger to get back in the match through 8 frames. Cottrell picks up 3 single pins in a row through the 9th the match is over Lanser splits with a  4 split and 3.  The match ends with Lanser striking out and Cottrell opening the 10th – his only open of the match.  Lanser rolls 27 strikes but is the first bowler this year to shoot 700 and lose – 716 to Cottrell’s 761. Lanser gets bumped from the tournament, Cottrell will bowl at 8 for a chance to be in the money…. Congratulations goes out to Ben Cottrell one of 3 300 games tonight.  The first shift both Kyle Wiest and Tony Habel shot 300 games on the same pair but fortunately for both of them not against each other….  Congrats to all… This was a great match and you can never count Lanser out until it is mathematically not possible!

Kyle Wiest   vs   Greg Klauer    7 pm   Lanes 9-10

Wiest comes off a big win the previous shift, shooting a 300 game and winning by a big margin, now he faces one of his Best Friends in a Loser goes home match.  Wiest goes double, 3-6 spare, strike, 10 pin spare, double, 4 pin spare, 3-6-10 and gets 2, spare and strike in the 10th for 203.  Klauer goes 10 pin miss, double, solid 9 spare, strike, 4 pin spare, 3 pin spare, double, 10 pin spare and 9 for a 205 game and a 2 pin lead.  Game 2 Klauer goes strike, spare, strike , spare, trips the 2-8 forward for a strike, 10 pin spare, strike, missed the 10 pin, strike and missed a 4 pin for a 176.  Wiest goes strike, almost misses the head pin left and leaves the rare 5-6-10 split and gets 1, then leaves the bucket and gets 3 for a second open, strike, 3-6-9 spare, 10 pin spare, 2-8 spare, 10 pin spare, strike spare strike to finish with a 171 game and down 7 pins.  Game 3 Wiest picks up the 3-9-10 split, Klauer misses the 5 pin, then strikes, Wiest goes high and leaves the 4-6-7 split and gets 1, the covers the 6-9-10, Klauer throws the next 2 strikes to net a turkey and maintain the lead.  Wiest counters with a turkey through 6 and when Klauer goes big 4 split and gets 1, Wiest is in the lead.  Klauer does strike in the 6th.  in the 7th both open Wiest leaves the 2-8 and gets only 1, Klauer misses the 10 pin.  Klauer strikes in the 8th, Wiest leaves a 7-10 split and gets 1 and the advantage shifts to Klauer.  Both strike in the 9th, when Klauer leaves the 10 in the 10th Wiest can strike out to win and leaves a solid 9 pin both spare and Klauer earns the win over Wiest 564 – 553 and bumps his friend from the tournament.  Klauer needs to win one more time to cash.

Tony Habel  vs   Steve Beck    7 pm   Lanes  5-6

Habel starts hot the first game with a 6 bagger, spare, open, 4 bagger for a 256 game.  Beck goes strike, pair of spares, open, turkey, spare, turkey and 9 for a 224 game but down 32 pins.  Game 2 Beck goes single pin miss, strike, spare, 7 bagger, single pin spare for 248.  Habel struggles the 2nd game starts with a spare, then splits for an open, 6 and 3, pair of spares, strike, split for an open, turkey and a spare for 181 and goes from 32 up to 35 down just like that.  Game 3 Both spare the first frame, Habel throws the next 4 strikes, Beck goes single pin spare, strike, single pin spare, then 6 and 3 for an open.  Beck strikes in the 6th , Habel picks up a single pin and has the lead.  both leave single pins and spare in the 7th.  Habel doubles while Beck goes spare and strike.  when Habel leaves a 10 pin in the 10th, Beck can still strike out for the win, but he leaves a single pin and then strikes, Habel covers the spare and strikes and nets the win 237 – 674 to Beck’s 182 – 654.  Habel will bowl one more time at 8 pm to see if he can make it to the money round…. Great come from behind for Habel – who shot a 300 game the first shift and finished strong to get the Win – Beck is knocked out of the tournament

Jon Welu   vs  Stephen Habel     7 pm    Lanes 7-8

We move a pair to the right – same shift and watch Tony Habel’s son take on Welu.  Welu goes strike, 3-10 split for a spare, double, 9 pin spare, double, 4 split and gets 3 for an open, double and 10 pin spare for a 206 game.  Habel goes turkey, 5 count wash out and gets 2 for an open, strike, 4-6-10 split and gets 1 for an open, turkey, 10 pin spare, strike for 204 and Habel is down by 2.  Game 2 he goes 4 bagger, 1-2-4 and gets only 2 for an open, 2 pin spare, 2-8 and gets 1, turkey, 2-4 spare for a 231 and 435 after 2.  Welu goes 4 pin spare, strike, 4-6-7 split and ricochets the 4 into the 7 which takes out the 6 for a spare, double, 10 pin spare, 2-4-8 spare, double, 7 pin spare and a strike for a 215 and 421 after 2 and down 14 pins.  Game 3 Welu starts with a strike and a 4 pin spare, Habel Washes out and gets 3 for 7 in the first, then picks up the 7 pin in back to back frames.  Welu doubles, in the 4th Habel leaves the 4-9 split and gets none, then doubles, Welu spares in the 5th, then doubles in the 6th and 7th and the lead is his.  Habel leaves another 2-8 and spares it, Welu covers the 4 in the 8th and Habel leaves another 4-9 split for an open.  Both strike in the 9th, Habel strikes out in the 10th for a 187 and a 622, but Welu needs a mark in the 10th and covers the 7 pin for the win striking on the final ball for a 217 – 638 and a nice come from behind win.  Welu picks up the hard to get 4-6-7 split to help net him the win and a chance and making the money round!  He knocks the younger Habel out of the tournament.

Bo Bertolini   vs   Dan Moore    7 pm   Lanes  7-8

Same pair, same shift, different match, Bertolini goes 6 pin spare, misses the 10 pin, 3-6-9-10 spare, 2-8 spare, turkey, 7 pin spare, strike, 7 spin spare, strike for a 205.  Moore goes strike, 8 pin spare, 4-6-10 split and gets 2 for an open, 5-6-10 split and spares it, 3-9 spare, 8 spare, strike, wash out and gets 2 for an open, strikes then covers the 7 and gets 9 more for a rough 167 start and down 38.  Game 2 he goes strike, 8 pin spare, 2 solid strikes and then trips the 3 forward for a strike to make a turkey, 7 pin spare, 3-6-7 split and gets 2 for an open, strike, 9 pin spare,  and turkey in the 10th for a 215 game and 382 after 2.  Bertolini goes 9 pin spare, strike, 10 pin spare, strike, 4-9 split and gets 1 for an open, 10 pin spare, turkey, and opens in the 10th when he gets the 4-8-10 split and gets 2 for a 193 and 398 and though his lead is cut in half he still has a 16 pin lead.  Both bowlers double the first two frames to start game 3, Bertolini leaves a 2 pin and spares then strikes, Moore adds one more strike then covers the 3 pin and the match is under 1o pins difference.  Bertolini leaves a 4 pin and spares Moore doubles, Bertolini strikes in the 6th and now Moore has a 3 pin lead.  In the 7th Bertolini leaves a 9 pin and spares, Moore the 7 pin and spares, both strike in the 8th, Moore strikes again in the 9th and seems to have the match locked up when Bertolini leaves the 2-8 and spares, Bertolini strikes in the 10th and when Moore leaves the 9 pin and misses it Bertolini can strike for the win, he leaves the 10 pin and now needs to spare for a tie.  He misses the 1o pin for the second time in the match and loses the match by 1 thin pin.   Bertonlini  208- 606 – Moore 225 – 607 for the nice come from behind win and the chance to make the money round if he wins his 8 pm match.  Bertolini makes another nice run in the tournament but falls a couple of pins short of the win.

Bryce Barrett   vs   Dan Moore    8 pm    Lanes 9-10

The last match of the night!  Barrett starts with a 3-4-6-7 split and gets 3, strike, 3 pin spare, 10 pin spare, strike, 10 pin spare, 4 pin spare, 4 bagger and 9 for a 216 game.  Moore goes spare, strike, 7 pin spare, 4-7 and gets 1 for an open, 6-10 spare, turkey, 7 pin spare, strike 7 pin spare and strike for a 196 game.  Down 20 Moore starts game 2 with an 8 pin spare, double, 2-4-7 spare, strike, 4-7-10  and gets 2 for an open, 4 bagger, 6 pin spare for a 224 game and 420 after two.  Barrett goes 2 pin spare, turkey, 2-8-10 split and gets 2 for an open, strike, 2-8 spare, strike, 9 pin spare, 6 pin spare and a strike for a 204 and a 420 2 game total and we are tied!  Winner takes all the last game – Loser goes home.  Moore spares the first frame, Barrett leaves the 2-8 and covers only 1 of them for an open, then strikes, trips the 9 for another strike to make a double, Moore goes 4-7 spare, a mixer for a strike, tacking on 2 more for a turkey through 5 frames.  Barrett goes 2-4-8 spare and strike through 5, then goes high but leaves only the 10 pin and spares, Moore opens the 6th leaving the 2-4-7-10 split and gets 3, then strikes in the 7th and 8th.  Barrett strikes in the 7th and 8 also and is down 5 pins.  The match changed in the 9th when Moore leaves the 7 and spares and Barrett crosses over and gets a Brooklyn and now is 5 pin in the lead.  Barrett leaves the 10 pin in the 9th and spares then gets a strike, Moore can strike out to win but leaves another 7 pin and spares and gets 9 for a 209 game and a 629 series.  Barrett sneaks out with the win with a 215 game and 635 series.  Moore is bumped from the tournament and Barrett makes the money round.

Well that is it for another week…. as always matches for next week are on the website.  Everyone will cash that is left.  Great bowling everyone!  Catch you at the lanes next week!  Shifts at 7 pm and 8 pm.  The winners bracket champion will be determined next week.  The winner will get week 6 off while those left in the Losers bracket battle to see who will be in the finals.

Thanks

Stephanie

2017 Week 5 Results are in

Congratulations if you made it to Week 5 of the Budweiser Big 10 Championship Tournament, you are now in the money round.  There are 3 weeks left and just 12 bowlers left in the tournament.  In Week 5 we will determine the winner of the Winners’s Bracket and they will get the week off in Week 6.  That week we will determine the winner of the Loser’s Bracket.

Good luck to All!

2017 Week 5 Results

2017 Greatest Matches Week 3

Its the third week of the Budweiser Big 10 Tournament and at the end of the night half the field will have been eliminated. There will be 8 bowlers in the Winners Bracket and 24 in the Losers Bracket….  Next week is Hell week as we lovingly call it.  If you survive next week you cash. Tonight all of the Greatest matches came from the 7 pm shift,  the losers of these matches are eliminated from the tournament, so here we go

Randy Mackey  vs  Corey Leach   7 PM     Lanes 11-12

Mackey has a really rough start to start this match, he starts with the 3-4-6-7-9-10 split and gets 4 for an open, then has the 3-4-6-7-10 split and gets 4, covers the 10 pin, 3-6-10 spare, then finally gets warmed up and has a 6 bagger, finishing with a wash out and getting 3 for 217.  Leach also has a rough start missing the 10 pin, the 3-4-6-7-10 split and gets 4 for another open, strike, Brooklyn, adds two more pocket strikes for a 4 bagger, 2-4-8-10 split for a open getting 3, turkey, washout to end the game getting 2 for a 204 game and down 13.  Game 2 Leach goes 5 bagger, 2-8 spare, double, 10 pin spare, strike, 1-2-8-10 washout for an open getting 3 for 246 and 450 after 2 games.  Mackey starts game 2 with a 5 bagger, 6 pin spare, strike, 7 pin spare, strike, covers the bucket and gets 6 for 235 and 452 and a 2 pin lead going into game 3.   Game 3 both start with a strike, Mackey goes 2-8 spare and 2-5 spare, Leach tacks on 2 more strikes for a turkey, then leaves a wash out and picks it up then misses the 2 pin.  Mackey throws a turkey to get himself back in the match, Leach strikes in the 6th, Mackey leaves a 4 pin and spares and has a slim lead, Leach strikes on the next two shots, Mackey leaves the 3 pin on a high shot and spares, then leaves the 3-6-10 and spares, Leach strikes in the 9th and takes back the lead, then seals the deal with another strike in the 10th finishing with another split for an open, Mackey leaves a single pin and spares, then strikes for 212 and 664, but Leach holds on with a 239 and 689 finish.  Mackey gets bumped from the tournament, Leach moves on to Hell week next week and will need to win 3 times to move on to the money rounds.

Jerome Lang    vs    Charlie Ties     7 PM    Lanes 9-10

Lang starts game 1 with a strike, 4-9 split and gets none, 4 bagger, 2-8 spae, 10 pin spare, strike, 3-6-10 spare and 9 for a a 212 game.  Ties starts hot with a 4 bagger, 4 pin spare, 10  pin miss, strike, 9 pin spare, 4 bagger for 237 and a 25 pin lead.  Game two Ties goes strike, misses the 10 pin for an open, 6 pin spare, washout and gets 3 for an open, 5 bagger, washout and gets 2 for an open in the 10th for 195 and 432 after 2.  Lang goes 10 pin spare, strike, 10 pin spare, 6-7-10 split and gets none, 5 bagger, Solid 8 pin and spares in the 10th and gets 9 in the 11th for 222 and 434 after 2 and a slim 2 pin lead.  Game 3 both bowlers strike the first 3 frames, Ties adds on one more while Lang leaves the 7-9 split and gets 1, then splits again leaving the 3-10 and gets 1 for back to back opens.  Ties leaves a 10 pin and spares and now has about a 30 pin lead. Lang rolls a brooklyn, Ties strikes also in the 6th,  Lang leaves a 4 pin and spares, Ties strikes again making his lead larger until he splits in the 8th leaving the 4-6-7 and gets 2, Lang strikes and gives himself a chance.  Both leave and cover the 10 pin the 9th.  Lang leaves another 10 pin and spare and strikes for 194, Ties coverts the 2-7 split and gets 7 for 219 and wins the match 628 – 651.  Lang just couldn’t get the key strikes when he needed them and Ties was able to put his strikes in bunches to win the match.  Lang is bumped out of the tournament and Ties will try to win 3 next week to get in the money.

Tucker Riegler   vs   Bobby Petsche     7 PM    Lanes 1-2

Riegler starts with a strike, 3-6 spare, 10 pin miss, strike, 6 p-in spare, picks up a washout, turkey, 2-4 spare, strike for 202 for game 1.  Petsche goes Brooklyn, strike, Brooklyn for a turkey, 3-6-10 and gets 2, 10 pin spare, 3-4-6-7 split for a spare, trips the 4-9 for a spare, 2-4-10 split and gets 2 for an open in the 8th, 6 pin spare, 4 pin spare and 8 for a 186 game.  Down 16 Petsche covers the 10 to start game 2, then picks up a washout, misses the 2 pin, 2-10 split and gets 1, 3-6-10 spare, turkey, 3-6-9-10 and gets 3, 2-10 split for a 166 and 352 after 2 games.  Riegler goes 3-4-6-7 split for a spare, 6-10 spare, washout and gets 2 for an open, misses the 8 pin, covers the 10, 5 bagger and 6 to salvage a 208 game out that messy first half and has 410 after 2 and a 58 pin lead.  Game 3 Riegler strikes, spare, misses the 7 pin to start, Petsche goes Brooklyn, and 2 more pocket strikes for a turkey, then trips the 4-9 out for a strike, then 2 more solid shots for a 6 bagger start and he is back in the match.  Riegler  picks up the 1-2-4-8, covers the 6 pin and strikes and the match is about even.   Riegler throws a 4-6 split and gets 1, Petsche ends his strike streak with a 2-8 spare and takes the lead, then goes light and leaves the 2-4-8-10 split for an open and gets only 1.  Riegler strikes in the 8th and 9th, Petsche strikes in the 9th and now Riegler is back in the lead.  Both strike in the 10th, 11th and when Riegler gets 8 pins he wins the match, Petsche strikes out but is 10 pins short of a very nice comeback.  Petsche finishes 251 – 603 but loses to Rielger’s 203 – 613, Riegler rolls 17 strikes clustering most of them together, picks up a split and a washout to win a nail biter at the end.  Petsche is out 7 open frames really does him in though he did roll 10 strikes the last game it was just not enough to over come the first two games deficit and he Petsche is out.  Riegler will be attempting to run the gamut next week and win 3 matches to get to the money rounds.

Jason Lanser  vs   Justin Lanser    7 PM     Lanes 1-2

And the match that everyone wanted to see was down in the corner, who would end the night with bragging rights for the year.  Since its brothers will use first names on this match.  Jason starts game one with a strike, 4 pin spare, 3-6-10 spare, 4-7 spare, strike, 3-6-10 spare, 10 pin spare, strike, 4 pin spare, turkey for a clean game and 204.  Justin goes strike, 10 pin spare, turkey, 10 pin spare, strike, 7 pin miss, 3-4-7 split and gets 1, gets a messenger to take out the 10 pin in the 10th for a strike, strikes again and gets 7 for a 202 game and down 2 pins.  Game 2 Justin goes 2-8-10 and gets 2 for an open, 3-6-10 spare, 8 pin spare, 10 pin spare, 2-10 split and gets 1, strike, 2-8-10 split and gets 2 for an open, 10 pin spare, doubles and spares for a 171 game and 373 after two.  Jason goes 4 bagger, leaves the 6 pin on a cross over shot and spares, 10 pin spare, 4-10 split and gets 1 for an open, double, 9 pin spare and strike for 224 and 428 after 2 and a 55 pin lead over younger brother Justin.  Jason starts game 3 with a double, Justin covers a washout and then picks up a 2 pin, Jason leaves the 2-8-10 split and gets 2 for an open, Justin doesn’t take advantage leaving the 4-6-7 split and gets 2, Both strike in the 4th, Jason goes light again and leaves the 2-7-10 split and gets 2, Justin gets a mixer, both matches strike for the next 3 frames Jason gives him a turkey that is ended by a 4 pin in the 9th and spares, Justin strikes in the 9th and gets the first one in the 10th.  Jason leaves the 10 pin in the 10th and spares and we are down to if Justin can strike in the 11th and he leaves a 4 pin and spares for a 244, Jason strikes his last ball and comes out on top with a 201 game and 629 series to nip Justin by 12 with his 617 series.  Justin did a nice job the last game to try to win this match from his brother Jason, but the second game put him in a hole that was too big to get out of.  Jason knocks Justin out of the tournament and lives on to try to win 3 matches next week.  I am sure for family and friends this was a tough match to watch.

Russ Bolibaugh  vs   Andrew Willems     7 PM    lanes 11-12

Last match of the night,  Bolibaugh starts with a 3-6-10 spare, strike, 2-8 spare, 6 bagger, and opens the 10th with a 2-10 split and gets 1 for a 236 game.  Willems goes 6-10 split for an open getting 1, then gets a 4 bagger, misses the 10 pin, strikes, 4 pin spare, strike, 6-10 spare and 9 for a 205 game and down 31.  Willems starts game 2 with another split – 4-6-7 and gets 2, 10 pin spare, turkey, 6-7 split and gets 1, strike, 10 pin spare, double and a 10 pin and misses it for a 203 game and 408 after 2.  Bolibaugh goes 10 pin spare, 5 bagger, 1-2-4 spare, strike, 10 pin spare, turkey for a 247 game and 483 and a 75 pin lead.  Game 3 both start with single pin spares, Bolibaugh leaves the 3-6-10 and takes 2, Willems strikes, Bolibaugh covers the 9 pin, and then washes out and gets 3 for an open, Willems tacks on 2 more strikes for 3 in a row and cuts the deficit in half,  Bolibaugh rolls a turkey,  but Willems gets a break and carries a Brooklyn, rocks two solid strikes to make a 6 bagger and the deficit is less than 10 pins now and suddenly its a match!  Bolibaugh leaves a 7 pin and spares, Willems ends his strike streak by covering the 10 pin, Bolibaugh leaves the 6 count bucket and spares, Willems comes in light and leaves the 2-4-8-10 and gets 2 for an open, Bolibaugh opens in the 10th with a 2-8-010 split and gets 2, Willems strikes out and gets a 243 game and 651 series, but its not enough as Bolibaugh barely hangs on with a 75 lead to win with a 172 game and 655 series.  The split in the 9th not only hurt Willems because of the open frame but the pin count too, that and a missed 10 pin stops him from having the greatest come from behind win of the season.  Willems exits the tournament just 5 sticks shy of netting the win…. Bolibaugh did a great job of stringing strikes, out of 19 strikes only 2 were not strung together with other strikes to make doubles or more…. 2 less strikes then Willems.  Bolibaugh nets the win and will try to win 3 more times next week to qualify for the money rounds

And that is the end of week 3.  Week 4 will have 3 shifts, with those in the Winners Bracket vying for the top 4 spots.  While those in the Losers Bracket will try to survive Hell Week.  Good Luck to all.

I also wanted to thank my scorekeepers again.  Steve and Cody Beck, Andy Ehrlich and Kyle Wiest.  Without these guys and those that helped in prior weeks there is no way for me to give you the detail of what really happened in the matches.

Good luck to everyone next week.  Some of the matches could get pretty interesting where best friends could be facing each other to see who makes the money rounds!

Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Stephanie

 

2017 Week 4 – Hell Week Results are in

Half the field has been eliminated.  After week 4 if you survive you get a check

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Week 4 Hell Week Results