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

Check out the matches by clicking on the link below

Week 4 Hell Week Results

2017 Week 2 Greatest Matches

Update to this post

Week 2 is done and 1/4 of the field is out of the tournament.  We have 16 in the Winner’s Bracket and 32 in the Losers bracket.  So after next week 1/2 of the field will be eliminated.  There were some tough loses that eliminated some of the bowlers.  So here we go….

So I missed one match, so I am updating this post and putting the Match first

Jason Robey   vs   Mike Myers   7 PM   Lanes 5-6

This is a Winners Bracket Match, loser remains in the tournament but takes the long road to the finals.  Robey starts game 1 with 3-7 split and takes 1 for an open, turkey, misses the 7 pin for an open, 6-7 split and gets 1, 8 pin spare, strike, 8 pin spare, strike 5 pin spare for 185.  Myers goes 4 pin spare, 10 pin spare, 4 bagger, 10 pin spare, Big 4 split and gets 2, strike, 10 pin spare and 9 to finish with a 212 and a 27 pin lead.  Game two Myers goes 6-10 split and gets 1, picks up the 3-6-7-10 split, strike, 10 pin spare, double, 6-10 spare, strike, 4-7 spare, double and 8 for a 205 and 417 after 2 games.  Robey starts game 2 with a 6 bagger, leaves a wash out and gets 2, double and misses a 7 pin in the 10 to finish with a 229 and 414 after 2 games – down just 3 pins.  Game 3 both start with a double, Myers opens in the third with a 2-8-10 split getting 2, then leaves the 7 pin and spares, Robey tacks on 3 more strikes for a 5 bagger and the lead.  In the 5th Myers strikes, and adds on two more in the 6th and 7th, Robey leaves and misses another 7 pin, then covers a 5 count wash out for a spare and hangs on to the lead. In the 8th Myers leaves the 4 pin and spares, Robey strikes and adds another to set up the 10th with a double. Myers also strikes in the 9th.  Myers is down 12 in the game but up 14 from the previous two games, so every pin counts for both bowlers.  Myers strikes in the 10th for a double, Robey leaves an 8 pin and spares, Myers strikes again and if he strikes in the 12th he wins, he finishes by leaving the 10 pin, giving Robey a chance to tie the match with a strike…. he misses the pocket and leaves the 2 pin and the match goes to Myers 650 – 649.  Myers helped himself by striking at the end when it was important but picking up all but one of his spares, covering a split, and getting max pins on his other splits (short of picking them up)  Robey actually matched Myers strike count of 20, did a better job of putting together strings of strikes, he even covered a washout.  Missing 3 – 7 pins in the match cost him the win.  It was an exciting match to watch, Myers moves forward in the Winners bracket and Robey is still in the tournament but now needs to work his way through the losers bracket, bowling almost twice the matches to get to the finals.  Good Luck to Both and great bowling!

Jerome Lang   vs   Brett Besler   6 PM  Lanes 5-6

This is a Losers bracket match, winner bowls on and the loser is eliminated.  Lang starts with a double, 7 pin spare, 10 pin spare, rolls a turkey with one being a Brooklyn, 3-6-9 and gets 2 for an open, 4-9 split and covers it, strike 4 pin spare for 213 to start.  Besler covers the 10 pin to start, 5 bagger, 8-10 split and misses both, 2-4-10 split and gets 2, 2-4-8-10 and gets 3 for a third open in a row, 2 pin spare and 9 for 201.  Game 2 Besler finds his groove starting with 6 solid strikes, tripping the 9 forward for another strike, 2 more solid strikes for the first 9, leaves a light 7 in the 10th spares and strikes for 279.  Lang tries to keep pace with Besler, starts with a turkey, 9 pin spare, 6-10 spare, 4 bagger, 9 pin spare and strike for 246 for a 459 and down 21 to Besler’s 480.  Game 3 Besler starts with a 2-10 split and gets 1 then covers the 10 for a spare then strikes, Lang strings the first 3 strikes and just like that Besler is behind.  Besler leaves teh 3-6-10 and spares, then leaves a light 6 in the pocket and spares.  Lang adds on 2 more strikes.  Besler manages a pair of strikes in the 6th and 7th frames, Lang strikes one more time for a starting 6 bagger then leaves the 4 and spares, then he leaves a washout and gets 3 for an open, Besler picks up the 4-5 spare and with 3 frames to go the match is about 20 pins in Lang’s favor.  Besler covers the 10 pin and Lang leaves the big 4 split and gets 2.  Lang now has a 6 pin cushion going into the 10 frame. Both strike the first ball, Besler leaves the 10 pin and spares and Lang seals the deal by striking two more times for the win 232 – 691 to Besler’s 195 – 675 and Lang has a nice come from behind win to stay in the tournament.  Besler who covered all of his spares – had 4 splits for open frames and struggled to strike the last game after throwing 10 the game before, is now out of the tournament.  Great match by both bowlers!

Chris Pfab  vs   Jon Welu    6 PM   Lanes 7-8

Another Loser’s bracket match, Winner bowls on.  Pfab starts with a 1-3-9 and gets just 1 for an open, strike, 3-10 split for an open getting one, 4 bagger, 10 pin spare, 3-6-9-10 and covers it, strike 2-4-5 and gets 2 for an even 200 game.  Welu goes strike 2-8 spare, strike, 4-10 and misses both for an open, 10 pin spare, double, 9 pin spare, turkey and 9 for 214 and a 14 pin lead after 1 game.   Game 2 Welu leaves the 10 pin and misses it, double, 2-10 and gets none, 4-6-7 and covers 2 on the split, 10 pin spare, double, 7 pin spare, strike 2-10 and gets one for a 180 game and 394 after 2.  Pfab starts with a turkey, 2-4-8 spare,  1-2-4-8 spare, 2 pin spare, 7 pin spare, 2 pin spare, 10 pin spare, 10 pin spare strike for 208 and 408 after two and a 14 pin lead.  Game 3 Pfab covers the 10 pin and the 3-6-10 spare.  Welu strikes and covers the 4 pin, then leaves the 2-4-10 split and gets 2 for an open and strikes in the 4th.  Pfab gets a 4 bagger and adds to his lead through 6.  Welu adds on 2 more strikes to make a turkey.  Pfab leaves a 7 pin and spares and strikes again.  Welu adds strikes in the 7th and 8th and is closing the gap. Pfab leaves the 6-10 and spares and Welu strikes and we are down to what happens in the 10th frame to decide the fate of these two bowlers.  If Welu strikes out its his win, but Pfab still has a chance and he strikes, Welu strikes and leaves the 3 pin and spares for 245, if Pfab strikes he can win but he leaves a big split 3-4-6-7-10 and gets 2 and is 8 pins short of a win with his 223 finish.  Welu nets the win with a big finish the last game 639 – 631 and Pfab takes the early exit – great match!

Chris Watters   vs   Jeremy Cook   6 PM   Lanes 9-10

Watters starts this Losers bracket match with a double, 4-6-7-9 split and gets 2, double, 3-6-10 spare, leaves the bucket and gets only 3 for an open, strike, 1-2-4 spare, turkey for 194 the first game.  Cook goes strike, 3-4-6-7 split and gets 2 for an open, strike, 10 pin miss, 7 pin spare, 5 bagger, 7 pin spare for a 213 game and a 19 pin lead.  Game 2 Cook goes strike 2-10 split and gets 1, strike, 10 pin miss, 6-10 and gets 1, turkey, 7-10 split and gets 1, 10 pin spare and 7 for a 168 and 381 after two.  Watters goes strike, 1-2-4-7 and gets 2, 2 pin spare, double, 10 pin spare, 2-8 spare, strike, 1-2-4 and gets 2 for an open and then covers the 4 and strikes for 181 and 375 after two.  Game 3 Cook has a 5 pin advantage and starts with a turkey, Watters goes strike, misses a 4 pin and another strike and Cook extends his lead.  Cook leaves a 10 pin and covers it, then leaves a 7-10 split and misses both.  Watters strikes in the 4th and 5th, then adds two more in the 6th and 7th for a 5 bagger, Cook covers the 2 pin and then leaves the 2-10 split and gets 1.  Watters has the lead now but opens in the 8th getting 7 and 2 but strikes in the 9th, Cook doubles in the 8th and 9th and we have another match coming down to who finishes best in the 10th.  Watters strikes and when Cook leaves the 10 pin the match is over – Watters finishes with a 222- 597 and Cook has 201 and 582 to fall 15 pins short.  Cook exits early from the tournament and Watters will face Joe Pregler next week and will need to win out to stay in the tournament – Great match again!

Tony Habel   vs   John Biver   7 PM    Lanes 3-4

The last Losers bracket match being reviewed tonight.  Habel will start us out with a 3-6-10 spare, 5 bagger, 10 pin spare, 4-7-10 split and covers 2, strike, 2 pin spare, and 9 for a 224.  Biver goes 4 bagger, 6-7-9-10 split for an open getting 3 and a turkey, 10 pin spare, strike, 10 pin spare for 233 and a 9 pin lead.  Game 2 Biver goes double, 7 pin spare, 9 pin spare, strike, 4 pin spare, 9 pin spare, turkey, 3-6 spare for 225 and 458 after two games.  Habel misses a 10 pin, double, 7 pin spare, 4 bagger, 3-10 split and picks it up, 7 pin spare, strike and matches Biver’s 225 game so he is still down 9 pins.  Game 3 Habel starts with a turkey, Biver goes strike, 2-4 spare, 1-2-4 spare and covers the 2-7 split through 4, Habel then misses the 10 pin, leaves the bucket and gets 2 and then leaves the 4-6-7 split and gets 2 more and just like that Biver is back in charge after he doubles in the 5th and 6th.  Habel strikes in the 7th and 8th and Biver leaves the 6-7 split and strikes.  We are again down to who finishes better in the last two frames, Habel strikes to make a turkey, Biver goes light and leaves the 2-5 and spares, Biver then doubles and gets 9 for an even 200 game.  Habel must strike and does then gets an 8 count and spares for the win, 213 game and 662 series, nips Biver by 4 pins as he finishes with a 658 and knocked out of the tournament.  Great bowling!

Stephen Habel  vs  Joe Pregler    8 PM   Lanes 5-6

This is a Winners bracket match, so whoever loses its not the end of the road for this tournament but it does mean your path to championship is much longer.  Habel goes strike, 7 pin spare, 8 bagger, 7 pin spare for a nice 269 game.  Pregler goes 6-10 spare, 3-10 split for a spare, 4 bagger, 2-4-8-10 split and gets 3 for an open, strike, 2 pin spare, strikes out for 222 – nice game but down 47.  Game 2 Pregler goes 3-6-10 spare, misses the 4 pin, 10 pin spare then strikes the final 9 frames for a nice 258 game.  Habel, goes strike, 3-6-10 spare, 4 bagger, 4-6-7-9-10 split and gets 3, 7 pin spare, 4-9 split for an open, strike 6-10 spare for 198 and down 13 after two games. Game 3 Habel starts with a 2-8 spare, 2-8-10 split and gets 2 for an open, Pregler goes 10 pin spare, 4-7 spare , then greek church and gets 3 for an open then strikes.  Habel goes 10 pin spare strike, then 4 pin spare and strikes.  Pregler leaves the 2-8 and spares then strikes and Pregler still has the lead.  Both strike in the 7th for doubles.  In the 8th Habel strikes again, Pregler goes high and leaves the 3-6-10 and spares, Both strike in the 9th so advantage Habel and he seals the deal in the 10th when he strikes and Pregler comes in light for a 2-4-10 split for an open – Habel strikes out for 236 – 703 finish, Pregler goes 176 – 656 for the loss.  This was a great back and forth match that Habel takes by being the stronger finisher.  Pregler is still in it – but moves to the Losers side of the board.

Tyler Kohl   vs   Ben Cottrell   8 PM  Lanes 9-10

Kohl – last years champion starts out this match with a turkey, 7 pin spare, 3-6-9 spare, strike, 6 pin spare, 6-8 split for an open getting 1, 4-6-10 split and getting 2 for another open, strike 7-10 split and 1 for a 191 start.  Cottrell goes 6 pin spare, 3-6 and chops it for an open, strike, 7 pin spare strike, 4 pin spare, 7 pin spare, double 3-6 and 1 for 182.  Down 9 Cottrell starts game 2 with a strike, misses his third 3-6 spare, 9 pin spare, strike, 4-6-10 split for an open getting none as he clips his ankle, 4-9 split and gets 1, he salvages his game somewhat by striking in the 7th, 8th and 9th frames then goes 9 spare and 7 for a 177 game and 359 after 2.  Kohl goes strike 7 pin spare, 2-4-7 spare, bucket and spares it, strike, 10 pin spare, 2-7 split and gets 1, strike, covers the washout, 7 pin spare and strike for a 179 but because Cottrell struggled too he picks up 2 more pins to lead by 11.  Game 3 Kohl goes 3-6 spare and strike, Cottrell goes strike 9 pin spare, Kohl strikes for a double and then leaves the 2-4 and gets only 1 for an open, Cottrell rolls 2 strikes, Kohl leaves the 7 and spares the goes tight and leaves the 6 and spares again.  Kohl leaves the bucket and spares then strikes in the 8th, Cottrell trips a 9 pin out for a 5 bagger then packs another to make it 6.  Kohl needs to strike out to have a chance and leaves the 2-4 on a high shot and spares, Cottrell leaves the 8 pin and spares and that does it – Kohl gets a double and 6 in the 10th but its not enough as his 197 / 567 does not net him a win.  Cottrell after struggling for 2 games leaves a 9 in the 10th and spares and gets 9 more for 247 and sends last years champion to the Losers bracket.  Cottrell despite the struggles doesn’t give up and is rewarded for the effort his 606 gives him a nice come from behind win and guarantees he will be bowling at least 2 more weeks!

Well that is it for week 2 – 16 bowlers are out, 16 are in the Winners bracket and next week there will only be 8 left in the Winners bracket and another 16 bowlers will be eliminated.  That means after 3 weeks half the field will be gone.  Good luck to all that remain

Stephanie

Week 3 Matches

3 weeks are done – 32 bowlers exited the tournament tonight.  24 are in the Losers Bracket and 8 are in the Winners bracket.

Here are the match Results  for Week 3

Week 3 Results

Good Luck to all the bowlers!

2017 Greatest Matches Week 1

It is the start of the 2017 Budweiser Big 10 Tournament.  The first 32 matches are in the books.  That means 32 bowlers move to the Winners bracket and 32 move to the Losers bracket and the much longer road to the Big 10 finals.  There are some new bowlers, past champions, kids fresh out of High School and yes some senior bowlers too all trying to be the next Big 10 Champion.

We start the tournament a few hours early with a prebowled match.  Since there was no one keeping score on Paper, I do not have what they left.  So for those that are new to the Big 10 Tournament we keep score on paper and track every match so that I know who left what, who missed what and if that key shot to win or lose a game was a tap, a miss or a clutch.  So I usually thank my score keepers at the end but this post we will thank them early – Cody Beck kept all 3 shifts, Steve Beck the first two shifts (bowled and won the third shift), Jerome Lang and Mike Myers helped out the third shift each taking a pair and lastly myself who took 2 pair each shift.  If you are interested in helping out – just let me know.

So here we go…

Jeremy Cook   vs   Bryce Barrett  Lanes 3 – 4

We will start with Cook who goes spare, spare, strike, 8 spare, 5 bagger than splits the 10th for an open and a 222 game.  Barrett starts with 7 split and none, 6 and 3, turkey, 9 spare, double, 8 split and 1 for an open and finishes out with a turkey for a 201 game and down 21 pins.  Game 2 he starts with a 4 bagger, covers a split, another split for an open, double, spare – spare and 7 for 217 and 418 after two games.  Cook goes 4 bagger, 6 spare, 8 spare, strike, split for an open, spare spare and 8 for 208 and 430 after two. Cook has a 12 pin lead after two.  Both bowlers open the first frame of game 3 with Barrett missing a single pin and Cook goes 7 and 2, Barrett then doubles, while Cook splits and gets 3 then strikes, Barrett splits for an open getting none on the second shot for an 8 miss and 63 in the 4th.  Cooke leaves a single pin and spares  then doubles and the match is under 10 pins.  Barrett strikes then a 9 spare through 6 frames. When Barrett strikes and Cook goes 9 spare the match is down to a 4 pin advantage for Cook, both strike in the 8th and now the advantage goes to Barrett, Cook splits in the 9th and Barrett strikes again, when Barrett strikes in the 10th the match is over he finishes the match with a strike and 9 for a 222 finish and the win with a 640, Cook throws a split the last ball and finishes with a 161 and 591.  The match came down to the carry and the last few frames.  Congrats to Barrett for the win, Cook will have to fight his way through the Losers bracket.

Jerome Lang   vs   Heath Kohl   6pm – lanes 9-10

So these guys bowled together in the NEI Scratch doubles and took 2nd in Dyersville last weekend and boom a week later one of them will get dumped into the Losers bracket because they are bowling each other tonight.  Lang starts with a strike, 10 pin spare, strike, 3-9 spare, Brooklyn, 3-4-6-7 split and gets 2, 5 bagger and 8 for a 224 game.  Kohl goes strike, 10 pin spare, 2 pin spare, 3 pin spare, 6-7-10 split and gets 2, strike, 10 pin spare, double, pair of Brooklyn strikes, and finishes with a pocket strike for 214 and down 10, Game 2 he goes strike, 2 pin spare, double, 10 pin spare, strike, 6 pin spare, double, 2 pin spare and 7 for a 215 and 429 after 2.  Lang starts game 2 with a 4 bagger, 10 pin spare, 8 pin spare – twice, Brooklyn, 7 pin spare, 10 pin spare and a strike for 226 and 450 after two and up 21 pins.  Game 3 Lang starts with a 3 pin spare, Kohl doubles, Lang leaves the 4-10 split for an open and covers the 3-6 spare, Kohl covers the 2 pin and then the 10 pin, Lang misses the 6 pin and Kohl has the lead,  Lang and Kohl each turkey in the 5th – 7th frames, Kohl leaves the 2-4 and covers it – Lang the 2 pin and misses it.  Both strike in the 9th and when Kohl strikes in the 10th he nets the win, Lang does strike and spare to finish his game with a 191 and 641 series, but Kohl rolls a 232 game for a 661 series and the WIN.  Kohl will try again to take the easy route through the tournament and his doubles partner Lang will be taking the long route.   Good luck next week to both!

Jim Leach   vs   Brody Green   7 pm   Lanes 5-6

We move to the 7 pm matches where Leach starts us out with spare, turkey, 9 pin spare, double, 3-10 split for a spare, strike, then a 3-9-10 split for an open for a 215 game.  Green goes 6 bagger, 10 pin spare, strike, 2-8-10 for an open getting 2, turkey for 247 and a 32 pin lead.  Green doubles to start game 2, 6-9-10 spare, 2 pin spare, 2-8-10 split and gets 2 for an open, turkey, 7-10 split and gets 1, 7 pin spare, strike for 198.  Leach goes 4 bagger, 7 pin spare, double, 10 pin spare, strike 2 pin spare, and 8 for a 236 and 451 after 2.  Green has 445 and we have a 6 match in favor of Leach.  On to game 3……  both guys strike the first frame, Leach leaves the 4-6-7 split and gets 2 for an open, Green leave the 2-8 and spares, both double, Leach leaves a 7 pin in the 5th and spares, Green goes a little high but strikes for a turkey.  Green then leaves the 4 pin and spares, Leach leaves the 2-8 and gets just 1.  Leach then leaves the bucket and spares, Green carries a light mixer for a strike.  Both strike in the 8th and 9th, Leach doubles and gets 9 in the 10th for 213 and 664, but Green strikes in the 10th to shut him out and then goes on to strike out for a nice 259 – 704 to get his first Big 10 win and a come from behind win!  Congrats to Brody!  Past champion Leach will join the others in the Losers bracket for the long road to the finals to try to repeat as Big 10 Champion – good luck to both!

Adam Gross   vs   Zach Althaus  7 pm   Lanes 7-8

Gross starts us out with an 8 spare, 4 pin spare, strike, 10 pin spare, double, 6-10 spare, turkey, 9 spare for 226.  Althaus starts with a spare, turkey, 3-9 and gets 1, strike, washout and gets 1, 4 bagger and 8 for 220 and down 6.  Althaus starts game two missing the 10 pin, double, misses another 10 pin, turkeys, covers the bucket, 4 bagger for 223 and 443 after two.  Gross goes 8 pin spare, then leaves a solid 8 and spares, double, 10 pin spare, strike, 10 pin spare, 5 bagger to finish the game for a 238 and 464 after 2 and a 21 pin lead.  Game 3 Gross starts with a spare, Althaus strikes, then covers the 2-8 spare, Gross doubles, then Althaus throws a pair of strikes, Gross leaves the 10 pin and spares in the 4th and then strikes, Althaus strikes in the 5th and 6th for a 4 bagger, Gross goes high in the 6th and leaves the 4-10 split and gets 1 then strikes, Althaus leaves a 10 pin and covers this one and strikes, Gross strikes in the 8th and has a 1 pin advantage going into the last 2 frames.  Althaus gets a strike in the 9th for a double Gross leaves a 9 pin and spares, now advantage to Althaus who then leaves a 6 pin in the 10th and spares and gets 8.  Gross can strike out to win by a pin…. strikes on the first shot but leaves a 4 pin in the 11th and spares for a 206 game and 670 series and loses to Althaus’ 236 – 679.  This was a great match Gross only has one open frame to Althaus’ 4 open frames but Althaus out struck Gross 24 strikes to 20 and it was just enough to make up for the difference in open frames.  Althaus moves on in the Winners Bracket and Gross will take the long road to the finals

Randy Mackey   vs   Kevin Scheffert  7 pm   Lane 9-10

Mackey starts us out with a 4-7-10 split and misses them all, 5 pin spare, 3-6-10 spare, 2-5-7 split and spares, 3-6-10 spare, turkey, 10 pin spare, 1-2-4-8 spare and 9 for a 192.  Scheffert leaves a 10 pin and covers it, 3-6-10 spare, strike, 4-9 split and gets 1, 10 pin spare, strike, 4-7-10 split and gets 1, 10 pin spare, 9 pin spare, strike spare for 170.  Game 2 Scheffert goes strike, 10 pin spare, 4 pin spare, strike, 10 pin spare, 4 bagger, 7 pin spare and a strike for 228 and 398 after 2.  Mackey goes 3-10 split and gets none, 5 bagger, 4-6-7 split and gets 2, 10 pin miss, 2-8 spare, strike and a spare in the 10th for 202 and 394 and down 4 pins.  Game 3 both strike in the first, Mackey leaves a 3 pin and spares, Scheffert adds two more for a turkey then covers the 4-7 for a spare, Mackey strikes the next 5 shots, Scheffert strikes in the 5th – 7th frames and we have a 2 pin match with Scheffert still maintaining the advantage.  In the 8th Scheffert adds another strike, while Mackey leaves the 4 pin and spares, Mackey then misses wide and leaves the 1-2-4 and spares.  Scheffert strikes again and now Mackey needs an open from Scheffert to have a chance, he leaves an 8 pin and spares and strikes and Scheffert finishes him off by striking out for a 278 – 676 set.  Mackey rolls a 235 but was in all the way to the 8th – he finishes with a 629 series.  Great finishing game by Scheffert! He slides to the Winners Bracket side, while newcomer Mackey will take the long road to the finals

Marty Gottschalk   vs   Tyler Riegler    8 pm   Lane 5-6

Marty starts with a Brooklyn and adds 2 more for a turkey, 2-10 split and spares, strike, 4-7 spare, strike, 4 pin spare, 4-7 spare, 1-2-4 spare and 8 for a 211.  Tyler starts with a 1-3-5 spare, 7 pin spare, 3-10 spare, strike, 4-6-7 split and gets 2, double, 3-6-10 spare, double, 3 pin spare for a 201 game and down 10.  Game 2 Tyler has a 6-10 spare, strike, misses a 1o pin, wash out for an open, strike, another wash out for an open, 4 bagger 10 pin spare for a 192 and 393 after two games.  Marty goes 7 pin spare, double, wash out for an open, double, 4 pin spare, double, leaves the Big 4 split and gets 1 in the 10th for a 190 game and a 401 total after two.  Marty has an 8 pin lead going into game 3.  Marty starts with a 2 pin spare, Tyler misses the 4 pin for an open, then leaves the Big 4 and gets just 1.  Marty covers the 4 pin, then goes Brooklyn to strike, Tyler throws a strike in the third , trips a 4 in the 4th for a strikethen strikes in the 5th.  Marty trips out the 9 pin in the 4th for a double then leaves a 4 pin and spares then turkeys to get him to the 8th. Tyler leaves a 10 pin in the 6th and spares, then doubles in the 7th and 8th, Marty who still has the advantage leaves the 6-10 and spares, Tyler strikes in the 9th to give himself a chance.  Marty gets 7 on the first ball and only gets 2 for an open and a 212 game and a 613 series.  Tyler needs a strike for the win and goes high and leaves the 3-6-10 and spares then strikes for a 212 game and a 605 series and loves the match by 8 pins.  Marty Gottschalk survives opening in the 10th frame to move on in the Winners Bracket.  Tyler Riegler had his chance to come from behind and win but too many open frames early in the match makes for a pressure shot in the 10th and he comes up short.

Shawn Timmermann  vs   Dan Kasper   8 pm   Lanes 7-8

Last match of the night 2 handed bowler Timmermann starts with a strike, misses the 10 pin, 3 pin spare, misses another 10 pin, then a 4 bagger, misses a 10 pin in the 9th and then double 7 for a 200.   Kasper starts with a strike, 10 pin spare, 5 pin spare, double, 10 pin spare, 2-8 and gets just 1, turkey, 10 pin spare for 214 and a 14 pin lead.  Game two Kasper goes strike, 6 pin spare, 7 bagger tripping a 4 pin forward in the middle of that string, leaves the bucket in the 10th covers it and gets 9 for a 255 and 469 after 2.  Timmermann starts game 2 with an 8 bagger, leaves a 10 pin in the 9th covers it, strike and misses the 4 pin in the 11th for a 268 and 468 after two and he is down just 1 pin despite missing 3 10 pins and the 4 pin in the 11th.  Both guys double to start game 3, Timmermann leaves the 3-10 and covers it then strikes in the 4th and trips the 2 forward for a double.  Kasper tacks on 2 more strikes for an opening 4 bagger and then leaves the 6-10 and spares. Kasper leaves the 10 in the 6th and covers it.  Timmermann comes in light and leaves the bucket and spares then trips the 9 for a strike, Kasper strikes in the 7th and 8th and maintains the advantage, Timmermann strikes in the 8th for a double, then leaves the dreaded 10 pin again and misses it.  Kasper strikes in the 9th and needing just a a few pins to shut Timmermann out – Kasper gets the first strike in the 10th and then leaves the 10 pin and spares for 256 and 725, Timmermann does strike out for 221 and 689.  Even though Timmermann out strikes Kasper 25 -22, Kasper stays clean through the set and Timmermann misses 4  – 10 pins and that is the difference in this match.  Good luck to both bowlers, Kasper will move to the Winners side of the board and Timmermann takes a hard loss with him to the Losers side of the board.

Great bowling tonight!  Next week we have matches at 6, 7 and 8 pm.  At the end of the night we will have 16 left in the Winners Bracket, 32 in the losers bracket and 16 bowlers will take an early exit from the tournament.  Get there early to get a good seat!  Good luck to all next week!

Stephanie