Congratulations to Terry Cottrell – Winner of the Big 10 Championship Tournament

Finals week is here!  Tonight we find out who is the 2015 Budweiser Big 10 Champion.  Will it be the hard firing left – Dennis Pergande or will it be Terry Cottrell who has tried for 30+ years to claim the title.  Pergande will need to win match one to force a match two to have a shot at a winner takes all match…..

The day begins with the Baker Team Tournament.  A very fun tournament that I have bowled in for about 20 years.  The way this works is you put together a 5 person team and they combine together to bowl one game, then do this 12 times across lanes 1 – 12.

  • Bowler One throws the 1st and 6th frames
  • Bowler Two throws the 2nd and 7th frames
  • Bowler Three throws the 3rd and 8th frames
  • Bowler Four throws the 4th and 9th frames
  • Bowler Five throws the 5th and all of the 10th frame

12 Teams compete with the top 4 teams moving on to a 2 game semi final round where the top team bowls the 4th qualifier and the 2nd and 3rd place teams compete.  The winners of those matches will bowl for the Baker Championship.

The top four teams were

  • Sunset Lanes
  • Creslanes (my team)
  • Schultz Processing
  • Titties and Beer

Sunset Lanes  defeated Titties and Beer in round one, while Creslanes defeated Schultz Processing.  The Championship match is between Creslanes and Sunset.  Creslanes takes a 15 lead after game one – winning 202 – 187.  Game two Creslanes takes the Championship 193 – 170 winning 395 – 357.  Congratulations goes out to my team:  Ben Cottrell, Kyle Wiest, Cindy Cottrell, Terry Cottrell, Steve Breitbach Jr. on winning the Baker Team Tournament!  This is one of my favorite tournaments to bowl because you truly need to work together and pick up spares to be successful!  This is the first year I have not bowled, my son Cody was playing basketball in the Loras Wendy’s Classic against Lake Geneva High School.  He plays on the Sophomore Team, and sits with the Varsity team.   So we kept the subs in the family and Ben and Kyle did an awesome job along with the other members on a tougher shot.

My mom also loves to come watch this and she has been our lucky scorekeeper for years.  After the team won she looked at Beco and said “Welcome to the Vogt Dynasty!”  Love it!

Now on to the main event

Terry Cottrell vs  Dennis Pergande

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The match is on lanes 7-8 at 7 pm with one of the bigger crowds, with family and friends for both bowlers on hand to cheer them on.  Neither bowler has ever won the Big 10 title, so we crown a brand new Champion toinight!  Cottrell starts the tournament with a 4-6 split he gets one for an open, Pergande doubles, Cottrell strikes, then back on lane 7 for another split the 3-6-7-10 and gets 3 for another open, Pergande rocks two more strikes to jet off to a 50+ pin lead, Cottrell strikes again on the right lane, then goes wide on lane 7 for a 2-10 split and almost picks it up but its his third open in 5 frames.  Pergande stuffs two more no doubter strikes in the pocket for a 6 bagger.  Cottrell strikes on the right lane and then finally strikes on the left lane, Pergande tacks on two more pin blasting strikes, Cottrell stays in the match (which is hard to say this early) and gets two more strikes, Pergande blasts another strike in the 9th, and then rocks 3 more strikes for a perfect game and the place goes wild with applause.  Cottrell finishes game one with a light mixer and two more strikes on the right lane for a 215 game – rolling 3 splits for opens and 9 strikes finishing with the last 7 – Pergande with his 12 pin blasting strikes takes a pretty impressive 85 pin lead after game 1.

Game two – Pergande starts with a solid 7 pin and misses it, Cottrell doubles on his turn to start to chip away at Pergande’s lead.  Pergande strikes on his next turn then leaves a 6 pin and spares, Cottrell tacks on two more strikes, Pergande doubles in the 4th and 5th, Cottrell strikes in the 5th for a 5 bagger then leaves a solid 4 pin and spares, Pergande goes high and leaves the 4-6-10 and gets 2, then strikes, Cottrell doubles on his next turn and has chipped away at the 85 lead taking it down to about 30 pins.  Pergande sticks another solid 7 and covers this one, then goes wide and leaves the 1-3-6-9 and spares, Cottrell sticks another 4 pin and spares, gets a messenger to take the 10 out in the 10th for a strike, adds another strike and then leaves a 9 pin for 257 – same amount of strikes (9) as game 1 but no opens.  Pergande rocks 3 solid strikes for a 190 game and just like that his lead is down to 18 pins.

Game On!

Cottrell strikes in first frame of game 3, Pergande sticks a 6 pin and spares, then leaves another 7 pin and hangs the edge for the spare, Cottrell strikes then leaves a 10 pin and spares, Pergande doubles on his next turn to keep the lead, Cottrell sticks another 10 pin and spares then strikes, Pergande goes high and leaves the 6 pin and spares, then leaves another on a light shot and spares, Cottrell strikes in the 6th frame, then on the left lane goes in light almost leaving the 7-10 split gets the 7 to go and then a tap on the 10 and its a strike and he has the lead in the match, Pergande stuffs his next shot but is unlucky – leaving the 6-8 split and gets 1, then another 7 pin for a spare in the 8th, Cottrell repeats his last strike – almost leaving the 7-10 split but they both go out with a late tap on the 10 for another strike, then a solid strike in the 9th locks up the win, Pergande doubles in the 9th and 10th and leaves a 6 pin and spares for a 203 and 693 total.  Cottrell leaves a 10 pin covers it and strikes for the improbably come from behind win his 247 and 719 nets him his first win in the Budweiser Big 10 Tournament after trying for over 30 years! The crowd goes wild, happy tears are flowing and Terry Cottrell is you 2015 Budweiser Big 10 Champion!  Dennis Pergande had an amazing run at the championship – he netted 2 – 300 games and was a very intimidating opponent.  He consistently rocked the pocket and decimated the pins, but fell just short, his 300 game start not quite enough to hold off Cottrell, Pergande had 11 strikes in the final two games, left 5  – 6 pins and 4 – 7 pins missing just one of those.  Cottrell rocked 26 strikes to get the final fantastic come from behind win of the season – with only 3 opens – the three splits in the first game, he left 2 – 4 pins and 3 – 10 pins and made them all!

Congratulations also to Dennis Pergande – he has steadily over the past 4 years become a very intimidating opponent in the Big 10 tournament.  He was the high Qualifier this year and finished 2nd.  I know there may be a shot or two he would like to take back but I truly believe that he did not lose this match but Cottrell won it.  So with his best finish ever  – watch out next year and if you qualify for the Big 10 – you better hope you are not in his bracket – because I think he has what it takes to get to the finals again!

Congratulations to my Brother-in-Law Terry Cottrell! Week after week, he took down opponent after opponent – not easy opponents but past champions – like Bob Hochrein and Jim Leach, and other top finishers in the past few years like Chris Schultz and Heath Kohl.  I am sure the crowd after game one expected to see a second match after watching Pergande rock the pocket for 12 straight shots and most bowlers would have just given up on that first match and said lets move over to the next set…..  but not Terry.  His never-give-up attitude nets him one of the most memorable finishes in the tournaments history.   Congratulations on a long overdue, well-deserved, dramatic and fantastic come from behind win to be the reigning Budweiser Big 10 Champion!

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2015 Budweiser Big 10 Champion Terry Cottrell

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Terry and his Wife Cindy waiting for the ceremony

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Runner up Dennis Pergande

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Terry Cottrell getting congratulated by Steve Kamentz

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Last years Champion Jason Lanser presenting Terry with his Budweiser Jacket

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You winner Terry Cottrell

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Steve Kamentz with his plaque that Budweiser presented to him for his years of promoting the tournament

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Terry and Cindy Cottrell with their kids and some of their spouses an grandkids

Week 6 – Losers Bracket Matches

With just 6 bowlers left in a field of 64 – tonight 5 of them vie for the Championship of the Losers Bracket and a chance to bowl Terry Cottrell in the finals.  Will the Winner be Corey Leach – who only has to bowl one match or will it be one of the other 4 bowlers who have to win 3 times to make the championship match.

Bob Hochrein  vs  Phill Breitbach

This match was on 3-4 – winner meets the winner of the next match.  Hochrein starts the first game with a pair of doubles, a missed 10 pin and a 2-4-10 split conversion for 202.  Breitbach started his match with a missed 4 pin, pair of doubles, 3-6-9-10 and gets 3 and a 4-9 split for an open for 176.  Game 2 Hochrein doesnt convert a spare – misses a 10 pin and has the 2-8-10 – but has a 4 bagger and finishes with the last 6 strikes for 244.  Phill is clean in game two and has only 4 strikes but strings 3 together for a turkey and a 212 game, Hochrein has a 58 pin lead, but opens in the 2nd with  3-4-7-10 and gets 1, doubles , Leaves a 2-4-8-10 for an open, covers the 3-10 split and nets a 175.  Breitbach never gets a double the last game, and has 4 open frames, with one missed easy spare – the rest were a washout and 2 splits.  Hochrein gets the win 621 – 536.  Breitbach has his best finish in the tournament but comes up short.  Hochrein bowls the winner of the next match

Dennis Pergande  vs  Chris Schultz

This match is also at 6 and is on 9-10.  This was a fast paced match, as both bowlers struck quite a bit and Pergande wastes no time on the approach.  Pergande starts with turkey, catches a break busting the 6-10 out of the rack on a high shot and leaves only the 7 pin and spares then a 6 bagger  to finish with a 265 game, Schultz goes strike, spare, strike, solid 9 spare, 2-4-8-10 split and covers it finally he nets a turkey in the 8, 9 and 10th frames and finishes off with a 2-10 split conversion for a 214.  Game 2 Pergande gets a double, misses the 7 pin, 6 bagger for 246 and 511 after 2,  Schultz starts with a 5 bagger, and ends with a 5 bagger for 275 – converting the 28 in the middle for 489  and down 22.  Pergande starts with a turkey, Schultz struggled a bit , 2-8-10 for an open, covered the bucket, picked up the 10 pin, Pergande covers the 4 pin after going high and tacks on another turkey, Schutlz doubles and looks to have some hope then comes in in light and leaves the 4-7 and spares, 10 pin spare and 7 pin spare and even though Pergande leaves a 7 pin and misses it, the match is over when he strikes on the next shot – Schultz finishes in a tie with Breitbach for 5-6th place with his 194 game and 683 series.  Pergande faces Hochrein in the next match as he rolls a very nice 234 – 745.  Its another nice Big 10 tournament for Schultz who comes up just short again….

Bob Hochrein   vs   Dennis Pergande

We move to 5-6, where the first game is relatively close – Hochrein has a pair of open frames leaving the 2-4-10 in the 2nd and getting 1, missing the 10 pin in the 6th, He finishes with the last 5 strikes for 203.  Pergande also opened the 2nd frame with a 6-8-10 split, then strikes in the 5th – 10th frames for a 237 game.  Game two Hochrein rolls 8 strikes, 2 doubles and a turkey but has 3 open frames (all splits) for a 182 game.  Pergande blasted 12 straight strikes for a 300 game and 537 after two games and a 152 pin advantage over Hochrein.  Hochrein gets a double and turkey the last game but its not near enough as Pergande continues the strike barrage – with a double, 4 bagger and turkey to finish it off for a 256 – 793 win over Hochrein who has 203-588.  7 time Past Champion Hochrein runs into a buzz saw and misses out on his chance at Championship #8.  He finishes in 4th place – With his two losses coming from 2 of the 3 remaining bowlers in the Tournament – Terry Cottrell who won the Winners Bracket – and Dennis Pergande who is trying to go for the trifecta of wins to be the Winner of the Losers bracket.  Great job Hooky!

Championship Match

Dennis Pergande   vs   Corey Leach

We move to lanes 7-8.  Pergande starts game 1 leaving the 7 pin and missing it, but a turkey and a 6 bagger later and he’s got a 248 game.  Leach starts with a strike, then 3 splits in a row for opens, another split for an open in the 7th and misses the 10 pin in the 10th for a 134 game.  Leach for all his struggles the first game doesn’t quit and starts game two with a 5 bagger, Pergande is clean in game 2, but has the least amount of strikes in a game this game, with just 5 but gets 2 doubles for a 215 finish and 463 after two.  Leach who had started with that 5 bagger, finishes the 2nd half like the first game with 2 splits and a missed 10 pin for a 200 game.  Down 129 pins against a guy that has been a strike machine – he really needs a ton of strikes and he does strike a lot on the right lane but can’t conquer the left lane Pergande puts him away with a 7 bagger  and a 257 game and 720 series – averaging 250 a game for 9 games – Pergande is your 2015 Big 10 Losers bracket Champion!  Congratulations!  Leach comes up short of the championship but has a great Tournament – with his two losses in the tournament coming from his matches with  Pergande and Cottrell, the only two bowlers to finish ahead of him.  Congrats on your third place finish!

And then there were 2!  Dennis Pergande makes the finals and must win twice to be the 2015 Budweiser Big 10 Champion.  Cottrell needs one more victory to take the crown!  Should be a great match!  Who do you think will win?  The hard throwing, fast paced lefty or the righty who rarely misses spares but probably has the most hard luck loses in the past 5 years.  (700 and lose club)  No matter what happens – it looks to be a great match!

Start your Saturday by coming down to watch the Baker Team Challenge – 12 teams of 5 bowlers each  bowl 12 games.  If you have never watched the High Schools bowl or watched this tournament it is a very fun, team oriented tournament.  Where all 5 bowlers combine to complete a game.  Bowler 1 bowls the 1st and 6th frames, bowler 2, 2nd and 7th, bowler 3, 3rd and 8th frames, bowler  4, 4th frame and 9th frame and the anchor bowler gets the 5th and all of the 10th frame, rinse and repeat that format a total of 12 games – top 4 teams advance to the finals!  Good luck to all!  And for the first time in over 20 year – I will not be bowling due to my sons Basketball game at Loras with Lake Geneva Wisconsin.  So Good Luck to my TEAM!

CONGRATULATIONS again go out to Dennis Pergande!  That was an amazing 9 games performance, you beat up the pocket tonight frame after frame packing one no doubter strike after another – with the highlights being your 300 game and finishing the night on top of the Losers Bracket!  Way to go!

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That’s it for another week….  Good luck to all at the Baker and see you all next Saturday night for the finals of the Budweiser Big 10 Championship at 7 PM – if needed their will be a second match at 8 PM

Stephanie

 

Week 5 Greatest Matches – Championship Week

Well we are just a few week from the end of another Budweiser Big 10 Championship.  Tonight the Winner of the Winners bracket will be determined and that bowler will get to take next Saturday off and enjoy the fact they will finish 1st or 2nd in the tournament and will have 2 chances to win the tournament

We start the night with the twelve bowlers who will cash in the tournament.  The results of the Losers bracket first round matches results in the following bowlers finishing in 9th – 12th place

Kyle Wiest, Jared Charland, Mike Kaesbauer and Brian Breen – great job to all of these bowlers for a well bowled tournament.

The 8 pm Shift saw Kenny Slaght bow out early as Bob Hochrein defeated him to move on to the Losers bracket Championship round next week.  Kenny will Share 7th and 8th place with the loser of the next Match which I will cover now.

Dennis Pergande  vs  Doug Dammann

These two guys meet on lanes 7&8 at 8pm after each won their earlier matches pretty handily.  Lefty Pergande starts the first game with a strike, 10 pin spare, 5 bagger, 10 pin spare, leaves a ringing 7 pin and misses it, double and 7 for a 234 start.  Game two he leaves another 7 pin and misses it, turkey, misses his 3rd 7 pin of the night then strikes, covers back to back 6 pins, strike, leaves a 7 pin but picks this one up and strikes for 195 and 429 after two.  Dammann doubles to start game 1, covers the 7 for a spare, picks up the 3-6-10, picks up the 5  count washout, strike, 4 pin spare, strike, 4 pin spare, strike then leaves the bucket in the 11th and spares for a clean 201.  Game 2 he goes turkey, 10 pin spare, 7 pin spare, double, 2 pin spare, strike, ringing 10 and spares and 9 more gets him 226 and 427 after two and down just 2 pins.  Pergande starts game 3 with another 7 pin and misses his 4th one of the match, Dammann goes strike, 10 pin spare, Pergande doubles, Dammann goes strike 5 pin spare, Pergande gets 2 more strikes for a 4 bagger, Dammann finally gets a double in game 3, Pergande leaves back to back 6’s and spares, Dammann can take the lead with a strike but leaves an 8 pin and spares, then leaves the 2-10 split and misses both – his first open of the match, Pergande strikes and leaves the 7 pin and spares going 2 for 6 on that spare, Dammann strikes in the 9th and needs to strike out to force Pergande to finish but comes up light and leaves the 2 pin and spares and gets 9 for 194.  Pergande finishes out by striking out for 227 and 656 – Dammann was clean but for the one split but nets 621 and the loss and finishes in a tie for 7th and 8th with Kenny Slaght.  Great tournament Doug.  Pergande survives a shaky spare outing but his 22 strikes are strung together just right to net him the win!  Pergande will face the loser of the next match between Corey Leach and Phill Breitbach.

Corey Leach  vs   Phill Breitbach

This Winners bracket match occured at 7 pm on lanes 11&12, the winner of this match will face Terry Cottrell at 8 pm for the Championship match of the Winners bracket.  Terry defeated Chris Schultz by a large margin at 7 pm to get to the Championship match.  So lets see how this match fares, Leach starts with a turkey then misses the 10 pin, gets another turkey then covers the 3-6-10, then leaves the 2-4-8-10 split in the 9th and gets 3, then strikes out in the 10th for 219.  Game 2 he goes 10 pin spare, 2-4-8 spare, strike, 10 pin spare, double, 2 pin spare, double, pickets up the bucket in the 10th and strike for 213 and 432 after two.  Breitbach has a very rough start to his match, leaving a wash out and getting 2, then chops the 3-6-10, then leaves the 2-10 split and gets 1 for 26 after 3 frames, then rights the ship and rolls a 6 bagger then leaves the 3-6-10 and gets none for 197.  Phill starts game 2 with his first spare of the match covering the 10 pin, then doubles, covers the 1-2-3-5, then opens when he leaves the 9-10 split and gets 1, strike, 9 pin spare, and strikes out for 5 bagger and 223 – which nets him 420 after 2 and down 12 pins which is not bad considering he has 5 open frames.  Game 3 Leach covers the 7 pin to start the game, Breitbach strikes then misses the 10 pin, Leach doubles, Breitbach strikes then covers the 10 pin, Leach strikes and looks to have the match in hand then leaves the Big 4 and and gets 3, Breitbach strikesin the 5th then leaves the 4-9 split and gets 1, Leach covers the 8 pin and then leaves the 2-4-8-10 and gets 1 for an open, Breitbach needs a strike to stay in the match and leaves the 3-4-6 split and doesn’t get any then leaves the 2-10 split and the match is all but over, Leach covers the 2-8 spare then strikes, Breitbach covers the 10 pin and strikes to finish with a disappointing 151, Leach leaves a 9 pin and misses it but his 175 is enough to win the match 607 – 571.  Leach throws one more strike than Breitbach but the story of this match is the opens, Leach is cleaner – he only has 5 open frames with three of them being splits, Breitbach has 9 open frames – 10 if you count the 11th frame with 5 of them being splits, 1 washout and 4 totally make-able spares.  Leach will face off with Terry Cottrell to determine who will be the winners bracket champion and win the week off next week.  This is Phill’s first loss so he will bowl next week at 7 pm vs Bob Hochrein, he will have to win 3 times to get to the championship match in week 7.

Championship Match

Terry Cottrell  vs  Corey Leach

The Winner of this match will be in the Championship of the Budweiser Big 10 tournament.  He will need just one more win after this match to be crowned the champion.  So a lot is riding on this win….This 8 pm match is on lanes 3&4, Cottrell just keeps his first shot on the lane and leaves the 1-2 and spares, then covers the 6 pin, doubles, leaves the 2-10 split for an open getting 1, leaves another 2-10 split for an open getting a pin, strike, 6-10 spare, 2-8 spare, strike 7 pin spare for 182.  Leach rolls a strike to start game 1, then covers the 9 pin strike, picks up the 10, then leaves the 6-10 and only gets 1 for an open, then leaves the 3-6-10 and gets only 2, 7 pin spare, 10 pin spare, strike, then leaves the 2-4-8-10 split in the 10th and gets 3 for a 163 and down 19 pins.  Game 2 Cottrell goes 10 pin spare, strike, 10 pin spare, 3-6 spare, 10 pin spare, 2 pin spare, turkey, then leaves the 3-6-9-10 and gets only 3 for an open and a 200 game and 382 after two, Leach opens the first frame in game two leaving the 2-8-10 split and gets 2, then strikes, carries a brooklyn for another strike, then a third strike for a turkey, 3-6 and gets only 1 for another open frame, double, 4-6-7 split and gets 2, double, solid 9 and spares it in the 10th for 199 and down 20 pins going into game 3.  Game 3 starts with a strike for Cottrell, Leach doubles, Cottrell leaves the 2-8-10 split and gets 2, then strikes, Leach can take the lead with his next shot but leaves teh 3-4-6-7 split and gets NONE, then leaves the 3-6-10 and spares, Cottrell strikes in the 4th for a double, then leaves the 10 pin and misses it, Leach doubles in the 5th and 6th and is down just 7 pins, Cottrell leaves the 10 pin in the 6th and covers this one then strikes, Leach strikes in the 7th and leaves the 2 pin and spares, Cottrell strikes in the 8th and controls his own destiny but in the 9th he leaves the 2-4-8-10 split and gets 3 – he has 159 in the 9th with Leach having 147 in the 7th and a spare up, he strikes in the 9th and now the match is his if he punches out.  But he comes in light and leaves the 2-8-10 split and gets 2 for 195 and 557.  Cottrell needs a mark (spare or strike)and good count to win, he goes brooklyn and leaves the 6 pin and picks it up – he needs 6 to tie and 7 to win and gets a strike for a 179 finish and a 561 series.  It was not a pretty match but a win is a win and Terry Cottrell is the Champion of the Winners Bracket!  CONGRATULATIONS!  Terry gets the week off next week and will watch the remaining 5 bowlers duke it out to see who he will face in the finals of the Budweiser Big 10 Championship in week 7 in 2 weeks.  Corey Leach will  wait for the Hochrein/ Breitbach  Pergande/Schultz matches to be decided then the winner of those matches will face each other and that winner will face Leach at 8 pm.  Leach will need one win to get a second chance at Cottrell in the championship.  Good luck to all next week!

I personally wanted to Congratulate my brother-in-law Terry for making it to the finals and being one win away from a Big 10 Victory!  Its a long grueling tournament, where you sometimes just bowl the wrong bowler at the wrong time.  You can lose shooting 7oo and win shooting a 500.  Terry has lost some tough matches over the years so its nice to see things fall his way!

Thanks also go to my scorekeepers Steve Beck and Andrew Gantenbein who help me tell you what really happened.

See you all at the lanes

Stephanie

 

Terry Cottrell wins the Winners Bracket – Next Week 5 bowlers compete to see who will face him

Week 5 is done – there are 6 bowlers left in the tournament.  Terry Cottrell narrowly wins the championship match against Corey Leach to take the Winners Bracket Championship and earn next week off.

The following bowlers are in the loser bracket, Chris Schultz (who lost to Terry in the 7 pm match) Phill Breitbach (who lost to Corey Leach at 7 pm in the winners bracket) Dennis Pergande, Bob Hochrein and Corey Leach who lost to Cottrell by 4 pins in a see saw battle for the championship.  Leach will hang out and want the other 4 bowlers duke it out to see who he will bowl.  Matches are at 6, 7  and 8 PM

Week 5 – Championship Bracket week Results

Week 6 – Losers Bracket Week Matches

Week 4 Greatest Matches

Week 4 is in the books – congrats to Mike Myers who rolled an 802 the first shift to take over High Series.  Mike defeated Colton Hedrick who rolled a nice 730 and lost his match and was bumped from the tournament – great bowling – just an unlucky draw for Hedrick.   Mike then bowled Andy Ehrlich who beat Mike with an 802 series to knock Mike out of the tournament and tie his High Series for the Tournament.  Andy then found himself on the losing end of his match with Kyle Wiest and because it was a losers bracket match he also got bumped out.  Great bowling guys!  But its HELL Week and you gotta survive the night to cash.

Ben Cottrell vs  Kenny Slaght

Lanes 9&10 – a Losers bracket match so you gotta win to bowl on.  Cottrell starts us out with a10 pin spare, double,  5 count wash out and gets 2, 5 bagger, 2 pin spare and leaves the 10 for a nice 227.  Game two he goes strike spare through the first 6 frames, leaving a 9 pin, 10 pin and the bucket, He leaves the 4 pin and spares the 7th, covers the 10 in the 8th and then doubles and covers the 2-4-8 for a 209 game and 432 after two. Slaght goes double 7 pin spare, turkey, 8 pin spare, 3-6-7 split and gets 2, turkey and 7 pin for a 233 and a 6 pin lead after 1 game, Game 2  he covers the 7, strikes, 6-7 split for an open, 2-4-7 and spares, 7 pin spare, 3-4-6-7 split and spares, strike, 7 pin spare, strike, 7 pin spare and 9 more for 182 and 415 after 2.  Cottrell has a 17 pin lead and starts us off with a strike, Slaght covers the 6 pin, then goes high and leaves the 4 and spares, Cottrell carries a strike for a double, then leaves a 10 pin and spares, Slaght leaves and 8 pin and spares then strikes, Cottrell misses the head pin and leaves the 1-2-4-8 and gets 3, then strikes, Slaght tacks on 2 more strikes, Cottrell strikes then leaves the 6 count bucket and spares, Slaght strikes 2 more times and takes the lead, Cottrell sticks a 10 pin and spares, then strikes, Slaght leaves the 2-4-6-7 split and picks it up then strikes in the 10th then leaves an 8 pin and spares for 234 and 649.  Cottrell needs 2 in the 10th to win, he gets the first one then leaves the 2 pin and spares for a 208 and 640 series and 9 pin short.  Slaght comes from behind to get the win and the chance to bowl on.  Cottrell has a nice tournament but exits before he can get a check.  Slaght goes on to defeat Zach Althaus and then Jim Leach to make the money round – Great job surviving Hell Week!

Andrew Sanders  vs Kyle Wiest

Same Shift – 6 pm same pair.  Sanders starts with a 4 bagger, 4-9 split for an open, 4 pin spare, double, 4 pin spare, turkey for 235.  Game 2 he rolls a double, 1-2- spare, 6-7 split for an open, 2 pin spare, strike, 3-6 spare, back to back 10 pin spares, strike, 10 pin spare for 193 and 428 after 2.  Wiest starts game 1 with a strike, 4 pin spare, turkey, misses the 10 pin, strike, 4 pin spare, 4 bagger to finish with the first one in the tenth a brooklyn for a 227 game.  Game 2 he covers the 10 pin, strike, 3-6-9-10 spare, 4-7 spare, gets a messenger to take out the 10 for a strike, misses another 10 pin, strike, covers the 10, then misses another 10 pin in the 9th then doubles and gets 7  for a 181 and 408 after 2 and down 20.  Sanders starts game 3 with a 2 pin spare, Wiest doubles, Sanders misses the 10 pin and strikes, Wiest gets 2 more strikes, Sanders tacks on 2 more strikes, Wiest strikes 2 more times, Sanders strikes in the 6th and 7th, Wiest counters in the 7th for a 7 bagger then sticks another 10 pin and covers this one, Sanders strikes in the 8th for a 6 bagger then goes tight and leaves a 4 pin and spares, Wiest doubles in the 9th and 10th and leaves a 3 pin for 268 and 676 and he shuts Sanders out – Sanders covers the 4-7  and the gets 9 for a nice 234 game and 662 series but its not enough – his good run in the tournament is over.  Wiest will go on to win out the night defeating Joe Pregler and Andy Ehrlich to make the money rounds and surviving Hell Week.

Terry Cottrell  vs  Bob Hochrein

This is the last 6 pm match we will review and its on lanes 7&8.  Both bowlers start hot in game 1 – rolling 8 strikes each to start the match, both leave the 10 pin – but Hochrein misses his while Cottrell covers his, Cottrell goes strike 10 pins spare, strike to finish with a 259 the first game, Hochrein doubles and then leaves the 7-10 split and gets 1 for a 254 and down 5 pins.  Game 2 Cottrell goes strike, 10 pin spare, strike, misses the 10 pin, double, 10 pin spare, then gets a 5 bagger to finish the game with a 227 and 486 after 2.  Hochrein goes strike, 2-4-8-10 split for an open getting 2, strike, 10 pin spare, 4 bagger, 2-4-8 spare, 7 pin spare and a strike for 212 and 466 after 2.  Cottrell starts game 3 with a 2 pin lead and a strike, Hochrein goes 6 washout and gets 2, then leaves a solid 9 and misses it, Cottrell leaves the 4-6-7 split for an open getting 2, then covers the 10 pin, Hochrein doubles, then Cottrell doubles, Hochrein leaves a 10 pin and spares then strikes, Cottrell leaves the 2-8 and spare then strikes, Hochrein adds on 2 more strikes, Cottrell does the same and will go into the 10th with a turkey, Hochrein strikes in the 9th and gets the first one in the 10th,  Cottrell gets the first one in the 10th and when he gets 9 more on the next ball – he shots Hochrein out – who strikes out for 236 and 702, Cottrell finishes with a 225 and a 711 and is in the quarter finals of the Big 10 Winners bracket along with these guys who also won their winners bracket matches – Corey Leach will face Phill Breitbach and Cottrell will face Chris Schultz.  This was a great match to watch but someone had to lose…  Past Champion Hochrein gets bumped to the losers bracket where he will face Kyle Wiest next week at 7 PM.

Steve Breitbach Jr  vs  Heath Kohl

We move to 7 pm – lanes 9&10 – winner bowls at 8, loser is done.  Breitbach starts us off with a 3-6-7 split for an open and gets 2, 4 bagger, 7 pin spare, strike, 6-10 spare, 4 pin spare, 6-10 spare, strike for 215.  Game 2 he starts with an 8 pin spare, back to back 7 pin spares, 5 bagger, 6 pin spare, strike – 7 pin spare in the 10th for 237 for 452 after 2 games.  Kohl starts game one with a turkey, 2-5-8 spare, trips a 4 for a strike and tacks on 2 more for a turkey, leaves a solid 9 and spares, 3-6-10 spare, strike, 10 pin spare for a 233 game.  Game 2 he starts with a 4 bagger, misses the 10 pin, then picks up back to back 10 pins, strike, then finishes the game with back to back 2-8-10 splits and gets 1 each time for 190 and 423 after two.  Game 3 Breitbach starts with a strike and a 29 pin lead, Kohl starts with a double, Breitbach leaves the 6 and spares then strikes, Kohl covers the 5-7 split and strikes, when Breitbach leaves the 4-7-10 and gets none Kohl is about 5 pins behind but leaves the 2-10 on his next shot and gets none, then covers the 10 pin,  Breitbach covers the 6 pin and then the 7 pin,  Kohl doubles in the 7th and 8th and takes the lead when Breitbach leaves the Big 4 split and gets 2, then strikes, Kohl goes high and leaves the 3-6-7-10 split and gets 3 in the ninth, then leaves a 10 pin the 10th and when Breitbach strikes in the 10th for a double and gets count the match is over.  Breitbach’s 172 finish – 624 series is enough to beat out Kohl’s 187 – 610.   Big splits are the demise of Kohl trying to make it back to the finals.  Breitbach will face Doug Dammann at 8 pm for the right to advance to next week.

Steve Kamentz vs  Keith McDermott

This 7 pm match is also on 9&10.  Kamentz starts with a 9 pin spare, 6 bagger, misses the 10 pin, doubles and covers the 10 pin in the 11th for 246.  Game 2 he leaves a 7 pin and spares, strings 5 strikes in a row, back to back 6-10 spares, double and a 248 spare in the 11th for 243 and a 489 start after two games.  McDermott starts his night by tripping the 4 pin for a strike, then tacking on two more for a turkey, 6-10 spare, double, misses the 10 pin, strikes in the 8th and 9th carries a brooklyn in the 10th for a turkey then leaves the 2 pin and spares for 234.  Game 2 he starts with a strike, trips the 2-10 out of the rack for a strike and tacks on 2 more strikes for a 4 bagger, leaves a 4 pin and spares, 5 bagger, and finishes with a 4-7-10 split and gets 2 in the 11th for 265 and 499 after 2 games and a 10 pin lead.  Kamentz starts game 3 with a strike, McDermott doubles to start game 3, Kamentz leaves the 4-7 and spares then strikes, McDermott strikes then leaves the 9 pin and spares, Kamentz  strikes twice more for a turkey, McDermott doubles, Kamentz leaves a washout and picks it up, then leaves the 6-7-10 split for an open, 7 pin spare for McDermott and then covers the 3-6-10,Kamentz strikes in the 8th and 9th, McDermott strikes in the 9th and has the advantage by 23 pins.  Kamentz strikes in the 10th, McDermott matches and the match is over – both strike out in the 10th  – Kamentz finishes with a 232 game and a nice 721 series, however its not good enough for the win and joins the 700 and lose club – as McDermott’s 245 – 744 finish nets him the win.  McDermott faces Kaesbauer in the 8 pm shift but does not fare as well in that match and comes up one match short of the Money rounds.    Great match guys!

Steve Breitbach Jr  vs  Doug Dammann

This is the last match of the night – on lanes 7-8 at 8 pm – you win your in, you lose you come up 1 win short of cashing.  Breitbach starts with a 4 bagger, 9 pin spare, 6 pin spare, strike, washout and gets 3 for an open, 1-3-6 spare, then misses the 7 pin for a 204 game.  Game 2 is clean going strike, 6 pin spare, strike, 7 pin spare, strike, 7 pin spare, 6 pin spare, strike, 10 pin spare, 7 pin spare and 7 for a 195 game and 399 start after two.  Dammann starts with a 4 pin spare, 10 bagger and 9 for a fantastic 289 start, Game 2 is not as great, but he does start with a double, 4-6-7 split and gets 2 for an open, 4 pin spare, 9 pin spare, strike, 4-10 split and gets 1 for an open, strike, 2-8 spare, 10 pin spare and strike for 181 – 100 pins less than the first game but nets 470 between the two games and a 71 pin lead.  Breitbach starts with a 2 pin spare, Dammann strikes then leaves the 6-10 and gets none for an open, Breitbach leaves the 2-4 and spares and then strikes, Dammann leaves the 10 pin and spares, then covers the 3-6-10, Breitbach tacks on 2 more strikes, Dammann strikes then leaves a flush 10 and covers it, Breitbach gets 2 more strikes and cuts Dammann’s lead to 16 pins, Dammann doubles to maintain his lead, Breitbach strikes in the 8th and 9th for 7 in a row.  Dammann gets his strike in the 9th for a turkey and still has the advantage, Dammann leaves the 4-6-7 split and gets two in the 10th and finishes with a 190. Breitbach needs a strike to win and leaves a 7 pin, he misses it but the match was over when he didn’t carry the strike his near fantastic come from behind win  comes up 16 pins short – Dammann on the strength of his first game makes the top 12 with his 190 – 660 finish – congratulations!  Breitbach finished strong with a 245 and a 644 series but not being able to double in that 2nd game cost him making the money rounds.

Well week 4 is done – we have 4 bowlers undefeated yet,  Corey Leach, Phill Breitbach, Terry Cottrell and Chris Schultz.  There are 8 left in the Losers bracket – Kyle Wiest, Bob Hochrein, Dennis Pergande, Brian Breen, Jared Charland, Kenny Slaght, Mike Kaesbauer and Doug Dammann.  Good luck to all – next week one of the 4 in the winners bracket will be the champion of the Winners bracket and will be in the finals of the Budweiser Big 10 Championship.

Hope you all had a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

I am very Thankful for my scorekeepers – Cody Beck, Steve Beck and Andrew Gantebein – you guys make it easier for me to do what I do!

Stephanie

 

Week 4 results are in – This was Hell week – if you survived you will get a check

Week 4 is in the books – congrats to Mike Myers who rolled an 802 the first shift to take over High Series.  Mike then bowled Andy Ehrlich who beat Mike with an 802 series to knock Mike out of the tournament and tie his High Series for the Tournament.  Andy then found himself on the losing end of his match with Kyle Wiest and because it was a losers bracket match he also got bumped out.  Great bowling guys!  But its HELL Week and you gotta survive the night to cash.

Next week the Winners bracket Champion will be determined – and we will be down to 6 left in the field.  Only one past Champion is left in the field – Bob Hochrein – Good Luck to all that are left!

Week 4 Results

Week 5 – Championship Bracket Winner determined

2015 Week 3 Greatest Matches

Welcome to week 3 – after tonight 50% of the field will be gone.  Who will survive tonight to earn the right to bowl next week – lovingly called Hell Week for those in the Loser’s Bracket.  Those bowlers have to survive 2 or 3 matches next week to earn a check.  All 8 bowlers in the Winner’s bracket are automatically cashing – however they all want to take the short cut through the Winner’s bracket.

We had some great bowling tonight – 6 – 700 Series, 2 – 300 games.  Kyle Wiest won his match on 11&12 after a tight first game, opening up a 45 pin lead in game 2 and capping it off with a 300 game with one lucky break in the middle carrying a Brooklyn.  He won his match by 181 pins and he took the High Series lead with 791.  Shortly after Chris Schultz found himself on a dream pair bowling on 1&2 with 3 lefties.  He smashed 15 strikes in a row before leaving the 4 pin in the 4th frame of game 2.  His 547 2 game total gave him a great chance to dethrone Wiest less than 40 minutes after he took the High Series lead.  The only thing that got in his way was a 7-10 split in the 10th frame of game 3 – He does net a 300 game the first game – but comes up 10 pins short of Wiest – rolling a nice 781 on the way to his 104 pin victory.

Now the best matches of week 3

Greg Klauer  vs Jim Leach

Klauer starts us out on lanes 1&2 on the 7 pm shift with a 2 pin spare, strike, covers the 2-4-8-10 split, 4 pin spare, turkey, another 2-4-8-10 split for an open getting 2, 2-8-10 split for an open, double and 9 in the tenth for 198.  Game 2 he goes turkey, misses the 10 pin, double, covers the 10, double, spare strike for 225.  Leach goes turkey, 10 pin spare, 4 bagger, 3-6-9-10 spare, strike spare for 245.  Game 2 he goes 3-6-10 and gets only 1, turkey, 10 pin spare, double, 3-10 split for an open, 4 bagger to end with 223 and a 45 pin lead.  Game 3 Klauer starts us off with the bucket and spares, Leach leaves the 10 pin and covers it then strikes, Klauer doubles, Leach misses the 10 pin and strikes, Klauer leaves the 10 and covers it and then strikes and Leach’s lead is cut in half.  Leach leaves a 9 pin and spares, then strikes, Klauer adds two more strikes and when Leach leaves the 2-4-8 and spares , then leaves a flush 10 and spares – Klauer is now in the lead, He strikes in the 8th and then leaves the 10 pin in the 9th and misses it.  Leach Strikes in the 9th and advantage goes back to him, He fails to strike in the 10th leaving the 10 pin and spares then gets 8 on the fill – for 185, Klauer can strike out and win, but leaves a 7-10 split and opens in the tenth and loses the match by 16,  653 for Leach to 637 for Klauer.  Leach gets lucky and survives the match.  Klauer is out of the tournament after mounting what looked to be a great come from behind win, falls short.  Leach must win 3 matches next week to survive and get a paycheck.

Ben Cottrell  vs  Josh Einsweiler

Another 7 PM match on 5-6 – winner bowls on loser is out.  Ben starts us out with a 6 pin spare, strike, 2-10 split for an open and gets neither, a 6 bagger with a trio of light strikes one with a messenger to take out the 10, then leaves the 10 pin in the 1oth for a spare and 9 more for 234.  Game two  he covers another 10 pin, strikes, 2 pin spare, double, 10 pin spare, 4-8 and gets only 1, 2 pin spare, turkey and 8 for 214 and 448 after two.  Josh starts with the big 4 and gets 2, then leaves the 3-4-6-7-10 split and covers it, strikes 4 pin spare, a light strike, misses the 9 pin, misses the 7 pin, double, 9 pin spare and 8 for 172, Game 2 he starts with a turkey then misses the 10 pin, 4 bagger, 10 pin spare, turkey for 246 and 418 after 2 and he is down 30 pins.  Ben starts game 3 with a 4-7-9 split and gets 1, Josh trips the 10 for a strike then doubles it up in the 2nd, Ben doubles, Josh leaves the 7 pin and spares, then covers the 2-8, Ben strikes again for a turkey then leaves the 7 pin and spares, Josh doubles to stay alive, Ben leaves the 6 pin and spares, then strikes, Josh tacks on 2 more strikes and takes the lead when Cottrell leaves the 4-6 split and gets 1,  then he strikes, Josh strikes in the 9th.  Cottrell carries the first one in the 1oth, Einsweiler goes high and leaves the 3-6-9-10, Cottrell throws his next shot and crosses over for a brooklyn giving him a chance, Josh gets only 3 on the spare and when Cottrell gets a strike in the 12th – he takes the win by 11 pins,  Cottrell 662 – 214 over Einsweiler 651 – 231.  And although Cottrell gets the lucky break in the 11th the real difference in this match is the 3 missed single pin spares that Einsweiler missed earlier in the match to put him down so far.  Cottrell wins the chance to bowl 3 more times next week – to try to cash for the first time in his Big 10 career.

Jon Schroeder  vs  Greg Honts

We move to 8 pm to another Losers bracket match on lanes 7&8.  Schroeder is hot the first game – going 4 bagger, 6 pin spare, turkey, 3-6-10 spare double and 5 for 251, Game 2 he runs into trouble, he starts by covering the 10, doubles, covers the 3-10 split, strike, goes wide and leaves the 1-2-4 and spares, then light again for the 2-4-8-10 split and gets 3, covers the 4 pin, strike, 9 pin spare and strike for 193  and 444.  Honts goes double, flush 10 and spares, strike, washes out and gets 1, 4 bagger, 2-5 spare and 9 for 222.  Game 2 he goes 10 pin spare, strike, 7 pin spare, strike, 2-8 and gets 1, turkey, 4 pin spare, 7 pin spare, and 7 for 203 and 425 after 2 and down 19 pins.  Schroeder starts with the 2-4-10 split and gets 2 for an open, Honts covers the 2 pin and then leaves the 2-8-10 and gets none, Schroeder again leaves the 2-4-10 and gets 2 and then goes high for the 3-6 and spares, Honts misses the 10 pin  and lets Schroeder maintain his lead then he strikes, Schroeder covers the 10 pin and strikes, Honts leaves the 2 pin and spares then strikes, Schroeder strikes in the 6th to add to his lead then leaves the 4-10 split and gets none, Honts strikes in the 7th to stay alive, then leaves the 2-8 and spares,  Jon leaves the 2-10 split and gets 1 and after 2 games and 7 frames Honts finally has the lead by 2 pins. Both bowler strike in the 9th and 10th, when Honts strikes in the 11th, he forces Schroeder to strike and he comes up light once more leaving the 2-8-10 split and Honts wins the match 624-199 to Schroeder’s 165-609.  Honts looked to have lost the match early on in the 3rd game but takes advantage of the open frames by Schroeder and gets the come from behind win.  Schroeder is out of the Tournament and Honts bowls on next week – where 3 more victories will get him a check.

Tyler Kohl  vs  Kody Klein

One last Loser’s bracket match on lanes 1&2 at 8 pm.  A match between lefties on a pair of lanes where there were 3 lefties and one righty (Schultz).  Kohl strikes then covers the 7 pin, strike, 2-4 and gets one for a open, light for a strike, 7 pin spare, turkey, 6 pin spare and strike for 207.  Game 2 he covers the 2-4-7-8, then strikes, 4-7 spare, light strike, leaves the bucket and gets 2, 7 pin spare, 4 bagger, 6 pin spare for 215 and 422 after 2.  Klein goes high but strikes to start the first game, then covers the 2-4-7, picks up the 6 and then the 4 pin, leaves back to back  solid 9’s and spares, finishing with a 6 bagger for 236.  Game 2 he strikes, then trips out the 6-7-10 late for another strike to make a double, then leaves the 2-4 and spares, splits for an open in the 4th, 9 pin spare, turkey, 2-4-7 and gets 1 for an open, solid 9 spare and 9 more for 196 and 432 after 2 and a slim 10 pin lead.  Kohl starts game 3 with a 7 pin spare, Klein goes strike and misses the 7 pin, Kohl strikes and covers the 6 pin and takes a 2 pin lead when Klein covers the 8 pin in the third then strikes, Kohl trips the 7 out for a strike and then strikes again for a double, Klein rolls 2 more for a turkey, Kohl gets 2 more to maintain his lead, Klein leaves the 7-10 split and opens then covers the 4-7.  Kohl strikes once more for a 5 bagger, then covers the 2-4.  Klein strikes in the 9th and needs help from Kohl to have a chance, Kohl strikes in the 10th to secure the win, Klein does strike in the 10th for a double but his 201  – 633 is not enough to get the win vs Kohl and his 238 – 660 come from behind win.  A couple of missed spares and the unfortunate leave of the 7-10 split late in the third game help Kohl with his come from behind win – that and his ability to strike late (5 bagger) and close out the match….  Klein is done, but I am sure we will see him again in years to come….  Kohl is the only lefty to come out a winner on his pair and moves on to Hell Week – where he needs to survive a trio of tough matches next week – his first one against another Lefty – Past Champion Tom Kramer

Good luck to all that survived!  Next weeks matches are at 6, 7 and 8 pm and when we are down we will be down to the top 12!

Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Stephanie

 

 

2015 Week 3 Matches complete – Hell Week is up next!

After tonight we have half the field left – 8 in the Winners bracket and 24 in the Losers bracket.  Next week if you survive you get a paycheck.  To do so in the Losers bracket you may have face 3 opponents and win to survive.  Everyone in the Winners bracket is guaranteed a check but they want to win to take the easy road into the championship.

Week 3 Results

Week 4 – Hell Week Matches

Good Luck to All!

2015 – Week 2 Greatest Matches

Welcome back Big 10 fans!  This week 16 bowlers will get their second loss and be out of the tournament!  By next week the field is cut in half, so getting one win early on is a big deal!  Scores are much higher this week – a total of 8 700 Series, one bowler shoots 700 and loses and in general the scores were better with fewer splits being left because they were not getting to the pocket.  So lets review the hightlights – or as I call them the Greatest matches.

Donny Breitbach   vs   Mike Myers

This is a 6 pm match on 7-8.  Breitbach starts us out with a double, picks up a wash out, strike, spare, strike, 3-6-9-10 spare strike, 6 pin spare, 10 pin spare and 9 for 204.  Game 2 he goes back to back 10 pin spares, 6 bagger, 9 pin spare, double and 9 for 257 and 461 after two – a great start!  Myers start is even better 5 bagger then leaves a light 10 pin but misses  then strikes out for 267, game 2 he starts with a double, 10 pin spare, double,ringing 10 pin and misses this one , 4 bagger and 10 pin spare for 235  and 502 after 2 games and a 39 pin lead – which could be 20 pins higher if it wasn’t for the 2 missed 10 pins.  Game 3 Donny starts us with a strike, Mike goes 4 pin spare, 3-6-9-10 spare, Donny doubles and starts to chip away at the lead, Mike strikes then leaves another 10 pin but covers this one, Donny doubles again for a 5 bagger and he is down less than 10 pins, Mike doubles and keeps the advantage.  Donny tacks on 2 more strikes and now the match is his to win.  Myers doubles again to put the pressure on, Donny strikes in the 8th and leaves a ringing 10 pin and spares when Myers strikes in the 9th – advantage goes to him.  10 frame Myers strikes, Breitbach throws the big 4 split and the match is over….  Breitbach misses a near fantastic come from behind win – to find himself the first bowler of 2015 in the 700 and lose club.  Myer finishes with 757 Breitbach 715 – great match guys – but Donny Breitbach is out of the tournament.  He bowled one of 4 guys with a higher score than his – so with the unlucky draw we say goodbye after a great match.  Myer is tested and wins – so great win for him.  But it won’t get any easier next week as he faces last years champion – Jason Lanser

Chris Pfab  vs   Mike LuGrain

Same bat time same bat channel  – different bowlers.  Winner bowls on Loser is done.  Pfab goes 10 pin spare, turkey, misses the 10 pin, strike, 10 pin spare, strike, 6-7 split for an open,  3-10 split for an open and 182.  Game 2 strike, 6-10 spare, strike, 2 pin miss, strike, 2-10 split for an open, 2 pin spare, double and a 7-10 split in the 10th for an open and 172 and 354 after 2 and a lot of missed opportunities.  LuGrain leaves the 3-6 and chops for an open, strike , 9 pin spare, 4-6 split for an open, 5 pin spare, strike, 9 pin spare, double, 6 pin spare, double and 7 for 202 and 386 after two and a few missed opportunities of his own.  Game 3 Pfab starts with a 7 pin spare, LuGrain Doubles, Pfab comes back with a double, LuGrain strikes for a turkey then misses the head pin and leaves the 1-3-5-6 and spares, Pfab tacks on 1 more strikes for a turkey, then leaves the 3-6-10 and only gets 2 for an open, LuGrain covers the 2 pin, then strikes, Pfab leaves the 3 pin and spares, then strikes, LuGrain who has the match in hand, leaves the 6-10 and gets one, then misses the 10 pin the next frame and just like that lets Pfab back in the match.  Pfab leaves the 8 pin and covers it then strikes and then match is within 20 pins, LuGrain strikes in the 9th, Pfab gets the first one in the 10th and is down 7, LuGrain needs a strike to guarantee the win and gets it – he follows up with an 8 spare to clinch it, Pfab does tack on one more strike and finishes strong with a 223 to LuGrain’s 200 but LuGrain holds off Pfab to win 586 – 577.  Pfab is not able to overcome the early missed spares and ends his 2015 bid to be the Big 10 Champion.  LuGrain will face off with Cory Rude next week – Good Luck to both bowlers!

Jon Schroeder  vs  Jim Johnson

We move to 7 pm but the same pair 7-8.  This is a Loser’s bracket match so winner bowls on and loser is done.  We start with Jon who rolls 7 strikes out of the gate, a split for an open, 2 pin spare, and a turkey for 251.  Game 2 he strikes, 7-10 split for an open, double, leaves the bucket and gets 2, a wash out and gets 2, 2 pin spare, strike, 2-10 split for an open, strike spare and almost 100 pin under his first game with a 157 and 408 after 2.  Jim (JJ) goes double, covers the bucket, double, greek church for an open, 2-8 spare, misses the 10 pin, bucket for a spare, turkey for 196, Game 2 – covers the 9 pin, 4 bagger, 7-10 split for an open, strike, 9 pin spare, strike, 4-7 spare and strike for 216 and 412 after two and a slim 4 pin lead.  Jonny starts with a 9 pin spare, JJ doubles to increase his lead, back to back 10 pin spares for Jonny, 8 pin spare and 10 pin spare for JJ.  Jonny Doubles, JJ covers the 3-6-9 and strikes, Jonny adds on one more strike to take the lead and then leaves a ringing 10 and spares, JJ leaves a ringing 10 and spares then strikes, Jonny leaves a 4 pin spares then leaves the 9 pin and spares, and JJ can strike out and win, he gets the strike in the 9th.  Jonny strikes the first shot in the 10th, and JJ leaves the greek church and the match is over – Jonny strikes out and wins 225/ 633 to JJs 194/606.  JJ gets bumped out early – Jonny will face Greg Honts next week at 8 PM.  Jonny survives a roller coaster match vs Johnson who was a Big 10 champion in 2003.

Tyler Kohl   vs  Tony Hingtgen

This match is on 3&4 at 7 pm and is the last of the Losers bracket matches we will review.  Kohl starts with a strike and then leaves the big 4 split for an open getting 2, double, 4 pin spare, strike, 7 pin spare, strike, 3 pin spare and turkey in the 1oth for 205.  Game 2 the lefty covers the 6 pin, strike, 7 pin spare, 3 pin spare, 5 bagger and leaves the 7 and covers it and gets 8 for 236 and 441 after two.  Hingtgen covers the bucket to start the game, the cover the 3-6-10, 2 pin spare, 1-2-4 spare and finally strikes in the 5th, 7 pin spare, misses the 10 pin,  1-2-4-7 and gets only 3, comes in light once again and leaves the bucket and gets the spare but pin count is killing him, he does manage a double in the 10th and gets 6 for 176.  Game 2 he starts with a 5 bagger, misses the 10 pin, covers the 10, 3 pin spare, 10 pin spare, then misses the 10 pin the 10th for 213 and 389 after two.  Hingtgen is down 52 due mostly to 3 missed 10 pins and poor counts on first balls.  So on we go to game 3, Tyler starts with a strike, Tony starts with a double, Tyler covers the 3-6 and then then 6 pin, Tony doubles again and cuts the lead to 11 for Kohl, Kohl strikes and leaves a 7 pin and spares, Hingtgen strikes for a 5 bagger, then leaves a solid 8 pin and spares, Kohl covers a single pin and then gets a light strike and still has the lead, Hingtgen leaves the 10 pin and spares and then covers the bucket.  Kohl washes out and gets 3 then strikes and maintains advantage, Hingtgen covers the 10 pin then gets the first strike in the 10th, Kohl leaves the 6 pin and spares and strikes, now Hingtgen can strike to get the win but leaves a 10 pin and spares – he finishes with 233 and 622 but loses to Kohl’s 186  and 627.  Hingtgen is out of the tournament and will have a year to think about the missed opportunities in a very winnable match for him, Kohl survives this week and will face off against Kody Klein at 8 pm.

Tom Kramer  vs  Corey Leach

Our first Winner’s bracket match at 7 pm on lanes 3&4 again.  Kramer a past champion starts us out with a trip 67 for a strike, then takes on another for a double, 6-10 spare, light mixer for a strike, 3-6-7-9 split for an open, covers the 10 pin, strike, 6 pin spare, light strike, strike and 6-10 spare for 202 in game 1.  Game 2 trips the 6 for a strike, 7 pin spare, double, 4-10 split, 7 pin spare, strike , 7 pin spare, strike, then misses the 7 in the 10th for 184 and 386 after 2.  Leach trips the 4 for a strike and tacks on 2 more to start the game, 4-7 spare, misses the 10 pin, and of course when you miss one you almost always leave another the next frame and he  covers the 10 this time, strike, 2 pin spare, double, leaves the bucket and spare for 213.  Light strike, 4-7-10 split for an open, 2-8 spare, strike, 6-10 spare, 6 bagger and 8 to finish with 236 for 449 and a 63 pin lead.  Kramer starts with a strike, Leach gets a light mixer and a spare, 2 more for Kramer, Leach chops the 6-10,  and then strikes, Kramer tacks on 1 more for a 4 bagger then covers the 7 pin, Leach gets 2 more strikes for a turkey, Kramer leaves another 7 pin and spares then covers the 2 pin, Leach leaves a 4 pin and spares and then strikes, Kramer carries a light mixer and then a solid shot to give himself a chance, Leach strikes in the 9th and needs just count to lock this one up.  Kramer strikes out for 257 and 643, and leach gets the pins he needs leaving the 3-9 and misses giving him 200 and 649 to kick Kramer to the losers bracket with a match that could have gone either way.  Nice win for Leach against a former champion.  Leach will face Zach Althaus at 8 pm next week.

Jim Leach  vs  Terry Cottrell

Teammates face off at 8 pm and on lanes 3&4 again. Jim starts out this winner’s bracket match with a double, trips the 4-10 for a strike then sticks a 4 pin and spares, double, 2-8-10 split for an open, 10 pin spare, big 4 split and gets 2 for another open, strike spare for 198, game 2 – 2 pin spare, 10 pin spare, strike, covers the bucket and then goes to the wall with the last 8 strikes for 259.  Cottrell goes 3-6-9-10 spare, light for a strike then takes on 2 solid shots for a turkey, 4-7-10 split and gets 1, 10 pin spare, 3-6 spare, a pair of light mixers for strikes, then leaves the 10 pin and spares and strikes for 210.  Game 2 starts with a strike, trips the 9 for another and tacks on 3 more for a 5 bagger, 2 pin spare, a pair of light strikes and adds one for a turkey then opens the 10th leaving the 6-10 and getting only one for 245 and 455 after 2 and down 2.  Leach starts us with a 4 pin spare, Terry goes light and leaves the 10 and covers it then leaves another and misses it, Leach 4-6-7 split for an open, 4 pin spare, Cottrell doubles, Leach doubles carrying a light mixer for the 2nd one, 2 more for Cottrell for a 4 bagger, Leach goes brooklyn and leaves an 9 pin and spares, then misses the 10 pin, Cottrell who has the lead leaves the 7-10 split and then covers the 9 to maintain his lead.  Leach strikes in the 8th and 9th, Cottrell strikes in the 9th then carries a brooklyn in the 10th tripping the 6, Leach throws a solid strike and then gets another, Cottrell is back with a solid strike in the 11th and the match is over Leach finishes with 6 and a 209 – 666 series but Cottrell uses that bit of lucky in a match where he threw the ball most of the match and kicks teammate Leach to the Loser’s bracket.  Leach’s struggles in the beginning of the match cost him the win.  Cottrell will have another touch match next week as he faces off with Heath Kohl at 8 pm.  Great match and we loved the brotherly hug at the end!

Dan Moore  vs   Kyle Wiest

Our last match to review of the night and its the first match not on 3&4 or 7&8 that I am reviewing.  We are on 5&6 and lefty Moore will start us out with a 6-8 split for an open getting none, 7 bagger, 7 pin spare, 6 pin spare and strike for 246.  Game 2 he starts with a double, 7 pin spare, strike, 3-5-9 spare, turkey, 4-6-7 split for an open, strike and big 4 and 2 to finish with 212 and 458 after 2.  Wiest starts with a double, 3-6-10 and gets 2, 6 pin spare and then strikes out for 255.  Game 2 he goes 4 bagger tripping the 4 in the 2nd, misses the 10 pin, leaves the 2-8 and gets one for back to back opens, covers the 10 in the 7th, double, 2-8 and gets this one and strikes to shoot 214 and 469 and have an 11 pin lead.  Moore starts us with a strike, Wiest doubles, Moore covers the 2-4 and then strikes, Wiest strikes and picks up the 3-10 split, Moore strikes for a double then leaves the 7 and spares, Wiest strikes then leaves the greek church and gets 3, Moore covers another 7 and strikes,  Wiest leaves the 2 pin and spares and finds himself down, he leaves 2-5 and spares, Moore gets 2 more strikes for a turkey leading into the 1oth and the lead, Wiest strikes in the 9th and gets the first one in the 10th, Moore leaves the 4-7 and spares, Wiest needs a strike for the win and leaves the bucket and the match is over when Moore strikes.  Moore rolls 226 – 684 for the 8 pin win over Wiest who rolled 207 – 676.   Moore finishes strong for the win, Wiest misses a few spares and it costs him the win and will move to the Losers bracket and face Dan Behning next week at 7 pm.  Moore survives a tough match and will face another tough competitor next week in Chris Schultz.  Congrats to Moore and everyone that survived this week!

Well that is it for week 2 – next week Matches are at 7 and 8 PM with the Loser’s bracket going first and then a couple more Loser’s bracket matches and the entire Winners bracket field will face off at 8.

Again I want to thank my scorekeepers – my favorite scorekeeper and my son Cody Beck, Andrew Gantenbein from Dickeyville and Steve Beck. Without them I can not give the details that occur on the lanes.

See you all at the lanes next week!

Stephanie

 

 

2015 Week 2 matches complete – Week 3 matches set

Week 2 matches are complete and 16 bowlers have exited the tournament early

There are 16 bowlers left in the Winner’s bracket and 32 left in the Loser’s Bracket

Next week 16 more bowlers will leave the tournament – cutting the field in half in 3 short weeks! Match  times are at 7 and 8 pm next week

Week 2 Results

Week 3 Matches