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

 

 

2017 Week 2 Results

The 2017 Budweiser Big 10 Tournament has started and Week 1 is in the books, we have 32 in the Winners Bracket and 32 in the Losers Bracket.  Next week 16 bowlers will exit the tournament early.  Show up early to get a good seat as it will be crowded again

Week 2 Matches

Also check out the greatest matches – They will be posted later in the Day on Sunday

Good luck to everyone next week!

2017 Week 1 Results

Its Budweiser Big 10 time again and here are the matches for the first week….. there are some dandies!  Hope to see you there Saturday night – first round at 6 then matches at 7 and 8.  Get there early for a seat and a parking spot!

2017 Week 1 Results

Have a great time watching the matches and be respectful of all the competitors!

The 2016 Budweiser Big 10 Champion is Tyler Kohl! Congratulations!

The 2016 Budweiser Big 10 Champion is Tyler Kohl! Congratulations!

Check out the scores and the recap of the Championship Matches!

Week 7 Matches

Championship Week Match review

Week 7 – Greatest Match – Championship Week

Well here we are on a cold snowy night ready to see who will be crowned the 2016 Budweiser Big 10 Champion!  We know it will be a left-hander – but will it be the Veteran Dan Moore who has to win twice to claim the title or will it be the kid who dreamed of being in the finals when he was a young pin chaser –  Tyler Kohl

First there is the Baker Team Challenge – 12 – 5 person teams – bowling 12 games across the 12 lanes that the Budweiser Big 10 bowl on.  The 5 members of each team bowl 2 frames each to complete a game, then do this 12 times across the 12 lanes.

  • 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

Top 4 Teams bowl a two game roll off – with the high qualifier taking on the 4th place qualifier and on another pair 2nd and 3rd place qualifiers compete.  Winners of those match bowl on another pair for the Championship

This year High qualifier was Schultz Process Service with a score of 2724, Creslanes came in second with a 2694, Shenanigan’s 3rd – 2674 and Schultz Painting grabbed the final spot with 2661.

Schultz Process Service defeated Schultz Painting, Creslanes defeated Shenanigan’s

For the Championship Schultz Process Service defeated Creslanes – Team Members:

Kenny Slaght
Colton Hedrick
Rod Fredlein
Warren Haas
Chris Schultz

Congratulations!

Now on to the feature match

Dan Moore   vs  Tyler Kohl       Lanes 7&8        7 pm

Dan Moore starts the match with a strike on the right lane, Kohl kicks the 8 out late for a strike and then rocks a solid strike for a double, Moore leaves a 4 pin and spares, then misses the 7 pin in the 3rd, Kohl strikes in the 3rd, then trips the 6 forward for his 4th strike to start the match.  Moore trips a 6 pin for a strike, then gets a light mixer for a double,  Kohl rocks 2 more strikes and is up to a 6 bagger, Moore pounds 2 strikes in the pocket to make a 4 bagger.  In the 7th Kohl leaves a 7 pin and spares, then strikes, Moore goes high for a 4-7 and spares then strikes, Kohl finishes first – leaving a 7 pin and missing it in the 9th and repeating this in the 10th finishes with a 226 game – but it could have been so much more.  Moore trips another 6 for a strike and then takes on two solid shots for a 236 finish and due to the 2 open frames by Kohl – Moore enjoys a 10 pin lead after game 1.

Game 2 Kohl starts first with a Brooklyn leaving the 4 pin and spares, Moore strikes in the first but goes high and leaves the 6-10 and only covers the 10 for an open.  Kohl doubles on his next turn, Moore then doubles on his turn in the 3rd and 4th.  Kohl leaves the big 4 his next trip up – and gets 2 for an open, then goes high again leaving the 4-7 and sparing, Moore leaves the 6 pin and spares, then covers the 7 pin for another spare, Kohl is light on his next shot – leaving the 3-9 and spares, then gets a nice light mixer for a strike,  Moore goes strike, 6 pin spare on his next turn, Kohl comes up light again on the right lane and leaves the 3-9 again and spares, then is light again and leaves the 3-5 and spares.  Moore is first to finish this game and he strikes in the 9th and 10th and then leaves a 7 pin and spares for 205.  Kohl leaves a 7 pin and fails to pick this one up and it nets him a 176.  Moore is now up 39 pins in the match, he starts game 3 with a 2-7 split and covers it, Kohl whose tempo was getting faster and faster through the second game, starts with a double and makes the match 10 pins closer, Moore doubles on his next turn to keep his lead, Kohl hits the pocket and sends a messenger to take out the 7 for a strike, then rocks a solid shot for a 4 bagger, Moore trips the 6 for a strike, then trips out the 6-10 for another strike and a 4 bagger, Kohl strikes for a 5 bagger and then goes light and leaves the 6-9 and spares.    Moore rocks the pocket and somehow the 9 pin stands – he spares then sends a messenger to take out the 7 for a strike, Kohl leaves a 7 pin on his next turn but covers this one, then leaves the bucket and spares, Moore leaves the 2-4-7-10 split and gets 3 to make it a little more interesting then he strikes in the 9th.  Kohl has to strike out to have any chance at all and he does strike in the 9th but leaves the bucket in the 10th and spares, then strikes for a 234 game and a 636 series, Moore finishes out with a strike and 7 pin spare for 226 and 667 and then WIN!  There will be a 2nd match!  Congrats to Dan Moore for winning the first match!  Now it is winner takes all

Dan Moore   vs  Tyler Kohl       Lanes 9&10       8 pm

Winner takes all and Moore starts us with a 6 pin spare, Kohl doubles on his turn, Moore matches him next trip to the lanes, Kohl strikes and then leaves a washout and gets 2, Moore goes high and leaves the 2-7 split but doesn’t cover this one he only gets the 7, then is light and leaves the 3-9 and spares, Kohl goes high and leaves the 6 pin and spares, then strikes, more goes high and leaves the 6 pin and then he strikes.  Kohl leaves the bucket in the 7th and spares, then strikes , Moore misses the 7 pin in the 8th and then strikes , Kohl finishes game 1 with a 7 pin spare, Brooklyn in the 10th and 2 solid shots follow for a 215 start.  Moore finishes his game with a double and 9 for a 202 game and down 13.

Game 2 Kohl starts with a strike and his tempo this match has been much better and it shows on the lanes, Moore doubles on his next turn, Kohl rocks two more strikes, Moore goes light and leaves a 10 pin and spares, then strikes, Kohl strikes again in the 4th for a 4 bagger then leaves a 3 pin and spares, Moore throws another strike for a double, then leaves the big 4 and gets 1 for an open.  Kohl jumps on the open by striking on his next two shots, Moore comes back with a double, in the 8th and 9th Koh strikes 2 more times for 4 in a row, Moore finishes first by striking in the 9th and then leaving another 6 pin and sparing then gettign 9 – for 217 and 419 after two.  Kohl finishes game 2 by striking in the 10th and tripping out the 6 for a strike in the 11th and then getting 9 for a great 278 game – and 493 after 2 with a 74 pin lead.

And here we are at game 3 of the last match of the 2016 Budweiser Big 10 Championship….  Moore needs a big game and some help from Kohl, he starts with a 6 pin spare and Kohl continues his striking ways but starting with a double, Moore leaves the 4-6-10 split and gets 2 then trips the 6 out for a strike in the third. Kohl sends a messenger after the 7 for a strike and then rocks a solid shot for 4 in a row,  Moore strikes on the right lane and then leaves another 4-6-10 split for an open and when Kohl rocks two more strikes for a 6 bagger, the match is pretty much done, Moore leaves the 4-7 and gets just one for an open and then leaves the 3 and spares, Kohl strikes in the 7th and then comes in light for a 3 pin spare, More splits in the 8th and covers the 10 in the 9th,  Kohl finishes on a high note – with strikes in the 10th and 11th and then comes in light to leave the 5-9 and gets 1.  Moore leaves one more split to finish his night in 2nd place.   He just didn’t have enough gas in the tank to get a come from behind win to take the championship from Kohl…… Moore had another great tournament and comes up 1 win short of the Championship – Great Tournament Dan Moore.  Kohl – finished this match with a 266 game and a 759 Series to easily win the second match and become the 2016 Budweiser Big 10 Champion!  Congratulations – Tyler made a big change in tempo after the first match saw him practically running to the line to throw the ball.  The second set he paced himself great and it shows up in his scores, slowing down the pace of the game gave him the Championship!  Well done and great Tournament Tyler Kohl!

Tyler had a great speech at the end of the night commenting about how 10 years ago he was a pin chaser at Creslanes and dreamed one day he would be good enough to win the Budweiser Big 10 Championship but never really thought it would happen.  Guess what it did!  Congratulations to Tyler!

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Dan Moore Congratulates Tyler Kohl on winning the 2016 Budweiser Big 10 Championship

2015 Champion Terry Cottrell puts the Budweiser Championship jacket on 2016 Champion Tyler Kohl

2015 Champion Terry Cottrell puts the Budweiser Championship jacket on 2016 Champion Tyler Kohl

 

Celebrating with Budweiser!

Celebrating with Budweiser!

2016 Budweiser Big 10 Champion - Tyler Kohl!

2016 Budweiser Big 10 Champion – Tyler Kohl!

Well that is it, there was a great crowd at the lanes tonight despite the weather.

I hope that everyone has a great Christmas and takes time to enjoy the reason for the season!  Its not what’s under the tree but who is around it!  Merry Christmas to all and a safe and Happy New Year!

Stephanie

Week 6 – Greatest Matches Losers Bracket Week

Well we are down to who will win the Losers bracket – tonight 5 bowlers will face off til there is just one left standing.  That bowler will face Tyler Kohl next week to have a chance to win the 2016 Budweiser Big 10 Championship!

There are 4 matches tonight – 5  700’s were shot – 2 bowlers shot 700 and lost, the largest win was only 48 pins.   So let’s get it started…

Jason Lanser  vs  Bob Hochrein     Lanes 3&4      6 PM

The first of two matches at 6 pm – Lanser starts out with a turkey, 7 pin spare, turkey, misses a 10 pin, turkey and leaves a 10 pin for a 245 start.  Hochrein goes 5 bagger, 10 pin spare, 3-4-6-7-10 split and gets 3 for an open then strikes out for 252 and a 7 pin lead.  Game two Hochrein goes, strike, 6 pin spare, back to back 10 pin spares, 2 pin spare, 5 bagger, 7-10 split and gets one for 234 and 486 after 2.  Lanser goes strike, 10 pin spare ,turkey, 10 pin spare, 5 bagger and a 10 pin for 258 and 503 after two and takes a 17 pin lead.  Game 3 Lanser starts with the 5 count bucket and spares, Hochrein doubles on his turn, Lanser answers with a double, Hochrein rolls two more strikes, and when Lanser leaves a 4 pin and spares, Hochrein takes the lead, Lanser then leaves the 7-9 split and gets one and has 96 through 5 frames,  Hochrein leaves the 2 pin and spares on his next turn and then leaves a 10 pin and misses it, but has 137 through 6 and the lead.  Lanser comes back after his open frame with a double, Hochrein strikes then leaves another 10 pin but covers this one, Lanser tacks on 2 more strikes and takes back the lead, Hochrein leaves a 2 pin the 9th and spares, then comes light again and leaves another 2 pin and spares and gets 9 for a 214 game and the match is over – Lanser gets up and strikes in the 10th and 11th and gets 9 for a 245 finish and defeats former Champion Hochrein 748 – 700.  Hochrein has a really good tournament but suffers his second loss and finishes in a tie for 5th and 6th place with the loser of the next match and becomes a member of the 700 and lose club.  Lanser finishes strong and will bowl again at 7.

Jason Lanser  748 vs Bob Hochrein  700

Kurt Schmidt   vs   Heath Kohl       Lanes 7&8           6 pm

Schmidt starts the match with a 7-10 split and gets 1 for an open, then rips off a 5 bagger, 7 pin spare and strikes out for 258.  Kohl also opens the first frame – missing the 10 pin, strike, almost leaves a 7-10 split but knocks the 10 put and spares, then goes brooklyn and leaves the 5 pin and spares, a trio of light mixers for strikes, a pair of 10 pin spares, and a turkey for 216.  Down 42 – Kohl starts with a 4 bagger, 2 pin spare, goes light and leaves the 10 pin and spares, 7 pin spare, 10 pin spare 3-10 for an open getting 1, another split and gets 2 for 201.  Schmidt goes double, 9 pin spare, double, 10 pin spare, 2-4-7 spare, light strike and adds on 2 more for a turkey and adds a 9 spare for 234 and 492 after two.  Schmidt is up 75 pins and starts game 3 with a 7 pin spare, Kohl goes light in the first for a mixer and then a solid shot on the left lane for a strike, Schmidt leaves the 2-7 split and gets 1 and then carries a light mixer, Kohl repeats the first two frames by carrying a light mixer on the right lane and then  a solid shot on the left lane for a 4 bagger, Schmidt leaves a 7 pin  and spares then strikes, Kohl rolls 2 more solid strikes and has made up more than half of the deficit from the first two games, Schmidt trips the 10 out on a light strikes for a double then goes high and leaves the 6-10 and spares, Kohl adds on 2 more solid shots for strikes for 8 in row, at this point if Schmidt strikes out – Kohl would need to strike out to win by 1, Schmidt throws a decent shot but leaves the 7 and misses it, then leaves the 3 pin and spares, Kohl gets a strike in the 9th and then gets the clincher in the 10th, he finishes off his fantastic come from behind win over Schmidt by striking out for a 300 game and a 717 series.  Schmidt finishes up his game by striking and getting 9 for a 182 – 674 series and the former Champion is bumped from the tournament – Schmidt has a great tournament but comes up short.  Kohl does what every bowler dreams of – rolling a perfect game to come from behind and win a match!  Great job Heath – you win the chance to face Jason Lanser at 7 pm – good luck to both!

Kurt Schmidt  674 vs Heath Kohl  717

Heath Kohl   vs   Jason Lanser    Lanes 5&6       7 pm

Here we go with round two – The winner of this match will face Dan Moore at 8 pm.  Kohl starts out game 1 covering the 10 pin then striking, then leaves the 4-6-7 split and gets 2 for an open, 2-4-8-10 split and gets 2 for another open, almost leaves the 7-10 split but kicks the 10 out then covers the 7 for the spare, turkey, 2-8-10 split for an open getting 2,  then strikes out in the 10th for 191.  Lanser goes strike, misses the 10 pin, leaves the 8-10 (the 2 pin got kicked out) and gets none, misses another 10 pin after a messages fails to knock it over for a strike, then finally has a bit of luck striking by tripping the 2 forward, adds on 4 more for a 5 bagger and then opens the 10th leaving the 3-10 split and gets 1 and he rolls 191 and we are tied after game 1.  Game 2 Lanser goes strike, 7 pin spare, pair of 10 pin spares, turkey, 10 pin spare, 4 pin spare strike and misses the 10 pin for a 215 game and 406 after 2.  Kohl gets a light mixer in the 1st, 4 pin spare, double, 2-8-10 split for an open, then strikes out with the first one in the 10th almost being a 7-10 split but kicks both out for the strike – he finishes with a nice 245 game and 436 after two and a 30 pin lead.  Games 3 Kohl starts out with a light mixer for a strike, Lanser matches with a light strike, then almost leaves the 7-10 split the 7 goes first then a sweeper takes out the 10 for a strike, Kohl hits the pocket and a messenger misses taking out the 10 – he covers the spare, then strikes in the 3rd.  Lanser rocks 2 more strikes for 4 in a row, Kohl strikes in teh 4th then comes in light and leaves the 3 and spares, Lanser carries a light strike and then rocks a solid shot for a 6 bagger, Kohl’s 6th – he stuffs the pocket and leaves a solid 9 and spares, then leaves a 10 pin and misses it, Lanser ends his strike streak with a 7 pin spare, and then goes high and leaves a 4 pin spares, Kohl who is behind now – needs to strike out to have a chance, he leaves another 10 pin and spares then strikes, needing help from Lanser (an open frame) Lanser strikes in the 9th and then leaves the 4 pin and spares then strikes for 248 and the match is over – Kohl finishes his game with a 7-10 split and a 184 game – and 620 series – Lanser has a 248 and 654 for the big come from behind win over Kohl.  Kohl had a great tournament- 4th place finish and a fantastic come from behind match earlier this evening but gets knocked out by Lanser.  Who is one match away from going back to the finals – but he needs to get by lefty Dan Moore.  Will it be an all Lefty finals?  Read on to see who wins

Heath Kohl  620 vs Jason Lanser  654

Jason Lanser   vs  Dan Moore     Lanes 9&10           8 PM

Lanser starts the match with a pocket shot and sends a messenger to take out the 10,   then gets a light mixer for a double – the leaves a solid 9 and spares, strike and another solid 9 for a spare, strike, 2-8- spare, strike, light mixer, strike and a washout and gets 3 for 224.  Moore strikes to start, then leaves the 7 and spares, 2-4-7 for a spare, double, bucket and gets only 2, strike, 7 pin spare, double and 6 pin spare and the lefty shoots 201 and is down 23 pins after waiting a few hours to bowl.  Sometime during game 2 – Moore determined he need to throw 2 different balls, one for the right lane, one for the left lane, Game 2 he continues to do that starting the game with 2 solid strikes, then a light mixer for a strike, solid strike, mixer, 5 more solid pocket shots for a 10 bagger then goes high and leaves the 4-7 and gets 1 for 287 and 488 after 2.  Lanser comes in light his first shot in game 2 and leaves the 2 and spares, then strikes, comes in light and leaves the 8 and spares, solid strike, mixer, solid strike, mixer, strike, leaves the 10 when a message missing taking it out, then misses the spare, then strikes and misses another 10 pin for 226 and 450 after 2 and down 38 pins.  Lanser starts the last game with a 7 pin spare, Moore leaves the 2-4 and spares then gets a light strike, sticking to just one ball for both lanes.  Lanser finally gets a messenger to take out the 10 and strikes, the a solid shot to make it a double, Moore almost leaves the 7-10 but both go and then he rocks a solid pocket shot to make a turkey, Lanser gets a light mixer, and a solid strike for a 4 bagger,  Moore rocks 2 more solid strikes, Lanser leaves the 2-4 and spares then strikes, Moore adds one more solid strike for a 6 bagger then leaves a solid 9 and spares,  Lanser has one hope – strike out and hope Moore opens – twice – He throws 2 solid strikes and waits for Moore who Leaves a 6 pin in the 9th and hooks by it for an open, now he must mark to shut Lanser out – he leaves the 7 pin that the lefty needs to clinch the win – he picks it up and then strikes and shuts Lanser out with a 237 game and a 725 series, Lanser finishes up with a strike and a 10 pin spare for a very nice 257 game and a 707 series and falls short of a bid for a second Budweiser Big 10 Championship.  He is the second bowler tonight to shoot 700 and lose – which goes to show how tough the competition gets the closer to the championship week. Lanser had a great tournament bowled some really tough matches and won most of them – but 2 losses means you are out.  Moore makes this an all lefty finals – not sure if this has ever happened before but I don’t believe its happened in recent years!  Great bowling Dan Moore – you are the 2016 Budweiser Big 10 Losers bracket Winner – you will need to defeat Tyler Kohl twice next week to be the 2016 Champion!  Good Luck to both bowlers!

Dan Moore  725 vs Jason Lanser  707

Well that’s it for this week – Next week the Baker Team tournament starts at 3 pm – a change from prior years.  The Baker Team challenge is a great tournament where 5 bowlers combine to bowl one game where each bowler only throws 2 frames in each game – and then bowl 12 games across the Big 10 Championship lanes – top 4 go head to head in the finals.  If you have not seen this, its a fun event to watch, college and high school teams use this format for their meets and it makes for exciting unpredictable bowling.

Congrats to Dan and good luck to both Dan and Tyler Kohl next week.  Safe travels!

Stephanie

Week 5 – Championship Week Greatest Matches

We are almost to the end of the 2016 Budweiser Big 10 Championship – just 2 weeks after tonight.  After tonight there will be Champion in the Winners Bracket and just 5 bowler left in the Losers Bracket!

Congratulations to Jason Lanser for rolling a 300 game in his first match and a 792 series!

There are only 2 matches to report on tonight, so here we go………….

Steve Beck   vs   Stephen Habel             Lanes 5&6          7 PM

Beck starts the match with a split for an open – then goes high and trips the 9 out for a strike, adds on another for a double, then leaves back to back to back 10 pins and spares them all, he goes light and leaves the 4 pin and spares, then leaves the bucket and spares, in the 9th he leaves the 6-10 and covers it then double and 9 to finish with 199.  Habel starts with a light mixer for a strike, then strikes two more times, comes in light and leaves a 7 pin and spares, strike, then comes in high but gets a sweeper to take out the 4 for a strike, then sticks a 10 pin and misses it, then strikes in the 9th, 10th and 11th leaving the greek churck in the 12th for 241 and a 42 pin lead.    Game 2 Habel throws a 4 bagger, 2 pin spare, double, 3-6-10 and spares double and 5 wash out for a spare for another 241 and 482 after 2.  Beck starts game 2 with 3 strikes, gets a light mixer for another, 3 more solid shots to make 7 in a row, another light strike for 8 in a row, and other strike in the 9th and then leaves a 10 pin in the 10th and strikes for 279 and 478 after 2 – down 4 pins.   Game 3 Beck starts on the left lane and leaves the 10 and spares, Habel starts on the right lane and leaves a 10 and spares, then almost leaves another but a messenger takes out the 10 for a strike, Beck gets a light mixer and strkes, Habel rocks 2 strikes on his next turn to make a turkey,  Beck throws two solid strikes for a 4 bagger,  Habel strikes on the right and then comes in light for a 7 pin and spares, Beck comes in tight in the 6th for a 4 pin spare then strikes,  Habel almost leaves the 10 pin but a messenger takes it out for a strike, then he taps the 10 out late for a pair of strikes in the 7th and 8th.  Beck carries two really light strikes in the 8th and 9th for a turkey and the match is just pins apart,  Habel then throws on the right lane and leaves the 2-4-10 split and makes it! Then he strikes in the 10th but leaves a 4 pin in the 11th and covers it for 236 and a nice 718 series.   Beck needs to mark in the 10th to win and gets a solid strike for the win, he tacks on 2 more strikes  and ends the match with a 269 – 747 finish to knock Habel out of the tournament.  Beck will face the winner of the Sheffert Lanser match at 8 pm.  Great match guys!  I have to say I liked the outcome – but had it gone the other way – you would have to tip your cap to Stephen because he bowled really well – Congrats on a great tournament Stephen!

Steve Beck  747 vs  Stephen Habel  718

Jason Lanser  vs   Steve Beck     Lanes  5&6              8 pm

Both bowlers bowled really well the first match – Beck rolled a 747 -but Lanser rolled a 300 and a 792 series!  Now to see who would survive this match and make it once step closer to bowling the finals of the Big 10 Championship.  Lanser starts this match with a strike, back to back 10 pin spares, strike, light mixer for a strike, 2-4-10 split and gets 1 for an open, turkey, 10 pin spare and strike for 211.  Beck starts with a turkey, 4 pin spare, 3-6-10 spare, strike, then goes high and trips out the 4-9 for a strike, then leaves the 9 pin and spares, strike and 6-7-10 split and gets 2 for 223 and a 12 pin lead.  Game 2 Beck starts with a turkey, covers the bucket, light mixer, light mixer tripping the 4 forward, 6- 10 spare, 2 pin spare, strikes out in the 9th and 10th for 244 and 467 after 2.  Lanser goes 3-6 spare, strike, goes in light and leaves an 8 pin and spares, then rolls a 5 bagger, comes in light and leaves the 4-8 and spares then strikes out for 248 – 659 and down 8 pins.  Lanser starts game 3 with a strike, Beck throws a pair of strikes, the second a light mixer, Lanser leaves the 2-8-10 split for an open and then strikes on the left lane, Beck leaves the 10 pin and spares, then leaves the bucket and gets only 2 for an open, Lanser then leaves the 2-8 and spares and then leaves the 10 pin and spares,  Beck comes back with a strike after the open and then goes high and leaves the 10 pin and covers it.  Lanser’s next turn he leaves the big 4 split and gets 2 and then covers the 10 pin,  Beck strikes on the right and comes in light again on the left lane leaving the 5 pin on  light mixer and spares, Lanser’s next turn he throws a pair strikes with pins flying off the deck.  Beck is in the lead and needs to stay clean to win, he gets up on his good lane the right lanes and does not throw it well as it comes off his hand quick and leaves a wash out, he tries to pick it up – but gets just 1, he then strikes in the 10th and leaves a 4 pin and spares for 178 and 645.  Lanser must strike to win and throws it flush in the pocket for a strike, needing good count – he goes brooklyn for a strike and then finishes it off with one more strike for 201 and a 660 series.  Lanser makes the key shot to knock Beck out of the tournament.  Beck has two open frames the last game – the key one in the 9th and finishes in a tie for 7th and 8 th place with Shawn Timmerman – who lost to Kurt Schmidt.  Great bowling by Lanser making the key shot to put the match away!

Jason Lanser  660 vs  Steve Beck  645

And with that we are down to 6 bowlers – Jason Lanser, Kurt Schmidt and the 4 bowlers from the winners bracket – Round one saw Tyler Kohl beating up on Bob Hochrein 738 – 602, while Dan Moore had an easy time with Heath Kohl defeating him 698 – 590.    Schmidt will face Heath Kohl at 6 PM while Lanser will take on Bob Hochrein,

Now the championship match – for the winners bracket.  Dan Moore vs  Tyler Kohl – lefty vs lefty.  Moore shoots 224 the first game – Kohl 245, Moore has 199 in game 2 whiel Kohl has 235.  Moore is down 423 – 480.  Moore in game three could not carry on the left lane, he struck every time on the right for a 198 game – Kohl rocked a 5 bagger in the middle of the game to easily take the winners Bracket Championship 238 – 718 to Moores 198 – 621.  Congratulations goes out to Tyler Kohl – the 2016 Budweiser Big 10 Winners Bracket Champion.  Tyler gets the week off and watch as the Losers Bracket Champion is determined.  The winners of the 6 pm matches will face off to determine who will bowl Dan Moore.  Then winner of that match will have to win back to back matches on Finals night to with the 2016 Championship!  Good luck to all who are left!

See you at the lanes next week!  Safe travels!

Stephanie

2016 Week 5 Results and Week 6 Matches set

Week 5 matches are in the book – and Tyler Kohl is the Winners Bracket Champion!

Congrats Tyler! – Tyler took out Bob Hochrein in the first match and then defeated Lefty Dan Moore in the second.  Also tonight Jason Lanser rolled a 300 game and 792 series

2016 Week 5 Results

 

2016 Week 6 Matches