11thFrame.com Open - August 16 & 17, 2014 - More Info

Fusion Realtors Open - September 13 & 14, 2014 - More Info

September 16, 2014

Congratulations to Tom Hess!  Tom won the title at the Fusion Realtors Open, beating A.J. Chapman in the title match.  We ended up with a total of 175 entries and paid out a prize fund of $29,645.00 to the top 60 placers.  Included in that total were three extra prizes of $150.00 each to senior bowlers who did not make the cut but finished in the top 1/3 of the senior entries.  We had 17 senior bowlers and paid 6 senior spots.  The complete final standings and payouts will be posted on the website soon.

Just a reminder, this coming weekend, Cadillac Lanes is hosting the first annual Adrian Erickson memorial trios scratch tournament.  The flyer for that tournament can be viewed by clicking on the link on this page.  This tournament is a great opportunity to support the memory of Adrian who hosted many of our GIBA events over the past 30 years!!


September 13, 2014



September 10, 2014

The pattern basics are 39', 26.5 mL, and a 2:1 ratio

September 10, 2014

I have posted the updated squad assignments below.  We now have 3 spots left to fill the tournament, and all of those are on the B squad.  Remember, the practice session is from 4:00 to 6:00 PM on Friday.  Please let me know if your name is on this list and you do not plan on bowling.

August 28, 2014

As of this morning we are now at 156 reservations for the Fusion Realtors Open. If you reserved a spot and haven't paid yet, please send your entry fee to guarantee your spot. If you haven't yet reserved a spot and plan on bowling, please contact me at jengelkes@pkmidwest.com or by calling me at 319-464-3001 from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday thru Friday or 319-236-0955 evenings or weekends.

I do anticipate a full field for this tournament so thank you all for your support!!



August 25, 2014

Congratulations to Matt Gasn on his victory in the 11thFrame.com Open held at Cherry Lanes.  The GIBA owes a huge thank you to Jeff Richgels for allowing us to run his tournament, and it proved to be a great success.  The success of this event was due to the support from many sponsors, the Diamond Jo Casino, Coor Light, Storm Bowling Products, and Cherry Lanes.  We were able to pay out $4000.00 more than the total of entry fees received in the major prize fund due to these sponsors!!  In addition, the GIBA donated $750.00 from the bracket proceeds to pay 3 seniors and 2 female prizes as part of our guarantee of a 1:3 cash ratio for seniors and females.  The complete results can be viewed by clicking on the schedule page tab then clicking on Matt Gasn’s name as the winner of the tournament.


The first Fusion Realtors Open of this season is coming up in three weeks.  We currently have 131 entries on the list for this event  so if you haven’t signed up, let me know right away and get your entry fee sent in to guarantee your spot.  The field is limited to the first 180 paid entries.  I will post the list of names I currently have later this week on the website so watch for that list and let me know if your name is missing and you think you should be on the list.  The entry fee is $150.00 and you can send it to me at the address shown below.

August 16, 2014

Click here to see the combined results for the 11thFrame.com qualifying squads. The cut number was +22.

August 13, 2014

We are now at 113 entries for this coming weekend.  I have updated the squad assignments shown below with the changes since it was posted previously.

August 11, 2014

11thFrame.com Open update.  We are currently at 111 entries for this Saturday.  I will post the squad assignments on Tuesday, August 12th.  Please take a look at those and let me know if you have any issues or if I may have missed someone who is planning to bowl.  The B squad at 1:00 PM is currently full, but I do have spots available on both the A & C squads.

Just an update on our sponsors for this great event.  The Diamond Jo Casino has provided us with $3000.00 in added money, Storm Bowling Products in conjunction with Jeff Richgels' 11thFrame.com blog provided $1000.00 in sponsor money, Coors Light provided $1500.00 for the live stream coverage of the tournament, Cherry Lanes donated all the lineage expense, and the GIBA will provide a yet to be determined amount from the bracket proceeds as well.  All of this adds up to making this another great event for bowlers throughout the MIdwest.  The GIBA, Storm Bowling Products, 11thFrame.com, Cherry Lanes, Diamond Jo Casino, and Coors Light wish to thank all the bowlers who are coming to support this event!!


June 30, 2014

The 2014-15 GIBA season schedule has been posted. Check it out by clicking on the schedule tab at the top of this page.

We have expanded our schedule this coming season by adding another major tournament opportunity for our members.  The GIBA staff has joined forces with Jeff Richgels and Cherry Lanes to promote and administer the 2nd 11thframe.com tournament scheduled for August 16&17. This tournament will offer more than $4000.00 in added prize money, and a very unique second round format. The flyer is posted here on the website so check it out for the details. You can contact Joe Engelkes to reserve your spot, but the only way to guarantee a spot is by sending in your entry fee. The field is limited to the first 144 paid entries. The tournament will feature a very solid prize fund due to sponsorship by the Diamond Jo Casino, Coors Light, Cherry Lanes (no lineage expense is being charged), and no expenses charged by the GIBA staff. The entire $150.00 entry fee will go toward the prize fund. An estimated prize fund is included on the flyer. The tournament will also follow the lead from our successful Fusion Realtors tournaments and offer guaranteed 1:3 payouts for senior and female entries as well as offering SMART scholarships for scholarship tournament bowlers.

September 12-14 will feature our next Fusion Realtors Open.  As always, this tournament will provide a great prize fund with more than $6000.00 in added prize money. You can contact Joe Engelkes to reserve your spot, but as in the past, you will need to send your entry fee to guarantee the spot. Bowlers will be assigned qualifying squads based on the date entries are postmarked as well as the distance a bowler is traveling. The flyer for this tournament is also posted on the website for you to check out the details.

Entries to both of the events listed above will be accepted at any time, but entry fee checks will not be cashed until the week prior to the tournaments. We will be limited to 48 bowlers per squad for the 11thframe.com open, and 60 bowlers per squad for the Fusion Realtors Open.

Please check out the entire schedule and send me a note if you have any questions concerning any of the tournaments. My email is jengelkes@pkmidwest.com.

Thanks, and I look forward to another successful GIBA season!!!!

Joe Engelkes, Administrator - GIBA

February 28, 2014

Congratulations to Casey Murphy on his exciting victory in our Fusion Realtors Open February 22&23.  Casey qualified in the third spot for the finals and had to beat Rob Gotchall in the semi-finals before taking on top qualifier Troy Fuller in the final match.  That last match was one of the most exciting final games ever in the history of the GIBA.  Both bowlers made a number of high quality shots along the way to a 243-243 tie.  The title was decided in a 9th & 10th frame rolloff which ended up 49-47 with Casey coming out on top.  The complete results can be viewed by clicking on the schedule link at the top of this page and then clicking on Casey Murphy's name on the February Fusion Realtors Open spot in the schedule.  I have also posted the final point standings for the GIBA 2013-14 season.  Congrats to Mike Peters on his narrow win over Jacob Bedard for the point title.  Thanks to the great sponsorship from Storm Bowling Products, we were able to give out prizes to the top 14 bowlers on the point list!!  We also gave away two balls and one three ball roller bag to winners of our raffle at the Fusion Realtors Open, once again thanks to the sponsorship provided by Storm!!

Hard to believe another GIBA season is now behind us.  I owe every bowler who supported our events this season a huge thank you for making this one of our most successful seasons ever!!  It certainly makes the effort to coordinate the schedule and provide quality tournaments all worthwhile.

There are some upcoming tournaments you can check out on this page by clicking on the links to the right of this note.  March 1&2 is the LeMars tournament, and I apologize for not having more info on that one.  March 9th is the Walt Miranda Memorial Sour Apple tournament at Bowlerama Lanes in Des Moines.  You can check the details on the flyer posted on this page.  Ben Ohl is running a scratch doubles event in Manchester and a scratch singles event at Leisure Lanes in Davenport the following two weekends.  Check those two flyers posted on our home page here for details as well.

Thanks again for your support!!!!



February 21, 2014

We have one spot left to fill now.  There have also been several changes made to the squad listings.  I have contacted those involved with those changes, but please double check the list below to make sure you know which squad you are scheduled to bowl.

February 20, 2014

We had two more cancellations this morning so I do have two spots to fill.

February 18, 2014

Fusion Realtors bowlers!!  The Kingpin Bar & Grill at Maple Lanes is donating a percentage of the proceeds from their sales Friday night and all day Saturday back to the tournament as added prize money.  Be sure to keep this in mind when you are making your decisions on where to eat and/or drink this weekend!!!

Thanks a bunch to Maple Lanes and the Kingpin Bar & Grill for their support!!



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