October 13, 2014
I was just informed by Joe Roseman that the 1st annual Rose Bowl tournament at Leisure Lanes scheduled for later this month has been cancelled. The intent will be for them to host this tournament at a later date to be announced.
October 6, 2014
Congratulations to Tom Hess on winning his second consecutive GIBA event. Tom won two tight matches in the stepladder finals to claim the victory. The stepladder started out with Duane Kilts rolling through the first two matches, 246 to 227 over Matt Smith and 236-169 over Jeff Rausch. Duane continued striking against Tom Hess in the 3rd match, but Tom caught a late string of strikes to come out on top 247-237 in that semi-final match. The final match between Tom and Jason Poli was strange to say the least. Tom took charge early with Jason struggling to find the right lane. Tom missed a ten pin in the 8th frame to open the door a bit and Jason struck in the 8th, 9th, and first ball in the 10th. If Jason had struck out, he could have forced Tom to double in the 10th to win, but Jason left a split on the 2nd ball in the 10th. Tom stepped up in the 10th needing just 8 pins on the first ball and 1 pin on the second ball to win by a pin. He left an 8-10 split and threw the 2nd shot between the two pins to tie. The crowd watching was shocked at the way things played out. To Tom's credit, after Jason split his first frame of the 9th and 10th frame rolloff, Tom stepped up and threw two strong strikes to lock up the title. You can see the final results here.
The pattern we used was Kegel's Mexico City, and it proved to be as tough as any we have used. It took only a score of -59 to get a check for the 8 games of qualifying.
Thanks to all who made the trip to Des Moines, and be sure to contact me if you plan on bowling our next tournament in Marshalltown on Saturday, October 18th. The annual Big Gun tournament at Totem Bowl starts at 4:00 on Saturday afternoon.
October 1, 2014
We currently have 57 bowlers signed up for the tournament this coming Sunday at Bowlerama Lanes in Des Moines. Please contact me if you wish to reserve a spot and haven't already done so.
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!!