November 29, 2016

Attention Bowlers!!

Please note, the starting time for the 50/50 4 Person team event on December 3rd will be 12:00 Noon and not 12:30 PM as is posted on our schedule page.  My apologies for the inconvenience!


October 3, 2016

Congratulations to Tom Hess on his victory at Bowlerama Lanes in Des Moines!!  Hess shook off his disappointment after missing the cut by 5 pins at the PBA event in Illinois on Saturday, and he road a strong start in qualifying to make the stepladder finals in the 2nd position.  After winning his first stepladder match over Mark Reseland, 194 to 181, Hess moved on to face high qualifier Adam Morse, in the final match.  Morse, bowling in his first ever GIBA event led the field with a 243.6 average on the Big Ben pattern, but he struggled a bit in the final match, missing a 10 pin in the 2nd frame and followed that up with a high shot that left a split.  Hess started with a double and stayed clean to protect his lead although a late rally by Morse kept the match interesting going into the 10th frame.  Morse was on a double and had a chance to strike out for 216 which would have forced Hess to double in the 10th to win.  Morse's shot went high and the match was over at that point with the final score being 225 to 181 in favor of Hess.  Reseland's loss in the semi-final match left him in 3rd place and he was followed by Josh Dicks in 4th and Rob Aimers in 5th.  Dicks and Aimers bowled a very tight match in the first stepladder game with Dicks coming out on top 228-227.  Reseland then defeated Dicks, 237 to 212 in the second stepladder match. The final results can be seen here.

We ended up with 79 bowlers which was a nice turnout for this tournament.  The disappointing thing was having 8 no shows when we had other bowlers on a waiting list to get in the tournament.  All I ask is for bowlers who reserve spots to please show up or at least contact me in advance if they are unable to attend.  We were able to fill 3 of the no show spots with walk in entries, but ended up 5 bowlers short of a full field.  We ended up paying 24 spots thanks to Bowlerama adding $500 to the prize fund and some money being added to pay extra spots from the bracket proceeds as well.

Our next tournament will be October 29th in Marshalltown.  The annual Big Gun tournament has been a fixture on our schedule for the past 20 years or so.  Please note, the starting time will be 2:00 PM this year.  Let me know if you would like to reserve a spot for the Big Gun and I will get you added to the list.

Thanks for all your support!!


August 27, 2016 Current Standings

Follow along with live scoring updates for Round 2 (please note this is a live document and will change as we input scores).  CLICK HERE

Click Here to View the Standings - Round 1 Final Standings

Click Here to View the Standings - C Squad Final Standings

Click Here to View the Standings - A&B Squads Combined

Click Here to View the Standings - B Squad Final Standings

Click Here to View the Standings - A Squad Final Standings




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