Getting up at 4am to run a bowling tournament in a different state is either dedicated…or dumb — you decide!
We showed up to Warpath on June 17th and had our 2nd Senior / Ladies event. 35 bowlers showed up to compete on the PBA 43′ Anthony pattern.
After the smoke cleared from qualifying, Ben Snyder led with a score of 1013, while Zan Taylor (1002) and Nick Chuba (1000) were the only other players that averaged 200 or higher.
Our cut, for 8th, was Dean Gibbons at 911, while we did manage to pay our high lady out of cash and that was Nancy Garrison with a 904 score.
Our top 2 seeds (Snyder and Taylor) got a 2 round bye in the finals, while 3 and 4 seed Nick Chuba and Greg McMahan got a 1 round bye.
Our first matches saw 5 seed Michael Green defeat 8 seed Dean Gibbons 175 to 160, while 6 seed Ronnie Horton escaped 7 seed Cephas Hensley 183-179.
Green went on to face McMahan and Horton matched up against Chuba. McMahan won 214-189 while Horton continued his tear through the bracket by overcoming Chuba 213-178.
Our semifinals saw 1 seed Snyder take on McMahan and 2 seed Taylor match up against Horton. Taylor defeated Horton 229-181 while Snyder escaped McMahan 207-201 after he missed a 2-8 spare.
Our finals had Newport Tennessee’s finest Zan Taylor against a Bracket Challenge Champion Ben Snyder (who was sporting his champions jersey), and Taylor escaped with a 4 pin spare in the 10th to win 184-173 and claim his first Bracket Challenge title!
We say it often and we will continue to scream it from the rooftops. All of your support means more to us than you will ever know. Your sacrifice of time and money to come hang out and show off your skills is something we will never take for granted!
July 8/9 – Carolinas Series at Westview Lanes in Wilson, NC
July 15/16 – Tennessee Series at Warpath Lanes in Kingsport, TN
July 29 – $5k Summer Clash at S&S Western Ave in Knoxville, TN
August 26 – Senior / Ladies event at Paradise Lanes in Spartanburg, SC