A First for Us

Aug 30, 2023

This past weekend at Paradise Lanes, we had 49 entries in our quarterly Senior / Ladies event, including 11 women. The scoring pace ended up a typical Bracket Challenge event as noone shot 250 in qualifying.

On the Senior side, Michael Painter led with a 1110 (244-198-229-234-205) for a 222 average. The cut was 9th, based on 38 entries, and it went to Billy Sewell at -70.

On the ladies side, Kelsey Rollins led with a 889 (207-170-164-178-170) for a 177.8 average, while Daphne Smith was the cut (3rd) at -121. Only 10 pins separated first and third!

For the bracket on the Senior side, everything held to qualifying as all of our top seeds won their first match. In the next round, James Winterfeld pulled the upset over Frank Gallo as Allan Pamato took care of Jim Lord. We are guessing a 2 round bye got to Walker and Painter as they both lost their match in the semi-finals, putting Winterfeld against Pamato in the finals. James Winterfeld walked away with his first Bracket Challenge title!

On the ladies side, we had 11 entries so we moved ahead with crowning a ladies champion. Only 13 pins separated first from 4th. Kelsey Rollins got the bye, while Destiny Bradshaw and Daphne Smith challenged the PBA Harry Smith pattern in round one. In the finals Destiny Bradshaw defeated Kelsey Rollins to become our first Women’s Champion in Bracket Challenge history.

Thank you to everyone who came out and gave us a chance. It was certainly not the scoring pace but the fun and competition was exactly what we love!

Remaining Schedule:
Sept 9/10: Carolinas series at UltraStar in Cherokee, NC
Sept 16/17: Tennessee series at Crest Lanes in Maryville, TN
Oct 7/8: Carolinas series at Paradise Lanes in Spartanburg, SC
Oct 21/22: Tennessee series at Fountain Lanes in Knoxville, TN
Nov 4th: Bracket Challenge Open (32 man double elimination bracket) at Western Ave in Knoxville, TN
Nov 5th: Blue Coast Burrito Playoffs (must bowl 3 scratch events in either series to qualify) at Western Ave in Knoxville, TN
Dec 2nd: UltraStar BIG Money Saturday ($2500 first, $1500 second guaranteed) at Sky Lanes in Asheville, NC
Dec 3rd: Tournament of Champions (Champions receive a reduced entry; must bowl 3 scratch stops to qualify) at Sky Lanes in Asheville, NC

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