Season 8 Episode 1.2

Jan 22, 2024

With the weather a major factor for the week, we debated whether to cancel the whole weekend or give it a go and see what happened!

We ended up cancelling our first no tap squad on Saturday to give some of the ice and snow time to melt. We had 49 bowlers on Saturday afternoon for our no tap event at Crest Bowling Lanes in Maryville, TN.

After the dust settled and the games were over, we had a 300 by Greg McMahan but it was Matt Mikels who took the victory with a 5 game total of 1238, including games of 258-258-223-278-221. Our last to cash (12th) was Bobby Seivers at 1058, with Paul Keller earning the free entry into Sunday’s event.

We pride ourselves on putting out difficult shots and rewarding those who can repeat shots and make spares. We are so confident in our difficult patterns that we reward bowlers in our Player of the Year race with bonus points for any game over 250. On Sunday, at Crest, we had 4 qualifying games over 250, including our 3rd 300 in tour history. Congratulations to Dustin Davis!

Having 46 entries, we cut to the top 11 for our standard single game single elimination bracket.
Trent Wolfe worked his way from a first round match through the leader and into the finals before falling to Chris Massengale. It was Chris’ first Bracket Challenge title!

Thank you to the 96 bowlers who braved the cold and weather to support us in Maryville.

Upcoming Schedule:
Great Lakes — January 27/28 at MVP Lanes in Fort Wayne, IN
Carolinas — February 9/10 at AMF Columbia in Columbia, SC
Tennessee — February 17/18 at Plateau Lanes in Crossville, TN (Central Time Zone)
Great Lakes — February 24/24 at Auburn Bowl in Auburn, IN

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