Season 8 Episode 2.2

Feb 19, 2024

So we tried again using the same pattern for both tours, and yet again – scores proved to be all over the place. As we stress every month, shot making is what we’re all about here at the Bracket Challenge. #StrikinAintEasy

On Saturday, we had 39 brave the snow, ice and COLD to come take on our no tap event at Plateau Lanes in Crossville, TN. Once the bowling was over, Paul Keller took home the win with a 5 game total of 1170 with scores of 234-264-256-191-225. Our FREE entry (10th) went to Bryant Ottinger with a 1042.

On Sunday, the weather was a little warmer (high of 42) and the bowling was just as tense. We had 37 come back out Sunday, and try for an H5G jersey and Champions banner.

After 5 game, Chattanooga native, Mark Curtis led qualifying with a 5 game block of 1067, while the cut for 9th was Greg McMahan at 978. We always strive for difficult conditions and this proved right along those lines as we only had 2 games of 250 during qualifying.

Our top 3 seed (Curtis, Paul Keller, and Neal Nakandakare) all got byes in the bracket as we ran a custom top 9 bracket.
In the first round, #9 Greg McMahan, #6 Dustin Davis, and #5 Chris Massengale all advanced.
In the next round, #9 McMahan and #5 Massengale advanced to the final four.
Our semifinal matchups were Greg McMahan over Mark Curtis and Paul Keller over Chris Massengale.
Paul kept striking and Greg didnt get far enough right soon enough and Keller took home his first Bracket Challenge title with a 210-167 defeat of the Ageless Wonder.

Thank you to all who travel and support us on a monthly basis. Your support doesn’t go unnoticed… especially when the bowling center owner tells you on Sunday “we have no league bowlers here.”

Upcoming Schedule:
February 24/25 — Auburn Bowl in Auburn, IN (Great Lakes)
March 2/3 — Paradise Lanes in Spartanburg SC (Carolinas)
March 16/17 — Retro Bowl in Dalton, GA (Tennessee)
March 22 — Bracket Challenge Open No Tap at Crest Lanes in Maryville, TN
March 23/24 – Bracket Challenge Open at Crest Lanes in Maryville, TN

We have also started getting entries for our $5k Summer Clash event.

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