Young vs Old

Sep 19, 2023

We headed over to Maryville, TN this weekend for our Tennessee series. We invaded Crest Lanes with the PWBA BowlTV Classic pattern…and it proved a strike fest!

On Saturday, we had 44 entries in our no tap with 3 300 game shot along with a 298, 290, and 278. In the end, it was Jeremy Adams on top with a 5 game score of 1320 (268-243-262-300-247). Our last to cash was Timothy Fleshman with David Christopher getting the free entry into Sunday’s scratch event.

On Sunday, you all exceeded our expectations. Usually we get a good idea from Saturday what to look forward to on Sunday, and a +14 crowd was never in our sight. We had 58 come out Sunday and take one last roll on the BowlTV Classic pattern.

Our top 14 was a very eclectic group, as we had 8 college players, a PBA 50 player, multiple Bracket Challenge titlists, a PBA regional champ, and a PBA50 regional champion many times over.

The ageless wonder Greg McMahan led qualifying with an astounding 5 game score of 1113 while Rick Galpal was the cut at +27. The word on the street was that it has been a while since a Bracket Challenge cut was plus 27. On the day we had 9 games over 250 if that tells you anything about the scoring pace.

Our final four in the bracket was PBA50 legend McMahan vs 3 young guns looking to dethrone our 6 time titlist.

In the end, lefty Joshua Collins from Milligan University came out on top with a score of 247 to 193.

Remaining Schedule:
Last Carolina’s event: Oct 7/8 at Paradise Lanes in Spartanburg
Last Tennessee’s event: Oct 21/22 at Fountain Lanes in Knoxville

Nov 3rd: Bracket Challenge Open No Tap (7:00p at Western Ave; max 72 entries)
Nov 4th: Bracket Challenge Open (9:00a at Western Ave)
Nov 5th: Blue Coast Burrito Bracket Challenge Playoffs (9:00a at Western Ave; you must have bowled at least 3 scratch stops in either series to be eligible)

Dec 2nd: UltraStar BIG Money Saturday (9:00a at Sky Lanes in Asheville; $2500 first and $1500 second guaranteed)
Dec 3rd: Bracket Challenge Tournament of Champions (9:00a at Sky Lanes in Asheville; Champions get a reduced entry fee)

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