Lance Murray and Gene J. Kanak, along with a great deal of help from the wonderful members of Ballreviews.com, are proud to present:
The Victory Lanes "Old School" Open
Where: Victory Lanes--1801 W. Station Street. Kankakee, IL 60901
Date: Sunday, February 8, 2004
Times: A-squad 9:00 a.m., B-Squad 11:00 a.m., Semifinals and finals will immediately follow after re-oiling.
Cost: Standard entry fee $30.
Standard entry + plastic ball shipped to your home $80
Standard entry + plastic ball drilled by Lance Murray $90
Prize fund: Cashing will be at a 1 out of 4 ratio. The prize money (based upon the max number of 64 entries) will be as follows:
We are currently in the process of seeking sponsorship, so the prize fund has the possibility of being increased. On the flip side, the fund will be adjusted accordingly to fit the 1 out of 4 ratio if the maximum number of entrees is not reached as well. Based upon initial interest, however, it appears that reaching 64 is well within reach.
Format: This will be a scratch event, as that was what was requested most often, and it lessens the hassle of requiring each and every bowler to provide proof of average.
5 games of qualifying across 10 lanes.
If there are 64 bowlers, the top 16 will advance to match play. If
there are fewer bowlers, the cut may move to top 8. If this is the
case, however, additional cashers may be paid out to keep the
cashing ratio at 1 of 4.
The semifinals will consist of one-game seeded match play.
The finals will be a best 2 out of 3 match for the title.
Equipment guidelines: This was perhaps the toughest decision to make, as there were a bevy of suggestions as to how to handle this. Our final thought was that the conditions that will be put out, while fair, will be more than enough to challenge the field, thus, ANY PLASTIC BALL IS ALLOWED. No rubber, no urethane, no particle, no resin. All drillings must meet ABC competition guidelines and will be checked before semifinal competition begins. Coverstock alterations will be allowed before competition begins, but is FORBIDDEN AFTER THE 1ST BALL FOR SCORE IS THROWN!
Entries: We are capping the field at 64, and, with the amount of interest this has drawn already, it is likely that we will reach that number. You can reserve your entry by mailing a check to Victory Lanes, C/O Lance Murray at the address listed above. Please be sure to indicate either on the memo line or somewhere else that your check is for the "Old School Open". Lance Murray is a member of the Regional PBA Senior Tour, and I have never had a problem with anyone on this board, so have no fear. If you do not want to pre-pay, you can also give a verbal reservation by messaging me at this site or by calling Victory Lanes (815) 939-2695. However, if we run into a situation in which we are approaching the maximum number of entries, reservations with payment will have to be given priority.
If you have any questions or comments feel free to message me back, otherwise, I look forward to hearing from all of you soon and seeing you at Victory Lanes in February. This should be a great chance to have some fun, meet some people and bowl for a pretty hefty prize fund! Be sure to tell your friends; let's make this an event we can't forget!
~~~SrK - Have balls, will travel