Fellow ballreviewers, I'm proud to announce that the Victory Lanes Old School Open is returning to Victory Lanes in Kankakee, Illlinois on April 1, 2012! Longtime ballreviews.com members may remember this event from years gone by. It's a plastic-ball only tournament that gives bowlers from all around the midwest the opportunity to meet fellow members and make some extra cash by demonstrating their shot-making skills. It's always been a great time, and this year will be no different! Here are the particulars:
Date: Sunday, April 1, 2012
Time: Check-in - 10:30 a.m. Bowl - 11 a.m.
Location: Victory Lanes - 1801 W. Station St., Kankakee, IL 60901 (815) 939-2695
Equipment: USBC-approved polyester (plastic) balls only.
Rules: All USBC rules concerning ball drilling, ball hardness, and coverstock preparation will be strictly enforced.
Oil pattern: A modified 35-foot pattern with a ratio of 5 to 1 or under.
Format: 5 games of qualifying across 10 lanes. The field will then be cut in 1/2, and the remaining bowlers will be seeded for single-game match play (Note - qualifying pinfall will be used for seeding only. No pins will carry over from qualifying into the match-play round). Matches will continue until two bowlers remain. The first finalist to win two games will be crowned champion.
Cost: $30 if prepaid online via PayPal, by phone using a credit/debit card, or via check; $35 on-site the day of the tournament
Prize fund: (Based on 32 entries)
1st - $200
2nd - $100
3rd - $85
4th - $65
5th - $55
6th - $50
7th - $45
8th - $40
Optional side pots will be made available. Brackets and raffles TBD.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to contact me or Tony Hubert (BBU), and we'll be more than happy to answer them. Mark down the date, and get your spot reserved today. This is a great opportunity to meet some fellow ballreviews.com members and show off your shot-making abilities! Those who took part in this tournament in the past can attest to the fact that it's a whole lot of fun. This year will be no different, so get a group together, and get your spots reserved today! We can't wait to see you on April fool's day!
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