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Bowlero Elite Series On NBC Sports (I Did Not Spoil)
« on: April 10, 2019, 01:28:24 AM »
This was on tv tonight.  Winner got something like $260k and the runner-up got $60k.

Eight pros competed against each other and eight amatuers competed against each other, then the two winners bowled each other (pro vs amateur).  The tv show only showed the semi-final and final matches.

This is supposed to be a series and the next event will be broadcast in September.

https://www.bowlero.com/elite-series/rules

http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/2019/04/08/nbc-sports-presents-bowlero-elite-series-opening-event-with-more-than-500000-in-prize-money-on-the-line-in-chicago-tomorrow-on-nbcsn-at-9-p-m-et/

Nice to see a larger prize fund available for bowling.
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Re: Bowlero Elite Series On NBC Sports (I Did Not Spoil)
« Reply #31 on: April 12, 2019, 01:13:33 AM »
What's crazy is lefty will now almost for sure be in the top 5 bowling money winners in 2019 by winning a single tournament.  Good for him/her.  Great spare shooting and ice water in the veins.  Sometimes more about how high your floor is rather than how high your ceiling.
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Re: Bowlero Elite Series On NBC Sports (I Did Not Spoil)
« Reply #32 on: April 12, 2019, 11:37:02 AM »
he will for sure be in the top 5 this year. What is even crazier is that coming into the tournament, troup had career earnings of $281K. Could have made all of that in one day. Troup could not have been any classier in defeat. Was a great final match on tv, and that much better to watch in person 

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Re: Bowlero Elite Series On NBC Sports (I Did Not Spoil)
« Reply #33 on: April 12, 2019, 12:06:26 PM »
What's crazy is lefty will now almost for sure be in the top 5 bowling money winners in 2019 by winning a single tournament.  Good for him/her.  Great spare shooting and ice water in the veins.  Sometimes more about how high your floor is rather than how high your ceiling.
You do know this was only an exhibition and not a PBA tourney. So you cant classify him as being in the top 5 money winners in 2019. Now yes, he has won probably the biggest prize ever in a single bowling tourney as i don't recall any bigger, even the PBA majors give crap money for the prestigious tournaments they claim to be.

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Re: Bowlero Elite Series On NBC Sports (I Did Not Spoil)
« Reply #34 on: April 12, 2019, 12:56:09 PM »
Bowlero only put up this much money because they charge $6 a game for open bowling. Thanks, open bowlers!
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Re: Bowlero Elite Series On NBC Sports (I Did Not Spoil)
« Reply #35 on: April 12, 2019, 01:01:23 PM »
Bowlero only put up this much money because they charge $6 a game for open bowling. Thanks, open bowlers!

Plus i wonder since he was the league bowler and he won, does he get free bowling for life at all Bowlero's??

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Re: Bowlero Elite Series On NBC Sports (I Did Not Spoil)
« Reply #36 on: April 12, 2019, 01:07:58 PM »
Bowlero only put up this much money because they charge $6 a game for open bowling. Thanks, open bowlers!

Plus i wonder since he was the league bowler and he won, does he get free bowling for life at all Bowlero's??

Heck no! They gotta recoup that cash!! #payupbruh
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Re: Bowlero Elite Series On NBC Sports (I Did Not Spoil)
« Reply #37 on: April 12, 2019, 02:54:48 PM »
What's crazy is lefty will now almost for sure be in the top 5 bowling money winners in 2019 by winning a single tournament.  Good for him/her.  Great spare shooting and ice water in the veins.  Sometimes more about how high your floor is rather than how high your ceiling.
You do know this was only an exhibition and not a PBA tourney. So you cant classify him as being in the top 5 money winners in 2019. Now yes, he has won probably the biggest prize ever in a single bowling tourney as i don't recall any bigger, even the PBA majors give crap money for the prestigious tournaments they claim to be.

find a sponsor willing to put up the money i'm sure the PBA will gladly increase those prize funds

i think what bowlero did has both good and bad in it.  on one hand it brings attention to bowling and some much needed excitement which is good, on the other hand putting it on a house shot over simplifies the game and the nuances of how/what/why that separates a pba bowler from a rec league bowler are lost on the casual audience.  but overall it is still a good thing because this sport needs as much attention as it can get

personally i did not like how the whole tournament seemed arbitrary.  the amateurs were selected based on submitted videos and the they brought in a bunch of pros.  to me it would be have been better had they held local/regional tournaments at bowlero centers with participation in a bowlero league being a prereq and then build up toward this event.  at least then it would feel like there was some merit toward the whole thing,  the way they did it, it felt more like charlie and the chocolate factory, and these were the lucky ones who found golden tickets and got an invite.   

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Re: Bowlero Elite Series On NBC Sports (I Did Not Spoil)
« Reply #38 on: April 12, 2019, 03:09:30 PM »
Bowlero only put up this much money because they charge $6 a game for open bowling. Thanks, open bowlers!

Plus i wonder since he was the league bowler and he won, does he get free bowling for life at all Bowlero's??

Heck no! They gotta recoup that cash!! #payupbruh

I'd quit the league after the season...

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Re: Bowlero Elite Series On NBC Sports (I Did Not Spoil)
« Reply #39 on: April 12, 2019, 03:32:13 PM »
Bowlero only put up this much money because they charge $6 a game for open bowling. Thanks, open bowlers!

Plus i wonder since he was the league bowler and he won, does he get free bowling for life at all Bowlero's??

Heck no! They gotta recoup that cash!! #payupbruh

I'd quit the league after the season...

Or just do what I do for the Bowlero league priced $2 open games rest of the week pre-bowl every week in a cheap unsanctioned league on your lunch hour.
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Re: Bowlero Elite Series On NBC Sports (I Did Not Spoil)
« Reply #40 on: April 13, 2019, 02:09:44 PM »
In April issue of BJI, they mention that the other shows will be Sept 11 at 9pm EST on NBCSN and Dec 28 at 3pm EST on NBC.

Total prize fund for all three events estimated to exceed $1 million.

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