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Whats the bowling scene like in the state you live in?
« on: June 08, 2018, 12:56:33 PM »
I currently live in the Portland Oregon area and the bowling scene here is pretty good but i really don't have anything to compare it to. Here in Portland, you can find a tournament every weekend. If's its not in the Portland area, you can make the 2.5 hour drive to Seattle or the 4 to 5 hour drive to Southern Oregon. There's always something going on...  I'm thinking about moving to either Florida, Nevada (Vegas area) or Arizona (Phoenix area) For those who live in those areas, how is the bowling scene?



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Re: Whats the bowling scene like in the state you live in?
« Reply #31 on: June 13, 2018, 09:53:47 AM »
;D Yes, by all means, DrBwlr15, maybe you better consider moving to Omaha. ???
Whats the tournament scene like in Omaha? Do they have any scratch leagues or tournaments?

Sandhills Tournament is held twice a year at various houses; difficult flat pattern that still plays different from house to house.  A couple weekends of qualifying then a final cut on the last Sunday, then stair-step, I think (if I made it that far, I'd know, eh?)

Leopard Challenge is another scratch, flat pattern held in June.

I only know of the one scratch league where 3 man teams are drafted by the top 32 averages every year.  Largest payoffs I've ever seen in a league.

I believe West Lanes still has a scratch league on Tuesdays that a lot of those bowling collegiately from UNL even make the drive up for.

Mockingbird has a huge scratch league as well. The Joe Tomsu tournament is a huge drawer of bowlers as well; it's run by Matt Tomsu, who runs one of those 3 big pro shops.

The league Rich Abboud runs is also a huge draw for scratch bowlers, then there's the aforementioned Leopard challenge.

I don't remember if the travel league is still running - if it is, I'll see who's running it. They hit every house in the area at least twice, and that includes Peacekeeper Lanes at Offutt AFB.

The youth programs in the city are huge. And as mentioned, the Metropolitan Sports Foundation runs the competitive high school bowling leagues there, so youth are definitely covered outside of their normal Saturday leagues as well as the Junior Traveling Classic, which is now a Junior Gold qualifier.


The scratch league at West Lanes is gone (fun while it lasted).    The Mockingbird scratch is the draft league mentioned.  I don't think Rich's league is still going...have to ask.


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Re: Whats the bowling scene like in the state you live in?
« Reply #32 on: June 13, 2018, 12:47:10 PM »
Dallas/Fort Worth has a pretty good bowling scene, not like it was 10yrs ago when i moved here. When USBC moved here all the bowlers moved here and tournaments were pretty stacked and great. Now that USBC has let go of all the good people/bowlers that worked at headquarters, they all moved away and slimmed down the competition.