The fourth annual MBA Bowl for the Cure event was held on March 9, 2013 at Badger Bowl. Around 150 bowlers came out to support the cause, enjoy a few games of 9-pin tap bowling, and win some great raffle or silent auction prizes. The 30 lane bowling center was about as full as it can get. Discussion has already started regarding making the event multiple shifts in the upcoming years.
The event raised $6,463.98 this year, through entry fee proceeds, pledges, raffle, and silent auction income.
The Madison USBC Bowling Association annual Jim Grady Memorial Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement (Bowler of the Year) and Dan Mack Memorial Award (Senior Bowler of the Year) information is available for review.
The standings are used to determine candidates for Bowler of the Year, Senior Bowler of the Year, First and Second All-City Teams, and the Senior All-City Team. The top 50 point leaders (top 35 senior) are reviewed by committee to determine the ultimate honorees. Read more
The Madison USBC Bowling Association presents the fourth annual Susan G. Komen Bowl for the Cure event, to be held Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Badger Bowl. Registration begins at 11:00 a.m., bowling starts at 12:00 p.m. The pre-registration deadline is March 2, 2013. The cost is $25.00 per person. More details available on the entry form.
All donations and money raised is donated to the
Komen Madison Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
For the second consecutive year, the five seed has run the table in the stepladder finals of the MBA Masters. MBA newcomer Derek Eoff bested a field of 45 entrants to claim the title in the fifth annual tournament on February 2, 2013.
Congratulations to Derek, who won $510.00, two tickets to the MBA Hall of Fame Dinner and Bowler Recognition ceremony in August, one ticket to the Dinner with the Champions in October, and the crystal Eagle Trophy.
The tournament was held at MBA City Tournament host Bowl-A-Vard Lanes on the USBC Blue #1 pattern – a pattern which has considerably less volume than the USBC Blue #3 condition used the previous two Masters. The result was significantly higher scores, though no honor counts.
All team captains in the 2012-13 MBA Championship Tournament received a free ticket for a end of tournament drawing. This year, the MBA will give away three Ebonite Challenge bowling balls. We will also give away two Columbia double ball totes.
The winners of Ebonite Challenge bowling balls are:
1. Entry 15, Kevin Freymiller
2. Entry 17, Don Washington
3. Entry 26, Dave Eaton
The winners of the Columbia double totes are:
1. Entry 3, Brian Wilk
2. Entry 40, Del Thompson
Ball winners will receive a claim letter in the mail with instruction to pick up their ball at Rob Bailey’s Pro Shop. Totes will be delivered to the winners on their league night.
Congratulations to the drawing winners and thank you for entering the MBA City Tournament!
Unofficial final results with prize listings are posted, pending average and eligibility verification. Congratulations to all the scratch titlists and division champions!
Herb Kimpel threw the last shot of Squad 14 to be “Reverse Joe Bowler”, concluding another successful MBA Championship Tournament.
The tournament will be conducted on the USBC Blue 1 lane pattern.
USBC Open Championship Dress Code rules are in effect
Entrants will bowl six games across 12 lanes, with the top five advancing to a stepladder final.
Entry fee is $50.00. The projected prize fund, based on 50 bowlers, will be $2,660.00 which includes $1500.00 in sponsors. One out of three will cash. Read more
This year, there will be two shifts of bowling – first shift at 2:00 p.m., second shift at 5:00 p.m.
More Info: Bowl for Breath
There are 34 teams with entries turned in already, two more squads (eight and 10 teams) being organized, two more squads of eight rumored to be building, and another dozen entries “penciled in”. If all of that comes through, we can easily expect at least eighty teams this year – and hopes of breaking the 100 team barrier are realistic.
The (typically slow starting) first weekend will feature a half-dozen teams on each of the first two squads, Sunday, January 6. Read more
City tournament entry forms will be distributed to MBA bowling centers this weekend. The slight delay came with a last minute major sponsorship deal with Budweiser. Ebonite has been added as a major sponsor and will be the official ball of the 12-13 tournament. The MBA thanks these and our returning corporate sponsors.
Title Sponsor Stop-N-Go Convenience Centers Returns
Stop-N-Go Convenience Centers will be the Madison USBC Bowling Association Championship Tournament title sponsor again this season, re-committing their title sponsorship of the event. Stop-N-Go has been the top sponsor of the MBA tournaments for many years, and we really appreciate their continued support. There are better than a dozen locations in our association jurisdiction, so visit one soon. Read more